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WEE} srares SEVERIN H ALVORSEN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
NEWSPAPER STUFFING: MACHINE.
Application filed Kay 20, 1922. Serial No. 582,462.
My invention relates to newspaper stuffing machines, by which is meant machines which insert the various sections or parts of a newspaper into one of the other parts so as to make a single unit fit for delivery.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a. practical and advantageous machine of this kind.
Another object of the invention is to rovide improved means for automatically ofiening the outside or cover section for the insertion of the other section.
Another object of the invention is to provide improved means for automatically advancing the open cover section so as to receive the other sections.
Another object of the invention is to provide improved means for automatically feeding the insert sections to the open cover section.
Another object. of the invention is to arrange for the effective insertion of the-insert sections and to avoid interference i) such sections with the cover section or wit previously inserted sections.
Another object of the invention is to pro vide improved means for controlling the insert sections Within the cover section.
Another object of the invention is to arrange for the automatic stopping of the machine upon the occurrence of any one of a number of abnormal conditions ;-such for example, as the improper feeding of the various paper sections, the improper operation of the opening mechanism or improper delivery ot the complete units.
Another object of the invention is to arrange for the indication of the place or general nature where abnormal operation has occurred.
Another object of the invention is to facilitate the movement of the cover section and the delivery of the same to the various insert sections.
Another object. of the invention is to arrange for the stoppage of the entire machine in case of interference'with its operati on in such a way'that breakage would occur if the machine kept running.
Another object of the machine is to ensure delivery" of complete papers.
In the accompanying drawings Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a newspaper stuffing machine emhodyi'ri'g my present invention;
Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on line 22 in Fig. 7
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a portion of the trough;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of electrical detail taken on line 33 in Fig. 2;
Fig. 4: is a plan view of a portion of the machine to the right of the mechanism shown Fig. 8 is a cross section taken on line 8-8 in Fig. 2; i
Fig. 9 is a cross section taken on the line 99 in Fig. 1;
Fig. 10 is a cross section taken on line 10- 10 in Fig. 4;
Fig. 10 is a cross section taken on line 1() -l0 in Fig. 5;
Fig. 11 is a cross section taken on line- 11-11 in Fig. 6;
Fig. 12 is a cross section taken on line 12- 12 in Fig. l;
Fig. 13 is a cross section taken on line 13 in Fig. 1;
Fig. 13 is a view of a detail of the mechanism of Fig. 13;
Figs. 14, 15 and 16 are views of details of construction involved in the mechanism of the aforesaid figures;
Fig. 17 isa view of a portion of a main driving shaft and an automatic safety'stopping arrangement for the same;
Fig. 18 is a similar view, partially in cross section;
Fig. 19 is a cross section taken on line 19- 19 in Fig. 17; Fig. 20 is a diagrammatic view of the electrical arrangements for operating the automatic stopping and indicating mechanlsm;
Fig. 21 is an end elevation, looking at the left hand or cover opening end;
Fig. 22 is a plan view of the same part of the machine;
Fig. 23 is a view similar to Fig.- 7 showing a modified construction;
Fig. 24 is a cross section taken on line 24.-24: in Fig. 22;
Fig. 24: is a side view of parts shown in clusive, is a support G, which is respectively, of a paper section supporting shelf or table arranged at the rear of the machine;
Figs. 27 and 28 are crosssectional views of the opening mechanism in process of operation;
Fig. 29 is a perspective view of part of said mechanism;
Figs. 30 and 31 are views of the paper feeding mechanism;
Fig. 31 is a cross section taken on line 31 --31 in Fig. 31;
Fig. 32 is a view of a detail of construction of same; a
Fig. 33 is a diagrammatic view of the machine, showing the driving shafts; and
Figs. 34 and 35 are views of the mechanism for actuating certain feed tapes.
Referring to the drawings, and particularly to Fig. 1, I show a machine of the class specified in which there are five heads or magazines A, B, C, D, and E, each one containing a pile or stack of newspaper sections, which are to be assembled to form complete newspapers. Head or magazine A contains a pile of papers which are to be outside or cover sections of the complete paper.
Heads or magazines B, G, D and E contain papers which are to be inserted into the outside or cover section, one from each of said heads B, C, D and E into each outside or cover section. At F is a delivery mechanism by which the complete newspapers are delivered from the machine. As this delivery mechanism forms the subject matter of a separate application for patent executed b me of even date herewith, the same wi 1 not be described in detail herein.
Extending along the heads A to E, in-
referably in the form of a V-shaped troug adapted to receive cover sections from the head A and to support the same in an open condition as theyare moved along from head to head to receive insert sections from the heads B to E, inclusive.
At each of the heads A to E, inclusive, there is a feeding mechanism by which paper sections are fed one by one from said heads to the receiving and supporting trough G.
' At the head A there is an opening mechanism by which the cover sections are opened. Advancing mechanism is provided forv moving the open cover sections along the support G to receive the insert sections from heads B-E, inclusive, and to deliver the complete newspapers to delivery mechanism F. Along the support G there are various instrumentalities for holding the cover sections open and also formoving each insert to one side of the open cover section so as to make room for and prevent interference with the next insert section. Other instrumentalities are provided for automatically stopping the machine when there is improper or imperemme fect operation, as for example, at one of the feed mechanisms. When the machine is automatically stopped in this way the point where the trouble is is automatically indicated.
In Fig. 1 I show an electric motor 1 mounted on the floor at the left hand end of the machine for drivin the same. This is understood to be suita ly connected with some source of electrical energy. This motor is provided with a pinion 2 meshing with a gear 3 on a shaft 4. on a pedestal 4* (Figs. 21 and 22). Certain driving shafts are run by this gearing, as will be pointed out more fully hereafter.
The mechanism for feeding the cover sections from head A to support G and opening them in said support is shown best in Figs. 2, 7, 8, 22, 27 and 28. In this arrangement the head A is provided with front uprights 5 for holding the front edges of the papers. Strips 6 support the pile of cover sections a arranged in this head A.
The cover sections 01 are fed from the head A by feeding apparatus adapted to engage the bottom cover section a and push same out of the bottom of head A. The preferred form of mechanism, best shown in Figs. 7, 22, 30 and 31, is the general type of mechanism illustrated, described and claimed in my United States Patent, No. 1,441,278, January 9, 1923, newspaper stuffing machine, with certain improvements therein. It comprises a series (four are shown) of reciprocatin sliding shoes or carriages 7-7 arrange between the supporting members 66, said shoes 77 being provided with means for first engaging a bottom paper section and pulling it backwardly to release its front end, and for then pushin it forwardly to eject it from the head. These paperengaging means comprise pivoted dogs 8-8 and 9-9, one dog 8 and three dogs 9. (Figs. 30' and 31) being associated and connected together to form a set. These dogs 8 and 9 are pivotally connected by pins 1010 with the shoe 7, and are provided with needles 11 11. The dogs 8 are at the inner end ofthe shoe 7 and needles 11 at the inner end of dogs 8. Dogs 99 are in front of dog 8, and needles 11-11 at front end of dogs 9. Dogs 8 are for engaging bottom paper section .to withdraw or retract same a short distance to release front end of paper section from abutment 12 (Fig. 7), as shown in Fig. 30; Dogs 9-9 are for engaging paper section to then move it forward to eject it from head or holder. A spring 8 tends to press dog 8 gently upward to engage paper. When once engaged, further backward movement will push pins 11 further into paper. Springs 9 tend to press dogs 9 gently upward to engage their needles with paper, and forward movement of dogs'pushespins