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Publication numberUS628766 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 11, 1899
Filing dateOct 11, 1898
Priority dateOct 11, 1898
Publication numberUS 628766 A, US 628766A, US-A-628766, US628766 A, US628766A
InventorsJames Cooke
Original AssigneeJames Cooke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 628766 A
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No. 628,766. Patented-July Il, i899. J. COUKE.


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SPECIFICATION forming part OfVLetterS Patent N0. 628,766, dated July 11, 1899.

Application filed October l1, 1898. Serial No. 693,252. (No model.) i

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Beit known that I, J AMES Coonnof Omaha, in the county of Douglas and State of Nebraska, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Hand-Stamps, of which the following is a full,'clear, and exact description.

The object, of my invention is to construct a hand-stamp provided with movable surfaces, upon which movable surfaces various information may be produced-as, for eX- ample, the character of the article being stamped, the day of the month, the name of the month, and the time of day at which the impression is made.

A further object of the invention is to con struct a stamp of the above character in a simple, durable, and economic manner and so that the various movable parts may be manipulated accurately with ease and rapidity and by any person of ordinaryintelligence.

The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.

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

through the principal portion of the stamp and a portion of the handle. Figs.` 2 and 3 are representations of impressions capable of being made by the stamp shown in Fig. 1. Fig. et is a horizontal section on the line el. a in Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of one of the iiangenings used in the construction of the stamp, as shown in Fig. 1.

. Fig. G is a longitudinal section through vthe main portion of a stamp. and a portion of the handle, the section bein g tak en practically on the line 6 G of Fig. 8, the stamp shown in Fig.

v(i being asimplified form of that illustrated is shown in Fig. 1, in which a screw 10 is em-` ployed, provided with a head 11 at its lower in Figs. 2, 3, and i.

the collar 20, yet shorter, is mounted to re` head and the thread of the screw. p A rubber or elastic Asleeve 13 is located around the threaded portion of the screw 10, and at each end of the said sleeve nuts are located on the threaded portion of the screw,fthe,said nuts being designated, respectively, as 14 and 15, and the uppermost nut 15, together with a portion of the elastic sleeve 13, is adapted to be forced into an opening 16, made in the botL tom of the handle A. Under such a construction the impression portion of the stamp, which is to be hereinafter described, has a con nection with the handle that is in a measure flexible or yielding, enabling the impression surface to accommodate itself to inequalities of the surface upon which an impression is to be made; but the connection between the impression-surface and the handlemay be a `rigid one, if desired.

An adjustngnut 17 is mounted upon the surface 12 of the screw, the collar being provided with a horizontal flange 18, and a disk 19, of rubber or an equivalent material, is secured to the iiange 18a of the collar, 18, and upon the impression-face of the said disk an `arrow or other pointer'is embossed, together Figure 1 is a longitudinal vertical section with printed matter-am `for example, the

lword Received7 and the ear l899-as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. This disk may be turned by rotating the nut 17, the nut being preferably provided with a milled surface. A second collar 2Oa is mounted outside of the collar 18, the collar 20 being adapted to turn around the collar 18, and the said collar 201l is provided at its'lower end with a horizontal flange and at its upper end with fiat surfaces 20h, (shown best in Fig. 5,) and a disk: 2O is fitted around the collar 2U, conforming to the attened surfaces 20, as shown in Fig. 1, and by means of the disk 2O the collar 20 and parts attached thereto may be revolved independently of the movement of the collar 18 and its attached portions.

A ring 22, of rubber or similar material, is secured to the iianged portion of the collar 20, and upon this ring 22 the names of the months of the year are produced, as is shown A collar 23a, similar to end and a polygonal section between the l volve around the said collar 20,the collar 23il being also provided with a horizontal flange and with depressions at opposite sides to receive a disk 23, as vshown in Fig. l, the collar 23a being` turned by the movement of the disk 23. The collar 23 carries a ring 24, of rubber or other elastic material, upon which the numerals indicating the days ot' a month are produced, the ring 24 moving independently of the inner ring 22 and the central disk 19. Adisk 25 is mounted to revolve around the'collar 23a between the flange of said collar and the disk 23, connected therewith. The disk 25 extends outwardly beyond the disks 2O and 23, as shown in Fig. l, and is provided with a down wardly-extending flange A ring 27, of rubber or other elastic material, is attached to the flanged disk 25, and this ring has produced upon it numerals denoting antemeridian and postmeridian hours. The various rings, which may be made of other material than the material mentioned, are usually provided with apertures, as shown in Fig. 1, in order that as much elasticity as possible may be obtained. In this form of the device the ring 22 is adjusted until the name ofthe current month is brought opposite the pointer, and the ring 24 is adjusted until the desired day of the current month is brought over or opposite the name ofthe month, and finally b y holding the nut 17 the outer disk 25 is turned until the hour or the fraction of an hour is brought opposite the day of the month, so that when the impression is made it will indicate, for example, the year the letter is received, the day ot the month, and the time of day that it is received.

In Fig. 6 I have illustrated a simplified form ofthe device, in which a central disk 19a, of rubber or a like material, is atl ached to the head of the pin l0, and this disk is provided with a recess 28, in which type 29 may be set up, expressing the year, the month, the day of the month, and whether' the impression is made during day-time or night-time; and the disk 19a may also have the word Received produced thereon. The disk is also provided with a pointer. A disk 3l, corresponding to the disk 25, is made to revolve around the central disk 19, and the disk' 3l is preferably located between the central disk 19 and a washer 30, the disk 3l being made to carry a ring 32, also preferably made of a yielding material, upon which disk the hours and fractions of an hour 33 may be produced, as indicated in Fig. 7. In this form of the device after the type has been set up in the recess 28 and before the impression is made the disk 3l is turned until the hour or fraction of the hour at which the impression is to be produced is brought opposite the pointer on the central disk.

I desire it to be understood that the various parts of the impression-surface of the stamp may contain any desired data-such as pounds, bushels, tc-instead of dates and divisions of time.

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

l. An impression-stamp, consisting of a handle, ascrew fitted to turn on said handle, a nut fixedly attached to said screw and by which the latter is turned, an im pression-disk fixedly secured to said screw whereby to move with the same, and a second impressiomdisk mounted upon the first-named impressiondisk and movable independently thereof, as set forth.

2. In an impression-stamp, an impressionhead consisting of a screw, a nut fiXedly tted on said screw and by which the latter is turned, a disk fiXedly fitted on the outer end of said screw and provided with an impression-disk, and additional disks mounted one upon the other on said first-named disk and movable independently thereot` and of each other, as

and for the purpose set forth.

`3. In an impression-stamp, an impressionhead consisting of a screw, acushion secured to the upper portion of the screw, a nut attached to the said screw, through the medium of which it is turned, a disk secured to the said screw, and an impression-disk attached to the disk carried by the screw, sundry of the disks being mounted to revolve independently around the said screw, each of the additional disks being provided with a ring having an impressionsurface, the central impression-disk being adapted to contain memoranda and a pointer, and the rings items of any desired character, as described.

JAMES COOKE. Vitnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationB41K1/08