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    • B41L5/00Autographic registers or like manifolding apparatus using movable strips or webs
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N o. 577,178, dated February 16, 1897.

Application filed September 18, 1896l Serial No. 606,285. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern,.-

Beit known that LTHEoDonE F. SCHIRMEE, of Dayton, Montgomery county, Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Autographic Registers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention, which pertains to improved details in the construction of autographic registers, will be readily understood from the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings,.in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of a register exemplifying my invention, the top, the main tablet, and the door appearing as partly open; Fig. 2, a vertical longitudinal section of the same 3 Fig. 3, a plan of the same with parts broken away; Fig. a, a vertical longitudinal section of the casing, exhibiting one of the tension-fingers; Fig. 5, a plan at one end of the summary feeding-rolls, and Fig. 6 a perspective view of a portion of the casing and one of the paper-roll spindles.

In the drawings, 1 indicates the usual casing 2, the usual main feed-rollsat the front upper portion thereof; 3, the main tablet, disposed across the casing to -the rear of the feed-rolls, this tablet being. removably supported in the casing; 4, the summary-tablet in the plane of and forming a rearward prolongation of tablet 3, the contiguous edges of the two tablets being somewhat separated, so as to form a slot between them; 5, the cover of the casing, closing down over the tablets above the papers lying on the tablets; 6, the main opening through the cover, through which the writing is done on the papers lying over the main tablet 3 7, the summary-opening in the cover, in position to permit writing to be done over the papers lying over the summary-tablet 4; 8, a lip projecting from the free extremity of cover 5, this lip projecting horizontally when the cover is closed down inrnormal position; 9, the end-door at the front of the register, hinged at its base to the casing; 10 an inwardly-projecting lip at the free extremity of this door and adapted to engage over lip S when the cover is down and the door closed; 11, a transverse partition in the casing, dividing the casing into two compartments, one a supply-compartment to the rear of the partition andthe other a storage-compartment forward of the partition, the storage-compartment having its front closed by end door 9; 12, a pair of summary feeding-rolls disposed across the casing at the slot or opening in partition 11;

13, a crank on one of the main feed-rolls 2; 14, gearing suitably incased and connecting main feed-rolls 2 with the summary feed-rolls 12, so that the rolls turn in unison, the pro- 6o portion of the gearing being, however, such that the summary feeding-rolls will feed paper very much slower than the main rolls-say, for instance, the main feed-rolls feeding an ordinary bill-length of several inches while the summary feed-rolls feed their paper but half an inch; 15, supply-roll of summary-paper mounted on a spindle extending across the supply-compartment, as usual; 16, the

summary-paper received from roll 15 and 7o passing up and forwardly over summary-tablet 4c and then down into the casing and then between summary feed-rolls 12 and into the storage-compartment, Fig. 2, showing all of the papers in abnormal separate relationship, so that their courses maybe more readily followed; 17,l supply-roll of bill-paper; 1S, supply-roll of duplicate bill-paper 19, the two bill-papers, coming from rolls 17 and 1S and passing forwardly over both tablets and 8o between main feed-rolls 2, the forwardly-projecting portion of these papers beyond the feed-rolls being susceptible of being torn off, l

as usual; 20, the usual spring tension-finger,

pivoted on a cross-shaft and bearing yieldup to inactive position to retain the tension- 9o finger, so as to permit the readyinsertion and removal of paper-roll 15; 22, a pivoted shaft disposed across the casing near summary feed-rolls 12; 23, a handle on this shaft on the outside of the casing; 24, wedges carried by arms fast on shaft 22, these wedges engaging between the journals of the summaryrolls and adapted, when handle 23 is operated, to spread the summary-rolls apart, one of the summary-rolls being spring-mounted; 25, an roo arm fast on wedge-operating shaft 22 and projecting forwardly, so that when the wedges move to roll-opening position the extremity of arm 25 will interfere with the closing of end door 9, and end door 9, when closed, prey venting the movement of arm 25, and hence preventing the 4spreading of the summaryrolls; 26, spindle of suppl y-roll 17 ,which spindle is applied to position by being passed through apertures in the side walls of the casing and through the bore of the roll of paper; 27, a half-bearing for spindle 2G, disposed against one of the side walls of the casing and on the inside of the casing; 28, a spring-wire extending over the half-bearing and secured at each end to ears projecting up from the half-bearing and adapted to have its unfixed mid-portion impinge against spindle 26 when the spindleis in place; 29, the storage-compartment of the casing; 30, a springwire supported by the casing and impinging against the hub of crank 13, the crank being removably fittedupon its feed-roll and the hub having a circumferential groove engaged by spring 8O when the crank is in working position on the roll, and 3l a spiral slot in the inner end of the hub of crank 13 and engaging a'pin projecting from the shaft of the roll on which the crank is fitted, the curvature of this spiral slot being such that if the crank be turned in the non-feeding direct-ion the crank will unscrcw, so to speak, from the roll-shaft.

Vhen crank 13 is turned in the feeding direction, its spiral slot has a hooking engagemeet with the pin of the roll-shaft, and springwire 30 prevents the accidental unscrewing of the crank by reason of the crank being unbalanced. If the crank be turned in the wrong direction., then spring-wire 30 will yield and the crank will shift endwise on the roll-shaft and not turn the rolls.

In applying spindle 2G the spring-wire 2S bites upon the spindle and prevents its accidental displacement, and it is preferable that the spindle be circumferentially grooved where the wire engages to enhance the holding quality of the wire.

The usual transfenpapers will be employed between all the papers as they pass over the tablets. Writing done through opening 6 be comes effective on bill-papers 10, but not on the sum mary-paper. rlhe summary entry, made through opening 7 in the cover, becomes effective on all of the papers. After the entries have been made then the crank is turned, thus projecting the two bills 19 from the register and permitting them to be torn off, the summary-paper being fed forward into storage-compartment 29. Summary-tablet t is rigidly attached to the side walls of the casing, while' main tablet 3 is removable to permit the proper threading forward of the summary-paper in rotating the register. In loading the register the summary-roll 15 is applied While its tension-iin ger 2O is held up by latch 21. In threading thesummary paper through between its feed-rolls 12 the rolls may be spread apart by using handle 23; but this spreading of the rolls can only bedone when door 9 is opened, and as that door is locked it follows that the summary-rolls cannot be spread without authority of the key-holder, and before door 9 can be closed it is necessary to close the summary-rolls. The closing of the door does not cause the closure of the summary-rolls, but merely renders their closure necessary. When the summary-rolls have been opened by the operation of the wedges and the summary-paper passed forward between the rolls, it is generally desirable to give the rolls a few turns to get the papers in good working condition before the register is closed. In case through oversight the summary-rolls should not be closed, that is to say, the wedges still engaging between them, the first effect of the turning of the summary-rolls is to work the wedges to inactive position by reason of the fric-tional engagement of the rolls upon the wedges, the summary-rolls thus automatically closing as soon as they are started into action. This prevents that slackness in the summary-paper which would result if after threading up the papers the main papers were fed forward by the main feed-rolls while the summary.

feed-rolls were still open.

It is to be observed that partition 1l is gapped or slotted at the location of rolls 12 and that the partition is completed by the presence of rolls 12 directly in the gap. By this arrangement the rolls 12 are virtually in neither of the two compartments separated by the partition, but are in the partition itself, and thus visible and accessible in threading the summary-paper from either side of the parti tion It is to be observed in Figs. 2 and 6 that the half-bearin g 27 projects from the inside of the case-wall and that the spring 28 is above the half-bearing with its intermediate unlixed portion in position to engage the spindle when in proper place. Springs arranged outside the case and fixed at one end and free at the other end and arranged to impinge tangentially against the spindle are well knownbut such outside springs interfere with the exterior smoothness and cleanliness of the casing, and in inserting the spindle the spring is quite apt to yield sidewise. If such spring be placed within the casing, then its presence is apt to interfere with the proper placing of the roll of paper. In the improved construction shown in the drawings the half-bearing 27 forms a boss against which the end of the roll of pa per may run without touching the spring, the half-bearing thus protecting the spring, and the spring, being not only protected, but being also held at both ends in the half-bearing, will not yield sidewise as the spindle is inserted in place.

I claim as my invention 1. In an autographic register, the combination, substantially as set forth, of mechanism Within the casing adapted for the spreading of the feed-rolls, a handle exterior to the IOO IIO

casing for actuating said mechanism, and an arm moved by said mechanism and projecting as an unyielding obstruction to the casingdoor when the feedlrolls are spread.

2. In an autographic register, the combination, substantially as set forth, of a pair of feed-rolls, Wedges engaging between and adapted by endwise motion in one direction to spread said rolls and to be moved in a reverse direction by the rotation of the rolls, and a-handle and connecting mechanism for moving said Wedges. y

3. In an autographic register, the combination, substantially as set forth, of a feedroll having a pin projecting from its shaft, a crank removably fitted on said shaft and having a spiral notch engaging said pin and having its hub circumferentially grooved, and a spring seating in said groove.

4. In an autographic register, the combination, substantially as set forth, of a casing, main feed-rolls at the front upper portion thereof,a gapped partition in the oasin g to the rear of said lnain feed-rolls,su in mary feed-rolls at and closing the gap in said partition and connected With the main feed-rolls, a main tablet at the top of the casing to the rear of from said main tablet, and supports for sup-4 ply-rolls supported by the casing to the rear of said partition. f

5. ln an autographic register, the combination, substantially as set forth, of a casing having apertures for the reception of a spindle to be inserted endWise from outside the casing, a half-bearing projecting from one inner Wall of the casing below said aperture therein and having ears projecting at each side above the level of the top of such aperture, and a spring-wire extending from one to the other of said ears above said aperture and adapted to impinge tangentially upon a spindle engaging said apertures in the casing.




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