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US1093059A
US1093059A US29799706A US1906297997A US1093059A US 1093059 A US1093059 A US 1093059A US 29799706 A US29799706 A US 29799706A US 1906297997 A US1906297997 A US 1906297997A US 1093059 A US1093059 A US 1093059A
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C. P. LITTLEJOHN.
RECORDING FARE REGISTER.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 26, 1906.
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CHARLES F. LITTLEJ'OHN, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIG-NOR, BY MESNE. ASSIGNMENTS, TO THE RECORDING REGISTER & FARE BOX COMPANY, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OF CONNECTICUT.
RECORDING FARE-REGISTER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 14, 1914.
Application filed January 26, 1906. Serial No. 287,997.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, CHARLES F. LITTLE- JOHN, a citizen of the United States, and resident of New Haven, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Recording Fare-Registers, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification.
This invention is an improved registering and recording machine, and although in many respects applicable to other purposes, it is herein shown in an embodiment suited for the registering and recording of the fares taken on street car, ferry or other passenger lines.
The general object of the invention is to provide a machine of this class, of simple construction and positiveness of action, combined with security against derangement or error due to either ignorant or fraudulent manipulation.
Figure 1 ofthe drawings is a front elevation of this machine, with the front cover removed, a portion of the recording mecha nism being also shown in section. Fig. 2 is a rear elevation, with the back plate of the case removed. Fig. 3 is a front elevation, the upper portion showing a part of the front plate or dial cover, While the lower portion is shown in section taken on the line 3 of Fig. 5. Fig. 4 is an end elevation in section taken on the line 4ll of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is an end elevation of the opposite end of the register in section taken substan-,
tially along the line 55 of Fig. 1. Fig. 6 is a plan view of a portion of the recording mechanism, the end wall of the casing and a few of the parts being shown in cross section. Fig. 7 is an end elevation projected from Fig. 6, in section taken on the line 78 of Fig. 6, showing the recording and direction indicating mechanisms in one position, while Fig. 8 is a similar view showing the said mechanisms in a different position. Fig. 9 is an end elevation of one of the registering dial ratchets, and its associated stop and resetting devices. Fig. 10 is a rear view of a portion of Fig. 9, projected therefrom, while Fig. 11 is a front view of the ratchet wheel, also projected from Fig. 9. Fig. 12 is a view somewhat similar to that of Fig. 9, but showing two dials one of which is in its stopped or zero position. Fig. 13 is a front view projected from Fig. 12, showing the two dial wheels, and the respective positions of their resetting pawls. Fig. 1 1 is a view similar to that of Fig. 12, showing the position of the zero stop and interlocking devices, when all the dials are at their zero positions. Fig. 15 is a fragmentary end view somewhat similar to that of'Fig. 12, illustrating one of the phases of operation of the units ratchet and its stop pawl. Figs. 16 to 19 inclusive are end elevations illustrating the operation of the full stroke and bell hammer mechanisms. Fig. 16 represents the registering arm and full stroke mechanism at the beginning of their movement. Fig. 17 represents the same mechanism at a later stage of movement. Fig. 18 shows the position of the devices at the beginning of the return movement of the registering arm, and Fig. 19 shows the parts at the end of the return movement of the registering arm. Fig. 20 is a plan view; Fig. 21 an end view of the to-talizer; and Figs. 22 and 23 are detail views of the register locking mechanism and the actuating cam therefor.
The register shown and described therein is of the general type shown in U. S. Patent #567,315 of Sept. 8, 1896. Therefore only a brief description need be given of those parts of the present machine which are substantially similar to those described in the said patent.
The mechanism is contained in a casing 20, provided with a front plate 21, and a back plate (not herein shown). The bell 22 is supported in an auxiliary case 23, which is attached to the main case, the bell hammer 24 being provided with a journal which extends through a hub in the casing 20 through the interior thereof, and has fixed upon its inner end a bell arm 25 which is operated to retract the bell hammer, the latter when released being swung sharply against the bell by means of the spring 26. The front plate 21 is provided with glazed apertures through which appear a single figure of each of the trip registering dials can! 28, 29 and 30, representing the units, tens and hundreds, respectively, of the numerical registrations of the respective trips. The direction indicating dial 51 also shows through a glazed opening in the front plate, the dial being movable to dili'erent positions to represent different trip directions or zones, or other divisions of the route, or or time, which it may be desired to register and record separately. The trip registering dials 28, 29 and 30 are appurtenant to or integral with the ratchet wheels 34, 35 and 36, respectively; and these dials are connected with the recording wheels a0, 41 and 4-2, respectively, by means of the sleeves and ll and the shaft 45, respectively, these wheels being provided with suitable type l-(i, each type wheel being provided with a series or" numeral type from O to 9, corresponding to the visible numerals 4? on the face of the registering dials.
The impressing type are so disposed with relation to the dial numerals as to bring the type to the recording position indicated by the dot-and-dash line 3 in Fig. 5, when the corresponding dial numerals show through the glazed openings, which is herein designated their indicating position, occupied by the zero numerals 4t? in Fig. 3. The posi tion designated by the line 3 is herein termed the recording position because it is at this position that the type corresponding with the numerals appearing at the indicating position, are impressed against the record strip. Similarly the direction or zone visibly indicated upon the front of the register is also recorded upon the record strip by means of impressing type d9 and 50, which are also at the recording positions indicated by the line 3 in Fig. 5 when the corresponding directions or zones are. shown through the glazed openings, at the indicating position of the direction dial.
The direction dial 51 is mounted upon a direction arm 52 which is supported upon a hearing or bushing the impressing type being appurtenant to the hub of the direction arm, or being inserted therein as shown in Fig. 3.
The trip register dials 28, and 30 are advanced in proper consecutive order, one unit at each actuation of the register by means of the registering pawls 55, 56 and 57, pivotally mounted at 58 upon the registering arm 59, which is mounted concentrically with, and at opposite ends of the dials. the pawl carrying portion of the arm arching over the dials, as best shown in F 1.. The left hand journal of the arm 59 extends out through a bearing in the end wall of the case 20, and is provided, externally to the casing, with a registering lever 60, which may be engaged by or connected with any suitable actuating apparatus on the car or other ve-= hicle on which it may be used, so as to swing the arm forward and back, which has the effect of advancing the dials by a step by step movement, one unit at each actuation. Suitable detents (32 are also provided for engaging with the ratchets to prevent return movement of the dials.
The parts thus far described are in corn struction, function, and mode of operation, substantially like the corresponding parts of the register shown and described in the aforesaid U. S. Patent #567,315, to which reference may be had for a more detailed description, if desired.
I will now describe more in detail the features which constitute the present invention 1* In. this machine, as in the machine of the aforesaid patent, interlocking means are provided between the diiterent departments of the machine, so as to prevent the concurrent operation of two or more departments, and to prevent the successive operations of the several departments otherwise than in their proper sequence. The principal departments of the machine are for convenience herein designated in a general way as the registering mechanism, the direction or zone indicating mechanism, the recording mechanism, and the resetting mechanism; and it is important that no two of these departments be operated concurrently.
The registering mechanism includes the bell mechanism, and the totalizer or total register mechanism. The trip register dials show the number of fares registered in each trip or zone, and are reset to their zero positions, at the end of each trip or zone, whereas, the totalizer or total register comprises a train of dials which go on continuously, registering the successive fares concurrently with the trip register but continuing on without being reset to zero, and thereby adding together the entire registration, so as to show the total number of fares registered during a given period. The proper sequence or operation of these departments of this machine is as follows:First, the registering mechanism, the direction indicating, the recording, and the resetting mechanisms being locked outof operation. Next, the recording mechanism, the first movement of which serves to lock the registering mechanism out of operation. At or near the completion of the recording operation, the direction indicating mechanism is released and operated and the resetting mechanism is released readv for operation, the recording mechanism itself being locked at the conclusion of its operation to prevent repetition of its operation until the trip register shall have been set to zero. Next, the resetting operation which serves to move the trip register dials to zero. At the conclusion of the resetting operation, the interlocking devices, which up to this time have remained locked to prevent them from being thrown off, are released, and are then moved back to their initial position, locking the resetting mechanism out of operation, but releasing the registering devices.
In order to increase the certainty and security of those portions of the interlocking devices which hold the registering mechanism out of operation, while the recording and resetting mechanism are being operated, I have provided a locking member 70, which is pivotally mounted at 71, and engages with the other interlocking devices so as to project the upper end of the locking member outwardly through the case into the path of movement of the registering arm 60, as indicated by the dot-and-dash line 72, thereby locking the registering mechanism out of operation, externally to the case. The lower end of the member 70 is forked so as to straddle the arm 74, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4. The fork opening is inclined so that as the arm 74 drops when released during the recording operation, the'uppe end of the locking member 70 is carried outwardly; and when the arm 74 is raised after the completion of the resetting operation, the locking member 70 is retracted to the pos1- tion shown in Fig. 2, thereby releasing the registering arm 60. In the machine of U. S.
Patent #567,315, the registering mechanism is locked out of operation only by means'of the internal latch 95, which is swung in front of the arm 45, appurtenant to the registering arm 43. It has, however, been found possible in actual practice to break the registering arm 48, or its connections with the registering lever 42 of the patent by a sufiiciently hard pull upon the operating cord or lever. In the present instance, the locking member is interposed directly in front of the registering arm 60,,which is the prime mover of the registering train, and when thus. locked no breaking strain can be transmitted to the inner parts of the register.
The arm 74 is herein shown to be appurtenant to that section of the interlocking mechanism which operates between the recording and the resetting mechanism, this being in the present instance mainly for convenience of construction. That mechanism is released and therefore operates the arm a little after the preliminary movement of the recording mechanism; but before the actual printing stage of that operation is reached. Therefore the registering lever 60 is locked by the locking member 70 during the actual or effective part of the recording operation; and remains locked until the dials have been reset to zero and the interlocking devices have been restored to the position shown in Figs. 2, 4, and 5, to permit the subsequent registering operations. For additional security and in order to lock the registering devices out of operation from the very commencement of the recording operation, the registering mechanism is provided with an arm 76 substantially like the arm 45 of the aforesaid Patent 567,315, which is engaged by a latch 77 operative with the recording mechanism in the manner shown and described in the said patent, and which therefore need not be further described herein. At the very beginning of the recording operation the latch 77 is swung beneath the arm 76. But when the registering mechanism is locked at this point only it has been found possible, as stated in the introductory description of this device, to apply pressure enough to the prime moving lever 60 to break some of the parts intermediate that lever and the arm 76, hence the desirability of adding the locking arm 70, acting directly upon the prime moving lever itself, and thus avoiding the transmission of breaking strains to or through the interior mechanism. This type of register, like many others, is provided with a totalizer or total register which is best shown in Figs. 2, 20 and 21. Only the first dial of the totalizer registering train is shown in Fig. 20, these dials being positively geared together in any of several wellknown ways; but the first or units dial of the train, which is herein more particularly shown, is commonly advanced by means of a ratchet wheel and pawl, no provision being made for preventing the overrunning of this dial either by its rapid use or by malicious design, so as to carry the indications of the total register out of conformity with those of the trip register. In the present invention means are provided for interlocking the total register with the trip register so as to prevent them from being moved otherwise than in conformity with each other, during the registering operations, and the means for doing this will now be described The ratchet wheel 80 which is appurtenant to the units dial 81 of the total register is provided with the customary ratchet teeth upon its periphery, which teeth are engaged by the advancing pawl 82 appurtenant to the swinging pawl lever 83. That lever is engaged by the actuating cam 85 which is appurtenant to the registering pawl arm 59, and may, as herein shown, be combined with the locking arm 76. On account of the di-' verse directions of swing of the cam 85, and the lever 83, the end of the lever is preferably made ball shaped. As shown in Fig. 5,
the cam path 86 of the cam 85 is inclined to Y the direction in which the cam swings to a suflicient extent to impart a suitable amplitude of movement to the pawl lever 83, whereby each swinging movement of the registering pawl arm 59 in advancing the trip register dials, serves also through the cam 85 to advance the units dial of the totalizer one unit for each movement of advance of the trip register dials. Moreover, the path of the cam may be varied as may be desired, so as to advance the totalizer in any desired time or portion of the stroke of the registering mechanism.
The units ratchet 80 is preferably provided with an ordinary detent pawl 88 which engages with the peripheral teeth of the ratchet wheel to prevent it from turning baclnvardly in the ordinary operation of the machine. As a further feature of the interlocking mechanism to prevent the units dial, and hence the totalizer train from being turned forward or back, relative to the trip registering train, the ratchet wheel or some portion of the units dial is provided with projecting stop teeth 90, which are herein shown to be coincident with the peripheral teeth, although in the present instance this coincidence is merely for convenience of manufacture. These teeth are controlled by a stop pawl 91 which is pivoted at 92 and is provided with two step projections 93 and 94, which project outwardly into the circular pathway of the stop teeth 90, the dis tance between the two step projections being such that one or the other of them is always in that circular pathway; and the stop pawl 91 is moved back and forth with the swinging movements of the lever 83. so as to withdraw the stop projections 93 and 95! alternately out of the circular path of the stop teeth 90, so as to allow the said teeth to pass alternately by the respective projections. As a means for thus swinging the stop pawl 91 in proper relation to the pawl lever 83, the hub of the latter is made cam shaped and engag the pawl 91, which is preferably bifurcated as here shown and spans the camshaped hub 95 of the lever 83. Thus the movements of the units dial are controlled by the operation of the stop pawl 91, the pawl lever 8-"). and the cam 85 appurtenant to the trip registering mechanism, thereby interlocking the trip and totalizer mechanisms so that neither one can be advanced by the registering mechanism without advanc ing the other. By this arrangement also the totalizer as well as the trip register remains locked against all abnormal movement throughout the operation of the recording and the resetting mechanisms.
In connecticn with the functions of a recording fare register it is found desirable to make separate records of the different directions or zones in which. the fares are registered. indicating upon the record itself in connection with each operation the direction or Zone in which it was registered. In this connection also it is found desirable to provide means for automatically changing the visible or transient direction indicator and its impressing devices so as to put it in position for indicating and recording the succeeding direction or Zone, instead of relying upon the operator to make the change. In the present invention means are provided for thus automat'cally changing the visible indicator and its recording type in connection with each recording operation. Interlocking means are also provided for, or associated with, the recording, direction indieating and resetting devices, whereby each is prevented from operating except in proper sequence.
Reference has already been made to the direction dial 51 and its arm 52. That arm is mounted to turn upon the bushing 53 which also forms a bearing for the right hand end of the hundreds dial shaft 15. The face of the dial 51 is provided with suitable words or symbols as In, Gut. Down, Up, etc., indicative of the directions in which the trips are being made, or they may have other words or symbols indicative of the zones into which the routes of the car may be divided, this being fre quently done on interurban or other extended lines. The zones are generally arranged to include the distance intended to be covered by a five cent fare.
The direction indicating arm 52 is preferably provided with a spring latch 10] which engages with suitably disposed notches 102, 103, of the casing, these notches being suited in number and position to the differentpositions in which the dial is to be held. The latch 101 holds the arm and its dial yieldingly in these respective positions, leaving it free to be moved by a moderate effort from one position to the other. As a means for thus moving the direction indicating dial automatically under the control of and in proper relation tothe asscciated mechanism, the arm 52 is extended rearwardly and is provided with a cam-like slot. the edges 10' of which engage with a pin or stud 105 mounted in the side of the gear 106, that gear being mounted to rotate upon the stud 107 appurtenant to the side of the case (see Figs. 6. 7 and S). The contour of the edges 10% and the position and radius of movement of the stud 105 are suited to swing the direction arm 52 and its dial 51 to the positions in which they visibly indicate the desired directions or Zones; and these may be varied to suit different conditions. In the present instance the two directions out and in are indicated and recorded. lVhen the parts are in the position shown in Fig. 7. with the pin 105 at the upper part of its movement, the dial is held in its downward position, but when the pin is at approximately the opposite or lower side of its orbit, the dial is held in the other position, as indicated in Fig. 5. By a suitable arrangement of the slot, and pin, one or more additional or intermediate zones may be indicated.
As a convenient way of connecting the gear 106 with the recording devices, a gear 109 is mounted upon the shaft 110, and meshes with the gear 106. the ratio between these gears corresponding to the number of different zones or directions to be indicated.
Ience in the machine herein shown, which is adapted to indicate two directions or zones, the diameter relation of the gear 106 to the gear 109 is 2 to 1, so that the gear 106 and its stud 105 will be turned half a revolution at each complete rotation of the gear 109. That gear is rotated during the recording operation by means of the recording or printing knob 112, which is on the outer side of the case and accessible to the conductor. The turning of this knob serves to operate the recording mechanism and to change the direction indicating mechanism, and also to inaugurate the. operation of the interlocking mechanism.
In order to prevent the recording knob 112 fromv being turned in the wrong direc tion, the shaft 110 has fixed upon it the ratchet wheel 113, on which a small springpressed detent 114 operates to prevent backward movement. The ratchet wheel 113 is also utilized as a crank disk, carrying the crank stud 115, which is connected by means of the link 116 with the wrist plate or bell crank 117, which is mounted to swing upon the shaft 118. The bell crank is connected at 120 with the link 121, the other end of the link being connected at 122 with the recording or printing arm 123, which is pivotally mounted upon the shaft 124 and carries the recording strip holder. That holder is removable from the arm, provision. being made for taking it out through a door in the end wall of the case, similar to the door shown for this purpose in U. S. Patent #567,315. The record strip 125 is carried upon the removable holder, comprising a disk-like plate 126, which is provided with suitable bosses for carrying the necessary shafts and spindles for supporting an ex tended record strip of paper or other suit able material. That strip is disposed in a coil 12S and passes over the anvil or platen 129, over which it is drawn by means of the geared rolls 130 and 131, and is rewound upon a frictionally driven spool 132. The rolls 130 and 131 and the frictionally driven spool 132 are connected by means of a train of gearing on the back of the plate 126, and are advanced by means of a ratchet wheel 135, appurtenant to that train of gearing. A. spring detent pawl 136 is mounted upon the back of the plate 126 and engages with the ratchet 135, holding the train of gears, and hence the associated record strip against movement, with relation to the printer arm 123, as the latter is moved up to the recording position shown in Fig. 8. As the arm is swung back from the recording position toward its lowermost position shown in Fig. 5 the teeth of the ratchet 135 collide with the advancing pawl 138 which is pivotally mounted upon the bracket 139, thus advancing the record strip, and thereby separating the succeeding impressions far enough to make them easily readable. This removable record holder and its operating mechanism are shown, described and claimed in another co-pending application; and hence are not described herein in minute detail. By the description thus far given of these devices it will be seen that that portion of the record strip 125 which rests upon the platen 129 is pressed up against the row of impressing type which are at the recording position designated by the dot-and-dash line 3, whenever it is desired to record the number of fares and the direction visibly indicated upon the register dials at the conclusion of each trip or zone, the rising and falling movement of the arm 123 being communicated from the external knob 112 through the intervening bell crank mechanism already described.
Means operating with the general interlocking mechanism are provided for locking the recording mechanism at the conclusion of its operation so as to prevent the repetition of that operation until the interlocking devices have in due course been again set to their clear position, which can only be done when the registering dials are at their zero position, thereby insuring the return of these dials to zero if they are not already there during the recording operation. The disk 113, which also serves as a ratchet wheel, is provided with a recess 142 in its side, that recess being adapted to receive a projection 143 of the locking pawl 144. That pawl is pivoted at 145 to the inside of the casing; and the upper end is yieldingly held toward the recess 142 by means of a spring 146. The lower end of the locking pawl is operated and controlled by means of the interlocking mechanism appurtenant to the interlocking shaft 150. An arm 151 upon that shaft engages with the inclined surface 152 and moves the pawl 144 out of locking relation to the ratchet disk 113 of the recording mechanism, when the parts are inthe position shown in Figs. 2, 4 and 5, in which the dials are in zero position. hen thus unlocked, as shown in Fig. 2, the recording mechanism is again released for the succeeding operation, subject only to the control of the registering mechanism, through the arm 7 6 and the latch arm 77,
which prevent the operation of the record ing mechanism, eXcept when the registering arm 59 is in the position shown in Flgs. 2, 4 and 5.
The devices directly concerned in the resetting mechanism will now be described The resetting yoke 180 is mounted at its ends to swing in a concentric relation to the trip register dials, the general form of yoke and the manner of mounting it being similar to that shown in the aforesaid Patent 567,315 that yoke being provided with an external lever 181, by means of which the yoke is swung forward and back by the operator to an angular extent substantially equaling the angular spacing of the teeth of the dial ratchet wheels 34, 35 and 36. The yoke 180 is provided with a shaft 182 upon which the resetting pawls 183 and 184 and 185 are independently mounted and are pressed into engagement with their respective ratchets 34, 35 and 36, by means of springs 186. Each of those ratchets is provided with a pawl support 188, which is so disposed upon the ratchet as to engage with the respective resetting pawls and hold them out of advancing relation to the respective dials as shown by the position of the tens pawl 184 in Figs. 12 and 13, when the dial is at its Zero position, and the resetting yoke is in its rearward position shown in Fig. 12. Thus as each dial is stopped at its Zero position by means of its stop finger, or its associated stop key 168, the resetting pawl for that dial is held out of advancing relation to the teeth of the ratchet so as to permit the yoke to swing forward, carrying with it the dials which are not yet restored to Zero position, the pawls of which are still free to drop behind the teeth of their respective ratchets as shown by the pawl 184 in Fig. 9, and pawl 183, Fig. 12. Thus the resetting yoke is enabled to continue its forward and back movements without being arrested by the dials which have arrived at zero position, and until all of the dials are brought to zero position, at which time the resetting yoke is stopped in its forward position as shown in Fig. 14 by the dropping of the interlocking arm 74.
The pawl supports 188 are herein shown to be appurtenant to the ratchet wheels, and in form and effect constitute an extension of one of the teeth of the ratchet. Therefore in this construction, the registering pawls 55, 56 and 57 are made narrow as shown by the dot-and-dash outline of the end of the pawl 56 in Fig. 11; or the end of that pawl. is cut away to clear the end of the support 188 similar to the way in which the detent 62 is shown to be cut away in Figs. 9 and 10, to clear the support 188. This construction and arrangement of the pawl support is, however, merely an incident. Obviously, the support may be placed at some other position of the ratchet or upon the dial itself at one side of the plane of the ratchet wheel, the resetting pawl being suitably extended, so as to rest upon the support and be held out of advancing relation to the ratchet teeth when the dial comes to its zero position.
Each of the ratchet wheels 34, and 36 of the trip register dials is provided with a notch 155, which, when the dials are at their zero indicating position, stand at the position shown in Fig. 12, the upper sides of these stop notches forming forwardly facing stop shoulders 156 for engaging with the upper ends of the stop pawls 157, 158 and 159, respectively. These fingers are rigidly connected to a stop arm 160 which is secured to the interlocking shaft 150. That shaft is also provided with a latch arm 162 which extends upwardly in engaging relation to the latch 163 which is loosely mounted on the shaft 118 and is held downwardly toward latching engagement with the arm 162 by means of the spring 164, the other end of which is attached to the arm 162. While the trip register dials are at zero, and during the continuance of the registering operations, the latch 163 is in latching e11- gagement with the arm 162, thus holding the interlocking shaft 150 and its appurtenances in the position shown in Figs. 2, 4 and 5, and thereby holding the stop fingers 157, 158 and 159 away from the dials as shown in Fig. 4. In this position of the shaft 150 the locking lever 74 is held in its uppermost position, shown in Fig. 4, thereby look ing the resetting mechanism out of operation. But when the latch arm 162 is released from the latch 163 at the beginning of the recording operation, the spring 165, bearing upwardly against the latch arm 162 swings that shaft forward, thereby carrying the stop fingers 157, 158 and 159 yieldingly against the faces of the ratchets 34, 35 and 36. If it should happen that all of the registering dials are then at the zero position, the stop fingers will enter the notches 155 of all the ratchets, as shown in Fig. 14, and allow the locking arm 74 to drop at once to the position shown in Fig. 14. But if any of the dials are not at the zero position, the notches will be away from the stop fingers for those dials, and the fingers will therefore rest against the faces of the teeth as shown in Fig. 9, thereby holding the shaft 150 and its appurtenances in a position intermediate those of Figs. 4 and 14. In order to enable the stop fingers while supported in this position by one or more of the dials to positively stop such other dials as may arrive at the zero position, each of the fingers is provided with a stop key 168 pivotally mounted upon the finger, and
yieldingly held by the spring 169 toward the position shown in Fig. 12, the key being provided with a stop shoulder 170, which prevents further inward movement of the key relative to the finger. Thus the series of stop fingers and the stop arm 74 are supported in the position shown in Fig. 9 by the ratchets of those dials which are away from zero position, the key 168 being also supported in the position shown in that figure. Thus while any of the dials remain out of their zero position, the stop fingers being rigidly connected would not of themselves serve to stop the dials which arrive at Zero; but the keys 168 being free to move, are carried by their springs into the notches 155' as the dials arrive at zero position, as shown in Fig. 12. When all of the dials have ar rived at zero position so as to bring all the notches 155 into register with the stop fingers, the latter drop into those notches as shown in Fig. 14, thereby allowing the looking arm 74 to drop to the position shown in that figure, at which position it stops further movement of the resetting devices; and also releases the interlocking mechanism from the safety pawl 172. That pawl is pivoted at 17 3 to the side of the case and is held in the middle of its range of swing by means of the spring 174:. The end of the interlocking arm 74:, and the adjacent portion of the resetting yoke 180 are so shaped and adapted to each others movements that the arm 74' locks the resetting arm in its forward position against. backward movement when the parts are in the position shown in Fig. 4, during the registering operations,-
and also during the impressing portion of the recording operation. When the latching arm 162 is released from the latch 163 at or near the conclusion of the recording operation as above described, the interlocking lever 74 falls to the position shown in Fig. 9, being supported in that position by one or more of the stop fingers 158 or 159, resting against the dials which are out of the zero position, and while in this position the resetting yoke is free to swing forward and back. As the arm 7d thus drops to the position shown in Fig. 9, it turns the pawl 172 downwardly, the arm 74: being provided with a shoulder 175 which collides with the pawl 172, if any attempt is made to push upwardly on the push button 176 to throw off the interlocking mechanism before the resetting operatlon 1s complete. But when the dials have all arr1ved at their zero positions so as to let the mechanism down to the position shown in Fig. 1 1, the end of the arm 74 drops out of contact with the pawl 17 2, thereby enabling that pawl to swing to its middle position shown in that figure, from which it readily swings upwardly as the arm 74 is lifted by the push button 176.
In this lowest position of the arm 74;, its projection 177 drops behind a projection 178 of the resetting yoke 180. Thus the interlocking arm 7% serves also to stop the further operation of the resetting devices when the dials are at zero as shown at Fig. 14.
In construction, function and mode of operation, the arm 74, the pawl 172 and the resetting yoke 180, relevant to their interlocking features, are substantially like the corresponding parts shown and described in the aforesaid Patent 567,315, andare shown and described herein only for the purpose of making clear their interrelation with the other features of the machine.
In order to move the interlocking mechanism positively away from its latched position, shown in Figs. 2 and 7, when the latch arm 162 is released by the latch 163, the bell crank 117 is provided with a cam arm 161, the end of which is turned inwardly behind the side project-ion 166 of the latch arm-162, the inclined or canrlike surface 167 tending to force the arm 162 forwardly as shown in Fig. 8, so as to carry the shaft 150 and its appurtenant members positively to the position shown in Figs. 8 and 12, in case the spring 165 should fail to overcome the frictional orother resistance of the parts, thereby positively moving the interlocking devices into this stage of their operation, at the proper and predetermined stage in the operation of the recording mechanism.
In Figs. 16, 17, 18 and 19 is shown an auxiliary or extension of the interlocking system, to prevent improper operation of the machine. This particular-device is for the purpose of preventing a possible displacement of the recording type wheels associated with the register dials, so as to prevent the type from being partly out of line, when taking the impression record. In this instance the device is employed as an ad junct to a common form of full stroke mechanism. the well-known function of which to compel the registering arm to make a full stroke in each direction. The well-known portion of this mechanism consists of a rack 190, appurtenant to the ease, and a pawl 191 pivotally mounted upon the registering arm or yoke 59, the pawl when free from the rack being, held in a middle position shown in Figs. l and 18, by means of the spring 192, the pawl being swung to the right from this middle position when the arm 59 is moved to the left as shown in Fig. 17, and in the opposite direction when the arm is moved to the right, as shown in Fig. 19. The pawl does not become effective to prevent backward movement until it catches into the first tooth of the rack as shown in Fig. 17 By comparison of the extreme forward position of the arm 59 shown in Fig. 4, with the position shown in Fig. 17 it will be seen that the arm 59 is free-from the control of the pawl. 191 during a very considerable angle of movement at the first part of its stroke, on account of the clearance required between the end of the pawl and the rack teeth, to enable the pawl thus to be reversed. This permits of moving the registering arm and its associated recording wheel forward to this extent, and "then gently letting the registering arm backwardly to the position shown in Fig. 4:; and it has been found that frictional or other causes will sometimes hold the dial. at its advanced position with the impressing type out of their recording position, while still enabling the registering arm 59 and its associated interlocking devices to move back to the positions of Figs. ft and 5, at which position the recording mechanism is free to be operated; and if operated under such circumstances would produce either an incorrect o 1 at least doubtful record. The object of this particular feature of the present invention is to provide for locking the registering arm at an earlier position in its forward movement than is possible with the known full stroke devices.
The arm stop pawl 195 is pivotally mounted at 1.96 upon the casing; and is provided with a spring 197 which operates to press the upper end of the pawl toward the registering arm 59. The pawl is provided with a notch or shoulder 198, which engages with a shoulder 199 appurtenant to the registering arm 59 at the position shown in Fig. 16, thus preventing return movement of the arm 59 until it has made its complete backward stroke. In order to swing the arm stop 195 out of the way, to permit the full backward movement of the arm 59, the pawl 191 is provided with a member 200 which as the pawl swings toward the right from the position shown in Fig. 18, engages with the face 201 of the arm stop, and moves it backwardly to the position shown in Fig. 19, thereby preventing the shoulders 198 and 199 from engaing with each other. After the upper end of the pawl 191 passes the last teeth of the rack, it swings downwardly to the position shown in Fig. 18, thus allowing the arm stop 195 to again swing forward to the position shown in Fig. 4, ready for the next forward movement of the arm.
In the machine of the aforesaid Patent 567,315, the bell is operated directly from the units ratchet of the trip registering train, through the interposition of the resetting pawl for the units dial. In the present machine the bell is operated directly by the registering arm, and is thus independent of the units ratchet, being thus locked out of operation during the time that the register ing mechanism is locked out of operation. i The bell shaft arm 25 18 provided with a 1 finger 205, which is pivotally mounted at 206 upon the arm, and is provided with a spring 207, which presses the finger outwardly, the finger and the arm being provided wit-h stop shoulders 208 and 209 which stop the finger at the position shown in Fig. 4:. The lower end of the arm 59 is provided with a bell operating member 212, which swings forward and back with the arm. That member is provided with a toe 213, which engages with a shoulder 21% of the finger 205, thereby retracting the pawl hammer 24- from the bell, until the parts reach the position shown in Fig. 18, at which time the heel 215 of the member 212 by its swinging movement depress the finger 205 and releases it from the toe 213, thereby releasing the bell hammer which is then carried against the bell by means of the spring 26. As the registering arm 59 and its bell oper ating member 212 swing forward toward the position shown in Figs. 1 and 14, the finger 205 is wiped downwardly by the end of the member 212, thus permitting it to pass, after which the finger 215 again swings up into the pathway of the member 212, ready for the succeeding operation.
In the very rapid or jerky operation to which these registering machines are sometimes liable, it is found that the dials have a tendency to overrun their proper stopping positions. To overcome this difficulty, I have pro-vided the dial stop, best shown in Figs. 1, 5 and 18. This stop consists of a member 65, pivotally mounted at its ends in brackets appurtenant to the case 20, and provided with integral fingers 66, which are disposed in the pathway of the dial ratchets 34c, 35 and 36, the swinging movement of the stop member enabling these fingers to be swung in front of the inclined faces of the ratchet teeth, as shown in Fig. 18, or out of that pathway as shown in Fig. The stop member is provided with the spring 67, the tendency of which is topress the stop fingers toward the dials to the position shown in Fig. 18, the stop fingers being carried outwardly against the pressure of the spring by the registering arm 59, which it moves to its backward resting position collides with the fingers, and swings them outwardly away from the ratchet wheels far enough so that the registering arm upon this forward movement carries the successive ratchet teeth forward far enough to clear the points of the fingers 66, thus allowing the latter to swing back into the pathway of the succeeding teeth, engaging the forwardly inclined portions thereof, and stopping the ratchets at the end of their registering movement, thereby preventing them from being carried beyond that position by their momentum, or otherwise.
In the type of dial advancing mechanism shown herein, the registering pawls 55, 56 and 57 are disposed at different distances from the axial centers of the dials as best shown in Fig. 4, the units and tens dials being provided with correspondingly deepened notches at the respective points where these pawls rest in advancing the succeeding dial of the train. The units dial 34 is thus provided with a deeper notch 37 than the other dials; and in order to prevent the stop finger 157 or its stop key 168 from dropping down into the notch 37 while this portion of the dial 34 is passing the finger, the latter is provided with a projection 38 which rests upon the top of the preceding tooth 39, as shown in Fig. 15, until the upper end of the finger and key are safely across the notch, thereby preventing either of them from dropping into the deep notch 37 and possibly stopping the dial 34 at the wrong position.
The complete and consecutive operation of this machine is as follows :The interlocking mechanism is assumed to be in its backward or clear position shown in Figs. 2, 4 and 5. In this position only the resetting devices are locked out of operation, the registering and recording mechanism being left free for action. The registrations are effected by means of the lever 60, thereby advancing the trip register dials and the total register dials coincidently, one unit at each actuation. At the end of each trip or zone, the recording mechanism is operated by turning the knob 112 one complete rotation. During the first part of this rotation the latch 77 is swung under the locking arm 7 6, thus locking the trip and total mechanisms and the bell mechanism out of opera tion. The continued rotation of the knob 112 raises the printing arm and impresses the record strip 125 against the line of type, which are at the recording position, over the platen 129, thus making a permanent record of the number shown upon the trip dials, and also the direction or trip shown on the direction dial 51. During this upward movement of the printer arm 123, the devices which serve to advance the recording strip are held against movement by the detent pawl 136. As the rotation of the knob 112 continues, the printer arm 123 is moved downwardly again, away from the type, thus bringing the ratchet wheel 135 against the advancing pawl 138, and thereby advancing the record strip one space. After the record has been impressed upon the strip, the continued rotation of the knob 112 swings the latch 163 upwardly from in front of the latch arm 162, thereby releasing the latter and allowing it and its shaft 150 to be carried by the spring 165 to the position shown in Figs. 9 and 12. If the shaft 150 or any of its appurtenances should by means of friction or otherwise remain in latched position after being released by the latch 163, the continued movement of the arm 161 carries the inclined face 167 of that arm against the projection 163 of the latch arm 162, thereby moving the interlocking mechanism positively to its proper place. During the latter portion of the rotation of the knob 112 and after the making of the record impression, the revolving stud 105 operates upon the cam surfaces 104 of the direction arm 52 and moves that arm to its succeeding position, at which it designates the succeeding direction or zone to be recorded. Upon the completion of a single rotation of the knob 112, it is locked against further movement for the present, by means of the pawl 144, the projection 143 of which enters the recess 142, in the side of the gear disk 113,
that disk remaining thus locked until the trip register dials have been reset to zero and the interlocking mechanism restored to the position shown in Figs, 2, 4'and 5.
If no fares have been registered during the trip or zone, the interlocking mechanism Wlll, upon being released from the latch 1'63, drop at once to the position shown in Fig. 14, on account of the fact that the registering dials are already at zero position. In that case it is only necessary to push upwardly on the push knob 17 6, which projects through the bottom of the case for that purpose, thereby carrying the interlocking mechanism back to the position shown in Figs. 2, 4 and 5. If, however, some fares have been registered during the trip, one or more of the dials will hold the stop fingers and the interlocking arm 74 at the position shown in Figs. 9 and 12, in which position the resetting yoke is released; and is then operated by means of the projecting lever 181 on the outside of the case. That lever is moved back and forth until the last of the dials has been brought to zero position, at which time the stop fingers and the interlocking arm 74 drop to the position shown in Fig. 14, thus locking the resetting yoke 180 in its forward position, thus indicating to the sense of touch of the operator that the resetting operation is completed. The next step is to push the push button 176 upwardly, thereby carrying the interlocking mechanism to the position shown in Figs. 2, 4 and 5, in which position it is caught and held by thelatch 163, the latching movement carrying the upper end of the latch arm 77 out from beneath the locking arm 76 of the registering mechanism, thereby releasing that mechanism. The returning movement of the interlocking mechanism to the positions shown in Figs. 2, 4 and 5 carries the arm 151 downwardly to the position best shown in Fig. 2, thereby withdrawing the upper end of the locking pawl 144 out of engagement with the gear disk 113, and thereby releasing the recording mechanism. The upward movement of the arm 7 1 also serves as best shown in Fig. 2 to withdraw the locking member 70 from in front of the registering lever 60, thus leaving it free to be operated.
It is generally desirable to impress upon the record strip the number of the car or the number of the register in which the record was taken. This may be done as shown in the aforesaid Patent 567 ,315, by providing a separate column on the record strip for the register or the car number, But this involves the useless repetition of the number and also involves the use of an additional column, which by the arrangement herein is rendered unnecessary. All practical purposes are served by substituting the number of the register for one of the directions or zones, as shown by the record strip in Fig. 1, in which the number 1329 of the register is substituted for the direction word or symbol Out. Where this is the understood practice, it leads to no misunderstanding; and is suflicient for all practical purposes.
It is not necessary to have more than two direction indicating positions of the dial 51, even when applied to the zone system. For example, with the machine as herein shown, which is adapted to indicate only the directions in and out it is entirely feasible to make an intelligible record of fares registered in a large number of zones. Assuming for example that the route is divided into five zones. In the outward trip, while registering and recording the fares in the first zone, the direction dial stands in the outposition. Then after the recording operation for that zone, the recording operation is repeated, which impresses the in direction upon the record strip, accompanied by ciphers in the fares column. This operation serves to restore the dial to its out position, where it remains during the registering and recording of the fares in the second outward zone, after which the recording operation is repeated with the zero indication so as to again restore the direction dial to the out position for the third zone, and so on. At the end of the fifth zone, which is here assumed to be the end of the outward trip, the dummy recording operation is not thus repeated but during the first inward zone the dials are left in the in position given to them by the recording of the fifth outward zone, the impressions of the succeeding records of the inward zones being similarly separated by dummy or zero impressions with the dial at the out position. The resultant record will show the consecutive record of the outward and inward zones in their proper order, but
separated by the zero or dummy impressions. Although this procedure makes the record strip somewhat longer than it would otherwise be, the extra length is amply provided for by the arrangen'lent for carrying a long record strip.
The terms in out up down forward, backward and other terms indicative of direction and position are herein employed in their relative and not their absolute sense, it being understood that these directions may be changed, reversed, inverted or transposed in many ways that will be obvious to the mechanic or designer.
In a copending application filed by me November 28th, 1905, Ser. No. 289,387, which was issued on December 21st, 190:) as Patent No. 944,2412, I have shown, described and claimed the totalizer devices which are shown in Figs. 2, 20 and 21 of this application. They are shown and described herein for the purpose of claiming them or relevant portions of them in combination with the other mechanism of a fare register with which they are here shown to be in operation. In another co-pending application, Ser. No. 295,331, filed January 10th, 1906. which was issued on April 8th, 1913, as Patent No. 1,058,312, I have shown, described and claimed the removable record strip carrier and feeder, which is shown in Figs. 1 and 5 of this application.
I claim as my invention i 1. The combination in a registering machine, of registering and resetting mechanism, an external registering lever for operating the registering mechanism, interlocking devices between the said mechanisms, and a locking bolt operated by the interlocking devices, and mounted to swing into and out of the path of movement of the said external lever, whereby that lever is directly locked throughout the operation of the resetting mechanism.
2. The combination with registering and resetting mechanism, of an external lever serving as a prime mover for operating the registering mechanism, interlocking devices between the said mechanisms, a locking device mounted to swing into and out of the pathway of the registering lever, and operatively connected with and controlled by the interlocking devices, whereby the said prime mover is locked prior to the operation or the resetting mechanism and is unlocked at the end of that operation.
3. The combination with registering and recording mechanism, of an external prime moving lever for operating the registering mechanism, a locking device mounted to move into and out of the path of movement of the lever, and means connected with and controlled by the recording mechanism for moving the locking bolt to its locking position in the path of movement of the said lever at the beginning of the recording oper ation.
4:- The combination with incased registering, recording and resetting mechanisms, of an external prime moving lever for operating the registering mechanism, a locking device mounted for movement into and out of the pathway of the lever, and means controlled by the movements of the recording and resetting mechanisms for moving the locking device into the pathway of the said lever to lock the registering mechanism out of operation, and allowing the said lever to be released at the completion of the resetting operation.
5. The combination with registering, recording and resetting mechanism, of an external operating lever tor the registering mechanism, a locking member mounted for movement into and out of the pathway of the said lever, and interlocking devices oper ating under the oint control of the recording and resetting mechanisms for moving the locking member, whereby the said operating lever is locked externally of the case at the beginning of the recording operation, and is released from the said control at the end of the resetting operation to allow the lever to be unlocked.
6. In a registering machine, the combination with trip and totalizer registering mechanisms, of an arm for actuating one of said mechanisms, and a cam movable with the other of said mechanisms engaging and operating the said arm.
7. In a registering machine, the combination with trip and totalizer registering mechanisms, of a pawl arm for advancing the totalizer dials, and a cam appurtenant to the trip mechanism, and operating the arm in predetermined relation to the movements of the registering mechanism.
8. In a registering machine, the combination with the trip and totalizer registering mechanisms thereof, of an ad vanceable member operatively connected with the totalizer train and provided with. stop teeth, a stop pawl having projections mounted to swing into and out of the pathway of the teeth of the advanceable member, and arranged to have one or the other of the said projections at all times in the said pathway, means for advancing the said member, means for moving the stop pawl to carry its teeth alter nately out of the pathway of the teeth of the advancing member, and a cam movable with the trip registering mechanism for actuating the totalizer and its stop device.
9. In a registering machine, the combina tion of a registering train provided with a series of stop teeth, a stop pawl provided with stop projections mounted to swing into and out of the pathway of the stop teeth,
means for advancing the said registering machine, provided with means for moving the stop pawl to carry its projections alternately out or" the pathway of the stop teeth, and a cam for operating the said advancing means.
10. In a registering machine, the combination with the trip and tot-alizer mechanisms, of means for operatively connecting the two mechanisms, and preventing them from getting out of register with each other, including a series of stop teeth movable with the totalizer mechanism, a stop pawl provided with projections and mounted to swing into and out of the pathway of the stop teeth, means for advancing the totalizer train and operating the stop pawl, and a cam moving with the trip mechanism for operating the totalizer advancing means.
11. In a fare register, in combination with a dial for transiently indicating different trip directions or zones, means for making a consecutive record of the directions or zones thus indicated, and means operable by the recording means for changing the dial indication in connection with each recording operation.
12. In a fare register, in combination with a dial for transiently indicating diflerent directions or zones, and arranged to be moved to positions representing the respective directions or zones separately, means for making a consecutive record of the directions or zones thus transiently indicated, and means operable with the recording means for moving the dial at each recording operation to indicate the next direction or zone.
13. In a fare register, in combination with a dial for transiently indicating different directions or zones, dials for transiently indicating the fares registered in each direction or zone, means for making a consecutive record of the fares thus registered in each direction or zone, and an associated record of the direction or zone in which they were registered; and means operable with each recording operation for changing the dial indication to indicate the succeeding direction or zone.
14. In a fare register, in combination with a dial for transiently indicating different directions or zones, and arranged to be moved to positions separately indicating the respective directions or zones, dials for transiently indicating the fares registered in each direction or zone, means for making a consecutive record of the fares thus registered, and for making an associated record of the direction or zone in which the recorded fares were registered, and means operable by the said recording means for moving the direction indicating dial to the position indicative of the succeeding direction or zone.
15. In a fare register, in combination with a movable dial for transiently indicating different trip directions or zones, means for making a consecutive record of the directions or zones thus indicated, and means operable with and at the conclusion of the recording operation for changing the dial indication to indicate the succeeding direction or zone.
16. In a fare register, the combination with devices for making a record of the fares registered, a revoluble member for actuating the recording device, and a locking member controlled by associated devices of the machine for unlocking the said re-voluble member after each complete actuation of the recording device.
17. In a fare register, in combination with devices for making a record of the fares registered, resetting devices for returning the registering dials to their zero position, a revoluble member for actuating the recording device, and locking means controlled by the resetting devices for unlocking the said revoluble member after each complete actuation of the recording device.
18. In a fare register, the combination of registering dials, means for making a record of the fares registered by the dials, resetting devices for moving the dials to their zero positions, a revoluble member for actuating the recording devices, and a locking member controlled by the position and movements of the resetting devices for looking the revoluble member at the end of each complete actuation of the recording devices, and during the resetting operation.
19. In a fare register, the combination of dials for registering the fares, means for t 'ansiently indicating the different direct-ions or zones in which the fares are registered, means for making a record. of the successive directions or zones, and for making an associated record of the fares registered in each direction or Zone, a rcvoluble member for actuating the recording means and for changing the direction indicating means to indicate the next direction or zone, resetting devices for returning the registering dials to their zero positions, and locking means controlled by the resetting devices for locking the said revoluble member While the resetting devices are in operative position, and for unlocking that member when the resetting devices are out of operative position.
20. In a recording tare register, the combination of dials for registering fares and for transiently indicating different directions or zones in which the fares are registered, recording devices for making a consecutive record of the successive directions or zones, and of the fares registered in each direction or zone, a revoluble member for actuating the recording devices, and for moving the direction dial to indicate (litterentdirections or zones, resetting devices for moving the registering dials to their zero posit-ions, means, released by the recording devices for holding the resetting devices out. of operation, means for locking the revoluble member ivl en the resetting devices are in operative position, and for unlocking the said member When the resetting devices are out of ope 'ative position.
21. In a recording fare register, the combination of a dial for transiently indicating diiterent trip directions or zones, recording devices for making a consecutive record of the successive directions or zones indicated by the dial, a revoluble member for actuating the recording devices, and means operable v the revoluble member for changing the dial indication at each recording operation.
22. In a recording tare register, the combination with a dial for transiently indicating diii erent trip directions or zones, recording devices for making a consecutive record of the directions or zones indicated by the dial, a revoluble member for actuating the recording devices, a second revoluble member for changing the dial indication, and gearing connecting the two revoluble members whereby the number of revolutions oi the first revoluble member is an even multiple of the number of revolutions of the second revoluble member.
In a recording tare register, the combination of recording devices, resetting devices ior turning the register to zero. interlocking devices for locking the resetting devices out of operative position, and means operable by the recording devices -tor releasing the interlocking devices and moving them positively to release the resetting mechanism.
2 1-. In a recording tare register, the combination of registering dials, recording mechanism for making a consecutive record of the succeeding dial registrations, resetting mechanism for moving the dials to their zero positions, interlocking devices between the recording and resetting mechanisms, means for holding the said interlocking devices in position to prevent the resetting oporation during the recording operation, and means operable with the recording mechanism for releasing the said interlocking mechanism, and moving it positively to release the resetting mechanism.
In a recording fare register, the com bination of recording mechanism, resetting devices for turning the register to zero, and interl cking devices between the resetting and recording devices, comprising a locking arm for the recording devices. stop iaivls for stopping the register dials at zero, and means controlled by the said p'aivls when the dials are at zero for locking the relOO
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