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Portable Imprinter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090113D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Holovka, C: AUTHOR

Abstract

This portable imprinter is a pocket-size manually operated unit that can be hand-held or fixed to a support. Ink impregnated roll 1, drawing A, has adjacent each end larger diameter washers 2 and 3. The latter and roll 1 are independently rotatable and mounted on shaft 4, journaled at opposite ends in block 5. This is rockably supported on pivot pin 6 that is cantilever-supported by L-shaped base 7. Spring 8 nests in pin 6 and bears against block 5 to rock it clockwise about 6 to a normal position defined by contact of adjusting screw 9 with the base of recess 10 in 7. An embossed credit card or badge 11 with an overlying form 12, drawing B, is gripped and positioned on flat base surface 13.

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Portable Imprinter

This portable imprinter is a pocket-size manually operated unit that can be hand-held or fixed to a support. Ink impregnated roll 1, drawing A, has adjacent each end larger diameter washers 2 and 3. The latter and roll 1 are independently rotatable and mounted on shaft 4, journaled at opposite ends in block 5. This is rockably supported on pivot pin 6 that is cantilever-supported by L-shaped base 7. Spring 8 nests in pin 6 and bears against block 5 to rock it clockwise about 6 to a normal position defined by contact of adjusting screw 9 with the base of recess 10 in 7. An embossed credit card or badge 11 with an overlying form 12, drawing B, is gripped and positioned on flat base surface 13. Then 11 and 12 are pushed or pulled by hand together edgewise between inked roll 1 and washers 2 and 3 and flat backup surface 14 to imprint 12 with the embossed data. Washers 2 and 3 serve as bearers to prevent ink transfer or smudging at the edges of roll 1. Spring 8 permits roll 1 to yield as necessary to provide sufficient clearance for 11 and 12 to pass between 1 and 14.

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