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US1053513A US58518810A US1910585188A US1053513A US 1053513 A US1053513 A US 1053513A US 58518810 A US58518810 A US 58518810A US 1910585188 A US1910585188 A US 1910585188A US 1053513 A US1053513 A US 1053513A
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APPLIGATION FILED 00124, 1910 lyls Patented m. 18, 1913 8 SHEETS-SHEET l.
Pasente Feb. 18, 1.91.3
F. AR. IMI-10F.
1,053,513. Patented Feb. 1S, 1913.
Patented Feb. 18, 1913.
6 e 0.5 We No, w J mm @a F. R. IMHOF.
Patented Feb. 18, 1913.
F. R. IMHO?.
Brooklyn and State of New lo printingnieters substantially entren erases FREDERICK IR. IMHOF, 03F 'NEW YGRK, N. LjASf-SIGNUE '.it) FST l-.IQCK BIGSTER Gt.,
Application filed Qctober e, 1.910.
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Serial lilo. 535,3955.
To all ywhom 'it muy concern Be it known that I, Fnnnnnroxr E. leaner. a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of .New York. in the borough of York, have invented certain new and useful improve ments in Taximeters, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to 'registering and and more particularly to -ineters of the type described inthe applic-a tion of Truman lll. Post, Serial No. 545,820, filed February 25, 191.0. Meters of this type are adapted to be carried by vehicles, such for example, as taxicabs; and a passen- ,fier in a `vehicle so equipped is assured that he will not be overcharged 'lor the distance which he may have traveled or the 'time for which lie has maintained such Vehicle at his isposition. The apparatus, further prevents imposition upon the taxirneter coinpany by its employees. The device is de signed to accurately register the distance travers/ed upon4 suitable dials. it is also provided with means whereby When a yehiole is held at the disposition ot a passenger. a charge will be registered against him which shall be proportional to the time which the vehicle remains motionless, or motionless, Further, the mechanism is provided with means whereby when the passenger leaves the vehicle and arranges with the chautlieur to settle for the same.I the mechanism will print and cut a ticket accurately determining the amount of fare and extras due the company; thus not leaving it optional tothe chautleur, who very frequently, especially when the vehicle is in a badly light-ed street, is enabled to overcharge a passenger who cannot plainly see the taxineter dials. The mechanism is further arranged to record permanently each individual transaction and to store such record Wit-hin its. casino. VBy preventinar its einployeesfroin defending' passed fers. the' company assures itself ot' an in creased use of its vehicles and is at all finies enabled accurately to chef-,lr its chant"- eurs or drivers. Y
The present application relates more. especially to Certain iniprovedl arrangements of parts in mechanisms or" the type in question whereby reading of the dials is taeiitated; the baggage dial being now disposed adjacent vthe money dials, The arrangel g l nient of the parts actuatino)` these dials has been materially improved; reducing friction and simplifying and rendering more positive in. action the construction employed. Further. nicans have been provided whereby said parts now operatesrnoothly; and tree doni from jars, due to the former too sudden and violent action of the spring actuated parts. is secured.
@ther objects of the invention will be hereinafter i'irth and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims. i
ln the drawings which torni part hereof: Figure l a -front elevation oit the apparatus with the easing removed. Fig. 2 is a side. View showing' the driving spindle and Worin. 3 a view of the opposite side of the apparatus. showing the type wheels. Fig. i is rear elevation; the actun a ing parts being shown in their normal or resting` position.A Fig. is a View showing; such parts in operating1 position. Figi'. t3 is a. section talren on line Vlw-Vl of Fig. Fig. 't'v is a detail section 'taken on line Vil- VH of Fig. lt). hereinafter referred to. Fig. 8 is a similar section taken on line Vlli-Vlll of said Fig. l0. Fier. 9 is a similar section taken on line lli-llt oi 10. Fig. l() is a 'vertical detail section. taken on the axis oi thedials. Fig. ll is a detail section taken on line Eil-Xl of l*1 in: l0, said line corresponding' to line 'iXi-liti aforesaid; the section in Fig'. ll` however. beine viewed ol'ipositely to that in Fie'. i). as indicated by the arrows. is a detail of the platen and platen oar; the platen bein;T shown in section: afi section being taken on line Xll#Xll of Fia'. 6. Fig. i3 is a detail o' the ticket chopping: mechanism as viewed in a section taken on line Xiti Kill of Fig. 6. roll actuating mechanism. Fig. l5 is a detail of the counter mechanism. Fig. 1G is a diagrammatic representation of a vehicle with my device in position thereon. Dri/ving mcctansmilie mechanism is driven troni a spindle l which is preferably, although not. necessarily. driven in turn from a Flexible. shalt 'l' of the type ordinarily employed to drive meters used upon automobiles and like 'vehicles The spindle l is suitably iournaled in cross-bars and 3 and in brackets l and 5 carried by the side walls of the traine. llpon the upper cud of spindle l is a Worm' tl.
Fig; lll is a detail oi the which .in turn drives chineu The, teeth of` with these of :i Wheci um 8 is inf#f designated the cu n camini@ .f A aftci set faith; mi ai; thc ottici cnf@ of this drum is zi comcspondingiy oi'mcf; mtchctJ lf2, Wnich also is .l iinncntiy iifineci thoi'otc. A wheel 13 is iocsctji mounted upon cani shaft Ti, zx' d n ALing pressed pnwi l- Which is pivotcfi thc-reto; Said pmvl hcing pressed by a spying into engagement with ratchet 1Q. is tn hc obsnrveci that c to whcci thc direction of engagement oit" the paws with their rcspectivc rzitchcts is such that both whcci Z anti whcei may be heid staifshatt. is rota/rect clockthc *icm* ot the mationaiy While thc cam Wise :1S viewed trom which Whcci 13 being; trircn by the Chickworin and hcnec 'the ririim--caificd ratchet l2 Wiii, by rot-ating); hinter than wheel i3.; cuusc thc pawi 11i thei'eo to stip over scifi ratchet. in gczclfii thcic't'm'c it may be Stated, 'that the shaft '1i Witt hc (ii-ivan either tifom tno sninctic or ficzn the, dock springs, depending on whcthci' or not the spindic is 'otfiting; above. a prcdctermincd sipped.
The Cain Shiti l czufiics n cum 1G Upon the reni' and thsicot which is adapted to operate thi oscilintoy hczinl 17 once m cvelv revolution of thc Qhn'tt. Room 17 is piotcti to thc icui' 'all i8 of the mechanism frame, the trout wail of which has been designutcd 19. the cxticn'iity Q0 ot hmm l? iS no1'- nmiiy piesscd against the Smi'nce oi" they Cum by si Spring Qi. und whcn the point 22 of tim cani hns ndvonccd tim/'omi thc oxtremitv if thc @mit hcfirn is' abruptly dispinccd thereby cicctS thc (tiniaccmcni m'' thc Q23 which is pivotcd to the ottici' cxtv of Soni. benin. The pani QS han on chliqueiy downward acicss thc surface ci plate 18;-hcing preferably cisct, in Order to nnss under cam it. tod or iink 2G is pivotaiy connectcfi at 2"? 4to a, icvci which i5 in turn pivotcti to pinto Bcyond thc pijvct 2? is .attached a Spying; 29 which is normatif; under tension and; fmther cnf?, cf which is Secured tc plata 1S.
Returning now tc thc pcwi an extansion 30 thereof has scoured to its cin i: spring 3l, which is fastened tothe hoiiy of thc hcnin 17 adjacent,y thc pivotal pointthereot. Spring 31 hence no'mfiiiy affectsj the engagement of paw 23 with n ratchet 32; anti said ratchet is icnsciy pivote@ Upon i spindle The body of this i'atchnt i5 provided with :in ai-cuate slot Exten@ ing into this slot is zi pin 35 which is cured to a ratchet, Wheel 36; the hitter be ingr permanently uixed 'to the. spimic 33 A springr 37 is sccured the rear of the ratchet anti the. other en@ o sai-5E, spying is in like manner secured t@ thc time ci whcei anc?! ncrmaiiy tcns to hold int-chat with respect to pin in th@ posit-inn shown in Fig. Locking pawis :m6, pivotcd tc thc. 'piste i8, prcvcnt backward movemcnt nf the mtchcts 32 and 36. A projection 40 on the other arm of lever 25, serves to disengage pawi 38 from itS ratchet- 1When the cam i6 icleises thc hcam l1", thc
paw] cmricci aty the eftyemity of the hit,- ter, nuits the ratchet, 3Q around :i predetermined distance; anti in ortie? to ica-sen the shock chic to the nhmpt, action of the sprin EL it hns been found desirable to provide a, tinic-ecment mechanism 0i' cscapcincnt in '-nnncction with Said The extremity Q0 of said hcmn is hence cxtcmtcfi hitciaitv to form nn arcnatc rack.. which engages with n Smil* Whect 41: the ftzittat' being in mesh with a pinion 4t2 'formed intcgiai with ratchet Whcei 43, pivcted :it 4b;- to the wail@ of :f1 suitable casing 45. n escapcmcnt-it engages with the iatchat, A in the usual nmnncr: so that the jcihing action of thc Spring' 2 is materially icducc and thc movement ot' thc hmm operated parts renftcrc smooth 'Quid regulan'.
Pivoteci :it 47 to the plate 1S, nfijaccn-tY thc pivotal point t7 of thc benin 17 if; A Snmicwhat trinng'liimiy shapcti hitch 47, one extrcniity ci which engafrcahic with the under Surface ot said hcnm. to prevent actuF ntion thci'cot. This hitch i@ normniiy hohi .in its iociinfz' position, 'ny :i iight, S'piing 48 one end nt which is secured t0 phitc ttl.
Tn oox'icsinon'dingi4 fashion :i pair (if gimen rinsed Springs 4H :inf-i '49 normniy tend to hoh? pnw'ts and 39 in engngcmcnt, .with thcir i'csi'iectivc mtchcts.
hn shaft or spindc 33 carries thei'con a' gem' Wheel 50, which engages; a pinion 5l,
' in t0, is a somewhat. sin'ii 'piroted upon pitite l5). iThis pinion in turn intcrineshes with a lslcar. 52 which is loosely mounted upon a fixed shaft 53. lloosely mounted on shaft B is a numbered printing or type uheel 54 upon the tace. ot which are nunihered consecutively the figures l0. Qt), SL ete.. designating' cents. These type nunihers rangijineY from 00 to 9() are spaced around substantially over one-halt Ot" the face ot whe'ei 53; while cttrrcsponding?T figures are positioned diainetrically opposite those aooi'e referred to. around the other halt of said wheel; such figures heine` preterahly recessed and blackened to torni the readahlc ntnnerals. rthe type are of course formed in reverse so as to nrintpropcrliv and the record strip hereinafter referred to is adapted to he. pressed against the tace of wheel and the others ot like character hereafter described. By thus placing the type and vistiai symbols upon the same member it. is absolutely impossihle for the mechanism 'to heroine. so disarrangzed that it might te print-ing one ,numeral and exposing another tl'irong'h the sight hote in the casing.
The type wheel -tis normally adapted'to, singularly advance one step at a time; such advance being due te an esciltation ot' the heam 17. The relatirelir abruptmovement et said beam, under the infiuence of its spring 21 urges the ratchet 3Q around a predetermined distance, which movement, by reason ot the engagement of pin with the end. in the manner shown in Figs. t and 5, of slot 3st rotates ratchet 3G and thereby the spindie 33. Gear carries a ratchet which is in engagement with a nav/l 57,
- as the pawt and ratchet arrangement gust either at two notches tt-G2 .son ot this ccnstructiotn as indicated in Fig. 3. Stephy ste countenclocltwisc movement viewe.. from the rear of the machine) of gear 52 hence advances wheel 5t step by stepql in the inanner shore stated.
To the letty of type Wheel 5t, as viewed lar wheel which is shown in elevation in Fig. 8; and
descrihcd is substantially the saine tor both Wheels. as also tor others hereinafter described. one deseriptioiL will sutlice for ait. hiwl 5T is pivoted to the sid-c of the type Wheei and haslan arni outrv'ardj,7 extend-- inga therefrom` l'eyond the tace ot said wheel. sin' n); tit) is aiso carried hy said "Wheel, said spring," having` at' the "treecnd thereof a detent which adapted to enin the outer tace ot the paal. Notch tti is preterahly rcaru'rn'dly disposed with respect 'to the axis ot the tirant` whiley notch h2 is correspondingly imwartlly disposed. tij. reathc pau'l `will re# niain in operative engagement with its ratchet when once so disposethI until torce is applied to the arm 5S) to urgzje the pawl @a away troni the ratchet, said pawt thereai'terA "and vremainingr out of engagement untii the arm 5S) is positively moved in the opposite. direction. i
Pawl 5?., heilig in engagement with ratchet 56, will advance the type wheel coiinter-clockwise, until said pawl is dis' posed in the position indicated in dotted lines in Fig. Stfa'hen the arm 50 engages a cross-har (33, 'which raises the pawl and trees wheel et from its connection with ratchet. t spring (ist then aids in'retnrning the type wheel to its initiai position and in so doingI causes the arm 5 9, which is carried around hy said Wheel. to impinge against a stop har (35 which extends between plates t8 and if), as shown in Fig. 3. This resets the oawl and the outer side of the wheei will thereafter again upwardly adn 'ance step by stei as liet'ore. A stop pin titi is provided for 1iin'iiting the movement ot the pawl.
The letthand side of wheei Ut. as viewed in ti'ig. i0, hears against a thin plate or dist: t3? which is tast upon the spindle or shaft A. sinall screw 8 ,may he .used a means tor securing; disk 62X, the screw oeing` somewhat. ohiiqncly disposed as shown. rthe periphery oft' 'this dish isnetched at 6), als sho'a'n in Figa 7, and this disk is of such diameter that spring pressed 'pawl "to which -istpivoted to the face of Wheel 5l, will ride normally around the edge oi. the disk and thereby he hel/d out o engagement with a ratchet 71e inail the notch titl is encountered. The patri 'Y0 is then pressed h v its spring against its ratchet, and wheei and such ratchet `there-atiter more together tot' a short (,listance. This engagement of pawl 7() and its ratchet oniy occurs duringthe last. step of wheel 5t, namely` iIadVanciitg from 90 cents to 551.00 as indicated hy the characters on said Wheel. The ratchet 71 is tixedtv united to its accompanying ratchets't hy screws or the like. This ratchet tio-acts with Wheel 555 in the manner above described and hence said 'Wheel will he advanced step hf.' step and will he automatically rettnned to 0 eiery tenth sten in the same manner as wheel 5a; out will. onl)7 so advance once for every ten stepsot the latter Ywheel. Type wheel 58 is arranged with lio-th raised and recessed digits ranging from (t to stantiallyv in correspondence with wheel 5t. A second stationary disk 72 is disposed ad-- jacent wheel 58 and a similar paal and ratchet arrzingt-nientV enables this wheel to in turn drive the third type Wheel "IC-t, which is similar to wheel 58 and records tens of dollars. livotally mounted upon a crossrod Tet are two relatiretiY lone: mais T5 To which cooperate with the ratchets 7l ot' wheels and T3, to prevent any ret.- t-ograde movement thereof These oawls each provided with a spring; 7T which hears against a cross-har filet the trame.
The iin- 3@ Lype wheeifs enniiie iihe mechanism o 119 'Pier up to 5309.90; anni :we prisi- *fiv nini :im raie in action.
Rsfmiing .ii 'to Fi L in Cross-bm* G3 iimfi shown pi' .xizibiy Usimpc\i, the righi said@ 0i' iegof fha U ext/ending around. iii@ pini@ L Si :1nd being pinned i@ cap 79 iviiivii in inminmi upon The end of iii@ iied sinii 53. The ioi ing); of the mir 553 is correspondingly secured iiefwen .0. sleeve 80 :i pinion Si which im i'cvoiubiy mounb ed upon the other extiimiiy of Shaft When the pinion 8l is ioaed by its wick 82 in die manner ireinzifiw described, the bar i325 is swung aound from iis boioi'n position up intr) engagemen with the edges of plates 18 and. 19., :is shown in Fig, 5.
Referring now o the parts illust-rated in Figs. 4;, 5 .find G, si master iever Sri is p'nvm @ted to a siiai, 85, which is lieni'naied in 'plaies 1S und 19. This Siiaf is ope'abie by infmn of arms 8G which pinne 0r @thai-- wise Seemd i'reino, and are spaced from 'auch eine@ at @he innf ends ilereof by :i sis/Eje 8'? (Fig. 6) andai their ou'faf @nais by l Hamas-Tod 238. 88 is iranisveseifl zipeifzimd foi' iihe recepiien of die facili/.fasi and 89 0f a md 90; and iis ends are provided with innnions Qi which ae jcmnaiei 'in the i'espiective arms 86. "Ehe foi-Ward ontei axtemiy of shaft 85 is preemiiiy squared and, mairies an aim 92, which proviced with fi puaiify of pin hoias. so as to permi' 01' :same adjiisiimeni; 013: the strik@ 0f the siotefrmi 14 which caiis the mick 82 abovs zefz'rad i0. i inil; unites h@ einer exemity imagini lever Slito seg manifil crank pini@ The iowei." come? 98 'shia emilia piziiie, agziinsn tim `extended Mm m5 iz-:vair 53 when the saisi plate is m its fieswnmofs piisibion; 'the Spun@ 39' being; piacec under tension; and through the o" .fmgagemen 'with mtcha The @mi dif" L FQ" 9i) ..0 r e pmx/is, siiiwing them' :fidi im@ engagimm with' saiii ratchet. The swam?. o?? ik@ advance of die grani: @Ms :is h@ dismissing of hitch '57, since che fofwad @mi 99 of said pinta en* zii-a iswei arm of ih@ trizmguiziriy eihapefi hitch and iofies the saine around, and ici/3,593 ih@ @sciiifioiy beam i? s@ iinit 'w eva y rei/nlnion of the @um shaft 11 i beam wiil ociiiai'@ On bziif.' and forth. iam-zii @ne oi these @scilifiions ei'evis an ad Vance of ratchet uns step, and tile Suid ifaiciiei: in him, by means of the, 5min m" gears nfmreszid, advances the iype wheels. The continued zifivanm of in crank pinta t0 ik@ Pmi, -Uf iis throw Causes :i paw] 100.y which is; invoniiy mounmi thereon, to en- Jge one mi' [iw imii iaichet teeth 101 upon this, piziipiiry 0i' :i mw; diail; 102. PaW-lOO with tim. s 01:' n spring n@ cani 'i fins from a icket siip. mh@ anni fiiciionaiiy held zigi'nsi, ,iiiaia placement by bowed Springs springs being heid unrei' tension L Ji0?) mmmted on he Cam-Plak Tivat-@iii iivoialiy sec'ized it i0?" w mi' @am pint@ 102. is ss. link if the? and of siii ini is in a Crank aim 100. This L mounied on spinfii@ 33, anzi caiffins if. A presa@ pawi il!) Wilieil is i e ggernen with t'm iraiizitie'; rmi presed inward pian: imams timmy i miciiet 36 is aim/'imc Spondinp; i0 by ii naiiiiy 'be advnifie if tim if?, in* in @i suscssi've @n.wrfem Lorrains to eiliect the movements of the various parts above described., it sin'iultaneously raises the arm 92. The rod 91 slotted connection with this arm, is not. immediately driven upwardly, the pin 11 traversins the slot 11:2 :freely until itencounters the upper end ot' said slot. Thereafter rod through the instrumentality of its rack 89., rotates the pinion 81 and therehy the cross-bar- The cross-bar moves to its uppermost position and henoe the upward advance of the paWl arms 59, due to the step hy step motion oi: the type ivheels, will not be impeded until this har is encountered at the ends ot' their respective upward travels. The slotted connection is provided so that this rotation ot thel cross-har in either direction .may he relatively quite abrupt. lWhen the shaft is reversely rotated, the crossehar is urged downwardly and frees all of Jthe pawls 5? from their ratohets, no matter where they may happen to be disposed, provided that they, or any one of them. have started on their upward course. The pavvls thereafter reset themselves rloy 'the impingement of their arms T9 against the lower stop bar 65.
The rat-lr` may ie held to its engagement with pinion 91h); any suitable means.I such as the roller 11?), or spring 11d, or both.
.rz'nny/ mee/zanimm-liet us now -con- Sider the printing mechanisn'i, referringT to l and (i, wherein is shown a Withdrawahle or removable reel-plate 115 oi? somewhatirregular contour and mounted upon which the reels 116 and 117, respectively designating the receiving or driving reel and the supply or driven reel.. The supply reel 11T carries Wrapped together thereon two strips ot paper 118 and 119 and :in inked or Carbon rihlion 120. The thin transparent strip o't paper 119 is outermost and together with the inked riohon 120 passes in sucresion over the guide plates 121 and 1.2.2 and is thereafter Wound upon reel 1.113. The paper strip 115 passes along;f together with the ribhon 12() over the guide plate. 121. hut paris company' with the ribbon and strip 119 at point 123. from uf'hence it travels flown tl'uoirlh a narrow channel 124i formed liy the respective lient ends oit the guide plates. The loivermost eudfll of guide plate 121 is up-turned in order to direct the strip ot' paper leaving' the channel 124 toward 'the mouth of a channel 125i formed by guides 12T and 12o, which serve to dir-ect l'iie'l'ui'per or tieli'et. as it has become by this time. in the maiiueir hereinafter to be flesoribed. through Lua slot 12S) down into the cylindrical linger box 130. The respective guide plates are all seuired at their lowermost edges, (as viewed in ill to the reel plate '115. narrow spring 131 normally prevents excessive movement oit reel 11T hy engaging' the lower liant-fre thereoiifand both by reason of its of the reels are removable from their respective stems 132 and 133. The reels are of any ordinary construction, bein-g` provided with flanges 13stwhereby to hold the paper strips and ribbon in position thereon. TWO apertures are provided in the reel plate, one designated 135 for the reception of a platen `bar to be hereinafter described, and the aperture in plate 139, thereby'afording the ineens of. clamping the reel lto the shaft. The remaining reel spindle 117 is adapted to i he mounted upon a fixed spindle 1h10, which is secured in any suitable manner to plate 18, as for example by rivetin. The reel plate 115 with the reels thereon is readily removable from the aperture 1411 which .is privided in plate 19. 1t is desirable that a casing or hon 142 he fitted into the space loetween the plates 18 andl) through aperture 1li, thereby laterally inclosing alLSi-des of the reel cavity so formed save Where the type Wheels project through at. 143.
let'erring now to Figs. 4 and 5, the cam plate is there shown as being provided With a cylindricalr projection 141 upon the outer tare thereof, and the said cylinder is notched upon its exposed edge to provide tour symmetrical cams 145,` Pivoted to a bracket 146, which Ais secured to vplate 18 adjacent to cam plate 102, is a. platen belllever 11T, an end 118 which is bent Sulostantially at right angles to the body oil the lever for engagement `Wit-h cams 145. Bell-lever 1217 is further` provided with n'ieans, such as a pin 145), upon its remaining arm t'or engagement. with springs 150,' hy means of which the o'tl'set end is normally held in engagement With cam cylinder 144. An arm 151 of the hell-lever extends laterally into the pocket formed by .casing 142 and forms the lilaten han' 'lhe platen bar 15.1 preferably carries a resilientlv and. somewhat tlexibly mounted platen 155i; screws 153 holding the platen in position ou its bar, While the spring 154. serves to resiliently sp..ce it therefrom.
While the master lcv 84 is being Withdrawn, which is done wl en the )')assenger is leaving the vehicle and desires to know the amount oi" his fare, the cam plate 102 is rotated as hereiinibove described, and the initial n'ioveinent thereof' withdraws the particular cani 111-5 with wi'iieh' extension 1118 happens to be in engagement, out o suoli engagement, and the pieten is abruptly displaced lay the action of its spring 15G; es the result of 'which the pleiten ber snaps sharply up against the peper strip which has been unrceled from reei 11i" and thereby presses portions o seid strip against the inked ribbon 120 which in turn is pressed against strip 119, and the letter egeinst the particular numerals upon the type vWheels which, happen to be opposite' the pieten bei.' et that mothe pieten extension adjacent the sharp de? olivi-ty o?? the cern, ready for the next print- .ing operetionb 'The return of the master lever to its innermost positioin which is designed to be ydone when the Vehicle is next occupied, engages pewl 100 with the next toot-h lOL lt will thus be seen that o. ticket. is printed for the passenger and simultaneouslyen identical record is made upon strip 119, which is, obviously, wound up in turn upon reel 116 to loe reviewed loy the book keeper of the 'Vehicle company after the reel has been removed 'from its spindle by the companys agent. The impressions made upon strip 119 are in reverse, but the strip is mede thin translucent' and such impressions may hence he easily reed iluougli from the other side of the strip.
(lutti/ng o/f deoce..-The bracket 146 is preferably lJ-shfiped and upon the erm oyposite that on which 'the pieten lever is pivoted is e similarly mounted knife. lever which is also substantially i sl1eped, und is provided with u lug 15o-which consl'itutes en extension of lhe blade 15G, seid lug be- 1 pivoted lo the reuminiug knife 1ole-de 195 ut 158. Blade 157 1s eihxed to the remaining arm 155) of bracket. i sijn-ring; ErF/l is attached to knife blade 156, and ehe other extremity of this spring is secured. to plete 1S; houce the blades will normally tend to he closed. The shorter erm 161, which is l'iruily ailixed to knife 15G and eX- tcuds substantially at right angles thereto is recessed at 'the tree extren'ii'tjyv 162 thereof ,toiengugj'emeut with the surface of come 1115. 'if he :lotion of such como upon the erm. 161 is slightly tlilierent from 'their action 'up-ou the platen lever :um lill.; in that when the master lever is in withdrevi'n pointiem,` the 161 is dispos-ed in its innermost 'glositions es 3, end the parts are so proportioned es to elfi-ect one now he severed. Just als the muster lei/er reaches the enti of its outward throw;V and also lust :is the peper hes ceased to advance under the action, of the mechanism to 'be hereinafter described, the blade 15G is ectueted by its spring and sevevs e, ticket from the paper strip. This ticket drops down into the inger loox 13() from Wl'ienee it is adapted to berei'nove?l by the lingers of the operator.
iee' control'ing medion/sm.-l)ositioned upon the outer side ol plate 1S is a. crank disk 163 which is looselyY mounted upon the projecting extremity of shaft This shaft is journuled iu pluie 18 and in the erm 164. oi un Lshaped bracket 1651 This brochet secured in :my suitable manner adj-acentthe o plete 18, and the crank disk 163 is mounted between arm 1611, and plate 18. A spring 166, one end of which is secured to the crunk disk, und the other end ol which is secured to plate 18, normelly tends to retain seid disk in suoli position that pin lo? which extends through. seid crank disk is eno'eeed lo 1 the i a v zum 1yr/2f. Cmnldislr carries upon its under surface esprimi; pressedpaufl 1687 wliichengeges e retcl'iet 145), the latter being secured to shaft. 155'?, e the creol( dist is i'otuted clockwise, es viewed lei, the shaft 13? will ee eorrespondinvly rotated,
While second spi pressed puwl 120 which is .secui'ed to pi 1S, prevents a ret rograde motion of ratchet 13) when the crunk dish' rotates countercl eliwise. Fivotcd io plete 18, atvoueeide oi? the oreille; disk, is un oiiset lever 171, tue free end' of which ioru'ietl into tooth :talented to engage any one o which outfwei'di7 :51' mi com dish 102;
seul pins being; positioned adjacent the muil tooth le@ of iiie stroltc. oii the icver und also immediately prior to. the release of lmiie' honesta lever 161. As shaft 'lft is in engagement with the outer plate of the reel 116,' it is evi-- of the master lever, and as its movement is 'in 1, until the arm discontinued just prior to the operating of the linitc, the paper strip will he stationary at the moment: when the. ticket-is severed therefrom.
In concluding' the description of the reel mcchaniani, attention is especially directed to the compact, arrangement ot parts upon there-el plate and to the convenient position ing of the ree-ls with respect to the platen and knives. No particular adjustment of the reels or strips is necessary, it. 1:being1 suf-- icicntl to merely slip the plate with the rolls in place thereon down into the reel pocket and the platen and lrni't'e blades are so disposed with respect. to the strips as to properly perform their functions.
It stop pin 175 secured in plate 18, limits the outward throw of the master lever bv engaging the edge of the crank plate, whiie the inner thrcrwot' said lever is limited hy the enga,germentI ot' a projecting' lanlt 17h ot' said crank plate with a stop pin 177; so that the reels and other' parts ot' the device may inno case he. moved more than the proper amount.
illccrf/'n-i-sm for# registering metros-Referring to Fig-gs. 1 and l0, the cap 7i), previously described as heinrilocated upon the end ol" the ed shaft 5B, is provided with a tt-shaped arm or hook 178 which extends around a wing' Mtl oi the platelt); said-plate being arcuately slotted at 18S and 181 to zu`-conninal:ite respectively the arm 179 and cross-har h3, The arm 178 serres to retain the cap Til in position upon/the projecting extremity ot the tired shait; the cap being :truely revolnhle. thereuponM Cap 'T9 is reduced in diameter at l'lil to afford a .seat tor a grooved idler 181'; atlesinle helical spring 1932 riding in the ,groove ot the idler and serving: to balance the upward thrust. upon the cross-har (SI1. when the latter is actin led hy rack trl. fi. collar 183, spaces the idler l'ioin the adinet-nt leo; oi har o3; the cap' being further reduced at itil; to engage with .said hanand hein;r threaded at its outer eX- trmnity, which pr 'trudes tlnrough the casing 185,V ttor engagement with a thumh nut 813; the nut being' also, preteralflly, pinned to the threaded extremity.
Bv turningl nut 186, clockwise as viewed 178 encounters the a spring pressed pawl 188 10 and 11) advances a This ratchet is loosely or revolubly mounted on shatt 53, and'is lixcdly secured to a second ratz-het 190. The, latter is disposed tor engagement `with one of the pawls 5T which is carried oy an extras dial or type Wheel 191', said type stop pin 187, (shown in Figs. ratchet 1519. one, step.
Vtras handle or nut;
Wheel being loosely mounted on shaft and being ot1 the saine diameter as wheels 5t, 58 and T?) above described. Type Wheel 191 is preferably spaced from wheel 5l hy a Washer or collar '192. v
rlhe ratchety 18S) is prevented from retrograde movement` at any time` by the spring; pressed pand 193, which is piioted to the wall ol plate 19. A rflic type Wheel 191 is prete ably faceted, asindicated in Fig. A3, and has raised or printing digits ranging; from D to 5, spaced around on one halt of its facets, and corresponding painted or readable digits upon 'the other halt of the Wheel tace; the Wheel hence being adapted. to register Yup to tire trunks or haus, which is about all that a vehicle would reasonably he expected to carry. The tariti' for eac-ila piece. of luggage may loe Qt) cents. l therefore the, passenger places two bags or trunks on the vehicle, the driver or Chauffeur 'will turn the handle or nut 186 twice, releasingu it before each successive turn, which will ad rance the extras dial to 2, indicating two pieces of luggage, or an extra charge ot lt() cents. A stop 193 limits the movement of Wheel 191 by its engagement. with, a lugl 194 carried by said Wheel.
By reason of the tact', that the extras dial is notY in any Way connected with the money dials, itis impossible to tamper" with thelatter through the instrumentality of the en and yet as all of the dials are in alinement, the slip or ticket may be` printed with a record of every charge made against the passenger.
lt is ohviouspo'i course, that any charac ters desiree1 heplaced upon the extras wheel; tor example, instead ot the numerals 1, 2, etc. which have been chose for simplicity ot illustratiornsaid wheel he made' t0 print +20; -l.40; etc. The printed ticket would in such case register, let. us say, EAS-i-AO.
(,lmdwwoNafew words should be devoted to the clock-Work which by reason ot its special construction is particularly adapted to the mechanism to which this application relates. One ot the essential require-- ments in a tasimeter. is lightness, since-hy reason ot the tact that the meter is usually carried upon the "front wall of the vehicle and since thc vehicleV is subjected to relatively severe. vvibration, and said Wall might he injured it the Weight of The meter must also loe/o minimum size and hence it is imperative that the dimensions ot' the clock-Work must he kept as small as possible, While such mechanism must he quite powerfully actuated or driven. The clock-Work shown in Fig. 6, is compact and yet powerful, being driven by a plurality of springs 19e- 195 which co-act.` to drivethe cam 16 in the manner above described. A' further elementof the meter Werelos rae
messia power, a pieten ectnabie by said ratebeted part, a recorffiing Wheei, and whereby said Wheel is actuated by the movement of said member comp.' g a, movable eiement and a cooperating time element mechanism for retarding the action of such element.
i. iii fare recording; apparatus Ac'on'iprisinggP a 'master iever, a 'ratcheted part operable thereby, cani driven by power, a platen actiiabie by said ratcheted part, a recording Wheel, means for advancingjv said 'Wheel com` prisinr,f an oscillatable element and a cooperatinatime element mechanism for re-V a movement or said oscillatable member.
et. i vehicle fare recording apparatus comprising a cani, iiieiinsior driving said cani proportionate to the speed ci: the vehicle, recording Wheel, intermediate mecha iiisni including` a movable member for drivA ing said Wheel from said cam and coperatiiig time element means for retarding a movement of said movable member.
in a vehicle fare recordingn apparatus, a plnraiity of type' carrying members disposed in aiinement, a platen cooperating' therewith for effecting the impression of symbois upon material having a surface adapted to receive such impression, mechanism :tor automatically advancing one of said members, said'inechanism including an oscillatable member, and mechanisnrfm advancin another ci? said type-carrying ineinbers to indicate an entra charge, the material being recorded thereon the advance ot' all of the said members and the extra charge being separately indicated thereon, and time element means for retaining a moveient of one oit' said members.
6. in a vehicie fare recording apparatus, alind type carrying; members, an oscillatahiy mounted pieten. cooperating therewith 'i'or effecting the impression oi2 symbols upon Inatec'i having surface adapted toV receive siicii impression, means for intermitteiitiy and automaticalii/f advancing one of said members. and means i'or at vancingr another of said members an amount proportional to an extra charge, said last mentioned' member separately registering said charge upon the said material and the means tor advancing the same being' distinct trom the operating ineens Jfor the first mentioned member.
7. A fare recording?,l apparatus comprising' a plurality of type earrjy'inn dials, a plaien cooperating tl'ieiewii'h for eifecting the iinpression ot symbois upon inateriai having a surface adapted to receive sach inipresnion,
latchinig 'devices carried by some of said dials. means cooperating with said iatchiiig device-s whereby the advance of one or sind dials through a predetermined path varices another of said dials through por tion of its total predeterniinedxpath, and
means movable in one direction o'r actuat- .ing said piaten and niovabie in the other 'direction ior disengagring said bitching Cievices whereby all of said dials may beY re turned to an initiai position.
8. A vehicle fare recording apparentes comprising recording dieis, mechanism advancine said dials in proportion to the advance of said vehicle. said inechanisin including a` shaft and a pawi space-ii from and mounted for rotation around said. shaft, and means for returning said dials to their initial position comprising a member revoluble about said shaft and adapted to engage a part of said priv-7l.
9. f comprising recording dials, means for advancing said (lisis in proportion to rance of said vehicle, and means for retiirning'said dials to their initie?. position,
the advehicle fare recording apparatus comprising a revoliible" member, and a rack and pinion itor rotating' said member.
l0. A vehicle faire recording apparatus comprising recording dials, means i'or ad vancing said dials in proportion to the ad- Vance of said vehici'e, means for 4stopping the advance of said dials, and positive means for returning said dials to initial posit-ion.
ll. In a vehicle fare recording apparatus, a, revoluble type carrying member, a piaten cooperating therewith tor @tE-acting the im pression of symbols upon material i'iaviiig a surface adapted to receive such impression, mechanism for advancingi,f said member in proportion to the advance ot' the vehicle, manually operated means for stopping the advance of said member, and positive means for returning said member to its initial position.
i2. in a vehicle `fare recording' apparatus, a. rcvolubie type carrying* member, a platen cooperating' therewith 'ti-or e-ifi'ectiiin'the impression o symbols upon inatei'iiii having; a surface adapted to receive such imjiression, mechanism for advancing said member in proportion to the advance of he vcliicie, said mechanism including a shaft, a ratchet and a pawl coiiierating with said ratchet, said paivl being mounted 'for rotation around said shaft, mani'iallv controlled means for stopping the advance ot said member, and positive means for returning said member to its initial position, said last mentioned means comprising a part adapted to be rotated about said shaft, said part being' en4 grafreable with said pawl.
i3. In a vehicle fare recording apgmi'atns, a ievohible type carrying member, a platen cooperating herewth for eiecting the iinpression of symbols upon material having a ,surface adapted to receive such impression, mechanism for advancing said member in. iopoition i'o the advance of the vehicle, said mechanism including a shaft, a rnichet and a pziwl coperating Wh said i'atehe., Suid pawl oeingr mounted for rotation 'around said shaft, manually controlled means for stopping the advance of said member, posi-r tive means for returning Said member to iis initial position, said ast mentioned moans comprising L part adapted to be rotated about Said shaft, Said part. being engage- :ible with said pawl, and Connections between said rotatable pali and an elemqn; of
' smid manually operated s-opping means.
M2. In. a. vehicle faire recording apparatus, n shaft, a piuiahty of i'evolubie typeca'ry mg members mounted loosely on sind sna',
vincinf; ,seid membeis, .in popoizion to the 2:5
advance of the venidoD said mechanism including a, raiehet emi-cennoeI with said shaft and pluialiy of pawia adaped 'to engage said mtci'es, said pawis gieingj nionried for roi-ation uoim said shaft? ne/ons; :o siepping' the advance of sui. type @singing wenn bers, said @ioph lng means ineindin,D n. pari adapted io be :eonned about said. swift; said pai-t being engageabie wiih nii of said punis.
n Witnes whereof, 'sobsczfibe my signeture? in the presence olif two xfainefiees.
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