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MESSRS. SCHULZ, KNAUDT & Co., of Essen, who are making an application of corrugated iron in the construction of the interior flues of steam boilers, have devised a new mill for the manufacture of this form of iron plates, and which is represented in the accompanying cut, taken from the Deutsche Industrie Zeitung. The supports of the two accessory cylinders, F F, rest on two slides, G G, which move along the oblique guides, H H. As a consequence of this arrangement, when the cylinders, F F, are caused to approach the cylinder, D, both are raised at the same instant.
When the cylinders, F, occupy the position represented in the engraving by unbroken lines, the flat plate, O, is simply submitted to pressure between the cylinders, D and P, the cylinders, F F, then merely acting as guides. But when, while the plate is being thus flattened between the principal cylinders, the accessory cylinders are caused to rise, the plate is curved as shown by the dotted lines, O' O'. To obtain a uniformity in the position of the two cylinders, F F, the following mechanism is employed: Each cylinder has an axle, to which is affixed a crank, Q, connected by means of a rod, R, with the slide, G. These axles are also provided with toothed sectors, L L, which gear with two screws, L L, whose threads run in opposite directions. These screws are mounted on a shaft, N, which may be revolved by any suitable arrangement.
ROLLING MILL FOR MAKING CORRUGATED IRON