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Publication numberUS2447556 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1948
Filing dateJun 5, 1947
Priority dateJun 5, 1947
Publication numberUS 2447556 A, US 2447556A, US-A-2447556, US2447556 A, US2447556A
InventorsDewey H Bitney
Original AssigneeUnion Steel Prod Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pallet or skid for handling materials
US 2447556 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

"Aug. 24, 1948. B E 2,447,556

PALLET- on SKID FOR HANDLING MATERIALS 1 Filed June 5, 1947 INVENTOR.

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Patented Aug. 24, 1948 PALLET on SKID FOR HANDLING MATERIALS Dewey H. Bitney, Albion, Mich., assignor to Union Steel Products Company, Albion, Mich., a corporation of Michigan Application June 5, 1947, Serial No. 752,751 7 Claims. (01'. 248-120) This invention relates to improvements in pallets or skids for handling materials.

The main objects of this invention are:

First, to provide a pallet or skid for handling materials well adapted for use with lifting trucks of the forked type.

Second, to provide a pallet or skid which while formed of relatively light stock is strong and rigid.

Objects relating to details and economies of the invention will appear from the description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out in the claims.

A preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in

which:

Fig. 1 is an inverted plan view of a pallet or skid embodying my invention, only a portion of the top or platform being illustrated or developed in the drawing.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical fragmentary section on a line corresponding to line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view partially in vertical section illustrating further details of the structure.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the legs.

The embodiment of the invention illustrated comprises a top or deck designated generally by the numeral l and comprising an upper series of parallel light rod or wire slats 2 and a lower series of parallel light rod or wire slats 3, these slats being welded together at their crossingpoints as best shown at 4 in Fig. 4.

The legs designated generally by the numeral 5 are positioned at the corners, the sides or intermediate the corners and at the center. As these legs are all alike a description of a single leg will suffice. v

Each leg comprises a top annular member 6, a bottom annular member I and an intermediate These are connected in spaced relation by the upright vertical rods 9, the rods being welded to the horizontal members, as indicated at I0. g

The bottom rods ii are arranged in spaced pairs, desirably over the bottom horizontal memher 'I of the legs and welded thereto as indicated at i2, the bottom rods being welded to each other as indicated at l3. The superimposed rods are upwardly offset at I3 so that their reaches l5 between the legs are in substantially the horizontal plane of the bottom'members of the legs.

The legs are preferably positioned at the corners intermediate the corners and centrally of 2 t the top or deck even when it is formed of relatively light gauge stock. Further, the legs are spaced to receive the forks of a lifting truck between them when presented from any one of the sides or even diagonally.

The legs are well adapted to withstand blows delivered thereto from the fork of a lifting truck carelessly handled. Such shocks are well distributed and also the legs being circular in general outline tend to deflect such blows.

The structure is strong and rigid and the legs are well adapted to support one pallet upon another; also to resist wracking strains and stresses.

I have illustrated and described a highly practical embodiment of the invention. I have not attempted to illustrate or describe other adaptations or embodiments as it is believed that this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt the invention asmay be desired.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: I

1. In a pallet, the combination of a top comprising upper and lower series of wire slats disposed in crossed relation and welded at their crossing points, corner, intermediate and center legs comprising top, bottom and intermediate vertically spaced annular horizontal members, the

top member being split, and vertical rods welded to the horizontal members, the top horizontal members being welded to the lower series of top slats, and pairs of bottom rods arranged in spaced pairs and in crossing relation over the bottom horizontal members of the legs and welded thereto and to each other at their crossing points.

2. In a pallet, the combination of a top comprising upper and lower series of wire slats disposed in crossed relation and welded at their crossing points, legs comprising top, bottom and intermediate vertically spaced annular horizontal members, the top member being split, and vertical rodswelded to the horizontal members, the top horizontal members being welded to the lower series of top slats, and rods arranged in crossing relation over the bottom horizontal members, of the legs and welded thereto and to each other at their crossing points.

3. In a pallet, the combination of a top comprising upper and lower series of wire slats disposed in crossed relation and welded at their crossing points, legs comprising top, bottom and intermediate vertically spaced annular horizontal members, and vertical rods welded to the horizontal members, the top horizontal members the deck. This provides an effective supp rt for being welded to the lower series of top slats, and

rods arranged in crossing relation over the bottom horizontal members or the legs and welded thereto and to each other at their crossing points.

4. In a pallet, the combination of a top, corner, intermediate and center less therefor comprising top. bottom and intermediate vertically spaced annular horizontal members, and vertical rods welded to the horizontal members, and pairs of bottom rods arranged in spaced pairs and in crossing relation over the bottom horizontal members oi the legs and secured thereto.

5. In a pallet, the combination of a top,'corner, intermediate and center legs therefor comprising top, bottom and intermediate vertically spaced annular horizontal members," and vertical rods weldedto the horizontal members, and bottom rods arranged in crossing relation over the bottom horizontal members or the legs and secured thereto. a

s. In a pallet, the combination of a top, legs

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2662710 *Nov 10, 1947Dec 15, 1953Sidney D LaphamPallet
US2844278 *Nov 26, 1954Jul 22, 1958Union Steel Prod CoMaterials handling container
US2922607 *Oct 14, 1957Jan 26, 1960Charles W AttwoodPallets of the load supporting type
US3146733 *Sep 24, 1962Sep 1, 1964Gote Ljungdahl SvenSupport for stacking cylindrical containers
US5687653 *Mar 15, 1995Nov 18, 1997Bumgarner; Timothy R.Modular metal pallet
DE976385C *Mar 23, 1951Aug 1, 1963Continental Gummi Werke AgFlurfoerdergeraet
WO2002040361A1 *Nov 9, 2001May 23, 2002Evg Entwicklung Verwert GesMetal lattice pallet
Classifications
U.S. Classification108/57.14
International ClassificationB65D19/30
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2519/00273, B65D2519/00333, B65D19/0095, B65D19/0097, B65D2519/00562, B65D2519/00293, B65D2519/00323, B65D2519/00059, B65D2519/00024, B65D2519/00338, B65D2519/00298
European ClassificationB65D19/00C3D4C3, B65D19/00C3D4C1