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June 21, 1938. 2,121,096 W. E. OLIVER MANIFOLD PACK Filed Sept. 4,_ 1936 3- Sheets-Sheet 1 v15212192930 Midi/Lea‘? E 02:29am, June 21, 1938. 2,121,096 W. E. ’OLIVER MANIFOLD PACK _ Filed Sept. 4, 1936 ‘Q M‘ HilHQ 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 4,95 i __________ 6% 60B Huus 4 @3390 June 21, 1938.‘ w‘ E, oLlvER' 2,121,096 MANIFOLD PACK Filed Sept. 4, 1956 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 2,121,096 Patented June 21, 1938 BEST AVAILABLE COPY UNTTED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,121,096 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 BEST AVAILABLE COPY 2 2,121,096 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.