LINEAR  SEGMENT  MECHANISM

Inside Views of the
V I C T O R
Full-Keyboard / ArtDeco Model
  

6 LINEAR SENSORS are located under the 6*9 FULL-KBD
( observe the Key-Pins )

There are NO ZERO KEYS     ===>>>     [ 0 ] = NO KEY PRESSED
( In case of [0] the LINEAR SENSOR of this column is LOCKED )
Pulling the HANDLE will activate the PRINTING / CALCULATING cycle and
all other SENSORS move forward until they are STOPPED BY THE PRESSED KEY-PINS
Connected LINEAR GEARS drive the PRINTING & ARITHMETIC UNITS ...

D I A G R A M    OF  THE  STOPPING  PATTERN


Observe the DISTANCES of the KEYS ( = 100% ) and of the SENSORS ( = 90% )
This "NONIUS PRINCIPLE"   ( known from Calipers )   R  E  D  U  C  E  S
THE MOVEMENT of the LINEAR SENSORS   to  1/10   of the KEY DISTANCES

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