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Publication numberUS1608850 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1926
Filing dateJul 13, 1925
Priority dateJul 13, 1925
Publication numberUS 1608850 A, US 1608850A, US-A-1608850, US1608850 A, US1608850A
InventorsGoing George G
Original AssigneeRemington Noiseless Typewriter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Typewriting machine
US 1608850 A
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Nov. 30 1926;

G. G. some TYPEWHITING MACHINE Filed July 13, 1925 alum ATTORNEY WITNESSE Patented Nov. 30, 1926.

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GEORGE er, creme, QFMIDDLETQWN. cofiinzemiefiili, as hma ire Rjilfil fiqjfQfi fibisfl- LESSHTYPEW'RITER oonrona'rxow, or NEW YORK, N. 2., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.

My in'v'e'hti'on i elatee to typettritihg ahd like machines, ahd n 1'0repartici11a'r1y to the paper feed echaniem thereof.

The *Ih'aih 'o'hj'ct (if my prese'nt inx entirjn, generally stated, it to p'r'o'vide com aratively simple, and yet; highly efitcient', paper feed mhanism.

More specifically statech one of the 1min Objects of the ih'veiitlon 'ie t6 rovide C1111- jjrove'd mechanism of the ch'gar'aeter s ecified in which rarities -1 the pater jed devices may he sihiultahe'cihly released hy the mmterm (if a single key, 61 hi which certain 0t Said defie'e's may he ififleperidhtly 'r'eleased poitien withoat effecting: the ether devices a; perf rm their fuhetion and without being affected thereby. V

A farther object 'of-m'y ihvehtien it to embody such mechanism in existing eoneti'ticrieri Witheht material modification thereof. To the above amt-other An le which will 'her'eihaftet' appear, my iIfi/entmh consists in the fe'atht'e Of CO S UUJQU'O'fi, arranfqemehts (if parts, and ombinatiohs of devices set forth in the folletvihg g 'gleictipti dn and partieulafly pointed o'ht in the appended claim'e Iii the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate corresponding parts in the difierent views,

Figure 1 is a; damn "tranevetse sectional view of a Carriage equipped with the (levices of my invention the secti'nn' being taken on the line 1 1 of 5 and leekihg iii the (h'rectibn ef the arrows at said line and with the parts shown in normal 01' Operatlite cbnditi0'h. V V Figure 2 is a fragmehtai'y rem view with parts in sectien and parts hrekn away, ehewing'so'me of the devices l'eyjres'ented in Fig. 1 which are located near the left-hand end of the carria e. v

Figure 3 is a View cerifespehdinti iii part to except that the pipe]:- fed devices are showh it the released eositiqn. I

Fig'tue 4: is an emerged detail transverse s'eetio'nal View taken thro'tisrh the two-part reek haft which supports the aper fingers, the sectio'h Being taken on the line 44; (if Fig. 5 and looking in the direction of the Ahmvs at said line.

Figure a fragmentary top plan View of the carriage with parts in section and parts breken' away,

I have s'hoty n hay iiiventien eiiib'odied; iii the present instance, in the carriage of a Remingwn-noi elese N6. 6 ihachine th'ciiigh eb iously the features bf 111? ihtehtien are applicable t'o', typewtitiiig ahd like ihachih'es generally. Many features 'of the pa er fe, mechanlfil d iscleeed herein have been in use in the N05. 4: ahdh noiseless; machi es, but ai e referred th more Or le s in. detail iii other to arrive at an understanding of the features ofthe present invetitio'h in 'co opr ati'on therewith, p

The carriage (if a Remingten hdielees mag Chine ihchides a hitiih cre s's bar 1 firovidd wlth dpjjos' itelt' diseased ball faces 2 thereii'i in which are fciyed aiitifri'ctioh cr'dss'ed bearing ttiller by which the (iaii'iafie is supfidrted, Ehd plates 3 and 4 have {but p'ie'ces 55y which; the end ijlates'are seeli'rd to the erase bar 1 by sci'ev'vsl 6 Ah additional arose bar 7 and two scale bars '8 and 9 provide thither additional co'ri fieeti'ehs' between" the end plates and by Which they ate held firmly united. Bearing;- openings 10 and 11 are p'lew'fdetl ih the "end plate 3 and 41 r' s' 'ee 't'ivel to receive bearing ftj'r fa cylindtichl platen 1.2. The lis'htil. paper deflector '01" comh'ined pap'er apron and table 13 6f Slightly flexible sheet metal ezitends sitibetantiallj th i'ohghbut the Iehgth of the carriage heneath the platen. terminating at its "u'pp ei' teat ed'tp let in the rear bf the plateh and at its" fi'd'nt iedfie beneath the firintinfi line at the f om of the platen. The usflal com payativdy heavy sheet i'hetal suemrting tiip 15 is riveted to theho ttd l'n (if the defle'ctm efitend through ut the length theireof. Each "end' (it the strip 15 has an uptqrn'ed bar 16 st'o'ttd vertiallv with the upper end of the lot elesed and its l wer end open. These slatted ears, censtitqte bea ings by which the aper dfleCtOli detachably supported On joih 17 that meme inwardly ftdnj supporting zirnigtlS. These arms are fixed to a rock shaft 19 jhurhald at their ends iii bearing iii the end plate 3 and 1; Each arm 18 1m an iflwardly e5;- tending pfojeeti'on 20 mpped to retake an adjusting Scre\'\ 21 with a hole theiethreflg' h to receive on end of contractile 5 m which has its opposite "ehcl cemented to a pin 23 that attends inwamly tretti the assh'ciatefl enctplatesfi or t of the ca riage. The power rat thee sip-rings; is exerted in move the M1119 in dotted lines in Fig. 1, to form hook-like bearing members for the shafts or spindles 26 and 27 respectively. Each of these shafts is slightly flexible and extends substantially throughout the length of the platen and is loosely seated in its bearings in the associate supporting strips 24: or 25. A set of coaxially arranged main feed rollers 28 (three in number in the present instance) is loosely mounted on the shaft 26 and extends substantially throughout the length of the platen. A second set of co-axially arranged forward main feed rollers 29 (three in num ber in the present instance) is loosely mounted on the shaft 27 and extends substantially throughout the length of the platen. The present construction embodies a special arrangement of the feed rollers 28 and 29. Thus it will be seen that the left-hand termi nal feed roller 28 is comparatively short, whereas the two remaining feed rollers of the set are comparatively long. On the other hand, the right-hand feed roller 29 is comparatively short, whereas, the other two rollers 29 are comparatively long. By this staggered arrangement of the feed rollers there is a fore-and-aft break-joint effected between the rollers of the two sets, and there is no space between the rollers of one set that is not crossed by a roller of the other set. Therefore there is no point in the length of the two sets of rollers where a roller of either one set or the other does not co-act with the paper to effectively feed it. Moreover, there is no vertical line or field throughout the width of the paper 'where one or another feed roller 28 or 29 does not bear with a substantially uniform pressure. Therefore in the production of carbon copies there is no observable tracking from the carbon sheets on the carbon copies, as sometimes occurs when the front and back feed rollers are mounted in tandem arrangement or foreand-aft alignment with spaces between them where the feed rollers of neither set coact with the paper. In the present construction the two relatively short terminal rollers are of the same length and the four relatively long rollers are of the same length.

The strip or member near the ends thereof is provided with two forwardly projecting bendable fingers 30 and two rearwardly extending bendable fingers 31. The fingers 30, when in effective position, cross the axis of the shaft 27 to limit the endwise displacement of said shaft and aid in assembling the parts. The fingers 31 in a like manner are adapted to coact with the shaft 26.

Openings are provided in the deflector 13 through which the feed rollers 28 and 29 may extend to bear against the platen under the pressure of the springs 22. A light spring 32 is connected at one end to an ear 33 on the strip 15 and is connected at its other end to a pin 23. There are two of these springs 32, one at each end of the deflector 13 to prevent it from dropping freely away from the platen at its forward edge when feed rollers are released, as shown in Fig. 3, although the slight force exerted by these springs is just about suflicient for this purpose.

I employ the usual release mechanism in order to move the paper deflector and feed rollers 28 and 29 to releasing position, shown in Fig. 3. This mechanism includes a pin 34 that projects outwardly from the left-hand supporting arm 18 and forms a pivot for a link 35. This link forms one member of a toggle, the other member of which is formed by a release lever 36 pivoted on a headed screw pivot 37 received at its threaded end in a tapped opening in the end plate 3. The short arm 38 of this lever is pivoted at 39 to its companion toggle member 35, whereas the long arm of the lever 36 terminates in a finger piece 4.0 by which the parts may be controlled. When said finger piece is shifted from the Fig. 1 to the Fig. 3 position, where it is arrested by a rock shaft 41, the toggle will be shifted to the substantially straight line position, represented in Fig. 3, where it and the parts cont-rolledthereby, are held against return movement by the dead centering of the toggle. This movement of the toggle resulted in forcing the left-hand supporting arm 18 from the Fig. 1 to the Fig. 3 position against the power of the left-hand springs 22 and 32, and also in rocking the shaft 19. The rocking of this shaft causes the supporting arm 18 at the other end of the carriage to partake of the movement of the left-hand arm 18 and to release the pressure of both sets of the springs 32 and 22 on the paper deflector and feed rollers 28 and 29.

In accordance with my present invention I provide paper fingers and marginal paper feed rollers mounted on a support above and in the rear of the platen and which are adjustable longitudinally of the platen. I also have provided means whereby a movement of the finger piece 40 to releasing position is additionally effective to release the paper fingers and margin feed rollers, and whereby said paper fingers and margin roll-- ers may be independently shifted to releasing position or may be moved beyond said position to and maintained in an inoperative lation of the work sheets in the machine or with their introduction'therein. This materially facilitates making corrections or erasures on work sheets in the machine, where ordinarily the fingers, if not mounted so that they may be moved to such thrownofi position, might interfere with this .work

and might require a separate displacement I section a and b is carried up and extends substantially in a horizontal position where the associated spring 57 will coact therewith and bear against the center of the shaftto hold the parts in the shifted position indefinitely, or until the paper fingers are swung down into effective position by the operator.

In order to automatically release the paper fingers when the feed rollers 28 and 29 are released, I provide the toggle link 35 with an extension or arm 59 carrying an inwardly extending pin or contact 60 at the free end thereof. This pin underlies and coacts with a downwardly and forwardly extending crank arm 61 secured to the shaft sec-v tion a near its outer end. In the present instance this arm 61 is formed from sheet metal, and as part of a yoke-like supporting socket 62 shaped to conform to and engaging the shaft section on three sides, as shown in Fig. 3. A headed screw 63 is re ceived at its threaded end in a tapped opening in the shaft section a after having passed through a hole supporting socket and thus firmly connects the crank arm 61 to said shaft section.

When the finger piece 40 is moved from the Fig. 1 to the Fig. 3 position to release the feed rollers, the straightening of the toggle causes the pin 60 to coact with and lift the arm 61. This results in turning the two-part rock shaft 41 and in automatically moving the paper fingers to releasing position shown in Fig. 3, holding them in such position until the parts are returned to effective position by moving the finger piece forward to the Fig. 1 position.

It will be observed that while there is an operative connection between the feed roller releasing means and the paper fingers, nevertheless this connection is such that it does not interfere with the separate and independent movement of the paper fingers to releasing position shown in Fig. 3, or to the further thrown-off position hereinbefore described.

It will be seen that by my present invention I have provided simple and highly efiicient paper feed mechanism for accomplishing the results pointed out, and that such means may be readily incorporated in the Remington-noiseless No. 6 or the noiseless No. 4 or No. 5 machines without material modification of the features of construction existin in such machines.

While I have described the present construction with considerable detail it should be understood that various changes may be made, and parts thereof may be employed without others, without departing from my invention as it is defined in the accompanying claims.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of a platen, a two-part rock shaft arranged in the rear of the platen, means for connecting the parts of said shaft so as to permit a limited turning movement of each part independently of the other and then cause both parts to turn together, a separate spring co-operative with each part of the rock shaft, and a paper finger carried by and adjustable along each part of the rock shaft and mounted to turn therewith and having a support extending forward over the platen from said rock shaft.

2. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of a platen, a two-part rock shaft, means for connecting the parts of said shaft so as to permit a limited turning movement of each part independently of the other and then cause both parts to turn together, a separate spring disconnected from but co-operative with each part of therock shaft, and a paper finger carried by and adjustable along each part of the rock shaft and mounted to turn therewith, the construction and arrangement of the parts being such that each of said springs normally applies its force to the associated paper finger independently of the other to hold it in effective position and return it to said position from the released position and also permits said shaft and fingers to be turned beyond the released position to a thrown-off inefi'ective position where the springs become effective to hold the shaft and fingers in said thrown-off position.

3. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of a platen, a two-part rock shaft, means for connecting the parts of said shaft so as to permit a limited turning movement of each part independently of the other and then cause both parts to turn together, each part of said shaft having a contact portion and separate leaf springs each disconnected from said shaft but normally adapted to bear against the contact portion of the associated part of the shaft to one side of the center thereof in order to tend to turn it, and each spring exerting its force against the dead center of the shaft when it ammo is turned to move the-paper fingers to a thrown-ott-ineltectiye ,positionand to hold the shaft and fingers in such position.

In. a typewritingolflik machine, the combination ,ota platen, a two-part rocl; shai't, means tor .connecting the parts of said shaft so as to ,permit a limited turning moyement t each part independently of the other ,and then cauce both parts to turn together, a separate spring disconnected from b e-oper tiv ni hs h part of the rock shaft, a paper finger carried by and adjustable along each part of theroclrshatt and mounted to,turn therewith, paper feed rollers, afinger piece, and 1means controlled thereby for releasingsaid teed rollers and for simultaneously ,moving said paper fingers toreleasing position. i

- In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of a platen, a two-part rock shalt, means for connecting the parts ot saidshait so as to permit a limited tnrning inoveinent ot each ,part independently of the gother andthen causeboth parts to turn together, a, sepa ate springj disconnected from but,co-.op e rative with each part of the rock shalt, a paper, finger carried by and adjnstal ile ,alongeach part of therock shaft and n'ionnted to turn therewith, paper feed rollers, a finger piece, means controlled thereby for releasing said teed rollers, and for sinmltaneously moving said paper fingers to releasing positicmand means that enable .said .paoer fingers to be simultaneously moved beyond said releasing position with out aitl'ecting said feed rollers.

G. In a typewriting or like nacl iinc, jthe coinl iinationot a platen, two-part rock 7 shaft, means .torconnecting the part; of said shait so astoperi'nit a limited turningmovement of each part independently of the other and then cause both parts to turn together, a separatespring disconnected from but cooperative with each part, of the roclnsha-tt,

a paper finger carriedby and adjustable along each part of the rock shaft and-mounted to turn therewith, apaper apron, paper feed rollers, a finger piece, and means controlled by said finger piece ifor simultaneously niovingsaid paper apron, feed rollers and paper finge'rsto releasing position.

7. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of a platen, a two-part rock =shalt, means toiyconnectingjthe parts of said shaft sons to permit .a limited turning movement ofieach, part independently otthe other and then cause both parts to turn togetl'ier, a separate springdisconnected from but co-operative with each partot therock shaft, a paper finger carried by and adjustable along'each part of the rock shaft and mounted to turn therewith, a paper apron, paper feed rollers, a finger piece, and means controlled by said finger piece for simultaneously moving said paper apron, feed rollers ,and paper fingers to ,releasing position, the construction and arrangement of the parts being such as to enable said paper fingers to be simultaneous y moved beyond said releasing position to a thrown-elf position Without ati'ecting said paper apron and feed rollers and for holding the ,fingers by said springs in such thrown-0t]? position.

8. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of aplaten, a two-part rock shaft arranged in the rear of the platen, means lor connecting the parts of said shaft so as to permit a limited turning movement of each part independently o f the other and then cause both parts to turntogether, a separate spring cooperative with each ,part of the rocl; shaft a paper finger canried vby and adjustable along each part of the rock shaft and mounted to turn therewith and having a support extending forwardly over the platen from said rock shaft, a margin teed roller carried by each of said fingers, paper feed rollers, a release key therefor, andnreans controlled thereby for simultane ously releasing said paper ,fingers when the feed rollers are released.

9. .111 a typewriting or like machine, the combination ot a platen, a rock shaft arranged in the rear of the platen and comprising tWo sections arranged ,end to-end and angular in cross section, means for con necting said sections so to have a limited turning movement one independently of the other but cause said sections to turn together after said limited independent movement isatalcen up, separate springs one cooperative with each oi": said sections and tending to turn it, a paper linger carried by and atjustable along each of said sections and having supporting member with an opening therein that corresponds to the angular cross section of the shaft section on which it is mounted so as to turn therewith, said snpporting members extending from said shaft over the platen and the fingers extending down in front of the platen, a finger piece, means controlled thereby for turning said shaft to' simultaneously release "both rot said paper fingers, and means that enable said shaft and'fingers to be turned beyond said releasing position to a thrown-off position and to be held indefinitely in such thrown-oft position.

' 10. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of paper feed rollers, releasing means theretor including, hand controlled toggle members which in the dead centerec position hold the feed rollers released, a rock shaft,paper fingers carried by and adjustable along said rock shaft, an arm on said rock shatt, and a contacton one of said toggle members adapted to coact with said arm and rock the shaft to release said paper fingers when the toggle is moved to releasing position.

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11. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of paper feed rollers, releasing means therefor including hand controlled toggle members which in the dead centered position hold the feed rollers re leased, a rock shaft comprising two members arranged end to end and connected to receive a limited independent turning movement, a separate spring for each member of said shaft, a paper finger carried by and adjustable along each shaft member, an arm on one of said shaft members, and a contact on one of said toggle members adapted to coact with said arm and rock the shaft to release the paper fingers when the toggle is moved to releasing position.

12. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of paper feed rollers, releasing' means therefor including hand con trolled toggle members which in the dead centered position hold the feed rollers released, a' rock shaft, paper fingers carried by and adjustable along said rock shaft, an arm on said rock shaft, a contact on one of said toggle members adapted to coact with said arm and rock the shaft to release said paper fingers when the toggle is moved to releasing position, and means which enable said rock shaft with the paper fingers thereon to be rocked beyond the releasing position to a thrown-01f position and to be held in such thrown-off position without affecting or being affected by said toggle members.

13. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of a paper apron, rear feed rollers, forward feed rollers, a rock shaft, paper fingers carried by and adjustable along said shaft, releasing means including a finger piece and toggle members controlled thereby, means by which the paper apron, rear and forward feed rollers and paper fingers are moved to and held in released position when said toggle members are in the dead centered position, and means which enable said'paper fingers and rock shaft to be turned beyond the releasing position without affecting said toggle members and finger piece and without being affected thereby.

14. In a typewriting or like machine, the

combination of a set of separate rear inde pendently rotatable main paper feed rollers that extend substantially throughout the length of the platen, a second set of separate forward main paper feed rollers, said rollers of the two sets being constructed and relatively arranged sothat rollers of one set will coact with the paper at every point where rollers of the other set fail to contact therewith through the entire length of the two sets of feed rollers.

15. In a typewriting or like machine, the

combination of a set of separate independently rotatable rear main paper feed rollers that extend substantially throughout the length of the platen, a second set of separate forward main paper feed rollers, said rollers of the two sets being constructed and arranged to provide a fore-and-aft breakjoint arrangement throughout the entire length of the two sets of feed rollers, substantially as and for the purposes specified.

16. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of a set of co-axial rear main paper feed rollers comprising a relatively short feed roller at one point in the set, the remaining rollers of the set being relatively long; and a second set of forward co-aXial main paper feed rollers comprising a relatively short feed roller opposite a long feed roller of the first set, the remainder of the feed rollers of the second set being relatively long.

17 In a typewriting or like machine, the combination of'a set of separate co-axial rear main feed rollers that extends substantially throughout the length of the platen and comprises a relatively short feed roller at one end of the set, the remainder of the feed rollers of the set being relatively long; and a second set of separate co-axial front main feed rollers comprising a relatively short feed roller at the opposite end of the set from that where the corresponding short feed roller of the other set is located and which is forward of a long roller of the first set, the remaining rollers of the second set being relatively long, substantially as described and for the purposes set forth.

18. In a typewriting or like machine, the combination with a platen; of a set of independently rotatable aligned paper feed rollers, three in number and maintained spaced apart, two of the three of said feed rollers being of the same length and relatively long, the third feed roller being relatively short and arranged at one end of the aligned set; and a second set of aligned independently rotatable paper feed rollers, three in number and maintained spaced apart, two of the second set of feed rollers being of the same length and relatively long, the third roller of the second set being relatively short and arranged at one end of the set and opposite the long end feed roller of the other set, the arrangement of the two sets of feed rollers being such that the spaces between the feed rollers of each set are overlapped by the I

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4486108 *Nov 5, 1981Dec 4, 1984Ricoh Company Ltd.Semi-automatic paper insertion apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification400/637.2, 400/638, 400/637.3
International ClassificationB41J11/02, B41J11/04
Cooperative ClassificationB41J11/04
European ClassificationB41J11/04