(No Model.) v E. REYNOLDS.
INKI-NG PAD FOR STAMPS. No. 358,482. Patented Mar. 1, 1887.
J z z- I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
EDWIN REYNOLDS, OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.
lNKlN'G-PAD FOR STAMPS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 358,482, dated March 1, 1887.
' Application filed August 9, 1886. Serial No. 210,479. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern..-
Be it known that I, EDWIN REYNOLDS, of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Inking-Pads for Stamps, of which the following is a specification.
My invention consists in the combination of the ink composition with a cloth or porous flexible covering and turned over serrated metal edges which are adapted to hold the porous flexible covering of the pad in an outstretched condition, and in the combination of theink composition withacloth orporous flexible covering, a holding-box, and turned serrated metal strips provided with a flange extending under the ink composition of the pad.
Figure 1 is avertical section of the inkingpad and its holding-box with the cover thrown back. Fig. 2 is a top view of the same. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the cut-out blank from which the pad-box is formed, showing the serrated edges of the same for holding the cloth cover of the pad. Fig. 4. is a section similar to Fig. 1, showing a form of my invention in which a serrated sheet metal lining is employed, instead of serrating the edges of the box. Fig. 5 is a plan view of the serrated lining separate from the box. Fig. 6 is a vertical section of the same.
In the accompanying drawings, A is the box for holding the ink-pad. Bis the eover,which may be hinged to the box. 0 is the ink composition, which is mixed hot, as usual, and poured into the bottom of the box, so as to present a horizontal surface. D is a piecevof cloth, which is stretched over the top of the prepared ink in the box and held in properlyextended form by turning the serrated edges 1) of the box over onto the edges of the cloth, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the projecting spurs between the serrations serving to hold the cloth firmly in its extended condition over the surface of the ink composition. I
I form the box from a sheet-metal blank cut out as shown in Fig. 3, with the serrations around its edges, which, when bent over, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, will serve to hold the cloth covering of the pad; but I also make the serrations upon strips of sheet metal, E, separate from the box, and insert the same as a lining around the inner edges of the box, as shown in Fig. 4, the serratedstrips being preferably provided with a flange, a, which, being covered by the ink compositiomwillbe held in place at the edges of the box, the upper edge, 12, of the strip being provided with the serrations and turned over onto the cloth D, so as to draw the cloth tightly from the opposite sides of the box.
In case the cloth should get loose at anytime from the gradual depletion of the ink composition in its use with a stamp, a comparatively slight pressure upon the turned-over serrated edges of the strips will suffice to tighten the cloth D, as before.
Instead of a covering of cloth, any other suitable flexible and porous material may be employed.
I claim as my invention- 1. The combination of the ink composition wit-l1 a cloth or porous flexible covering and the turned-over serrated metal edges adapted to hold the porous flexible covering of the pad in an outstretched condition, substantially as described.
2. The combination of the ink composition with a cloth or porous flexible covering, the box for holding the same, and the serrated strips provided with a flange extending under theink composition,substantially as described.
SOORATES SOHOLFIELD, JoHN S. LYNCH.