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Publication numberUS382402 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1888
Publication numberUS 382402 A, US 382402A, US-A-382402, US382402 A, US382402A
InventorsPrank William Baltes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receiving-table for cylinder printing-presses
US 382402 A
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$PECIPICATION forming part of Letters Patent-No. 382,402. dated May 8, 1888. Application filed November 12. 18 87. Serial No. stints. (No model.)

Be it known that I, FRANK WILLIAM BALTES, of Portland, in the county of Multnomah and State of Oregon, have invented a new and Improved Iteceiving Table for OylinderPrinting- Presses, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention rel-ates to receiving-tables for printing-presses, the object of the invention being to provide for the accurate piling of the sheets, and that, too, without the use of the ordinary form ofjogger, the invention consisting, essentially, of a frame arranged for connection with the receivingtable, said frame being provided with adjustable finger-guides, all as will be hereinafter more fully described, and specifically pointed out in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the'accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar figures of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure l is a perspective view of my improved form of receiving-table, the receiving table being represented in connection with the fly of a printing-press. Fig. 2 is a eross-sectional view of a portion of the receiving frame or table; and Fig. 3 is a plan view of the table, the view being given to illustrate the manner in which the table is graduated.

The receiving table forming the subject matter of this application consists of an outer frame, 10, in which there is mounted a series of strips, 11, that are so placed that there are slots or openings 2 between the strips, said slots or openings being about three-sixteenths of an inch in width. The strips to that side of the frame 10 which is farthest from the press when the frame is adjusted for use run entirely across the frame; but the strips adjacent to the opposite side of the frame are divided intothree sections, the approaching ends of said sections being supported by strips 12, which are arranged in pairs and extend from the inner toward the outer edge of the frame, slots or openings 3 being formed between the two strips forming each pair.

In the slots 3, I mount backwardly-eurved guiding-fingers 13, which fingers are formed or provided with shoulders 14, the shanks of the fingers extending downward through the slots 3, to be engaged by winged nuts 15, the arrangement being such that the fingers 13 may be adj usted toward or from the inner edge of the frame 10.

In the slots 2, I mount two other sets of fingers, 16 and 17, that are connected to the frame in the same manner as are the fingers 13, the fingers 16, however, being formed with extending arms or project-ions 18, while the fingers 17 do not extend upward directly from their shanks, but are cranked,.as shown best inFig. 2.

In operation the frame 10 is set at an angle upon the receiving-table of the press, as isillustrated in Fig. 1, the fingers 16 being adjusted to the width of the sheet, while the fingers 17 are adjusted so as to act as guides for the outer edge of the sheet, an approximate adjustment of such fingers being obtained by disconnecting them from the frame and passing their shanks through that one of the slots 2 which will bring the fingers closest to the desired position, the perfect adjustment of the fingers being obtained by turning them toward or from the outer edge of the press. The fingers 13 are adjusted to bear closely against the inner edge of the sheet. Then, as the fly descends, the inner edge of the sheet will strike against the curved faces of the said fingers 13, and the sheet will drop to place between the said fingers and the other fingers of the frame.

The outwardly-extending arms 18 of the fingers 1.6 may at times be adjusted as represented in Fig. 1, thus serving as stops for the fiy; or they might be turned so as to rest in lines parallel with the fiy-fingers, should it be desired to dispense with the fly-stops.

In practice I prefer that the frame 10 be graduated, as ill ustrated in Fig. 3th at is, that the framebe laid off in square inches, as this laying off of the board will greatly facilitate the setting of the guiding-fingers for use in connection with sheets of the size to be'printed upon.

Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. The combination, with a receivingtable, of finger-guides 16, adj ustably secured to said table and provided with laterally-projecting arms 18, substantially as described, whereby the fingers are made to serve a twofold purpose-viz., guides to the sheet and stops for the fiy--as set forth.

2. The combination, with a longitudinally curved fingers 13, the shanks of which pass and transversely slotted receiving-table, of through the slots 3, fingers 16, the shanks of curved fingers 13, secured in the transverse slots of the table, the fingers 16, provided with the laterally projecting arms 18, and the cranked fingers 17, the said fingers 16 and 17 being secured in the longitudinal slots of the table, substantially as described.

3. A receiving table or frame having strips 11, between which there are slots 0r openings 2, and strips 12, between which there are slots or openings 3, in combination with back wardlywhich pass through slots 2, said fingers being 1 formed with outwardly-extending arms and crank shaped fingers 17-, the shanks of which also pass through the slots 2, the shanks of all of the fingers being engaged by nuts, sub-' stantiall y as described.



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US4593804 *Oct 21, 1985Jun 10, 1986Zehntel, Inc.Apparatus for guiding a circuit board onto a testing location on a test fixture
Cooperative ClassificationB65H31/20