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July 19, 1938.-
E. R. s‘wANsoN
2,124,499
SUPPLY HOLDER
Filed Nov. 17., 1956
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July 19, 1938.
E. R. SWANSON
2,1 24,499
SUPPLY HOLDER
Filed NOV. 17, 1936
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Patented July 19, 1938
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
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2,124,499
SUPPLY HOLDERS
ErnestR. Swanson, Oranston, R. I., assignor to
Universal Winding Company, Boston, Mass, a
corporation of Massachusetts
Application November 17, 1936, Serial No. 111,295
19 Claims. ’ (Cl. 242—35.5)
This invention relates to supply holders for
supporting cops, bobbins or other forms of pack
ages of yarn, thread and the like to deliver the
material to winding machines or other textile
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apparatus.
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In the following speci?cation and claims the
term “bobbin” is to be interpreted in a generic
sense as applying to any preferred form of sup
ply, and the term “yarn” is employed in a broad
sense to designate all varieties of strand mate
rial.
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One object of the invention is to provide a sup
ply holder which will facilitate and expedite the
do?ing of spent bobbins andthe placing of fresh
spindle or other means for holding a bobbin or,
the like in delivering position, a chute or runway 5
for guiding a full bobbin into position upon the
‘spindle, means for manually tilting the spindle
into do?ing position, means operated by the tilt
ing action of the spindle for stripping or ejecting
a spent bobbin ‘therefrom, and automatically-- 10
operated means for returning‘the spindle into.
position to receive a fresh bobbin.
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The invention is herein shown as applied to
use on a winding machine for winding thread, '
Another object of the invention is to provide
aisupply holder of the type indicated from which
yarn and other strand material, but the device 15
is also adapted for use with other types of tex
tile apparatus in which yarn or the like is trans
the spent or exhausted bobbins may be doifed or
ferred from one carrier to another in various
ejected by simply pressing a button or push-rod.
Another object of the invention is to provide
processes of the textile art.
' bobbins in delivering position.
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a, device of the type indicated which acts to
positively eject the spent or exhausted bobbin
from-the supply-spindle and which operates au
tomatically, upon release of the manualvcontrol
means, to quickly return the spindle to deliver:
ing position to receive a fresh bobbin.
Another object of the invention is to provide
a device of the type indicated which is adjustable
with respect to the winding or like machine to
insure proper delivery of the yarn thereto.
Another object of the invention is to provide
a device of the type indicated which is of sturdy
construction with its parts proof against de
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Fig. 6 is a sectional plan view of a portion of- v
the holder taken on line 6—6 of Fig. 3.
In general, the present invention comprises a
rangement or getting out of order.
Further objects of the improvement are set
forth in the following speci?cation which de
scribes a preferred form of construction of the
invention, by way of example, as illustrated by
the accompanying drawings. In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a front View of a conventional type
of winding machine showing the present im
proved supply holder as applied to use therewith;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the supply holder shown
in connection with thetension-device with which
it cooperates;
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Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the supply holder
showing the bobbin chute or runway in section;
Fig. 4. is an elevational view of the supply hold
er looking inthe direction indicated by the ar-_
row 4 in Fig. 2 and showing a supply-bobbin in
position to deliver the yarn tothe winding ma
chine;
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Fig. 5 is a View similar to Fig. 4 illustrating
the manner in which the-empty bobbin is doffed
or ejected from the supply-spindle; and
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Referring to the drawings, the winding ma
chine herein illustrated, by way of example, is
of conventional type in which the package is ro
tated by peripheral contact with a drive-roll or
drum. The present supply-holder is adapted for
use with practically all types of Winding and like 25
machines however, and thereforethe illustrated
machine will be described only briefly as relating
to the operation of the improved device.
A plurality of winding ‘units are usually mounti
ed upon a bed or frame 2 supported from the 30
?oor by legs 3 spaced along the machine. The
bed 2 carries brackets 4 which, in turn, support
bearings for the rotative elements of the winding
mechanism. The winding mechanism of the in
dividual unit herein illustrated comprises only 35
two principal elements, namely, the winding
mandrel or spindle 5 on which the yarn-receiver
or cop-tube C is rotatably supported and the
drive-roll l0 for rotating the yarn-receiver; and
in which is embodied means for traversing the’ 40
yarn back and forth axially of the package being
wound._ This particular form of traversing means
is fully shown and described in United States
Letters Patent No. 1,749,355, dated March 4,1930.
The drive-rolls ID for the several winding units 45
are carried on- a horizontal shaft I3 J'o-urnaled in
bearings supported by the brackets 4 and con
tinuously driven from a suitable source of power.
Theimachine is herein shown as adapted for
‘winding packages of conical form vin which the 50
yarn body or_ package is built up on a ‘suitable
core or receiver, a wooden or ?ber cone 0 being
illustrated as mounted to rotate on the winding
» spindle I 5.
The spindlerliis hingedlymounted
at the forked end of an arm l5 which is pivoted55
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on a rod or stud l6 held in a bearing [1 project
upper end of theboss 48 is beveled as. indicated at -
ing from the top of the bracket 4. The arm I5
is usually weighted to cause‘ the surface of the
52 to adapt it to receive the tapered end of the
bore of the supply-bobbin B and is provided with
yarn-receiver C or of the package, as the case
a recess 54 in its side for a purpose as later ex
may be, to be held ?rmly in contact with the
periphery of the drive-roll l0 and as the yarn is
built up on the receiver it forces the latter up
wardly with the arm l5 pivoting on its stud I6.
plained. A weighted arm 55 formed integral with
the member 45 extends laterally from the hub 46
The supply of yarn .is usually arranged below
in a direction opposite to that of the extension or
arm 41 to provide ‘a counterweight which func
tions for a purpose as later explained.
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Rising from the extension or arm 41 of the '10
supply-bobbin B is mounted upon a rockable spi_n~ ,_ member 45 is a bifurcated stanchion 56‘ and‘ex
dle 56 which forms an essential element of the im- ' ' "tending between the sides of its bifurcated por- '
all) the winding mechanism and, as herein shown, a
proved supply-holder.
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Each unit of the winding machine is usually
tion‘is a pin 51. Pivoted on the pin 51 between
the sidesofthe stanchion 56 is a lever or ejector
provided with a tension-device for'controlling the “m'embe'r'60 having a pointed end 6| which is bent 15
draft of the yarn as it feeds to thecop or package laterally at an angle to adapt it to enter the recess
being wound, and the present drawings illustrate .54 in ‘the boss 48 of the arm 41 asrillustrated in
a disk-tension means [8 for this~~purpose~. The Figs. 4 and 6. A projection orltoe 62 formed in
tension-device i8 is mounted upon arhorizontal tegral with the lever 66 and extending from the
20 rod I9 which is supported in brackets 26' secured ‘ ’ oppositeside of its pivot 51. functions for a purpose 20
to thelegs '3 of the machine by means of clamps asllaterv explained.
2| and one or more bolts 22, as shown in Fig. 2.
" The supply-spindle 50 is swung upwardly from
The tension-device comprises a two-part bracket
25, one ‘half'of‘Which supports a horizontal pin
its operativeposition shown in’ Fig; 4 to-thedof?ng
position illustrated in Fig.5 by the operation of
26.’ " A‘ pair offtensionr-disks 21' mounted ‘for ro
manually-controlled means constructed and ar
tation on the pin ‘26 provide the means for apply
ing'r'esistance to the passage of ‘the strand of
yarn
drawing therebetween.
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The strand ofryarn yleads through an opening
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Projecting'radially.
from the hub 46 of the member 45 is- an arm 64
formed with ahole at its end'for'receiving the a
lower hooked ‘end of a wire control-rod‘ 65. The
or slit 28 at :one'side‘ofithe bracket25 and draws '4 rod 65 extends 'upwardlylthrough a~ho1e166 ina 30
betweenithe two'te‘n’sion'i-disks 21. a From the ten
sion-disks the'stan'd y'leads through‘ a suitable
vslub-catcher, not iherein ‘ shown, :and thence
' through thegrooves in the transverse-roll 16 to
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ranged as next described.
projection 61 of a collar '68 secured in place on
the tension-rod ‘l9 by a. set—screw.69. The’ upper
end of the rod 65 may be provided witha ?nger:
piece or push-button 10 adapted to be pressed,
downwardlyrbyr the operator when. it is desired to 35
be fed therefromiand traversed thereby onto the
cop or packagebeingwound. The opening or slit
28 will behereinafter referred to as the-delivery
point ‘of the yarn sinceit is-to this point that
the strandis directed from the supply-bobbin’ B.
in place in‘connection with/the arm 64 by means
of a’ quadrant-shaped plate 12. projecting from
In delivering yarn 'or'_ other strand materials
' from-cops, bobbins and-'oth'ertypes ‘of headless
the hub 13' of‘ a stop-member ‘H. secured to the
end of the 'p'ivot-stud'43 by a set-screw 14. 'An
ipackagesjthe strand'is usuallydrawn off'over the
end of the-package-andifor winding machines the
supplies are'generally arranged below the vand
mg units with" their axes in line with the delivery
point to’ which the yarn leads as-it-feeds through
arm 15 projectsfrom the opposite'side of the hub
‘13 of 'th'eimeniber ‘H and is provided with a; stop
or abutment 16upon whichthe armv 41 of the
'thevtensionédevrice'. qfn'thev present embodiment
doff the empty supply-bobbin from the spindle
56. ‘The lower end of the control-rod 65 is held
member 45 normally rests.
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During’ the dof?ng operation thesupply-spindle
‘501s swung rapidly to the position shown in Fig. 7,
of the invention‘as applied toa windingmachine
:5 and this movement,j augmented by the-force
‘the supply'holders, one‘for-each-windin'g unit,- are
supportedfrom ahorizontalrod'34 which extends
"of 'momentum,.'is usually su?icient to cause the
empty bobbin‘b to be thrownfoff therefrom.
between arms or brackets 35'attach'ed to the legs
3 of the‘ machine. As shown in Figs. 1 and 2,
the brackets 35 are fastened vto the web of‘the
However,‘ to insure positive. ejection-‘of the'bobbin
'the present invention contemplates the use of ‘the
legs‘3 by means-'ofclamps 36 secured in place by
ejector-member.“ previously‘ referred to. 7 As
shown inFigs. 4 and 5 an inclined arm~ 'l9vpro
boltsj3'l,‘ and the rod‘ 34 is held in hubs '38 at the
jects from the hub 13 of the stop-member ‘ll,
ends of the brackets 35.
’ Adjustably ‘mounted’ on the rods34 ibelowr the
‘tension-devices I8 are brackets or ‘supports 40.
‘bein'g'provided at its end with a laterally-project
ling arcuate stop 86 for engaging the toe '62 of the .
vejector-member‘ 60 when the latter is swung up
EEachjjbracket 40 comprises ‘a hub“ surrounding wardly'with the‘movement of ‘the 'arm 41 of the ;
'60 ‘the rod 34 and a boss ,42 projecting thereabove ‘\member 45.. The stop-member ‘H is adjustable
and supporting the end of a‘ pivot-stud or rod 43 about the stud-shaft 43.t_o' aline the supply
‘which is secured in place'therein-by a‘ set-screw ispin'dle 50 with the slit or delivery'point '28 and
toposition the stop 80 toeffect proper coopera
44; see Fig; 2. The pivot-stud43 extends‘ forward
ly‘anddownwardly from the boss "42 at an'angle
tion 'with the-toe 62 of the ejector-member 66.
to-the horizontal andiserves to pivotallylmount a
V VtAdjustably mounted on the rod 19 and‘ secured
member45.‘
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jiri place by means of a set-screw 84 is- a collar
' The member 45 isconstructed with 'a’hub' 46 r85, see Fig. 2.’ Projecting from the ’co1lar'~85~is .
.bored to receive thejpivot-stud'43 and" a; horizon- . ‘an elbow~shaped rod»86 which reaches‘ forwardly
V. tal arm v4'! extending laterally from the 'hub'ail'd land‘ downwardly to serve as'a support fora
‘formed with a bo'ss‘48 at its end. ;T_he1b'oss’_48'is 'trough-shaped'chute or runway 90. As "shown-in. 70
provided with'a "vertical bore for receiving the ‘Figs: l'rand 2,'the chute-95 is provided with av
supply-spindle 56 which is secured therein by a laterally extending bossv'8'l having a hole forad
.setéscrew’ 5|. The spindle 56 is preferably 'bev justably mounting it on the rod 86, a set-screw
ieled attitsupper end to'jfacilitate the placing'of " 88 serving to hold the chute'in its Vadjusted~posi~
5 75 a‘ suppl‘y4bobbin B‘in position thereon. ‘The tion. The chute or runWay‘I'SOVprovidesmeans 375
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for guiding a full bobbin B into place on the
supply-spindle 50 when it is desired to replenish
the supply. The chute 90 is inclined to the V81‘?
tical at a slightly greater degree than the spindle
Cl 50 to provide that after the bobbin B has slid
down the chute into position with its lower end
impaled on the end of the spindle, further sliding
movement of the bobbin will cause it to tilt up
wardly away from the chute as shown in Fig. 3.
The, improved supply holder having now been de
scribed in detail its method of operation will next
be explained.
Assuming that a full bobbin B is in place on
the spindle 5!! of the supply holder as shown in
15 Fig. 1 of the drawings, the strand y is drawn up
wardly through the slit 28 in the bracket 25,
threaded between the tension-disks 21, laid across
the traverse-roll I I] and its end attached to the
cop-tube C. The spindle-arm I5 is then lowered
20 to place the periphery of the cop-tube C in con
tact with the rotating drive-roll Ill. The roll [0
rotates the cop-tube to wind the yarn thereon as
the grooves in the roll traverse the strand back
and forth to deposit it in helical coils which
As the
winding proceeds and the yarn is taken off from
the bobbin B, eventually the end will run out and
the operation of the machine is automatically
arrested through the action of a suitable stop
30 motion, not herein shown.
The supply-spindle 50 is normally maintained
in substantially vertical position, as viewed in
Fig. 1, under its own weight and that of the bob
25 build up in layers to form the package.
bin B and the arm 41 with the arm resting
35 against the stop 16. Owing to the‘ inclination of
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droponto a'traveling conveyorwhich removes
them from the machine.
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‘It is to be particularly noted that although the
ejection. of the bobbin is above explained as being
caused by the action of the ejector-member 60,
the use of this element is .not essential. That is
to say, if the spindle 50 is swung upwardly rapid
ly, as provided for by the relatively short leverage
of the arm 64 to which the push-rod 65 is con
nected, the force of momentum will propel the
bobbin 01f from the end of the spindle. On the
other hand, the ejector-member 60 is provided
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as a precautionary measure to insure a positive
ejection of the bobbin should the operator press
the push-rod 65 down too slowly.
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Immediately the empty bobbin 1) has been
doffed'in the manner as above-explained the op
erator releases the push-button 10 and the weight
of the arm. 4‘! and the parts carried thereby re
turns the member 45 to ?rst position as illus 20v
trated in Fig. 4, with the arm 41 resting upon the
stop 16. During the return of the member 45
the counterweight 55 acts to control its movement
to prevent rebound as the arm 41 strikes the stop
16. With the arm 41 at rest the supply-spindle 25
50 will again be alined with the delivery point 23
of the tension-device l8 to insure proper delivery
of the yarn thereto. It will be understood that
during the return movement of the parts in the -
manner above explained the ejector-member 60
swings downwardly about its pivot 51 under the
action of gravity to position its pointed end
6| in the recess 54.
After the supply-spindle 50 has been returned‘
to ?rst position the operator places a fresh bob 35
bin B in the chute 9|] and releases it to permit it to
slide downwardly under the action of gravity
the stud 43 the spindle 50 is‘ inclined slightly with
respect to a vertical plane extending longitudi
nally of the machine, see Fig. 3, to provide that
the bobbin B will be axially alined with -the deliv
40 ery point 28 in the tension-device l8. It will be
observed by reference to Figs.'1 and 4 that with
a bobbin B in place on the spindle 50 the pointed
end 5| of the ejector-member 60 is positioned
impale it thereon. Due to the angular relation
ship of the chute 90 to the spindle 5|] the bobbin
in the recess 54 of the arm or extension 41 be
45 neath the head of the bobbin.
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When it is observed that the yarn on the bob
B is canted upwardly away from the chute as it
slides onto the spindle in the manner indicated 45
by full lines in Fig. 3 to aline its axis with the
bin B' is almost exhausted the operator takes
his station at the front of the supply holder and
immediately the winding has been arrested the‘
50 push-button or ?nger-piece 10 is pressed down
wardly. The downward sliding movement of the
control-rod 65 rocks the member 45 on its pivot
63 to cause the arm 41 to rotate in a clockwise
55 direction as viewed in Figs. 1, 4 and 5. This
movement of the member 45 is aided by the
counterweight 55 so that only a slight pressure
is required on the push-button 10 to perform
the operation. As the arm 41 and spindle 50 are
60 swung upwardly the ejector-member 60 moves
with them until its toe 62 strikes the stop 80.
Further upward movement of the arm 41‘ causes
the ejector-member 60 to be rocked upwardly
about its pivot 51 with a quick action. The
65 movement of the ejector-member 60 is more
rapid than that of the spindle 50 and its toe 6|
ejects the empty bobbin 1) from the spindle 50
and propels it to one side of the supply holder
70 or in the direction indicated by the arrow in Fig.v
5. The swinging movement of the several parts
is limited by the engagement of the push-button
‘it against the projection 61 of the collar 68. A
box or like receptacle may be provided to receive
75 the ejected bobbins b or in other cases they may
while he holds the end of the yarn. As the bob-»
bin B slides downwardly in the chute in the man
ner indicated by the dash lines in Fig. 3 the 40
beveled end of the spindle 50 enters its bore to
delivery point 28 in the tension-device I8. The
fresh bobbin Bis then in position to supply yarn
to the winding unit and the end of its strand is
led upwardly through the tension~device I8 and 50
spliced to the trailing end on the package being
wound.
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gIt will be observed‘ fromrthe foregoing that
the present invention provides a particularly
simple yet ei?cient device for the purpose. speci 55.
?ed. The improved supply holder is practically
entirely ‘automatic in operation, the operatorhav
ing only to press the button to e?ect the dof?ng
of the empty bobbin ‘and to then place a fresh
bobbin in the chute to cause it to be impaled on 60
the spindle in delivery position.
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The bobbin-chute is placed in inclined posi
tion to enable the operator to quickly and,con—
veniently drop the bobbin thereinto. The holder
is placed in close‘ relationship with the tension 65
device and iii-elevated position to provide that
the end of the strand may be readily threaded
through the tension-device without requiring
stooping or reaching on the part of the operator.
The invention thus provides for a substantial
’saving in .the'time usually required‘ for dof?ngv
spent bobbins and supplying fresh ones in. their
place. ‘Moreover, less effort and energy is used
and the operator’s strength conserved for other
duties. The saving in time and effort is re
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' ?e'cted'in aconsiderable inc'rease'in the: pro-.:
ductive capacity of the machine; . V
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centriowith the‘pivotal‘ axis of‘said support, and
described as embodied in~a1preferredjform of con;
a’nianually'eop'erative push-rod. connected to the
1, structionran'd as" applied itoia'winding- process,
support to 'rockthe latter about its pivot, a spent
bobbin on the, support being moved'axially as the
support is rocked to -. automatically eject the
bobbinby the force of momentum acting thereon.
various/modi?cationsmay ‘be made ‘in the form
and arrangement ;of its partszand .in its method
of ‘ applicationv to; other 7 processes without depart
ing from the vspirit-or scope of vthe invention.
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~8., In-a, device of the, type indicated, the com- '
bination of a counterbalanced pivoted arm sus- :
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pended horizontally below its pivot,‘ a vertical
1.1 In a device of?the type'indicated, a "rock
able support, means for mounting 'agbobbin on the
support remotely, from the ' axisf about which" the
15-. latter rocks with itsaxistaneent to an are con
centric =with the pivotal~axis__;of said support, and
slidable-imea‘ns operatively'connected to, rock the,
support, saidrocking movement of the support
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acting to propel a spent bobbin, axially to auto
20:? matically eject iit-from the support‘ by the force of
momentum,
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2., In‘ a device of the type indicated, a rock
able support for bobbins, means for'mounting a
bobbin on the support remotely from the axis
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supportjremotely from the axis about which the _
latter rocks with its axis tangent, to an are con
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support, meansifor mounting a bobbin fon'thei
which the latterrocks with its axis tangent
to anarc concentric with the pivotal axis of ‘said
support; means for rocking the support to propel
a spent, bobbin axially therefrom, ' said bobbin
beingjejected by the force of momentum thereon,
30' and meansfor returning the support into position
to receive a fresh bobbin.
3; In a device of the type indicated, a pivotally'
mounted, support, a spindle for‘bobbins so posi
tioned on the, supportas to .be moved axially
gthrough an arc by‘the; rocking movement of the
support, means forrocking the support to move
the spindle axially, said axial movement of the
spindle causing a spent bobbin‘to be ejected‘by
the force of momentum, ,andmeans, for'returning,
40 ‘the support into, position to receive afresh bob-1
F1. In a device of the typeindicated, a pivotally
mounted support, means for normally holding the
support in substantially horizontal position, a sub
stantially, vertical bobbin-supporting I spindle on
the support positioned laterally of andpremotely
from its pivotal axis, and means for rocking the
support to move the spindle andjbobbin axially
through an are, said bobbin being automatically
50? ejected by the force of vmomentum,,andjsair'l first
mentioned means, (including ‘means for j, returning
the support into position to receive a fresh bobbin.
spindle on the; arm positioned remotely from its
pivotal axis, said spindle being adapted to hold
‘bobbins, and manually-operative ‘means for rock- ,
ing'saidv arm on its pivot to swing the spindle
axially, through an arc to eject a spent bobbin by
theforce of momentum, said arm being auto- .
matically returned by gravity to‘ position the
spindle'to receive afresh bobbin.
9. ‘In a device of the type’ indicated, the com
bination of a spindle for holding bob-bins, means
forjmounting theyispindleto adapt it to move
axially through an are, an ejector movable rela
tively of the spindle, means for moving said
spindle through an arcand actuating the ejector
to ejectaspent bobbin therefrom, and means for
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returninguthe spindle into position to receive a
fresh bobbin,; H
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V 10. In a device of the type indicated, the com
bination, of a spindle for holding bobbins, means‘
for mounting the spindle to adapt it to tilt axially
through‘an are, an ejector normally positioned’
below the bobbin and movable longitudinally of
the spindledmeansforh simultaneously tilting, the
spindle andactuating the ejector to eject a spent
bobbin; and means for returning the spindle into
position to receive a fresh bobbin. '
'_ 11.‘ In a device of the type indicated, thecom
bination of ‘a, spindle .for holding bobbins, an
ejector‘normally positioned’b'elow the bobbin and
movable ‘longitudinally. of the spindle, means for
tilting the spindle to- move'a spent bobbin axially V,
through‘an are, said spent ‘bobbin being auto
matically ejected by they force 'of .momentum,
means for actuating the ejector during the tilt- '
ingj, of the spindle to 'augmentrthe force of
momentum, inejecting the bobbin, and means
forreturning the spindle into position to receive
a fresh bobbin.
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bination; of a tiltable spindle for holding bobbins,
7 5. In a; device of theetype indicated, the com-' a pivoted lever having one end normally posi
bination of a pivoted arm,;_a spindle for bobbins tioned adjacent the spindle and below the bobbin
.55 on said arm positioned at one side of its vpivotal and‘ movable longitudinally of 'the' spindle asthe‘ i5.
axis and extending at right-angles-thereto, said lever is ‘rocked, means for tiltingthe spindle and
arm and spindle lyingin a plane extending‘atv rocking the lever to‘ eject a spent bobbin,‘ and
right-angles to the pivotal axis of the'arm, means means for returning said spindle into position ‘to’ ,
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for rocking said arm ,toeausej the/spindle and a receive a fresh "bobbin.
13. In a device of the type indicated, ‘the comé [60;
V60 spent bobbin to be movedaxially through ‘an’arc,
the force of momentum onthe spent bobbin caus; bination of 'a‘pivoted arm‘, a spindle'on said arm
ing it to be automatically ; ejected from‘, ‘the for holding bobbins,»'an ejector carriedby said
spindle,and means for returning-the spindle into arm andrmovable relatively of the spindle, means
position tojreceive a fresh'bobbin.
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_ bination of a' pivoted arm, arspindle von said‘ arm“
located at one side'of its pivotaliaxis- and soTp'o-H
si'tioned' as to’move axially as thel'armlis‘rocked
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for rocking'the arm on its pivot and actuating.
the ejector ‘to eject a spent bobbin, and means
for returningthej'arm, to position the spindle to
receive a fresh bobbin. '
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and adapted toiholdlbobbins, manuallyéoperative bination of a pivoted arm, a spindle on said arm '
meansforirocking said" arm oniits' pivotto swing positioned. remotely from the pivotal axis thereof 70.1,
the spindle aXiaIIyLthrOugh an arc to‘ eject aspent and, lj‘exrt'éhdilng at" right-angles thereto, ‘said
bobbin'therejfroniiby the force'iof momentum, and spi dle being adapted to‘ hold bobbins,‘ an ejector
gravity-res‘ponsive'~v means for-‘returning vthe; arm onthe‘arm' movable longitudinally of the’ spindle,
to position the spindleto’receive afresh bobbin. means “for rockingthe arm to move‘thes‘pihdle.
17.1111 a'device‘fof the-type indicated;'a pivoted? ‘ axially- through" an are, means for "actuating‘th'e: 755'
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ejector during the rocking movement of the arm
to eject a spent bobbin, and means for returning
the arm to position the spindle to receive a fresh
bobbin.
15. In a device of the type indicated, the com
tion the spindle to receive a fresh bobbin.
‘
17. In a device of the type indicated, the com
bination of a pivoted support, a spindle on said
support postioned remote from its pivotal axis 5
bination of a pivoted arm, a spindle on said arm
with the axis of the spindle tangent to an arc
extending at right-angles thereto, said spindle
concentric with the pivotal axis of said support,
being adapted to hold bobbins, a lever pivotally
means for rocking the support to move the spin
dle axially through an arc to eject a spent bobbin
therefrom, means for returning the arm to posi 10
tion its spindle to receive a fresh bobbin, and a
chute for delivering a fresh bobbin onto the
mounted on said arm with its forward end nor
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being automatically returned by gravity to posi
mally positioned adjacent the spindle below the
bobbin and its opposite end extending rearwardly
of its pivot, means for rocking said arm to move
the spindle axially through an arc, and means for
engaging the rearward end of the lever as the
15 arm is rocked to cause its forward end to move
longitudinally of the spindle to eject a spent
bobbin therefrom.
16. In a device of the type indicated, a
counterbalanced pivoted arm suspended below
20 its pivot, a stop-member adjacent the arm for
normally holding the latter in horizontal posi
tion, a vertical spindle on said arm positioned
remotely from its pivotal axis, said spindle being
25 adapted to support bobbins, a lever pivotally
mounted on said arm intermediate its ends, one
end of said lever being positioned adjacent the
spindle and below the bobbin, an abutment on
the stop-member overlying the opposite end of
30 said lever, and manually-operated means for
rocking the arm about its pivot to move the spin
dle axially through an arc, said abutment on the
stop-member engaging one end of the lever as
spindle.
18. In a device of the type indicated, a pivoted
arm normally held in a horizontal position, a 15
vertical spindle on said arm positioned remotely
from and at one side of the pivotal axis of the
latter, said spindle being adapted to support bob
bins, manually-operated means for rocking the,
arm to move the spindle axially through an arc 20
to eject a spent bobbin therefrom by the force
of momentum, gravity-operated means for re-v
turning the arm to position the spindle to receive '
a fresh bobbin, and a chute for directing a fresh
bobbin onto the spindle.
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19. In a device of the type indicated, a sup
port, a spindle on the support for mounting a
bobbin having an axial bore, and a chute posi
tioned angularly with respect to the- axis of the
spindle for guiding the bobbin to aline the bore‘ 30
at its end with the end of the spindle, said bobbin
being automatically rocked by its engagement
with the spindle from an angular to an axial
the arm is rocked on its pivot to move the oppo
position with respect to the spindle and away
site end of the lever longitudinally of the spin
dle to eject a spent bobbin therefrom, said arm
from the chute.
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ERNEST R. SWANSON.
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