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Publication numberUS2235820 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 25, 1941
Filing dateAug 4, 1939
Priority dateAug 4, 1939
Publication numberUS 2235820 A, US 2235820A, US-A-2235820, US2235820 A, US2235820A
InventorsHumphries William A
Original AssigneeHumphries William A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stamping device
US 2235820 A
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STAMPING DEVICE Filed Aug. 4, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet l .72 Inventor Wffzm/bhrz's 1 By @mmm A Home ys March 2, 19M W. A. Humm-:R155

.STAMPING DEVICE 2' Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Aug. 4, 1939 Inventor Q By .4 ttorneys Patented Mar. 25, 1941 UNITED S'r'res PATENT OFFICE Application August 4,

5 Claims.

This invention relates to a stamping device, one object of the invention being to provide means for stamping or printing advertising or other indicia upon parts of match books by means of well known stamping or printing mechanism.

Another object of the invention is to provide means whereby both the inking pad and die of the mechanism can be readily changed for other pads and dies. Another object is to provide means for guiding the matter to be printed upon into printing position, and especially to accommodate one part while the other part of the matter is being printed, as for instance in match book printing.

Other objects will appear in the course of thev following description, illustrated by the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is an elevation of the improved devlce.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view through the major part of the device.

Figure 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a perspective View of the type carrier member.

Figure 5 is a horizontal sectional view through the ink pad supporting member.

Figure 6 is a view of the die or type carrying member.

Figure 7 is an edge view of this member.

Figure 8 is a view of an inking pad arrangement showing three different pads with different colors of ink thereon.

Figure 9 is a section on the line li-S of Figure 8.

In these drawings the numeral I indicates the main frame of a well known printing or stamping device which is of inverted U-shape and the top 2 of which is made into shape of an `inverted pan to provide a receiving well for the inking pad holder 3 which may contain a single linking pad Il as shown in Figure 2 or said holder may contain a plurality of pads such as shown at 4 in Figures 8 and 9, the p-ads containing different colors of ink and in this case the holdertis formed with partitions 5 which separate the pads and prevent the ink of one color getting on the pads containing ink of other colors. As shown in Figures 2 and 5 the member 2 is provided with the internal depressions 6 for receiving the small projections 'l on the pad holder and said holder is provided with a bent lip which projects from the member 2 so that by pressing upon this lip the pad holder can be removed from the member 2, the holder being frictionally held in the mem- 1939, Serial N0. 288,438

ber 2. The limbs of the frame I are provided with the vertically arranged slots 9 through which passes the pin I attached to the lower end of the yoke II which straddles the frame I and the bight of which carries the tubular handle I2 which has a hole therein for receiving the post I3 the lower end of which is attached to the central part of the member 2 as shown at i3 in Figure 5, the post passing through a hole in the bight of the yoke II and is engaged by a spring I4 which tends to hold the yoke and the handle in raised position but permits the handle and yoke II to be lowered.

The die or type carrier is shown at l and is of channel shape in cross section to carry the head I6 which holds the die or type Il. This member I5 has the arms I8 depending therefrom and these arms are each provided with a hole I9 therein through which the rod Il) passes and an elongated slot 20, the slots being engaged by the pins 2l carried by the flat bars 22 pivoted at their upper ends to the side parts of the frame I and having the arcuate slots 23 therein through which the bar IU passes, these parts being so constructed and arranged that as the handle I2 is pressed downwardly it will carry the yoke II with it and as the yoke moves downwardly the rod I0 will cause the type carrier I5 to move downwardly and as the rod Ill moves through the arcuate slots 23 the carrier I5 will be turned up-side-down so that the stamp or die I6 will be inverted into printing position. When the pressure on the handle is released the spring i4 will return the parts to normal position with the stamp or die pressing against the ink pad inthe member 2 as shown in Figure 2. The member I5 is also formed with the depressions 25 for receiving the projections 26 in the type holder 2'I and this member 21 has a lip 28 for engaging a notch 29 in the member I5 to frictionally hold the type holder in the member i5 but permitting the type holder to be readily reversed or to be removed and replaced by a new one.

The lower ends of the frame I are connected together by the cross bars 30. A channel-shaped base member 3l is detachably connected to the lower ends of the frame I by the ears 32 projecting upwardly from the member 3| and fastened to the lower ends of the member I by the bolts 33. The lower ends of the flanges of the member 3| are turned outwardly as at 34. and the lower edges receive the felt strips 35 so that the device will not mar a table or desk or other surface on which it is placed. Horizontal slots 36 are formed in the lower ends of the frame l and a guide plate 3l passes through the slots and across the top of the member 3l, this member 3l projecting well beyond the sides of the frame I and the sides of this member 3l are turned over to form the channels 38. One end of the member 3'! is enlarged and the channels on this enlarged part curve outwardly so as to provide an entrance or mouth for the guiding member for facilitating the pushing a nap of the book of matches or other articles into the guiding member and under the printing part of the device. An adjustable stop member or gauge 40 is provided for stopping the inward movement of the members to be printed upon, this member 43 having a longitudinally extending slot 4l therein through which passes a screw 42 which is carried by the guide 3l so that the gauge 4@ can be adjusted on the member 3l and the inner end of this member 40 is turned upwardly to provide a stop 43. Plates 44 are connected with the outer faces of the limbs of the frame l with their lower ends bent inwardly as shown at t5 to form ilanges which pass through the top portions of the slots 31 to help guide the articles to be printed upon into said slots. These members are provided with channel parts 44 as shown to the left of Figure 1 for the passage of the ends of the yoke I l as the same is moved downwardly.

As before stated this device is mainly intended for printing advertising matter or other matter upon the inner and outer surfaces of the small books containing matches and it will, of course, be understood that the gauge 40 is adjusted so that the inner end 43 thereof will be positioned to stop a part of the book in the proper position to receive the printing matter, when the part of the book is passed into the mouth of the guide member 37, so that it will receive the printing when the handle is depressed.

Thus, in printing books of matches, when the outside of the cover of the book is to be printed, the cover is slid onto the base and the matches of the book are passed into the space between the channel sides of the base; and when the inside of the cover is to be printed, the matches extend up and bear against the curb formed by the channel portion 4d', and thus are not struck by the leg of the printing mechanism yoke at that side, which descends within channel 44.

By removing the bolts 33 the base member and the guiding member can be removed and then the device can be used for printing upon sheets or the like placed on a flat surface. As will be seen the type or die can be readily changed as can the inking pads.

By removing the gauge 40 the device can be used, for printing on tape or the like with the tape passing entirely through the guide 31. If the user desires to print the same matter on inside cover of a book of matches that is printed on the outside, he may either reverse the stamp or die and feed machine from front, or he may remove the gage 40, and insert the book in the rear oi the machine. By the changing of dies, different wording of any type may be used on inside cover, affording an unlimited range of inside printing. The base is formed with the holes 45' at its side so that the device can be attached to a tape sealing machine for printing the tape.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.

It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. In a printing or stamping device comprising a frame of inverted U-shape, a yoke having its limbs depending alongside the limbs of the frame, and means for working said yoke up and down, means for releasably holding an inking pad on the underside of the bight of the frame, a type carrier releasab-ly connected with the yoke and normally held with its type against the pad when the yoke is in raised position with means for inverting the type carrier as the yoke moves downwardly, a base connected with the lower ends of the frame and having below it space to receive one part of an article while the other part rests o-n top of the base, said lower ends of the frame having slots therein, a channel guide member passing through the slots and having a portion extending across the base for guiding matter to be printed and a channel upstanding from said base to receive one of the limbs or" the yoke and fend therefrom said one part when the other part rests on the base with its opposite side upward for printing.

2. In a stamping device of the class described, a base of inverted channel shape in cross section, leaving a recess under the base, means for detachably connecting the base to the lower ends of the limbs of the frame of a printing or stamping device and an elongated channel-shaped guiding member passing across the base for guiding a ap of matter to be printed upon into printing position while another part ci the matter enters said recess, and an adjustable gauge member in one end of the guiding member.

3. In a printing or stamping device, in combination with an impression member and inking means, and operating means to alternately ink said member and apply said member to the work, a base having a recess thereunder and having an entrance at one end and a curb above said entrance, said base being adapted to receive a part of an article through said entrance and to support said part with one side up for application of the impression member while another part of the article is received in said recess, or, said part being supported on said base with its other side up, said other part bearing against said curb.

4. A printing device as set forth in claim 3, in which the impression member is mounted for easy reversal of its posture relative to said base, for printing one side of the part reversely to the printing of the other side.

5. A printing device as set forth in claim 3, in which the impression member is mounted for easy reversal of its posture relative to said base, for printing one side of the part reversely to the printing of the other side, and in which the inking means comprises a` plurality of inking units and is mounted for easy rearrangement of said units in accordance with reversal of the impression means.


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US3112697 *Mar 2, 1959Dec 3, 1963Edward Pittman ClarenceAutomatic marking machine
US4615266 *Oct 16, 1984Oct 7, 1986Markem CorporationPrinting apparatus employing deformable transfer pad
US4803922 *Dec 2, 1985Feb 14, 1989Joseph C. DennesenTransfer printing apparatus
U.S. Classification101/41, 101/318, 101/474
International ClassificationB41K1/40, B41K1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41K1/40
European ClassificationB41K1/40