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Patented Oct. 1, 1946
UNITED STAT ES PATENT OFFICE
PRINTING MACHINE
Frederick L. Fuller, deceased, late-of West Orange,
N. J., by Schuyler B. Harrisomg East Orange,
N. J., and John G. Phillips, New York, N. Y.,
International Business
executors, assignors I to
Machines Corporation, New York, N. Y., a cor
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Application November 2, 1943, sea-am, 503,676‘
14 Claims. “ (01. 101-93)
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enables the provision of , separate printed lists '
able the concurrent radial positioning of the‘two
of the amounts of thecheckssegregated inv the
sortingv compartments.
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strip and, to effect printing impressions from the
printing wheels upon theselected record tape in
This invention relates to printing mechanisms
and more particularly to the type coordinated
with manually controlled sorting machines which
groups of printing wheels as the sorting drum
is rotated back and forth to predetermined check
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Such forms of machine have heretofore been ' receiving positions and to provide an improved
devised as exempli?ed in the patents to F. L.
arrangement‘ vwhereby the "group of printing
Fuller, No. 1,966,623, dated July 17, 1934, and to
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F. L. .Fuller et.al., No. 2,142,352, dated January 10’ wheelsat
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ordinai ed with the related‘platens’of the separate
printing mechanisms when certain compartments
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ordinate the group of printing wheels at the other
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platens‘when remaining sortingjcompartments
aforementioned patents, particularly with the
purpose of effecting a simpli?cation in construc
tion, easeof servicing of the parts and rendering
more accessible the printin‘g‘mechanisms for the
are selected
for ‘operation and vice'versa to co
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improve the printing mechanism shown in the
side, of the machine _ with the related printing
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selected. - i
T To attain the abovc'lob'ject, the relative ‘posi
ease of detachment. of the printed tapes, fin'serté' v‘ tioning of the group of printing wheels is such
ing new paper rolls, placing a new inking ‘ribbon
20 that one group of printing wheels is in a midway
in the printing mechanism, etc.
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positionwith respect to associated platens when.
, A further objectv of the present inventionis to
devise a construction of printing" mechanism
the other group of printing wheels is coordinated
witlriv associated platens.~jThis midway position
which can be assembled at each side of the sort
ing machine, which construction not only pos
sesses the above named virtues but further makes
of vone group of printingv wheels is maintained
during the time that the other ‘group of printing
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wheels iswassociated'withthe platens for printing
the machine more attractive from a commercial
the selected record tapes and, in a’ reverse
viewpoint by reason of the fact that the'rnach'ine 4 , upon
manner; a‘ ‘midway position of’the other group
may be placedagainst a wall. 'In, this respect,
of printing wheels is maintained during the time
the present machine overcomes the "ar'awbaick 30 that the remaining group of printing wheels'is
and objections to the machine shown inthepat
associated with‘ other platens to e?ectprinting
ent to F. L. Fuller et al., No. 2,142,352 "in which
impressions upon the selected record --tapes.
it will be observed that the separatetapefor strip
Hence, by‘ virtue of this-‘principle of operation,
printing mechanisms are m'ounte'd'atthe rear of
onlyone group of printing "wheels! is operable at
the machine requiring additional ‘overali?oor'
space.
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A further objectvoi'the present, invention is to
provide a printing mechanism which'is capable
of printing upon aplurality of selectedvrecord
tapes in whichinostwof the, heavy parts " of the
prihtingmechanisms are‘carried by the station
selected
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record
improvements
tapexm ' in the
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of adjuncts which are in~the~form of aligning
mechanisms,‘ means for effecting printing impres
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mer blow so as to make clear line imprintsland
aryiframework and emyfajrew parts'_'rel,atively
"other 'additional‘improvements which: are incor
porated in the" printing mechanism'so that the
light in weight are required‘ito 'move. In this
respecththe present machine is a maid improve
latter will'oper'ate man- emcient- manner. '
,ment over the construction show'njin the patent
to 1i‘. L. Fuller, No. ‘1,966,623, which construction
has-the‘drawback in that practically
parts
of = the separate tape printing méChaTiiSm$ tire
carried by the rotatable“ sorting drum.’ ‘This has
been found to‘ greatly‘ increase "the load'on’the
motive power of the machine,
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A morespeciiic object'rof the presentinvention
is to provide two separate tape printing 'rriec'hae
nisms; ‘one at each‘ side of the machine and each
substantially‘duplicate in construction and oper
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invention to providejeach printer’ at each side of
the machine with a set of‘ amount printing wheels‘
which are differentially rotated and radially po
sitionedlto-be coordinated with a, selectedrecord
, "Whiletthe’present "improvements in, the print
ing *mechanismshav'e been coordinated with a
manually controlled ‘sorting machine, it is very
obvious. that the present improvements may be
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applied to other forms of'printing machines such
as accounting machines, bookkeepingmachines,
"'ét'c.’ "It is to be understood‘that the present em¢
"bodinfent iszmerelyfillustrative and is set‘ forth to
vdisclose'yvhatis considered as the preferred em
"bodiment of the-‘invention and the speci?c illus
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‘out in the‘ following description and claims and
“illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which
iiistlésaibiwey cf simple the principle’ of the
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invention and the best mode, which has been con
templated, of applying that principle.
In said drawings:
Fig. l is a perspective view of the combined
check sorting-accounting machine to which the
present improvements in printing mechanisms
are preferably incorporated.
Fig. 2 shows the control tape printing mecha
nism of the combined check sorting and account
given a general description of the construction
of the combined sorting and printing machine.
The assembled sorting and accounting machine
is shown in Fig. l and represents except for the
tape printing mechanism shown herein the form
of machine which is now used commercially in
banks to simultaneously list and sort a group of
promiscuously arranged checks. The operator is
provided with a series of checks 45 which have
ing machine and also shows the connections made 10 different classi?cations and in accordance with
in the present machine to the printing wheel
their classi?cations one of the compartment se
setting segments herein for setting the two groups
lecting keys 48 is depressed. Through a control
of printing wheels.
mechanism fully shown in the patent to F. L.
Fig. 3 is a chart provided to diagrammatically
Fuller et al., No. 2,142,352, a drum is rotated so
as to bring a selected sorting compartment into
show the different relative position of the two
groups of printing wheels and the manner in
‘registration with an aperture t6 in which the
which the relative positioning is maintained as
check to be sorted is manually inserted. The
different compartments are selected so that only
function of the machine in the aforementioned
one group of printing wheels will be effective to
patents is to sheet the entries of the amounts
print, although both groups of printing wheels 20 on the checks selectively in a plurality of totalizers
are concurrently positioned.
and to cause the listing of amounts on the checks
Fig. 4 is a detail view showing the manner of
e?ecting the differential adjustment of the setting
upon a control tape [is and also upon separate
record tapes which are associated with a plurality
segments for the groups of printing wheels and
of sorting compartments. To provide for the
also showing the relationship of a group of print 25 entry and listing of the amounts the machine is
ing wheels with several of the printing platens.
provided with an ten key keyboard 420, the keys
Fig.5 is a View in elevation taken at the rear
of which are initially depressed so as to control
end of the machine, showing the cross connecting
the setting on suitable setup mechanism of
jack shafts and the manner in which they have
amounts equal in value to the keys struck. After
connections for setting the two sets of setting 30 sorting compartment has been selected and the
segments for the two groups of printing wheels.
amount has been set up on the setup mechanism,
Fig. 6 is a detail view showing the mechanism
the operator having inserted the check in the
utilized to align the differentially set segments
aperture 5.5 then depresses a motor release bar 41.
as well as the radially positionable printer frame.
A number of functions are then performed, one
Fig. 7 shows the operating connections from
of which is the feeding of the inserted check into
the main operating shaft for effecting the recip
the selected compartment and also the position
rocation of an operating plate for one of the
ing of totalizer actuators in order that amounts
may be entered into the grand totalizer and
' Fig. 8 is a view taken at the right end of the
selectively into one of a plurality of totalizers
machine, showing the entire construction of the 40 which are associated with the sorting compart
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twelve tape printer assemblies provided at the
ments and furthermore one of a plurality of
right side of the machine.
Fig. 9 is a sectional view of the upper portion
of the printer provided at the right side of the
printing mechanisms associated with the sorting
compartments will be selected for operation to
print the amount on the selected compartment
tape. A printing mechanism shown in Fig. 2 is
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Fig._ 10 shows the operating and driving train
by means of which the sorting drum may effect
the concurrent position of the two printer frames
as well as to effect the setting of an indicating
wheel and printing element according to the posi- '
tion of the sorting drum.
Fig. 11 is a detail View showing the parts in
volved for unlatching the type wheels to effect
a printing impression.
Fig. 12 is a detail view showing the operating .
parts involved for operating the aligning mecha
nism for the group of printing wheels.
Fig. 13 is a detail-view showing the operating
parts involved to operate the line spacing mech
anism for the selected tape printer.
General. operation of theimachine
The present improvements are preferably ap
plied to the form of combined check sorting and
accounting machine shown in the U. S. Patents
No. 1,966,623, issued to F. L. Fullen'dated July 17,
1934, and No. 2,142,352, issued to F. L. Fuller and
S. Brand, dated January 3, 1939.
concomitantly adjusted so as to print the same
amount printed on the selected compartment tape
on the control tape 49.
The machine is provided with twenty-four com
partment totalizers which correspond in number
to the number of sorting compartments and sepa
rate tape printing mechanisms.
In the prior construction of the separate tape
printing mechanisms, as exempli?ed in the patent
to F. L. Fuller No. 1,966,623, they were in their
entirety-carried by the sorting drum and the
item printing wheels were ?xed relatively to the
tape assemblies. By the differential rotation of
the sorting drum the selected tape was associated
with the printing wheels and the item printing
wheels were impressed against the tape to print
the items set up by the keys, In this construc
tion the attachment of the tape assemblies to the
sorting drum added considerable weight to the
i ‘sorting drum, bringing about di?iculties in the
starting and stopping of the drum, clue to mo
mentum and inertia.
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This advantage was overcome by the subse—
The present machine is to be considered as an
quent construction shown in the patent to F. L.
improvement in the combined check sorting and 70 Fuller et al. No. 2,142,352 and in this arrangement
accounting machine shown in the above patents,
the tape printing mechanisms were completely
particularly in the construction and operation of
divorced from the sorting drum and were ?xedly
the tape printing mechanisms associated with the
mounted at the rear of the machine. This less
sorting compartments. In order to better under
ened the weight of the sorting drum and made it
stand the present improvements there will be
still easier to rotate the latter and stop the same
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anisms ~were complicatedinin construction .and
relatively expensivelto‘manufacture;a" ’ J
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to the shafts 56. Therefore, it will be observed
that the jackshafts 56. and 51 have been assigned’
denominationalivalues which are indicated in
5;:‘12T0g'5h8 shafts 56,~for,example,_ arms ‘62 are
A'further disadvantagewas .that‘to remove the
connected and each of such arms has a link con
separatelyprinted tapes-it was necessaryfor thevv Cl nection
53' (Fig- (l) to an-integra'l armq?dof the
~ operator to get access ito~ the rear of themachine.
related setting segment 5-5. :For the I group of
This prevented the‘mountin‘gfof the-check sort.
shafts 55 there ,is at the right end of Fig. 5 a group
ing- and‘ accounting ‘machine directlyagainstpa
wall, ‘increasing-‘the ?oorlspace necessary for the
proper 'operation‘of the machine and which, in:
someinstallations,‘was'ifound to be objectionable.
The advantage of the tape printingmechanism in
of arms'62 and these have link connections 63 to
the segments 1155-» for ‘the printing mechanism at
one. side ofthegmachine andithep shafts 51 have
similar- arms?t which have linkconnections 51:
torgthe ‘ other segments ; 65 for ,thelprinting‘ ,mech-»
Patent No. 1,966,623 is that easy access couldrbe
anism at :the same-sideof the machine, It is also
had to the printed tapes from one side of the ma
chinerand' in thepresent machine thistsame ad 15 toabeunderstood that the shaft_sy5_6,,51at the
va'ntageis gained but, however, avoiding the dis“ ' left :end, have similar joperating connections ‘from
these shafts ;t0;;the' related segments 65 forjthe
advantages inherent. inthe patented construc
printing mechanism at the other side of the ma_
tion. " The present constructionjis; therefore, con
chine.
sidered‘to strike a favorable medium between the
» Through the connecting means just described,
construction shown in the aforementioned ‘pat
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is evidentthat-a pair of ‘segments 65forthe
ents and’ consists of a‘ design ‘which is relatively
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a number of advantages which are attractive
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same denominationwill be adjusted commensu
rately and ,in- accordance with the differential
position-of the related slide 635. Bythe plurality
The combined check sorting accounting ma
of connections shown in Fig.5.’), it is further evi
chine shown-herein'is providedwith differentially
respondingly positioned for eachoperation of the
positionable actuators or slides 535 (Fig. 2). which
correspond to thosershown in Patent No. 2,142,352
and similarly designated, JI‘hese actuators are
differentially positioned according to the item
keys depressed-and carry rack segments 631 for
actuating the» selected totalizer and also carry
type elements 536 of the main or control tapev
printing mechanism forprinting on control tape
49. - For the separate tape printing mechainsms
shown in the patented machine there are connec
tions shown in Fig. 26 of this patent. The present
machine also includes thesame form of actuating
mechanism-for slides 635 but a different form of
mechanical connection is made from the actua;
tors o'r slides ‘535 for- setting the'printing wheels
of'the' separate tape printing mechanism of the
dent that the two groups of segments 65 are cor
machine and such position causes the corre
sponding positioning of thetwo groups of print
ingwheels
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It is preferable as ‘provide the slot 50 (Fig. 4.)
somewhat largerv than the diameter of; the roller
5.! to enable‘ a free positioning of the slides 635
and theirindependent alignment. To thisv end, ‘
it is desirable tov provide an valigning mechanism
for-the group of b-ellycranks 53. Each belly crank
53 as shown in; Figs. Li and 6 is provided with a
depending segment arm ‘ll! equippedlat thelbot
tornywith aligning notches ‘H. ‘Underlying the
segments ‘m is anraligningbail consisting of side
present machine.‘ . These‘ connections are shown
arms 12, andacrossbail 13 which bail is loosely
particularly in‘Figs, 2 and 4.‘
mounted upon a shaftf'lll.
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Each slide 6350f the present machine is pro
vided with a notch 50 receiving a roller 5| on-one
arm v52 of a bell crank 53 which is loosely mount“
ed on a' support rod5li. Of course; for the-ten
amount setting slides 535 of the patented" ma
chine and the present machine there'are-ten bell
cranks 53, each having a similar connectionto
the related slide. Each bell crank 53’-is~-a-lsoprol
vided with an integral rearwardly extending-arm
55 and from the rear'of the machine as shown
in ‘Fig. 5 it will be seen that "the arms 55 are
grouped together and are disposed as shown in
this ?gure somewhat to the left of the centerof
A rock shaft ‘[5 car
‘ ries. armsl? ‘having link- connections ‘H to each
arm '52 of the bail.
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cyclically operating main drive shaft of the ma
chine,_ being, thencorrespondingly designated shaft
‘in Patent No. 2,143,352. From this main drive
shaftthevarious‘ mechanisms of the machine are
vdriverrinya timed relation.’ The means for driv
ing-theshaft 9515 fully- shown in the last men
tioned patent; and its rotation is initiated upon
depression of theimanual bar 41 (Fig. l) which,
when depressed, effects -a cyclic operation of the
accounting ‘machine. i In the present machine
the machine. From these" arms ‘55 there are oper
shaft 511 carriesa box cam Bil. Cooperating with
ating ‘connections to adjust the two sets of'actu»
ators for the two sets of printing wheels for-the
crank 8t pivoted on-la rod 82.
separate tape printing mechanisms.v Thesecon
nections consist in part of'ia group of'?ve-trans
versely extending shafts 55' mounted above-the
arms 55 and a group of ?ve transversely extend
ing shafts 57 mounted below the-arms 55. These ‘
shafts are: known as “jack” shafts‘ for the pur
pose of extending motion from one point of the
the cam raceof thew-box cam 55 is a follower bell ‘
The bell crank
iii- has-a link: connection 83 to an arm 84 loose
Yon-1a Sh?fb??rz The upper curved portion of the
*arm ‘8d has‘~a link connection 85 to/an arm 87
vloose onthe rock shafts“. '.An_arm 88 secured
to-the rock shaft>l5 hasia spring connection 85
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andiafter segments :65 have been positioned, the
machine to another point; vThe arms'55 forrthe
bell crank. ‘56 i will .=.be “rocked, . counterclockwise,
units, hundreds, tens of thousands, millions, hun
shifting link 83 ‘to; the-fright, rocking arm_ 84
dreds of millions denominations are connected by 70 .oounterclockwise and shifting linked to the right
links 53 to'arms '59 secured to the ‘lower-jack‘
to. rcckthe arm 8?; Through thejnterconnected
shafts-5?, whereas the arms 55 for the tens, thou
.: spring vtattle-arm 88 and thereforethe shaft 15
sands, hundreds of thousands, tens of millions
to which'it...is connected is. rocked counterclock
and'billions denomination are connected through
intermediate links 6! (Fig.4) to arms tilv secured 75 hwisen Rocking-the shaft will,‘ through the arms
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‘l0, elevate the links ‘I’! and the bail 13. In the
differential positions of the bell cranks 53 they
will now be positively aligned. It is, of course,
obvious that this operation of the aligning mech
anism occurs to concurrently align both sets of
setting segments 65.
Separate tape printing mechanisms
ing wheel I09 is not rotated at all, no printing
will be effected in the related column of the tape.
The omission of printing is effected by cutting
As previously intimated the present machine
includes a novel construction of printing mecha
nism to provide separate listings of the checks
sorted in each sorting compartment and upon the
away the tooth which would normally carry a
type and having this relationship at the normal
position of the printing wheel I09. However, any
differential rotation of the printing whee] I09
will bring a selected type to print, it being ob
served that for printing the “0” digit type a, ro
tation of the printing wheel of one step is effected
as is fully described in the aforementioned
patents.
associated tape there is printed the amount of
the check sorted in the related sorting compart
ment. The simpli?cation of the manufacture of
The rotation of the printing wheels I09 is de
termined in the machine now being described by
the depression of the ten digit keys 420 shown in
the present mechanism is provided by having two
Fig. 1. Thereafter, a cyclic operation of the ma
duplicate printing arrangements, PL and PR; one
chine is effected by depression of the manual bar
at each side of the machine and each to the rear
47 which cycles the machine to differentially posi
thereof as shown in Fig. 1. The operating con
tion the segments 65 and correspondingly rotate
nections from the differentially positioned slides
the printing wheels I09. However, prior to the
635 to the two sets of segments 05 for the two
cyclic operation of the machine there is a radial
printing mechanisms have previously been de
positioning of the frame I02—I03 commensurate
scribed. Since the printing mechanisms are
with the rotation of the sorting drum so as to
duplicate in construction the description will be
con?ned to one, particularly for the arrangement 25 bring the related printing wheels I09 in coordina
tion with the selected tape I00 to be printed on.
shown at the right side of the machine and shown
The positioning of the sorting drum is deter
in Figs. 4, 8 and 9.
mined by the plurality of compartment selecting
The printing mechanism in its entirety is sup
keys 48 shown in Fig. _1 and upon depression of
ported by two parallel side plates 95 and 96 and
one of these keys the rotation of the drum is
attached to the frame plate 95 by mounting
initiated and effected to a predetermined extent
screws 9? is a plurality of platen carrying cast
and by an arrangement to be subsequently de
ings 9d spaced from each other. At the bottom
scribed the frames I02-I03 of both printing
of each casting 98 there is inserted a, transverse
mechanisms are concurrently adjusted but only
block of impression taking material, such as a
block of rubber 99 (Fig. 4). The printing wheels 2 one set of printing wheels I09 of one printing
mechanism is coordinated with the tape I00 to be
£09 are radially adjusted for an operative corre
printed upon.
lation with the desired platen 99 to print upon
Assuming that the frame I02—I03 is in the
the selected tape, and the series of printing wheels
position shown in Fig. 4 and that the tape I00
:09 are impressed against the platen by a per
cussive action to print on the paper tape I00 40 just to the left should be printed upon in the
next operation of the machine, it is to be under
passing around each platen 99. The support for
stood that the spacing between the adjacent
the paper tape I00 and its movement in step by
platens 99 are such that with the segments 05
step increments to space the printed lines will
be subsequently explained.
stationary and at normal position and therefore
Supported by the side frame plates 95 and 96 is 45 with the blank spaces of the printing wheels I09
coordinated with the platen 99, the positioning
a rotatable shaft I0! (Fig. 9) and loosely mount
of the printing frame I02--I03 concurrent with
ed upon the shaft IOI arethe series of ten set
ting segments 05. Two side frames W2 and I03
the rotation of the sorting drum will cause the
argsecured to the rotatable shaft IOI and to pro
printing wheels H09 to be driven by the pinions
I01 as the pinions I00 roll over the now stationary
vide a rigid framework for the printer the side
segments 65. The spacing of the platens 99 is
frame plates I02 and I03 are interconnected by
a casting I04 (Fig. 4) which not only gives rigidity
such that the group of printing wheels I09 will
to the frame but also provides for the simul
make one complete revolution when the frame
taneous positioning movement of the plates I02
I02—I03 moves from one platen to the next as
and £03 and provides a framework which carries
the sorting drum is positioned to select an adja
certain parts of the printing mechanism. One
cent compartment. After the frame I02—I03 has
‘of such parts consists of a rod I85 journalled
been positioned under control of the differentially
between the plates I02 and I03 and said rod car
rotated sortingdrum, the printing wheels I09 are
ries a plurality of pairs of pinions R00 and I07,
then differentially rotated and by means to be
there being one pair I08 and I01 for each of the 60 subsequently described will be impressed against
ten segments 65. The smaller pinion I06 is in
the platen 99 to-print upon the selected tape I00.
continuous meshing relationship with the seg
The sorting mechanism shown in the afore
ment 65 whereas the related larger pinion I0‘!
mentioned patents consists of twenty-four sort
attached to the smaller pinion meshes with a
ing compartments and since there is one tape
pinion 598 to which is secured an associated
printing mechanism for each sorting compart
printing wheel I09. The pinion I08 is in mesh
with the larger pinion I01 while the segments 65
are being differentially positioned, thereby caus
ing the differential rotation of the printing wheels
I69 in whatever position the printing frame
I02—I03 happens to be in. Each printing wheel
I09 is provided With ten digit type 0-9 inclusive
but at the normal position of each printing wheel
I09 there is no printing type coordinated with
ment it is obvious that for each side of the ma
the printing platen 99. Therefore, if the print
chine there are twelve tape printing mechanisms,
as shown in Fig. 8. Since a duplicate arrange
ment is provided for the other side the machine
provides for selective printing upon twenty-four
tapes.
There will now be described the con
nections from the sorting drum in the machine
shown in the aforementioned patents to the
present wheel carrying frames so that the man
ner in which the printing wheels I09 of only one
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takes by the position'of the sorting drum for se
[printer are positioned to print upon one‘ selected
lection of compartments are designated in Fig. 10
and the chart shown in Fig. 3 should also be re
tape ‘IE0 at a time will be better understood. '
Means for radially positioning the two sets’ of
printing wheels 109
‘ ferred to to understand the present arrangement
The two frames I02 and I03 at each side of the
" ing tapes. It will also be recalled that at the
"right side of the machine provision is made for
,
machine'are concurrently positioned by the shaft
I’I4 (Fig. 710) which‘ corresponds to v“the shaft
for "selectively printing on the twenty-four print
' printing upon twelve printing tapes Nos. 1 to 12,
inclusive,’ and as ‘the sorting drum moves from
_ designated 60fof the machine shown in the Fuller
et Val. Patent No; 2,142,352. ' The ‘sorting drum 10 ‘the sorting compartment positions 1 to 12, the
group "of printing wheels‘ I99 for the printer at
" shown in this patent 'is'secur'ed to the shaft ‘BI!
the’ right side ‘of the machine are coordinated in
and ,is rotated under control of the compartment
succession with the selected platens numbered 1
selecting" keys '48 ineither of the twodirections
to 12, inclusive. This is effected during the clock
to. select av compartment to receive a check.
wise rotation of the cam I I5 to the positions Nos.
Shaft 1M similarly in the present machine is
l-l2. “With the printer frame'IIiZ, I 93 for the
.. adapted to be rotated clockwise or counterclock
Wise commensurate with the movement given to
the ’ sorting vdrum.
The 'two printer frames
[I02—pl03 are radially‘positioned by the arrange
right side’of the machine in the position shown
in Fig. 8 it will be obvious that the related group
of printing wheels I09 are in position to effect
. ment shown in Fig. 10 wherein it will be noted 20 printing uponthetapesurrounding platen No. l.
that secured to the shaft H4 is a box cam I15 I This relation of the print wheelsand platen No.
having a cam race .I I6 which receives a roller I I1
:of a p-itman H8. ‘The lower end of the pitman
V hasa forked portion I I9 received’ by the shaft I I4
1 is shown in the-chart in Fig. 3. At this time,
sorting compartment No. 1 is in the check re
ceiving position and cam H5 is in the N0. 1 po
, whereas the upper portion has‘ rack teeth vH9
meshing with a pinion I20. It will be noted that
sition shown inFig. 10.
However, with regard to the relative arrange
ment of the printing wheels I69 and the platen
. the underside of the pitman H8 rests against a
roller I2 I . The pinion ‘I20 is secured to the shaft
54 and the other end of the shaft 54 carries a
No; 24‘for the printer at the left side of the ma
chine, it should be observed by the provision of
. larger pinion I22 in mesh with a gear I23 secured 30 the‘ adjustable coupling such as I25 between the
’ to the shaft I24. 1 An adjustable coupling I25
’ (Fig. 9) of any conventional construction is inter
posed between the shaft I24 and the shaft'l?l.
By the above operating connection between the
sorting drum carrying shaft H4 and they shaft
“MIDI the printer carrying frame 102-503 at the
right side of the machine will cause an angular
or radial position of this‘frame according to the
compartment selected.‘ rt‘snouid also be observed
that while not shown shaft ‘I24 also extends to
the left side of the machine and hasna similar‘
connection to_,the shaft Ill!’v for the positionable
Wprinterframe atgthe leftrside of the‘machlne.
drive shaft I24 and the shaft I?I forpositioning
the‘p‘rinter I92; I€l3~for the left side, of the ma
chine, the group of printing wheels'IElEi for this
" side is set to be‘ midway ‘between platens num
bered'Zll and 23 as diagrammatically'shown in
- Fig. 3.
While the'construction for the left side
of‘the machine’ has-not been shown in the draw
'ings this relative positioningv can be‘ clearly vis
7 ualized by iassumingthat for this left side of the
machine lithe‘ printing wheels- I69 are between
platens corresponding to platens 1 and 2 for the
"right side of the machine.-v ' The adjustable cou
' pling I25 therefore enables the midway position
, Hence, thevposition of‘ the printer frame IEIZ-IUB
fing of the'p'rinting'wheels "H29 for-the left side of
at the left side of the machine is also effected by i the machine whereas the‘ group of printing
the position “of the cam H5 and‘lac‘co'rding to
wheelsfor the-right side of the machine are in
_ the‘ compartment selected. vThen; will benowex
claimed by reference iolihé iiiegremehown in
7 Fig. {5 the manner/in which thegroup of printing
wheels; log at the right side of the machine "W111 .
__ be positioned (to, .printhupon the selected‘tape
“when compartmentsvl-l2‘ are selected forreceiv- '
._ ing the; check, and inwhich the group of print
jing wheels I09 at the leftside ofithle machine
will be positioned to print upon the selected ‘tape
when compartments 13-24 are selected. This, in
general “is due to the particular con?guration of
v‘the camrace IIIS vof the box pcamlll? and the
‘I v‘relative positionof the two ,printerwframes by
7
I ‘operative correlation with the platens Nos. 1-12
when ‘compartments l-12 are selected.
' ‘Assuming that the "operator should desire to se
' vlect compartment number 2 for receiving a check
to be'sorted?the related compartment selecting
'key No. 2 will be depressed to effect a clockwise
rotation of thesorting drum and at the same time
the‘ shaft 1 I4 'and therefore the cam H5‘ rotates
counterclockwise 15° from No. 1 position to No. 2
position.’ 1 The portion of the cam race II€5v for
' , this 15° movement of'cam‘ I I5‘will coact with the
roller I Il'and through the positioning mechanism
‘shown in Fig. 10 will'rotate shaft I24 to now
means of which one group of ‘wheels Iv09‘always to cause the printing Wheels ‘I09 at the right side of
has a midway position with respect to its platens. . the machine to be coordinated with platen No. 2.
I The combined check sorting andwaccyounting
machine to which the present improvementsare
applied has provision for sorting papers or checks
.intovtwenty-four sorting compartmentsand these
_. are referred to herein as 1 to 2d and areselected
“under control ofthe twenty-four compartment
selecting keys vI58 shown inpFig. 1. ' Obviously,
‘However; since‘the group of printing wheels I99
' at the'left side Of the‘ machine is still one-half
' step ahead theywill be midway between platens
Nos. 23"and 2'2; Inith'e machine now being de
scribed, the" sorting drum remains in the last ad
I justed position and if sorting compartment No. 6
should'then be selected, the drum will be rotated
to
the No. “6” compartment position and “cam I I5
the movement of the sorting drum from‘ one sort- '
will cause the further counterclockwise position
‘mg compartment position to the adjacent com
’ ing of the printer ‘frame I92, I03 at the right side
v "portment position will cause an angular move
(since the sorting drum is ?xed to thefshaft" H4,
" ment ‘of’ the sorting drum, andtherefore, theshaft
H4 onwhich the drum issecured, to an extent
of 15°. The different positions that the cam II5
I of the machine to coordinate the printing wheels
" I09 fO‘r‘thiS side “With platen N0. 6 and this will
bring thé'printing wheels for the left side of the
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right side of the machine willbe beneath any
machine between platens Nos. 19 and 18, as
platen Nos. 1 to 12, inclusive when sorting com
shown in the diagram of Fig. 3.
partments 1 to 12, inclusive are selected. Fur
Summarizing therefore, by the selection of any
ther, the printer frame H22, H13 at the left side
of the compartments Nos. 1 to 12, inclusive, the
group of printing wheels IE9 at the right side
of the machine will be positioned so that the
related group of printing wheels I69 will be co
of themachine will always be coordinated with
ordinated with platens Nos. 13 to 24 when sorting
the platens Nos. 1-12 to print upon the associ
ated printing tape. Concurrently with such posi
compartments Nos. 13 to 24 are selected for
tioning, due to the half step ahead positioning of
receiving the sorted checks or papers.
It has been assumed in the preceding descrip
the print wheels I09 for the left side of the 10
tion that cam H5 is only rotated clockwise but
machine, such wheels will always occupy an in
termediate and one-half step position ahead with
this is because of the description for the selec
respect to the associated platens Nos. 13124.
tion ‘of compartments 1 to 24 in the order named.
Assuming now that the sorting drum is in the
However, this may not be the actual operation
position for selection of No. 12 compartment to
of the machine because the checks which are to
be sorted occur promiscuously with regard to
receive a check, it is evident that the group of
printing wheels I09 at the right side of the ma
their numbered classi?cations. The machine
shown in the aforementioned patents and herein
chine will be coordinated with platen No. 12
whereas the group of printing wheels I09 for
enables the sorting drum to be rotated directly
from one position to the other either counter
the left side of the machine will be a half step
beyond platen No. 13, which has the same rel
ative position as No. 12 platen. If the operator
desires to select the compartment No. 13, a 15°
clockwise or clockwise, the drum always taking
the shorter position to bring the next selected
compartment to a check receiving position.
movement of cam II5 will ensue but the cam
Hence, the printer frames'I?Z, I93 at the right
formation for this angular movement of the cam
and left sides of the machine will follow such
H5 from No. 12 to No. 13 (Fig. 10) is such that
clockwise or counterclockwise movement of the
only a half step of movement of the printing
sorting drum but it is obvious that the relation
frames at the right and the left sides of the
ship shown in the chart of Fig. 3 will ‘be main
tained in selecting compartments according to
machine takes place and such movement will
be reverse or clockwise as viewed in Fig. 8, for 30 the presently adopted principle of operation.
both sides of the machine. This half step of
Whether the sorting drum rotates backwardly
movement of the printing wheels I09 for the
or forwardly, the selection of compartments 1 to
right side of the machine will now position the
12 will cause the printing wheels IE9 at the right
printing wheels I09 between the No. 11 and No.
side of the machine to always print upon the
12 platens whereas the group of printing wheels
tapes surrounding the related platens 1-12 and
N19 for the left side of the machine will now
the same statement can be made for the selection
be coordinated with platen No. 13 (see Fig. 3‘)
of the printing platens 13-24 at the left side of
and hence the latter wheels will effect printing
the machine when the compartments 13 to 24 are
upon the tape surrounding platen No. 13. For
selected for check reception.
furthr clockwise positioning of the cam II5, each 40
Aligning mechanism for printer frames
successive angular step of movement of cam II5
When the printer frames are adjusted to their
for 15° will move the printing wheels for both
predetermined radial positions it is desirable that
sides of the machine a single step, and for the
_ they be aligned in such positions and to this end
left side of the machine the wheels I09 will
always be coordinated with a platen, whereas, ;. an aligning mechanism is provided which is
shown in Fig. 6.
for the right side of the machine the group of
As shown in the drawings for the printer at
printing wheels I09 will maintain their midway
positions with respect to the associated platens.
The chart shown in Fig. 3 shows diagrammati
cally the coordination of the printing wheels
for the left side of the machine for platen No.
24 whereas the group of printing wheels ‘for the
right side of the machine has moved a half
step clockwise away from platen No. 1. When
the sorting drum moves ‘from compartment No. ,»
24 to compartment No. 1 this again effects only
a half step of movement of the group of printing
the right side of the machine, each of the printer
side frame plates Ill2-Ill3 is provided with a de
pending segment I 38 provided at the periphery
with aligning notches I3I, there being one align
ing notch for each radial position of the printer
frame. In the radial position of a printer frame
a selected notch I3I of both plates I132, I93 is
engaged by an aligning bail I32. This aligning
bail is of the customary form consisting of two
side arms and the cross bail member I32 and
wheels N39 for both sides of the machine to co
the
One bail
sideisarm
loosely
of the
pivoted
bail has
on aansupport
extension
shaft
which
ordinate printing wheels I09 for the right side
of the machine with platen No. l and to bring 60 has a link connection I34 to an arm I35 loosely
the printing wheels for the left side of the ma
chine midway of platens Nos. 24 and 23.
pivoted on a support shaft 135. An arm IS? in
tegral with the arm I35 has a link connection I38
to an arm I39 attached to the rock shaft ‘I5. The
means for rocking the shaft so as to operate the
The possibility of causing the printing wheels
at the right side of the machine to be coordi
nated with platens Nos. 1 to 12 during the Nos. 65 aligning mechanism for the actuating segments
1-12 positions of the cam H5 and to cause the
‘II has previously been described and obviously
print wheels I89 at the left side of the machine
when the shaft ‘I5 is rocked to effect this align
to be coordinated with platens Nos. 13 to 24, in
ing function, arm I39 will also be rocked clock
elusive, during the N05. 13-24 positions of cam
wise, link I38 will be moved downwardly and
I I5 results from the relative positions of the two 70 through the rocking of the arm I31 and the link
frames and from the construction of the cam
I34 bail I32 will be moved upwardly to aligning
race H6. The cam contour of cam II5 makes it
position. The cross member of this bail will en
possible to offset the two printer frames I02,
gage the aligning notches I3I for both printer
I03 for the right and left sides of the machine
side frame plates I02, I63, thus aligning them in
so that the group of printing wheels I09 at the
the radial position of the printer frame.
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prevented by cooperation of the roller I18 in the
bottom portion of the notch I19 in the operating
1.5
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" aligning bail 2I0 pivoted between frame plates
I66, I61 and having aligning ?ngers 2“ (Figs. 4
plate I50. The tension on the spring I13 and the
cooperation of the projection I14 with the ex
and 9) which aligning ?ngers are adapted to ?t
within the interdental spaces of the pinions I08.
tension I15 of the operating plate I50 maintains
The aligning ?ngers 2| I are normally out of
the .printing wheel carrying frame in such posi
engagement with pinions I08 because in the nor
tion that pinions I03 are maintained in mesh
mal position of the print release lever I11 a lat
with the actuating pinions I01 and spring I13 is
eral extension or lug 2I2 (Fig. 12) thereof is in
ineffective to rock the printing wheel carrying
contact with a pin 2i3 extending from the bail
frame to impress the printing wheels I09 against 10 2I0. This retains the bail in such position that
a selected platen 99. However, the printing wheel
?ngers 2H do not engage pinions I08.
carrying frame is released or unlatched to effect
However, when the print release lever I 11 is
this printing impression by means to be described.
rocked clockwise the lug 2I2 will be shifted away
By the aforesaid rocking movement of the oper
from the pin 2I3 and a spring 2I4 (Fig. 4) will
ating plate I50 effected by' means previously de
now rock the bail about its pivot pins 2I5 on the
scribed the operating plate I50 is ?rst rocked
printing wheel carrying frame I65, I67 and align
counterclockwise as viewed in Fig. 11, bringing
ing ?ngers 2H will now look pinions I08 and the
the extension I15 away from the extension I14
printing wheels I09. Of course, when the print
and since this cooperation normally restrains the
release lever I11 is restored, reverse action will
rocking of the printing wheel carrying frame by 20 take place and hail 2I0 will be brought to the
the normally .tensioned spring I13, such frame
would be released for a rocking movement at this
time but such action is prevented by cooperation
of the extension I14 with a latch pawl 205 pivoted
on the plate I03. As the operating plate I50 rocks
counterclockwise the cooperation of the lower
part of notch I19 in the plate I50 with the roller
I18.carried by the release lever I11 causes roller
I18 to be moved concentrically about the pivot
point I16 of the release lever I11.
This results
in the rocking of the release lever I 11 in a clock
wise direction about its pivot stud I16 so that
at a certain point in this rocking movement a
projection 206 of the release lever I11 will hit a
stud 201 of the latch pawl 205, rocking the latter
so as to disengage it from the extension I14. Dur
ing the rocking of the release lever I11, spring
I13 is further extended and tensioned and at the
time it is suf?ciently extended the latch pawl
205 is completely disengaged from the latch ex
tension I14 and the spring I13 is effective to rock
the printing wheel carrying frame about the jour
nal pins I69 to impress the group of printing
wheels against the selected platen with a hammer
blow.
In any customary manner an inking ribbon 208
(Fig. 4) may be interposed between the group of
printing wheels I09 and the paper tapes so that
in any position of the printer carrying frame the
printing impression will be effected on the se
lected paper tape.
In the reverse rocking movement of the operat
ing plate I50 which is clockwise as viewed in Fig.
11, the extension I15 will engage the extension
I14 and rock the printing wheel carrying frame
about its journal pins I09 until the parts are in
the normal position shown in Figs. 4 and 11. By
reverse action the print release lever I11 will also
be brought back to its normal position.
Hence, in any radially adjusted position of
either printer frame the common operating
means of the machine will effect the unlatch
ing of the group of printing wheels to be selected
for a printing impression to cause the selected
group of printing wheels to be impressed against
the platen,
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Aligning mechanism for printing wheels
It is desirable that the group of printing Wheels
I09 be aligned and ?rmly held to secure a straight
line of print on the paper tape because when
moved to effect the printing impression the re
lated gears I08 are out of mesh with the actu
ating gears I01 and therefore are not restrained
or locked. To this end, there is provided an 75
normal position shown in Fig. 12, enabling the
free rotation of the printing wheels I09,
The print release lever I11 is provided with a
cam slot 2E8 (Fig. 13) cooperating with a roller
ZI'I carried by a reciprocable arm 2I8 pivoted at
2I8 on the printer side frame plate I03, The ca'm
formation 2I5 is such that the rocking of the
print release lever I11 clockwise will rock the arm
2:8 downwardly and then by the restoration of
the print release lever the arm 2I8 will be re
turned upwardly to normal position. As will be
subsequently described, the reciprocation of arm
‘258 will effect the paper feed operation.
Paper tape carrying devices for the printing
mechanisms and paper tape feeding devices
For each side of the machine there are twelve
identical printing mechanisms each of which in
cludes means for carrying and feeding the record
tapes against which the printing wheels I09 are
impressed.
The arrangement of the printing
mechanisms for the right side of the machine
is shown in Figs. 8 and 9 and the speci?c con
struction of each will now be given.
Each printing mechanism consists of the cast
ing 88 which carries the individual platen 99.
Pivoted upon a stud I80 (Figs. 8 and 9) carried
by the side frame plate 95 is an arm IHI and said
arm carries a spindle I82 on which is placed a
supply roll of paper I83. The paper tape I00
leads off the roll I83 and'extencls downwardly
as indicated by I84 (Fig, 8), thence passing
around the platen 99, upwardly from the platen
as indicated by I85, thence around a feeding
roller I88 and is then guided by a guide plate I81.
As the paper tape is fed upwardly or outwardly
it drops by gravity over a circular plate I88 (Fig.
1). It is pointed out that all of the paper tapes
for the twelve printing mechanisms emerge in
' this manner exteriorly of machine over the circu
lar plate I88 and as they are printed and fed in
increments they drop over the plate I88 in an
overlapping manner to be detached by the opera
tor at will.
It is, of course, necessary to feed the paper
tape an increment after each printing operation
and to this end the paper supply roller I83 is
spring~urged so that the paper tape at I85 is
between the feeding roller I86 and the periphery
of the supply roll E88. By rotating the roller I86
in increment it is obvious that it shifts or feeds
the paper a step and at the same time rotates the
supply roll I83 clockwise to unwind the paper
tape. For the above described frictional engage
ment, surrounding the stud I80 is a coil spring
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clockwise, will close contacts 23E. The closure
of‘ such contacts closes circuits to light a‘ signal
light and also to lock up the machine. Of course,
both sides of the machine are provided with the
against a ?xed stud ISI and the other against the
spindle iBZ, With the arrangement of the spring
shown in Fig; 8 it'is obvious that the desired
frictional relationship is secured.
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.(Fig. 8') which, .when'the frame is rocked counter
I 90 (Figs. 8 and 9), one end of which ‘bears
1
same sort of signal control so that in case any
one ofthe twenty-four paper rolls it?) is com
I To provide the step by step increment of the
feeding roller I86 the‘ latter'has secured thereto
a ratchet wheel I92 (Fig. 9)‘ which is engaged
pletely unwound, the operator will be accordingly
signalled so that‘ a new paper supply can be in
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I84. Av spring I95 urges the operating end of 10 serted in the-machine.
the plate I94. against the ratchet wheel I92 and
Ribbon feed and associated feeding mechanism I
the plate 194 is slotted at I96 to be received by
It has been indicated that themachine is pro
the lower stud" 9L rsee Fig. 13.) Each plate
videdIwith a wide‘ ribbon strip designated by ref
I94 carries a stud I98. Obviously, by depressing
by the operating end I93 of "a reciprocating plate
erence numeral 238 and such ribbon passes be
neath‘ all of the twelve platens 953 for each side
each plate I92 its operative relationship with the
ratchet i923 of the feeding, roller I86 of the re
lated printing mechanism will‘feed the paper tape
of that printing mechanism a step to space the
of the machine. Any suitable ribbon reversing
mechanism maybe provided so that the ribbon
is fed in one direction and then to the ‘other to
printed items. Obviously, since the only paper
continuously present afresh supply of inked rib
bon ‘to the printing wheels and platens. No de
scription is given herein of'the presently used
tape of the platen which is selected for Operation
should be operated, means is provided to selec
tively operate each of'the'plates I92_ ‘To this
end the reciprocating arm 2I8 is provided with
lateral lugs I99. (Fig. 13.) In accordance with
the radial position of the printer frame the lugs
ribb'on'ie'e’dirrg"mechanism‘since it is conventional
in structure and operation‘;
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Means ‘for indicating and printing a designation
indicating compartment at check receiving
position,
I99 will be underneath and over the stud I98
c-f‘the plate I95 of the selected platen and when
said arm 2 i s is rocked the upper lug I99 will con
As in Patent‘ No. 2,142,352 the present machine
tact the stud Hi3 and depress the plate I94 to
also includes an arrangement which sets up
feed the paper'strip'. The arm M8 is rocked prior 30 printing elements indicating the particular com
to the snapping of the printing Wheels Hi9 against
partment in which a check is sorted and to also
the platen t9 and‘ therefore the paper tape of the
set a visible indicator which the operator may
selected platen is fed‘ to bring the last printed
look at to check- the compartment selected before
line away from the platen 99 and present a fresh
he depresses the motor release bar ii to cycle
portion of the paper tape to the platen 99.
35 the machine. The present construction is some
If so desired the guide plate "I8?" (Fig. 8) of
what different from that shown in the machine
each printing mechanism may be‘ equipped at its
of Patent No. 2,142,352 and is shown in Fig; 10.
outer end with a serrated edge‘ whereby the op
~ 'Rotatable with the pinion lid is ‘a larger pinion
erator may detach the printed portion of the
235? which is in mesh with a slidably mounted
paper tape from the remainder. The construc 40 rack i235and- the latter has an integral rack slide
tion is such that itjis possible for the operator
231' meshing with a- gear 2-33 secured to an indi
to pull outwardly on the printed and projecting
cating-wheel 239'. This, as in the patented ma
part of the tape to unroll it from the supply roller , chine; ‘is provided in the front of“ the machine
sufficiently so that the last printed item is away
fromthe severing point at which’ his detached.
To ‘facilitate such feeding operations each spindle
its-carries a'knurle'd knob 2% (Fig. 9) which is
4 (see Fig». 1') so that characters on the wheel will
in. ‘ indicate the position that the sorting drum is in.
A‘ supplemental rack portion 248 of the slide 237
meshes with a pinion 242 secured to a shaft 245.
accessible to the‘ operator and can be‘ rotated to '
The shaft 2-4‘! also carries another pinion like
the. pinion 242v which'meshes with the rack teeth
243, ofv a; type bar 2M. This type bar will print
uponithe' controltape a numeral indicatingwhich
compartment‘ has been selected for check sorting
operations. Theis'orting drum remains in the
last selected position and is rotated in either di
rection to bring the next selected compartment
to position. Consequently, the type bar 2% may
be moved ;.upwardly and downwardly and the in
iced the paper tape the desired amount inde-,.
pendently of the-operation of the machine.
Eirhausted ‘compartment tape signal
The present machine also includes the arrange
ment fully shown and'described in the patent to
vF. L; Fuller, etali, No. 2,142,352 by which the
machine is locked up and the operator receives
asiginal whenany of the rolls of paper are ex~
hauste'd'. The present construction is somewhat
different-from the patented construction-and will
dicator 239 ‘may be rotated clockwise or counter
clockwise/bringing both to such numeral desig
nating'positions'that a character will be printed
now be described.
The paper rolls I83 are individually carried by
andindicated thatcorresponds to the position
the arms I8I and eachis provided with an ex
of thecsorting drum.
‘ tension 225 (Fig. 8‘) in the plane of a related stud
226.: The'studs 226 are carried by an arcuate
Meanafor indicating-‘the taking of a total ‘and
designating compartment tape number upon
portion 22?’! of‘ aframe which consists of the‘
arcuate portion 221 and radial arms 228 and 229,
which frame is pivoted ‘upon a stud axially with
respect to the shaft IIJI. Obviously, as the diam
eter of each paper roll reduces, the arm 225*will
' prin-iingsa- total‘ on each‘ ICOMpOZTtmGTLt tape
The machine in. which the present improve
' ments' are incorporated is provided with ‘means
for not only pri‘ntingthe amounts on each com
approach the stud 2'26 ‘and the reduction in the
part'r'nent tape corresponding to the records sorted
size of th'e'r‘oll which occurs when the last of the
paper strip has been drawn from‘ the roll causes
the“ counterclockwise rocking of'the aforemen
tio'ned segment frame. It will be"v observed that
this‘ frame‘ also carries an- extra‘ pin or stud 230" 75
in the related“ compartment but to also print the
total ‘of such‘ amounts on the stripvor tape.’ Ref
erence'rnay'be‘ha'd to'the ‘aforementioned patents
for the‘ operation of thetotal taking mechanism,
it‘ being ‘observed that this is initiated by the
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depression of a total taking key. The operation
of this key arranges to set a character to print
T alongside of the total amount and to also print
the number of the compartment when the total
is taken. This compartment number on the tape
identi?es the classi?cation of the amounts and
the related totals.
By any suitable means, depression of the total
key may be arranged to shift a link 2611 (Fig. 4)
which, through an arm 26], rocks a shaft 5ST.
This shaft as observed in Fig. 4 is the top‘ shaft
of the series and by connections previously de
scribed in connection with the setting up of the
segments 65 for each printer, two additional seg
ments ?tN and 85T (Fig. 9) are adjusted to the
position of a single step.. The segment 225T will,
through pinions I05, I61 and IE8, turn the Wheel
169T a step to bring the printing character T to
printing position. This character will ‘be printed
on the record tape selected for printing of the
total of the amounts of checks sorted in the re
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means connecting each of said movable-frames
to cause said frames to have such relative posi
tions that one set of printing wheels has a nor
mal printing position. in a series of printing po
sitions when the other set has a position one
half step away from the normal printing posi
tion in another series of printing positions, re
ciprocating means for said frames including cam
means to simultaneously move both of said frames
in either direction to position one set of print
ing wheels at a series of printing positions as
the other set is maintained a one-half step away
from each. of its series of printing positions, and
said cam means including means operable at the
full extent of movement of the frames in either
direction to reverse the direction of movement of
both frames and tocause a concurrent one-half
step of movement of both frames to move a set
of wheels previously one-half step away from a
printing position toprinting position and to move
the other set of wheels previously at printing po
lated compartment.
sition to a position one-half step away from print
The segment 65N will, through similar pinions
ing position.
Hi8, I01 and IE8, turn or adjust a disk 262 which
3. In a printing machine, two sets of' printing
is loosely mounted on the shaft I10. This disk
wheels, each carried by a separate movable frame,
is provided with a lug 263 (Fig. 9) which, in the
means connecting each of said movable frames
adjusted position of the disk 262, will be beneath
to cause said frames to have such relative posi
a printing type 264 (Fig. 4) which is carried by
tions that one set of printing wheels always has
a spring plate 265. Hence, when the group of
a normal printing position in a series of printing
printing wheels “39 is unlatched and strikes the 30 positions when the other set has a position one
platen 99 with a hammer blow, the lug 253 will
half step away from the normal position in an
strike the type 264 to print the related compart
other series of printing positions, reciprocating
ment number on the control tape. This provides
means for said frames including rotatable cam
for not only printing the total on a line but also
means to simultaneously move both of said
the number of the compartment and the desig 35 frames in either direction and for successive equal
nation “T,” meaning that the amount printed is
angular movements of said cam means to posi
a total of the items printed on the tape.
tion one of the sets of printing wheels at a series
While there have been shown and described and
of printing positions as the other set is main
pointed out the fundamental novel features of
tained a one-half step away from each of its
the invention as applied to a single modi?cation, 40 series of printing positions, and said cam means
it will be understood that various omissions and
including diametrically opposite means operable
substitutions and changes in the form and de
at the full extent of movement of the frames
tails of the device illustrated and in its operation
in either direction to reverse the direction of
may be made by those skilled in the art without
movement of said frames and to cause a con
departing from the spirit of the invention. It
current one-half step of movement of both frames
is the intention therefore to be limited only as
to move a set of wheels previously one-half step
indicated by the scope of the following claims.
away from a printing position to printing posi
What is claimed is:
tion, and to move the other set of wheels pre
1. In a printing machine, two sets of printing
viously at printing position to a position one-half
wheels, separate movable frames each carrying 50 step away from printing position.
one of the sets of printing wheels, said movable
4. In a printing machine, two sets of printing
frames being connected together so as to cause
wheels, each carried by a separate movable
said frames to have such relative positions that
frame, means connecting each of said movable
one set of printing wheels has a normal printing
frames to cause said frames to have such relative
position in a series of printing positions when the 55 positions that one set of printing wheels always
other set has a position one-half step away from
has a normal printing position in a series of
the normal printing position in another series of
printing positions, and reciprocating means for
said frames to simultaneously move both of said
printing positions when the other set has a posi
tion one-half step away from the normal print
ing position in another series of printing posi
frames in either direction to position one set of 60 tions, reciprocating means for said frames in
printing wheels at a series of printing positions
cluding cam means operable through 360° to si
as the other set is maintained a one-half step
multaneously move both of said frames in either
away from its series of printing positions, and
direction for successive equal angular movements
said last named means including means operable
of the cam means to position one of the sets of
at the termination of the full extent of move 65 printing wheels at a series of printing positions
ment in either direction to reverse the direction
as the other set is maintained at one-half step
of movement of said frames and to cause a con
away from each of its series of printing positions,
current one-half step of movement of both frames
and said cam means including diametrically op
to now move the set of wheels previously one
posite cam means operable at the full extent of
half step away from a printing position to print 70 movement of said frames in either direction to
ing position, and to now move the other set of
cause the direction of movement of said frames ~
wheels previously at printing position to a posi—
tion one-half step away from printing position.
2. In a printing machine, two sets of printing
wheels, each carried by a separatemovable frame, 75
to be reversed and to cause a concurrent one
half step of movement of both frames to move
a set of wheels previously one-half step away
from a printing position to printing position, and
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one set of printing wheels with one of the related
printing position to 'alpositio'n one-half step away
from printing position.
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movement of both of- said framesito coordinate
to move the, other set of wheels. previouslyv at
series of platens as the other of said sets of print
ing wheels is mov‘edto occupy alone-half ‘step
'
r 5. In a printing machine, two sets» of printing '
position away from one of- the related‘hseri'es of
wheels, eachset carried by a related movable
frame, two‘ series of platens, one series for each
.set, of printing, wheels, means connecting said
platehs-
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v
In‘ awprintingl machine, two sets of printing
wheels, each» set carried by a related movable
movable frames to cause said frames to'have such
frame, two series of platens, one for each set of ,
relativepositions that one set of printing Wheels
printing
wheels, means connecting said movable
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is always coordinatediwith a platen of- one series
when‘, the other set of printing wheels occupies , V frames to cause said frames to have such. relative
positions that one set of printingwheelsis always I
a position a one-half step away froma platen of
coordinated with-a platen of the related series
the'other series, and means for simultaneously
as the other set, of- printing’ wheels occupies a
one-half step position away from a platen of the
other related series, and reciprocating mean-s for
moving saidv framesin either direction to cause
the ?rst of‘ said sets of printing wheels tobe suc
cessively coordinated with the ‘related series of
platens as the other or second set of printing
said frames includingv cam means for simulta
printing wheels, means connecting said movable
of printing wheels occupiesa one-half. step posi
frames to cause said framesto have such relative
tion away from one of the relatedseries of platensj
neously moving the connecting means to move
wheels maintains its one-halfstep position away
both of said frames in either direction to cause
fromthe- related series of platens, and including
means operable at the full extent of movement 20 for successive equal angular movements of said
cam means the ?rst of saidsets of printing wheels
in either direction to then reverse the direction
; to'be moved to be successively coordinated‘ with
of movement of said frames-and to cause concur
the relatediseries of platens as the other or second
rently a one-half step movement of both ofsraid
set, of printing wheels maintains itsvone-ha'lf step’
frames to coordinate ‘the second set of printing
I position away from the related series of platens,
wheels, with one of the related series of platens
said cam means providedwithmeans operable
asthe ?rst of said sets of printing wheels is moved
as the full extent of movement of ‘said frames
to occupy a one-half step position away from one
inleither direction is completed for reversely mov
of the related series of platens.
ingboth of saidframes one-half step to. coordi
6. In a printing machine, two sets of printing
wheels, each, set carried by a related movable 30 nate oneset of printing wheels with one .of the
' relate‘doseries of platens as the other. of 'saidis'ets
frame, two. series of platens, one for each set of
positions-‘that one set of printing wheels is always
9. In a printing machine, having two setsof
coordinated with a platen of the related series
when the other set of printing wheels occupies
printing wheels, a, movable frame for-each set
of printing wheels, means for connecting said
a position one-half step‘ away from a platen of
frames so thatthey normally havelsuch; relative
the other series,- and reciprocatingimeans includ
positions that one set of printing wheels is always
ing cam meansfor moving-the» connecting means
at a normal printing position as the other set
of printing wheels is a one-half stepaway from
a printing position, a set of 'dilierentiallyactuated
racks for each set of wheels, means for concur
to simultaneously move said frames‘ in either
direction to cause thee?rst of said sets of printing
wheels to he successively coordinated with the
related series of platens as the other or second
rently setting ‘both‘of said sets of rackslto di?er
entialpositions while both- of said: frames, and
position away'from the related series of platens, 45 wheels are at rest, to. thereby set said wheelsto
andlincludi‘ngvmeans operable at the full extent
represent a value. to be printed frornone' of said'
of movement» in either direction to" reverse the
sets of -wheels,,means.for ‘moving saidrframes in
direction» of the movementv of said connecting
one direction while said differentially actuated
set of lprintingiwheels maintains its one-half - step
means-\and-saidiframes a'n‘d‘concurrently effecting
racks are at rest to cause one of the sets of print
a one-half step movementjof'both of said frames
to coordinate the second set of printing wheels
with one of the related series of platens‘ as the
?rst of said sets of printing ‘Wheels is moved to
occupy a one-half step position away from one
~ of the related series of platens.
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551 wheels which were one-halfstep away from print
'7. In a printing machine, two sets of printing ,1
wheels, each set carried by a related movable ,
frame, two series of platens, ‘one for eachiset of
printing wheels, means connecting'said movable ‘
frames to cause said frames to have such relative
positions that one set of printingjwheels is always
coordinated with a platen of one series as the
ing wheels .to occupy successive printing-positions
‘as the other set occupies succe'ssivepositions one—'
half step away from printing position and for
then reversing the direction of movementof the
frames and concurrently causing the printing
ing position to now occupy a printing position
as the printing wheels previously at printing
position are now positioned one-half step away
from printing position, and means for positioning
said wheels and the related sets of racks so that
as each set of wheels is moved from one printing
position to an adjacent printing position the
other set of printing wheels occupies a, position
printing wheels will roll over the now stationary
one-half step away from a platen of the other
series and means for simultaneously moving said 65 racks to maintain the value representing posi
tions of the wheels effected by the differential
frames in either direction to cause one of said
actuation of the racks.
sets of printing wheels in either direction of move
10. In a machine having the structure de?ned
ment to be successively, coordinated with the
in the preceding claim 9 in which each set of
related series of platens as the other set of print
printing wheels has a coordinated series of
ing wheels maintains its one-half step position
platens, and means to position each series of
away from the related series of platens, and in
platens so that at printing position one of the sets
cluding means operable as the full extent of move;
of Wheels may effect a printing impression there
ment of said frames in either direction is com
from while the other set of printing wheels which
pleted to reverse the direction of movement of
said frames and ‘to cause an initial one-half step » 75 is positioned one-half step away from a platen
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