US 1767469 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 24', 1930.
A. w. ME ZNER MANIFOLDING nnvicz I Filed A'u 'i. 1922 INVENTOR.
Patented June 24, 1930 UNITED STATES;
rA-TEN T OFFICE ALBERT W. ME'I'ZNER, F DAYTON, OHIO, ASSIGIiOR '10 JOHN Q. SHERMAN, 01 DAY- -TON, OHIO i MANJIFOLDING pnvxcr.
Applilzat'lon filed August 7, 1922. Serial No; seems,
My invention relates to devices for use. as a stylus which'wi-ll form impressions of the desired notations on a series ofsuperimposed webs of paper without the use of carbon paper or other interposed, impregnated material.
In its essential aspects my. invention comprises a carrier and a pointed stylus, which is rapidliy reeiprocated, so that as the holder is move along over a piece of paper, such as the top stylus will penetrate all webs and leave, a linkeJ of small holes outlined with inkin each we Such a device is valuable in all autographic manifolding work and has the advantage in addition of making a non-e a able impres- .s1on.
simple form of actuating mechanism, and a small and \adequate holder which can be manipulated as apen or pencil.
I accomplish my objects by that certain construction and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more specificallypointed. out and zficlaimed.
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Figure 1 is an elevation of thedevice partly broken away to show the interior of the stylus holder. v
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the device showing the paper contact member and the method of writing on paper.
Figure 3 shows a detail of the stylus oscillating shaft.
Figure 4 is a detail of the upper end of the stylus.
Figure 5 is stylus. V
.Figure Sis a detail electrical connections.
Figure 7 isa perspective of the paper contact means:
The stylus holder is formed of a lower tubular portion 4 ending in a hollow point 5.
At the upper end of this portion is a cylin drical portion 6 having a-reduced-member or sleeve portion 7 to insert Within the portion 4. This sleeve or plug 7 has air holes 8 therein and also .a central passageway for 50 the stem 9 of the stylus 10..
a detail of the point of the section showing the web of a pile to be manifolded, theby reciprocati ing' foot .10
The stylus extends out through a hole suitably paclied in the tapered end 11 of the barrel 4. It "is formed with grooves 12 for carrying ink, which grooves come down very closely to the apex of the stylus.
Within, the upper barrel portion 6 of the stem of the stylus is equipped with a disk 13 serving-as a piston and the lower barrel is used as a reservoir for ink. As will be noted the operation of the stylus will result in a forced-feed of ink to "the inking grooves I provide a motor 14 having a speed control switch 15 and having a flexible, shaft 16 connected to the motor. This shaft 16 is carried in the usual casing 17 and enters thev removy able cap 18 at the endof the upper barrel 6., Among my objects are the provision of a said pinion being onan arbor 21 held transversely of the'barrel The arbor 21 has, a small cam 22 thereon,
and at the upper end of the stylus stem is 'mounted a strap or ring member 23 for engaging over the cam, and pivoted to the stem.
As the arbor. revolves with the cam 22, the stylus stem 's caused to reciprocate, therethe stylus.
The tapered end of ,the ink barrel has mounted on it a small thimble 2,to which is hinged, by means of a screw 25, a supportfor the pen. By adjusting the foot and tightening the screw, the desired angle for any writer can he arrived at. The foot is forked so as to extend along both sides of the apex of the .barrel, and the stylus reciprocates between the tines of this foot.
In writing, the operator permits the foot to bear on the paper and sets in motion the stylus operating device. The arrangements are such that'in' its upper position the stylus point comes above thebase of the foot, so that with a proper speed to the-reciprocation, as determined by the Writers speed, the penmay be moved over paper in the usual manner of Writing. The ink within the barrel will be picked up in the grooves of the stylus and the piston on the stylus will force 1 "air into the ink barrel and cause a regulated fiow proportional to the s eed of stylus reciprocation. The piston cllamber, is not absolutely air tight, but the escape of ink 'with the'stylus will be easier than esca e of air above the piston. Hence the rapi moving piston. will tend to force tiny quantities of ink toward the stylus end of the barrel and suck in replacing air about the joints.
As a convenient method of. starting and stopping the operating parts of the pen 1 extend the'wires 26 and 27 of the motor circuit so that a device on the pen serves as'the switch for starting and stopping.
I show, as one form of device, the wire extending into the removable cap on the top of the pen, where by means of screws 28, the wires are connected to conductor strips insulating material. such as rubber, in the example shown, no further insulation of the strips is necessary. The barrel portion 6 haslike strips 31, 32, and the barrel portion 4 has like strips 33,734. .In the base of the top cap are contact pieces 35, which, whenv the cap is screwed down tight, will engage a with the strips 31 and 32.
Also in the base of the beaded portion or shoulder 6 on the barrel are contact ieces 36 which will engage with the strips 3 and 34.
The various strips are set in channels in adapted to forcean ink supply to the stylus and means'for reciprocating said stem.
2. A device of the character described, comprising an ink barrel, a stem therein, said stem having a stylus to project beyond the stem, an ink forcing piston on the stem adapted to force an ink supply to the' stylus, means for reciprocating sald stem, and a rest onth e barrel to engage paper on which impressions are to be made.
3. A device of the character described,
comprising a holder having a paper contact means, and a paper penetrating pointed member adapted toreciprocate in the holder to bring its point above and below the level of the paper contact means, said contact means hav ng a pivoted foot to permit the holder to slant at the desired angle when writing. V
ALBERT W. METZNER. V
the rubber and covered with a rubber-coating u and near the tapered portion of the penthe strip '34 is brought around the barrel in a groove and terminates in a contact plug 37. A spring finger 38 is screwed down to the barrel with a screw which engages in the strip'33, so that depression of the finger will accomplish an electric contact between the strips 33 and 34.
It is evident that the user will press in on the finger or button 38 when he desires to write, and that the stylus will penetrate with-,.
in the limits of its motion as many webs of paper. as are piled up for purposes of receiving impressions. 4
Such a pilewof paper, as at 39, may be mounted on the writing table 400i an autographic register and the use of the pen will cause lines of closely arranged dots to appear in all webs that are penetrated, each dot being surrounded by an inked wall.
For signing checks and making duplicate or plural copies of entries on blank forms, my device is very valuable.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is i 1. A device of the character described, com prising an ink barrel, a stem therein, said stem having a stylus to project-beyond the stem, an ink forcing piston on the stem izo