US 902954 A
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E. G. PELTY.
APPLICATION FILED 1330.4, 1906. RENEWED SEPT. 22, 1908.
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ETTA G. FELTY, 0F BRQOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Specification 0:? Letters Patent.
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Application filed December 4,1908, Serial No. 345,218. Renewed fiepteinber 22, 1908. Berilo. dfidflfi.
5' New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in sifting: Shovels; and I do hereby declare the following to he 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 7 use the same.
My invention relates to new and useful improvements in shovels and more particularly to that class adapted to be used in removing ashes, cinders and the like from stoves and furnaces and my object is to provide means in the bottom of the shovel for sifting the ashes whereby the particles of -.coal removed-with the ashes may beseparated from the ashes.
common shovel when desired.
A still further object is to provide means for securing the screen and closing device to the shovel. V
In the accompanying drawings which are made a part of this application, Figure l is a perspective view of my improved shovel complete. Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional View as seen from line 3-3 Fig. 2.- Fig. 4 is a perspectiveview of the screen removed fi-om the shovel, and, Fig. 5 is a metal strip which is adapted to be inserted over the o ening occupied by the screen when it is des red to use the shovel forother purposes.
Referring to the drawings in which similar reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, 1 indicates the bodyof the shovel which may be of the usual or any preferred form in the bottom of which is provided an enlarged opening 2.
, Disposed along the lower end. and each edge of the opemn 2 and spaced from the sides of the bodyo the shovel are grooves 3 and 4, respectively, which'are formed by 5o striking down a portion of the metal and A. further object is to provide means for entirely closing the opening in the shovel whereby the same may be employed as a directingthe same in the position shown in' F 2 of the drawing thereby forming the metal frame 5 in which is disposed a screen 6 which is preferably formed of meshed In securing the frame tothe shovel said frame is directed into the upper ends of the grooves-4 and directed longitudinally there in until the lower end of the frame is seated in the groove-3, thereby providing convenient means for removably scour the frame grooves in which is adapted to lee-seated a Y to the shovel and at the same time by disposing the metal, .forming'the rooves, in
the manner shown, the edges of t e opening 2 are reinforced.
in use the shovel is filled with unscreened ashes and by shaking the shovel the finer particles of the ashes descend through the screen while the cinders and unconsumed portions of the'coal remain in the shovel thereby enabling me to provide a suitable screen ate um amount of cost and by removing the screen and inserting a metal plate 7 in the grooves the shovel may be em 1n the bottom thereof.
What ll claim is:
ployed the same as it 'the'opening were not 3 The combination with a shovel comprisin a body, abottom portion integral with sai body having an o ening therein, inwardly.
facing grooves b ow and along the sides and the forward end of said integral bottom portion, said grooves being. spaced from the sides of the body and formed by bending parts of said bottom portion at the edge of the opening downwardly and outwardly against the under side of the bottom portion and downwardly and inwardly to the verticalplane ofthe edge of the opening; of a slide and a screen adapted to enter said grooves only one-at a time whereby the device may be used as a shovel or a sitter.
'- lln testimony whereof l have signed my name to this specification in the ,presence of two subscribing witnesses.
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