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Printing and Stock Feeding Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096042D
Original Publication Date: 1964-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Davis, WM: AUTHOR

Abstract

The drawings depict a dual purpose printing and stock feeding device showing its construction and orientation during a stock feeding and printing cycle.

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Printing and Stock Feeding Mechanism

The drawings depict a dual purpose printing and stock feeding device showing its construction and orientation during a stock feeding and printing cycle.

The device has a stock support consisting of a pair of supporting elements 1 and 3. The latter is shown broken away so as not to obscure other parts of the device. Supports 1 and 3 are mounted to a reciprocating channel member, not shown. Stock, e. g., a card 5, which is transported to the position shown in the upper drawing along support surfaces 7 and 9 by conventional feed devices, not shown, has its trailing edge positioned in motion-receiving relationship with a feed finger 11. This is mounted to the reciprocating channel via a pin 13. Rightward reciprocation of the channel causes the finger 11 to advance the card 5 to the print station, lower drawing.

At this station, the card is positioned beneath an ink ribbon 15 and a set of type characters 17. The trailing edge of card 5 is abutting a stationary stop 14 which is transversely offset from the feed finger path. During the rightwardly reciprocating motion of the channel and associated elements connected to it, print roll 18, which is mounted on rod 19, moves beneath the characters 17 to a position to the right of it. This print roll motion occurs because rod 19, upon which print roll 18 is rotatably mounted, is carried by frame member 21 which is itself mounted for pivotal movement about a rod 23 connected to the recipro...