US 1750324 A
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F. J. METZ GALLEY CLAMP March 11, 1930.
Filed Aug. 15. 1928 Fa-. 1U.
IN VEN TOR. a/rJMeQ Patented Mar. 11, 1930 UNITED STATES FREDERICK J. METZ, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
GALLEY CLAMP Application filed August 13, 1928.
This invention relates generally to printers galleys, and has more particular reference to a novel clamp therefor removably holding an identification tag or card.
The invent-ion has for an object the provision of a device of the class mentioned, which is of simple durable construction, desirable and efficient in action and which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.
The invention proposes the use of rearwardly turned tips on spaced prongs integral with a plate between the prongs and integral with a second plate at substantially right angles to said plate and disposed rearwards and with integral prongs on opposite sides of the second plate. The said second plate has an upturned rear edge for cooperating with the latter mentioned prongs in the holding of the device on the edge of a printers galley. The edges of the first mentioned prongs, adjacent the first mentioned plate are roughened on their rear sides and the adjacent edges of the plate are roughened on the front side for gripping a card disposed between these edges simultaneously with the gripping action of the said rearwardly turned tips.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the object and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing, forming a material part of this disclosure Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a printers galley with the clamp applied.
Fig. 2 is a front view of the clamp, per se.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary rear view thereof.
Fig. 4 is a plan view thereof.
Fig. 5 is an end view thereof.
Fig. 6 is an enlarged detail fragmentary vertical sectional view, taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional View, taken on the line 77 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 8 is a vertical sectional view, taken on the line 88 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 9 is a fragmentary plan view of a modified form of the device, and,
gagged on the galley.
Serial No. 299,187.
Fig. 10 is a front view thereof. The reference numeral indicates generally a printers galley of any design or construction and having an open end with a free edge galley clamp 17 is shown engaged on this edge.
The clamp 17 is made from one integral piece of sheet metal and has a pair of prongs 18'substantially vertical, and spaced from each other and connected at their lower edges to a plate 19, which is also substantially vertical. The lower portions of these prongs are bent as at 20 so as not to lie in the plane of the plate 19, and the topsof the prongs have rearward tips 21 of engaging with a small area against a card engaged in the device.
A second plate 22 is integral with the plate 19 and disposed substantially horizontally rearwards of the plate 19, and has its rear edge bent upwards as indicated by numeral 23. A pair of prongs 24 are integral with the said second plate at their front ends which are curved as shown at 25 for disposing them out of and above the plane of the plate 22.
In Fig. 5 the dot and dash lines 13 indicate the manner in which the clamp is en- The plate 22 assumes a position on the lower side of the galley, with the upturned ed e 23 digging therein, while the prongs 2 1 are on the top side of the galley for forming the reaction to the stress of the digging edge 23.
The side edges of the prongs 18, adjacent I the plate 19 are roughened or serrated on their rear sides as indicated by numeral 26, and the adjacentedges of the plate 19 are roughened or serrated on their front sides as indicated by numeral 27. The dot and dash lines 28 in Fig. 4 indicates a card engaged in front of the plate 19 and in rear of the prongs 18. The inturned rearward tips 21 dig into the card 28 for holding it against being drawn upwards, and the roughened edges 27 and 26 dig into the card for holding it against being drawn sidewise.
In Figs. 9 and 10 a modified form of the device has been illustrated in which the plate 19 has its side edges adjacent the prongs 18,
curved form for bent towards the front as indicated by numeral 27 and the tips of these edges are roughened or serrated for coacting with the roughened or serrated edges 26 of the prongs 18, the opposite side of one of the prongs being shown in Fig. 3 in which numeral 26 appears.
In operation, when the galley is full of set type and the user thereof is awaiting 319 printing instructions, one of the clamps 17 is engaged 011 its edge as shown in Fig. 1 and a card 28 stating the character of the type is engaged in the clamp.
While I have shown and described the pre- 75 ferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and the right is reseri' ed to all changes and modilieations coming within the scope of the in- 2-) vention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is 1. A galley clamp, comprising a pair of spaced prongs integral with a plate, a second plate integral with the said plate and substantially at right angles thereto, the prongs having rearward turned tips and roughened rear sides adjacent the said plate so and the plate having roughened front sides on the edges adjacent the prongs, and spaced prongs on the sides of said second plate and integral therewith.
2. A galley clamp, comprising a pair of 33 spaced prongs integral with a plate, a second plate integral with the said plate and substantially at right angles thereto, the prongs having rearward turned tips and roughened rear sides adjacent the said plate and the plate having forward bent and roughened front sides on the edges adjacent the prongs, and spaced prongs on the sides of said second plate and integral therewith.
In testimony whereof I have afiixed my signature.
FREDERICK J. METZ.