US 1155279 A
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J. E. RYMER.
RUBBER STAMP BOARD.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 28. IBIS.
Patented Sept. 28, 1915 COLUMBIA PLANDGRAPII C0..WASH|NC|TON. D.C.
rr. sns ra JOHN E. RYIVIER, OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, .ASSIGNOR TO FRANK F.
HERNDON, OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.
To all whom it may concern: i
Be it known that I, JOHN E. RYMER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Charleston, in the county ofCharleston and State of South Carolina, have invented a new and useful Rubber-Stamp Board, of
7 which the following is a specification.
'This invention relates to an improvement in boards for supporting rubberstamps.
The object of the invention isto provide a board of this character on which aplurality of rubberstamps may be mounted and yield ably held-in operative position ready for use and which are so mounted that after a stamp has been'withdrawn and used, it may be;
automatically returned to its proper position on the board.
Another object of the invention is to provide a board of this character whichis simple in construction and may be constructed at a very small cost and by the use of .which, much time and trouble will'be saved, especiallyin oflices where a large number of stamps are being constantly used.
With these and other objects in :view, the
invention consists of certain novel features of construction, and the combination and arrangement of parts as will be more fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawing :Figure 1 represents a front elevation of a stamp board constructed in accordance with this invention; Fig. 2 is a rear elevation thereof with a portion of the back board removed; Fig. 3 is a detail vertical section taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
In the embodiment illustrated, a stamp board 1 is shown preferably made in the form of a casing comprising a front face or plate 2 and a rear plate 3 connected by side and end boards 4 and 5 respectively. As shown, the front plate 2 has a flange 6 extending around the upper portion thereof in the same plane and lying flush with the outer face of said plate.
This board is designed to be mounted in upright position as shown in the drawing and disposed between the front and rear plates thereof is a stationary base 7 which constitutes the end closure for the lower end of said casing and with which is connected a plurality of coiled springs 8. A movable base 9 is shown in the form of a bar having its ends 10 reduced and slidably mounted in slots 13 formedin the, side boards 4: as is p Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Sept. 28, 1915. Application filed January 28, 1915. Serial No. 4,954. I
shown clearlyin Fig. 2.-'As shown, the
coiled springs 8 are secured in sockets 10 formed in the movable base 9 and which thus eXert their tension to normally hold said base in lowered position as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. A plurality. .of screw eyes 11 are secured to this movable base 9, any desired number being shown and which are designed for a purpose to be described The front plate2 is provided with: apht rality of apertures 12 here shown havingf eyesl3 surrounding them to provide abearing for cords tobe described to prevent cutting of the cords during their passage throughthe aperturesu. Asshown,nine of and. are designed these apertures are used to'r'eceive the cords 14 which are connected with the handles of stamps l5. Any desired number of these cords may be employed, according to the stamps used andthe manner in which'they are strung. As shown, five threaded through another ring 18 carried by still another cord, then threaded through another eye 11 and passed upwardly and through a ring 19 on still another cord, then downwardly through the two left hand eyes 11 where it is connected by a series of links 20 with a cord 21. This cord 21 extends through the aperture at the upper left hand corner of the board down through the link 20 and up through another aperture and is connected with a stamp on the outer face of the board, it being thus observed that this cord is connected at its free end with two stamps and that the intermediate portion thereof is threaded through the link 20 which is connected with the movable spring controlled base 9 by means of the cord 16 as above described. A cord 22 which is passed through the ring 19 has its free ends extended through two of the apertures 12 of employed, five being here mm [I the outer face of said board. A cord 23 a Q g r c 1,155,279
connected with the ring 18 has its ends simi: larly disposed and connected and a'cord 2 1 which is threaded through the'ring 17 has its ends similarly arranged and connected. Thus it will be observed that all of the cords have their free ends connected with stamps 15 arranged outside the front face of the stamp board and their intermediate portions connected with the spring controlled base 9 so that'a constant tension is exerted by said base on said cords to retract them and hold the stamps in operating engagement with their seats on the front face 2 of the board;
As shown, the cord23 \VhlCll'lS threaded f through the ring 18 has one of its ends ex tended through a central aperture 12 in the face?! and is connected with a' stamp which is shown in lowered position ready for use.
Frointhe above description it will Joe ob;
vious that when one of the stamps '15 :is
grasped'and moved forward to bring it into position for use, thestamp previouslyin 'use and which remains depending as shown in Fi ul is drawnbackto its normal osi- 7 can'rbe drawn out at a time and thus prevent confusion and the use of the wrong stamp,
such as might occur were more than one Copies of this-patent'may be obtainedfor five cents each, by addressing 1 Washingtomhfl.
stamp allowed to remain outdrawn'i'position at a time. 7 c
It is of course to be understood'that these boards may be of'any suitable or desired size and constructed of any suitable or deslred material according to the number of stamps to be carried thereby.
WVhen in use, this stamp board may be attached to the wall or fastened to a desk as 'may be desired and the stamps may be alphabetically arranged thereon so that they may be located at a single glance.
1 claim as my invontionz v LA rubber stampboard having; a pluralityi of apertures therein,ax plurality of cords connected with each other and erb,
tending through said'apertures, stamps connected with the QIIdSJOf said cords outside said board, and a spring controlledmov:
able member connectedgwith said'cordsi 2. A stamp. board comprisin-g a casing, h-avingapertures in its front wall, ;abar
slidably mounted in said casing, coiled springs connecting said lOZLf'Wltlfl said casmg, eyes carried by said bar, cords slldably engagedwith said eyjes andwith each other, saidflcords extending through the apertures inthe board of said;casing,' and stamps connected with the extended v a J. E, RYMER.
WVitnesses? V v it J. E. F IAR, -R. C. Dronsov.
- Commissioner oi Patents,
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