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Calculating Line Lengths in Character Escapement Values of Two Composer Type Head Characterizing Colors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080054D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rehwald, W: AUTHOR

Abstract

With this device, the character escapement values of the characters of any character sequence can be added up and converted into character escapement values of another characterizing color.

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Calculating Line Lengths in Character Escapement Values of Two Composer Type Head Characterizing Colors

With this device, the character escapement values of the characters of any character sequence can be added up and converted into character escapement values of another characterizing color.

At the circumference of thin-walled type cylinder 1 the upper and lower case alphabet, as well as numbers and special symbols, are arranged one beside the other. Arranged above these characters, are those which can be set by special type heads by operating the same key of the composer. Beneath these characters, slots 3 are provided in jacket 2 of type cylinder 1, these slots having circular holes 4 at both ends. The spacing of the centers of these holes 4 corresponds to the character escapement value of the characters arranged thereover. Type cylinder 1 includes a front wall 5 secured to a centrally located bearing axle 6. The cylinder 1 is rotatably supported in frame 7.

At its circumference, front wall 5 includes milling 22 protruding through window 23 of casing 8. Casing 8 furthermore provides slot 9 which is of such a width, that only one of the respective of slots 3 in type drum 1 is visible. Through this slot 9, pencil 10 is inserted into the respective visible slot 3 of type cylinder 1. Pencil 10 has leg 11 with a diameter which is slightly smaller than the width of a slot 3. The free end of leg 11 carries head 12 with a diameter which is greater than that of leg 11, and only slightly smaller than holes 4 at the ends of slots 3. Due to the design of pencil 10 and slots 3, pencil 10 is inserted into, or withdrawn from, slot 3 only at...