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Publication numberUS1536523 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1925
Filing dateAug 5, 1924
Priority dateAug 5, 1924
Publication numberUS 1536523 A, US 1536523A, US-A-1536523, US1536523 A, US1536523A
InventorsVictor T C Peterson
Original AssigneeVictor T C Peterson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
End-gate construction
US 1536523 A
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l May' 5, 1925.

v v v. T.-c. PETERSON END GATE CONSTRUCTION Filed Aug. 5. 1924 mmg Patented May 5, 1925.

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Application. fuea aaguse 5, `1924. se1-ia1.nb7`30',2s.

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Be it known that I,.VIo'ron T. C. Parnu son, a citizenof the United` Statearesiding at Atlanta,` in thev county of: Phelps and State of Nebraska; Vhave invented.certainnew-and useful Improvements .in an Rnd-Gate Construction, .of which the follow-ins;v isa specilication.. Y

This invention relates to improvements in end gates for Wagon bodies and hasifor its principal object to provide an end grate construction which is strong and durable9 the saine being providedV with a swingingldoor for cooperation with anopening formed. in the endl'gate whereby grain or. the like u'itln inthe wagon` box` may. be discharged therefrom. Fastening` means are associated with the door forsecuring4 the same in engrg'age-` meut with the opening,` for preventing `any .leakage of the grain througlr the opening.

A further `object of the' invention is. to provide an end gate of the above mentioned ohanacter which willfbe` simple in construetion, inexpensive, and furthermore adapted 5 for the purposestor Which'thesame is designated. y

Other objectsvand advantages of this invention will become apparent` during the course of the followingA description.`

In the accon'ipanying'j drawing forming a part of this specification and. in which like `numerals .designateflike parts throughout the same:

Figure `l is a side elevation of my improved end gate. y v

Figure 2 isy a sectional viewtakenwapproximately on line Q-Zfof Figure l;

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional View taken; approximately on lineA 3-3 otV Figure 2, and l' Figure l is a fragment-ary sectional pieu taken approximately on line i-l of ure l. v

In the drawing wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred einbodiment of my invention, thehnumcral 1 designates generally my' improved endl gate. the saineI being preferably constructed of sheet metal. The end `gate comprises the spaced outer and inner Walls and 3 re spectively, the same being of such size as' to fit in the open end oit the Wagon body, not shown, in the manner` .WellY lnownin the art. Y i

For the purpose of spacingr the walls .comprising the end O'ate, with respect to. each ,other7 the channeled `shaped.member leze tends betweenfthe outer edges of the outer andinner walls respectively and' any suitable fastening means suoli asis shown at extends throughthe 1Nall` and therchauml shapedspacing'member Yfor securing` the latter in proper position.between the Walls.

The Walls of the end` gate are cut` awry to provide an enlarged rectangularshaped opening-'in the endV gate for the purpose of permitting Y from the Wagon box- Without, necessitajling;` the removal of the endgate fromthe Wagon box. AThe inner edgeof, the outer. Wall which extends around the openingr which is desire nated by thenuineraldis disposed'inwardly fromA the inner edge 7. of` the inner Wall 2 which. extends around the opening` formed in the end gate. p The punpose ofA this. con structionis toprovide a, flange 8.on the inner side of the end gate around' the opening` formed1 therein. for the purposes hereinafter to be more. fully described. A channel shaped member 9 *similarV tothe channel shaped member, l' extendsbctween the outer and inner. Walls. adjacent. the inner edges thereof as is clearly illustrated: in Figures 2 and #l of the drawing, the fasteninl;` means for securing the channel shaped member S being illustrated at l0.

A Secured' on the outer wall, 2 adjacent the inner-side edges (i thereof 'are the elongated angle irons 11. The securing means` associated` with the channeli shaped member S and the outen and inner walls also provide `a means tor securing the angle irons ll on .the outer Wall. The angleirons extend from :the bottom edge of the endo-ate on the outer wall to a point adjacent theupper edge thereof in the manner clearly illustrated in Fie'- urel; The' purpose of theprovision ot the angle iron Will be presently described. Cooperating` with the opening' formed in the endr gate by cutting'` away the outer and iuner Wallis the metallic door l2. rlhe metallic door also comprises the outer and inner grain or the'lile to be discharged walls 13 and 14 respectively, A channel shaped member 15 smilar to the channel shaped members above described extends between the edges of the walls of the door for holding the same in spaced relation with respect to each other. The fastening means for securing the channel shaped member 15 is illustrated at 1G. The metallic door 12 is hingedly supported at its upper end b y means of the horizontally extending rod 17 which extends through the looped brackets 18 secured to the outer wall 13 of the door 12 at the upper edge thereof and a similar bracket 19 secured to the outer wall 2 of the end gate 1 adjacent the upper edge of the opening. The ends of the rod 17 are adapted to extend through suitable openings provided in the upper portion of the angle irons 11.

The inner wall 14 of the door 12 is adapted for engagement with the ilange S formed on the inner wall 3 of the end gate adjacent the opening therein in the manner clearly illustrated in Figures 2 and 4 of the drawing, and when in this position, the opening is closed by the door and the grain in the wagon box is prevented from leaking therethrough. Angle irons 20 similar to the angle irons 11 are secured to the outer side edges of the outer wall 13 of the door 12, the securing means 1G provided for the channel shaped member 15 also supports the angle irons 20 on the o-uter wall of the door. rEhe angle irons 11 and 2O respectively are provided with registering openings 21 and 22 respectively adjacent the bottom of the end gate and vthe purpose thereof will be hereinafter more fully described.

For the purpose of locking. the door 12 in engagement with the opening provided in the end gate, a pair of cooperating rods 23 and 24 are provided. rllhe inner ends thereof are connected to a suitable operating lever 25 which is pivotally supported adjacent its lower ends as illustrated at 26 on the intermediate portion of the outer wall 13 of the door 12. The rods 23 and 24 extend horizontally in opposite directions and the outer ends thereof extend longitudinally through suitable casings 27 and 23 carried by the outer wall 13 of the door 12 adjacent the angle iron 20. The outer ends of the rods further extend through the registering openings 21 and 22 provided in the angle irons 11 and 20 respectively in the manner clearly illustrated in Figure 4 of the drawing, thereby preventing the door from swinging outwardly out. of engagement with the opening. A collar such as is shown at 29 is carried by each of the rods adjacent the outer end thereof and is disposed within each casing and further adapted for engagement with the respective angle irons 20. Coil springs 30 encircle each of the rods and are disposed within each of the casings :masses between the inner wall of the casing and the collar 29 for normally holding the rods in locked engagement with the angle irons.

A handle 31 is associated with the upper end of the lever 25 for enabling the same to be moved in either direction and a segmental rack 32 is secured on the outer wall of the door for cooperation with the lever 25 for holding the same in any desired position and whereby the rods 23 and 24 may be held out of engagement with the openings provided in the angle irons in order to permit the doors to be swung to an open position. A suitable handle 33 is secured to the outer wall of the door 12 adjacent the bottom thereof for enabling the same to be grasped and swung upwardly in order to disengage the door from the opening and enable the grain in the wagon box to be discharged therethrough.

The provision of a metallic end gate of the above mentioned character, will render the same strong and durable and at the same time will be inexpensive. The simplicity in which the same is constructed enables the door to be readily and easily opened or close(L as may be desired and when in a closed position1 there will be no possibility of the grain in the wagon box leaking therefrom.

lhile l have shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that various changes in the size, shape and arrange-ment of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what 1 claim is 1. An end gate structure including a pair of spaced parallel plates having registering openings therein, one opening being smaller than the other, channel irons holding the plates in parallel spaced relation, two of said channel irons being disposed along the edges of the openings, and a door for said opening including a pair of spaced parallel walls, channel irons holdingthe walls in spaced parallel relationship, a pair of angle irons on the plate having the larger opening, one on each side of said larger opening, a rod attached to the upper edge of the door and extended through the angle irons so as to hingedly mount the door on the wall having the larger opening so that it may be swung into the openings for closing bolli openings, and slidable-rods on the door projectable through the angle irons.

2. An end gate structure including a pair of spaced parallel plates having register'- ing openings therein, one opening being smaller than the other, channel irons holding the plates in parallel spaced relation, two of said channel irons being disposed along the edges ofthe openings, and a door for said opening including a pair of spaced lio parallel Walls, channel irons holding the Walls in spaced parallel relationship, a pair ol' angle irons on the plate having the larger opening, one on each side of said larger opening, a rod attached to the upper edge of the door and extended through the angle iron so as to hn'gedly mount the door on the Wall having the larger opening so that it may be swung into the openings for elosing both openings, slidable rods on the door 10 bars to hold there normally projectedV through the angle bars.

In testimony whereof I allx my signa- 15` ture.

VICTOR T. C. PETERSON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2670980 *Jul 3, 1950Mar 2, 1954Milhoan JohnPickup truck endgate fastener
US2742317 *Jan 28, 1953Apr 17, 1956Chandler Martin WileyDouble action end gate
US4113121 *Aug 15, 1977Sep 12, 1978Collins Industries, Inc.Pin release device for a wheelchair lift
US4826237 *Feb 18, 1988May 2, 1989Rugby Manufacturing Co.Dump body with self-cleaning, fold down side doors
Classifications
U.S. Classification296/51, 292/DIG.290
International ClassificationB62D33/027
Cooperative ClassificationB62D33/0273, Y10S292/29
European ClassificationB62D33/027A