US 1532728 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 7, 1925. v 1,532,728
F. J. BRQBST COMBINATION WORKSTAND AND TURNTABLE Filed Aug. 14, 1924 attoznaga Civ FRANK a. nnonsr, ,or PORTLAND, aaneen, Assis-Non erm ernannte.. enna.'
sr-traut ALF B. L.
COMBINATIGN "'G-KSTND ANB TURNTABLE.
Application filed August 14, 1924, Serial NafYSZJG.
To all affini/t 25 /mc/ coaccra: y
Be it known that l. FRANK 7l. Birons'r, a
citizen of the United States. and a residentr of l)ortland. county of vlultnomah7 State of ff/lr u. have invented a new and useful Combination l/Vorkstand and Turntable, of wl h the following is a specification.
"ihe present invention relates to improvements in ci'imbination w rkstand and turn table for a inotor vehicle and its' partcula object is to provide a device of the character described that is extremely simple in construction and can be manufactured at such alow cost that it is readily available lfor anyv automobile owner in his private garage. -l urther Vobject is to provide a combination work stand and turn table in which a 'large nui'nberxof parts are readily inter changeable and are removably secured to one another so that the `device may be easily knocked down and may be conveniently shipped. il further object of the invention is to provide a device of the character described that is symmetrical on opposite sides of a transverse center line and that may be readily turned end for end, either end being adapted to be engaged with a slanting approach allowing the vehicle to bedriven on a platform. which latter is elevated above the ground surface so that the chassis of the motor vehicle may be readily worked upon. A further object of the invention is to provide a slanting removable approach.
and an elevated platform which may be readily engaged withand disengaged from either end thereof, and which when engaged locks the elevated platform against rotation. Further objects and advantages of my device will appear as the specification proceeds.
The preferred forms ofthe inventionare illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 shows a top plan view of one form of my device, Figure 2 a vertical longitudinal section through the same, F igure 3 a plan viewillustrating one end of a modified form and Figure 4 a longitudinal section taken along line IV-lV of Figure 3. l/Vhile l have shown only the preferred forms of the invention it should be understood that various changes or modifications may be made within the scope of the claims hereto attached without departing from the spirit of the invention.
The platformv for my device consists of three spaced transverse bars having two longitudinalrunners spaced to conform acing of the vehicle wheels secured f Ameans of screws liffpacing (d) are interposed between the lonruin'iers and rest on the bars ,ch they :e secured by means of 'luards (7) are secured to the l portions of the runners i be noted that in this construction lerof the elements are inter:- `for instance the .three .ti s- Irs (l), the two runners (2) the three uc' members and the two guards suitable casting (S) is secured .to bottoni face of the central one of the bars and supports a. ring (v9.) .ich latter serves as a retaining ring lfor (-11) constituting an anti-friction bearing for the 4standard (12), .which latter secured to the floor represented by the line (13), the floor being Vpreferably an ordinary Aconcrete foundation.
To allow a motor vehicle to be driven on the plat-form under its own power I provide the slanting approach (14:) consisting of a number of boards (16) resting on two Slant- Ving supports (17) and side pieces (18) secured to the sides thereof in such a manner as to poject- .beyond the same at the upper end shown at (19). The approach is of the same width as the platform so that the two projections (19) engage the platform from opposite sides and prevent the same from turning when the approach is in place. The approach may simply rest on the floor or Vmay be made to ride between two guide blocks (21) which prevent lateral shifting of the same.
l The platform rides on suitable castors .(22) one'of which is provided at each corner thereof.
It will be seen from the above description that the platform may be easily knocked down for the purpose of shipping the same and that the interchangeability of the various parts renders the saine practically adapted for assembly by a layman. To use the same it is only necessary to erect the standard (12) on the floor of the garage in which it is to be used. While it freely turns when the approach is disconnected from the same the latter holds itv against rotation when in place. The approach may be easily disconnected by sliding the same backward a few inches whereupon the platform may be turned end for end to be again connected with the approach by a slight forward-thrust ot the same. i i
l. In a combination work stand and turn table for a motor vehicle, a standard, an open horizontal frame pivoted thereon presenting spaced runners for the vehicle Wheels, casters pivoted to the tour corners of the frame for engagement with the ground surface and a removable slanting approachadapted to be interchangeably engaged with either end the frame having projections extending from the sides thereot adapted to be brought into sliding engage ment with the sides oi' the frame tor locking the same against revolxfing motion. Y
2. In a combination work stand and turn table for a motor vehicle, a standard, an open horizontal 'trarne pivoted thereon presenting spaced runners for the vehicle Wheels7 casters pivoted to the four corners of the frame for engagement with the ground surface and a removable slanting approach adapted to be interchangeably engaged with either end of the trame having projections extending from the sides thereotl adapted to be brought into sliding engagement with the sides of the trame tor locking the saine against revolving motion, the approach hav ing guide means associated therewith connning the same to longitudinal sliding niotion. A
f3. ln a combination work stand and turn table for a motor vehicle, a rotatably mounted elevated frame adapted to support the vehicle wheels thereon and being formed symmetrical onY opposite sides of a transijerse center line and a removable slanting approach adapted to be interchangeably engaged with either end ot the frame'having means thereon for preventing revolving motion of the trame when engaged therewith, the approach having guide means associated therewith confining the same to longitudinal sliding motion.
4. ln a combination workstand and turn table tor a motor vehicle, a 'frame comprising a transverse bar, two interchangeable end bars evenly spaced theretrom, two interchangeable spaced longitudinal runners removably secured on the three bars, 4two interchangeable spacing members between the runners secured on the end bars and interchangeable longitudinal guards removably secured to the outer marginal portions of' the runner Yfor confining the vehicle wheels.
FRANK J. BROBST.