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Feb, l5, -1938.
C, F, WALP
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2,108,698
SHAKER CHUTE CONSTRUCTION
Filed July 3l, 1935
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2,108,698
Patented Feb. 15, 1938
UNITED STATES
l PATENT
OFFICE
2,108,698
SHAKER CHUTE CONSTRUCTION
Charles F. Walp, Berwick, Pa., assignor to Amer
ican Car and Foundry Company, New York,
N. Y., a corporation of New Jersey
Application July. 31, 1935, Serial No. 34,021
8 Claims. (Cl. ISS-220)
This invention deals with improvements in
shaker chutes and primarily with means for con
necting and supporting adjoining sections of
chutes.
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It is an object of this invention to provide a
simplified means for interconnection of chute
sections.
an opening to receive the rear portion of a wedge
member later to be described. A cup-shaped
member 30 is welded between the wheel sup
porting members and is provided with a beveled
base portion 32, the rear portion of which is
flush with the inner part of the top- leg of the
U, al1 as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 3. A wedge
the provi
supporting
member is built up of a central member 34, hav
ing a smooth lower surface, a notched upper sur
face and a rearward extension 36 and at either 10
the provi
be readily
side the attached wedge plates 38 having upper
inclined surfaces 4I] adapted to cooperate with
removed without the use of wrenches or other
the bevel base of the cup member. The forward
or nose portion of the wedge is beveled at 42 to
give a further wedging action as will be explained
later. Mounted within the cup member is a
spring urged plunger having a lower tooth en
Another object of the invention is
sion of a combined connecting and
10 element for chutes.
Another object of the invention is
sion of connecting means that may
special tools.
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Arfurther object of the invention is the provi
sion of connecting means in which all parts are
held in position for use without danger of loss.
These and other objects will be apparent to one
skilled in the art from a study of the following
description taken in conjunction with the ac
companying drawing in which:
Figure l is a side elevation of the chute con
struction with parts broken away to more fully
show the locking means;
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Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section of the
connecting means and is taken on line 2--2 of
Fig. 3;
age as well as permit insertion of a tool to pry
Fig. 3 is an end elevational view of the end
of the left hand chute of Fig.l; and
30 'Fig 4 is an end elevational view of the end
of the right hand chute of Fig.'1.
Referring now to the drawing itis seen that
the two chute sections A and B are joined to
gether by the common supporting member C' and
03 CFI are held in the joined position by locking device
D. The chutes are of accepted design compris
ing, bottom portion 2, inclined sides 4, and top
flange 6.
The connecting and supporting member C is
40 formed of two parts 8 and I0, each attached to
its respective chute section A or B. The part 8
is of generally angular form, having one leg II
of the angle bent to conform to the chute con
tour and adapted to be Welded as at W to the
45 chute. The other leg I2 of the angle is directed
downwardly to present a relatively large flat end
facing I4, which facing is substantially continu
ous from side to side. The facing is provided
with cut out windows or openings I6 and with
50 corners notched as at I8 to provide clearance
for the supporting wheels R.
gaging portion 44, spring engaging shoulder-46
and knob 48. A spring 50 surrounds the plunger
stem and reacts against the shoulder and a wash 20
er 52 welded to the top leg of the angle mem
ber. Forged member 54, having a horizontal por
tion and upturned end portions 56, is welded to
the face plate and has the inner part 58 thereof
inclined toward the face plate. Slots 60 are pro 25
vided in this forged member to provide drain
Wheel carrying
plates 20 are cut to ñt within and be Welded to
the angle member 8 and are also provided with
a rearwardly extending portion 22 for support of
55 the locking device. A U-shaped piece of metal
24 has one end resting within the opening I6
from which it extends rearwardly between the
wheel plates and to which it is welded as is also
the upper forwardly directed portion 26 of the
60 U. The back or web 28 of the U is provided with
out the coasting member in case of sticking.
'I'he part I0 is of angular formation also hav
ing one leg bent to conform to the chute con
tour and adapted to be welded as the other part
to the chute. The downwardly directed ñange 64
is provided with openings 66 reenforced at the
lower edge by plates 68 welded in position and
with cut out portions 'I0 in order that the flange 35
may clear the portions 56 of the adjoining mem
ber. The central portion of this downwardly di
rected flange is upset, or otherwise worked, to
provide a wedge-shaped portion 12 conforming in
outline to the outline of the mating member 54. 40
The wheels R are cup-shaped and ride upon
similarly shaped channel tracks T, which are
suitably supported by cross-channels 14 to which
they are welded.
The operation of the device is as follows: As 45
suming the chutes as being dissembled, the chute
B riding on its wheels at the opposite end is
dragged into position and the lip or wedge por
tion 'I2 is dropped into the wedge-shaped mating
member of chute section A.
The wedge is then
driven forward and the bevel 42, together with
the inclined portion of the wedge, will force the
chute B into ñrm engagement with the chute A
and the spring pin will prevent anyl backward
movement of the wedge. In disconnecting the 55
sections it is simply necessary to lift the spring
plunger or pin and drive the wedge backward.
Thus -it is obvious that no special tools are re
quired and it will be noted also that a bolt or.
other means may be inserted in the hole 31 of 60
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the extension 35 and the wedge cannot then i locking said wedge members in any desired ele
ment engaging position.
become lost.
5. In a shaker chute, a pair of abutting trough
The device has been shown and described as
made up ’of plates welded together, but this is sections, a trough conforming element secured
to one of ,the sections, means welded to said
purely representative, as they may be riveted to
element and carrying rollers for supporting the
gether or the entire unit may be cast. These
element and trough, a second trough conform
and other modifications and improvements will
ing element secured to the adjacent trough sec
be apparent to one skilled in the art without
tion and formed with a downwardly directed lip
departing from the scope of the appended claims.
portion, means secured to said first mentioned 10
What is claimed is:
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l. In a shaker chute, abutting trough sections, element and adapted to receive said lip portion
to connect the trough sections together, wedge
a trough conforming element secured to one of
members carried by said first named means, said
the sections, means connected to said element for
supporting the element and trough, >a second wedge members being longitudinally movable rel
trough conforming element secured to the other ative to the trough into engagement with both
trough section and formed with a downwardly of said elements to retain the lipI portionV and
directed lip portion, means secured to said first said second named means in trough connecting
mentioned clement and adapted to receive said relation, and locking means movable subs/tan»
tially at right angles to said wedge means for
lip portion to connect the troughr sectionsv to
locking the wedge means in the element engagingV 20
20 gether, ïwedge members carried by said ñrst
position.
named means, said wedge members being longi
6. In a shaker chute, a pair oi abutting trough
tudinally movable relative to the troughs into
sections, a trough conforming element secured
engagement with both of said elements to retain
the lip portion and said second named means in
to one-of »the sections, means welded to said ele
trough connecting relation, and locking means
movable substantially at right angles to the wedge
members vfor locking said wedge members in the
ment and carrying rollers for supporting the
element and trough, a second trough conforming
element secured to the adjacent trough section
element engaging position.
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2. In a shaker chute, abutting troughsections,
30'. a trough >conforming element securedY to'one of
the sections, means secured to saidelement to
provide an upwardly opening taperedv socket, a
second trough conforming element secured to the
other trough section and formed with a down-V
wardly tapering lip portion, said lip portion being
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engageable with said socket to connect the trough
sections together, and wedge members carried
by one of said elements, said wedge members
being also engageable with said other element
to force the lip and socket into trough connecting
position.
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3. In a shaker chute, abutting trough sections,
a trough conforming' element secured to one of
the sections, means secured to said element to
an upwardlyY opening tapered socket, a
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second trough conforming element secured to the
and formed with a downwardly directed lip por
tion, means secured to said iirst mentioned ele
mentand adapted to receive saidlip portion to .i
connect the trough sections together, wedge mem
bers carried by said first named means, said
wedge members being longitudinally movable rel
ative to the trough into engagement with-both
of said elements to retain the lip `portion and
said second named means in troughV connecting
relation, a plurality of teeth on said wedges, and
locking means movable substantially at right an
gles to said wedge means and engageable with
certain oisaid teeth’fror locking said wedge mem- ,
bers in any desired element engaging position.
7. In a shaker chute, abutting trough sections,
a trough conforming element secured to one of
the sections, means secured to said element to
provide a tapered socket, a second trough con
forming element'secur'ed to the other trough sec
other trough section and formed with a down- , tion and formedV with a downwardly tapering lip
Wardly tapering lip portion, said lip portion being
engageable with said socket to connect the trough
50. sections together, wedge members carried by one
of said elements, said wedge members being also
engageable with said other element to jainb the
lip and socket in trough connecting position, and
means carried by one of said elements and en-‘
55 gageable with said wedge member to Yprevent
movement oi the wedge.
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4. In a shaker chute, a pair of abutting trough
sections, a. trough conforming element secured
to one of the sections, means connected to said
portion, said lip portion being ,engageable' with
said socket to connect the trough sections to
gether, wedge members carried by one of said ele
ments, said ¿wedge members being longitudinally
movable relative to the trough sections into en
gagement with said other element to jamb the
lip and socket in trough connecting position, and
locking'means carried by one of said elements and
movable substantially at right angles to said
wedge member to lock the wedge in trough con
necting position.
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8. In a shaker chute, abutting trough sections,
60 element and carrying rollers for supporting the
a trough confornnng element secured to one of
element and trough, a second trough conforming the sections, means secured to said element to
element secured to the adjacent trough section
provide .an upwardly'opening Vtapered socket, a
and formed with a downwardlydirected lip por ' second trough conforming .element secured to the
tion, means secured to said ñrst mentioned ele» other Ytrough section and formed with a down-v
65 ment and adapted to receive Vsaid lipiportion to ,
provide an extended area connecting the trough
sections together, wedge members carried above
the rollers by said first named means, said wedge
members being longitudinally movable relative
70 to the trough into engagement with both of said
elements to retain thelip portion and said second
named means in trough connecting relation, a
plurality of teeth >on said wedges, and locking
wardly tapering lip portion, said lip portion being
engageable with said socket to connect the trough
Vsections together, wedge members carried by `one
of said elements,fsaid wedge members being lon
gitudinally movable relative to the trough sec
tions into engagement ïwith said other'element 70
to cause relative’transverse movement of the
troughs whereby the tapered socket and lip will
wedge the 'trough sections together.
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- means movable substantially at right angles to
75 said wedges and engageable with said teeth for
CHARLES F. WALP.
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