US 1853076 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 12 1932., c. E. NYGAARD 1,853,076
OPERATION CHART AND l INDICATOR Filed June l5. 1931 "95, time.l
Patented Apr.` l 12, 19.32
CHKARLES '.'E.,NYGA.ARD, PHILADELPHIA, .PENNSYLVANIA orEnMIoiv CHART'ANnrNDIcAToR Application ,filed June 13,
My invention relates to an operation chart and indicator for carrying out a process hav ing diferentsteps of progression during ythe loperation. f y i l v 5,-' While'theinvention is intended for general use itis especially well adapted for use Y in-connection with a laundry clothes washer, commonly referred to in the tradeas a Wash yingwheeL f v.10 ItV is wellv known y that fromk thetime'y clothes are placed in a Washer until the far the operation has proceeded.
clothes `are removed they arefsubjected to different processes Vduring the washingr oper-V c ation. f. During this operation the height of "15 the Water in the washer is changed several'y j times as well as the temperature of the water and for each step or process during the Washing operation the washer isoperated a prede-v l. termined period .of time. It 1s customary "zofforan operator of awasherto have an alarm c clockwhich isset at the beginningof each step during i the washing operation and t sounds an alarm yat the end of the 'respectivestep which is fora predetermined period of The number of steps during a washwashing and particularly when `he has a num-5 f ber yof washers to look after.y Furthermore, y the operator must remember ywhether the articles being washed are' of alight yor dark lcolor and if the articles being Washedv are personal clothes, such as hotel guest work,
' hotel flaty work', family wash, overalls,
or of any trade'. Y
The invention as illustrated is designed other classification used by the for use in connection with a laundry washerV and includes an operationy chart onfwhich appears the dif'eernt stepsfto be Vperformed vduring ya washing'operation, the height of the "water in the washer,`the temperatureof `the water andthe number yof minutes the-washer is to be operated duringgeachstep ofthe op eration. The invention further provides an indicator that'may be manually setlto indi-A cate the current step in-a washing operation ing operation are varied dependingon the kind of kclothes ,being washed. Due to the 1931. seria1No.544,151. y
ktogether with cut-outindicators for cer-` tainof the steps duringcthe operationfor dife ferent classes: of work.l n
By Vthe use of this invention an operator by` looking at thechart may tell'at a 'glance the" different steps to followin carrying out a given washing operation and the indicator.- will denote the current step in the operation so thatvoperators maybe changedduring a, washingoperation without confusion as to the kind ofclothes being washed or as tov how To the above end, generally-stated, the inventionl consists..of combinations of devices hereinafter describedand defined inthe claims. v
f -I-n the' accompanying drawings',k 'whichl illustrate the invention, like charactersindicate like parts througho 't Referring to the dra-wings F ig. 1 is a Yfront elevation of the invention; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the indicator plug;-and f Figa 3 is a kperspective view of one ofthe cut-out plugs.. n The numeral 4'indicates a wallitowhich a panel 5 is secured byscrews 6. Mountedon the left hand end of -thepanel 5i`s a clock 7 having an alarm that may be set to operate at the end o f'a-very short .periodof time. Thls alarm 'includes minute* graduations v8 from y0 to 10 anda cooperating pointer k9 which may be set, at will, to determine the period of timeat'the end of which the alarm 'l will be-sounded and an on7 and off lever 10 for thevalarm. i I
I y the center of the panel is a'sectionaly washing chart'made upof a maincard 11 and a plurality of secondary cards 12. The main.. cardl 1l is removably mounted in a main?L holder 13a-nd the secondaryzcards 12 are removably and individually kmounted insecondary holders 14; .These holders 13 andfvl are secured to the panel 5, vertically spaced, the one below the other, with the main holder?4v 13 at the top. Y f 1 f The following indiciajappears' on the main card 11, readingfromthe'leftfto the right:
Water, and Mins/to "runy The :abbrevia the several viewsp theA novel-"devices and I 20 .6 isan .indicator comprising a -30 .17, reading of course, are
tions Temp and Mins,
Printed for temperature and minutes, on the secondary cards 12, reading from the top down, are the different steps or processes 5 to be followed in Washing clothes. The secondary cards 12 also have printed thereon in a vertical column under Height of Water numerals indicating the height of water in the washer for each step in the operation. A vertical column of numerals also appears on the cards12 under.'lf."emp..of Water -indicating the temperature of the Water in each of said steps, and under Mins to run isla vertical column of figures representing the 15 number of minutes for each step of operation. It rwill benoted .that Veach secondary \mrd;12`ismade in section' so .that the .indicia maybe changed, at will.
-Qn-the right handendrportion.oi `the panel horizontal row of `holes'li in said panel/for each vsecondary 'holder 14. Asshown, there are four holes 15 ineach horizontal row and .these holes are larranged in `vertical Y rows. Horizontally aligned -With the. holder ..11 is a holder `lse- .cured to Atheqiivanel 5 and havinglaremovable card 17 and whichliolder is placed directly -veri the severalverticalrows lof'holes 15.
The tollowingfindiciafappears on the card from, the left tothe right: Guest work, Hotel, Lighticolors and appear directly over the'ffirstthree-vertical columns -ofholes .Any suitable indicia ymay be placed 0n.the .card 17'over the last vertical row of holes 16.
Anindicator plug 18s-adapted to be placed 4in any one offthe. holes -151is 4attached by a cord 19 to the panel 5. The vertical rowof :holes :115 in whichftherindicator plug 18 is placed indicates the type or class of clothes iiag-washed while the'horizontal row indicates .the current step in the washing; operaztion. The indicator plug 18, asipositioned, Vindicates that the Washing-is'fora. hotel and =the washing is inthe third rinsing process.
vW'laen certainy steps .inthe `washing opera- .are fto V'he .f eliminated, lcut-out plugsv 20 are placed -in therespective holes1'5. As 4shown under :HOteLItheLthirdand last three 50 steps of 'the Washing operation i are i 'cut-out by the plugs 20.
In starting ;a -'washing .operation .the oprator'placesxthe indicator plug 18 in :the
V.iqzuperniiost open ihole :.15 Vin the vertical :co1- *.iimnyundertl'ieitype-.or` dass4 of clothes to be Vwashed and las `each vrsuccessive I step in the vioperation is completed; he moves the indicator plug 18 downward: andinto the next open Photel.
What I claiinis:
1. A chart for a series of given; operations, iaulroperation vhaving diiferentzsteps of progiession and includingia heading indicating arequirementiorthe operation, indicia inrdioating the different-steps of' progressionin each operation, 1n each operation an and a symbol for each step d indicating the ratio for the requirement, in combination with an indicator eration.
or the current step in a given op- 2. A chart for a given operation having different steps of progression and including a heading indicating a requirement for the operation, steps of progression .bol =for each'step in indicia indicating ythe operat in the operation, a symtlie different ion and indicating the ratio yfor the requirement, in combination 'withan indicator for the current step in the operation, and a shiftable cut-out indicator for any one of the operation.
steps in the 30 3. Achart for a series of givenoperations, .each operation having different steps ofprogression and including headin different' requirements ineach'operation, indlgs indicating cia indicating the different steps of progression in each operation,
and symbols for each step in each operation and indicating the ratio for each requirement, in
withan indicator for the current step in a givenr operation.
l..A'chart for a serie combination s of given operations,
each operation having different steps ofpro- Ygression .and .including headin different requirements in each op dicia indicating the diierent ,gression iuzeach f each step 1 operation, and sy n each operation and indicating gs indicating eration, in '95 steps of prombols for theratio for each requirement, in combination vwith yan indicatorifor the different steps in100 each operation yincluding a relatively in a given operation and element foreach step having a designating relation .a k-shiftable indicating element anyone of the fixed e thereto, and applicable to leinents to indicate th2105 currentstep in a given operation.
5. Thefstructure further includes a cut-out indie defined in claim 4 which ating element applicable to any one of the fixed elements for a` givenestep in the operation.
6. vA chai-ttor a series ofgiven operations,
v each operation` gression and including headin having different vsteps of progs indicating different requirements in each operation, in-
dicia indicating the different steps of pro;
:gression in each operation, and symbols for each step in each operation and indicating the ratio for each requirement, in combination with a panel ha each operation` a `lation thereto, an yable into any one o ving a hole for each step in nd having a designating re-'120 d an indicating plug insertf said holes to indicate the current step in ak given operation 7. A chart for a given operation having different steps of progression and including 125 headings indicati the operation, steps of .progression in symbols for each indicating the ratio for each re ng diii'erent requirements in indicia indicating. the `dilerent the operatiomand step of the operation .and
quirement,.in im combination with a panel having a hole for each step in the operation and having a designating relation thereto, an indicating plug insertable into any one of said yholes to indicate the currentstep in the operation, and a cut-out` indicating plug insertable into any one of said holes for a given step in the oper-y ation. c p
8. A chart for a given operation having different steps of progression and including headings indicating different requirements in the operation, indicia indicating the different steps of progression in the operation, and symbols for each step of the operation and indicating l the ratio for yeach requirement, in combination with a series of headings eachy indicating a different class of Work, a relatively fixed element under each heading for each step in the operation and having a designating relation thereto, of a shift/able indicating f element applicable to any one of the fixed elements to indicate the class of Work and the current step in thev operation.
9. A chart for a given operation havingl dierent steps of progression lincluding a panel havinga main holder, and a plurality of secondary holders, said mainiand secondary holders being vertically spaced, a card in each holder, a heading on the Cardin the main holder indicating a requirement for Ythe operation, the cards in the secondary holders having indicia indicating the different steps of progression inthe operation and also having a symbol under the heading indicating the ratio for the requirement indicated by the heading, in combination With an indicator v forthe current step inthe operation.y
10. The structure definedy in Vclaim 9 in vwhich the card for each secondary card is ,40 in two sectionsvvith the indicia on the one and the symbol on the other. f Y
1l. A chart for a given operation havingy different steps of yprogression including a panel having a main holder, and a plurality of secondary holders, said 'main and secondary holders beingvertically spaced, a card in each holder, headings onthe card in the main holder in a vertically spaced row and indicating different requirements for the operation, the cards-in the secondary holders having indicia indicating the different steps of progression in the operation and also having a symbol under each heading. indicating the g ratio for the requirement indicated by the 35 respective heading, in combination With an indicator for the current step in the operaf tion.
In testimony whereof I aHiX my signature.
CHARLES E. NYGAARD.