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Articulated Typewriter Frame

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079954D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kolpek, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

A typewriter is provided, having a wide variety of relationships between the keyboard position and the writing line presented to an operator.

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Articulated Typewriter Frame

A typewriter is provided, having a wide variety of relationships between the keyboard position and the writing line presented to an operator.

The typewriter 10 is in a standard position as viewed in Fig. 1, and consists of electrically interconnected printer 20 and keyboard 30, both supported on independent frames by articulated connections. Printer 20 is supported on the table by stand 40, having on both sides an upstanding flange or stand arm 42 with a pivot stud 41 at its upper end. Pivot stud 41 is anchored to a side edge of printer 20 to provide an articulated pivot connection.

Each pivot stud 41 also pivotally supports a support arm 50 by a bearing connection. Thus the printer 20 and support arms 50 can be pivoted about common axis 44. The support arms 50 include extension portions 54, at the end of which the keyboard 30 is supported by pivotal connections 52, for holding the keyboard 30 in any of a plurality of angular positions.

The possibilities of other positions for the typewriter may be seen from the examples in the other three figures 2 through 4. A short operator may adjust the machine as shown in Fig. 2. Fig. 3 shows an adjustment of typewriter 10 that would enable typing while standing, as for example might be convenient to an operator working with the public at a counter where the typewriter is used to complete forms. Fig. 4 shows typewriter 10 adjusted for use by an operator in a reclining position as might be conven...