Motorized Coupling for Typehead Rotate Selection
Original Publication Date: 1981-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
A print carrier such as that found in the IBM SELECTRIC typewriter or in other similar moving print carrier typewriters, the rotate system may be replaced with a rotate selection motor 10 which, in turn, may be connected to the lower ball socket of the rocker selection system. Lower ball socket 12 acts to transmit any rotary force received to the typehead 14. Upon modification of the carrier, it is desirable to maintain the weight of the rocker portion of the print module 16 at a minimum. The rocker carries the lower ball socket and other support for the type element 14 and pivotally mounted on rocker pivot shaft 18 to impact typehead 14 onto the platen 20.