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Jan- 7’, 19470
Filed April 12, 1945
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Patented Jan. 7, 1947
Wiley F. Casey, Birmingham, Ala.
Application April 12,1945, Serial No. 587,991
1 Claim.
(Ci. 214——2.6)
1 .
The invention relates to a brick remover, and
more especially, to an apparatus for removing
bricks while hot from an open hearth steel fur
outline, a portion of an open hearth furnace,
which is of standard construction, having a
ily and conveniently removed from the interior
charging doorway Ill leading to and from its
hearth I I, as is common in such type of furnace,
and B denotes, in its entirety, the brick remov
ing apparatus constructed in accordance with the
invention and hereinafter described.
The apparatus B, comprises an elongated sub
of an open hearth furnace with dispatch, and
stantially rectangular shaped hood-like body
nace or the like.
The primary object of the invention is the pro
vision of an apparatus, of this character, where
in the bricks while at white heat can be read
without requiring the cooling of such bricks be
formed with a solid straight side wall 12, opposed
fore such removal, which cooling requires ‘con
to the open side thereto, a straight top l3, up
siderable time, with resultant delay and removal
wardly divergent end walls M, and reversely lat
by hand. This apparatus is adapted for use when
erally', angled to the side wall l2, and a bottom
it is found necessary to reline the furnace, and
shoveling wall l5, outwardly sloping from such
heretofore the brick work would be knocked down, 15 wall 12, the corners l6, between the latter and
the furnace cooled and the brick removed by
such bottom wall being beveled in the direction
hand, which required considerable time and labor,
toward each other.
the apparatus being effective for eliminating this
Integrally formed on the bottom wall £5 at
the under facethereof and at intervals through
Another object of the invention is the pro
out its extent, to protrude uniformly beyond its
vision of an apparatus of this character, wherein
the construction thereof is novel and the assem
free edge, are scooping teeth I1, which are re
inafter more fully described, illustrated .in the
accompanying drawing, which shows the pre
of the latter, and the dumping of such bricks on
ferred embodiment of the invention, and pointed
This apparatus B eliminates the removal of the
40 bricks from the furnace A by hand, and does not
versely beveled within their length 'to provide
bly unique, it being possessedvof few parts, com
knife edge-like tips I8 outwardly of the body.
pact, and useable with a charging machine, for
Operating through the doorway ll] of the fur
the mechanical working thereof.
25 nace A is a rammer IE, only a portion of which
A further object of the invention is the pro
is shown, of a charging machine, not shown. This
vision of an apparatus of this character, which
rammer H) has detachably coupled therewith by
is simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and
a wedge jointer connection 20 the outer end of a
e?icient in operation, expediting the mechani
cal handling of hot bricks, strong, durable, read 30 suspension or carrier bar 2!, which through the
clips 22 and bolted head 23, respectively, has se
ily and easily operated, and inexpensive to man
curely fastened to its inner end, the body at the
ufacture and install.
top wall l3, so that the charging machine in the
With these and other objects in view, the inven
operation thereof permits the scooping‘up of the
tion consists in the features of construction, com
bination and arrangement of parts as will be here 35 hot bricks within the furnace, pulling them out
out in the claim hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary diagrammatic dotted
line view of an open hearth furnace with the
apparatus constructed in accordance with the in
vention positioned therein for the removal of
brick therefrom.
the ground or directly into a railway car or other
require the cooling of the hot bricks, as they are
mechanically handled by the said apparatus.
What is claimed is:
An apparatus of the kind described, comprising
45 hood-like body having a straight solid side wall,
Figure 2 is an end elevation of the apparatus.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 1 looking
toward the other end thereof.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line
4-4 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the 50
Similar reference characters indicate corre
sponding parts throughout the several views in
the drawing.
upwardly divergent end walls, reversely laterally
angled to said side wall, a shoveling bottom wall,
and a straight top wall, respectively, teeth pro
jecting uniformly from the free edge of the bot
tom wall, a handling bar securely fastened to the
top wall of the body by means of U shaped clips
and a bolt through the free end of said bar for
the carrying thereof for scooping action of the
same and means for detachably coupling the bar
Referring to the drawing in detail, particularly. 55 ‘to a rammer of a charging machine.
Figure 1 thereof, A designates generally by dotted
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