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US1898416A
US1898416A US47072830A US1898416A US 1898416 A US1898416 A US 1898416A US 47072830 A US47072830 A US 47072830A US 1898416 A US1898416 A US 1898416A
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Feb. 21, 1933.

T. A. WISEMAN BIN Filed July 25, 1930 EWL.

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3 Sheets-Sheet l g Inventor A llorney Feb. 21, 1933.

T. A. wlsEMAN BIN 7 Filed July 25, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 37 E U @5 1? J I r J I Invenlor a 0 E) ZflW/Jcmmr 2f 44 q By gem Attorney Feb. 21, 1933. T. A. WISEMAN 1,898,416

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In venlor Patented Feb. 21, 1933 PATENT OFFICE THOMAS A. WISEMAN, OF TULLAHOM TENNESSEE BIN Application filed July 25,

The present invention relates to a store fixture, and the primary object of this invention is to provide a bin for dispensing such commodity as flour, sugar and the like in a predetermined quantity into a sack, the latter being supportedin a suitable manner on a scale suitably arranged on a carriage provided therefor whereby the sack .to be filled may receive the material to be placed therein directly from the discharge spout of a bin or container, thus eliminating the necessity of scooping the material from the contalner and transferring material from the scoop to the sack. 7

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent during a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings whereing a plurality Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a bin embodying the features of the present invention,

Figure 2 is a front elevational view showof such bins arranged in end to end relation,

Figure 3 is a fragmentary detail view illustrating certain details of construction to be hereinafter morefully referred to;

Figure 4 is a fragmentary detail sectional view taken through the lower end of a bin and a dischargenozzle associated therewith.

With reference more in detail to the drawings, it will be seen that my improved bin comprises a pair of vertical spaced parallel frames 5 connected at their upper ends by horizontal side members 6, and adjacent their lower ends by connecting members 7. The frames 5 are braced with respect to one another through the medium of suitable braces 8. Supported between the frames 5 at the upper endsthereof is a bin 9. The bin 9' of each of the units, said units being designated by the reference character A is open at its topto facilitate filling of the bin.

One Wall of each of the bins is straight throughout the length thereof, the remaining walls, adjacent the bottom of the bin bemg inclined inwardly, the walls at right o angles to the straight wall being inclined toward each other, and the rear or wall 1930. Serial No. 470,728.

opposite the straight wall being inclined toward the straight or front wall. The walls terminate in a tubular discharge spout 10.

Secured to the spout 10 of the bin 9 is a flexible tube 11, which tube 11 provides a suspension means for a discharge nozzle that includes a pair of telescoping sections 12 and 13 respectively.

The outer end of the section 12 of each discharge nozzle is suitably secured to the lower or free end of the flexible spout 11 by any suitable means. The free end of the section 13, which end constitutes the discharge end of the nozzle is normally closed through the medium of a suitable valve 14:. Each valve 14 is guided in a suitable groove in the section 13 and has its projecting end pivoted to a handle 15 as at 16. Each handle 15 is pivoted intermediate its end asat 17 to a lug 18 carried by the respective sections 13. 76

Each of the bins 9 has the front or straight wall thereof provided with an aperture normally closed through the medium of a trans parent panel'19 whereby one may readily determine the particular kind of condiment or contents of the tank or bin.

vThe bins 9 are normally supported in the upper ends of their respective units, how-. ever the members of the frames 50f the units provide guides for the bins 90f the respective units whereby the bins 9 may be'moved vertically up and down in their respective units. For supporting and actuating the bins 9, each unit has suitably mounted on one of Y the connecting members 6 a pulley 20 over which is trained a cable or suitable flexible element 21. The cable 21 at its upper end is secured to the upper edge of one side wall of the bin 9, and the cable 21 is wound about a drum 22 and has its lower end secured to the drum. The drum 22' is keyed to a shaft structure that includes a pair of spaced apart supporting legs 24 braced with respect to one another by upper and lower cross members 24 and 25 respectively. The legs 24 are further braced with respect to the vertical members of the forward frame 5 of the unit through the medium of upper and lower members 26 and 27 respectively. The lower brace members 27 are of angle iron cross sections and provide supporting tracks for an opened top bin or container 28 for slidably supporting the latter within the framework of the counter. Each bin 28 is provided in the front wall thereof with a sight opening normally closed through the medium of a transparent panel 29. .To facilitate, sliding movement of the bins or containers 28, the same may be equipped with suitable handles 30.

The upper brace members 26 may also be of angle iron construction to provide a track for slidably supporting a relatively elongated shallow tray 31 that is equipped at its forward end with a suitable handle 32.

The upper brace members 26 of the unit also support thereon a pair of spaced apart parallel tracks 33. The rails or tracks 33 extend at right angles to the members 26 and are adapted to accommodate the wheel of a platform carriage 34. The carriage 34 may support thereon a conventional type of scale upon which the sacks to be filled with certain of the contents of the bins 19 may rest so that when a determined quantity of the condiment has flowed from a bin into the sack one observing the scale may close the valve 14 immediately the desired amount is registered onthe scale.

To retain the carriage 34 from tilting, or becoming derailed, the carriage 34 is provided with a suitable hook 35 that depends from the bottom thereof to engage a retaining rail 36 that extends between the tracks 33.

The carriage 34 at each end thereof may be provided with suitable brushes 37 for sweeping the tracks 33 clear of any material which may have accumulated thereon and which would in time undoubtedly become caked under the wheels of the carriage.

The trays 31 may be used for sundry purposes and also will provide a catch for the material brushed from the rails 33. The bins or receptacles 28 may be used for such commodities as potatoes, or the like which could not be readily dispensed from the type of bin used for granular material such as the bin 9.

Each of the units A is also equipped with a trough 38 that extends transversely of the forward frame member slightly above the frame like counter, and the trough 38 might be used for containing any surplus amount of condiment discharged in the sack to be filled.

The aforementioned means for retaining the shaft 23 against rotation comprises a ratchet 40 on the shaft 23 adjacent the forward end of the shaft, and a dog 41 is pivoted to the brace member 25 for engagement with the teeth of the ratchet wheel 40 to thus retain the shaft 23 against casual rotation in a manner apparent. The said forward end of the shaft 23 extends through a suitable opening provided therefor in the brace member 25 and at said forward end is squared as at 42. Any suitable tool such as the wrench designated generally by the reference character W may be used for engaging the square I end 42 of the shaft and for rotating the latter to raise and lower the bins 9.

As shown in Figure 2 the units A may be disposed in end to end relation and when so used, obviously a single carriage 34 will serve the purpose of positioning a sack to be filled to receive the contents of any desired bin 9.

I am fully aware, that it is not broadly new to provide the bin aranged in a suitably suspended position together with a scale mounted on a carriage to be used in conjunction with the bin somewhat in the manner suggested by the present invention and such accordingly I do not broadly claim. However the advantage of my invention over other known prior patents of this type, is in the provision of the flexible tubing 11 for supporting a longitudinally adjustable discharge spout which spout may be adjusted longitudinally for accommodating'sacks of varying capacity.

In this connection it may be also noted that the valve 14 is normally retained in a closed position through the medium of a suitable spring 43 hearing against the free end of the handle 15, thus insuring the closing of the valve when pressure upon handle 15 is released. Further, in having a flexible connection 11 between the discharge spout 10 and adjustable discharge nozzle 12, it will be seen that the adjustable nozzle may be readily positioned to insure a direct pouring of the condiment into the sack to be filled with out requiring moving of the sack upon the scale after the sack has been once placed upon the scale.

It will also be apparent that in using the device, the bin 9 may be readily lowered for filling purposes, and readily raised to the upper end of the unit after the filling process has been completed.

Even though I have herein shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that the same is susceptible to changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new is:

1. In a device of the'character described, the combination of a counter, a supporting structure rising from said counter, a bin vertically slidable in the supporting structure,

means for raising and lowering the bin and for securing the same in fixed adjustment, a container supported in the counter below the top of the counter, said counter having the top thereof open, and said bin provided with a discharge nozzle capable of discharging into said container.

2. A device of the character described comprising in combination a counter, a support rising from the counter, a bin vertically slidable in the support, manual means for raising and lowering the bin and for securing the same at the desired adjustment, a container supported in the counter beneath the top of the counter, said counter having the top thereof open, rails supported on the top of the counter, a carriage having wheels ridable over the rails, and said bin provided with a discharge nozzle adapted to discharge into a container supported on the carriage and into the first named container between the rails when the carriage is moved to an out of the way position remote from the first named container.

3. The combination comprising a skeleton frame supporting structure, a trackway mounted horizontally on the supporting structure, a platform movable on the track- Way for supporting a bag to be filled, a series of separable and independently shiftable bins mounted on the supporting structure above the horizontal plane of the platform, flexible, extensible, valve controlled discharge nozzles depending from the bins L for filling the bag, and receptacle means on the supporting structure beneath the rails.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

THOMAS A. WISEMAN.

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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2447409A (en) * 1945-08-11 1948-08-17 Erwin M Gulow Delivery cabinet
US2511262A (en) * 1948-08-05 1950-06-13 Chain Belt Co Feed mechanism for rotatable drum agitating apparatus
US2650743A (en) * 1949-05-27 1953-09-01 Earle N Floyd Mortar applicator having a flexible dispensing tube
US5222634A (en) * 1992-03-13 1993-06-29 The Hayes Design Group, Inc. Dispenser having an auger for bulk comestibles

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2447409A (en) * 1945-08-11 1948-08-17 Erwin M Gulow Delivery cabinet
US2511262A (en) * 1948-08-05 1950-06-13 Chain Belt Co Feed mechanism for rotatable drum agitating apparatus
US2650743A (en) * 1949-05-27 1953-09-01 Earle N Floyd Mortar applicator having a flexible dispensing tube
US5222634A (en) * 1992-03-13 1993-06-29 The Hayes Design Group, Inc. Dispenser having an auger for bulk comestibles

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