Dec. 3, 1946. ' l - 1w. H. wAKEFlELD y 2,411,949 sPENT BOBBIN RECEIVER FORV LyooMs I - ‘ Filed nec. 22, 1945 Fla-7 I' F16.' 2 „ 2| 2 2‘ ‘jb 45. mvsm'on . wme'nnwnxsrleza 2,411,949 Patented Dec. 3, l946 Y .i 2,411,949 »RECEI‘vErt FoR'LofoMsy ` '- ' ` ' Walter ïH.'v 'Wakeñ'eldg Worcester.V Mass., assigner I ' ' toi Crompton & Knowles Loom Works,"Worces- r . rter, Mass.,-'»a._corporation of.Massachusetts Y L_Àpplîcation ?eçenbef 2z, 1945'. señal No. ,636,953 isolairns. 9(01.13a-255).;` , » This invention relates _` imbrdìlemënts.in‘fsperit , bobbin receivers „for weit‘repleni's'hmg ‘looms and it'is the generalfobjectgof the invention to’prof' vidé a‘rèœiifer Whichiiçanbejeasìlr manipulated Fî‘iggjijis aperspective'view ora partofvthere# ` ' ceiver and its support,innormalposition,- v j, «Fig-51s @detailed verticalfsectionron lines-_5;V ’ ' ' Figs. 6 to 9 areìdiagrammaticviews illustrat lfor the-purpose of em'ptying‘thebobbinsfaccuinuf ' lated in it. ing the manner in which my invention is oper ' atedA when the loom lis running, and ' ¿Weit replenishing llooms of ‘the'j _bobbin‘ ’change l Fig. 1Y0v indicates> the direction i -’which the ` iouth'of the receiver can“v beturned> when the ing type ordinarily have >provision'fo1j1dis,chai'ging the spent Vbobbins _ downwardly from 'the shuttle into a canvor thej'like'. Vr"In _the past‘thes'e loomV is'fat ,restn atqback center. a. " lReferring more particularly to> Fig. .1,¿1y have cansl ,have beenV madeof sheet-metal v’and have -' been heavy and diñicu‘lt'to empty, It is an portant objectief 'my presentinvention to provide , _' a pivotal mountingiora «bobbin receiver yso con structed that it can be swung forwardly to a‘posi tion inwhich'the rbobbin receiving mouthk of the ' shown a frame I0 having a lay Il which is reciprocated backwardly and rforwardly byA the. usual connectors-one- of which is indicated at I2. The lay has ‘as_huttle box I3 to receive __a shuttle S `fromfwhich bobbins are`- Vdischarged down wardly during weft replenishing operations;r ,The receiver will`be either inverted or bein an ad *descending'loobbins` -lgìassthrough alslotl I4 inthe vantageous position tovfacilitate emptying ofthe lay and areV then guidedlin a downwardlyv and forwardly inclined direction by a bobbin chute' l 5 bobbins. Ordinarily 'the ' bobbin receiver V* must j Y beheld ` in its normal bobbin receiving "position withmits ~ - secured to the layunderthe shuttlebox. ,Y During loom ,operation they bobbin chute . |_5` traverses an mouth facing upwardly and it'is Ya. furtherïobject ~ arcuate ‘_path _as the lay reciprocates and bobbin of my inventionto provide adetachable connec transferer‘replenishment ordinarily occurs when ‘ tion betweenthereceiver and a support therefor the lay is‘near its front center` position. normally'operative to hold the receiver in bobbin ?eceiving'position but releasable by a lateral shift ‘ The matter thus far described is usual in bob-‘ of-.the receiver so that'the latter can be rotated bin changing weft replenishing looms and> ofA it on the support to bobbin discharging position. It is »desirable to »hold the "receiver` in ’bobbin self_;for1ns'_no partjof _my present invention. ^ The expelled'or spent bobbins which descend during the discharging operation without'being frame4 2,0 defining _a bobbin receiving vmouthy M y discharging position by some ymeans which will 30 along the chute are collected in a bobbin receiverv = designated generally at R. This receiver has a top enableV the attendant to-manipulate the bobbins and having front and back bars 2l and 22;'re spectively,A and right andr left rearwardly ,and required to hold the receiv'er.--'It_is accordingly a still further object of my` invention to provide ¿the downwardly inclined side bars 23 and24, respec pivotal mounting for? the»~ receiver with a secf tively.’ Asindicated in Fig. 1 the rear bar 22 is at a lowerlevel than' is the- front bar'2l, and is be ondary holding means `by which-the receiver can be held with its mouthin position to simplify bob-v hind >`the forward limit ofj thev pathtraversed by bin removal. The receiverds preferably ' a cloth, _ bag suspended >fromfa metal frame or holder,` but'v - the chute; ‘ ' ` `v ~ ` the'invention is Vnot limited tos'uch a receiver.; " 40 ' Thebobbin holding part of the receiver is pref With thesevand other objectsï'in view whichïwill ' ' erably'a cloth'bag designated at‘25 ythe upper> edges ofwhich-are formed as indicatedlin‘Fig. 5 tofit' around the frame 2l);v The bag hangs by appear as the descriptionlproceeds.‘my inventionv resides inthe 'combination andV arrangement of parts hereinafter-described and. set forth. y Y In’ the accompanying' drawingfwherein la con-‘ its own weightßïmore orless inthe form shown» in 45 Fig. 1, and the discharged bobbins B collect in the Ä bottom;of_.the rbag and require emptying'from venient* embodiment of my invention is set forth, ` Fig'. 1 is a side elevationv of theforwardjpart Y , ofV a loom, partly in'section; showing my improved l bobbin receiver in normal» positl'ong‘ ’ » > Y In». order jthatthe receivervmay be .manipulated < during _the bobbinlemptying operation-1_ provide the loomk frame I`0fwith a support -30 secured to 59 Atheiîralne as at 3l and having a hubor bearing , rection of arrow 2, :Figi 1f, î v :the 'ï « Fig, 3 is anemarged:front'eievatiozi iooking‘in: t 32" through which the left end of- >thefront bar Fig. 2 is a detailed'plan- view'looking' in Zlvpas'ses. Bar 2l hasl its left nend bentupwardly to provide an yarm 33 .which cooperates with the' direction of arrow *3.'Fig.i1. indicating the manner in which-the receivercan beîntïvedlatg eaux-warfare@ to its support ' ' ‘i 55 primaryV and se'condarystopsß-‘l and 35, respec à tively. These stops are ñxed with respect to manner the bag will be as shown in Fig. 10 prior the support 30 and may if desired have threaded 'ends 33 tapped into the support as indicated in Fig. 3. The stop 34 at the upper part of the support 3e has a forwardly facing notch 49 into to lifting to the position of Fig. 9. which the arm 33 can ñt, and a similar notch 4| is providedin the bottom stop 35 to receiverarm 33. The bar24 of the frame 20 is capable òf sliding and turning movements in the bearing From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided a simple mounting for a spent bobbin Areceiver of a weft replenishing loom, the re ceiver being rotatable about an axis which as shown herein-r is horizontal and substantially parallelA to the length -of the .lay as seen in Fig. 2 so that the mouth of the receiver can be swung 32, hence the support 3d provides a sliding and j JU to a forward inverted position to facilitate pivotal mounting for the receiver.v 4_emptying of- the> bobbins. It Will also be seen Under normal conditions arm 33 isU in notch f‘ Y Vthat the lmounting 30I provides a sliding and di! and the receiver R will be held in normal po pivotal j-support 4for the receiver, and that slight sition due to the fact that itsweight >is, behind ; the axis oi bearing 32 and arm 33 extends 'upf wardly and is held in notch liti against the pri mary stop 34. When it is desired to empty the " receiver the attendant will lift the rear end_,oi- l,lateral movements of the receiver affect disen gagement of it with respect Yto the holding or Lsupporting stops 34 and 35, thereby enabling the frame 20'jto be turned as described. During loom ' operation the chute traverses a path the for the frame 23 slightly to“disengage armk33 from notch-„49, after which he will movey the. receiver ward part of which extends over the rear part laterally tol, the _left a sufilcient distance to move o thearm 33 beyond or to the leftv of thestops 34 ditions the frame '2"0 _.shouldfbe turned in the and 35, thereby disengaging the receiverfrom stop 33. The attendant will then rotate 'frame 2_8 in a clockwise direction fin the direction of however, and the chute is 'in rearward non-inter o_§_.„the receiver mouth M, and under these con~ directionindicated .by arrows a and b in Figs. Gand 7„re'spectively. ' When the loomris at rest, fering position the frame 2B can be turned in a arrow a, Fig. 6, the rear bar 22 -moving vdown counter-clockwise direction».indica~ted in Fig. l0 wardly away vfrom the Vpath of chute I5. When without »sliding the receiver laterally relatively the loom is runningit is necessary to swing the to Imounting 30. ' „ ' frame 2i? in the direction indicated in Fig. 6 due fHavingsthus described my invention it will be to the fact that the ,rear part of the bobbin rre 30 seen `that changes and `modifications may be ceiving mouth -M extends behind the path trav made vtherein by those. skilled in the artwithout ersed by the bobbin chute and it would not be departing from the spirit and scopevof the inven safe to- swing lframe 2li upwardly. l , l tion and I do not wish to belimited to the details Due to the fact `that the bobbin holding part herein disclosed, ibut What'I claim is:k ofthe receiver >is a flexible bag thevlatter will 35 l. ‘Inaweft replenishingloom having allay and take the position indicated in Fig. 6, and as the bobbin chute; thereon Ywhich moves Valong a given attendant 'continues toturn frame` 20 in a clock path as the -lay reciprocates, ka spent bobbin re Wise movement as indicated by arrow b, Fig. '7, ceiver having a mouth through which bobbins the back'bar 3.12v will engage the front Wall 45. pass _from thechute to the receiver, andvmounting Continued movement of the frame 29 will eventu 40 means for-thereceiver including a pivotal sup~ ally> bring vit to the position shown in Fig. 8 with port -torrthe mouth having »an axis parallel to the the bag depending from back bar 22 which now lay to enable said ymouth to be moved-downwardly is in front of the bar 2l and extendsinto the from-said path» and then forwardly to ang'inverted ' aisle in front of the loom. The mouth of the position to facilitate emptying of the receiver.v receiver fis now'in'verted and faces downwardly. 2. In a weft replenishing loom having a lay'and» '.I'heï'arm V33 is now -in the dotted line position bobbin chute thereon which movesV along a given indicated 'in Fig.'3, and by a slight sliding move# path as the lay reciprocates, a spent bobbin re ment ofthe receiver to the ‘right ’said arm will ceiver having a-mouth ‘through which bobbins move in front of the secondary stop 35 and then pass from the chute vto vthe receiver, and means int'o notch 4l. The frame 2!! is now supported 50 constituting »a substantially horizontal pivotal in the inverted position shown in Fig. 8 and the support for the -mouth having an axis substan-A attendant canlift thej bag by means of a tab tially parallel to the lay and so constructed that48 secured to it to empty .the bobbins‘into a car said vmouth can be swung downwardly from said riage C or the like which is portable and isrmoved , path and forwardly relatively tothe lay to an from loom to loom. This carriageis in the Yaisle i inverted position to facilitate emptyingv of the in front of the loom and the inverted mouth of receiven the receiver will be over the >carriage when the Y 3. In aweftreplenishing loom «having'a lay'and parts are in the position shown in Fig. 9. bobbin` chute thereon lwhich Ymoves jalong a given The bag 25 is then allowed yto return to the , path as `the `lay reciprpcates, a spent bobbin re position shown in Fig. 8, after which the opera ceiver including» a flexible Ybag- and having a tions described are reversed, that is, arm 33 is mouth extending undersaid'path and through detached >from notch ’M and the frame 20 slid which bobbins pass from Ythe chute to the bag, laterally to the left asgviewed in Fig. 3 so that and means supported bythe 'loom providing a` arm 33 can swing :upwardly clear of both the ~_ pivotal mounting -for the receiver, lthe axis of said secondary'and primary stops, after whicha-slight lateral movement to the right will reestablish the receiver in its normal pesitionlwith- theî arm 33 mounting. beingl substantially horizontal rand par allelîto theY lay, and the mouth-'being lrotatable aboutsaid axis vin a 'direction downwardly fromv said path and theniforwardlyrto an inverted po-, The loperation just described applies whenv ,~ sition to facilitatefemptyingof the bag. innotch 43. ’ " " y ` ~ ï- A ' ' the'ioorm is runningjbut if--it _is arrest with'. 70 chute I5 in rearward position,l it -isobvious that` frame Ztl can be turned'in `a counter-clockwise direction without sliding kbar 21' in vbearing 32'., 4. In a weft replenishing lo'omrhaving a lay and bobbin-chute thereon, ar spent 'bobbin receiver having abobbinreceiving mouth; a pivotal sup- > port` for 4the receiverhaving an axis substantially, see arrow ‘c, Fig. l0. 'When operated in 'this `75 .parallel to the lay,fsaid»-receiver «being slidable on said support in a given direction parallel to f V24.311,949 -said'èaxisîiand means: normally :engaging ‘saldi re,- ' ceiver fand supporting ,the latterifw-ith. the, :mouth . the latterfwith said mouth ,facing upwardly and extending ëunderi», said fpa'th,> saidï* receiver when moved slidably vin said Vdirection- out ofr ...engage ment with said `stop'means being rotatableina Y ing relatively' to saidßpivotal:supportin said given - ,f 'direction downwardlylfrom rsaid .path and then direction becoming‘disengaged froxnlfsaid means forwardly V-t'o a: dischargeposition in which said and-beingf-.thereafter rotatable v'around l saidvn axis mouthzis inverted, and secondary- stop means en in :afdire‘ction forwardly from-saidl path :to fan; in with said yreceiver whenthe latterisin vertedêl'position`v to> `facilitate mptyingjof the y ` gageable dischargeîposition and Lis moved in a` direction receiver.,- iriv‘îciV `1 j g‘r'if. ."îì: ivi-ria' thereof-j facing upwardly, said'lre‘ceiver.V when slid; r- -..5‘.;Ina-:weft replenishing loom,` having a lay an'd 10 oppositejto saidígiven direction; tonholdsaid re;-L ' ceiverïwith »the mouth thereofinverted." bobbin . chute f thereon, Aa spent» bobbinv »receiver 9. In a weft replenishing loom having‘aflay having a bobbin receiving mouthç‘apivotalsup- v port-furthe receiver having ‘an axis substantially parallel tov the lay», »said receiver ¿being slidable: on saidf supportv in a >gi'vendirectionl parallel to `said axis;-4 means' normallyl engaging said~ receiver >and. supporting' the .'latterwith‘v the mouth thereof fac; ing upwardly, said receiver. whenfslidingè relatively providedzwith a bobbinv chute,»a receiver for spent bobbinsrprojectedf downwardly.. along saidslchute, and :pivotal-support means for thereceiverîhav ing a vhorizontal axis'fparallel to'ithevlay» around which the receiverlc'anbeA` swungforwardly yfrom said chute to an invertedïposition'. ._ v,i v . > Inl a weit replenishingnloom'having. a lay to said pivotalL support Ain said given"‘direction"fbe- with'a bobbin-chute which swings back' coming; disengaged îfrom saidl means „andi being 20 provided wardly and'forw'ardly alongl aigiven pathga _re thereafterzmotatable:around said e-axis 5in" a direc tion forwardly fromrsaid path to;` anlinvertedpo'-A sitiony to facilitate-emptying of. Vthe receiver, vand ceiverrior spent bobbins projected downwardly along- said chuteextending undersaid path, ’and pivotal support‘fmeans for the receiver having!V a horizontalv axis parallelto the lay around which whenthe lattersli'des relatively .fto -said pivotal 25 the'receiver-canïbe swung downwardly from said support lin- a_ direction opposite ~ to ,-sai'd "given ^ di > additional .means :fengageablei zwith .'Ís'aid receiver rectionfwhile said ' mouth is - inverted .to y engage path and then forwardly to an inverted position; andrhold thereceivemwith said mouthinverted. ¿11. f Ina weft replenishing loom having aírecip rockating'lay providedzwith- a bobbin'chute down a. weft replenishing-¿loom havingï'a lay :and bobbin chute thereon whichfmoves along za givenV 30 which, exhausted bobbins travel incident to' re plenishingoperations ofthe loom, said Vchute pa.th‘»_as;fthe*lay'reciprocates,- a spent bobbin re swinging along a given path as the lay recipro ceiver having a bobbin receiving mouth, a pivotal cates, a bobbin receiver having a mouth extend support for thereceiver having an axis substan ing under saidppath to receive said bobbins and tially parallel to the lay and with respect to which the receiver is slidable in a given direction paral 35 including a flexible bag to hold said bobbins, and means normally holding said receiver with the lel to said axis, primary stop means engaging said mouth thereof opening upwardly in position to receiver and normally supporting the latter with receive said bobbins from the chute, said means said mouth facing upwardly and extending under including a pivotal support for the receiver hav- f said path, said receiver when moved slidably in said given direction moving out of engagement .40 ing an axis so disposed that the mouth of the re ceiver can be swung downwardly from said path with said primary stop means and being there and then forwardly and upwardly to cause said after rotatable in a direction downwardly from mouth to face downwardly to facilitate emptying said path and then forwardly to a position in ` the bobbins from said bag. which the mouth is inverted, and a secondary if „ 6. stop means to engage said receiver when the lat ter is thereafter moved slidably in a direction opposite to said given direction and hold said re ceiver with said mouth inverted. l 7. In a weft replenishing loom having alay an 12. In a weft replenishing loom from which spent bobbins are discharged during weft replen ishing operations, a receiver having a normally upwardly facing mouth through which the bob bins pass into said receiver, and a pivotal support bobbin chute thereon which moves along a given 50 for‘said receiver having a horizontal axis around which the receiver can be swung to move said path as the lay reciprocates, a spent bobbin re mouth to an inverted position. ceiver including a ñexible bag and having a 13. In a weft replenishing loom from which mouth through which bobbins pass from the spent bobbins are discharged downwardly, a re chute to the bag, a pivotal support for the receiver having an axis parallel to the lay and with re 55 ceiver including a rigid frame at the upper part thereof formed lto deñne a normally upwardly spect to which the receiver is slidable in a given facing mouth, and a pivotal support for said direction parallel to said axis, and stop means en frame having a substantially horizontal axis lo y gaging said receiver and normally supporting the cated at a level above that part of the receiver latter with said mouth facing upwardly and ex tending under said path, said receiver when 60 which holds the bobbinsv and around which said frame can be turned from the normal position moved slidably in said direction out of engage Athereof to a position in which the mouth faces in ment withV said stop means >being rotatable in a a direction to facilitate kemptying of the bobbins downward direction away from said‘path and from the receiver. f ` then forwardly to a position in which said mouth 14. In a weft replenishing loom from which is inverted. t spent bobbins are discharged downwardly, a re 8. In a weft replenishing loom having a lay and _ceiver including a ñexible bag and a normally up bobbin chute thereon which moves along a given wardly facing mouth through which said bobbins ' path as the lay reciprocates, a spent bobbin re ceiver including a flexible ybag and having a mouth through which ’ bobbins pass from the chute to the bag, a pivotal support for the re ceiver having an axis parallel to the lay and with respect to which the receiver is slidable in a given direction parallel to said axis, primary stop means engaJging said receiver and normally supporting 75 pass` into said bag, and means mounting said mouth for movement about a horizontal axis near the forwardpart of the frame forwardly from the normal position thereof to a position in which the bobbins will fall through said mouth when the bottom of said bag is raised above said mouth. 15. In a weft replenishing loom from which 2,4113149 spent bobbins are dischargeddownwardly, azre otalïmorvement. around a fixed axis parallel .to .the ceiver for said bobbins including va rig-id frame :at lay,l the frame being rotatable aroundithe .axis the upper part thereof,v a ñexible bag depending forwardly from the .lay andthe normal position from said frame;> the latter deiîning a mouth thereof tor-an inverted position and providing a through which said bobbins move downwardly 5 bobbin receiving mouthhaving front and back into the bag, and means mounting said frame 'for members, .and 'a *.bobbin" receiving .bag attached yto movement about `a .horizontal aXis near .the ~forward part of the frame vforwardly from .the nor mal position thereof ‘to ka position in which said _bag when raised above said frame will effect emp tying of thek bobbins in the bag 'through said 16. In a weft replenishing loom from which spent bobbins are discharged downwardly, aspent bobbinreceiverincluding arigid frame at the up per part thereof, a flexibleI bobbin bag suspended freely from saidi’rame,` the latter formed to pro vide a mouth through'which the downwardly dis charged bobbins pass into the bag, >a bearing on said vframe -and `depending from said members when îthe iframe is in normal position; said íframe when moving pivotally to the inverted position thereof causing part aofthejbag `to `extend :across ‘the'rmouth yand causing -the `bag 'to fdepend .from one‘fo’fssairl members. , . >jl8. ïIn a weft repienishing loom havingva lay from which depleted bobbins are discharged downwardly, a frame formed ‘to deñne a bobbin receiving mouth and Vhaving front and vback'm'em bers, ¿means on ; the rloom -supporting.V the forward part `of:` the viframe and mounting'îthe latter for pivotal `movement downwardly and `forwardly the loom having a horizontal aXis near the upper 20 from the lay and the normal position thereof-to forward part of .the receiver and receiving a part an linvert-ed `position and around an axis parallel of the frame which is rotatable in the bearing', said frame being swingable downwardly and for wardly around said axis toa position such that when the;bag >is elevated >to a level above said frame'the ‘bobbíns in said bag will be discharged downwardly through said' mouth. i 17. In >a weft replenishing loom having a lay from which depleted bobbins are discharged downwardly., an open frame, means on the loom mounting the forward part of the Vfra-me for piv-v 30 toithe lay, and av bobbin vreceiving bag supported by andidepending from said members ?when vthe frameois in the normal position thereof,` said bag having front and back walls depending from said frontan‘d .back members, respectively, and `said front ywall extending across and closing said mouth andiboth oissaid front and back walls de pendingfromthe back member when the `frame is vin `inverted position. ' - ' WALTER H. WAKEFIELD.