US 857427 A
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U ITED sTATEs PATENT oEEIcE.
WILLIAM HUBELI WALDR ON, OF NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, AssIGNoR TO JOHN WALDRON COMPANY, OF NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed March 9, 1907. $61'ial No. 361,450-
lo all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM HUBELI WALDRON, a citizen of the United States, and
a resident of New Brunswick, in the county of MiddleseX and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Stick-Feeder, of which the following is a full, clear, and eX- act description.
The invention relates to drying machines such as are used in the manufacture of wall paper and the like, and its object is to provide a new and improved stick feeder, arranged to insure a'positive and accurate feeding of the sticks onto an endless carrier which delivers the sticks to the drying machine for receiving and supporting the freshly printed or coated paper or other A webbing.
The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, Which will be more fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the claims.
A practical embodiment of the invention 7 is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the views.
Figure l is a sectional side elevation of the improvement, and Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the same on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
On the upper end of a suitably constructed frame A is mounted a hopper B, open at the bottom and provided near its ends with inclined guides B, so that the stick O contained in the hopper B can readily pass to the lower spaced ends of the guides B, to then pass singly into the vertically disposed delivery chute D, secured to or formed on the sides of the main frame A, as plainly indicated in the drawings. The lowermost of the sticks O in the delivery chute D is adaptfor receiving the paper or other webbing to be supported by the sticks in folds for drying purposes. The endless carrier chains F pass over the sprocket wheels F secured on a transversely extending shaft H j ournaled on the main frame A, and on one end of the said shaft H is secured a pulley H connected by a belt With other machinery, for imparting a continuous rotary motion to the shaft H and to the sprocket wheels F, to cause the endless carrier chains F to travel in the direction of the arrow a. On the shaft H is secured a gear wheel I in mesh with a gear wheel I attached to the shaft E of the spacing wheels E, so that when the shaft H is rotated, a rotary motion is given to the shaft E to cause the spacing wheels to rotate in unison with the travel given to the endless carrier chains F. I A guard or hood J is arranged on the delivery side of the spacing wheels E, to prevent the sticks from falling out of the notches E during the time the sticks are carried by the said spacing wheels E from the top thereof to the bottom of the wheels.
Now the arrangement is such that when a set of notches E reaches a bottom position, then the stick in the said notches drops down onto the carrier chains F immediately in front of the corresponding set of transversely alined lugs G, for carrying the stick forward on the forward travel of the carrier chains F.
In order to prevent the stick C from becoming wedged at the junction of the hopper guides B and the delivery chute D, agitating arms K and K are provided, adapted to alternately swing up and down on opposite sides of the sticks at the junction of the guides B with the delivery chute D, as indicated in the drawings.
The arms K and K are segmental and are fulcrumed at K and-K on the main frame A, and the said guides are connected with the eccentric rods L and L and eccentrics N and N, secured on the shaft H, so that when the latter is rotated, the said arms K and K are caused to swing alternately up and down on opposite sides of the sticks C, so as to prevent the same from wedging or clogging at the junction of the guides B with the delivery chute D.
The oppositely disposed arms K and K are spaced apart about the thickness of a stick, and hence when the machine is running, the arms K, K in swinging up and down on opposite sides of the sticks 0, do not allow more than one stick to pass down into the delivery chute D, and hence the sticks are Patented June 18, 1907. j
ranged one on top of the other and thus readily travel downward in the chute "-D by their gravity, without danger of clogging.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A stick feeder comprising an endless carrier, a revolub'le spacing device for delivering the sticks to the said carrier, a delivery chute containing the sticks one on top of the other, and delivering the lowermost stick to the said spacing device, a hopper for 1 containing the sticks, andinto the bottom of which opens the upper end of the said chute,
and agitating means for engaging the sticks on each sideof the delivery chute at the junction of the said delivery chute with the said hopper.
carrier, a revoluble spacing... device for dellverlng the sticks to the said carrier, adelivery chute containing the sticks oneon top of the other, and delivering the lowermost stick to the said spacing device, a hopper for containing the sticks and into the bottom of which opens the upper end of the said chute, and up and down agitating arms engaging the stick at the junction of the said delivery chute with the said hopper.
3. A stick feeder comprising an endless carrier, a revoluble spacing device for delivering the sticks to the said carrier, a delivery chutecontaining the sticks one on top of the other, and delivering the lowermost stick to the said spacing device, a hopper for containing the sticks and into the bottom of which opens the upper end of the said chute, up and down agitating arms engaging the stick at the junction of the said delivery chute with the said hopper, and means actu- "ated from the said endless carrier and connected with the said arms for alternately i1nparting an up and down agitating motion to the same.
4. A stick feeder provided with a hopper for containing the sticks, a delivery chute leading from the bottom of the said hopper, and agitating means engaging the sticks on each side of the delivery chute at the junction of the said hopper therewith. 2. A stick feeder comprising an endless I