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July 2,1946
R. R. RANEY
2,403,395
TYING MECHANISM
Filed Nov. 17, 1945
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July 2, 1946.
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TYING' MECHANISM
Filed NOV. 17, 1943
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Patented July 2, _1946 ì
UNITED STATES lPix'riazii'r carica
2,403,396
'rrING MEcHANIsM
Russell R. Raney, La Grange, Ill., assignor to Ini
ternational Harvester Company, a corporation
, of New Jersey
AppllcationNovember 17,1943, Serial No. 510,582
1s claims. (o1. ioo-g-zo)
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This inventionrelates to a tying mechanism.
More specifically, it relates to a tying mechanism
forabaler.
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Figure 2 is a plan view of a portion of the
structure shown in Figure l of the. tying means;
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line
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3-3 of Figure 2;
It may »be desirable for various reasons that a
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.Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line
pick-up baler have a feed opening in its ver
tical side. If the feed opening is in the verti
cal side ofthe baling chamber, the tying means
should be vertically arranged. The tying mech
4-4 of Figure 3:
Figure 5 is a sectional view similar to Figure
4 with certain parts in a different position:
Figure 8 is a sectional view ltaken on the line
anism per se should be on top of the baling
of Figure 4;
chamber, and the means by which the tying 10 H
Figure 7 is a sectional View taken on the line
' strand is tied across the baling chamber to the
1-1 of Figure 4;
tying means should move from a position below
the baling chamber and vertically up across the
baling chamber.
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, The tying strand feeding means in its exs
treme yposition below the baling chamber requires
some protection. and it is necessary that this
extreme .position below the baling chamber be
.
Figure 8 is a perspective view of a portion
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of thetyingmeans;
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n Figure 9 is a perspective view of a single ele
ment of the tying means :and
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Figures 10 to 15, inclusive. are perspective views
of the novel tying means of the present inven
tion in different positions.
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not so low as to come to ground level. The
reference character I0 designates a pick
present application has to do with a tying means 20-upThe
baler comprising generally a side-mounted
designed to avoid certain difficulties arising when
the parts thereof are placed as discussed above.
An object of the present invention is to pro
vide an improved tying means.
pick-up device Il in relation to a longitudinal
baling unit I2. The-pick-up baler is shown more
completely in the copending application of Crumb
et al., Serial No. 466,460, ñled November 21, 1942.
Another object is the provision of an improved 25„ The
baling unit I2 includes abaling chamber I3
tying means for a baler.
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having an opening I4 in a vertical side thereof
A further -object is to provide an improved
and a baling plunger I5 mounted in the balin'g
tying means for use with a baler having a feed
chamber I3 for reciprocation. The baling
opening in the vertical side thereof.
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plunger I5 is actuated by a connecting rod I6
so
Other objects will appear from the disclosure.
driven by a crank Il. The crank vI'I ln turn
According to the present invention, a novel f
is driven by a power take-oil shaft I8 extending
tying mechanism involves a vertically moving
needle having a pivoted end portion. The needle
v from a tractor, not shown, and connected with
the crank I‘I through power-transmitting means,
not shown. The forward portion of the baling
ber. and upon reaching the upper end contacts 35 unit I2 has a hitch structure IIB carrying a clevis
. moves vertically upwardly across a baling cham
a cam track‘that causes the pivoted end >to bend
with respect to the remainder of the needle and
move along the topof the baling chamber. The
20 for connecting the pick-up baler I0 yto the
aforementioned tractor, not shown. Also con
nected with the -.power take-ofi shaft I8 through
tying operation is performed by a bill-hook, and
the power-transmitting means is a shaft 2 I, which
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the knot formed by the bill-hook is removed
extends upwarc‘dy and rearwardly and connects
from the bill-hook by movement of the tied bale
through a universal `joint 22 with a crank struc
through the balingchamber caused by the com
ture 23 which operates packing members 24.y
pressing of additional material to be baled
These packing members serve to move material
a baling plunger. The f
against the tied bale by
to be baled, such as hay, from a transverse plat
arcuate needle is secured to an arm pivotally 45 form, not shown, Ibehind the pick-up device II
connected to the baling chamber for providing
the arcuate needle with circular movement.
There is provided beneathl the baling chamber a
member faced with braking material that serves
laterally through the feed `opening I4 into the
heling chamber I3. The baling plunger I5 com
presses the material within the chamber into a
bale, and it is tied with the- improved mech
50
to brake the arcuate needle and arm in one
anism nowtobe described. „
extreme position.
As seen in Figure 2, the rear end of the crank
In the drawings:
structure 23 carries a longitudinal shaft 26 to
Figure 1 is a side view of a pick-up baler
which is secured a bevel gear 2B. The bevel gear
employing the novel tying mechanism o! the‘ 55 2l meshes with a bevel gear 21 formed on a
present invention;
f sacaste
sleeve $26, which has an enlarged portion 26 serv"
ing as part of a clutch. The clutch portion te
AA spring 66 is connected between 'the link
engages a clutch part 36 secured to a transverse
shaft 3 I. The‘shaft 3| is journaled at one end in
a bracket extension 32 formed on a top 33 of the
the hollow member 56 has a circular tubular perf
tion 36 through which the tying strand 56 ex
tends. The tying strand extends to a holder ‘lc
baling chamber I3. The other end of the shaft
3| is journaled in a vertical bracket extension 34
and
the hollow member 56. As shown in Figure ‘1,
for a coil of the strand secured to one side of
the baling chamber I3. Figure 1 shows the
formed on the top 33 of the baling chamber I3.
holder 10 for one cord 55 for one arcuate needle
, The clutch part 30 is secured to the shaft 3| by
56, and at the opposite side of the baling cham
a key 35 and carries an inner segmental gear 10 ber is another holder, not shown, for the other
portion 36 and an outer segmental gear lportion
cord 55. . _
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31. A member 36 secured to the shaft 3| by a
Figure 4 shows the needle 56 in its lowermost
key 38 carries inner and outer segmental gear
position beneath the baling chamber I3. The
portions 40 and 4I similar to the gear portions
hook portion 66 of vthe member 61 engages the
36 and 31. A bevel gear 42 secured to a vertical 15 notch 65 in the linkV 63, preventing longitudinal
shaft 43 supported on the top 33 meshes with the
movement of the link 63/ in the hollow member
inner segmental gear 36. Secured to the shaft
59, thus preventing pivotal movement of the end
l43 is a cord holder disk 44. This disk l44 rests part 51 of the needle. The hook portion 66 is
against a cord holder plate 45 carried 'on a bolt
held in engagement with the notch 65 by meansv
46 (Figure 8). 'I'he disk 44 and plate 45 con 20 of an arcuate channel 1I secured to transverse
stitute a complete cord holder 45a. The b'olt 46
s1eeves'12 mounted upon bolts 13. ~ The b’olts 13
extends upwardly and is threaded in a bracket
are supported by side arcuate angle members 14
41 which is supported upon the shaft 3| and
secured under and on opposite sides of the baling
carries the upper end of the shaft 43 in the gear
chamber I3.
42 to provide a journal support for the same. 25
>Figure 4 shows only a very small mass of untied
Similarly, there is a second> bevel gear 42 ‘engag
and unbaled material 15 in the baling chamber I3.
ing the inner segmental gear 40 .on the member
Material is fed by the crank packer structure 23
38, which bevel gear is'seoured to the upper end
into the baling chamber through the feed opening
of a second vertical shaft 43 carrying at its lower
I4 and is compressed by the baling plunger I5
end another cord holder disk 44..` As described in 30 until a predetermined amount is reached. as shown
the other unit this second cord holder disk 44
in Figure 5. When a predetermined amount of
rests against a cord holder plate 45 secured to a
similar bolt 46 threaded into a bracket. 41 sup
‘ ported upon the shaft 3|.
A bevel gear 49
meshes with the outer segmental gear 31 and is
secured to a suitably supported shaft 50 (Figures
4 and 8) carrying at its lower end a bill-hook 5I
"'fformed of cooperating relatively movable jaws
material has been reached, automatic means
causes an engagement between the clutch portion
29 of the sleeve 26 and the clutch part 30 so that
rotation of the part 28 causes the part 30 and
the shaft 3| to commence rotating.
The gear
segments 36, 31, 40, and 4| rotate, and upon
reaching the properA position engage the bevel
gears 42 and 49, causing them to rotate. These
52. The one jaw 52 has secured to it a follower «
54. Similarly, there is an 40 in turn cause the bill-hook 5I and the cord holder
53 engaging a cam
other corresponding
the outer segmental
`This bevel gear 49 is
ing at its lower end
bevel gear 49 meshing with
gear 4I on the member 38.
secured to a shaft 50 carry
a bill-hook 5| composed of
disk 44 to rotate. 'I'he shaft 3| has secured to
one end, by a key 16, a cam 11 having a track
18 engaged by a follówer 19 carried by a bell
crank 80. The bell-crank 80 is connected by a
relatively movable jaws52. The bill-hook 5I and 45 link 8| to one arm 6I. Rotation of the cam 11
the cord holder 45a are old per se and are asso
causes an angular movement of the bell-crank
ciated with one another in an old and well
80 that is transmitted through the link 6| to the
known manner, as shown in the patent to Benja
arm 6|. The arm 6| moves clockwise, as viewed
min 865,754, September 10, 1907.
in Figure 1, causing the arcuate needles 56 to
Figures 4 and 10 show the end of a cord or 50 move upwardly through the baling chamber I3
tying strand 55 held in the cord holder and ex
toward the position of Figure 5, and to feed the
tending across the bill-hook 5|, around a guide
tying strand 55 in the form of a bight across the
55a, along the upper side of the baling chamber
baling chamber I3. Secured to the top member
I3, then vertically down across the baling cham
33 o-f the baling chamber I3 is a pair of arcuate
ber I3 to the bottom thereof and along the bot 55 tracks 82. When the pivoted end part 51 of the
tom.. The tying strand 55 then enters an arcuate
needle reaches the top of the baling chamber I3.
~needle 56 now to be described. This arcuate
needle 56 includes an end part 51 pivoted at 58
on a hollow member A59. 'I'he end part 51 carries
the roller 60a thereon moves into engagement
with -'the arcuate cam track 82, and the part 51
thus pivots with respect to the hollow member
rollers 60 and 60a. l'I'l'ie hollow member 53 is 60 53, vas shown in Figure 5, moving in a general way
secured to a tubular member 66h secured in turn v. along the top of the baling chamber I3. This
to arms 6|„as shown in Figure 6. The arms 6I
pivoting may take place because the member 61
are pivotally connected, as indicated at A62, to
has moved out of engagement with the arcuate
opposite vertical sides of the baling chamber I3.
channel 1I , permitting disengagement of the hook
Only one arcuate needle 56 has been described, 65 portion 66 from the notch 65. Figure 1l shows
but there are two such needles, Figure 6 showing
the relation of the end portion 51 to the bill-hook
_two hollow members 53 secured to the tubular
5I and the cord holder just before pivoting of the
member 60h. For each arcuate needle 56 there
end part has taken place. Figure l2 shows the
is a link 63 pivotally connected at 64 to the end
relation of these parts after the pivoting of the
part 51 at one end and having at the other end a 70 end part has taken place. The portion of the
» notch 65. 'I‘he notch 65 is‘engaged by a hook
cord 55 fed across the baling chamber I3 by the
portion 66 formed on a member 61 mounted on
arcuate needle 56 now extends across the bill
the tubular member 60D. Thus the end part 51
hook 5I and into engagement with the cord holder
is held in general arcuate alinement with the ' 'disk 44. Thereupon, engagement of the inner
member 59 against pivoting with respect thereto.
‘ gear segment 46 with the bevel gear 42 causes the
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have to be shifted so that in its lowermost posi
cord holder disk I4 to rotate and grip the portion
tion it would come dangerously close to ground
of the cord 55 extended across it, as shown in
level. By providing the center of movement 52
Figure 13. Simultaneously, the engagement of
of the arcuate needle 56 on the sides of the baling
the inner gear segment 40 with the bevel gear 42
chamber i3 abouthalf way between the top and
causes the bill-hook to rotate and form a loop
bottom, applicant has been able to keep the ar
about itself in the two portions of the cord 55,
cuate needle 56 safely away from the ground in
as shown in Figure 13. Further rotation of the
the lower-most position of Figure 4. However,
bill-hook in the cord holder partcauses the cord
this arrangement has required that the end part
55 to move into Yengagement with a knife 83 se-ïy
51 of the needle be pivoted with respect to the
cured to the cord holder'plate 45, as shown in 10 member 59 thereof. This entire arrangement is
Figure 8. The knife severs the cord, and the bill
of special significance to a pick-up baler that -has
hook` moves to the position of Figure 14 in which
a feed opening in a vertical side of the baling
the jaws thereof have opened and closed upon
chamber, since this necessarily involves vertically
parts of the cord 55. Then the arcuate needles
arranged and vertically moving tying parts.
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56 are withdrawn to the position of Figure 4.
However,_it should be understood that the mov
The end part 51 of each needle 55 tends to return
ably connected or pivoted end of the needle is
togeneral arcuate alinement with the member 58
not to be limited to pick-up balers but may be
' upon withdrawal of the needle sufficiently to dis
applied wherever tying is to be accomplished.
engage the end part 51 from the cam track 82
As previously described with reference to Fig
because the spring 68 pulls- the link 63 back. The 20 ures 14 and l5, removal of the knot formed in the
arcuate channel 1I reengages the part 51 causing
cord or tying strand 55 is accomplished by move
the hook portion 66 to reengage the notch 55,
ment of the tied mass of material through the
causing the end part 51 again to be held in gen
bale chamber by the pressing oi' more material _
eral arcuate alinement with the member 59.
Thereupon, more material is fed into the baling
chamber, and the plunger, acting against this
2.5
by the balingv plunger I5. This feature is sub
mitted as novel.
The arrangement of the strip 85 and its facing
81 of braking material for braking the arcuate
needles 55 'on their return to the position of Fig
additional material, causes the mass of material
15 surrounded by the cord 55 to move through
the baling chamber. A comparison of Figures 14
and 15 will illustrate this movement. Reference 30 ure 4 is also believed to be novel.
The intention is to limit the invention only
‘characters 84 and 85 designate horizontal and ver
within the scope of the appended claims.
tical portions of the cord surrounding the mass
What is claimed is:
of material 15 and thus indicate the top and end
1. In combination, means forming a chamber
for a massof material t0 be tied, a supporting
of the baled mass. Their positions in the two
figures will show that they have moved with re
spect to the bill-hook 5I. This movement of the
baled material 15 surrounded by the cord 55
member movable across one side of the mass, >a
tying-strand-carrying element movably connected
through the baling chamber I3 causes the knot «
formed in the cord 55 to be pulled off the bill
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hook 5I -and completed as shown in Figure 15.
Secured yieldingly to each arcuate angle mem
'ber 14 is a fiat spring element 86 upon which is
placed a facing 51' of braking material. The.
facing 81 lies in the path of the tubular member
50h so that the facing engages the tubular mem
ber upon return of the needles 56 to the position
of Figure 4 so as to yieldingly brake or cushion
the needles and arms 6I and prevent injurious
contact of the parts with the under side of the
baling chamber I3.
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to the supporting member, means for moving the
supporting member across the said one side of the
mass to bring the element across the said one
side to an adjacent side of the mass, and means
positioned at the said adjacent side to cause the
element to move along ythe said adjacent side of
the mass.
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2. In combination, means forming a chamber
for a mass of material to be tied, a supporting
member movable across one side of the mass, a
tying-strand-carrying element movably connected
to the supporting member, means for moving the
50 supporting member across the said one side of
the vmass to bring the element across the said _one
side to an adjacent side of the mass, tying means
positioned at the'said adjacent side, and means
positioned at the said adjacent side to cause the
55 element to move along the said adjacent side of
The relationship of the end part 51 of the needle
55, the bill-hook 5I, and the cord holder illus
trated in Figures 10 to 15, inclusive, is not novel
with the present application but is substantially
as shown in the aforementioned Benjamin patent.l
the mass tothe tying means.
One novel feature in the present application lies
3. In combination, means forming a chamber
in the pivotal connection of the end part 51 with
for a >mass of material to be tied, a supporting
the hollow member 55 and the cam track 82 for
member pivotally mounted at a point between two
causing the end part 51 to pivot and to move gen
sides of the mass so as to be movable
erally along the top of the baling chamber I3. 60 opposite
across an adjacent side from one opposite side to
It is this pivotal connection of the end part 51
the other opposite side, a tying-strand-carryingand the movement of it along the top ofthe bal- ,
element movably connected to the supporting
ing chamber I3 that makes possible a proper
member, means for moving the supporting mem
tying of the bale and the desired relationship of
across the said adjacent side of the mass from
the parts which accomplish the tying. If the end 65 ber
the said one opposite side to the said other oppo
part 51 did not pivot and did not move along the
site side to bring the element to the said other
baling chamber I3, it _would continue upwardly
opposite side, and means -positioned at the said
above the baling chamber, and the tying would
other opposite side to cause the element to move
have to take place so far from the mass of mate
along
the said other opposite side.
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rial being baled that the bale would be tied too
4. In combination, means forming a chamber
loosely. If the endpart„51 were to occupy the
for a mass of material to be tied, a supporting
positions with respect to the bill-hook 5I and the
' member pivotally mounted at a point between two
in
Figures
10
to
15,
inclusive,'
cord holder shown
opposite sides of the mass so as to be movable
,without a pivoting of the end partwith respect
to the member 59, the arcuate needle 56 would 75 across an adjacent side from one opposite side to
acoaace
the other opposite side. a tying-strand-carryine
element movably connected to the supporting
said portion of the needle in arcuate alinement
With the remainder, means for moving the arcu
member, means for moving the supporting mem
ber across the said adjacent side or the mass from
ate needie through the baling chamber from the
said one side thereof to the other side, and means
positioned at the said other side ofv the 'paling
the said one opposite side to the said other oppo-4
site side to bring the element to the said other op
chamber for engaging the tying-strand-carrying
posite side, tying means positioned at the said
portion ci.’ the arcuate needle upon its arrival at
other opposite side of the mass, and means posi
the said other side to cause the said portion to
tioned at the said other opposite side to cause the
pivot about the remainder of the needle and to
element to move along the said other opposite side 10 move along the baling chamber.
to the tying means.
9. lin combination, a baling chamber extending
5. In combination, means forming a chamber
in. a certain direction, a plunger' mounted in the
for a mass to be tied, a supporting member mov
chamber for reciprocation in the said .certain
able from one side of the mass to the vopposite
direction, tying means for feeding a tying strand
side across an adjacent side, a carrying element 15 from one side oi' the baling chamber to the other
movabiy connected to the supporting element and
side, said means comprising a needle having a
adapted to carry one end of a tying strand having~
tying-strand-carrying portion at one end mov
the other end held at the said opposite side of the
ably connected ‘with the remainder of the needle
mass and extending around the mass, means for
so m to be movable out of general alinement With
moving the supporting member and carrying ele
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the remainder, means yieldingly holding the said
portion and the remainder in general alinement,
bring the tying strand to the said opposite side ofV
means moi/ably mounting the needle for' pivoting
the mass, and means positioned at the said oppo
about an axis between the aforementioned sides
site side of the mass to cause the element to move
of the baling chamber, means for moving the
along the said opposite side and to bring the said 25 needle through the baling chamber from the said
one end of the tying strand to the other held end.
one side thereof to the said other side, the tying
6. In combination, means forming a chamber
strand-carrying portion first, and a tra/cir posi
for a mass to be tied, a supporting member mov
tioned at the said other side of the paling cham
able from one side of the mass to the opposite side
ber for engaging the tying-strand-oarrying por
across an adjacent side, a carrying element mov 30 tionl oi the needle upon its arrivai at, the said
ably connected to the supporting element and
other side to cause the said portion to move with
adapted to carry one end oi' a tying strand ha respect to the remainder oi the needle and to
ing the other end held at the said opposite side of
.move along the baling chamber.
ment ìacross the said adjacent side of the mass to
the mass and extending around the mass, means
10. In combination, baling means comprising
for moving the supporting member and carrying 35 a chamber
extending in a certain direction and
element across the said adjacent side of the mass
a »plunger mounted in the chamber for reciproca
to bring the tying strand to the said opposite side
tion in the said certain direction, means for ’i’eed
of the mass, tying means positioned at the said
ing a tying strand from one side of the bale cham
opposite side of the mass adjacent the held end of
ber to the other, comprising an arm pivotally
the tying strand, and means positioned at the said 40 mounted at one end on the baling chamber be
opposite side of the mass to cause the element to
move along the. said opposite side and to brine
the said one end of the tying strand to the other
held end and the tying means.
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7. In combination, means forming a balins
chamber, and means for passing a tying strand
through the baling chamber fromone side there
tween the aforementioned sides thereof, an arcu
ate needle having' one end secured to the other
end of the arm and having at the other end oi’
the needle a portion pivotally connected to the
remainder thereof, means yieldingly holding the
said portion of the needle in »general arcuate
alinement with the remainder thereof, a track
of to the other side, said means comprising a
positioned' at the said other side of the bale
needle having a tying-strand-carrying portion at
chamber, and means for moving the needle from
one end pivotally connected to the remainder of 50 the said one side of the bale chamber to the said
the needle so as to be movable out of general
other side and causing the said end ,portion of
alinement with the remainder, means yieldingly
the needle by contact with the track to move out
holding the portion and the remainder in general
of general arcuate alinement with the remainder
alinement, means movably mounting the other
of the needle and along the track.
end of the needle at the said one side of the baling 55
il. In combination, a baling chamber extend
chamber, means for moving the needle through
ing in a certain direction, a plunger mounted in
the baling chamber from the said one` side thereof
the baling chamber for reciprooation in the said
to the other side, the tying-strand-carrying por
certain direction, the baling chamber being
tion first, and a track positioned at the said otherV
adapted to hold a mass of material to be baled
side o'f the baling chamber for engaging the tying 60 by the compressing action of the baling plunger
strand-carrying portion of the needle upon its
and to be tied by a tying strand extending from
arrival at the said other side to cause the said
a' held end at one side of the baling chamber and
portion to pivot about the remainder of the needle
across the baling chamber to the opposite side
and to move along the baiing chamber;
thereof, tying means positioned at the one side
8. In combination, means forming a baling 65 of the baling chamber adjacent the held end of
chamber, and means for passing a tying strand
the tying strand, and means for feeding a por
through the baling chamber from one side there
tion oi’ the tying strand in the form of a bight
of to the other side', said means comprising a.
from the said other side of the baling chamber
mounting arm pivotally connected at one end to
to the said one side to bring part of the bight
the baling chamber, an. arcuate needle secured 70 into
engagement with the tying means for tying
by one end to the other end of the mounting arm
and having a tying-strand-carryin'g portion at the
I the held end of the tying strand to the said part
of the bight, said feeding means comprising a
member having an end portion pivotally. con
with the remainder, means yieldingly holding the 75 nected with the remainder of the member and
other end «pivoted on the remainder of the needle
so as to be movable out of arcuate alinement,
being mounted for movement across the balinz
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' said ons side thereof, the said end portion ñrst,
14. In combination, a baling chamber extend
ing in a certain direction, a plunger mounted in
and m ans positioned at the said one side of
the baling chamber for engaging the said end
portion of the member upon its arrival at the
said one side of the baling chamber to cause the
said end- portion vt0 pivot with respect to the
remainder of the member and to move along the
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engagement of the end portion with the previ
ously mentioned means.
chamber from the( said ~other side thereof to the
the baling chamber for reciprocation in the said
certain direction, the baling chamber being
adapted to hold a mass of material to be baled
- by the compressing action of the4 baling plunger
and to be tied by a tying strand extending from
12. In combination, a baling chamber extend 10 a held end at one side of the baling chamber and
across the baling chamber to the opposite side
ing in a certain direction, a plunger mounted in
thereof,v tying means positioned at the one side
the baling chamber for reciprocation in the said
of the baling chamber adjacent the held end of
certain direction, the baling chamber being
the tying strand, and means for feeding a por
~adaptedto hold a mass of material to be baled
tion of the tying strand in the form of a bight
by the compressing action of the baling plunger
from the said other side of the baling chamber
and to be tied by a tying strand extending from
to the said one side to bring part of the bight
a held end at one side of the baling chamber
into engagement with the tying means for tying
and across the baling chamber to the opposite
the held end of the tyingl strand to thesaid part
side thereof, tying means positioned at the one
side of the baling chamber adjacent the held end 20 of the bight, said feeding means comprising a
vmember having an end portion pivotally con
of the tying strand, and means for feeding a
nected with the remainder of the member and
portion of the tying strand in the form of a
normally generally alined therewith and being
bight from the said other side of the baling cham
mounted for movement across the baling cham
ber to the said one side to bring part of the bight
into engagement with the tying means for tying 25 ber from the said other side thereof to the said
said one side to the tying means. ‘
the held end of thetying strand to the said part
one side thereof, the said end portion first,
tion of the tying strand in the form of a bight
of a bight from the said other side of the bal
means positioned at the said one side of the bal
of the bight, said feeding means comprising a
ing chamber for engaging the said end portion
member having an end ‘portion pivotally con
of the member upon its arrival at the said one
nected With the remainder of the member and
being mounted for movement across the baling 30 side of the baling chamber to cause the said
end portion to pivot out of general alinement
chamber from the said other side thereof to the
with the remainder` of the member- and to move
said one side thereof, the said end portion first,
along the said one side to the tying means,
means positioned at the said one side of the bal
means for yieldingly returning the saidv end por
ing chamber for engaging the said end portion
tion of the member to general alinement with
of the member upon its arrival at the said one
the remainder thereof upon disengagement of
side of the baling chamber to ‘canse the -said end
the said end portion from the previously men
portion to pivot with respect to the remainder of
tioned means, and means-` for positively holding
the member and to move along the said one side
the end portion of the member- against pivoting
to the tying means, and means yieldlngly urging
the said end portion of the member into general 40 out of general alinement with the remainder be
fore engagement with the said previously -men
alinement withthe remainder thereof upon dis
tioned means. '
engagement of the said end portion of the pre
15. In combination, a baling chamber extend
viously mentioned means.
13. In combination, a baling chamber extend 45 ing in a certain direction, a plunger- mounted
in the baling chamber for reciprocation in the
ing in a certain direction, a plunger mounted in
said certain direction, the baling chamber .be
the baling chamber for reciprocation in the said
ing adapted to hold a mass of> material to be
certain direction, the baling chamber being
baled by the compressing action of the baling
adapted to hold a mass of material to be baled
by the compressing action of the baling plunger 50 plunger and to be tied by a tying strand extend
ing from a held end at one side of the baling
and to be tied by a tying strand extending from
chamber and across the baling chamber to the
a held end at one side of the baling chamber and
' opposite side thereof, tying means positioned at
across the baling` chamber to the opposite side
the one side of the baling chamber adjacent the
thereof, tying means positioned at the one side
of the baling chamber adjacent the held end 55 held end of the tying strand, and means for
feeding a portion of the tying strand in the form
of the tying strand, and means for feeding a por
from the said other side of the baling chamber to
the said one side to .bring part of the bight into
engagement with the tying means -for tying the
held end of the tying strand to the said part of) 60
the bight, said feeding means comprising a mem
ingl chamber to the said one side to bring part
of the bight into engagement With the tying
means for tying the held end of the tying strand
to the said part of the bight,»said feeding means
comprising a member having an end portion piv
otally connected with the remainder of the mem
ber having an end portion pivotally connected
ber and normally generally alined therewith and
with the remainder of the member and being
mounted for movement across the baling cham 65 being mounted for movement across the baling
chamber from the said other side thereof to the
ber from the said other side thereof to the said
.said one side thereof, the said end portion first,
one side thereof, the said end portion first,
means positioned at the said one side of the
means positioned at the said one side of the bal
ing chamber for engaging the said end portion
`baling chamber for engaging the said end por
tion of the member upon its arrival at the said
side of the baling chamber to cause the said end 70 one side of the baling chamber to cause the said
of the member upon its arrival at the said one
portion to pivot with respect to the remainder of
end portion to pivot out of general alinement
the member and to move along the said one side
to the tying means, and means for‘ positively hold
» with the remainder of the member and to move
along the said one side to the tying means, and
means for positively holding the end kportion of
ing the end portion of the member against pivot
ing with respect to the remainder thereof before 75 the member against pivoting out of general
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alinement with `the remainder thereof before en
gagement of the end portion with the previously
mentioned means, said holding means compris
ing a link connected at one end to the said end
portion of the member and having at the other
end a notch, an elementg~movably mounted at
the end oi’ the member' opposite the said pivoted
end portion and engageable with the notch in
the link, and means for holding the element in
adapted to holdv a mass ot material to be baled
and to be tied by a tying strand extending- from '
a held end at one side of the baling chamber and
engagement with the notch to prevent moves
certain direction, the baling chamber being
by the compressing action of the baling plunger
,
by the compressing action of the baling plunger
ment of the link and thus pivoting of the end'
portion oi' the member out of general aline
ment with the remainder of the member.
16. In combination, a baling chamber extend
ing in a certain direction, a plunger mounted in
the baling chamber for reciprocation in the said
adapted to hold a mass oi' material to be baled
12
certain direction, the baling chamber being
across the baling chamber to the opposite side
thereof, tying means positioned at the one side
of the baling chamber adjacent the held end of
the tying strand, and means for feeding a portion
of the tying strand in the form of a bight from
the said other side of the baling chamber to the
said one side to bring part of the bight into en
gagement with the tying means for tying the
held end of the tying strand to the- said part of
the bight, said feeding means comprising an arm
pivotally mounted between the said sides oi the
baling chamber, an arcuate member having an
end 'portion pivotally connected with the re
mainder of the member and normally generally
' and to be tied by a tying strand extending from 20 arcuately alined therewith and being secured by
a held end at one side of the baling chamber and
its other end to the arm, means for moving the
across the baling chamber to the opposite side
arm about its pivot to move the member across
thereof, tying means positioned at the one side
the baling chamber from the said other side
thereof to the said one side thereof, the pivoted
the tying strand, and means for feeding a por 25 end portion iirst, means positioned at the said
tion of the tying strand in the form of a bight
one side of the baling chamber for engaging the
from the said other side of the baling chamber
said end portion of the member upon its arrival
to the said one side to bring part of the bight
at the said one side of the baling chamber to cause
into engagement with the tying means i'or tying
the said end portion to pivot out of general arcu
the held end of the tying strand to the said part 80 ate alinement with the remainder and to move
of the bight, said feeding means comprising an
along the said one side to the tying means, and
arm pivotally mounted between the said sides of
means for positively holding the end portion oi
the baling chamber, a member' having an end
the member against pivoting out of general arcu
portion pivotally connected with the remainder
ate alinement with the remainder thereof before
oi’I the member and normally generally alined
engagement oi’ the end portion with thepre
therewith and being secured by its other end to
viously mentioned means, said holding means
the arm, means for moving the arm about its
comprising a link connected at one end to the
pivot to move the member across the baling cham
said end portion of the member and having at
ber from the said other side thereof to the said
the other end a notch, an element movably
one side thereof, the pivoted end portion first, mi' mounted at the end of the member secured to
means positioned at the said one side of thel
the arm and engageable with the notch in the
baling chamber for engaging the said end portion
link, and a guard positioned at the said other
of the member upon its arrival at the said one
side of the baling chamber for protecting the
side of the baling chamber to cause the said end
arcuate member and having a portion engageable
portion to pivot out of general alinement with 45. with the link for holding the element in engage
the remainder and to move along the said one
ment with the notch to prevent movement of the
side to the tying means, and means for posi
link and thus pivoting of the end portion of the
tively holding the end portion of the member
member out of general arcuate alinement with
against 4pivoting out of general alinement with
the remainder of the member.
the remainder thereof before engagement of the 50
18. In combination, a baling chamber extend
end portion with theV previously mentioned means,
ing in a certain direction, a baling plunger
said holding means comprising a link connected
mounted in the baling chamber for reciprocation
at one end to the said end portion of the member
in the said certain direction, means for feeding
and having at the other end a notch, an element
a tying strand across the baling chamber, said
movably mounted at the end o1' the member se
of the baling chamber adjacent the held end of
cured to the arm and engageable with the notch
in the link, and means positioned at the said ‘
55 feeding means comprising an arm pivotally
mounted on the baling chamber and an arcuate
member secured to the arm, the arm and member
other side of the baling chamber i'or -holding the
being oscillatable about the pivot mounting, an
element in engagement with the notch to prevent
arcuate guard positioned adjacent the baling
movement of the link and thus pivoting of the 60 chamber for protecting the member, and braking
end portion oi’ the member‘out of general aline
means associated with the guard for stopping the
ment with the remainder of the member.
arm and member in one extreme position of
1'?. In combination, a baling chamber extend
oscillation.
ing in a certain direction, a plunger mounted in
RUSSELL R. RANEY.
the baling chamber for reciprocation in the saidl 65
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