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H. KAUFMANN PRINTER CARRIAGE CONTROL FOR CASH` REGISTERS Dec. 11, 1934.
4 Sheets-Sheet l Filed April 6, 1932 Herbert Kaufmann His dumme* Dec. 11,' 1934.
H. KAUFMANN PRINTER CARRIAGE CONTROL FOR CASH REGIS'IERS 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 6, 1952 m w m M Y m d M wm m me .w m. .n M H l H n M H Nm m, Nm A/ m. H. m5 I A N5 RR m .m
Dec. 11, 1934. H; KAUFMANN 1,983,698
I Y I PRINTER CARRIAGE CONTROL FOR CASH REGISTERS Filed April'G, 1932 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 B Herbert Kaufmann His dumm,
Dec. 11, 1934. H. KAUFMANN 1,983,598
PRINTER CARRIAGE CONTROL FOR CASH REGISTES Filed April 6, 1932 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 FIG. 9 f
Herbert Kaufmann MMI His dttoaneq Patented Dec. 11, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PRINTER CARRIAGE CONTROL FOR CASH REGISTERS Herbert Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland,
to The National Cash Register Company,
assignor Day- :zol claims.
This invention relates to improvements in printing mechanism of the type shown and described in letters patent of the United States, granted to 1?. M. Shipley, Nos. 1,747,397 and 1,761,542, dated February 18, 1930 and June'3, 1930, respectively; and particularly to the carriage mechanism and the control of same to effect or not, as desired, a step by step shifting of the same to select the next blank line or lines upon which printing is to be done.
The object of the present invention is to provide mechanism to control a carriage of the type shown and described in the above mentioned Shipley patents so that after the first blank line of the printing medium has been selected by the depression of one of the line selecting keys of the carriage, for any desired number of subsequent operations of the machine, the entire carriage may be shifted automatically step by step toward, its normal position whereby print- 'ing may be effected in successive lines on the printing medium carried'by said carriage.
Another object of this invention is to provide mechanism whereby the operator may predetermine whether or not the above mentioned carriage shifting mechanism shall be effective.
Another object of. the present invention is to provide a device whereby the carriage may be released to be returned to its normal position at the will of the operator even though the automatic shifting mechanism is in its effective position.
With these and incidental objects in view, the invention includes certain novel features of construction and combinations vof parts, the essential elements of which are set forth in appended claims and a preferred form or embodiment of which is hereinafter described with reference to the drawings which accompany and form a part of this specification.
Of said drawings:
Fig. 1 is a combined front and sectional view of the carriage for carrying record material to be printed upon,- the section being taken on line 1-1 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 2 is a top plan of the carriage.
Fig; 3 is a front view, partly in section, showing how the carriage is supported, and a portion of the line selecting keys and the stop mechanism.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view on line 4-4 of Fig. 1, and also shows, the card and book guides. Y
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view through the line selector keyboard, showing the detent shown and described in (ol. ilu- 93) which maintains an operated key depressed, and. also a portion of the means for shifting said detent to release the depressed key.
Fig. 6 is a detail view of the means for operating the key detent to release the depressed 5 keys.
Fig. 7 is an enlarged end view of the mechanism for enabling and disabling the automatic spacing mechanism for the carriage. This View also shows the automatic spacing mechanism.
Fig. 8 is an enlarged front View of the mecha-V nism of Fig. 7.
Fig. 9 is a facsimile of a fragment of a card adapted to be printed upon.
General description The present invention, described in general terms, involves mechanism for automatically line-spacing the record material carriages of 'accounting and posting machines of the type the above mentioned Shipley Patents Nos. 1,747,397 and 1,761,542.
Such machines are at present extensively used in hotels to post the accounts of the guests and also in banking institutions to post depositors accounts.
' To give a general idea of how the machine is used at present, a brief explanation of an operation of the machine when posting a depositors account in a banking institution will be given.
In making a complete posting of such accounts the ledger card and book are used. However, in the present case we have illustrated only a ledger card, it being thought that it is sufficient to show how the printing appears when the carriage is shifted automatically step by step onf-the entry of several successive amounts of the same account.
The teller first takes the depositors ledger card from the filing box and sets up the ledger number and the old balance according to the records on the card. This is accomplished by depressing the respective ledger number and amount keys shown in the above mentioned Shipley patents. Upon operation of the machine the old balance is entered in a computing device as well as in a totalizer adapted to receive the old balances. The same is printed upon the detail strip, the ledger card and the pass book. According to whether an amount is deposited or F Withdrawn, the deposit or Withdrawal key, respectively, allotted to the particular teller operating the machine is depressed after the amount is setup on the keyboard and the machine op-A erated whereby the amount of such deposit is added to the old balance. a withdrawal the same is old balance.
After placing the card and book in the machine the operator selects the first blank line on the card by depressing one of the line selecting keys and moving the record material carriage `to the right until it comes to a stop, which of course is controlled by the number of the key depressed. The cards have lines on them which are numbered Ain accordance with the numbers on the line selecting keys. Y
After the deposit has been entered or a with- Should the amount be subtracted from the drawal subtracted from the old balance the teller e operates the total-taking lever to put the machine in a condition to print the new balance. During this operation the new balance is printed upon the ledger card and depositors pass book and the computing device is cleared during such operation. Y
In addition to theold balance, the deposit or Withdrawal, the new balance and the ledger number, the date of the transaction is also printed by the machine illustrated in the above mentioned Shipley patents.
In such machines, however, the carriage remains in that position to which it has been moved by the operator upon the depression of the desired line selecting key until the new balance has been printed.
It may,v however, be very desirable to list several deposits of one depositor on successive lines, for instance, currency, check and gold; or it may be desirable to list each of the checks being deposited on a separate line. 4 v
With the types of machines shown in the Shipley patents it would be necessary, to accomplish such printing, for the operator to depress a line selecting key for the entry of each one 'of such deposits, which of course requires a great deal of time and is somewhat of an annoyance t'o the operator as it slows up his work considerably and also keeps the depositor standing an undue length of time at the window. To avoid all of this time-wasting manipulation, which is also very inconvenient for the user, a novel mechanism has been provided in the instant case, which eiects an automatic shift of the carriage one step or one line at the end of each operation of the machine, so that the next imprint is effected on the following line of the card or book, respectively.
Provision is also made whereby such mechanism may be disabled through the manipulation of a conveniently located device, at `the will of the operator. Such device is adapted to beset into its eective position, whereby the automatic line spacing takes place, or its ineffective position whereby the automatic line-spacing is wholly disabled.
The machine is also equipped with'another device which, when the automatic line spacing mechanism is eiective, momentarily disables such line spacing mechanism. This is accomplished by merely depressing a lever in the front of the machine and holding the same depressed.
In this instance, however, it is necessary for the operator to maintain such lever in depressed position to render the line-spacing mechanism ineffective. In other words, immediately upon the release of said lever by the operator the automatic line-spacing mechanism immediately becomes effective for the subsequent operation of the machine.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION Carriage mechanism in general The carriage includes a plate or table 30 (Figs.
1 to 4) secured to a U-shaped frame 31 having' four rollers 32 running on a rail 33 fastened to a base 34. To prevent the carriage from tipping over and to retain-it in a constant level position one side of the U-shaped frame 31 carries a pair of rollers 35 (Figs. 3 and 4) which engage the rail 33 along the underside thereof.
To guide a ledger card 40, Fig. 9 (shown in dot and dash lines in Fig. 4) and a pass book 41 (shown only in dot and dash lines in Fig. 4) the carriage is provided with the usual guiding means. The book guide 42 (Figs. 2 and 4) is secured to the table 30 and has inwardly bent anges 43. To guide the ledger card 40, a pair of flanges 44 are provided, which flanges are integral with the flanges 43 of the guide 42` As is usual, the front end of both guides 44 are flared to facilitiate the insertion of the card 40.
Normally, the rst blank line on the ledger card, as well as of the pass book, is printed upon. To easily set the card and book so that the printing will fall in the right place, a keyboard consisting of 26 keys 50 (Figs. 1 to 4) is arranged directly on the lefthand side of the table 30. The number of keys`50 corresponds to the number of lines which are on the card and pass book, which number may be varied as the occasion demands.
After the key 50 appropriate to the line on which it is desired to print has been depressed, the carriage is moved bodily by hand to the right until the lower end of the depressed key comes into contact with a stop.
When a key 50 is depressed to select any one of the lines on the card, it is held in depressed position by a detent 51 (Fig. 3) of the type shown and described in the above mentioned Shipley patents. 'Ihis detent is normally drawn to the right by a spring 52.
The above mentioned stop with which the depressed key is adapted to contact to stop the carriage in the proper position includes a pair of hinged plates 53 and 54, pivotally supported by anges 55 (only one of whichds shown) extending upwardly from a slidable bar 56. Each plate 53-and 54 has a stud 57 connected by a spring 58. This spring 58 tendsv to rock the plate 53 counter-clockwise and the plate-54 clockwise. The movements of these plates are limited by a pair of studs 59 (only one of which is shown) secured to the slidable bar 56.
In Fig. 3 the carriage 30 is shown in its righthand position. Assuming that one of the keys 50 is depressed, the operator manually moves the carriage toward the left whereupon the lower end of the depressed key strikes the plate 54, rocking the same counter-clockwise until said lower end of the depressed key strikes the plate 53, whereupon the carriage is stopped. Upon the contact by the key with the plate 53, the plate 54 then snaps upwardly under the action of the spring 58, thus locking the key between the two plates, which consequently locks the carriage in the position to which it has been set.
In Figs. 1 and 2 .the carriage 30 is shown in position to print on line 11 of the card and Key release .As is fully explained in the above mentioned Shipley patents after the taking of the new balance the detent 51 is moved toward the left (Fig. 3) thus releasing the depressed key whereupon a heavy spring 60 restores the carriage to its normal lefthand position- Upon the taking of the new balance in the machines of the type with which the present in^ vention is usedit4 is well known that such machines make two cycles of movement during such balancing operations. It is also well known that the printer shaft, shown at 61 (Figs. 1 and 2) herein is idle during the first of such cycles of movement, but receives one counter-clockwise rotation during the second cycle thereof.
It is through the medium of this shaft 61 that the depressed line selecting key is released. Such mechanism will be but briey described herein. For a more detailed description and illustration reference may be had to the previously mentioned Shipley patents.
Cooperating with the key detent 51 (Figs. 3 and 5) is a release bar 62 (Figs. 2 and 6) mounted by means of angular slots 63 on studs 64 car-` ried by lugs 65 depending from the carriage frame. 62 is a pin 66 carried bylone arm of a bell crank 67 secured to a short shaft 68 (Figs. 1, 2 and 6) mounted in a bearing 69 supported on a lug 70 of the base 34.
Also securedr.to the shaft 68 is ancarm80 (Figs. 1 and 2) forked to embrace a stud 81 of an arm 82 slidably and pivotally mounted on a shaft 83 supported by the printer front frame 84 and a bracket 85 carried thereby (Figs. 2 and 7). The arm 82 is connected by a bail 86 to an arm 87 also freely mounted on the shaft 83. A spring 88 maintains the parts normally in the positions shown in Fig. 1.
The printer shaft 61 has secured thereto an arm, 89 (Fig. 1) in the path of the arm 87. Therefore, the arm 89 upon the counter-clockwise movement of the shaft 61 rocks the arms 87 and 82 clockwise; and the stud 81 rocks the arm 80, shaft 68 and Abell crank 67 counter-- clockwise, whereupon the pin 66 (Fig. 6) raises the bar 62. Due to the angular slots 63, the bar 62 also moves to the left and shifts the detent 51 far enough to release the depressed and latched key 50. When the arm 89. passes off the arm 87, the spring 88 lowers the pin 66 and the spring 52 restores the detent 51 and bar 62 to normal positions. The spring 88 also returns the arms 80, 82 and 87 to normal positions.
Attention is called to the fact that in the Shipley structures previously referred to, the line selecting key 50 is not released during adding or any single cycle operation since during such operations the arm 87 is out of the path of thearm' 89 on the printer shaft as is fully set forth in the patents mentioned above.
Contacting the under side ofthe bar Shock 'absorber When the carriage is moved, either by hand or by the spring'60 to any of its selected positions or to its normal position, respectively, there will be a certain amount of shock when the carriage comes to a sudden stop. Therefore, means is provided for absorbing this blow so as to prevent any damage to the mechanism.
The previously mentioned bar 56 (Fig. 3) is slidably mounted on studs 90 carried by the rail 33. The right end of the bar 56 is formed with y a downwardly projecting flange 91 to guide and v support a screw stud 92 screwed into a bracket 93 securedto the rail 33. A pair of lock nuts 94 holds the screw stud 92 in any position to which it is adjusted. A compression spring 95- is located between a washer 96 and the head of the screw stud 92, and another compression spring 97 surrounds the screw stud 92 between a washer 98 and a collar 99 pinned to the stud.
When the table 30 is moved to the left rapidly,
by the operator when adjusting the same to select a particular line and the key 50 strikes the plate 53 the shock of such stop will be absorbed by the spring 97. When the carriage is moved to the'left by the spring 60, a pin 100, carried by the table 30 contacts the right end of the flange 55 to stop the carriage in its normal position. At this time the shock is also absorbed by the spring 97.
When the carriage is moved to the right and the depressed key stops against the plate 54, then the shock of stopping the carriage is absorbed by the spring 95.
. Printn( mechanism Automatic line-spacing mechanism As has been previously stated at the outset of this specication, it may be desirable to enter the'several items of a single transaction in lieu of the sum thereof as a single item. For example, when the machine is being used in a banking institution, several separate debits of a single transaction may be entered one after the other, such as illustrated in Fig. 9.
Therefore, in order to do away with the former necessity of manipulating `the keyboard by the depression of one 'of the line selecting keys 50 for the entry of each of such items the present invention provides mechanism for automati-u cally tabulating or shifting the lcarriage one line at the end of each item entry operation of the machine so that the next imprint is effected on the following line of the card or the book, respectively, or both, as is desirable.
The mechanism for accomplishing such results will now be described in detail.
Pivotally mounted on a stud (Figs. 7 and 8) carried by a mac ine side frame 111, is a lever 112 having a handle 113-.projecting through the machine casing 114 shown in dot and dash lines. \Slidably mounted on the stud 110 and a stud 115 carried by the lever 112 is a slide 116 having its left end bifurcated to cooperate with a stud 117 carried by the frame 111. A spring 118 connected to the stud 117 and a pin at the righthand end of the slide 116 holds the slide 116 and lever. 112 in the position shown in Fig. 7 when the lever 113 has been moved to that position, or it will hold the lever 112 in a position whereby the lower fork of the lever 116 is contacting the stud 117 when the operator lowers the lever 113 for the purpose to be later described.
Pivoted to the lever 112 (Figs. 7 and 8) is a link 123 guided by a stud 124 carried by the frame 111. Pvoted to an ear on the lower end of the link 123 is another link 125, which in turn is connected to a lever 126 pivotally supported on a. shaft 127 carried b y a printer back frame 128 and the bracket 85. The lever 126 carries a pin 131 contacted by a pin 132 of a lever 133 pivoted on a stud 134 carried by a lug of the printer back frame 128. The pin 132 is held in contact with the pin 131 by a spring 135. The lower end of the lever 133 has a hole into which projects a pin 136 projecting at right angles from a shaft 137 supported by the frame 128 and bracket 85.
Also secured tothe shaft 137 is an arm 138 (Figs. 1, 2, 7 and 8) projecting between lugs 139 on the previouslyy described bail 86 which connects the arms 82 and 87 pivoted on the shaft 83.
When the handle 113 is held in the position shown in Fig. 7, by the slide 116 and spring 118, the train of mechanism including the parts 123, 125, 126, 131, 132, 133, 136, 137, '138, and 139, just described, holds the bail 86 in the position shown in Fig. 2 so that the arm 87 is in the path of the arm 89 on the printer shaft 61. Therefore, the arm 87 and) train of mechanism including the previouslydescribed parts 82, 81, 80, (Fig. 2) 68, 66, 62 and 51 (Figs. 5 and 6) will be operated during each item entry operation. During the first of ations the depressed line selecting key 50 will be released and the carriage cally spaced one step by means to be later described, so that on the subsequent item entry operation the item will be printed on the next line.
The carriage is thereafter shifted one space upon the entry of each subsequent item but there will be no key released since none is depressed for such subsequent itemsof the same transaction.
The automatic carriage spacing mechanism will w be described. Pivoted to the bell crank 67 supportedat its other end by a stud 147 carried by an L-shaped bracket 148 secured to the base '34. The link 146 carries a. roller 150 (Figs. 1 and 8) adapted to cooperate with the -upper left corner of'a plate 151 pivoted on a stud 156 carried by the bracket 148. A spring 153 tends to rock the plate 151 counter-clockwise, always maintaining it in contact with a stud 154 on the bracket. 148.
Pivoted on stud 155 carried by the plate 151, andon stud 156, are pawls 157 and 158, respectively. These pawls are under the action of a spring 159 coiled about astud 152 on the plate 151. The spring 159 `always tends to rock the pawls 157 and 158 in`counter-clockwise direction, which movement of the pawls is limited by studs 160 and 161, respectively. These pawls 157 and 158 are adapted to cooperate, 'in a manner to be later described, with a. notched bar secured to the frame 31 by two studs 171 (Fig. l).
Let it be .assumed that the carriage has been moved, manually to the position shown in Figs.
such item entry oper-` normal positions.
lgs. 1 .and 2) is a linkr 146. This link is 1 and 2, and that there are a. plurality of items relating to the transaction to be recorded, such as shown -in the Debit column of Fig. 9 of the record material but in different lines, the desired line selecting key 50 is depressed and the carriage is shifted by hand until it occupies accurately the selected position shown in which position the rst impression is to be made. 'I'he operator then makes sure that the lever 113 is in the position shown in Fig. 7, in which position the arm 87 (Figs. 1 and 2) is in the path of the arm 89 on the printer drive shaft 61. As previously stated, this shaft 61 is given one complete rotation in a clockwise direction for each operation of the machine in which a debit or credit entry is made.
During such counter-clockwise movement of the shaft 61 (Figs. 1 and 2) the arm 89 strikes the arm 87, rocking the same clockwise, which through the stud 81 rocks the arm 80, shaft 83, and bell crank 67 counter-clockwise, thus moving the link 146 toward the right, whereupon the roller 150 by its contact with the upper left corner of the plate 151 rocks the same clockwise about the stud 156.` This clockwise movement of the plate 151 through the stud 161 effects a disengagement of the pawl 158 from the notched bar 170 and causes the pawl 157 to engage the bar 170. The nose of the pawl 157 enters the notch, opposite the same, in the bar 170- before the nose of the pawl 158 is entirely withdrawn from its associated notch. The pawl 157 is located to arrest the carriage 30 after it has moved less than a line space. As soon as the nose of the pawl 158 leaves its notch, the spring 60 draws the carriage 30 towards the left just a portion of one tooth or line space, until the right side of the wall of the notch entered by the nose of the pawl 157 strikes said nose thus preventing further movement of the carriage at this instant. The pawl 1.57 therefore holds the carriage in the partially line spa'ced position.
Now when the arm 89 passes off the arm 87 the springs 88 and 153 restore the arms 87, 80, bell crank 67, link 146 and plate 151 to their Thus, the pawl 158 is again engaged with said notched bar 170 before the pawl 157 is disengaged therefrom. As the pawl 157 leaves the notched bar 170 the spring 60 shifts the bar and part of the line pawl 1'5 8 arrests card and book are on the next line.
From the above it can be clearly seen that the notched 4bar 170 and the carriage 30 are automatically spaced one stepl toward the left. thus bringing the subsequent line on the ledger card 40 in the printing position opposite the type Wheels 100.
The operation set forth above may be repeated until' all of the debits to be enteredvnto one account have been printed on the ledger card and in the passbook, if such is desirable.
After all .the debits and credits have been entered, as above described, the new balance is taken, which operation is a total operation 'and in the machines of the class to which the present invention is applied, as is well known, requires two cycles of movement.
It is also Well known that therprinter shaft 61 does not function during the first of said two cycles, consequently the carriage is not shifted during said first cycle but is shifted during the space until the nose of the said bar at which point the in position to receive a print the carriage 30 the remaining second cycle after the new balance or the total has been printed.
In order to enable the operator to determine at what line the carriage is setting at, said carriage 30 carries a pointer 168 (Fig. 2) which cooperates with a line gage 169 secured to the base 34.
` secured to the rear flange of the frame 31.
ing connected theretoa link 178 which in turn is connected to a slidable bar 179. Thi bar 179 has diagonal slots 180 into which project studs 181 secured to the notched bar 170. The plate 179 is adapted to be moved toward the left by a spring 182.
Depression' of the lever 173 by the operator rocks the same and the shaft 174 and the arm 177 counter-clockwise, thus moving the link 178 and plate 179 toward the right. Due to the diagonal slots 180 the plate 179 is also lowered, and through its contact with a stud 183 carried by the pawl`158 said pawl is rocked clockwise, thus disengaging it from the notched bar 170, whereupon the spring- 60 (Fig. 2) re-l stores the carriage 30 to its normal lefthand position. The movement of the lever 173 is limited by an adjustable eccentric washer 184 (Fig. l).
As soon as the operator releases the pressure on the lever 173 the spring 182 restores the parts 179, 178, 177, 174 and 173 to their normal positions, and at the same time the spring 159 rocks the pawl 158 counter-clockwise thusireengaging the same with the notch in the bar 170 now opposite said pawl.
Also secured to the shaft 174 is an arm l77lhav- Disabling of the automatic spacing mechanism '60 lar slot 194 into which. projects the stud 183 carried by the pawl 158.
Now, when it is'desirable to disable the automatic tablation or line-space mechanism, the operator grasps the .lever handle 113v (Fig.
7) moving the same downwardly, whereupon the lever 112 is rocked clockwise and the lower fork of the slide 116 is brought into contact with the stud 117, and the spring 118 maintains the parts in such positions. The clockwise movement of the lever 112 lowers the links 128 and and rocks the lever 126 clockwise (Fig. 8),( which releases the stud 131 from the stud l.32,` whereupon the spring 135 rocks the lever 133 clockwise (Fig. 7), thus drawing the shaft 137 75 and arm 138 toward the left. Due to the fact that the arm 138 is between the lugs 139 of the bail 86, said bail and the arms 82 and 87 are moved likewise toward the left (Fig. 7), toward the rear as viewed in Fig. 2, which moves the arm 87 out of the path of the arm 89 on the printer drive shaft 61. Consequently when said shaft is rotatedthe arms 82 and 87, and the train of mechanism'over to the plate 151 remains idle and a depressed line selecting key 50 will not be released. Therefore, the automatic line spacing mechanism will not function.
The clockwise rocking of the lever 126 (Fig. 8) also rocks the arm 190 likewise, thus drawing the link 191 and bar 192 towards the left (Fig. 8) whereupon the diagonal slot 194 through its engagement with the stud 183 rocks the pawl 158 clockwise about its pivot stud 156, thus disengaging it from the notched bar 170.
This movement of the pawl 158 places a tension on the spring 159, so that when the lever 113 is moved upwardly (Fig. 7) to its normal position to restore the parts just mentioned to their normal positions, then the spring 159 will Y rock the pawl 158 counter-clockwise to cause its nose to engage the notched bar so that theI automatic tabulation or line-space mechanism will again become effective.
Summary Since the operations of the various devices have been fully described, along with the specific description of the same, it is not thought necessary to go into any detailed description of an operation of a machine at this time. However, a brief summary of what thel machine is capable of accomplishing will be related at this time.
From the above description it will be perfectly clear that by setting the hand lever 113 in its upper position the machine is then set to accomplish theautomatic tabulation or line-space of the carriage so that successive items may be printed on successive line's on the ledger card and pass book if desired.
Onthe other hand, when the hand lever 113 the lever is released, then the `parts are restored to the position in which the automatic tabulation will again become effective.
While the forms of' mechanisms herein'shown and described are admirably adapted to fulll the objects primarily stated, it is to be understood that it is not intended to confine the invention to the forms 'of embodiment herein disclosed, for it is susceptible of embodiment in various forms all coming Within the scope of 'the claims which follow,
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1. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a mane ually movable table carrying recod material; a series of manipulative devices for predetermining on what line on said record material the.
printing is to take place; and automatically controlled means for moving the table step by step from any predetermined position at each opera.- tion'of the machine, to successively present different lines on the record material to receive the printing. y
2. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a manually movable table carrying record material; movable means for predetermining on what line on said record material the printing is to take place; a notched member carried by said movable table; and automatically controlled means cooperating with said member for controlling the table for step by step movement from any predetermined position at each operation of the machine to successively present different lines on the record material to receive the printing.
3. In a machine adapted to-print upon insertable rec'ord material, the combination of a. manually movable table carrying record material;
movable means for predetermining on what line on said record material the printing is to take place; a notched member carried by said movable table; a device adapted to cooperate with said notched member for controlling the table for step by step movement from any predetermined position at each operation of the machine to successively present different lines`on the record material to receive the printing; and automatically operated means to actuate said device.
4. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a drive shaft; a manually movable-table carrying record material; a plurality of selecting means for predetermining at what point on said record material the printing is to take place; a notched member carried by said movable table; a.. device adapted to cooperate with said notched member for controlling the table for step-by step movement at each operation of the machine to successively present dilferent points of the record material to receive the printing; and means intermediate said device and the drive shaft to actuate the device upon operation of said drive shaft.
5. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a -v manually movable table carrying record matec rial; a plurality of depressible means for, predetermining on what line on said record material the printing is to take place; automatically operated means for controlling the table for step by step movement at each operation of the machine to successively present diferent lines on the record material to receive the printing; and means for predetermining when said automatically operated means shall function.
' 6. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a drive shaft; means secured to the drive shaft to be rotated thereby; a manually movable table adapted to carry a ruled card and book; a plurality of depressible keys for selecting which line of the card and book is to receive the printing;
"a notched member carried by said movable table; a device adapted to cooperate with said notched member for controlling the table for movement from any selected position to-select the next line of the card and book to receive the printing; mechanismto actuate said device; a member in the path of the means secured to the drive shaft and connected to said mechanism to operate the latter upon rotation of the shaft; and means for moving4 said table under control of said device.
7. In a machine adaptedto print upon insertable record material, the combination of a drive shaft; means secured to the drive shaft to be rotated thereby; a manually movable table adapted to carry a ruled card and book; a plurality of depressible keys'for selecting which line of the card and book is to receive the printing; a notched member carried by said movable table; a device adapted to cooperate with said notched member for controlling the table for movement from any selected position to select the next line of the card and book to receive the printing; mechanism to actuate said device; a member in the path of the means secured to the drive shaftand connected to said mechanism to operate the latter upon rotation of said shaft; means for moving the table under control of said device; and manually operable means to cause said member tobe shifted out of the path of the means secured to the drive shaft and to render said device ineifective. e
8. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a manually movable table carrying record material; a plurality of manually operable means for predetermining on What line on said record material the printing is to take place; a notched member carried by said movable table; a rockable device carrying a plurality of members for controlling the table for a step by step movement from any position in which it has been previously set; and automatically operated means to rock said device upon each operation of the machine.
9. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a nanually movable table carrying record material; a plurality of depressible means for predetermining at what point on said record material the printing is to take place; a notched member carried by said movable table; a rockabldevice carrying a plurality of members for controlling the table f or a step by step movement from any position in which it has been previously set; automatically operated means to rock said device on each operation of the machine; and means to disable said automatically operated means at will.
10. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a manually movable table carrying record material; movable means for predetermining on what line on said record material the printing is to take place; a notched member carried by said movable table; a device carrying a plurality of members, one of which is in engagement with said notched member land another of which is ldisengaged from said notched member; and automatically operated means to actuate said device to engage the disengaged member with the notched member and to disengage the engaged member therefrom, to control the notched member and table for one step of movement to select a new line on the record material to receive the printing. l
11. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a manually movable table carrying record material; movable means for predetermining at what point on said record material the printing is to take place; a notched member carried by said movable table; a device carrying a plurality of members, one of which is in engagement with said notched member and another of which is disengaged from said notched member; automatically operated means-to actuate said device to engage the disengaged member with the notched member, and to disengage the engaged member therefrom, to control the notched me'mengage the engaged members on said device from the notched member on the table.
1 2. In a, machine adapted to print upon insertable record materiaL-the combination of a drive shaft; means secured vto the drive shaft to be rotated thereby; a manually movable table carrying record material; movable means for predetermining at what point on said record material the printing is to take place; resilient means tending to, shift the table in a direction oppositeto its 'manual movement; a notched member carried by said movable table; a rockable member carrying a plurality of pawls, one of which engages said notched member to retain `the table in any selected position to which it has` been moved, another of said pawls being adapted to be moved into engagement with the notched member to control the shifting of the table by -the resilient member for one step vof movement from any selected position upon operation of the rockable member; and mechanism operated bythe means secured to the drive shaft to actuate said rockable member.
13. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a drive shaft; means secured to the drive' shaft to be rotated thereby; a manually movable table carrying record material; movable means for predetermining at what point on said record material the printing is to take place; a notched member carriedby said movable table; a rockable member carrying a plurality of pawls, one of which engages' said notched member to retain the table in any selected position into which it has been moved, another of said pawls being adapted to be moved into engagement with the notched member to control shifting of the table one step from any selected position upon operation of the rockable member; means to shift said table under control of said rockable member and said pawls; `mechanism operated by the means secured to the drive shaft to actuate said rockable member; a manually vadjustable device; means intermediate the latter and connected to said one pawl to disengage it from the notched member when said adjustable device is moved into a certain position; and. means rendered operable by said movement of the adjustable device to render said mechanism inactive.
14. In a machine of the class described, the `combination of a shiftable table adapted to carry record material; printing means; a plurality of depressible keys for selecting any section of the record material to receive a printed impression; means to return the table to its normal positionafter the impression has been made on the record-material; means to prevent the return o of the table to its normal position; and means cooperatingwith the table and said preventing means to control the return of the table whereby the latter is shifted to bring that section of the record material adjacent any selected section thereon to the printingline to receive "the subsequent impression Whenever such preventing means is in cooperation with the table.
15. In a machine of the -class described, the combination of a shiftable table adapted to carry record material; printing means; a plurality of depressible keys for selecting any section of the record material to receive-a printed impression;
means to Lreturn the table toits normal position by the latter is shifted to bring. that section of the record material adjacent any selected section thereon to the printing line to receive the subsequent impression whenever said 'preventing means is in cooperation with the table; and a device adapted to be operated at will to render the' preventing means ineiective.
16. In a machine of the class described, the combination of a shiftable table adapted to carry record material; printing means; a plurality of depressible keys for selecting any section of the record material to receive a printed impression; means to return the table to its normal position after the impression has been made on the record material; means including a member carrying a plurality -of pawls to prevent the return of the table to its normal position and to control the returning means to shift the table one step to present a new section of the record material to the printing line; and an automatically operated device to actuate the last mentioned means.
17. In a machine of the class described, the combination of a shiftable table adapted to carry record material; printing means; a plurality of depressible keys for selecting any section of the record material to receive a printed impression;
means to return the table to its 'normal position after the impression has been made on the record material; means to prevent the return of the table to its normal position; a device operable at will to render the preventing means momentarily ineffective during any operation, and a -step by step movement from any selected position at each .operation of the machine to successively present different sections of the record material to receive the printed impression; a
manually operable'device; and means controlled thereby for disabling-said automatically operable means and maintaining the same in an inactive position.-
19. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a shiftable table adapted to carry record material; printing means; a plurality of depressible keys for selecting any section of the record material to receive a printed impression; automatically operable meanslior controlling the table for step by`step movement from any selected position at each operation of' the -machine to successively present diierent sections of the record material to receive the printed impression; and an adjustable devicel having two positions of adjustment in one of which positions it maintains said automatically operable means in its active position and in the other position said adjustable devicedrkenders the automatically operable meansinactive.
20. In a machine adapted to print upon insertable record material, the combination of a shiftable table adapted to carry record material; printing means; a Aplurality of depressible keys for selecting any section of the record material to receive a printed impression; automatically operable means for controlling the table for step by step movement from any selected position at each operation of the machine to successively present different sections of the record material to receive the impression; an adjustable device having two positions of adjustment; and means controlled by said adjustable device to render said automatically operable means active when said adjustable device is in one of its positions of adjustment, and to render said automatically operable means inactive when said adjustable device is in its other position of adjustment.
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