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Publication numberUS571389 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1896
Filing dateJun 22, 1896
Publication numberUS 571389 A, US 571389A, US-A-571389, US571389 A, US571389A
InventorsGeorge Edwin Pancoast
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 571389 A
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srncrrrcA'rroiv forming part of LettersPatent Iv 571,389, dated November '17, 1896.

Application filed June 22,1896. SerlBlNO. 596,391. (No moat) Be it known that LGnonen-Enwm PAN- V COAST, a citizen. of theUnit'ed States,'and a" "resident of New York city, county of New York, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stor-- age and Delivery Systems, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

This invention relates to an improved storage: and delivery system of the classspecially adapted for handling and storing rolls of paper, the object of the invention being to pro-' vide means for feeding rolls of paper directly I from a truck located upon the surface of the street to a series of inclined planes located one below the other, whereby therolls may further be stored upon these inclined planes .nexed claims.

siderably below the surface of the street.

. 'Thejinvention will. behereinafter fully de-r be caused to travel by theirown gravity from; one inc-lined plane to another. They may and finally discharged at an elevation. 0on

scribed, and specifically set forth in the an- In the accompanying tudinal sectional elevation villustrating my improved system. Fig. 2 is a similar View illustratinga detail thereof, and Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail view of a tripping mechanism 9 used in the operation of my improved system.

In the practice of my invention I provide,"

- primarily, a series of inclined planesAand A, I these said planes being-located in vertical series and extending'd wnwardl'y iii-opposing angles fromeach oth and they are supported by, any suitableframework, which j framework in the drawings is'indicated by cross-beams B, but anyfsuitable'meam for,

supporting the planes maybe employed. The spacesC between these said planes constitute a series of receptacles adapted for storing. as

'well as deliveringthe rolls of paper 'D,whereby the paper rolls can be continuously stored therein.

. block is normally maintained in an upward Located at'thelower endof teach inclined plane is a. depending block E, which said position by means of a counterweight F, the

block and weight being securedjto the respective ends of a chain G, which engages with rollers g, which said rollers are mounted. on suitable hangers G.

The upwardmovement of the block Gis limited by means of a'suitable stop g, located upon the chain G, and the downward movement is limited oy means of a stop H.

The upper surface of theb'lock E is ,extended downwardly at an angle greater than the angle oil the inclined plane adjacent to it,

andjoining the angle of the surface ofthe block is a concave stop e, adapted to receivethe impact of a. descending roll. One of these lilocks E is located normally at thelower end of each inclined plane, andwhen a roll ofipa-Q per is allowed todrop upon the hlockfrom" the inclined plane the Weight ofsaid roll. will cause theblockto. descend until itslower surface engages with the inclined'surface-of the stop 11, whereby the block will be tilted until its upper surface is upon aline with the next inclined plane,fwhen the roll will leave the Y block, as illustratedby dotted lines 1 in Fig. 1 of the drawings. M

Each inclined plane said stop forms part of a lever I, and it is is-provided at its lower l end with an upwardly-extended stop I, which drawings, forming V part of this specification, Figure -1 is a longinormally maintained ,inan upward position by mea'nsofa Weight t. This said lever is mounted upon a hanger L, audits lower end communicates with a rope or chain J which passes over a suitable roller j, whichsa-id rope is adapted to operate 'thelever when it is desired to release a roll, and when a plurality of rolls are stored upon .the'planes Aaud A within the compartments or receptacles 'O, in order to transmit, a roll from a given" plane to the next lowerdiid'the lowenend otthelever' 'I' will be pulled upwardlyluntil the stop I is carrieddownwar'dly below thesurface of the-- inclined plane The bottomroll Will-then immediately leave the plane and roll upon be reset before another roll the bloclzlE adjacent thereto, and the trio- 5. .tional contact maintainedbetween the 're---- maining rolls-will cause thein t'oslightly-ad- 3 hereto each omen-whereby the lowerroll 1 will travel much faster than they will, so that {the stop I can a track 0 tended upwardly.

ing and weighing the rolls. This said scale is located at the lowest elevation to which it is desired to carry the rolls, and after they are weighed they can be transmitted to any suitable location by means of a trolley L and a track L.

To further carry out my invention, I may provide on the lower end of each inclined plane an automatic stop-and-trip mechanism. (Illustrated ln'Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawings.) This mechanism comprises a hinged plane M, which has an arm m extended upwardly from one. side of the rear end thereof, which said arm is connected to a chain or rope in", which passes over a pulley m and is'connected to a counterweight N, whereby the plane M is normally maihtained in an upwardly-extended position, as illustrated by full lines in Fig. 2 and dotted lines in Fig. 3 of the drawings,'and the upward motion of this plane is limited by means of a stop m Connected also to the upper end of the plane M is a rearwaifily extended arm 0, which said arm is pivoted within a-slot m of the plane M by v means of a pin 0.

Located upon the opposite end of this said arm is a friction-roller 'o, whic'hengages with This said arm is in frictional engagement with asegmental stop P, which is pivoted to :a pin p, located within a slot at of the plane A, and this said stop is maintained in the downward position illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings, when the'pian'e M is exlVhen said plane is extended upwardly, the arm '0 is pulled forwardlyuntil the segment P rests upon the narrowextension 0 of thesaid arm, but when the plane Mis in its downward position said arm 0 will be pushed 'rearwardly until the segment P engages with the widened portion of the said arm, whereby the segment will be extended upwardly in thcline of travel of the rolls to prevent their downward movement, and the segment I will be locked in its upward position by means of a projection q of a lever Q, which said lever is normally maintained in its forward position by means of a spring q.

In the operation-of this mechanism the rolls will by their gravity lower the plane M in the position illustrated in full lines in Fig. 3 oi the drawings, and the specific roll causing this operation will byits momentum be forced upwardly upon the inclined plane A until it strikes the stop a, and before it can start to descend upon the inclined plane A the plane M will have been a ain carried to its u ward a P position, and the segment P, which has been previously forced into the line of travel of the next roll, will be released by the first roll striking the lever Q, while in its descent upon the inclined plane A. By this mechanism the rolls may be automatically fed and stored upon the inclined planes A and A, and in the operation of the device it is simply necessary to back upa truck-load of rolls and start them down up n the first inclined plane A.-

Having thus described nryinvention, what handling rolls of paper, the combination of I a plurality of oppositely-directed inclined planes arranged in vertical series and a pmrality of counterwei'ghted blocks or receptacles for conducting rolls of paper from one inclined plane to another, and a series of weighted stops for regulating the movement of the rolls upon the-said inclined planes, sub; stantially as shown and described.

In a storage and delivery system for handling rolls 'nf paper, "the combination of aplurality of oppositely-directed inclined planes arranged in vertical series; with a means'for controlling, the descent .of the rolls adapted to be transmitted from the said plane, comprising an automatic trip mechanism located upon the lower end of each plane, said mechanism constituting a hinged plane having an arm extended therefrom which engages with a counterweight for maintaining the said plane in a normally upwardly-extended position, and a longitudinal sliding arm and a segmental stop which is operated by said arm, and a locking-lever for said segmental stop, said lever adapted to be operated by a descending roll of paper, substanti-ally as sh Wu and described;

In testimony that I claim. the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, in presence of two witnesses, this 20th day of June,



C. Snnowron, O. C. WINoE.

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Cooperative ClassificationY10S414/124, B65G1/08