US 2967363 A
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Jan. 10, 1961 J. M. MEIER 2,967,363 MANUALLY OPERATED sNow PLOW Filed Jan. 14, 1959 United States Patent() 2,967,363 MANUALLY OPERATED SNOW PLOW John M. Meier, 691 Ave., Oradell, NJ.
Filed Jan. 14,1959, Ser. No. 786,794
1 Claim. (Cl. 37-53) This invention relates to snow plow construction, and particularly to snow plows of the manually operated type.
An important object of the invention is to provide a snow plow of this character which may be operated with a minimum amount of eiort on the part of the person using the snow plow.
Another object of the invention is to provide a plow including a blade or scoop and the mechanism for operating the snow plow including a handle bar which it attached to the blade in such a manner that the blade may be adjusted to various angular positions with respect to the handle bar whereby the blade or Yscoop may deposit the snow scooped, at the desired side of the path being plowed, without altering the straight path of travel of the plow.
Still another object of the invention is the provision of a narrow runner which forms a part of the supporting bar of the snow shovel, and acts to deect forces that would tend to alter the course of the shovel while in operation.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a curved runner for the shovel which will permit the loaded shovel to be tilted or rocked rearwardly to deliver its load without the necessity of lifting the shovel.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinaftions of parts, hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
In the drawings:
Figure l is a plan view of a manually controlled snow plow, constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a side elevational view thereof.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a sectional view takenon line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the snow plow includes a blade or scoop indicated generally by the reference character 5, the blade or scoop being in the form of a length of sheet metal material transversely curved throughout its length, so that the snow scooped or plowed by the device, will be directed upwardly over the curved surface of the blade with the least amount of resistance.
A bracket indicated by the reference character 6 is Y 2,967,363 Patented Jan. 10, 1961 plates 9 and 10 aligning for the reception of the adjusting bolt 12. The plates 9 and 10 are also provided with additional aligning openings through which the pivot bolt 1? extends, there being provided a spacing tube 14 welded to the inner surfaces of the plates 9 and 10 thereby bracing the plates 9 and 10.
The bolts 12 and 13, are each provided with springs 15 that have their lower Yends resting on the upper plate 9,'while the'upper endsv of` the-'springs 15 bear against the heads 16 of the bolts 12 and 13.
The lower ends of the bolts 12 and 13 are provided with slots within which the pivoted keys 17 are mounted, the keys being drawn into close contact with the lower plate 18 which is welded to the substantially straight portion 19 of the handle bar 20. The reference character 21 indicates a plate which is also welded to the straight portion 19 of the handle bar, above the plate 18, the plates 18 and 21 also having openings that align with the openings of the plates 9 and 10 of the bracket 6, for the reception of the bolts 12 and 13.
Formed integral with the handle bar 20, and forming a continuation of the substantially straight portion 19, is a curved section 22 which extends upwardly and is welded to the handle bar 20, at a point adjacent to the handle 23.
The curvature of the portion 22 is in the arc of a circle and provides a support for the runner 24 which is substantially narrow, and extends throughout substantially the entire length of the curved portion 22, as better shown by Figure 2 of the drawing.
The handle 23 is removable, and is formed with a tubular portion 25 that tits over the end of the handle bar 20, as clearly shown by Figure l of the drawing, the tubular portion 25 having an opening that registers with an opening formed in the end of the handle bar, forY the reception of the securing pin 26 which is also formed with a pivoted keeper member 27 that is adapted to move to a position transversely of the securing pin 26, locking the securing pin in position. The securing pin is also provided 4with a coiled spring 28 that has one of its ends bearing against the head 29 of the securing pin, while the opposite end thereof rests against the tubular member 25 thereby providing means for removably securing the handle to ,the handle bar. Chain 30 secures pin 26 to handle bar 20.
From the foregoing it wil be seen that due to the construction shown and described, I have provided a manually operated snow plow which may be adjusted to various angular positions with respect to the handle bar or frame of the mechanism, thereby providing a plow which will not only direct the snow plowed, upwardly, but. will at the same time direct the snow laterally to the side of the path being plowed, as desired.
It will further be seen that by adjusting the bolt 12, the angular position of the plow may be varied to meet various requirements. y
It will also be noted that because of the construction of the bolts 12 and 13, the keepers 17 may be swung to positions longitudinally of the bolts and the bolts removed to dismantle the plow for storing or transportation.
Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:
A snow plow of the manually operable type, comprising a handle bar, one portion of the handle bar being curved in the arc of a circle providing a frame, a narrow runner secured to the curved portion of the handle bar providing a support for the snow plow, a pair of horizontal plates secured to said handle bar extending forwardly therefrom, a curved plow blade, a bracket secured to the rear surface of said blade, and a pair of upper and lower plates forming a part of said bracket and positioned between said upper and lower plates of the handle bar, said plates having openings disposed in the arcs of circles, the openings of the plates algning'for the reception of a bolt securing the plates in various positions of lateral adjustment, said plates having addi tional aligning bolts for the reception of a pivot bolt by means of which the handle'b'aris connected to said blade and a handle removably connected to said handle bar.
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