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-EEANK E. WOOD, OE NEW YORK, vN. Y., AssIGNOE To THE NEW HAVEN OLOOK COMPANY, OE NEW HAVEN. oONNEoTioUT.
. SPECIFICATION forming part oiLetters Patent No.. 338,329, dated March 23, 1886.
.Application filed November 9, [885. Serial No. 182,213. (No model.) v
To a/ZZ whom t may concern.-
Be it known that I, FRANK B. WOOD, a resident of New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented an Improved Telegraph-Register,of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being made to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a side View of my improved telegraph-register.v Fig. 2 is an enlarged side view, partly in section, of a portion of the same. Fig. 3 is an enlarged end elevation of the same, and Fig. 4 is an enlarged inner face view of one of the end plates thereof.
The object of this invention is to improve telegraph-registers which are employed to mark dots and dashes and other figures upon strips of paper that are fed through them, with the view of preventing the marking-tool from sticking in the paper, simplifying the construction of the parts, and facilitating their repair. p
The invention consists, first, in the employment of a cutting-roller in the place of a cutting-pin for marking the paper where the same is in contact with another roller; second, in providing the apparatus with a slide to which the electro-magnets, the armature, the binding-posts, and the electrical conductors are secured, and which slide can readily Abe removed from the remainder of the instrument for inspection and repair; and, inally, the invention consists in providing said sliding portion with a non-conducting plate, in which the binding-posts and the ends of the conductors are secured, all as hereinafter more fully described.
In the accompanying drawings, the letter Arepresents the box or case of the telegraphregister. The same supports the paper-reel B and the rollers C and D, between which rollers the paper passes, and by which it is fed along-that is to say, the roller D is revolved by clock-work and the paper J crowded against it; hence the roller D in reality,
moves the paper, and this in turn the frictionroller C. The tight grip which both rollers lhave on the paper causes it to be fed along in the manner just described. The box A is closed at one end by avertical plate, E, which at the upper end has a horizontal attachment, F. (See dotted lines in Fig. 1, and full lines, Fig. 2.) This horizontal portion F, which is rigidly attached to the upright plate E, constitutes a cover to all that part of the box A which lies behind the roller D. The edges of the horizontal plate F are tongued, as at a in Fig. 4, to enter the grooved sides b b of the box'A, and into these grooved supports the cover portion F can be slid, carrying with it,
when moved, the upright end plate, E. Thus the angular part E F is removable from the remainder of the box A, so as to lay bare the internal mechanism--that is to say, the clockwork part that is contained within said boxwhenever said angular part is taken out. To this removable portion E F are also secured, on the inner side thereof, the electro-magnets G, while on'the Outer side thereof is pivoted at d the armaturelever H, which carries the marking or pricking tool e. To the removable part Fi F are also secured the binding-posts I I, to which the electrical conductors f g are connected hence by removing the angular part E F the internal mechanism ofthe box is not only laid bare, as heretofore stated, but the electrical mechanism is also removed and laid bare for examination v lever H and adapted to groove 'or cut the paper When crowded against it with its contlnuous sharp or V-shaped cutting-edge. The roller e is so located that it touches the paper on the roller C. The principal advantage of this arrangement is, that the tool which cuts or grooves the paper cannot sticktherein,
,and that consequently it will offer no resist- Vance to the propel'` continuity of the action of 95 thev apparatus, the roller e crowding the paper against the roller C, and afterward Arevolving by contact with the same.
A portion of the upright plate E is made non-conducting. This p non conducting por- IOO eA or more than one.
tion is shown at L in the drawings, and is, by preference, a plate made of suitable WellknoWn non-conducting substance set into an aperture of the plate E. In this non-conduct ing portion L are secured the several bindingposts I and switches for regulating the course of the currents on the conductors. This arrangement enables me, in the first place, to have the electrical connections Well in hand without requiring the Whole box A to be lifted up. In the older contrivances known to me the conductors were carried under the bottom of the box A and there joined to binding-posts, which arrangement required the upsetting of the entire box in order to get at these connections. It is evident that by setting this non-conducting plate L into the removable angular end piece, E F, of the box opportunity for ready inspection and repair is greatly increased.
The lever H may carry one marking-roller Two such levers are shown in Fig. 4: of the drawings.
I do not claim printing-rollers that are carried on armaturelevers for printing ink on paper.
I claim- A `l. In a telegraph register, the armaturelever H and the roller e, Which is carried by said armature-lever, in combination With the roller C, and means, substantially as described,
for revolving said roller C by contact with the paper J, the roller e pressing the paper against the revolving roller G in marking the same, substantially as herein shown and described.
2. In a telegraph-register, the main box A, which contains the clock-work mechanism, combined with the sliding end plate,E, having part of the cover F rigidly attached to it, and 4o also With the electro-magnets and armaturelever Which it carries, as specified.
3. In a telegraph-register, the combination of the box A with the removable angular slide E F,and with the nonconducting plate L con- 45