US 1776417 A
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Sept. 23, 1930 J. w. cosGRovE RACK -Filed April 15, 1924 Patented sept. 23, 1930 STATES PAT-ENT OFFICE JERSEY 'fJoHN W; `cosciaovh,or iviEnFoRn, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR To UNITED SHOE MA- AC HINERY coRroRATIoN, or PATnR-SON, NEW JERSEY, A vcoRroRATiioN on NEW Appiieation'iei April 15,
- `My* invention relates toI the temporary support of various objects, as cemented portions of shoesZ which it is desired tordrvy partially ,before further loperating upon them.,y
In the making ofrubber-soled shoes, it is customary to Vdeliver the tops. cemented by vthey are not handled, but areV preferably kept .--separ'ated from one another, to avoid smear- '.ing. An object of this invention 1s to provide A' fmeans:wherebyworkpieces of thisl character may not only be heldteinporarilyin the proper relation for drying," but mayfalso be transferred conveniently from one operator to-l another. "In-'ftheaccomplishment ot this object, there is ifurnished by my invention a VnovelV rack organization comprising a sup- ,lportrotatable upon a'base, onl which support are apluralityof 'carriers mounted to turn aboutan'aXis lying at an angle to the axis of rotation or" the, support,l each v'carrier being :free tobe positioned about its axisr and each having' jworlnreceiving` projections. The
turning lofthe carriers upon the support so *presents any one of the projections to an Ioperator tliatthe work-pieces may be placed upon or ren'iovedV from'them with minimum effort, while "the rotation of the Y Support I allows the workv of one operator to be readily made accessible'to another. Means is prefery.ably lfurnished or'retaining the support and ucarriers in Such predetermined positions as the operators may choose. As herein illus ftrated, the support consists of a stai'idard,v
apanj'wiiieii a head is mamme,` this head having, vturningupon it, opposite wheels, Efrom which project pins `adapted to each re- Mceive4 a series, of'work-pieces slightly sepa- Y which e f rated 4romfone another.'` Latch` devices, appearing as cio-,operating projections and de' pressions, may be `employed to determine the position of the support and carriers.
A particular embodimentof theinvention isshown in the accompanying drawing, in
.-Fig.` l is a side elevation of my rack;
Fig'. A2a ront elevation of the upper por- RACK 1924. seriai No. 706,777.
tion thereof,` with parts broken away, as viewed from the left in Fig. l; and
. Fig. 8, an enlarged soctionalqdetailon the line 3-3 of Fig. l. s
Rising from a flange or yfoot 10adapted to be vbolted to a bench, is a substantially vertical standard l2, which may be furnished by a section of tubular rod or pipe threaded into the flange. The' :toot and standard together furnish a base for the active elements of the device. Surrounding the standard is a collar 14:, secured in place by a set-screw. 16. About the end ot' the Standard and resting upon the collar is a head, convenientlyy furnished by a Sleeve 18. Thissleeve may havefat 2O a ybearing upon the exterior of4 the standard for a limited distance vertically, the upper portion of the sleeve beingheld kin correct aXial alinement with its support lby screws 22, khere shown as four in number, threaded' through the sides of the sleeve and contacting at their inner ends with the standard. f At the upper extremity of the sleeve is a transverse openingL 24, ,extending horizontally and receiving a spindle 26 iixed in position by a Setscrew 28. The spindle is shown as extend* fing `for equal distances upon opposite sides r,each wheel, lying horizontally and spaced equally about the circumference of the wheel. TheyV project outwardly, or away fromthe associated wheel, andare of such length that each may support the desired number of Shoetops or other work-pieces without so crowding them that coated `portions are brought into contact with those upon adjacent pieces which are uncoated. The angular Separation of the pins is sufficient to maintainY the series of supported pieces from striking those upon the succeeding pinslasthe wheels are turned.
li s movable ivitliin'it a rod ll2 serving as a f latch ineinber. boutan outer reduced portioiill of each rod is a helical spring i6 rest-ing at lone .extremity against the body of the rod and atY the other againstr a sleeve 48 fixed in the end ot the vpin-opening, and
thieugh each sleeve the cerresponding rod slides.' Ahead 5 O`is xed upon tliepcrtion 44- outside the sleeve, and allows the latch inein-v ber to be ldrawn outwardly against the force ot the spring. rlie inner extremity otl each latch-rod is tapered at 5l to enter, under .the influence of the spring, a depression 52 in a retaining arm 53 mounted to` turn aboutthe spindle 26. Each arm, there beingrone for yeach of the Wheels 30,y may be secured in different angular positions by aseginent 54 projecting from one side of the; arm and having a slot, through which passes one of the screws 22. lA nut 55`upon the outer end ot this screw bears against the seOinent to clamp the arm vin its `adjusted position. With latch-rod of either of the Wheels 30 drawn out ot the depression 52 which it may have lbeenengaging, such Wheel may be rctated Vi'i'ntilthe nextrod apprcaches'tlie armfat which time the end of the rod Vrides over ar cani-incline 56 vand enterstlie depression 52.
LThese inclines 56 are situated upon both sides of the depression, so the rod may be raised toenter the depression for movement from either side. This rotation of the Wheel prevariedV to suit the needs of an operator by change-iii the angular position of the arm 53.
This simultaneously'eilfects the adjustment of allthe pins vas they` are secured by their respective latch-rods 42.
may be attached to a. bench in a position between Vtivo operators, as one who cements kshoe-tops and one Whoinspects them.` vNormally, the sleeve 18 is so retained in its angujacent to an operators position. lt is here vreta-ined *byy a latch device, which niay consist of a projection 58 upon the upper side ot the collar 14 arranged to enter either: one ot tvvodiainetrically opposite depressions 60 in the bottoni face of the sleeve.y .This engagementis maintained by the Weight of the support and thev parts Which it carries,l an up-` Wardiiioveiiieiit of these, in turn, allowing vthe depression which is in co-operation With the projection to be disengaged therefrom,
and the movement-to continue until the oppo- 'oj'oerat'ors7 positions Will have beenreversed.
sitedepression rides overy theprojection, at Whiclitiine tlie'relation of the pins 38 to the As the'cementing operator coats the tops, she
arm 53. K j capacitypof tlielpinliasbeen reached. Then yremove the Work-pieces therefrom. 1
ln rusing my'improv'ed rack, the flange 10 places them one by one upon a'pin 38 which is conveniently situated and retained against revolution by engagement of one of the rods ll2 Withr the depression 52, the depression being locatedl to give the pin in use'tliepreferred angular position byk adjustment of' the rlhis is continued until the full thev wheel VVmay'v be 'rotated until another'ci the rods engages the depression 52,`the latching means chosen being one Which will bringa succeeding pin at a convenient height for the operator to placeupon itl the coated vvork.
The utilization of. the pins may'fthus pro! griessuntil all aregifull, whereupon the sleeve by a bar 62inserted in the yspindle 24, Which Y is shown `as tubular. It v'vi-llb'e understood inspector will' be occupied With thoseV which( have previously beenv pla'cedupon the' other side', the last-mentioned operator being supplied withv 'fresh Work. Whenever the rack is lijctated about its vertical axis* Iii-the same manner las Vthe cementing operator-1,* the inn se y18 is'turned.` Thisrnay be effected, if desired,
specter may turn the carriereWheel-ivhicli is y,presented at'y her position so that one of its pins vvillfbe suitably located forY her Vto easily Having describedy 'my invention, what I claim as new .anddesiretof secure by Letters yPatent vot the United States is :A sents the pins vin new Work-receiving positions', the exact relation of these pins being' l. ,A rack comprising a base,y a support free tol be rotatably positioned thereon, and. `a f plurality-of carriers mounted to turn about Y an axis lying at an angle te the axis offrotationfot. thesupport, each .carrier being'free to be positioned about its axis independently ofV Vvtlie'associated carriers and leach having projections `extending outwardly from the support andeach arranged to hold separately a series oi' Work-pieces.` -5 .4v 2. A rack comprising a rotatable support,
a plurality of carriers rotatable upon the sup-f'Y yport .and each having a series-of spaced Work-V receiving projections, and means for retain.- ing cach oi thecarriers'in avplurality of predetermined rotative positions corresponding tothe projections.
3. A rack comprisinga rotatablejsupport, a
y plurality of carriersrotatable uponjthel'psuppcrtand each having `Work-receiving.; proje'cy tions,` pluralineans for retaining each of the carriers in a pluralityof predetermined rotative positions, and means arranged V to vary simultaneously the angles/at which the carriers are retained by all the plural means.
d. A rack comprising a rotatable support,
two rotatable 'carriers :spaced from each otherv i125. upon ythe support and provided respectively with oppositely proj ectingy Work-receiving elements, a latch device arranged to retainv the support in different rotative positions, fand a latch* device for each of the carriers.
k5. A rack comprising a standard, a head mounted to turn upon the, standard, a pluL rality of wheels rotatable upon the head and leach having a lplurality of work-receiving pins,iand` meanscfor fixing the head against movement with the Wheels at either ol two oppositevoperating positions.
sitely Vfrom the wheels adjacent to their peripheries.
8.V A rack comprising a standard, a sleeve rotatable upon the standard, a horizontal spindle projecting oppositely from the sleeve,
Y wheels rotatable upon the opposite portions of the spindle and provided with springlatches, horizontal pins projecting oppositely from the Wheels adjacent to their peripheries,
, and a member secured to the sleeve for engagement by the latches.
9. A rack comprising a standard, a sleeve rotatable upon thestandard, a horizontal spindle proj ectin'g'oppositely Afrom the sleeve, wheels rotatable uponthe opposite portions ofy the spindle and provided with spring- Y latches, horizont-al pins projecting oppositely from the wheels vadj acent to their peripheries, a member secured to the sleeve for engage-j nientby the latches, andmeans arranged to vary the 'position voi the member.
10, A rack comprising a vertical rod, a collar iixed upon the rod, a sleeve rotatable about the rod, the collar and sleeve being provided with a projection vand opposite de.- pressions. co-operating with the projection, a horizontal spindle mounted upon the sleeve, a Wheel rotatable about the spindle at each side of the sleeve and having peripheral depressions, pins projecting horizontally from the outer sides of the wheels, and springlatches carried by the pins.
11. A rack comprising a standard, a head rotatable thereon, a spindle ixed in the head,
said spindle being tubular and arranged to receive a bar by which the head maybe turned, and work-carrying wheels rotatable upon the spindle at opposite sides of the head.
l2. A rack organized for use between adj acent operating positions and comprising a i j vertical standard, a sleeve free to be rotatably positioned on the standard, aV horizontal spindle projecting oppositely from the sleeve, a vwheel free to be rotatably positioned upon each extremity of the spindle, projections eX- tending from each wheel and arranged to receive simultaneously work-pieces applied by the operators at both positions, means arranged to retain the sleeve with its respective wheels at either of the operatingpositions,
and means arranged to retain each wheel in a series of angular positions about its axis and thus present the projections successivelyin a deniterelation to the operator at the posi tion in which said wheel is located.
In testimony whereof I have signed myl name to this specification.
JOHN W. COSGROVE.