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US2528242A US31421A US3142148A US2528242A US 2528242 A US2528242 A US 2528242A US 31421 A US31421 A US 31421A US 3142148 A US3142148 A US 3142148A US 2528242 A US2528242 A US 2528242A
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    • B23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B23FMAKING GEARS OR TOOTHED RACKS
    • B23F5/00Making straight gear teeth involving moving a tool relatively to a workpiece with a rolling-off or an enveloping motion with respect to the gear teeth to be made
    • B23F5/20Making straight gear teeth involving moving a tool relatively to a workpiece with a rolling-off or an enveloping motion with respect to the gear teeth to be made by milling
    • B23F5/22Making straight gear teeth involving moving a tool relatively to a workpiece with a rolling-off or an enveloping motion with respect to the gear teeth to be made by milling the tool being a hob for making spur gears
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T409/101431Gear tooth shape generating
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    • Y10T409/102544Hobbing including infeed means
    • Y10T409/102703Hobbing including infeed means to infeed along axis of work rotation

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Oct. 31, 1950 w, s, PRAEG 2,528,242
HOBBING MACHINE Filed June 7, 1948 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 FIGJ.
INVENTOR.
WALTER S. PRAEG 5 ATTORNYS W. S. PRAEG HOBBING MACHINE Oct. 31, 1950 -3 Sheets-Sheet. 2
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5 Sheets-Sheet 3 W. S. PRAEG HOBBING MACHINE all!!! 57;"!!!- WALTER S.PRAEG Oct. 31, 1950- Filed June 7, L948 ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 31, 1 950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HOBBING MACHINE Walter S. Praeg, Detroit, Mich, assignor to National Broach & Machine Company, Detroit,
Mich., a corporation of Michigan Application June '7, 1948, Serial No.-31,421
(ciao-4) 24 Claims.
, l I The present invention relates to a bobbing machine. 7
It is an object of the present invention to provide a hobbingmachine characterized by sturdy construction, the economy with which it may be built, and the accuracy and ease of setup change for hobbing helical gears and spur gears.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide hobbing machine including means responsive to relative .traversebetween the gear and hob for impartin a compensating relative rotation thereto.
It is a further object of the present invention I .topro'vide. a hobbing machine in which angular adjustments may be made between the direction ofthe axes of the gear and hob and'the direction of relative traverse .between the gear and hob.
-It is a feature of the present invention to provide a hobbing machine including intercom nected drive means for rotating the hob and a work gear, independent means for effecting relative traverse between the hob and work gear, and compensating means automatically operable in response to relative traverse between the hob and work gear forcompensating for such relative traverse. 7
Other objects and features of the invention will become apparent as the description proceeds,
' especially when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein: 1
Figure -l is a front elevation of a hobbing machine constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is --an enlarged fragmentary section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1. 1 Figure 3 is a section on the line 3 -3 of Figure 2. Y j 'Figure' i is a fragmentary .plan view.
. Figure 5 is a sectional view through the work L spindle transmission of a simplified form of the machine, and
Figure 6 is a fragmentary section on the line 66 of Figure 2. I Hobb-ing machines generally are provided with means for driving the hob and the'work gear and for effecting-relativetraverse between the hob and work gear all in definitely timed relation. Accordingly, it has been impossible to effectvrapid return traverse after the hobbing out has been taken or to substantially vary the hobbing speed. However, hobbingmachines are known which include a differential in the train of gears driving the work gear, this difierential including a gear driven in accordance with the tary drive to either the hob or the gearincludes a rotating drive element having helical surfaces thereon and adapted to slide axially along a correspondingly formed element in accordance with relative traverse between the gear and hob. As the helical surfaces referred to maybe of the same efiectivelead as the gear being hobbed, it will be apparent that, relative traverse between the .geanand .hob may be at any rate desired and that completion of a rough hobbing stroke may be followed by rapid traverse to starting position followed by a relatively rapid finishing bobbing operation. The machine is designed to facilitate change-over by substitu tion of the parts providing the mating helical surfaces, and it is also contemplated that the parts having the mating helical surfaces need not be changed but that change gears may be chine' comprises a main frame or casting, I 0' providing a'horizontal bed II having ways ins dicated at I 2 formed'thereon. overlying the bed 12 'is a vertically adjustable hob slide l5 which is mounted in ways indicated at IS on the frame :0. Asbest seen in Figure 4 the hob slide. [5 is located at a corner' of the frame [0, so that access-to the space between the hob slide l5 and thebed I I is provided at twoadjacent sides of the machine. This construction contributes to the rigidity of the parts and hence to-the accurac of the finished gears. At the same time, it affords convenient access to the manually adjustable parts as will subsequently be described.
Mounted for traverse in the ways I2 is a work "carriage .26, upon which a work support25 is It, will be appreciated,
mounted for angular adjustment about a vertical axis. The work support 25, as best seen in Figure 2, includes a depending circular portion 26 received within a correspondingly shaped opening formed in the top of the work slide to guide the work support in its angular adjustment. Circular T slots indicated at 28 are provided to which clamping bolts 29 are seated, so that the work support 25 may be locked in angularly adjusted position with respect to the work carriage 2D.
In like manner, a hob support 30 is secured to the hob slide |5 in angularly adjustable. relation with respect thereto. A circulanT slot 3| is provided which cooperates with clamping bolts 32 so that the hob support 30 may b locked in angularly adjusted position.
The hob slide l5, as previouslynoted is vertical- 1y adjustable in the ways l6 and to effect. this vertical adjustment a handwheel 35 is provided whichdrives a vertical adjusting screw 36 through bevel gearing indicated generally at 31. The screw '36 is received in a threaded block 38 rigidly secured to the upper portion of the frame ill, so that rotation of the handwheel 35 effects vertical adjustment of the hob slide l5 as will be readily apparent. In order to permit the vertical adjustment of the hob to be made without afiecting the drivegearing for the hob, this gearing includes a vertically extended splined shaft 40 which is slidable in a splined sleeve 4| mounted in a forwardly extending' portion 42 of the frame |0.
Means are provided for effecting rotation of hob; and work spindles inti med relation, and in the present machine this mechanism is employed to rotate the hob a nd work spindles at the relative rateswhich would be appropriate for gearing having the same number of teeth as the hob and work gear. In "other words, no change in relative speed of rotation of the hob and work spindles is provided for in'thi s driving mechanism to compensate for relative traverse, this compensation being introduced by independent mechanism as will subsequently be described. The drive mechanism comprises a motor 45 carried in the hollow 'upper portion of the frame which is connected by a suitable coupling 46 to a gear 41. The gear 41 meshes with a gear 48 mounted on a shaft 49 which in turn carries a worm 50. The worm 50 meshes with a worm ear 5| which is mounted on a shaft 52. The shaft 52 carries a bevel gear'53 which eventually transmits rotation to the hob spindle and also carries a worm gear 54 which eventually transmits rotation to the work spindle. Thus the meansfor rotating the work and the hob spindles comprises trains'of gearing which include a common gear member, this member being the worm 50. the work spindle 'and:-hob spindle is definitely timed and the rate of rotation may be altered by substituting change gearing for the gears 41, 48
Referring first to the gear"tr ain for'rotating the hob spindle'the bevel gear 53 meshes with a bevel gear provided on the sleeve 4|, the bevel gear 60 transmitting rotation to the splined shaft 48' previously referred to. At the lower end of the splined shaft 40 is a bevel gear 6| which is coaxial with the axis of adjustment of the hob support '30. The angularlyadjustable hob support 30 is provided with a shaft 62 carrying a bevel gear '63 meshing with the bevel gear 6|, so that the meshed relationship of the bevel gears 6 63 is maintained during angular adjustment of the hob support 30. At th outer end of the Accordingly, the relativ e rate of rotation of first change gear 11.
shaft 62 is a balance wheel 64 and intermediate of its length the shaft 62 is provided with a gear 65. The hob spindle is indicated at 61 and is provided with a gear 68 meshing with the gear 65. Preferably the outer end of the hob spindle 61 is supported as by bearing means indicated at T0 and the spindle supports the hob H.
The mechanism for rotating the work spindle includes a worm gear 15 meshing with the worm 54 and mounted on a shaft 16 which carries a A second change gear 78 mounted on the shaft 19 is provided and the shaft 19 carries a driving worm 80 Which drives a large worm gear 8|. The worm gear 8| is mounted in bearings indicated at 82 and has keyed or otherwise secured thereto an internally helically splined sleeve 83 which extends parallel to the ways |2 provided on the bed II. The work carriage 20 is provided with a shaft 85 mounted in suitable bearings indicated at 86, the shaft 85 having keyed or otherwise secured thereto an externally helically splined member 81 which is slidably received within the internally helically splined sleeve 83.
At its end the shaft 85 is provided with a bevel gear which meshes with a bevel gear 9| mounted on the work carriage 2|]. The bevel gear 9| is disposed with its axis extended vertically and coaxial with the axis of adjustment of the work support 25 relative to the Work carriage 20.
The angularly adjustable work support 25 is provided with a short shaft carrying a first bevel gear 96 which meshes with the bevel gear 9| and carrying at its oppositeend asecond bevel gear 91 meshing Witna bevelgear 98 carried by the work spindle Hill. The arrangement is such that the driving relationship i maintained to the Work spindle while the work support 25 is angularly adjusted about a vertical axis. A tail stock indicated atlfll is provided including a handwheel I62 and a center I03 for engaging work supporting means such asthe arbor [04 on which the work W is mounted.
From the mechanism just described, it will be apparent that traverse of the work carriage 20 on the bed I will superimpose a compensating rotation upon the rotation of the work piece W in accordance with the lead of the splined members 83,81.
Means entirely independent from the mechanism for rotating the work and hob spindles is provided for effecting relative traverse of the work carriage 20. This means comprises a motor Ill] carried in' the base l0 which drives change gears Ill and H2 and henc the shaft H3. Keyed on the shaft I I3 for axial sliding movement thereon is a speed change gear comprising a relatively large gear H4 and "a relatively small gear H5. Parallel to the shaft H3 is the traverse shaft 6 on which is secured a relatively small gear! I! and a relatively large gear I l8. A shifting lever I20 is provided for shifting the gears H4 and H5 longitudinally on the shaft ||3 so that the relatively small gear l5 ma y rnesh with the relatively large gear ||8 or alternatively the relatively large gear l4 may mesh with the relatively small gear IT. The lever |20 is connected to a shaftlZl which carries a shifter fork I22 which engages anannular groove provided between the gears l4 and H5. This permits a substantial change of speed by shifting the lever l2!) as will be readily apparent.
Depending from the underside of the work carriage 29 is a traverse nut I25 in which is received the traverse screw |2B provided as an extension of the traverse shaft H6. The motor III] causes traverse of the carriage through the gearing described above and the traverse nut and screw. The rate of traverse ma be varied by the gear shifting mechanism described above. Suitable means (not shown) are provided for reversing the motor I II) to effect return means for effecting traverse of the carriage 20. It will be observed that the traverse of the carriage 2!! by the motor III] is entirely independent of the means for effecting relative timed rotation of the hob and work spindles by the motor 45, but that this traverse introduces a compensating rotation to the work spindle III] by virtue of the helical splined relationship of the members 83 and 81.
This permits traverse to be carried out at different rates and specifically will permit the hobbing operation to be carried out at a desired slow rate, after which return traverse to initial position may be carried out rapidly.
In the specificembodiment of the hobbing machine illustrated relative traverse is in a fixed horizontal direction as is determined by the location of the ways I2. However, both the work spindle and the hob spindle are independently angularly adjustable about a vertical axis so that the direction of relative traverse between the spindles may be at any desired angle with respect thereto. This permits the employment of a method of hobbing which I refer to as diagonal traverse." In the past the conventional method of hobbing has been to provide relative traverse between thework gear and the hob in a direction parallel to the axis of the work. By employing a relative traverse which extends at an oblique angle to the axes of both the work spindle and the hob spindle, it is possible to provide a hobbing action which will produce accurately finished gears at a high rate of speed and with increased hob life, since the cutting action is distributed longitudinally over a predetermined portion of the hob during each hobbing stroke. This is to be contrasted with the prior conventional method in which for each setting of the hob the most severe cutting action was concentrated at a specific Zone of the hob. In the past efforts have been made to overcome this difficulty which included provision for shifting the hob axially between hobbing operations or for'providing an almost imperceptibly slow axial feed of the hob. The present machine obtains improved results over either of these two methods by automatically introducing a distribution of the wear longitudinally of the hob during each cutting cycle. In addition to the foregoing advantage the present hobbing machine permits a very accurate control of lead since with a single splined assembly made up of the parts 83 and 87, it is possible to produce slight variations in lead on the work gear by desired. This ratio may be modified by substituting different helically splined members for the members 83 and 87 and fine variations in lead may be accomplished by angular adustments of the work support and the hob support relative to the direction of ways I2.
Reference is now made to Figure 5 which illustrates a simplification of the hobbing machine which may be made in the event that the feature of angular adjustability of the work support 25 is not required. In this case the shaft 85 instead of carrying the bevel gear 90 illustrated in Figure 2 is provided with a cylindrical gear I30 which meshes with a second cylindrical gear I 3| mounted directly on the work spindle I 00. In this case the bevel gears 90, 9!, 96, 9! and 98 are not required, since there is no necessity for preserving continuity of a train of gears during angular adjustment of the work table.
The drawings and the foregoing specification constitute a description of the improvedhobbing machine in such full, clear, concise and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to practice the invention, the scope of which is indicated by the appended claims.
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A gear hobbing machine comprising a frame,
having a bed thereon, a work carriage slidable on said bed, a hob support overlying said carriage and angularly adjustable about a vertical axis, a hob spindle on said hob support, gearing for rotating said hob spindle including a gear whose axis coincides with the axis of adjustment of said hob support to drive said hob spindle in all positions of angular adjustment, a. work support angularly adjustable about a vertical axis on said carriage, a work spindle on said work support, gearing for rotating said work spindle including a gear whose axis coincides with the axis of adjustment of said work support to drive said work spindle in all positions of angular adjustment,
said gearing including common drive means to effect timed rotation of said hob and work spindles, means independent of said gearing for effecting traverse of said carriage, and helically splined means in said work spindle gearing relatively axially slidable upon traverse of said carriage to superimpose a compensating rotation on said work spindle in accordance with traverse.
2. A gear hobbing machine comprising a frame, having a bed thereon, fixed ways on said bed, a work carriage slidable on said ways, a hob support overlying said carriage and angularly adjustable about a vertical axis, a hob spindle on said hob support, gearing for rotating said hob spindle including a gear whose axis coincides with the axis of adjustment of said hob support to drive said hob spindle in all positions of angujlar adjustment, a work support angularly adjustable about a vertical axis on said carriage, a work spindle on said work support, gearing for rotating said 'work spindle including a gear whose axis coincides with th axis of adjustment of said work support to drive said work spindle in all positions of angular adjustment, said gearing including colmmon drive means to effect timed rotation of said hob and work spindles, means independent of said gearing for effecting traverse of said carriage on said Ways, and helically splined means in said work spindle gearing relatively axially slidable upon traverse of said carriage to superimpose a compensating rotation on said work spindle in accordance with traverse.
3. In a hobbing machine including a hob spindle and a work spindle and connected gear trains for rotating said spindles, a carriage mounting said work spindle for traverse in a direction which occupies a plane parallel to the axes of said spindles, said carriage carrying a helically splined gear included in the train for rotating the work spindle, a splined drive shaft parallel tothe direction of gtraverse of ;said carriage, said gear being splined to said shaft and movable along said shaft as said carriage is traversed, change gears between said splined gear and said work spindle to provide for hobbing gears of different helix angle with a single splined shaft and splined gear, andidrive means independent of said gear trains for traversing said table.
4. A gear hobbing machine comprising a work carriage, a work spindle thereon, a hob support relatively adjustable toward and away from said carriage, a hob spindle onrsaid support angularly adjustable thereon with respect to said Work spindle, a motor, a train of drivinggears interconnecting both of said spindles with said motor for driving said spindles, drive means independent of said motor for effecting traverse of said carriage in a plane parallel to the axes of said spindles, compensating means responsive to traverse of said carriage to superimpose an additional rotation of said work spindle upon the motordriven rotation thereof in accordance with the lead of the work gear being hobbed and the rate of traverse of said carriage, said compensating means comprising a pair of helically splined members in the gear train connecting said work spindle with said motor, said splined members being relatively movable axially upon traverse of said carriage.
5. A gear hobbing machine comprising a work carriage, a work spindle thereon,-a hob support relatively adjustable toward'and away from said carriage, a hob spindle on said support angularly adjustable thereon with respect to said work spindle, a motor, a train of driving gears interconnecting both of said spindles with said motor for driving said spindles, drive means independent of said motor for effecting traverse of said carriage in a plane parallel to the axes of said spindles, compensating means responsive to traverse of said carriage to superiinpose an additional rotation of said work spindle upon the motordriven rotation thereof in accordance with the lead of the work gear being hobbed and the rate of traverse of said carriage, said compensating means comprising a pair of splined members in the gear train connecting said work spindle with said motor, said splined members being relatively movable axially upon traverse of said carriage, said splined member having a lead corresponding to the lead of the gears being hobbed.
6. A gear hobbing machine comprising a work carriage, a work spindle thereon, a hob support relatively adjustable toward and away from said carriage, a hob spindle on said support angularly adjustable thereon with respect to said a spindle, a motor, a train of driving gears interconnecting both of said spindles with said motor for driving said spindles, drive means independent of said motor for effecting traverse of said carriage in a. plane parallel to the axes of said spindles, compensating means responsive to traverse of said carriage to superimpose an additional rotation of said work spindle upon the motor-driven rotation thereof in accordance with the lead of the work gear being hobbed and the rate of traverse of said carriage, said com- .pensating means comprising a pair of splined members in the gear-train connecting said work spindle with said motor, said splined members being relatively movable axially upon traverse of said carriage, said splined members having a lead equal to the lead of helix of the gears being hobbed.
'7. A gear hobbing machine comprising a work carriage, a work spindlethereon, ahob'rsupport relatively adjustable toward and away fromsaid carriage, a hob spindle on saidsupport angularly adjustable thereon with respect to said work spindle, a motor, a train of driving gears interconnecting both of said spindles with said motor for driving said spindles, drive means independent of said motor for effecting traverse of said carriage in a plane parallel to the axes of said spindles, compensating means responsive to traverse of said carriage to superimpose an additional rotation'of said work spindle upon the motordriven rotation thereof in accordance with the lead of the work gear being hobbed and the rate of traverse of said carriage, said compensating means comprising a pair of splined members in the gear train connecting said work spindle with said motor, said splined members being relatively movable axially upon traverse of said carriage, and change gears in said gear train whereby gears of diiferent lead may be hobbed with the same splined member and gear.
8. A gear hobbing machine, comprising work carriage, a work spindle thereon, a hob support relatively adjustable toward and away from said carriage, a hob spindle on said support angularly adjustable thereon with respect to said work spindle, a motor, atrain of driving gears interconnecting both of said spindles with said motor for driving said spindles, drive means independent of said motor for effecting traverse of said carriage in a plane parallel to the axes of said spindles, compensating means responsive to traverse of said carriage to superimpose an additional rotation of said work spindle upon the motor-driven rotation thereof in accordance with the lead of the work gear being hobbed and the rate of traverse of said carriage, said compensating means comprising a rotary shaft in the gear train connecting said work spindle with said motor, an externally splined sleeve removably mounted on said shaft,and a removable, internally splined sleeve on said externally splined sleeve, said splined sleeves being relatively axial- 1y movable upon traverse of said carriage.
9. A gear hobbing machine comprising a frame, a carriage slidable on said frame, a work spindle on said carriage, a tool spindle on said frame, drive means for said spindles comprising a motor and gearing connecting said motor to each of said spindles, master lead control compensating means in the gearing connecting said motor and said work spindle comprising a pair of coaxial helically splined members relatively axially slidable upon sliding movement of said carriage, and feeding means for traversing said carriage.
10. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 9 in which said feeding means comprise a separate motor and feed screw mechanism between said frame and carriage,
11. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 9 in which said work spindle is parallel to the direction of traverse of said carriage.
12. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 11 in which said tool spindle is mounted for angular adjustment about an axis perpendicular to the axes of both of said spindles.
13. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 9 in which said tool spindle and said work spindle are each independently adjustable about an axis perpendicular to both of said spindles.
14. A gear hobbing machine for machining the teeth of gears comprising a frame, a carriage slidable on said frame, a work spindle on said carriage, a tool spindle on said frame for a wormlike tool, means mounting said tool spindle for angular adjustment about an axis perpendicular to the axes of both of said spindles to bring a worm-like hobbing tool and Work piece into a crossed and non-parallel operating relationship equivalent to the meshing relationship of a worm and worm gear, drive means for said spindles comprising a motor and gearing connecting said motor to both of said spindles, said gearing being effective to rotate said spindles in the timed relationship proper for meshed rotation of a worm and worm gear having the same number of teeth as the tool and work piece, feeding means for traversing said carriage in a direction to cause the action of the tool to progress from one side to the other of the work piece, and master lead control compensating means comprising a pair of coaxial helically splined members included in the gearing connecting said motor with said work spindle, said members being relatively axially slidable upon feeding traverse of said carriage.
15. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 14 in which said work spindle is parallel to the direction of traverse of said carriage.
16. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 14 in which said work spindle is mounted for angular adjustment in the plane containing its axis and parallel to the direction of traverse of said carriage and parallel to said tool spindle.
1'7. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 14 in which said feeding means comprises a feed screw mechanism for traversing said carriage, and a separate motor drive for said mechanism.
18. A gear hobbing machine comprising a frame, a carriage mounted for horizontal sliding movement on said frame, a Work spindle on said carriage having its axis parallel to the direction of traverse of said carriage, a tool spindle overhanging said carriage, means mounting said tool spindle for angular adjustment in a horizontal plane, drive means for said spindles comprising a motor and gearing connecting said motor to both of said spindles, feeding means for traversing said carriage, and master lead control compensating means comprising a pair of coaxial helically splined members in the gearing connecting said motor to said work spindle, said members being relatively axially slidable upon traverse of said carriage.
19. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 18 in which said splined members are located in said gearing closely adjacent to said spindle.
20. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 18 in which said feeding means comprises work a feed screw mechanism, and means for changing the speed of said feeding means independent of the geared rotation of said spindles.
21. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 18 in which said feeding means comprises a separate motor and feed screw mechanism between said frame and carriage.
22. A gear hobbing machine comprising a frame, a work carriage slidable on said frame, a work spindle on said carriage, a hob spindle on said frame, a motor, driving gears interconnecting both of said spindles with said motor including a separate train of gears for driving each of said spindles in definitely timed geared rotation, feed means for effecting traverse of said carriage, the train of gears for driving said work spindle including a worm and worm gear in which the worm drives the worm gear, said worm and worm gear being located in the gear train relatively close to the work spindle, master lead compensating means responsive to traverse of said carriage to superimpose an additional rotation on said work spindle upon the geared rotation thereof in accordance with the lead of the work gear being hobbed and the rate of traverse of said carriage, said compensating means comprising a pair of coaxial helically splined members in the gear train for driving the work spindle and located therein intermediate said worm and worm gear and said work spindle, said splined members being relatively slidable axially upon traverse of said carriage.
23. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 22 in which said work spindle and said helically splined members are parallel to the direction of traverse of said carriage.
24. A gear hobbing machine as defined in claim 23 in which the means for effecting traverse of the carriage comprises a separate motor and feed screw mechanism.
1 WALTER S. PRAEG.
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