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Publication numberUS1926352 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1933
Filing dateJul 23, 1930
Priority dateJul 23, 1930
Publication numberUS 1926352 A, US 1926352A, US-A-1926352, US1926352 A, US1926352A
InventorsJohn Selzer
Original AssigneeInt Harvester Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stake body lock
US 1926352 A
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J. SELZER STAKE BODY LOCK Sept. 12, 1933.

Filed July 23. 1930 Patented Sept. 12, 1933 STAKE com LOCK John Seizer, Fort Wayne, Ind, assignor to International Harvester Company, a. corporation of New Jersey Application July'23, 1930. Serial No. 469,991

. 7 Claims.. (Cl. 296--43) My invention relates to an improved stake body lock.

The object of the invention is to provide an improved locking device for the stakes used to confine the load on the body of a motor truck or the like and to keep them from jumping accidentally out of place. i

Another object is to provide such a lock which will permit quick removal or quick placing of the stakes relative to the sockets on the truck, which receive them.

Other objects will be apparent to those skilled in the art as the disclosure progresses. I

These desirable objects may be achieved by the illustrative example of the invention herein selected for purposes of disclosure.

In the drawing: Figure l is a side elevational view of a stake locked in its body socket;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view as seen along the line 22 of Figure lwhen looking in the direction of the arrows; v

Figure 3 is a bottom view of the lock mean shown in Figure 2; t

Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view through the lock means, as seen along the section line 4-4 when looking in the direction of the arrows appearing in Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a top plan view of the Figure 6 is a side view of. this latch member; and,

Figure '7 is a cross sectional view through this latch-member, as seen along the line 7-7, looking in the direction of the arrows appearing in Figure 6. j

A truck body main or side member is indicated at 10, said member carrying a side plate 11 spaced laterally from the member to. provide a space 40 to serve as a socket for receiving a vertically disposed stake 12. These stakes may be arranged in groups of any desired number of stakes per group, which will be spaced apart a desired dislatch member tance and connected together by a plate 13,

which will be secured by bolts 14 to the stakes to connect the same in group formation. Thus, it is possible to remove or place a group of stakes in the form of a gate.

The problem is to provide an'improved latch- -1 the outer face. of said stake carrying a closure .25 to the closure plate 16.

plate 16, which plate is provided with an opening 17 in its outer face. This plate 16 is channel,-

PATENT orrics Shaped, as shown in Figure 3, to embrace three I sides of thestake, and, fitted into this channel-shaped cover plate 16 from its backside, is a strap 18 having a bulged part 19 to form a bearing for carrying a vertically disposed latch boit or member 20, which may be of'rod formation. Thus thelatch bolt isjournaled for rotation, but is held against independent sliding end, carries an integrally formed, angular extension 22 iorming a handle. It will be noted that the eccentric and handle extension extend in substantially opposite directions. Midway beie H tween its ends the latch bolt20 is iormed with;

' two flat sides 23, as appears best in Figures 6 and "7, and, cooperating with these fiat sides, is

a leaf spring 24 having'its'iree end riveted: at

Thisflat spring enl gages the flat sides 23 of the bolt to prevent accidental rotation thereof and also up and down movement, because the bearing portion 19 is out out at 23 to present upper and lowershoulders 26 to confine the spring 24where it acts onthe flat sides 23 of the latch bolt 20. Further, this action of the spring 24 in preventing up and down movement of the'boltZO insures that the eccentric 21 will be in position to register with the opening 19 in the face of the cover plate;

In use, the stake 12 can. be placed intoitssocket by rotating the handle 22 to fit inwardly. beneath the lower end of the stake, as shown in the dotted line position in Figure 2. The stake 12 will then drop into its socket until the oppositely extending eccentric 21 strikes the'top of the plate 11. In thispcsition of theparts the handle22 is disposed beneath the lower edge of t the plate 11 and clear thereof, sothat the operator may turn the handle 22 .outwardly to the fullline position shown in Figure 2. The stake is now free to drop, becausethe eccentric 21 is inside the pocket 15, until the plate'l3 abuts the member. 10 to stop this falling movement. In the final position of the parts, the operator then rotates the bolt 20 by turning the handle 22 back againto its inward position shown in Fig ure 2 in the dotted lines beneath the stake,

upwardly and jump out accidentally from its socket because the eccentric 21 will abut the lower edge of the plate 11, as indicated in the dotted line showing in Figure 2. The flat spring 24 engaging the flat sides 23 on the bolt 20 structure achieves all of the desirable objects.

heretofore recited for the invention.

It is the intention to cover all such immaterial variations of the form herein chosen for purposes of illustration as do not depart from the spirit and scope of my invention as indicated by the following claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A stake lock for a truck or the like having a main body member and a plate spaced therefrom to form a stake receiving socket, a vertically disposed stake to fit the socket, said stake having its lower end relieved to form a pocket open at its bottom end, a' closure element embracing the pocket, a latch bolt rctatably journaled on the closure element within the pocket and held against sliding movement, said bolt having an eccentric formed at one end and an angular handle-extension at the other end, the handle being located below the bottom end of the pocket, said closure element being provided with an opening to receive the eccentric which projects therethrough so that it may cooperate with the plate to prevent accidental displacement of the stake from its socket, and a flat spring engaging the bolt to prevent its accidental rotation. I

2. A stake lock for atruck or the like having a main body 'member'and a plate spaced therefrom to form a stake receiving socket, a vertically disposed stake to fit the socket, said stake having its lower end relieved to form a pocket open at its bottom endya closure element embracing the pocket, a latch bolt rotatably journaled on the closure element within the pocket and held against sliding movement, said bolt being arranged vertically in the pocket and having an'eccentric formed at its upper end and an angular handleextension at its lower end below the bottom end of the stake pocket, said closure elementbeing provided with an opening to receive the eccentric which projects therethrough so that it may cooperate with the plate to prevent accidental displacement of the stake fromits socket, and means yieldingly' engaging the bolt to prevent its accidental rotation.

3. A stake lock'for a truck or the like having a main body member'and a plate spaced therefrom to form a stake receiving socket, a vertically disposed stake to fit the socket, said stake having its lowerend relieved to form a pocket open at its bottom end, a channel shaped closure element embracing the stake and covering the pocket, a vertically arranged latch bolt rotatably' journaled on the closure element within the pocket, said bolt having an eccentric formed at one end and an angular handle extension at the other end, said closure element being providedwith an opening to receive the eccentric which tion.

projects therethrough so that it may cooperate with the plate to prevent accidental displacement of the stake from its socket, and means engaging the bolt to prevent its accidental rotation.

4. A stake lock for a truck or the like having a main body member and a plate spaced therefrom to form a stake receiving socket, a stake to fit the socket, said stake having its lower end relieved to form a pocket, a closure element covering the pocket, a latch bolt rotatably carried by the closure element and held against slidingmovement, said bolt having an eccentric integrally formed at one end and an angular handle extension integrally formed at the other end, said closure elementbeing provided with an opening to receive the eccentric which projects therethrough so that it may cooperate with the plate to prevent accidental displacement of V the stake from its socket, and a flat spring engaging the bolt to prevent its accidental rota- 5. A stake lock for a truck or the like having a main body member and a plate spaced therefrom to form a stake receiving socket, a stake to fit the socket, said stake having its lower end relieved to form a pocket, a closure element covering the pocket, a latch bolt rotatably journaled on the closure element, said bolt disposed vertically in the pocket and having aneccentric formed at its upper end and an angular handle extension at its lower end,- said closure element being provided with an opening to receive the eccentric which projects therethrough so that it may cooperate with the plate to prevent accidental displacement of the stake from its socket and a fiat spring engaging flattened surfaces formed on the bolt to prevent its accidental rotation.

'ing, an eccentric and a handle extension on the bolt, said eccentric and extension extending in substantially opposite directions, said eccentric adapted to pass through the closure plate opening to cooperate with the socket plate to prevent displacement of the stake.

7. A stake lock for a truck or the like having a main body member and a plate spaced therefrom to form a stake receiving socket, a stake to fit the socket, said stake having its lower end relieved to form a pocket, a closure plate for sure plate opening to cooperate with the socket plate to prevent displacement of the stake, while the extension is disposed below the stake and serves as a handle to rotate the bolt.

JOHN SELZER.

Referenced by
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US2447471 *Oct 30, 1944Aug 17, 1948Perfection Steel Body CompanyVehicle platform
US2638375 *Jul 18, 1950May 12, 1953Gen Motors CorpStake rack latch
US3338186 *Oct 21, 1965Aug 29, 1967Western Ind IncTie down
US5755482 *Oct 17, 1996May 26, 1998F. Barkow, Inc.Self-locking stake for sheet glass transport system
Classifications
U.S. Classification296/43
International ClassificationB62D33/02
Cooperative ClassificationB62D33/0207
European ClassificationB62D33/02D