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Publication numberUS2174787 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 3, 1939
Filing dateSep 27, 1935
Publication numberUS 2174787 A, US 2174787A, US-A-2174787, US2174787 A, US2174787A
InventorsSidney S. Holland
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Washing machine
US 2174787 A
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Oct. 3, 1939. s. s. HOLLAND WASHING MACHINE Filed Sept. 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. Sidney S. Hal/and BY 4f ATTORNEY.

I Patented Oct. 3, 1939 WASHING MACHINE Sidney S. Holland, Sandusky, Ohio, assignor, by direct and mesne assignments, to The Apex Electrical Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application September 27, 1935, Serial No. 42,485

Claims. (Cl. 68-22) 5 It has been common practice to secure the shell I as by bolt and nuts 4 and 5. With the 5 wringeronthetubinany one of a number of simple spider secured in place, a solid support for the suitable ways. They are fixed to the washer as tub and its load is provided. In this invention by bolting, riveting and the like. They are not a tub 6, separate and independent of the shell I demountable. They may-not be easily and quickly is provided. Tub 6 is of appreciably less cross picked ofi or set in place. No provision is made sectional area than the interior of shell I. When 10 against reversing them so that the drain board is it is arranged in operative concentric position in the wrong place, or otherwise incorrectly porelative to shell I the assembly provides a pesitioning the wringer on the tub. Washers, as ripheral air chamber in which the air is still heretofore made, have not been insulated. There or dead as it has no outside communication. As

is a great and unnecessary heat loss. This unis well known, noncirculating or still air is the 15 necessarily overheats the room where the Washer most efficient thermal or heat insulator practical. is and, of course, is uneconomical to that extent. By this construction, the tub is thoroughly in- Also, washers as at present constructed have a sulated throughout the entire extent of its side single-structure tub in which a single cylindrical walls. This of course reduces heat loss in washwall serves both as tub and as skirt flange or ing and, at the same time, avoids undesirable housing for the motor and operating parts beoverheating in the room, where the washer is neath the tub bottom, all as is well understood. used. Tub 6 is provided with a peripheral roll It is impossible to separate tub and housing in flange I completely bridging and closing the upcase of injury to either. per end of the air space and resting on the upper 5 The present invention eliminates the above and edge of shell I. In order to retain tub 6 con- 26 other objections and provides a simple, efiicient, sentric with shell I and maintain uniform width compact and economical machine in which the of air chamber or spacing between shell I and tub wringer is quickly and easily demountable and 6,acenteringopeningisprovidedthroughthecenter. cannot be improperly positioned. It also provides of the bottom of the tub. A corresponding opening 30 an insulated removable tub of great simplicity and is provided through spider 2 and is strengthened 30 very low cost production. I by a hub 8. Hub 8 is interiorly threaded to re- In order to more clearly disclose the construcceive a threaded extension 9 on a stationary I tion, operation and use of the invention, reference tubular agitator post or sleeve II]. This post has should be had to the accompanying drawings a broad shoulder II concentric with the extenforming part of the present application. sion 9 and adapted to clamp the adjacent tub 35 Throughout the several views like reference bottom between it and the spider 2, as will be characters designate-the same parts. readily understood. To make a water tight seal In the drawings and prevent leakage from the tub into the ma- Fig. 1 is a side elevation, with tub, spider and chinery, a gasket I2 is provided and is clamped agitator sleeveshown dotted; 1 between shoulder II and the tub bottom. In as- 40 Fig. 2 is a top plan view of Fig. 1, enlarged; sembling, the tub is placed in position so that the Fig. 3 is an enlarged vertical cross section on hole through its bottom is concentric witl'r the line 33 of Fig. 1, through one-half of the mahub 8. Then theextension 9 of the post I0 is chine; v threaded into the hub 8 until shoulder II se- Fig. 4 is an end view of wringer from the curely clamps the tub bottom to the spider 2.

and e S This pulls the tub 6 down to tight seating of roll Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross section on line 5-5 flange I against upper edge of the wall of shell I, o completely sealing the insulating air space or Referr to the drawings in a I indichamber. At the same time, this coupling or concates a cylindrical metal shell adapted -to connection correctly centers the tub to maintain 5o The invention to be hereinafter described .relates to washing machines.

Briefly it is a combination'of demountable nonreversible wringer and insulated tub.

tain the tub and all working parts. Heretofore, the tub has been built in or otherwise made integral with this shell. In the present invention that is not the case At a point in the length of the shell corresponding to the depth of the port 2.

tub is secured a spider, disc or other suitable sup- For ready assembly, this spider is provided with attaching flanges 3 by which it may be readily and securely but detachably connected to 20 connected may be set right alongside. It is,- of

' plete, is simply lifted off, the washer set under the cover and portions 34 and makes it possible i to slide the cover to and from closing position without interference.

By having thew'ringer mounting at one side of the center'the cover knob is readily accessible and the cover may be easily lifted and taken out from the other side practically 'as readily, as though the wringer were not in place.

There is a great and rapidly growing held in 1 apartments, flats and single rooms; for small, compact washers which may be readily stored or rolled away into otherwise waste space and as easily rolled out again for use. A space-saving type where all space is at a premium. The present invention meets fully and quickly all such requirements, When not in use the wringer, comthe sink where it will have plenty of room and will occupy only space otherwise entirely waste. The wringer with drain board and handle discourse, only necessary. to turn out thescrews oi the drain board and loosen the set screw of the handle in order to disconnect them. And when the wringer is again desired it is only necessary to assemble the drain board and handle andagain set the wringer in place.

From the above it will be seen .-that gravity alone actuates the means for maintaining the wringer in operative position with'the feet 32 in the cooperating sockets 33 and the wringer upright above the tub but to one side of its center.

The construction, operation and use of the in-' vention will be clear from the preceding detailed description.

Many changes may be made in the construction, arrangement and disposition of the various parts of the invention, \within the scope-of the 4 v 0 include all such within this application wherein appended claimswithout'in any degree departing from the field of the invention and it is meant to only one preferred form has been illustrated, purely as an example and withno intent to limit in any degree the scope of the claims.

Having thusdescribed my invention, what I claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:

1. In combination,- a machine having a cylindrical upperwall, a wringer provided with vfeet spaced apart a distance less than'the outside diameter of said cylindrical wall and of the same curvature as said wall, a drain board carried by said wringer and normally extending outwardly relatively to the centre of the machine.

- and sockets carried by said wall constructed to s pport said feet in contact with said wall and removably support said wringer.

2. In combination, a washing having a cylindricalupper wall, a closure covering subi y the ire 1109. B, wrirmer across and above said wall and closure and prca vided with feet spaced apart a distance less than the outside diameter of said wall, said feet having inclined or tapered vertical'edges, a drain board carried by said wringer and normally extending outwardly relatively to the centre of the machine, said wall having sockets constructed to support said feet in contact with said wall and provided with walls of a taper corresponding to that of the aforesaid feet 'and-removably supporting said wringerin position.

3. In combination, a washing machine having a metal tub circular in cross section, a wringer having a pair of depending supporting feet spaced apart a distance less than the diameter of said tub, a pair of wringer supporting members carried by the side walls of said tub at one side of less than the diameter of said tub, a pair of wringer supporting members fixed to the side walls of said tub adjacent the top at one side of v the vertical axis of the tub and spaced from each other a distance corresponding to the distance between said feet, said members forming with the wall of the tub laterally diverging pockets, said feet formed with a corresponding divergenceto prevent an end-to-end reversal of the wringer with respect to the tub. 5. In a washing machine, a circular metal tub.

a. wringerior said machine provided with a pair -of depending feet spaced apart a distance lessthan the diameter 'of said tub. meansto detachably mount the wringer onthe tub. comprising ja pair of members carried by the side walls of the *tub spaced from each other a distance corresponding to the distance between'said feet, said I members eachhaving a portion spaced from the sld walls of the tub to-form therewith pockets substantially parallel to the wall of the tub, said-pockets diverging from each other horizontally and the width of said pockets being varied in avertical direction, said feet shaped to provide a divergence corresponding to their respective pockets and their width being varied in a vertical direction to limit the vertical movement of the feet into the pockets and prevent an end-to-end reversal oithe-wrlnger with respect to.the tub.


pending supporting feet spaced apart a distance c. F. JONES APPARATUS FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTING Filed Oqt. 11, 1937 6 Sheets-Sheet l A TTORNEY

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US2437636 *Jun 21, 1945Mar 9, 1948Becker John GClothes-washing machine
US2525392 *Oct 21, 1944Oct 10, 1950Borg WarnerForward and reverse gearing for wringer drives
US5570598 *Feb 21, 1995Nov 5, 1996Haven; Lonnie M.Counter top clothes washer
US20020157190 *Nov 13, 2001Oct 31, 2002Shunji ImaiWashing apparatus and method of washing laundry
U.S. Classification68/22.00A, 68/272
International ClassificationD06F45/00, D06F45/12
Cooperative ClassificationD06F45/12
European ClassificationD06F45/12