US 2728132 A
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1955 E. H. SHATTUCK ETAL 2,728,132
AXMINSTER SETTING FRAME Filed Oct. 26. 1955 BY ITTORNEY United States.
2,728,132 AXMINSTER SETTING FRAME Ewart H. Shattuck, Ardsley-on-Hudson, and John V. Curran, Jr., Yonkers, N. Y., assignors to Alexander Smith, Incorporated, White Plains, N. Y., a corpora tion of New York Application October 26, 1953," 51121 No. 388,301
3 Claims. (Cl. 28-555).
This invention relates to Axminster setting frames and has for an object to provide a setting frame having novel and improved characteristics.
Another object is to provide a setting frame of the above type in which the relative positions of the different ends can be altered without changing the positions of the spool packages on the creel.
Another object is to provide a setting frame having novel and improved means for altering the setting to conform to a selected pattern.
Another object is to provide a setting frame creel in which all of the spools are within easy reach of an operator.
Various other objects and advantages will be apparent as the nature of the invention is more fully disclosed.
The invention will be better understood by referring to the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings in which a specific embodiment has been set forth for purposes of illustration.
In the drawings:
Fig. l is a perspective view showing a setting frame embodying the present invention; and
Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail view showing the adjustable positioning bar.
Referring to the drawings more in detail the setting frame is shown as including a creel formed by a plurality of longitudinal bars carrying spindles 11 adapted to receive the individual packages, such as spools 12 carrying the selected ends for setting. The bars 10 are joined by arcuate members 13 to form a creel which is curved in an arc conforming generally to the normal arc of movement of the arm of an operator standing in front of the creel so that all of the spindles 11 are within easy reach of the operator. For example the chord joining the ends of the arcuate members 13 is slightly inclined to the vertical with the upper spindles disposed at or slightly above shoulder height and with the lower spindles at about knee height for an average operator.
The creel is mounted on legs 14 from a carriage 15 having rollers 16 which allow longitudinal shifting of the creel as required to facilitate the setting of the packages 12 on the spindles.
An Axminster loom spool 20 of standard construction is driven for winding purposes by a pair of drive rolls 21 on which it freely rests. The rolls 21 are power driven for the above purpose. A presser roll 22, mounted on a hinged frame 23, is adapted to be disposed over the spool 20 to hold the same in place on the drive rolls 21 during the winding operation. The winding mechanism is of standard construction and only so much thereof has been shown as is necessary to an understanding of the present invention.
For guiding the ends from the packages 12 to their proper relative positions on the loom spool 20 a plurality of small tubes 30, such as plastic tubes, are provided with one end of each tube mounted adjacent one of the spindles 11 and secured in position on the longi- ICC tudinal members 10 of the creel. tube 30 is secured in a jack 31 having a sp'ring'tip 32 which is adapted to be inserted in a hole 33 in' a spacing bar 34 which is parallel to the spool 20. The bar 34 is formed with a plurality of rows of such holes 33 which are disposed in staggered relation along-the length In setting up this frame the various packages 12 con? taining the endsto be wound onto the loom spool 20 are placed on the spindles 11 in the proper arrangement,
The end from eachto produce the desired pattern. package 12 is then fed through the corresponding tube 30 by suitable feeding means, such as an air blast applied to the entrance end of the tube. Such an air blast causes the end to advance through the tube and to project from the exit end of the jack 32.
The jacks 32 are then inserted in the holes 33 in the proper sequence to conform to the desired pattern. The ends from the jacks 32 are then fed manually through the reed 35 in the usual manner and the sheet of ends thus produced is started manually on an empty loom spool 20. The spool 20 is then placed on the drive rolls .21, the presser roll 22 is positioned thereover to hold the loom spool in place and the rolls 21 are driven until the proper amount of yarn has been wound on the spool 20. The spool is then removed, cutting these ends between the spool 20 and the reed 35, and the ends are applied to a second spool for winding in the same manner.
When it is desired to change the pattern, the jacks 31 carrying the ends to be changed, are removed from their holes 33 in the bar 34 and replaced in other holes 33 corresponding in position to the new pattern. The loom spool 20 may be then set up and wound as before.
It is noted that this change in pattern does not require a change in the position of the packages 12 on the creel since the plastic tubes 30 provide guides to prevent the ends from tangling even though the relative positions of the ends in the spacing bar 34 differ from the positions of the packages on the creel. Hence the relative positions of the ends can be altered to conform to a new pattern with a minimum of labor and time. The alteration merely requires the removal of the selected jacks from one hole in the bar 34 and the insertion thereof in a diiferent hole corresponding to the new pattern. If the new pattern requires fewer or different ends in certain positions the jacks carrying the unused ends may be left hanging or may be replaced in dummy holes until re quired, so that all of the packages corresponding'to a given pattern may be set on the creel at the beginning of the operation and all further changes may be made by changing the position of the jacks without altering the yarn packages on the creel.
In case of breakage of one of the ends the tubes 30 prevent tangling and it is only necessary to rethread that particular tube.
While a particular embodiment of the invention has been shown for purposes of illustration it is to be understood that various modifications may be made therein and that the invention is capable of other uses as will be readily understood by a person skilled in the art.
What is claimed is:
1. An Axminster setting frame for setting and winding yarn onto a Axminster loom spool, comprising a creel having a set of spindles for carrying yarn packages, a set of flexible tubes having entrance ends disposed on said creel in position to receive'yarn from the packages on the respective spindles and having plug-in jacks at their exit ends, and a spacing member having a set of sockets to removably receive said plug-in jacks whereby Patented- Dec. 27,- -1 955 The other end of each said yarns can be set in a series conforming to a selected pattern.
2. An Axminster setting frame for setting and Winding yarn onto an Axminster loom spool, comprising a creel having a set of spindles for carrying yarn packages, :1 set of flexible tubes having entrance ends disposed on said creel in position to receive yarn from the packages on the respective spindles and having plug-in jacks at their. exit ends, and a spacing member having a set of sockets to removably receive said plug-in jacks whereby said yarns can be set in a series conforming to a selected pattern, and a driven roll for supporting and rotating said loom spool disposed with its axis parallel to said spacing member for receiving the set of yarns.
3. An Axminster' setting frame for setting and winding yarn onto an Axminster loom spool, comprising a creel having a set of spindles for carrying yarn packages, a
set of flexible tubes having entrance ends disposed on said creel in position to receive yarn from the packages on the respective spindles and having plug-in jacks at their exit ends, a driven roll for supporting and rotating said loom spool, and a spacing bar extending parallel to said roll and having a set of sockets spaced therealong to removably receive said plug-in jacks, whereby said yarn can be set in sequence to conform to a selected pattern.
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