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1. SAN GSTER. Fare-Register.
Patented Sept. 14, 1875.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 167,623, dated September 14, 1875; application filed August 2, 1875.
To all whom it may concern: resents a front view of the mechanism below Be it known that I, JAMES SANGsTER. of the face for operating the register and sound- I Dufialo, in the county of Erie and State 0t ing the alarm. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of lNew York, have n vent 1d certain new and the bell and its striking mechanism, the part usefullmproyementsinFare-ltegisters, which for supporting the stationary pin being in improvements are fully set forthin the fo lowsection. Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of the ing specification, reference being had to the ratchet-disks; Fig. 5, a thin plate to be placed accompanying drawings. between them. Fig. 6 is a side elevation of This invention relates to certain improvethe registering-box on a smaller scale; Fig. 7, men is in fare-registers for cars, but more espea front view of the friction-spring for the regoiallyforstreet-cars,wherethereisasmallnnmisters; and Fig. 8, a vertical section through berof different fares. Its object is to provide the register-disks, friction-plate, spring, and the means for recording every fare collected, plate 'for supporting them.
and to show clearly to the passenger that the A is the register 5 B, the face of the same; proper fare has been recorded by the conb 1), two openings therein for showingthe doctor; and it consists, first, in the combinakind of fare recorded. This answers where tion of a hell or other equivalent means for only two different fares are to be represented,
produc ng an alarm, a pawl, and handle for there being as many openings Z2 1) as there opeiating it, and a movable disk or plate for are different fares to be shown. C is the movshowing to the passenger, by presenting a able disk. It is fastened to the face B on the number or word through an opening for the inside by a pin, 0. The large number, 5, on purpose, that the rightfare has been recorded, its face, which is exposed, would represent a there being upon the disk a number of fig five-cent fare. It will be readily seen that if ures or words showing the exact amount of the plate 0 be moved upon its center until each and every fare used on the road, the arthe figure 3 (shown in dotted lines) comesinto rangement beingsuch thatevery timearecord view at the opening b, the large figure, 5, of a fare is made the corresponding number would slide past the openings band be covrepresenting it will be presented, so as to be ered, which would represent that a three-cent plainly seen, and so that said number or charfare had been recorded. The plate 0 is moved aoter will remain in sight until a di ferent only when a diti'erent fare from the one exfare has been registered. posed is registered. d represents a thin strip The second part of my invention relates to projecting down from the face on the lower the alarm device; and it consists in the combination, with the mechanism for moving the register, of a spring having the hammer connected thereto and a thin plate set at an angle or curved with a stationary pin, the arrangement being such that when the recording device is moved forward until the end of said plate passes the pin, it springs past it, and a blow is struck by the hammer upon the bell. 0n the return movement said plate passes onto the opposite side of the stationary pin until its opposite end springs by it. The length of said plate can be re 'ulated so that the alarm cannot be given until the action of the registering device is complete.
In said drawings, Figure 1 is a front view of the register, representing the movable disk or plate in dotted lines, by which the fare recorded is shown to the passenger. Fig. 2 repferent fare. d is a pin projecting upward from each of the registering levers D D. A movement of the lever D in Fig. 1 toward against d and move 0 so as to cover the large figure 5, and present figure 3, at the same time operating the registering mechanism for the three-cent fares, and so the five-cent fares are operated or presented and registered by moving the lever D, as there is a separate register for each rate of fare. The face or cover B is hinged to the case at B The dotted lines 0 e in Fig. 2 show the position of the ratchet-registering disks F. ff represent two pawls on the levers D and D, for operating said disks. They are kept in place by the springs f. The registering-disks are represented in Figs. 4 and 8, F being the larger side of O, of which there is one for each dif-' the letter E will cause the pin dto press one, and F the small one. G is a thin plate, made so as to fit the pin and be held stationary, so that when placed between F and F it will prevent the movement of one from in terfering with the other. H is an opening through the disk F, of which there are four, as shown, for the purpose of exposing the figures on the smaller disk, the arms 71. being so placed as not to interfere with said figures. 1 is a friction-spring for holding the disks, so that they will not move unless moved by the proper means. The whole a e 00 inected to the pins L, as shown in Fig. 8. The registering-disks are entirely covered by a hinged cover, M, shown by dotted lines, Fig. 6, except a small opening for each register, similar to that shown by dotted lines N, Fig. 4. F represents a deep notch in disk F, which allows the pawl to reach into a notch in the smaller disk F and push it one tooth forward, after which it remains stationary until the notch F by the revolution of the disk reaches the pawl again. The registering numbers are arranged as shown in Fig. 4. The register is there represented as capable of registering from one to fifteen hundred and sixty, although the same arrangement may be used for more or less. The large disk has forty teeth and thirty-nine numbers, advancing by one, a blank space, a, being between the first and last numbers. The smaller disk has also forty teeth and numbers opposite thirty-nine of them, beginning with forty and advancing by forty to fifteen hundred and sixty, leaving a blank space, -m, similar to n in F. In the large disk every movement of one tooth ahead indicates one, and every such movement of F indicates fotLy. As shown in Fig. 4, the register indicates that F has moved ahead one notch, and consequently, F has made one revolution or to rty notches forward, thereby indicatin g forty. In staiuing, the blank m would be where the '40 row is, and the numbers only on F would be en until 39 had been reached. The alarm mechanism is shown in Figs. 2 and 3. O is the bell. P represents a bell-hammer spring,
connected to the lever D. p is the bell-hammer. Q is a projecting strip or plate of thin metal, fastened to the hammer and spring I. It represents the stationary pin, by which the hammer is operated while moving the levers for registering. It is connected to the crossbrace J. In Figs. 2 and 3the bell-hammer is represented in its forward movement just after striking a blow. In its backward movement the point S of the plate Q springs back over the pin It, and assumes the position shown by the dotted lines 26. A forward movement will now force the hammer away from the bell until the end Z of plate Q passes the pin It, when it springs forward and strikes an alarm at the same instant the register has completed its movement if the plate Q is made the proper length. The levers D D are provided with springs similar to T in Fig. 2, for.
drawing them back after a forward movement has been given to them. This register is designed to be fastened to the inside of a car and operated by means of one or more cords or straps arranged so as to be conveniently reached by the conductor from any part of the car, or by a rod that shall move one register by turning it one way, and the other by turning it in. an opposite direction. An equivalent device for presenting the large figures or characters would be to make the disk 0 stationary, and the part with the openings 1) b so as to be movable but it would not be as good a device for the purpose.
I claim as my invention- 1. In a fare-register, the combination of the movable disk 0 with the mechanism for operating a register, substantially as and for the purposes described.
2. The combination of the spring P, plate Q, hammer 10, and stationary pin It with the operating mechanism of a register, substair tially as and for the purposes specified.
B. EDW. J. 1311s, A. M. DARRELL.
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