TODAY’S PATENT – BEAM LOCKING MECHANISM
The BEAM LOCKING MECHANISM was invented by Bousfield Alfred on the 10th of September 1935, bearing patent number US2014277A.
This present invention generally relates to improvements in beam locking mechanisms and particularly to relatively heavy beams used on plate-fulcrum railroad track scales, as shown in my co-pending 5 application, Ser. No. 523,804, Weighing scale beam, filed March 19, 1931, of which this application is a division. The principal object of the invention is to provide means for locking and securely holding the beam in its inoperative position.
Another object is to mount the beam locking rod on pivotally connected co-acting actuating members adapted to function to raise and lower the beam locking rod. Another object is to provide manually operated mechanism for operating the locking means, which is readily controlled by the operator from the front of the scale shelf. With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel features of construction, combination of elements and arrangement of parts as hereinafter described and pointed out in the appended claims.