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Publication numberUS2146925 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 14, 1939
Filing dateNov 16, 1935
Priority dateNov 16, 1935
Publication numberUS 2146925 A, US 2146925A, US-A-2146925, US2146925 A, US2146925A
InventorsHarold L Ahrbecker, Stewart S Battles
Original AssigneeBorg Warner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Barrel chime construction
US 2146925 A
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Feb. 14, 1939. 1.. AHRBECKEQIR ET AL 2,146,925

BARREL CHIME CONSTRUCTION Filed Nov. 16, 1935 jgaef/fazs %ro//i @Zed/erQ Patented Feb. 14, 1939 EL CRIME CONSTRUCTION old L. eoker, Chicago, and Stewart S. Battles, Morrison, 11L, assignors to Borg-War- I ols r Corporation, Chicago. 111., a corporation of Application November 16 1935. Serial No. 50,106

1 Claim.

This invention, which is a continuation in part of applicants co-pending application Serial No. 6.968, filed February 18, 1935, for Barrel, has to do with a barrel, and relates particularly to improvements in chime construction thereof.

Barrels having smooth chimes, and particularly metal barrels whose I chimes are usually blunt as well as smooth, provide, while resting upon an end, such an impositive engagement with the iioor that they are dimcult to shift fromone floor position to another without skidding and falling upon their side. Moreover, when such barrels are transported in a truck or the like, they have a tendency to creep along the floor of the truck and thereby increase the likeliness of them being advanced to an edge of the truck floor and falling therefrom.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a metal barrel with an improved chime g9 having cleats or beads embossed thereon so as tomake the barrel more resistant to skidding while beingrolled upon its chime from one place to another, and to prevent the barrel from skidding over an unlevel truck floor or the like while 25 the barrel is standing in an upright position and while the truck is in motion.

Another object of the present invention is the provision of an improved barrel chime construction having, in addition to the anti-skid charac 39 teristios enumerated above, raised and depressed sections oi? a nature adapting the barrels to be stacked end to end upon one another in an interionized relation.

With the above and other desirable objects in 35 view, embodiments oi several species of the in vention are hereinafter described in conjunction with the single sheet of drawings hereby made a part of this specification, and wherein:

Fig. l is a side elevation of a barrel embodying 40 one form of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view showing an upper side wall portion of a barrel embodying a dinerent form of the invention and wherein the antiskid and interlocking chimes on each end of the 45 barrel are of identical construction;

Fig. 3 is an exploded view illustrating the manner in which two barrels of the structure shown in Fig. 2 may be interlocked with one another incident to the stacking thereof one upon 5 the other;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary end view oi. a barrel.

Similar parts shown in the several figures of drawing and described hereinafter are designated and referred to by the same reference characters.

i'he invention is particularly adapted for use in the construction of pressed steel barrels. In 5 Fig. 1 a pressed steel barrel it is shown having a vertically disposed side wall ii, a lower end wall i2 (shown in dotted outline), a lower chime it, an upper end wall it (shown in dotted outline), and an upper chime it. A. plurality of 10 spaced apart radially arranged'embossed sections is are formed within the end wall of the chime it. While the barrel is setting in the position shown in Fig. l, the embossed or anti-skid sections it concentrate the weight or the barrel 5 and its contents over limited areas upon the floor or other base upon which the barrel may rest. As a consequence, the sections have a tendency to sink slightly into the floor and resist lateral sliding of the barrel. When the barrel is tilted incident to rolling it upon its chime, the outer radial endmost portions of the anti-skid sections it tend to bite into any ordinary floor material such as wood, and in that manner prevent the barrel from skidding, and accidentally escaping from the control of the workman.

Within the upper chime it are formed a series of radially extending grooves ll spaced lrom one another the same distance as are the embossed sections it. The depressed sections it are adapted to register with and receive the embossed anti sirid sections it oi another barrel which may be stacked in end to end relation thereon. Thus, barrels of the type shown in Fig. 1 may be stacked upon one another without likelihood of the upper barrel or barrels sliding and falling from the stack. and becoming damaged.

A modified form of the construction of Fig. 1 is shown in Fig. 2, where corresponding parts are indicated by the same reference character with a prime added; 1. e., the anti-skid embossed sections are designated l6, whereas the interlocking depressed sections for the reception of the embossed sections iii of another barrel that may be stacked upon the first are indicated by the numeral H. The barrel has a chime id of like construction upon each of its ends. Only one end wall M of the barrel is shown in Fig. 2. A barrel of the construction illustrated in Fig. 2 has the advantage of having anti-skid sections upon both of its ends, and also interlocking depressed sections upon both of such ends. Obviously, it is immaterial which end of the barrel is uppermost; either end is adapted for firm engagement with 5g the floor .or for interlocking with a like barrel which may be stacked thereon.

Fig. 3 illustrates the manner in which barrels of the structure shown in Fig. 2 are coassembled into a stack. The upper end of the lower barrel and the lower end of the upper barrel are designated H and i2, respectively.

In Figs. 4 and 5 there is shown a chime construction l9 including embossed sections 20 within the annular end wall 2| oi the chime, such embossed sections 20 extending radially beyond tions l1 and II are efiective for reinforcing the barrel chimes in which they are effected. Ordinarily, the anti-skid and reinforcing raised and depressed sections shown in the various figures oi the drawing will be formed in the sheet material of their respective chimes by a die punching process performed coincidently with the pressing of the side and end walls of the barrel into shape from a sheet metal blank.

What we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

A barrel comprising a metallic body portion having chimes at each end integral with the body portion, said chimes having fiat annular surfaces normal to the axis of the barrel, semi-cylindrical protuberances extending outward from the said surfaces and spaced equi-distantly about the chimes, and semi-cylindrical depressions on the surfaces spaced equi-distantly between adjacent protuberances, the diameters of the depressions being equal to the diameters of the protuberances and the diameters of the protuberances being less than the length oi! fiat surface between a protuberance and an adjacent depression, said protuberances serving to prevent skidding when the barrel is resting upon a fiat surface.


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U.S. Classification206/511, 220/606, 220/DIG.100
International ClassificationB29C49/54, H01M2/02, B65D21/02, B65D21/032
Cooperative ClassificationB65D21/0212, Y10S220/01, B65D7/045
European ClassificationB65D7/04B, B65D21/02E3