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Dec- 17, 1946.
s. socHAczEwsKl
2,412,691
WHEELED CARRIER
Filed Dec. 15, 1943
F/GZ.
In venio‘r
A ttorney
2,412,697
Patented Dec. 17, 1946
UNITED: STATES PATENT OFFICE»
Application December? 15, 1943", SerialfNb‘. 514L335"?v
‘ In.Great‘ Britain J uly'1'5, 1943
(C1. 242*94)
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nected‘ up’ by- passinglthev button 2‘I 01‘. one? ?ap
2i} through the‘but't‘o‘nh'ole 221 of‘ another‘ flap
Theobje'ct of the “invention; is t‘oprovide‘ a car
2%. Five of the bands thus obtained can be’
rierrwhich can bemanually propelled? on which can
connected to‘ the‘hub 3‘ by» engaging the free but-r
be readily coupledltogether‘in numbers‘ for haul
tonlioles 22-respe‘ctivel'y at the ends‘ of‘ the bands:
ing by'a' motor vehicle; a'part‘icular application-of
with corresponding hooks'24 provided‘ in‘? a: row
the-inventionbeing‘to' a‘carrier'for ammunition of
on the ‘hub, and can be woundftliereon by rotat-‘
small» calibre; e: g.', for‘ small arms; automatic
ing‘ the wheels and hub.‘ Theiout‘er ends‘ of the
weapons and the’ like; suchaslis frequently packed
bands‘ can then‘ be connected by tiesv 237with‘ a‘
in‘ bandoleers and belts;
One form-of carrier- a'ccording to the invention 10 bar‘ 25 having enlarged ends 265 which can be
engaged against‘ the spokes‘ of: the’: wheels‘ I“, as
is illustrated‘ in’ the accompanying drawing;
clearly shown in'- Figure 2.
wherein-‘
‘
In‘: order to use the‘frame' part 5. as-ra handle
Figure 1 i'sa“ perspective view of-"the‘ complete
as‘ shown in Figure 2’the eyelets lFaresprung'
carrier when not in use; I
Figure‘ 211s‘ a= perspective'view of the» carrier 15 01f the ends‘ of theraxle' 2 andiith'elsleeves‘ I3; l4‘
are" shifted axially to disengage the sleeves» {4
loaded" with» ammunitiom belts‘ and’ ready for
from the eyelets i5; Then,l.the>p'a'rt 5 isrotated
manual_ propulsion;
around the‘ pins 1: until: it‘ is‘ in‘ align‘n‘ientv with
Figure‘ 3 illustrates-howvv the carriers may be
the‘ part4 whereupon'sthe pins 8 ‘are engaged recoupled - together“ in tandem for mechanical “ pro~
pUElOIl; and‘
20 spectively in, the“apertur‘es: Id, the-1' skids: l2: be
ing swung towards'iea'chi other‘ on‘ top of, the‘
Figure 14; is a detail‘? view-illustrating how the
bandoleers are connected together to- formlalrlong'
fr'a'meandth‘en'; shifted a'xiallyl to‘ the position
belt for winding on the carrier.
sl-iownlinFi'g’; 25;» in-which the‘ other slots? iii-‘the
Thi’swinventionlrelatesto‘wheeled carriers;v
sleeves" l4le'ngagietheleyeletslill5t Theffira'ine 4‘; 51
Referring ‘ ?rst- to-Fi‘gure K of? the drawing, the
carrier comprises two wheels I, I, ?xedly mounted 25 can now be used as a rigid handle in the usual
way, the handle being pivotally mounted. on the
axle 2. In order to restore the part 5 to the
position shown in Figure 1 the side arms of part
the spokes of the wheels I, I. The ends of the
axle also carry a, rectangular frame comprising
5 are pressed outwards to release the pins 8 from‘
two U-shaped parts 4, 5, of which part 4 is rur 30 the apertures, and the part 5 swung back around
the pivotal connections formed by the pins 1 en
nished at each of its two ends with a sleeve 6
on the ends of an axle 2 passing through a hub
or cylinder 3 the ends of which are welded to
loosely engaging the end of the axle, and, along
each of its sides with two pins ‘I, 8, adapted to
engage respectively in apertures 9, ID, in the two
gaging the apertures 9 into the position of Figure
1, the eyelets 15 being re-engaged over the ends
of the axle 2. In this'position a number of car
side arms of the part 5. The end member of the 35 riers can be coupled in tandem by engaging the
part 4 has two inwardly projecting pins I I, l I, the
hook I ‘I (which has a safety catch) of one carrier
purpose of which will be described hereafter.
over the cross bar of the part 4, between the two
The part 5 carries two skid-like parts I2, l2, the
‘ pins H thereon, as shown in Figure 3.
The as
lowest parts of which in the position shown in
sembly can then be coupled up to a motor vehicle.
Figure 1 are a little above the ground. These 40 The skids [2 do not normally touch the ground
skids are slidably mounted on the frame part 5
and are provided to prevent overturning of the
by means of sleeves [3, I4, engaging the side arms
carriers in the case of bumpy ground, sudden
of the frame, the sleeves l3, l4 being welded to
turns and the like.
the skids l2. Each sleeve [4 is provided with two
A wheeled carrier made according to the in- )
slots. The eyelets, in the position shown in Fig
ure 1, engage the ends of the axle 2 and each eye
let IE is engaged by one of the slots in one of the
sleeves I4. A ring I8 is welded on the end of the
45 vention is simple and cheap to construct, takes
up little room, can be easily packed for storage
or transport in quantity, and is readily adaptable
for manual or power propulsion..
What I claim is:
mounted on the frame is con?ned by the ring l8. 50
1. A wheeled carrier comprising a pair of
Figure 4 illustrates an ammunition band made
wheels, an axle connecting said wheels and pro
up by connecting a number of cartridge bandoleers
jecting at both ends a short distance beyond the
together. The bandoleers l9 are formed at both
wheels, a ?rst U-shaped frame element including
ends with ?aps 20 carrying a button 2| and but
two parallel legs spaced a distance slightly in
tonhole 22 and a tie 23. The bandoleers are con 55 excess of that between the outer faces of the
frame part 5 and a coupling hook I‘! loosely
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wheels, said legs having a length greater than the
wheel radius and being pivoted at their ends to
the projecting axle ends, a second U-shaped frame
element including two parallel legs spaced a dis
tance slightly exceeding that between the legs
and means provided on said hub for connecting a
load thereto.
4. A wheeled carrier, as claimed in claim 1, in
cluding two skid like frame members for stabiliz
ing the carrier when travelling, said frame mem
of said ?rst mentioned frame element and hav
ing a length exceeding that of the legs of said
?rst frame element, said legs of said second frame
element being pivoted at their free ends to the
bers being attached to the legs of one of said
frame elements so as to extend substantially out
wardly and downwardly from each wheel to a
plane a short distance above the ground when
legs of said ?rst frame element at points about 10 said frame elements are secured in said ?rst po
halfway of the length of the latter to be swing- " 7‘ ""sition and the rectangular frame formed by said
able about an axis parallel to the wheel axle,
elements is maintained in a substantially hori
means to secure said second frame element rig- '
idly relative to said ?rst frame element in a po
sition in which the two elements are disposed in
substantially the same plane on opposite sides of
the axle so as to form a rigid rectangular frame
around the carrier pivoted to the axle thereof,
and cooperating means on the legs of said two
zontal plane.
5. ‘A wheeled carrier, as claimed in claim 1, in
cluding two skid like frame members for sta
bilizing the carrier when travelling, said frame
members being pivotally attached to the legs of
one of said frame elements for rocking movement
about the longitudinal axes of said legs, respec
frame elements, respectively, for securing the two 20 tively, means for securing each frame-member
frame elements rigidly together in an alternative
relative to the leg to which it is attached in an
position in which the two elements aredisposed
operative position in which it extends substan
in substantially the same plane on the same side
tially outwardly and downwardly from the adja
of the axle whereby the second frame element
cent wheel to a plane a short distance above the
serves as a ‘handle for manually propelling and
ground when said frame elements are secured‘
guiding the carrier.
,
a
in said ?rst position and the rectangular frame
2. A wheeled‘ carrier, as claimed in claim’ 1,1 in
formed by said elements is maintained in a; sub
which the legs of said second frame element are
stantially horizontal plane, and means for secur
resilient and said means for securing said second
mg each frame member relative to the leg to
frame element relative to said ?rst frame element
which it is attached in an inoperative position in
in said ?rst position includes eyelets on'the legs
of said second frame element at a distance from
their free ends equal to the distance of said pivot
point from the axle, said eyelets being formed and
arranged to be sprung on the outer ends of said
axle, said means for securing said frame ele
ments rigidly together in said second position in
cluding pins projecting from the legs of one frame
element for engagement into holes provided in
the legs of the other frame element.
‘
3. A Wheeled carrier, as claimed in claim 1, in
cluding a cylindrica1 hub surrounding said axle
and ?xedly connected at its ends to said wheels,
which it extends substantially inwardly and up
wardly from such leg when said frame elements
are secured together in their second position and
_ maintained in a substantially horizontal plane.
6. A wheeled carrier, as claimed in claim'l. in:
cluding a hook on one of said frame elements
whereby a number of carriers with their frame
elements secured in said ?rst position can be cou
pled together in tandem by engaginglthe hook on
one rectangular frame with the unhooked end
of another rectangular frame.
STANISLAW vSOCHAC‘ZEWSKI.
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