US 943342 A
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GUSHIONED SUPPORT FOR STAMPING DEVICES.
APPL ICATION FILED JUNE 5, 1909.
Patented Dec. 14, 1909.
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0F PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
CUSHION'ED $UPPORT F618 STAMPING DEVICES.-
Specification of Le tters Patent.
Patented Dee. it, nice.
Application filed June 5, i909, Serial No. 500,272.
To all whom it may concern.-
lie it known that I, Josnrn Dtrmsnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident ofthc city and county of Philadelphia, State 'ania, have invented an Improvement in Cushioned Supports for Stamping Devices, of which the following is a specification.
My invention has reference to cushioned su iports for stamping devices, and consists ofjcertain improvements fully set forth in the following specifications and shown in the-drawings which form a part thereof.
Dating stamps used in railroad ticket ofiices, in their operation are subject to considerable jar which creates unpleasantnoises when struck and also tires the operator on account of the non-yielding character of the machine. To overcome these ditliculties, it has been customary in sonic-cases to employ a soft rubber or felt pad which rests upon the table or counter and uponwhich the dating stamp'is placed, the. said pad acting means to d 'eadcn the sound and to give a yielding support to the dating stamp to reduce the stritinapon the'operator when In other cases, the head of the movable hammer or platenof the dating stamp has been covered with a rub- I by the hand.
striking the stamp.
oer cap or head which is struck The latter construction is not satisfactor sinceit does not deadeu the noise due to .1- bration of the dating stamp upon the table or counter, and the former is objectionable in that it is expensive and necessitates being separately handled when moving the dating stamp from place to place upon the counter.
The object of my invention is to provide for a dating or other stamping device which may be readily aplied or detached and which becomes part of the stamping machine in use so as to be moved with the machine when it is moved place. Moreover it is the ob firm which is exceedingly effective and inexpensive.
My invention consists of a wire clamping device, adapted to clamp uponthe base portions or other parts of the stamp,
and hav ing holding portions provided with feet of yielding material upon 'whiclt the dating stamp rests.
My invention also comprehends details of construction which, together with the teamusic-Ewan ii-ra n,
the dating stamp "rests directly tures above specified, will be better understood by reference to the drawings, in which;
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a dating stamp having my improved cushion snp ports supplied thereto; Fig. 2 is an inverted plan view of a portion of the same; Fig. 3 is a perspectiveview of my improved cushion support, removed fromthe dating stamp; and Fig. 4 is an elevation of one of the cushion fcet removed.
A is the stamping device, and is provided with the base portions B, B which have flanges C. The stamping device maybe of any suitable character, the form shown being the ordinary dating stamp generally used in railroad ticket oiiices. 1
My improvement may be considered as being fully disclosed in Fig. 3, which shows the general construction of one of the cash-- ion devices 'I) removed from the stamping machine. Referring to this structure, E is is bent upward into the hooked shape 'jaw F and also at end portions bent into hook shape aws H, H. tions of the wire between 1aws The intermediate por- H and F are twisted into loops G, and the extreme end portions of the wire are bent into loops 1'. A spring J may be connected with the loops 1 so asto draw the two H, H toward each other.
K, K are feet of rubber or other yielding material and these are forcedthrough the looped .portions G, and providedat their top with flanged portions L, upon which the bottom of the base 3 of the dating stamp rests. These yielding feet K may be provided with annular grooves M into which the ring portion G'of the wire frames snaps, and by which the elastic or cushion feet are held to -and the jaws H, H clamp over the side flanges of the base and are :held tightly thereon by the c'oil -s1')ring.J. ;The ba'se"of upon the flange portions L of the elastic feet K; and when the device is in position upon the dating stamp, is evident that these cushion feet cannot ar out or become s para ted f om the wire frame E. Ordinarily, two of the cushion supports D shown in Fig. 3, would be employed with a dating stamp and this would be the case whether the base of the stamp was provided with two independent bases 13, B or whether it had one large flan ed base.
I ave shown my cushion support in the form which I have found well adapted for the purposes for which my invention is intended, but it is evident that the wire structure may be bent or twisted into other forms or shapes while supporting the rubber or elastic feet and hence I do not restrict myself to the particular shape shown, as the illustration given is to be taken as an ex ample of the nature of my invention rather than as a limitation thereof. .It is also evident that, while the coil spring J is desirable,
it isnot essential, because the wire frame E may be made of such strength that the coil parts G may'constitute spring portions for insuring the clamping jaws H, H clamping the flanged base of the dating stamp stamped. This spring action while advantageously secured'b the structure of the wire frame E itself, 1s nevertheless improved and made more positive by the use of the coil-spring chain.
The sha s of the jaws I and H and also the generifl shape of the frame E may be variedto suit the bases of the different stamping machines to which my improvement might be applied, without departing from the spirit of the invention; and likevwise each of the frames may be provided with a plurality of the elastic or cushion feet to suit the duty required of the device, and I, therefore, do not restrict myself to the details of the invention.
Having now described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. In a cushion support for stamping machines, a wire frame having upwardly extending overhanging clamping jaws, combined with a plurality of downwardly extending yielding feet secured to said frame.
'2. .In a cushion support for stamping machines, a wire frame having upwardly extending overhanging clamping jaws and also having a plurality of looped portions, combined with a plurality of downwardly extending yielding feet secured to the looped portions of said frame. 5 3. Ina cushion support for stamping ma-' chines, a wire frame having a plurality of upwardly extending clamping jaws and 3 looped portions intermediate of the jaws,
combined with downwardly extending cusheaasaz ion feet having annular grooves to receive the loo ed portions of the frame and having flange portions extending above the looped portions of the frame.
4. In a cushion support for stamping machines, a wire frame having a plurality of upwardly extending clamping jaws and looped portions intermediate of the jaws, combined with downwardly extending cushion feet having annular grooves to receive the loo ed' portions of the frame and having fiangec portions extending above thelooped ortions of the frame, and a sprin device or drawing twofof the clamping aws to-- ward each other.
5. In a cushion support for stamping devices, a wire frame bent into substantially U shape and having its middle portion bent into an upwardly extending jaw and its end portions also bent into upwardly extending jaws, combined with elastlc portions secured to the frames intermediate of the jaws and extending downward and away from the jaws.
Q. In a cushion support for stamping devices, a wire frame bent into substantially U shape and having its middle portion bent into an upwardly extending jaw and its end ortions also bent into upwardly extending aws, combined with elastic portions secured to .the frames intermediate of the jaws and extending downward and away from the jaws, and a coiled spring for drawing the two end jaws toward each other.
7. A cushion supportfor a dating stamp consisting of a metal frame having a plurality. of upwardly extending overhanging clamping jaws, combined with a plurality of downwardly extending elastic feet widely separated.
8-. A cushion support for a dating stamp consisting of a metal spring frame made of bent .wire having a plurality of upwardly extending and overhanging: clamping jaws, combined with a plurality of downwardly extending elastic feet widely separated.
9. cushion support for a dating stamp consisting of a metal frame having a plurality of upwardly extending overhanging clamping aws and also a plurality of looped portions. combined with a plurality of independent downwardly extending elastic feet removably secured respectively to-the looped portions of the metallic plate.
In testimony of which invention, I here unto set my hand.
J OSEIII DUBISEE.
Witnesses It. M. HUNTER, It. M. KELLY.