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Publication numberUS1085858 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1914
Filing dateJun 1, 1911
Priority dateJun 1, 1911
Publication numberUS 1085858 A, US 1085858A, US-A-1085858, US1085858 A, US1085858A
InventorsWilliam H Fulton
Original AssigneeFulton Bell Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mixer.
US 1085858 A
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W. H. FULTON.

MIXER. APPLICATION FILED JUNEI, 1911.

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WILLIAM H. FULTON, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNGR T FITLTON-BELL COMPANY} OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW roan.

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Specification of Letters Eatent.

Patented Feb. 3, 191%.

Application filed June 1, 1911. Serial No. 630,669,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM H. FULTON, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mixers, of which the following is a full, clear, and

exact description, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

Thisinvention relates to mixers, and with regard to the more specific features thereof, to a rotary device adapted thoroughly to churnand mix beverages.

One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a simple and practical device of the above character that will be automatic in its operation and efiicient in its results.

Another object is to provide a neat an ornamental device, particularly adapted for use in mixing beverages of various kinds.

A further object is to provide a mixer that will have few parts, whereby the same is cheap to manufacture.

Other objects' will be in part obvious and in part pointed out hereinafter.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction herefollowing claims.

inafter set forth, and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the In the acco-mpanyin drawings, wherein is shown one of the various posslble embodiments, Figure 1 is an elevational view,

partly in section, showing the device in operativepositiori; Fig'. 2 is a similar View showing the device in its inoperative posi tion, resting upon the. support adapted I therefor Fi 3 is an elevational view'showv the drawings.

ing the device about to be covered over a container; and Fig. 4 is a plan view thereof.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts through the several views of Referring to the drawings more in detail, 1 represents a motor casing adapted to con ain a small 'moto-rdnot shown) receiving its power through a flexible cord 2 which passes through a handle 3 to 'a-switch box 4 at the oppositeside thereof. This switchbox is provided with two insulated binding posts or terminals 5 and 6, to which are connected the wires in the flexible cord 2. One of these binding posts 5 is provided with a resilient spring arm 7 carrying a contact 8 adapted to complete the circuit through the bmdlng post 6. The spring 7 is engaged by a pin 9 having an insulating contact portion 10 at the adjacent end adapted to be engaged at its opposite end by one of a plu ralityof spring clips 11 positioned at various pointsahout the motor casing and held in place by a band 12, as shown in Fig. 4. The lower ends of these spring clips 11 are preferably flared outwardly, whereby they may engage containers of various diameters. By reference to Fig. 1 it will be seen that when engaged by the container as shown, they are sprung outwardly, thereby relieving the pressure on the pin 9 which permits the spring switch arm 7 ,to close the circuit and thus start the motor. A spindle 13 is connected with the motor and carries at its lower end a rotary-stirring means or agitator 14 positioned near the lower part of the container adapted to thoroughly churn and mix the liquid contained therein as it rotates. Surrounding the spindle 13 and secured to the lower part of the casing 1 is a conical shaped member 15 adapted to seal the container when the device is in operative relation thereto. It will be noted that when using a glass of slightly smaller diameter, and which would naturally be of less height, this conical member 15 would prevent the stirring means 14 from contacting with the bottom of the glass. In other words, whether using a large or small glass,"

the stirring means would be held in substantially the same relative position to the bot- .tom thereof to most 'efilciently mix the beverage and also prevent the lower endstriking the bottom or the glass and breaking the same. v

In Fig. 2, in which the device is shown in inoperative position, there is shown .provided therefor a hollow support 16, preferably of ornamental metal, having a wide and substantial base so that it will not easily tip over, and a relatively narrow top which will not contact with the spring clips 11, or if contacting therewith, will not movethe clips suificiently to close thecircuit at the points 7 and 8. This support 16 may be filled with Water to rinse the stirring claims is intend the shape of the vortex.

means after each operation, if desired, although, as the same is generally smooth, it will be substantially free from any mixed liquid after each operation.

The operation and manner of using a device of this character is substantially as follows: The container or glass, as shown in Fig. 1, is first nearly filled with the ingredients to be mixed, and the mixer is gripped by the handle 3 by the operator and removed from its holder 16 and lowered over the glass to the position shown in Fig. 1. Before it assumes this position, however, the spring clip 11 has been forced outwardly to release the pin 9, whereby the switch is automatically closed, and the motor started almost as soon as the stirring means touches the liquid. As the agitator revolves at a very high rate of speed it forms-a vortex in the surface of the liquid, the outer edge of which creeps up the side of the glass, and should the glass be filled too full, would probably overflow if it were not for the conical sealing member 15, which conforms to The device may be left in this position for twenty or thirty seconds to mix the ingredients thoroughly, al-

though if desired it may be moved slowly up and down, still retaining the clips around the outer surface of vthe glass, which will perhaps more quickly mix the liquid. 0n removing the device from the glass it is placed over the receptacle or support 16, which catches any drip there may be from the agitator 14, and also holds the same in convenient position for further operation. It is thus seen that this invention provides a simple and practical device accomplishing, among others, all the objects and advantages above set forth.

As many changes could be made in the above construction and many apparently widely different embodiments of this invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that allmatter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. It is also to be understood that the langua e used in the following and specific features of the invention herein described and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter of lan guage, might be said to fall therebetween.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A. freely movable device of the character describedcombinin'g a motor, a stirrer operatively connected therewith, and means for starting and stopping the'motor as the device is moved into and out of operative relation to the receptacle containing liquid to be mixed.

to cover all of the generic 2. .A freel movable device of the character describe combining a motor, a stirrer operatively connected therewith, and means for automatically closing and opening the motor-circuit as the device is moved into and out of operative relation to the receptacle containing the liquidito be mixed.

' 3. In adevice of the character described, in combination, a motor, a rotary stirring means adapted to be actuated thereby, a switch in the motor circuit, and means for closing and opening the switch asthe same is brought into and out of operative position with relation to a container of the liquid to be mixed, comprising a spring clip secured to the motor at one end and having its opposite end adapted to engage the container.

4. In a device of the character described, in combination, a motor, a rotary stirring means adapted to be actuated thereby, a switch in the motor circuit, means *for closing and opening the switch as the device is brought into and out of operative position wit-h relation to a container of the liquid to be mixed, comprising a spring clip secured to the motorat one end and having the opposite end adapted to engage the container, and means associated with said motor for sealing the container when the device is placed in opera-tiverelation therewith.

5. In a device of the character described, in combination, a motor, a casing inclosing said motor, spring clips secured to said casing at various points about its periphery, and a switch adapted tobe closedor openedby one of said clips as the device is moved into and out of operative relation to a container of theliquid tobe mixed.

6. In a device of the character described, in combination, a motor, a casing inclosing said motor, spring clips secured to said cas ing at various points about its periphery, a switch adapted to be closed or opened by one of said clips as the device is moved into and out of operative relation to a container. of the liquid to be mixed, and means associated with said casing adapted to seal the container when the device is placed in operative relation thereto.

7. In a device of the character described, in combination, a motor, a casing inclosing said motor, spring means secured to said casing at various points about its periphery, a switch adapted to be closed or opened by one of said means as the device is moved into and out of operative relation to a container of the liquid to be mixed, and a conical member positioned onthe under side of said casing adapted to seal the container when the device is placed in operative relation thereto.

8. In a device of the character described, in combination, a motor, a stirring means adapted to be actuated thereby, a casing in closing said motor, a handle whereby the thereto,

motor may be conveniently moved, a band running about said casing, a plurality of clips secured by said band adapted to engage the outer wall o-ta'container when the device is placed in operative relation there to, and a switch in the motor circuit adapted to be closed and opened by one of said clips as the device is moved into and out of oper ative relation to the container.

9. In a device of the character described, in combination, a motor, a stirring means adapted to be actuated thereby, a casing inclosing said motor, a handle whereby the motor may be conveniently moved, a band running about said casing, a plurality of clips secured by said band adapted to engage the outer wall of a container when the device is placed in operative relation a switch in the motor circuit adapted to be closed and opened by one of said clips as the device is moved into and out of operative relation to the container, and means for sealing the container when the device is in operative position.

10. In a device of the character described, in combination, a motor, a stirring means adapted to be actuated thereby, a casing in closing said motor, a handle 'whereby the. motor may be conveniently moved, holding means about said casing, a plurality of clips secured by said means adapted to engage the outer wall of a container when the device is placed in operative relation thereto, to beclosed and opened by one of said clips as the device is moved into and out of operative relation to the container, said casing having a conical bottom.

11. In a device of the character described,

in combination, a motor, a stirring means adapted to be actuated thereby, a casing inclosing said motor, a handle whereby the motor may be conveniently moved, a band running about said casing, a plurality of clips secured by said band adapted'to engage-the outer wall of a container when the device is placed in operative relation thereto, a switch in the motor circuit adapted to be closed and opened-by one of said clips as the device is moved into and out of operative relation to the container, and means for sealing the container when the device is in operative position, comprising and a switch in the motor circuit adapted,

a conical member through which said stirring means passes.

12. In a device of the character described, in combination, amotor, a rotary stirring means adapted to be-actuated thereby, a casing for said motor, a cord containing the circuit wires for said motor, a switch mounted upon the casing of said motor, comprising a stationary contact and a flexible contact, and means permitting said flexible contact to move to close the circuit when the device is placed in operative relation to a container of the liquid to be mixed, said means comprising a spring clip secured at one end of the casing of said motor and adapted to be engaged by the container near its opposite end.

18. In a device of the character described, in combination, a motor, a stirring means adapted to be actuated thereby, a switch for said motor, comprising a stationary contact and a resilient contact insulated from said casing, a pin engaging said resilient contact, and a spring clip engaging said pin to hold the resilient contact out ofengagement with the stationary contact, said spring clip adapted to be moved out of engagement with said pin when the device is placed in operative of the liquid to' be mixed.

14. A freely movable device of the character described, combining a motor, stirring means operatively connected therewith, means for closing the circuitto actuate the stirring means as the device is lowered over the container of the liquid to be mixed, and means for sealing the container while the liquid is being agitated.

15. A freely movable device of the character described, combining a motor, a flexible cord for conveying connected therewith, stirring means adapted to be driven by said motor, and means for closing and opening the motor-circuit as the device is moved into and out of operative relation with the container of the liquid-to bemixed.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.

WILLIAM H. FULTON.

Witnesses:

ROYAL W. FRANCE,

.PAUL A. BLAIR,

relation to a container-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification366/251
Cooperative ClassificationB01F7/1695