Improvement in horse-powers
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Letters Patent No. 91,546, dated June 22, 1869.
IIPROVEMENT IN HORSE-POWERS.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.
To all whom it ma/y concern Beit known that I, PETER KLINE, of J ohnsville, in Montgomery county, in the State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Horse- Power Machines; following is a full and exact description thereof', reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
Figure 1 represents a top View or plan ,of my improvement in horse-power machines.
-Figure 2 represent-s a side elevation ofthe same.v
The object of my invention is to equalize the draught of the teams for propelling the machine.
It has been the general` practice to hitch the teams to fixed or rigid levers, for Working the machine, and each team worked independently of any of the others. The result was', oftento throw the greater part of the labor upon one or two ofthe teams, while the others would be relieved of their due share of the work.
By the use of my invention, the draught of the opposite teamsis equalized, becausethe leaves to which the teams are hitched are secured in loops of brackets by central fulcra-pins, and the inner ends of the levers are free to work in contact with each other.
In the accompanyingdrawings A denotes the central driving-wheel of a horsepower machine.
B denotes the brackets, secured to the wheel A.
These brackets have mortises formed in them, longer, longitudinally, than the width of the levers D, which are inserted in them. The levers D will therefore work freely upon the central pins, which pass through them vand through the brackets B.
O denotes the beam, which passes across the wheel A, and extends out through two of the brackets.
The beam O is provided with an elongated mortise, in which the inner ends of two of the draught-levers D work, and the outer ends of beam O are furnished with rings o, to connect the breast-chains of two of the teams with beam C, to enable these teams to hold back and stop the progress of the machine as occasion may require.
The two brackets, through wh ich the two lower draught-levers are inserted, are connected by beam or and I do Vhereby declare that thev cross-tie E, which is provided with an elongated mortise or slot, like that in the beam O, and for a like purpose.
Four teams may be hitched to the four rings, 1 2 3 4, in the outer ends of draught-levers D, by means of double-trees, in" the usual manner.
The two teams, hitched to the rings 2 and 4, will exert their power in opposite directions, and as the levers C, to which 'they are hitched, work freely in the enlarged openings iu the brackets B, upon their fulcrum-pins x, and as the curved inner ends of the two levers D play freely in their guide-mortise or slot, it will be readily seen that the inner ends of the levers D will press against each other as the two teams exert their power to propel the machine.
The inner ends of the levers being disconnected, they will move freely against each other, slightly vibrating, to accommodate the different degrees of' power and progress of the teams.
The eiect will be an equal distribution of the draught amongst the teams.
The other two levers, to which the rings 1 and 3 are fastened, operate in the same manner as above de'- scribed, equalizing the draught between the opposite teams.
It will be understood that each team is tied forward by a leading-strap, or halter, which will prevent either of them from lagging, so as to permit the inner end. of'a lever, s, to rest against the end of the slotted guide, in which the ends of the levers freely work.
Having fully described my improvement in horsepower machines,
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The combination of the draught-levers D with the slotted guide-beams C E and brackets B, all the parts being constructed, arranged, and operating substantially as described, for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this 8th day of March.
H. P. K. Puck, L. D. DoTY.