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Jan’ 30, 1962
E. w. MALUNOWE ET AL
3,018,904
REVERSIBLE CARRIER FOR LAUNDRY MANGLE MACHINES
Filed NOV. 21, 1958
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INVENTORS
Edward W. Molunowe
Adwin 8. Sweet
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ATTORNEY
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Patented Jan. 30, 1952
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above the mangle 1. A receptacle consisting of .a basket
4 is supported upon the end of the supporting member '3
opposite the pivot whereby it is movable to and from
REVERSIBLE CARRIER FOR LAUNDRY
MANGLE MACHINES
Edward W. Malunowe, 2020 Beach, and Adwin B. Sweet,
3547 Kingsbury Ave., both of Fort Worth, Tex.
stations positioned on opposite sides .of the mangle '1. [I
A pair of brackets 5, each of which includes‘ an'up?
standing
post 6, which is formed of ‘angle iron. and is
Filed Nov. 21, 1958, Ser. No. 775,426 ‘
connected
at its lower end to a base plate 7, are remqv;
1 Claim. (Cl. 214-151)
ably connected to, the top of the mangle 1' on opposite
sides thereof,’ at positions corresponding to the two "staé
~ This invention relates to a reversible carrier for laundry
?atwork ironer machines, and it concerns more partic 10 tions above described. Each of the brackets 5 includes
a metal strap 8, which is bent angularly intermediate its
ularly, in combination with a mangle, a reversible carrier
ends. The straps 8 each have‘ a horizontally disposed
for use in transferring materials from one side of the
end portion 9 which is connected to the upper' end of
machine to the other.‘
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the post 6 and extends outwardly therefrom, a vertically
In ironing sheets and the like, the work ordinarily is
fed to the rolls of a mangle from one side of the machine 15 disposed intermediate portion 10 which extends down
wardly from the end portion 9 and is arranged parallel
and withdrawn from the opposite side. It is often neces
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sary to return a piece of work which has been operated
upon to the feed side of the machine, and to rerun it
through the machine one or more times. The mangle is
to the post 6 and in spaced relation thereto, and a hori
zontally disposed end portion 11 which extends out
wardly from the intermediate portion 10 and is positioned
a comparatively large machine, and it is necessary for 20 on the opposite side thereof from the end portion 9.
A sliding bolt 12, which has a resilient head 13, is
the operator to walk around the end of the machine each
time that a piece is done over. In the course of a day
this may involve a considerable number of steps.
passed through openings provided therefor in the inter~
mediate portion 10 of the strap 8, and in a boss 14 formed
on the strap 8, and has a nut 15 applied thereto. A com~
In the operation of a mangle it is also necessary from
time to time to pass various small articles, such as iden 25 pression spring 16, which surrounds the bolt 12, is capable
of acting upon the head 13 and the strap 8 whereby the
ti?cation tags and the like, back and forth from one side
head 13 is urged outwardly for engagement with the
of the machine to the other.
supporting member 3 to limit its movement in one di
The principal object of this invention is to provide,
rection.
in combination with a mangle, a reversible carrier for
A substantially U-shaped metal strap 17 is connected
use in transferring materials from one side of the machine 30
intermediate its ends to the outer end of the end portion
to the other.
11 of the strap 8, and extends downwardly therefrom.
Another object of the invention is to provide, in com
A latch member 18, which has a rounded upper end, is
bination with a mangle, a support positioned at one end
positioned between the legs of the U-shaped strap 17
of the mangle and extending upwardly above it, an elon
gated supporting member pivotally connected at one end 35 and is pivotally connected thereto intermediate its ends.
The latch member 18 is disposed partly in a longitudinal
to the support and capable of being swung in a horizontal
slot provided therefor in the end portion 11 and nor
plane, above the mangle, and a receptacle supported up
mally extends upwardly above it for engagement with
on the end of the supporting member opposite the pivot
the supporting member 3 to prevent swinging movement
whereby it is movable to and from stations positioned on
40 thereof. A tension spring 19 is connected at its ends
opposite sides of the mangle.
to the lower end of the latch member 18 and to a tab
Another object of the invention is to provide, in a
20, which extends outwardly from the post 6, whereby
reversible carrier of the type described, resilient bumper
the latch member 18 is yieldably restrained against
means at each of the stations for engagement with the
movement about its pivot.
supporting member to limit its swinging movement in
one direction, latch means at each of the stations for 45
A horizontally disposed metal strap 21, which is posi
engagement with the supporting member to prevent it
from being swung in the opposite direction, ?uid operable
tioned immediately below the end portion 11 of the strap
ly operable means for simultaneously releasing the latch
A cylinder 22, which has a ?uid actuated piston 23
movable therein, is clamped to an angularly bent metal
8, is connected at its ends to the post \6 and the end por
tion 11, whereby the structure is reenforced. The end
means at each of the stations for imparting a horizontal
portion 11 provides an additional support for the sup
thrust to the supporting member to move it pivotally
from one side of the machine to the other, and manual 50 porting member 3 and the basket 4.
means and actuating the thrust means.
strap 24 which is connected at one end to the post 6.
The invention will be readily understood by referring
The cylinder 22 is positioned at substantially the same
to the following description and the accompanying draw
55 elevation as the sliding bolt 12, and is arranged in par
ing, in which:
allel, side by side relation thereto. The piston 23, when
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing fragmentarily
one side of a mangle having a reversible carrier embody
actuated, is capable of imparting a horizontal thrust to
ing the invention applied thereto, and showing the car
the supporting member 3‘ to move it from one station
rier in released position and being swung from one side
to another.
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of the mangle to the other;
A manually operable lever 25, which is pivotally con
FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the mangle, showing the
nected to an angular frame 26 mounted on the mangle
carrier in latched position at one of two stations located
1, is connected by a wire 27, enclosed within an armored
on opposite sides of the mangle; and
cable 28, to the latch 18 whereby the latch 18 is capable
FIG. 3 is a diagrammatic plan view showing frag
of being disengaged from the supporting member 3 by
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mentarily a portion of the apparatus.
manipulation of the lever 25. The lever 25 is also ca
Referring to the drawing, a mangle is designated gen
pable of acting upon an air valve 29, which is mounted
erally by the numeral 1. A support consisting of a ver
on the frame 26 and is connected to the cylinder 22 by
tically disposed post 2 is positioned adiacent one end of
a ?exible conduit 30, whereby the piston 22 is capable
the mangle 1, substantially equidistant from its sides, and
extends upwardly above it. An elongated supporting 70 of being actuated, by manipulation of the lever 25, at the
same time that the latch 18 is disengaged from the sup
member 3 is pivotally connected at one end to the post
porting member 3.
2 and is capable of being swung in a horizontal plane,
8,018,904
The invention may be modi?ed in various ways with
out departing from‘ the spirit and scope thereof.
What is claimed is:
In combination with a machine having operating sta
tions positioned at opposite sides thereof, an‘ upstanding
support at one end ofthe machine, between the stations,
extending upwardly above the machine, an elongated
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latching engagement with the supporting member to
prevent it from being swung in the opposite direction,
?uid operable means at each of the stations for imparting
a horizontal thrust to the supporting member to move
it pivotally from one side of the machine to the other,
and manually operable means for simultaneously releas
ing the latching means and actuating the thrust impart
supporting member pivotally connected at one end to
ing means.
the upstanding support and capable of being swung in a
horizontal ‘plane, above the machine, a receptacle sup 10
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
ported on the end of the supporting member opposite
UNITED STATES PATENTS
its pivot whereby the receptacle is movable in opposite
directions to and from the respective stations, resilient
1,578,369
Robison _____________ __ Mar. 30,
meanstat each of the stations for abutting engagement
1,913,549
Holland _____________ __ June 13,
with the supporting member to limit its swinging move 15 2,624,964
Westwood ____________ __ Jan. 13,
ment in one direction, means at each of the stations for
2,645,360
1926
1933
1953
Raymond ___________ -_ July 14, 1953
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