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Publication numberUS1187295 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1916
Filing dateNov 27, 1914
Priority dateNov 27, 1914
Publication numberUS 1187295 A, US 1187295A, US-A-1187295, US1187295 A, US1187295A
InventorsLouis Fischer, Hugo Bilgram, Carl Feddern
Original AssigneeRichard H Wright
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stamp applying and affixing machine.
US 1187295 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 13, 1916.

Application filed November 27, 1914. Serial No. 874.522.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that avg-"Louis Fisoiinn, HUGO BILGBAM, and CARL Fnoocan, citizens of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Stamp Applying and Afiixing Machines, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention has for its object to provide a machine for affixing stamps and the like to receptacles and more especially for applying revenue stamps to the tops of cans containing tobacco, the stamps, according to the present invention, being gummed and applied snccessively to the receptacles, the ends of the stamps being pressed yieldingly against the sides oi the receptacles, then brushed to insure adheronce thereto, whereupon the receptacles with the gummed stamps thereon enter a wheel or equivalent storage device whereby the gummed stamps are dried to insure permanent adherence, the stamps being applied 26 rapidly and uniformly and the loss of stamps is practically avoided.

To these and other ends, the invention consists in certain improvements, and coinbinations and arrangements of parts, all as will be hereinafter more fully described, the novel features being pointed out par ticularly in the claims at the end of the specification. I

In the accompanying drawings:--Figure l is a front elevation of a stamp-allixing machine constructed in accordance with the present invention; Fig. 2 is an elevation of the machine as viewed from the left in Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the machine as shown in Figs. 1 and 2; Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail View, partly in section, showing the devices for feeding, 'gumming and applying the stamps to the receptacles, to gether with the devices for ailixing the ends 46'of the stamps to the sides of the receptacles; Figs. 4 and 4 are detail view of the slide forming part of the stamp or label feeding means; Figs. 5, 5", 6 and 7 are detail views'of the mechanism for feeding the cans to the stamp-ailixing means, Fig. firepresenting the same in end view, Fig. 5 be ing a detail ysection of the driving gears, in. (3 cl Tlg the feeding means as viewed in Fig. 5, and Fig. 7 being a top plan View; Fig. i a detail view ing the operating means ft, the stamp-a: mg devices; Fig. 9 is an elevation of t construction shown in. Fig. 8 and from the left ot said figure; 10 is a top plan view of Fig. 8; Figs. 11-13 inclns are detail views of the gunnning device for the stamps, Fig. ll showing the same viewed from one end, being an elevation of the construction as viewed from the right in Fig. 1.1. and Fig. 13 being a top plan view ofFig. 12; Figs 14. and 15 are stamp are initially applied to the side edg s of the can or receptacle; Figs. 25) and 21 views similar to Figs. 18 and i9 res c tively, showing the manner in which ti ends of the stamp are yieldingly pre upon the curved or convex edges ceptacle; Fig. is an edge view of th ceptacle with the stamp applied as in I 20 and. 21; Fig. 23 shows a receptacle W; a stamp applied and afiixed thereto in the condition inwhich it leaves the machine; Fig. 24 shows diagrammatically the application of a stamp to a headed receptacle; Figs. 2-3 and 26 represent transverse and longitudinal sections respectively of the pockets of the drying Wheel showing means for detachably holding the brushes therein. Similar parts are designated by the same reference characters in the several views.

The present invention in its broadest sense provides a machine for aifixing stamps or similar devices, such as labels, to recap tacles, and more particularly it provides a machine for rapidly and uniformly aiiixing revenue stempsto the tops of cans or other 1%C:-}Jil&lBS compa ed of metal or othe tonal andghavrngurcunded' or convex.

edges, the stamps, according to the'p'resent invention, beiagso ailixedas to insure ill? manent adherence thereof to the receptacles cvcn when. applied to metallic cans.

The accompanying drawings show and this specification will describe in detail a machine for applying and aliixing revenue stamps to metallic cans having rounded or convex side edges. It is to be understood, however, that the invention is not restricted to the precise construction shown, as modifications and changes within the scope of the claims can be made in order to adapt the machine to different requirements.

In the present instance the machinecomprises a base or table 1 which serves to support the diiierent mechanisms of the machine. The table is mounted on legs 2 and the latter support a driving shaft 3 which may receive its motion from a. belt pulley 4 or any other suitable means. The cans or receptacles to which the stamps are to be applied are preferably fed automatically to the stamp-applying and affixing devices. In the construction shown a runway is pro vided along which the cans are fed while in upright position, this runway comprising a pair of side rails 5 and an endless conveyer belt (3, the latter forming the bottom of the runway and constituting a support on which the cans or receptacles rest. This belt preferably receives constant motion in a direction to advance the cans or receptacles to the stamp-applying and affixing devices, it passing over pulleys .7 and 8 in the present in stance, and the pulley 7 receiving constant motion through the gears 9, l0 and 10 bevel gearing l1, shaft 12 and bevel gearing 13, the latter being driven from the shaft 3. An abutment 14 is attached to the side ads 5 to arrest the advancing movement of the foremost can or receptacle when the latt reaches a position to be received and acted upon by the stamp-ailixing and applying devices. The runway is preferably providcd with a bottom plate 15 beneath the upper stretch of the convcyer belt 6 whereby the latter is supported in a manner to sustain the weight of the cans or receptacles resting thereon. Beyond the roll 7, the bottom l5 of the runway is provided with an aperture 16 through which operates a plunger, to be hereinafter described, for lifting the reccptaclcs successively into the dC l-fl'S which apply and affix the stamps.

Means is provided for advancing the rercptaclcs from a position above the roller 7 into a position above the aperture 16 and for insuring correct upright position of the rcccptaclcs preparatory to the elevation thcrcot'. In the present instance a pair of ling'crs 17 are provided, the ends of which are torlccd to straddle the side rails 5 of thc runway and to :ngage successively in rcai' of tho l'((0]')tll(l(5S. These fingers are pivotcd at 1b to a slide 19, the lattcr lwiag guidcd to reciprocate on the side rails Ii, and

a spring 20 connects the fingers 17' and operates to normally draw them toward one another and into a position to engage the receptacles. The opposite ends of the fingers 17 are provided with rollers 91 adapted to cooperate with relatively fixed cams 22 which are supported on the side rails 5 whereby reciprocating movement of the slide 19 and the lingers will cause the latter to move apart and thereby pass a receptacle in the runway when the fingers are retracted and to move toward one another and engage behind suclrreceptacle and-to ad ance the same when thelingcrs are advaia-cr'l. Any suitable means may be provided for recipro- 8G eating the slide 19 and the fingers at appropriate intervals. In the present insrancc,

a bell-crank lever 23 is provided. lhc upper arm of which is connected by a lint: ii to the slide 19 and the other arm of which is provided with a roller 25 which cooperates with a cam 26, the latter being loose on a shaft 27 on which one of the bevel gears 11 is mounted. A. tension spring 28 operates to hold the roller 25 in cooperative relation with the cam 26.

The devices for applying and allixing the stamps are mounted in alinement above the aperture 16 in the bottom plate 15 of the runway and the stamps are fed to the rcceptacles from a magazine and stamp-feeding means located at one side of the stamp-affixing and applying devices. In the constructirx SllOW a stampcontaining maga zinc 2 wi cd, the stamps '1 being staclzcd ii n resting upon a bottom 3o. 5' M late 31 operates through an ir the bottom 30 and, in the exam- M n, has a movement similar to that o? rv presser foot of a sewing machine, that is lo say, t moves upwardly and forwardly to l'ci-d the lowermost'stamp from the stack in the magazine, th n moves downwardly and rcarwardly preparatory to the feeding of another stamp. Any suitable means may 930 be provided for operating the feeding plate. In the present instance, the feeding plate pivotally mounted upon an arm 32 of a bellcrank lever, this bcll-cranlc lever being pivoted at 33 on a horizontally reciprmatory iii friction-held slide 13 3, and is provided with a roller 34 which cooperates with a cam'ilo. the latter bcing fixed to a shaft 356. A fork 37 is opcratively conncclcd to the bell-crank lever and has a pair of opposed stops 3b which are arranged at opposite sides of a lug 39 on the slide 33". As the boll-crank lcvcr is rocked about its pivot 33, the first part of the rocking movcmcnt causcs the fer-ding plate 31 to risc. and cnfiagc thc 1 lowcrmost stamp in the stack. and thc lur thcr rochin; of thc bcll crank levcr in the same dircction causcs thc bcl l-cr.-mh lcvcr and lhc tccdin;- platc to movc forwardly, thcrcby [cedinga stamp from the bottom of ing the reciprocatory the stack. The reverse rocking of the bellcrank lever causes the feeding plate 31 to descend and then move rearwardly to bring it into position to again rise and feed an other stack. The rising and falling move-- lnents of the feeding plate are caused by the alternate engagement of the stops 3% with the lug 39. in order to insure the feeding: of but one stamp at a time. a needle or pointed projection 40 is preferably provided upon which the rear end of the stack rests. Also to insure correct feeding of thistamps, a Weight is preferably provided which erts pressure upon the stack of stamps dur ing the feeding motion of the plate 31 and which relieves such pressure after each stamp has been fed from the magazine. In the construction shown, a weight 41 provided which rests upon the top of, the Mach of stamps, this weight having a rod in attached thereto, the rod extending through a guide 43 at the top of the magazine and a clutch bar 44 is provided which is adapted to rich about an adjustable stop 41) to chltch and unclutch the rod 412 and also to move bodily upwardly to lift the weight 51 and thereby relieve the pressure upon the stack. The vnecessaiy movement of the. clutch bar it derived from a vertically movable rod 46 which operates in guides 47 and is provided at its lower end with a roller -48 which ei'iiiperates with a cam -19, the latter roiolw ing on the shaft 36 and beinp connected to a sprocket wheel 82 which is driven from the sprocket 84 on the shaft 3. The con-- struction and mode of operation of the weight 41 is described more fully in the patent granted July 27, 191.5, to Louis Fisch r, No. 1,148,373.

is each stamp is fed from the magazine by the feeding plate 31, it is engaged by a device which completes the withdrawal of the stamp and draws the stamp into a position across the top of the receptacle, this operation taking place while the pressure oi the weight 41 is relieved. 1n the con stzuction shown, a gripper is provided for accomplishin this result, the gripper room prising a sli e 50 having relatively movable laws 51 and 52 adapted to engage the tow ward end of the stamp between them. A notched arm 53 is connected to one of the gripper jaws, and a detent 54 is arranged to cooperate with the respective notches in said arm to retain the jaws in wen position while the gripper is moving nn. 7 osition to receive a stamp and to retain closed positionas the gripper is wiwncing to withdraw the stamp from the magazine and to feed it across the top of the tree tacle. The opening and closing of the gripper jaws is effected automatically durmovements of the slide by an arm 55 which is connected to the notched arm 53 and is arrangedto engage the paste to the under guide (3T si'cured to a suits and to he ()"t'ltiltti by projections 56 and 57 it approa hes the limits of its ipiw catory niownicnts.

During; the withdrawn? or" earth stamp from the mag this i th gri per. gum or paste is applied to the under sid of the stamp and. a rording t the present inventioin pasting or tfh'iiiiiuiii?! inmns is movidcd whi h in u es the apphmtion of ihe gum pa t: iron: the 1' 5i? ano applies side w; the stamp The roh if? and i are rrvolved in the ii. iertions indivati-d by the arrows by a gear iii fixed to the shaft oi the glue veiling roll 5;). out gear hi living i'onnevte-l through the gears 313 end 3 3 to a 5;. :ir iii whivh latter gear is vonneeied to the shaft 251 b a ratrhet rluti'h G5. in order to enable the gripper to iltlHliut i to i lose pioxiniiiy to the niagzir Zine to on; k the ihrn'ard end of the stamp without int rim-eon with the punishing de vi e. the laitvr is movable verti aliy \vheirhy it may he hnvered when iii'ipprr id vain-es t engag a stamp and may rise to appiy paste to the stamp when the gri per is retraciiul to withdraw the s? imp from the magazine. As shown. the grooming drviee as :1 whole is mounted on a vei'tiealiy mow able slide 66 which is liiiillliit'ti in :i vrrtical hie part of the frame of the machine. and the newssarv rising: and falling movements ar imparted to the gunnning; devire at appropriate intervals by a haven 38 which tuirrnnied on the stationary axir, (if? and is connected to a bar 7O the lower end of \Viiiill is pro ided with a fork 71 which :-tz*.uidirs th shaft ii and is provided with a, roller whit-i. cooperates with a suitably shaped ram 73 on said shaft. The gunnning: devivi- :zppiies guilt or paste to the eniini H'itY ..le ol ills) stamp. excepting that pm oi oi the stamp v ii is engaged by the giipper. in order to .ljr ply gum or paste to the portion oi he stamp engaged by the grip is a an auxiliary gum-- niing devire is provided whi h comprises a gum or paste reservoir 74 having a gum twirling roll 75 mounted to revolve therein and a gum tlppiyilif roll it: whirh ('oiipeh ates with the roii To and o iierates to apply gum or paste to the forward end of the stamp after the same has been released by the gripper. The shaft 36 ret-iprocates the gripper slide, 50 by a gear 50 which cooperates with rack teeth on said bar, said shaft being rotated alternately in reverse directions by a pinion 77which is fixed thereon and a rack 78 which cotiperates with said pinion, the rack T8 being operated by a bar if the lower end of which is forked to l l 'tfivi h ate the right tilliil 't i 5- A ove tbr enil or" he bottom plate i of thirm-eptarle te lmg tin lCt' are mountml the for ailixmg the gunnncil stamps In the rerrplaele; A guard SJ is llHrHllYlti imnimliatel above the aperture 16 jg; tlm bosmni plate I IllHi is hollow to permit the pat it of thr reeeptarb: therethrom'fh, "i. giant ow am an elvvzitaai pi--iioii :ltiil' oi tin path 1 the stamp iitv iii-rim the lath-r IH {ml a ioratln (up of the i'ei'fep" tavlr by the gripp r. awl alter the .wtzimp haw been so i'wl he guaru' ilearenila to in- :wre proper appii-waiiwn f the stamp to the npiavle. in the mnstrurtion shown. the gill-ml i proriilml with n L li le -iii \Yhivh is niovablo ,tl'tit'illlk in Jniales m pi'oihletl on a stationary frame hb the guard being raisvil and ioivureil by a hair Ni \x'bit'h pirotoil on the frame 5- at Hi anl iv-s eon nix-teal to :2 iii l( r r ll l. ii iowvr end of which is l'orkwi 1o nil'illi ilif the shall illlll is {)l'UYltlNl with a roller 2"? which in) oprratw with a ram l -i on lllii iatt. Tilt! gnanl lia outtlirnml portiona an i 9: to iilt' of ilu- ';i1:i i tlU'WH wariilr tmvar l thil--.-: of the )lzitfitri, the pbrtioi i l i'uvins the culls the stamp prenmpl-v engaged bv the gripper into mniact with the gumapplyingj roll T hi-ruby sum i applieil to that part of the stamp whivh was loft llHfJflHlllllPd by the roll UN. The (Xttllwlflll ii of the guard als prvl'erabl has a pair of (lo\\'n\\ar ll}.' li lltlltl lingers EH? between \vliirh the tamp ipassml by the lTlp Hi'. these lingers serv iHLf to g'iiiile li11 itllii]) antl lllfilllt' the up plit-aliwn of til a in a straight line thii p ol' ilul'lt't'p'ifli'li wher by mowil l'r' iii thirunway the guard 85 and between. the rollers 97 and Us by an elevating plunger 10 3, the upper (111i oi" \Ylilt'll ha a laterally bent foot; 104 hivh pawns \rriivally through the openin; l? in the hozioiii plati- 15 of the runay. l hi plunger im-iproeairil at appropriate int-rial, b a nzitahle means, that flown woinpr N'lllpj a we; 9% whivh is fuli'i iniv-i it HM on nary brim-hot 107, it innmw'l" i n a proi'iileil with a roller l hivii ro wratrs with a can; 109, aim 1 oppmiiv (Ill mnnecleil at 110 to illt lower l tl ol' th-- plunger 102). A shield lll pro ilowizwanlly from the frame aw? WU'WH t p even! ZlSHlfl of the reto the one \vhirh is en my i anon the rollers 97 7 pr the ends of the wimp into engagement with the Sitltfh 0f the iweptai-le in order to secure intimate aml lirai li'lll l' lllz- {lam-om. According to the priw nt inmnt oii a pair of hands 112 anal 113 are prmhhwl \i'hirh ma be compmwl of rubber m other pliable or resilient material. thew llitllilfi eing: stretched ver pim r l'olb'lslil illltl 115 so that the Jitterhnallalv lwltia oi illt Ill'a' again! (laun ts ol' the vstamps, and in {la aw ol' ran ii: 'ing' convex sides, the v ih iii Ihv \UHHIIS rill be hunt IHHHIHI the mm or l't"i" l1!&' am. thi-r-ub-v assume the i proiitlwl for rethe introducaiapcil rite-9p tarlithe eto and to! pre ing the bands into viig'agenn nz iih the i'lltiS f the stamp alter the rez-eptarle has assumed :1 position between them. in the enstruction shown, the pim or, rollers Hi and 115 which support the bantl are rarrieil by a pail of :irma llii :IIHl 111 these arms being pivot;- wl t th frame HR by flliti tb 118 and 119, aiul Nlitl shafts are ronni-vtetl to rotate siimiltanr-onsly in l'tYnl'Nt (lirertions by a pair ol' {Jeni L'lll(lllm 1:0 and 121, an arm 12; bring ionnwlml to one of the gear seglli4lli,\ an i illtl arm in turn being connectul by a liiih ii? in an arm 12% of a bell- (lililli lv ril the hitter br ng piYOteil t0 the l'rame at lzi' tllitl having its other arm 1:1; ("Hllltt'ttil to a I'Uli 127, the lower end of Hill I'Uli being torlietl to straddle the shalt aial provided with a roller 128 to woi'ipvi'ato with a ram 1'39 on the shaft 3. Above the banils U2 an l 113, means is pi-miih-il l'm' brushing: the PIHlS of the Still!!! a r aimt the -iles ol' the receptacle. in the ('(HlSil'llt'tlUll sh wn. a pair of brushes 130 and 131 are provided. it being preferable to employ bristle brushes which are a ljii tablv lowanl and from one anotlwr to proriile a passagmvay of the l l'f'lltl 'iilth llt*l'\\(t'li tlirin for the receptailes. l lltll'll rails 13:! are also preferably v ail m'ent wine iwilonlx hands will.

provided to iperate with one of the flat Yarns of each receptacle and thrreby gmiole ihe mnir relatively to the brushes. Prei'm a3 he bruahen and also the bands 112 and 513 are moral ie vertically whereby the HIHH may aril upon Mel: rswvptiurl While the hiHlJ 1 bein elemlml, 'lo ti is mull th in'mlwa and al o the shafts Ill? and 11 nupporting the arms 1N3 and 11? carrying the llflfilil are inonnl'r-(l on 2! verlimllv mow al l Fillik" l f-il and ii slidr 5% rai, d and inn'vi'wl zit agqrroprinfe intrrval: i a link l ll rs'muwiwl tlirroi n a lover 121.3 -onuoch 1' 5 send l nk and llli lfiil to the irams SR :21? 323 no? a rm! 1 2T whirl! is orzunrlwl in i i s; forlml :il it; lower end Qhfiii 3? :mil proiiilro wi'ih 9 hich roipvraieei with a earn dial? 3.

i-lm rfio th prrer-nt invention, means is g'elwnilifi l for aim-lug the r oeptao after gz miuunl 5:4 have been applied and herein in order to afford an opponmlthe gum in dry anal liiereby periv ailix the elanape to the rwzeptacles. in ihe prevent inflame. a pockrtml wheel is show (hie wheel romprisingz' a (link 110 nwiuiwl to rewlre on a upporiing shaft ill the (link living provided on one of its i H 'PH with a l-iWumfereniially spaced series oi Iiiilllll polli'ota formed between radial parll ii'lis 14'. :1: Well as a aeries of pockets 143 5 ivh are loraiml outwardly beyond and in 'zifilrhn'llt with {'iw p t'lflt-i between the pan Th p 'srlaris 14 5 are provided,

7 rill and 1-15 t (roESpr-rate with. im a l: oi ilw $18G") and lhr-reby rot-air} v lli, aim: in rlose wig: auenl; with the sides of lilo Iihliil'llv? rervpiacle during the drying or "in setting of the gum or pa These w aim Pi' o to frirtiooallyg 2' :iii: the 7 "i' lf5 within the workers do g rotai-vin hi the v lu-vl. The wheel 13 rotated eir-ghb atop at appropriate intervals. For this l ilf'l'lflfl 2! provided with a ratchet nus}: H and an arm 1'17 \vhirh is pivoted to 5 log al'mul', thi ehafi; 141 as an aYis and is provided with a pawl 1 18 which cooperates with the rni lu-t ring. The arm 147 is actuilml a! miiable intervals by a rod l1? which vonowlml at in; upper end to old arm and in mnnecteil at it; lower end to (he will of 1': ('l'fill l H th latter being fixed in one Hui @hafi :1. During rolai'ion of the -wl eeeivea a .-:-tep -bystep in if; ihe poo side therein many with the passagem the brush, 130 and 3 operuiins: during the ll: "Wheel to introduce a ale ir-io the Zilll'lffii pocket ie is; inlrodueeil into eaeh of i 33 l hv reoepiaole already i 'tel into the rormasg ond 1 ifii l vii-wen tin; partiiiom l-l f lOle niiww hill for the discharge of suvh receptacles As shown, rail 152 is provided which carries a strip oi felt or olher yielding material 153 which is arrangrd to bear upon the sides of tho rvreptarles as, the lath-rare advanced by the rotation of the wheel toward the point of discharge. The receptacles are disrhargeil from the inner pockets into a ehute the reoeptaoles dropping by gravity into this chute when they pass the felt strip 1.33 and the guard 151. The chute 154 con (lnete tho rrreptnvles to a table 155 which is provided with means for stacking the reeeptacle in convenient condition for packing, in the construction shown, a pair of guides 156 and 157 are arranged on the top of the (able and acontinuonsly moving endles belt 158 travels over the table between the guides 156 and 157 whereby the remwpiavles are received by the belt from the -hute 154-11111] conveyed across the table. The belt may be driven in any suitable way. In the present; instance, it passes over pulleys: 159 and 160, the pulley 159 having its shall conneolxzd by bevel gearing 161 to a sprocket wheel 162, and the latter is connected by a (halo 163 to a sprocket wheel 1531-. the latter being fixed to a shaft 165 which shaft is connected to the main shaft 3.

In order to enable the stamp-aflixing and ris eeptacle-retaining brushes in the drying wheel to be readily removed for cleaning of gum therefrom, or replaced, it is preferable to mount these brushes removably in the pockets. In the present instance, these brushes 144 and145 have backs 1.66 which are slidable longitudinally into and out of channels 167 in he ends of each pocket, they abutting against; shoulders at, their inner ends. as appears in Fig. 1.5, and they are frici'ionully held in place by springs 168 which are attached to the Walls of the puck els; and bear yieldingly against the edges of the brush backs. These brushes nob only press; the stamp ends around the convex aides of the receptacles and retain them in such condition until the stamp has become dried, but they also brush down the ears or corner; 0 the stamp whieh are produced hy the bending of the stamp over the rounded edges between the top and sides of the receptaclqas appears in Fig 23.

Figs. 16 and 17 show the manner in which ihe stamp is fed across the top of the receptacle by the gripper. Figs. 13 and 19 show diagrammaticallv thc manner in which the rollers 97 and 98 prcss the ends of tho gumlncd stamp against the sides of the receptacle. Figs. 12!), 21 and 22 show the man ncr in which tho hands 112 and 113 press the ends of the gummed stamp aroundthc convex sides of the receptaclc. Fig 23 shows the stamped rccentaclc as it leaves thc inachinc. thc corners of the stamp at the points \vhcrc it hcnds down against the sides of the reccptaclc forming: cars which are folded downwardly.

Fig, 24 shows diagrammaticall v one of the upper corncrs of a receptacle having a bcad surroumling the same innnediately below the lid or cover thereof and illustrating! thc manner in which each end of the stamp or label is prcssed hv the hand 11? or 113 against the respective side of the receptacle and showing how the end of the stamp is pressed or clampcd ovcr and into intimate contact with tho head whcrehv thc end of the stamp conforms to the shape of the side of the rcceptaclc.

lvhat claimcd is-- 1. In a machine For altixing stamps to reccptacles having: clongai'ed tops and opposcd convex sidcs. the combination of means for applying a stamp with its intcrrnediatc por tion engaging longitudinallv the elongated top oi the rcccptachx and thc ends of tho stamp engaging thc opposcd com ex sides of the rw'cptaclc. ears liv ng: tnllllOtl in thc stamp at the corncrs oi the rcccptaclr- -\hcrc the fiat top and convex sidcs niccl and mcans tor lie-riding such cars dowmxardlv toward thc hottoni and imvardlv agrain t tho respective convex sidcs of thc rcccplaclc.

2. in a ma hine of thc class described. thc il ll'll'lll'lilllflll of means "nhodvin; a grippcr to engage one end ot a stamp and-tccd the samc to a rcccptm-lm means for applying gum to thc part ol thc stamp not engaged h v thc grippcr. means for moving! the cnds of the stamp toward tlusides of the rcceptaclc. and means to! applvins gum to that part of thc stamp prcviouslv cnuagcd hr the Qrippcr while lhc r i-spc tive end of thc stamp is moving toward thc adiacent side of the receptacle.

lu a machine oi thc class dcscrihcd thc comhination of a magazine to contain FifHDPS or the like. moans for feeding the stamps from the nmgazine. incans einliod vin; a rc ciprocatorv grippcr for withdrawing the stamps from the magazinc and for drawing: the stamps acros the tor-s oi rcccptaclcs, and ,qunnniug mean :m'ativc on the under side of the stamp hm: withdrawal thcrcol' said Qvnnnin; oint: movable to and {r ivc; 'wition to accon'imodate t.

4. in a ll'l,il" li li" o'F'tho class dcscrihed, the

combination of means for feeding a stamp to a receptacle, a guard formed with an opening for relativo movement of a reccp tacle therethrough and having at its entrancc portions a rranged to engage the ends of the stamp and initially bend the samo toward the opposite sides of the receptacle as the larttcr enters the, guard, and means for affixing said ends oi the stamp to said sides of the reecptacles during a continuance of such rclativc movement.

5. In a machine for atlixing' stamps to rcccptaclcs having elongated flat tops and convex sides. the combination of moans for feeding a stamp to a receptacle with the in tcrmediate portion of thc stamp in posi tion for application longitudinallv to said elongated top, and means relatively movahlc toward the convcx sides of the rccoptaclc and operative to prcss the cnds of the stamp against such convex sides of the rcceptaclc below and immediatcly adjacent to the top of the receptacle,

6. In a machine for aliitving tamps to the lids and sides of rcceptacles the colnhination of means for fceding' a stamp to a rcccpt acle, with the intermediate portion of the stamp in position for application across the lid of the reeeptaclo, and mcans to press the cnds ot' the stamp again t the comex sides close under the top of thc rcccptaclc cmhodving resilient hands having means For moving them to and from opcrativc position at "opposite sides of the reccptiaclc.

7. In a Ina-chino for aliixing' stamps to the lids and convcv sidcs f rcceptaclcs thc combination of means For tcedingr a stamp to a rcceptacle with the intermediate por tion of the stamp in position for application across the lid of the rcccptaclc, and a pair of yielding: mcmhcrs o icrative at oppositc sidcs oi the receptacle to press the cnds ot' the stamp upon said convex sides at points helow and immcdiatclv adjacent to thc top of the rcceptacle, Forming projiecting ears in the stamp at the corner of the receptacle.

8. In a machine for ailixing stamps to re ceptacles having clongatcd (lat tops and convex sides. the comhinatimi of means for lccding a stamp to a receptacle with tho interincdiate portion ol the stamp in position for application to said flat top. and h'rushes hetwccn which thc receptacle, with the stamp thercon is adapted to pass. said brushes being operative to bend down the ears rcsultin, from pressing the cnds of the stamp upon the convex sirlcs of thc rcccptacha and holding the ends in position pending the d nine; 0" the pastc.

ill in a machine o t the class dcscrihcd. the coinhination of mcans for tecding a stamp acr Q the top oi a rccci'itacle. a guard for directing the ends of the stamp toward the aidcs of thc rcccptach rollcrs opcrativc to initially prrss l'iw in of tho stamp against thc sidcs of tho lmcptzislc, jri hiing inrnihcrs in! l'urtlur pri's 'agf thc railsn? ilw stamp against the sidcs claw umhr top of thc rcccpta lc, and brushcs for holding: lhc curls of thc stamp to thc siilcs of th :cccptaclc.

ll). ln :1 machinc of thc ass dcscrihc-tl. thc comhinaiion oi' nil-am For applying" and ailixing stamps by adhcsivc succcssivcly to rc cptaclcs with the; cnds o? ihc stamps cngaging lhc sidcs of thc ttfiiiilzliflOS, and "Willis fol-airing a pas-1aa a th rot-cg tm'lcand psi-wilting pri -2s. rl'a'ccs' to rug 3 and hold th Midst of inc stamps prc, cd in aflix'cd Hlilllull 2o ihr shin of a. plurality of thc rrrcptaclcs in su h pa sagc way for a pcriod of timc suilicicnl to insure permanent adhcrcncr of thc stai'nps.

1']. in a machine of tho class h-scrila-d. tho cnmhinatiiai of mcan for applying stamps hy adhcsivc succcssivcly tn rcccp-- taclcs with the ends of tho stamps cngaging the sides of the rwcptach-s. UHHHF- providing a rcccplacl'c rccci ing poi-Mt having at thc opposite sidcs thereof vii ltllilQ' prcssurc surlaws in hold thc cnds of the stamps prcsscd in allixcd relation to th sidcs of thc rcspcciivc rvccptaclcs and nicans for advancing the iwcptaclw; through said pnclu-l, and M- twccn said prcssurc surfa cs.

hi. lo a machinc f the class dcscrihcd. thc, :anbination of mcans for applying and affixing stamps hp adhcsiw suma-ssircl to rcccpta lcs, and a device ha wing pockcls cach npcratiw to succcssively rcccivc a stampcd rcccptaclc, hold the same with the stamp pr sscd in atlivcd rclatinn thcrcto. and 'to dwhartac another stampcd rcccptaclc.

ill, in a Inachinc of th class dcscrihcd. Zhc wmhination of mm s (or applying and aliixing: stamp; h) adhc avc sncccssircly to rcrcptacles, a, rotatable whccl having :1 cucular sciics of pockets cach containing means for rctainmg the ends of the stamps on a plurality of receptacles pressed in atfixed rclatlon thereto, means for rotating the whecl step hy-step to succcssivclv rciho stamped rcccpiaclcs, and incans for ramming thc stamped *srggjc from ihc 'WlWQi,

in a machine of ihc class alws ril cd. i tion of :nsans for ap; ..;;ing:; gunmen a sumw hip-tactics, a ratataha. altti having a ralitv of series of radiallv alincd pockets, om? series of pockets containing means for rctaining thc cnds of the stamps in ailixcd ralatiwi to thc rc cptaclcsi means for rotating rho whcvi stir i-h wstrp to YG-iPiVi! the s npcd rcicpiai'iw ivrcs i clji in our se I'lr: and ti: cam-c transi cr m thev receptacles {ram siihh sr -rics of pocltcts to anothcr scrics sf g ic rcts. .far rociix 'ii 1 (he stamped 'intcrincdiatc portion of the arias as thcv rcccptaclcs as the arc dischargcd from the whorl, and a guard arranged adjacent to the point of dischargc of thc reccptaclvs to rctain thc same in the wheel.

1:" in a machinc of thcclass described, thc combination with means for applying and allixing a gummcd stamp to the top and siilcs of a rcccptaclc, of a stamp-drying mcmbcr having a pockct to receive the stamp'hmriug rcccptaclc, and hrushcs removahlv mountcd in said pockct and opera- 76 tivc to l)l'(S\ thc cnds of the gummcd stamp against lhc sidcs of the receptacle.

16. In a machine of the class described, (hp combination with means for applying and affixing a gummcd stamp to the top and 80 sidcs oi a rcccptaclc, of a stamp-drying mcmbcr ha ring a pockct to receive the stamp-lwaring rcccptaclc, and brushes slidahl v mounted in opposite sidcs of said pocket and operative to press the ends of the 8B gummcd stamp against the sides of thc reccptaclc, and springs frictionally retaining said brushes in operative position.

17. In a machine of the class described, thc combination with mcans for applying and aflixing a stamp by adhesive to a reccptaclc having a Hat top and rounded sides, cars hcing formed in the stamp at the corncrs hctwcen the top and sides of the rccep tar-lc, of mcans for folding such cars down toward the respective sides of the receptacle.

19. In a machinc for allixing stamps or labels to metal receptacles having flat lids and opposed convex sides, means for press ing the ends of a stamp or label against opposite sides of a receptacle immediately below the top of the lid, forming ears in the corncr of the stamp, and means for hcnding such ears toward the respective con- \cx sides of the receptacle.

19. In a machine for aflixing a stamp or label to a receptacle having convex sides with a hcad near the top thereof with the stamp extending across the top and the ends thereof in position for application to the sides of the receptacle. opposcd members operative to press thcv ends of the stamps or label against the oppnsitc sidcs of such rcceptacle at points inuuvdiatciv below the. top of thmreccptacle, thus forming; cars in the stamp, said memhms; having portions opposite to said head and opcralirc to press thc ends of the stamp or ittllC-l against said head and thereby cause the same to adhere and conform to the shape 12 of such head 20, In a machine for afiixing stamps or labels to receptacles having elongated lids and oppositc convex sides, means for pressing the ends of a stamp or label against the 12L opposite convcx sides of such a receptacle, causing such stamp or lahcl to conform to th siape thereof and forming ears in the maa v' -1neans for appl 'iiig a.

bent corners of the stamp, and'means for nding such ears toward the algcs of the respective convex sides of the receptacle.

21. In a machinc for affixing stamps to receptacles having: clougatcil lids, the combinution with means for applying :1 stamp across the top of :i mccptaclc with tho intvr mediate portion of tho stamp in position for application longitmlinully to said elongated lid, :1 pair of KOllki's opei'utivc to yieldably miss the oncls of ihe stamp against opposite si-ilcs of the rccoplriclc during i'clutivc movemcnt between the r ccptuclc. and said rollms; and brushcs operutiw to hill the ends of the stamp uguinat ilic siilcs of the receptuclu In a niach no fail affixing stamps to receptaclcs having olongatcil Lops, thev combination of mean for applying a stamp across the top of a i'occptuclc with the inter mediate portimi of the stump in position for application lamgiiulzmllv lo Sfllfl clan-- gated top and film Pilili of thc stamp pm Jccting from wil thin-col IHQHZH for :ij' plying Y "*Eii'li prc mi'ng Y lsc'mling such ends of tho 3 liumlhcsiw thereon aguiurit tho wlwof em receptacle. 23. In a machine for applying stamps to receptacles having ohm-moi tops and. 0pposed convex sides", ilic combination of hlitlllp to Us top of the receptacle \Vllvjlclfl' ill? infenuwllute por tion of the stamp cxtcuila longitudinally of the elongated top of the receptacle and the ends of the slump cngzagc the rospmlivc oppuscil convcx sides of tho IPTPllkfll, ours living formed in tho hciuls of the slump, and brushes urmngcil to howl such curs ilownwsmllv lim'ui-il the bottom and. in Williil) again: flu Nllli of tho iwacoptuclc. ln :1 inu hine for :xllixiug Jumps to *cptaclcb liming cli'ingutoil ops and 0 posed convex Sl(l(.'-'. lhe (-omliiuuiiou of means for implying a F lzilllll to u rcwptuclc Willi the iuLci'moiliutc portion of tho stump engaging longitudinally the cloiigutcil top of thc rcccptm-lc. i' ilcrs having opposed poi-iplici'iow opei'zitii'ion the culls of flu: stamp to :illix them to the respi'rctivc convex sides of thc ie-ccpiriclm inc-ans for in-casing tliijportions of the slump inmimliutely liclow the top of th r ccpiuvlc inwardly. forming i-i'cuscil PH'r-J at such points. and moans for bending such curs against the Mill of the i'c-ccptuclo,

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5657855 *Feb 1, 1995Aug 19, 1997The Meyercord Co.Indicia applicator for cigarette packages
U.S. Classification156/487, 156/DIG.400
Cooperative ClassificationB65C1/042