S. G. SHEPARD.
SPEED INDICATOR FOR SHAFTS, -PULLBYS, AND AXLES.
No. 324,042. Pa1t4Qnted Aug. 11, 1885'.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SYLVANDER O. SHEPARD, OF AKRON, OHIO, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO JOHN RAWTLING,
OF SAME PLACE.
SPEED-INDICATOR FOR SHAFTS, PULLEYS, AND AXLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 324,042, dated August 11, 1885.
Application filed January 2l, 1885.
To all whom, it may concern:
Beitknown that I, SYLVANDER O. SHEPARD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Akron, in the county of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in SpeedIndicators, of which the followingisaspecication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to improvements in machines for indicating the speed of shafts, wheels, &c.
The object of my invention is to provide a device by which the speed of shafts, wheels, die., of different diameters may be indicated, as will more fully appear hereinafter.
Figure I is a longitudinal vertical sectional view of my device. Fig. 2 is a top or plan view with a portion of the dia-l or index plate broken away. Fig. 3 is a detached view of the shafts and wheels which operate the index-hands. Figs. 4 and 5 are views of the sides of the box, showing the slots in which the axle and worm-gear are adjusted.
A indicates a box, of any suitable size and form, provided with a. handle, B, and in which are mounted, in suitable bearings in the dialplate and in the bottom of the box, the shafts C D. The shaft C is provided with a series of pinion-wheels, E, which increase in diameter from the bottom to the top, the purpose of which will be more fully explained hereinafter. The lower pinion-wheel, F, of the series meshes with the pinion-wheel G on the shaft D andV imparts motion thereto. The shaft O is driven by a worm-gear, H, on the inner end of shaft I, the outer end of shaft having secured rigidly thereto the wheel K. The shaft I is mounted on an adjustable box or bearing, L, one end of which passes through the slot M in the side of the box. The box or bearing L is adjusted so that the worm-gear II will mesh with any one of the series of pinionwheels E by means of the set-screw N, which passes through the slot O, the set-screw being provided with a washer, l).
R is a scale or index secured to the side of the box near the slot O, and indicates the size of the pinion-wheel E which lies behind it, and when the speed of wheels or shafts of different diameters is to be tested the bearingblock, with the shaft I and wheel K, is raised (No model.)
or lowered to the desired point and secured in such position by the set-screw, the pointer S being brought onto the proper line to insure the perfect registering of the worm-gear I with the proper pinion E. rIhe upper end of the shaft D extends through the dial-plate T, which forms the top of the box, said dial-plate being held rigidly in its place by screws a a.
V is a sleeve or ferrule secured to the top of the shaft D, to the upper end of which is secured the index-hand IV. rlhe bottom of the sleeve V is flanged and provided with a single tooth, b, which meshes with the teeth of the pinionwheel A', and moves said pinion-wheel A one step or tooth at each revolution of the shaft D. The hub of the pinion-wheel A is provided with teeth, so as to form a pinion-wheel, B', or a separate pinion may be mounted on the same pin with the pinion-wheel A'. The pinion B meshes with and imparts motion to the pinion-wheel C', which is secured to the sleeve D on the top of the shaft D. The indexhand E is secured to the sleeve D. It will be noticed that by each revolution of the shaft D and index-hand XV the pinion-wheels A B C' are moved one notch and the index-hand E moved to register one line on the indexplate. The pinions A B are supported by a pin or screw-bolt, G, which is screwed into the under side of the dial-plate, and a spiral spring, d, serves to hold the pinions B and A against the head of the bolt.
e is a strap-spring secured to the under side of the dial-plate, and is provided with a lug, f, at its lower end, which engages with the teeth of the pinion A and holds the same .in position.
The operation of my device is as follows: The wheel K being placed in contact with the revolving shaft or wheel to be tested, the frictional contact therewith imparts the same speed to the wheel K, which in turn communicates it to the index-han ds E and W through the intermediate gearing heretofore described, the index-hand E indicating the number of revolutions the index-hand IV has made within a certain period of time.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-
l. The combination, with the shaft C, its
pinions, and adjustable driving mechanism, ol' the shaft D, having a feii'nle or sleeve, the Spur-wheel G, gearing with the pinion on the I shaft C, the fel-rule or sleeve V, provided with I 5 a tooth, I), and the pinion-wheel A', whereby I lowered in guides in the box, in combination with the seb-screw N, indexlngor S, and index-plate R, as seb forth.
ln testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of t-wo witnesses.
SYLVANDER C. SHEPARD.
F. B. IIARGETT, O. L. SADLER.
ab each revolution of the shaft; D the pinion A is moved around one notch, substantially as specified.
2. The box or bearing L, Carrying the worinio shaft H and wheel K, adapted to be raised and