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July 30, 1946.
Filed 001;. ll, 1944
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July 30, 1946.
Filed Oct. 11, 1944
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Patented July 30, 1946
Glen N. Krouse, Columbus, Ohio
Application October 11, 1944, Serial No. 558,150
5 Claims.
(01. 101--88)
This invention relates to printing and, more
particularly, to the art of printing consecutive
lating cylinder type in which consecutive num
bers may be applied to consecutive sheets passed
numbers or the like on a succession of paper
therethrough simultaneously with the printing of
sheets, or other impression-receiving materials,
text matter on the sheets.
advanced through a press having a reciprocating
type-holding bed and a rotary or oscillating im~
It is another object of theinvention to provide
a consecutive number printer for printing presses
pression-producing cylinder.
wherein the printer is provided with a depressible
operating plunger and has combined therewith an
Hitherto, in printing consecutive numbers, for
example, on paper sheets, as on various types of
automatically movable frisket adapted for oper
negotiable instruments, tickets and the like, it 10 ation in such manner as to prevent the exposed
has been necessary, when reciprocating press bed-3
operating end of the plunger from receiving ink
impressions from the inking rolls of the press.
of the type indicated are employed, to ?rst print
For a further understanding of the invention,
the text matter on the sheets and thereafter,
reference is to be had to the following description
usually on another press, or as a separate opera
and the accompanying drawings, wherein:
tion, to print the numerals. These separate op
erations have been necessary in order to protect
Fig. l is a side elevational view, partly in ver
the sheets from receiving undesired ink impres»
tical section, disclosing a press of the reciprocat
mg bed-oscillating cylinder type provided with
sions from the exposed end of the depres'sible
plunger used in effecting step by step turning of
the numeral printer and frisket means forming
the numeral-bearing type wheels of the consecu- ~ the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the numeral printer,
tive number printer.
frisket and the actuating means therefor removed
Such a number printer, it will be understood,
from the bed of the press;
involves a casing in which is mounted the nu
Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view
meralebearing wheels, the latter engaging the
paper sheets to be printed by projecting for a 25 on the line 3—3 of Fig. 2 disclosing the frisket and
its actuating means and showing the frisket in its
limited distance through an opening provided in
elevated position protecting the upper end of the
the top wall of the casing. To turn the numeral
actuating plunger of the numeral printer;
wheels, the printer is provided with a spring
Fig. 4 is a similar view disclosing the frisket in
pressed plunger which, during the printing op
eration, is adapted to engage the cylinder or 30 its lowered position and removed from associa
tion with the plunger of the number printer so
platen of a press so that the plunger will be moved
that the plunger may be actuated by the press
a suf?cient distance to produce the required step
by step turning movement of the number-print
Fig. 5 is a transverse vertical sectional view
lng type wheels. In a reciprocating press, the
type is advanced under inking rolls before regis 35 taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3 with the number
printer omitted;
tration with the cylinder and, if used, the plunger
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the frisket and
of the number printer would contact the inking
its operating means;
rolls; hence a ?lm or deposit of such ink would
Fig. '7 is a diagrammatic view showing the op
be applied to the plunger which would be subse
quently deposited on the paper sheets undergoing 40 erating positions of the frisket at different stages
during a single printing cycle.
Referring more particularly to the drawings,
In accordance with the present invention, this
the numeral ID designates the top of the main
condition is corrected or prevented by associat
frame of the printing press, on which the bed II
ing with the plunger of the number printer a
movable frisket which is automatically actuated 45 that carries the chase or type form I2 is mounted
for reciprocal movement. Carried as usual by the
frame of the press, above the bed I l, is the oscil
when the plunger is in registration with the ink
lating impression cylinder 13. Also, carried by
ing roll or rolls of the press, the frisket is located
the frame If! for engagement with the ink-receiv
to cover the upper end of the plunger in order to
receive the ink impression from said roll or rolls 50 ing surfaces of the type contained in the chase
or form 12 is a, plurality of inking rolls I4 and
and prevent it being applied to the plunger, and
the usual vibrator roll l5. Between the rolls i4
whereby when the bed is advanced to bring the
type into impression-imparting engagement with.
and I5 and the cylinder l3, the frame effects the
support of one or more cross rods 16 on which is
the paper sheets and the associated cylinder, the
plunger will present an ink free surface which 55 clamped the head blocks ll of a paper'feeding
permits of its actuation by the press cylinder
frame I 3. Paper is fed to the press between the
frame !8 and the cylinder l3 and into impression~
without imparting an ink impression on the paper
receiving engagement with the type contained in
It is, therefore, an object of the present inven
the chase or form 42 as the latter is reciprocated
tion to provide number-printing mechanism for
Using a standard press of this kind, the present
printing presses of the reciprocating bed-oscil
by the reciprocation of the type bed, whereby .
invention provides a consecutive number print
ing mechanism which operates simultaneously
with each printing operation of the press. This
mechanism comprises a standard consecutive
number printer of the nature used in the print
ing industry. These printers each embody a cas
the spring 34 is to positively maintain the frisket
in its position of registration with the top sur
ing I9 in which is rotatably supported on a com~
mon shaft a plurality of numeral-bearing wheels
20, which function after the manner of an odom
face of the printing plunger or in its inactive or
lowered position out of registration with the
Such movement of the frisket between active
- and inactive positions is effected by providing the
diverging arms at the upper end of the lever 27
with lateral extensions or actuating heads 38 and
eter. The upper peripheral edges of the wheels 10 36a having angled edge surfaces 31, which sur
faces upon reciprocation of the bed I I are adapt
ed to be brought into engagement with an angu
of the casing so that the numerals on said wheels
larly positioned fly plate 38 stationarily carried
may be brought into direct engagement with the
project through an opening 2! [in the top wall
inking rolls and the paper to be printed as the
by the lower end. of a rod 259, the upper end of
wheels areadvanced under, the cylinder I3. - Step
said rod being adjustably positioned in-one vof the
supporting blocks H of the paper-feeding frame.
By this adjustment, the operating registration
by step turning movement of the wheels is effected
by a vertically depressible spring actuated plung
between the ?y plate 33 and the-lever heads 36
er 22, The upper or operating end of this plunger
and 36a may be readily controlled.
projects ‘through the top of the casing is in order
that it may be engaged by the cylinder [3 and 20
' Operation
depressed to mechanically turn the type wheels
In the use of this mechanism, when the bed I I
20 to the required printing positions.
is positioned so that the numeral wheels 20 of the
In accordance with the present invention, such
number printer are in registration with the ink
astandard consecutive number printer is placed
ing roll or rolls M, as shown at A in Fig. '7, the
frisket will occupy its active position covering
the upper end surface of the plunger 2, as indi
cated in Fig. 3, so that the plunger will not come
into contact with the inking roll or rolls and
ing 23. The vertical side walls of the housing 23 ."._" therefore will not receive an ink deposit thereon,
such deposit being applied to the upper surface
effect the pivotal support, as at 24, of a yoke
of the frisket and not to the plunger.
shaped frisket 25. When the frisket is elevated,
When the bed I I has been reciprocated so that
as shown in Fig. 3, the same is positioned over
the type carried by the chase or form is in print
the upper end surface of the plunger 22 to pre
vent the plunger from contacting the ink rolls :-;.-‘ ing registration with the cylinder l3, as indicated
at B in Fig. '7, the head 36 of the lever 21, dur
I4 during reciprocation of the bed II. However,
ing movement of the bed from position A to posi
it is necessary that the plunger, in order to actu
tion B of Fig. 7, contacts the angularly disposed
ate the number printer, must be brought into
?y plate 38. Such contact causes the operating
direct registering relationship with the cylinder
lever to swing about its fulcrum on the depressi—
l3 so that forces may be applied to the plunger
ible bar 29, rocking the lever to the position dis
to depress the same, against spring resistance, to
closed in Fig. 4. The head 35 engages the fly
actuate the wheels 28 and, therefore, when such
plate during this operation, producing the re—
registration is effected, the frisket must be moved
quired lever oscillation. This rocking movement
out of registration with the plunger so that the
force of the cylinder may be used to depress the I‘; of the lever through the yoke 21 imparts similar
rocking movement to the frisket, causing the lat
ter to assume its lowered position out of registra
Therefore, the frisket is pivotally mounted as
tion with the plunger 22 and in contact with the
at 24 and actuating means of an automatic nature
stop rod 33, the frisket being held in engagement
is provided to oscillate the frisket at the required
with the stop rod by the toggle-like action of the
printing stages,‘ so that the frisket will either
spring 34. The frisket, having thus been removed
cover'the plunger or will be removed from con
from engagement with the plunger, is then ex
tact therewith.
posed for actuating registration with the cylin
In a preferred exemplary embodiment of such
directly in the chase or form I2 in its pro-per posi
tion with relation to the text-printing type and
locked in the chase with the type. Also, placed
in the chase and locked therein adjacent to the
number printer is an open-topped frisket hous~
actuating means, the side ‘legs of the frisket,
der I 3.
As the bed is reciprocated forwardly, the
above the pivotal connections 26, are connected 55
plunger upon registering with the cylinder is
with the forward ends of a wire yoke 25, the
depressed by the latter, thereby imparting step
transverse connecting leg of this yoke being re
by step turning movement to the numbering
ceived in an opening provided in the shank of
a Y-shaped actuating lever 21. The lower end of
wheels 29]. This registration, however, of the
plunger with the printing cylinder does not re
the shank of the lever 2'! is pivotally mounted
sult in imparting any ink impression to the pa
on a rod 28 carried by the free end of a support
per passed between the chase type and the cyl
ing bar 29, the opposite end of said bar being
inder I 3, since the plunger has been protected
fulcrumed as at 39 for vertical swinging move
by the frisket and does not contain an ink de
ment in the side plates of the friskct housing 23.
posit. In this manner, the paper is concurrent
A wire spring ."II engages with theflat face 32
ly printed with required text matter and at the
of the bar 29 contiguous to its pivotal axis, the
same time the numbering impressions are ap
normal tendency of the spring 3| being to main
plied thereto.
tain the bar in an elevated position in contact
Upon the return stroke, with the frisket down,
with a stationary stop rod 33 carried by the side
as shown at C in Fig. 7, the elevated head 36a is
walls of the housing 23. Also positioned in the
depressed by the cylinder as permitted by the
housing 23 is a U—shaped toggle spring 34, the
latter being con?ned between the rear wall of the
spring pressed bar 29, so that the head 36a passes
under the cylinder without changing the posi
frisket housing and having its forward free ends
pivotally joined as at 35 in offset relation to the
tion of the frisket. After being removed from the
pivotal axis 24 of the frisket. The function of
in?uence of the cylinder, the head 36a is ele
vated by the spring 3| and engages the fly plate
of said devices to e?ect frisket-moving actua
tion thereof.
2. In printing apparatus, the combination with
a consecutive number printer of the type having
30a which results in swinging the frisket up
wardly to its plunger protecting position as at
D in Fig. 7, so that the plunger may pass under
the inking rolls without receiving a deposit of ink.
a resiliently depressible operating plunger and a
plurality of numeral-bearing wheels actuated in
step by step order by said plunger, a housing ar
ranged adiacent to said number printer, a frisket
In view of the foregoing, it will be seen that
the present invention provides improved appa
pivotally mounted on said housing movable be
ratus for printing consecutive numbers on suc
cessive sheets or Web of paper fed to a printing 16 tween active and inactive positions, said frisket
when actively positioned being disposed over the
press of the type having a reciprocating bed and
operating end of said plunger and when inactively
an oscillatory or rotating impression cylinder.
positioned within the con?nes of said housing
The consecutive numbers are printed simultane
ously with the printing of text matter, thus
dispensing with the usual practice of separately
printing the numbers on the sheet after the
printing of the text has been completed, thus
saving time and reducing the cost of such oper
ations. The frisket and its operating means are
strongly constructed and are capable of inde?
nite use without becoming out of order or neces
sitating repairs. The operation of the appara
and spaced from said plunger, spring means
' serving to maintain positively said frisket in its
active and inactive positions, an operating lever
for said frisket mounted for pivotal movement
within said housing and having spaced operat
ing heads arranged to project above the top of
said housing, and a link connection uniting said
lever with said frisket.
3. In printing apparatus, frisket mechanism
adapted for insertion in a type form contiguous
to a consecutive number printer, said apparatus
25 embodying a housing having an open top. a frisket
the character indicated.
element pivotally supported by said housing for
If for any reason, at the outset of a given
movement between active and inactive positions,
printing operation, the position of the heads 36
said frisket when actively positioned projecting
and 35a should be wrongly positioned for en
above said housing to cover the operating end
gagement with the fly plate, and the operation
of the press started, a safety feature is provided 30 of the actuating plunger of the associated num
ber printer, spring means located in said housing
in the resilient mounting for the supporting bar
for positively maintaining said frisket element
29, since the latter allows the lever to be resilient
in its active and inactive positions, a supporting
ly depressed so that the head engaged with the
bar pivotally mounted at one end within said
?y plate will pass under the lower edge of said
85 housing, a stop, spring means tending to turn
plate without injury to the apparatus.
said supporting bar into a position of engage
While I have illustrated and described a pre
with said stop, an operating lever for said
ferred form of my present invention, neverthe
frisket element pivotally carried by the free end
less, it will be understood that the same is
of said bar, a link uniting said lever with said
subject to certain modi?cation or variation in
mechanical design without departing from the 40 frisket element, the lever at its upper end termi
nating in diverging arms adapted to project above
spirit and scope of the following claims.
said housing, and a head carried by each of said
arms at its upper end, each of said heads hav
1. The combination with a printing press hav
ing angled surfaces adapted for engagement with
ing a reciprocable form-supporting bed, an im
tus is entirely automatic and does not in any
way reduce the operational speed of presses of
pression cylinder and an ink-applying roll, a ‘
a stationary deflector when the type form con
taining the frisket is reciprocated, the engage
ment of said heads with said de?ector serving to
a type-receiving form positioned on the recipro
oscillate said lever and frisket element.
cable press bed, said printer having a resiliently
4. A printer’s frisket comprising a supporting
depressible plunger and a plurality of numeral
frame, a frisket element pivotally mounted in
bearing wheels rotatable in step by step order
said frame for swinging movement between an
by the movement of said plunger, the plane of
elevated active position and a lowered inactive
the operating end of said plunger when normally
position, a pivoted operating lever mounted in
positioned being such as to contact said inking
said frame, said lever having a pair of spaced
roll, of means automatically operative upon
heads engageable with a press-carried stationary
movement of said press bed to prevent the oper—
member for oscillating said lever, link means
ating end of said plunger from directly engag
uniting said lever with said frisket element, and
ing with said inking roll when the plunger is
spring means for positively maintaining said
in registration with the latter and uncovering the
frisket element in its active and inactive posi
operating end of said plunger when the latter
is in registration with said operating cylinder, 60 tions.
5. A printer’s frisket comprising a supporting
said means employing a housing adapted to be
frame, a frisket element pivotally mounted in
positioned in the type form contiguous to said
said frame for swinging movement between an
number printer, a pivotally mounted frisket sup
elevated active position and a lowered inactive
ported by said housing for movement into and
out of registration with the operating end of 65 position, a pivoted operating lever mounted in
said frame, said lever having a pair of spaced
said plunger during reciprocation of said bed,
heads engageable with a press-carried station
spring means for positively maintaining said
ary member for oscillating said lever, link means
frisket in its active position of registration with
uniting said lever with said frisket element. spring
said plunger and in its inactive position out of
registration with said plunger, pivotally movable 70 means for positively maintaining said frisket ele
ment in its active and inactive positions, and a
motion-imparting devices connected with said
resiliently yieldable support upon which said oper
frisket, and a stationary contact element sup
ating lever is fulcrumed for rocking movement.
ported by said press above said bed, said ele
ment being disposed in the path of movement
consecutive number printer adapted to occupy
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