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US1000860A
US1000860A US1910571652A US1000860A US 1000860 A US1000860 A US 1000860A US 1910571652 A US1910571652 A US 1910571652A US 1000860 A US1000860 A US 1000860A
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G. H. VEEDBR.

REGISTER.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 12,1910.

1,000,860. Patented Aug. 15, 1911.

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APPLICATION FILED JULY 12,1910.

Patented Aug. 15, 1911.

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REGISTER.

APPLIUATIOH FILED JULY1z,191o.

1 ,000,860, Patented Aug. 15, 1911.

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REGISTER.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 12,1910.

Patented Aug. 15, 1911.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

CURTIS I-IUSSEY VEEDER, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO THE VEEDER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OF CONNECTICUT.

REGISTER.

To all lwhom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CURTIS I-IUssnY VEEDER, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvement-s in Registers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.

This invention relates to registers of the general character of those shown in Letters Patent of the United States, No. 548,482, dated October 22, 1895, and No. 676,519, dated June 18, 1901, the present improvement being shown herein as applied to a register of the character of that shown in said Letters Patent No. 676,519, which comprises a totalizing register and a trip register which can be reset to zero or the initial point when a new count or registration is to be commenced.

The object of the invention is to improve in various details the construction of registers of the character shown in said several Letters Patent.

One purpose is to make it possible to make the parts of the driving mechanism larger and more substantial and generallyT of better design; another purpose is to permit the 30 parts to be so constructed and arranged as to reduce friction; still another purpose is to reduce the number of parts and to simplify construction as much as possible; and a further purpose is to provide for the better exclusion of dust, especially from the trip mechanism, and to prevent tampering with the trip mechanism. The det-ails of construction and arrangement whereby these various purposes, as well as other purposes which will more clearly appear hereinafter, are attained will be more particularly described hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which the invention is illustrated in a convenient and 45 practical embodiment thereof, and in which- Figure 1 is a face view of a register which embodies the invention. Fig. 2 is an end view thereof. Figs. 3, 4, and 5 are detail views, on a larger scale, illustrating particularly the arrangement of the cap for protecting the trip knob. Fig. 6 is a view in longitudinal section on a plane which includes the axes of both the totalizing and the trip registers, the cover for the trip lOl Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed July 12, 1910.

Patented Aug. 15, 1911.

Serial No. 571,652.

knob being removed. Fig. 7 is a view partly in end elevation and partly in section on the plane indicated by the broken line 7-7 of Fig. 6. Fig. 8 is a view in section on the plane indicated by the broken line 8 8 of Fig. 6. Fig. 9 is a detail view, partly in longitudinal section, showing a modificationr of the driving mechanism shown in Fig. 6, as applied to a single register. Fig. 10 is a view in transverse section on the plane indicated by the broken line 10-10 of Fig. 9. Fig. 11 is a view generally similar' to Fig. 9 but showing still another modification of the driving mechanism. Fig. 12 is a View in section on the plane indicated by the broken line 12-12 of Fig. 11.

. The case A receives and supports the working parts substantially as described in the several Letters Patent hereinbefore mentioned, but instead of being formed in two nearly equal parts, the main part A is in pk-ie piece, its open end being closed by a cap A. The actuating shaft B receives on its outer end the usual star wheel E, shown only in Fig. 1, and has a bearing near its outer end in the hub a of the case A and near its other end in a plate C secured to the inner end of the hub a. An eccentric F on the inner end of the shaft B carries the two gears G, G, which are conveniently formed in one piece. In the register shown in said Letters Patent No. 676,519, the large gear Gr meshed with a stationary gear which was carried by the hub a, but it has been found that it is possible to make the parts of better design, to give the right hand index ring a bearing smaller in diameter and wider and therefore to make it more durable and at the same time to reduce friction, by carrying the stationary1 driving member on the cap A. In the construction shown in Figs. 6 and 7 the driving member is shown as an internal gear a formed on the cap A. The formation of the gear a on the cap A permits the gear to be made larger than the index rings and as the rotation of the index rings is in the same direction as the rotation of the main shaft or eccentric, the friction on the gears is greatly reduced. The smaller gear G of the two gears mounted on the eccentric meshes with an internal gear h, having a smaller pitch circle than the gear a, and formed on the interior of a ring H, which constitutes the first index ring and for convenience is formed separately from and is secured to a toothed ring or driving gear h5 which has a bearing of small diameter but ample width on the hub of the plate C, a flanged sleeve c being for convenience threaded upon the hub of the plate C to receive the toothed ring or gear Zr". The gear 71.5 forms in effect a part of the first index ring H. The ring Zr is flanged to form a locking ring and driving tooth, as indicated at rt, for cooperation with the first of the transmitting gears which are not shown herein but which coperatie with the successiv-e index rings H, H2, Src. as fully explained in the above mentioned several Let-- ters Patent.

The trip register, in the construction shown in said Letters Patent No. 676,519, is driven through a train of eccentric gears, butthe reconstruction of the register in the present case permits this driving mechanism to be simplified. The gear Zr, above mentioned, which forms a part of the index ring of the totalizing register, meshes directly with an external gear Zr on a ring HG which is formed internally with ratchet teeth Zr, adapted to be engaged by a spring pawl 71.8 which is carried by the flange ZL9 of the first index ring H of the trip register. During the ordinary or counting operation of the parts, therefore, the first index riA 0 of the trip register is driven directly by agg with the first index ring of the totalizing register, while in the resetting operation of the trip register the ratchet and pawl connection between the first index ring of the trip register and the driving gear HG permits the trip register to be reset to the zero or initial point without disturbing the totalizing register.

rIhe operation of the successive index rings of the trip register may be effected by the means which are fully described in said Letters Patent No. 676,519 and therefore require ,no further description or illustration herein. The reconstruction of the register in the present case, however, permits the resetting mechanism to be simplified somewhat and such mechanism will therefore be described briefly.

The trip-shaft L has a bearing at c2 in the cap A', in which it is capable of both longitudinal movement and rotation, and it is provided on its outer end with a knurled knob Z outside of the case, by which it can be moved longitudinally and rotated when it is desired to reset the trip register to Zero, and at its inner end it has a head Z to cooperate with a spring retaining ring Z2, to retain the trip shaft in either of its positions. The shaft has mounted thereon a clutch member K which is engaged withthe first index ring H of the trip register so as to rotate therewith but to have capacity for relative longitudinal movement, through a spline which engages a slot in the flange /LJ of the gear HG. The clutch member K is adapted to cooperate with the transmission gear, as described in said Letters Patent No. (376,519, and, as also described in said Letters Patent, is provided with a driving tooth Z152, so that when the clutch member K is moved into position for resetting it is disengaged from the transmission gears and is engaged with the second index ring of the trip register so that both the first and the second index rings may be rotated together.

fn order to more effectively exclude dust from the bearing of the trip shaft L and also to cover the trip knob Z, so that it will be less likely to be tampered with, the trip knob which, in normal position, is located in a recess c3 in the raised central portion at of the cap A, is provided with a cover a5. As shown in Figs. 3, 4L and 5 the cover a is formed with flanges a which lap the sides of the boss or raised portion at and cover the open sides of the recess a therein. A Y

pivot pin, as at al, is passed through the end portions of the fianges a which straddle the outer portion of the boss at and in the inner portion of the boss at, as at as, are located detent pins of ordinary construction to cooperate with the extended side flanges or spring arms of the cover to hold the cover in its closed position against accidental displacement, the cover being further provided, as at a0, with a lip by which it can be 1eadily tilted to uncover the trip knob. rllhe recess a3 in the raised central portion or base at extends from side to side so that when the cover Z5 is raised, the knob can be grasped readily to be pulled out, weile the flanges of the cover protect the knob and exclude dust when the cover is closed.

lin the driving mechanism shown in Fi (i and 7, through which motion is transmitted from the shaft Bv to the first index ring, the stationary member, which is affixed to the cap rr, is shown as an internal toothed gear. Obviously suoli member may be otherwise formed, as shown in Figs. 9 and 10, in which figures are shown such portions of a single register as are necessary to enable the modification to be understood. In this construction the case A, the cap A, and the actuating shaft B correspond in function and substantially in structure to the like parts of the construction shown in Figs. 6 and 'l'. rfhe stationary member om consists of a pin or stud formed or fixed on the inner face of the cap A and entering loosely a slot g in the gear g which is mounted, as before, on an eccentric F on the actuating shaft B and meshes with an internal gear ZZ on thefirst index ring H. The gear g is therefore held from rotation about its own axis but has the necessary freedom of movement to accommodate the movements ofthe eccentric F and, being in mesh with the gear 7L, compels the slow rotation thereof about its own axis.

In the further modification shown in Figs. 11 and 12, the case A and the cap A are arranged substantially as before, While the actuating shaft B assumed to have an oscillating movement. The driving mechanism in this case comprises an internal ratchet h1 formed on the first index ring H, spring-pressed paWls g2 mounted on a disk g3 on the shaft B and engaging the ratchet h1" and stationary or holding paWls gt, similar to the pawls g2, and also spring-pressed, mounted on a cap A and engaging the ratchet IL10. This arrangement permits both sets of pavvls and springs to be more readily accessible for assembling than if one set Were placed beneath the other as would be necessary if the stationary pawls were attached to a ring supporting hub, such as is shown in said Letters Patent No. 676,519.

Various other modifications Will readily suggest themselves in view of the foregoing and the invention, therefore, is not re` stricted to the precise'details shown and described herein.

I claim as my invention:

1. In a register the combination of a case, a cap, an index ring supported Within the case, an actuating shaft, and driving mechanism, comprising a stationary member on the cap and a movable member carried by the actuating shaft and in operative engagement With the driving mechanism.

2. In a register the combination of a case, a cap, an index ring supported Within the case, an actuating shaft, and driving mechanism, comprising an eccentric carried by the actuating shaft, a gear mounted on the eccentric and engaging the index ring and a stationary member on t-he cap and engaging said gear.

3. In a register the combination of a case, a cap, an index ring supported Within the case, an actuating shaft, an eccentric mounted on the actuating shaft, a double gear mounted on the eccentric having one part in operative engagement With the index ring and a stationary internal gear on the cap and engaging the other part of said double gear.

4. In a register the combination of a case having a supporting hub, a cap therefor, an actuating shaft mounted concentricallyin the case, a. plate securedto the hub and having a central projecting hub, a flanged sleeve mounted on said projecting hub, an index ring having a bearing on said iianged sleeve, and driving mechanism, comprising an eccentric on the shaft, a gear mounted on the eccentric and engaging the first index ring and a stationary member on the cap and engaging said gear.

5. In a register, comprising a totalizing register and a trip register, the combination of a case, a cap having a boss, a trip shaft movable longitudinally and having a trip knob, and a cap having side flanges and pivoted on the boss and covering the trip knob.

6. In a register, comprising a totalizing register and a trip register, the combination of a case, a cap having a boss with a recess and detent pins, a trip shaft movable longitudinally and having a trip knob, and a cover pivoted on the boss and having side flanges to straddle the boss and coperate with the detent pins and covering the trip knob.

7. In a register, comprising a totalizing register and a trip register, the combination of a case, a cap for the case having a boss with a recess extended from side to side, a trip shaft movable longitudinally and having a trip knob loca-ted normally in said recess and a cap pivoted on the boss and having side flanges to straddle the same and covering said trip knob.

This specification signed and witnessed -this 7th day of July A. D., 1910.

CURTIS HUSSEY VERDER.

Signed in the presence of- CHARLES A. RoRsBnRG, E. BARBIE SMITH.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ive cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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