Auto Turn-Page Mechanism for Passbook Printer
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
In a passbook printer having an auto turn-page (ATP) feature in which a passbook page or leaf is automatically turned for printing transactions on the next page when a page is printed over and some data of transactions to be printed still remains, a unique ATP mechanism is provided for positively performing this function. (Image Omitted) Figs. 1a and 1b show the schematic plan view and front view, respectively, of the mechanism with its major components. As shown in these figures, a passbook 1 is fed to a position under an ATP roller 2 for the ATP operation to be performed in the manner shown in figs. 2-7. In Fig. 2, a gate 3 is opened and the ATP roller 2 comes down to press the passbook 1 against a bottom plate 4 and starts rotating to frictionally deform the upper leaf of the passbook 1.