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Container for Record Cards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074898D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schebek, RF: AUTHOR

Abstract

The container is a case-shaped receptacle, preferably of synthetic material for small cards or records (3 x 2 1/4"). It serves as hopper, transport box, and magazine for the records. It is equipped with handle 1. At the wall opposite handle 1, noses 2 are provided for inserting and locking the container in the machine.

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Container for Record Cards

The container is a case-shaped receptacle, preferably of synthetic material for small cards or records (3 x 2 1/4"). It serves as hopper, transport box, and magazine for the records. It is equipped with handle 1. At the wall opposite handle 1, noses 2 are provided for inserting and locking the container in the machine.

Insertion opening 3 and the removal opening 4 are provided in the same longitudinal side. For inserting the records, slider 5 is taken out of the container through opening 3. Subsequently, records are inserted through this insertion opening 3. A pawl 6 on slider 5 automatically engages a step of ratchet 7. Slider 5 has a spring loaded pressure plate 8. The spacing of the resilient pressure plate 8 from the slider 5 is longer than the spacing of two teeth of ratchet 7, so that the records are always pressed against the front wall 9 or top of the container.

In use, the container is transported with the records and inserted into the machine. Through the long, slot-like opening 10 a finger of the machine, not shown, protrudes and, by pressure upon a release lever 11, it releases slider 5 by bringing pawl 6 out of engagement with ratchet 7. Thus, the finger can move slider 5 and the records toward front wall 9. A removal device, i.e., picker belt, not shown, transports the records through opening 4 in the direction of arrow 12 out of the container.

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