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March 24, 1953 c. K. RAINEY 2,632,549
PAPER INSERTION GUIDE MECHANISM FOR ACCOUNTING MACHINES AND THE LIKE Original Filed Nov. 16, 1945 2 SHEETS-SHEET 1 K.. RAINEY 2,632,549 PAPER INSERTION GUIDE MECHANISM FOR ACCOUNTING MACHINES AND THE LIKE Original Filed Nov. 16, 1945 2 SHEETS-SHEET g March 24, 1953 R I. 0 N by WNRN MN m ww\ m m ow MN M N\ \l \N W N C C a CLIFTON KING RA/NE V1 er I ATTORNEY v Patented Mar. 24, 1953 PAPER INSERIEION GUIDE MECI IANISMv FOR ACQOUN'EING MACHINES AND THE LIKE Clifton King Rainer Knoxville, Tenn, assignor to Rainey' Accounting Machine Company, Inc.,. Knoxville; Tenn, acorporation of Tennessee:
Originalapnlioation November '16,. 1945, Serial No.
629,184, now Patent No. 2,492,887, dated December 27, 1949;, Divided and this application- June 24; 1949,, Serial No. 101,116
f' This invention relates o typing, printingand computing machines and more particularly" to improved paper feeders therefor; aithough it may he'employed with equal advantagefor other pur'- poses; This application is a divisionof my ap plication- Serial No; 62%),184', filed" Novemher 1 6, 1945; now Patent No: 2492-387; dated December 2721949;
It contemplates more especially the provision ofa' simplified, improved, and more efiective'front paper feed carriage for machines of the character mentioned and moreparticularly to improved paper indexing and feeding instrumentalities for combined typewritin'g' and accounting machines of simplified construction and improved operation. 7
:F'ront' feed carriages f ortyping, computing and accounting machines are: common, but these are intricata involve many parts, and for practical and commercial reasons are applicable for the most part to ela'horate accounting and similar devices. In: machines involving plural sheets for recording impressions and computations of mechanical devices, the" front feed carriage is very suitable and" usually deemedhestirom ati'm'e and labor saving. standpoint, intricacy, maintenance andexpense being. secondary to the results. sought. With the teachingsoi'the present. invention plural independent. sheets are capable of front feed response. without involving substantially more than the standardhack-feedidevices.from a structural and production: cost, standpoint. This. is rendered possible withian exceedingly simple, and
extraordinarily eiiecti've paperv feeding and inof, the character mentioned Aiurther obi ectis: top-rovide an improvedroller imitation: paper feed for machinesofthe character mentioned.
Atstill further'obiect isito provide an improved multiple.- control guide and indexing mechanism for paper feeds to varv the funetionsof themaehine to which it, is applied without entailing much time: and lahon.
Still a further object is toprovide improved paper marginall indexing and functioning; means coni-unetion with a multiple control Stop: barfor carriage positioning relative'theretoin relation to: the useof different paper form sheeta Other objects and advantages'wili appear from the? following description of an illustrated embodiment of the present invention.
In the drawingst Figure 1 is a fragmentary front viewin; elevation of a front feed carriage for typing and accounting machines embodying features of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional viewin elevation taken substantiallyalongbroken line I l-II of Figure'fi with parts of the multiple stop barbroken away to clarify the showing.
Figure 3- is a fragmentary enlargedzsectional view in elevation of the multiple stop bar taken substantially along line IH-IIL of- Figural Figure 4 is, adetail sectional side View in elevation of a: sectional stop plate utilized in com junction with the stop bar shown Figures 2 and 3.
Figure; 5 a" fragmentary side view in elevation of the carriage and its associated: elements iliustrated Figure Figure. 6: is a; tragmentary sectional view in elevation; of the stop indexing; sight-J takensub-- 7 stantiallyalong line of: Figure Figure" 7- is al fragmentarydeta-il side view in elevation of the. indexing; sight. stopshown: in
. Figure 6;.
Fig-me; 8,: is a: detail: plan view: Oil the? indexing sight stop:showninal liguresl.
Figure 9 is; a; fragmentary side view in elevar tion ofa-i front! feed iname lever showing the lower end portion-thereof.
Figure 10 is; a sectional view in elevation of the multiple stop control indexing collar taken subi stantial-ly along line X.-X.o Figure- 2.
The; structure selected for illustration is not intended to serve as. a limitation upon the scope or. teachings oil the invention,.but is-merely illustrative thereof; There may be considerable variations andadaptations of'all or part of'the" teachings depending upon the. dictates of commercial practice. Thepresent embodiment comprises inties which are. required tosecuras feed, andiprint 3 mentalities have been designed, assembled and integrated irrespective of the particular term or terms that may be utilized to identify the machine or mechanism for illustrative purposes. In the present embodiment, plural sheets such as a ledger sheet I2 and a journal sheet it (Figure are supported and guided on inclined chute plates I4 and l5, respectively, which extend between the carriage side plates |8| and converge downwardly toward a platen I5 having the usual rubber friction tubular sleeve l5 thereon. The platen |5 is supported by an axial rod H which is journaled in the carriage side plates |8| I. Platen knobs 58-45 are fixed to the extremities of the rod ll (Figure 1) to afford manual rotation of the platen 5.
The plural sheet front feeding mechanism cooperates with the platen l5 which has constant frictional contact with a series of lower rubber covered feed rolls 20 mounted in spaced relation on a rod 2| which is journaled in the extremities 22 of levers 23 (Figure 5). The levers 23 are pivoted at their other extremities 24 to screw pins 25 anchored in the carriage side plates |8| l. A coil sprin 25 is anchored at one end as at 2i to each of the levers 23 while the other ends thereof are anchored at 28 to the carriage side plates ||l-|| to normally urge the feed rolls 2| upwardly in a clockwise direction (viewed from Figure 5) against the rubber platen surface it so that the plural sheets |2|3 which may consist of any number of different forms, will be frictionally engaged therebetween. For instance, a statement form will usually overlay the ledger sheet l2 with a carbon sheet therebetween, and similarly other sheets may be superposed therewith and also with the journal sheet l3. For that matter, additional chute plates may be arranged on either or both sides of the chute plates |4-i 5 should commercial practice so dictate.
The lower chute plate l4 extends to and around the lower feed roll rod 2|. To this end the chute plate l5 terminates in spaced curved rod engaging end loops 29 (Figure 1) which are interposed between the spaced lower feed rolls 20 to alternate therewith so that the ledger, journal, and any other sheets superposed thereon will be guided between the platen surface It and the surfaces of the lower feed rollers 28 (Figure 5).
'The chute plate l4 has upwardly curved extensions 38 (Figure 5), which alternate with the rod engaging end loops 28, and these conform in curvature with the platen surface It to guide the ledger sheets l2 around the platen is and upwardly as will appear more fully hereinafter. The upper chute plate l5 terminates at the lower edge line of the carriage side plates |G|| (Figure 5) to direct the journal sheet |3 and any other sheets superposed therewith between the surface of the platen l6 and feed rollers 28 with the ledger sheet I2 and its associated sheets below the journal sheet l3 and any sheets associated therewith, all of these passing between the platen I6 and feed rollers 28 which are in frictional contact therewith.
The plural sheets |2--|3 are progressively fed by the platen I6 which is manually rotated by the platen rod having knobs |8-|9 thereon for that purpose. The platen mechanism 5'-| 6--| 1 not only cooperates with the lower feed rolls 28 which binds all the plural sheets |2|3 therebetween, but also cooperates with a front feed frame 3| consisting, in this instance, of confronting platen rod hub plates 32 (Figure 9) which are eccentrically bored as at 33 for journaled connection with the platen rod IT. The front feed frame plates 3| have angularly offset levers 34 extending therefrom to project upwardly. The front feed frame levers 34 are maintained in rigid spaced relation by a cross-bar 35 (Figures 1 and 6) having axially extending threaded mounting screws 36 for connection with the upward extremitie of the levers 34. A transparent visor and guide plate 31 of plastic or other suitable material extends between the levers 34 for attachment thereto and within a linear groove 38 extending along the top cross-bar 35 by means of suitable fasteners such as the machine screws 39 (Figure l) The top cross-bar 35 also serves as a manual grasping element to displace the front feed frame 3| about the platen rod H to open and close the front feed frame as will appear more fully hereinafter. The open and closed positions of the front feed frame 3| are indexed by means of spaced notches 4|l4|, in this instance two, on the peripheral edge of the front feed frame mounting hub plates 32 (Figure 9) comprising, in thi instance, an integral part of the levers 3|. The notches 484| on each of the hub plates 32 cooperate with a pawl 42 pivoted to each of the spring anchor screws 38 carried by the carriage side plates |9| I. A coil spring 43 is connected to the pawl 38 as at 44 while its other end is anchored as at 45 to the carriage side plates (Figure 5) to normally urge the pawls 42 into engagement with the notches 48 or 4| to maintain the front feed frame 3| in its closed or open position.
The front feed frame hub plates 32 each have a camming edge 46 of increasing radius in a clockwise direction (viewed from Figure 9) to cooperate with the lower feed roll rod or shaft 2| so that the feed rolls 28 will be displaced from contact with the platen surface It when the front feed frame 3| has been displaced in a counterclockwise direction (viewed from Figure 5) to assume its open or disengaged relation with the platen surface H5 or the plural sheets |2|3 disposed between rollers |628. This is effected against the urge of the spring 23 (Figure 5) and this open position is maintained by the pawl 42 which meshes with the hub plate notches 4|l-4| (Figure 9). The plural sheets |2|3 may be manually displaced along the chute plates |4-|5 when the front feed frame 3| is in its inoperativeopen position in that the lower feed rolls 28 which normally hold the plural sheets against the platen l5, are removed therefrom and permit free displacement of the plural sheets |2|3 without rotating or turning the platen l5.
In the closed position of the front feed frame 3| when it is in its extreme clockwise position (viewed from Figure 5), the pawls 42 register with the notch 4| on each of the hub plates 32 and the lower feed roller rod 2| recedes along the cam edges 46 to permit the springs 26 to raise the lower feed rolls 28 to either contact the platen surface |6 or the plural form sheets |2|3 therebetween. In this position, front feed ledger sheet rolls 46' mounted on a rod 4! carried between the front feed frame levers 34 to project through the visor cut-outs 48 (Figure l), operatively engage feed rollers 49 either directly or through the upturned ledger sheet 3.
As shown, the feed rollers 48-50 are in linear alignment for mounting on shafts 5|52 which have reduced extremities for registry with apertures 53 provided in the substantially T-shaped end bracket plates 54 attached as at 55-56 by urge of gravity" in normally displacing the feed roll bails 51 in a counterclockwise direction (viewed from Figure to maintain frictional contact between the-rolls Stand the platen sur face I 6 or with the journal and its associated sheets l3 turned backwardly' around the platen t5" and beneath the rolls 50- (Figure 5).
Therolls 49 are normally-in frictional contact, and establish friction drivingflcontact with the front feedframe upper rollers 46' when-the frame levers 3| are displaced to and retained in their extreme clockwise direction (Figurefi) with the lower rollers 56) in frictional contact with the platen surface it or thes'hee't l3 disposed there-- between. -It is to be noted that'the plural'sheets l2''l3' will be held and displaced between the rolls 4-6 -'49and Iii-5t which are all rotated in unison w-ith the lowerfeed rolls 2-?) responsive to the spacing or manual rotation of the platen l5. It will thus be apparent that the mere shifting of the front feed frame 3| to its extreme clockwise'position (viewed from Figure 5) will bring all the feed'rolls into operative frictional contact to feed the plural sheets I2|3 from their chutes t d -4'5 around the platen surface I6, and between the rollers ie-49 and lt -tfl. This is accomplished with extreme simplicity of structure and operation;
One or more finevisible spaced parallel hairlines 64'; in this instance defining four horizontal spaces-65, are etched in the plastic or other transparent visor 31 (Figure l) to provide for the different sheet indexing preparatory to posting and insure the proper alignment of the plural sheets l2l3'in the carriage frame (i 9I l') For illustrative purposes, the horizontal spaces 65 inscribed upon a paper sheet 65 attached by fasteners 39 to the visor 3! near the top cross-bar enable the operator to set the forms l2-l 3 in the proper position for the applicable posting column; To-this end,a pair of guides 61-458 having later-allyextending tubular shanks EQ IU, respectively, are slidably mounted onthe rod 35 for adjustable connection therewith by means of threaded studs 1 I--'i'2 which extend through the shankst'il lfl to engage the rod 35.- The tubular shanks- 6910 and the guide plates i5168 are split as at 13-45 to receive the top portion of the visor" 31- and the replaceable indexing sheet 65 therebetween. The guide plates 6-l68 each have a short upper lip i5 and a longer lower lip 'lfi 'which extend along both sides of the longitudinal' visor 3? and sheet 66 receiving slits 1-3-14 therein. This enables the guide plates or stops 61-68 to be positioned in alignment with the markings on the indexing sheet 66 for the various posting operations for which-the sheet 66 is calibrated or designated.
When the feed frame is in its closed position, the plural form sheets l2-I'3 will be held by the feed roll-s l-62i, 46-t9, and 5c-l6 both below and above the platen l5. In this closed operati-ve' position of the front'feed frame 3|, the visor or window 31 willmove upward out-of the path of the pivotal typewriter print bars 18 and the vertical reciprocal postingbars 19, the former being manual key-operated and the latter actuated by the motor bar (not shownt. The: form sheets seesaw a -13* are inserted after guide plates ors'top's til-68 areset to conform with the marginal marking lines 1-1-18 provided in each horizontal sheet-identifying space 65 (Figure 1). This atfords the rapid changeover in posting operations for accounts receivable, accounts payable, sales distribution; pay roll and other accounting ma-' chine posting operationsas commercial practice may-dictate. l a
In orderto expeditiously control the; operating characteristics and function ot the instrumen talities comprising any particular combination of elements, a: multiple" control bar (Figure 2); is provided on the carriage between the plates E D-=4 L In the present embodiment, the-:controla bar 88 is threaded as at 8| throughout the length: thereof to provide, in thisinstance; twenty threads to the inch; A longitudinal groove 82 extends for substantially the: length of the con-- trol bar 80' to cooperate witlr the set screws 83 that project radially through th'ecenter of the sides 84, in this instance four, of a polygonal shoulder 85, in this instance square, comprising part oi the carriage" stops 86. The carriage stop 85 have aseries of differently spaced and varying numbers of control stop lugs 81 extending. fromeach of the four edges thereof to comprise part of a sectional plate 88 (Figure 4)'.-
The sectional plates 88 consist in this instance,- of symmetrical lei-sections which are fittedto the polygonalshoulder 85 by means of machine screws 89. In consequence thereof, the control stops 8'!- will project from beyond the surface; edges of the'shoulders 85 to present control'stopobstructions along allside's of the polygonal shoulders 85. The control stop's81 on" eachshoulder 85, are in the path of a frame mounted stop (not shown) to provide columnstops dependent upon the rotary position of control bar 80 thatmay be indexed to assume one of four positions to perform different operations for a corresponding number of different sheets that may be inserted for displacement over the platen l5" for the desired posting operations. The rotary and longitudinal position of the control stops 86'0n the control bar 80 is effectedthrough the threaded engagement-of the polygonal shoulders 85 there-- a ong.
To this end, the polygonal shoulders 85 are provided with axial boresQB which arethreaded to correspond with the threads 81 on the control bar 81] so that each full rotation of the; stop 85 thereon will efiect their linear displacement of one-twentieth of an inch. correspondingly, a quarter turn of the polygonal shoulder stops 85 will bring the-next succeeding setscrew 83 thereon in registry with the longitudinal groove 82. This quarter turn linearly displaces the shoulders $5 with their stops 86 one-eightieth of an inch; With this arrangement, avery fine and accurate adjustment can be effected to place the stops in their desired exact and precise positionwith the bi-sections 88 attached to the polygonal shoulders 85 in any one of four difierent' positions with the machine screws 89 engaging correspondingly threaded apertures 91 extending laterally within the shoulders 85;
The control bar 80 is provided with a peripheral shoulder 92 proximateto one extremity" 93 thereof for journalled support in a bearing 94 attached to? the side plate I0 bymeans ofa plurality of machine screws 95. The peripheral shoulder 92 abutsagainst the bearing 9'4 torotativelysupport the control bar 813 at theextremity 932 The other frame; plate ll? provided with aconfronting bearing' 96 attached thereto by means of a plu rality of fastener machine screws 91 for journal support of control bar 80 proximate to the other extremity thereof which receives a knurled hand manipulating knob 98 thereon for rotation therewith. The knob 98 has a peripheral reduced shoulder 99 adjacent to the exterior of the frame plate II to provide circumferentially spaced Iongitudinal grooves I00, in this instance four, equidistantly spaced to serve as an indexin means for the control bar 80. To this end, the knob 98 rotates with the control bar 80 in both directions when an indexing pin IOI is removed from the path of grooves I60 with which the pin IliI may selectively register; The pin IOI is fixed to a vertically extending plate I62 (Figures 2 and 5) that is provided with a longitudinal slot I63 having guide screws I04-I05 threadedly anchored in the frame plate I I (Figure 2) to serve as a vertical displacing guide for the plate I02 within the limits of the slots I03. 7
The guide pin I04 has an extension I66 thereon to. receive one end of a compression spring I? while the other end thereof is anchored to a pin I08 fixed to the upper end of the plate I02. As a result, the spring I01 will normally exert a downward pull on plate I02 to maintain the indexing pin IOI against the shoulder 99 of knob 98 for registry with one of the four longitudinal grooves I00 provided therein. This indexes the control bar 80 to a quarter of a turn as the indexing pin IOI is placed in registry with each successive groove I00. The position of the control bar 88 can be designated by numbers or other indicia I89 provided on the exterior end surface H0 of the knob 98 (Figure 5). These particular stop lugs 81 or their predetermined combinationof lugs 81 may be placed for projection from particular sides of the stop shoulder 85 to column space the frame plates Ill-II with their chutes I4I5 and supporting the carriage for each type of operation corresponding with the descriptive index 66, column indicator lines 11-18 and sheet guides 6'I68 set therewith for each posting operation imprinted on the sheet 66 viewable from the front.
As a result, the marginal stop marks 'I'I'I8 shown for each operation and the sheet margin guides 6768 are adjusted thereto along the rod 35 to enable the sheets I2I3 to be placed in the proper position between the frame plates I0I I and within the chutes I4l5 for displacement around the platen I5. It will be apparent, therefore, that the present calibrated marginal stop marks IL-I8 for each of the operations imprinted on the indexing sheet 66 which is also indexed by numbers which will correspond with the numbers or indicia I06 inscribed on the control bar 80 will facilitate posting operations for any one of four or more accouting functions for which the machine is set or intended. The column stops are rendered effective by a marginal or column control key comprising a part of the keyboard so that the carriage can be laterally shifted either manually or automatically responsive to the operation of the instrumentalities which are set in motion for each cycle by a standard electric motor (not shown) designed for that purpose.
In order to cushion the stop of the carriage for each column position, a comparatively heavy spring III envelops the control bar 80 (Figure 2) between the bearing 96 and the first stop 86 to yieldingly stop the carriage at each successive column. To this end, the control bar 80 is rotatlvely journalled within and longitudinally displaceable in the bearing 96 within the limits permitted by the spring I I I. With this arrangement, the control'bar can be fitted with the necessary stops 86 which are precisely set thereon to control the operating characteristics of the machine.
In short, the multiple control bar 80 permits the operator to quickly change the instrumentalities for posting and printing on different forms and to automatically control the functions in printing and posting on particular sets of plural form sheets I2I3 which are chute guided to the front feed frame 3|. Consequently, the instrumentalities are rendered very flexible for enabling the efiicient use thereof for accounts receivable ledger, statements and journal posting; for accounts payable ledger, remittance advice and journal; general ledger accounts and payroll; and employees ledger, checks and journals. The actuation of the spacer mechanism is well known on accounting and typewriter machines so that further explanation thereof would serve no useful purpose insofar as the present invention concerns itself with an improved front feed frame and a multiple control bar for facilitating the posting and printing on the plural form sheets I2-I3 in connection with the front feed mechanism.
While the instrumentality operating mechanism forms no part of the present invention, there is shown for illustrative purposes standard carriage operating elements such as a carriage release lever I I2 (Figure 5). The carriage release lever H2 is pivoted as at II3 to the carriage side plate I I to present a rack bar II4 having a linear series of rack teeth I I5 to mesh with a pinion I I6. The pinion I I6 is fixed to the extremity of a stud shaft II'I journaled in the upstanding shoulder H8 of a carriage rail 8 to rotatively support an escapement wheel H6 and a ratchet wheel I20. The escapement wheel I I9 cooperates with spacing dogs I2I-I22 which are connected together by a pin I23. A shank I24 extends downwardly for support on a pivot I25 to oscillate the spaced dogs I2II22 so that one and then the other engages the escapement wheel H9. A spring I26 which extends downwardly from the carriage frame 3, is connected to an arm I21 offset from and fixed to the shank I24 to normally retain dog I2I in engagement with escapement wheel II9.
While the stop lugs 81 are for illustrative purposes shown to be of uniform length and number on each control stop 85, these may be provided with one or more lugs 81 of varying lengths, shapes and with different contact surfaces to depress control and tabulating levers I28, I29 and I30 to cause the instrumentalities to add or subtract, print a date, tabulate to some other column, shift the instrumentalities from adding or subtracting to typing and vice-versa, non-add or non-print or to numerous other functions, both manual and automatic. The multiple control bar 80 permits the operator to quickly change the instrumentalities for posting and printing on dif-- ferent forms and to automatically control the functions in printing and posting that particular set of plural form sheets I2I3 which are chute guided to the front feed frame 3 I. Consequently, the instrumentalities are rendered very flexible for enabling the efficient use thereof for accounts receivable ledger, remittance advice and journal; eneral ledger accounts and payroll; and employees ledger, checks and journal.
The tabulating levers I28, I29 and I30 are manually operated through pivotal right angular crank arms l3! which have rods I32 pivoted thereto as at I33 to provide for their actuation through the proper control buttons or keys on the keyboard of the machine (not shown). Consequently, means are provided for tying together or correlating the functions of the front feed paper guide stops 6i-'68 and the indicators l'i-"i8 with the control bar 80 in such a manner as to make possible the use of a common horizontal tab or stop position for controlling the printing position of particular columns on different forms, even though the columns run the same distance from either the right or the left edge of one form as on any other form whereon different posting operations are to be imprinted. This arrangement enhances the flexibility of the machine operations Without entailing any appreciable time for change-over from one type of posting to another, depending upon the particular operations that are required in maintaining a complete machine-posted set of books or accountin records.
While I have illustrated and described a preferred embodiment of this invention, it must be understood that the invention is capable of considerable variation and modification without departin from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come within the scope of the appended claims.
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1. In a front feed accounting machine, the combination with a carriage frame, of a carriage on said frame, a front paper feed frame pivotally connected to said carriage, a rod extending across said front feed frame, a marginal paper stop indicator on said paper feed frame in confronting relation with said rod, said marginal paper stop indicator having a plurality of horizontal spaces therealong to correspond with the different posting account sheets for which said front paper feed frame is indexed, each of said spaces being provided with laterally spaced indications denoting marginal positions for a particular one of said different posting account sheets, paper inserting guides adjustably mounted along said rod and settable in accordance with the indications on said marginal paper stop indicator, and means for securing said paper inserting guides in any adjusted position along said rod.
2. In a front feed accounting machine, the combination with a carriage frame, of a carriage on said frame, a front paper feed frame pivotally connected to said carriage, a rod extending across said front feed frame, a marginal paper stop indicator on said paper feed frame in confronting relation with said rod, said marginal paper stop indicator having a plurality of horizontal spaces therealong to correspond with the different posting account sheets for which said front paper feed frame is indexed, each of said spaces being provided with laterally spaced indications denoting marginal positions for a particular one of said different posting account sheets, paper inserting guides adjustably mounted along said rod and settable in accordance with the indications on said marginal paper stop indicator, said paper inserting guides consisting of a split journal having parallel spaced extending lips of unequal length, one of which cooperates with the front feed frame to brace said paper inserting guides while the other cooperates with the paper stop indicator for proper positioning of said guides ii) I along the rod, and means for securing said paper inserting guides in any adjusted position along said rod.
3. In a front feed accounting machine, the combination with a carriage frame, of a carriage on said frame, a front paper feed frame pivotally connected to said carriage, a rod extending across said front feed frame, a transparent surface sheet on said front paper feed frame extending to said rod, a marginal paper stop indicator on said paper feed frame in confronting relation with said rod, said marginal paper stop indicator having a plurality of horizontal spaces therealong to correspond with the different posting account sheets for which said front paper feed frame is indexed, each of said spaces being provided with laterally spaced indications denoting marginal positions for a particular one of said different posting account sheets, paper inserting guides adjustably mounted along said rod and settable in accordance with the indications on said marginal paper stop indicator, said paper insertin guides consisting of a split journal having parallel spaced extending lips of unequal length, said pap-er guide lips extending from said front paper feed frame rod over both sides of said transparent surface sheet with the shorter lip coopcrating with said marginal paper stop indicator for proper positioning of the paper inserting guides along said rod, and means for securing said pap-er inserting guides in any adjusted position along said rod.
4. In a front feed accounting machine, the combination with a carriage frame, of a carriage on said frame, a front feed frame pivotally connected to said carriage, a guide rod extending across said front feed frame. marginal stop indicator means mounted on said front feed frame in confronting relation with said guide rod, means for subdividing the marginal stop indicator means into a number of horizontally disposed sections corresponding to the different posting account sheets for which the machine is adjusted to operate, indications later-ally spaced in each of said sections in said marginal stop indicator means corresponding to the marginal positions for the particular posting account sheet for said section, paper inserting guides mounted for lateral adjustment along said guide rod to indicated positions on the respective section on said marginal stop indicator means for the particular posting account sheet, and means for securin said paper inserting guides in the desired position of adjustment along said guide rod.
5. A front feed accounting machine as claimed in claim 4 in which the means for subdividing the marginal stop indicator means into a number of horizontally disposed sections and the indications laterally spaced in each of said sections comprise line markings on said marginal stop indicator means.
CLIFTON KING RAJNEY.
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