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J. R. GAMMETER
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J. R. GAMMETER
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BALL-WINDING MACHINE
Filed March 17, 1945
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BALL-WINDING MACHINE
Filed March 17, 1945
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Patented Oct. 1, 1946
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PATENT
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BALL-WINDING MACHINE
John R. Gammeter, Akron, Ohio
Application March 17, 1945, Serial No. 583,215
21 Claims. (Cl. 242-3)
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This invention relates to machines for apply
ing thread rubber, cord or other continuous ?ex
ible material, and in particular relates to ball
winding machines.
An object of the invention is to provide im 91
proved means in a ball or like winding machine,
whereby when the ?exible material being wound
on by a rotating Winder or material feed mecha
onto a ball or core is broken, or when the nor
nism, indicated generally at W.
mal continuity of the material is otherwise in
terrupted, operation of the'machine will be au
tomatically stopped to prevent snarling of the
Intermittent
' gear mechanisms, indicated generally at ll, are
10 provided in casings Ha, Ila for rotating the roll
Another object of the invention is to provide a
ers in various directions, whereby a compound
rolling action is imparted to the ball which will
result in constantly changing great circles of the
ball-winding machine having improved means for
automatically stopping operation of the'machine
This compound rolling action of the core C with
material.
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when a ball thereon has been wound to predeter
mined size.
Other objects of the invention Will be manifest
from the following brief description and the ac
companying drawings.
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Of the accompanying drawings:
Figure l is a front elevation, partly broken
away, of a ball-winding machine embodying the
features of the invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of Figure 1.
»Figure 2a is a fragmentaryplan view, partly
broken away, taken at the lower left hand corner
of Figure 2.
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Figure 3 is a fragmentary end elevation, viewed
substantially at 3-3 in Figure 2.
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winding plane through the center of core C, and
the holder members being carried by supports
l4 and I5 mounted as shown to be simultaneously
and uniformly separable against the yieldingac
tion of springs l6, Hi, to permit growth of core 0
as thread rubber R, for example, is wound there-
Figure 4 is a fragmentary end elevation, viewed
substantially at 4—4 in Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary cross-section, greatly
‘enlarged, taken substantially on line 5—5 of Fig
ure 1, illustrating the winder or feed mechanism.
Figure 6 is a rear elevation, partly broken away,
of the mechanism shown in Figure 5.
Figure 7 is a front elevation, partly broken
away, of the mechanism shown in Figure 5,
Figure 8 is a fragmentary view taken substan
tially at 8--8 in Figure '7.
Figure 9 is a schematic wiring diagram of the
electrical equipment embodied in the invention.
Referring particularly to Figures 1 and 2, there
is shown a golf-ball winding machine of conven
tional type, vsimilar to the machine disclosed in
applicant’s prior Patent No. 647,256, issued April
10, 1900, with reference to the principle utilized
core C being presented to said winding plane.
respect to the winding plane results in uniformly
spherical growth of the'winding.
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For the purpose of the present invention gear
ing in casings I1 is driven by a shaft l8, which
20 in turn is adapted to be driven by a belt l9 shift
able from an idler pulley 20 on said shaft to a
driver pulley 2| keyed thereon. To this end, the
belt I9 is manually shiftable at will between pul
leys 20 and 2!, by means of a belt-shifting yoke
23 pivoted at 23a intermediate the ends of an
elongated lever 24, which is pivoted at one end
thereof to a top supporting plate 25 of the ma
chine, as indicated at 26; The other end of lever
24 extends freely forwardly; .of the machine to
provide an operating handle therefor.
The lever 24 is normally yieldingly retained in
the inoperative position thereof shown in Figure
2. For this purpose a bar 21 is pivotally con
nected at one end to lever 24 at 23a and extends
laterally on the under-side of plate 25, the other
end of the bar having thereon .an o?-set lug 28
to which a rod 29 is connected to be slidably re
ceived through a recess in a bracket 30, secured
to said plate, so that a-compression spring 3|
40 received on rod 29, between the bracket and said
lug, will tend to urge bar 21 to the left (Figure 2)
as limited by engagement of an adjustable stop
7 nut 300. on the end of rod 29 against bracket 25a.
The lever 24 may be releasably retained in an
45 operative position thereof, in Which belt [9 drives
pulley 2!, as previously described, by means of
an electrically operated latch mechanism 33 of
known type, secured to the under-side of top
plate 25. Accordingly, there is provided a hooked ’
for winding thread rubber onto a ball core. Ac
cording to this winding principle a ball core C is 50 portion 34 on the end of bar 21, adjacent rod 29,
adapted to engage over a shiftable catch 33a of
yieldingly retained between two pairs of spaced
the latch mechanism, when lever 24 is urged to
rollers l0, l0 and II, II rotatably mounted in
the right against spring 3| (Figure 2), thereby
spaced holder members I 2 and IS, the pairs of
rollers being arranged with the respective axes ‘ to maintain the machine in operation until the
thereof in vertical planes parallel to a vertical 55 mechanism is again released. The latch mecha
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nism may be releasable at will by an operator
momentarily pressing a button 34a to close an
wardly of the machine to engage around a con
cave roller 6:“: mounted on said bracket extension
electrical circuit, to withdraw catch 33a, and
thereby permit spring 3! to urge lever 24 to the
54, the material then being guided rearwardly and
radially inwardly in said winding plane by means
left and stop the machine. Said electrical circuit
of a roller 66, also secured to said extension 5%.
A guide needle 81, of known type, is pivoted at
58 to bracket extension 64 with a bifurcated or
is indicated in the wiring diagram in Figure 9 by
lines 35 and 3% connecting lines L1 and Lcfrom a
suitable source of electrical sup-ply. Other elec
trical connections to. this latching device will be
described later.
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slotted free end thereof extending to be relatively
close to a ball or core C retained between the
10 holder members I2 and i3, so that the material
The winder or rotatable feed mechanism W,
for applying the material R to a core C is pri
marily a ring 38 which is mounted to rotate about
an annular track member 39 ?xedly supported
on top plate 25. The track 39 comprises an inner
bearing ring 390, and a radially outwardly ex‘
R passed through said bifurcated end will be
maintained in said winding plane. This arrange_
ment is such that when the machine is operated
as. previously described, to rotate the ring 38 si
multaneously with operation of said holder mem
bers to impart compound rolling movement to
tending annular ?ange 39b threaded thereon, and
is arranged so that the ring 38 will rotate con
core C, the thread material will be wound on the
alt-132, by the shaft l8 being driven as previously
described. That. is, the rollers it and ll of the
broken, means is provided for automatically stop
core in constantly changing great circles. The
tension of the material R, as applied to the ball
centrically around a core C in holders l2'and- l3.
Ring 28 is adapted to be rotated by meshing en 20 or core 0, is adjusted by means of the adjusting
device 5-? (see Figure 7).
gagement of external gear teeth 139 thereon with
Should the material R for any reason become
a gear ill, which is driven, through bevel gears
ping the machine so that the fault can be cor
holder members, and the winder ring 38 are op 25 rected. To this end, pivotally mounted at 10
on the extension 64 of bracket 5i may be an arm
erated as described,‘ simultaneously, by shaft i3
‘H, of electro-co-nductive material, which is
being driven through manual operation of lever
adapted to extend substantially in the direction
2=1ltoithe right toshift yoke 23 to move belt ill
of a chord of the inner periphery of an annular
from idler pulley 29 onto drver pulley 2 1.
Upon operation of releasing mechanism 33 to 30 track me'mebr 39a and to engage under the two
of the reaches formed by the material R extend
stop the machine ‘as set forth above, it is desir
ing rearwardly and forwardly in a loop about
able that ring 38 will not continue rotating due
roller 62-. Thus in norma1 operation of the ma
tol'momentum thereof, as such continued rota
chine one or both ‘of said reach-es of material R
tion would minimize e?ectiveness of safety auto
matic control means to be described later. To 35 engaging arm "H will prevent radially outward
swinging movement thereof, due to centrifugal
this end a brake ‘135 is pivotally connected at £26
force, when the ring 38 is rotated. The arm ‘H
to the machine frame to be. yiel'dingly urged, by
may have an. extension ‘ll-a on the side of pivot
a. tension spring 46a,’ into frictional engagement
19 opposti'e. thereto, to act as a counter-balance
with pulley 2! when lever 213 is released to inop
erative position. A suitable cam ill on bar 21 is 40 for e?icient operation. Fixedly secured on elec
trical insulators 's‘Z-‘on fixed track member 391)
adapted to engage an upwardly projecting ?ange
may be a contact ‘ring 73 of electro-conductive
158? on the brake to release the same, against the
action of spring- 46a, when lever 24 is operated
material, said ring being arranged concentric
to start the machine (see Figure 2a). By means
of a handle as. the brake iii-.5 is releasable to per- l‘
mu; rotation of- the winder W for operational
with ring 38 and with its inner edge in line with
arm ‘H (see. Figure‘ 5), whereby upon release of
the; arm ‘H by "disengagement. with the material
adjustment or setting purposes.
Referring particularly to ‘Figures 5 to 8, there
R, as described‘ (see Figures 5 and 6) the arm
will be swung radially outwardly by centrifugal
force as the. winder ring 3-8 is rotated, to make
is shown a reel-supporting bracket 5'! which is se
cured to ring 33 to‘ rotate therewith. This 50 an electrical connection with contact ring 13.
For the latter purpose the arm ‘H and ring 73
bracket is provided with spaced lugs 52 and 53
may be connected in an electrical circuit, in par
which are apertured to receive a removable pin
5'4,
may be locked against relative rotation
‘in ‘said apertures by means of a spring-pressed
‘d'etent 55“ The pin is quickly removable and ,j
insertable, from one side of the bracket, for ro
tatably receiving thereon a spool or reel 56 of
allel with the previously described circuit through
switch button 34, to the releasable latch 33 (see
Figure 9‘). Accordingly the arm ‘I! is connected
through line T5 to power line L2, and ring ‘i3 is
connected by line 16 through latching device 33
to power line L1, to complete the circuit. Thus if
the material R is broken during the operation of
thread-rubber or similar flexible material R. Ad
justable tension means is proveded at 5-‘! by which
yielding pressure is applied through a tension (ii) the machine for winding a ball, arm ll upon
engaging ring 13 will close the circuit through
member ‘58 lyi‘eldingly to engage one end of reel 56.
lines 15 and "i6- and latching device 33, thereby
Indicated generally at 69 is guide means for
releasing, bar 21 which is yieldingly urged by
directing the continuous thread rubber R from
spring 31 to move lever ‘M to its previously de
reel 55. to the. ball-winding plane, previously re
scribed inoperative position.
ferred to, this guide means being carried by ro- 7
As only a, momentary contact between arm ‘H
vtatabl‘e winder ring 38. In guide means 60 there
and ring 13 is required to release bar 21, means
is provided a rod 61, supported between lugs 52
is provided to. open the last described electrical
and 53 ‘of bracket 5!, around which the thread
rubber from reel 56 may be guided to clear the
inner periphery of track v3'5! and to extend rear- '
wardly thereof to be engaged around an annu
larly grooved roller 62, which is- carried by arm
v6-3 secured to a radially inward extension 613 of
‘said bracket (see Figures 5 to '7). ‘From roller
‘BIZ-the" thread rubber is trained to extend for
circuit when the machine is stopped. To accom
push this, a spring-pressed switch Tl may be
provided to have an operating pin 18 thereon en
'g'ageab'le by lever 24. when, it moves into said in
operative position, thereby to maintain switch ‘H
‘in open condition when the machine is not in
operation (see. Figures. 2 and 9).. Conversely,
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when lever¥24 is operated to start the machine
switch ‘I’! will close to set the circuit through
lines 15 and 16 in condition for subsequent use
as previously described when the thread mate
rial again becomes broken.
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Means may also be provided automatically to
stop the machine when a ball wound therein has
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substantialslackening of, the same, the arm .‘II
will be released to- contact the lringi'l3 in any
position of rotation of winder ring 38, which will
close the wiring circuit through lines 15 and 16
(Fl to operate latching device 33, and thereby auto
matically stop the machine. a
< Thus has been provided an improved ball or
like winding machine having means incorporated
therein whereby it will be automatically stopped
ure 2) extending from one holder support I4, at 10 immediately either upon the ball having grown to
predetermined size, or upon an interruption in
the side of the center line of the machine oppo
grown to predetermined spherical ‘size. This is
accomplished by provision of an arm 13 (see Fig
site to a pivotal point Ma of the support.
Yield
ingly and adjustably mounted on top plate .25
may be a switch‘ 8| having an operating pin .82
which is engageable by said arm 19 upon the
ball growing to'said predetermined size, thereby
the continuous feeding of the thread material to
the core C. Obviously, the machine is adapted
to be used for winding or applying materials
other than thread rubber, such as cord, steel
wire, steel tape, ?bre glass or other continuous
?exible material. Also, the invention is not lim
to close an electrical circuit (see Figure 9),
ited to use for winding golf-balls but may be
through a line 83 connecting power line L2, and
utilized for'winding the materials mentioned to
aline 84 connecting power 111167111 through the
releasable latching device 33. The last named 20 form or reinforce other articles, such as base
balls, hollow athletic balls, tubular articles, etc.
circuit is connected through latching device 33
It will be understood from certain character
inparallelism with the two previously described
istics of golf balls, pertaining particularly to
circuits therethrough. To obviate maintaining
standard diameters, weights, balance, resiliency
a closed circuit through line 83and 84 when the
upon impact with a golf club head, etc., that
machine is not in operation, a spring-pressed
golf ball manufacturing procedures must neces
switch 85 has an operating pin 36 engageable by
sarily be exacting to provide uniformity in pro
lever 24 upon latching device 33 being released,
duction. This uniformity, of course, is materi
in the manner previously described with refer
ally affected by any deviation from feeding the
'ence to switch 11.
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For operation of the'machine for winding golf . thread material through the machine under req
uisite normal tension. The expression “inter
balls, for example, continuous thread rubber or
ruption in the normal continuous winding of said
like continuous flexible material is ?rst fed from
material,” for example, as contemplatedin the
reel 56 around guide rod 6|, around rollers 62 and
claims, therefore, presupposes any condition
65 to form a loop having closely adjacent reaches
extending rearwardly and forwardly through . which will interrupt the continuous normal feed
ing of the thread material to the ball' being
track member 39a, and. from roller 65 the mate
wound in the machine, such as a break in the
‘rial is guided around the roller 66, and through
material, or a slackening thereof, or exhaustion
the slot of needle 61 and onto a core C of known
of the supply of material.
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type, said material thereby being guided to the
Modi?cations vof the invention may be resorted
core in a winding plane which extends through 40
to without departing from the spirit thereof or '
the center of said core. The free end of the
the scope of the appended claims.
material is passed around the core C several
What is claimed is:
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times to secure it thereto prior to operation of
1. The combination in a machine for winding
the machine.
continuous ?exible material to form an article,
Next, the operator manually urges lever 24 to
of a holder for said article, a feed mechanism
the right, as viewed in Figure 2, to engage hooked
mounted to rotate about said holder,v means ro
extension 34 of bar 2'! with catch 33a of the elec
tatable with said feed mechanism for guiding
.trical latching device 33. The catch 33a will re
continuous material from the same to said holder
»tain lever 24 in the operative position until latch
ing device 33 is subsequently actuated to release 50 to wind the material on an article supported
hook 34 through the action compression spring
thereon, an element normally supported by a por
3!. This operation of lever 24, through yoke 23,
tion of said continuous material, and control
means operated by said element for maintaining
will move the belt l9 from the idler pulley 20 to
driven pulley 2| and shaft I8, thereby to cause
the machine in operative condition by the ele
compound rolling "movement of core C held be 55 ment being so supported, interruption in the con
tween the holder members simultaneously with
tinuity of ‘said material thereby rendering the
rotation of ring 38 about track 39a. The rotary
‘machine inoperative.
--movement of ring 38, carrying the feed or winder
2. The combination in a machine for applying
continuous material to form a ball or other ar-~
mechanism W and guide means 60 therewith, is
effective to wind the thread material R under de 60 ticle, of a holder for said article, a support, a
sired tension in constantly changing great circles
winder mounted on saidrcsupport to rotate about
about core C to desired uniform wall thickness,
said holder, means for guiding continuous ma
as previously described. Should it be desirable
terial from said winder to an article being wound
.for any reason to stop the machine, as for exam_
on said holder, a relatively ?xed contact ele
ple, for the purpose of making adjustments, the 65 ment mounted in association with said Winder, a
operator may do so by pressing button 34a (Fig
shiftable contact element mounted to be rela
ures 2 and 9) to release latching device 33 to
tively rotatable with said winder and having a
stop the machine. The machine will similarly
portion engageable with a stretch of said con
be stopped, automatically, upon the ball being
tinuous material normally to hold said element
wound to desired size causing operation of hold 70 out of electrical contact with said ?xed contact
ers l2 and I3 to move the arm 19 to predeter
element, said shiftable contact element being en
gageable. with said ?xed contact element upon
mined position to release the latching device 33
‘failure of said stretch of material to support said
through operation of switch 8|.
portion of the shiftable contact element, and
Should normal operation of the machine be
interrupted by a break in the material R, or by 75 electrical control means connected to saidcon
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for controlling the operation of the machine,
tact elements'and' operable therethrough to con
trol operation of the machine.
said shiftable element, being pivoted to swing out
wardly into contact with said ring by centrif
' 3. The combination in a machine for applying
continuous material to form. a, ballv or other ar
ugal force when released by said continuous ma
ticle, of a holder for said article, a, support, a
winder mounted on said support to rotate about
terial.
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7. The combination in a ball or like article
said holder, means for guiding continuous ma
Winding machine of a holder for an article, a
terial from said winder to an article being wound
on said holder, a control means electrically oper
support, a winder mounted on said support to
ated to control operation of the machine, a rela
tively ?xed contact element mounted in asso
rotate about said holder, means for guiding con
10 tinuous material from said winder‘to an article
being wound on said holder, control means elec
ciation with said winder, and. a shiftable contact
trically operated to control the operation of the
element mounted to be relatively rotatable with
said winder and having‘ a portion engageable
machine, a relatively ?xed ring of electro-con
ductive material mounted in association with
said sup-port, and an electro-conductive element
shiftably mounted in association with said
winder and rotatable therewith, means carried
by said winder for guiding a portion of the con
tinuous material in a reverse loop, said shiftable
20 element comprising a pivoted arm engageable
with a. stretch of said continuous material to
maintain said control means in one condition
of operation of the machine and release of said
shiftable contact element by said stretch of con
tinuous material setting said control means in
another condition of operation.
47-. The combination in a machine for applying
by the reaches of said loop normally tov hold the
arm out of contact with said ring, said pivoted
arm being swingable outwardly into contact with
said-ring by centrifugal force when released by
said continuous material, said ring and shiftable
element being electrically connected to said con
trol means for controlling the operation of the
machine.
8. The combination in a machine for applying
continuous material to form a. ball or other ar
ticle, of a holder for said article, a support, a
winder mounted on said support to rotate about
said‘ holder, means for guidingcontinuous ma
terial from said winder to an article being wound
on. said holder, a control means electrically oper~
ate'd to control operation of the‘ machine, a rel
atively ?xed contact element mounted in asso
ciation with said winder, and a shiftable contact
element mounted to be relatively rotatable with
said winder and having a portion engageable
with a stretch of said continuous material to
maintain said control means in one condition of
operation. of the machine and release of said
shiftable contact element by said. stretch of con
tinuousmaterial setting said control means in an
other condition of operation, said ?xed contact
element comprising an electro-conductive ring,
and‘ said shiftable contact element comprising an
electro-conductive part shiftable’ upon being re
leased to engage said ring.
5. The combination in a ball or like article
winding machine of a holder for an article, a
support, a winder mounted on said support to
rotate about said holder, means for. guiding con
tinuous material from said. winder to an article
being wound on said holder, control‘ means elec
trically operated to control theoperation of the
continuous material to form a ball or other ar
ticle, of a holder for said article, a support, a
winder mounted on said support to rotate about
said holder, means for guiding. continuous ma
terial from said winder to said holder, power
means forrotating said winder, releasable means
for maintaining said power means in operative
condition to rotate the winder, and means oper
able by an abnormal condition in said continuous
material, to release said, releasable means to- ren
40 der'said power means inoperative.
9. The combination in a machine for applying
continuous material to form a ball or other article,
said ‘support, and an electro-conductive element
of a holder for said article, a support, a winder
mounted on said support to rotate’ about said
holder; means for guiding continuous material
from said winder to said holder, power means for
rotating, said winder, releasable means for main
taining said. power means, in operative condition
to rotate the winder, means operable by an abnor
mal condition in said continuous material. to re
lease said releasable means, to render said power
means, inoperative, said holder including rela
shiftably mounted in association with said winder
and rotatable therewith, said shiftable element
tively shiftablemembers.between which the article
is held and‘, the members beingishiftable by growth
being normally held out of contact with said ring ,
of the article as said material'i's wound thereon,
and means operable by said‘ relative shifting of
said. members to release said releasable means
when. the windings have attained, a predeter
mined size,
10; The combination ina machine for applying
continuous material to form a, ball or other article,
machine, a relatively ?xed ring of electro-con- ,
duictive material mounted in association: with
by engagement thereof with said continuous ma
terial, said ring and shiftable element being elec
trically connected to said control means for con
trolling the operation of the machine.
6. The combination in a ball or like artricle~
winding machine of a holder for an article, a
support, a winder mou‘hted on said support to
rotate about said holder, means for guiding con
tinuous material from said winder to an article
being wound on said holder, control meanselec
trically operated to control the operation of the
machine, a relatively ?xed ring of electro-con
of, a holder for said article, a. support, a winder
mounted on said support to rotate, about said
vholder, means for guiding continuous material
from said winder to‘ said holder, power means for
‘rotating said winder, releasable means‘ for main
taining said: power means in operative condition
ductive material mounted in association with
to‘ rotate the winder, means operable by an ab
normal condition in said, continuous material to
said support, and an electro-conductive element
shiftably mounted in association’ with said 70 release said. releasable meansto render saidpower
means inoperative, and means operable by release
winder and rotatable therewith, said shiftable
of said‘ releasable means for stopping rotation of
element being normally held out of contact: with
said Winder when the power'means‘ is stopped.
said ring by engagement thereof with said con
11. The combination in a machinefor applying
tinuous material, said ring and shiftable element
continuous material to form a ball or other article,
being. electrically connected tosaid. control means
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of.:a holder forsaidarticle, a support, awinder
mounted; on said support to rotate about said
cle, of a holder for said article, a support, a wind
er mounted on said support to rotate about said
holder, meansfor guiding continuous material
vholder, means’for guiding continuous material
fromsaid winder to’ said holder, power means for
from said winder to said holder, power. means for
rotating said 'windenreleasa'ble means manually
operable‘ to set said power means in operative con
dition to rotate the winder, an electrical device
operable to release said releasable means, a mech
rotating said Winder, releasable means manually
operable to setsaid power means in operative
condition to rotate the winder, an electrical de
vice operable to release said releasable means,
anism actuated by‘ an abnormal condition in said
and a mechanism actuated by an abnormal. con-'
continuous material to release said electrical de 16 dition insaid continuous material tovrelease said
vice, means operablebygrowth of the article
electrical
device,
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wound on said holder to predetermined size to
17. The combination in a machine for winding
release said electrical’device, and means operable
by release of said releasablelmeans to prevent
operation of said electrical device.
12. The combination in a machine for applying
continuous ?exible material, of means for guid
ing and continuously feeding the material in the
continuous material to form a ball or other article,
of a holder for said article, a support, awinder '
mounted on said support to rotate about said
electrically operated control device for starting
and stopping said power means, a relatively ?xed
holder, means for guiding continuous material
from said winder to said holder, power means for
, rotating said winder, releasable means manually
machine, power means for maintaining the ma
chine for continuous feeding of. the material, an
electro-conductive element, a relatively "movable
electro-conductive element mounted to move into
electrical contact with said ?xed element but
being normally restrained by a reach of said-con
operable‘ to set said power means in operative
tinuously fed material to be held out of such elec
condition‘to rotate the winder, an electrical device
trical contact with the ?xed element, an electrical
operable to release said releasable means, means 25 circuit connecting‘ said ?xed and movable ele
operable by growth of the article Wound on’ said
ments to said control ‘device, interruption in the
holder to predetermined size‘to release said elec
normal continuity in the feeding of said‘material
trical device, and, means operable by release of
said releasable means to-prevent operation of said
electrical device.
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13. The combination in a machine for applying
continuous vmaterial to form a ball 'or other article,
of a holder for ‘said article, a support,a Winder
mounted on said support to rotate about said
holder, ~ means . for guiding continuous material
from said winder to said holder, power means for
thereby releasing ‘said movable element toicon
tact‘ said'?xed element‘ and through said circuit
to operate , saidcontrol device and thereby
through'said power means to render said machine
inactiva
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18,- The‘combination' in a machine for winding
continuous-?exible material ‘to formua' ball- "or
other-article, of means for Iguiding‘and‘ continu-;
ously feeding A the I material in theirnachine, lp'owerl‘
rotating said winder, releasable means manually
means for maintaining the machine for contin
operable to set said power means in operative con
uous feeding of the material, an electrical con
dition to rotate the winder, an electrical device
trol device for said power means and including
operable to release said releasable means, a mech 40 means manually operable to control the power
anism actuated by an abnormal condition in said
means, a relatively ?xed electro-conductive ele
continuous material to release said electrical de
vice, and means operable by release of said re
leasable means to prevent operation of said elec
ment, a relatively movable electro-conductive ele
ment mounted to be engageable with said ?xed
element but normally supported by a reach of
trical device.
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45 said continuously fed material to be out of en
14. The combination in a machine for applying
gagement with the ?xed element, an electrical
continuous material to form a ball or other article, ’ circuit connecting said ?xed and movable ele
of a holder for said article, a support, a winder
ments to said control device, interruption in the
mounted on said support to rotate about said
normal continuity of said material thereby re
holder, means for guiding continuous material 50 leasing said movable element to contact said’
from said winder to said holder, power means for
?xed element and through said electrical circuit
rotating said winder, releasable means manually
to operate said control device and thereby
operableto set said power means in operative
through said power means to render said machine
condition to rotate the winder, an electrical device
inoperative, electrical means operable by growth
operable to release said releasable means, a mech
of the article formed in the machine to‘predeter
anism actuated by an abnormal condition in said
mined size, a second electrical circuit connecting
continuous material to release said electrical de
said electrical means in parallel with said ?rst
vice, and means operable by growth of the article
named circuit to said control device for independ
wound on said holder to predetermined size to
ently operating the control device to render the
release said electrical device.
machine inoperative, and means in electrical
15. The combination in a machine for applying
connection with said ?rst-named and second
’ continuous material to form a ball or other article,
parallel circuits adapted to open and close the
of a holder for. said article, a support, a Winder
circuits upon operation of said control device for
mounted on said support to rotate about said
inoperative and operative conditions of the power
holder, means for guiding continuous material ‘
65 means respectively, whereby the machine is not
from said winder to said holder, power means for
operable unless said manually operable means is
rotating said winder, releasable means manually
operated for starting said power means.
operable to set said power means in operative
19. The combination in a machine for applying
condition to rotate the Winder, an electrical device
continuous material to form a ball or other arti
operable to release said releasable means, and 70 cle, of a holder for said article, a support, a wind
means operable ‘by growth of the article wound on
er mounted on said support to rotate about said
said holder to predetermined size to release said
holder, means for guiding continuous material
electrical device.
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from said winder to said holder, power means for
16. The combination in a machine for applying
' rotating said winder, releasable means for main
continuousmaterial to form a ball or other arti 75 taining said power means in operative condition
2,408,552
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to rotate the winder, said holder including rela
tively shiftable members between which the ar
ticle is held and the members being shiitable
apart by growth of the article as said material is
wound thereon, and electro-responsive means
operable by said relative shifting apart of said
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of its member, said electro-responsive meansin
eluding an electrical switch having an operating
part engageable by said arm extension upon
growth of said article to predetermined size, and
means being provided for mounting said switch
in yieldingly ?xed position relative to said arm
extension.
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members to release said releasable means, and
21. The combination in a machine for applying
means for mounting said members to be relatively
continuous material to form a ball or other arti
shiftable, said mounting means including an arm
which swings one of said members about a ?xed 10 cle, of a holder. for said article, a support, a wind
er mounted on said support to rotate about said
pivot at one side of the same, said pivoted arm
holder, means for guiding continuous material
having an extension thereof from the other side
from said winder to said holder, power means for
of its member, and said electro-responsive means
rotating said winder, releasable means for main
including an electrical switch having an operating
part engageable by said arm extension upon 15 taining said power means in operative condition
to rotate the winder, said holder including rela
growth of said article to predetermined size.
tively shiftable members between which the ar
:20. The combination in a machine for applying
ticle is held and the members being shiftable
continuous material to form a ball or other arti
apart by growth of the article as said material is
cle, of a holder for said article, a support, a Wind
wound thereon, and electro-responsive means op
er mounted on said support to rotate about said
erable by said relative shifting apart of said mem»
holder, means for guiding continuous material
here to release said releasable means, and means .
from said winderto said holder, power means for
for mounting said members to be relatively shift
rotating said winder, releasable means for main
able, said mounting means including an arm
taining said power means in operative condition
which swings one of said members about a ?xed
to rotate the winder, said holder including rela
pivot at one side of the same, said pivoted arm
tively shiitab-le members between which the ar
having an extension thereof from the other side
ticle is held and the members being shiftable
of its member, said electrorresponsive means in
apart by growth of the article as said material
cluding an electrical switch having an operating
is wound thereon, and electro-responsive means
operable by said relative shifting apart of said 30 part engageable by said arm extension upon
growth of said article to predetermined size, and
members to release said releasable means, and
adjustable means being provided for mounting
means for mounting said members to be relatively
said switch in yieldingly ?xed position relative to
shiftable, said mounting means including an arm
said arm extension.
which swings one of said members about a ?xed
JOHN R. GAMMETER.
pivot at one side of the same, said pivoted arm 35
having an extension thereof from the other side
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