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Publication numberUS1230783 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 19, 1917
Filing dateSep 8, 1915
Priority dateSep 8, 1915
Publication numberUS 1230783 A, US 1230783A, US-A-1230783, US1230783 A, US1230783A
InventorsDavid Edgar Rice
Original AssigneeDavid Edgar Rice
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

DI El STENCIL STAMP.

APPLICATION FIITED SEPT. 8| |915.

Patnted June 19, 1917.

STENCIL-STAMP.

Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented June i9, 19t?.

Application filed September 8, 1915. Serial No. l31.2),431.

To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, DAVID EDGAR RICE, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of N ew York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stencil-Stamps, of which the following is a speciiication.

This invention relates to a stencil stamp.

The object ofthe invention is to provide means whereby the subject matter or characters to be impressed by the stamp may be altered indefinitely at will.

A more detailed object is to provide a hand stamp comprising an ink pad anda stencil membercarried thereby, the stencil member being detachable and interchangeable with other like stencil members, the idea being that stencil members having diii'erent characters or subject matter formed therein may be applied for coperative use with the pad at will.

A. further object isto provide a simple, efficient and practical means whereby the stencil members are rendered readily attachable and detachable.

Other objects and aims of the invention, more or less specific than those referred to above, will be in part obvious and in part pointed out in the course of the following description of the elements, combinations, arrangements of parts and applications of principles, constituting the invention; and

Athe scope of protection contemplated will be indicated in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings which are to be taken as a part of this specification, and in which l have shown a merely preferred forni of embodiment of the inven-v tion:

Figure l is a perspective view of a stencil stampconstructed in accordance with this invention, the device being shown inverted.

Fig. 2 is a transverse, vertical central sectional View through the device shown in Fig. 1, the same being shown in upright or operating position.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail sectional view of the stencil member detached.

Fig. l is a perspective view illustrating a modified means of retaining the stencil member in position.

Fig. 5 is a plan view illustrating a further modification ot' the means for retainy ing the stencil member in position.

lFig. G 1s a perspective view illustrating a further modification.

Fig. 7 illustrates a modified form of ink suitable handle l, by means of which the stamp may be readily manipulated. rlihe pad G is held in place preferably by having its opposite longitudinal edges turned laterally upon the opposite sides of the body and being received in suitable depressions, as 2,'

formed to receive them. A pair of plates 3, preferably of metal, is fixed to opposite sides of the body so as to overlie the turned portions of the pad and retain the same against displacement.

The stencil member may be formed in any manner, but preferably comprises a rectangular frame ll, over which a sheet of stencil paper His stretched. The insidel dimensions of the frame 4l are suoli as to coincide substantially, with the outside dimensions or the pad G. V llhe edges'as 5, of the plates 3, are turnedslightly outwardly so as to grip firmly against the inner edges of the frame along at least two sides, substantially as indicated particularly in Fig. 2 of the drawings. 'lhis engagement is sutlicient to retain the frame against displacement with the stencil paper in close contact with the surface of the ink pad. ht the same time the frame may be readily detached at will.

The structure shown in Fig. a is substantially the same as that shown in the preceding gures, except that in this instance the plates 3 are provided with lateral extensions 6, having turned edges 7 for engaging the outer edge of the frame il. Portions of the extensions 6 are cut away, as at 8, for facilitating handling of the frame.

The structure shown in Fig. 5 is the same as that shown in Fig. a, except that in Fig.

5 one of the extensions 6 is separately formed and pivotally mounted at one end, asat 9, so as to be easily swung into and out of position for gripping the edge of the frame. Obviously both of the extensions 6 may be thus connected, if desired, but it is believed that one is suiiicient. In this fi ure the separately formed piece is indicate by the reference character 10, and is shown by full lines, partly in section, in position to hold the frame, and by dotted lines as 10, in position free of the frame.

In the modification Fig. 6, the frame is entirely omitted and the edge portions, as 11, of the stencil paper 12 are turned downwardly upon the side surfaces of the stamp and held in such position 'by a separately formed band 13, which is readily movable into and out of clamping position, itbeing slidably supported upon the side walls of the stamp.

The ink pad in all instances may be made of a single sheet of felt, flannel, or other suitable material, but it is preferably provided with reinforcing strips 15 as shown in Figs. 7 and 8. These strips are fixed to the longitudinal edges of the material of the pad, preferably by being punched into the material from opposite sides, as at 16, the strips being U-shaped in cross section, and the edge of the material of the pad being received between. the legs of the strip. By this means the pad maybe readily handled and inserted or removed from connection 1 with the body portion of the stamp when desired.

rl`he portions of the plates 3, which overlie the depressions 2 and bear against the turned portions ofthe pad, are resilient so as to press yieldingly upon the pad.

Where the strips 15 are employed the same ,are received within the depressions 2 and receive the pressure from the plates 3. In order to render the grip of the plates more effective, the walls of the depressions 2 may be inclined, as shown in Fig. 2, if desired, or the portions of the plates overlying tlie depressions may be inclined, as

shown in Fig. 8, or both the overl ing portions of the plates and the wall o the depression may be inclined if desired. In cases where the strips 15 are employed, said strips are preferably shaped so as to be of greater width at their inner edges than at theirouter edges, as indicated in Fig. 8. Also the punched portions 16 inthe strips may serve as relative shoulder portions to improve the grip of the plates 3.

1t will, of course, be understood that the stencil paper H is adapted to be perforated or otherwise operated .upon in any manner well known in the art for permitting passage of ink from the ink pad through portions of the paper when the stamp is-pressed against a surface upon which it is desired to apply an impression from the stencil. The stencil paper may be operated upon in an ordinary typewriting machine for this purpose, prior to being attached in position upbn the ink pad.

In use the plates 3 cooperate with the side walls of the depressions 2, so as to constitute recesses or pockets, each having a resilient wall portion by means of which the edges' of the ink pad are resiliently retained. 75

In Fig. 5 the reference numerals 14 indicate small apertures through which a pointed instrument may be inserted to force the stencil member outward, if desired.

As shown in the drawings, the face of the body portion of the stamp may be formed on a curve so that in operation the impression may be made upon the surface to be printed upon with a rocking motion of the stamp. This operates to effectively 35 force ink from the pad through the stencil and insures an even distribution of ink through the printing characters.

' As many changes could be made in this construction without departing from the scope of the following claims, .it is intended that all matter contained in the' above description or shown in the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative only and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l1 A, device of the class described, com- .prising a body member` having recesses formed in opposite sides thereof, an ink pad overlying one face of the body member and having edge portions received in said recesses, reinforcing members attached to said edge portions also received in said recesses, .plates carried by the body memberv having resilient portions overlying the recesses in engagement with said reinforcing members, and a stencil member overlyin the ink pad.

2. A device of the class described, comprising a body member having recesses formed in opposite sides thereof, an ink .pad overlyin one face of the body member and having edge portions received in said recesses, reinforcing members attached to said edge portions also received in said recesses, plates carried by the body c'member having resilient portions overlying the recesses in engagement with said reinforcing 120 members, a stencil member, and said plates also engaging said stencil member to retain the same in position overlying the ink pad.

3. A device of the class described, com prising a body member, an ink pad carried thereby, reinforcing members carriedby edge portions of the ink pad, the reinforcing members being provided with raised por;

tions, resilient retaining means carried by the body member engaging said raised portions to resiliently retain the ink pad in position, and a stencil member overlying the ink pad.

4. A device of the class described, comprising a body member having recesses at opposite sides thereof, an vlnk pad overlymg one surface of the body member and having edge portions extending into said recesses, said recesses being Widest at their bottoms so as to retain the edge portions of the ink pad against detachment, and a stencil member overlying the ink pad between said recesses. x

5. A device of the class described, comprising a body member, an ink pad carried thereby, a stencil member overlying the ink pad, `said stencil member comprising a frame having a sheet of stenciled material stretched thereover, and means carried by the body member engaging said frame to retain the stencil member in position.

(3. A device of the class described, comprising a body member, an ink pad carried thereby, a stencil member overlying the ink pad, said stencil member comprising a frame 11a-ving a sheet of stenciled material stretched thereover, and means carried by the body member engaging the inner edge portion of the frame to retain the-stencil rso member in position.

7 As an article of manufacture, a. stencil stamp, comprising a body member, an ink pad carried thereby, a stencil member having a thickened marginal portion providing oppositely disposed shoulders, and means carried by the body member for engaging against said shoulders to detachably retain the stencil member in position overlying the ink pad.

8. As an article of manufacture, a stencil stamp, comprising a body member, an ink pad carried thereby, a stencil member having a thickened marginal portion providing oppositely disposed shouldersgand a pair of spring plates carried by the body member resiliently engaging said shoulders to retain the stencil member in position overlying the ink pad.

9. A device of the class described, comprising a body member, an ink pad Icarried upon one surface thereofand having edge portions extending over adjacent surfaces of said body member, a pair of spring plates carried by the body having their inner surfaces pressing against said edge portions to clamp said edge portions against the body and thereby retain the ink pad upon the body, and a stencil member overlying the ink pad and being retained by said spring plates by having portions frictionallyengaging said spring plates.

10. A device of the class described, com- `prising a body member, an ink pad carried pressing against said edge portions to clamp said edge portions against the body and thereby retain the ink pad upon the body, and a stencil member overlying the ink pad and being retained by said spring plates by having opposingly disposed shoulders formed thereon disposed to be frictionally resiliently engaged by outer surface portions of said spring plates.

1l. A hand stamp, comprising a rectangular block of material, a handle projecting from the top surface thereof, an ink pad arranged upon the bottom surface thereof, said ink pad comprising a sheet of suitable material, reinforcing means fixed to the edge portions of said material disposed t0 lap opposite side surfaces of said block, means carried at said opposite sides of the block for engaging the reinforcing means to retain the ink pad stretched over the bottom surface of the block, and a stencil member operatively engaging the ink pad.

12. A device of the class described, cornprising a body member, an ink pad carried upon one surface thereof and having edge portions extending over adjacent surfaces of the body, a pair of spring plates carried by the body having their inner surfaces pressing against said edge portions to clamp said edge portions against the body and thereby retain the ink pad upon the body, reinforcing strips fixed to said mentioned edge portions disposed'to be engaged by said spring plates, and a stencil member overlying the ink pad and being retained by said spring plates.

13. A device of the class described, comprising a body member, an ink pad carriedl upon one surface thereof and having edge portions extending over adjacent surfaces of the body, a pair of spring plates carried by the body having their inner surfaces pressing against said edge portions to clamp said edge portions against the body and thereby retain the ink pad upon the body, reinforcing strips` fixed to said mentioned edge portions disposed to be engaged by said spring plates, said reinforcing strips comprising pieces of sheet metal bent into U cross section and receiving the edge portions between the legs thereof, and a stencil member overlying the ink pad and being retained by said spring plates.

1l. A hand stamp, comprising a rectangular block of material haying recesses at,

opposite sides thereof, each of said recesses having a resilient Wall portion, a handle projecting from the top surface' of said block, an ink pad arranged upon the bottom sin'zn'@ of tho block imving migo portions lisposwl to lzip oppositil siiiv surfaces of sniil block und boingr roroivvil in Suid rc wh-sos. tln rosiliont will portions of Suid rwossos sowing :is 'lznnp means engaging I :iiil migo portions to frirtionnlly retain said migo portions within said rerogses.

1n testimony whereof :ifix iny signatur@ 1n the prcsonrv of iwo witnossvs.

l). EDGAR RICE.

` 'itnossos:

L. Gicssrolin HANDY, Louis Blmxlnvm.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2667119 *Apr 28, 1952Jan 26, 1954Joseph A WeberHand stamping stencil holder
US2678626 *Jul 15, 1952May 18, 1954Garvey Edward SInk pad for stamping machines
US4986175 *Sep 28, 1984Jan 22, 1991Boehringer LaboratoriesInk stamp apparatus and kit
US5056605 *Oct 30, 1990Oct 15, 1991Bond William RMultipurpose cutting means
Classifications
U.S. Classification101/125
Cooperative ClassificationB41K1/32