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Dec. 24, 1946.
Filed June 29, 1943
3 Sheets-Sheet 2
OZZZ) Ufégara’em
Dec. 24, 1946.
Filed June 29, 1943
3 Sheets-Sheet 35
Patented Dec. 24, 1946
Otto V. Teegarden, Goshemqlnd.
Application June 29, 1943, Serial No. 492,684 _
9 Claims. (Cl. 144-288)
This invention relates to a tire handling stand
on which a wheel and tire may be rigidly sup
ported for the purpose of easily removing the tire
from the wheel and replacing it thereon with a
minimum of time and effort.
One object of the invention is to provide a
supporting stand, which will support the wheel
vention consists in the construction, arrange
ment and combination of the various parts of
, my tire handling stand, whereby the objects con
templated are attained, as hereinafter more fully
pointed out, set forth in my claims, and illus
trated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of one side of my
and tire rigidly in a, non-movable position, so
tire handling stand, this being the side on which
that it can be operated upon without slippage or
the operator stands for manipulating the stand.
other accidents occurring as when an attempt 10
Figure 2 is a perspective view or substantially
is made to change a tire lying on the ground or
the opposite side thereof.
manually held in some other position.
Figure 3 is an enlarged side elevation, showing
Another object is to provide a support for the
a wheel and tire being placed on the stand.
wheel which is automatically self-centering as
Figure 4 is a similar side elevation showing the
certain mechanism of the stand is operated to 15 rim of the wheel clamped in position and the
clamp the rim of the wheel.
inner bead of the casing being removed from the
Still another object is to provide bead engag
ing bars supported by the tire handling stand
Figure 5 is a partial view somewhat similar
and operable to readily and quickly break the
to Figures 3 and 4, showing the outer bead be
tire loose from the rim, this being particularly 20 ing removed from the rim.
desirable because of the tendency of a tire casing
Figure 6 is a horizontal, sectional view through
to become vulcanized to the rim after being on
a portion of the stand and the wheel and tire,
the rim for a relatively short period of time.
illustrating a casing spread operation performed
Still another object is to provide hydraulic
with my stand.
mechanism for operating the bead loosening and 25 Figure 7 is aside elevation similar to Figure 3
_ rim clamping elements, so that a positive action
but on the reverse side and the parts being shown
can be secured thereon with plenty of leverage
on a. reduced scale, this ?gure illustrating the
for clamping the rim in supported position and
operation of an auxiilary holding means for the
loosening the casing bead no matter how tightly
tire casing.
it is stuck to the rim.
Figure 8 is a similar view showing a different
A further object is to provide casing spreader
position of the parts; and
elements supported on the tire handling stand
Figure 9 is a diagrammatic view of the hydrau
and readily movable to and from an inoperative
lic system of my tire handling stand to illus
position out of the way and likewise to and from
trate the operation thereof.
an operative position where the casing can be
on the accompanying drawings, I have used
spread considerably to facilitate inspection and
the reference numeral I0 to indicate a support
repair while the casing remains partially on the
ing post, which in order to be absolutely rigid is
preferably embedded in a ?oor ll‘ of a garage or
Still a further object is to provide an auxiliary
service station. This, of course, can be accom
holding mechanism mounted on the tire handling 40 plished by cutting a hole through the floor and
stand and cooperable with the casing to position
embedding the lower end of the post in concrete.
it where the valve of the inner tube of the tire
Obviously a large heavy base could be used in
can be readily re-inserted when replacing the tire
stead of embedding the post in the ?oor.
on the rim.
The post III has supported thereon a vertical
Finally, it is an object of my present invention 45 guideway l4 formed of two T-bars. An upper
to provide a tire handling stand particularly
rim clamping element or hook I6 is stationarily
adapted for use in connection with the present
mounted thereon, and a pair of lower rim engag
day drop center rim and designed to handle all
ing elements or hooks l8 are vertically movable
operations in connection with the removal and -
with relation thereto. Extending rearwardly
replacement of a tire relative to the rim in con 50 from the rim clamping elements I8 is a bracket
junction with a tire bead tool of the kind shown
20 adapted to be raised by a hydraulic Jack 22.
in my co-pending application, Serial No. 503,174
A spring 24 is interposed between the head of the
?led September 21, 1943, issued June 26, 1945,
jack and the bracket 20 and for return purposes
as Patent No. 2,378,955.
a pair of springs 26 and 28 are provided. The
With these and other objects in view, my in
springs 26 and 28 surround a vertically slidable
rod 30 secured at its lower end to the bracket 20.
A center post 32 for a wheel 34 is provided, the
rim of the wheel being shown at 36. and the tire
casing and tube at 36 and 40 respectively. The
center post 32 has a slidable ?ange 42 connected
with a tube 44, which telescopes into the post, the
outer end of this tube being provided with an in
For the bead engaging hook I22, I provide a
Bowden control wire I44 extending from a control
button I46 to a vertically slidable rod I46 (see
Figure 7). This rod is guided at its upper end by
a bracket I50, and adjacent its lower end is con
nected as by a chain I52 with the hook I22.
When the button I46 is pressed inwardly it ro
tates the hook I22 clockwise against the action of
turned ?ange 46 (see Figure 4) for cooperation
the spring I26.
with the tire bead tool of my co-pending applica
In connection with my tire handling stand, I
tion hereinbefore mentioned.
provide casing spreader mechanism in the form
The ?ange 42 is normally urged outwardly by a
of a pair of c-shaped straps I54 pivoted at I56
spring 48 and may be pulled inwardly against the
bias of the spring by a cable 50. The cable 50 ex
tends over a pulley 52 and down to afoot pedal
to brackets I56.
The brackets I56 are pivoted
at I60, the pivots I60 including friction springs
I62. The pivots I60 are supported by a cross bar
54. The ?ange has a pair of notches 56 and 56
I64 which is mounted on a cross-head I66 verti
therein for engaging the center hole 60 of the
cally slidable on the guideways I4 and carrying
wheel 34 as shown in Figure 3.v
the center post 32. The wheel supporting ?ange
Pivoted at 62 to the top of the post I0 is a bell
42 is in turn slidable inwardly and outwardly rela
crank 64 to which is pivoted an inner bead en
gaging bar 66. A rest or stop 66 is provided for 20 tive to the post 32 and is provided with a guide
pin I66 slidable in the cross-head I66. Rigid on
the bar to normally rest against. The bell crank
the pivots I62, I mount ?ngers I63 to support
64 is adapted to be operated by a hydraulic unit
the straps I54 in an inoperative position.
‘I0, comprising the usual piston and cylinder ar
Through the outer ends of the C-shaped straps
rangement and a return spring. ‘I2 is provided
I54, I slidably mount Y hooks "0 provided with
T handles I12 and having coil springs I14 for
An outer bead engaging bar ‘I4 is provided and
moving them in a casing spreading direction as
it is hooked-shaped, so that it can extend over
shown in Figure 6. The c-shaped straps I54 be
the top of the tire as in Figure 5. It is slidable
ing carried by the cross-head I66 are thereby
relative to a lever ‘I6 for adjustment to different
sizes of tires, and a set screw ‘I6 having a long 30 automatically adjustable to different sizes of
tires-always remaining at substantially the cen
handle is provided for holding the adjustment.
ter from top to bottom thereof.
The lever 16 is pivoted at 60 to a second bell crank
62, the bell crank 62 being pivoted to the head of
Practical operation
the post I0 at 64.
A second hydraulic unit 66 is provided for op
In the operation of my tire handling stand,
after the wheel 34 and the tire 36, together with
erating the bell crank 62 and the return spring
the tube 40 are removed from the automobile, the
for this unit is shown at 66. It is connected to
wheel is‘ temporarily supported on the center post
the end of the bell crank that is pivoted to the
unit 66 by a link 90, a lever 62 pivoted to the 40 32 by engaging the opening 60 with one of the
notches 56 or 56. It is shown engaged in dotted
guideway I4 at 94 and a lever 66 connected to the
position with the notch 56 in Figure 3 whereas
lever 62.
if the central portion of the wheel projects farther
A pair of links 96 are pivoted to the bead en
toward the left, it may be engaged with the notch
gaging hook ‘I4 and pivotally mounted on them is
56. The operator then steps on the pedal 54 for
a lever I00 adapted for use as shown in Figure 5,
' the purpose of drawing the ?ange 42 inwardly as
which will be hereinafter more fully explained.
to the full line position which causes the inner
For operating the jack 22 and the hydraulic
edge of the rim 36 to engage against the vertical
units ‘I0 and 66, I provide a pump comprising an
surfaces of the rim clamping elements I6 and I6
oil reservoir I02, a pair of pump cylinder and pis
ton units I04~and control valves I66 and I66. The 50 as shown. The hooked parts of the rim clamping
elements, it will be noted, indent the casing 36.
pistons of the pumps I04 are reciprocated by a
In this position, the inner edge of the rim is in
hand lever I I0 and the pumps are provided with
alignment with the hooks I6 and I6 for subsequent
the usual intake and outlet valves “2 and "4
proper coactionas shown in Figure 4.
shown diagrammatically in Figure 9. In this fig
ure, the piping (omitted from Figures 1 and 2) is 55 With the control valve I06 in position 4 so that
operation of the pumps I04 will not operate either
also shown from the outlet valves I I4 to the con
of the hydraulic units ‘I0 or 66, and with the con
trol valve I06 and to the jack 22 through a check
trol valve I06 closed, the handle IIO may now be
valve H6. The control valve I06 is mounted in
oscillated for pumping oil from the reservoir I62
a return line II6 from the jack 22 and a return
through the check valve II6 to the jack 22. This
line I20 is provided from the control valve I66
causes the jack-head to elevate and through the
back to the reservoir I02.‘
In connection with my tire handling stand, I
provide an auxiliary holding means for the tire
casing, consisting of abead engaging hook I22,
pivotally carried'by a bell crank I24. The bell
crank I24 in turn is pivoted to the guideway l4 at
I26 and a spring I26 tends to swing the hook I22
spring 24 thereby elevate the bracket 20, the rod
36, and the rim engaging elements I6. IAt the
same time, the wheel supporting ?ange 42 is ele
vated at about half the speed of the rim clamping
elements l6 due to a bracket 43 connected with the
?ange 42 by a rod 45 carried by the bracket and
the ?ange 42 being slidable relative to this rod.
in one direction.
The bracket 43 is suspended between the two
A hand lever I30 is provided, pivoted to the pos
springs 26 and 26. Thus, regardless of the size
I 0- at I32 and the hand lever has an extension I34 70 of the rim, the wheel center is substantially cen
connected by a link I36 with the bell crank I24.
tered at all times between the rim clamping ele
ments, making it-unnecessary to provide a sepa
The hand lever I36 may be locked in any desired
rate adjustment to ?t different sizes of rims.
position by means of a secondary lever I36 piv
oted thereto at I40 and engageable with a seg
The elements I6, of course, have a range of
ment I42.
75 movement to take in all ordinary sizes 0: rims.
Duringlnieubsequent operations on the stand, the
check valve II6 will keep the jack 22 elevated
even though pressure is changed or released in the
piping from the pumps I04 to the control valve
I08. The rim clamping elements I6 and I8 are
held against the rim 36 under tension of the
spring 24 so that slight displacements of the rim
while working upon it, will not loosen it from the
rim engaging elements due to oil in the Jack be
ing substantially incompressible.
ing is now spread apart for ready removal of the
inner tube 40 and for inspection and repair if de
sirable or necessary.
when returning the tire to its proper positio
on the rim, the tire casing is ?rst dropped to the
position shown in Figure 7 with its inner bead
in the drop center of the rim.‘ The Y hooks I'll
are engaged with the outer bead to spread the cas
ing and thereby facilitate insertion of the inner
10 tube 40. The upper part of the inner tube may
The next operation to be performed is to loosen
now be inserted over the upper half of the rim
the tire casing 38 from the rim 36. The initial
and the lower part of the inner tube then brought
position of the casing is shown by dotted lines at
around under the lower hall’ of the rim. It Is
the top of Figure 4 and the bead of the casing may
somewhat di?icult, however, to insert the tire
be released by pushing it to the full line position 15' valve 4| (see Figure 8) through the tire valve
by the bead engaging bar 66. This is accomplished , opening 38 of the rim without some means to hold
by turning the valve I08 from position 4 to posi
the tire casing in a desired position. For this
tion I, the passageway in the valve being then in
purpose, I provide the parts I22 to I52 which are
the full line position shown at I’ in Figure 9.
operated as follows:
' Now when the handle H0 is oscillated, oil will 20
The handle I30 is moved to the position in Fig
be pumped from the pumps I04 into the hydraulic
ure 7 for rotating bell crank lever I24 counter
unit ‘II for rotating the bell crank lever 64 counter
clockwise and thereby swinging the hook I22 to
clockwise in Figure 1 against the action of the
the full line position illustrated. The thumb but
spring 12. This causes the bead engaging bar 66
ton I46 may then be depressed for raising the rod
to move from the dotted position of Figure 4 to 25 I48 and thereby rotating the hook I22 clockwise
the full line position, closely following the rim
on its pivot to the bell crank I24 against the ac
as indicated by the dotted line a and ?nally fol
tion of the spring I28. While the thumb button
lowing a path b as the bead engaging end of the
I46 is held in and while friction tends to keep the
bar enters the drop center 31 of the rim. The
hook I22 engaged with the tire casing bead, the
path b is followed by reason of the bar 66 riding 30 lever I30 may be raised to the position of Figure
on the stop 68 instead of following the drop center,
8 with one hand while the operator uses his other
and thus I avoid pinching the tube 40. By the
hand to insert the valve 4I through the opening 39.
time the inner head of the tire has been moved to
The lever I30 and the button I46 may then be
the full line position of Figure 4, it has been
manipulated for removing the hook I22 and the
broken loose from the rim su?iciently far around 35 tire is ready for replacing the outer bead. This
the periphery to permit breaking loose of the rest
is done by the tire bead tool of my co-pending
of the bead by handwith a minimum of effort.
application as fully described therein and the
The control valve I08 may be moved to position
tire changing job is complete, so that the inner
2 for releasing the oil from the hydraulic unit ‘I0,
tube can be in?ated.
the valve port being in the position 2' in Figure 9.
The control valve I06 is then opened to permit
The spring ‘I2 causes the bead engaging bar 66 to
the jack 22 to lower and the wheel and tire may
be retracted.
be removed from the tire handling stand and
The outer bead may then ‘be similarly loosened
replaced on the automobile.
by swinging the bead engaging hook ‘I4 from the
- Some changes may be made in the construction
position shown in Figure l to the full line posi
and arrangement of the parts of my device with
tion shown in Figure 5. This hook may be ad
out departing from the real spirit and purpose
justed relative to the lever ‘I6 to accommodate
of my invention, and it is my intention to cover .
different sizes of tires. The handle I00 is manipu
by my claims any modi?ed forms of structure
lated‘to the full line position so that its outer end
or use of mechanical equivalents which may be
may be pressed down upon while the bead is being 50 reasonably included within their scope without
loosened by movement of the hook ‘I4 to the dotted
sacri?cing any of the advantages thereof. a
line position. By pressing down on the handle I00 ’
the bead engaging end of the hook ‘I4 will prop
erly follow the contour of the rim 36.
The hook ‘I4 is hydraulically operated by rota;
tion of the bell crank 82 clockwise in Figure 2,
thus pulling the hook ‘I4 inwardly through the
lever 16. The control valve I08 is in position 3 for
this Operation whereas it is placed in position 4
for releasing the hook ‘I4, such release being
effected by the spring 88. The control valve I06
I claim as my invention:
1. In a tire handling stand, a support, a center
post extending therefrom, said center post being
movable radially with respect to a supported
wheel, ?xed and movable rim clamping elements
for engaging the rim of the wheel and thereby
supporting the wheel, means for moving said
movable rim clamping element radially with re
60 spect to the rim and ,thereby clamping the rim
between it and the ?xed rim clamping element,
may then be left in position 4 for the next tire v and means for simultaneously therewith moving
to be worked upon.
said center post to substantially centered posi
After the entire casing 38 is loosened from the
tion with respect to’ said rim clamping elements
rim 36, the tire bead tool of my co-pending ap 65 as said movable rim clamping element is so
plication is associated with the ?ange 46 in the
moved, said last means comprising a pair of
manner shown in said application for removing
springs, one interposed between said support and
the outer bead of the casing from the rim. The
said center post and the other interposed be
casing may then be spread apart for inspection
tween said oenter post and said movable rim
by swinging the C-shaped straps I54 ?rst on their 70 clamping element.
pivots I60 and then on their pivots I56 to the
2. In a tire handling stand of the character
position shown in Figure 6, after which the T
disclosed, a support, means thereon for support
handles I62 may be manipulated for compressing
ing a wheel having a drop center rim and a tire
the springs I14 and engaging the Y hooks I10
thereon, and means for removal of the tire from
with the outer bead of the tire casing. The cas 75 the wheel, said last means comprising a. bead
engaging element for a bead of the tire casing,
means for moving said bead engaging element for
loosening said bead from the rim, and means
including a lever for imparting rotational and -
translatory motion to said bead engaging ele
ment, said lever being pivoted to said support
adjacent the outer edge of the rim and having
an end extending away from the axis. of pivoting,
said bead engaging element being pivoted to said
by rigidly supporting it and a tire thereon for
removal of the tire from the wheel, means for
moving said movable rim clamping element up
wardly to effect engagement of it and the ?xed
rim clamping element with the rim, a bell crank
pivoted intermediate its ends to said support
adjacent the upper portion ofthe wheel with
one arm extending upwardly and the other hori
zontally, a bead engaging element pivoted to the
end, and stop means engaged by the bead engag 10 upper end of said ?rst arm and extending in a
ing element to prevent it from entering the drop
downwardly inclined position slidable over said
center of the rim.
?xed rim clamping element, and means engag
3. In a tire handling stand, a rigid support, a.
center post extending therefrom for supporting
ing the second arm of said bell crank for oper
ating said bead engaging element for loosening
a wheel at its center hole, rim clamping elements 15 the bead from the rim.
for engaging the rim of the wheel and thereby _
7. In a tire handling stand, a rigid support, a
rigidly supporting the wheel and a tire thereon
center post extending therefrom for supporting
for removal of the tire from the wheel, actuating
a wheel with a tire casing thereon at the center
means for relatively moving said rim clamping
hole of the wheel, ?xed and movable rim clam!»
elements to engage them with the rim, and means
ing elements for engaging ‘the rim of the wheel
for simultaneously therewith moving said center
and thereby rigidly supporting the wheel, said
post to substantially centered position with re
center post being axially movable and having
- spect to said rim clamping elements as they‘ are
means engaging the wheel to move it to a Posi
relatively moved, said last means comprising a
tion for said rim clamping elements when op
rod carried by one of said rim clamping ele
erated to receive the edge of the rim, means for
ments and slidable relative to the other one, said
manually moving said center post and engaging
center post being slidable on said rod between
the tire casing with said, rim clamping elements
said rim clamping elements, and two springs on
with su?icient force for them to indent the eas
said rod, one between each rim engaging element
ing, actuating means for engaging said rim
and said center post.
30 clamping elements with the rim edge, a bead en
4. In a tire handling stand, a support, a center
gaging element mounted on said support adja
post extending therefrom for supporting a wheel
cent said ?xed rim clamping element and en
‘ at its center hole, rim clamping elements for
engaging the rim of the wheel and thereby rigidly
supporting the wheel, said center post being mov
able axially and having a shoulder to engage
gageable with the‘ tire casing, and actuating
means for moving said bead engaging element
relative to said support for loosening the tire bead
the wheel to move the wheel to a position for
from the rim.
8. In a tire handling stand, a rigid support, a
alignment of the marginal edge of the rim with
said rim clamping elements, means for moving
said center post axially, and means for operat
ing said rim clamping elements and for simul
a wheel at its center hole, ?xed and movable rim
taneously therewith moving said center post‘ to
substantially centered position with respect
thereto, said last means including springs inter
posed between said center post and said rim
clamping elements whereby movement of said
rim clamping elements relatively toward each
other effects movement of said center post to a
substantially centered position between them.
5. In a tire handling stand, a rigid support, rim
clamping elements for engaging the rim oi’ a
center post extending therefrom for supporting
clamping elements for engaging opposite sides
of the rim of the wheel and thereby rigidly sup
porting the wheel and a tire thereon for removal
of the tire from the wheel, said center post be
ing axially movable and having means to en
’ gage the wheel to also move it to a position for
'said rim clamping elements when operated to
receive the edge of the rim. said rim clamping
elements upon axial movement of said center
post forcibly engaging the side of the tire casing
to to insure that they will receive the rim edge when
they are operated, and means for operating said
rim clamping elements whereby they receive said
wheel and thereby rigidly supporting the wheel
edge of said rim.
and a tire thereon for removal of the tire from
9. In' a tire handling stand, a rigid support, a
the wheel with the rim and the wheel at one
side of the support, a bead engaging element for _ 55 center post extending therefrom for supporting
a wheel with a tire casing thereon at the center
loosening the head of the tire from the rim, said
bead engaging element being mounted for posi
tive rotational and free translatory movement, a
lever to effect such movement, said lever being
hole of the wheel, rim clamping elements for
engaging the rim of the wheel and thereby rig
idly supporting the wheel, said ‘center post be
pivoted to said support adjacent the periphery of 60 ing axially movable to a position where the mar
the rim and extending away from its axis, said bead engaging element being pivoted to the'outer ’ '
ginal edge of the rim will be engaged by the rim
clamping elements when they are moved radi
ally relative to each other, means for axially
end of said lever and sloping inwardly toward
the periphery of the rim to effect a close ‘follow 65 moving said center post and engaging it with
the wheel to thereby move the tire casing to a
ing of the bead engaging end thereof along the
position and with su?lcient force to cause said
walls of the channel of the rim across its pe
riphery as the bead or the tire casing is pushed y rim clamping elements to indent the casing, and
actuating means for radially moving said rim
from the rim.
clamping elements relative to each other for en
6. In a tire handling stand, a rigid vertical
gaging them with said marginal edge of the rim,
support, ?xed and movable rim clamping ele
. ments for engaging the rim of a wheel and there
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