US 983555 A
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F. A. W. KELLEY. SELF DUMPING HAND SCOOP.v APPLICATION FILED AUQA, 1910.
Patented Feb. 7, 1911. y
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UNITE STATES? TENT FFICE,
FREDERICK A. W. KELLEY, OF VATERVLIET, NEI/V YORK, ASSIGNOR TO TROY SCALE I COMPANY, OF TROY, NEW YORK, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK SELF-DUMPING HAND-SCOOP.
Specification of Letterslatent.
Patented rei). *7, 1911.
Application tiled August 4, 1910. Serial No. 575,442.
State of New York, have invented certain' new and useful Improvements in Self- Duin iine I'Iand-Scoois of which the following is a specification.
'.lfhe invention relates to such improvements and consists of the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter described and subsequently claimed.
Reference may be had to the accompanying drawings, and the reference characters marked thereon, which form a part of this specification. Similar characters refer to similar parts in the several figur-es therein.
Figure l of the drawings is a top plan view of my improved self-dumping handscoop. Fig. Q is a side elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the same.
'ihe principal object of the invention is to facilitate the use and emptying of a handscoop such as is commonly used in measuring beans, grain or the like.
Other objects will appear in connection with the following description.
Referring to the drawing wherein the invention shown in preferred form, l, represents -lhe body of the scoop having` a handle, whereby lthe saine can be conveniently manilmlated. The front -wall, 3, of the scoop converges downward toward the rearwall thereof, as shown in Fig. Q, thus making the body of the scoop tapered from top to bottom. A lower' section, 4t, on said front-wall is made separate from the body of the scoop and hinged thereto at its upper end at, 5, whereby it is adapted to swing from the closed position shown by solid lines in Fig. 2 to the position indicated by dotted lines in said figure, and open the bottom of the scoop for the automatic dumping of its contents. The hinged section, t, which thus forms a valve for the bottom-opening of the scoop, is adapted to be held in closed position by means of a hook-shaped latch, G, on the lower end of a rod, 7, supported to slide vertically in a bearing, S, and having on its upper end a thumb-piece, 9, accessible to the thumb of the hand grasping the handle 2. The rod, 7, is held in a raised position by means of a coil-spring, l0, contined 'between a. shoulder, Il, on said rod and the bottomwall of the bearing, 8.
'lhe scoop can be used in the ordinary manner to dip up a quantity of small merchandise such as beans, grain or the like, which can'then be dumped into a bag or other receptacle by holding the lower end of the scoop in line with the bag-opening or open end of the receptacle, and then pressing upon the thumb-piece 9. As soon as the catch, G, has been thus depressed below the bottom edge of the hinged section, 4, gravity and the weight of the contents of the scoop will cause said hinged section to swing open and said contents to be deposited in said bag or receptacle. rlhe hinged section, et, can then be closed by hand and locked by releasing the pressure on the thumb-piece 9. I prefer, however, to provide a weak spring, l2, of su'Hicient strength only to swing the hinged section, 4, to closed position when the scoop is empty.
The body of the scoop is preferably made of a definite .measuring capacit-y, and I have shown the same provided with a strike, 11i, comprising a flat strip of metal extending across the open top of the scoop, and having its ends inturned to embrace the beads or ribs, 16, along the sides of the open top of the body of the scoop, as shown at, 15, in Fig. 3. rlhe strike may be provided with an operating handle, 17, if desired, whereby the strike can be slid back and forth across the open top of the scoop to level the contents thereof.
That I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent isl. In a self-dumping hand-scoop, the coinbination with a scoop-body having one of its valls downwardly inclined toward another, and a lower section of said inclined wall forlned separate from and hinged to the body of the scoop; of a latch for holding said hinged section closed; and a handle for said scoop, and a thumb-piece for actuating said latch both in position to be grasped and engaged by the saine hand of the operator.
Q. In a self-dumping hand-scoop, the combination with a scoop-body having one of its walls downwardly inclined to ard another, and a. lower section of said inclined wall formed separate from and hinged to the body7 of the scoop; of a rod slidably mounted on the body of the scoop; a hook on the lower end of said rod adapted to engage said hinged section to hold the same closed; a
thumb-piece for releasing said latch, both adapted to be grasped by the same hand; of a strike extending across the open top of the scoop, and slid-ably engageable with said 15 ribs.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of July, 1910.
FREDERICK A. lV. KELLEY. lVitnesses Rosin A. LEDUC, J. E. DONSBACH.