Improvement in tinning and galvanizing wire
US 101264 A
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PETERS. PNDTOLITMOGRAPHER. WAININGTON. D, C.
EDWIN H. HIL-L, 0E WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS.
Letters Patent No. 101,264, dated March. 29, 1870.
IMPROVEMENT IN TINNING' AND GALVANIZING- WIRE.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, EDWIN H. HILL, of Worcester, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and valuable Improvement in the Mode of Tinning and Galvanizing Wire and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of' the construction and operation ofi-he same, reference being had to the annexed drawings making a part of this specification, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon.
Figure 1 of the drawings is a top view of my improved apparatus.
Eigure 2 is a central vertical-longitudinal section of the same.
My invention relatesto means for tinning or galvanizing wire, and consists in the construction and novel arrangement of devices whereby the -wire can be cleaned, dipped, and drawn in one and the same operation, thus saving much time, labor', and expense.
The letter A of the drawings designates the acidbox filled with muriate of zinc or other suitable preparation. Within this box is placeda reel, e, of wire, arranged 'to revolve freely.
B designates thebath of tin or other metal, kept sufeiently fullv tc .submerge the wire a as it passes under the grooved roller C, rotating freely in journal seats lixed at thesides ofthe bath. The wire passes ont of vthe metal bath in an upwardly-inclined direction over the roller D, Thus any superduity of metal upon the wire will run back into the bath.
rIhe wire may be passed through several baths if it be thought necessary in the same operation.
Alter passing over the roller D the wire runs under the grooved roller E, whereby it is kept under flowing water from the pipe 11 in the box G.
The waste-pipes which carry olf the water from the water-box are marked d d.
The wire now passes through the die H and around the drawing-cylinder K, which may be rotated by any suitable means. Y Two tubs or acid-hoses, A, are generally employed, in order that, when the reelv attached to the drawingcylinder is nearly run out, the other reel may be connected by binding the ends together. Thus the trouble of introducing the end of the fresh reel under and over the different rollers will be avoided. W'hen the bent ends get to the die they will pull apart, and the end of the new wire should be pointed and passed through the die. A
IVhatI claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
l. The apparatus herein described for tinning or galvanizing wire, consisting of the tubs A, with reels e, metal ybath B, with submerging-roller C, and shedding-rollerD, runnng-waterbath G, die H, and drawing-cylinder K, when combined, constructed, and arranged to operate substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
2. In wire-tinning or galvanizing apparatus, the metal bath B, having suhmerging-roller O, and shedding-roller D, as specified.
3. rIhe running-water bath G, having submergingroller E and pipes b and d, constructed and arranged to operate in combination with a metal bath for tinning or ga-lvanizing wire, as specified.
4. In wire-tinning apparatus, the acid-box A, with reel c, when constructed and arranged to operate as specified.
In testimony that I claim the above, I have hereunto subscribed my name in-the'presence of two witnesses.
EDWIN H. HILL.