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July 3, 1962
J. A. ARANYl ETAL
3,042,189
TYPOGRAPHICAL LINECASTING MACHINE GALLEY
Filed May 4, 1961
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INVENTORS
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JANOS A. ARANYI
COSTAS BLIONAS
EMANUEL SARFATY
AGENT
July 3, 1962
J. A. ARANYI ETAL
3,042,189
TYPOGRAPHICAL LINECASTING MACHINE GALLEY
Filed May 4, 1961
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JANOS A. ARANYI
COSTAS BL IONAS
EMANUEL SARFATY
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July 3, 1962
J. A. ARANYl ETAL
3,042,189
TYPOGRAPHICAL LINECASTING MACHINE GALLEY
Filed May 4, 1961
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INVENTORS
JANOS A. ARANYI
COSTAS BLIONAS
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Patented July 3, 1962
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FIGURE 3 is a front elevational view in section taken
on line 3—-3 of FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 4 is a view similar to FIGURE 3 but show
TYPOGRAPHICAL LINECASTING
MACHINE GALLEY
Janos Alexander Aranyi and Costas Blionas, New York,
and Emanuel Sarfaty, Brooklyn, N.Y., assignors t0
Harris-Intertype Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y., a cor
poration of Delaware
ing the switch bar in retracted position whereby slugs will
assemble at the lower level of the galley.
FIGURE 5 is an enlarged fragmentary view taken
from the right, showing the switch bar tripping pin at
Filed May 4, 1961, Ser. No. 107,809
6 Claims. (Cl. 199—61)
tached to the lower galley slide and in relation to the
tripping cam of the switch bar.
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FIGURE 6 is a fragmentary sectional View taken gen
This invention relates to typographical line casting
erally on the line 6-—6 of FIGURE 2, showing the rela
machines and particularly to the galley of such machines
tionship between the upper-shelf galley slide and the
which are operated automatically as by the well-known
operating unit automatic shut-off switch.
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Teletypesetter operating unit.
FIGURE 7 is a schematic view showing the electrical
It is common practice, when a number of line casting
circuit of the present invention.
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machines are operated automatically, to have a single per
Referring to FIGURES 1 and 2, a galley 10, of the
son monitor several machines—in other words, see that
usual design having an upturned front lip 12 which serves
tapes are feeding properly, remove slugs from the sev
as a shelf or rail against which slugs 14 rests as they are
eral machines and perform various other requirements ‘to
delivered to the galley, is mounted in the usual manner on
keep the machines operating smoothly and continuously.
a pair of galley brackets 16 and 18 which are rigidly
In recent times, the casting cycle of line casting machines
attached to the line casting machine. A galley slide 29
has been increased to as much as fourteen lines of news
(sometimes referred to as an angle piece), having a usual
paper column slugs per minute thus making it increas
spring retaining clip, resiliently engages the lip 12 of the
ingly dif?cult for a monitor to cover the same number
galley plate and is forced to the left as slugs 14 are
of machines.
25 pushed onto the plate by slug lever 24.
It is known to provide multiple shelves on a galley and
Referring particularly to FIGURES 2 and 5 an auxil
to provide means whereby the operating unit will be
iary galley rail 26 is attached to the galley plate parallel
stopped automatically when a galley is full at'which time
to lip 12 and far enough above it to clear a row of slugs
the monitor may transfer the slugs to the secondary. shelf
thereon. This auxiliary rail may be attached in any de
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on the galley or remove them. ' However, the presently
sirable manner such as by spot welding, riveting, or re
known shelf arrangements do not provide any material
movably as by keyhole slot ?ttings.
bene?t because it is necessary to service them as each
Referring to FIGURES 2, 3, 4 and 5, a retaining plate
column of slugs is completed.
28 is fastened in spaced relation to the upstanding lip of
According to the present invention, a two-shelf galley
auxiliary galley rail 26 by rivets 30‘, 32 and 34 and spacers
is provided whereby when one shelf of said galley becomes 35 36, 38 and 4t). Slidably mounted between rail 26 and
?lled the galley slide thereof triggers a switch mechzu
retaining plate 28 is a switch bar 42 which is ‘gravitation
nism incorporated in the secondary shelf and thereby
ally supported upon spacers 36 and 40 which engage the
causes subsequent slugs to be automatically assembled on
upper surfaces of guide slots 44 and 46. The switch bar
the secondary shelf until its capacity is reached at which
42 is constantly biased toward the right by spring 48 which
time the operating unit is automatically shut off and a _4:0 connects said bar to the rigidly mounted retaining plate
signal that the galley is full is activated.
In View of the foregoing, it is the principal object of
the present invention to provide a multiple shelf galley
28 (FIGURE 2).
According to the preferred form of the present inven
tion, the lower shelf of the galley is ?lled ?rst. In order
on which the stacking of slugs will automatically shift to
45 to accomplish this the switch bar 42 must be positioned
a secondary level when the primary level becomes ?lled.
to the left as shown in FIGURE 4 and held in such posi
A further object of the present invention is to provide
tion by engagement of latching surface 50 of slot 44 in
a multiple shelf galley for automatically operated line
the latching bar 42 against the in?uence of spring 48.
casting machines wherein slugs will automatically and
As best shown in FIGURES 1 and 5, a switch-tripping
- continuously be stacked on a plurality of shelves and auto’
pin 52 is ?xedly supported in galley slide 20 and extends
matically cause the operating unit to be shut off when the
into the plane of switch bar 4-2 and is adapted, when
capacity of the galley has been reached.
galley slide 20 approaches its left-hand terminal position,
A still further object of the present invention is to pro
to engage a cam surface 54 of switch bar 42 the left-hand
vide a multiple shelf galley for automatically operated
end of which is thereby forced upwardly, as the slide 21)
line casting machines, whereby the multiple shelves of
progresses to the left, until the latching surface 50 of
said galley will automatically and successively ?ll and,
slot 44 is stripped from spacer 36 whereupon spring 48
when the full capacity of the galley is reached, the operat
will drive the switch bar 42 to the right and thereby posi
ing unit will be automatically shut off and a signal will be
tion its right-hand slug engaging lip 56 in the path of
activated to indicate that the galley is full and the casting
travel of slugs as they are ejected from the mold (not
operation has ceased.
shown) onto the galley.
Other objects and structural details will be apparent
When lip 56 is in the path of the galley chute 57 of the
from the following description when read in conjunction
line casting machine, ejected slugs will engage it and be
with the accompanying drawings wherein:
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thereby caused to be assembled on the auxiliary rail 26
FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view of a tape oper
against auxiliary slide 58 which is frictionally engaged to
ated line casting machine equipped with the galley of the 65 the auxiliary rail assembly by spring 60.
present invention.
When auxiliary slide 58‘ reaches its left-hand terminal
FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary plan view, partly in sec
position, it will engage the roller of actuating arm 62 of
tion, of the galley of the present invention, showing the
micro~switch 64 which, in the present instance, is mounted
lower shelf of the galley ?lled and the switching mecha
upon a bracket 66 rigidly mounted upon galley bracket 16.
nism thereof tripped to cause slugs to be stacked upon
Referring to ‘FIGURE 7, closing of the contacts of
the upper shelf of the galley.
switch 64 will complete a circuit through clutch magnet
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68 of the tape operating unit 70 (FIGURE 1) thus caus
ing lever 72 of said unit to be rocked on its pivot 73 into
line with the clutch disconnecting lug 74 thereof thus
causing said unit to discontinue operation and conse
tion to cause slugs to accumulate on the other of said
thereof to become disconnected thus inactivating the sens
through said electrical control means to effect disconnec
shelves.
27 For a typographical linecasting machine, a slug
receiving and storing galley having a lower shelf; an upper
shelf; a lower slide; ‘an upper shelf slide; a slug lever
quently causing the linecasting operation to cease.
adapted to push cast slugs onto either of said shelves
Still referring to‘ FIGURE 7, closing of switch 64 when
against the resistance of the respective slides; a slug inter
the galley of the present invention is full also completes a
cepting switch shiftably attached to said upper shelf and
circuit through a signal lamp '76 which may be located
normally inactive; a trigger attached to said lower shelf
upon the typesetting machine or at a location remote
therefrom where it may be readily observed by a monitor. 10 slide and adapted when said lower shelf is filled with slugs
to cause said switch to be shifted to its active position
It is also to be understood that an audible signal could
whereby slugs will be caused to accumulate upon said
be wired in parallel to the signal lamp without depart
upper shelf.
ing from the spirit of the present invention.
3. In a galley mechanism for typographical line-casting
Operation
15 machines, the combination of a chute through which suc
cessively cast slugs are delivered; a shelf having an up
Referring to FIGURE 1, before activating the operat
wardly disposed lip ‘adapted to receive said cast slugs edge
ing unit 70, slides 20‘ and 58 are manually set at their
wise from said chute; a slide resting upon said plate; a
extreme right-hand positions and the switch bar 42 of the
slug lever adapted to push said slugs along said plate
galley is manually positioned to the left as in FIGURE 4-.
After the perforated tape has been inserted into the record 20 against said slide ‘and out of the path of said chute; an
auxiliary shelf attached to said galley in a plane parallel
reader mechanism of the operating unit 70, the start-stop
to said shelf lip and clear of said slide and said chute; a
control lever 78 of said unit is rotated to activate the tape
slug intercepting switch element attached slidably to said
sensing and feeding mechanism and subsequently cause
auxiliary shelf and shiftable ‘to position one of its ex
the casting of typographical slugs. With the switch bar 42
tremities across said chute; said switch element being auto
positioned as in FIGURE 4, the cast slugs will be ejected
matically shifted to its chute intercepting position when
through the galley chute 57 onto the galley 1d at the
said lip de?ned shelf is ?lled to capacity; said slugs, when
lower level thereof as de?ned by front lip 12. As each
said switch is in its retracted position, being adapted to
slug is delivered to the galley, it will be pushed to the left
traverse said chute and accumulate against said lip; and
thereon by slug lever 24 against slide 20 which is fric
30 said slugs, when said switch is in its advanced position,
tionally engaged to lip 12 by spring 22.
being disposed across said chute to cause said slugs to
When slide 20 nears its leftward limit of travel the
accumulate on said auxiliary shelf against an auxiliary
switch-tripping pin 52, mounted therein, engages cam sur
‘slide.
face 54 of switch bar 42. As the slide continues its left
4. In a typographical linecasting machine the combi
ward movement its pin 52 will move horizontally against
cam surface 54 thereby causing the left end of switch bar 35 nation of an automatic control unit for composing
matrices in a line; a casting mechanism operable to pro
42 to be raised until latching surface 50‘ of slot 44 therein
duce type bars or slugs from composed lines; an ejector
is stripped from engagement with spacer 36 whereupon
mechanism for ‘delivering cast slugs through a chute onto
spring 48 will cause switch bar 42 to be shifted to the
a galley; said operating unit including a drive clutch‘ and
right to the position shown in FIGURES 2 and 3 whereat
the left-hand end of switch bar 42 is cammed downwardly 40 electrical control means for effecting disconnection of said
clutch; a galley having a primary shelf and a secondary
to a horizontal position and the slug engaging lip 56 of
shelf for accumulating slugs; a primary slide and a sec
the switch bar is positioned across the galley chute
ondary slide for said shelves; a shiftable switch element
passage 56.
After the automatic shifting of switch bar 42, sub 45 disposable in said chute; means cooperative between said
primary slide and said switch element whereby when said
sequently/ ejected slugs will engage the lip 56 of said bar
primary slide reaches the end of the galley said switch ele
and be thereby caused to be pushed onto the auxiliary‘,
ment will be shifted across said chute whereupon succeed
rail 26 against slide 58. When the slide 58 reaches its
ing slugs will accumulate on said secondary shelf against
leftward terminal point it engages the roller of the actuat
ing arm 62 of micro-switch 64 which is thereby closed 50 said secondary slide; an electrical switch having an actu
ating arm and roller disposed in the path of said auxiliary
and completes an electrical circuit through signal light 76
slide adjacent the end of the galley and adapted when said
and clutch magnet 68, of the operating unit which, through
auxiliary slide engages said roller to complete a circuit
its usual operating unit linkage, causes the driving clutch
ing mechanism of said operating unit and consequently
causing suspension of operation of the linecasting machine.
While there is above described but one embodiment of
the present invention, it is possible to produce still other
tion of said operating unit clutch.
5. In a typographical linecasting composing machine
the combination of an automatic operating unit which
includes a driving clutch and electrical means for dis
embodiments without departure from the inventive con
cept above disclosed and it is therefore desired that only
such limitations shall be imposed on the appended claims
as are stated therein or required by the prior art.
What is claimed is:
1. For a typographical linecasting machine, a slug
accumulating galley having a primary shelf and a sec
connection thereof; a two-shelf galley for accumulating
slugs on the other of said shelves; a trigger element at
tached to one of said slides and adapted when its associ
will be activated when said clutch disengaging circuit is
cast slugs; a switch element associated with one of said
shelves; means whereby the ?lling of one shelf with slugs
will automatically effect shifting of said switch element to
cause succeeding cast slugs to be accumulated on said
second shelf; means adjacent the terminal end of said
second shelf adapted, when second shelf becomes ?lled
ondary shelf; individual galley slides for each shelf; a slug 65 with slugs, to activate said electrical means to effect dis-,
connection of said operating unit clutch.
intercepting switch shiftably attached to one of said
v6. The combination of claim 4 including a signal which
shelves and adapted when retracted to enable assembly of
ated shelf is ?lled with slugs, to a predetermined capacity,
to cause said switch to be projected to its effective posi
completed,
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No references cited.
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