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US1025926A
US1025926A US59913910A US1910599139A US1025926A US 1025926 A US1025926 A US 1025926A US 59913910 A US59913910 A US 59913910A US 1910599139 A US1910599139 A US 1910599139A US 1025926 A US1025926 A US 1025926A
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G. M. RUNYAN.-

COMBINED PRINTING AND ADDRESSING MACHINE.

APPLIOATION FILED DEC. 24, 1910.

Patented May 7, 1912..

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0. M. RUNYA-N. COMBINED PRINTING AND ADDRESSING MACHINE.

APPLICATION FILED DEC. 24, 1910.

Patented May 7, 1912.

, G. M. RUNYAN.

GOMBINED PRINTING AND ADDRESSING MAOHINB.

APPLIOATION FILED DEC. 24, 1910.

Patented May 7, 1912.

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To all whom it mag/0071 H UNITED srATEs f PATENT F C CLAY M. RUNYAN," or LAKEWOOD, OHIO.

,G .0MBINnn :PRINTING AND nnnnnssrne MACHINE.

Specification bf Letters Patent. PatentedMa'y 7,1912. Application filed- December 24, 1919. Serial No. 599,139. 7 A

a citizen of the United States, and resident of Lakewo'od in the county of Cuyahoga and Stateof Ohio, have invented certain new" and useful Improvements in Combined Printing and Addressing Machines, of

" Be itknown that I, CLAY M. RUNYAN which I hereby declare the following to be a full clear, and exactdes'cription, such-as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The objects of the invention are to provide a combined printing and addressing machine for printing successively upon both sides of a card or sheet ofpaper. This machme includes the employment of a movable swingingor roller upper type holder, aseries of detachable type holders, a receptacle for cards, a receptacle for lower type holders and automatically acting feeding mech anism for the cards," and for the lower type holder's, automatically acting inking devices for the upper and lower type holders, and

means for adjusting the card feeding-devices to feed the cards to a predetermined printing POSIHOII' relative to the position of the lower type holders in the machine, so that the exact width ofthe margin on each side of the impression can be regulated-and an adjusting" means for positioning the upper type holder to determine the exact po'- sition of the printing impression on the upper side of the cardor sheet, relatively to the margin.

The invention further provides meansfor giving a continuous rolling pressure upon the type whereby one line at a time only is printed, and thereby a perfectly clear impression is. produced and also in- ,cludesdneans for printing each side of the card or sheet separately or independently of the other and provides meansfor spacing the printed matter on one side of thecard or sheet relatively to the printed matter on the other side thereof. 4

The invention includes mechanism for. o'perat-in' allparts from a common operat- Ft, the receptacles for cards and lower type holders in which the'said cards and lower type holders fall by gravity,

means for applying pressure to the pile of cards in receptacle and for feeding the cards under the opposed pressure thereofl It also consists "in the form of operating mechanism and detail of construction and arrangement of partsthereinafterdescribed,

illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out 1n the claims.

1' n' the accompanying drawings Figure 1 a plan view of the machine; Fig. 2 is "a side'elev'ation thereof; Fig. 3 is a longitudi nal sect-ion of the lower part of the card re- ;c'eptacle showing card feed mechanism;

Fig. 4 is an edge view of one of the-lower type holders; Fig. 5 is a plan view thereof; Fig. 6 'is a side elevation thereof; Fig. '7 is a longitudinalsection on line x'w Fig. 8

of a portion of the machine-showing the' a plan view of one of the rollers for the inking ribbon for the lower type holders; Fig. 9 is an enlargedview. oft-he pawl shown in Figs. 9 and 11; Fig. 10 is an'end view and Fig. 11 a side elevation of a ratchetfmechanism hereinafter described; Fig; 12 is a perspective view of the adjusting means for the friction roller which operates the card feeding rollers; Fig. 13 is a longitudinal sectionof the taper end of the shaft for the upper type holder, the socket therefor in the sprocketwheel and clamping. nut by .means of which the position of the upper type holden can be adjusted; Fig. 14' is a transverse section of bed plate showing the sprocket chain passing through a central longitudinal groove in the; .bed plate and also showing one ofthe lower type holders engaged by a pin thereon.-; Italso shows a transversely inovable inking ribbon .for 1- "the lower type holders and rollers on which I the ribbon is wound andsupports therefor,

and means for moving the roller supports forwardso that -the ribbon will accompany the type on the lower type holderas it rnoves underneath the-printing roller;

In these views 1 is the frame or bed plateof the machine, 2,9, are arms projecting toward the front of the machineulpon which pivotally mounted a segment or the wheel 6 and flexi le connecting means 7 passing overthe wheel 8- onwa'n intermediate shaft S which isin turn operated prefer= [ably by means of the sprocket wheel 10 and chain 11, and sprocket wheel 12 on the main actuating shaft 13 whichis driven in turn by means of the wheel 13 and chain 14.

The lower type holders T, T are piled within the receptacle T and ,fall by gravity f .the'front of t a spring pressed arm 25 having'a claw or upon a longitudinally raised platform 1.5 in thebed late, and are engaged in turn by means glugs 16,16 upon the chain 11 which-traverses a longitudinal groove 15 in said platform having guide edges 15' for said lower tylpe holder, and are carried to e machine to a printing position between the bed plate and an impression'roller- 17, mounted upon a shaft 18 in an adjustable bea'rin 19. And the lower type holders-are disc arged from the chain as it passes over the sprocket wheel 10 and fall into a receptacle 20 at the front of the machine.

The cards 0 are deposited in a preferably inclined. receptacle 21 or one having the lower portion of the, rear wall inclined at 22, so that the rear edges of the cards will overlap each other asshown at Fig. 3. This is .done with a definite object as follows: Swinging levers 23 operated by a cam 24 on the main shaft 13 are each provided with "shoulder 26 adapted to engage the rear "the printing position,

edge of the lowest card and as the levers swm to move the card forward it is engage between the rotating pressure rollers .27 and ,28 and moved forward thereby to may be returned by means of any suitable device such as a spring a; or weight or the cam can be so constructed,as to positively return them. The pressure rollers 27' and 28 are operated by means of friction rollers 29, 29 and the rollers 29 are operated by friction rollers 30, 30 upon the shaft S of the sprocket wheel 10. The card then passes between the rollers 30 at each side of the machine and the roller 17 and the card is printed while it is between the roller ,17 and the bed late and the rollers 30 while the type hol er rests in the guideslot 15".

An inking ribbon 32 accompanies the.

. lowettype holders while "on their way to the printing position and is mountedupon --.ro llers 33 and 33 pivoted in the bearings 35, 35 as shown in j'Fig. 14, and the bearings] slide on the bed plate on each s defof the type holder. Lugs 36, 36 oat-he bearings ss through slots 37,37, in. the-'b'e'dplate and are engaged by arms 38 on'the shaft S so thdt with each revolution of the. shaft '39- returns the. bearin The levers 23, 23

'the rollers-a'ndihking ribbon will be moved forward to and through-the printin position, After the impression is ma e the arms- 38 release the bearingsand a spring against a shoulder 40. The ribbon exten transversel of the 3 8, 38 unison with t e actioffif the pres sure rollers and simultaneously with the card, so that the impressiomiis niade on the card-above one line at a timea's the card'C v is automatically wound upon the' opfiositely placed rollers 33, 33, by means of be cranks 90 which engage theratchets 91 which have their teeth reversed. The bellcranks 90 are actuated ,as the rollers 33, 33,-reciprocate,

by means of the ins 92, 92in the bed and are 0 erate therebywhengoingm one direction utthe tips '90 of the bell are hinged at 99, so that they will yieldand pass the pins 92 when going in theppmachine and is fed'b "means-of t 0 arms posit/e direction The spring 94 is arranged" to return each tip 90 toits position for engaging the pin 92, See Figs. 14, 9, 9, 10 and 11. The bell cranks 90 (see Fig. 9) pivoted at 90 are formed'with the tip of the pawl arm pivoted, at 96 to swing back against spring 94 and move with the bell crank 90 when the rollers 33, 33- and theirsupports move back, but are released fromthe ratchets on the return movement. That is the bell crank and] tip 95 enga e each other when moving in one direction but the pawl swings back against the spring 94 when going in the reverse direction to permit the pawl to pass the ratchet teeth; -.A

other portion. 4 a I Important "featuresof the inventlonrlie gages a corresponding shoulder- 97hon ithe in the adjustability of the card feeding mechanism so: that the-scardlfean be posi V tioned wherever, desired melativeIy to :the printing positionand the width of the margin thereby; location of the *im r'esfsion; "This-{is obtained by means of until the desiredalteratioh been made in position of the' lower holders on their carrier chain'; The adjustment shown comprises .an extended-arm 43 from each bearing 41 and a camjb'ar 44 engaging the arms 43 and-camedges 45,45f1n the bed plate. A screw 46 mounted in the frame 1 provided with an annular groove 47 engages a projection 48on this barto operate the sam8. As the s c'rew'turns thelcam bar describedhaving. inclines engaging the inclines 45,- 45 is pushed aside and operates '105 shoulder 93 on one portion'of the armien- 49 .and the wheel 8 is provided with a corre I type holder may be sponding taper opening 49 passing 'there through and in the end-ofthe shaft S is provided a screw 50' having a'clamping head 50 which clamps the sprocketqwheel closely to' the shaft or can beiloosened so as to permit the angular adjustment of the upper type holderto vary the moment of printing of the upper type holder relative to the printing position of the lower type holder so as to print on any desired portion of the card when it ,co'mes under the rota-1' table type holder so that the impression can be made in any desired 'position on the card, or if it is not desired to print the upper surface of the card, the type holder can berotated entirely out of-contact therewith and the front of the machine left open for access tothe cards. It is understood that; all the type holding grooves in the type holder 3 may'not and hardly everwould be filled at the same time. This adjustment permits of printing in the center of the card or near either edge.- j

Thecard after passing the rollers 17 and 30 is carried through guides to a printing position between the upper type holder and a pressure roller 61 mounted upon a bearing 62 which is vertically adjust-able by means of a set screw or screws 63 to obtain the desired pressure- The type on the upper supplied with ink in any desired manner. Two methods are shown which may both be employed. -At 645 and 65 are shown inking rollers supplied with ink from a font 66 mounted on the frame. 'At

67 is shown an inking ribbon which is wound on rollers 68, 68. Spring pressed pivoted arms 69, 69 provided with spring pressed pawls 70, 70'engaging ratchet wheels 71, 71 rotate the rollers 68, 68 by strikin alternately against a pin 72 on one of t e arms 2 as the type holder revolves. Pins 73 (see Fig. 2) serve to limit the. backward movements of the arms 69, 69. A, second inking device for the lower type holder .mayulso be employed if desired.

73 and 74 are inkin rollers mounted in;-

a standard 75 (see Fig, 2) and supplied rom a font 76. An additional roller- 77 may beemployed to feed the cards if desired which presses against the bottom of the. lowercard and the pile of cards is placed under constant pressure from above by means of a spring pressed plunger 78, having an adjusting screw 79. An adjustable hin ed gate 80 in the front of ther'ard liol .em adjusts the outlet opening. A set screw dl forms the adjusting means-there At is seen a bar having arms 101 which engage the cams 24 and move them to engage ordisengage the arms 23, 23, so that the card feeding arms can be released when is desired to adjust the position of the it cards relatively to the printing position so as to determine the width of the margin.

This bar is operated by means of the screw Having described the invention what I claim as new Patent. is v y 1. In a combined printing and addressingmachine, a bed plate, ai rotatable upper type holderand a pressure roller thereunder, a receptacle for lower type holders from which, said typeholders fall by gravity, a carrier and desire to secureby Letters provided-with engaging means for "said 7 lower type holders and adapted to move said type-holders one at a time from said receptacle to a printing position, a pressure roller att-he printing position for said lower typeholders, a card receptacle having an inclined rear wall, an adjustable front wall therefor, an automatically acting feed device for said cards adapted to remove said cards one, at a time from said card holder and feed them to said pressure roller, inking. devices for said upper and lower type holders, '2. main shaft and mechanism operatively connecting said carrier, said card feeding device and said rotatable" upper type holder with said main shaft. 2.111 a combined machine-, a bed plate, type holders, and 'a thereon, a carrier type holders one ceptacle, a feeding device for said cards; a

a receptacle for lower adapted to remove said pressure roller to which said cards and lower printing and addressing 3 receptacle for cards at a time from said re- I i type holders are fed, guides for the cards after passing said pressure roller, a rotatable type holder and pressure roller therefor i in line with the said guides, said pressure rollers being adjustable. I In a combined printing and addressing machine, in combination, a bed plate, an upperrotatable type holder thereon, and 'a shaft therefor, an adjustable pressure roller on. saidbed plate coiiperat-ing with said rotaan intermediate shaft and thereon, and a main shaft, a device table type holder, rollers operat-ively connecting said main and intermediate shafts, and a connecting means tween said intermediate shaftan'd-the shaft" for therotatable type holder, a receptacle for a series of lower type holders on said bed plate, engaging meanso'n said connectingdevice between said main and intermediate shafts adapted to engage and convey said lower type holders one at a time to the printing positions, of upper and lower type holders, and a feeding device for a series of cards adapted to feed-the cards to the prin-ting position for said lower type hold- 16 holder pivotally mounted on said bracket ers, a device operat-ively connected with the vices for said upper and lower type holders.

4. In acombined printing and addressing and shafttherei-n, a rotatable upper type a pressure roller in the printing position for sai'd upper type holder, a platform 'for a series-of lower type holders, a receptacle therefor, in which said type holders fall by gravity, upon-said platform,.a carrier for said type holders adapted to remove them from said receptacle to aprinting'position lower type holders upon which they fall by for said lower type holders, a feeding mechanism for a seriesvof cards adapted to feed the cards to said printing position for'said lower type-holder, a pressure roller" at the printing position for'the lower type holders, said pressure roller adapted to feed the cards to the printing position for the upper type holder.

5..In a combined printing'and addressing machine, adapted tov print upon opposite sides of a card, successively and independently, in combination, a frame, a receptacle for lower type holders thereon, 'a longitudinal guide and support for said gravity from said receptacle, a carrier for the lower type holders adapted to remove them one at a time from the receptacle and convey them to the printing position for lower type holders, a card feeding device adaptedto feed a card to the printing posi- -tion for lower type holders,.pressure rolls at said printing position, a movable type hol'der above said bed plate, a pressure roll therefor at the printing positionfor said fupper;type holder, the printing'p'ositions for upper and lower type holders being in-- dependent and spaced apart in the line of travel of said lower type holders.

- 6. In a combined printing and addressing machine adapted to print on both sides of a card and having successive spaced printing positions, one for the lower and one for the upper side of the card, a receptacle for lower type holders, a carrier adapted to convey the lower type holders one at a time to the printing position for the,lower side of the card, a device for conveying a card simultaneouslyto said printing position for the lower side of the card, means for applying pressure to said card and lower type holder, a rotatable upper type holder fi'l the path of said"card, and-means for applying pressure to said card and rotatable upper type holder, when said card is in the printing pcsiticnfor the upperside thereof."-

7. In a combinediprinting and addressing machine having independent spaced printing posit-ions for upper and'lower type holders; a frame, a longitudinal guide for lower type holders thereon, a receptacle from which said lower type holders fall by gravity on said guide, a feeding device adapted to convey said lower type holders to their printing position, a card feeding device machine, amain frame, a bracket thereon adaptedto act in unison with said lower typeholder feeding device to convey the cards to the same printing position, a pressure applying device in said printing position, means for releasing said card feedin device to adjust the margin on the printed card, a movable upper'type holder, a pressure applying device therefor at the printing position for the upper type holder, means for releasing the upper type holder from movement, to adjust the margin of the printed card on the upper surface, and operating means for said type holder and card operating devices.

8. In a printing machine, in combination a frame provided with a raised longitudinal guide platform for lower type holders, a sprocket shaft at each end thereof, a sprocket on each shaft and a connecting chain, one of said shafts being a main driving shaft, a longitudinal groove in said platform in which said chain travels, said chain provided with type holder'engaging means,

an impression roller pivotally mounted over i said platform, at the printing position for lower type holders, a card receptacle eleed to receive and transmit said card to the said'type holders underneath said impression roller, and a receptacle for type hold- .ers, from which said type holders fall by gravity upon said platform in the path of said chain, and means for operating said card feeding rollers.

9. In combination witha frame, and longitudinal platform thereon, shafts pivoted in said frame, a sprocket wheel on each shaft, and chain thereon, type holder engaging means on said chain, a roller mounted on a sliding bearing on each side of said platform an inking ribbon passing over said platform and type holders and wound upon said rollers, arms on one of said shafts adapted to move said roller bearings forward as said chaiii moves s'aid type holders,

and to release the same after passing the printing position, and means for returning the rollers and hearings, to their original position and for rotating said rollers on the return movement.

10. In combination with a frame and 1011-, gitudinal platform thereon, shafts in said frame and sprocket whecls thereon, atchain connecting said sprocket wheels, engaging means for type holders on said chain adapted to move the same longitudinally of the said platform, a pressurev roll efpivotally mea'hs' for returning said rollers and m v 10 symmrted above said p1apf0rm,"a'n v ink1ng'- able support 7| I lTJbbOII transversely movable abov'e sald type In'jreshmony whereof, I hereunto set my ladders; rollers andmovable supportsillere hand this Qlst day of December 1910.

conn'e'cged With one 'of said shafts for nldv- CLAY 3 RUNYANT ing said I'OHQR supports in 'unisn' with .the In presgn'ce 0fmovements of-fsald chalnfdthepl l'ntlng po- WM.. M. IVIONROE, .sit1on underneath 'sald pressure roller and EDVVARD I-I. TRACY.

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US2612103A (en) * 1946-03-04 1952-09-30 D Amato Alexander Card stenciling machine with address printing means
US2712788A (en) * 1951-05-02 1955-07-12 Curtis Publishing Company Addressing machine
US2737388A (en) * 1951-05-26 1956-03-06 Gottscho Inc Adolph Feeding mechanisms for marking machines
US2758538A (en) * 1953-03-17 1956-08-14 Addressograph Multigraph Selective plates contnrol in address printing machines
US2915309A (en) * 1956-06-11 1959-12-01 King O Matic Equipment Corp Carton feed mechanism
US3057326A (en) * 1960-03-08 1962-10-09 Otto G Jeddeloh Blank dispenser
US3097463A (en) * 1963-07-16 Packaging machine
US3661382A (en) * 1970-10-06 1972-05-09 Koppers Co Inc Torsionally spring loaded feeder plates
US6786482B2 (en) 2001-02-01 2004-09-07 Hallmark Cards Incorporated Material handler apparatus

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3097463A (en) * 1963-07-16 Packaging machine
US2612103A (en) * 1946-03-04 1952-09-30 D Amato Alexander Card stenciling machine with address printing means
US2712788A (en) * 1951-05-02 1955-07-12 Curtis Publishing Company Addressing machine
US2737388A (en) * 1951-05-26 1956-03-06 Gottscho Inc Adolph Feeding mechanisms for marking machines
US2758538A (en) * 1953-03-17 1956-08-14 Addressograph Multigraph Selective plates contnrol in address printing machines
US2915309A (en) * 1956-06-11 1959-12-01 King O Matic Equipment Corp Carton feed mechanism
US3057326A (en) * 1960-03-08 1962-10-09 Otto G Jeddeloh Blank dispenser
US3661382A (en) * 1970-10-06 1972-05-09 Koppers Co Inc Torsionally spring loaded feeder plates
US6786482B2 (en) 2001-02-01 2004-09-07 Hallmark Cards Incorporated Material handler apparatus

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