US 1466724 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 4, 1923. 1,466.724
W. M MEANS GRAIN ELEVATOR Filed Dec. 28 1920 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 I Y A TTORNEY W Sept. 4,. 1923. 1,466,724.
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W. M MEANS GRAIN ELEVATOR Filed Dec. 28 1920 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 A TTORNEYS,
Patented Sept. 4, 1923 res:
WILLIAMMMCMEANR F ESI IBEBTY. I wa,
' GRiHN ELE -Aron:
Application-filed December 28,; 1920.. Serial 43:3;707:
To; t l iiwhicm ca warn:
eit mownthatsl, Winniecitizen of; the United; States-,: residing; at-
VVesfiLiberty, in, the county. of- Muscatine t -i 7 f. a: have; nven d rt in-V IIQW' fl/Il'd. guseful lmprovernentsin- Grain ;Elevators and I do ;hereby-;declare the follow-- ingto be a ,full, clear, and-exact;description fE h d Venti u, 11011;-:asf -ill, Il&b 6- 1 .1 killed; n hearte oewhichaitrappcrt inato make and use the same;
Thia nv n im relates tezs mprevem n s in grain -elevators; particularly of E thevt-ype for elevatingvgrain intobins 1 in storingethe same,
an isdes gne aa n: mprQwm M-ainonsubject-matters of I my; co pend-ings a jplicae ion'ifiled: pr l-1 .55. 920; S r l N g 3 3,
nom- Patent}; N01; 1,i345,-134 issued- April. 3,
V Thee-invention hasprimarily foritsobject to -:do: away; with .the ;.travel ing;; on 'trucki ap;
pliance termed: %the driveway, by. providing fordifting-pr: elevating the endlessbelt or chain of; buckets to .its inoperative or -hori-. zontal i position, upon its, supportin g frame V or; instrumental-fly, and; adapting-said; endless beltor chain;- o f buckets, with its ope crating; means, to=-be retainediimsaid inoperative or horizontal ,position from; said sup Po ting rame-v he-=- n ent'- n5hes e u her i ct o carry out the aforesaid purpose in a simple,
inexpensive and, effective; manneralso to lessen the number; of;partsrtogether with.-
imp ifying-s he t t ral fe t res hereon The invention therefore consists of certain instrumental it-ies; and; features of construe-- tion substantially as. hereinafter more fully set forth and defined by the appended claims. Ihe accompanying drawing illustrates the preferred embodiment of ,my invention or one form thereof wherein it will, beunderstood that various changes'andmodifications as relate to the detailed construction and arrangement of parts may'bemade without departing from thespirit or scope of my invention as embraced or coveredby the claims, and in which drawing z. w
Figure 1 is a side elevation. of my grain elevator. I f
Fig. 2 is an end elevation thereof as associated with a barnor depository for re ceiving grain from the elevator, parts being broken away, both of said views or figures also disclosing a gram-carrying vehicle or into the.;elev-ator.-"
Fig. 3; is aw-si'de elevation partly'in'section; A's a characteristicvfeature of my invention, Lsuitably provide, as-in-iny aboveree ferred; to application, a fraine-work1, which may be termed a drive-way? and; which-is:
alinement with; the entrance thereof. 7
Also, ,asin said-,applica,tion,- Lprovide ;-the.f usualendlesscha-in or beltof grain elevating buckets or cups positioned as: thereon 1 indicated, to, receive; movement 2 preferably by meansof anendlesschainbelt-41andsprocket:
pnlleys: 5-, 5%, together: with, intergearedmeans from any suitable motor, which is notconsidered necessary; toaberset forth herein, the same: constituting onlydnstrumentalities wellknown in. this; class :of; devices: and for ailike'. purpose. The; lower and upper endsofgthe carryinga frame of the endless belt of l wagon; ers-positioned in. delivering its; loadf j arranged in the barn or. grain-depositary; in g buckets 3 are suitably equipped with a'chute,
01" b00t, 6, and spout? 7, respectively, the:
former, being-arranged -,toreceive grain as the same a may be; dumped thereinto' from'a wagonS, or otherwise, andthe spout adapted, to provide forktheidelivery ofthe elevated graininto a bin, all as.readilylappreciatcd. Also-,as inmy; application herein referred to; suitable block: and tackle and, rigging :9,
10, adapted to; co-operate I withi'hooked rod contrivancesrll adapted to engage theforward axle of the wagon 8, together: with a; hoisting rope or line 12, are providedtocooperate :fortiltingor dumping the wagon in depositing its contents into the elevator buckets,;as indicated in Fig.1., 7 7
As disclosed especially by Figs. 1 and 2,
upon its forward uprights or members, at
forming aitrackway upon which travel pethe drive-way or frame 1 has arranged a ripherally grooved rollers let, of the carriage 16, the stub shafts or axles 15'of which rollers are carried by horizontal bars or membersf16 provided with upright short or stub.
bearings 18 for the shaft 19 carrying the sprocket pulley 5 of the bucket driving chain 4:. 'By means of this arrangement 1 functioning with the hoisting appliance here inafter described, the endless belt of buckets,
with their carrying frame and actuating gearing are adapted to be disposed in the dotted-line position, as shown especially in maybe termed channel-irons 21, and with which said end-projected portions of the shaft 20 engage and are guided when the elevator is being adjusted or moved, as stated, said shaft-extended portions being provided with rollers 20 traveling in contact. with the channel-irons. The transverse end barot the frame-work 13 is provided about centrally thereof with a pulley 17 This pulley 17 is connected to another pulley 18? on the bail 18 by means 01"" a cable 17 which froms a hoisting; means for raising the ele r vator to the dotted line position as indicated in Fig. 1.
In the operation of the device, the wagon is driven in from the right, as viewed in Fig. 1, under the conveyer while the same isin the raised position shown by the dotted lines. After the wagon has reached the position indicated in Fig. 1, the boot end of the conveyer frame is lowered to the position shown in full lines and the wagon may be caused to discharge its contents into the boot 6 by hoisting the front end of the wagon by means of thehoisting elements 9, 10, 11. At the be inning of the tilting movement of the wagon the operator actuates suitable controlled devices to start the conveyer 3 cansing the dumped grain to be elevated into a suitable bin (not shown) located in the upper end of the barn.
Iclaim: I 1
1. A device of the type described, including an adjustable elevator, a supporting means for one end or" said elevator compris ing a carriage to which said end is mov ably connected, an elevated trackway for the carriage, guide rollers attached to the lower end of said elevator, a fixed vertical guide way in which sail guide rollers are adapted to travel and means for raising the lower end or said conveyor.
2. A device of the type described, includ ing an elevator, a supporting means for said elevator comprising a carriage mounted on an overhead track, the upper-end or" said elevator being movably connected with said carriage, a vertical guide way located adja cent the trackway, a laterally extending shaft fixed to the lower end of said elevator and adapted to cooperate with said guideway, whereby the lower end of said 'conv yer may be raised or lowered in a vertical path and the upper end, supported by said carriage, may bemoved laterally during such raising of the lower end. p r
3. A device of the type described including a supporting framework through which a wagon may be driven, an elevated'trackway supported on said framework, a carrying member for the upper end of said elevator adapted to travel upon said elevated trackway, vertical guideways located adjacent the said framework, said elevator being provided with means at its lower end adapted to cooperate, with and guide said lower end vertically along said guide ways.
l. A device of the type described, includin an elevator, supporting means for said elevator, an elevated track-way arranged upon said elevator supportin means, a carrying member for said elevator adapted to travel upon said elevated track-way, a -framemember having guide ways for said elevator, said elevator being provided with means adapted to'function with said-frame-1neinber guideways, and means carried by the frame member for hoisting the lower end 01" said conveyer along the guideways.
1 In testimony whereof, I atlix my signature.
l VILLIAM M MEANS.