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Publication numberUS2443783 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 22, 1948
Filing dateMar 9, 1946
Priority dateMar 9, 1946
Publication numberUS 2443783 A, US 2443783A, US-A-2443783, US2443783 A, US2443783A
InventorsAlbert Levy, Bogin Samuel R
Original AssigneeAlbert Levy, Bogin Samuel R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Printing type holder with combined cover and platen
US 2443783 A
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' June 22, 1948. s. R. BOGIN, ETAL PRINTING TYPE HOLDER WITH COMBINED COVER AND PLATEN 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 9, 1946 SAMUEL -FL Boem [EWING- Roms-run Amara Law by WW June 22, 1 948. I s. R. BOGIN ETAL PRINTING TYPE HOLDER WITH COM INED COVER AND PLATE'N 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 9, 1946 7 INVENTORS' I Boom AmmLEvY Patented June 22, 194% usirso stars rarsur QFFICE PRINTING TYPE HOLDER WITH COMBINED COVER AND PLATEN Samuel R. Begin, Irving Rothstein, and Albert Levy, Brooklyn, N. Y.

This invention relates to printing kits and in particular to one that may be used by a child or an adult to hand set type and print therefrom.

A particular object of the invention is to provide a printing kit in which types may be not only stored but may be set up for printing use in a set up tray and properly aligned, use being made of an impression pad which forms a part of the cover of the device for printing the type characters clearly on paper or cards placed on top of the type.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a compact printing kit in which the printing ink and a distributing roller may be ineorporated along with a mallet which is employed for the purpose of striking the cover at difi'erent places to get a clear type printing impression.

Further objects of the invention are, the pro" vision of means. for varying the density of the type impression so that the top line of the printing composition may be printed heavier than the rest of the composition, adjusting means being employed which may be varied to bring about the foregoing condition or to cause the entire type composition to be evenly printed; to pro vide a cover for the box, in which the kit is housed, that will serve the purpose of an impression element and which may be suitably marked in zones to indicate where the force of the mallet may be applied to produce lines of printing of difierent density; the types being of special formation so that they can be frictionally seated in the grooves of a set-up tray to be perfectly aligned and prevented from having any turning movement that would cause an uneven line of printing.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference Will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a ma terial part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a View in perspective of a printing kit constructed in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 2 is a View of the kit similar to Fig. l.

with the cover removed to disclose the contents- Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1 showing the arrangement of the parts of the kit.

Fig. 5 is a view somewhat similar to Fig. 4 showing the printing action when the cover is struck by the mallet, indicated in outline.

Fig. 6 is a view in perspective of a single type element.

Fig. 7 is an enlarged fragmentary section taken through the type set up tray and the corner of the box to illustrate the arrangement of the type in the tray.

Fig. 8 is a view in perspective similar to Fig. 1 showing striking areas laid out on the upper surface of the cover.

Fig, 9 is a fragmentary section in elevation of one end of the printing kit'showing the use of an ink spreading roller of novel character.

Fig. 10 is a View in perspective, a part thereof being broken away and showing means for adjusting an end of the cover to vary the force of the printing impression.

Referring to the drawings in detail, H) indicates. an oblong box having the sides. I I, end portion I2 and a bottom Hi, the box being closed by a cover M which is composed of two adjoining Member Ma being substantially equal in depth to the depth of the longitudinal slot l6 engages within the said slot, thus forming an easily assembled and disassembled cover unit. These types 18 are formed of substantially T-shapedf bodies to the block portion IQ of each of which is secured the relief printing character I T and the tongue 21! of which constitutes a finger piece so that each of the types may be used manually and individually to impress the characters on a paper, as in producing curved lines of printing for titles and other ornamentation. The tongues 26 of the type are arranged to fit frictionally into a set up tray 2| which fits closely between the sides II of the box in one end thereof. In

the other end of the box, a partition 22 is em-:

ployed to provide av roller pocket 23 and adjacent the partition 22, the bottom of the bOX Carries a type supply tray 24 in which a suflicient quantity of the type. are held to meet the printing requirements. The supply tray 24 is not as wide as the set up tray 2| and thus leaves at one side thereof a space in which may be placed an ink supply bottle 25.

A space between the set-up tray 2| and the type supply tray 24 is provided for the purpose of holding a mallet 26, the hammer head of which may be covered with a rubber cap 21 so that no damage is done to the cover or noise made, when the latter is struck by the hammer in the printing operation.

For convenience of manufacture, both the setup tray and the storage or supply tray may be made from block material slotted transversely to provide the spaced grooves 28 which correspond with lines of printing and in which the type are frictionally held by engagement of the slides of the type tongues 20 with the side walls of the grooves 28, The depth of the latter is greater than the depending length of the tongues 20 so that the type will rest firmly on top of the block and be accurately squared and aligned. The tongues thus perform the functions of holding the type in place, preventing them from skewing and getting out of alignment and also provide finger pieces for the use of the type as indi vidual stamps. The slots 28 are closed by reinforcing side pieces 29 secured to the side edges of the blocks that go to make up the trays 2i and 24, to prevent the type from sliding out the ends of the grooves, it being noted that the length of the grooves is such that the type will set evenly therein and have no free play laterally that would cause them to become unevenly spaced.

The part N of the cover I4 rests on the type and the part I at opposite end is supported by an ink distributing roller 3|, the diameter of which is substantially the same as the height of the set-up tray 2| with its type so that the cover is held level and the pad IE will make even contact with the paper throughout its area.

It is desirable that means be employed for varying the impression force of the paper against .the type so that various parts of the type set up may be printed more heavily than others and to this end we provide as shown in Fig. 8, striking areas I, -2 and 3 delineated by the lines 30 on the cover 54 of the box so that when the person using the outfit wishes for instance, to print the top line of the set up heavier than the rest of the composition, he will apply the hammer blow in the area marked I with greater force and more often than .to the other areas. Application of force to area 2 provides an even impression, as this area is substantially at the center of the type set up tray and in instances where it is desired to have the bottom line stand out, the area 3 is struck.

Another method of carrying out this idea is illustrated in the Figs. 9 and in the former of which, the roller of the style indicated as at 3| in Fig. 4, is eccentrically mounted as at v32 in the forked end of the handle or holder 33, the end .of the roller as well as the end of the handle bear indicating marks 34, and when it is desired to tilt the cover at an angle so that it will engage the upper or lower rows of type to accent printing thereof as desired, the eccentric roller is adjusted to cause the holder to raise or lower the cover I4 as indicated in outline in Fig. 9. If desired the under side of the cover may carry an antismear strip 38 for contact with .the ink roller.

In Fig. 10 the cover l4 may carry a bracket 35 in which there is eccentrically mounted a disc 35 for engagement with the bottom 13 of the box,

which disc 36 may be adjusted in accordance with the indicating markings 31 thereon to adjust the cover I4 as desired.

In the operation of the novel printing kit, the cover is first removed from the box and then the type to be used are selected from the supply tray and arranged in the set-up tray to make up the printing composition. The ink is then applied to the pad 15 in the usual Way and is spread and picked up by the roller in even distribution thereover. The roller then applies a thin layer of ink over the face of the type by being rolled thereon. After the types have been inked the sheet of paper P to be printed is then laid face down on the inked type. Then the part M of the cover is replaced on the box so that the rubber pad l6 lies directly on the back of the paper sheet or card to be printed. Using the rubber capped hammer, tapping blows are given the part [4 directly over the area or areas being printed. When the part M is removed the printed paper sheet may be replaced by a new sheet and the process thus repeated.

It is evident therefore that we have provided a novel printing kit that may be used by children and adults in which the parts are so arranged that they may be used in a set-up tray or individually as desired.

While we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of our invention, it is to be understood that we do not limit ourselves to the precise constructions herein dis-closed and the right is reserved to allchanges and modifications coming within the scope of .the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A printing kit comprising, in combination, an oblong box, a type set-up tray in one end of the box slotted transversely to hold rows of type in alignment, a cover having finger hole openings, arranged to fit for free vertical movement within the walls of the box, type in said set-up tray, the type and .the tray constituting a support for a sheet of paper the face of which is to be printed upon, a rubber impression pad on the underside of the cover adjacent one end thereof for contact with the back of the paper, and a mallet for striking the cover at the end carrying said impression pad for causing a forcible printing contact of the paper with said type.

2. In a printing kit, in combination, a box, a type set-up tray in one end of the receptacle,

type presenting base and tongue portions, said type being removably positioned in said tray andarranged .to support paper to be printed upon, a cover loosely fitted into the top of the box and arranged to rest on the paper at one end, an ink roller in the opposite end of the box from the set-up tray, said roller being adapted to support the other end of the cover so that the cover is level and rests horizontally on the paper.

3. In a printing kit, in combination, a box, a

type set-up tray in one end of the receptacle,

type presenting base and tongue portions, said type being removably positioned in said tray and arranged to support paper to be printed upon, a cover loosely fitted into the top of the box and arranged to rest on the paper at one end, an ink roller in the opposite end of the box from the set-up tray, said roller being adapted to support the other end of the cover so that the cover is level and rests horizontally on the paper, and a impression of the type on the paper when the cover is forcibly moved inwardly.

4. In a printing kit, in combination, a box, spaced type set-up and supply trays, the set-up tray being in one end of the box, a Wall spaced from the other end of the box to define a lateral roller pocket, type removably held in said set-up tray and arranged to support the paper to be printed upon, a cover loosely fitted into the top of the box and resting at one end on said paper, an ink roller in said pocket having a diameter equal to the height of said set-up tray and type and constitutin a support for the other end of the cover so that the latter is level and rests horizontally 0n the paper, a resilient pad on the underside of said cover in contact with the paper and a mallet contained in the box in the space between the set-up and supply trays for striking the cover to cause printing impression of the paper and type.

5. In a printing kit, in combination, a box, spaced type set-up and supply trays, the set-up tray being in one end of the box, a wall spaced from the other end of the box to define a lateral roller pocket type removably held in said set-up tray and arranged to support the paper to be printed upon, a cover loosely fitted into the top of the box and resting at one end on said paper, an ink roller in said pocket having a diameter equal to the height of said set-up tray and type and constituting a support for the other end of the cover so that the latter is level and rests horizontally on the paper, said roller being mounted for eccentric adjustment to change the height of the cover at one end to vary the density of the printing impression when the cover is forced inwardly in printing operation.

6. In a printing kit, in combination, a box, spaced type set-up and. supply trays, the set-up tray being on one end of the box, a wall spaced from the other end of the box to define a lateral roller pocket, type removably held in said setup tray and arranged to support the paper to be printed upon, a cover loosely fitted into the top of the box and resting at one end on said paper, an ink roller in said pocket having a diameter equal to the height of said set-up tray and type and constituting a support for the other end of the cover so that the latter is level and rests horizontally on the paper, said roller being mounted for eccentric adjustment to change the height of the cover at one end to vary the density of the printing impression when the cover is forced inwardly in printing operation, and marks on said roller for indicating the degree of said roller adjustment.

7. In a printing kit, in combination, a box, spaced type set-up and supply trays, the set-up tray being in one end of the box, a wall spaced from the other end of the box to define a lateral roller pocket, type removably held in said set-up tray and arranged to support the paper to be 6 centric adjustment to vary the height of the cover, and marks on the disc for indicating the amount of adjustment to selectively control the force of the printing impression made by the cover when the latter is forced inwardly,

8. In a printing kit, in combination, a box, spaced type set-up and supply trays, the set-up tray being in .one'end of the box, a wall spaced from the other end of the box to define a lateral roller pocket, type removably held in said setup tray and arranged to support the paper to be printed upon, a cover loosely fitted into the top of the box and resting at one end on said paper, an ink roller in said pocket having a diameter equal to the height of said set-up tray and type and constituting a support for the other end of the cover so that the latter is level and rests horizontally on the paper, a resilient pad on the underside of said cover in contact with the paper, and areas delineated on the outside of said cover and aligned with the impression pad for indicating different places Where the cover may be struck to vary the force of the printing impression.

9. In a printing kit, in combination, a box, a type set-up tray in one end of the receptacle, type presenting base and tongue portions, said type being removably positioned in said tray and arranged to support paper to be printed upon, a cover loosely fitted into the top of the box and arranged to rest on the paper at one end, an ink roller in the opposite end of the box from the setup tray, said roller being adapted to support the other end of the cover so that the cover is level and rests horizontally on the paper, and the tongue portion of each type constituting a finger piece whereby the type can be used manually as a stamp.

10, In a printing kit, in combination, a box, spaced type set-up and supply trays, the set-up tray being in one end of the box, a wall spaced from the other end of the box to define a lateral roller pocket, type removably held in said set-up tray and arranged to support the paper to be printed upon, a cover loosely fitted into the top of the box and resting at one end on said paper, an ink roller in said pocket having a diameter equal to the height of said set-up tray and type and constituting a support for the other end of the cover so that the latter is level and rests horizontally on the paper, said roller being mounted for eccentric adjustment to change the height of the cover at one end to vary the density of the printing impression when the cover is forced inwardly in printing operation, and an anti-smear strip on the underside of the cover for contact with the roller.

SAMUEL R. BOGIN. IRVING ROTHSTECEN. ALBERT LEVY.

AEFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 148,856 Smith Mar. 24, 1874 1,759,016 Melind May 20, 1930

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Classifications
U.S. Classification101/327, 101/391, 101/297
International ClassificationB41B1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB41B1/00
European ClassificationB41B1/00