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, w. P. LADD STENCIL MARKER Patented May l2, 1925@ 'r rice.
rApplication lerl ilfarch y2S, 1923. Serial No. 627,644.
To all wlw/nr t may concern.'
Be it known that I, VVAL'rEi-i Fourni: Lann7 a citizen of the United States of America, and residing at 34e St. James Street, in the city of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec, in the Dominion of Canada, have vinvented a new and useful Stencil lilarker, ot which the following is the specilication. j
rlhe invention relates to a stencil marker, as described in the present specification and shown in the accon'ipanying drawings that form part of the same.
rFhe invention consists essentially of the novel features pointed out broadly and speciiically in the claims for novelty following a description containing an explanation in detail ot an acceptable form or' the invention. n
The objects of the invention are to identiiiy balls in games to the player or side owning them, which is particularly desirable in the game of golf, where so many balls are temporarily lost, and on being found are not traceable to the owner; to avoid confusion resulting trom the similarity oit' one ball to the other owing to the 'fact that many players in the one club use the same make of ball; to eliminate disputes and disagreements and unnecessary acrimony during the progress ot a gaine; to encourage diligence and honesty `in caddies and others searching for balls and enable them to reach the real owners of the found balls and be properly rewarded; to facilitate the work ot the professionals in the various clubs; to furnish a marker ior various uses that will print a naine, character, symbol or any form of private marking desired in such a manner as to make `it practically inetiaceable under all ordinary conditions or' exposure torweather and distinguish the article from others oi its kind; andV generally to provide a simple and efficient marliing tool ot a durable and serviceable nature.`
In the drawings FiOui-e 1 is a vlan view oit the marker showing a ball set in place` ior marking and one lever handle broken away to disclose the ink phial.
Figure 2 is au enlarged perspective view ot the type rack and type.
Figure 3 is a perspective view showing the cover plate for the type rack.
Figure el is an inside plan view of one lever handle.
Figure 5 is an inside plan view of the other lever handle.
Figure G is an enlarged longitudinal sec tional4 view of a lever handle broken away towards the outer end and disclosing the .inlfing member on its ink pad.
Figure 7 is `a detail of the inking member removed from its chamber in the lever handle. j j
Figure 8 is a sectional detail showing a fragmentary view ot' a lever handle and a modified form of inking member broken away. i
Like, numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the various igures.
Referring to the drawings, the lever arms l and 2 are pivotally joined at their inner ends by the pivot 3 and are `formed with the straight handle portions et and 5 and the bellying sections G and 7 adapted to enclose the ball for marking and terminating in said pivot 3.
The lever arms 1 and 2 are made throughout of channelled pieces preferably in metal and closed at the outer ends by the walls 8 and 9, thereby forming longitudinal chambers tor the various parts between said'end walls and the pivot point.
The ilat strip 10 oi' springl metal forms the bottom and ends of the pad chamber `11 adjacent to the outer end of the` lever arm 1 and is secured to the outer wall ot said lever arm by the rivets 12 and 13'.
The upturned ends 14 and 15 of the strip 10 form the end walls of the pad chambers and these end walls 14 and 15 are offset inwardly at 16 and 17 respectively and 'from the extremities project upwardly in-the vertical extensions 18 and 19 beyond the side walls oi' the channelled arms 1 land 2, the
projecting ends 20 and 21 being bent backwardly for operating purposes. n
Thefinlring pad 22 is formed of telt and absorbent paper contained in the metal case 23, which is held to the arm 1 by the aforesaid rivets 12and 13. l j
The inking device 24 is formed of the lrame 25 having the central spring opening 26 and the downwardly flanged ends 27 and 28 terminating in the outwardly projecting lugs 29 and 30, each flange having a spring slot 31 throughwhich the flat spring 32 extends projecting-beyond the iiangesQT and 28 at each of its curled ends 33 and The rubber inking strip 35 is iixedly mounted on the under side of the spring 32 and gathers its ink from the pad 22.
The knob 36 is rigidly secured to `the frame 25 in the opening 26 and is recessed from the inner side to contain the spiral spring 37 and the latter engages the fiat spring 32 and pushes it outwardly from the frame 25 until the curled ends 33 and 34 come into contact with the flanges 27 and 28, thereby forming a curved .inking strip for the purpose of applying ink to the type cor? as a back for the type 45 and the arc-shaped ribs 46 and 47, the latter at the inner edge and the former intermediate of t-he depth of said reduced portion, said ribs titt-'ng into the transverse slots 48 and 49 in each of the type. rlhe type 45 are formed with rather narrow faces 50 to the letters, so that they may be used with stencil eii'ect.
The type 45 when in position are flush I with the higher surface of type rack plate and the cover plate 5l completely7 covers said type rack plate andthe stems of the type, the latter at the letter ends projecting beyond both plates.
The cover plate 51 is kept in position by the fastening screws 52 and 53 through the type rack plate and side walls of the arm 1 and is aligned by the dowel pins .i4 and 55 regstering with corresponding holes in the type rack plate. y
The type thus arranged are directly opposite the ball rest and consequentlyA the ball is between the said rest and saidktype and all that is required is to bring the handle ends towards one another by pressure and thereby stencil tliedetters of' the type into the ball and as these letters have previously been inked by the application of the inking strip, the ink will leave an indelible impression sunk into the ball surface without in any way affecting the playing qualities of said ball.
In Figure S a modified form `of inking device is shown in which the knob 5G is secured to a frame 57 formed with an under face 5S arcfshaped in longitudinal secthis releases the pad 59, which is then applied to the type 45 for the purpose of marking` the ball,
The description of the details of this marker has been mostly confined to golfballs butv it is obvious that with alterations here and there it may be used for marking dfferent articles. i
The stencilling and marking` are ofcourse done coincidently as it is really sinking the marking of indelible ind'a ink, so that it can not be scraped off or readily hidden by paint as the ink naturally follows the type through the surface and spreads and leaves its trace throughout the indent.
lWhat I claim is 1. In a marking devlce, pincer arms shaped between pivot and handle to receive a ball and carrying intermediately on one arm a ball cup, and an arc-shaped type rack car- 4ried by the other handle opposite said ball cup and having means therewithin for holding the type in an arc-shaped row corresponding with the ball surface.
2. In al marking device, a pair of pincer arms pivotally oined at their outer ends and having inner handle ends, a type rack formed of a platev reduced in th'ckness and having ribs engaging the type, interchangeable type mounted in said rack and acover plate secured over said type and rigid with the rack plate. y
3. In a marking device, a pair of p'ncer arms pivotally joined at their outer ends and having handles at the other end, an arcshaped type rack intermediately supported and reduced in thickness for a portion of its `wdth and forming a rshoulder as a back for the type and having arc-shaped ribs and interchangeable type having narrow ink faces to the let-ters and slots fitting` said ribs. Signed at hiiont-real, Canada, this 22nd day of March, 1928.
' v VA'LTER PORTER LADD.