US 1656153 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 10 1928.
J. A. B. SMITH TYPEWRITING MACHINE Filed Oct. 15. 1924 //7ve/7 far tttt it outed dent Mt it. :3
d d it "this invention rotates to s work-sheet rehinet tor use with n eontinutnts hitting; typewritiu niuohine ot the iteutotd type such us d1. meat in the potent to ti emery d:
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not tited vtzniuery 2t, 1924:. to nutehiues ot the continuous hitting); typo, wo i wehs are used in severet to vers or pties eseh provided with printed tornis end the present; invention has pzutieutur reference to e novet eehinet norniotty pos- .oned heuenth the supporting stend out the nioehine :tud ooniprises :1 pinrutity containers in the term ot hanks ot trays or drowers tor the wehs set one open enother end stid y disptoeeuhte with respect to eueh other property post tion them, to permit at seteoted web to he ted therefrom end into the typewritten innehi no.
.ttinon. the edvontoges ot nit improved oohinet ere siinpdioitv end streno h ot eon- :ittruetioim tow cost out 1nenutueture, end the ense with whieh the oohinotinert? he dies: senthted when desired".
itre ot the tentures ot the invention the provision oit novet niezins tor guiding; the trays when they ore heiug stidinojty dispteeed with r soeet to one unother."
.r-tnother ier "ure the provision ot .tiiuitinn rueetns to. preventing; the trevs from inov heyoed e predetermined position when siding; upon. ench oth-er und ntso tor hotdii r utt ot the trots top, her so 2i unit it er 't eoture oiithe invention is the provision of on opening or passageway ndjueent the rear oit euoh ot the weh hotchup; cabinets to permit the web to thread therethrougrh end upwurdtv to the esrhoneheet hotder ot the umehuve white the troys ere etosedt on upon soother; that is, when the tour Wfitif? iereot ore to verti mt nti ourueut w it one onotheit ttther teotures end :idvsntogfes out here i u stter eppeur,
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t ttttd t tit tit t tit t The shove rererred to and indicated at 12,, cabinet ooi'nprises :1 tower trey tit inetud e hot-tom 1S" huvitt the sides thereof us at it and is supported upon W e. suite-hie distenee shove the he to s may he termed of engte iron inuterieh :is shown, end are secured to each of the corners out the trit v 13 by noeztns oi rivets "t5 pessing through perforations in the legs and thence through siroiter periorutions in end WtttiS t6 :tud ti sud side watts to end t9 ot the tray. the wotts it end it? of the trey 13 may he turned down to provide rounded upper edores tttltt 2t tor their respective watts. The. inner teees out the upper portions of the tees t t" rest upon the t...ned-down portioiis of end waits to end it"; and e washer inn he need he tween the outer toes of the turned-up sides 14: end the inner t ee or the tower portions ot the tees t t to stign the tegs with the rear watt tt"- The side watts to end ttt ot the tray tit :tre eirtended somewhat shove the piano ot the to edttes ot the wetts to end. end are bent inwzurdtv at right entries, es indieoted at 2,3 and Q41 to form runways or tracks 23 and 2 th the outer portions thereoi being hent hoot: s inst the under sides ot the tracks to provide smooth rounded edo es t3 and The techs 92 and 2t support at 2'2 which hue tinedqupou the hottoro stereo? 2t pnir ot porovttet guides to our. 0 the outer sides oit which he otosety :td iuee t the ode 25 and Q6 ot the treehs, so that, when the ttttv is sliding upon the tre v 18 the guides 28 end hotd the tray in ntignment with the tray 13.
to order to timit the movement ot the tray there is provided a pztir oft ohutineuts or steps 30 and 3t whieh ere secured. odj'eeent the upper ed s ot the respeetive waits to end on d on the ends the eot tithet (it) and 2, of angle members secured to their respective walls by-means of rivets 32 and having wineportions 33 and 34 extendinginwardly of the cabinet and at right angles to the walls. Fingers 35 and 36 are fixed by means of rivets, or in any other manner, to the rear portions of the under sides of the guides 28 and 29, and extend beneath the tracks 23 and 24 oi? the side walls 18 and 19, so as to retain the tray 27 upon the tray 13. Thestops 30 and 31 are also in the path of movement of the fingers and 36. so that, when the tray 27 is moved for :ard'ly to uncover the tray 13, the fingers engage the Wing portions of their respective stops and thereby limit the opening of the tray 27 A pair of walls 37 and 38 form, respectively.
the front and rear of the tray 27 and have their upper edges turned over to provide rounded upper edges 39 and 40 similar to the edges 20 and 21 described in connection with the tray .13. The tray 27 has side walls 41 and 42, and the upper portions or both of these Walls are bent inwardly at right angles,
1 as at 43 and 44, to provide tracks 43 and 44, upon which rests the topmost tray 45, A pair of guides 46 and 47 are fixed to the underside of the bottom of the tray 45 in a manner similar to the parallel guides 28 and 29,,and co-operate with the inner edges of the tracks 43 and 44' to properly guide the tray 45 when being moved upon the tray 27 A pair of abutments or stops 48 and 49 mounted adjacent the top edges of the re spective Walls 41 and 42 and approx nately intermediate the ends thereof lie in the path of movement of fingers 50 and 51 of the same character as those already described in connection with the tray 27, the purpose being, as in the tray 27, to limit the movement of the tray 45.
The tray 45 is formed in any convenient manner to provide a bottom 45, side walls 52 and 53 and end walls 54 and 55, the upper portions of all of the walls being: turned over, so, as to providesmooth edges upon the rim of the tray. A handle 56 may be provided upon the tray 45. A slidable cover 57 rests upon the tray 45, and may comprise a piece of sheet material having two of its side'edges bent downwardly adjacent the side walls 52 and 53, as indicated at 58, and pro viding guide means for the cover when slidi pg upon the tray. A perforation 59 adacent the forward portion of the cover 57 provides a convenient finger-hold for opening the cover when required. It will be seen from this construction that while the several trays are held together as a unit and cannot be displaced beyond a predetermined point, due to the stop means employed, it is possible to remove the trays one from the other by simply sliding each tray rearwardly until the fingers carried thereby ride out from under the tracks of the next lower tray.
Letter A indicates a slack of fan-fold sheets in position within. the tray 27, and shows the leading; edge thereot rising; iron: the open portion adjacent the rear of the tray and upwardly toward the usual rac; or carbon-holder (not shown) of the machine 12. It is customary in machines oi the lantold type, when using; sheets ol dill'ereut types, to thread the various webs of the shots between] the leaves o1 carbon-sheets carried upon holders which may rest upon a at the rear of the machine, and from the holders and sheets may be conveniently selected and placed upon the, trackways o! the machine, so an to be run around the platen.
It will be seen that when the trays are closed upon one another, a passagev-say A will be formed between the bottom 45 ol the tray and the upper edge 40 ot the wall 38, and that a passageway B will also be formed between the bottom 27' ot the tray 27 and the upper edge 21. ot the wall 17. The passageways thus provided permit the webs to remain threaded therethrougrh after the cab inet trays have been "fully closed. This arrangement is particularly advantageous because it permits the work to be left in the machine while the bulk of the fan-fold webs within the cabinet is protected from dust, such, for instance, as when the operator of themachine has finished work for the day. However, if desired, the carbon-holder and the leading: ends of the webs may be placed within the cabinet. B represents another stack oi. fan-told sheets or webs withinv the lower tray 13, and the dot-and-dash lines indicate the position assumed by the web while a are; the cabinet and being; ted u1 )wardly and into the machine. lit will be readily seen that either of the worlewebs A or B may be selected and fed upwardly to the machine by simply displacing the overlying; tray a distance suliicient to permit the web free passage from its tray.
Variations may be resorted to within the scope of the invention, and portions of the improvements may be used without others.
I'Iaving thus described my invention, 1 claim:
1. A cabinet for separately feeding ferent types of worksheet-webs to a tinuous billing typewritingmachine. cabinet comprising a tier of trays, each tray supporting the one above, the sides of said trays being formed with tracltways upon which the tray next above rests and slides. abutments fixed upon the upper portions of the inner side walls of said trays and ap proximately intermediate the ends thereof, a pa r of guides fixed to the bottom of: each of said trays and positioned adjacent the sides of said trackways, so as to co-operate therewith in guiding the trays when sliding one upon another, and a stop carried by dit con-- said ill] lib
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emme each of said guides and projecting inwardly and under said. trackways so as to hold the trays together as a unit, said stops also co operating With said ahutinents to limit the movement of said trays with relation to one another when the latter are sliding to dispiacod condition.
.9. A cabinet for separately feeding ditiorent types of Work-sheet-Webs to a continuous billing typewriting machine, said cabinet comprising; a stationary tray, iegs carried by said tray for positioning the same above the door ieve], the side Waiis of said stationary tray being;- bent inwardly and then turned over to :Form smooth inner edges and to provide tracks, an abutment fixed adjacent the upper portion. of eaideide Walls 0i said stationary tray and approximately interi'nediate the ends thereof, a second tray siidingly mounted upon said tracks, a pair of guides fixed to the bottom of said second tray for guiding the same upon said stationary tray, a pair of stop fingers carried by said guides and arranged to engage said ahutn'ient, so as to prevent said second tray from being moved beyond a predetermined position. in one direction, while pfillilitili'fig said second tray uninterrupted sliding movement in the opposite direction so as to permit the same to be dismounted. :trom said stationary tray, and a third tray siidehie upon said second tray.
JESSE A. B, dMITH.