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UNITED STATES 1,506,055 PATENT OFF-ICE.
rnEDEmcK 1.. FULLER, or ILIoN, NEW voax AssIGNo'a 'ro rnn'unrroiul. casn REGISTER company, or DAYTON, omo.
TICKET-PRINTING- MECEAHISM.
Original application filed March 23, 1916, Serial No. 86,088. Divided and this application filed August 18, 1921. Serial flo. 491,968.
- To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, FREDERICK L. FULLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at llion, in the county of Herkimer and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ticket-Printing Mechanism, of which I declare the followingto be a full, clear, and exact description. lhis invention relates to ticket issuing 1o machines and has more particular reference to that class of machines adapted for use in issuing tickets for railroad and steamship lines or other analogous uses.
The subject matter of the present application constitutes a division of an application of Frederick L. Fuller, Serial No. 86,088, filed March 23, 1916.
Certain of the constructions shown in the present application are not described in detail herein as it is sought to cover those constructions in the parent application and reference may be had to the same for a detailed description of those mechanisms.
The broad object of the invention is to provide a satisfactory machine for use in the ticket ofices of rai1roads,--steamship lines and similar places where it is necessary to issue and accurately account for the money received in payment for a number oif"difier-v ent kinds of tickets. In the present instance the machine is constructed to take care of both 'full and half-fare tickets good'between the station at which the issuing machine is located and each of a number of other stations. it will be apparent that the mechanism disclosed is capable of embodiment either in part or as a whole in machines designed to serve other-purposes without departing from the broad spirit of the in vention.
Another object of the invention. is to provide improved means for printing upon tickets issued from a single strip the name or other information pertaining to an one.
of the stations to which tickets are sol In the illustrative machine the names of the stations are printed from type carriers ar-' ranged around the periphery of a drum, in six rows of forty carriers each. This drum is arranged to be given both endwise'and rotary movement, thereby making it possible to bring atype carrier in any'row in posi tion to cooperate with a ticket printing platen. Two manipulative devices are provided, one to rotate the drum and the other to shift it endwise. Either of these devices erated simultaneously depending upon the adjustment to be given to the drum.
After the station type carrying drum has been positioned, a device normally given an invariable extent of movement projects the selectedtype carrier to printing position and also locks the drum against movement. An invariably moved platen then presses the paper against the ty e carrier to print. One of the objects of the lnvention is to provide means for disabling the invariably moved platen in printing operations where it is not desired to print the name of a station. With these and incidental objects in ,view,
, may be operated singly or both'may be opthe invention consists in certain novel fea- I tures of construction and combinations of parts, the essential elements of which are set forth in appended claims and a preferred form of embodiment of which is hereinafter set forth with reference to the drawin which accompany and form part of this specification.
(if said drawings: Figs. 1 and 1 combined com rise a front elevation of the assembled machine with certain of the "frames shown in outline. Fig. 2 is a left side elevation of the machine with the outside casing and certain parts of the mechanism omitted.
Fig. .3 is a detail of the station ty e cartherewith.
T Fig. 6' is adetailof the cam for operating the ticket severing knife.
Fig. 7 is a right hand detail of the cam for projecting the station printing type carr-iers to printing position.
Fig. 8 shows part of the driving mechanism.
I Fig. 9 is a cross section of certain "of the parts shown in Fig. 8;
Figs. 11 an 12 res ectively show the front and back of one of t e tickets.
Fi 13 is aright hand sectional view of the tlcket numbering type carriers and con- -nections for settlng them, and mechanism controlled by the total lever for preventing station type carriers from being moved to printing position.
Fig. 14 is a detail of the cam for driving 7 the. operating segment for one of the ticket feeding and printing cylinders. I
Fig. 15 is a-left hand view partly in section of the ticket and summary strip print- I ingdevices.
Hg. 16 shows the platen operatin mechanism, also the ticket severing an ticket delivering mechanism.
Fig. '17 is a detail view of the cam for actuating the impression platen.
Fig. 18 is a detail view of the cam for operating the platen to print from the station typecarriers and from the amount and ticket numbering type carriers.
Fig. 19 is a top plan view of he printing mechanism assembled complete with the ex- 5 ception of the type carriers and the ticket carriage.
Fi' .20 is a detail'of the lever for rotating 1 the ticket type carrier drum and the maand some of the total lever mechanism.
The machine shown in the drawings is, as hereinbefore stated, constructed to issue either full fare or half fare ticketsgood between the station at which the machine is located and any one of two hundred and forty other stations. Either one or two tickets may be issued at an operation as dec from varioust sired. All of the tickets are printed ahd severed from a single blank ticket strip. When they are delivered from the machine they have printed on their faces the usual 4 invariable matter such as the name of the railway company, the name of the issuing station and so on. This invariable matter is. printed from plates attached to one of the rolls for feeding the strip. In addition, each ticket hasprinted on its face the name of the destination station, a number from which the cash value of the tickets sold to said station may be ascertained, a character indicating whether the ticket is a full fare or a half fare,,and the-amount paid for the ticket. This additional matter is all printed e carriers adjusted to printing position either as a preliminary to or during a ticket issuing operation of the machine. On the back of each ticket is printed the date of issue and a consecutive number which increases by one as each ticket is issued. The date and consecutive number are printed from type carriers mounted in.
one of the ticket strip feeding rollers in a manner well known in the art. Said feeding roller may also have attached thereto a type carrying plate toprint on the backs of the tickets any announcement or condition of sale desired.
The plates or type carriers for printing the names of the various destination stations are mounted in parallel rows partially extending around the periphery of a drum. This drum, as before stated, may be both rotated and shifted cndwise on its supporting shaft to bring any desired one of the type carriers in position to print on the ticket. Inadditionto this the type carriers may be given a slight outward movement, to project the type carrier which is to print, far enough out of the to cooperate with a platen having a variable extent of impression taking movement. This outward movement of the positioned type carrier is efi'ected by a device which is given an invariable movement at each ticket issuing operation and is constructed not only to hold the type carrier in printing position but also to lock the drum against movement untilnear the end of the ticket printing operation. The parent application above referred to shows and describes two hundred and fort station totalizers and one grand cash tota izer, but it is not thought necessary to show and describe them herein as they are not directly concerned in the subject-matter claimed herein.
The printing mechanism is constructed to print tickets only during ticket issuing operations. The mechanism, however, comprises a summary strip which is printed when taking a statement from the machine, as for example, when the ticket office at which the machine is used is being checked up by the auditor. In taking the statement the machine is operated a sufiicient number of times to clear each of the two hundred and forty totalizers, as described in the parent application, the name of each station and the number taken from the corresponding totalizer being printed on the summary strip. The machine is then operated again to clear the cash totalizer and print the amount. on the strip. The summary strip isalways in position to print but in ticket issuing operations impressions which would otherwise fall upon the strip are taken by the ticket. In taking the statement from the machine, the ticket feeding mechanism is disabled so that no ticket is fed into position to interfere with the printing of the strip. At the same time the summary stri feeding mechanism, which is always ine ective durin -ticket printing operations, is rendere efiective sothat as the station totalizers are cleared and the station spoken of herein as the total lever.
names and totals printed by successive operations of the machine the strip will be suitably spaced between the various print-- after described.
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When the total or sub-total of the amount contained in the cash totalizer isprinted on the summary strip the machine must be operated with one of the station printing type carriers opposite the platen. lhe nameof the station'cannot be printed, however, as the amount of the cash total is printed in the space in which the name of the station would appear .ifprinted. It is on this cash total printing operation that the device for projecting the station printing type carrier to printing position is disabled.
After the summary strip is printed showing the name of each of the two hundred and forty stations and the number taken from the corresponding totalizer, the auditor can ascertain the cash value of the tickets sold to each station by multiplying the number in question by the half fare rate to that particular point.
sult compared with the cash on hand and the amount printed on the strip from the cash totalizer.
The keyboard of the machine comprises four banks of amount keys 50 (Figs. 1 and 1 a bank of special keys '51, 52, and $5 3 controlling a machine lock and motor 00a,- nections, and a lever 54- which is usually The keyboard also comprises a lever 55 by means of which the station type carrier drum may be rotated and a handle 56 by which the drum may be shifted endwise, that is laterally of the machine; The amount keys 50 are depressed at the beginning of an 'operation'to set up the fare or cash value .of the ticket, the full fare key 51 or the half fare ticket 52 then being depressed to release the driving mechanism and control the difierential operation of the units actuator for the ticket totalizen. The key 53 is operated only to release the machine lock and close the motor circuit in opv erations to clear ticket totalizers and print the totals on the summary strip.
Driving mechanism.
The driving mechanism comprises a shaft designated by the numeral 57 in the various figures. This shaft extends the width of the machine and is given either one or two complete" rotations, dependingupon the result to be obtained, by means of either a motor (not shown) or an operating handle 60. Normally, that is, in ,ticket pr nting operations, the shaft makes but a single ro-- tation. it also makes but a single rotation.
in clearing each ticket totalizer and print ing the total number on the summary strip,
but when two tickets are to be issued and in The various products can then be added together and the re- 7 operations to print totals or sub-totals from the cash totalizer, the shaft is permitted to make two rotations by mechanism hereinfully shown and described in Letters Patent of'the United States No. 1,242,170, granted to F. L. Fullenthepresent applicant, on August 9, 1917. It is sufficient to state that upon operation of a special key or adiustment of the lever 54 to certain positions, etching mechanism is disabled by movement of a plate 69 (Fig. 5) permitting the shaft 58 to be rotated a short distance clockwise (Fig. 8) by a spring 59, thereby releasing the driving mechanism and closing the motor circuit. The spring 59 acts through an arm 61 fast on the shaft 58 to oscillate the shaft an extent limited by a stud 62 on said arm and the upper end of a slot 63 in a plate 64. This plate also has a bayonet slot 65 through which projects a stud 66 on the rear end of an arm 67 pivoted at 68 to the side frame of the machine. 0n the arm 67 is a roller-71 projecting into a cam groove 72 formed in the side of a gear 73 rotatably mounted one stud 74 pro'ecting from the machine frame. The gear 3 meshes with a gear 75 fast to the driving shaft 57 and is twice the diameter of said gear 75 so that for each rotation of the driving shaft 57 the gear 73 makes half of a rotation. Near the end of each half rotation of the gear 7 3 the plate 64 is reci rocated by the cam oove 72 and arm 6 first downward and is en back to original position. of the engagement of the upper end of the slot 63 with the stud 62 the shaft 58 will be rocked slightly counterclockwise beyond the normal position in which it is shown in Fig. 8, the purpose being to restore the machine locking mechanism to efi'ective condition. and to release depressed keys as hereinafter explained.
,W'hen the driving mechanism-is to operate twice the plate Gels drawn forward so that the portion 81 of'the slot 65 is in alinement with the stud 66 during the first half of a rotation of the gear 73 in which position the shaft 58 is not moved. Shortly after the firsthalf rotation is completed the plate ea is restored to its ori inal position so that the movement'imparte' to the arm 67 during the second half of the rotation of the gear 73 will rock the shaft 58 backward as aboveexplained to lock-the driving mechanism against further movement and incidentally to release any depressed keys. The connections whereby the late 64 is moved to efiect the results state will be described later 1 On account Amozmt dflerential and statioh-total izez dz'fierentz'al.
The four 'banks of amount keys 50 (Fig. 1 control difierential mechanism which is illustrated and described in the parent application and also in Letters Patent of the United States No. 1,230,864 granted'to W. i
I A. Chryst on June 26, 1917.
The difierential mechanism for operating the two hundred and forty ticket totalizers is located tothe left of the amount keys 50 and is described in the parent application. These two differential mechanisms are not illustrated and described herein and reference may be had to said application for a description thereof.
Station printing type carriers.
The type carries for printing the names of the various stations are as best shown in Figs. 3 and 4, mounted in a drum 520 located in the lower front (Fig. 2) of the 'machine. The drum has a spline and groove connection 522 with a tube 523 rot-atablybring the row containing the. type carrier which is to print above a printing platen and is rotated by turning the tube 523.v to bring said type carrier into printing'.positlon.
Rotative movement is imparted to the '1 tube and drum by movement of the handle or lever 55 (Fig. 2). Rigid with the lever is atoothed segment 526 meshing with a gear 527 fast to a short shaft 528 journalled in the adjacent machine frame. Attached to the other end of the shaft is a gear 529 meshing with a lar er gear 530 journalled on a stud 531 carrie by the machine frame. This gear 530 in turn meshes with a gear 532 fastened to the'left end of the tube 523. The lever'55 is adjustable to forty difli'erent positions and this movement, through the intermediate gearing described, permits corresponding adjustment of the type carrier' drum 520. v
The endwise movement of the drum 520 along the tube 523 is imparted b means of the handle 56 (Figs. 3 and 4). This handle is rigidly secured to the rectangular frame 237 previously mentioned. The frame is slidably mounted on the tube 523 and a rod 536. Said rod is provided with six notches 537, one for each position to which handle 56 has a manually 'operable spring latch 538 tocooperate with these notches and thereby secure exact lateral alignment.
of the drum as a preliminary to the operation of the machine.
The station name printing type carriers 524 'are in the form of bars having their bases resting against the periphery of the drum. Each of the type bars has. a small yoke 541 of approximatdythe same length as the type bar. The side portions of'these yokes are fastened to the type bars. and extend through openings in the periphery of the drum.' Compressed between the cross plates of the yokes 541 and the periphery of the drum may be adjusted laterally and the the drum are springs 542 serving to hold the type bars in normal position that is,
against the drum. In printing operations the positioned type carrier is projected from the prriphery of the drum so thatonly the carrier which is to print will be-in position to cooperate with the printing platen.
The device for projecting the type carriers is in the form of a yoke, the cross bar 543 of which extends through the drum above the printing line. The side arms 544 of the yoke are fastened to a rock shaft 545 and are far enough apart on the shaft to permit endwise movement of the drum to any of the six positions. The cross bar has a portion 546 on its lower edge to engage the yoke 541 of the type bar which is to be projected and also has slots 547 to engage the side plates 548 of the drum. The bottoms of the slots 547 are beveled to engage notches formed in the plates 548. The arrangement vented by disabling the operating connections on cash total-and sub-total printing operations. In order to rock the shaft 545,
an arm 5481 attachedto the shaft has loosely connected thereto a link 549 (Figs. 3' and 13 The rear end of the link 549 is pivoted on a stud 550'on an arm 551 loose on the at eachoperation of the machinebut this is preshaft 418. The-'stud550 is normally engaged by a hook 553 on a link 554 pivoted at 555 to a bell crank 556, loose on a stud 428. The other arm of the bell crank 556 carries an anti-friction roller 558 j (Fig. 7) projecting into a cam groove 559 formed in the side of the disk 484 (attached to the driving shaft 57 The shape of the cam groove is such that at the beginning of an operation the bell crank 556 will be rocked counter-clockwise (Fig. 13) thereby swinging the bar 543 (Fig. 3) down to project the 4 posipositioned type carrier to printing 1 crank tion and lock the drum 52Q. The 10 556 is not returned to its original position until just at the end of the rotation of the shaft 57 so that the type carrier remains projected and the drum locked for substantially the entire rotation of the driving shaft. In cash total and sub-total taking operations the hook 553 is disengaged from the stud 550. As a result, the bar 543 will not be moved down and no type carrier 524 will be projected to print. The manner in which the hook is disengaged'will be described later.
Mechanismis providedwhereby if either the lever 55 or the handle 56 is, at an inter mediate position, operation of the machine will he preventd and an operation of either will be prevented during an operation of the machine. This machanism for the lever 55 is shown inFig. 20. Rigid with the lever is an arm 576 carrying a stud 577 suitably shaped to cooperate with teeth 578 in the outer edge of a plate 579, This plate is supported at its lower end by a pin 580 carried by an arm of a bell crank 585 pivoted at 581 to the frame 583. At its upper end the plate 579 is similarly supported at 582 on a bell crank 586 pivoted at 584. Pivoted at 587 and 588 to the bill cranks 585 and 586 respectively is a bar 589 having a shoulder 590 to cooperate with a shoulder 591 formed on a collar 592 attached to the rock shaft 58. This shaft it will be recalled controls the latching mechanism and in order to release the mechanism for the machine to operate the shaft must rotate in a clockwise direction as viewed in Fig. 20. As the lever 55 is moved from'one position to anotlrr the stud 577 will ride over the points of the teeth 578 thereby depressing the plate 579 and swinging the arms 585 and 586 and the bar 589 upward against the tension of aspring 593 to carry the shoulder 590 over the shoulder 591 and thereby prevent the releasing movement of the rock shaft 58. As the stud 577 passes into one of the notches between teeth 578, the spring 593 will withdraw the shoulder 590 so that the shaft 58 will be free to rock.
The devices whereby the machine is locked against operation if the. handle 56 is not correctly set are shown in Figs. 3 and 5. Attached to the rear of the frame 237 is a cross bar 601 having a tooth 602 for each of the six lateral positions of the frame, each tooth, when the frame is in the corresponding position, resting against a roller 603 on an arm 604 rigid with a sleeve 605 loose on the shaft 509. Near its right hand end the sleeve 605 (Fig. 5) carries a yoke 607, carrying a stud 608. As the frame 237 is moved awav from one of its six lateral positions the tooth 602 will be carried out of contact with the roller 603 and a spring 609 will rotate the sleeve 605 and yoke 607 to carry the stud 608 down to the rear of a tail 610 formed on a supporting arm 84 for a. temporary locking detent 82 of the special key bank. It is clear that this will prevent de ressing any of the special keys until the me 237' is again in one of the six'positions where a tooth 602 will be effective to hold the stud 608 up out of the path of the tail 610.
Printing mechanism. The printing mechanism is located in the base of the machine and comprises mechanism for printing tickets and feeding them through a slot 621 (Figs. 1 and 1 and mechanism for printing a summary strip which :is fed out through a slot 622.
The ticket strip passes from a supply roll (not shown) up through a guide 623 (Fig. 15) and between feeding rollers 624 and 625. The left hand ends of these two rollers are equipped with interme'shed gears 626 ahd 627 the latter meshing with a gear 628 at tached to a short shaft 629 journalled in up wardly extending portions 630 formed on the printer frame 631. Attached to the shaft 629 is a large gear 632 mesh'in with a gear 633 fastened to the driving 5 aft 57. The construction is such that for each rot-ation of the driving shaft 57 the two rollers 624 and 625 will be given a complete rotation. The roller 624 has flanges 634 which cooperate with the roller 625 to feed the ticket strip the distance required for a. single ticket. Positioned on the periphery of the roller 624 and between the flanges 634 is an electrotype which prints on the faces of the tickets the name of the railroad company and other invariable matter such as the name of thestation at which the machine is located.
From between the rollers 624 and 625 the ticket strip passes through a second chute or guide 635 (Fig. 16) over a stationary knife 636 and under a knife 637, rotatably mounted in a stationary frame 638. Rigidly attached to the right hand end of the knife 637 is an arm 639 (Figs. 15 and 19) connected to a pitman 640 slotted to engage the shaft 629 and carrying an antifriction roller 6411 projecting into a cam groove 6421 (Figs. 6, and 15) formed in the side of a disk 643 fastened to the shaft 629. The groove 6421 is so shaped as to draw the pit-v man 640 rearward as soon as the ticket has been fed by the rollers'624 and 625, thereby severing a ticket from the ticket strip.
As the ticket strip is fed over the knife 636 its forward'end is guided on to a table 641 (Fig.16) forming a part of a carriage for swinging the ticket back and forth between I the position where the name of the station to which the ticket is issued is printed and the 1 position where the amount and ticket numbers are printed. As the knife 637 is rotated and the ticket severed, the knife carries the rear edge of the ticket down in front of 2. lug 642 formed on a table 6431 which is also a part of the ticket carriage. The
tables 641 and 6431 are formed respectively on plates 644 and 6451 The plate 644 has a tail 646 which normall rests against a shoulder 647 formed on t e plate 645. .The
plate 645 is pivoted on a stud 648 attached to the upper end of a. link 650 and extending through a slot 6402 in the plate 644 and a slot 649 in a stationary guiding plate 6401. The lower end of the link 650 is connected at 651 with an arm of a bell crank 652 pivoted on a rod 653. To the other arm 654 of the bell crank a pitman. 655 is connected. This pitman is slotted to engage the shaft 629 and station printing type carrier at the station printing line 5411 (Fig. 15). The ticket carriage is then swun back part of the way toward its first position so as to bring the ticket in position to receive an impression from the amount and consecutive number t pe carriers at their printing line 54125 fter the impression 'last mentioned is taken, the carriage. is again swun toward the front. This movement, which is greater than the first forward movement, is to "release the ticket from the carriage and enage it with rollers 661 and 662 which are t en rotated to feed the ticket on out of the machine. The ticket is released from the swinging carriage by moving the tail 646 (Fig. 16) out of engagement with the shoulder 647 on the plate 645 so that movement of the plate 645 relative tothe plate 644 is permitted. During .this relative movement, the block 642 pushes the ticket forward into engagement with the rollers 661 and 662. The tail 646 is disengaged from the shoulder 647 by a stud 663 on the plate 644 coming in contact with a portion 664 of the stationary guiding frame. When i the" stud strikes the portion mentioned, the
tail 646 is swung up out of engagement with the stud 647 and the plate'644 is held stathe final movement'of the tionary during link650 and plate 645 to engage the ticket with the rollers 661 and 662. When the bell crank 652 and link 650 are returned to the starting (point the stud 648 will enga e of the slot 6402 and draw t e plate 644 along. A stop 665 on the guiding plate 6401 will, during the'final movement of the link 650, contact the stud 663 and swing the 'tail 646 back into engagement with the shoulder 647.
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Impressions from the station type carriers and the amount and number type carriers are taken by a laten 666 (Figs. 16 and 19) fastened to a s aft 667, journalled in side plates 668 with the ends of the shaft resting in open slots 669 in the u per ends of arms 670 fast'on a shaft 653. ivoted to an arm 6701 also fast on the shaft 653 is a pitman 671 Fi 16 and 18), slotted to straddle the s a 629. The pitman carries a roller 672 projecting into a, cam groove 673 in a'disk 674 rigid on the shaft 629. The groove 673 is so formed as to swing the arms 670 rearward shortly after the shaft 629 has completed the first half of its rotation.- By this time the ticket carriage will have carried the ticket to the printing line 5411 and back again to the printing line 5412 of the amount and number printing type" carriers. The arms 670 are then swung back to their original position- When the ticket carnageis swung forward to the printing line 5411, the platen 666 is raised to take an impression from the projected type carrier 524. When it is swung rearward into posit-ion to cooperate with the printing line 5412, the platen is again raised to print on the ticket the amount and ticket number. These impression taking movements of the platen are imparted by a plate 678-having a slot-675 cooperating with a stud 676 forming a pivotal connection between one of a pair of plates 668 in which the platen shafts 667 is journalled and a small arm 677 which is in turn .pivotedto one of the arms 670. Rigid with theplate 678 is a plate 1697 secured to a shaft 679 carryin an arm 680 having an adjustable connection 681 supporting the forward end of a pitman 682. Thep'itman 682 carries an anti-friction roller. 683 (Fig. 17) coopwith' a cam groove 684 in a cam disk 685 fast to the shaft 629. The groove 684 is so shaped as to rock the arm 680 and plate 678 twice, the first time in a clockwise direction Fig. 16) to raise the platen against the station printing typecarrier and the second time in a counter-clockwise di-' rection. to raise the platen against the amount and numberprinting type-carriers.
In the foregoing it was stated td'iat when the'tail 646 of the/ticket carriage plate was disengagedfrom the shoulder 647, the-plate 645 continued its movement, thereby causing the block' 642 to push the ticket into engagement with the feeding rollers 661 and 662. The roller 662 is a datin and numbering cylinder such as is fully s own and de- V U. S. Letters Patent 541 247, issued June 18, 1895, to W. Murphy. ,uch
cylinders have been used in. cash registers for many years and need no detailed .desoription here. It is suflicient to state that the roller 662 contains the usual dating and numbering type carriers. and knobs 6621 and struction is well known in the art.
6622 respectively for setting the date wheels and turning the consecutive numbering wheels to zero. After the ticket is in engagement with the rollers 661 and 662, the rollers are rotated, thereby causing the consecutive number and date to be printed on the back of, the ticket, further movement of the rollers feeding'the ticket out through the slot 621 in the base of the machine. In order to feed the tickets, the rollers 661 and 662 are provided with intermeshed' gears 686 and 687 respectively. Meshing with the gear 687 is a segment 688 pivoted to the printer frame at 689 and having a slot 690 to clear the rod 653. Pivotally connected to the segment 688 at 691 is a pitman 692. This pitman carries a roller 693 (Fig. 14). cooperating with acam groove 694 in a disk 695 fast to the shaft 629. The cam groove is shaped first to draw the segment rearward slightly so as to impart a slight reverse movement to the rollers 661 and 662 and is then given a forward thrust to rock the segment 688 and impart feeding and printing movement to the rollers. The segment 688 is then returned to its normal position.
In order to make it possible to prevent the tickets from being-fed in summary strip printing operations, the feeding roller 625 is mounted on an eccentric 696 (Fig. 15) which may be turnedby means of a knob .697 to move the roller 625 out of feeding Y con- The summary strip, which, it will be remembered is printed only in taking a statement from the machine, passes from a supply roll, not shown, up through a guide 701 (Figs. 15 and 16), under guides 702 and 703, around the platen roller 666, through a guide 704 and between the platen roller 666 and a feeding roller 705. The strip then passes through a guide 706 into a delivery chute 707. It is apparent that the summary strip is raised at each time the platen 666 is given an impression taking movement and that the strip would be printed upon at every operation of the machine if it were not for th fact that in ticketiprinting operations, the printing falls upon the tickets which are interposed between .the strip and the type carriers.
The strip is fed out of the machine by rotating the feeding roller 705. For this purpose the shaft 711, to which the feeding roller 705 is attached, is provided with ratchet 712 (Figs. 15 and 19). Loosely mounted on the shaft 711 is a plate 713 to which is pivoted a spring pressed pawl 714 cooperating with the ratchet 712. Rigid through the medium of a sleeve 7131 with the plate 713 is an arm 710 carrying a stud 715 normally cooperating with the curved edge 716 of an arm 717 pivoted as at 71 8 to an auxiliary frame 730. Pivoted we relationship with the roller 624. This side of the arm 717 is a link 719 con nected at 720 to an arm 721 fast on a tube 722 on the shaft 504. Pivoted to the stationary plate 730 (Figs. 15 and 19) is a hooked arm 723,' the forward end ofv which has a slot .724 engaging a stud 725. This stud is at tached to the side of the arm 717 and projects through;a slot 7181 in the frame, 730 into the slot 724. In preparing the machine forsummary strip printing operations, the total taking lever 54 will, through connections explained later, rock, the tube or sleev 722 counter-clockwise (Fig. 15) and thereby swing the arm 717 up out of engagement with the stud 715. This movement of the arm 717 will cause the stud 725 to swing the arm 723 down to position the nose 727 thereof in the path of th stud 715. When the platen arms 670 are swung rearward to amount and number printing position, the' stud 715 will engage the nose 727 and swing the arm 710 and plate 713 counter-clockwise about the shaft 711. During thiscounterclockwise movement, the pawl 714 will ride idly over ratchet 712. As the platen carrying arms 670 return to their forward position the stud 715 will be carried along the 'cam dge 728 and the arm 710 and plate 713 will be rotated about the shaft 711, thereby causing the pawl 714 to turn ratchet 712 and roller 705 to feed the summary strip.
The amount type carriers 731 and the ticket number printing type carriers 734 are shown in Figs. 15 and 13 respectively. However, the mechanism for positioning these type carriers is not shown and described herein, and reference may be had to the parent application for said description. As before pointed out, in operations to print cash totals or sub-totals on the summary strip, the mechanism for projecting thestation type carrier 524 which is at the time in printing position is disabled. The reason for this is that in printing amounts on the summary strip, the amounts fall in the space where the name of the station would otherwise appear. It is apparent that on the other hand the amount type carriers must be prevented from printing on the strip in all summary taking operations to list the names of the stations and the numbers taken from their respective totalizers. This is effected by turning the amount type carriers backward from zero so as to present blank portions at the printing line. as was fully illustrated and described in the parent application.
Total later and cOnfmUin/g mechanism.
The total lever 54 and mostof the controlling mechanism associated therewith is fully shown and described in the Fuller patent previously referred to and only those features of this mechainsm which are directly involved in the. present invention
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