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Publication numberUS1140839 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 25, 1915
Publication numberUS 1140839 A, US 1140839A, US-A-1140839, US1140839 A, US1140839A
InventorsFrank V Moore
Original AssigneeWoman S World Magazine Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Elevator feed mechanism for mailing-machines.
US 1140839 A
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1,140,839. 7 Patented May 25, 1915.





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APPLICATION ,FILED JANA), I912 1,140,839. Patented May 25, 1915.


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i atomed May 25, 1915.

Y? if (Hi FETZE M ST'ZE ASSIGNMENTS, TO (ljfiflv ILLINUIF, A. CQRJEQRA- ELEVATCH- "E xa prm Linn S T 1 HFmm f, (m:

Be it kzurwn that i, w minim nf Chm Umbwl 5% "ig. 1, 5 is an snlmgmi de- 55 em 0f mm m? the des'lces for nsferlw, 11m .m s fmm the top of the st ck 15:8. Wrapping); a mag m1 via-water few}. mechanism 1;: 92mph,-

d Waring the magazines (me E" one in the in said fuming and pasting nwruv. m .1M

shack to the said f-irhling an inn is to pmvide a 4. 8 1s a seci-ian n m. 9 i5 5]. sect-ion 7. i 1. is a, side feed, nmcimzajxna ,xowing went pnsztion. and the nmiiing xiv-whine, v my invent'itm is de- 1 ml to ba ei'npiuyesl may be 70 He, known 07. approved characshin-m, an upright frame A is pru MGM far snppmting the im-ions operative of" he 1- "IE muzoh mimn in an. My el4=- 12in At its upper end the said 76 pmwwl with a hm'izontai and =et 2nding table a pmvided at wzih guflies fur directing the XQZIQ'QLZEUES. The said frmne mi at its upper 0m? with an 20 paw? :1 him fur-me, an ampig: MUM-1 parts of the medium K' i mounted tmrn-svvarsely 3m near the; upner end Pmrt 21 Hwy 'ee'iow the 8 1mm": shmm in F! Th "0 two in Tm'mbm' and travel )5 b mmmtc-d m: the :Shztft B 1? j'm izr-mw" a-fi 0:?

' i in tr'uwi 9e) mi an $51 d wigrw Us 5 an? hm proper mm by the '1 H which are :Eispzwzd in th s 0:10}! L-vlt below tin: mhs 5'1; 'HHSMLbL? waned Ni 21 trausrespectively near the i0 v the miiohihes the o om being parallel and extendin lly of themachine. The linl; bolt (i is provided with a series of supporh ing shelves (Z which are pim'iilecl on theic upper surfaces with a centrally disposal and slightly elm?" (1 rod or wire d, Whereby the center of o: 111 bundle of resting on those shelves slighzljv elevated. In this ay the uppei'mosi; each i always slightly hmiqov and said o 1gb ii-ices, W: U magazine wilshoii :3- cups dang r of lather U ughetween thl wo alevicss--hat to say, wiihoiii- (ll U of the ll'lilgfizlfi' l saggi at this. center, Whi s sag would tend to int '1 are with the. proper lifting of the magazines by the vacuum cups. These sholves (5 have notches ait air forward through which the vacuum cups or lifting devices pass during the form arr} movement of said shelves in front of the rewiring end of the conveyor composed of the pi'eiioursly described tapes or hells. so shelves are loaded the bottom of thy and the biimiles of ll'mgilZlih-Efi 1"? on the shelves consibitute practically om hill stack of magazines and the vacuum cups or pickup (lei-ices take Lhe magazines om by one from the top of the stack and food them into the mouth of the said conveyor Each time a. Inagazina taken from the top of the stack the elevator is than ophml'etl one step to raise the stack a,- rlistiince equal to the thickness of the magazine Wiilifll was removed from lihe top thereof. This m2; done in an sultahle r ales manna as, for example, by means of rim 5.50:: l (5 applied to the lOVYQ'l' shaft al 1e elevator, and oonti ollod by a mimiwtio escapemezit device a of any suitable nown improved chamoiC-er. To control the said nlfiggleilfi escapement (levioei :fillCl keep tho operation of the elevator in 51;) with the operation of the pick-up (h i comprising the vacuum cups and iiwwilss l0 magnets of said escapcmont device can he oim'olled by l brush and.

., 11min the slm f1 [1 of A 112 i ii r13i1g{9- mam. TI is, however. is all Well kno n and Well understood, and (h s not need fm'thei' doswiption, as elevator of this were well known and well ti: my invenlion, although ii. v in (lifi etent relations and in differs nor r'elnftivhto the convey-er.

uppermost magazine in proper 'entixl from falh 'e 1. Any suitabls means can be employgzd for preventing move than 011a magazine from leaving the Lap of the stack at time, as for example, 2:v F disposed at the center of the rising s, and. in position to engage the end of cam. finger ii on the shelves of the ole mtm', and which laiter support the m Tues a s distance beyond the foo Ward edges of the shelves, in addition a blowing device G may aimngscl in posi tion in the usual and well known manner for the purpose of blowing agains the, undezisido of ihe magazine Wl'iioh is being taken oil from the lop of the stack, and against the edges of iho magazines dii'eotly holow, whereby the upper magazine will slip oil easily and not carry with it any of the magazines directly below. Thus the elevator is disposed at the end of the n1a-- chine, and is operated in such manna? that. the magazines am fed from the top of the stack directly :0 the end of the conveyer, and are then by the latier moved along in a straight direction in this Why the magazines do not move to either right 01' left from the time they enter the elevator to the time they are finally discharged "from the delivery end of the conveyor. They rise in the elevator, move iorwa'ni adgewise from the top of the stack, and then travel straight ahead in the coni'eyer.

The operations of the: elevator and the other parts of the apparatus are, it will he understood, so timed that aim proper feed- 0f the magazines from the elevator to the: conveyor is accomplished with certainty and in the desired manner, and Without causing the nmgazinos to crowd iogether in the (*om'e; v1'. An elevator fovjling mecliw nism of thisfoharactoz' can be for any suitable, known or approved purpose, but, as previously explained, it especially adapted for use in a mailing machine of thin; kind in which the magazines are automati Cally folded and Wrapped with paper, and the said wrapper then pasted or sealed hefore being; (leliva srl from the other and of ihe machine.

filly iiiipi'oveii elevator feed mechanis i, it will he ehsesiml, feeds the magazines in a perfectly iii-it condition, the back 01 iearedge of each magazine heing ahead or in advance wh the magazine is moving along in'the conveyezx lVith this. mode of operation each ii ugsziiieii flat or unfolded condition, is,

lliiCllzlr 1 rear edgeforemost from the clelivery ond of the convey. i Each magszizie ii'aceis an ahsoluiciy-siraightcourse from the time it leavas the tsp of the stack to the "k of mngapurpose of releasing; the magazine,

the elevator to the eonveyer is an important consideration With magazines having a pasted rear edge or back this is not so diilicult, but with sewed or stitched magazines transfer is not necessary. It is for this n that the needles are provided. needle is mounted on a bleak 0 that is r teal in the arm. a at c, which block is held in norm-(Ll position by a spring 0 The arm a is pivoted at c and controlled hy a rear end spring 0 that yields when the cup and iii lie strike the mage zine With this eoi1si1z'uetion,the said needle lies a plurality of parallel axes of motion which extend transversely of the length of theiconveyer belts. The cup and needle let go of the mega zine. when the edge thereof is seized by the mouth of the eonveyer. When the cup and needle start backward, in leaving the magazine, the needle 0 is deflected oiswung backward against the tension of the spying c, and in this, we}; the needle pulls out without tearing the magazine. (lnly a very small hole is made in 'thecover end one or more pages of the magazine which not noticeable afterward. And this, in eonjnnctioi'i with the wires 03', inres a proper tiansfer of the n'iagazines lies: the elevator to the conveyer. It is usual t e punch a small hole in the top of each vacuum cup.

'i'ihat I claim as my invention is:

i. In mailing machinery, mechanism for feeding the magazines, comprising a horizontal eonveyei, an elevatoi' disposed at the receiving end of said ciiniveyeix provided with. e snp'pi'irt for a steel: of msgm zines, a device fol tmnsiei'ring the magazines one by one from the top of the stack to the said conveyei, adapted to yield for the and means for operating said device back and oi-ti longitudinally of said machine, said -eyer being operatives; any and all ip an oneoniing magazine as soon e inward (Ell e thereof makes Contact with, and be are the same is released 0 device prevents tearing of the magazine.

l n mailing n'iaohinerfy", mechanism for. feeding the magazine, eompi'isii'ig a horizoni'al conveyer, an elevator disposed at the. re cei ing end of said cenveyer, provided with support for 'aising a stack of magazines, :1 devieefor transferring the magazines one by one frem the top of the stack to the said 1,14e,ese

oon'veyer, adapted to yield fer the purpose of releasing the magazine, said conveyer operating to grip the magazine before the same is released by said device, whereby the yielding of said device prevents tearing of the magazine, and means for operating and tie vice back and forth level idinelly of said machine, Mei lee eomprising a needle that pierces the magazine.

3. In mailing machinery, mechanism for feeding the magazines, ceinpri zontal convey-er, an elevator disposed at the receiving end of said eenveyer, provided with a support for y of megazines, e deviee for tin fining the zines one by one front: the top the steel; to the said eonveyer, means for operating said device back and earth l -neliy of the said convey-e27, l n e comprisin needle that pierces the magazine, and vacuum cup coiipei's l T Q the lift the magazine, said (311;? needle. having a plurality of axes of movement extend ing transvei's of the said eonveyer.

4-. In mainng ineehinei mechanism for feeding the magazine, comp; sing a horizon tal conveyer, en elevzii lisp t receiving end of atom \"ji', pi'mided with a support for raiing n of mzzgz'izines, a device for transferring the magazines one by one from the top of the stem to the said 1W ire rm g e hori- 1 oonveyer, adapted to yield for the purpose whereby the upper and lower belts are always in contact at the mouth of the c ;:nveyer to seize the edge of each oneoming magazine, before the letter is released by said device.

5. in mailing nnicl'iinery, mechanism for feeding the magazines, COHlIWlSll'lg l'lOil n zontzil eonveyer, an elev r disposed at the ICCQlVll'l'f end of said cozweyer', and at the enn of the machine, piovided with a support for raising a sin, of magazines, e tlQFlCQ for tnuisierring iii nines one by one frem the top of the steel: to the said conveyei, means including a for operating said device hack and forth longitudinally of said machine, said eonveyer being opesetive at any and all times to grip an oncoming magazine as soon 'as the forward, edge thereof makes contact therewith, and before the same is released said device, and means for controlling the magazines at diiierent points in the length of the said conveyer, operatively connected with said shaft, said .shaft hein also rovided with means for them in n :1 wine in foie 11m: smm

the 51mm kr' i a 3 I?! e ms wanna r91 m pvmntnm mach" u n my :35

the in}; (-1 the n Jr Mud mm ntAN mmmh m yleldmgly Emidmg; 1:20

in opamiivc pm'tion, and ac'ting 0n the maga M an rz'iaa b3 smc? arm, wit said die.

11. In mailing machinery, in

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U.S. Classification271/12, 198/610, 271/158
Cooperative ClassificationB65H3/10