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IMPLEMENT FOR CLEANING MACHINERY. No. 323,502. Patented Aug. 4, 1885.
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WILLIAM EDWARDS, OF GLENDIVE, MONTANA TERRITORY.
IMPLEMENT FOR CLEANING MACHINERY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 323,502, dated August 4, 1885.
Application filed January 5, 1885. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, XVILLIAM EDWARDS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Glendive, in the county of Dawson and Territory of Montana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Implements for Cleaning Machinery; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a partof this specification, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon.
Figure 1 of the drawings is a perspective view of my improved implement; Fig. 2, a detail view in perspective of that portion of the implement used as a cleaner, and Fig. 3 a similar view of the scraper.
The object of the present invention is to provide a simple and practical implement that can be conveniently used to clean the eccentrics, cross'heads, guides, feed-pipes, links, driving boxes and wheels, and other parts of alocomotive or other engine; and it consists in the general construction of the implement, substantially as shown in the drawings, and hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, A represents the cleaner, and B the scraper, and when connected together the cleaner forms the handle of the implement, as shown in Fig. 1.
The cleaner and scraper are formed of any suitable metal, but preferably of steel, the cleaner A being of any desirable length and width.
The scraper B is formed with a flange, a, along its outer edge for scraping the drivingwheels and other parts of the engine. The side edges of the scraper are formed with arches b c, which are different in size, to fit over the the convex surface of the feedpipes, rods, and other portions of an engine of like form, where a fiat or straight edge scraper could not be successfully brought into use.
In order to provide means for conveniently attaching the cleaner A to the scraper B, the latter is preferably formed with two elongated slots, (1, of a length equal to the width of the cleaner, said cleaner being inserted or passed through the slots, as shown in Fig. 1, thus forming the handle to the scraper.
The curved end 0 of the cleaner A prevents the scraper from becoming accidentally detached, and when the straight edge f of the scraper is required for use the scraper is simply reversed, so as to bring the straight edge to the outer end of the cleaner A.
Every provision is made in the construction of the scraper B to clean the exterior surface of almost any portion of an engine, and, if preferred, a series of arches of varying sizes may be made on each of the side edges of the scraper in order to adapt it to difierent size rods and pipes; or the arches may be made very shallow, which will attain the same object.
The curved end 6 of the cleaner A, although serving the purpose of preventing the scraper B from becoming detached, its especial and important object is to adapt it for use in cleaning the driving boxes and wedges of the engine where the scraper could not be used owing to its size and shape.
The means employed for attaching the cleaner A and scraper B together is not considered material, as any other means may be substituted which comes within ordinary mechanical skill without departing from the principle of my invention.
The cleaner A is bifurcated at its end, as shown at g, to receive and hold the waste, consisting of the refuse of cotton and wool, used as swabs for wiping machinery. The waste, after being taken up by the bifurcated end gfrom the main bulk of waste, is wrapped around the notched portion h, which holds it in place sufficiently to force it between the co centrics and other parts of the engine.
The above-described implement is equally applicable to all classes of machinery, and can be used on stationary as well as locomotive engines.
Having now fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. An implement for cleaning machinery, consisting of a fiat metal plate or bar bifurcated and notched at one end, and having detachably connected at its opposite end a scrap er, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. 7
In testimony that I claim the above I have I0 hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two Witnesses.
O. A. NEALE, CHAS. J. WILLIAMsoN.