Improvement in baling-presses
US 181631 A
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W. H. BROCK.
NI STATES PATENT FFIGE.
WILLIAM H. BROCK, or FLUsHINc, AssIe-Non fro JABEZ A. BosTwIoK, New YORK, N. Y.
IMPROVEMENT IN BALING-PRESSES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. l 81,631, dated August 29, 1876; application filed February 25, 1876.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM H. BROCK, of Flushing, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Ealing-Presses, of which the following is a specification The object of this improvement is to draw the iron hoops tight that are employed in holding goods that have been baled.
I make use of a clamp to hold the hoop, and a sliding toggle, that simultaneously turns the hoop up to place and strains it tightly, so that the bale tie or buckle can be applied for holding the ends of the hoop together.
In the drawing, Figure lis a vertical crosssection of the baling-press with my appliances. Fig. 2 is a detached plan view of the lower straining-toggle, and Fig. 3 is an inverted plan of the upper straining-toggle 5 and Fig. 4 is an end view of the lower strainingt'oggle. g
The lower platen or bed-block a, upper platen b, head-block c, and tie-rods d are of any usual or desired character, and the power is applied by a screw or otherwise.
The platens are grooved transversely, as ausual. It is preferable to employ grooves that are each wide enough for the iron hoop, and then enlarged into a circular hole, so that the hoop can be easily passed through, as usual; and the said groove also receives the stock of the tightening apparatus.
The tightener is made of a stock, e, that is preferably a circular b ar, with a handle, h, at one end, and of a size to slide freely endwise in one of the grooves; and each stock is grooved longitudinally, to receive a togglebar, i, to the outer end of which the hoop is connected, and the operation is that, as the stock is drawn along endwise, the tension of the hoop or strap swings the toggle-bar up toward the bale, and the power to strain the strap increases until the toggle assumes a position at right angles to the stock. The heel of the toggle prevents further movement, and the hoop is held firmly while the ends are fastened together byl any suitable bale-tie.
It will usually be best to bend up one end of the hoop into a loop, insert one part of the bale-tie 'n in the same, and hook such tie and hoop upon the hooks l, that are upon the toggle-bar of the upper stock, so that the bale-tie will be in place. The hoop is then drawn around the bale, and caught between a clamp, t, and the stationary jaw m upon the toggle-bar t of the lower stock e.
The hoopl will be drawn tight by operating the two stocks, as aforesaid; and the hoop may be folded back by hand, or a hand-tool, to the proper place, so that it will be of a lengthto reach the bale-tie, and where that vbale-tie is in the form of a staple the stock can be turned sufficiently to allow for hooking the loop at the end of the hoop upon the staple of the tie. The clamp t is now turned back to liberate the hoop, and the stocks pushed in, so as to liberate-the togglebars, and place them in position for the next hoop.
It will be apparent that the hinge togglebar 'l will act ,as a swinging bale-tie holder if the sliding bar is not moved, in which case it Will be used to bend the hoop, and carry the bale-tie properly down against the side of the bale, and the tension will be applied to the other end of the hoop. The hinge upon which this arm swings may be attached in any couvenient manner at or near the surface of the platen.
If desired, a gage-hook, m', upon an adjustable slotted slide may be attached to the stock, so that the hoop may be bent around such hook, and the length of the hoop be thereby determined.
The hook is to be turned aside before the hoop is strained.
I-claim as my inventionl. The combination, with a baling-press, of the sliding stock and toggle-bar to strain the hoop, substantially as specied.
2. The combination, with the sliding stock holding one end of-thehoop, and bending the and toggle-bar, .of aolamp to grasp-andihold hoopagainst'thoSide-ofthebale, substantially the hoop, substantially as 'setfortlL asspeoied.
3. The gage-hook m', in combination with Signed by me this 19th day of February, the stock and toggle-bar, substantially'as set" A. 111876.
forth. WILLIAM H. BROCK.
4. The togglehar @hinged at onerer1 ',i-n"ear Witnesses:
the surface of the platen, in combination 'with fGEo. T. PINCKNEY,
the bale-tie holder at the end of said bar i, for" CEAS. H. SMITH.