US 717950 A
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PATENTBD JAIL 6, 1903.
A S. G. TURNER. MACHINE FOR AUTOMATICALLY FOLDING GOQDS IN VATS.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 8, 1902.
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No. 717,950, PATENTBD JAN. 6, 1903..
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MACHINE FQR AUTDMATIGALLY FOLDING GOODS IN VATS.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 8, 1902. N0 MODEL.
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MACHINE FOR AUTOMATICALLY FOLDING GOODS IN VATS,
SPECIFICATION forming part of-Letters Patent No. 717,950, dated January 6, 1903.
A ucaan filed May a. 1902.
To cte'Z whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL CHARLES TUR- NER, a resident of East Providence, in the county of Providence and State of Rhode Island, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Machines forAutomatically Folding Goods in Vats; and Ido hereby deolare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to automatic plaiting-machines for goods in process of bleaching, and has for its object to fold the fabric, which is delivered to itin a rope form, in layers in a bin or heir to facilitate the process of bleaching of the goods.
It is fully explained and illustrated in this specification and the annexed drawings.
Figure 1 represents aplan view of the machine. line 2 2, Fig. 1, showing the machine in position on a keir and representing the fabric as delivered in a rope form and being folded or plaited in the heir. Fig. 3 represents a front elevation of the machine. Fig. 4 shows a perspective view of the plaiting-trough and the operating-cams. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the traversing guide-eye by which the goods are led back and forth across the machine. Fig. 6 is an enlarged sectional elevation of the hub of the guide-eye which surrounds the traversing-screw, showingthe dog which engages the thread. Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the dog.
In the constructionof the machine, A is the main frame, on which is mounted the longitudinally-movable carriage, of which B B are the side frames, and in these side frames are the bearings for the traverse feed-screw O and the delivery reel or cylinder D. r
E is the reciprocating plaiting-trough hung on arms 6 e, (see Fig. 4,) which are pivoted on the reel-shaft d and extend out under the revolving cams c c, fixed to the screw-shaft O and from which motion is received. The guide-eye F is also mounted on the revolving screw-shaft C and receives its traverse motion back and forth across the frame by means of the dog f, which is loosely mounted in its hub (see Fig.6) and which engages the thread of Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation on Serial No. 106,453. (No model.)
the screw. This dog f is inserted into the ceive it, and is held in place by the screw 1). The guide-eye is kept in an upright position by the guide-shaft g, which passes through the slot of the downwardly-extending arm h.
G is the driving-shaft, on one end of which is-mounted the tight and loose driving-pulleys H H. lhe bevel-gear J is held to turn with andslide along the driving-shaft G and is supported by the bracket 2', which is attached to the movable frame B. This gear is for the purpose of transmitting motion from the main shaft through the gearK to the delivery reel, on the shaft of which gear K is fixed. The reel in turn transmits motion to and gears 01 'n. A slow and intermittent motion is transmitted from the driving-shaft to the cross-shaft M through the wormj, gear is, and intermittent gears Z and m and gearp. On each end of the shaft M are the sprocketwheels N and O, which are connected through the sprocket-chains P P and sprocket-wheels W W on the opposite end of the machine to both ends -of the movable frames 13 B and transmit to them an intermittent longitudinal motion along the main frame A. The bevelgears R R mesh into the intermediate gear S and are mounted loosely on the shaft M.
t is a clutch which is keyed to slide on the shaft and engage with either of the gears R R. A reverse motion of the carrying-frames is against the stop-collars r'r, fi xed onthe shipping-rod s, which throws the clutch t, by the knee-lever V, from one gear into the other.
The operation of the machineis as follows: The fabric T is first threaded through the guide-eye F and passed over the deliveryreel D, down through the plaiting-trough E. When the machine is started, the weight of the goods bearing on the revolving reel feeds itself continuously intothe keir or bin, where it is plaited or laid in folds by the reciprocating plaiting-trough E and at the same time is carried by the traversing guide-eye F across the machine. After one layer has been laid across the machine the intermittent motion moves the carriage longitudinally along the width of the fold and another layer is plaited in the keir as the traversing guide returns,
obtained by the reversing-lug to bringing up hub through .the slotted boss a, made to rethe screw-shaft 0 through the sprocket-chain 1 and so it is continued, folding back and forth as it feeds across the keir and moving along longitudinally each time a row is laid until the end of the keir is reached, when this feed is automatically reversed and the carriage returns as it came, these motions continuing until the keir is filled. The frame of the machine is mounted on rollers Z and is suspended on a track L above a row of keirs or bins T, so that when it has filled one keir by its automatic mechanism just described the machine is moved along over the next keir, where the same process is repeated, and so on until all of the keirs in the row are full.
Having thus described my improvement, What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
l. In a machine of the character described the combination of a main frame, a longitu dinally-movable carriage and means for moving same, a delivery-reel for drawing in the goods, means for carrying the goods transversely back and forth across as they are fed in the machine, means for giving the goods a folding motion, substantially as described.
2. In a machine of the character described, a main frame, a carriage arranged to move longitudinally along said frame, means for moving said carriage, means for delivering textile fabric in a rope form to the keir, means for giving said fabric a folding motion in combination with means forsimultaneously feeding it transversely across the machine, substantially as described.
3. In a machine for feeding textile fabrics into a keir in a rope form, a frame, a longitudinally-movable carriage mounted on said frame, said carriage carrying on it a deliveryreel, a transversely-movable guide and an oscillating guide-trough for folding the goods, in combination with means for driving the same, substantially as described.
4. In a machine for feeding textile fabrics into a keir in a rope form, a frame, a longitudinally-movable carriage mounted on said frame, said carriage carrying on it adeliveryreel, a screw-shaft, a transversely-movable guide-eye mounted on said screw-shaft, and an oscillating guide-trough for folding the goods, in combination with means for feeding the goods continuously to the keir, and means for feeding the carriage longitudinally, and intermittently back and forth automatically along said frame, substantially as described.
5. In a machine for feeding textile fabric into a keir in a rope form, a frame, a longitudinally-movable carriage mounted on said frame, said carriage carrying on it a deliveryreel, a screw-shaft, a transversely-movable guide-eye mounted on said screw-shaft, and
an oscillating guide-trough for folding the goods, in combination with a main drivingshaft, gears for transmitting motion from said driving-shaft to an end shaft, sprocket-Wheels mounted on said end shaft which impart motion to said carriage through a chain, a bevelgear mounted on said driving-shaft for imparting motion to mechanism mounted on said carriage, substantially as described.
6. In a machine for feeding textile fabrics into a keir in a rope form, a frame, a longitudinally-movable carriage mounted on said frame, said carriage carrying on it a deliveryreel, a screw-shaft, a transversely-movable guide-eye mounted on said screw-shaft,and an oscillating guide-trough for folding the goods, in combination with means for feeding the goods continuously to the keir, and means for feeding the carriage along longitudinally a predetermined distance when the traverse feed has reached the side of the frame, means for reversing the traverse feed, and means for reversing the longitudinal feed, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 28th day of April, A. D. 1902.
S. CHARLES TURNER.
In presence of HOWARD E. BARLOW, M. L. HAZARD.