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1,340,221. I Patented May,18,1920.
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Be it known that l, FREDERICK L., FULLI-.ifI a citizen of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful improvements in., Multiplerlicket-lssuing Registers, of which li declare the following 'to be a full, clear, and exact description". `l`his invention relates to improvements in ticket issuing and accounting machines and has particular reference to machines of the kind constructed to be variably operated to issue one or more tickets of several different classes orprices and-add the value of each ticket on a `totalizer as the ticket is issued.
@ne object of the invention is to pro vide a simple compact machine for use in the ticket offices ottheaters and in other classes of tickets vare used.'
Another object of the invention is to'pro-v vide improved mechanism for controlling the variable operation of the machine ac- A cording to the number of tickets to be issued.
Another obgect'of the invention is to provide improved vmechanism for numbering `the tickets as they are issued. ln the form shownthismechanism is constructed so that it may be prepared to number all the tickets according to a single series of consecutive numbers or to number the tickets 'of each class according to a series of consecutive numbers peculiar to its class only.
VViththese and incidental objects .in view, the invention consists in certain novel `feaviews respectively of the complete machine.
Figs. 3 and 4t show respectively the front and back of one of the tickets issued by the y machine.
Fig. 5 is a front view of the machine with the outside casing and the front cross frame omitted.
Fig. 6 is a section taken inside of the left Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Tvay 1 8, 192th' .application and apra a, ier?. `sei-iai No. 15eme.
vhand side frame and looking toward? the 'Fig'. 8 is a front view of the keys and 60 shows particularly the mechanism directly associated with vthe number keys.
Fig. 9 is a left hand side elevation of con# nections actuated by the number and price keys.
Fig. 10` is a front elevation oi' mechanism controlled `jointly by the number and price keys and which in turn controls the variable operation of the machine.
Fig. 11 is a detail of some of the parts shown in Fig.` 10.
Fig. 12 is a rear elevation of the keys .and shows particularly devices immediately associated with the price keys.
Fig. 13 is a detail of one of the cams whereby the consecutive number printing devices may be operated singly or in unison.
Fig. 1l is a front view of a disk containing cam grooves and carrying pins for operatin'g `different parts of the mechanism. S0
Fig. 16 is a top plan, as viewed when 85 facing the left hand side of the machine, the casing being omitted and the mechanism broken out through the center so as to zshow inthe same ligure mechanism at both the right and left hand sides of the machine.
'Fig'. 17 is a reduced partial plan view of the assembled machine and is intended particularly to show the relative positions of the keys, the totalizer and the different counters.
Fig. 18 is a section taken on the line `181S of Fig. 21 looking in the direction of the arrows.
.Fig 19,is.a detail of the ratchet and pawl for preventing reverse rotation of the totaliZer clearing shaft and also shows the` cam groove for operating the turn to zero counter.
Fig. 20 is a detail ot one ot the totalixcr wheels and devices whereby the wheel may be turned -to zero.
Fig. is a partial top plan of the totalizer and counter i'or keeping a record ot the number of times that the vtotalizcr has been turned to Zero.
Fig. Q2 is detail in front elevation the totalizer wheels and some ot the devices for actuating them.
Fig. 23 is a rear view oit the date indicators and part of the devices vwhereby the indicators may be tui-ned to different positions.
shows 'the Fig. 'intermittent 'gear mechanism for driving the rollers which feed the 'tickets out oi' the machine and or locking the rollers against movementV between operatii'ins. Y f
Fig. 25 a top plan View oi? some ot the Adrivinggearing at the right hand side oitl the same niechanisn'igas is shown in Fi Fig. 2S is a section. partiallybroken away, on the line 2S- QS Fig. o looking ni the direction of the arrows.
Fig. 2) is a to) view oli one ot the devices for feeding and counting tickets and printing consecutive numbers and other matter on the faces ot the tickets.
Fig. 30 is a top view ot one ol': the devices for printing dates and lieeding a `ticket strip.
Fig. il is a left side view ot the mechanisni shown in Fig. 29 and also shows one of the arms whereby the consecutive ninnbering devices may be operated in unison with the other numbering devices or each caused to operate only when it employed in printing and issuing a ticket.' l Fig. 82 is a detail in lett side elevation oll the mechanism shown iii Fig. 3i). i
Fig. 33 is ay sectional view ot one ol the left hand. consecutive number printing de-v vices and mechanism tor turning` it to zero.
Fig. shows one of the units totalizer actuators and the pinion col'ierating therewith, also the devices whereby the pinion is locked against movement during part oiltherotation ot 'the actuator.
Fig. is a` detail oi one ot the clutches whereby a ccnisecutive number rese 1`ting device may be engaged tor operation.
Fig. 36 is a le'l't side View of a counter and devices 'tor operating same to record the number oi times that the, confecutive numbeiiiig devices have been turned to xero.
Fig. 3T is a section taken on the. line 37-37 oi' Fig. *2l looking in the direction olf the arrows.
Fig. 3&5 is a rear view ot a part of the devices ttor ell'ccting transl'ers trom lower to higher order totali zei' elements.
Fig. is a detail oli the arm Ylor "catchingI the mechanism controlling the variable operation o'i' the machine.
tion to the main driving mechanismand devices for inking date and consecutive inun- `bering type wheels.
Fig. lis a 'detail ot'- tlie knob for feeding the ticket paper' independently oli the regular operating mechanism.
The machine in the drawings is designed.
Afor use in the ticket booth ot a theater where live dii'lferent classes or prices ot tickets are necessary. T he tickets ot each price are, l'ed from a separate .strip and these strips may. it desired, be of diil'eient colors. For each strip there is a set ot leeding devices all normally disconnected from a main driving mechanism. Any desired .set may be coupled to the driving mechanism by pressing oney ot a series ot price keys provided 'toi' that purpose. iiittei' a set ol feeding derices has been coupled to theI driving mechanism it may be ope ated from one to live times dependingupon the number ot tickets required and as each ticket is issued its value is entered on a totalirfzer.
rl`lie totalizer is driven by iive sets ot actuating` devices7 a set tor each price. ll'lien one of" the sets of ticket feeding and printing devices is coupled to the main driving mechanism by depressing a` price-key thc, corresponding seto'f actuating devices 'is also coupled to. the driving mechanism. Then when the driving mechanism isoperated to feed one or more tickets thc set of actuating devices so eoiinected will drive the totalizer once, `for each ticket issued. The sets of' actuators may be constructed to addv dii'lerent ainoi'ints7 ibut in order to illustrate the construction to the best ad vantagc the present machine has the sets of actuators constructed to add 59". 'lOl/r, 25d'. $1 and $1.955 depending upon the set operated.
only aprice key is operated the driving mechanism will operate once and issue a single ticket and enter the price ot the ticket on the totalizer. ln addition to the price keys the keyboard contains tour immber keys, any one of which may be operated before the price key is depressed. lil a` inunber key is operated the driving mechanism will operate troni two to live times dependY ing upon the number key employed and at each opei'ztiou a ticket will be issued and its value entered on the totalizer.
As shown in Fig. 3 the machine arranged to print consecutive numbers on the body and coupon portions ot the tickets. Vihese ininibers are printed troni type wheels carried in rotatable ticket Alcding and printing devices. Mechanism is provided whereby the consecutive numbering devices iiior all tive sections of' the machine may be actuated in unison so that the consecutive number printed on a ticket will show the total number of tickets issued of all classes. This mechanism can, however, be changed by adjusting a simple connection so that operation of the machine to issue a ticket of a certain price will cause the consecutive numbering device for that price only to be operated, the consecutive numbering devices for tickets of the'other foui prices or classes not being affected during the operation.
The five sets of totalizer actuators operate through common connections to drive three gears for actuating smaller gears rigid with the units, tens and hund-reds totalizer wheels. The totalizer is normally out of engagement with the actuating gears, but is moved into engagement and the gearsdriven shortly after the operation of thev driving mechanism begins.v After enough-time has elapsed for all of the actuators to perform ltheir functions the totaliZer is disengaged from the actuating gears.
The mechanism for effecting .transfers from one denominational order to the next comprises a set of arms each carrying a pin l .which engages the teeth of the corresponding totalizer gear when the totalizer is out ofl engagement with its driving gears. 4Then the totalizer is moved into engagement with its driving gears the totalizer gears are disengaged from the pins on the transfer arms. Associated with `each totalizer wheel is a set of-transfer tripping devices whereby when the wheel passes from 9 to 0, the trans-V fer arm previously. mentioned will be moved rearward far enough for its pins to engage the tooth next to the one it would engage if the transfer devices had not been tripped. After the totalizer is back in normal position and its gears engaged with the pins on lthe transfer arms anyltransfer arms which have been moved rearward will' be moved forward to normal position with the result that their totaliz'er wlieels'willbe given a step of movement in addition to the movement previously given by the actuators.
The t ansfer devices associated with each totalizer wheel also comprise a normally ineffective connection with the transfer devices of the next higher order, but this connection is rendered effective if the totalizer i wheel of next higher order is at 9 when the lower order devices arctripped.A As a- Y different heights.
value teeth of the totaizer gears when the .totalizer is returned to its normal position supported'by horizontal arms 50 integral with a vertical bar 5l secured to the upper end of a rod 52 journaled in a tripod 53. Clamped to the rod 52 is a collar 54 nor- Amally resting upon collar 55 loose on the rod.
Pivoted to the collar 55 is 'a lever 56 pro` vided with a cam edge '57 coperating with a studS attached to the collar 54. In preparing a ticket booth to receive one of these machines it is only necessary to cut a ,slot in the shelf for the tickets to pass throughand an opening through which the 'keys may project. rlhe mac-liiiie is then placed under the shelf and the lever 5G operated'to raise the machine high enough for the keys to project above the surface of the shelf. By adjusting the collar 54 on the rod 52 it is possible to adapt the machine -to shelves of Then it is desired to take a statement from the machine or have access to its interior for any' other purpose the lever 56 may be returned to thc position 9 in which it is shown, thereby lowering the machine fai enough to permit drawing it out from under the shelf.
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the machine. Attached to the shaft is a gear 64 meshing with a gear 6G, loosely mounted on a stud G7 fastened in the frame 63. The gear G6 in turn meshes with a gear G8 fastened to the forward end of a shaft 69 j ournaled at its forward end in the front cross frame (S3-and at its rear end in a bracket 7G extending upward from a base frame 7l. Fastened to the rear end of the shaftf) is a bevel gear 74 (Figs. 6 and 7) meshing with a bevel gear 75 attached to the left hand end of a. short shaft 7G (Fig. 5). The shaft 7G is journaled at one end in an 'extension 77 of the bracket 70 and at the other end is journaled in the right hand machine frame 78.
F astened to the shaft 76 are twosmall gears S0 and Sl. T he gear 80 meshes with a gear 82 (see also Figs. 25 and 27) looselyT mounted on a shaft 83. Meshing with the gear 82 is a smaller gear S4 (omitted in 25) fastened to a shaft 85 journaled in the machine side frames. The gearing as Cfr on a rod S0 fastened in the machine trames The gears ST and SS are both twice the diameter of the gear S1 so that for each two rotationsv given to the gear S1 by a turn or the handle G1 the gears 8T and 88 will each make one complete rotation.
Price Zeg/s. rllhe machine has tive price keys, a key 91 (Fig. 17), a 10c key 92, a 25e key 93, a $1.00 key 91 and a $1.25 key 95. For cach of these keys there is, as previously stated, a complete set ot ticket feeding and printing ,deviccsand a set ot actuators for driving a common totalizer.
)then a price key is operated the corresponding printing and teeding devices and set ot totalizer actu- .ators will be connected to the driving shaft S5 so that two turns ot the driving shaft will cause a ticket ot the kind desired to be issued and its value added on the totalizer.
The ticket keys are mounted in a .trame 101 (Figs. (5, 7 and v12) and have ears 102 (Figs. 6 and 12) carrying pins 103 projecting into vertical grooves 104 in a plate 105 forming a part ot the frame 101. IAt their lower ends each ot the price keys has a stud 10T engaging an open slot in a torwardly extending arni ot' a bell crank 10S loosely mounted on the rod 89.' The construction is such that the price keys are. limited to endwise movement. Springs 110 .(Fig. 12) stretched between studs 111. at-
tached to the price keys and studs 112 tastened to the trame 101 serve to return depressed keys to normal position atter they have been released.
Owing to the tact that the price keys couple different sets of actuators to the driving mechanism to operate a common totalizer it is apparent that it should be impossible to operate more than one price key at a time; For this purpose the machine is provided with tour key stops 11?) pivoted at 114 to the key vtrame plate 105. Fach key stop .,is provided with oppositely extending arms `115 normally in contact with the aims 115 ot the adjacent stops. The stops 113 are so constructed that when. toil example. the key 93, (Fig. 12) is depressed its pin 103 will pass between the arms 115 ot the adjacent keystops and separate the stops, thereby carrying the arms 115 oi the other stops finto 'me paths of the pins 103 ot the loosely mounted on a` stud 123 attached to the front machine trame.
At its other end the plate 121 is looselysupporteiby an arm 12% (Figs. 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12) if: stened to a sleeve 125 loose on a stud 120 which is also astenedto the front machine trame 0?. A spring 12T stretched between the horizontal arm of the bell crank 122 and a stud 128 attached to the lett hand machine 'traine holds the plate 1.21 in the position shown with shoulders 131 engaging thepins 103 of the price keys.
vWhen a price key is depicssed its pin 103 will act against an inclined edge 132 of a slot 133 in the plate 121 and move the plate toward the lett hand side ot the machine or to the right as viewed in Fig. 12. After the pricekey has been depicssed tai' enough to bring its pin 103 to the bottom ot the slot 1.33 the plate v121 is given an added. movement by mechanism hereinafter described so as to engage a shoulder 130 toi-med in the slot with a flattened side 13T of the key piu 102% and latch the key in depressed position.
Tlie'sleeve 125 (Figs. G, 9, 10, 11 and 12) has fastened to its torward end an element 1.11 having the general form of a bell crank. One arm ot the element 141 is curved as at y142 to engage a shoulder on the peripher \Y an arm 1417 loose on the stud 120. A spring 1418 (Fig. 10) stretched between the link 1li and a pin 119 attached to an extension *Y on the aini 11T normally holds the stud 115 in engagement with the notch and holds the nose 151 ot the arm 147 in engagement with one ot'the teeth oit a ratchet plate 152 (Figs. 0, 7 and 10) attached to the side ot the. plate 143. By tracing the movement through the various connections described it will be seen that when one of the price {eys is depressed and the plate 1,21 shi tteil.
the element 1l1 and arm 11T will be rocked l as a unit counter clockwise (Fig. 10) tar enough to withdraw the nose 151V o t the arm 11T rtrom engagement with the tooth on the ratchet plate 152. .;\t the .saine time the nose 112 (Fig. 11) oi the clement 1v1-1 will be disengaged from the shoulder on the plate 143. .This frees the vplates 143 and 152 and the plates are rotated clockwise by a torsion spring 154 Wound around the rod 127 (Fig. 12) then returns the key latching plate 121 12) far enough toward normal position to disengage the locking shoulder 136 from the pin 103 of the depressed 67, one end of the spring being fastened at key. The key spring will then return the 155to the plate 143 and the other end secured to the rod 67. As soon as 'the plates 143 and 152 begin to move under the influence of the' spring 154 the curved portion 156 (Fig. 10)of'the periphery of the platel 143 will act upon the curved end 142 of the element 141 to give said element and the arm 147 a farther movement counter clockwise (Fig. 10). This i movement will be transmitted back through the intervening connections previously described ,to the plate 121 and shift the plate to engage the locking shoulder 136 with the pin 103 of' the depressed price ke When the plates 143 and 152 are rotated by the spring 154 they will move from one to five steps depending upon the position of an arm 161 (Fig. 10). ln the normal condition ofthe parts the arm 161 is in position for' aV stud 162 attached to the side of the arm to` engage the end 163 of a stepped Y plate 164.fastened to the side of lthe plate l143. This is theposition in which the arm 161 rests When the price key only is operated-to issue a single ticket. If one of the number-keys is operatedthe arm 161 is swung in l one direction or the other to position its stud in the path of steps 165, 166, 167 or 168 on the plate -164 whereby the plates143 and '152 are limited to from two to five steps of movement depending upon the number key operated. The plates 143 and 152 are then restored one step at each operation-of the driving mechanismuntil they are finally in the position shown in Fig.'10. lJust after the first operation of the driving mechanism begins the link .144`is operated to disengage the stud 145 from the notch 146 in the arm 147, whereupon the spring 148 swings the arm to engage its nose 151 with the teeth oi the ratchet plate 152. The arm 147 then cooperates with the teeth of the ratchet plate .152 to retain the plates 143 and 152 in the positions to which they are carried by operation of the driving mechanism. r1`he mechanism forpositioning the stop arm 161, the device for operating the link 144 to disconnect the element 141 and the retaining arm 147, and the mechanism for restoring the plates 143 and 152 will all be described in ldetail later. lit is sufficient at this point to state that during the entire restoring movement of the parts-the nose 151 of the arm 147 is held in contact with the periphery of the plate 143 as the final step of movement of the plates 143 and 152 to their normal position is completed the end 142 of the arm 141 passes above the portion 156 of key to normal position. v
Operation of the driving mechanism is normally prevented by an arm 171 (Figs. 5, 6 and 7) fastened to a shaft 172 journaled in the front cross frame 63 and engaging a cut 170 in the periphery of a disk 173 rigid with the gear 66. Attached to` the rear end of the shaft 172 is an arm 174 (Fig. 10) carrying a stud 175 projecting into a cam slot 176 in the ratchet plate 152. The slot 176 is so shaped that the first step of movement of the plate 152 when released will rock the arm-174 and shaft 172 counter clockwise (Figs. 10 and 5) thereby with.
Number key/S. The machine has four keys 181, 182, 183
and 184 (Figs. 5, 8 and 17) which are operated when more than one ticket is required. As shown in the figure last mentioned, each of these keys bears a numeralv indicating the number of tickets which will be issued when the machine is operated with the key depressed.. The number keys are all slidably mounted in the key frame 101 (Figs. 5 and 6) :and a plate 186 fastened to the frame 101 has a flange 187 provided with notches (not shown) forming guides for the lower ends of the keys. Each key isprovided with a laterally extending ear 188 (Fig. 8) carrying a pin 189 projecting' into a vertical groove 190 in the key fra-me plate. 106. From this description it is apparent that the number keys are 'all limited to vcrtical movement. Springs 191 stretched between studs 192 on the keys and studs 193 on the plate 186 serve to return depressed keys to normal position after theyk have been released.
lVhen a key is depressed it is latched in depressed position by a plate 195 (Figs. 6, 7 and 8) loosely supported at its right end by an arm 194 loose on the sleeve 125 and at its left end by the-vertical arm 196 of a bell crank 197 fastened to a sleeve 1194 loosely mounted on the stud 123. A spring 198 stretched between the horizontal arm of the bell crank '197 and a stud 199 fastened to the periphery off the plate 143 and the spring the left hand machine frame holds the latch- 130 ing detent 195 in the position shown in 8 with inelined edges 200 oilprojections 201 on the detent in contact with the key pins 189. lhen a number kejvT is depressed its keT pin 189 will aet against the eorresl'ionding` inclined portion 26() to move the letehing` detent 195 to the right (Fig` S) against theI tension of the spring 198. fitter the ke)7 has been depressed the '12u11 distance the spring 19S returns the detent 195 to sobstantiallyv its normal position and carries a looking;` shoulder 262 above the pin '169 on the operated key. p
Giving to the feet that operation ot any priee key 91 to 95 inclusive releases the ma.- ehine for operation it is desirable to prevent ope atilon of the nnniber i after a price key has been depressed. '1f or this purpose the latehine' detent 195 is provided with ai extension 2623 to cooperate with a stud 2o (Fig. 12) Carried by the platell ttor the has been` llfhen the )late 121 previouslyY de 'eribel price key i depressed position i will be in eontziet with a shoulder 26o on 4the extension 26B ol the l'atehinp deeni 195 'tor the ninnher ke v. The .fletent 195 vill. thereiore7 be held against nioveinent so that it will be impossible to depress a number .iey. .i nmvever. t1 e n nnber kelv is depressed first the tai-t iat the plate 195 is returned to suhstantiiillv normal position when it has latehed the uinber ke;T wiil prevent ti e slioulder 205 reni intereine with the nd 201 when :i price kejv is operA ated ani the machine released.
rEhe ninnber keys are released shortl \v at 113er the i'rst tin-n ot the o )e 'ating` handle 61 begun. The nierlflanism vhere v this is nsten/sd price keys. operated :is
effected is best shown in Fig. i3. to the forward end oi" the sleeve 1191 is a end.
short arm 211, pivoled to whieh i ot a hok s i iink 214- one stop arm 161 (Fig. 10) in position to engage the dil'erent stops on the plate 161. For this purpose'there` is provided at plate 221 (Figs. 6 and '7) l'iftving` substantially V- shaped notches 225, 226, 227 and (Fig. 8) cooperating respectivelyv with the pins 189 on the number keys 181, 182, lili-l andv 181-. The notches to 22S inclusiv?y are so. positioned that the plate 221 may be `given either one or two steps of movement in eithe direction troni a cent al position by operating the keys.
The plate is supported at one end by an arm 281 loosel;Y mounted on the sleeve 1191. :it its other end the plate 224s is supported by an arm 232 fastened to a sleeve 23 (see also infie'. 9) looselyv mounted on the sleeve Fastened to the "forward end ol the sleeve 233 the stop arm 161.
integral with the stop arm 161 is a` short arm 22st S and 9) ear )finer a stud 23:1 projecting; between a pnir et arms 22-)6 and. 21%? pivoted on the sleeve 2323. The arms 236 and 23T eross somethineV in the inanner oif a pair ot shears rind curry studs ill-16 and 239 between which stretehed a spring 216 in. sueh a wayY as normallyv to hok i e lower ends of 'the arms 236 and 237 in eonteet with a stud 21:1 projeoting; rearwzirifl from the iront nnuhine frame 63. lf the ke),T 161 depressed its pin will shift 'the plate to the letttvvo steps thereb)T swinein@ the :irin 234; eounteroloekwise (Fig. 19) and ele\'atin; the arm 161 and stud 162 tar enough to be in the path ol' the step 16S on the plate 161. This will also nieve the arm 28?' counter elorkwise tai-t 'that the stud will hold the arm 236 ."tationary. Operation ol' the key 182 will movi the pe in the saine direetion but to a nt. therelv-fv briineiiig` th arm 1.61 and id 162 in position to engage the stop peratioirol ie keys 1821 and 16A/l; will the 'nirts one or two steps respeetively '5' ie op direction moving; the arm "i6 and positionstud Y62 in the path oi 1.66. InV aniT event re'ezised the p t there placed spring ij. I
ll l) as the plates 143 and 152 are being restored,
thereby increasing the certainty of correct operation.
Mechanism for restoring the leo/ces con? trolling the variable operation.
At each turn of the operating handle 61 the plates 143, 152 and 164 are given a step of movement from the position to which they are adjusted under the control of the number keys toward the normal position in which they are shown in Fig. 10. The mechanism for doing this comprises an arm 245 (Figs. .6, 10 .and 14) loosely mounted on the stud 126 and carrying a roller 247 engaging a cam groove 248 in the front face of the large cam disk 222. Pivoted to the upper end of the arm 245 is a lever 249 provided at onerend with a roller 250 engaging a cam groove 251 which is also formed in 'the front face of the disk 222. At its other end the lever 249 is provided with a square sided stud 252 to engageithe teeth on the ratchet plate 152. Near the end of the rotation of the disk 222 the portion 253 (Fig. 14) of the cam groove 251, will act against the roller 250 to rock the lever 249 clockwise (Figs. 10 and 14) to engage the stud 252 with one of the teeth on the ratchet plate 152. Vhile the stud 252 is held in engagement with the teeth a portion 254 (Fig. 14) of the cam groove 248 will swing the 'arm 245 counterclockwise (Fig. 10) thereby turning the ratchet 152 and parts rigid therewith onedivision. Before this occurs the link 144 will have been operated to withdraw its stud 145 from engagement with the notch 146 in the retaining arm 147 so that the nose 151 of the arm will be held in contact with the periphery of the plate 152 by the spring 148 so that after each movement of the arms 249 and 245 is completed the arm 147 will engage a tooth of the plate 152 and latch the plate in its new position. The portion 255 of the cam groove 251 will then operatethe lever 249 to disengage the stud 252 from the tooth ot the ratchet plate 152 and tl1e ,l o1tion 256 of the cam groove 248 will at about the same time swing the arm 245 back to its normal position. 1f one of the number keys was depressed at the beginning of the operation this movement of the parts is repeated at each turn of the handle 61 until 'the l ratchet plate 152 has been restored tothe position in which it is shown. As it moves to said position it will operate the arm 174 and locking arm 171 (Fi-g. 5) to stop the driving mechanism.
` The link 144 (Fig. 10) is operated to disconnect the element 141 from the retaining arm 147 by a cam groove 261 (Fig. 14) in the rear face of the large disk 222. This cam groove is engaged by a roller 262 mounted on the side of the link 144, the cam groove being cut out as shown at 263 so that when the element 141 is rocked by depression of a price key the cam groove will not cause the stud 145 to be disengaged from the retaining arm 147. Shortly after the rotation of the disk 222 begins a portion 264 of the groove 261 will act agai-nst the roller 262 and disengage the stud 145 from the retaining arm 147 and permit the spring 148 to swing the retaining arm into engagement with4 the periphery oi' the ratchet plate 152. 1When near the end of the rotation of the disk 222 the cut away portion 263 is carried under the roller 262 the spring 148 will reengage the stud 145 with the notch 146 ready for the next operation.
1f an attempt should be made to manipulate the machineby holding the price key depressed at the end of an operation the element 141 will, of course, be held in rocked position so that when the spring 148 is released by the portion 263 of the cam groove 9 261 acting on the link 144 the stud 145 will not be in position to engage the notch 146 in the retaining arm 147, but will strike a shoulder 270 on the arm 147'and the ma chine cannot be released for operation until the finger has beenl removed from the depressed key and the key allowed to return to ,its normal position thereby bringing the stud 145 iii position to engage the notch 146.
As shown in Figs. 10 and 39, the retaining arm 147 has a beveled portion268. The cam disk 222 carries a stud 269 (Fig. 14) 'to engage the beveled portion 268 and cam the arm into-engagement with the teeth of the ratchet plate 152. This will only happen, however. ifvthe spring 148 should for any reason tail to operate the arm 147 to retain the ratchet plate in position after it has been restored a step by the operating mechanism. 1n other words, the stud 269 and beveled portion 268 of the arm 147 are simply added as a precaution to make certain the Correct operationof the -machine.
, Tlie totalizer contains six wheels 271 to 276 inclusive (Figs. 16 and 22) loosely mounted on a shaft 277 journaled at its end in arms (see also Figs. 18, 25 and 27) loose` on an arm 279.I Rigid with the right hand rod 278 is an arm 280 carrying an antifriction roller 281 projecting into a cam groove 282 (Fig. 15) in the gear 88 and a disk 283 integral with the gear. The gear 88, it will be recalled. makes one complete
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