Improvement in cloth-steaming machines
US 134956 A
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CHARLES H. WESTON, OF LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS.
IMPROVEMENT IN CLOTH-STEAMING MACHINES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 134,956, dated January 14, 1873.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, CHARLES H. WEsroN, of Lowell, in the county of Middlesex and in the'Stat-e of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cloth- Steaming Machine; and do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing and to the letters of reference marked thereon making a part of this specification.
My invention relates to that class of clothsteaming machines in which the cloth is passed over a current of steam; and it'consists in a watertank placed directly above or to one side of the tank, so as to condense the steam, thereby rendering the face side of the cloth perfectly smooth and soft, while the back of the cloth retains the press.
In order to enable others skilled in the art to which my invention appertains to make and use the same, I will now proceed to describe its construction and operation, referring to the annexed drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view, and Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section of my machine.
A represents the frame of my machine, and B is a box or tank in the same. This tank contains a cylinder, 0, which is perforated its entire length along the upper surface. At each end of the cylinder 0 is a small pipe, a, one of which is to let in the steam and the other to carry it out. The cloth passes over and around rollers b b, over the top of the tank B, and out at the other side of the machine, over and around rollers d d. D represents a water-box, which may be placed either directly over the tank B or to one side of the same, as shown. Water is let into this box at one end, and passing through goes out at the other end, a steady and uniform current of water being kept up through this box while the cloth passes through the machine.
The water-tank D cools and condenses the steam, rendering the under or face side of the cloth perfectly smooth and soft, While the upper side or back of the cloth retains the press, and is thick and leathery to the feeling.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A cold-water tank in a steaming-machine, in combination with a steaming apparatus, when so arranged that the cloth is kept cool upon one side while being steamed upon the other, as is herein fully set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand this 7th day of November, 1872.
CHARLES H. WESTON.
Witnesses J. LADD,
0. L. EVERT.