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US822412A US24412305A US1905244123A US822412A US 822412 A US822412 A US 822412A US 24412305 A US24412305 A US 24412305A US 1905244123 A US1905244123 A US 1905244123A US 822412 A US822412 A US 822412A
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PATEND JUNE 5, 1906,
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Specification of Letters Fatent.
atented June 5, 1906.,
Application led February il, 1905. Serial No. 21l4.l23.
To all wit/17e 'it may concern:
Be it known that we, GUs'rAv ENZELMANN and EDWARD H. OvnitHoL'r, citizens ol the United States, and. residents of tbe city o Galesburg, in the county of Knox and State ot' illinois, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Portable Distributing-Conveyors; and we do hereby declare that the following is a iull, clear, and enact description of the saine, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference niarlred. thereon, which form a part ot this specification.
This invention relates to distributing-conveyers, and more particularly to a portable distriluiting-cen veyer adapted for use in connection with a grain-elevator to distribute the grain tln'oughout the storage-bin, granary, or other receptacle therefor into which the grain is being deposited, thougl'i. obviousl y it is eduall y adaptable 'lor many other purposes.
Heretofore devices of this kind have been incre or less cumbersome and complicated, necessitating a great deal. of care and labor in installing the saine, andA have not been provided with adequate means for quickly attaching thein' to the elevator.
The object of this invention is to provide a very cheap' and simple device which may be installed or removed witha minimum amount of labor and capable of being quickly ad- .justed with respectto the elevator.
'lhe invention consists in the matters hereinatter described, and more fully pointed out and defined in the appended claims.
ln the drawings, Figure l is a fragmentary side elevation illustrating a device embodying our invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal section of the saine. Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse section thereof. Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail of the bearing for the sprocket-shaft at the receiving end of the cohveyer. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary transverse section of the sa me, illustratingT details lof construction to prevent corn or the like Wedging the chain. Figo is a fragmentary top pYlan view of the distributing-conveyer. Big is an enlarged detail of the guides tor the lower run of the chain of the conveyer. Fig. 8 is a view taken at right angles with that shown in rFig. 7. Fig. 9 is a plan view of one of the buttons ter the conveyor-boitoni. F ig. 10 is a section taken online 10 l() of `Fig. 9. Fig. il is a 'Eragn'ientary face view oi the erttei'isible rods connecting the distributing-eo veyer with the elevator. F ig. 12 a side elevation of the saine. Fig. 13 is a transverse section thereof. F ig. lll is a top pian View et the guide at the delivery end oiI the conveyer. liig. l5 is a side elevation of the saine. n
As shown. in said drawings, the conveyer extei'ids longitudinally of the 'ferib or granary X and may conveniently be supported therein in any desired manner, but, as shown,
rests upon a support Y, carried on the rafters of the granary. Said conveyer comprises a trough er be): A, having parallel side walls a, olf sheet metal, wood, or any suitable material, beneath which is secured a sectional bottoni comprising a plurality of transverse sections a, fitted closely together and held inv place by buttons c2, but any or all of which may be removed when desired by turning the appropriate button. The forward end of said conveyer supported on the upper end of the elevator B, olf-any preferred construction, by means of the adjusting-rods C, each of which is provided at one end with a head which engages in the hanger c, transversely apertured at its outer end to receive the sprocket-shaft D at the forward end of the conveyer. Phe other end of said rod is threaded and 'lits loosely in a cylindric seat in the hanger C', which, as shown, is also apertured at the end to receive the sprocketshaft B, journaled in the upperv end. on the eleva-tor B, and is provided with a transverse slet to receive a nut c', which engages said threaded end of said adjusting-rod. For convenience said hangers are rnade in two parts to facilitate construction and the insertion of the adjusting-rod, and the parts are rigidly bolted together, as shown inlligs. ll t0 13.
For the purpose of moving the grain or' other material,longitudinally of the trough or bex A parallel sprocket-chains E are provided, which are transversely connected by inca-ns of lags e. The upper run of said chain nieves in said boX or trough, and the lower run thereof is supported, as shown, from depending brackets E, supported on the side walls e, rand on the inner faces of IOO whieh a re pre vided the upper and lower bearj essais ing-blocks e et, the adjacent faces of which are rounded, as shown in Fig. 7, and between which the chain passes. Said bearing-blocks however, are suflicientl thin te avoid engagement with the endys Iofthe lags ve and serve only to support said lower run of the chain. At the driving end of said conveyor, or that adjacent the point of support on the elevator B, on 'the outer sides thereof, brackets d are provided, in which is journaled said s 'rocket-shaft D, which drives the conveyerc ain. Said brackets, as shown, each com prise a longitudinal T-shaped blank of metal. rigidly secured on the side of the trough and having one arm extending, below the same. The shaft is journaled in said downwardlyextending arm, thus affording a strong construction, while bringing the supporting-l sprocket D below the top of-the trough. At
the opposite end of said conveyer, plates F extend downwardlybeneath the side walls u of thetrough and in the plane thereof and are connected a() their ends by crosspiecesf, and onthe outer side of said plates parallel guides f are secured, between which and extending through sui'table slots in said plates are the bearings F for the sprocket-shaft H at the rear end of the conveyer. A threaded bolt` f2 engages each of said bearing-blocks between said guides and passes at its other end throu h a suitable strap f 3, extending transversev of the trough. Nuts are proe vided on each of said bolts on the outer side i of said straps, whereby said bearings F may be drawn outwardly to secure the desired strain upon the chain E. At the rearl end of the distributing conveyer and supported upon the journal for the sprocket-shaft is a ide F2, which comprises, as shown, a broad at upper surface over which the conveyorchains slide and a downturned extremity corresponding in curvature with the path of the conveyer-chain, so that all material received thereon, should it not be dumped previously,
will be delivered from the conveyor at the end thereof, as shown in Fig. 2. As shown, a plate of sheet metal F8 extends from the last of the bottom sections over said guide and is' secured thereto by any desired means.
Preferabiy a longitudinal cleat G is rigidly secured to each side wall d inside the trough, extending downwardly between the same and the ends' of the lags e into close proximity with the chain, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, and prevents corn or other material lodgin between said lags and the- ,side walls o the trou h. r
A justable means are shown for delivering the material from the distributing-conveyer to any point within the bin or granary. As shown, sliding spouts or chutes I I extend transversely of the trough and are secured beneath the same by ymeans of the rods t' i', adjustably attached to said spouts and which engage over the walls ofthe distributing-con veyr. obviously' said spts" may' be slidl along the conveyer to any desired point, and
the desired. bottom section may be removed from the conveyer, allowing the material to dump therein, when it will flow to either side of the bin or granary, as preferred, according` to the adjustment of the spout. It is thus justed independently thereof by means of the rods C.
effective, affording perfect and quick adjust The construction .of the chain.- tightening device is exceedingly simple and ment of the chain, andby means of the rev movable bottom sections of the trouh said trough may be o ened at an;T point a ong its j length and one o the sliding spouts or chutes i l or l placed beneath the openingwhich will deliver the corn or other material atany de'- -sired point in the bin.
While we have shown our invention` as used as a grain-distributer, it is obvious that'it may be used for many other purposes, andy many details of construction may be varied without departing from the principles of this invention.
Vl e claim as our inventionW y l. In a device of the class describedithe IOC) combination with a trough having removable x bottom sections of a s rocket-shaft j ournaled at each end thereof, s idable bearings for one of said shafts, a'transverse bar across the end of said trough adj aeent said bearings, adjusting-bolts engaged therein and in said bearings, a cli-ain conveyor in said trough, a strip on each s1de of the trough adapted to overlap' the edges of the conveyer and the deliveryspout suspended on sald trough and adjustable both longitudinally and transversely,
2. ln a device of the class described the..
combination with a trough having removable A bottom sections of sproe etshafts journaled IIO thereon, s rocket-,wheels on said shafts,z-":
sprocket-c eins carried on said Wheelatr'ans.
convexy plof the".
verse lags thereon, guides havmg' faces adapted tosup ort the lower a chain intermediate t e ends of the trou h, a
delivery-s out adjustable longitudinal y of the troug trough adjustably enga ed thereto.
and supporting-hooks forsaidA 3. In a conveyor of t e class describedthe l combination with a trough having removable bottom sections of a conveyer'movable longitudinally thereof, a delivery-spout provided,
at its up er end with a plurality of apertures in the sidhwalls thereof and hangers adapted Ato engage in said apertures and over the sides able over the bottom of the trough, cleats n each side Wall extending over and in close proximity with the chains, means for tight- -ening said chains, laterally-directed slidable chutes supported on the trough and acting to direct the Grain or the like laterallyJ convex adapted to support the lower run of the chain and extensible adjustin -rods pivoted on the ends of the sprocket-s raft at the receiving end of the oonveyer and adapted for pivotal enga ement at the other ends with a drivingsproc et-sha'ft and acting to suport the end of the conveyer and to adust tA e tension of the driving-chain.
- 5. In a device of the class described the combination with a trough having removable bottom sections of adjustable hangers at the forward end of said trough 'comprising a head supports rotative thereon, a two-part head yat the opposite end, means thereon adapted to adjust the hangers as to length and an adjustable s out carried on said trough and adapted to ump laterally of the same.
6. in a machine of the class described the combination with a trough haviiig removable bottom sections therein, of a sprocket-shaft journaled at each end thereof, an endless conveyer driven by'said shafts and adapted to convey material through said trough, a head journaled at each end of the forward shaft, a rod en aged in each head, a slotted head movab y engaged on the outer end of each rod and a nut 1n each slot having threaded l engagement with the rod and adapted to adjust the forward end of the oonveyer as to height.
lin testimony whereof We have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Janina Davis, ALvAH S. Gamma
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