US 1913477 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 13, 1933. D. c. DAUBME'YER ET AL 1,913,417
Filed Dec. 23, 1929 3 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTORJ \TTORN EYS June 13, 1933. D. c. DAU'BMEYER ET AL 1,913,477
Filed Dec. 23, 19 29 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 v Git-,9
. INVENTORS n 2660 e y C Zazzmeyer 46 21/272 2' 2 6. ross ATTORN 5Y8 June 1933- D. c. DAUBMEYER El AL 1,913,477
Filed Dec. 23, 1929' 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 ATTORNEY$ Patented June 13, 1933 i DEWEY C. DAUBMEYER, 011 DETROIT,
AND WILLIAM (moss, or PLEASANTRIDGE, MICHIGAN 1 1 1 1 a REEL Application med necemberza; 1929; "scan No. 416,066.
This invention relates toreels andmore es-1 pecially to collapsible metallic reels of suflicient size and strength to render them ca- 1 pable for usekin carrying heavyelectric ca- 1 bles and thefilike used principally by pubhc utility companies "such as electric light and telephone companies. This application is in part a division of our application Serial N0 103,911 filed April 22,1926. 1 One of the primary objects of this invention is to providea reelof the character described which may be cheaply and economically manufactured; assembledwith facility f i 1 and dispatch; which will be strong and'dur able, withstandthe wear and tearjjofordh nary usage; and whichmaybe quicklyan'd easily collapsed whenjem'pty to facilitate han- 1 dling and shipment. 1 ,1 .1 Another .objectof thisinvention 18 to pro- 1 vide a reel of the generalcharacter herein referred to provided with a peripheral covering or sheathing for enclosing and protecting the cable wound on the reel and capable of easy attachment and of beinglocked in facility and compactly stored to enable the 1 same to be economically handled and shipped. a I
1 The several objects ofthe invention, as well 3 asseveral structural embodiments bymeans of which the above named advantages may 1 be carried intoexecution, will be made more apparent as this description proceeds, especially when considered in connection Wlilll the accompanying drawings wherein: Figure Us a perspective view of a reel con- 1 structed [in accordance with th1s invention with the cover plates or sheathing plates in place; 1
section of the reel illustrated Figure 1; a
Figure dis a viewpartly in vertical seccollapsed 1 Figure 4 is a fragmentary elevational sec-1 tional view taken substantially on the plane ing oneform of lockin 1 last two place and one which may be removed with 1 FigureQ isan elevational view partly in tion and partly in elevation of the reel with 1 the cover plates removedfand the reel partly t g means for the cover plates or sheathing; r 1 F'gureG is a separated fragmentary elevational view of the adjacent ends of a pair of cover or sheathing terconnecting means therefor; jFigure 7 is a view partlyin section and partly in elevation of a reel showing another form of cover plate or sheathing;
Figure 8 is a side elevational view of one of the cover plates detached; Figure 9 is a top plan view of the cover plate illustrated in Figure 8 t Figure 10 is a fragmentary separated perspective view ofa portion of the reel showin a pair of sheathing or cover plates of a slight- 1y modified form of construction;
Figure 11 is'a fragmentary View partly in section and partly in elevation of a reel showing themannerin whichthe form of cover plates shown in Figure 10 are assembled with the reel andshowing the manner in which the plates to be asembled are locked in' place,and g 1 Figure 12 isaninverted fragmentary perspectiveview showing the undersideof the last two plates and showing more in detaili the locking means. i i
Referring now particularly to thedrawings and more especially to Figures 1 to 6 inclusive, itwill be noted that the form of reel illustrated, which is substantially similar to that illustrated in our aforesaid copending application, comprises a pair of side plates 10 provided with suitable strength ening ribs or depressions 11 and laterally,
bent steppedflanges 12. Theside plates10 are connected by means of drum members13,,
the ends of which arehingedly connected as at 14 to the respective side plates While each drum member consists of a pair of sections hingedlyunited at thecenter of thereel as indicated at 15L Thusthe drum members may each be folded radially outwardly to permit thesideplates 10 to be moved to- Ward one another to collapse the reel. 1
The reel is shown part1 collapsed in Figure 3 and when complete y collapsed is ma-" terially reduced in size so as to facilitate com pact storage and economical handling and plates showing the inare mounted and supported upon the inwardly stepped portion 17 of the flanges 12, lat eral movement of the cover plates being prevented by reason of their abutment against the circumferential shoulders 17 provided by thestepping of'these flanges 12. One end of each cover plate 16 is provided with a depressed portion 18 which extends along the edge but stops short of the side edges thereof as most clearly illustrated in Figure 6. This depressed portion of each plate is provided with a plurality of apertures 19 with j which a corresponding number of returnbent. tongues 20 provided on the other edge of the next adjacent plate section, are adapted to engage. By forming each plate with a depression 18 in which the apertures 19 are located the plates 16, when assembled, and interlocked as suggested in Figures 1 and i will present a substantially even and continuous outer surface or contour.
- In assembling the plates16 with the reel they are placed upon the flanges 17 and the tongues or projections 20 of each plate are.
caused to engage the apertures 19 of the next adjacent plate, this being repeated until all of the plates have been positioned in this manner. The meeting edges ofthe last two plates are adapted to be connected by any desired type of locking means and in Figure 5 we have illustrated one simple manner of locking these cover plates in place. For this purpose each plate is provided with a pair of brackets 21 suitably apertured forthe reception of bolts 22. By passing a bolt 22 through a pair of brackets 21 and threading a nut 23 on to the end-of the bolt the last pair of plates may be drawn together thus holding the several plates 16 arranged about the periphery of the reel, firmly in place. The cover plates may be locked against unauthorized removal by means of locks 24.
InFigures 7, 8 and 9 a slightly modified form of sheathing or cover plate is illustrated. In this form of construction the peripheral flanges 25 of theside plates 26 of the reel extend outwardly instead of inwardly as 1n thepreviously describedconstruction. The sheathingfor the reel consists, .as in the previously described construction, of a plu rality of cover plates 27 but inthis form each cover plate is provided with a longitudinal flange 28 at the side edges thereof,
which flanges are arranged above and out of the plane of the main or body portion of the body plate. These flanges 28 of the cover plates are adapted to rest upon the flanges 25 of the side plates 26 as most clearly shown in Figure 7 and when thuspositioned, the main portion of the cover plates is within the periphery of the reel. The flanges 28 are connected to the body of the cover plates by angular portions forming shoulders 29 which'obviously, engage the side plates 26 to prevent any relative lateral movement of the cover vplates. The. flanges 28 being superposedupon the side flanges 25 of the side plates 26 act to reinforce these side flanges and to provide rims of double thickness upon which the reel may be rolled when necessary. By dropping the body portion of the cover plates below the outer periphery of the reel liability of the cover plates becoming damaged by coming in contact with objects on the ground during rolling is minimized.
As shown in Figures 8 and 9, the body portion of each cover plate-may be, and preferably is, provided with ribs ,or depressions 30 which act to strengthen and otherwise reinforce the cover plates. One end of each cover plate is provided with a tongue or extension 31 which is adapted to overlie a corresponding depression 32 on the adjacent edge of the next cover plate. Thus when complete assembled on the periphery of. the reel, the cover plates coact and cooperate to prevent the removal of one another.
One convenient means for-securing this form of cover plate in place on the reel consists in providing each cover plate with a plurality of pins or projections 33 and locating these pins in the flanges 28 and forming a. corresponding number of apertures in the flanges 25 of the side plates 26. Each pin may be apertured as shown whereby after the plate has been placed in position upon the reel, wires or other types of seals 34 may be passed through the apertures as most clearly illustrated in Figure 7. By arranging the distance between the apertures and between the pins uniform throughout the periphery of the reel and providing a number of apertures equal to the total number of pins in the several cover plates, the assembling of the cover plates with the reel may be commenced at any peripheral point as will be obvious.
If the reel is left with cable thereon at some secluded or unprotected spot, pilferage of the cable may be guarded against by passing a logging chain or the like 35 around the center of the reel and locking the same in place. It will obviously be impossible to remove the chain or other similar securing means because with the ends thereof locked together such a chain cannot be slid ofl the reel laterally owing to the shoulders 29.
it t As best seen from Figure 10in which a modified form of construction is illustrated,
each cover plate 36 may be 'providedat one end Witha pair of open-ended slots 3:7 and a pair ofapertures 38. Theother end of each cover plate is provided with an oiiset flange or tongue carryinga pair of headed elements 40." i l 1 Flat headed bolts 41 are passed through the apertures 38 ofe'achcover plate 36 to bolt that end of each cover plate to the flanges .1 of the sideplatesof the reel. Thereafter \the headedelements40 of the adjacent end of the next cover plate are engaged in the open-ended slots 37,;the ofl'set flange of end 39 of this cover plate overlying the bolts 41 Xto preventtheir unauthorized removal.
Thus, afterthe coverplates are successively assembled with the reel in the manner just described, it will be obvious thateach plate when assembled prevents the removal of the ,preceding plate. v a The platesjare thus assembled until the last cover plate indicated by the reference char-- acter 86" in Figure 11. This cover plate has an offset flange orendportion 39 at both ends thereofl The reference character 36lindi- T cates the firstcover plate to be attached, which cover plate is not provided with an offset portionat either end. The cover plates 36" and ammy a locking mechanism seen best/from examination ofFigure 1 2. Pivotallymount ed on the underside of the cover plate 36 is a rack bar 42,.the same being pivotally connected to the plateasat43. A spring 44 nor- ;mally urges the rack bar to the position illustrated in which itabuts a stop 45. The other plate, the other end of thisplate may be locked v Icover plate 36 carries a keeper 46 which is 1 adapted toengage in any of the notches47 of the rack bar 42. When the last cover plate 36 has the headed e1ements 40 at its one end engaged in the slots 37 ofthe preceding cover by pressing the coverplate radially inwardly, the keeper 46 engaging the pivotedjrack 42 and causing the same to swing, whereuponthe keeper will snap past the same. Thereafter the spring 44 will returntherack bar 42 to the position illustrated in Figure 12 where one of its notches 47 engages under the keeper. This will lock this cover plate injplace. A hand hole 48 is provided by means of which asuitable instrument may 5 be inserted to engage the end of the rack bar to swing the same about its pivot to release 1 the plate 36 when it is desired to remove the cover plates.
While several embodiments of the inven- 'tion have been illustrated herein somewhat in detail it will be readily apparent tothose skilled in thisjart that var-ions changes of the essential and all ofthe non-essential details may be resorted to without departing from thespirit and scope of this invention and to this endreservation is made tomake plates in place.
such 9 changes as may Zcome': within the pur View tot the accompanying ClElDlSq 1 11 What we .claim asour iinvention :1 is :l 1 1 a 1. In a reel having sideplates amines-- ally. extending aperturede flanges on the. .pe-
ripheries of saidfside plates, a peripheral cowering comprising plurality; offi'r terconnect ed sections supported upbn said flanges and pro ectlons carried thereby adaptedto en gage sa1d apertures for securing sa1d sections inplace. a p i 2. The combinationwith a collapsible meering comprising a plurality of independent detachably interconnected sections supported upon saidflanges and locking means for the last section to be assembled. .3. In a reel having side plates havinglaterally extending flanges, a peripheral covertallic reel including side plateshaving laterally extending flanges, of a peripheral cov '0 ing comprising a plurality: of independent indivdually attachable cover plates, said plates having overlapping end portions whereby the assembling of successlve cover platesprevents the removal of the preceding cover plate and means for securing said 4. In a reel havingside plates having laterallyextending flanges, a peripheral covering comprisingua plurality of cover plates, interconnecting meanscarried by said plates whereby the assemblingof successive cover plates prevents the removal of the preceding cover plate and means for locking the last cover plate to be assembled comprising a pivoted rack bar and a keeper, one ofsaid parts 6. In a reel having side plates and laterally extending apertured flanges on the peripheries of saidfside plates,a peripheral covering comprising a plurality of independent sections supported on said flanges, inter engagingmeans on the adjacent ends of said sections, and projections onfthe edgesof said sections adapted to engage saidaperturesfor securing the interengaging' sections in place on the reel. j j 7 A closure fora reelwhavmg side plates and laterally extending peripheral flanges comprising, a plurality of coversections each section having side flanges arranged out of the general plane of said sections and resting 0n the flanges of said sideplates to locate said sections within theperiphery of said side plates, and means for securing said cover sections in place. r In testimony whereof we aflix our signatures. H e
' DEWEY-C. DAUBMEYER. 7 WILLIAM' H. GROSS.