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Letters Patent Xo. 28,568, dated June 5, 1860; reissue No. 2,870, dated .February 1S, 1868.
IMPROVEMENT IN MACHINES FOR WEIGEING AND BAGGING GRAIN.
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TO ALL WHOMIT MAY CONGERN:
Bc it known that JAMES 5I. FISH, ofthe city of Buffalo, county ot` Erie, and State of New York, invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Apparatus for Weighing and Begging Grain, Ground Feed, Beans, Seed, and other produce; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and the letters of reference marked thereon.
This invention consists of a. grain-bin, either of metal or wood, having an appropriate spout or valve upon either side to facilitate theprocess of discharging the grain or other produce iuto bags'after it is weighed, and the combination of such'groin-biu with a. weighing-scale, in manner substantially as hereinafter described.
To enable others skilled in the art tn make' and use this invention, I will proceed to describe the construction and operation ofthe same.
Figure I is a perspective view of this improvement.
Figure II is a transverse section ofthe same.
Letters ot"like name and kind refer to like parts in each ofthe figures.
The grain-bin, although an entirety, may be described of two parts, A and B, the part Bheing made to conform to the size of the platform of" the ordinary 'platform-scale upon which the drawing shows it standing. The part A is made much longer and wider than the part B, so that it will overhang the part, as represented in the drawings. It also gradually widens as it rises, so as to increase its capacity `forholding grain. It has a spout upon either side for conducting the grain into the bag, as represented at L. D represents a gate or valve, which is raised or opened to allow the grain, ground feed, beans, or seed to pass from the bin into the bag after the same has been weighed, and is closed when the bag is filled. It slides in grooves between the guides e e. It is worked by means of the hand-lever F. The lever F is hinged to the side ot' the bin, as shown nt It, and passes through a slot in the top oi' the gate D, as shown at z'.
J represents a guide-bar connected to the side of the bin for guiding the movable end of the lever in its movement when opening and closing the gate. c 7c are pins or hooks projecting from the spout L for the purpose of connecting the bag to the spout. M represents an ordinary platform-scale supported upon the wheels N. The bottom of the bin is elevated in the centre, with descending surfaces converging to the spouts, :1s shown at O O, Fig. II, so that all ofthe grain in the bin will, by its own gravlty, pass oif through the spout L. P P represent end-pieces ofthe part B widened out, so as to form braces, or a. wider support for the part A.
In actual practice this apparatus is a great labor-saving improvement. In handling and weighing large quantities of grain'for shipment or transportation, it is a desideratum to be able to weigh the grain in hulk, and quicklyand easily put it in bags afterit is weighed, and thereby avoid the necessityof Weighing and reweighing the bags. Thoimprovemeut accomplishes these purposes. It can be easily moved from place to place to receive the grain from the bins as it is deposited in the mill, elevator, or storehouse. The bin A, being filled with grain, seed, or other produce, and standing upon lthe scale, it is quickly weighed. A bag is then hooked on to each spout, the gates raised, and the bags allowed to ll. Then the gates-are closed. The bags, when filled, are set aside, and other bags hooked on to the spouts and illed as before, and so on until the grain is all drawn out of the bin. The bottom ot' the bin being made higherin the middle, converging downwards to the spouts, the grain or other produce will run out, ot' its own gravity, and be divided in its passage, so that an equal'quentity will run out at each spout, and the. bin will remain equally balanced upon the scale until the -fgfroirfiilglldnwu out.AV- f The valves oxgotes are; ifsil'ir'crlredy'fhandhylnreansfotlxer be-quicklyllstoppedwheu the bmg. is full, and as quickly opempd'itheu be filled. Its portability enables it to' be used inralhpnrtsto-fflarg vble to the lgrain in store. I have used it for more than a. year, an useful. 1 What is claimed as the inventouof the said JAMES M. FISH, is- A 5 1. The hopper A A fitted with a sloping bottom, and with a. bagging-spout or spouts and gate or gates on the side or sides of said hopper to regulate4 the flow ot' grain, substantially hs described.
2. The use of said hopper, so fitted with sloping bottom, spouts, and gates, E cg'mbingtiowith a. weighing: scale, substantially as described.
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