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Oct. 14, 1941. w, A PRWGLE ETAL‘ ‘ 2,259,391 AUTO‘GRAPHIC REGISTER STRUCTURE Original Filed March 11, 1935 39 ‘ 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 .2 40 N-A .Oct. 14, 1941. w. A.VPRINGLE EI‘AL 2,259,391 AUTOGRAPHIC REGISTER STRUCTURE Original Filed March 11, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Oct. 14, 1941 2,259,391 ‘ 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 ‘ '(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. ' I ' ‘ ' 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. ‘ " 1 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. ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘These record strips are ordinarily provided with blank forms spaced therealong'for the re ception of ‘inscriptions and said stripsa'realso 2 2,259,391 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. 7 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. . . ' ' ' ' . 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. ' 2,259,391 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 3 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.