US 1760458 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 27 1930.
A. WEBER PIPE SUPPORT Filed July 16, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet l May 27, 1930.
A. EBER PIPE SUPPORT Filed July 16, 1928 2 $heets-Sheet 2 r m m 1 I %Zer Patented May 27,1930 i 1,760,458
UNITED srarrs PATENT oFricE ADOLPH B. WEBER, OF WADENA, IOWA PIPE SUPPORT Application filed. July 16, 1928. Serial N'o. 292,988.
The present invention pertains to improvesists in the construction of a pair of semiments in pipe supports, and resides more parcircular shaped plates 2 and 3 respectively. ticularly in means for supporting the blower T is plates 2 and respectively, are hingedly pipe of an ensilage cuttin machine, to perconnected together, at one of their ends by a 5 mit the discharge of the ensilage into the silo pin 1, while the opposite end of the plate 2 is 55 without the liability ofthe pipe falling from formed with a loop 5, and bifurcated in the the silo, as is often experienced and is due manner shown clearly in Fig. 2. particularly to the weak temporary means 7 an eyebolt 6, has its eye portiondisposed employed for securing the pipe to the silo. within the bifurcated end of the plate 2, W Frequently, the falling of the discharge while a pin 7 projects through the 100135, 6 v blower pipe results in injury to workmen for pivotally connecting the eye bolt to said nearby, and at least causes delay and a conseplate. A follower member 8 is arranged on quential expense. the threaded portion of the eye bolt, while a The prime object of this invention is to prowing not 9 is threadable on the eye bolt for vide a novel support for the blower pipe of engagement against the follower.
any type of ensilage cutter, wherein the sup The free end of the complementary plate port is provided with means for attachment 3 is bifurcated at 10and curved backwardly to the upper edge of the silo, or to the edge in the manner shown in Fig. 1, to provide a of an opening in the silo, while a horizontally hooked end. The bolt 6 is adapted to be en- 1L0 disposed structure on the support, provides gaged within the case 10 and the follower 8 means for securing the blower pipe in subforced into engagement with the hooked end stantially vertical disposition. of the plate 3, by feeding the wing nut 9 in- Another important object of the invention wardly on the bolt 6. is to provide a device of this character, which A pair of substantially L-shaped bars 5 can be easily attached in place for use and 10-10 are each twisted at one of their ends which will be far more. efficient and practical 11, and secured to the outer side of the plate in use, than devices now employed for the 2, adjacent the active ends thereof. An arousame purpose. l ate-shaped crossbar 12 has its end portions Still another object of the invention is to connected to the depending leg portions of 0 provide a pipe support of this novel structhe L-shaped bars 10-10,while the brace 13, 30
- ture, wherein means are provided to permit connects the intermediate portions of i the the adjustment thereof to fit various sized cross bar 12, with the intermediate portion structures, to which the same may be applied. of thesemi-circular plate. A hook member After reading the following specification 1% is secured to the brace bar 13, anddepends and claims, other important objects and ad below the same, and as shown in Fig. 3. vantages of the invent-ion will become appar- Threadedthrough the depending leg porent. f tion of each L-shaped bar 10 is a threaded In the drawings 7 element 15, provided with a clamp plate 16, Figure 1 represents a top plan view of the adapted for movement between said dependl invention. ing legs and the depending leg of an addi- Fig; 2 is an end elevation, looking toward tional l...-shapedbar 17.. The horizontal leg the pipeclamping structure, which is shown iportion of the bar 17 is formed with a slct in open position. 1 18, adjacent its freeend, and apair of open- Fig. 3is aside elevation of the device, and ings 19 formed therein, slightly inwardly 45 Fig. 4; is an enlarged perspective view of from the said block. 7 i
one of the clamp plates. The slot 18 and the openings 19 are ar- Now referring to the drawings wherein ranged in longitudinal alinement. A rivet u like numerals designate like parts, the inven- 20 projects upwardly from "the horizontal tion includes a clamping "annulus generally portion of the bar 10- and is disposed through referred to by the numeral. 1, and which con the slot 18 to permit the slidable movement of the bar 17, to vary the space between the depending leg portion thereof, and the depending leg portion of the complementary bar 10.
A set screw 21 may be inserted through either of the openings 19 for setting the L- shaped bars 10 and 17 respectively in the desired spaced relation.
In the use of this device, the same is adapted to be secured to the top of a silo, or to the edge of an opening therein, by properly adjusting the depending leg portions of the L-shaped plates 10 and 17 re spectively, for disposition over the edge portions of the silo structure, after which the threaded members 15 are fed toward the silo wall, for clamping the plates 16 tightly thereto.
By this means of securing the support to,
the silo, the annular structure 1 will be dis posed horizontally outwardly from the silo wall, so that by attaching a pulley shown by dotted .lines in Fig. 3, and referred to by the numeral 22, one end of a cable trained thereover, may be secured to the blower pipe of the ensilage cutter machine, and the other end is pulled for elevating the pipe to a point adjacent the annular structure 1.
A workman may then arrange the pipe within the. annular structure, by first disengaging the plate 3 fro'mthe eye bolt 6 and swinging the same outwardly. The pipe may then be disposed within the annular structure, and the eye bolt 6 again engaged with the hooked end of the plate, 3, so that by tightening the wing nut 9 against the follower 8, the plates 2 and 3 respectively will tightly grip the pipe and maintain the same in a vertical position, without liability that the same will easily become displaced and fall to probably cause injury to workmen nearby.
The blower pipe can be disengaged from the support with equal ease, and with a saving of time over supporting devices now used for this purpose.
It is also to be understood that certain changes in the shape, size, or materials, may be made in the manufacture of this device, without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I'claim as new is g a A pipe support of the class described comprising a clamp structure adapted to engage over the edge of a supporting wall, an annular clamp structure connected to said first mentioned structure, said annular clamp structureconsisting of a pair of semi-circular members, said members being hingedly connected together at one of their ends, and means for securing the remaining ends of the members together, said first mentioned clamp structure consisting of an arcuate plate secured. to one of said semi-circular members, bars connecting the ends of the arcuate plate with said member, L-shaped members secured to said bars, each with one of its legs spaced parallel from one end of the arcuate plate, and clamp means for operation between said legs and plate for engagement with the upper edge of the wall.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature ADOLPH B. WVEBER.