# Патент USA US2079198

код для вставкиMay 4, 1937. w. M. BOWE'R v 2,0793% DISTRIBUTING MECHANISM OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ,COMPOSING MACHINES FiledrDec. 28, 1935 . F/a.'/. ‘ F/GZ. I F/GJ 4% Ta @MW Patented May 4, 1937 _ 2,079,198: ‘ UNITED} STAT Es PATENT’OFFICE i ‘ 2,079,198 DISTRIBUTING ‘MEoHANIsM or‘ TYPO ' GRAPHIGAL COMPOSING MACHINES William Morris Bower, Romford, England, as signor to Linotype and Machinery Limited, London, England Application December 28, 1935, Serial No. 56,436 1 In Great Britain December 31, 1934 4 Claims. 1 (Cl. 199—33) Thisinve‘ntion relates to the distributing mech—- V standard form, shown in relation to a section of 5 anism of typographical composing machines such as those known commercially under the‘ regis tered trade mark?Linotype”, wherein circulat a distributor bar of standard form; ing matrices released from a magazine for com according to the invention, appropriate to a ' position in line are, after casting from the com main‘magazine and an auxiliary ‘magazine re posed line, returned to the magazine by being spectively, the sections ‘of the distributor being traversed along a distributor bar having ribs en gaged by teeth on the matrices. ‘ , Figures 2 and 3 are corresponding views of matrices and associated distributor bar sections taken on. the‘ lines 2—-21 and 3-3 of Figure 4, Figure 4; is a broken perspective view of por In the distributing ‘mechanism employed in the‘ commercial machines, 127 distributing combi tions of the‘ ‘improved distributor bar. nations formed with seven pairs of ribs on the dis tributor bar and seven pairs of teeth on each ma is one which would be normally” distributed into The standard ‘matrix A illustrated in Figure 1 trix‘ are available. ‘ The normal text font stored a main magazine, having a, tooth combination 15 in.the‘ma_‘in magazine consisting, of 90 matrices, comprising only the upper and next lower pairs of teeth of equal length, to effect the release of the matrix when, during its travel along a dis and the additional magazine channels usually provided, absorb 92 of these‘combinations. One further combination is used for sorts matrices not stored in the magazine, so ‘that when auxil 20 iary magazines are used arranged alongside the main magazine only 34 remaining combinations are available for use in connection therewith. The object of the present invention is to modify the distributing mechanism, without any mate 2,5 rial departure from standard construction, in order to extend the capacity of such auxiliary or side magazines. To this end, the invention contemplates a distributor bar having six pairs of ribs of standard depth, the top pair‘ of ribs 30 of greater than standard depth, and matrices tributor bar I‘ of standard form, it reaches the section thereof at which the ?rst and second ribs are missing, as shown in Figure 1, all of the 20 ribs of the bar being of equal depth. Figure 2 shows a matrix B‘, also intended for distribution into a main magazine, having a tooth combination corresponding to that of the matrix A, but modi?ed according to the invention by the deepening of the recesses 2 beneath the top pair of teeth 3, and cutting away a portion, indicated in dotted lines in Figure 2, of the extra length of the ?rst pair of teeth thus formed. The matrix C, Figure 3, is formed according 30 to the invention, for distribution to an auxiliary magazine, for which purpose the top pair of teeth 3a are of full length; in all other respects this matrix is similar to the matrix B. The form of the distributor bar for co-opera having corresponding teeth of standard form and the upper pair of teeth more deeply recessed for co-operating with the deeper upper ribs of the distributor bar. By the deep recessing for the 35 upper pairs of teeth of each matrix the said teeth tion With the modi?ed matrices just described, are formed approximately double the normal I will be best understood by reference to Figure 4, length, and bycutting back to half length these in which 4 represents a section of the bar appro extra length teeth onmatrices for the main priate to a main magazine and 4“ a section thereof magazine and correspondingly cutting back to‘ appropriate to an auxiliary magazine. Through 40 half depth the top pair of ribs on the section out the whole length of the bar, the six pairs of of the distributor bar serving the main maga lower ribs are of standard depth, but the top pairs zine, all the combinations employing the top pair of ribs 5 are increased in- depth to an extent cor of teeth and ribs may be duplicated and the responding to the increase in depth of the matrix T45 matrices with the full length top teeth carried recesses 2. On the main magazine 4 of the dis 45 over to the second section of the distributor bar tributor bar the ribs 5 are cut back to half depth, serving the auxiliary magazine, the upper ribs as'indicated at 6, at the parts where main-maga of which will be cut backto the full depth for zine matrices ‘such as B are to be released, where releasing the full length matrix teeth at the ap as, on the auxiliary magazine section 4a, the said 50 50 propriate positions on the bar.‘ ‘ ‘ The invention is hereinafter more fully de scribed with reference to the accompanying ‘ drawing, in which :-' 55 Figure 1 is a side elevation of a matrix of ' ribs are cut back to the full depth as indicated at l, at the parts where auxiliary-magazine matrices such as C are to be released. , It will now be seen that as a matrix B is traversed along the distributor bar section 4, by a 2 2,079,198 one or other of its pairs of teeth engaging with either the second pair of bar ribs of standard form or with the uncut deep upper pair of ribs, until it reaches the point indicated in Figure 2 and by the‘line 2—-2 in Figure 4, where one of the cut-back portions 6 of the ribs 5 occurs in the same vertical plane as a cut-back portion of the second pair of ribs corresponding with the standard second pair of teeth present in the tooth 10 combination. On the other hand, a matrix C cannot be released from the bar section 4, as its full length teeth 3‘1 will remain in engagement with the ribs 5 at both the full-depth and half depth portions thereof throughout the length of 15 the said section, and its release can take place only at the correct rib combination on the auxil iary magazine bar section 4*‘, where a full-depth cut 1 of the upper ribs 5 occurs, as indicated in Figure 3 and at the line 3—3 in Figure 4. Thus, with the usual disposition of the 127 distributing combinations hereinbefore referred to, the 45 tooth combinations employing the top pair of teeth usually restricted to the main maga zine may be duplicated, one set of the form of 25 the matrix B being allocated to the main maga zine, and the other set of the form of the matrix C being available also for the auxiliary magazine. Further combinations embodying the top pair of teeth normally allocated to the auxiliary maga 30 zine are retained for that magazine by giving the top teeth the deeply recessed full-length form as inpthe matrix C above described. The capacity of the auxiliary magazine is thus increased by forty-?ve matrix channels, without increasing the number of teeth and ribs and without provid ing special means such as heretofore proposed for carrying matrices beyond the releasing combina what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. In or for a typographical composing and distributing machine, a distributor bar of the standard seven-rib variety, said bar having a plu rality of pairs of ribs of a given depth and one pair of ribs of a greater depth. 2. In or for a typographical composing and distributing machine, a distributor bar of the standard seven-rib variety, said bar having a plu 10 rality of pairs of shallow ribs and one pair of deep ribs, and formed with two distinct series of corresponding matrix-releasing combinations at respectively different parts of the bar, the com binations of said two series di?ering only in re spect of the depth to which the deep ribs are cut away . 3. In or for a typographical composing and distributing machine, a font of matrices of the standard seven-tooth variety, said matrices hav 20 ing matrix-releasing combinations formed from a plurality of pairs of distributing teeth and com prising two distinct groups of matrices having corresponding combinations, said combinations di?ering only in respect of the length of one pair 25 of teeth. 4. In or for a typographical composing and distributing machine, a font of matrices of the standard seven-tooth variety, said matrices hav ing distributing combinations formed from an upper pair of distributing teeth and a plurality of pairs of lower distributing teeth, and com prising two groups of matrices having corre sponding combinations each including the upper pair of teeth, the combinations of the two groups di?ering only in respect of the length of the upper pair of teeth. tions on the main section of the distributor bar. Having described my invention, I declare that WILLIAM MORRIS BOWER.

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