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July 30, 1963
3,099,214
c. E- ADLER ETAL
TICKET GUIDE FOR PRINTERS
Filed Jan. 26. 1960
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
.N.
INVENTORS
CLARENCE E. ADLER
BY
WALTER G. MORING, JR.
ATTORNEYS
July 30, 1963
c. E. ADLER ETAL
3,099,214
TICKET GUIDE FOR PRINTERS
Filed Jan. 26, 1960
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
INVENTORS
CLARENCE E. ADLER
WALTER G. MORING, JR.
‘ ATTORNEYS
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means
Patented July 30, 1963
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following description in which reference is had to the ac
companying drawings.
3,0?9314
TICKET GUIDE FUR PRINTERS
According to the invention, a ticket guide is provided
which includes a pair of spaced guide members that ex
Clarence E. Adler and Walter G. Moring, Jr., Toledo,
Ohio, assignors to Toledo Scale Corporation, Toledo,
tends from ‘an accessible location into the interior of a
Ohio, a corporation of Ohio
printer and that de?nes a path for ?nger insertable tickets
to be printed. The guide members are adjustable ‘for
handling tickets of various widths, cooperate with a stop
This invention relates to printers, and in particular to a
which is adjustably positioned for handling tickets of var
guide for guiding an element, such as a ticket, to be printed 10 ious lengths and are both movable transversely to such
into a printer.
path for aligning tickets with a printing station. The
Printers of the industrial type disclosed in copending
stop stops an inserted ticket in suitable aligmnent with the
printing station.
US. application Serial No. 693,975 ?led November .1,
1957 and now Patent No. 2,922,361 issued January 26,
The ticket guide features relatively simple mechanism
1960 have slotted tables upon which tickets to be printed 15 for indexing the guide selectively in two or more positions
to locate tickets in the printing station for multiple posi
are placed. Mechanism, such as a roller, for pressing a
ticket against printing type is located below the table and
tion printing on the tickets. For example, should one
Filed Jan. 26, 1969, Ser. No. 4,706
7 Claims. (Cl. 101-407)
printing members which carry the type are located in a
wish to print the net and gross weights of an object or the
printing station enclosed ‘by a housing above the table,
the roller running in the slot to press the ticket against
net, tare and ‘gross weights of an object, the ticket guide
is moved ‘from a ?rst index position to a second or from
a ?rst index .position to a second and then to a third, re‘
an inked ribbon and the ribbon in turn against the face of
the type.
The feeding of tickets into the interior of the housing is
complicated by the widely varied demands of the users of
industrial printers. Nearly all of the users have relatively
strict requirements of accuracy :for the feeding of tickets so
spectively, to advance the ticket into accurate registries
with the printing station. The ticket guide facilitates
high speed printing, is rugged, of low cost, easy to adjust
for accommodating tickets of various sizes and easy to
adjust for aligning tickets with the printing station so that
data printed by the printer registers properly in the spaces
that data printed by the printers registers properly in the
provided for such data on the tickets.
spaces provided for such data on the tickets.
Some users print the ‘same data, such as the weight of
A preferred form of the ticket guide is illustrated in the
accompanying drawings:
‘ an object, on the same ticket in more than one place.
FIG. I is a perspective view of a weighing scale dial
Other users print various data, such as the net and gross
weights of an object or the net, tare and gross weights of
mechanism showing the location of an industrial printer
embodying the ticket guide of the invention as it is
an object, on the same ticket.
This means that each of
such tickets must be advanced at least twice into accurate
register with the printing station.
Many users use tickets of various widths and lengths
which complicates the feeding ‘of such tickets into accu
rately located positions in the interior of the printer, par
ticularly when each of the tickets must be advanced sev
eral times into accurate register with the printing station.
Long, thin tickets, for example, have been found to be
particularly dif?cult to guide into accurate register with
the printing station. Nearly all of the users demand high
speed printing and yet want ticket guides which are of low
cost and of relatively simple construction.
It is, accordingly, the cardinal object of this invention
to provide a guide for locating a ?nger insertable element
to be printed in a printing station inside the housing of a
printer, which guide will accommodate elements of vari
ous sizes.
Another object of the invention is to vfacilitate the print
ing of long, thin tickets.
A further object is to provide a guide for locating a
?nger insertable element to :be printed in a printing sta
tion inside the housing of a printer, which guide is easily
adjustable to facilitate aligning elements with the printing
mounted on a weighing scale;
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FIG. II is an enlarged perspective view of the ticket
guide and the printer ticket table to which it is attached
which are illustrated in 'FIG. 1; and
FIG. III is an enlarged exploded View of the right hand
end of the ticket guide as viewed in FIG. 11 showing in
40 dexing means ‘for the ticket guide.
These speci?c ?gures and the accompanying descrip
tion are intended merely to illustrate the invention and
not to limit its scope.
For the purpose of illustration, the printer is shown
in connection with an ordinary dial type weighing scale.
Such a scale comprises a dial housing 1 that contains auto
matic load counterbalancing and indicating mechanism
which includes an indicator 2 that is rotated through in
crements of angle which are proportional to increments of
Weight applied to the scale and that indicates such weights
on a stationary indicia-bearing chart 3. The dial housing
1 is mounted on the top of a scale column 4 of which only
the top portion is shown in FIG. I. Mechanical chart
reading mechanism which is shown and described in
US. application Serial No. 643,708 ?led March 4, 1957
is located within the dial housing 1 and is connected to a
printer which is contained within its-housing 5 and case
station.
6 and operated ‘according to the scale readings. The
Still another object is to provide means of relatively
printer may be operated by any of the usual means for
simple construction for guiding a ?nger insertable imprint 60 setting up printing members, such as type wheels or sec
receiving element from an accessible location into accurate
tors, or by hand. The mechanism within the printer hous
register with a printing station located within the housing
ing 5 and case 6 is shown and described in detail in the
of a printer.
hereinbefore referred to US. application Serial No.
693,975.
An additional object is to provide means of relatively
The type carrying printing members are located within
simple construction ‘for guiding an imprint receiving ele
‘the case 6 and de?ne an interior printing station at the
ment into accurate registries with a printing station for
bottom of the case 6, the printing station being located
multiple position printing ‘on the element.
from positions, exterior of the case 6 by means of index
Another object is to provide a ticket guide which will
marks 7 and 8‘ on the case, index mark 7 indicating the
satisfy at least most of the demands relating to ticket
width of the matter that may be printed and index mark
feeding of the foregoing users of industrial printers.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the
8 indicating the height of the matter that is printed. A
ticket or other element 9 is placed in a narrow opening or
aces,
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slot 1%} in [register with the printing station and between
the bottom of the case 6 and the top of a table 11 atop
groove 28 and the guide rod 19 is moved to the right until
the stop 25 contacts the block 1'7, the index groove 24
the housing 5 which supports the ticket to receive an im
print in juxtaposition with the type bearing printing mem
bers in the printing station, the table being in the form
points to the legend “Tare” on the table ll indicated by
The :feeding of the ticket 9 into the interior of the
case 6 is complicated by the widely varied demands of
urged ‘against the guide rod 19. When the ball 32 is re
ceived in the detent groove 31, the index groove 24 points
the users of industrial printers.
tively strict requirements of accuracy for the feeding of the
tickets so that data printed by the printers registers proper
ly in the spaces provided vfor such data. The sizes of the
to the legend “Tare” on the table 11 indicated by the
numeral 3i).
The ticket guide 13 is adjusted to accommodate a ticket
9 of a particular size and to align such ticket with the
tickets vary from user to user and a single user may use
printing station by ?rst aligning the index groove 24 on
the numeral 38. A. circumferential detent ‘groove 31 is
formed in the guide rod 194‘ midway between the grooves
ofa ledge extending from the printing station. A roller,
23 and 27. Movement of the guide rod 19 in either di
not shown, for pressing tickets against the printing type
rection as limited by stop 22 in groove 23‘ or by stop 26
is located within the housing ‘5 below the table ii and
in groove 27 causes a ball 32, which is urged by means
the printing type are located in the case 6 above the table,
of a coil 33 toward the guide rod 19, to de-tent into the
the roller running back and forth in a slot 12‘ (FIG. ii) 10 detent groove 31 midway between such stops, the ball
in the table to press tickets against an inked ribbon and
32 and the coil 33 being so received in an opening 34
the ribbon in turn against the ‘face of the type.
in the right hand block 17 that the ball is continuously
Many users have rela
tickets of several sizes. Some users print the same weight 20 the guide rod .19 with the legend “Gross” (25). Then
data on the same ticket in more than one place. Other
users print weight data uch as net and gross weights or
net, tare and gross weights on the same ticket. Many users
have ‘hard to handle tickets such as long, thin tickets.
Nearly all of the users demand high speed printing and
yet want ticket guides which ‘are of low cost and of rela
tively simple construction. In order to satisfy the tore
going demands relating to ticket feeding of the users of
industrial printers, the ticket guide- 13‘ of the invention is
provided for correctly and easily locating the ticket 9
to be printed in the printing station.
The ticket guide 13 includes a pair of spaced guide mem
bers 14 each made from a single strip of material formed
with ‘a recumbent L-shaped, relatively short front section
15 and a ohiannelgsh-aped, relatively iong back section 16.
The guide members 14- are supported by the ticket table
ll and extend from an accessible location exterior of the
housing 6 through the slot to into the interior of the
housing and de?ne a path for the ticket 9 edge portions
of which are received in the channel-shaped sections 16
of the guide members 14 for guidance to the printing
station.
A pair of spaced blocks 1'7 is mounted from the under
side of the table 11 at the outer end thereof ‘and each is
provided with a horizontal opening 18 (FIG. III) which
receives for sliding action a guide rod 19‘ which is thus
adjacent the outer end of the table 11 and mounted to be
transversely movable relative to the ticket path defined by
the spaced guide members 14‘. Each of the front sec
tions 15 of the guide members it is secured to an aper- ;
tured block 26 which is received for sliding action for the
purpose of adjustment by the guide rod 19, set screws 21
holding the blocks 2t} and the guide members 14 secured
thereto in adjusted positions. Hence, the guide rod 19
the set screws 21 are loosened and the left hand guide
member M, as viewed in FIG. 11, is moved to the left
to the limit of its possible travel. This moves such
guide member 14 out from underneath the case 6 into the
open exposing to view a ticket stop 35 (FIG. III) which
is clamped for sliding action to accommodate tickets of
various lengths on the such guide member 14, the ticket
stop 35 being held by friction in adjusted position. A
ticket 9 is inserted until it contacts the ticket stop 35
which then is moved until the space provided for the
gross weight print on the ticket is aligned with the in
dex mark 7 on the front of the case 6, the index mark 7
indicating the vwidth of the matter .to be printed. In or -
oration, the ticket stop ‘35 stops an inserted ticket in suit
able alignment with the printing station.
The left hand guide member 14, as viewed in FIG. II,
and the ticket 9 therein then is moved to the right until
the space provided for the gross weight print on the
ticket is aligned with the index mark 8 on the end of
the case 5, the index mark 8 indicating the height of the
matter to be printed. The guide member’s set screw 21
is tightened to hold the adjusted position. The foregoing
‘adjustments are more or less in the nature of rough
adjustments, ‘further adjustments being made by trial and
error after trial prints on several tickets are made. The
other one of the guide members 14 then is moved along
the guide rod 19‘ to adjust the space between the guide
members 14 to the Width of the ticket allowing slight
clearance for easy insertion. The guide member’s set
screw 21 is tightened to hold the adjusted position.
Hence, the position of the ticket stop 35 determines
the length of the tickets that can be handled and the
spacing between the guide members 14 determines the
width of the tickets that can be handled, the guide mem
and the guide members 14 are movable back and forth,
bers 14- being movable transversely to the ticket path de
as indicated by the double ended arrow in FIG. H, as one.
?ned by the guide members and relative to the guide rod
Movement of the guide rod 19 to the left, ‘as viewed in
19 for aligning a ticket Wit-h the printing station.
FIG. II, is limited by engagement of a retaining ring or
For two position printing, the retaining ring or stop
stop 22 carried in a circumferential groove 23 in the right
is located in groove 28. The detent ball 32 and coil
hand end of the guide rod with the right hand block or 60 33 are not needed for two position pn'nting, the ball 32
abutment 17. This is the position of the guide rod 19
being received in groove 31 when stop 26 in groove 28
which is shown in FIG. II. In such position, a circum
contacts the block or abutment 17. In operation, with
ferential index groove 24‘ in the left hand end of the guide
the retaining ring or stop 26 in groove 23 contacting the
rod 19 points to the legend “Gross” on ‘the table 11 indi
block or abutment 17, i.e., with the index groove 24
cated by the numeral 2S. Movement of the guide rod
pointing to “Tare” ($6), the ticket is inserted in the
19 to the right, ‘as viewed in FIG. II is limited by engage
ticket guide 13 until it is stopped by the ticket stop 35 and
merit of a retaining ring or stop 25 carried either in a
a tare weight print is made. Movement of the guide rod
circumferential groove 27 or in an adjacent and similar
19 until retaining ring or stop 22 contacts the block 17
groove 28 each on the other side of the block 17 relative
aligns the index groove 24 with “Gross” (25) to provide
to the other one of the retaining rings or stops 22. When 70 a second printing position and a gross weight print is
the stop 26 is in the groove 27 as shown in FIG. II and
made. Hence, moving the guide from stop to stop pro
the guide rod 19 is ‘moved to the right until the stop 26
vides two printing positions for the ticket in the printing
contacts the block 17, the index groove 24 points to the
station, the stops providing an indexing means de?ning
legend “Net” on the table ill indicated by the numeral
a plurality of selective posiitons for the guide rod. The
29. When the stop 26 is in its alternative position in the 75 ?nger insertion of the ticket facilitates high speed print
sesame
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ing and permits the guide to be of simple and low cost
construction.
For one position printing, with the retaining ring or
stop 22 contacting the block 17, i.e., with the index groove
24 pointing to “Gross” (25), the ticket is inserted in the
means for stopping an inserted element in suitable align
ment with the printing station.
2. A guide according to claim 1 wherein both of the
guide members are adjustably attached to the guide rod
for movement transverse to the path to align an element
to be printed with the printing station.
3. in a printer having a housing enclosing a printing
For three position printing, the retaining ring or stop
station, a slot in register with the printing station and a
ledge extending therefrom, a guide ‘for loading an element
26 is located in groove 2')’. In operation, moving the
ticket guide 113 from stop 22 to stop 26 provides two posi 10 to be printed in ‘the printing station comprising, in com
bination, a pair of spaced guide members on the ledge
tions \for the ticket in the printing station, the ball 32
extending trom an accessible location exterior of the
detenting into groove 31 midway between such stops
housing through the slot into the interior of the housing
to provide a third position for the ticket in the printing
and de?ning a path for the element, a guide rod adjacent
station. With stop 22 contacting the abutment 17 the
index groove 24 points to “Gross” (‘25), with stop 26 15 the ledge mounted to be transversely movable relative
to the path, and indexing means de?ning a plurality of
in groove 27 contacting the abutment 17 the index groove
selective positions for the guide ‘rod, the guide members
24 points to “Net” (29), and vwith the detent ball 32 re
being attached to the guide rod whereby movement of
ceived in the groove 31 the index groove 24 points to
the guide rod into such plurality of positions locates the
“Tare” (3h).
ticket guide 113 until it contacts the ticket stop 35 and
a gross weight print is made.
The embodiment of the invention described in connec
tion with the drawings is to be regarded as illustrative
only since the invention is susceptible to variation, modi
?cation and change within the spirit ‘and scope of the
element in the printing station for multiple position print
ing on the element.
4. A guide according to claim 3 wherein the indexing
means includes a stationarily mounted abutment and a
‘pair of stops carried by the guide red one on either side
25 of the abutment (for de?ning two positions for the guide
Having described the invention, We claim:
rod.
1. In a printer having a housing enclosing a printing
5. A guide according to claim 3 wherein the indexing
station, a slot in register with the printing station and ‘a
means includes stop means which de?ne two positions
ledge extending therefrom, a guide for loading an ele
for the guide rod.
ment to be printed in the printing station comprising, in
6. A guide according to claim 4v wherein the indexing
combination, a pair of spaced guide members on the
means further includes detent means located between the
ledge extending from an accessible location exterior of
stops for de?ning at least one additional position for the
the housing through the slot into the interior of the hous
guide rod.
ing and ‘defining a path for the element, a guide rod ad
7. A guide according to claim 5 wherein the indexing
jacent the ledge mounted to be transversely movable rela
tive to the path and extending transversely to the path, 35 means further includes detent means located between
the stop means ‘for de?ning at least one additional posi
indexing means defining a plurality of selective positions
tion for the guide rod.
for the guide rod, the guide members being attached to
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the guide rod, whereby movement of the guide rod into
said plurality of positions locates the element in the 40
UNlTED STATES PATENTS
appended claims.
printing station for multiple position printing on the
element, and at least one of the guide members being
adjustably attached to the guide rod for movement trans
verse .to the path for accommodating elements of various
Widths, the space between the guide members being ad 45
justed to the width of the particular element to be printed
allowing slight clearance for easy insertion, and stop
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