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Publication numberUS629367 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 25, 1899
Filing dateMar 30, 1899
Priority dateMar 30, 1899
Publication numberUS 629367 A, US 629367A, US-A-629367, US629367 A, US629367A
InventorsWalter H Huxford
Original AssigneeWalter H Huxford
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFICATION arming' part qrnetteifs Patent No. 629,367, datedunly 25, ieee.

i Application filed March 3U, 1899. Serial No. 711,106. (No model.)

To al?, whom] t may concerns.

Be it known that I, WALTER H.

HUXFORD,

a citizen of the United States,residing at Pear-V son, in the county of Coffee and State of Georgia, have invented a new and useful Thread Case, of which the following is a specifica- This invention relates to thread-cases; and

the object of having a series of Y the invention is to provide a simple and efticient device of this character compartments or pockets 'for receiving different-sized spools of thread or silk; and it involves means for quickly removing a spool from any one ments. Inthe present case of the compartthe device includes a rotary carrier having a ,series of peripheral pockets and providedwith acorrespending series of spool-ejectors andan actuator supported independently of said cartors at a common point, thereby .removal of the spools.

rier-and serving to operate each of said ejec to eftectthe The ejectors are preferably spring-controlled, the springs serving effectual positions,

to maintain the same in their normaler inso that when lthe carrier is turned the spools, can be successively brought to the com mouejecting-point for the purpose of removing ing them to a prospective purchaser. Y

With these ends in view the invention con the same or for exhibitsists in the novel 4combination of elements and in the' construction and arrangement of parts which will be Vhereinafter `fully described and claimed.,

To enable others to' understand the invention, I have illustrated the preferred embodi-V ment thereof in the accompanying drawings,`

forminga part ot this specification, andiu Which- 4o Figure 1 is a perspective view of a threadi-` caseconstructed in accordance'with my invention. of the same. Fig. 3 is a of the lower portion of the device. a plan view Fig. `5 isa `face view. of Fig. 6 is a transversey Fig, 2 is asectional front elevation diametrical section Fig'. 4 is with the spool-carrier removed. said spool-carrier. section taken in the line 6I 6, Fig. 4, and looking in the direction of the arrow. I 5o .l -Like characters denote like and correspondtral pivotand contains the spools of thread, silk, or other articles to be exhibited and to be removed Vwhen a purchase is made. The

rotarycarrier 5 includes in its construction a same and secured theretoby a series of fastening devices, as 8, andthe ring 7 has a series ot' peripheraicompartments or pockets 9 to receive the spools X, which rest upon the ring or support 6. The compartments 9 are of different sizes for the purpose-ot receiving large and smallspools, respectively, and the ring in which the same are formed consists of two superposed sections 10 and 10', in which the complementari portions of the spool pockets orcompartments are formed, andthe said pockets upon the .under section 10 are all open, while a series of the pockets in the up- I per section'lO are closed, las at 12, upon their outer edges, by reason of which the corre spending pockets under these closed portions are adapted to receive spools of less height than those pockets which are` open entirely from the top to the bottom of the two sections of the ring 7.

Tolthe upper side of the rin gl 7 the circular `plate 13 is secured by fastening devices, as :14, Awhich also extend through the two sections of thering 7 for the purpose of holding said parts in fixed relation, and this circular plate has near its outer edge amultiplicity of openings 15, alining or registering with the peripheral compartments in the ring 7, and through these openings the spools of thread or silk can loe insertedffor the purpose of introducing the same into the compartments intendedfor them. The circular plate has upon its under side the bracket or bearing 16,

having near its center .a journal-opening to ing parts in each of the several gures of the The rotary carrier 5v turns'upon this cen-V .relationby check-nuts, asv/i,

ring 6 and a second rin@ 7 fitting u on the C b 7 D receive the pivot-bolt 3, said bolt-hole extending through an opening in the center of the circular plate'l3 and the upper end thereof being engaged by the nut 17 to hold the rotary carrier 5 in place.

In connection with the series of peripheral spool-receiving compartments 9 I provide a corresponding series of ejectors 18, consisting, preferably, of longitudinal bolts projectable through the walls of the compartments and adapted to push the spools out of said compartments when a common point is reached, an actuator, hereinafter described, being employed in connection with the ejectors. These ejectors extend through the lower section lO of the ring 7 and are headed, asat 19, at their outer ends, and each of them is provided upon the inner end with a nut, as 20. The ejectorsare preferably maintained in their normal or ineffective positions by coiled springs, as 21, surrounding the same and ittingagainst the inner surface of the rotary spool-carrier and against the nuts 20. By turning the nuts the tension of the springs can be easily adjusted. Y

In connection with the bolts I provide a single actuator, as 22, hereinafter more particularly described and which is adapted when properly operated to engage each ejector when the latter reaches a point of discharge, so that the ejector' thus acted upon can be forced outward or advanced to push a spool out of a compartment. l/Vhen the ejector is operated, the spring is compressed, so that when it relaxes it can return the ejector to its primary or ineective position.

The series of compartments 9 is surrounded by the annular Wall 23, Which serves as a guard to prevent persons from removing the spools from the compartments except at the discharge-point, and this wall is secured to the plate 24, which is fastened to the upper surface of the base 2. Said wall has at a point in line with the ejector-actuator 22 an aperture or slot 25, through which a spool can be ejected.

The actuator 22 includes in its construction a reciprocatory bar 26, having near one end the transverse extension 27, adapted to engage the respective ejectors 1S as the successive spool-compartments are brought opposite the discharge aperture or slot 25. The bar is supportedv for sliding movement in the transverse bore or channel 2S, formed in the base 2 below the discharge-aperture and extending diametrically of said base. Said bar has upon its outer end the eye or finger-piece 29, by which it may be moved back and forth. Over an opening formed in the base-piece for the reception of the transverse extension 27 is secured the slotted guide-plate 30, the inner walls 31 overlapping the opening and extending into notches 32 of the transverse eX- tension, whichpasses through the slot of the guide-plate, as shown in Fig. 6. The transverse extension 27 is flat and is adapted to engage the ejectors 18 when any one of the lat.- ter :is brought to a point in front of said extension and in line with the discharge-opening 25.

W'hen it is desired to remove a spool, the rotary carrier will be turned to bring the compartment containing the desired spool opposite the discharge opening or slot 25, at which time the ejector will be also in line with said slot and with the transverse extension 27 of the ejector-actuator 22. By passing the nger through the eye 29 the actuator, and consequently the transverse eXtension thereon, can be advanced for the purpose of forcing the ejector forward'. As the ejector thus moves it serves to push the desired spool from place and through the discharge-aperture 25. When the actuator 22 is released by the finger, the spring 2l will return the ejector 18 to its normal position and will also serve to move the actuator 22 rearward for the operation at a succeeding point.

In connection with the spool-carrier 5 I provide means for containing a large quantity of spools, and such means consists in the present case of a series of tubes 40, located over the respective spoolpockets or compartments 9, and consequently registering with the holes or openings l5 in the upper circular plate 13. These spool containers or tubes 40 are vertically disposed and are adapted to contain differentnumbers of spools, the quantities being governed by the height of the latter, and the spools gravitate from the tubes through the openings into the pockets, to be ejected from the latter as occasion demands in the manner hereinbefore set forth. The spool containers or tubes 40 are preferably transparent, so that the spools caube thereby exhibited, and they tit against the plate 13 and are held in place by rings, as 4l, surrounding the lower ends of said tubes and secured to the said plate, of the tubes lit against the top plate 42 and register with the openings 43 in said top plate, and the upper ends of the tubes are surrounded by `rings 44, secured to said top plate. The plates are connected together by means of the vertical tie-bolts 45, extending through the same and headed at one end and provided with the usual nuts at the other end.

The device will be surmounted by the top or cap 46 to exclude dust from the interior thereof. v

In connection with the ejector-actuator I provide an alarm which is sounded each time the said actuator is manipulated, thereby indicating the removal of a spool. The actuator 22 is connected by means of the coiled spring 50 with the end of the crank strikinglever 5l, which is fulcrumed between its ends to the bottom plate 24 and is provided at its opposite end with the striker or hammer 52, and said lever is connected between its fulcrum and the end to which the coiled spring and the upper ends purpose of repeating the IOS 53 by relaxing 50 is attached with the short coiled spring 53, the opposite end of which is joined to the eye 54, secured to the plate 24, all as clearly shown in Fig. 4. When the ejector 22 is moved forward in the manner the hammer 52 will be swung away from the bell 55, thereby contracting the spring 53, so that when the ejector is released the spring will serve to throw the hammer 52 against the bell 55 for the purpose of sounding the latter.

Changes in the form, proportion, size, and the minor details ,of construction within the scope of the appended claims may be resorted to Without departing from the spirit or sacriicing any of the advantages of this in vention.

. Having thus described the invention, what I claim is-.-

l. A device of the class described, consisting of a rotary carrier having a series of pockets, and provided with a correspond ing series of spool-ejectors, and anr actuator supported independently of said carrier and located to operate each of said ejectors ,at a common point, substantially as described.

2. A device of the class specified, consist-` ing o' a rotary carrier having a series of peripheral pockets and provided with a corresponding series of spool-ejectors; and an actuator supportedindependently of said carrier and located to operate each of said ejectors at a common point, substantially as described. y

3. A device of the class described, consisting of a rotary carrier having a series of pockets and provided with a corresponding series of spring-controlled spool-ejectors; and an actuator supported independently of said carrier and located to operate each oi' said ejectors at a common point, substantially as described. t j

4. A device ofthe class described, consisting of a rotary carrier having a series of dii'- ferent-sized pockets and provided With a corresponding series of spool-ejectors and an actuator support-ed independently of said carrier and located to operate each of said ejectors at a common point, substantially as described.

5. A device of the class described, consisting of a rotary carrier having a series of pockets, a guide-Wall surrounding said pockets and having a dischargeaperture, a series ofV ejectors adapted to push the spools from said pockets, and an actuator supported independently of said carrier and adjacent to said discharge -aperture and serving to operate each ejector when the spool controlled thereby is opposite said discharge-aperture, stantially as described.

6. A device of the class described, consist-V ing of a rotary carrier having a series of pockets, a series of bolts projectable thrcugh the carrier and constituting spool-ejectors, nuts on said bolts, springs bearing against the carrier and the bolts for holding the latter in their. ineffective positions, and an actuator hereinbefore described,

subf supported independently of the carrier and adapted to operate each bolt, substantially as described. A

7. A device of the class described, consisting of a rotary carrier including a ring having a series of peripheral spool-receiving compartments and a plate secured to the same and having a corresponding series of openings in alinement with the respective compartments, a corresponding series of spool-ejectors, and a single actuator adapted to operate each of the ejectors and supported independently of said carrier, substantially as described.

1 8. In a device of the class described, the

combination with a rotary device having a series of peripheral spool-receiving compartments, a ring upon which the spools rest, a circular plate secured to the upper side of said device and having a series of openings in alinement with the respective compartments, a series of bolts adapted to engage the spools for forcing the same from the compartments and each bolt being headed at one end and having a nut at the other end, coiled springs surrounding the bolts and fitting against the heads thereof, and a single actuator for engaging the bolts and supported independently of said rotary device, substantially as ldescribed.

9. A device of the class specified consisting of a rotary member having a series of peripheral pockets, a ring secured to the under side of said rotary member, a plate secured to the upper side of said rotary member and having a series of openings in alinement with said pockets, a vertical pivot-bolt provided with a nut on its upper end, a base-piece to which the bolt is secured, a series of spring-actuated bolts constituting spool-ejectors and project- .able through said rotary member and across the spool-pockets, an annular wall surrounding saidspool-pockets and having a dischargeopening, and an actuator supported in alinement with said discharge-opening and having a transverse extension adapted to engage each ejector-bolt, and provided with a vlinger-piece, said bolt being supported independently of the base-piece, substantially as described.

10. Adevice of the class speciiied, consisting oi' a rotary member having a series of peripheral pockets, a ring secured to theunder side of said rotary member, a plate secured to lthe upper side'of said rotary member andhav- -ing a series of openings in alinement With said pockets, a vertical pivot-bolt provided with a IOO nut on its upper end, a base-piece to which the Y bolt is secured, a series of spring-actuatedl bolts constituting spool-ejectors and project- .able through said rotary member and across v opening, an actuator supported in alinement with said discharge-opening and having a transverse extension adapted to engage each Vej ector-bolt, and provided with a finger-piece, being supported independently of said bolt the base-piece, and a slotted guide-plate secured to the base-piece, and the Walls of the slot extending into notches formed in the opposite edges of said transverse extension, substantially as described.

11. A device ot' the class specified, consisting ot' a rotary carrier having a series of pockets and provided With a corresponding series of spool-ejectors, an actuator supported independently of said carrier and located to opcrate each of said ejectors at acommon point, an alarm, and means for operating the alarm, controlled by said ejector, substantially as described.

12. A device of the class described, consisting of a rotary carrier having a series of pockets, and provided With a corresponding series of spool-ejectors, an actuator supported independently of said carrier and located to operate each of said ejector-s, an alarm, an alarmactuating lever connected with the ejector, and a spring also connected with said alarmactuating lever, substantially as described.

13. A device of the class speciiied, consisting ofa rotary carrier having a series of pockets and provided with a corresponding series of spool-ejectors, an actuator supported independently of said carrier and located to operate each of said ejectors at a common point, and a series of spool-containers mounted upon the rotary carrier and communicating with Vsaid pockets, substantially as described.

14. A device of the class described, consisting of a rotary carrier having a series of pockets and provided with a corresponding series of spool-ejectors, an actuator supported in* dependently of said carrier and located to operate each of said ejectors at a common point, and a series of transparent spool-containers communicating respectively with said pockets,` substantially as described.

15. A device of the class described, consisting of a rotary carrier having a series of pockets and provided With a corresponding series of spool-ejectors, an actuator supported independently of said carrier and located to operate each of said ejectors at a common point, a plate located above said carrier, bolts connecting the plate and carrier, and a series of tubes located between and registering With openings in said two last-mentioned part-s and also communicating with the respective coinpartments, substantially as described.

16. A device of the class described, consist` ing of a rotary carrier having a series of pock- 5 5 ets and provided With a corresponding series of spool-ejectors, an actuatorA supported in dependently of said carrier and located to op erate each of said ej ectors at a common point, a plate located above said carrier, bolts connecting the plate and carrier, a series of tubes located between and registering with openings in said two last-mentioned parts and also communicating with the respective compartments, and a cap mounted upon said plate, substantially as described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.

WALTER H. HUXFORD.

iVitnesses:

W. L. DU VALL, THos. GRIFFIN.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA61J7/0481