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Nov. 22, 1938. 2,137,970 H. J. WAECHTER WRITING TABLET Filed Oct. 5, 1937 ' .5 Sheets-Sheet l W ENTOR. ' Nov. 22, 1933. H. J. WAECHTER 2,137,970 WRITING TABLET Filed Oct. 5, 1937 I, 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Nov. 22, 1938. H'. J. WAECHTER 2,137,970 WRITING TABLET Filed Oct. 5, 1937 I5 Sheets-Sheet 3 26 15-13 23 INVENTOR. BY )l/o‘?dth/lv'd Arrazmsys, this? Patented Nov. 22, 1938 UNITED- STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,137,970 WRITING TABLET Harry J. Waechter, Mount‘Healthy, Ohio, assign? or to Paul Benninghofen and Fritz G. Diesbach, trustees, Hamilton, Ohio Application October 5, 1937, Serial No. 167,424 9 Claims. (Cl. 282'-—12) This invention relates to a writing tablet for use in combination with a container or carton employed in merchandise packaging, a packet supply of continuous form stationary, either in D a single or composite web, the composite web comprising a plurality of superposed strips col located for form registration. The packet constitutes a strip or composite web ziz-zag folded, containing a sequence of 10 printed forms or form length sections, de?ned by weakened transverse tear lines in the strip or web for separating the form lengths one from another as transcribed or ?lled in. The trans verse weakened tear lines usually coincide with and for controlling the withdrawal and register ing the superposed forms upon the writing table. Another object of the invention is to provide continuous web form stationery folded into a packet with weakened transverse tear-lines, co incident withv the lines of fold andapertures in . the tear-line forcooperating with mechanism in an autographic or like machine to obtain regis tration of the. printed forms, regulating the with drawal of the web and to provide tear direction interruptions in the tear bar of the machine to insure a full severance on the tear-line, Another object of the invention is to package a composite web of continuous form stationery 15 15 the lines of fold. The strip or web is provided with one or a set of apertures for each form within _a paper board or like container, the web length or section utilized for strip feed arresting having its leading end in a position ready for service and self-loading within a tablet insert control and form registration, a feature well known to the art. The apertures in the present instance preferably are incorporated in the weak able into the container. ened tear lines to facilitate in a tear-01f when an improve and simplify the construction of the web feed arresting and form, registering means, em extracted portion is pulled across and interrupt-s This stationery is largely used in autographic registers’ or manifold machines in which the packet after unpackaging is deposited within a compartment beneath a writing table or platen of the machine. A free end of the strip is un folded from the packet and advanced either man ually or by feeding devices over the writing table to support and expose a form length or section for writing, and when ?lled in, the strip is ad: Vanced or withdrawn for a determined or meas- ’ ured length for tearing off or dispensing the ?lled in form or section and appropriately posi tion a successive portion or section in the writing space upon the platen. The present invention contemplates eliminat ing the unpackaging of the packet and taking 40 the supply directly therefrom as used, and in which the container or carton is utilized as a casing in combination with a tablet, providing a platen and strip withdrawal control and form registering instrumentalities applied to the car ' ton or container for receiving the strip or com posite web appropriately for writing thereon and ‘ ' Another object ofthe invention is to generally 20 ploying one or a plurality of pins engageable ed on anon-continuous straight or tear edge. controlling its sequential extraction. v10 ing intervals in the tear line to. accommodate for v I An object of the invention is to provide a tablet of simple design and low cost construction for ready attachment to a commercial paper board container or carton employed in merchandise packaging a packet of continuous form station cry to equip the same with a writing table for sequentially ?lling in the forms directly supplied 55 or withdrawn from the merchandising container through apertures in the web, whereby‘ the pins are actuated to express the same from the apertures and free the web by the act of the oper ator grasping the leading end of the web for ex tracting a ?lled in length or form. Various other factors and details of the in vention are more fully stated in the description 3.0. of the accompanying drawings, in which: Figure 1 is a perspective View of the writing tablet applied to. the closure sleeve of a carton, the sleeve being partly in section and the ap proximate position of the carton dimensioned from the sleeve and in line therewith for inser» tion. ‘ - Figure 2 is a perspective view of the tablet and carton assembled ready for use. Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3—3, Figure 2. v , Figure 4 is a fragmentary top plan view of the forward portion of the tablet showing the form strip in arrested position and the extracted. form about to be severed from the strip across the tear bar. Figure 5 is a front elevation of the assembled carton and tablet. Figure 6 is a cross sectional view of the stop pin mechanism taken on line 5—6, Figure 4. Figure 7 is a view similar to Figure 6 illustrat ing the manipulation of the stop pin mechanism preliminary to extracting a ?lled in form'length. Figure 8 is a view similar to Figure 6 llustrat ing the stop pin mechanism in position for ar 2 2,137,970 resting withdrawal of the form length when a succeeding set of apertures is brought into reg istry therewith. Figure 9 is a view of a portion of the form strip of the present invention, illustrating the arrange— ment of the tear-line and apertures. Figure 10 is a perspective view of a modi?ed form of carton structure. Figure 11 is a fragmentary view taken on line I l--ll Figure 10 illustrating the manner in which the leading edge of the form strip is tucked into the forward edge of the carton in shipping. Figure 12 is a sectional view taken on line l2—l 2, showing a modi?ed form of writing tablet 15 in place in the carton. Figure 13 is a cross sectional view taken on line |3—l3, Figure 12. Referring to the drawings, the tablet comprises, a body portion formed of sheet material in the 20 shape of a return bend integrally providing a platen l furnishing a ?at Writing surface for re ceiving and supporting a form or section of the leading end of the web to be ?lled in, and a return tail or tray 2 in a plane beneath the platen and therewith forming a compartment or storage The hinge plate is actuated or manipulated by a thumb lever I 3 pivotally mounted upon the frame cross bar 6 and lies within the bifurcation of the hinge plate 8. It also is bifurcated corre spondingly with the notch centrally in the for ward end of the writing platen to expose a por tion of the leading end of the form -or Web to ob tain a ?nger-grip thereon to extract the same. 20 The thumb lever is depressed at the time of obtaining a ?nger-hold upon the leading end of the Web for expressing the pins preliminary to hinge plate to elevate the hinge plate when the as unfolded from the supply packet, is stationed beneath the tablet and translated onto the writ ing platen. A cross frame 5 is ?xed to the forward end of the platen, having an upper cross bar 6 extending transversely across the front margin of the platen and slightly elevated therefrom to bridge the forward end of the thumb lever is depressed. Upon elevating the hinge plate, the pins are expressed from the web apertures and the oper ator upon moving his hand forward, permits the thumb to be slipped from its depressing hold upon the thumb lever, releasing the same, in which instance the pins will be urged and bear upon the web, ready to snap through a succeeding set of apertures when brought into registry there-_ 30 same and therewith provide a throat channel or with for a successive web withdrawal arresting interval, the pins limiting a measured length of 7 to guide and con?ne the same. Web withdrawal, and when engaged through a set of apertures, also function for registering and 40 passageway ‘I through which the web traverses The frame 5 depends below the writing platen to form a channel or entrance for the storage or aligning a successive form or set of forms dis ?ling compartment 3, and an abutment for clasp posed in writing position upon the platen. ing over a wall of the container or carton, pack length, is then severed from the strip by tearing aging the packet for attaching the tablet to the container. The upper frame cross bar 6 at its rear edge has an up-turned ?ange for bar reenforcement and facilitates in threading the leading end of the web into the throat space in loading. The cross bar 6 also provides a support for the web withdrawal arresting or control means, having 55 stop pins or detents engageable through one or a set of apertures in the web when brought into registry therewith during the withdrawal advance of the Web in dispensing or extracting a ?lled in form and sequentially positioning a successive 60 form in writing position upon the platen. The stop pins 8-8 are formed integral with and laterally dependingly extend from the for ward extremities of a bifurcated hinge plate 9 pivotally mounted upon the frame cross bar 6. 65 The hinging connection of the hinge plate is by means of a pin 9a traversing the hinge plate and having its opposite ends journalled in ears Ill-l ll pressed up from the cross bar 6. The hinge plate is yieldingly urged in a depressed position 70 by a spring l2 housed within a recess in the underside of the hinge plate and coiled about the hinge pin 8, one end of the spring connecting with the hinge plate and its opposite end with the ?ange of the frame cross bar. 75 forward edges of the platen and frame cross bar, and therefore require to be notched out to obtain a ?nger hold upon the web. The said edges re 10 spectively are utilized as tear edges for separating an extracted portion of the web along a tear line. or bend 4 joining the platen and tray serves as a and a curved guide over which the web is directed 50 central ?nger grip access to the leading edge of the web, which has its edge coinciding with the depositing upon the tray the record sheets when ?lled in and separated from the web. The loop 30 rear wall for the storage compartment or tray, 45 the corresponding edge of the upper frame cross bar, are notched for pin clearance and also for a griping the web so that the pins will free the web in advance of an extracting pull. The thumb lever I3 is pivotally mounted upon ears turned up from the frame cross bar 6 and its rear end is projected to contact with the underside of the - space 3 open at the forward end of the platen for 35 passage 1 and when engaged through apertures in the web, withhold its advance. The forward edge of the writing platen and The pins normally intersect the channel or The extracted portion of the Web, as a ?lled-in form the same at a tear line which registers with the forward edges of the cross frame and writing table, and, by pulling the extracted portion across either of said edges, a separation is easily effected. As it is desirable to employ a tearing’ edge to facilitate in a tear-off operation and avoid ad ministering any translative motion to the web which would thrust the same against the stop . pins, tending to mutilate the apertures and de stroy the registration of the forms of a successive form in writing position upon the platen, and, as the tearing edges of both the frame cross bar and platen are interrupted or mutilated by the notch ing, necessitated for manual access to the leading (30 edge of the web for a pull-out operation, it has been found expedient to locate the web arresting apertures in the weakend transverse tear lines, and thereby provide pre-severed portions or intervals in the tear line to accommodate for the interruptions in the tear-off edges of the tablet to insure a separation along the tear line. The apertures are of a comparatively reduced dimension, relatively closely spaced, and of a con ?guration to insure a tear or separation along the tear line intervals intermediate or between the perforations, which cannot be brought against a stationery tearing edge, and also not to offer any obstruction or cause tearing of the web in its translation over the edges of carbon-coated 75 3 2,137,970 sheets or webs interleaved between the plies of the composite form of web or cross members of the table. The drawings do not illustrate the manifolding sheets or transfer medium, nor .any method of disposing the same in an interleaved relationship between the plies of the composite is no possibility of diverting the tear from the line. A small aperture is not obstructive in the feed or advance of the web across transverse edges, as an edge of a carbon sheet or web and .the spacing of the apertures in a line is com paratively close to insure a separation along the web as several well known methods may be em; line intervals between apertures without the ployed, or the transfer medium may be incorpo rated with the stationeryifor what is known as aid of a tear edge. 10 one-time service, as a ply or part of' the com posite web. In an embodiment of the invention as dis closed, the cabinet is adapted to combine with a commercial type of container or carton em 15 ployed in merchandise packaging a packet, in order to provide for the use of the stationery directly from its package or container, which thereby is converted into a compact and portable unit. As the table is of simple and inexpensive 20 construction, it can be marketed at an exceeding ly low selling price, and then it can be readily and conveniently applied to the packaging con tainer, and, in such combination, offers the same facilities as an autographic register or mani as folding machine as now generally employed. A user, because of the cost, is not restricted to a limited number of machines. The tablet is not limited to the particular style of commercial car ton illustrated. and slight modi?cations or adap 30 tations within the concept of the present in vention, can be readily made in either thetablet or carton for conveniently making the assembly, depending upon the style of carton desired. The style selected provides for simplicity and ready application, in which the advantages are easily recognized, and. as illustrated, is of two-part construction, comprising, a box member 14, and a tubular sleeve closure member l5 telescopically engaging the box member. To apply the tablet, the box member is slid outwardly from the tubular closure a distance suf?cient for withdrawing a su?lcient length of In the modi?cation shown in Figures 10, and 1-3, the tablet comprises a platen 1, tray 2, and 10 cross bar 6, all formed from a single sheet of material. The cross bar 5 is in the form of a reverse inward bend to overlie the head end of the platen and provide an elevated support for the hinge plate 9, carrying the web arrest ing pins 8—8 as heretofore described. The fold connecting the platen l and the cross bar portion 6 is longitudinally slotted to provide an open ing H5, through which the web is threaded for dispensing the same in cooperation with the pins 8—8. The metal in forming the slot or open ing, for the opposite longitudinal edges thereof is flared forwardly to provide flanges for guid ing the web through the opening and forming a pair of tear edges ll—l'l, across either of which the web can be pulled to effect a tear-off of a form section from the web. The tray 2 toward its forward end and at its opposite longitudinal margins‘ is provided. with a pair of tangs or tongues l8—l8 pressed out of 3O the metal and extending below the plane of the tray, with the forward free ends thereof bent at right angles each to form an abutment, serv ing as shown in Figure 12, to engage with’the edge of an inturned ?ange IQ of a carton 26, to ‘I lock the tablet within the carton. The tablet is inserted into an end of the carton by press~ ing inwardly an upper margin of an end wall. The tablet when inserted is within the combines or contour dimension of the carton, in which in 40 stance the leading end of the web can be ar ranged in a position for self-loading within the the leading end of the continuous stationery tablet between the platen and cross bar, so as from the box member and to permit completely to be ready for service and eliminate any man— inserting the tray portion beneath the upper wall ual loading or starting. It is obvious that many 45 of the closure and within the box member, rest different constructions in cartons may be em ing the platen upon the exterior side of the up ployed. The forms illustrated are selected so as per wall of the closure and bringing the de to disclose the features and advantages of the pending frame at the forward end of the table improvements. In the latter instance the car downwardly over the front edge of the closure and corresponding end of the box member, clasp ingly applying the table to the closure, with the box member slightly open at its opposite end. The box member is limited against sliding in an opening direction by the ‘forward free end of the tray which the wall of the box member contacts. The leading end of the web is loaded upon the writing table or platen in the usual manner.'the leading end of the web being‘ pro 60 vided with a stub section to furnish a set of apertures which can be registered with the stop pins for adjusting the foremost form approprir ately over the writing table. , The web apertures as disclosed in Figure 9 are of small dimension, diamond shaped con?gu ration, as preserved intervals in the tear line and are preferably-located centrally of the width of the web and within the dimension of the cut out or notch in the tearing bar, which forms an interruption in the tear edge. This configura tion, it has been experienced, serves very efii_ ciently for the various functions for which the apertures are utilized. The edges forming an aperture lead to a point in the tear-line, direc— tional to initiate a tear on the line so that there ton is of a knock-down variety provided with a removable cover not shown, and comprises a box portion 2! internally provided with a filler 22, formed of a single paper board sheet scored and folded tor insertion into the box and to form a base section 23 overlying the bottom of the box, and a pair of double wall sides 2d—2é which provide longitudinal supports for the tablet i. An end wall of the box at its upper margin is punched and scored as at 25 to form the ?ap (S0 19. It is pressed inwardly to make an opening for the insertion of the tablet and looks with the tangs l8 of the tray to secure the tablet within the carton. One of the side walls of the box has a leaf 28 extensive thereof, slightly shorter than the length dimension of the box and folded inwardly longitudinally across the top of the box, the longitudinal free edge hav ing a tuck-in ?ap 21 extended therefrom, which is folded at right angles to the leaf for tucking into the box. The leading end of the web from thepackage is loaded over the leaf, its forward edge having a loading ?apfolded over the forward edge of the carton leaf preferably along a tear line, for clipping the leading edge of the web to 75 2,137,970 the leaf and in a condition to receive the tablet and pass between the platen and cross bar of the tablet ready to be grasped by the operator for extraction of the web. The web may, as heretofore stated, include carbon coated strips compiled between the work strips or carbon coated sheets, the latter may be secured to the margins of the leaf of the carton and be interleaved between the forms or lami 10 nations of the web as brought from the supply package over and upon the leaf or writing platen of the tablet. By this method the work strips and carbon need not be ?ngered by an operator for loading, the pre-loading being performed by the web manufacturer. Having described my invention, I claim: 1. A writing tablet comprising, a sheet metal platen over which continuous form stationery may be drawn and having a return extension 20 spaced from and underlying the platen and join ing therewith at the receiving end to provide a record sheet storage department accessible from the delivering end of the platen, register pins at the delivery end of the platen mounted for engagement with and withdrawal from aper tures in the stationery and arrest the advance thereof over the platen, and means in parallel with the platen, depressible by the thumb of the operator when in the act of grasping the leading end of the stationery for extraction, for expressing the register pins from the aper tures and be released upon advancing the sta tionery. 2. A writing tablet comprising, a sheet metal platen over’ which a form of continuous form stationery may be drawn, register‘ pins at the delivery end of the platen mounted for engage ment with and withdrawal from apertures in the stationery and arrest the advance thereof over the platen and means mounted parallel with the platen depressible by the thumb of the operator when in the act of form stationery extraction grasping the leading end of the sta tionery for expressing the register pins from the apertures and be released upon advancing the stationery. 3. A writing tablet comprising, a sheet metal platen over which a form of continuous form stationery, provided with withdrawal arresting apertures, may be drawn, a plate hingedly mounted at the delivery end of the platen carry ing pins for engagement with the apertures in the stationery for arresting the advance thereof over the platen and a hingedly mounted thumb piece to actuate said plate to express the pins by the stationery is supplied directly from the carton to the tablet. 5. A writing tablet comprising a sheet metal body formed to provide a pair of superposed planes joined at one end, one providing a platen for sup porting continuous web, form, stationery ad vanced thereover from the joining end of the planes, and the second, a tray for interconnection with a commercial container merchandise pack aging a packet of stationery, for temporary at vanced over the platen for transcribing there on, the web having form registering and Web ar resting apertures therein and means mounted at the delivery end of the platen engaging the apertures in the web tov control the form registra tion and web withdrawal, releasable by the op platen over which a form of continuous form stationery-provided with withdrawal arresting apertures which may be drawn, register pins at the delivery end of the platen mounted for en gagement with and withdrawal from the aper tures in the stationery for arresting advance thereof over the platen expressible from the apertures by the operator when in the .act of grasping the leading end of the stationery _for extraction and be released upon advancing the stationery, and means extensive of the platen and underlying the same for inter?tting with a sta tionery merchandising packaging container to unite the tablet in combination therewith, where~ 1,5 erator in the act of grasping the leading end of the web, for and in extraction thereof. 20 6. A writing tablet for continuous ?at packaged form of stationery comprising a body formed from a single sheet of metal and bent into zig-zag form, unitarily providing a platen, a tray beneath the platen, and a cross bar over the forward end of the platen, the fold connecting the platen and 25 cross bar apertured longitudinally for threading the leading end of the stationery therethrough to extract the same from the platen and provide a tear-edge for separating an extracted portion 30 from the web, and web arresting pins supported on said cross bar yieldingly urged for coopera tion with apertures in the web, the web longitudi nally having apertures at intervals. 7. A writing tablet for continuous ?at packaged 35 form of stationery comprising a body formed from a single sheet of metal and bent into zig-zag form, unitarily providing a platen, a tray beneath the platen, and a cross bar over the forward end of the platen, the fold connecting the platen and 40 cross bar apertured longitudinally for threading the leading end of the stationery therethrough to extract the same from the platen. 8. A writing tablet for continuous ?at packaged form of stationery comprising a body formed from 45 a single sheet of metal and bent into zig-zag form, unitarily providing a platen, a tray beneath the platen, and a cross bar over the forward end of the platen, the fold connecting the platen and cross bar apertured longitudinally for threading the leading end of the stationery therethrough 50 to extract the same from the platen and provide a tear-edge for separating an extracted portion from the web, and web arresting means mounted at the forward end of the platen cooperating with from the apertures and lying in a plane to be _ apertures in the web, the web longitudinally hav actuated by the thumb of the operator when in the act of grasping the leading end of the sta tionery for extraction. 4. A writing tablet comprising, a sheet metal 10 tachment of the tablet to the top wall of a con tainer adapting the web as unfolded to be ad 55 ing apertures at intervals. 9. A writing tablet, for use in connection with a container and continuous stationery zig-zag folded for packaging in the container, unitarily comprising a platen, a tray underlying the platen, 60 and joining therewith at a rear end, and a cross bar overlying the front end of the platen, means carried by the cross bar operable for engaging into apertures in the stationery to withhold its advance over the platen and a container for the 65 stationery providing a support for the tablet, the tray of the tablet providing a‘tongue for en gagement into the container interconnecting the tablet and container and adapting the stationery to be supplied from the container about an end 70 of the tablet and over the face‘ side of the platen for transcribing thereon. HARRY J. WAECHTER.