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w. 0. McCOY. CHECK ISSUING AND PRINTING MECHANISM. APPLICATION FILED SEPT- 6, I919- FIG.1
(flu 0011M: William D. McCoy k m Qmw CHECK ISSUING AND PR NT|NG MECHANISM.
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APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 6, 1919.
1,435, l ?l Patented Nov. 141, 1922.
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. D. McCOY.
CHECK ISSUING AND PRINTING MECHANISM. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 6. 1919.
W. D. McCOY.
CHECKJSSUING AND PRINTING MECHANISM. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 6. 1919.
Patented Nov. M, 1922.
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CHECK ISSUiNG AND PRINTING MECHANISM. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 6. 1919.
1 ,435, 1 7 l Patented Nov. 14, 1922.
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wILLrniii n McGOY, DIP-BROOKLYN, new YORK, ASSIGNOR T0 ans narrower. cas -v REGISTER coMP inY, 0F DAYTON, onto, a CORPORATION or 01-110. 4-
CHECK ISSUING AND PRINTING MECHANISM.
Application filed septeniber 6; 1919. Serial No. 322,235.,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, VLLLIAM D. MCCOY, a citizen or the United States of America, residing at Brooklyn, New York, have invented .a new and'useful Check Issuing and Printing Mechanism, of which the following is a specification.
' My invention relates to improvements in what are commonly termed cash registers.
The main object of the invention is to simplify the construction and operation of a machine of this character, enable it to be made of but few parts and to accomplish certain operations as more fully hereinafter set forth. p
The mechanism as a whole is constituted so as to facilitate the carrying out of a system for identifying and tracing each separatetransaction, that is, the record or detail strip and the checks as printed in the machine can always .be located and compared with absolute certainty by reason of thesiinultai'ieously printed identification marks as hereinafter pointed out. Improvements will be found to relate particularly to:
1st. Mechanism for printing the record of transaction upon a. record slip and upon checks in whicl'i the consecutive nui'nbering of the item on they record slip and on the checks is effected for each transaction.
2nd. Mechanism for printing the time and date of each transaction upon the checks.
' 3rd. Mechanism for feeding individual checks automatically to the printing position and delivering the same after the completion of the printing.
. It will be obvious hereinafter that many of the details of construction may be varied in form and arrangement and substitution may be made within a wide range of equivalents without a departure from the spirit and scopeot the invention claimed herein.
Fig. l, is a. front view of a machine emr, bodying the improvements of my invention,
part of the casing and the cash drawer being: omitted. the setting arm and key being 111 its mid position.
Fig.v 2 is a plan view of the mechanism shown in 1. the operating and setting arm being in its extreme left hand position and set for an amountof 95 cents.
Fig. 3. is a partial vertical section and elevation taken from the left of Fig. l, and showing also a part of the'cash drawer.
Fig. l is a plan view of the check printing platen.
Fig. 5, is an enlarged vertical sectional 1 ng on an enlarged scale parts oi; the operating, registering and printing mechanism. I
Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view or parts or the registering mechanism taken l0nsritudi ially or the operating knob. p
F1g. 7, 1s a rear view of a fragment of the operating knob showing the interlocking de vice.
Fig 8 is a left'hand side View and elevation or part of the check printing and feedmg I mechanism in the position which the parts occupy when the mechanism has been operated. I
9 is a perspective view of an inking roller and its supporting frame.
Fig. 10 is a front view and partial section on the plane of the line A A. of Fig. 6 showing details of the registering mechanism.
5 1g. is 21811111131 section of the registering mechanism on the plane oi the line B of Fig.6.
I Fig. 12, i a detail side view 01" part or the mechanism'tcr the carrying rorwardoi dol l ars from the cents registering drum'to the dollar registering devices.
. Fig. 13, is a right-hand side view and partial section'ott the time clock and part of the printing mechanism.
. Flg. lei, is a'plan view and partial section of parts of the check and record strip printing mechanism.
Fig. is a horizontal sectional view of parts of the check printing mechanism show ing its connection with the time clock.
Fig. 16 is a detail perspective view of the cam for raising the platen to print the recorc strip.
. Fig. 1. a bottom View oi a check as printed and delivered from the machine.
Fig. 18 is an edge view or a plate tor printing special matter.
Fig. 19 is a vertical front sectional view and projection of the check supply feeding niech anisrn V V 20 is aperspective view ot' the check discharging arm or,kicker.
Fig-21 is a perspective view pawl of Fig Fig. isa plan view showing the double ot' the douhle case for the usual cash drawer '4.
pawl and adjacent parts for compelling operation of the push key in the main setting arm.
Fig. 28 is a view of the under side of the check feeding device.
Fig. 2a is a rear view and partial section ofthe record strip feeding and operating mechanism. 1
Fig. 25 is a perspective view of a fragment of the check supply receptacle or magazine for containing the unprinted checks.
Fig. 26. is an upright sectional view of the same on the plane of the line E, E of Fig. 23.
in this case i particularly claim the check supply, printing and delivery mechanisms, and cooperating mecl'ianisms. Other features will be found claimed in my Patent 1,239,708 dated Sept. 11, 1917. i
The parts 1, 2 and 3 together with the vertical shaft 1- constitute the principal supporting members of the frame of the machine. The segmental section 5 of the front ofthe case is mounted on the bed-plate 6 which latter may serve as a portion of the The main setting arm 8 is pivoted near the rear on the vertical. shaft and has a flange sleeve 9 at the front end. This sleeve 9 surrounds tube 10 which is mounted upon a hollow shaft 11 which carries the knob 12 at its front end. The segmental section 5 has a slot or opening 13 which guides the sleeve 9 and thus permits the main setting arm to be swung in ahorizontal plane. A
guard 13 carried by the sleeve 9 covers the rear of the opening 13. The machine as herein illustrated adapted to register and print amounts varying by live cents from Sp to and dollars from zero to 19.
F or the purpose of setting the mechanism T have arranged nun'ierals zero 5, 10, 15, etc., to 95 along the upper beveled edge 14 of the segmental section 5 and numerals zero, 1, 2, 8, etc., to 19 around the beveled edge of the knob 12. The former may be called cents setting scale and the latter the dollar setting dial. It will be obvious however that the mechanism might be adapted to other systems of money counting and that the cents setting scale might be arranged by units from; zero, 1, 2, 8, etc, and that the dollar setting dial might be arranged for a larger or smaller amount. Normally the knob 12 is held against rotation by means of the projection 1:") at the rear which engages in a notch 16 in the flange sleeve 9 which is not rotatable. The knob however is adapted to be pushed inward, that is, to be left as viewed in Fig. :3 a distance sufficient to disengage the projection 15 from the notch 16 and allow the knob 12 to be rotated. It will be noted that when the knob is rotated it cannot be pulled outward. until it is rotated hack to its normal position at which position the zero on the dollar setting dial will be uppermost and adjacent the cents setting scale. The flanged sleeve 9 carries a stop 1? (Fig. 7) to prevent the knob 12 from being turned more than one complete revolution.
At its rear end the setting arm 8 has projection 18 which is connected to a collar 19 pivotally mounted on the shaft 4 above the arm. This collar at its front end carries printing frame 19 for printing cents items. The collar 20 also pivotallymounted on shaft a carries printing frame 20 at the front end for printing dollar items. The collar 21 also pivotally mounted on the shaftl car ice the operator's printing frame 21. The framew21 has a forward extension provided with an operating knob or handle 56 so that the frame may be swung from right to left to set the operators symbolfor printing. Connected to the collar 20 .is a segmental beveled gear also pivoted 011 shaft '-l with which the bevel pinion 23 carried by thehollow shaft 11 is adapted to engage when the shaft and knob 12 are pushed to the rear, that is, to the left as viewed in Fig. 5. A spring pawl 24; engages notches in the upper face of gear 22 so as to assist-in stopping the movement of the gear at definite angular positions. A
notched segment26 beneath the setting arm- 8 is adapted to assist'in definitely positioning the setting arm when the reciprocating frame 27 is pushed inwardly as will be later described, it being necessary that a part. of
the frame 27 should mesh with one of the notches in the segment 26 whichv notches correspond with the different cents amounts on the cents setting scale.
The rod 76 has a push key or thumb-piece 75 and is reciprocable in the hollow shaft 11. previously referredto as constituting a part of the main setting arm construction. A collar 77 securely fixed upon the rod 7 6 near its rear end engages an Lip-right portion '78 ofthe main reciprocating frame 27 which is carried by the main setting arm 8. The spring 79 has its rear end secured to the reciprocating frame 27 and its front end connected to a screw 8O or other projection carried by the main setting arm 8. so that the spring places a tension upon the reciproeating frame 27 to hold it in and to return it to its forward position, that is, at the right as viewed in Fig. 5. The rear lower portion of the reciprocating frame 2? has an inclined or cam surface 81 adapted when the reciprocating frame is pushed inward to engage the corresponding inverted incline 82 on a vertically moving frame on a pillow block i2. When the push key 75 is pushed inward the action of the incline S1 is to lift this vertically moving frame. l l hen the up-right bolt portion 159 of the vertically moving frame disengaged. from the latch 73 (see F the drawer is released.
- .lfig. 21.
,flhe arm 83 carried by the shaft 841 has a normally forward pressure exerted upon it by the spring 85. Near the lower end of this is a roller 86 carried by the drawer QT. When the drawer has been released as just mentioned, the power of the spring 85 thus throws the drawer forward. The completion of closing the drawer will be described in connection with the printing operation hereinafter.
In order to prevent improper operation I have provided a double acting pawl device which necessitates the push key 75 being pushed completelyinward and then thrown completely forward by the action. of the spring '79 and frame 27 when the key has been released (see Figs. 3, 5, 21 and 22). The body of the pawl device 87 is pivoted on a stud 88 carried by the reciprocating frame 27. This has an elastic or spring portion 89 tending to hold the pawl device in the position shown in Fig. .21. The rear end of the pawl device. has oppositely faced teeth 90, 91. Between them is arranged a yielding or elastic projection 92. On the main setting arm 8 in the path of movement of the projection 92 is a cam member 93 having its opposite ends beveled as shown in The opposite faces of the set ting arm 8 adjacent this cam 98 having oppositely faced teeth 9e, and adapted to be engaged respectively by the teeth 90 and 91 of the pawl device. lVhen the pawl device moves to therear by reason of the pushing in of the-push key 75 and reciprocating frame 27 the elastic projection 92 engages the front end of the cam 93 and is forced to the left (as viewed in a plan view of the machine). This brings the teeth of the pawl device into engagement with one of the teeth 95 in the main setting arm. The pawl device will yield sutliciently to allow the continued inward or backward movement of the operating key or pawl device but will not allow forward or return movement until the projection 92 is disengaged from the rear of the cam 98. As soonas the projection is thus disengaged from the rear of the cam 93 the spring 89 will return the pawl device to its central position so that the projection 92 will stand in the rear of the cam 93. If the push key is. then released the action of the spring 79 will move the reciprocating frame '27 and the pawl tooth forwardly (to the right as viewed. in Fig. 21). The rear end of the cam 93 will then bedisengaged by the projection 92 and force the projection to the right (as viewed in plan view) thus tilting the pawl device so that the tooth 90 engages one of the teeth 9 1 on the main setting arm. It will thus "be seen that the pawl device and operating key are free to continue their forward motion but cannot be pushed inward until the forward motion is completed because of the inter-engagement of the tooth 90 with the teeth 9-1.
The regist ring mechanism is shown particularly in Figs. 2, 5, 6, 10 11, and 12. A segmental bevel gear 100 which is statioi'iary is engaged by the teeth of a bevel gear 101. This latter has a hub 102 which is rotatably mounted upon the sleeve 108 on the hollow shaft 11. A. star-wheel 101 carried by hub 102 is engaged by a roller 105 carried by a pair of arms 106 which are normally pressed by spring 101" so to hold the roller 10"? in one of the spaces etween the teeth of the star-wheel 10 1. This roller 105 and its arms 106 are adapted to yield as the star-wheel is rotated by reason of the lateral swinging of the main setting arm 8 and hollow shaft 11 but the tendency of the pressure of the roller 105 is to stop the rotation of the starwheel 10% and consequently to stop the swinging of the shaft 11 at one of the posi tions corresponding to one of the setting points on the cents setting scale. T he sleeve 103 has a cam groove 108 in which a pin 109 on the reciprocating frame 27 projects. The sleeve 108 is rotatable on the hollow shaft 11 but is prevented from rearward motion by the sleeve 110. ll hen the key 75 1s pressed. inward and carries with it the reciprocating frame as above mentioned, the pin 109 by reason of its engage-v ment .in the cam groove 108 causes rotation of the 103 through nearly a complete revoluthni. The cents registering drum 111 carried by a ratchet 112 which is rotatable on the hollow shaft 11 (see Fig. 6). Mounted on the sleeve 10% is a plate 113 which is connected to the web of the bevel gear 101 by means of spring 11 1. A spring pressed pawl 115, carried by the plate 113 engages i theteeth the ratchet 112. Normally the spring 111- tends to rotate the plate 113 relative to the gear 101 until the projection 116 on the plate 113 engages the stop 11? on the gear 101. The gear 101 as above mentioned rotates as the arm is moved from le t to right and vice versa and the position of the stop 11'? is therefore dependent upon the position of the arm 8. The
sleeve 103 has a flange 118 which has a shoulder 119 which rotates with the sleeve 103 as the key is pushed in and out. The spring 11 1 normally tends to rotate the plate so that a part of it for instance. the hub of the pawl presses against the stop 119. As the key '15 is pushed inward the sleeve 108 is rotated to the right as viewed from the front or clockwise. by rea son of the pin 109 in the cam groove 108 and the tension of the spring 11 will cause the plate 118 and the pawl 115 to follow around to the right until the projection 1.15 on the plate 113 engages the stop 11? carried by the gear 101. The amount of the rotation of the plate and its pawl 115 will therefore depend upon the angular position of the gear 101 and main setting arm 8. As the pawl rotates to the right it slips over the teeth of the ratchet 112 and when the key is released the pawl. returns and rotates the ratchet 112 and the cents setting drum 11-1 through'exactly the angle'thatthe displacement of the stop 117 permitted the plate 113 and the pawl 115 to rotate when the key was pushed inwardly. This then brings the proper number on the cents registering drum to the reading position which in this particular arrangement. is selected to be at the upper surface of the drum. The spring pawl engaging with the notch or ratchet like periphery of the registering drum 111 prevents the drum from being turned backwardly (see Figs. 11 111M112).
Any suitable form of counting mechanism such as 121 may be employed for keeping track of the total number of dollars registered. This is driven by the plate 122 by the operation of the knob 12 and intermediate mechanism. Normally the plate 122 is held stationary by aprojection or finger 123 carried by the reciprocating frame 27 engaging in a notch in plate 122 (see Fig. 10). The plate 122 carries a spring pressed pawl 12 1 engaging with the teeth of the ratchet 125. The latter is pinned or otherwise suitably secured to a gear 126 which meshes with a pinion 127" on the shaft of the counting mechanism. (in the rear end of the tube 10 previously referred to isa plate 128 which is connected by means of a spri'ng129 to the hub of the plate 122. The tension of this spring holds the nose 130 of the plate 128 against the projection 1'31 carried by the plate 122. The tube 10 has a flange at its front end carryinga pin 132 adapted to register with the recess 133 in the rear of the operating knob 12 when the knob has the zero on its dial uppermost. Vvhen the knob 12 is pushed in (see Fig. 5) the pin 132 engages the re cess 133 and. thereupon the rotation of the dial 12 will be communicated to thetube l0 and the plate 128 on its rear end. The plate will thereupon be rotated through an angle corresponding to the number of dollars" of the item to which the dollar setting dial is set. The pinion 23 at this time is in mesh with gear 22 which is yieldingly held in position by means of the spring pressed pawl 24. operating in conjunction with the notches 25 heretofore referred to. When the push key 7 5 is pushed inward and carries with it the reciprocating frame 27. the finger 123 is disengaged from the notch in the edge of the plate 122 and passes to the rear leavingthe plate 122 free to be rotated in a right hand direction as viewed from the front of the machine. In this rigl'it hand rotation caused by the tension of the spring 129 the pawl 12 1 rides over the backs or the ratchet teeth. 1251mm the rotation of the plat'e' 122 is stopped bythe engagement of the stop 13-1 with the nose 130011- the plate l28iwhich is the angular distance corresponding to the number of dollars of the item setup: WVhen the push key 7 5 is released the reciprocating frame 27 moves forward again and the finger 123 engages.
r-ides-over the back of' thetee'th -of theratcli'et" 13% cutint-he rea'r of plate*122-untilit comes opposite the notch in the-edge of the plate l 22 wliereupon it engages and lock'sthe plate. \Vhentheknob 12 and plate 122-are-rot-ated back'wardly as just mentioned, the pawl 12% being in engagement with theratchet 125ro tatesth'e ratchet and its attached gear 126 and the pinion 127 of the'counti ng mechanism through angles corresponding to the dollar iteniwhich has been-set up. it will be noted in this particular t'hatby reason of the interaction of the finger123'on the recipro eating frame 27 with the teeth 134' on -theback ofthe plate 122, the operation of the machine is completely locked until the knob 12 is turned backwardto its zero position and the registration set up has been co1npletedi Until this takesplace the" machinecannot be further operated; since when the frame- 27 is in this rearward positionit isinterlocked with the stationary notched segment 26 previously referred to;
When the cents registering drum-111 has been advanced to 95 the next registration will carryforward or transfer thenext item to the counting mechanism. Figs. 5, 6, 10 11 and 12 show the details 0f =this device. Beneath. the drum 111 and plate 122 is located the short shaft 135" suitably pivoted on the main setting arm 8.- At the rear end this shaft carries an upwardly projecting arm 136 which stands in the path of movement of the pin 137 whichprojects rearwardly from the drum 111. The front end of the shaft 135 carries a pawl arm formed in two parts 138 and 139 which are pivotally connected together. A spring 140' exerts a pressure upon the two partsof the arm in connection with the shaft 135 so as to hold the upper end of the part 139 which is hooked as shown in Fig. 10 in engagementwith the teeth of the pinion 126 previously referred to; When the registering drum 111 moves forward from the 95 registering position tothe zero positionnialzing a total of $1.00 on the cents registering mechanism the pin 137 strikes the arm, 1'36 and movesit to the right as viewed from the front of the machine so as to rock the shaft135and arm 138 and carry the pawl part 139 to' the right. This rotates the ratchet 125 and the sir spring finger 152 which is adapted the cam 155 (Fig. 16) w gear 125 secured thereto and the latter being in engagement with the pinion 127 moves the dollar counting dial forward one point. As soon as the pm 137 1s past the arm 136 the latter under the pullof spring dollar registeration occurs while the knob 12 is being turned back to the zero position of the dollar setting dial. As the carrying forward of the total of one dollar from the cents registration drum to the dollar regis' tration device occurs when the cents registration takes place there is no possibility of interference between the carrying forward operation and the regular operation of dollar registration from the operating knob.
The record. or detail strip 14-5 is of any ordinary or suitable character and in the form shown is'provided in a roll on the spool 146 and is wound on to the hub 1&7 traveling from left to right viewed from the front of the machine (see Fig. 1). The hub 147 is hollow and mounted upon the 'stat-ionary'spindle 1&8 (see Fig. 24). Secured to the hub is the ratchet 14-9 engaged by the spring pressed pawl 150. A vertically reciprocable member 151. (which also constitutes the printing platen for pressing the record strip against the type) carries a to engage the teeth" of the ratchet 149. A plate 153 has a portion cut away to provide a guiding and bearing surface for the end of the spring finger so that the member 151 rotates the ratchet 149 at about the middle of its downward stroke and the finger 152 is disengaged from the ratchet at the lower end-of the stroke. 0n. theupward motion of the member 151 and finger 152 the ratchet is held from'backward rotation by the pawl 150 and the finger152 is retr cted by the sliding engagement with the curved edge of the plate 158. The nienfiber 151 has a shoulder 15% at the lower end engaged by reby the member 151 is raised as will be pointed out, and is pressed downward by the spring 151 (see ig.
T he in 1 mounted upon the sleeve 156 which is rot ole in suitable hearings in the part 3 of the frame of the machine (see 14 and 15). in the particularforin shown. the cam is secured to the 157 of the time clock. The gear 158 rotatable with the cam and clock is in mesh with the segmental 159 which is secured on shaft 160 (see Fig. 13). This shaft .160 has an arm 161 connected by means of link 162 to the arm 163 on shaft 8 1 previously referred to (see Fig. 3). The crank 16 1- on the right of the machine is secured to this shaft 8-1; and is normally nearly horizontal as shown in Figs. 1 and 3 being inclined slightly downward toward the rear. It should be noted however that the particular position or angle or inclination of the crank is immaterial and the position is referred to simply for the sake of convenience of description. This crank 1.6 1 and the shaft 84f may be operated by any suitable driving means either manual or power but for convenience I have illustrated the crank 16th with a handle for the purpose of operating the shaft 8%.
In order to prevent errors and tampering with the machine I have provided means for necessitating the completion of the oscillation of the shaft 84 when once it has been started in either direction. This is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. Any suitable type of full stroke device may be used, but his mechanism forms no part of the present invention it will not be described in detail herein.
Normally the drawer 7 is closed and latched by the bolt 69 engaging with the latch 73 as before referred to. When the reciprocating frame 27 is pushed inward and raises the bolt 69 the latch 73 is released and the spring secured to shaft 84 exerts its press ire through the arm 83 and throws the drawer open at the same time raising the crank 16% and by means of the connection from the crank 163 link 162, crank 161, shaft 160, segmental gear 159 and pinion 15S rotates the cam 155 which lifts the platen member 151. As the cam rotates righthanded beyond the position shown in Fig 13 the shoulder 154: is disengaged and the member is pulled downward by the spring 151 and the record strip is thus fed for-- ward by the engagement of the finger 152 with the ratchet 149 which is secured to the winding hub. At the bottom of the stroke the printing takesplace as will be understood hereinafter. ll hei'i the crank 164k is pulled forward and downward it moves the arm 83 to the rear. This latter by its engagement with the roller 17 1 at the rear of the drawer closes the drawer and the same time releases the member 151 which 's raised by the rotation of the earn 155 sack to the position shown in Fig. 13 whicn. is its normal position.
G11 the left of the pillow block 72 previously referred to is located a bolt 180 which has a limited forward and backward movement in or on suitable guides and is normally drawn forwardly by a spring 181 (see Fig. The upright of the vertically iovable frame 71 on the pillow block is provided with a shoulder 182 adapted to engage the forward beveled end of the bolt 180 when the frame is raised by the action of the reciprocating frame 27. As the shoulder 182 passes above the belt 180 the bolt snaps tor-- ard ieneath the shoulder and thus prevents the frame from being; moved down under the impulse of the spring 183 (see Fig. 13). The r ar of the bolt 180 has a shoulder 184; or lip which projects to the left and is adapted to be engaged by the arm 83 when that .is moved rearwardly by the downward actioi'r ot the crank 164. As the arm 83 is moved to the rear the lip 18 is engaged by the arm and the bolt is retracted from beneath the shoulder 182 thus allowing the spring 183 and gravity to move the frame 71 downward. As the frame 71 moves down- "ard the bolt 69 engagesthe catch 73 onthe drawer and holds the drawer in its closed position. l hen the crank 16 1 is released the tension ot the spring 85 rotates the shaft 84 until the -m 83 strikes the roller 86. It will s seen that the drawer 7 acts as amov- Abutment for the arm 83. The bolt 69 serves to lock this movable abutment until the push key is operated.
Normally the platen member 151 rests with its shoulder 154- upon the tip of the ram 155 as shown in Fig. 13. When the drawer 7, constituting the movable abutment just mentioned, is released by the raising of the bolt 69 from the latch 73, the spring 85 turns the shaft 84: and the cam 155 throi oh the medium of the mechanism above ,descz cod. The cam thus rotates right-handed or clock-wise and the shoulder 154 of the p aten member 151 is disengaged .t'rornthe point of the cam. thendrons to cause the printinrr. and is thengradually raised as the cam continues to rotate. The cam has its greatest radius at about the point 190 (see Figs. and 16), which is somewhat greater than the radius of the can! at its tip directly beneath theshoulder 154. as shown in Fig. A spring pressed catch 191 is adapted to snap beneath. the shoulder 192 on the platen member 151 when the point 190 of the cam raises the platen member to its highest position. The lower end of the catch 191 has a projection 193 at its rear whose upper and lower faces are inclined shown in Fig. 13. An arm 194 carried by the rerticaily niovin r "Frame 71 has is front end beve ed to-coact with the faces of the projection 193. hen the frame 71 is moved upward upon inward travel. of the reciproratino frame??? the end of the arm 1% rides up the lower inclined face oi. the projection 193 and tilts the catch 191 until it comes above the-upper inclined taco oi the projection 193. at which time the nose of the catch 191 is tilted to snap beneath the shoulder 192 on the platen member whenthe platen member is raised to its highest position by the high point 190 of the cam 155 coming beneath the shoulder 154:. When the crank 164: is pulled forward and downward its first action is to oscillate the shaft 8-4; rightshanded as viewed in Fig. ;3 thus thrusting the rod 162 forward and. os- -c. illati.no .the .crank 1-61 and the shaft 160 left-handed as viewed in Fig. 3and righthaudcd as viewed in .Fig. 1? uintil therein is brought to the position shown dotted in Fig. 13 with (the tip of the cam beneath the shoulderilai on the :platemmember. Just at-the completion of the downward forward movement 01 the crank 16.4 and the rearward movement of the arm 83 ;the lip 1840f t-he1bolt189-isengaged bythe arm 83 and {the bolt is retracted (from the shoulder 182 onthe vertically moving frame 71 which is at that inst-ant forced downward by gnavity and spring 183. .The downward movement of the a-rm 19. 1,.by reason of the engagement of its torwa-nd beveledend with the projec- -tion' 1193 disengagesithe catch 191 from the shoulder ,and permits the platen 'n emher 15l-to he torceddownward bythe en- .sion of the spring 151 into 1;:13l16 pQS1tl0I1 shown in F 13-with the shoulder 154: resting on the tip of the cam.
.The frame 19 has a segment 290 with type faces on its upper surface forprinting on the record strip the zero, 5, 10, .15. etc. cents items and which are arranged in circumferential.position corresponding with the location of the figures on the cents setting scale. The frame20' has a similartype segment 201 withtypetaces alongitsupper surface otzero, 1, 2, etc, corresponding to the dollar setting dialfigures. The fame 21 has .a similar:type segment 20:2- a rying the type for printing the operators sy n bols inaline with thedolla-r andcents-figures. 1N car er the front of the machine than :the type segments just described are somewhat similar type segments -ca=rried by the same {frames but having type facing downward for printing on the checks. .The frame 19 earries a. type segment 203 with the cheeks cents printing type. The frame-QOcarrieS the segjgment 204: witlrthe check dollar printing type. The frame :21 carries the segment with the operators symbol checkprintlng type. These two sets oftype segments shown in front elevation Fig. 1 in plan n Fig. 2, and section in F 5. iVhile mechanism as previously described is provided with other alini ng mechanism I prefer alsoto provide additional means for insuringthe perfect alinement of the type printing; segments. For this purpose the segemeut-s 203 204i. and are notched alongtheir upper surta ces as shown in front View F 1 andplan View in Fig. 2 in a manner similarito the notches otthe near segment in F ig. 5 previouslyreferred to. ..bove these segments adjacent the pin'ntine position is located a spring pressed plunger 206 adapted to engage in the notches inthe upper surface of the type segments. The lower face .of the plunger is beveled toward ing in engagement with hub 14'? is hollow and the latter be- 7 the pinion 127 moves the dollar counting dial forward one point. As soon as the pin 137 is past the arm 136 the latter under the pull of spring 140 snapsback into its proper position ready for the carrying forward of the next dollar from the cents registering drum. lit-will be noted that the cents registeration' occurs while the reciprocating frame 27 is being thrown fOlTVel'd by the spring 79' after release of the push key and the dollar registeration occurs while the knob 12 is being turned back to the Zero position of the dollar setting dial. As the carrying forward of the total of one dollar from the cents registration drum'to the dollar registration device occurs when the cents regis tration takes place there'is no possibility of interference between the carrying forward operation and the regular operation of dollar registration from the operating knob. The recorder detail strip 145 is of any ordinary or suitable character and in the form shown is. provided in a roll on the spool 14:6 and is wound on to the hub A? travelingfrom left to rigl'it as viewed from the front of the machine (see Fig. 1). The and mounted upon the stationary spindle 1&8 (see Fig. 2%). Secured to the hub is the ratchet 1 4-9 engaged by the spring pressed pawl 150. A vertically reciprocable member 151 (which also constitutes the printing platen for pressing gear 126 secured thereto the record strip against the type) carries a spring finger 152 which is adapted to engage the teeth of the ratchet 149. A. plate 153 has a portion cut away to provide a guiding and bearing :nirface for the end of the spring finger 159, so that the member 151 rotates the .J'atchet 1&9 about the middle of its downward stroke and the finger is disengaged from the ratchet at the lower end of the stroke. On the upward motion of the member 151 and. finger 152 the ratchet is held from backward rotation by the pawl 150 and the finger 152 is retracted by the sliding engagement with the curved edge of the plate The" member 151 has a shoulder 15% at the lower end engaged b Y the cam 1J3 leis hereby the member 151 is raised a w ll be pointed out and is ring 1.5"
pressed down 1rd by the sp 1 (see Fig. 1).
The cam is mounted. upon the sleeve 156 which is rotatable in suitable hearings in the part of the frame of the machine (see Figs. and 15 In the particular form shown the cam'is secured to the case of the time clock. The gear 158 rotatable with the can: and clock is in mesh with the segmental gear 159 which is secured on shaft 160 (see Fig. 13). This shaft 160 has an arm 11 connected by means of link 162 to the arm 163 on shaft 8 1'previously referred to (see Fig. The crank 16-1 on the right of the machine is secured to this shaft 8d. and is normally nearly horizontal as shown in Figs. 1 and 3 being inclined slightly downward toward the rear. however that the particular position or angle or inclination of the crank is immaterial and the position is referred to simply for the sake of convenience of description. This crank 16%. and the shaft 84: may be operated by any suitable driving means either manual or power but for convenience I have illustrated the crank 164; with a handle for the purpose of operating the shaft 84.
In order to prevent errors and tampering with the machine I have provided means for necessitating the completion of the oscillation of the shaft 84 when once it has been started in either direction. This is illustrated in Figs. 1 and Any suitable type of full stroke device may be used, but as this mechanism forms no part of the present invention it will not be described in detail herein.
Normally the drawer 7 is closed and latched by the bolt 69 engaging with the latch 73 as before referred to. When the reciprocatingframe 2,7 is pushed inward and raises the bolt 69 the latch 73 is released and the spring secured to shaft ea exerts its pressure. through the arm 83 and throws the drawer open at the same time raising the crank 1641 and by means of the connection from the crank 163.. link 162, crank 161, shaft 160, segmental gear 159 and pinion 158 rotates the cam 155 which lifts the platen member 151. As the cam rotates righthanded'beyond the position shown in Figv l? the shoulder 15 i is disengaged and the member is pulled downward by the spring 151 and the record strip is thus fed for ward by the engagement of the finger 152 with the ratchet 149 which is secured to the winding hub. At the bottom of the stroke the printing. takes place as will be understood hereinafter. hen the crank 16 1 is pulled forward and downward again it moves the arm 88 to the rear. This latter by i engagement with the roller 17 1 at the rear of the drawer closes the drawer and at the same time releases the member 151 which is raised by the rotation of the cam 155 back to the position shown in Fig. 13 which is its normal position.
On the left of the pillow block 72 previously referred to is located a bolt 180 which has a limited forward and backward movement in or on suitable guides and is normally drawn forwardly by a spring 181 Fig. 3). The upright of the vertically movable frame 71 on the pillow block is provided with va shoulder 182 adapted to engage the forward. beveied end of the bolt 180 when'the frame is raised by the action of the reciprocating frame 27.. As the shoulder 182 It should be noted passes above the bolt 1.80 the bolt snaps for ward beneath the shoulder and thus prevents the frame from being moved down under the impulse of the spring 183 (see Fig. The rear of the bolt 180 has ashoulder 184 or lip which n'ojects to the left and. is adapted to be engaged by the arm 83 when that is moved rearwardly by the downwarr action of the crank 1.6 1. As the arm 83 is moved to the rear the lip 184: is engaged by the arm and the bolt is retracted from be neath the shoulder 182 thus allowing; the spring; 183 and gravity to move the frame 71 downward. As the frame 71 moves downward the bolt 69 engages the catch 73 on the drawer and. holds the drawer in its closed position. When the crank 16-1 is released the tension of the spring rotates the shaft 84. until the arm 83 strilresthe roller 86. It will thus be seen that the drawer 7 acts as amovable abutment for the arm 83. The bolt 69 serves to lock this movable abutment until the push key 7 5 is operated.
Normally the platen member 151 rests with its shoulder 154 upon the tip of the canr155 as shown in Fig. 13. hen the drawer 7, constituting the movable abutment aF-niust mentioned, released by the raising of the bolt 69 from the latch 78,. the spring 85 turns the shaft. 8+1. and the cam-155 through the medium of the mechanism above described. The cam thus rotates right-hand ed or clock-wise and the shoulder 154 ofthe platen member 151 is disengaged from the point of the cam. then drons to cause the printing, and is then gradually raised as the cam continues to rotate. The cam has its greatest radius at about the point 190 (see Figs. and 16). which is somewhat greater than the adius of the cam at its tip directly beneath. the shoulder 15% as shown in Fig. 13. r. spring pressed catch 191 is adapted to snap beneath the shoulder192 on the platen member 151 when the point .190 of the cam 155 raises the platen member: to its highest position. The lower end of the catch. 191 has a projection 193 at its rear whose upper and lower faces are inclined as shown in Fig. 13. An arm194 carried by the vertically moving frame 71 has its front end beveled to co-act with the faces of the projection 193. lVhen the frame 71 is moved upward upon inward travel of the reciprocatina frame 27 the end of the arm 194. rides up the lower inclined face of the projection. 1.93 and tilts the catch 191 until it comes above the upper inclined face. of the projection 193. at which time the nose of the catch 191 is tilted to snap beneath the shoulder 192 on the platen me1nher when the platen member is raisedto its highest position by the high; point 190 of the earn 155 coming beneath the shoulder 1541-. hen the crank 16% is pulled forward. and downwarditsifirst action isto. oscillate the shaft 841 right-handed as viewed in Fig.6 thus thrusting the rod 162 :t'orward and o. cillating the crank 161 and the shaft 160 left-hai'uiled as viewed in Fig. 3 'nd righthauded as viewed in Fig. 13 until the cam 155 is broi-ight to the position shown dotted in Fig. 13 with the tip of the cam beneath the shoulder 15 1 onvt'he platen member. Just at the completionof the downward forward movement of the cranlc 164 and the rearward movement of the arm 83 the lip 1840f the bolt 180 engaged by the arm 83 and the bolt is retracted from the shoulder 182 on the vertically moving frame: 7 1: whichis at that instant forced downwardby gravity and spring. 183. The downward movement ot the arm-19$,by reason of the engagement 0' its forwardl beveled end with the projection 193 disengages the catch 191 from. the shoulder 192 and permits the platen member 151-: to be forced: downward by the tension' of the spring 151 into the position shown in F 13 withthe shoulder 154 resting on the tip of the cam.
The frame 19 has a segment 200 with type faces on its upper surface for printing on the record strip thezero, 5 10, 15, etc, cents items and which are arranged in: a
circiun ferential position corresponding with the location. of the figures onthe cents setting scale: The frameQO. has a similar type segment 201 with type: faces along its upper surface of zero, 1,2, etc, corresponding to the dollar setting dial figures. The. frame 21- has a similartypesegment 2.02 carrying the type for printing the operators syin bols in line-with the: dollar and centsfi'gures. Nearer the front of the machine than the type seginentsjnst described are somewhat similar type segments carried by the same frames but having type facing downward for printing; on thechecks. The frame- 19 car'- ries a type segment 203 with the checks cents printing type. The frame 20 carries the ioinent 204 with the check dollar prii'iting e. The frame 21 carries the segment with the operator's symbol check printing: type. Thesetwo sets of type segments are shown-in front Qlefifl on Fig. l in plan View in Fig. 2, and. sectionin Fig. 5. lVhile previously described is the mechanismas provided withot-heralining mesh-an prefer also to provide additional mean insuring the perfect alineinent of the type printing segments. For this purpose the segreinents 203, 20 1, and 20 are notched along their upper Sfiil fflfQS as shown i 11: front view l ig. l. and plan view in Fig. 2 in a manner similar to the notches of the 'ear segment 22 inl i g'. 5 previously referred to. Above these segments adjacent the printing position is located aspring pressed plunger 206 adapted to engage in the notches in the upper surface of the type segments. The lower face-of the. plunger is-beveled toward passes over the faces of the type segments 200, 201, 202 around the guide roller 213 at the rear, under the edge of the plate 21 1 and forward beneath the faces of the type on the segments 203, 204 205 to the spool on shaft 211. The shafts 210 and 211 have ratchets 215, 216 respectively with teeth facing in opposite direction, for instance, (see Fig. 8)., An arm 217 pivoted at 218 carries two yieldingpawls 219 and 220 adapted to cooperate respectively with the ratchets 215and 216. -On1the end of shaft 160 oppo- 'site the oscillating segment 159 is another 'oscillatlng segment 221. The pawl arm 217 is held in the positionshown in Figs. 5 and 8 against the stop 222 by the spring 223. This pawl arm has a shoulder 224 adapted to be engaged by the nose 225 on the oscillating segment 221 when the latter is thrown into the position shown in Fig. 8 by the release of the drawer and the upward and "backward movement of the operating crank 16 1. 'This oscillates thejpawl arm 21? on .itspivot 218 in aloft-handed direction so that the pawl 220 rotates the ratchet 216 and .thus winds up the ribbon on the lower forward spool shaft 211. When the operating crank 164 is pulled forward. and downward and the oscillating segment 221 is moved from theposition of Fig. 8-bacl: to the position of F ig. 5 the pawl arm projection is released and the sprlng 223 pulls it o pawl 7 arm back against the stop 222, the pawl 220 yielding over the backs of the ratchet teeth 216. The pawl arm 21'? carries a reversing member having two arms 226 and 227 adapted to be engaged by the ribbon on the winding spools when one or the other spool, as [the case maybe, becomes filled.
The pawl devices and reversing devices are pivotally mounted on the pin 228 (see Figs. 5 and The tongue 229 on the pawl arm projects into a slot onthe reversing; device so that the pawl and reversing devices are virtually secured together and have a common pivotal support on the arm 217. The pawl arm 21'? carries a catch'231 with two notches adapted to be engaged by the tooth 232 on the reversing device. The catch 231 is pressed forward by a spring When the lower ribbon spool becomes filled the pressure of the ribbon aga nstthe reversing arm 227 tilts the reversing device until the the upper ribbon spool on shaft 210. The
tongue 229 projects sufficiently to serve as a handle to effect the reverse movement, should such become necessary.
In order to provide a positive identifi cation for the purpose of comparison between the checks and record strip I printon the successive checks consecutive ni'unbers and adjacent each. item on the record strip 1 print the corresponding consecutive numbers ofthe same items. This is accomplished by means of two sets of counter wheels of suitable constructiom hav printing type upon their faces instead the ordinary visual display figures. These are shown particularly in 1 1. The printing wheels 23-5 are mounted on the shaft 236 which has a spring pressed arm 23? (Figs. Band 1 1 which is oscillated by the projection 238 on the shaft 160 attached near the left-hand end thereof. On the shaft 236 or secured to the units wheel is a bevel gear 239 meshing with the lower f cc of the double faced-miter gear 240 whose upper face meshes with the gear 241 on the shaft of the printing wheels 2412.
checks and the wheels 2412 print upon the lower ace of the record strip. The two set of wheels being geared together, rotate together and exactly the same numbers are printed upon the checks and upon the record strip. The part 2%3 of the platen 151 forces the record strip against the ribbon on type segments 200 201, and 202 and numbering whee-ls 2412 for printing.
Figs. 5. 8, 13. 1 1 and 15 show the construction and arrangement of the dating; and time printing mechanism while Fig. 17 shows the card or check 250 as it is printed on the bottom, the item being printed upon the upper surface. series of printing); wheels and segments are arlanged on a common axis as shown in Figs. a: d 15. lVheel 251 carries the type face for printing the numbers of the days of themonths as shown at 251 in Fig. 17. The segment 252 prints the words Day of month with pointer as shown v The erzment 2: 3 prints an lllClQX or pewter 253 monthsv inutes and wheel 257 prints a scale of hours a. m. and
p. mv as at 257 in Fig. 17. The pinion 260 hollow shaft 261 is driren by the os segment )rci iously rei'crrodto which is in turn operated through the instrumcntality oi? the m'oveinentot the arm 83 and shaft 84 and the link connection 162. The printing wheel, 25 1 is secured to shaft 261 and rotates with it. The segment 253 is adjustably clamped to the shaft 261 in any suitable manner so that its angular posi- 'tion relative to the printing wheel 25 1 may be varied to bring: its printing pointer opposite the proper month on the months scale. This s set every month by hand. The printing segment 252 is securely clamped in any suitable manner upon the shaft and prints the words Day of month and the pointer shown at 252 always in the same angular position so that l i i 1 it will come in the center oi the check. lhe
day printing wheel 251 is secured upon the sleeve which is rotatably mounted in a part of the frame 8 and has a dial 263 at the left-hand side, which dial. carries numbers corresponding to the numbers of the days ot the months on the type wheel as shown. in Fig. 12. A spider-like spring 26% presses against the dial 263 and the pinion 260 so as to :trictionally hold the dial 263 and theprinting wheel 251 in position. A stationary pointer 265 corresponds to the location of the pointer on the segment when in its printing position. in order to set the dial 263 which is rotated in any suitable manner so that the number on the dial corresponding to the day of the month comes opposite the pointer 265. When thu arranged the corresponding number on the printing wheel 251 will. be adyacent the pointer on the segment 252. This adpistment is effected when the drawer is closed and the parts'of the mechanism are in their normal position.
Any suitable form of clock or timepiece is suitably mounted in the case 157. Preferably this clock is of the so called 24L hour type in which the hour shaft rotates once in each 2-4.- hours The minute shaft 267 of the clock serves centering and. alining device for the time printing wheels and also carries the minutepointen printing segment The hour shaft 268 is a hollow shaft as is customary inc/lock mechanism and carries the hour pointer printing ment The hour number printing wheel 257 is carried bythe sleeve 156 which is secured tothe case of the clock. When the two pinions 158 and 260 are rotated simultaneously by their respective segmental gears 159 and 221 previously describerh the printing wheels and segments and the time clock rotate together. The hour and minute index printing segments are rotated by the clock relative to the minute 'and hour printing wheels so that the time of printing oi each item is accurately recorded on the check. e The type wheels and se ments just de scribed are inked in suitable manner, for instance by means 01 an inking roller 270 (see Figs. 5 and 9) carried by apiroted spring arm or frame 271. A suitableyie-ldin roller 272 rotatably mounted in'the frame of the machine made for instance, of a yielding material so as to press yieldingly againstthe 5.66 oi the printing wheels and segments and to constitute in conjunction therewith means for moving the check forwardly into a position to receive the imprint of theiten'i and other characters as will be understoor hereinafter. i
The platen 275 for forcing the check up against the printing ribbonlto receive the imprint of the item and other type is carried by two posts orplungers such as 276 secured to the platen in anysuitable manner as for instance, in the recesses 277, 277 (see Fig. 4). These plungers276 are pressed downwardly by suitable means as for instance, spring such as 278 (see Fig.5) and held away from the printing ribbon. A suitable printing plate 214 (Fig. 5) may be secured to the under side of the web 273 (Fig. 14')-'to print advertisements upon the face of the check if desired. The narrow end 279 of the platen extends immediately beneath the'itemfprinting segments 203, 204-1, 205 previously described. The broadpart of the platen 275 extends rearwardly beneaththe web 27 3 for pressing the check against the bottom of the advertisement printing plate and the con secutiye numbering printing wheels'previously described. The plate 280 is beneath the platen 275 when the mechanism is inits normal position. The cam 281 on the shaft 160 is adapted to press against the plate 280 and the latter inturn littsthe platen 27 5 and forces it upward'so as to print the upper face of the check. This cam 281issecured in such an angular position upon the'shaft 160 that it presses against theplate 280'and raises platen 275 at the very last part 'of'the oscillation of the shaft84 and after the feeding forward of the checkhas been completedso that the'checlris in its proper positionon top of t'l1eplaten275.
The checks such as "250 are supplied in a magazine or chute 285"(se'eFigs'. 19; 23, 25 and26). The lower edges of the magazine are turned inwardly or flangedat 286 so; as
291m Fig. andthe'otherfend secured to a spring winding drum 292 of any suitable character. In thls way a substantially uniform pressure is maintained to hold the checks down in the magazine. The checks as of a suitable anti-friction device which preferably consists of a series of balls such as 297 held in spaced relation by means of a perforated plate 298 through which the lower surfaces. of the balls project. The engaging edge of the feed member is formed by the lip 299 which is a part of a spring device 300 secured to the lower part'of the plate 295. In the rear end of this engaging member is a slot opening 301 in which a conical part 302 of a screw engages. By adjusting the screw in or out the conical surface by this engagement with the opening 301 will lower or raise the engaging lip 299 as the case may be in order to make it project above the plate 295 so as to correspond with the thickness of the check employed. A rack 30 1 pivotally secured to the feed plate 295' by means of the screw 305 engages the teeth of the pinion 260 when the parts are in their feedingrelation, the rack being held yieldingly-in en-vv gagement with the pinion by means of a spring 306. Normally the position of the check feed device is as shown in Fig. 5. When the movement of the reciprocating frame 27 releases the arm 83 as previously described and the segment 221 is oscillated, the check feeding device is moved to the rear until the bottom check of the stack is engaged at its rear edge by the feed lip 299. When the arm 83 is moved to the rear again by means of the operation of the crank 164 the feed device moves forward and carries the check 250 between the roller 272 and the time printing wheels. The continued rearward motion of the arm 83 rotating the time printing wheels moves the check forwardly onto the platen 275.
After the operation of the platen 27 5 the check is dischargedby a kicker 307. This kicker has its upper end slotted as shown in Fig. 20 so as to have a limited up and down movement'on the screw or pivot bearing 308 and is under tension to be moved forward by means of the spring 223 previously referred to. The lower end of the'kicker is provided with one or more teeth or other suitably formed engaging means such as 309. This kicker has a projection 310 at the left which is in the path of movement of the two; pronged dog 311 pivotally carried by the oscillating segment 221. The dog is'under the impulse of the spring 312 which presses it against stop 313 onthe oscillating segment 211. When the segment is rotated right-handed as just above mentioned the The body consists of the plate 295,
.movement of the cam 281. tions there can be no movement of the platen upper prong of the dog snaps by the projection 310. When the segment is oscillated backward the dog engages the projection 310 on the kicker 307 and moves the latter to the position shown dotted in Fig. 8. The check is in the meantime being fed forward by the roller 272 and the time printing wheels and when the dog 311 snaps to the left past the projection 310 the kicker by reason of its engagement with the upper surface of the check is held in the rearward position until the check is released from the pressure of the platen which has in the meantime come into operation. When the platen 275 releases its pressure on the check the kicker is drawn forwardly by the tension of the spring 223 and the check is thus ejected from the machine. The check is guided between the parts of the frame 3, 3 so as to insure its being properly printed and delivered from the machine.
I have also provided mechanism by means of. which the check feeding device may be thrown out of operation when desired. A reciprocating member 315 (Figs. 5 and S) suitably guided in theframe of the machine has a handle portion 316 suitable for manual engagement by means of which the member 315 may be reciprocated. The rack 30 1 has a cam projection 317 adapted to be engaged the cam to be transmitted to the platen 27 hen the member 315 is in the position shown in Fig. 5 the check feeding and printing deviceis in the operative position but when the member 315 is drawn forward into the position shown in F ig. 8 the rack and the check feed plate are thrown out of op eration, the inking roller 270 is retracted and the plate280 is withdrawn from the path of In these posi- 275 or ofthe feed device and the printing wheels 'snnplyrotate. idly back and forth. \Vith the parts 1n the positionshow] 1. in F 1g.
.8 in order to throw the check feeding and printing devices agaln into operation. the
member 315 should be pushed to the rear when the drawer is opened otherwise a false timing relation would be established. I
prefer however to disengage and engage the feed while the drawer is closed.
Any suitable form of stop device may be employed as is customary to prevent the.
length of the slot in the case 6 (see Fig.
The transaction type Wheel 370 (Fig. 5) adjusted and. the drawer releasing shaft 336 and cam 3&5 (Fig. 13) are operated by means not shown in this application. For a description thereof and of parts not numbered, reference may be hadto the patent hereinbefore referred to which discloses the invention herein claimed.
I claim:
1. The combination of a printing frame, means for setting said frame. a check supply. magazine,, means for individually feeding checks to printing position independently of the movement of the printing frame and a platen for coacting with said printingframe.
2. In a machine of the character described, the combination of a printing frame,1neans for setting said frame, a check supply magazine, means for individually feeding checks to printing position independel'ltly of the movement of the printing frame, a platen for coacting with said printing frame and means for rendering the check feed inoperative.
3. In a machine of the character described, the combination of printing.mechanism including a movable platen, a check supply magazine having its lower end substantially in line with the printing position, means for feeding checks individually from the l'lOll'. tom of the magazine directly to the printing position by a single operation of the machine and means for operating the platen.
4. In a machine of the character described, the combination of a movable printing device having type face, manipulative means for adjusting said device, a platen, means for operating the platen when the printing device is stationary a check supply magazine and means for individually feeding checks from said magazine to printing position between said'device and said platen independently of any movement involving an adjustment of said printing device.
5. In a machine of the characterdescribed, the combination of a movable printing device having type face, a platen, means for operating the platen When the printing device is stationary, a check supply magazine, means for individually feeding checks directly from said magazine to printing position between said device and said platen and means for discharging the checks.
6. In a machine of the characterdescribed, the combination of movable type carrying frames adjustable to amounts, a movable platen cooperating there;-
With, and means for feeding. individual checks to printing position between said frames; and platen When said frames are stationary.
7. In a machine of the character described, the combination ofza movable platen, a check sa '51 ma aziliec a check feecli11m1m'eans' set up different provided to give a starting movement to an individual check in the supply magazine and feed same to printing position during a single operation of the machine and means for operating the platen.
S. In a machine of the character described, the combination of a movable platen, acheck feeding means provided to give a starting movement to an. individual check, rotary feeding means adapted to receive said check and feed same to printing position, means for operating the platen and means for discharging the check.
9; In a machine of the character described, the combination of a check supply magazine,
a roller feed device, a slide for carrying individual checks from the magazine to the roller feed device, printing type, means for setting said type, and a platen-cooperating With said type.
10. In a machine of the character described, the combination of a check supply magazine, a roller feed device, a slide for carrying individual checks from the magazine to the roller feed device, printing type,
meansfor setting said type, and a platen covice, means for feeding individual checks from the magazine to the printing position and. means for throwing said feeding and printing mechanism out of operation.
13.1n a machine of the character de' scribed, the combination of a checkumagazine, a printing Wheehmeans forv feeding individual checksfrom the magazine to the printing Wheel-andmeans for rotating the printing wheel and check thereby.
14.111 a machine. of the character de scribed, the combination ofa check'magm zine, a printingzwheel, means for feeding individual .checksfrom the magazine to the printing 11661,. means for rotating the printing. wheel and advancing; an individual andv means for discharg ng a.
check thereby check.
5- ni l m n of the char cter (le scribed;thercombination of a rotary printing device adaptedto-pr nt omens sidewof a check, a type frame transversely movable to i device. andaadeptedite print :on, the. 913-:
advancing an individual posite side of said check and means for feeding said check to printing position.
16. In a machine of the character described, the combination of a rotary check feeding device adapted to move a check forward, a type frame movable transversely to the direction of feed of said feeding device and adapted to print upon a check and means for contacting said type frame and a check whereby the latter may be printed upon.
17. In a machine of the character described, the combination with the check supply magazine of a check feeding and printing mechanism including, a printing wheel, printing type and a relatively movable platcn and an inking roller for the printing Wheel and means for throwing the feeding, inking and printing mechanism out of action.
18. In combination, a type carrier having oppositely facing type, platens for engaging said type, said platens and type carrier being relatively laterally movable for adjusting said type in relation to said platens, and means for moving said platens towards said type carrier for printing.
WILLIAM D. McCOY.
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