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Publication numberUS665982 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 15, 1901
Filing dateApr 18, 1900
Priority dateApr 18, 1900
Publication numberUS 665982 A, US 665982A, US-A-665982, US665982 A, US665982A
InventorsHenry J Steffen
Original AssigneeTyler Co W S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Edging for wire fabric.
US 665982 A
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(Application filed Apr. 18, 1900.)

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SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 665,982, dated January 15, 1901.

Application filed April 18, 1900. Serial No. 13,306- (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern: crystallization and tendency to break and give Be it known that I, HENRY J. STEFFEN, a away at the edge where wear and breakage citizen of the United States, residingatOleveoriginate, as above described. This expeland, in the county of Ouyahoga and State of rience and the attendant cost of refurnishing Ohio, have invented certain new and useful with new belts or carriers led me to experi- Improvements in Edging for Wire Fabric; ment with a view to overcoming the obvious and I do declare that the following is a full, defect in carriers as they have hitherto been clear, and exact description of the invention, constructed and used, and the present inven which will enable others skilled in the art to tion' is the outcome of these experiments.

to which it appertains to make and use the same. Thus, as seen in Fig. 1, I employ two double My invention relates to edging for wire fabstrands 5 and 6 of wire wound one upon the rics; and the object of the invention is to proother and entered through alternate openings vide a wire fabric which is used as an endless in the edge of the carrier and as tightly apron or carrier with a reinforced edge so constretched as practicable, so as to make a firm 15 structed as to protectthe edge proper and strong binding or edging which will protect promote the life of the belt or carrier, all subthe loops at and itself take the flange wear. stantially as shown and described, and par- In "addition to this it gives the apron or carticularly pointed out in the claim. rier more character than before and makes it In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is better in all particulars so far as durability 20 a plan view of wire fabric or netting having and service are concerned.

edging of one form or style; and Fig. 2 is a The exact form of this edging is not so masimilar view with edging of a different form terial; but some form of it is deemed absoor style, as hereinafter fully described. Fig. lutely essential to protect the loops at. Hence 3 is an elevation of a section of a roller and in Fig. 2 1 show a different wrapping of the 25 of a wire apron thereon, as hereinafter fully edge, where two strands 7 are wound continudescribed. ously along the edge and having the windings In Figs. 1 and 2 the fabric A is the same deepest over the loops 0., while theyare closely and the strands of wire 2 and 3 run at right drawn atb about the wire between said loops. angles and pass alternately under and over This also makes a very effective protection,

30 each other, and the cross-wires 2 are looped as is obvious. back at a about the outer wire 3. This is the Obviously the matter of use of the wire netconstruction at both edges, though only one ting or fabric thus shown and described is not is shown here. Now it will be understood in itself material; but it is also obvious that that one of the uses to which wire woven up an edge wrapping or binding of the character 35 in this way is applied is in what may be endherein set forth must have its chief value as less carriers, belts, or aprons for drying toa protection or shield to the edge proper and bacco. In such machines, as well as in oththat its use is therefore naturally restricted ers, the carrier is stretched over and travels to endless carriers or aprons or to such places on suitable rollers O, a portion of one of which as bring wear and tear to the edge of the fab- 40 is seen in Fig. 3. These rollers have flanges ric; but in addition to this it does contribute c at their ends to confine the carrier or apron, materially to the strength of the edge, and the and while said flanges generally are of wood winding also sustains much of the surface they may be of metal. In either and all cases wear on the rolls, which is of decided advanit has been found that there is such rubbing tage.

5 of the edges of the carrier against the flanges What I claim is- 5 that they are worn out at a very expensive A wire fabric for endless carriers consistrate and in such manner as to render the ening of strands of wire woven at right angles to tire carrier Worthless for this purpose. Poseach other and the transverse strands formed sibly the fact that wire for these uses has to of a continuous wire looped back at the edges 50 be galvanized may somewhat account for its of the carrier, and the loops thereof exposed 10o outside the longitudinal side strands, arid -Witriess my hand to the foregoing specifiseparate strands of wire threaded and twisted cation this 3d day of April, 1900.

about said edges and inelosing the loops along the same, thereby protecting the otherwise HENRY STEFFEN exposed loops from wear and tear and maiu- Witnesses:


taining the carrier intact, substantially as described.


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Cooperative ClassificationD21F1/10