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Nov. 16 1926. 1,607,435
T. CARROLL TICKET PRINTING AND ISSUING MECHANISM Filed Oct. 27, 1919 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 9 FIG-.1
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T. CARROLL TICKET PRINTING AND Issume MECHANISM Filed Oct. 27, 1919 4 Shets-Sheet 3 Ewwwtoz THOMAS C AROLL Nov. 16 1926. I I
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I 4 Sheets-shat 4- Filed om 27, 1919 ado a. $6 or 5 XMSZ U POS6 classes or prices Patented Nov. 16, 1928.
TF'ZOI'AS CARROLL, OF DAYTQE, OHIO,v ASS NATIONAL ILIAR YLAND.
REGISTER COMPANY, GE DAYTON, CHIC, A CORPCILATIGIJ OF TICKET PRINTING AND ISSUZNG IKECHANESME.
Application filed October 27, 1-539.
"IlOH relates to ticket issuing has more particular relation of ticket. issuing machines ior use in issuing tickets for railstcaniship lines or analogous uses. general object. of the present inven tion is to provide an efi'icient and compact machine i. r use in railroad stxtions to issue ets good only between the. station at h the machine is located and other estabd stations. t will readily be seen that the present embodiment'is capable of other such for instance. as on steamship lines. eiry lines and other lines of local travel, in "act in any place WllGlE-X tickets of dliieent are employed.
it is also one of the objects of this invention to control by the destination device or matrices, the actuation of the and indicating mechanism of the and described in United States Letters Pat out No. 1,302,509 issued May 6, 1919, to
Thomas Carroll.
In Uni ed States Let crs Pat-cut No. 1
i Gd July 15, 1919, to Haali'on A. hfiaitin. th re is shown and described a term in mechanism embodying dedestination devices or i differential E18Cl1221l In the present similar tschable which control actuating totalizing means. invention destination devices oi" a typ are employed.
l lith these and incidental. objects in vieiv,
the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations of parts, the essential elements of which are set for h in appended clziiinis, and a preferred form of embodiment of which hereinafter described with reference to the dra vings which accompany and form part of the specification.
Of said drau 'ings:
Fig". 1 is a front elevation of the niachine embodying the present invention with the cabinet removed.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the machine with part of the indicator mechanism omitted for the sake of clearness.
Fig. 3 is a detail 01? the cam for restor ng tripped transfer devices to Serial Ho. 333,533.
actuating the diticw tially and complementarily movable nie Fig. 8 is an enl' view of a one Way chine.
Fig. 9' is section taken on the line 99 (Fig. 1) lookin the direction of the arrows, but hai'inc a. part of the indicator mechanism omitted.
Fig. 10 is a detail oi the indicator mecha nism omitted in Figs. 6 and 9.
Fig. 11 is detail of the indicator aligncain. u
his. 12 is cain.
Fig. 13 is a detail of the ribbon feed and knife operating cam.
Fig; 14 is a detail perspective view of one 01": the destination devices.
Fig. 15 is a detail View showing the electroplat-e which is secured to the bottom of the destination device.
The machine in the drawings is constructed to add amounts of three denominational orders although its capacity may readily be increased Without departing from the invention.
it is customary with a machine of this type'to issue tickets of different classes. To accomplish this, separate destination devices are provided for each class.
The printing of the tickets is performed by destinationdevices which are in the form of detachable devices separately insertibl'e into the machine, one of these devices of each. class being provided for each station taken care of by the machine. hen a ticket is to be issued, the destination device Jere. rged detail of" the front ticket issued by the maa detail of they platen operating for printing on the ticket the desired class of the machine a ticket 1s fed over a platen in a platen carrying frame and then severed from the ticket strip. The platen frame subsequently is elevated to carry the ticket into engagement with the destination device to print therefrom.
' While the destination device is in position to print on a ticket it is in cooperative relationship with the projections of differentially and complementarily movable members. The differential mechanism con trolled by the destination device is employed to actuate a totalizer and also indicators. The destination devices are provided with amount determining means Which in the present instance are in the form of pins placed in different positions corresponding to the value of the tickets issued. Upon operation of the machine the projections on the differentially and complementarily movable members move forward into contact with the pins.
Cooperating with the pins in the destination devices or matrices are three pairs of movable members, one member of each pair carrying a total retaining device actuating rack. An invariably moved driving device caries the members forward until projections on their forward ends engage the differentially arranged pins in the destination devices or matrices and then returns the members to zero. The arrangement of the pins is such that while the combined movement of the members of each pair is always ten steps the movement of the member carrying; the actuating rack is in direct proportion to the value of the ticket issred. For example, if a ticket, whose value is eight cents, is issued the rack carrying member will be caused to move eight steps and its companion in mber two steps (h ring the subsequent operation of the mach ne while if the value of the ticket be two cents the actuator member will have two steps of movement and it companion member eight steps of movement. the ten steps of combined movement are contro ed bv the pins in adding operations, the tenh step being controlled by totalizer elements to effect transfers. The total retain ingr device in the present embodiment is in the form of a totalizer. During the movement of the different ally and complementarilv moved members the amount repre"ented by-the position of the pins in the destination devices or matrices is entered on the total zer. The transfer mechanism for the totalizer is so constructed that as a totalizer element pas es from 9 to O a stop will be se" to arrest the movement of the companion member for the actuating member of the next higher order one step short of normal or Zero position. thereby causing the higher actuating member to move one step farther than it otherwise would to turn the higher rder adding wheel an additional division.
Only nine of Each amount entered on the totalizer is set up on indicators and displayed in the usual way. These indicators are of the short movement type, that is, they are moved directly from their last indicating positions to the positions indicating the new qint. The indicators are turned by operat. \Z- ments actuated through links having and pin connections with the rack beai movable members. liflovement of the 1 Y 7 bearing members in one direction W -i;.l rotate the indicators from lower to higher p0 sition. The indicators are turned in the opposite direction by pivoted levers operatively connected to the companion members in such a way that while the members are all moving in the same direction the upper ends of the levers will be moved in the op posite direction. During this opposite movement the upper ends of the levers will contact with the pins on the links to turn the indicators from lower to higher positions, the levers and the slots in the actuating members cooperating at the end of the for ward movement of the member to positively limit the rotation of the indicators.
Driving mechanism.
The machine in the drawings is shown as constructed to be driven by means of an operating crank (Figs. 1 and 2) turning in a clockwise direction and f a tened to the main driving shaft 31 journalled in the side frames 32 and carrying the main driving mechanism of the machine. Any other form of driving means, however, may be provided. An auxiliary driving shaft'34 (Figs. 1 and 9) opcrates the ticket feeding mechanirm and another driving shaft operates the printing mechanism and also the knife mechanism.
Connecting the shafts and 35 with the main driving shaft 31 is a train of gears (Figs. 2 and 9), one of which is a ma n driving gear 33 fastened to the shaft 31 and meshing with an in amediate gear pivoted upon a stud 41 in the frame member 42. Meshingwith gear 3 and secured to the shaft 34 is a gear 43 (Fig. 2). Also fastened to said shaft and to the right of frame member 42 is a gear 44 meshing with a gear 45 (Fig. 9) secured to a shaft 46, said shaft being freely mounted in frames 42 and 47.
Freely mounted upon a stud 51 (Fig. 9) and in mesh with gear 45 is an intermediate gear 52 which also meshes with agear 53 secured to a drive shaft 35 to operate the printing and knife mechanism hereinafter described.
Destination devices.
A large number of destination devices are used, as one device is provided for each lit.
class of tickets issued to each of the stations taken care of by the machine. Each of the usual classes of tickets may be represented by a destination device, such for example as Half fare, Full fare, Round trip, @ne way, Fxcursion, etc.
Each destination device 89 (Figs. 2 and 6) is provided with pins 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 and .70. arranged in pairs, there being one pair of pins for each denomination relatively arranged to correspond to the value of the tickets issuer. These pins are the deternfiining elements in accumulating various items representing different values of tickets issued, the mechanism for which is hereinafter described.
T he bottom side of each destination dev ce S9 is provided with a suitable electroplate 101 (Figs. 9 and for printing a ticket 91 (Fig. 8). The data contained on these electroplates is shown by the small ticket- 91, and includes the name 92 of the railroad or steamship line. the name of the place 93 at which the ticket is issued, the destination 9%, the amount 95 paid for said t cket and a symbol 96 denoting the class of ticket, in this case it being a one way full fare ticket.
A plate 97 (Fig. 1) containing the name of a destination and the class of ticket, attach d to the front end of each destination e device serves as a guide in selecting a desion device and the proper end of sa d device for insertion in a chute 98. A further means for preventing the insertion of the destination device incorrectly are the guide grooves 99 (Figs. 1 and 1a) in which the hips 105 (F g. 1) of the chute 98 s ide.
he destination device 89 is held in its inserted position during the operation of the machine by a knife blade 100 (Figs. 1, 2 and 9) which at the beginning of the rotation of the operating crank is elevated to a pos tion partially closing the opening in the chute 98 in which pos tion it remains until near the end of the rotation of the op erating crank when it returns to its normal position permittina the removal of the ties t "tion dev ce. The means for operating sa'd knife blade 100 is hereinafter described.
To remove the destination device 89 from the chute 98 the fingers are placed upon said device 89 through the opening in the top of the chute 98 (Fig. 2) and by a slight motion of the fin i ers said destination device will slide through the opening in the front of able it to be easily withdrawn.
Di erentz'aZ mechanism.
As previously stated, the differential mechanism comprises a plurality of pairs of differentially and complementarily movable members. Each of these pairs comprises a rack bar member .106 1, 2. 6 and 9) the chute 98 a sufficient distance to en.
and a companion member 107. bers of each pair are close together and have slots 108 and 109 surrounding respectively a rock shaft 90 and the driving shaft 31. Extending through the slots 109 is a rod '2: supported at each end in a pitman 71 (Figs. 2, 6 and 7). Both of these pitmans are slotted at their rear ends to engage studs '75 fastened. to extensions 80 (Figs. 2 and 6) on the rear machine frame 81 and at their forward ends are slotted to the driving shaft 31. Mounted on the rod 7% is a pinion 110 (Fig. 9) for each pair of members. These pini-ons mesh with racks 111 and 112 fastened respectively to the actuating members 106 and companion members 107. Each of the pitmans 71 carries a roll 72 (Figs. 2, 6 and 7) which projects into a cam slot 113 in disk 57. The disks 5? are fixed on shaft 31 and rotate in a clockwise direction. The cam grooves 113 are so shaped that at a rotation of the shaft 31 the pitmans 71 will be moved forward and then back an invar able extent. This movement of the pitmans 71, because of the engagement of the pinions 110 with the racks of the complementarily movable members will carry the members forward until they are arrested by projections 11% and 115 (Fig. 6) on their forward ends engaging pins and 66, 67 and 68, or 69 and differentially arranged on the destination device.
2 shows a destinat on device properly placed in the machine and having the pins positioned so as to record an item of $.59, which item is shown on the sample ticket (Fig. On referring to the first pair of complementarily movable members on the right (Fig. 2) when the rod 7 1 and pinons 110 (Fig. 9) are drawn forward the complementarily movable member 107 will move forward one step into engagement with the pin 65 which will retain member 107 while its companion member 106 will move forward nine steps into engagement with the pin 66. During the operation of the middle or second pa r of complementarily movable members the member 10'? will move forward five steps into engagement with pin 67 while its companion member 106 will move forward five steps into engagement with pin 68. In the operation of the third pair of complementariiy movable members the member 10'? will travel forward ten steps to engage with the pin. 69 and therefore its companion member 106 will not move forward but will remain in its norr or home position being held there by enga ement with pin 7 0. Movement of one of the members after the other has been stopped is of course, due to the fact that during the remainder of the forward movement of the rod 7%, the pinion 110 will rotate about the rod and will also roll along the rack attached to the member held stationary.
The mem The construction is such that when the rod 71- reaches the limit of its forward movement the elements 106 and 107 will both be held firmly in engagement with the pins in the d stination devices. In zero operations. it will be recalled, the elen'ients 106 are held stationary by the pin on the left in each pair, as is shown by pin (Fig. 2), while the elements 107 are given the full ten steps of movement. hen the elements 106 and 107 are returned to their rearward positions they will both be arrested positively, as hereinafter explained. The construction is such that movement of members 106 is always positively controlled. This is a valuable feature of the construction as the members 106 carry actuating racks 1-16 for operating the totalizers and the positive control of the members prevents any chance of wrong ad dition by making it impossible for the actnating members to be given a wrong extent of movement.
Totalz'ez'ng device.
A full detail description of the totalizer is given in the Carroll patent previously referred to, and it will be only briefly referred to herein.
The totalizing device is carried in a rock frame 117 (Figs. 2, 6 and 9). This frame comprises a yoke having mounted therein two hubs 118 pinned to a shaft 119 journaled in the side frames 32. Said frame 117 has on its left side an arm 120 extending downward and to the rear, and mounted near the end is a cam roll 121 which engages with a cam slot- 122 formed in the cam 59 fixed to the driving shaft 31. (Figs. 2 and 5.) The cam slot 122 is so shaped that at each rotation of the driving shaft he totalizer frame 117 will be rocked, first counter clockwise (Figs. 6 and 9) and then clockwise. The first of these movements of the frame 117 enga es the totalizer with the raclrs 116 on members 106 and occurs after the actuating members 106 have been differentially positioned under the control of the stops 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 and 70 (Figs. 2 and 6) so that when the members 106 are returned to their rearward positions the racks 116 will operate the totalizer wheels 12-3.
The totaliz-er adrlingwheels 12. ably mounted on a shaft 12% (Figs. 1. 2, 6 and 9) journaled in the frame 117. Rigid with each of the three lower order adding wheels is a pinion 125 adapted to engage the teeth 116 of the member 106. The other three wheels of higher order receive the overflow from the first three wheels and are affected directly by movement of the next lower order adding elements.
The mechanism for effecting transfers from lower to higher orders will next be briefly described. The units and tens of cents adding elements of the totalizer control re- 1 are rotatspectively the actuating members 106 of the tens of cents and units of dollars orders to cause the actuating members to have an added step of movement when transfers are to be turned in. This transfer mechanism is substantially the same as that disclosed in the U. S. Patent to Carroll, 1,265,301, granted May 7 1918, to which reference may be had for a more complete disclosure. comprises a hub 220 on each lower totalizer wheel provided with a recess "and tooth 221 for cooperation with a locking plate 222 and a toothed plate 223 secured together and cooperating with pins 22 1 and 225 on the plates 106 and 107 in the usual manner. The transfers to the fourth, fifth and sixth adding elements are effected directly by movement of the next lower order adding elements.
The transfer elements are restored to their normal position after a transfer is made as the shaft 90 (Fig. 6) is rocked in a clockwise direction by a cam 54 (Figs. 1, 2 and 3). Engaging with said cam 541 is a cam roll 63 carried on a stud mounted in a pitman 62. The forward end of pitman 62 is pivoted on a stud 73 mounted in an arm 64; (Figs. 1, 2 and 6). The arm 64 is pinned to the shaft 90 and will rock said shaft at the proper time during the rotation of the cam 5 1.
The actuating members 106 are aligned at the end of their rearward movement by an aligning frame 79 pivoted on the rod '78 journaled in the tie bar 81. The cross mem ber of the aligning frame 7 9 is beveled at its upper edge to engage with notches 82 in the lower edges of the actuating members 106. As shown there are two notches on each of these members, the rear notch being in po' sition to co-operate with the aligning frame 79 when no transfers have been turned in, the other or forward notch being in position to be engaged when the actuating member 106 has been given an additional step of movement rearward to turn in a transfer. This aligning frame 79 is operated by an arm 76 (Figs. 1, 2, 1 and 6) secured thereto and carrying in its upper end a cam roll 7 T which engages with an open cam 56. This cam is so shaped. as to rock the aligning frame 7 6 into engagement with the notches 82 in the actuating members 106 at -,the proper time for alignment. it the beginning of each rotation of the cam the roller 77 will be freed, thereby allowing the arm 76 and aligning frame to drop far enough to disengage the aligning frame 79 from the notches 82. As the cam 56 completes its rotation it will ride under the roller 77 and restore the arm 76 and aligning frame 79 to normal effective position.
' Indicating mechanism.
The indicators 12 9 (Figs. 1 and 10) for indicating the various amounts registered are rotatably mounted on a shaft 130 extending laterally across the top of the machine. Fast to each indicator is a pinion 131 meshing with a segment 132 loose on a rod 88. Rigid with each segment is an arm 133 (Figs. 6, 9 and 10) to which is pivoted a link 134 carrying a pin 135 engaging a slot 136 in the actuating member 106. Co-opcrating with the pin 135 is a lever 137 pivoted on the shaft 31 and bifurcated at its lower end to engage a roller 138 on an e); tension 139 of the element 107. The arrangement is such that when the members 106 and 107 are moved forward the upper end of the lever 137 will be swung rearward, the upper end of the lever and the rear end of the slot 136 co-operating to move the pin 135 and indicator setting link 134 directly from the positionin which the were left by the last operation to anew posi-' tion. At the end of the forward movement of the members 106 and- 107 both the rear end of the slot 136 and the upper end of the lever 137 will be in engagement with the pin 135 so that the extent of the rotation of the indicator will be positively limited.
The indicators are normally held adjusted ylocking arms 140 (Fig. 10) attached to the shaft 88 and engaging the teeth of an aligning element 141 rigid with each of the indicators. The shaft 88 is rocked to engage and disengage the aligning arms 140 by a cam groove 142 (Fig. 11) in the disc 58. (lo-operating with this cam groove is a roller 143 on a pitman 84 pivoted at its upper end to an arm 87 attached to the shaft 88. The cam groove 142 is so shaped that the indicator locking arms 140 will be moved and held out of engagement until the elements 106 and 107 have all completed their forward movement. The locking arms are then returned to engagement so as to hold indicators in the positions to which they have just been adjusted.
Printer.
The ticket 91 (Fig. 8) is severed from a ticket strip 146 (Fig. 9) coming from a supply roll (not shown) preferably placed below the printing mechanism. The strip 146 passes between a feed roll 147 freely mounted upon the shaft 34, and a feed rolll48, fixedly mounted upon the shaft 46. The feed roll 148'is provided with a flange 149 at each end of the roll. During the rotation of the roll 148 and at the proper time the flange 149 will con-tact the strip 146; and holding it in contact with the feed roll 147, causes the strip to travel forward between an impression platen 150, and the destination device and through an opening in the knife blade 100. The flange 149 on the roll 148 ;is of sui'iicient length to issuea ticket of desired size. During the time ofrotationof the. feed roll 1.48 in which the flange 149 does not contact the upper feed roll 147, the ticket strip will remain stationary.
On the bottom side of the destination device 89 is fastened an electroplate (not shown) which prints the ticket as shown in Fig. 8. The impression platen 150 is supported by a downwardly projecting member 151 (Figs. 9 and 12) forked at its lower end so as to be guided by the shaft 35, and having a slot 152 in the upper end surrounding a rod 153. Being guided by the shaft and rod 153 the platen 150 is elevated to make an impression upon the strip 146, by a cam groove 154 (Fig. 12) in the disc 60. Engagingsaid cam groove 154 is a cam roll 155 carried on a stud mounted in the member 151. During the rotation of the disc and at the proper time the cam groove 154 will cause the impression platen 150, to make an impre rion from the electroplate upon the ticket strip 146. m
I For the purpose of making a legible inipression upon the ticket to be issued, an inking ribbon is placedbetween the ticket strip and the electroplate. Said ribbon 156 (Figs. 1, 2, 6 and 9) is fed at right angles to he ticket strip 146 from one roller to another and over guide studs 159 projecting from the frame of the printer and when it is entirely unwound from one roller, the feeding mechansim automatically shifts to a p sition to rewind the ribbon on to the roller from which it was unwound. The drawings show the inking ribbon 156 about to be unwound from roller 157 and placed on roller 158.
The ribbon rollers 157 and 158 are freely mounted upon studs 162 projecting from the frame members 42 and 47, (Fig. 1) each roller carrying at its forward end a bevel pinion 163 which engages with a driving pinion 164. These driving pinions 164 are secured on the ends of a horizontal shaft 165 journaled in lugs 166 projecting from the frame members 42 and 47. This shaft 165 is iven a ste b ste rotatin motion in a clockwise direction by having securely mounted thereon a ratchet wheel 167 (Figs 1, 2 and 9) which is moved the space of one tooth each time a ticket is issued. Engaging said ratchet 167, and for the purpose of conveying motion to the same is a pawl 168 pivoted on a stud 169 mounted on the clownwardly extending arm of a bell crank 170 (Figs. 9 and 13) and held in engagement with the ratchet 1.67 by a spring 171. Said bell crank 170 is fast on the rod 153 andis given anoscillating motion-by having a cam roller 172 engaging witha groove 173 in a disc'61 secured onthe shaft 35.v For the purpose of preventing a retrogrademotion, of the ratchet 167 (Fig.- 9) a retain-inglpawl 174 engages with the lower side of said ratchet. Said pawl 174 is pivoted onfai stud'1-75 mounted in the frame member 47 and is held in contact with the ratchet 167 by a spring 176.
Referring to Figs. 1 and 2 it can be seen that the bevel pinion 16% on the left hand end of shaft is in engagement with its companion bevel pinion 163, while the pinion on the right hand end of said shaft 165 is dis engaged from its companion pinion 163. In this position the inking ribbon 156 will be unwound from the roll 157 and rewound upon the roll 158. The engaging and disengaging of the bevel pinions is automatically effected by pins 177 fastened near the ends of the inking ribbon 156. As a pin 177 comes into contact with a formed member 17 8 pivoted on a stud 179 mounted in the end of a lever 180, it raises said member 178 upward swinging the lever'180 on its pivot 181. The 180 is conveyed to swinging motion of lever the horizontal shaft 165 by a downward projecting arm 182 carrying a pin 183 which engages with flanges 18-1 of a collar 185 pinned to the shaft 165. Fig. 1 shows the lever just after ha ing been swung by the pin 177 thereby disengaging the bevel pinion on the right side and engaging the pinions on the left side. After the ribbon has been almost entirely unwound from the roll 157 a pin identical with pin 177 and carried near the right hand end of the ribbon will contact with the formed member 178 on the right and shift the bevel pinions into their other positions.
For the purpose of holding the bevel pinions in engagement during the rotating motion of same, there are formed in the collar 185, two annular grooves 186, in one or the othenof which grooves an arm 187 engages. Said arm 187 is mounted upon the platen member 151 and is raised and lowered with said platen at each operation of the machine. At the time the arm 187 is out of engagement with the collar 185 the shaft 165 is permitted to slide either to the right or to the left as the case be, under the 'action of the lever 180 herebefore described.
The opening in the knife, blade 100 through which the ticket 91 passes in being fed from the machine, is provided with a bevel cuttingedge 190 (Figs. 1 and 9) on the top side ofthe open with the ticket in its do vard motion and with the aid of the stationary knife 191., whose upper edge is beveled, the ticket 91 is severed from the strip 1 16. The knife blade 100 is raised lowered by an arm e shaft 153 anda companion an arm of the bell crank The shaft 170 which' 192 pinned to th arm 193 forn l V 170 also pinned to the shaft 153. 153is rocked by the bell crank engages with theca-m 173 hereinbefore described. The knife plate 100 is 'EYO'vi-ClQCl with openings 194' into which the rounded ends195 of the arms 192 and 193 extendto ig which contacts engage with said knife to raise and lower the same. Said knife blade 100 is guided in its motion by lugs 196 at each end, the lugs being a part of the frame members 1-2 and 47.
Operation.
In order that the operation of the machine may be understood better, a resume of its operation when a local ticket is to be issued will briefly be given.
To operate the machine to issue a local ticket, the ticket seller inserts he proper destination device into the chute 98 (Figs. 1, 2, 6 and 9) and operates the crank 30. After completion of an operation the destination device is removed from the machine. Of course, if it is desired to print more than one ticket of the same class and for the same destination the inserted destination device is permitted to remain in the machine until after the last ticket is issued.
The insertion of the destination device in to the machine unlocks the machine for operation as its rear end engages and moves the lower end 200 of a bell crank lever 201 fulcrumed on the shaft 90 (Fig. 9). The rearward extending member 202 of said bell crank lever is formed near its end to hook into a notch 203 of a disc 204 which is mounted upon and pinned to the main driving shaft 31. A spring 205 will cause said bell crank lever to swing in a clockwise direction when the destination device is removed, lowering the hooked end of said lever into the notch 203 of the disc a Each destination device is provided with a notch 207 (Fig. 1a) in one of its side edges, into which a latch member 208 (Fig. 9) will fall when the destination device is inserted into the machine. This latch memher 208 is pivoted upon the shaft 3 1 and by action of a spring 209 will normally be held in a position as shown in Fig. 9. An upward projecting arm 210 of the member 208, will engage with a notch 211 in a disc 212 secured to the shaft 31. whenever the destination device is slightly out of its proper operating position, and thereby prevent an operation of the machine.
Extending to the rear of the machine and being a part of said member 208, is an arm. 213, the end of which is formed with an angle face 214, with which. a pin 215 projecting from the side of the disc 212 engages, as the disc rotates in the clockwise direction thereby causing said arm 21 to rock in a similar direction to raise the 1. 208, outof the notch 207 in the destim. device, at which time the spring actor, bell crank lever 201 will move the destinationdevice slightly forward. At the same timejthe hook part "leverwill drop into the notch 203 in the 202 of said bell crank disc and prevent further operation of the machine until the destination device is again placed in proper operating position.
The destination device 89, having been properly placed in the chute 98 of the ma chine, the operator gives the crank 30 one complete turn in a clockwise direction. Immediately on starting the operating crank the cam 61 raises the knife blade 100 to a position which locks the destination device in position until after the actuating rack 106 and its companion plate 107 are moved forward into contact with the stop pins projecting from the top of the destination devices. After the actuating rack has come to a stop on its forward movement the totalizer is rocked into engagement with the actuating racks following which the actuating rack and its companion plate are returned to their normal position thereby entering in the totahzer an amount represented by the position of the stop pins in the destination device.
As the actuating plates are moved forward. to their stopping positions, the indicators are rotated by the segments 13? through the link connection 134i to the acinating plates. The forward stopping position of the actuating plates determines the position of the indicators. The indicators being placed in their new position an al k pawl 140 which is held out of engagement with the disc 141 during the setting up of the indicators is again brought into a notch in the disc ldl by the rocking of the shaft 88 by a pitman 84: and the cam 85.
There is fastened on the under si'o each destination device,a suitable elo.--rolate for the purpose of printing data on the ticket as shown in Fig. 8. [is the ticket lies between the electroplate and the impression platen, the platen is raised to print the ticket during the early part of the turning of the operating crank, by the cam 60 rotating with the shaft 35, which isg ared to main operating shaft 31. After printing the ticket the platen is lowered to its normal position and the ticket is fed forward by the feed rollers 147 and 148 a distance equal to the length of the ticket, after which the knife blade 100 is lowered, severing the ticket from the strip.
While the form mechanism herein shown and described is admirably adapted to fulfill the object primarily stated, it is to be understood that it is not intended to confine the invention to the one form of embodiment herein disclosed, for it is susceptible of embodiment in various forms all coming with in the scope of the claims which follow.
hat is claimed is,
1. Ina machine of the class described, the combination of an insertable destination device adapted to print on a ticket, a plunism and ticket value registerii rality of pairs of differentially and complementarily movable members, and means on said destination device for controlling the movement of said members.
2. In a machine of the class described, the combination of an insertablcdestination device containing a group of stops for each denominational order of an amount volved and a plurality of sets of complementary and differentially movable members, controlled by said stops.
3. In a machine of the class described, the combination of an accounting device, item entering mechanism therefor comprising a lnrality of pairs of members having differential relative movements, means for actuating the members, and a destination device having differentially positioned proiections arranged in pairs to represent the different digits and controlling said mem bers to enter amounts in the accounting device.
l. In a machine of the class described the combination of an indicating device, item ill.-
entering mechanism therefor comprising a plurality of pairs of members having differential relative movements, means for actuating the members, and a destination device containing projections positioned in pairs to represent the different digits and controlling said members to display amounts by the indicating device.
5. A normally detached inscrtable destination device comprising a plurality of stops arranged to control differentially and coinplementarily movable members.
6. An amount controlling d stination device comprising a plurality of laterally arranged pairs of projections corresponding in number with the number of denominations in the amount involved.
7. In a machine of the class described, a plurality of pairs of complementarily movable members, a single stop device on each member of each pair, and a single means cooperating with all of said stop devices for controlling the movements of said members.
8. In a ticket printing and issuing machine, means for registering the value of tickets issued, an insertable destination device for controlling said registering means, and means for severing said tickets and for locking said destination device in position within the machine. I i
9. In a machine of the class described volving ticket printingand issuing mechamechanism, an insertable controlling device,and ticket severing knife-adapted to be moved into position upon operation of the machine, to lock said device in inserted position. In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
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