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March 20, 1962
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Filed Sept. 16, 1958
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March 20, 1962
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Patented Mar. 20, 1962
?lm negative, paper sheet or the like which is positioned
Charles 0. Goss, Indianapolis, Ind., assignor to Inter
national Typographical Union of North America, In
dianapolis, Ind.
Filed Sept. 16, 1958, Ser. No. 761,311
1 Claim. (Cl. 33-—26)
on the table top 2.
Such means are provided by a car
riage which is indicated generally at 20 and which com
prises a generally ?at body part which in its operative
position extends transversely of the straight-edge part 10
of the T-square and is provided on its lower surface with
two pairs of wheels 22, 24 which, when the carriage is
operatively positioned on the straight-edge part 10, rest
on the upper surfaces of the walls 16, 18 of part 10,
This invention relates broadly to the printing art and, 10 whereby the carriage occupies an inclined position on
more particularly, relates to so-called “line-up” or “regis
the part 10 of the T-square with its forward end 26 high
ter” tables which are used in performing such make-up
er than its rear end 28. The forward end 26 of the car
operations as lining, ruling, scoring negatives and the
riage overhangs the higher front wall 16 and this over
hanging part of the carriage is provided on its lower
In the co-pending application of Claire N. Brewer, 15 surface with a depending member 30 which has on its
Charles 0. Goss and Harold L. Ruddle, Serial No. 722,
inner surface, which is adjacent and parallel and spaced
690, ?led March 20, 1958, now Patent Number 2,957,244,
outwardly from the wall 16, a pair of wheels 32 which
granted Oct. 25, 1960 for Precision Ruling and Scribing
are mounted in depending member 36 for rotation about
Device for Line-up Tables, there is disclosed an improved
vertical axes, only one of these wheels being shown in
straight-edge and lining device which may be applied to 20 the drawings. These two wheels 32 are of such a size
any line-up table for drawing straight lines on any paper,
and are so positioned that when the carriage is in normal
negative or the like which is placed on the work surface
operative position on the walls 16, 18 of the straight-edge
of the table. The present invention constitutes an im
part 10, they engage the outer surface of the forward,
provement on the straight-edge and lining device dis~
higher wall 16 and therefore form a rolling contact be
closed and claimed in that co-pending application, and the 25 tween the carriage and that wall. A block 34, which is
principal object of this invention is to provide means
of substantial weight, is mounted on the lower, rear part
which may be associated or combined with the straight
28 of the carriage and, because of this positioning, con
edge device of the co-pending application, or with any
stantly exerts a force on the carriage tending to draw the
other suitably constructed straight-edge device, for pro
wheels 32 into close rolling contact with the outer surface
ducing a line other than a straight line such, for example, 30 of wall 16, thereby maintaining a ?rm and positive en
as a wavy line or a line of non-uniform thickness or
The invention is described in the following speci?ca
tion and is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in
gagement between the carriage and the straight-edge part
iii. The forward, upper end of the carriage is provided
with a bearing member 40 which extends laterally of the
straight-edge part 10 and is substantially horizontal and
is rigidly connected to the carriage. This bearing member
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a part of a line-up table
has a shaft 42 journaled in it which extends outwardly
of the front wall of the carriage and carries a disc 44 to
the outer surface of which there is connected a support
FIG. 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken on line 2-2
ing member 46 having a diametrical opening 48 there
40 through within which a ruling pen or scriber 50 may be
of FIG. 1,
FIGS. 3 and 4 are enlarged, partial sectional views
positioned. A tightening screw 52 is threaded into mem
taken on lines 3-3 and 4-4, respectively, of FIG. 2, and
ber 46 to provide means for adjusting and holding the
FIG. 5 illustrates three typical lines made by the use
ruling pen or scriber with respect to the carriage. A
of the means provided by this invention.
spring pressed detent 54 is carried by the disc 44 and
This invention provides means for drawing one line or
cooperates with a member 56 which is mounted on the
a plurality of spaced, wavy, broken, or other non-straight 45 front face of the carriage to provide means for releasably
lines on a sheet of paper or a photographic negative or
holding the ruling pen or scriber in raised position.
on any other sheet of material which is laid on the hori
Means are provided by this invention for causing the
having associated with it a straight-edge device including
the means provided by this invention;
zontal, usually glass surface 2 of a line-up table 4, al~
pen or scriber 50 to describe a wavy, broken or other
though it will be understood that while the invention is
non-straight line as the carriage 20 is moved along the
described in this speci?cation in connection with the lin 50 straight-edge. Such means comprise an elongated tem
ing of a sheet placed in a line-up table it is applicable to
plate 60 which is mounted on the front or exterior sur
and operative with any structure having a ?at upper sur
face on which a sheet may be laid. The line-up table 4
is preferably rectangular in shape having four sides, one
face of the front wall 16 of the straight-edge and which
extends longitudinally thereof throughout the extent of
movement of the carriage and is positioned between the
of which is shown at 6 and against and along which a
exterior surface of the front wall 16 and the wheels 32
straight-edge device is adapted to be positioned and slid
ingly moved. This ruling device comprises essentially a
T-shaped structure 8 having an elongated straight-edge
of the carriage. This template is provided with spaced
openings 62 along its length or is otherwise given a de—
sired external contour, so that as the carriage is moved
part 10 which extends across the upper surface 2 of the
along the straight-edge the wheels 32 of the carriage will
line-up table, and a cross-head 12 which is disposed out 60 follow the contour of the template and will therefore
side of, and parallel to, and in engagement with the side
cause the carriage and the ruling pen carried by the car
edge 6 of the table. The elongated straight-edge part of
riage to be moved in the same way, thus producing a line
the T-shaped structure is preferably constructed in the
corresponding to the contour of the template from end
manner disclosed in the co-pending application referred
to end. It will be obvious that this contour may be made
to above and therefore is channel shaped in cross-section, 65 of any desired shape by pre-forming the template in any
having the horizontal bottom 14, front wall 16 and rear
suitable or desired manner. Examples of lines which
wall 18, the front wall 16 providing the straight-edge of
may be made by suitable pre-forming of the template
the device.
are illustrated in FIG. 5 of the drawings but it will be
Means are provided by the invention for operative as
understood that these lines are only typical of an almost
sociation with the straight-edge part 10 of the T-square
in?nite number which may be produced by the means
for movement along such part to inscribe a line on the
provided by the invention.
While I have described and illustrated one form which
my invention may take, it will be understood by those
skilled in the art that other embodiments, as well as
modi?cations of that disclosed, may be made and prac
ticed without departing in any way from the spirit or
scope of the invention, for the limits of which reference
must be made to the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
A device for drawing a non-straight line or a plurality
straight-edge part of the T-square for movement longi
tudinally thereof, marking means carried by such carriage
having a part overhanging the front wall of the straight~
edge part, at least one wheel rotatably mounted on said
overhanging part and being in rolling contact with the
outer surface of said front wall and the spaced segments
of the template mounted thereon, and a weight mounted
on the carriage at its lower end adjacent the rear wall of
the straight-edge part and being operative to draw the
of such lines on a sheet positioned on the drawing surface 10 overhanging part of the carriage and its wheel into ?rm
of a line-up table, drawing board or the like having an
engagement with the front wall of the straight-edge part
edge, comprising a T-square having a cross-head part
and the template mounted thereon, whereby the carriage
adapted to be positioned movably in engagement with
and the marking means carried thereby are given a move
said edge and a straight-edge part adapted to extend
ment corresponding to the contour of the template during
across said drawing surface, said straight-edge part com 15 movement of the carriage along the straight-edge part.
prising an elongated horizontal bottom part and front
and rear Walls extending along the side edges of the
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
bottom part, the front wall being higher than the rear
Wall, an elongated generally ?at template mounted in
face-to-face relation on the flat outer surface of said 20
front wall and extending substantially from end to end
thereof, said template having cut-out parts extending
longitudinally of the template to provide spaced segments
along the surface of the template, said segments and cut
out parts forming with the outer surface of said front 25
wall a non-straight contour of pre-determined shape, a
carriage mounted on the front and rear walls of the
Green ________________ __ July 9,
Savidge _______________ __ July 7,
Stevens _______________ __ July 6,
Pullen _______________ __ July 20,
Marsella et a1. ________ __ Oct. 20,
Davis __________ _..- _____ __ July 6, 1943
Andersen _______ ....-__.._.. Dec. 20, 1949
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