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IIENRY E. PRIDll/IORE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO THE MCCORMICK HARVESTING MACHINE COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 407,742, dated July 23, 1889.
Application filed August 12, 1885. Renewed October 8, 1887. Serial Nc.251,823. (N model.)
To all whom, it may concern.- wheel and placing each section out of line Be it known that I, HENRY E. PRIDMORE, with the other, with cranks at theirv adjacent a citizen of the United States, residing at ends connected by a link, whereby the rock- Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of ing of the inner shaft Will rock the outer and 55 Illinois, have invented certain new and useadjust the grain-wheel; in so constructing the ful Improvements in Harvesters, of which the cranks on the grain side of each of said secfollowing is a specification. tions that the grain-Wheel carried upon the Reissued Letters Patent of the United outer crank may be removed therefrom and States were granted August 26, 1884, No. applied to the inner when the platform is 60 TO 10,515, to the McCormick Harvesting Machine folded up and the harvester is to be trans- Company, as my assignee, for an improveport-ed; in hinging said platform to the inner ment in that type of harvesters generally or gear frame by means of a pivot-rod, and known as one-wheel harvestersthat is, combining therewith a tongue-hound conhaving a single main or driving wheel at the nected with the inner shoe of the platform 65 stubble side, while a quadrant or rectangular by a swivel-bolt in line with or in axial proplatform suspended from this wheel at said longation of said pivot-rod; in prolonging side is on the other side supported by a grainone or both arms of the gear-frame beneath wheel or casterand a sweep-rake or other the platform and connecting the two by a bolt, gaveling device is employed to remove the whereby the platform is made ready for use; 0 2o grain at regular or appropriate intervals. The in forming the main frame-bar with reverse machine described in said reissued Letters curves, the crests or apexes of which serve as Patent has a platform rigid throughout its points for the application of the lifting and length and so mounted that it is rigidly in tipping forces, and in various other combinaline with the axle of the main wheel at all tions and details of construction hereinafter 7 5 times, although it may be adjusted up and set forth and claimed.
down or tipped upon the line between the In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective two carrying-wheels. Consequently in trans view of a machine embodying my invention portation from one field to another the gates with the platform folded and the grain-wheel and bridges, if there should beany, through applied at the stubble end of the gear-frame 8o or over which it passes must necessarily be ready for the road; Fig. 2, a top plan view of selected with reference to the space between said machine with the platform'down and the main wheel and the drivers seat, located bolted to the gear-frame in rigid extension outside of said wheel on one side and the therewith and the grain-wheel in place outgrain-wheel on the other side, and should a side of the divider; Fig. 3, a front elevation 85 3 5 team be met on the road one or the other of with the parts arranged as in the preceding the wheels must be run into the ditch in turnfigure and the lowest vertical adjustment ining out, endangering the machine. dicated in dotted lines; Fig. 4, an elevation My present invention relates to improvefrom the grain side with the platform rements upon this machine intended to obviate moved and the gear-frame partly in section 90 o such objections as above noted and enable it to show the construction of said frame andof to be reduced into-a small compass for transthe main frame-bar and explain the vertical portation; and to this end I form a joint beadjustment; Figs. 5 and 6, diagrammatic or tween the platform and the gear-frame, which skeleton elevations from said side with the upon releasing a bolt enables said platform platform and gearing omitted to more clearly 5 to be turned into a vertical or past a vertical expose the outline of the gear-frame and main position and provide means whereby the frame-bar and arrangement and action of the grain-wheel maybe transferred to and seraising, lowering, and tipping instrumentalicured beneath said gear-frame outside of the ties relatively thereto; and Figs. 7, 8, and 9, joint or adjacent to the joint. elevations corresponding, respectively, to each I00 The invention consists, further, in dividing of the three preceding, to further illustrate the crank-shaft which supports the grainthe construction and arrangement of said parts and to explain the action and effect thereof in the tipping adjustment.
A is the main wheel; a, the main axle, upon which this wheel is mounted and to which it is usually keyed; B, the seat supported upon a bracket 1), sleeved to said axle outside of the main wheel, or on the stubble side thereof, and O a brace rigid with said support or bracket and extending therefrom to a pendulum guide or keeper 0, secured to the tongue by the hound-bolt, whereby this brace is made not only to support the seat and cause it to follow the adjustment of the tongue, but also acts as the outer hound to said tongue. Upon the inner end of the axle is sleeved a bracketcasting D, having a rearwardlyextending radius-arm d, secured to the prime-pinion shaft 61', carrying the prime pinion (1 which meshes with the main gear E, mounted on the axle outside of the bracket-castin g and driven therefrom by a one-way clutch. In front of the axle the casting has a vertical segmentrack f for the raising and lowering and supporting lever F, pivoted at f, concentric with said rack and having the link f depending from its crank-arm f to a connection with the frame-bar. This frame-bar G extends from a pivotal connection 'with the drafttongue at the point where the hound-bolt passes through the same to a keeper at the rear of the gear-frame, and upon this bar is mounted a segment g, into which the tippinglever G, pivoted at g to said 'bar, latches, and a link 9 from the crank-arm g of said lever depends therefrom to a connection with the gear-frame at or adjacent to the joint between said frame and the tongue.
As thus fardescribed, the machine does not essentially differ from that made the subject of my before-mentioned patent, except in respect to the outline of the frame-bar and the relations thereto of the lifting and tilting apparatus, as will be presently explained. In said former patent the sills of the platform were brought close up to the main wheel and constituted the gear-frame-that is, they afforded the supporting base for the metal. brackets or bearings carrying the primepinion shaft and for the rake-standard, sufficient space for these in strumentalities of course being left between the platform proper and the wheel, and also a point of support for a metal bracket bolted to the front sill, practically in line with the crank-shaft, to receive the pivot-bolt of the hinged tongue. I now, however, replace the inner ends of these sills by a metal frame consisting of a casting H, having one sleeve-arm h, parallel with the main wheel or in line with the advance of the machine, and constituting the bearing for the cutter crank-shaft H, which it incloses,and
To an offset from the side of the box, and near the bottom thereof, is riveted an arm orbar h of wrought metal, (though it may be cast integral, if desired, or formed of malleable castiron,) parallel with the front arm of the casting and occupying substantially the place of the rear sill in the former construction. This metal framethus forms a low-down rectangular gear-frame suspended from the main axle and entirely beneath it at practically the level of the platform, to which it is to be connected, as presently described.
The frame-bar as alread T intimated is ivoted to the tongue by the honnd-bolt and plays in a keeper at the rear of the gear-frame; but instead of being practically straight, as in my former construction, it is curved, as shown, to form a sort of arch or bridge h at the point where it supports the segment for the tiltin g-lever and an inverted arch h* where the link from the lifting-lever is pivoted toit, thus securing greater strength or resistance with the same metal or the same strength with less metal and weight.
Near the outer ends of the lateral bars of the metal frame are ears 2' to receive a rod I, parallel with the side of the main wheel, and a lug i, rising from the inn er shoe I, secured to the finger-bar and platform, extends up alongside the front ear and also receives said rod, while a strap or oifset 1' from said platform embraces the rod alongside the ear on the rear bar of the gear-frame, permitting the platform to hinge upon said rod and to be turned up to or past a position at right angles with said frame. The front bar of this gear-frame is extended beyond the pivotal IIO connection, as at 4*, and a bolt 1?, passing through said extension, clamps the shoe, and consequently the platform, rigidly to the frame, making a stiff platform for use.
The hound K, which connects the shoe with the tongue, is jointed to said shoe by a universal pin-coupling or swivel 70, having its main pivot 71; in line with the rod upon which the platform hinges and the transverse pivot 70 in line with the hinge-joint between the draft-ton gue and gear-frame, so that no strain shall be brought upon said hound whenever the platform is folded for transportation, or when it is raised or lowered or tilted by the appropriate levers while the machine is in operation.
A crank-shaft L is carried in bearings beneath and alongside the rear bar of the gearframe, and the crankl at its inner end is connected by a link Z with the main axle, as in the machine upon which this is an improvement, while the crank Z at its outer end is link-connected with a similar crank m on a second crank-shaft M, running beneath the platform a short distance behind the fingerbar, and carrying at its outer end a crank m, receiving a detachable stub-axle m for the support of the grain-wheel.
The link N, which connects the adjacent cranks of the two shafts or shaft-sections, is preferably secured to the crank on the inner shaft by a spring-pin n, which can bereadily withdrawn to uncouple the link, but will always remain attached thereto, and the stubaxle is so formed, and secured by nuts to its cranks in such manner that it may be readily removed and with the grain-wheel applied to the crank on the inn er shaft whenever the link is uncoupled therefrom. Thus whenever it is intended to remove the machine from one field to another or take it along the road from or to the house the link will be uncoupled from the crank Z at the platform end of the gear-frame, the grain-wheel detached from the crank alongside the divider, the bolt which clamps the fin ger-bar stiffly to the gearframe will be removed, the platform folded up and secured by a stay-rod extending to any appropriate part of the frame, and the grain-wheel will then be mounted upon the crank Z and serve as a carrying-wheel at that side of the gear-frame.
I do not intend to limit myself to the specific means of communicating motion from the inner section of the subtending crankshaft to the other, nor to the employment of the other novel elements of my invent-ion in connection with a gear-frame and frame-bar (if the precise construction and outline described alone, nor to the use of a double pinjoint as the universal coupling between the hound and inner shoe, since in the last case a ball-and-socket joint is a'full equivalent; but
WVhat I claim'is 1. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the main wheel, the platform, the rectangular gear-frame suspended from the main axle inside the main wheel at practically the level of the platform, the rake-standard located upon and near the outer end of the front lateral arm of said frame, the hinge-joints connecting the platform-frame both to the front and to the rear lateral arms of said gear-frame, and the extension of the front arm beyond the hinge, lapping the inner shoe fixed to said platformframe, and adapted to receive a bolt passing through said extension and shoe to clamp the platform rigidly to the gear-frame.
2. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the main wheel, the platform, the intermediate or gear frame hinged to said platform and adapted to receive a bolt which holds the frame and platform rigidly together, the bracket-casting and its radiusarm connecting the main axle with the rear inner corner of the gear-frame, the hinged tongue, the frame-bar pivoted to the tongue and entering a keeper at the rear of the gearframe, and the lifting and tilting levers, respectively, supporting the frame-bar from the bracket and the front of the gear-frame from the frame-bar.
3. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the main wheel, the platform, the intermediate or gear frame suspended from the main wheel and adapted to receive a fastening which holds said frame and platform rigidly together, the hinge-connection between the platform and gear-fram e, the divided-crankshaft supporting the grainwheel at its outer end and link-connected to the main axle at its inner, and means for transmitting motion from one section to the other.
at. The combination, substantially as hereinbefo re set forth, of the main wheel, the platform, the intermediate or gear frame suspended from the main-wheel and having an extensio n of its front frame-bar adapted to receive a fastening to secure it rigidly to the platform, the hinge-connection between the platform and intermediate frame, the divided crank-shaft supporting the grain-wheel atits outer end, and the link connecting the cranks at the adjacent ends of the sections of said shaft.
5. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, with a platform and a frame intermediate between it and the main wheel, to which frame it is hinged, of a divided crankshaft running beneath the platform, having the ends of each section cranked, and the outer crank of each section-adapted, the one and the other, to receive a grain-wheel, a link connecting the adjacent cranks of the two sections, and a grain-wheel fitted to be applied to either of the two outer cranks of the sections.
6. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the main wheel, the platform, the gear-frame intermediate between the main wheel and the platform, the hingejoint between the platform and outer end of said frame, the draft-tongue, and a hound connecting the inner shoe with the tongue and swivel-jointed to said inner shoe on the same axis as the hinge between the platform and frame.
7. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set fort-h, of a main wheel, a platform, an intermediate frame, a draft-tongue hinged to said intermediate frame, a hinge between the platform and the intermediate frame parallel with the main wheel, and a hound connecting the inner shoe with the draft-tongue and universally jointed to said inner shoe'in line with the axes of the hinges between the platform and frame and tongue and frame.
8. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of a main wheel, a platform, an intermediate frame, a draft-tongue hinged to said intermediate frame, a hinge between the platform and intermediate frame parallel wit-h themain wheel, a hound connecting the inner shoe with the draft-tongue, a swivel-bolt between the hound and inner shoe in line with the platformhinge, and a pin-joint between said hound and bolt in line with the tongue-hinge 9. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the main wheel, the main axle, the platform, the intermediate frame suspended from the main axle, the hinge between the platform and the intermediate frame, the extension. of the front arm, said frame adapted to receive a fastening to hold the platform rigid, the divided crankshaft running beneath the frame and platform, the radius-bar connecting the crank at the stubble end of the inner section of said shaft with the main axle, the link connecting the crank at the outer end of said section with a crank on the inner end of the second or outer section, and the grain-wheel mounted on the crank at the divider end of said outer section.
' 10. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, with the main wheel, the
platform, and the intermediate frame, of the divided crankshaft running underneath the platform and adjacent frame, the link connecting the adjacent cranks of the two shaftsections and the spring-pin to said link, whereby it may be readily applied to or detached from the crank on the inner section to permit the grain-wheel to be transferred thereto when the platform is folded.
11. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, with the main wheel, of the platform and gear-frame suspended from the main axle, and the hinged-tongue, the frame-bar pivotedto said tongue and entering a keeper at the rear of the gear-frame and having the reverse curves or arches described, and the lifting and tilting levers ar- 4 ranged to apply their strains at or near the apexes of said curves.
12. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the bracket-casting on the main axle, the lever pivoted thereto, the frame-bar pivoted to the draft-tongue and extending to a keeper at the rear of the inner platform or gear-frame and having an inverted arch, and the link depending from said lever and connected at or near the apex of said arch.
13. The combination,substantially as here inbefore set forth, of the bracketcasting on the main axle supporting the inner end of the platform and gear-frazne, the frame-bar pivoted to the draft-tongue and extending to a keeper at the rear of the gear-frame and formed with an upright curve or arch, the segment and tilting-lever mounted at the apex of said arch, and the link extending from said lever to a hinge-connection at the front of the gear-frame.
14. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the bracket-casting on the main axle supporting the inner platform or gear-frame, the lever pivoted thereto, the link depending from said lever, the framebar pivoted to the draft-tongue and extending to a keeper at the rear of the gear-frame and formed with reverse curves, the link depending from the tilting-lever to the apex of the inverted curve of said bar, the tilting-le ver and its segment mounted at the apex of the upright curve, and the link depending from said lever to a connection with the front of the frame.
15. The frame-casting composed of the longitudinal sleeve for the reception of the crank-shaft and the transverse hollow arm integral therewith to form the front bar of the frame.
16.- The frame-casting composed of the longitudinal sleeve for the reception of the crank-shaft, the box integral therewith at the rear end for the prime pinion and bevel-gearing which drive said shaft, and the hollow transverse arm at the front of said sleeve and integral therewith for the support of the finger-bar.
17. The frame-casting composed of the longitudinal sleeve for the reception of the crank-shaft, with the forward extending bracket, to which the draft-tongue is hinged, and the transverse hollow arm for the support of the finger-bar.
18. The frame-casting composed of the longitudinal sleeve for the reception of the crank-shaft, and the transverse hollow arm supporting the finger-bar and having the rake-standard rising therefrom and integral therewith.
19. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the hollow sleeve for the crank-shaft, the front transverse arm cast integral therewith and formed hollow, the integral rake-standard rising from said arm, the bracket for the draft-tongue hinge, also integral with said casting, and the wroughtmetal bar riveted to an ear from the rear end of said casting and extending parallel with the front or hollow arm.
20. The combination, substantially as hereinbefore set forth, of the hollow sleeve for the crank-shaft,the box for the'prime pinion and bevel-gearing, the front transverse arm formed hollow and with the rake-standard thereon, and the bracket for the draft-tongue, all cast in one piece, and the wrought-metal bar riveted to an car from said casting adjacent to the box and extending parallel with the front arm.
21. The combination, substantially as here inbefore set forth, of the main wheel, the main axle, the supporting-bracket mounted on said axle,'the prime-pinion shaft entering a radius-arm from said bracket, the hinged draft-tongue, the frame-bar, the platform,the levers on the bracket and frame-bar to lift a and to tilt the platform, the metal interme- IIO shaft, the grain-Wheel supported on the crank lo at the divider end of the outer section, and the link connecting the cranks at the adjacent ends of said sections.
HENRY E. PRIDMORE.
W. R. SELLEoK, PAUL ARNOLD.