0. J. PELLRATH.
No. 345,961. Patented July 20, 1886.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES J OHN FELLRATH, OF GATESYILLE, TEXAS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 345,961, dated July 20,
Application filed 1Ia315, 1686. Serial No. 202,318. (N0 model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES J on): FELL BATH, of Gatesville, in the county of Ooryell and State of Texas, have invented a new and useful Improvementin Churn-Powers, of which the following is aspeciiication.
My invention relates to a motive power or driving mechanism, designed more especially for operating churns, but applicable also to other uses 5 and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of parts, which I will now proceed to describe with reference to the drawings, in which- Figure l is a side elevation from one side, and Fig. 2 is a side elevation from the other side.
A represents an iron standard having at its bottom a flanged foot provided with screw holes for fastening it to the floor, and whose upper portion is squared and trued to form a guide and support for the sliding frame B, which has a square hole through the same in vertical direction, which fits upon and slides over the squared portion a of the standard, and which frame is held at different heights upon said standard by a set-screw, b.
The frame B has upon oneside of the standard a journal-bearing, c, at its outer end, and upon the other side of the standard another journal-bearing, d, at its other end. In one of these bearings,c,is arranged a short shaft rigidly attached to a vertical flywheel, O, on one side, and to a crank, D, on the otherside. In the bearing (1 at the opposite end of the sliding frame is journaled a short shaft attached toavertical-seginenlal geaigE, which segmental gear is connected by a pitinan-rochl ,with the fly-wheel C. With the horizontal bearing (1 is cast or formeda vertical bearing, 0, just be neath it, which receives a short vertical joun nal carrying a pinion, f, and a socket, g, for receiving the churn-shaft, which is fastened detachably in said socket by thesplit key 71..
From the hereindescribed construction it will be seen that as the fiy-wheel is revolved by the crank the pitman imparts to the segment an oscillating motion, and this segment meshing with the pinion connected to the churn-shaft socket causes the latter to rotate alternately in opposite directions, thus giving the required motion to the churn-dasher, icecream beater, or other object to be operated upon.
churn-shaft, as such arrangement has been heretofore used, as shown, forinstance, in German Patent No. 4=l9,of September 22, 1877.
My invention is distinctive and possesses advantages in the following features First, the sliding frame B, bearing the fiy-wheel and crank on one side of its supporting-standard. and the toothed gears on the other side,causes the one end of the frame to balance the other; secondly, the fly-wheel and toothed segment being arral'iged in vertical planes,the mechanism is rendered more compact and simple, and may be closely stored against the side of the wall and, thirdly, the vertical adjnstability of the frame B on the standard permits the mechanism to be adapted to churns or freezers of different heights.
Instead of using the part A as a standard,it may be attached to the ceiling or timbers overhead, after the manner of a hanger, and the frame B reversed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new isi a 1. The combination, with the standard A,
ranged abont a vertical axis and deriving motion from the toothed segment, substantially as described. q
2. The combination of the standard A,hav-
ing squared upper end, the sliding balanced frame B, with set-screw I), the crank D, and
liy-wheel 0. arranged at one end of frame B, the toothed segment E, pitman F, pinion f, and shalt-socket g, substantially as shown and described.
CHARLES JOHN FELLRATH.
J. G. Brsrror, S. BRYANT.