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PATENTED MAR. 17, 1903.- I
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN MABUS AND FRANK L. HAY, OF LILLY, ILLINOIS.
ELEVATOR FOR CORN OR GRAIN DUMPS.
QPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 722,997, dated March 17, 1903. Application filed July 14. 1902. 8erial No. 115,447. (No model.) I" I To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that we, JOHN MABUS and FRANK. L. HAY, citizens of the United States, and residents of Lilly, in the county of Tazewell and State of Illinois,have invented a new and Improved Elevator and Conveyor for Corn of Grain Dumps, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The purpose of the invention is to provide an elevator and conveyer for corn and grain dumps which will be simple, durable, and economic and to provide a multiple of shafts connected with the driving mechanism of the elevator and conveyer, enabling power to be conveniently applied no matter what position the machinery may occupy.
A further purpose of the invention is to so construct the conveyer and elevator that they may be adj ustably connected and so that the conveyer and the elevator belts will have guided movement and will be provided with means for safely receiving, holding, and con ducting quantities of material.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings,forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figure l is a vertical transverse section taken through the conveyer. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the connected conveyer and elevator, parts being broken away. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of a link of the chain belt of the conveyer and elevator; and Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view of a modified form of the elevator and its chainor belt, showing the same on a level or flush with the elevatorfloor.
With'reference to the construction of the conveyer 0' tracks 51 are secured upon the shown in Figs. 1 and 4. These metal strips 54 are connected at their bottom portions by metal cross-bars 5 6, which extend across the bottom of the sides of the said conveyer and serve to support longitudinal straps 57, also preferably of metal. These cross-bars 56 and straps 57 constitute the. bottom portion of the conveyer, which is practically open at such point. A horizontal partition 58 is located about midway in the said conveyer, extending from end to end thereof, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 4, and said'conveyer is of sufficient length when placed upon the tracks 51 to extend beyond both sides of the main portion of the machine. The conveyer is open at both of its ends.
A central track 60, preferably of metal, is secured upon the upper face of the partition 58, as is also shown in Figs. 1 and 4. This track 60 is provided at its side edges with Narrower tracks 62, also of metal, are located upon the partition 58 at each side of the central track, and the conveyer is braced by rods 59, which extend transversely through the same, as is shown in Fig. 1. g
The conveyer chain or beltl) travels at both sides of the partition 58, and the links cl of the chain travel over the central track 60. These links are provided at their sides with horizontal lugs 63, and these lugs enter the spaces between the overhanging portions of the flanges 61 and the bottom portion of the central track 60, as is shown in Figs. 1 and 4. Under this arrangement the links of the conveyer-belt are held in proper position in the conveyer.
Sundry of the links d, as is particularly shown in Fig. 3, are provided with vertical lugs 64 at each side, the lugs having apertures 65 therein. One face of the lugs 64 is made smooth in orderthat plates 66 may be bolted.or otherwise. secured to said lugs, which plates are provided with recesses 67 in their under edges, as is shown in Fig. l, to clear the flanges 61 on the central track 60, as the plates 66 extend over the side tracks 62 and practically from one side of the conveyer to the other, as is also best shown in Fig. 1. These plates 66 are adapted to engage with material and carry the same forward or upward, as occasion may demand, and the working faces of these plates 66 may be straight or curved, as desired. The belt D is passed over a suitable pulley located at what may be termed the right-hand end of the conveyor, and this pulley is mounted on a suitable shaft 69, which extends beyond both sides of the conveyor.
' Fig. 2, plates 90, having pins 90, may be socured to the sides of the conveyer (3, and
plates 91 are seen red to the side portions of the elevator, which plates 91 have bifurcated lower ends 91 to receive the said pins 90.
In Fig. 2 we have illustrated the elevator O as provided with a cover 92, attached to the outer side bars 54, and a lower section 93 of the said cover extends over the upper portion of the conveyer C, where the conveyor connects with the elevator. If desired, the
, elevator and conveyer may be held rigidly at any desired angle one to the other by employing angular or triangular ,plates 94, adjustably attached to both the conveyor and the elevator by means of bolts 95, passed through suitable slots in the plates, as is shown in Fig. 2. The endless chain belt D, after passing through the conveyer C, is carried up through the elevator C over the shaft 83 at the upper portion of said elevator, and where the chain belt passes from the conveyer to the elevator a suitable guard is preferably attached to the conveyer just below the rear end of the partition 58, extending into the elevator just below the corresponding partition 58 therein.
In Fig. 4 we show a modified form of the elevator and belt, in which the side tracks 62 are brought up flush with the top of the central track 60, whereby the said belt is made to travel flush with the said side tracks, as will be readily understood from said figure. This makes a much neater and a more compact and economical device. It is economical, because less grain will be lost in Working back to the bottom of the elevator to be again raised. We wish to make it clearly understood that we attach a great deal of irriportance to the chain device held in some guiding arrangement for the purposes already set out hereinbefore, and our claims will be drawn accordingly. Although Fig. 4 shows the elevator having the flush belt, we also use it in the conveyer in a continuous manner from one to the other.
Having thus described our invention, we
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Paton t I 1. Inagriculturalrnachines,aconveyerprovided with a partition, 3. track secured upon said partition, having upwardly and inwardly directed angular flanges, and a conveyer-belt the upper stretch of which is adapted to travel over the said track, the said belt having horizontal lugs which extend within the flanged portions of the track, as described.
2. In agricultural machines, a conveyer comprising a body and a horizontal partition intermediate ot' the upper and lower portions of the body, a track secured to said partition, which track is provided with side flanges at an angle to its body, and inwardly-directed members at an angle to the flanges, a chain belt adapted to travel over the body portion of the track, horizontal projections from the sides of the links of the said belt, which projections enter the spaces between the body of the track and the inwardly-directed members of its side flanges, lugs extending from the outer horizontal faces of the links at an angle thereto, and conveyor-plates secured to the said lugs, for the purpose described.
3. In agricultural machines, a conveyer comprising a body and a horizontal partition intermediate of the upper and lower portions of the body, a track secured to the said partition, which track is provided with side flanges at an angle to its body and inwardlydirected members at an angle to the flanges, a chain belt adapted to travel over the body portion of the track, horizontal projections from the sides of the links of the said belt, which projections enter the spaces between the body of the track and the inwardly-directed members of its side flanges, lugs extending from the outer horizontal faces of the links at an angle thereto, which lugs extend over the inwardly-directed members of the flanges and down at the outer sides of the flanges, and conveyer-plates detachably at tached to the said lugs, for the purpose described.
4. In agricultural machines, a chain conveyer-belt the links of which are provided with outwardly-extending horizontal lugs at their side portions, vertical lugs extending from the outer horizontal faces of sundry of the links, and conveyor-plates secured to the vertical lugs, extending beyond the outer edges of the said vertical lugs, for the purpose described.
5. In agricultural machines, a chain conveyer-belt the links whereof are provided with outwardly-extending horizontal lugs at their side portions and vertical lugs extending at right anglesfrom the outer horizontal faces of the links and beyond their side surfaces", and conveyer-plates carried by the vertical lugs transversely of the links,which conveyor-plates project beyond the outer side surfaces of the vertical lugs, the said conveyer-plates being provided with recesses in their under edges at their central portions,
which recesses are of a length the equivalent of the distance between the outer side edges of the lugs carrying them, substantially as described.
6. In agricultural machines, aconveyer and an elevator connected therewith, each provided with a partition, a track'secured. upon each partition having upwardly and inwardly directed flanges, and an endless chain belt extending through both the conveyer and the elevator, which belt is provided with horizontal lugs extending within the flanged portion of the track as described.
7. In agricultural machines, a conveyor, an elevator connected therewith, an endless conveyer-belt extending through both the conveyer and the elevator, guides for the belt located in the path of the conveyer and the elevator, and transverse plates secured at intervals to the endless belt, adapted to extend up above the upper stretch of the said belt and over the guides for the belt, as specified.
In testimony whereof we have signed our names to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
J OHN MABUS.
' FRANK L. HAY. Witnesses:
BALTZAR EvERsoLE, B. F. LAMB.