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Publication numberUS778892 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 3, 1905
Filing dateMar 24, 1902
Priority dateMar 24, 1902
Publication numberUS 778892 A, US 778892A, US-A-778892, US778892 A, US778892A
InventorsGeorge F Read
Original AssigneeRobert Hoe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Anti-offset mechanism.
US 778892 A
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PATENTED JAN. 3, 1905.v

G. F. READ. ANTI'OFPSET MECHANISM.

Patented January 3, 1905.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

GEORGE F. READ, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO ROBERT HOE, OF

NEW YORK, N. Y.

ANTI-FFSET MECHANISNI.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. '77 8,892, dated January 3, 1905. Application lled March 24, 1902. Serial No. 99,668.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, GEORGE F. READ, a citizenv ders of printing-presses,and particularly antiodset devices of the class including a fountain for ink-repellent fluid and rolls for conveying the fluid therefrom and depositing it in a thin layer or film on the surface of the impressioncylinder as the latter revolves during the operation of the press.

The present invention has for its object the provision of an anti-offset device of this character containing no reciprocating rolls and which is otherwise of simple construction and which will, moreover, be reliable and effective in operation for the purpose of supplying the ink-repellent Huid uniformly and otherwise properly to the surface of the impression-cylinder.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure v1 is an elevation, partly in section, of a portion of a printing-press equipped with an antioffset device embodying the present invention; and Fig. 2 is a detail of aportion of the anti-offset device.

Referring to said drawings, T represents the type-cylinder, and I the impression-cylinder of a printing-couple, the latter being driven in the direction indicated by the arrow in Fig. 1Q This impression-cylinder is equipped with an anti-offset device consisting of a distributing-roll a, contacting with the surface of the cylinder, a depositing-roll b, contacting with said distributing-roll, a fountain c for ink-repellent fluid, and a wickld, one end of which rests in the fountain and the other end of which passes over a support e, so as to contact with the depositing-roll b and supply thereto ink-repellent fluid which it withdraws from fountain c by capillary action.

The depositing-roll I is driven by an intermediate e", which meshes with gear r1 on impression-cylinder I and with a gear g on the shaft of roll b, whichlatter gear g also meshes with a gear /t on the shaft of distributing-roll a, so as to drive the latter roll. The roll a may have the same surface speed as the impression-cylinder; but it is preferred that it should have a diferent surface speed, and the gearing z' g /L is therefore such as to drive said roll t at a surface speed slightly less than that of the impression-cylinder.

The distributing-roll t is, as usual in antioffset devices,preferably provided with ablanket or covering j of yielding material.

The support e for the wick d may be of any suitable forni; but it is preferable that its upper surface should lne-curved, as shown, so as to reduce the amount of surface contact of the roll b with the wick. It is also preferable that this support be rotarily adjustable, so that as the wick wears fresh portions may be shifted into position for contact with roll t, and for this reason it is shown as in the form of a roll journaled in brackets o at opposite sides of the machine, (only one of said brackets being shown.) When in the form of a roll, as shown, the wick will be secured at one end to the roll and wound upon it as it is used up.

It is desirable also that the roll e or other' support should be held securely in the position to which it is thus rotarily adjusted, and for this purpose locking means are provided consisting of a toothed wheel 7c on roll e and a spring-pawl Z, fast to the bracket 0, and which when the roll c has been adjusted drops between two teeth of Wheel 7c, and thus locks roll e in its adjusted position.

It is desirable also that the roll or support e should be adjustable toward and from theroll so as to regulatel the pressure between the wick and roll and thereby determine the quantity of the ink-repellent Huid supplied to the depositing-roll For this purpose the brackets 0, in which the roll or support e is mounted, are pivoted to the frame of the machine and are provided with adjustingscrews p on opposite sides of their lower ends, whereby the brackets, andwith them the support or roll e, may be adjusted upwardly or downwardly and fixed in their position of adjustment.

Coacting with roll e is a pressure-roll a, mounted in the pivoted brackets 0, and'which bears against wick (l and presses surplus fluid therefrom, which is returned to fountain c. The pressure of roll n, upon wick d is determined by the position relatively to said roll of the roll @,which is mounted in sliding bearings q, controlled by set-screws r, so that said roll e may be adjusted to and from roll u.

The depositing-roll also is preferably provided with a scraper s, mounted in a bracket having adjusting-screws u.

What is claimed isl. The combination with an impression-cylinder, of a fountain for ink-repellent fiuid, a distributing-roll, means for conveying iiuid from the fountain to the distributing -roll comprising a wick leading from the fountain, and a support for the wick adjustable rotarily to shift the wick and also toward and from the distributing roll, substantially as described.

2. The combination with an impression-cylinder, of a fountain for ink-repellent fluid, a distributing-roll, a depositing-roll,l means for l conveying fluid from the fountain to the depositing-roll comprising a wick leading from the fountain, and a support for the wick ad` justable rotarily to shift the wick and also toward and from the depositing-roll, substantially as described.

3. The combination with an impression-cylinder, of a fountain for inkrepellent iiuid, a Y distributing-roll, means for conveying fluid from the fountain to the distributing-roll comprising a wick leading from the fountain, a rotarily adjustable supporting roll for the wick, a pressure-roll coacting therewith to press surplus iiuid from the wick, and an ad justable bracket carrying said supporting-roll and pressureroll whereby they may be adjusted toward and from the distributing-roll, substantially as described.

4L. The com bination with an impression-cylinder, of a fountain for ink-repellent fluid, a distributingroll, means for conveying' iuid from the fountain to the distributing-roll comprising a wick leading from the fountain, a rotarily adjustable supporting roll for the wick, a pressure-roll coacting therewith to press surplus fluid from the wick, and an adjustable bracket carrying said supporting-roll and pressure-roll whereby they may be adjusted toward and from the distributing-roll, said supporting and pressure rolls being adjustable relatively to each other to vary the pressure upon the wick, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

GEORGE F. READ. Witnesses:

F. W. H. CRANE, W. F. MORGAN.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB41F22/00