US 1554450 A
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Sept. 22, 1925. 1,554,450
. O. 'MAHEU ATTACHMENT FOR TEXTiLE MACHINES Filed Dec. 2551924 A TTORIIEY Patented Sept. 22, 1925.
UNITED STATES? OCTAVE MAI-IEU, OF WILLIMANTIC, CONNECTICUT.
ATTACHMENT FOR TEXTILE MACHINES.
Application filed December 22, 1924. Serial No. 757,344.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, OCTAVE MAHEU, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Main Street, IVillimantic, in the county of lVindham and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in an Attachment for Textile Machines, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an attachment for textile machines. The invention may be employed with advantage in several styles of machines of this character. In the present case, however, it is shown as associated with what is known as a mule spindle. Among the objects of the invention are the provision of a device of this character which is positive and certain in action and which at the end of a. pre-determined movement will be reversed automatically and at all times as long as the machine is in action to prevent the attachment of strings or the like to the roll or other like parts.
In the drawing acompanying and forming part of the present specification, I have shown in detail a form of embodiment of the invention which, to enable those skilled in the art to practice the same, will be set forth fully in the following description. I am not restricted to this showing. I may departtherefro-m in several respects within the scope of the invention defined by the claim following such description.
Referring to said drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a mule spindle provided with an attachment involving the invention.
Fig. 2 is an elevation of the left end of the machine with the atachinent in one position.
Fig. 3 is a similar view with a portion of the roller broken away to illustrate the action.
Fig. 4: is an end view as seen from the left in Figs. 1, 2 and 3.
Fig. 5 is a plan view of a kicker.
Like characters refer to like throughout the several views.
The invention comprises a roll which is automatically shifted from end to end of its line of travel. The roll is denoted in a general way by 2 and involves a hollow member, as 3, which is practically in the shape of a cylinder tube. On it is a covering 4: of tubular duplex form and of some textile material which is merely one of several ilparts lustrations. It lies on the complemental winding rolls as 6, which have peripheral grooves, as 7, and which are supported by blocks, as 8, fastened to the end rails 9 of the frame, as represented in Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive.
The ends of the tube 3 are closed by plugs, as 10. To effect the automatic reversal of the roller 2 any means may be provided. For this purpose, I have shown enclosed by the cylinder or tube 3 a weight 11 which acts as an agent for automatically reversing the line of movement of the roll 2, the weight generally being confined in the roll 2 by the plugs 10, as shown in said Figs. 2 and 3. The roll 2 is usually supported by one or the other portion, as represented in said Figs. 2 and 3. In Fig. 2 it has been supposed to have traveled automatically from the right end of the frame to the left end, the ball 11 during such time being against the left plug 10. When the roll 2 finishes its stroke, the roll is tipped downwardly as shown in said Fig. 3 to bring the right section of the roll 2 in contact with the cylinder 6. \Vhen the ball rolls from one end to the other of the roller 2, the roller is automatically reversed.
It will be assumed that the roller 2 is completing its movement to the left as shown in Fig. 2. When in this position the roller or rather the plug 10 will strike the arm 12 of the kicker 13 and will tip up the arm 12 so that the arm 12 will strikev the roll' 2 and thereby shift its opposite end downwardly as shown in Fig. 3 and at the same time causing the ball 11 to roll from the position shown in Fig. 2 to that represented in Fig. 3 so as to reverse the line of movement of the roll 2 and cause it to travel from the left end in the views to the right end. hen the right end is reached, the action described is reversed.
The arms 12 and 13 are at angles to each other and are pivotally suported, as at 14:, between the bearing blocks 8, one of which has a stop 15 as a screw by which the connected arms 12 and 13 can be, when occasion requires, angularly adjusted.
It is not amiss to refer briefly to the action. In Fig. 1 the roll 2 will have initially been at the point on the right and will travel toward the left end of the machine until the plug 10 at the leftstrikes the arm 12 at which time the roller 2 will be automatically tipped, as represented in Fig. 3, and thus cause the shifting of the Weight 11 from the left end to the right end of the roller 2 thereby cause automatically and practically instantly the opposite movement of the roller 2, or toward the right in said views.
What I claim is:
In an attachment of the class described, the combination of a pair of rolls, a hollow roller With closed ends adapted to be cradled on the rolls, said roller tapering from a larger diameter at the middle portion toward the ends, a rolling weight Within the hollow roller, said hollow roller being adapted to travel along the pair of rolls and movable means at the ends of its path of travel for lifting the advancing end of the hollow roller, said means being moved by the motion of the hollow roller.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.