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Perforated Forms Tear Clip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061706D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Drejza, JE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A clip A, as shown in Fig. 1, has an attaching portion 1 and a protruding edge 2. The clp may be made of spring material for removable clamping attachment to a lip, as shown. Fig. 2 illustrates the clip attached to a movable top cover C for a printer. The clip is placed at an elevation that will allow the form F to be pinched below the perforation P of the form to be torn off, and above the print line PL. The pinch is accomplished when the top cover C is pushed by an operator toward the back of the machine, sandwiching the form between the edge of the clip and the print platen R. The lower form is released when the operator releases the cover. The clip is removable and its position is adjustable so that it can be applied to the printer cover when continuous forms and cut sheets are being used.

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Perforated Forms Tear Clip

A clip A, as shown in Fig. 1, has an attaching portion 1 and a protruding edge 2. The clp may be made of spring material for removable clamping attachment to a lip, as shown. Fig. 2 illustrates the clip attached to a movable top cover C for a printer. The clip is placed at an elevation that will allow the form F to be pinched below the perforation P of the form to be torn off, and above the print line PL. The pinch is accomplished when the top cover C is pushed by an operator toward the back of the machine, sandwiching the form between the edge of the clip and the print platen R. The lower form is released when the operator releases the cover. The clip is removable and its position is adjustable so that it can be applied to the printer cover when continuous forms and cut sheets are being used. The apparatus does not interfere with the path of most cut sheets that might be fed through the printer. When exceptionally wide cut sheets are used, the clip may be removed.

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