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Publication numberUS1650076 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1927
Filing dateDec 12, 1923
Priority dateDec 12, 1923
Publication numberUS 1650076 A, US 1650076A, US-A-1650076, US1650076 A, US1650076A
InventorsLaencher Frederick W
Original AssigneeA Kimball Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Machine for operating upon ticket strips
US 1650076 A
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Nov. 22, 1927. 1,650,076

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Nov. 22, 1927. 1,650,076

F. w. LAENCHER MACHINE FOR OPERATING UPON TICKET STRIPS Filed Dec. 12, 1923 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 \nvenToT:

FrederibK W. Luencher b iwa WAVM Nov. 22, 1927. 1,650,076

F. W. LAENCHER MACHINE FOR OPERATING UPON TICKET STRIPS Filed Dec. 12, 1923 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 lnvenTor.

FredericK W. Luencher byWMkM y Afiys.

Patented Nov. 22, 1927.

UNITED STATES rimnnmcx w. nmncnnn, or nnooxmn', NEW YORK, nssrenon m in. mm coll:-

PANY, 01 NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION 01 NEW YORK.

IACHINE FOR OPERATING UPON 'IfIOKI'I. STRIPS.

Application filed December 12, 1988. Serial Io. 880,884.

This invention relates to improvements in machines for operating upon a strip of material, such as, a ticket strip and one of the objects of the invention is to provide a novel feeding mechanism operable to present sections of the strip, such as tickets, more accurately to the mechanism or mechanisms which operate upon the strip than has heretofore been provided in machines of like character.

A further object of the invention is to provide a ticket-strip feeding mechanism which will, without adjustment other than the substitution of differently spaced ticket engaging members, properly present to the mechanism for operating upon the strip the tickets of different strips in which the tickets of one strip differ in width from the tickets of other strips.

A further object of the invention is to provide a ticket-strip feeding mechanism which may be readily arranged to present tickets of any desirable length and width to the mechanism which operates upon the ticket.

More specifically the invention has for-its object to provide a simple, efficient and practical machine for printing and severing individual marking tickets from a marking ticket strip. Such a strip may be partially printed beforehand with any desired data such as the name and address of an establishment using the marking tickets and this machine employed to print upon each ticket suitable indicia such as of grade, style, price, and so forth.

The ticket-strips employed to produce marking tickets may desirably benotched along one or both edges to provide bevelled corners for the tickets and the present invention contemplates the provision of ticketstrip feeding mechanism which will advance the tickets to the cutting and printing mechanism with such accuracy that the data will be properly and neatly marked upon the the prmtinghead of the printing mechanism 1n the position in whlch the type faces enticket and the tickets severed from the strip along lines Which intersect the apex or} apexes of the notches in the edge of the ticket, thus insuring the production of a neat and symmetrical ticket.

A further ob 'ect of the invention is to provide a machine in which the feeding, marking and cutting mechanisms are so correlated in their action as accurately to feed,

mark and cut the tickets.

A further object of the invention resides n providing means for actuating the feedmg, markm and cutting devices from a single cam s aft. U a

A further object of the invention is'to provide a ticket markingmachine of relates-50 ,076 PATENT OFFICE.

tively simple and of strong construction and in which the parts are readily accessible for rezlair and replacement.

A rther object of the invention is to rovide a ticket marking machine operable.

y an electric motor and suitable to be placed 111J the hands of unskilled and careless opera ors. Other objects and features of the invention will more fully a pear from the following description an the accompanyin drawings and will be particularly poin out in the claims. A preferred embodiment of the invention is disclosed in the accompanying drawings as applied to aticket-strip marking and cutting machine, in which,

1 is a front elevation of the machine;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same;

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view through the frame and the ticket-strip feedlng mechanism showing the actuating mechanlsm 1n elevation;

. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the worm driv- 111%;[11801131115111 for actuating the cam shaft- 1g. 5 is a detail plan view of the forwar end portion of the strip feeding bar; and

ticket support;

Fig. 6 is a plan view of'a wider strip feedmg bar adapted to be substituted for that shown in Fig. 5;

Fig. 7 is a side elevation of the forward endtof the strip feeding bar; and ticket supp Fig. 8 is an end elevation of the machine showing the printing head of the printing mechanism in the position in which the type faces engage the inking pad;

Fig. 9 is a detail end elevation showing gage the ticket-strip;

Fig. 10 is a detall view of the cutter and means for actuating the same to sever the ticket-strip; and,

Fig. 11 is a detail perspective view showing a portion of the bed of the machine with the feeding mechanism mounted thereu on engaging the ticket-strip in which the tickets are in the form of string tags and also illustrating means for preventing the severing of the strings as the tickets pass the cutting mechanism.

The machine illustrated in the accompanyin drawings comprises a frame having :a

te le or bed 1 with downwardly extending sides 2 and ends 3 which rest upon. a base 4 and forms a box-like construction wh1ch encloses the ower transmitting mechanlsm through wh1ch the mechanisms, which operate upon the tickets, are actuated.

The frame is also provlded Wltlhfi rearward extension 5 to support a ticket feeding mechanism of a desirablelength. By reason of this construct on a slmpale, but rigid frame is providedwhich 1s capa le of carrying the motor and power transmltting mechanism, but which, however, are shown in the present drawings as :mounted upon the base 4. 6

One of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a novel feedingmechanism for feeding the ticket strips wh1ch w1ll accurately position the tickets so that the tickets will be severed along predetermined lines, such as are found in printed ticket strips, or in such a manner that the hue of severance will accurately intersect the an 1e or angles of the notches which define t e tickets of the strip.

The feeding mechanism comprises a slide which is reciprocably mounted upon the bed or table 1, preferably ad'acent one ofthe longitudinal edges thereo .and is provided with strip engaging members adapted successively to engage and advance the strip a predetermined distance.

In the particular embodiment of the m vention illustrated herein the slide comprises a flat plate 6 which is reciprocably mounted upon the bed or table and a feed bar 7 which is detachably secured to the plate 6 and provided with a series of teeth presenting shoulders 8 which are spaced apart equal distances, not less than the width of the ticket to be operated upon, and adapted successively to engage the end of the ticket-strip 9. The feed bar 7 desirably is provided with a longitudinal way or slot 10 which intersects the teeth and over which a hold-down is located to press the ticket-strip 9"into engagement with the teeth. The feed bar 7 is also provided with a lateral extension 11 which underlies a guide 12 for the inner edge of the ticket-strip. The guide 12 desirably is supported upon brackets 13 which are adjustably secured to the table 1 by screw and slot connections 14 in order that the guide may be properly positioned for ticket-strips of different widths, i. e., for tickets of different lengths.

v The slide 6 may be guided in any suitable manner as by blocks 15 secured to the under face of the slide and having extensions or flanges which underlie and slidably engage the under surface of the table. A preferred means for reciprocating the slide com uses a bracket 16 which is secured to the owerface of the late 6 and which slidably fits within the s 0t in the table 1, and is .provided with a bifurcated end 17 in which the rear end of a link 18 ispivotally mounted upon a stud extending across-the bifurcated end of the bracket. The link 18 is connected prefera'blyby a screw and slot connection to another link 19 which is pivotally mounted at itsforward end upon a stud 20 upon the upper end of a lever. 21 the lower end of which is pivotall mounted upon a stud 22 of a bracket 23 w ich is secured to the base 4 of the machine.

The lever 21 has intermediate of its ends a laterally extending shaft 24 which preferably is provided with a roller which enga es a cam slot 25 in a cam 26 which is fixedly secured to a cam shaft 27 journalled in suitable be'arings in standards 28 and 29 mounted upon the base 4. The cam shaft 27 has affixed to it a bevelled gear 30 which is driven by a pinion 31 upon a countershaft 32 which is journalled in the upper ends of suitable standards 33 which are mounted upon the base 4. The countershaft 32 has intermediate of the standards 33 a worm gear 34 which is driven by a worm 35 upon the shaft 36 driven by an electric motor 37.

By reason of this construction a train of gearing. is provided which will impart a deslred speed of reciprocation to the feedlng mechanism. The mechanisms for operat ing upon the ticket-strip desirably are also actuated from the cam shaft 27, thus insuring proper synchronism of movement between the feeding mechanism and the mechanisms which act upon the ticket-strip.

In order to insure the proper feeding of the strip and its accurate presentation to the mechanism which operates upon it a holddown is provided to press'the ticket-strip down upon the toothed feed bar and means are also provided to engage the outer .edge of the ticket-strip and force the inner edge thereof against the guide 12.

The preferredform of hold-down is in the form of a bar 38 which overlies the slot 10 in the feed bar and is carried by arms 39 which are pivotally mounted upon'brackets 40 adjustably secured to the bed 1. The guide for the edge of the strip as illustrated comprises a roller 41'which is mounted upon a stud extending downwardly from a bracket 42 which is secured to the hold-down bar 38. By reason of this construction the holddown and guide may be swung from the operative position illustrated in full lines in Fig. 3 to the inoperative position illustrated in dotted lines to permit the feed strip to be placed upon the feed bar 6. When the holddown is swung again to operative position it is pressed down upon the teeth of the-feed strlp so that upon the'forward reciprocat ing movement of the feed bar the shoulders of one of the teeth will engage the end of the strip and advance the strip, while the engagement of the guide 41 with the outer edge of the strip and the en agement of the guide 12 with' the inner e ge of the strip will prevent lateral displacement of the strip during the feeding movement. Inasmuch as the slide is always reciprocated through a field of predetermined length the ticketstrip engaging members 01' teeth will always advance to a predetermined point. By substituting dilferent feed bars 7, '(see Figs. 5 and 6}, in which the distance between the shou ders of the teeth are properly correlated to the width of the ticket to be fed, ticket-strips having tickets of anydesired width may be properly advanced to position the tickets accurately to the mechanism which operates upon the ticket. 1

In order to provide for the accurate assembling of the machine and also for adjustment if necessary because of wear, the field of reciprocation of the slide may be adjusted by loosening the screws which connect the link 18 to the link 19 and adjusting the slide until the shoulders 8 of the teeth are in proper position to advance the strip exactly the right distance, whereupon the screws may be set up and the adjustment made permanent.

' As a further precaution to prevent any overfeeding a stop mechanism is provided to limit the forward movement of the feeding slide. In the particular construction illustrated this is accomplished by a bracket 43 which is secured to the under face of the slide plate 6 and reciprocates in the bed thereby forming an addltional guide for the slide and which is provided with a screw 44 the end of which may be positioned to engage an abutment 45 upon a bracket 46 which desirably is secured to the apron of the frame.

Any suitable means may be provided to prevent retrograde movement of the ticketstri durin the rearward movement of the fee ing sli e within the broad scope of the claims which are addressed to the feeding mechanism. In the-preferred embodiment of the invention, however, a special mechanism is provided for clamping the ticket strip, printing the ticket and severing the printed ticket from the trip. The strip clamping and cutting mechanism illustrated comprises a plate 47 which overlies the end of the feeding slide when in its forward position and presents a hardened ledger plate to co-operate with the movable cutter. The plate 47 is carried by a strong and rigid bracket or casting 48 which extends nearly across the bed and is secured to it by a machine screw 49 or bolt. The bracket 48 .desirably is provided with a flange 50 which rests upon the table 1 andalso with an extension which projects through a slot 51 in ing the tempered steel cutter 59 which is s'ecured to the free end of the cutter bar 57.

The strip-clamping mechanism illustrated herein comprises a vertical clamping bar 60 which co-operates with the ledger plate 47 and which is slidably mounted in a suitable journal in the frame and passes through the slotted end of an actuating lever 61 which is pivotally mounted upon a bracket 62 extending downwardl from the under face of tho bed'or table. T intermediate pf its ends with a'cam follower roll 63 which engages the periphery of a cam 64 which is mounted upon the cam shaft 27. A helical tension sprin connected to the cutter bar and to the stationary member of the machine, such as the standard 33, holds the follower 63 .in contact with the face of the cam 64. A sprin ing the clamping bar 60 and seated at its lower and upon a washer resting upon the reduced end portion of the lever 61 and at its upper end connected to the clamping bar 60, provides a yielding support for the clamping bar 60 which will enable it properly to clamp the ticket-strip against the plate 47 and hold thestri durin the backward movement of the fee in sli e.

In order to prevent ti ticket-strip from dropping when the clamping slide is moved backward a block 66 is mounted upon the table 1 beneath the plate 47 and is rovided with upwardly extending ribs whici project into slots 67 in the forward end of the feed bar, so that when the feed bar is withdrawn the last ticket of the strip will rest upon the ribs and will be engaged by the forward end of the feed slide upon its next forward movement and advanced to the printing mechanism.

The eccentric 64 is so formed and positioned upon the cam shaft 27 that the clamping bar 60 will be raised to engage and clamp the ticket-stri at the end of the feeding movement an the backward movement of the feeding slide, thus enabling the successive shoulders 8 of the teeth upon the feed bar to engage the widest ticket for which the machine is adapt;

65, surrou'nd-' he lever 61 is provided e last ticket of the I will retain the strip during ed and, of course, to engage the end of the strip upon its forward movement when tickets of less width are used.

In the preferred embodiment of the invention illustrated the frame of the printing mechanism comprises a plate 68 which is screwed to the bed or table of the machine and has secured to its edges vertical standards 69 and 70 provided at their upper portions with laterally extending arms 71 and 72. The pair of arms 70 is connected by a relatively thin plate 73 against which an inking pad 74 is secured by a suitable clamp which, as illustrated herein, comprises a bracket having an arm 75 connected to the pad and a lever 76 pivotally mounted upon the bracket having its end 77 adapted to engage the rear face of the plate 73. Thus the inking pad can be readily applied to or removed from the machine.

The inking pad is thus supported in angular relation to the plane of the platen 78, which desirably is in the form of fibrous material, and is secured to the table of the machine so that its upper plane s' rface is positioned to receive the forward end of the ticket-strip as it is advanced by the feeding mechanism. W

In the present machine the printing head is pivotally mounted upon a swinging'arm and is provided with guiding means which will cause initial and forward substantially rectilinear movements of the head with an intermediate swinging movement which will cause the type face of the printing head to be alternately resented'to the inking pad and the platen in directions normal to their respective surfaces.

The printinghead 79 is of substantially rectangular form and is provided with trunnions 80 which are pivotally mounted in the upper ends of arms 81 which are rigidly connected to a rock shaft 82 journalled in the standards 69 and of the printing frame. The printing head constitutes a chase holder which preferably carries a chase of the character disclosed in the prior application of Alonzo Kimball Marsh, Serial Number 614,687, filed January 24, 1923.

The rock shaft 82 has secured to it a gear or segment of a gear 83, the teeth of which engage complementary'teeth of a rack 84, the upper end of which rests upon a guide roller 85 upon a shaft 86 which is mounted in lugs extending downwardly from the arms 71. The rack 84 is provided with a forked lower end 87 which embraces the cam shaft 27 and is provided with a roller 88 which rests upon an eccentric 89 which is.

secured to the cam shaft 27. A tension spring 90, secured at its upper end to a lug upon the fork of the rack and at its lower end to a stud upon the supporting standard for the cam shaft, serves to press the cam roller 88 against the cam 89. Thus the retation of the cam 89 will reciprocate the rack 8% and, acting through the gear 83 will oscillate the rock shaft 82 and its arms 81 which carry the printing'head.

A handle upon the rock shaft 82 enables the printing mechanisfn to be operated to print proofs and single tickets independently of the action of the feeding mechanism as the bifurcated end of the rack 84 permits in-' dependent movement of the printing mecha- IllSIIl.

The guiding means for the printing head comprises a shaft 91 which is secured to the side of the printing head opposite to the type faces and extends therefrom in a direction normal to the plane of the type face. The shaft 91 is slidably mounted in a suitable bearmg in a preferably rectangular bar 92 having cylindrical ends or trunnions which are rotatably mounted in suitable hearings in the end portion of the arms 71 72 of the standard 69. The axis about which the bar 92 oscillates is located at the intersection of planes normal to the face of the pad and the ,plane of the platen an equidistance from the pad face and the platen.

In Fig. 8 of the drawings the printing head is illustrated in its initial position with the type faces engaging the inking pad and in Fig. the printing head is shown in its final posltion with the type faces engaging the platen. Y

In the operation of the machine starting with the position of the printing head shown in Flg. 8, the upward movement of the rack bar when actuated by the cam 89 causes the arm 69 to swing, toward the right, and

its initial movement is in a direction substantially normal to the surface of the inking pad. Upon further movement of the arm the printing head is gradually swung down and is guided by the shaft 91, which is slidably mounted in its bearing in the bar 92, until it approaches the platen. However, the final movement of the printing head toward the platen is substantially rectilinear in a direction normal to the face of the platen. Thus the printing head is properly presented both to the printing pad and to the platen. In the present construction the plane of the inking pad is normal to that of the platen, but it will be understood that other relatively angular positions of the printing pad may be employed within the meaning and scope of the claims.

In order to preventinjury to the hands of One of the features of the invention con-- sistsv in so correlating the operations of the feeding mechanism, the cutting mechanism .and the printing mechanism as to insure the ticket beyond the cutter and substan-.'

' tially simultaneously with the clamping ating upon pin tickets in which the shanks of posltion upon the feed bar.

movement of the printinghead to actuate the cutter to sever the strip intermediate of the printing mechanism and the forward end of the feeding mechanism.

It will be observed that the cutter is wider than the widest stri to be operated upon thereby insuring a c ean cut entirely across the ticket-strip.

The machine is illustrated in Figs. 3, 8 and.

9 of the accompanying drawings as operthe attaching members are shown as extending downwardly along the edge of the feeding slide. In the perspective view, Fig. 11, a

strip of string tags is shown in operative I In order to prevent the strings of the marking tags from being engaged by the cutter means are provided for deflecting the strings of the tag out of the path of the cutter. The guide shown in Fig.'11 comprises a bar or rod 94 having its ends bent at right angles to the body of the bar and anchored to the bed or apron and outwardly and forwardly inclined with respect to the vertical face of the a ro n 5, the forward end of the bar being a, s c1ent distance away from the frame of the machlne to deflect the strings out of the path of the cutter.

In the operation of the machine the holddown may be raised to permit the first t1cket strip to be placed upon the feed bar with its end closely adjacent to the path of the cutter. During the first feeding movement the shoulder 8 of one of the teeth on the feed bar will engage the rear end of the strip and advance the strip to the end of its feeding movement at which time the strip will be properly positioned upon the printing mechanism and also in proper relation to the cutter. The clamp is then actuated to clamp the strip and promptly thereafter the printing head is swung down and vertically reciprocated to print the strip. Substantially simultaneously with the engagement of the printing head with the strip the upwardly moving cutter severs the strip. The feeding mechanism is then moved backward, the

vanced and forces the severe position during the entire rearward movement of the cutter after which it is released by its .cam and. drawn downwardby the spring. In the meantime the cutter has been depressed out of the "path of the fastening devices of the pin ticket sothat the strip may be fed forward by the next movement of the cutter without interference.

During the nextforward feeding movement of the feed bar the stri isagain' adticket across the laten so that it is delivered from the mac inc and slides down the inclined walls 95 and 96 of the platen and bed to serve as a chute to deliver the severed ticket from the machine to a suitable receptacle (not shown). By providing feed bars, the equally spaced strip-engagingmembers or teeth of which are properl of the tickets to e operated upon, ticketstrips of any desirable width may be properly fed and by merely adjusting the guide and hold-down mechanism provision may be made for advancing ticket-strips in which the tickets of one strip differ in length from those of the other. t

'lfhe operation is then continued until the entire strip is printed and the tickets severed therefrom. When the last ticket of the strip 1s engaged by the foremost shoulder of the feed bar it is held by the clamping mechanism during the rearward movement of the feed bar and upon the release of the clamp is supported upon the ribs of the block upon the presser plate which underlies the ledger plate so that upon the next forward feeding correlated to the width reach the rear end of the preceding ticketstrip. Thus the operation of the machine may be madecontinuous.

The ticket-strip can be removed from the machine at any time by swinging the holddown out of engagement with the ticketstrip and withdrawing the ticket-strip from the machine when it is released by the clampmg mechanism.

It will be noted that the machine above described is of an exceedingly strong construction although relatively light and that the mechanism comprises a minimum num benof parts which are so constructed as to avo1d vibration which would tend to displace the tlckets during the operation of the machine and that the co-operating mechanisms are so designed and associated as to produce the highest degree of accuracy in their operations upon the pin ticket-strip.

It will be understood that the embodiment of the invention disclosed herein is illustrative and not restrictive and that the feeding mechanism herein described may be employed to present tickets to other mechanisms for operating upon the ticket and that various changes in construction, form and arrangement of parts maybe made within the meaning and scope of the following claims.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is:

1. In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip, strip-feeding mechanism comprising a movable device having a serles of strip-engaging members and means for actuating said deviceto cause the members of said series successively to engage the end of the strip and advance the strip a predetermined distance. 7

2. In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip, ticket-strip feeding mechanism comprising a. movable device having a series of strip-engaging members spaced apart a distance not less than the width of the ticket to be operated upon and means for actuating said movable device to cause the members of said series successively to engage an end of the ticket-strip and advance the strip a predetermined distance.

3. .In a machine for operatlng upon a ticket-strip, ticket-strip feeding mechanism comprising a slide having a series of stripengaging members spaced apart a distance not less than the width of the ticket to be operated upon, means for reciprocating the said slide to cause the members of said series successively to engage the end of the ticketstrip upon the successive forward movements of said slide and advance the strip a predetermined distance and means for preventing retrograde movement of the strip.

4. In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip, ticket-strip feeding mechanism comprising a slide having a series of stripengaging members spaced apart a distance not less than the width of the ticket to be operated upon, means for reciprocating said slide to cause the members of said series successively to engage the end of the ticketstrip upon the successive forward movements of said slide and advance the strip a predetermined distance, means for preventing retrograde movement of the strip and means on said bed extending into slots in the forward end of said slide to prevent the lastticket of the strip from dropping and to present the rear end thereof in the ath of the forward end of the slide where y said last ticket will be properly advanced upon the next forward movement of the slide.

5. In a machine for operating upon a gage the end of the strip upon successive forward movements of said slide .and ad- Vance the strip a predetermined distance and means for preventing retrograde movement of the strip.

6. In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip, ticket-strip feeding mechanism comprising a slide having a series of teeth presenting shoulders spaced apart at equal dlstances not less than the width of the ticket to be operated upon and provided with a longitudinal way intersecting said teeth, a yieldable hold-down located over said way actingto press the strip against the teeth of sa1d slide, means for reciprocating said slide to cause successive teeth of said series to engage the end of the strip upon successive forward movements of said slide and advance the strip a predetermined distance and means for preventing retrograde movement tion of the field of reciprocation of said.

slide, whereby successive portions of the strip may be properly positioned relatively to the mechanism which acts upon the strip. 8. In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip, comprising a guide positioned to engage one edge of a ticket-strip, a stripfeeding slide having a series of teeth presenting shoulders spaced apart at equal distances not less than the width of the ticket to be operated upon, a hold-down acting to press the ticket-strip against said teeth and provided with means to engage the other edge of the strip and hold the strip against said guide, means for reciprocating'said slide to cause successive teeth of said series to engage the end of the strip upon successive forward movements of said slide and to advance feeding slide having a series of teeth PIIG? senting shoulders spaced apart at equal distances not less than thehwficiltii of thet tickpt tobe o erated upon, a o own ac mg 0 press tlib ticket-stripflagainst said teeth and provided with means to engage the other edge of the strip and hold the same aga nst said guide, means for ad u st1n said guide, means for reciprocating sa d s ide to cause successive teeth of said serles Eto engage the end of the strip on success] orward movements of said slide and to advance said strip a predetermined distance and means for preventing retrograde movement of sad stri i 15 In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip comprising a guide In pos1t1 on to engage one edge of a ticket-strip, a stripfeeding slide having 84581168 of teeth presenting shoulders spaced at equal distances not less than the width of the trcket to be operated upon, ahold-down comprising a bar extending longitudinally above the medial portion of said slide and provided with laterally extending arms plvotally mounted to swing about an axis at one side of sald slide, means carried by said hold-down to engage the other edge of the strip and hold the same against said guide, means for reciprocatin said slide to cause successive teeth of sai series to engage the end of the strip upon successive forward movements of said slide and to advance said strip a predetermined distance and means for preventlng retrograde movement of said strip.

11. In a machine f0r-'operat1ng upon a ticket-strip, a ticket-strip feed ng slide having a series of strip-engaging members spaced apart at equaldistances not less than the width of the tickett to be operated upon,

,overlying the forward end portion of said slide, means for reciprocatingsaid sl de to cause successive members of said series to engage the rear end of the strip upon successive forward movements of said slide and advance the strip a predetermined distance,

a clamping member and means for actuating the same to clamp and hold the strip against said plate during the rearward movement of said slide.

12. In a machine for operatmg upon a ticket-strip, a ticket-strip feeding slide having a series of strip-engaging members spaced apart at e ual distances not less than the width of t e ticket to be operated upon, means for reciprocating said slide, a plate presenting a ledger blade and overlying the forward end portion of said slide, means for reciprocating said slide to cause successive members of said series to engage the rear end of the strip upon successive forward movements of said slide and advance the stri a predetermined distance, a clamping mem er and means for actuating the same to clamp and hold the strip against said plate during the rearward movement of said slide, 'a cutting blade and means for moving the same upwardl into co-operative relation to said ledger b ade to' sever the strip. 1 l

13. In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip, a ticket-strip feeding slide having a series of stri -engaging members spaced apart at equal istances not less than the width of the ticket to be operated upon, means for reci rocating said slide to cause successive mem rs of said series to engage the rear end of the strip on forward movements of said slide and advance the stri a predetermined distance, a clamping mem er and means for actuating the same to clamp and" hold the stri against said plate and during the rearward movement of the slide, said slide having a slot at its forward end portion to receive said clamping member and permit rearward movement on the slide during the clamping action of said clamping member.

:14. In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip, n-,ticke't-strip feeding slide having a series of strip-engaging .members s aced apart at equal distances not less than t e width of the ticket to be operated upon, a plate presenting a ledger blade overlying the forward end portion of said slide, means for reciprocating said slide to cause successive members of said series to engage the rear end of the strip upon successive forward movements of said slide and advance the strip a predetermined distance, a clamping member, means for actuating the same to clamp and hold the strip against said plate during rearward movements of said slide, a cutting blade of greater length am the width of said strip and means for movmg said blade upwardly into co-operative relation to said ledger blade to sever the p strip.

15. In a machine for operating upon a ticket-strip, a ticket-strip feeding slide having a series of stri -engaging members spaced apart at equal istances not less than the width of the ticket to be operatedgipon, a plate presenting a ledger blade overlying the forward end portion of said slide, means for reciprocatin said slide to cause successive members 0 said series to engage the rear end of the strip upon successive for-- ward movements of said slide and advance the strip a predetermined distance, a

clamping member, means for actuating the same to clamp and hold the strip against said plate during rearward movements of said slide, a cutting blade of greater length than the width of said strip and means for moving said blade upward y into co-operative relation to said ledger blade to sever the strip and guiding means positioned to enga e flexible attaching devices, when carried %y the tickets, and to divert said attaching devices from the'cutting field.

16. In a ticket marking machine comprising a single strip feeding mechanism and printing mechanism and means for actuatmg the feeding mechamsm 1n synchronism with the printing mechanism to present tickets successively to the printing mechanism, and manual yoperable means for actuating the printing mechanism independently of the feeding mechanism and while the strip feeding mechanism is at rest whereby proofs and single tickets may be readily printed.

17. In a ticket marking machine, a bed, a cam shaft and means for rotating the same, a ticket-strip supporting slide reciprocably mounted on said bed having a series of members operable successively to engage the rear end of the ticket-strip upon successive forward movements of said slide, a plate overlying the forward end of said slide and presenting a ledger blade, a clamping member located below said plate, a movable cutter normally located below said ledger blade in co-operative relation thereto and means operable from said cam shaft to actuate respectively said slide, clamping member and cutter in co-ordinated relations, to advance the ticket-strip then to cut and clamp the same and to hold the ticket-strip during the rearward movement of the slide.

18. In a ticket marking machine, a bed, a cam shaft and means for rotating the same, a ticket-strip supporting slide reciprocably mounted on said bed having a series of members operable successively to en age the rear end of the ticket-strip upon t e successive forward movements of said slide, a plate overlying the forward end of said slide and presenting a ledger blade, a clampin member located below said plate, a mova 1e cutter normally located below said ledger blade in co-operative relation thereto, a printing head located above and a co-operating platen located below the ath of the ticket-strip and means independently operable from said cam shaft to actuate respectively said slide, clamping member, printing head and cutter in co-ordinated relations successively to advance the ticket-strip then clamp and print the same and to sever the strip during the engagement of the printing head therewith and to retain the strip during the rearward movement of said slide.

In testimony whereof, have signed my name to this specification.

FREDERlCK W. LAENCHER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification271/266, 101/298
International ClassificationB41K3/00, B41K3/48
Cooperative ClassificationB41K3/48
European ClassificationB41K3/48