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Publication numberUS1295901 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1919
Filing dateMar 25, 1918
Priority dateMar 25, 1918
Publication numberUS 1295901 A, US 1295901A, US-A-1295901, US1295901 A, US1295901A
InventorsNels M Johnson, Thomas S Quin
Original AssigneeNels M Johnson, Thomas S Quin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ruling-board.
US 1295901 A
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N. M. JOHNSON'& T. 3. (WIN.

RULING BOARD.

APPUCATION FILED MAR. 25. ms.

Patented Mar. 4,1919.

' NELS M. JOHNSON AND THOMAS S. QUIN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

RULING-IBOARD.

To all whom it may concern: 7

Be it known that we, NELS M. JOHNSON and THoMAs S. QUIN, citizens of the United States, both residing at Chicago, in the county of- Cook and State of Illinois, have jointly invented certain new and useful Improvements in Rulin -Boards, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a ruling board and has for its primary object the provision of a simple and inexpensive apparatus for ruling proofs and the like.

Further objects and advantages of our invention Will be apparent as it is better understood by reference to the following specification when read in connection with the accompanying drawing, illustrating the preferred embodiments thereof, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of the ruling board,

Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof,

Fig- 3 is an end elevation of the board,;

and 7 Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail in section illustrating the means for insuring proper spacing of the lines. In preparing ruled forms for blank books, etc., it is customary to prepare a proof of the desired layout and because of the difficulty of adjusting all of the pens in a ruling machine, this proof is universally prepared by hand. This requires a considerable amount of laborious and time consuming work and the result is a proof which is rarely satisfactory in appearance and which indicates at the best a rough approximation to the desired form. Our invention is designedto facilitate the Work of laying out ruled proofs and to make them more accurate. 7

Referring to the drawing 5,indicates a bed adapted to support the sheet 6 which is to be ruled. At each end of the bed 5 a pair of brackets 7 is secured and adaptedto support a rod 8. The rods .8 are thus supported at each end of the bed in spaced relation therewith. A rod 9 is supported at each end on one of the rods 8, the rod 9 being provided with sleeves 10 which embrace the rods 8 to permit the rod 9 to move relatively thereto. A sleeve 11 is slidably sup ported on the rod 9 and carries a clamp 12 adapted to grip arnling pen 13, the pen 13 being releasable by means of the thumb screws 14. Preferably a rubber insert 12' assists in grippingthe pen. A roller 15 is Specification of Letters Patent.

. Patented Mar. 4:, 1919.

Application filed March 25, 1918. Serial No. 224,442.

mounted in a bracket 16 depending from the sleeve 11 and is adapted to roll over the 1 sheet 6 as the sleeve 11 slides on the rod 9 to insure engagement of the pen 13 with the sheet 6 with equal pressure throughout the range of its movement.

Preferably a fountain 17 is supported on the sleeve 11 to contain a supply of ink. A strip 18 of worsted or other suitable material extends from the fountain 17 to the pen 13 to convey the ink to the latter.

The pen 13 is intended to'mark the horizontallines on the sheet 6 when the sleeve 11 is moved longitudinally of the rod- 9. In the different forms these horizontal lines are difierently spaced and in order that the spacing may be accurate, I provide, plates 19 preferably secured to the ends of the bed 5 by means of spring clips 20 although, obviously, other fastening means may be em ployed. The upper edges of the plates 19 are provided with a plurality of equally spaced notches 21 adapted to be engaged by the ends of the plungers 22, slidably mounted in the sockets 23 formed adjacent'the ends of the rod 9 and pressed outwardly by the springs 24 within the sockets. Pins 25 are secured to the plungers 22 and operate in the slots 26 in the sockets 23 to limit the movement of the plungers. The notches may be numbered for convenience as indicated in the drawing. By providing a plurality of pairs of plates 19 each pair of plates having the notches in their edges differently spaced, I am enabled to secure the desired spacing of the horizontal lines by inserting selected plates in the clips 20 and moving the rod 9 so that the plungers 22 engage the notches in the plates 19 successively. The spacing ofthe notches corresponds to that of standard gage ruling pens and the plates are correspondingly numbered.

A rod 27 is provided with sleeves 28 at its ends embracing and slidable upon the rods 8, and supports a sleeve 29 to which a rod 30 is secured and held in normal position with respect to the rod 27 preferably by a brace 31. The. rod 30 may have an extension 30 threadedly connected thereto. A sleeve 32 embraces the rod 30 and supports a clamp 33 carrying a pen 34 which is releasable therefrom by means of a thumb-screw 35. A roller 36 is mounted in abracket 37 de-. pending from the sleeve 32 so that the pressure of the pen 34 on the sheet 6 is uniform throughout. the movement of the sleeve 32 on the rod 30. Preferably a fountain 38 is secured to the sleeve 32 to contain a supply of ink and a strip 39 of worsted or similar material is adapted to convey the ink to the,

pen 3%. v

With the foregoing description of the structure the operation of our device will be readily understood. The sheet 6 is fastened to the bed 5 and the rod 27 being suitable number of lines have been marked upon the sheet. If the spacing of the lines is not that required a different pair of plates 19 may be substituted to provide the proper spacing. The -rod'9 is then moved to the upper side of theboard and the rod 27 moved to a-position adjacent thereto so that therod 30 extends across the sheet. By sliding the sleeve 29 upon the rod 27, the pen 24: may be positioned after which the sleeve 32 is moved on the rod30 to, carry the pen across the sheet. This operation may be repeated until-all of the desired vertical lines have been marked on the sheet.

It will be readily understood that the apparatus as above described permits ruling with exactly vertical and horizontal lines with the minimum of adjustment so that the proof sheet may be quickly turned out. The amount of labor required is materially less than that required to rule a sheet by hand and the result is a neat and accurate proof of the sheet as it would appear when ruled on the re 'ular ruling machine.

It will e readily understood that various changes may be made in the form, arrangement, and proportion of the parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its material advantages, the forms hereinbefore described being merely preferred embodiments thereof.

I claim:

1. Ina ruling board the combination of a bed, a movable support extending across said bed, means on the bed to carry said support in spaced relation to the bed, ruling means mounted to slide on the support lengthwise thereof, and means for holding the ruling means in relation to the edges of said bed.

2.: In a ruling board the combination of a bed,- a movable support extending across said bed, means on the bed to carry said support in spaced relation to the ed, a sleeve mounted to. slide on said support lengthwise thereof, and a ruling pen depending from said sleeve.

3. In a ruling board the combination of abed, a movable support extending across said bed, means on the bed to carry said support in spaced relation to the bed, interchangeable means on said bed, plunger devices 011 the supportcooperating with said interchangeable means to selectively position the support relatively to the bed, and ruling means slidably mounted on said support.

i. In a-ruling board the combination of a bed, a movable support extending across said bed, means on said bed to carry said support in spaced relation thereto, plates secured to the edges of said bed and having spaced notches, means on said support cooperating with said notches to selectively position said support, and ruling means on said support; and movable conjointly there with when said support is adjusted prior-to the ruling operation and relatively'thereto during the ruling operation.

5. In a ruling board the combination of a bed, a movable support extending across said bed, means on said bed to carry said support in spacedrelation thereto, a pair of plates having notches in their edges, means for detachably securing said plates to opposite edges of said bed, means on said support cooperating with said notches to selectively position said support, and ruling.

6. In a ruling boardthe combination of a bed, a movable support extending across.

said bed, means on the bed to. carry said support in spaced relation to the bed,- plates secured to the edges of said bed and having spaced notches, plunger devices on said support cooperating with said notches to.

selectively position said support, and ruling means slldably mounted on thesupport between said plunger dev1ces.-

7. In a ruling board the combination of a bed, a movable support extending across saidbed, means on said bed to carry said support in spacedrelatlon thereto, an aux- 1 iliary support slidablymounted on and ex-.

tending perpendicularly to said first men tionedsupport, ruling means on said auxiliary support and movable conjointly therewith and relatively thereto, and. means on the ruling means to positively space the latter with respect to said bed.

8. In a ruling board the combination of a bed, two parallel supports extending across and movable relatively to said bed,

means on said bed tocarry said supports in spacedrelation thereto, ruling means slidably mounted on one ofsaid supports, and ruling means supportedon the othersupport and operating perpendicularly to said rst-mentioned ruling means.

9. In a ruling board the combination of a bed, tWo parallel supports extending across and movable relatively to said bed, means on said bed to carry said supports in spaced relation thereto, a sleeve slidably mounted on one of said supports, a ruling pen carried by said sleeve, an auxiliary support mounted on the other of said first mentioned supports and extending perpendicularly thereto, a sleeve slidably mounted on said auxiliary support, and a ruling pen carried by said last mentioned sleeve.

10. In a ruling board the combination of a bed, two parallel supports extending across and movable relatively to said bed, means on said bed to carry said supports in spaced relation thereto, ruling means on one of said supports and movable conjointly therewith and relatively thereto, an auxiliary support mounted on the other of said first mentioned supports and extending perpendicularly thereto, and ruling means on said auxiliary support and movable conjointly therewith and relatively thereto.

NELS M. JOHNSON. THOMAS S. QUIN. Witnesses:

M. A. Kmnm, ERNEST H. MERCHANT.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. 0.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification33/35
Cooperative ClassificationB25H7/04, G01B3/12