US 1413345 A
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J. L. MORRIS.
AGITATING FEEDER. I APPIJCATION FILED JUNE 4, I921.
1,413,345. I Patented Apr. 18, 1922.
INVENTOR. daur L MOP/W5 ATTOIIQNIEIIY.
U B Sr JOLLY L. MORRIS, or GRAFTON, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGN'OR- T0 MORRIS AUTOMATIC y SCALE, COMPANY, or PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. g 1
AG I T ATING FEEDER.
To all whom it may cancer-a:
Be it known that I, JOLLY L. MoRRIs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Grafton, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Agitating Feeders, of 'which'the following is a specification, reference being had therein to' the accompanying drawings. I
V the agitation not only agitates and beats up the material but conveys it from remote to central points.
' A further object of the invention is to provide, in combination with a chamber having an outlet opening, of a plurality of agitators spaced one above the other, each having means for commingling or agitating the material, consisting of a series of p1ns or fingers set about a central rollerin a line spiraled oppositely from opposite d rections, whereby the material is moved by the agitator from the edges to the central part of the chamber.
With these and other objects in view the invention comprises certainnovel features, elements, parts, combinations and functions, as disclosed in the drawing, together with mechanical equivalents thereof, as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
It is Well known that in the feeding of many materials, it is necessary to maintain agitation to prevent caking or other adhesions of the material, whereby the material ceases to flow freely through the outlet. While it is true to a certain extent that different materials will require different types of agitation, it is also true that with a feeding chamber having an outlet disposed centrally thereof, it is necessary to properly position the material centrally of the chamber so that it may be discharged through such outlet. In the drawings: Figure 1 is a top plan view of the agitatin feeder;
igure 2 is a sectional view taken on a vertical lane longitudinally of the superposed ro lers, and i Figure 3 is a sectional view of a vertical plane taken transverse tothe several rollers.
Like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several v ews. I V 1 chamber 10 is shown in the drawings hav ngforconvenience a hopper top 11 and a tapered outlet opening 12. r
r i a Letters Patent. Patented Apr. 18, 15922. Application filed June ,1921, Seria1No. 475,057.'
The specific type of agitating feeder dis closed 1n the drawings is intended for'use- Y 1n con unc't1on'w1th automatic scales where in the material isfed to a package or carrial has been introduced, whereupon mecha nism is provided for cutting olf the further It is obvious, however,
The roller 15' isprovidedwith a plurality I of fingers 16 preferably by being inserted into the material of the roller 15 and extending radially therefrom. Some of the ton until a predetermined amount of mate- 75, 12 a shaft 1 1 is journaled,pref'- upon a shaft 20 journaled in the sides of i 7 said chamber and provided with fingers '-21.'
In the hopper 11' above the chamber 10 -a roller 22 is mounted upon the shaft 23 with V fingers 24: extending radially therefrom and with shorter fingers 25 at the ends to pass over the inclined "surface 26 of the hopper structure. Means is provided for rotating the sevbelt, and a pulley 3O alined with the pulley 31 upon the shaft 14 for a second hand or eral rollers 15,19 and 22, as for instance by belt, .as indicated in dotted lines in--Figure 3. 7 7
All of the fingers 16, 21 and 24 are ar-.
ranged upon their respective rollers spirally on reverse spirals from the opposite ends,
as indicated more particularly at Figure 1, so that with the shafts and rollers rotated, as indicated by the arrows at Figure 2, the
inclined relation or spirality of the row of fingers will tend to move the material from the ends to the center of the respective chamber. With the several agitators acting in unison it will be apparent that material will be agitated in the hopper 11 and moved toward the middle where it will drop to the chamber 10, again being agitated therein and moved to the middle to drop into the discharge chute 12, wherein the last agitator acts upon the material to move it to ward the center and discharge it through a similar reversely spiralled lines about the shafts tending to move the material from the ends toward the middles of the shafts;
2. An agitating feeder comprising a hopper having all of its sides inclined, an outlet ohamber smaller than the hopper and having all of its sides inclined and beneath the hopper, shafts journaled in the hopper and in the outlet chamber in parallelism, means to drive the shafts, and fingers extending radially from theshafts following 7 similar reversely spiralled lines about the shafts tending to move the material from the ends toward the middles of the shafts,
the fingers approaching the ends of the said shafts decreasing in length.
In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
. JOLLY L. MORRIS. Witnesses:
FRANKLIN H. HoUGH, CARL R. HERMAN.