CARRIAGE SUPPORT APPARATUS
Original Publication Date: 1976-May-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A carriage support apparatus 10 comprises an elongate tubular housing 12 having opposing normally open ends 14 and 16. A carriage 18 is capable of being mounted to hous~ ing 12. The apparatus 10 further comprises a pair of linear bearings 20 and 22 mounted in housing 12 adjacent respective opposing ends 14 and 16. The outer surface of each bearing is tightly fitted against a respective one of a pair of recessed portions 24 and 26 of the inner wall 28 of the housing with the opposing inner ends 30 and 32 of the bearings 20 and 22 abutting a respective pair of shoulders 34 and 36. Shoulders 34 and 36 are formed in inner wall 28 at the junctions of the recessed portions 24 and 26 with a remaining intermediate portion 38 of the inner wall.