March 4 g 1924.
H. TRUST ET AL MIXING AND BEATING MACHINE p i1 w in i- Patented Mar. e, 3924..
lA hd? HENRY TRUST, OF F GE, NEW JERSEY, AND FRANK M. ASHLEY, OF BROOK- LYN, NEW YORK; ASHLEY ASSIGNOR OF HIS RIGHT TO JOSEPHINE TRUST; JOSEPHINE TRUSTADISTTRIX OF SAID HENRY TRUST, DECEASED.
MIXING AND BEATING MACHINE.
Application filed November 29, 1919. Serial No. 341,418.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, HENRY TRUST, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Park Ridge, in the county of Bergen and State of New Jersey, and FRANK M. AsrILEY, a citizen of the United States, and residentof Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have inventedcertaln new and useful Improvements in Mixing and Beating Machines, of which the following is a specification.
Our invention relates tomixing and beating machines and the object of our nvention is to provide a rotating constructlon of simple form which may be .easily connected and disconnected from a driving shaft and in which one or more beaters can be driven and rotated. A further object is to provide means whereby one or more of the shafts to which the individual beaters are attached may be disconnected from the gear wheel which causes said shafts to rotate and be held out of operative connection. A further object is to provide a construction in which the heaters will co-act to insure a quick and thorough mixing, the arrangement belng such that the travel of the periphery of the heaters will cross the central vertical axis of the receptacle in which the food ingredients are held. Also. by changing the diameter of the heaters to provide a construction in which one beater will throw the ingredients being mixed into the path of the adjacent beater in such a manner as to cause a surging action and interrupted direction of the rotation of said ingredients.
Referring to the drawings which form a part of this specification:
Figure 1 is a vertical view, partly in section, of a machine embodying our invention. Figure 2 isa plan view illustrating the path of the periphery. of the beaters and the relative direction of theirrotation.
Figure 3 is a plan view disclosing the preferred arrangement where three heaters are employed.
A indicates the frame which supports the receptacle B and head of a beating machine C in fixed relation therewith. D indicates a stationary hub of the machine which is threaded at vD to hold the fixed stationary gear E. F indicates the main spindle of .claim as new and desire to fixed gear E and therefore when the casing is rotated the spindles H and H are rotated in the direction indicated by the arrows. Either of the spindles H or H may be raised relative to the casing and held out of gear by the spring catch mechanism indicated by K-K respectively, the inner'end of the rod K passing beneath the gear wheel and hold ing it in its elevated position and also serving to hold the wheel in engagement with the gear E when it projects above said gear L-L indicates chucks or couplings which hold the shanks M and M respectively to which the heaters N and N respectively are cast on or otherwise fastened.
When. it is necessary to use a high speed wire whip, the shafts H and H are raised to inoperative position, the chucks L-L removed and a chuck is connected to the end of the shaft F to hold said whip. Also three small wire whips'may be driven simultaneously by removing the beaters N and N and replacing them with whips of small diameter which are very effective for certain ingradients. 1
It will be noted that in the'construction shown in Figure 2 the width of the heaters is such that they cross the centre of the receptacle whereas in Figure 3 the width is such that they do not cross the centre, but in both cases the beatersco-operateto throw the ingredients being mixed across the path of the opposite beater as will be readily understood.
Having thus described our invention, we
1. A machine comprising a stationary hub, a gear fixed thereon, a shaft extendin through said hub,'a casing carried by said shaft, a spindle carried by said casing, a gear wheel connected to said spindle and secure by Letters meshing With said fixed gear and means for gear, and means for holding either or both 1 holding said gear wheel out of mesh with of said gear wheels out of mesh with said said fixed gear. fixed gear.
2. A machine comprising a stationary hub, Signed at New York city, in the county a gear fixed thereon, a shaft extending of New York and State of New York, this through said *hub, a casing carried by said 28th day of November, A. D. 1919.
shaft, a plurality of spindles carried by said casing, a gearwheel connected to each of HENRY TRUST. said spindles and meshing with said fixed FRANK M. ASHLEY.