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Publication numberUS2300984 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 3, 1942
Filing dateNov 10, 1939
Priority dateNov 10, 1939
Publication numberUS 2300984 A, US 2300984A, US-A-2300984, US2300984 A, US2300984A
InventorsSmith Edward M
Original AssigneeBell Telephone Labor Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Table receptacle
US 2300984 A
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Nov. 3, 1942. E. M. SMITH TABLE RECEPTACLE Filed' Nov.` 10, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 FIG. 2

i 1l #scr/HER /NVENTOR E. M. SMITH ATmfe/VEVVVA Nov. 3, 1942. E. M. SMITH TABLE RECEPTACLE Filed Nov. 10, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ster/PIER HECT/FIER WE/WOR E. M. SM! 7' H ATTORNEV Patented Nov. 3, 1942 TABLE RECIJPTACLE` Edward M. smith, Montclair, N. J., assignor to `Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated, New York,- N.` Y., acorporation of New York` Applioation November 1o, 1939, serial No. 303,766

7 Claims. (C1. 312-40) -This inventionrelates to a receptacle for supf porting supplies ofipaper of various dimensions i withina table adapted to support a printing telegraph machine.

Printing telegraph machines can be divided into two classes; namely, those that print on paper in the form of tape'and those that print `on paper in the form of a long sheet or page.

This invention is concerned with the latter class which is commonly known as page printers. With the increase in the development and uses of page printing telegraph machines has come `anincrease in the variety of the paper upon which the machines print. This paper is commonly supplied folded in a zigzag manner and packedin cardboard containers; The length of the folds varies according to the individual requ-irements of the users. that is used considerably is known as Superfoldpaper which has a relatively long distance One kind of paperA between the folds. Superfold paper generally is provided packed in ycardboard containers approximately 1511/2 inches long, 9 inches high and 91/2 yinches wide. Another kind of paper is known i as sprocket feed paper which is supplied in cartons approximately 91/2 incheswide, from 9 to 13 inches high, and of Vvarying length depending on the size of the printed forms used which vary from 3 to 16 inches in length. Still another type of paper is provided in rolls of various dimensions. i

When either Superfold or sprocket feed paperois used, the top `is torn off the carton andthe carton is then= placed :near the printer and the paper is fed through the machine. Roll paper iseither placed inside the printer or else issupported elsewhere depending o'n various factors.

in cleaning the floor. The cartons should'also be located as inconspcuously as possible to improve conditions from an appearance standpoint. Space' requirements sometimes make it necessary to install the cartons in positions which will not interfere with the tables being placed with their backs near a wall. Still another requirement is presentwhen the `printer supported by the table is used for sending in which case sufficient space must beprovided beneath the table to accommodate the legs `of the operator of the printer. Consequently, there has developed a need for a universal receptacle which can be detachably mounted within the table in a variety of readily interchangeable positions for support- In any case, it is desirable to support the' cartons of paper off the floor as a convenience' corresponding to Fig. 1 and shows that the' printer is for receiving only since it has no keying paper supplies of different dimensions in different positions according to Whether the printer is for sending or for receiving only.

It is an object of this invention to provide a teletypewriter table with a universal receptacle for supporting paper supplies of different dimensions, the receptacle being detachably se` cured to the table in one `of a number of easily interchangeable positions according to the various dimensions of the different supplies of paper used. i l o VIt is a further object of the invention to pro- Vide a teletypewriter table with a paper supporting receptacle which is detachably secured to the table in one of a number of readily interchangeable positions according to whether space must be provided for the legs of an operator o1A the printer and whether the back of the table is to be placed against a wall. o

These and other objects of Vtheinvention `are accomplished in a mannerlthat will be describedA inconnection with the following detailed description of the invention with reference to the drawings in which:

Fig. l is a three-dimensional view of apage printing telegraph machine mounted upon a table having secured thereto the receptacle for holding a carton of Superfold paper;

Fig. 2 is a partially cross-sectioned side View board and also shows that the receptacle, which hasits longsidehorizontally disposed for-.sup-r4 porting along carton of Superfold paper, is`

detachablyv secured to the table in a position for holding the paper near the front of the` table in order to allow the back of the table to be placed `near a wall; -v

Fig. 3 .is a partially cross-sectioned side View of the table on which is mounted a sending printer and shows that a long cartonof Superfold paper is supported in the receptacle whichis moved .further to the rear than was the case in Fig. 2 in order to provide space to` accommodate the legs of an operator of the printer;

Fig. 4 is a partially cross-sectioned side View of the table on` which is mounted a sending printer and shows a medium sized carton of sprocket feed paper supported in the receptacle'- which is secured to the table with its long side ina Vertical position for providing more legroom than when in the position shown in liigtfSy and for enabling the table to be placed asnear to a wall as when the receptacle is-in the position shown in Fig. 2; Y

Fig. 5 is a partially cross-sectioned side -view of a sending printer mounted upon a table having the receptacle dropped down nearer the floor than is shown in Fig. 4 for supporting a taller carton of sprocket feed paper;

Fig. 6 is a partially cross-sectioned side view of the table supporting a sending printer having a roll of paper mounted inside the teletypewriter and having the receptacle secured to the table in a position such that leg-room is provided while the long side of the receptacle is held vertically against the back of the table to simulate the back panel of the table; and

Fig. 7 is a partially cross-sectioned side view of a sending printer mounted on a table having a roll of paper held in the receptacle which is secured to the table in a position similar to that shown in Fig. 4.

In Fig. 1, a table I is shown to have a top 2 for supporting a printing telegraph machine 3. Mounted between the two rear legs 4 4 0f table 3 is a receptacle 5 for supporting a carton 6 containing a supply of Superfold paper 'I. It can be seen from Fig. l that the receptacle 5 comprises an end member 8, a long bottom member 9, and two short side members III-I9. The side members III-l are secured to the side edges of the end member 8 and the bottom member 9 is secured to the bottom edges of the end member 8 and the side members Ill-I0 by dovetailing and by screws, such as screws II-I I. The entire receptacle is stained and nished to match the stain and finish of table I so that a harmonious appearance is created. The carton 5 is placed between the two side members III-III and rests on the bottom member 9 which, due to its long length, securely supports the carton 6 beyond its center of gravity to keep it from tipping over the edge of member 9.

In order to shield the paper 'I from dust, the sides of the table I are enclosed by panels I5 I5 and the paper 'I is mainly supported within the relatively dust-free confines of the panels I 5 I5. The rear panel I5 is shorter than the other panels I5 I5 in order to allow the paper 'I to travel out of the receptacle 5 into the printer 3. Carton 6 is pushed against the end member 8 in order to utilize as much as possible the open space between the short rear panel I5 and the end member 8 to enable the paper 'I to freely unfold when it passes from the receptacle 5 to the printer 3. The paper 'I travels out of the table I from. the carton 6 and passes under the bracket I2 of the guide member I3. The paper 1 then enters the printer 3 by means of the slot I4 and, after passing through the printer 3, subsequently comes out of the top of the printer 3.

Fig. 2 is a partially cross-sectional side view of the table I and receptacle 5 illustrated in Fig. 1 and shows that inside the table I is a shelf I6 for supporting a rectifier II. Also shown in Fig. 2 are nine holes I9 I9 which are drilled in each side member II) of the receptacle 5 in three parallel equidistantly spaced rows. The three holes I9-I 9 in each row are equidistantly spaced apart by a distance equal to the distance between the rows. Each of the two rear legs 4 4 of table I has two parallel vertical rows of three holes 20 20. The holes 28-20 in each row are equidistantly spaced apart by a distance which is the same in each row and which is the sarne as the distance between the holes I9 I9.

From inspection of Fig. 2, it is apparent that the printer 3 has no keyboard and is therefore designed for receiving only. Since the printer 3 is for receiving only, no provision need be made for space to accommodate the legs of an operator and for this reason, table I is equipped with a door, or front panel, I5. Consequently, the receptacle 5 is located as near the front panel I5 of the table I as possible in order that the end member 8 of receptacle 5 will not stick out so far as to prevent table I from being placed fairly close to a wall. l

Receptacle 5 is held in this position by selectively aligning the middle vertical row of three holes I9 I9 in the side members I0 I0 with the outer, or right, row of three vertically disposed holes 20-20 in the two rear legs 4 4 of table I. Screws I8 I8 are then inserted through the aligned holes and, when tightened, they securely, but detachably, fasten receptacle 5 to legs 4 4. This permits the carton 6 to be firmly supported in an inconspicuous location and, at the same time, provides sufficient space for the long folds of the Superfold paper 'I to conveniently unfold when the paper 'I is pulled out of carton 6 and is fed into the printer 3 by the web feeding mechanism within the teletypewriter 3.

If table I did not have a front panel I5', then the receptacle 5 could be moved to the left about three quarters of an inch to permit the screws I8 I8 to be inserted into the inner, or left, Vertical row of holes 20-20 in legs 4 4. As the outer end of receptacle 5 would then stick out three quarters of an inch less than it did before, the table I could be moved that much closer to a wall.

Fig. 3 shows a sending-receiving teletypewriter 3 having a keyboard 2| for use by an operator. In order to provide space for the legs of the operator, the door I5' is omitted and the receptacle 5 is moved to the right so that the left vertical row of three holes I9 I9 in the side members III-I0 will be aligned with the outer vertical row of three holes 20-28 in the legs 4 4. Six screws Iii-I8 are then passed through these holes ISI-I9 into the holes 28-20 in legs 4 4 for detachably and rigidly securing the receptacle 5 to table I for' providing a stable support for the long carton 6 of Superfold paper I.

In Fig. 4 a sending-receiving teletypewriter 3 which was the middle horizontal row of three holes I9 I9 in Figs. 2 and 3, in each side member III-I0 is now aligned with the outer rows of holes 20-20 in the legs 4 4. Three pairs of screws I8 I8 are then pushed through holes I9 I9 into the holes 2(5 20 in the legs 4 4, to securely fasten receptacle 5 in place. This serves to support the carton 6 in a position which will allow the forms of sprocket feed paper 'I' to easily unfold when fed through the printer 3. This position of receptacle 5 provides ample leg? room for an operator and also allows the table I; to be placed near a wall. Since the back of the long member 9 of receptacle 5 is nished in a manner similar to that of panels I5 I 5, it blends in appearance with table I. i

The sprocket feed paper 'I" shown in Fig. 5 is contained in a taller carton 6 than carton-6" shown in Fig. 4, Due to the presence of the rec-'2 tier shelf I6, it is necessary to drop the recepi table I..

tacle down from the position shown in Fig. 4 so that the upper two holes I9 I9 in the middle vertical row in each of the side members- III-I0 are aligned with the lower two holes -20 in the outer row in legs 4 4. Although only two pairs of screws I8 I8 are now used to secure receptacle 5 tolegs 4 4, this is sufiicient. If

- desired, anadditional hole could be made in each of the two rear legs 4 4 to receive a third pair of screws I 8 I8. This position of receptacle 5,Y

although lower than any of its other positions, is still at a suflicient distance from the oor to permit easy cleaning of the floor. Since the spacing between adjacent holes in'vertical or horizontal directions in the sides of the recep' tacle is uniform, itwill be apparent that when the receptacle is disposed, as shownin Figs. 2 and3, with the long wall horizontal and the short wall vertical, it may be secured in a lower position than that in which it is secured in Figs. 2 and 3, corresponding to that shownin Fig. 5, such as for accommodating a deep carton of stationery. Y

The teletypewriter 3 shown in Fig. 6 is provided with a roll of paper I1-which is mounted under the cover of teletypewriter 3. The paper 'I1 travels over a roller 22 and is fed around the platen 23 by the feed rollers 24-24. This is similar to the structure shown in Fig. 6 of Patent 1,904,164 grantedApril 18, 1933, to S. Morton et al. The disclosure of this Morton et al. patent is incorporated herein by reference as a part of this specification. Under these conditions, it is not necessary for the receptacle 5 to support a carton of paper. prove appearances, the receptacle 5 is moved to the left until its long vertically disposed member 9 nearly abuts against the rear panel I5. The right vertical row of holes I9 I9 in each of the side members ID IU is aligned with the inner left row of holes 2(1 20 in the rear legs 4 4 of Screws I8 I8 pass through these aligned holes thereby supporting the receptacle 5 with its long member 9 held close to the `rear panel I5 of table I. Since member 9 reaches almost to the top 2 of table I, this position of member 9 causes it to resemble the back panel I5 of table I. As the finish on member 9 corresponds to that of panel I5, a casual glance at table I would not lead one to realize that the back of table I was actually a part of a paper receptacle. When in the position shown in Fig.

` 6, receptacle 5 can be used for storing additional rolls of paperIi if desired.

Fig. 7 shows the teletypewriter 3 mounted upon a table I for printing upon roll paper 'I2 which is located in a carton 61 supported by the receptacle 5. The position of the receptacle 5 in Fig. 'Tis the same as that shown in Fig. 4 described above and provides the operator with suicient leg-room while also providing room for the paper 'I2 to be fed out of its carton 61 without projecting the receptacle 5 too far beyond the rear panel I5.

The positions of receptacle 5 that have been shown and described illustrate the great adaptability of receptacle 5 and the ease with which it can be detachably mounted in first one position and then another to meet a wide variety of different conditions and requirements. This universal receptacle 5 can be placed in positions other than those shown in the drawings according to the requirements of a particular situation. Various modifications can also be made in the structure shown in the drawings without depart Consequently, in order to im-l ing from' the scope of the-invention which is te be limited only by the claims appended hereto. i

a distance equal to the distance between the rows, the holes in each row in said leg being vertically spaced from the holes in the adjacent row by a distance which is the same `as the spacing between the holes in said side member, means 2c for securing each side member to a side edge of theend member, a long bottom member, means for"`securing said bottom member to the bottom edges of the endiand `side members, and securing means for detachably securing-the receptacle to 1 the table in any one of a variety of positions, one

being with said long member vertically disposed outside the confines ofthe table and another being with said long member horizontally disposedpartially within the lconiines of the table,- said `securing means including a plurality of screws for passing through a selected plurality of `the holes in said one side member and into a selected plurality of the holes in said one table leg. Y

v2 In combination, a table having a plurality of legs and a top for supporting a printing machine for printing upon a supply of paper, a plurality of panels for enclosing the inside of the table for keeping out dust, means for mounting `said panels'on `said legs and underneath said top, onev of said panels being shorter than the others, a universal receptacle for supporting paper supplies of different sizes beneath the top ofthe table, said receptacle having an open front and comprising along bottom member and a short rear member and twoshort side members, and securing means for detachably and rigidly securing the receptacle beneath the top of the table in any one of a plurality of horizontal and vertical positions to accommodate the particular paperV supply used in a given instance with part of the receptacle projecting beyond the short r panel for allowing the paper to travel from the receptacle into the printing machine while being supported mainly within the relatively dust-free confines of the table panels, said securing means adapted to mount the receptacle with the long bottom member horizontally disposed and the short rear member vertically disposed and adapted to adjust the distance of the short rear member from the front of the table, said securing means also adapted to mount the receptacle with the long bottom member vertically disposed and the short rear member horizontally disposed as a bottom. ,V

3. A table having a top for supporting a printing machine, a receptacle having an open end and open top for supporting a supply of paper adapted to be fed into said printing machine, and securing means for detachably securing the receptacle to the table underneath the table top in a horizontal positionl with the open top uppermost, said securing means adapted to secure the receptacle to the table underneath the table top in a vertical position with the open end uppermost.

4. A table having a top for supporting a printing machine, a receptacle having an open top for supporting a supply of paper adapted to be fed into said printing machine, and securing means for detachably securing the receptacle to the table underneath the table top in any one of a plurality of horizontal positions, said securing means adapted to secure the receptacle tothe table underneath the table top in any one of a plurality of Vertical positions.

5. In combination, a table having a plurality of legs, a receptacle adapted to be detachab-ly secured to said table underneath the top of the table, said receptacle having a short end member, a long bottom member and two side members, at least one of said side members having a plurality of holes therein disposed in a. plurality of similar sets in either of two directions of substantially 90 degrees of divergence, the holes in each set in said side member being equidistantly spaced apart by a distance equal to the distance between the sets, at least one of said legs having a plurality of holes disposed in a set corresponding in arrangement and spacing of holes to the sets of holes in said side member, and securing means for detachably securing the receptacle to the table in any one of a variety of positions, one being with said long member vertically disposed outside the confines of the table and another being with said long member horizontally disposed partially within the confines of the table, said securing means including a plurality of screws for passing through a selected set of holes in said one side member and into the set of holes in said one table leg.

6. In combination, a table having a plurality of legs, a receptacle adapted to be detachably secured to said table underneath the top of the table, said receptacle having a short end member, a long bottom member and two side members, at least one of said side members having a plurality of holes therein disposed in a plurality of similar sets in either of two directions of substantially 90 degrees of divergence, the holes in each set Ain said side member being equidistantly spaced apart by a distance equal to the distance between the sets, at least one of said legs having a plurality of holes disposed in a plurality of sets, each setcorresponding in arrangement and spacing of holes to the sets of holes in said side member, and `securing means for detachably securing the receptacle to the table in any one of a variety of positions, one being with said long member vertically disposed outside the confines of theV table and another being with said long member horizontally disposed partially withinl the confines of the table, said securing means including a plurality of screws for passing through a selected set of the holes in said one side member and into a selected set of the holes in said one table leg.

7. In combination, a, table having a plurality of legs, a receptacle adapted to be detachably secured to said table underneath the top of the table, said receptacle having a short end member, along bottom member and two side members, at least one of said side members having a plurality of holes therein disposed in a plurality of similar sets in either of two directions of substantially degrees of divergence, the holes in each set in said side members being equidistantly spaced apart by a distance equal to the distance between corresponding holes of adjacent sets, at least one of said legs having a plurality of holes disposed in a plurality of sets, each set corresponding in arrangement and spacing of holes to the sets of holes in said side member, and securing means for detachably securing the receptacle to the table in any one of a variety of positions, one being with said long member vertically disposed at the rear of the table and another being with said long member horizontally disposed with at least a portion thereof within the confines of the table, said securing means including a plurality of screws for passing through a selected set of holes in said one side member and into a selected set of holes in said one table leg.

EDWARD M. SMITH.

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US4707156 *Sep 30, 1985Nov 17, 1987Microcomputer Accessories Inc.Printer stand and paper refolding apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification312/208.2, 400/613.2
International ClassificationA47B21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B21/00
European ClassificationA47B21/00