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Publication numberUS1909844 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 16, 1933
Filing dateDec 15, 1931
Priority dateDec 15, 1931
Publication numberUS 1909844 A, US 1909844A, US-A-1909844, US1909844 A, US1909844A
InventorsBrenner Louis
Original AssigneeBrenner Louis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Printing machine
US 1909844 A
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PRINTING MACHINE C? WITNEssEs 2 l Y 1 f6 ATTORNEY May 16, 1933. 1 BRENNER 1,909,844

PRINTING MACHINE Filed Dec. l5, 1951 '5 Sheets-Sheet 2 wlTNEssES 24% J//wym May 16, 1933.

1 BRENNER 1,909,844 PRINTING MACHINE Filed Dec. 15, 1931 3 sheets-sheet l3 45 /4 f A44/ )5y/7| /40/ f/f/ f f WITNESSES INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented May .16, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT "OFFICE LoUIs BRENNER, E NEW YORK',- NJ.

PRINTING MACHINE Application led December 15, 1931. Serial No. 581,244.

An object of the invention is to provide a printing machine, and particularly a monogram printing machine, which will automatically feed a ribbon against the type or die as the machine is used and which is constructed lin a manner which makes it possible to quickly and conveniently change the type or die when desired. V

`Another object of theinventionl is to provide adjustable means for feeding the ribbon, so that the ribbon will be fed a predetermined distance between each impression.

Still other objects of the invention are to pivot a chase to a reciprocating means so that the chase may be moved forwardly and upwardly to conveniently adjust the type or die and to provide the chase with heating means to heat the'type or die to act on the ribbon which is coated with wax and coloring matter. V

The invention also comprehends a machine having a reel frame secured to the reciproeating means which carries the chase, the -reel frame supporting reels on which is wound the ribbon which passes across the type or die in the chase, one of the reels being rotated periodically with the reciprocation of. thev said means by a ratchet tooth which engages a ratchet wheel on the said reel, the tooth eX- tending from an arm which is secured to the frame of the machine. The arm having the ratchet tooth is also preferably provided with rack teeth which engage a" pin on the frame of the machine, which permits of the adjustment of the arm to regulate the rotation of the reel having the ratchet wheel and thereby to determine the feed of the ribbon.

`The invention furthermore comprehends a prin-ting machine having a readily removable platen and Vadjustable guides for the paper on the platen.

Additional objects of the invention will appear in the following specification, in which the preferred form of the invention is described. l

l In the drawings similar reference characters refer to similar parts in all the views, of which Figure lis a sectional elevation on the line 50 1-1 of FigureB,

y illustrating yieldingly upwardly.

Figure I2 is a. fragmentary sectional view illustrating the position of the chase when it 1s moved forwardly and upwardly to adjust the die, j

Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the 55 machine, partially in section,

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view one of the guides for the paper on the platen,

Figure 5 is a 5-5 of Figure 4,

Figure 6 is an enlarged sectional view illustrating. the chase with the heating means, a portion of its shank, together with the rollers mounted yon the chase and the means for locking the chase,

p Figure 7 is a plan view of Figure 6,

Figure 8 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating the platen with the guides for the paper, and Figure 9 is a cross-sectional view illustratlna ribbon which is used in the machine.

y referring to the drawings it will be seen that a base 10 is provided from which extends upwardly a frame 11, this frame 11 75 having an opening 12 adjacent the base 10 through which extends a cable 13 leading to the heating means 14 with which the chase 15 is provided. Thischase 15 has a shank 16 which is pivoted at 17 to a reciprocating 80 member 18, the shank 16 being disposed in a recess 19 in the said reciprocating member 18, as best shown in Figure 1. The reciprocating member 18 is disposed in a guideway formed by a projection 20 on the frame 11 85 and by the arms 21 which extend beyond the said projection 20, the said arms 21 being connected by a plate 22 to form the said guideway. Below the projection 20 the reciprocating member 18 has a rearwardly ex- 90 tending lug 23, there being registering apertures in the projection 20, the rearwardly extending lug 23 and a projection 24 extending from the lower portion of the frame 11, and there being a pin 25 which is disposed 95 in these apertures. A spring,26 is disposed around this pin 25 and between the lug 23 and the projection 24 for holding the lug 23, together with the reciprocating member 18,

sectional view on the line 60 Jispivoted at 28 in a recess 29 in the upper lpo'rt'ion'of the frame 11, this operating handle 27 having a lug 30 for engaging a roller 31 pivoted at 32 in a recessat the top of the reciprocating member 18. Vith this construction it will be understood that when the operating handle 27 is moved to the position shown by the dotted lines in Figure 1, it will press downwardly against the roller 3l, whichwill. force the reciprocating member 18 downwardly against the resiliency of the spring 26 to move the chase 15 in the direction of the pad 33 with which the platen 34 is provided.

It will be understood that, with the shank 16 on the chase 15, pivoted as has been de scribed, it is possible by means of the handle 35, with which the chase. 15 is provided, to move the chase from the position shown in Figure v1 to the position shown in Figure 2, so that the type or 'die in the chase may be adjusted or changed to meet the require ments. When the chase is in the position shown in Figure 2, its face, which is disposed downwardly in Figure 1, is dispos-ed upwardly so that the type or die may be readily and quickly adjusted. As will be seen by referring to Figures 6 and 7 ofthe drawings, the chase has a stud 36 disposed through an aperture 37 for engaging the type or die, or furniture, as the case may be, the

` vstud 36 having a head 38 with a groove 39 in which is disposed a cam 40 on a rotatable member 41, the rotatable member 41 being provided with a handle 42 by which it may be conveniently operated. By this construc tion it will be seen that, when the handle 42 is rotated in one direction, it will move the stud 36 away from the type, die or furniture, while, when moved in the opposite direction, it will press the stud 36 against the type, die or furniture. It will also be seen that the chase 15 is provided at its ends with arms 43 in which are mounted rollers 44 under which a ribbon 45 normally passes, this ribbon 45 extending from a reel 46 rotatably mounted on a reel frame 47 vsecured to the rear of the reciprocating member 18. The

i ribbon passes from its reel 46 under one of the rollers 44 against the underside of the chase 15, as illustrated in Figure 6, and then under the other roller 44 and upwardly to anether reel 48, which is mounted at the ott-.er end of the reel frame 47. This second reel frame 48 is provided with a ratchet wheel 49 which is engaged by a ratchet tooth 50 mounted on an arm 51 which is pivoted to a projection 52 on the frame 11. Preferably the vprojection 52 is provided with a pin 53 and this pin 53 is disposed in a predetermined opening 54 between the ratchet teeth with which the arm 51 is provided. rihe arm 51 is held against the pin 53 by means of a spring With the construction which has been de' scribed, it will be understood that, when the reciprocating member 18 is pressed downwardly to move. the type or die in the chase 15 in the direction of the pad 3 3 on the platen 34, the ratchet tooth 5() will move relatively to the ratchet wheel 49, so that, with the heating of the type or die in the chase 15 by the heating means 14 which has been described, the heated type or die will press against the ribbon 45 to make the desired impression on a paper or other member which is disposed on the platen and above the pad33. The ribbon is preferably coated with a n'iixturc of coloring material and wax, so that, with the heating of the ribbon by the type or die, the coloring matt-er will be freed and impressed on the paper or other member. `When the downward pressure at the operating' handle 27 is removed, the spring 26 will serve to move the reciprocating member 18 upwardly in the manner which has been described, and during this upward movement of the reciprocating member the ratchet tooth 5() in engagement with the ratchet wheel 49 will serve to rotate the reel 48 a predetermined distance, the amount of rotation with each upward movement of the reciprocating member 18 being regulated by the disposal of the pin in a selected opening 54 between the ratchet teeth in the arm 51. Each rotation of the reel 48 will present another portion o f the ribbon at the type or dye. During this operation of the machine the shank 16 is held in operative position by means of a spring-pressed pin 56 which is disposed in an aperture 57 in the shank 16. Of course, the pin 56 is withdrawn when it is desired to move the chase 15 outwardly and upwardly to the position illustrated in Figure 2, and the pin is held outwardly when the chase is returned to operative position until the pin 56 is disposed at the aperture 57 in the shank 16, when thc pin 56 will enter the said aperture and hold the shank 16 relatively to the reciprocating member 18. f

As will be seen by referring to Figure 3 of the drawings, the base 10 has guideways 58 in which are disposed guides 59 extending downwardly from the platen 34, this construction being provided to permit of the removal of the platen 34 from the base 10 for the convenient packing of the machine, or for other purposes. When the platen 34 is disposed on the base 10 in normal position, it is held in place by means of a pin 60 which extends intoan aperture in the base 10. The platen 34 is provided with guides 61 which have arms 62 with slots 63 in which studs 64 are disposed, the arms 62 being held in adjusted position by means of screws 65. There is also a side guide 66 which is shown in Figures 4, 5 and 8, this side guide having a shank 67 and a guide member 68, the guide in the said cuideway by means of a spring 70. It willbe seen that, with this construction, the guide 66 extends laterally beyond its shank 67 and the slot 71 in the platen 34 in which the said shank 67 is disposed, so that the said guide 66 may be disposed in the position illustrated in Figure 8, or, if desired, the guide 66 may be reversed, so that the guide 66 will be disposed at the outer end of the guide member 68 to permit of the use of the guide 66 with very wide sheets of paper,or other members, which will extend beyond the side of the platen 34.

Figure 9 is a cross section of the ribbon and shows the ribbon with a body 72 with the coloring matter at 73 and the wax at 74. However, it will be understood that the body 72 of the ribbon may be coated with the coloring matter and the wax in any desired manner.

What is claimed is:

l. In la printing press, a frame having an. opening adjacent its bottom extending through the front of the frame and a vertically extending guideway above the opening, a member for reciprocating in the guideway and having a vertically disposed recess extending through the front and' the bottom of the member, a chase having an electrical heating means disposed below the member and being provided with a vertically extending shank disposed in the recess and being pivoted therein to the member, wires extending through the opening and being secured to the heating means, and means for securing the shank in adjusted positions relatively to the member.

2. In a printing press, al frame havin an opening adjacent its bottom exten ing through the front of the frame and a vertically extending guideway above the opening, a member for reciprocating' in the guideway and having al vertically disposed recess extending through the front and the bottom of the member, a chase having an electrical heating means disposed below the member and being provided with a vertically extending shank disposed in the recess and being pivoted therein to the member, the member having a rearwardly disposed lug, there being registering .apertures in the lug and spacedapart portions of the frame between which the lug is disposed, a pin disposed in the apertures, a spring on the pin disposed between the lug and one .of the said portions of the frame, wires extendin through the opening and being secured to t e heating means, and means for securing the shank in adjusted positions relatively to the member.

3. In a printing press, .a frame having an opening adjacent its bottom extending through the front of the frame and a vertically extending guideway above the opening,

a member for reciprocating in the guideway and having a vertically d1sposed recess extending through the front and the bottom of the member, a chase having an electrical heating means disposed below the member and being provided with a vertically extending shank disposed in the recess and being pivoted therein to the member, the member having a rearwardly disposedv lug, there being registering apertures in the Vlug and spacedapart portions of the fframebetween 'which the lug is disposed, a pin disposed in the apertures, a spring on the pin disposed between the lug and one of the said portions of the frame, wires extending through the opening and being secured to the heating means, means for securing the shank in adjusted positions relatively to the member, and rollers mounted on the ends of the chase.

4. In a printing press, a frame having an opening adjacent its bottom extending through the front of the frame and a vertically extending guideway above the opening,

a member for reciprocating in the guideway.

and having a vertically disposed recess extending through the front and the bottom of the member, a chase having an electrical heating means disposed below the member and being provided with a vertically extending shank disposed in the recess and being pivot: ed therein to the member, the member having a rearwardly disposed lug, there being registering aperturesin the lug and spacedapart portions of the frame' between which the lug is disposed, .a pin disposed in the apertures, a spring on the pin disposed between the lug and one of the said portions of the frame, wires extending through the opening and being secured to the heating means, means for securing the shank in adjusted positions relatively to the member, a reel frame secured'to the member, reels on the reel frame for carrying a ribbon, rollers mounted on the ends of the chase for engaging the ribbon, and means for moving the member in theY guideway.

5. In a printing press, a frame having an opening adjacent its bottom extending through the front of the frame and a vertically extending guideway above the opening, a member for reciprocating in the guideway and having 'a vertically disposed recess extending through the front and the bottom of the member, a chase having an electrical heating means disposed below the member and bein provided with a vertically7 extending shan disposed in the recess and being pivoted therein to the member, the member having a rearwardly disposed lug, there being registering apertures in the lug and spaced-apart portions of the frame between which the lug is disposed, a pin disposed in the apertures, a spring on' the pin disposed between the lug and one of the said portions of the frame, wires extending through the opening and lre1ative1`7 to the member, a `to the member,

being secured to the heating means, means for securing `the shank 1n reel frame secured carrying e ribbon, rollers mounted on the ends of'the 'chase for engaging the ribbon, und anoperating handle pivoted to the frame and having a portion diposed'for engaging the member for moving the member.

LOUIS BRENNER.

ndJusted positions v reels on the reel frame forl

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Classifications
U.S. Classification101/27, 101/DIG.310
International ClassificationB41F19/06
Cooperative ClassificationY10S101/31, B41F19/066, B41P2219/31
European ClassificationB41F19/06C2