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Pocket Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090357D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nassimbene, EG: AUTHOR

Abstract

This captive set of rubber stamps speeds the printing of texts in characters of a human or machine readable type family. Rectangular frame 10 has rods 12 and 14 on which rubber stamps 16 bearing the characters A...Z and 0...9 are strung in two groups. Each stamp 16 is arranged on the rod to be pivoted from horizontal position to a vertical position for printing. The type face of each stamp is made of a self-inking rubber. Because the type faces of the two groups of stamps oppose each other in the horizontal position, the stamp faces are protected from damage and contacting of the ink in the stamp is prevented.

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Pocket Printer

This captive set of rubber stamps speeds the printing of texts in characters of a human or machine readable type family. Rectangular frame 10 has rods 12 and 14 on which rubber stamps 16 bearing the characters A...Z and 0...9 are strung in two groups. Each stamp 16 is arranged on the rod to be pivoted from horizontal position to a vertical position for printing. The type face of each stamp is made of a self-inking rubber. Because the type faces of the two groups of stamps oppose each other in the horizontal position, the stamp faces are protected from damage and contacting of the ink in the stamp is prevented.

To use the device, a stamp 16 having the desired character is selected, pivoted, and pressed down onto a record medium 20. Alignment of the line of printed characters is enabled by using guide plates 22 and 24 which also serve as covers for the set of stamps when it is in storage. One plate 22 is shown in position for printing. The other plate 24 is shown in position for storage. Plate 24 is joined to plate 22 to form an overall guide twice as long as frame 10. The printing is visually observed by looking down through the assembly. Only the stamp selected for the printing in each instance obstructs the view. Spacing is afforded by a plurality of spacing bosses 26 on guides 22 and 24 arranged to cooperate with a multiple of complementary dimples, not shown, on the under side of frame 10. The relative spacing of the dimples and the bosses is of...