US 875476 A
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BYRON F. WASSON, OF CLINTON, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Eatent.
Patented Dec. 31, 1907.
Application led August 16. 1907. Serial No. 388,911.
T 0 all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that 1, BYRON F. AssoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Clinton, in the county of Dewitt and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tire-Reels; 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 improvements in reels for supporting coils of wire.
The object of the invention is to provide a reel of this character adapted to be revolubly mounted upon a wheeled supporting frame, whereby the same may be readily transported from one place to another.
A further object is to provide means whereby the reel supporting frame may be anchored to hold the reel and coil of wire at a suitable inclination to permit the wire to be readily uncoiled from the reel without danger of twisting or tangling the same.
Wvit-h these objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangements of parts as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
The accompanying drawing represents a perspective view of a reel constructed and arranged in accordance with the invention.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 denotes a supporting frame which is preferably formed from a single angle iron bar, which is bent substantially midway between its ends to form longitudinally disposed 'side bars 2, and an end cross bar 3. The opposite ends of the side bars from the cross bar 3 are bent downwardly at rightangles to the side bars to form stakes 4, the ends of which are beveled or cut off at an angle to form points, whereby the stakes may be readily forced into the ground.
To the side bars 2, adjacent to the end bar 3, are secured downwardly projecting substantially V-shaped braces 5, the lower ends of which are clip ed or otherwise pivotally secured to an axe 6, on opposite ends of which are revolubly mounted supporting wheels, 7. Secured to the side bars 2, midway between the connection of the upper ends of the V-shaped braces 5, is a cross bar S, in the center of which is rigidly mounted an upwardly projecting pivot bolt, 9, on which is revolubly mounted the crossed arms or bars 10 of a wire reel.
V10 ofthe reel and is threaded to receive a nut 13, to prevent the reel from riding oif the bolt during the paying out of the wire.
The outer ends of the arms 10 are further braced and strengthened by means of a metal hoop or band 15, which is secured to the upper sides of the same, adjacent to their outer ends. Secured to each of the arms 10 and projecting upwardly therefrom at equal distances from the pivot bolt 9, are wire holding arms 16, the upper ends of which are bent or inclined outwardly as shown at 17. The arms 16 serve to hold the coil of wire in a central position upon the cross bars orarms 10 of the reel. The outer ends of the side bars 2 above the stakes 4 are preferably connected together by means of a tie rod or bar 1S, and between said side bars is secured a depending box or receptacle, 19, in which is adapted to beplaced tools or implements used in connection with the reel.
By providing the anchoring stakes 4 on one end of the side bars 2 of the supporting frame and making them shorter than the distance to the reel from the ground, as herein shown, said frame may be held at an angle and iirmly secured in place by driving the stakes 4 into the ground or hooking the same over some fixed object. The supporting frame when thus secured will hold the reel in an inclined position, thereby greatly facilitating the paying out or unreeling of the Wire therefrom.
Having thus particularly described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters-Patent is:
1. A wire reel carrier, comprising an ap? proximately U-shaped member composed of a single piece of material and having the free ends of its legs bent at an angle thereto, a tie rod connecting said legs near their bent portion, a cross bar connecting said legs near their inner ends, an upwardly projecting reelcarrying pivot bolt rigidly mounted on said cross bar, V-shaped braces secured at their free ends to said legs at opposite sides of said cross bar, an axle pivotally connected with said V-shaped braces, and Wheels mounted at opposite ends of said axle.
2. A wire reel carrier, comprising an axle The arms 10 l having supporting Wheels, V-shaped braces pivotally connected at their apices with said l porting means from the ground to hold the aXle near its opposite ends, an approximately reel in an inclined position to facilitate the U-shaped member with the legs thereof sepaying out of the wire therefrom. cured to the free ends of said V shaped In testimony whereof I have hereunto set 5 braces, a cross bar connecting said legs bemy hand in presence of' two subscribing` witl5 tween the ends of said V-shaped braces and nesses. having reel-supporting means, the Jfree ends l BYRGN F. VVASSON. of said legs being bent downwardly at an an- Witnesses: gle to form anchoring stakes, said stakes be- C, H. COFFMAN,
10 ing shorter than the distance of the reel-sup- I. C. SABIN.