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Publication numberUS1662830 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 20, 1928
Filing dateDec 14, 1925
Priority dateDec 14, 1925
Publication numberUS 1662830 A, US 1662830A, US-A-1662830, US1662830 A, US1662830A
InventorsLund George H
Original AssigneeMade Ready Plate Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Printer's register apparatus
US 1662830 A
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March 20, 1928. 1,662,830

. G. H. LUND PRINTERS REGISTER APPARATUS Original Filed Dec. 14, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Patented Mar. 20, 1928.

; UNITED-,STA'TES PATENT OFFICE.

GEORGE H. LUNI), or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, Assrenon r0 mannnnanv' r A'rE 003 PORATION, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION or ILLI voIs.

PRINTERS REGISTER APPARATUS.

Application filcdcDecembor 14, 1925, Serial No. 75,290. Renewed February 4, 1928.

This invention relates to s an improved registering apparatus particularly adapted, though not necessarily limited, for prmters for preparing a plurality of forms or plates for multi-color work on a press, so that'the plates .or type from which an impression 1s to be taken,will, when placed in a press, exactly register with the impression prevlously taken from other plates or forms 111 the same press. V

A further object is toprovide an improved apparatus of this character which will be of a simple and compact arrangement, easily manipulated thereby obviating the necessity of the services of anexpert, and which will also be effective and efiicient in operation.

To the attainment of these'ends and the accomplishment of other newand useful obliects aswill appear, the invention consists in the features of novelty in substantially the construction, combination and arrangement of the several parts hereinafter more fully described and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings illustrating th s invention and in which; 7 v.

Figure 1 is a view partly in vertical section, partly in elevation and partly broken away, of an apparatus ofthis character constructed in accordance with the principles of this invention. j I

Figure 2 is a top plan view of Fig. 1. Figure 3 is a view. taken on line3-8 Fig. 1. I

Figure 1 is a detail sectional view taken on line 44 Fig. 1.- I

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on line Referring more particularly to the drawingsthe numeral 10 designates a supporting base such as a table or a printerscomposing stone, and projecting thereabove are a plu rality of uprights 11 for supporting at any desired elevation a transparent plate 12, such as glass. This plate 12 may beheld inposition in any suitable manner and is preferably of substantially the support or stone 10.

The transparent plate12 may be provided with a series of indications or graduations :13 extending lengthwise thereof, and a series of indications or graduations 14 extending transversely thereof [for' a purpose tobe hereinafter described.

Mounted upon a suitable supportsuch as a standard 15, is an'arm or bracket 16 which same area as the extension 20 pivotally connected thereto as at 21, and the extension 20 has pivot'ally connected to its extremity as at 22, two arms 23, 2 1 which are movable independently with respectetoeach other and with respect to the extension 20.

. Carried by the free end of the arm 2?; is an upright 25 which preferably fits into asocket 26 on the arm, and is held by means of a ,thumb screw 27, to permit of vertical adjustmentof the upright with respect. to the arm 23, if desired.

,"Telescoping over the upper end of the upright 25 is an indicator embodying a sleeve 28. which is provided with a pointed extremity 29. Interposed between the extremity ofthe upright 25 and the closed end ofthe tubular member or sleeve 28, is a spring 30 which tends normally to move the indicator 28 upwardly with respect to the upright 25, so that the indicator point 29 will have a yielding contact against the lower surface of thetransparent plate 12. V

The stress of the spring 30 is such that the point 29 will be held. against theplate 12 only with sufficient friction as notv to impede themovement of the point 29 over the lower faceof the plate.

If desired, a set screw 31 preferably in the form ofathumbnut, may be provided forv maintaining the indicator 28 in a fixed position with respect to the upright 25.-

The socket 26 preferably terminates at a point a considerable distance above the support 10, and telescoped into the lower end of the socket is another indicator 32 provided with a pointer 33 preferably in the form of an extended base or foot. The in dicator 82 is'of such a length with respect to the socket 26, that the pointer 33 maybe lowered into Contact with the support 10 so as to rest thereupon; One .of the lateral the axis of upright 25 and this face IS in a plane passing through the point 29 of the sleeve 28.

Any suitable means may be provided for raising and lowering the indicator 32 and.

the pointer 33 above the support 10 so that the foot will not interfere with the opera tion of the workmen, and for lowering the indicator to cause the pointer 33 to rest upon the support 10.

A suitable and eflicient means for accomplishing this result preferably embodies a lever 34 pivotally mounted by one end as at 35 upon the socket 26. A link 36 is pivotally connected by one end as at 37 to the lever 34 and by its other end as at 38 to the indicator 32.

By swinging the lever 34 about its pivot into the dotted line position as shown in Fig. 1, the pointer 33 will be raised and maintained in this elevated position. a v

A stop device 39 may be provided for "limiting the movement of the lever 34. v

Carried by the arm 24 in another socket 40 which has secured therein an upright 41 over which a sleeve or indicator 42 telescopes and this indicator is provided with a point 43 to engage the lower face of the plate 12, and the point 43 .is preferably yieldingly held in engagement with the suport by a spring 44. A set screw 45 may e provided for permanently securing the indicator 42 against adjustment with respect to the upright 41. Telescoping into and projecting below the socket 40 is another indicator 46 provided with a pointer preferable in the form of a base or foot 47, one of the lateral faces of which is perpendicular to the axis of upright 25 and forms a plane passing through the point 43. 'A lever 48 pivotally connected to the socket 40 is provided for raising and lowering the indicator 46 and pointer 47. A link 50 pivrotally connected as at51 to the lever and as at 52 to the indicator 46is provided for raising and lowering the latter.

WVith this improved construction it will be manifest that the indicator points 29 and 43 may be moved to any desired position with respect to the plate 12. a The brackets 16, 20 and arms 23,24 permit of a wide range of movement of the points 29, 43 and of the pointer feet bases 33, 47, and to such an extent that substantially. the entire area of the support 10 may be traversed by the pointers 33, 47.

In use and n order to arrange the forms or plates in a chase or frame so that when the chase and forms are placed into a press,

the forms will exactly register on the work produced 'by other forms in the same press, the form must be made up upon the support plished in the following manner.

' the work This is accom- An impression is taken in the press upon a sheet 53 of the matter with which it is desired to register additional type or plates when another impression is made.

For the sake of illustration, the numeral 54 designates the subject matter which has been impressed upon the sheet. The sheet is then placed face downwardly upon the transparent plate 12. A chase or frame 55 is then placed upon the work plate or composing stone 10 so that one edge thereof will be in direct alinement with the edge of the sheet. This may be accomplished by means of one of the indicators or in any other suitable manner.

The operator then adjusts the indicators 2842 in any convenient manner, but in such a way that the respective points 29, 43 will rest upon the lower face of the transparent plate 12 directly in line with a predetermined point of the field or impression on the sheet 53, such, for instance, as two edges or sides thereof. This will cause the pointers 33, 47 of the respective indicators 3246 to be properlyposition'ed in the chase or frame 55, and so that they wil'lrest upon late or stone 10, the perpendicular faces of tiie respective pointers 3347 being in the same vertical plane as the respective points 29, 43 of the indicators 28 -42. This will indicate the proper position that the block, plate, or typemust be placed within the chase or frame'55 so that it will directly register with the corresponding impression upon the sheet 53, when the form 1s placed in the press. This is accomplished by reason of the fact that the pointers 33, 47 will indicate the two sides against which a type or plate 56 must be placed. v

Similarly other blocks, plates, or types, may be arranged to register with other of the impressions 54 on the sheet 53.

After one of the blocks, type, or plates has been arranged in the chase or frame 55, the usual furniture may be arranged in the frameto hold the plate in position, and the pointers 33, 47 may be raised by the respective levers 34, 48 to permitthe indicators ployed as a means for properly locating work upon the work vplate or stone 10 when the measurements ofthe matter to be printed are known by inches.

This is accomplished 'by placing one or the other of the pointers 29, 43 against tln particular graduations 13, 14 and. then lowering the respective feet 33, 47 against the support or stone 10. 7

With this improved invention it will be manifest that the services of an expert to ice prepare, or make ready a form so thatit will register withanother form previously used, will be dispensed with. Furthermore considerable time and labor will be saved by the use of this apparatus. 5 1

\Vhile the preferred form of the invention has been herein shown and described, it is to be understood that various changes may be made in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, within'the scope of the claims, without departing from thefspirit of this invention.

lVhat is claimed as new is g 1. A register apparatus including a support for the work, .a transparent member supported thereabove and upon which member. a sheet having matter delineated thereon-is placed, and means disposed between the said support and member for indicating upon the said support predetermined points in the matter delineated on the said sheet,

the said means including a pointer operating against the lower face of the transparent member and an additional pointer operable in close proximity to the face of the said support.

2. A register apparatus including a support for the work, a transparent member supported thereabove and upon which member a sheet having matter delineated thereon is placed, means disposed between the said support and. member for indicating upon the said support predetermined points in the matter delineated on the said. sheet, the said means including a pointer operating against the lower face of the transparent member and an additional pointer operable in close proximity to the face of the said support, and means yieldingly holding the said pointer against the face of the said transparent support.

3. A register apparatus including a support for the Work, a transparent member supported thereabove and upon which memher a sheet having matter delineated thereon is placed,rmeans disposed between the said support and member for indicating upon the said support predetermined points in the matter delineated on the said sheet, the said means including a pointer operating against the lower face of the transparent member, an additional pointer operable in close proximity to the face of the said support, and means for raising and lowering the last recited pointer with rewith respect thereto, said'indicators being also bodily adjustable with respect to each other, each indicator including sections ad'- justable toward and away from-each other, means adapting the end of one of the sections to be moved againstthe lower face of the transparent member and means adapting the end of the other section to be correspondingly positioned adjacent the'said work support.

5. A register apparatus including a work support, a transparent member spaced thereabove and upon which transparent member the matter to be registered is placed, a swingingly mounted support operable intermediate the said work support and member, a plurality of indicators mounted upon the support for movement therewith and V with respect thereto, said indicators being also bodily adjustable with respect to each other, each indicator including sections adjustable towardand away from each other, the end of one of the sections being mov able against the lower facefof the transparent member and the end of the other section being adapted to be correspondingly positioned adjacent the said work support, and means for raising and lowering the said end of the last recited section with respect to the said work support.

6'. A register apparatus including a work support, a transparent member spaced thereabove and upon which transparent member the matter to be registered is placed, a swingingly mounted support operable intermediate the said work support and member, a plurality of indicators mounted upon the support for movement therewith and with respect thereto, said indicators being also bodily adjustable with respect to each other, each indicator including sections adjustable towards and away from each other, means adapting the end of one of the sec-, tions to be moved and yieldingly held against the lower face of the transparent member, means adapting the end of the other section to be correspondingly positioned adjacent the said work support.

7. A register apparatus including two supports spaced one above the other, the upper support being transparent, and against which transparent support rests the pattern to be registered, the other support receiving the work to be registered, and mechanical means mounted for free swinging movement between the supports and embodying a pointer adapted to move over the lower face of the transparent support, and an indicator adapted to be positioned in close proximity to the top of the other support to indicate the corresponding position of the pattern upon the said work support.

8. A register apparatus including a work support, a transparent support spaced thereabove provided with graduations, mechanical means mounted'for free swinging movement and adjustment between the supports and including a pointeradapted to be moved adjacentthedowerface of the transparent support, and an indicator movable in proximity toithe work support for indicating on the, Work support the corresponding positions of selected predetermined graduations on the transparent support.

9. A register apparatus including, a work support, atranspa-rent support spaced thereabove, provided with graduation-s and upon which transparent support the work to be registered rests, and mechanical means disposed betweenthe supports for indicating upon the work support predetermined points on the transparent support, the said mean-s including co-operating indicators one of which operates in close proximity to: the lower face of the said transparent support and the uppercface of the work support.

10. Aregister apparatusjincluding a work support, a transparent support spaced thereabove, mechanical means disposed between the supports for indicating upon the work support predetermined points on the transparent support, the said means including coperating indicators one of, which 0 )erates in close proximity to the respective adjacent faces of the supports, and means for moving one of the said indicatorstowards and away from one of said supports while'theposition of the other indicator with respect to the other support remains fixed.

11. A register apparatus including a work support, a transparent support spaced thereabove, mechanical means disposed between the supports for indicating upon the work support predetermined points on the trans parent support, the said means including cooperating indicators one of which operates in close proximity to the respective adjacent faces of the supports, means for yieldingly holding one of the indicators against its respective support, and meansfor moving the other of said indicators towardsfand away from oneof said supports while the position of the other indicator with respect; to the other support remainsfixed. V l i In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, on this 11th day of December, A. D. 1925.

GEORGE orne

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Classifications
U.S. Classification33/620, 33/24.3
International ClassificationG03F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationG03F9/00
European ClassificationG03F9/00