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Publication numberUS1700629 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1929
Filing dateFeb 16, 1927
Priority dateFeb 16, 1927
Publication numberUS 1700629 A, US 1700629A, US-A-1700629, US1700629 A, US1700629A
InventorsDouglas Lindsey R
Original AssigneeDouglas Lindsey R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Copyholder for typewriters
US 1700629 A
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' L. DOUGLAS ,COPYHOLDER FOR TYPEWRITERS Filed Feb. 16, 1927 zlwuwtov V buvoserfilkvaag Patented Jan. 29, 1929 name s'mrss LINDSEY-R. DOUGLAS, or Moonlr sTERnING, KENTUCKY.

Y Y COPYHOLDER non nYrEwnIa'Ens.

Application fiieafsebmsr 16, 1 27. semi x61168340. I

This invention relates to copy'hol ders for usein connection with typewriters and the like. t Y

An object of the invention istoprovide' a constructionwhich is'relatively simple, en-

abling manufacture at an inconsiderable cost, 7

and also permitting ready application to a typewriter, and use for extended periods without'necessity for repair'oradjustment.

A'further object of the invention is toprovide acopy holder'which is'adapted to position the copydirectl'y'above the carriage of a typewriter, and to'support'the same without mediately abovean'd adjacent the typewriter 5 carriage, and at the same time, to arrange the holder so that the'ipaper carried by the carriage will not accidentally. engage'the copy holder or be torn or mutilated thereby as the typewriter carriage travels back and'forth.

The above and other objects of-the invention will become clearer as the description proceeds in connection with the preferred embodiment shown in the accompanying draw-' ings, wherein:

'Figure 1 is a perspective, showing a type writer somewhat diagrammatically to illustrat e clearly the association of the invention therewith. Q a I Figure 2 isa side elevational view. "Figure3 is a fragmentary side elevation.

Referring to the drawings more in detail, 10' indicates a 'deskor other. suitable support for a typewriterT of any suitable type, a conventional type being illustrated in the'drawings. p y

"The copy'hold'er ofthe presentinvention consists, preferably, of 'a framewhich-rcom- ,j prises two substantially U-shaped metal strips having vtop horizontal legs 11, bottom horie ,z'ontal legs1-2 and intermediate. connecting po rtions',1'3 arranged vertically toiform ups rights.

The two frame pieces may be braced to fo rm a rigid. structure by. means of cross bars 1 1.4;, r

' ShOW n s e a d es' in e apy nnin g 14, arranged adj acent the upper and lower ends of the intermediate upright portions 1 13.

The frame strips are separated"substantially I the width of the typewriter, and aresp'aced by a} substantially plane sheet of material, such assheet metal'15; This sheet of material 1 extends throughout the length ofthe intermediate portion 13,and'at its upper edge' l 6,

is J curved 'forwar dly to be arranged beneath the horizontal legsor 'supp ortingarms :11,

which, preferably, are jointed' andse'cured together by meansofhinges l7havinghorizontally 'disposed'pivots 1-8. "In order to permit "ready swing'ing vmovement of the forward portions of the top horizontal arms orlegs,

the sheet 15 is severed'tofl provide a forward extension 19makingi an 'overlapped joint 20 'with the forwar dly' bent" portion 1 16. At the forward ends of the arms or legs' 11,[theyare deflected inwardly to'p'rovi'de juxtaposed por- 'tions 11, adapted tosupporta copy holding and feedingmeans, which ma'y be ofanysuit- "able form.

In thepresent instance, the "holdingand feeding iineans comprises 'lorac'ket element. having a transverse" horizontal strip'21' with downwardly bent end portions 22'? forming at their lower'ends, bearingsfor a roller '23 having end axles*23 extendingthrough"the bear- -ings' in zsaidf depending portions. The roller "23 may have a'suitablecopy grippingzmeans in the form of a spring-pressedplate24 seated within a cut-away portion 25in the'roller.

"As will be understood, the'edge of the copy C is grippedbetweenthe'surface of the roller and the clampingplateflt, and "as'used, the copy is wound upon the roller, which may be operated-iby meansof hand wheels 2'6at its end. 'Toma-intain thep'aper against the roll- I er, spring operateddevers 2 7 Lcar'ry pressure rodsf28 atop'posite sides of tlie'rol'ler, and the rods are hel'dagcainst thelatter bymeans of a contractile spring 29 "atfeach en d. As illus- 'trate'd clearly inFigures' l and2,the"levers 27 are supported at their 'upperends byimeans of supporting bracket-s30 securedto the stripi2l.

The entire-holdingand feeding means;which, aswill be "understood, 'maytake,v other forms,

may be securedto*the 'inturned ends'l'l' 'by means oficlampingnuts 31'Tfastened'tothreaded pins 31" secured to strip 21 'an-d'projecting through elongated slots 32 i-nithe' arms 11 The o-perative position of thefdevice is I as will be ob is arranged immediatelyv above the carriage where the copy may be easily read without the necessity for the operator of the typewriter to turn the head. As shown, the portion of the copy'not read extends rearwardly from'the feeding and holding roller 23 over the extensions 16, .19 of the sheet by which it is supported in a position spaced from the typewriter until used and wound upon the roll 23; thus it will not interfere with the operation of the typewriter or with the paper in the typewriter carriage,as the carriage is moved back fandforth. a

The paper P in the carriage ofgthetypewriter as it is fed vrearwardly, and, if stiff, upwardly, engages the portions 16, 19 of the sheet of material betweenthe frame strips'of the copy holder, and as illustrated in Figure 2, is deflected downwardly thereby.

Since the connecting sheet between the frame strips is plane or has no projections thereon, there will be nothing to engage and tear or mutilate the paper being used in the typewriter; To avoid this, the sheet is preferably of the width of the typewriter. carriage so that as the carriage is moved from one extreme of its travel to the other, the edge of the paper therein will not engage anything but the flat surface of the web or sheet 15 connecting the framework of the copy holder, and thus will not be caught and torn.

When the copy holder is not in use, the

arms or legs ll, carrying the holding and I c feeding means may be swung upwardly and I rearwardly from the operatlve position shown ing elements. They are connectedbv a for wardly bent portion 16 of the sheet 15, which, preferably, extends to a position close to. the

' typewriter so that, the paper as it is fed therethrough during its operation, may rest on the sheet extension 16 and during travel of the carriage, will not engage the frame legs 12.

At their forward ends, the legs may be formed with upstanding lugs 34 which carry securing means in the form of manually operable clamping pins 35 threaded through openings in the lugs 34, and having swivelled on their ends, typewriter frame clamping or pressure disks36. When'theclamping pins are adj usted to engage the typewriter frame,they will effectively maintain the copy holder against tilting movements and rigidly in position atall times. This clamping or securing means of some character is desirable, since the copy holding and feeding element above the type writer is movable toward and from operative position, and hence would tend to tilt the device unless some means is provided for anchoring it.

As will be understood, numerous modifications may be made in the structure illustrated and described without departing from the invention, which is defined by the following claims:

I claim: 7

1. In a copy holder, a frame comprising a pair of spaced uprights having supporting means at their lower ends, horizontally extending arms at the upper ends of said uprights, said arms being adapted to extend over a typewriter: carriage with the uprights positioned at the rear of the typewriter, copy holding and feeding means supported adjacent the outer ends of said arms, and a substantially plane sheet of material in front of the uprights and beneath said arms, said sheet extending between said uprights and arms, and connected thereto whereby to sup port a copy between the arms and to deflect downwardly paper fed upwardly and rear wardly by the platen roll of a typewriter car' riage, said connecting sheet being at least substantially the widthof a typewriter carriage whereby travel of the latter will not carry a paper therein totally beyond the edges of the sheet. i v I 2. In a copy holder, a frame comprising a pair of spaced uprights having supporting means at their lower ends, horizontally extending arms at the upper ends of said uprights, said arms being adapted-to extend over a typewriter carriage with the uprights positioned at the rear of the typewriter, copy holding and feeding means supported by said arms, and a substantially plane sheet of matee rial in front ofthe uprights and beneath the arms, said sheet extending between said uprights and arms and connected thereto, whereby to support a copy between the arms and to deflect downwardly paper fed upwardly and rearwardly by the platen roll of a typewriter carriage, the arms and the sheet therebetween having a hinged movement about a horizontal axis whereby the copy holding means and arms may be swung upwardly and rearwardly relative to said uprights from an operative position over 'a typewriter carriage to an inoperative position rearwardly with respect thereto, said connecting sheet being at least substantially the width of a typewriter carriage whereby travel of the latter will not carry a paper therein totally beyond the edges of the sheet.

3. In a copy holder, a frame comprising a lilo pair of spaced uprights having supporting means at their lower ends and means spaced inwardly therefrom adapted to engage and 'secure the uprights to a'typewriter' frame,

horizontally extending arms at the upper ends of said uprights, said arms being adapted to extend over a typewriter carriage with the uprights positioned at the rear of the typewriter, copy holding and feeding means supported by said arms adjacent the outer ends thereof, and a substantially plane sheet. of material in front of said uprights and beneath the arms, saidsheet extending between said uprights and arms, and connected thereto whereby to support a copy between the arms and to deflect downwardly paper fed upwardly and rearwardly by the platen roll of a typewriter carriage, said connecting sheet being at least substantially the width of a typewriter carriage whereby travel of the latter will not carry a paper therein totally beyond the edges of the sheet.

4. In a copy holder, a frame comprising. a pair of substantially U-shaped' members having their legs horizontally disposed, and the connecting portion arranged vertically to form uprights, a substantially plane sheet of material disposed in front of said uprights and-beneath the upper horizontal legs, the latter being adapted to extend over a typewriter carriage when the upright portions are disposed at the rear thereof, copy holding and feeding means carried by the upper horizontal legsadj acent the outer ends there of, said sheet of material being substantially the width of a typewriter carriage whereby the travel of the latter will not carry a paper therein totally beyond the edges of the sheet.

5. In a copy holder, a frame comprising a pairof substantially U-shaped members having their legs horizontally disposed, and the connecting portion arranged vertically to form uprights, a substantially plane sheet of material disposed in front of said uprights and beneath the upper horizontal legs, the latter being adapted to extend over a typewriter carriage when the upright portions are disposed at the rear thereof, copy holding and feeding means carried by the upper horizontal legs, said sheet of material being substantially the width of a typewriter carriage whereby the travel of the latter will not carry a paper therein totally beyond the edges of the sheet,said top horizontal legs being hinged about a horizontal axis whereby the copy holding means maybe swung upwardly and rearwardly relative to saiduprights from an operative position over the typewriter carriage to an inoperative position rearwardly with respect thereto.

6. A copy holder comprising a sheet of material having a vertical portion disposed in the rear of a typewriter and a substantially horizontal portion extending outwardly and overthe typewriter carriage whereby said horizontal portion. coacts with the vertical 7 portion to deflect downwardly paper fed upwardly and rearwardly by the platen roll of a typewriter carriage, a copy holding and feeding means connected to-the ends of said horizontal portion, said sheet of material being at least substantially the width of a typewriter carriage whereby travel of the latter will not carry a paper therein totally beyond the edges of the sheet material, and supportingmeans connecting the holder to the typewriter.

7. A copy holder comprising'a sheet of material having a vertical portion disposed in the rear of a typewriter and -a substantially horizontal portion extending outwardly and over the typewriter carriage whereby said horizontal portion coacts with the vertical portion to deflect downwardly paper fed upwardly and rearwardly by the platen roll In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand. LINDSEY DOUGLAS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/345, 400/718
International ClassificationB41J29/15
Cooperative ClassificationB41J29/15
European ClassificationB41J29/15