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Publication numberUS956458 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1910
Filing dateNov 3, 1909
Priority dateNov 3, 1909
Publication numberUS 956458 A, US 956458A, US-A-956458, US956458 A, US956458A
InventorsJohn W Walter
Original AssigneeJohn W Walter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Washing-machine.
US 956458 A
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J. W. WALTER.

WASHING MACHINE.

' APPLICATION FILED NOV. 3, 1909. 956,458. I Patented Apr. 26, 1910.

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JOHN w. WALTER, or BELLEFONTAINE, 01110.

WASHING-MACHIN E.

Be it knownthat I, J on a citizen of the United Stated residing at Bellefontaine, in the countybfLogan and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Washing-Machines, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to washing machines, more particularly,-.however, to that class of washingmachmes which operate automatically and perform their functions by the passage of boiling suds thro h the clothes, at no time allowing the clot es to remain stationary in the water; subsequently preventing the sediment, etc. from being in contact therewith.

This invention further contemplates the construction of a clothes washer which will not only wash the clothes, but will rinse and wringthe same. 1

With the above and further ob'ects in view, this invention consists in te construction, combination, and arrangement of parts, all p as hereinafter 'more fully described, claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a central longitudinal section of a washing machine constructed in accordance with myv invention, setting forth the pumping and power transmission gears;

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Fig. 2 is a similar view taken at right angles to Fig. 1; Fig. 3, is a top plan view; Flg. 4 1s a rspect1ve view of the operating oscillator; ig. 5 is a side elevation of the clutch; Fig. 6 is a bottom plan view of one of the steam generators. s

Throughout the following detail description, and on-the several figures of the drawmgs, similar parts are referred to by like' 'In carrying out the present .invention an outer tub 1 is supported on the legs 2 in any desired manner, and is provided with a centrally disposed opening 3in the .base thereof,

said openmg being adapted to act as a bearing for the innerrotatable. tub 4. Carried on the under face of the outer tub .1 and wsecured to the legsthereof is the bracket 5,

I bottomf the outer tub 1 b ,thebolts 7 saidi bolts passing throughthe, eeve 8 surroundsaid bracket being soconstructed that at the point of convergence of the arms there is a .seat 6 for. the reception of they gear casing This gear casing. Bfis secured. to the" Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed November 3, 1909. Serial No. 526,052.

ing said opening on the interior of the tub Patented Apr. 2 1910.

, a c and the upper side of the casing. The casing is a proximately rectangular in formation an has a tapering opening 9 in the I base side thereof, said opening registering with the opening 3in the base of the tub. A journal l0 isfbrmedin one side of the casin adjacent the operating mechanism and orms a bearingfor the shaft 11, said shaft carrying a gear 12 at its inner extremity. A shaft 13 having the hollow longitudinal 'bore 14 'at'its u per extremity and its lower end 15 tapere is adapted to rotate within the openings 3 and 9 and has the coinciding recesses 16 at its upper extremity. A post 17 is secured to the bottom of the inner tub 4 and is provided adjacent said tub with a transverse pini18, said pin being received in the recesses 16 and thus is adapted to rotate and be rotated by the shaft 13. A gear 19 is loosely mounted on the shaft 13 adjacent its lower extremity and meshes with the similarly formed gear 12 carried at the *iiiner extremi of the shaft 11. A 'clutch 20-is-keyed to the shaft 13 above the gear '19 andis fadap'ted to slide vertically having a series of ratchet teeth 21 adaptedto engagesiinilar members on the gear wheel, thus'when the 'shaft 11 rotates gency the bearing 24 for the reception of the stub shaft 25 centrally disposed onthe oscil lator A. This oscillator comprises an approximately semi-circular receptacle having two compartments 26; and 27 formed therein, said compartments being separated by the partition 28 which extends vertically some dlstance above the horizontal plane of the topofthe oscillator. Eccentrically disposed on the sides of the oscillator are the feed latches 29 having a bifurcation 3O ada ted to enga e the upper periphery'of the inn'er tub These latches extend in opposite directions with respect to each one,

and'are so constructed that when one": of the same is rotating'the tub the other is re: covering to take a 's'troke. '1 1 Oppositely disposed in thebottom of the outer tub 1 and on the'same side'as thesupports 23 are the steam generators 31 comrevolved as a result the Thus it will be seen that upon tilting the,

oscillator in one direction .the water flowing through the pipes 33 will fall upon the partition 28 and will pass into one of the chambers, say 27 and as a result tilt the oscillator in the opposite direction, thus permitting the water to flow from the pipes into the opposite chamber 26, and as the oscillator tilts one side will be emptied and the other be filled; consequently causing a continual motion as lon as the water flows through the ipes. t will also be seen that as the oscillator rocks eccentrically disposed latches 29 resting upon the upper periphery of the inner tub 4 will engage the same and upon each oscillation of the oscillator will rotate the inner tub 4.

In order to cause the water or suds in the steam generators 31 to pass through the pipes 33, a pair of heaters 36 are secured on the under face of the tub and will retain the same constantly at a boiling temperature.-

The water will be forced up through the pipes-33 by the expansion of the same in the steam generators inasmuch as it can in no way escape therefromilthrou h the inlet 32 due to the construction of t e partition 47 and the pressure of water in the narrow passage 48 between said partition and the side of the generator.

When it is desired to force water through the ipes when the burners 36 are not operate a force pump 37 is mounted within the outer tub 1 and is connected by the upwardly .curved pipe 38 to .the delivery pipes 33. The eccentric 39 of this pump is mounted on the stub shaft 40, said shaft havin at its outer extremity the gear 41 slidaby mounted thereon. A large gear 43 carrying-the handle, 42'is mounted onthe stud 44 below the shaft 40, and is adapted to mesh either with the gear 41 on the said shaft 40 or with the gear 45 slidably mounted on the outer extremity of the shaft 11.

When it is desired to operate the pump37 the gear 41 is meshed with the gear 43 and the gear 45 is taken out of motion, thus upon rotating-the handle 42 the shaft 40 is pump is operated, forcm water through the pipes 38 and into the d very lfiipes 33 from which it-passes into the 080' ator A. However, should it be desired to rotate the shaft 11 as it is when it is necessary to wring the clothes, the gear 41 15 made passive while the gear 45 is made active, and as a result upon the rotation of the handle 42 the shaft 11 is rotated and power transmitted from the gear 12 to the gear 19. Said gear 19 through the instrumentality of the ratchet teeth carried on its inner surface which coact with the similar members on the clutch 2O imparts a rotating motion to the shaft 13 which as a result rotates the drum or inner tub 4. The drum or inner tub 4 being of a mesh construction permits the water to pass through the clothes and due to the rotation thereof continually changes the position. of the same and allows the free passage of the water therethrough. When the drum is rotated without the passage of the water 'therethrough, the centrifugal force will pass all loose water from the clothes, and thereby effectually wrin the same. When in operation suds are p aced in the outer tub 1 so that the same completely cover the steam generators 31 and the burners 36 being di rectly under the steam generators 31 cause the suds in saidgenerators to boil, forcing the same u oscillator necessary motion tothe inner tn 4. When being rinsed the suds are drawn off through the exhaust and clear water placed with-in the outer tub 1 said clear water being forced through the plpes 33 by the pump 37 when the same is cold, but can be also'forced through said pipes in a manner similar to that in which the suds are when the burners are used.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A washing machine of the class described, comprising an inner and an outer tub, means including an oscillator for rotating said inner tub by the passage of water acting on said oscillator.

2. A washing machine of the class described comprising an outer tub, a rated inner tub rotatably mounted t erein and adapted to contain the clothes, means superposed above said inner tub and mounted on said outer tub adapted to rotate said inner tub, and means for conveying water from the interior of said outer tub to a point over said rotating means, causing the same to operate and deliver wgter on the clothes.

,3. In a washing machine of the class described comprising an outer tub, a perfo rated inner tub rotatably mounted therein and adapted to contain the clothes, an oscillator mounted on said outer tub and spanning -saidinner tub, and means for conveylng water from said outer tub to a point over said oscillator, causing the same to operate' and rotate said inner tub, delivering the water upon the clothes.

4. A washing machine of the class deerfov through the pipes 33 into the said oscillator im artin the esaess scribed comprising an outer tub, an inner tub mounted in said outer tub, an oscillator arranged on said outer tub and spanning, said inner tub, means for conducting water from said outer tub to a point over said oscillator, and -means whereby said oscillater will rotate the inner tub constantly in one direction.

5. A washing -machine of the class described comprising an outer tub, a perforated inner tub rotatably mounted therein, an oscillator pivotally mounted on said outer tub and spanning said inner tub, means carried by said oscillator for engaging the edge of the inner tub and to rotate the same uponthe "oscillation thereof, and means whereby water may be conveyed to a point above said oscillator operating the same and causing. it to rotate the inner tub and deliver water upon the clothes.

6. A washing machine of the class described comprising an outer tub, a perforated inner tub rotatably mounted therein, an oscillator pivotally mounted on said outer tub and arranged over said inner tub, means eccentrically carried by said oscillator for engaging the upper edge of the inner tub to rotate the same, and means for con-' veying water from the outer tub to a point over said oscillator causing the same to operate, rotating the inner tub and deliveringwater' upon the clothes.

7. A washing machine ,of the class described comprising an outer; tub, a perfosaid oscillator, causing the same to operate,

rotating the tub and delivering water upon the clothes contained in said tub.

8. A washing machine of the class described comprising an outer tub, a perforated inner tub 'rotatably mounted therein,

a double compartment oscillator pivotally mounted on said outer tub and centrally spanning said inner tub, claws eccentrically disposed on said oscillator and extending inopposite directions adapted to engage the upper edge of said inner tub and rotate the same upon the movement of said oscillator,-

means for conducting water from said outer tub to a point above said oscillator causing the same to operate and rotate the inner tub, and means whereby water may be delivered into either compartment of said oscillator insuring the movement of the same.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

JOHN W. WALTER.

Witnesses:

Gr. ED. KNIGHT, HENRY E. THOMPSON.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationD06F23/04