US 1302889 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
1. A. ALBISO.
Patented May 6 ///S ATTORNEY JOSE Anromo Aimee, orsALAnILLo, ARGENTINA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 6, 1919.
Application filed lebruary l, 1918 Serial No. 214,846.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known thatI, Josr': ANTONIO ALBIsI'I,
a subject of the King of Spain, residing at No. 838 Belgrano street, Saladillo, Argentine Republic, have invented certain newj and useful Improvements in Air-Motors, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a novel air motor or aerial propeller and has for its object an improved device for utilizing the action of the wind as motive power.
The apparatus in accordance with this invention may be adapted for-various uses, but for the clearer understanding of the following specification, the propeller has been shown in the accompanying drawings as operating in combination with an ordinary water pump.
In the said drawings,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the propeller in accordance with this invention, applied to the top of the tower of a pump, and
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same.
In both of said figures, the same numbers of reference have been used for indicating similar or corresponding parts.
1 is the framing of the tower which ends at its upper end with a plate or disk 5. 2 is the cylinder of the piston 11 of the pump which has been suitably secured to the tower and carries at its upper end, on the plate or disk 5, a sleeve formed at its lower part with a flat surface 1, adapted torotate on the upper disk 5 of the tower. Said sleeve carries a bracket 3, forked at its upper end at 6, in which is mounted a horizontal axle 7 which rotatably supports the frame 8 of the propeller. The frame 8, substantially consisting of a bar or arm which extends in the manner of a balance beam from both sides of the axle or pivot 7, has jointed to it at 9 the upper end 10 of the piston rod of the pump. At the opposite side, the propeller carries a reinforced frame 12 which by means of two inclined stays 14 forms a triangular space 13, arranged on a vertical plane. The two stays 14: join at their outer ends and support a horizontal rod 15, perpendicular to the bar 8, to the ends of which is connected a fork 17, adapted to turn on the studs 16 and carrying on its outer end an adjustable counterweight 20. Said fork 17 carries at its inner ends 18 a vane 19, adapted to move within the space 13 and the upward and downward movements of which 11 to pump the Water. ceases, the whole ofthe device will return are limited by the aforesaidstays 14. I From the oppositeendof the bar 8 is supported or is otherwise suitably secured thereto, a counterweight 21 which, together with a counterweight 22, arranged on the piston rod of the pump, serves to maintain the device normally in horizontal equilibrium.
The counterweight 20 has also been calculated to maintain the fork 17 'and the .vane
19 in horizontal equilibrium. Normally, owing to the action of the said counterweights 20, 21 and 22, the apparatus assumes the position shownby fulllines in Fig. 1. As soon as the wind blows, in any direction whatever since the main support 3 is rotatable, the motor or propeller starts its operation.
Suppose the wind to flow in the direction of the arrow G, the vane D will be seized by the wind and tilted downward on the axle G, thereby causing the propeller to pivot on its axle B, in a corresponding direction, till it reaches its lowermost position, indicated by the broken lines E. The propeller or motor having arrived at this position the wind will act on the lower face of the vane 19 and by reaction at H, the propeller will rise, and reach its highest position indicated at F, after passing through the horizontal at D. On arriving at F, reaction will take place in the reverse direction at 1, whereupon the motor will descend, thus producing a constant oscillatory motion, of a range suflicient to cause the piston When the wind to the horizontal position shown by the full lines, owing to the action of the aforesaid counterweights 20, 21 and 22.
It will be readily understood that the propeller or motor device in accordance with this invention may readily be adapted for many purposes other than that shown in the drawings, without departing from the limits of the invention. In the same manner, the relative dimensions of the parts may also be modified and the equilibrium of the device may be produced in a different manner from that shown and described, independently of this invention.
The air motor or propeller in accordance with this invention may be used independently, as shown, or two or more of them may be connected in series, so as to obtain the combined operation of the same.
I nowv declare that What I claim as new movable in said opening and biased to a and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: horizontal position. 15 1. An air motor comprising a rocking 3. An air motor comprising a rocking beam, a vane mounted for rocking move beam biased to a horizontal position, a verment on the beam, means for limiting the' tically disposed frame formed on one end of movement of said vane, and means for biassaid beam, spaced stays carried by said ing said vane and beam to a horizontal posiframe, a vane mounted for rocking move- 2 .tion. z ment on said stays and disposed between the 2. An air motor comprising a rocking same, and means for biasing said vane to a 1 beam biased to a horizontal position, a frame horizontal position.
formed on said beam, and provided with an In testimony whereof I aflix my signature. opening, and a vane, mounted for rocking movement on said frame, said vane being JOSE ANTONIO ALBISU.
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