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Publication numberUS833896 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1906
Filing dateNov 8, 1904
Priority dateNov 8, 1904
Publication numberUS 833896 A, US 833896A, US-A-833896, US833896 A, US833896A
InventorsLouis Rexroth, John J Gaynor
Original AssigneeLouis Rexroth, John J Gaynor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Can-labeling machine.
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No. 833,896. PATENTED 001?. 23, 1906. L. REXR-OTH & J..J. GAYNOR.




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Marion and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Can- Labeling' Machines, of which the following is a specification.

'l 'liS invention relates to improvements in machines for wrapping cans, in which the wrapper is pasted to the can and has extended ends which are folded down by the machine upon and against the can ends and the in ven'tion also relates to machines for the above purpose which can also be used for affixing and pasting labels to the cans in the ordinary way-that is, for affixing labels which do not exceed in Wltltl'l the length of the can.

.The object of this invention is to provide a machine for the above-mentioned purposes automatically receive an unwrapped or unlabeled can,'will automatically pass the can through. the machine, and while en route therethrough will ap ly the wrapper or the label, as the case may e, pasting same securely to the can, and in case of a Wrapper neatly fold the ends of the wrapper over upon each end of the can, and then d-ischar e the wrapped. orlabeled can from the machine.

The object of the invention also is to provide a compact machine that will'occupy a minimum amount ofufloor-s ace and to provide a machine that-will be simple in its arts, so as to be readily understood and easily operated by an unskilled person, and which will require few repairs, can be operated with a small.requirement of power, and which will be durable and inexpensive both'as to first cost andas to its after maintenance.

We accomplish. the objects as hereinabove expressed by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanynng drawings, m which- Figure 1 1s a view in side elevation of the preferred form of our machine, showing the ,abel-box in vertical section and also showing a part of the frame of the machine broken away to illustri-tte the inside mechanism. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of same... Fig. is a detail in vertical section of the driving-gear, 50 showing particularly the means for rotating the sleeves that carry the friction-disks for revolubly operating the cans. Fig. t is a detail of the same parts in longitudinal section of one of. said slecves shown in Fig.3. Fig.

51s a detail in side View of the rollersfor folding the labels against the ends of the cans.

Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed November 8, 1904. Serial No 231,953.

Patented Get. 23,1906.

Like characters of reference indicate like parts throughout the several views of the drawings,

10 is the frame of the machine, which is and may be of any suitable and wellknown construction. v

11 is a shaft which is mounted in a fixed manner transversely of frame 10, and mounted loosely on shaft 11 is the large spur geare wheel 12. Su ported by said frame 101's the shaft 13, whic is parallel with the shaft 11,

and: mounted on an end of shaft 13,-projectley 14, which is driven by belt connection with any ing outside of frame It), is the pri.

suitable motor. Mounted on shaft 13 witli in the frame 10, is the pinion 15, having, cogs ear 12, where-' which mesh with those of the by a rotary movement will e transmitted from shaft13'to said gear 12.

Mounted on the shaft 1 is the gear-wheel, 17, which is held in a fixed position by being bolted to the stationary paste-box 19. The pastebox 19 issupported in. a fixed manner upon a cross-arm of the frame 10, as clearly shown by the dotted lines in Fig. 1.

The'machine is provided with a can-controlling mechanism for moving the oans,;con

sisting of the looselyanounted spur-gear 12,

which carries the fixed spindles 20, the bitter;

having the revoluble sleeves 22, carrying the disk 25, that engage the cans. The spindles 20 are attached to the inner side of the gear wheel 12 in a fixed manner, the number of said spindles de ending on the cans to be la sled and the diameter of the circle around which saidv spindles are stationed, the object being to impart a rotary movement to the cans on their own axis a little greater than the travel which is im parted to the'cans by the movement of the gear 12. The purpose of this is to maintain a tension on the label while the-latter is being applied to the can, causing the said label to be wrapped smoothly around the can. Loosely mounted on spindles :20 are the sleeves 22, and mounted sleeves-adjacent to the gear the teeth of which gear 17, as clearly shown in big. t. Also mounted on sleeves at a distance from each other approximately the can to be wrap'ied are the disks 25, which, are two innum er for each sleeve and are pinions 24,.

whereby they will rotate therewith.

Leading into the front of the. machine is secured to the sleeves in any fixed manner the diameter of .1 each of, said' maize engagement with length of the j contact with also be m sliding contact with the curved bedthe Lil

sides of the peste-box 19 are the the oblique runway 2'7, the semicircular bed-plute 28, extending a distance equal to the diameter of the cans irom the 17, or ruthc so that s can in ztdjsceut pairs of disks will plate The bed-plete extends from u horizontal li e. approximately through the axis of the short 11, beginning at the front of the machine and extending, thence under the 12 and terminating at the rear of the machine in suid, horizontal line and defines course of travel of the cons through the machine. The attachment of the labels is completed within the limits here defined, so that the Wrapped or labeled con when it reaches the horizontal line above mentioned at the rear of the machine will be discharged down the oblique runway 30.

Formed nt the bottom of the semicircular bed-plate 28 is en opening into a label-holding box 32'. This box 32 has a movable bottom oriollower 33 with sconcuve upper face on e curvature of the some radius as bed plate 28. The labels 34 to be affixed to the cans ire placed in box 32 upon this follower 33.

36 is e lever which is pivoted to the hunger '37. The lever 36 is connected by {t linlobur 38 with the under side of follower 33, and the opposite or outer end of the lever 36 is provided with the adjustable Weight 39, by means of which a. regulated upward pressure is obtained to compel the upward movement of the follower 33, so as to present the labels to the cons rolled over them in the progress of the can through the-machine.- Contact of the labels with the cans will be made only one at e tiuiethst is, only the top label will be permitted to contact with s can passing over it.

Mounted in the paste-box 19, preferably on shaft 11, is the roller 40, and sold pustebox will be supplied with e sufiicicnt quantity of pests to partially cover the roller 40, so as to give it suilicient costing of paste to the letter as it is'rotsted therein. Supported from the arms 4-2, which give a beerin ,-support to s. she-ft 43. This shaft is provided with a pulley -14, which is connected, by means of thc'belt 45, With a pulley 46, mounted on the driving-shaft 13. Also mounted on the shaft 43 is the roller 47. A. paste-belt 48 passes around the roller 47, and the relation of roller 47 to roller e0 is such as to make a. driving contactbetween. said two rollers, thereby to rotate the roller 4-0, bringing its pasted surface into contact with the belt 48, which posses between sztid rollers 46 and 47, so as to supply suid belt with Extending from paste-box l9 ere the arms'50, and supported by the arms 50 are the oblique 51. The arm 50 provides bearing-support for the roller at the outer end of the arm. 'lhe upper ends of the oblique arms 51 provide the bearing which merges into 1 suppor l l l l 1 1 1 a l l l l l l l l l ported at the lower ends of the said arms 51.

"he roller 52 projects into the path of the nuns moving along bed-plate .28, and by contuct with u can as the latter :1, line ol paste deposited longitudinally ol the can on the periphery of the latter. The roller 52 is positioned with .lO-litlllllll to the liLl)( ,lll0l(l iug box 32 so that a cam on which puste has been deposited by the operation of the roller 52, as just described, will by the rotation of the can register this line of pustc with the end of n'lebol when the can reach the front end of the b 2;, and the sticky pesto engaging with the end of the label will cause the letter to be picked up by the can and rolled or Wrapped upon the can by the con tiuued trev cl of the can along said label as said can moves in its course through the machine, as is clearly shown in 1, which shows or label :is partly Wrapped around the lower can. The roller 54 also projects into the path of the can as the can moves through thc machine and makes contact not with the can itself, but with the end oi the label that has been picked up by the con and is in process of: being Wrapped thereon. The purpose of the roller 54; is to coat the end of the label ullixcd to the can, so as to paste and secure the free end of the label when the letter is reached. The can having been thus lat! wrapped, with the ends of the labels projecting in on unfolded. condition, it is then next- :ictcd upon by the end-folding mechanism comprising the following means: Secured to bed-plate 28, on both sides thereof, so as to contact simultaneously with both ends of t me can, are the inward radially extended brackets 56, which have' longitudinal slots 57 for the pesssgc of retaining-bolts 57, whereby suid bruclcets are made longitudinally adjustable.

58 represents St plurality of disks which are supported upon. a caster-like holder 59. The stem 50 of this holder passes through a suitable transverse bracket 56, and to provide u suit-able bearing for the stem 60 we form the yoke extension 61, having it perforsti on through which said stem 60 is also projected.

63 is a collar edjustably mounted on shaft 60 within the above-described yoke, and 64 is a. spring which presses against the collar to return the caster to normal position.

As it single set of the rollers 58 performs only a part of the operation of folding the label on the end of the can, u plurality of those rollers are required to complete the operation on all ports of t 'ie label, and it is obviously not desired. to limit this invention to the number of roller sets shown in the drawings, but us many will be muployed us the requirements make necessary.

instead of custenuuumtcd rollers, us hcrein described, the operation of folding the ivruppers against the ends-of the cons could be performed by ts for s. roller 53, end a. roller 5 is sup--' means of it suitable project ssssss 3 hjch she extended labels ing said body, and the r i cldcd in by the wiping more 1 etien eroduced by said contest we do not desire to limit our en Lo'this rollencsster constrmltisn.

ns; mus fully described our said invennsn lsheling In schinc, the frame, a

' mechanism rotatably mountd ihfs'ine, means for operating said Y mechanism, a bed-plate to sup rinned in the bed-plate, label W l ..cchsmsms mounted on both sides the nea'l plate,means for pivotslly mountinn" the lshel iolding mechanisms, means for sdhismhly mounting the la.bel-.folding mccht and from the axis of the can-conmechanism, and a pasting device for use so hoshthe cans and labels.

i2 .jl 2i cends-heling machine, e (zen-conisrolin mechanism rotatshly mounted in.

i: 5 said lrszne, means foropereting said cen-cenhyelling mechanism, "s bed-plate to support m l est the csnthrcngh the machine, e la .forined in the hedplet-e, means oper e n'iove the acne across the label-hex, in; device extending at e plin'sliizy of nined coints into the psth olthe paste to the cams and lz1- Fill d on hath sides of the bednlets and 3 amending inee she path of the cans and open sting lo fold the of the labels against the ends of the csns.

' In e een leiheling machine, the frame, s csnwehlvrollisg mechanism rotetebly mount- 49 ed in said ne, means for operating said .9 g mechanism, s bed plste to rest the can. through the mafarmed in sciil bed sgi'plying pests to the cens ing; fold. the of the s; hhe'ends of Lhe osns. in-lng machine, she ire-me, a '7 in rotsfishly mounts e, mean foi opcreting said meel; nisni, :2. bed plste in 1, with the census lshehhox formed in device for eppb ing d labels, and lshelole/ll monn ed in on t an s on sofivn the heal-pleas, e

pen" adapted lo coil in vel lfGlJh ends oi? the labels sin; 1nd operating; be

fold. the fermer sags-inst; .e ls/Lte'la In e ccndshehne: n'ischine, the frame, a

ct the can through the machine,

icing mechanisms rotatshly sen-centre cal in 51% l ng in cchnnisin rotstsbly mountzine, means for operating said csn-conn'clling mechanism, a bechplste,

vsnism, and adapted to engage both the ends of the label and cans to fold the former against the latter.

6. In a cen-labeling machine, the frame, a can-controlling mechanism rotntebly m0untedin said frame, means for operating said can 4 controlling mechanism, s bedplate mounted. concentrically with the can-controlling mechanism, a lebel-hox formed in the bed-piste, a pal-sling device for applying paste to both the cans and labels a runway lending to the feed end of the bed-plste, a. runway leading from the discharge end of the bed-plate, and folding mechanisms pivotslly m-amnted in pairs to both sides of the bedplsie, eecli'psir of folding mechanisms susceptible of adjustment to and from the axis of the cen-controlling mechanism and adapted to consecutively engage noth endsof the labels and cans, to fold the former against the letter. Y i

'7. In a can-labeling inachine,"tl1efrmne, a

can-c0ntrolli11g mechanism rotamhl'y mount-.

ed. in said frame, means for operating said can controlling mechanism, a bed-plate mounted. concentrically with the csn-controlling mechanism, a lsbehhox forn'ied in the lied-plate, a runway lesding to the feed end of the bed-plate, e runway leading: from the discharge end of the. hed-plnte, ii passing de' vice extending into the path of the cans sil s italnrslisy of predetermined points end-applying paste is the cans and labels, and label folding mechanisms pivotslly mounted in pairs to both sides of thefbed plete, each pair l of folding mechanisms susceptihleoi' adjust ment to and from the axis of the csn-consmiling mechanisms, and adapted to ccn secutively ensrege both she ends of the labels and cans to fold the former against the letter.

8. In a ca -labeling machine, the frame, e esn'ccntrolling inechsnism rebel/ably insulin-- ed in said frame, means for operating said csn-controlling meclmnism, s bed-plate menu/Led concentrically with the con-com U'clling mechanism, s lshel-hox formed in the said lmdmlete, pasting device for applyii'ig pesive to the end labels, folding meche'e'iisms suitably secured on both sides cl' the hed plstc and radially mounted relative so lihe axis of the cerr-controllingmechsz'iism, and means forpivot-l. vlly mounting the f elding mechanisms.


formed in said bed-plate and a pasting deboth sides of the bed-p ed concentrically with the can-controlling mechanism and contacting the rigid means on the sleeves, and means carried by the sleeves for contacting and rotating the cans, a bedeplate mounted concentrically with the can-controlling mechanism, and a label-box vice for applying paste to the cans and labels.

10. In a can-labeling machine, the frame, a can-controlling mechanism 'rotatably mounted in said frame, a bed-plate mounted concentrieally with the can-controlling mechanism, a label-box for supplying the labels, foldin mechanisms comprising frames arrange in series and ad'ustably secured to late, folding means movably mounted in the folding-mechanism frames and adapted to consecutively enga e the ends of the can, the Wipers collectiye y operating to fold the ends of the labels against the cans and a pasting device for applying paste to the cans and labels.

1 1 x In a can-lnbeling machine, the frame, a can-controlling mechanism rotatably mounted in said frame, means for operating said can-controlling mechanism, a stationary disk concentrically mounted with the can-controlling mechanism, spindles rigidly mounted on and a rranged concei'itricallywith the can-controlling mechanism, sleevesloosely mounted on said spindles, means rigidly secured to the sleeves and. adapted to contact the cans, means rigidly secured to the sleeves and contacting the stationary disk so that as the former are carried around the are traveled by the can-controlling mechanism, the sleeves and cans, through contact of the former with the stationary disk, are given independent axial rotation, a bed-plate mounted in the frame, a label-box in the bed-plate, and a pasting device for applying paste to the cans and labels.

12. In a can-labeling machine, the frame, a can-controlling mechanism movably mounts ed in said frame, means for operating said can-controlling mechanism, a bed-plate to support the can, a label-box formed in the bedplate, a pasting device for applying paste to the cans and labels, folding mechanisms arranged in series and pivotally mounted on both sides of the bcdplate and collectively operating to fold the endsof the labels against the ends of the *ans and means for adjusting the folding mechanisms to and from the axis of the can-controlling mechanism ends of the labels against the ends of the cans and means for adjusting the folding mechanism to and from the axis oi the can-controlling mechanism.

can-controllingmechanismmovablymoun ed in said frame, means for oprmating said can-- controlling mechanism, a l ed-plate to sumport the can, a label-ho); formed in. the bet plate, a pasting device for applying paste to the cans and labels a follower movably mounted within the label-him, means pivotally connected with and operating to automatically control the follower in the labelbox, folding mechanisms rotatably mounted in pairs on both sides of the bed-plate and arranged so that an oppositely-positioned pair of folding mechanisn'is will simultmio ously engage the ends of the cans, means for mounting the folding nirrhanisms so that they may be adjusted to and from the axis of the can-controlling mechanism, a runway for delivering the can to the irJd--;)late, and a runway leading from the dist-heme end of said bed-plate.

15. In a can-labeling 2 line, the frame, a can-controlli ng mechanism niovn hly m cunted in said frame, means for operating said cancontrolling mechanism, a bed-plate to sup-- port the can, a label-box formed in the bedplate,'a pasting device adapted to project into the path of the cans at a pluraliiy of prcdetermined points and operating to apply paste to the can and subsemionl-ly to the end of the label to be lapped, means for operating the pasting device, and l'ohling mi'w-lmnisms mounted in series and sccurml to both side-s of the bed-plate and rollrra ivrly operating to fold the ends of the lahcls against the ends of the cans and means for adjnsiing the fold-- ing mechanisms to and from tl axis of the can-controlling mechanism.

16. In a can-labeling nmchinc, the frame, a can-controlling gear rotatably mounted in said frame, means for operating said gear. a stationary disk mountcd com-entriesll with the cancontrolling gear, rngaging moans ull the cancontrolling gmir that engage ihc stationary gear, so that when said engng ing means are carried around in (he pnih with the can-controlling gen; an axial 1:01:1- i tion is imparted. to them ihmugh their -n.-

the feed end of the bedqihtte, a runway lead-' plate and collectively operating to fold the M. In a cart-labeling machine, the fran'ie, a i

plate to svlpymrt- Um mus, a label-box fUllTN'fi In witness whereof we have hereunto set gngcme nt with the staliox'iary disk, a bedourl'izi-nds and seals,atlndianapolisi'lndiana, I0 111. the bed-plate, a pa-sti 11g devise for applying paste to the aims and i'abeis and. 'fiiiiling mahunisms mount-ed in series and SBG1.lIP(i to both sides of said bed-plate and collec- Witnesses: tiively operating to foh'i-t-he ends of the labels F. W. WQEKNER, against the ends 0'1 the can JOSEPH A. M INT. 'RN.

this 25th day of (l q-tuber, A. D. 1904.


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Cooperative ClassificationB65B59/04