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Publication numberUS1592148 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1926
Filing dateMar 27, 1924
Priority dateMar 27, 1924
Publication numberUS 1592148 A, US 1592148A, US-A-1592148, US1592148 A, US1592148A
InventorsWells Munn James
Original AssigneeWells Munn James
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card-inscribing device
US 1592148 A
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July 13 1926.

J. 'W. MUNN CARD mscmsme DEVICE Fild March 27, 1924 M i ti relates to improvements in In carrying out my invention I make use Patented Juiy 13, 1925. r r vun rr 1E. eras rat a JAMES WELL$ MUNN, or omoaeo; ILLINOIS.


Application filed March 27, 1924. Serial no. 702,470.

card inscribing devices, particularly that of a fiber tubular member 1 havingeach type-of device employed. for writing adverend thereof open sothat the stick of sealing tising cards and show cards with sealing WZLX: 2 .maybe introduced thereto and one wax or the-like, and-it-consists-in the com end of the wax permitted to protrude binations, constructions, and arrangements through the .end of the tube. This tubular 55 herein described and claimed. member 1 is truncated at its lower end as An object, of my invention is to provide shown at 3. 7

adevice of the character described by means A metal cylinder 4 containing an electric ofwhich an inscriptionmaybe made upon' heating element 5 is. secured rigidly to the the card, and having-the appearance of enifiber tubular member 1 by means of a rigid 6o bossing; metal bracket Ssecured to the cylinder 4 by Affurtherobject of my invention is to promeansof a machine screw 7 I; have shown videa ca-rdinscribing device of the characin Figure 1 the relative positions of the ter described in-which novel means is emmember-s1 and 4'to one another. The cylinployed for supplying. a melted wax to the der 4 should be substantially upright when 65 writing-tip. 7 the tubular member 1 is in the natural posi A- further: object of my invention is to tion of a pencil when in the hand of the perprovide'acardinscribing device of the charson Writing therewith.

act'er described in whichithe sealing wax or Electric feed wires 8 protected by a flexother material employed may be introduced ible cable casing 9 are connected with-a heatin' the solid stick form and which possesses ing element 5 so that electric 'c urrentma-y the feature-of automatically feeding thewax pass through the feed wires 8 and cause'the to the heating element as it is needed. heating'element 5 to operateand heat the Aefurther objectoit my invention is to prometal cylinder 4. The lower portion ofthe vide a card inscribing device of the characcylinder l is tapered as shown at 10 and ter'descr-ibed which is-providcd with a pluterminates in a removable tip 11' whichI rality of removablewriting tips, each beshall hereinafter refer to as a writing tip. ing capableof forminglines-of a predeter- One of the tips 11 is shown in Figure 3 minedcharacter; and is substantially rectangular at its work Other objects and advantages will appear engaging face as shown at 12. This particuintheafollowing,specification, and'the novel lar tip is employed for inscribing lines of features of theinvention will be particuvarying breadths therewith. The breadth larlypointedout in the appended claims. of the line is determined by the angle at 35 My inventionis illustrated ill the accomwhich the tip 11 is placed as the tip is drawn panying drawings forming part of'this apacross the card as shown at13.

plication', in \VlllCll -r A coil of copper wire ltis securedadja- Figu-relis a sideelevation ofan embodicent the sidewall of the cylinderat and in ment ofmy invention, in an operative'posiregistration with the truncatedend 30fthe 0 tion; 7 l I tubular member 1 by means of a screw 15.

Figure 2 is an enlarged View ofthe meclr This coil-14. is of the shape commonly reanisni" illustrated" in; Figure 1 partially in ferred to as --a-pancaike coil. The wire. 16; is section, g secured atone-endto the screw 15 adjacent Figure- 3is; a. perspective enlarged. view" thecoil 14 and at its opposite endi' to tlie; Of'onepfthewritingtips; bracket 6 intermediate its length as shown Figure et isian enlarged perspective View atll'. V 7 p p of anothe'rwritingetip, and; From the foregoing a. description of the Fignre isani enlarged perspective viewvarious parts off the: device the-operation egtflli aaother wrttixrgetip: thereofniay be readily-understood. Letus assume that it is desired to produce. an inscription upon the card in which the lines of the inscription are of varying breadth and that the inscription must be done in some substance such as sealing war; having a hard finish when in normal condition. A stick of the scaling wax is dropped into the fiber tube 1, whereupon the sealing was 2 will assume the position shown in Figure 2. i. e., the lower end thereof will contact with the wire 16 adjacent to the coil 1%. Current is then permitted to flow through the heating element 5 by means of the feed wires 8 so that the cylinder l may become heated. hen the cylinder t is sufiicientlv hot to convey heat by conduction through the coil 14 and to the wire 16, the wax immediately adjacent the wire 16 and the coil M will melt and will flow freely in limited quantities upon the outer wall of the cylinder 4, where it will seek its lowest level upon the card 13 as shown at 18. lhe device is grasped manually by means of the fiber tubular member 1 and manipulated in precisely the same manner as a brush or pen commonly used for the inscription of legends upon cards or the like. In the present instance the tip 11 having a rectangular work engaging surface 12 should be employed, so that the lines may be of varying width at the will of the artist. and substantially flat and close to the card.

If. however, it is desired to form an inscription in which the lines have the. appearance of embossing performed by an embossing process, it is necessary to substitute the tip 11 in Figure & having a work engaging surface 19 that is provided with a recess extending longitudinally thereof. \Vhen this tip is employed the wax will be virtually molded as it contacts with the cool papers 13. and harden in the form or": an upstanding ridge, having much the same appearance though the inscription were made by an embossing process in which the card is tually pressed upwardly.

One of the important features or. my improved card inscribing device that the wax does not come into contact with a flame of any kind, since the melting of the wax is accomplished by means of an electric heating element encased completely in the cylinder 4. It is therefore impossible for the wax to burn or to become volatilized through excessive heat. it should also be noted that only a limited quantity oi": the wax is in contact with the heat conducting elements of the device. so that therefore but a limited quantity of melted wax is permitted to flow upon the surface of the cylinder 4.

In Figure 5 I have shown still another modified form of the writing tip 11. This form is provided with a pointed tip 2i and may be used wherever it is desired to have a line of uniform breadth and relatively thin as might be made by the use of the ordinary type of inking pen. It should be noted that many modifications of the writing tip may be employed without departing from the spirit and scope or" my invention. and the nature of the writing tips may be determined more fully by the requirements which may arise from time to time for inscriptions of the particular nature.

It should be further noted that the use of my i1 vention is not limited to the preparation of show cards and inscriptions, but may also be employed quite successfully for dccorating oljects' as in the case of a frieze or the like upon a picture frame.

I claim:

1. A card inscribing device of the type described comprising a writing tip, a cylinder for removably supporting said writing tip in an operative position, a heat producing element disposed in said cylinder, a second heat producing element s cured to the outside of said cylinder, and heated by conduction from said first named element, and means for supporting a normally solid meltable substance in close proximity to said elements, whereby the heat from said heat producing elements is adapted to melt the portion of said substance contacting therewith to cause the substance to flow in a liquid state to said point.

2. A device of the type described comprising an inscribing member, means for heating said member, and a casing removed from said member for carrying a meltable substance and for holding this substance in contact with the inscribing member, whereby only that portion of the substance touching the heated inscribing member will be melted, thus permitting the main body of the substance to be removed at will.

3. A card inscribing device of the type described comprising a writing tip, a cylinder for removahly supporting said tip, a heat producing element disposed in said cylinder, and a tubular member mounted adj acent to said cylinder and having one end substantially in registration with the side of" said cylinder, said tubular member being arranged to permit the introduction of a bar of normally solid meltable material, whercby said substance may Slide into close proximity with said cylinder and be melted from the heat of said heating element, whereby said substance may flow in a liquid state to said writing tip.

4. A device of the type described comprising an inscribing member, means for heating said member, and a casing removed from said member for carrying a meltable substance and for holding this substance in contact with the inscribing member, whereby only that portion of the substance touching the heated inscribing member will be melted,

thus permitting the main body of the submoved from said inscribing member for carstance to be removed at will, said casing berying a meltable substance and for feeding ing inclined so as to feed the meltable subthis meltable substance to the exterior sur- 1 stance by gravity to the inscribing member face of the inscribing member, whereby the as needed. inscribing member may be readily cleaned 5. A device of the type described comprisafter use. ing a solid inscribing member, means re- JAMES WELLS MUNN.

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U.S. Classification401/1
International ClassificationB43K8/22, B43K8/00, B43M1/02, B43M1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB43K8/22, B43M1/02
European ClassificationB43K8/22, B43M1/02