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Nov. 15, 1938.
F. KNOWLES,
2,137,166
FUR CLIPBING'MAGHINE
Filed Oct. '5, 1936
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NOV. 15, 1938.
F_ KNOWLES
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FUR CLIPPING MACHINE
‘ Filed Oct. 5,‘ 1956
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Attorneys
Patented Nov. 15, 1938
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UNITED: STATES PATENT OFFICE '1
‘ Freeman Knowles, Northville; V N. Y.,, assignor of
one-half to Walker La Rowc,'Northville, N. Y.
7 ApplicationvOctober s, 1935,‘. serial No.~-1o4,1o2
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My invention relates generally to means for
clipping‘ and trimming furs; and an important
object of the invention'is to provide means where
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which are adapted» to'register ‘with the opening
de?nedby the suction’ pipe ?anges 9 and ID as ,
they come into registry therewith. ‘ The shaft 13
by the fur skins are exactly held While‘ being car- > extended beyond its supporting lug ‘land has a
pulley l'lrthereon which may be driven'by a suite 5 '
5‘ ried past a setof revolving knives which clip the‘
hair to any set length, whereby complete and ac
curate trimming of the skin is achieved in one
'ablevb_elt"(notshown) for revolving the cylinder
'l5at'the" required rate of speed.i ‘
operation, wherein the hair over the entire length i ~I-Iaving their opposite ends journaled in spaced
10‘ and
Another
width important
of the‘skin‘is
object
uniformly
of my invention'is'
clipped;- ‘ to , members of “ thesupport '5 areiroller shafts ‘l8, '
provide a simple and practical ‘arrangement ‘of
thisr'character which does not require extensive
handling of the skins;v and which can be operated
I9‘ andjZ?-which have trained-thereover'the belt (10
2| whose upper?ight 212 is ‘conformed to and runs
against theibottom of the revolving cylinder l5
as 'clearlys'hown in Figures 1 and 4.
‘by unskilled persons. ‘
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\Vertical projections 23 on the respective plates
l5~ Other important objectsv o'f'my inventionwill‘ -6 mounted L-shaped brackets 24 whichare pive l5
be apparent from a reading of the following de.-' , oted as indicated by the numeral 25 to the pro--' scription taken in connectionwith the drawings, jections and carry at‘ their outer ends or front ends
wherein for purposes of illustration 1 have shown the shaft 216 which mounts a heavy roller 21 over
preferred embodiments of my invention.‘ Y
which is trained a. belt 28 whose lower'?ight 29
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In the drawings:
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Figure 1- has a right hand elevational view of
an'embodiment of the‘invention.
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Figure 2 is a back view of Figure 1‘ taken‘ look
ing from right to left in Figure 1 with the cutter
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Fi‘gure 3 is a longitudinal vertical sectional
view taken through Figure 1 the section being
taken on approximately the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
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30,; taken‘ through Figure 2 the section being'taken
conforms to and rides upon ‘andis driven bycon-v 20
tact with the. surface of the upper part ofthe
revoluble drum l5. Another shaft 30 is supported
at" its opposite ends-byvarms-"3l‘ pivotedias indi
cated by- the 'numera1v32‘ to the back part of the
projections 23' and carries a smaller roller 33 over 25'v
which the belt '28 also'is trained. In addition‘ the
arm'silihavemounted thereon the beam 34 to
which are attached and from which depend the
pressure ?ngers‘35 which engage the’ back part
of the-cylinder l5 as clearly'shown in Figures 1 30
on approximately the line 4-4 of Figure‘ 2.
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remainingarms
in Figure
of the
2.‘ L-shaped
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levers 24
Figure 5' is a transverse verticalsectional view I and
_‘ taken through another embodimentiof my vin- ‘have, mounted thereon the shaft 36 which con
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In the drawings, and referring-?rst to the em
bodiment of the invention shown in Figures 1
tains the roller 31‘, The shaft 36 is mounted"
in a" slide bearing arrangement 38 on each'of the 35 5
armsof the'lever_s_24 which‘rby reason of-v which
through ‘4, the numeral 5 generally designates a A ‘a screw arrangements!) is adjustable to different
suitable support on which are "mounted v‘two end positions to ride against the upper flight 40 of the
plates 6 which are annular inform and have
4()"- radially'extending lugs ‘I which act as‘ journals
for the various roller 'shafts‘to be described. “ The"
annuli- 5 receive therethrough the suction pipe 8
which at a point between the plates 6" has tan
belt28..
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A contracting ‘spring H is stretched between 40’
the lower arm of each of the levers 24 and each
of the projections 23 as indicated in Figure 1 to
tension theroller Z1 and its belt 28 against the
gentially flaring sides -9 and I!) which de?ne a H upper part of the revolvingcylinder [5.
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4,57‘ suction opening therebetw'een facing the back of ‘ ond tensioning spring42 is stretched between'the 45
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machine.
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v roller part of each varm 3| and each of the, pro
J ournaled in the respective lugs ‘l are'the' upper "jection's 23~ as}illustrated in Figure 1 for tension
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and lower‘roller shafts II and I2; and thefront ing the‘ roller 33 against the upper back part‘ of
'. andback roller shafts >I~3"and M, ‘the shaft II .> the revolving cylinder and in addition to tension
5.0 5 having a surrounding roller ‘I I’, the shaft [2 a‘ the‘ spring ?ngers 35 against the back ofthe re- 50;
roller I2’, the shaft l3 a roller l3’ and'the shaft volving cylinder.v
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' 14 a roller l4’, ‘all of which rollers engage the
inner side of va cylindrical casing l5 which is
revoluble by reason of this arrangement and has
' 55 over its surface .the perforations :IS a portion of
Mounted'on the support 5 immediately .to the
rear of the revolving cylinder I5 is the cutter
cylinder 43‘ which is mounted on ‘a rotaryshaft
44 and is shielded by a shield 45. The cutter '55
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cylinder has conventional cutters 46 arranged
circumferentially thereof and in‘ shearing rela
tion to a stationary cutter 41 which lies in an
runs over a roller 20', a lower roller l9’ and a
approximately perpendicular plane and spaced
front roller l8’ corresponding to the similarly
numbered rollers in the ?rst described embodi
ment.
In the embodiment of the invention shown in
Figure 5 the skin to be clipped is laid on the
upper ?ight 52 of ,the belt back of the suction '
opening '56 and the belt carries the same along 10
until the opening 56 is reached, whereupon suc
below the lower ends of the ?exible ?ngers 35 as
illustrated in Figure 4. Suction is present in the
housing 43 in a conventional manner to draw
the loose ends of the hair'of the skin between
the cutters.
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of the ?ight 53 of the perforated belt 5| is the
upper ?ight 22' of the tensioning belt 2|’ which
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The skin is fed over the front upper part of - the
revolving. drum l5 so that the belt 28 tensions
the same against the upper part of the cylinder I. tion is transmitted from the conduit 55 through
and acts to make the same engage the cylinder the holes 51 in the belt to the skin, whereby the
evenly throughout the length and width'thereof, > skin is positively evenly held on the belt and
the skin being engaged by the lower ?ight 29 transportedtoward and into engagement with 15
of the belt, and the belt holds the: skinin engage‘?v , the springjy?ngers '60 which hold the same in
ment with the cylinder I5 until the cylinder with
the skin thus held thereon turns to a point where‘
the proper position for clipping of the hair there
of byitheknives. As indicated by the numeral
(ii the suction opening 56 extends down along
the perforations
suction pipe, l5whereupon
register with
the the
suction
opening
in' the"
in ' the back 'of the suction pipe 58 so as to retain the 20
suction pipe will strongly and evenly secure the suction ‘effect for. holding the skin until the
skin to the‘ exterior of the cylinder so that all same hasipasse'd- the clipping position; and‘has
unevenedges will be exactly held. The skin and’
alllparts'thereof thus held against the exterior
of the cylinder by suction, is carried down under
the tensioning ?ngers 35 until exactly in a posi
tion to have theiur thereof “clippedby the
cooperating knives 45 and 41.
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.' Thearrangements are such’ that as the
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leading
edge of the skin‘ passes the region of the 'clip
ping, the same :will engage betweengtherbelt 2|"
and the lower part‘ of the_cylinder;;and pass
from the region of‘ the suction-opening :'to
the bottom .of'the cylinder, the exact ‘position
ing' of the skin being maintained by the.:portion
of the ‘skin which is over the suction hole and
that. portionof the skin preceding the same
which is held in‘ place on the cylinder by the
belt 2i; whereby the skin, throughout its oper
ative engagement with the cylinder 15, is vheld
in anexact, smooth,,and even contact with the
drum, so: that absolutely uniform clipping 'of
skin until - the
skin has passed
position.
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cylinder l5northe perforatedbelt 51 has to-be
perforated over its’ entire width- and length or‘
circumference,‘ but may be perforated only in 39;
such portions, thereof as necessary to carry the
leading edge ofthe skin past the clippingknives
or cutters; the remainder ofthe' skin being then
held to the cylinder or belt by the spring pres—
sure ?ngers 35. Where-more than one type’ of
work is tobe done by one machine,.shields of
impervious material may be applied to a com-v
pletely perforated cylinder or belt to’ close off
the undesired perforations.
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Although I have shown and described herein
thexhair thereof throughout the length'and width
preferred embodiments .of my invention, it is to
be de?nitely understood that I do not desire to
limit’the application of the invention thereto,
of the skin is accomplished by passing the same
once through the machine. The position of» the
stationary knife 41 and of the rev‘oluble knives 45
may be altered7 to achieve the cutting of the hair
materials, and in the structure and arrangement
of the parts, ‘within the spirit of the invention
and the scope of the subjoined claim.
of the skin at-the desired length.
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In‘ Figure15‘ of the‘drawings another embodi
50 ment‘of the invention is‘ shown and'comprises
a large 'revoluble cylinder 50 which has-trained
thereover a perforated belt 5! which has a hori
zontal ?ight 5-2 which is the upper ?ight and an
angulated ?ight 53 which is the lower ?ight, The
55 upper ?ight 52 is passed across the horizontal top.
.5lt'ofi-a suction conduit 55 which has'in its top
an opening 55 whose presence causes the‘ exertion
of'sucti'on: through the holes or perforations 5'!
in the belt 5i. The conduit 55 is projected from‘
60 the suction pipe 53'around which the belt 55
moves as indicated, and brackets 59 projecting
from the conduit, carry spring ?ngers 58 which
bear against the back of the belt passing around
the pipe 58 as clearly shown in Figure 5 to guide
65 the skin‘. past ‘the fur cutting stationary knife 41'
and the revolving knivesnli?’, the latter being
mounted on a shaft 155’ which is driven from .a
suitable power source. An' overlying shield 4-5"
is provided'for’protecting. the‘. rotary cutter.
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engaged itsforward edge with the ?ight 22.’ of
the belt 2l'-, which then mechanically holds the
' Engaging the right hand portion of the bottom
and any change or changes may be made in the
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A machine for clipping the fur or hair or skins
comprising a cylinder having perforations there 60
in, means for rotating the cylinder, a suction
chamber inxthe cylinder having an opening there
in covered by a limited area of the inner circum
ferential part of the cylinder, means for creating a suction int-he chamber, clipping means ar
rangedadjac'ent that part of the cylinder which
is passing over- the openingaa supporting frame
for" the cylinder and clipping means, a pair of
pivoted arms carried byvthe frame‘, a roller car
ried by said arms,v a second pairof arms'pivoted
in the‘ frame, a roller ‘carried thereby, a belt
carried by the rollers and'having a portion con
tactingthe cylinder, in advance of .the clipping
means,- spring means for holding the arms with
the belt in engagement‘with the cylinder and
spring ?ngers carried by the second pair: of arms
and engaging the cylinder at a pointadialcent
the point where the clipping means engage the
fur or hair of the skins.
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