US 3160119 A
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Dec. 8, 1964 J. BOWE ETAL 3,160,119
RECEPTACLE F OR COTTON CANDY Filed Jan. 14, 1963 INVENTORS JOHN BOWE DAVID FROHLICH ATTORNEYS United States Patent Ofilice 3,15%,l l9 Patented Dec. 8, 1964 3,169,119 REtIEPTACLE FOR COTTGN CANDY .Fohn Bows and David Frohlieh, hath at 29 Maple St, Salisbury, Mass. Filed Jan. 14, 1963, Ser. No. 251,306 4 Claims. (Cl. 107-3) This invention relates to a receptacle adapted to surround the spinning head of a machine for making cotton candy by centrifugally ejecting fine streams of molten sugar which congeal into filaments as soon as they leave the spinning head. The high speed of rotation of the spinning head not only ejects the fine streams of sugar but also causes an outward draft of air which flows to the walls of the receptacle in which the head is located. This draft is deflected both downward and upward by the walls and carries with it much of the mass or filaments which come from the head. According to the invention, a lining of synthetic resin net with a coarse mesh of A or so is provided for the wall which surrounds the spin ning head, the wall around a single head being preferably cylindrical. The lining is removably secured to the wall by clips at spaced points around the circumference, the fabric extending substantially straight from clip to clip, forming segmental spaces between the wall and the lining which serve as passages for the escape of the air current that flows to and through the lining.
For faster production an open, generally oval double casing may be provided to surround two spaced spinning heads, the areas in which the two heads operate being partially separated by short wings which project toward each other from the mid points of the side walls of the casing. A reticular fabric of synthetic resin is clipped at spaced points to the interior of the casing wall.
For a more complete understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following description thereof, and t the drawing, of which FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a double casing embodying the invention;
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of a single casing embodying the invention;
FIGURE 3 is a section on the line ?i-3 of FIGURE 2, on a larger scale; and
FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary elevation, on a larger scale, of the reticular fabric shown in FIGURES 1 and 2.
The receptacle shown in FIGURE 1 comprises two main parts it) and 12. Each of these parts includes an outwardly bowed, semi-cylindrical portion 14 and straight tangential extensions 16 from the semi-cylindrical POI? tion. The tangential extensions of the part 12 terminate in inturned wings 18 which are at right angles to the extensions 16. The two parts and 12 overlap each other so as to form the generally oval shape of the receptacle, the tangential extensions of the two parts being secured together by suitable fastening elements 20 such as bolts. The inturned wings 18 extend toward each other, each being in length approximately equal to A of the distance between the sides of the receptacle. They thus leave an opening 22 between the wings 18 which is about /2 as wide as the receptacle itself.
A liner 24 is removably secured Within the interior of the receptacle. This liner preferably consists of a strip of synthetic resin net with a coarse mesh, e.g., A", a fragment of such net being illustrated in FIGURE 4. The liner 24 extends from the top edge of the receptacle part way or all the way down to the bottom. It is held in place by a series of clips each clip having a pair of flat legs 32, 34 which are pressed toward each other by a connecting spring loop 36 as shown in FIGURE 3. Ten such clips may be employed for the generally oval receptacle. When the lining is mounted in the receptacle, it is pulled taut between successive clips so that it is planar between successive clips and air spaces 38 are formed between the curved wall of the receptacle and the straight stretches of the lining between clips. Air spaces 4 9 are also formed behind the portions of the lining which pass around the inner edges of the wings 18.
The generally oval form of receptacle is designed for use with two simultaneously operating spinning heads for making cotton candy. The many fine filaments of sugar formed by molten sugar which congeals as soon as it leaves the head are carried by a current of air horizontally toward the walls of the receptacle. The air easily passes through the net lining and flows up and down from the level of the spinning head, leaving the masses of fine sugar filaments caught on the lining but easily removable therefrom.
Since the lining is held in place by the clips 36, it can be easily removed at the end of a run for washing the lining as well as washing the parts it), 12 of the receptacle. These parts, being of similar shape, can be nested for compact shipment.
For use with a single spinner head, the receptacle may conveniently be cylindrical in shape as illustrated at 41 in FIGURE 2. A lining 24' of synthetic resin net is inserted in the casing and is held in place by clips St), the lining between successive clips being pulled taut so that air spaces 38 are left between the stretches of. the lining and the curved wall of the receptacle. The function of this lining and of the air spaces behind it is the same as that described in the case of the receptacle shown in FIGURE 1. The lining mounted in the receptacle as shown tends to hold the sugar filaments approximately on a level with the spinning head so that they neither fall to the bottom of the receptacle nor do they fly out into the open. When a sufficient quantity of the filaments has collected on the lining, the operator can readily remove the mass of filaments by passing a paper cone along the surface of the lining, the paper cone serving as a handle to support the mass of filaments when offered for sale.
1. A receptacle for cotton candy comprising a continuous wall including two outwardly bowed semi-cylinders, and a lining of synthetic resin net of coarse mesh removably secured to said wall at spaced points along the semicylindrical portions thereof, the net between successive points being substantially planar whereby to leave vertical passages between the lining and the wall.
2. A receptacle as described in claim 1, said wall being cylindrical.
3. A receptacle as described in claim 1, said wall being generally oval in horizontal section.
' 4. A receptacle for cotton candy having a generally oval horizontal section, said receptacle comprising a vertical wall consisting of two parts detachably secured together, one part being semicylindrical with tangential extensions, the other said part being semi-cylindrical with tangential extensions and inturned wings at the ends of said extensions, each said wing extending about one quarter of the distance from its extension to the opposite extension, a lining of synthetic resin net of coarse mesh removably secured to semi-cylindrical portions of said wall at spaced points, the net between successive points being planar, and clips frictionally gripping said wall and lining at said points.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,198,152 Cooley et a1. Apr. 23, 1940