US 957989 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. T; McLEOD.
APPLICATION FILED BEPT.15, 1909.
957,989. en ed May 17,1910.-
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G. T. MOLEOD. BRUSH CLEANER. APPLICATION FILED 8EPT.15, 1909.
Patented May 17, 1910.
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957,989. Specification of Letterslatwt- Patented May 17, 1910.
i Application filed September 15, 1909. Serial No. 517,801
To all wlunn' it may concern: face to which the liquid dressing has been Be itknown that I, GEORGE T. McLnon, a ap )lied by the other brush. citizen ofthe United States, residing at hrojecting laterally from the column 1 Dedham, in the county of Norfolk and State on either side thereof is an arm 10 for supof Massachusetts, have invented an Improveporting a brush casing, said brush casing in Qment in Brush-Cleaners, of which the folthe present form of the invention referlowing description, in connection with the ably comprising a lower portion 11, ig. 2,- accompanying drawin is a specification, fixed to said arm 10, and a removable seclike numerals on the rawings representing tion 12 secured thereto by suitable means like parts, such as screw bolts 13 and 14 passing The invention to be hereinafter described through appropriate lugs 15 and 16 secured relates to brush cleaners. .i respectively to the removable and stationary In thc manufacture of shoes, it is comsection of the casing. This general char- .inon to appl to some of the shoe parts a acter of casing is desirable in order that the dressing, pre erably of liquid character, and brushes 8 an 9 may be conveniently reafter the application thereof to subject the moved from their supporting shaft 2 by shoe part thus treated to a'rubbing or builing removal of the removable casing section 12. action by means of a brush. Owing to the The parts so far described comprise the character of the dressing, the brush elements elements ordinarily in use during the a become saturated with the dre'ssin to such plication of the liquid dressing and the sub: an extent as to render them ine cient in s uent olishing o erations. treating the shoe. l'lxtenging into t. is stationary section 11 I The aims and purposes of the resent inof the casing is a pipe 17 which has a trans,
vention are to provide means dr readily warsely extending arm 18 Within the casing cleanin such brushes, all of which will be provided with a series of apertures and made c ear from the followin description Closed Wits outer end as by a cap 19, the and accompanying drawings 6 one form of construction being such that water or other means for carrying the invention into" pracfl id ay e forced through said pipe 17 tical effect, it being understood that the innto e brush casing and be directed upon vention in its true, scope is definitely dethebrushes therein. If desired, the pipe 17 fined by the claims, may be provided with a valve 20 to regulate In the drawings, Figure 1 is a front elet W of llqllld tllQfethrollgh- ,vationofa machine embodyin the features At its lowest port-ionthe stationary sec- 4 of the present invention; and ig. 2isa side tloll 11 0f h 93 15 p o e Wit11 a elevation, parts being shown broken away p g 21 f 1S 1 andin section, of a brush and its casing munlcfifiloil Wlth a Waste P 2 whereby with the brush cleaner in place. I the casing y be P QP Y iwill Mounted on a suitable standard 1 is a be shaft 2 sustained by bearings 3 projecting Aslndicated 1n the right of ig. 1, 1t Wlll from part of said column, said col n b be noted that the front port1ons of the i f bl di id d t id t arms brushes and 9 are GI KPOS Hl, that is, the p 4, 4 to support said bearings. The shaft 2 brush casings do not ordinarily surround the h t d th 1-9011 b t th b ri brushes entirely, to permit a suflicient sec- 3, 3 th f t d loose lle 5 d 6 b tion thereof to be available to the operator which said shaft may be rotated from any p pe ly pp y the q dressmg suitable source of power, said shaft 2 being and polishing a shoe surface. lVhen, how- UNITED STATES PATENT vonnron.
GEORGE T. McLEOD, OF DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR T0 THOMAS G. PLANT,
OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
revented from endwise movement in its arings 3, 3 by means of suitable collars 7, 7 secured thereto, asindicatedin Fig. 1. At its outer ends the shaft 2 carries two brushes 8 and 9, one of said-brushes being referably employed to apply liquid dressmg to the shoe, and the other'of said brushes belng preferably designed to polish the surever, the said brushes are to be cleaned, thepres'entinvention contemplates a complete inclosure of the brushes, as will now be ex plained.
The exposed brush casing is adapted to be closed by a cleaner sectlon 23 which extends from the upper portion 24 of the removable section 12 or open front portion of the to the lower front portion of the lower fixed se ion 11, said cleaner ction 28 being suitably retained in place by means of screw bolts 26 which pass through suitable lugs 27, 27 on said cleaner section and the adjacent sections 11 and 12. In order that the joint between the several sections of the casing may be made liquid tight, they are preferably formed as indicated in Fig. 2, that is, one section has a portion 28 with a seat for a rubber packing .29 against which rests the edge 30 of the adjacent section, the conistl'ud tion being such that upon setting up the holding devices or bolts 26, the edges 30 may be forced against the rubber packing 29 to form a suitable tight joint.
The cleaner section 23 has a hollow chamber portion 31 extending transversely thereof and is provided opposite each of the brushes 8 and 9 with a perforation and bear- 32 through each of which passes the stem 33 of a cleaner brush carrier, as indicated in big. 2. The stem 33 of each cleaner brush carrier is preferably grooved as at 3st to engage the end or a key or screw 35 extending through each of the bearings 32 whereby turning movement of each cleaner brush carrier on its axis is prevented. At its outer end, the cleaner brush carrier 33 hasa handle 36 and at its inner end within the casing or chamber-31 it carries a brush 37, the bristies 38 of which are adapted to be forced into contact with the bristles of the brush 8 or 9 opposite which they are disposed, the constructioi'i being such that the cleaner sec tion 23 may be clamped into position as indicated in Fig. 2, the screw 35 loosened, and the appropriate cleaner brush 37 forced inward against the brush to be cleaned, whereupon the screw may be set up, if desired,
to maintain the cleaner brush in operativerelation with the brush being cleaned.
During the cleaning operation, water, steam, or other fluid may be forced through the cleaner pipe 17 against the brush being cleaned, and during the rapid rotation of said brush in contact withthe cleaner brush, the gunimed or hardened dressing may be softened and removed, the waste material finding exit from the brush casing through the Waste pipe, as hereinbefore indicated.
What is claimed is:
i. In a brush cleaner, the combination of a su aortin frame. a casin su orted on said frame and having an open portion for the presentation of a shoe to be treated by a brush in said casing, a cleaner casing section to close the open portion of the casing supported on the frame, and a cleaner brush carried by said cleaner easing section and adjustable with respect thereto.
2. In a brush cleaner, the combination of a supporting frame, a casing supported by said frameand having an open portion for the presentation of a shoe to be treated by a brush in said casing, a cleaner casing sec tion to close the open portion of the casing, means for detachably securing the cleaner casing section in place to close said opening, and a cleaner brush carried by the cleaner easing section to contact with and clean the brush in said casing.
3. In brush cleaner, :1 supportingframe, a casing supported on said frame and having an open portion for the presentation of a shoe to be treated by a brush in said casing, a cleaner easing section for closing the said open portion, a stem extending through the cleaner casing section and carrying a cleaner brush, and means permitting the cleaner brush to be adjusted toward and away from the brush within the casing 011 the supporting frame.
4. In a brush cleaner, the combination of a supporting frame, a casing supported on said frame and having an open portion for the presentation of a shoe to be treated by a brush in said casing, a cleaner easing section adapted toclosethe open portion of the easing and having a cleaner brush chamber, means for detachably securing the cleaner casing section in place to close said opening, and a cleaner brush carried by the cleaner casing section to contact with and clean the brush in the casing supported by the frame.
5. In a brush cleaner, the, combination of a supporting frame, a casing supported on said frame and having an open portion for the presentation of a shoe to be treated by a brush in said casing, a fluid supply pipe leading into said casing, a'drain leading from the casing, adapted to close the open portion'of, said casing, a cleaner brush, a cleaner brush carrior extending through the wall of the cleaner casing section and adjustable to present the cleaner brush against the brush in the casing, and means for securing the cleaner brush in adjusted position.
6. In a brush cleaner, the combination of a supporting frame, a casing supported on said frame and having an open portion for the presentation of a shoe to be treated by a brush in said casing, a cleaner casing section to close the open portion of the ,caslng supported on the frame, a cleaner brush carried by said cleaner casing section, and a fluid supply pipe for projecting a cleaning fluid onto the brush in the casing. In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
.- GEORGE T. McLEOD.
ALFRED HANDLEY, .Carnsamn M. Garrison.
a cleaner casing section