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Label Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079818D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

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. A suitable counter is preferably provided which may be preset to the desired number of sequential label prints.

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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. A suitable counter is preferably provided which may be preset to the desired number of sequential label prints.

The printer includes a stack of type wheels 2, each having a series of printing surfaces 3 (for example, ten in the decimal mode) on its periphery. Type wheels 2 are rotatably disposed on shaft 4 carried by and fixed to pivot arm 5 which, in turn, is pivotally disposed on stationary shaft 6. The rotative position of each of the type wheels may be adjusted with respect to the other wheels in the stack by manual control comprising knob 7, which acts on rack 8 moving intermediate wheel 9 having a disengageable toothed driving connection 10, 11 with type wheel 2. Solenoid-controlled mechanism 12 is provided for withdrawing type wheels 2 out of toothed engagement with intermediate wheels 9 prior to actual printing. After manual setting of type wheels 2, solenoid 12 is energized, for example, by operating a suitable switch which also initiates the countdown of the label counter. The assembly, comprising arm 13 and type wheels 2, swings clockwise under solenoid action so as to disengage notches 10 from teeth 11, and at the same time engage aligned ones of the notches 10 with drive pin 14 carried by gear 15, as depicted in the figure. Clockwise movement of arm 5 also has the effect of closing switch 16, whereby...