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July 23, 1946.
K. G. MYERS
WAGON,
TRAILER AND IMPLEMENT TONGUE
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Patented July 23, 1946
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFF-ICE
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Kenneth G. Myers, Alexander, Iowa
Appiication April 5, 1944, Serial No. 529,660
1 Claim. (Cl. 280—-33.44)
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This invention appertains to- new and useful
improvements in draft devices and more particu
larly to a tongue which can be used either for
wagon trailers or farm implements.
' The principal object of the present invention
is to provide a tongue structure made up of tele
scopic sections so that it can be used in various
At the outer end of the tongue section M are
upper and lower projecting members I5, I1 aper
tured as at It to permit disposition of a pin
therethrough when attaching this end of the
tongue to a tractor or any other structure.
The
member I‘! has a neck yoke ring hook to be used
when horses are used.
I
Figure 6 discloses an auto steer-type front
axle, the axle being denoted by numeral 20 and
ments.
Other objects and advantages of the invention 10 having wheels 2i at the ends thereof adapted to
be steered by arms 22 connected by’ link rods 23
will become apparent to the reader of the follow
to opposite sides of a yoke 24 which is connected
ing description.
by a kingpin 25 to the axle 2E]. The attaching
In the drawings:
end of the tongue of the present invention is
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the tongue.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary top plan view show 15 secured to the yoke 24 by a bolt or the like 25,
capacities in drawing vehicles or farm imple
the present invention in Figure 6 being generally
ing the tongue in contracted position.
referred to by numeral 26.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view
If desired, the sections I3, l4 may be square or
through a portion of the tongue.
rectangular in cross-section as shown in Figure 5
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary perspec
20 and denoted by the reference characters I3a and
tive view.
Ida.
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While the foregoing speci?cation sets forth the
Figure 6 is a top plan view fragmentarily show
invention in speci?c terms, it is to be understood
ing the tongue connected to an auto steer-type
that numerous changes in the shape, size and
front axle.
Referring to the drawings wherein like numer 25 materials may be resorted to Without departing
from the spirit and scope of the invention as
als designate like parts, it can be seen that nu
claimed hereinafter.
meral 5 denotes a channeled member which is
Having described the invention, what is
welded or otherwise secured to the usual front
Figure 5 is a cross-sectional View.
axle bar 6 of a wagon or trailer.
This axle bar
claimed as new is:
A draft tongue comprising a structure attach
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6 should be steerable.
able hollow section, a second section slidable
A pair of arms ‘I, ‘I are bolted as at 8 to the
within the ?rst section, each of said sections hav
channeled member 5 and converge at their outer
ing an aperture therein, detent means secured to
ends as at 9 where they are bridged by a plate I!)
on which is an apertured lug II which can be ' said ?rst section and adapted to engage in both
used when a double-tree I2 (see Figure 1) is to 35 of said apertures when said apertures are in
alignment, spring means biasing said detent to
be employed, that is, when the tongue is to be
used with horses.
,
ward said aperture, a ?nger grip on said spring
means adapted for release of the same, and
The arm portions 9 overlap and are welded or
otherwise secured to the inner end of a hollow 40 structure attaching means comprising upper and
lower projecting members, apertured to receive a
tube I3.v This tongue structure has a slide sec
pin, and a neck yoke ring hook on the lower of
tion I 4 which is slidable in the section I3 and at
its inner end has a recess for receiving a pintle
said members at the outer end of the last-men
tioned section, and a horse-draft securing means
on the ?rst section, said last-mentioned means
I5a on a spring I5, this spring being secured to
the outer end portion of the section I3 with the 45 comprising extending arms bridged by a plate
pintle I5a operating through an opening in this
and an apertured lug on said plate.
end of the section I3.
KENNETH G. MYERS.
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