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Filed Jan. 19, 1925 J GOLON TOBAGO@ LEAF CONVEYER fvwemtoz Patented oci. 27, 1925.
JULIUS GOLON, 01'? SUFFIELD, CONNECTICUT.
Application filed January 19, 1925. Serial No. 3,414.
To all who/m t may concern! Be it known that I, JULTUs GoLoN, a citi.
Zen of the United States, and resident of Suflield, in the county of Hartford and e .State of Connecticutfhave invented a certain new and useful Tobacco-Leaf Conveyer, of
which the following is a specification.V
This invention relates to improvements in conveyers, particularly tobacco leaf J conveyers, and it is the principal object of the invention to provide a conveyer allowing a gradually lowering of a load, particularly tobacco leaf bunches from storage or curing lofts to transporting vehicles or the like, and the automatic return of the conveyer cable after each operation.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a conveyer of simple and inexpensive construction adapted to be readily attached and detached to and from a suport.
p A further object of the invention is the provision of a conveyer including a spring controlled cable drum provided with means for preventing a slipping or overlapping of the cable.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a device of this type provided with a` drum on which a suitable length of cable is wound in two groups or series, the end of each having attached thereto the article engaging and carrying means.
These and other objects and advantages of my invention will become more fully known as the description thereof proceeds, and will then be more particularly pointed out in the appended cla-im.
In the accompanying drawing, forming a material part of this disclosure:
Figure is a side elevation of a conveyer constructed according to my invention.
Figure 2 is a front view thereof, seen in t-he direction of the arrows 2-2 of Fig-V ure 1.
Figure 3 is a cross-section through the conveyer on line 3-3 of Figure 1.
The conveyer comprises a frame 10 including an upper cross-bar 11 equipped with a hanger or hook 12 by means of which the device is suitably hung to one of the rafters or other support on a tobacco storing house or loft.
The frame is provided with suitable bearings 13 for a stationary shaft 14, carrying within frame 10 a rotatable drum 15. lVithin this drum the inner end of a strong coil spring 16 is secured to the shaft 14, as at 17, and wound about the shaft in a plurality of convolutions, while the outer end of the spring is attached to the drum as indicated at 18.
A cable or rope of suitable material and length is wound upon the drum in two series or groups denominated 19 and 20 respectively, and to'the outer ends of the cable, which are wound upon themselves to form eyes 21 and 22, are attached the upper ends of a hook-shaped carrier 23 connected by a cross-bar 2/1.
In order to `prevent a shifting of the cable series or winding upon each other, the frame 10 intermediate its ends has cross-bars 25, and a slipping of the cables from or off the drum is prevented by hook-shaped members 26 secured at their inner ends as at 27 at both sides of the drum to one of the frame bars 10.
Suitable collars 28, 29 on shaft 141 prevent an undesirable displacement of frame and drum.
The operation of the device is apparent from the above description. In use the hook 12 is hung over a rafter, and a bunch of tobacco leaves is attached to the hookcarrier 23. The strength of the spring is so selected that it will allow the drum to rotate under the proper weight to lower the load, and after the latter has been removed from the carrier, to automatically wind thecable groups upon the drum for further use.
The guide-bars 25 will prevent a tangling of the cable and ensure at all times a proper winding of the same upon the drum, while the hooks 26 will positively prevent the cable from slipping offv the drum, so that the device will at all times properly operate and allow a ready lowering of the loa-ds of tobacco leaves to the ground, and an automatic re-winding of the cable upon the drum after the removal of the load.
It will be clear that the device may be used for many other purposes too numerous to mention, and that changes 4may be made in the general arrangement and in the construction of the minor details without departure from the scope and spirit of the invention dened in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent s:
In a tobacco leal' @envoyer of the class describedy the Combination of a shaft with a soring controlled druin revolving` about said shaft, a cable wound about said drum in two groups spaced from each other, a unitary, hook-shaped article carrier held on 10 the ends of the cables of said groups, a
hanger for the conveyer, hook-shaped niembers attached at one end to said hanger and laterally engaging said cable groups, a ineans for keeping the cables in a single layer, and a means for preventing,` a displacement of hanger and drum,
Signed atA Suffield, in the county 0I". Harti'old and State of Connecticut this 10th day of January A. D. 1925.