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Publication numberUS1799374 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 7, 1931
Filing dateJul 24, 1926
Priority dateJul 24, 1926
Publication numberUS 1799374 A, US 1799374A, US-A-1799374, US1799374 A, US1799374A
InventorsCarlton Hurley John
Original AssigneeCarlton Hurley John
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card and punch guide for stenciled cards
US 1799374 A
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Patented Apr. 7, 1931 UNITED '1;STAT'ESLBAJTENT JoHN'cAR 'roN nUaLnY, or nA nwInsvI LE, new YORK,

CARD Annruncn GUIDE non str EnorLEnoA-nns Application filed July 24, 1926. SerialNo. 124,666."

This invention relates to a card-and-punch guide for receiving and positioning stenciled address cards preparatory to selectively punching holes in either or both of the lon- '5 gitudinal edges thereof according to arpre determined classification key so that the perforated cards may be run'through an Elliotor equivalent addressing machine whereby all stenciled cards with perforations in the same position will be automatically selected and the stenciled matter'such as names and ad dresses in the selected cards re roduced in sequence upon a record sheet by printing through the stencil while the remaining cards with perforations in different positionswill simply pass on through the machine without reproducing thestenciled impressions therein in the manner well-known to those skilled in the operation of machines of this character;

'The needles used in these'machines for selectively controlling the-printing of the stenciled cards areparranged'in straight parallel rows while the guide along which the cards are fed is arranged-parallel with the rows'of needles and in view of the factthat' the cards are necessarily small and provided with relatively narrow margins in which provision is made for the reception of a considerable'number, in this instance-thirty, of holes or perforations in diflerent positions along each longitudinal edge it becomes necessary to provide means whereby these perforationsmay be made in absolute parallelism with and equal distances-fromthe longitudinal edges of the card outside of the stenciled portion thereof. V The main objector the-present invention is to 'providea convenient and comparatively inexpensive card-holder with parallel -per forated templets or jigs in which the perforations are arranged to exactly correspond'to the longitudinal and transverse space of the needles of the addressing machine and to constitute guides for the perforating punch.

Another object is to provide the card-holder with parallel lengthwise guides spaced transversely to exactly correspond to the width of the stenciled cards and in definite.

relation to the perforated templets corre- In the drawings I sponding to the position of the rows ofneedles relatively to the card guide of the ad dressing machine so that'when the card is perforated by the punchthrough any one'or more of theperforationsin either of the templets in the card-holder such perforation or perforations will exactly line-up with the selected needle or needles of theaddressing machine as the card is fed through the guide 1 thereof. 7

Another object is to provide the card-'hold- 6b er with an end-stop for limiting the inward movement of thecar'd therein to such position as will bring theedge' portions thereofinto proper position for punching the perfo-E rations therein a pre-determined distance a from the end thereof so that when the card is fed into the addressing machine its perforation .or perforations will'exactly line up with the corresponding selectedneedle or needles of said machine for properly controlling'the printing from the stencil of the selected cards. '1 -"Other'objects and uses relating to specific parts of the 'c-ard-and-punch' guide will be brought out in the following description.

Figure :1 is a perspective view ofacardand-punch guide embodying the various featuresof my'invention; i I i-xFigure'EZis aperspective view of one of so the stencilcards 'after being'punched. :Figure 3 is an enlarged longitudinal sec"- ,t-ional view' taken'on line 33, Figure 1.

Figure lie an enlargedinverted planof v thejdevice shown in Figure 1. p Figure 5' is a transverse sectional view;

- taken on' line 5--5, Figure 1 thedottedlines indicating a portion-0f a punch for'perforat ingfa card.

cured by screws or equivalent fastening means to one end of the base plate 1-, the opposite end of said base plate being provided with a finger opening -6 for con- 5 venience of removing and replacing the cards from and into the card-holder.

The base pl e or back pie e 1 is elongated in one direction and is somewhat longer.v

and wider than'the stencil card as which is also substantially rectangular in plan and is provided with a central panel of wax p per or equ valent ma e a adapted to be stenciled with the name and address of an individual or-other-informative material capable of being used in a printing press for reproduction when def sired, the marginal edges of. said card being made ofrelatively stiff paper board so that the longitudinaledg'es may be perforated in the, cardholder for use in connection with an Elloit addressing machine in a manner wellto thewidth of-the card TAT-1 to guide said card in its longitudinal movement. along-the upper surface of the plate and to hold it against; lateral movement relatively-t0. said plate," guide strips being extended from the inner edge 4' of the stop plate to. the opposite end of the; base plate.

-The base plate e l? is provided with straight parallel slots arranged in 5 transversely -.spaoed ;,relation corresponding to the spacing ofthe opposite longitudinal marginal edges of the card =A.. and adjacent the inner straight edges of the guide,

strips parallel therewith so that when in the card is inserted in. the holder the oppo= site lengthwise marginal edges thereof will he registevedwith the slots '?6?.-:-

-' These slots-=6: are spaced relatively short distances from the inner straight edges R ofthe guide striped-T27 for receiving one of the punching Jews of a hand punch 131-.

shown b .dotted lines in Figure 5. and snow ing the oles as fa..= to he punched in the longitudinal margins of the card wholly ea .v itin. theouter andinner edges of said margins.

i The thickness of the guide strips-2: is about equal to or slightly greater than the thickness of the marginal edges of the card i illoW-theoeird to slide easily along longitudinal margins of the card A-, the

transversely a distance apart. corresponding tionof the -rd o r ai pr et rmined the upper face of the base plate 1-- and against the inner straight edges of both guide strips without lost motion.

The templets -3 are secured to the upper or outer faces of the guide strips 2 and extend inwardly beyond the inner edges thereof and slightly beyond theinner'edges of. the slots 6 so as. to overhang said slots and to form opposite longitudinal guide grooves -2- for receiving the opposite inner edges ofsaidtemplets being preferably straight and parallel and spaced apart trans- Versely to form a sight. opening 7- through which the stenc1l impressions 1n the panel so are readily vi ibleduring tho'punohing or pressing operation, the'longitudinel center of t pe ing 7 being ubs antially c i ciden with the long tud nal centerof the base p ate l. B5

The. po tions o e h p et -3::-oror hanging the o espon g lot *6:- is pro: vid d with a nlurel ty of, in this nstan e thi ty, ap r ures e8.arra g d n straight row in line with h longit d al nter of the orresponding slot. fo cei ing he. ma e punchi g ie a b;- o the punching. device .B, the upper or outerends Qf Sit- 1C1 apertures b ing cou t r-su to cilitate the en nce 0f 'Pll l1,.-- thereinto- The. d s o be ween he ngi udina onters of the-oppositerow o ap r ure i substan ially equal to he. t li t-aacehetwoeo the longitud n l nter o the l ngthwisemargins of the a d A While th ape tures of each row are spaced uniform dis? tanc s apart ongitudinally co esponding to the spacing of the n e es in th ddre singmachine so as. to assu the autom tic solos.-

classifications or consecu i p nt ng as the. m5 card are fed through a d machi e- I The ou er ends. of the i ner edge of th tem lets .-.-3 are be t or defl c ed outward ly at ..9+ to facilita e he n rance, of' he cards intothe adj een e ds of th gr o es *rQ Ti. i

. Thelength of both, rows of aperturosw8w isless than the length of the ard ..lA-; tQ assure the punching'ofthe apertures for? wholly within the opposite longitudinal margins of the;card -'-A.., said apertures having a fixed relation to the stop shoulder .l'- to assurethe proper positioning of the perforations +a"' relatively to the nd O the card so. that when the card is fed through the adressing machine itsapertures will be. properly alined With "certain pre-gadjusted needles for effecting the desired selective printing from the autometieallylselected 12 stencils. 1 Y Y The apertures .8.'-l of each row are'l'lulllbored in sequence from the openend-towerd the opposite end of the. holder as, for an? ample, 1,2,3 and so onfupto BQ Qr 130 ing diflerent classifications such, for example, as different course of study, different nationalities, different religions and other more or less interesting and important informative matter which is kept on record as a key to the numbers.

Operation The stenciled cards with blank margins are inserted one by one into the open ends of the grooves 2 until the inner end engages each of said perforations being countersunk to facilitate the entrance of said die therethrough, said base plate being provided with parallel len hwise slots registering with and extending rom end to end of said perforations for guiding the female die of a perforating tool.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of July, 1926.


the stop shoulder -4 whereupon the operator adjusts the punch -B-- into registration with any one or more selected apertures -8 of one or both of the rows corresponding to the classification or classifications which it is desired to reprint from the stencil in the addressing machine, the punch being then operated to produce the desired aperture or apertures --a/-- in the margin of the card -A. 7

In like manner the apertures may be formed in different places on difierent cards previously stenciled in the panels a of the cards. r g

It is obvious that when the holes are punched in the card, the punched-out portions will be discharged through the slots 6-- leaving the guide grooves -2- free for the reception of other cards and ready for a repetition of the punching operation just described.

While I have described the card-holder as comprising a base plate--l, guide strips -2, templets -3-- and stop plate -4 bolted or otherwise secured together it is evident that the essential object of the inven tion may be carried out by other constructions and, therefore, I do not wish to limit myself to the structure shown and described. What I claim is-:+ Y

A card and punch guide comprising a substantially rectangular base plate having ribs along its opposite edges in parallel spaced relation for guiding a card therebetween, and flange plates secured to and projecting inwardly equal distances from the guide ribs in parallel spaced relation for maintaining a card upon the base plate and between said ribs, each of said plates being provided with a lengthwise row of perforations for guidingthe male punch die of a perforating tool, the outer end of Poo

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U.S. Classification269/1, 269/305, 101/369, D19/72
International ClassificationB41L47/06, B41L47/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41L47/06
European ClassificationB41L47/06