|Publication number||US1115994 A|
|Publication date||Nov 3, 1914|
|Filing date||Mar 6, 1913|
|Priority date||Mar 6, 1913|
|Publication number||US 1115994 A, US 1115994A, US-A-1115994, US1115994 A, US1115994A|
|Inventors||Edward C Williams|
|Original Assignee||Edward D Moeng|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (1), Classifications (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
E. 0. WILLIAMS. APPARATUS FOR CLEANING ELEGTROTYPB GASTS AND TYPE FORMS. APPLICATION FILED MAR. 6, 1913.
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'E. O. WILLIAMS.- APPARATUS FOR CLEANING ELEGTROTYPE GASTS AND TYPE FORMS. APPLICATION FILED MAB. 6, 1913.
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nrrnnnrus ron CLEANING EL-EoTno'rYPE-cAs'rs we TYPE-FORMS.
Toall whom it may concern:
a citizen of the lUnited .Sta'tes,.and resident of Chicago, county'ofCook, and State of. Illinois, lhave invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus for; Cleaning zElectrotypeeGasts .and (Type- Forms, of which the following is a.speci-, fication and which are illustrated in :the accompanying drawings, iforming a part. thereof. H I The invention' srelates to machines for cleaning electrotype casts and type forms and its object istouprovidea simple yeteflicient and inexpensive [device of this character. a
The invention :is fully zhereinafter jde-i scribed, and is exemplified vin the accom-% panying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of:the --ma i. chine, some partsbeing broken away to show internal construction Fig. 2 is a :detailplan" view q thereof with a portionof the cover broken away; Fig' 3 is a vertical central section of the machine; and Fig. A isazdetail plan section on the line of Figq3.
The machine comprises abox-likeflcasing 10, here shown as being square inform, mounted uponstandards, as l1, 12,,.an:d be; ing provided with a door 13 preferably; hinged at its upper edge to the top 14 of the casing, the upper portion of the casing at the side at which the door is located-being preferably cut back a short distance in order that when the door is closed it may be inclined.
A shelf 15 projects from the side of the casing to which the door is applied, its upper face being upon a level with the bottom of the door. opening in order that a plate, which may rest upon the shelf, may be pushed forward into the casing without interruption.
A revolving table 16 is located within the casing and is preferably square in form, its upper face being on the same level as the upper surface of the shelf 15. The table 16 is carried by a shaft 17 stepped in a suitable box 18 depending from the bottom 19 of the casing, the upper end of the shaft being journaled in a box 20 carried by a spider 21 formed on the bottom of the casing.
A' beveled gear 22 is mounted upon the shaft .17 immediately below the box 20, and meshes with a beveled pinion 23 carried by Specification of Letters Patent.
provide ample space forthe gear 22 aihorizontalsshaftfl journaled iILBAbOX 25 nountedupon the bottom of the casing, and
in,a;boX;26 inone ofits sidewalls. ".Upon the .outer end of .7 the shaft -2& there is mounteda pulley 27 driven by abelt 28 running'over a pulley29 carried by a shaft :30,v
,upon ,Whichis vmounted a gear wheel .31
meshing Witl1..a.pini0n 32 fixed uponthe shaft of .a, motor .33. NVhileI have shown an electric motor for driving the machine, which.
is carried; by the frame ofthemachine, itis. obvious that power may a be applied to the pulley 27 from. anyaother source.
.A horizontal pipe3 l proj ngathronghflone of its side-wallsand extends, substantially to. the opposite. wall, and
is locatedjabovelthetable 16. This pipeis provided with a longitudinal series of small apertures. :35, which deliver obliquely downward, as. indicated by the arrows appearing inzFigs. 2 and 3. The pipe 34: is provided with-a valve, as represented at 36, and. is in-v tended .to deliver :to the .machinesteam, water, or otherfluidwhich it may be desired to: use :as .thecleansing. agent.
.In .orjdertoprovide for the drainage of fluid from the machine,.the bottom. of the casinglO is preferably centrally apertured, as shown at 37,, this aperture serving also to increasing the depth ofthe casing. A funnel-shaped hood 38 is secured to the bottom ofthe casing 10, and incloses the aperture 37, and serves as a receptacle for receiving the cleansing fluid dripping from the table.
A drain faucet 39 is fixed in the hood 38 at its lower end and provides for the intermit- Patented Nov. 3,1914. a ic tion filed m 6, 1 91 s. SeriaI NO. 752,522. i i
ects. into thecaswithout tent or constant drainageof'the latter, as
may be desired. The hood 38 alsoserves as a support for the shaft 17, the boX 18 being fixed within its lower end.
A plate is inserted into the casing by slidin it over the surface of the shelf 15 upon the table 16. The door 13 being now closed, power is applied to rotate the plate at such speed as may be desired, and the cleansing fluid is turned on by opening the valve 36. The cleansing fiuidis delivered upon the plate through the apertures 35, those located on one side of its center being delivered upon it as it approaches, and those on the other side of the center being delivered upon the plate as it recedes. By this arrangement all sides of-the upstanding characters are thoroughly. cleansed. The
cleansing operation having been continued a sufiicient length of time to thoroughly remove the ink or other substance which may be upon the plate, the motor is stopped and the plate is removed in the same manner in which it was inserted, and may afterward be dried by any suitable means. 1
The revolution of the plate may be continued after the cleansing fluid has been cut ofi, for the purpose of removing any liquid or other substance which may be upon the face of the plate, by centrifugal action.
. l/Vhile the pipe for delivering the cleansing fluid upon the plate is shown as entering through :one of the side Walls of the-casing,
I do not desire to be limited to this arrangement, as the pipe may enter the casing at any convenient point. Neither do I desire to be limited to the precise arrangement or form of the discharge orifices for delivering the cleansing fluid upon the plate. The invention is of sufiicient scope to include any apparatus by which means are provided for discharging the cleansing fluid upon a plate 7 vand causing the relative rotation in parallel planes of the plate and the pipe or nozzle from which the fluid is discharged.
I claim as my invention a 1. In a machine of the class described, in
combination, a casing having a centrally apertured dished floor plate and a lateral door, the bottom of the door opening being above the level of the margins of the floor plate, a depending funnel shaped hood having its rim secured against the underside of the floor plate about the aperture thereof, a shaft stepped in the bottom of the hood,
combination, a revolving type supporting table, a pipe for conveying a cleansing fluid extending over the table and having discharge orifices directed obliquely toward the table, the relative arrangement of the table and orifices being such that fluid is discharged from certain of the orifices in the direction of movement of that part of the table upon which it falls and from other orifices against the direction of movement of that part of the table upon which it falls.
3. In a machine of the class described, in
combination, a movable type supporting table, and means for directing streams of a cleansing fluid obliquely toward the table, the relative arrangement of the table and fluid directing means being such that the fluid flows in one of the streams in the direction of movement of that part of the table uponwhich itxfalls and in another stream against the direction of movement of that part of the table upon which it falls.
EDWARD O. WILLIAMS.
LOUIS K. GILLsoN, E. D. MOENG.
Gopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of latents,
Washington, D. 0. r I i
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