Mechanism for centering rolls of paper stock supplied for printing

  • US 5,860,753 A
  • Filed: 12/18/1997
  • Issued: 01/19/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A mechanism for centering a roll of stock in a printer which prints upon the stock from said roll, said roll having a tubular core and two opposing ends, said printer having a housing with a cavity and an opening from a side thereof to provide a receptacle for said roll, said mechanism comprising:

  • a spindle disposed in said cavity towards said opening and mounted in said housing for rotation about an axis;

    a pair of arms coupled to each other to move in opposite directions with respect to a center between said arms; and

    said arms being engagable with the opposing ends of said roll when received on said spindle for centering said roll on said spindle about said center.

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