M. F. GATELY.
APPLICATION I'I'LED 1111.23, 1913.
1,110,435. Patented Sept. 15, 1914 MICHAELF. GATELY, OF WINSLOW, NEBRASKA.
Specificacon of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 15,1914.
pplication filed January 23, 1913. Serial No. 743,819.
T0 aZZ w7wm z't may concem Be it known that I, MICHAEL F. GA1ELY, a citizcn of the United States, residing at .VinsIoW, in the county of Dodge and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful mprovements in Anchoring Devices, of which the following is a specifica'tion.
My invention relates to an improvement in anchoring devices, Which Whi1e particu- 1arly usefui and desirable upon the farm for anchoring the portable or traction engine used in driving the farm machinery, may be used in any situation where it is found necessary to anchor an engine or motor of any character.
One object of my invention is the provision of an anchoring device which may be placed upon the ground or any surface and which will positively hold the engine in a stationary position.
Another object of my invention is the provision of an anchoring device which can be instantiy placed in position and quickly removed when desired; Which can be adjusted to fit and receive the traction wheels or the bed of the engine; and which will be efficient, durable and cost practicaiiy nothing, a11 things being considered.
With these objects in view the invention consists of a pair of anchoring members having at each end a prong to enter the ground or surface, and means for connecting the pair of members in para1iel relation and for adjusting the members t0 accommodate the traction wheeis or bed of the engine.
The invention further consists of an anchoring device embodying nove1 features of construction, combination and adaptation of parts, for the desired service, substantially as shown, described and partic1flariy c1aimed herein.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of my anchoring device in position for use in connection with a traction engine, the wheeis and driving pu1ley and boit only being shown and in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the complete anchoring device, and Fig. 3 is a sectional VieW through the connecting and adjusting means of the invention.
The anchoring device is designed to pro- Vide a portable, cheap and quickly applied means for securing an engine, and consists of the pair of members A, Which may be made of solid bars or pipe, and one end of the members is formed with a pointed hook or barb B, disposed at substantialiy a right angle and at their other end with a pointed hook or barb C, which is arranged at an inchne, 1n order that when the bars are placed in pos1tion and the barbs sunk into the ground or surface the bars are disposed at an incline and when pressure is brought agamst the cross-bar D, winch connects the bars, a Wedging action occurs which forces the barbs into the ground.
The members are arranged parallel and the wheeIs E, or the bedof the engine fits between the members and bears against the connecting bar the draft of the belt F, on the driving pulley serving t0 press against the connecting bar and drive the barbs on the members deep into the ground to efi'ect the anchoring.
The connecting bar is preferahly a fiat strip of metal secured to fiat faces G, of the bars by boite G, and having at one end a s1ot I-I, which permits of the lateral adjust ment of one of the menfloers in order that the width between the members may be varied t0 suit the width of traction wheeis or engine bed as circumstances require.
It Will be apparent that I provide a device which can be adjusted to receive traction wheels or engine beds of diiferent widths and that the device can be instantly applied and removed and is thoroughly effiaient and practica1 in every particular.
It will be understood that my anchoring device is adapted to have its members practically receive and inc1ose the engine, truc]: or machine which is to be anchored, the two members being of sufficient length to permit this, and the cross piece being adjustabie laterally t0 cause the members to bear against the machine bed or against the wheels according to their Width. Also, that the barbs on the members adjacent the cross piece are inclined downward and outward, which causes them when pressure is brought against the cross piece to drive the harbs into the ground or surface and efiectivelyi anchor the machine in a proper manner. I daim; The aQnchoring device herein shovvn and described, consisting of a pair of parallel bars having at one end a rightangled disposed barb and at their other end an outwardly and downwardly nclined barb, and having fiat faces adjacent sad inclined barbs, a fiat cross piece resting on said fiat faces of the bars and having one and rigidly secured 150 011e bar and its other and adjustably secured to the other bar, s aid cross piece engaging the structure to be anchored and the pair of bars receiving said structure entirely therebebween. 10 In testimony whereof I aX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
MICHAEL F. GATELY. VVitnesses:
F. B. FERGSON, W. E. KAUEMAN.
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