Inking and cleaning apparatus for die-stamping
US 504465 A
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4 G. BEATER. INKING AND CLEANING APPARATUS FOR DIE STAMPING.
No. 504,455. Patented Sept. 5, 1893.-
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ALFRED GEORGE BEATER, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
INKING AND CLEANING APPARATUS FOR DIE-STAMPING.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N0. 504,465, dated September 5, 1893. Application filed March 16, 1893- Serial No. 46 ,386- (No m del-) To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALFRED GEORGE BEA- TER, a subject of the Queen of Great Britain, but who have declared my intention of becoming a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Inking and Cleaning Apparatus for Die-Stamping, of which the following is a specification.
The principal objects of my present inven tion are first, to provide a simple, durable, efficient and comparatively inexpensive appliance for preparing dies for use in stamping and engraving by inking the same and then removing superfluous matter therefrom; and second, to provide an inking and cleaning device having a cleaning table or bench provided with adjustable means for guiding the die over the same.
My invention consists of the improvements in inking and cleaning appliances for diestamping hereinafter described and claimed.
The nature, general features and scope of my invention will be more fully understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part hereof; and in which Figure 1, is a side elevation view of an inking and cleaning appliance for die-stamping embodying features of my invention and showing a rotatable inking-wheel. Fig. 2, is
a top or plan View of the same showing a hand-crank for rotating the inking-wheel, and Fig. 3, is a transverse sectional view of the table or bench provided with a padded die cleaning surface or material and also showing the position of the adjustable guides in connection with the padded surface of the table or bench.
In the drawings a, is a bench or table supported by means of legs a, and having its upper surface padded with paper or other suitable material f and adapted to remove superfluous ink from the surface of dies, such as are ordinarily employed in die-stamping.
b, is an inking-Wheel journaled in bearings b, mounted in the side walls of a tank or vat 0, carried by brackets a*, to which are secured the legs a, This inking-wheel b, may be rotated by drawing the die over the same or by means of a hand-crank 5 as illustrated in Fig. 2. The face of the inking-wheel b, is provided with a covering or rim 19 of caoutchouc, celluloid or other preferred substanceor material, susceptible of applying coloring matter to an engraved die. The upper peripheral portion of the covered inking-wheel b, is disposed in alignment with the surface of the padded table or bench a, in order to permit of a die being caused to travel from the surface of the inkingwheel b, onto the surface of the padded table or bench.
o, is a brush, knife or scraper adapted to remove superfluous material from the jacket or covering h The shank c, of this brush, knife or scraper c, is afforded a range of play in a suitable bracket 0 in order to permit of the adj ustmentof the brush, knife or scraper o, in respect'to the covering or rim b 0 are binding-screws for clamping the shank c, of the knife, brush or scraper to place in the bracket 0 after the brush, knife or scraper has been properly adjusted to proper position, with respect to the wheel I).
d, and d, are guides which may, if preferred, be applied to the surface of the pad ded table or bench a, in order to direct the die in its course over the table during the cleaning thereof. In the present instance these guides comprise strips of spring metal detachably secured to the side or edge rails a and a of the table or bench a, by means of jam nuts (1 and thumb-nuts d eand e, are rods connected respectively with the guides 02 and d, and having their extremities provided with thumb-nuts d and d whereby the guides 01 and 01, may be adj usted to the, required position to accommodate dies of difierent dimensions and also to direct the dies across different portions of the surface of the bench or table in a manner to be hereinafter explained.
The mode of operation of the hereinabove described inking and cleaning appliance, is j as follows:-The inking-wheel is rotated in the direction indicated by the arrow in Fig. 1, with the following results of first, the rim or covering 12 receiving a supply of coloring matter in passing through the tank or vat; and
second, of the brush, knife or scraper c,auto
matically removing the superfluous coloring matter from off the rim or covering 12 of the inking-wheel b. A die is then applied to the peripheral surface of the wheel I), after having received its supply of coloring matter from the vat or tank 0, and is then passed across the top of the padded bench or table a with the result that all coloring matter, ex-
cept that adheringin the engraved portion of the die is removed, whereupon the same may be mounted in a press for use.
When the guides 01 and d, are employed they serve to direct the line of travel of the dies across the table or bench and they also may be employed to guide the dies across such portion of the table or bench which has not beensoiled by coloring matter deposited thereon. Whenever a portion of the table or bench between adjacent extremities of the guides has become soiled, the guides may be shifted by means of the thumb-nuts (i d and d, and rods 6 and e, into a position for directing the dies in another course to that of the soiled portion of the table or bench at but within the limit of the length of the inking roll 12.
It will be manifestly obvious to those in the art to which my invention appertain's 7 that modifications maybe made in the details and that the guides d and d, may be dispensed with, hence I do not limit myself to the precise construction and arrangement of the parts as mentioned.
Having thus described the nature and obskilled jects of my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. An inking and cleaning appliance for die-stamping, comprising a bench or table provided with a die cleaning material, a rotatable inking-wheel in line with the surface of the bench or table and dipping into a vat or tank, a knife, brush or scraper for removing superfluous material from said wheel, and adjustable means applied to said table or bench and adapted to guide the die in its travel over the table or bench, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
'2. An inking and cleaning appliance for die-stamping provided with a table having an applied die cleaning material or surface, a rotatable inking-Wheel, and adjustable guides connected with said table, substantially as and for the purposes setforth.
3. In an inking and'cleaning appliance for die-stamping, a table or bench provided with die cleaning material, guides detachably connected with said table, and means for adj usting said guides in connection with the table or bench, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
THOMAS M. SMITH, RICHARD O. MAXWELL.