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Publication numberUS2808806 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 8, 1957
Filing dateMar 21, 1955
Priority dateMar 21, 1955
Publication numberUS 2808806 A, US 2808806A, US-A-2808806, US2808806 A, US2808806A
InventorsTysinger Joseph L
Original AssigneeSchaefer Brewing Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Keg striping device
US 2808806 A
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0d- 8, 1957 J. L. TYslNG'ER 2,808,806

KEG STRIPING DEVICE' Filed March. 21. 1955 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Oct. 8, 1957 E J. L. TYslNGER KEG STRIPING DEVICE 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 2l, 1955 INvx-:Nroa

y JOSEPH I.. TYSINGER '-w n ,d l f ATTORNEYS Oct 8 1957V 8 J. l.. TYslN'GER 2,808,805

KEG STRIPING DEVICE Filed March 21, 1955 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 k m 4 0 E Q La. Q

INVENTOR i JOSEPH L. TYSINGER 4 ATTORNEYJ z,sos,so6 me srnrPrNG DEVICE Joseph L. Tysinger, Albany, N. Y., assignr to The F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Co., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application March 21, 1955, Serial No. 495,697

9 Claims. (Cl. 118-219) This invention relates to a device for painting stripes around the periphery of beer kegs and the like.

Heretofore it has been necessary to paint stripes on beer kegs and the like by hand, or by placing the keg on a device which rotates the keg and holding a paint appiying element against the rotating keg. It has beenproposed to apply paint or a like coating by means of a roller which is rotated by frictional contact with the rotating keg. Similar methods have been used to apply paint or other lluid coatings to other cylindrical bodies.

These methods of applying paint and similar` coatings to cylindrical bodies are not only expensive but are time consuming, and they require the provision, operation and maintenance of oftentimes complex machinery, depending upon the size and nature of the cylindrical body being coated. l c

It is an object of this invention to provide a simplel yet reliable means for. applying a coating around the periphery of a substantially cylindrical body. c

It is another object of this invention' to provide a'simple yet effective device by which a stripe rcan be painted around a substantially cylindrical body.

It is a still further object of the present invention to provide a device for striping a keg or other cylindrical body, which device does not include complex machinery to rotate the cylindrical body, and requires no complex means to apply the paint or other coating.

Other and further objects of the invention will become apparent from the following description and claims, taken together with the accompanying drawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the keg striping device according to the invention;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the device as shown in Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is a sectional View taken along the line 3 3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken along line 4 4 of Fig. l

c Fig. 5 is a` fragmentary view taken along line 5 5 of Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a section taken along line 6 6 of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 7 is a section taken along line 7 7 of Fig. 2.

As seen in Figs. l and 2, the preferred embodiment keg striping device comprises a gravity conveyor in the form of an inclined, runway 10 which is made of two angle bars 11 and 12 with their apeXes uppermost.' The runway is inclined downwardly to the point at which it joins the level striping device, and is inclined downwardly again where it continues from the striping device.

The striping device 13 consists of a base 14 on which the device rests. Running longitudinally of the base is the conveyor section 15. This conveyor section consists of a rectangularly shaped channel member 16 having upwardly projecting legs and 21 which is centrally positioned on the base 14 in alignment with the Yinclined runway 1li. A keg supporting angle bar 17, seen in Fig. 3, is positioned on the base 14 spaced laterally from the rectangularly shaped channel 16. One leg l18 of the angle bar rests on the base while the other leg 19 projects rates Patent 2,808,806 Patented Oct. 8, 1957 upwardly slightly above the level of the upper ends of legs 20 and 21 of the channel member.

A wick supporting angle bar 22 is positioned on the opposite side of the channel member 16 with one leg 23 resting on the base 14 and the other leg 24 projecting upwardly. The leg 24 terminates below the level of the upper ends of legs 20 and 21 of the channel member.

A paint or other coating fluid reservoir 25, shown in detail in Fig. 4, is positioned on the leg 23 of angle bar 22. The reservoir consists of a bottom formed by the leg portion 23 of angle bar 22, a side wall 26 projecting upwardly from the outer end of leg 23, end walls (not shown), and a top 27. On the opposite side of the reservoir from the wall 26 is the wick holder 28 which is a flat plate having a flange 29 bent Yfrom the bottom edge thereof perpendicularly to said plate, which llange is attached to the upright leg 24 of the wick supporting angle bar 22. The wick holder contains a plurality of perforations 30, shown in Fig. 5, which may be regularly or irregularly distributed over the whole area of the holder. When the llange 29 is attached to the upwardly projecting leg 24 the wick holder and leg define a pocket within which is ittedaV paint applying member in the form of a felt wick 31. One edge of the felt wick projects upwardly above the upper edge of the wick supporting angle bar and the top 27 of the reservoir to the level of the upwardly projecting leg 19 of the keg supporting angle bar. The top 27 of the reservoir has two downwardly projecting flanges 32 and 33 which t between the surfaces of the wall 26 arid the wick holder 2S which face each other.

As can be seen from Fig. 3 the prole of the conveyor section 15 formed by the upper ends of the legs 20 and 21 of channel member 16, leg 19 of the keg supporting angle bar 17 and the edge of wick 31 is curved concavely. This permits the conveyor section of the striping device to receive a conventional beer keg which has its generally cylindrical portion curved conveXly.

It will be understood thatr such a curved prole is not necessary for the effective operation of the device. If it were desired to place a stripe around the periphery of a perfectly cylindrical drum, the relative positions of the wick and the upwardly projecting legs could be adjusted accordingly.

Further, the position of the wick can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally in order'to pemit an adjustment in the position ofthe stripe applied to the keg. For this purpose adjusting screws 34 and 35 are provided. Adjusting screw 34 is carried by the upwardly projecting leg 36 of reservoir supporting angle bar 37. The end of the adjusting screw 34 bears against wall 26 of the reservoir. Adjusting screw 35 is carried by the base 14, and the end thereof bears against the leg 23 of wick supporting angle bar 22. Turning adjusting screw 34 will move the reservoir 25 horizontally, and turning of adjusting screw 35 will move the reservoir vertically. Inasmuch asV the wick is fixed to the reservoir, it will likewise be adjusted horizontally and vertically.

Projecting laterally Vfrom base 14 of the striping device are a plurality of horizontal frame members 33. Supported on the ends of these members are a plurality of guide bar supports 39 which project vertically above the conveyor section 15 a distance which is only slightly less than the diameter of the end of the keg to be striped. These guide bar supports are spaced from each other a distance equal tothe length of the keg or other cylindrical object to which the stripe is to be applied. Supported on the upper ends of the guide bar supports are two guide bars 40 which are likewise spaced from each otherl a distance equal to thelength of the cylindrical object to be striped. Tliese guide bars are positioned so that they intercept the circles formed by the ends of the keg.

Between the end of one portion of the inclined runway lil and the striping device is an aligning section 41, shown in cross section in Fig. 6. The channel member 16 is extended from the conveyor section 15'of the striping device through the aligning section, as is the keg supporting angle bar i7. However, in place of the wick 31, in the aligning device a second keg supporting angle bar 42 is provided, the upwardly projecting leg 43 of which is in alignment with the wick 31. The V-shaped channels of the runway 1t) have sections 44 and 45 tapered inwardly to meet the keg supporting angle bars. The horizontal frame member 46, corresponding to the member 3S of the striping device is slightly longer in length than the members 33. Upwardly projecting guide bar supports 47 are of the same length as the guide bar supports 39. Guide bars 4d, however, have outwardly tapering sections 48, which meet the guide bar supports 47.

On the opposite end of the striping device from the aligning section is a drying section 49, shown in cross section in Fig. 7. As in the aligning section, the channel 16 and keg supporting angle bar 17 are extended through this section. However, a third keg supporting angle bar Sil is provided which is spaced outwardly from the channel le further than the wick 31. The upwardly projecting leg 51 thereof extends above the level ofthe wick 3l so that it meets the profile of the keg.

From the foregoing description, the operation ofV the device will be obvious, The reservoir is first filled with paint or the like which passes through the apertures 30 in the wick holder 2S and is soaked up by the wick 31. A keg, shown in dotted lines in Figs. l and 2 is then rolled down the inclined runway 10. Tapered sections v44 and 45 guide the keg onto the aligning section 41, and between the outwardly tapered portions 48 of the guide bars. The aligning section correctly aligns the keg, its rolling movement carries it onto the striping device, and itsV circumference rolls along the wick 31. It will be obvious that if the striping section is made suiciently long,` the keg will make at least one complete revolution during its rolling movement through the striping section, thus causing the wick to transfer a coating of paint to a stripe around the complete circumference of the keg.

' The keg then rolls onto the drying section, which provides supports for the keg which do not touch the'wet stripe, The keg then rolls onto the inclined runway and rolls away from the striping device. K

It is thought that the invention and its advantages will be understood from the foregoing description, and it is apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing its material advantages, the form hereinbefore described and illustrated in the drawing being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.

l claim:

l. A device for striping a substantially cylindrical object comprising a gravity conveyor for supporting the object as it rolls on said conveyor, a striper forming a part of said conveyor and comprising a conveyor section for supporting the object as it rolls on said striper, said conveyor section having a cross sectional prole of aA shape to receive the substantially cylindrical portion of said object, a coating iiuid reservoir along said` conveyor section, a stationary coating fluid applying means in said reservoir extending along Vsaid conveyor section and cornprising wick means having one edge in said reservoir and having the other edge projecting into the profile of said conveyor section for drawing coating duid from said reservoir, whereby when said object rolls along said conveyor section, the edge of the said wick means applies a Vcoating of fluid in the Vform ot a stripe around said cylindrical object.

2. A device for striping asubstantially cylindrical object comprising a gravity conveyor along which said object rolls, a striper in said conveyor comprising a conveyor 2,808,806 r A f section along which said object rolls having a cross sectional prole of a shape to receive the substantially cylindrical portion of said object, a coating fluid reservoir along said conveyor section, coating fluid applying means in said reservoir extending into the profile of said conveyor section, said device further comprising guide means on said conveyor section to guide said cylindrical object along said conveyor section, an aligning section between said gravity conveyor and said striper, and a drying section at the end` of said conveyor section whereby said cylindricai object is aligned before it rolls onto said striper and when it rolls along said conveyor section, the edge of said coating fluid applying means applies a coating of fluid in the form of a stripe around said cylindrical object, and when said object rolls onto said drying section it is supported on portions of said object to which a coating has not been applied.

3. A device for striping a substantially cylindrical object comprising two spaced inclined V-shaped channel members on which said cylindrical object is adapted to roll, a striper comprising a base against which said channel members abut, a rectangularly shaped channel member on said base having two upwardly projecting legs centrally aligned with said inclined channel members, a supporting angle bar on said base spaced to one side of said channel member and having an upwardly projecting leg, a coating liuid reservoir on said base on the opposite side of said channel member from said angle bar, a wick in said reservoir extending along said channel member and having an edge projecting to the level of said upwardly projecting leg on said supporting angle bar and adapted to draw coating fluid from said reservoir, said wick edge and said upwardly projecting legs on said channel member and said supporting angle bar forming a profile adapted to receive the cylindrical portion of said object.

4. A device as claimed in claim 3 in which said reservoir comprises a wick supporting angle bar on said base having an upwardly projecting leg, a side wall on said angle bar spaced from said upwardly'projecting leg, a wick holder on said upwardly projecting leg deliningwith said leg a wick holding pocket, a removable top tted between said wall and said wick holder, and adjusting means adapted to move said reservoir vertically or horizontally.

5. A device as claimed in claim 4 in which said wick holder comprises a perforated plate having a ange bent from the lower edge thereof, said flange abutting said upwardly projecting leg of the wick supporting angle bar, said leg, lange and plate defining the wick holding pocket. l

6. A device as claimed in claim 4 in which said adjusting means comprise a vertical adjusting screw in said base abutting the bottom of said wick supporting angle bar, a reservoir supporting angle bar positioned on said base outside of said reservoir having an upwardly projecting leg adjacent the wall of said reservoir, and a horizontal adjusting screw in said upwardly projecting leg abutting said wall. f

7. A device for striping a substantially cylindrical object comprising two spaced inclined V-shaped channel members on which said cylindrical object is adapted to roll, al striper comprising Ya base against which said channel members abut, a rectangularly shaped channel member on said base having two upwardly projecting legs centrally aligned with said inclined channel members, a supporting angle bar on said base spaced to one side of said channel member having an upwardly projecting leg, a coating fluid reservoir on said base on the opposite side of said channel member frornsaid angle bar, a wick'in saidV reservoir extending along saidrchannel member and having an edge projecting to the level of. said upwardly projecting leg on said supporting angle bar and adapted to draw coating uid from said reservoir, said wick edge and said upwardly projecting legs on said channel mein` ber and said supporting angle bar forming a. profile adapted to receive the cylindrical portion of said object, a plurality of horizontal frame members projecting laterally from said base, a plurality of guide bar supports projecting upwardly from the ends of said frame members, and a plurality of guide bars on the upper ends of said supports parallel to said rectangularly shaped channel members and spaced from each other a distance equal to the length of the cylindrical object, whereby the cylindrical object is guided along the striper.

8. A device for striping a substantially cylindrical object comprising two spaced inclined V-shaped channel members on which said cylindrical object is adapted to roll, a striper comprising a base against which said channel members abut, a rectangularly shaped channel member on said base having two upwardly projecting legs centrally aligned with said inclined channel members, a supporting angle bar on said base spaced to one side of said channel member having an upwardly projecting leg, a coating tluid reservoir on said base on the opposite side of said channel member from said angle bar, a wick in said reservoir extending along said channel member and having an edge projecting to the level of said upwardly projecting leg on said supporting angle bar and adapted to draw coating uid from said reservoir, said wick edge and said upwardly projecting legs on said channel member and said supporting angle bar forming a profile adapted to receive the cylindrical portion of said object, a plurality of horizontal frame members projecting laterally from said base, a plurality of guide bar supports projecting upwardly from the ends of said frame members, and a plurality of guide bars on the upper ends of said supports parallel to said channel member and spaced from each other a distance equal to the length of the cylindrical object, and an aligning section on said base between said inclined channel members and said striper comprising an extension of said rectangularly shaped channel member and said supporting angle bar, a second supporting angle bar having an upwardly projecting leg in alignment with said wick, an inwardly tapered section on each of said V-shaped channels, said sections tapering inwardly to abut said base in alignment with said supporting angle bars, a horizontal frame member projecting laterally from said aligning section, a guide bar support projecting upwardly from each end of said frame supporting members, said guide bars being tapered outwardly and supported by said guide bar supports.

9. A device for striping a substantially cylindrical object comprising two spaced inclined V-shaped channel members on which said cylindrical object is adapted to roll, a striper comprising a base against which said channel members abut, a rectangularly shaped channel member on said base having two upwardly projecting legs centrally aligned with said inclined channel members, a supporting angle bar on said base spaced to one side of said channel member having an upwardly projecting leg, a coating lluid reservoir on said base on the opposite side of said channel member from said angle bar, a wick in said reservoir extending along said channel member and having an edge projecting to the level of said upwardly projecting leg on said supporting angle bar and adapted to draw coating fluid from said reservoir, said wick edge and said upwardly projecting legs on said channel member and said supporting angle bar forming a profile adapted to receive the cylindrical portion of said object, a plurality of horizontal frame members projecting laterally from said base, a plurality of guide bar supports projecting upwardly from the ends of said frame members, and a plurality of guide bars on the upper ends of said supports parallel to said channel member and spaced from each other a distance equal to the length of the cylindrical object, and an aligning section on said base between said inclined channel members and said striper comprising an extension of said rectangularly shaped channel member and said supporting angle bar, a second supporting angle bar having an upwardly projecting leg in alignment with said wick, an inwardly tapered section on each of said V-shaped channels, said sections tapering inwardly to abut said base in alignment with said supporting angle bars, a horizontal frame member projecting laterally from said aligning section, a guide bar support projecting upwardly from each end of said frame supporting members, said guide bars being tapered outwardly and supported by said guide bar supports, and a drying section on the end of said striper opposite said aligning section comprising an extension of said rectangularly shaped channel member and said supporting angle bar, and a third supporting angle bar spaced from said channel member a distance greater than said wick and out of alignment with said wick, said third supporting angle bar having an upwardly projecting leg extending above the level of said wick edge to the profile of the cylindrical portion of said object.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification118/219, 118/267, 118/232, 118/268
International ClassificationB44D3/22, B05C1/02
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/225, B05C1/022
European ClassificationB05C1/02B, B44D3/22B