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Nov. 22,1938.
E. wj ASHTON
2,137,391
BRANDING DEVICE
Fiied May 12, 1937
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Nov. 22, 1938.
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2,137,891
BRANDING DEVICE
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Patented Nov. 22, 1938
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PATENT OFFICE.
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BRANDIN G DEVICE.
Ernest Ward Ashton, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
assignor to Industrial Patents Corporation,
Chicago, 111., a corporation of Delaware
Application May 12, 1937, Serial No. 142,274
11 Claims.
This invention relates to an improvedbrand
ing'device.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide
an improved branding device.
Other objects of the invention will be apparent
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from the description and claims which follow.‘
By way of illustration but without limiting the
scope of the invention, the device will be de
scribed as employing needle type die characters
10 and adapted for the tattoo branding of live ani
mals, meat carcasses or‘parts, and other articles
which it is desired to brand by imprinting below
the branded surface. The device comprises one
or more ?xed characters, for example, to denote
1-3 the identifying mark of the producer and one or
more series of selectable characters to designate
the article lot.‘ The selectable characters are
mounted upon rotatable wheels which may be
held in alignment with the ?xed characters.
In the drawings similar reference characters in
the several ?gures indicate similar elements.
Figure 1 is a side view of the branding tool.
Figure 2 is a. bottom plan view.
Figure 3 is an end view.
Figure 4 is a view, partly in section and taken
substantially on line 4—4 of Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a View, partly in section and taken
substantially on line 5—5 of Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a detail View, showing one of the
wheels mounting a‘series of selectable dies.
Figures 7 and 8 are detail views of the selecta
ble die holding‘ means.
Figures 9, 10 and 11 are detail views of the die
l8, each carrying a series of selectable die char
acters I8, are employed in the device of the
presentinvention. In the drawings each of the
rotors is shown carrying ?ve die plates ID. This
number is optional and may be increased or de
creased, within reason, according to . require
ments.
.
Annular hub flanges l9 and 20 are formed
integral with lateral faces 2| and 22 of rotors 18.
A trunnion 23 of reduced diameter relative to 10
?ange 20,. is formed integral with the ?ange 20
and concentrically ,with the rotors 18. Axial
bore 24 of less diameter than trunnion 23, passes
through rotors ‘l8 and may extend a substantial
depth into trunnion 23.
.15
Rotors l8 are mounted one against the other
and through their respective bores 24 on ,loose
shaft 25 and the trunnions 23 are rotatably jour
naled in suitable openings 26 and 21 in casing
members 2 and 3.
It will be seen that in the
rotor assembly the opposed ?anges I9 provide
suitable bearing surfaces 28 between rotors I8
and that ?anges 2!) provide suitable bearing sur
faces 29 for abutment between the rotors I B
and their respective casing members 2 and 3.
Rotors l8 are free to rotate relative to one an
other and are separately rotated by a thumb
wheel 30, secured as by screw 3| to the free end
of each of the trunnions 23. The positions of the
several dies carried on the rotors 18 may be
designated by suitable indicia shown on the
respective thumb wheels 30.
comprising sections 2 and 3 secured one against
the other as by bolts 4. Handle 5 is mounted
The desired selectable dies I!) are held in align
ment with ?xed dies l I by bolt members 32 slida
bly mounted for movement within depressions 33 35
in lateral faces 22 of rotors l8. A depression is
provided for each of the dies l0 carried on rotors
through neck 6 of the formed casing and is rigidly
IS.
secured as by bolt ‘l.
A boss 34 is formed integral with each of the
casing members 2 and 3, through which is pro
vided a suitable opening 35 for mounting the
pins and mounting therefor.
The branding tool is mounted within casing I,
40
(Cl. 101—30)
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The under surface of easing I is cut away as at
3, to provide open face ,9 through which the
selectable dies I!) are rotatably moved into brand
ing position in alignment with ?xed dies ll.
As shown in Figures '1 and 2, ?xed die plates
‘ II are tapered at either of their ends l2, and are
?xedly secured as by screw l3, between tapered
jaws I4 of clamps 55. A clamp l5 may be
formed integral with either of the casing mem
bers 2 and 3 or rigidly secured thereto in any
50 suitable manner.
As shown in Figures 4, 5 and 6, selectable die
plates l6 are rigidly mounted as by screws l6,
against flat peripheral surfaces ll of rotor l8,
and are rotatably mounted within casing l for
55 movement relative to ?xed dies ll. TWO rotors
bolt members 32.
The movements of bolt mem~
bers 32 are separately controlled by a spring
tensioned thumb lever 36 pivoted as at 3'! on
bracket 38, secured as by screws 39, to casing I. 45
'The free end 40 of thumb lever 36 passes through
slot 4| in boss 34 and engages transverse groove
42 in its respective bolt member 32. A spring
43, operable against each of levers 36, serves to
press bolt members 32 into depressions 33 and
thus hold rotors l8 and their respective dies I0
against rotatable movement.
When it is desired to change the selectable die
of either of the rotors, the respective thumb lever
is depressed whence the bolt member is removed , 55
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from the controlling depression.
The rotor is
then rotated by the thumb wheel until the de
sired die is brought into alignment with the ?xed
dies. The lever is then released and the bolt
member reseated into the depression correspond
ing to the selected die.
Spring 44 is secured as by screw 45 to casing I,
and is tensioned at its free end 46 against mova
ble dies I0. As shown in Figure 5, the end 46
10 of spring 44 abuts against ends 41 of die mem
bers l0. When changing the die on either of the
rotors i8, rotor I8 is rotated in a counterclock
wise direction, as shown in Figure 5, until the
desired die is moved past spring 44 and in sub
15 stantial alignment with the ?xed dies H. The
rotor i8 is then reversed until the desired die
abuts spring 44. This assures absolute mesh and
prompt seating of bolt member 32 into the corre
sponding depression 33.
20
In use, the several characters are ?rst applied
to a body of pigment and thence against the ar
ticle to be branded. The characters may be ap
plied to the article to be branded by a sharp im
pact blow of the implement or by pressure ap
plied against the back surface of the implement.
It will be seen that the needles serve to carry
the pigment beneath the surface of the branded
article.
The pins 48 forming the several dies are char
30 acteristically arranged in plate backings. A fea
ture of the present invention comprises clench
ing the pins adjacent their.set ends as at 49, as
shown in Figure 9, to provide shoulders or en
largements 50, such as shown in Figure 10, and
- thereafter setting the pins in type metal ac
cording to conventional practice. Pins formed in
this manner provide a more rigid setting and re
sist pulling from their respective plates during
withdrawal of the tool from the branded article.
vided in one of the lateral faces of its respec
tive rotor.
3. A branding implement comprising a pair of
rotors each having an axial trunnion formed in
tegral with one of the lateral faces thereof, a
loose shaft rotatably mounting the rotors with
the opposite lateral faces of the rotors one
against the other, a casing rotatably mounting
the trunnion of each of said rotors and having
an open face de?ning a branding surface, a se
means comprising a bolt member, one for each
rotor, mounted through said casing and movable 20
into and out of depressions provided in one of the
lateral faces of its respective rotor, and a spring
tensioned lever operable against the said bolt
member to urge the same into locking position.
4. A branding implement comprising a pair of 25
rotors each having an axial trunnion formed
integral with one of the lateral faces thereof, a
loose shaft rotatably mounting the rotors with
the opposite lateral faces of the rotors one
against the other, a casing rotatably mounting 30
the trunnion of each of said rotors and having
an open face de?ning a branding surface, a se
ries of branding characters secured against the
peripheral surface of each of said rotors and
movable into branding position relative to said
branding surface, means rotating each of said
rotors, means locking each of said rotors against
rotation whereby any one of the series of brand
the opposite lateral faces of the rotors one against
ing characters carried thereon will be secured
into branding position, said locking means com
prising a bolt member, one for each rotor, mount
ed through said casing and movable into and out
of depressions provided in one of the lateral
faces of its respective rotor, a spring-tensioned
lever operable against the said bolt member to
the other, a casing rotatably mounting the trun
urge the same into locking position, and means
I claim:
1. A branding implement comprising a pair of
rotors each having an axial trunnion formed in
tegral with one of the lateral faces thereof, a
loose shaft rotatably mounting the rotors with
10
ries of branding characters secured against the
peripheral surface of each of said rotors and
movable into branding position relative to said
branding surface, means rotating each of said
rotors, means locking each of said rotors 15
against rotation whereby any one of the series of
branding characters carried thereon will be
secured into branding position, said locking
nion of each of said rotors and having an open
operable to hold either of said rotors against
face de?ning a branding surface, a series of
rotation in one direction upon movement of the
branding characters secured against the periph
desired selectable character into branding posi
eral surface of each of said rotors and movable
tion whereby the depression corresponding to the '
selected character will be held in registry with
the rotor locking means.
into branding position relative to said branding
surface, means rotating each of said rotors, and
means locking each of said rotors against rotation
whereby any one of the series of branding char
acters carried thereon will be secured into brand
ing position.
2. A branding implement comprising a pair of
rotors each having an axial trunnion formed in—
tegral with one of the lateral faces thereof, a
60 loose shaft rotatably mounting the rotors with
the opposite lateral faces of the rotors one against
the other, a casing rotatably mounting the trun
nion of each of said rotors and having an open
face de?ning a branding surface, a series of
branding characters secured against the periph
eral surface of each of said rotors and movable
into branding position relative to said branding
surface, means rotating each of said rotors,
and means locking each of said rotors against
rotation whereby any one of the series of brand
ing characters carried thereon will be secured into
branding position, said locking means compris
ing a spring-tensioned bolt member, one for each
rotor, movable into and out of depressions pro
5. A branding implement comprising a pair of
rotors each having an axial trunnion formed in
tegral with one of the lateral faces thereof, a
loose shaft rotatably mounting the rotors with
the opposite lateral faces of the rotors one against
the other, a casing rotatably mounting the trun
nion of each of said rotors and having an open
face de?ning a branding surface, a series of
branding characters secured against the periph
eral surface of each of said rotors and movable
into branding position relative to said branding
surface, means rotating each of said rotors,
means locking each of said rotors against rota
tion whereby any one of the series of branding
characters carried thereon will be secured into
branding position, said locking means comprising
a bolt member, one for each rotor, mounted
through said casing and movable into and out of 70
depressions provided in one of the lateral faces
of its respective rotor, a spring-tensioned lever
operable against the said bolt member to urge
the same into locking position, and means in
cluding a spring member engageable with one
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of the end edges of the selectable characters and
operable to hold either of said rotors against
rotation in one direction upon movement of the
desired selectable character into branding posi
tion whereby the depression corresponding to the
selected character will be held in. registry with
the rotor locking means.
6. A branding implement comprising a pair of
rotors each having an axial trunnion formed in
10 tegral with one of the lateral faces thereof, a
loose shaft rotatably mounting the rotors with
and a series of characteristically arranged out
wardly projecting pigment carrying pins rigidly
set in said plate, said branding pins at their
set ends being provided with radial enlargements
rigidly secured intermediate the opposite faces of
said backing plate to prevent pulling of the in
dividual pins from the backing plate during
Withdrawal of the branding character from the
branded article.
9. In a branding implement, a detachable 10
branding character comprising a backing plate
the opposite lateral faces of the rotors one
and a series of characteristically arranged out
against the other, a casing rotatably mounting
Wardly projecting pigment carrying pins rigidly
the trunnion of each of said rotors and having
set in said plate, said branding pins at their set
ends being clenched to provide opposed radially 15
extended enlargements, said enlargements being
rigidly secured intermediate the opposite faces
of said backing plate.
15 an open face de?ning a branding surface, a se
ries of branding characters secured against the
peripheral surface of each of said rotors and
movable into branding position relative to said
branding surface, means rotating each of said
20 rotors, means locking each of said rotors against
rotation whereby any one of the series of brand
ing characters carried thereon will be secured
into branding position, and a. ?xed branding
character ?xedly secured to either side of said
25 casing in branding position relative to said ro
tatable branding characters.
7. A branding implement comprising a pair
of rotors each having an axial trunnion formed
integral with one of the lateral faces thereof, a
30 loose shaft rotatably mounting the rotors with
10. In a branding device, a casing, a rotor
rotatably mounted within said casing and pro
20
vided at its peripheral edge with a series of
branding characters, means operable through the
casing wall and into depressions provided in one
of the lateral faces of said rotor to lock each of
the series of branding characters into brand 25
ing position, and means operable against the
branding characters to secure the rotor against
rotation in one direction and to align the de
pression corresponding to the branding char
against the other, a casing rotatably mounting
acter moved into branding position with the ro 30
tor holding means operable through the casing
Wall.
the trunnion of each of said rotors and having
an open face de?ning a branding surface, a
rotatably mounted Within said casing and pro
the opposite lateral faces‘ of the rotors one
series of branding characters secured against the
peripheral surface of each of said rotors and
movable into branding position relative to said
branding surface, means rotating each of said
rotors, means locking each of said rotors against
40 rotation whereby any one of the series of branding
characters carried thereon will be secured into
branding position, and a ?xed branding char
acter ?xedly secured to either side of said casing
in branding position relative to said rotatable
45 branding characters, each of said branding char
acters comprising a series of outwardly project
ing characteristically arranged branding needles.
8. In a branding implement, a detachable
branding character comprising a backing plate
.11. In a branding device, a casing, a rotor
vided at its peripheral edge with a series of 35
branding characters, means operable through the
casing wall and into depressions provided in one
of the lateral faces of said rotor to lock each of
the series of branding characters into brand
ing position, and means including a yieldable 40
spring member secured at one end against the
casing and at its opposite end being operable
against one of the end edges of the branding
character moved into branding position to se
cure the rotor against rotation in one direction 45
and to align the respective depression with the
rotor holding means operable through the casing
Wall.
ERNEST WARD ASHTON.
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