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PORTABLE ENGINE
Filed‘ June 4, 1945
25"
Patented Oct. 29, 1946
, 2,410,143
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,410,143
PORTABLE ENGINE
Peter Altman, Detroit, Mich” assignor to Conti
nental Motors Corporation, Muskegon, Mich., a
corporation of Virginia
Application June 4, 1945, Serial No. 597,538
5 Claims. (Cl. 123-495)
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my invention and have described in detail but a
This invention relates to a portable engine and
has particularly to do with a multiple-speed
single application thereof, it will be apparent to
power drive for such an engine.
pertains, that various modi?cations and changes
The engine is a relatively small, easily handled
internal combustion unit, intended for numer
, ous adaptations on farms, in the factory, at air
those skilled in the art to which my invention
may be made therein without departing from the
spirit of my invention or from the scope of the
?eld outposts and the like. For example, on a
farm the engine may be used for pumping, driv
appended claims.
ing cream separators, grinding wheels, cement
plurality of simultaneously operating power
mixers. circular saws and other power tools and
so forth. The engine is especially adapted for
use with ?exible power shafts.
To render it
versatile, it is provided with three independent
I claim:
1. In a portable self-contained power unit, a
spindles located with parallel axes and project
ing an equal distance from an engine block on
one side thereof, and a housing assembly sur
rounding the entire unit spaced on the spindle
power take-o?' spindles each running at a dif
side of the engine a distance away from the
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ferent speed. The details of this construction
block substantially equal to the projections of
are shown in a copending application Ser. No.
said spindles, and a recessed portion in said
601,984, ?led June 28, 1945.
,
spaced wall facing said engine block and sur
An object of the present invention is the pro
rounding said power spindles.
vision of a housing unit for the engine with a
2. In a portable self-contained internal com
contour designed for neat appearance, safety,
and ease of handling.
For a more detailed understanding of my in
vention. reference may be had to the accompany
bustion power unit, a plurality of simultaneously
operating power spindles projecting from one
side of an engine block, and a housing for said
block having one wall spaced from said block
substantially to the extent of the projection of
of my invention, in which like characters refer 25 said spindles. and a recessed portion in said wall
to like parts throughout the several views, and in
rendering the spindles accessible for connection
which:
to a driven means.
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the engine hous
3. A housing for an internal combustion en
ing. and
gine having one side formed with an inwardly
Fig. 2 is an elevation partially in section of the 30 projecting recess over a portion of the area
power recess of the engine unit.
thereof. and a plurality of rotating power take
In Fig. 1 a substantially rectangularly shaped
off spindles projecting into said recess from said
engine housing I0 is shown with rounded corners
engine.
at the top and carrying handles H and I2. Air
4. In a portable self-contained internal com
openings l3 and M are provided to facilitate cir
bustion power unit, a plurality of simultaneously
culation of a cooling medium around said en
operating power spindles projecting from one
gine.
side of an engine block, and a housing for said
In one wall of housing In is a recessed pocket
block having one wall spaced from said block
IS, the inner wall I6 of which backs against an
to the extent of the projection of said spindles,
engine block and a transmission housing 20. 40 and a recessed portion in said wall rendering the
Three power spindles 2! project from the trans
spindles accessible for connection to a driven
mission housing through the inner wall. These
means and independent removable means cap
spindles all rotate at different speeds as described
ping the unused power spindles.
in the application above identi?ed. They are
5. In a portable self-contained power unit. a
?uted and notched to cooperate with the recessed 45 plurality of simultaneously operating power.
end 24 of a standard ?exible power shaft 25.
spindles located with parallel axes and project
Caps 28 frictionally engage recesses 29 in wall
ing an equal distance from an engine block on
l6 and are dimensioned to furnish running clear
one side thereof, and a housing assembly sur
ance for spindles 2|.
rounding the entire unit spaced on the spindle
All of the spindles 2| rotate when the engine 50 side of the engine a distance away from the block
is running. After the ?exible drive is connected
equal to the projections of said spindles, and a
to the selected spindle, the caps 28 are placed
recessed portion in said spaced wall facing said
around the other spindles, and the motor may
engine block and surrounding said power
be started and operated in perfect ‘safety.
Should a careless operator neglect to cap the 55 spindles, and independent removable means cap
ping the unused power spindles and secured to I
unused power spindles, they are positioned
said housing.
Within the recess l5 such that direct contact
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PETER ALTMAN.
irg drawing, illustrating a preferred embodiment
therewith is practically impossible.
Although I have illustrated but one $0131.11 of
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