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Publication numberUS958252 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 17, 1910
Filing dateFeb 23, 1909
Priority dateFeb 23, 1909
Publication numberUS 958252 A, US 958252A, US-A-958252, US958252 A, US958252A
InventorsCharles Francis Jenkins
Original AssigneeSingle Service Package Corp Am
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for holding bottle-bodies for the insertion of closures.
US 958252 A
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- Patented May 17, 1916.

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Torin whom it ma'y Be it known that I, CHARLES FRANCIS JENKINS, citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new, and useful Improvements in Devices for Holding Bottle-Bodiesfor' the Insertion of Closures,v of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

The invention relates particularly to means for holding paper bottles and the like accu- .rately in position during the insertion of .jclosures therein, and to means whereby the ji-s'ame machine may insert closures in'bottles difiering in height and diameter.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure-1 is aside view of the feed belt mechanism of a machine for inserting closures- Fig. 2 is '20 a like view of'a portion of the same devices provided with devices for use with bottles of less height. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a ,block forming a part of such devices. Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4 4, Fig. 2. Figs. 5

{ and 6 are, respectively, a horizontal and a vertical section of a block to be used with bottles of the same height as those shown in Fig. 1, but of less diameter. Fig. 7 is a plan view of a block adapted for use when the bot- 3'0 tles are both short and of small diameter.

. Fig. 8 is a section on the line 88, Fig. 7.

In these views, A represents an endless bottle carrying belt driven step by step by pulleys B, B, and in this instance made up plates A each bearing a rigid cylindrically curved bottle supporting wing C perpendicular to the plane ofthe plate, the whole being so arranged that bottles D being fed to the wings in succession at D are'pre- {10 sented in succession below a closure-inserting plunger E directly over any suitable belt supportF adapted to resist the depression of the belt by the plungers. All the parts thus' far specifically mentioned are well known and without novelty herein claimed.

crushed by the action of the plunger, and one object of this invention is to insure such adjustment by --simple automatic means; To

' this end, a spring G is fixed to each belt plate to profiect overthe adjacent plate, when the I Specification of Letters Patent. mm m m 1 3 mp, Application filed February 23, 1909. Serial No. 479,374. I

two plates are in the same plane, and press a bottle upon said adjacent plate firmly against the wing within which it lies. As the belt passes over the pulley on the left in Fig. 1, the angle made by any two adjacent plates is such that a bottle is readily fed be tween the wing and the springupon the next plate, but the next step in the belts advance brings the two plates'ginto the same plane and causes the spring-i0 swing against the bottle and hold it exactly inposition while it advances step by step, stopping for an instant beneath the plunger which inserts a closure or cap, until the opposite ulley isreached, when the spring swings rom the bottle and the latter is dischar edby gravity.

For making bottles of did'erent heights, it has been necessary to adjust, or replace, various partsof the machine, with much loss of time. I accomplish the desired result by putting in each wing a bottle supporting block H of suitable height, such as is shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4. In each block is set a projecting screw H, and in putting the block in place this screw is passed into an open slot H in the wing until the block rests upon the belt plate, when slightly turning the screw locks the block in position. The machine is thus quickly adapted for shorter bottles D of the same diameter, and obviously it may be asquickly changed to accommodate the higher or longer bottles.

If it be desired to use long'bottles of less diameter than those fitting the wings,, a bushing-like block I, such as is shown in Figs. 5 and 6, may be secured to the belt in like manner, and in case bottles which are both small and short are to be used, the block J of Figs. 7 and 8 may be employed.

By providing suitable sets of blocks, the same machine may be quickly adapted for inserting closures in bottles of any desired diameter or height less than the diameter and height for which the machine is adapted when no blocks are used. be observed that while cylindrical boxes or bottles are chosen for illustration, the invention is not thus limited in its application.

\Vhat I claim is:

1. The combination with a belt provided with bottle supporting wings at intervals, bf springs secured to the belt in front'of said wings, respectively, in position .to swing toward the same as the belt passes from It may also gig combination of a chaiifi of flat plates provided with bottle supporting wings, with springs secured to th jeplates, each in POST? tion to swing over the adjacent plate toward the wing thereon, as the chain passes from a flexed to a rectilineal form; whereby a bottle body inserted betweenthe wing and spring when the chain is flexed is pressed firmly into. position against. the wing when the chain is straighte ed.

3. In apparatus of the class described, the combination with a bottle conveying belt provided at intervals with forwardly open wings to support bottles laterally, of springs carried by the belt'in position to press bottles against said wings, respectively, and a series of bottle supporting blocks detachably secured alongside said wings, respectively, for supporting bottles of smaller dimension.

4. The combination with a belt provided with wings for laterally supporting in vertical position the rear side of bottles conveyed by the belt, of a series of blocks detachably secured to the Wings, respectively,

and adaptedto support smaller bottles with their axes in the position of the axes of larger bottles supported. directly by the wings.

5. The combination with the conveyer beit provided with bottle supporting wings havsprings secured to the belt in position to swing toward and hold bottle bodies against said blocks as the belt passes from flexed to rectilineal form; whereby the. tops and axes of the bottles are always in correct position.

In testimonv whereof I aflix my slgnature in presence of two witnesses.


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Cooperative ClassificationB65G17/326