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Label Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079817D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davis, WM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This printer is used to print a sequence of identical characters onto a series of labels connected to a strip 1. The characters printed may be manually selectively changed between label runs.

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Label Printer

This printer is used to print a sequence of identical characters onto a series of labels connected to a strip 1. The characters printed may be manually selectively changed between label runs.

The printer includes a stack of type wheels 2, each having a series of flat print faces 3 (for example, ten in the decimal mode) on its periphery. Each of the flat print surfaces has thereon raised letter-press type characters or bosses, corresponding to code lines 4 and Arabic characters 5 to be printed on the label stock.

In operation, each of type wheels 2 is rotated into the desired print position by manually moving slidable knobs 6. When a knob is moved, rack 7 acting through associated gear 8 rotates the corresponding intermediate wheel 9 and, due to the engagement of teeth 10 with notches 11, the corresponding type wheel 2 is rotated accordingly.

A rotatable disk 12 is disposed below the type wheels. It carries a pair of inking rolls 13 and a pair of pressure rolls 14.

Type wheels 2 are arrested in print position through V-shaped end 15 of bell crank 16 under action of handle 17 which is manually operated. At the same time, switch 18 is closed so as to engage clutch 19 and cause disk 12 to rotate as a result of the driving action of motor 20. Inking roll 13, after leaving the bottom of ink reservoir 21, moves in counterclockwise direction across the lower surfaces of type wheels 2 to ink them for subsequent printing. With additional rotation of disk 12,...