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Oct. 18, 1938.
` 2,133,792
Filed June 2l, 1957
Wm# )f1/nz( ATToRNEYs.
Patented Oct. 18, 1938
2,133,7 92
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-
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:
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
Figure 8 iS a View taken Similar t0 Figure 6
showing 'the strips projected by forward manipu
lation 'of the pencil.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
3. An autographic register, comprising, a plat
en over which a. plurality of superposed strips of
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.
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