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Specification of Letters Patent.L y Patented June EAL, 1919.0.
Application led December 23, 1908. Serial No. 468,931.
To all 'whom fit may concern:
Be it known that we, JOHNS B. MARTIN and WALLACE B. MmLNER, citizens of the United States of America, residing at Reideville, in the county of Rockingham and State of North Carolina, have invented new and useful Improvements in Measurers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to measuring devices for tobacco, and one of the principal objects of the same is to simplify the construction of this character of devices without affecting the eiciency of the same.
Another object of the invention is to provide a sealer in which the tobacco as it passes through the hopper will be agitated and prevented from gumming or clogging the machine.
Still another object of the invention is to provide sim le and efficient means for regulating the eed of the tobacco to the scale.
These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,-
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a measuring device or sealer made in accordance with the invention. Fi 2 isa detail section through a portion of t e discharge end of the hopper. Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken through the hopper and feed chute of the machine and the slides, the lever connections bein shown in elevation. Fig. 4 is a horizonta section taken above one of the slides on the line 4--4 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 5 is a transverse section on the line 5-5 of Fig. `1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates the feed hopper in which the tobacco is placed, said hopper being supported upon an upright 2 by means of a suitable bracket 3. Connected to and extending from the hopper is a .feed chute 4. J ournaled at the bottom of the hopper is a shaft 5 rovided with a 'tator arms 6. The sha t 5 is provided wlth a cranked outer end 7, and connected to said cranked portion is a lever 8. The feed chute 4 is rovided with transverse slots through whlch the slides 9 and 10 operate. The slides are each rovided with a central feed opening 11. onnected to the slides 9 and 10 are the extensible connecting rods 12, 13, each provided with a turn buckle 14, by means of which the throw of the slides may be adjusted. An o erating bar 15, to which the lever 8 is plvoted at 16, is mounted upon a pin 17, said pin being secured to the upright 2 and serving as a pivotal point for the bar 15. Connected to the bar 15 are the operating rods 12, 13 which are pivoted at 18, 19. A pivoted link 2O is connected to the lower end of the bar 15, and a lever 21 pivoted at.22 is connected to the link 20, while the opposite end is connected to the cam bar 23 operated by means of a cam 24 on the usual tobacco packer. Mounted in the feed chute 4 between the slides 9 and 10 is a spring plate 25, and connected to this spring plate is an adjusting screw 26 which passes through the wall of the chute 4. By adjusting the plate 25 the feed of the tobacco throu h the openings 11 is regulated. The feed c ute 4 is provided with extensions 27 which form guides for the slides 9 and 10, as shown more particularly in Fig. 5.
From the fore oing it will be obvious that as the tobacco is ed into thehopper 1,it is prevented from clogging the machine by means of the agitators 6 which are constantly rotated by means of the cam 24 and connections. The
slides 9 and' 10 are alternately operated by means of the bar 15 so that tobacco falling through one of the o enings 11 will fall upon the slide 10, an since this quantity is timed and regulated by the movement of the cam 24, an equal quantity will always be fed between the two slides 9 and 10. The sprin regulator 25 may be adjusted to regulate t e effective measuring capacity of the measuring chamber, which latter is formed between the slides 9 and 10.
The invention is of simple character, may be quickly adjusted, can be attached to any tobacco packer and labeler and works smoothly and efficiently for its purpose.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is
A measuring device for tobacco comprising a hopper, an a 'tator inJhenhQpper, a feed chute provlde wlth side extensions, slides mounted to move in the feed chute and spaced from each other to form therebetween a measuring chamber, said extensions forming ides for said slides rods connected to said slides and provided with erat'ing pivote y connected, means for .regulating the measuring vcapacity of the measuring chamber, and. meansfor actuating said opslides m rotating :said agltatori par for alternately moving sind and out-of the feed chute and for I In testimony whereof we ailix our signatures m presence of two witnesses.
JOHNS'B. MARTIN. WALLACE B. MILLNER.-
A. D. MILLNER, R. Rosco.