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Oct. 18, 1938. H. J. wAEcHTER ` 2,133,792 AUTOGRAPHIC REGISTER Filed June 2l, 1957 E INVENTOR. Wm# )f1/nz( ATToRNEYs. Patented Oct. 18, 1938 A 2,133,792, UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,133,7 92 AUTOGRAPHIO REGISTER Harry J. Waechter, Mount Healthy, Ohio, as signor to Paul Benninghofen and Fritz G. Dies bach, trustees, Hamilton, Ohio Application June 21, 1937, Serial No. 149,368 6 Claims. (Cl. 282-12) This invention relates to improvements in autographic registers or manifolding machines particularly for manifolding and dispensing shipping of coordination with the operation of the ad vancing mechanism with the result that the paper was torn. or sales bills and the like. In such types of machines, the shipping or sales bills are incorpcrated in strips of paper either wound on reels or folded into packets and dispensed in definite It has been the object of the present inven tion to provide a register in which the parts `are Cl reduced to an absolute minimum and which at the same time has al1 of the advantages of those measured proportions corresponding to the length registers incorporating interposed coordinated pin of the individual shipping bill or sales slip. lo Thereafter the bills or slips are severed from the strips. These continuous strips of paper or continuous form stationery are fed from a supply and feed mechanism. ‘ It has been the further ,object to provide a i0 machine in which the initial projection vof the forward end of the strips and the alignment of compartment upon and over a writing table or the forms can be accomplished by some con platen. The strips also contain ñling holes lo- veniently accessible hand instrumentality; l5 cated in the spacing between the forms and adjacent the tear-off lines established across the sheets. These apertures are utilized in the machine for permitting the withdrawal of the strips in measured lengths, or lengths representing the ¿.13 full length of each printed form. 'I‘hey are also utilized in the operation of aligning and registering the printed forms of the severed strips upon the writing table for .making the entries and manifolding and holding the same in position ¿5 while making the entries. These objects have been fulñlled in the provi- l5 sion of a machine in whichthe strip arresting means is displaceable by means of a pencil which is conveniently in the hand of the operator upon the completion of the step `of ñlling out theform, and which at the same time is so arranged as to ‘zo permit forward feed for projection- of the strips through the same instrumentality. vIn other words, the present achievement has made it pos sible to release and project the strips by the » simple manipulation of a pencil or a like instru- 25 In the present machine the apertures or ñling holes are engaged by a pin or detent, which pin .arrests the feed of the superposed strips and aligns the same by registration with superposed 3@ aligned apertures. Heretofore, the machines have incorporated interposed mechanical means for advancing the pin, or pins, a predetermined amount to cause a short feed advance of the strips to project the forward ends thereof sufficiently 35 from the forward end of the machine to enable the operator to grasp the same for continuing the withdrawal of the forms. Continued withdrawal brought the next successive set of aper- mentality. It has been the further object of this inven tion to provide a strip of paper incorporating successive sales slips which, includes means co ordinating or adapting the strips for use in the 30 present machine and which, therefore, is ac curately and efficiently fed through the machine. Other objects and certain advantages will be more fully apparent from a description of the accompanying drawing, in which: 35 Figure 1 is a fragmentary top plan view of the forward end of the machine. Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2_2, tures into registration with the pins after which 40 the withdrawn or completed forms were torn off. Figure 1. , Figure 3 is a vsectional View taken on line 3-3, 40 In the present invention it has been found that an extremely inexpensive machinel can be produced wherein the short feed advance of the strips for projecting the same beyond the register 45 to a position, where the operator is able to grasp the same, can be accomplished entirely manually. The registers of the past have required a great deal of mechanism for accomplishing the depres- sion of the pins and the discharge of the strips 50 from the machine. Furthermore, there has been the necessity for accurate or precise mechanical cooperation between the feed rolls and the de- pressible pins. Unless the machine has operated perfectly, disalignment of strips has occurred, 55 or there has been failure of pin release or lack Figure 2, showing the depressible pin in strip ar resting position.v ' ` Figure 4 iS a VieW SllOWing the Pin depressed for releasing the StriDS' Figure 5 iS a SeelJiOnal VîeW teken Online 5--5, 45 Figure 3. Figure 6 iS an _enlarged fragmentary VieW Of »a portion of Figure 2, ShOWing the Din in 'Strip arresting position. Figure '7 iS a View Jreiken Similar i0 Figure 6 50 but showing the pin depressed by means Of a pencil. » Figure 8 iS a View taken Similar t0 Figure 6 showing 'the strips projected by forward manipu lation 'of the pencil. " 55 2 2,133,792 Figure 9 is a sectional view taken similar to Figure 6 showing the mechanism in position at the last stage of strip advance just before the pin rises into the apertures for arresting strip move C21 ment. The embodiment of the invention disclosed ín the drawing consists, in general, of a casing pro viding a writing table and a storage chamber. The superposed strips are disposed in the cham 10 ber, from which they are drawn across the table to the front thereof and beneath the writing opening of the casing lid. Each form has an aperture near its juncture with the next form for alignment with a stop pin. The stop pin is mounted in the casing beneath the table in posi tion for traversing aligned or registered aper tures of superposed strips for arresting movement of the strips and aligning the same. The operatoruses the pencil which is con veniently in his, or her hand after filling out the form and very quickly depresses the pin by en gagement .of the pencil against the pin and through~ the openings in the paper. Thereupon, without retracting the pencil a forward or lateral v25 force is imparted to the pencil, thus feeding the superposed strips forwardly until their forward margins can be grasped for pulling the super posed sales slips to their tear-off positions. Referring to the drawing, the casing is general 30 ly indicated at I0. The casing consists of a base portion II and a lid I2. The lid is hinged to the base portion on hinge pins I3. It is secured at visible and accessible for writing. At the same time, the lid provides a- margin 33 around the paper for holding it upon the platen. A ñange 34 is turned downwardly from the forward edge of the opening adjacent a plate 35 which provides CFI an under surface for the lid in contact with the superposed strips of paper as they pass through the delivery slot 36in the forward end wall of the lid. The strips of paper in this invention preferably 10 incorporate a single opening 31 in each form. This opening is located just back of the tear or severance lines between adjacent forms and to ward one side edge of the strip. The platen or table incorporates guide flanges at each corner 15 thereof. At the rear, guide flanges 38 are dis posed perpendicularly to the top of the table. At the forward end the flanges 39 turn inwardly parallel with the table top to provide over-hang ing portions marginally overhanging the paper and yet permitting its passage therebeneath. The superposed strips of paper in this embodi ment of the invention are arrested by a single ‘ detent or stop pin 40 located at the forward end of the compartment. This detent pin is spring 25 urged upwardly so that normally it projects above the table top for immediate entrance into the openings of the paper as they register there with. The pin is mounted on the forwardly pro jecting flange 4I of a pivoted arm 42. The sup 30 port for the arm is a plate or septum 43 disposed parallel to and spaced from the front wall of the the rear by means of a latch I4. A compartment compartment. I 5 for the superposed strips I6 is provided within the casing. In this disclosure, the strips are supplied in packet form, being folded on the severance lines between the sales slip forms. The compartment incorporates side walls I'I having flanges I8 se This plate 43 includes a base flange 44 attached to the floor of the compartment. The arm is 35 40 cured to the base of the casing, a bottom I9 se cured to the side walls and a front wall 20 secured between the side walls. The compartment I5 in cludes a lid 2| which functions as the writing table or platen. This table or platen 2| incorporates down wardly turned flanges 22 along its longitudinal side edges. The table is hinged to the compart ment at its forward end by means of hinge pins 23 traversing the side flanges and the side walls of the compartment. The table carries a roll of carbon paper 24 along one side edge, incorporating for this pur pose a ledge or shelf 25. superposed strips of carbon paper are incorporated in the roll. The roll is mounted and maintained in position by means of Yacircular guard 26 encircling the roll and mounted on a rock shaft 2‘I. A spring 28 is wound around the rock shaft and has its respec tive ends fixed to the stationery shelf and the pivoted or hinged on a pin 45 at one side of the compartment, the pin being ñxed in the support plate. Thus the arm is disposed and slides along the front face of the plate. A spring 46 is wound around the pin and has one of its terminals fixed 40 to a lug 4'I` of the plate and the other fixed to the arm, being tensioned to exert the upward swinging force on the arm. Upward movement of the arm is limited by a lug 48 struck from the support plate and projecting across the path of 45 movement of the arm. The outer end 49 of the arm is turned around the side edge of the sup port plate so as to prevent displacement of the arm from its flush sliding engagement with the support plate. The side edge 50 of the support 50 plate is arcuate, the center of the arc being de scribed from the pivot point of the arm. _ The lid of the casing incorporates a slot 5I aligned with and providing access to the top of the detent pin from above the register. This slot 55 extends forwardly substantially to the forward edge of the lid. Likewise, the platen or table top is slotted as at 52, from the region of the pin forwardly. guard respectively for constantly urging the Y Assumingthat the register has been loaded with 60 guard down around the roll of carbon paper. The strips of carbon paper are transversely threaded across between the superposed strips superposed strips of paper which have been ad vanced so as to register superposed apertures 31 of manifold paper and their free ends are locked or clamped against the edge or side of the table with the pin 40 (see Figure 6) the following oper tions will ensue. 'I‘he operator ñlls out the form or sales slip with some writing instrumentality 65 or stylus such as a pencil 53. Upon the comple by means of a clamping bar 3D. This clamping bar is pivotally mounted at the forward end of tion of the operation of filling out the form, the the table and is latched in position at its rear pencil is then utilized as the paper releasing and end when engaged upon the carbon paper. The rear end of the table is rounded to provide advancing means. To this end the top of the 70 a circular edge 3l around which the manifold pin may be concave as at 54 so as to efficiently paper passes in its movement from the compart . receive thepencil point. The operator depresses ment along the table to the forward end thereof. the pin by engaging the same with the pencil and thereupon causes the end of the pencil to The lid of the casing includes a rectangular open 75 ing 32 through which a complete sales form is traverse the openings 31 in the paper (see Fig 75 2,133,792 ure 7). A pencil is admirably suited for this pur pose since it has a tapered end. A short forward movement of the paper is then brought about by moving the pencil forwardly, 3 paper containing printed sales slip forms may be drawn, a depressible pin mounted beneath the platen and engageable through registerable openings in the strips for stopping the forward' that is, traversing the slots 5|, 52 in the lid and ` feed of the strips at predetermined points, the platen. This operation aligns the strips since the only means for depressing the pin being engageforward margins of the apertures will be engaged ment with the top of the pin itself, and a tapered by the pencil (see Figure 8) as the forward instrumentality 'engageable with the top of the movement of the pencil is effected. This short pin adapted for traversing the' apertures and forward movement projects the forward ends of moving the paper forward by forward movement the strips beyond the line of the register where of the instrumentality while in the apertures, they can be conveniently grasped and the strips and means on the table for limiting the forward drawn forwardly (see Figure 9) until the pin movement of the instrumentality. drops into the next set of apertures for arresting 4. An autographic register, comprising, a table the forward feed at a predetermined point. The adapted to receive superposed strips of printed projecting sales slips can then be severed or forms, said strips having tear-01T lines formed torn off along the front end of the delivery slot between the printed forms and an aperture in 36. each form spaced rearwardly of the tear-off line, The pin and clearance slots can be located di 20 rectly on the central line of the platen and the apertures correspondingly located in the paper. Also, the machine need not include the limitation on the movement of the pencil since once it is in the apertures, it can be moved forwardly the 25 full length of the form for completely discharging the sales slips. Having described my invention, I claim: 1. An autographic register, comprising, a plat en over which a strip of paper containing print 30 ed sales slips forms and spaced apertures may be drawn, said platen including a slot, a spring urged depressible pin mounted beneath the plat en and engageable through the slot and each successively registering openings in the strip for 35 stopping the forward feed of the strip at a pre determined point, said pin constructed and ar ranged so as to move in a vertical direction only, and an actuating instrumentality engageable with the top of the pin adapted to traverse the 40 aperture and thereafter move the paper forward by forward movement of the instrumentality. 2. An autographic register, comprising, a plat en over which a plurality of strips of paper con taining printed sales slip forms may be drawn, 45 a spring urged depressible pin mounted beneath the platen and engageable through registerable and aligned openings in the strips for stopping the forward feed of the strips at predetermined points, said pin constructed and arranged so as to move in a vertical direction only, and an in 50 strumentality for depressing the pin and trav ersing the apertures and thereafter moving the paper forward by forward movement of the in strumentality, said platen including an opening providing clearance for the forward movement of 55 the instrumentality. _ 3. An autographic register, comprising, a plat en over which a. plurality of superposed strips of 5 y 10 15 a detent engageable with the registered and aligned apertures of superposed strips, said table 20 including a slot traversed by said detent, said detent including a recessed top surface for re ceiving and centering the point of a tapered in strumentality adapted to engage the detent and traverse the openings for moving the stripsfor 25 wardly into position where their forward ends may be grasped. - 5. A device of the class described, comprising, a casing, a platen on said casing over which a strip of manifold paper may be drawn, said plat 30 en including a slot, and a depressible detent pin mounted in the casing, said pin traversing said slot and adapted to engage in apertures in the strip for arresting its movement across the plat en at predetermined points, said detent pin con 35 structed and arranged so as to move vertically only, said pin accessible from a position over the platen and having a top surface constructed and arranged for causing the pins to be directly actu able by means of a hand instrument. Y6. A machine of the nature disclosed, compris ing, a casing providing a writing table over which a strip of paper is drawn for dispensing sec tions1 thereof after transcribing thereon, the strip divided into sections by transverse tear lines and each section having an aperture in a longitudinal margin of the strip for strip with drawal control, a margin frame over the writing table, a spring urged pin movable perpendicular ly only relative to the writing table for engaging through an aperture in the strip when brought 50 into registry therewith, said table and margin frame including registering clearance slots, said pin retractable and supplemented by a stylus in serted through said slots for partially dispensing a section of the strip upon advancing the stylus in said slots. ’ HARRY J. WAECHTER.