US 1429485 A
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C. A. BRITTAIN.
APPLICATION FILED APR-13, 1921.
1,429A85Q Patentedsept. 19,1922.
Patented Sept. 19, 1922..
T allwizoht I I i iiwnnn SEE-Era 7 i Application in A ana-3, lean Serial no, Aeneas f Beitknownthat 1, CHARLES 'Biirr'rh n,
a citizen of the United .States residing'jinthe city io'fStr Louis, in the State of Mis-E souri, have invented a new, and use ful 1m provement in Ruled Sheets, .of" which :the
following is a fulLIclear, and exact specification, reference beinghad to the a'ccon ipanying drawings, which form apart thereof,
My invention relates-ate rt uiledlsll ei ets and.
particularly to ruled sheets, used I preparation of statistical staten'i'e'nt's such as the results of audits,vcompilation of sales, stock record s, daily production reports and many other tabulations. a
Heretofore it has been impractical to use ruled sheets in a typewriter since the spacing of the rulings on thesheets did not conform to the spacings of the typewriter, and
there was necessarily a repeated rearrange ment of the sheet to bring each separate ruling in register to receive the typewritten I characters in the proper place.-
The object of my invention is to provide a ruled sheet which will be adapted for use with, a typewriter without repeated rearrangement of the sheet; to provide a ruled sheet in the use of which typewritten char-; acters will register on any ruling without rearrangement of the sheet afterthe sheet is positioned so that typewritten characters will register on one ruling; to provide a sheet having rulings which will conform to the space'units of a typewriter; and to provide a sheet which will aid in the preparation of statistical statements a and tabulations.
My invention is'fully shown in the accoma panying drawings where similar letters are used to designate similar parts. Fig, 1 is a plan view of my ruled sheet; Fig. 2 is a sectionof the sheet shown with columns of typewritten characters inserted in register with the rulings; Fig. 3 is a view of asection of'a modified form of my ruled sheet on which marginal caption spaces have been left. I 4
Referring to the figures A is a ruled sheet which forms the subject of my invention, having the binding marginal space B atthe left hand side thereof and the top, marginal space C. Within the marginal spaces are the marginal rulings D. The caption lines or spaces E are underneath and adjacent to the top marginal space C. Within the margi rial 11m; 15m; thatosaaai ulings r' and v ertic allrulingsG',l g 1 flhje horizontal and vertical rulings? and 95m- 'sr apar t' con rm t the re 1 specti-ve space units [of .a'st'andard type? writer. The ammmnarnnes are preferably p l d 0 1 1 theidistanc'e' between adja cent lines is the same as the distance lthe sheet is made to travel Lin,agtypewriterlby" the turning of the typewriter platen through as ngle lineffspace. The vertical lines are preferably spaceu a arr 1a distanceequalyto three, Q aIid ne-half letter, spaees'in thehort; zontal movement of the typewriter carriage.
There areseven figure spaces n two adj acent rectangles f'ormed by the intersections of adjacent horizontal and'vertical rulings I F and G, allowing the'insertion therein of two units of three characters each'with the I width of one character as a spacingtherebetween. i I In Fig. 2 characters have been inserted to register with thefhorizontal rulings and to i illustrate how three characters may be placed on the sheet between adjacent vertical rulings. Any columnar arrangement, either llOIlZOIltLlOI vertical may beobtamed; 1 e
lVhile in the drawings the horizontal rul- 1 .ingsF are shown spaced apart a distance i 1 equal to a single spacein the movement of a typewriter platen, and the vertical rulings G are shownspaced apart a distance equal to three and one-half letter spaces in the horizontal movement of-atypewriter carriage, -I do not propose to limit myself to this spacingof the rulings. j Since the horizontal rulings, F and the vertical rulingsv G are spaced apart toqconformto thespace units in thevertic'al movement of the typewriter platen and the hori zontal. movement of thetypewriter carriage,
respectively, I if typewritten v characters are made toregister on or between any ofthe said rulings on the sheet'A, other characters will register on orbetween'any other rulings without rearrangement of said sheet iThe seen. In the preparation of statistical statements, suchas those mentioned above 'diiferent columnar'arrangements may be obta ned utility of this construction can be readily" stenographer in preparing such statements a typewriter, with the point of contact of" K without rearrangement of the sheet A. A
the typewritten characters. When the position of the sheet in the typewriter is changed by the movement of the typewriter platen or the movement of the typewriter carriage, other typewritten characters may be made to register, without rearrangement of the sheet, with other horizontal and vertical rulings on any part of said sheet.
There are many uses to which the sheet may be put and there are many modified forms in which the sheet may be made. The marginal caption spaces shown in Fig. 3 may be placed at the right hand side of the sheetA instead of the left hand side thereof, and the caption spaces E shown in Figs. 1 and 3 may be placed at the bottom of the sheet or certain vertical or horizontal rulings F and G may be omitted to adapt the sheet to a particular use.
It is also obvious that the sheets may be adapted for use with any kind of typewriter or machine using type for writing on a sheet wherein the sheetand a part of the ma net and having also vertical lines spaced to conform to the space units of the horizontal movement of a typewriter carriage and intersecting said horizontal lines.
2; A sheet having thereon intersecting horizontal and vertical lines, said horizontal lines being spaced to conform to the space units in the vertical movement of a type writer carriage and said vertical lines being spaced to conform to a space unit equal to three and one half letter spaces in the hori-' zontal movement of a typewriter carriage.
In witness whereof I have signed my name to' this specification. 1
CHARLES A. BRITTAIN.