US 760371 A
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No. 760,371. PATENTED MAY 17, 1904.
W. G. BAKER.
RIBBON SHIELD FOR TYPE WRITING MACHINES. APPLICATION FILED 001'. so, 1903.
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UNITED STATES Patented May 17, 1904.
RIBBON-SHIELD FOR TYPE-WRITING MACHINES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 760,371, dated May 17, 1904. Application filed October 30, 1903. Serial No. 179,230- (No model.)
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Be it known that I, VVAL'rm: (l. BAKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Ribbon-Shields for Type-Writing Machines, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a removable shield for the exposed portion of the ink-ribbon in a type-writing machine; and it consists in an improved removable shield constructed and applied substantially as herein set forth.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a top View of the ribbon-plate as heretofore employed on the Remington typewriting machine. Fig. 2 represents the same provided with my improved removable shield for the ribbon. Fig. 3 represents a section taken in the line 3 3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 represents a top-view of the shield removed from the ribbon-plate. Fig. 5 represents a side edge view of the same. Fig. 6 represents a rear edge view. Fig. 7 represents an under side View. Fig. 8 represents the top View of a ribbon-plate as used on the Smith-Premier type-writing machine. Fig. 9 represents a top View of the same with my improved ribbon-shield attached thereto.
sents an under side view of the same.
In the drawings, A, Fig. 1, represents the ribbon-plate of a Remington type-writing machine, and B the ink-ribbon, which being Fig. 10 repre-' exposed at the space a is liable to smut'the fingers of the operator, and to remove this 35 liability I provide the shield C, formed of sheet metal and having the ears 6 b, which are adapted for sliding engagement with the edges 0 0 of the ribbon-platc. The forward end d of the shield is preferably turned down 4 of the ribbon-plates removed from the ma- 5 chine, and (J the ribbon-shield, the said. shield being provided with the engaging ears 7) [2, adapted for sliding engagement with the edges 0 0 of the ribbon-plate, as before described.
I claim as my invention The combination with the ribbon-plate of a type-writing machine, of the removable ribbon-shield provided with the engaging ears adapted for sliding engagement with the 0pposite edges of the ribbon-plate, to cover the 60 exposed portion of the ink-ribbon, substantially as described.
' WVALTER O. BAKER. Witnesses:
ANDREW J PITSTON.