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Publication numberUS745203 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 24, 1903
Filing dateJun 30, 1903
Priority dateJun 30, 1903
Publication numberUS 745203 A, US 745203A, US-A-745203, US745203 A, US745203A
InventorsGeorge S Latta
Original AssigneeGeorge S Latta
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 745203 A
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PATENTED NOV. 24, 1903.

. G. s. LATTA.





Patented November 24, 1903.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 745,203, dated November 24, 1903.

' Application filed .Tune 30, 1903. Serial No. 1.637.744. (No model.)

To all whom. it may concern,.-

Be it known that I, GEORGE S. LATTA, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Berea, in the county of Granville and State of North Carolina, have made certain new and useful Improvements in Plows, of Which the following is a specification.

My invention is an improvement in plows, and particularly in weight attachments for plow-beams, whereby weight may be added at the front end of the beam in order to depress such end of the beam; and the invention consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts, as will'be hereinafter described and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention applied to a metal plowbeam. Fig. 2 is a cross-section thereof on about line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a section similar to Fig. 2, showing a different form of fastening. Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of the invention applied to a wooden beam. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section thereof. Fig. 6 is a cross-section on line 6 6 of Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is a longitudinal section showing both fastening-bolts extending through the beam, and Fig. 8 is a cross-section on about line 8 8 of Fig. 7.

By my invention I provide a Weight which may it over and conform to the upper straps or arms of the clevis and will not project below the beam, so it will not in any way interfere by catching on weeds or other obstructions in the use of the plow.

In Figs. 1, 2, and 3 I show the invention applied to a plow lhaving the ordinary iron or steel beam A and a clevis B, whose top strap B laps upon the upper side of the beam A, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3. The weight C is in the form of a plate having the side flanges C depending along the opposite sides of thel beam and provided with the central longitudlnal channel or boxing C2, which overlies the strap B of the clevis B and receives the same,as shown in Figs. l, 2, and 3. In Figs. 1 and 2 the clevis-bolt D passes through both @he weight C and the top strap B of the clevis and thence through the beam, and this will suffice for a fastening when the weight is adjusted to its foremost position upon the beam; but I prefer to employ a fastening-bolt E or F, as Shown in Figs. 2 and 3, both said bolts passing through the Weight C and having portions i lapping beneath the beam. In Fig. 2 the bolt vE is in the form of a stirrup having its opposite side irons passing up through openings Act in the base-plate of the beam A, and thence up through openings a' in the top plate of the beam,.and thence through the weight C and secured, and the bolt F is similar to the bolt E, except that one of its side arms is omitted, the bolt F being simply a hook to engage beneath the beam that passes thence up through the top plate. By forming the openings a and a in series, as shown in Fig. 1, the weightplate C may be adjusted rearwardly upon the beam A at the front end of the latter and so be set to any desired position in order to exert the desired weight by the aid of leverage, as will be understood from Fig. 1.

In applying my invention to wooden beams-such, for instance, as shown in Figs. 4, 5, 6, 7, and S-the weight-plate having the longitudinal channel or boxing for the top strap of the clevis will be secured upon the beam G by the clevis-bolt H and by the bolt I, as shown in Figs. 4, 7, and 8, or, if desired, the construction shown in Figs. 5 and 6 may be employed, in which a bolt J is passed through an opening in the side of the front plate and extends thence down alongside the beam G and has a portion lapping beneath the said beam, as best shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings. In order that the weight-plate C may be adjustedy rearwardlyfrorn the position shown in Fig. 4, it may be preferred to use the construction shown in Figs. 5 and 6, or, where desired, the beam G may be provided with perforations g in series, as shown in Fig. 4, to receive the bolt I when the weightplate is adjusted rearwardly from the position shown in Fig. 4. By my invention it will be noticed I furnish a plow-ballast in the form ofan inverted trough or cap to it on the top of the beam and having a longitudinal channel or box to tit over the strap of the clevis. y

It will be understood that my invention is applicable to all beam plows and cultivators andcan be readily applied and removed and adjusted as may be desired upon either iron or wood en beams.

When applied, as shown, upon the top of the beam, the weight is 4entirely out of the ICO way of the plowman or of-any obstruction the plow may encounter.

It will be noticed that my weight consists of a plate which is dished longitudinally to fit on the upper side of a plow-beam and has at its edges narrow depending ribs or flanges which overlap the sides of the beam for a short distance only below its upper edge, so that there is no projection of the weight below the beam, thus avoiding the objectionable features of a projection below the beam, which tends to catch in weeds, stumps, and the like, and is otherwise objectionable, as will be readily understood by those accustomed to plowing.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is- Y l. A weight for plow-beams'eomprising a plate dished longitudinally to iit on the upper side of a plow-beam and having at its edges narrow depending ribs or flanges to overlap the sides of the beam for a short distance only below its upper edge whereby to avoid any projection of the weight below the beam, and means for securing the plate in place on the beam.

2. The herein-described weight for plowbeams consisting of the plate dished longitudinally to t on the upper side of a beam and provided along its middle with the longitudinal channel to fit over the strap of the clevis and at its edges with the narrow depending ribs or lian ges to overlap the sides of the beam for a short dist-ance only below its upper edge whereby to avoid any extension of the weight below the beam, and means for securing the plate to the beam substantially as set forth.





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Cooperative ClassificationA01B19/02