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Publication numberUS700238 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1902
Filing dateJun 1, 1901
Priority dateJun 1, 1901
Publication numberUS 700238 A, US 700238A, US-A-700238, US700238 A, US700238A
InventorsGeorge F Read
Original AssigneeRobert Hoe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Delivery mechanism.
US 700238 A
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(Application tiled June l, 1901.)

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DELIVERY MECHANISM.'

l ('.Applicaton led June 1, 1901.) (No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.

UNITED STATES GEORGE F. READ, OF NEW PATENT OFFICE.

YORK, N. Y., AssIGNoR To ROBERT HoE, or New' YORK, ikN QY.

DELIVLERFY MECHANISM.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 700,238, dated May 20, 1.902.A

Application sled June 1, 1901.

To dt iu/"tom it may concern.- Beit known that L'GEoRGE F. READ, a citi-i zen of the United States,residin g at New York,

. county of Kings, and State ofgNew Y ork, have invented, certain new anduseful Improvements in Delivery Mechanisma'rfullydef is described in which the sheets aredelivered Y into boxes or trays, the purpose ofthe construction being to prevent the'product from becoming smutted or rubbed in the delivery and from being finger-marked and to give the 2o. separate product-s an opportunity to dry without superposing large bunches of them di# rectly upon each other, by which ofsetting due to the weight of Ithe superposed bunches of products is prevented.

The present invention has for its object to improve and simplify the constructionof the delivery described in said patent and also to increase its capacity.

With this and other objects in view the invention consists incertain constructions and in certain parts, improvements, and combinations, as will be hereinafter fully described and then speciically pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.

In the accompanying drawings,in which like .characters of reference indicate the same parts, Figure'l is a front view of a delivery mechanism embodying the invention, certain parts being shown iu section. Fig. 2 is a side View of the construction shown in Fig. 1, certain parts'being also shown in section. Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view ofa pile of filled trays.

Referring to said drawin gs, 1 indicates `that portion of the frame of `a printing-machine'in which,` the delivery mechanism is mounted. The usual cutting-cylindersY are indicated at 2 and 3, the webs passing to. these cylinders fromtheusual nipping-rollslt. Afterleaving the cylinder-2 ,the vcut sheetsare caused, by means of a guide 5, a guide-roll 5', and tapes This'invention relates'to certain improve- Serial No. 62,758. (No model.)

6 7, to pass beneath a folding-blade 8, said blade being 'carried on and operated by bell; cranks 9. The rdevices so farjdescribed in connection Withthe folding-rolls, to be hereinafter described, form a sheetadvancing means, thepconstruction olf the several devices being well known in theart.A j, These devices may b e replaced Aby anyjothery suitable form of sheet-advancingvmeans, as the invention does not .in-any waydeped .upon the par.-

` ticular character of sheetradvancing; means employed.

The folding-blade s ,Operates to tuck the product, whichv maybe a sheet or a pack of collected sheets, into the bite ofwfolding-rolls,

said rolls preferably consisting of spaced sectionslO, mounted on shafts 1l. These shafts 11 are intergeared by means of gears 12, and one of said shafts is provided with albevelgear 13,wl 1ichis in mesh with a similar gear ena shaft 14. This shaft 14 carriesfa gear 14:', (see Fig. 1,)` which is in mesh with a gear 2 (see Fig'l and dottedlines in Fig. 2) on the preferably provided by which a number of sheets in succession will be directed to one delivery and a number of sheets in succession I to the other delivery. n

The devices by which the sheets are directed first to one delivery and then to the othermay 75 A plurality of deliveries is employed to re- ,be varied in construction, As shown, a switch y.

is employed for this purpose. In the conf struction shown this switch consists of two triangular members 15, said vmembers beingy mounted on a shaft 16, located beneath the folding-rolls, the members Al5 being so arranged thattheir apeXes extend intothe space between the sections lOtof the folding-rolls. It is apparent that by oscillating the shaft 16 the triangular members 15 will be so moved that the product ,fromy the, rolls -will Abe delivered rst upon one side of said members and then upon the other. l

While the shaft 16 might be rocked by' hand, automatic means will preferably be provided for giving it its movement at the den sired time, which, as before stated, will preferably be after a number of papers has been sent to one delivery. Any suitable form of automatic means may be utilized for producing the rocking movement of the shaft. As shown, the shaft is provided with a collar 17, to which is connected an arm 18. This arm 18 carries a bowl 19, which is held against the periphery of a cam 20 by means of a springrod 21 (see dotted lines in Fig. 1) of ordinary construction. The cam 20is driven by means of a worm-gear 22, said gear meshing with a worm 23, which is mounted on a shaft 24, suitably supported in the frame of the machine. This shaft is provided with a gear 25, said gear being in mesh with a gear 26, (see Fig. 1 and dotted lines in Fig. 2,) mounted on the shaft of the roll 2. The worm-gearing described drives the cam 20 at the desired rate of speed in order to rock the shaft 16 and throw the switch after any desired number of papers has been delivered.

The deliveries which receive the product from the folding-rolls and switch may be of any desired4 construction. Preferably, however, they will be S-flys of well-known construction. ln the machine shown the flyshafts are marked 27 and 28, the shaft 27 carrying a set of iiy-ingers 29 and the shaft 28 carrying a similar set of fingers 30. The set of lingers 29 is staggered with respect to the set of fingers 30, and the shafts are so located that as the fly-ngers revolve the fingers of one set pass between the fingers of the other set. By this arrangement it is possible to bring the centers of the iys close together, thereby makingthe incline down which the products travel from the folding-rolls to the deliveries a steep one, thus insuringa better delivery than would be the case if the incline were less steep. l A

AThe iiy-shafts may be driven in any desired manner. As shown, the shaft 28 is provided with a bevel-gear 3], which meshes with a bevel-gear on the shaft 24, and this shaft 28 is' further provided with a gear 32, which meshes with a gear 33 on the shaft 27, the two fiy-shafts being thus intergeared.

Suitable guides are provided by which the products after passing the switch are directed to the dies. These guides may be variously constructed and arranged. While, furthermore, guides which are entirely independent of each other might be used in connection with each fly in the preferred construction, a plurality of frames 34 are provided, these frames being preferably hung on the shaft 16. 'lhe sides of these frames are arranged so as togive the product a -substantially straight path of travel from the point where it leaves the switch down to a point just in advance of where the `sheet meets the fingers of the iy. At this point the sides are curved inward sharply, as shown at 35, the sides being then given a straight drop, so as to form a stop for the head of the sheet. Projections 36 are or maybe provided,

masse which extend integrally from the frames to the shafts of the flys, thus bracing the frames against sidewise movement. In order to prevent marking or smearing the sheets, serrated wheels 37 are or may be mounted on the switch and on the frames.

XVhile the deliveries might deposit the sheets on any desired receiver, boxes or trays will preferably be provided, which are arranged to receive a definite number of sheets, so that these boxes when filled may be removed and piled one upon the other, thus giving the product a chance to dry without subjecting each pack of sheets to the weight of the packs of sheets above them. These trays may be variously constructed. Preferably, however, they will be in the form of boxes 38, each box having one of its sides cut away, as at 39. The bottoms of the boxes are further preferably provided with strips 40, which extend below7 the sides of the boxes and are slightly shorter than the outside width of the boxes. When the boxes or trays are piled one upon the other, as shown in Fig. 3, the strips of each box will enter the mouth of the box below, and thus the pile of boxes will be held from slipping sidewise. The boxes may thus be piled to any desired height without danger of having the pile upset.

Any suitable means may be provided for supporting the boxes. As shown, however, these boxes rest upon supporting-tables 41, one of these tables being provided for each delivery. These tables have downward-projecting stems 42, which pass through brackets 43, each of these stems having a collar 44 secured to it, and a spring 45 surrounds each stem and bears against the collar. The tcnsion of these springs is so adjusted that the piling of the sheets in the boxes causes each box to descend.

By providing the boxes with the recesses 39 it will be seen that the sets of fly-fingers can pass through the recesses and deposit each sheet close to the sheet below it, thus avoiding any uttering action, such as would occur if the sheets were dropped by the fly at any considerable distance above the point where they come to rest.

The operation of the machine, briefly stated, is-as follows: Assuming the switch to be set in the position shown in Fig. 1, sheets will be delivered'to the set of fingers 30, and by these fingers deposited in one of the trays `39 until this tray is filled or has received the predetermined number of sheets. As the last one of the predetermined number of sheets to be depositedv in the tray passes the switch 15 the shaft 16 is rocked by the cam and the switch thrown. The sheets now pass to the other set of fly-fingers, and by these fingers are deposited in a tray which has been placed on the receiving-table to receive them. While the sheets are passing to this tray, the first IOS ing tray, a fresh tray being placed in posi- 55 a plurality of sheets to be directed in succestoepas switch as described, so as to cause it .to de` liver a .plurality of vpapers to o ne tray and then a plurality of papers to the 4other tray, time is given to `remove the tray which has been filled and to replace it by an empty oneV whilethe other tray is being filled by the machine.

Vihile the devices which have been described are effective for the purposes set forth, it is to be understood that the invention may be carried into effect by other devices which vary widely from those which have been described. The invention is not, therefore, to be limited to the specific mechanism shown and-described.

What is claimed is.- Y

1. Thek combination with sheet-advancing means, of aplurality of deliveries, a switch,

and means for setting the switch so as to i. cause a plurality of sheets toA beV directed in 'succession to one deliveryand thena plu- 5 rality. of sheets in succession to another de- A livery, substantially, asdescribed.

. means .for setting'the, switch so .as to cause a pluralit5T of sheets to be directed in succes. sion to one delivery and then a plurality ofV sheets in succession to another delivery, and.

a plurality of vreceiving-trays capacitated for use with any delivery, substantially as described. f, v

4. The combination withsheet-advancing means, of a plurality of deliveries,- a switch, means for` automatically setting thel switch so as tocause a plurality of sheets to be directed4 in succession to one delivery and then a plu. rality of sheets inv succession to another delivery, and a plurality of receiving-trays ca. pacitated for use with any delivery, substan-l tially as described.4

5. The combination with sheet-advancing4 means,l of a plurality of-,deliveries, each of said deliveries includinga rotating fly, a switch, and means for setting the switch so as to cause sionA to one ily and then a plurality of sheets in succession to another ily, substantially as described. 4 i l v6.. The combination withsheet-advancing meansof a plurality of deliveries, each of said deliveries includingarotating iy,.a switch, and means. for automatically setting the switch so as to cause a .plurality of sheetsto be directed. in succession to one fly and then a Vplurality of sheets in; succession toanother fly, substantially as. described..

gers, substantially as described.V f

7. The combination with sheet-advancing means,ofa plurality of deliveries, each of said deliveries including a rotating ily, a switch,

means for setting the switchV soasto caus'e'a plurality of sheets to be directed in succession to one y,flyand then a' plurality of sheets in succession to anotheny, and a 'plurality of receiving-trays.capacitated for use with any delivery, substantially as described.

8. `The combination with sheet-advancing means, of a plurality ofdeliveries, each of said deliveries including a rotating ily, aswitch, means for automatically setting the switch so as to cause a plurality of sheets to be directed in succession to one fly and then a plurality of sheets in succession to another fly, and a plurality 4of receiving-trays, l capacitated for use with any delivery, substantially as described.

' 9.,The. combination with sheet-advancing l means, ,of a pair of shafts, a set of fly-.ngersl on each shaft, the ngers of one set being staggered with relation tothe other set and the.

shafts beingl so mounted thatthe fingers ofy Ico each set pass between. the fingers ofthe other set, a switch for directing the sheets from the sheet-advancing means tothe ly-ngers, and l 'l means for setting the .switch so that it-will. vdeliver a plurality ofsheets in succession to. one set of `ily-fingers and thena plurality of sheets insuccessionto theother set of fly-iin- 11. .The combination withsheet-advancing means, of a pair. of shafts, a setofly-fingers on each shaft, the. fingers of one set being.

staggered with' relation to thejother .set and the shafts being so mountedthatthefingers of each setpassbetween .the `ngers ofthe fother set, a switchfor. directing the sheets ,from the sheet-advancingmeans to the flyfingers, and means for automatically setting theswitch so that it willdeliver a plurality of sheets in succession to one set of iyfngers.;

and then a plurality of sheets in succession tothe otherset of ily-fingers, substantially as described. I

12. The combination with sheet-advancing-y means, of. a pair of shafts,.a set of fly-'fingers on each shaft, the.ngers of oneqsetbeing` fingers, and a pluralityof receivingtrayscae vpacitated for use with, either setof lingers,

s'ubstantiallyas described.

IIO

13..The combination with sheetladvancing means, of a pair of shafts, a set of fiy-fingers on each shaft, the fingers of one set being staggered with relation to the other set and the shafts being `so mounted that the fingers of each set pass between the fingers of the other set, a switch for directing the sheets from the sheet-advancing means to the fiyfingers, means for setting the switch so that it will deliver a plurality of sheets in succession to one set of fly-fingers and then a plurality of sheets in succession to the other set of fiy-fingers, and a plurality of receivingtrays capacitated for use with either set of fingers, substantially as described.

14. The combination with sheet-advancing means, of a pair of shafts, a set of fiy-fingers on each shaft, the fingers of one set being staggered with relation to the other set and the shafts being so mounted that the ngers of each set pass between the fingers of the other set, a switch for directing the sheets from the sheet-advancing means to the flyfingers, means for automatically setting the switch so that it will deliver a plurality of sheets in succession to one set of fly-fingers and then a plurality of sheets in succession to the other set of fly-fingers, and aplurality of receivingtrays capacitated for use with either set of fingers, substantially as described.

15. The combination with sheet-advancing means, of a plurality of deliveries, each delivery including a rotating fiy, a guide coperating with each fly, serrated wheels loosely mounted on the guides, and a switch operating to deliver sheets to the iies, substantially as described. y

16. The combination with sheet-advancing means, of a plurality of deliveries, each delivery including a rotating fiy, a guide coperating with each ily, serrated wheels loosely mounted on the guides, and a switch operataing to deliver sheets to the files, said switch havingserrated wheels mounted thereon,sub stantially as described.

17. The combination with sheet-ad vancing means, of a plurality of deliveries, each delivery including a rotating fiy, aguide coperating with each ily, serrated wheels loosely mounted on the guides, a switch operating to deliver sheets to the flies, said switch having serrated wheels mounted thereon, and means for setting the switch so as to deliver a plurality of sheets in succession to one fly and a plurality of sheets in succession to another y, substantially as described.

18. The combination with sheet-advancin g means, of a plurality of deliveries, each delivery including a rotating iiy, a guide coperating with each fly, serrated wheels loosely mounted on the guides, aswitch operatingto deliver sheets to the fiies, said switch having serrated wheels mounted thereon, and means for automatically setting the switch so as to deliver a plurality of sheets in succession to one fly and a plurality of shcetsin succession to another fly, substantially as described.

19. The combination with sheet-advancing means, of a 4switch cooperating therewith, said switch being provided with serrated wheels, substantially as described.

20. The combination with sheet-advancing means, of a shaft, a switch mounted on said shaft, a pair of fly-deliveries, a plurality of frames, the sides of which form guides to direct the product from the switch to the deliveries, a cam for rocking the shaft to set the switch so that it will deliver to either delivery, and means for causing the cam to come into operation and set the switch after a predetermined number of papers in succession have been directed to one delivery, substantially as described.

2l. The combination with sheet-advancing means, of a shaft, a switch mountedon said shaft, a pair of fly-deliveries, a pluralityof frames, the sides of which form guides to direct the product from the switch to the deliveries, a cam for rocking the shaft to set the switch so that it will deliver to either delivery, means for causing the cam to come into operation and set the switch after a predetermined number of papers in succession have been directed to one delivery, and a plurality of receiving-trays 'capacitated for use with either delivery, substantially as described.

22. The combination with sheetadvancing means including a pair of sheet-directing rolls, of a switch cooperating with said rolls, a shaft on which the switch is mounted, a pair of fly-shafts located below the switchshaft, a set of fly-fingers mounted on each shaft, the lingers of one set being staggered with relation to the fingers of the other set and the shafts being so mounted that the fingers of each set pass between the fingers of the other set, a plurality of frames mounted on the switch-sh aft, the sides of said frames acting as guides to direct the products from the switch to the files, and means for rocking the switch-shaft so as to cause the switch to deliver a numberof productsin succession to one set of fly-fingers and then a number of products in succession to the otherset of Ilyiingers, substantially as described.

23. The combination with sheet-advancing meansineludingapairofsheet-directingrolls, of a switch cooperating with said rolls, a shaft on which the switch is mounted, a pair of Iiyshafts located below the switch-shaft, a set of fly-fingers mounted on each shaft, the fingers of one set being staggered with relation to the lingers of the other set and the shafts being so mounted that the fingers of each set pass between the fingers of the other set, a plurality of frames mounted on the switchshaft, the sides of said frames acting as guides to direct the products from the switch to the flies, means for rocking the switch-shaft so as to cause the switch to deliver a number of products in succession to one set of Iiy-fingers and then a number of products in succession to the other set of fly-fingers, and a plurality IOO IIO

of receiving-trays capaeitated for use with.

either delivery, substantially as described.

24. The combination with a set of fly-fingers, of a yieldingly-mounted table, and a receiving-tray mounted on said table, one side ofthe tray being cut away so as to permit the lingers to pass through itin delivering the sheet, substantially as described.

25. The combination with a pair of rolls, of a shaft mounted beneath the rolls, a switch supported by the shaft, a pair of iiy-shafts mounted beneath the switch-shaftga set of flyfingers mounted on each fly-shaft, the fingers of oneshaft being staggered with'relation to the fingers of the other shafty and the shafts beingso mounted that the fingers of each set pass between the fingers of the other set, frames supported on the switch-shaft, the sides of said frames acting as guides to direct the product from the switch to the fly-frames, means for rocking the switch-shaft aso, as to cause the switch to deliver a number of papers iirst to one set of lingers and then to the other set, and a pair of yielding supports one for each iy, substantially as described.

26. The combination with a pair of rolls, of a shaft mountedY beneath the rolls, a switch supported by the shaft, a pair of fly-shafts mounted beneath the switch-shaft, a set of iiyfngers mounted on each f1y-shaft,` the iingers of one shaft being staggered with relation to the fingers ofthe other shaft and the shafts being so mounted that the fingers of each set pass between'the lingers of the other set, frames supported onA the switch-shaft, the sides of said frames acting as guides to a shaft mounted beneath the rolls, a switch' supported by the shaft, a pairof ily-shafts mounted beneath theswit'ch-shaft, a set of fly-iingers mounted 'on each iiyshaft, the fingers of one shaft being staggered with relation to the fingers of the other shaft and the shafts being so mounted that the fngers of each set pass between the fingers of thefother set, frames supported on theswitch-shaft, the

sides of said frames acting as guides to direct the product from the switch-to the {1y-fingers; `means for rocking the switch-shaft so asto cause the switch to deliver a number of pa -pers first to one set` of fingers and'then tol the other,'a pair ofyielding supports,one for each fly, and a plurality of receiving-trays,

each tray being capacitated for use with either support and having a cut-away side, substan-v tially as described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set` my hand inthe presence oftwo subscribing Witnesses. Y

' GEORGE E. READ. Witnesses:

F. W. H. CRANE,

GEO. M. BRowN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2627354 *Apr 28, 1950Feb 3, 1953John J IsellaAuxiliary tray supporting device
US5040783 *Sep 10, 1990Aug 20, 1991The Procter & Gamble CompanyRotary stacker
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB65H29/40, B65H2404/1115, B65H33/14
European ClassificationB65H29/40