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Publication numberUS670207 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1901
Filing dateSep 10, 1900
Priority dateJul 18, 1900
Publication numberUS 670207 A, US 670207A, US-A-670207, US670207 A, US670207A
InventorsRichard Miller
Original AssigneeRichard Miller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 670207 A
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Patented Mar. I9, |901.

(No Model.)



SPECIFICATION forming` part of Letters Patent N 0. 670,207, dated March 19, 1901.

Original application filed July 18, 1900, Serial No. 24,010. Divided and this application tiled September 10, 1900. Serial To all whom, it may concern:

Beit known that I, RICHARD MILLER, of Appleton, in the county of Outagamie and State of Wisconsin, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Carrier Tracks, oi" which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which are a part of this specification.

My invention relates to an improved track for a hay-carrier or analogous devicef The object of the invention is to provide an inexpensive track constructed in separate sections or members that can readily be put up by unskilled workmen, that is strong and durable, the parts not being liable to become loose or separated, and that is a most advantageous track for the easy and secure travel of carrier-wheels thereon.

This application is substantially a division of original application, Serial No. 24,010, filed by me on July 18, 1900, for improvements in hay-carriers.

The invention consists of the track and its parts and combinations, as herein described and claimed, or the equivalents thereof.

In the drawings, Figure l is a transverse section of the two rails of my improved track with a portion of a carrierframe having wheels thereon constructed and adapted for traveling on the rails of my improved track and shown in their proper relation thereto. Fig. 2 is a side view of a fragment of one of the rails of my improved track in connection with the means, mostly in section, for supporting the rail. Fig. 3 is a transverse section of the two rails of my improved track and of the means directly related thereto for supporting the rails. Fig. 4 shows a fragment of a carrierframe with a wheel of slightly-modified form adapted for use with my improved track.

In the drawings, A is a portion of a carrierframe on which two of the wheels 5 5 of the carrier are shown as mounted in such positions as is common in hay-carriers and analogous devices and in such positions as adapt them for travel on my improved track. These wheels are preferably constructed with a beveled perimeter, whereby they are adapted to present a narrow edge or tread that travels (No model.)

on the rail at its inner angle or in the bottom of the trough, as herein described.

My improved track consists of two parallel rails constructed severally of sections of angle-formed metal-iron or steel-which sections are placed together end for end to form each rail and are secured in position, the inner angle or trough of the section of the rail being upwardly, thus adapting the rail to receive therein and thereon the tread of the wheel or wheels of the carrier. Rolled angleirons as commonly constructed are formed with a clearly-defined and sharp inner angle; but the sections 6 6 for my improved rail are advisably slightly filled in at the inner angle, as shown at 7, thus strengthening the railsection and providing a desirable surface for the travel of the wheels thereon. For supporting the rail-sections or rails of the track in proper relation to each other and in proper positions I provide a suitable number of metal blocks 8, each of which blocks is provided with a longitudinal medial portion 9 and laterally-eXtending members 10 10,each of which has a groove substantially in right-angle form in crosssection, the two grooves being arranged parallel to each other and adapted to receive therein the exterior surface of the rright-angled sections of the rails and support these sections in such position that the inner angle or trough of the rail will be upwardly. A clamp 11 is placed above the medial portion of the block 8 and is provided with lateral downwardly-extending bearing members 12 12, fitting on the inner and upper surfaces of the two rail-sections opposite their support on the block 8. A supporting device, preferably a rod, extends through the block 8 and the clamp 11 medially between the rail-sections and is provided with means torsupporting the block and holding, the clamp 1l against the rail-sections, which means advisably consist of a nut 14, turning on the lower end of the rod against the block and a nut 15 turning on the rod above and against the clamp 11. may be provided with a hook 16 for connecting the rod to an eye or other fixed device for supporting the rail. It will be understood that this means of supporting the rail-sections The rod 13 IOO and holding them in position is not only a convenient construction for being easily and quickly pnt in place, but that it is especially adapted for holding the rails securely in position. So long as the nuts 14 and l5 or other binding means hold the clamp l1 in place against the rail-sections there is no possibility of their escaping from the block 8 upwardly or downwardly or laterally.

In the modified form of construction shown in Fig. 4 the wheel 5 has the bevel of its perimeter mostly or wholly on one side and in this respect alone differs from the wheel shown at 5 in Fig. l.

What I claim as my invention isl. A carrier-track, comprising two parallel rails each of angled form in cross-section so disposed that their inner angles or troughs are upwardly, and means supporting the rails in such position as a track.

2. In combination, two parallel rails each in substantially right-angled form in cross-see tion and with their inner angles or troughs upwardly, a block provided with two grooves adapted to receive therein the outer angles of the angled rails, a clamp tted on the adjacent edges of the rails opposite the block, and means supporting the block and holding the clamp to the rails.

3. In combination, a block having adjacent upwardly open grooves, rails substantially right-angled in cross-section fitting in said grooves with their troughs upwardly, a clamp iitting on and over the adjacent inner edges of the rails opposite the block, a rod through the block and the clamp between the rails and means on the rod holding the block and the

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Cooperative ClassificationE01B25/24