US1220581A - Addressing attachment for duplicating-machines. - Google Patents

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US1220581A US87585614A US1914875856A US1220581A US 1220581 A US1220581 A US 1220581A US 87585614 A US87585614 A US 87585614A US 1914875856 A US1914875856 A US 1914875856A US 1220581 A US1220581 A US 1220581A
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  • Another object of my invention is the provision of means whereby the name-plates are confined within racks readily applied to the machine, said name-plates being adapted to be delivered successively from one rack, passed through the machine, and received by another rack.
  • Another object of my invention is to deliver the name-plates after ca ch printing operation into a receiving rack from which they may be easily transferred into a delivery rack so that they will always be in a condition to be inserted into a printing machine of the type mentioned.
  • a further object of mv invention is to provide connection between the impression member of a printing machineand the addressing attachment which can be disconnected to permit the printing of-various matters not intended to be sent to any partilc ⁇ ular parties, such as oflice forms and the li e.
  • Figure 1 is a side elevation of a printing machine having my invention applied thereto, the parts being shown in the positions they assume preparatory to printing.
  • Fig. 2 is a side elevation viewed from the same side as Fig. 1, showing the addressing attachment and the adjacent end of the printing machine, the parts being in the positions they assume after each printing operation.
  • Fig. 3 is a side elevation viewed from the opposite side of the machine with the front or outer end of the addressing attachment broken away, the parts being in the posi' tions they assume Pl'GiMtl'fltOlY to printing operation.
  • Fig. l is a plan view of the machine equipped with this in'iproved addressing attachment
  • Fig. 5 is a detached perspective view of the yielding name-plate guide inserted between the plate delivery device and the plate receiving rack.
  • Fig. 6 is a detached perspective view of the parts constituting the name-plate abutment at the inner or feeding end of the delivery rack.
  • Fig. 7 is a detached perspective view of the follower secured to the chains of the delivery rack.
  • Fig. 8 is a detached perspective view of the stop plate forming part of the receiving rack.
  • Fig. 9 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal section taken on line rz-a, Fig. 4, with the exception that in this figure the name-plates are shown within the delivery and receiving racks, said plates being in side elevation.
  • Fig. 10 is an inverted view of the inner end of the name-plate, shifter guide and the part of the printing machine to which it is applied.
  • Fig. 11 is an enlarged transverse section taken on line 6-5, Fig. 2.
  • Fig. 12 is a cross section taken on line 0-0, Fig. 11.
  • Fig. 13 is a detached perspective view of the name-plate shifter guide.
  • Fig. 14. is a detached perspective view of the name-plate shifter.
  • the reference numeral 15 designates the frame or body of the machine comprising sides 16 and a flat bed 17 connecting said sides.
  • the main type-form 18 isplaced from which the body of a letter is to be printed.
  • This type form may consist of assembled type, a zinc etching or other out, or both.
  • any object 01 objects from which an impression can be made may be placed upon the bed and held rigid in any I 'actieable manner.
  • the form is made up of assembled type, such as are used in typewriting machines, so as to give the impression that the letter is a personal one and not of the circular kind.
  • an inking ribbon 19 is provided which is stretched over the type form and intermittently paid out from a roller 20 arranged at one end of the bed to be wound onto. a receiving roller at the opposite end of said bed.
  • ,-Thcse ribbon rollers are suitably journaled in bearings arranged at opposite ends of the type bed and by suitable means the ribbon is fed intermittently over the type bed so thatan even impression is obtained at all times.
  • the bed 17 of the frame 15 has upstanding angular flanges 21 so arranged that their horizontal portions extend outwardly and form guide grooves Between said upstanding flanges and the type form 18, herein shown as including a chase, yielding tracks 23 are located.
  • a carrier inthe form of a sliding carriage. designated by the numeral 2i, is arranged to be reciprocated on the body or frame, and it preferably comprises two side members 25 which rest upon the upper faces of flanges 21 and a cross member 26 connecting said side members at the top, said cross member having a handle 27 whereby the carriage may be conveniently taken hold of and reciprocated on the bod of the machine.
  • the side members 25 have mounted thereon suitable guide rollers 28 which travel in the guide grooves 22 of the flanges 21.
  • the side members :25 of said carrier have alined openings 29 in which vertically adjustable bearing boxes 30 are held.
  • nscillating arms 3l are provided. one for cooperation with each bearing box, and each arm has an inwardly-(1irccted hub mounted in its coiipcratin bearing box.
  • sion device 32 preferably in the form of a roller extends transversely over the body of the machine and its journals are mounted in bores arranged eccentrically in the hubs of said oscillating arms so that said roller in its travels and upon oscillation of saidarms in a manner to be presently described, will be moved into contact with the ribbon-cov- An impresered type form and out of contact therewith.
  • the normal position of the oscillating arms 31' is shown in Fig. 1, in which they are inclined in the direction in which the carriage is to be moved, as indicated by the arrow A.
  • the impression roller Upon placing a sheet of paper upon the inking ribbon and moving the carriage forward in the direction of said arrow, the impression roller is moved over the sheet of paper with the necessary pressure to receive the impression desired, and the amount of the pressure to be applied is governed by adjusting screws 33' passing through the top of the carriage and bearing against the upper ends of the bearing boxes in which the hubs of the oscillating arms 31 are journaled.
  • the oscillating arms 31 strike suitable stops 34 .on the frame and are swung from the position shown in Fig. 1 to that shown in Fig. 2, whereupon the eccentric hubs of said arms are caused to rock within their bearing boxes and the impression roller to be elevated so that when the carriage is returned to normal position the impression roller will move rearwardly above and out of contact with the ribboncovered type form.
  • the oscillating arms 31 come in contact with stops 35 and are caused to move from the position shown in Fig. 2 to that shown in Fig.
  • the machine is placed upon a base 36, which in preferred construction, has side walls 37 and end walls 38.
  • a removable adjustable bracket or support 39 is secured to the forward legs 40 of the machine frame by means of bolts 41.
  • This bracket or support comprises two side members 42 having rearwardly extending arms 43. which pass between the forward legs of the machine frame. and these side members are connected together bytwo angular cross bars 44, 4.5.
  • the angular cross bar 44 comprises a widevertical or substantially vertical member 46 and a narrow horizontal ledge or member 47 which extends in a forward direction.
  • a rock shaft 48 is journaled, said shaft extending to opposite sides of the machine frame, as best shown in Fig. 11.
  • a lever 49 Secured to this shaft in a plane between the sides of the machine frame is a lever 49, which is secured to the shaft by means of a set screw and a jam nut 51so that its position on the shaft can be easily adjusted.
  • Said lever extends both above and beneath said shaft and its lower end has one end of a link 52lpivotally secured thereto, the other end of said link being pivotally attached, as at 53, to a swinging presser plate or member 54 which is loosely mounted at its lower end on a spindle 55 journaled in the side members 42 of the detachable bracket or support 39.
  • the upper end of the lever 49 is pivotally attached to the front end bf a supplemental or auxiliary type bed 56 arranged to rest upon the bottom of the type chase, as best shown in Fig. 9.
  • This auxiliary type-bed comprises a plate portion 57 from which two arms 58 extend forwardly and through these arms is passed a transverse spindle 59, best shown in Fig. 11.
  • Said spindle is reduced in diameter along the greater portion of. its length to provide a shoulder 60, and the extremity of its reduced portion is threaded into one of the arms 58, as at 61.
  • the extremity of the lever 49 through which the spindle 59 passes, is provided with an upwardly opening slot 62.
  • this 'arm sockets are formed, in one of which the inner end of the enlarged portion of said spindle fits, while in the other a collar 64 is fitted against which bears one end of a spring 65 which surrounds the reduced portion of said spindle and has its other end bearing against the inner surface of the adjacent arm 58 of the auxiliary type-bed.
  • This particular connection of the lever 49 to the auxiliary type-bed makes it possible to easily remove said typebed therefrom and at the same time assures a secure connection between the two. It also provides simple means for adjusting said type-bed laterally to the exact position for proper operation.
  • a curved retainer rod 70 which has at its rear end a hook portion 71 engaging behind the front wall 38 of the base 36, while the front end thereof is threaded and passed through an opening in the cross bar 45 of the support 39,
  • a nut 72 being threaded onto said end and impinging against said cross bar.
  • the rear end of the auxiliary type-bed 56 has a name-plate stop 73 secured thereto.
  • Said stop has a forwardly directed overhanging'portion 74 under which the name plates are ada ted to be thrust.
  • a cross bar 5 is secured to or formedon the frame 15 of the machine at its front end and it has its rear edge 76 beveled.
  • 77 designates a name-plate shifter-guide which is in the form of an elongated sheet of stiff metal having at its longitudinal marginal portions guide strips 78. At the rear end of this shifter-guide these guide strips are increased in thickness by securing additional strips 79 thereon.
  • Flexible retainer strips 80 are secured to the strips 79 at their rear ends and overhang the inner edges of said last-mentioned strips. Said retainer strips have their outer or front ends bent upwardly, as at 81, for a purpose to appear hereinafter.
  • a transverse bar 82 On the underside of this shifter guide is a transverse bar 82, the front edge of which is beveled to engage the reversely beveled edge of the cross bar 75, as best shown in Fig. 9.
  • lock dogs 83 Pivotally secured to the underside of the nameplate shifter-guide are two lock dogs 83, each having a short arm 84 and a long arm 85,-tl1e short arm having curved engaging edges 86 adapted to bear against the front edge of the cross bar on the frame of the machine, and for this purpose the short arms of said dogs are drawn toward each other by a retractile spring 87, opposite ends of which are secured to the short arms of said dogs, as at 88.
  • the long arms of said dogs extend beyond the side edges of the shifterguide so that they may be manually forced inwardly, which .action causes the curved engaging edges of said dogs to be moved away from the cross bar 75 and thus permit the shifter-guide to be adjusted laterally to the proper point with reference to the auxiliary type-bed. After adjustment, the long arms are released a-nd the curved engaging edges of the short arms again engage said cross bar 7 5 and lockthe shifter-guide in place.
  • a name-plate shifter 89 Guided for lengthwise movement on said shifter-guide is a name-plate shifter 89.
  • This shifter is made of a flexible sheet of metal 90 having secured to its marginal portion the stiff guide strips 91, the rear or inner ends of which are beveled, as at 92.
  • the marginal portions of the strips 91 at their front ends are gouged out on their undersides, as at 93, for a purpose to appear hereinafter.
  • the flexible sheet metal strip 90 has an inward or rearward extension 94:, somewhat narrower than the body of the shifter and separated from the guide strips 91 of the latter by intervening spaces 95.
  • this rearward extension is notched, as at 96, to provide two spring arms 97; these arms being directed upwardly, as at 98, and thence downwardly, as at 99; the portions 99 being inclined in an opposite direction to the beveled ends 92 of the guide strips 91.
  • a cross arm or rod 100 is secured to the front end of said shifter and the extremities of this arm or rod have pivotal connection with links 101 which extend rearwardly and have their rear ends pivotally connected to levers 102 whose lower ends are keyed or otherwise fastened to the spindle 55 journaled in the support 39.
  • the shifter is placed on the shifter-guide 77 between the guide strips 78 thereof and by reason of its connection through the arm or rod 100 with the links 101 and levers 102, is caused to reciprocate back and forth on said guide, the upwardly bent ends 81 of the flexible retainer strips 80 serving to assure entrance of said shifter beneath the same.
  • This shifter is retained in its foremost or outermost position and for this reason retractile springs 103 are provided which have one of their ends secured to the levers 102 and their other ends secured to the support 39, as at 104,
  • levers 105 are secured which extend upwardly from said shaft into the path of pins 106 which extend outwardly from the sides of the carriage 24.
  • One of these levers has an angular arm 107 disposed substantially at right angles to the lever itself, and to the outer end of this arm, a retractile spring 108 is secured, said spring being connected to a throw-off lever 109 pivoted to the support 39 and adapted to be swung either downwardly into the position shown in full lines in Fig. 3, or upwardly into the position shown in dotted lines in said figure.
  • the levers 102 and 105 are actuated by the movements of the carriage, the levers 105 as above described, and the levers 102 by reason of their connection with said carriage through the medium of a cord or wire 111, said cord or wire being removably connected to one of the outstanding pins 106 of the carriage and extending forwardly therefrom, it being passed around a sheave 112 secured to one of the levers 102 near its upper end. From said sheave the cord or wire is directed rearwardly around a sheave 113 secured to the lever 105, it being thence directed forwardly for connection with the lever 102 between its pivotal point and the sheave 112.
  • a nameplate delivery rack 114 which is in the form of an oblong box having side and end walls and being open at the top and bottom.
  • the front end of said rack is supported by a stand 115 which is vertically extensible so that the rack may be held in a horizontal plane parallel with the shifter guide, and as the rear end of said rack rests on the guide strips 79, a space 110 is pro vided between the lower edge of the side walls of said rack and said shifter guide, in which space the cross arm or rod 100 of the shifter is free to move.
  • the side walls of this rack are provided on their inner faces with longitudinal supporting strips 117 in contact with the upper surface of which endless chains 118 travel, said chains passing around chain wheels 119 near the rear or inner end of the rack, and similar chain verse shaft 121 journaled in bearings 122 k a ratchet wheel 126 secured to one end of said shaft, and a dog 127 pivotally secured to a free swinging arm 128.
  • Said swinging arm is pivotally secured to one of the side walls of the rack by means of a pivot pin or screw 129 which passes through aslot 130 in the upper end of said arm.
  • Said arm 128 is actuated by the cross arm or rod 100 of the shifter. it swinging on its pivot 129 and causing the ratchet wheel 126 to rotate intermittently, thus d awing the upper stretches of the endless chains rearwardly.
  • the endless chains may be held taut.
  • a cross bar 131 which connects theside walls, or more particularly the supporting strips 117.
  • a sheet metal support 132 gradually elevated toward its rear or inner end and provided with a depending portion 133 at said end which bears against a cross bar 13 in rear of shaft 125.
  • Said sheet. metal support also has, in aplane directly in rear of its depending portion, two short upstanding lips 135. and a stop plate 136 is secured to the rear face of the cross bar 134, said stop plate terminating with its upper edge in a plane above the lips 135.
  • the support 132 and stop plate 136 may be said to constitute a name-plate abutment.
  • A. follower 138 is removably secured to the endless chains between which follower and the upstanding lips 135 the name-plates are retained.
  • Said follower is constructed of sheet metal and has a vertical portion 139 and a horizontal portion 140, said vertical portion having two rigid vertically disposed presser bars 141 secured to its opposite ends.
  • the lower ends of said presser bars extend beneath the horizontal portion 140 and are entered in transversely alined links in the endless chains.
  • the horizontal portion 140 is provided at its front or outer end with downwardly directed lips 142 which also enter links of said chains and with the lower extremities of the presser bars 141 serve to retain the follower on said chains and compel said follower to travel with said chains.
  • retainer springs 143 are secured to the side walls of the rack each side wall having a pair with one spring arranged above the other. These springs have their extremities bent inwardly, as at 141, and one'spring of each pair is a trifle longer than the other so that the first and second name-plates of the series arranged vcrtically within the rack are retained in vertical position until the follower 138 exerts sutlicient force against the series of name- ⁇ dates to force the rear or innermost name plate beyond the extremity of the the rack and the stop plate, said receiving space being slightly greaterthan the nameplates so that said plates have free movement therein.
  • the gouged out marginal portions 93 of the shifter are provided so that said shifter will be clear of projecting parts and force the nameplate rearwardly in a plane to assure its being forced underneath the overhanging portion 74.- of the auxiliary type-bed.
  • the pawl 127 is caused to ride idly over the ratchet wheel 126 so as to again engage said wheel and rotate the same the distance of one tooth on the next rearward Il'lOVGlllQIlt of the shifter.
  • the pins 106 extending from the sides thereof engage the levers 105 and cause the auxiliary type-bed to move downwardly in front of the front edge of the main type-bed 17, assuming an inclined position so that the name-plate thereon will gravitate and be released therefrom.
  • the presser plate 54 is caused to swing rearwardly or inwardly and the nameplate delivered from the auxiliary type-bed is-directed in front of said presser plate and between two upstanding spring guides 146, these guides being formed on an angular securing member 147 which is placed between the front end wall of the base 36 and the angular cross bar 44 of the support.
  • the guides 146 are slotted, as at 148, to provide spring arms 149 and they are also provided with a second set of slots 150 above which are arranged inwardly directed spring tongues 151. lVhen the name-plates are delivered in front of the presser plate 54 they are forced forwardly free of the spring tongues 151 and are directed into a receiving rack 152.
  • the receiving rack 152 comprises side members 153 connected by cross bars 154.
  • the rear or innermost cross bar rests upon the angular cross bar 45 of the support 39, and the side members or walls have inner ledges 155 by which the name-plates delivered into the rack are carried.
  • the side walls are cut away at their rear ends, as at 156, to provide shouldered projecting ends 157 which are adapted to be inserted beneath the horizontal ledge or member 47 of the angular bar 44, thus the rack is securely supported at its rear or inner end by the rear or innermost cross bar 154 and its outer end prevented from moving downwardly by reason of the projections 157 engaging the underside of the cross bar 44.
  • the name-plates are moved forwardly in the receivin rack as delivered thereinto and held in vertical position by a stop plate 158, said plate being frictionally held against the side walls and being forced forwardly with the plates by the presser plate 54, as additional plates are delivered into the rack.
  • the presser plate swings inwardly or rearwardly it passes between the spring arms 149 of the guides and beneath the spring tongues 151, and the tendency of the name-plates within the receiving rack is to tilt rearwardly when said presser plate is removed therefrom, but when so tilting they are engaged by the spring tongues 151 of the guides and will remain stacked within said receiving rack.
  • the extensible stand 115 with an adjustable arm 159 which is directed rearwardly and onto the extremity of which the front end of the receiving rack is supported.
  • the impression roller of the carriage will have caused the imprint of the name-plate on the auxiliary type-bed to be made on the sheet of paper placed upon the inking ribbon, and that the forward swinging movement of the levers 105 cause the auxiliary type-bed to be swung forwardly and downwardly, whereupon the name-plate on said auxiliary type-bed will grai'itate therefrom and drop into the rear or inner end of the receiving rack 152 directly forward of the presser plate or member 54.
  • the placing of the name-plates onto the aux iliary type-bed and the movement of the auxiliary type-bed to discharge the name plate from the machine takes place beneath the inking ribbon.
  • a printing machine With a type-bed having a type-form thereon, and an impression member movable back and forth over said type-bed, of a pivoted auxiliary type-bed positioned at one end of said main type-bed, a series of nameplates, shifting mechanism movable with said impression member and adapted to suecessively feed said name-plates onto said auxiliary type-bed preparatory to the printing operations, and means actuated by said impression member for tilting said auxiliary type-bed to discharge the name-plates therefrom.
  • auxiliary type-bed normally positioned at one end of said main type-bed, a shifter guide adjacent said auxiliary type-bed, a series of name-plates arranged above said shifter guide, a shifter slidable within said shifter guide .and adapted to successively move said name-plates onto said auxiliary type-bed, and means for tilting said auxiliary type bed to discharge name plates therefrom.
  • a printing machine the combination with a main type-bed having a typeform thereon, and a reciprocating impression member cooperating with said typebed, of an auxiliary type-bed springretained upon said main type-bed at one end thereof and adapted to receive a different name-plate preparatory to each printing operation, and means connected to said auxiliary type-bed actuated by a member moving with said impression member to cause said auxiliary type-bed to ride off said main type-bed to cause the removal of the name-plate thereon.
  • a name-plate V delivery rack endless chains carried by said rack, a follower secured to said chains, a series of name-plates arranged on edge and supported by said chains and caused to move toward said machine by said follower, an open receiving space at the end of said rack adjacent said machine into which the name-plates are successively delivered and moved into horizontal position, and means for shifting the lowermost plate in said open receiving space into said printing machine.
  • a name-plate delivery rack having longitudinal supporting strips on the inner faces of their side walls, endless chains at the sides of the rack having their upper stretches traveling in contact with said strips.
  • a follower removably secured to said chains.
  • a stop member arranged in a plane between said chains, a receiving space in advance of said stop member. and a series of name-plates set on edge and supported by the upper stretches of said chains between saidfollower and stop member and adapted to be delivered into said receiving space.
  • a name-plate delivery rack comprising airelongated boxlike structure having side walls, supporting strips on said side walls, a cross bar connecting said supporting strips. a sheet metal support secured to said cross bar and gradually elevated toward its rear end. said sheet metal strip having an upstanding stop member, retainer springs secured to the side walls of said box-like structure above said sheet metal support, a pair of endless chains within said structure, a series of name-plates supported by said endless chains and said sheet metal support, and a follower movable with said chains and adapted to force the rearmost name-plate against said upstanding stop member and between the opposite retainer springs on said side walls.
  • means for feeding name-plates onto said auxiliary type-bed a guide member situated forward of and in a lower plane than said auxiliary type-bed and comprising two upstanding spaced spring guides, means for moving said auxiliary type-bed from said main type-bed to deliver the nameplate thereon into the space between said spring guides, a namc-plate receiving rack forward of said guide member, a presser member connected with said auxiliary typebed and normally positioned between said spaced spring guides, said presser member being adapted to have delivered thereon the name-plates from said auxiliary type-bed and force said name-plates free of said spring guides and into said receiving rack.

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C. E. ADAMSON.
ADDRESSING ATTACHMENT FOR DUPLICATING MACHINES.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 7, 1914.
1,220,581; 7 Patented Mar. 27', 1917.
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ADDRESSING ATTACHMENT FOR DUPLICATING MACHINES.
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ADDRESSING ATTACHMENT FOR DUPLICATING MACHINES.
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C. E ADAMSUN. ADDRESSING ATTACHMENT FOR DUPUCATING MACHINES.
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CHARLES E. ADAMSON, OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR T0 ADDRESSOGRAPH COMPANY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 27, 191?.
Application filed December 7, 1914. Serial No. 875,856.
, nection with the name and address of the automatically inserted into the machine prior to each printing operation and removed therefrom after each printing operation.
Another object of my invention is the provision of means whereby the name-plates are confined within racks readily applied to the machine, said name-plates being adapted to be delivered successively from one rack, passed through the machine, and received by another rack.
Another object of my invention is to deliver the name-plates after ca ch printing operation into a receiving rack from which they may be easily transferred into a delivery rack so that they will always be in a condition to be inserted into a printing machine of the type mentioned.
A further object of mv invention is to provide connection between the impression member of a printing machineand the addressing attachment which can be disconnected to permit the printing of-various matters not intended to be sent to any partilc{ular parties, such as oflice forms and the li e.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the novel features of constructionand in the combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the subjoined claims.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a printing machine having my invention applied thereto, the parts being shown in the positions they assume preparatory to printing.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation viewed from the same side as Fig. 1, showing the addressing attachment and the adjacent end of the printing machine, the parts being in the positions they assume after each printing operation.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation viewed from the opposite side of the machine with the front or outer end of the addressing attachment broken away, the parts being in the posi' tions they assume Pl'GiMtl'fltOlY to printing operation.
Fig. l is a plan view of the machine equipped with this in'iproved addressing attachment,
Fig. 5 is a detached perspective view of the yielding name-plate guide inserted between the plate delivery device and the plate receiving rack.
Fig. 6 is a detached perspective view of the parts constituting the name-plate abutment at the inner or feeding end of the delivery rack.
Fig. 7 is a detached perspective view of the follower secured to the chains of the delivery rack.
Fig. 8 is a detached perspective view of the stop plate forming part of the receiving rack.
Fig. 9 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal section taken on line rz-a, Fig. 4, with the exception that in this figure the name-plates are shown within the delivery and receiving racks, said plates being in side elevation.
Fig. 10 is an inverted view of the inner end of the name-plate, shifter guide and the part of the printing machine to which it is applied.
Fig. 11 is an enlarged transverse section taken on line 6-5, Fig. 2.
Fig. 12 is a cross section taken on line 0-0, Fig. 11.
Fig. 13 is a detached perspective view of the name-plate shifter guide.
Fig. 14. is a detached perspective view of the name-plate shifter.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, like numerals of reference refer to like parts throughout the several figures.
The reference numeral 15 designates the frame or body of the machine comprising sides 16 and a flat bed 17 connecting said sides. Upon said bed, the main type-form 18 isplaced from which the body of a letter is to be printed. This type form may consist of assembled type, a zinc etching or other out, or both. In fact, any object 01 objects from which an impression can be made may be placed upon the bed and held rigid in any I 'actieable manner. In most cases, however, where each letter is to have the name and address of the individual to whom it is to be sent, the form is made up of assembled type, such as are used in typewriting machines, so as to give the impression that the letter is a personal one and not of the circular kind. For this purpose an inking ribbon 19 is provided which is stretched over the type form and intermittently paid out from a roller 20 arranged at one end of the bed to be wound onto. a receiving roller at the opposite end of said bed. ,-Thcse ribbon rollers are suitably journaled in bearings arranged at opposite ends of the type bed and by suitable means the ribbon is fed intermittently over the type bed so thatan even impression is obtained at all times. As the means for feeding the ribbon over the type form forms no part of this invention, and the machine to which my attachment is applied is now in common use, I do not consider it necessary to particularly describe the same.
The bed 17 of the frame 15 has upstanding angular flanges 21 so arranged that their horizontal portions extend outwardly and form guide grooves Between said upstanding flanges and the type form 18, herein shown as including a chase, yielding tracks 23 are located. A carrier inthe form of a sliding carriage. designated by the numeral 2i, is arranged to be reciprocated on the body or frame, and it preferably comprises two side members 25 which rest upon the upper faces of flanges 21 and a cross member 26 connecting said side members at the top, said cross member having a handle 27 whereby the carriage may be conveniently taken hold of and reciprocated on the bod of the machine. The side members 25 have mounted thereon suitable guide rollers 28 which travel in the guide grooves 22 of the flanges 21.
The side members :25 of said carrier have alined openings 29 in which vertically adjustable bearing boxes 30 are held. nscillating arms 3l are provided. one for cooperation with each bearing box, and each arm has an inwardly-(1irccted hub mounted in its coiipcratin bearing box. sion device 32. preferably in the form of a roller extends transversely over the body of the machine and its journals are mounted in bores arranged eccentrically in the hubs of said oscillating arms so that said roller in its travels and upon oscillation of saidarms in a manner to be presently described, will be moved into contact with the ribbon-cov- An impresered type form and out of contact therewith. The normal position of the oscillating arms 31' is shown in Fig. 1, in which they are inclined in the direction in which the carriage is to be moved, as indicated by the arrow A.
Upon placing a sheet of paper upon the inking ribbon and moving the carriage forward in the direction of said arrow, the impression roller is moved over the sheet of paper with the necessary pressure to receive the impression desired, and the amount of the pressure to be applied is governed by adjusting screws 33' passing through the top of the carriage and bearing against the upper ends of the bearing boxes in which the hubs of the oscillating arms 31 are journaled.
As the carriage approaches the end of its forward movement, the oscillating arms 31 strike suitable stops 34 .on the frame and are swung from the position shown in Fig. 1 to that shown in Fig. 2, whereupon the eccentric hubs of said arms are caused to rock within their bearing boxes and the impression roller to be elevated so that when the carriage is returned to normal position the impression roller will move rearwardly above and out of contact with the ribboncovered type form. As the carriage approaches the end of its rearward or return movement, the oscillating arms 31 come in contact with stops 35 and are caused to move from the position shown in Fig. 2 to that shown in Fig. 1, thus lowering the impression roller so that it will again be in position to be moved forward in contact with a second sheet of paper laid upon the ribbon-covered type form; it being understood that the paper is, by suitable means, automatically removed during the return movement of the carriage, or may be taken off by hand. as may be desired.
The machine is placed upon a base 36, which in preferred construction, has side walls 37 and end walls 38. L
My improved addressing attachment is applied to the front end of the machine, and for this purpose a removable adjustable bracket or support 39 is secured to the forward legs 40 of the machine frame by means of bolts 41. This bracket or support comprises two side members 42 having rearwardly extending arms 43. which pass between the forward legs of the machine frame. and these side members are connected together bytwo angular cross bars 44, 4.5.
The angular cross bar 44: comprises a widevertical or substantially vertical member 46 and a narrow horizontal ledge or member 47 which extends in a forward direction.
In the extremities of the rearwardly extending arms 43 a rock shaft 48 is journaled, said shaft extending to opposite sides of the machine frame, as best shown in Fig. 11.
Secured to this shaft in a plane between the sides of the machine frame is a lever 49, which is secured to the shaft by means of a set screw and a jam nut 51so that its position on the shaft can be easily adjusted. Said lever extends both above and beneath said shaft and its lower end has one end of a link 52lpivotally secured thereto, the other end of said link being pivotally attached, as at 53, to a swinging presser plate or member 54 which is loosely mounted at its lower end on a spindle 55 journaled in the side members 42 of the detachable bracket or support 39. The upper end of the lever 49 is pivotally attached to the front end bf a supplemental or auxiliary type bed 56 arranged to rest upon the bottom of the type chase, as best shown in Fig. 9. This auxiliary type-bed comprises a plate portion 57 from which two arms 58 extend forwardly and through these arms is passed a transverse spindle 59, best shown in Fig. 11. Said spindle is reduced in diameter along the greater portion of. its length to provide a shoulder 60, and the extremity of its reduced portion is threaded into one of the arms 58, as at 61. The extremity of the lever 49 through which the spindle 59 passes, is provided with an upwardly opening slot 62. At opposite edges of this 'arm sockets are formed, in one of which the inner end of the enlarged portion of said spindle fits, while in the other a collar 64 is fitted against which bears one end of a spring 65 which surrounds the reduced portion of said spindle and has its other end bearing against the inner surface of the adjacent arm 58 of the auxiliary type-bed. This particular connection of the lever 49 to the auxiliary type-bed makes it possible to easily remove said typebed therefrom and at the same time assures a secure connection between the two. It also provides simple means for adjusting said type-bed laterally to the exact position for proper operation.
In order to disconnect the auxiliary typebed from the lever 49 it is simply necessary to compress the spring 65 by moving the collar 64 outwardly, then shift said lever until the inner end of the enlarged portion of the spindle is unseated from its receiving socket. When adjusting the auxiliary type-bed laterally, it is simply necessary to rotate the spindle either to the right or left, depending on the direction in which ad ustment is to be made so as to bring the shoulder (30 thereof to the required point, whereupon the spring 65 will force the auxiliary type-bed into the proper position. This auxiliary type-bed being pivoted at 'one end is held against the bottom of the chase by gravity. In order to adjust the auxiliary type-bed "horizontally, I have provided two set screws 66 which pass through the rearwardly extending arms 43 of the support 39 and bear against metal blocks 67 arranged on the upper edge of the front end wall 38 of the base 36, thus upon tightening or loosening said set screws 66, the support 39 is caused to swing on the bolts 41 and elevate or lower the rock shaft 48, whereby the front end of the supplementary type-bed is elevated with respect to its rear end. When the support 39 is thus adjusted it is held securely in place against movement by set screws 69 which take through the cross bar 44 of the support 39 and bear against the front end wall of the base.
Upward tilting movement of the support 39 at its front end is prevented by a curved retainer rod 70 which has at its rear end a hook portion 71 engaging behind the front wall 38 of the base 36, while the front end thereof is threaded and passed through an opening in the cross bar 45 of the support 39,
a nut 72 being threaded onto said end and impinging against said cross bar.
The rear end of the auxiliary type-bed 56 has a name-plate stop 73 secured thereto. Said stop has a forwardly directed overhanging'portion 74 under which the name plates are ada ted to be thrust.
A cross bar 5 is secured to or formedon the frame 15 of the machine at its front end and it has its rear edge 76 beveled. 77 designates a name-plate shifter-guide which is in the form of an elongated sheet of stiff metal having at its longitudinal marginal portions guide strips 78. At the rear end of this shifter-guide these guide strips are increased in thickness by securing additional strips 79 thereon. Flexible retainer strips 80 are secured to the strips 79 at their rear ends and overhang the inner edges of said last-mentioned strips. Said retainer strips have their outer or front ends bent upwardly, as at 81, for a purpose to appear hereinafter. On the underside of this shifter guide is a transverse bar 82, the front edge of which is beveled to engage the reversely beveled edge of the cross bar 75, as best shown in Fig. 9.
Pivotally secured to the underside of the nameplate shifter-guide are two lock dogs 83, each having a short arm 84 and a long arm 85,-tl1e short arm having curved engaging edges 86 adapted to bear against the front edge of the cross bar on the frame of the machine, and for this purpose the short arms of said dogs are drawn toward each other by a retractile spring 87, opposite ends of which are secured to the short arms of said dogs, as at 88. The long arms of said dogs extend beyond the side edges of the shifterguide so that they may be manually forced inwardly, which .action causes the curved engaging edges of said dogs to be moved away from the cross bar 75 and thus permit the shifter-guide to be adjusted laterally to the proper point with reference to the auxiliary type-bed. After adjustment, the long arms are released a-nd the curved engaging edges of the short arms again engage said cross bar 7 5 and lockthe shifter-guide in place.
Guided for lengthwise movement on said shifter-guide is a name-plate shifter 89. This shifter is made of a flexible sheet of metal 90 having secured to its marginal portion the stiff guide strips 91, the rear or inner ends of which are beveled, as at 92. The marginal portions of the strips 91 at their front ends are gouged out on their undersides, as at 93, for a purpose to appear hereinafter. The flexible sheet metal strip 90 has an inward or rearward extension 94:, somewhat narrower than the body of the shifter and separated from the guide strips 91 of the latter by intervening spaces 95. The extremity of this rearward extension is notched, as at 96, to provide two spring arms 97; these arms being directed upwardly, as at 98, and thence downwardly, as at 99; the portions 99 being inclined in an opposite direction to the beveled ends 92 of the guide strips 91.
A cross arm or rod 100 is secured to the front end of said shifter and the extremities of this arm or rod have pivotal connection with links 101 which extend rearwardly and have their rear ends pivotally connected to levers 102 whose lower ends are keyed or otherwise fastened to the spindle 55 journaled in the support 39.
The shifter is placed on the shifter-guide 77 between the guide strips 78 thereof and by reason of its connection through the arm or rod 100 with the links 101 and levers 102, is caused to reciprocate back and forth on said guide, the upwardly bent ends 81 of the flexible retainer strips 80 serving to assure entrance of said shifter beneath the same. This shifter is retained in its foremost or outermost position and for this reason retractile springs 103 are provided which have one of their ends secured to the levers 102 and their other ends secured to the support 39, as at 104,
To the extremities of the rock shaft 48, levers 105 are secured which extend upwardly from said shaft into the path of pins 106 which extend outwardly from the sides of the carriage 24. One of these levers has an angular arm 107 disposed substantially at right angles to the lever itself, and to the outer end of this arm, a retractile spring 108 is secured, said spring being connected to a throw-off lever 109 pivoted to the support 39 and adapted to be swung either downwardly into the position shown in full lines in Fig. 3, or upwardly into the position shown in dotted lines in said figure. When swung into the position shown in full lines, said throw-off lever bears against a stop 110 on the base 36, and the distance between the points of connection of said spring is increased whereby it is placed under tension and levers 105 are swung into their rearward positions. When, however, the throw-off lever 109 is swung upwardly, the spring 108 is relieved of tension and the arm 107 may be swung upwardly so that the point of connection of said springs to said arms will be above the dead center, as shown in dotted lines, Fig. 3.
When the parts are in working positions, the levers 102 and 105 are actuated by the movements of the carriage, the levers 105 as above described, and the levers 102 by reason of their connection with said carriage through the medium of a cord or wire 111, said cord or wire being removably connected to one of the outstanding pins 106 of the carriage and extending forwardly therefrom, it being passed around a sheave 112 secured to one of the levers 102 near its upper end. From said sheave the cord or wire is directed rearwardly around a sheave 113 secured to the lever 105, it being thence directed forwardly for connection with the lever 102 between its pivotal point and the sheave 112. It is apparent, therefore, that upon moving the carriage forwardly and loosening the cord or wire, the retractile springs 103 will draw the levers 102 forwardly, and when drawing the carriage rearwardly the cord or wire 111 will cause the levers 102 to be drawn rearwardly against the action of their attached springs 103,
Supported on the shifter guide 77 is a nameplate delivery rack 114 which is in the form of an oblong box having side and end walls and being open at the top and bottom. The front end of said rack is supported by a stand 115 which is vertically extensible so that the rack may be held in a horizontal plane parallel with the shifter guide, and as the rear end of said rack rests on the guide strips 79, a space 110 is pro vided between the lower edge of the side walls of said rack and said shifter guide, in which space the cross arm or rod 100 of the shifter is free to move. The side walls of this rack are provided on their inner faces with longitudinal supporting strips 117 in contact with the upper surface of which endless chains 118 travel, said chains passing around chain wheels 119 near the rear or inner end of the rack, and similar chain verse shaft 121 journaled in bearings 122 k a ratchet wheel 126 secured to one end of said shaft, and a dog 127 pivotally secured to a free swinging arm 128. Said swinging arm is pivotally secured to one of the side walls of the rack by means of a pivot pin or screw 129 which passes through aslot 130 in the upper end of said arm. Said arm 128 is actuated by the cross arm or rod 100 of the shifter. it swinging on its pivot 129 and causing the ratchet wheel 126 to rotate intermittently, thus d awing the upper stretches of the endless chains rearwardly. By means of the adjustable bearings 122. the endless chains may be held taut.
In front of the transverse shaft 125 is a cross bar 131 which connects theside walls, or more particularly the supporting strips 117. To this cross bar is secured a sheet metal support 132 gradually elevated toward its rear or inner end and provided with a depending portion 133 at said end which bears against a cross bar 13 in rear of shaft 125. Said sheet. metal support also has, in aplane directly in rear of its depending portion, two short upstanding lips 135. and a stop plate 136 is secured to the rear face of the cross bar 134, said stop plate terminating with its upper edge in a plane above the lips 135. The support 132 and stop plate 136 may be said to constitute a name-plate abutment.
137 designates a series of name-plates which are arranged on edge and supported by the upper stretches of the endless chains 118. A. follower 138 is removably secured to the endless chains between which follower and the upstanding lips 135 the name-plates are retained. Said follower is constructed of sheet metal and has a vertical portion 139 and a horizontal portion 140, said vertical portion having two rigid vertically disposed presser bars 141 secured to its opposite ends.
' The lower ends of said presser bars extend beneath the horizontal portion 140 and are entered in transversely alined links in the endless chains. The horizontal portion 140 is provided at its front or outer end with downwardly directed lips 142 which also enter links of said chains and with the lower extremities of the presser bars 141 serve to retain the follower on said chains and compel said follower to travel with said chains.
Directly above the support 132, retainer springs 143 are secured to the side walls of the rack each side wall having a pair with one spring arranged above the other. These springs have their extremities bent inwardly, as at 141, and one'spring of each pair is a trifle longer than the other so that the first and second name-plates of the series arranged vcrtically within the rack are retained in vertical position until the follower 138 exerts sutlicient force against the series of name-{dates to force the rear or innermost name plate beyond the extremity of the the rack and the stop plate, said receiving space being slightly greaterthan the nameplates so that said plates have free movement therein. While the rearmost nameplate of the series is being forced into the receiving space 145, the next plate of the series is being forced out of engagement with the short springs on opposite walls of the rack and into engagement with the long springs and is thus retained in vertical position. This assures a single name-plate being delivered into the receiving space 115, with each intermittent movement of said chains 118. The name-plates within said open space rest upon the shifter-guide T7 and are adapted to be engaged by the rear or inner edge of the shifter 89 upon actuation of the machine. The name-plate in the receiving space, or lowermost name-plate'if more than one are withinsaid space, is shifted rearwardly into the auxiliary typebed during the rearward or return movement of the carriage 24. It is of course apparent that when the shifter is shifted rearwardly, the auxiliary type-bed is positioned to receive the name-plate, and that during this action the shifter causes rotation of the ratchet wheel 126 and moves the endless chains 118 a sutiicient distance to carry the vertically arranged name-plates within the rack rearwardly the distance of one nameplate, center to center, thus forcing the rearmost of the vertically. arranged plates into the receiving space 145 and keeping said space supplied with plates to be shifted onto the auxiliary type-bed. In shifting a nameplate onto the auxiliary type-bed, the shifter rides underneath the name-plates remaining in the receiving space 145 and passes onto the front end of the auxiliary type-bed. To
permit of this the gouged out marginal portions 93 of the shifter are provided so that said shifter will be clear of projecting parts and force the nameplate rearwardly in a plane to assure its being forced underneath the overhanging portion 74.- of the auxiliary type-bed. During the forward or return movement of said shifter, the pawl 127 is caused to ride idly over the ratchet wheel 126 so as to again engage said wheel and rotate the same the distance of one tooth on the next rearward Il'lOVGlllQIlt of the shifter.
During the forward movement of the printing carriage the pins 106 extending from the sides thereof engage the levers 105 and cause the auxiliary type-bed to move downwardly in front of the front edge of the main type-bed 17, assuming an inclined position so that the name-plate thereon will gravitate and be released therefrom. During this forward movement of the auxiliary type-bed, the presser plate 54 is caused to swing rearwardly or inwardly and the nameplate delivered from the auxiliary type-bed is-directed in front of said presser plate and between two upstanding spring guides 146, these guides being formed on an angular securing member 147 which is placed between the front end wall of the base 36 and the angular cross bar 44 of the support. The guides 146 are slotted, as at 148, to provide spring arms 149 and they are also provided with a second set of slots 150 above which are arranged inwardly directed spring tongues 151. lVhen the name-plates are delivered in front of the presser plate 54 they are forced forwardly free of the spring tongues 151 and are directed into a receiving rack 152.
The receiving rack 152 comprises side members 153 connected by cross bars 154. The rear or innermost cross bar rests upon the angular cross bar 45 of the support 39, and the side members or walls have inner ledges 155 by which the name-plates delivered into the rack are carried. The side walls are cut away at their rear ends, as at 156, to provide shouldered projecting ends 157 which are adapted to be inserted beneath the horizontal ledge or member 47 of the angular bar 44, thus the rack is securely supported at its rear or inner end by the rear or innermost cross bar 154 and its outer end prevented from moving downwardly by reason of the projections 157 engaging the underside of the cross bar 44.
The name-plates are moved forwardly in the receivin rack as delivered thereinto and held in vertical position by a stop plate 158, said plate being frictionally held against the side walls and being forced forwardly with the plates by the presser plate 54, as additional plates are delivered into the rack. lVhen the presser plate swings inwardly or rearwardly it passes between the spring arms 149 of the guides and beneath the spring tongues 151, and the tendency of the name-plates within the receiving rack is to tilt rearwardly when said presser plate is removed therefrom, but when so tilting they are engaged by the spring tongues 151 of the guides and will remain stacked within said receiving rack.
As a matter of safety I have provided the extensible stand 115 with an adjustable arm 159 which is directed rearwardly and onto the extremity of which the front end of the receiving rack is supported.
\Vith the parts in the positions shown in Fig. 1 the operation of the machine is as follows,
The operator grasps the handle 27 of the carriage and pushes the same forwardly in the direction of the arrow A in said figure. The forward movement of this carriage relieves the cord or wire 111 of strain and permits the springs 103 to draw the levers 102 forwardly and as the shifter 89 is connected with said levers it is caused to travel forwardly so that the two spring arms 97 at its rear or inner end pass forward of the nameplate receiving space 145. During the final portion of the forward movement of the carriage the outstanding pins 106 on said carriage engage the upper free ends of the levers 105 and cause the latter to be swung forwardly against the action of the spring 108.
It is to be noted that the impression roller of the carriage will have caused the imprint of the name-plate on the auxiliary type-bed to be made on the sheet of paper placed upon the inking ribbon, and that the forward swinging movement of the levers 105 cause the auxiliary type-bed to be swung forwardly and downwardly, whereupon the name-plate on said auxiliary type-bed will grai'itate therefrom and drop into the rear or inner end of the receiving rack 152 directly forward of the presser plate or member 54. The placing of the name-plates onto the aux iliary type-bed and the movement of the auxiliary type-bed to discharge the name plate from the machine takes place beneath the inking ribbon. During the return move ment of the carriage the levers 102 are caused to be swung rearwardly by reason of their connection with the carriage through the medium of the cord or wire 111, and as these levers are connected to the shifter 89 the latter is caused to move rear wardly so that the spring tongues at the inner or rear end of said shifter are brought into contact with the name-plate or the lowermost name-plate in the receiving space 145, which name-plate is thereupon caused to be transferred from said receiving space onto the auxiliary type-bed, said bed having been returned to position on the main bed of the machine by reason of the carriage moving away from the levers 105, thus permitting the spring108 to return said levers to their normal positions. shown in Fig. 1, and as said levers 105 are secured to the rockshaft 43 which actuates the auxiliary typebed through the lever 49 said auxiliary typebed is brought into position in time to receive the rearwardly moving name-plate, thus a different name and address will be printed with the body of the letter with the guide 146 and into the receiving rack. Name-plates are therefore arranged in the receiving rack in the same order in which they are fed from the delivering rack, and preparatory to again using them they are transferred in similar order to the delivering rack.
With this device a single deliverin rack is required, while the receiving'rac {S are adapted for storing name-plates to be transferred into the delivering 'ack only as needed for printing purposes.
.It is apparent that the construction and parts of this invention may be changed and that parts may be used without others herein described; also parts serving the same or similar purposes may be substituted without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is,
1. The combination with a printing machine having a type-bed, of a pivoted auxiliary type-bed movable into and out of printing position, a series of printing units, resiliently biased means and means for actuating said resiliently biased means to deliver said printing units onto said auxiliary type-bed preparatory to'each printing operation.
2. The combination with a printing machine having a main bed, a type form on said bed and an intermittently movable printing ribbon positioned over said type form, an auxiliary type-bed-inovable into and out of printing position underneath said printing ribbon, a series of printing units, resiliently biased means and means for actuating said resiliently biased means to deliver said printing units onto said auxiliary type-bed, said units adapted to gravitate from said type-bed when the latter is moved out of printing position.
3. The combination with a printing machine having a main bed and a type form on said bed, of an auxiliary type-bed associated with said type form and movable into and out of printing position, a series of printing units, a resiliently biased shifter element and means for actuating said shifter element to successively feed said printing units onto said auxiliary type-bed.
4. The combination with a printing ma chine having a main bed and a type form on said bed, of a pivoted auxiliar' type bed, means engaged by an operating part of said printing machine forcausing movement of said auxiliary type bed into and out of print ing position, a series of printing units, and a reciprocating shifter member spring-actuated in one direction and actuated in an opposite direction by movement'of a part of said printing machine. a
5. The combination with a printing machine having a type-bed, a type form on said bed, a carriage movable lengthwise on said bed and an impression roller rotatable in said carriage, of an auxiliary type bed, springs serving to retain said auxiliary type bed in normal or printing position, mechanism adapted to be actuated by said carriage to cause said auxiliary type bed to be moved out of printin position, a series of printing units, a shiftlng element spring retained in normal position, and connections between said shifting element and said carriage whereby the printing units are caused to be successively shifted onto said auxiliary type bed during certain movements of said carriage.
6. The combination with a printing machine having a bed and a type form on said bed, a reciprocating carriage movable to traverse said type form and an impression roller rotatable in said carriage, of a pivotally-supportcd auxiliary type bed adapted to receive printing units, means for automatically and successively moving printing units onto said auxiliary type-bed, actuating mechanism movable back and forth for moving said auxiliary type bed into and out of printing position, and means for holding said actuating mechanism at the end of its movement in one direction whereby said auxiliary type bed is retained in printing position, said actuating mechanism being adapted to be moved in an opposite direction by said carriage to cause said auxiliary type bed to be moved out of printing position.
7. The combination with a printing machine, of a support secured to said machine, a transversely-disposed rock shaft journaled in said support. a lever secured to said rock shaft, an auxiliary type bed ivotally secured to the upper end of said lever and normally held in printing position Within said machine, means for rocking said shaft during the actuation of said machine and means for automatically and successively moving printing units onto said auxiliary type bed.
8. The combination with a printing machine having a bed, a type-form on said bed and a reciprocating carriage provided with an impression member, of a rock shaft arranged transversely with respect to said bed, a pair of levers secured to opposite ends of said rock shaft, springs tending to retain said levers at the ends of their movements in one direction, a lever on said rock shaft intermediate its ends, an auxiliary type bed in printing position in the path of the impression member pivotally secured at one end to the upper end of said last-mentioned lever and resting with its other end upon the bed of said machine, the levers at the extremities of said shaft being adapted to be actuated by said carriage so as to cause movement of said auxiliary type bed out of printing position and said springs being adapted to return said levers to normal pos1- tion and said auxiliary type bed into print ing position and means for automatically and successively moving printing units onto said auxiliary type bed.
9. In anaddressing attachment, the combination of a support, a rock shaft journaled in said support, a lever secured to said rock shaft, a type bed pivotally secured to said lever, means for rocking said shaft to move said type bed into or out of printing position and means for automatically and successively moving printing units onto said auxiliary type bed.
10. The combination with a printing machine having a bed, a type-form on said bed and ,an impression device movable on said bed. of anauxiliary type bed movable into and out of printing position with respect to said type-form and impression device, a shifter guide secured to said machine, a shifter reciprocable on said shifter guide, means for moving said shifter in one direction, and a connection between said carriage and said shifter to cause the same to move in an opposite direction, and a series of printing units adapted to be successively delivered by said shifter onto said auxiliary type bed.
11. The combination with a printing machine having a cross bar provided with a beveled edge, of a shifter guide having a transverse bar on its underside provided with a beveled edge engaging the beveled edge of said cross bar, a pair of clamping dogs pivotally secured to the underside of said shifter guide and engaging the opposite edge of said cross bar, and a shifter reciprocable on said shifter guide and adapted to successively deliver printing units into said machine.
. 12. The combination with a printing machine having a cross bar arranged transversely thereof provided with a longitudinal beveled edge, of a shifter guide supported by said cross bar having a transverse bar beveled at one edge to engage the beveled edge of said first-mentioned cross bar, a pair of clamping dogs pivotally secured tothe underside of said shifter guide, each dog having a short arm and a long arm, said short arms engaging the cross bar of said'machine and said long arms extending beyond the side edges of the shifter guide, a retrac-- tile sprin connecting the short arms of said dogs, and a shifter reciprocable onsaid shifter guide and adapted to successively feed printing units into said machine.
13. The combination of a shifter guide having guide strips near its marginal portions and overhanging .fiexible retainer strips at one end of said guide strips, one
end of said flexible retainer strips being bent upwardly, and a shifter movable between said guide strips and adapted to enter beneath said retainer strips, said shifter being directed underneath said retainer strips by the upwardly bent ends of the latter.
14. The combination with a printing machine having a main bed and a type-form on said bed, of a comparatively small auxiliary type-bed movable into and out of printing position on said main bed, resiliently biased means and means for actuating said resiliently biased means to deliver an auxiliary type form onto said auxiliary type-bed preparatory to each printing operation, said auxiliary type-form being removed from said machine when said auxiliary type-bed is moved out of printing position.
15. The combination with a printing machine having a fiat type-bed and a typeform on said bed, of an auxiliary type-bed normally positioned at one end of said main type-bed and adapted to be swung away from the latter, a series of name-plates, resiliently biased, means and means for actuating said resiliently biased means to deliver said name-plates successively onto the auxiliary type-bed preparatory to each printing operation.
16. In a printing machine, the combination With a type-bed having a type-form thereon, and an impression member movable back and forth over said type-bed, of a pivoted auxiliary type-bed positioned at one end of said main type-bed, a series of nameplates, shifting mechanism movable with said impression member and adapted to suecessively feed said name-plates onto said auxiliary type-bed preparatory to the printing operations, and means actuated by said impression member for tilting said auxiliary type-bed to discharge the name-plates therefrom. Y
17. In a printing machine, the combination with a main typebed having a typeform, and an impression member movable back and forth over said main type-bed, of
an auxiliary type-bed normally positioned at one end of said main type-bed, a shifter guide adjacent said auxiliary type-bed, a series of name-plates arranged above said shifter guide, a shifter slidable within said shifter guide .and adapted to successively move said name-plates onto said auxiliary type-bed, and means for tilting said auxiliary type bed to discharge name plates therefrom.
18. In a printing machine, the combination of a type bed, an impression member, a series of name plates, resiliently biased means contiguous to said type bed, means for actuating said resiliently biased means to deliver said name-plates successively onto said type bed, and means for causing the removal of said type plates from said type bed, the whole being arranged to print from a diiferent name plate at each printing operation.
' 19. In a printing machine, the combination with a main type-bed having a typeform thereon, and a reciprocating impression member cooperating with said typebed, of an auxiliary type-bed springretained upon said main type-bed at one end thereof and adapted to receive a different name-plate preparatory to each printing operation, and means connected to said auxiliary type-bed actuated by a member moving with said impression member to cause said auxiliary type-bed to ride off said main type-bed to cause the removal of the name-plate thereon.
20. The combination in a printing machine having a main type-bed, a type-form on said bed and an impression cevice, of an auxiliary type-bed normally positioned upon said main type-bed, a transversely supported shaft, a lever secured to said shaft and having pivotal connection with said auxiliary type-bed, a second lever secured to said shaft adapted to be. engaged by a member moving with said impression device after printing to cause said auxiliary type-bed to ride off said main typebed and means for automatically and successively moving printing units onto said auxiliary type bed.
. 21. In a printing machine, the combination with a main type-bed having a typeform thereon, and a movable impression member cooperating with said type-form, of an auxiliary type-bed having its surface parallel With said main type-bed, means engaged by a member moving with said impression member and connected with said auxiliary type-bed to,bodily move and cause the latter to assume an inclined position and means for automatically and successively moving printing units onto said auxiliary type bed. I
22. The combination with a printing machine, of an auxiliary type-bed movable into and out of printing position and adapted to be actuated by a movable part of said printing machine, a name-plate delivery rack supported by said machine, means for causing delivery of saidname-plates successively onto said auxiliary type-bed, and a type receiving rack also supported by said machine into which the name-plates are caused to be delivered from said auxiliary type-bed when moving out of printing position and means for actuating said auxiliary type bed to move it out of printing position.
23. In a prlnting machine, a name-plate V delivery rack, endless chains carried by said rack, a follower secured to said chains, a series of name-plates arranged on edge and supported by said chains and caused to move toward said machine by said follower, an open receiving space at the end of said rack adjacent said machine into which the name-plates are successively delivered and moved into horizontal position, and means for shifting the lowermost plate in said open receiving space into said printing machine.
' 24. In a printing machine a name-plate delivery rack having longitudinal supporting strips on the inner faces of their side walls, endless chains at the sides of the rack having their upper stretches traveling in contact with said strips. a follower removably secured to said chains. a stop member arranged in a plane between said chains, a receiving space in advance of said stop member. and a series of name-plates set on edge and supported by the upper stretches of said chains between saidfollower and stop member and adapted to be delivered into said receiving space.
In a printing machine a name-plate delivery rack comprising airelongated boxlike structure having side walls, supporting strips on said side walls, a cross bar connecting said supporting strips. a sheet metal support secured to said cross bar and gradually elevated toward its rear end. said sheet metal strip having an upstanding stop member, retainer springs secured to the side walls of said box-like structure above said sheet metal support, a pair of endless chains within said structure, a series of name-plates supported by said endless chains and said sheet metal support, and a follower movable with said chains and adapted to force the rearmost name-plate against said upstanding stop member and between the opposite retainer springs on said side walls.
26. In a printing machine, the combination with the main type-bed having a typeform, and an impression member cooperating with said type-form, of an auxiliary type-bed normally positioned on said main type-bed. means for feeding name-plates onto said auxiliary type-bed, a guide member situated forward of and in a lower plane than said auxiliary type-bed and comprising two upstanding spaced spring guides, means for moving said auxiliary type-bed from said main type-bed to deliver the nameplate thereon into the space between said spring guides, a namc-plate receiving rack forward of said guide member, a presser member connected with said auxiliary typebed and normally positioned between said spaced spring guides, said presser member being adapted to have delivered thereon the name-plates from said auxiliary type-bed and force said name-plates free of said spring guides and into said receiving rack.
27. In a printing machine, the combination with the main type-bed having a typeform, and an impression member cotip'en at-ing with said type-form, of an auxiliary type-bed normally positioned onsaid main type-bed, means for feeding name-plates onto said auxiliary type-bed, a guide member situated forward of and in a lower plane than said auxiliary type-bed and comprising two upstanding spaced spring guides having inwardly-directed spring tongues, means for moving said auxiliary type-bed from said main type-bed to deliver the name-plate thereon into the space between said spring guides, a name-plate receiving rack forward of said guide member, and a presser member connected with said auxiliary type-bed normally positioned between said spaced spring guides and adapted to have dellvered thereon the name-plates from said auxiliary type-bed and force said name-plates free of said spring guides and into said receiving rack, the inwardly-directed spring tongues of said spring guides preventingreturn of the name-plates from said receiving rack into the space between said spring guides when said presser member is returned to normal position.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES E. ADAMSON.
Witnesses:
EMIL NEUHART, EDA M. Scnwmenn.
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