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US1341076A
US1341076A US1912675184A US1341076A US 1341076 A US1341076 A US 1341076A US 1912675184 A US1912675184 A US 1912675184A US 1341076 A US1341076 A US 1341076A
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C. H. SAMPSON.
CHECK PRINTING MACHINE.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 3, 1912.
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Patented May 25, 1920.
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CHARLES H. SAMPSON, or nocnnsrnn, new YORK, n'ssrenon, BY MESNE ASSIGN- MENTS, T 'ronn rnornc'roenarn company, or nocnnsrnn, NEW roan,- A.
CORPORATION OENEW YORK.
CHECK-PRINTING MACHINE.
. Specification of'Letters mum. t t M 25, 1920,;
Application filed February 3, 1912. Serial No. 675,184.
To all-whom z'tmay concern: I
Be it known that I, Crmnnns H. SAMPSON,
' I a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have-invented a new and Improved Check-Printing Machine, of
which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
Anobject of the invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive machine which will write intochecks. or other negotiable instruments the correct amounts for which such instruments are to be payable, with the words in correctly spaced relation, re-
gardless of the varying lengths of the words.
1 Another object of the invention is to provide a construction in which the parts are compactly arranged and so located as to-be under the ready control of the operator.
Another object of the invention is to provide a construction in which a single controlling member is employed to set or adjust the print-ing, due to the. roughened or corrugated a work word printing mechanism and a variable ceding mechanism, the latter being adjusted to' correspond with the length of the ing operation. Another object of the invention is to provide an improved mounting for the platen which will permit a compact arrangement of the parts while at the same time permitting said platen to move toward the type substantially in planes parallel with the'face of said type, thus giving a more desirable printing result. A still further object of the invention is .to provide a printing machine, in which the type face.
and platen are roughened or corrugated,
with a feed mechanism which cooperates with the work at such a point that the work is permitted, after being shifted slightly in faces of the, typeand the platen, to assume its previous position and thus malntain a straight line of writing.
To theseand other ends the invention-com' jsists'in certain parts and combinations of parts all of which will be hereinafter described,- the novel features being pointed out in the appended claims;
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in
line 22 of-Fig. 1;
same on the line 4-4 of onthe line 5-5 of Fig. 4;
1 wheel;
'13 provided 'on its peripheral face with dies- Figure 1 is a plan View of the check printin%machine;. 1g. 2 1s a cross section of the same on the Y Fig. 3 is a sectional plan. view-of the same on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; j V Fig. 4 is a-sectional rear elevation of the Fig. 5 1s a transverse section ofthe same i 't i .65
Fig. 6 is a similar view of the same on-:.
. the line 6-6 of Fig. 4:;
' Fig. 7 is a face view of theprinting" Fig. 8 is a face view of the locking and spacing wheel;
Fig. 9 is an enlarged face view the letters of a printing die; and 1 a Fig. .10 is a plan view of the check having the amount printed thereon by the machine.
- The check-printing, machine is mounted o foneo f .on a suitably constructed casing A provided with a stud B on which is mounted to turn a revoluble cylindrical printing or die wheel B? extending parallel to the axis of the die wheel and each adapted to operate in conjunction with a platen or anvil die C to impress a word of the amount D to be printed on the corresponding line of the check D, as shown in Fig. 9. ,The die B in lowermostpositio'n at the time is the-one to make the imprint on the check D in conjunction with the platen or anvil die C arranged inimediately belowthe printing wheel B, and having movement toward or from thesa me. The casing A is provided intermediate the platen or anvil C and the iinderflside of the printing wheel B with aw o'rkrsu'pport or table A for supporting the check D while printing theamount D thereon, as hereinafter more fully described; Thecasing A is provided above'the table A with an overhanging portion A, the bot-- tom A of which, is a spaced-distance above the table A to form a throat for the insertion of the check vD. The table A is pro- 1 vided with an opening A for the passage of the platen or anvil C and the bottonrA? of the overhanging casing portion A is 105 provided withan opening A for the passage 1 the registering recesses of-the printing die of the lowermost dies B of the printing or -.die wheel B arranged in the said overhang- 1ng portion A Each of the printing dies or types B is' provided on its face with straight recesses inclined to one side for the' reception of ink, and the face of the platen or-anvil die 0 is provided with straight ridges inclined sidewise and adapted to puncture or locally tear the paper of the check D and to pass into authorized persons.
In the manufacture of the dies B the latter are cast with flat faces, that 1s, without slanting recesses, and the dies are placed 111 position on the peripheral face of the wheel B, after. which each of'the dies when in a I lowermost position is pressed into engage- 'nient with the ridges of the anvil C to form the recesses in the face of each die, as shown in Fig. 9, and hence when the machine is usedthe ridges alongside of the anvil die or platen C are always in register with the recesses. in the dies B and produced by the said ridges.
The .dies 13 represent the words one,
two, three, four. five, etc, up to "seventy, eighty, ninety, hundred,
, thousand, Inilli0n, Dollars and cents,
and hence when. any one of these words is in a lowermost position and an impression is made onthe check D then such word is imprinted in the check as before explained. In order to turn the printing wheel B with a view to bring any one of the word dies 13 into lowermost or printing position, the following arrangement is made:
On the printing wheel B is secured or owned a gear wheel E in mesh-with a gear wheel E mounted to rotate loosely on a stud E- attached to the casing A, and the said gear wheel E- is in mesh with a gear wheel E likewise mounted to turn on a stud E carried by the casing A. On the gear wheel E is secured or formed a bevel gear wheel E in mesh witha segmental. bevel gear wheel E secured to a vertical sleeve F jour naled in suitable bearings on the casing A, and on the upper end of the sleeve F is secured or formed a hollow head F in which is fulcrumed at G a forwardly-extending lever Gprovided with a handle G adapted to be taken hold of by the operator for imparting a swinging movement to the said lever witha view to turn the head F and the sleeve F to cause a turning of the gear wheel E, which by the gear wheel E imparts a rotary motion to the. gear wheel and the latter rotates the gear wheel E and this gear wheel E rotates the gear wheel E and consequently sets or adjusts the printdex marks H. namely, the numerals 1 to 2077" 3077, 4 077, 5077, 60, 7077, 80 90 (see Fig; 1), also the letters C, M,'and Mil., standing for hundred, thousand and million, and the characters-EB and standing 'for dollars and cents. Now when the lever H is moved to the right or left to register with any of the index marks H above referred to, then the corresponding die B ofthe printing wheel B is in lowermost position. An index finger Gr is attached to the top of the head F and extended with its forked end G over the index H directly above the lever G so that the operator can correctly locate the lever G relative to the desired index mark H.
In order to impart an up and down swinging motion to the platen or anvil die C on swinging the lever G down and up, the following arrangement is made:
The platen or anvil die C is removably mounted in one end C of a lever C provided with half circular trunnions C journaled in correspondingly-shaped bearings C arranged on the casing A and in the other end of the lever C is adjustably secured a bolt C engaged on the top by an arm I secured on the lower end of a vertical pin I extending loosely through the sleeve F (see Fi s; 2 and l), and the upper end of the pin i is engaged by a friction roller J mounted on one end of a lever J fulcrumed at its middle at J 2 in the head F of the sleeve F, and the other end of the sleeve J is provided with a friction roller J 3 engaged at its under side by an extension (ii projecting rearwardly from the fulcrumend of the lever G. A spring 0 is attached at one end to the casing A and connected at the other end with the end of the lever C carrying the screw C to hold the latter in contact with the under side of the arm I and thus hold the platen or anvil die (J normally in lowermost position, that is, below the under side of the table A at the opening A" (see Fig. 5) and through which opening is adapted to pass the said platen or die toengage the under side of the check D when making the impression. The spring C normally holds the lever C in the 'dormant. position mentioned and shown in Fig. l, and the lever holds the pin I in an uppermost position and consequently the lever G in the uppermost position, that is, with the the lever J so that thelatter forces the pin I downwardnwhereby a swinging motion is given tothefllever C to move the platen or anvil die-C upward into en 'agement with the under side of the check lattenyin firmy contact with the printing die Bj inthe lowermost position at the timeto produce the desired impression on the said check 1)." 'dVhen the downward pressure of the'lever'G is released then the spring (3 '-returns the-flever C and consequentlythe 'pl-aten for anvil die C 'to lowermost dormant position andso causesareturn or upward swinging movement of the lever G by means ofthe pm I and lever J The leverv G in its downward movement passes between adja cent arms K of a segmental rack K secured to orfortninggpart of the top of the casing sequent-1y a downward swinging ofthe lever 'A', the arms being provided with points at their upper ends to properly guide the.
lever Gr between two arms K at the time the .leverrG'is depressedby the operator.- The:
arms K; are spaced apart to form slotstor the passage of the lever G, the slots registering withthe index marks H so that when a the lever is in register with an index mark II it IS alsoabove the correspond ng slot formed between adjacent arms K and con- G causes the latter to pass into a corresponding slotto keep the lever G in vertical aline- .ment with the index mark H selectedmat the time and durin the time the lever G is between the aimsii' it cannot be shifted 'sidewith and consequently the-printing wheel B *is held locked against turning 'withthe die 13 corresponding to the selected index mark H in lowermost "position; From the foregoing i-tf beseen that when the lever G is in u 3p t position, that'is, lahove the rack I t he lever G can be swungsldewise fortu ng the printing wheel B, as previouslylex'plained and when the lever. G is swung downward it is held against sidewise movementto hold the printing wheel'B in locked position.
j In order'to feed the check D from the right tothe-left after an impression'is made and during the time the leverG swings upwardly back into uppermost position, use is made of a feeding-device arranged as followst f a Two rotary feed members orwhee'ls L and L" having serratedor notched peripheral faces aresecured on a transverse shaft L journaled in suitable bearings arranged; on the casing A and the wheels and L pro ect through o1')enings formed. in the table A of'the casing A with a view to engage the under side of the check D,, as plainly i-ndi-- aft Lt-is secured i a ratchet-wheel N engaged cated in Fig; 2. l on the-sh bya springpressedfipawl'N fulcruinedyion an arm N?v mounted to "swing looslygon the shaft L The, annN' lis pivotally connected by a CIIIIIlBCl at V on the a pin O held in the forked end of a to press the N with the lower end of alever N fiil- I casing A, and the up- N is provided with an angular extension side of the locking bar 0.
wheel E'fpreviously mentioned. .The lever arm N pivotally connected with apin Q I engaged by the forked end I of the arm I attached to, the pin I previously mentioned. The arm I? rests on a collar Q1 mounted to slide on the pin (Land the said collar Q engages theupper end of a spring Q coiled on the plnQ and resting at its lower end on a collar-Q fixed on the lower end ofthe pin Qt" The peripheral grooves P correspond'i-n 'number to the numberot printing dies B and index marksH, andthe said grooves P are of a length corresponding to the length of the printing. dies B Normally the head 0 of the pin 0 on the bar 0 is out of engagelnent with a corresponding g roove Pu as. shown in Fig. 6,' but is'in register with one of thesaid grooves and when the operator swings the. lever G down-ward, .aspreviously explained, then the arm I of the pin I rnovmg. downwardly on pressing the lever G causes a downward pressure on the sprmgsupported collar held onthe pin Q where by the latter imparts a swinging motionto the lever N and consequently a swinging motion is given to the arm N to cause the pawl N" to glide over the teeth of the ratchet wheel N; at the same time the swinging motion given'to the lever N causes the pin 0" to slidesidewise so that the head 0 engages the corresponding groove P in the wheel P to lock the latter against turning. When the head 0 reaches-the inner end ofthe slot P then the lever N is held against" further swinging, and a further downward move ment of the pin I causes the arm I to move the collar Q downward on the pin Q, against the tension. of the spring (.2 as the lever N r is held against further swinging movement. hen the leverG is released and swings upward then the lever C andthe pin I are returned to their normal positions, and in doing so the arm .1 moves upward to allow theicollar, Q to return to its normal upper- 'niost position'hy the action of the spring-Q and when this position is reached the arm I engages the head Q of the pinQ and forces the latter upward sothat a return swinging motion is givento the lever N to move the head 0 out of engagementwith the corre-Q- spending groove PT and at the same time giving a swinging motion to the arm N to cause the pawl N to turn the ratchet wheel R to permit a screw S contact with the printing wheel erly ink the printing dies N a distance corresponding to the length of the groove P just designated by the head The turning of the ratchet wheel N causes a corresponding turning of the shaft L and the feed wheels L,-L whereby the latter move the check D from the right to the left a distance approximately corresponding to the length of the word impressed on the check and the space between this word and the next following one. It is understood that when a short printing die B is in lowermost position at the time then the head 0 engages a short groove P in the wheel P, but the downward movement of the lever G remains the same in all cases and the additional downward movement of the arm I not required to impart a swinging movement to the lever N is compensated for by the compression of the spring Q by the arm I and the collar Q. The forward swinging movement of the pawl N is limited by a stop pin N mounted on the casing A, as plainly shown in Figs. 4 and 6, the said stop pin serving to prevent the check from being moved too far.
The top of the \pheck is engaged adjacent the feed wheels by a double friction roller R- having i lsliaft R journaled in an arm R fulcrume W ja pivot R3 fixed on the casingRA. A spri g. v f compresses the roller shaft j the u per surface of the check D, and on the arm 2 is arrangeda handle B adapted to be taken hold of by'the operator for swinging the arm R upwardly to raise the roller of conveniently placing the check in position on the table A or removing it therefrom after the desired impressionis made. Agage S extends on the top of the table A and is provided with a .rearwardly-extending slotted arm S engaged by screwing in the casing-A and serving to adjustably secure the gage S in position on the table 'A' according to the width of the check used, it being understood that when the gage S is properly adjusted th'eline of the check for receiving the amount to be impressed thereon is in alinement with the lowermost printing die B In order to ink the printing dies B use is made of an inking roller T journaled in an arm .1". fulcrumed at T on the lid T pivioted at T on the right-hand side of the hot- 55 4. The arm T is pressed on by a spring T tom A as plainly indicated in Figs. 2 and peripheral to prop- B a An ink-dis eripheral contact g to distribute the ink supplied by. the inking roller T, and the distributing roller U-is journaled 111 an arm U" fulcrumed at U on the bottom A and pressed on by a spring U to hold the d18- to hold the inking; roller T in tributing roller .U is in to hold ti e5 roller R in contact withimpression,
tributiiig roller U in peri heral contact with the printing wheel B. l hen it is desired or necessary to supplv the inking roller T with roller T over an inkin pad V mounted in a drawer V held to sli e in the base portion of the casing A. After the roller T is supplied with ink the lid T, carrying the arm T and the roller T is re )laced on the casing so that the roller engages the peripheral face of the printing wheel B to supply the printing dies B with ink on rotating the piinting wheel as previously explained. The operation is as follows: Presuming that the amount D to be printed on the check D is $14,256.21, the operator first places the check on the table A with the check abutting against the gage S and with the left-hand end of the check under the double roller R adjacent the feed wheels L, L. The operator now takes hold of the handle G of the lever G and swings thelever arbund until the forked end G of the index finger G regi meral M on the inde .as shown in Fig. 1. The die B representing the word s with the nu- I fourteen is now in lowermost position and when the operator now swings the lever G downwa d the, platen or anvil die C swingsup ard and an impression is on the che k D reading fourteen. The
operator n xt releases the lever G so that the platen or anvil die C swings downward out the upward movement of the lever G the feed wheels L, L are turned to feed the to the word fourteen The operator now swings the lever G to the left until the L 3,
dex finger Gr registers with the letter so that the printing die 13 representing the engagement with the check D and during made word 9 thousand .appe ars in lowermost position, and the operator (now swings the lever G downward to cause tl e platen or anvil die C to make a second impression on the check, I v the imprint readlng thousand, and .when
the operator releases the lever G and the latter swings upward then the check D is fed from the right to the left a distance slightly in excess of the length of the word thousand so that the words fourteen and thousand are properly spaced apart, and a space is also provided for the next which is the word two it being' understood that the operator for this purpose swings the lever G to the rlght until the index finger G meral 2 on the index H, thenswin s the lever G downward and subsequently re eases registers with the nu-. 3
manure v the same after the impression is made in the a distance slightly in excess of manner above described. it being understood that during the return movement of the lever G the check D is again fed from the d'red. -When the lever G is released the check isagain fed from the right to the left the length of the word hundred swings the lever Gto the right until the index finger registers with the numeral 50, after which the lever G is pressed downward to cause an impressionof the Word fifty on the check, and when the lever G is 'released the checkl) is fed from the right to the left a distance slightly in excess ofthe length ofthe word fifty. The operator now swings the lever Gr to the right until the index fin er G is in register with thenumeral 6 then the lever Gris presseddownward to cause an impression of the word six on the check, and when the lever is released the check is fed from the right to the left a'di'stance slightlyin excess of the length of the word six. The operator now swings thelever'Gto the right until the index finger G registers with the mark,
after which the lever is pressed downward to cause an 'impressionof the, word Dollars on thecheck, and when the "lever is released the check is fed from the right to the left a distance slightly in excess of the length of the word Dollars). The lever G is now swung to the left until the index finger registers with the numeral 20 then the lever G is swung downwardto cause an impressioii of the word twenty on the check, and then the lever G is released and the check is again fed fromthe right to the left .a distance slightly in excess of the length of 'thewor'd twenty then. the lever G is swung to the right until the'index finger is in register with thenu'meral f 1 and then is swungi downward to cause'an impression of the word one on the check D, and when theleverjfG- is released the check is again fed from the right to the left a distance slightly in excess of the length of the word one The lever G is now swung to the right into register with the e mark and the lever is Pressed downward to cause an impression of the word cents on the check, and after thelever is released the operator presses the handle R downward to raise the (:lo'ublerollerJ1 from the check to allow convenient removal of the check from the table-A.
It is understood that when. the lever. is pressed. downward the head immediately The operator now and printing wheel B are locked to prevent shifting of the lowermost printing die B during the time the impression "is made.
It will'also be noticed that at each openters one of the grooves? and hence the wheel P, gear wheels E, E
eration a complete word is pressed or imprintedon'the check D,and the. check is moved from the right to the left after the imprrntof each word, the distance the check 1s shlfted corresponding to a little more .than the length of the word to provide the necessary spacing between successive words on the check. By the arrangement of the lever N", w eel P, ratchet WheelN,
the arm I of the pin pawl N, arm N and y the pin Q en aged by I the lever (r can be pressed down to its full extent and the same distance at each operation, although the check is automati s5 cally shifted a distance according to'the length of' the word impressed at the time and as above described, so that the operator the check with the imprint of the desired amount me very short time as the operator need not pay any attention to the shifting can quickly manipulate the lever to-provide of the check as this operation is done automatically.
By providing the platenlever C? with semicircular trunnions C engaging cor-re: spon-ding bearings C the axis of the said lever can be located very close to the under side of the table A and to the check D so that the face. of the platen C is approxi .mately parallel with the fac'efof the lower-' most word-printing die B at the time the impression is made to insure a thorough rupturing of the paper of the check without rendering the impressed word illegible.
I believe myself to he the first to provide at single controlling member which adjusts or sets a printing mecha-msm of any con struction, also adjusts or sets a variable work-feeding mechanism of any constructioin to shift the work and the printing mechanism relatively a distance corresponding to the length of the word printing, said controlling member also effecting the print- 11-5 ing operation. In the illustrated'embodinient, theplaten moves toward the printing mechanism but it is to be urn'lerstrmd that the invention is not limited to this operation but is generic to theirlea of moving the printing mechanism and platen or equivalent device relativeljv'to effect the printing operation in the above connection. The ilius- .trated embodiment also shifts the worlrwith relation to the printing mechanism but the invention is not limited. to this arrangement as any relative movement between the )Ill'll3- ing mechanism and the work in the above."
connection is within. the scope ofthis inven tion. While the invention has been. morepar limited in all respects to machines which print complete words 1n one operation. The
machine as a whole is simple in its construction and operation; The printing mechism is of the simplest formbeing a single mber with all of the type arranged-thereits movement being controlled by asin- ,ggle member. The platen is arranged directly upon a lever, the axis of turning of which is'in the plane of the work support so that the platen moves toward the type wheel at the end of its stroke substantially in parallel lines, thus giving a better impression. The bearings of the platen carrying lever are .of novel' construction and are ar- .ranged to permit theabove movement ofthe' platen while, at the same time, enabling the work to be located over the same because the bearings do not project above the work sup- 2'5i-port. The operating mechanism for this platen is also of very simple construction. The work feeding'mechanism is of the rotary type sothat it moves always in onedirection, thus doing away with the return feed. It, is actuated by a member whose movement is controlled by the gaging means and which has a clutch connection with the rotary feeding means, said member being yieldingly or resiliently connected to the operating or actuating lever of the machine ';-order that the latter may have a connt throw whilethe movement of said ,member is variable. v
IHj-aving thus described my invention, I
- Pate t: The combination with a word printing ymechanism' embodying a rotary type wheel, and variable feed mechanism for shifting 4 5 the work relatively to the type wheel after each printing operation, of a swinging lever I having; connection with the type wheel and thefeeding mechanism to adjust simultan'eou'sly the printing wheel for writing the desired word and the feeding mechanism for j a'movementfcorresponding to the length of i the w rd to be )printed, said controlling y lever'z a iso having a movement laterally with reference to the plane of its firstv movement ;,1toeffect the printing operation. Y
' The combination With-a word printing mechanism embodying a rotary type wheel- [and a platen movable-toward the typewheel .Jt' the printing, of a variable feed chani'sm for shifting the work after each inting operation, and a single controlling heel,-the platen and'the feed mechanism, z said ember having one movement to adjust-simultaneously the type wheel to write l'ai-m as new and desire to secure by Lettersemberhaving connections with the type feeding movement of the feed wheel, a m'em-' ber connected to the gaging means and the printing mechanism, toadjust simultaneously the printing mechanism to write the desired word and the gaging means to determine the movement of the feed wheel, a
platen movable toward the printing mechamsm to effect the printing operation, and a member controlled by the gaging means and the movement of the platen and connected to the feed wheel to effect the movement of the latter. I
4. The combination with a word printing mechanism and a platen, one of which is movable toward and from the other to effect the printing operation, of a variable work feeding mechanism embodying a rotary member cooperating with the work, gaging means adjusted to correspond with the length of the word to be printed, and a member controlled by said gaging means and having a clutch connection with the rotary member arranged to permit the gage controlled member to move independently of the rotary member during the printing operation in order to coiiperate with the gaging means and to shift the rotary member after the printing operation to feed the work.
5. The combination with a word printing mechanism and a platen, one of which is movable toward and from the other to eifect theprinting operation, of a variable work 6. The combination with a word printing mechanism and a platen movable toward and from the printing mechanism to effect the printing operation, of a'variable work-feeding mechanism embodying a inember for cooperation with the work to shift-the latter relatively to the printing" mechanism, gaging means adjustable to correspond with the length of-the word to be printed, a member having a clutch connection with the work 'feeding member and controlled by, the
gaging means; said member also being controlled by the movement of the platen and moving, when theplaten is shifted to effect the printing operation, to cooperate with the gaging means but to move freely of the work engaging member and, when the platen shifts away from the printing mechanism, to shift the workengaging member.
7. The combination with a wordprinting mechanism and a platen,
, platen andthe word printing mechanism to produce aprinting action, said member having'-a constant throw for each word to be printed and also having a resilient connec-- tion with the member controlled by the gage permitting said operating member to move after the other member has been stopped by the ga e. v
8. e combination with a wordprinting mechanism and a platen movable toward and from the printing mechanism to effect the printing operation, of a variable workfeeding .mechanism embodying a rotary member cooperating with the work to shift the latter relativelyto the printing mechanism, gaging means adjustable to correspond to the length of the word to be print ed, a member having a: clutch connection with the work feeding member and cobpe-rating with the gaging means, and an open ating member having connection with the platen to move the latter toward the printfling mechanism and a resilient connection. 7 with the member controlled by the gaging means.
9. The combination with a woi'dn'inting mechanism and a plat-en, of a lever by which said platen is carried toward and from the printing mechanism, a variable work feeding mechanism embodying a rotary member cooperating with the work to shift the latter relatively to the printing mechanism. gaging means adjustable to correspond with the length of the word to be printed, a memher having a clutch connection with the work-feeding member'and controlled by the gaging means, and an operating member for shifting the platen carrying lever, having .a IGSlllGIli) connection with the memher which is controlledby the gaging means.
. 10. The combination with a word-printing mechani'sm and a platen, one of which is movable toward and from the other to effect the printing operation, of a variable workfeeding mechanism embodying a rotary one of which is" movable toward and from the other for efmechanism for moving the casing about a horizontal axis,
crating through the work member for cooperation with the work to shiftthe latter relatively to the mechamsm, gaging means embodying aplurahty" of shoulders corresponding to the length of the words to be printed, a slidably mounted member movable to cooperate with any one of-said shoulders, and a pivoted member having one end cooperating with the slidably mounted member and the other end'having clutch connection with the rotary work engaging member, and means for moving said slidably mounted member into printing cotiperation with the engaging means upon relative movement of the platen and printing mechanism toward eachother and out of such cooperation upon the relative movement of the platen and printing mechanism away from each other.
-11.- The combination with an elongated work support, of a casing overhanging said work support and having the latter projecting from opposite sides thereof, feeding work on the work support, a printing wheel operating in the a platen opsupport to 00- operate withthe type wheel, and a swinging lever operating in a horizontal plane above the casing to position the type wheel and having a movement to eflect the movement of the platen toward the type wheel.
12. The combinaion with a printing wheel operating above the work support and. a platen operating through the wort si'ipport to cooperate with the printing wheel, of an upright sleeve rotatably mo'unted and connected to the printing wheel to turn the latter when the sleeve is rotated, a plunger operating in the sleeve and'conncctcd to the platen for shifting the latter toward and from the type wheel, and an op erating member connected to the sleeve for turning the latter and having a movement on the sleeve to eifect the moven'ient of the plunger. 7
' 13. lhe combination with a work support, of a type wheel operating above the work. support, a platen operating through the work support and movable toward and from the type wheel. a lever having one end connect'ed to the platen, a rotatablesleeve connected to the type wheel to turn the latter, a plunger operating in the sleeve and having its lower end connected to; the other-end ofthe platen operating lever, and an operating member connected to the sleeve to turn the latte" and having connection with the plunger to shift said plunger.
ii. The combination with a work support, of a casing overhanging said work support from the rear of the latter, a type wheel rotatably mounted in the casing, a platen opcrating through the work stipport to cooperate with the type wheel, a sleeve turning in the casing in rear of the type wheel and a work support, a
connected to the latter to turn the same, a plunger operating in the sleeve and having 1ts lower end connected to the platen, a.
handle lever mounted on the sleeve above 'to cooperate with the type wheel, a lever operating below the work support and connected at its forward end to the platen, a sleeve mounted to turn in the casing in rear of the type wheel and connected to the latter to turn the same, a plunger movable in said sleeve and connected with the platen operating lever, and a lever pivoted to the sleeve above the type wheel casing and connected with the plunger.
16. The combination with a frame embodying a base portion, a portion overhanging the base portion from the rear thereof and a work supporting plate on the base portion, of a printing wheel mounted on the overhanging portion, a platen projecting through the work supporting plate, a lever carrying the platen at one end having segmental bearings which are supported in close proximity to the under side of the supporting plate so that the axis of turning of the lever is substantially in the plane in which the work is held between the printing wheel and the platen, and operating mechanism for the platen cooperating with said lever in rear of its pivot and having an operating member arranged on the overhanging portion.
17. In a printing machine, the combination with a frame having a base portion and a portion overhanging the base portion and supported by the latter at one side of said base portion, of a work support on the base portion, a printing member rotatable on the overhanging portion having words or expressions thereon of different lengths, a' platen movable through an opening in the work support to engage the printing memher, an operating member for the platen, a feed wheel operating through the work support to feed the work over the work .support, a gage wheel arranged above the base portion and geared to the printing member, a member for cooperation .with the gage member, having a pawl and ratchet connection with the feed wheel, and a resilient connection between said member and the operating member for the platen.
18. Ina printing machine, the combination with a base, and a portion overhanging said base from the rear of the latter, of a printing wheel mounted to turn on the overoperating member for controlling the variable feed mechanism and the platen.
19. A check printing machine, comprising 7 a platen, a printing wheel provided on its peripheral face with transversely-arranged printing dies each representing a word of the amount to be printed onto the check, a variable feed mechanism for the check, and a single operating member connected with the said platen, the said printing wheel and the said feed mechanism to turn the said printing wheel until a desired die is opposite the platen. to subsequently cause an impression of the die on the check and to finally feed the check a distance corresponding to the length of the word imprinted on the check.
20. A check printing machine comprising a printing wheel provided on its peripheral face with transversely-armnged printing dies each representing a word of the amount to be printed on the check, a platen adapted to coact with the said printing wheel to make an. impression on the check, an index provided with characters correspondin to the said dies, a lever under the control of the operator and adapted to be moved in register with any one of the said index characters, connections between the said lever, the said printing wheel and the said platen to turn the printing wheel until the desired printing die is opposite the anvil to impress the printing die on the check and a variable spacing mechanism also controlled by said lever.
21. A check printing machine, comprising a printing wheel provided on its peripheral face with transversely-arranged printing dies each representing a word of the amount to be printed on the check, a platen adapted 'to coact with the said printing wheel for making an impression on the check, a variable feeding device for feeding the check a distance corresponding to the length of the word impressed on the check, a lever under the control of the operator, an index provided with characters corresponding to the said dies and on which is adapted to indicate the said lever, and connections between the said lever, the said printingwheel. the said platen, and the said variable feeding device to turn the said printing wheel until the desired printing die is opposite the platen, to impress the printing die on the check and to feed the check forward a distance corresponding approximately the length of the word impressed on the check.
22. A check printing machine provided with a revoluble printing wheel provided on its peripheral face withprinting dies each representing a word of the amount to be printed on the check, a hand lever under the control of the operator and having sidewise and up and down movement, a variable a distancecorresponding approximately to "ing die in printing the length of the word-printing die in printing position at the time.
23. A check printing machine provided with a revoluble printing wheel provided on its peripheral face with printing dies each representing a word of the amount to be printed on the check, a hand lever, a variable check-feeding device, means-connecting the said hand lever with the printing wheel to turn the latter until a desired word-printing die is in printing position, means connecting the said hand lever with the said check-feeding device to adjust the latterto feed the check a proximately to the length of the wordprintposition at the time, and a platen controlled by the saidhand lever and adapted to coact with the word -printingdie in )rinting position at the time. n24. icheck printing machine provided with a revoluble printing wheel provided on its peripheral face with printingdies each re n'esenting a word of the amount to be printed on the check, a hand lever undenthe control of theoperator and ha 'ing a side wise and up and down movement, a variable check-feeding device, means connecting the said hand lever with the said printing wheel to turn the latter on moving the said hand lever sidewise until the desired word-printing die is in printing position, means connecting the said hand lever w1th the said feeding device for actuating the latter on swinging the hand lever up and down, the said feeding mechanism feeding the check during the return upward movement of the hand lever. and the said feeding device being adjusted by the hand lever, when the printing wheel is ad usted, to teed the check a distance corresponding approx mately to the length of the word-printing die n pr1nting position at the time, a platen, and means connecting the said platen with the said hand lever to move the platen toward the said.
distance corresponding ap-.
and down and to turn the said swinging word-printing die in printing position at the time and during the downward stroke of the said hand lever.
25. A check printing machine includiz g a. revoluble printing wheel provided on its peripheral face with word-printing dies each representing a word of the amount to be printed on the check, a hand lever under the control of the operator and having sidewise and up and down movement, a connection between the said hand lever and the said printing wheel. to turn the latter on swinging the hand lever sidewise until a desired word-printing die is in printing position, the said connection being provided with a locking and gagging wheel havin grooves transversely in its peripheral face, the grooves corresponding in number and length to the number and length of the said word-printing dies, a lever providedwith a head adapted to engage any one of the grooves of the locking and gaging wheel, a feed mechanism for the check and controlled by the said lever, and a yielding connection between the said. lever and the said hand lever.
26. A check printing machine provided with a printingwheel mounted to turn, a platenadapted to move toward and from the peripheral face of the said printing wheel, a platen lever carrying the said platen, a hol- -low sleeve mounted to turn, a hand lever fulcrunied-on'the said sleeve to swing up and down and to turn the said sleeve on swir ing the hand lever sidewise, a gearing connecting the said sleeve with the said printing wheel, and a pin slidable in the said sleeve andoperated by the said hand lever, the said pin engaging the said platen lever. :27. A. check printing device provided with a printing wheel mounted adapted to move toward and from the peripheral face of the said printing wheel, a platen lever carrying the said platen, a hollow sleeve mounted to turn, a hand lever fulcrumed on the said sleeve to swing up sleeve on the hand lever sidewise, a gearing connecting the said sleeve with the said printing wheel, a pin slidable in the said sleeve and operated by the said hand lever, the said pin engaging the said platen lever, feed rollers for shifting the check after an impression. a pawl and ratchet mechanism for turning the feed rollers. a lever connected with the said pawl and ratchet mechanism, and a connectionbetween the said lever and the said pin to actuate the lever.
28. A check prlnting machine provided to turn, a platen,
swing up and down and to turn the said sleeve on swinging the hand lever sidewise, a gearing connecting the said sleeve with the said printing wheel, a pin slii dable in the said sleeve and engaging the said platen lever, and an actuating lever fulcrumed on the said sleeve and provided at its ends with friction rollers, one of which is in engagement with the said pin and the other is engagedby the said hand lever. Y
29,:A' heck printing machine provided with a printing wheel mounted to turn, a platenadapted to move toward and from the I'peripheral face of the said printing wheel; a platen lever carrying the said iataa, afhollow sleeve mounted to turn, a
hand lever fulcrumed on the said sleeve to swing "up and down and to turn the said sleeve on swinging the hand lever sidewise, a gearing connecting the said sleeve with i the said printing wheel, a pin slidable in the said sleeve and operated by the said hand lever, the said pin engaging the said platen flever, feed rollers for shifting the check after an impression, a pawl and ratchet mechanism for turning the feed rollers, a lever connected with the said pawl and ratchet mechanism, and a connection between the said lever and the said pin to actuate the lever, the said connection having an arm on the pin, a rod pivoted on the said lever, and a spring on the rod pressing the said'arm.
30. A check printing machine provided with a printing wheel mounted to turn, a platen adapted to move toward and from the said peripheral face of the said printing wheel, a platen lever carrying the said platen, a. hollow sleeve mounted to turn, a hand lever. fulcrumed on the said sleeve to swing up and down and to turn the said sleeve on swinging the hand lever sidewise,
, a gearing connecting the said sleeve with the said printing wheel, a pin slidable in the said sleeve and operated by the said hand lever, the said pin engaging the said platen lever, feed rollers for shifting the check after an impression, a pawl and ratchet mechanism for turning the feed rollers, a lever connected with the said pawl and ratchet mechanism, a connection between the said lever and the said pin to actuate the flQVeI, a notched wheel carried by a wheel of t'li'eisaid gearing, and a head on the said vlever and adapted to engage the notches of thes'a ,l notched wheel.
printing mechanism provided with a printing wheel. a sleeve mounted to turn.
I a gearing connecting the said printing wheel with the said sleeve, a notched wheel on one of the gear wheels of the gearing. a locking lever for engagement with the said notched wheel, a hand lever under the con- .trol of the operator and pivoted on the said sleeve to turn the latter, and a connection between the said locking lever and the said hand. lever.
32. A printing machine provided with a printing wheel, a sleeve mounted to turn, a gearing connecting the said printing wheel with the said sleeve, a notched wheel on one of the gear wheels of the gearing, a locking lever for engagement with the said notched wheel, a hand lever under the control of the operator and pivoted on the said sleeve to turn the latter, a pin slidable in the said sleeve and controlled by the said hand lever, an arm on the said pin, and a rod pivoted on the said locking lever and provided with a spring-pressed collar engaged by the said arm. I
33. A check printing mechanism provided with a hand lever, a feed device for feeding the check sidewise, an actuating lever controlling the said feed device, a locking and distance-controlling device controlling the said actuating lever for governing the distance the checkis fed at a time, a hand lever under the control of the operator, a. pin on the said actuating lever, a spring on the said pin, a collar on the end of the pin, and means interposed between the said hand lever and the said collar to allow of moving the hand lever its full stroke independentli of the limited movement given to the said actuating lever.
34. A check printing machine comprising a casing formed with a slot through which a check may be passed in a fiat condition, said slot opening horizontally at the front of the machine, a rotary printing member inclosed within the casing above the slot and having lines of type thereon of different lengths extending parallel with the axis of the printing member, the printing member being glmounted to turn about an axis which extends transversely of the slot, a platen arranged on the opposite side of the check slot to cooperate with the type, a gage member arranged in the casing above the slot and having stop shoulders thereon corresponding to the different lines of type on the printing member, said gage member being adjusted with the printing member to determine the feed of the work, feeding devices arranged on the casing below the slot and ope ating to shift the check in a fiat condition over the platen in a -direction transv ersely of the slot, a controlling member projecting above and below the slot at the rear end of the latter to cooperate with the gage member and the feeding devices, and an operating member of constant throw for effecting a relative movement between the printing member and the platen to effect the printing action, said member having a yielding connection with the feeding devices to set them on the commencement of the printing operation to advance the work, after the printing operation, over the platen distance corresponding to the word printed.
35. A. check writing machine comprising a casing formed with aslot through which a check may be passed in a flat condition, a
rotary printing member inclosed within the casing above the slot and having. lines of type-thereon of different lengths extending 'a-iallel with the axis of the printing memeryaplaten arranged on the opposite side ofthe'check slotto cooperate with the type, a gage member arranged in the casing above the slot and having stop shoulders thereon corresponding to the different lines of type on the printing member, said gage member being adjusted with the printing member to determine the feed of the work, feeding means arranged on the casing below the slot.
and operating to shift the check in a flat condition over and relatively to the platen, said feeding means being controlled by the gage member, to feed the work variable dis- ..tances after the printing operations, and a single operating handle of constant throw for effecting a relative movement between the printing member and the platen -to effect the rinting operation, said operating handle aving a yielding connection with the feeding devices toset them before the printing operation in cooperative relation with the gage in order to advance 'the work after the printing operation over the platen a distance corresponding to the word printed.
36. In a check protector, a table adapted to have a check manually placed thereon and removed therefrom and to support the check in substantially flat condition through out; a shiftable type carrier on one side of said table having fixed thereon a plurality of'type forms representing words of varying length adapted to be combined for writing any monetary valuewithin certain limits a platen supported adjacent said table, said carrierbeing shiftable to move said forms transversely of the line of printing to position for cooperation with the platen, and
i said carrier and'p'laten having a relative movement forimpressing the check; means for applying ink to said type forms; and
feeding mechanism comprising a member adapted to engage the check and to be rotated to feed the check over said table, between the printing impressions, variable distances corresponding to the lengths of the words printed. g
37. In ajcheck protector, a table adapted to have a check manually placed thereon and removed'therefrom and to support it during the printing operations; a rotary type cylinder on one side of sald table having thereon a pluralitv of type forms extending parallel with the axis of the cylin.-
der and representing words of varying length adapted to be combined for writing any monetary value within certain limits; a
platen supported adjacent said table having a single lmpression surface adapted to cooperate with each of said forms, said carrier being rotatable to move said forms select vely, transversely of the line of printing to position to cooperate with the platen;
means for applying ink to the type forms; variable feeding mechanism comprising a member adapted to be rotated in engagement with the check for feeding the check over the table variable distances correspondmg to the length of the word selected for printing; and operating mechanism for effecting a relative printing movement of the cylinder andplaten and for actuating said feeding mechanism.
38. In a check protector, a'table adapted to receive and support acheck; a movable type carrier above said table having a plurality 'of type forms representing words of writing any monetary value within'certain limits; means for applying ink to said type varying length adapted to be combined for 7 forms; a platen adjacent said table, said carrier being movable to bring said forms selectively to position to cooperate with said platen, and said type-forms and platen having a relative printing movement; variable feeding mechanism for. feeding the check overthe table variable distances corresponding to the lengths of the words printed; and a common operating member having one movement to move said carrier and select a type form and having another movement to effect said relative printing movement of the carrier and platen and to actuate said and platen having a relative printing movement; meansfor applying ink to said type forms; a member adapted to engage the check and to be rotated for feeding the check over said table; a gage member connected with 'said carrier to rotate therewith and having a plurality of stop shoulders of varying length corresponding to the lengths of said type forms for gaging the extent of rotation of said rotary feeding member; a controlling device cooperating with said stop shoulders and with said rotary feeding member; and a common operating member con-, nected positively with said carrier and yieldingly with said controlling device, and having onemovementv for rotating said carr1er and gage member to select a wordto be printed, and having also a reciprocating movement for effecting a relative printing movement of the type forms and platen and forrotating the feeding member.
40. In a check writing machine, the combination with a platen having a-single impressionface, of a type carrier provided with type lines of different lengths, the carrier being adjustable to set the desired type line opposite the impression face of the. platen and the carrier and platen having a a relative movement to effect the printing, devices having a constant throw for effecting said relative movements, and feedingmechanism actuated by said movements of the devices for automatically feeding the work relative to the platen different distances according to the lengths of the type lines rier being adjustable to set the desired type line opposite the impression face of the platen and the platen and carrier having a relative movement to effect the printing, operating devices having a constant throw for effecting said relative movements, a feeding element variably movable in engagement with the check to feed the check relative to the platen, mechanism intermediate the operating devices and feeding element whereby the constant throw of the devices will effect movement of the feedingelement, and a feed control set by the adjustment of the type carrier to determine the length of the feeding movement of the feeding element.
42; In a check writing machine, the combination with a platen having a single impression face, of a type carrier having word type forms of different lengths on its printing surface, said carrier and platen having a relative movement to select the form to be printed from, operating devices having a constant throw for effecting a relative movement of the carrier and platen to print from the selected forms, a gage graduated to correspond with the lengths of the different type, forms and automatically adjusted in selecting the forms, and feeding mechanism actuated by the operating devices under control-of the gage for automatically feeding the work relative to the platen different distances according to the lengths of the words I printed as an incident to the printing thereof.
'43. In a check writing machine, the combination with a type carrier constructed to print words of different lengths and a platen having ,a single impression face. said carrier and platen being relatively movable to select the words to be printed, operating devices of constant throw for effecting a relative movement of the carrier and alaten to print the selected Words, a work feeding gage adjustable with the type carrier, work feeding devicjs comprising a member variably movabl in engagement with the work to feed the work relative to the platen and a feed controlling element cooperating with the gage, and means whereby the operation of the operat; mg devices will effect a relative movement of the gage and feed controlling element before printing to determine the extent of movement of the feeding member after printing.
44. In a check writing machine, the com bmatlon with a type carrier having word type forms of different lengths on its printmg surface, of a platen common to the type forms, the carrier being adjustable relative to the platen to select the form to be printed from, operating devices having a constant throw for bringing the carrier and platen together to print from the selected forms, a work feeding gage adjustable with the type carrier, work feeding devices comprising a member variably movable in contact with the work to feed the work relative.
gage and controlling element before printing to determine the extent of movement of the feeding member after printing.
45. In a check writing'machine, the combination with a type carrier having word type forms of different lengths on its printing surface, of a platen common to the type forms, the carrier being adjustable relative to the platen to select the form to be printed from and the carrier and platen being relatively movable to make impressions, a work feeding gage adjustable with the type carrier, a work feed controlling element, the gage and said element being relatively movable accordingto the distance the work is to be fed, operating devices of constant throwand connections for effecting the relative printing movements of the type carrier and platen and the relative movements of the gage and feed controlling element, a feeding element movable in engagement with the work to feed the work relative to the platen distances corresponding to the relative movements of the gage and controlling element, and devices intermediate the controlling element and feeding element for imparting movement to the latter.
46. In a check protector, the combination of an element for printing words of different lengths and a cooperating. element havinv a single impression face, said elements having one relative movement to determine the word to be printed and another relative movement to make impressions. gaging means adjustable to correspond with the length of the word tobe printed, a variable the feedirilig a constant throw for the aforesaid controlling member'into engagement with the gaging means.
' 47. In a check protecton'the combination of an element for 'printing words of different len hs and a cooperating element having a single impression face, said elements being relatively movable to determine the word to be printed and to effect the printing, gaging means adjustable to" correspond withthe length of the word to be printed, a Work feeding mechanism comprising'an elementvariably movable in engagement with the work to feed the workand a movable member arrested in different positions by a the aging means to control the movements of t e feedin element, and an operating member for e ecting the relative movements of the word printing element and the platen to select the word to be printed and produce the printing action, said member having a constant throw in printing and also having an actuating connection with the member controlled by the gaging means permitting said operating member to complete ts printing movement after the other member has been arrested.
48. In a check writing machine, the combination with a type carrier having type lines of different lengths on its print-ing surface, of aplaten common to the type lines, the carrier being adjustable relative to the platen to select the line of type to be printed from, operating devices havingan invariable extent of movement for effecting a relative printing movement of the type carrier'and platen, an adjustable work feed- "ing gage, gearing connecting the gage and type carrier for simultaneous adjustment and mechanism actuated by the operating devices and controlled by the gagefor feeding the work relative to the platen different distances according to the lengths of the type lines printed from. 1 a
49. In a check writing machine, the combination with a type carrier provided with word type forms of different lengths, of a platen common to the type forms the carrier being adjustable to set any desired form opposite the platen, operatlng dev ces of constant throw for effecting a printing operation of the type carrier and platen, an adjustable work feeding gage graduated to correspond with the different type forms, and work feeding devices controlledby the workand a mov'able'member arrested ecting the relative movements of p work gage for variably feeding the work relative to the platen, said devices being adjusted duringthe printing operation to determine the length of the feed and actuated to feed the work the determined length after the printing is effected.
'50. In a check Writing machine, the oombination with a type carrier and .a platen,
leased, work feeding devices for feeding the work relative to the. platen different distances, according to the lengths of the words printed, said devices being adjusted to determine the length of the feed when the operating member is manually operated and actuated by the resilient means to feed the when the member is released, and a feeding gage adjustable. with the type carrier for controlling the variable movements 'of the feeding devices.
-51. In a check writing machine, the combination with a type carrier and a platen, one of which elements is movable toward and from the other to effect printing, the type carrier being constructed to print words of different lengths. and rotatable relative to the platen to determine the word to be printed, of operating devices comprising a member manually movable an invariable extent to effect movementof the movable printing element toward the other and: resilient means for restoring the element to normal relation when the member is released, work feeding devices for feeding the work relative to the platen different distances according tothe lengths of the words printed, said devices being adjusted to determine the length of the feed when the op erating member is manually operated and actuated to feed the work as the printing members are being restored to normal relation, a rotatable work feeding gage having controlling shoulders of different lengths monetary amounts within certain limits; a
platen having a single impression face below the type carrier, the carrier being shiftable to move said forms transversely of the hue of printing to select the forms for coand carrier having a relative movement for impressing the check; means for applying ink to the type forms; and feeding mechanism automatically operated between the printing impressions comprising a member adapted to engage the check and to'be rotated to feed the check over said table variable distances corresponding to the lengths of the words printed.
In a check writing machine, the combination with a type carrier having lines of typeof different lengths on its printing surf face, of a platen common to the type lines, the carrier being adjustable to set any line of type opposite the platen, operating (le vices having a printing movement and a return movement of equal extent for effecting a relative movement of the type carrier and platen to print, variable work feeding devices connected to be set by the printing movement of the operating IIIEClltIIllSIIbtO determine the length of the feed and actuated during the return movement of said mechanism to feed the work said determined distance relative to the platen, an adjustable gage having graduated portions controlling the movements of the feeding devices, and means connecting the gage and type carrier lor simultaneous a'dj ustment;
54. In a check writing machine, the combination with a type carrier having type lines of difierent lengths on its printing surface, of a platen common to the type lines, the carrier being rotatable to position any line of typ opposite the platen, operating mechanism having a printing movement and a return movement of equal extent for effecting a relative movement of the type carrier and platen to print, variable work feeding devices connected to be set by the printing movement of the operating mechanism to determine the length-of the feed and actuated during the return movement of said mechanism to feed the work relative to the platen, a' rotatable gage having graduated portions controlling the movements of the feeding devices, and gearing connecting the gage and type carrier for simultaneous rotation. g
55. The combination with a casing having a slot through which a check may be passed in flat condition, of a type carrier in the easing on one side of the slot and having type lines of different lengths on its printing face, a platen having ;a single impression face on the other side of the slot, the type carrier being adjustable to set any line of v type opposite said impression face, a gage member connected for adjustment simultaneously with the typeearrier and having operation with the platen and said platenfeed controlling shoulders of different lengths corresponding to the lengths of the type lines, devices for variably feeding the check relative to the platen, said devices being adjustable to determine the length of the feed and comprising a controlling element cooperating with the shoulders on the gage operating means of constant throw for effecting a relative movement of the type carrier and platen to make impressions, said operating 'means having connections for effecting the adjustment of the feeding devices on'the commencement of the operation of the operating means to determine the length the check is to be fed after the impression is made.
56. The combination with a casing having a slot through which a check may be passed in flat condition, of a type carrier in the casing above the slot and having lines of type thereon of different lengths. a platen having a single impression face below the slot, the type carrier being adjustable to set any type line opposite said im n'ession face, a gage member geared to the type carrier and having shoulders of different lengths corresponding with the lengths of the type lines, devices for variably feeding the check relative to .the platen, said devices comprising an element cooperating with the shoulders of the gage and being adjustable to determine the length of the subsequent feed, and operating devices of constant throw for effecting a relative movement between the type carrier and the platen to effect the printing operation, said operating devices having connections for adjust ing the feeding devices on the commencement of the operation of the operating devices to determine the distance the check is to be fed after the printing is effected.
57. The combination with a casing having a slot through which a check may be passed in flat condition. of a type carrier in the casing at one side of the slot and having type lines of different lengths extending parallel with the axis of the carrier, at platen having a single impression face at the other side of the slot, the type carrier being rotatable to set any line of type opposite said impression face, a rotatable gage member having shoulders of different length corresponding with the lengths of the type linesgearing connecting the type carrier and gage, devices for variably feeding the cheek relative to the platen, said devices comprising an element cooperating with the shoulders of the gage and being adjustable to determine the length of the subsequent feed, operating mechanism of constant throw for effecting a relative movement between the type carrier and the platen to effect the printing operation, and means for effecting the adjustment of the feeding devices on the commencement of the operation of the operating mechanism to determine the distance the check is to be fed afterthe printjacent the table and ham 58. In a check rotect the combination of a table adapted to ha a check manually placed thereon and removed therefrom and to support it during the printing operations;
a rotary type cylinder on one side of said table bearing a plurality, of type forms extending parallel with the axis of the cylinder and representing words of various lengths adapted to be combined for writing monetary amounts; at platen supported ada. single impression face, the carrier belng'rotatable to move said forins transversely of the line of printing to position to coiiperate selectively with the platen impression face; means for applying ink to the type forms; a check guide; variable feeding mechanism comprising a member movable engagement with the check for -feeding"the check relative to the table and platen and in contact with the guide variabledistances corresponding to the lengths of the words selected for printing; and operating, devices havin an invariable extent of movement for e ecting a relative printing movement of the type cylinder and platen and actuating said feeding mechanism. y v
59. In acheck protector, the combination of a table adapted to have a check manually placed thereon and removed therefrom and to support it during the printing operations; a type cylinder on one side of said table having thereon a plurality of type forms extending parallel with the axis of the cylinder and representing words of various lengths adapted to be combined for writing any monetary value within certam limits; a platen supported adjacent said table and having a single impression face, the type cylinder being rotatable to move said forms selectively transversely of the line of printing to position to cooperate with d the platen impression face; means for applying ink to the type forms; variable feeding mechanism comprising a member movable in engagement with the check for feeding the check relative to the table and platen variable distances: corresponding to the lengths of the words selected for printing;
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