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Publication numberUS1608552 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1926
Filing dateNov 11, 1924
Priority dateNov 11, 1924
Publication numberUS 1608552 A, US 1608552A, US-A-1608552, US1608552 A, US1608552A
InventorsHoward Ellis George
Original AssigneeHoward Ellis George
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1608552 A
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G. H. ELLIS Nov. 30 1926.

TRUCK Original iled Nov 11, 1924 V OQGOOOOGO INVENTUR G'EUEEE HUWHE'U ELLIS BY M ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 30, 1926.




Application filed November 11, 1924, Serial No. 749,171. fienewed October 19, 1926.

This invention has relation to certain new and useful improvements in an oil drum truck which is designed particularly for supporting and transporting a drum of oil or the like.


The invention has for another object the provision of a truck of the character stated which is of simple and inexpensive construction and which is designed in such a manner that a drum of oil or the like may be readily placed thereon and firmly held in position while being transported, without danger of the drum slipping out of position.

The invention has for a further object the provision of a truck designed so as to readily pick up or release a drum such as an oil drum used in a garage, thus making it possible to mount the drum of oil on the truck and fasten the same in position so that it may be readily moved about the garage for the purpose of dispensing the contents of the drum as required in different parts of the garage.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of co-operating elements as hereinafter more specifically set forth, claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings forming a part of the present application and in which:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the truck in use and showing by dotted lines the receivingposition of the drum lifting plate.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section through the structure shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section, substantially on the plane of line 33 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.

Referring more in detail to the drawings in which similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, it will be seen that the truck includes the truck platform 5 mounted on suitable castors 6, in the usual manner to permit movement of the truck in any direction. A pair of curved or arcuate sleepers 7 are mounted on angular supporting brackets, between the forward and rear pairs of standards 8 carried on the truck platform 5' and braced by suitable angular brace members 9, as shown clearly in the drawings.

A transversely curved or arcuate drum lifting plate 10 is hinged centrally at one end to one of the sleepers 7 by means of an appropriate hinge 11 so as to swing on the outer edge of the sleeper 11, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1. A turned back drum lifting lip 12 is provided at the free end of the drum lifting plate 10, preferably by turning back the edge thereof, as shown in Fig. 2. The lip 12 is adapted to receive the annular flange 13 at one end of an oil drum 14 of conventional form and thereby hold this end of the drum 14, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. A hook 15 is provided for gripping the annular flange 16 at the other end of the .oil drum 14, as shown clearly in the drawings. The hook 15 is carried by a compression spring 17 which is secured to a bolt 18 or the like extended through or otherwise carried by the other sleeper 7, as shown in detail in Fig. 2. It is evident that the hook 15 is employed only when the oil drum 14 is resting on the sleepers 7 as illustrated in the drawings. While only one form of oil drum 14 is illustrated in position on the truck, it is apparent that any con ventional form of drum 14 may be received on and supported upon the truck so that the drum may be readily moved from place to place, as in a garage and the contents of the drum 14 dispensed therefrom as required, a suitable discharge faucet 19 being provided on the drum 14 for controlling the discharge of the contents thereof and pre venting leakage of the contents while the drum 14 is on the truck.

It is believed the complete construction and operation of the truck may now be understood from the foregoing paragraphs taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, without further detailed description. It may be briefly stated, however, when it is desired to mount a drum 14 on a truck, the truck is moved to the drum 14 while the latter is standing on one end and the drum lifting plate 10 is moved under the edge of the drum 14 as the latter is tilted, so as to engage the annular flange 13 of the lower end of the drum 14 in the turned back lip 12 of the drum lifting plate 10. The drum 14 is then tilted over onto the drum lifting plate 10 and finally onto both of the sleepers 7, the drum lifting plate 10 serving to lift the drum 14 off of the surface and prevent the drum 14 from slipping off of the truck. After the drum 14 has been placed on the sleepers 7, the hook 15 is engaged with the annular flange the sleeper 7 carrying the-hook l5 and the other end of the drum 14' swung downwardly on the drum lifting plate 10. When the end of the drum 1 1 is engaged with the surface, it may be readily tilted to release'the drum 14 from the turned back lip 12 of the drum lifting plate and the latter withdrawn. It is evident that the drum 14a and truck may be readily moved in any direcnon, as desired and the dispensing of the contents of the drum 14 controlled withsnt danger of leakage of the contents of the drum 14, through the medium of the discharge faucet 19.

While the preferred embodiment of the invention has been disclosed, it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangeinent-of co-operating elementsmay be resorted towithin the scope of What is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

\Vhat I claim as new is:

1. A truck including a truck platform;

drum supporting sleepers mounted on said platform; a hingedly mounted drum lifting plate carried by one of said sleepers and having a turned back lip for engaging one end of adrum for lifting the latter onto said sleepers and retaining the drum against movement in one direction on said sleepers; and means carried by theother sleeper for engagement with the other end of the drum resting on said sleepers to prevent movement of the drum in the other direction and retain'the drum inengagement with saidlip of'the said drumliftingplate;

2. A truck including a platform; standards arranged in pairs on-said plat-form;

arcnate sleepersextended transversely above said 'platformand supported in said pairs of standards; a drum lifting. plate hinged to one of said sleepers and adaptedtoswing downwardly at one end of the truck; said drum lifting plate being curved transversely and having a turned back drum flange engaging; lip at its free end; a flange engaging hook for engagement withthe flange; at. the other end of the drum; meansfor resiliently connecting said hook with the adjacent sleepers; said hook and said lip being arranged for co-operation in holding a drum against movement on said sleepers; and bracing means for said standards.

In testimony whereof, I aflix Imy signature.


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U.S. Classification248/129, 280/79.6, 280/830, 280/79.3
International ClassificationB62B3/10
Cooperative ClassificationB62B3/104
European ClassificationB62B3/10C