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Publication numberUS730368 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 9, 1903
Filing dateJul 21, 1902
Priority dateJul 21, 1902
Publication numberUS 730368 A, US 730368A, US-A-730368, US730368 A, US730368A
InventorsJulius H Hampp
Original AssigneeJulius H Hampp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Photographic mounting-roller.
US 730368 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 730,368, dated June 9, 1903.

Application filed July 2l, 1902.

Serial No. 116,342. lilo model.)

cient inea-ns for imparting a traveling motion to a'pressure-roller, so as to make'it traverse the work on afbed of the'apparatus, said roller-operating mechanism being automatically reversible and arranged to clear the driving and idler pinions of the sprocket-geardriving mechanism.

A further object of the invention is the provision of means for easily and quickly raising the roller with relation to the bed in order that the work may be placed in position beneath the roller, certain of the roller-operating devices being especially constructed and arranged to permit of its adjustmentby the lifting devices.

With these ends in view the invention con-v sists in the novel combination, construction, and arrangement of parts, which will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

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.

Figure l is a plan view of a photographic mounting-roller constructed in accordance with my invention, Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional elevation taken inthe plane of the dotted line 22 of Fig. 1 and showing the roller-liftingmechanism in its normal lowered position. Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation similar to Fig. 2, but showing the operation of the roller-lifting mechanism. Fig. 4L is an enlarged vertical transverse section taken in the plane of the dotted line 4 4 of Fig'. 1, and Fig. 5 is a detail view of 'parts of the improvement hereinafter more particularly described. v

5 designates ahorizontal bed, and -6 6 are parallel side rails secured firmly to the 'edges of the bed to vextend upwardly therefrom and beyond one end of the saine. The apparatus is provided with the depending clampingjaws 7 at the side edges of the bed, and in these jaws are mounted the adjustable clamping-screws 8, whereby the jaws and the screws cooperate in firmly holding the bed on a table or other surface.y The side rails (i 6 are provided with the longitudinal chambers 9, the same'extending along the rails and over the bed 5, one of said chambers being shown clearly by Fig. 4. Each side rail is provided on its inner face with a horizontal longitudinal slot 10, adapted to open directly into the 'chamber 9 and arranged quite close down to the bed, one end of each slot 10 being offset, so Vas to provide a vertical part 11 adjacent vto the roller-lifting device, to be hereinafter described. Y

It will be understood that the slots 10 in the two side rails 6 6 are provided with the vertical oifsets 11, which are arranged in corresponding positions, thus making provision for the proper elevation of the traveling roller when the lifting devices are adjusted.

Each side rail 6 61l of the framework is also provided with a longitudinal slot 12, the same being formed in the outer face of the side rail and arranged above the horizontal plane of the roller-slot 10. The slot 12 is provided with beveled edges, as shown more clearly by Fig. 4, and inthis slot is snugly fitted a beveled-edge slide 13, one of said slides being fitted in each of the side rails 6 6a and the two slides adapted to have a reciprocatory movement in a rectilinear path above and parallel to the bed 5. The slides 13 are arranged to carry yoke-shaped hangers 14 14, the same straddling the side rails, as shown by Fig. 4. The outer leg of each hanger is secured firmly to one of the slides 13 by suitable screws; but the inner leg 14? of the hanger is slotted, as indicated at lele. shaped hangers are arranged in corresponding positions on the sidev rails, so that the slots 14C on the inner legs of said hangers will occupy alined relation transversely across the bed, and in these slotted legs of the hangers are fitted the end portions of a horizontal shaft 15, which carries the roller 16.

As shown by Fig. 4, the end portions ofthe shaft 15 are extended beyond the slotted legs of the hangers and carried into the slots 10 The two yokev of the side rails, the extremity of the rollershaft being headed, as at 17, and arranged to lic substantially in the longitudinal chamber 9 of the side rail. From this description it will be seen that the roller is loosely mounted in the hangers and that its shaft is fitted in the slots 10 of the side rails, thus arranging the roller in a manner to rotate freely on its axis and making the slots 10 hold the roller against vertical movement in the slotted legs of the hangers. y

13 designates an operating-shaft which is journaled in the, extended portions of the side rails 6 6, said shaft beingprovided at one end with a hand-crank 19 and being also provided with a gear 20, the latter having intermeshing engagement with a gear-pinion 21 on a horizontal counter-shaft 22. This counter-shaft is arranged parallel to the operating-shaft, and its end portions are extended through the slots 10 in the side rails, said end portions of the shaft being provided with sprocket-gears 23. (Indicated in dotted lines by Figs. 1, 2, and 3 of the drawings.) These sprocket-gears 23 are disposed within the chambers 9, near one end of the rails 6 6, and in the other endsv of said chambers 9 are mounted the idler sprocket-pinions 24, the same being also shown by dotted lines in Figs. 1, 2, and 3 and by full lines in Fig. 4.

Around the driving sprocket-pinions 23 and the idler sprocket-pinions 24 in the chambers of the two side rails pass the endless sprocketchains 25 25, the same adapted to be propelled by the gearing Vfrom the crank-shaft 13 and being housed Within the chambered side rails. The motion of the sprocket-chains 25 25L is transmitted to the slides 13 by the automatically reversible Amembers 26, the same being indicated by dotted lines in Figs. 2 and 3 and byv full lines in Figs. 4 and 5. Each reversible member is arranged in the chamber of one side rail between the slide 13 and the edge portion of the sprocket-gearing, and said reversible member is provided With an arm or nger 27, that is secured either pivotally or rigidly to one of the links of one of the sprocket-chains.

Each reversible member 26 is connected pivotallyby a pin 23 to one of the pair of slides 13, and these slides are mounted in the slotted side rails of the frame, so as to lie in the horizontal plane of the axes of the sprocketwheels 23 24. It will be seen that the motion of the chains 25 25n will carry the members along the cham bers 9, and these members impart movement to the slides 13, the latter carframe consisting of the bars 29 29"L and the cross-bar 29h, the latter uniting the bars 29 29, which are disposed Within and parallel to the side rails. This lifting -frame is pivotally mounted on the side rails by suitable pivots 30, which pass through the arms or bars 29 29, the latter being bent or offset, as shown by Figs. 2 and 3, in order to clear the shafts 13 22.

The free ends of the arms lof the liftingframe are bifurcated, as shown by Figs. 2 and 3, in order to provide the slots 31, the latter adapted to extend across the vertical offsets 11 of the roller-guiding slots 10. The crossbar 29b of the lifting-frame is provided at its middle with a finger 32, through which loosely passes a guide-stem 33, the same being supported in a fixed cross-bar 34, attached to the projecting end portions of the side rails. This stem 33 is provided with a spring 35, held in place by a nut 36, said spring resting on the finger of the pivoted frame and serving normally to depress the free ends of the frame-arms 29 29, so as to bring the slots 31 thereof into registration with the roller-guiding slots 10.

The fixed cross-bar 34 is provided with a lug 37, in which is fulcrumed a cam-lever 33 by a pin or bolt 39, the head of said lever arranged to operate the finger 32 of the pivoted lifting-frame. may be manipulated in order to impart traveling movementto the roller 16 through the described train of connections, and when the roller is in the position shown by Fig. 3 the shaft 15 thereof is adapted to enter the slots 31 of the pivoted lifting-frame and to also enter the offsets 11 of the roller-slots, whereby the cam-lever 33 may be operated in order to release the finger 32 and permit the spring 35 to act on the pivoted lifting-frame in a manner to raise the roller 16 to the elevated position shown by Fig. 3. The lever 3S may be turned to the position shown by Fig. 2 in o rder to depress the lifting-frame against the energy of the spring 35, thereby bringing the slots 31 into alinement with the slots 10 and permitting the roller-shaft to pass freely from the lifting-frame to the guide-slots of the side rails.

When the operating mechanism is manipulated to bring the reversible members 26 opposite either of the sprocket-pinions 23 or 24,

the links of the chains travel around the sprocket-pinions and the pivoted members 26 change their positions according to the positions of the links to which they are attached. The slides 13 are opposite to the sprocketwheels 23 or 24 when the members 26 and the links travel around said sprocket-wheels, and the pivots 23 of the members 26 are in alinement with the axes of the sprocket-wheels, so that the sprocket-wheels and the pivoted members turn on practically the same axis. The pivotal connection between the members 26 and the slides 13 is not disturbed when the links travel around the sprocket-wheels, because the pivots 23 permit said members 26 It is evident that the shaft 13 IOS Y raise said frame.

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to turn freely, and it will therefore be understood that the members 26 impart slidable movement to the slides 13 when said members are carried back and forth by the links of the chains.

In operation the roller 16 is lifted into the slots 11 of the frame by manipulating the hand-lever 3S and allowing the spring 35 to The photographic mount or card is placed. on the bed-piece 5, and the print is pasted to this mount. The lever 38 is now manipulated to lower the pivoted frame and the roller, andthe operator now turns the crank 19 so as to make the shafts and gearing impart traveling movement to the chains, whereby the slides, the hanger, and the roller are made to move along said frame. The roller is held in its proper position by the horizontal slots in the side framerails, and this roller traverses the print and the mount, so as to apply the pressure necessary to secure iirm adhesion of the print to the mount. As the slides approach the rear end of the frame the pivots 28 of the members 26 aline with the sprocket-Wheels 24, and these members 26 turn freely as the links pass around the sprocket-pinions. The slides and the members are now carried in a backward direction by the links of the chains;

but the roller travels in the horizontal slots Wfhen the slidesand pivoted members reach the other end of the frame, the pivots 28 of said reversible members aline with the axes of the sprocket-wheels 23, and the members are thus reversed when the links travel around the sprocket Wheels. The roller is not required to be lifted when it approaches the pivoted frame, because the pivoted members are disposed in advance or a little to one side of the roller, as shown by Figs. 2 and 3. -It is evident that the trunnions or shaft of the roller may pass into the forked arms of the frame when the pivoted members 26 are opposite to the sprocket-Wheels 23, and, if desired, the frame may be raised in order to lift the roller, thus allowing the finished mount and print to be removed, although the roller maybe caused to traverse the mount any desired number of times Without operating the lifting-frame.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure' by Letters Patent- 1. In a photograph-mounting roller, the combination With a bed, and a roller arranged to traverse the same, of traveling hangers in which the roller is revolubly mounted, endless belts at the sides of the bed, and means connecting said hangers with said endless belts.

2. In a photograph mounting roller, the combination of a bed provided with chambered side rails, endless gear elements housed Within said side rails, slides iitted to the side rails and having operative connection with said endless gear elements, hangers attached to the slides, and a roller journaled in said hangers.

3. In a photograph-mounting roller, the combination of a bed having channeled side rails, endless gear elements Within said rails, driving and idler gear members for said endless gear elements, slides mounted in the side rails, reversible members attached to the endless gear elements and pivoted to said slides, hangers carried by the slides, and a roller journaled in said hangers.

4. In a photographmounting roller, the combination of a bed provided with chambered and slotted-side rails, slides conned in certain slots of said rails, hangers attached to said slides, a roller having its shaft journaled in the hangers and tted in slots in the siderails, to be guided thereby, and means for imparting slidable movement to said slides.

5. In a photograph-mounting roller, the combination with a bed, and side rails provided with horizontal and vertical connected slots, of a lifting-frame having forked mem= bers arranged to register with the slots in said rails, and a roller conined in the slots^in the rails and adapted to enter the forked mem= bers of the lifting-frame.

6. In a photograph mounting roller, the combination of a bed having side rails provided With horizontal and vertical connected slots, a roller arranged to travel in said slots in the rails, a lifting-frame pivotally supported above the bed and having forked members arranged to register with said slots in the rails, and means for operating said lifting-frame.

7. In a photograph mounting roller, the combination of a bed, slotted rails thereon, a roller having its shaft fitted in said slots in the rails, a lifting-frame pivoted to the rails and provided at one end with a finger and With forked members arrangedto register With the slots in the rails, a stem passing through the finger of said frame, a spring cvonned on the stem and engaging `with said finger, and a cam-lever also engaging with said finger of the lifting-frame.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specication in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.


' Vitnesses:

' G. J. M. KETNER,

Mrs. S. B. KETNER.


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