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J. H. JONES. RUG AND CARPET CLEANING MACHINE.
APPLICAHON FILED SEPLI I915- 1 ,314:,81 3. PatentcdSept. 2, 1919.
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J. H. JONES.
RUG AND CARPET CLYEANING' MACHINE.
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RUG AND CARPET CLEANING MACHINE.
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J.'H. JONES. RUG AND CARPET CLEANING MACHINE.
APPLICATION mm SEPT. 7, 1915. 1 ,314:,81 3. Patented Sept. 2, 1919.
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JAMES H. JONES, OF CLEVELAND, fJHIO.
RUG AND CARPET CLEANING MACHINE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed September 7, 1915. Serial No. 49,174.
To all whom it may concern:
Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and following features of novelty and improvement.
It is so constructed as to permit the cleaning of large and small rugs and to perform the operation thoroughly in a machine not larger than would ordinarily be required to clean a small rug.
, The invention includes the combination and arrangement of parts and construction of details hereinafter described, shown in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a front elevation of the machine; Flg. 2
is a longitudinal'section thereof on line 2,
Fig. 5; Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the beater shaft and sleeve thereon; Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the machine showing the operating mechanism therefor; Fig. 4 is an elevation of the opposite end of the machine; Fig 5 is a transverse section of the machine on line 5, Fig. 1; Fig. 6 is a perspective of v the apertured grating over which the rug is beaten. Fig. 7 is a transverse section thereof enlarged; Figs. 8 and 9 are sectional views of the clamping and securing means for the respective extremities of the spring guard rods, Figs. 10 and 11 are a plan and transverse section respectively showing the device for releasing the friction roll, from the friction disk; Fig. 12 is a longitudinal section through the beater shaft; Fig. 13 is an enlarged portion thereof; Fig. 14 is a side elevation'of operatinggears showing the cam clutch in the engaging position. v
In these views A is a hollow casing in which the working parts are assembled; B is the beater shaft which passes longitudi nally through the machine and is provided preferably with sectional sleeves B upon which the beating straps B are secured and arranged at different angles to secure a continual unbroken succession of blows upon the carpet, as the shaft and sleeves revolve.
The sleeves B are loose upon the shaft Patented Sept. 2, 1919.
and spaced adjustable flange rings B, B
which are mounted upon the sleeves are connected by means of spaced rods B, B underneath which the ends of the beating straps'are inserted, so that by rotating the flange rings upon the sleeves the straps can be wound up upon the sleeves to increase or lessen at will the length of the outer and striking portions as shown in Fig. 2 at b.
The flanges are secured in any position upon sleeves B, preferably by means of set screws B Clutches B", B connect the several sleeve sections with the shaft B, so that either section can be disconnected from the shaft to stop the action of the beaters at any time. Levers B operate these clutches. Each clutch member B engages with a complementary c, 0, formed in a depressed partition 0',
leading to the vacuum creating apparatus.
These perforations communicate directly with the ing C.
The exhaust passage C communicateswith an inclined exhaust pipe 0 which leads to a powerful suction device or exhaust fan C through which the dust is removed from the inlet openings.
A hand hole C and cover C therefor facilitate the removal of sand or accumulations of any kind which remain in the tube C I The apertured grating C is depressed at its longitudinal edges at C, C, and is correspondingly raised on the upper surface and is provided with a longitudinal slot C for the entrance of clean air upon each side of the rows of inlet openings 0, c.
exhaust passage (3 in the grac Passages or chambers C, C for the introductlon of clean air inclose the longitudinal slots C in the raised portion of the apertured platform and provide a constant supply of fresh air from beneath the rug, which passes upward through the longitudinal slots and rug, and is drawn downthrough the inlet perforations 0, 0, thus preventing the dusty air' from the casing from passing through the rug.
The chamberspa ss through one end wall of thecasing as shown in Fig. 4.
Discharge openings C C are also pro vided giving plentiful opportunity for the escape of the heavier dust or sand as it falls from the rugs, which travel face downwag 'd over the apertured platform- C. These openings are preferably arranged intermediate of the inlet openings 0, and one or both edges of the platform, exterior to the passages 0.
Such material as passes through these openings Cf falls directly into the cavity of the casing from whence it can be removed at pleasure.
In use the rugs are fed into the machine through a lateral opening I) in the front .wall thereof, and thence over a horizontal screen D which is vertically adjustable by means of cams D 1) upon a rotatable longitudinal shaft D operated by the lever D The rug is drawn over the polished metal edge D The rugs are propelled by the combined feeding and beating roll E mounted upon a rotatable shaft E" which propels and beats the rugs to remove the coarser dust and dirt therefrom before they pass over the apertured platform C and underneath the beating straps B B This roll comprises an elastic brush formed preferably of non metallic fibers or bristles which propel the rug without wearing or tearing its back. Any dirt or dust elevated by this roll is drawn through a lateral opening E and passes through a conducting pipe E to a second blower E shown in Fig. 1.
Transverse spring guard rods or keepers F, F, are removably attached at intervals to the sides of the casing and lie over the rug in its passage to prevent it from winding up over the propelllng roll and to cause it to lie smoothly in contact with the grating C while under the action of the beating straps.
These guard rods are curved at the front end to avoid the shaft E at F and at their rear ends are doubled upon themselves at F to increase theirelasticity so that they will not become broken under the repeated action of the beating straps, and at their extremities they are provided with screw threaded ferrules F F see Figs. 8 and 9, which are screwed into the frame, and reinforced. In this manner the rods are protected from breaking where the screw threads join the casing, when they are caused to vibrate severely by the action of the beating straps.
A final sweeping roll is shown at G mounted upon a longitudinal shaft G" at the rear of the apertured platform.
This roll sweeps andslightly lifts the ru from below as it is passing over a second grating H and the fibers or bristles G of this roll are arranged in oppositely positioned rows so as to exert an intermittent sweeping and propelling force upon the rug and to remove the hair or thread from the nap of the rug, which could not be removed by the action of the boaters and vacuum alone.
It will be observed that when the rug passes over the depressed edges C G? of the grating C it will sag from want of support at these points and hence will become more flexible to assist the action of the heaters in removing the dust therefrom.
The same action takes place when the ru .tioned exterior to one end of the casing.
Here L is a band or belt wheel mounted upon the driving shaft G upon which the brushing roll G is mounted. L and L are spur gears mounted upon the shafts B and G respectively and driving the beater shaft B at a predetermined rate of speed greater than that of the elastic propelling roll.
Upon the beater shaft B is shown a disk J engaged by a friction roll J which is mounted upon a transverse shaft J and a worm J upon this shaft engages with a worm.wheel J upon the shaft E of the propelling roll E. In this manner the rate of s eed of the propelling roll is much reuced below that of the driving shaft and beaters. p i
The friction roll J can be made to travel diametrically across the disk J to vary the speed of the worm shaft by means of the nut J operatively connected to J Which travels upon a screw threaded shaft J parallel to the worm shaft. A hand wheel 5' operates the screw threaded shaft and nut. Means are also shown in Figs. 3, 10 and 11 for throwing the friction roll J so that the propelling roll will cease operating.
This comprises a hinged member or rock arm K upon which one end of the worm shaft is mounted and a rotatable wedge or cam sleeve K having an inclined edge K which engages an inclined face upon a block K secured to the end of-the casing. A bell crank lever K and link K rotate this cam sleeve. A spring K above the cam sleeve is then raised and in turn engages one end of the hinged member K and depresses the other 'end carrying the. friction roll and worm, so that the friction roll will make contact with its driving disk.
The action of the spring It makes the contact resilient in eflfect.
In Figs. '1, 4 and 5 is shown a transverse slot M in the end of the casing, opposite the driving mechanism.
This slot communicates at its ends with the longitudinal slot D in the front wall of the machine, and the longitudinal opening M in the rear wall of the machine.
This slot permits larger rugs to be beaten than could otherwise be gotten into the machine, since when one-half is beaten the rug can be turned around after leaving the machine and the other half beaten, permitting one-half of the rug to extend beyond the machine.
To support the upper portion of the end of the casing opposite the gearing horizon tally extended frames M M are positioned as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 4, which retain the upper portion of the casing at this end in spaced relationship to the lower portion, and the opposite end wall being integral forms a rigid support at that end.
Having described the invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a rug beating machine, exhaust mechanism, a hollow casing, a platform grating over which the rug passes, said grat- 1 ing having an upwardly curved portion on its upper surface and depressed portions and provided with inlet perforations in the elevated portion, an adjustable screen over which'the rug passes to the grating, an elastic feeding roll adjacent to said grating, a
beater shaft and flexible beaters thereon, a
rotatable brush engaging the lower surface of the rug at the outlet side of said grating and means for retaining the rug in contact with the surface of said grating.
2. In combination in a ru beating ma chine, exhaust mechanism, a casing, a longitudinal grating therein having an upwardly curved upper surface and provided with perforations leading to said exhaust therethrough and over which said rug passes, an adjustable screen at the inlet s1de of said grating over which said rug passes, an elastic j propelling roll adjacent to said screen, flexible beaters in said casing and means for rotating the same, to engage said rug while passing over said grating, a second gratrng, and a brush underneath the same 0 erating to remove material not removed ysaid beaters. v
3. In a rug beating-machine in combination, a casing having a longitudinal opening in its side, exhaust mechanism, a vertically adjustable screen in said opening said screen having a smooth metal inner e ge, an elastic propelling roll over said screen, exhaust apertured platform therein comprislng producing mechanism, a passage leading from said roll to said exhaust mechanism, a rug supporting apertured platform over which said rug passes, said platform having depressed portions permitting the rug to sag thereover and provided with inlet perforations leading to said exhaust, revolving beaters operating upon the rug while upon the platform, protecting guards for the rug, a grating following the apertured platform, and a sweeping device underneath said grating.
4. In a rug beating machine in combination, a casing and exhaust mechanism, said casing having a longitudinal opening in its side for the introduction of the rug, an elastic propelling roll, an apertured platform over which said rug passes, flexible beaters thereover, a grating following said platform over which said beaters operate, sweeping devices underneath said grating and means for operating the said propelling roll, beaters and sweeping devices at predetermined relative rates of speed.
5. In a rug beating machine, in combination a casing, an exhaust mechanism, a screen over which the rug is fed to the machine, an elastic propelling means thereover, an apertured platform over which the rug travels, said platform provided with depressed inlet perforations communicating with said exhaust mechanism, flexible beaters over said platform and a brushing device for completing the cleaning of the rug and operating upon the finished surface thereof.
6. In a rug beating machine a casing, exhaust mechanism, a propelling means for the rug, a screen thereunder, an apertured platform having depressed edges adjacent to said screen and provided with an opening leading to said exhaust mechanism, a depressed and perforated partition in said opening, a chamber for fresh air extending through the wall [of said casing and communicating with the apertures in said latform, beating devices over said platform and means for operating said propelling means and beating devices, substantially as described.
7. In a in beating machine, a casing, an 11! apertured p atform therein comprising a grating having series of marginal openings and an exhaust opening, a depressed partition in said exhaust opening, said partition provided with perforations, and said plat- 12( form provided with openings for fresh air adjacent to said exhaust openings.
8. In a rug beating machine, a casing, an a grating having series of marginal opemngs 12! and an exhaust opening, a depressed parti- 'tion in said exhaustopening, said partition provided with perforations, said platform provided with openings for fresh air adjacent to said exhaust openings and a chamber 13! through which said fresh air openings communicate with the air exterior to the machine.
9. In a rug beating machine, an apertured platform, said platform having an elevated portion and a depressed portion over which the rug passes, and also provided with an exhaust opening or passage extending through the elevated portion and a depressed partition in said exhaust opening said partition having perforations communicating with said exhaust passage.
10. In a rug beating machine, in combination, a casing and exhaust mechanism, a rotatable propelling means, an apertured platform having an exhaust passage over which the rug travels, a rotatablebeating device, over said platform, a rotatable brushing device underneath said rug, means for rotating said brushing and beating devices and means for rotating said propelling device, and means for controllingthe rate of speed of the" propelling device and for reversing its direction of movement substantially as described.
11. In a rug beating machine, in combination, a. rug beating device, comprising a rotatable shaft, a sleeve rotatable thereon, a series of flexible straps secured to said sleeve, flanges on said shaft, parallel rods secured to said flanges and passing over and spaced from said sleeve underneath which said straps pass, and means for adjustably securing said flanges upon said sleeves to adjust the length of the protruding portion pf said straps.
12. The combination with a rotatable shaft, and sleeves thereon, of clutch devices for operatively connecting said sleeves andshaft, flanges adjustably secured upon said sleeves, rods connecting said flanges and spaced from said sleeves, and straps secured at one end to said sleeves and having their free ends extending underneath the rods.
13: In a rug beating machine, the combination with a casing having walls, 'a propelling roll and a platform having an ex-.
over said platform, and having loopedpor tions and reinforced extremities, comprising internally screwthreaded ferrules to which said rods are attached, said ferrules attached to said casing.
16. The combination withthe casingof a rug beating machine, said casing provided with an integral end walland having the opposite end wall and the side walls horizon'tally divided, and a frame Work comprising horizontally extending members supporting the upper portion of said horizontally dlvided end wall.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto setmy hand this 9th day of August, 1915.
- JAMES H. JONES. In presence of- WM. M. MONROE, RALPH W. JEREMIAH.
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