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Feb. 1, 1938. G. G. BLANDFOIRD 2,107,139 WASHING MACHINE Filed Jan. 10, 1936 2.; 41-11‘ . - _' Glen BY . INVENTOR. G.- 15] ardibrel ' A TTORNEYS. 2,107,139 Patented Feb. 1, 1938 UNHTED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,107,139 WASHING MACHINE Glen G. Blandford, Grand Rapids, Mich. Application January 10, 1936, Serial No. 58,442 4 Claims. (Cl. 259—101) The present invention relates to washing ma chines and the like; and its object is to provide a very stable construction of such a machine; and further, to provide such a machine whose parts 5 may be relatively moved to positions wherein The shaft has the tight bevel gear I‘! at its lower end, this gear having a journal portion I8 rotat able in a bearing id in the horizontal portion 20 of the downwardly extending arm 2| of the base casting d. the same may be readily cleaned and obstructions The dolly or dasher is rocked back and forth by a horizontal rock shaft 22 turnable in a bear ing 23 in the base member’s arm 2| and a bear ing 34 extending through one of the legs 6 and removed. These and any other and more speci?c objects hereinafter appearing are attained by, and the 10 invention ?nds preferable embodiment in, the machine particularly described in this speci?ca tion and illustrated by the accompanying draw ing, in which:-— Figure 1 is an elevational view of a washing 15 machine showing its parts in operative posi— tion; Figure 2 is a sectional view of the lower portion thereof taken on a diametrical vertical plane corresponding to line 2—2 of Figure 3; 20 Figure 3 is a sectional view of operative parts of the machine taken on a diametrical vertical. plane corresponding to line 3—3 of Figure 1; and Figure 4 is a sectional view of said parts taken on the same plane but showing these parts in in 25 operative position and the dasher or “dolly” raised. In this drawing a washing machine is shown having a cylindrical container l with an open top provided with a removable cover 2, and adapted 30 to receive the goods to be washed and water for washing the same. The ?at bottom 3 of this container is supported by a base member or spider 4 having angularly spaced radial arms 5 terminat ing in downwardly extending legs 5. The bottom 35 portion of the container ?ts, desirably removably, in an annular band. “i creased orbent inwardly to form a strengthening rib 8 engaging the bottom portion of the container, and having downwardly extending parts 9 which, as shown, may be sep 40 arate parts secured as by rivets Hi, these parts 9 being bent inwardly over or around the legs 6 as particularly well shown in Figure 2, whereby a stable and rigid connection of the band ‘i and the base ii is provided. The foregoing parts are 45 desirably made of sheet metal, except the base member 4 and its integral arms 5 and legs 6 which are desirably a metal casting. The dasher or “dolly” II is tightly secured to the upper end of the vertical rock shaft !2 inside 50 the container, and as shown has the horizontal base portion 63 and a suitable number-three in the shown construction—of radial wing portions M. This shaft l2 extends downwardly through the bottom 3 of the container and rotatably bears 55 at I5 in the nut I6 threaded through said bottom. through the part 9 which embraces said leg as 10 shown in Figure 2. This shaft has an operating crank handle 2% at its outer end and at its inner end has a bevel gear 25 meshing with the gear IT. The gear 25 is interrupted at 26 so that when the shaft 22 is turned to the position seen 15 in Figure 4, the gears ll, 25 are moved out of mesh by sliding the vertical shaft [2 upwardly in its bearing !5 far enough to raise the dolly to the position seen in Figure 4 so that the same and the bottom of the container beneath it may be thor 20 oughly cleaned and any obstruction between the dolly and the bottom may be readily removed. A member 29 surrounding the shaft I2 is shown threaded in the nut I6 with a packing between them as shown in Figure 2 to prevent leakage from the container. Rubber feet 36 surrounding the legs of the machine are desirably provided as shown. It is evident that this machine is adapted for other uses than as a washing machine, such as 3 for churns and the like. The bevel gear H has its smaller diameter-side upwardly as shown so that the meshing engage ment of the bevel gear 25 tends to hold the dasher down in the container. The invention being intended to be pointed out in the claims, is not to be limited to or by de tails of construction and arrangement of the par ticular embodiment thereof illustrated by the drawing or hereinbefore described. 40 I claim: 1. In a machine of the class described: a con- ' tainer element; a rigid supporting element there for having downwardly tapering legs; an element for connecting the container element and the sup- 45 porting element together connected to the con tainer element and having parts bent over the legs respectively in tightly embracing relation therewith for permanently joining the support ing element and the connecting element together. 00 2. In a machine of the class described: a con tainer element; a rigid supporting element there for having angularly spaced leg portions; an ele ment for connecting the container element and the supporting element together comprising a 55 2 2,107,139 band part embracing the container element and ' downwardly extending sheet metal parts bent over the leg portions respectively in tightly em; bracing relation therewith for permanently join ing the supporting element and the connecting element together. .3. In a machine of the class described: a con tainer element; a cast metal supporting element ‘ therefor having radial arms on whichv the con 10 tainer element rests, said’ arms having down wardly‘ tapering leg portions; a sheet metal ele ment for connecting the container and the sup porting elements together comprising a band part embracing the container element and down 15 wardly extending parts bent over the leg portions respectively in tightly embracing relation there with for permanently joining the supporting ele ment and the connecting element together. 4. In a machine of the class described: a con tainer element; a cast metal supporting element therefor having radial arms on which the con tainer element rests, said arms having leg por tions; a sheet metal element for connecting the container and the supporting elements together comprising a'band part embracing the container element’ and downwardly extending parts bent 10 over the leg portions respectively in tightly em bracing relation therewith, the band part having an annular inwardly extending rib in supporting engagement with the periphery of the container element's bottom. ' 15 GLEN G. BLANDFORD.