16,749. Brabbins, B. July 19. Self-driving machines. - In a self-driving motor, the power is obtained from four sets of springs which are coiled around four shafts, two sets of springs being automatically re-wound while the rest are uncoiling. The sha...
WILLIAM VAN SCOTER
1602. Scoter, W. van. Jan. 22. Current motors.-A water-wheel, of the class having an horizontally rotatable body and blades pivoted on this body so as to be capable of being opened and closed, is fitted with an annular row of curved blades each pivote...
23,279. Caminada, P. Oct. 12. Current motors; rotors.-A movable dam comprises a floating water - wheel, the depth of immersion of which is regulated by the introduction of ballast. A hollow drum 29, provided with hinged or sliding paddles 30 and parti...
JOHN GOURLAY WILLIAM CRUICKSHANKS
11,503. Gourlay, J., and Cruickshanks, W. Dec. 9. Spring power-storing mechanism.-Relates to apparatus of the kind in which power stored in springs is transmitted to a train of wheels through pulley-tackle. In the machine shown in Fig. 1, extensible s...
DAVID KERR BRYSON
8116. Bryson, D. K. April 5. Ratchet gearing.-A ratchet clutch connecting a sprocket-wheel 25 to a shaft 3 comprises a ratchet wheel 29, a pawl 34, and a disk 30, Figs. 6 and 8, pressed against the wheel 29 and formed with an inclined slot 37, which s...
CHARLES ERNEST EDWARDS
11,716. Edwards, C. E. May 18. Wave mills. - Comprises a wave motor having a number of power units, each being of the type in which there is a vertically rising and falling vane attached to an oscillating arm and adapted to be moved to and fro by the ...
4661. Lamprecht, M. Feb. 25. Regulating.-An automatic musical instrument is driven by means of a water turbine, which is adapted to be started by the completion of an electric circuit, for example, by the insertion of a coin, and to be stopped by an a...
21,546. Snee, W. Sept. 21. Screw motors.- A water - current or wind motor comprises a vane wheel, Fig. 2, of which the vanes 11 are dished and bent over towards the direction from which the current comes. The vanes are twisted to form screw surfaces, ...
HENDRIK CHRISTOFFEL COMPAAN
7726. Compaan, H. C. March 31. Current motors.-Funnel-shaped vanes, preferably open at both ends, are arranged horizontally, the smaller end of each being inserted in the mouth of the succeeding vane. Each vane comprises two parts a, a<1>, Fig. 1, the...
FRANCIS ALISON YOUNG
23,344. Young, F. A. Oct. 12. Self-driving machines.-Relates to the kind wherein a horizontal shaft is to be turned by weights on radial sliding arms. According to the present invention, the weights at the ends of the arms d are replaced by buckets e,...