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inventor Patented Nov. 12, 1935 PATENT, oFFic TICKET PRINTING AND ISSUING MACHINE Christopher Frederick Webb, Middlesex, England,
assignor' of one-half to Black, Middlesex, England Horace Drummond Application February 6, 1930, Serial No. 426,411
- In Great Britain April 25, 1929 I Claims. (Cl. 101-66) i This invention is for improvements in ticket printing and issuing machines and has for its olriect the provision of a machine wherein an operator may select any desired denomination of a series whilst the impression of the same upon.
a ticket and the effective operation of a registering mechanism associated with that impression is efiected solely upon the actuation of the printing mechanism.
to select any desired denomination of at least two denominations carried by a printing mechanism and a series of keys each of which is operable manually to select a denomination of a further series of denominations carried by the said mechanism and ensure that the denominations selected by the said means and said key respectively are-printed upon a ticket and registered upon a single mechanism amociated solely with the two selected denominations.
. In order that the invention maybe fully understood the same will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:-
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a ticket printing and issuing machine constructed in accordance with thisinvention'and showing portions of the front cover plate of the machine broken away to disclose a key actuated contact mechanism.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the ticket printing andissuin'g machine illustrated in Figure 1 and showing a portion of the framework brokenaway and with the outer cover plate removed.
Figure .3 illustrates upon an enlarged scale a section on the line 3-3 of Figure l.
Figure 4 is 'a part transverse sectional rear view of the machine illustrated-in Figures 1' and 2. g I I V Figure 4a is a side elevation of an-eccentric shown in Figure 4 which is employed for operat-- ing registering counters provided in the machine. Figure 5 illustrates upon an enlarged scale a part sectionpn the line 5-5 of Figure 1, and indicates an electrical make and break device and .a. key actuated mechanism.
Figure 6 is a sectional plan view on the line 6-6 of Figure 3 showing a portion of a master member 4 broken away.
Figure 7 is a section on the line 'l- -l of Figure 3 illustrating details of the mechanism controlled by the master'member.
Figure 8 is a section on the line 8-8 of Figure 4 illustrating the mechanism by which a test key controls a counter selector member hereinafter described.
Figure 9 is a part section upon an enlarged to scale on the line 9--9 of Figure 1 but showing a key lever in a depressed position;
Figure 10 is a view similar to part of Figure 3 but showing the master member 4 in a diiierent position. in
Figure 11 is a detail view of a switch controlled by the master member 4 in a modified form of the invention.
Figure 12 is a side view of Figure 11.
Figure 13 is a diagram illustrating a method of go electrically connecting two ticket issuing ma= chines, constructed in accordance with this in vention with a central controlling station, and
Figure 14 is a diagram illustrating a modified method of electrically connecting two ticket issugs ing machines constructed in accordance with this invention with a central control station.
Referring to the drawings. a series of manually
depressible keys 5 are pivotally mounted upon a spindle 6| mounted in the machine frame, each so key extending through a slot, in a front panel of the machine casing and is normally main in an uppermost position as indicated in Figure 3 by a spring 3*. The forwardend l of each key is located below the front edge of auniversal so clutch bar 10 extending across all the keys in the manner shown in Figure 6 which discloses a portion of the bar 10 extending at its forward edge over the ends l of five of the keys I. The bar 10 is connectedat its ends by links H (Figures 3 and 5) tea rod l2 arranged parallel to the bar Ijfl and mounted in the ends of the arms of a stirrup member 13. The stirrup member is fixed to an oscillatable spindle 14 carried in hearings in side plates I5, 15 of the machine frame, said spindie extending through the plate 18 and having an z arm 11, Figure 2, keyed thereon. The rod 12 extends through an aperture 18 formed in the plate 16 and is connected to the upper end of the arm. Tl. The arm I! is normally urged to the right in Figure 2 by a spring 19 and bears against the free 7 end of an armature 8|! of an electro-magnetic release device for the machine having an electroma net 49. The armature an is pivoted an: and
is normally maintained in an upper position against-a
stop 82 as indicated in'Figure 2, by a spring 88. Energization of the magnet 48 in a manner hereinafter described lowers the armature 88 so that the free end thereof is disposed ,5 opposite to a notch 11 in the arm 11 and would thus no. longer prevent-the said arm from being movedby the spring 18. The arm 11 is provided with a nose 84 normally disposed beneath a projection 85 of -an arm 88 hand to a shaft 8 which is rotatably mounted in bearings provided in the side plates 15, 18. The nose 84 is also normally disposed beneath the heel 81 of a latch 88 pivotally mounted at 88'-'upon the arm 88. A spring88 is arranged to urge the latch 88 in a clockwise direction, Figure 2; so that if "freed by the nose 84 the said latch would be moved so as to extend into one of a series of notches 88 formed around'the periphery of a collar 8I freely rotatable upon the shaft 8. The collar 8| is provided with a sprocket 2 .82. which is coupled by a chain 88 and train of gears 84 to an electric driving motor 85.
An electric switch for the
motor 85 is adapted to be" actuated by the spindle 14 in the manner described in application Serial No. 483,578 which 25 has now matured into Patent No. 1,886,626 and a description of which it is not necessary to repeat in the present application.
The universal clutch bar 18 is normally mainm tained in engagement at its ends with
fixed stops 30 88 one of which is shown in Figures 3, 5, and 18.
' Each key I is provided with an upper and a lower differential abutment indicated respectively at 81 and 88 which are arranged respectively to co-operate in a manner hereinafter described with 35" an upper and a lower
universal setting bar 88, I88. The bars 88, I88 are provided .at their ends with limbs I8I which are pivotally mounted at their free ends upon rods I82 carried by the machine frame. The bars 88, I88 are normally urged tom wards the spindle 4| by a spring I88, Figure 18, but are maintained in the positions illustrated in the drawings by a cam I84, Figure 5, on the shaft 8 which bears against a roller I85 carried by a pivoted arm I88 to the free end of which one end of each of a pair of links I81 is pivotally connected, the other endsof the links being provided with slots I88 into which extend pins I88 carried by extensions II8 provided upon the limbs I8I of the respective .bars 88, I88. A bar III is con- 50 nected between the limbs I8I of each setting bar 88, I88 and one arm II2 of a double-armed lever .I I3 which is pivotally mounted upon the correspondingrod I82 is arranged to bear against the I bar III through the medium of a spring H4.
55 The other arm II5 of eachdouble-armed lever I t8 is operatively connected to one arm of one of a pair of horizontally arranged bell crank levers I I8 which are pivotally mounted upon a supporting bar II1 carried by the machine frame. The
80 free end of the other arm of each bell crank lever I I8 is provided with a fork I I8 in which is mounted a yoke II8 arranged to extend into a groove I28, Figure 4, of one of a pair of sleeves I2I slidably mounted upon the
shaft 3. Each sleeve I2I 65 is provided with a forked extension I22 arranged to engage with a guide bar I23 which is carried by a pair of plates I2 secured to-a printing cylinder 2 and the hub 2 of which (Figure 3) is keyed to the shaft 3.
70 Each sleeve. I2I is provided with a stop I24 one of which is illustrated in Figure 3 which is arranged to co-operate with a series of circumferentially and axially displaced steps I25 formed upon a barrel I28 which is secured to a
type wheel 76 I21 which is rotatably mounted upon a spindle I28 carried by the plates I2. Each type wheel I21 (only one of which is shown in Figure 3) is urged by a spring in a clockwise direction in Fisure 3 in the manner described in the aforesaid Patent No. 1,886,626. In thenormal position of 5 the parts illustrated in the drawings the stops I24 and sleeves I2I are located nearest to the printing cylinder 2 in the axial direction of the shaft 8 and a step I25 is-arranged in engagement therewith which ensures that a zero type face upon each of the wheels I21 is disposed outwardly from the shaft 8 so as to be located at the same radial distance from the axis of the shaft 8 as the general printing surface of the printing cylinder 2, that is to say, the surface or path generated by the outer faces of the various types on the cylinder which are effective'to print when the cylinder rotates. Each type wheel I21 is provided with type faces equally disposed around the periphery thereof numbering 0 to 9 and a corresponding number of steps I are provided upon the barrel I28, so that any of the faces may be brought to the outermost or printing position relatively to the cylinder 2, by rotation of the respective type wheel. 25
The operation of the parts so far described is as follows:-
Depression of a key I such as is illustrated in Figure9, causes the
81, 88 to be disposed in. the path of movement of their 80 respective setting bars 88, I 88 and simultaneously the nose I of the depressed key lifts the universal clutch bar 18 clear of the differential abutments stops 86. The depression of the key is caused in a manner hereinafter described to actuate a switch mechanism 85 which energizes the magnet 48 so that the armature is moved into alignment with the notch 11*. The spring 18 thereupon moves the arm 11, rod 12 and clutch bar 18 to the "right in Figures 2 and :3 thus causing an oscillation of the spindle 40 14 which closes the switch for the motor 88. This movement of the arm 11 disengages the nose 84 from below the projection 85 andthe heel 81 of the latch 88. The latch "is moved by the spring into engagement with one of the notches 88 so that the arm 88 is coupled by the latch to the -collar 8I and to the driving motor 85 "so that the I85 and permitthe spring I88 to move the setting bars 88, I88 towards the spindle 4I. This movement of the bars 88 and I88 is limited by the 81 and 88 of the depressed key. The differential movements of the differential abutments bars 88 and I88 thus effected produces, through the medium of the levers H8 and H8, corresponding differential movements of the sleeves I2 I and stops I24 thereon, axially of the shaft 8. The movements of the stops I24 permit the springs of the type wheels I21 to rotate the same until further rotation' thereof is prevented by one of the steps I28.
' The arrangement is such that the differential rotatype faces mounted upon the printing cylinder are arranged to be inked by an inking roller I28 and thereafter to print upon a ticket through the medium of an impression roller I88, Figure 3, the
printed ticket being delivered through the me- 7 dium of a friction roller I3I through a slot I32 in the upper panel of the machine casing.
Each type wheel [21 is provided with a pinion formed of pins I33 arranged vin mesh witha toothedquadrant l34 (Figure 3) pivotally mountcommencement of a printing operation removes" the stops I36 from the path of movement of the arms I35 so as 'to permit rotation thereof with the printing cylinder 2 androtation thereof relatively to the said cylinder as the type wheels I21 rotate'upon the spindle I28.
Towards the end of a cycle of operation of the machine-a cam I31, Figure 5, keyed to the shaft the stirrup member 13 so as to restore the stirrup and rod 12 to the normal position in which the stops I36 are again interposed in the path of th arms I35. This causes a rotation of the quadrants I34 with the printing cylinder} to cease as soon as the arms I'abut against the stops I36 and thereafter rotation of the printing cylinder 2 causes relative movement between the quadrant B4 and the pinions I33 so as to restore thetype 30'- wheels I21 tothe normal zero-position.
V The restorationfof the rod 12 to the normal position by the cam I31 also restores the nose 84 on the
arm 11 to the normal position so that as the printing cylinder rotates-during the latter to part'of a revolution the heel 81 abuts against the noose 84 and the latch 88 is disengaged from the notched collar 9| at the same moment as the projection 85 of the arm 86 abuts against the nose 84; the return movement of the rod -12 also causes the return oscillatory movement of the 20 3 is arranged to actuate an arm I38 carried by spindle 14 which opens the switch for the motor j 95. I During the latter part of the rotation of theshaft3 the cam I04 operates to restore the bars 99 and IIJII to their normal position as illustrated in Figure 5. m
7 When the ticket issuing maehines'according to this invention are employed for issuing. tickets as receipts for bets in conjunction with a totalizatcr, the type wheels I 21 are employed for print-.
ing'upon the tickets the number of the horse or other competitor in respect of which the tickets are issued. In this instance, itis also necessary to print the word winf or the word "place upon,
each ticket in accordance with-the; type of bet made. I I
V To this end a master member .6 is slidably mounted in guides in the machine frame and ex-' tends through the front of ,the machine casing 10 'where a finger piece 6 is provided thereon; The
i master member 4 is arranged to extend through a gate 1 disposed adjacent the underside of the bank of operating keys I and is pivotally connect ed near to the forward end thereof to one
end 5 of a link 6 (Figures 3, 4; and 7) ,by means of a pin '8 on'the member 4 which extends through a hole formed in the end of the link, the said end being accommodatedina recess 8 formedaini the upper edge of the memberd. The other end of the 70 link 8 isfpivotallyioiinectedby a bolt 9 to. a rod 9 mounted in guides in the machine frame so as guide bar II secured to the machine frame (Figure 3). In the stationary position of the print-- ing cylinder 2 a rod I2 slidably mounted in plates -I2 carried by the printing cylinder is,arr'anged between the plates III.' "The rod I2 is provided 5 with a grooved collar I3 which is arranged to engage a pin I4 mounted upon a crank I5'secured to a spindle I6v pivotally mounted in a bracket I5 secured to the boss 2 of the printing cylinder. The spindle I6 carries the type 10 member 5 (provided with twotype faces 5, or 5) provided with a roller I1 arranged in engagement with a blade spring I8 arranged to maintain either of the type faces 5*, or 5 in register with the surface of revolution generated by the printing cyll5 inder. It will be observed that a longitudinal move-, ment of the master member 4 is communicated through the link 8 to the rod 9 which in turn moves the rod I2, collar I3, the said collar mov- 20 ing the pin I4 and thereby rotating the spindle I6 and type member 5 therewitlrin one direction or the other into one of two alternative positions, one of which is-indicated in full lines and the other in dot and dash lines in Figure 4. Thus 26 the position of the master member 4 determines which of the type faces 5, 5 will be arranged in' alignment with the surface of revolutiongenerated by the printing cylinder 2, and therefore will be in a position to print upon a ticket when 30 the printing cylinder rotates.
Adjacent the gate 'l'the master member ti is provided with a notch i9 (Figure 3) "which engages a
pin 28 mounted upon an arm 2| of insulating material secured to one end of a con- 35 tact device 22 which is insulatedand is pivotally mounted in bearings 23 provided in theiframe of the machine (Figures 1 and 6).
The arrangement is such that longitudinal movement of the master member 6 causes the
so contact device 22 to bepartially rotated and the position of the master member-thereby determines .the position of the said device, the two alternative operative positions of which are shown respectively in Figures '3 and 10. 4 5
device 22 is providedwith'a pair of contact bars 24 and 25 which extend upon either side of two banks of 26 and 21 I. mounted upon a gontactblades carrier 28 of insulating material which is carried by the machine frame. 5
' A pair of the
26, 21 is disposed beneath each of'the keys I-which are each provided with a. contact blades disc 43 of insulating material.
a A contact-
brush 25 mounted upon the carv rier 28 bears upon the device 22 and an electrical'5 to be movable in a direction transverse to the direction of movement of the master member 4. 'liwo plates I0 are-rigidly mounted upon the rod 15 and are arranged -to engage slidably with a connection between the contact bars 24 and 25 and its corresponding terminal is'thereby ob tained.
When the. master member 4 is inthe position indicated in Figure 3,,it will be observed that the depression of a key-Les indicated in Figure 9' *causes the disc thereon to engagebetween and flex the corresponding'contact blades .26 and, 21
causesthe blade 26 to engage with the con tact bar 24 whilst the blade 21 is not-moved suf nciently to enablethe sameto engage with the bar25.'-
The contact of the blade '26 with the
bar 24 is utilized; in a manner hereinafter described to register a. bet at a central control station upon- 7 the win registering mechanism of the. horse, corresponding to the key depressed. When the master member 4 is moved into theposition indicated in Figure-1'0, the depression of a key I causes a contact to; be similarly established between the 7 v Three counters 29, 30, and 3| are mounted upon the machine and are each adapted to be coupled by a link 32 to a rod 32 carried in a swinging frame 32 which is operatively connected to an eccentric 32, Figure 4, keyed to the shaft 3. The rod 32* extends through a slot 32 in one end of the link 32-and the closed end of the slotted portion is urged against the rod by a spring 32. The normal position of the rod 32 is shown in Figure 3 and rotation of the shaft 3 causes the eccentric 32 to move the said rod to the right and back again, the movement to the right permitting the springs 32 to move the links 32 to the right and the movement of the rod to the left ensuring that positive return of the links; The counter 29 is arranged to be operated in a manner hereinafter described only when tickets are printed upon by" the type face 5 and so register the number of tickets of' that character issued by the machine, whilst the counter 30 registers the number of tickets issued which hear an imprint of the type face 5 whereas the counter 3| registers the aggregate of the counters 29 and".
.In order to effect the correct selection of the counters by movements of the master member 4,
the same is provided with a
cam face 43 arranged in engagement with a roller 42 pivotally mountedv upon one end of an arm 40 which is pivotally mounted upon a spindle 4| arranged to sup- T port the keys I is connected to one end of a link 39 the other of the machine; The arm 40 end of which is provided with a slot arranged to receive a pin 38, mounted upon one end of a pivotally mounted selector member 96. The selectormember 35 is provided with apertures 33, 34, and 35 arranged in staggered formation at points along the length thereof.
' When the eccentric 32 rotates with the
shaft 3, it swings the frame 32 to the right in Figure 3 and thus enables the springs 32 to move the links 32 to the right as the rod 32* carried by the said frameprogresses in that direction. It is to be noted however that this movement of the links can only occur when the corresponding aperture 33, 34, or 35 in the member 35 is disposed opposite to an extension 33,.onth'e link 32 so that the said extension can pass through the aperture;
otherwiseonly a very slight movement of the link is eifected which is limited by the free end of the extension thereof abutting against the member 36. When a
link 32 is permitted tomove the fulldistance to the right with the rod '32 and'is then retracted with -the'rod to the normalposition by the actionof the eccentric 32, the counter which is operatively connected with the link is actuated and one unit-is added thereto.
- ,The arrangement is such that when the master member 4 is inthe position indicated in Figure 3 the aperture 33 iii the selector member 36 is disposed Opposite to the
extension 31 of the link 32 which is arranged to operatelthe counter 29, the aperture 35 is so dimensioned -as to be disposed opposite, to the extension of the link of the counter 3|, whilst theaperture 34 is maintained'out of register with the extensiom of the link which operates the counter 30, so that when themachine is operatd'in this position the eration of the machine by 4 which includes the electromagnetic releasing deple the universal bar ill with the spring 52 for wise movement to the said arm which results in a 29 and 3| will be actuated whilst the counters counter 39 will remain unaffected.
Upon the master member 4 being moved in the direction of the arrowsa (Figures 3 and 7) into the position indicated in Figure 10, to displace I the rod 9 in the direction of the arrows b (Figures 4 and 7) the
type member 5 is moved in the manner hereinbefore described and the roller 42, moved by the cam 43 in an upward direction, operates the link 39 and member 39 to ensure that 10 the aperture 34 in the member 35 is moved into register with the extension 31 of the link 32 which is arranged to operate the counter 33, whilst the aperture 33 in the member 33 is moved out of register withthe extension. 31- of ures 4 and 8) and an operation thereof moves 23 U the member 39 into the-position indicated in dot and dash lines in Figure 8 where all the apertures 33, 34, and 35 are moved out of register with theextensions 31 of the links 32 so that an opeifect an actuation of any .of the counters;
In order that the nrachine shall be maintained inoperable whilst
thetype member 5 is' being moved from -one position to the other by the master member 4 in the manner hereinbefore de- 35.
scribed, the said member is constructed so that thefull width thereof -maintains the gate 1 closed whilst
depressions 41 provided at points along the length therein are of such a depth as to ensure that when the said member -4 is in either of its extreme operative positions one of the depressions is aligned with the gate and provides a free space between a series of balls constituting the gate 1 which permits the depression of'one key only at a time between the balls.
When a machine is connected with a central control station for the purpose of registeringthe number and class of tickets issued thereby an op eration of a key establishes an
electric circuit vice 49 for the machine (Figure 2) and also contacts 53 and 5| of-a make and break device, illustrated in Figure 5, which is arranged to be acv tuated by a cam in the form of a collar 52 hav- I ing a recess 52 and keyed upon the shaft 3', the
contact 53 15 carried by a spring blade 52'' provided with a
projection 52 which bears against the cam 52". A push rod 52 is arranged to couthe purpose of safeguarding thecontacts 33, 5| against closure once they have been opened'in a cycle of operation, until the very end of the cycle: this is ensured by the cam I31 moving the arm I33 a little further anti-clockwise than thenor-r mal position so that when the said cam is operating on the said arm the rod 52 maintains the contacts 53, 5| separated until the cam lfl releases the arm I33 andpermits a slight clocks movement of the rod .m a; the rightinto the positionshownqnFigul-e s and the contacts then close. a a
Figure '13, illustrates diagrammatically two ticket machines il" colistructed in sethe test key does not so? cordance with this inventionand arranged to -windenomination. When the master member 4 print and issuetickets as receipts for bets.
. Each ticket printing and issuing machine is arranged inelectrical connection with a central competitors are indicated diagrammatically at C whilst the place counters are indicated diagrammatically at D. Each win or place counter is. operable'by the individual machines A through. the medium respectively of a
relay 56 or 51' associated solely with the machine. Various forms oi. such counting mechanisms are well known and the same do not in themselves constitute any part of this invention, but are shown diagrammatically in the drawings for the purpose of illustrating the manner in which the circuits ,of the ticket'issuing machines according to the invention may be arranged.
Each key of a machine when depressed closes one of two electrical circuits according to the position of the master member through the medium.
contact blade 26 or 2? and contact bar 2 5 or 25 and the brush 25 in the manner hereinbefore described. The contact blades 26 and 2? of each key are connected respectively to separate station whereby some or all of the keys of each been opened manually by an operator prior to the of the machines may be disconnected from the electrically operated mechanisms 58, 51- at the central controlstation. Thus whenafbet is made the operator of a machine A",moves the master member 6 thereof to the position to indicate whether the bet is a WiiY or a place bet, and thereupon depresses the key corresponding to the number of the horse upon which the bet is placed.
If there is not a runner lathe race bearing the number on which the bet has been placed, the switch fifl asscciated with that number would have issuing of tickets, at the central control station so as to break the circuit through the
56 and 51 and the electromag neticrelease correspond ing mechanisms device 49, and in consequence the machine is locked against operation and the registering mechanism and the machine is maintained inoperative. If, however, there exists a runner corresponding to the number of the key depressed and the bet is in respecto! a win a a circuit will be closed through the corresponding spring blade 26,1ad54, the corresponding electromagnetically operated mechanism 56 of the series ,of registering counters 6" through wlead 5l, control switchit lead 62, main cutout switch M, source of electrical energy 61, lead 89, make.
and break device ill, SI and the electromag uetically'operated release mechanism It to the bar 2!, whereupon the bet reglstere'tl'i'or afffwin upon the appropriate counterC at the central control station and a ticket is printed and'issued "from the machine bearing horse number and is moved so as to set the machine for a place bet a corresponding circuit is closed when a key is depressed to actuate a
relay 51 to register a place A bet upon the registering counter D" at the central control station.
When ticket issuing machines constructed in accordance with this invention are electrically connected to the aforesaid central control station by means of a coding and decoding mechanism in order to effect economy inwiring the electrical arrangements havernecessarily to be somewhat modifiedfrom those described above. I
Figure 14 illustrates diagrammatically a method of connecting electrically two ticket printing and 15 sion of a key in the ticket issuing machine. De- I pending upon which key is depressed and the consequent actuation of the relay device in the coding mechanisman electric impulse is sent over. one
or more lines tothe decoding mechanism, it being appreciated that owing to the permutation of the impulses a considerably less number of lines is required to connect the coding mechanism to the. decoding mechanism than the number of keys in the ticket issuing machine; for example six lines are suficient for a machine with forty keys. receipt of the coded impulses by selective relay devices in the decoding mechanism, a circuit is established througha registering relay associated solely with the ticket issuing machine actuated and the particular competitor in respect of which a ticket is issued by the machine.-
In the arrangement illustrated in Figure l4 the selective contact device22 is dispensed with and the depression of a key is arrangedto cause one of a series of blades, 24*- electrically connected to gether to contact with one of a series of
contac 26 for a purpose hereinafter'described. f When the master member 4 is moved to set the machine for printing and issuing tickets for Place. bets it closes a pl switch flmstmted' i inFigures 11 and .12 and which comprises a ring 53 mounted upon one end of the rod 9 but insulated therefrom an'dwhich in the position of the rod Sand master member 4 corresponding to the printingand issuing of place tickets is arranged to establish electrical connection between a pair of spring blades 59; or'the movement of the rod 9 may be. made to operate a pair oi! spring contacts of standard telephone design. I'he closing of the switch is arranged to close the circuit of an electromagnetically operated switch in ;a known manner in decoding mec anlsm F, so that the circuit associated with the 'ey depressed is electrically switched over from the win leadspi the decoding mechanism to the, place'-'- leads thereof whereby a place. bet willbe recorded at theicentral contrdl station. =The win and place switch is designated by the reference numeral 5? '0 Ia key causes a circuit to be established through the corresponding contact 26%,.lead, 6| connectedthereto to'the coding mechanism E which codes the number of the ticket in the known manner above referred to and by means of permutated circults m the leads a actuates the decoding mechanism F which then establishes a circuit through the registering relay 56 corresponding to the key depressed and thence by alead it, to a control switch I thence through the master switch H, to
the negative pole of the source of electrical energy.
while the other end of the key circuit is connected I to earth after passing through the
trol of the decoding mechanism in this way is well known and forms in itself no part of this invention. Y
It is to be understood that the
lines 54 and it Figure 13 and lines 6| Figure 14 of each machine may be connected to a switch 60 without necessarily passing through an electromagneticaliy operated registering device or a coding mechanism.
Although the machine has been described as arranged to issue "win and place tickets and register the issue thereof upon a totalizator mechanism-it is to be observed that the machine could be arranged to print, issue and registerfirst and third class railway tickets or any similar variety of tickets.
1a In a totalizator ticket printing and issuing 4 machine the combination of a rotary printing cylinder provided with a'movable type member.
having at least two type faces selectable 'for printing the class of bet by movement of said member and a manually reciprocable master member. operatively associated with said type member and operable solely by such reci rocation to move the same selectively only wh n said type member is in a predetermined non-printing,
g. In a totalizator ticket issuing machine the combination with a rotary printing cylinder having a normally stationary position, of a type member having at least two different type faces selectable for printing the class of bet by movement of said member and a'manually reciprocable master member operatively associated with said type member and operable solely by such reciprocation to move the same selectively only when said printing cylinder is stationary.
a totalizator ticket printing and issuing machine the combination with a rotary printing cylinder having movably mounted thereon a series of competitor printing types of different denominations selectable for printing by movement of said types and manually operable selecting means therefor, of at least two further; different types movably mounted on said cylinder for printing the class of bet, a manually operable master member operatively associated with said further types for selectively moving any. one
thereof into position for printing on said cylinder and means operable to. prevent actuation of the first said manually operable means until the master member islocated in one of the class selective positions thereof.
4. In a ticket printing and issuing machine the combination of a rotary printing cylinde a type member movably mounted on said cylinder and having at least two type faces either of which can be brought-selectively into position for printing by movement of said type member, actuating means operatively connected to said type member for selectively moving the same, said means being carried'on saidprinting cylinder and disposed eccentrically thereof, and manually reciprocable 15 means separated from but adapted by such reciprocation to co-operate with said actuating means to thereby selectively move said type member.
5. In a ticket printing and issuing machine the so combination of a rotary printing cylinder, a type member movabiy mounted on said cylinder and ,having at least two type faces either of which can be brought selectively into position for print-I ing by movement of said type member, actuating means operatively connected to said type member for selectively moving the same, said means being carried on said printing cylinder and disposed eccentrically thereof and manually reciprocable means separated from but adapted by 80 such reciprocation to co-operate with said actuating means solely in a predetermined position of said printing cylinder about its axis of'rotation to thereby selectively move said type member. i
. 6. In a ticket printing and issuing machine the combination of a rotary printing .cylinder, having a predetermined normal stationary position;
a typ member movably molmted on said cylinder and having at least two type faces either of which 40 can be' brought selectively into position for print- .ing by movement of said type member, actuating meansoperatively connected to said type member for-seIectiveIy movingthe same, said means being carried onsaid printing cylinder and (118- posed eccentric'ally thereof and manually reciprocable means separated from but adapted by such reciprocation to co-operate with said actuating means in said stationary position of said I printingcylinder to thereby selectively move said so type member.
7. In a ticket printing-and issuing machine, the combination of a rotary "printing cylinder pro-' vided with a movable type member having a plurality of type faces of at least two denominations. a first rod slidable in the machine frame, a mini-- ually operable master member operatively connected to said first rod,"two abutinentmembers mounted on said first rod; a second rod 'slidably "0 mounted upon said printing cylinder, and which in a normal stationary positionfof the'printing cylinder is operatively associated with said abutments, said second-mod being operatively connected to said type member, whereby said master '5 membe'r is operable-to move saidtype member selectively when cylinder is ste 'tionary. i I
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