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Ribbon Threading Peg and Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040688D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bowen, ME Horrall, PD Survant, TG [+details]

Abstract

A ribbon is threaded from a supply spool to a take-up spool by a user grasping a peg at the front end of the ribbon to thread the ribbon and then attaching the peg to a retainer on the take-up spool. A supply spool 1 has a ribbon 2 with a threading peg 3 attached to its front end 4. The peg 3 is grasped by a user and threaded along its desired path. The peg 3 is then positioned within a retainer 5 of a take-up spool 6 to secure the ribbon 2 to the take-up spool 6. This not only enables the user to easily load the ribbon 2, but it also keeps the user from touching the ribbon 2.