US 1013051 A
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J. T. H. PAUL.
BOTTLE CARRIER. APPLIGATION FILED MAR. 22, 1911.
1.,G13,051; Patnted Dec. 26, 1911.
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J. T. H.- PAUL. BOTTLE CARRIER. APPLIGATIONFILED MAR. 22,1911;
Patented Dec. 26, 1911.
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JOHN T. PAUL, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO E. GOLDMAN & COMPANY,
INCORPORATED, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, .A. CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 26, 1911.
Application filed March 22, 1911. Serial No. 616,217.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN T. H. PAUL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Bottle-Carriers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improvement in the construction of carriers for supporting in inverted position bottles on a conveyer traversing cleansing means in a machine for washing the bottles and soaking 01f theirlabels. Such a machine forms the subject of my pending application for Letters Patent Serial N 0. 579,470, filed August 29, 1910; and I have devised my present improvement more particularly for use therein to attain the advantages hereinafter pointed out.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a broken section on line 1, Fig. 2, illustrating so much of my aforesaid machine as is necessary to show the operative connection of my improved bottle-carrier; Fig. 2 is a broken sectional plan view of the showing in Fig. 1, but without the bottles in the carrier and the stop-shield over the path of the bottles; Fig. 3 is a section on line 3, Fig. 2, and Fig. 4: is a section on the irregular line 14, Fig. 1.
The base of my improved carrier is formed of two parallel bars 5, 5 secured together by spacinganembers 6 at intervals and embracing at their opposite ends similar metal blocks 7, 7 provided with forward and rear recessed faces 8 and 9 and having arms 10 extending perpendicularly from them and terminating in perforate heads 11 which project outwardly at right angles to the arms. A frame 12, comprising a pair of diverging side-members i3, 13 connected by a cross-member 14: with eyes 15, 15 at the junctions, embraces each block 7 at the 2onverging relatively-wide ends of the members 13, where they are let into the recessed faces, and they and the blocks are rigidly secured to the bars by bolts 16 passed through them. Only one end of the carrier is illustrated in the drawings, but both ends, as will be understood, are similarly equipped with the recessed arm-carrying blocks and frames 12. The two end-frames 12 are connected at their eyes 15 'by parallel reinforcing-rods 17 and 18, which may be riveted at their projecting ends, and which assist in staypockets are bolted.
ing peculiar bottle-pockets 19, as hereinafter explalned. These pockets are all alike, each belng formed of two similar sections. Each section is a casting consisting of an arcshaped, approximately semi-circular band 20 terminating at one end in an eye 21 and having bulging ribs 22 extending from onehalf of the arc and converging to a head 23 presenting an internally rounded surface, with. a leg 24 projecting from its outer end; and from the outer face of the rib 22, diametrically opposite the eye 21, projects similarly an eye 21 To form a pocket.
19, two of the sections are arranged be: tween the bars 5 with corresponding ends of their hands 20 in meeting relation, and their legs are bolted to the inner face of a base-bar 5. In this way a series of the pockets is provided on the carrier-base with the successive bands 20 inabutting relation to each other, thereby bringing their eyes 21 in o alinement for passing the rod 18 through all of them and their eyes 21 into alinement for passing through them the rod 17, when, with the ends of the rods projecting through the frame-eyes 15 their ends may be riveted, as hereinbefore mentioned. Similar nozzle-devices 25, one for Each pocket, are supported on the carrierase. consisting of a hollow head 26 tapering externally at one end from which a jet-tube 27 extends, the head having four wings 28 projecting from its tapering end to surround =the tube and provided with notches 29 in their free ends to' afford a seat about the tube for the neck-end of an inverted Each of these devices is a casting bottle 80; and'two of the wings are formed with lateral perforated extensions or feet 31, through which to rivet the nozzle-devices to the inner face the bar' 5 to which the The positions of the nozzle-deviceslrelative to the pockets is such as to register the tubes 27 with the centers of the ring-like outer ends of the pockets.
As explained in my aforesaid application, the tank (not herein shown) has sets of jetpipes 32 supported to extend across it at intervals for jetting the washing liquid contained in the tank into and against the outer surfaces of bottles presented to them intermittently in inverted position. It is for handling the bottles, and particularly those equipped with so-called patent stoppers 33 (Figs. 1 and 3), to better advantage in stoppers referred to,
the machine that I have devised my present improved carrier. A track, one rail of which is represented at 34,, is supported to extend lengthwise about the tank, and upon these rails endless chains, a portion of one of which is shown at 35, are caused to travel intermittently, the chains carrying rollers 36 at intervals to ride on the track. Corresponding links of the chains have perforated ears 37 extending inwardly from them for riveting thereto, as represented at 38 in Fig. 1, the heads 11 of the carriers, whereby the latter are disposed on chains ofthe conveyer, which they form, at uniform intervals apart to adapt them to present the inverted bottles with which they are loaded, and the nozzle-devices 25 to successive sets of the jets on the pipes 32 by each intermittent movement of the conveyer. A shield 39 extends over the path of the bottles above the tank to afi'ord a stop to the bottles and defleclt water from the nozzles back into the tan r.
4 The more important objects of my improvement in the construction of the carrier are to render it simple and strong and adapt the pockets to guide to their seats about the tubes 28 the bottle-necks smoothly without breaking them; while the open or ribless side of the pocket peculiarl adapts it for bottles provided with the patent since-it is devoid of any obstruction that would tend to catch the porcelain stopper in removing from the pocket a bottle provided therewith.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- 1. A bottle-carrier for the purpose set :forth, comprising, in combination, a base provided on its ends with means for con necting it with conveyer -chains, a series of bottle-pockets secured to the base, each composed of sections consisting of arc-shaped bands provided with eyes on their opposite ends, internally-rounded heads and spaced bulging'ribs converging toward the heads and connecting therewith said bands, said .pockets being open on one side of the carrier, rods extending through the ears on opposite sides of the bands and connecting the pocket-forming sections together, and nozzle-devices secured to the base to register centrally with the pockets and provided with bottle-neck seats.
2. A bottle-carrier for the purpose set forth, comprising, in combination, a base formed of parallel spaced bars with blocks and frames secured' between them at their ends, and arms on the blocks by which to connect the carrier with conveyer-chains, a series of bottle-pockets formed of sections extending from between said bars and provided on their outer ends with eyes, said pockets being open on one side of the carrier, rods connecting said frames along opposite sides of the pocket-series and passing through said eyes to connect the pocketforming sections, and nozzle-devices secured to the base to extend from between the bars thereof in central registration with the pockets and provided with bottle-neck seats.
3. A bottle-carrier for the purpose set forth, comprising, in combination, a base formed of parallel spaced bars and provided on its ends with means for connecting the carrier with conveyer-chains, frames on the ends of said base, a series of bottle-pockets each composed of sections consisting of outer arcshaped bands provided with eyes on their opposite ends, inner heads and spaced bulging ribs converging toward the heads and.
connecting therewith the'bands, and feet on B the heads at which said sections are secured to the inner face of a base-bar, said pockets being wholly open on one side of the carrier, rods connecting said frames along opposite sides of the pocket-series and passing through said eyes to connect .the pocket-, forming sections, and nozzle-devices secured to the inner face of a base-bar to extend in central registration with the pockets and provided with bottle-neck seats.
JOHN T. H. PAUL. In presence of- A. Z. TnonIEN, R. A. SCHAEFER.