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June 14, 1938.
2,120,817
v. T. UBER
BASING MACHINE FOR ELECTRIC LAMPS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES
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Patented June 14‘, 1938
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UNITED ‘STATES PATENT‘ orrics
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Victor '1". mm, Willoughby, 0M0, assignort'o
General Electric Company, a corpora?on of.
New York
Application April it. 1931, we l\_lo. 131.520
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' 18 Claims.
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anism located at turret station F; vFig.9 is a per- ‘
My invention relates to apparatus for basing
eiectric incandescent lamps and similar devices.
spective view, of the end portions of the jaws of
said setting mechanism in operation; Fig. 10 is
One of the objects of my invention is to pro
vide apparatus for properly positioning the lead
a side elevation of base feeding mechanism lo
gagenient with said lead wires. The lamp and
mechanism; Fig. 12 is a substantially vertical
section through the testing. feeding and ejecting
positions .of the said hopper; Fig. 13 is'a perspec
‘ 5 wires of a. lamp and then automatically feeding cated at turret position G; Fig-11 is a plan view 5
a base to locate it properly on the —lamp in en- . partially broken away of the hopper of said
. base are then transferred from the apparatus
comprising my invention to' other basing appa
tive view of a base orientating die; Figs. 14_ and 1°
10 ratus which causes the base to be heated and
15 are side and front elevations of the discharg
thereby cemented to the'bulb of the lamp and
also solders the said lead wires to the base. With
the devices in use at the present‘ time the services
of several operators are required to straighten
ing portion of the base feeding mechanism; Fig.
16 is a section along line 16-46 of Hg. 14; Fig.
17 is a side elevation of base notching mechanism ,
occupying turret station H; Fig. 18*isa perspec- 15
15 the lead wires, thread one or more of the lead
wires through an aperture in the base and then
‘ place the lamp with its base in a basingmachine.
tive view of a portion of the notching dies'there
. of on an enlarged scale; Fig.‘ 19 is a perspective
view of lamp rejecting mechanism occupying tur
Thesemanual operations are slow and costly and
,are eliminated by the apparatus comprising my
ret station I; and Figs. 20 and 21 are side and
end views, the latter on an enlarged scale, of-ao
'20 invention.
lamp and base removing and transferring mech
According to my invention, the apparatus com
prises an indexing carrier or turret having a
anism mounted adjacent turret station J.
Referring to the drawings, the machine com,
prises a turret or carrier 25 having a plurality of
plurality‘ of heads thereon into which an operator
places a lamp comprising a bulb having lead
25 wires extending sidewardly therefrom. As the
turret is indexed the lamp is carried through a
number of stations at which the lead wires are
heads 26 mounted thereon at stations A to J in- 25
elusive. The heads 26 are moved from station
to station in a counter-clockwise direction by in
dexing movements of the turret 25 caused by
straightened and bent to predetermined positions
mechanism actuated’by a‘ cam shaft 21 shown
‘ and then a base is placed on the lamp by means
_‘in Fig. 2. ‘The cam shaft 211s mounted below 30
‘ 30 of a novel base feeding mechanism, one ‘of the
the table 28 in the position of the dot dash'line
said lead wires being threaded through an aper
29 and, upon rotation, it causes the curved por
ture in the base._ Means are provided for de?
tion 30 of a face cam 3| to engage a roller 32 on
nitely positioning the base with respect to the
lamp and to the said lead wires. Means are also
35 provided for removing a. lampfrom the head in
which it is carried in case the base is not prop
erly positioned thereon. Further features and '
wheel 33. With one ‘revolution of said cam 3|,
the roller 32, which is one of a plurality on wheel 35
I3, is shifted sideward and said wheel 33 and
turret 25, whichare both fastened ‘to shaft ~34,
indexed. The operating means for the cam
advantages of ,my invention will appear from the are
shaft
21 is not shown, but it‘ is preferably turned
following detailed description of a species there
‘ 40 of. and from'the drawings.
In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a plan view of a ma
, either by a basing machine located adjacent to 40
chine comprising my invention; Fig. 2 is a dia
grammatic perspective view- of the operating cam ’
shaft, cams and associated operating levers; Fig.
45 3 is a side view of one of the turret heads; Fig;
4 is an exploded perspective view of lead wire
straightening mechanism located at turret sta
tion D and Fig. 4' ma perspective view of the
wire straightening jaws thereon; Fig. 5 is a ver
50 tical section and side. elevation of a turret head
and lead bending and positioning mechanism,
respectively, ‘located at ‘turret station E;‘Fig. 6
1 is an end elevation of one portion of said bending
and positioning mechanism; Figs. 7 and 8 are
_ 55 side and end elevations of lead wire setting mech
the present machine or by a separate electric
motor.
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During the ?rst indexing movements of the tur
ret 25, the heads 26, which appear as in Figs.
3 and 5,_vpass through stations A‘, ‘B, and Q, and 45
each receives a lamp 35, placed therein by an
operator. The lamp .35v is complete except for
a base ,’and is shown herein of butt seal construc-'
tion in which leads 3i and I‘! thereof extend'out
wardfrom opposite sides of' the lamp neck? II. 50
The lamps 35 are placed with the bulbous por- .
tion in a holder )9 with the neck 38 upstanding
and one lead 36 above'the V notch Ill’ in a post
Ill. The post III is fastened to the holder 39’ _
which is mounted on the body portion .ll of the “
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' head as which in turn is mounted ‘on the turret
25. The lamp 35 is held in position in the head
26 by suction.
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Further indexing of the heads 26 from station
C to D results in the‘neck 38 of the lamp 35
being gripped between jaws 42 and 43‘ which
straighten and then hold the lamp 35 in position
during the subsequent operations. The jaws 42
and 43 engage the bulb neck 38 through the
10 notched ends of the plates 44 and 45 attached
thereto and each is mounted on a pin 46 ex
tending through the body 4i.
Each pin 46 is
I attached to an arm 41 which is connected through
a link 48 and suitable pins to a slide 49 located
in ways in body 4i. The position of the slide
49 and also the jaws 42 and 43 is controlled by
a track 58, whichfraises the slide 49 to a higher
position than ‘shown when the jaws are open,
through engagement with a roller 5| on a pin
20 52. A spring 53 which extends between a post
on slide 49 and an arm of body 4| causes the
slide 49 to take the lower position when track 50
is not engaged. The track 58 does not extend
completely around the .turret but consists of a
25 semi-circular segment located at the various sta
tions (A, B, C, I and J) at which the jaws 42
and 43 are held open. The suction produced in
the holder 39 for retaining the lamp 35 therein
is drawn through a passage 54 in the holder 39
30 and body 4|, which is connected through piping
55 to the top half 56 (Figs. 1 and 2) of a rotary
valve. The piping 55 which is connected to each
of the heads 26 is also connected in each case
to a separate passage in the upper half 56 of the
35 rotary valve which is located over a groove 51
in the stationary lower half 58 (Fig. 2) of the
rotary valve when the suction is required.
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With the lamp held securely, the lead straight
ening mechanism shown in Figs. 1 and 4 at sta~
40 tion D operates upon it. This mechanism is pro
vided for purposes of gathering in and straight
ening the lead 31, which is to be passed through
an aperture in the end of the base, so that it is
. brought within the operating range ‘of the other
burner 19 serves to straighten the lead 31. The
burner 19 is supplied with gas from a pipe 88
which is mounted on a post 8| extending up
ward from slide 64 and is moved back therewith.
During the movement, the blocks 12 and 13 pass
off the end of the lead 31. Before another lead
31 from a succeeding lamp 35 is operated on,
rack 68 is moved forward, causing the jaws 60
and 6! to swing open and the slide 64 to be ad
vanced. The movement of the slide 64 follows
the opening of the jaws because of the friction
produced by block 14. When the jaws 60 and GI
have opened sui?ciently, the block 10 strikes the
slide 64 and it is moved positively.
The" lamp 35 is indexed from station 1) to E. 15
At station E, the leads 36 and 31 are bent so that
a base ‘can be placed on the neck 38 of the lamp
35 and so that the leads 36 and 31, with'the base
in place, will be properly positioned with respect
thereto. When the lamp 35 is ?rst placed in the 20
machine, the leads 36 and 31 extend laterally out-_
ward from the neck 38.
The said leads are en
gaged by ?ngers 83, 84 and 85 respectively (Figs.
5 and 6). The ?ngers 83 and 84 are attached
to a, vertical sub-slide 86 which is mounted in a 25
slide 81 in the ways of standard 88 and which
is connected thereto through a spring 89 and
posts 96 and SI in slide 81 and sub-slide 86 re
spectively. The slide 81 is moved down to bring
the V-notched end of the ?nger 83 against lead 36 30
and bend it downward so that it is adjacent the
bulbous portion of the lamp 35 which will later
contact the rim of the base. The outer end of
the lead 36 passes into the V notch in the post
40 and is engaged by ?nger 84 which bends it
downward out of the way. When this point is
reached, the end of ?nger 83 strikes the shoulder
4|’ on the post 40 and the over-travel of slide
81 causes the sub-slide 86 to be shifted in its
ways in the slide 81 and the spring '89 to be 40
stretched. Post 90 moves in a'slot in the sub
slide 86 during this interval.
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The ?nger 85 ?rst moves upward from the po
sitidn shown in dotted lines (Fig. 5) and then
swings inward and upward to the position shown
in full lines. The lead 31 is moved to the position
45 mechanisms of the machine. The mechanism
comprises jaws 60 and BI which are mounted on
pins 62 and 63 extending from a slide 64 and shown which moves it out of the way of the
which are ?rst closed on the lead 31 and then' base and causes it to be threaded through the end
moved outward away from the’ head 26.
The ‘aperture therein when the base is dropped into
50 closing movement is produced by rotation of pins
position. _ The ?nger 85 is attached to an arm
62 and 63 which have gears 65 and 66 respectively 92 which is located between the side of standard
on the lower ends thereof which intermesh and 88 and a plate 93 and which engages through its
which are actuated by a gear segment 61 on pin ' cam slot 94, a. stud 95 extending from said stand
62 which is engaged by a rack 68. The rack 88 ard 88. Movement of the arm 92 is produced by
55 slides in ways in block 89 which is attached‘to the an arm 96 which is connected thereto through
underside of the slide 64 and is now moved back
pin 91 and is controlled by the travel of stud 95
ward by block 18. The block 18 is attached in the cam slot 94. The arm 98 is attached to a
through link H and other apparatus not shown shaft 88 which is rotatively mounted in standard
to the operating apparatus of the mechanism at 88 and is operated by a lever 99 and rod I80 from
station E. The jaws 60 and 6! engage the lead 31 mechanism shown in Fig. 2. Shaft 88 also oper
through blocks 12 and 13 respectively (Fig. 4') ates the slide 81 through arm i?l, link I02, lever 60
which have V-notched ends 12' which gather in I83 and link I84. Lever I 03 turnsabout a stud
the lead 31. Each of said notches 12' interlocks
I85 extending from the standard 88. The operat
with a V-shaped boss 13’ on the side of the other ing mechanism for rod I08, as shown in Fig. 2,
65 jaw. The blocks 12 and 13 close on the lead 31
comprises a lever I86 which is pivoted on shaft
until they grip it slightly whereupon further I01 and engages, through roller I08, the slot of 65
backward movement of the rack 68 overcomes the ' the face or box cam I 88 on shaft 21.
friction produced by the block 14 against the
ways of standard 15 and the slide 64 and 'jaws'
70 60 and 6| are moved back. The block 14 is pressed
against the ways in the‘standard 15 by a spring
16 located in a well in slide 64 which is retained
within the ways of said standard by plates 11 and
18. The backward movement of the jaws 68
75 and SI in combination with the ?ame from a
Indexing the heads 26 into station F places
the lamp 85 in operative-relation to themecha
nism shown in Figs. 7, 8, and 9 which further
straightens out and sets the upper end of lead
31 so that it will not catch on the base when
said base is dropped onto the lamp 35. The
mechanism comprises ‘jaws-III and III which
close on lead 81 at a point just above the lamp
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:5, and‘j'aws m and m which close on said is indexed in a counter-clockwise direction by
.lead 31-atapoint just above the ?rst'pair or apparatus including a pawl I52 and a lever I53
laws H0 and III. The jaws'IIO and III are which is pivoted on a pin I54 extending from the
bottom I50 0! the hopper I45. The pawl _I52
mounted on levers H4 and “5 respectively which is
pivoted on a pin I55 extending from lever
(are mounted on pins I15-I I5 extending between
‘ a standard I" and a'plate II8.‘ Said levers II4
I and H5 are actuated by a slide cam I I5 which
engages rollers I20-I20 mounted in the arms
of levers [I4 and II5. The slide cam H9 is
m mounted in ways in standard H1 in which it is
I53 and is caused to engage the notches I48 of
the wheel I41 by a spring I55. Movement of
the pawl I52 and lever I 53 is brought about by
a mechanical linkage comprising a rod I51, a le
ver I58 which is pivoted on an arm I59 extend
held by plate, H8 and is. raised when the jaws
ing from the hopper bottom I50, a rod I50, a
from engagement with the rollers I20—I20. The
from a bracket I53 on the lower-part of the
table 28, a link I54 and a lever I55 (Fig. 2)
which engages, through a roller I55, a cam I61 15
H0 and III are to be closed sothat it is moved ' lever I5I which is pivoted on pin I52 extending
levers H4 and H5 are moved in by a spring I2I
extends between posts in .each lever and
15 which
are caused to take a central position over the
head 26 located at that position by stop screws
I22--I22 thereon which strike blocks I23-I23
mounted on standard II1. Jaws H2 and H3 are
'20 mounted on levers I24 and I25‘ respectively and
are closed by the toggle arrangement a?orded
by a rod I26 which is connected through pin
I21 and links I28, I29 to the ends of said levers.
To the top of jaw H2 is fastened a notched
guide I30 which directs the lead 31 to the center
of the jaws H2 and H3.
The levers I24 and
I25 are pivotally mounted on a pin I3I which
is located in the lower part of a slot I32 in the
standardl? and plate H8 .and which engages
standard II1 through a ‘spring I33 and washer
I34 and engages plate II8 through its head I35.
‘ The spring I33 is held in compression by a nut
I35 on the pin I3I and causes washer I34 and
the head’l35 to engage the standard H1 and
plate I I8 respectively with sufficient friction to
hold the jaws H2 and H3 in position while they
are closed quite tightly. After being closed, the
jaws H2 and H3 are pulled upward to the very
end of the lead 31 which is thereby straightened
and slightly stretched. This movement and the
heat fromthe ?ame of a burner I31, which is
directed onto the lead 31, cause it to be perma
nently set. The upward movement is produced
by the continued upward movement of rod I26
45 after the jaws H2 and H3 have closed and re
sults in the pin I'3l shifting to a higher position
in slot I32. The tightness with which the jaws
H2 and H3 close on the lead 31 is controlled by
the extent to whichthe spring I33 is compressed.
on cam shaft 21. The roller I55 is caused to
follow the cam I51 by a spring I68 which is lo
catedibetween lever -I55 and the table 28. A _
roller I66 on a lever I10 is provided to hold the
wheel I41 in position between indexing move 20
ments. The roller I59 is mounted on the free
end or the lever I10 which is pivoted on a pin
l1I extending from a bracket I12 on the hopper
bottom I50 and is held in position by a spring
I13 which is located between posts extending 25
from the bracket I12 and said lever I10.
The indexing movement of the wheel I41 causes
each of the notches I48 therein to be carried
under the pile of bases I45 at‘ the lower end
of the hopper I45, said bases being shifted about 30
and ?nally falling into most of said notches I48.
The bases I451 are greatly overweighted at one
end because of the glass insulating plug I14
therein and generally fall into the notches I48
with the plug I14 lowermost. Each notch I48 is 25
slightly larger than the diameter of the‘complete
base I45 and holds said base I45 in either an
upright or an inverted position. The rotation
of the wheel I41 carries the notches I48 under
a partition I15 which pushes off any extra bases 40
I45 that may have been caught on said wheel '
I41 and carried up out of the pile with it. After
passing under the partition I15, the base I45 in.
each notch I48 comes into engagement with a
stationary ?nger I16 which wipes the side of 45
the base. I45 in order ~to rotate it slightly (about
45°) should the base I45 be lying with its bayonet
pins I11 substantially lengthwise in the notch
I48. The ?nger I15 catches the outermost pin .
I11 of the improperly orientated bases I45 and
Rod I25 and slide cam II9 are connected to
. gether by the pin I21 and are actuated through holds it for a period while the wheel I41 indexes
so that the base I45. is rotated to the correct
a link I 38, lever I39 and rod I40 which is con
nected to operating mechanism located below position. The ?nge'r I15 is resilient and moves
the table 28‘and shown in Fig. 2. The lever I39 in and out as required.
turns about a pin I4I extending from standard
Rotation of the wheel I41 ?nally brings the 55
I I1. The operating mechanism comprises a box bases I45 in the notches I48 before a slide I11’
‘ or face cam I42 which is mounted on cam shaft
21, and a lever I43 which engages the ways
, of said cam I42 through a roller I44 and which
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60 is connected to the rod I40.
At the next station G a base I45, which is se
lected from a pile in ahopper I45, is automati
cally placed in an inverted position and properly
orientated with respect to the lamp 35 in the head
65 25.
As shown in Figs. 10 and 11, the bases
I45 are piled in the circular hopper I45 and are
selected for feeding by means of a notched wheel
441 located on the bottom thereof which is turned
so that the bases I45 are agitated and ?nally
fall into the notches I48 in the periphery of said
wheel I41. The wheel I41 is mounted on a boss
. I49 extending from the bottom I50 of the hopper
I46 and is retained in place by a plate I5I which
is attached to said boss I40. The hopper I45
and wheel I41 are tilted ‘so that the bases. I45
75 pile up at the tar end thereof. The wheel I41
(Fig. 11) and above a pin I18 (Fig. 12). Said
‘slide I11’ holds a base 145 in position while the
pinv I18 clears foreign matter, such as a burr of 60
insulation, from the small end hole I15 therein.
The slide I11’ lies in ways in the bottom vsection _.
I50 0! the hopper I45 in which it is retained by a 7
plate I80 and is can'ied against the base I45 by
the contraction of a spring I8I which is located
between posts in the slide I11’ and the plate I80.
A slot in the outer end of the slide I11! is engaged
by a pin I82 in lever I83 which controls the
movement of said slide I11’ by turning about
a pin on bracket I84 which extends from the
hopper bottom I50. The lever I83 is' operated 70
by the bracket I85 (Figs. 10 and 12) whichfis
clamped directly to pin I18 and which engages
said lever I83 through a rod I85 and collar I81.
The bracket I85 is mounted on a- pin I88 in the
end or a lever III which in turn is pivoted on a
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pin 190 in the hopper bottom I50 and which
forms one section of an operating linkage con
sisting of rod I9I, lever I92 which pivots on pin
I62, link I93 and lever I94 which engages the
Cl cam I95 on the cam shaft 21 through roller I96.
The base I45 is released after the pin I18 has
been moved upward to the position shown in
Fig. 12 and then lowered again.
The next indexing movement of the wheel I41 I
10 vcarries the base I 45 into position above a plunger
I91 which is moved ‘upward to'push the base I45
upward out of the wheel 'I41 through a die I98
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The air jet also blowsout through a hole. (not
shown) in the bottom of the channel I 99 all par
ticles of insulation from the bases I45, etc., which
might hinder movement thereof in the said chan~
nel. 'There is a hole in the bracket 200 below the
feeler 2I2 which is periodically carried down into
contact with a base I45 located adjacent thereto
or to an ‘even lower. position if a base I45 does’
not occupy this position. The feeler 2I2
mounted on an end of lever 2I3- which is pivoted 10
on a pin 2I4 extending ‘from bracket 200 and
which is actuated through a push rod 2I5. The
and into an arcuate channel I99 (see Fig. 10) - push rod 2I5 is, as shown in Fig. 12, attached by
in bracket 200. The plunger I91 is attached to a
block 201 which is mounted between sections of
lever I89 on the pin I83 and is slotted for said
pin I88 so'that a spring 202 is required to hold
said block 201 in position on the pin I88. The
spring 202 is attached to posts in lever I89 and
the block 201 and allows the pin I88 to move up
ward in the slot in block 20I when the plunger
I91 is unable to push a base I45 upward. The
resiliency of the spring 202 is such that bases I45
which do not register properly with the aperture
in die I98 due to distortion, improper registra
tion, imperfections, etc., are not forced into said
die I98 but fall back into a notch M8 in wheel
I41. If the base I45 is in an inverted position,
.the plunger I91 enters the interior thereof and
30 does not raise it su?iciently for it to enter the die
I98. The inverted base I 45 is carried with the
wheel I41 for two more indexing periods where
upon it is ejected by a plunger 203. Plunger 203
is fastened to a block 204 which pivots on pin I68
35 and is actuated by movement thereof. To com
pensate for the failure of the bases I45 to ?ll
all of the notches I48 in wheel I41 and to always
enter said notches I48 right side up, the wheel
I41, thepin'l18 and the plungers I91 and 203
40 are operated twice as fast as the rest of the
machine by the cams I61 and I95.
The bases I45 pushed into the die I98 (shown
inverted in Fig. 13) are ?rst fed into a round
opening therein designed to prevent oversize and
distorted bases I45 from passing. The pins I 11
of said bases I45 engage the inclined surfaces
205 of a transverse V-shaped notch intersecting
the round aperture in said die I98 which causes
the bases I45 to be rotated and directs the pins
I11 into grooves 206 in opposite sides of the round
aperture. The die I98 is fastened to a portion
means of block 2I6 to pin I88 which causes it to
reciprocate. The end of lever 2I3 is kept in con 15
tact with the upper end of the push rod 2 I5 by a
spring 2" which extends between the said lever‘
2I3 and bracket 200. Said end of the push rod
2I5 is held in position by 2. lug 2I8 (Fig. 14)
extending from bracket 200. When raised above
the bases I45 or resting upon a base I45, the feeler
2I2 holds the lever 2I3 in a position which causes
the indexing movement of the wheel I41 to stop
and so prevents the introduction of more bases
I 45 into the channel I99. The lever 2I3 (Fig. 10)v 25
is attached through a link 2I9- to a lever 220
which turns a shaft H9’. The shaft 2I9’ is
fastened tov arm 220’ .(Fig. 11) which turns a
catch 22I about the pin 222 extending from the
hopper bottom I50 so that it moves to a position 30
in front of the pin I55 of the indexing mechanism
for the wheel I41 on the back stroke and pre
vents further movement thereof. The catch HI
and arm 220' are shown in Figs. 1 and 11 in the
feeding position whereas lever 2I3 in Fig. 10 is in 35
the non-feeding position. The weight of the
upper end of the catch 22I swings it out of posi
tion when lever 2I3 and arm 220' are moved to
the non-feeding position so that the indexing
mechanism is again allowed to operate.
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The bases I 45 pass down the forward part of
the channel I99 in bracket 200 by gravity and
are ?nally engaged by the block 225 (Fig. 16) of
an escapement mechanism. The block 225 is.
pushed against the end base'I45 in the channel
I99,.so as to prevent it from moving, by a lever
226 which is pivoted on a pin 221 extending from
bracket 200 and which is held in this position by
a“ spring 228 extending between posts ‘in said
of the hopper bottom I50 and, having properly
lever 226 and the bracket'200. The release of
the bases I45 is caused by a‘clockwlse movement 50
of lever 226 and is brought about by engagement
orientated the bases I45, allows them to enter
the channel I99 of the bracket 200. The chan
of a bolt 229 in a lever 230 with the horizontal
arm of said lever 226. The lever 230 pivots on a
pin 23I (Fig. 14) extending from bracket 200
nel I99 is provided with a groove for one of the >
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base pins I11 and is entered by a friction pin 201 and is operated by rod 232 (Figs; 2 and 10) from
a
lever
233
which
engages
the
ways
of
earn
234
(Fig. 11) which prevents the lowermost base I45
from falling back down through the die I98. The through roller 235. The base I45 released by the
escapement mechanism drops down between jaws
60 friction pin 201 is attached to a spring leaf 208
(Fig. 10) which is attached to bracket 200 and 236 and 231 and comes to rest on the projecting 60
238 thereof. The jaws 236 and 231 are
which presses said pin 201 against the base I45. [portions
Succeeding bases I45 inserted in the end of the so positioned with respect to. the end of the
I99 in bracket 200 that only one base
channel I99 force the bases I 45 already therein channel
I45
escapes
therefrom and the‘ succeeding base
upward around the circular portion thereof (Fig. I45 takes a position
before the escapement mech
65
10) until they are struck by the air jet issuing .
anism. The jaws 236 and 231'are pivoted on 65
from pipe 209. During said movement, the outer ‘ pins 239 and 240 on a slide 24I which is located
base pin I11 rides on the edge‘ of a curved plate
in vertical ways in a standard 242 inpwhich it is
2I0 which partially closes up one side of the held
by/ plates 243 and 244. The standard 242
channel I99. The pipe 209 is mounted on the supports the bracket 200 and is attached to the
70 bracket 200 by arm 2| I and is supplied with com
table 28. The slide 24I, and consequently the
pressed air from a source not shown. The jet of jaws 236 and 231, are held in position by a rod
air blows the base‘ I45 ‘along in the channel I99 245 which is attached to a lever 246 (Figs. 2 and
until it encounters other phases I45 usually in the 10)‘ which in turn engages, through roller 241, a‘
position shown at the right side of the‘channel
75 in Fig. 10 and comes to rest below a feeler 2I2. cam 248 on cam shaft 21. The ends of the jaws
236 and 231 extend into a channel 249 in the slide
51
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2“ and are held open at this position by a'cam
‘253 which is located between a roller 25.I ‘pivotal
ly attached to each of said jaws. ‘ The jaws 235
and 231. are. opened simultaneously with the op
5 eration o! the -escapem'ent means since the cam
253 is attached toga slide 252 which is connected
The arm 213 is attached to the shaft 215 (Fig.
10) which is supported by a bracket 215 on the
table 23, and is turned by engagement of arm 211
with the roller 5| on the turret head 25. The
roller 5| engages the arm 211 'only when it is
below its normal position due to the fact that the
jaws 42 and 43 of the head 25 have closed fur
ther, than is normally allowed by the neck 33 of
lamp 35. Once thebasel45 is deposited on the
bracket 255 in which it .is held by plates 254 and aarms
254 and 255- of jaws 255 and 25I respec 10
255.‘
When
the
escapement
mechanism
is
closed
,
‘.10
tively,
the slide 24I moves upward again for an
on the next to the last base I45, the slide 252‘,
and cam 255 are moved upward and the jaws 235 other base I45 and the said arms 254' and 255
and 231 are pulled together so as to grip the are separated, leaving the base I45 to drop down
onto the plates 44 and 45 of the jaws 42and 43.
end base I45 located therebetween, by the con
of the head 25. The jaws 255 and 25l are opened 16'
15 traction of a spring 253 (Fig. 14) which is located by engagement of the rollers 253 thereon with
between posts in the said jaws 235 and 231.
opposite sides'of the cam 252. The turret 25 is
Should the bases I45 not advance to the escape
now indexed.
‘
i
ment mechanism for ‘any reason, the lever, 223
' At position H,"the base I45 is lifted from the
will swing‘iurtherintolthe channel I33 and an
plates 44 and 45 of thejaws 42 and 43' or the
electric alarm‘ circuit
be closed. The cir
turret 25, adjusted angularly to correct any mis-.
‘_ cult includes a pair of contacts (not_shown),_ alignment;
notched and, after; said jaws 42 and
one of which is mounted-‘on an insulating ‘am
by link 253 to lever 233 and is moved downward
therewith. The slide 252 is mounted in ways in
251 (Fig-'14) and connected to‘wire 253, and the - 43 areopened, is placed over the end 0! the lamp
otheroi whichis'mounted on an am‘ 259 extend-'5 v .35 in-‘the ‘position it is to beattached thereto.
ingi'rom bracketl>233 and attached to wire 253'.
The warning light
other parts 0! the alarm
The notching operation consists, as shown in
Figs. 17 and 18, inputting a small notch in the ‘
rim of the shell 235 'of the base I45 ‘so that the
sideward projecting lead 35 will fall thereinto and
'dexed-intospositiontbelow»theslide 2“ and said ' permit vthe-‘rim of the base shell 235 to seat
slide, carrying a base . “5.1 immediately begins to i ?rmly against'the bulb of the lamp 35. The base
move down.- 'fgililith- thej'?rst'movementoi slide ‘ I45 is taken ‘from its position on the plates 44
system-are not :shown. .'
A j_turret._-head- 23
:
I ‘. -
-
4
>.
-
:ailamp} 35 is .in-.
' 24I, jaws 255'Tand .23Iare closed on- the upright ‘ and 45 by jaws 23I ‘and 232 which are so shaped . , - .lead_.31- asthej wide partoi' :camr252 iscarried ~ . as to engage the sides of the base pins I11 if
__irom between. ‘rollers 253'=which> are‘ pivotally at
the baseI45 is turned out of its correct angular
_ pass through the opening inthe insulating plug
is mounted on a pin 235 extending from a. slide
position and to tu'rn‘said base I45 back into po
and 235-jot‘ the-iaws-253 and25I engage-'the'leadu ' sition.- The jaws 23I and 232 are attached to
. 31 and hold it accurately in position so that it will levers 233 and 234 respectively, each of which Y
tachedtosaid jaws-253 and .25I. The arms-254
1 I14‘ of the’base I45. The-jaws 253 and 25I are.
40 pivoted on ya pin 255 extending ‘from’ a bracket
' _251_ and are drawn together by the contraction of
spring 253 whichextends betweenposts ingsaid
jaws. The position of the jaws 255 ‘and 25I above
the lamp 35. is adjusted by turning screw 259
in or out ofxthe bracket 251' which is fastened
to .the' standard ‘242 since a stud‘ .215 in-jaw 255
235. The outer ends of the pins 235-P235 are
connected together by a block 231. The levers 40
233 and 234 are operated by a toggle system come
‘prising links233-and 239 and a slide rod 295, the‘
latter of which is mounted in ways in slide 235
andis operated jointly by a lever 29I and spring
292. The jaws 23I and 232 are closed by a clock
wise movement‘ of lever 29! about a pin 293 to
engages the screw 253 and a spring 21I pulls jaw ' carry 'a pin 294 down from the upper end of a slot
255 toward the other jaw 25I. Thespring 2"
295 in the slide rod 295. The spring 292, which
‘extends between posts in: jaw 255 and bracket
is located between posts in slide 235 and the slide '
251. :This apparatusis not essential to "the op
rod 295, then contracts and the jaws 233 and 234.
close as the slide rod 295 moves down. The pin
293 is mounted on a standard 295 and supportsv
the lever 29I which is operated through rod 291
from cam 293 and lever 299 (Fig. 2). The lever
eration of the machine and is dispensed with
‘when certain types and siZesof basesiare'v being
_ handled. As the slide 2“ is moved down. the
' lead '31, enters‘ the channel 249 'thereiniand the
hole in the'insulatingfplug I14Yof the base I45.
299 is mounted on shaft‘ I51 and engages a box or 55
The rollers _25I or jaws .235and 231 engage oppo-' . side cam 293 through roller 355.
site side's" ofj‘a cam 212' by which they are opened _
- to‘fsuohan extent that-the base .145. ‘slides, down
Having gripped
the base I45, the jaws -23I and 282 move upward
until said‘ base I45 is some distance above the
_ ‘ward-'in-the channel 249 and comesto rest on
.head 25and slightly above the notching mecha
.theiga‘rms '254'and3255 of jaws 255 and 25L The t nism-.- The upward movement is brought about
ccliannel ‘24i9ivservesfto' guide the base I45 to the by a similar movement of slide 235 which is slid
‘proper. _,cation»j_:_so‘jthat it is properly positioned in its ways in standard 295 by lever 35L The
on the lamp 35;;anddoes-not' catch onlthe lead 31. lever 35I1 engages the‘slide 235 through alink
"Thesemojvem nts fo'ccujrlif the turret head '25 car- "
352 and pin 353 and is turned about the pin‘ 334
j 313,15 "'35jiliiutif the head 25 beel'npty, the ' extending
from standard 295. ‘A slot ‘in the
' v ‘automatically swung out. of" position
standard
295
behind» the slide 235 is provided for
otengaged-‘by the rollers 25I and the rearward extending
portion of pin 353. Lever
and
231
v‘are
therefore
notrlopened.
35
35I is actuatedby rod 355 which is also connected
is case-,fthewpase :.I45‘is not released ‘but is, ~ to
the lever 355 ~(li‘ig. 2) which engages cam 351
.
-
> . {carried bacK-?pwiththe jaws 235 and 231. The‘. vthrough roller 353.‘ The‘lever 355 turns about 70
said 13353155" arriediupw‘ard by the jaws 235 and
1-131, blocks ’ Lmovement-oi the other bases I45
'
he. channel_-. I99 in bracket 255. The cam
the shaft I51.
.
The notching mechanism shown in Figs. l'lv
and
18_-is'n0w moved under the base I45 which
~' 212-‘isipivotallyilnounted'i-ion. slide‘252 ‘and is__ is'lowered
until the rim of the base shell‘ 235
" swim .outfoi’epos'ition by movement of. arm 213 rests in a groove
359 in the slidably mounted die‘ 75
"
4T1 which is‘ connected thereto by rods V1214. '
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3 I3, as shown in Fig. 17. The die 3I3 is mounted
in ways in standard 296 in which it isheld by plate
3| I and is actuated through pin 3I2 by lever 3I3,
link 3“ and arm 3| 5. During the forward move
ment of the die 3|3, the lever 3I3 does not turn
about either pin 3|2 or 3|6 and the sub-slide 3“,
which rides on die 3I3 and in ways in the stand
ard 296 and which supports pin 3I6, remains sta a-
tionary therein. The position of the sub-slide
10 3|‘! is ?xed by the engagement of a notching
blade 3I8, which is attached to said sub-slide 3!‘!
and is located in a slot 3I9 in the die 3I3, with a
block 323 which is located in a transverse channel
" in said die 3I3. The blade 3I3 is kept in contact
ent, said Jaws 42 and 43 close further until in
contact with .the neck 38 of the lamp 35. When
the latter movement occurs, the roller 5| of the
head 26 is below its normal position and moves
the lever 363 accordingly so that mechanism con
trolled thereby causes jaws 333 and 339 (Fig. 19)
to be turned to a position over the head 26 and
to be lowered into engagement "with the lamp 35
when the head 26 reaches station I. Should a
base I 45 be hanging on the ‘end of lead 3‘! in a 10
position above jaws 42 and 43, it is struck by a
plate 343 which is attached to jaw 339 and is
swept sideward into a box (not shown) at- the
side of the turret 25. The jaws 333 and 339 are
with‘ the block 323 by a spring 32I, a portion of ' mounted on arms 3“ and 342 respectively which
which is located within a well in} the die 3|3, and are fastened to pins 343‘ and 344 respectively.
which engages an arm 322 extending from the The pins 343 and 344 are pivoted in a bracket
sub-slide 3". When the die 3I3 is properly lo
345 and are attached‘to the intermeshing gears
cated below the base I45, the pin 3|2, which ex
346 and 34‘! respectively. The bracket 345 is at
tends through said die 3|3 into a slot (not shown)
tached to a vertical shaft 343 ‘which, as shown 20
in the standard 296, strikes the end of said. slot. in Fig. 2, has a pair of collars thereon engaging
A rest period now occurs in the movement of arm
therebetween the end of a pin 349 in a lever 353.
3I5 while the base shell 233 is lowered into the The shaft 343 is s'lidably mounted in the bracket
groove 339 whereupon the arm 3I5 again moves
25 and the notching blade 3|3 is caused to strike and
punch a small notch in the shell 233.
The blade
3|8 is actuated through the lever 3I3 which pivots
on pin 3I2 and, acting through pin 3I6, advances
the sub-slide 3".
The arm 3I5 which actuates
30 these parts is mounted on a pin 323 which passes
through the standard 296 and is attached to arm
324. The arm 324 is actuated through a rod
325 which, as shown in Fig. 2, is connected to
lever 326 which engages a cam 32‘! through roller
35I and causes the jaws 333 and 339 to move as
described when it is moved up and down by the 25
lever 353 which engages cam 352 through roller
353. The ?rst part of the downward movement
of the shaft 343 turns the jaws 333 and 339 to a
position above the head", dueto the fact that
a roller 354 (Fig. 19), which is attached to said
shaft 348, then travels in the diagonal portion of
the slot 355 in the bracket 35I and causes said
shaft 343 to turn. Further downward movement
of the shaft 348 causes the 'jaws 333 and 339 to.
35 323. The lever 326‘ turns on shaft |3‘!.
contact the lamp 35 and to be pushed open there
After the base I45 is notched, it is raised by‘ by. The jaws 333 and 339 are pulled toward each
the jaws 23I and 282 and the die 3I3 and sub
other by a spring 356 which is located between
slide 3|‘! are moved back. _During this interval, posts in arms 3“ and 342 and which causes said
the jaws 42 and 43 of the turret head 26 swing jaws 338 and 339 to grip‘ the lamp 35 after they
40 outward away from the neck 33 of the lamp 35,
passed over the bulb thereof. Shoulders on 40
leaving it in an upright position on the head 26. have
the arms '3“ and 342 adjacent the pins 343 and
The jaws 42 and 43 are opened by a downward 344 prevent the jaws’ 338 and 339 from closing
movement of roller 5| which at this position rides completely when a lamp 35 is not in position
on a block 329 (Fig. 2) on the end of rod 333
45 instead of on track 53. The rod 333 is held in po-~ therebetween. The return upward and turning
movement of the jaws 333 and 339 carries the
sition by the table 23 and is moved by arm 33I , lamp 35 over a container (not shown) and car
which is ' fastened to and moved by the shaft ries an arm 35‘! on pin 343 against a stud 353
332 which is mounted on the under side of the extending from bracket 35| to open said jaws.
table 23 and is turned by arm 333. The arm 333 The released lamp 35 falls into the said con
50 is actuated by a lever 334 which is connected
tainer and the mechanism is ready for another
thereto through a link 335 and which engages a cycle of operation. The operation of this mecha
cam 336 on cam shaft 2‘! through roller 331. The
base I45 is now moved down over the upstanding
nism at station I normally does not occur because
a portion of pin 349 (Fig. 2) extending from the
lead 3‘! and the neck 38 of the lamp 35 and, when ' side of lever 353 lies in the notch. in latch 359
55 in contact with the bulb, is released. The up
and is caught _thereby. The latch 359 is at 55
standing lead 3‘! passes through the center open
tached
a pin extending from the bottom of the
ing in the insulating plug "4 of the base I45 and table 26toand
supports lever 353 so that roller 353
_the sideward projecting lead 36 enters the notch cannot follow the contour of cam 352. Opera
cut in the rim of the base shell 233. Before vthe . tion of the mechanism occurs when the roller 5|
head 26 is indexed to the next position, the
oi.’ the turret head 26 lies in the lower position
‘jaws 42 and 43 are closed, this time engaging already
described and engages the lever 363 which
the base I45 and holding it in position.
turns about the stationary pin on which it is
With the next indexing movement of the head mounted. The other end of lever 363 is con~
26, the roller 5| thereof leaves the block 329, and nected through link 36! and arm 362 to the latch
65 the jaws 42 and 43 close on the base I45. Mid
359 which is swung out of engagement with pin
way between stations H and I the roller 5| con
349 when a baseless lamp comes to position I.
tacts the end of lever 363 (Fig. 2) and, _upon,
The lamp 35 and base I45 are unloaded from
reaching station I, rides on the end of track 53 my machine and are placed in a basing machine
which causes the jaws 42 'and 43 to open. At which is located adjacent .thereto and which is
70 station I, the‘head 26 is located before a mecha
preferably of the typeshown in Patent 1,708,756, 70
nism which operates only to remove the lamp 35 J. T. Fagan et al., issued April 9, 1929. The bas
when ‘it does. not carry a base I45. Normally, the ing machine comprises a plurality of heads which
base I45 rests on the lamp 35 and, until roller are indexed along line 363 (Fig. 1) and which re
5| reaches track 53, is gripped by the jaws 42 ceive in turn a lamp 35 with a‘base I45 trans
75 and 43. However, in case a base I45 is not pres
ferred from station J to point‘ K. Mechanism 75
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extending through the lower part of bracket 313
and is‘ provided with separate pairs of jaws and connected through arm 334, bar 335 and arm
‘ for this transfer is shown in Figs. 1, 20 and 21,
364-364 and 365465 for engaging the leads 36
and 31, respectively, at points adjacent the base
I45. The object of this particular construction
is to eliminate the need for changes in the trans
ferring mechanism when the machine is made to
operate'with other types and sizes of lamps. The
jaws 36Il--364 are each fastened to an arm 366 by
10 means of a screw 365' and a spring 366' which to
gether allow a certain amount of movement of
336 to tube 312. The arm 334 is attached to the
tubular portion 333 of gear 332 whereas the arm
336 is attached to tube 312. This construction
allows the transferring arm 3H and the tube 312
to be raised and lowered without disconnecting
the rotating mechanism since arm 336 slides along
the bar 335. The gear 332 is rotated by a rack 331
which is supported by a bracket 336 extending
from bracket 313. The rack 331 is connected
the arm 366 after the jaws 364, engage the lead through rod 333 to arm 466 (Fig. 2) which is
36. The jaws 365-7365 are each fastened directly mounted on shaft 46I which in turn is operated
to one of said arms 366 and they engage‘ and through ‘arm 462, bar 463 and the lever 464. The
grip lead 31 during the vmovement of jaws lever 464 is pivoted on shaft I61 and engages ways 15
364-364 which compresses the springs 366'. The ' in cam 36I through roller 465. During the trans
jaws 365-365 are the principal means of support ferring movement of the arm 3", the lamp 35
for the lamp 35 and base I45, the other jaws 365 and base I45 are turned slightly so’that they are
preventing the assembly from turning out of posi
nearly correctly positioned when reaching the
the lamp 35 will not be ‘removed as the springs
holding the head 366 in one position during this
movement and is provided by the gradual rota
tion of shaft 316 which actuates said head through
tion. Should the jaws 365 fail to engage lead 31, _ basing machine. This adjustment is provided by 20
.20
366'--366' are not of su?lcient strength to cause
jaws 364 to grip and support said lamp.
The
arms‘ 366-—366 are each attached to a pin 361
r:
- :1 which is carried in an aperture of the head 366
and which is attached to a gear 363 which meshes
with a similar gear 363 of the other pin 361. The
transfer head 366 is pivotally mounted on a shaft
316 which in turn is mounted in anaperture in
the transferarm 31I.
When the turret head 26 is indexed into sta
tion J, the transfer jaws are located thereabove
and are moved down into operative relation with
the, lamp 35 and base I45. The downward move
arm 363, link 336 and one of the arms 366. The.
shaft~316 is provided with a gear 466 on its upper 25
end which meshes with a rack 461 lying in the
ways in arm 3". The rack 461 also meshes with
a gear 466 on the end of a post 463 located in the
center of sleeve 312 and is moved longitudinally
the required amount by the turning movement of 30
the arm 31I as the gear 466 is held stationary.
In this instance, the transfer arm 31I is raised
a short distance while at position K to place the
end lead 31 and the insulating plug I14 properly
This 35
movement is accomplished through sleeve 312 by
mechanism already described. Proper orienta
ment. of the jaws is caused by a similar movement ‘ in the mechanism of the basing machine.
‘of the transfer arm 3" which is attached to the
upper end of a sleeve 312. The sleeve 312 is slid
' ably mounted in bracket 313, and is moved ver
tically, asshown in Fig. 2, by mechanism engag
40 ing collars~314 on the lower end thereof. The
said mechanism comprises an arm 315 which en
tion of the base I45 and lamp 35 now takes place.
The base I45 and lamp 3.5 are turned to their
proper position by rotation ofthe transfer head 40
366, through movement of rack 461, until stud
361 thereof strikes stud H6. The rack 461 is now
311 which is connected to arm 315 through shaft moved by rotation of gear 468 and post 463, the
316, a rod 313 which connects arm 311 to lever latter of which, as shown in Fig. 2. is turned by
366, and a double face cam 36I which is engaged .-arm 4“ which is connected through rod M2 to 45
‘ by aroller 362 in the end of lever 366. The lever arm 4I3 which in turn is connected through shaft
. gages thercollars 314 through roller 316, an arm
366 is-turned about shaft I61 and is operated
through engagement of the roller 362 with the
ways (not shown) in the far side of the cam 36I.
As the transfer jaws are moved down into posi
tion, a shoe 363 (Fig. 21) strikes the top of the
base I45 pushing it ?rmly against the lamp 35.
4I4, arm M5 and bar 4I6~to lever M1. ‘The lever
4" is turned about shaft‘ I61. by cam 4I6 which it
engages through roller “3. After the rotation
of the transfer head 366 is stopped. the rack 461 60
continues to move, causing shaft 316 to ‘be turned
separately and the jaws 364 and 365 to be opened.
The shoe 383 is attached to a stud 364, one end ‘ thereby releasing the lamp 35 and base I45. _
' Should a lamp 35 still remain in the turret head
of which is located in the end of a tube 365 ex—
v1 GI
tending from head 366, and which is pressed
26. after operation of the transfer mechanism, it
downward by a spring 366 in said tube. The shoe
‘383 holds the base I45 in position during the
is blown out at a point midway between stations
J and A by a blast of air from pipe 426 as the
turret 25 is indexed. The vacuum normally draw
ing on thelamp 35 and holding it in position in
the head 26 is cut 011? by the rotary valve 56—-51 60
at this point so that thelamp is easily removed.
transferring operation and is supported, when not
against-a base I45, by a pin‘ (not shown) located
60 in stud 384 and in a slot in tube 365.
With the
transfer jaws in the pick-up position, a stud 361
extending from the head 366 is against a stud 386
_ extending from arm 31I.» Closing of the jaws
364 and 365 is accomplished by rotation _of shaft
316 in a clockwise direction which relieves the
jaws of the pressure formerly exerted through
arm 383, link 336 and‘one of the arms 366, and
What I claim as new and desire to secure by
Letters Patent of the United States is:
'1. A machine of the class described comprise
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted
thereon, means for indexing said carrier intermit
tently to advance the heads from one station to
allows spring 33I, which extends between posts in
another, a holder oneach of said heads for a
each arm 366, to close the jaws. The transfer‘ arm
31I and the lamp 35 and base I45 are now lifted
lamp having leads extending therefrom, means
by the mechanism already described and are
'. swung so as to place said lamp 35 and said base
disposed adjacent to the path of travel of said 70
heads at succeeding stations for positioning said
leads, and means disposed adjacent to the path
K. > The arm 3" is swung by rotation of a gear
of travel of said heads at another station for ad
vancing a base having an. apertured insulating
.332 which is provided with a tubular portion 333
plug inone end toward the lamp to thread one of
I45 in a head of the basing machine at position
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' said leads through said aperture and to position
' said base properly onthe lamp.
2. A machine of the. class described comprising
a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted
thereon,.means for indexing’ said carrier intermit
tently to adva'ncé‘the he’adsfrom one station to
another, aholder on each of said heads for a lamp
~ having leads extending therefrom, means disposed
‘adjacent to the path of travel of said heads at
10
succeeding stations for positioning said leads,
means disposed adjacent to the path of travel of
said heads at another station for advancing a
base having an apertured insulating plug in one
end toward the lamp to thread one of said leads
through said aperture and to position said base‘
.
disposed adjacent to the path of said headset *
a succeeding station for advancing a base having
an apertured insulating plug in one end toward
the lamp to thread .the last-mentioned lead
through the said aperture and/to place the base
properly on the lamp in contact with the ?rst
mentioned lead.
6. A machine of the class described compris
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted
thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
to another, a. holder on each of said heads for a
lamp'having an upwardly extending neck por
tion with leads extending therefrom, means dis
posed adjacent to ‘the path of said heads at one 15
properly on the lamp, and transferring means dis
of the stations for bending one of said leads to a
posed adjacent to the path of travel of said heads
at another station for conveying the lamp and
base to a basing machine and for holding said
predetermined position, a finger located at one
of the stations, means for actuating said ?nger
to bend another lead vertically upward, a pair of
lamp and base in the proper relation to‘each other
jaws disposed adjacent to the path ofsaid heads,
means for closing said jaws to grip said second
during the transferring operation‘.
3. A machine of the class described comprisé
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mount
ed thereon, means for indexing said carrier in
23 termittently to advance the heads from one sta
tion to another, a holder on each of said heads
for a lamp having leads extending therefrom,
means mounted on each of said heads for posi
10
mittently to advance the heads from one- station
20
mentioned lead at a point adjacent the lamp, a
second pair of jaws mounted adjacent to and
above the ?rst pair of jaws, means for closing
said second pair of jaws to grip said second-men 25
tioned lead with a de?nite pressure and move up
wardly away from the ?rst.pair of jaws along
the lead to thereby straighten and set it, and
tioning the lamp in the holder thereon, means _ means- disposed adjacent to the path of said
disposed adjacent to the path of said heads -at heads at a succeeding station for advancing a 30
succeeding stations for bending said leads to a base having an apertured insulating plug in one
predetermined shape and for straightening and end toward the lamp to 'thread the said second- .
setting the end portion‘ of one of said leads, and mentioned lead thrgough the aperture and to place
. means disposed adjacent to the path of said
the base properly on the lamp'in contact with
heads at another station'for advancing a base the ?rst lead.
'
35
having an apertured insulating plug in one end
7. A machine of the class described compris
toward the lamp to thread the straightened lead ing a carrier having a. plurality of heads mounted
through said aperture and to position said base thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
properly on the lamp.
"10
.
"
4. A machine of the class described compris
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted
‘thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
mittently to advance the heads from one station
mittently to advance the heads from one station
to another, a holder on each of said heads for a 40
lamp having leads extending therefrom, a pair of
jaws disposed adjacent to the path of said heads,
means for closing said jaws to gather in and grip
to another, a suction holder on each of said heads . one of said leads with a de?nite pressure and
then move away from the lamp along the lead 45
45 for holding a lamp having an upwardly extending
neck portion with leads extending therefrom,
means for connecting said holders to a source of
vacuum for a‘ portion of the movement of the
carrier including all but the station following the
50 unloading station so that the'lamp is retained
in the holderha pair of jaws mounted on each
of said heads, means for causing said jaws to
close'on the neck of the lamp to position and
hold said neck, means disposed adjacent to the
path- of- said heads for positioning the leads ex
tending from the lamp, and means disposed ad
jacent to the path of said heads at a succeeding
station for advancing a base having an aper
to thereby straighten it, means located adjacent
to the path of said heads for bending asecond
lead to apredetermined position, a ?nger dis
posed adjacent to the path of said heads at one
of the stations for bending the ?rst-mentioned 50
lead upward, a second pair of jaws disposed adja
cent to the path of said heads at a succeeding
station, means for closing said jaws to grip the
?rst lead at a point adjacent the lamp, a third
pair of jaws mounted adjacent to the second pair
of jaws, means for closing said third pair of jaws
to cause them to grip the ?rst lead with a de?nite
pressure and move away from the second pair of
tured insulating plug in one end toward the lamp ' jaws and the lamp along the lead and thereby
60 to thread one of the leads through said aperture
straighten and ‘set it, and means disposed adja— 60
and to position. said base properly on the lamp. cent to the path of said heads at a succeeding
5. A machine of‘ the’ class described compris
station for advancing a base having an apertured
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mount ,insulating plug in one end toward the lamp to
ed thereon, means for indexing said carrier in
thread the ?rst lead through the aperture and
65 termittcntly to advance the heads from one sta
to place the base properly on the lamp in contact 65
tion to another, a holder on each of said heads
for a lamp having leads extending therefrom, a
notched post mounted on each of said heads below
the position taken by one of the leads of the lamp,
70 a ?nger located at one station, means for actuat
ing said ?nger to bend the said lead down along
the side of the lamp in one of said heads and
laterally across the notch in the post thereon,
means disposed adjacent to the path of said heads
76 for positioning the other of said leads, and means
with the said second lead.
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8. A machine of the class described comprising
a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted
thereon, means for indexing said-carrier inter-.
mittently to advance the heads from one station 70
to another, a holder on each of.said heads for a
lamp having leads extending therefrom, means
disposed adjacent to the path of said heads at
succeeding stations for positioning said leads,
means located adjacent another station for feed 75
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, ing a base having an apertured insulating plug
in one end and pins protruding. from opposite
sides thereof to' the lamp at s?id statiin and
threading one of said leads ,through the said
aperture comprising means for selecting one base
from a pile, means for orientating the base so
that the pins thereon lie in a predetermined
plane, and means for advancing the base toward
the lamp to thread one of said leads through the
10 said aperture in the. base and properly position
said base on the lamp.
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9. A machine of the class described comprising
a carrier having aplurality of heads mounted
thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
mittently to advance the heads from one station
to another, a holder on each of said heads for a
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so that the pins thereon lie in a predetermined
plane, and means for advancing the base toward
the lamp to thread one of said leads‘ through the
aperture in the base and properly position said'
base on the‘lamp.
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11. A machine of the class described compris
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mount
ed thereon, means for indexing said carrier in- .
termittently to advance the heads vfrom one sta
tion to another, a holder on each ‘of said heads 10
for a lamp having leads .extending therefrom,
means disposed adjacent .to the path of _ said
heads at succeeding stations for positioning said
leads, means disposed adjacent another station
for feeding a base having an apertured insulat 15
ing plug in one end and pins protruding from op-.
lamp having leads extending therefrom, means .posite sides thereof, a die mounted adjacent to '
base feeding means having a V-shaped notch
disposed adjacent to the path of said heads at said
therein
an'opening through said notch for
succeeding stations for positioning said leads, receivingand
a base and having grooves in opposite 20
means
located
adjacent
another
station
for
feed
v20 ing a base having an apertured insulating plugin sides‘ of said opening into which the pins on said
base are directed by the sides of said notch to
one end and to, the lamp at said station and properly orient the base and means for advanc
. threading one of said leads through the said ap
ing a base through said die toward a lamp to
,erture comprising an inclined hopper for holding thread‘ one of said ,leads through the aperture in 25
25 a plurality of bases, a notched wheel mounted in said base .and properly position said base on vsaid
the hopper and supporting the-bases,._means for
indexing the notched wheel to cause the bases lamp.
12. A machine of the’class described compris
to be agitated and fall into the said notches, a ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mount
plunger smaller in size than the open end of a ed thereon, means for indexing said carrier in 30
30 base mounted below the path of travel of the said _ termittently to advance the heads from one sta
notches in said wheel, means for actuating said tion to another, a holder on each of said heads
plunger to move it upward into one of the said for a lamp having leads extending therefrom,
notches so as to push a base therefrom if the means disposed adjacent to the path of said heads
plug therein is lowermost and to pass into the at succeeding stations for positioning said leads, 35
35 interior of the base without removing it from means located adjacent another station for feed
the notch if the open end is lowermost, a second ing a base having an apertured insulating plug
plunger located at another position below the
path of traveliof said notches, means for moving
said second plunger upward to push out the
40 bases left in the notched wheel after engagement
with the ?rst plunger, and means for advancing
the base toward the- lamp to thread one of said
leads through the aperture in the base and prop
erly position said base on the lamp.
10. A machine of the class described compris
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ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted
thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
mittently to advance the heads from one station
to another, a holder on each of said heads for a
50. lamp having leads extending therefrom, means
disposed adjacent to the path of said heads at
succeeding stations for positioning said leads,
means located adjacent another station for‘feed
ing a base having an apertured insulating plug in
one end and pins protruding from opposite sides
thereof to the lamp at said station and thread
ing one of said leads through the said aperture
com rising an inclined hopper for holding a plu
rality of bases, a notched wheel mounted in the
60 hopper and supporting the bases, means for in
' dexing the notched wheel to cause the bases to
'be agitated and fall into the said. notches, a
plunger smaller in size than the open end of a
base mounted below the path of travel of the said
'65 notches in said wheel, means for actuating said
plunger to move it upward into one of the said
in one end and pins protruding from opposite
sides thereof to the lamp at said station and
threading one of said leads through said aper 40
ture comprising an inclined hopper for holding
a plurality of bases, a notched wheel mounted
in the hopper and supporting the bases, means
for indexing said notched wheel to cause the bases
to be agitated and fall into said notches, a plung
er smaller in size than the open end of a base
mounted below the path of travel of the said
notches in said wheel, means for actuating said
plunger to move it upward into one of the said
notches so as to push a base therefrom if the
plug therein is lowermost and to pass into the
interior of the base without removing it from ,
the notch if the open end is lowermost, a second
plunger located at another position below the
path of travel of said notches, means for moving 55
said second plunger upward to push out the bases
left in the notched wheel after engagement with .
the ?rst plunger, a die mounted above the said
notched wheel and the ?rst plunger having a
V'-shaped notch therein and an opening through
said notch for receiving a base and having grooves
in opposite sides of said opening into .which the
pins on said base are directed by the sides of
said notch to properly orient the base and means
for advancing a base through said die toward a
lamp to thread one of said leads through the
- notches so as to push a base therefrom if the plug . aperture in said base and properly position said
therein is lowermost and to pass into the interior base on said lamp.
13. A machine of the class described compris
of the base without removing it from the notch
if the open end is lowermost, a second plunger ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted 70
located at'another position below the path of thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
travel of said notches, means for moving said mittently to advance the heads from one station
second plunger upward to push out the bases to another, a holder on each of said heads for
left in the notched wheel after engagement with a lamp having leads extending therefrom, means
the ?rst plunger, means for orientating the base disposed adjacent to the path of said heads at 75
10"
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.succeeding stations for positioning said leads,
means located adjacent another station for feed
ing a base having an apertured insulating ‘plug
in one end to the lamp, at said station and. thread
ing one of said leads through the said aperture
comprising an inclined hopper for holding a plu
rality of bases, a‘ notched wheel mounted in the
hopper and supporting the bases, means for in
dexing said notched wheel to cause the bases to
10 be agitated and fall into the said notches, a
plunger smaller in size than the open end of a
base mounted below the path of travel of the
said notches in said wheel, means for actuating
said plunger to move it upward into one of the
notched wheel when a base is engaged by'said
feeler and the feeding of other bases is not re
quired, and means for removing a base from the
said channel and advancing it toward the lamp
in the head at said base feeding station to thread
one of the lamp leads through the aperture in
the base and properly position said base on the
lamp.
15. A machine of the class described compris
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted 10
thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
mittently to advance the heads-from one station
to another, a holder on each of said heads for a
lamp‘having leads extending therefrom, means
said notches so as to push a base therefrom if disposed adjacent to the path of said heads at 15
the plug therein is lowermost and to pass into ' succeeding stations for positioning the said leads,
the interior of the base without removing it from
means located adjacent to a base feeding station
for selecting one base from a pile of bases, a
plunger located at another position below the bracket having a channel therein extending from
path of travel of said notches, means for moving said base selecting means to a position adjacent 20
said second plunger upward to push out the bases the lamp holder in a head at said base feeding
left in the notched wheel after engagement ‘with station, means for feeding the selected bases into
the ?rst ‘plunger, a bracket having a channel one end of said channel, a pair of jaws mounted
extending from a position above a notch in said adjacent the other end of said channel, means for
wheel in line with said ?rst plunger to a position actuating said jaws ‘to cause them to grip the 25
above the lamp holder in a head at the base feed
endmost base at the said other end of said chan
ing station, means on the bracket at the end of nel and advance said base toward the lamp in
the channel adjacent to said notched wheel for the head at the said base feeding station to thread
preventing the bases from falling back down out one‘ of said leads through the aperture in the
'30 of said channel, and means for removing a base base and properly position said base on the lamp 30
from said channel and advancing it toward the and means adjacent the said last-mentioned end
lamp in the head at said base feeding station to of said channel for engaging the next to the last
thread one of the lamp leads through the aper . base therein to retain the remaining bases in the
ture in the base and properly position said base said channel while the endmost base is being re
moved by said jaws. ,
35 on the lamp.
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14. A machine of the class described compris
_ 16. A'machine of the class described compris
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mount
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted
ed thereon, means for indexing said carrier in
thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
termittently to advance the heads from one sta
mittently to advance the heads from one station
tion to another, a holder on each of said heads to another, a holder on each of said heads for a 40
for a, lamp having leads extending therefrom, lamp having leads extending therefrom, means
means disposed adjacent to the path 'of said disposed adjacent to the path of said heads at
heads at succeeding stations for positioning said succeeding stations for positioning the said leads,
leads, means located adjacent another station for means located at another station for advancing
feeding a base having an apertured insulating a base having an apertured insulating plug- in one
plug in one end to the lamp at said station and end to thread one of the said leads of a lamp at
threading a lead thereof through the said aper- - said station through said aperture in the base
ture comprising an inclined hopper for holding a plug and to position said base properly on said
plurality of bases, a notched wheel mounted in lamp, a pair of co-acting notching dies located
said hopper and supporting the bases, means for at another station, means for actuating said dies 50
indexing said notched wheel to cause the bases to punch a notch in the edge of the open end of
to be agitated and fall into the said notches, a said base, a pair of jaws also mounted at said
plunger smaller in size ‘than the open end of a station, and means for actuating said jaws to re
base mounted below the path of travel of the move said base from said lamp, carry it into
said notches in said wheel, means for actuating operative relation to the said ‘dies and then re 55
said plunger to move it upward into one of the place it on said, lamp in such a position- that
notches so as to push a base therefrom if the another of said lamp leads extends through the
plug therein is lowermost and to ‘pass into the said notch in the rim of said base.
interior of the base without removing it from the
1'7. A machine of the class described compris—
(30 notch if the open end is lowermost, a second ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted 60
plunger located at another position below the thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
path of travel of said notches, means for moving mittently to advance the heads from one station
said second plunger upward to push out the to another, a holder on each of said heads for a
bases left in the notched wheel after engagement lamp having leads extending therefrom, means ‘
with the ?rst plunger, a bracket having a chan
disposed adjacent to the path of said heads ‘at 65
nel extending from a position above a notch in succeeding stations for positioning the said leads
said wheel in line with said ?rstplunger to a so that one of them extends sidewards, means
position above the lamp holder in a head at said - located at another station for advancing a base
base feeding position, means on the bracket at having an apertured insulating plug in one end
the end of the channel adjacent to said notched to thread one of the said leads through said aper ‘70
wheel for preventing the bases from falling out ture and position said base properly on the lamp,
of said channel, a, feeler mounted on said bracket, and transferring means mounted at still another '
means formoving said feeler into the channel in station for transferring a bulb and base to a
- the notch if the open end is lowermost, a second
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said bracket or against a base therein, means for
disconnecting the indexing means for the said
basing machine, said transferring means com
prising a pair of jaws adapted to grip the lead
a
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extending through the aperture in the said base,
a second pair of jaws adapted to engage the lead
extending sideward from the lamp to prevent said
lamp and base from turning out of position and
means for operating said pairs of jaws at both
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heads to engage the neck of the bulb therein and
hold it in a de?nite position, means disposed ad
jacent to the path of said heads for positioning
the said lamp leads, means for opening said jaws
after operation of "said lead positioning means,
‘ ends of the transferring movement and for mov
means located at another station for placing a
_ ing the said jaws to transferthe lamp and base.
base over said bulb neck between said pair of
‘ '18. A‘machine of the class described compris
ing a carrier having a plurality of heads mounted
.10 thereon, means for indexing said carrier inter
mittently to advance the heads from one station
jaws, means for again closing said jaws to cause
them to this time engage the said base and means
at another station for removing said lamp from 10
the head in which it is'held when the base is im
to another, a holder on each of said heads for a . properly positioned, said last-named means being
- lamp having a neck portion with leads extending caused to operate when the said jaws close too
therefrom, a pair of jaws mounted on each of said far due to their failure to engage the said base.
heads, means for closing the ‘said jaws on said
VICTOR T. UBER.
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