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Publication numberUS813810 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 27, 1906
Filing dateMay 23, 1905
Priority dateMay 23, 1905
Publication numberUS 813810 A, US 813810A, US-A-813810, US813810 A, US813810A
InventorsWilliam G Maynard
Original AssigneeWilliam G Maynard
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Feeder.
US 813810 A
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W. G. MAYNARD. FEEDER.

APPLICATION FILED MAY 23. 1905.

WIT/VESSES:

UNH-nn srn'rns l)amnur OFFICE.

WILLIAM G.V MAYNARD, oFRoNDoUT, Nlvv'rolnr.`

FEEDER.

To a/Z wvlhninziukmwy izoiweral Beit known-that I., WILLIAM G. MAYNARD, a citizen-ot1 the United States, and a resident of Kingston,l Rondout, in the county ofUlster and State of New York;, have invented a new and AImproved Feeder, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

vMy invention relates to feeders, a-nd more particularly to those adapted for use in connection with canceling-maghines.` Its principal objects are to prlovide means for secur- -ing aregular and unitary delivery of the objects operated upon.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a art of this specification, in which similar re erence characters indicate similar parts in the several views.

Figure 1 is a broken top plan View of'one embodiment of my invention; and Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section through the base 'at one side of the feeder, parts being brokenfaway,

'designates a base or table, upon which is mounted a holder comprising an end wall 11 and a side wall 12, situated at right angles t'liereto., both of these being preferably ixed imposition. Opposite the wall 12 is a movable? side wall 13,` having projecting outwardly from ita bracket 14, in which are Q openings to receive a rod 15, extending from `wthe;base. `A set-screw 16, threaded through the brach-eti' may be turned into contact with the rod to: retain thel wall 13. in position.

This arrangement permits the width of thel holderetobe variedI tov suit.- objects of difer-.

ent lengths.` Projecting upwardly fromfthe base, between the extremity of the wall 12 and the end wall and in Valinement with the former, are journalsv 17 and 18, thelatter beare connected by an intermediate wall 19 and have rotatable upon them rolls 20a. journal 18 also has swinging about it an arm 20, which extends toward the end wall at anvangle thereto, it diverging outwardly from the opposite wall 13. -The free endv of this arm 20 carries a pin or journal 21, to which is pivoted a second arm 22, which extends back from the end wall substantially parallel to the Wall 19. About the journal 21 may rotate `a roll 23, and at the opposite or outer end of the arm 22 are opposite elon- .gated openings 24 24 to receive journals 25 of a rol 26. Springs 27 are shown asfconnecting the arm 22 with the wall 19 adjacent to thejournaljlS, these springs exerting their Specification of Letters Patent. y

' Application led May 23, 1905. Serial No. 261.800.

"journaled in a frame 35, sai

stems 36, which projectftlilough openin s 1n a bracket 37,. g 4Springs,y 38,ar e interposen ble-I. "tiveen'the bracket andt-he frame, they con-g Aveni'ently surroundingi.tliegstems to mainjtai'ri the coaction o'the' roll Wir-with the belt.

ing nearer to thewall 11.- These journals shown as in 'the'form'b two 'sets of parallel "slots 39, through which prejectfeeding meine."- f, bers; These'inay consist yc'iffwheels' 40. 40a," i .I having theirsnpperting-shafts' 41 journal'ed, 1,00, in the base and being provided with raised 'Patented :,eb.. 27,1906,

tension to draw the 'po'rtion of the arm`22;

which is in proximity to"f-the' end wall into contact with av stop 28, rising from ther base. This leaves between said end wall and the roll 23 a space or feed-throat, which is varit j able in width under the pressure of objects passing through it, the arm 20 swinginglabout the journal 18 against the tension ofthe springs exerted upon its companion arm' to permit bodily movement of the roll `23 from the end Wall. extremity of' the arm 22 is' shown 'as guided by a projection 29, lying within an elcng" ted recess 30 in the base.

Surrounding the system of rolls Which-has' i just been described is an endless memberefr l? belt 31, which maybe kept suitablyjtightened during the movement of the-ar'm's'by' springs 31, carried by the armv 22 afndln 'the-v recess 30'and tending to force lthe journals. of the roll 26 toward the outerends ofthe-{- A The belt is supported with its' inne run in substantial alinement with the f openings 24.

inner face of the Wall 12, between'the rolls 20L 20a,"while from the inner of these rolls it convergesl from the opposite wall 13 to the feedthroapjit, following the direction'of the arm 20. "Contacting with the inner face 'of the belt, .between the-outer roll 20a and the roll 26, is 'a roll 32, fixed-'upon a shaft 33, this shaftbeing journale'd in the base/and extending below it. Thebeltis maintained in con- .tact with this rell32 byariffoiposite roll 34,

d frame having Through the Wall 11 are'openingsf here peripheral portions 42, movable through the` slots and preferably roughened to engage the objects to be fed. Each of the feed-Wheels is preferably cut away or mutilated, leaving a with the objects.

a short letter which might lie at the outer; side of the holder to be moved by the Wheel. 40 into the eld of action of the Wheel:40,,a'-Iid The opposite or'. Ou-t e 1n rotated by pinions 4g, connected by an intermediate gear 44, carried bya shaft 44, depending from the base and with which meshes a main drivinggear, a portion of which is indicated at 45. shaft 44a, below the gear 44, is a mutilated gear 46, meshing with a pinion 47, secured upon a shaft 48, rotatable in the base. This IO' shaft 48 also carries a sprocket-wheel 49, which is connected by a chain 50 with a similar wheel 51, fixed upon the shaft 33 below the base. This gearing serves to continuously rotate the feeding-wheels and to intermittently produce an outward travel of the belt.

In using the machine the objects to be fed, which may consist of letters, as are indicated at L in Fig. 1 of the drawings, are placed in the holder in a pack with the forward letter against the wall 1 1. Then upon rotating the driving-gear the feed-wheels successively advance the letters through the feed-throat,

' which presents such a space between the belt and the wall 11 that the thinnest object to be fed-as, for example, a postal card-will ust be permitted to pass without pressing back the roll 23. At the time the forward letter is projected into the feed-throat by the wheels the mutilated gear engages its pinion and inaugurates the travel Vof the belt. rI`he contact of the belt with the succeding letter, which is brought against it by the movement of the rst, holds it by the outward travel of said belt against passage through the throat,

thus preventing the simultaneous feeding of tWo of the letters. After the action of the Wheel 40a has ceased the mutilated gear passes the pinion and the travel of the belt is stopped to obviate any tendency which might exist to move the letters outwardly or rearwardly through the holder. The feed of letters is thus continued until the pack is exhausted, it being only necessary to maintain pressure upon the outer end of said pack. This `is conveniently secured by means of a pressure-head 52, having a depending portion extending through a slot 53 in the base. To this depending portion is connected a cord or flexible member 54, passing over a pulley 55, journaled beneath the base and having at its free end a weight 56.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A feeder, comprising a holder having an adjustable side wall,- an endless belt mounted in the holder opposite the adjustable wall and forming a side wall of the holder and with the end wall of the said holder a feedthroat, and means for feeding objects through said throat.

2. A feeder, comprising a holder having 4one side Wall terminating short of the end wall, an endless belt arranged in the space 1e wheels may: be-

Fast upon the between the side and end wall and forming a continuation of said side wall and with the end wall of the holder a feed-throat, means for feeding objects through said throat, and means for imparting movement to the belt in a direction reverse of that of the objects fed from the holder.

3. A feeder com rising a holder having a side and end wall etween which is a space, an endless belt arranged in said space and forming a continuation of said side wall, means for moving the belt rearwardly from the end wall, rand means for feeding objects through the space.

4. A feeder comprising a holder having a side and end wall between which is a space, an endless belt extending from the side wall toward the end wall and having its inner face inclined at an angle to said walls, the inclined end of the belt being yieldingly mounted, and means for feeding objects through the space.

5. In a feeder, the combination with a holder having an end Wall and an endless belt furnishing a side wall and separated from the end wall by a space, the end of the belt adjacent to the end wall being yieldingl mounted of means for feeding objects througfi the space.

6. In a feeder, the combination with a holderhaving an end wall and an endless member furnishing from the end wall by a space, of means for intermittently moving the member, and means for feeding objects through the space.

7. In a feeder, the combination with a holder having an end wall and an endless belt furnishing a side Wall and separated from the end wall by a space, the end of the belt adjacent to the end wall being inclined at an angle thereto, of means for yieldingl mounting the said inclined end of the belt, and means for feeding objects through the space.

8. A feeder comprising a base, a Wall rising from the base, a feeding member situated adjacent to the wall, journals'projecting from the base, rolls rotatable upon the journals, oneof the rolls bein bodily movable, and a belt operating over t e rolls.

9. A feeder comprising a base, a wall rising from the base, a feeding member situated adjacent to the Wall, journals projecting from the base, rolls rotatable upon the journals, an arm swinging u on a journal and extending toward the wal a rol lrotatable u on the arm, and a belt operating over the rol s.

v a side wall and separated IOO 10. A feeder comprising a base, a wall risi ing from the base, a feeding member situated adjacent to the wall, journals projecting from the base, rolls rotatable upon the journals, an arm swinging u on a journal and extending toward the walf a roll rotatable upon the arm, a s ring exerting its tension u on the arm, an a belt operating over the rol s.

11. A feeder comprising a base, a wall rising from the base, a feeding member situated adjacent to the Wall, journals projecting from the base, rolls rotatable upon the journals, an arm swinging upon a journal and extend ing toward the Wall, a second arm ivoted upon that first named, rolls rotatab e upon the arms, and a belt operating over the rolls.

12. A feeder comprising a base, a Wall rising from the base, a feeding member situated adjacent to the Wall, journals projecting from the base, rolls rotatable upon the journals, an arm swinging upon a journal and extending toward the Wall, a second arm ivoted u on that first named, rolls rotatab e upon t e arms, one of said rolls being bodily movable independently of the arms, and a belt operating over `the rolls.

13. In a feeder, the combination of a holder, an endless belt forming one side of the holder l and with a Wall of the holder a feed-throat, means for feeding objects through the throat, and means for imparting movement to the belt in a direction the reverse of that of the objects fed from the holder.

14, In a feeder, the combination of a holder, an endless belt forming o ne side of the holder and with a Wall of the holder a feed-throat, means for feeding objects through the throat, and means for imparting an intermittent traveling movement to the belt in a direction the reverse of that of the objects fed from the holder. y

15. In a feeder, the combination of a holder, an endless belt having one end yieldingly mounted and forming one side of the holder and with a wall thereof a feed-throat, means for feeding objects through the throat, and means imparting movement to the belt in a direction the reverse of that of the objects fed from the holder.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of tWo subscribing Witnesses.

WILLIAM G. MAYNARD.

Witnesses:

M. T. HANLEY, JOHN J. ToNsKEY.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65H3/5261