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Nov., l.,~ 1938. H. P. ELLIOTT 2,134,814 ADDRESSING AND TABULATING MACHINE Filed Sept. 14, 1955 e Smets-sheet 1 Invehï‘or. » HMM P. m ang' ` Nov. 1,'1938. ` ' H; P. ELLloTT 2,134,814 ADDRESSING AND TABULATING MACHINE Filed sept. 14,- 1935 ' /74 /72 32/ s sheets-sheet 2 ' NOV-'1, 1938. I H. P. ELLloTT 2,134,814 ` ADDRESSING‘ AND TABULATING MACHINE Filed sept. 14, 1935 6 Sheets-'Sheet 3 “S Nov. 1, 1938. H. P. ELLIOTT ` ADDRESS‘ING >AND TABULATING MACHINE 2,134,814 Nov. l, 1938. H. P. ELLIOTT ' ADDRESSING AND TABULATING MACHINE l Filed Sept. 14, 1935 349 2,134,814 6 Sheets-Sheet 5 . o John oe ‘Boston 27. 23 Mass ecnvoo_ 28 _______ _ ____.ao/ ' llllllnéy,f(_î___________„ll ' 12211111 :zzn-_ ____ _ _ ._ ___'. n 171 veil îor, WFM Nov..l, 1938, 2,134,814 H, P. ELLIOTT ' ADDRESSING AND TABU'LATING MACHINE l iled Sept. 14, 195g V//ß 42 6 Sheets-Sheet 6 336 36e 34 Y 270 zo 'i 36a 29a SJW 39gVAL . 304 292 86 306 0 _ I ,<2 72 / , _, m y a ruTv1v @Mnov wIMä 5oS6sœ2oâ meaß.nB4a a e2 o @s,diDma_Ms»a .mamnseHn_.af 3w .a h. l h uw . ' \\\\\\ 0 2 96 30 ---.5 .-1. / Q60 276 Patented Nov. 1,1938 2,134,814 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,134,814' ADDRESSING AND TABULATING MACHINE ‘ Harmon i?. Enma, Watertown, Mass. Application September 14, 1935, Serial No. 40,609 34 Claims. (Cl. 101-58) lating machine embodying the present invention. This invention relates to addressing andl tabu Fig. 2 is an' end elevation looking at the left lating machines and especially wherein the ad dresses and the data to be printed or tabulated is contained ' n a series of printing plates or de 5 vices as stencils. ` hand end of the machine of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the machine of Fig. 1. . For certain classes of work as, for instance, the ’ ' ’ 5 . Fig. 4 is a sectional elevation taken transversely through the printing position of the machine of addressing of pension checks, the stencil in addi , tion to containing the address carries a form Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a sectional ldetail taken along line 5--5 which can be perforated in parts corresponding 10 to the year, month, the contract number, the-- of Fig. 4 and illustrating particularly the lower 10 amount paid out or other desirable information sheet feeding rolls. . , Fig. 6 is a perspective detail of the disabling pertaining to the address. The form, for in stance, may consist of a series of horizontal lines ` mechanism for the sheet feeding rolls. Fig. ‘7 is a detail plan View of the tabulating p of numbers running from zero to nine, each line l5 containing `repetitions of the same number and mechanism with the printing head removed. Fig. 8 is a sectional detail taken along line 8-8 different lines containing different numbers, the ` numbers in the horizontal lines being arranged in vertical registration. The stencil is adapted to be perforated at selected numbers on selected 20 lines that provide the desired information per of Fig. 7. ' ` taining lto the address of the stencil. Hereto fore, it has been necessary to run the stencils from which addresses are taken through a tabu ` lating machine to record the information indi 25 cated by the perforations oi' the stencils. the tabulating mechanism. v Fig. 9 is a sectional detail taken along line 9--9 of Fig. 8. Fig. >10 is a perspective view of a type bar of 20 ` v Fig. 11 is a perspective view of the type bar re setting device of Fig. 8. ` i Fig. 12 is a sectional detail taken Ialong line |2--I2 of Fig. 3 and illustrating particularly the 25 operating mechanism for the tabulating printing It is an object of the present invention to pro vide a printingv machine wherein the tabulatingmechanism is a part of the addressing machine head. and the information indicated by the perforations printed record made by the machine. 30 of the stencil can be recorded while the stencil is ‘ Fig. 13 is a detail illustrating a portion of the Fig. 14 is a plan view of a stencil used with the 30 ‘ in the addressing machine and preferably while machine. The address and data bearing printing device it is in addressing position so that the address and the information provided by the perforations can especially adapted for use in connection with the present invention comprises a stencil consisting of be recorded simultaneously. A further object of the invention is the» provi - a generally rectangularV stiff paper board frame sion of an addressing machine having tabulating 20,1see Fig. 14, having in the upper portion a win dow 22 occupied by the usual stencil sheet bearing mechanism which is automatically set by the per 40 forations or the equivalent of the stencil or print an address 24. . The stencil frame 20 under the ing device to record the information indicated by window is provided with a series of horizontal lines 26 of numbers, each horizontal line contain 40 ing repetitions of the same number and diiferent lines containing different numbers. There can> the perforations. ` - y A yet further object of the invention is the pro vision of a printing machine having a plurality of tabulating type bars the positions of which are controlled by the perforations of the stencils when 45 they are in a predetermined position, as the print lng position, so that a record of certain type ch'ar acters on said bars selected by the stencil can be recorded at the time the address of the stencil is be, for instance, ten- horizontal lines containing consecutive numbers from zero to nine. The numbers contained in the horizontal lines are ar ranged in vertical alignment and there may be as many vertical lines 21 of numbers as may be de sired, each vertical line containing a consecutive being recorded, the type bars being automatically series of numbers from zero to nine. The machine herein illustrated is adapted to 5o . -50 reset into a normal position following each print cooperate with stencils having forty or less verti ing operation. »f V A yet further object is generally to improve the . cal lines of numbers, this being sumcient for the construction ol addressing and tabulating ma chimes. ' till ` Fig. l is a plan View of an addressing and tabu present purpose. The `stencil is adapted to be perforated as indicated by the perforations 2t at selected numbers in selected vertical lines, the gg aisasu numbers land lines selected being such as to indi cate the desired information. The perforations operate to control a tabulating mechanism to effect the printing, in a single line, of the` num bers indicated by the perforations, the spacing of printed numbers corresponding to the spacing be tween the vertical perforated lines. The printing and tabulating machine embody ing the present invention and operating upon a 10 series of the above described stencils comprises a table or bed 38 supported on top of a suitable frame 32. A pair of horizontally spaced stencil between and carried by the ears 52 of the bracket 54. 'I'he operating lever 58 is provided with an upper horizontal part 96 that has a :cam face 88 .engaged by a cam roller |88 carried'by said arms '82. The arrangement of the cam is such that as the operating lever 58 is reciprocated the arms 92 and the printing roll 98 are reciprocated ver tically so as to move the printing roll into and out of pressure engagement with the stencil. The inking mechanism for the printing roll is 10 located below the table 38 and forwardly of the printing roll and is carried by a pair of brackets supporting rails 34 constituting a stencil track | 82, see especially Figs. 3 and 4, secured to and or guideway are >disposed above the table 38 and depending below the table 38. The inking mech 16 extend lengthwise of the table from the right to the left hand end thereof. A stencil holder 38 is disposed above the stencil track at one end thereof and is adapted to contain a pile of super imposed stencils. A pusher 38 is reciprocable lengthwise of the track and is arranged to move the successive lowermost stencils of the holder out of the holder and into and along the track, the stencils being finally deposited in a stencil receiver 48 located at and mainly below the other end of the table and track. Whereas in the usual stencil printing machine the inked printingroll and the inking mechanism are located above the table and the anvil or. platen -is located below the table, in the present machine the relation of the parts is reversed be cause of the presence and arrangement of the tabulating mechanism. Hence the printing roll and inking mechanism are below the table and the anvil or platen is above the table. The anvil 35 or platen 42, see especially Figs. l, 2 and 4, has a ñat lower face and is secured to the forward ends of arms 44 that are carried by a reciprocat ing loop frame 46 having a horizontally elongated passage 48 therethrough for a vweb of paper, the frame being pivoted above the table on a horizon tal shaft 58 carried by upstanding ears 52 of a bracket 54' secured to the underface of the table. Said bracket has depending ears 55 located be anism includes a drum |84 located between said brackets and fixed to a shaft |86 that is freely rotatable in said brackets. A transfer roll |88 is fixed to a shaft ||8 that is journalled in boxes ||2 that are slidable toward and away from the drum |84, the boxes being urged toward said drum by springs II4, thereby to maintain the transfer roll |88 in continuous rotatable engage ment with the drum |84. The transfer roll is located between said drum and the printing roll 88 and is so arranged that when the printing roll 25 is in its low position itis in rotatable engagement with -the transfer roll and is rotated thereby so that the surface of the printing roll receives a coating of ink. When the printing roll moves -upwardly 'on a printing operation it moves out 30 of contact with the transfer roll. An ink spreading roll II6 is located in rotat able engagement with the drum |84 on the front side thereof. Said spreading roll is fixed to a shaft ||8 that is rotatable and axially movable 35 in bearing boxes |28, see especially Fig. 3, carried by and adjustable in said brackets |82 toward and away from the drum | 84 so as to maintain said transfer roll in rolling engagement with the drum. The shaft | I8 is reciprocated axially by a worm |22 fixed to the shaft |I8 and meshing with a worm gear |24 journalled on a frame |26 that straddles the worm and is free for axial neath the table in which an oscillating shaft 58, _ movement with the shaft. see also Fig. 4, is journalled. Said shaft is oscil lated by an operating lever 58 which is fixed to sald shaft and has a pivotal connection with the upper end of a connecting rod 68, the lower end of the connecting rod being reciprocated by the continuously rotating shaft 62 of a power mecha nism 84 well known in the art and not necessary to explain in greater detail. Said shaft is driven through meshing large and small gears 68 and 68 by a pulley 18 that is rotated by a motor 12. Ro tation of the shaft 62 is under control of clutch 65 mechanism operated by the treadle 1.4. The operating lever 58, see especially Fig. 4, is provided with cam surfaces 1B, 'I8 and 88 which cooperate with a cam roller 82 adjustably carried by the lower end of a depending arm 84 of the loop frame 46, the roller being held in constant engagement with the cam surfaces by a tension spring 86 connected with said arm 84. The ar rangement is such that as said operating lever 58 is reciprocated vertically the loop frame and the platen are caused to be reciprocated to move the platen into and out of cooperative relation with the stencil sheet of the stencil. , The printing mechanism includes an ink-bear 70 ing printing roller 88 which is located beneath the stencil track and under the platen 42. Said roller is journalled on a shaft 98 that is carried by and is located betweenthe upstanding for ward ends of a pair of arms 92, the rear ends 76 of said arms being pivoted on a shaft 94 extended The worm gear |24 - is eccentrically pivotally connected to one end of a connecting rod |28, the other end of which 45 is pivoted at |38 to one of the brackets |82 so that as the worm gear is rotated the frame |26 and hence the worm |22 and the shaft II8 are caused to be reciprocated. An ink -fountain or ink containing roll |32 is rotatably carried by for wardly extended arms |34 journalled on the shaft |86 of the drum |84. Said ink roll when desired is adapted to make rolling engagement with the transfer roll IIE. A spring |36 is in engagement with said arms |34l and serves to maintain the ink roll normally out of engagement with the transfer roll. An arm I 38 is associated with said arms |34 and ink roll and is terminated at the front of the machine and is adapted to be de pressed to move the ink roll downwardly into roll ing contact with the transfer roll so as to renew the ink supply to the printing roll 88 upon need. The shaft I I8 of the transfer roll is rotated con tinuously by means Vof a pulley |48 which is driven by a belt |42 of the spring coil type which passes around a pulley |44 fixed to'a jack shaft |46, see especially Fig. 2. Said jack shaft is rotated by means of a pulley |48 that is fixed thereto and is engaged by a belt |58 similar 4to the belt |42 70 that passes around a pulley |52 fixed to the gear shaft 69 of the power mechanism 64. The stencil pusher 38, see Figs. 1, 2 and 4, is reciprocated by a link |54 one end of which is pivoted to the pusher and the other end of which 75 3 2,134,814 is pivoted to they forwardly extended arm |56 hav tion 206 that extends to the front of the `machine lng a hub |58 journalled on a vertical stud shaft and serves as a handle by which the rear end of~ 4|60 carried by and located beneath the table 30. the rod can be depressed. The handle end of The lower end of said hub is provided with a hori- i the rod is somewhat resilient'and is releasably zontally extended arm |62 terminated in a retained resiliently in the lower notch 208 of a spherical end |64 located in a cam slot |66 of depending holding plate 2|0, in which notch the an operating segment |68, see also Fig. 3, which rod is held in a normal inoperative position. The rod can be sprung sidewise out of 'the notch 208 segment is carried by the shaft 56 and is con nected with the operating lever 58 for conjoint and raised and sprung into the upper notch 2|2 10 reciprocation therewith. 'I‘he shape of the cam . slot |66 is .such that the pusher is caused to ad of said plate whereby to hold the rod releasably in 10 an operated position with the idler rolls -out of Vance a stencil by the width of the stencil. at operative relation with said rolls. ' sometime during the period that the printing roll " The feed roll shaft |80 is provided with a pinion and platen are out of engagement with the gear 2|4, see especially Figs. l, 2 and 3, that is in mesh with a large gear 2|6 of the web feeding 15 15 stencil. 'I'he present invention is designed primarily to ‘ mechanism. Saidgear 2|6 is fixed to a shaft 2|8 print the addresses of the stencils in succession .journalled in a bracket 220 supported by the cross transversely of a long paper web |10, see Figs. 2 bar |92.V The other end of said shaft has fixed and 4. Said paper web is contained in a roll |'|2V Vthereto an integral brake drum 222 and ratchet 20 located at the rear of the table and rotatably wheel 224. The brake drum is engaged friction 20 supported by a shaft |"l4- journalled in brackets ally by a resiliently mounted brake shoe 226 car |'|6 projecting rearwardly from the edge ofthe table. The web y|`|0 is passed forwardly and through the elongated passage 48 of the loop 25 frame 46. Between the roll `and the frame the web is slidably supported upon a table |18 having upstanding sides |80 spaced apart by approxi mately the distance of and disposed on opposite ried by the cross bar |82 so as to hold the feed rolls and hence the paper web stationary when the rolls are not positively advanced by the 25 i ratchet wheel. A pawl arm 228 is journalled on the end of said gear and ratchet wheel'shaft 2|8 and at its free end carries a pawl 230 that engages the teeth` of The table is transversely ad- I the ratchetwheel.' An intermediate part of said pawl arm is intermittently connected to the lower 30 end of a connecting rod 232 which hasa longitu clamping nut |84, see Fig. 1, so thatl the web can dinally elongated slot 234, see Fig. 2, therein into sides of the web. 30 justably secured to the machine table 30 byV means including the elongated slot |82 and the be laterally positioned with respect to the print ing roll, the platen and the tabulating mecha 35 nism presently to be described. The web passes forwardly from the loop .frame 46 into the bite of a pair of driven upper feed rolls - |86 and lower idler feed rolls |88 located behind the rearedge of the stencil track. The upper , 40 rolls |86, see Figs. 1, 2 and 4, are fixed to a shaft |90 that is journalled in bearings of a cross bar |92 secured to and upstanding above the top face of the table Y30. -The shaft and said rolls lare which projects a pin 236 of an upstanding arm 238 carried by the loop frame 46. 'A feed control rod 240 is screw-threaded into the end of said connecting rod and has its end located in said `slot in position to be engaged by the pin 236. A tension spring 242 is connected with said connect ing rod and serves to urge it constantly down lwards thereby to tend to maintain said pin 236 40 and rod 240 in engagement. Said loop frame 46 reciprocates during the printing operation> and hence said pin 236 moves generally downwardly and upwardly. The downward movement of the intermittently advanced in the same direction ,pin is accomplished free from corresponding 45 and at times are held stationary and thus vserve movement of the connecting rod, the connecting 45 to advance the webintermittently, the advance taking place during the time that the printing ' rod moving under influence of the spring 242 to roll and platen are out of engagement with the retrieve the pawl. During the upward movement web and stencil. , ' The lower rolls |88 are idler rolls and each, see 50 Fig. 5, is separately journalled on a stud screw |94 carried ‘by a yieldingly supported plate |96. Said plate is guided for vertical movement on vertical pins |98 carried by and rising from the 55 bracket 54, there being helical springs 200 which encircle said pins beneath and bear‘upwardly against said plate |86, whereby to maintain said plate yieldingly in an elevated position and to hold said rolls |88 into engagement with the 60 paper web on the feed rolls |86. , At times, as for initially threading the web through the machine; it is desirable to move the lower or idle rolls downwardly and' away from ` cooperative relation with the feed rolls. For this 65 purpose there is provided a release bar, see Figs. 3, il, 5 and 6, which bar is essentially in the form of a crank and has an intermediate portion 202 journalled in the table of the machine and at right angles therewith and rearwardly extended 70 therefrom a rear end -portion 201i that overlies the plate Q26. YSaid end portion is so disposed that when itis depressed it engages said plate and moves said plate downwardly thereby carry ing with it >the idler rolls E82. Said rod has a right angularly related forwardly extended por of the loop frame, however, the pin 236 cornes in contact with the end of the rod 240 and hence 50 raises the connectingrod and positively advances the feed rolls. The amount of upward stroke of the loop frame that is effective in positively ad vancing the feed rolls is regulated by the adjust ment of the feed screw 240. .V l ` The paper web passes forwardly from the feed' 55 rolls and over and upon the stencil track and the stencils therein and under the platen and through the tabulating mechanism and thence over a guide bar 244, see Figs. 1, 2 and 4, to a 60 winding roll 246. Said winding roll is located at the front end of the machine and is carried on a shaft 248 journalled in a bracket 252 and preferably is releasably secured to the front part of the table 30. The shaft 248 is continuously 65 rotated by means of a pulley 252 fixed thereto and driven by a belt 221i that is passed about a pulley 256 fixed to the shaft M2 of the ink trans fer roll. While the take-up drum 228 is thus continuously rotated the feed of the web is -con 70 trolled by the feed rolls itt and when said rolls are held stationary the take-up roll is held sta tionary and the drive thereof is adapted to slip. Thus the take-up roll operates onlywhen paper is advanced by the feed rolls. 75 4 2,184,814 The tabulating mechanism that records the data indicated by the perforation of the stencil frame is located at the front part of the table 80 and in front of the printing roll and platen and in line with the stencil that is in addressing po sition. The tabulating mechanism includes a supporting frame, see especially Figs. 4, 7 and 8, 9, comprising a horizontal bottom plate 268 carried by and resting in a recess formed in the 10 upper face of the table and removably secured thereto and having upstanding side bars 260 lo cated at the opposite side edges of the plate and a cross bar 262 that rests upon the side bars 260 and is vertically spaced above the bottom plate. The top and bottom plates and the side bars define a guide channel in which a plurality of printing devices 264 are located. Said printing devices are or can be~ identical and one is illus trated in perspective in Fig. 10. Each of said printing devices comprises a horizontally thin bar that rests upright'on its long narrow edge on top of the plate 284 and is horizontally movable on said plate under said top plate 262. All of the bars are in sidewise en gagement with each other and the end bars of the series are in sidewise engagement with the end bars 260. Each bar is provided intermediate its length with a raised part 288 having a series of raised type characters 288 in the form of numer 30 als thereon, the numerals running consecutively from zero to nine. 'I‘he spacing between the numerals corresponds to the spacing between the horizontal lines of the tabulating form of the stencil and the spacing of the type charactersv upstanding thin levers 216 pivoted on a bar 218, see Figs. 3 and 4, disposed below the forward ends of the type bars and fixed to and extended be tween forwardly extending arms 280 carried by the brackets |02, there being interposed spacing washers 282 on the bar 218 between the levers. The upper ends of the levers are loosely located in slots 284 formed in the front ends of the type bars. Tension springs 286 have their front ends connected with said levers and the rear ends of 10 alternate springs connected with alternate upper and lower projections 288 of a spring support ing bar 280 fixed to and extended between the brackets |02. Thus when the bars are released for rearward movement their respective springs 15 and levers urge each rearwardly until they are stopped from rearwad movement by engagement of their respective fingers in the perforations oi' _ a stencil, as illustrated in Fig. 8 or by engage ment of their stop projections 214 with the front 20 edge of the top plate 262. The rearward movement of the type bars and their return to normal forward position is gov erned by a horizontally reciprocating frame, see Figs. 4, 8, 9 and 11. Said frame comprises a 25 plate 282 disposed beneath the plate 288 and horizontally slidable in the grooves of spaced rails 284 secured to the underface of said plate. Said plate 282 at its rear end is provided with an up standing horizontal bar 286 that confronts the 30 inner or rear 'ends of but is free from positive con nection with all of the type bars and hence when said bar 286 is moved rearwardly the type bars between any two consecutive type bars corre sponding to the horizontal spacing of the num are free for rearward movement and when the bar 286 ismoved forward it engages the rear ends 35 of all of the type bars and moves them positively erals of the tabulating form and thereby to the spacing of the vertical lines of the form. Thus forwardly against the action of their associated the entire set of type bars form a duplicate of . 'I'he plate 282 is secured to a bar 298 that at its forward end has a depending projection 800 40 formed'with a vertical slot 302 therein. A pin 804, see Figs. 3, 4 and 8, is located loosely in said slot and is secured to the upper end of a generally vertical reciprocating lever 806 that at its lower end is pivoted on a stud pin 808 carried by a 45 the tabulating form of the stencil. Each type bar at its inner or rear end is pro vided with a resilient upstanding spring finger 210 having an abrupt free end 212. The width of the finger is such that it is free to enter a perfo 45 ration of the stencil, which perforation prefer ably is rectangular and theabrupt free end of the finger is adapted to engage the rear end wall of the perforation and thereby be held from rearward movement. The nnger also is of such 50 configuration at its free end that it fits within the perforation sumciently so that the perfora tion holds it from deleterious forward or back ward movement until the bar is positively moved forward by means independent of the stencil. The arrangement is such that when the type 55 bars are released for rearward movement toward the stencil they will move rearwardly until -the _spring fingers become seated in perforations aligned with the respective type bars, whereupon 60 the type bars will be held from further move springs. r depending bracket 8|0 attached to the under face of the table 80. The lower end of the lever 806 is integral with or fixed to a hub 3|2 that has a generally vertical arm 8M that at its free end carries a cam roller 8|6 engaged with a cam 8|8 50 which causes the arms 8l! to reciprocate and hence effects the reciprocation of the control frame for the type bars. The cam 8i8 is fixed to a short shaft 820 journalled in the bracket 8|0 and having fixed thereto a sprocket 822, see Figs. 55 2, 3 and 12, that is driven by an endless chain 828 from the constantly-driven shaft 62 of the power mechanism so that the shaft and cam ro tate in timed relation with the movements of the stencil printing mechanism. The arrange 60 ment. 'I'he position of the type characters on y ment is such that the type bars are allowed to move the type bars is such that when a type bar is , forwardly and are retracted during the time that stopped from rearward movement by engagement >oi’ a spring finger with a perforation the type 65 character on said type bar that corresponds with the numeral of the stencil cut out by the perforation will be located in position for print ing. The forward ends of all type bars are provided with elevated stop projections 214 that are adapt ed to engage ~the front edge of the top guide plate 262 whereby to limit the rearward move ment of the bars. The bars are biased for rear ward movement towards the stencils by a spring 75 actuating mechanism consisting of a series of the stencil is stationary in printing position be tween the printing roll and platen. A reciprocating printing head 826, see Figs. 1, 65 2, 3, 4 and 9, is located above the type bars and is vertically reciprocable in a supporting stan dard 828 fixed to a bridge 880 which overlies the type bars and has feet 882 that are secured to the table on opposite sides of the type bars.4 The 70 printing head carries at >its iower end a platen 884 that has‘an impression ledge 386 that over lies all of the type bars and has a width suffi cient to engage one type character. only of all of the type characters of a type bar at one print 75 5 2,134,814. ing operation. The printing head is urged for tions of saidl print-controlling means upon the downward movement in a printing direction by ' same record sheets with the addresses of the de- ‘ . a tension spring 338 and is elevated by a gear vices. sector 34|) that engages rack teeth 342 formed 2. An addressing machine comprising means in the printing head. The sector 340 is ñxed to a shaft 344 journalled in the standard 328 and also in a bracket 346, see Fig. 1, rising from the top of the table and has a forwardly extended for advancing a succession of address bearing devices to an addressing position, said devices having printing data selecting means, address ing mechanism operable upon said devices in said printing position, and printing mechanism having arm 348 ñxed to its free end. The upper end of 10 a connecting rod 350 is pivotally connected to _ means for printing variable data, arranged for 10 direct. control by said data selecting> means for printing the data selected by said printing data at the time the device is in addressing position «said arm, see Figs. 4 and 12, and the lower end of said connecting rod is pivoted to an interme diate part of a forwardly extended arm 352 that is loosely journalled on the shaftßß, see Fig. 3. and on the same record sheets with the addresses 15 The forward end of said arm carries a cam roller 354 that bears upon a cam disc 356 secured to of said devices. . 15 ' 3. An'addressing machine comprising means for >advancing a succession of address bearing the shaft 320. The arrangement is such that for the greater part of a complete rotation of the shaft 320 the arm 352 and hence the printing head are held in an inactive elevated position but during a part of the rotation of the shaft the arm and printing head are allowed to drop devices to an addressing position, said devices having means `denoting specific data, addressing mechanism operable upon said devices in said 20 printing position to record the addresses thereof, and printing mechanism having means directly down and effect the printing operation, this responsive to said data denoting means of dif operation taking place at the time the sencil is ferent address bearing devices to effect the printing of the specific data denoted by said data 25 25 stationary. The paper web |10 passes under `the printing denoting means upon the same record sheets with head and above the type bars. An ink ribbon the addresses of said devices. 4. An addressing machine comprising means 358 extends transversely of the type bars above them and underI the paper web and the platen _ for advancing to an addressing position a succes 30 334 and supplies the ink necessary for recording sion of address bearing deviceshaving in addi 30 the impression of the type characters of the type tion tothe address .printing-mechanism-control bars on the web. ling means located at selected parts of the device ` The ink ribbon is extended be and capable of being differently located with dif tween rolls 360 and 362 carried by spindles 364 which are adapted to be rotated by hand to posi 35 tion new parts of the ribbon in printing position although automatic ribbon advancing mechanism ferent devices, each of said means denoting some data, addressing mechanism operable upon the 35 devices when they are yin printing position to record the addresses thereof, printing mechanism of any type common in the art and not neces sary herein to illustrate can be employed. The having means for printing different data directly ribbon passes over a supporting table 366 that responsive to -the printing-mechanism-controlling means of the address bearing devices for printing 40 40 is carried by the side bars 260 of the type bar . supporting frame and has a cut-.out portion 368 the specific data that is denoted by said printing-l underlying the impression ledge 336 of the platen mechanism-controlling means of the various and exposing certain of the type characters of devices, data denoting means upon the same the type bars to receive the impression of the ' record sheets with the addresses of said devices. 5. An addressing machine having means to 45 printing head. . advance into addressing position successive ad As thus arranged the address borne by a sten cil when it is in printing position will be recorded dress bearing devices also bearing printing-mech upon the web |10. At the same time the type :mism-controlling means selectively positioned on bars that are lin line with perforations of the said devices, and printing mechanism having stencil will be stopped by the perforations in means for printing different data under direct 50' 50 position to present for printing4 type numbers control of the printing-mechanism-controlling that correspond with the numbers punched out means of said address bearing devices for print by the perforations and these numbers will be ing the data corresponding to positions of said recorded on the web- in association with the printing-mechanism-controlling means on a rec address during t e printing operation. Fig. 13 ord sheet, and means for recording on the same 55 55 illustrates a porti n of the printed web wherein sheet the address of the printing device. 6. A printing machine comprising means for the address 310 corresponds with the address 24 of the stencil of Fig. 14 and wherein the line advancing into printing position a succession of printing devices> having printing-mechanism of numbers 312 under the address 310 corre controlling abutments selectively positioned on 60 sponds with the numbers, and with the horizontal ‘co position of the numbers, punched out by the said printing devices, printing mechanism having perforations 28 of Fig. 14. means for printing different data, means govern ` I claim: _ 1. An -addressing machine comprising means 65 for advancing a succession of address bearing de ing the printing of different data corresponding to different possible positions of said abutments on said printing devices, said means being mov vices to an addressing position, said devices hav able over said printing devices into engagement ing selectively positioned print-controlling means fwith an abutment and being held thereby in a position wherein data corresponding to the posi tion of the abutment is presented for printing, information, addressing mechanism operable up on said devices in said printing .position to record and means to effect a printing operation from the the addresses thereof, and printing mechanism printing data so presented. having means for printing variable data directly > 7. An addressing machine comprising means controlled by the print-controlling means of the / for advancing into addressing position va succes addressing devices for effecting the printing of sion of address bearing devices having data indi cating devices, and means directly operative the items` of information denoted by the posi the position of which denotes a selected item of 65 6 '2,134,814 upon the devices when they are in addressing position for making a record both of the address and the data indicated by a device on the same record sheet. 8. Addressing mechanism comprising means for advancing intoI printing position a succession ot address bearing devices having selectively positioned printing data indicating members, variable data printing mechanism having a plu 10 rality of data controlling members the position of which determines the data that is printed, the position of said members being determined by the position of said indicating members, and means for recording at the same time while the devices 15 are in printing position the address of an address bearing device and the data determined by said indicating members, said recording means includ ing addressing mechanism operable to record the impression of the address of the device when it is 20 in printing position.V 9. An addressing machine comprising means for advancing into addressing position a succes sion of address bearing devices having selectively positioned printing data indicating members, 25 addressing mechanism for recording the addresses of said devices, a printing mechanism adapted to print diiIerent data as determined by the position of said indicating members, a plurality of data controlling members the position of which deter 30 mines the data printed by said printing mecha nism, said members being aligned with said indi eating members when the addressing device is in addressing position, means for moving said data controlling members into abutting and holding 35 relation with said indicating members, whereby to present for printing data denoted by the posi tion ci! said indicating members, and means for recording the data presented by said printing » mechanism and as determined by said indicating members. 10. In a printing machine, the combination of ‘ means for advancing into printing position a suc cession of devices having selectively positioned printing data indicating members, printing mech anism having a plurality of movable printing data >carrying members each having a plurality of printing data thereon, said movable members being positioned in `alignment with said indicat ing members when an addressing device is in printing position, and means for moving said movable members into engagement with said indicating members whereby to be positioned thereby in positions to present data correspond ing to that oi' said indicating members. 1l. An addressing machine comprising means 55 for advancing into addressing position a succes sion of address bearing devices having selec tively positioned type indicating members, ad dressing mechanism for recording the addresses of said devices, printing mechanism having a plurality of movable type carrying bars, each bar carrying a plurality of diiîerent type characters, said type bars being positioned in alignment with Said indicating members when an addressing de vice is in addressing position, means for biasing 65 Said type bars for movement towards an ad dressing device when lt is in addressing posi tion, means for eifecting engagement of the aligned type bars with said indicating members and for holding said type bars in positions cor 70 responding to the positions of said indicating members, means for recording the type cl'farac 12. An addressing machine comprising means for advancing into addressing position a succes sion of address bearing devices having selectively positioned type indicating members, addressing mechanism for recording the addresses of said 5 devices, printing mechanism having a plurality of type carrying bars disposed in alignment with said indicating members when an addressing device is in addressing position, said type carry ing members each having a plurality of different type characters, means for biasing said type bars for movement toward said addressing devices, means carried by said type bars engageable with said indicating members and operable to hold said type bars in positions corresponding to the 15 positions of said indicating members, means for recording the type characters presented by the positioned type bars, and means for returning said type bars to a normal position. 13. An addressing machine comprising means 20 for advancing into printing position a succession of address bearing stencils having selectively positioned type indicating perforations, address ing mechanism for recording the addresses of said stencils, printing mechanism having a plurality 25 of type bars aligned with perforations of a sten cil when the latter is in addressing position, said type bars each having a plurality of diiïerent type characters, means for biasing said type bars for movement toward the stencil, spring ñngers 30 carried by said type bars movable therewith upon the surface of said stencil and into a'per foration aligned therewith held thereby against further movement in an advancing direction whereby to position for printing that type charac ter of the type bar that corresponds with the printing character indicated by the perforation, means for recording the character presented by the positioned type bar, and means for return ing said type bars to a normal position. 40 14. In an addressing machine, the combination of means for advancing into printing position a succession of address bearing devices having se lectively positioned type indicating members, printing mechanism including a platen, a. plu 45 rality of type bars movable toward and away from said addressing position and under said platen, each type bar having a plurality of differ ent type characters, means for biasing said type bars for movement towards the addressing posi 50 tion comprising a supporting shaft, a plurality of arms pivoted on said shaft each engageable with a separate type bar, spring means acting on said arms for biasing them and said type bars for movement into'engagement with said indicating 55 members, and means for controlling said move ment and for returning said type bar to a normal position. 15. A printing machine comprising means for advancing into printing position a series of de vices having selectively positioned type indicating members, printing mechanism having a plurality of type bars movable into engagement With said indicating members when a device is in printing position, said type bars each having a plurality of diiïerent type characters, means biasing said type bars for movement towards said devices, and means for controlling said movement and for re turning said bars to normal position. ' 16. In an addressing machine, the combination ' of means for advancing into addressing position successive address bearing devices having selec ters presented by the positioned type bars, and tively positioned type indicating members, ad means for returning said type bars to a normal dressing mechanism for recording the addresses 0I said devices, printing mechanism having a plu 75 76 position. 2,134,814 rality of movable type bars each having a plu , rality of different type characters, spring means for biasing said type bars for movement into eri--v gagement with the indicating members oi an address bearing device when the latter is in 'ad dressing position, means for holding said type bars against movement and for permitting inde pendent movement of said type bars into engage " ment with said indicating 'members and for re position along said guideway a succession of ad dress bearing devices having type indicating members, a printing mechanism located beside said guideway having a plurality of type carry ing members, means directly controlled by said indicating members for locating said type carry ing members in' positions for presenting in a printing position type characters of said type carrying members corresponding to the type in turning all of said members simultaneously into a normal position, and means for recording the dicated by said indicating members, means for 10 advancing a recordsheet into printing relation characters presented by the positioned .type bars. 17. In an addressing machine, the‘combination with the address bearing devices and also with of means for advancing into printing position a succession of address bearing devices having se. the type characters of said printing mechanism, and means for recording in cooperative associa tion upon said record sheet the address of a de lectively positioned ' type indicating members, ` vice and the type characters selected :by the in printing mechanism having a plurality of type bars each having a plurality of diiîerent type characters, means for biasing said type bars for 20 movement into engagement with said indicating members, and a reciprocating frame engageable with said type bars for releasing said type bars for 15 dicating members of the device. 22. In an addressing machine, means for ad vancing into printing position a succession of address bearing devices having address charac 20 ters forming a readable address and also selec tively positioned type indicating members, print independent movement and for returning said ing mechanism including a plurality of movable type bars simultaneously into a normal posi ‘ printingv devices each having type characters, means under control of and having parts directly 25 25 tion. engageable with said indicating members for as 18. In an addressing machine, the combina sembling said printing devices in a predeter tion of means for advancing into printing posi mined position determined by the position of tion a succession of address bearing devices hav said indicating members, and means for directly ing selectively positioned type indicating mem 30 bers, printing mechanism having a plurality of> recording an impression oi the address charac 30 type bars each having a plurality of different type ters of an address bearing device and the im characters, means for biasing said type 'bars for pression of said selectively assembled type char movement into engagement with said indicating members, a reciprocating frame engageable with 35 said type bars for releasing said type bars. for independent movement and for returning said type bars simultaneously into a normal position, and means for recording the address of an ad acters oi said printing devices. » 23. A printing machine comprising a plurality of movable type bars each having a plurality of 35 different type characters, means for advancing a plurality of control devices having selectively positioned type character selector members into controlling' position with said type bars, means dress bearing device and impressions of the type ‘ for moving said type bars into abutting relation 40 bars as determined by the settings thereof. lg. In a printing machine, the combination of with said selector members whereby to present meansfor advancing into printing position a suc cession of devices having selectively positioned type indicating members, printing mechanism comprising a supporting plate, a plurality of movable type bars positioned in sidewise engage yment upon said plate, means for» biasing ïsaid r type bars for lengthwise movement over said de into a printing position type characters of said type bars corresponding to type characters indi- ' cated by said selector members, means for mak ing arecord of said selected type‘characters, and means for returning said type bars to a normal position. A 45 ` 24. A printing machine comprising means to advance a succession of control devices `into a vices into direct engagement with said indicat- ’ control position, each device having a` tabulating ing members. and a reciprocating frame control form composed of a series of horizontal lines of . ling the movement of said type bars and return .numbers each line having repetitions of the ing said type bars toa normal position. «20. .An addressing machine comprising the same number and each line having representa- f combination of a track, means for advancing 55 along said track into a printing position a suc cession of address bearing stencils having selec tively positioned type A indicating perforations, printing mechanism located at one side of said track having a plurality of type bars each having 60 a plurality of different type characters, means for biasing said type bars for movement length wise toward and away from and under said track, said type bars having spring urged iingers which tion of a diñerent number, the numbers of the horizontal lines being contained in vertical lines, 55 printing mechanism comprising a plurality of bars, there being as many bars as there are ver tical lines of the control devices, each barvhav ing associated therewith aV plurality of type char acters corresponding to the type characters of 60 horizontal lines contained in the associated ver tical lìnes of the control device, said bars being movable into successive positions corresponding >with the positions of 'the associated .type char \ are movable over and in pressure engagement acters in printing position, the control devices 65 65 with a face of a stencil when it is in printing po having control members positioned in selected sition and into a perforation registering there with whereby to hold its type bar against further horizontal and vertic'al lines, and means opera ble to move said bars into _abutting relation with advancing movement and to position intoA print said control members whereby to position into ing position a type character thereof that cor printing position the type character associated responds with the type indicated by the asso with a bar and corresponding to the type char ciated perforation, a reciprocating frame en gageable with all of said type bars and return- , acter position of the controlmember, and means ing them into a normal position. , 21. An addressing machine comprising a 75 guideway, means for advancing into addressing for making a record of the positioned type char acters. Y 25. A printing machine comprising means to 8 2,134,814 advance a succession of control devices into a control position, each device having a tabulating form composed of a series of horizontal lines of numbers, each line having repetitions of the same number and each line having representa tion of a different number, the numbers of the horizontal lines being contained in vertical lines, printing mechanism comprising a plurality of bars, there being as many bars as there are ver 10 tical lines of the control devices. each bar having associated therewith a plurality of type characters corresponding to the type characters of horizon tal lines contained in the associated vertical lines of the control device, said bars being movable 15 into successive positions correspondingwith the positions of the associated type characters in printing position, the control devices having con trol _members positioned in selected horizontal and vertical lines, and means operable to move said bars into abutting relation with said control members whereby to position into printing posi tion the type character associated with a bar and corresponding to the type character position of the control member, means for making a record of the positioned type characters, and means for returning all type bars and associated type char acters into a normal position. ` 26. In a printing machine the combination of a printing head, a plate located beneath said head, a plurality of type bars disposed upon said plate in- parallel sidewise arrangement, means overlying said bars and engaged slidably thereby while retaining said bars in the aforesaid relation, vsaid bars having a plurality of type characters distributed lengthwise thereof, spring means for biasing each of said bars independently of all other bars for lengthwise movement in one direc tion, means including a reciprocating frame com mon to all bars for holding said bars against such 40 movement and for releasing said bars for inde pendent movement and for returning said bars to a normal position, means for operating said print ing head when said bars are in displaced posi tions and a changeable control plate traversed by 45 parts of said bars and having means engageable therewith for holding said bars in predetermined displaced positions during the operation of said printing head. 27. Addressing mechanism comprising a guide 50 way, means for advancing along said guideway into printing position a succession of address bearing devices having address forming charac ters and changeable printing data indicating means, means for locating a record sheet in 55 printing positionÄ addressing mechanism for re cording the impression of the address forming printed, and means for recording the selected data upon the face of said record sheet bearing the address, said address bearing device com-` prising a stencil, said addressing mechanism com prising a reciprocable printing platen located above the stencil and guideway, and a printing roll located below said stencil and guideway, said record sheet being disposed above the stencil and guideway, said changeable printing data means being located beneath said record sheet and print ing upon the under face thereof, and inking mech anism for said printing roll disposed below said guideway. 29. In an addressing machine, the combination of means for advancing into printing position a 15 succession of address bearing devices having se lectively positioned control perforations, a plu rality of separately movable printing members advanceable over an address bearing device when the latter is in a predetermined location and hav 20 ing projections adapted to enter a perforation reg istering therewith and beheld by the device from continued movement in .the same direction, means for advancing said members in the aforesaid man ner, means for retracting said members from 25 advanced positions thereof, and means for effect ing a printing operation on said members when they are in predetermined advanced positions. 30. Printing mechanism comprising a table, a guideway above said table, printing mechanism 30 including a printing arm pivotally carried by said table above and at the rear part thereof and ex tended forwardly, a platen carried by the forward end- of said arm and overlying said guideway, means for advancing successive printing devices 35 along said .guideway andy under said platen, a roll carrying frame pivotally carried by said table below and at the rear part thereof and extended forwardly, a printing roll carried by the forward part of said frame, means for reciprocating said arm and frame about their pivotal connections 40 with said table for moving said platen and print ing roll respectively downwardly and upwardly into printing relation with said printing devices in said guideway, said means including a shaft located below said guideway and table, and cam mechanism on said shaft extended rearwardly therefrom and having operative connections with said arm and roll carrying frame below said table, and inking mechanism for said printing roll lo cated below said guideway and table and for wardly of said roll and shaft. 31. A printing machine comprising means for advancing into and out of a printing position a succession of printing devices bearing addresses and selectively Vpositioned item indicating means, characters of an address bearing device on said' means for recording the address of a printing de record sheet, printing mechanism having change able printing data directly controlled by said 60 printing data indicating means for selecting the vice, and means directly controlled by said item indicating means for recording on the same sheet bearing devices having address forming charac with the address a record corresponding to said 60 item indicating means. 32. The combination of an address plate hav ing address characters and data denoting means occupying different positions on said plate denot ing different data, means for recording the ad 65 dress on a record sheet, and means lunder direct control of said data denoting means for recording ters and changeable printing data indicating on the same sheet with the address a mark for data to be printed, and means for recording the selected data upon the face of said record sheet bearing the address. 28. Addressing mechanism comprising a guide 65 way, means for advancing along said guideway into printing position a succession of address means, means for locating a record sheet in print each data denoting means which marks are indic ative of the positions of said data denoting means. 70 the impression of the address forming characters 33. The combination of a printing plate having of an address bearing device on said record sheet, « address characters and means the positions of printing mechanism having changeable printing which on said card indicate different data, means data directly controlled by said printing data fer recording the address of said card, and means 75 indicating means for selecting the data to be cooperating directly with said ñrst-named means 70 ing position, addressing mechanism for recording v2,134,814: for recording on the same record sheet with the address the positions of said data . indicating means. 34. An addressing machine having address printing mechanism and other printing devices in combination with a printing plate having address printing characters and holes controlling the op eration of the printing devices, the holes being i n 9 registerable with parts of printing devices which , are selected by the positions of such holes and the printing device parts being movable into said holes to condition the printing devices for print ing data corresponding to the position of said 5 _ holes. HARMON P. ELLIOTT.