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Publication numberUS2747505 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 29, 1956
Filing dateSep 1, 1953
Priority dateSep 1, 1953
Publication numberUS 2747505 A, US 2747505A, US-A-2747505, US2747505 A, US2747505A
InventorsBailey Ernest M
Original AssigneeBailey Ernest M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sign printing or painting machine
US 2747505 A
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May 29, 1956 E. M. BAILEY 2,747,505

SIGN PRINTING OR PAINTING MACHINE Filed Sept. l, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVEN TOR.

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s claims. (CI. 101 2s7) The invention relates to a device for printing or painting Signs, cardsA and the like, and more particularly to a simple and easily operated device of this character.

An object of the invention is to provide such a device comprising a baseboard or platen, al type chase hingedly connected thereto, and a cover or pressure plate hingedly connected to the type chase. l

Another object is to provide Such a device in which a pressure roller is journalled in a carriage mounted to travel in guides on the baseboard or platen for rolling upon the cover or pressure plate.

A further object is to provide a printing or 'painting device `of the character referred lto in which changeableblocks are adapted to be assembled on rods or tubes which are detachably connected to the type chase.

A Still f'thr bjct is' t0 provide printing Or painting device of this character in which the type blocks nay be threaded pon the tib'es o'r r'ods.

It is also an object of the invention to provide a printing device in which 'type are located on ythe underside's of the type blocks and indicia is provided on the upper sides of the type blocks denoting the particular type on the undersides thereof so that a sign may be easily and quickly setup for printing.

Another object is to provide ruled spaces upon the baseboard or platen corresponding in size and shape to various sizes of signs to be printed.

A further object is to provide means for latching the swinging edges of the type chase and cover or pressure plate together for holding Vthe type blocks in proper position within the type chase.

A still further object is to 'provide spaced vertical notches in all sides of the type chase for insertion of the ends of the tubes or rods upon which the type blocks are mounted. Y

The above objects together withlothers which will be apparent from the drawings and following description, or which may be later referred to, may be attained by constructing the improved sign printing or. painting device in the manner hereinafter `described in detail and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. l is a perspective view of a sign painting or printing device embodying the invention, showing the type chase and cover or pressure plate swung upwardly from their hinges, away from the baseboard and from each other;

Fig. 2 a top -plan view of the device with the type chase positioned upon the baseboard and the cover or pressure plate swung backward to perm-it type -blocks to' be inserted in the chase; p

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3 3, Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 -a side elevation of the printing -device wth the type chase and cover or pressure plate swung backward;

Fig. 5 an enlarged sectional view taken on the line Fig. 6 a detail sectional View taken -on the line 6 6,

2,747,505 Patented May 29, 1956 "ice Fig. 7 an enlarged, detail sectional view of a-type block and a portion of a tube upon which it is mounted, taken as on the line 7 7, Fig. 8; and

Fig. 8 a section taken as on the line 8 8, Fig. 7.

Referring' now more particularly to the embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings, in which similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout, the improved sign printing or painting device comprises generally a baseboard or platen 10, a type chase 11 and a cover or pressure plate 12.

These three principal elements of the device are hingedly connected together in the manner shown in the drawings, the type chase 11 being hingedl at one edge to the adjacent edge of the baseboard 10 by a hinge indicated at 13, which may be of a construction to compensate for cardboards of different thickness being placed upon the baseboard or platen for printing or painting signs thereon'.

The adjacent edge of the cover or pressure plate 12 is hinged to this hinged edge of the type chase 11 by a hinge indicated at 14. Both hinges 13 and 14 may be of the piano hinge type and are so constructed and arranged that the three members 10, 11 and 12 may be folded together with their opposed faces in contact with each other throughout their areas, as will be later ydescribed in detail.

The baseboard or platen 10 is of rectangular shape and of suitable size to' accommodate the largest size of sign desired to be printed or painted in the device. The top surface of this baseboard is perfectly ilat and has thereon a plurality of ruled spaces, as indicated at 15, 16, Y17 and 18, corresponding in size to various size cards upon which signs may be printed.

The type chase 11 is in the form of a rectangular frame of a siie corresponding to the baseboard'and corn-` prises the side rails 19 and end railsv 20 rigidly connected together at adjoining ends. Each of these side and end rails has" a plurality of spaced vertical notches 21 fome'd in its inner surface, these notches being open through the to'p and extending to points spaced from the under surface of the chase. Y

rihe type blocks 22 may be formed of metal, wood' or other suitable material and are of a depth or thickness substantially equal to the verticalV depth of the type chase'. The type 23 are formed upon the undersides of the type blocks 2'2 and corresponding indicia 24 is provided upon the upper surfaces of each type block.

A horizontally disposed, central opening 25 is provi'ded in each type block for mounting the type upon tubes or rods 26. These tubes or rods may be of slightly less diameter than the openings 25 in the typ'e blocks so that' the type blocks may be easily mounted in any desired arrangement and position upon the tuoes. After using, the type may be easily cleaned while held upon the tube.

The cover or pressure plate '12 is of a size corresponding to the 'type chase and is provided with a rubberized under surface 27, preferably of less size than the inner perimeter of the chase, for contact with the upper surfaces of the type blocks, as 'will be later described.

Suitable latch members 28 are provided at the swinging edge of the cover or pressure plate for engagement with'the corresponding members 29 upon the swinging edge of the type chase to interlock these two members me gether during the printing operation. Y

Referring lagain tto the base board l suitable feet 19a may be provi-ded upon the under surfaces thereof for resti-ng upon a ta-ble or other horizontal support.- Channel guides 30 are provided on opposite sides of the base board for operatively mounting a pressure roll-er Vto be moved longitudinally of the device. Y

This roller is indicated at 31 and may be formed -of rubber orthe like, and the journal portions 32 'thereof are journalled in elongated bearing openings 33 formed in the depending legs 34 of the inverted, U-shape roller housing 35. f' A pressure bar 36 is locatedwithin the housing 35 yand the depending ylegs 37 thereof are provided with rounded notches 38 in their lower ends engaging the upper surfaces of the journal. portions 32 of the roller. An adjusting screw 39 is threaded through Va tapped opening 40 in 'the top of the housing 35 and .contacts the top of the pressure bar 36 for adjusting the roller. A hand grip 41 may be fixed to the top of the rollerhousing 35 for manipulating the same.

`Small-wheels y42 are journalled upon studs 43 carried by the lower ends of the depending legs 34 of the housing-and are located within the channelV guides 30 so that Vthe roller-housing may be moved longitudinally of the base boardl In the operation of the device, the type blocks 22 are set up in proper arrangement on one or more of the tubes orarods 26 supported at their ends in desired notches 21 in the type chase, directly above the ruled oif space 15, 16, 17 or 18 corresponding to the size of the sign to be printed, as shown in Fig. 2, in which the type blocks are set up to print a sign corresponding to the ruled space on the top surface of the base board or platen.

The type blocks may be set up from the top of the chase, the operator being able to construct the sign by means of the indicia upon the upper sides of the type blocks, as shown in Fig. 2.

After the type block-s are properly set up on the tube or tubes 26 and properly positioned in the type chase, the cover or pressure plate 12 is folded against the top surface of the chase and the latch members 28 thereon are engaged with the corresponding members 29 on the chase, locking these two members together.

The rubberized or friction surface 27 on the underside of the cover or pressure plate will contact the upper sides of the type blocks 22 holding them in proper position. A card board or the like of suitable size will be placedon the top surface of the base board corresponding in position to the proper ruled space 15, 16, 17 or 18 thereon.

The type 23 on the under surfaces of the type blocks will then be inked, or paint may be applied thereto as desired, and the type chase 11 and cover or pnessure plate 12 as a composite unit are lowered to bring the inked type into contact with the sign board or card upon the base board. Any suitable means may be provided, if desired, for clamping the card or sign upon the base board.

With the parts in this position the pressure .roller 31 is then moved longitudinally over the top of the pressure plate or cover 12, applying uniform pressure over the entire surface thereof to press the type downwardly onto the card or sign board. The roller is then moved back to the position shown in the drawings when the type chase may be raised and the printed card removed.

From the above it will be apparent that the type may be easily and quickly set up for'any desired'size or shape card or sign without requiring any particular skill of the operator. The device may be quickly and easily operated to produce uniformly accurate impressions upona card -or sign board.

By means of the pressure roller the desired amount of pressure may be uniformly` -applied to the -type so as to produce clear and sharp impressions upon the card or sign board.

)In the foregoing description, certain terms have been used for brevity, clearness and understanding, but no unnecesary limitations are to be implied therefrom beyond the requirements of the prior art, because such word-s are usedffor descriptive purposes herein and are intended to be broadly construed. Y Y v y Moreover, the embodiments of the improved construction illustrated and described herein are by way of example, and the scope of vthe present invention is not limedge of the type chase to a corresponding edge of the` platen, a rod-like member detachably supported in the type chase, type blocks detachably mounted upon the rod-like member, type upon the under sides of the type blocks and corresponding indicia on the upper sides thereof, a pressure plate, means hingedly connecting the pressure plate to the hinged edge of the type chase, means for locking the swinging edge of the pressure plate to the swinging edge of the type chase, a pressure roller, and means for movingthe pressure roller over the top surface of the pressure plate for pressing the type blocks toward the platen.

2..A device of the character described comprising a work supporting platen, a type chase, means hinging one edge of the type chase to a corresponding edge of the platen, a rod-like member detachablysupported in the type chase, type blocks detachably mounted upon the' rodlike member, type upon the under sides of the type blocks and corresponding indicia on the upper sidesV thereof, a pressure plate, means hingedly connecting the pressure plate to the hinged edge of the type chase, means for locking the swinging edge of the pressure plate to the swinging edge of the type chase, a housing mounted for longitudinal movement upon the platen, Vanda pressure roller in the housing for movement over the topsurface of the pressure plate for pressingthe type blocks toward the platen.

3. A device of the character described comprising na work supporting platen, a type chace, means hinging one edge of the type chase to a corresponding edge of the platen, a rod-like member detachably supported in the type chase, type blocks detachably mounted upon the rod-like member, type upon the under sides of the type blocks and corresponding indicia on the upper sides thereof a pressure plate, means hingedly connecting the pressure plate to the hinged edge of the type chase, means for locking the swinging edge of the pressure plate tothe swinging edge of the type chase, a friction surface on the under side of the pressure plate for contact with the tops of the type blocks, a pressure roller, and means for moving the pressure roller over the top surface of the pressure plate for pressing the type blocks toward the platen.

4. A device of the character described comprising a work supporting platen, a type chaise, means hinging one edge of the type chase to a corresponding edge of the platen, a rod-like Vmember detachably supported in the type chase, type blocks detachably mounted uponrthe rod-like member, type upon the under sides of the type blocks and corresponding indicia on the upper sides thereof, a pressure plate, means hingedly connecting the pressure plate to the hinged edge of the type chase, means for locking the swinging edge of the pressure plate to the swinging edge of the type chase, a friction surface on the under side of the pressure plate for fcontact with the tops of the type blocks, a housing mountedrfor longitudinal movement upon the platen, and 4a pressure rollerl in the housing for movement over the top surfaceofithe' pressure plate for pressing the 'type blocks toward-the platen.

5. A device of the character described comprisingl a.V work supporting platen, a type chase, means hinging one Y edge of the type chase to -a corresponding edge of'the platen, a rod-like member detachably supported in the type chase, type blocks detachably mounted upon the rod-like member, type upon the under sides of the type blocks and corresponding indicia on the upper sides thereof, a pressure plate, means hjugedly connecting the pressure plate to the hinged edge of the type chase, and means for locking the swinging edge of the pressure plate to the swinging edge of the type chase, a housing mounted for longitudinal movement upon the platen, a pressure roller in the housing for movement over the top surface of the pressure plate for pressing the type blocks toward the platen, and means in the housing for adjusting the roller.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Brooke Nov. 13, Weeks Nov. 24, Crook June 15, Danheiser et al Mar. 7, Speicher July 26, Lamb Mar. 17, Kohlbusch Aug. 26, Pannier Feb. 10, Gruver Mar. 31,

FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain July 22,

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Classifications
U.S. Classification101/287, 101/269, 101/381
International ClassificationB41F1/04, B41F1/00, B41F1/02
Cooperative ClassificationB41F1/02, B41F1/04
European ClassificationB41F1/02, B41F1/04