US 267365 A
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NrTEn STATES GEORGE PARTRIDGE, OF EVANSVILLE, MINNESOTA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 267,365, dated November 14, 1882,
Application tiled February E, 1882. (No model.) l
To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, GEORGE PARTRIDGE, of Evansville, in the county of Douglas and State of Minnesota, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Brick-Mold Washers, of which the following is a specification.
Figure 1 is a plan View ofthe improvement. Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation. Fig. 3 is an edge view of the moldfboard.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The object-of this invention is to furnish Washers for removing dirt or clay from the inner surfaces of brick-molds, the use ot' which will enable the operator to clean the molds rapidly and thoroughly.
rlhe invention consists in constructing a brick-mold washer of a Water-receiving box having cross-bars, a guide-block attached to the cross bars, and a brush attached to the guide-block, whereby the molds will be washed by passing them down over the brush, as will be hereinafter l'nlly described.
A represents a box to contain water, and whichnlay be made of any convenient size.
B are two bars, which cross and are secured to the bottom ofthe box Aor to its sides.
To the middle parts of the upper sides or edges ofthe bars B is secured the guide-block O, which is made a little smaller than the interior of the brick-molds, so that it can pass through the said molds easily.
To the guide-block O is secured, by a screw, d, the brush-block D, which is concentric with and is made smaller than the guide-block O, so that the sides and ends of the said guideblock C will project beyond the sides and ends of the brush-block D, as shown in Fig. 2 and in dotted lines in Fig. l.
Around the middle part ot' the brush-block D is formed a gro0ve,in which is secured bristles, grass, cane, Whalebone, wood, or other suitable material, E. The material E is bent together at its center around bars F, which bars and material are then forced into the slots of the brush-block D7 and are secured to the said brush-block at the bottoms of the said grooves by nails or other suitable means, the material E being made so long thatit willrub against theinner surfaces of the sides and ends of a brick-mold, Gr, as the said mold is passed down over the brush D E and guide-block O, the said guide-block C centering the mold, so that its sides and ends will press equally against the brush D E, and will thus be evenly cleaned. At the corners of the brush-block D the material E is made thicker, so that it will spread and fill out the corners of the brush.
In using the washer a sufiicient quantity of water is placed in the box A and the molds are passed down over and raised from the brush 'D E, during which operation the brush D E removes all dirt or clay from the miler surface of the mold and leaves the mold ready to be again used.
H is the mold board, upon which the offbearer carries the filled molds from the machine to the drying-place.
To the end edges of the water-box A are attached cross-bars, cleats, or flanges I, which project above the top of the box A and are beveled upon theinnersides of their upwardlyprojecting parts, as shown in Fig. 2, to form edges, so that the said bars I will serve as Scrapers or wipers upon which to scrape or wipe o the sides of the mold-board H, and thus remove any mud or dirt that may adhere to the saidmold-board.
Having thus described my invent-ion, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The combination, with the water-box A, having the cross-bars B, of the guide-block (l, secured to the middle ofthe upper edges of said cross-bars, and the block D, carrying the brush and secured centrally to said guide-block, as and for the purpose specified.
Witnesses G. M. SWENSON, PETER MYHR.