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Cartridge With Ribbon and Correction Tape Guide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046243D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Greenlief, GL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Fig. 1 shows an upper, printer-ribbon cartridge 1 and a lower, correction-tape cartridge 3, with the ribbon cartridge 1 having arms 5 which hold an upper guide post 7 for the ribbon 9 and a lower guide post 11 for the tape 13. The bottom of ribbon cartridge 1 and the top of correction cartridge 3 have mating elements by which the two can be firmly attached. Correction tape 13 is pulled manually from the tape cartridge 3 and positioned around lower guide posts 11.

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Cartridge With Ribbon and Correction Tape Guide

Fig. 1 shows an upper, printer-ribbon cartridge 1 and a lower, correction-tape cartridge 3, with the ribbon cartridge 1 having arms 5 which hold an upper guide post 7 for the ribbon 9 and a lower guide post 11 for the tape 13. The bottom of ribbon cartridge 1 and the top of correction cartridge 3 have mating elements by which the two can be firmly attached. Correction tape 13 is pulled manually from the tape cartridge 3 and positioned around lower guide posts 11.

Ribbon cartridge 1 is supplied with the ribbon already positioned around upper guide posts 7. Fig. 2 shows an enlargement of the posts 7 and 11 as connected to an arm 5. During use, the combined assembly is tilted by the printing mechanism to present ribbon 9 to a print element during printing and to present the tape 13 to the print element during correction.

This provides positive alignment of the ribbon and tape and eliminates both the manufacturing expense and space requirements for arms on the tape cartridge. Since the two cartridges snap together, separate alignment and mounting guides are avoided.

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