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Publication numberUS1414107 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1922
Filing dateJul 29, 1915
Priority dateJul 29, 1915
Publication numberUS 1414107 A, US 1414107A, US-A-1414107, US1414107 A, US1414107A
InventorsIsbell John A, Wise Wood Henry A
Original AssigneeWood Newspaper Mach Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Late-news-printing device
US 1414107 A
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Patented Apr. 25, 1922.

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Specification oi Iietters Estent- Patented Apr. 25, fi s e litarian filed m 29, 3.915, serial no. cases. Renewed saaa 5, rear. semi Ho. soasra.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it hown that we. HENRY A. Wren W001) and JOHN A. IsBELL, citizens of the United States, said Woon residing at the city, county, and State of New York, said IsnnLL residing at Middletown, 1n the count of Orange and State'of New York, have invented a new and useful Late-NewsPrinting Device, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a fudge or device for adding or inserting small pieces of news in a newspaper after the plates have been cast. .As is well known, these devices are used in printing afternoon papers and ordinarily a fudge 1s prbvided with an individual inking mechanism of its own.

The principal objects of this invention are to .so combine the fudge with the rest of the press that no separate inking mechanism will be required, thus reducing the expense to that extent, and furthermore to provide an arrangement whereby when the inking mechanism is moved away from the plate cylinder, it is also moved away from the fudge.

Thus it leaves a space between each of these cylinders and the inking mechanism so that an operative can enter and make any desired change.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings in which,

ig. 1 is a side view of a portion of a press provided with a referred embodiment of this invention; an

Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the same, not showing the inking mechanism but looking at the printing mechanism from the line 22 of Fig, 1 in the direction of the arrow The invention is shown as applied to a press designed by us, but not constituting a part of this invention and consequently not shown in full.

Referring to the drawings, it will be seen that the apparatus is shown as mounted on the usual press side frames 7. The impression cylinder 8 and plate cylinder 9 of the printing couple of a perfecting ress are shown in their usual positions. astened to one end of the plate cylinder shaft is a bevel gear 10. By means of a pinion 11 secured to a vertical shaft 12 journalled on a bracket 13 and gears 14 and 15, this gear drives the late news impression cylinking is shown in full lines in inder 16, on the shaft of which the miter gear 15 is fired. This cylinder 16 preferably is of one-half the diameter of the impresswncylinder 8, or equal to one paper length m clrcumference.

The fudge impression cylinder 16 carries on each end a pinion 17. These pinions mesh with gears 18 on fudge cylinder shafts having fudge boxes 28. Jlhe fudge boxes are filled with.linotype slugs one or two columns wide, and fastened on the fudge" cylinders by means of lock nuts 29. it will be understood that these fudge cylinders can be moved along their respective shafts so as to print in any column of the paper, or adjacent ones.

I The inking apparatus shown in these figures consists of an ink fountain havin a roll 31 as usual, and a pick-up roller 32. e fudge cylinder form roller 33 which applies the ink directly to the two fudge cylinders extends across the frame and is in contact with the pick-up roller 32. It is mounted in adjustable hearings on the ink carriage frame 38. Its composition surface can be cut away if desired, as 'is well understood, so as to transfer ink only to the pages covered by the fudge cylinders.

The inking mechanism also comprises an ink roller 34 conveyingink from the pickup roller 32 to the ink cylinder 35 and other ink rollers 36 and form rollers 37. This whole inking mechanism, including the roller 33, is supported on carriage frames 38 and adapted to slide in and out of inking contact with the plate cylinder 9 and the fudge cylinders. It slides on horizontal press frames 39 connected with the press side frames 7. The positionof the lipess when ig. land the position when drawn back in dotted lines. When drawn back the plate cylinder and the fudge cylinder are both exposed and a space is left between them and the 1! 'w mechanism so that an operator can get between them to perform any neces ink properly from the pick-up roller 32 to sary changes.

The operation of the device is as follows The ink carriage 38 is first moved back to the dotted line position in Fig. 1, thus providing room for the operator to enter and insert the fudge boxes in the fudge cylindam. The cylinders are then shifted to the the fudge cylinder.

Although we have illustrated and described only one from of the'invention, we are aware of the fact that many modifications can be made therein by any person skilled in the art without departing from thescope of the invention as expressed in the claims.

Therefore, we do not WlSll to be limited to the details of construction herein shown and described or to the particular combinations of parts set forth, but what we do claim 1s:-

1. The combination of ii printing couple,

a fudge cylinder and its impression cylindot with an inking mechanism comprising a fountain roll, a pick-up roll, form rollers,

ink distributing members between the pickup roll and form rollers, and a second form roller in contact with the pick-up roll in position to supply ink to the printing couple and fudge cylinder simultaneously.

The carriage is then moved aerator 2. llhe combination of a printing couple, a fudge cylinder and its independent impression cylinder, with an inking mechanism having separate means for supplying ink to both the printing couple and fudge cylinder, said inking mechanism being bodily movable directly away fromthe fudge cylinder and the printing couple to afiord a space between them. q

3. The combination with a printing couple of a fudge cylinder adapted to print 'on the same web with an inking mechanism comprising a fountain roll, .a pick-up roll, an ink cylinder, ink rollers around the ink cylinder, a form roller, and a second form roller in contact with the pick-up roll and in position to supply ink to the fudge cylinder, said inking mechanism being-bodily movable directly' away from the fudge cylinder to afford a space between them.

4. In a fudge device, the combination with two independent fudge cylinders, of an ink fountain roll, .a pick-up roller, and an independently and laterally adjustable form roller for transferring ink from the pick-up roller to both fudge cylinders,

5. In a late news printing device, the combination with a press and its printing couples, of two shafts located in alignment across the ress and each adapted to support a fudge cy inder, and means carried by the press for conveying ink to the fudge cylinder on each shaft.

In testimony whereof We have hereunto set our hands, in the presence of a subscribing witness.


BLonWnN W. Jones.

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US4919046 *Dec 16, 1988Apr 24, 1990Usinage Montage et Assistance Technique "U.M.A.T."Offset printing apparatus operating in tandem
US5806427 *Aug 29, 1997Sep 15, 1998Goss Graphic Systems, Inc.Printing press having carriage mounted interchangeable plate cylinders
U.S. Classification101/219, 101/374, 101/351.1, 101/221
International ClassificationB41F13/00, B41F13/46
Cooperative ClassificationB41F13/46
European ClassificationB41F13/46