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UNITED sTATEs PATENT oEEIoE.
FREDERIK HESSE, OF BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO H. I. OER'IER.
Specicaton of Letters Patent No. 9,872, dated July 19, 1853.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, FREDERIK HEssE, of Bethlehem, in the county of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and Improved Machine for Cutting Paper, Pasteboard, &c.; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, in which- Figure l, is a plan or top view of the machine. Fig. 2, is a side elevation of the same. Fig. 3, is an end view of the sliding stock.
'Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts, in each of the several iigures.
The nature of my invent-ion consists in having an adjustable knife or cutter, placed within a sliding stock, and so arranged that said knife or cutter may be regulated to Vcut the required depth, by merely turning the handles by which the sliding stock is moved upon the bed.
To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will proceed to describe its construction and operation.
A, represents a top or platform, supported in any suitable manner; and B, is a bed-piece, placed longitudinally on said top or platform. The bed-piece has set screws, C, C, passing through it, and also through the top or platform, A; as seen in Fig. Q. By adjusting these set screws, the bed-piece may be placed the requisite distance above the t-able or platform. D, D, are guides, attached to the ends of the bed-piece, and workingin recesses at the ends of the table or platform. Thes-e guides steady the bedpiece when it is raised or lowered.
E, is the sliding stock, which works on the bed-piece, B. By referring to Fig. 3. it will be seen that, on one of the sides (f), of the stock, on its inner surface, there is a projection, (a), which fits in a recess, (b), in the bed-piece.` This recess, (b), extends the whole length of the bed-piece; as seen in Fig. 2. The stock is also provided with four rollers, (c), (c), (c), (c), hung on two small shafts, (d), (CZ) these rollers run on two small projections, (e), (c), one on each side of the top of the bed-piece. T hese rollers are more particularly seen in Fig. 1. The stock may be formed of two metal sides,
(7), (f), connected at the top by cross-V braces, (9). (y)
F, 1s a vertical rack bar, which works between cleats or projections, (It), (It), on the inner surface of the side, (f), see Fig. 1. This rack bar meshes into a pinion, G, hung on a shaft, H, to the ends of which shaft, the two handles, I, I, are attached.
J, 1s the cutter, at the lower end of the rack-bar; this cutter may be formed at the end of a rectangular bar, K; said bar fitting in a groove in the rack-bar, F; the bar, K, may be secured in the groove by means of a set-screw, (i), see Figs. 2, and 3. By this arrangement, the knife or cutter may be lowered, as it is worn by use.
L, is a gage, placed on the top or platform, A; see Fig. l. This gage has set screws, (j), (j), which pass through projections, (7c), (7c), attached to the gage; said set screws also passing through slots, (Z), (Z), in the top or platform, A. It will be seen that the gage may be set parallel with the bed piece, B, or obliquely with it, and secured in the desired position by means of the set screws, (j),
Operation: The paper, pasteboard, or other article intended to be cut, is placed 0n the top or platform, A, against the gage, L, and underneath the bed-piece, B; the gage L having been previously set, so that the article may be cut the desired width, and either obliquely or parallel with the bedpiece. The operator then grasps the handles, I, I, and works the sliding stock, E, back and forth, the whole length of the bedpiece, or as far as the article to be cut eX- tends beneath it. The knife or cutter, J, is lowered by the operator turning the handles, I, I, as he works the stock on the bedpiece. By turning the handles, the pinion, G, is also turned, and the rack bar F, and knife or cutter, J, may be elevated or depressed, as desired.
By the above invention, paper or pasteboard may be cut with the greatest facility; especially when several layers or sheets of paper are placed underneath the bed, as the knife or cutter may be so readily depressed, as each sheet is cut.
I do not claim a stock, provided with a knife or cutter, working on a bedpiece, irrespective of the employment and arrangement of the rack-bar and pinion, as that has been previously used; but,
10 ing stock, E, are secured; the above parts being* attached to the sliding stock, E, by which device, the knife or cutter may be elevated or depressed, as desired, by the operator, While Working the sliding stock upon the bed-piece, B, as herein set forth.
JACOB WOLLE, LOUIS F. BECKER.