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Aug. 31, 1937.
H. FALK ET AL
2,091,940
RACK FOR HOLDING PRINTING MACHINE MATRIX MAGAZINES
Filed April 19, 1957
Patented Aug. 31, 1937
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‘UNITED STATES PATENT oriea
2,091,940
RACK FOR. HOLDING PRINTING MACHINE
MATRIX MAGAZINES
Harry Falk, Silver Spring, Md., and George Ellis
Smouse, Washington, D. 0.
Application April 19, 1937, Serial No. 137,830v
1 Claim. (Cl. 276—44)
(Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, as
amended April 30, 1928; 3'70 0. G. 757)
the rack support to the Linotype machine frame
The invention described herein may be manu
factured and used by or for the Government of at one point, and resting it upon the floor that
the United States for governmental purposes supports the machine, at another point, greatly
without the payment to us of any royalty thereon, ~ stabilizes the machine, as a whole and reduces
5 in accordance with the provision of the act of the vibration thereof in a marked degree, result- 5
ing in more satisfactory machine operation.
April 30, 1928 (ch. 460, 45 Stat. L. 467);
In the drawing illustrating the invention—
This invention relates to a rack for holding
Figure 1 is a phantom view in side elevation
printing machine matrix magazines. These mag
of so much of a Linotype machine frame as is
azines are bodies or casings of prismoidal shape;
10 that is to say, their upper and lower ends are necessary to show the manner of attaching the 10
parallel, while the body as a whole is narrower rack support to the machine, there being shown
at the bottom than at the top and the magazines in side elevation the improved rack.‘
Figure 2 is a perspective view of assembled
contain various styles of matrices used in
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printing.
rack arms and a portion of the rod or standard
It is customary to store these magazines in
large generally rectangular racks located in any
available space in printing establishments. The
upon which they are mounted and supported.
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Figure 3 is a top edge view of the rack arms
swung slightly apart from each other with maga
zines thereon in dotted lines.
Figure 4 is an end edge view of the rack arms
showing in dotted lines three magazines in the 20
positions in which they are supported when in
place in the rack.
Figure 5 is a side elevation of the farthest rack
racks are sometimes made up of pipe sections
connected by various elbows, TS, and couplings
20 so assembled as to form suitable uprights and
series of shelves on which the magazines are
supported in horizontal'position. Much space is
taken up by these racks that had better be used
for other purposes, as for instance, free and un
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Figure 6 is‘a rear View of a matrix magazine. 25
chines that are upon the floor.
Our invention contemplates the elimination or
Referring to the drawing, l designates, in dot~
displacement of these objectionable racks by a
simple rack that is so constructed, shaped and.
30 positioned relative to the Linotype machine that
the operator will always have handy, by his own
machine, the necessary magazines for his uses,
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and in so doing utilize a space above the ?oor
and behind the machine, the rack being so con
structed that its various arms may be swung
collectively or individually, laterally into the
space behind the machine to be entirely out of
the way, and swung to position from said space
to position for the easy and convenient removal
40 of the magazines and their replacement for use.
One of the arms of the rack is provided with
means for hanging or supporting two magazines
so that when the operator has ?nished with a
magazine and desires to replace it on the rack
45 and take a new one therefrom, he utilizes the
“two-magazine arm” upon which to temporarily
hang the magazine that has just been removed
from the Linotype machine, freeing his hands
and enabling him to easily and conveniently re
50 move a magazine from one of the other arms.
It has been found in practice that not only is
the rack of great and practical utility on account
of the previously recited and suggested advan
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arm.
obstructed passages between the numerous ma
tages over racks in common use, but that an
element thereof, due to the mode of attaching
ted lines, a part of the frame of a Linotype ma
chine, there being shown in full lines the upper
part 2 of one of the side pieces of the machine,
enough to show the attachment thereto by bolts 30
3 of a metal strap 1!- whose outer end is rigidly
connected to the upper end of a cylindrical stand—
ard 5, the strap being of a size and strength to
insure a strong connection between the machine
part 2 and the standard 5. The lower end of this 35
standard is provided with a circular foot 5 that
rests upon the ?oor adjacent the machine base.
Midway of the height of the standard a collar 1
is placed, the collar being adjustable and secur
able in adjusted position by a set-screw 8, so that 40
the rack arms may be adjusted vertically to suit
the convenience of the operator.
The rack proper comprises preferably three
arms (although obviously a greater number may
be employed), an outer arm 9, an intermediate as5
arm it], and an inner arm ii, the construction
and arrangement of said arms being such that
when assembled on the standard the upper edges
of all of them are ?ush or in the same plane,
while their bottom edges are stepped down from
the arm 9, as shown in Figures 1 and 4.
The outer arm a at its wider end is provided
with two laterally extending bosses l2 and l2’ }
apertured for the passage of the standard 5.
Similarly, the inner arm I l is provided with two 55
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laterally extending bosses Ill and iii’, also pro
vided with holes for the passage of the stand
ard; whereas the central or intermediate arm
hold a magazine that has just been taken from
the machine, while the operator takes one of the
others for immediate use.
It, being radial to the standard, is provided with
Referring to Figure 1, between. the points C
Ul bosses l5 and 95', not offset as are the other
and D, there is a very considerable space above
bosses, through the holes in which the standard
the floor which is ordinarily utterly lost, but into
which, according to our arrangement, the rack
5 extends. From the foregoing it will be seen
that the Whole assemblage is pivotally supported
on the standard and vertically adjustable there
1 0 on, such adjusted position being determined by
the position of the collar ‘i.
The arms 9, iii and H are each provided with
two laterally extending integral lugs i6 near
their upper edges, the lugs being located one at
the outer end and the other at the inner end of
each arm,—all of the lugs‘ being recessed as in
dicated at ll’ to receive the usual cross-arm of
the magazine. However, the arm ii is provided
with two similar additional lugs l8, like the lugs
20 it, being provided with recesses it; or, in other
words, the lugs on one side of the farthest rack
are duplicated on the other side.
In Figure 6, A designates the Linotype maga
zine of common form, which, as intimated, is.
provided, also as is usual, with a cross-arm B
whose ends extend siightly beyond the side edges
of the body and serve a useful function when the
magazine is in the machine. The ends of the
bar 13, as shown, rest in the recesses i‘? when
the magazines are in the rack, and thus this bar
is utilized in our arrangement as a. means for
their supported
swung to
advantageously utilize
magazines
such
can be
space.
The dotted circles at the back of the machine 10
are intended to represent end views of the ma
chine motor. Both of these are at the far side
of the machine and consequently in no way iiiterfcre with the swinging of the rack arms with
their supported magazines.
through which the standard extends and by
which said arms are pivotally supported for in
dependent swinging movement on said standard,
the upper boss or" one of the arms being substan
tially in line with the upper edge of its arm
whereby the arm is supported in radial position 25
relative to the standard, the upper bosses of the
other arms being laterally offset, the offset upper
boss of one or" said other arms being above the
upper edge of the arm, and the upper boss of
the other being below said upper edge, whereby 30
ily lifted therefrom and replaced as the exi
gencies of the case may require or make desir
able. The extra lugs on the arm l l, as intimated
at the outset, are only intended to temporarily
supporting a magazine.
HARRY FALK.
GEORGE ELLIS SMOUSE.
rack arms in such a way that they can be read~
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We claim:
A rack for printing machine matrix maga
zines, including a standard, a plurality of rack
arms provided with upper and lower bosses
said other arms may be assembled on the stand
ard relative to the ?rst mentioned arm so that
the upper edges of all of the arms are in the
same plane, and means carried by the arm for
hanging or supporting the magazines on the
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arms and
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