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US2874632A
US2874632A US517345A US51734555A US2874632A US 2874632 A US2874632 A US 2874632A US 517345 A US517345 A US 517345A US 51734555 A US51734555 A US 51734555A US 2874632 A US2874632 A US 2874632A
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. 5 zz/zzzmwicbzzz BM 4 M United States Patent i v 2,874,632 CHECK PRINTING AND PUNCHING MACHINE William F. Collins, Flossmoor, Ill. Application June 22, 1955, Serial No. 517,345
8 Claims. (Cl. 101 -19) This invention relates generally to apparatus for simultaneously printing and code marking cards or the like,
and more particularly to a check writing machine which punches or otherwise marks the checks to facilitate me chanical sorting, tabulating, and the like.
There are various instances in which it is desirable to automatically mark indications on a pieceof paper or a card simultaneously with printing an amount or other information thereon. One important application is in connection with bank checks. Machines are available for writing checks where the amount may be set up on a keyboard and printed or embossed on a check inserted in the machine. These machines may also apply a date stamp and drawee signature stamp so that almost the entire writing process can be carried out by one machine. However, in addition to providing the printed information it is frequently advantageous to also indicate such information by code positioning of markings on the check which are susceptible to automatic sensing so that the checks may be sorted and the information thereon may be tabulated by automatic means. Thus the position of apertures or chemical deposits capable of machine sensing may indicate the amount of the check, the payee or a department of the drawee concerned with the check, etc. Then rapid and convenient machine sorting of the checks may be employed. The code marking may also provide information in the event that printing or other marking thereon is obliterated.
It is an object of this invention to provide coding mechanism for a card printing machine which automatically code marks the card in accordance with the printed information made by the printing mechanism.
' A further object is to provide efiicient and reliable code marking apparatus of relatively simple construction which may be provided on a keyboard type check printer with but a minimum of alteration of the machine and no change in the normal printing operation thereof.
Another object is to provide apparatus for placement of perforations-"m"chemical deposits on a check or other Mama-radii" accordance with matter simultaneously printed thereon and which may provide further coding of'the check or card according to the setting of an additional manual control.
Stillanother object of the invention is to provide code marking apparatus which may be easily installed in a check printing machine-or other printing oflice machine of the typeusing movable type members automatically 2,874,632 Patented Feb. 24, 1959 ice ' Another feature of the invention is the provision of a printing and code marking machine including a plurality of markers aligned by suitable guides with a marker corresponding to each digit printed by the machine which is automatically rendered operative by setting of the digits for printing. Markers may also be provided which are subject to separate manual control for code marking in addition to the code marking which duplicates the printed matter and the markers may perforate a check or impress a sensible chemical deposit thereon.
Still another feature of the invention is the provision of a check printer having a platform adapted to move a check into printing relation with a rotary type disc, a series of slidable markers located in the path of the platform, and a stop bar positioned-in a manner corresponding to the setting of the type disc for holding a selected marker in operative position to cause stamping of the check thereby.
A further feature of the invention is the provision of a plurality of type bearing discs movable to desired positions by an operating shaft which is also adapted to raise a platform toward the discs for hearing a check supported on the platform intoprinting engagement with the discs, and marking mechanism supported on a frame in spaced parallel relation to the discs, with a mechanical linkage joining the mechanism to the discs so that the marking mechanism may be operated in correspondence to the disc positions and so that a check may be moved against the marking mechanism as it is raised toward the discs for a complete stamping operation. The support frame may be a side member of the check printing apparatus and the platform may be extended under the marking mechanism so that this marking mechanism may be provided as an optional feature of the check printer to provide code marking as well as printing upon a check.
' Further objects, features, and the attending advantages thereof will be apparent upon consideration of the following specification when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a right side elevation view of the printing and coding apparatus; Fig. 2 is'a partial left side elevation view thereof;
Fig. 3 is a view along'the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a left side elevation view showing operation of the mechanical linkage utilized in the system;
Fig. 5 is a partial rear elevation view of the apparatus showing the linkage mechanism;
Fig. 6 is a sectional view along the line 6-6 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 7 is a view along the line 7'-7 of Fig. 6;
- Fig. 8 is a-partial left side elevation showing a modificatio'n of the invention;
positioned through operation of the machine and in accord with settings of a keyboard. u
A feature of the invention is the provision of card printing apparatus including rotary'type discs positioned,
Fig. 9 is a partial left side elevation showinga further modification; and
Fig. 10 is a view along the line 1010 of Fig. 9.
This invention provides apparatus for simultaneously printing and code marking a card, check or the like. The system may be embodied'in an automatic card or check printer wherein a plurality of type discs carrying dies comprising matter to be stamped are rotated to desired positions and then the card or check is raised by a platform into printing relation with the discs. Operation of the machine, including rotation of the discs to, desired positions, may be had by means of manually set keys of a keyboard and application of power to rotate the discs according to the keyboard settings and to raise the platform. Linkage mechanism secured to the type discs is utilized to transform the rotary motion of the discs to reciprocating motion. Stop bars, one associated with each disc, mounted adjacent a side panel of the apparatus, are operated by the reciprocating motion. A plurality of slidably mounted marking members supported on the side panel and above an extension of the platform provide actual coding of the check as it is printed. A series of marking members is provided for each disc and one is associated with each type die. These members are slidably mounted so that they impress no mark on the check when they are not restrained. However, the reciprocating motion of the stop bars moves a restraining lug carried by each of the stop bars above one of the marking members as the type discs rotate so that a marking member associated with each disc is restrained and may mark the check. These marking members may be punches cooperating with apertures in the extension of the platform for perforating the check or they may be-stamping members for impressing a chemical deposit on the check which may be detected in some manner in a tabulating operatiQ or the like. Further stop bars manually positioned and associated with .additional marking members can also be incorporated to provide coding in addition to that duplicating the printed matter provided by the type discs. The entire punching apparatus may be installed in a check printing machine with but a minimum of alteration of the machine and without affecting the usual functioning thereof so that the apparatus comprises a desirable optional provision for such a machine.
A check printing machine, which is commercially known and with which the invention may be used, is shown in Fig. 1. Briefly the operation thereof is as follows. The amount of the check is set up on a keyboard one key of which is designated 10. The machine includes printing discs such as disc 14, which are rotated to positions corresponding tothe amount set up on the keyboard by movementof the handle 16 on shaft 15. Additional movement of the handle causes the platen 18 to raise a check against the printing discs which may print and emboss the amount on the checks, e. g. as type die 17 cooperates with ribbon 20. Return movement of the handle ,16 lowers the platen 1 18 and returns type disc 14 to the position illustrated, while at the same timereleasing the keys. It is understood that there may be a plurality of type discs and a set of keys associated with each disc to provide printing of any desired number of digits. Also other material than the amount may be printed by the use of printing plates in the 111;1- chine. The mechanism thus described is similar to that shown in Payne Patent No. "2,092,852 but further description of the .operation is given here to facilitate an understanding ofthe present invention.
Referring ,now more specifically to the printing operation, depressing key which corresponds to the digit 5, will cause stop 12 to remainin the dotted position shown until released by movement of lever 22. At the same time, depressing any one of the keys associated with disc 14 will cause finger 24 to extend downwardly and en ag the hooked en .Q l ver '26- no one o the keys is depressed, rotation of shaft i 1the counter.- clockwise direction causes counterclockwise -;rotation of member .28 around pivot 29, the mechanism causing whichis not shown, thus rotating lever 26 counterclockwise-around pivot 30 through the tension of'spring 32 to cause arm 34 to extend to the right and into the pathofclutchtarm 3,.6. Whenakeyis depressed, however, and finger 24 engages the hooked end of lever .26, this lever may not rotate about pivot 30 and .arm 34 willzremain out of the path of clutch arm 36.
A gear segment 40 rotatesin a counterclockwise directionupon such rotation of crankshaft '15and this causes clockwise rotation of gear segment 42 about shaft 43. Gear segment 42 carries a bar 44, extending laterally across the apparatus, to which is secured a series of drivers, such as driver '46, one of which is associated with each type disc ,such as disc 14. Rockerarm 47,is pivotally secured to type disc14atpoint 48 and thisjarm has a pin'50 engaging a shoulder portion of driver 46 so 4 that as bar 44 is moved with gear segment 42, disc 14 rotates in accordance therewith.
Arm 36 will either engage arm 34 or one of the depending stops, such as stop 12, during its rotation around shaft 43 to cause release of rocker arm 47 from disc 46. A yoke portion 53, moving with arm 36 normally surrounds projection 55 of rocker arm 47 but when arm 36 engages stop 12 there is a tendency for clockwise rotation of rocker arm 47 which frees pin 50 from engagement with the shoulder on driver 46. Furthermore, at the same time pin 57 secured to the opposite end of rocker arm 47, and extending through an aperture in the disc 14, may drop into one of the teeth provided on locking member 60. Thus, the motion of printing disc 14 will be stopped while bar 44 may continue its clockwise travel in response to operation of shaft 15 until it has traveled past all of the stops associated with the keysr If no key is depressed for type disc 14, arm 36 il en a e a m a s n ty e di 14 to b locked a die 62,'w h ich carries the numeral 0, comes into position. Each of the other type discs (such as disc 14) has as: sociated members similar to items 34, 36, 46, 47, 48, 50, 55, 57 and 60 so they are set by operation corresponding to that just described.
' As shaft 15 is returned in a clockwise direction, bar 44 is moved in a counterclockwise direction and into engagement with arm 36 at the same time the shoulder of driver 46 is opposite pin 50 of rocker arm .47. Ac,-. cordingly, spring 52, secured to disc 14 and a portion of arm 36, draws pin 50 into engagement with this shoulder and pin 57 out of engagement with a tooth of member 60 so that the mechanism may be returned to a position of rest as shown in Fig. 1. A release bar is provided to engage lever 22 and cause release of a depressed key as the mechanism has finished its operation." Arm 67 integral with toothed member 60 may be used to effect a small rotation of member 60 about shaft 43 thus providing a precise positioning control for the type dies. A suitable linkage 69 joined to the shaft 15 may be provided for further operation during rotation of the crankshaft to effect advancement of the ribbon 2t) and other like functions.
A platform 72 is also raised by rotation of shaft 15in order to lift platen 18 and thus bear a check against rib.- bon 20 and into printing relation with one ofthe print.- ing dies. Link 73 is secured to an offset of the shaft 15 and this link has a slot in one end thereof to provide lost motion so that rocker arm 75 will not be set motion until all of the type discs have been set. Arm 75 therefore will, upon sufficient counterclockwise rotation of shaft 15, rotate in a clockwise direction about shaft 76 and against spring 77 to cause upward movement f membe '(F M mb 78 il thus engage depending portions-79 of platform 72 and cause counterclockwise rotation thereof about shaft ,80. Blattq n 72 c ri p en .1 wh h fil wbe d 9 .h rt metal t caus crim i t qh sk a t m a printed thereon, in'addition to a hard rubber platen (Fi and h c y r is he h e to be against date and signature stamping dies not shown. Bolts 83 are provided to permit adjustment of the angle at which platens 18 and 81 bring the check into contact with the ribbon and the printing dies. When shaft 1518 returned to its normal position by clockwise rotation, spring 77 will pull rocker-arm 75in a counterclockwise direction thus returning it to the position shown and spring 85 will cause clockwise rotation of platform 72 s thatthe .ch ckis ee- L'Briefly, the operationof the novel coding mechanism in aeeordanee with the invention and the cooperation he e t th shac P in i ma hi m be scribedin. ef enq t P e?- A pe d s fifii rot ts t .a n a so iat tyn i l nka e me hanism din .m v meme t b r 3 vanagimvfi corresponding to the amount ofrotation of the type disc.
Accordingly, a restraining lug, or projection 89 of bar 88 may be positioned over one of the marking members 90 in order to prevent upward movement thereof. The remaining marking members are, however, free to move upwardly when a small force is applied thereto in that direction. Table 94 is an extension of the platform 72 (Fig. 1) and carries check 96 upwardly against'the marking members 90 as platform 72 rotates as previously described. Table 94 includes plate 166 as shown in Fig. 7, with apertures 165 to receive the marking members 90 but all of the marking members except the one restrained by projection 89 are free to ride upwardly with the check 96. However, the one restrained marking member may perforate/the check as it passes into its corresponding aperture in table 94. Note Fig. 4 for an illustration of this operation. As is apparent, table 94 will be lowered as platform 72 is lowered and guide bar 88 will be returned to the position shown in Fig. 2 as the disc 86 is returned to its normal position by operation of the mechanism as described in connection with type disc 14.
A more specific description of the construction'of the perforating apparatus will now be given in connection with Figs. 2-5; Linking arm 98 is pivotally secured at point 99 to disc 86 in order to impart a substantially horizontal motion to portion 101 of the linking member 103 (Fig. 4). The amount of this horizontal motion will depend on which of the dies secured to disc 86 is finally positioned to impress the check as is illustrated by the numerals 9 shown in Fig. 4. Similarly,linking arms 106109 are secured to type discs 110, 111, 112 and 14. As suggested previously, the type discs 86, 110-112 and 14 may carry type dies to impress three dollar digits and two cents digits on a check. Linking members 115-118 (Fig. are respectively secured to linking arms 106-109-in the same manner as linking arm 98 is secured to linking member 103. The linking members 103 and 115--118 are all pivotally mounted on shaft 120 and they each have a configuration to clear members 122 and 123 in their extreme operated positions as illustrated by members 103 and 115 in Fig. 4. This construction permits members 103 and 115- 118 to be installed and operate in the printing machine without interfering with or changing the usual printing operation.
Linking member 103 is joined to the right angle linking member 130 by means of a pin 131 which rides in a slot 132 of member 103. Linking member 130 is pivotal about axle 134 and, as may be seen from Figs. 2 and 3, member 130 includes a portion'perpendicular to the disc 86 and its associated links 98 and 103 and a portion extending to a position outside of the printing apparatus and side plate 136. Member 130 further extends downwardly from axle 134 in a direction toward table 94. The lower end of member 130 is pivotally and slidably secured to stop bar88 by means of pin 138 engaging slot 139 in this bar (Fig. 2). It may also be seen that right angle linking members 139, 140, 141 and 142 are slidably and pivotally securedto linking members 115- 118 respectively and that members 139 142 are pivoted at two positions on axle 134 and the extension thereof 134a. It should be noted in connection with the view of Fig. 3 that members 139-442 are nested with one another and havethe outer portions thereof doubled back so as to provide two apertures' for pivoting about extension 13421. extensions of these members in the same order from left to right as that of the type discs with which these members are associated (Fig. 5).
Each of the linking members 139 -142 are connected to stop bars 145, 146, 147, 148, respectively, in a manner similar to tha'tdescribed for member '130. All of the stop bars have longitudinal slots such as slot 150 in bar 88 so that guide bar 152 will limit motion of the stop bars in a direc'tion parallel to the planeof table 94. A
Such constructionprovides the downward,
guide 155 is also provided with slots at either end of the guide bar 152 in order to maintain parallel spacing of the stop bars. Accordingly it may be seen that as any one of the printing discs rotates, the stop bar associated there with will be moved transverse of table 94 by an amount corresponding to the rotation of the printing disc.
For example, as illustrated in Fig. 4, printing disc 86 has been rotated so that the die bearing the numeral 9 is disposed above platen 18 (Fig. 1) which has caused a maximum pivotal movement of linking member 103 in the clockwise direction and pin 131 to follow the slot 132 thus pivoting linking member about axle 134 by a maximum amount in the counterclockwise direction. Thus point 138 rides upwardly in slot 139 of guide bar 88 thereby absorbing the vertical movement of this end of member 130 while guide bar 88 travels to the right in Fig. 4 in accordance with the horizontal movement of member 130.- Therefore, projection 89 of the guide bar 88 is positioned above marking member 90a. It should be obvious that upon return rotation of printing disc 86 guide bar 88 will be returned to the position" shown in Fig. 2 and that rotation of linking arms 106-" 109 will cause a corresponding operation of their associated guide bars -148 respectively.
There are ten marking members 90 supported in suitable apertures in the slotted guide and these members are disposed directly beneath the path of travel of projection 89 of stop bar 88; As may be seen in Fig. 6 there is also a similar set of marking members disposed below the respective paths of travel of stop bars 145, 146, 147 and 148. Referring to Fig. 2 it 'may be seen that there is also an apertured plate through Which each of the marking members extend and which is secured to side plate 136. There is also included a further apertured plate 162 disposed immediately below plate 160 and supported by springs 164 so that it may ride upwardly in a'direction perpendicular to table 94 in response to pressure therefrom (Fig. 4). A pair of apertures may be provided in plate-160 to act as a guide for the joining of springs 164 to plate 162. Plate 162 also contains apertures through which each of the marking members 90 may extend. Accordingly as table 94 is raised upwardly in Fig. 4, the mechanism causing which will be explained presently, any of the marking members such as member 90b may engage the check 96 and ride upwardly therewith. However, member 90a will be engaged by projection 89 so that the check is perforated as member 9012 is received in its associated aperture 165 in plate 166 of table 94. As table 94 is lowered after the printing and perforating operation, the spring supported plate 162 will free the check from any of the marking members so that it is located as shown in Fig. 2 for removal from the machine.
Table 94 which includes a series of apertures165 which receive any of the restrained marking members as previously described, may be installed as an extension of the platform 72 (Fig. 7). A block 172 (Figs. 2 and 6) extends through an aperture 174 in the side plate 136 'and may be secured to a portion 176 of platform 72. Table 94 is restricted to vertical movement by guide pins 176 disposed in apertured projections of side plate'136 as well as by bolt and washer combination 180 threaded into an aperture in side plate 136 and disposed in a guide slot 182 in a portion of table 94. Thus, while the motion of portion'176 of platform 72 may be arcuate, the table is limited to vertical movement and block 172 will raise and lower the table in accordance with the vertical component of ,the motion of portion 176. A
e It is also possible to code mark a card or check by'indications other than perforations therein. For example, it is possible to print ink containing aluminum powder or some other electrical conductor or use some other chemical deposit which can be machine sensed. Apparatus for applying such an indication is illustrated in Fig. 8; In this embodiment a ribbon -containing the chemical is carried by spools 192 and 193 under the spring biased gnide ;1Zn Appropriate mechanism may also be utilised to advanthis ribbon in accordanee with operation 'of the machine any desired manner. Stop b'ar8 8 is provided with 21 depending projection 89 which maybe positiorred over any one of 'the marking members 90 in accordance with the previous description of the operation of the apparatus so that there will be firm pressure of a marking member to press the ribbon against the check as it is raised by plate 166a which need not be aperturcd. Springs 195 may be disposed between the heads of marking members 9 and guide 155 to support the marking members so that only amember restrained by a stop bar will mark the check. Such springs may also be used if desired in the previously described perforating form of the invention.
It is also possible to utilize additional stop bars and as sociated marking members to produce indications on a check other than those corresponding to the material printed thereon by thettype discs. Figs. 9 and 10 illustratethe addition of stop bar 200 which is supported by guide bar 152 and slotted guide 155 in a manner similar to the support of stop bar 88. However, stop bar 2th) includes an extended portion 200a which is available for manual operation by a suitable knob and/or linkage apparatus, not shown, to be set by a user of the machine. Thus stop bar 200 may be moved to the right in Fig. 9 so thatprojection Z02 thereof may be positioned over any one of the further marking members 295. These markingmembers may be supported on extended portions of the same means supporting members 90. Notches 206 are provided on the top of stop bar 200 to be engaged by the resilient finger-298 as the stop bars are moved to a desired position. Thus the bar 200 would snap into a position suitable for restraining any one of the marking members 205 and a scale may be provided on the casing of theinstrument to indicate the position of bar 296 to a user .of the apparatus. Obviously more than one addi: tional stop barmay be provided for use in this mannerin orderto provide additional markings ontthe check suitable for sorting, or th'elike, by one using the printing and codingapparatus. Of course the embodiment of Fig. 8 may i also be used in combination with that of Figs. 9 and 10.
This invention provides, therefore, relatively simple check or card printing and code marking apparatus of improved construction. The apparatus will automatically irnpress a code indication duplicating the printed amount on achcck or card in accordance with the setting of manually operated keys and operation of a driving shaft. After the printing and coding operation has been completed, the apparatus is automatically cleared to be ready for further .use. It should also be pointed out that the mechanism for automatically i pressing code indications on a check may beincor'porated into aprinting mochineof .the type described by making buta minimum of alteration in the constructionthereof and without interfering with thefunctioning of the components normally included therein. As indicated above, .the code markings may heactual perforationsof the check or impressions of a .sensible chemical deposit thereon so that a choice of methods to be used for later classifying or sorting the checks ,is available. Furthermore, the code marking mechanism may besimply modified to include provisions for m aking additional ,indicationsaccording to the peculiar requirements of certain" users, thus providing versatile sqd a sappa a .1 c aim:
1. A printing and perforating machine including in combination, a plurality of rotatably mounted printing members, a platform adapted to move toward said printing mernbersandrtobear an article to a printing position in ,cooperation with said printing members, means for causing rotation of said sprinting members .to selected positions and for moving said platform and the ,article to the printing position, a plurality of slidable punch members disposed; in thepathofrthe article onsaid splatfarm sai pun h m mbers being free y movable intimison with said platform when engaged by the article as the same moves to the printing position and being adapted to per-rotate an article 'in' printing position when said punch memb rs are 'i'estricted in'move'm'ent, a series of stopbarsf one' associated with eachprinting member, said stop baisbejin g'gslidably mounted with respect to said punch"memb ers and'fadapted to slide'tran'sverse of the path oflthe platform, saidstop ba'r's having lug portions engageable with dilferent'on'es of said punch members in different slidable pdsitionsof said stop bars for restricting movement of punch members in' accordance with respective positions of said printing members, a platemember disposed between said punch members and said platform and having apertures'through which said punch members may'eXtend, said'plate member being spring biased toward said platform so the same bears against the article in printing position, and linking means operatively join} ing said printing members and said stop bars for moving said stop bars in correspondence with said printing merribers thus restricting movement of a punch'mernber to perforate an article as the same moves to the printing position.
' 2. A machine for printing and coding checks or the like, including in combination, a rotatable printing disc carrying a'plurality of type dies, a platform movable towardand away from said printing disc, operating means for rotating said .disc to position a selected die adjacent said platform and for moving said platform to carry a check into printing relation with said disc, a plurality of code marking members reciprocally disposed in relation to said platform and aligned with the path of travel there; of as the same moves toward said ,disc, a pair of stop members movable to restraining positions respectively adjacent selected ones of said marking members to prevent reciprocal motion thereof and to restrain the same in coding relation to a check moved .to printing relation with said disc, plate means having portions for receiving said marking members and being spring biased toward said platform for applying pressure to the article in print ing position, linkage means operatively joining one of said stop members and said printing disc so that rotation thereof moves said stop member to a restraining position upon positioning of a selected type die, and means providing manual adjustment of the other of said stop members to move the same to a selected restraining position, so that a check supported on said platform is simultaneously printed vand coded as said operating means causes movement of said platform and a check supported thereby into printing relation with said disc and coding relation with a marking member.
3. A printing and code marking machine having a plurality of rotatably mounted printingmembers, a platform adapted to move toward said printing members and to hear an article to a printing position in cooperation with said printing members, means for causing rotation of said members to selected positions-rand for moving said platform and the article to .the printing position la frame portion including a panel on one side of which" said printing members'are'disposed, a plurality of slidable marking members supported in alignment with the path of the article on the platform and disposed on the other side of said panel, said marking members being adapted to code mark an article in printing position .when restrained in slidable motion, a series of stop bars, one associated with each printing member, said stop bars being slidably mounted on said panel and having lug portions adapted to engage different ones of said marking members in different slidable positions for restricting slidable movement of marking members in accordance with respective positions of .theprinting' members, plate means having portions for receiving said markingmembers' and being spring biased toward said platform" for applying pressure to the article in printing position, and linkingim'eans foperatively joining the" priiiting members andsaidstop bars ,fqrrmoving said stoplbar'sin accordance with rotation of said "printing members, said linking means including right angle portions for each stop bar to translate movements ofsaid printing members on one side of'saidpanel tomovements of said stop bars on the other side of-said panel,'"so* that amarking member is restricted in slidable movement to'code mark an article as thesame moves to the printing position and the article is thereby simultaneously printed and code-marked.
4. In a printing machine having a plurality of rotatably mounted printing members, a platform adapted to move toward the printing members and to bear an article. to printing position in cooperation with the printing members and means for sequentially causing rotation of the members to selected positions and for moving the platform and'article to the printing position, the code markingmechanism including in combination, a plurality of marking members slidably'di'sposed along the path of the article on the platform, spring means for biassing said marking members in spaced relation from an article in printing position, a series of stop bars slidably mounted with respect to said marking members and transverse. of the path of the platform, said stop bars being individually associated with the printing members and having lug portions adapted to engage various ones of said marking members in different slidable positions thereof for restricting movement of marking members and maintaining the same in stamping relation with an article in printing position, plate means having portions for receiving said marking members and being spring biased toward said platform for applying pressure to the article in printing position, means for providing a sensible chemical to be deposited on an article brought into stamping relation with a marking member, and linkage means operatively joining the printing members and said stop bars for moving the same. in correspondence with the printing members so that a marking member is restricted in its motion to provide stamping relation between such a marking member and an article as the article is carried'to printing position.
A printing and code' marking machine having a plurality of rotatably mounted printing members, a platform adapted to move toward said printing members and to bear an article to a printing position in cooperation with said printing members, means for causing rotation of said members to selected positions and for moving said platform and the article to the printing position, a frame portion including a frame member on one side of which said printing members are disposed, a plurality of slidable marking members supported adjacent the article on the platform and disposed on the other side of said frame member, said marking members being adapted to code mark an article in printing position when restrained in slidable motion, a series of stop bars, one associated with each printing member, said stop bars being slidably mounted on said panel and having lug portions adapted to engage different ones of said marking members in different slidable positions for restricting slidable movement of marking members in accordance with respective positions of the printing members, plate means having portions for receiving said marking members and being spring biased toward said platform for applying pressure to the article in printing position, and linking means operatively joining" the printing members and said stop bars for moving said stop bars in accordance with rotation of said printing members, said linking means including a plurality of right angle portions with reversely turned sections to translate movements of said printing members on one side of said frame member to movements of said stop bars on the other side of said frame member in the same consecutive relation as that of said printing members so that a marking member is restricted in slidable movement to code mark an article as the same moves to the printing position.
6. A printing and marking machine including in combination, a plurality of rotatably mounted printing members, a platform adapted to move toward said printing members and tobear an article to a printing position in cooperation with said printing members, means for causing. rotation of said printing members to selected positions and for moving said platform and the article to the printing position, a plurality ofmarking members disposed in the line of movement of an article on said platform and slidable in the direction of movement of said platform,
a series of stop bars individually associated with said printing members, said stop bars being slidably mounted with respect to said marking members and adapted to slide transverse of the path of the platform, linking means operatively joining said printing members and said stop bars for moving said stop bars in correspondence with movement of said printing members, said stop bars having lug portions engageable with different ones of said marking members in different slidable positions of said stop bars for controlling movement of said marking members in accordance with respective positions of said printing members, and a plate member disposed between said marking members and said platform and having portions for receiving said marking members, said plate member being spring biased toward said platform and applying pressure against the article in printing position, at least one of said marking members being held by said stop bars in a position to mark the article on said platform as the article moves to the printing position.
7. A printing and marking machine including in combination, a plurality of rotatably mounted printing members, a platform adapted to move toward said printing members and to bear an article to a printing position in cooperation with said printing members, means for causing rotation of said printing members to selected positions and for moving said platform and the article to the printing position, a plurality of marking members disposed in the line of movement of an article on said platform and slidable in the direction of movement of said platform, a series of stop bars one associated with each printing member, said stop bars being slidably mounted with respect to said marking members and adapted to slide transverse of the path of the platform, linking means operatively joining said printing members and said stop bars for moving said stop bars in correspondence with movement of said printing members, said stop bars having lug portions engageable with different ones of said marking members in different slidable positions of said stop bars for controlling movement of said marking members in accordance with respective positions of said printing members, a plate member disposed between said marking members and said platform and having apertures for receiving said marking members, said plate member being spring biased toward said platform and applying pressure against the article in printing position, and means for providing a sensible substance to be deposited on the article by action of said marking members, at least one of said marking members being held by said stop bars in a position to deposit said substance on the article on said platform as the article moves to the printing position.
8. A printing and marking machine including in combination, a plurality of rotatably mounted printing members, a platform adapted to move toward said printing members and to bear an article to a printing position in cooperation with said printing members, means for causing means operatively joining 'said printing members and s3 "jstop bafsfdr'moving said stop bars in correspondence chemicaltdbe deposited on the article by action of'said marking members, at least oneof said marking members be'irigheld by said stop bars in'a position todeposit' said chemical on the article ,on'fsaid platform as the article moves to the 36 219 513 in 1 ti -9 9 this P e! PN D ST T PA ENT 1,526,287 Horner Feb. 10, 1925 1,831,359 Lasker Nov. 10,1931 1,909,548 Pierce -L. May v16, 1933 1,919,219 Hoffman 2 Jilly 25, 1933 1,957,167 Hofiman -May 1, 1934 2,050,745 Woodruif Aug. 11, 1936 2,092,852 Payne j 15 311.14, 1937 2,189,027 P111151 Feb. 6, 1940 2,195,344 v0 Pein Apr. 2, 1940 2,567,134 Stnivenberg Sept. 4, 1951 2,708,373 Braun;;;;; May 24, 1955
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