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- ul 19-1927. J y A. E. WHIPPLE TOOL FOR REMOVING TRAVELERS FROM SPINNING AND TI'IISTING RINGS Filed Feb. 4, 1927 FIE.
Patented July 19, 1927.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
AMOS E. WHIPPLE, OF WHITINSVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO WHITIN MA- CHINE WORKS, OF WHITINSVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MASSA CHUSE'ITS.
TOOL FOR REMOVING TRAVELERS FROM SPINNING AND TWISTING RINGS.
Application filed February 4, 1927.
This invention relates to an improved instrument for facilitating the removal of travelers from spinning and twisting rings.
In the customary method of removing travelers from rings by a sharp blow from a hammer it frequently happens that the rings are so damaged that it is necessary to replace them with new ones thus causing considerable expense for new rings and in the labor of replacing them.
The object sought to be attained in my present invention is to produce a comparatively inexpensive instrument, by the use of which a traveler may be easily and quickly removed from its ring without causing any damage to the latter.
Another object of my invention is to pro- 'vide means whereby injury to the operative fron'i any flying particles of a broken traveler is prevented.
To these ends my invention consists essentially of a pair of levers joined together intcrn'iediate of their ends by a ring joint swingable about a fulcrum spacing each lever into forward and rear arms. The forward arms provide jaws for insertion between the points of the traveler, and the rear arms of the levers serve as handles for the application of force by the hand of the op erative whereby the jaws inserted into the traveler either break it in two or spread it open sufiiciently to free it from the flange of the ring. A screen fixedly connected to the top of one jaw and projecting over the traveler being ren'ioved prevents flying particles of the broken traveler from hitting the face of the operative.
The various novel features of my invention will be fully described in the subjoined specification and particularly pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings :Figure l is a fragmentary portion, perspective view of a spinning machine ring rail with a ring and its traveler mounted thereon showing the manner of removing the traveler from the ring by means of my improved tool. Figure 2 is a plan of the traveler removing tool. Figure 3 is a side elevation of the same. Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional elevation on line 1 41 of Figure 2 showing the Serial No. 165,831.
construction of the joint of the instrument. Figure 5 is a fragmentary portion, plan view of one of the levers, showing its construction at the joint, and Figure 6 is a plan of a joint locking ring.
In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred form 01 my invention comprising apair of levers 10 and 11 joined together at their common fulcrum 12 by a joint consisting of semi-circular grooves 13 and semi-circular raised portions 14 formed in both sides of each lever. Rings 15 loosely mounted in each groove lock the levers together about the fulcrum 12, a semi-circular bearing 16 on each lever coacting with the surface of said fulcrum.
At each end of the fulcrum a washer 17 13 fixed thereby maintaining the fulcrum and locking rings in proper relation with thelevers'.
Each lever consists of a forward arm or jaw member and a rear arm or handle memher. The forward arm is tapered to a blunt point 18 for. ready insertion inside of a traveler, the rear arm serving as a grip for the hand of the operator. A flat steel spring 19 coacts between the rear arms of the levers to maintain the jaw members together prior to their insertion into the traveler. To prevent. possible injury to the operator by particles of steel flying from a traveler while it is being acted on by the removing tool, a perforated screen 20 is attached to the tool just over the jaws so that it imposes a guard be tween the jaws and the face of theoperator. Preferably the screen is held in a frame 21 fastened by a rivet 22 to one 'of the jaw members.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred form of the same, and that various changes in shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.
I claim A tool for removing travelers from spinning and twisting rings comprising a pair of levers eachhaving a forward and a rear arm, a joint connecting the levers located in termediate of the ends of the arms, avfulextending over the top of the jaws and rigidly fixed to one of them and a perforated screen supported by said frame.
In testimony whereof I have signed this specification.
AMOS E. XVHIPPLE.