US 230439 A
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'H'IRAM REYNOLDS, OF MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE ASSIGNMENT, OF ONE-HALF OF HIS RIGHT TO NEIL 8t AURINGER, AND HIS REMAINING ONE-HALF TO G. F. AURINGER, ALL OF SAME PLACE.
MACHINE FOR BARBING FENCE-WIRES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 230,439, dated July 27, 1880.
Application filed May 31, 1880. (No model.)
' Marshalltown, in the county of Marshall and State of Iowa, have invented an Improved Machine for Barbing Fence-Wire, of which the following is a specification.
My invention consists in constructing a machine adapted for applying and uniting a staple-shaped barb-piece and a ring-shaped barb-piece to a fence-wire to produce the fourpointed barb for which the United States Patent N 0. 203,779 was issued to me May 14,
1878, as hereinafter fully set forth.
Figure 1 of my accompanying drawings is a top view of my machine. Fig. 2 is a side view, in which a portion is broken away to show the construction and combination of the movable and adjustable parts. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a section of fence-wire, showing one of the barbs formed and applied by means of my machine. Together they clearly illustrate the construction, operation, and utility of my complete invention.
A represents a side plate, to which the operative mechanism is attached. Two correspondin g sides, A, are bolted together to form a complete oase, upon which the mechanism is mounted and operated. This base is preferably made of cast-iron, and may vary in size and weight as desired. It can be clamped in a vise, or it may have lugs, through which bolts are passed to fix it upon a portable bench.
bis a tranverse slot out through the top edges of the side pieces, A, to admit the fencewire 0, that passes through the said slot at right angles, and rests therein while the barbpieces are being attached thereto.
- d is a slot extending downward from the slot 1) to form a pocket, into which the ring a of the ring-shaped barb-piece is placed, as indicated.
7c is a longitudinal slot in the center of the complete base A, intersectingrthe slots b d at right angles, and is designed' to receive the staple-shaped barb-piece, as indicated.
at is a pusher-bar, having a concave in its front end designed to engage the convex end of the staple-shaped barb-piece. It is carried by a block or bar, a, that slides in suitable bearin gs formed in or attached to the basepieces A.
o is a hand-lever hinged to the rear end of the base A. It is connected with the combined pusher-bar and block at n by means of a link or pitman, p.
q q represent a pair of adjustable blocks fitted into corresponding openings formed in the base-pieces A, to form bearings for my device used to spread apart the staple-shaped barb-pieces as required, to clamp the ring a of the ring-shaped barb-piece against the fence-wire c after the ends 0 e of the staple have been pressed through the rin g a by means of the pushing device an n 0 p. These blocks q may be fastened in their places by means of wedges f or in any suitable way.
1" 1' are mating bars pivoted to the adjustable bearing-blocks q. They have tapering slots 8 s in their front ends to admit the ends 6 e of the staple-shaped barb-piece as the said ends are pressed through the ring a.
t is a bent hand-lever pivoted to the rear end and under side of the base A. It is connected with the rear ends of the mating barbspreading bars 4 r by means of the togglejointed links to in such a manner as to impart a varying force to the bars, and to operate them like jaws of pinchers to alternately meet and part at their front ends, as required, to receive and spread the ends 6 c of the stapleshaped barb-piece.
In the practical operation of my machineI pass the fence-wire into the slot 1) of the base A, drop the ring-shaped barb-piece a into the pocket or slot (1 and a staple-shaped barbpiece, 0 6, into the slot 70. By then operating the pushing device m a 0 p, I force the staple astride over the fence-wire and the ends 0 0 through the ring a, and by the same motion press a crimp or short bend into the fence-wire at the point where the closed end of the staple rests against it. I next operate the lever t at the opposite end of the base A to actuate the barb-spreading device 10 r s and to turn the ends 6 of the staple from a horizontal position to stand verticallyin opposite directions, and to clamp the ring a rigidly to the fence-wire, and thus lock all the parts together to produce four-pointed wire-barbs at regular intervals upon the fence-wire as it is passed through the machine by means of reels or in any suitable way.
I claim as my invention- 1. In barb-forming mechanism, the base A A, having the intersecting slots 1), d, and k, substantially as and for the purposes shown and described.
2. The pushing mechanism at n 0 p, in combination with the base A, having the intersecting slots 1) d 7;, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
Witnesses G. W. WYATT, CHARLES BoND.