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Felt Wiper Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052954D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Schall, TE Vaughan, WF [+details]

Abstract

A variety of printer devices utilize a horizontal guide bar or shaft on which a print head carrier may ride or from which the position of the print head as it rides may be stabilized. During the functional life time of these devices, it is necessary to provide lubrication and a wiping, cleansing action along the guide shaft to prevent the build-up of grime and abrasive dust particles. Fig. 1 illustrates a horizontal view of a guide shaft 1 on which a print head carrier 2 may slide or reciprocate in the direction of the arrow shown. A felt lubricating wiper 3 is held in place by a retaining clip 4 between the arms of the carrier 2 which would ride on shaft 1.