|Publication number||US2505723 A|
|Publication date||Apr 25, 1950|
|Filing date||Apr 2, 1947|
|Priority date||Apr 2, 1947|
|Publication number||US 2505723 A, US 2505723A, US-A-2505723, US2505723 A, US2505723A|
|Inventors||Rees Kenneth E|
|Original Assignee||Rees Kenneth E|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (11), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April 25, 1950 Filed April 2, 1947 K. E. REES BARREL RACK 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 /4.5 l i I 5 I 5/ I I.
l I EWM /z K. E. REES BARREL RACK April 25, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 2, 1947 Patented Apr. 25, 1950 STATES" OFFICE This inventionrelates" to a barrel-rack;
An object of. thisinvention is to provide a rack for-barrels froin-wliitih liquids are drawn from one end of thebarrel, the. rack. being so constructed andarranged' that the barrel may be tilted to any desired angle for compl'etelydraining the liquid.
Another object of this invent-ion is to provide a rack embodying a base with upright standards on the opposite sides thereof; and a cradle pivotally' supported" from the standards andi including lockingmeans'forlockingthe cradle in. selected anguiarrelationwithrespect to thestandards whereby" the liquidin the. barrelimay be drawn from thebarrel;
A further object of" this invention is toprovide a rack of this kind including a barrel cradle and an arcuate clamp for securing the barrel within the cradle.
A further object of this invention is to provide a rack of this kind which is of simple lightweight construction so that the rack may be readily shifted and will firmly support a filled barrel.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawings and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawings:
Figure l is a detail side elevation of a barrel rack constructed according to an embodiment of this invention,
Figure 2 is a detail end elevation of the device,
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2,
Figure 4 is a fragmentary plan view of the device,
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 4,
Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 66 of Figure 1,
Figure 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line l-'! of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral I0 designates generally a base which is formed of a pair of longitudinal angle bars ll, connected together by means of angle connecting bars I2 and I 3. The base ID has secured thereto upright standards or hearing supporting members I4 and 15. The standard I4 is formed of a pair of upwardly convergent angle bars I 6 which are braced by means of bracing members IT.
The upper ends of the angle members l6 have fixed thereto an upwardly opening bearing l8.
The standard or supporting member 15 is also 55 formed of a pairof- 'upwar'dlyconvergent angle members 19 which are braced by means of'bracing members 20. The upper-ends of the angle members la have 'securedthereto an upwardly op'enihg bearing ZTI-E c'radle orbarrel-supporting member generally des'ig-nated-asZZ is pivotally-carried by the standar'ds l4- and" I 5. Thisc'radle 22 is formed of arcuate end-straps 232% and 24, and an intermediate arcuate s'trap 251 The upper ends of the straps 23- are secured "to horizontal angle members or rail's 26 and 21 I Ther-ailor-anglemember 25has fixed" thereto anoutwardly extending trunnion 2 3 which-has a collar 29 secured tothe inner portiorr thereofi' secondcollar 30is fixed to the outen-endof the trunnibn- 2'8' and the bearing 18 engagesbetweerrthese two collars 29 and 30. In this manner the trunnion 28 is held against endwise movement in either direction.
The arcuate straps 23 also have fixed to the lower portions thereof a longitudinal connecting bar 3| which is also connected to or fixed relative to the intermediate arcuate bar 25. The rail or angle member 27 has fixed thereto a trunnion 32, having an inner collar 33 fixed thereto. The trunnion 32 engages in the upwardly opening bearing 2| and the outer end of the trunnion 32 has fixed thereto a keeper plate 34 which is formed with an arcuate series of keeper openings 35.
The standard bars l9 have at least one opening 36 therein which is adapted to register with one of the openings 35, and a locking bolt or pin 31, secured to a chain 38, is adapted to engage through aligned holes 35 and 36 so as to thereby lock the cradle 22 in the desired position relative to the horizontal.
A barrel B is adapted to engage in. the cradle 22 and one end of the barrel B is adapted to abut against a horizontal abutment bar 3 9 which is secured across the lower portion of the arcuate bar or strap 24. When the barrel B is disposed in the cradle 22, it may be clamped or locked therein by means of a longitudinal arcuate clamping strap or bar 40 which is hinged as at 4!, to the rail 26. The other or free end of the clamping member 40 is provided with an outwardly extending tongue or keeper 412 which is adapted to engage over an eye 43 fixed to the rail 21. A locking hook or bolt 44 is adapted to engage through the eye 43 to lock the clamping strap 40 about the barrel. The hook or locking bolt 44 is carried by an anchoring chain 45.
In the use and operation of this device, the barrel B is mounted in the cradle 22 and during the initial mounting of the barrel when it is filled, the cradle 22 may be swung upwardly to substantially vertical position with the abutment bar 39 lowermost. The clamping strap 40 may then be clamped about the barrel so as to lock the barrel to the cradle 22. The cradle may then be swung counterclockwise, as viewed in Figure 3, so as to dispose the cradle in either a horizontal plane or an inclined plane with the abutment bar 39 elevated slightly so that the liquid contents of the barrel will readily flow out through the op-' posite end thereof. The cradle is locked in the inclined position by extending the locking bolt I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim -all variations falling within the purview of the appended claim.
What I claim is: A barrel rack comprising a base, a pair of up standing standards carried by said base, an upwardly opening bearing on the upper end of each standard, a transversely arcuate cradle, said cradle including longitudinally arcuate end straps, an intermediate longitudinally arcuate strap, a bottom bar fixed between said end and intermediate straps, a pair of rail forming angle bars fixed to the upper ends of said end and intermediate straps, an eye carried by one of said bars, outwardly extending trunnions carried by said angle bars engaging said bearings, a longitudinally arcuate clamping strap, an apertured offset portion on one end of said strap adapted to seat over said eye, means hingedly securing the other end of said clamping strap to the other of said angle bars, means including a hook engageable in said eye releasably locking the ofiset portion of said clamping strap to said one of said angle bars, and an abutment bar fixed to one of said end straps, on the outer edge of the latter and adjacent the lower portion thereof, a pair of spaced collars fixed to one trunnion engaging the opposite ends of one bearing, an inner collar carried by the other trunnion engaging the inner end of the other bearing, a keeper plate fixed to the outer end of said other trunnion, said plate and said collars holding said cradle against lateral movement and also holding said standards against; spreading, said plate having an arcuate series of keeper openings, one of said standards having a keeper opening for registry with a selected opening in said plate, and a locking pin engaging in registering openings of said plate and said one standard for locking said cradle relative to said standards.
. KENNETH E. REES.
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|International Classification||B65G65/24, B65G65/00|