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Oct. 14, 1941.
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2,259,391
AUTO‘GRAPHIC REGISTER STRUCTURE
Original Filed March 11, 1935
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.Oct. 14, 1941.
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2,259,391
AUTOGRAPHIC REGISTER STRUCTURE
Original Filed March 11, 1935
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Patented Oct. 14, 1941
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UNITED STATE s
PATENT » ‘OFFICE ,
2,259,391
AUTQGRAPHIC REGISTER STRUCTURE
William A. Pringle, deceased, late of Niagara
Falls, N. Y., by Henry Durk, executor, Niagara
Falls, N. Y., and Charles J. Manuel, Dover, N. IL,
assignors to American Sales Book Company,
Inc, Niagara Falls, N. Y., a corporation of Dela.
ware
Original application March 11, 1935, Serial No.
10,398. Divided and this application March. 21,
1939, Serial No.'26.3,238
7 Claims
This invention relates to improvements in rec
ord or writing machines of the autographic reg
ister type, and although the improvements may
be embodied in various forms of recording ape
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'(Cl. 282:12)
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional and
paratus of the autographic register type, they C1
plan view showing details of the drawer structure
and arrangement, the section being substantially
on the line 5.—-5_ of Fig. 3.
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Referring to the drawings for a detailed de
are herein disclosed for illustrative purposes in
scription of the embodiment of the invention
an autographic register of the portable type.
there shown, .it will be seen that the improve
ments are embodied in an autographic register
of the portable type which may be readily vheld
It is a general object of the invention to pro
vide an apparatus of the class mentioned having
improved arrangement for housing and support 10 in the hand during entry of inscriptions, being
ing the supplies of record and transfer strips and _ light and of small bulk so as to be readily carried
by the operator from place to place. The casing
for disposal of inscribed loose sheets.
10 may be of any preferred construction, prefer
A further object is to provide, in an apparatus
ably made of sheet material, such as sheet metal,
of the class mentioned, an improved arrange.
and ‘including a base section II and a top or up.
per section I2 preferably hinged at' one end to
the lower section as ‘by va hinge l3. The top .or
for mounting and controlling the same.
cover section fits closely over the lower section
A further object is to provide an improved
and a latch 14, preferably a spring latch,‘ is
drawer structure constructed and arranged to
promote its rigidity and durability, ‘and to pro 20 mounted at the rear end of the casing, ‘being pro
vided with’ an operating button extending
vide a novel mounting and support therefor in
through the casing wall. In this manner the
the register casing, whereby it is satisfactorily
cover 12 maybe readily released and swung to
supported in its movements and when closed is
ment for a drawer or support for ‘loose record
strips or leaves together with improved means
practically invisible, its exposed parts ‘being in
conformity with the general contour .of the reg
open position". An opening I5 is provided in the
cover for rendering the record strip S accessible
ister casing.
A further object is to provide an improved
means for supporting ‘and ‘housing the carbon .or
for the entry of inscriptions.
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Within the casing‘ is a horizontal partition‘ l6
extending from‘ sidewall to side wall of the eas
ing and appropriately attached to said side walls
record strip supply wholly Within the casing walls
3,0 and dividing the "interior space into upper and
of the register.
lower compartments. Also upstanding from the
Other objects of thev invention will be in part
partition l6 are two longitudinal partitions l'l
pointed out in the following detailed disclosure of
appropriately attached to the partition l6 and
an illustrative ‘but preferred embodiment of the
each being inwardly spaced'a short distance from
invention, and will-be
part obvious in con
the adjacent casing sidewall so as to provide
nection with this disclosure.
relatively narrow compartments adjacent op.
The invention accordingly comprises the fea-‘
posite casing side walls and an inner‘ compart
tures of construction, combination of elements,
ment between said'partitions for accomodating
and arrangement of parts which will be exem
the supply of record ‘strips S. The rearward end
pli?ed in the construction hereinafter set forth,
and the scope of the application of which will be 40 of the horizontal partition ['5 is provided ‘with
indicated in the claims.
For a more comprehensive understanding of
the nature and objects of the invention, refer
enee is had to the following detailed description
and to the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of an autographic
register of the portable type constructed in ac
cordance with the invention;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary, longitudinal, vertical
an upwardly disposed 'part or flange [3 forming‘
a rear wall for the supply compartment while a
plate 19 forms the forward wall thereof. This
supply compartment maybe of any desired size
and proportions, that shown being for the ac
commodation of the record supply pad which‘ is
in the form of a‘ zigzag folded pad provided by
reversely folding‘ the record strips transversely
at intervals therealong. The 'record strips S are
section ‘taken substantially on the line 2—2 of P fed from this supply into writing position upon
the platen and any ‘desired number of strips may
Fig. 5, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section, taken
substantially on the line 3-—;3 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary plan ‘view, parts-being
removed and in horizontal section; and
be used'in this manner.
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‘These record strips are ordinarily provided
with blank forms spaced therealong'for the re
ception of ‘inscriptions and said stripsa'realso
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provided at spaced intervals therealong with feed
tion It is a record support herein disclosed as a
control apertures 20.
drawer 39 mounted for sliding movement within
the compartment. This drawer is provided with
a space adapted for the reception of loose record
sheets. Upstanding from the‘ bottom of‘ the
drawer, within the receiving space and adjacent
Transverse weakened sev
erance lines 2| are also provided on the strips
between adjacent record forms and the apertures
20 are provided at the forward ends or tops of
each of the record form sheets inwardly spaced
a short distance from the adjacent weakened
severance line.
to a forward corner thereof, is a post or pin 46
preferably slightly enlarged at its upper end, as
At the forward end of the casing is a record
shown. This post is adapted to enter one of the
strip feed mechanism 22 appropriately housed 10 apertures 29 of each of the record sheets that
in a compartment forwardly of the transverse
may be severed from the record strips after in
partition I9.
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Any preferred. form of feeding‘
scription. Near to this post is an opening 4| in
mechanism designed to feed or start the record
the bottom of the drawer through which an ob
strips forwardly may be provided, but it need
ject which may be passed to facilitate lifting of
not be herein described.
Ill the sheets from the post.
The platen plate 23 overlies ‘the upper edges of V
The record drawer 39 is preferably constructed
the partitions ll, being supported thereon and
from'an integral sheet metal plate bent to pro
pivoted thereto as at 24 near the forward end of
vide bottom and side walls and outwardly extend
the casing. The mounting of the cover plate l2
ing ?anges 42 at the upper edges of the side walls,
and of the platen 23 provides for opening the '
each with a downturned terminal ?ange 43. The
record strip storage supply compartment for ac
flanges 42 are positioned close to the partition 16
cess. tothe latter, and for renewing the supply.
so as ‘to guide and support the drawer in its move
It will be understood that both the cover and
ments, and the downturned flanges 43 cooperate
platen may be simultaneously swung upwardly
with the side walls of the casing for a similar pur
upon their pivotal mountings for this purpose.
i3 (A pose. The rear wall 44 of the drawer is prefer
The record strips S are led rearwardly from
ably formed integrally with the bottom and the
the supply around the rearward rounded edge
forward wall 45 is similarly formed.
25 of the platen and forwardly therefrom into
At its forward end the casing wall is cut away
writing position.
at 46 at the lower portion thereof, providing an
" At one ofrits lateral longitudinal edges, the 30 opening for receiving the drawer. A terminal
platen 23, as best shown in Fig. 3, is provided
plate 47 is welded or otherwise attached to the
with a downwardly extending ?ange or plate 25
forward end of the drawer, providing a reenforce
positioned immediately outside of the adjacent
ment and finishing plate. This terminal plate
partition I1 and providing a support for ‘a supply
is of the same size and proportions as the part
’ rollC'of transfer strip C1. The supply roll ‘may
of the casing cut away at 45 so as to exactly ?t
rest upon a lower plate'ZT attached to the lower
into the cut-away portion and preserve the origi
edge of ?ange 25 and having, at one end thereof,
nal contour of ‘the casing. '
a wall 28. against which the end of the roll rests.
'In the compartment provided beneath one of
The plate 27 may, as shown, be an integral ?ange
the drawer ?anges 42 a spring motor is housed for
extending outwardly from the lower edge of the ‘I the purpose of moving the drawer into projected
?ange 26. The supply roll C is held in position
position. This spring motor includes a rod 43
and the forward movement of the carbon strip
slidably mounted in an aperture of a bracket 49
controlled by a curved control plate 29 pivotally
attached to the register. This rod extends lon
mounted upon a'rod ‘3D. and urged into strip
gitudinally of the casing alongside of the drawer
engaging position by means ‘of a spring 3|. The
passing through an aperture in a follower plate
control plate 29 is formed at its rearward end
59 attached to and extending laterally from the
with an integral plate 32 extending across the
side wall of the drawer. At its forward end the
end of the supply roll to retain it in position, and
rod is formed with a stop lug 5! for engagement
a lug or'handle 33 is struck up from ;the plate'
with the follower plate. The main driving spring
whereby the plate may be raised.
52 of the motor if con?ned between the bracket 49
.At the oppositelongitudinal edgeof the platen
and the follower plate 52, being normally com
from the carbon. supply roll C there is another
pressed when the drawer is in closed position, and
downwardly extending ?ange 34 just outside the
adjacent partition ‘I T at the forward end of which
a clamping bar 35 is pivoted at 24, coincidently
with the‘pivotal'mounting of the platen. This
clamping bar has an inwardly turned ?ange 36
overlying the‘upper edge surface of the platen.
In this manner the forwardly extended end of the
tending to project the drawer forwardly into
open position, indicated in full lines in Fig. 1 and
in dotted lines in Fig. 4. At the opposite side of
the bracket 49, the rod is surrounded by a buf
fer spring 53 resting at one end against the
bracket and con?ned at its opposite end by a ter
minal washer 54 on the rod.
carbon‘?st'rip G1 may be securely ‘clamped both
For the purpose of holding the drawer in closed
against _the upper‘ marginal surface of the platen 60 position against the tension of the spring motor,
and the outer surface of the downwardly extend
a drawer-latching device is provided which is
ing ?ange 34. The clamping bar is held in its
operativr'a’position~ by means of a latch or clip 31.
It will thus be seen that the transfer strip sup
ply, ftogether with the clamping bar, are movable
with th‘e'platen' as a'unit' and when the platen is
raised to expose’ the .record supply compartment,
the carbon supply :is also raised. The clamping
bar"35'isfpreferably provided with apertures or
depressions T38 " en’gageable with . outwardly struck,
integral formations upon the ?ange 34' for the
purpose jof securely gripping and holding the
transfer
strip.
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Within the compartment just below the parti
herein shown in the form of a latch spring 55
riveted to the under side of the flange 42 and
having‘ a latching lug 55 adapted to pass through
openings in the ?ange 42 and the partition Hi.
In this manner the latch engages the aperture
walls so as to lock the drawer in closed position
as clearly shown in Fig. 2, the spring being biased
to move the latch into locking position when the
drawer is moved into closed position.
Since the control mechanism for the drawer
is not particularly claimed herein, it is deemed
to be unnecessary to describe it in further detail
or to describe its mode of operation.
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The invention herein described and claimed is
fully set forth in applicants’ prior application
Serial No. 10,398, ?led March 11, 1935, Patent
No. 2,170,093, granted August 22, 1939. The pres
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4. In a record device, in combination, a cas
ing having side walls, interior partitions in said
casing dividing its interior into upper and lower
and laterally disposed compartments, said lower
ent application accordingly is a division of the Cl compartment providing a storage space for loose
sheets, said upper compartment providing a
storage space for a record supply, one of said
Since certain changes may be made in the
earlier application.
above construction and different embodiments
partitions upstanding from another partition
tions upstanding from another partition. and
partitions being positioned at opposite sides of
and being inwardly spaced from the adjacent
of the invention could be made without depart
ing from the scope thereof, it is intended that 10 side walls of the casing to provide a housing com
partment for a transfer strip supply, a platen
all matter contained in the above description
overlying said record storage space and movably
or shown in the accompanying drawings shall
mounted to open and close an entrance passage
be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting
way to said storage space, said platen having a
sense.
Having described our invention, what We claim 15 ?ange extending downwardly into said transfer
strip housing compartment, and a transfer strip
as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
supply support mounted on said ?ange.
1. In a record device, in combination, a casing
5. In a record device, in combination, a casing
having side walls, interior partitions in said cas
having side walls, interior partitions in said cas
ing dividing its interior into a lower compartment
and two upper laterally disposed compartments, 20 ing dividing its interior into upper and lower and
laterally disposed compartments, said lower com
said lower compartment providing a storage
partment providing a storage space for loose
space for loose sheets, one of said upper compart
sheets, said upper compartment providing a
ments providing a storage space for a record sup
storage space for the record supply, one of said
ply, one of said partitions upstanding from an
other partition and being inwardly spaced from 25 partitions spaced from the adjacent side walls
of the casing to provide a housing compartment
the adjacent side walls of the casing to provide
for a transfer strip supply, a platen overlying
one of said compartments serving as a housing
said record storage space and movably mounted
compartment for a transfer strip supply, and a
to open and close an entrance passageway to said
platen overlying said record storage space and
movably mounted to open and close an entrance 30 storage space, said platen having a ?ange ex
tending downwardly into said transfer strip
passageway to said storage space.
housing compartment, and a transfer strip sup
2. In a record device, in combination, a casing
ply support mounted on said ?ange.
having side walls, interior partitions in said cas
6. In a record device, in combination, a cas
ing dividing its interior into a lower compartment
and two upper laterally disposed compartments, 35 ing having side walls, an interior record supply
compartment, partitions respectively spaced in
one of said upper compartments providing a stor
wardly from each side wall of the casing, said
age space for a record supply, one of said parti
being inwardly spaced from the adjacent side
said compartment, a platen movably mounted
said record storage space and movably mounted
tween the latter and the adjacent casing side
upstanding near the outer end portion thereof so
thereof opposite to said supply support, and a
walls of the casing to provide one of said com 40 above said supply compartment, a plate mounted
on said platen and extending downwardly out
partments serving as a housing compartment for
side of one of said partitions into the space be
a transfer strip supply, and a platen overlying
wall, said' downwardly extending plate forming
to open and close an entrance passageway to said
storage space, a drawer slidably mounted in said 45 a support for a transfer strip supply within said
last mentioned space, a downwardly extending
lower compartment for projection and retrac
?ange on said platen at the longitudinal edge
tion, and a pin mounted within said drawer and
clamping bar pivoted for movement in a plane
as to enter apertures in loose record sheets to ‘
50 disposed at an angle to the platen and cooperat
retain them in position in the drawer.
ing with said ?ange to clamp the transfer strip.
3. In a record device, in combination, a casing
7. Ina record device, in combination, a casing
having side walls, interior partitions in said cas
ing dividing its interior into upper and lower and
ment and two upper laterally disposed compart
ments, one of said upper compartments provid 55 laterally disposed compartments, said lower com
partment providing a storage space for loose
ing a storage ‘space for a record supply, one of
sheets, one of said compartments providing an
said partitions upstanding from another parti
having side walls, interior partitions in said cas
ing dividing its interior into a lower compart-Y
tion and being inwardly spaced from the adja
upper storage space for a record supply, one of
said partitions upstanding from another parti
cent side walls of the casing to provide one of
said compartments serving as a housing com 60 tion which extends outwardly beyond said up
standing partition and is attached adjacent to
partment for a transfer strip supply, and a plat
its outer extremity to the adjacent side wall, said
en overlying said record storage space and mov
upstanding partition being inwardly spaced from
ably mounted to open and close an entrance
the adjacent side wall of the casing thus provid
passageway to said storage space, a drawer slid
ably mounted in said lower compartment for 65 ing one of said upper compartments that serves
as a housing for a transfer strip supply.
projection and retraction, and a pin mounted
within said drawer and upstanding near the,
HENRY DURK,
outer end portion thereof so as to enter aper
Emecutor of the Last Will and Testament of
tures in loose record sheets to retain them in
William A. Prz'ngle, Deceased.
position in the drawer, said drawer having an 70
CHARLES J. MANUEL.
opening through its bottom adjacent to said pin
providing access for manipulation of the record
sheets in the drawer.
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