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Publication numberUS1381791 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 14, 1921
Filing dateAug 22, 1919
Priority dateAug 22, 1919
Publication numberUS 1381791 A, US 1381791A, US-A-1381791, US1381791 A, US1381791A
InventorsClifton M Byrd
Original AssigneeClifton M Byrd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Auxiliary yarn spooler or winder
US 1381791 A
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1,381,791. PatentedJune 14, 1921.-




To all whom it may concern Be it known that CLIFTON M. BYRD, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Lagrange, in the county of Troup and State of Georgia, has invented new and useful Improvements in Auxiliary Yarn Spoolers or Winders, of which the following is a specification.

The object of the invention is to provide a spooling or winding device adapted for use as an auxiliary to an ordinary spooler or winder as a means of re-working waste yarn or such yarn as has become tangled and therefore cannot economically be handled upon the ordinary spooling or winding machine, to the end that the loss incident to tangling such as that resulting from the overwinding or laying of yarn on the quills or spindles may be avoided without involving a disproportionate expenditure of time on the part of the operator in the control of the device, and to this end the invention consists in a construction and combination of parts of which a preferred embodiment is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, it being understood that changes in form and proportion may be resorted to within the scope of the claims without departing from the principles involved.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a view of the apparatus of which the feeding and rewinding members are shown separated as they may be in practice to adapt them to be attached in relatively convenient positions to the parts of any suitable supporting frame such as that of the usual or standard yarn spooler or winder.

Fig. 2 is a detail sectional view of the rewinding member on the plane indicated by the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a detail section on the plane indicated by the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

The apparatus consists essentially of a feed member having a bracket 10 fulcrumed as at 11 upon a clam 12 which may be engaged with any suitable frame member 13 of a supporting machine, said bracket being capable of angular adjustment with relation to the clamp and hence the supporting frame so as to dispose the tapered spindle 14; in convenient relation to the rewinding member which is adapted to be supported by any other convenient element of the machine. Said spindle is mounted as at 16 in the bracket and the tip thereof is received in a socket 17 formed in an arm 18 adjustably Specificationof Letters Patent. Patented J e 14, 1921 Application filed August 22, 1919.

Serial No. 319,202.

mounted upon the bracket and adapted to be locked in place by a set screw 19. The tangled cop representing the overwound charge of the spooler spindle is adapted to be engaged with the feeder spindle 14 as indicated in dotted lines at 20 in Fig. 1, and the loose end of the yarn as shown at 21 is carried therefrom through any suitable guiding means such as the eye 22 to the rewinding spindle 23.

The rewinder spindle which otherwise is of the construction ordinarily employed in connection with spoolers or winders is provided with friction pulleys 2 1 and 25 of different diameters for engagement respectlvely and alternately by pulleys 26 and 27 carried by an operating or driving spindle 28 adapted to receive motion through a belt or tape indicated at 29 from any suitable rotary element of the machine. Said operating or driving spindle is mounted in a socket bearing 30 in general parallelism with the socket 31 provided for the rewinder spindle 23 and is adapted, in addition to its rotary movement, to rise from the band or tape 29 to receive axial or longitudinal movement to dispose its pulleys 26 and 27 respectively in operative frictional engagement with the pulleys 24: and 25 of the rewinder spindle, and transverse or oscillatory movement to remove said pulleys from engagement with those of the rewinder spindle or bring them into engagement therewith, according to whether it is desired to drive the rewinder spindle or not.

In the construction illustrated the socket bearing 30 is pivotally mounted as at 32 upon a slide 33 mounted in a ,guide groove or way 34 in a plate 35 suitably supported from the frame 15, and a cam 36 in engagement with the end of said bearing serves to impart endwise movement therewith so as to arrange the pulleys 26 and 27 respectively in operative relation with the rewinder pulleys 24c and 25. A further cam 37 also mounted upon the plate 35 serves to impart lateral or oscillatory movement to the bearing 30 so as to either cause frictional or motion transpulley of the rewinder spindle, after which the cam 37 may be operated to bring thefaces' of the related pulleys into engagement so that the motion imparted by the belt 29 to the driving spindle maybe communicated to the rewinder spindle. In practice it is preferable to provide the faces of the pulleys with friction material such as rubber or the like.

Owing to the fact that the rewinder spindle may be operated at a relatively low speed so as to accommodate any slowness or movement of theyarn in leaving the feeding member upon which the tangled or overwound cop is supported, the yarn may be rewound inproper form for use without straining the same or causing breakage therewith, and obviously the movement of the rewinder spindle may be checked instantly should the yarn leave the feeding member in a knotted condition to permit ofmanually untangling the same as the work proceeds, and further without an excessive waste of time on the part of the operator and otherwise useless mass of yarn due to one or the other of those accidents which are encountered from time to time inspinning operations may be reduced to a form in which it can be employed under the same conditions as when the operation of winding the quills has proceeded normally.

What is claimed is:

1. A yarn spooling mechanism having a rewinder spindle provided with a plurality of pulleys of different diameters, a driving spindle having pulleys for respective engagement with those of the rewinder spindle, a socket bearing for the driving spindle, a carrier mounted for movement parallel with the rewinder spindle and having the said socket bearing pivotally mounted thereon, and means for imparting longitudinal and transverse movement to said socket bearing, in combination with feeding means for sup porting a tangled cop.

j 2. A yarn spooling mechanism having a rewinder spindle provided with pulleys of different diameters, a driving spindle having pulleys for respective engagement with those of the rewinder spindle,a socket bearing for said driving spindle, a carrier mountedfor movement parallel with the rewinder spindle and having said socket bearing pivotally mounted thereon, and earns for respectively 1 imparting longitudinal and transverse movement to said socket bearlng, in combination with feeding means for supporting a tangled cop.


CLIFTON M. YBYRD In testimony whereof he afiixes his signa-

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U.S. Classification242/484.6, 242/130.4
International ClassificationB65H54/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65H2701/31, B65H54/16
European ClassificationB65H54/16