This is the generic class for apparatus for subjecting materialto compressive force by (a) causing solid surfaces to approach oneanother while the material is between them, (b) compelling the materialto move through a constriction, or (c) by rendering a flexible membertaut around the material. [For specific subclass references,see Subclass References to the Current Class, below.]
This class is the generic class for methods and apparatus forbinding material with a flexible filament, strand or band.
This class includes methods in which material is pressed tocompact it to a smaller volume.
This class includes methods and apparatus for pressing a lidagainst a receptacle.
This class includes silos combined with means to compact ensilagewithin them. (See subclasses 65-69).
This class includes presses with a duct or collector for liquidflowing from the material as a result of the pressing.
This class includes devices for removing from the materiala cloth in which the material has been compacted.
This class (100) includes methods and apparatus for crushinghollow metal bodies such as tin cans, automobile bodies, etc. Disclosureof additional utility for bottle breaking is also included here(Class 100) while bottle breaking, per se, is in the class for solidMaterial Comminution or Disintegration. See the Search Class Notesbelow.
This class includes devices for subjecting previously associatedarticles to compressive force to cause them to be bonded togetherwhere no associating means is claimed.
EXPLANATORY NOTE ON SCOPE OF CLASS
Presses are employed in many arts and are classified generallyaccording to the art to which they pertain. For the locus of variousarts, reference may be made to the Index to the Manual of Classification.In Lines With Other Classes, Combined Pressing Elsewhere Classified andBinding and Pressing Elsewhere Classified, hereof, are listed artsin which pressing is common or in which subclasses have been establishedrelating to it.
Class 100 has heretofore gathered presses relating to sucharts as baling, bundling, copying, expressing liquids from solids,and packing. The art so gathered has been employed to establishthis generic classification of presses.
Since it is not desirable to withhold from use those portionsof the reclassification which can be completed and handled as aunit, the reclassification is established even though many inventionsrelating to the subject matter are represented herein only by searchnotes to other classifications.