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Publication numberUS2124977 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1938
Filing dateNov 13, 1936
Priority dateNov 13, 1936
Publication numberUS 2124977 A, US 2124977A, US-A-2124977, US2124977 A, US2124977A
InventorsJensen Joseph W
Original AssigneeElectric Household Utilities
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Multispeed roll for ironers
US 2124977 A
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July 26, 1938. J. w. JENSEN 2,124,977

MULTISPEED ROLL FOR IRONERS Filed Nov. 13, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 s ze z July 25, 1938 J. w. JENSEN MULTISPEED ROLL FOR IRONERS Filed Nov. 13, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented July 26, 1938 2,124,977 MULTISPEED BOLL FOR IRONEBS This invention the type having a Joseph W. Jensen,

tric Household Chicago, Utilities Corporation,

lll., a corporation of Illinois Application November 13, 1936,

14 Claims.

relates to ironing machines of horizontally disposed, rotating roll and a cooperating shoe, and wherein the roll is supported and driven solely at one end thereof.

More speciilcally,

the present invention contemplates the provision of a multi-speed drive for the ironer eii'ort has been tions in a manner so It is recognized that some to devise ironer constructhat the roll proper may roll.

made

also be driven at a relatively low or slow speed,

in addition to and considered constructions as what has generally been found a normal ironing speed. Such have been heretofore produced have necessitated complete re-design of the driving mechanism for the ironer roll and due to limitations of space and the desirability of compactness of construction, ance, the multi-speed and general appeardrive connection as heretofore embodied in such machines are usually such that the low or slow speed has invariably been found to be an impractical speed for ironing articles There are certain ing from the embodiment of of wearing apparel, etc.

recognized advantages resulta drive mechanism which also permits rotating the ironing roll at a relatively slow practical ironing speed, as for example, it permits proper and convenient ironing of certain delicate or dilcult articles of wearin! apparel, etc.

permits proper Another advantage is that it ironing of various articles that are relatively damp, such as articles which contain such an amount of moisture that it would ordinarily necessitate passing said article through the machine more than once, at the normal ironing speed, in order to substantially remove all the moisture from said article for preserving the effect of the ironing operation.

One of the primary objects vention is to p mechanism, for chine. which is in operation and capable of manufactured.

Another obj ect novel multi-speed oi the present inrovlde a novel multi-speed drive a rotating roll of an ironing marugged in construction, positive resides in the provision of a drive mechanism constructed and arranged for adaptation to the free unsupported end of the roll.

'A further object is to provide a novel multispeed drive mechanism constructed and arranged ior mounting in the roll without the manner altering anism located free unsupported end oi the necessity of disturbing or in any the conventional driving mechthe supported end of the roll and which mechanism may be understood to be being economically of the type roll at a single nor Still another object is to mechanism .slow roll speed certain delicate or di parel and permits a to manipulate the ironer i ticles.

Other objects an will be apparent fr taken in connecti drawings, in

Ill., asslgnor to Elec- Chicago,

Serial N0. 110,561

usually employed for rotating the which that permits beginner which Fig. l is a fragmentary view ironing roll, with portions broken end of the away to sho mechanism embodying Fig. 2 is a mechanism i Fig. 3 is an taken substanti Fig. 1.

Fig.4isa

w in section the view n ano enlarged transv the splined connection oi the taken as indicated at line 4-4 Fig. 5 is a diagramma an ironing machine embo drive mechanism constituting tion.

For purpose diagrammatically of illustration i in Fig. 5 a

of ironing machine including is operatively anism enclosed in a housing B.

ing roll, design one end by the connected with th tuation in a weil-known m with the roll ill is a shoe ind be moved into and out of cooperating is adapted to relation to the roll by anism which con and therefore invention, Said roll i0 preferably of is provided w suitable includes a tubula resilient material i2, encased ric covering body il,

is reinforced by an stitutes no part requires no illustration.

mal ironing speed.

provide an provides a practical low or improved proper ironing oi' flicult pieces of wearing apto readily learn how n ironing various ard advantages of this invention om the following description, on with the accompanying of the unsupported multi-speed drive the present invention. similar to Fig. l showing the ther position of adjustment.

erse sectional view ally as indicated at line 3--3 on transverse sectional view through drive mechanism, on Fig. l.

tic elevational view of dying the multi-speed the present invenhave shown rather conventional form a motor A which connected to suitable drive mech- A rotatable ironated at iii. is wholly supported at housing B where it is operatively e driving mechanism for acanner. Associated icated at C, which well-known mechof the present r body element il,

metal, the exterior surface o! which ith one or more layers of suitable in a suitable fab- The extreme outer end of the nnular metal band il, spot-welded or otherwise secured to the interior of the stood that the ironer adaptable is ported at an roll.

tubular body I i.

It is to be underto which this invention is oi' the type wherein the roll is supd driven solely fr om one end of the Extending longitudinally and axially of the roll III is a tubular sleeve I8, for supporting said roll body II, and which may be understood to be mounted within the roll III in a manner somewhat similar to that embodied in single or multi-speed commercial forms of rotating roll type ironers. 'Ihe end of said tubular sleeve I6 is supported concentrically within the tubular body II, as will hereinafter be described. Disposed within the tubular sleeve I6 is a driving shaft I1 which is connected to suitable means for imparting rotation to the roll III. It is to be understood that the opposite end of said shaft, (not shown) is connected to conventional driving mechanism which is capable of manipulation under the control of the operator.

As may be seen in the drawings, the shaft I1 extends a short distance beyond the tubular sleeve I6, and rigidly secured to said extended portion of the shaft by means of one or more set screws I3, is a drive element 20 whose exterior surface is provided with a plurality of splines 2l. Journaled and axially movable on the outer end of the sleeve I6 is a housing 23 which is provided with a hub portion 24, having a bushing 25 driveiltted therein for bearing support upon the exterior of the sleeve I6. Said hub portion continues into an outward extension 26 the extreme end of which is threaded and engaged by a closure element 21 which serves as a convenient knob for operating the multi-speed mechanism. The internal portion of said extension 26 is provided with splines 29 cooperating with splines 2I of the element 20. Positioned intermediate the adjacent ends of the splined element 20 and the tubular sleeve IG and circumscribing the driving shaft I1 is a washer 3| which serves as a stop for one shoulder of the internal splined portion 23, oi' the hub extension 26, and limits inward movement of the housing 23, as seen in Fig. 1. The opposite shoulder of said splined portion 29 limits the outward movement of the housing 23 by contact with a cap plate 33 secured to the end of the splined element 20 by screws 34, as.

seen in Fig. 2.

The inner end of the housing 23 terminates in an enlarged annular drum-like portion 23* in the end of which is press-fitted an annular clutch element 36 in the form of an internal gear ring. adapted for selective engagement with a cooperating clutch element 31 secured by means of bolts 33 to a dished support 39 which is formed with an annular flange 33", spot-welded or otherwise rigidly secured to the interior of the tubular body Il. 'The central portion of said member 33 is formed flange 33h in which is press-litted a bushing 40 adapted for journal support on the external surface of the tubular sleeve I6. The clutch element 31 may be of any desired form and,` as herein shown, is in the form of a gear, adapted to mesh with the gear ring 38.

In the position of the parts shown in Fig. 1 the shaft I1 drives the splined element 2li, which in' turn rotates the housing 23 through the splined connection of the hub extension 28, and because the clutch elements 38 and 31 are in operative engagement. motion is transmitted directly through the clutch element 31 to the support 39, directly rotating the roll III. It is to be understood that this arrangement of the driving mechanism rotates the roll Iii at which is considered a normal operating speed.

For changing the speed of rotation o1' the roll ID to low or slow speed, the knob member 21 with an annular reversely extending is grasped and pulled outward to the position seen in Fig. 2, in which position the housing 23 has been moved so that the gear ring 36 is in mesh with a pinion 45 journaled on a stud 46 rigidly secured in a boss 31'L of the clutch member 31. Said pinion 45, as may be seen in the drawings, is constantly in mesh with a planet gear 48 which is rigidly secured on the supporting tube I8 by one or more set screws 43, in its hub 43. In this position of adjustment of the mechanism it will now be apparent that the pinion 45 which is connected to the clutch member 31 and which in turn drives the roll by virtue of its connection to the dished support 33, substantially reduces the speed of rotation of the roll III.

It is to be understood that the end of the teeth of the pinion 45 adjacent the boss 31 and both ends of the teeth of the gear ring 3B, as well as the outer ends of the teeth of the gear ring 31. are beveled so that upon longitudinal movement of the housing 23, the gear ring 36 may quickly and easily mesh with either the teeth of the clutch member 31 or the teeth of the pinion 45. By virtue o'f this construction it is possible to change the speed of the roll while it is operating.

As above mentioned, the washer 3I serves as a stop adapted to be engaged by the shoulder oi the splined portion 29 of the hub extension 26'when said housing is moved inwardly to the position seen in Fig. 1, while the shoulder formed at the opposite end of the splined portion 29 is adapted to abut against the cap plate 33 when the housing 23 is withdrawn to the position seen in Fig. 2 which corresponds to the low driving speed for the roll I0.

Although I have shown and described a preferred embodiment of my invention, manifestly it is capable of modification and variation without departing from the spirit and scope thereof. I do not, therefore, wish to be understood as limiting this invention to the precise construction herein disclosed, except as it may be so limited in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in said roll and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds.

2. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, al shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adJustable means mounted in said roll and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of separate positive driving connections from said shaft to said roll.

3. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means. a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected tosaid driving mecha- 75 nism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in said roll and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connections from said shaft to the roll, and an axially movable control member for selectively engaging one of said drive connections for rotating said roll at one of said desired speeds.

4. In. an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubularelement and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in said roll and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connections from said shaft to the roll, an axially movable control member for selectively engaging any of said drive connections for rotating said roll at one of said speeds, and stop means for positioning cooperating members at any of said drive connectons.

5. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in said roll and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connectons from said shaft to the roll, and an axially movable control member for selectively engaging one of said drive connections for rotating said roll at one of said speeds, one of said drive connections comprising a clutch member and a support rigidly attached thereto and to the roll for driving said roll.

6. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in said roll and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connections from said shaft to the roll, and an axially movable control member for selectively engaging one of said drive connections for rotating said roll at one of said speeds, one of said drive connections comprising a clutch member and a support4 rigidly attached thereto and to the roll for driving said roll at the same speed as said shaft, and another of said drive connections including a gear reduction for rotating said clutch and support member together with said roll at a lower rate of speed.

7. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, selectively adjustable means carried in said roll for driving it at different speeds, and means for connecting said selectively adjusting means and said driving mechanism.

8. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll. a stationary roll supporting element disposed in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft extending through said roll and connected to said driving mechanism, and adjustable means mounted in said roll and having connection to said shaft for selectively driving said roll at different speeds.

9. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft extending through said roll and connectedto said driving mechanism. and adjustable means mounted in said roll and having connection to said shaft for selectively driving said roll at different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of separate positive driving connections from the free end of said shaft to said roll.

l0. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanisrn, and selectively adjustable means mounted in the end of said roll opposite the support and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connections from said shaft to the roll, and an axially movable control member for selectively engaging one of said drive connections for rotating said roll at one of said speeds.

l1. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed Within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in the end of said roll opposite the support and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connections from said shaft to the roll, an axially movable control member for selectively engaging any of said drive connectons for rotating said roll at one of said speeds and stop means for positioning cooperative members at any of said drive lconnections.

12. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said.roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in the end of said roll opposite the support and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality of different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connections `from said shaft to the roll, and an axially movable control member for selectively engaging one of said drive connections for rotating said roll at one of said speeds, one of said drive connections comprising a clutch member and a support rigidly attached thereto and to the roll for driving said roll.

13. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the rolll a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed subi stantlally centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in the end of said roll opposite the support and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality oi' different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connections from said shaft to the roll, and an axially movable control member for selectively engaging one oi' said drive connections for rotating said roll at one of said speeds, one of said drive connections comprising a clutch member and a support rigidly attached thereto and to the roll for driving said roll at the same speed as said shaft, and another o! said drive connections including a gear reduction for rotating said clutch and support member together with said roll at a lower rate of speed.

14. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and selectively adjustable end of said roll opposite ,instable means including a plurality o! separa positive driving connections from said shaft ber, an internal gear housing, a support port and adapted to shaft, a planet gear ber and constantly said housing being pinion ior driving said roll at a reduced rate speed.

JOSEPH W. JENSEN.

CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION. Patent No. 2.l2b9?7. July 26, 1958.

JOSEPH W. JENSEN.

It is hereby certified that error appears in the printed specification of the above nzmbered patent requiring correction as follows: Page 5, first colinnn, line 9, claim 5, strike out the word "desired"; and second column,

onary" insert tubular; and. that the said Letters Patent should be read with this 'correction `therein that the same may conform to the record of the 'case in the Patent Office.

Signed and sealed this 27th day of September, `A. D. 1958.

iienry Va Andale (Seal) C' Acting Commissioner of Patents.

said roll, said selectively adjustable means comprising a splined driving member rigidly mounted on the end o! the shaft. a housing Journaled and axially movable on the tubular element and having a hub portion internally splined for cooperative engagement with the splined driving memring rigidly connected to said connected to the interior ot the roll and Journaled on said tubular element, a clutch member rigidly connected to said supbe engaged by said gear ring for driving said roll at the same speed as said rigidly mounted on the tubular element, a pinion carried by the clutch memmeshed with the planet gear, axially movable for disposing the gear ring in driving engagement with said and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, means mounted in the the support and having plurality oi' diii'erent speedsl said selectively adte to said drive connections comprising a clutch member and a support rigidly attached thereto and to the roll for driving said roll.

13. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the rolll a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed subi stantlally centrally in said roll and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, and selectively adjustable means mounted in the end of said roll opposite the support and having connection to said shaft for driving said roll at a plurality oi' different speeds, said selectively adjustable means including a plurality of axially spaced drive connections from said shaft to the roll, and an axially movable control member for selectively engaging one oi' said drive connections for rotating said roll at one of said speeds, one of said drive connections comprising a clutch member and a support rigidly attached thereto and to the roll for driving said roll at the same speed as said shaft, and another o! said drive connections including a gear reduction for rotating said clutch and support member together with said roll at a lower rate of speed.

14. In an ironing machine, in combination, a rotatable roll having support means and driving mechanism at one end of the roll, a stationary tubular roll supporting element disposed substantially centrally in said roll and selectively adjustable end of said roll opposite ,instable means including a plurality o! separa positive driving connections from said shaft ber, an internal gear housing, a support port and adapted to shaft, a planet gear ber and constantly said housing being pinion ior driving said roll at a reduced rate speed.

JOSEPH W. JENSEN.

CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION. Patent No. 2.l2b9?7. July 26, 1958.

JOSEPH W. JENSEN.

It is hereby certified that error appears in the printed specification of the above nzmbered patent requiring correction as follows: Page 5, first colinnn, line 9, claim 5, strike out the word "desired"; and second column,

onary" insert tubular; and. that the said Letters Patent should be read with this 'correction `therein that the same may conform to the record of the 'case in the Patent Office.

Signed and sealed this 27th day of September, `A. D. 1958.

iienry Va Andale (Seal) C' Acting Commissioner of Patents.

said roll, said selectively adjustable means comprising a splined driving member rigidly mounted on the end o! the shaft. a housing Journaled and axially movable on the tubular element and having a hub portion internally splined for cooperative engagement with the splined driving memring rigidly connected to said connected to the interior ot the roll and Journaled on said tubular element, a clutch member rigidly connected to said supbe engaged by said gear ring for driving said roll at the same speed as said rigidly mounted on the tubular element, a pinion carried by the clutch memmeshed with the planet gear, axially movable for disposing the gear ring in driving engagement with said and carried by the support means, a shaft disposed within the tubular element and connected to said driving mechanism, means mounted in the the support and having plurality oi' diii'erent speedsl said selectively adte to

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Classifications
U.S. Classification38/1.00R, 475/299
International ClassificationD06F67/10, D06F67/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F67/10
European ClassificationD06F67/10