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    • B41K3/02Apparatus for stamping articles having integral means for supporting the articles to be stamped with stamping surface located above article-supporting surface
    • B41K3/04Apparatus for stamping articles having integral means for supporting the articles to be stamped with stamping surface located above article-supporting surface and movable at right angles to the surface to be stamped
    • B41K3/10Apparatus for stamping articles having integral means for supporting the articles to be stamped with stamping surface located above article-supporting surface and movable at right angles to the surface to be stamped having automatic means for changing type-characters, e.g. numbering devices
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110.891,289. Patented 001;. 16,1888.
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SPECFICATION forming pari: of Letters Patent No. 391,289, dated October 16, 1888.
Application filed December 5, ISST. Serial Xo. 956,971. (No model.)
To aZZ whom, t may concern.-
Be it known that l, FRANK W. Wrcn'r, of the city of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Consecutive- Numbering Machines; and I do hereby de- Clare that the following is a full and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, making a part of specification, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of my improved consecutive-numbering head; Fig. 2, a vertical Section through one cud ofthe case in line w w of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, a vertical section through the plunger in line x x of Fig. 2; Fig. 4, a ver tical section in line y y of Fig. 1, illustrating the swinging frame, and in dotted lines the connection ofthe plunger therewith; Fig. 5, a vertical section in line c of Fig. 1, illustrating the device for permitting the cipher-type to drop out of line of print, Figs. G and 7 being views of the type-wheel detached,showing the cipher-type in its different positions. Fig` Sis a sectional view illustrating a modification in the device, in which the levers actuating the swinging frame are placed next to the frame and inside of the end of the casing.
Similar letters indicate like parts in all of the figures.
My invention relates to that class of consecutive-numbering heads in which the wheels are actuated by a swinging frame moved by a vertieally-reciprocating spring -seated plunger, and has for its object to reduce the length of the head, so as to permit the type in the form in which the head is to be used to be brought into close proximity to both the units-wheel and the wheel farthest removed therefrom, and also to provide a simple means for dropping the cipher on each of the numbering wheels other than the units-wheel without the use of springs or other auxiliary devices.
,lt consists in the construction and arrangement oi' parts, hereinafter fully described, whereby the operative plunger in the head is placed in a plane parallel with the axis of the wheels, in proximity to the periphery thereof, and opposite to the swinging frame, and the drop-cipher in the tens and other wheels to the right ofthe units-wheel is formed upon a block which is fitted to rest at its inner end upon the iixed axle upon which the wheels are journaled, and to drop, when required, into a peculiar recess cut in the periphery of said axle.
The type-bearing numbering-wheels (designated in the accompanying drawings by the numerals 1 2 3, and which are of the customary form and character) are mounted in the usual manner upon a fixed axial shaft, ll, supported and secured at either end in an inclosing frame or ease, 5. The units-wheel 1 in the head is actuated to rotate intermittently by means of a pawl, G, carried by a swinging frame, 7, pivoted to oscillate upon the shaft 4, a device in common use and which, as well as the means for moving in proper order the wheels 2 3 at the right of the units-wheel, is se well known te the art as to need no further description herein.
A plunger or movable block, 8, is fitted to have free vertical movement in suitable ways or between guides in the end pieces,5 :3,of the case in front of the wheels 1 2 3 and parallel with the shaft -i. One or more springs@ 9,are seated under the plunger to bear it up automatically. A pin, 10, is made to project from one or both ends ofthe plunger, according to the length thereof, through a vertical slot, 11, in the end oi' the casing, so as to project into a recess or chamber, 12, formed transversely in the end piece, (See Fig. 3.)
The projectingcnd of the pinld is embraced by the forked end of a horizontal lever, 15, whose opposite end is pivoted to the end piece, 5,within the recess 12, shown in Fig. 2. A second parallel lever, 16, is interposed between the lever 1.3 and the inner face of the recess 12,and is pivoted at one end to the end piece, 5, at a point near to the slot1ll,to extend thence toward the pivoted end ol.' the lever 1.5, and its free end is iitted with a pin, ll T, to project inwardly through a second curved slot, 1S, in
the end )ieee rand mss into a radial slot 19 l l. z l v 7 eut in the proximate end piece of the swinging frame T, as shown in Fig. The two levers are coupled by a pin, u, projecting from the one into a horizontal slot in the other at their point of intersection. Illy this combina- ICO tion and arrangement of pins and levers a slight depression of the plunger S will produce the length of stroke required in the oscillating frame 7 to produce a proper action of its pawls upon the numbering-wheels.
The levers and 16 may be made very thin, to occupy very little space and admit of being fitted in a very shallow recess, 12, in the end piece,5, so that the thickness of the end piece may be reduced to a minimum to allow a close approach of the type placed outside of it to th? proximate numbering-wheel on its inner s1( e.
To permit of the imprint of the figures on the units-wheel alone, or on the unitswheel and one or more of the wheels to the right thereof, without an imprint of the cipher on the remaining wheels to the right, the ciphers on the wheels to the right of the units-wheel are each formed upon a block, 20, (see Figs. 5 to 7,) fitted in a radial slot cut in the wheel, and whose lower end, when the type is in line of print, rests upon the stationary shaft 4, about which the wheel revolves. A recess, 2l, is eut longitudinally in the shaft 4, said recess being formed with a flat horizontal face parallel with the upper face of the type when the latter is in line of print, and with a lateral overhanging face, as shown in the drawings, whose outer edge, 25, terminates about in a vertical plane coinciding with the axis of the shaft and forms an acute re-entrant angle, 22, constituting the inner wall of the recess. A notch or recess, 23, having a re-entrant angle the counterpart of the edge 25 upon the shaft, is formed upon the inner end of the cipher type-block 20, and the extreme end of the block is formed with a curved face. Ordinarily this curved face rests upon the periphery of the shaft, as shown in Fig. 5, and, as the wheel revolves in the direction ofthe arrow, (see Fig. 5,) the edge 25 of the recess in the shaft will support the block in line of print until the type thereon is carried forward out of line of print and into a position (sce Fig. 6) where it will be carried over the recess without liability of automatically dropping therein, the possibility of its dropping accidentally being prevented by its close fit in its seat. When, however, it has thus passed outof line ofprint and into a position which admits of its dropping into the recess, it may, when required, be readily pushed down onto the fiat face of the recess. After it is so pushed down the wheel may be turned back to line of print, and, the projecting edge overhanging the recess in the shaft being carried thereby into the counterpart re-entrant angle of the recess in the end of the type-bloek, the block will remain in its inner position out of line of print, as shown in Fig. 7. XVhen, however, the wheel is turned forward again, the block, riding upon the shaft, will be automatically moved outward again as its inner end passes away from the recess on the shaft. (See dotted lines in Fig. 7.)
In the use of this numberinghead the type surrounding it in the form in which it is to be locked may be brought into close proximity to the numbering-wheels at each end of the head, because of the position of the plunger in front of and parallel with the axis of the wheels instead of at one end thereof. In operation the depression of the plunger S by the bearing thereon of the platen or cylinder of the printing press in which the form is placed as it closes upon the type to produce an 1mpression therefrom will, by depressing the free end of the long lever 15, produce an impression of the lever 16, )ivoted thereto, and thereby actuate the swinging frame 7, engaged by the pin projecting from the free end of said secondary lever 16, the comparatively short movement of the plunger' being made thereby to produce lthe longer swinging movement of the frame required to properly move the nunibering-wheels.
Instead of placing the levers 15 and 16 in a recess in the outer face of the end piece, 5,they may be placed on the inner side of said end piece in manner as shown in Fig. S, thelevers in such ease being bent to avoid interference with the shaft 4 and the long lever being made to engage the plunger S by passing into a recess therein, in manner as illustrated in said Fig. 8.
The inner curved end of the block carrying the cipher on the tens-wheel and the remaining wheels to the right rests upon the periphery of the shaft on which the wheel revolves, and is thereby supported in its outward position. By reason of the fact that the edge which overhangs the recess in the shaft projects across the vertical plane passing through the line of print the block remains supported in its outward position when brought to the line of print; but if it be desired to drop the cipher below said line it is only necessary to turn the wheel slightly forward independently of the others until the inner end of the block is carried beyond said edge, when it may be pushed down into the recess on the shaft, and, as the projecting edgevof the recess may then pass into the notch in the end of the block,the wheel may then be turned back toits rstposition with the cipher depressed and in position to move in unison with the other' wheels. Vhen so moved, the inner end of the typeblock is thereby carried out of the recess and upon the periphery of the shaft and forced outward again in readiness for print, unless speciall y pushed in, as above described.
I am aware that amovable cipher-bearing block has heretofore been arranged in a numberingwheel so as to be carried outward into line ofprint by means of a cani-disl ,said disk being placed at one side of the wheel and fixed to the shaft upon which the wheel revolves in position to engage a lateral overhanging pin on the side of the block, as shown in the patent to Bowman, No. 166,681. My invention is an improvement upon said patented device in that it dispenses with an eXtra disk and key 'for each wheel and with a pin or stud upon lever pivoted at one end to the end pieee ol' the casing to extend across said end piece and engage the plunger, a scoond lever pivoted to the same end piece in proximity to the plunger to extend across the end piece and intersect the rst lever, a pin at the end ofthe seeonzl lever engaging a radial slot in the swinging 2o frame, and a pin on the one lever engaging a longitudinal slot in the other lever at their l loint of intersection, all substantially in the I manner and for the purpose herein set forth. l 2. rEhe combination, with a numberingl wheel, el a fixed shalt, fl, upon nhieh said l wheel revolves, having a longitudinal re-eni trant recess formed npon its upper side to prelsent an over-hanging edge, 25, and a type i bleek, 20, fitted to move rudiallj. in a recess l in said Wheel and having a re-entrant notch, i 23, l'ormed at its inner end to receive the proi jeeting overhanging edge 25 ot' the longitudil nal recess in said lixed shaft, substantially in the manner and for the purpose herein set forth ln testimony whereof l have signed my name to this specification in the presence ot' two snb seribing` Witnesses.
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