Cartridge capping and uncapping implement
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A. WORDEN. Cartridge Capping and Unoappinglmple ment.
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ALVA WORDEN, OF YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN.
CARTRIDGE CAPPING AND UNCAPPING IMPLEMENT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 231,250, dated August 17, 1880.
Application filed June 25, 1880. (N0 model.)
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ALVA WORDEN, of Ypsilanti, in the county of Washtenaw and State of Michigan, have invented an Improvement in Devices for (lapping Cartridge Shells, of which the following is a specification.
The nature of my invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in devices for recapping cartridge-shells after they have been fired; and it consists in certain details of construction, herein after more fully explained, and then pointed out in the claim.
Figure 1 is a perspective of my improved device as used in the process of capping before removing the shells from the cylinder. Fig. 2 is a like view, showing the device preparatory to discharging or removing the exploded cap from the cartridge-shell. Fig. 3 is a vertical central section of Fig. 2. Fig. 4. is a detached view of the lever.
In the accompanying drawings, A represents a cylinder of sufficient diameter to allow a cartridge-shell to be inserted freely.
B is a center post of the proper diameter to enter the shell a. This post is secured within the cylinder by means of vertical slots in the sides of the post and pins or setscrews 1) through the cylinder, engaging with said slots, and so arranged that the post is susceptible of a vertical movement when desired. The upper end of the post is provided with a projecting pin, 0, and the lower end projects below the bottom of the cylinder.
The top of the cylinder is provided with a bifurcated ear, cl, within which is pivoted the end of the lever C. The lever is provided with a cam-shaped projection, e, which, when the lever is depressed, as shown in Fig. 2, will project beyondthe adjacent wall of the cylinder. The lever is also provided with a circular lug, h, which, when the lever is in the position shown in Fig. 1, will hang over the vertical center of the cylinder.
In practice, the cylinder is held in the hand, with the lever in the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. The hollow shell is then inserted from the top into the cylinder and embracing the post. The lever is then depressed against the side of the cylinder, when the camshaped projection c of the lever will engage with the top of the shell. Then a quick blow against the bottom of the post will force the same upward, the pin in the top thereof forclog out the exploded cap The new cap is then inserted, and the lever, thrown into the position shown in Fig. 1, will impinge the lug it against the cap, when a slight pressure will force the cap to place without danger of premature explosion.
I am aware that a plunger working within a cylinder designed to pass within the car tridge-shell is not new, and that a pivoted lever with a projection to hold the shell in position and a device for pressing a new cap into the shell has before been used in this class of machines, and I therefore make no claim to such devices.
What I claim as my invention is- The combination, in a recapping device, of the hollow cylinder A, open at its ends, and adapted to contain the shell in its interior and support its rim, with the pin 1), passing through the slotted post B, adapted to slide in the cylinder and provided with the pin 0, and the le; ver G, pivoted to the cylinder A and provided with the cam-projection e and lug h, the whole constructed and arranged to operate in the manner and for the purpose set forth.
H. S. SPRAGUE, THEo. S. DAY.