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    • B65G67/00Loading or unloading vehicles
    • B65G67/02Loading or unloading land vehicles
    • B65G67/24Unloading land vehicles
    • B65G67/32Unloading land vehicles using fixed tipping installations
    • B65G67/34Apparatus for tipping wagons or mine cars
    • B65G67/42Apparatus for tipping wagons or mine cars sideways


PATENTED DEC. 4, 1906.




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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 4., 1906;

Application filed April 9. 1906. Serial No. 310,660.

To all whmn it may concern.-

Be it known that 1, AUGUST KLINZING, residing in St. Cloud, in the county of Fond du Lac and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Carriers, of which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which are a part of this specification.

My invention has relation to improvements in carriers.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a convenient and simple construction for carrying a load from the point of loading to a place of discharge, and it may be used to great advantage for carrying manure or other substances from the interior of a barn or stable to a convenient point for dumping exterior of said barn or stable.

WVith the above primary object and other incidental objects in view the invention con sists of. the devices and parts or their equivalents, as hereinafter set forth.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device, parts being in section and parts broken away. Fig. 2 is an end view of Fig. 1, the turn-table mechanism being in section; and Fig. 3 is a fragmentary detail view.

Referring to the drawings, the numerals 4 4 indicate two trolley-Wheels mounted on short axles 5 5. The said axles may be supported in any suitable form of framework; but I prefer to provide for the purpose two housings 6 6, consisting of vertical members having their upper portions bent over. The trolley-wheels are disposed between the walls formed by the main portions of the housings and the bent-over portions thereof and the axles are supported in said walls. The lower ends of the main portions of the housings are connected by means of a transverse bar 7. Beneath the transverse bar is the upper member 8 of a turn-table, said member consisting of a ring provided at its upper edge with inwardly-extending lugs 9, which are bolted to the transverse bar. The lower edge of the member 8 is outwardly turned to form an annular flange 10, and this annular flange underlies an annular flange 11 at the up er edge of the lower member 12 of the turn-ta le, said lower member also being in the form of an annulus or ring. The lower member of the turn-table is rigidly secured to the horizontal member 13 of an inverted-U-shaped sus ending-frame. Each vertical portion of this suspending-frame consists of two straps 14 14.

The upper ends of these straps are bent inwardly and receive therebetween the opposite ends of the horizontal member 13 and are connected thereto by means of transverse bolts 15 15.

The box or receptacle for containing the manure or other substance is indicated by the numeral 16, and this box or receptacle is pivotally suspended at its ends between the depending Vertical portions of the inverted- U-shaped suspending-frame. The pivotal comiection is formed by securing blocks 17 17 between the straps 14: of each of said vertical members of the frame, and through these blocks and through the ends of the box or receptacle are passed pivot-pins 18 18. The portions of the pivot-pins which pass through the ends of the box are threaded to receive nuts 19 19, located on the pins so as to be disposed on opposite sides of the ends of the box, and these nuts are adapted to be turned on the threads against said opposite sides of the box. By this provision the pivot-pins can be tightened at any time.

Any suitable form of rail for the trolleywheel to travel on may be provided, and in the embodiment of my invention illustrated in the accompanying drawings I have shown an ordinary trolley-wire 20, which is suitably supported within the barn or stable and is carried out of said barn or stable to a conveniently located point for dumping, being also suitably supported exterior of the barn.

In view of the fact that the box or receptacle is pivotally or tiltably supported between the vertical members of the suspending-frame it is necessary that means should be provided for locking the box or receptacle in its normal position during the filling operation, and also during the time the carrier is traveling from within the barn to the exterior thereof, and in connection therewith suitable means for releasing the box or receptacle so that it may be tilted at the proper time and its load thereby dumped. Of course hand-operated means for accomplishing this purpose could be employed; but I prefer to employ an automatically-operated means, one form of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings and which will now be described. Referring to this automatically-o erated locking and unlockin mechanism, the numeral 21 indicates a linIi which is disposed centrally in the turn-table and extends loosely through an opening in the top member of the suspending-frame. The up- IIO er end of this link is provided with a grooved liead, and fitting the groove are the arms of a fork 22, which extend at right angles from the lower end of a short rod 23, the upper end of said short rod being also bent at right angles in a direction transverse of the length of the trolley-wire, as indicated by the numeral 24. To the lower end of the link 21 is pivoted a horizontal'lever 25, fulcrumed to a lug 26, dependingfrom the under side of the horizontal member 13 of the suspendingframe. The outer end of this lever in turn is pivotally connected to a locking-dog 27, the said locking-dog at its lower end being provided'with an inwardly-extendingfoot portion 28, which is adapted to ride over the curved upper edge of a rail 29, secured to and outstanding from one end of the box or receptacle and provided centrally with a notch 30. Fixedly secured to and depending from a suitable point of the trolley-wire is a tap et 31, the lower edge of which being preferably conical, so as to present two oppositely-inclined surfaces. It will be apparent from the description of the last-referredto mechanism'that when the foot 28 of the dog 27 is in'engagement with'the central notch 30 of the curved rail, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the box or receptacle 16 is locked against tilting. Now ifthe carrier is caused to travelalong the trolley-wire in a direction toward the tappet thebent end 24 of the rod 23 will be brought into contact with said tappet, and with the continued travel ofthe carrier the incline of the conical lower edge of the tappet which is next to the approaching carrier willride overthe bent end 24 of rod 23, and thereby cause a down movement of said rod, and this rod in turn by reason of its connection to the upper end of the link 21 willcause a downward' movement of said link. The down movement of the link will have the effect of turning'the lever 25 in a direction to elevate the outer end of said lever, and this necessarily lifts dog 27, and consequently raises the foot 28 of said dog out of engagement with the notch 30 of the rail 29, the foot at this time resting on a point of the edge of the rail to one side ofthe notch. The box or receptacle is by the described action unlocked and can be readily'tilted by hand or otherwise to effect the dumping operation. After the contents of the box or receptacle are dumped the carrier is caused to travel back toward its initial position, and whenever it is desired to again loadthe box or receptacle said box or receptacle is tilted back to upright position, when of course the foot 28 will automatically engage the notch 30 and lock the box in said upright position.

In both the loading and unloading operations it is desirable that the box or receptacle be'turnable in a horizontal plane, so as-to place it in a most advantageous position for being filled with material or for being dumped. For instance, if the material with which the box is to beloaded is located adjacent to one of the ends of the box it will be exceedingly inconvenient to have to shovel the material over said end or to be compelled to carry a shovelful of the material from the said position occupied by the material to a point where the shovelful can be thrown over the side of the box, and also in the case of unloading, unless provision is made for turning the box or receptacle horizontally, the point at which the dumping is desired to take place may beinaccessible. It is for these reasons that I employ the .turnable nnechanism hereinbefore fully described. Some means, however, should be provided to guard against the box orreceptacle beingrturned at times when the turning is not desired, and in order to provide for this I employ a catch 32, pivoted at one end to the connecting-bar 7 and having its opposite ends bent downwardly in position to' engage notches 33 in lugs 34, secured to diametrically opposite points 'of'the annular flange 11 at the upper edge of the lower turn-table member 12. The upper'edges of these lugs: are. advisably beveled in opposite directions toward andto the central notches, so that when the parts are swung from. a turned position back. towardthe normal position shown inthe drawings the bent end of the catch 32 will:ride on the incline and automatically rengage' the notch by gravity when the normal position is reached. A finger-piece '35 projects laterally from the catch '32 to provide a convenient means for raising the catch out of engagement with the notch when it is-desired to turn-the box or receptacle.

As the'trolleys have a tendency to jump the rail, I deem it advisable to guard against this, and therefore provide guard-plates 36 36, one of said platessecured to and depending from the lower end ioft'he-turned over portion of each housing 6-and extending a desired distance below the trolley-wire 20. It is obvious that these guard-plates 36 form an efiective means against the trolley-wheels disengaging entirely the wire, :as the distance which the plates extend below the said wire is greater than the limited upward movement or jump. to which trolley-wheelsuare subject.

While I have'inithe accompanying-drawings shown certain I details of construction, yet I do not wish to'beunderstood as limiting myself in all instances specifically thereto, inasmuch as variations and modifications can be made without departingfrom the spirit and scope of the invention.

What I claim as my invention is I 1. In a carrier, the combination-of asuspending-frame, a box or receptaclepivoted between the dependingarms of said frame, a trolley-carrying frame, a trolley wire or rail on which the trolley-carrying frame issuspended, an upper fifth-wheel member con- I frame, a trolley-rail on which the trolley-car- 4o nected to the trolley-carrying frame and constructed in the form of a ring or annulus, a lower fifth-wheel member connected to the suspending-frame, and also constructed in the form of a ring or annulus, and in line with, and having a rotatable connection, with the upper fifth-wheel member, a locking-dog, a device carried by the box or receptacle which the locking-dog is adapted to releasably engage in order to hold the box or rece tacle normally in upright position between t e depending arms of the suspendingframe, a lever medially fulcrumed to the upper portion of the suspendingframe, and having its outer end pivotally connected to the upper end of the locking-dog, a vertically-movable link extending through the openings of the alined annular fifth-wheel members, the lower end of said link being connected to the inner end of the lever, and the upper end of said link provided with a grooved head, a rod having a forked lower end, the furcate members engaging the grooved head at the upper end of the link, and a fixed tappet, adapted, when the carrier is moved a certain distance, to contact with the upper end of the rod to thereby cause a down movement of the link, and consequent turning of the lever in a direction to cause an uplifting of the locking-dog and its disengagement from the device carried by the box or receptacle.

2. In a carrier, the combination of a suspending-frame, a box or receptacle carried by said frame, a lower fifth-wheel member secured to the upper portion of said suspending frame, said fifth-wheel member being in the form of a ring or annulus having an inturned flange at its upper edge, a trolley-carrying rying frame is suspended, an upper fifthwheel member secured to the trolley-carrying frame and also of annular form but of less diameter than the lower fifth-wheel member, and provided at its lower edge with an outturned flange adapted to engage under the inturned flange at the upper edge of the lower fifth-wheel member, a notched part carried on the inturned flange of the lower fifth-wheel member, and a dog comprising a horizontal arm and a depending arm, said horizontal arm pivoted at its end to the trolley-carrying frame, and the depending arm adapted to releasably enga e the notch of the notched part, and thereby old the suspending-frame and its box or receptacle normally against being rotated in a horizontal plane.

3. In a carrier, the combination of a suspending-frame, a box or rece tacle carried by said frame, a lower fifth-w eel member secured to the upper portion of the suspendingframe, a trolley-carrying frame, an axle carried by said frame, a trolley on the axle, a trolley-rail on which the trolley travels, an upper fifth-wheel member secured to the trolley-frame and having rotatable connection with the lower fifth-wheel member, and a do pivoted to the trolley-carrying member, an adapted to releasably engage a notch located therebelow and thereby hold said suspending-frame and its box or receptacle normally against being rotated in a horizontal plane.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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