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Tab Actuator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076391D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Puterbaugh, PL: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a printer, having a print head movable along the print line to print at different print positions, a switch SW for producing stop signals is carried by the print-head carrier and is actuated by a flat spring SP which also acts as a detent. The spring is operated by a star wheel ST, which engages and is rotated by whichever of a number of tabs T on a tab bar is raised to the set position, as shown.

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Tab Actuator

In a printer, having a print head movable along the print line to print at different print positions, a switch SW for producing stop signals is carried by the print-head carrier and is actuated by a flat spring SP which also acts as a detent. The spring is operated by a star wheel ST, which engages and is rotated by whichever of a number of tabs T on a tab bar is raised to the set position, as shown.

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