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Dec. 4, 1934. R; N..SAXBY TICKET ISSUING MACHINE FOR TOTALIZAIORS Filed Aug. 9, 1930 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inu Hub EFT Norman Eaxb 1934- R, N. SAXBY 1,983,247
TICKET ISSUING MACHINE FOR TOTALIZATORS Filed Aug. 9, 1930 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 ITTFE-fim Rube FT Nurman EaxbH Dec. 4, 1934. R. N. SAXBY I 1,983,247
TICKET ISSUING MACHINE FOR TOTALIZATORS I Filed Aug. 9, 1930 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 Rob's PT Norman E bu Dec. 4, 1934. XB 1,983,247
TICKET ISSUING MACHINE FOR TOTALIZATORS Filed Aug. 9, 1950 5 SheetsSheet 4 Rubi-T Norman S-xb Dec. 4, 1934. R. N. SAXBY TICKET ISSUING MACHINE FOR TOTALIZATORS Filed Aug. 9, 1930 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Patented Dec. 4, 1934 TICKET ISSUING MACHINE FOR TOTALIZATORS Robert Norman Saxby, Liverpool, England, as-
signor to Automatic Electric Company Limited, Liverpool, England, a company of Great Britain Application August 9, 1
In Great Britain 930, Serial No. 474,155 August 21, 1929 19 Claims. (01. 101-66) The present invention relates to ticket-issuing machines for use with electric totalizers of the type used on racecourses and is more particularly concerned with an electrically-driven ma.- chine in which the whole operation of issuing a ticket is controlled by the manipulation of suitable keys, adequate safeguards being introduced at various stages against fraudulent or faulty operation. The chief object of the invention may be said to be the provision of a machine of this type which is simple to operate and reliable in use and, moreover, is compact so as to occupy comparatively little space and also to be light in weight which is important in case it should be desired to remove it from one racecourse to, another.
According to the invention the ticket-issuing machine is entirely electrically driven, all the various operations being controlled electrically by the operation of suitable keys. Thus the setting of the typewheel bearing the designations of the various runners, the determination of whether Win or Place is to be printed and the actual locking of the keys, which is effected while I a ticket is being issued, are all carried out'electrically. Moreover, the actual drive is preferably provided by an electric motor which can be coupled up by means of a. magnetic clutch and the signalling connections by means of which the, ticket-issuing. machine is associated with the central totalizing equipment are also electrical.
The invention will be better understood from the following description of one method of carrying it into effect, reference being had to the annexed drawings comprising Figs. 1-9. Of these Fig. 1 is a plan view of the keyboard and lamp indicating arrangements, Fig. 2 is a plan View showing a single key and details of the locking arrangements, Fig. 3 is a corresponding elevation, Fig. 4 is a view of the so-called cam' plate, Fig. 5 is a plan view in part section of the complete machine, Fig. 6 is a corresponding side elevation and partial sectional view taken along the line 6-6 of Fig. 5, Fig. '7 is a detail view of the magnetic clutch, while Figs. 8 and 9 are respectively front and side elevations of the oscillating pallet controlling the printing of Win or Place. It should be mentioned that the machine illustrated is designed to issue 2/- tickets in connection with the system described in Simpson's specification Serial No. 430,414-filed-21st February 1930 though'it will be understood that the principles involved are capable, of wider application.
Referring now particularly to Fig. 1, it will be seen that the keyboard comprises five rows of keys staggered after the manner of the keys of a typewriter and co-operating with a lamp indicator which is composed of frosted glass strips arranged in inverted V formation. These strips bear the numbers of the runners on each side of the V and may be illuminated from underneath by suitable electric lamps in such manner as to be visible to both the operator and the purchaser of the ticket. In addition, three common indieating lamps are located by the side of the runner indicator and are designated respectively Win, Place and Barred, this latter lamp being lighted in case an attempt is made to issue a ticket for a runner on which betting is not permitted.
The shape and method of mounting of the keys may be seen from Figs. 2 and 3. Each key com-'- prises a substantially L-shaped stamping 10, pivoted about the axis 11 so that the operating end may move in a vertical direction in the slotted member 12 against the tension of the helical spring 13. On the longer limb of the member 10 is a projection 14, also substantially L-shaped and positioned so that when the key is depressed the shorter limb registers with a slot in the comb-shaped member 15, and in passing therethrough comes to rest immediately below. When either the Win key or the Place key and the key corresponding to the runner chosen have been operated, circuits are completed due to the operation of the contact springs such as 16 to effect the energization of the electromagnet 17, which thereupon attracts its armature 18. Armature 18 is provided with an extended arm 19 which engages with the member 15, and as the latter is a sliding fit in the member 12, it is moved in a longitudinal direction a distance equal to the width of one tooth, whereupon the teeth adjacent to the keys depressed will then be set over the smaller arm of the projections such as 14, and by this means the keys depressed are held inoperated position. Since the comb-shaped member 15 is now out of register with all other keys no further operation of the runner keys is possible though avalue key may s'till'be operated since these keys are provided with an independent locking arrangement of a similar character. It may be mentioned that the information it is desirable to record on the ticket may be divided into two categoriesj firstly what may be termed information of a permanent character such as the name of the course, the-number of the machine, thedenomination of the ticket issued, a suitable code word or combination of letters and possibly also also be treated as included in the permanent ingear wheel 40 is slipped over of the sleeve and butts up against formation. Conveniently the permanent information is set up on a type roller which co-operates with suitable inking mechanism and prints directly on the ticket paper as it is fed past, while the variable information is preferably printed by means of a hammer which presses the paper against a carbon ribbon in contact with suitable type which may be readily changed by mounting it on a wheel capable of rotation. The electrical equipment is similar to that described in the specification previously referred to in that rotary line switch banks and wipers of the type employed in telephone systems are made use of, the switch wipers being mounted on the same shaft as the type wheel which is adapted to be driven through suitable gearing by a small electric motor.
When the appropriate keys have been operated a circuit is completed for an electric motor (not shown) which is coupled to the shaft 36 (Fig. 5). This shaft runs in suitable bearings let into the opposite supporting walls 37 and 38, and carries a small gear wheel 39 in mesh with the larger gear wheel 40 which forms part of the magnetic clutch 41 and 42 shown in detail in Fig. '1. As may be seen from this figure the clutchcomprises an inner sleeve member 43 supported at its ends by the ball races 44, the left-hand one of which is fastened by means of the screw and washer 45 to the stud member 46, secured to the wall member 37 and carrying a bush 48, which is a driving fit into clutch plate 49 carrying the associated gear wheel 50. The right-hand ball race is fastened by means of a similar screw and washer to a shaft 51, which revolves in the bearings 52 and 53 and carries at its end a bevel pinion 54 which is fastened by means of the nut 55 and serves to drive the shaft carrying the type wheel and switch wipers as will be describedlater. The bearings 52 and53 are housed in suitable recesses in the ends of the sleeve member 56 which passes through a hole in the supporting wall 38 and is locked thereto by means of the locking collar 57 against the shoulder 58.
The inner sleeve member 43 is provided with a projecting collar 59 and during assembly the the right-hand end the collar 59 and is fastened thereto by the screws 61 which are recessed into the wheel. The exciting coils 62 and 63 are then fitted over the ends of the sleeve, the coil 63 being smaller and consequently less powerful than the coil 62 since it has to impart the drive to a considerable lighter mechanism. In order to provide a ready means of contacting with the coils during rotation and at the same time affording protection, two cylindrical cases 64 and 65 of magnetic material encircle the coils and are provided with lipped ends 66 which are located in suitable annular grooves cut in the opposite faces of the gear wheel 40, and are secured thereto by a plurality of screws such as 6'7. Supported also at the outer ends of cylindrical cases 64 and 65 are insulated rings 68, butting against the shoulders 69 and fastened to the casing by a number of countersunk screws such as '70, while a metal connectingring'll is forced over each insulated ring so that it comes to rest against the shoulder 72. Co-operating with the metal connecting rings '71 .are two sets of brush gears not shown, and since one end of each coil is connected to the metal casing of the clutch, their circuits may be completed independently by way of the associated metal rings and brush gear from a suitable source of electrical energy. .Normally with the exciting coils de-energized, only the clutch assembly mounted on the sleeve 43 rotates, the gear wheel 40 being driven by the smaller gear wheel 39.
When the circuit is completed for the exciting coil 62, magnetic attraction is exerted on the clutch plate 49 so that it moves along the stud member 46, and comes into contact with the end of sleeve 43 and the edge of the casing 64, and by friction is caused to rotate therewith carrying the gear wheel 50 which is in mesh with a larger gear wheel 73 shown in Fig. 5. At the conclusion of the ticket-issuing operation, the circuit of exciting coil 62 is opened so that the clutch plate 49 is released and gear wheel 50 comes to rest. In order to obviate the possibility of a magnetic residual efiect which might influence the clutch plate after the opening of the circuit, a thin disc 74 of suitable non-magnetic material is interposed between 'the clutch plate and clutch body, being held in position by meansof screws such as '15.
when the smaller exciting coil 63 is energized, a slightly different clutch action is brought into operation thereby, since on this side of the clutch a sliding movement cannot be employed without upsetting the mesh of the bevel gears. In this case the clutch plate is built up in two parts, namely, a ring 76 and a collared plate 77, which are connected together by a light flexible disc 78, secured to the ring 76 by screws 79' and pinned to collared ,plate '77 and shaft 51 by means of the metal pins 80. When the coil 63 is energized,
the ring '16 engages the casing 65 and the sleeve 43 to transmit the drive to the shaft 51, and by this means the flexible plate 78 is dished to the ..r ,extent of travel of the ring 76. A non-magnetic residual plate 81' similar to plate 74 is provided for a similar purpose.
Referring now more particularly to Fig. 5, the motor drive transmitted by way of ,the smaller gear wheel 39 to the larger gear wheel 40 is extended by the portion 41 of the magnetic clutch to the shaft 51 and thence to the bevel pinion 54 in mesh with a bevel pinion 83 shown in section in Fig. 6. From this figure it will be seen that the shaft 84 which carries the type wheel 34 is supported at its ends by the ball races 85 and 86 let into the brackets 87 and 88 and has formed on it the shoulders 89 and 90. The type wheel 34 is mounted on the extended left-hand end of the shaft and is rigidly secured thereto by means of the lock nuts 91 which are threaded on to the end of the shaft while the wheel 83 butts up against the shoulder 90 on the righthand end of the shaft and is locked thereto by by means of the set screws 94 to the similar' collar 92 fastened to the main shaft 84, while the right-hand end of the shaft 79 is locked by means of the nut 95 to the ball race 96 which is housed in the bracket 97. The actual switch banks have not been shown in Fig. 6 but their location is upper end by means of the clearly indicated in Fig. 5. By means of the shaft 84 and the shaft 79, the drive is extended to the type wheel 34 and the wipers 35 shown diagrammatically in Fig. 5, which are accordingly rotated until the control wiper encounters the contact which has been marked by the operation of the particular key. When this occurs a circuit is completed for a relay not shown, which opens the circuit of the clutch coil 63 and completes the circuit of the type wheel stopping magnet 80, Fig. 5, which causes the pivoted trigger 81 to move into engagement with the ratchet wheel 82 which is provided with teeth correspending to the runner numbers inscribed around the periphery of the type wheel, so as to cause the latter to come to rest in a definite position and ensure that there shall be no overlapping of the printing. As an additional means of accurately locating the type wheel in the correct position a flat spring 98 is provided, having a V- shaped end which beds'into the teeth of the ratchet wheel 82. This locating means is particularly useful when no rotation of the type wheel is necessary owing to the wipers being already in engagement with the required contacts, in which circumstances it will be appreciated that the ratchet wheel must be held in a, definite position so that the pivoted trigger 81 may properly engage with the ratchet wheel teeth. The ratchet wheel 82 is preferably flexibly connected to the type wheel 34 in any well-known manner so that the rotating parts may be brought to rest without undue shock even if they are rotating at comparatively high speed. The type wheel, which preferably bears the number of. the runners in both words and figures, is thus set to print the number corresponding to the operated key;
The operation of the win key is arranged to complete the circuit of the electromagnet 99, Fig. 5, which is fitted with an armature 100, pivoted at-the point 101 and provided with an extended arm 102, at the extreme end of which is hinged asecond arm 103. This arm extends through a slot in the supporting wall 38 to effect the operation of an oscillating pallet located adjacent to the type wheel 34 and bearing the words Win and Place in such arrangement that the proper one will be brought into position for printing. The mechanism is illustrated in greater detail in Figs. 8 and 9 from which it will be seen that the arrangement comprises a flat metal stamping 104 of the shape shown pivoted at its lower end by the pin 105 to the type wheel shaft supporting bracket 87, and linked to the operating arm 103 by the pin 106. Fastened to its screws 107 is the type block 108, bearing on the right the word Win and on the left the word Place. In the normal position, that is, with the magnet 99 de-energized, the lettering Place is held in position under the printing hammer 109. When, however, the magnet 99 is energized in response to the depression of the win key, the arm 103 is moved to the right against the tension of a fiat spring 110 shown more clearly in Fig. 5 whereby the lettering Win is brought into line under the printing hammer 109. The location of the oscillating pallet in respect to the type wheel is shown more clearly in Fig. 6.
When the type wheel and the oscillating pallet have been properly set, corresponding lamps are caused to glow on the indicator panel shown in Fig. 1 associated with the operating key-board in view of the operator and the purchaser, and
,117 operated independent if the bet has been set up on the correct runner, the operator will press one of the value keys shown in Fig. 1, depending upon the number of tickets it is desired to issue.- Assuming that three tickets are required, the operator will press the key designated 6/- which will thereupon lock in anoperated position by electro-mechanical means similar to that illustrated in Fig. 2, and a circuit will be completed for the coil 62 of the magnetic clutch so that the left-hand portion 42 extends the motor drive to the cam shaft driving gear wheel 73.
Referring now more particularly to Fig. 4, the depression of the value key 6/- also completes a circuit for a so-called cam magnet 111 which attracts its armature 112 which is pivoted at the point 113, thereby raising the trigger 114 out of engagement with the notch 115 cut in the circumference of the circular cam plate 116, which is rigidly secured to the gear Wheel 73. At the same time the spring set 117 associated with the armature 112 is actuated, this operation completing the circuit for the driving motor and the portion 42 of the magnetic clutch. The gear wheel 73 then moves in a clockwise direction and the trigger 114 rides on the circumference of the cam plate 116 and maintains the spring set of the energization of the cam magnet 111.
Returning now to consideration of Fig. 5, the gear wheel 73 is locked by means of the threaded ring 118 to the cam shaft 119 which is supported at its ends by suitable ball races let into the walls 37 and 38 and carries four cams designated 1, 2, 3 and 4, which are locked to the shaft by similar threaded rings and are arranged to make one complete revolution for each ticket issued. Cam 1 controls the hammer 109 which effects the printing of the variable data in the following manner. Co-operating with cam 1 is a lever 120, contacting at one end with the cam face through the medium of a hardened fixed buffer 121, which is fastened by the screws 122 and locked at the other end by means of a screw 123 to a shaft 124 which is supported at its ends by suitable bearings let into the walls 37 and 38 and carries at its right-hand end a lever 125 which is more clearly seen in Fig. 6. The lever 125 is provided at its free end with a hard metal insertion 126 bearing against the rounded end of a hardened pin 127, threaded into a lug 128 which forms part of the printing hammer 109, and is fastened thereto by means of the lock nut 130. The printing hammer is of inverted T-shape and moves in suitable grooves in the guide block 131 against the tension of the helical spring 132, which is compressed between the end of the hammer 109 and an L- shaped bracket 133, and held in position by the guide rod 134 which is in turn threaded into the hammer 109. Normally the hammer is held clear of the ticket strip 135 by means of the lever 125, but as the cam shaft 119 rotates the end of the lever 120 is caused to drop into a depression in cam No. 1 whereupon lever 125 moves downwards and the printing hammer 109 is forced into contact with the ticket strip under the pressure of the spring 132.
The printing is done in a longitudinal direction along substantially the centre line of the ticket strip, which as may be seen from Fig. 6 is fed from the spool 136. In order to secure a clear impression without any overlapping the paper strip is supported at its edges an appreciable distance, say above the carbon ribbon 137, which is fed from a spool 138 supported in a suitable manner, and run over a series of free rollers to a receiving spool 139 which is driven by a slow ratchet mechanism which will be described later. The hammer 109, which extends for substantially the whole length of the ticket, covers in width only approximately the centre third, so that when the hammer is operated the paper strip is bowed downwards and in consequence only contacts with the type wheel at the actual points required, that is to say, where it is engaged by the hammer.
After the printing of the variable data has taken place, which conveniently takes place in the first sixth of a revolution of the cam shaft, cam No. 2 comes into action to control, the feeding operation of the ticket strip. As will be seen from Fig. 6, pairs of feed rollers are employed both in front of and behind the portion of the ticket strip engaged by the printing hammer, and the lower feed roller 140 on the discharge ride is also the type roller, by means of which the permanent information is printed, its lower face contacting with an ink roller 141, and its upper face co-operating with a hard rubber roller 142 so as to give clear impressions. The ink roller 141 is pivoted on a lever 143 in such position that its lower face dips into the ink box 144 which is supported in a suitable manner on the machine frame, and the lever 143 is also pivoted at the point 145 and is controlled by the spring 146 which is anchored to the frame by the p n 14'7; hence the ink roller 141 is held in close contact with the type roller 140. In order to secure a reliable feed of the paper strip, the rollers 140 and 148 are supported on journals which are eccentrically mounted and'have rigidly attached to the eccentric mounting portion a spring which tends to force the rollers into contact. This arrangement prevents any slipping of the paper which would result in the issue of mutilated tickets. If desired, the upper roller 149 may be provided with suitable type so that ad'- vertising matter may be printed on the back of the ticket. This matter would clearly be of a permanent character and changes in it when necessary could be made by removing the type roller and replacing it by another. For this purpose the retaining side plate 150, Fig. 5, is extracted sideways by removing the knurled nuts 151 and the rollers are then exposed as shown in Fig. 6. It will be noted that the type sleeve is held in position on roller 140 by the key 152.
As the camshaft 119 continues its rotation, cam No. 1 will cause the printing hammer 109 to be lifted clear ofthe ticket paper and when this has been done cam No. 2 will exert a pressure against the roller 153 fastened to the arm 154, which is pivoted at its lower end (not shown) to the framework base, and pivoted at its upper end by means of the pin 155 to the similar arm 156 which runs at right angles to the arm 154 and is pivoted at its other end to the extended arm 157 of a loose collar 158 which is free to revolve on the shaft 159. Pivoted also to the extended arm 157 of the loose collar is a pawl 160 which is held by spring pressure in contact with the ratchet wheel 161 which is secured to the shaft 159. Faetened also to the right-hand end of the shaft 159 which extends through the wall 38 is a large gear wheel 162, in mesh with the smaller gear wheels 163 and .164 which drive the upper feed rollers 142 and 149. Similar small gear wheels in mesh with those designated 163 and 164 serve to drive the lower feed rollers 140 and 148. The large gear wheel 162 has a number of teeth which is an exact multiple of the number of teeth on the smaller gear wheels 162 and 163, and the ratchet wheel 160 is provided with a number of teeth equal to the value of this multiple; forexample, if the smaller and larger gear wheels have 24 and 96 teeth respectively, then the ratchet wheel 161 will have four teeth. As the cam movement continues, the pawl 160 engages with wheel 161, so that the larger gear wheel is advanced a distance equal to one ratchet tooth, thereby driving the smaller gear wheels through a complete revolution to effect the printing of the permanent information, and feed the t cket paper out of the machine between the shear blades 189 and 195. Cam No. 2 is so shaped that the feed motion is completed during little more than the first half revolution of the cam shaft, and when the pawl 160 recedes from the tooth of the ratchet wheel161 at the completion of the movement, the ratchet wheel and shaft 159 are held in position by the fiat spring 167, which is secured by the screw 168 and is V-shaped at its end for the purpose of bedding into suitable notches formed in the circumference of the wheel 169 which is also secured to the shaft 159. Conveniently the wheel 169 is provided with notches equal in number to the teeth of the ratchet wheel 161 and correspondingly placed, so that by this means the ticket feed gear wheels willalways come to rest in a definite position.
At this stage cam No. 3 which issimilar in shape to cam No. 2 will come into operation to ad- Vance the serial number total by one. As is best seen from Fig. 5, cam No. 3 co-operates with a roller 1'70 fastened to a lever 1'71 which is secured at its distant end to a loose sleeving 172, riding on the shaft 124 and carrying at itsright-hand end a lever 173 which may be observed adjacent to the printing hammer guide block 131. The lever 1'73 has a further lever 1'74 pivoted at right angles thereto which extends down to a series of ratchets and pawls for operating the serial number mechanism, which embodies the well-known Geneva principle and will therefore not be described in detail.
Cam No. 4 is brought into action at substantially the same instant as cam No. 3, and controls the actual cutting off of the ticket from the strip. The roller 175 which is riding on the cam No. 4, causes the lever 176 to be raised and as the latter is clamped by means of the screw 177 to shaft 1'78, a slight turning movement is imparted-to the latter. The shaft 1'78 is supported in suitable bearings let into the walls 3'! and 38 and carries at its right-hand end the lever 1'79 which is clamped by means of the screw 180, and bears against the operating pillar 181 for the shear blades, which may be more clearly appreciated from reference to Fig. 6. In this figure it will be seen that the upper shearblade assembly comprises a substantially rectangulag' block of metal 182 supported at either side in .-sliding grooves .and having the operating pillar 181 threaded into its upper end in a central position and locked by means of the nut 183. In similar manner the pillars 184 and 185 are also threaded into the upper end of the shear block 182 in such position that they pass through convenient holes in the bridge piece 186 and carry on their upper portions helical springs such as 187, which are compressed between the lock nuts 188 and the bridge piece 186 when the shear blades are operated. The upper shear blade 189 is held in position loosely by means of two screws such as 190,
. blade is cut obliquely so against a rounded rib 191 formed on the face of the block 182. A strong spring 192 is inserted in a suitable cavity drilled through the block 182 and is compressed by the screws 194 andclamp plate 193 and pressure is therefore brought to bear against the shear blade 189 so that it pivots on the rounded rib 191 and comes into close contact with the lower shear blade 195. The shear blades are considerably wider than the ticket strip to be cut, and the knife edge of the upper that a scissor-like cutting action is produced. Moreover with this arrangement even when the shear blades have separated sufficiently far for the ticket strip to pass between them, their extreme edges on one side are still in contact owing to the oblique setting, and this is in fact desirable for guiding the blades satisfactorily. When the lever 179 is operated by the slight turning movement of the shaft 178 previously mentioned, pressure is brought to bear on the operating pillar 181 and as a result the shear block 182 and associated shear blade are caused to descend in the grooves against the tension of the springs 187, and the printed ticket is thus cut off and falls by gravity into the receptacle 196 shown in Fig. 5.
Fastened to the shear blade operating shaft 178 by means of the screw 197, is a small lever 198, having pivoted at right angles to it a long arm 199, carrying at its lower end a pawl which cooperates with the ratchet wheel 200, secured to the shaft which carries the carbon ribbonspool 139, shown more clearly in Fig. 6. By this means it' will be appreciated that the carbon ribbon spool receives a slight turn upon each operation of the shaft 178, and in consequence the carbon ribbon is advanced a short distance after each printing operation. When the cut-off cam No. 4 has com-,
pleted its function, the cam shaft 119 will have made one complete revolution and as may be seen from Fig. 4 the trigger 112 will again fall into means for printing the the notch 115 in the cam plate 116 to prevent any further rotation of the cam shaft, and at the same time the associated springs will break contact to open the circuit of the magnetic clutch and the driving motor. By this means the mechanism is brought to rest and is prevented from again operating until the trigger is again raised electromagnetically. Since, however, three tickets are required, magnet 111 is again energized as soon as the central equipment sends back the checking signal and a second ticket is issued. A third ticket is then issued in similar manner and thereupon a counting mechanism controlled by the value keys prevents any further operation of the magnet 111 and also opens the circuits of the key locking magnets such as 17, Fig. 2, so that the keys are restored to normal. Alternatively it might be arranged that the circuit of the magnet 111 is maintained, and the trigger 112 is thus held up and prevented from dropping into the notch 115 in the cam plate 116 until the required number of tickets has been issued. Moreover, if desired, the action of cam No. 4 could be suspended so that tickets were issued in a continuous strip instead of singly.
It should also be mentioned that as a matter of convenience the serial number is printed on each ticket before the ticket is actually required, that is to say, although the printing of the serial number is effected at the same time as the printing of the other variable information, it is made on the succeeding ticket; this expedient permits a very simple and compact arrangement of the variable and permanent the operated apparatus thereat tromagnetic 5 information. It should also be mentioned that the driving motor may be set in motion in response to the initiation of each ticket-issuing operation or alternatively may be controlled by a timing device, causing it to run for a short period after the issue of each ticket so that at times of heavy betting it would run continuously.
The cancellation key marked CNCL is provided in order to enable the keys to be released without any operation of the central totalizing equipment in case it is discovered before the value key has been operated that an error has been made in the operation of either the runner or the class key. Such error would more readily be discovered since an indication of the particular keys pressed is given to both the operator of the the totalizing equipment to effect the release of without effecting a registration.
I claim:
1. In a ticket printing machine provided with blank tickets, the combination of permanentdata type means, variable-data type means, a plurality of variable-data keys, electromagnetic operating means controlled by said keys for positioning the second type means in accordance with the data keys performing the control, and additional means operated under control of said keys to make impressions on said blank tickets of the permanent-data type and the positioned variable-data type.
2. In a ticket printing machine provided with a supply of blank tickets, the combination of a permanent-data type carrier, a variable-data type carrier, a plurality of data keys, operating means, electromagnetic means controlled by an operated one of said keys for coupling said variable-data type carrier to said operating means to position the variable-data type in accordance with the key operated, printing means, and electromagnetic means for coupling said printing means to said operating means to print on a blank ticket the permanent data and the variable data as positioned.
3. In a ticket printing machine, a supply of blank tickets, a plurality of data keys, a type member carrying type corresponding to the data represented by said keys, operating means, elecmeans controlled by the operation of one of said keys for coupling said member to said operating means to position the type on said member in accordance with the key operated, printing means, and other electromagnetic coupling means for coupling said printing means to said operating means to cause an impression of the positioned type to be made on one of said blank tickets.
4. In a ticket printing machine, a supply of blank tickets, a plurality of data keys, a member carrying type corresponding to the data represented by said keys, driving means, electromagnetic means controlled by the operation of one of said keys for coupling said member to said driving means to position the type on said member in accordance with the key operated, printing .means, and other electromagnetic means for cou- 6 ing means, a shaft carrying a wheel having type on its periphery corresponding to the data represented by said keys, electromagnetic means for ity of data keys, a
coupling said shaft to said driving means to rotate said shaft and wheel to place any of said type in a printing position, means for causing said shaft to be uncoupled from said driving means when the type corresponding to an operated one of said keys is in the printing position, printing means, and electromagnetic means for coupling said printing means to said driving means to print on one of the blank tickets the data in the printing position.
6. Type setting apparatus comprising a plurality of' data keys, a member carrying type corresponding to the data represented by said keys, 2- drive means, means for coupling said member to said driving means to set the type carried thereby in a certainposition, means for causin Said member to be uncoupled from said driving means when the type corresponding to an operated one of said keys is in said certain position, and means thereafter controlled by the actuation of another of said keys to perform a printing operation in accordance with the key first operated.
7. Type setting apparatus comprising a pluralrotatable member carrying type corresponding to the data represented by certain of said keys, a rotating member, means for coupling said rotatable member to said rotating member to move said type through a setting position,
means for causing said rotatable member to be uncoupled from said other member when the type corresponding to an operated one of said keys is in said setting position, and means thereafter controlled by the actuation of one of certain other of said keys to print, out oif, and expel from such apparatus a plurality of tickets from a strip of ticket material therein in accordance with the key first operated and the number of which are determined by the last key operated;
8. Type setting apparatus comprising a plurality of data keys, a rotatable member carrying type corresponding to the data represented b said keys, a rotating member, electromagnetic means for coupling said rotatable member to said rotating member to move said type through a setting position, and means for causing said rotatable member to be uncoupled from said other member when the type corresponding to an op,- erated one of said keys is in said setting position.
9. Type setting apparatus comprising a plural-- 'ty of data keys, a rotatable member carrying type rresponding to the data represented by said keys, a rotating member, electromagnetic means for coupling said rotatable member to said rotating member to move said type through a setting position, and electromagnetic means for causing said rotatable member to be uncoupled from said other member when the type corresponding to an operated one of said keys is in said setting position.
10. Type setting apparatus comprising a plurality of data keys, a rotatable shaft, a wheel carried thereby having type on its periphery corresponding to the data represented by said keys, a rotating member, means for coupling said shaft to said member to rotate said shaft and wheel,
thereby moving said type in and out of a setting position, means for causing said shaft to be uncoupled from said member when the type corresponding to an operated one of said keys is in the setting position, means for then bringing about the printing of a character in accordance with such setting position, and means for alternatively to such setting is demember when the type corresponding to an operated key is in the printing position, printing and issuing means, and means for coupling this last means to the operating member to cause an impression of the type in the printing position to be made on a blank ticket and to issue the printed ticket.
12. In a ticket printing and issuing machine provided with a supply of blank tickets, a plurality of data keys, a first type member carrying type corresponding to the data represented by said keys, a second type member carrying type representing other data, an operatingdev'ice, means for coupling said first member to saiddevice to move the type carried by that member through a.
printing position, means controlled by an operated one of said keys for arresting said first mem--. her when the type corresponding to the operated key is in the printing position, ticket printin and issuing means, a shaft carrying a plurality of cams for operating this lastmeans, and means for coupling said cam shaft to said operating device, whereby said printing and issuing means is operated to make an impression on one of the initial position in case blank tickets of that type of the first member in the printing position and the type of the second member and to issue the printed ticket.
13. In aticket printing and issuing machine provided with a supply of blanktickets, a plurality of data keys adapted to be operated one at. a time, a start key adapted to be operated after an operation of one of said data keys, a typ member-carrying type corresponding to the data represented by said keys, an operating shaft adapted to start moving upon the operation oi. said start key, electromagnetic means controlled by said start 'key for coupling said type member to the shaft to move thetype through a printin position, means controlled by the operated data key, for causing said member to be uncoupled from the shaft when the type corresponding to that data key reaches said printing position to arrest that type therein,'printing and issuing means, and electromagnetic means for coupling this lastmeans to the shaft to cause an impression of the type in the printing position to be made on one of the blank tickets and to then issue that ticket.
14. In a numbering device having an' article therein to be numbered, a plurality of keys representing numbers, a type wheel carrying numbers on its periphery corresponding to said keys, one of which numbers is in a stamping position,
said wheel having no normal positionbutremaining in the position last used, means operating automatically following the operation of one of said keys for rotating said wheel, means for looking the operated one of said keys in its operated position and for'locking the remainder of such keys against operation, means operating automatically when the number corresponding to the key operated is in the stamping position for stopping thewotation of said wheel, means operating thereafter for stamping that number on said article, and means for thereafter unlocking said key to permit its restoration to normal and to enable the operation of another of said keys.
15. In a numbering device having an article therein to be numbered, a plurality of number keys, an operating key, a type wheel carrying a plurality of numbers thereon corresponding to said number keys, means operating automatically following the operation of one of said number keys and said operating key to rotate said wheel and move said numbers successively through a stamping position, electromagnetic means controlled by the operated number key for auto matically arresting the rotation of said wheel when the' number thereon corresponding to the operated number key reaches said stamping position, and means operating thereafter for stamping that number on said article.
16. In a numbering device having articles therein to be numbered, the combination of serial number numbering means for serially numbering successive articles, and other numbering means for variably numbering the serially numbered articles, said other numbering means comprising a plurality of number keys, a number bearing member, and electromagnetic means controlled by said keys for manipulating said member to select a desired number for the numbering of an article.
17. In a printing machine, a plurality of type keys, an indicating device associated with each type key, a rotatable wheel having type'on its periphery corresponding to said keys, a finder switch adapted to rotate with said wheel, means for rotating said wheel and switch to move said type through a printing position, and means controlled by said switch and an operated one of ply of tickets,
said keys for arresting the rotation of said wheel and switch when the type corresponding to the operated key arrives in the printing position, saidswitch thereupon causing the operation of the indicating device associated with the operated key.
18. In a ticket printing machine having a supply of blank tickets, a plurality of type keys, means operated by an operated one of said keys for lockingthat key operated and the other keys against operation, a rotatable wheel carrying type on its periphery corresponding to said keys, rotating means controlled by the operated type key for coupling said wheel to said rotating means to move the type through a printing position, finder means adapted to rotate with said wheel until the type corresponding to said operated key is in a printing position, printing means, and means for coupling said printing means to said rotating means to impress the type in the printing position on one of the blank tickets.
19. In a ticket printing machine having a suppermanent-data type means, variable-data type means adapted to be moved to place any of the type in printing relation with a ticket, a plurality of keys representing the variable data, electrically operating meanscontrolled by an operated one of said keys for moving said variable-data means to place the type corresponding to the data represented by the operated key in said'printing relation, printing means, and means for operating said printing means to simultaneously make an impression of the permanent data on one ticket and the variable data in said printing relation on another ticket.
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