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Publication numberUS1796575 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1931
Filing dateFeb 18, 1930
Priority dateFeb 18, 1930
Publication numberUS 1796575 A, US 1796575A, US-A-1796575, US1796575 A, US1796575A
InventorsMorgan Harry E
Original AssigneeWeyerhaeuser Timber Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sticker-discharge mechanism
US 1796575 A
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-March 17, 1931. H, E, MORGAN 1,796,575

STICKER DISCHARGE MECHANI SM n E HarryE-Morgcm @JM w STICKER DISCHARGE MECHANI SM Filed Feb. 18, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 l gimme@ Harrg/EMorgcm SwM March 17, H, E MORGAN STICKER DISCHARGE MEGHANISM 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 S14/vento@ l Filed Feb. 18, 1930 ffrg/EMoI-gan WM W Patented Mar. 17, 1931 -UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HARRY `Ei MORGAN, F LON GVIEW, IVASHINGTON, ASSIGNOR TO WEYERHAEUSER TIMBER COMPANY, OF TACOMA, WASHINGTON, A CORPORATION 0F WASHINGTON STICKER-DISCHARGE MECHANISM Application filed February 18, 1930. Serial No. 429,274.

My invention relates generically to lumbermill machinery, and more particularly to a device for discharging the stickers which are used to space the courses of lumber in a pile from each other, semi-automatically upon the pile as the courses are piled.

rI'his is a preliminary to the kiln-drying or stacking of lumber, and since in the course of Acuring or drying the lumber it is most subject to warping, cracking and the like if itis subjected to undue or uneven stresses,

it is particularly important that the stickers be evenly spaced and that each sticker lie immediately above the sticker supporting the ,15 course below throughout their lengths. It is the object of my invention to provide a feed or discharge means, whereby the placing of the stickers in exact position is accomplished semi-automatically and with great ease, thus 2U eliminating considerable labor and the uncertainties of the human element.

It is a further object to provide a device of the general character indicated above which may be easily adjusted to accommodate different lengths of luniber,that is, to deposit the stickers at such different spacings as may be desired.

A further object is the provision `of a piling system, including such a sticker-depositing mechanism, wherein the pile may be kept always in such position relative to the sticker magazines that lits upper course is at a predetermined level therebelow.

Other objects, and more especially such as f" pertain` to the more strictly mechanical details of my invention, will be discovered from a studycf the attached drawings, of this specification, and of the claims which terminate the same. 4G My inventioncomprises the novel parts of V"a'novel combination and arrangement thereo In the accompanying drawings I have shown my invention in a form which is now preferred by me. y

Figure `1 is a view of a sticker magazine, lookingptoward'the end ofthe lumber which is beingpiled, and showing parts in thepositions they would assume as a sticker is being discharged.

Figure 2 is a general view of the stickerdepositing mechanism, taken at right angles to Figure l, and showing the parts in their normal position.

Figure 3 is a transverse section online 3-3 of Figure l through a sticker magazine, parts being shown in the normal position, and F igure 4 is a similar view, showing parts in operative position.

As the device would normally be incorporated in a mill, the lumber would be piled upon a truck or car 9, mounted upon rollers or supporting wheels 90, by which it may be run along rails 91, carried upon an elevator platform 92. The elevator platform 92 may e supported and elevated in any suitable way, and merely as illustrative of one means which may serve the purpose, I have shown a chain 93, connected to the platform 92, and passing over a sprocket wheel 94, which may itself be connected to a suitable source of power (not shown) to raise the elevator, or which may be merely a guide sprocket wheel, the opposite end of the chain 93 passing to some other source of power. Adjacent the elevator platform is the working platform 95 and a feed table 9G, by means of which the lumber may be brought for piling upon the car platform 9. The individual boards l are illustrated in the drawings with the transversely extending sticker S between them, adjacent their ends, and at 'intern'iediate locations.

Above the elevator platform I prefer that overhead rails SO be supported, upon the beams 81, these rails 8() supporting the track rollers 82 carried in trucks 8, wherecn, by means of transverse bars or beams 83, the sticker magazine l is suspended in position transversely of the pile of lumber on the platform 9. By thus supporting the sticker magazines, they may be moved into and out of position as and when required, and their use may be dispensed with whenever it is not deemed necessary or convenient to employ them. Also, as will appear hereafter, it is possible more easily to adjust them in position with respect to the pile of lumber and with respect to each other.

rlhe precise construction of the sticker plungers 2 on the several magazines all operate simultaneously, and this, of course, ena

tails that the several guide means 3 and 30 be simultaneously operable. To accomplish this, and yet to permit the adjustment al-f ready spoken of in the spacing between the magazmes,1 provide a rod 6, adjustable in length, which `connects from oneinagazine to another. This may conveniently consist of a` pipe, of which different lengths are provided, the ends of the sections being secured to a fittingO, pivotally supported upon an arm 61,

secured upon theprimary rock shaft 4 and similar iittings()1 and arms 61', by means of which the connection is made to the several rock shafts 4, on succeeding magazines. To adjust the spacing of the magazines, then, it is only necessary to take out the section of pipe 6, and to bring the magazines together or to spread them apart and then to connect another appropriate length of rod or pipe 6. A telescopmg rod might be employed to advantage.

It is'believed the o eration of the device and itsadvantages wi l novir be obvious, and that no detailed description thereof will be necessary at this point. Obviously, changes may be made, within the scope of the claims, and still be Within my invention.

lVhat I claim as my invention is 1. The combination with a support for a pile of lumber, a plurality of longitudinally spaced sticker magazines extending transversely above the pile, sticker guide means movable from a normal inoperative position to an operative position, extending-down- Ward from each of the sticker magazines, sticker discharge means, and means to move said guide means into operative position.

2. The combination of claim 1, including means for adjusting the spacing of adjoining magazines relative to each other. i

3. The combiinltionof claim 1, the sticker guiding means comprising two pairs of spaced arms normally elevated above the upper course of the pile. and means cooper-` able with the sticker discharge means for moving an end of said arms downward to the level `of the upper course of the pile,l their upper ends lying at opposite sides of the sticker as the latter `is finally discharged.`

4f The combination ofclaim 1, including meansfor adjusting the spacing between adjoining magazines, and means operable at all spacings to operate simultaneouslythe sticker discharge means of all of the magazines.

5. The combination of claim 1, each magazine having its sticker discharge means and sticker guiding means, means to move the sticker guide means into operative position from an inoperative position, and means connecting said discharge and guide-operating means for simultaneous operation.

6. The combination of clailn 1, each magazine having its sticker discharge means and sticker guiding means, means to move the sticker guide means into operative position from an inoperative position, and means connecting said discharge and guide-operating means, and connecting like means on the several magazines, for simultaneous operation from a distant point.

7. A sticker magazine comprising retaining means, means for discharging a single sticker from the bottom of themagazine, a pair of guides positioned in operation one to engage each side of the discharged stickw er, said guides being movable to extend downwardly from the point of discharge, and means connecting the guides for operation simultaneously with operation of the sticker discharge means. i

8. The combination of claim 7, the guide means comprising arms pivotally supported upon the magazine, and normally lying in horizontalposition, and swinging downward upon actuation of the operating means.

9. The combination of claim 7 the pair of guides being duplicated at opposite ends of the magazine, and all being connected for simultaneous operation.

10. The combination of claim 7, the guide means comprising pairs of pivoted arms normally lying in horizontal position alongside the magazine', one pair at each end and extending outwardly from their pivot sup` ports, and swinging downward into operative position, the several arms being connected to the operating means for simultaneous op-` eration. i i

11. `irst-icker magazine comprisingupright retainingmeanshaving a lateral discharge opening at the bottoni, a plunger supported for movement across the bottom of said niagazine to discharge the lowerlnost sticker therein through said opening, a pair of guides, one at eat-h side of the position oi the discharged sticker, and normally in inoperative position, bnt movable into operative position, extending downwardly from the jnst-discharged sticker position, a rock shaft extending alongside the magazine, and arms on said-rock shaft and operatively connected to each of said guides andto said plunger, to move the guides into operative position as the plunger discharges a sticker. 12. In combination with a stickermagazine as in claim 11, a series of like magazines, means maintaining said magazines in adjustably spaced relationship, and a rod adjustable in length operatively connecting the rock shafts of the several magazines for simultaneous operation.

13. In combination with an overhead track,

a plurality of sticker magazines suspended uponsaid track for movement therealong,

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magazines in definitely-'spaced relationship,

va lumber-'pile support below the series of magazines, means to` maintainv the upper course of` the pile on said support at al level a'given distance below the said track, spaced sticker guide means upon each magazine movable from vinoperative.position into operative position, extending downward to the pile, to engage-opposite sides of adischarged sticker, and means to discharge a sticker' from each magazine.

14. The combination of claim 13, each mag'-V azine opening at an end for the insertion` of a supply of stickers. l

15. The combination with support for a pile of lumber, a sticker magazine extending'transversely of and disposed at a distance above the pile, sticker guiding means which, in operative position, extend downward from the magazine to a predetermined distance therebelow,` and sticker discharge means engageablewith the side of the lowermost sticker in the magazine, and movable transversely of the sticker, and means for moving said sticker discharge means to discharge such lowermost sticker by a single bodily lateral movement.

16. .The combination with a support for a pile of lumber, a sticker magazine extending transversely of and disposed at a vdistance above the-pile, and stickerrdischarge means engageablewitli the side of the lowermost' sticker in the magazine, and movable transversely-of the sticker, andmeans for moving said sticker discharge means to discharge such lowermost sticker by a single bodily lateral movement. v

17. A. sticker magazine comprisingretaining means, means for discharging a single sticker from the magazine, means at each end i ofthe magazine movable from a normal inoperative position to a downwardly extending operative position, to receive and guide a discharged sticker, and means for simultaneously moving the guide-means at each endof theV magazine into i operative position. Y y

18. Asticker magazine comprising retaining means, means forv discharginga single sticker from the magazine, means atx each end of theinag'azine movable from an inoperative position to a downwardly extending operative position, to receive and guide a discharged sticker, and means for moving l the sticker guide means at each end of the magazine `into operative position simultaneously with the operation of the sticker discharge means.' Y. Y t,

19. The combination of claim 7 the connecting and operating means comprising a rock shaft extending lengthwise of the magazine, the sticker guides comprising levers pivoted near one end upon axes transverse to the magazine, arms upon said rock shaft and links connecting each arm to the short arm of a corresponding guide lever, a stickery discharge lever upon said rock'sh'a'ft connectedto the sticker discharge means, and means for rocking said rock shaft. t i

, 20. They combinationl of claim 7, the c011- necting and operating means comprising a rockshaft extending lengthwise of and at'v one side of the magazine, the sticker guides comprising pairs of levers pivotally supported near one end, oneat each side of the magazine, upon aXes transverse to the magazine,

' arms upon said rock shaft and links connecting each arm to the short end of a guide lever at the same side. of the magazine, means operable from the rock shaft and passing `about' an end ofthe magazine for operatively engaging the short end of the guide levers at the opposite side of the-magazine, means upon the rock shaft operatively connected to the sticker discharge means, and means for rocking said rock shaft to operate simultaneously the several guide levers and the discharge means.,` v i 21. In combination, a sticker` magazine, means for discharging a sticker therefrom to drop by gravity, and a pair of stickerguide arms at each end' of the magazine, the arms of each pair being disposed at opposite sides of the path through which thel sticker drops,

and the 'two pairs of armsbeing inclined 23.1ny combination, a sticker magazineV opening to the side at its bottoni, `means to push asticker bodily `laterally through such A openingto drop freely by gravity,-.and a pair of sticker guide arms Vat each end of the magazine, the arms of each pair being disposed atopposite sides of the path through which the sticker drops, andthe two pairs of arms being inclined downwardly and outwardly towards the opposite vends ofthe magazine, when in operative position, and

thearmsof each pair being offset from each other longitudinally of the magazine.

Signed at Longview, county of Gowlitz, State of Vashington, this 11thv dayof F ebruary, 1930. t

HARRY E. MORGAN. l

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2838188 *Aug 9, 1956Jun 10, 1958Mason Edwin BSticker feeder
US4018031 *Dec 23, 1974Apr 19, 1977Marcal Paper Mills, Inc.Article packaging machine
US4229133 *Sep 20, 1978Oct 21, 1980Johnson Charles LLumber spacer and stick layer
US4810152 *Dec 18, 1987Mar 7, 1989Gillingham Larry ASticker positioning apparatus for use with lumber stacker
US4822231 *Dec 3, 1986Apr 18, 1989Morris Jr Harvey RSpacing member placement apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification414/789.5, 414/797.9
International ClassificationB65G59/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65G59/067
European ClassificationB65G59/06D