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Typewheel Inker

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087326D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Balles, PW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A rotating typewheel can be inked from a liquid ink reservoir having an orifice with a metering wick and a supplementary flat stationary pad.

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Typewheel Inker

A rotating typewheel can be inked from a liquid ink reservoir having an orifice with a metering wick and a supplementary flat stationary pad.

In the figure, an ink reservoir 1 is pivotedly mounted by pin 2 in bracket 3, which in turn is pivotedly mounted on a support 4 by pin 5. Reservoir 1 has an orifice with metering wick 6 protruding slightly above pad 7 of polymeric bristles 8 which are in contact with peripheral type faces of typewheel 9. The wick supplies ink to the type faces, and the bristles spread the ink evenly. The bristles also keep the type clear of residue build-up. A spring 10 urges the inking assembly into contact with the typewheel.

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