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Publication numberUS34954 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 15, 1862
Publication numberUS 34954 A, US 34954A, US-A-34954, US34954 A, US34954A
InventorsCurtis Goodwin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 34954 A
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Specification of Letters Patent No. 34,954, dated April 15, 1862.

To all whom 'it 'may concern:

VBe it known that I, CURTIS GOODWIN, of

' the city of New Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful machine for neatly and expeditiously unwinding or unreeling twine, ropes, and all kinds of cordage from the balls Or rolls as received from the manufacturers thereof; and I do hereby declare that the following is a true, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, which make a part of this specification, in which- Figure 1 is a view of the post or 'stand showing the same with the gudgeon or pivot, the cap or thimble being olf. Fig. 2 is a view of the cap or thimble taken oit or detached from the gudgeon or pivot on which it is to play., Fig. 3 is a view of the machine put together and ready for use, the cap or thimble being Yplaced upon the gudgeon or pivot.

My machine is, or may be constructed of any hard wood or metal and of various sizes to conform to the classes of twine cordage or rope to be unwound or unreeled. Its con struction is in the form of a post, or upright Stand with a broad base capable of being attached by lscrews or Otherwise to a fioor, counter, desk or other stationary object. About one fourth of the distance from the top of this post or stand a shoulder is cut and the section of the post from that point to the top is formed into a pivot or gudgeon. Upon this pivot or gudgeon a thimble is placed which fits neatly and turns readily upon the pivot or gudgeon aforesaid. This cap or thimble is formed with an offset to rest upon the shoulder of the post, and the said cap or thimble above this offset is made of a Square shape with i a bevel or taper from the said shoulder to its apexw-the thickness of the said Square being at its apex about one half less than at its base, or the shoulder aforesaid.

The operation of'the machine is as follows. It is first to be firmly attached to some fixed object-the cap or thimble Vis placed upon the pivot or gudgeon (a hole for that purpose a trifle larger than the said gudgeon passing through the cap aforesaid a sufficient depth) so that its offset shall rest upon the shoulder `of the post. The ball or roll of twine rope or other cordage isthen pressed firmly down upon the square end of the cap or thimble-the said square being inserted in the round holel always found in the center of the ball or' roll aforesaid as furnished by the manufacturers of the same. In unreeling or unwinding, the capV or thimble `revolves"freely with the ball or roll upon thepivot or gudgeon by simply pulling upon the end of the twine rope or other cordage Sought to be unwound.

IVhatlI claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is The post, with gudgeon and ca made with a tapering square so'asto ad ust itself to a variety of sizes of balls or rolls of twine, rope and cordage substantially as set forth in this specification and the annexed i CURTIS GOODWIN.



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Cooperative ClassificationB65H2701/31