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Publication numberUS664859 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1901
Filing dateAug 3, 1900
Priority dateAug 3, 1900
Publication numberUS 664859 A, US 664859A, US-A-664859, US664859 A, US664859A
InventorsJohan Georg Hehr, Gustav A Fritz
Original AssigneeJohan Georg Hehr, Gustav A Fritz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 664859 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 664,859, dated January 1, 1901.

Application led August 3, 1900. Serial No. 25,769. (No model.)

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Be it known that we, JOHAN GEORG HEER and GUs'rAv ADOLE FRITZ, citizens of the United States, residing at Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented or discovered new and useful Improvements in Keg-Branders, of which the following is a specification.

In the accompanying drawings,which make part of this specification, Figure I is a side elevation showing the branding-machine in position to receive a barrel or box. Fig. II is a section on line II II of Fig. I, showing the adjustable support for articles to be branded. Fig. III is a side eleva tion showing the brandiugmachine in position for branding the heads of a barrel. Fig. IV is a section on line IV IV of Fig. III, showing the position of lever when brands are in contact with the barrel-head. Fig. V is a vertical cross-section of our improved branding-iron.

Our invention, generally stated, is to provide reliable means for branding, the movement of compound levers, quick adjustment to suit the dierent lengths of articles to be branded, and durability of machine,combined with simplicity and economy in construction. Heretofore machines for branding have been expensive in cost of construction and not positive in action, 'besides continually needing repairs after a few months use. These objections we overcome.

In the drawings, 1 refers to the lever-bar, secured to a horizontal shaft 2, which acts as a medium for transmitting power to the levers 3 3 by means 0f the arms et 4 and connecting-rods 5 said rods being suitably connected to arms t 4 and levers 3 3 by means of bolts 5'.

6 6 are the fulcrums for'levers 3 3.

7 7 are pins connecting the levers 3 3 to horizontal moving rods 8 S. We do not limit ourselves to the attachments 7 7, as shown, for there are various means well known in mechanics by which we can obtain the same results without departing from our invention.

9 9 are holes in rods 8 8. As shown for illustration, the holes are spaced to suit whole and fractional sizes of beer-barrels.

10 10 act as supports for levers 3 3 and the outer ends of rods 8 8.

11 11 are the end supports, connected by side rods l2 12, forming the stationary framework of our machine.

13 is a standard carrying the adjustable support 15, which has a vertical adjustment in sleeve 16 and is attached thereto by means of the set-screw 17.

18 is the frame in which the article to be branded rests.

19 19 are branding-irons having a serrated face 20, exposed to the action of the flame.

21 21 are pipes for conveying iiuid to burners 2O 20. 22 22 are valves for controlling same.

To operate our machine, assuming the branding-irons heated ready for action, a barrel is placed on rest 18, the heads in line with the branding-irons 19 19, and lever-bar 1 is removed from its rest 23, then drawn forward and downward, partly turning shaft 2, which carries arms L1 4 forward, drawing down on connecting-rods 5 5, attached at their heads to the flanged portion of levers 3 3, thereby carrying that end of lever downward through the fulcrum 6. The upper arm of levers 3 3, through the pins 7 7, carry forward horizontally the rods 8 8 and branding-irons 19 19, which press against the heads of the barrel, as shown in Fig. III, making the brand. To release the barrel, 'lever-bar 1 is raised to its rest 23, as shown in Fig. I, causing the branding-irons 19 19 to recede by the reverse movement of the levers and attachment, as described in the forward movement to brand.

Having described our invention,we claim- 1. A stationary frame, a shaft secured thereto, means for partly turning said shaft, an arm secured to said shaft, a lever connected at one end to the arm by suitable means, and at the other end to a rod carrying a branding-iron, for the purpose described.

2. A stationary frame, ashaft secured thereto, means for partly turning said shaft, a lever located above said shaft, and connected thereto by suitable arm connections, a rod connected at one end of lever having adjustments thereon and a branding-iron.

Signed at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, this 31st day of July, 1900.



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