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Publication numberUS1648534 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1927
Filing dateMay 18, 1926
Priority dateMay 25, 1925
Publication numberUS 1648534 A, US 1648534A, US-A-1648534, US1648534 A, US1648534A
InventorsAdolf Breusch
Original AssigneeAdolf Breusch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand-operated roller stamp
US 1648534 A
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Nov. s, 1927. 1,648,534




Patented. Nov. 8, 1927.



Application filed May 18, 1926, Serial No. 109,885, and in Germany May, 1925.

This invention relates to a hand-operated roller stamp for cancelling postage stamps on parcels, baggy letters, box letters and the like.

From the roller stamps of known type the roller stamp according to the invention differs in that it is only of such dimensions that it can just hold a roller comprising au exchangeable and adjustable set of types and a holding screw `tor the side walls of the roller, said stamping roller being journaled by means of studs on the outer surfaces of its side walls, the locking pin for the type discs traversing one of the journals of the stamping roller, said roller being maintained in or returned after each stamping operation into such a position that, if the roller rotates, at first the stamp proper is stamped onto the support and then the filling designs. The roller is controlled by a pull spring attached to a crank mounted on one of the journals of the roller.

The advantages of this improved construction are that, owing to the short diameter of the roller, stamps are better and sharper printed on not quite plane surfaces, that the stamping is repeated at quite short time-intervals that the stamp proper is printed at the beginning of the stamping,

0 and that the pin for adjusting and locking the type discs is more easily accessible than in the roller-stamps of known type.

The improved hand operated roller-stamp is shown, by way of example, in the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 is a front elevation and Fig. 2 a side elevation.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinalsection through the stamping roller, on larger scale, and

F ig. 4 is a cross .section ot the same.

rhe stamping roller a, on the outer sur` face ot' which the :trama the .name of the place where it is used, the number ofthe post-office and other standard indications are embossed, has, inside the embossed frame, an aperture b behind which the type discs c for the date and time arranged in the hollow space of the roller a are visible. The type discs c are mounted on an eccentric sleeve d. This sleeve Z is screwed at the one end upon a threaded bolt e and pushed at the other end on a stud j, the bolt e and stud being fixed the one in the side wall C/ and the other in the side wall L of the roller a. The side walls g and it are connected with one another by a screw z' and pulled against- `ends of aU-shaped bow s.

the ends of' the roller a. The type discs c have each holesc arranged in a circle and designed to receive a locking pin m. This pin m engages at one end in a bore n in the inner surface of side wall gand the head 0 at its other end is screwed into a threaded bore a of side waill L, the journal (y on this side wall L being of such diameter that the bore n can extend through it. The journals Q and@l or' the roller c are journaled in the On the journal r an adjustable crank t is mounted to a stud of which a pull spring u is attached so that, after every stamping action, the roller a is returned into the norma-l position for printing first the types and figures and then the filling design. An inking roller@ restingupon the stamping roller a serves to ink s'aidy stamping roller and it is journaled in a U-shaped bow 'w lnngedly fixed on the bow s, controlled by a spring a and adapted to be adjusted by means of an adjusting screw y.

The bow s has a handle a at the top end.

ln order. to stamp a letter or the like the vhandle of the stamp roller a is gripped and the roller is rolled over the letter or the like. The roller makes the ink roller o rotate by friction, owing to the pressure of spring x, so that it is inked.

Directly at the starting of the rolling movement of roller a that portion of its circumference, which contains the die of the stamp with the name of the place, the date and the time, comes into contact with the envelope. By the rotation 0f roller a the crank 2f mounted on the axle is rotated also, so that the spring is put under tension, to pull the crank, after thelifting of the roller, back into the initial position corresponding to the initial position of the roller.

To alter the date' and time the type rollersv c may be rotated after the locking pin 0 has been unscrewed.

rllhe whole stamping roller can be removed from the bearings after the crank has been removed together with the bearing bushes and the locking pin o. The stamping roller may be taken to pieces in order to interchange the type rollers after the screw z' has been unscrewed.

I claim l. A hand-operated roller stamp specially designed for cancelling postage stamps, or stamping parcels, baggy envelopes, boxshaped letters and the like, comprising in llO combination, a hollow stamping roller liaving an aperture, end plates'tor said roller having annular grooves to loe placed over the `edges of said roller, eccentric trunnions on the outer side of: each end plate, a set of type disks inountedin said hollow roller on said eccentric trunnions, a sunk scr-ew with lslot head for holding together said type Y stamping roller o'fsliort dian'ieter, type discs adjustahly inounted in said hollow roller and having each holes arranged in a circle, separate .side walls et said roller, one ot said side wallshaying a cavity in its vinner surface, ascrew 1oolt connecting" said sidewalls 7ith one another yand traversing-` said hollow roller, arjournal ontheouter surface of each side wall, the journal of tlieside wall which has `nocai/ity in its inner suri'ace having a.' threaded bore, a U-shaped how vhaving `a handle and in which said journals arejour- Analed, and atransverse pin traversingl said holes of said type discs and designed to lock said type discs in the adjusted position, said pin being screwed into said threaded4 bore of the one of said journals andengaging at its other end in said oavityrof the opposite side .wall. j

3. A hand operated roller-stamp specially designed tor cancelling stainps on parcels` baggy letters, box-letters and the like, coinprising in combination a hollow rotary typefdiscs andv designed to lock said type oiscs in theadjusted position, a crank adjustahly mounted on the one of said journals which has no threaded horc, anda pull spring yattaehed to said crank to return said rolle into the nornial positioi alter `each operation lso that atthe stamping the types are printed iirst;

In testimony whereof I atlix niy signature.

ADOLF Barroso-nj

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U.S. Classification101/329
International ClassificationB41K1/42, B41K1/22, B41K1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41K1/22, B41K1/42
European ClassificationB41K1/22, B41K1/42