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Publication numberUS1480395 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1924
Filing dateMay 17, 1920
Priority dateMay 17, 1920
Publication numberUS 1480395 A, US 1480395A, US-A-1480395, US1480395 A, US1480395A
InventorsJohnston Clarence L
Original AssigneeAmerican Sales Book Co Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Autographic sales-check-printing machine
US 1480395 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT ori-ica CLARENCE L. JOHNSTON 0F OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, A-SSIGNOR TO AMERICAN SALES i BOOK COMPANY, LIMITED, OF TORONTO, ONTARIO,l CANADA, A CORPORATION OF ONTARIO, CANADA.

AUTOGRAPHIC SALES-CHECK-PRINTING MACHINE.

Application led May 17, 1920.` Serial No. 382,099.

T o all 'whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, CLARENCE L. JOHN- STON, a citizen of the UnitedStates, and a.

resident of Oakland, county of Alameda,

and State of California, have invented a new and useful4 Autographic Sales-Check- Printing Machine, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to printing and numbering machines and particularly to that type of machine utilized in-the printing of sales checks that are successively detached from a continuous strip having-sections consecutively numbered.

There is in common use what is termed an autographic sales check device, comprising a machine having a plurality of feed rollers and a winding roller on the former of which there is provided a series of spools or rolls of strips ofthe checks interposed between which is a carbon strip whereby when the strips are concurrently advanced from the feed rollers to the winding roll across a `table or bed portion there may be obtained a carbon copy of the uppermost autographic sales check. In this type of machine for securing records of sales a considerable wastage of paper occurs because in the reeving of the strips of checks between the supply rolls and the winding means it is necessary to stretch a portion of each of the strips 'to secure a winding thereof onto the winding roll or means and to secure the issue of the customers check.

Since each of the `strips are numbered in consecutive sections and also otherwise provided with suitable data it is desirable to provide a blank or waste portion at each end of the strips so as to enable the adjustment of the strips upon the sales machine without mutilating or wasting any of the numbered sections land therefore enabling the use of each numbered section from the lowest number to the highest number of the series and Athus obtain a complete record of sales throughout the series of checks.

'Heretofore this desired blank portion or .portions of strips preceding and following a consecutively numbered section have been secured only through the manual adjustment of, and careful attention of the operator to, the check printing machine, not only at a cost in time and labor of the operator,

and the loss of the use of the machine durlng this adjustment, but also in the waste of paper or material of which the strip is formed.

It is therefore one of the objects of the present invention to provide a continuous prmtmg and numbering machine so constructed and arranged as to automatically provide, between each series of numbered sections in a continuous length of strip, the

desired blank or void sections of such length as to provide for the reeving of one consecutively numbered strip in the sales check machine so as to enable the proper positionmg of the minimum ordinal check on the bed or table of the sales machine to secure a complete record and also to provide for the use of the linal or highest number of the series in one piece or strip.

It is a further objectof the invention to provide not only for the desired vblank or void sections between the continuous series of numbers of given sections of the strip, but also to provide for the marking of these blank or void sections in a distinctive and clear manner so as to prevent their being utilized in the making of a sales check.

A further object of the invention is to provide for the ready adjustment of the printing machine to automatically print off in a continuous strip successive series of numbered. sections or strips of any desired length in series as, for instance, to print strips cach containing a plurality of series of sections each sectionincluding, say three hundred printed sections or sales slips; -or to print a series of four hundred consecutive numbers, or again to print a ,series of five hundred consecutive numbers or any other length as may be desired.

Another object of the invention .is to provide for the automatic severing or ,cutting of the continuous length or strip being printed in the machine into long pieces, each including a complete serial group of the sales checks and in this connection also to provide for the severing orv cutting of the stripes it comes from the press in such manner that there I'will be a blank or void portion at each of its ends and betweenv which blank portions there will be printed a consecutively numbered section of sales slips.

AA. further object of the invention is to provide means automatically operative tol wind 4eachof the severedl portions continuously and severally or bodily on a mandrel or support and to provide for the introduction and removal of these mandrels without interrupting the operation of the printing machine as a whole and without interrupting the operation ofthe winding mechanism.

A further object 4of the invention is to provide for the interruption of the printing action of the numbering mechanismof the machine at such periods as is necessary 'when those portions o f thel strip are passing through the machine that-are to be marked void or otherwise characterized as not being sales slips 'or checks and in this relation it is a; further object of the. invention to provide means for preventing the actuation of the Lnumbering wheels or means while they are in .inactive or withdrawn positions so that, having completed the numbering of a successive series of the checks or sections,

' they can be restored to the operative posifollowing description of the preferred form of the invention which is illustrated in the drawings accompanying and forming part of the specification. It is to be understood that it is not intended to limit the -invention to the embodiment shown by the said draw-- ings and description as variations may be 'adopted within the scope of the invention as set forth in the claims.

Referring to the drawings:

' Fig. 1 is `a plan View of one of the printed and marked strips as produced by the machine; the strip being `broken away intermediate of its lengthto show Vthe complete ends with the marked portions.

Figs. 2 and 2a show front and rear views l of a portion of, the printed web with the successive sections marked void betweenl the end. of one' series of numbers and the commencement of the adjacent series of numbers of respective check sections.

Fig. 3 is a diagrammatic view representing a form of autographic sales check machine and showing a carbon strip, a record strip, and a customers strip of sales checks reevegl 1n the machine.

Fig. 4 is a diagrammatic side elevation' and partial sectional view in a vertical plane of a form of printing machine or press involving the invention.

Fig. 5 is a detail view of a form of gearing connecting related shafts in the mechamsm.

Fig. 6 is a diagrammatic view showing in elevation the control and operating mechanism relative to the numbering device and the marking device, and the cutting on and the winding mechanism.

Fig. 7 is an end elevation and partial section of the controlling device for the numbering means.

Fig. 8 is a perspective of the numbering machine cont/rolling device.

Fig. 9 is a fragmentary elevational View of the carrier dog.

Fig. 10 is an edge view of the permutation device.

Fig. 11 is a planview of the same.

Fig. 12 is a sectional view on line 12-12 of Fig. 11.

Fig. 13 is a sectional View on line 13-13 of Fig. 11.

Fig. 14`is a diagrammatic elevation and sectional view showing the relation of the permutation ratchet wheels. Fig. 15 is an elevation and section in detail of the primary tumbler disc, and Fig. l iis a similar View of the secondary tumbler isc.

Fig. 17 is a detail and side elevation and section of the drive mechanism for the reel.

Fig. 18 is a plan and sectional detail view of the reel and its operating mechanism, and

-Fig. 19 is an end view of one of the friction driving discs. of the reel.

The product of the machine to be hereinafter described is clearly shown in Figurek 'terial as may be utilized, the strip S being divided into a plurality ofsections of substantially equal lengths and each of which may be provided with appropriate data such as commonly formed and utilized in the printing of sales checks, especially that typeof check which is utilized in recording sales and which may be passed through an autograph machine of the type generally indicated in Fig. 3. In these sales machines are provided` usually a winding means or roller W on which can be rolled the carbon copy of the stri S of sales checks and on which may also e wound a strip of carbon paper C abovewhich passes and moves concurrently therewith the customers sales check Y slip S from which successive sections are torn off and presented to the customerv or otherwise disposed of as may be the system. Therefore the three strips S, W and S are desi ned to be moved concurrently across a ta le or bed Tadjacent a window opening O in the frame F of the sales machine so that the autographic record may be inscribed by the clerk or the attendant in the usual manner. The three ,sive order, as shownA at the numbers N in Fig. '1, it is 'desirable that blanks or Noidnon-usable sections be provided at the ends of the 'strips S so that the first or lowermost number as #l can be registered with the Windowv opening O inthe machine frame F and- `in my present invention .the ends of the strip S are each providedwith such Waste or void-portion of suitable length to enable the strip ,Sl to be rove between the supply or feed rollers R and the winding means lV. This enables the initial, endyof the strip S toA be connected tothe Winding means vW with the consecutive'jil of the checks or first section of the usable portion of the strip to be registered at the window O and thereafter records may be made conof the. series of checks is reached so that it can properly be inscribed and subsequently be wound yon the winding means W; the strip being retained in proper position by reason of provision of the trailing waste portion of'the strip still remaining attached to thel supply rol s R The successively numbered receipt sectionsof the strip S will hereinafter be referred to as the checks and are designated at R. As the ends of the strip S are not intended to be numbered and since they may be imprinted with the data common to the checks R it is desirable that these 'non-usable portions of the strip S bemarked orfcharacterized in some manner to prevent their use as checks R and to that end the present machine is intended to so mark the same as.

for instance, by applying the Word void as shown in `Figures 1 and 2.

'The check strips S are continuously successively printed and numbered in theV operation of the machine on a continuous web of stockA, a portion of which is shown in Fig. 2 and during this printing a successivc number of sections of the ,web A are printed as shown inl Fig. 2 at the sections marked V, the number of sections V thus printed in succession as with the word void being twice as eat as the number of void sections at eac end of a strip4 S. As thecontinuous web- A runs through the machine that portion thereof which is marked void at the sections V is severed automatically so as to provide an equal number of the void sections on each end of the vsevered portions of theI strip or web A; the line' of cutting being indicated at B. The several sections of a strip S, including the "sections forming checks R and-those sections marked voidb as at V may be punched at D and perforated along the lines Dto enable the ready cutting or tearing of the sections from each other vas they are drawn through the autographic machine shown in Fig. 3, and files later pass through the punch holes D.

In the illustrated form of the invention the stock web A is passed between a series of printing cylinders of which any desired number andform may be employed. The machine here shown has a top plate cylin'der 2 designed, in one revolution to makel two similar successive impressions, or form imprints, on the passing web which is supported upon a coordinate packing cylinder `From the latter cylinder the web passes about a packing cylinder 4 and is printed on its opposite side by plates on a cylinder 5. Thence, the web passes around a packing cylinder 6 contiguous to which is a plate cylinder 7. The several plate cylinders are provided with respective inking means as usual, and the above organization is intergeared to rovide for the proper surface velocity an By the mechanism just descri ed, the web is printed with forms in successive sections on both sides and then passes on to the numbering device which constitutes one of the features of the invention. This device is adaptedto number a consecutive series of check-forming, printed areas of the web and then to be thrown out of web numbering operation, as by being Withdrawn or becoming inoperative for a period to permit a stretch of the Web to pass unnumbered, for the purpose, above set out, of giving waste or ree-ging ends to a printed and numbered strip Acting alternately to the numbering de-` vice is a cancellation or other marking instrumentality operative to mark the printed but unnumbered areas, as herel shown, by the word void, so as to distinguish them from' the numbered printed areas.

Inasmuch as the numbering device and the cancellation or marking instrumentality act alternately they are here associated on a common carrier for simplicity of construction and accuracy of operation. The carrier comprises a pair of side plates 10 of triangular form and transversely connected at their lower corners by a shaft 11 journaled in the frame structure 8. The carrier .shaft is disposed vertically below a packing .the upper, outer corners ofthe side platesA 10 of the carrier, and in the corner, at the opposite side of the roller 9, is a transverse shaft 16, in bearings 17 provided in the side plates 10. The shaft 16 carries an impreslos sion cylinder 18 and serves as a rotatable carrier for two standard or suitable automatic numbering machines designated at 19, Fig. 7. The plates and numbering means areaappropriately inked by the usual means.

The cylinders 13 and 18 are geared to be rotatably driven at a surface speed equal to that of the web and they are so positioned with respect to the packing roller 9 that an oscillatory movement, or slight tilting action of the carrier plates 10 brings one cylinder into printing position and removes the other by movements of the axes of said cylinders toward and from the passing web. This action is secured in one direction as by a spring one end of which is attached to an ear 21 of one of the plates and the other end of lwhich is attached to a fixed part as a pin This means serves to 13 into 22 on the frame. throw the void printing cylinder effective position.

But this is only permitted at predetermined intervals through the automatic action of a tripping mechanism which is thrown into operation by a permutation governor which is actuated by and during the operation of the printing mechanism.

The tripping mechanism shown includes a dog 25 on a rock-shaft 26 arranged adjacent to the bearing 17 on one of the side plates 10 and which is provided with a shoulder 27 having a face substantially radial to the shaft 11 to which bearing 17 the dog 25 is tangential. The dog is normally thrown i into locking position by suitable means as a spring 28 attached at one erid to a lever 29, i'iXedto the dog or rock-shaft, and at the. other end attached to a xed support'.

The lever 29 co-acts with a push rod 30 slidably supported on a rest 31 and having a tappet 32 to engage the lever and rock it to withdraw the dog 25 from the shoulder 27. The push rod is shiftably connected by a pin 33' to an upright lever 34 the lower end of which is slotted at 35 to receive the pin 33. The lever 34 is pivoted on rock-shaft 36 adjacent to its upper end. Secured on the rock-shaft is a short lever 37 parallel to and in a common plane with the upper end of lever 34 and the other ends of these levers carry a transverse tumbler shaft 38 parallel to shaft 36.

Mounted on the shaft 38 and between the levers 33 and 37 are rollers 39 and 40, the former disposed to bear on the periphery of a tumbler disc 41 having a circumferential recess 42, and the roller 4() disposed to bear on a tumbler disc 43 having a notch' 44 in its circumference; both discs being of the same diameter and loosely mounted on a shaft 45 supported in the frame 8. The rollers 39 and are yieldingly pressed toward their respective discs 41 and 437 as by means of a spring 46 acting upon the connected vlevers, 234-37, or on their rock-shaft 36.

The tumbler discs and their co-operative tumbler rollers form a controller or governor regulating and actuating the tripping mechanism including the dog 25 and thus securing a change of action of the numbering and the stamping or canceling cylinders 13 and 18.

This change or alternative functioning of these last named cylinders is automatically secured during the operation of the press at regular intervals just following the completion of the numbering of a given number of the check sectionsRin a series. Such series may run from 1 to 300 in order; or from l to 400; or from 1 to 500 for example, and a feature of the invention consists of means including sets of permutationv elements, each set constructed and designed to be readily individually applied to the shaft with complementary tumbler discs 41 and 43, the set being selected according to the number of checksto be progressively numbered in each strip.

If it be desired to number three hundred successive check sections there is used a per mutation wheel 48 that is fixed to the disc 41 and is rovided with 11 teeth on its perimeter. ext adjacent to the wheel 48 is formed or provided a disc 49 that has a circumferencel provided with 'one tooth or notch. Contiguous to the disc 49 is provided a wheel 51 having fourteen peripheral teeth; the disc 49 being of slightly larger diameter thanthe wheel 51 so that a pawl 52, mounted on a pivot rod 53, will ride on disc 49 until the tooth notch thereof is presented and may then engage a -tooth vof wheel51. This wheel is xed to the contiguous tumbler disc 43 so that they turn as one.

The pivot rod 53 is mounted transversely between a pair of parallel lever arms 54-55 provided on the trunnion or shaft 45, one of which arms is provided with an extension 56 connected at 57 to a link 58 forming a connecting rod or driver by attachment to a crank-pin 59 on a part secured on one of the press shafts, as on the gear 60 of the shaft of the roller 6. Reciprocation of the driving link 58 oscillates the lever-,arms 54-55 and swings the pawl shaft 53.

On shaft 53 is provided a master pawl 61 which, at each 2 stroke cycle of the arms 54-55, engages and turns the wheel 48 one step or tooth length and similarly turns the afiixed tumbler 41. Eleven rotations of the crank 59 is, when the plate cylinder 17 has two impression plates around its face, equal to twenty-two impressions successively on the web A, and eleven rotations of therrank 59 also turns the wheel 48 one revolution,l taking disc 41 and disc 49 with it one revolution. This enables the coupling pawl 52 to enter the toothrecess' of the disc 49 and also to enter a tooth space on wheel 51, and on the following driving stroke of pawls 61 I and 52 advance the wheel 51V one tooth or step. When the wheel 48 and disc 49 have made 14 revolutions the wheel 51 with the disc 43 will have been turned one revolution, and as 11 14=154 the press cylinders 2 5-7 each -will have made 154 rotations which result in 308 successive impressions of each cylinder 2--5-4 on the web.

At this point it might be stated that to secure 416 successive impressions of the cylinder 2-5-7 before one rotation of tumbler disc 43 there would be used, on shaft 45. a wheel 48 of thirteen teeth, and a wheel 51 of sixteen teeth, (13X16=208 2:416).

If 510 successive impressions be desired then wheels 48 and 51 of fifteen and seven- K teen teeth respectively would be used.

The recess44 of tumbler disc 43 and the recess 42 of disc 41 are so co-ordinated that' when the former is, after a complete turn of its disc 43, presented to the adjacent tumbler roller 40 the latter will spring into the recess as, also, will the tumbler roller 39 into the elongated recess 42 of disc 41, with the result that the lever 34 will swing on its pivot 36 and the push rod tappet 32 will be drawn against the lever 29, all by the action of the spring 46. This overcomes lever 29, the dog 25 is tripped from the shoulder 27 of the carrier plate 10, and the carrier rocked onv its shaft 11 by the spring 20, thus retracting the numbering cylinder 18 and throwing into effective position the cylinder 13 so as tomark or cancel the check sections, to a number determined by the tumbler disc 41 with its recess 42. The retraction of the numbering cylinder occurs as it applies the last number in a given series to the blanks. When the carrier is thus released by the dog 25 one end of it swings toward an adj acontl shaft 65, ournaled in bearings 66 and which is provided with a cam wheel 67 having a high spot 68 operative, in one turn of the 'shaft 65, to engage a cam roller 69 provided on an adjacent arm 70 of a side plate 10 of Y the carrier.

-When desiring to run off series of 308 blank checks R in succession in one, or each, strip S then, as soon as the consecutive numbering has been completed up to #300 and the cylinder 18 is retracted (when released by theedog 25,), the shaft 65 is timed to make one revolution for four turns of the printing cylinders, vincluding the canceling .cylinder 13, and the cam 67 is given one rotation with the result that it restores the numbering cylinder 18 and retracts the canceling cylinder 13. This is dohe when the high spot of the cam engages the cam roller 69 and swings the carrier plates 10 until the dog 25 clicks in.

As the numbering cylinder 18 is withdrawn and the canceling cylinder 13 is" thrcwn into effective position eight check sectlons will be stamped void before the cam 67 returns the numbering cylinder 18. The web, meanwhile, passes r inder 9 to a Kguide cylinder 70, thence between unching cylinders 71 and 72, to a pull ro ler 73 and pressure roller 74 from which it runs downward between sets of guide wires 7 5-7 6 diverging over top supports 75-76 comprising parallel cy indrical bars. The upper ends 'of the wires are attached to convenient parts. The guide wires 75 extend to and outwardly about a rod 7 5a to a support, andthe wires 76 continue past the rod 7 5a to a support 7 6a. I

One of the features of the invention resides in provision for automatically severing the continuous web stock into strips S of predetermined length to include all of the blank checks of one numbered series and further to sever the strip at a line e ually dividing the group of void, unnum ered om the cylchecks so that a set of the voids will be had at each end of the serial stri S as is clearly shown in Fig. 1. Again a eature'is the arrangement of the mechanism so that this cutting is performed subsequently to the perforating, or punching, `ofthe stock.

To that end, a cutting means is disposed below the wire supports 75 and 76 and is shown as including a co-operative pair of- .are disposed on opposite sides of the sets of guide wires which lie in clearance grooves in the rollers and, therefore, the web passes between the guides and the contiguous rollers.

The actuation of the cut-ting means is secured as follows: Spaced below the end of the lever 84 is a plunger 85 slidably guided,

`as'on a pin 86 in a'slot 87 in the plunger,

and attached to a lever 88 pivoted, intermediately at 89', on the frame. The lever carries a roller 90 disposed in the path of a cam 91 on the shaft 65. I

In the operation of the press, the dog 25 is tripped to release the carrier plates 10 and the numbering cylinder 18 is retracted and the canceling cylinder 13 applied, and when eight of the void checks have been printed they rextend from the guide'A roller 70 to wellpast the cutting means 80-8l. After the last void check is stamped and passed, the cam 68 restores the carrier 'to numbering position to number the first of the next series.

rod 30 is held forward by the spring 46 which presses the lever tumbler rollers 39 and 40 into the recesses of the tumbler discs 41 and 43 and in order to prevent the disc 41 from ejecting the roller 39, the recess is elongated equal to a length of four driving strokes of the connecting rod 58. On the fourth stroke the dog is released by the rod 30 as' the lever 34 is re-set by the disc 41. The release of the dog and the lifting action of the cam 67 are substantially concurrent. Y

As the medial transverse line cf a full group of the void checks approaches the cutting plane between the rollers 80-81 the cam 91 engages the lever roller 90, the lever is rocked, and plunger 85 is moved endwise against a block 92 on the, at this time interposed, end of push rod 30, the block serving as a filler in the space above the plunger and below the lever arm 84. Up-

ward movement of the plunger then lifts thev rod against the lever arm 84 and this tilts the swing 82 which thrusts the cutter 80, at this time presented to the stock, through the same. The cutter roller 80 is normally retracted as by a spring 93 attached to one of the swing elements and to a fixed part. The cam 91 is designed and set to actuate the cutter only once while the push rod block 92 is interposed.

It is desirable that the automatic numf bering machines 19 each be tripped once during one revolution of their carrying cylinder 18 so that each check R will be numbered consecutively beginning :#:1 and running up to the given limit, #300. Therefore, one ofthe machines 19 will print the odd, and vone will print the even numbers.

A feature of this invention comprises means for actuating the said machines 19 in proper time and which means will be rendered inoperative during the interim of time that the cylinder 18 is retracted. Such means `includes a number machine actuating device 95, being a sleeve, loosely mounted on the shaft 16 and adapted to alternately actuate the machines 19 as they rotate about the device while the latter is held stationary on the shaft as by engagement with the dog 25. When the dog 25 is tripped, the device 95 is released and will then turn with the shaft and machines 19 so that they are not actuated while withdrawn from the web. Restoration of the cylinder 18 and re-application of the dog again locks the device 95 against rot-ation and the numbering is again started at the initial digit, the device 95 having a lug 950 to cooperate with said dog 25 to arrest the latters rotation, and a lug 951 cooperative to actuate the number changing mechanism of the numbering inachines.

The shaft 65 is driven by change-gears to secure any desired ratio of turns as to the web', feed so that any number of unnumbered checks may be run and marked void.

A Afurther feature of the invention resides in the means for automatic-ally winding the printed and numbered strips onto a spool or tube durin the`continued operation of the press and urther provides for the ready introduction of the winding tubes or spools into the winding means without interrupting the operation of the apparatus as a whole. An embodiment of such winding means comprises a reel consisting of a pair of axially spaced rings or plates 100 secured on a shaft 101 that is driven by a'reduction gear 102 engaging a complementary pinion 103 on a shaft 104 geared in desired ratio by change gears 105 in the gear train of the press. This winding reel shaft 101 is arranged below the cutting off means between which means and the reel there is provided. a holding means including a roller 106 having an angular velocity equal to the stock feed and the stock is pressed against the roller 106 by a pressure roller 107 yieldingly mountedY as on a pair of carrier arms 108 provided with a shaft 109. The pressure roller 107 is shown'as operative just above the lower guide 7 5a of the guide wires 75, the latter wire being directed outwardly beyond the guide 75.. The reel plates 100 are provided withdiametrically opposite clutch means, such means comprising a yield-` able pin or detent 110 axially opposite to a clutch disc 111 secured on a. stub shaft 112 on which is provided a driving pinion 113. There is adapted to be readily interposed .between one of the yielding pins or pivots 110 and a clutch face 111 a mandrel 114 having a disc or head 115 at one end to engage the clutch face 111 preferably frictionally so that there may be a relative sliding movement between the driving clutch 111 and the mandrel. Such frictional means' may include yielding springs against which the head 115 bears the springs being indicated at 116.

The mandrels 114 are provided with removable spools or tubes 117 and when one of the mandrels is placed between the clutch means on the reel the mandrel is designed to be rotated into close juxtaposition to the downwardly extending ort-ion of the guide wires 76. Before reachmg this position the applied tube 117 is supplied with a coat-of paste by a feed roller 118 contacting with,

the surface of the tube 117. As the mandrels 114 with their tubes 117 are carried in an orbit about the shaft 101 they are rotated at a speed substantially equal to the rate of travel of the web so that as a tube 117 rolls into contact with the lower end "of a web passing from the feed rollers 107 and 106 the leading end of the web becomes attached by the paste to the tube 117 and this latter is rotated so that the stri-p is continuously Wound up. To secure the desired speed of rotation of the mandrel 114 with its tube 117 the pinions 113 of the mandrels engage and are driven by a master gear 119 which is driven as by a sprocket chain connection 120 in equal speed with the feed roller 106. The speed of the reel is such that by the time one ot' the mandrels 114 has completed about 180 movement the entire strip will have been Wound on one of the tubes 117 the latter can be readily Withdrawn from the clutch means and an empty tube applied. The pressure roller 121 supports the web as it is picked up by a tube 117.

Should the trailing end of the strip from thc guide tend to curl, as it is released below the guide it may be held back against the wires 7 6 by a blast of air from a nozzle 125.

lVhat is claimed is:

1. A web printing press having, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to print successive impressions on the web While it is moving and a mechanism for consecutively numbering successive imprinted sections ot the web; and means for intermittently withdrawing and restoring the numbering mechanism during the operation of the press so as to provide unnumbered printed sections.

2. A'web printing press having, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to print successive impressions on the web while it is moving and .t mechanism for consecutively numbering successive imprinted sections of the web; and means for intermittently withdrawing und automatically restoring the numbering mechanism during the operation of the press so as to provideA unnumbered printed sectlons.

3. A printing press for continuously imprinting successive portions of a traveling web having, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to imprint the web, and automatic consecutive numberingmechanism for successively ynumberingsections of the imprinted web; and means `for automatically :withdrawing .and restoringtheautomatic mechanismffrom and to effective numbering position so ,that a group yot the imprinted sectionsof .the .web will pass vunnumbered.

4. A `printing press having, in 4combination, `means for imprinting successive sections of a. traveling web; an automatic `number-lng machine adapted to be moved into effective iposltlon to consecutively number the imprinted sections and then to be retracted for a predetermined period of time: and means for interrupting the automatic action of the numbering mechanism while the same is in the retracted position.

5. A printing `press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; means for consecutively numbering a predetermined number of the imprlnted sections;

means for retracting the numbering means at the termination of the series being numbered; and means controlled by and operative with the press imprinting means for controlling the retraction of the numbering means.

7. A printing press having, in combination; means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; means for consecutivel numbering a predetermined number of t e imprinted sections; means for retracting the numbering means at the termination of the series being numbered; and means controlled by and operative with the press imprinting means 'for controlling the retraction of the numbering means, and automatic means for restoring the Withdrawn numbering means after a predetermined number of unnumbered imprinted sections have passed.

8. A printing press having, in combination, means for printing consecutive sections of a traveling web, means for numbering a given number of sections in series and then skipping a given number of sections, and i repeating the numbering.

9. A printing press having,E in combination, mea-ns vfor successively imprinting consecutive sectionsy of a travelingweb; means for consecutively 'numbering a predetermined number of the imprinted sections; .means for -retractmg the numberlng -means at `the `fend off :the given series; means for L,

controlling .the said retraction; means ifor ,restoring thexretracted numbering-'means atter agpredetermined number ofthe :unnum-4 bcred imprinted sections 'have passed; .and means .automatically operative vto sever ythe yweb on `a transverse line medially of the seriesV of unnumbered sections.

10. A :printing press having, in colnbinationymeans for successively imprint-ing consecutive vsections-of a traveling web; automatic means for check-numbering a Apredetermined -number of the imprinted sections;

means for Iretracting the vnumbering `means v.

atthe end of the givenfvseries; means for controlling fthe said retraction; .means for restoring the retracted numbering means after a predetermined number of the unnumbered imprinted sections have passed; and means automatically operative to sever the web on a transverse line medially of the series of unnumbered sections.

l1. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutivesections of a traveling Web; a numbering means including a movable element carrying an automatic numbering machine; means for intermittently retracting the numbering means at the end of a predeter f mined series of imprinted numbered sections; and means for timing and controlling the retraction of the numbering means.

12. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; a numbering means including a rotating element carrying an automatic numbering machine; means for intermittently retracting the numbering means at the end of a predetermined series of imprinted number sections; and means for timing and controlling the retraction of the numbering means. the last named means operative by and with the impression means. 1

13. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; a numbering means including a movable element carrying an automatic numbering machine; means for intermittently retracting the numbering means at the end of a predetermined series of imprinted number sections; and means for timing and controlling the retraction of the numbering means, the last named means operative by and with the impression means and including a permutation device.

14. 'A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling Web; a numbering means including a movable element carrying an automatic numbering machine; means for intermittently retracting the numbering means at the end of a predetermined series of imprinted number sections; and means for timing and controlling the r ret-ractionof the numbering means, the last named means operative by and with the impression means; andmeans for determining the period of retraction ofv the numbering means-.` W -IV E y15. .Av printingpress having, in-combination, means for successively imprinting con- .nastreeft the me secutive sections of a traveling web; a num-y beringk means 'including a movable element l carryingan automatic numbering' machine: fme'aliis vfor intermittently retracting the' numberingme'ansat theendof a predeter-v mined series of imprinted number sections and; means for't'iming)`and controlling the reering means, the last" named means operative by and with the im' pression means; and means for determining the period of retraction of the numbering means and for restoring the numbering means to effective position.

16. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; a numbering means including a movable element carrying automatic numbering machines; means for intermittently retracting the numbering means at the end of a predetermined series of imprinted numbered sections; and means for timing and controlling the retraction oi the numbering means.

17. A printing presshaving, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; a numbering means including a movable element carrying an automatic numbering machine; means for intermittently retracting the numbering means at the end of a predetermined series of imprinted numbered sections; and means for timing and controlling the retraction of the numbering means; and means for preventing the automatic action of the numbering machine While it is in the retracted position.

18. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling Web; a numbering means including a movable element carrying automatic numbering machines; means for intermittently retracting the numbering means at the end of a predetermined series of imprinted numbered sections; and means for timing and controllin the retraction of the numbering means; and means for preventing the automatic action of the numbering machines While in the retracted position.

19. A printing press for successively imprinting sections of a continuous traveling Web having, in combination, imprinting means including packing rollers and complementary plate rollers therefor, each adapted to imprint a plurality of times in one revolution; and anumbering means including a packingroller and a complementary roller provided With a plurality of consecutive, numbering machines; and means automatically acting during the operation of and by the printing means for moving the numbering roller toward and from effec-V tive position to permit the numbering ofy successive sections of thevveb for a predeterminednumber and then retracting the? same topermit the passage of the fpredetermined number of sections unnumbered.

20.?A printing press for successively' imy printing sections of a continuousv traveling web having, in combination, imprinting` adapted to" imprint a' plurality of, timesin i one revolution; and a numbering means including a packing roller and a complementary roller provided With a plurality of consecutive, numbering machines; and means automaticall acting during the operation of and by t e printing means for moving the numbering roller toward and from ef- :fective position to permit the numbering of successive sections of the web for a predetermined number and then retracting the same to permit the passage of the predetermined number of sections unnumbered;- and automatic means for severing the printed web on a line transverse to and intermediately of the length of the unnumbered sec-- tions.

21. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting upon consecutive sections of a traveling web; automatically acting, consecutive numbering means including a supporting roller and a roller carrying an automatic numbering machine, the numbering roller being movable tovvard and from effective position to the web on the contiguous supporting roller; means tending to normally Withdraw the numbering roller from effective position; means for normally holding the numbering roller in eiective position; and automatically acting means operative by and with the printing means for tripping the said holding means.

22. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting upon consecutive sections of a traveling yveb; automatically acting, check-numbering means including a supporting roller and a roller carrying an automatic numbering machine, the numbering roller being movable toward and from effective position to the web on the contiguous supporting roller; means tending to normally withdraw the numbering roller from effective position; means for normally holding the numbering roller in effective position; and automatically apting means operative by and with the printing means for tripping the said holding means; and means automatically 'operative to restore the numbering roller to effective position.

23. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting upon consecutive sections of a traveling web; automatically acting, check-numbering means including` a supporting roller and a roller carrying an automatic numbering machine, the numbering roller being movable toward and from eifective position to the web on the contiguous supporting roller; means tending to normally Withdraw the numbering roller from effective position; means for. normally holding the numbering roller in eiective position; and automatically acting means operative by and with the printing means for tripping the said holding means; and means automatically operative to restore the numbering roller to effective position, andl acting approximately concurrently with the resetting of the tripping means.

24. A prmting press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting upon consecutive sections of a traveling web; automatically acting, check-numbering means including a-supporting roller and a roller carrying an automatic numbering ma chine, the numbering roller being movable toward and from effective position to the web on the contiguous supporting roller; means tending to normally withdraw the numbering roller from efectiveposition;

4means for normally holding the numbering roller in eective position; and automatically acting means operative by and with the printing means for tripping the said holding means; and mea-ns for automatically severing the web on a line across the unnumbered portion thereof.

25. A printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting upon consecutive-sections of a traveling Web; automatically acting. check-.numbering means including a supporting roller and a roller carrying an automatic numbering machine, the numbering roller being movable toward and from effective position to the web on the contiguous supporting roller; means tending to normally Withdraw the numbering roller from effective position; means for normally holding the numbering roller in effective position; and automatically acting means operative by and with the printing means for tripping the said holding means; and means for automatically severing the web on a line across the unnumbered portion thereof, the said severing means beingV controlled by the aforesaid tripping means.

26. A web printing press having. in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of the traveling web; means for automatically numbering in regular order a predetermined number of the imprinted sections; means for interrupting the said numbering for a predetermined. period; means for punching the web on transverse lines between contiguous imprinted sections; and means for automatically severing the web upon a transverse line intermediately between the ends of a group of the unnumbered sections so that a complete strip that is severed Jfrom the press includes a complete consecutively numbered group section and has at each end an unnumbered section.

27. A web printing press having, in combination, means for imprinting consecutive vsections of the traveling web and including step by step during the consecutive printing of the web, and numbering means controlled by said device.

28. A web printing press having, in combination, means for imprinting consecutive sections of the traveling web and including a rotar member; a permutation device operative y connected to the rotary member so that the permutation device will be operad step by step during the consecutive printing of the web, said permutation device consisting of change wheels of predetermined ratio relation; a numbering mechanism, a carrier for said mechanism by which it is moved toward and from the traveling web; means for actuating the carrier to withdraw the numbering mechanism; means for engaging the carrier and holding it with the numbering mechanism in operative position; an-dl a tripping means operative and controlled b-y the permutation device for throwing the carrier holding means.

'29. A web printing press having, in combination, means for imprinting consecutive sections of the traveling web and including a rotary member; a permutation device operatively connected to the rotary member so that the permutation device will be operatedstep by ste during the consecutive printing of the we and cutting-olf means controlled by the permutation device.

30. A web printing press having, in combination, means for imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; automatically operative means for consecutively numbering a predetermined series 'of the printed sections; means for withdrawing the numbering means at and for a predetermined period to interrupt the numbering; andy means for marking the unnumbered sections when the numbering means is Withdrawn.

31. A web printing press having, in combination, continuously operative means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of the web; and alternately acting means for numbering in-regular order a given series of the printed sections and for interrupting the numbering, and marking of unnumbered sections to characterize the same.

32. Al web printing press having, in combination, continuously operative means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of the web; and alternately acting means for numbering in regular order a given series of the printed sections and for interrupting the numbering and marking of unnumbered sections to characterize the same; and means controlled by the operation of the printing means for rendering effective the numbering and the marking means.

33. A web printing press having, in combination, continuously operative means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of the web; an alternating acting means for numberingv in regular order a given series of the printed sections and for interrupting the numbering and marking of unnumbered sections to characterize the same; andmeans controlled by the operation of the printing means for alternately rendering effective the numbering and the marking means.

34. A web printing press having, in combination, continuouslyioperative means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of the web; an alternately acting means for numbering in regular order a given series ofy the printed sections and for interrupting the numbering and marking of unnumbered sections to characterize the same; and means acting in timed relation to the numbering and marking means for severing the web to produce a strip having a complete numbered series with ends characteristically marked.

35. A web printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; an automatic numbering means for consecutively numbering a predetermined series of the imprinted sections; means for marking certain of the imprinted sections to characterize the same; and means for alternately throwing the numbering means and the said marking means into eective position in, such manner that when the numbering means is withdrawn the sections of the web that are unnumbered will be characteristically marked by the marking means.

36. A web pr1nting press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web; an automatic numbering means for consecutively numbering a predetermined series of the imprinted sections; means for marking certain of the imprinted sections to characterize the same; a means for alternately throwing the numbering means and the said marking means into eilective position in such manner that when the numbering means is withdrawn the sections of the web that are unnumbered will be characteristically marked by the marking means; and permutation means controlled by the printing means and effective to control actuation of the means connected to the numbering and the marking means.

37. A web printing press having, in combination, a means for consecutively printing a traveling web; a carrier provided with an automatically operative check-numbering means applicable to the traveling web and a marking means applicable to the traveling web, and means for moving the carrier to render the numbering and marking means alternately eiiective.

38. A web printing press having, in combination, a means for consecutively printing a traveling web; a carrier provided with an automatically operative check-numbering means applicable to the traveling web and a marking means applicable to the traveling web, and means for moving the carrier to render the numbering and marking means alternately eective; and control mechanism for the carrier including a changeable permutation device connected to and operative by the printing means.

39. A web printing press having, in combination, a continuously operative printing means for imprinting consecutive sections of the traveling web; a carrier with alternately applicable numbering means and marking means; means for holding the carrier in one position while the numbering means is eli'ective; means including a permutation device for tripping the holding means at the end of a numbered series of the sections; means for oscillating the carrier to apply the marking means while the numbering means is withdrawn; and means for restoring the numbering means after a predetermined number of sections have passed.

40. A web printing press having, in combination, a continuously operative printing means for imprinting consecutive sections of the traveling web; a carrier with alternately applicable numbering means and marking means; means for holding the carrier in one position while the numbering means is effective; means including a permutation device for tripping the holding means at the end of a numbered series of the section; means for oscillating the carrier to apply the marking means ywhile the numbering means is withdrawn;,a means for restoring the numbering means after a predetermine number of sections have passed; and, cutting-0E means operative to sever the web and controlled by the restoring means.

41. A printing press having'means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for numbering a given number of sections consecutively, then skipping and repeating; and means for automatically severing the web at the unnumbered sections.

42. A printing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for numbering a given number of sections consecutively, then skipping and repeating; and means for characterizing the unnumbered sections.

43. A springing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for numbering a given number of sections consecutively, then skipping and repeating; means for automatically severing the web at the unnumbered, sections; and means for characterizing the unnumbered y sections.

442A printing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for applylng consecutive numbers to a series of sections, skipping a given number and then repeating; means for automatically severing the web across the unnumbered parts and means for successively winding the strips from the web.

45. A printing press having means for printing consecutive sections ofi a web; means for applying consecutive numbers to a series of sections, skipping a' given number and then repeating; means for automatically severing the web across the unnumbered parts and means for successively Winding the strips from the web and from which each complete, Wound strip is removed during the operation of the press.

46. A: printing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for applying consecutive numbers to a series of sections and then repeating, and means for automatically severing the web on a line between each complete series.

47. A printing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web;

means for applying consecutive numbers to a series of sections and 'then repeating, and means for automatically severing the web on a line between each complete series and means for separately winding each number strip cut from the web.

48. A printing press having means for printin consecutive sections of a web;

Imeans or applying consecutive numbers to a series of sections, skipping a given number and then repeating; means for automatically severing the web across the unnumbered part; and means for successively winding the strips from the web, said means including a reeling device for holding de.

tachable core tubes on which the strips are wound.

49. A printing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for applying consecutive numbers to a series of sections, skipping a given number and then repeating; means for automatically severing the web across the unnumbered part; and means for successively winding the strips from the web, said means including a reeling device for holding a plurality of detachable core Itubes on which the strips are wound. v

50. A printing 'press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for applying consecutive numbers to a series of sections and then repeating; reeling means for holding the core devices on which the web is continuously wound, and means for automatically severing the web on aline between each'complete series.

51. A printing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; v

web on a line between each complete series and from which' the said devices may be readily removed while the reel is operating.

52. A printing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for applying consecutive numbers to a series of sections and then repeating; reeling means for holding the core devices on which the web is continuously wound, means for automatically severing the web on a line between each complete series, and means for applying an adhesive to the cores to attach the leading end of the .web to a core.

53. A printing press having means for printing consecutive sections of a web; means for applying consecutive numbers to a series ot' sections and then repeating, and means for automatically severing the web on a line between each complete series, guide means along which the web passes to and from the severing means, and means for separately reeling each strip cut from the web.

54. A printing press having means for printing consecutive sec-tions of a web; means for applying consecutive numbers to a series of sections and then repeating, means for automatically severing the web on a line between each complete series, guide means along which the web passes to and from the severing means, means for separately reeling each strip out from the web, and strip holding and feeding means interposed between the cutting means and the reeling means.

55. In a machine of the class described, in combination, a device to print consecutive numbers on a traveling web, normally operative means to operative position, means to restrain the operation of the moving means, and means controlled by the printing of a selective number of consecutive numbers for releasing the restraining means.

56. In a machine of the class described, in combination, a device to print consecutive numbers on a traveling web, normally operative means to move the said device into inoperative position, means to restrain the operation of the moving means, means controlled by the printing of a selective number of consecutive numbers for releasing the restraining means, and a permutating device operated in synchronism with the movement of the web for releasing the restraining means when a predetermined number of consecutive numbers have been printed.

57. 1n a machine of the class described, in combination, means to print consecutive numbers on a traveling web, normally operative means to move the printing means int'o inoperative position, means to restrain the operation of the moving means, and interchangeable permutating devices for controlmove the said device into in-Y ling the release of the restraining means after a number of selective numbers have been printed.

58. In a machine of the class described, in combination, means to print consecutive numbers on a traveling web, normally operative means to move the printing means into inoperative position, means to restrain the operation of the moving means, interchangeable permutating devices for controlling the release of the restraining means after a -number of selective numbers have been printed, and means controlled by the movin of the printing device into inoperative position to mark the web at intervals corresponding to the spacing of the consecutive numbers.

59. A web printing press including, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cyliners cooperative to print successive impressions on the web while it. is moving, numbering mechanism adapted to print on the moving web, a marking cylinder adapted to print on the moving Web, means adapted to punch the moving web, means adapted to sever the web, and devices for coordinating the operation of the aforesaid elements to cause the web to be printed, numbered marked, punched and severed at predetermined places at repeated intervals during operation of the machine.

60. A web printing press including, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to print successive impressions on the web while it is moving, numbering mechanism adapted to print on the moving web, a marking cylinder adapted to print on the moving web, means adapted to punch the moving web, means adapted to sever the Web, and devices for coordinating the operation of the aforesaid elements to cause the web to be printed, numbered, marked, punched and severed at predetermined places at repeated intervals during operation of the machine, core supply mechanism and means coordinating the operation of the core supply mechanism with the operation of the press to cause the` printed, numbered, marked and punched web strips to be wound on respective cores.

6l. A web printing press including, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to print successive impressions on the web while it is moving, numbering mechanism adapted to print on the moving web, a marking cylinder adapted to print on the moving web, means adapted to punch the moving web, means adapted to sever the web, and devices for coordinating the operation of the aforesaid elements to cause the web to be printed, numbered,

marked, punched and severed at predetermined places at repeated intervals during operation of the machine, said numbering mechanism including a numbering machine vrotative to effect' printing, and means to actuate said numbering machine to change the numbers including a -device rotatable with said numbering machine, means to arrest ro- /tation of said device in position to lcooperate to change the numbers as the lnumbering ma# chine rotates, and a permutation device for operationof the machine, said numbering time of actuation of said carrier.

mechanism including a numbering machine rotative to effect rmting, said devices including a ,pivote lcarrier on which said numbering machine is rotatively supported,

.means adapted to rock said carrier to move said numbering machine into and out of positionA to cooperate to print and a permutation device connected for determining the 63. A web printing press including, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to print successive impressionson the web while it is moving, numberin mechanism adapted to print on the moving web, a marking. cylinder adapted to print on the moving web,means adapted to punch the moving web, means adapted to sever the web, and devices for coordinatingthe operationof the aforesaid elements to cause the web to be printed, numbered,

' marked, punched and severed at predetermined places at repeated intervals during operation of the machine, said numbering mechanism includinga numbering machine rotative to effect rinting, said devices including a pivoted carrier on which said numbering machine is rotatively supported, means adapted to rock said carrier to move said numbering machine into and out of position to cooperate to rint and a permutation device connected or determining the time of actuation of said carrier, said connections including an oscillatable tripping dog movable into and out ofthe oscillatory path of said carrier. Y

64:. A web printing press including, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to print successive impressions on the web while itgis moving, numberin mechanism adapted to print on the moving web, a marking cylinder adapted to print on the moving web, means adapted to punch the moving web, means adapted to sever the web, and devices for coordinating the operation of the aforesaid elements to cause the web to be printed, numbered, marked, punched and severed at predeterminedA places at repeated intervals during operation of the machine, said numbering mechanism including a numbering machine rotative to effect printing, said devices including a pivoted carrier on which said marking cylinder' and said numberin'g machine are rotatively supported, the one t0 move into position to print as the other moves out of position to print, means adapted to rock sa1d carrier, and a permutatlon device connected for determining the time of actuation of said carrier. l

65. A web printing press including, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to print successive impressions on the web while it is moving,

numbering mechanism adapted to print 0n` the moving web, a marking cylinder adapted to print on the moving web, means adapted to punch the moving web, means ada ted to sever the web, and devices for coordmat- ,ng the operation of the aforesaid elements to cause the web to be printed, numbered,

marked, punched and severed at predetermined places at repeated intervals during operation of the machine, said severing means includin a pair of cutting cylinders one movable re atve to the other into and out of cooperative relation tocut the web,

said Ynumbe'rin mechanism including a numbering mac me rotative to eect printing, means to cause change of numbers' of the numbering machine during operation of the press, means adapted to set the number` ing machine in operative and inoperative condition'to effect printing, and a permutation device connected to control the interval between the time 'of cuttin operation of .said cutting cylinders and t e time of setting said numbering machine in inoperative condition.

66. A web printing press including, in combination, packing cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to-print successive impressions `on the web while it is moving,

numbering mechanism adapted to print on the moving web, a marking cylinder adapted to print on the moving web, means adapted to'punch the moving web, means adapted to sever the web,and devices for coordmating the operation ofthe aforesaid elements to cause the web to be printed, numbered, marked, punched, and severed at predetermined places at repeated intervals during operation of the machine core supply mechanism and means coordinating the operation of the core supply mechanism with the operation of the press to cause the printed, numbered, marked and punched web strips to be wound on respective cores, said numbering mechanism including a numbering malas chine rotative to effect printing, said devices.

including a pivoted carrier on which said marking cylinder and said numbering machine are rotatively supported, the one to move into position to print as the other moves out of position to print, means adapted to rock said carrier, a permutation device driven in timed relation with the press, and connections from said permutation device to determine the time of actuation of said carrier, said severing mechanism and said core supply mechanism.

67. A web printing press including, in combination, pac-king cylinders and plate cylinders cooperative to print successive impressions on the Web while it is moving, numbering mechanism adapted to print on the moving Web, a marking cylinder adapted fto print on the moving web, means adaptedl to punch the moving web, means adapted to sever the web, and devices for coordinating the operation of the aforesaid elements to cause the web to be-printed, numbered, marked, punched and severed at predeterminedplaces at repeated intervals during operation of the 'machine, said devices including a permutation device driven in timed relation with the operation of the plate cylinders, and connections between said permutation device and said numbering mechanism, marking cylinder and web severing means for determining the tlme of performance of the respective operations of these several devices with respect to each other.

68. A web printing press fhaving, in combination, means for imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling Web, automatically operative means for consecutively numbering a. predetermined series of the printed sections, means for rendering the numbery69. A web printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web, an automatic numbering means for consecutively numbering a predetermined series of the imprinted sections, means for marking certain of the imprinted sections to characterize the same, and means for alternately throwing the numbering means and thev said marking means into effective position in such manner that when the numbering means is inoperative the sections of the web that are unnumbered will be characteristically marked by the marking means.

70. A web printing press having, in combination, means for successively imprinting consecutive sections of a traveling web, an automatic numbering means for consecutively numbering a predetermined series of the imprinted sections, means for -marking certain of the imprinted sections to characterize the same, means for alternately throwing the numbering means and the said marking means into eiective position in such manner that when the numbering means is inoperative'the sections-of the web that are unnumbered Will be characteristically marked by' the marking means, and permutation means controlled by the printing means and effective to control actuation of the means connected to the numbering and the markin means. A

n testimony whereof, have hereunto set my handn GLARENCE'L. JOHNSTON.

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US2912926 *Oct 5, 1956Nov 17, 1959Champlain Company IncStamp printing apparatus
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Classifications
U.S. Classification101/76, 101/224, 101/67, 101/221
International ClassificationB41L5/14, B41L5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41L5/14
European ClassificationB41L5/14