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Peripheral Printer Ribbon Drive Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067414D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Firth, RV Goff, W [+details]

Abstract

A ribbon drive mechanism is provided for peripherally driving reels of ribbon mounted in a ribbon cartridge. The peripheral drive belt is elastic and independent of the ribbon cartridge itself, i.e., the reels of ribbon in the cartridge are moved into engagement with the peripheral drive mechanism when the ribbon cartridge is loaded into the printer.