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May 24, 1,938- B. A. PRocToR 2,118,057 MACHINE FOR COOPERATING WITH RECORD RECEIVING TAPES ‘Original Filed March 17. 1925 _ 46 r- J. 4. 49 f2 INVENTOR ?aw/i011 A. Pro afar ' ‘ ATTORNEY Patented May 24, 1938 2,118,057 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,118,057 MACHINE FOR CO-OPERATING WITH REC 0RD RECEIVING TAPES Barton A. Proctor, Larchmont, N. Y., assignor, by mesne assignments, to News Projection Cor poration, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application March 17, 1925, Serial No. 16,203 Renewed February 16, 1937 7 Claims. This invention relates in general to machines for co-operating with record receiving tapes such as ticker tape, and more especially to machines for co—operating with endless tapes or ?lms. 5 One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a machine co-operating with record receiving tapes such as ticker tape, and more especially with an endless tape, ?lm or the like, whereby the tape may be passed through a stock 10 ticker or the like for receiving printed matter such as stock quotations and the like, and the tape then passed through a bath for removing the printed matter, and ?nally treating the tape to prepare it to be returned to the printing machine 15 or stock ticker. Speci?cally this invention contemplates the provision of a machine co-operating with an end less tape, composed of a transparent material such as celluloid, cellophane or the like, whereby 20 a portion of the tape may ?rst receive printed matter, then have this printed matter projected, and ?nally have the printed matter removed. These and other features, capabilities and ad vantages of the invention will appear from the 25 subjoined detail description of one speci?c em bodiment thereof, illustrated in the accompany (Cl. 88-—24) standards 5 and 6, which support beneath the platform 4 an elongated trough member ‘I having a bath chamber 8 at one end and an elongated heating chamber 9 at the other end. In the course of operation, the tape, in the pres ent instance, an endless tape is mounted to travel from the ticker 3, where it receives printed mat ter, to the projecting machine I where the printed matter is projected and then the tape passes to a suitable ink removing means in the present 10 instance, the bath chamber 8 where the printed matter is dissolved and washed off, whereupon the tape passes to the heating chamber 9 where the tape is dried to prepare itfor again receiving printed matter in the ticker. The liquid in the bath chamber 8 may consist of carbon tetra-chloride or any other ink dissolvent, depending upon the ink being used on the tape. For guiding the tape in its cycle aforesaid, the ticker is provided with the usual guide roller II], which may also be the drive roller, from which the tape passes to the rollers H and I2, indi cated in a general way as the printing mecha nism, after which the tape with its printed matter facing upward is bent a complete ninety (90°) ‘de grees at 26 to pass through and between the roll ers i3 and I4, which apply pressure to the tape Figure 1 is a plan view of the machine; and con?ne the turn in the tape between the said Fig. 2 is a side elevation partly in section of pressure rollers and the stock ticker. The tape ~ then passes to the projecting machine I there to 3O 30 the same; Fig. 3 is a fragmental detail showing part of face the projecting lenses in proper position. the driving mechanism; and From the projecting machine the tape passes Fig. 4 is a fragmental detail showing one of through the guide rollers l5 and i6 and then re the guide rollers used when the endless tape is ceives another ninety (90°) degrees bend at I‘! so provided with perforations along its edges. that its printed matter faces downwardly to pass A projecting machine is illustrated and desig over the guide roller I8 from which the tape nated as l, which in the present instance has a passes to the guide roller i9 into the bath cham ‘plurality of lamps and a plurality of projecting ber 8, and then over to the guide roller 20 at the . means through which extends the ?lm to be pro~ other‘end of the bath chamber 8. 'I‘hereupon the 40 jected, in the present instance an endless tape 2 of tape passes upwardly to the guide roller 2| above paper or an endless strip of celluloid, cellophane the bath chamber 8, and then horizontally over or the like. ‘ the guide roller 22 down into the heating cham One of the main objects of the present inven ber 9, under the guide roller 23 and then along tion is to use an endless strip with a projecting through the heating chamber 8 to the guide roller 45 machine for projecting stock quotations and the , 24 and then upwardly back to the guide roller I0, like whereby the strip can be constantly re-used but before returning to the guide roller i 0 making and thus the disadvantage ~present with the rolls a complete one hundred and eighty (180°) de of paper to-day used with ticker machines result grees bend at 25, so that the proper surface of the ing in a large accumulation of strips of paper to tape will again be in position to receive printed 50 be discarded every day will be overcome. matter. 50 Adjacent to the projecting machine I, there is Of course, in some instances, both faces of the illustrated a stock quotation ticker 3 of usual tape may be used alternately, in which case the construction. ‘ bend at 25 may be omitted. The ticker 3 and projecting machine I, are With the present machine it is desirable that 55 mounted on a platform 4, supported by the the bends 26 and I‘! of the tape turn in the same 55 ing drawing, in which 2 2,118,057 direction so that the surface of the tape receiv ing the impression 50 in the ticker 3 will be fac ing upwardly when it passes out of the pro— jecting machine and will again face upwardly when it leaves the bath and thus be in position to be engaged and treated by the buffer 21. After the tape has passed around the guide roller I9 in the bath chamber 8, and before it passes the guide roller 20, it will pass between 10 two pads 28 and 29, engaging opposite faces of the tape and exercising pressure on the tape while it passes through the bath. With such pressure, these pads 28 and 29 will function as wipers and wipe the ink dissolved on the tape from the same. As the tape leaves the guide roller 20, and before it passes to the guide roller 2|, it is again passed between two pads 30 and 3| which are positioned above and out of the bath chamber 8. The pads 30 and 3| serve fur ther to wipe and clean the tape of any ink which may still appear on the same. 25 30 45 50 From the guide roller 2|, and before‘it reaches the guide roller 22, the tape will pass between the buffer 21 and the roller 32 disposed therebe neath, such buffer 21 and roller 32 exercising pressure on the tape in opposite directions. The buffer 21 is connected, in Fig. 3, to the motor 33 and the roller 32 is operably connected with the drive shaft 34 on which the buffer 21 is mounted by means of the reduction gears 35, 36 and 31, in mesh with one another. The gear 31 is mounted on the shaft 38 to which the roller 32 is ?xed, and the gear 35 is mounted on ‘the shaft 34. The roller 32 rotates at a much lower speed than the buffer 21 in order to retard the movement of the tape relative to the speed im parted to it by the buffer 21 so as to co-operate with the buffer 21 to perform a bui?ng action on the tape 2. Above the buffer 21, there is positioned a drip ping nozzle 39, which is connected with a reser voir 49, to supply a slight amount of moisture or liquid solution to the buffer 21 in order to dis solve any ink that may still remain on the tape that may have dried thereon in streaks. The buffer 21 rotating at a higher velocity than the roller 32 ‘will serve to dissolve and wipe off such remaining ink on the tape. After the tape leaves the buffer 21, and before it passes over the guide roller 22, it will pass under another wiping pad 4|, which serves as an auxiliary pad to further wipe off the tape. The heating chamber 9-is enclosed as shown by the cover member 42, through which the slots 55 43 and 44 are formed, the slot 43 serving as an ductors 46 and 41. Thus obviously as the solenoid 5| is energized whenever a message is transmitted, the armature of the solenoid 5| will serve as a switch to close the current and cause the motor 33 to operate. Obvious ly also when the transmission of the mes sage ceases, the solenoid will be de-energized releasing the armature and thus breaking the thus produced switch of the motor. With the foregoing arrangement, therefore, the electrical circuit leading to the motor 33 is closed by the solenoid 5| every time the ticker operates so that electrical energy flows to and actuates the motor 33. The motor starts up gradually due to the fact that it must overcome its own inertia as well as the resistance of the attached load (tape, pulleys, etc.) which it is driving. After the motor reaches its normal operating speed, it continues running at such speed until the ticker stops printing im 20 pressions on the tape when the solenoid 5| is de-energized and the motor circuit is opened. When the motor circuit is opened, the electrical energy ?owing to the motor is cut off and the motor gradually stops. In this manner, the jerky step by step motion of the tape as it leaves the ticker is converted into a relatively smooth motion so that the tape when passing through the projecting path during the starting and stopping of the motor starts and stops gradually. With the present invention, when it is desired to use an endless perforated ?lm strip 48, such as illustrated in Fig. 4, the various guide rollers l0, |8, I9, 20, 2|, 22, 23 and 24 will preferably be formed like the roller 49 illustrated in Fig. 4, with prongs or teeth 52. It is obvious that various changes and modifi cations may be made to the details of construc tion without departing from the general spirit of the invention, as set forth in the appended 40 claims. I claim: 1. The combination with a stock ticker, of a projecting machine, ink removing means, heating means, an endless tape, and feeding means for feeding said tape successively to cooperate with the ticker, a projecting machine, ink removing means and heating means to receive printed mat ter, project the same, remove the printed matter, dry the tape by the heating means, and then re- _ turn to the ticker for another cycle of opera tion. 2. The combination with a printing mechanism, of a bath, a heat containing chamber, an endless tape, feeding means for repeatedly feeding said opening for the tape 2 to enter the heating cham endless tape from said printing mechanism her 9, and the slot 44 serving as an opening for through said bath and through said heat con the tape 2 to leave the heating chamber 9. For heating the chamber 9 any suitable heating taining chamber, back to said printing mecha nism, and guide rollers for guiding said tape while 60 means may be used, such, for instance, as hot air introduced into the heating chamber 9 through the nozzle 45. As is usual with stock tickers, the tape is only operated and driven when a message is trans - mitted across the wire to operate the printing mechanism, that is, the tape is advanced an in terval of distance after each printing impression or after completing a line of printed matter as is the case with sporting news tickers. There fore, so that the buffer 21 and roller 32 may op 70 erate simultaneously with the feeding mechanism ‘of the ticker 3 in which case the buffer 21 con stitutes a drawing means, exercising a drawing action on the tape in the direction of travel of 75 to the solenoid 5| of the ticker by the con the tape, the motor 33 is preferably connected it is being fed by said feeding means. 60 3. The combination with a printing mechanism, of a bath, a heat containing housing, there being two slots in said heat containing housing, an end less tape, feed mechanism for actuating said end less tape, and guide rollers for guiding said tape from said printing mechanism through said bath into the heat containing housing through one of the slots of the housing, and out of the heat con taining housing through the other slot thereof, back to the printing mechanism for repeat use.’ 70 4. The combination with a printing mechanism, of a bath, a heat containing housing, there being two slots in said heat containing housing, an end less tape, feed mechanism for actuating said end less tape, and guide rollers for guiding said tape 75 3 2,118,057 from said printing mechanism through said bath into the heat containing housing through one of the slots of the housing, and out of the heat con 6. The combination with an endless band, of a light aperture, ink removing means, a band draw ing means for drawing the band across said light taining housing through the other slot thereof, aperture then through said ink removing means, back to the printing mechanism, and pads in en gagement with said tape while it passes through said bath and as it passes from said bath to said heat containing housing to remove the ink on the an electric motor for actuating said band draw ing means, an electric switch, and means in cluding a ticker for drawing the band from said ink removing means toward said ticker and con trolling the electric switch in turn to control the tape dissolved'by the bath. 5. The combination with stock quotation, printing and projecting mechanisms, of an end less ticker tape carried by said mechanism to pass successively and repeatedly through the printing and projecting mechanisms, and means operat 15 ing on the tape subsequent to its passage through the projecting mechanism and prior to its passage through the printing mechanism for removing the matter imprinted on said tape, said printing and projecting mechanism and the ink removing means being positioned close together whereby the length of tape required is reduced to a mini mum. actuation of said motor. . 1O 7. The combination with an endless band, of a printing mechanism adapted to print upon said band and issue the band as it is printed, a com bined drawing and bu?ing roller for drawing the band through said projecting machine and simul taneously cleaning the same, an electric motor to actuate said drawing means, and a switch for shutting o? the current of said motor when said printing mechanism stops. 20 BARTON A. PROCTOR.