Cable-reel for haulage mechanism.

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D. T. FISHER. CABLE REEL FOR HAULAGE MECHANISM. APPLICATION r1131) SEPT. 25. 1907. RENEWED NOV.8, 1911. 1,1 1 3,974. Patented Oct. 20, 1914. 2 SHEETS-SHEET l1 lT la/ THE NORRIS PETERS (10.. PHOTO-LITHO.. WASHING I'C'N. D. c. Patented' 001. 20, 1914. 2 SHEBTS$HEET 2. D. T. FISHER. CABLE REEL FOR HAULAGE MECHANISM. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 25. 1907. RENEWED NOV.8, 1911. W woewtoz 4% abfomm Ill I umllllm-v, THE NORRIS PETERS C0.. PHqTU-LITHQ. WASHINGTON. D. C. UNITED STATES PArENT OFFICE. DUDLEY r. FISHER, or COLUMBUS, oHIo, ASSIGNOR, BY MEsNE AssrGNMENrs, To run JEFFREY MANUFACTURING COMPANY, A ooaronnrron or OHIO. CABLE-REELFOR HAULAGE ECHANISM. Specification of Letters l atent. J Oct 20, 1914. Application filed September 25, 1907, Serial No. 394,508. Renewed November 8, 1911. Serial No. 659,245. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that L DUDLEY T. FISHER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Columbus, in the county ofFranklin and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and-useful Improvements in Cable-Reelsfor Haulage Mechanism, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing. This inventlon relates to improvements in draft or haulage mechanism for electriclo comotives of the sort employedfor pulllng from one point to another cars which'are not provided with their own engines ormotors. For example, in coal mines relatively small cars are used which, while being loaded are separated from each "other and" scat tered over more or less of the mine, one in oneroom or at one loading point andothcrs at others. The older plan, where animal power was used, was to hauleach of these cars singly by an animal from the room, after it had been loaded, to a collecting point where a number of the cars were coupled together to form a train ory tripi Since the introduction of electric power use has been made for this purpose of gathering locomotives, each having a reel with an electric cable thereon, the terminal of which can be connected electrically to a currentsupplying wire, so that as the car moves away from the source of supply, the cable on the reel will maintain a continuity of electric conductors to the motor. In using this apparatus, the locomotive is itself run into the rooms successively and coupled to the isolated loaded cars and thereafter hauls these to the gathering point. Under many circumstances these gathering locomotlves with cable reels cannotjbe used to advan tage, particularly where the mine roof is; fastened by a key 4 to this base in such a way that it is held firmly against rotation. low or wherethe track has been hastily constructed, as the branch tracks frequently are which extend from the entry into the room. The present invention relates to an apparatus adapted to be attached to an ordinary locomotive and of such nature that the locomotive can remain in the, entry or at some distant point and yet the loaded car can be hauled by power toward it while it remains stationary. The object of the invention is to provide improved structural features and an improved arrangement of parts. I V A further object is to provide improved friction lining 5 betweenyit and this resting upon the base 3. reel. I 1 Figure 1*1sa top plELI'I VIBW of a mining locomotive embodying my improvements, some of the parts beingindicated conventionally. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the means for controlling the operation of the 1 same. Fig. 8 is a view showing the reel and a its power transmitting devices, in vertical central section and showing an electric motor partly in outlineand partly in section. Fig, 41s a side'elevation of the motor'and reel. Fig. 5 is a horizontal section on the line n w, Fig. 3. i A indicates a car, an electric locomotive of the kind used in coal mines being selected for thepurpose of illustration Its wheels Bare fitted to the'track railsi Its body is formed of a heavy cast frame having the side parts C, C and the end connecting parts D, D. Many of the parts of the car or 1000- [motive are indicated conventionally by dotted lines. At E the electric motor is situatedin the spacebetween the twoaxles b, b This motor is geared toone of the axles in any suitable way, and by preference the aXles are geared together or connected by chains and sprockets. At F there is a chamber orspace left for the motorman and for the parts which he is called upon to manipulate frequently, such as the wheel of the controller at G and the hand wheel of the brake mechanism at At the end ofthe locomotive opposite to that where the motorman is placed I arrange a reel forthe haulage cable. This is indicated by 1 and ismounted on a vertically arranged shaft 2. This shaft is secured to a base 3 which is in the form of a strong barextending across from one of the side elements C of the car body to the other, and firmly bolted thereto. The shaft 2 is The reel 1 can rotate loosely and freely around this shaft when it is disengaged from theother parts. The reel has an antithe shaft 2, 16 indicates a hublike part for the reel or sleeve is secured, or with it is formed a gear wheel9.- e a a p 11 is a spur gear wheel mounted loosely on the shaft2 above the reel hub. This gear wheel ll is of a slightly larger diameter than the wheel 9, and has one more tooth, for a purpose to be described. With this wheel are combined devices for looking it to the shaft 2 and holding it stationary. To accomplish this the wheel itself may be provided with a clutch-element, preferably by formingjaws or teeth 24L upon its upper side. With this clutch-element a mow able element such as a pin or cross-bar 18 can engage, it extending through slots 19 in the shaft ;2 and being. movable into and out of engagement with the jaws or teeth 24:. To so move it,.use ismade'of the rod 21 connected to the clutch pin 18 and extending downward through the shaft 2. At the lower end the rod is connected to a belllever 22 from which there extends an operating rod 23 to the motormans end of the car. i The shaft 2, at its upper end, supports the field frame 25 of the motor 8. The armature 26 is supported by the collar 6 on the shaft 2 and revolves freely on suitable antifriction bearings. 15 is a sleeve or cylinder secured to the under-side of the armature-and extending downward therefrom. From the cylinder there extend still farther downward arms 27, which, at their lower ends carry a ring 28 concentric with the shaft 2. This ring is formed with a number of bearings 29 andin each of these is mounted a shaft 12. 7 Each shaft 12 carries two pinions 13 and 1 1. These pinio-ns differ slightly in size, the upper one having the smaller diameter, but have the same number of teeth. The pin 1. ions 13 mesh with the wheel 11, and those at 14 mesh'with the wheel 9. When the ar mature is revolved the pinion shafts 12 are rotated bodily around the shaft 2 and if the wheel 11 is stationary, that is, locked to the shaft 2, it will be seen that rotary motion will be transmitted from the armature to the reel and that the speed of. the latter will be greatly reduced relativeto that of the former. The gear chamber inside of the cylindrical part of the reel is closed at the top by the flange 30 on the cylinder 15, and by the cover plate 31 secured to the top of the reel. This chamber can be filled with oil and perfect lubrication of the relatively moving surfaces can be effected. The haulage cable 32 may be taken off from the reel 1 at any angle but I prefer to pass it over vertical and horizontal guide rollers 33, 34 and thence to the opposite end of the locomotive where I provideguide sheaves,'35, 36, which permit said cable to be taken off for draft purposes at a great variety of angles. Thevmanner of using an apparatus of the kind above described will be readily understood. The locomotive is stopped in the mine entry in such position that the motorman can look through the passage-way of the mouth into the room. His assistant, the trip-rider takes the end of the cable and carries it into the room and couples it to the car to be drawn out. The motorman first by the draw-rod 23 and the rod 21 disengages the clutch-pin 18 from clutch-jaws 24 allowing the reel to freely rotate. After the end of the cable is coupled to the car the motorman can, by means of the rod 23 and the rod 21, thrust the clutch pin 18 into engagement with the gear wheel 11. He then startsthe motor 8 and the reel is caused to wind up the cable and draw the car from the room to the track in the entry. When a loaded car is sufliciently close to the locomotive the latter is set in motion by means of its motor E and the loaded car is drawn to the point where the trains or trips of several cars are made up. I do not herein claim the arrangement of themotor, the reel and the cable guide devices with respect to the locomotive as a whole as these features are presented and claimed in my co-pending application for locomotives with haulage cable mechanisms, Serial No. 393,829, filed September 20, 1907. lVhat I claim is: 1. The combination of a shaft, a reel rotatable about the shaft and provided with a central chamber containing the shaft, a gear wheel in the said chamber connected to the reel and rotatable therewith, a second gear of different diameter from the first mounted stationarily within the chamber co-axially -with the first gear, a shaft parallel to the reel axis and revoluble bodily around it, 5 gear wheels on the said parallel shaft meshing respectively with the two aforesaid gear wheels, a support and driver for the shaft ,located partly within the chamber and ex- }tending axially to a point outside thereof, and means for applying power to the said 5 support and driver to cause the bodily movement of the parallel shaft about the reel axis. 2. The combination with a cable reel and a vertically arranged stationary shaft about which it is rotatable, of a motor mounted on the shaft at the upper end thereof above the reel with its armature rotatable about the axis of the shaft, a stationary gear wheel the upper end thereof, and poweritransmit- 5. The combination with a verticallyar ranged shaft, and a reel jmounted for rotation about the said shaft and having an enlarged central chamber having tight bottom and side walls for the retention of lubricant, of powertransmittingv and speed re ducing gearing in the said lubricant chamber, means entering said chamber at the'top for suspending some of the said gearing, and means for applying power to'the gearing through the said suspending means. 6. A cable reeling mechanism comprising in combination a fixed hollow shaft, a reel rotatably mounted upon said shaft having an interior gear chamber, a motor mounted upon the shaft with one of its elements rotatable about the axis thereof, a reduction gearing interposed between the said rotatable motor element and the reel and mounted within the said gear chamber about the said fixed shaft, aclutch mechanism for said reduction gearing at one end of the reel, and an operating rod extending coaxially through the said reel and within the hollow shaft to the other end of the said 8. In a cable winding mechanism, I the combination of a vertical mast, a reel rota-y table about the axis of the mast and provided with an inner chamber concentric therewith, a motor mounted on the mast above the reel and arranged with one of its elementsrotatable about the axis thereof, and power transmitting mechanism between the motor and the reel comprising gearing located within the chamber and capable of driving the reel at a speed different from that of the rotatable element of the motor. 9. In a cable winding mechanism, the combination of a reel mountedforrotation about a vertical axis and provided with a chamber concentric with the axis, a motor mounted above the reel with one of its elements rotatable about the reel axis, an annular gear framepositioned in the chamber and connected with the rotatable element of the motor, and gearing mounted on the'said gear frameand serving to cause rotation of the reel at a speed different from that of the gear frame and the rotatable; motor element. y a e y 10. In a cable winding mechanism, the combination of a vertical non-rotatable mast, a reel rotatable about the mast and providedwith a chamber concentricthere with, a gear wheel mounted in the chamber co-axially with the mast, means for securing the gear wheel to the mast to hold it against rotation, a gear wheel secured] to the reel within the chamber, connecting gearing in the chamber meshing with the two said gear wheels, and means for bodily movmgthe said connectinggearing to cause the rotation of the reel. 11. In a cable winding mechanism, the combination of a vertical non-rotatable mast, a reel rotatable about the mast and provided with a chamberconcentric therewith, agear wheel mounted in the chamber co-axially with the ;mast,-means for securing the gear wheel to the" masteto hold it againstrotation, agear wheel secured to the reel within the chamber, connecting gearing in the chamber meshing with the two said gear wheels, amotor mounted on the upper end of'the mast, and a connection between I the; motor'and the connecting gearing, whereby the connecting gearing may be moved to cause rotation of the reel. 12. In a cable winding mechanism, the combination of a vertical mast, a reel mounted for rotation about the mast, a gear wheel mounted co-axially, with the mast, a manually controllable means for locking the gear wheel to the mast to prevent rotation, a gear wheel secured to the reel, connectcombination of a vertical mast,a reel mounted for rotation about the mast, a gear wheel mounted-co-axially with the mast, a manually controllable means for locking the gear, wheel to the mast to prevent rotation, a gear wheel secured to the reel, connecting gearing 'meshing with the two said gear wheels, a motor mounted onthe upper end of the mast, and aiconnection between the motor and the connecting gearing, whereby the connect ng gearing may be moved to cause rotatlon of thereel. 14. In a cable winding mechanism, the combination of a vertical hollow mast, a reel rotatable about the mast and provided with a chamber concentric with the mast, a gear wheel rotatably mounted on the mast and provided with clutch teeth, a bar 8X' tending diametrically through the mast and adapted to engage with the said clutch teeth, a manually controllable means extending through the central opening of the mastand connected with the bar to move it into oroutof engagement with the clutch teeth, a gear wheel secured to the reel, eonnectinggearing meshing with the two said gear wheels, and means for bodily moving the connecting gearing to cause rotation of the reel. e15. Ina cable winding mechanism, the combination of a vertical hollow mast, a reel rotatable about the mast and provided with a chamber concentric with the mast, a gear wheel rotatably mounted on the mast and provided with clutch teeth, a bar extending diametrically through the mast and adapted to engage with the saidclutch teeth, a manually controllable means extending through the central opening of the mast and connected with the barvto move it into or out of engagement with the clutch teeth, a gearwheel secured to the reel, connecting gearing meshing with the two said gear wheels, a motor mounted on the upper end of the mast, and a connection between the motor and the connecting gearing, whereby the connecting gearing may be moved to cause rotation of the reel. 16. In a cable winding mechanism, the combination of a vertical mast, a reel rotatable about the mast and provided with a chamber concentric therewith, a motor mounted on the mast andprovided with an inner element rotatable about the mast, a cylindrical gear carrying frame secured to the inner rotatable element of the motor and extending downward into the said chamber, gearing carried by the frame within the chamber and serving to drive the reel, an annular outward extending flange on the cylindrical gear carrying frame, and an annular inward extending flange at the top of the chamber in the reel, the said inward extending flange overlapping the aforesaid outward extending flange. In testimony whereof I afiix my signature, in presence of two witnesses. DUDLEY T. FISHER. Witnesses: E. P. SNIVELY, R. R. DUNLOP. Copies of this patent may he obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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