US 1632718 A
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June 14, 1927. 1,632,718
F. w. WALLACE VIBRATORY MIX-ER Filed Aug- 30, 1926 i @W MW Patented June 14, 1927. r
x 1 UNITED, STATES PATENT OF ICE.
, FRANK w. WALLACE, on cnA'r'rANooeA, Tennessee. ass-xenon or ONE-HALF To 5 perfect blending of twoor WILLIAM eonnmxe;oF cHAtrTANooGA. Tennessee.
, "A lication filed ame, was. Serial No. 132,517. I
The invention aims to provide a simple and inexpensive, yet an eiiicient and desirable device "for use p by .druggists, pharmacists, physicians, dentists and others to produce more powders or iother drysubstances,
The substances to .be mixed or blended are preferably placed in a glass bottle and'the latter is corked, and it is a'turther'fobject of the invention to provide a new and improved clamp construction for holding the bottle or in fact any analogous container which may be used, in proper positionguponthe vibratory-member of the device, so that when said. memberis vibrated, similar movement will be imparted to the container, causing thorough agitation andYmiXture, Of its con tents. I a
Withthe foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed,,thc descriptlon being supplemented by; the accompanying 'drawingf.
Fig. 1 is a perspective view'of dev ce partly separated,
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectlonal} v ew ,hrough the upper endof the device showing acontainer held therein. p .fjFig. 3 is a vertical transverse sectionlsuh, sta-ntially through the; central portion of Fig. 2.
In the form of construction selected ,for
'f'illustration', 1O designates an arm formed of gresilientpmetal and provided with any de sired means at one end for securing it to a support, such as acounter. In the present showing, this 'endof the arm 10 is provided with a base llhaving openings 12to receive 'Vattaching'f astenersl The fre'eendotthe arm 10 carries a clamp 13 for acontainer 14.; in
which the substances to he mixedor blended,
. in the form of a glass bottle having one end are placed, this container being preferably provided with a cork 15.1
In the preferred form of construction, the clamp 13includes two metal base plates 16 and 17 of elongated form and slidably connected with each other. In establishing this sliding connection any desired construction may be e1nployed,'but I prefer to provide the plate 16 with inturnedfianges 18 which f 'slidably overhang and extend along the l edges of theplate 17. One of these plates,
the plate 16 In the present instance, is secured in any appropriate manner to the up per or free end of thearm 10, and it may here he explained that whileI prefer to use 7 the device with this arm in an uprightposivtion, this is not essential. Preferably, a nut 19 is soldered or otherwise secured to the nlate16 and the free end of the arm'lO is threaded tightly into thisnut'to connect respect to each other after positioning said conta ner upon the nh Then, the plates and at one end to one of the jaws and has a detachable connection at'its otherend with the aws are held against separation, by a longitudinally GlRSt-ICIDQHIbG/I which is attached 7 other of said jaws. In the construction herei disclosed," this elastic memberconsistsof a coiled tension spring 21,11 stem 22 secured tofone endof thisspringand a knob 23 secured to the outeren'd of said stem, said hnobpreferably havinga hub-which provides a shoulder- 24 at the, outer portion of the stem. This stemiis freceived in a notch '25 formed in aportionbfthe jaw 20, said portion being here .shownin the form ofoa otherwise secured to said jaw.
The end oilxthe spring 21, remote from the knob 23, is inthe present disclosure, connected with aloop 27 on a length of wire 28,
separate metal plate 26 which is. SOIdBrGChOI'I said length of .wire beingbent between its ends nto U-shape to provide said loop and having 1ts end portions 29'bent into angular form and projected g inwardly beyond. the body portion of the jawi 19, to straddle inent 'ot the latter fromQthe space between .95 the container 14 and prevent lateral movethegplates16--17 and the elastic member.
21 22 23. It will thus be seen that the container is effectively held in position within the clamp '13, it beingof course understood that the spring ZI'HIUStbe stretched before thestem 22 can enter'the notch 25,
and that after such stretching and the en trance of said. stem into the notch, the tension of sa d sprln g w ll cause the shoulder Thus, the spring exerts an inward pull on the jaws and plates so as to tightly hold the former in contact with he ends of the con- 24c to engage the outer side of the plate 26. i
no I 1 tainer. lYhen the substances within the container have been thoroughly mixed, it is only necessary to disengage the knob and stem 23-22, from the plate 26. This permits outward sliding ot' the plate Women the plate 16, releasing the 19 and 20 from contact with the container and permitting easy removal of the latter. Then, another container may be inserted if desired. Obviously. the device adjustable according to the length of the container, or the distance which the cork 15 may protrude therefrom. I
Atiter clamping the container in place, the clamp may be moved laterally by hand, preferably by pulling upon a knob provided tor that purpose. This laterally springs the arm 10, so that when the knob is released, said arm will vibrate. thus similarly Vibrating the clamp 15, the container and the contents of the latter, insuring thorough blending of such contents.
The invention is simple and inergpensive and may be very advantageously used for not only eiliciently but quickly mixing powders or other substances. The details'disclosed may be-followed'if desirethhnt within the scope of the invention as claimed, numerous variations may be made.
I claim 1. In a vibratory mixer, a container clamp comprising two elongated base plates one of which has on its sideedges inwardly turned flanges to slidably receive the other plate, said plates having their outer ends bent laterally to form clamping jaws, a notched plate projecting from one of said jaws, a coiled spring secured at one endto one of said jaws, a stem secured to the opposite end of said spring and adapted to be engaged with said notched plate whenthe spring" is stretched to draw saidbase plates toget ler and the jaws thereon into engagement'with the ends of a containerresting on said base plates whereby the eontainerisheldin position between said jaws and a knob on .the end of said stem to bear against saidnotehed plate thereby holding said springin stretched position for engaging the jaws with-the eontainer.
2. In a vibratory mixer, acontainer clamp comprising an elongated portion'to extend longitudinally at one side of the container,
'toq the other jaw and extending loinritudinally along the side of the container oppositesaid elongated portion. and minus for releasably connecting said elastic member to saidother jaw, whereby said member will inwardly pullupon the jaws to ell'ect clzuuping or the container. between them.
3. In a vibratory mixer. a container clamp comprising two slidably connected plates extending longittu'l'imilly along one side of the container and having laterally projectingjaws at their outer ends to engage'theends of the container. and spring means for inwardly sliding said plates upon each otherto hold the jaws engaged with the container, said means extending longitudinally along the opposite side ot the container.
4. In a vibratory mixer, a container clamp comprising two slidabl' connected plates having laterally projecting jaws at their outer ends to engage the ends oi the container, a longitudinally elasticjaw-holding member connected to one of saidjaws and adapted to be stretched to the other'jaw, and means for detachably connecting said elastic member with said other jaw, said member and plates being in spaced parallel relation.to extend along opposite sides: oi the container.
5. A structure as specified in claim 2: said meansrfor releasably connecting said cl .stic member with said other jaw compridmy a notch in the lattertoreeeive a portion of said member and a SllOlll i-il' on.the latter to engage the jaw and hold the member nnder tension.
6. A structure as specified in claim-.2: connection.between said elastic membe and said one jaw including a length oi wi e cured to said jaw, said wire having a vshaped intermediate portion to which said member is connected, and'angular end portions which projectfrom said one jaw toward the other jaw to straddle'the container.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto atlixed my signature.
FRANK lV. lVALLACE.
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