“6 7 3,09 3. COUNTER-MACHINE. Ralph P. Stevens. Cambridge, and Albert L Ware, Arlington Masa, assignors to Charles F. Worcester, trustee. Filed Jan. 31, 1901. Serial No 45,465. (No model) Claim.—1. A counter-machine comprising a frame, a female die fixed thereon, means fixed to said frame above the female die for receiving the died-out blank and a male die working in said female die.
2. A counter-machine comprising a frame, a female die fixed thereon, an inverted receiver for the died-out blank fixed above the female die and having an open end, a male die reciprocal in said frame and adapted to .support the blank in the receiver, means for operating the male die, and means whereby the male die is yieldingly supported at the uppermost part of its stroke.
3. A counter-machine comprising side-fed dying-out mechanism provided with a fixed delivery-guide and gage-receptacle having an end-delivery opening in which the died-out blank is adapted to be yieldingly supported by the die.
4. A counter-machine comprising a frame, a series of pressure-rollers yieldingly supported therein, a female die mounted on said frame, a receiver having an open channel at one end secured above the female die, and a male die reciprocal in said frame.
5. A counter-machine comprising dying-out mechanism, a receiver for the died-out blank, and a work holder and feeder adapted to be engaged with a portion of the died-out blank to draw the same from the receiver.
6. A counter-machine comprising dying-out mechanism, having a female die, a male die movable there through, a receiver located above the female die, having a cavity corresponding in shape to the opening of the female die and having a delivery-channel extending into said cavity, and a work-holder and feed adapted to receive the died-out blank and draw the same from the delivery channel.
7. A counter-machine comprising dying-out mechanism, a fixed receiver adapted to receive a died-out blank at each cycle of the dying-out mechanism, and movable means for withdrawing said blank from the receiver before the commencement: of another cycle.
8. A counter-machine comprising dying-out mechanism including a female die, a male die working through the female die, a receiver shaped to receive the died-out blank from said female die, and having a delivery independent of its entrance, and means for removing the died-oat blank from the receiver before the return stroke of the male die.
9. A counter-machine including a female die and a male die, a work-holder mounted to move at one side of the female die, and means for positioning the died-out blank in relation to the work-holder.
10. A counter-machine comprising a work-holder the area of which is divided into a series of vacuum-holding means, and mechanism whereby the counter-blank is automatically applied progressively over a aeries of said means.
11. A counter-machine comprising a work-holder having a series of open compartments each connected with a vacuum chamber or channel.
12. A counter mechanism comprising a work-holder having a series of open compartments, each furnished with a valve-controlled connection with a vacuum chamber or channel, and means for operating said valves in succession.
13. A counter-machine comprising a work-bolder having a circumferential wall, supporting portions included within the wall and having surfaces in the general plane of the wall, and means for creating a vacuum at points within the wall.
14. A counter-machine comprising a work-holder having depressions, each having a valve-controlled inlet to a vacuum chamber or channel, and means for operating said valves in succession during the application of the counter-blank to the wall.
16. A work-holder consisting of a body to which the article may be applied, having a series of depressions, a valve-controlled inlet in each depression, actuating means for the valves extending outside the plane of the body, and means for applying the article against said actuating means in succession.
16. A counter-machine comprising a work-holder mounted on a rotatable base and having a series of valve-controlled inlets connected with a vacuum chamber or channel, a receiver for the counter-blank having an opening through which the work-holder and the counter-blank may be brought into contact, and means for actuating the valves in succession.
17. A counter-machine comprising a work-holder having depressions, each of which has an inlet, valves in the inlet*, the valve-stems of which extend beyond the holding-surface,and a dying-out mechanism having means for pressing the counter-blank against the valve-stems and onto the holding-surface.
18. A vacuum work-bolder including means controlled by the application of portions of the article for opening inlets to the vacuum chamber, or channel.
19. A counter-machine comprising a rotatable cylinder having a aeries of work-holders on its periphery, surface-cams at the side of and overlapping the ends of the work-holders, and a continuous cam-groove, a traversable skiving-cutter support having means for engaging said cam-groove, a skiving-cutter the frame of which is pivoted in said support, and means on said frame controlled by the cylinder-surface cams for swinging the frame.
20. A counter-machine comprising a rotatableskiving-cutter mounted for lateral and swinging movements, acid means for controlling the movements of the same,
21. A counter-machine comprising a movable work holder and feed adapted to present a counter-blank to the skiving means, a bevel-cutter rotatably mounted in a fixed position at one side of the work-holder, a cutter with parallel cutting-surfaces rotatably mounted in a frame, a traversable carriage in which said frame is pivoted, and means for traversing the carriage and swinging said frame on its pivots.
22. A counter-machine comprising a rotatable cylinder having a series of vacuum work-holders, and means for breaking the vacuum to release the work.
23. A counter-machine comprising a rotatable cylinder having a series of vacuum work-holders, means for breaking the vacuum and a carved guard under which the work-holders enter before the vacuum is broken.
24. A counter-machine comprising means for holding and feeding counter-blanks, skiving means, crimping mechanisms and a feeding connection between the work-holder and the crimping mechanism.
25. A counter mechanism comprising a vacuum work-holder, means for breaking the vacuum, crimping mechanism, and a feed-conduit for the crimping mechanism into which the skived counter-blank passes when released from the work-holder.
26. A counter-machine comprising in organization, a dying-out machine, skiving means, crimping means, and mechanism whereby the died-out counter-blank is taken from the dying-out machine -carried through the skiving means and fed to the crimping means.
27. A machine for transforming blanks into molded counters comprising skiving means and molding mechanism, and a crimping mechanism located intermediate the skiving means and the molding mechanism,
28. A counter-machine comprising crimping mechanism, a feed-conduit therefor, a deli very-conduit embracing a portion of one of the crimping-rolls, and a receiver intersecting the feed-conduit.
29. A counter-machine comprising crimping mechanism, a feed-conduit therefor, a delivery-conduit, a laterally-disposed receiver with which the delivery-conduit connects, and means for moving the crimped blanks in the receiver.
30. A counter-machine comprising crimping mechanism, a delivery-conduit, a lateral receiver with which the conduit connects, followers in said receiver, and means for operating the followers.
31. A counter-machine comprising a skiving mechanism, a crimping mechanism, means for feeding the counter-blank through the skiver to the crimper, duplex molding mechanism, and means for feeding the crimped counter-blanks, thereto from the crimper.
32. A counter-machine comprising a crimper mechanism, a lateral receiver for the crimped counters, a molder mechanism at each end of the receiver, and means for feeding to said machines alternately.
33. A counter-machine comprising a plurality of molding mechanisms means for alternately operating the same crimping mechanism located between the molding mechanisms and means for feeding crimped counter-blanks from the crimping-machine to the molding mechanisms.
34. A counter-machine comprising duplex counter-molder, a receiver and a feed mechanism therebetween adapted to feed crimped counter-blanks thereto in a curved condition, and means working in the receiver for feeding the blanks.
35. A counter-machine comprising a frame having an opening therein, a feed-channel curved in cross-section secured in the opening, a pair of plates mounted on said frame for reciprocation and having curved slots adapted at times to register with the feed-channel, a form carried by one of said plates, molding-jaws, and means controlled by the reciprocation of the other of said plates for opening and closing the jaws.
36. A counter-machine comprising a counter-m older consisting of a pair of plates mounted to reciprocate and having registering feed-slots, a form carried by one of said plates, molding means* controlled by the other of said plates, and an ironer or edge-turner.
37. In a counter-machine, a counter-molder comprising guides a plate mounted to slide in said guides, a form mounted for independent movement on said plate, molding-jaws operatively mounted on said plate, said plate having a feed-slot between the form and the jaws, an ironer fixed in relation to said plate, and means for operating the jaws.
38. In a counter-machine, the molder mechanism comprising the sliding plates having the registering slots, the form mounted to slide on
the first plate, the molder-levers pivoted on said plate and having the jaws, toggles to operate said levers connected with a stud on the second plate, releasable means for locking the plates together, and means for reciprocating the plates,
39. The work-holder cylinder and its work-holders, the valves therein, and the plate 70 having the curving channel 71 and the perforation 74.
40. A counter-machine comprising a work holder and feeder, the conduit 124 in association therewith, the receiver 125 intersecting the conduit, crimping mechanism with which said conduit connects, and means for feeding the crimped counter-blank from the crimper to said receiver.
41. A counter-molder comprising the plate 156 mounted in guides and having the slot 159, releasable means for locking said plate against independent movement, a molder mechanism carried by said plate, the plate 157 mounted to slide on the plate 156, means carried by the plate 157 and extending through the slot 159 for actuating the molder mechanism, and means for locking the plates together.
42. In a counter-machine, a pair of pivoted molder-jaws, 1 operating the same, a form mounted to be moved between said jaws, and means actuated by one of said jaws for moving the form.
43. In a counter-machine, a stationary ironer, a plate movable in relation thereto, means for moving the plate, molding-jaws moon ted 00 the plate, means for operating the jaws, a form reciprocal on the plate, and mechanism actuated through connection with one of said jaws for reciprocating the form.
44. In a counter-machine, a form mounted to reciprocate, molding means, means for moving the form between the molding means, and feeding mechanism adapted to feed a counter-blank to the form when said form is separated from the molding means.
45. In a counter-machine, a stationary ironer, molding means movable thereunder, a form mounted to reciprocate, feeding mechanism whereby a blank may be fed to the form means for moving the form between the molding means, and separate means for moving the molders and form beneath the ironer.
46. In a counter-machine duplex counter-molders, driving mechanism therefor, a feed-conduit fixed between the molders, means for feeding blanks into the conduit and means for moving the blanks along the conduit to each of the molders in succession.
47. In a counter-machine a feed-conduit, a molder located at each end thereof, feeding means movable in said conduit from end to end, and mechanism for operating the feeding means.
48. In a counter-machine, a transverse feed-conduit, frames in which the ends thereof are mounted, a plate mounted on one of said frames and having a slot corresponding in shape and location to that of the conduit, and a molder mechanism mounted on said plate and comprising a movable form and molder-jaws.
49. The combination with the guide-plate 152 the plate 156 reciprocal in the guides of the plate 152 and having the slot 166, a pair of molder-jaws mounted on the plate 156, and a form mounted to reciprocate on the plate 156, of means for moving the form between the molder-jaws, and means for closing the jaws thereon.
50. The combination with the guide-plate 152 the ironer-frame 154 mounted thereon and having the ironer 182, the plate 156 mounted to reciprocate in the guides of the plate 152, and having the slot 166, the molder-levers pivotally mounted on the plate 156, and the form mounted to reciprocate on said plate 156, of the plate 157 mounted to slide in guides-of the plate 156, connections between the plate 157 and the molder-levers for operating the levers, means for moving the form between the jaws of the levers, and means for reciprocating the plate 157.”
Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, by US Patent Office, 1901, page 931