US 1156050 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. J. BRIERLEY. AGITATOR FOR BARRELSQ APPLIQATIO FILED MAY 26. 1914.
ami/memo HENRY J. BRIERLEY, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
AGITA-TOR FOR IBARR'ELS.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patentegl'flcf, 12, 1915,
Application filed May 26, 1914. Serial No. 841,126.
To all whom it may concern Be' it known that I, HENRY J. BRIERLEY, citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Agitators for Barrels, of which the following is a specification. r V
This invention relates to improvementsin agitators and stirrers for containers for paint or similar compounds, more particularly to paint contained in barrels and like closures, and has for one o-f its objects to improve the construction and increase the eiiiciency and utility of devices of this character. 1
Another object of the invention is to provide a simply constructed device whereby particles contained in paint or other com- .moditiesor compounds which settle to the 7 bottom of the container when undisturbed are effectually agitated and stirred and uniformly commingled with the remaining ingredients, thereby producing a unifo-rm and homogeneous mixture.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character so constructed that the initial agitation will not be clogged by the sediment when collected or deposited at one end only of the container.
\Viththese and other'objects in view the invention consists in certain novel features of construction as hereinafter shown and described and then specifically pointed out in the claims; and in the drawings illustrative of the preferred embodiment of the inventionp Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional elevation of a conventional barrel withthe improvement applied. Fig.;2 is a transverse section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
, Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
The improved device may-be applied without structural change to containers of any required form or size, but is mo-re particularly applicable to barrels and like containers, and for the purpose of illustration is shown thus applied, and in the drawings the body of the barrel is represented conventionally at 10 and the heads at 11-12.
Attached tothe interior of the head 11 is a conventional step 14 in which a shaft 15 is mounted for rotation. The shaft extends through the head 12 and is provided with a turning crank 16 externally of the head.
A suitable packing 17 is arranged in the head 12 to prevent the leakage of the icontents of the barrel.
Attached to the shaft 15 preferably :near the heads 11-12, are paddle devices 18-19 which terminate at theirends near the sides of the body 10 and are arranged to rotate with the shaft. 1
Attached to-the shaft centrally thereof is a brush head 20, preferably connected to the shaft by arms 21 and hubs '22, so that the brush partakes of the motion 'of the shaft together with the paddles 18-19. The head 20 is provided with a plurality of bristles 23, preferably of stiff flat wire. The bristles are of sufficient length so that they move in close contact with the inner face of the body 10, and are preferably of sufiicientlength so that they bear with considerable force against the inner faces of the staves of the barrel, the bristles being thus bent slightly at their free ends where they con-- Any required number, of the bristles may be employed, but generally they will be arranged in rows and a relatively large number of the bristles will be used. In ordinary tact with the barrel as illustratedjin Fig. 2.
tween the paddles 18-19, so that relatively large spaces are left between the ends of the brush head and the paddles.
hen the barrels are shipped o-r stored,
they 'are generally placed on end, and the sediment will collect or be depo sitedin the end which, for the time being, is lowest and around the adjacent paddle 18 or 19, as the case may be, but will not come in contact with the brush head 20 and the bristles 23. When the contents of the container is to be drawn 011', the latter is placed on its side with the draw faucet 13 in the position 7 shown in Fig. 1. The sediment will largely remain at the end of the container which has been downward, and when the crank 16 is actuated, the paddle 18 or 19, as the case may be, around which the sediment has settled, agitates the sediment and partly liquefies it by commingling it with the liquid portion of the contents of the container.
The barrels being formed with the body 10 converging from the center toward the ends when turned upon its side the center of the body will be the lowest point, as illustrated in Fig. 1, and a portion of the partly reduced sediment will settle in the lowest point, and in the improved device the bristles 28 are preferably located centrally of the body, or in contact with the latter at its lowest point, consequently when the shaft 15 is rotated by actuating the crank 16 the bristles will be carried through the partly reduced sediment at the bottom of the body once each time that the shaft is rotated, while the paddles 18 19 will likewise effectually agitate the paint or other compound at the ends of the body, and thus thoroughly mix and agitate the ingredients and maintain the compound at a uniform consistency. By this arrangement, the comparatively fragile bristles 28 are protected from contact with the sediment at the initial agitation, while the relatively heavy paddles 1819 receive the initial shock or pressure of the comparatively heavy mass of sediment. By this means, the bristles come in contact with the sediment only after it has been partly reduced or commingled with the liquid portion of the contents of the container, and operate to keep the contents in liquid condition after the initial reduction, as above described. The location of the brush head 20 intermediate the ends of the container, or with relatively large spaces between the ends of the brush head and the paddles, is, therefore, an important feature of the present device and adds materially to its efficiency and durability.
The improved device is applicable to any compounds which require to be agitated either continuously or at frequent intervals, especially compounds which contain ingreclients which are liable to be precipitated or -to settle to the bottom of the container, and by disposlng the container with the curved side downwardly, the sediment will naturally settle to the lowest point in position to be effectually disintegrated and disturbed by the bristles 28.
Having thus described the invention,what is claimed as new is:
1. In a device of the class described, a container downwardly sloping toward one portion, a brush including a plurality of bristles mounted for movement in engagement with said downwardly directed portion, and deflected by contact therewith, and paddle devices mounted for movement at the highest portion of the container and spaced from the bristles.
2. In a device of the class described, a container downwardly sloping toward the center, a brush including a plurality of bristles mounted for movement in engagement with said container at its lowest point, and deflected laterally by contact therewith, and paddle devices movable within said container at its highest point and spaced from the bristles.
3. In a deviceof the class described, a container, a shaft extending through said container, a brush head rotative with said shaft, bristles carried by said brush head and in constant engagement with the inner surface of said container, and paddle devices rotative with said shaft and spaced from the brush head.
a. In a device of the class described, a container, a brush rotative constantly Within the interior of said container, and paddle devices rotative within said container and spaced from said brush.
5. In a device of the class described, a container, a shaft extending through said container, a brush head rotative with said shaft and of less length than the container, bristles carried by said brush head and in constant engagement with the inner surface of said container and deflected laterally by contact therewith, and paddles carried by said shaft and located in close proximity to the ends of the container and spaced from the brush head.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
HENRY J. BRIERLEY. [Ls] lVitnesses:
IVILLIAM C. DoRAN,
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