US 849920 A
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N0. 849.920. PATLNTLD APR. 9, 1907".
J. W. SLAVLN N A. LESLIE. UNLOADING, SCREENING, AND LOADING APPARATUS.
APPLICATION FIL-ED JUNE 30. 1903.
NJ. 849,920. -PATENTBD APR. 9, 1907. .1. W. SENER @5 A. LESLIE.
UNLOADING, SCREENING, AND LOADING APPARATUS. APPLIGATION TILBD JUNE 30,1903.
No 849,920. PATPNTED APR. 9. 1,907.
J. W. SEAVBP L A. LPSLPE. UNLOADING,SGRPENING, AND LOADING APPARATUS.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 30.19034 3 SHEIJTS-SHEBT 3.
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UNITED sTArns- PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN WRLGHT SEAVER, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO, AND ALEXANDER LESLIE, OF WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA, ASSIGNORS TO WELLMANQSEAVER.- MORGAN COMPANY, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO.
UNL-OADING,I SCREENING, AND LOADlNG APPARATUS.
i Specification of Letters Patent.
Yatented. April 9, 1W?.
nplication'led lune 30, 1903` Serial No. 163,787.
To cir/ZL whom t may con/cent. `1
` Be itlrn'own that We, JOHN WRIGHT SEA- VER., a 'citizen-of the United States, and a residentof Cleveland, Ohio, and ALEXANDER 5 LESLIE, a subject lof' the' King of Great- 1 5 the-screening of the same, when such screening is desired, and the loading of the mate rial into either open or box cars. 'l'lus obn lect we attain 1n the manner hereinal'ter set forth, reference being had tothe acconipany- 20 inedrawmgs, in which@ illigure l is a side elevation of one form of apparatus embodyingonr invention. Fig. 2,
is a similar view of `another forni of'said apparatus', and Figs. 3 and 4 are respectively 2 5 an end elevation and a plan ofthe apparatus shown in Fig. 2, these views being to so'ine.
. extent diagrammatic in order to more clearly bring out the features whicli it is desired to illustrate.
Referring, in tl'ie first instance, to Fig.. l, A represents -a cantalivcr-erane of the travel'- ing gauntree type, the vertical legs for posts of'tliis crane being mounted'upon rails laid parallel with the pier side or doclehead, The
4 35'..trussed horizontal member X of' this crane has atraveliiter trolley, 'from which'is suspended a grabelnu-.lnzt yW or other receptacle `for receiving the mantente of the vessel Z orother carrier whose cargo is to be unloaded, 4o said bucket being capable of being raised and lowered so that it can descend into the hold of the vessel, receive its lood, elevate the same., and traverse it to any part of the structure X,
Suit-ably supported in an elevated position upon the crane A is a hopper B, which has three outlets C, D, and E, the outlet l) being a vertical outlet loading from the bottom of the hopper, the outlet E boing an inclined 5o spout extei'iding from one -side ot the hopper,
and the outlet ll being an elbow-spout extending from the other side oi the hopper, each nick, and
of these outlets being provided With-a. suit` able regulatinggate' or valve F.
Between the rails which suplirt the crane t A is a track (lV for railway-cars which may be of varying types-such as hopper, gon- (lola, or box cars-the elbowpipe C rovi`d, ing forthe flow of material from. the io per B into and through a side door of such oxcar and the delivery end of suchelbow-pipe C having an extensioibchute C for directing the material into the distributing spoutor chute' T of a car-loader U, which is mounted to travel alongside of or parallel with the. crane, so that material from the hopper B can be discharged into any desired portion of the interior ,of the box-car H, the sliding chute C of the elbow-pipe C being retracted when it is desiredto rnove either car or crane. relatively to each other. i
in loading hopper or gondola cars, which are open at the top, lthe outlet D is employed, as the granular material can in this case. ilo W directly downward from the hopper into: the car.
When it is desired to screen the material after it is unloaded and before being reloaded,
We employin connection with the crane A and its hopper B,- Ineans for carrying the, material to said screens and for directing the various-grades of material Which-result from the screeningi operation to different receptor cles or points of discharge. v
ln the construction shown in Fig. 1 J represents a traveling gauntree-crane mounted upon rails parallel Witli those which carry the crane A, this crane J having mounted upon it an inclined clevatingconveyer.K, Which can receive material from the spout E of the hopper B, v said velevator being movably mounted upon inclined rails L of the crane J, so that 1t can be lowered to receive material i from. the spout or raised so that its lower ond will not project between the upright posts of the crane A, and hence Will not interfere with longitudinal movement of either crane relative to the other.
Beneath' tl ie upper portion of the elevatingn convever K are a pair of inclined screens LGO M M. located4 one above the other, the head' ol the uppermost screen receiving the material delivered from the head of the conveyor K, so that seid material will iow by gravity of material below through said upperscreen and falling onto the lower screen' M', which eiects a still fuir-l asses througli the screen M being deposite upon a horizontal conveyor S, which delivers the same atene side of the crane J. i The material discharged from the uppermost screen M falls inte a hopper l,4 having an inclinedl .spout l, with sliding end chute I2, sothat said material can Vbe delivered .into a boxcar or-into the chute T 'of the loading device U The materialwhieh is delivered by the lower screen M falls upon a ,directing chute or platform M2 and is thereby directed into a car V, ruiming down said uppermost screen' M, all portions a certain ther separation, lhe fnaterial which for distribution Within said car.
von e. track inside of that which carries the crane J. A
The structure comprising the inclined rails L and the casing which carries thescreens M M is pivot-ed at P to a projecting portion 'of the crane structure J, and the up 'er ends Jjilstaiile screw connections-Q, extendingto some fixed portion of the crane J, sothat theycan be adjusted in order tovary the Aangle ofl the as may 'be deof the-rails L are provided with a ciinveyer K and screens lvl M, sii-ed.
during a period long enough to permit of the shifting into place `of the successive cars H which have tovbe loaded, so that the opera-- and supported by means of one or more rods li, each provided with a'screw-turnbukle Y, whereby said frame -N .can be raised or low ered, so as to vary the ang-lebt the conveyor li and screens El M. ln this embodiment of our inveutioi'i also the conveyor S is adapted to deliver into a car V, run alongside oi' the refr l", and the bucket W can, if desired', deliver its .load at a point mitsidefof the our Y', it being understood that the conveying and -smoeui'ug devices iueither caseare .located laterally out ol'linc with the runways fory the buraket-carrying trolley, as shown'm Figs. 3 and 4, so that'. said bucket can the conve inir and screening de-- h PJ vices u'hen'it issdesired to-deliver its load independently of the latter. Y,
Having thus described our invention, we claim and desire to secure by Letters flatentsize passing 'gliaveringthe same to the head of the screen T he capacity oi" the bin 'B and hopper l should. be such that material can be vdeliv-v ered. to and stored in'either of said recep-. tardes, while outilow from Athe saine is cut oli- 1. The combination of a crane, having uliloading devices thereon, a screenmounted adjacent to said crane, and 'an elevating-conveyer -for receiving the unloaded material screen, substantiall as specified'.-
A and delivering the same' to .the head of the 2. The combination of a crane, having unloading devices thereon, a screen, mounted adjacent to said crane, an elevati-ngconveyer for receiving the unloaded material and -de- 'and 'means for' simultaneously ehangingthe angle of Aboth theelevatingconveyer'and the'screen,substantiallyasspeciied 3.l 'The combination of a cranejhavingunloading devices thereon, a' screen; mounted adjacent .to said crane, an elevatingconvey'er for receiving theunloaded materlai and delivering the'same to theihead of the screen, means screen, and a' second 'conveyer'for receivin screen., substantially ass coined. f 4. Thecombination o a crane havin I un loading devices thereon, arailwaytracl adL jacent tosaid crane, a car-loader adjacent to said track and mounted upon the crane structure,'with means for directing the unloaded material to thedistributin'g-chute of said carloader, substantially as s eciied. 5. The combination o a-'crane havin un-'l loading devices thereon, .a railway-trac adjacent to said crane, a ca-I'Joader carried by or si'multimeou'sljr changing the an le i of both the elevati-n .-v'conveyer and 't e- .the .4 material which passesl 'through ,they
the crane structure adjacent to said tracl,- I
and means for directing the unloaded mate- -rial eitherV to the distributing-chute ofithe car-loader or directly into the car,"si1bs' tan'v tially as specified. I 4
. 6. The combination' of a cranelhavin'g] a .105
hopper thereon, an unloading. d' vice constructedto discharge intosai hopper, and
'I OO an elbowipe on the hopper for discharging vthrough tie side door on a car run beneath' .the hopper, substantially as specified. l 17. The combination' of 'a crane, having a hopper thereon,. an ,unloading device con# structed to discharge into'said opper, an elboW-pipe extending from 'said hopper, and a movable discharge or'delivery chute operating in conjunction `rwith said elbow-pipe, whereby the contents of the hopper can be directed -through the side'fdoor of a car run beneath the same, the chiite being Withdrawn to permit movement of'the car orcrane,sub i y Izof 'stantially as' specified..
8i-The combination of a. crane, havinga hopper mounted. thereon, an unloading de#V vice discharging into said hopper, a vertical spout and an elbow-sfpout, through-either of which the contents' o the hopper'can be dis- 44c :haiged -into a car run beneath .the hopper, 'substantially as specified.'
9. The combination of a crane, having a hopper mounted thereon, anl unloading dea vice discharging into said hopper, andan ele- '130' and outwardly erane, said ho )per having` vertical, inclined and elhow dimilmrgo-spouts, Wherehy its oontellts ehn he directed onto the elevator or 1li-- reetly int-o an open-top or hox car rml in honeath the hopper, sulisiantially as slwi'ilml.
l0. The oon-ihination ol' a crane haviii;r unloading devivesthereon, a seuolid erano adjaeeilt'to the Iirst frane, a` duplex sereeu mount-- ed on said second era-ne lor revolving the uuloeded materii'il, means for diverting the tailings from each sel-een into separate receptaele's, and ai conve) erl'or delivering;` the material passing through the second section of the Screen to a third rt-.rep'taele or point of de'- posit, substantiall)r as described.
11. The combination of a' crane, having unloading devices thereon, with. asubodldinate crane having' screening devices thereol and also carrying an elevating-convey@ for receiving theunloeded material 'and delivering the same to the head ef the sereen, substantially as specified. l. `12. The combination of a eranehaving unloading devices thereon, with a sub0rdinate crane having screening' devices thereon and also ean'ying an elevatingronve 'er for receiving'the unloaded 'material and eliver ing the same .to thejhead of, the seree'n, 'and means for'r'xioviiig seid eoriveyer inwardly ou; said subordinate orarie,
l substantially as specified.
11,3. The combination of'a crane. havin@F 'vatingwonveyer mounted adjacent te the unloadingr delfines thereon, 1t suhordinate erano lfarrj/uu; screening devices, and mov able inilcpomlr-.utllv ol' the irst crane and ar-ohveyor for reveiviugthe material passimf throuo'h said sereen, suhstantially as spoeiliei 14. lhe (-.oiobiriation of u era-nc, having,Y unloading devices thereon, a subordinate mane carrying screening devicee, and movahle independently el' the first orarie mi elovatii1g-eonveyer "for eau-ying the unloaded material to the screen, and u, eouveyer for receiving the materiel passine through said screen, substantially asl specified.
15. The eoniibinatioo of :L emile havingthereon a traxelinf trlley with unloading i devices suspended lliere'froiii, asereen mounted adjacent to said crane out of the path of said unloidinvdeviee, and means for conveying the unload stantially. as specified.
In testimony whereof We have signed our "names to this speeifieatien iu the presence of two subserioiiigT witnesses.
JHN WRG I'l SEAVllll... ALEXANDER- LESLE.
' Witnesses te, signature of 50h11 1Vi'rriglu Sea-ver: e
(i W. CoMs'rooK,
W. O. JONES.
Witnesses to signature of Alexander Leslie:
FRANK BUTLER, Jas. MAEONEY ,d material to said screen., sub-