US 588253 A
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L. A. WAGNER.
No. 588,253. PatentedAug. 17, 1897.
' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LEE A. XVAGNER, OF MARSHALL, MISSOURI.
SPECIFICATION forming partof Letters Patent No. 588,253, dated August 17, 1897. Application filed October 16, 1896. Serial No. 609,095. on modeLl To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, LEE A. WAGNER, a citizen of the United States,residing at Marshall, in the county of Saline and State of Missouri, have invented a newand useful Barrel-Truck, of Which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in trucks or portable rolling stands for receiving and holding barrels and other articles of a bulky or heavy nature and assisting the transportation of the same from point to point.
It relates particularly to trucks used in store-service, by means of which barrels containing vinegar, molasses, wines, &c.. may be moved from one place to another and when so used canobe tilted to any desired angle.
My invention consists in certain features of construction and details of arrangement hereinafter particularly described, and pointed out in the'claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my barrelt-ruck complete. Fig. 2 is an end view of the same,showin g the barrel-holdin g frame tilted. Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section through the same. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the truck, showing the arrangement. of the springs for actuating the catch-rods;
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures of the draw- I ings.
A A represent the end bars or timbers, and
' A A the longitudinal bars or timbers, of the base-frame of my barrel-truck.
B 13 represent rollers or caster-wheels secured beneath said frame, thereby enabling the barrel-truck to be moved from place to place in a well-known manner.
C C represent two vertical standards or uprights, of wood or metal,'rigidly attached to and extending upwardly from the end bars A of the base-frame. These upright posts or bars 0 are provided with-long vertical slots or ways 0 for a purpose that will appear. The posts 0 are also provided with ratchet-bars C, having teeth 0 projecting laterallybeyond the faces of the bars for the purpose of en gaging and supporting the barrel-holding frame through the medium of suitable catch-rods carried by said frame.
D represents the' barrel holding frame,
made, preferably, from wood, in the form of an open rectanglev composed of sideand end bars, as shown, and mortised or otherwise framed together. The end barsDof the barrel-holding frame are provided upon their outer facesv'ith laterally-extending pins or trunnions D passing through the vertical slots in the upright posts 0 and provided with headed ends to prevent the escape of. the frame from between the posts'O.
E E represent two longitndinally-arranged These catch-rods E immediately underlie the barrel-holding frame and, projecting beyond theouter faces of theend bars of said frame, are adapted to engage the teeth on the upright posts 0 O.
In operation the barrel is placed upon its holding-frame D, in which depressions d, corresponding to the curvature of the barrel, are formed. The'barrel may now be moved from point to point by pushing the truck as a whole upon its rollers, and when the desired point is reached, the barrel may be tilted to any desired angle by depressing one side or the other of the barrel-holding frame or one end or the other of the barrel itself, the catchrods accommodating such movement and holding the frame at any adjustment by their engagement with the ratchet-teeth o. By depressing'first one side of the barrel-holding frame and then the other the barrel may be carried to any desired height, limited only by the heightof the upright posts 0 O.
Various changes 'in'the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from't-he spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.
Having described my invention, I claim- 1. In a truck for' receiving and carrying barrels and other articles,a base-frame mountedon rollers, a post extending vertically from each end of the frame,and ratchet-teeth on op posite faces of each post, combined with the supporting-frame adapted to move between the posts, and parallel rods pivotally connected to the supporting-frame and-extending longitudinally below it and beyond its ends to engage the said ratchet-teeth, substantially as described.
2. In a truck for receiving and carrying barrels and other articles, a base-frame mounted on rollers, a post extending vertically from each end of the frame and provided with a longitudinal slot, and ratchet-teeth on opposite faces of each post, combined with the supporting-frame adapted to move between the posts, trunnions projecting from the frame into the said slots, and parallel rods pivotally connected to the supporting-frame and extending longitudinally below it and beyond its ends to engage the said ratchet-teeth, substantially as described.
3. In a truck for receiving and carrying barrels and other artieles,a base-frame mounted on rollers, a post extending vertically from each end of said frame, and ratchet-teeth on opposite faces of each post, combined with a suitable frame adapted to move between the posts, parallel rods pivotally connected to the supporting-frame and extending longitudinally below it and beyond its ends to engage the said ratchet-teeth, and springs connecting the parallel rods to normally draw them toward each other, substantially as described.
l. In a barrel-truek,the base thereof mounted 011 rollers or casters, the upwardly-extending, slotted posts secured thereto, the laterally-projectin g ratchet-teeth thereon, the barrel-holding frame supported between said posts, the catch-rods E, the pivoted arms or links in which said catch-rods are mounted, the springs for actuating the catch-rods and forein g them into engagement with the ratchet-teeth on the upright posts, and the trunnions or pins on the barrel-holding frame adapted to travel up and down within the slots in the upright posts as and for the purpose described.
5. In a barrel-truck, the base thereof hav- LEE A. IVAGNER.
ROBERT M. REYNOLDS, PETER WAGNER.