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Dec. 31, 1946.
‘Original Filed April 14, 1943
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Patented Dec. 31, 1946
Mitchel Glassner, Baltimore, Md., assignor to
MarylandBak‘ng Company, Inc., Baltimore,
Md., a corporation of Maryland
Original application April 14, 1943, Serial No.
483,075. Divided and this application August
.22, 1944, Serial No. 550,649
4 Claims. (Cl. 214—1)
My invention relates to machines for applying
the dispensing devices’ shafts 42, 43, 41, 52 are
jackets to ice cream cones and it particularly has
reference to the complete machine which con
The cones are indicated by the letter
stitutes the subject matter of my original appli
cation Serial No. 483,075, ?led April 14, 1943,
The jacket magazine lill is mounted on a
bracket I06. The jacket removing plugs I29 are
carried on plug carriers I30 and are‘reciprocated
into vand out of the magazine by a suitable cam
and of which application the present one is a
.(not shown) operating the connecting rod I84,
The present invention deals with that part of
the jackets 20 being caused to adhere to the
the complete machine which takes the wrappers
or jackets in an inverted position from a jacket 10 plugs ‘I29 while being removed from the stack
and placed on the ?ngers 12'! of the transfer
supplying magazine, conveys the jackets from the
mechanism as will later more fully appear. 94
magazine and deposits the jackets, right end up,
is the receiver or “mold” into which the jackets
in a receiver ready to receive the cones to be jack
w are deposited by. the mechanism which con
In general the invention has for its object to 15 stitutes the subject matter. of this application.
The swinging frame of the jacket transfer
provide a mechanism for the purpose stated of
mechanism carries a ?nger carrying shaft II3
a simple, effective and e?icient design that is pe
culiarly adapted for use in the machine of my
.on ‘which a set of rigid ?ngers i2? is secured
original application although capable of other
by set screws I'II, there being one ?nger for each
20 jacket tube I01. A bridge member composed of
uses if desired.
two or more arms I I6 connected by a cross bar
Other objects will in part be obvious and in
.I I1, is freely pivoted on the shaft H3. The bar
It‘! carries ‘a set of spring ?ngers IE8, one for
To the attainment of the aforesaid objects and
each ?nger I21, and these ?ngers H8 are con
ends the invention further resides in those novel
details of construction, combination and arrange 25 tinuously pressed toward their associated ?ngers
I21 by a leaf spring I28 that is fastened to one
ment of parts all of which will be ?rst fully de
of the ?ngers I21 (Fig. 3).
scribed hereinafter and then be speci?cally point
An arm H4 is secured to the shaft H3 and
ed out in the appendedclaims, reference being
carries a roller H5 to cooperate with cam track
had to the accompanying drawings, in which:
part be pointed out hereinafter.
Fig. 1 is a part side elevation and part. vertical '
section of so much of the cone jacket applying
machine of my original application as is neces
sary to illustrate the present invention, the jacket
transfer frame being in one extreme position, i. e._,
that in which it receives a jacket.
Fig. 2 is a detail view similar to .Fig. 1 with
.the transfer ‘frame in its other extreme position
in full lines and in an intermediate position in
dotted lines.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail sectional view
hereinafter speci?cally referred to.
In the drawings, in which like numerals and
letters of reference "indicate like parts in all the
?gures, the same reference numbers and letters
of reference have been used as for correspond
II2, while .a rigid arm .IZS, on the bar Ill, co
operates with a stop arm .I25 secured to one of
the frame bars.
One .or both (one only being shown) of the
frame bars I20 may be extended and provided
1/3 01 with a notch I 2! to serve as a stop or guide‘in
adjusting the maximum elevation of ‘the plug
carrier I30.
An arm I44 is secured to the shaft M3 by a
set screw I22 and carries a stop lug I46 that
may be engaged with the adjacent bar I20 when
in the position of Fig. 2 and when the shaft H3
is turned counter clockwise in Fig. 2 and after
the roller 'II5 leaves the end of the cam track
IIZ, under the in?uence of the spring I45. The
‘spring is anchored to frame I26 and to the arm
ing parts in my original application.
I44 as shown.
In the drawings I6 designates the main cam
shaft of the machine on which is the cam 11
that operates the transfer mechanism in har
The track H2 is carried by a bracket II!
secured to a block III). The plugs I29 have
suction passages which communicate with the
chambered carrier I30 and are connected with a
‘ mony with the other parts of the complete ma
suitable source of suction (see original applica
tion) at proper times. The frame I20 of the
transfer mechanism is pivoted at H9 and is
moved to the position shown in Fig. 1 by a spring
shown at 34 and 35, while 40, 4i)a indicate the
upright bars on which the plates 4| that carry 55 I23. An arm I24 on the shaft is connected to
chine. A part of the main frame of the machine
is shown at 33 and the sub-frame on which the
cone dispensing mechanism, etc., is mounted is
a connecting rod 20 that has a roller 23 to engage
the cam II, by which the frame I20 is swung,
at the proper time from the position of Fig. 1
to the position of Fig. 2.
Assume the parts to be positioned as in Fig. 1.
in cooperative relation to said rigid ?nger for
engaging the outside of the jacket; means con
tinuously tending to move said second ?nger to
ward said rigid ?nger to hold a jacket on said
rigid ?nger; in combination with means con
tinuously tending to turn said shaft in one direc
tion, a cam track for holding said shaft in oppo
The plug I29 will have just received a jacket _w_
sition to said last named continuously tending
(see also dotted lines Fig. 3). As the cam I1,‘
means during a part of the travel of said pivoted
turning clockwise in Fig. 1, pulls down on rod 10 frame; and means to move said second ?nger
20 the frame I20 is swung from right to left.
out of contact with said rigid ?nger at the ex
As the frame I 2|] moves from the position of
tremes of the travel of said pivoted frame.
Fig. 1, the arm I26 will have left the stop I25
3. In a machine of the character described
and spring I28 will have brought ?nger H8
wherein means are provided for receiving jackets
into pressure contact with the jacket on ?nger
at one place and delivering them at another
I21 to hold the jacket on the ?nger. By the
place, the improvement which comprises: a piv
time the parts reach the position of Fig. 2 the
oted frame; a shaft on which said frame is car
plug carrier will have reached its lowermost posi
ried; an operating cam; an operative connection
tion and be starting up again; frame I20 and its
between said cam and said shaft to swing said
carried parts will have reached the vertical posi 20 frame in one direction; means to swing said
tion where the roller H5 is about to leave the
frame in the opposite direction under control
track H2; the “mold” will be closing and will
of said cam; a ?nger-carrying shaft journalled
be fully closed before roller I I5 leaves track H2.
in said frame; at least one rigid ?nger on said
On leaving the dotted position of Fig. 2, the roller
?nger-carrying shaft and adapted to receive a
H5 leaves the track H2 whereupon the spring 25 jacket to be transferred; a bridge-frame freely
I45 turns the shaft H3 counter clockwise to
pivoted on said ?nger-carrying shaft; a spring
?nger carried by said bridge-frame to cooperate
revert the jacket; as soon as the arm I26 strikes
the stop I03 the ?nger H8 will be released from
with said rigid ?nger; means for holding said
the jacket and the jacket will be thrown into
spring ?nger in gripping association with said
the “mold” small end down (see full lines in 30 rigid ?nger; means at the jacket-receiving place
for separating said ?ngers to receive a jacket
Fig. 2).
At the proper time the frame I20 swings back
between them; means to hold the spring ?nger in
to the position of Fig. 1 so that the ?ngers may
the gripping position during a portion of the
receive further jackets.
travel from the receiving place to the delivering
From the foregoing description taken in con
place; and means for turning said bridge frame
nection with the accompanying drawings it is
thought the construction, operation and advan
on approaching the delivering place to invert said
?ngers and release the jacket.
tages of my invention will be clear to those
skilled in the art.
What I claim is:
1. In a machine of the character described:
4. In a machine of the character described
wherein means are provided for receiving jackets
at one place and delivering them at another
a jacket transfer mechanism which includes a
pivoted frame; means to move said frame back
and forth on its pivot; a shaft journalled in said
place, the improvement which comprises: a'piv
oted frame; means to swing said frame from a
jacket-receiving position to a jacket discharging
position; a shaft journalled in said frame; a
frame; a rigid ?nger secured to said shaft and 45 rigid ?nger on said shaft; a frame freely pivoted
having a portion to enter the jacket; a member
on said shaft; a spring ?nger carried by said free
having a second ?nger freely pivoted to said
ly pivoted frame to cooperate with said rigid
shaft in cooperative relation to said rigid ?nger
?nger to grasp and hold a jacket; means con
to engage the outside of the jacket; means con
tinuously urging said ?ngers together; means at
tinuously tending to move said second ?nger in
said jacket-receiving position for separating said
one direction; and an arm on said shaft having
a cam-engageable member; and a cam-track for
engagement by said cam-engaging member to
hold said rigid ?nger in a position to receive and
convey a jacket.
2. In a machine of the character described: a
jacket transfer mechanism which includes a piv
?ngers to receive a jacket, the ?ngers grasping
, the jacket on leaving said jacket-receiving posi
tion; an arm on said shaft; a roller on said arm;
a cam track engaged by said roller from the
jacket-receiving position to adjacent the jacket
discharging position; means operative when said
roller leaves said cam track for turning said
oted frame; means to move said frame back and
shaft to turn over the jacket and means for
forth on its pivot; a shaft journalled in said
moving said ?ngers apart as the jacket discharg
frame; a rigid ?nger secured to said shaft and (30 ing position is reached to release the over-turned
having a portion to enter the jacket; a member
having a second ?nger freely pivoted to said shaft
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