US 911838 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. v. NAPIER.
PRESS FEEDEBS FINGER $TALL.
APPLIOATION FILED SEPT. 30, 1907.
I 911,838; I Patented Feb. 9, 1909.
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ARY V. NAPIER, OF DODGE CITY, KANSAS.
. PRESS-FEEDERS FINGER-STALL.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 9, 1909.
ApPlicatipn filed September 30, 1907. Serial No. 395.150.
Be it known that I, ARY V. NAPIER, a citi- States, residing at Dodge City, in the county of Ford and State of Kansas, have invented new and useful Im rovements in Press-Feeders Finger-Sta ls, of which the following is a specification.
' This invention relates to a fingerstall for the' use of press feeders; and it has for its object to provide a finger stall having a coating or covering of abrasive material that will frictionally engage the sheets that are being fed to or removed fromthe press; especially the sheets that are beingremoved from the press after receiving an 1m ression, the purpose being to cause such s eets to be positively enga ed so that they will bereadily mani ulate without danger of slipping.
A urtherobject of the invention is to provide a fin er stall havin a coarse abrasive coating. w ereby printed sheets having so narrow a margin that the freshly rinted surface is liable to be touched by the and of the operator may be manipulated without danger of smearing the ink or blurring the freshly printed surface; the latter being engaged directly by the abrasive material thus enabling the sheets to be moved or slid aside without danger of rubbing or smearing.
Further objects of the invention are to simplify and improve .the construction and operation of this class of devices.
With theseand othenends in view which will readily appear as thehiature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the improved construction andnovel' arrangement and combination of parts which will be hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawing. has been illustrated a simple and preferred form of the invention; it being, however, understood that no limitation is necessarily made to the precise structural details therein exhibited,
ut that changes, alterations and modificationswithin the scope of the invention may be resorted to when desired. In the drawing,
Figure 1 is a perspective View showing the improved finger stall applied to the hand in position for operation. ig. 2 is a side elevation showing the im-. proved finger stall detached. Fig. 3 is a ongitudinal sectional view.
Corresponding arts in the several figures are denoted by li re characters of reference.
The body 1 of the improved finger stall is finger stalls from a sheet .may be engpreferably made of textile material and of conventional shape, consisting of a tube of suitable dimensions closed at one end. It is to be understood, however, that no limitation-is made to the use of textile material, inasmuch as any suitable material may be employed; it is further to be understood that the said finger stall may be woven or manufactured in one piece, or it may be manufactured from a suitable sheet of blank mate rial having its edges joined by stitching or otherwise. coating or covering 2 of coarse abrasive material, such as sand or emery; the same being applied thereto by means of glue or cement, or .in any suitable manner; it being understood that it is entirely within the scope of the invention to manufacture the improved of coarse emery cloth.
Theopen end of the tube constitutin fingerstall is provided with an-elastic band 3 of rubber or other suitable material which serves to retain the finger stall securel n position upon the finger to which it is 'PP ied said elastic band being held securely in position by any suitable means. The presence of the elastic retaining band is particularly desirable owing to the fact that the bed of the finger stall is usuall and preferab y made of non-elastic materia and it would be liable to slip and become detached from the fin er of the operator but for the presence of 516 elastic retainin band.
n operation, the im roved ger stall is usually a plied to the rst finger'of the left hand of the operator; it being made of suitable dimensions to fit snugly upon the first joint of the finger, and the entire exterior surface of said finger stall being covered .with the abrasive substance, so that it will operate successfully in any osition in which "it may be laced upon the nger, and moreover, as t 1e abrasive substance becomes worn or detached from any particular spot, the finger stall may be partia ly rotated and a fresh surface ex osed for operation. The sheets that are to be removed from the ress agedby the finger stall wit out danger of s ipping or sliding, and liability of rubbing or smearing is thus prevented or reduced to a minimum. By the use-of the improved device, much time will besaived, inasmuch as slipping is prevented; and wgsta e caused by smearing or blurring lsprac'ticdlly obviat ged.
The body 1 is provided with a the- A press may be fed much faster by the use of this device, it not being necessary to engage the printed sheet in any particular unprinted spot. I
Finger stalls made of rubber and provided with integral projections of conical, pyramidal or other sha es have heretofore been used to assist in t e manipulation of sheets or leaves, for the pur ose of turning the same; a device of this 0 iaracter is radically difierent from my invention and could not be utilized as a substitute therefor. Projections of rubber, or other flexible or bendable nature would cause the fresh ink to smear or smudge, and the prime object of the invention would thus be defeated. I am also aware that leaf turning finger rings have been provided with sharpened pins adapted for engagement with the sheets; 3
such pins are liable to pierce more than a single sheet and, in any event, are liable to pierce the sheet to such an extent as to render the operation diiticult and uncertain. My improved finger stall consisting of flexible material having a coating of abrasive material, such as sand or coarse emery, 1S materially different from devices heretofore used, and is thoroughly eflicient for the pur-- poses for which it is rovided.
Havin thus fully escribed the invention, what is claimed as new is2- A thirnble-shaped press feeders finger stall of relatively non-elastic material, having a closed, semi-spherical outer end, an open, inner end, an annular, elastic retaining band on the outer side of said inner end, and further having an exterior coating on its substantially cylindrical portion and semi spherical outer end, said coatin consisting of non-flexible abrasive material, providing points to frictionally engage a freshly printed sheet surface without smearing the same.
In testimony whereof I allix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
ARY V. NAPIER.
LEWIS A. MADIsoN, HENRY DowDY.