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Patented Oct. Z7, 1925.
'UNITED maePiLYINGm-nonmn Afpplicatiion'lei Septembergjlie. Serial No. 736,247.
To. aZZw/Lom t may .conce/m:
.Be ,it .known that .we,.MAXI MILIAN KLEIN and JOHN A. Sfrmmjcitizens of the VUnited States, residing, respectively, at .North Pla-infield, lin Zthe county .o'hliddleseX and State-of New Jersey, and ANew York, in
the county and State of New York,'have in- .vented .a new and useful Improvement in Tip-Applyi g Machines, fof W'hichlthe tol- .lowing yis a specification.. n 1
.This .invention relates Yto .an improved tip applying machine', particularly adapted `'for .use in y,connection'-.w'rth ya .cigarette machine of .the l continuous-rod type, vin which .tips of 'cork o-rother,s.uitahle material are ap'- 'plied tov a lconstantly `traveling- 4strip rof paper which 1benoit-les ztheffwrapper .of the 4cigarette yrod and of j' the individual cigarettes cut'therejfron'my 1 i f Y.
In tip-applying -machines heretofore used for the purposefahove mentioned, .the tips have fbeen applied l-to the ,.eonsta-ntly .travel- `fing strip vof lpaper while .tl-ley wer'etraveling `in thesame direction "and atfthe samespeied as said strip. The'appl-ieation off-.thetip yto the strip of paper was usually ei'ected'by -a -rollingconta-ct of `.the tip supportwith the vtraveling strip, andthe time available. for .pressing together the vtip wand Athe ystrip was so short "that the tips sometimes :failed to stick 4to the Ystr-ip. fwlien :this occurred, itl
would not .be discovereduntil after thevt-ipless part of the strip ,of paper .had passed through 'the :cigarette'machine and bec-ame a cigarettewvrapper. 'Gustomarily, :the tip -nraterial, as .applied tothe istrip of paper, was wide'enough ttor Atwo -tips and "the ycut rettes was inade through'the middle -of-the Vapplied tip, so that a part "ofthey material would form `the tip vof' another cigarette. Vtlhenever the tip material failed jto stick to the stripor was imperfectly attached"thereto, two cigarettes would '1l-rave ato lbe drer stroyed because the misplaced tip .for
. or not 'the-said Strip .be a stripilof paperto be used as 'a' cigarette wrapper, comprising mechanism for intermittently arresting minorpa'rts of said strip, and mechanism l for app'lylng' tipslto lthe arrested parts', preferably/'by simultaneously .pressing together all parts of the .tip and an arrested part fofathe strip. vA further object i-st'he production of a machine of the? character above indicated,y in which ythe tipl material is given fa slow and ycontinuous movementin a `path "which crosses thevpathk oflthe travelingstrip, in order to avoid -the Vdi iiicultie's encountered in tip-applying machines heretofore used,
wherein fthe tipi. material wis/,as g'fivenv an intermittentmovement. .With this and other objects not speciiicallyv mentioned Ain viewf, `the invention consists incertain construcktions and combinations of elements which will be yhereinafter fully described yand then specifically set forth in the claims hereunto appended,V
In the .accompariying draWings, which .form ,a .pant Aof this .specification and vin ,i
vwhich -like .characters of reference indicate the :sameorlike parta-F lig. `1 is afrontelevatioin ipartly r.in section, of ar machine .con-
structed in accordance with the invention; Fig.;2..isfan .end elevation, also partly in section, .of `Athe structure ishownin Fig; 1 and Fig. '3 .is a sectional view, `on lan Y-enlargec'l ,scale,;taken on thelineB-BinF-ig. 1.v
In carryingthefinvention into eii'ect, there Ais'provideiamachineforjapplyingtips Yto .a f
constantlytrave-ling strip, comprising mechanismr for -interni-itten tlyy arresting .minor- :pants of said `strip .in :order to -gain time within-which Itips maybe rkappliedvt'oysaid Ajparts vwithoutrv interrupting the constant -travelxof'jthe .major part of the strip, .and mechanism for'applying tipsfto .the arrested parts. Y ,A
In the Shest iwfconstructi/-on-S, the arresting .mechanism is operative ite vsuccessively arrest said parts, `and Vthe applying. mechanism Vis 5operative towfsuccessively apply tips tofsaid parts, although in 'certainconstrucltionsa @plurality `olipaits of thestrip Vmay be simultaneously .arrested and aplurality of tips may be simultaneously applied thereto; vthe arresting mechanism-is cam-actuated and the apply-ing mechanism is -in part continu- '.ously operative and in part intermittently operative; the arresting. mechanism includes stationary and movable strip-guiding devices and means for producing reciprocations of said movable devices in the path of said strip; and the applying mechanism includes means for advancing an adhesive tip ribbon in a path crossing the path of said strip, and means for severing a tip from said ribbon and pressing together said tip and said strip at said crossing.
The foregoing parts may be widely varied in construction within the scope of the claims, for the particular machine selected `to illustrate the invention is but one of many possible concrete embodiments of the same. The invention therefore is not to be restricted to the precise details of the structure shown and described.
Referring to the drawings, S indicates a constantly traveling strip, as of cigarette wrapping paper, which is unwound from a reel, as shown at the right in Fig. 1, and traveling toward t-he left in that figure, its motion being produced by the rod forming mechanism of a cigarette machine when the present machine is used in connection with such cigarette machine. 1t is to be understood, however, that the use of the present invention is notprestricted to use in connection with a cigarette machine, for the present machine may be used for applying labels or the like to a constantly traveling strip of material for other purposes.
Mechanism is provided for intermittently arresting minor parts of the strip S without interrupting the constant travel of the maj or part thereof, in order that time may be lgained within which a tip or label may be applied to the strip. As shown, this mechanism includes stationary' strip-guiding de vices or rollers 4L and 5 and movable stripguiding devices or rollers 6 6. Means are provided for producing reciprocations of the movable strip-guiding rollers 6 6 in the path of the strip S. This means is camactuated and includes a slide 7, carrying the rollers 6 6 and reciprocating in slideways 8 8 supported by the frame 9 of the machine. The slide 7 is reciprocated by means of a link 10, one end of which is stationarily pivoted at 11 to the slide 7, its other end being pivoted at 12 to a block 13 slidably mounted in an arm 14. carried by a short shaft 15 journaled in the frame 9. The shaft 15 carries an arm 16 which is connected by means of a link 17 with a bellcrank 18 19 fulcrumed on a bar 20 supported by the frame 9. The arm 19 of the bell-crank 18 19 carries a bowl 21 running on the perimeter of a cam 22 fast on a shaft 23, which is the main cam shaft of the machine. The cam bowl 21 is held in contact with the perimeter of the cam 22 by means of a tension spring 24 of Well known construction and operation. The cam' shaft .23 is. driven by a gear 25 ifvhchis fast thereon and which is driven by a. pinion 26 fast on a short shaft 27 which also carries a bevel gear 28 driven by a similar bevel gear 29 splined on a. power shaft 30 having a clutch mechanism generally indicated by the reference character 31 and of well known construction and operation.
By the mechanism just described, reciprocations of the slide 7 are produced alongside the path of the strip S, and the cam 22 is so formed that the rearward movement of the slide 7, and of course of the strip-guiding rollers 6 6, is equal to the forward movement of the strip S when the minor operation of said strip extending from the roller 6 to the other roller 6 is to be arrested for the application of a tip or other device to said strip.
Cigarette machines of the standard type are capable of making cigarettes of different sizes by simple readjustment. lVhen the present invention is to be used in connection with a cigarette machine, the readjustment of the cigarette machine necessitates readjustment of the tip-applying machine and means are therefore provided for varying the amplitude'of the reciprocations of the slide 7 and movable strip-guiding rollers 6 6 which are carried thereby. It will be remembered that one end of the link 10 is pivoted to t-he block 13 which is slidable in the arm 14. The block 13 is moved by means of an adjusting screw 32 rotatably mounted in a bearing 33 formed on the upper part of the arm 14, the threaded part of the screw being in engagement with a boss 31formed on the block 13. The means for varying the amplitude of the reciprocation of the slide f and strip-guiding rollers 6 6 is therefore screw-actuated, and when the point 12, at which one end of the link 10 is pivoted to the block 13, is moved upwardly or toward the aXis of the shaft 15, the recip- Yrocations of the slide will be shortened, as
when shorter cigarettes are to be tipped. inversely, when the said point is moved away from the axis of the shaft 15, the reciprocations of the slide and strip-guiding rollers 6 6 will be lennthened, as whenlonger cigarettes are to be tipped.
However the movement of the Constantly traveling strip S is produced, the mechanism so far described operates to intermittently arrest minor parts of said strip so that tips or other material may be applied thereto, as desired.
Mechanism is provided for applying tips to the arrested parts of the strip S. This mechanism includes a tip support adjacent the path of the strip and an arrested part of said strip, the pressure being simultaneously applied to the entire surface of the tip and the tip being severed from an adhesive tip ribbon marked l. drawn from a reel, 4as at the right in Fig. 2, and z ulvanceil.
described. y Ydescribed, the suction turret is given a to a position adjacent thevpathof the strip S. As shown, the tip support includes a suctionfturret generally indicated by the ref erence character 35, provided with a-series of suction apertures 36through its periphery, and with Van interior suction chamber 37 in` communication with said apertures and with a pipe 38 connecting the chamber 37 lwith a suitable suction producing mecha rto-advance the tipfribbon R to a position adjacent the path of the strip S and in a path crossing the path of the strip S at the point where a Aminor part of said strip is arrested. For the purpose of giving the turret this -slow movement, 'it is Vmounted on a shaft 4l, being held thereon by moans of a tapered bearing and thumb Vscrew 42.
The shaft 4l is journaled in suitable bearings in a frame 43 slidably mounted in the frame 9, the frame 43 being movable vertically by means of an adjusting screw 44, having an operating knob 45 at the top of the machine, the purpose of this adjustment being to permit theV use of different sized suction turrets when different sized cigarettes are to be made, or different widths of tip material are to be used. I
The shaft 41 carries va bevel gear 45L in mesh with and driven by a similar bevel gear 46, the latter being fast Qn' a shaft 47 journaled in the frame 43 and in a second frame 48 secured to the main frame 9. lVhen the framer43 is raised or lowered to, effect a change of-suction turrets, the shaft 47 will be raised or lowered with it. Splined to this shaft within the frame 48 is a worm wheel 49 through which the shaft 47 may slide. The worm wheel 49 is driven by a worm 50, the latter being fast on the end of the cam shaft23 before By'means of the mechanism just very slow but continuous movement to advance the tip ribbon R into position adjacent the path of the strip Sl in order that the tip material may be`applied to an arrested part of said strip. f j
When va tip ribbon isused, however, itY is necessary to sever an individual tip therefrom for application to the strip S, and
--means is provided for this purpose. Thesaid means includes a knife 5l adjustably mounted on a frame 52, the latter being fast o n a short shaft 53 journaled 1n the frame 9 and rockedby means of an arm 54 connected by means of a link 55 with a cam lever 56, fulcrumedin the bar 2O before referred to. This cam lever carries a bowl 57 running on the periphery of a cam 58 fast on the cam shaft 23 before referred to. The bowl 57 is heldv to -its duty by means of a tension spring 59 of Well known construction and n operation. The contour of the cam 58 is such that the knife 5l descends rapidly to sever a tip from the ribbon Rat the moment that the rearward movement of the slide 7 and movable strip-guiding rollers 6 -6 is equal to the forward movement ofv the strip Sv; or in other words, at the `rmoment that the arrested part of the stripSy is in in position to have-a tip applied thereto. Coact-ing with the knife 5l are a series of shear blades 60 secured to the turret 35.
Itis desirable that the tip .severed from .the ribbon R be applied to thestrip S at the same time thatfit issevered from the ribbon, and means is provided for this purpose. .With this end in view, the arm 52 carries not only the knife 51 but a pressurepad 6l of suitable material, such for example as rubber, the pad being secured to a metallic holder 62 mounted on a stem 63 slidable in a boss formed on the free end of the arm 52.
A spring 64 is interposed between the holder 62 and the boss of the arm 52 through which the stem 63 slides. The thrust of the spring 64 is limited by means of locked nuts 65 threaded on the end of the stem 63 above the boss of the arm 62. As the cam 58 causes the arm 52 to rapidly descend, the pad 6l, which normally overlies the path of the strip S, engages the-arrested part of the strip and forces it down upon the end of the adhesive tip ribbon which has been brought into position *just below the path lof the strip S. lfvhen the'pajd 6l thus presses together a tip on the suction turret 35 and an arrested part of the strip S, further movement of the arm ,'52 causes the knife 5l to sever from the ribbon that part ofthe same then pressed .against the arrested part of the strip, the
yield of the spring 63 permitting this further movement of the arm 52 and increasing the pressure on thefnow assembled tip and strip. This pressure is applied to the whole surfaceof the tip and although its applica- Ation is but momentary, it is sufiicient to cause to the tip ribbon R, and this means includes a paste receptacle 66 hinged-at 67 to a frame 68 carrying a paste applying roller 69 mounted on a shaft 70 'ournaled Vin the frame 08and carrying a gear 71 driven by another gear 72 tast on a short shaft 73 driven by worm gearing 74 deriving its inotion :trom the shaft 47 before referred to. The paste receptacle 06 is provided with a ieed roller 75 supported by cone pivots 76 and 77 and partly submerged in paste within the receptacle. lThe feed roller 75 is rotated by its contact with the paste applying roller 59, the latter being positively driven as hereinbetore described. The tip ribbon R runs under idle rollers 78 supported by the trame 68 and runs over the paste applying roller 69. Thus paste is applied to the tip ribbon as it is advanced to position to be appliec to the strip S. 1t is desirable, however, that when the machine is stopped tor any reason, the paste applying means.
be incapacitated and then rehabilitated vhen the machine is. again started up, the purpose ot this being to prevent an irregular accumulation ot dried paste on the paste applying rollers 69. With this end in view, means are provided for incapacitating and rehabilitating the paste applying means, and this incapacitating and rehabilitating means consists of al trame 79 slidable on bars 80-80 within the trame 68 and carrying studs 81 adapted to engage and litt the tip ribbon from the periphery ot the paste applying rollers 69 when they are moved to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, to preventthe ribbon from sticking to the temporarily stationary roller. In order that this movement ot the studs 81 may be ei'i'ected automatically, the incapacitating and rehabilitating 4means includes a bell-crank 82 suitably tulcrumed at 88 and engaging a bar 84 reciprocated by the operating lever 85 of the clutch mechanism 31 before referred. ylhe bar 84 also engages a lever 86 suitably tulcrun'ied at 97, the lever S6 being connected to a bell-crank 88 suitably tulcrumed at 89, the free end ot the bell-crank 88 being in engagement with the lip 90 formed on one wall ot the paste receptacle 66. lWhen declutching occurs, the connections just described operate to litt the studs 81 trom the position shown in tull lines to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, and to lower the paste receptacle trom the position shown in full lines to the position shown in dotted lines in the same ligure; thus separating the paste teed roller and the paste applying roller 'and also the paste applying roller and the tip ribbon. It will be readily understood that when reclutching occurs, the parts will again be brought to the position shown in full lines in Fig. 2, and the paste applying mechanism will be rehabilitated.
ln certain constructions within the invention, it may be necessary to produce a relative readjustmentot the strip-guiding rollers 4 and 5 to compensate t'or warpage ot Jhe strip, as when the latter is damp. As shown,
this relative adjustment is etfected by adjusting the strip-guiding roller 4 which is mounted in a yoke 91 tulcrumed on a screw 92 threaded into the traine ot the machine. rlfhe yoke 91 extends beyond the screw 92, and the extended part ot the same engages one end ot' an adjusting screw 98 threaded through an upright 94 rising trom a slide 95. rEhe extended end ot the yoke 91 is hein against the adjusting s crew 93 by means ol4 a tension spring 96 ot well known construrtion and operation. The slide 95 may be longitudinally moved by means ot an adjusting screw 97 rotatable in a depending lug 9S termed on the slide 95, the screw 97 being threaded into the trame ot the machine. By the mechanism just described, the strip-guiding roller 4 may be moved toward and away trom the strip-guiding roller 5; and by means ot the adjusting screw 93, the strip-guiding roller 4 maybe swung slightly on its screw 'fulcum 92 when the condition ot' the strip requires such adjustment to cause the strip to run true over the several guiding rollers.
fin additional stationary strip-guide may be employed to accurately position the strip adjacent the point where a tip is applied to an arrested part ot said strip. Such a guide is shown in Eig/gs. 1 and 2 and consists of a channeled strip 99 engaging the strip S between the guiding-rollers 6 6. This channeled strip is clamped by means of a screw 100 to an arm 101 tulcrumed on a stud 102 and held in position vertically by means ot a set screw 103 which engages a il-groove 1.04 in an arm extending rearwardly from the stud 102. The lever 101 and stud 102 have a sidewise adjusting movement to adjust the strip S sidewise, both lever and stud being movable in one direction by the action et a thumb screw 105, and in the other direction by the action ot a spring 106, the latter being interposed between the lever 101 and the right-hand slideway 8 before referred to, which supports the stud 102.
ln view ot the foregoing, a detailed description ot the operation ot the device is deemed to be unnecessary and is therefore omitted in the interest ot brevity.
W hat is claimed is:
1. A machine 'for applying tips to a constantly traveling strip, comprising mechanism tor intermittently arresting minor parts ot said strip, and mechanism for applying` tips to the arrested parts.
2. A. machine tor applying tips to a constantly travelingr strip', comprising mechanism for intermittently arresting vminor 'parts ot said strip, and mechanism tor applying tips to the arrested parts, said arresting mechanism being operative to successively arrest said parts, and said applying mechanism being operative to successively apply tips to said parts.
3 A?. machine' tor.- applyngatips to.v a: con-- stalitly` traveling; stripp,comprising;` mecha-4 nlsm vfor intermittentlyarresting` Aminor:y
' oifsafilsstripa. 1
A machineforf-applyingftips to afconsta-i'itlyv traveling stri-p, oompri'singj mecha-A nisml [fori intermittentl'yjl arresting: minorpartsr of sa-idfstrip5l andr mechanisme; ferapf plyin tips to the arrestedparts,I saidarrest mechanismincl-udin-g mo'valolev` stripg'i fling Adevices vand:Y*cam-actuated means for prodncingzreciprecations`z off said-devices along,til'iepathcgsaidf strip.A Y f 6. A machination afpplfyingjitips tQ aA constantlytravelingstri-p;- comprising mecha` i msm-for intermittently arrest-ing mineiiparts or"- said vstrip',-j andmechanismf: for. apply-ing tips to- -t-lieg arrestedwparts, sai-clv arresting mechanism including movable" strip-gni ding devices, meansrffcr producing reciproca-tions oi-said devices'alcngithepatlr-off'said strip, and vmeans for Vairyfingftlie. amplitudev ofI said reciprocations. Y
7; Aff machine: fer apply-ing. tips toa.` con stantly i travelingstrip, E comprising: mecha;- nism for intermittentlyarresting minor parts ofsaid strip;y and-r mechanismf-or applying tips.l to thel arrested pafrts;`-saidJ arresti-ngi mechanism includingY movaloleA stripguiding devices-,i -fmean'is fori producing; reciprocat-ions ot said f devices along; the path 1 0f said strip,l and' screw-actuated! meansqforyvarying the amplitudefoffsaidfreciprocations. Y
l8: A machine for appl-yingv tips to 'a constant-ly traveling; strip, comprisingl mecha-v Y msm/@for intermittently mfresting;rv minorpartsofwsaid; strip, andfzniechanismi fori apeplying tips-to tlieafrrestedl partsffsaid an resting: mechanism yincluding movable strip-Y guiding devices;` ai slide carryin'ggsaidlv de'-y vices, and ymeans for'fprodueirrg, reciproca#l tions of said slide alongside the path offsaidy Strip'.Y c
9. A machine forfapplying: tipstc afi-.cerrA stantly traveling strip, comprising mechanismv fiorY intermittently arresting minor parts ofsaid@ strip, and=mecl1aniSm for applying tips to the arrested parts, said arresting mechanism including movable strip-k guiding rollers, and means for producing reciprocations of said rollers along the path of said strip.
10. A machine for applying tips to va constantly traveling strip, comprising mecha nismfor int-,exfmittenl'l'ry' arresting! minor parteci saidistrip', and mechanism for? apa piping tipssto' the@ arrestedj parts; said lar-k resting? mechanisn'ig `including` stationary strip-,guiding devices; i and? i means fon 'rel'af tivelyadjyustingflsaidfdevicesfy Y l q A .macliinelfor -f applying tips :to: a con'-v 4stantly traveling? strip; comprisingl rmechanism for intermittentlyk arresting minor parts of said stript afndfg mechanism for apresting mechanismi including' stationary; strip-guiding devices; vamil-11 Screw-actuatedmeans :fo I relatiiffeliyiy adj listing;v said devices;
, 1Q; A machine for applying-tips; to fai-ceri;l stantlyf .Yt'ravelfingi.,A-stript-i:comprisingl Iecla .Disma for intermittently ianresting; v`,minor parte v of said? VVstrip, and] lmehanismghfcn Yap;
Flying tins-tm the" afrrrestedfi parte-sai@ ,arf restingi mechanism f inclujding mevabl'e str-ipguiding; devi ces,g a slide-c carrying;- Nsaid. -devices,- adr arm, aV lin'kfstationafnily L.piv'ot'eol to said'ff'slfide,V adijustabjly pivotedi to, said staintly traveling; strip,i -,comprisingf *mechamsm for ;intermittentlyf Y arresting minor .partsm of said strip-, andlineehanismiop applying (tips: to the arrestgede-A parts, saidf, a`rresting-mechanism-including stat-ionary;i and movable, strip-guiding; devices means for relatively adjusting said stationary'devices t a slide,carryingi said@ mqvableY devicesgi'an inismfrfolvintermittently arresting, minor par-ts: ot said;` strip', i andiA mechanism .forr- "apf- .plyingjtipsitorthe arrested pants,-sai'd a'p-A plyfingg mechanism-including a tip support j forv pressing togethen n a; tip onsaid support A anda an l`arrestedl` partI of saiot strip.y
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nism for intermittently arresting minor parts of said strip, and mechanism for applying tips to the arrested parts, said apj plying mechanism including means for advancing an adhesive tip ribbon to a position adjacent the path of said strip, and means for there severing a tip from said ribbon and pressing together said tip and an arrested part of said strip.
18. A machine for applying tips to a constantly traveling strip, comprising` mechanism for intermittently arresting minor parts of said strip, and mechanism for applying tips to the arrested parts, said applying mechanism including a suction turret for advancing an adhesive tip ribbon to a position adjacent the path of said strip, means for there severing a tip from said ribbon and pressing together said tip and an arrested part of said strip, and means for slowly and continuously rotating said turret.
19. A machine for applying tips to aconstantly traveling' Strip, comprising mechanism for intermittently arresting minor parts oit said strip, and mechanism for applying tips to the arrested parts, said applying mechanism including means for advancing an adhesive tip ribbon to a position adjacent the path of said strip, a cam*- actuated knife for there severing a tip trom said ribbon, and means for pressing together said tip and an arrestedpart of said strip.
20. A machine i'or applying tips to a constantly traveling strip, comprisingmechanism for intermittently arresting minor parts of said strip, and mechanism for applying tips to the arrested parts, said applying mechanism including "means for advancing a tip ribbon toa position adjacent the path of said strip, means for there severing a tip from said ribbon, and cam-actuated means for pressing together said tip and an arrested part of said strip.
21. A machinevfor applying tips to a constantly traveling strip, comprising mechanism 'for intermittently arresting minor parts of said strip, and mechanism Jfor applying tips to the arrested parts, said applying mechanism including means for advancing a tip ribbon to a position adjacent the path of said strip, and means for applying paste to said ribbon.
22. A machine for applying tips to a constantly traveling strip, comprising mechanism for intermittently arresting minor parts of said strip, and mechanism for applying tips to the arrested parts, said applying mechanism including means for advancing a tip'ribbon 'to a position adjacent the path ot' said strip, means for applying paste to said ribbon, and means for incapacitating and rehabilitating said pasting means.
23. A machine for applying tips to a constantly traveling strip, comprising mechanism for intermittently arresting minor parts oi' said strip, and mechanism for applying tips to the arrested parts, said---applyvancing a tip ribbon to a position adjacent the path of said strip, means for applying paste to said ribbon, a clutch controlling the machine operation, and connections between said clutchand said paste applying means for incapacitating said paste applying means when declutching occurs and 'for rehabilitating said paste4 applying means when reclutching occurs. Y
211. A machine for applying tips to a constantly traveling strip, comprising mechanism for intermittently arresting minor parts oit said strip, and mechanism for applying tips to the arrested parts, said applying mechanism including means for advancing an adhesive tip ribbon in a. path crossing the pat-h of said'strip, and means for severing a tip from said ribbon and pressing together said tip and an 'arrested part oit' said strip at Said crossing. Y
25. Mechanism for intermittently arresting minor parts of a constantly traveling strip, comprising stationary and movable strip-guiding devices,I and mea-ns for producing reciprocation of said movable devices along the path of said strip. l j
26. Mechanism for intermittently arresting minor parts ofa constantly traveling strip, comprising stationary and movable strip-guiding devices, means for relatively adjusting said stationary devices, and means for producing reciprocations of said movable devices along the path of said strip.
27. Mechanism forl intermittently arresting minor parts of a constantly traveling strip, comprising stationary and movable strip-guiding devices, means for relatively adjusting said stationary devices, means for producing reciprocations-of said movable devices in the path of said strip, and means for-varying the amplitude of said reciprocations.
In testimony whereof, we have signed our naines to this specification.
MAXIMILIAN KLEIN. JOHN A. STEIN.
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