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May 24, 1938. s. s'rElNMn'z “ 2,118,575 ASH REMOVER A fíorneys May' Z4, 1938. s. sTElNMlTZ 2,118,575 ASH REMOVER Filed Dec. 4, 1937 , 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 “N/A wle _.0 k VIIIIIIIIIII mi k BX s ,Bygíïv 5mg' Attornvevys Patented May 24, 1938 . 2,l18,575 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,118,575 ASH REMOVER Sebastian Steinmitz, Scranton, Pa. Application December 4, 1937, Serial No. 178,179 4 Claims. The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in ash removers particularly for stoker equipped furnaces, although it will be un derstood that the apparatus may be used with any furnace for which it may be found adapted and desirable. 'I‘he primary object of the invention is to pro vide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, means for supporting a receptacle beneath a furnace for 10 receiving ashes therefrom, together with a mech anism of novel construction and arrangement for conveying said receptacle from beneath the furnace and elevating same for convenient re (Ol. IS7-_62) pair of pulleys 6 the purpose of which will be presently set forth. Mounted in the pit I is a track which is desig nated generally by the reference numeral 'I. The track 'I comprises a pair of outer rails 8 and an inner or intermediate rail 9. The rails 8 and 9 are mounted on suitable supports I0 and it will be observed that the outer end portions of said rails are elevated, as at II. It will also be noted that the inner rail 9 includes a comparatively abruptly raised portion or “hump” I2. Mounted to travel on the track 'I is a truck which is designated generally by the reference moval and emptying. numeral I3. The truck I3 comprises an annular Another very important object of the invention body I4 which is substantially in the form of a is to provide an ash remover of the character pan and which is adapted to receive a removable ash receptacle I5 in the form of a tub or the like. described which permits the receptacle to be re placed beneath the furnace with a minimum of Mounted transversely beneath the body I4 is a effort. ‘ beam I6 on the end portions of which wheels I'I Other objects of the invention are to provide are mounted. The Wheels I'I are adapted to travel 0 20 on the rails 8. The other end of the truck I3 is 15 an ash remover of the character set forth which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly efficient and reliable in use, compact and which may be manufactured 25 and installed at low cost. All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become ap parent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying draw 30 ings wherein like characters of reference desig nate corresponding parts throughout the sev eral views, and wherein: Figure 1 is a view in side elevation, showing the receptacle in position for receiving ashes 35 from the furnace. Figure 2 is a side elevational view, showing the ash receptacle in elevated position for re moval. Figure 3 is an elevational view, looking at the 40 lower end of the apparatus. Figure 4 is a top plan View of the truck or carriage. Figure 5 is an elevational view of the upper 45 portion of the outer end of the pit. Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a pit struc ture I which extends beneath the furnace (not 50 shown). The inner end portion of the pit I is open at its top, as at 2, for the passage of ashes from the furnace. The pit structure I includes a top or cover plate 3 on which a closure 4 is hingedly mounted, as at 5. Mounted on the outer end of the pit I, adjacent the top thereof, is a supported by a single wheel I8 which travels on the rail 9. The reference numeral I9 designates a chain which is secured, at an intermediate point, to the truck I3. The chain I9 is trained around the pulleys 6 and secured at its ends to the free end portion of the closure 4. It is thought that the operation of the appa ratus will be readily apparent from a considera tion of the foregoing. When the hinged closure 4 is swung upwardly to open position, the truck I3, through the medium of the chain I9 running on the pulleys 6 and connected to said closure, is pulled from the position shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings to the elevated end portion of the track -I where the receptacle I5 may be conven iently removed and emptied, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. As the truck i3 approaches the outer end of the track 1 said truck is brought to an almost horizontal position by the hump I2 in the inner or intermediate rail 9. 0 After the ashes have been emptied the receptacle I5 is replaced on the truck I3 and said truck is started back down the inclined track 'I to the position shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings. This return of the truck I3 by gravity to its position beneath the furnace may be controlled through the medium of the closure 4. It is believed that the many advantages of an ash remover constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although a preferred embodiment of the appa ratus is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of con struction and in the combination and arrange 55 2 2,118,575 in said pit structure, a truck, for supporting an elevated end portion, a truck, for supporting an ash receptacle, mounted for travel on said track, and means operatively connecting said truck to the hinged closure for shifting said truck to the elevated end portion of the track when said clo sure is swung to open position. ash receptacle, mounted for travel on said track, and means operatively connecting said truck to 4. An ash remover for furnaces comprising a pit structure including a hinged closure, a track the closure for actuation thereby when said clo mounted in said pit structure and comprising an elevated end portion, a truck, for supporting an 10 ment of parts may be resorted to which Will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed. What is claimed is: l. An ash remover for furnaces comprising a pit structure including a closure, a track mounted 10 sure is opened. 2. An ash remover for furnaces comprising a pit structure including a closure, a track mount ed in said pit structure and comprising an ele vated end portion, a truck, for supporting an ash 15 receptacle, mounted for travel on said track, and means operatively connecting said truck to the ash receptacle, mounted for travel on said track, and means operatively connecting said truck to the hinged closure for shifting said truck to the elevated end portion of the track when said clo closure for actuation thereby when said closure is opened. cent the elevated end of the track, and a flexible element trained around said pulleys and con nected to the closure and to the truck. 3. An ash remover for furnaces comprising a 20 pit structure including a hinged closure, a track mounted in said pit structure and comprising an sure is swung to open position, said means includ ing pulleys mounted in the pit structure adja 20 SEBASTIAN STEINMITZ.