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Publication numberUS1605855 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1926
Filing dateAug 15, 1919
Publication numberUS 1605855 A, US 1605855A, US-A-1605855, US1605855 A, US1605855A
InventorsG. Seeds
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1605855 A
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ADJUSTABLE POWER DRIVEN WRINGER FOR WASHING MACHINES Filed August 1.919 I 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 I E E Jim - Nov. 2 1926.


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Application filed Aug-uatlt, 1919. Serial no. 317,691.

This invention relates to a power drivenv wringer attachment for a washing machine wherein the wringer is ,through a complete revolution of 360 degrees for proper disposition with reference to tubs or other containers used in conjunction with the washing machine, and is also adjustable vertically to various heights, and in all of its adjustments is at all times connected to the power drive of the machine.

It is anobject therefore of this invention to construct a wringer attachment for a (or other device) which is angle of use desired and may also be adjusted vertically without disconnecting the power drive therefrom for any position of adjustment, or during adjustment thereof.

Other and further important objects of this invention will be apparent from the disclosures in the drawings and specifications. The invention (in a preferred form) is illustrated in the drawings and hereinafter more fully described.


Figure 1 is an elevation view illustrating a frame (of a washing machine) having a wringer embodying the principles of my invention associated therewith.

Figure 2 is a central vertical section taken through the telescopic upright for the wringer showing the-intenor driving connections;

Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional detail taken on line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional detail taken on line 4- 1: oflFigure 2. :1

Figure 5 is an enlarged sectional detail on line 5-5 of Figural with parts omitted and parts shown in elevation.

A frame 1 is provided .of conventional design for clothes such as is generally provided in washing machines. Mounted in the lower portion of the frame 1 is an electric'driving motor 2, driving a shaft 3 journalled at its far endhi a'bearing-d on the frame and having a bevelpinion bevel. ear 6.; The bevel gear 6 is secured upon t e lower end of a short upright or vertical shaft 7, the lowen end of which adjustable to swing rising a wash tub or container for the.

5, which meshes with ais journalled in a bearing 8. A bracket 9 is secured upon the side of the frame 1, and bolted thereover and secured thereto, is a circular flange 10, of an upright tubular member or standard 11. Slidably mounted in telescopic relation over the upright tubular member 11 is another tubular member or wringer' support 12, having a gear or rack 13 formed or secured longitudinally on one side thereof and comat its upper end a flanged collar 142 having a plurality of notches 15 in the periphery thereof and a tubular extension 16 upon whichis pivoted a bracket 19 upon whic a wringer 18 is secured and a latch bolt 20 secured to the bracket is efi'ective through a spring 21 for locking the bracket and wringer in adjusted position with respect to the collar 14:, lihus the wringer support comprising the vertical member 12 and bracket 19 allows horizontal and vertical adjustment .of the wringer.

, The latch bolt 20 is provided with a pivoted actuatin handle 22 secured on the lower side of t e wringer at one endthereof.

Attached to the frame '1 on the upper portion adjacent the telescopic cylinder 12, are

brackets 23, and a reel 24: is journalledf therebetween and has coiled thereabout a cable 25, one end attached to the reel and the other end attached to the lower end of the cylinder 12. Mounted within a cored portion of the reel 24 is a spiral spring 29, one end attached to the reel and the other upon a shaft 27, on which the reel is journalled. The spring 26 has an initial stress such that it tends to wind the cable 25 there-' on to thereby lift the cylinder 12. The spring thus acts asa balancing means tending to support the wringer on the telescopingcylinder 12, in its upper position. Also mounted upon tion for the purpose, is a pinion 29, meshing withthe rack 15, of the cylinder 12,

and said pinion is provided with a hand operating wheel 30. A pawl 31, is pivoted adjacent to the pinion 29, and operates to normally interlock therewith to positively hold said pinion from clockwise rotation (referring to Fig. 1), and support the wringer and its associated elements in adjusted position. a

As shown in Fig. 2, the short vertical shaft 7, to which the gear 6, is secured, is secured in an upright tubular shaft 32, havthe frame 1, ina suitable posiengaged by a squared shaft 33.

- operated by controlling mechanism mounted within the housing 17, and driven from the 1 motor. The vertical shaft 7 is attached to the tubular shaft 32, within the tubular member 11. The shaft 32, provided with the squared passage has telescoping therewithin the squared shaft 33, which projects up- Wart ally through the tubular member 12, into the housing 17 containing the wringer-roll driving gears. The cylinder 12, is mounted telescopically over the upright tubular member 11, and it is clear, by reference to Figure 2, that as the tubular member 12, is moved upwardly or downwardly over the tubular member 11, to elevate or lower the wringer 18, the driving shafts 32 and 33,

slide in telescoping relation without impairing the drive therebetween.

When it is desired to adjust the wringer to any particular height, the pawl 31, is withdrawn from the pinion 29, and the hand wheel 30, is operated in one direction or the other to elevate or lower the wringer by rotation of the pinion 29, which is in engagement with the rack 13. Owing to the fact that substantially all the weight of the wringer and its associated mechanisms are quir mechanism.

balanced b the cable connection 25, to the sprin ree 24-26, very little efiort is reto elevate or The wringer is not only adjustable for difierent elevations but it is also laterally adjustable, i. e., it is capable, of swinging through a complete revolution of 360 degrees and being locked inany one of a number of angled positions most convenient for use. This is due to the fact that the bracket 19, supporting the wringer 18, is rotatably mounted upon the upper tubular extension 16, and in order to hold the wringer in any one of its adjusted or rotated positions, the

spring-impelled latch bolt 20, is provided,

lower the wringer to engage with one of the notches 15, of the flanged ring 14;, on the upper end of the cylinder 12. Said latch bolt 20, is operable into release position by .the actuating handle 22.

Details of the gear mechanisms within the housing 17, are not shown as these are a well known type and no illustration thereof is necessary for disclosure of the features of operation of the elevating and adjusting mechanism of the wringer.

I am aware that numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing. from the principles of this invention, and I therefore do not purpose limiting the'patent granted otherwise'than necessitated by the prior art.

I, claim as my invention:

lplln a device of the class described, a standard, a wringer support vertically adjustable on said standard, a wringer on said support, extensible driving mechanism extending through said standard and support for operating said wringer, and means for vertically adjusting said support.

2. The combination with a wringer, of a support therefor capable of both vertical and horizontal adjustments, and extensible driving mechanism for said wringer extending through said support and adjustable simultaneously with the vertical adjustment "of the wringer.

3. In a device of the class described, a standard, a wringer support vertically adjustable on said standard, a wringer mounted on said support, means for adjusting saidenonen snnns.

Referenced by
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US2453340 *Nov 9, 1943Nov 9, 1948Porreca Donato JWringer and wash tubs unit
US2560185 *Aug 21, 1946Jul 10, 1951Oberwegner Alfred RTesting machine for washing machine wringers and the like
US7861561 *Dec 18, 2006Jan 4, 2011Briscoe Ronnie LPortable wringer
US20080141733 *Dec 18, 2006Jun 19, 2008Briscoe Ronnie LPortable Wringer
U.S. Classification68/272, 464/162, 68/274, 68/247
International ClassificationD06F45/00, D06F45/12
Cooperative ClassificationD06F45/12
European ClassificationD06F45/12