US 1737136 A
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Nov. 26, 1929. v. s. ZAPANTA CHECK PROTECTOR Filed Aug. 27, 1928 MQZW BY" fwy f/fi/ ATTORNEY.
Patented Nov. 2 6, i929 PATEN'B OFFECE VICENTE S. ZAPANTA, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA CHECK PROTECTOR Application filed August 27, 1928.
in amount of the check on the same thus mutilating the check body so as to render the alter ation of the amount diflicult. To provide a check protector which is relatively fiat and may be easily carried in the pocket check book; one which is simple in its operation adapting it for universal use, and one capable of adjustment to imprint the values on checks of various denominations.
The invention consists broadly in a relatively flat rectangular case within which is mounted groups of amount indicating and amount perforating and printing characters; corresponding amount characters of each group being simultaneously adjustable, the printing characters being of metallic strip form and fashioned to perforate their character amounts, there being inking devices with which the printing and perforating characters contact, and also a check supportin plate on which rests the check to be protected, the surface of the latter plate being provided with means for supporting that portion of the check surface to be perforated.
lVith the above mentioned and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction and cornblnatlon of parts hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and set forth in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction within the scope of the claims may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any or the advantages of the invention.
To fully comprehend the invention, reference is directed to the drawings, wherein Fig. 1 is a view in plan of a folding pocket check book illustrating a filler of checks carried by one flap and the check protector carried by the other.
Serial No. 302,317.
Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation of the disclosure in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a view in plan of the interior of the casing.
Fig-4 is a sectional view on line l4: of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 1s a sectional new on line 5-5 of F g. 3.
Fig. 6 is a sectional View on line 66 of Fig.3.
1g. 7 is a view in plan of a portion of one printing and perforating strips. 8 1s a sectlonal view on line 88 of Fig.
lin the drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts, 1 indicates the opposite end walls of a relatively shallow casing 2, the end'walls being connected with the side walls 3, the whole forming a. structure rectangular in plan and having a hinged cover 4: closing its open top, and a bottom 5. Disposed in parallel relation longitudinally within the casing are the rods 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, journaled at theiropposite ends in bearings in the end walls 1, the rods carrying at their ends knurled operating knobs 11.
Within the casing 2 are mounted on the rods 6 to 10 inclusive two groups 12 and 13 of endless strips, each group being illustrated as consisting of five endless strips 14. The strips of the former group 12 are preferably elastic and are arranged in parallel relation near one end of the casing, they being consecutively numbered on their exterior as at 15. The strips of group 13 are also in parallel relation, and the same are preferably of flexible metal having numerals 16 stamped therethrough, the portions 17 of the numeral stampings projecting beyond the outer face of the respective strips of Fig. 8 affording check perforating means. The cover 4 has a sight opening 18 therein beneath which register the numerals 15 on the strip 14 of group 12 when the rods 6 to 10 are adjusted to set the check protector for the desired sum, it being in the present case $235.00.
The bottom 5 has an opening 19 with which registers perforated numerals 16 of the metallic strips of group 13, the numerals 16 registering with the group setting up an amount corresponding to that visible through the sight opening 18 in the cover 4:. It is understood that the respective operations of rods 6 to 10 cause corresponding movement of corresponding value and indicating strips of groups 12 and 13 so that the same set up of numerals will be afforded through the respective openings 18 and 19. The metallic strips of group 13 pass beneath an anvil 2O lying beneath opening 19, the anvil being coextensive with the opening. On either side of the opening 19, the bottom wall 5 carries inking pads 22 over which the strips of group 13 pass in their adjustment.
A check supporting plate 23 hinged to the casing at 2 L is movable in cooperative relation with the casing beneath the bottom 5, and
the same carries an impression block 25 having a yieldable upper surface 26 adapted to project through the opening 19 and coact with the anvil 20, as in Figs. t to 6 inclusive.
In operation the rods 6 to 10 inclusive are rotated to set the protector for the desired amount of thecheck. This amount will be visible through the cover sight opening 18 and the bottom opening 19, as the respective groups 12 and 13 of endless strips will be correspondingly set. The user makes out the check leaving blank the line usually containing the written in amount. This portion of the check is then positioned to overlie the impression block 25. The plate 23 is then moved toward the bottom 5 and pressure is applied by the user to force the block 25 toward the anvil20 engaging the check between the same and causing the portions 17 of the inked characters of group 13 to perforatethe amount of the setting in ink into the check.
As in Fig. 1, the filler of checks 27 is carried at one end of the fold 28, and the case 2 is carried in any suitable manner at the other end, the folder when creased along line 29 causing the check filler and protector to lie in superimposed relation.
' A snap fastener 30 is provided for detachably holding the check book cover or folder in closed position with the check protector lying in parallel contacting relation with the filler of checks.
I claim r 1. A check protector comprising a relatively flat casing provided with an opening in one of its walls a group of endless metallic webs provided with numerals consecutively arranged on their outer surface, each numeral provided with perforating projections extending beyond the outer face of its web to outline the numeral, an anvil in rear of the opening and over which the web portions exposed through said opening lie, shafts within the casing for'mounting the webs and independently operable to adjust the webs relatively to the opening to present the desired combination of numerals, an inking pad within the casing and with which the webs coact, and an impression block movable into said opening for carrying a portion of a check into contact with the printing and perforating webs exposed through said opening.
2. A check protector comprising a relatively flat casing provided with an opening at its top and bottom walls, a plurality of groups of endless webs within said casing,
one affording a setting group visible through the opening in the casing top wall and the other affording a printing and perforating group registerable with the opening in the bottom wall, each of the groups containing numerals consecutively arranged on their outer surface, an anvil in rear of the casing bottom wall opening and over which the printing and perforating webs pass, means for mounting the respective groups of endless webs and operatable for positioning corresponding numerals of corresponding webs of the respective groups in register with their respective openings, a check supporting member movable to and from the casing bottom, an impression block carried thereby and adapted for projection into the bottom opening to force the check surface carried thereby into contact with the printing and perforat ing webs, and means for applying ink to the printing and perforating webs.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
VICENTE S. ZAPANTA.