US 2143622 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 10, 1939. G, FULK 2,143,622
` MANIFOLD FORM Filed Aug. 20, 1931 BLANK MP6.co.
New YORK B M F6. CO.
NEW YORK INVENTOR :George L Fulk BY M 5.
ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 10, 1939 PATENT ori-1er MANIFOLD FORM George L. Fulk, Mentor, Ohio, assigner, by mesh assignments, to J. Stuart Fleming, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
Application August 20, 1931, Serial No. 558,271
, This invention relates to forms for manifolding which consist of a number of superposed record sheets assembled in sets with leaves of carbon paper between them, and to continuous strips of such forms connected end to end to provide a continuous web which may be Wound into a roll or folded in a zig-zag manner to form a packt for feeding through a typewriting or other printing machine, the presentinvention being IU an Kimprovement upon the invention disclosed in my copending application Serial No. 538,103, @led May i8, 1931.
in my copending application above referred to, l have disclosed a manifold form in which if each of the record sheets has a partially severed strip along one edge 'which forms a readily detachable stub, and the intermediate carbon vsheets which have unwealiened portions extending across the line of partial severance of the record sheets 2@ and which are attached to the stubportions of the record sheets so that the carbon paper sheets are removable with the stub portions of the record sheets and can be pulled out after the required data have been recorded without touching the 25' cart-on sheets with the ingers.
in the manifold form disclosed in my cepending application, the carbon sheets are shown narrower than the record sheets to permit the record sheets to he gripped independently of the 3@ carbon sheets at the side edge thereof opposite the detachable stub portions. It` is sometimes desirable, however, that the carlton paper ein tend the full width oi the record paper beneath the portion of the iorm upon which record data 35 are to'be placed, and the present invention provides a form which possesses the advantages of the torni shown in the application with respect to the removal of the carbon paper but in which the carbon sheets extend the full width of the t@ io.
Manifold strips or record assemblies ordinarily include superposed continuous strips of record and carbon paper and the duplicate form blanks are printed at regular intervals along the length 'ed a set of iormsheets from` the strip and indi- 'lines of perforation between successive forms.
A further object of the present invention is to economize in the use of carbon paper by proit viding carbon paper sheets for the individual forms which are of a size to extend only beneath the portions of the printed blank upon which record data is to be placed.
With the above and other objects in view, the Mi invention may be said to comprise the manifold form and the form `strip as shown in the accompanyingdrawing hereinafter described and particularly set forth in the appended claims, together with such variations and modifications thereof as will be apparent to one skilled in the art to which the invention appertains.
Reference should be had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this speciiication, in which Figure 1 is a fragmentary plan View showing a portion of a form strip embodying the invention;
Fig is a fragmentary view showing the perforations separating successive forms of the strip on an enlarged scale;
Fig. 3 is a View showing the manner in which the carbon sheets vare detached from the record sheets oi an individual form after the form has n been torn from the strip;
Fig. i is a fragmentary plan view similar to Fig. 1 showing a slightly modified construction; and Fig. i5 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing the manner of separating the carbon paper from one il) of the forms such as shown in Fig. 4.
In Fig. 1 of the drawing there is shown a strip of forms which consists of strips oi record paper i and sheets of carbon paper 2 interposed between the record sheets of each forni. The record paper strips each have aline of partial severane tw adjacent one side edge which provides a detachable stub portion tr The carbon paper sheets t arefunweakened beneath the llines of partial severance t of the record paper and the stubs `i of the record strips are bound together and to the intermediate carbon sheets 2 by suitable means such as staples 5.
1n the modication shown in Flg. 1,- the carbon paper is assembled with the record paper B5 v strips in the form of continuous strips of carbon paper interposed between successive strips of record paper and the carbon paper strips, prior to assembly withthe record paper strips, are provided with transverse rows of punched holes 6. The holes 6 are regularly spaced across the strips of carbon paper and the rows of holes are spaced longitudinally a distance corresponding to the length of a form or form sheet. The carbon paper strips may also be provided with cut-out portions 1 at one end of each row of holes 6 for a purpose which will be hereinafter explained.
One or more carbon paper strips are assembled with the record paper strips with the rows of holes 6 registered with respect to the printed matter on the record strips and positioned between successive blanks printed thereon. After the record strips and carbon paper strips have been assembled, transverserows of perforations .consisting of regularly spaced slits 8 are formed The elongated slits through all of the strips.y 4 8 are of a length slightly greater than the space between the holes 6 in the carbon paper and extend between the holes 6 so that, after the slits 8 are made, the holes 6 and slits 8 completely sever the carbon paper stripl along each row of perforations, the individual manifold forms or-sheet sets of the strip having sheets of carbon paper which are unattached to the sheets of carbon paper of the adjacent forms.
The provision of spaced holes in the carbon paperstrip and elongated slits of a length slightly greater than the space between successive holes insures complete severance of `the carbonpaper, even though there be' slightvariations in the registration of the slits and holes, so that it is not necessary to maintain extreme accuracy in the feed ofthe carbon paper and record paper strips during the assembly of the Vcarbon paper and record paper. 4 f
The cut-out portions 'i of the carbon paper are on the side edge of the carbon paper opposite that whichis attached'to the stub portions 4 of the record sheets and provide a portion atl -a corner of the form where the record sheets extend past the carbon sheets, providing a selective'grip formation so that the carbon paper can be readily removed with the stubs 4 by grip- `Ding the record sheets at a corner of the form,l
opposite thedetachable stub, with one hand and gripping the stub with the other hand, and then,
pulling the form apart as illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawing.
In Figs, 4 and 5 of the drawing, there is illustrated a modied form of the invention in which the composite strip or assembly of, forms islcomposed of strips of record paper II which have lines of partial severance I2 adjacent one edge, providing detachable stubs I3, and transverse linesv ofpartial severance I4 between successive printed blanks or forni sheets, togetherwith interposed sheets" I5 of carbon .paper extending entirely acrosswffthe'strip randfbo'undto the stub portions I3 ofthev recordfstripsvby suitable'at` taching means such as staples( II.l -The leaves I5 are of less length than therprinted'blanks and are positioned beneath the portions of the printed blanks-upon which data are to berecorded. A considerable portionof the printed blank, at the top thereof, is usuallyv occupied bythe heading and other printed matter and ordinarily no datum is recorded upon this portion of the record sheet.
As shown in Figs. 4 and '5, the carbn paper leaves are of a length to extend from the bottom l As shown in Fig. 5 of the drawing, the recordpaper sheets of an individual form may be instantly detached after the form has been torn from the strip by grasping the detachable stub in the one hand and the opposite side of the form alongside the heading space and above the sheets of carbon paper with the other hand, and pulling, the carbon paper sheets coming out with the stub I3. y
It will be observed that in both modifications herein illustrated, successive forms of the strip are held together by tear lines formed in the record paper only and that the carbon leaves of successive forms of the strip are unattached, so thatless force is required to tear the forms apart, and there is less danger of damaging or tearing the leaves of the forms.
Itwill also be observed that in both modificartions means is provided for quickly and easily separating the carbon and record paper sheets of the individual forms, without smearing the record paper sheets or'soiling the fingers.
Furthermore, it is .to be understood that the particular. form of apparatus shown and described, and vthe particular procedure set forth, are presented for purposes of explanation and illustrationland that various modications of said apparatus and procedure may be made without departing from my invention as dened in the appended claims.
What I claim is: i 1. A form strip composed of superposed strips of record paper and interposed carbon paper, the form striphaving transverse tear lines formed by a row of regularly spaced and aligned elongated slits extending through the superposed strips of record and carbon paper, said carbon paper having holes ofva diameter greater than the spaces between adjacent slits in the record paper and positioned to register with said spaces between the slits, whereby the carbon sheets of each form are completely separated from carbon sheets of adjacent forms.
2. A manifold record assembly including, in combination, long continuous superposedre'cord strips andfinterposed transfer paper, said record strips having longitudinally spaced transverse weakened tear lines dividing them into sets of record sheets, each set having a sheet of said `transfer paper interleaved in transfer relation withv the record sheets, said carbon paper-having longitudinally spaced transverse rows of holes respectively in register with said weakened tear linesof the record strips, said weakened tear lines having transversely' elongated slits with spaces therebetween, said slits being respectively in register with the spaces between adjacent said holes of` the transfer paper, said spaces of the record strip tear lines being respectively in register with the holes of the transfer paper,`said slits extending through the superposed record strips and l 'sembly having a plurality of sets of interleaved record fand transfer sheets, which includes: forming a long continuous strip of transfer material with longitudinally spaced transverse lines between the holes in the transfer strip to effectv complete severance of two adjacent transfer sheets.
4. A manifold record assembly including. in
4 combination, long continuous superposed record strips having longitudinally spaced transverse lines of partial severance dividing them into a plurality of sheet sets and providing for severance of said sets from the assembly, said record strips having attachment with each other at each said sheet set, and a transfer sheet interleaved in transfer relation with the record leaves of each said set, each transfer sheet of each said set being attached in its set to retain it in transfer pcsition and being separate and independent of the transfer sheet of any other of said sheet sets of the assembly. j
5. A manifold record assembly including, in combination, long continuous superposed record strips having longitudinally spaced transverse lines of vpartial severance dividing them into a plurality of sheet sets and providing for severance of said sets from the assembly, said record strips having attachment with each other at each said sheet set, and a. transfer sheet interleaved in transfer relation with therecord leaves of each 45 said set, each transfer sheet of each said set being attached in its set to retain it in transfer position andbeing separate and independent of the transfer sheet of any other of said sheet sets of the assembly, andl said transfer sheets being4 shorter than the record sheets ofv the respective sheet sets. I
6. A manifold record assembly including, in combination, long continuous superposedrecord strips having longitudinally spaced transverse lines of partial severance dividing them finto' a plurality of sheet sets and providing for severance of said sets from the assembly, said record strips having longitudinally disposed' weakened severance lines extending lalong one longitudinal assembly margin and providing a longitudinal severable margin binding strip at which the record strips are bound together at the respective sheet sets, and transfer sheets interleaved in transfer relation with the record sheets of the respective said sets and being bound in said severable marginal binding strip, each said transfer sheet of each set being separate and independent of the transfer sheet of any other of the assembly sets.
7, A manifold record assembly including, in combination, long continuous superposed record strips having longitudinally spaced transverse lines of partial severance dividing 'them into a plurality of sheet sets and providing for severance of said sets from the assembly, said record strips having longitudinally disposed weakened severtion with the record sheets of the respective said sets and being bound in said severable'marginal binding strip, eachV said transferV sheet of each 'set being separate and independent of the transfer sheet of any other of the assembly sets, and
terminating at' one end 'thereof short of the adjacent ends of the superposed record sheets.
GEORGE L FULK.