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US1265725A
US1265725A US110943A US11094316A US1265725A US 1265725 A US1265725 A US 1265725A US 110943 A US110943 A US 110943A US 11094316 A US11094316 A US 11094316A US 1265725 A US1265725 A US 1265725A
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H. C. BANWELL & F. PHILLIPS.
TICKET PRINTING MECHANISM.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 24, I916 1 ,265,725. Patented May 14, 1918.
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Hm! CHARLES BANWELL, 0! LONDON, AND FREDERICK PHILLIPS, OF BBOMLEY,
ENGLAND, ASSIGNOIS TO THE NATIONAL CASH REGISTER COMPANY, OF DAYTON, 0310, A QORPORATION OF OHIO, (INCORPORATED IN 1908.)
v TICKET-PRINTING MECHARISI.
Original application Med December 20, 1915, Serial 110. 67,807. Divided and this 1916. Serial No. 110,918.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, HENRY CHARLES BANWELL and FREDERICK PHILLIPS, subjects of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, residing at London, England, and Bromley, England, respectively, have invented certain new' and useful Improvements in Ticket-Printing Mechanism, ,of which we declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to ticket issuing machines and has more particular relation to that class of machines adapted for use in issuing tickets for railroad and steamship lines and analogous uses.
All .of the subject matter shown and described herein is not claimed in the present application as this application constitutes a division of application, Serial No. 67,807, filed December 20, 1915.
The general object of this'invention is to provide an efficient machine for use-in rail road stations to issue tickets good between the station at which the machine is'located and other established stations traversed by the railroad. It will be readily seen that the invention is capable of other uses, for instance, in theaters, moving picture shows, amusement places and the. like, as well as on all lines of local travel, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
One of the principal objects of this invention is to provide an improved, compact and eflicient machine which will enable the printing and issuing of tickets for any one of a number of classes and for automatically registering the number of tickets issued of each class.
Another object of this invention is to provide novel printing and issuing mechanism for each denomination or class of tickets and common operating mechanism therefor.
Another object of this invention is to provide separate inking means for each ticket issuing mechanism with means for rendering the inking means of the selected printing and issuing mechanism effective.
. Yet another object of this invention Was to provide severing devices, one for each printing and issuing mechanism, with means for selectively rendering the severing devices operative in accordance With the se- Specification bf Letters 2mm. Patented May 14, 1918.
application filed July,
lection of the printing and issuing mecha- VVith'these and incidental objects in View, the mvention consists in certain novel features of construction and combination of parts, the essential elements of which are set forth in appended claims, and a preferred form of embodiment of which is hereinafter described with reference to the drawings which accompany and form part of the specification.
Of said drawings Figures 1 and 2 are a front elevation and a sectional side View respectively showing the adaptation of the improved ticket issu ing machine of the present invention for use in a ticket selling booth or oflice. Fig. 1 is' a partial interior view of the booth showing the machine in position therein line A-A of Fig. 1 and looking in the direction of the arrows.
F igj3 is a front view of three of the ticket issuing mechanisms with the right hand issuing mechanism shown partly in section on the line.BB of Fig. 5', and looking in the direction of the arrows.
Fig. f is a detail top plan view of three of the keys and the corresponding detent plates for preventing operation of more than one key at a time.
Fig. 5 is a transverse vertical section through the machine and is taken just inside of the left hand side frame-of the machine. i
Fig. 6 is a detail top plan View of a plate or slide operated by the appropriate key to couple the means for operating the inking devices and the severing device of the selected ticket issuing mechanism with the main operating mechanism.
Fig. 7 is a detail rear view of the inking devices for one of the ticket issuing mechanisms. l a
Fig. 8 is a detail sectional view through two of the ticket severingdevices the view being taken on a line C-C of Fig. 5, and lookmg in the direction of the arrows.
Fig. 9 is a detail side view of the means for operating the inking devices and the severing device of one of the ticket issuing mechanisms.
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10 is adetail rear viewof the cams shown in Fig. 9. 0
Fi 11 is a detail sectlonal plan view on the line DD of Fig. 5 and looking in the to move the impression rollers into coo eradirection of the arrows. I
Fig. 12 is a full sized detail plan view artly broken away, of the printing cyliner carrying electros and the dating de- Fig. 13 is a full sized cross sectional view taken on the line G-'G in Fig. 12, and lookin in the direction of the arrows.
iig. '14 is a full sized right hand side view of the electro cylinder shown in Fig. 12.
Fig. 15 is a full sized detail. view, artly broken away, of the prmtmg cy inder carryin electros and the. consecutive numbering evices. 1
Fi 16 is a full sized detail cross sectiona view through the cylindershown in Fig. 15, as on the line E-E of Fig. 15 and looking in the direction of the arrows.
Fig. 17 comprises two vlews showing opposite sides of an illustrative form of ticket adapted to be printed and issued by the present machine.
Fig. 18 is a left hand side elevation of the machine, the motor and cabinet being omitted.
.Fig. 19 is a detail plan vlew of part of the motor clutch and associated cams.
, Fig. 20 is a detail sectional view taken on the line F-F of Fig. 19.
Fig. 21 isa detail right hand elevation of the machine showing the means for manually driving the operating mechanism.
Fig. 22 is a detail front elevation of the mechanism shown in Fig. 21.
Described in general terms the invention comprises a number of printing and issuing mechanisms, each adapted to print and sever tickets from a corresponding ticket strip. The various ticket strips may be of different colors if desired. A printing cylinder extends longitudinally through the machine and carries a number of date rinting devices and electro plates, there being one device and plate for each issuing mechanism. A second printing cylinder, which also extends longitudinally through the machine, carries a number of electro plates and a corresponding number of con-.
secutive numbering devices, there being one electro plate and one numbering device for each issuing mechanism. These cylinders are given-one complete rotation upon each operation of the, machine. A number of frames, one for each issuing mechanism,
a are independently mounted on a cross rod.
In each frame two impression rolls are mounted and the rolls are adapted to 'cooperate with feeding flanges on the two above mentioned cylinders when the corresponding ticket issuing mechanism is selected for operation, so as to feed the selected ticket strip and print from the corresponding consecutive numbering device,
ating evice, and electro plates as the strip is fed. The frames are selectively rocked tive relation with the cylinders by eys, one key bein employed for each issuing mechanism. he electro plates carried by the c linders, when the machine is used as a rai road ticket printer, print the name of the issuing station, the names of the destination stations, and the denominations of the 7 Each issuing mechanism also includes an independent severing device. These devices are operated by corresponding cams which operating mechanism. When one of the keys is pressed in the cam for the severing device of the corresponding issuing mechanism is coupled to the main operating mechanism so that the ticket which is fed forwardly by the selected printing mechanism is severed.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the machine is mounted on a frame 25 hinged at 26 to a frame or bar 27 fast on the inside of the front wall of the ticket sellers booth and above the ticket sellers window 36. The strips of paper 28 from which the tickets are to be produced are in the form of rolls mounted on a shaft 29 supported in slots 32 formed in brackets or arms 33 rigidly mounted on the frame 25. The machine and ticket rolls are mounted on the frame 25 in order that they may be swung in a horizontal plane away fromthe' front wall of the booth, to facilitate the reinking of the inking means, for inspection of the machine, or for any other purpose.
In the present form of embodiment disclosed herein there are twelve ticket strips and therefore twelve printing and issuing mechanisms, but it is to be understood that any number of ticket issuing mechanisms may be employed as desired. Upon each operation of the machine a ticket strip is fed and a ticket therefrom. T e tickets after beingsevered from their respective strips drop down throu h a chute 34 onto a counter or shelf 35 ad acent the delivery opening in the window 36 of the ticket sellers booth or oflice. The front and rear walls of the chute 34 are preftirably of glass or other transparent materia a .are normally uncoupled from the main rinted thereon and severed -Mounted on a lid or door 37 (Fig. 1) forming part of the front of the cabinet of the machine are index plates 38, one for each ticket issuing mechanism. These index plates are mounted in front of their 'corre sponding ticket issuing mechanisms and each plate indicates the destination, the value, and any other desired information about the ticket to be issued by the corresponding ticket issuing mechanism. .The lid 37 is preferabl hinged at 39 (Figs. 1 and 5 to the top of the cabinet and may be raised y a knob 40 at any time for an inspection of the interior of the machine.
The various printing or issuing mechanisms are duplicates of each other with the exception oftheir electro lates, which, of course, are adapted to prmt different denominations, destination stations, etc. As these issuing mechanisms are duplicates of each other it will be sufficient in general to describe but one of them. 7
Referring more particularly to Fig. 5, the ticket strip is fed from the supply roll through a chute 43, between an impression roller 44, and an electro cylinder 45, through a chute 46, between an impression roller 47 and an electro cylinder 48, and thence.
through a chute 49. After the printed ticket has been fed through the chute 49 it is severed from the ticket strip and then falls through a chute 50 and finally through the chute 34 onto the shelf 35 from which it is withdrawn through the window. 36 of the booth by the patron or purchaser. Separate chutes 43, 46, 49 and 50 are provided for each issuing mechanism. The chutes 43 are mounted in slots or openings in a cross bar 53 which is supported at its ends in the side frames 54 (Fig. 3) of the machine, and is supported intermediate its ends by intermediate frames 55. The chutes 46 are mounted in slots or openings in a cross rod 56, and the chutes 49 are mounted in a slot 61 formed in a cross bar 57. The cross rod 56 and the cross bar 57 extend longitudinally through the machine and are mounted in the side frames 54 and intermediate frames 55. The chutes 50 are mounted upon the base of the cabinet of the machine. n
The impression rollers 44 and 47 of a ticket issuing mechanism are loosely mounted upon spindles 58 and 59 respectively sup ported in the side bars 60 of a corresponding frame 62 (Figs. 3 and 5), there being one frame for each issuing mechanism. The frame 62 is loosely pivoted upon the cross rod 56 and is normally positioned so that the impression rollers 44 and 47 are out of engagement with the corresponding ticket strip. The lower forward ends of the side bars 60 of the frame 62 are provided with slots or recesses 63 straddling anti-friction rollers on a pin or rod 64 earned by the rear end of a key'65 (Figs. 5 and 11.) There is one key 65 for each printing mechanism and the keyszare slidably mounted in a cross rod 66 supported in the frames 54 and 55 of the machine (Figs. 3,4, 5 and 11). Brackets 67, one for each printing mechanism, are mounted on the cross rod 66 and over the key stems. When one of the keys 65 is pressed inwardly it can be'seen that the corres ondupon each operation of the machine by the main operating mechanism to be described hereinafter. When the frame 62 is rocked by the key 65 as above described it is rocked against the tension of a corresponding spring 69 which is connected at its rear end to a cross bar 70 of the frame 62 and at its forward end to a hook 73 on the corresponding bracket 67. The frame 62 is retained in moved position by means to be described later until near the end of the operation of the machine when the spring 69 is permitted to restore it and the key to normal position. As best shown in Figs. 12 and15, the cylinders 45 and 48 are provided with feeding flanges 74 and 75 respectively.
. From the above construction it can beseen that when a key is depressed the corresponding frame 62 is rocked so that the impression rollers 44 and 47 press the ticket strip against the'feeding flanges 74 and 75 and that therefore upon rotation of the cylinders 45 and 48 the feeding flanges feed the ticket strip downwardly a distance equivalent to the length of one ticket. These feeding flanges may be of any desired length depending upon the length of ticket to be issued. As the impression rollers 44 and 47 are normally out of engagement with the ticket strip and the electro cylinders 45 and 48 it can be seen that only the ticket strip pressed against the electro cylinders by the impression rollers of the selected issuing mechanism will be fed during an operation of the machine.
Electro plates (not shown) are mounted between .the feeding flanges 74 on the cylinder 45 and the one appropriate to the selected issuing mechanism prints the name of the issuing station and the value or any other information on one side of the ticket (Fig. 17) as the ticket strip is fed.
Mounted within theelectrocylinder 45 are a number of consecutive numbering devices (Figs. 15 and 16), there being one numberin device for each ticket issuing mech- 81118111. Each consecutive numbering device comprlses a plurality of wheels 79 loosely mounted on a corresponding shaft 80 mounted at its ends in the side arms of a corresponding frame 83 rigidly mounted in the cylinder 45. The printing wheels 79 project slightly throughopenings 91 in the cylinder 45 so that the wheels print on the ticket as the ticket strip is fed. A multi-prong pawl 84 is pivotally mounted in a yoked frame 85 loosely mounted on the shaft 80. This pawl 84 is of the usual and well known construction havin fingers of decreasing length one for eac of the ratchet wheels 82 wh1ch are rigidly connected to the print wheels 79. An operatin bar 86 is mounted in slots formed in the cy linder 45 so that the bar may have a radial movement in the cylinder. A pin 87 rigidly connects the bar 86 with the right hand side arm of the frame 85. When one of the frames 62 (Fig. 5) is rocked clockwise by the corresponding key 65 as above described, a curved edge 88 of an arm or plate 89 fast on the right hand side bar 60 of the frame is moved into the path of movement .of the upper curved edge 90 of the correspondin operating bar 86. Therefore when the cy inder 45 is rotated during the operation of the machine the engagement of the edge 90 of the bar 86 with the ed e88 moves the bar 86 radially within the cy inder such movement of the bar rocking the frame 85 (Fi 16) counterclockwise, so that a finger o the pawl 84 will enge behind the next succeeding tooth of 1ts ratchet wheel 82. Then as the bar 86 passes out of engagement with the edge 88 of the arm 89 the bar 86 and the frame 85 are 'moved back to normal position bi the other end of bar 86 against edge 88 0 arm 89 whereupon the finger of the pawl engaging behind the tooth of the correspon ing ratchet wheel will displace this ratchet wheel one tooth and thereby turn the printing wheel attached thereto one step.
Only the consecutive counter a propriate to the printing mechanism selecte for operation will be operated as the arms89 for the printing mechanisms notselected for operation are not moved into position to operate their corresponding bars 86.
The electro cylinder 48 is provided with electro lates (notshown) placed between the feeding flanges 75 for printing the name of the destination station and any other desired data on the side of ticket opposite that printed on by the electro cylinder 45. .In addition to these electro plates the cylinder 48 carries, a series of dating wheels 93 (Figs. 12 and 13) for printin the days, months, and years, it bemg un erstood that there is one series of wheels for each printing mechanism. A series of these dating wheels 93 which project slightly through an opening 92 in the cylinder 48'are mounted on a shaft 94 extending longitudinally through the cylinder 48 and journaled at its ends in the end disks or heads 52 of the c linder. The months dating wheels are sp ined on the shaft 94 which at its right hand end is squared as shown in Fig. 14, to receive a key wrench or other manually operated device. The day and year wheels are loosely mounted on this shaft 94 the various wheels being prevented from moving longitudinally of the shaft b units of days W eels have rigidly connected thereto pinions 97 (Figs. 12 and 13) meshing with pinions 98 splined on a shaft 99 andpinions 100 rigid with the tens of days wheels mesh with pinions 103 splined on a shaft 104. The shafts 99 and 104 also extend longitudinally through the cylinder and are squared at their right hand ends to receive a ke wrench. From this construction it can e seen that the months wheels are directly adjusted by adjustment of the shaft 94 by the key wrench and that the units and tens of days wheels are adjusted by adjustment of the shafts 99 and 104 respectively through the pairs of gears 97 and 98 and 100 and 103 respectively. The year wheels are loose on the shaft 94 and may be adjusted by hand. Leaf springs 105 engage the pinions 97 and 100 rigid with the day wheels and with pinions 111 rigid with the month and year wheels to aline the wheels in adjusted positions.
The impression rolls 44. and 47 are so spacing sleeves 95. The
mounted that they may be adjusted manually in the frame 62 relative to the corresponding electro cylinders 45 and 48 respectively to make impressions of the desired clearness on the tickets and from the electro cylinders. For this purpose the spindles 58 and 59 near their ends carry blocks 106 (Fig. 5) which are mounted to be slid in slots 107 formed in the side bars 60 of the frame 62. The extreme ends of the spindles 58 and 59 are provided with'flat surfaces 108 engaging in slots 109. formed in plates 110. The plates 110 are pivoted at 113 on the side bars 60 of the frame 62 and are provided with.
curved extensions or flanges 114 (Figs. 3 and 5) having slots 115 through which project screws 116 screwed into curved portions 112 of the side bars 60. It will be seen that by loosening the screws and manually swinging the pair of plates 110 in either direction the spindle 58 or 59 and consequently the impression roll carried by the spindle will be cammed away from and toward the respective printing cylinder as desired. For example when the impression roll' 47 is to be moved toward the printing cylinder 48 the plates 110 are swung clockwise (Fig. 5) about their pivots. As the slots 107 are extended at an angle'to the slots 109 such movement of the plates will cam the spindle 59 rearwardly, the blocks106 at such time I into inking position.
moving rearwardly in the slots 107. In like manner when the impression roll 47 is to be adjusted away from the printing cylinder 48 the plates 110 are rocked counter clockwise whereupon the action of the slots 107 and 108 cam the impression roll forwardly.
-Inking means is provided for the electro plates, and dating and consecutive number: ing devices of each rinting and issuing mechanism. These in ing means are normally out of inking position and means is operated during the operation of the machine to permit the inking means of the selected ticket issuing mechanism to move This inking means for each printing mechanism comprises an inking roller 117 (Figs. 5 and 7) for the consecutive numbering device and electro plate on the cylinder 45 and an inking roller 118 for the dating device and electro plate carried by the cylinder 48. These inking rollers are mounted in frames 119 adjustablv mounted on plates or arms 120 by screws 121 which are mounted in the arms 120 and project through slots 122 (Fig. 7) formed in the frames 119. The ends of rods 123 (Fig. 5) carrying the inking rollers project through slots 124 (Fig. 5) formed in the sides of the frames 119 and spring clips 125 fastened on the sides of the frames 119 serve to retain the rods 123 in engagement with the ends of the slots 124 and thereby hold the inking rollers on the frames 119. The arms 120 carrying the ink-, ing rollers 117 are hinged at their lower ends to the lower ends of appropriate arms 126 fast on a shaft 127, journaled at its ends in the end frames 54 of the machine. The arms 120 carrying the inking rollers 118 are also hinged at their lower ends to the lower ends of corresponding arms 126 rigidly mounted on a shaft 128 also journaled at its ends in the side frames 54 of the machine. A screw 129 is mounted in each arm 126 and projects through a slot 130 (Fig. 7) in the corresponding arm 120. A spring 131 is coiled about the screw 129 and is compressed between the arm 120 and the head of the screw 129. By this construction the tension on the inking rollers is controlled by the ad ustment of the screws 129.
The springs 131 tend to move the arms 120 and consequently the inking rollers into engagement with the respective electro cylinders 45 and 48. The inking roller 117 however is normally prevented from moving into engagement with the cylinder 45 by the engagement of the arm 120with a cross rod 134 supported at its ends by the forward ends of a pair of levers 135 loosely mounted on a cross rod 1361 extending longitudinally through the machine (Fig. 3, 5 and 7). The rear ends of the levers 135 are connected by a cross rod 141 upon the right hand end of which is mounted a link 136 and upon the left handend of the rod ismounted a link 137. A cross rod 138 supported b the links 136 and 137 engages an incline edge 139 (Fig. 5) of a flange or projection 140 on the arm 120, carrying the inking roll 118, and such engagement normally prevents the inking roll 118 from being moved into engagement with the electro cylinder 48 by the spring 131. The lower end of the link 136 is pivotally connected at 143 (Figs. 5, 7
and 9) to an arm 144 loosely mounted on a' cross rod 145. The arm 144 carries a roller 146 engaging the periphery of a cam 147 rigidly mounted on a sleeve 148 loose on a shaft 149, which extends longitudinally through the machine and which is given one complete rotation upon each operation as will be described later. Splined on the shaft 149, as shown in Fig. 11, is a clutch member 150 carrying projections 153 normally out of engagement with corresponding recesses 154 formed in the end of the sleeve 148 (Figs. 10 and 11). A plate or frame 155 (Figs. 5, 6 and 11) is mounted to slide on the cross bar 57. As shown in Figs. 5 and 6 downwardly extending flanges 156 on the sides of the plate 155 are provided with slots 157 straddling the shaft 149. The forward end of the plate 155 is forked and each fork is bent to form a hook 158 in which rests the pin or rod 64 carried at the rear end of the key 65 as above described. [Rigidly mounted on the left hand flange 156 isa cam plate 159, having a slot which is similar to the slot 157 in the flange 156 and through which the shaft 149 pro ects.
When the key 65 is pressed in the plate 155 is moved rearwardly and the rear inclined edges of the cam plate 159 engage the clutch member 150 thereby sliding the latter toward the right so that its projections 153 enter the recesses 154in the corresponding sleeve 148. It can be seen that with the clutch member in this position the sleeve 148 and therefore the cam 147 is given one complete rotation upon rotation of the shaft 149.' The cam 147 is so constructed that near the beginnin of the operation of the machine its radia edge 160 (Fig. 9) will move past the roller 146, whereupon the links 136 and 137 are raised and the levers 135 rocked to permit the inking rollers 117 and 118 to move into engagement with their respective electro cylinders 45 and 48. It is evident, of course, that the levers 135 are rocked and the links 136and 137 are raised under the influence of the springs 131 coiled about the screws 129 and employed to rock the ink rollers into engagement with their respective electro cylinders. After the electro plates and the dating and consecutive numbering devices on the electro cylinders have been properly inked the cam .147 rocks operation.
When it is desired to reink, adjust or replace the inking rollers 117 and 118 the" shafts 127 and 128 are rocked in the direction of the arrows (Figs. 5 and 21) the rollers 117 being swung forwardly and the rollers 118 rearwardly thereby. In order to turn the shaft 127 and 128 their right hand ends are squared (Fig. 21) to receive a key wrench. For the purpose of normally looking the shafts 127 and 128 against such movements, the lower end of corresponding. 1 arms 161 (Fig. 21) engage shoulders 162 on -25 collars 162 fast on the shafts. The arms at their u per ends are pivoted on the right hand si e frame 54 of the machine and compressed springs 172 serve to retain the arms in normal locking position as shown in Fig. 21. .When the shaft 127 .or 128 is to be turned the corresponding arm 161 is manually moved out of normal position. Access may be had to the rollers 118 by swinging the machine on the hinges 26 (Fig. 1). When access to the rollers 117 is desired the lid 37 forming part of the front ofthe cabinet is raised. 7
The cross bar 57 (Figs. 5 and 11) comprises one member or knife of the severing mechanisms. The printed tickets on the ticket strips when fed pass through the slot 61. Mounted on the cross bar 57 is a frame 166 (Figs. '5 and 8) carrying a number of movable knives 167 onefor each printing and issuing mechanism. A pair 0 spring plungers 168 mounted in the frame 166' serve yieldingly to retain the corresponding .movable knife 167 in engagementv with the lower side of the cross bar 57.
Only the knife 167 appropriate to the selected issuingmechanism is operated durin the operation of the machine. Tothis en each knife 167 is connected to a corresponding slide 170 (Figs. 5, 9 and 11). The rear ends of the knives 167 project into recesses 171 (Fig. 9) in the forward ends of the slides 170 .andare rigidly held therein by screws. The slides 170 are provided with slots 173 through which the sleeves 148 project and at their rear ends with .slots or recesses 174 through whichthe cross rod 145 rojects the slides being guided in their orizontal movements by these sleeves and rod. Each slide 17 0 carries a roller 175 proresponding arms 180.
jccting into a cam groove 176 formed in the face of a corresponding disk 177 fast on the sleeve 148. The cam groove, 176 is so constructed that upon rotation of the sleeves 61 in the bar 57 severs the ticket w ich then falls through the chute 50 (Fig. 5) and the chute 34 to the delivery counter or shelf 35 of the ticket sellers window. I
In order to retain the sleeves 148 and the cams 147 and 17 7 of the issuing mechanisms not selected for operation from rotation during the operation of the machine the periphery of the cam disks 177 are provided with semi-circular recesses'178 (Fig. 9) in which normally rest rollers 179 mounted on cor- The arms 180 are ivotally mounted at their lower ends on rackets 183 (Figs. 5 and 7) mounted on a cross bar 184 of the frame of the machine. Springs 185 are seated in the cross bar 184 and brackets 183 and are compressed against the lower ends of the arms 180 yieldingly to retain the rollers 179 in the recesses 17 8..
When a plate 155 is slid rearwardly by the operation of the key 65 as above described a vertical projection or lug 186 on the rear end of the plate engages the corresponding arm 180 thereby moving the roller 17 9 out of the recess 178 in the corresponding disk 177. When the slide 155 and the key are moved to normal position at theend of the operation of the machine and after the shaft 149 has been given one complete rotation the spring 185 rocks the arm 180 to move the roller 17 9 into its normal engagement with the recess 178. As the rollers 179 on the arms 180 for the unselected issuing mechanisms are not moved out of engagement with the notches 17 8 in the corresponding disks 177 the uncoupled sleeves 148 are held against rotation during the operation of the machine.
A number of consecutive counters 190 (Fi s. 3 and 5) one for each ticket'issuing mec anism, are provided for registering the number of tickets issued by each issuing mechanism. These consecutive counters are mounted on the brackets 67. Each counter heplx he 198 at its correspondin movable knife 167 by pins 199 (Fig.'-11 and the forward lower ed e slides on the corresponding bracket 6 From this construction it can be seen that each time the movable knife 167 is operated the slide 198 is moved forwardly to rock the shaft 194 of the corresponding counter and thereby add one on the counter. As the movable knivesfor the unselected issuing mechanisms are not operated, it is obvious that only the counter for the selected issuing mechanism is operated. The amounts registered on the counters may be viewed through openings 200 (Figs. 1 and 5) formed in the lid 37 comprising part of the front of the cabinet.
For the purpose of preventing the operation of more than one key, plates 203 (Flgs. 3, 4 and 5) are provided. There is one late for each key and the plates are sli ably mounted between the keys and mounted on the cross bar 66, the plates 203 being provided with slots 204 (Fig. 3) through which pins 208 on the cross bar 66 project. The plates 203, as shown in Fig. 4, are provided with bevel edges 209 between which the key stems pass, the stems being provided with corresponding notches 210 adapted to co-act with the edges of the plates in such a man ner that when a key .is pressed in the plates 203 referring to Fig.-3 will be slid longitudinally, the said plates 203 coming in contact witheach other, thereby causing the notches of all the other keys to be engaged by the bevel edges on the plates thus eflectively locking the-other keys against opera-' tion.
The machine is shown as being adapted to be operated either by an electric motor or by a crank handle as desired. The motor is not shown in the drawings 'as it is not necessary to the understanding of the invention and any one of the well known types can be employed. Part of the clutch for the type ofmotor shown and described in Letters Patent of the United States No.
923,857, granted to Charles F. Kettering on by screws or pins 219. The clutchmember 218 is mounted within a second clutchmember (not shown) positively driven by the armature of the motor. Thetwo clutch members are adapted to be connected frictionally together by rollers 220 mounted on a disk 221 loosely mounted on a stud 217,
the disk 221 being given a slight preliminary movement for this purpose when the machine is released, as fully shown and described in the aforesaid patents.
A motor locking arm 224 is loosely mounted on a stud 225 and its nose 226 normally on ages a shoulder 227 on the disk 221.
on thearm 224 is rocked counter clockwise (Fig. 18) as will be described presently the nose 226 is carried out of engagement with disk 221 whereupon the clutch members are connected together by the rollers 220.
The gear 215 meshes with an intermediate gear 211 which in turn meshes with a gear 212 fast on a stud 213 projecting from the left hand side disk or head 51- of the electro cylinder 45. Also fast on the stud 213 is a gear 222 meshing with a gear 223 fast on a stud 231 projecting from the left hand side disk or head 52 of the electro cylinder 48. The gear 223 in turn meshes with a gear 232 fast on the shaft 149. The gears 215, 211
' and 212 are the same size and the'gears 222, 223 and 232 are also the same size. It can disk 229 loose on" this sleeve are provided with coinciding recesses 230 (Fig. 18) in which normally rests a roller 233 mounted on the downwardly and forwardly extending arm of the lever 234. The lever 234 is loosely mounted on the stud 235 projecting from a frame or bracket 236, and a spring 237 connected at its forward end to the lever 234 and at its rear end to a stud 238 on the frame of the machine retains the lever in normal osition as shown in Fig. 18. The locking ever 224 normally engages a shoulder on the disk 228 and the 'end of a block 240 on the disk 229 and when the locking arm is rocked counter clockwise as will be described presently the disk 229 is given a slight movement relative to the disk 228 by a spring 243 coiled. about the sleeve 216. Such movement of the disk 229 moves the curved or recessed portion 230 of the disk out of coincidence with the corresponding recessed portion of the disk 228 thereby rocking the lever 234 clockwise against the influence of the spring 237. When the lever 234 is operated in this manner it in turn operates a device (not shown) for closing I the circuit through the motor as fully shown and described in the aforesaid patents.
The following described means is employed for rocking the locking lever 224 to release the machine. A lever 245 (Fig; 18) is loosely mounted on the stud 225 and is pivotally connected at 246 to the forward end of a link 247. The rear end of the link 247 is provided with a slot or recess 248- through which a pin 249 on the frame of the machine projects. A spring 250 is connected at its forward end to a pin 251 on the frame 236 and at its rear end to a pin 253 on the link 247, and normally tends to draw the link 247 forwardly. This move-' lug 255 projecting laterally from an arm 256 pivotally mounted at 257' on the frame 236. A lever258 is rigidly mounted on a shaft 259 which extends longitudinally through the machine and is mounted in the end frames 54 of the machine.' The lever 258 pivotally carries at 260 a pawl 263 the lower end of which normally engages the pin 255. Rigidly mounted on the shaft 259 are a number of arms 264 (Fig. 5) one for each issuing mechanism. Each arm 264 has two fin ers 265 and266.
en one of the "frames 62 is rocked clockwise (Fig. 5) upon depression of its wise as shown in Figs. 5 and 18. At the end of the movement of the frame 62 -the rear finger 265 of the arm 264 engages behind'rear edge of cross bar 267 of the frame 62, thereby locking the frame 62 in moved position. The fingers 265 of the arms 264.
for the issuing mechanisms not selected for operation pass freely into slots 268 formed in the cross bars 267 of their corresponding frames 62 when the arms 264 and shaft259 are rocked.
When the lever 258 is rocked counter clockwise (Fig. 18), as above described, the awl 263 through its engagement withthe ug '255 rocks the arm 256 counter clockwise thereby moving the lug 255 out of enagKement with the vertical edge 254 of the l in 247, whereupon the spring 250 immediately draws the link 247 orwardly. When the link 247 is moved forwardly its slot 248 passes over the lug 255. Such forward movement of the link 247 through its pivotal connection with the lever 245 rocks the latter counter clockwise and as the lever 245 carries a pin 270 projecting through a recess 273 ,in the locking lever 224, the latter is rocked with .the lever 245 out of locking position to effect the release of the machine as above described.
The lever 234 carries a pin 274- rojecting into a slot 275 formed in an arm 2 6 loosely mounted on a stud 2771 The rear end of the arm 276 carries a flange or pro'ection 278 normally resting on the edge 2 9 and above a shoulder 280 of the lever 258. The
slot'275 is eccentric with the stud .235 so that when the lever 234 is rocked clockwise by the disk 229 as above described, the arm 2 6 is rocked counter clockwise thereby moving its rojection 278 in engagement with the shou der 280 on the lever 258, to lock the lever 258 and shaft 259 in moved osition. The lever 245 carries a roller 283 v ig. 18) which when the lever is rocked counter clockwise, as above described, is carriedinto enga ement with. the peri hery of acam 284 Figs. 3, 19 and 20) rlgidly connected \by a screw 282 to the disk 228 fast on the] sleeve 216. The cam 284 is so constructed that during the operation-of the machine the lever 245 will be rocked clockwise to normal position thereby moving the link 1 247 rearward to normal position and the arm 224 to normal'locking position. .The arm 224 will'then-arrest the disk 221 in normal position to disconnect the motor clutch and arrest the disks 228 and 229 in'normal position to bring their curved ortions or recesses 230 (Fig. 18) into coincidence. The spring 237 then rocks the lever 234 back to normal fposition, and at the same time move- -ment 0 the pin 274- in the slot 275 raises the arm 27 6 thereby moving the projection 278 out of engagement with the shoulder 280 on the lever 258. When this flange 27 8 is moved out of engagement with the shoulder 280 the spring 69 (Fig. 5) for the se-. mechanism rocks the. frame lected issuin 62 to norma position. During.- this movement of the frame 62 the rear edge of'the cross bar 267 of the frame is in engagement with the finger 265 of the corresponding arm 264 and rocks the shaft 259 and lever v258 to normal position. The movement of the frame 62 to normal position also moves the operated key outwardly to normal position.
The rear edge of the pawl 263 engages the vertical edge 254 of the link 247 so that when thelink 247 is moved forwardl to effect the release of the machine, as a ove described, the pawl 263 is rocked counterslightly further so that the lower end of the pawl 263 projects slightly below the upper edge of the lug 255. It can therefore be seen that when the link 247 is moved rearwardly near the end of the operation of the machine the rear edge of the pawl 263 will engage the forward edge or surface .of the lug 255' thereby moving to normal position but between the edge 254 of the link 247 and the rear edge of the awl 263.. This construction is provided so t at the operator cannot retain hlS finger on the operated key 130 65 until after the end of the operation of the machine and therefore effect an immediate second operation. Should the operator retain his finger on the operated key until the end of the operation of the machine and then release the key the pawl 263 when the lever 258' is restored to normal position is "rocked to normal position by its spring 291 to carry its lower end into normal engage-- ment with the upper edge of the In 255. Therefore when the same or another pressed in the machine is released, as above described.
The electric driving device may not of itself quite bring the operating parts back to home position and the following v described device is employed to insure the accomplishment of this result. -A roller 296 (Figs. 19 and 20) is mounted on the upper end of an arm 297 (Figs. 3, 18 and 20) and engages the periphery of a disk 295 fastened to the disk 228 and. hence to the sleeve 216 by the screw 282. The arm 297 at its lower end is pivotally mounted on the left hand side frame of the machine and a spring 298 which is connected at its rear end to the arm 297 and at its forward end to a stud on the frame 54retains the roller 296 in engagement with the periphery of the cam 295. This cam 295 is so constructed that during operation of the machine the arm 297 is rocked'counter clockwise (Fig. 18) thereby increasing the tension of the spring 298. Just as the shoulder 227 on the disk 221 engages the nose 226 of the locking lever 224 the center of the roller 296 passes the highest point of the cam 295 and engages the nearly radialedge 300 of the cam thereby assisting the electric motor to move the operating parts to home position.
Means is provided for alining the shaft 149 in its normal position when the machine is not in operation, it being essential that this shaft be retained in such position so that the sleeves 148 (Figs. 10 and 11) may be coupled selectively'to the shaftv by the clutch members 150. This means comprises an arm 303 (Fig. 18) which at its upper end is pivotally mounted on the left hand side frame 54 of the machine and at its lower end carries a roller 304 normally engaging in a V-shaped notch 305 formed in a disk 306 fast on the shaft 149. A tensioned spring 307 is pivotally connected at its rear end to the arm 303 and at its forward end to a pin on the side frame 54, yieldingly to ey is of the crank handle 313 are so constructed that when the handle is moved toward the frame 54 the handle becomes clutched to the gear 315. It can be seen that when the handle is clutched with the gear 315 it is necessary to give thehandle two complete rotations in order to impart one complete rotation to the electro cylinder 45, the gears 316 and 318 having twice as many teeth as the pinion 315, When the machine is operated by the crank handle the electro cylinder 48 and the shaft 149 are operated through the gears 222,223 and 232 (Fig. 18) in the same manner as when the machine is operated b the electric motor.'- When the machine is operated by the electric motor the handle is disconnected from the pinon 315 so that the handle will not be rotated.
It is thought that the above detailed description is sufiicient for a complete understanding of the present invention. Briefly,
' it can be seen that the machine comprises a plurality of ticket printing and issuing mechanisms adapted to be operated by a common operating mechanism. The desired printing and issuing mechanism is selected for operation by pressing in the corresponding key 65. -The depression of the key also couples the operating device shown in Figs. 5, 9, 10 and 11 for operating the inking means, the movableknife 167 and the consecutive counter 190 of the selected issuing mechanism to the operating shaft 149. The operation of the key also effects the release of the machine through the rocking of the corresponding frame 62 which rocks the shaft 259 and lever 258 to effect operation of the motor locking device shown m Figs. 18 and 19. During the operation of the machine the electro cylinders 45 and 48 are rotated to feed and print a ticket on the se- Elected ticket strip and then the movable knife 167 is operated to sever the ticket from the strip. At the end of the operation of the machine when the motor locking mechanism is restored to normal locking position the spring 69 (Fig. 5) rocks the frame 62 and moves the operated key 65to normal position.
While the form of mechanism herein shown and described is admirably adapted,
to fulfil the objects primarily stated it is to be understood that it is not lntended to confine the invention to the one form of embodiment herein shown "as it is susc loiptible of embodiment in various forms a coming within the scopeofthe claims which follow,
What is'clalmed is: a a 1. In a machine of the class describ the combination with a feeding device common to a pluralit of ticket strips, of a lurality of ting. evices, one for each ti et strip an carried by. said feeding dev1ce,.an
means for selecting the strip to be fed by said'feeding device and to be' printed upon by the correspondi plrlntlng device.
. 2. In a'machine 0 mon to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of rinting devices, one for each ticket strip, an carried by said cylinder and 'independent manipulative means or each stripfor selecting the stri to be fed by, the feeding cylinder and to e printed on by the corresponding printing device.
'3. In a machine of the class described, the
combination with a feeding cylinder common to a plurality of ticket strlps, of a plurality of printing devices one for each tlcket strip and carried by said cylinder, impression rollers, one for each'ticket str1p,nor-
mallyout of feeding relation with the corresponding printing devices,and manlpulaling said impression rollers, andmanipulative means for selectively operating said frames to move the desired impression roller into cooperative relation with the cylinder and the corresponding printin device.
5. In a machine of the class escribed, the, combination with a feeding cylinder com mon to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing devices one for each. ticket strip and carried by said cylinder, impres sion rollers one for each strip and normally out of cooperative relation with the cylinder and printing devices,separate' frames carry- .ing said impression rollers, and mounted on a common axis and keys, onefor each frame,
" for selectively rocking said frames to move 'the desired impression roller into cooperative relation with the cylinder and corresponding printing device. y
6. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a feeding .cylinder common to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing devices one for each ticket strip and carried by said cylinder,
t e class described, the combination with. a feeding cylinder com-j strip, an
impression rollers one for each strip a and normally out of cooperative relation with the cylinder'and printingdevices, separate frames carrying said impression rollers and mounted on a common axis, keys, one for frames to move the desired impression roller into cooperative relation with the cylinder and corresponding printing device, and
means for'retainingthe selected frame in moved position while the v selected ticket strip is being fed and printed upon.
7. In a. machine of the class described,
the combination with two feeding cylinders common to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing devices, one device for each t1c et strip being carried by each cylinider, a pair of impression rollers for each ticket strip and normally out of operative relation with the corresponding cylinders independent frames carrying said pairs 0 impression rollers, and manipulative means for rockingv any desired frame tofmove the correspondlng pair of rollers into operative relation with'said c linders and the corresponding printing evices.
8; In a machine of the class described, the combination with two feeding cylinders common to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing devices, one device for each-ticket strip being carried by each cylinder, a pair of impression rollers for each ticket strip and normally out ofoperative relation with the corresponding cylinders;
independent frames carrying said' pa1rs o impression rollers mounted [on a-' common 7 axis, and independent keys for rocking any @desired frame to' move' the corresponding pair of rollers into operative relation withsaid cylinders and the corresponding printing devices.
9.- In. a, machine of the class described, the
combination .withan electrocylinder common to a plurality of ticket strips, of a pluralityof rintingdevices one for each ticket carried by' said cylinder, means for rotating said cylinder, and means for selectively movin any desired strip'into engagement with t device.
10. In a machine of the class described,
the combination with a main operating mechanism, of a plurality of'printing. devices, one for eachof a plurality of ticket strips, and operated by the operating mech-' anism, an impression device for each ticket strip and normally out of cooperative. relation with the corresponding printing device,
. and manipulative means for selectively mov mg the desired lmpresslon means into cooperative relation with' the corresponding printing device a v 11. In a machine of the class described,
e corresponding printing I the combination with a main, operating means, of a plurality of printing devices, 13
I0 each frame, for selectively rocking 831d,
' one for each of -a plurality of ticket strips and Operated by the operating mechanism,
an. impression device for each ticket strip and normally out of cooperative relation the combination with a main operating means, of locking means therefor,'a plurality of printin devices, one for each of a plurality of ticket strips and operated by the operating mechanism, an impression device for each ticketstrip and normally out of cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, a separate frame for each impression devlce, keys, one for each frame,
for selectively operating the same to carry the desired impression means into'cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, and means operated by themoved frame for disabling said locking means.
13. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a main operating means, of locking meanstherefor, a plurality of printing devices, oneforeach of a plurality of ticket strips and operated by the operating mechanism, an impression devlce for each ticket strip and normally out of cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, a separate frame for each impression device, keys, one for each frame,
for selectively operating the frames to carry the desired impression means into cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, means operated by the operated frame for disabling said locking means, and spring means for restoring the operated frame, the disablingmeans and the operated key to normalposition.
14. In a machine of the class, described, the combination with a main operatlng mechanism, of locking means therefor, a plurality of printing devices, one for each of a-plurality of ticket strips and operated b the operating mechanism, an impresslon evice for each ticket strip and normally out of cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, a separate frame for each impression device, keys, one for each frame, for selectively operating the same to carry the desired impression means into cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, and means operated by the operated frame for disabling said locking means, and constructed to retain the operated frame in moved position during the operatlon of the machine.
15. In a machine of the class described, the combination of a plurality of printing devices and numbering devices, of means for moving all of the numbering devices at the same time, separatemeans for operatin the printing devices and normally out o operative position and keys, one for each operating means, for selectively moving the latter into operative position. v
16. In a machineof he class described, the combination of a main operating mech: ,anism, of a plurality of numbering devices for printing on corresponding'ticket strips, all of the numbering devices being movable upon each operation of the machine, and means for "selectively moving the strips to be printed upon intoengagement with the corresponding printing devices and operating the latter.
17 In a machine of the class described, the combination of a main operating mechanism, of a; plurality of numbering devices for printing on corresponding ticket strips, all of the numbering devices bein' movable upon each operation of the mac 'ne, and keys, one for each strip, for selectively moving the strips to be printed upon into engagement with the corresponding printing devices and operating the latter.
18. In a machine of the class described,
' the combination with a feeding device common to a plurality of ticket strips and normally out of feeding relation therewith, of a plurality of printing devices one for each ticket strip and carried by said feeding device, means forselectively establishin feeding relation between any desired strip and said feeding device, whereby the selected strip is fed by the feeding devlce and printed upon by the corresponding printing device,
and meansfor operating the printing device for the selected strip.
19. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a main operating mechanism of a lurality of ticket printing and issuing mec anisms operated thereby, independent inking means for each printin and issuing mechanism and normally out o inking position, means for selecting any printlng and issuing mechanism for operation, and means controlled by said selecting means for moving thecorresponding inking means into inking position; a
20. In a machine of the class described, the combination with amain operating mechanism of an electro cylinder common to a plurality of ticket strips, a printing device for each ticket strip-and carried by the mechanism, of a plurality of ticketprinting and ISSlllllg mec anlsms operated thereby,
independent inking means for each printin and issuing mechanism and normally out o inking positions, keys, one for each printing and issuing mechanism, for selectlng any printing and issuing mechanism for operation, and means controlled by said keys for moving the corresponding inking means into inking position.
22. In a machine of the class described, the combination with an operating mechanism, of a plurality of ticket printing and issuing mechanisms operated by the operating mechanism, independent inking means for each printlng and issuing mechanlsm and normally out of inking position,.an independent cam controlling each inking mechanism and normally disconnected from the operating mechanism, and means for selecting the ticket printing and issuing mechanism to be operated and for connectlng the corresponding cam to the operating mechan1sm.
23. In a machine ofthe class described, the combination with an operating mechanism, of a plurality of ticket printing and issuing mechanisms operated by the operating mechanism, independent inking means for each printing and issuing mechanism and normally out of inking position, an in-' dependent cam controlling, each inking mechanism and normally disconnected from the operating mechanism, and keys, one for each rinting and issuing mechanism, for selectln the ticket printing and issuing mechanlsm to be operated and forconnecting the corresponding cam to the operating mechanism.
24. In a machine of the class described,
the combination with a plurality of ticket issuing mechanisms eachincluding a printing device, of individual inking devices for the printing devices and normally out of inking position, means for selectively moving the inking devices into inking position, and common meansfor moving all of said inking devices together for the purpose described.
25. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a plurality of ticket issuin mechanisms each includin a rint-.
ing'device, of individual inking devices for the printing devices, and normally out of inking position, means for-selectively moving the inking devices into inking position, common means for moving all of the inln'ng devices together, for the purpose described,
and means normally locking said common means against operation.-
26. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a plurality of ticket issuing mechanisms each including a printing device, of individual inking devices for the printing devices and normally out of mally out of inking position, a shaft carry-.
ing said inking devices, means for selectively moving the inking devices into inking position, the shaft being rotatable to move all of the inking devices together for the purposes described, and an arm normally locking said shaft against rotation.
28. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a feeding device common to a plurality'of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing; devices, one for each ticket strip, and carried by said feeding device, impression means, and means for selecting the strip to be fed by said feeding device and to be printed upon by the corresponding printing device, and for causing an actuation of the impression means.
29. 'In a machine of the class described, the combination. with a feeding cylinder common to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing devices, one for each ticket strip, and carried by said cylinder, impression means for each strip, and independent manipulative means for each stri for selecting the'strip to be fed by the fee ing cylinder, and to beprinted on by the corresponding printing device, and for causing an actuation of the corresponding impression means.
30. In a machine of the class described, the combination with an electrocylinder common to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing devices one for each ticket strip, and carried by said cylinder, means for rotating said cylinder, impression means, and means for selectively moving any desired strip into an engagement with the corresponding printing device, and cansing an actuation of said impression means.
31. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a feeding device common'to a plurality ofticket strips, and normally out of feeding relation therewith, of a plurality of printing devices, o'ne'for each ticket'strip, and carried by said feeding de vice, impression means, means for selectively establishing feeding relation between a desired strip and said feeding device, and causing an actuation of the impression means whereby the selected strip is fed by the feedstrip.
32. In a machine of the class described,
.the combination with a feeding cylindercommon to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing devices one for each ticket strip and carried by said cylinder, impression rollers one for each strip and normally out of cotiperative relation with the printing devices, rockable frames carrying said impression rollers, and means for selectivelyrocking said frames to move the desired impression roller into coeperative relation with the; corresponding printing dev1ce.
33. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a feeding cylinder common to aplurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printing devices one for eachticket strip and carried by' said cylinder,
- impression rollers one for each strip and normally out of coeperative. relation with the printing devices, rockable frames carrying said impression rollers, and means for selectively rocking said frames to move the desired impression roller into cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, and means for retaining the selected frame in moved position while the selected ticket strip is being printed upon.
34. .In a machine of the class described, the combination with two'feeding cylinders. common to a plurality of ticket strips, of a plurality of printin devices, one device for each ticket strip ieing carried by each cylinder, a pair of impression rollers for each ticket strip and normally out of opera: tive relation with the printing devices, in-- dependent members carrying said pairs of impression rollers, and manipulative means for moving any desired member to move the corresponding pair of rollersinto opthe corresponding printing devices. l 35. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a main operating. means, of a plurality of printing devices, one for each of a plurality of ticket strips and operated by the o crating mechanism,
an impression device or each ticket strip and normally out of cotiperative. relati with the correspondin printing device, said lmpression devices in ependently movable, and manipulative means for moving the des1red impression device into cooperative relation w ththe corresponding printing de-. vice.
36. In a'machine oftheclass described,
' the combination with. a main operating means, of locking means therefor, a plurality of printing devices, one for each of a plurality of ticket strips and operated by the operating mechanism, an impression device for each ticket strip and normally out of cotiperative relation with the corresponding printing device, said impression devices independently movable, and manipulative means for moving the desired impression device into cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device and means operated by the moved impression device for disabling said locking means.
37. In a machine of .the class described, the combination with a main operating means, of locking means therefor, a plurality of printing devices, one for each of a plurality of ticket strips and operated by the operating mechanism, an impression device for each ticket strip and normally out of coeperative relation with the corresponding printing device, said impression devices independently movable, and. manipulative means for moving the desired impressiondevice into cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, and means operated by the moved impression device for disabling said locking means, and spring means for restoring the operated impression device to normal position. I I
38. In a machine of the class described, the combination with a main operating mechanism, of locking means therefor, a plurality of printing devices, one for each of a plurality of ticket strips and operated by the operating mechanism, animpression device for each ticket strip and normally out of cooperative relation with the corresponding printing device, said impression devices independently movable, manipulative means for moving the desired impres sion device into coiiperativ'e relation with the corresponding printing device, and
1 means. operated by the operated impression device for disabling said locking means,
and constructed to retain the operated impression device in vmoved position during the operation of the machine.
In testimony whereof we aflix ourslgna- .tures in the presence of two witnesses.
HENRY CHARLES BANWELL. FREDERICK PHILLIPS.
Witnesses:
- "J. A. Moon', v E. F. JoNns.
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