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Publication numberUS950014 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1910
Filing dateSep 30, 1907
Priority dateSep 30, 1907
Publication numberUS 950014 A, US 950014A, US-A-950014, US950014 A, US950014A
InventorsJohn A Boyce
Original AssigneeJohn A Boyce
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for associating, cutting, collecting, folding, and delivering newspapers.
US 950014 A
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J. A. BOYCE.

APPARATUS FOR ASSOOIATING, GUT'I'ING, GOLLEGTING, FOLDING, AND DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS.

APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 30, 1907.

950,01 4. Patented Feb. 22, 1910.

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j v JOHNA.BOYCE- J. A. BOYCE. APPARATUS FOR ASSOOIATING, GUTTING, COLLECTING, FOLDING, AND DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS.

APPLIUATION FILED SEPT. 30, 1907. 950,01 4. Patented Feb. 22, 1910.

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Win 8446! Qfivvamim: JOHN A..BOYC E.

JOHN A. BOYCE, OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.

APPARATUS FOR ASSOCIATING, CUTTING, COLLECTING, FOLDING, AND DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 22, 1910.

Application filed September 80, 1907. Serial No. 395,152.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN A. Boron, a

.resident of the city of Springfield in the county of Sangamon and State of Illinois,

and a subject of His Majesty Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Ireland, have declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States, as evidenced by the Cartificate of the county clerk of Sangamon county, Illinois, now on file in the Patent Ofliccbe it further known that I have invented a certain new and useful Apparatus for Associating, Cutting, Collecting, Folding, and Delivering News a rs, of which the following is such a ful c ear, and exact description as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use my said invention.

The apparatus herein set forth is ada ted for use in cooperation with rotary per coting presses such as are well known in the art.

This invention relates primarily to the relative arrangement of the mechanisms as hereinafter set forth and the purposes of the invention are;'to.provide an apparatus adapted to cotiperate with rotary-printing couples equipped with lates having columns lengthwise of the p ate cylinders; and equally adapted to cpiiperate with rotary printing couples equipped with plates having columns circumferential to the plate cylinders; the apparatus used with printin couples havin vcircumferential columns, di fering from t e apparatusused with printing couples having lengthwise columns only in that the width of the formers and the diameters of the carrier and cutter cylinders to the different lengths and diameters of e plate cylinders; to provide associating devices, cutter devices, carrier I devices and folder devices in such relation to each other that they will beefiective to roduce papers with or without sup lements 1n case len hwise columns are use {and in case circumferential columns are used; and to provide a pluralityof associating devices, carrier devices, combined cutter and collecting devices, and folder devices ada ted to produce papers in sections, collect t e sections and told them together and de sit all of the folded papers on a single elivery device. The mechanical elements of thiajlpplratus are in the main substantially the some ,as the elements described in my application for patent for improvement in apparatus for printing and folding papers, Serial Number 336,856, filed October 1, 1906, and

. to which reference is hereby made. The annexed drawin s are therefore in the nature of diagrams esigned to show the position, relation, and cooperation of the various instrumentalities.

In the diagrams cylinders and rollers are represented by circles; gear wheels are represented by the pitch circles of the wheels, and folder blades, cutter blades, cutting woods,- strip ers, pins, etc. are represented conventiona y.

. Referring to the drawings,* in which similar reference characters dwignate like parts in the several views: Figure 1 is a diagram showing in front-end-elevation an ap aratiis comprising formers, main-carrier cy inders, supplement cutter and carrier devices, main cutter and collecting cylinders, folder rollers andwa delivery devicepand illustrates the run of the webs and sheets when papers with supplements are being produced from webs printed by printing couples equipped with lates having lengthwise columns, and. also illustrates the run of webs and sheets printed byprinting couples equipped with plates havin columns circumferential 'to' the plate cylin ers, when producing a paper in sections and collecting the sections and folding them together. Fig. 2 is a diagram showing in end elevation, as viewed from the rear, the gears connected with themain carrier cylinders, the combined cutter and collecting cylinders and the'folder rollers and the train of gears driving said cylinders and rollers. Fig. 3 is a diagram showing in top plan the mechanism situated below the line w, w, of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a dia rammatic perspective view, on an enlarge scale, of the preferable means for operating the pins of the supplement cutter and carrier cylinders and the main carrier cylinders, and Fig. 5 is a diagrammatic view, on an enlarged scale, of the means for operating the pins of the combined cutter and collecting cylinders.

The method of operating the apparatus when, used with printing couples having lengthwise -columns is somewhat different from the method of operating it when used Iifll couples havin circumferential co amns: and in order at this difference in operation maybe readily described and understood I have used in the drawings reference lettersprovided with exponents, to indicate difl'erent relations and operations of the mechanisms comprised in the apparatus.

The apparatus shown in the drawings is adapted to coiiperate with a fourlate-wide rotary perfecting press having eit er printing couples with lengthwise columns, or printing cou les with circumferential columns, and wi I operate u on webs one-pagewide, two-page-Wide, tir'ee-page-wide, or four-pai'ge-wide.

The ormers proved construction and are so situated relative to the printing couples that the continuously moving web or v ebs perfected by the printi couples will run over the u per edge 0 the formers and downward a ong the formers. Revoluble slitters a, a and a to the web, webs,'or web-members running thereon and cause said web, webs, or webmembers as the case ma be, to run laterally relative to the initial line of travel of said web, webs, or web-members; and in case plate cylinders with circumferential columns are need, said formers also serve to fold longitudinally a single two-plateswide web, or a plurality of two-plate-wide webs, or a plurality of two-plate-wide web-members, that is to say, if the width of a web is a multiple of the width of two plates, said web ma be slitted to form a plurality of web-menu rs each two plates wide. In short the formers are in fact combined associating, folding and webturning devicesadapted to associate and fold a web two lates in width running from a single deck 0 the machine or a web a multiple of two plates in width running from a single deck; or a plurality of two-fpla'te-wide webs running from a plurality o a plurality of webs each a multiple of two plates in width runnin fro a p urality of decks of a multiple-deed: ma dliine.

Main carrier cylinders B and B hereinafter more particularly described, are in r0 1' position to receive longitudinally ol ed webs, or web-members, runnin downward from the formers A and A. an supplement sheets runni and carrier cylinders F ant G as hereinafter described.

A and A may be of any api decks; or i 1,

,curnferential wall of, the cylinder. from the cutter Combined cutter and collecting cylinders E and E are secured on revoluble shafts c and and coiiperate With the main carrier cylinders B and B respectively. y

The cylinders B and B are fixed o1i revolnble shafts b and Z1 respectively. Spur wheels B and B are secured on the shafts I) and b respectively. Cog pinions (l and C turn and are slidable on stationary studs U and (.l" and mesh with the spur wheels B and B respectively. The pinion C may be driven by a suitably )laced wheel 1) se cured on a rcvoluble sha t d of the printing machine, or may be actuated by any other suitable means; or the wheel 0 may in like manner be driven by a similar wheel I) secured on a shaft cl us may be most convenient in practice. For the present purposes the wheel I) will be deemed the main drive.

Folder rollers H, H H and H are scoured on revoluble shafts h, 117-, h and If respectively. Spur inions H and H are secured on the shaf ts h and h and mesh with the pinions C and-C respectively. Intermeshing spur pinions it and h (Fig. 3) are secured on the shafts h, If and similar pinions it and h" are secured on the shafts l1 and 11. respectively.

The supplement cutter and carrier cylinders F and G are secured on revolnblc shafts f and g respectively. Intermeshing spur wheels K and K are secured on the shafts f and res ectively. The cylinder F has longitudinal nives f and f and two sets of retractile pins f and f, each set comrising two or more ins arranged in a row engthwise of the ey lnder. The knives are situated in advance of the pins, viewed in the direction of the revolution of the cylinder, and the ins engage with the leading end of the we -member running on the cylinder. The sets of pins f and f "may be actuated by any suitable means adapted to project and retract one set of ins once for each revolution of the cylin er and also adapted to project and retract both sets of pins once for each revolution of the cylinder. In the latter case said sets of pins will be alternately in o eration, first one set, and then the other. he preferable meanseffective to produce the above described operation of the sets of,.piits (shown in Figs. and 4) will now be described.

' Oscillative shafts j and. f extend lengthwise of the cylinder F and one end of each shaft rejects beyond the end of the cylinder; plus i are secured on the shaft fPyand pins f are secured on the shaft f and are adapted to be projected outward through corresponding holes (not shown), in the cir- Arms 1' 'g. 4) are connected with the projecting parts of the shafts f and f" in such manner that the arms may he slid on the shafts to adjust the arms relative to the cam plate F, and when the arms are set in the desired position on the shafts the arms may he socured by set screws f'", or equivalent securing devices. Revoluhle little rollers f are mounted on the arms f and are adapted to run on the perimeter of the plate F. A circular plate i stationary on the main frame, has its center in line with the axis of the cylinder 1, and has a ring-member f, and a cam-member I, each one-half the thickness of the plate. By loosening the set screws 7''" the arms and f ma ,be moved to the right or the left ant set in such position that. either or both of the rollers 7' will run around on the member or may he set in such position that one of the rollers f will run around on the membcr j and the other will run around on the member f During the time that the rollers are running on the raised part of the member f the pins f or f as the case may be, will be projected through the corre sponding holes in the wall of the cylinder F and will have hold on the leading end of the web-member running on the cylinder; and at all other times the pins will be retracted. The ins f and f may be retracted by any suitable means, such for example as a spring f, having one cnd connected with the arm f and the other end connected withany suitable fixed su port and acting on the arm f, as shown in ig. 4 to hold the little roller f in contact with the surface f, or f, as the case may be.

A cylinder G is fixed on a revoluble shaft.

g. A stationary circular cam late G has its center in line with the axis 0 the cylinder G and has a ring-member g and a cammcmber g similar to like arts of the camplate F The cylinder has longitudinal cuttingwoods g and g of usual construction, and is equipped with rctractive pins similar to the pins f and f already described. When the pins of the cylinder '1 are projected the pins of the cylinder G .are retracted, and conversely when the pins of the cylinder G are projected the pins of the cylinder F are retracted; it is obvious therefore that the pins of both cylinders cannot operate upon the same sheet at the some Strip crs f of the usual construction, strip t e sheets from the cylinder F and similar strippers g strip thoshhcts from the cylinder G. Suitable guidesg guide the sheets from thecylinder G to the roilers .Mand M. Combined strippers and guides m strip the sheets from t e roller M and lead them to the cylinder B. A spur wheel K secured on the shaft f meshes with and drives a similar spur wheel K securedpn the shaft Rollers M and M are secured onrevoluble shafts m and m. l A s v ion M is connected with the shaft m and meshes with the spur wheels 13 and K. The

r pin-.

pinion M is connected with a revoluble shaft m by a set screw or equivalent securing device (not shown), so that the pinion may he set; in litl'erentv positions on the shaft, to control the operations of the cylinders I and (i. hen the cylindcrs are in use the pinion M will be driven by the wheel I) and will drive the pinion K; and when it. is desired to place the cylinders ilrdisuse the pinion M will he slid outward and secured on the shaft out of mesh with the wheels B and K.

The cylinders B and l5 and their appurtenances are alike, so a description of one will sutlice for both. The cylinder B Figs.

has cutting woods I) and Z); and projectile pins b and If constructed and arranged to operate the same as like parts of cylinder G. A stationary cam-plate 13" similar to the cam-plate F serves to cause timelyopcration of the pins Zr and b. The cylinder B also has periodically revoluble folder blades 0"" and 6 of any approved construction adapted to coiipcrate with the folder rollers H and H in the usual well known manner. The pins 0 and b are arranged to engage the leading end of the'cut; sheets upon the cylinder and hold them in such position that the folder blades b and I), acting on the sheets will project the central part of the sheets outward into position to be seized and folded by the folder rollers H and H 1 Slotted camlates b and b are connected with one end 0 the cylinder B by bolts b", or equivalent connecting devices. The carnplates 5 and engage with the roller 6" of the cylinder E to actuate the pins as here inafter described. By loosening the nuts on the bolts b the cam-plates b and b may be adjusted radially on the end of the cylinder to cause the cam-plates to project beyond 01' to lie within the circumference of the cylindcr; according as the cam-plates are to be active or inactive; and when the oampletcs are properly adjusted they may be secured by tightening the nuts on the bolts b.' The cam-plates 6 and b" will project beyond the cylinder and be effective only when the cylinder E is used as a collecting cylinder; at all other times they will lie within the circumference of the cylinder and will be ineffective. I

The cylinder F is a carrier cylinder and the cylinder G is also a combined cutter and corner cylinder, For convenience in descri tion the male/cylinder F is hereinafter esignated as the first supplement cutter and carrier cylinder and the female cylinder G is designated as the second supplement cutter and carrier 0 1mder, but it is, obvious that the terms rat and second may be applied tosaid cylinders indiscriminately. The main carrier cylinder B is likewise designated as the first v combined cutter and l and 5 is fixed on a rc volublc shaft 7) and i main carrier cylinder, and the main carrier 1 the adjacent part of the cylinder B. The

cylinder B is designated as the second main carrier cylinder, but the terms first and second are applicable to said main carrier cylinders indiscriminately.

The combined cutter and collecting cylinders E and E and their appurtenances are alike, so a description of one will suflice for both. The cylinder E (Figs. 1 and 5) is secured on a revoluble shaft 6, and has longitudinal knives c of the usual construction, cotiperating with the cutting woods b and b of the cylinder B. Projectile pins e are mounted on an oscillative shaft 6*. The lines along which the knives e and c of the cylinders E and E cut on the cutting woods of the cylinders B and B; the line along which the knives f and f of the cylinder F cut on the cutting woods of the cylinder G and the lines of contact of the folder rollers H and H and the lines of contact of the folder rollers H and I will hereinafter be designated as the contact lines of the main cutter cylinders the supplement cutter cylinder and the folder rollers respectively. A stationary annular late E is adjacent to one end of the cylin er E and has its center in line with the axis of the cylinder. The rin e of the plate E has an opening 0 adapte to permit the assage of the -roller e as hereinafter descri ed. A shaft e is mounted to oscillate within the cylinder and one end of said shaft projects be .yond the end of the cylinder. An arm 6,

secured on the projecting part of'the she 6 carries a roller 6 which, when the cylindef is turning, runs in contact with the ring A sprin e acts against the arm e and normally hofds the arm in such position that the roller e will travel on the outer surface of the rin e and the pins e will be, retracted. hen the plate 6 (or b, as the case may be) on the cylinder B engages with the roller c and pushes it inward, the arme will move inward and will turn the shaft a so as to cause the pins .6 to project andthe roller 6" traveling on the inside of the ring will keep the pins projected during one revolution of the cylinder and when the roller again arrives at the opening it will pass outward through the opening and'cause retraction of the pins, and thereafter the rollere 'will continue to run on the outer surface of the ring a and the pins will r emain retracted until the roller 6 is again pushed inward by the plate I) or Z), as the case may he.- The projecting pins (2 will engage and hold the leading end of the sheet situated on the adjacent part of the cylinder B and carry the sheet once around with and tipon the cylinder E; whereupon the pins e will be retracted, the pins b (or bf, as the case may be) of the cylinder B will come into action and the sheet will be transferred to and collected with the sheets carried on the connected cylinder G;

is used as a collecting cylinder and are retracted and ineffective when the cylinder is serving as a cutter cylinder only.

Rollers N and N at the lower ends of the formers A and A control the run of the web's, or web-members, as the case may be; and in case plate cylinders with circumferential columns are used the rollers N or N, or N and N serve to make the first fold len thwise of the web. Similar adjustable rol ers N N and i serve to control the run of and adjust the webs and \veltmvm bcrs as hereinafter described.

A revoluble delivery wheel I usual construction, is centrally situated below and is adapted to receive papers folded by both pairs of folder rollers. Guidw it, of any suitable construction, guide the papers running between the folder rollers downward onto the delivery wheel P. A carrier device S, of any suitable construction, carries away the papers delivered thereon by the delivery wheel P.

The operation of'the mechanism is as follows: The shaft d actuated by any suitable means, causes themain drive wheel D to turn; the wheel D drives the pinion C and it in turn drives the pinion C; the pinion C also drives the Wheel B and the connected cylinder B and the inion H 'and the connected roller H, an causes the pinion h on the shaft of the roller H to drive the cooperating roller H the wheel B drives the pinion E and the connected cylinder E, and

also drives the pinion M at one end of,the

shaft m and the connected roller M; and causes the pinion m at the other end of the shaft m of the roller M (Fig. 3) to drive the pinion m and the connected roller M; the pinion M also drives the wheel K and the wheel K drives the wheel Kand the connected cylinder F; the pinion C drives the wheel B and the connected cylinder 13' and also drives the pinion h and the connected roller H-f. and causes the pinion H" on the shaft h to drive the inion h" and the connected roller H and t e wheel B drives the pinion 1 E and the connected cylinder E; or the maid drive wheel D may be used to drive the pinion C and cause it to drive the pinion C 'so that the pinion C will cause the enti train to operate as already described. If i e desired to place the cylinders B and E in disuse and the folder rollers H and H in disuse, the pinion 0' ma be pulled, as indicated by dotted lines in I if it be desired to place the cylinders F and G in disuse the pinion M may be pulled as already described.

The operation of the apparatus when used in co fection with a rotary perfecting press equip ed with plate cylinders having lengthif the ig. 3; and

wise columns will now be described; and

afterward the operation of the apparatus when used in connection with a rotary perfecting press equipped with plate c linders having circumferential columns wil be described.

It book-form papers without supplements are to be produced from a plurality of oneplate wide webs printed by the printing couples of a multiple deck machine and only one set of folder rollers is to be used; all of the webs will be run over and downward along one side of one of the formers, (say the left-hand side of the former A) and will be associated on the former. The associated webs will travel downward around the roller N onto the cylinder B, by which they will be carried into proper position to be cut into two-page-long sheets by the knives e of the cylinder E and the cut sheets will be car ried by the cylinder B into position to be acted upon by the folder blades (3 and b to project the central art of the sheets out ward to be seized an .fclded b the folder rollers H and H and the folde papers will be dropped onto the delivery wheel P. If both sets of folder rollers are to be used the web-members running between the rollers N will be separated and some of them will be run around the roller N and those webs will, be cut and the sheets will be folded b the rollers H and H as alread describec, and the other web-members wil travel over the rollers N and N to the cylinder B and will be cut into two-pa e long sheets by the knife of the cylinder 1 and the cut sheets will be folded by the rollers II and H and the papers folded by both sets of rollers will simultaneously drop onto the delivery wheel P. If twolatewide, webs are used the webs will be s itted longitudinally by the slitter a, or a", as may be most convenient, and the web-members will travel downward. alon the former A and the associated web-mam ers will run between the rollers N and thence to the cylinder B, (or to the cylinders B and B aceordin as one or both main carrier cylinders an' one or both sets of folder rollers are in use) and will then be cut into sheets, and the sheets will be folded and dro ped as already described. If three-plate-widi2 webs are used the webs will be slitted by the slitters a and a, ore and a, to divide each webi to three equal web-members, two sets ofwe inembers on the former A, one set on each side and one set of web-members on one-halt of the former A and the associated .webmembers of the two sets will run, between the rollers N and the third set of web-members will travel downward along the'lefthand side of the former A and between the rollers N. If only one'set of folder rollers is tobe used the web-members runn' g between the rollers N will be carriedover the rollers N and N to the Ioller N as indicated by arrows Y and ivillthere be associated with the welrniembers: runnin from the rollers N, and the associated we -members will all run to the cylinder B; will all be cut into sheets by the knife of the cylinder E and all of the sheets will run to the folder rollers H and H which will fold them together, and the folded papers will drop onto the delivery wheel P. If threelate-w'ide webs are used and both sets of older rollers are in operation, all of the webmembers from the former A may run to the cylinder B and all of the web-members from the former A may run to the cylinder B; the web-members on the cylinder B may be cut into sheets and the sheets run to and folded by the rollers H, H; and the web-members running on the cylinder B may be cut into sheets and the sheets run to and be folded by the rollers H H and in that case the a ers folded by the folder rollers H, H wi l ave twice the number of pages that the papers folded b the rollers H and H will have; the num r of pages of the different products may however be varied at pleasure by taking some of the web-members from one former and associating them with the web-members from the other former as already described.

In operating with four-plate-wide webs the slitters a, a and a or a a, and a will divide the webs into four e ual web-members and the entire surface 0 both formers will be utilized. Below the formers the operation will be the same as with three-platewide webs. It two-platewide webs .01 tons plate-wide webs, printed by plates having lengthwise columns are used, all ofthe webmembers from one former, if the webs are two late-wide, or both formers if the webs are our-plate-wide, may be associated on one cylinder, B or B as the case may be,

and after being cut into sheets, the sheets may be collected by the cotiperating cyl-' inders B and E, or B and E as the case may be and the collected sheets may be fold. ed together by the folder rollers H, H or H H", as the case may be; or the sheets derived fromall of the web-members from the former A may be collected by the cylinders BandEandfoldedb therollersH,H and the sheets derived rom all of the webmembers from. the former A may be collected by the cylinders B and E" and folded by the rollers H, H and the papers from both sets of folder rollers may drop simultaneously onto the delivery wheel P.

To produce apers in book form with supplements and utilize both sets of folderro lets and drop papers from bothisets simultaneously onto a single delivery device the cutter and carrier cylinders F and G will be brought into action. A plurality of may be used. The supplement web-memberand be associated with the main web-members running thereon; and the supplement sheets will thus run alternately to the cylinders B and B so long as the apparatus continues to operate on papers with supplements. After the supplement sheets are associated with the main web-members, the run of the web-members, the cutting into sheets, the foldin of the sheets and the dropping of all 0 the folded papers onto a single delivery wheel will be executed exactly the same as in producing pa ers without supplements. If webs printe by plates having circumferential columns are used, the webs may be either two, three, or four plates wide. If two'plate-wide webs are used all of the slitters will be in disuse, and if three-plate wide, or four-plate-wide webs are used the central slitter a alone will be in use. If two-plate-wide webs are used to produce book-form papers without supplements, the associated webs will travel downward alon the former A (or A as the case may b5 and the first fold will be made len thwise of the webs by the rollers N at the ower end of the former; the lon itudinally folded webs will travel to the cylinder B; will be cut into one-page-long sieets by the knives of the cylinder E; the sheets will be carried b the cylinder B into osition to be folded y the folder rollers I, H the rollerswill fold the sheets; and the folded papers will drop onto the deliv ery wheel When producin Ipapers with supplements from webs rinte y plates havin circumferential co umns, a single three-p ate-wide web from which the supplement sheets are derived may be used in conjunction with one or more two-plate-wide webs. In that case the slitter a' will slit the three-plate-wide travel on the former A and will be associweb longitudinally to divide it into two members, one of which will be two-plates wide and the other will be one-plate wide. The two-plate-wide member of said web will ated with the two-plate-wide web or webs traveling on said former, and the one-pagewide sup lement member of said three-pagewide we will travel downward alon the left-hand part of the former A; wil run ,tions derived from the webs cated by arrows Y and Y and the ass0ci ated"W-ebs and supplement web-member carried on the cylinder B will be cut into one pjage-lon sheets b the knife of the cylinder and t e cylin er B will carry the cut sheets into position to be seized and folded together by the rollers H and H if fourlate-wide web or webs are used both sets of older rollers may be utilized to fold the papers and the pa ers from both sets will drop onto a sin le elivery device as already described. If our-plate-wide Webs printed by plates having circumferential columns are used, all of the longitudinally folded Webs from the former A may travel over the rollers N 2 and N to the cylinder B as indicated by arrows Z, and may be associated on the cylinder with all of the webs from the former A; the associated webs may be cut into oneage-long sections by the knife of the cylin or E and the sections may be folded together by the rollers H and H or if a less number of papers witha reater number of pa es, be desired, the cylin ers B and E may operated to collect the secfrom both formers, the collected sections may be folded together by the, rollers H and H and the fo ded papers may be dropped onto the de livery wheel P.

If papers with sup lements be desired, with one set of folder diivices in operation, a one-plate-wide sup lement web-member may be run from one si e of either of the formers downward between the rollers M and M to the cylinder B and be thereon associated withgthe longitudinally folded web running on said cylinder; or the supplement webmemberfrom one side of either former may run directly to the cylinder B or B as the case may be, as indicated by dotted lines Y and Z, without passing between the rollers M and M, and may be associated with the longitudinally folded Webs, and the associated webs and supplement web-member may be cut into sections and folded and delivered as already described. If two folder devices are in operation a two-plate-wide supplement Web may be used and ,one web-member may run to one main carrier cylinder and the other may run to the other main carrier cylinder.

In case plate cylinders with circu|nferential tcolumns are used and the sup lenient cutter and carrier cylinders I an (1 are operated to sup ly supplement sheets alternately on the cy inders B and B when both shown in Fig. 38.0f the drawing of my apthe formers A and A will be two plates by the rollers H H and a section without a l supplement and a section with a supplement 1 may in like manner he collected by the to l operating cylinders B and E and said sec tions may be folded together by the rollers H and H and the apers'from both sets of folder rollers will diop simultaneously onto the delivery wheel P.

The mechanisms are operative either with a single former or equivalent associating or longitudinal folding device, or with a plurality of formers or equivalent associating or longitudinal folding devices.

I have shown main carrier cylinders B and B each equipped with two sets of pins and two cooperating folder blades, but each cylinder obviously may be equipped with a greater number of pins substantially as plication No. 336856 filed Oct. 1, 1906, and hereinbefore referred to.

The apparatus herein set forth may be adapled for magazine work merely by reducing the diameters of the cylinders and correspondingly reducing the dimensions of the other parts; without any change in the relation of the mechanisms, and without departure from my invention.

The cylinders F, G, B, E, B and E are arranged in such relation to each other that the distance from the line of contact of the cylinders F and G to the line of contact of the cylinders B and E, measured according to the run of the sheets, is the length of one supplement leaf greater than the distance from the line of contact of the cylinders F and G to the line of contact of the cylinders 13 and E, measured in the same way. This relation of the cylinders admits of the placing of supplement sheets alternately upon the cylinders B and B in the precise position necessary for associating the supplement sheets with the main sheets, so that the pages of the supplement sheets will register with the pages of the main sheets and this may be accomplished when plate cylinders with lengthwise columns or plate cylinders with circumferential columns are used.

Plate cylinders havin lengthwise columns ordinarily differ in length and diameter from plate cylinders having circumferential columns, but this invention contemplatesflthe use of'plate cylinders having lengthwise columns or the use of plate cylinders having circumferential columns and in either case wide and in either case the position of the cutter, carrier, and folder mechanisms, relative to theformers and relative to each other, will be the same.

The term, combined associating and lOIslld,

tudinal-web-folder device, hereinafter u ed to support a single web running thereon also adapted to associate a plurality of webs J nu running thereon and also adapted tor nalc ing a fold longitudinally of a single web, or making a fold longitudinally of a plurality of associated webs running thereon. An example of such means is the former A u n which a single web may be folded longitudinally, or a, plurality of associated webs may be folded longitudinally.

Referring to Fig. l'it will be seen that each of the formers A and A is adapted to receive webs from a plurality of decks of a multiple deck apparatus. The central splitters a and a are adapted to divide a pinral-plate-wide web or webs, into a plurality to two-page-wide web-members running upon and longitudinally folded on the formers. The two-page-wide web-members longitudinally folded on the formers may run to a plurality of cutter devices E and E, a plurality of carrier devices B and B, and a piurality of folder devices H, H and H and drop onto a single delivery device P, either separate papers in'book form, or double papers collected-on cutting and collecting cylinders E and E; or a lurality of two-page-wide web-members fo (led longitudinally on all of the formers, may run to a single cutter device E or E as the case may be and to the cotiperating carrier and folder devices B B; H, H"; H, H as the case may be, and in that case there will be a plurality of first-folded sections cut'otf to .ther at the same time and said plura ity of sections thus cut off will be led around the carrier cylinder B or B as the case may be, in position to be folded by the folder rollers coiiperating with said cylinder, and the folded seccious will dro onto the same delivery device P. -lf it e desired to have a plurality of sections, from both formers, folded together, say four sections in all, the cut sections derived from the webs running on both of the formers will all be cut by one cutter device, and the two sections first cut (one from each former) will be carried around on the collecting cylinder and collected with the next two sections running from the formers; and all of the collected sections will be carried by the carrier cylinder into position to be folded by the folder rollers, and all of the secondfolded sections will drop onto the same single delivery device.

I avin fully described my invention, what I c aim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

L'The combination of a web-turner device adapted to effect a quarter turn of a line of travel, supplement cutter and carrier devices havin their axes. parallel to the ni1t1al l1ne o travel.of said web and cooperating with each other tocut the supplement \veb into sheets running alternately to main carrier devices, main carrier devices parallel to and cooperating with said supplement cutter and carrier devices respectively, main cutter devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively and folder devices intermediate of and respec tively coiiperating with said main carrier devices and each making a fold 'arallel to the initial line of travel of said We Q. The combination of a Web'turner device effective to fold longitudinally and give a quarter turn to a continuously moving web and cause it to ultimately run laterally relative to its initial line of travel, supplement cutter and carrier devices adjacent to said Web turner and having their axes parallel to the initial line of travel of said web and cutting crosswise of said web, main carrier devices parallel to and cotiperating with said supplement cutter and carrier devices, main cutter and collecting devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively and folder devices intermediate of said main carrier devices and coiiperating with saidmain carrier devices res ectively.

3. In an apparatus 0? the class described, means effective to fold and deliver onto a single delivery device papers comprising collected sections in case one main carrier device is in use, and efl'ective to fold and deliver onto'the same delivery device papers comprising collected sections, in case a pluiality of main carrier devices are in use;

comprising a plurality of associating and longitudinal web folder devices, opposite mam carrier devices coiiperatin with said associatin and longitudinal we -folder devices, conaiined main cutter and collecting devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively, folder devices intermediate of saidmain carrier devices, and a delivery device'between said folder devices.

4. The combination of a web-turner device adapted to effect a quarter turn of and fold longitudinally a continuously movin web, a pair of parallel cooperating 811 p ement cnttervand carrier devices having t eir axes parallel to the initial line of travel of the web as it runs from the last impression cylinder, a first main carrier device receiving a web, or webs, or web-members, from said web-turner device and cooperating with one of said supplement cutter and carrier devices a second main carrier device receivin a web, of webs, or web-members, from sai web-turner device and cotiperating with the other supplement cutter and carrier device, and main cutter devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively.

5. Means efl'ective to collect two sections, one with a supplement and the other without a supplement, comprising a (plurality of web-tu ner devices each adapte to give a quarter turn to continuously moving webs, a

pair of coopcraitiiig supplement cutter and carrier devices arrangeddocnt. across a web member running from" vone of said Webturner devices, a first main carrier device receiving main webs from one of said webturner devices and receiving supplement sheets from one of said supplement cutter and carrier devices, a second main carrier device receiving main Webs from the other web-turner device'and receiving supplement sheets from the other supplement cutter and carrier device, and main cutter and collecting devices c'oiiperatin with said main carrier devices respective y.

6. The combination of a supplement cutter device, main carrier devices, collecting devices cotiperating with said main carrier devices respectively, folder devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively, and a delivery device intermediate of said folder devices in such relation to each other that said delivery device is intermediate of the folder devices, the contact lines of said folder devices are equidistant from the contact lines of said collectin devices respectively, and the distance t i'om the contact line of one of said collecting devices to the contact line of said supplement cutter device is equal to the distance from the contact line of the other collecting device to the contact line of ,said supplement cutter device plus the length of one sup lement leaf.

7. The combination of supp ement cutter and carrier devices, main carrier devices, main cutter devices, folder devices and a delivery device; in such relation to each other that the delivery device is intermediate to the folder devices, the contact lines of the folder devices are equidistant from the contact lines 01". the main cutter devices respectively and the distance from the contact line of one main cutter device to the contact line of said supplement cutter device is eqlilial to the distance from the contact line of t e other main cutter device to the contact line ofsaid supplement cutter device, plus the length of one supplement leaf.

8. Means efl'ective to cut and insert supplement sheets in two papers and simultaneously fold said papers; com risin webt urner devices adapted to fold the we longitudinally and adapted to effecta uarter turn of agcpntinuously moving web an cause itto ultiiiiately run laterally relative to its initial line of travel, sup lament cutter and carrier devices having t eir axes parallel to the initial line of travel of said web, two main carrier devices parallel to and rcceivin supplement sheets alternately from sai supplement cutter and carrier devices, main cutter, devices'cooperatin with said main carrier vices respective y and folder devices inter ediate of said main carrier devices.

9. The combination of o positely turnin main carrier devices, com med cutter an collecting devices on opposite sides and cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively. and folder mechanisms intermediate of and coiiperating with said main carrier devices respectively and equidistant from said combined cutter and collecting devices respectively, one of said folder mechanisms acting to fold together the collected sections running on one of said main carrier devices and the other folder mechanism acting to fold together the collected sections running on the other main carrier device.

10. The combination of formers, a supplement cutter device and a supplement carrier device between said formers, a main carrier device coiiperating with said supplement cutter and carrier devices; a cutter and collecting device cooperating with said main carrier device and a folder device cooperating with said main carrier device.

11. The combination of formers, a supplement cutter device between said formers, a main carrier device adapted to receive main webs from said formers and supplement sheets from said supplement cutter device, a main cutter device cotiperating with said main carrier device, and a folder device cooperating with said main carrier device.

12. The combination of a plurality of formers, a supplement cutter device adapted to cut supplement sheets from a web-member running from any one of said formers, two main carrier devices adapted to receive webs from any and all of said formers, means for leading supplement sheets from said supplement cutter device alternately to said main carrier devices, and cutter devices cooperating with said main carrier evices.

13. The combination of formers, a supplement cutter to cutsheets from a web-member running from any one of said formers, two main carrier devices adapted to receive webs from any and all of said formers, means for leading supplement sheets from said supplement cutter device alternately to said main carrier evices, main cutter evices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectivel and folder devices cooperating with sait main carrier devices respectively. f

14. The combination ofa plurality formers, a supplement cutter device adapted to cut supplement sheets from a, webhhember running from any one of said formers, main carrier devices adaptedto carry webs running from any an all. of said formers, means for leading supplement,- sheets from said supplement cutter device alternately to said 'inain carrier devices, main cutter devices coiipera'ting with said main carrier devices respectively, folder devicesfcotiperating with said main carrier devices fiespectively and a delivery device cooperating with both of said folder devices.

a plurality of device adapted tractile pins, a cotiperating 15. The combination of revoluble main carrier cylinders, spur Wheels connected with said carrier cylinders respectively, revoluble and slidable spur inions meshing with each other and with (lie spur wheels connected with said main carrier cylinders respectively, folder rollers in pairs, one pair cooperating with each of said main carrier cylinders, intermeshing pinions connecting the folder rollers of each pair, pinions connected with one roller of each pair of folder rollers and meshing with said revoluble and slidable spur pinions respectively, revoluble main cutter cylinders, inions connected with said main cutter cylinders and meshing with the wheels connected with said main carrier cylinders respectively, a revoluble supplement cutter cylinder, a revoluble supplement carrier cylinder, intermeshing spur wheels connected with said supplement cutter cylinder and said suaplement carrier cylinder respectively, an a spur pinion intermeshin with a spur wheel connected with one 0 said main carrier cvlinders and the spur wheel connected with said supplement carrier cylinder.

16. Means effective to cut supplement sheets and associate said sheets with longitudinally folded webs and afterward out said webs into sections and fold together said sections and said supplement sheets;

comprising a plurality of longitudinal folder devices such as formers, a supplement cutter device intermediate of said longitudinal folder devices, means for leading a webmember to said supplement cutter device, a main carrier device receiving longitudinally folded webs from all of said longitudinal folder devices, a main cutter device cooperating with said main carrier device to out said longitudinally folded webs into sec-. tions, and a folder device cotiperating with said main carrier device to successively fold together said sections and the supplement sheets interposed between said sections. f

17 The combination of a plurality of longitudinal folder devices such as formers, adapted to fold webs in the first instance length-wise of the webs, a first supplement cutter and carrier device equipped with resupplemcnt cutter and carrier device equipped with retractilc pins, the pins of said first supplement cutter and carrier device and said second sup lement cutter and carrier device respective y being alternately effective and in ellective and said cutter and carrier devices being intermediate of and in operative relation to two of said longitudinal-folder-devices, a first main carrier device adjacent to said first su plement cutter and carrier de-' vice a secon main carrier device adjacent to said ,second supplement cutter and carrier, device, means for said supplement cutter and carrier devices leading cut sheets from I to said main carrier devices alternately. main cutter devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively and folder devices intermediate of and cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively.

18. The combination of a plurality of longitudinal folder devices such as formers. a sup lement cutter device equipped with retracti e pins, a cooperating supplement carrier device equipped with retractile pins, the pins of said supplement cutter device and said supplement carrier device res ectively being alternately effective and ine ective, a main carrier device adjacent to said supplement cutter device, a second main carrier device adjacent to said supplement carrier device, means for leading cut sheets from said supplement cutter and carrier devices to said main carrier devices alternately, main cutter .and collecting devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively and intermediate folder devices equi-distant from the lines of cutting of said main cutter and collccting devices.

19. In an apparatus adapted to perfect and fold a continuously moving web the combination of main carrier devices having their axes in line with the initial line of travel of the web operated upon, opposite folder mechanisms having their axes par allel to the initial line of travel of said web and a delivery device intermediate of and simultaneously receiving papers folded separatel v by said folder mechanisms.

20. The combination of opposite folder devices, carrier devices in operative relation to said folder devices respectively, collecting devices co't perating with said carrier devices respectively and a delivery device intermediate of said folder devices and receiving collected and folded papers from both of said folder devices.

21. The combination of a. former adapted to accommodate a web or webs, means for slitting centrally the web or webs which run on said former, two main carriers in operative relation to said former, means for leading to one main carrier a web-member or web-members running from said former, means for leading to the other main carrier a web-member or web-members running fI'Om'SfllCl former, means for alternately inserting supplement sheets with the webmember or web-members. running on said main carriers respectively, combined cutters and collectors cot'i crating with said main carriers respective y to cut into sheets the web-member or web-members running on said main carriers and collect said sheets, and folder mechanisms e06 eratin with said main carriers respective y to old together the collected sheets running on said main CRI'IIGI'S.

22. The combination of a plurality of combined associating and longitudinal web-j folder devices, a plurality of main carrier devices in operative relation to said combined associating and web-folder devices, supplement cutter and carrier devices adapt ed to cut and carry supplement sheets alternately to said main carrier devices, main cutter devices cooperating with said main carrier devices, folder devices cotiperating with said main carrier devices respectively, and a delivery device receiving papers from all of said folder devices.

23. The combination of a plurality of combined associating and longitudinal webfolder devices, main carrier devices in operative relation to said combined associating and web-folder devices, supplement cutter and carrier devices in operative relation to said combined associating and folder devices, combined main cutter and collecting devices coiiperating with said main carrier devices respectively, and folder rollers cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively.

24. The combination of combined associating and longitudinal web-folder devices, main carrier devices in operative relation to said combined associating and web-folder devices, supplement cutter and carrier devices in operative relation to said combined associating and web-folder devices, and

9 adapted to cut and carry supplement sheets alternately to said main carrier devices, combined main cutter and collecting devices cooperating with said main carrier deviccs respectively, folder devices coiiperating with said main carrier devices respectively and a delivery device receiving folded papers in sections from all of said t'older devices.

25. The combination of combined associating and longitudinal-web-folder devices, main carrier devices in operative relation to said combined associating and web-folder devices, supplement cutter and carrier de vices in operative relation to said web-folder and assoclating devices and adapted to cut and carry sheets alternately to said main carrier devices, main cutter devices cotiperating with said main carrier devices respectively and main folder devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively.

26. The combination of combined associating and longitudinal web-folder devices, main carrier devices in operative relation to said combined associating and web-folder devices, supplement cutter and carrier devices in operative relation to said combined associating and web-folder devices and adapted to cut and carry supplement sheets alternatelyto said main carrier devices, .na n cutter devices cooperating with said *nam carrier devices respectively, main foldcrdevices cooperating with said main carrier devices, and a central delivet device receiving papers from said main older devices.

a single main carrier folder mechanisms;

27. The combination of a plurality of as sociating and longitudinal webfolder devices, a plurality of opposite main carrier devices in operative relation to said associating and longitudinal web folder devices, main cutter devices cooperating with said main carrier devices, folder mechanisms cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively, and a single delivery device adapted to receive. papers simultaneously from a plurality of folder mechanisms; said associating and longitudinal folder devices and said single delivery device being in such relation to each other that folded papers will drop onto the same delivery device in case one of said associating and longitudinal folder devices is in cooperation. with one of said main carrier devices and the folder mechanisms coat-ting therewith, or in case a plurality of said associating and longitudinal folder devices are in cooperation with device and the folder mechanisms co-acting therewith, or in case a plurality of associating and longitudinal fuller devices are in cooperation with a plurality of main carrier devices and the folder mechanisms co-acting therewith.

28. In an apparatus of the class described, the combination of a plurality of formers, associating and carrier mechanisms and cut ter and folder mechanisms cooperating to associate webs from all of said formers and carry cut and fold papers derived from webs running from all of said formers; and a single delivery device located to receive, two at a time, folded papers derived from webs rui'ming from said formers separately, or to receive, one at a time, on the same delivery device, papers derived from webs running fro-m all of said formers collectively and associated after leaving said formers.

29. In an apparatus of the class described the combination of instrumentalities effective to fold and deliver one at a time onto a single delivery device papers produced from associated webs running upon a plurality of associating devices and again associated after leaving said associating devices, or to fold and deliver two at a time onto the l same delivery device, papers produced from ass ciated webs running on a ciating devices; comprising aplurality of formers, means for slitting webs running on said formers. main carrier devices 'intermeclinic of said formers, means for leading webs from any of said formers to and associating them on any of said vices, cutter mechanisms and folder mechanisms coiiperating with said main carrier devices respectively, and a delivery device located to receive papers. from all of said,

30."The combination of a forriierj'adapted to accommodatefla web or webs, means for the web or'webs which run 11 of said assomain carrier deon said former, two main carriers in operative relation to said former, means for leading to one-main carrier 11 web'member or web-members running from said former, means for leading to the other main carrier a web-member 'orweb-members running from said former, means for alternately inserting supplement sheets. with the web member or webmeinbers running In said main carriers respectively, combined cutters and collectors coii crating with said main carriers respective y to cut into sheets the web-member or web-members running on said main carriers and collect said sheets, folder mechanisms cooperating with said main carriersrespectively to fold together the collectedsheets running from said main carriers, and a single delivery device adapted to receive two at a time, folded papers each comprising collected sheets.

31. The combinationof a former adapted to accommodate a web or webs, means for slitting centrally the web orwebs which run on said former, two main carriers in operative relation to said former, means for leading to one main carrier a Web-member or webmembers running from said former, means for leading to the other main carrier a web-memher or web-members running from said former, means for alternately inserting supplement sheets with the well-member or webmenibers running on said main carriers, combined cutters and collectors co-acting with said main carriers respectively to cut into sheets the web-member or web-members running on said main carriers and collect said sheets, and folder mechanisms adjacent to said main carriers respectively and adapted to fold together the sheets cut and collected by said combined cutters and collectors respectively.

32. The combination of a former adapted to accommodate a web or webs, means for slitting centrally the web or webs which run on said former, two main carriers in o erative relation to said former, means for eading to one main carrier a web-member or web-members running from said former, means for leading to the other main carrier a web-member or web-members running from said former, means for alternately inserting supplement sheets with the webmember or web-members running on said main carriers respectively, main cutters respectively co-acting with said main carriers to cut into sheets the associated webs'running on said i'nain carriers, folder mechanisms coiiperating with said main carriers respectively and a single delivery device adapted to'receive, two at a time, papers folded by said folder mechanisms.

[ 38. The combination of two formers side by-side, aslitter between said formers, slitterspentral to said formers respectively, 0p

'posite right and left main carrier devices.

each in operative relation to either or both ofsaid formers, cutter mechanisms cooperative with said carrier devices respectively, a pair of folder mechanisms respectively cooperative with said carrier devices, and a single delivery device adapted to recelve from one folder mechanism of the pair papers derived from \vebs running from one or both of said nrmers onto one carrier device, or to receive from both folder mechanisms of the pair, papers derived from webs running from either or both of said formers onto both of said carrier devices.

34. The combination of two plural-platewide formers side by side and adapted to effect a quarter turn of the side by side members of webs slitted on said formers to bring all of said quarter-turned web-members op ositely into line with each other, a slitter tevice between said formers, slitter devices central to said formers respectively, supplement cutter and carrier mechanism located between the web-members turned by said formers respectively and adapted to cut and carry sheets alternately in opposite directions, opposite right and left main carrier devices in operative relation to said formers respectively and adapted to receive sup lcment sheets running alternately from sin supplement cutter and carrier mechanism, main cutter mechanisms cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively, and folder mechanisms cooperating with said main carrier devices respectivel 35. The combination of two lural -platewide formers side by side and a apted to effeet a quarter turn of the side by side members of webs slitted on said formers to bring all of said quarter turned web-members oppositely into line with each other, a slitter between said formers. sli tters central to said formers respectively, opposite right and left main carrier devices, means for leading webmcmbers from said right and left formers to said right-hand carrier device, means for leading Web-members from said right and left formers to said left-hand carrier device, cutter mechanisms coiiperating with said carrier devices respectively, a pair of folder mechanisms cooperating with said carrier devices respectively and a single delivery device adapted to receive from one folder mechanism of the pair papers derived from web-members running from both formers and associated on one carrier device, also adapted to receive from both folder mechanisms papers derived from web-members running from both of said formers to both of said carrier devices.

36. The combination of two lural-platewide formers side by side and a apted to effeet a quarter turn of the membersof webs slitted on said formers to bring all of said web-members into line with each other, a slitter device between said formers, ,slitter devices central to said formers respectively, supplement cutter and carrier mechanism located between the web-members turned by said formers respectively and in operative relation to both of said formers, opposite right and left main carrier devices in operative relation to said formers respectively and in operative relation to said supplement cutter and carrier mechanism, mam cutter mechanisms cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively, main folder mech anisms cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively, and a single delivery device adapted to receive folded papers running from either or both of said folder mechanisms.

37. The combination of two plural-platewide formers side by side, a slitter device between said formers, slitter devices central to said formers respectively, opposite right and left main carrier devices in operative relation to said formers respectively, main cutter and collecting devices cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively to cut and collect sheets derived from webs runnin on said main carrier devices, main folder mechanisms cooperating with said main carrier devices respectively to fold in book form collected sheets running from said main carrier devices and a delivery device adapted to receive simultaneously collected and folded sheets running from both of said folder mechanisms.

38. Means for slittin a plural-plate-wide web lengthwise to divide it into com anion web-members, means for slitting said coinpanion web-members to divide them into sub-members, means for effecting a quarter turn of and associatin in parallel all of the sub-members derived" rom one of said companion web-members, means for efl'ectin a uarter turn of and associating in para lel die sub-members derived from the other companion web-member, supplement cutter andcarrier mechanism between said webturner and associating devices, opposite right and left main carrier devices in operlltlVQlQlatlOIl to said supplement cutter and carrier mechanism, main cutter and collecting devices coiiperatin with said main carrier devices respectivel to collect sheets in book form, main folder mechanisms cooperating with said' main carrier devices respectively, and a single delivery device adapted to receive collected and folded sheets running'c-firom either or both of said folder mec ii isms.

39. The combination of a plurality of formers; supplement cutter and carrier mechanism adapted to cut into sheets a web running from any of said formers and insert said sheets with main webs running from one or more of said formers; a pair of main carrier devices in operative relation to said formelis and said supplement cutter and carrier mechanism and each adapted to carry sheets cut from a web or webs running from any of said formers and insertedwvith a web, or associated webs running from any of said formers onto either of said main carrier devices and associated before cutting, or to carry out sheets derived from a web runnin from any of said formers and inserted with a plurality of associated webs running from one or more of said formers onto said main carrier device and associated thereon before cutting; cutter devices adjacent to said main carrier devices respectively and adapted to cut into sheets webs running from one or more of said formers to said main carrier devices respectively, or to cut into sheets associated webs running from running from a Corrections in Letters Patent No. 950,014.

a plurality of said formers to and associated on one main carrier device; folder mechan isms cooperatinp with said main carrier devices respective y and a sin le delivery device adzipted to receive fol ed apers with supplements, derived from we 5 running from any of said formers, or papers with supplements derived from associated webs lurality of said formers and associated be ore cutting.

40. The combination of a plurality of formers, a )air of opposite main carriers each adapte to carry a web or a plurality of associated webs running from an or all of said formers, main cutter and co lecting devices cooperating with said main carriers respectively, folder mechanisms respectively cooperating with said main carriers and main cutter and collecting devices, and a delivery device ada ted to receive papers in sections derived From webs running from one or more of said formers and running on lows: Page 1, line case in the Patent ()flice.

[scan] one or both of said main carriers; or to receive in succession papers in sections derived from webs running from one of said formers and carried on one of said main carriers and folded by one of said folder mechanisms; or to receive in succession papers in sections derived from a lurality of webs running from a plurality of formers and associated on one of said main carriers and folded by one of said folder mechanisms.

41. The combination of' a plurality of formers, a air of opposite main carriers each adapte to carry a web, or a plurality of associated webs, running from any or all of said formers, main cutters cooperating with said main carriers respectively, folder mechanisms cooperating with said main carriers respectively, and a delivery device located to receive papers in pairs derived from webs runnin on said plurality of formers and cari'ied on both of said main carriers and folded by both of said folder mechanisms; or to receive in succession papers derived from webs running on one of said formers and one of said carriers and folded by one of said folder mechanisms; or to receive in succession papers derived from a lurality of Webs running from said plura ity of formers and associated on one of said main carriers and folded by one of said folder mechanisms.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name at Springfield, Illinois, this 27th day of September, 1907.

JOHN A. BOYCE.

'Witnesses EDWIN A. WILSON, Jnssm J. Ne'rrnn'ron.

It is hereby certified that in Letters Patent No 950,014, granted February 22,

1910, upon the application of John A. Boyce, of Springfield, Illinois, for an improvement in Apparatus for Associating, Cutting, Collecting, Folding, and Delivering Newspapers, errors appear in the printed specification requiring correction as fol- 72, after the word reference the words letters and should be inserted; page 7, lines 78-79, the word splitters should read Matters, and same page, linofll, the word to should read of; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with these corrections therein that the same may conform to the record of the Signed and sealed this 5th day of July, A. D., 1910.

F. A. TENNANT,

Acting Commissioner of Patents.

rier mechanism and each adapted to carry sheets cut from a web or webs running from any of said formers and insertedwvith a web, or associated webs running from any of said formers onto either of said main carrier devices and associated before cutting, or to carry out sheets derived from a web runnin from any of said formers and inserted with a plurality of associated webs running from one or more of said formers onto said main carrier device and associated thereon before cutting; cutter devices adjacent to said main carrier devices respectively and adapted to cut into sheets webs running from one or more of said formers to said main carrier devices respectively, or to cut into sheets associated webs running from running from a Corrections in Letters Patent No. 950,014.

a plurality of said formers to and associated on one main carrier device; folder mechan isms cooperatinp with said main carrier devices respective y and a sin le delivery device adzipted to receive fol ed apers with supplements, derived from we 5 running from any of said formers, or papers with supplements derived from associated webs lurality of said formers and associated be ore cutting.

40. The combination of a plurality of formers, a )air of opposite main carriers each adapte to carry a web or a plurality of associated webs running from an or all of said formers, main cutter and co lecting devices cooperating with said main carriers respectively, folder mechanisms respectively cooperating with said main carriers and main cutter and collecting devices, and a delivery device ada ted to receive papers in sections derived From webs running from one or more of said formers and running on lows: Page 1, line case in the Patent ()flice.

[scan] one or both of said main carriers; or to receive in succession papers in sections derived from webs running from one of said formers and carried on one of said main carriers and folded by one of said folder mechanisms; or to receive in succession papers in sections derived from a lurality of webs running from a plurality of formers and associated on one of said main carriers and folded by one of said folder mechanisms.

41. The combination of' a plurality of formers, a air of opposite main carriers each adapte to carry a web, or a plurality of associated webs, running from any or all of said formers, main cutters cooperating with said main carriers respectively, folder mechanisms cooperating with said main carriers respectively, and a delivery device located to receive papers in pairs derived from webs runnin on said plurality of formers and cari'ied on both of said main carriers and folded by both of said folder mechanisms; or to receive in succession papers derived from webs running on one of said formers and one of said carriers and folded by one of said folder mechanisms; or to receive in succession papers derived from a lurality of Webs running from said plura ity of formers and associated on one of said main carriers and folded by one of said folder mechanisms.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name at Springfield, Illinois, this 27th day of September, 1907.

JOHN A. BOYCE.

'Witnesses EDWIN A. WILSON, Jnssm J. Ne'rrnn'ron.

It is hereby certified that in Letters Patent No 950,014, granted February 22,

1910, upon the application of John A. Boyce, of Springfield, Illinois, for an improvement in Apparatus for Associating, Cutting, Collecting, Folding, and Delivering Newspapers, errors appear in the printed specification requiring correction as fol- 72, after the word reference the words letters and should be inserted; page 7, lines 78-79, the word splitters should read Matters, and same page, linofll, the word to should read of; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with these corrections therein that the same may conform to the record of the Signed and sealed this 5th day of July, A. D., 1910.

F. A. TENNANT,

Acting Commissioner of Patents.

Corrections in Letters Patent No. 950,014.

lows:

It is hereby certified that in Letters Patent N01 950,014, granted February 22,

1910, upon the application of John A. Boyce, of Springfield, Illinois, for an improvement in Apparatus for Associating, Cutting, Collecting, Folding, and Deliverihg Newspapers, errors appear in the printed specification requiring correction fol- Page 1, line 72, after the word reference the words letters and should be inserted; page 7, lines 7 8-79, the word splitters should read sliders, and same page,

lineal, the word to should read of; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with these corrections therein that the same may conform to the record of the ease in the Patent ()flice.

- Signed aml sealed this 5th day of July, A. D., 1910.

F. A. TENNANT,

[emit] Acting Oommiaevloner of Patents.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationB41F13/62