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Publication numberUS882283 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1908
Filing dateOct 30, 1907
Priority dateOct 30, 1907
Publication numberUS 882283 A, US 882283A, US-A-882283, US882283 A, US882283A
InventorsFrank Wolf
Original AssigneeFrank Wolf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stamping attachment for cloth-measuring machines.
US 882283 A
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No. 882,283. A PATENTED MAR. 17, 1908.






Application filed October 30, 1907.

T 0 all whom 'it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK lVoLF, a citizen of the United States of America, residing in New York, in the borough of Manhattan, county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stamping Attachments for Cloth-Measuring Machines, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to stamping attachment for cloth measuring machines by which woolen and other cloths can be readily stamped on the back, at uniform distances, in a quick, effective and reliable manner.

All dealers in Woolen and other cloths are using cloth-measuring machines for taking stock at certain intervals of time. The obj ect of this invention is to utilize these machines for stamping the woolen and other fabrics While they are passed through the machine with a stamp indicating the origin of the fabrics and the quality of the same. For this purpose the invention consists of a stamping attachment for cloth measuring machines which comprises a rotary drivingroll, a rotary stamp, means for bringing the stamp intermittently in contact with the back of the cloth passing over the drivingroll, and means for supplying the color to the stamp from a suitable color transferring mechanism. The invention consists further of certain details of construction which will be fully described hereinafter and finally pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, represents an end-elevation of my improved stamping attachment for cloth measuring machines, shown as supported on the frame of the said machine, Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse section on line 2, 2, Fig. 1, drawn on a larger scale, and Fig. 3 is a transverse section on line 3, 3, Fig. 1.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several figures.

Referring to the drawings, a is a drivingroll of a cloth measuring machine, which driving-roll is supported framework of a cloth measuring machine of any approved construction. The cloth passes over the roll when measuring the same and is placed intermittentl in contact, preferably at every full rotation of the drivingroll, with a stamp 6 having a convex face of a curvature the radius of which is equal to the Figure 1 in bearings of the Specification of Letters Patent.

1 l l g an improved i Patented March 1'7, 1908. Serial No. 399,844.

radius of the driving-roll of the cloth measuring machine. The stamp b is provided with a shank I) which is inserted in a socket having a set screw 1) so as to be capable of adjustment for use with thinner or heavier iabrics. For a thinner fabric, the stamp has to be adjusted somewhat closer to the fabric passing over the driving-roll a, while for stamping heavier fabric the stamp is ad j usted farther away from the circumference of the same. The socket b" is supported on a sleeve 1)" which is adjustably fixed on an auxiliary shaft 8 which turns in bearings s of the supporting-frame of the cloth measuring machine, the bearings being guided in a horizontal guide-frame f and adjusted by a setscrew f, as shown clearly in Fig. 3. Both bearings of the auxiliary shaft 8 are sup ported in the guide-framefso as to be capable of slight adjustment relatively to the drivingroll a.

On the shaft of the driving-roll a is arranged a gear-wheel g which meshes with a gear-wheel of equal size on the auxiliary shaft 8, so that rotary motion is in'iparted to the shaft 8 and thereby to the stamp b supported thereon. The circumference of the driving-roll a is preferably equal to one yard so that at every full rotation of the driving roll the stamp is placed in contact with the cloth passing over the driving-roll. By changing the size of the gear-wheel 9 the distance between the stampings may be changed.

Below the auxiliary shaft .9 is arranged a transverse rod (Z which is supported in sockets d of the supporting-frame. The rod d supports the lower ends of two upright bracket-frames c which are applied loosely by means of sleeves at their upper ends to the shaft .9, and which are provided at their outermost ends with bearings for three rolls 71 72 71 of which the lower is the colorroll which receives its color from a suitable color-supply, either by hand or a fountain, the intermediate roll It being a transmittingroll, and the upper one 71 being a transferroll. The intermediate roll 72 receives rotary motion by a sprocket-wheel and chain transmission i, i 07 from the shaft 8, which motion is transferred to the color-roll by placing the latter in frictional contact with the intermediate roll. The rotary motion of the color-roll 7b is then transferred by a second sprocket-wheel and chain transmission. Z, Z Z to the transfer-roll W, the latter being placed at each rotation of the stamp b in contact with the same for transferring the required amount of color to the face of the stamp.

The bracket-frames 6 swing on the rod cl when the bearings of the rotary shaft are adjusted by the set-screws f so that the position of the shaft and stamp relatively to the cloth driving-roll is adjusted according to the thickness of the fabric without, however, changing the position of the colorrolls relatively to the stamp.

hen the cloth is passed over the drivingroll, the stamp will at certain regular intervals of time be moved into contact with the rear side of the cloth and transfers the color, which is received from the transferroll, at a distance of approximately a yard more or less automatically to the cloth, owing to the transfer of the color to the stamp and the intermittent contact of the same With the cloth. The cloth is thereby stamped in a clear and distinct manner as the stamp moves in contact with the cloth, while measurmg the same, or independently of the measuring of the cloth, without special expense and loss of time in handling the cloth.

The attendant stands in front of the attachment and watches the proper printing of the stamp'while regulating the position of the stamp relatively to the cloth, as well as the position of the bracket frames and their color-rolls relatively to the cloth to be stamped, so that a clear transfer of the color from the stamp to the cloth is obtained whatstamping attachment.

ever be the thickness of the cloth. Light and heavy cloths can be stamped in this mannor, the stamp indicating thereby the origin and quality of the goods, trade-mark and other information on every yard of cloth and keeping it before the tailors or other customers when working up the cloth.

Instead of a cloth measuring machine, any other machine, or even an ordinary drivingroll to which motion is imparted by hand or other power, may be used for operating the Having thus described my invention, 1 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

In a stamping attachment for cloth measuring machines, the combination, with a driving-roll, of a rotary shaft connected therewith to be rotated thereby, a stamp mounted on said shaft, a rod below said shaft, bracket-frames applied at their lower ends to said rod and extending loosely around the rotary shaft at their upper ends, means for adjusting the shaft and stamp relatively to the driving roll, colorrolls journaled between said bracketframes, and means for driving said color-rolls. I

In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB41F17/00