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Publication numberUS941634 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1909
Filing dateAug 25, 1909
Priority dateAug 25, 1909
Publication numberUS 941634 A, US 941634A, US-A-941634, US941634 A, US941634A
InventorsGeorge F Godley
Original AssigneeGeorge F Godley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ore separating or concentrating apparatus.
US 941634 A
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Patented Nov.'30, 1909.






Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 30, 1939.

Application filed August 25, 1909. Serial No. 514,639.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE F. GoDLnY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ore Separating or Concentrating Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to ore separating or concentrating apparatus and the principal object of the present invention is to provide simple, eflicient and comparatively inexpensive apparatus whereby the concentrates may be separated from the ore as the latter passes'through the apparatus.

Other objects of the invention relate to general detail construction and arrangement of parts as will hereinafter more fully apaear. 1 The nature, characteristic features and scope of the invention will be more fully understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming part hereof and in which Figure 1, is a view in side elevation of apparatus embodying the invention, Fig. 2, is a longitudinal sectional view of the same.

In the drawings, there is shown a pair of standards 1 and 2, constituting bearings which pivotally support a generally barrelshaped drum 3, of any suitable material and which may be provided with a removable head 4. This drum 3, is so arranged with respect to its bearings that a rocking motion may be imparted to the drum, longitudinally considered, in contradistinction from 2. lateral or side to side rocking movement. Pivotally connected with respect to one end of the drum 3, is a reciprocating bar 5, motion to which is imparted by any suitable means as at 6, means 7, being present whereby the throw of the reciprocating bar 5, may be adjusted to produce a longer or shorter throw of said drum.

In the drawings, this device is shown as being a disk mounted upon a rotatable shaft, the said disk being provided with coupling holes suitable for the attachment of the link bar 5. The holes are arranged at different distances from the disk center in order that the throw of the drum may be adjusted to accommodate diilerent materials to be separated. Centrally disposed with respect to the drum 3,

and arranged vertically thereof is a feed inlet 3, shown as comprising a pipe having a flarmg mouth adapted for the introduction of ore and the like. As clearly illustrated in Fig. 2, this pipe extends into the interior of the drum and extends preferably below the water line aa, of the drum. By this arrangement, the very light pieces of metal are prevented from floating upon the surface of the water. Arranged at the bottom of the drum 3, and immediately below and in alinement with the pipe 8, is an outlet pipe 9, provided with a valve 10, by means of which the concentrates may be drawn from the ap paratus. Arranged upon opposite sides of the above described outlet the bottom of the drum 3, is provided with laterally extending apertured frames 12, or baflie plates calculated to agitate the'matter within the drum during the rocking process. The forward end of the drum is provided with a discharge outlet 13, leading from which may be a suitable trough 14, carried by the said drum. A suitable trough 15, may be present if desired to receive the waste products which pass through the drum by way of the opening 13.

lhe operation of the above described apparatus is as follows :The drum 3, being provided with a suitable supply of water, ore is introduced by way of the inlet 8, and the operating mechanism 6, set in motion. As the drum 3, is rocked back and forth, longitudinally considered, that is from end to end, the ore is caused to move from end to end of said drum thereby thoroughly agitating the same and causing the concentrates, which are heavier than the waste matter, to settle in the bottom of the drum, while the waste matter passes out through the opening 13. After this operation has been carried on for suflicient length of time, the enriched material is collected from the bottom of the drum by way of the valved outlet 9.

What I claim is 1. In an ore concentrator the combination of a receptacle mounted to rock upon a transverse axis, a centrally and vertically arranged feed hopper carried by the receptacle top and extended within the receptacle, valved concentrates discharge means carried by the receptacle bottom in alinement with said hopper, apertured baffle plates arranged in parallelism with the receptacle axis upon opposite sides of said discharge means, a Waste discharge element at one end of the receptacle and means for rocking said receptacle.

2. In an ore concentrator the combination of a longitudinally arranged generally barrel-shaped drum mounted to rock upon a transverse axis, means for rocking said drum from end to end, a centrally and vertically arranged feed hopper carried by the top of said drum and extended therein, valved concentrates discharge means in alinement with said hopper carried by the bottom of said drum, laterally arranged apertured bafi'le plates projecting upwardly from the bottom of said drum and arranged in parallelism with the drum axis upon opposite sides of said discharge means and a discharge spout carried by one end of said drum for removing the Waste products, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name.

GEORGE F. GODLEY. Vitnesses VT. J. JACKSON, M. R. Knmns.

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