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Storage for Dictating Machine Index Strip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096446D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dollenmayer, WL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Dictating machine 1 with associated microphone 2 has a compartment 3 for storing a continuous fan-folded index strip 4. Strip 4 is inserted in compartment 3 through opening 5 and is maintained in stored position by wedge 6. Strip 4 is fed through a retaining channel 7 in order to be perforated with instruction marks or apertures, such as perforations 8 and 9. Microphone 2 has a number of control buttons including Record slide 10, Record-Ligten-Review button 1 1, and Letter (Ltr)-Secretary (Sec) instruction button 12.

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Storage for Dictating Machine Index Strip

Dictating machine 1 with associated microphone 2 has a compartment 3 for storing a continuous fan-folded index strip 4. Strip 4 is inserted in compartment 3 through opening 5 and is maintained in stored position by wedge 6. Strip 4 is fed through a retaining channel 7 in order to be perforated with instruction marks or apertures, such as perforations 8 and 9. Microphone 2 has a number of control buttons including Record slide 10, Record-Ligten-Review button 1 1, and Letter (Ltr)-Secretary (Sec) instruction button 12.

An index marking assembly 13 moves from left to right adjacent the channel 7 from channel point 14 to channel point 15. Assembly 13 is part of a transducer carriage assembly, not shown, which for example, moves across a magnetic belt or other recording media, as dictation proceeds. Assembly 13, therefore, indicates the current dictating position on the recording media. Movement of button 12 to its upper position results in perforation of index strip 4 with a perforation, such as perforation 8. Movement of button 12 to its lower position results in perforation of index strip 4 with a perforation, such as perforation 9.

Strip 4 has pre-punched perforations, such as perforation 16, placed at intervals which correspond to the distance between points 14 and 15. Combination positioning guide and tear station element 17 has extension 18 which engages perforation 16 for positioning strip 4.

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