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(Cl. 214-83) This invention relates to laundry and like ap pliances and more specially to a hopper feeding Fig. 5 is a vertical longitudinal section taken on the line 5—5 of Fig. 4; Fig. 6 is an enlarged transverse vertical sec-. tion taken on the line 6-—6 of Fig. 5; transfer car or truck and portable conveyer. In laundries it has been a laborious matter to handle washedlaundry from a washing machine Fig. '7 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal or other equipment in a wet condition and es ‘ sectiontaken on the line 'l--‘! P of Fig. 5; and pecially to receive and transport the same as from Fig. 8 is a fragmentary transverse vertical sec a washing machineor after draining some of the tion taken on the lines 8-8 of Figs. 5 and '7. water or washing solution therefrom and to con Referring to the drawings in detail, the device. vey the same to an agitating machine or dryer, 10: comprises a portable car ‘or truck including a ' such as for preparing the clothes for feeding into wheeled frame III,‘ the base or bottom frame of an ironing machine. This is particularly due to which ‘comprises longitudinal horizontal side . the fact that the clothes, especially heavy mate members II and transverse horizontal end mem rials such as towels, become somewhat closely bers I2 of angle iron or otherwise and connected compacted and in a relatively tangled mass, be 151 at the corners by welding, with or without gusset ‘ sides being heavy when wet and therefore diffi plates VI 3 forming rigid-connections at the corners cult to handle and lift. for the frame members. The bottom frame is re An ‘object of the invention is to provide a novel inforced intermediately between the side mem and e?icient device or wheeled mechanism in the bers by transverse braces Ill which may also form of a hopper feeding transfer car‘ or truck 20 beof angle iron, welded. or, otherwise connected and portable conveyer in one unit or assembly at their ends .to the side‘members, which latter, adapted for use especially in laundries for receiv like the end members have lower'inwardly ex ing wet or very damp washed laundry goods, usu tending horizontal ?anges and upwardly extend ally too wet for ironing in its somewhat closely ing outer ?anges. . Gusset plates l5 may be used compacted and tangled form as a mass or batch at the connections between the braces l4 and the from a washing machine or after removing some side members ll'andswivelled casters 16 may be of the water, washing solution or moisture there mounted beneath the cornersof the frame to pro from and for transferring or transporting the duce a portable truck'or car preferably having clothes to and feeding the same into an agitator cushion rollers l1. . ' or revolving horizontal drum‘ ‘or cylinder which 30 An upright frame rises from the base or bot ?uffs or loosens the same, as well as removing tom frame .10 substantially as now described. su?icient of‘ the moisture therefrom or partially Corner posts or uprights 18 are provided on the drying the clothes as to render the material suit-' base or bottom frame with their inner ?anges able for ironing or passing through an ironing running longitudinally and outer ?anges project-i machine or mangle, as well as to permit the 35 ing perpendicularly outwardly. Uprights l9 are articles such as towels or the like to be readily also provided intermediate the ends of the frame separated, sorted out or individually grasped and and similarly positioned with respect to the loca passed into the ironing‘machine,‘ orother equip ment, although the device may‘ be adapted for tion of their ?anges, but preferably closer to the other uses as it is thought will‘be readily under stood by those skilled in the art. 4.0. ‘ ' Further objects and advantages will appear and be brought out more‘ fully‘ in the following speci?cation, reference being had to the accom panying drawings, in which: ‘ ' feed end of the device. Diagonal braces 20 con nect the frame members II and‘ I8 at the sides while similar braces 2'! connect the frame mem bers I2 and I8 at the ‘ends to produce a strong and rigid construction. Longitudinal angle or channel bars .22 are provided at the top of the 45 frame connecting the upper ends of the uprights l8 and I 9 along each side and have their ends i Fig. l is a side elevation of a hopper feeding transfer truck and portable conveyer with one projecting beyond theuprights I8 forming‘ the end portion omitted and showing ‘the device ap corner posts for a purpose to be hereinafter plied to an agitator; pointed out. I Fig. 2 is a fragmentary side elevation of one 50 A cross brace. 23 of angle iron or the like is pro end of the device; vided adjacent to, but spaced from. the discharge Fig. 3 is a fragmentary horizontal section taken on the line 3-—-3 of Fig. l; v . ‘ Fig. 4 is an end elevation lookingtoward the discharge end; . ' ‘as end between the longitudinal bars 22 and between the adjacent uprights l8, and the bars 22 may be in the form of channels facing inwardly and with their upper and lower ?anges extending inwardly. 2 2,270,345 The top and bottom ?anges 24 of the bars 22 thus able drive means may be provided, but preferably a sprocket 44 is provided on one end of the shaft forming channels and tracks especially at the 35 and roller 34 on which a chain or drive belt discharge end, and each web is provided with a 45 is trained and also trained around a sprocket longitudinal slot 25 in the projecting ends of the 46 of a gear reduction reversing shaft 4'! of a bars 22 spaced from the adjacent uprights I8. reducing gear associated with an electric motor The top ?ange 24 may be welded in position, al 48 mounted on a base plate 49 resting upon two though the bars 22 may be of channel formation. adjacent transverse braces I4 and securely bolted Upper diagonal braces 28 corresponding to the thereto. The conduit 58, having electrical con aforesaid diagonal braces, are provided between the uprights I8 and the bars 22 at the sides to 10 nection to the motor, extends to a junction box or connecting socket 5I mounted on the bar 22 further rigidify the structure and strengthen the at the adjacent side of the machine and is longitudinal bars or angle members 22 which are adapted for connection with an extension cord 52 connected at spaced intervals by a plurality of from a wall socket or house wiring so that elec transverse horizontal cross braces 21, prefer trical energy may be conveyed to the motor. ably in the form of inverted channels disposed The top of the frame supports a hopper 53 relatively close to one another, but spaced from outwardly of the feeding conveyer belt and the ends of the bars a fairly considerable dis tance. Rollers 28 are mounted on shafts 29 jour around the sides and feeding or closed end thereof while the discharge end is open. This naled in bearings 30 of the longitudinal bars 22, and these rollers project slightly above the webs of 20 hopper has a high wall 54 at the back or side opposite that where the operator works, and the the channels 21, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6. Each front side 55 is lower in that its top edge ter roller is preferably provided intermediate its ends minates below the top edge of the side 54 and with a V-shaped circumferential groove 3| and in this respect is narrow. The hopper at the feed a belt 32 which passes over the rollers and rests thereon as well as under the rollers between the 25 or closed end 56 is also as high as the side 54. The sides and ends of the hopper are supported side members of the frame, but spaced from‘the by inclined extensions or angular extension bars rollers at the bottom, is preferably provided at 51 connected to the uprights I8 and I9 at the the inside with a central longitudinal rib 33 of feed end and forming a part of braces 58 at the leather or other material, while the belt is pref erably of canvas or the like, and this rib sits in 30 opposite end. A brace 59 is also provided at the feed end between the uprights I8 and the end 56 the grooves 3| to give better traction and prevent of the hopper, all walls of which are in the form sidewise slipping or shifting of the belt which acts as a conveyer. of imperforate metal walls suitably reinforced, if desired. They are shown with depending and this roller is considerable larger than the 85 ?anges at their outer edges for strength and stiffness and with suitable braces between the rollers 28. It is mounted on a‘shaft 35 journaled portions 55 and 56 at their outer edges and at in bearings 38 beneath the longitudinal bars 22 the corner of the latter adjacent thereto, al and the bearings 36 may be supported on the though it is to be understood that this is op frame in any suitable manner such as by at tachment to the uprights I8. The belt passes 40 tional structure. A brace or upright 60 is provided at the feed around this roller and at the bottom where the end of the frame upon the longitudinal side bar belt is spaced from the rollers 28 due to the tend I I in line with and extending‘ upwardly and out ency of the lower lap of thc‘belt to sag, it may wardly from the adjacent upright I8 to connect be passed over an idle roller 31 adjacent the large to the side of a handle 6| for supprting the lat roller 34 which forms the drive roller. The roller ter. This handle is of substantially U-shaped 3'! maintains the belt in contact with the major formation and is also connected by brackets to portion of the periphery of the drive roller 34 the uprights 68 and I9v at the feed end and pro and is mounted in bearings on the uprights I8 J'ects rearwardly to the brace 59 and may be con or directly in the uprights. A belt tightening veniently grasped for moving the wheeled truck adjustable roller 38 is provided at the opposite and conveyer about. The open end 62 of the or discharge end as distinguished from the feed hopper is the discharge end and the conveyer end at which the rollers 34 and 31 are located extends outwardly therefrom and is adapted to and has a similar groove for receiving the belt be projected through ‘a slide door opening 63 of rib. This roller 38 is mounted on a shaft 39 an agitating machine in the form of a rotatably journaled in horizontal extension arms 48 which driven horizontal drum or cylinder 64 forming are adjustable longitudinally in alignment with part of the laundry equipment and mounted upon the bars 22 and 21, that is, mounted for sliding a frame 65. This frame carries apertured movement and adapted to be extended or re brackets 66 for a pivot shaft 61 on which hooks tracted. These arms have outstanding apertured ears or bearings M at their inner ends which 60 68 are ?xed and adapted to be swung down over the vertical ?ange of the adjacent end bar I2 extend through the slots 25. The bars forming to maintain the relation betwen the present de the arms 4|] are mounted between the upper and vice and the agitating machine and so as to hang lower ?anges of the bars 22 or between the lower down to be out of the way when not in use. ?anges 22 and the upper flanges 24 to slide In the use and operation of the device, the therein as particularly shown in Figs. 7 and 8 of 65 clothes from the washing machine are placed, the drawings. Horizontal adjusting screws 42 or otherwise deposited upon the endless conveyer are swiveled, that is, adapted to turn, but held or belt 32, as by discharging the washing ma against translation, axial or longitudinal move chine thereon While moving the conveyer toward ment in the ears M and are threaded through nuts 43 on the uprights I8 50 that by turning 70 the closed end of the hopper if desired by the reversing gear and shaft 4'! of the motor 48. the screws, the arms 40, together with the roller‘ While ordinarily the clothes are placed in wet 38 may be extended or retracted and by this hori zontal longitudinal adjustment the slack in the condition upon the conveyer and retained by the hopper, if deposited on the projecting end of the belt may be taken up as desired. ‘ r In order to drive the conveyer belt, any suit 75 conveyer, the latter may be operated in a load A drive roller or rollers 34 has a similar groove 2,270,345 ing end and the direction from the’projecting end or open of the hopper to the closed or ‘feeding end the clothes will be retained by the Walls of hopper as moved back thereon. It is, of course, to be understood that the truck has been 3 terial on the conveyer and a closed end remote from said open end. 4. A hopper feeding transfer truck and port able conveyer including a portable frame adapted to be pushed about by hand, a conveyer on the disconnected from the agitator by lifting the frame, a hopper on the frame and a motor on the hooks 68 and moved to the washing machine or frame having operative connections with the con other point for receiving the wet laundry. The veyer to drive the same in reverse directions, one device is then moved to the agitating machine, end of the hopper being open and the other end connected in position by hooks 68, as shown in 10 closed, side walls along opposite edges of the con Fig. 1 of the drawings, whereupon the motor is veyer and the conveyer projecting beyond the connected to drive the endless belt of the con open end of the hopper. veyer from the feeding to the discharge end 5. A hopper feeding transfer truck and port which projects into the opening of the agitator able conveyer including a portable frame adapted drum, thus discharging this heavy material in to be pushed about by hand, a conveyer on the a relatively closely compacted and somewhat frame, a hopper on the frame and a motor on tangled wet‘ condition into the drum to facilitate the frame having a reducing-reversing gear and handling thereof. The drum is then operated operative connections with the conveyer to drive to loosen or ?uff and partially dry the clothes to the same at varying speeds in reverse directions, a damp condition suitable for ironing as in an 20 said hopper comprising a wall around two sides ironing machine. This machine will save con siderable labor and expenditure of energy as well as facilitate the handling of the laundry and the enormous weight of the material. ‘ and one end of the frame and conveyer and the other end open, one side being lower than the side and end. 6. A hopper feeding transfer truck» and‘portQ While I have illustrated and described, the pre 25 able conveyer including a portable frame adapted ferred form of construction for carrying my in to be pushed about by hand, an endless belt con vention into effect, this is capable of variation veyer on the frame, a hopper on the frame and a and modi?cation without departing from the motor on the frame having operative connections spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish with the conveyer to drive the same, said frame to be limited to the precise details of construc 30 having a top portion, cross members for said top tion set forth, but desire to avail myself of such portion comprising spaced parallel inverted variations and modi?cations as come Within the channel members, rollers journaled therein be scope of the appended claims. tween the cross members and projecting above Having thus described my invention, what I the frame on which the endless belt conveyer claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. A hopper feeding transfer truck and port able conveyer including a substantially waist high portable frame mounted on, casters and adapted to be pushed about by hand, a reversible conveyer ‘ runs and over the spaced reinforcing and sup-. porting bars between and parallel to the rollers. " 7. In a device of the class described, an endless conveyer including a frame supported on casters, a drive roller of large diameter at one end, an ad justable ‘roller at the opposite end, intermediate rollers parallel to each other and the ?rst named rollers, an endless belt traveling over the rollers the conveyer and frame, said hopper being open and inverted transverse channel members spaced at one end and closed at the other end and on between each pair of the last named rollers and two opposite sides, one side being lower than the 45 above which the latter project. other side and end to facilitate handling of the 8. In a device of the class described, an endless on the frame and projecting from one end there of and a hopper on the frame projecting above material on the conveyer by an operator posi tioned at the low side. _ conveyer including a wheeled frame for move ment by hand, a drive roller at one end, an ad 2. A hopper feeding transfer truck and port justable roller at the opposite end, intermediate able conveyer including a wheeled frame adapted 50 rollers parallel to each other and the ?rst named to be pushed about by hand, a conveyer on the rollers, an endless belt traveling over the rollers frame, a hopper on the frame above and. along and spaced transverse inverted channel members I the sides and one end of the conveyer, said hopper between the last named rollers and above which being open at one end of the conveyer trans the latter project, said rollers having grooves and versely thereof and closed at the opposite end 55 the belt having a rib entering the grooves, and. of the conveyer transversely thereof and also means for adjusting the second named roller in closed at opposite sides at the opposite longi and out to vary its projection with the conveyer tudinal sides of the conveyer, one side of the from the adjacent end of the frame and take up hopper being lower than the other side and closed slack therein and having bearings slidably sup end and a motor on the frame beneath the con 60 ported and guided by the frame. ‘ veyer and having operative connections with the 9. In a device of the class described, an endless conveyer at the closed end of the hopper to drive conveyer including a wheeled frame about waist the conveyer in reverse directions. high to be moved about by hand and having side 3. A device of the class described for laundry channel members at the top, a drive roller at one use including a frame adapted to be moved about 65 end, an adjustable roller at the opposite end, by hand, a horizontally ?xed conveyer on the intermediate rollers parallel to each other and frame and projecting from at least one end the ?rst named rollers and journaled in said thereof, a hopper on the frame having an open channel members, an endless belt traveling over end and a closed end and opposite sides, one side the rollers, reinforcing members between the last 70 being lower than the other and about waist high named rollers and above which the latter pro and means to connect the frame to a machine into which material on the conveyer is dis ject, said rollers and members being transversely arranged in spaced parallel relation, and means charged, the top of the frame having walls at for adjusting the second named roller in and out opposite sides along the edges of the convey-er, and havingbearings guided in the channel mem an open end for receiving and discharging ma 75 bers of the frame. 4 2,270,345 said channels and having bearings projecting’ 10. A hopper feeding transfer truck and port through the slots, the roller at the projecting end able conveyer for use in laundries to convey washed laundry from a washing machine to an agitating machine or drier comprising a sub stantially waist high frame mounted on swiveled casters to be wheeled about by hand, said frame of the conveyer being journaled in said bars at their outer ends, and adjusting screws swiveled to the bearings and threadedly mounted at the sides to adjust‘ the bars longitudinally of the having horizontal top and bottom portions, up channels. ’ 12. A hopper feeding transfer truck and port rights connecting the same, certain of said up rights being extended upwardly and outwardly able conveyer for use in laundries for conveying to support walls forming two sides and an end 10 wet laundry from a washing machine to an agi providing a hopper open at one end, one side of tating machine or the like comprising a base, a the hopper being lower than the other side and frame rising from the base, a single horizontal end, a horizontal endless conveyer traveling along longitudinal bar at each side of the frame at the top, spaced parallel transverse bars arranged be the top of the frame and projecting from one end of the hopper and means for driving the con 15 tween said longitudinal bars and connected there veyer at different speeds and in reverse directions. to at their ends forming spaces between, trans 11. A hopper feeding transfer truck and port verse rollers journaled in the longitudinal bars able conveyer for use in laundries to convey in said spaces and projecting above the trans washed laundry from a washing machine to an verse bars, walls supported on the top of said agitating machine or drier comprising a substan 20 frame forming two sides and an end providing a tially waist high frame mounted on swiveled hopper open at one end, an endless conveyer traveling on said top portion over said transverse casters to be Wheeled about by hand, said frame having top and bottom portions, uprights con bars and rollers and projecting at one end of the necting the same, certain of said uprights being hopper, a drive roller at the closed end of the extended upwardly and outwardly to support 25 hopper, a roller at the projecting end, said longi walls forming two sides and an end providing a tudinal bars being each provided with a longi hopper open at one end, one side of the hopper tudinal slot at the projecting ends of the con veyer, bars slidably mounted in said longitudinal being lower than the other side and end, an end less conveyer traveling along the top of the frame bars and having portions projecting through the and projecting from one end of the hopper, said slots, the roller at the projecting end of the con conveyer including a projecting roller positioned veyer being journaled in the last named bars outwardly of the open end of the hopper, a drive near their outer ends and means mounted at the roller at the closed end of the hopper, said frame sides of the frame and engaged with said pro jecting portions to adjust the slidable bars longi having longitudinal side channel members, each provided with a longitudinal slot at the project ing ends of the conveyer, bars singly mounted in 35 tudinally. JACQUES ROUSSO.