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Publication numberUS1299403 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 1, 1919
Filing dateJul 16, 1917
Priority dateJul 9, 1915
Publication numberUS 1299403 A, US 1299403A, US-A-1299403, US1299403 A, US1299403A
InventorsHermann V Fengler
Original AssigneeUnderwood Typewriter Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Type-writing machine.
US 1299403 A
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WQ-@ Patented Apr. 1,1919.




Specifieation of Letters Eatent.

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Griginal application le. July S, 1915, Serial No. 38,853. Divided and this application led July 16, 191'?. Serial. No. 130,729.

To all whom z5 may concern Be it known that l, HERMANN V. FENG LER, a citizen of the United States, residing in West Philadelphia, in the eount5Y ef Phila.- delphia and State et Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and 'useful improvements in Type-Writing Maehines, et' which the 0llowing; is a speeeetion.

This invention relates te an improvement in typewriting mach/illes, and more partienlarlyl to paper guides for properly feeding work-sheets of different widths to the platen of the t pewriter. This CaSe is a division et my app mation, Serial No. 38,853, filed July 9, 1915, (now Patent No. 1,256,303, dated February 12, 1918.)

ln the parent ease above-mentioned, the record sheet, after writing' one hill or state ment, was kept en the platen, and, by hack and forth retation'ef the platen.y the conipleted bill or statementl was removed troni the platen. The reeerd sheet used waa wider than the statement or bill sheet and the carbon sheet need with the latter, eo that a new bill 0r statement sheet eonld be inserted with the old record sheet for each new group oi items.

For the purpose et leaving a space in haelt of the record sheet lett en the platen, guides are provided which havetwe landing surfaces at dii'ierentlevels, the higher lever taking care of wider record sheeta, while the lower level talles Care of the narrower statement or bill sheet and the earhon sheet. The differenee in levels is, provided by plan ing triangular blocks on the guides. The sides of the guides and the inner sides of the bloelisforln gagging surfaceI to propfn'lyY locate the record sheet and the hill sheet relatively to each other and relatively to the platen. I

rlhe guides are separately ehittahle toward and from each other to accommodate sheets of diii'ereltjvidths, and may aise be thrown to inoperative poaitious to permit the ordif nary paper table or shelf to be used in guiding the werk-sheets onto the platen.

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)eetive View, showing Contact with thel paper shelf.

lfiggfl is a vertiral section, taken from front to rear about inidwa",v of the platen, Showing in iuil lines one of the guides in ite operative position. and in dotted lines the saine guide in its ineffective position. rllhe. invention is shown as applied to the llnderwood typewriter, in which the usual platen l is mounted on a Carriage or platen traine This carriage or platen lranie @01nprises side platee 3 and a paper table or shelf l. 'l`he paper shell' 4, for ordinary typewriring work,1xmy guide wirk-sheets to the platen l, where they are gripped between the surface oi the platen l and feed-rolls 5, cooperating with the platen. The typewritingr mechanism includes type-hars 6, which Strike, the platen at what is known as the printingr point.

'the platen l, as described in the parent rae-e abme-nientioned, receives line-space movements from a line-spate, mechanism 7, and also receives maior hack and forth rotations from a billing attael'nnent, not shown in this rase. As Shown in the parent ease, thiS attachment is for the purpose of enabling' a single record sheet to have typewritten thereon Several different groups of items, each group' being written on a lSeparate hill or statement sheet.

/lfor the purpose of properly guiding the record Sheet and the hill sheet with the intervening carbon sheet to the platen, and at the saine time permit the change of the bill sheet, while the record sheet is Still on vthe platen, the hill sheet'is made, narrower than the record sheet, and guides 8 and 9 are provided for gagging and keeping the Arecord Sheet and the hill sheet separate from each other at peints short of the entrance te the platen l.

` the guides' intheir ')peiative position in The guides 8 and 9 are provided on their A opposite outer edges with vertically-extending sidesv l`()"and 11, so as to form gaging surfaces to engage the side, edges of the record sheet and direct it properly to the platen 1. When the record-sheet is extendingl between these sides 1() and 11, it rests on raised surfaces l). and 13 formed by triangular blocksll and 15, provided on Vthe guides S and i). The blocks 1-land 15 are located adjacent the sides 10 and 11 and away from the inner edges of the guides 8 and 9. rlhat is to say, there i a considerable space between the inner sides of the blocks 14 and 15 and the inner edges of the O'uides S and 9. ln other words, the guides S and 9 have a guiding surface of somewhat less width than they distance between the 'sides or gages 10 and 11, and at a lower level than thel surfaces 12 and 13 of the blocks lll and 15. 'lhis inner guiding surface is for the bill sheet and the. Iarbon sheet, which are of less width than the wollt-sheet. The surfaces 12 and 13 conform, at their lower edges, with the lower level of theI inner guiding surface. and gradually spread away there.-

from to separate the second sheet from theVK ,arbon and bill sheets. From this description itwill be. observed that. the surfaces l), and 13 may be regarded as forming a wide chute open toward the platen. and arranged at the intimluctory sidethereof and having side gages l() and 11. l\loreover, the surfaces of `the guides 8 and l) which lie flat upon the paper-table il may be regarded as forming the floor of a narrow chute also open toward the platen, and having side gages ll and l5. The floors of these two chutes, as pointed out above. come together or merge into the paper-table. rangement of ehutes form a eollating board which enables a work-sheet to be laid upon vv'the floor of the narrow chute through its open face, and a wider work-sheet to be later laid upon the floor ofthe wide chute through the open face of the latter chute.

By this means, after a bill or statement' has been written on the record sheet and the bill or statement sheet, then the' platen 1 an bel reversely rotated to enable the removal from the platen of the bill or statement' sheet and also the Aarbon sheet if desired, while the record sheet remains on the platen. This will leave considerable space in bael( of the record sheet, as the latter is supported by the surfaces 12 and laway iroin the guiding surfaces provided-at the lower level of the guides 8 and 9. Thus the fresh bill or statement sheet with the carbon' sheet can' be dropped in l\acl{'of theI record sheet and.

` record sheet, removing, between the Writing This arl i of each bill, a completed bill and placing on the platen another bill or statement sheet for a new group of items.

The guides S and E) are pivotally mounted on brackets 1G, which, in turn, are slidingly and pivotally mountedon a rail 17, supported by the inner carriage or platen frame 2. lnasimieh as 'the brackets 1G are adjustable on the rail 17 toward and from each other, the distance between the sides 10 and 11 and the blocks 1l and 15 can be variedv to aceon'imodate record and bill or statement 75 sheets ot different. widths. When it is not -desired to use guides and 9, they can be swung up back out of the way to the dottedline position indicated in Fig. 2, by swinging them about the rail 17 as a pivot. A 80 spring detent 1S is provided for locking each guide to the rail 17 to' prevent accidental movement thereof.

Variations may be resorted to within the scope of the invention, and portions of the improvements may be used without others.

l-laving thus described my invention, I claim:

1. The combination with a rotary platen and a paper table at the introductory side of the platen. ot' two double level sliaeing guides mounted on said table in position to support the margins of a record sheet and space it from the table to facilitate the introduction or removal of narrower work-pieces between said table and said spacing guides, said guides being relatively adjustable along thel table to accommodate sheets of different widths, and the same having each a verti :ally extendingl surface adapted to guide esideedges of the record sheet. 2. The combination with a platen, of a. paper shelf cooperating with said platen, and a pair of guides cooperating witl said shelf, to direct work-sheets to said platc said guides facing inwardly to\'ard each other. and each having two inclined steps with supporting surfaces` at different levels and with vertical surfaces extending upwardly from said supporting surfaces, whereby work-sheets of different widths `are held separated from each other and said shelf at their tail edges, so as to enable one of the sheets to be replaced While the other remains on said platen.

The 'Coijnbination with a revoluble platen, of awide chute having an open face toward the platen and arranged at the introductory side thereof, and a narrow 'chute opening out ofthe wide chutevl'and alsoar- 120 ranged 'at the introductory side thereof and included between the sides of the wide chtite,-7 to enable a Work-sheet .t-obe laidin the narrow chute through the open face of the WideY` chute. i

4c. The combination Wtlra. revoluble platen,

of a, narrow chute at the introductory side thereof, a Wide chute also mounted at the ntroduotory eide of the platen, and a table into which seid chutes merge together in the vicinity of the platen.

5. The combination With e revoluble platen, of a collatng-board at the introduce tory side thereof, comprising 'an open-faced narrow chute having a floor and side-guides,

and also comprising an open-faced Wide 10 chute, seid Wide chute having floor portions bordering upon sadfsde-guides and extending outwardly therefrom, and sde-gages at the outer edges of said floor portions.

HERMANN V. FENGLER. Witnesses: t


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US4063506 *Oct 26, 1976Dec 20, 1977Dwyer James FHolder for use with device for imprinting indicia on a flexible article
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U.S. Classification400/633.2, 400/578
Cooperative ClassificationB41J13/30