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March 26, 1946.
‘r. s. SCRIBNER
DETACHABLE
WHEEL
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Filed ‘March 3]., 1945
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Patented Mar. 26, 1946
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‘ ‘Application March 31, 1945,.SerialNo. 585,849
5 Claims.
This invention‘relates in general toan im
proved wheel .mount .for vehicles, and especially
trailers used for agricultural and'industria‘l pur
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poses.
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actors ofreference on the drawing, thesnumeral
vl indicates generally a ‘wheel-‘supported vehicle,
as for example -a .iarm wagon ‘or ‘trailer. ‘The
vehicle 1 includes axbed 2 and, on. opposite sides,
rigid, depending side members 3. .- Thevehicle .1
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One object of the present invention is to pro
.videanovel detachable wheel mount arranged so
is-supported on opposite sides by rubber-tired
that wheels, particularly otpneumatic-tiredtype,
Whee1s'4 secured in connection with the [side
may bereadily mounted in connection with or
members 3 by means of detachable wheel mounts
vremovedirom a vehicle, :as for example farm
,5. These wheel mounts comprise ‘the essence-of
wagons, industrial trailers, :or theclike.
.10 the present invention .and ‘each is constructed as
Another "object of the invention is to provide
a detachable wheel mount which comprises, ‘for
each wheel, ‘a pair :of complementary members
follows:
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Each wheel mount "5 comprises .an inner and
outer bracket ‘unit, indicated at ;6 and 'l,~.respec
adapted "to be rigidly but :separably connected
tive-l-y. .The bracketunits? andleach include .a
'togetheryone member being arranged for mount :15 vertical plate, indicated :at :8. and 9, respectively,
=on the vehicle, ‘and the other member sup
said plates being ?at-sided and tapering. up
porting a wheel ~.assembl-y. ~With such an ar
rangement, one set of wheels, with the corre
wardly.
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'I‘Iheplate, :8 is formed, along opposite edges,
sponding ‘members, vmay v‘be'used selectively in
with outwardly projecting ?anges 1-0 which, due
connection with a plurality of vehicles; this being 20 to the taper of the plate 8, converge upwardly.
The plate 9 is‘ symmetrical to the plate 8 and is
accomplished by merely mounting complemen
formed, along opposite sides thereof, with in
tary members on said vehicles. A farmer, for
wardly projecting ?anges II.
example, can thus employ one set of rubber
The outer bracket unit 1 is‘ adapted to engage
tired wheels for use with a number of farm
25 in the inner bracket unit 6 from below, with
vehicles, such as wagons, etc.
the ?anges I0 lapping the ?anges H. By this
A further object of the invention is to pro
arrangement the outer bracket unit ‘I upwardly
vide a detachable wheel mount comprising a pair
wedgingly engages the inner bracket unit 6;
of complementary bracket units normally but
separably secured together, one unit adapted to 30 said bracket units being detachably connected
together by cross bolts l2 which pass through
be mounted on the vehicle and the other unit
matching openings in said ?anges.
supporting a wheel assembly, said bracket units
being upwardly tapered and ?anged so that said
other unit normally engages said one unit in up
wardly wedging relation.
A further object of the invention is to provide
a simple and inexpensive device, and yet one
which will be exceedingly e?ective for the pur
pose for which it is designed.
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The outer bracket unit 1 is ?tted, intermediate
its ends, with an outwardly projecting spindle l3,
35 secured to said plate by a suitable attachment
disc or head M. The corresponding wheel 4 is
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turnably mounted on the spindle I3.
The described detachable wheel mount is se
cured to the vehicle I by a?ixing the plate 8 in
These objects are accomplished by means of 40 upstanding relation on the outside of one of the
depending side members 3 of the vehicle.
By reason of my improved detachable wheel
mount, the wheels 4 can be removed from the
vehicle by merely taking out the cross bolts I2,
such structure and relative arrangement of parts
as will fully appear by a perusal of the following
specification and claims.
In the drawing similar characters of refer
ence indicate corresponding parts in the several 45
views:
Figure 1 is an end view of a vehicle supported
on opposite sides by detachable wheel mounts
whereby said wheels, together with the outer
bracket units, are’ detached.
It will be seen that with a number ofvehicles
provided with inner bracket units 6, a. single set
embodying the present invention.
of wheels may thus be used selectively with said
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the wheel 50 vehicles, as may be desired. This is especially
advantageous for agricultural use, wherein a
mount detached from the vehicle and with the
bracket units separated.
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number of vehicles are used only seasonally, re
maining idle the rest of the time.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the wheel mount as
sembly, but detached from the vehicle.
While I have described my invention as being
Referring now more particularly to the char 55 intended for agricultural and industrial uses, it
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will be recognized that such invention may be
fr otherwise effectively employed.
- 3. A detachable wheel mount comprising a pair
of upstanding plates disposed in adjacent but
spaced facing relation, one of said plates being
From the foregoing description it will be readily
adapted to be mounted on a vehicle, a wheel sup
‘ seen that there has been produced such a device
porting spindle projecting outwardly from the
other plate, a pair of facing, upwardly converg
as substantially ful?lls the objects of the inven
tion as set forth herein.
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While this speci?cation sets forth in detail the
present and preferred construction of the device,
still in practice such deviations from such detail
may, be.- resortedrto as»: do not-form ia~departure 10
from the",spiritToffthe?invention; asfdeflned by‘
ing side ?anges on each plate projecting toward
and lapping the ?anges of the opposite plate in
symmetrical relation, the ?anges of said'other
:plate engaging beneathithe ?anges-Inf said one
plate, ,._and.mea,ns detachably ,connecting said
?anges, said means comprising cross bolts extend
Having thus described the invention, the foly . v_i ing through matching openings in said lapping
the appended claims.
lowing is claimed as new and usefuland upon __
which Letters Patent are desired: — ~I '
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?anges.
' 4. A detachable wheel mount comprising a pair
, of initially separate bracket units, one unit being‘
1. A detachable‘ wheel mount comprising
pair of complementary bracket'units, said bracket 77 provided with means for mounting it on a vehicle,
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units each including an upstanding ‘plate, said" - @ theother bracket unit upwardly wedgingly engag
ing said one bracket unit, means detachably con
plates being disposed in adjacent but spaced ‘fac- ‘
‘ ing relation, one of said plates being adapted to
be mountedon a vehicle, a wheel supporting spin
necting the bracket units together, and a wheel
supporting spindle projecting outwardly from
said’ other bracket unit, said bracket unitseach
including facing,’ upwardly converging ?anges,
dleproje'cting; outwardly from the other plate, a ,
,pair of facing, upwardly converging side ?anges
on each plate projecting toward and lapping the
the ?anges of one unit being overlapped bylrthe
?anges of the opposite plate, the ?anges of said 25
?anges of the other unit.
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a other plate engaging beneath the ?anges of said
'5."A detachable wheel amount comprising a pair
one ‘plate, and means detachably connecting said
‘ ofinitially separate bracket units. one unitbeing
' provided with means for mounting it ona vehicle,
?anges;
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2.:A detachable wheel mount comprising a pair
of upwardly tapering'plates disposed in adjacent
but spaced facing relation, one of said plates be
the other bracket unit upwardly wedgingly en
ing adapted to be mounted on a vehicle, a wheel
supporting spindle projecting outwardly from the ,
wheel : supporting v spindle projecting outwardly
gaging said one ‘bracket'unit, ‘means detachably
connecting the bracket units together, and a
from, said other bracket unit, said bracket units
each including vfacing, upwardly converging
side ?angeson each plate vprojecting toward and 35 ?anges, the ?anges of one unit being overlapped
by the ?anges of the other unit,said connecting
lapping the ?anges of the opposite plate in sym
means including ‘cross bolts vconnecting corre
metrical relation, the ?anges of said other plate
engaging beneath the ?anges of said one plate,
' other plate, a pair of facing, upwardly converging "
sponding
and means detachably connecting said ?anges.
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