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MELBOURNE 317 Collins Street

SYDNEY

Dakin& House, Rawson Place

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Westwood Works, Peterborough, England

Telephones: MELBOURNE CENTRAL 9061    SYDNEY CITY 7(575

Codes: ABC 4th AND 5th EDITION, WESTERN UNION. BENTLEY S

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BAKER PERKINS PTY. LTD.

AUSTRALIA

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BAKER PERKINS LTD.

Westwood Works, Peterborough, England

Telephones: MELBOURNE CENTRAL 9001    SYDNEY CITY 7075

Codes: ABC 4th AND 5th EDITION, WESTERN UNION. BENTLEY S

Terms and Guarantees

A LL former Catalogues of Laundry Machinery are hereby cancelled, and the sizes and particulars given in this Catalogue are subject to alteration without notice. The illustrations, particulars, capacities, outputs and other details are given only as a general guide and for the convenience of purchasers, and must be taken as approximate oniy and not binding as to detail. Where an article is made in more than one size, designs may vary in detail. It must be understood that orders are subject to such variations and to the other conditions enumerated on this page. The weights, measurements, particulars, quantities, etc, specified are also approximate only, and subject to change without notice.

All quotations are based upon delivery at Works for nett cash, unless otherwise stated in estimates. Foreign orders must be accompanied by remittance in full, payable in sterling in London, or satisfactory reference to some established British House, in which case one-third payment may be made with order, and balance in exchange for bills of lading. Special attention is given to the careful packing of machines, etc., to ensure safe delivery. We do not, however, hold ourselves responsible for any loss or damage in transit. Packing is charged at lowest possible cost. If packing cases (except those sent abroad, which are not returnable) are received by us in good condition, carriage paid, within 30 days from date of invoice, credit will be given for their invoice value. Goods on any of our premises which are the property of customers or others are held at owner’s risk and are not insured against damage by fire, or from other causes beyond our control.

Personal attention and care are given in the production of our manufactures. If any part is proved to our satisfaction to be defective in material or workmanship, and is received by us carriage paid within six months after delivery of same, a new part will be sent without, charge.

We have to intimate that we cannot allow orders to be cancelled or goods returned without our written consent being first obtained.

All contracts are contingent upon strikes, accidents, or other delays beyond our control, and are subject to approval by a duly authorised representative of the Company. Quotations are liable to change without notice and are covered by the following guarantee:—

“We guarantee that all precautions which are usual and reasonable have been taken by us to secure excellence of material and workmanship, and we undertake to repair or replace any part of our Machines which may be broken or suffer under due wear and tear within six months after date of delivery. We do not accept responsibility in cases where such wear or breakage is caused by careless or improper treatment

“In the case of machinery for export, or goods sold for delivery at our Works, we cannot entertain a claim of any description after despatch (apart from our guarantee of good material and workmanship), nor accept any responsibility for damage or delay during transit.”

BAKER PERKINS PTY. LTD.

“MATCHLESS” WASHING MACHINE

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THE “MATCHLESS” WASHING MACHINE. —The “ Matchless ” is a washing, boiling, rinsing and blueing Machine, designed to incorporate the requirements of the practical Launderer, after years of experimental work. Every feature has been carefully considered in consultation with practical Launderers. All makes of Machines on the market have been studied, with a view to producing an ideal Rotary Washer.

THE MACHINE DESCRIBED.—The Machine consists of an outer casing of galvanized mild steel, with cast iron ends, with brass sliding doors, each door being fitted with a soap box practically the full length of the door. This box has a long slot cut through to enable soap powders to be used and facilitates the proper distribution of the blue.

“MATCHLESS” WASHING MACHINE

THE “MATCHLESS” WASHING MACHINE.—The “Matchless ” is a washing, boiling, rinsing and blueing Machine, designed to incorporate the requirements of the practical Launderer, after years of experimental work. Every feature has been carefully considered in consultation with practical Launderers. All makes of Machines on the market have been studied, with a view to producing an ideal Rotary Washer.

The Machine DESCRIBED.—The Machine consists of an outer casing of galvanized mild steel, with cast iron ends, with brass sliding doors, each door being fitted with a soap box practically the full length of the door. This box has a long slot cut through to enable soap powders to be used and facilitates the proper distribution of the blue.

INNER Cylinder.—The Cylinder is constructed of 12-gauge brass in the case of the 40" diameter Machines, and 14-gauge in the smaller Machines. This is very closely perforated, the area of the holes being 28% of the perforated surface, which is one of the reasons for the particularly speedy and efficient washing by this Machine. The beaters are also closely perforated, the depth of these being one-fifth of the diameter of the cage. The trunnions are of steel alloy and can be replaced, in the unlikely event of damage, without dismantling the Machine. The cylinders of the 40” X 42", 34" X 39" and 34" X 24" Machines are plain, all other sizes having a division and two doors.

DOORS AND Catches.—Both the outer and inner doors open the full width of the Machine, leaving a clear opening of large area. The inner door is fitted with a secure latch running practically its entire length. The patent latch consists of a flap hinged to the cylinder, which, when locked, reinforces the joint which the door makes with the cylinder. When open, this flap covers the annular space between the cylinder lip and the lip of the outer casing. This flap is locked in position by two internal cams engaging with a lug on the flap. These cams rotate on an eccentric pin which will accommodate any wear that may take place. This patent door and lock, which tends to get tighter as wear takes place, is absolutely positive. Once locked, the door cannot spring open, and the latch takes the majority of the load off the hinges. The hinge pins are of stainless steel with ample bearing surface.

BEARINGS.—An outstanding feature is the economy of power effected by the use of Skefko Ball bearings. The trunnion bearings are mounted outside the casing, therefore readily accessible, and, in the unlikely event of renewal or removal being necessary, this can be effected without dismantling the Machine.

No water can get to the bearings to destroy the lubrication, on account of their position outside the casing, and as a further preventative a gland and packing is fitted to the outer casing itself which is easily accessible.

Reversing Motion and Driving Gear.—In the case of the electrically driven Machine, the motor is a vertical semi-enclosed type, fitted with anti-splash cowls, and the preliminary drive is carried through a worm and phosphor, bronze worm wheel, thus eliminating the trouble frequently experienced with small fibre or raw hide pinions.

All double geared Machines have single helical gears rendering the running of the Machines silent and smooth.

The reversing is carried out by a separate control panel operated by a pilot motor. A number of Machines can be operated by the same pilot motor. The control panel may be placed in any suitable position away from the wash-house and consequent damp.

The belt driven Machine is fitted with our Patent Positive Reverse Gear Box, which guarantees absolutely equal reversals, independent of belt slip. The gear is totally enclosed, and comprises few working parts. This patent box prevents roping and obviates the constant attention to belts, as belt slip is immaterial. As in the case of the electrically driven Machines, all double geared Machines have single helical gears.

Our Standard Machines, sizes 40" X 84" and 40" X 72" are fitted with double elevated gearing, and sizes 40" X 54" and under, with single elevated gearing.

GUARDS.—All gearing is totally enclosed by substantial guards, which can be easily removed for inspection purposes.

TURNING AND Locking Gear.—The Electrically driven Machine is so arranged that the Machine cannot be started with the door open, nor the door opened until the current has been switched off. The Machine is fitted with Stop, Start, Inch-forward and Inch-reverse Push buttons, which work in conjunction with a solenoid brake, which holds the cylinder firmly in position when the current is cut off, thus doing away with a hand locking gear.

In the case of the Belt driven Machine, the starting handle is interlocked with the outer door, so that the Machine cannot be started until the doors are closed.


SERVICES.—The Machine is fitted with quick-opening hot and cold water supply valves of large bore, and a treadle operated emptying valve with a full bore of 50 square inches. On the two largest sizes, there are two of these outlets. A dial face water level indicator is fitted. Steam injectors are incorporated in the body of the outlet valve, thus ensuring that no dead portion exists. They are arranged in spiral form, ensuring the quickest distribution of the steam and even boiling. They are of large bore, cast in the main valve body casting, thus doing away with rose nozzles which so easily clog.

THERMOMETER.—All Machines are fitted with an efficient dial thermometer.

Size of Washer (Inner Cage) .. ..

40"x 84"

40" x 72"

40"x 54"

40" x 42"

Cubic Capacity .. ..

61 c. ft.

52 C. ft.

40 c. ft.

31 c. ft.

Steam Supply .. .. ..

a"

ii"

H"

$

Hot and Cold Water Supply ..

24"

•24"

Size of Outlet Valve .. .. ..

100 sq. ins.

100 sq. ins.

50 sq. ins.

50 sq. ins.

Particulars of Belt Driven Machines:

Width of Linesliaft Pulley ..

16"

16"

13"

13"

„ „ Belts .. .. .. B.H.P. required

3"

3"

•24"

24"

21

2

13

4

Diameter of Pulleys .

15"

15"

15"

15"

Sjieed of Pulleys .. .. r.p.m.

135. O

135

135

135

Floor Space .. . . ..

10' l"x 4' 9"

9' 1" x 4' 9"

7' 2" x 4' 9"

6' 2" x 4' 9"

Height overall

6' 1"

6‘ 1"

6' 1"

6' 1"

Shipping Measurements, approx. ..

127" x 63" x 79"

115" x 63" x 79"

92" x 63" x 79"

80" x 63" x 79"

Weight Net, approx. .

51 cwt.

43 cwt.

38 cwt.

30 cwt.

„ Gross, approx. .. .. Code Word .. ..

63 cwt.

53 cwt.

45 cwt.

35 cwt.

Mctalat

Metalor

Melalin

Metalex

Particulars of Electric Driven Machines.

Floor Space ..

9' 9" x 4' 9"

8'9"x4'9"

6' 10" x 4'9"

5' 10"x4' 9"

Height overall

6' 10"

6' 10"

6' 10"

6' 10"

Shipping Measurements, approx

121" x 63" x 88"

111" x 63" x 88"

88" x 63" x 88"

76" x 63" x 88"

Weight Net, approx. ..

55 cwt.

47 cwt.

42 cwt.

34 cwt.

„ Gross, approx. .. .. Code Word .. .. .. ..

67 cwt.

57 cwt.

49 cwt.

39 cwt.

Mctalat el

Metalor cl

Metalincl

Metalex cl

Size of Washer (Inner Cage) .. .. .. .. ..

34" x 54"

34"x 39"

34"x 24"

Cubic Capacity .. .. .. .. ..

29 c. ft.

20 0. ft.

12$ c. ft.

Steam Supply .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

H"

3"

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Hot and Cold Water Supply .. .. .. .. ..

•2*"

2"

2"

Size of Outlet Valve .. .. .. .. ..

50 sq. ins.

50 sq. ins.

50 sq. ins.

Particulars of Belt Driven Machines :

Width of Linesliaft Pulley .. .. .. .. ..

13"

8"

8"

„ Belt........

2A"

14-

14"

B.H.P. required .. .. .. .. .. ..

14

1

1

Diameter of Pulleys .. .. .. .. .. ..

15"

15"

. 15"

Speed of Pulleys .. .. .. .. .. r.p.m.

130

130

130

Floor Space .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

V 3" x 4' 2"

6’ 0"x 4’ 2"

4* 9" x4’ 2"

Height overall .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

5'9"

5’ 9"

5’ 9"

Shipping Measurements, approx. .. .. .. ..

93" x 56" x 75"

78" x 56" x 75"

63" x 56" x 75"

Weight Net, approx. .. .. .. .. .. ..

33 cwt.

29 cwt.

27 cwt.

., Gross, approx. .. .. .. .. ..

39 cwt.

33 cwt.

30 cwt.

Code Word .. .. .. .. .. .. ••

Met alls

Metalop

Metalug

Particulars of Electric Driven Machines : • • • • • •

Floor Space .. .. .. .. .. • ■ •.

6* 11" x 4’ 2"

5' 8"x4’ 2"

4’ 5"x4‘ 2"

Height overall .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

6' 7"

6- 7//

6' 7"

Shipping Measurements, approx. .. .. .. ..

89" x 66" x 85"

74" x 56" x 85"

74" x 56" x 85"

Weight Net, approx. .. .. .. .. .. • •

36 cwt.

32 cwt.

29 cwt.

„ Gross, approv. .. .. .. .. ..

42 cwt.

36 cwt.

32 cwt.

Code Word .. .. .. .. .. .. • •

Mctalisel

Mctalopel

Metalugcl

For direct coupled electric drive on any Machine, give full particulars of current available.

“Perrett”

Automatic Controls

'T'HE “Perrett” Automatic Control is a simple device that may be attached to any Washing Machine for controlling automatically the quantities of washing materials used and/or the periods occupied by each breakdown, wash and rinse, and it can be set to perform any cycle of operations the individual laundryman desires.

There are three types of Control and each may be driven by the most convenient of three methods, (l) by a £ in. belt from the line shaft (2) off the trunnion of the Washing Machine itself or (3) by an auxiliary motor of l/10th h.p.

The principle of the Auto Control is the very simple one of utilising the water pressure in the existing main for the purpose of opening and closing valves at the correct moments. (For full description see following pages).

The installation of “ Perrett ” Controls does not prevent the machine from being operated by hand as formerly. Thus in the case of an abnormal load any operation may be prolonged or repeated by pressing an appropriate button.

Three types of Controls as follows :

Type No. 1 controls rinsing operations only, and it may be set to perform any series of rinses desired.

The Control does not interrupt the motions of the Washing Machine but merely controls automatically the hot and cold water inlet valves and the outlet valve. Whatever rinsing formula may be employed the Control ensures absolute consistency to that formula with every load.

The device is brought into action by means of a small lever situated on the Control itself and the operator is then relieved of all effort and responsibility until the warning signal (by bell or light) that the cycle of rinses has been completed.

The important operations of rinsing are thus brought under complete control with a degree of efficiency that is constantly maintained.

In this Type the efficient control of rinsing operations afforded by Type No. 1 is extended to washing operations as well.

This installation requires the operator to add soap, blue, etc., by hand when warned by the Control itself.

Type No. 3 controls the entire washing operations from breakdown to final rinse, admitting the prescribed quantities of soap, soda, alkali, bleach and blue and opening and closing the outlet valve at the correct moments.

This type requires the erection of solution tanks to hold enough soap, etc., for a day’s run or more, and in such a position that their contents may be admitted to the Washing Machine by gravity in accordance with the formula to which the Control has been set.

There is no necessity for the solution tanks to be adjacent to the Washing Machine; they may be situated as remotely as convenience demands.

This type relieves the operator of all effort except that of loading and unloading the Washer, and a detailed description of its operation, is given on the following pages.

A Baker Perkins 84"x40" electrically driven Matchless Washer fitted with complete Automatic Washing and Rinsing Control.

General Description

The Perrett Automatic Control is driven by the pulley A as already described.

At B is a simple gear, completely enclosed, which regulates the speed of the drum C.

In the Standard Auto Control the drum C makes one revolution in an hour, as being the average time occupied in completing the operations from breakdown to final rinse; it then stops automatically at the starting point, and is ready for the next load.

The period of one hour can be increased to suit clients’ special requirements.

The drum C carries cams which can be set to perform whatever combination of Washing and Rinsing operations the individual laundryman may require, and automatic control of his requirements is then achieved as follows:

As the drum C revolves the cams depress in proper sequence, the valve pins D. As each pin is depressed it admits to a hydrovalve the water pressure from the main. Under this pressure the hydrovalves open and admit to the Washer the pre-arranged quantities of hot and cold water, soap, soda, alkali or bleach as the case may be.

The outlet from the washing machine is similarly opened and closed at the correct moments.

The moments at which the valves open are determined by the positions of the adjustable cams on the drum.

The periods during which valves remain open are determined by the lengths of the cams themselves.

It is apparent, therefore, that the Perrett Automatic Control is easily adjustable to any conceivable combination of washing operations.


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As the drum A of the Auto Control revolves, the cam B depresses the valve pin C and admits the pressure of the water from the main D to the hydrovalve E. Under this pressure the hydrovalve E opens and allows the soap solution to flow from the tank F into the washer G.


WESTWOOD WORKS PETERBOROUGH

WTLLESDEN WORKS LONDON. N.Wo

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Laundry Dept.

Dear Sir,

We wish to bring to your notice what we believe to be a real benefit to those in the Industry who have belt driven Washing Machines, viz., our

"MATCHLESS" POSITIVE REVERSE GEAR.

The "roping" caused by unequal reversals has always been a bugbear to the Washhouseman.

This trouble need not occur again.

We respectfully ask you to spare a few moments to read this pamphlet.

Yours faithfully,

BAKER PERKINS LTD.


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(Patent applied for).

EQUAL REVERSALS IRRESPECTIVE

OF BELT SLIP

PICTURE THE ADVANTAGES—

THE CYLINDER DOOR ALWAYS STOPS NEAR THE OPENING

IN THE OUTER CASING.

NO ROPING OF THE GOODS,

WHICH MEANS

LESS DAMAGE TO THE GOODS,

BETTER WASHING,

TIME SAVED UNLOADING.

SAVES THE CONSTANT ATTENTION TO BELTS TO PREVENT SLIP.

The “ MATCHLESS “ reverse gear is very simple— there are few working parts—consequently trouble free.

It can be fitted to almost any make of machine that has elevated or back gear.

FILL IN THE ENCLOSED QUESTIONNAIRE AND LET US QUOTE YOU.

The Hygienic Foul Linen Washing Machine.

A MODERN NECESSITY.

THIS machine has been specially designed for Hospitals, Asylums, Infirmaries, Workhouses, and other Institutions. Its use abolishes the old-fashioned and dangerous methods of treating foul linen in the open. Once the Machine is loaded and the door screwed down the contents of the drum are completely isolated and the linen can be washed, boiled and rinsed without again opening the steam-tight door, a large and continuous volume of either hot or cold water, together with steam, liquid soap and disinfectants, being passed through the drum while it is in motion.

CONSTRUCTION OF MACHINE.

The machine consists of a brass drum carried by hollow trunnions revolving in bearings of large diameter. Glands are fitted to the trunnions in order to make the bearings steam-tight. The aluminium screw-down door is of ample size and effectually prevents the escape of steam and fumes. A guard plate is fixed to the front of the machine, with a hinged flap for closing the space between the guard plate and cylinder when loading and unloading.

REVERSING MOTION.

The machine is belt driven through our patent Automatic Reversing Gear which changes the direction of the drum’s rotation every l| revolutions, subjecting the contents to a vigorous action which drives the water through and through the articles being washed.

TURNING AND LOCKING GEAR.

An improved device is fitted for bringing the washing compartment into position when loading and unloading and this acts also as a perfect safety lock. A hand-operated worm is thrown into gear with the driving spur wheel of the revolving drum; this rotates the drum as required and, at the same time, prevents the power drive coming into operation.

MACHINE-CUT GEARING.

The whole of the gearing is machine-cut, this factor reducing both friction and noise. The driving gear can be fitted either to the right hand or left hand side of the machine, as desired. Starting gear is provided by a lever operating the belt guides and these latter can be adjusted for driving at any angle.

STEAM AND WATER SUPPLY.

Steam, hot and cold water, and liquid soap are fed into the revolving drum through one of the hollow trunnions and sprayed on to the soiled goods through a series of hollow perforated beaters attached to the inner surface of the drum. The outlet is through the other trunnion by a syphon waste pipe to a sealed drain. Valves for controlling each service are fitted, including a sluice valve for emptying.

No. 1

No. 2

Inside length of Drum ... ... ... ... ......

3' 23"

2' 9"

Inside Diameter of Drum ...............

2' 10"

2' 5"

Diameter of Pulleys on Machine ... ...

18"

18"

Speed of Pullevs on Machine........ ......

100 revs, per min.

100 revs, per min.

Width of Driving Pulley ... ... ... ...... ••

12" straight face

12" straight face

Width of Driving Pelts ... ... ... ......

2i" and 2"

2i" and 2"

13.H.P. required to drive ... ... ... ... ...

1

1

Steam Supply ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

3"

3"

Hot Water Supply... ... ... ... ... ... ...

1 i"

H"

Cold Water Supply ... ... ... ... ... ...

H"

li"

Outlet Overflow ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

2"

2"

Floor Space required ... ... ... ... ......

T 6" x 4' 0"

7' 0" x 3' 7"

Height over all ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

3' 10"

3’ 5"

Approximate Weight ... ... ...... ... ...

16J cwt. net

11 cwt. net

23J cwt. gross

18 cwt. gross

Code Word

Foul

Fouler

The “Matchless Starch Mixer


'pHIS machine has been specially designed and developed for mixing Starch, particularly Raw Starch, and also to overcome the difficulty of stirring up Raw Starch after it has become settled.

The machine can be arranged for direct electric drive if desired.

The “Matchless Starch Mixer

Continued.

'pHE body of the machine is made of galvanized cast iron mounted on cast iron standards.


In the centre of the pan is a vertical shaft on which is mounted a three blade propeller, both shaft and propeller being of manganese bronze.

By means of a hand wheel this shaft and propeller can be raised or lowered as required whilst rotating.

While the machine is running the starch is kept in a perfect state of suspension and can be drawn off from a special valve under the pan into a suitable receptacle as required.

When not in use the propeller should be raised clear of the mixture by means of the hand wheel.

When starting up if the starch has become settled the propeller should be gently lowered when it will stir up the starch in a few minutes.

The machine will hold 1 cwt of starch and sufficient water to twaddle at 6 degrees, or if required a greater quantity of starch and less water.

Size.

Capacity.

Speed

HP.

Pulleys.

Floor Space.

Height.

Codeword.

R. P. M.

Belt drive.

Elec. Drive.

No. 2

50 gallons.

80

14

12" x 3"

4' 0" x 3' 2"

5' 0" x 3' 2"

7' 2”

STARKO.

If electric drive is required add EL to the code word and give full particulars of current available.

THE “MATCHLESS”

Self-Balancing Hydro Extractor

A Totally enclosed Extractor, either belt or electrically driven, embodying many special features, fitted with Patent Automatic Safety Cover.

Semi-automatic lubrication to the foot step bearing.

The buffers may be adjusted without dismantling the Machine.

The belt driven Machine can be supplied to drive either at right angles to or parallel with the driving shaft.

The “MATCHLESS” Hydro Extractor

BASE AND CASING

The base and casing are of cast iron making a solid framework for the Machine and avoiding all projections and sharp corners.

ALL STEEL CAGE

The cage is galvanized steel, closely perforated, and is fitted with steel strengthening bands. A buffer is fitted to prevent the cage striking the outer casing if carelessly loaded.

SPINDLE

The spindle is made of special steel to withstand any strain that may be put upon it.

FOOTSTEP BEARING

The footstep bearing is composed of a plain phosphor bronze bearing carried in rubber buffers designed to allow the maximum latitude in balancing and so arranged that no water or oil can come into contact with the buffers. These may be adjusted without dismantling any part of the Machine.

AUTOMATIC COVER

The automatic cover is aluminium, slotted so that the load can be seen, and on both the belt and electrically driven Machines, is interlocked with the starting gear in a manner which renders it impossible to start the Machine until the cover is closed, and also impossible to open the cover until the cage has come to rest.

BRAKE

A powerful but smooth acting foot brake is fitted which remains on after the treadle has been depressed. Another feature is that the brake cannot be applied while the belt is on the fast pulley.

LUBRICATION

Lubrication of footstep bearing is semi-automatic and an arrangement has been introduced whereby it can be ascertained when sufficient oil has been inserted. Countershaft lubrication is by means of grease lubricators.

WORKING PARTS

All working parts except the fast and loose pulleys are totally enclosed.

OUTLET

The outlet can be on either side of the Machine as required to discharge out of sight under the base.

DRIVE

On the belt driven Machine a countershaft, which runs on ball bearings, is fitted to the base casting and may be arranged so that the Machine can be fixed at right angles to or parallel with the line shaft as desired, and is placed in such a position that a longer drive is obtained than is usual, thus effecting a smoother drive and giving longer life to the belt. It is fitted with a centrifugal friction clutch.

In the case of the electrically driven Machine, the drive is by a totally enclosed motor, which is vertically mounted on the base of the Machine, and drives the cage pulley by means of a straight belt. An arrangement is provided for tightening the belt when required.

CONTROL

The Electrically driven Machine is provided with a control consisting of a push-button box and pilot lamp. The starting button must be pressed until the pilot lamp lights, which it does not do until the cage has attained a safe working speed. This arrangement prevents any possibility of the operator starting the Machine and leaving it with an unbalanced load.


Dia. of Cage

Cubic

Capacity

Cage

Speed

Belt Driven Machines

Pulley

Width of Driving Pulley on Line Shaft

Width of Belt

Floor Space

Dia.

Speed

26"

4 c.ft.

1400

8"

530

8"

3"

5' 1" X 2' 11"

30"

5 - 7 ft.

1250

8"

475

8"

3"

5' 3" X 3' 3"


Code Words

26"    30"

Hydry ... Hydrox Hydryen ... Hydroxen Hydryel ... Hydry end


Size of Machine

Belt drive to stand at right angles to line shaft ...

»    ,,    parallel with „    ...

Electric drive Machine ...    ...    ...

Matchless Multiple - Roll Ironing Machine

Made with eight, six and four rollers.

ITH Single or Variable Speed Gear, Ribbon Feed, Automatic Guard and Travelling Bands.























































Matchless Multiple-Roll

Ironing    Machine —continued.

Its Capabilities.

The Matchless Ironer is a superb Machine, with a capacity and strength proportionate to its size added to a flexibility that is commonly associated with lighter appliances and more delicate mechanism. It is designed to deal with flat work on a large scale, taking it direct from the hydro, and drying, ironing and airing it in one operation. Although a big machine, the “ Matchless ” Ironer saves space because of its large output, adding to the capacity of the laundry and reducing working expenses at the same time.

How it Works.

The articles are fed in by the ribbon feed and pass between the felt covered rollers and the polished steam-heated beds. On leaving the last roller they are picked up by the upper of two travelling bands and drawn back to the feeding side in contact with the heated polished underside of the bed. They are then conveyed between the two travelling bands back again to the delivery side, close to the hot bed of the machine but not in actual contact with it. A tilting delivery table fitted on cast iron standards is supplied to receive the goods at the delivery end.

The Machine Described.

The “ Matchless ” Ironing Machine is simple in design and construction. Every necessary requirement has been introduced without producing a machine that is complicated or likely to get out of order. The felt-covered rollers 120 ins. long by 12 ins. diameter revolve in polished steam-heated beds designed for a working pressure of 100 lbs. per square inch and tested up to 200 lbs. per square inch. There is ample space between the rollers to allow for perfect evaporation.

Gearing.

The rollers are driven by worm gear. A worm shaft runs along the entire length of the slide frame. The worm engages with worm wheels, which in their turn are keyed to spur pinions interposed between the gears on the roller ends. This gives an exceptionally smooth and quiet drive. At the same time the rollers are always in mesh even when raised to their limit. All gearing is machine cut and carefully guarded with cast-iron gear guards. All control handles are operated from one point. The machine can be started or stopped at any point along the front.































Beds.

The beds, the heart of any Ironing Machine, withstand a hydraulic pressure of over 1,000 lbs. per square inch before bursting—more than 10 times the working pressure.

Our beds are cast by a patented method, adopted after much experimental work, which gives this superiority, ensuring absolute safety, stability and complete freedom from distortion in any direction, under the full working steam pressure of 100 lbs. per square inch and will be passed by any Insurance Company in this country for this working pressure.

Uniform Pressure on Rollers.

Pressure is applied to the rollers by means of worm gear and eccentrics acting through springs on all the rollers equally and simultaneously—an important factor in the production of well-finished work. The rollers can be raised by power-gear completely clear of the steam-heated beds, it is also possible to raise or lower the rollers without them revolving.

Lubrication.

The vital question of lubrication has received close attention and means are provided for supplying lubricant to every wearing surface, by means of a judicious combination of oil baths and forced grease, the latter is affected by a grease gun of the latest type and forces grease into the bearing under a pressure of 600 lbs. per square inch.

Ribbon Feed and Guard.

The ribbon feed is a simple and flexible device that enables the operators to handle work quickly and easily. The Machine is fitted with our Patent Automatic Feed Guard which ensures the perfect protection of the worker.

Travelling Bands.

The travelling bands are deserving of special mention. By their means heat that would otherwise be wasted is used to complete the drying of the articles passing through the ironer. They consist of two long endless bands, the full width of the rollers, mounted on guide rollers easily regulated to ensure correct tension of the bands. Right and left hand spirals on the tension rollers keep the bands stretched to their full width, thus avoiding shrinkage, and an automatic device is fitted to prevent the bands creeping. They can easily be thrown out of gear and lowered from the heated surface when not required.

With Single Speed Gear.

No. of Rollers.

Speed.

Size of Pulley.

H.P. at

Max. Speed.

Steam Inlet and Exhaust

Floor Space

Approx.

Weight

Code Words

Net.

Gross

8

300

16" X 4.1"

6

11"

17'3"x 14'2"

13 tons

16 tons

Jirattick

6

220

16" X 41"

4

11"

14'7"x14'2"

91

12 ..

Bratton

4

160

16" X 41"

31

H"

U'lTxl4"2"

7

81

Brattat

With Variable Speed Gear.

8

300

14" X 41"

6

11"

17'3"X16'2"

13ltons

16ltons

Bratticari

6

220

14" X 41"

4

11"

14'7"x 16'2"

9S ,,

121 ■■

Brattonan

4

160

14" x 41"

31

H"

11'11"X 16'2"

71

81

Brattatari

The “Matchless Utility Ironing Machine

for semi-finished work.

Shewing one gear guard removed.

TX/ITH six or eight rollers, Single or Variable Speed Gear, automatic guard, ribbon feed, travelling bands and return ribbons.

The Matchless

Utility Ironing Machine

Continued.

^■pHIS machine, which can he supplied with either six or eight rollers, is

similar in construction to our “ Matchless ” flat-work Ironer, but has been specially designed for use with the Auxiliary Services.

The rollers are supported on springs, and are smaller in diameter than those of the flat-work machines to allow for the special padding required.

In addition to the ribbon feed attachment and travelling bands, the machine is fitted with return ribbons, which are arranged for returning to the operators at the feed end any specially thick articles which have not been dried once through.

The illustration shews a single speed machine for driving by a variable speed electric motor, but a variable speed gear can be fitted if desired.

WITH SINGLE SPEED GEAR

No. of Rollers

Speed

Size of

H.P. at

Steam Inlet

Floor

Approx. Weight

Code Words

Pulley

Max. Speed

and Exhaust

Space

Net Gross

8

300

16" X 4}"

6

ir

17'

0" x 14' 2"

13J tons 16^ tons

U t illicit

6

200

16" x 4$"

4

ir

14'

4"x 14' 2''

9$ tonsil2£ tons

Utillon

WITH VARIABLE SPEED GEAR

8

300

14" x 4J"

6

1J"

17 0"X16' 2"

13£ tons 16.J tons

Util licari

6

200

14" x 4i"

4

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14' 4"x 16' 2"

10 tons 12J tons

UtilIona ri

“MATCHLESS”

AIR-IRONING MACHINE.

npHE “MATCHLESS” AIR-IRONER is the latest development -*■ in Drying- and Ironing Machines, and the following classes of articles may be finished on the Machine: Blankets, Turkish Towels, Woollen Shirts, Vests, Pants, Jerseys, Jumper Suits, Night-dresses, and Artificial Silk goods.

The “MATCHLESS” AlR-lRONER.—The Machine is specially suitable for woollens, flannels, etc. where a soft finish is required, and in the case of woollens the fibres are uncrushed, there is no chance of felting, the nap is raised and no shrinkage takes place; such articles as blankets and Turkish towels are better finished than by any other method. There is no friction on the articles being passed through, other than the blast of air, and there is no possibility of scorching.    Goods when they come from the Machine are finished

ready for folding.

The Air Ironer can be operated by entirely unskilled labour, and there are no expensive coverings to keep up.

The MACHINE Described.—The Machine consists of an all-metal cabinet, incorporated on the top is the Air Heater, consisting of steel U tubes, with cast iron headers. Also on the top of the cabinet is situated a Fan, which may be direct electrically driven or belt driven; this Fan draws the air from the inside of the cabinet, through the heaters, forcing it into a duct which runs the full length of the cabinet. The underside of this duct has a series of holes through which the hot air is blown in a downward direction. Spaced about 8" apart are two continuous bands of brass carding, driven by endless chains. This carding travels through the cabinet, level with the bottom of the duct, and is driven by a small motor arranged on the top of the Machine, the drive being through a variable speed gear which gives a ratio of 3 to 1. This gear is controlled from the delivery end. The carding is specially made for the purpose, and, being of brass, is rustless.

The walls of the cabinet are specially lined to prevent the heat from radiating into the room. The fact that the air is continually re-circulated prevents the heat being forced into the room to the discomfort of the operators.






























































HOW IT WORKS.—Taking a blanket for example, one edge of the blanket is placed on one of the belts of carding, the carding thus gripping the blanket similar to a “ burr.” The opposite end of the blanket is laid in a like manner on the other belt of carding. The carding is continually travelling through, so that the blanket hangs down in the form of a U ; the air being forced out of the duct, agitates the blanket and passes through the material. This has the effect of raising the nap and the agitation takes out the creases. The fact that the edges of the blankets are held by the carding ensures straight edges.


In the case of a Turkish towel, one end is placed in a similar manner on the belt of carding, the other end being allowed to hang down. Another towel may be placed on the other belt of carding opposite in the same manner ; it is not necessary in the case of towels to loop them up as in the case of the blanket.

A shirt is fixed tothe carding, one tail on one belt and the other tail on the other belt, the shirt passing through the cabinet upside down, and the blast of air is sufficient to extend the shirt into its normal shape, thus having the effect of taking out the creases. A vest is also passed through the Machine upside down in a similar manner to the shirt, and the effect is the same.

The speed of travel through the cabinet is controlled by the variable speed gear, according

to the thickness of the articles going through. When the article arrives at the delivery end of the Machine, where there is a stripping device, it is shed into a trolley placed there to receive it, or it may be taken off and folded immediately.

Belt Driven Machine.

Electrically Driven Machine.

Floor Space ... ... ...

20' 0" X 4' 10"

20' 0" x 4' 10"

Height Overall ... ... ••

9'

9'

H.P. for Fan ... ... ...

4

4

H.P. for Conveyor ... ... ...

1J

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Diameter of Fan Pulley ... ...

7" x 3f"

Speed of Fan Pulley ... ...

1450 R.P.M.

Diameter of Conveyor Pulley •••

6"

Speed of Conveyor Pulley ... ...

580 r.p.m.

Steam Pressure ... ... ...

80 lbs.

80 lbs.

Code Word ... ... ...

Airen

Airenel

Range of Speed of Conveyor ... ...

4ft. to 12ft./mm.

4ft. to 12ft./mm.


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The “Challenge” Ironing & Finishing Machine

With or without Steam Heated Roller.


THE “ CHALLENGE ” is an efficient Calendering Machine and can be confidently recommended. It is strong, simple, trustworthy, and capable of producing highly finished work.

BED.—The bed is designed for a working steam pressure of 80 lbs. per square inch, and truly machined and ground ; it floats on roller bearings, which permit it to adjust itself to any inequalities of the felt coverings on the revolving roller. When necessary, the bed may be arranged for gas heating instead of steam.

ROLLER.—The roller is fitted with power raising gear on the 80 inch and larger sizes, by means of which it can be raised to any desired height. The gear is so designed as to make it impossible for the roller to be raised or lowered too far. The pressure between the roller and bed can be readily adjusted, elasticity being secured by the use of spiral springs.

The roller may be arranged for heating by steam if desired.

GEARING.—The drive is by belt through machined cut gearing, the gear wheels are always in correct mesh, not being affected by the operation of the raising gear or the position of the roller. The whole of the gear wheels are properly guarded with neat cast-iron guards. On the 54 in. and 72 in. machines a slightly different type of driving gear and hand raising gear is fitted.

Our Patent Automatic Finger Guard is fitted, which ensures perfect protection to the operator, and is supplied complete with Felt and Cotton Coverings, Steam Trap and Valve for Bed.

These machines are also manufactured as Handkerchief Ironers with divided lips.

Length of Roller .. ..

72"

80'

90"

96'

108"

Diameter of Roller .. Diameter of Pulley.. .. Speed of Pulley .. .. Width of Driving Pulley . . Width of Belt to drive .. B.H.P. required . . .. Steam and Condense .. Floor Space required .. Height over all .. .. Approximate Weight, Net .. „ „ Gross Code Word

12"

18'

45 revs, per min. 3$" round face

a

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8' i'xi' 6'

4 0"

22 cwt.

26 cwt. Challenged

18'

14"

90 revs, per min. 7" straight face

. i*..

10 2 x 5' 3'

4' 0*

40 cwt.

50 cwt. Challenger

18"

90 revs, per min. 7" straight face 3*

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4' 0"

45 cut.

60 cut. Chalice

18'

14"

90 revs, per min. 7" straight face 3' ij

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ii7 6"xs' 3"

4' 0 50 cut.

68 cut. Chaliced

18"

14"

90 revs, per min. 7* straight face

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4'o 55 cwt.

75 cwt. Challenge

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Shirt & Collar Ironing Machine.

(Gear always in Mesh)

THE above illustrates our latest design of Combined Shirt and Collar Ironing Machine. By changing the Board, it can be used either for Shirts or Collars. It is WELL CONSTRUCTED; all parts of the frames are carefully machined where they fit together, ensuring a true and firm foundation for the running parts. The Bearings of the Heated Roller, Drum, and Driving Shaft are of ample length : the automatic lubricators fitted to the Roller Bearings lubricate without waste, the channels at the inside ends preventing any oil reaching the ironing surface ; keys, in addition to set screws, are fitted to the drum, driving pulley, and gearing, obviating all danger of their coming loose during working. The gears are machine-cut and designed so as to be always in correct mesh whether pressure is on or off. The pressure is easily adjusted by means of the hand-wheel in front of the machine, a spring fitted to the same automatically providing for the varying thicknesses of the linen.

The Roller is highly burnished by a special process, and the Burner, which is fitted for air blast or compressed gas, as desired, gives off great heat for a minimum consumption of gas. Two aluminium pans for the use of the operator are included with the Machine.

We can thoroughly recommend this Machine, for not only does it do its work well, but owing to the smoothness and steadiness of its running, and the small amount of foot power required, the operator is enabled to TURN OUT A MAXIMUM amount OF high-grade work. This should appeal to every Laundry Proprietor who desires to obtain the best results from his Machines.

Approximate Shipping Specification

Size

Pulley.

Width of

Width

of

Driving

of

H.P.

Floor Space

Weight

Machine

Speed

Pulley on

Belt

_____

Measurements

Dia.

Revs

Main Shaft

Net.

Gross

20"

16"

240

8"

14"

3

4' 0"x5' 0"

890 lbs.

1340 lbs.

4' 0"X4' 1"X4' 2"

24"

16"

240

8"

14"

3

4' 4"x5' 0"

1000 lbs.

1460 lbs.

4' 0” X 4' 1"X4' 7"

CODE WORDS.

Shirt only Collar only Shirt and Collar 20" Machine with one board (Shirt or Collar)    Gain    Gallant    Gadding

24" Machine    ,,    ,,    Gainful    Gallery    Gallotv





Improved Shirt Starching Machine

THIS Machine has been designed as the result of experiments made by us with a view of reducing the rubbing of the bosoms and cuffs of Shirts to a minimum during the operation of starching. This we claim to have succeeded in accomplishing by making only one of the brass rubbers reciprocate, instead of both rubbers as in the old-style Starching Machines; this rubber is fitted with spring pressure which allows for the varying thickness of the Shirt bosoms and cuffs. In addition a Paddle is fitted to keep the Starch thoroughly mixed.

The starch box, and everything coming into contact with the Shirt, is made of brass, so that there is no chance of soiling the Shirt. The machine is started and stopped automatically by means of an ingenious clutch device acting in conjunction with the shutting and opening of the lid. A Shirt can be starched efficiently in ten seconds.

Advantages over hand starching :—

Skilled Operator Unnecessary.    Less Starch Used.

Every Shirt Starched Uniformly. Increased Output.

Width of Driving Pulley on Main Shaft.

Width

of

Approximate Shipping Specification.

Code

Word.

rULLEY.

H.P.

Floor Space.

Weight.

Speed

Revs.

Belt.

Measurements.

Dia.

Net.

Gross.

6"

250

2"

IF

i

1' 2" x 2' 8"

200 lbs.

310 lbs.

3' 7" x 3' 0" x 1' 6"

Eager


Automatic Collar Blocking

Machine

THE demand for a Machine which is speedy without the disadvantages of a Press Machine, has long been recognised by us, and after carefully studying the question, we have designed the above Machine, which we confidently place before the trade as meeting all its requirements.

We have adopted the table type of Machine, and applied several novel features to it. The heated Roller is 40 in. long and 8 in. diameter, and is made of the same special metal as the Rollers of our well-known Shirt and Collar Machines which have given such satisfaction in the past; being large in diameter it maintains its heat during ironing, and it is covered with a heat shield.

The Table automatically works to and fro under the heated Roller, and can be stopped at will by a slight movement of the handle in front of the board.

It will be seen from the illustration that we have introduced an entirely new method of applying the pressure, so that when working, absolutely equal pressure is obtained along the whole length of the Roller. The Table can be instantly lowered, if necessary, by means of a lever and raised again without altering the permanent pressure adjustment.

The bearings of the Roller, Driving Shaft and Drums are of ample width to ensure long life, those of the Roller being self-oiling, with dust-proof caps covering all oil holes. Keys are fitted to the drums and the fast pulley; all parts being machined before fitting together, make a thoroughly rigid and true-running machine.

We claim the following advantages over the press Type of Machine :—

(1) Work is more easily polished after steaming on our Machine.

(2) Coverings do not become so wet.

(3) Work is seen during the ironing process, therefore creased collars, if any, can be lifted from the board while the Machine is working, and creases removed before the Collar becomes too dry.

(4) The pressure is automatically adjusted to varying thicknesses of collars, etc., whereas, on a Press Machine, all work being steamed at the same time receives an equal amount of pressure, regardless of thickness of material.

Pu

LLEY

Width of Driving Pulley on Main Shaft

Width

of

Belt.

Approximae Shipping Specification

H.P.

Floor space

Code

Word

Speed

R.P.M.

15.H.

Dia.

Net.

Gross

16"

140

8"

ir

1

6' 0"x5' 0"

14 cwt.

18£ cwt. 4' 3"x 4' 3" x 6' 3"

Ladroon

Automatic Collar Finishing

Machine.

IS Machine is built on the same lines as our well known Automatic Blocking Machine.

On the underside of the board a patent device is fitted, controlled by a handle in front, which enables the operator to reduce the length of the stroke of the table for finishing the collars.

On either side of the Hot Roll a small diameter nickel plated auxiliary roller is fitted, which extends the full width of the board and prevents the collars being swept off' when they commence to curl.

In addition the Machine is fitted with special high skid gear.

Two aluminium damping pans are fitted to the side frame as used on the ordinary shirt and collar Ironer.

Pulley.

Width of Driving Pulley on Main Shaft.

Width of !H.P. Belt.

Floor Space.

Approximate Shipping Specification.

Code

Word.

Weight.

Measurements.

Dia.

Speed

R.P.M.

Net.

Gross.

16"

190

8"

14" 1

6' 0" x 5' 0"

14 cwt.

18rt cwt.

4' 3" x 4’ 3" x 6' 3"

Ladrort

THE well-known “ Shaw ” Shaper is the standard type of Hand Edging and Shaping Machine for turn-down collars. The edge of the double collar is ironed by folding it (after dampening the seam) over the curved plate and then running the heated grooved iron on it, thus producing a perfectly smooth, rounded edge, and at the same time leaving room for the tie to be adjusted without spoiling the shape of the collar. In turning and shaping a collar by the ordinary hand iron, the linen at the edge is strained and frays when re-dressed, whereas by using the “Shaw” Shaper this trouble is obviated.

I APPROXIMATE SHIPPING SPECIFICATION.

No.

Type.

Weight.

Measurements.

Code Word.

Net.

Gross.

No. 21 No. 23 No. 22 No. 24 No. 25

“ Shaw Machine, with Shaping Tube and Legs . . „ „ „ without I.egs . . „ „ without Tube, with Legs .. . . „ „ „ or Legs . . .. „ Shaping Tube only . . .. . -

72 lbs. 45 lbs. 44 lbs. 17 lbs. 33 lbs.

125 lbs. 75 lb«. 75 lbs. AS lbs. 6o lbs.

2' 9* X i' 9* X i' o" i'o'xi'o'xi'o' 2'9'xl'o'xl'o' i'o'xi'o'xi'o' l'o*Xl'o'X2' O*

Keenness

Keen

Keeper

Keeni.y

Keep




“A.H." Porcelain Lined Collar Tube

(Steam or Gas Heated). No Time Lost in Airing Collars.

THIS very useful contrivance is for airing and setting all kinds of collars after curling. It should be fixed vertically on Table near Shaping Machines, a basket being placed underneath to catch the collars. It is just as easy for the operator to push the collars (after shaping) into the tube as to place them in a basket ready for the airing room.

After passing through the tube, the collars need no further airing, and retain their shape.

The tube is also made with a bracket for fixing to the side of table.

Steam Connections.

Approximate Shipping Specification.

Code Words.

Inlet.

Condense.

Wfight.

Measurements.

For Steam Heated.

For Gas Heated.

Net.

Gross.

r

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S3 lbs.

85 lbs.

9"X9"X i' 6"

Keepsake

Keeping


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