US 801090 A
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PATBNTEDOOT. s, 1905.
P. E. KENNEY.
APPLICATION FILED APR.17,1905.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 3, 1905.
Application filed April 17, 1905- Serial No. 256,037.
T0 (all who/1t if 111,114 concern:
Be it known that I, PATRICK E. KENNEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Celina, in the county of Mercer and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Snow-Flows; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to snow-plows; and one of the principal objects of the same is to provide a snow-plow to be mounted on wheels and adapted to be operated or propelled by hand, which will be comparatively simple in construction and reliable and eflicient in use.
Another object of my invention is to provide means for adjusting the height of the handle of the plow to suit the height of the operator.
These and other objects are attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a side view of a snow-plow made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same with the handle broken away. Fig. 3 is a central longitudinal section of the same. Fig. 4 is an under side plan view thereof. Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line 5 5 of Fig. 3, and Fig. 6 is a detail perspective View of one of the clips for adjusting the height of the handle.
Referring to the drawings for a more particular description of my invention, the numeral 1 designates the runners, which are preferably made of metal, having a tapered or pointed front end 2, a laterally-extending flange 3, and an outwardly-curved enlarged sector-shaped rear end 4, provided with a series of perforations 5 for a purpose which will presently appear.
An axle 6 is journaled in the runners 1, said axle being preferably of equal diameter from end to end and provided with pins 7 for holding the axle in place. The wheels 8 are mounted on the axle 6, and pins 9 passing through the axle inside the wheels prevent them from moving longitudinally on the axle. The wheels 8 are of a size to raise the rear end of the plow and throw the scraping edge 10 of the moldboard flat upon the sidewalk or other surface to be cleaned.
The flanges 3 are bolted to a filling-block or support 11, said block being tapered off at its front edge, as at 12, to form a firm support for the scraping edge of the plow, and a vertical standard or supporting frame 13 is secured to the filling-block 11 by means of countersunk bolts 14, as shown in Fig. 5. The moldboard may be made in two sectlons,
as shown, said sections being each recessed,v as at 15, to lit over the runners on the under side of the filling-block. The moldboard has a laterally-extending comparatively thin front scraping edge 10 and a central rib or divider 16, the oppositely-curved moldboard portions 17 having the upper ends curved over the moldboard to prevent the snow from riding up over the top and to insure a clearance for the plow and a discharge for the snow at the sides of the plow.
The handle consists of a metal frame comprising two laterally-extending portions 18 and downwardly-extending portions 19, the latter being pivoted upon the ends of the axle and adjusted by means of a movable clip 20, said clip comprising a stud 21, adapted to pass through an aperture 22 in the handlebars and through any one of the perforations in the sector-shaped rear ends of the runners. Said clip extends backwardly and downwardly from the stud and thence upwardly and over the handle-bar to clasp the same and hold the parts in adjusted position. The handle proper consists of a wooden bar bolted to the handle-bars at its lower end and provided with a handhold 23 at its upper end.
From the foregoing the construction and operation of my snow-plow will be readily understood. The plow is pushed by hand to remove snow from sidewalks, roadways, and other surfaces, the snow being caught by the straight front scraping edge and carried up the moldboards and out at the sides, as will be understood.
Various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of -this invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. Asnow-plow comprising runners, wheels journaled upon an axle connecting the runners, a filling-block having a tapered front edge, a double moldboard secured to said block by means of a flange passing underneath the block and bolted thereto, and adjustable handle-bars for the plow, substantially as described.
2. A snow-plow comprising runners, an
4. In a snow-plow, runners having tapered front ends, lateral flanges bolted to a frame, sector-shaped perforated rear ends. handlebars adjustably secured to said ends, a handle secured to said bars, an axle journaled in the runners and a double moldboard secured to said plow, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of tWo subscribing Witnesscs.
PATRICK E. KENNEY.
FRED. V. Soi-im'r'r, JOHN G. ROMER.