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No. 833,141. PATENTED OCT. 9, 1906.
E. c. VAN KOUHUYS. GOAL GONVBYER.
I AIPLIOATIOI TILED IARJS, 1906.
EDWIN (J. VAN NOUHUYS,
OF RENSSELAER, ONE-HALF TO EMANUEL B. TOEDT, OF
NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR OF ALBANY,-NEW YORK.
To 0; whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, EDWIN C. VAN N 0U- HUYS, a citizen of the United States, residin at the city of Rensselaer, in the county 0 Rensselaer and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coal-Conveyors, of' which the following is a specification.
My invention relates ing coal from the cars pockets; and the object construct a device by W ch coal may be conveyed directly from the cars to the coal ockets, sheds, and bins or piled up, asmay e desired, rapidly and economically. I accomplish this ob ect by means of the mechanism lllustrated in the accompanying drawings, in whichp Figure 1 is. an elevation, partly in section, of my coal-conveyer set up ready for o eration. Fig. 2 is an elevation of one oi the sheaves. Fig. 3 is a cross-section of the same at X K, Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the driving-gear. Fig. 5 is a plan view of one of the conveyer-disks. Fig. 6 is a cross-section of the same at Y Y, Fig. 5.
Similar letters refer to similar parts through out the several views.
A re resents the top of the which the coal in the cars is dumped.
B is the ho per into which the coal dumbped from t e cars.
b are the conver ing sides of the hopper, by which the coal is f ed lnto the conve er. a
C is a tube, which may be of iron, through which the coal is conveyed where desired.
D is an endless cable extending around the sheaves at each end of the tube C.
E are conveyer-disks attached at freuent intervals to the cable D and which fit to sheds, bins, and of my trestle, from t e interior of the tube C, so as to force the material between them along through the tube, through which they move. The power is applied b any means desired to the pulley- F, mounfte fixedly u on the shaft G, u on win fixedly the sprocl etwheel H.
is another sprocket-wheel mounted fixedly upon the shaft at the farther end of the tube There is a sheave I also mounted fixedly upon the same shaft as the sprocketwheel H.
Whenthe ower is a lied to the Wheel F and p pp pulley'r turns said pulley-wheel,
Specification of Letters Patent.- Applloatlon filed March 28, 1906- Berial No. 307.582.
to means for conveyinvention is to will strike each disk as the sheave and move thecable D, with the disks attached a 'bolt J.
it also Patented Oct. 9, 1906.
turns the shaft G, carrying the sprocketwheel H. The sprocket-wheel H and the sprocket-wheel H are connected by a proper iron belt, so that the sprocket-wheel H turns the sprocket-wheel H, which drives the sheave I. The sheave I is constructed, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, having portions of the sides cut away, so as to leave arms 71 i, as shown, arranged and adapted for each arm to strike against one of the conveyer-disks as the sheave revolves. The conveyer-disks are constructed as shown-in Figs. 5 and 6, having elongated hubs to= fit upon the cable D and be attached securely to the cable D and at the same time leave a strong and solid surface for the arms of the sheaves to strike against in operating the conveyer. The conveyer-disks are attached to the cable at such a distancelapart that an arm of the sheave revolves to it, along through the tube as the sheave revolves, keeping t e cable in constant motion.
It is apparent that the power moving the cable carrying the loaded conveyor-disks being located at the farther end of the tube.
the part of the cable within the tube and sustaining the load will be kept tight and the strain will be constant and the movement uniform. I so adjust the disks upon the cable that four arms of the sheave will each act upon a disk at the same time when moving a loaded conveyer. Between the surface lates of the conveyer-disks, against which t e arms ot the sheave act, and the hub of the disks I place the spring S, as shown in Fig. 6; The collar which forms the back in of the spring S is a movable backing or co lar to permit the arms of the sheave to compress the spring to relieve any slight inequalities or slack of the cable D between the arms of the sheave. There is an idle sheave at the bottom of the tube arran ed for the cable D and the disks to run over in entering the tube.
J J are doors located at any in the len th of the tube hin by pivots and held in place y the catch or Thesedoors are constructed so as to form a part of the tube itself, so that the interior of the tube when the doors are closed will be perfectly smooth, leaving no points or projections for the'coal or the conve ers to catch upon. These doors may be ocated ed to the tube coal is dumped from the cars upon the trestle .cable D, with A into the hop er. The tube C has an open ing under the opper, so that the coal may pass from the hopfer into the tube. The power being applie to the pulley F will turn the sprockets H and H, which will drive the the conveyer-disks mounted thereon, through the'tube,C and carry the coal along through the tube until it reaches an openin either at one of the doors JJ or at the en of the tube. The coal will then dro down into one of the binsor into a coalpoc et.
Constructed in this way my conveyor will carry coal rapidly without loss or waste, and the conveyer is simple in construction and easily operated. I
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure b Letters Patent, is-
1. A coa -conveyer consisting of a tube, an endless cable adapted to pass through said tube in one direction, disks mounted on said cable at frequent intervals, said disks having projecting hubs adapted to be acted upon by the arms of a sheave and thereby pushed along through said tube; springs between the surface lates of the disks and the hubs thereof; a siieave mounted upon the'farther end of said tube having arms adapted to strike against the hub of each disk mounted upon said endless cable; means for revolving said sheave and means for feeding the coal into the lower end of said tube,substantially, as described.
2. In a coal-conveyor, a tube suitable for coal to ass throu h; a hopper arranged and ada' te to feed t e coal into said tube; an
end ess cable adapted to pass through said tube in one direction and return on the outside of thetube; disks mounted upon said endless cable at frequent intervals; projections upon said disks adapted to be acted upon b the arms of a sheave, each of said projections provided with a spring between the surfaces thereof. and the disks; a sheave mounted at the extreme end of said tube having arms adapted to act u on the-projection of each disk, whereby sai endless cable and disks may be kept in continuous uniform motion by said sheave; a door in the under side of said tube formed partly by the side of the tube itself and hinged to the sides of the tube whereby coal passing through the tube would drop out through the door when opened and ass along over the door when closed; means or turning said sheave to operate said cable, substantially as described and for the purposes set forth. o
In testimony whereof I have afiixed my signature in %resence of two witnesses.
E WIN 0. VAN NOUHUYS.
WALTER E. WARD, Lo'r'rm PRIOR.