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Publication numberUS1449750 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1923
Filing dateAug 9, 1921
Priority dateDec 24, 1920
Publication numberUS 1449750 A, US 1449750A, US-A-1449750, US1449750 A, US1449750A
InventorsCranmer Frank B, Hampshire Harry F
Original AssigneeThomson Printing Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle for printing presses
US 1449750 A
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Mar. 27, 1923.



J7 QRNEY 4Patterned Mar, 27, 1923.

,natte HARRY r. HAMPsHInn, or PHiLnDnLrnIm rnNNsYLvANrA, AND riminiv B. CRAN- nina, or Los ANGELns'OALIrORNIA, assieNons To THOMSON PRINTING oo iu- ,PANY, A CORPORATION or Naw JERSEY. y


Original application filed December 24, 1920, Serial No. 433,014. Divided and. this application iled August fo @ZZ whom z5 may conce/m.' I

Be it known that we, HARRY F. HAMP- SHIRE and FRANK B. CRANMNR, citizens of the United States, residing, respectively, at

5 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles Los Angeles County, California, have invented certain new and -useful Improvements in Receptacles for Printing Presses, of which the' following is a specification.

The object of this inve-ntion is to provide an improved receptacle particularly adapted to be used in association with a delivery mechanism for receiving printed sheets or similar matter from any desired form of printing-presses.

In the printing art, the sheets, leaflets, booklets, and the like, having received inkimpressions in a printing press of whatever character may be available, are delivered either directly therefrom or through the aid of a special delivery mechanism, such for instance as that shown in applicants copending application Serial No. 433,014, and

of which this application comprises a division, and by which delivery mechanism printed articles are adapted to be delivered directed into the improved receptacle.

Another object is to provide a receptacle having a bottom and an upwardly extending side member unitarily connected, and adapted to be tilted into any desired angular adjustment for purposes which will hereinafter appear.

Vith these and otherobjects in view, the present invention comprises further novel details of construction and Operation fully brought out in the following description when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the improved receiving-receptacle in its preferred embodiment; Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same; and Fig. 3 is a vertical section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawings, the receptacle comprising the present invention is com posed of a substantially horizontally extending bottom wall 1, from one edge portion of which extends upwardly, and preferably slightly outwardly, a wall 2, which is adapted to be positioned closely adjacent to the delivery mechanism of a printing-press, or in fact any other type of mechanism with Serial No. 490,924.

which the improved device is adapted to be used.

The side walls 1 and 2 are connected by upwardly extending preferably parallel. l

-walls 3, which may be of any desired shape 4extending plane member 5, which is preferably rigidly secured to vmove in exact unison and constant angular relation with the said false bottom'a.

The side walls 3 are provided with suitable means whereby co-operation with the member 5 either directly or indirectly retains the latter in a given angular position as illustrated in Fig. 3, and in the preferred embodiment of the invention the said retaining me-ans may comprise spaced apertures 6 in the side walls 3, through which suitable pins 7 may be extended in order to engage and adjustably position the said member 5 and false bottom 4 unitarily associated therewith.

This receptacle may be supported in any desired manner either directly' upon the same floor or other foundation with a printing-press delivery mechanism or other device, or the same may be raised in order to assume any desired elevation by means of legs or brackets 8. The receptacle as a whole is then positioned adjacent to such a mechanism as those referred to, so that printed sheets or other articles entering thereinto pass over the upper limit of the wall 2 and fall by gravity between the side walls 3 and upon the false bottom 1, which latter obviously may be in a horizontal position.

However, if the said false bottom slants in such a manner as is shown in Fig. 3, the said printed sheets will then continue over the same until each successive sheet inwardly engages Yand its motion is arrested-by the plane member 5, with the result that .the sheets are stacked upon said false nbottom with their ,forwardvedges even,v and Nfrom which position suecessivepiles may be Inanua-lly removed whenever and as may be desired. The removal of articles from the improved receptacle may oftenloe facilitated by tilting the false bottom and forward sidev wall connected therewith outwardly, after which this structure may bereset at any desired angular relation by adjusting the pins? within'the apertures 6. Y

Having thus described our invention, what wefelaim and desire to protect by Letters Patentof the United States is :f

l. A receptacle, comprising thecombination,;of oppositely positioned end walls, and bottom and rearifwalls connecting-said Yend walls, with a tray pivotally supported between said end -walls and .comprising a false bottom and'a front Wall vfor 'said receptacle, adapted to move as a unit to discharge a pile of ,printed sheets from said receptacle, and `means to adjustably position said tray angularly with respect to its pivotal support.

A receptacle, Comprising .the ,Combinationwotl oppositely positionedjwalls, a tray 4comprisinga bottomwand aside Wall pivotally supported `by said first-named walls, andmeans to-adjustably retain said tray in different predetermined positions with respect to said'irst-named walls. y. i

.A receptacle, comprising the combination of a supporting member, a tray eomprisingY angularly disposed walls unitarily 'eonneeted, means connected with said supportingfrmember topivotally support said tray vwith relation thereto, and meansrto adjustably retain saidtray in any predetermined position angularly with respect to said supportingv member. v

yIintestimony whereof we have aixed our signatures. D t


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US6612568 *Jan 19, 1999Sep 2, 2003Siemens AktiengesellschaftPiling rack for flat parcels
U.S. Classification271/213
International ClassificationB65H31/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65H2404/261, B65H31/00, B65H2801/21
European ClassificationB65H31/00