US 1514109 A
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NOV 1924. 1,514,199
H. STENSTROM MONOGRAM MAKING MACHINE Filed July 50 1.923
ATTORNEY with the hands of a Patented Nov. 4, 1924.
entice P-ATEN HELFBID STE-NSTROM, OF YORK, N. Y.
Application filed m .30,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HnLFmnSrEivsrRoM,
a subject of the King of Sweden, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Monogramhlak-ing Machines, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to printing machines and has particular reference to a de-- vice for forming monograms. i
The principal object of the invention is the provision of a device of the classnien tioned wherein any suitable combination of letters may be brought into proper align ment and locked therein so as to form a monogram for impressing the same upon the bands of hats or other personal property.
Another object of the invention is to pro-- vide a monogram forming device which may be used in connection with a suitable machine for bringing the same downinto operative engagement with the surface to be printed, or th same may be brought down person.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a monogram forming device which is simple in construction,easy to assemble, and cheap of manufacture.
With these and other objects in View, the invention resides in the certain novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully describedin the specification, are pointed out in the appended claims, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in I which Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view through my improved invention. I
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view therethrough on the line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 8 is a detail plan view showing the letters forming a monogram in. proper hori- Zontal alignment.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, the reference numeral 10 designates a spindl having a relatively long squared portion 11 terminating in a collar 12. Insortable on the squared portion 11 is a sleeve 13 provided with a square bore 14: of a size to snugly receive the squared portion 11 of the spindle. One end of the sleeve 13 is externally screw threaded as at 15, and the other end is formed with an annular flange 16 for abutment against the collar 12, the
1923,. Serial in). 654,683.
inner face of the flange being provided witlra pair of diametrically opposed pins 17 for a purpose to be described. 1
The numeral 18 designates a plurality of identical disks, any number of which may be employed, but in the present instance"! only three have been shown which is the usual number employed for forming a monogram. The outer periphery of the disks 18 are each provided with a type 19 of any suitable de sign, the same being alphabetically ar ranged and constituting allthe letters of the alphabet. Each disk 18 has'one of its faces provided witha; pair of diametrically opposed pins f 20, and its other face formed with a plurality of recesses 21, one recess' for eachletter of the alphabet. These pins and recesses co -act to lock the, disks in their proper position when the respective type are brought into horizontal alignment to form the desired monogram. The pins 17 on the flange 16 co -act with the recesses 21 on the innermost disk, and the pins on the innermost disk co-act with the recesses in the adjacent disk. As hereinbefore stated the desired type are brought into horizontal alignment thereby bringing the pins opposite their respective recesses after which a nut 22 is screw threaded upon the threaded end of the sleeve 13 to jamb the disks together so as to bring the pins and recesses into coacting engagement. It will be seen that the squared portion of the spindle serves to prevent rotation of the sleeve, and the pins, recesses and nut serve to lock the disks in position upon the sleeve. lVhen the disks have been moved to form a particular monogram, the spindle may be mounted in a suitable machine so as to bring the device down into operative engagement with the surfaces to be printed, or if desired the end of the spindle may be grasped by the fingers of the hand and brought into contact with the surfaces to be printed.
VVherein there has been shown and described what I deem to be the best embodiment of my invention, I wish it to be understood that changes, alterations and modifications as come within the claims may be resorted to when desired.
What is claimed as new is:
1. In a device for printing a monogram, a spindle having a squared shank, a plurality of disks having type arranged on their outer peripheries, said disks being mounted upon said spindle, co-acting means on said disks for locking the same in proper position of adjustment, and means for preventing turning of said disks about said spindle, said means including a sleeve provided with a squared bore for co-action with the squared shank of said spindle.
2. In a device for printing a monogram, the combination with a plurality of disks having type alphabetically arranged on their outer peripheries, a spindle, a sleeve slidable over said spindle, means for preventing the rotation of said sleeve about said spindle,co-acting means on said disks and said sleeve for locking the same after proper registration of said/type, and means for holding said 'co-acting means in co-acting relation.
3. In a device of the class described, the combination with a hollow sleeve, a flange formed on one end of said sleeve, external screw threads formed on the other end of said sleeve, a plurality of disks having their outer peripheries provided with type constituting the letters of the alphabet, co-actmg means on said disks for locking the same in position after the type have been brought into proper horizontal alignment, means on said flange for preventing rotation of said disks about said sleeve, and a nut for coactionwith the threads on said sleeve for jambing said disks together.
l. A printing device comprising a spindle having a relatively long squared portion, a
collar formed on said spindle, a sleeve provided with a squared bore for sliding ongagement with said squared portion, a flange on one end of said sleeve for abutme'nt against said collar, a plurality of disks Intestim'ony whereof I have aflixed my signature.