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Sept. 4, 1923. 7' 1,467.02]. J. N. TZlBlDES LABEL APPLYING DEVI CE Filed Auz. 9, 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Sept. 4, 1923. 1,467.021
J. N. TZIBIDES LABEL APPLYING DEVICE Filed Aug. 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ggm fis after/we s v A JAMES E. TZIBIDES, oE NEW YORK;
, TOBACCO'COMPANY, or r sron-sanEM, Nonrncenonrne, A con-rone'rron 0F NEW JERSEY.
To all whom-it may concern: r I Be it known that 1, James N. Trustees, a subject of the King-of Greece, and resident of New York city, in the county of Kings and State of New York,jhave invented certain new and useful Improvements in- Label-Applying Devices, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in means for applying one end of a label to the side of an article so that the main portion of the label will project beyond an end of the article for subsequent application thereto. ,li lore specifically, my invention is an improvement upon devices adapted .to be employed in machines it passes under the device, in such a manner.
that devices subsequently operating on the package will fold the .treeend of the label downwardly across the advance'end oi the package and if desired onto thereof.
The specific machines above mentioned are particularly designed to apply revenue stamps across the ends of cigarettepackages, the stamp "forming a seal for such ends in the usual manner. I
A principal objector myinventionis to provide means :COlfiblIlOCl' with the label applying devicertor bending the advance end of the stamp downwardly. since the tendency of the adhesive tocurl the label,
together with the most advantageous arrangement ot the 1116Cl'1211'11SIILf0I' lapplylng the label to the end otthelpackage, makes it highly desirable that the label, be deflected downwardly. upon leaving the label applying device.
Another object is to combine meansv for.
bending. the I label downwardly with means Application filed Au ust 9,1921. Serial No. 490,824;
label applying mechanism, and is I particularly directed to 1 the under side N.. Y., essrsnon TO E. J. REYNOLDS "IiAEEL-errLYrNs DEVICE.
tor stripping the label positively applying device. V
I have ,also introducedseveral improve.- nien'ts specific to the type or" applying dejtroin the vice disclosed in said patent and 'application. member having an areuate label-carrying surface provided with a longitudinal, recess in which the stripping arm is located, the latter being projected outwardly at the proper time when the label is in contact with the package and'the label end is released by the jaws which normally hold it. 'Heretotore pressure of the glueroller ias tended to force the label into the recess over which it is located, producing .im-
perfect application or". adhesive, particularly at the rear end of the label which liesover a notch or cutaway portion inthe strip'- I have so constructed and ar ping arm, ranged the stripping arm according to'my present invention that it will] provide in part a support for the label when passing under the vgluing roller. I have furthenj more'provided an independent support for the rear end of the label which is located.
over the notched portion oi, the stripping arm, so that such end is, positively pres against the roller andiis sure to receive its quotaof adhesive, v
I have further improved thespecific coustructioniot the parts in ways'that will be apparent front the detailed j description, reference being made in particular to the employment of This device consists of a rotating porting the stripping arm so'that it will.
meansfor yieldably supprovide ga proper resilient support for the label ,when adhesive is thereto. c 7 I V Other objects and advantages ofmy invention will be apparent trointhc following description. taken in connection with. the
accompanying drawings. in which: 7 7 Fig. 1 is aside elevation, somewhat diagramrnatie in form. of a preterred term of niy'invention at thc stage where a label' is initially 'g'ri 'iped the applying device.
[-Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the downward bending of the label, l f i Fig. 3 is an edgewise plan view otth'e applying-devicealone v V Fig. 4 is a side'elevation of the same, parts being broken away, i 1 V V 1 Figs. '5 and 6 are perspective views of the.
being applied 7 the device and associated parts, the conveyor ant gluing mechanism being omitted.
I have illustrated my invention applied to the ina -hines shown in my said patent and application, in which successive packages are continuously adxninced by pushers 11 on sprocket chain 12 beneath the label applying device. The latter consists of an arcuate body 18 mounted on a continuously revolving shaft 1 and having an arcuate label-carrying face 15. This face is provided with a longitudinal recess 16, producing marginal surfaces 17 upon which the edges of the label are supported. A jaw 18 is pivotally mounted on the body 13 and is normally maintained by spr'ngs 19 in position to grip a stamp or label 20 against a jaw face 21 on the bot y 13 at one end of the surface 15. Jaw 18 is rocked about its pivot to release a label at the proper moment by suitable means, such as a laterally extending tail piece 22 engaging a cam extension 23 on a sleeve 24; rigidly connected to the frame.
The stripper arm 25 is pivotally mounted in recess 16 on short shaft 26 journalled-in the body 13, and includes an arcuate labelsupporting face 27 and a stampbending shoulder 28. Means is provided for operating the stripper arm 25, such as arm 29 extending laterally from shaft 26 on which it is rigidly mounted atthe rear of the body 13, arm 29 carrying a roller or pin 30 engaging a slot 31 in cam 32 rigidly mounted on the frame. 7
I also provide means for supporting th label in the recess to the rear of shoulder 28, so that the rear end of the label will be sure to receive adhesive, and will be positively pressed against the side of the article to be labeled. This may. consist in a device resiliently maintained in proper position in recess 16, many different types of device of this kind being available for the purpose. I have shown one form, which includes a stirrup-shaped presser 33 shown best in Fig; 5, including a pair of side plates 34 pivotally mounted on shaft 26, and a transverse presscr plate 35 connecting the ends of plates normally located in position to support the stamp. F or the latter purpose I may employ a spring 36 mounted at one end on the body 13 and connected at the other end to a lug 37 on a side plate 3a, the spring tending to force the presser plate 35 outwardly. I also provide a pin 38 on the stripper arm 25 adapted to engage a side plate 34 and limit the outward movement of plate 85.
In operation a label is fed by grippers 39 between the face 21 and .jaw 18, where the least possible portion of the extreme end of the label is grasped through release of jaw tension 23, as shown in Fig. 1. .The continued revolution of the body 13 brings the label 20 against glue roller 10, which is preferably so arranged and contoured that it will apply adhesive only to an area slightly spaced from the sideedges of the label, as disclosed in my copending application above, mentioned. As the label passes under the glue roller it is centrally supported first by the face 27 of stripper arm 25, and then, at the rearmost end of the stamp, by the presser plate 35. The arm and plate may, desired, be arranged in such a way that they will not contact with the roller 40 when a label is not fed to the jaws 18 and 21; but if desired this arrangement may.
be dispensed with. Furthermore, the parts has some slight play, this arrangement constituting surface 27 a yielding support for the label through the action of spring 36. WVith this specific construction Ihave therefore provided a yielding support for the label in recess 16, assuring a thorough application of adhesive thereto, and particularly .are preferably so proportioned that arm 25 to the rear end thereof where the label is first applied to the package.
Shaft 1+1 and feed chain 12'are so syne chronized that the advance end of package 10 a will first engage the label-supporting surface 15 adjacentthe rear end'of the label, and approximately beneath the presser plate 35. At this point in theoperation, shown best inFig. 2, jaw 18 is rocked to open position,
releasing the front end of the label, and
stripper arm 25 is simultaneously swung outwardly to free the label positively from the surface 15. This movement of the stripper arm releases the label pressing device 33, so that the presser plate 35 forces the rear end of the label positively against the side of package 10, assuring effective engagement therewith; At the same time shoulder 28 on the stripper arm 25 so proportioned and located that it will force the label downwardly and across the front endof the package, producing a definite bend in the label that will assure its proper positioning dur ing subsequent operations. able that shoulder 28 be so proportioned and arrangedthat it will. bring an adhesively coated portion of the label in contact with the advance end of the package to insure the retention of the downward bend; and where the package has a sharp angled ed; 'e, as inthe usual tobacco-packages, shoulder 28 IDR-YVCQLQEISG the label along such edge, and apply t to portion of the package end immediately below the/edge. A slight further, rotation of the body 13 will serve to retract the stripper. arm 25 and presser member 38, and to place the It is also desiri particular form of presser de'yice for supporting and applying the rear end oli'tie label, nor to the means shown for controlling the action thereof w It'will also be understood that the term label is used herein in. a generic sense to include labels, stamps, seal wrapperelements, other siinilarsheets. Furthermore, while the stamp applying: dericc has been described in detail in. a i orrn iuii or to that employed-iii the patentand hat many parts thereof can be substantially changed without atliecting my intention; and in particular the for holding; the stamp in position thereon, which in the "form shown consists of a mechanically actuated grippenniay be of any desired'typei I claim: I 7' V i v i. A label applying device, including means for carryinsg'and applying to an article a label with portion. thereof projecting beyond a face of the article. and means connected to the firsu mentioned .nieans tor bending said portion oi the label across and advance ot'said face in position 'l or'subsequent application thereto. '7
2. A label applying device, including nieans for carrying and applying to an article a label with a portion thereof projecting leyond a face oi the article. audineans carried by the first nicntionedineans tor bend in said portion of the label across and in advance of said face in position for subsequent application thereto.
A label applying device, includingcontinuously rotated means for carrying); and applying alabel to an article having a sharp edge so that a portion of the label will project beyond said edge, and means for bending said portion sharply across said cdge to term a crease and position said portion in advance of and in position to he subscmicntly applied tothc adjacent face of the article.
l. A label applying derice, including continuously rotating means for carrying and applying to an article a label with a portion projecting beyond an edee of the article, and m ans for bending said portion over the edge 01 and against the upper part or the ad acent face of the article to provide adhesive connection between the label to the particular con-V L x I 11;); strips,
v.pplication mentioned, it will beapparent nd article and retain said portion in position across said face but in'ac Vance thereof ready for subsequent application the 'eto.
' 5i label applying deyice, including continuously rotating means for carrying and applying to a continuously trayelingarticle a label with a portion thereoi projecting beyond ot' the article, andn eans carried by said first named means .t'orj bending the label across and in ad s said port-i0 0' ance of said lace in pos' on for subsequent application thereto. A
6. A label applyin device, includingcontinuously rotat' g cans for carrying and applying to article a label with a portion thereoli'pro'ec iiig beyond-:a face of the 7 a1 Ll cl e.
and means carried by said rotatin means for bending said portion the label acres ion 3 and in adyance of said taco in posisubsequent application thereto. A. label apilying device; including us lorjapplying article a label o por ion. thereof projecting beyond a 'e of the article, including a'coninuously sting: laoel. upnort, a label'bendin eiet V l 5.5a rotating with s" it i suo 7 ans operative u n ,1." end of a label carto the articlc'to shift ly against the portion Q: beyond said artzcle "face "bend said rortion across and n ad;
e oisaid taco i ationthereto.
visit-ion for subsequent a i plying ad. lrfi i'il 1 support toe label in said recess, and i rs'aid support outwardly tostripthe label r-zan tliecarrier.
9. In a label applying device, a rotating label carrier luivina a longitudinal recess,
means for applying adhesiye to a label on V i 110 said carrier, a support for the label during gluing located in said recess, means for proectinoj said support outwardly to strip the label from the carrier, and means carried by said support operative upon; the outward nioveinent thereof to bend the advance end of the label across a face oi the article to which itis applied and in advance of sa d face in position for application thereto.
10. A label amiiyinn; device. iuchuliug a rotating label carriorhaving sp: -ed arcuatc I labcl-supporting faces with areccss there-- between, a stripper a in movably mounted in the recess and proy ed with 'a shoulder, and means for projecting said arrn outwardlyupon application 0'? the rear end of a label on the carrier to an article adjacent an edge, thereof with the label extending; beyond said edge, said shoulder being proportioned and positioned to bend the labelsharply about said edge upon projection or" said arm to locate the advance end of the label across and in advance of the adjacent article face in position for application thereto.
11. A label applying device having spaced label supporting surfaces with a recess thcrebetween, a separate support for the rear portion of the label located in said recess. and means for resiliently forcing said support outwardly upon application of the rear end of the label to an article. 1
12. In a device for applying to an article a label with a portion thereof projecting beyond a face of the article, a label carrier having a longitudinal recess in its label supporting surface, a stripper arm located in the recess, means for actuat'ng the stripper arm, and se arate support for the rear end of the label also located in said recess.
13. In a device for applying to an article a label with a portion thereof projecting yond a face of the article, a label carrier havin a lon 'itudinal recess in its label sup porting surface. a stripper arm located in the recess and having a cut-away portion for clearance of the front end of the article, and a support for the rear end of the label located in the recess and in the cut-awa portion of said arm.
14. In a device for applying to an article a label with a portion thereof projecting beyond a face of the article, a label carrier having a longitudinal recess in its label supporting surface, a stripper arm located in the recess and having a cut-away portion for clearance of the front end of the article, a support for the rear end of the label located in the recess and inthe cut-away por tion of said arm, and means for projecting said support outwardly by application of the rear end of the label to said article.
15. In a device for applying to an article a label with a portion thereof projecting beyond a face of the article, a label carrierv having a longitudinal recess in its label supporting surface, a stripper arm located in the recess, a support for the rear end of the label locatedin said recess, means for shiftlng said arm outwardly to strip the label from the carrier, and means rendered operative upon the shifting of said arm for forcing the support outwardly to press the rear end of the label against the article.
16. A label applying device, including means for carrying and applying to an end of a label thereto by said carrier with a portion of the label projecting beyond a face of the article, and means on said carrier operated in synchronism with said conveyor for bending said portion of the label across and in advance of said. article face in position for thereto.
Signed at New York City, in the count of New York and State of New York, this 16th day of July, A. D. 1921.
' JAMES N. TZIBIDES.