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US1197277A
US1197277A US778093A US1913778093A US1197277A US 1197277 A US1197277 A US 1197277A US 778093 A US778093 A US 778093A US 1913778093 A US1913778093 A US 1913778093A US 1197277 A US1197277 A US 1197277A
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H. ELLIS.
' NUMBER PRINTING AND PUNCTUATING MECHANISM.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 9, I913.
Patented Sept. '5, 1916.
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NUMBER PRINTING AND PUNCTUATING MECHANISM.
APPLLCATLON FILED JULY 9,1913.
1 ,1 97,277. Patented Sept. 1916.
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H. EELIS. NUMBER PRINTING AND PUNCTUATING MECHANISM.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 9, I913.
1 ,1 97,277. Patented Sept. 5, 1916.
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NUMBER PRINTING AND PUNCTUATING MECHANISM.-
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i UNITED rrALconm ELLIS, or EAST ORANGE} NEW JERSEY.
mmnnn PRINTING AND ruac'r ua'rme MECHANISM.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented s tis, 1916.
Origin ap lication filed December 30, 1908, Serial 9 i id d and this a plication filed In];
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I To all whom it may concern- Be it known that I, HAL'COLM 'ELLIs, a citizen of the United Statesresiding at East Orange, county of Essex, and. State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Number Printing and Punctuation Mechanisms, of which the .following is a specification.
This invention relates to number printing and punctuation mechanism.
The present application is a division of my application on combined adding machines and typewriters, filed December 30,
1908, Serial No. 470108.
One object of the invention is to provide improved printing mechanism for adding and listing machines which will possess great manifolding ability and will provide forpermanent alinement both in the listing of numbers and in the printing of totals.
Another object is. to provide printing mechanism of the rotary or pivoted sector type as an improvement on the printing mechanism set forth in my Reissue Patent ;double printing.
No. 12528, dated August 28, 1906, which will provide for automatic rebounding of the type sectors immediately after they have made their impression on the paper, thereby preventing chattering of the type or The invention has for afurther object the provision of novel means for the punc tuat'ion of the numbers printed by the printing mechanism and adapted for regulation or adjustment for printing characters representing United States money, or to be instantly changed to' print in plain units, or, to print in plain units with decimals or tenths.
A further object is to provide novel means whereby .the punctuation in discounting op;
erations may be regulated, or, the printing may be cut out entirely so that the machine on which the printing and punctuating mechanism is used can be operated for addition or multiplicationwithout printing the series of operations'upon the paper. 7
In the following description and accompanying drawings I have set forth-a construction adapted to carry out the fore going objects and which discloses the mode of operation of the invention, but I do not restrict myself to the details of construction set forth, as I am aware that modifications of structure may be resorted to in carrying out the invention without departing from its mode of operation.
In the accompanying drawings :-Figure 1 is a vertical longitudinal section through the mechanism for the addition and printing of numbers, certain parts being omit- Y ted, but enough of the machine set forth in my application Serial No. 470108, filed De-.
cernber 30, 1908, being shown to disclose the codperation of the present improvements therewith, the parts being shown in normal position; Fig. ,2, a similar View showing the parts with one numeral key depressed and the adding and printing mechanism in position just prior to printing; Fig. 3, a vertical longitudinal detail section of the numeral printing mechanism, the parts'being punctuation slide; Fig. 9, a detail front elevation showing the method of operating the 0 printing triggers from the left;
and Fig. 10, a right-hand elevation of the numeral printing mechanism and certain other parts, the printing mechanismbeing in printing position.
- Operation of racks and stops for s'ame.
The machineis operated through suitable means, not shown, by a handle orpower means acting on shaft O1.
Referring to Figs. 1 and 2, R50, is one of the racks, of which there are a plurality, having a long piece extending from the front end of the keyboard back to the adding wheels, A50. The rack R50, slides back and forth in the machine on the rod K3, extending across the machine under the keyboard and past the crossbar R92, at the rear V end. of R50; both the rod K3, and the bar R92, being provided with suitable grooves in which the rack R50, can slide,.the grooves serving as guides to maintain the rack R50, in its vertical position. On the top .and bottom of the rack R50, are gear teeth 50R, which properly mesh with the gear teeth in the small gear wheels A50 of the accumula-- tor, when the same are brought intoengagement with the rack R50. On the upper side of 7 the rack R50, beginning nea'r the front end, are a series of stops which serve as the abutting surfaces to engage stops K23, mounted on the numeral keystems K51; K52,""toengages a particular one of "thestops K23,-
on one of the nine keystems K51, to K59, and being arranged vernier fashion, the engagement of the rack R50,with any stop K23, will permit of a definite amount of sliding movement of the rack R50. For instance, theengagement of the rack R50, with the stops K23, on the keystem' K51, would permit the rack R50, to move to the rear a distance of one of the teeth 50R: If, for instance, the keystem K54, was depressed, as shown in Fig. 2, and the rack moved to the rear until it engages the stop K23, on 'keystem K54, there would be a movement of four teeth 50R, past the bar R92. If "at this time the adding wheel A50, is brought into engagement with the rack R50, as shown in the upper wheel of Fig. 2, and the rack R50, is then restored to the position shown in Fig. 1, the upper adding wheel A50, will be rotated a distance of four teeth. If, by a subsequent similar operation, any amount greater than five was added, suitable carrying devices are connected tothe adding wheels A50, to cause thewheel in the next column to the left. to
rotate a distance of one tooth. i
Connections between racks and type seetorsr Mounted on the shaft R1, located above the rack R50, is a three-armed lever R45, of which there are as many as the type sectors P54one arm extending forward and provided with a small, round pin R15,
. near its extreme end. The arm extending sector is pivoted at P11, that it can be roto the rear is provided with a similar pin 15R, and the third'arm extending downward is provided with two terminals to which is secured a segmental rack R52, by
pins R13, and R14. The pin R14, extends .to the'left side and engages a vertical slot in the lower side of the rack R50, as clearly shown by the dotted lines both in Figs. 1 and 2, so that any movement, backward or forward, of the rack R50, would cause a r0: tation about the shaft R1, of the threearmed crank R45, corresponding in extent to the extent of the travel of the rack R50. From the rear arm of R45, a connecting 'link P53, extends from the pin 15R, to a pin P10, in the type sector P54. This type tated in a vertical direction, there being ten .positions in which'the rack R50, can be 10- cated, there are correspondingly ten type on the't'ype sector P54. Inasmuch as the pivot that a movement of the arm 521, about P1,
P11, is connected'to an arm 52F, which can swing about the shaft P1,. it-is evident that after the type e t P54, is swung upward IIBEJl l thB'PPOPGI type confias intdpositlon,
in the direction of the platen S would cause the type of the type sector to strike the platen S and print thereon. This position is indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1 and in full lines in Fig. .3.
The alinement of the type is dependent npon the, location of the rack R50, and a'- more accurate stop than K23, on the keystems K51, to K59,is-'desirable, therefore, a bar R93, called the alininfbar is mounted upon arms R44, secured to a shaftR2, and just prior to the time when the printing is to take place,the alining bar. is raised and enters between the teeth of the sector R52. This brings the three-armed crank R45, to
a definite location within the limits of the lost motion between the connecting link P53, and the pins 15R, and P10, and as there are nine of these type sectors and nine levers R45, the alining bar R93, will bring all of the type to a constant alinement. After an operation of, adding has been performed, or a series of these operations, and it is desired to take a total, the wheels A50, are first broughtinto engagement with the rack R50, and the racks are moved back ward until the wheels come to their startmg point in a manner usual in this class of mach1nes-wh1ch operation causes the type- ,to be set'according to the accumulation on the adding wheels A50. v
To the shaft R1, there is-secured a bail 45R, which extends across the machine under. the racks R50, as clearlv' shown in Figs.
1 and 2; and extending across between the I sides ofthe bail 45R, thereis a bar R51, which serves as the fastening for one end of' the springs R81. A segment R54, is secured to the side arm of the bail 45R, and
swings in a path which prevents the alining bar R93, from engaging the teeth of the sector R52, until 45R, is in itsextremereiir position, as shown in Fig. 2. v
To the head of the rivet R13, there is secured one end of the spring R81, and on 3 one side of the lower arm of R45, there is a pin R16, which serves as a fastening for one end of the coil spring R80, the other end of the spring being secured to a vertical horn, extending up from the rack R50, as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2. One of these three-arm cranks R45, is provided for each of the racks ,R50, the lower arm, in each case, extending down vertically alongside of the rack R50, and the horizontalarms to the front and rear converge to the width of the nine printing type of the printing section in the manner usual in this class of machines. I
Numberpi'intz'n-g Jem'ce.-The printing is secured to the piece P62, at both ends and device is mounted'between two lates P50, and P51, (see Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4 an 5), which plates are secured in the machine directly above the series of three-arm cranks R45. Passing between these plates is a shaft P1, upon which are mounted a series of upwardly extending arms 52P. To the upper end'of the arms 52P, there is pivoted about therivet P11, the type sector P54, as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2. These type sectors have a series of ten figures, from 0 to 9, on their peripheries, and a second rivet P10, serves to connect the upper end of a connecting rod P53, whichextends to and engages the pin 15R, on the rear end of the three-armed piece R45 From this, it will be seen that if the rack'R50, moved to the rear,'then it will, through the vertical slot in its lower sides, move the pin R14, and so swing the piece R45, about the shaft R1, and cause the pin 15R, in the rear of arm R45, to swing through an approximate vertical arc. The distance the pin 15R, will travel will be exactly proportional to the distance the vrack R50, travels: thus, if the rack R50, is in its forward position,-the pin 15R, would be in its lowest position, and the type sector P54, will be in a position to cause its up er type to print. This type will be 0. I ,.however, the rack R50, moves to the rear so as to .engage'the stop K23, on the key stem K51, it will have moved one-ninth of its possible travel and the pin 15R, will be moved upward a small distance. This distance, however, is sufficient to bring the next succeeding type 'on the type sector P54, to the position of print ing, and it will be figure 1 This position is indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1. If the rack R50, moves to the rear until it engages the stop K23, on the keystem K54, it will swing the type sector P54, upward until the fifth type or figure 4 will come to the printing position, as indicated in Fig. 2. Secured to the shaft P1, there is a piece P58, which piece serves as a fastening for one end of the springs P85, the other end of which engages the upward extending arms 52P. Across the upper part of the piece P58, there extends a bar P17. Alongside of each of the arms 52P, there is a fiat piece P62, mounted to swln on the shaft P1, thesame as the 'arm 52 These two pieces 52P, and P62, are held together b means of a rivet P16, and a loop spring .86, which presses against the rivet P16, as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2. This piece P62, has on its forward edge three pro]ecting lips for engaging various devices for holding the arms 52P, in its non-printing position. The lowest of these lips engages the printing trigger 57 P, which printing trigger disengages the pieces P62, at every operation of the handle. The printing trigger 57P,
.ward stroke, the
extends entirely across between the plates P50, and P51, and engages all nine of the pieces P62,-it is securedto a shaft P2, on the right-hand end of which is mounted a piece P73, (see Figs. 6 and 10) outside the right-hand plate P50. This piece P73, is connected through a round hole in P50, to the printing trigger 57P, by a pin 28P, and is provided with a rearward projecting member having an adjusting screw 22P, for engaging an arm P74, mounted on the shaft P1. The relation between the arm P74, and the piece P73, is such that the shaft P1, turns the piece P58, from the position shown in Fig. 1. to the position shown in Fig. 2 before P74, engages the screw 22P,
and causes the piece P73, to be moved and the printing trigger 57P, to disengage the pieces P62. A suitable spring P83, Figs. 6 and 10 returns P73, and the printingtrigger 57 to their-engaging positions. The middle li on.'P62, is for the engagement ofthe.0 printing trigger P57. The triggers P57, are held in engagement by the light springs P82, and are normally-in engagement with the piece P62; when, how ever, the three-arm crank R45, is moved from its position of rest, as shown in Fig. 1, the pin R15, on its forward'arm engages the 0 printing trigger P57, and moves P57 to a position out of engagement with the piece P62, as shown in Fig. 2. The
upper end of the 0 printing trigger P57, is provided with a wing extending to the left and engaging the next succeeding similar trigger so that when any one of the 0 printing triggers P57 is operated by means of the pin R14, it causes all of the other trig ers P57, to the ri ht to become disengage from the pieces 62. The detail drawing Fig. 9 clearly shows this feature. The upper lip on the piece P62,
is for engagement with a horizontal slid-- ing piece P67, which piece P67, is operated by hand and is normally not in position to engage the piece P62. Across the space between the two side-plates P50, and P51, of
the printing section, there extends a rectangular bar P18, on arm P69 which is ad ustably mounted to move 'a' small distance bar is known as the rebound bar.
The operation of this printing device is v tion shown in Fig; 1, key K54, being depressed and the handle operatedon its for- 0 printing trigger P57, would first be disengaged as shown in Fig. 2. Next, the printing trigger. 57P, would be operated and the parts would assume the position shown in the type would strike the paper on the platen i'g. 3, at which position S. In this position, the small pin P16, would be moved away from its contact with the piece P62, which would slightly extend the rebounding spring P86the piece P62, being in contact with the rebound bar P18; the spring P85, having contracted and movedthe type sector P54, from its normal position to its printing position. Inasmuch,
however, as the spring P86, is much stronger than the spring P85, the type sector P54, would immediately, after printing, assume the position, shown in Fig. 5, with the type slightly withdrawn from the contact with the paper on the platen S, thus-preventing chattering of the type or double printing. The return stroke of the handle of the machine .wouldcause the shaft P1, to be 7 turned in a reversed direction, and the bar to print in plain units with decimals.
- P17, would press against the piece P62, andrestore the printing device to the position shown in Fig. l.
The punctuation dem'ce.--By' means of this device, the punctuation of the numbers printed by the'printing device just described can be so regulated that the machine will print in United States money, instantly changed to print inplain units, and also It has a further function of regulating the punctuation in discount, and a further function of cutting off the printing entirely ,so that the machine can be operated for addition or multiplication without printing the series of operations upon the paper. This device is fully illustrated in Figsd to 8 inelusive. In Fig. 1, this device is shown in its normal position and consists of an arm P59, pivoted at P14, to the arm 52F. This arm P59, terminates at its rear end in a type either a comma or decimal point. P59, has a downward extending member terminating in a flattened foot and having a downwardly projecting lip at its forward end. A third member extends radially from the pivot P1 1, in an upward direction and is for the purpose of engaging the stationary restoring bar P27.' A spring P80, is mounted in a suitable holder P13, on the arm 52F, and.
has a tendency to turn the piece P59, so that,
the decimal .point will move upward. A hook 61P, is pivoted at P15, to the arm 521 in such a manner that its rear end can engage the foot on the lower end of P59. This is clearly shown in Fig. 1. .The hook 61P,
has atail extending forward, which tail comes into contact with a sliding piece P67 This sliding piece P67 is shown in detail in Fig. 8, and is provided with three humps a, b, c on its upward extending edge. The
tail of the hook. 61-P, normally presses against the flat part of this upper edge, but
when P67 ,is moved laterally so that one of thehumps a, b, or 0 engages the tail -.of the hook 611 it raises this tail and so depresses the hook, thereby permitting it to disengage the rear end. of the footon piece P59, as is I clearly shown in Fig. 4; and as the arm, 52P, moves the type sector P54, toward the platen S, the radial tail on the piece P59, would "normal position. If, however, thepiece P67, which slides across between the plates P50, and P51, is moved to theright one space, it would bring the three humps a, b and 0, one place to the right, and the punctuation would be as in the number I 10,000,000.0 This will provide a punctua tion with one decimal place, instead of two as is used-in United States'money. If P67,
is moved still farther to the right to its extreme. position, then the three humps a, b and 0 will disengage the hooks 61P, so that the figures will be punctuated as follows 100,000,000 In each ofthe examples given,
the entire series of nine printing devices are used. Of course,-if the figure printed does not e mbrace nine 'figures, only those punctuating devices will print which are on the released arms 52P. The slide P67 is provided witha series of small holes d into which a spring detent P81, (Figsfi9, 10) engages and a small knob 10B, is mounted on the outside of the case on a suitable'slide 10B with an index, (Fig. 7-) and engages the slide P67 and enables the operator to locate it laterally. When the tail of the hook 61P,'rests against the flat part of the slide P67, it does not disengage the foot on 'the'piece P59, with a consequence that when printing takes place, the type on the rear end of P58, assumes the position shown in Fig. 3, and does not come in contact with the paper about the platen S; .When the'arm 521, is restored to its normal position, the upper extending member of P59, engages the stationary barwP27, and restores the arm P59, to the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
When it is desiredto use the adding mech-' anism of this machine, without operating the printing device,- the small knob 10B, is moved to the left untilthe index point on its slide comesl opposite the letter X.
This causes the lower part of the slide P67 to come into the path of the upper lip on" the piece P62, as clearly shown in Figs. 1'
and 2, in which positionP67, serves as astop which would prevent any movement of the.
piece P62, in a rearward direction through the action of; the springs P85, and this irrespective of the operation of the printing number by a number terminating in a deci-.
mal fraction, thereby causing it to become necessary to place the decimal point as many figures to the left of the normal position as there are figures to the right of the decimal point in the multiplier, the knob 10B, is
moved to the left until the pointer comes.
opposite the figure on the scale correspond ed off. 'This results in moving the slide P67, to the left, and progressively moving the three humps a, b and c to the left as many of the printing segments as there are places which we wish to count off. The
lower projecting edge of the slide P67, which has the detent holes d, in it proceeds to in- -tercept.the right-hand type sectors by engaging the pieces P62,-the distance from the edge of the piece P67, which engages the arms P62, to the hump 0 always representing two of the type sectors. Thus, if
it is desired to obtain the net amount after deducting 6% from $2,436.75,:this amount wouldbe multiplied by 94 in the usual way giving a result of $229,054.50, but, by moving the knob 10B, two places to the left, We
cut off the right-hand 5 and 0 and move" moved farther to the left so that the pointer comes opposite the third figure or fourth figure of the scale, and it will be seen that the capacity of the machine would extend up as high as eight figures, as shown by the following examples:
Printing in units with punctuation slide P67 in the position shown in Fig. 7.
Printing with slide P67, moved one place to the left.
Printing with slide P67, moved two places to the left.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Let- 'ters Patent, is
l. The combination with a number printing device, of punctuation means therefor adapted to be set at will to print at a single operation different predetermined variations of a plurality of punctuation char actors for a given number printed by said printing device.
2. The combination with a number printing device, of punctuation means therefor adapted to be set at will to print at a'single operation different predetermined variations of a plurality of punctuation characters for a given number printed by said printing device substantially simultaneously with the printing ofthe number.
3. The combination with a number printing device, of means adapted to be set sucp cessively at will to print'successive predeter ing to the number of decimal places so polntmined and constant progressively advancing punctuations of the figures printed by-the number printing device.
4. The combination with a number printing device, of means adapted to be setat will to print a predetermined and constant progressively advancing punctuation of the figures printed by the number printing device, and a progressive elimination of decimals of the said number.
5. The combination with a number print ing device, of punctuation means therefor adapted to be set at will so as to be entirely inoperable, or, to print at a single operation different predetermined variations of punctuation of a. given number printed by said printing device. a,
6. A printing mechanism comprismg a movable type carrier, a rebound member movable in relation to said type carrier, a
rebound. device cooperating with the type carrier and rebound member, a spring sepa-.. rate from the rebound device which actuates the type carrier to cause printing, said spring being of less strengththan the rebound device, and means for arresting the movement of the rebound member, whereby, after said spring has caused printing to occur by the advance by momentum of the type carrier, said rebound device immediately retracts the type carrier.
7. A printing mechanism comprising a movable type carrier, a pivoted arm, a rebound member movable independently in relation to said pivoted arm and pivoted concentrically thereto, a rebound spring constituting the sole connection between the type carrier and the rebound member, means for advancing the type carrier and rebound member, and means for arresting thereboundmember to cause the type carrier to rebound immediately after printing occurs. 8. A printing mecha nism comprising a movable type carrier, a rebound member movable in relation to said type carrier, 9.
rebound spring constituting the sole connection between the type carrier and the rebound member, a spring for advancing the type carrier to cause printing,a=latch or trigger adapted to hold the rebound member,
and hence the type carrier, in retracted. position, and means for arresting the movement of the reboundmember, said rebound spring beingstronger than the type-carrier'- p'ropelling spring, and adapted to cause the type carrier to rebound immediately after printing, occurs.
9. In a number printing device wherein a plurality of characters are printed at one tlme, a punctuation printer consisting of movably mounted type independent of the number printing type, means for maintaining the punctuation printer either in or out of position to print, and means for causing the same to print when in printing position,
I 10. In a number printing device wherein a plurality of characters are printed at one time, a punctuation device consisting of a punctuation type movably mounted and independent of the number printing type, means for moving the punctuation type into position to print, means for causing the I punctuation device to print when in printprinting position.
' 11. In a'number printing device wherein ing position, and restoring means for with drawlng the punctuation device from the afplurality of characters are printedat one time, conslsting of a series of type carriers,
.each provided with a plurality of type, a
punctuation device consisting of a punctuatlon type movably mounted and independent of the number printing type, means for I moving the' punctuation type into printing position, means for causing the punctuation type to print when in printing position, and
restoring means for withdrawing the punctuation type from the printing position after printing.
12. In a number printing device wherein a plur'ahty of characters are printed ataone time, a printing device consisting of a series" of type'ca'rriers, each provided with a plurality of type, a series oi punctuation type movably mounted and independent of the number printing type, and operating between the number printing type, means for moving the punctuation type into printing position, means for causing the punctuation type toprint'when in printing position, and
I restoring means for withdrawing the punc-' tu'ation type from the printing position after printing. 13'. In a'numberprinting device wherein a plurality of characters are printed atone time, a printing device consisting of aseries of type carriers, each provided with a plurality of printing. type, a series of punctuation type movably mounted and independent of the number printing type, and oper-' ating between the number printing type,
and means for causing some of the punctuation type to move to the printing position while others remain out of the printing position, means for causing the punctuation type to print when in printing position,and
restoring means for withdrawing the punctuation type from the printing position after printing.
14. A printing mechanism comprising a plurality of type sectors, means for supporting each type sector independent of the others, means for rotating the type sectors until the desired type come to the printinging each type sector independent of. the others, means for rotating the type sectors plurality of type sectors, means for supportuntil the desired type come to the printing line, means for causing the type sectors to print, and a series of punctuation type pivotally mounted on the type sector supports, to be moved toprint at the same time the type sectors prin l 16. A printing mechanism comprising a plurality of type sectors, means for supporting each type sector independent of the others, means for rotating the sector until the desired type come to the printing line, means for causing the type sectors to ,print, a series ofpunctuation type pivotally mounted on the type sector supports, means for causing some of the punctuation type to printwhile others arev withheld from printing.
17. plurality of type sectors, means for supporting each type sector independent. of the others, means Tor rotatirrgthe sectors until the desired type come to the printing line, means'forcausing the typesectors to print, a series of punctuation typeone i01- each sector.arranged to be moved-to prlnt at the same time the type on the type sector prints, and j means for withholding some-of the punctuation type from print- I I '1 a. I 18. A printing mechanism comprising a plurality oftype sectors, a pivoted .arm for supporting. eachtype sectorlndependent of the others, means for rotating the type sectors until the desired type come to .the
printing line, means for cauSing the type sectors to print, .a series Of- PIIIIOUIBLUOII' type normally withheld from printing posi- A printing'inechanism comprising a 60 causenumbersprinted by the number printprinting line, means for causing the type sectors to print, a series of spring actuated.
punctuation type normally withheld from the printing position, and means for releasing certain of the punctuation type whereby they are positioned to print at the same time as the type sectors.
20. A number printing mechanism com-' prising auplurality of type sectors, a pivoted arm for-supporting each type sector independent of the others, means forrotating the type sector until the desired type come to the printing line, means for causing the typesectors to print, a series of spring actuated punctuation'printers, pivotally mounted on the type sector supports, hooks for engaging the punctuation printers and holding them in non-printing position, andmeans for releasing certain of the punctuation printers so that they may print while others are retained in their non-printing position.
21. In a number printing device, where a plurality of characters are printed at one operation, a punctuation device consisting of a series of punctuation type movably mounted and independent of the number printing type, a mechanism for setting the punctuation type for printing the punctuationv of figures, means for causing thepun'ctuation device to print, and means for withdrawing the punctuation device from the printing position after printing. I
22. .A number printing device wherein a plurality of characters may be printed at one operation, apunctuation printing device consisting of punctuation printers movably mounted and independent of the number printing mechanism, means for setting the punctuation device for causing certain of the punctuation printers to print, the others being withheld from printing, and means for' changing the setting of the punctuation printers, Y Y
23.-A number printing device wherein a plurality of characters may be printed at one operation, a punctuation printing de vice, means for setting the punctuation type so that any numbers printed by the number:
printingdevice will he punctuated according to one system, and means for changing the setting of the punctuation devlce to ing; device to be punctuated according toa different system. v v
24. A number-printing dev ce wherein a plurality of characters may be printed at one operation, a punctuation device consisting of a series of punctuation type movably mounted and independent of the number printing type, means for setting the punctuation type so that any number printed will be punctuated .as United States money, means for withholding certain of the number printing devices from printing beginning on the right, and means for moving the punctuation setting mechanism "one place to the left for each number printing type so withheld.
25. In a number printing device wherein a plurality of characters may be printed at one operation, a series of type carriers each carrying a plurality of type, means for moving the type carriers until the desired type come to the printing line, a punctuation device consisting of a series of punctuation type movably mounted and independent of the number printing type, means for setting the punctuation type so'that any numher printed will be punctuated as United States money, means for withholding certain of the number printing type carriers from printing beginning on the right, and means for moving the punctuation setting device one place to the left, for each of the number printing type carriers withheld from operating.
26. In a number printing device, a plurality of independent type sectors, pivoted arms on which they are pivotally mounted, means for rotating the type sectors until the desired type come to the printing position, means for causing the type to print, a punctuation printing device consisting of a series of punctuation type pivotally mounted upon the supporting arm for the type sectors, hooks for retaining the punctuation type both in printing and non-printing positions, a laterally sliding bar, cams thereon for engagement with the hooks, and for set-ting the punctuation type to move from their non-printing to their printing positions, when the type sectors move toward the platen for printing.
27. A number printing mechanism consisting of a series of type carriers each provided with a plurality of type, means for causing the type to print, a movable member 28. A printing mechanlsm compnsmg a series of type sectors, pivoted arms-for supporting said type sectors, means for rotating said type sectors until the desired type come to the printing line, springs for causing the pivoted arms to move the type to v print, punctuation type pivoted to. the supporting arms, hooks for engaging thepunctuation type and holding the same out of the printing position, and a sliding bar having cams thereon for engagement with the aforesaid hooks and causing the hooks to release the punctuation) type andv permit them to moveto their. printing position.
29. The combinationwith a number print- .for printing at a single operation a plurality of punctuation characters for the number which is printed.
31. In a number printing device wherein a plurality of characters are printed at one operation, punctuation printing means se-' lectively controlled at will adapted for punctuating at one operation the number which is printed.
32. In a number printing device wherein a plurality of characters are printed at one operation, means controllable at will-for printing a punctuation of the number which is printed. I
33. In a number printing device wherein a plurality of characters are printed at one operation, selectively controlled punctuation means adapted to print ata single op-. eration a predetermined plurality of punctuation characters for the number which is printed. q 34. In a number printingdevice wherein akplurallty of characters are printed at one operation, selectively controlled punctuation -means adapted for. printing at a single operation any one of several difi'erent predetermined arrangements'of punctuation characters for thenumber which is printed.
'35. In a'number printing device wherein a plurality of characters are printed at one operation, a punctuation printer comprising movably mounted type independent' of the number printingtype, and means "for causing the punctuation type to print.
36'. The combination with a type carrier,
of a rebound member movable in relation thereto, a rebound spring-device cooperatmg with the rebound member.and the type carriers so that they are adapted to move as a unit to cause printing to occur, and means independent of the rebound member and. re
bound spring-device adapted to actuate thev type carrier.
37. A printing mechanism comprising a different indicia which is pivoted to said arm, means for setting the type carrier in differrockably iiiounted -type lcarrier, pivoted i meansior causing the type carrier to advancefrom normal position to printing position, a rockably mounted rebound member .65
movable in relation to said type carrier, and
rebound means cooperating with the type to retraction of the type carrier to its normal position. 7
38. A printing mechanism comprising a rockably mounted arm, a type carrier having ent positions so that it will print the desired indicia, means for rocking said arm and type carrier to cause printing to occur, and a rebound spring independent of the setting means and said type carrier which cooperates/with said arm and is adapted for causing said arm and type carrier to automatically rebound after printing has occurred.
39. A printing mechanism comprising a movable type carrier, havingdllferent 111-- dicia, means for'setting the type carrier in different positions so that it will print the desired indicia, means for causing said type carrier to advance to cause printing to occur, a rebound member movable in relation to said-type carrier, a. rebound device independent of said setting means, cooperating with the type carrier and rebound member adapted to cause rebound of-the type carrier after printing has occurred, and means for arresting the movement of the rebound membertmcause the type carrier to rebound immediately after printing occurs.
40. A printing mechanism comprising a movable type carrier, having diflerent indicia, means for setting the type carrier in different positions so that it will print the desired indicia, means for causing said type carrier to advance to cause printing to occur, a rebound member movable in relation to said type carrier, a rebound spring inde-. pendent of said setting means, cooperating with the type carrier and rebound member adapted to cause rebound of the type carrier after printing has occurred, and means for arresting the movement of the rebound member, whereby the rebound spring will cause the type carrier to rebound immediately after. printing occurs,
In testimony whereof, I hereunto aiiix my signature in presence of two, witnesses.-
I 'HALCOLM ELLIS. Witnesses;
v NATHAN W. PERKINS, Jr.-,
WALTER J .-'BURcHE'r'r.
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