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Publication numberUS517295 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1894
Filing dateNov 15, 1893
Publication numberUS 517295 A, US 517295A, US-A-517295, US517295 A, US517295A
InventorsJames G. Pulling
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 517295 A
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-(No Model.)


Patented Mar; 27, 1894.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 517,295, dated March 27', 1894.

Application filed November 15, 1893. Serial No. 191,055- (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, JAMES G. PULLING, of Columbus, in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stamp-Attaching Devices; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use it,reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form part of this specification.

My invention relates to an improved stamp attaching device, and it consists in the novel features of construction hereinafter fullydescribed and especially referred to in the claims.

The object of my invention is to provide an improved device for applying adhesive labels and stamps to letters and other mail matter.

Referring to the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is an elevation of my improved device shown partly in section. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the same in use.

A designates the handle or stem which may be of any preferred form which is shouldered at B, and from this shoulder extends the plunger rod 0.

D is a vertically recessed block, preferably of rubber through which the rod extends, and formed at its upper end is the transverse recess E. This recess constitutes in the upper end of the block an arch or bulb with its top portion secured to shoulder B, so that when the same is contracted vertically the plunger rod 0 will be projected from the block and when contracted transversely as shown in Fig. 2 the block will be extended outward over the rod end. The lower end of rod 0 is formed with a short recess and confined therein is a solidified adhesive F. The vertical recess of the block is preferably lined with a metallic tube so that the movement of the rod may not be interrupted.

In use the adhesive is dampened and then applied to the upper side of the stamp by pressure upon the handle. The stamp will readily stick thereto and the ends of the rod and block being in line the latter also has a bearing upon the stamp. The device carrying the stamp is then conveyed to the letter after having moistened the stamp upon a sponge, and the sides of the spring arch at the upper end of the block are then contracted by the operator as shown in Fig. 2, thus extending the block longitudinally upon the plunger rod and detaching the stamp therefrom, and at the same time pressing it upon the letter. The operation is thus simply and easily effected, and it will be found after a small amount of practice that the stamps can be applied much more rapidly by the use of this device than in the old way. Direct contact with the dampened stamp is avoided as is also the unpleasant practice of moistening the stamp upon the tongue.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. An improvedstamp attaching device comprising a rod adapted to hold upon its lower end a stamp, and a bulb through which the rod extends which when compressed projects its lower end beyond the stamp holding end of the rod, substantially as shown and described.

2. An improved stamp attachingdevice comprising a rod adapted to hold a stamp upon its lower end, a block of rubber recessed longitudinally through which the rod extends, a spring arch at the upper end of the block formed by a transverse recess, and a connection between the upper end of the arch and the rod, substantially as shown and described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB65H3/20