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5 Sheets-Sheet 1. T. OARNEY. CASH REGISTER.
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Patented May 9, 1893.
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CASH REGISTER.
No. 496,855. Patented May 9,1893.
UNITED STATES PATENT OEEicE.
THOMAS OARNEY, OF DAYTON, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE NATIONAL CASH REGISTER COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
CASH-REGISTER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 496,855, dated May 9, 1893.
Application filed December 31, 1892- Serial No, 456,877. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, THOMAS OARNEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Cash-Registers, of which the following is a description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.
My present invention relates to an improvement upon and modification of the machine shown in Letters Patent No. 482,517, granted me September 13, 1892; and it consists chiefly in the application of a record and ticket printing attachment to that machine, and in the adaptation of some of the features of that invention to what is sometimes termed a fivecent machine; that is,a machine employing a series of keys representing cents in multiples of five, from five to ninety-five inclusive.
The novelty of my invention consists in the new combinations, arrangements and modes of operation of the Various parts, all as will be hereinafter set forth and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a front elevation of the machine, removed from its casing, with the front ends of the operating keys out OK and with parts of the framework broken away to expose the mechanism beyond; Fig. 2 a top plan View of the machine with the frame which carries the registering wheels and associate devices removed, and with the segments which actuate the registering and type wheels shown in dotted lines; Fig. 3 a sectional plan view, showing the operating keys, and the vibrating frame and five-cent bar resting upon them in the lower part of the machine; Fig. 4 a side elevation of the right side of the machine,
showing the printing attachment; Fig. l a
top plan view of the first four registering wheels and associate devices; Fig. 5 a detail View of some of the graduated cams and the sliding plate co-operating with them; and Fig. 6 a vertical section of the machine approximately on the line 66 of Fig. 2.
The same letters and numerals of reference are used to indicate identical parts in all the figures.
The operating keys consist of lovers A fulcru med on a shaft B and resting at their rear ends upon a cross piece 0 of the framework in the lower ends of vertical slots in the usual guide plate D. There are in this instance two sets of keys in the machine, the one on the right consisting of nineteen keys representing multiples of five from five to ninety-five inclusive, and the one on the left consisting of five keys representing dollars in regular order from one to five inclusive, the two sets of keys being separated by a special key, in this instance marked Change; Figs. 2 and 3. The rear ends of the keys co-operate with the usual verticallyguided indicator rods E which carry the indicators F bearing indicating numbers corresponding to the values of the respective keys. Collars or projections G upon the rods E co-operate with a supporting bar or wing H in the usual Well known manner to temporarily hold the indicators of operated keys in exposed position.
As in the machine shown anddescribed in my former patent before referred to the key levers in my present machine have pivoted to their sides near their rear ends a series of vertical rods or plates I carrying or formed into graduated cams or wedges J at their upper ends. These cam plates may be guided in their vertical movement by any suitable means, in this instance being passed through slots in a fixed guide plate J their upper ends normally resting in the slots in said plate, as seen in Fig. 5. Above the guide plate J are mounted longitudinally sliding plates or frames K L, the former co-operating with the cent series of keys and the latter with the dollar series. These plates are pro-r:
vided with slots corresponding to those in the" guide plate J and normally standing out of line with the slots in the plate J J are adapted to cooperate with the slots in the sliding plates to move the latter difierent distances proportionate to the values of the operated keys, and the lengths of the slots in said plate and also in the guide plate J correspond to the widths of the respective cams, so that when any cam is moved through its co-operating slots it entirely fills the lengths of them and positively arrests the sliding plate which has been moved by it. In this instance, as in my former machine, the cams sponding lengths, or the cams may be of uniform Width at their widest parts and the slots in thesliding plates be of uniform lengths and the position of the cams relatively to their co-operating slots be so adjusted that they will give the sliding plate the varying degrees of movement desired.
In my former machine there were employed three sets of operating keys, each set containing nine keys representing the nine digits, and there were three longitudinally sliding slotted plates co-operating with the respective sets of keys. In that machine the different keys of each set moved the sliding bar corresponding to that setdifferent distances, the key of lowest value moving it one unit of distance, the next two units, the next three units, and so on. Each platewastherefore given nine difierent degrees of movement by the nine keys in its co-operating set. There, however, as in my present machine, a set of nineteen keys, representing multiples of five from five to ninety-five, is employed, it is difficult to so adjust the parts as to give the one sliding bar co-operating with such set of keys nineteen different degrees of movement withsufficient accuracy to insure the registration of the exact values of the operated keys. In my present machine, therefore, I employ what may be termed a five-cent bar, and a five cent registering Wheel co-operating with said bar. This bar overlies the series of nineteen keys, but is arranged'to co-operate with only the ten keys which represent odd multiples of five, and is unaffected by the operations of the nine keys which represent even multiples of five. The sliding bar K which co-operates with this series of keys is provided with two series of slots at b, Fig. 2. The nine slots a cooperate with the cams of the keys representing even multiples of five, and the nine slots 1) with the cams of the keys representing odd multiples of five, excepting the five cent key. The cam of each odd multiple key and that of the next lower even multiple key are of the same width, and their co-operating slots in the sliding bar K are of the same length, so that the two keys will move the sliding bar the same distance when they are independently operated. It results from this arrangement that the operations of the ten and fifteen-cent keys will move the bar K the same distance, as will the operations of the twenty and tWenty-five-cent keys, the thirty and thirty- .five-cent keys, and so on through the series,
each even multiple key and the next higher odd multiple key moving the bar the same distance. Now, the bar K co-operates with what may be called a ten-cent registering wheel, to register upon said wheel the tens of the values of the operated keys, whether even or odd multiples of five. The fives of the odd multiple keys are added upon the five-cent registering Wheel before referred to, which is actuated through the medium of the five-cent bar. This five-cent bar M is shown in full in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. It is hung by side-arms N upon the fulcrum shaft 13 of the key levers, and extends across the series of nineteen keys forming the right hand set. It is provided on its under side with pendent lugs 0, Figs. 1 and 6, Which rest upon the odd multiple keys, While the even multiple keys are free to play up and down between the lugs O without moving the bar. Secured to the right hand end of the bar is a rearwardly projecting arm or plate P, Figs. 3 and 6, which has pivoted to its side near its rear end one of the vertical rods or plates I whose upper end is beveled off to form a cam which is adapted to play through a slot 0, Fig. 2, in a sliding frame Q which co-operates with the five-cent registering Wheel. The result of this arrangement is that when any one of the odd multiple keys is operated the sliding frame Q will be moved and, through the mechanism hereinafter described, will turn the five-cent registering wheel and add five thereon.
The five keys of the dollar set have pivoted to them rods or plates I similar to those of the other set, carrying cams J co-operating with suitable slots in the sliding plate or frame L before referred to. The sliding frame Q has secured to it a plate Rcarrying or having formed upon it a rack S. The frames or plates K L have secured to them similar plates R R carrying racks S S These racks mesh respectively with toothed segments upon the rear ends of horizontal plates or levers T, Fig. 2, pivotally supported near their middles in a supplemental frame U, Fig. 1, secured upon the main frame at the points 6, Fig. 2. The front ends of the pivoted plates T are formed into toothed segments which mesh with pinions V fast upon vertical spindles W journaled in the frame U. Feathered upon the spindle W V above the pinions V and resting upon the latter are shouldered sleeves or hubs X whose upper ends are provided with clutch teeth adapted to cooperate with clutch teeth upon the lower ends of sleeves Y loosely mounted upon the upper ends of the spindles WV. The sleeves Y have fast upon their upper ends the registering wheels Z Z Z By means of a swinging frame A, Fig. 1, engaging the shoulders of all three of the clutch sleeves or hubs X and lifted at the beginning of each operation of the machine by a cam B upon a rotary shaft 0, Fig. 2, all of the clutch hubs X are lifted into engagement with the sleeves Y at the beginning of depression of any key, asin the machine described in my former patent before referred to. The sliding frames K L being thus connected to the registering wheels at the beginning of each operation of the machine the movement imparted to any one or more of those frames by the operated key or keys will be transmitted to the registering wheels. At the end of the positive stroke of the operated key or keys the cam B is carried from under the frame A and the latter allowed to drop to normal position, disengaging the clutches and disconnecting the registering wheels from the parts which actuate them, so that during the return movement of those parts the registering wheels re main stationary. As seen in Fig. 4, the registering wheel Z, which constitutes the fivecent registering wheel before referred to, bears upon its face, around its periphery, a series of alternate fives and naughts. At each operation of any odd multiple key this wheel is turned a tenth of a revolution, and at each alternate movement it transfers ten to the registering wheel Z, which latter bears upon its face ten equidistant numbers, from O to 9 inclusive, as is usual, and at each complete revolution transfers a dollar to the third registering wheel Z The transfer mechanism between the wheels Z and Z, and the wheels Z and Z may be of any suitable character, that illustrated in the drawings being substantially the same as the mechanism described and claimed in detail in my patent before referred to, further illustration and description of which are therefore thought unnecessary here.
From the foregoing explanation it will be understood that at each operation of any even multiple key in the cents series its full value will be added upon the wheel Z, and that upon the operation of any odd multiple key (except the five cent key) the tens of its value will be added upon the wheel Z and the five of its value upon the wheel Z.
t I am aware that it is not broadly new to employ a five-cent bar incombination with a series of odd and even multiple keys, for the purpose of registering thefives of the odd multi ple keys upon one registering wheel and permitting their tens to be registered upon another, and my invention in this respect is restricted to the particular combinations set forth in my claims.
The means for rotating the shaft 0 which carries the cam B above referred to is shown more particularly in Fig. 6, reference also being had to Figs. 2 and 3. As seen in Figs. 3 and 6 there is the usual vibrating frame D extending across and resting upon the rear ends of the entire series of keys and hung by side-arms E at its ends to the side frames of the machine. This frame is lifted by the operation of any key in the series. At its right hand end, Fig. 6, it carries a vertical plate F mounted on a pendent bearing on the vibrating frame by a slot and pin connection at G. Thelower end of its plate is provided with a vertical slot H through which passes a screw stud 1 upon the side frame of the machine and by which the frame F is guided in its vertical movements. Formed upon the opposite walls of a central vertical opening in the plate F are two racks J K adapted to co-operate with the pinion L fast upon the shaft 0. Pivoted in the upper end of the plate F is an arm M yieldingly held in vertical position by springs N and having at its upper end a laterally projecting stud 0, preferably surrounded by a friction sleeve or roller, which co-operates with two inclined lugs P Q upon the side-frame of the machine. The plate F is provided on its outer side with a projection T which co-operates with a vertical guide rib U upon the side-frame of the machine. Under this arrangement of the parts when the front end of any key lever is depressed the lifting of the vibrating frame B causes the rack J to turn the pinion L in the direction of the arrow and give it a half revolution. As the upper end of the spring-arm M is forced rearward by its contact with the inclined lug Q, in the upward movement of the parts, the spring N is put under tension and tends to throw the plate F rearward,but the engagement of the projection T with the forward side of the guide-rib prevents rearward movement of the plate F until the projection clears the upper end of the rib, whereupon the plate F will be thrown rearward and the rack J disengaged from the pinion and the rack K engaged with it. During the return stroke of the operated key and downward movement of the vibrating frame and plate F the rack K will turn the pinion L onward in the direction of the arrow and complete a revolution of it, the projection T traveling down the rear side of the guide-rib U. As the parts approach normal position the engagement of the stud 0 upon the upper end of the spring-arm h with the inclined lug P causes the plate F to be thrown forward to normal position as soon as the projection T clears the lower end of the guide rib U.
The key levers A are provided on their upper sides near their rear ends with the usual slotted lugs or hooks V which co-operate with a flange W on the rear side of the Vibrating frame to couple the operated key to said frame. A pawl X engaging a ratchet Y fast on the shaft 0 preventsretrograde movement of the parts after they have been started in either direction, and consequently compels full strokes of the operated keys in each direction; as is usual in machines of this class.
The next feature of my invention relates to the combination of a ticket and record printing attachment with machines of the character described in this application and in my former patent, although in some respects this feature of my invention may be employed upon other and different machines, as will be hereinafter explained. As seen inFig. 1 each of the vertical spindles W before described has secured upon its lower end, below the frame U, a beveled pinion A These pinions mesh with beveled gears B the left hand one of which is fast upon a shaft journaled at its left hand end in a bracket D secured upon the framework and at its right hand end in the right hand side frame of the machine. Its right hand end projects some distance beyond the side frame and has secured upon it a type wheel or carrier E bearing upon its periphery two diametrically opposite series of type numbers, the numbers in each series corresponding to the values of the keys in the dollar set. The middle one of the gears B is fast upon a sleeve F which is loose upon the shaft 0 and carries at its extreme right hand end a second type wheel or carrier Gr adjacent to the wheel E and bearing upon its periphery two diametrically opposite series of type numbers, there being ten types in each series, representing 0 and the nine digits, and the wheel normally standing with its naughts at the printing points. The right hand gear B is fast upon a second sleeve H loose upon the sleeve F and also projecting through the side frame of the machine and having fast upon its right hand end the third type carrier 1 The type carrier I is provided upon its periphery at diametrically opposite points with two types representing 5 and two representing 0, the latter normally standing at the printing points.
Each of the beveled gears B has fast upon its right hand side a toothed wheel 8, with which toothed wheelsco-operate three looking dogs C (shown in dotted lines in Fig. 6) fast upon a rock-shaft D journaled at its right hand end in the side frame of the machine and at its left hand end in the bracket plate D but not shown in Fig. 1. D has fast upon it near its right hand end a rearwardly projecting arm E, with which cooperates a friction roller 15", carried by the upper end of an arm G fast upon the right hand end of the vibrating frame D, Figs. 1 and 6. The adjustment of the parts is such that when the front end of any key lever is depressed and the vibrating frame therebylifted and the upper end of the arm G thrown forward the friction roller F will strike the shoulder 11 on the under side of the arm E just before the downward stroke of the key is completed and will lift'the arm E and rock the shaft D and throw the locking dogs 0 into engagement with their respect? ive wheels 13 and thereby positively lock the several type wheels in the positions at which they may have been set, While the printing is being effected. The printing points in this instance, as seen in Fig. 4, are vertically above and below the axes of the type wheels, at which point there are arranged to co-operate with the type wheels two platens J 2 K carried upon spring-arms L M secured to bell-crank arms or plates N O pivoted to the side-frame at P Q and connected at their opposite ends by a slot and pin at T The rotary shaft 0 before described projects through the side frame of the machine and The shafthas fast upon it a cam U (shown in dotted lines) which co-operates with the bell-crank 0 During the downward stroke of an operated key and first half of revolution of the shaft 0' the cam U engages a projection V upon the upper edge of the plate 0 and depresses said plate and the platen K against the stress of a coiled spring W connected to the plate 0 The connection of the plates 0 N at the point T causes the plate N to be rocked upon its pivotal support and the platen J lifted away from the type wheel, against the stress of a spring X corresponding to the spring W At the completion of the downward stroke of the operated key and first half of the revolution of the shaft 0, after the type wheels have been turned to bring to the printing points their numbers which correspond to the values of the operated keys,
the tail of the cam U clears the projection.
V on the bell-crank O and the springs W X throw the bell-cranks back to normal position and cause the platens J K to strike the types a sharp quick blow, the spring-arms L M permitting the momentum of the platens to carry them against the types and then cause them to spring back to normal position a short distance from the types. Upon the release of the operated keys they, with the type wheels and the intermediate mechanism which actuates them, return to normal position, ready for the next operation.
By providing the typecarriers with two diametrically opposite series of numbers the amounts to be indicated and registered may be simultaneously printed upon a record-strip carried in the machine and upon a card or ticket inserted between one of the platens and the type carriers. In the present instance the printing upon the record-strip is effected at the under side of the type-carriers, the strip being carried upon a supply reel Y led thence upward over a guide-roller A thence rearward between the type-carriers and the platen K thence between a roller 13 carried by a spring-arm O and pressed against a roller (not shown) upon the shaft 0, and thence downward around astorage-reel D The latter has fast upon it a peripherally grooved disk E and the rotary shaft 0 has fast upon it a similar smaller disk F A yielding band G passed around the two disks and crossed between them furnishes a frictional driving connection between the shaft 0 and the storage'reel, to cause the latter to wind up the portion of the record-strip advanced at each operation of the machine by the roller B and the roller on the shaft G'against which it bears.
The ticket to be printed simultaneously with the printing of the amount upon the record-strip is inserted between the upper platen J and a horizontal plate H beneath the same and above the type wheels. This plate is provided with an opening 1 Fig.2, above the type wheels, through which the lower end of the platen passes when it is thrown against the types. Secured to the side-frame of the machine, or to the plate I-I adjacent to said side frame, and bearing against the plate H is a curved spring-plate J Figs. 2 and 4, whose outer end is curved upward to permit the ready insertion of a ticket between it and the plate H the pressure of which spring-plate J 3 against the plate H serves to yieldingly hold the inserted card or ticket in position while the printing is being done. Any other suitable support and guideway for the tickets may of course be employed in place of the plates H J The inking ribbon for the type-wheels is in this instance an endless one passed between a roller K mounted upon a screw stud L and a second roller M carried by a pivoted arm N and pressed by a spring 0 against the roller K thence downward and forward beneath a guide pin P thence forward over a roller Q Fig. 1, carried upon the lower end of a lever R hung upon the shaft 0 thence upward over a guide roller or pin S thence rearward between the platen J 3 and type-wheels, thence over a second roller T carried by the upper end of the lever R and thence to and between the rollers K M The roller K has fastened to it apinion U which meshes with a pinion V fast upon the shaft 0., so that at each operation of the machine the roller K is turned to advance the inking ribbon. An inking pad or roller may be applied to the inking ribbon at any suitable point, to keep it properly supplied with ink.
From the foregoing explanation it will be understood that at each operation of the machine the amount indicated and registered will be printed'upon the record-strip, and that if a card or ticket be inserted between the type wheels and the upper platen a corresponding amount will be simultaneously printed upon said ticket.
So far as I am aware I am the first in the art to combine a series of operating keys representing different amounts, a type wheel or carrier actuated thereby and provided with two corresponding series of numbers co-operating with two separate platens and so arranged that when any key is operated the type number in one series corresponding to the value of the operated key will be moved to one printing point and the corresponding number in the other series to the other printing point, whereby the amount of each sale may be simultaneously printed upon a recordstrip carried within the machine and upon an inserted card or ticket; and I desire to secure said combination, as one feature of my invention, irrespective of the particular form of mechanism interposed between the operating keys and type-carrier to set the latter, or the particular form and arrangement of the printing devices co-operating with the type wheels. It will be understood that this feature of my invention is not dependent upon the particular mechanism I have employed for setting the type wheels by the operations of the keys, to-wit, the graduated cams and sliding plates or frames, and the gear connections between the latter and the type wheels; and that, so far as the combination of the printing mechanism with these devices is concerned the type wheels might be of the ordinary construction and provided with single series of type numbers adapted to print upon either a record-strip or upon an inserted card or ticket, but not upon both; as will be indicated by the terms of my respective claims.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim 1. The combination of a series of operating keys representing different amounts, a movable plate or frame provided with a series of slots, a series of cams actuated by said keys and adapted to pass through the slots, to move the plate different distances proportionate to the values of the operated keys, and each cam adapted to fill the entire length of its co-opcrating slot when moved through it, to positively arrest the plate when it has been moved the proper distance, a type carrier bearing a series of type numbers corresponding to the values of the respective keys, suitable connections between the slotted plate and type carrier for transmitting the movements of the former to the latter, to bring to the printing point the type number corresponding to the value of the operated key, and a platen cooperating with the type-carrier, substantially as described.
2. The combination of aseries of operating keys representing different amounts, a longitudinally sliding plate or frame provided with a series of slots extending lengthwise of it, a series of cams actuated by the keys and arranged to pass through said slots, to move the plate different distances proportionate to the values of the operated keys, and each cam being adapted to fill the entire length of its cooperating slot when moved through it, so as to positively arrest the plate when it has been moved the proper distance, a type carrier geared to said plate and provided with a series of type numbers corresponding to the values of the respective keys, and a platen co-operating with said type carrier, substantially as described.
3. The combination of aseries of operating keys representing different amounts, a movable plate or frame provided with a series of slots, a series of cams actuated by said keys and arranged to pass through said slots, to move the plate different distances proportionate to the values of the operated keys, and each cam adapted to fill the entire length of its co-operating slot when moved through it, so as to positively arrest the plate when it has been moved the proper distance, a typecarrier geared to said plate and bearing a series of type numbers corresponding to the values of the respective keys, a platen co-opcrating with the type-carrier, a spring tending to throw the platen against the type-carrier, and a cam actuated by the keys to move the platen away from the carrier and put the string undertension during the positivestroke of the operated key and to release the platen at the end of the positive stroke of such key to permit the spring to throw it against the type carrier and effect the printing, substantially as described.
4. The combination of aseries of operating keys representing different amounts, a movable plate or frame provided with a series of slots, a series of cams actuated by said keys and arranged to pass through said slots, to move the plate different distances proportionate to the Values of the operated keys, and each cam adapted to fill the entirelength of its co-operating slot when moved through it, so as to positively arrest the plate when it has been moved the proper distance, a typecarrier geared to said plate and bearing a series of type numbers corresponding to the values of the respective keys, a platen co-operating with the type-carrier, a spring tending to throw the platen against the type-carrier, a rotary shaft, mechanism intermediate the keys and shaft for rotating thelatter, and a cam upon said shaft co-operating with the platen, to move the same away from the typecarrier and put the spring under tension during the positive stroke of an operated key and arranged to release the platen at the end of such stroke, to permit the spring to throw the platen against the type to effect the printing, substantially as described.
5. The combination of a series of operating keys representing different amounts, a type wheel or carrier bearing two series of type numbers, the numbers in each series corresponding to the values of therespective keys, mechanism intermediate the keys and type wheel for turning the latter to bring to separate printing points the two numbers corresponding to the value of the operated key, and two impression platens actuated by said keys and co-operating with the respective series of type numbers, whereby the value of an operated key may be simultaneously printed upon a record-strip by a type number in one series and upon an inserted card or ticket by the corresponding type number in the other series, substantially as described.
6. The combination of a series of operating keys representing different amounts, a type carrier bearing two series of type numbers, the numbers in each series corresponding to the values of the respective keys,mechanism intermediate the keys and type carrier for moving the latter to bring to separate printing points the type numbers in the respective series which correspond to the value of the operated key, two platens co-operating with the two series of type numbers, a spring or springs adapted to throw the platens against the types, a cam, and means intermediate the keys and cam for moving the latter to cause it to press the platens away from the typecarrier and put the spring under tension during the positive stroke of an operated key and to release the platens and permit the spring to throw them against the types at the end of the positive stroke of such key, substantially as describedv 7. The combination of a series of operating keys representing different amounts, a type wheel or carrier provided with two series of type numbers, the numbers in each series corresponding to the values of the respective keys, mechanism intermediate the keys and type carrier for turning the latter to bring to separate printing points the two numbers which correspond to the value of the operated key, two platens co-operating with the typecarrier, a spring or springs tending to throw the platens against the type-carrier, a rotary shaft, means intermediate the operating keys and shaft'for rotating the latter, and a cam upon the shaft co-operating with the platens to move them away from the carrier and put the springs under tension during the positive stroke of an operated key and to release them and permit the springs to throw them against the types at the end of such stroke of the operated key, substantially as described. I 8. The combination of a series of operating keys representing different amounts, a type Wheel or carrier bearing two diametrically opposite series of type numbers, the numbers in each series corresponding to the values of the respective keys, means intermediate the keys and type carrier for turning the latter to bring to separate printing points the two numbers which correspond to the value of the operated key, two platens carried by springarms secured to pivoted bell-cranks connected together at their ends opposite the platens, a spring or springs applied to the bell-cranks and tending to throw the platens against the carrier, a rotary shaft, mechanism between the keys and shaft for rotating the latter, and a cam upon the shaft co-operating with one of the bell-cranks to rock them upon their pivots and carry the platens away from the type carrier during the positive stroke of the operated key, and to release the bell-cranks and permit the springs to throw the platens against the carrier at the end of such stroke of the operated key, substantially as described.
9. The combination of a series of operating keys representing different amounts, a movable plate or frame provided with a series of slots, a series of cams actuated by the keys and arranged to pass through said slots, to move the plate different distances proportionate to the values of the operated keys, each cam being adapted to fill the entire length of its co-operating slot so as to positively arrest the plate when it has been moved the proper distance, a type wheel or carrier geared to said plate and provided with two diametrically opposite series of type numbers, the numbers in each series corresponding to the values of the respective keys, two platens co-operating with the two series of type numbers, and means intermediate the keys and platens for actuatingthe latter, substantially as described.
10. The combination of a series of operating keys representing odd and even multiples of five, a type wheel or carrier bearing a series of numbers representingthe tens of the values of the respective keys, means intermediate the keys and type wheel for turning the latter to bring to the printing point the number representing the tens of the value of the operated key, asecond type wheel adjacent to the first mentioned one and bearing upon its periphery a type number 5, a movable bar cooperating with the odd numbered keys, connections between said bar and second type wheel for moving the latter to bring to the printing point its type number 5 whenever an odd numbered key is operated, and a platen co-operating with the two type wheels,
whereby when an odd numbered key is oper ated the tens of its value will be printed by the first mentioned type wheel and the five of its value by the second, substantially as described.
11. The combination of aseries of operating keys representing odd and even multiples of five, a movable plate or frame provided with two series of slots, two sets of cams actuated by the odd and even numbered keys respectively and arranged to pass through the slots in the movable plate to move the same different distances proportionate to the tens of the values of the operated keys, each cam being adapted to fill the entire length of its co-operating slot when moved through it, so as to positively arrest the plate when it has been moved the proper distance, a type wheel geared to said movable plate and provided with a series of type numbers representing the tens of the values of the respective keys, a second type wheel adjacent to the first mentioned one and provided with a 0 type and a 5 type, a movable bar common to and actuated by the odd numbered keys and a connection between said bar and the second mentioned type Wheel for moving the latter to bring its type number 5 to the printing point at each operation of an odd numbered key, and a platen co-operating with the two type wheels, substantially as described.
12. The combination of a series of operating keys representing odd and even multiples of five, a movable plate or frame provided with two series of slots, two sets of cams actuated by the odd and even numbered keys respectively and arranged to pass through the slots in the movable plate to move the same different distances proportionate to the tens of the values of the operated keys, a registering wheel, and connections between the same and the movable plate for transmitting the movements of the latter to the registering wheel to register the tens of the values of the operated keys, a second registering wheel bearinga series of alternate naughts and fives, a movable bar common to and actuated by the odd numbered keys, connections between said bar and second registering wheel for actuating the latter to register a five at each operation of an odd numbered key, and means intermediate the two registering wheels for transferring ten from the second mentioned registering wheel to the first mentioned one at each alternate operation of odd-numbered'keys of the machine, substantially as described.
THOMAS CARNEY.
Vitnesses:
THOMAS CoRWIN, JOSEPH P. CLEAL.
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