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June 25, 1946-
2,402,651
J. G. D. MANWARING
LOCATING DEVICE FOR HAND STAMPS OR THE LIKE
Filed Nov. 2, 1944
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Patented June 25, 1946
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' LOCATING DEVICE FOR
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Joshua G. D. Manwaring, Great Neck, N. Y.
Application November 2, 1944, Serial No. 561,575
6 Claims.
(or. 101-368)
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This invention relates to locating devices for
hand ‘stamps or similar manually manipulated
marking devices such as punches, perforators or
illustrated. The ?nger or needle I6 which may
take various forms, is provided with a down
stencils.
project below the plane of the characters on the
It frequently occurs in the use of hand stamps
or similar devices of the types indicated above
that a considerable number of articles or sheets
are to be stamped or otherwise marked in similar
locations, and where the location of the marking
is critical as to its position it is desirable to pro 10
wardly projecting sharpened end 24 arranged to
stamp.
If a duplicate arrangement of these ?ngers is
provided as illustrated, it will be evident that by
aligning them with predetermined points on the
article or sheet to be marked, the stamp will be
located in a predetermined position with respect
to such points. Such points may, for example,
I vide'guiding means for the purpose of enabling
be printed on the sheet to be stamped or may
the operator to secure proper marking action.
be de?ned by lines or characters or the like, which
The present invention has as its general object
may be incidental to information contained there
the provision of locating devices which, by being
brought into coincidence with predetermined 15 on. In any event, the stamp when brought ad
jacent to the sheet will thus be properly posi
points of the object to be marked, will serve to
tioned for a ?nal downward movement to e?ect
locate the marking device for operation.
marking action, the ?ngers yielding as springs
The foregoing general object as well as subjects
to permit such marking movement. Stencils or
relating to details of construction will be ap
parent from the following description read in con 20 the like may, of course, be similarly aligned on
the object to be marked, followed by the applica
junction with the accompanying drawing in
tion of marking by paint or ink or the like. If
which:
the lateral extension of the ?ngers as shown
Figure l is an elevation of a hand stamp with
would result in their points being off the object
a preferred arrangement of locating devices at
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to
be marked, they may be moved to an alterna
tached thereto;
tive position in which they will be yieldingly held
Figure 2 is a plan view of the same;
by spring action so that they may be properly
Figure 3 is a perspective view of one of the 10
aligned with predetermined points.
cating devices adapted to be secured to a hand
In the case of the modi?cation illustrated in
stamp;
Figure 4 is a vertical section taken through the 80 Figures 5 and 6, each of the locating devices com
prises a support 30 which mounts, in the fashion
mounting of a, needle or ?nger constituting the
previously described, a locating arm or needle
main element of the locating means;
32. This has, however, in distinction from that
Figure 5 is a perspective view of an alternative
previously described, a bent shank at 34 which,
type of locating device adapted to be folded out
of the way when not in use; and
35 as illustrated in Figure 6, makes it possible to
turn the arm to a position in which it may lie
Figure 6 is a plan view of the same.
flatwise along the stamp when not in use so as
A hand stamp 2 is illustrated as provided with
to be out of the way when, as is usual, the stamp
a pair of locating devices generally indicated at
is carried upon a stand or placed ina receptacle.
4. Each of these, as indicated in Figure 3, com
It will be clear that variations in details of the
prise a carrier 8 provided with extensions 8 which 40
invention may be made without departing there
may embrace the ends of the stamp 2, being se
from.
cured thereto by means of prongs indicated at I0.
What I claim and desire to protect by Letters
De?ected portions of the sheet metal of the car
rler 6, which are indicated at I2 and I4, serve to
Patent is:
carry the inner end of a ?nger or needle I6, an 45
1. In combination with a hand operated de
upset head 20 being provided to prevent the needle
vice such as a hand stamp or the like, locating
from dropping therefrom. The sank of the por
means at each end of the device, each compris
ing a support carried by said device, a ?nger
tion I8 of the needle is made square as indicated
carried by each support and extending laterally
at 22, or is otherwise ?attened, opposite the de
?ected portion II of the carrier I8 which acts as 50 therefrom, said ?nger having a downwardly pro
jecting portion at its outer end clear of the sup
a spring thereon to maintain the needle in one
or more predetermined angular positions, as, for
port and device, and means for holding said
?nger in predetermined relation with said de
example, extending laterally from the stamp or
alternatively transversely thereof it it is turned
through 90° in either direction from the position
vice.
2. In combination with a hand operated device
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such as a hand stamp or the like, locating means
comprising supporting means carried by said de
vice, a plurality of shiftable spring ?ngers car
ried by said supporting means and extending lat
erally from each end of said device, and means
for holding said ?ngers in predetermined rela
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laterally therefrom, said ?nger being arranged
to be folded along the side and end of the de
vice, and means for holding said ?nger in pre
determined relation with said device.
5. Locating means adapted to be attached to
the end of a hand stamp, comprising a U-shaped
tion with said device.
frame adapted to embrace the end of a stamp,
3. In combination with a hand operated de
a ?nger having an extension pivoted to said
vice such as a hand stamp or the like, locating
frame and extending laterally therefrom, and
means at each end of the device, each compris 10 means for yieldingly holding the pivot in alter
ing a support carried by said device, a ?nger
carried by each support and extending laterally
therefrom and arranged to be shifted to differ- ~ ~
ent locating positions with relation to the de
vice, and means for yieldingly holding said ?n
ger in alternative predetermined relations with
said device.
4. In combination with a hand operated de
vice such as a hand stamp or the like, locating
nate predetermined positions.
'6. Locating means adapted to be attached to
the end of a hand stamp, comprising a U-shaped
j' frame adapted to embrace the end of a stamp,
an L-shaped ?nger having an extension pivoted
to said frame and extending laterally there
> from, and means for yieldingly holding the pivot
in alternate predetermined positions, one portion
of said ?nger being arranged to be folded to lie
means at each end of the device each compris 20 along the web of the frame while the other por
ing a support carried by said device, an L-shaped
tion will lie along'a ?ange of the frame.
?nger carried by each support and extending
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JOSHUA G. D. MANWARING.
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