Low Cost, Rapid Assembly Paper Bail
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
A paper bail assembly must have enough rigidity to transmit torque from the bail arm on one side of the printer to the bail arm on the other side. Only one arm has to be physically moved to induce a corresponding motion to the other arm. At the present time, this rigidity is provided by having a special screw on each end to fasten the paper bail shaft to the paper bail arms. This requires having a hole drilled and tapped perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis on each end of the shaft. The described method of assembly will eliminate the tapped holes and special screws, reduce assembly time and reduce manufacturing costs.