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Publication numberUS895529 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1908
Filing dateOct 26, 1907
Priority dateOct 26, 1907
Publication numberUS 895529 A, US 895529A, US-A-895529, US895529 A, US895529A
InventorsWilliam S Wyland
Original AssigneeWilliam S Wyland
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Conveying mechanism.
US 895529 A
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PATENTED Am. 11, 1903,




WITNSSES I Allen: .5.

PATENTED AUG. 11, 1908.

3? V w. s. WYLAND.




CONVEYING MECHANISM Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 11, 1908.

Application filed. Octob r 26, 1907. Serial No. 399,337.

To 'a ll whom it may concern: Be it known that 1, WILLIAM S. TYLAND, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lake Fork, in the county of Logan and- State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Conveying Mechanisms, of which the following is a specification.

This 'nvention relates to baling presses and more particularly to an attachment designed to convey straw or hay to the press from the stack or other storage place, and has for its object to provide such an adjunct which will be adaptable to use with any press, and which will be adjustable to bring material from any direction.

Another object is to provide a means for increasing the length of the conveyor when desirable, by means of detachable and operative sections.

Another object is to provide such a struc-.

ture which may be readily taken apart and stored within a small s ace.

Other objects and advantages will be ap arentfrom the following description, and it ill be understood that changes in the specific structure shown and described may be made within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a side view of the conveyer attached to the side of a press in operative position, with one detachable extension in place, Fig. 2 is a sectional view through the base and bolster at right angles to Fig. 1, Fig. 3 is a top view of the inven tion, Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the elevator section at the lower end thereof, Fig. 5 is a detail plan of the elevator section, Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 3. Fig. 7 is a sectional view of the upper and outer corner of the frame, longitudinally thereof, showing the mounting and operative connections of the bolster. Fig. 8 is a top view of the outer end of the frame with the bolster removed, showing the construction of the collar 30. Fig. 9 is a detail of the power wheel and clutch, and Fig. 10 is a plan view of the inner end of the conveyer section, showing the opening 43 and the screen 44.

Referring now to the drawings, there is shown the side of a bailing press 10, to which the base portion of the present conveyor is removably secured, as shown in Fig. 1. The base portion consists of a rectangular frame work A, having a lower floored portion 15 and an upper floored portion 16. Eyes 18 are secured at the inner end of the base, projecting therefrom for detachable connection with brackets 19 carried by the press 10, it being understood that the attachment is effected by means of pins 17.

A horizontal shaft 20, extending longi; tudinally of the frame, is carried by the bearings 23 and 24 borne on the floor 15. A power wheel 21 is loosely mounted on the shaft near its inner end, and adjacent thereto on the shaft there is a clutch 21, operated by a rod H and foot lever K, the clutch making operative connection between the shaft and power wheel when operated. A vertical shaft 25 is mounted at the outer end of the frame A and extends thereabove being fitted in a bearing 29 in the floor 16 and its lower endheld in operative position b a bracket bearing 26 secured upon the oor Secured horizontally upon the top of the.

frame A with the shaft 25 at its center, there is an annular metal collar 30.

The collar 30 supports the bolster B, which consists of a bed portion 31 pivoted atits center on the pivot portion 28 of the shaft. 25 and carrying at its opposite ends uprights 32 and 33 having alining slots 34 in their upper ends to receive the supporting trunnions of an elevator section C, as will be described. A shaft 35 is mounted longitudinally in the bolster, being journaled in the upright 33 and extending toward the center of the bolster, being supported at its inner end by a bearing 36. secured upon the bed 31. Keyed to the outer end of the shaft 35, outwardly of the upright 33, there is a gear 37, and at the inner end there is keyed a beveled gear 38 adjusted to mesh with the gear 27 through a.

slot 39 in the bed 31 of the bolster.

An elevator section C is inclined upwardly from the ground to lie with its upper end between the uprights 32 and 33 of the bolster B, and includes two side pieces 40 and ll, carrying between them a lloor -12, having an opening 43 near the upper end and extending the full width of the door.

- engaged in the slots 53 of the legs 52 of the and as many extension sections may be used revolubly on the adjacent leg 52.

in a manner similar to that of the elevator -mav be moved sinmltaneously.

vpower wheel 21.

large amount of hand labor which would be Ouswardly pro- E required to handle the material with forks or jecting trunnions D are secured in the side pieces 40 and 41 vcar their upper endsand to shift the press; are removably engaged in the slots 34 of the The screen b will allow all grain that may uprights 32 and 33. A screen 44 is fitted l still be retained loosely in the straw to drop over the opening 43 for a purpose to be herethrough the opening 43 in the floor of the inafter'described. Extending between and elevator section and into a suitable recepcarried revolubly in the side pieces 4'3 and 41 tac-le. at their opposite ends there are two shafts 45 It will be seen that when it is desired to and 46 having sprockets 47 secured near each move the conveyer, it may be accomplished of their ends inwardly of the side pieces, and with great easeby removing the several having upper and lower gears 48 and 49 reparts separately, the extensions, elevator spectively, keyed on their outer ends outsection and bolszer simply requiring to be wardly of the side piece 41, the gear 48 being lifted out of engagement with the parts of a sufficient diameter to engage the gear 37 which support them. It will be seen, also, of the bolster B when the elevator section is that ver little space, comparatively, will be adjusted to lie with its trunnions D engaged cccupie by the parts when stored. in the slots 34. Endless chains 50 are en- What is claimed is: gaged around the sprockets 47, having rods 1. In a mechanism of the class described, 51 secured to and extending between them the combination withasupporti'tig frame of a for sliding movement along the floor 42 when "ertical shaft extending thereabove, means the s rockets 47 are rotated, a conveyer befor rotating the shaft, a bolster detachably ing t ius formed. Two vertical legs 52 are pivoted on the upwardly extending )ortion secured upon the outer sides of the pieces 40 of the shaft, a shaft carried by the olster, and 41 near their lower ends, and have updisengageable operative connections bewardly extending end portions E in which tween the shaft in the bolster and the vertithere are formed slots 53 intended to receive cal shaft said connections being arranged for the supporting trunnions F of a horizontal automatic disengagement simultaneously extension section G, as will be described. A with the disengagement of the bolster from gear 54 in mesh with the gear 49 is mounted the shaft, a conreyer detachably connected with the bolster, and disengageable operative connections between the shaft in the bolster and the conveyer, said connections section C, with the exception'that neither being arranged to coengage automatically opening nor screen are providedto correspond when the conveyer is brought into engagewith those indicated at 43 and 44.. This ex- I ment with the bolster. tension lies with its supporting t-runnions F 2. In a mechanism of the class described, the combination with a sup )orting frame of a vertical shaft extending thereabovc means for rotating the shaft, an annular metal collar mounted upon the frame to form a turntable upon legs 52 similar to those 52. having the shaft at its center, a bolster re- A fastener 31 is secured to the frame A immovably mounted upon the collar in pivotal mediately below the bolster B, for engage- 1 engagement with the upwardly extending ment with the latter to hold it against disen ortion of the shaft, a shaft carried by the gagement. By removing the lower pins 17, olster, disen able operative connections the base may be turned upwardly and back between the she in the bolster and the verwardly until it rests across the top of the tical shaft said connections being disposed press, the bolster being suspended outwardly and arranged automatic disengagement thereof, so that the press and attached parts simultaneously with the removal of the bolster from the collar and shaft, a conveyer detachably connected with the bolster, and disengageable o erative connections between the conveyer l the shaft in the bolster, said connectiorn being disposed and arranged for automatic disengagement simultaneously with the disconnection of the conveyer from the bolster.

3. In a mechanism of the class described, the combination with a supporting frame of a vertical shaft extending thereabove, means for rotating the shaft, a bolster removably The detachable extension G is constructed elevator section C, and a gear 48', corre spending to the gear 48, meshed with the gear 49, the outer end of the section resting t will be seen that the present conveyer may be attached to the side of a press, and 1 power connections made by means of the The elevator and attached sections may be extended in any direction,

asv the power available and the structural strength of the mechanism will permit.

By reason of the movement imparted to the rods 51 through the shafting and gears, F hay, straw and similar material may be brought from any point within a considermounted on the frame and pivoted on the able radius and elevated conveniently for inupwardly extending portion of the shaft, 11 troduction into a press, th s obviating a rights haviig alining slots in their upper em and carried atthe opposite ends of the bol ster, a horizontal shaft carried by the bolster,

disengageable 0 erative connections between i liaft and the vertical shaft, an 1 elevator having supporting trunnions re- 'niovably en aged in the slots of the uprights,

disengageab le operative connections between the horizontal s the elevator and the horizontal shaft, legs secured on opposite sides of the elevator at its opfosite end from the bolster and arrange aline( slots therein, a horizontal ewnveyer extension having supporting trunnjons removably engaged in the slots of the legs and 5 having at its opposite end legs seenred on opposite sides thereof snmlar to the first j mentioned legs, and disengageable operative connections between the horizontal cenveyer extension and the said first named elevator. 4. In a mechanism of the class described, the combination Wlth a. vertical shaft of a beveled 'ear keyed thereto near the upper end, a bdlster removably pivoted on the upwardly extending portion of the shaft above the gear and having a slot extending vertically therethrough adjacent to said gear, a

to rest upon the ground said legs havmg n )wardly extending end POIHOHS-dlfl's'lfl' j movably pivoted upon the upwardly extending portion of the vertical shaft, a shaft carried by the bolster, operative connections f between the shaft in the bolster and the vertical shaft, a conveyer detachably connected 1 with the bolster, and operative connections between the conv'eyer and the shaft in the bolster.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature, in presence of two Witnes es.


ALIA-3X D. TURLEY, Var. B. Anams.

tal shaft and the vertical shaft, :1 bolster re-

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