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Publication numberUS1385569 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1921
Filing dateJan 21, 1920
Priority dateJan 21, 1920
Publication numberUS 1385569 A, US 1385569A, US-A-1385569, US1385569 A, US1385569A
InventorsGeorge A Mayer, Herbert E Murray
Original AssigneeManifold Printing Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method of producing multicopy forms or blanks
US 1385569 A
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G. A. MAYER AND H. E MURRAY.

METHOD OF PRODUCING MULTICOPY FORMS 0R BLANKS.

APPLICATION FILED MN.21|1920.

Patented July 26, 1921.

Z7Z{y5 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

GEORGE A. MAYER AND HERBERT E. MURRAY, 01: CLEVELAND, OHIO, AS SIGNORS TO THE MANIFOLD PRINTING COMPANY, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO, A. CORPORATION OI OHIO.

METHOD OF PRODUCING MULTICOPY FORMS OR nmmzs.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J l lly 26*, 1921.

' Application filed January 21, 1920. Serial No. 353,101.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, (1) GEORGE A. MAYER, (2) HERBERT E. MURRAY, citizens of the United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of OhlO, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Methods of Producing Multicopy Forms on Blanks, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact defscrlption, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

This invention pertains to a method of producing that style of multi-copy forms or blanks comprised of a series of superimposed strips that are folded together in zig-zag fashion for compactnessandconvenience ofv handling and that are intended for use with that class of typewriters wherein carbon sheets through which the forms of blanks may be fed in such manner that the carbon sheets are disposed between adjacent strips so that y torn from the strip, leaving the next set of blanks or forms in a position to be typewritten, with the carbon sheets in proper place.

Our improved method of producing the forms or blanks of the nature above mentioned consists in, first, dividing a web of paper into longitudinal and transverse sections by creasing Or perforating the same lengthwise and crosswise; next, folding it along the longitudinal creases or rows of perforations, as in fan-fold fashion, to superimpose the longitudinal sections; then folding it crosswise on the transverse creases or rows of perforations ina zig-zag manner to form a packet; and, preferably, finally in trimming off the lateral folded edges of the superimposing sections to produce independent strips. Any desired ruling or sub ject matter may be rinted upon the rectangular spaces boun ed by the longitudinal and transverse creases or rows of perforations'prior to or during the foregoing process; and if for any reason it is desired to punch the blanks or forms, as for the urwhile said process is being carried out. a

are permanently supported and In the accompanying drawing, we have shown diagrammatically how our improved method may be performed. Figure 1-includes elements of an apparatus wherein the" edges of the packet; and Fig. 4 1s a perspective view of the completed article in readiness for use.

In the drawing, the web of paper is desi nated 1, and it is shown as fed from a supp y roll 2, over a guide roller or bar 3, between a type cylinder 4 and platen 5 (where a series of forms are prmted upon it), between a second ty e cylinder 6 and its cooperating platen (where a second series of forms are printed upon the reverse side of the web between the column of the first series so that when the web is subsequently folded longitudinally between the columns all the printed forms will face in the same direction). As the web is fed about the platen 7 it is subjected to the action of a perforating drum 8 which perforates it crosswise between adjacent transverse rows or series of rows of forms. From here the web is led over guide rollers or bars 9, 10 and 11 to the punching cylinders 12 and 13 (which may or may not be included as circumstances require), and thence to the perforating roller 15, which has a cooperating platen 16, where it is perforated longitudinally between the columns of forms to produce the strips a, b, 0', etc.

Next, the web is folded on the longitudinal rows of erforations in fan-fold fashion, then simllarly on the transverse rows, as shown in Fig. 2. The forms may be used in this state, if desired, as they areadapted to the method of typewriting hereinbefore referred to; but a more finished form or blank is produced by trimming the lateral edges of the packet. A manner of doing this is suggested in 3 where the longitudinal folds are shown asbeing severed from the bodies of the forms by a suitable knife 17, which may be that of a standard paper cutting machine; and the final result is shown in Fig. 4.

When the forms or blanks are completed they consist of a series of superimposed strips a, b, c, d and e which are formed 1:2 the prior longitudinal columns a, b, 0', and 0', respectively, of the web, and each leaf of thepacket, so to speak, may containv one or more complete forms, one beingshown on each leaf in the present instance. The transverse rows of perforations are spaced apart a distance to produce a convenient size packet, and the number of forms on each leaf is determined by the size of the form.

While we have shown the web perforated for the pn of facilitating folding, .it will be understood that creasing shall be re garded as a full equivalent thereof, Wherefore means for creasing the web may be employed in lieu ofthe perforating means herein illustrated. 1

The claims should be read with this equivalency in mind.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim is 1. The method of producing multi-copy forms or blanks in superimposed continuous series which consists in dividing a web into longitudinal and transverse sectlons by perforating the same lengthwise and crosswise and folding the Web on the longitudinal rows of perforations and in zig-zag manner on the transverse rows of perforations, and

trimming of! the lateral folded edges.

2. The method of producing multi-copy forms or blanks in superimposed continuous strips which consists in dividing a web of paper longitudinally and transversely by perforating the same lengthwise and'crosswise at spaced intervals and folding the web on the longitudinal and transverse rows of rforations, and then trimming off the lateral folded edges of the packet thus formed.

3. The method ofproducing multi-copy forms or blanks in superimposed continuous,

strips which consists in dividing a web of paper into longitudinal and transverse sections by perforating the same longitudinally at equally spaced intervals across the web and perforating it crosswise at equally spaced intervals along the web, folding the web in fan-fold fashion on the longitudinal rows of perforations and in zi -zag manner on the transverse rows of per orations and trimming off the lateral folded edges.

4. The method of producing multi-c-opy forms or blanks in superimposed continuous strips that are punched for binding or other purposes, the method consisting in dividing a web of paper into longitudinal and transverse sections by perforating the same lengthwise at equally spaced intervals across the web and by per forating'it transversely at equally spaced intervals lengthwise of the web, punching the rectangular sec'tions bounded by the longitudinal and transverse rows of perforations, folding the web on the longitudinal rows of perforations and in zig-zag manner on the transverse rows of perforations, and trimming off the lateral foldededges. 1 5. The method of producing multi-copy forms or blanks in superimposed continuous strips which consists in printing longitudinal columns of forms on reverse sides of a web of paper, the columns on one side occur- I I GEORGE A. MAYER.

HERBERT E. MURRAY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification493/321, 281/5, 493/352, 493/362, 462/26, 493/370, 101/483, 493/324, 270/40, 493/363
International ClassificationB41L1/00, B42C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42C3/00, B41L1/00
European ClassificationB41L1/00, B42C3/00