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Publication numberUS1594785 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1926
Filing dateSep 11, 1923
Priority dateSep 11, 1923
Publication numberUS 1594785 A, US 1594785A, US-A-1594785, US1594785 A, US1594785A
InventorsJoseph Lindburg
Original AssigneeUnderwood Typewriter Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Typewriting machine
US 1594785 A
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1,594,785 J. LINDBURG 'I'YPEWRITING MACHINE Filed Sept. 11, 1923 bywm Affo/wef 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 pair-an ind insets-s rare-"r "FFEECE.

JOSEPH LINDBURG', OF BRO0KLYN, NEW"YORK, ASSIGNOR TO UNDERVJOODTYPE- 'WRITEB COMPANY, OF'NEW YORK, N Y A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE. l

TYPEWRITING .IJACHINE.

Application filed September This invention relates to means for positionlng and.holdm cards on a tvaewrit-er p t: v platen to receive typing. I

In certain kinds of worl: as for example. 7 7 L trei'ne'hottoni of the cards.

One of the pr ncipalolnects of the present'invention isto provide in'iproved means for the purpose specified, simple in struc i ture, economical tomanufacture, effective in use and readily applicable to standardanafor the side edges oi thecardas it is thrust. down, and also having fill-HS ends fingers which extend downwardly tromthe table.

.andareprovided immediately below the printing line svith individual gages which co-operate. to arrest the card in a-single printing position ileaving the bottom edge oi? the card entirely exposed to the types; the whole device-being permanently mounted upon the platen-frame and therefore dissimilar to the class of stencil-card-feeders, .in'which the stencil-card is fed line by line at the typing operation, and in which itis impossible to'writeupon the bottoinnedge of the card.

i In carryingoutone form of the invention, provision is made of a cross :mcmber or strip attached at its ends to the ends of the platen-frame, and so arranged as to support a card-holder in substantially vertical position at the-delivery side of the platen. The cardsholder comprises table, preferably formed of two separate sections oralignen plates adju'stably secured to the bar to enable the width of the table to be varied according to the widths of the cards to be used. At the side edges of the table there .are side gages perpendicular to the table, and resilient members or plates extend from the tops of the side gages inwardly over the .table to form chutes to receive the. side edges of the cards and to press the cards against the table to detain them against accidental displacement. The resilient members are bent-towards the table so as to press the cards against the table and are flared ont- 11,1923. 7 Serial No. 662,639.

.weirdly diagonally across their upper and inner edges, to facilitatetheinsertion otthe sideed es oi the card between the resilient members in special filing systeins suehas ltllB Card-n e21 system, it is necessary to type on the e:-:-.

and the table which-is providedat each side with a linger-- extending-down; wardly acrnss the printing linegand having -i outwardiy-projecting lower end .to P tlzehotttnn edge of the card. The sidesstantially to the printingt-line and :the re t memhers,. whichgradnall' decrease inwidth, are continued downwardly to the same extent. as the side-gages.

According to a second form of 'theinven- .tion, the iinge's extending downwardly from the table in thefirst form and also the" corresponding portions not the side gages are omitted, and the ;downwardlyextending portions orfingers of the resilientmembers are'continued across the printing line and turned toward the platen at theirlower ends to tormg-ages tor thebottom edges of the cards. r i

According to a third tormsof t-heinvention, the chutes at the sides ofxthetable are extended across the'printingline, and, are

providedwith closed lower ends-to provide gages for the bottom-edges ct the-cards.

Other features and advantages will hereinatt-er' appear.

In the accompanying drawings,

Figure 1 is atrontelevation showing'one form of the invention appliedtothe.p1atenframe ofan Underwood standard typewritone; machine.

i ure' -is a-view similar to-'Fi 'ure 1 showing a .second form of the invention.

1 Figure 8 is aqview similar'to-"Figure 1,

ishowin aithird form ofthe-invention.

Figure 4; is a-sectional side-elevation showing the same'form ot' the-invention as Figure 1.

F1gure'5 1s a view slmllar to Figure: 4, but showing the same torin-ot'the invention as. Figure 2.

means of type-bars 17 having types 18 there- -.on.

In case. the machine is in ,useaafor typing single lines on a plurality of cards inserted in succession, the feed-rolls 15 and 16 are usually castoff and special means provided for holding. the inserted cards in position to receive typing.

In carrying out the invention, provision is made of a strip or bar 19 having rearwardly offset lugs 20 resting on the ends 13 of the platen-frame and bridging said ends and secured thereto by means of thumb screws 21, the main portion of the bar or strip 19 being substantially vertical. Adjustably mountedpn the bar are aligner plates 22 which constitute a table 23 substantially tangential to the platen at the delivery side thereof. For securing the aligner-plates 22 to the bar 19, provision is made of vertical slots 24 in the'bar and of horizontal slots 25 in depressed portions 26 of the aligner-plates, which are held in position on the bar'by means: of screws 27 ex tending through slots 25 in the plates and certain slots 24 in the bar-and threaded into strips 28 at the rear of the bar. It should be noted that, as a result of providing the horizontal slots 25 in the depressed portions of the aligne-r-plates, the heads of the screws lie to the rear of the surface of the alignerplates. Asdisclosed in Figures 1, 2 and 3, the tables are arranged for use with comparatively narrow cards 29. If wider cards are to be used, however, the aligner-plates may be adjusted farther apart, if necessary, by utilizing the unused vertical slots 24 shown at the right and left of the tables in Figures 1, 2 and 3.

In the form of the invention shown in Figure 1, the alignenplates are provided with narrow extensions or fingers 30 extending across the printing line, and having at their lower ends outwardly-projecting portions 31 to serve as gages for the bottom edges of the cards. At their outer edges the aligner-plates are provided with side gages 32 perpendicular thereto, which may be either integral therewith or secured thereto by suitable means, as by soldering or brazing. From the upper edges of the side gages 32 resilient members or plates 33 extend in wardly over the aligner-plates and are bent toward the aligner-plates, as shown in Figures 4, 5 and 6, to press against a card positioned thereon'to hold the same in posi tion, and are flared away from the alignerplates diagonally across their upper and inner edges to facilitate the insertion of cards from above. In this form of the invention the side gages 32 and the fingers 34 or narrow extensions of the. resilient members are continued substantially to the printing line. Notwithstanding this hugging of the worktable 23 by each of the wings33, it is still easyto insert a card, each wing or clip at its inner position being bent obliquely forward and sidewise, or on a bias, the diagonal axis ofthe bend being indicated at 33*, Figure 1. The'lower corner of the card may be inserted in the throat formed by the co-operation of the work-table with the diagonally bent or flaring wing, and may be used to wedge this resilient wing or clip forwardly to permit the card to be pushed behind the bodyportion of the wing and to be clipped thereby to, the work-table 23. Either wing maybe used in this manner, and the card the then readily slips into place between other wing and the work-table.

According to the second form of the invention, Figure 2, the narrow extensions or fingers 34, at the front of the cards, are

continued across the printing line and bent rearwardly to form gages 35 for the bottom edges of the cards, the downward extensions 30 of the aligner-plates and the corresponding portions of the side gages 32 being omitted. In "this form of the invention the card 'is held more closely against the platen since the fingers 3O projecting downwardly from the aligner-plates are omitted. According to the third form of the invention, Figures 3 and 6, the chutes 36 formed by the extensions of the aligner-plates, the

side gages, and the resilient members are extended across the printing hue and are entirely closed at the bottom, forming pockets,

the inwardly-bent flanges 37 of which serve to gage the bottom edges of the cards. In Figure 4 the flange 31 is shown as bent 'forward to form a bottom gage. In Figure 6 the combination with a platen and a platen-' frame, of a pair of card-holding chutes open at the top and permanently fixed to the platen-frameand arranged above the printing line and receiving both side edges of a card as it is thrust downwardly at the front of the platen toward the printing line thereon, said chutes having guides above said printing line for the side edges of the card and also having both front and back relatively broad members above the printing line for supporting and guiding the card, said broad chutes merging into relatively narrow downward extensions at the side edges of the card crossing the printing line and leaving the bottom edge of the card ex posed substantially for its entire length and terminating immediately below the printing line, and said extensions having means engaging the bottom edge of the card to locate the card with its bottom edge portion exposed to the types at the printing line.

supper-tin proximity to the'front of the platen, a work-support-means at the deliv- -ery side of the platen above the printing line and mounted upon said support, gages above the printing line for the side edges of a card supported uponsaid worl -support1ng vmeans, imeans above; the printing line for confining the side edges of the card tosaid work supporting-,means, and downward extensions from the sides of saidwork suporting HIGQDS'CTO'SSlD the arintin line and terminating immediately below the printing line, said extensions ,ha-ving. bottom gages for the cardimmediately below theprinting line, means being provided for permitting shifting whereby the relation of one side gage to theother may be adjusted, to gage cards of difierent -widths, and securing means for maintaining the relative adjustnent.

3. :In. a front-strike typewriting machine, the combination with a platen and a platenframe, of a work-table permanently erected on the. platen-frame in front of the platen,

with itslower edge substantially above the printing'line, said table being about tangentialto theplaten, said gagesat the edges of .saidtable forlooating the-work, and introductory front guides at the sides of the table. andiholdingithe. work to the table, said front guides co-operating with said table and said side gages to form a pair of card-guiding chutes both open at the top, said front guides having downward extensions crossing the printing line and holding the work against the platen and having gages for the bottom edge of the card immediately below the printing line.

4. A card-writer attachment fixed to the platen-frame of a typewriting machine and including a support mounted on said frame, co-operative relatively adjustable devices open at the top and secured upon said support above the printing line and of relatively great breadth for receiving the card bottom edge first and supporting the card in front and rear and guiding it downwardly to the printing line by its opposite side edge portions, each of said devices merging into a relatively narrow downward extension crossing the printing line and leaving the bottom edge of the card exposed for substantially its entire length, each extension provided with means immediately below the printing line to gage the bottom edge of the card, and said gaging means co-operative to enable the card to receive a line of typing on its bottom edge.

5. In a front-strike typewriting machine having a platen and a platen-frame, a cardcontrolling device fixed permanently on said iplaten-f-rame and including adjustably :mounted aligner plates forming atable {tangentiala to the platen at, the printing 'line,

upright side gages at the sides of the table, wings extending from the tops of the side ges across the table to form with thefltable and with the side gages chutes to receive the side edges of a card, and fingers extending from said Wings adjacent the :side edges .of the table below the printing line and leaving the bottom edge of the card exposed to the types and having rearwardly projecting tips to gage the bottom edge of-the card.

.6. In a front-strike typewriting machine, the combination with aeplaten and a platenframe, of means for typing a singlehne on :thebottom edge of a card, including a cardcontrolling device fixed permanently on said platen-frame and comprising two relatively ad ustabIe plates forming a table tangential do the front of tne plELLG1],;L1pI'lgl1i3 slde gages at each side of the table, wings extending from the tops of. the side gages. acrossthe table/to form with the table and withqthe side gages chutes receiving the sideedges of a card, fingers extending from the side edges of the plates beyond the printing .llIlG', 6X-

tensions of the side gages and of said wings co-operating with said fingers ,to form extensions of the chutes to points below the printing line,an.d bottoms for said chutes acting as gages for the bottom edgerof the card immediately below the :Plflntlllgfllnf), vsaid lingers leaving ;the bottom edge of the card exposed to the types.

7. In a typewriting machine, the combination with a platen and a platen-frame, of means for typing on the bottom edge of a card, comprising a work-table erected on edge at the delivery side of the platen above the printing line and having chutes at its side edges receiving the edges of a downwardly-thrust card and guiding the card to the printing line, and fingers, one at each end of the table, extending down from the table across the printing line and holding the lower portion of the card against the platen and leaving the bottom edge of the card exposed substantially for its entire length, said fingers having gages for the lower edge of the card, said work-table having guiding means or clips extending inwardly from the side edges of the table and forming therewith said chutes, one of said clips being flared away from the table at its top to facilitate introduction of the card between the clip and the table.

8. In a typewriting machine, the combination with a revoluble platen and a platenframe, of means for holding a card against the front of the platen in position to receive a line of typing along its lower edge, said means including a pair of co-operating resilient fingers, means fixedly supporting them upon theplaten-frame to extend across the printing line, co-operative means upon said fingers guiding the side edges of the card, and means upon said fingers immediately below the printing line forming gages or rests for the lower edge of the card and leaving said lower edge exposed to the types throughout substantially its entire length, said lingers being relatively adjustable longitudinally of the platen, and means being provided for securing the fingers in different relative adjustments for a single line of typing.

9. In a typewriting machine, the combination with a revoluble platen and a platenframe, of a work-table erected in front of the platen and mounted upon said platen frame, means associated with said table for locating the work thereon, and a spring-clip holding the work to the table, said clip bent sidewise and forwardly on a bias and cooperating with the table to form a throat for the insertion 'of anedge of the work-piece, enablingthe work-piece to wedgeiforward the clip and push its way betweenthe same and the table.

10. In a typewriting machine, the combination with a revoluble platen and aplatenframe, of a work-table erected in front of the platen and mounted upon said platenframe, a side guide and bottom gage associated with said table for locating the work thereon, and a spring-clip holding the work to the table, said clip bent sidewise and forwardly on a bias and co-operating with the table to form a threat for the insertion of an edge-of the work-piece, enabling the site ends of said work-table being bent to form a card-receiving throat and side guards, each side guard having a bottom gage for arresting a downwardly-thrust.

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12. In a typewriting machine, the combination with a platen and a platen-frame, of means for typing upon the bottom edge of a card, including worlcsupporting means eX-- tending upwardly at the delivery side of the platen above the printing line, means for ga ing the opposite side edges of the card, and relatively broad pres-sure plates extending inwardly from the side gages and frietionally holding the card against said Worksupporting means, said worlvsupporting means, said plates and said side gages formed to serve as introductory chutes open at the top for a downwardly-thrust card, said chutes merging into downwardly extended relatively narrow fingers for holding the card against the face of the platen, and also including gaging means for locating the card relatively to the printing line on the platen, to receive type impressions upon its lower edge portion.

JOSEPH LINDBURG.

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US4537128 *Oct 20, 1983Aug 27, 1985Massachusetts General HospitalHand printer designed to enable a handicapped person to apply a signature to a document
US4707159 *Jul 23, 1985Nov 17, 1987Canon Kabushiki KaishaSerial printer including a laterally reciprocable recording head, paper bail control, paper detection and feeding means, a multicolor ink ribbon including a head cleaning zone, a ribbon cassette and ribbon shift means
Classifications
U.S. Classification400/543, 400/521, 400/646, 400/535, 400/647, 400/633.1
International ClassificationB41J13/12
Cooperative ClassificationB41J13/12
European ClassificationB41J13/12