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    • D06F15/00Washing machines having beating, rubbing or squeezing means in receptacles stationary for washing purposes


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No. 499,136. Patented J1me 6, 1893.

WITNESSES: uvvs rofi A Anon/VENT (No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet G. M. MILLER. WASHING MAGHINE.

No. 499,136. Patented June 6, 1893.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 499,136, dated June 6, 1893.

Application filed March 28, 1892. Serial No. 426,796. (No model.)

T0 at whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, GEORGE M. MILLER, of York, in the county of York and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in WVashing-Machines; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.

This invention relates to, and has for its obj ect to improve that class of washing machines in which the fabric is cleansed by being alternately compressed and released while immersed or wet, whereby the water is caused to flow through the meshes and carry with it the impurities held by the fabric.

The invention consists in certain novel details of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts all as will be hereinafter described and pointed out particularly in the appended claims. I

In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a section from front to rear of a washing machine constructed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a similar viewwith the washers or compressors separated. Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the operating mechanism at one side, with the side of the tub broken away to show the handle pivot. Fig. 4c is a detail perspective of the connection between the handle and internal mechanism with parts broken away to show the invention more clearly.

Similar letters of reference in the several figures indicate the same parts.

The body, tub or reservoir of the machine lettered A in the drawings, is of ordinary construction, mounted upon legs or supports A as usual, and adapted forthe reception of the clothes or fabric to be cleansed, together with the mechanism for operating upon the same.

The squeezers, pounders, or as I shall term them, washers B B between which the fabric is placed, each has a movement toward and from the other in substantially straight lines, and each is formed by segmental end irons or sockets holding perforated slats between them and united by long bolts as heretofore.

End irons b of washer B have sockets 0 formed thereon on the rear side near the bottom into which fit the pintle ends of hangers or links C depending from a bolt or pivot O secured to the side of the tub. At the top of the end irons 1) arms D are formed integral orconnected rigidly thereto, and extending forwardly and upwardly into position for their socketed ends to engage pintles d on the upper ends of operating levers or arms E. These arms E are pivoted intermediate the ends, and at the lower ends, are provided with pintles which enter sockets c on the backof the end plates 1) of washer B.

The end plates b of washer B are provided with arms F somewhat similar to the arms D, but projecting in the opposite direction or crossing the same and having pintles f on the ends entering sockets f in the ends of arms,

. supporters or links F pivoted on the bolts or pivots O to which the before mentioned links 0 are pivoted. With this arrangment, it Wlll now be seen from Figs. 1 and 2 that, by oscillating the operating levers or arms E the washers' are caused to simultaneously approach and recede from each other in substantially squeezing action well calculated for the cleansing of fabric, particularly if immersed in water within the tub. The operating mechanism for each end of the washers is entirely independent and being somewhat yielding permits the washers to conform to the irregularities of the bundle of fabric between the washers, whereby a much more perfect action is secured.

To oscillate the operating levers E they are provided with pivotal projections H entering apertures in the side wall of the tub and adapted to cooperate with corresponding pivotal projections I on the ends of the operating handle K.

In the preferred construction, metal bear: ings or sockets M are inserted in the wall of the tub and to hold the same firmly in place, they are provided with central flanges or projections mwhich extend in opposite directions and which are clamped between the top of the legs and sides of the tub as shown, while the bearings proper project through the side of the tub and upper end of the leg respectively. The bearing is thus held firmly in place, there being little or no danger of leakage around it owing to the fact that the sockets are prevented from turning loosely, by the oppositely extending projections, and when the pivotal projections are inserted, they close the bearing and no water can escape at all.

The pivotal projections H and I are preferably tubular for the reception of a through bolt N for holding their contacting faces in engagement, said faces being preferably serrated or toothed to form a strong connection, and at the same time, one which may be easily adjusted to position the handle, or fold the same for transportation. While the pivotal pieces I are in eflect on the ends of the handle, they are practically formed on the inner sides of sockets or clamps I adapted for the reception of the handles, the bolts N being then passed through from the outside of the handle to the inside of theoperati-ng arms or levers E.

The adjustment of the handle is quickly and easily accomplished by releasing the thumb or set nut holding the through bolt,

I with the tub, the operating handle and operating levers. pivoted in the sides of the tub and connected with the handle,fof the twoop- 1 posite-l'y moving washers, the arms projecting from-- the top of said; washer in opposite direc- ;tions, and crossing each other, links connect- =ing the arms on one washer with a pivot below the arms links connecting the bottom ot' the other washer and said pivots, thearms on the last named washer being pivoted to the top of the operating lever and pivotal connecg tions. between the bottom of the first named washer and bottom of the operating lever;

springing thearms of the handle apart, positioning it and again setting up the nuts, and, it is an importantfeature, inasmuch as with practically no mechanism which would not be otherwise necessary I am enabled to adapt the machine for users of any height, and further,.I am enabled to fold the handle clear over to the opposite side, where it is out of the way during transportation.

B-y'constructing the metal parts of malleable castings, which is possible owing to the configuration and use of the parts, the cost of themachine is'reduced to the minimum, there being almost nohand work necessary to finish the partstofit, the necessity for great 2.0- curacy being absent as thebearings. are all, save one, entirely inside the tub and can do no harm it slightlyloose- Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is- 1. In a washing machine, the combination with the tub and operating handle, of the two ends of said lever and washers respectively;

substantially as described.

2. In a washing machine, the combination with the tub and opera-ting handle, of the two washers movable toward and from each other, the pivotal operating lever connected with the 'handle, link connections between the top of jone washer the bottom of the other washer 5 and a common pivot, and connections between the top of the operating lever and top of the '1 Washer havi-ngthelink connection at the bottom, and connections between the bottom of said lever and washer having the link connection at the top; substantially as described.

3. In a washing machine, the combination substantially as described.

GEO; M MILLER. Witnesses:


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