Stereotype-plate mechanism

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Nov., 11 1924.' A. A. HENZI TEREOTYPE PLATE MECHAN'ISM 1921 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Feb. 17 Willi/lll y l l lll/[Ill] A INVENTOQ 7 ATTOQNY Nov. 11 .1924 1,514,765 "1. A. A. HENZI s'fEREoTYPE PLATE MEcHANIsM Filed Feb. 17, 1921 4 -sheets-sheet 2 l4 Y i l. L v @a Nov. 11 |924 L 1,514,765 A. A. HENZI STEREOTYPE PLATE MECHANISM Filed Feb'. 1v. 1921 4 sheets-sheet Patented Nov. 1l, 1924. UITED 1,514.75 ATeN'r orme- ALBERT A. kHENZIy OF CHICAGO, IIIJLLDTOIS,` ASSIGNOR 'IO` GOSS PRINTING PRESS COMPANY, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS. STEREOTYPIJ-PLATE MECHANISM. v Application filed February 17,1921. Seria] No. 445,863. To all 'whom t may concern.' Be it known that I, ALBERT AJHENZI, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook andStatefof Illinois, have made certain newand useful Improvements in Stereotype-Plate Mecha nism, of which the following is a specification. The invention relates to stereotype plate making mechanism and more especially to a plate deliveringmechanism, or machine for mechanically removinga plate from the fasting machine or mechanism and delivering it to a plate trimming mechanism ory elsewhere as desired. Objects and advantages of the invention will be set forth in part hereinafter and in part will be obvious herefroni, or may be learned by practice with the invention, the Fig. l is a central vertical, longitudinalv section thro-ugh a machine embodying the invention Y Fig. 2 is a full top plan of 'the machine shown in Fig. l; f Fig. 3 is an enlarged horizontal section onA the line 3 3 of Fig. l; Fig. 4 is a horizontal section on the line 4 4 of Fig. l, on thesame scale as that ligure; Fig. 5 is a central, vertical, longitudinal section through a modified form of the machine shown in Fig. l; Fig. G is a fragmentary elevation of the lower part of Fig. 5 looking thereatfrom the front; Fig. 7 is a fragmentary elevation of the lower part of Fig. 5 looking thereat from the right; Fig. 8 is a perspective view of a plate carrier of somewhat different form than the one shown in Figs. l and "2; c 5v5 Fig. 9 is a transverse section through the `moving it from the drag; Fig. 10 shows the plate carrier after havmg rotated the plate into position above andv ysupported upon the carrier; Fig. ll shows the plate carrier in raised position ready to be swung or rotated outwardly away from the casting box; .Figa 12 shows the casting boi; in elevation, and the plate delivering mechanism swung or rotated around to or toward delivery position; Fig. 13 is a diagrammatic View of two cast ing mechanisms served by asingle plate delivery mechanism and by a single plate trimming mechanism; and 1 Fig. 14 is a similar view showing the plate delivering mechanism delivering directly to the plate trimming mechanism. Referring now to the embodiment of the invention, illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings, the drag or concave member of a casting box is shown' generally as l, and preferably the drag is provided with a receding or recessible matrix-carrying part 2, which moves back wardly from casting position, thereby stripping the matrix from the plate through. such movement. This recedent matrix-carrying` baclr is sho-wn clearly in Figs. 9, 10 and l1", and is described andfshown in detail in applications. N. 408.203 of Albert A. l-Ienzi, filed September 4, 1920. The plate a is sup-ported in the body l of the drag at. either end of the member 2, this support of the plate being shown in Fig. l of the drawings. The plate is pref erably cast with a tail or extra portion at each end thereof for this purpose. Alf desired, this delivery mechanism can also be employed with the saddles or elevating devices shown in application S. N. 454.- n 001 of M. WV. Brueshaber, iiled lMarch Q, 1921. Referring now more particularly to the plate carrier 5 and its supporting and actuating mechanism, the carrier is shown with a. central portion 6 of substantially the internal width or diameter of the stereotype plate At either side thereof the carrier has a horizontal longitudinally#disposed, outwardly projecting rib 7 the body portion 6 being adapted to fit within the concave side of the plate, the straight edges of the `PIl) loo las plate resting against or upon and along the tongues or members 7 and the sides ot' thel that is, it will carry a plate J upon either side thereof, thereby avoiding idle rotation of the carrier to bring it to plate-receiving position. The plate carrier is designed to have vertical motion toward and away from the plate `fr to bring it into the above described engagement with the straight edges of the plate while the plate is resting in the drag with its concave side upwardly, as shown inliig. 9. i i The plate carrierv has also rotary .movement while so in engagement with the plate m to bring the plate above the plate carrier 5, with the straight edges ot' the plate restingv upon the tongues or projections as shown iny F ig. 10. In addition to said vertical movement to li'lt the plate and carrier free from the drag, as shown in Fig. 11, the plate carrier has angular or rotational movement in. a substantially horizontal plane to move the pla-te away from the drag and into operative relation with a plate-V trimming machine, orto deposit it upon a delivery table, or other suitable receptacle. Referring now in detail to the supporting and moving mechanism for the plate carrier, as embodied, it has fixed thereto a horizontally extending shaft 12, vwhich siatt is' journaled in bearings 181 and 14 in a support 15, which support is movably mounted on the machine frame. A collar 16 is fixed on shaft 12, between the two bearings 13 and 14, to prevent longitudinal displacement of the shaft. Sha-'tt 12 is provided with one or more crank arms y17, provided with handles 18, whereby the s hait is rotated in itsbearing, to impart the rotary movement to the plate carrier, which removes the plate from the drag, and also to impart the horizontal swinging or rotating movement to the carrier and its supporting plate, to effect the delivery of the plate, `asalready briefly described. The support 15 has fixed to or integral therewith a downwardly projecting cylindrical sleeve 20, which lits closely within a sleeve 21 which is part of a vertically movable or reciproca-ble ycarrier 22 tor the support 15. The carrier 22 isdirectly beneath and isprovided with supporting` means tor the support 15, whereby thecarrier and support have upward and downward movement together, but the support 15 has horizontal rotaryor angular movement upon, and relatively to, its carrier 22. As embodied, an annular ball or roller bearing 23 is provided on top the carrier'22 for the support 15, and it is preferably arranged closely about the sleeve' 20. Projecting upwardly trom the carriery 22 is an annular tlange 24, VAof the support 22 two diametrically-spaced, vertically disposed,v outwardly projecting guiding lugs 28 and 29, which work in corresponding guideways 30 and 31, these guideways beingl formed upon a column 32 arising out oi, and preferably integral with the base 33 of the machine. As embodied, the raising andlowering oic the plate carrier and its support is effected by toot power applied by the workman, and a cooperating automatic spring mechanism, thereby leaving both hands ot the workman tree during the delivery of the plate. As embodied, the mechanism is depressed by toot-power, and is automatically raised preferably by the spring action, when the toot pressure isreleased. A vertically,dis` posed rod 35 is fixed to and extends upwardly from the base 33 of the machine, the rod projecting within the hollow 36, which is formed centrally in the sleeve 2O of the plate supportl. A powerful spring 3'? is coiled about the rod 35 in compression between the base plate 33 and the bottom 3S ot' the carrier 22. y Formed on the carrier 22 are lugs 39and 40, which constitute a pivotal connection for a link 41. The link 41., at its opposite end 42 is pivotally connected to a :toot lever 48, which lever is forked or yoked, and has pivotal bearings at 44 and 45 upon the column 32 of the machine trame. Means are provided for holding the mechanism in depressed position against the at tion of the spring 3T, and as embodied a lever 48 is pivotally supported at 49 upon the machine base 33, lever "lc-8 having .its tail bent upwardly and provided withV a. hook 50, which engages over one of the forks ot lever 48. Lever 48 is yieldingly held in po sition to engage the lever 43 by a spring 52, and snaps back and then over lever 43 when it is depressed. Themanner of the operation ot the mechanism so tar described may be briefly restated as follows is swung over the Apla-te .r The carrier o lying ywith its concave site upward in the drag. The operator then steps upon lever 43, moving the plate carrier and its supporti-ng mechanism downwardly until the carrier is in the position of Fig. 9. The hook 50 holds` the carrier in this position. By means ot naief/eey the handle 18, the plate carrier is rotated until the plate a; ifi/brought to the position ol 10. The workman then steps upon lever A'18, and lever a3 is thereby released from hook 50, and spring 37 raises the plate carrie-r to the position of Fig. 11. rlhereupon, by means of the handles 18, the plate may be swung angularly horizontally away from the drag, thesupport 15 rotating upon its carrier 2Q, as shown in Figs. 1Zand 18. Referring now to the somewhat dilierent form of mechanism shown in Figs. and 12, a plate carrier 5 has its horizontally-disposed shaft 12 journaled in a support 58, with a spacing collar 59 at one end thereof. Fixed to shalt 12 is a crank 01, the hub 60 thereof serving as a spacing collar a,D .nst the support 58. Projecting downwardly 'from t-he support 58, fixed to and preterably integral therewith, is a cylindrical member or column 68, fitting within a cylindrical opening in a pillar (Se, whichpillar projects upwardly from the `base of the machine. rlhe support 58 is provided with ar downwardly-projecting, annular flange 67, which encircles the cylindrical upper porspring latch 08 tion of the column o4. may be employed, engaging with teeth 8S) `formed on the bottom edge or crown of the flange 67. to angularly or rotatively position the carrier just above the drag to tal-:e the plate, and to posit-ion it at theplace ofV delivery. rlhe cylindrical column 08 is supported upon the conicaltop 7 2 of a rod 78, tl'ielcwer end of the column 63 having therein a recess shaped to titupon the conical head oic the rod. The rod 78 is mounted in a support 7 on the machine frame, is longitudinally slidable in its mounting, and its lower end rests upon the end 76 ot a toot lever 71, Foot lever 77 is pivoted at 78 upon the machine frame, and may be provided with a restoring spring 79, which spring, however, will not usually be found necessary. lVith this itorm of the mechanisni.l` the plate carrier is normally in its lower or de pressed condition. 'When the caiis to be swung over the drag to remove the plate therefrom, the workman steps upon the toot lever 77, thereby raising the plate carrier, and after it is in position above the drag, the pedal lever 7 7 is released, and the plate carrier comes to the position of Fig. 9, ready to rotate the plate. The crank, or double crank, armsl are then rotated tothe position of Fig.y 10, and thereupon the wcrl'- man again steps upon foot lever 77, and the plate c supported upon the carrier 5 is brought to the position of Fig. 11. The plate carrier and its support is then rotated upon the pin 78 to swing the plate horizontally angularlyv away from the drag, shown in Figs. 12fand18. f f i A holding lever'82 may be provided tor the foot lever 77, as shown in "Fig: 5, and maybe generally simliar in its operation to the holding lever a8 already described in connection with the torni ot mechanism shown in Figs. 1 and 2.' liVhen this holding lever is employed, it is not necessary for the workman to keep his toot upon the lever 77. f deans are provided for rolling the machine from place to place, while leaving it 101 has iixed thereto arms 102, which arey pivotally connected together by a link or links 103. One of the shafts 101 has a foot pedal v101i connected thereto, whereby the casters 98 may be retracted above: the level of the base, or projected therebelow, dependent on whether the machine is to rest lirmly upon the floor or it is desired to move it from place to place. 1n Fig. 13 the arrangement is shown of a. turnaceand melting pot 109 for the stereotype metal, provided with pumps 111 and 112, serving, respectively, casting machines 118 and 114;. These machines, have, respectively, cores 115 and 116, and d 'ags 117 and 118. The plate carrier 5 is shown` removing a plate from the drag 117, while drag 118 is in vcasting position. The manner of removing the rplate from the drag has already been described. rlhe horizontal angular or rotatory delivering movement of the plate is indicated by the arrow 110, and a trimming machine is indicated conventionally by the reference numerals 120, 121 and 122. f The` trimming machine mav be` oit any convenient or adequate construction kand manner of operation, and the plates may be delivered thereto directly by the carrier or may he delivered to a receiving table for the trimming or finishing machine. 1n Fig. let the plate carrier is shown demachine. Usually, however, the use of the storage or receiving tables is preferable as it givesy more liexibility between the castingA machines and the finishing machine as to speed and time of operation. The mechanism in either arrangement, or where used merely as a delivery from the casting ma. chine, obviates the manual handling of the heavy yand hot plates, and avoids also the necessity of waiting for the plates to cool in the casting machine before they `can be handled, and also speeds up the operation of the casting machines, and thereby koi the 1 entire system. lill). trom the casting machine and means for moving the plate in an angular path to a delivery position. 2. A machine tor delivering stereotype plates 'from a casting machine. including` in combination, means for removing a plate from the casting machine and means tor rotating the removing means With the plate thereon to a place ot delivery. 3. A machine for delivering stereotype plates trom a casting machine. includingr in combination, means tor removing a plate from the casting machine and means tor moving the plate along ay horizontal path about a center to a place of delivery. 4. A machine tor delivering stereotype plates trom a casting machine, including in combination, means tor removing a. plate from the casting machine and means for moving the plate along a circular path to a place ot delivery. 5. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination, means for removing a plate `from. the casting machine and means for raising the plate and tor moving it along a curved path to a place of delivery. 6. A machine for delivering stereotype plates trom a casting machine, including in combination, means iior removing a plate from the casting machine and means for, raising the plate and tormoving it along a curved horizontal pathy to a place of delivery. 'E'. A machine tor delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, includingin combination., means tor removing a plate from the casting machine by rotational moven'ient and means orinoving the plate in an angular path to a delivery position. 8. A machine tor delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, includingin combination, means tor removingv la plate trom the rcasting machine by rotational movement and means for rotating the removing means with the plate thereon to a place ot delivery.. 9. A machine for delivering stereotype plates trom a casting machine, including in combination, means for removing a plate from they casting machine by rotational movement and means tor moving the plate along a horizontal path about a center to a place of delivery. 10. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination, means for removing a plate from -the casting machine by rotational movement and means for subsequently raising the plate and tor moving it along a curved path to a place of delivery. 11. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination, means tor removing a plate trom the drag of a casting machine and means for moving the plate in anfangular path to a delivery position. 12. A machinel for delivering stereotype plates trom a casting machine, including in combination, means engageable With the straight longitudinal et ges ot the plate for removing a plate from the drag of a casting machine and means for rotating the removing. means with the plate thereon to a place ot delivery. 13. A machine tor delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination, a trame engageable With the straight longitudinal edges of the plate tor removing a plate from the drag of a casting machine and means tor moving the plate and trame along a horizontal path about a center to a place of delivery. v 14. A machine for delivering stereotype plates trom a casting machine, including in combination, means rotatable about a horizontal anis tor removing a plate from' the drag ot a casting machine and means for raising the plate and lfor moving it along a curved path to a place ot delivery. 15. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination, a. trame engageable With the straight longitudinal edges of the plat-e for removing a plate and frame from the drag oi" a casting machine hy rotational move'- ment and means tor ioving the plate in an angular path to a delivery position. ' 16. A machine tor delivering stereotype plates trom a casting machine, including in combination, means engageable With the straight longitudinal edges ot the plate for removing a plate trom the drag otl a casting machine by rotational movement about a horizontal axis and means tor rotating the removing means with the plate thereon to a place ot delivery. 17. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination, means engageable With the straight longitudinal edges of the plate torremoving a plate from the drag of a casting machine by rotational movement and means for subsequently raising the plate and for moving it along a curved path to a place ot delivery. 18.y A machine for delivering sterotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination, ka plate carrier, a support there-- llU for, and means for rotating the plate carrier in a substantially horizontal plane to carry the plate from a casting machine to a place of delivery. 19. A machine for delivering sterotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate carrier, a support therefor, means for raisino' and lowering the carrier and its support in delivering the plate, and means for rotating the plate carriery in a substantially horizontal plane to carry the plate from al casting machine to a place of delivery. 20. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate carrier, a support therefor, means for raising and loweringV the carrier and its support in delivering the plate, and means for rotating` the plate carrier relatively to its support in a substantially horizontal plane to carry the plate from a casting machine to a place of delivery. 21. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate carrier, a support therefor, means movable relatively to the support fory raising and lowering the carrier and its support in delivering the plate, and means for rotating the plate carrier in a substantially horizontal plane to carry the plate from a casting machine to a place of delivery. 22. A machine for delivering` stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in con'ibination a plate carrier, a support therefor, means for rotating the carrier about a horizontal axis to take the plate from the casting machine, and means for rotating the plate carrier :in a substantially horizontal plane to carry the plate from a casting machine to a place of delivery. :23. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate carrier, a support therefor, and manually operated means for rotating the plate carrier to carry the plate from the casting machine to the place of filelivery. Qet. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate carrier, a support therefor, manually operated means for rotating the plate carrier to carry the plate from the casting machine to the place of delivery, and means for raising and lowering the carrier and its support in delivering the plate. 25. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate carrier, a support therefor, manually operated means for rotating the plate carrier to carry the plate from the casting machine to the place of delivery, means tor raising and lowering the carrier and its support, and means for rotating the carrier on its support in delivering the plate. 26. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a machine frame, a support movable up and down thereon, anda plate carrier carried on the support and vertically movable therewith and rotatable upon the support. 27. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a machine frame, a support movable up and down thereon, and a plate carrier carried on the support and vertically movable therewith and rotatable in a horizontal plane upon the support. 28. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a machine frame, a. support movable up and down thereon, and a plate carrier carried on the support and vertically movable therewith and rotatable in a vertical direction upon the support. 29. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a. casting machine, including in combination a machine frame, a support movable up and down thereon, and a plate carrier carried on the support and vertically movable therewith and rotatable in both the horizontal and vertical directions upon the support. 30. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate. carrier engaging with the straight edges of the plate, a shaft carrying the plate carrier, a journal bearing for the shaft, a support for the bea-ring shaft and carrier, and manually operated means for rotating the shaft in its bearing. 3l. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate. carrier engaging with the straight edges of the plate, a shaft carrying the plate carrier, a journal bearing for the shaft, a support for the bearing shaft and carrier, manually operated means for rotating the shaft in its bearing and means for rotating the shaft and its bearing upon the support. 32. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine including in combination a plate carrier engaging with the straight edges of the plate, a shaft. carrying the plate carrier', a journal bearing for the shaft, a support. for the bearing shaft and carrier, manually operated means for rotating the shaft in its bea-ring, and means for movin@ the support up and down to raise and lower the plate carrier. 33. A machine for delivering stereotype plates from a casting machine, including in combination a plate carrier engaging with the straight edges of the plate, a shaft carrying the plate carrier, a journal bearing for the shaft, a support for the bearing shaft andscarrier, manually operated means. 'for rotating the shaft in its bearing, means for rotating the shaft and its hearing'. uepon the support, and means for moving the ysupport up and down tol raise and lower the plate Carrier. 34; In combination, ak stereotype plate casting: mechanism and means engageahle with the straight longitudinal edges of the plate for removing: the plate from the casting: mechanism. Inv Combination, a stereotype plate casting mechanism,y and. means engageable with the straight longitudinal edges of the plate and independent of'4 the casting. mechanism and taking no part in the casting operation, fori'emoving' the plate from the casting mechanism. 36. ln combination7 a stereotype plate casting mechanism and means engageable 1. .aimee with, the straight longitudinal edge-s of the plate for removing the plate from the cast-ing mechanism by rotaryv mot-ion about the longitudinal axis of the plate. 37.111 combination7 casting mechanism` comlzn'rising` a core and drag, and means engageable with the straight longitudinal edges of the plate as it lies in horizontal position in the drag, for removing the plate therefrom. 88. ln combination7 casting mechanism comprisinp` a core and daag, and means engageahle With the straight longitudinal edges of the plate as it lies in horizontal position in the difag, for turning'the plate over and removing it from the drag. In testimony whereof, l have signed my name to this speciication. ALBERT a. HENZI.

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