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June 21, 1938.
2,121,096
W. E. OLIVER
MANIFOLD PACK
Filed Sept. 4,_ 1936
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MANIFOLD PACK
Walter E. Oliver, Somerville, Mass.
Application September 4, 1936, Serial No. 99,452
2 Claims. _ (Cl. 282-12)
This invention relates to manifold packs such
as are used in autographic registers, and the ob
ject is to provide a pack adapted for convenient
manual manipulation to dispose successive sec
5 tions in position for inscription, yet wherein one
strip may be retained without severance of the
individual forms of which the same is made up.
My invention will be well understood by refer
ence to the following description taken in con
10. nection with the accompanying drawings, where
int
Fig. 1 is a plan view of an autographic reg
ister of the hand-pull type equipped with a pack
embodying my invention;
15
Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section thereof;
Figs. 3 and 4 are fragmentary plan views of
the strips or webs going up to make the pack;
and
Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5—~5 of Fig. 2.
20
Autographic registers are well known wherein
a plurality of strips, each consisting of a suc
cession of forms or “tickets”, are folded back and
forth in a zigzag manner to form what is known
as a pack and from which successive sets of
25 tickets are led over a table into cooperation with
carbon paper for inscription. Some of these reg
isters are of the hand-pull type in that the strips
are drawn forward by a grasping hand applied
directly thereto, and others utilize a mechanical
30 feed, usually manually actuated. Among the
latter are registers of the type known as refold
ers in which, while the uppermost tickets of the
set are torn off, those of the lower strip are not
severed but, on the contrary, the strip is re
35 folded in a storage compartment. As far as I
am informed, there has hitherto been no hand
pull refolder, a, construction made possible by
the use of the pack which I am about to de
scribe.
40
For simplicity I have herein shown the pack
as consisting of only two strips, an upper strip
A from which the sections are severed and a
lower strip B which is the refolded strip, and in
Fig. 2 I have shown the edges of these strips
45 as a single line and have omitted the usual
carbon strip. The strips A and B are folded
back and forth in zigzag to form the pack P
which in the form of register shown is disposed
in the storage compartment 5 from which the
50 strips are led over the guide rolls ‘I and 9 over
a table ll where they are interleaved with car
bon paper for inscription. The rolls "I and 9 are
of substantial diameter, are spaced slightly less
than the length of a section or ticket and are
55 unobstructed at their relatively remote sides,
as described more in detail in my copending ap
plication, Serial No. 49,468, ?led Nov. 13, 1935.
When the strips are drawn by hand about these
rollers, the passage of the fold lines about the
rollers causes a variation in resistance which is
felt by the operator as a signal. Thereafter on
release of the tension the strips align themselves
along the fold line shown at the left of Fig. 2
so that the inscriptions on the tickets overlying
the table II will be in proper register.
1.0
At the right-hand end of the table the lower
most strip, which is a record strip, passes under
a division bar 13 while the uppermost strip passes
above the same and is adapted to be torn 01f
along the line of junction between successive sec
tions, this being facilitated by the tear-off blades
l5 (Fig. 1). The lowermost strip B, on the con
trary, passes to the right between the overhang
ing ?anges ll of the case and opposed ?anges
I9 which con?ne the edges of the same loosely 90
and prevent the strip from crumpling up on
itself until it is pressed forward against the
refolding cam 2| at the right-hand end of the
case which serves to cause it to fold up in a
zigzag manner in the compartment 23 at the
right.
To permit this action to be e?ected manually, '2
the lowermost strip B of the pack is of peculiar
construction. In Figs. 3 and 4 I have shown
fragments of the upper and lower strips sepa 20
rated and the successive sections, forms or tick
ets are indicated by numbers 49, 53, El and 52,
which might be imagined to be serial numbers
of the tickets in the pack. The sections of the
strip A may be of any ordinary or suitable con as
struction and ordinarily will comprise sections
corresponding in length to the length of the
pack itself joined along perforated lines and usu
ally printed to provide a heading and a space
for inscription. The sections of the strip B have 40
spaces for inscription corresponding to those of
the strip A but conveniently in the portion cor—_
responding to the heading of the other strip,
which heading is not necessary on a record strip,
each section of ticket is provided at its follow
ing end (considering the direction of movement
of the paper over the table II) with a central
opening 25 of a size to permit the insertion
therethrough of the thumb or index ?nger. This
opening may be circular and preferably is dis
posed to just cross the junction line between
successive tickets.
Referring now to Fig. 1, we may suppose that
ticket 50A has been inscribed and torn off, leav
ing ticket 50B between the ?anges IT and [9 at 55
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the right of Figs. 1 and 2, while tickets BIA and
SIB are located for inscription over the table.
The inscription being made, these tickets should
be drawn toward the right in the ?gures to dis
pose tickets 52A and 52B over the table, to with
draw 5 IA to the right of the blades l5 for tearing
off but without severing 5 l B, and to feed forward
50B to the refolding mechanism. The leading
edge of ticket MA is presented between the blades
10 [5 in position to be grasped by the ?ngers. The
opening 25 permits the insertion of the ?nger
through this opening so that the superposed lead
ing edges of HA and SIB may be grasped as a
unit and drawn forward as a unit to withdraw
15 them from the table to dispose a succeeding set of
tickets over the table while 50B is pushed forward
to the refolding equipment. When the parts have
advanced the strip B is left undisturbed while
the section of the overlying strip A which lies to
20 the right of the tear-off blades I5 is torn off and
disposed of as desired.
To permit grasping of the lower ends of the
tickets as described the bars adjacent the right
hand end of the table II are centrally cut away.
25 The ?anges is are laterally spaced to provide a
passageway between them through which the
lowermost of the grasping ?ngers moves from left
to right viewing Fig. 2 in the act of drawing out
the ticket and are here shown as projecting later
30 ally from the upper edges of the ?anges of an up
wardly facing channel 2‘! disposed centrally and
longitudinally above the compartment 23.
When more than one copy of the original is to
be made and the pack therefor embodies more
35 than two strips the intermediate strips duplicate
in structure the strip A and the sections thereof
are withdrawn and torn off with those of strip A,
as will be understood.
from the spirit or essential attributes thereof, and
I therefore desire the present embodiment to be
considered in all respects as illustrative and not
restrictive; reference being had to the appended
claims rather than to the foregoing description to
indicate the scope of the invention.
I claim:
1. A manifold pack for use with an autographic
register comprising a number of immediately su
perposed strips of paper, each of which comprises 10
a series of successive tickets adapted for inscrip
tion, folded together in zigzag manner to form a
pack, the lowermost strip only having between
its sides at the following ends of the tickets open
ings formed to pass the ?nger, the superposed 15
strips being unbroken where they overlie the
opening in the lowermost, whereby, when overly
ing tickets of a superimposed set are torn off, the
leading ends of all the tickets of a following set
may be manually grasped to dispense the same
from the pack.
2. A manifold pack for use with an autographic
register comprising a number of immediately su
perposed strips of paper each adapted for in
scription folded together in zigzag manner to 25
form a pack, at least the uppermost strip com
prising a series of forms having each a heading
and an inscription-receiving portion, the lower
most strip only comprising corresponding sec
tions having aligned inscription-receiving por 30
tions and having openings through the portions
aligned with the headings, which openings are
formed to pass the ?nger, the superposed strips
being unbroken where they overlie the opening in
the lowermost, whereby, when overlying forms 35
are torn oil, the succeeding superposed sections
of the strips may be manually grasped as a unit
to dispense the same from the pack.
I am aware that the invention may be em
bodied in other speci?c forms without departing
WALTER E. OLIVER.
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