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Aug. 25 1931. W. J. LOERKE
CONVEYER OR HANDLING DEVICF Filed July 26 1929
D. STATES PATENT OFFICE
WALTER J. LOERKE OF DAYTON OHIO ASSIGNOR OF ONETHIRD TO F. P. LUTZ AND
ONETHIRD TO EARL F. McCLINTOCK BOTH OF DAYTON OHIO
CONVEYER OR HANDLING DEVICE
Application filed July 26 1929. Serial No. .
This invention relates to improvements in form of embodiment of which is hereinafter conveyers or handling devices and more par described with reference to the drawings titularly refers to such devices for handling which accompany and form a part of this heavy and bulky articles of furniture and specification.
5 the like. In said drawings : 5
I am aware that much has been done in Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my imthe past to facilitate the handling of heavy proved handling device or conveyer.
and bulky articles on level floors or other Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device comparatively smooth surfaces. However in use showing in particular the use of the
10 more serious obstacles are met with in load runners or gliders in moving a heavy bulky 60 ing and unloading heavy and bulky pieces of piece of furniture up a series of steps. furniture from delivery trucks and transfer Fig. 3 is a detail view showing the method ring them up stairways and into homes. of adjusting the support.
The usual handling device is provided with I illustrate my improved handling device
15 two or more wheels and it is difficult when as designed to handle a particular object 65
it loving the article up a stairway to raise the namely an electric refrigerator however it
wheels over the projecting angles of the is to be understood that by changing the
steps. Likewise the ordinary conveyer of proportions of the device it may be con
this type is difficult to control when descend strutted to handle objects of any reasonable
20 ing the stairway as the wheels tend to drop size and shape and it is not intended to limit 70
off of earn step with sufficient shock to cause the use or adaptation of the handling device.
damage to the object being transported or The body of the conveyer comprises paral
injury to the operator. lel tubular rods 25 and 26 (Fig. 1) having
Usually where an object of heavy size and long curved upper ends forming handles 27
25 weight is to be moved over extremely un and 28 and being joined together at inter 75
even surfaces as to be moved up or down vals by cross rods 29 30 and 31. The length
stairways or to be loaded onto a truck or and curvature of the handles 27 and 28 form
unloaded therefrom three and sometimes important features of the device and may
more men are required to safely handle the be varied in different individual conveyers
3o article and even then the fine finish applied to suit particular conditions. so
to most articles of furniture today is fre The cross rods 29 30 and 31 are welded to
quently marred. the side rods 25 and 26 thus eliminating bolts
It º is therefore an object of this inven and nuts making for a smooth and strong tion to provide a handling device having in unions.
35 addition to the usual set of wheels a set of A pair of rubbertired wheels 32 and 33 85
runners or gliders which become effective to are rotatably mounted on an axle 34 extend
asstune the load on sharply irregular stiring between and secured in brackets 35 and
faces and to facilitate movement of heavy oh 36 projecting downwardly from the side rods
jects over edges of platforms and the like. 25 and 26 respectively and being secured
40 Another object is to provide a handling thereto. 90
device designed to reduce the labor required I secure runners or gliders 37 and 38 to the to move heavy objects over inclined ways side rods 25 and 26 the runners passing behaving marked irregularities in the surface neath the projecting ends of the axle 34 thereof thereby materially reducing the which acts to brace the gliders 37 and 38 when
45 cost Of delivery of such articles. they rest on a projection or projections. The 95
With these and incidental objects in view upper ends of the gliders 37 and 38 form the invention consists of certain novel fea acute angles with the under sides of their Lures of construction and combination of respective side rods providing a skiing acparts the essential elements of which are set tion when the conveyer is being used to trans
50 forth in appended claims and a preferred port objects upstairs as disclosed in Fig: 2 xno
of the drawings. The lower ends of the glid upper ends bent and being secured to the side ers form curves the upper or inner ends meml:ers and forming acute angles therewith thereof abutting against and being welded the lower ends of the glider bars being curved to the lower ends of the side rods 25 and 26. and secured to the lower ends of side mein
5 At the proper distance above the point hers substantially at right angles thereto a 70
where the brackets 35 and 36 join the side rods support bar extending between the side mein
25 and 26 I secure a cross bar 39 having an hers the end of the support bar being bent
angle portion 40 projecting upwardly from downwardly to adjustably secure said bar to
the lower edge thereof upon which to rest the side members aprojection bent upward
10 the object to be transported as may be clear iy righ" angles to the support bar the 75
ly seen in Fig. 2. length of the projection being less than the
The position of the bar 39 and the support length of the support bar.
ing angle 40 is located to suit the center of 2. In a conveyer the combination of a gravity of the particular object to be handled. frame comprising side members said mem
15 In practice the conveyer may be made with tiers being joined by cross rods brackets ex 80
the supporting bar 3940 welded to the side tending downwardly from the side members
bars 25 and 26 when the device is to be used a wheel supporting axle extending between
to deliver or handle objects of a given size the brackets glider bars secured to the side
and shape. For instance where refrigerators members a support bar extending across and
2 are to be delivered or distributed oil a large resting on top of the side members and ears 85 scale the position of the bar 3940 may be lent downwardly from the ends of the suppredetermined and the bar itself welded to port tar and outside of the side members to the side bars 25 and 26. Or where smaller adjustably secure the support bar to the side companies deliver for instance stoves wash members.
23i ing machines refrigerators etc. the support 3. In a conveyer the combination of a 90
bar 3940 may be made adjustable as shown frame comprising tubular side members ter
in Fig. 3 by bending the ends of the bar 39 minating in long curved handles and being
downwardly outside the side bars 25 and 26 joined by tubular cross rods brackets extend
to form ears through holes in which suiting downwardly from the side members a
3U able bolts 43 (only one of which is shown) rod extending between the brackets said rod 95
may be passed to secure the bar to the side carrying wheels upon which the conveyer
members holes being provided at intervals travels on smooth level surfaces glider bars
in the side rods to receive the bolts. Thus the secured to the side members upon which
bar 3940 may be shifted up or down the con gliders the conveyer travels over angular
mow' veyer to a position determined by the partic projections a support bar extending across 1.00 ular object to be handled. and resting on top of the side members said
It can be seen by reference to Fig. 2 that support her having an angular projection the support bar 39 10 is so located that the extending upwardly to support an object a feet of the legs of the refrigerator resting plurality of angular projections extending
40 thereon are approximately in the same plane downwardly from the support bar to adjust as the curved lower ends of the gliders 37 and ably secure said support bar to the side mem38. The purpose of this construction is to bers.
facilitate placing the box in its upright posi 4. In a conveyer including a frame comtion by merely raising the handles 27 and 28 prising tubular side members spaced apart at
45 the ends of the gliders taking the weight of intervals by tubular cross bars the frame be
the object from the wheels 32 and 33 thereby ing supported at the lower end by wheels
preventing displacement of the conveyer and the. upper ends of the side members termi
insuring accurate and easy installation of the natng in handles the combination of round
object in the designated position. ed glider bars secured to the underside of the
5o While the form of mechanism herein shown side members to roll the conveyer and its
and described is admirably adapted to fulfill cargo to an upright position and a flat sup
the objects primarily stated it is to be under not bar exteiiding across and resting on top
stood that it is not intended to confine the of the side members the support bar being
invention to the one form of embodiment adjustably secured to the side members to
5s herein disclosed for it is susceptible of ern carry cargo at the proper height whereby the bodiment in various forms all coming with lower end of said cargo registers with the in the scope of the claims which follow. lower end of the glider bar.
What is claimed is : 5. In a conveyer including a frame corn
1. In a conveyer t 1e combination of > pri sing tubule side members spaced apart at
80 frame comprising Side Ines i1. rs sa .1 mein intervals by tubular cross bars the side mom hers being joined by cross s rods: brad kets ex her having spaced holes to the side thereof tending downwardly from the side member said frame being supported at its lower end a wheel supporting axle extending between by wheels the combination of glider bars the brackets the ends of the axle projecting secured to the underside of the frame membeyond the brackets glider bars having their hers the lower ends of the glider bars being 13o
curved to roll the conveyer and its cargo to an upright position a flat support bar extending across and resting on top of the side members an angular projection to support
5 the cargo and angular projections extending downwardly from the ends of the support bar said last mentioned projections being provided with holes through which bolts may be passed to adjustably secure the sup
to port bar to the side members at the proper height.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature. WALTER J. LOERKE.
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