Brayton's Hydrocarbon Motor

1877 Scientific American  
We illustrate herewith a rabbling machine for puddling iron, which can be used in conjunction with any of the known furnaces in puddling, and is now almost exclusively used in the Cleveland district, in England, being fixed over the ordinary furnaces. The machine and engine [Clough's patent three-cylinder] are attached to a substantial bed plate, supported on four doublc-headed rails, or by other means, over the furnace, the latter hav ing a door at each side for charging and with drawing the
more » ... with drawing the bloom when puddled. From each end of a wrought iron beam are sus pended two tubes, to which are imparted a vibrating motion from a crank plate work ing in the column of the machine. These tubes have at the lower end a double hook, on which the rabbles hang, and the latter, in addition to receiving the vibrating motion of the tubes, also have imparted to them a ra dial motion from the ends of the wrought iron beam. The rabbles thUS operate in two directions, and puddle the iron over the whole surface of the furnace bed. The usual charge for a furnace is about 14 cwt., but considera bly larger charges have been successfully dealt with. •
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican01131877-15a fatcat:caalwvsj3bawhetf3tueolcz2u