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Charles Clifford Crockett Invention

Below is an invention of Charles Clifford Crockett, son of Samuel Kelly Crockett and Sarah Elizabeth Hackney and brother of this blog’s Vera Crockett. He married Dena Montgomery, child of James Montgomery and Ellen Nott, and had children Luther and Clydene.

Sept. 30, 1930.

C. C CROCKETT 1,777,197

PORTABLE CABLE REEL Original Filed Aug. 24, 1928 3 Sheets-Sheet 2



Sept. 30, 1930.

c. c. Crockett 1,777,197

PORTABLE CABLE REEL Original Filed Aug. 24 1928 3 Sheets-Sheet 3




Attorney Patented Sept. 30, 1930



Application filed August 24, 1028, Serial Ho. 301,916. Renewed April 23, 1930.

This invention relates to an improved portable cable reel structure designed principally for use in oil well fields for reeling and unreeling cables, wires, and the like, whereby 8 to permit the convenient stretching of wire, or reeling of a cable for extracting tools, rods, and other equipment from wells.

The invention has more particular reference to a reel structure which is constructed 10 to be mounted on a suitable automobile or truck chassis, the arrangement being such that the reel is permitted to receive rotary power from the rear wheel of an automobile, when said wheels are jacked up. 16 Briefly, the invention embodies a swingably mounted frame, mounted on the vehicle chassis, this frame carrying the winding reel and friction driven pulley, the arrangement being such that the pulleys can be moved 20 into and out of frictional contact with the vehicle wheels through the medium of a system of levers and operating devices to be manually controlled by an operator.

The principal object is to produce a structure of this type which is characterized by compactness and convenience of arrangement of parts, so organized and cooperating as to provide a structure which can be conveniently manipulated, and which will ful30 fill the requirements of a reel of this class, equally as well as the more expensive and complicated reel structures known to me.

Other features and advantages and objects will become more readily apparent from the 35 following description and drawings. In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a side view of a portion of the vehicle frame and supporting wheel, with 40 the improved reel structure associated therewith.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the reel supporting frame, and operating means therefor.

45 Figure 3 is a side elevational view of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is an end view of the frame and reels mounted thereon.

Figure 5 is a rear elevational view of the so frame structure showing the manner in which it is connected with the rear axle housing of the vehicle.

Figure 6 is a detail view of the operating lever and the rock shaft associated with one of said levers.

Figure 7 is an end elevational view of one end of the rotary wheel structure showing the sectional friction drive pulley or wheel.

Figure 8 is a sectional view of one end portion of the reel per se. Source


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