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Patented Mar. 29, 1921;
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APPLICATION FILED MAY I3, 1919- Patented Mar. 29, 1921.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 29, 1921.
Application filed May 13, 1919. Serial No. 296,914.
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, RIoirARn CHARLES I'IUGHES, a subject of the Klng of Great Britain, and resident of the city of Toronto, county of York, Province of Ontario, 1n the Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Registering Mechanism, described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, that form part of the same.
The principal objects of this nvention are, to eifect the registratlon of railroad or other fares to prevent lossesthrough dishonest practices of employees, and to devise a simple form of machine which may be readily carried by the conductor and which may be manipulated with ease and rapidity and will produce an accurate record of the fare paid as a receipt to the passenger and will maintain a duplicate record in the machine.
The principal feature of the invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of 'parts, whereby a plurality of character indicating members are operated individually and printed simultaneously upon a ticket anda duplicate record is rnade upon a recording strip and the printed ticket or check is discharged from the machine.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the register with the side of the casing removed showing the interior mechanism.
Fig. 2 is a front elevational sectional view of the interior mechanism of the machine through the line a-a of Fig. 1
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a ticket printed by. the device. 7
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the machine showing the indicator plate and operating fingers, the casing being partly broken away to illustrate a portion of the interior mechanism.
The present invention comprises a device which is to be used particularly in connection with the handling of railroad fares but it may be adapted for other services and its use involves the application of a system of territory division and alphabetical or numerical tabulation of divisions of such territory, that is to say, the various stations in a division or territory are numbered so that tickets issued would bear an indication 'puted in twenty-four hour of the station from which the passenger travels to the station of destination by means of numer cal indications and an arrangement of tlckets with stubs may be required for properly checking Whether passengers travel from a station in one division to others in another-division and it is intended that the reg stering device will not be operable in different divisions but separate reg sters provided for each division through which a train will pass. In other words, the conductor of a train will have a register handed to him as he enters a division and he Wlll turn over the register for the division through which he has just passed and it is also necessary that time must be comperiods.
he register is in the form of a small case 1, the upper portion of which is of part spherical formation having a plurality of slots 3 arranged therein and beside each of these slots are arranged the digits from Q to 9. These slots are preferably arranged in two sets with an intervening space 4. lV tlnn the case and co-axial with the cylindrical portion 2 thereof is supported a shaft 5 journaled in suitable bearings at the sides.
A plurality of lever members 6 are rotatably mounted upon the shaft 5. These levers project outwardly through the slots 3 and at the outer ends are each provided with a finger key 7, said finger key being sprlng held outwardly and having at its inner end the dog 8 which engages a notched member 9 secured at the underside of the top of the case, the notches being arranged opposite the digits 0n the outer side of the case. Each of the levers 6 is provided at the inner end with a toothed quadrant 10.
A plurality of type bars 11 are suitably supported in horizontal guides 12 below the shaft 5 and each is provided with a toothed rack portion 13 to mesh with the corresponding quadrant 10 of one of the levers 6 and upon the forward end of the type bars are arranged the type 14 hearing the digits 0 to 9.
The levers and type bars are so constructed that as each lever is moved from notch to notch the corresponding type of the bar is moved beneath a transversely arranged roller 15 which is supported between the sides of the case in fixed bearings and the types are slidably arranged in the bar's and project through the bottoms there- A frame 16 is secured to the base of the case 1 extending transversely thereof perpendicularly below the roller 15 and in this rame are arranged a plurality of plungers 17 adapted to slide in the frame.
Coil springs 18 encircle the plungers and exert an upward pressure to force them into contact with the type of the type bars 11. The several plungers are rigidly connected by a transverse bar 19 slidably supported on the vertical guides 20 and this bar is depressed at the proper period by means of a rotatable member 21 having radial arms 22 adapted to intermittently engage the cross bar 19.
A time recording device is arranged in the space between the two sets of type bars 11 and consists of a clock member 23 having a forwardly projecting tubular arm 24 and at the forward end between the jaw portions 25 are arranged a plurality of numeral disks 26. 27, 28, 29, 29 and 30.
The clock member is balanced upon a support 31 secured to the bottom of the case and a suitable mechanism connects the clock to rotate the disks.
The disks 26 and 27 at the left hand side looking from the front of the machine, as illustrated in Fig. 2, bears the numerals 0 1 2 3'0 1 2 3 and 0 to 9 respectively, which are intended to indicate the day of the month and are operated in asuitable manner.
The disk 28 bears the numerals 0 0. 0O 1 1 1 1 22. The disk 29 bears the numerals from 0 to 9. The disk 29 bears the numerals 0 l 2 3 4 5 O 0 0 0 and the disk 30 bears the numerals from O to 9. These four latter disks are adapted to record the exact time up to twenty-four hours.
A pair of plungers 32 are arranged centrally of the bar 19 and are adapted to engage the portions between the rotatable disks of the time recording member to swing said member upwardly on its pivot and bring the uppermost type into contact with the impression roller 15.
A typewriter ribbon 33 is supported between the type bars and the roller 15, being wound upon the drums 34 which are supported in suitable bearings arranged within the case and the ribbon is held in a horizontal position by idling rollers 35 supported on the upper ends of the pivotal arms 36, said arms being spring held in tension against the ribbon by the coil springs 37.
Each of the drums 34 is provided with a beveled gear 38 and a shaft 39 is supported in suitable bearings transversely of the machine and in horizontal alinement with the axes of said drums, said shaft having at the ends the beveled gears 40 which are adapted to mesh with the beveled gears 38.
The shaft is of such a length that when one of the gears 40 meshes with one of the gears 38 the opposite pair of gears will be out of mesh and the reversal of the ribbon is automatically effected by the tightening of the ribbon when it reaches the end causing the arms to swing inwardly on their pivots and the one nearest the free end of the shaft 39 will engage the end thereof and reverse its position, causingthe ribbon to be operated in the reverse direction.
The shaft 39 is provided with a spur gear 41 which is engaged by a rigid dog 42 carried by the plunger cross bar 19 so that with each downward movement of the cross bar the ratchet will rotate the spur gear 41 and consequently operate the ribbon drums to shift the ribbon prior to the upward stroke of the type.
The movement of the rotatable member 21 to operate the bar 19 and type plungers is effected through a shaft 43 which is suitably geared to rotate the member 21 and at the upper end is provided with a beveled pinion 44 meshing with a beveled gear 45 loosely mounted upon the shaft A lever 46 is fixedly mounted on the shaft 5 adjacent to the gear 45 and is provided with a handle 49 extending through a slot in the case. f 9
A ratchet dog 49' is arranged upon the lever 46 to engage the beveled gear 45 so that when the handle is moved in one direction the dog slips over the gear andwhen returned, rotates the gear and through the operating connections rotates the member 41 causing the operation of the barj19 and type operating plungers.
A spool 50 is journaled between the supports 51 extending downwardly from the top of the case 1 forwardly of the shaft 5 and said spool carries a double strip of.
paper. The outer strip 52 is a thin tough paper carboned on the inner side and the inner strip 53 is of a stifi'er paper and is perforated transversely at regular intervals forming receipt tickets.
The double strip of paper passes from the spool 50 beneath the roller 15 and the impression of the type through the ribbon marks the bottom side of the thin strip and. the carbon marks the bottom side of the heavier perforated strip. As the paper passes under the roller the inner strip is separated from the outer one by a cross bar 54 and the inner strip 53 is guided through a slot in the case from which it is torn from the strip by the conductor.
The other strip is carried around a roller 56 journaled within the case and is wound upon a drum 57 supported within suitable bearings within the case.
The drum 57 is provided with a suitable spring tension device which maintains a constant tension upon the paper strip.
The roller 56 is provided with a beveled gear 58 at one end which meshes with the gear 59 arranged upon the end of the shaft 60, said shaft having a beveled pinion 61 at the opposite end meshing with a gear 62 loosely mounted upon the shaft 5.
The gear 62 is operated by a pawl 63 carried on an arm 64 secured to the shaft 5 so that when the lever 46 is operated by the handle the shaft is turned rotating the arm to move the paper following the impression of the type.
The spool 50 is normally held from rotation by a dog 65 spring held in engagement therewith and the'lever 46 is provided with a projecting member 66 adjacent to the shaft which upon the forward movement of the lever engages a bar 67 and which is pivotally mounted intermediate of its length and at its opposite end engages the dog 65 to release it from engagement with the spool. The spool is thus released during the forward and backward movement of the handle allowing the paper to be rolled therefrom, but as the lever 46 reaches the limit of its inward throw the rod 67 releases the dog 65 to engage and hold the spool so that the perforated ticket may be torn oif without pulling the paper any farther out than is necessary.
A register as herein described is of a small compact form which may be readily carried by means of a shoulder belt supporting the register against the person and as the fares are collected the conductor registers on the left hand side the numerals indicating the station of embarkation and on the right hand side the numerals indicating the station of destination by moving the several keys opposite the required numeral which through the geared quadrants on the said levers moves the type bars forward bringing the corresponding type to the numeral indicated on the dial beneath the impression roller. The handle 49 is then moved to the forward end of the slot and returned.
In the forward movement the member 21 is operated through the mechanism described to strike the type and cause an impression to be made on he underside of the paper strip 52 through the ribbon and upon the underside of the ticket strip 53 by the carbon on the inner side of the outer strip. The paper spool is released and the return movement of the lever operates the roller 56 which pulls upon the paper unwinding the proper distance to cause the perforated ticket strip to be projected from the slot in the case and at the conclusion of this movement the paper spool is locked and the conductor then separates the perforated strip which forms the receipt for the passenger.
It will be readily understood that an accurate record is thus made of all tickets collected and it will therefore be impossible for conductors to resell tickets after they are once collected, or his tally strip within the machine will not coincide with the tickets.
The use of such a device also accurately checks up cash fares as there is an indelible record maintained in the machine and as the conductor will always be subject to an outward checking of the passengers receipts it will render fraud on the part of conductors practically impossible.
The device is extremely simple in its construction. There are no intricate and deli cate parts which will readily get out of order and it is light and not cumbersome to carry.
What I claim as my invention is l. A registering mechanism, comprising, a plurality of reciprocable type bars, individually operable type carried by said bars, levers individually connected to reciprocate said type bars, a recording strip adapted to be fed over said type bars, spring operated means for striking the required type following the movement of the bars to print upon the recording strip, means connected with said type bar levers adapted to actuate said striking means and means for discharging the printed tickets following the impression of the typing members.
2. A registering mechanism, comprising, a plurallty of reciprocable type bars, levers individually connected with each of said bars, an impression roller supported above sa1d type bars, a swinging time operated typing device arranged beneath said impression roller, a recording paper arranged to pass beneath said impression roller, spring impact means for pressing the type members into engagement with the recordmg strlp agalnst said impression roller, and means for ejecting a portion of the recorded strip following the impression of the type.
3. A registering mechanism, comprising a case having a slotted cover and character indications arranged longitudinally of said slots, a shaft transversely arranged in the case beneath said slots, levers rotatably mounted on said shaft and extending through said slots. ratchet means for holding said levers opposite to the character indications, type bars individually operated by the movement of said levers. an impression roller arranged above said type bars. spring means for striking the type against the impression roller. a handle secured to said shaft. means operated by the movement of the. handle in one direction for operating said spring type operating means. a record ing strip passing beneath said impression roller, and means operated by the return movement of-the handle for moving said recording strip and ejecting a printed ticket from the case.
4. A registering mechanism, comprising, a case having a slotted cover and character indications arranged longitudinally of said slots, a shaft transversely arranged in said case beneath the slots, levers rotatably mounted on said shaft and extending through said slots and having toothed quadrants on their inner ends, type bars slidably arranged in the case andhaving toothed rack portions meshing with the quadrants of said levers, an impression roller arranged above the type end of said bars, a time controlled typing device arranged beneath the roller adjacent to said bars, means for moving said bars and time controlled printing device simultaneously into strikin contact with the impression roller, a recor ing strip passing beneath the roller, a ribbon supported between the typing members and said recording strip, means for feeding the paper forwardly following the operation of the impression members, and means for looking the recording strip following the predeter mined movement.
5. A registering mechanism, comprising, a plurality of longitudinally movable type bars each having a plurality of type members loosely arranged therein and extending through the bottom thereof, a time recording register arranged adjacent to said bars, a rame arranged beneath said typing members, a plurality of vertical plungers arranged in said frame, a transversely ar ranged bar enga ing said lungers and adapted to move t em upwar ly in unison,
springs adapted to move said bar to operate said type, means for intermittently de-* arranged above said type bars, a time controlled typing member pi'votally supported and having rotatable type disks, spring actuated means adapted to engage said type bars and type disks to move them into con-' tact with saidimpression roller, means for feeding the recording strip beneath the im- 7 pression roller and projecting a printed member through the case following the type impression thereon.
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