US 1621277 A
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March 15, 1927.
STIRRER 4FOR BARRELS Filed Aug. 21, 1924 Patented Mar. 15, 1927.
anzu SOLOMON RICHMAN, F LAUREL HLL, NEXV YORK, ASSIGNOR TO NA'IONAL ENAMEL- HTG AND STAMPING COMPANY, OF NEW' YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
STIRRER ron Banners.
Application filed lAugust 21, 1924. Serial No. 733,360..V
rl`his invention relatesl to agitators or stirrers for barrels, kegs, cans `and like receptacles, wherein the stirrer is a permanent pensing from the receptacle, and the invention resides particularly in the novel means employed for mounting theagit-ator within the receptacle so that an actuating crank may be readily attached thereto.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein,- p
Fig. 1 shows a vlongitudinal sectional detail through a receptacle with my improved devices therein. A, Fig. 2 illustrates on an enlargedscale `a vertical sectional detail vthrough the shaftsupporting bearing and hanger kat one end of the receptacle.
Fig. 3 shows a sectional plan through the same,-the section being taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 illustrates the upper end of the Y agitator-'shaft and its hanger-bracket showing the same as it would appear if viewed on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2, and.
Fig.- 5 shows the agitator 1n top view together with the shaft which carries it, p
as the same would appear if viewedon the line 5 5 of Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawing the numeral 7 designates a receptacle, in this instance a steel barrel, having the permanently-attached heads or ends 8 and 9 respectively and which` is usually provided with bungs in the side and end but which arel not shown in the present drawing.
The end 9, which may also be termed the bottom of the receptacle, is provided on its upper inner side with a central step-bearing 10, while the head 8 has a central opening with a bung-Spud 11 secured therein so that the spud at the one end and the bearing at the other end will be in alinement with the ilongitudinal axis of the receptacle.
To the under side of the head 8 there is secured a bearing-bracket 12 which latter has two side arms 13 that depend from theV head where they are permanentlyattached, as by welding, andthese arms are connected by a crosswise bearing-bar 14.
The arms and bearing-bar are thereforepermanently attached to the under side of.l
the head. Y
The bearing-'bar 14 has a central vertical opening 15 whose center or aXis is in alineice. v-
ment with the axis of the spud and step-1y bearing.
A head 16 with an enlargement or annui lar flange 17 and a dependingstem 18, is
sustained yby the bearing-bracket,-the. steml 18 thereof passing through the opening 15 and the annular flange 17 seating upon'thev upper side bracket. l
The stem 18 of the headhas a squared socket 19 in its lower end for the reception of the bearing-bar 14 of said of the upper end of asquared,agitator-shaft j i."
2O while the lower end 21 of this agitator shaft is rounded so as to lit and revolve in,
the lower step-bearing. From the top of the thereon said stem and lug or key both having position at or near the inner side of the K head 16 there projects, i a central stem 22V with a side lug or key '23,
spud 11 where they will be accessible j through the threaded openingof the spud as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing.
To prevent vertical displacement or movement of thev head 16 and its stems18 and 22 with respectto the bearing-bracket 12, I
between the side. arms 13 of the bracket- 'bearing in such a way that rotation of the the head is rotated, will be pre-l plate, when vented.
Suitable keys, 0r pins 25 extend crosswise between the arms 13 and over the upper side f of the washer-plate 24` inv order to-hold the plate down on the fiange 17.
lace a washer-plate 24, around the head: and allow the same to Yseat on top of the .the Vopposite square sides of said plate lit` By locating the'V washer-plate 24 on top 'of the annular' flange 17 kand holding it against rotation or vertical movement, it will act as an upper bearing or guide for` the head 1n addition'to the guide formed by the stem 18 passing through the openingV 15 of the bearing-plate, so that the head and Y Wabbling in the bearing-bracket.
On the shaft 20, I place as many Vagitator blades 26 as may be desired,-each blade having a central square passage to it the shaft so it vvilll be revolved With the latter.
Each receptacle is provided With a bungh plug 27, which Will screw into the central opening'of the spud to close the latter but upon removal or this plug access to the stein may be readily gained.V i
VTo actuate the stirrer a crank Q8 is gro'- vided which has a socketed head 29 vvith a vertical slot 80 at one side of the latter.
The socketed head may readily be passed down through the central vopening oi` the spud and fitted over the end or the stem 92 and the slot 30 in the sideV of the head when brought into registerpivith the `side lug or key 23 Will stra-delle the lat-ter as shown in F ig.'2 of the drawing so that by turning the crank 28 the head 16 and shaft 2l Will be revolved Causing the stirrer blades 26 to be swung around on the Vinterior ol the receptacle and thereby agitate the vcontents or A the receptacle.
' Having described my invention, l claim,- 1. The combination with a receptacle having an end with a central opening therein and means to 'close said opening, or a bracket having two depending arms that Vare attached to said barrelsen'd at opposite sidesv of said central opening said arms being` connected at their lower ends by va flat crosswise bearing-bar`which bar has a vertical opening therein, a head seated on the upper side of the bearing bar and having a vertical stem Which projects down through the opening of the said bar and said head'also having a stem at its upper side Vabove the said bearing bar 'for engagement'with a crank, means extending from the arms or' the bracket for engaging and holding the head down on the bearing bar, a shaftV inthe receptacle vand having its upper end connected to the lov-:er end of the head-stein and its other end sustained in the receptacle i ing ozf the bearing-bar said lower Vheul-stemY .being provided with a scuared socket in its lower end, means includinga stem and a side lug at the upper side ot lthe head Yfor engagementby a crank` a square Washer Lit l t ttl l Pl `lf""'t seam( on op o ie :ear and laying is square edges confined between the braeltarms, a shaft in the receptacle'` with one squared end to engage the socket in the Vhead-stem and another end which is sustained in the receptacle and agitator-means on'the shait. n
n testimonyr whereofv I aiiX my signature.