US 926288 A
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Wheeled devices upon which barrels may be qestert'inttt? Geurity 0f its. 02e
1 My invention relates 'tobarrel trucks-i. e.,
stoodl'ndf expeditiously and easily from one point to another. The obyect of my invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive and durable barrel truck upon which a barrel may be arranged in'upright position, and one equipped with means whereby it may be quickly and positively connected to the lower portion of the barrel so that when occasion demands the barrel ma be tripped on its side and both barrel an truck rolled tofether without injury to anyvpart of the truc 1th the foregoing in inind the invention will be fully understood from the following description and claim when the same are read 1n connection with the drawings, accompanying and forming part of this specicatlon, in which:
Figure l is a perspective vie/w illustrating a. barrel and my novel truck applied thereto and also illustrating the manner in which the' connected devices are tipped over when it is expedient to roll the saine. Fig. is a perspective view showing my novel truck and a portion of the barrel in the positions they occup when the barrel and truck are to be move together on the wheels ot the latter. Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail vertical section -showing the preferred construction of the truck body and also showing the arrangement of the wheels under said body and the connection of one of the short hooks thereto.
Similar letters designate corresponding arts in all of the Views of the drawings; reerring to which:
A is a barrel, and B is the body ot my novel truck, which body is of circular form and of a size to rest under one end of the barrel and support the same after the manner shown in Fig. 2. I prefer to construct the truck body B inthe manner illustrated-that is, to have it comprise a circular iortion a, of wood, and a metallic band il wliich surrounds and is ixedly connected to the perimeter ot' the Wood portion a and reaches slightlyY above the same so as to aflord a [lange c t ie ollice of which is to snugly reeeiye the lower end finoved n Specification ot Letters Patent. Application led January 27,
UNITED 'raras-.eresie opinion.`
Patented June 29, 190e.`
1909. Serial No. 474,448.
of the barrel and to prevent the barrel slipping off the body. A
ln addition to"A the body B my novel truck comprises wheels C and three (more or'less) short hooks l). The wheels C are arranged entirely under the body B and for obvious reasons are preferably of the caster type. 'lhe hooks D which constitute important 'features of the truck, are connected7 preferably in a pivotal manner, withthe body. B at the outer side ofthe band b, and are designed to extend upwardly from the 4pointsotl connection about the proporthnial distance illustrated, and are provided on their upper .portions witli inwardly directed barbs or prods d designed to be driven into the lower portion of the barrel and in that way connected thereto.
In the practical use of my novel truck, the truck is applied tb the end of the barrel when the barrel is ly ing on its side, or else when the truck is in its working position the barrel is lifted and plaeediin an upright position on thc truck. ln either case the truck is positively connected vith the barrel, at intervals around the saniedby embedding the barbs or prods d of the hooks D in the barrel, and from this it follows that the barrel can be tipped over on its side without breaking the connection between the barrel and the truck; also, that the connected barrel and trucky loth ol' circular forni, can be rolled with tbe saine facility as an ordinary barrel, and this without breaking` or in any connect-ion between the barrel and the truck` The latter is due in large `measure to the fact that the licoks are short and therefore e'eet connection between the truck body and the reduced end portion onl of the barrel.
'.lhe perimeter of the liody vof in novel truck describes a complete circle an( is of a diameter slightly greater than that of the ,end portions ofthe barrel. By virtue of this, the truck is ada ted to be expeditiousl and easil applic to one end of the barre while the arrel is lying upon its side, and when desired the barrel can be readil rolled on its side without attecting the holls D, because said hooks when the barrel is rolled do 'not contact with the floor, but on the other hand the hooks when passing adjacent the'floorv way atlecting the 'nerteth the barred may, with ii'ttie eiort, be moved, and it will also be gathered that the connected devices may be tipped vover and conveniently rolled as a unit without injury to either.
The specific construction ol trut-k,v herein illustrated. and described constitutes the best 'practical embodiment ol niy invention 0f "which I ain aware, but I du not desire it to be understodd that l confine lnyselll in said speeiiie construction inasmuch as in the future praetice ei the invent-ion suel. changes in the formI Construction and relative arrangement of parts may be made as fairly fall within the scope ol iny elniined invention.
Having described niy invention, what l elaini and desire in secure by Letters-Patent, is'.
A. barrel LLriirl;
eoninrisiiw' a bedr ada ted j to be arranwed awainst one end ol' a barrel and having; a perimeter that deseribes a comu pieteter than the redueed end portion d a barrel :ii-ele and is (d slightly grenier diaineand also having;r a circular guard flange of a diameter to snugly receive the said reduced end ol' a barrel, wheels connected with and arranged under the body and entirely within the perimeter of the same, 'short `hooks arranged close t0 the perimeter el' the body and extending above the saine, at intervals around the body, and provided on their up# per endswi'th inwardly direeted barbs or prods, adapted to be embedded in the adja cent end portion of the barrel and having! eyes at their lower ing through the said eyes of the hooks and permanently connecting the saine in a pivot al manner to the body.
ends, and staples extendln testimony whereof l have. hereunto set iny hand in presence of two subsrribing'witnesses.
WLLLAM E. RICE.'
Witnesses: l i
E. S. Lmrs, ux 1L J. TAYLOR.