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March 29, 1938. L. JENSEN 2,112,671‘ SIDE DELIVERY AUTOGRAPHIC RIEGISTER Filed Feb. 24. 1936 3 Sheets-Sheet l A <5 0 102525 Jévzsezr March 29, 19380 L. JENSEN 2,112,671 SIDE DELIVERY AUTOGRAPHIC REGISTER Filed Feb. 24, 1936 “.49: 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 March 29, 1938. L. JENSEN 2,112,671 SIDE DELIVERY AUTOGRAPHIC REGISTER Filed Feb. 24. 1956 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 \@ Z5 672 47 24 an 2a 00, a. 9 ya7.0F”w g. y_ w @ mmm .L. z 7 _ Patented Mar. 29, 1938 1 2,112,671 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFECE 2,112,671 SIDE DELIVERY AUTOGRAPHIG REGISTER Louis Jensen, Chicago, Ill., assignor to United Autograp-hic Register 00., Chicago, 111., a cor poration of Illinois Application February 24, 1936, Serial No. 65,482 4 Claims. (Cl. 282—16) mechanism having an upper feed roll mounted This invention relates to autographic regis in a housing B’; and C, aligning mechanism. ters and more particularly to an improved feed The casing A is practically identically shown ing and aligning device for an autographic reg in my Patent No. 1,873,593, and’ has its platen ister of the side delivery type. The primary object ‘of the invention is to A’ hinged to one side of the register so that it may be raised to permit access to the supply provide an improved feeding and aligning de compartment A2. The rear of the platen may vice in an autographic register having a supply compartment and a record-compartment in which is ?led a record slip having original en— 10 tries thereon while carbon copies are issued from an opening in the side wall of the machine. In machines of this character a lateral de livery chute is usually disposed between the two compartments- and the feeding device is usually disposed above the chute. Accordingly,v it will be understood that any satisfactory feeding de vice must not occupy much head room or the machine will be unduly high. Heretofore, side delivery registers have been 20 provided, as exempli?ed by my Patent No. 1,873, 593,v issued August 23, 1932, withv feed mech anism having narrow feed disks in alignment with the register perforations in the stationery, and alignment was accomplished: by loss of trac 26 tion on the strips when the perforations reached the grip of the rolls. With that type- of" feed device, special restarting mechanism was re quired and di?‘iculty was encountered in initially loading the machines, unless special register 30 pins were provided for'that, purpose. In the present invention the feed-rolls operate inde pendently of any register perforations and the aligning means which include jogging ?ngers serves to position the stationery properly during 35 the loading operation. The invention is illustrated in the preferred embodiment in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a broken perspective view of an 40 open side delivery autographic register embody be provided with a suitable guide mechanism or tension device ‘I over which stationery strips 8 may be drawn from a zigzag folded packet. in the supply-compartment. sion device is ordinarily enclosed by a skeleton cover 9 which is hinged to one side wall of the casing as indicated at H) and is provided with a latch ll. Preferably the record-compartment A3 is provided with a hinged cover may be locked in closed position by lock I3. The lateral delivery chute posed beneath the feed mechanism l2 which a suitable A4 is dis B and is shaped somewhat like a “cornucopia” so that an : underlying stationery strip projected there As best shown in Figures 2-5, inclusive, the feed mechanism B comprises a lower feed‘ roll M which is journalled in the side walls of the casing and is provided with the central feed drum 15. As shown in Figures 4 and ‘5, the feed roll is provided at one end with a- spur . gear I6 which ‘meshes with an idler gear I‘! which, in turn, meshes with a driving cam gear l8 which is mounted on a crank shaft l9; As shown in Fig. 1, the crank shaft is provided with a crank 28 which is automatically engaged by 35 locking mechanism 2! so that rotation of the crank will be stopped automatically after each complete revolution. The locking mechanism is similar to that shown in my above patentv and need not be described in detail. An upper feed roll shaft 22 is journalled in the housing B’ which is pivoted to the casing at 23. The journal members in the housing are cated at line 4 of Fig. 2; Fig. 5, a broken longi 20 through by means of a feed mechanism will be projected. out through a side wall of the casing and will be understood from my above patent. mechanism, taken as indicated at line 2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, a view similar to Fig. 2, but showing ' 170 The platen and ten— ing the invention; Fig. 2, a broken longitudi nal sectional view of the feeding and aligning 45 the mechanism in a different position; Fig. 4, a broken transverse sectional view taken as indi Y5 slotted and provided with springs 24 ‘to yield ingly urge feed drums 25 into contact with sta tionery resting on the drum l5 when the hous ing is held in a position shown in Fig. 4 by means a register casing provided with a platen A’, a. of a releasable catch 26. The lower feed roll shaftilill-is provided at one end with a spur gear 21 which meshes with the spur gear 28 ?xed 50 to the upper feed roll shaft 22. The gears are matched so that the drums l5 and 25 will ro tate in opposite directions with the same periph supply-compartment A2, a record-compartment eral speed. tudinal sectional view taken as indicated at line 5 of Fig. 4; and Fig. 6, a perspective View of 50 one of the slotted channel members which car ries a jogging ?nger. In the embodiment illustrated, A designates 55 A3, and a lateral delivery chute A4; B, feed The upper feed roll shaft 22 extends laterally 55 2 2,112,671 from the housing B’ and is adapted to be raised strip may be projected into the chute by initially from contact with the stationery by means of a bell crank lever 29 which is pivotally mounted on the casing at 30. The lower end of the crank placing their ends beneath a divider bar 52, or, if 29 is provided with a roller 3| which rides upon a cam 32 and thereby causes the stationery feed desired, additional copies may be projected into the record-compartment by starting them over the divider bar 52, as will be readily understood. The foregoing detailed description is given for clearness of understanding only, and no unnec ing to be arrested momentarily during each rev olution of the shaft IS. The aligning mechanism, which also serves to 10 complete the last portion of the advance of a form length before the crank 20 becomes locked, is shown with channel-like members 33 slidably essary limitations should be understood there from, but the appended claims should be con strued as broadly as permissible in view of the 1O prior art. supported on capped studs 34 provided on cross plate 35 which is secured to the side walls of the 15 machine. The edge portions of the channel mem ing provided with a platen, a supply-compart ment, a record-compartment, and a laterally open 15 I claim: 1. An autographic register comprising: a cas , bers are provided with slots 36 which are adapted delivery chute between said compartments; feed— to be engaged by upwardly extending arms 31 provided on a rock shaft 38. Within the casing, one end of the shaft is provided with an operating 20 arm 39 provided with an outwardly extending ing mechanism in said casing above said chute for projecting an upper strip into the record-com partment and a lower strip through the chute stud 40 projecting through a slot 4| in the cas ing, into engagement with a cam 42 ?xed to a cam gear 43 which is pivotally mounted on the casing at 44 and is driven by the idler gear IT. The arm 39 has anupward extension 45 to which is connected a tension spring 46 which urges the stud 40 into engagement with the cam 42. Thus it will be understood that rotation of the cam gear 43 will cause the slide member 33 to be re 30 ciprocated in timed relation to the movement of comprising a lower feed roll, an upper feed roll 20 yieldingly urged towards the lower feed roll by means of a spring, means for driving said lower feed roll and periodically lifting said upper feed roll so as to advance the strips less than a form length; and longitudinally reciprocal aligning 25 means having ?ngers adapted to engage perfora tions in the stationery and move forwardly to advance and project the lower strip through said laterally open delivery chute. ' 2. A device as speci?ed in claim 1, in which 30 the driving means comprises a crank shaft geared the feed mechanism. The front end portions of the channel members 33 are provided with jog ging ?ngers 41 which are urged upwardly into engagement with register perforations by means 35 of tension springs 48 which are connected to downward extensions 49 of the slide members 33. When the crank is in the locked position shown in Fig. 1, the jogging ?ngers 41 are in the position shown in Fig. 3 and facilitate proper loading of 40 the stationery. After a set of forms has been ?lled in, the crank 20 is given one complete revo lution. This action will cause the slide members 33 to be drawn rearwardly by the arms 31 and the stationery will be advanced slightly less than a form length by feed drums I5 and 25. At this point the bell crank 29 will raise the upper feed roll shaft 22 and the jogging ?ngers will be pro jected forwardly from the position shown in Fig. 2 to the position shown in Fig. 3. This action will permit the ?ngers to engage perforations in the stationery and complete the advance of the form to a registed writing position. The top or original form will be projected into the compart ment A3 and the carbon copy will be projected into the delivery chute A4 where it may be severed lower feed roll and periodically lifting said upper on its line of weakening by drawing the same against a tear-o? edge 50 shown in Fig. 3. To load the machine initially the cover 9 and feed roll against the pressure of the spring so as to advance the strips less than a form-length; and aligning means comprising a pair of jogging the platen A’ are swung upwardly and a zigzag ?ngers pivotally mounted in slotted channel members slidably mounted beneath said platen, 60 60 folded packet of stationery is placed in the sup ply-compartment A2. Strips of stationery 8 are’ to the lower feed roll, said shaft being equipped with cam-means for actuating a bell crank adapt ed to raise one end of the upper feed roll against 35 the pressure of the spring. 3. A device as speci?ed in claim 1, in which a cam-gear is provided to operate the aligning means, a crank shaft is also provided with a cam gear for raising one end of the upper feed roll against the pressure of the spring, the lower feed roll is. provided with a driving gear, and an idler gear is provided in mesh with both of said cam gears and driving gear so that all will be operated in timed relation. 4. An autographic register comprising: a cas ing provided with a platen, a supply-compart ment, a record-compartment, and a laterally open delivery chute between said compartments; feeding mechanism in said casing above said chute for projecting an‘ upper strip into the rec ord-compartment and a lower strip through the chute comprising a lower feed roll, an upper feed roll yieldingly urged towards the lower feed roll by means of a spring, means for driving said then draped around the tensioning or guiding mechanism 1 over the platen A’, in interleaved a rock vshaft having upwardly extending arms adapted to engage the slots in said channel mem bers to reciprocate same, and cam-means for relation with carbon strips 5|, and impaled by rocking said shaft forwardly when the upper feed jogging ?ngers 4'! which are in the position indi cated in Figs. 1 and 3. The housing member B’ may then be latched in the position shown in Fig. roll is raised so that the ?ngers engage perfora 65 tions in the strips to align and complete the feed a f orm-length and project the lower strip through 4 and after the skeleton cover 9 is closed the ma chine is ready for use. If desired, more than one said underlying chute. ' ' LOUIS JENSEN.