US 1186729 A
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B. E. BAKER. HUG ExTRAcTR.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 24. 1915.
1,186,729. Patented June 13, 1916.
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Application filed February 24, 1915.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, BENJAMIN E. BAKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Marietta, in the county of Washington and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Rug Extractor, of which the following is a specification.
, By way of explanation it may be stated that it frequently becomes necessary to re-` move from the intermediate portion of a pile of rugs, a single rug which a purchaser desires to inspect. It is not possible to pull such a rug out of the heap or pile, neither is it feasible to remove all of the superposed rugs, each time that an inspection of a lower rug is desired.
' One object of the present invention, in view of the foregoing, is to provide novel means whereby a single rug, located intermediate the top and the bottom of a pile, may be rolled out of the pile in tubular form.
A further object of the invention, and a more specific one is to improve the construc-` tion of the shaft on which the rug is wound.
Another object of the invention is to improve the clip structure whereby the selected rug is held on the shaft;
Another object of the invention is to provide novel means for rotating the shaft.
It is within the scope of the disclosure to improve generally and to enhance the utility of devices of that type to which the present invention appertains.
With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 shows the invention in side elevation, a portion of the receiving shaft being broken away; Fig. 2 is a cross section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a fragmental longitudinal section of the shaft and attendant parts; Fig. 4 is a cross section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a cross section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1.
1n carrying 'out' the present invention there is provided a shaft 1 which preferably is in the form of a tube. At spaced points along its length, the shaft 1 is equipped Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J une 13, 1916.
serial No. 10,318. i
with openings 2, and opposite to each of the openings 2, the shaft 1 is provided with an opening 3 which may be slightly larger than the opening 2 for a purpose which will be made manifest.
The invention includes a plurality of rug holding clips which are movably assembled with the shaft 1. Of these clips, there may be any number, depending u on the number of openings 2. Since the clips are of identical construction, but one of them need be described in detail.
The clip is denoted by the numeral 4 and comprises a transverse arm 5 curved to conform approximately to the exterior curvature of the shaft 1. Adjacent its ends, the arm 5 is vequipped with inwardly projecting prongs 6 adapted to be received in recesses or openings 7 formed in the tubular shaft 1. The clip 4 includes an inwardly projecting stem 8 mounted to slide in the opening 2. Secured upon the stem 8 near to its inner end is an abutment 9 which may be a washer, thesame being held in place by any suitable means such as a cot-ter pin 10. It will now be evident that the function ef the opening 3 is to facilitate the insertion of the abutment 9 within the contour of the shaft 1 and to render easy the mounting and removal of the abutment with respect to the stem 8 of the clip. Surrounding the stem 8 of the clip is a compression spring 11, one end of which engages with the abutment 9, the
other end of which bears against the inner face of the .shaft 1.
Adjacent its ends, the shaft 1 is provided with opposed slots 12. A tubular bearing 14 is removably applied to one end of the shaft 1, the bearing 14 being provided with inwardly projecting lugs 15, received in the slots 12, to the end that the bearing and the shaft 1 may be united for simultaneous rotation.' Secured to the bearing 14 or formed integrally therewith is a ratchet wheel 16, the teeth of which are denoted by the reference character 26. It is to be observed that the ratchet wheel 16 is located in alinement with the lugs 15, and consequently, the lugs are reinforced by the ratchet wheel to a certain extent, in that a distortion or a fracture of the bearing 14 in a radial direction is not likely to occur. Mounted to oscillate upon the bearing 14 and located upon opposite sides of the ratchet wheel 16 are collars 17 comprising stems 18 between which is located one end of a tubular handle 18, the handle Yio ' being held in place by means of securing elements 20. Disposed within the contour of the handle 19 and held therein'by securing elements 22 is an abutment 21. The inven- ,tionlcomprises a pawl mechanism adapted to pression spring 29 is interposed between the i head 241. and the abutment 21 and surrounds aportion of the stem 27.
In ypractical operation, when itis desired to remove a lower rug out of a heap or pile, the clips tare pulled outwardly, the edge of the selected rug is inserted between the arms 5 and the surface of the shaft 1 and the clips are released, whereupon the springs7, reacting on the clips, will embedV the prongs 6 in the rug. Then the handle 19 is oscillated and, through the coaction between the pawl head 25 and the ratchet wheel 16, the shaft 1 will be rotated. yThe selected rug thereupon will be rolled upon the shaft 1, and the shaft and the rug will move transversely of the pile ofV rugs beneath the'superposed rugs.
Ultimately, the shaft 1 and the rug `which is wound thereon'will emerge inV cylindrical form from the opposite edge of the pile of rugs to that at which the rolling operation was initiated. Y
The device herein disclosed is simple in operation 'and' embodies a 'convenient butV Y simple means whereby a rug may be rolled one end of the arm or head may be elevated.
so as to remove the corresponding prong 6 from the opening 7 toV facilitate the insertion of the edge of the rug between the head or arm of the Vclip and the periphery of `the Y shaft 1. The part 30 preferably is resilient so that as the rug is wound around the shaft 1, the said part 30 will be flattened down and will not give-to the rug, as it is rolled up, a distorted peripheral contour rendering the rolling operation more or less difficult.
Havingy thus described the invention, what In.V aV device for removing a rug Vfrom a pile; a shaft; rug holding means on the shaft; a ratchet mechanism carried by the shaft;A a lever mounted to swing onk `the ratchet mechanism with respect to the shaft;v
and a pawl carried by the lever and coacting with the ratchetv mechanism; thel ratchet mechanism and the shaft being provided with interengaging elements permitting the ratchet mechanism and the lever Lto move longitudinally of the shaft as the lever ap-V proaches the side of the pile and .when the shaft vmoves throughv the rpile atan acute angle to the length of the pile.V Y
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature in thepresence of` two witnesses.
Y BENJAMIN E. BAKER.
Mrs. MoRToN DE VOL, J'No. RILEY.
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