|Publication number||US1726089 A|
|Publication date||Aug 27, 1929|
|Filing date||Nov 14, 1928|
|Priority date||Nov 14, 1928|
|Publication number||US 1726089 A, US 1726089A, US-A-1726089, US1726089 A, US1726089A|
|Inventors||Uttz Sr William A|
|Original Assignee||Uttz Sr William A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (8), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
W. A. UTTZ, SR
Aug. 27, 1929.
BRUSH Filed NOV. 14, 1928 IN VEN TOR. Will/m F]. 1/2215" A TTORNEYS.
Patented Aug. 27, 1929.
I 1,726,089 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM A. UT'IZ, SR., OF LAKEWOOD, OHIO.
Application filed November 14, 1928. Serial No. 319,376.
This invention relates to gummed tape dispensing machines and has special reference to a moistener for such machines.
One important object of the invention is to improve the general construction of moisteners such as are used in gummed tape dispensing machines.
A second important object of the invention is to provide a-novel arrangement of reservoir, well and moistener for such machine.
A third important object of the invention is to provide a novel form of moistener wherein the moistener is held in working position by resilient means.
With the above and other objects in view as will be hereinafter apparent, the invention consists in general of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and speclfically claimed.
In the accompanying drawings like characters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and:
through the forward Figure 1 is a section part of a gummed tape dispensing machine and showing the moistener in position.
Figure 2 is a section on the line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a detail side elevation of the moistener removed from the machine.
Figure 4 is a plan view of such moistener. In the embodiment of the invention herein shown the device has been indicated as ap- 5 plied to a machine having a roll holder 10, a cutter 11 and a tab forming device 12 but it is to be understood that the invention,
in its application, is not restricted to this particular type of machine nor is it necessary that the parts just mentioned be all of the same form, or in fact be all present. On this account detailed description of these parts is omitted. It is, however, necessary that the forward part of the dispensing machine be provided with a moistening liquid reservoir 13 having at its front end a well provided with a rear wall 14 and a front wall 15, these walls being parallel or substantially so and the .wall 15 preferably forming a portion of the front wall of the device. At the bottom of the wall 14 there is a port or slot 16 by which communication is established between the well and the main part of the reservoir. The moistener itself consists of a moistener body 17 having capillary properties, the part being here shown as a bunch of bristles forming a brush but it is to be understood that I may use any type of body having capillary properties. The lower end of this body is mounted in a surrounding band 18 and riveted or fixed otherwise to the front side of this band are a pair of plates 19 and 20 which diverge upwardly above the band 18. It will be noted that the plate 20 is of resilient material and is somewhat more yieldable than the plate 19 which is relatively rigid. Moreover, the plate 19 has at its upper edge portion a forwardly extending lip 21 which overhangs the upper edge of the front wall 15 when in position. It will be also noted that these plates are both of substantially the same width as the body 17 and that this body is nearly the width of the well formed by the walls 14 and 15 and the side walls 22.
With this construction it will be seen from reference to Figure 1 that when the moistener is inserted the plate 20 presses against the body 17 and forces the upper part thereof into engagement with the upper part of the wall 142 so that it is in proper position to rub beneath the gummed ta e strip issuing from the guide 23, the p ate 19 resting against the front wall 15 at the same time.
It will be observed that the upper edge 0 the brush has the bristles beveled so that practically only the tip ends of these bristles will be contacted by the tape.
By means of this. construction the moistener may be readily removed for cleaning and replaced or a new moistener substituted for an old one. At the same time by reason of the proper positioning of the upper end of the moistener it is highly effective in operating on the underside of the gummed tape to moisten the gum.
There has thus been provided a simple and eificient device of the kind described and for the purpose specified.
It is obvious that minor changes may be made in the form and construction of the invention without departing from the material spirit thereof. It is not, therefore, desired to confine the invention to the exact form herein shown and described, but it is desired to include all such as properly come within the scope claimed.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is:
1; In a moistener, a flexible capillary body, a mounting band surrounding the lower end of said body, and spring divergent presser leaves fixed at their lower ends to said band at one side. of the body, one of said leaves engaging the bod to revent flexing of the lower art of sai b0 y in one direction and pro ecting upwardly alongside of the body.
2. In a moistener, a flexible-capillary body, a mounting band surrounding the lower end of said body, and spring divergent presser leaves fixed at their lower ends to said band at one side of the body and projecting upwardly alongside of the body, one of said leaves being more rigid than the other and enga ing the lower part of the body on one si e to prevent flexing of the body in one direction, said other leaf constituting a spring member to spring divergently away from the first leaf.
3. In a moistener, a capillary body, a mounting band surroundin the lower end of said body, and spring ivergent presser leaves fixed at their lower ends to said band at one side of the body and projecting upwardly alongside of the body, one of said leaves lying adjacent the body to bear against the body and being relatively thin and resilient and the other of said leaves diverging upwardly away from the first leaf and body and being relatively rigid, said last leaf being provided with a lip'turned outwardly at its upper edge.
4. In a moistener, a capillary body, a mounting band surrounding the lower end of said body, and spring divergent presser leaves fixed at their lower ends to said band at one side of the body and projecting upwardly alongside of t e body, one of said leaves lying adjacent the body to bear against the body and being relatively thinv and resilient and the other of said leaves diverging upwardly away from the first leaf and body and being relatively rigid, said last leaf being provided with a lip turned outwardly at its upper edge, said first leaf being of substantially the same-width as the body to press against the same from lateral edge to lateral edge.
5. In a gummed tape dispensing machine, a liquid reservoir, a well at one end of the reservoir having a vertical wall and having port communication at its bottom with said removably against said wall.
6. In a gummed tape dispensing machine, a liquid reservoir, a well at one end of the reservoir having front and rear vertical walls and having port communication at its bottom with said reservoir, a moistener body removably mounted in said reservoir, a mounting band surrounding the lower end of said body, and a pair of leaves fixed at their lower ends, to the front side of the band in front and rear diver ent relation above the band, the front leaf being rigid and having a forwardly extending lip at its upper edge to engage on the upper edge of said front wall, the rear leaf being resilient and engaging the body to press against said rear wall.
7. In a moistener, a capillary body having its upper e ge beveled, a mounting band surrounding the lower end of said body, and
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