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PATENTED AUG. 27. 1907.
L. E. RICE. FEED CUTTER ATTACHMENT.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 1,1907.
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UNITED STATES ENT OFFICE.
LOUIS E. RICE, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO, ASSIG'NOR TO THE SILVER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF SALEM, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 27, 1907.
Application filed May 1, 1907. Serial No. 371,831.
To all whom "it may concern:
Be it known that 1, Louis E. RICE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Guyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Feed-Gutter Attachments; and I do hereby declare that the following is a lull, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, making a part of this specification, and to the numerals and figures of reference marked thereon, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view showing portions of the upper and lower feed rolls in proper relative position with reference to the shear plate and cutter head. Fig. 2 is a detached view showing a portion of one of the end plates. Fig. 3 is a view showing a portion oi the shear plate and the feed roll disks separated from each other and illustrating one of the feed supporting plates.
The present invention has relation to feed cutter attachments, pertaining more particular to the lower feed roll and it consists in the novel arrangement hereinaiter described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
Similar numerals oi": reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawing.
In the accompanying drawing, 1 represents the lower feed roll shaft upon which is securely mounted the angular shaft or bar 2, but I do not desire to be limited to the shait 1 and the bar 2, being formed in separate parts as it will be understoodthat it is simply mechanical to make said parts integral and provide the ends with suitable journals. Upon the bar 2 are mounted any desired number of toothed disks 3, which toothed disks are formed of a diameter equal to the diameter of the feed roll proper. The disks 3 are provided upon one of their sides with the disk flanges 4, which disk flanges are formed of a width equal to the thickness of the plates 5 or substantially so and the flanges 4 are adapted to be entered in the apertures 6 in said plates when the parts are assembled as shown in Fig. 1. The shear plate 7 may be provided with the flange 8, which flange is for the purpose of holding the forward ends of the plates 5 in proper relative position with reference to the shear plate 7. The plates 5 are each provided with the recesses 9, which recesses receive the flange 8, and when the plates are properly assembled the portions 10 of the plates 5 will be located above and upon the shear plate 7. In cutting many kinds of; materialit is liable to be drawn down between the back of the shear plate by reason of the rotation of the ieed rolls, but by providing the plates 5 and locating them between the toothed disk 3, the material will be prevented from being drawn between the shear plates and the feed roll by reason of the extensions 10 spanning or bridging the space between the periphery of the feed roll proper and the back l'ace ol' the shear plate. The end toothed disks 11 are preferably formed with the lateral flanges 12, which lateral flanges constitute a recess or socket for the disk flange 13 [oi-med upon the end plates 14. The end plates 1 1 are oi course con nected to the irame oi the feed cutter or to the shear plate 7 in the usual manner, the cutter head 1.5 may be of the form shown or it may be of any other desired form as the cutter head within itsell forms no particular part of the present invention, except that a cutter head of some kind must be used.
The toothed disks are separated at their peripheries for the purpose of providing room for the interposed plates, which plates are extended beyond the toothed disks and constitute what might be termed lingers adapted to support the material during the time it is passing from the feed roll disks to and upon the shear plate.
Having lully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In an attachment for feed cutters, the combination of a shaft suitably journaled, a feed roll made up of a series of toothed disks, with plates located between the series of toothed disks, and a shear plate held in fixed position, the said plates being located intermediate of the toothed disks extending over and upon the said shear plate, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
2. In a feed roll for fodder cutters, the combination of a shaft suitably journaled, toothed disks mounted upon said shaft, a shear plate held in fixed position, and a series of plates interposed between the toothed disks and adapted to span the space between the shear plate and the feed roll, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
3. In an attachment for iced cutters, the combination of a shaft suitably journaled, a feed roll consisting of toothed disks mounted upon said shaft, and spaced from each other, plates located between the toothed disks, a shear plate, said shear plate located adjacent'to the feed roll, said interposed plates having lingers adapted to support the material between the shear plate and the feed roll.
In testimony that I claim the above, I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
LOUIS E. RICE.
Witnesses Emznnnrn Canons, A. E. WmNmmo.