US 1769134 A
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July 1,. 1930.' C, P, HA F 1,769,134
' LIFTING DEVICE Filed Jupe 12, 1929 INVENTOR har/es PJYa/i" ATTORNEYS Patented July 1, 1930 PATEN ;amp;
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I Thisfinvention relates to "apparatus for handling and transferring materials such, for example, as sheets or slabs. of builders boards and the like. Among other objects, the invention aims toprovide an improved apparatus of this character which will efiiciently and rapidly handlethematerials for which it is designed with a minimum of manual labor and attention. I
The nature of theinvention maybe readily understood by reference to one illustrative apparatus embodying the invention and shown in the accompanying drawings, 111 which Fig. ratus; I
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of one end of the apparatus; and
Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the end of-the apparatus shown in Fig. 2. u
The illustrative apparatus is arranged, in this instance, for the distribution and han- 1 is a perspective view of the appadling of materials, builders boards, for exl largement 21 111 which longitudinally moving screw 22 is threaded to which, at one-end,
ample, to drying rooms, or to other apparatus for future treatment. Builders boards are usually prepared [continuous web by Well known machines adapted for that purpose. The board thus formed then usually requires treatment,
drying, for example, to-renroveexcess molsture, and for this purpose 1t 18 usually cut into sheets or slabs ofvariouslengths for convenience in handling. These boards in the form of sheets or slabs are large and cumbersome and diflicult to handle and to turn and in many cases very heavy, such, for example, as
boards formed of a cement and asbestoscomposition which in some mstances are approxithe forming machine;
Fromthetormingmachine the sheets or slabs are placed in the lifting and handling apparatus supported from an overhead moving crane, the lifting and handling apparatus s ias desired. Y I
themn p i r a For thepurpose-o'f retainingthe sheet or slab 10 in horizontal positions when held i929; Serial No. a 370,307.
, being such that the sheet orslab can-be rotated about its longitudinal axis to expose either surface thereof for; working thereon or-forstaclring the sheet or slabilat ,or on vThe liftingapparatus consists ot a-frame :constructedof two equallengthsof angle or channel irons 11 and 12spaced' from each other by end pieces 13 and 14 and center piece -15 suitably secured to the channel irons,the center-piece lit-being provided with anfaperture 16 for the hook of the liftingcraneor 18 is secured to a laterally extending channel piece 19 tenths-reception ofjone end of a sheetor slab 1of-buildersboarda Theshaft prevented by collar: 20 movement..-
*The-endpieceld is provided with anen- V issec'ured hand wheel 23 for movement of the screw, The opposite end, 0i screw 22 is formedor provided with a forked section 24 straddling and pivoted at25 to adepending arm ormember 26 which in turn is pivoted at 27 between supporting irons 11 and 12.]
The opposite'or lower end of pivoted member 26 carries a bearing member'28- similar, to bearing member 17in which rotates shaft in alignment with shaft 18 and toltheopfpoa site end portions of which are securedahand member 30 and a channel p ece 31'. p
1 It will'be readily seen that anymovement oi'the screw 22 will change the space between the cooperatingchannel pieces 19; and 81 thus regulating the space therebetween in accordance with the length of the sheetv or slab 1,0 to be received in andclamped and supported by between the members 19 and 3l,aghook mema tivelyhooked into eye bolts E i and 85. i
As illustrated in the drawings, the sheet or slab 1O isshown with one flat surface uppermost and when it is desired to turn the oppo site surface uppermost the hook member 32 is removed from eye bolt 34 and the hand member 30 turned until the slab is reversed, when theihook member 32 may be hooked into eye Qbviously, the present invention is not re- "stricted to the details of the illustrative ap-" paratus herein shown anddescribed.
Hav1ng described one embodlment of my invention, I claim:
1. In apparatus for handling building board sections, the combination comprising cooperating rotatable members for holding said board sections, hand operated means for moving said members toward one another, hand operated means for rotating said members, and separate means for positively securing said members in horizontal positions. 2. In apparatus for handling building board sections, the combination comprising cooperating rotatable members for holding 25 7 -moving said members toward one another,
said board sections, hand operated means for hand operated means for rotating said members, and means for securing said members in horizontal positions, all of said means for moving,'rotating and securing said rotatable members being located at one end of said ap- 'paratus;
3. In apparatus for handling building board sections, the combination comprising a substantially horizontal frame work, end members extending from said framework fixed relationships. 7
two hand-controlled means being adjacent to each other so that they may be conveniently manipulated.
I 6. In apparatus for handling building boards and the like, the combination of a 7 frame bar, arms spaced apart and supported saidflbar, one of said arms being fixed to the bar and the other movably mounted CHARLES PQHAFF.
relatively movable toward one another, bearing members carried by said end members, cooperating members rotatable 1n said bearing members for clamping said board sections therebetween, and a hook member for retainingsaid board sections in horizontal positions.-
4. In apparatus for handling buildings boar ds'a'nd the like, the combination of a fra'mebar, arms spaced apart and supported by said bar, one of said arms being fixed to the bar and the other movably mounted thereon, two board-receiving elements, the first: element pivoted to said fixed arm and the second element pivoted to'said movable arm, hand-controlled means for adjusting means for "adjusting said second element.
' 5. In apparatus for handling building boards and 'the like, the combination of a frame bar, arms spaced'apart and supported by said bar, one of said arms being fixed to to the bar and the other movably mounted -thereon,rtwo board-receiving elements, the first'elemen't pivoted to said fixed arm and the second element pivoted to said movable arm, hand-controlled means for adjusting said movable arm, and hand-controlled 1- means for adjusting said second element, the
said movable arm, and hand-controlled