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UNITED 4STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HAMILTON E.. SMITH, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.
To all whom it may concern,.-
Be itv known that 1, HAMILTON E. SMITH, of Pittsburg, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, have invented an Improvement in Washing- Machines; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description ot' the same, reference being had to the accompanyin g drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
My invention relates to that class of washin g-machines which consist of perforated vessels of hexagonal or other form,arranged to revolve in Water; and my invention consists in aiming the internal wooden ribs of such vessels with metal wires, plates, or bars, substantially in the manner described hereinafter, so that the wooden ribs may be protected, and so that prominent edges may always 'ne presented on the ribs for acting on the clothes.
1n order to enable others to make my invention, I will now proceed to describe its construction.
On reference to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specication, Figure l represents in section a portion of a perforated vessel which contains the clothes, and which is caused to revolve in a trough containing water, soap, 8vo.; and Fig. 2 is aplan View of Fig. 1.
A is a board, forming one side of a hexagonal vessel, the remaining sides of which are represented by the red lines, the vessel being perforated, so that the water in which it revolves can have access to the clothes inthe interior.
The cleansing ofthe clothes is e'ected by turning the vessel rapidly round, so that the position of the clothes may be constantly changed and all portions of the fabric subjected to the action ofthe agitated water.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 12J I9, dated March 29, 1864.r
vessel, I have adopted the plan represented in the drawings of arming the ribs with metal plates or wires. The rib B is armed at the top with a Wire, a, which is secured to the rib at the oppositeends and presents an edge sufcientl y sharp. The rib B is covered with a thin metal plate so crimped as to form three comparatively sharp edges., The rib B is armed with three wires, and the rib B with Wires arranged spirally, as shown in Fig. 2.
The desired purpose ofprotectin g the wooden ribs and presenting prominent edges is accomplished'by all of the four modifications.
I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent- Arming the wooden ribs of the revolving perforated vessel of a Washing-machine with metal wires, plates, or bars, substantially as and for the purpose herein set forth.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
HAMILTON E. SMITH.
HENRY HoWsoN, -JoHN WHITE.