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US2467277A
US2467277A US1883848A US2467277A US 2467277 A US2467277 A US 2467277A US 1883848 A US1883848 A US 1883848A US 2467277 A US2467277 A US 2467277A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B62LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
    • B62DMOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
    • B62D33/00Superstructures for load-carrying vehicles
    • B62D33/02Platforms; Open load compartments
    • B62D33/023Sideboard or tailgate structures
    • B62D33/027Sideboard or tailgate structures movable
    • B62D33/0273Movable tailboards for vehicles comprising non-movable sideboards, e.g. pick-up trucks
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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April 12, 1949. J. E. SMITH TRUCK ENDGATE Filed April 5, 1948 Patented Apr. 12, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TRUCK ENDGATE John E. smith, sioux city, Iowa'I Application April s, 1948, serial No. 18,838 3 claims. ((1296-51) My invention relates to a truck end gate.

An object of my invention is to provide an end gate which can be readily closed by means of a simple mechanism, and retained in closed position, and which can be readily opened also.

A further object of my invention is to provide means for swinging the entire rear structure to which the end gate is attached, so that the wagon can be used for conveying stock and the like.

A further object of my invention is to provide a simplified construction.

With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of the various parts of my device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter more fully set forth, pointed out in my claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a rear view of the end gate` structure,

Figure 2 is a plan view of Figure 1, and

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail section taken along the lines 3-3 of Figure 2.

I have used the character I to designate the usual vertical posts of a wagon box attached to the base I I, and the character I2 to designate the usual supporting cross pieces. I have also used the character I3 to designate the horizontally positioned spaced side members and to these members I attach the further vertical straps I4. The character I5 designates the rear walls of the end of the box, there being provided the open gate space at I6, such space being bordered by the side edges I1. Attached along the upper edges of the walls I5 is the transverse beam I8, and attached directly beneath the beam I8 is a channeled member I9, and such channeled member I9 can also be attached to the members Attached to the base II is a further transverse channel member 2D which can also be attached to the members I5, and received within the respective channels I9 and 20 are the upper and lower edges of the slidable gates 2I. Pivotally attached at 22 within the channel member 20 are the substantially lengthened retaining members 23, these members being in the form of elongated blocks which are receivable within the channel member 2|] when in horizontal position as shown at the right in Figure 1.

Attached to the walls I5 are the keepers 24 which slidably receive the straps 25, which straps 25 terminate in the integral stud ends 26 received through suitable openings 21 within the members III and I3, the nuts 28 being threadably attached therewith when the rear structure is in fixed 2 position. The members I4 also include openings at 29 to receive the strap.

Attached to one of the walls I5 (see Figure 2) at 30 are the hinge members 3| which are attached at 32 to certain of the members I3.

It will now be noted from the foregoing structure that when it is desired to completely close the opening I6, the members 2| are forced toward the center of the rear structure, and thence the block member 23 is pivoted in the direction of the arrow 33, this member then serving to hold the member 2I against lateral displacement. Figure 1 shows the right hand member 2l being in this position, and with the left hand gate member 2I about to be placed in the same position, after which the rear opening I6 is thus cornpletely closed, both block members 23 then holding these members securely. When it is desired to open the gate members, the members 23 are pivoted upwardly. When it is desired to swing the entire rear structure to allow the entrance of stock or the like, the straps 25 are forced in the direction of the arrow 34, thereby removing the strap ends from the various openings 21, etc., and the entire rear structure can then be swung in the direction of the arrow 35 (see Figure 2). In closed position the straps 25 besides acting as locking means serve to rigidify the structure, and I further provide the short pins 35 therein to limit inward movement of the straps and studs.

To provide an easy entrance into the wagon box in some cases, I provide a sloping member 31 attached to the base member II and which abuts at 38 against the lower channel 2|). The keeper members 24 and straps 25 are made sufciently thin to allow free movement of the members 23 as well as the gate members 2 I, since they will lie substantially flush with the inner web thickness of either channel I9 and 2i).

It will now be seen that I have provided the various advantages set forth in the objects of my invention with various other advantages being readily apparent.

Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of the parts of my invention without departing from the real spirit and purpose of my invention, and it is my intention to cover by my claims any modied forms of structure or use of mechanical equivalents which may be reasonably included Within their scope.

I claim as my invention:

1. A truck end gate comprising a truck rear end Wall member having an opening, a pair of vertically positioned gates positioned adjacently to said opening, upper and lower channels receiv ing the ends of said gates for slidable movement thereof, and whereby said gates will close said opening,` means for retaining said gates in closed position including block members pivotally attached at the extremities of the' lower channel, said block members being pivoted to horizontal position when retaining said gates,y said block members being received within said lower channel, means for pivoting said rear end wall member to one side of a truck to provide pivotal movement of the same inwardly.

2. A truck end gate comprising a truck rear end wall member having an opening, a pair of vertically positioned gates positioned adjacently to said opening, upper and lower channels receiving the ends of said gates for slidable movement thereof, and whereby said gates will close said opening, means for retaining said gates in closed position including block members pivotally attached at the extremities of the lower channel, said block members being pivoted to horizontal position when retaining said gates, said block members being received within said lower channel, means for pivoting said rear end wall member to one side of a truck to provide pivotal movement of the same inwardly, locking members attached to said rear end wall member, means for providing slidable movement of said locking members out of engagement with the truck walls when said rear member is thus pivoted.

3. A truck end gate comprising a truck rear end wall member having an opening, a pair of vertically positioned gates positioned adjacently 4 to said opening, upper and lower channels receiving the ends of said gates for slidable movement thereof, and whereby said gates will close' said opening, means for retaining said gates in closed position including block members pivotally attached at the extremities of the lower channel, said block members being pivoted to horizontal position when retaining said gates, said block members being received Within said lower channel', means for pivoting said rear end wall member to one side of a truck to provide pivotal movement of the same inwardly, locking members attached to said rear end wall member, means for providing slidable movement of said locking members out of engagement with the truck walls when said re'ar member is thus pivoted, said block members being pivoted to vertical position, providing means for retracting said gates to open said rear wall opening.

JOHN E. SMITH.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,540,450 Wood June 2, 1925 1,890,257 Hafner et al Dec. 6, 1932 1,892,149 Hulley Dec. 27, 1932 1,894,668 Clarke Jan. 17, 1933 1,919,387 Stringer July 25, 1933

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US2631056A (en) * 1952-01-15 1953-03-10 John E Smith Adjustable endgate for trucks

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US1540450A (en) * 1922-01-12 1925-06-02 Edward L Wood Window stop
US1890257A (en) * 1929-08-15 1932-12-06 Louis S Hafner Truck body construction
US1892149A (en) * 1931-04-20 1932-12-27 Hulley Albert Sliding door clamp
US1894668A (en) * 1931-08-04 1933-01-17 American Car & Foundry Co Buffer mechanism for car doors
US1919387A (en) * 1931-05-26 1933-07-25 Thew Shovel Co Cab

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US1540450A (en) * 1922-01-12 1925-06-02 Edward L Wood Window stop
US1890257A (en) * 1929-08-15 1932-12-06 Louis S Hafner Truck body construction
US1892149A (en) * 1931-04-20 1932-12-27 Hulley Albert Sliding door clamp
US1919387A (en) * 1931-05-26 1933-07-25 Thew Shovel Co Cab
US1894668A (en) * 1931-08-04 1933-01-17 American Car & Foundry Co Buffer mechanism for car doors

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US2631056A (en) * 1952-01-15 1953-03-10 John E Smith Adjustable endgate for trucks

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