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- G01—MEASURING; TESTING
- G01C—MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
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(Applicntiop lsd Nov. 21, 1898.)
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UNITED STATES `PATENT OFFICE.
CURTIS HUSSEY VEEDER,'OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO THE VEEDER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
`SPGXFEA.'.'ll1.`)N fcifmng part-Of Letters Patent N0. 676,519, dated June 18, 1901. Application led November 2,1, 1898. v Serial Non 696,985. (No model..l
. acter-and is chiefly concerned with registers which comprise in their construction two series or sets of indicators or registering or indicating wheelsor rings, one series or set being adapted to be set to zero or the initial point when commencing a new count or registration and the other series or set being adapted to record the total of successive counts or registration's.
The object particularly in view is to produce an instrument of this character which f shall be specially adapted for recording the distance traveled by a bicycle or other vehicle, such instrument presenting two separate and distinct lines of figures, one' line of iigures showing the distance traveled in a single trip or ride and the other line of iigures showing the total distance traveled in successive trips or rides. The indicators or index wheels or rings which show the distance traveled in a single trip are capable of being set to zero at the beginning of each new t'rip Without disturbing the indicators or index wheels or rings which register the total distance traveled.
Theimproved register is so constructed and arranged that during operation the indicators or index wheels or rings of the trip-register, as well as of the totalizing-register, are driven positively and locked positively against accidental movement, while at the propertime` the release of such index wheels or rings is easily effected and they are without difficulty reset to zero or the initial point. Provision is also made whereby two or more of the successive indicators or index wheels or rings` can be rotated simultaneously during the resetting, thereby saving muchtime and trouble.
Although the improvements are shown and ydescribed herein as embodied in a cyclometer which comprises a trip-register and a totalizing-register, it will nevertheless be un derstood that some of the improvements are equally applicable to registers of any kind whether the same comprise one series of indicators or more than one series.
In the accompanying drawings, in which for the purposes of explanation the improvements are shown as embodied in a cyclometer of the character referred to, Figure l is a right-hand end elevation of the cyclometer Ywith'the cap removed and with some parts in line 5 5 of Fig. l, the cap being in place. v
Fig. '6 is a vertical section on the plane indicated by the line 6 6 of Figs. 2 and 5. Figs. 7 and 8 are detail views illustrating the relation of the locking and actuating ring with the locking and transmitting gear.
In the form of cyclometer chosen for illusl tration in the accompanying drawings the construction and arrangement of the main or totalizing register or registering mechanism are substantially the same as described in Letters Patent of the United States No. 548,482, dated October 22, 1395, to which reference may be had for a more detailed description than is necessary to be given herein. For convenience in such reference like letters of reference are used herein to indicate like parts in the two constructions so far as such parts are mentioned herein. The case A re.- ceives and supports the several Working parts, substantially as described in said patent, being extended and so shaped as to receive and support also the trip mechanism and the transmitting mechanism between the totalizingregisterandthe trip-register. The cap A in the present case completes the inclosure of the working parts. The `actuating-shaft Bhav ing at its fou'terend the usual star-Wheel- E, passes centrally through the supporting-hub a, having a bearing at one end in said hub and at the other end in a plate C, secured to the end of said hub a. An eccentric F on the inner end of the shaft B' carries the two` gears G and -G,conveniently formed in one piece, one of which meshes with the internal gear c formed in the plate C, while the other meshes with the internal gear h, formed on or carried by the first or right-hand indexor ring.
ring'H, the said internal gearhhaving a number of teeth greater than the'number of teeth in the internal gear c, so that the index-ring H will be given a very slow revolution. The transmitting-gears I I may be mounted, as described in-said;patent, upon a pin D," havi'n'geac'lf a lock-ing andactuating member-or pinion ifatfone en'd to be engagedv by the locking-ri'liglhtalldv at'the'end of each rotation by thej idriving-pin 'h3 of f the right-hand indexrifngg-each of said transmitting-gears having ati-the' other end a transmitting `member or pinion 1J' to engage the internal'gear h2 of the next tindex-ring'to thele'ft. This' mechanism secu-res-the properfadvance of each index ringen-Wheel by one step as the next index ringorWheel to the right'completesits rotation, lmeaniw'hfile lhold-ing the left-'hand index-j ring-positively locked against accidental movement, all -as fully"described 'and ex-1 plai-ned-im'the Vspecification :of the patent above referred to.
''llhetrifp-regi'ster, which vis shown' at the right handf finfF'ivgs. l and 2,v is-driven from the totalfi'zing-register,v the' right-hand index rings orf-jv'vheelsoftthenv tvvo :registers being opera# tive'lyconnected. It is obvious that these tWoindex-rings might 'be directly geared togetherybut for `convenience in manufacture anffintermediafte transmitting mechanism is provided, as shown in the drawings. The right-hand. ('u-n-itsfor fractions) index-wheel H 'ifthe 4tot-alizing-register carries a drivinggear-h5, which for' convenience is'formed ina' separate piece-secured'tothe said'index-Wheel This gear-"meshes with a double transmitting-gear H6,"inourrted eccentrically nponfafstud yct',fprojecting from thecase A.v Thefin'nerl-ine of gear-teeth of this outer trans-j mittinggear H6 m'eshwith one side of a doublerlirternali intermediate transmitting-gear Hf'geivitli the-other` 'side of'vwhich meshes one partrof'the inner'doubletransmitting-gear H8,-
1 the@v intermediate transmitting gear ,being mountedfecc'entrically uponifthestu'd a' and4 the'finnertransmitting-gearHB beingimou'nted concen-tricf'rlly thereon. The otherv part of the finner transmitting-gear' Irl8 meshes with This.
arrangement lof transmitting gears per mits thetwodriving-gears 'h5-and' E19-to be offset w'itlirespe'ct toy l'each other and -atuthe samek timeis-verylcompact. -The gear H9 is secon- Y- nee'ted-With-the rstor right-hand indexringv and yet to permit the latter to be rotated in' a forward direction independently of the driving-gear, and consequentlyv Without disturbing the totalizing-register, the object being to permit the trip-register to be reset to' 4zero without affecting the totalizing-register. For
is made for the'release of the locking devices,
so as tov permit thenext' index Wheelor ring to Abe rotated simultaueously'witl the'right- 'hand Wheel or ring inr resetting the trip-register to zero. YThis 'release of the( locking mechanism might be effected-in various Ways; but that represented in the drawings andnow to `be described ismost desirable' on account of -its simplicity, convenience, and certainty in operation. vAn'in termediate part, for convenience called hereinafter a clutch-disk,
(indicated .at K,) is mounted 'within the casingbeing Vsupported upon thel 'trip-shaft' L, Soas to becapable of longitudinal movement and also. ofrotary movement therewith When the trip-register isbeing resetto zero, as herei furnishes a lbearing for the'hub of the' righti hand index-ring Hxand is slotted, as at' 7c', 1 for engagemen t with the end 71.10 of the ratchetz spring H10 alread'y'referred to, whichthusfacts i asa key or feather to lock togethei'- the said i index-'ring and the clutch-disk, so thatthey r shall rotate `as one', and also permits' a longituv dinalmovementof'the 'clhtch-diskfwith respect to the index Wheeler ring. The said' clutchdisk is also provided with a fiangek'whichop- IIC) erates as van actuatoran'd as a locking-ring for the transmitting-'gear IX, through vh'ich mo-l tion is imparted to the -next index wheielior g rin g.' For this purposesaid 'ange or 'lockingrr'ing is cut out or slotted, as' at 7c3; to perlmit Lthe movement of thelocking-pinion X of the transmitting-gear when' thec'l'utch-'di's'kcom- L pletes a rotation with the right-handl index wheel or rring, the inneri'periphe'ry offsa'i'd `iloeking-ringat other times (exceptfwl'ienv rel leased) moving in `'Contact rvith two adjacent teeth'bt said locking-pinion, `.and thereby iliolding thesame and! the next indexV 'Wheel' vgorring posi-tively against accidental movement 2Normally'the Yclu'tchedsk isnotfin ldirect engagementjvith the nextin'dex Wheel @orringg butitis adapted to be' brought into' engagement with rsaidindex wheel 0r rinf'b' Y o b a y la longitudinal movement. 54For thisfpurp'osel fthe-'flange loz'is' formed Wi'tha'slot and'v lugs,
ori-wheel' HXi-as to drive 'the latterpositively ias'at 7a4, to engage a pin or projection 105, carthe teeth of the locking-pinion X of the trans-v mitting-gear I and so permits such index wheel or ring tobe rotated freely, together with the right-hand index wheel or ring,
which, as already described, is positively ene gaged with the clutch-disk.
The trip-shaft L, already referred to, is provided with a knurled knob Z outside of the case, by which itV can be moved longitudinally and rotated when it is desired to reset the trip-register to zero. At its inner end it is provided with a head Z', which is preferably beveled, as represented, and engaged by a retaining-spring Z2, which Voffers sufficient resistance to the longitudinal movement of the shaft to prevent accidental displacement. The head is also formed with clutch-teeth Z3 to engage corresponding clutch-teeth k6 on the end of the hub of the clutch-disk K. The head of the trip-shaft is guided and has a bearing in a stationary plate 0,2, secured, as a matter of convenience in manufacture, to the caseA.
A separating-ring a3 is seated within the inner end of the cap AI and serves to retain the parts in proper position and to prevent such frctional contact of the first or righthand index-ring with the next index-ring as might tend to move the latter with the former at other times than during the resetting of the trip-register to zero.
The operation of the cyclometer so far as concerns the totalizing-register'and the transmitting-gearing for actuating the right-hand index wheel or ring of the trip-register has already been described sufciently and will be understood Without -further explanation herein. When it is desired to reset the tripregister to zero, the knurled knob Z is rgrasped and the trip-shaft L is pulled out until its clutch-teeth Z3 engage the clutch-teeth la of the clutch-disk K. The shaft is then rotated in a forward direction, carrying with it the right-hand index Wheel or ring HX through the positive engagement between the clutchdisk and said index wheel or ring, which is effected by the end of the ratchet-spring H10. The shaft isrotated until the right-hand index wheel or ring presents at the sight-opening a4 in the case A the same character which is already presented at the sight-opening by the next index wheel or ring.1 This brings the slot 7a4 of the clutch-disk into line with the clutch-pin las of the next index wheel or ring. Before this relation is established itis impossible to move the clutch-disk longitudinally because of the bearing of the outside rim against the said clutch-pin 765; but When this relation is established the trip-shaft Lis pulled farther out, carrying with it the clutchdisk K, which, as already described, thus releases the locking mechanism of the next in- KD) Q dex wheel or ring and effects a direct engagement between said index wheel or ring and the clutch-disk. The first and second index wheels or rings can now be rotated together to reset them to the zero position. It is obvious that the third index wheel or ring might be released and operated in a similar manner;
lbut as the mechanism required would be quite complicated it is preferable to eect the necessary rotation of the third index wheel or ring to reset it to zero by successive rotations of the first and second index wheels or rings together, particularly as the maximum number of rotations required lin any case will not exceed twelve.
'It will be evident that all of the moving parts of the register are operated positively and are locked positively against accidental movement, that springs are not relied upon for the actuation of any of the parts during operation, and that the positive locking devices of the trip-register are released to permit the resetting of the index'wheels or rings to zero. As already indicated, the invention is not concerned directly with the particular construction of the registering devices, and other constructions may be employed in place of that shown. It will also be evidentr that various changes may be made in the'construction shown,and particularly that the release of the positive locking devices may be effected in other ways than as shown and described herein, and that other means maybe employed for driving the right-hand index wheel or ring of the trip-register positively from the righthand index Wheel or ring of the totalizingregister, while permitting it to be rotated independently thereof during the resettingof the trip-register.
I claim as my invention-Y l. A register comprising atotalizing-register and a trip-register, means for driving the totalizing-register, a ring provided with internal and external gear-teeth mounted concentrically with the trip -register, said external gear meshing directly with the transmitting-gear operatively engaging the first index-Wheel of the totalizing-register, and a ratchet operatively connected with lthe first index wheel or ring of the trip-register and engaging the intcrnal'gear-teeth on said ring to drive said index-wheel positively and permit independent forward movement thereof, substantially as shown and described.
2. A register comprising a totalizing-1egis ter and a trip-register, a gear connected with the first index wheel or ring of one of said registers, a gear connected with the rst index wheel or ring of the other of said registers, and transmitting-gearing between said gears, said transmitting-gearing comprising Van inner gear and. an outer'and intermediate gear mounted eccentrically with respect thereto, substantially as shown and described.
3. A cyclometer comprising a series of index wheels or rings, transmitting devices between successive index wheels or rings of the IOO IOS
series, adriven part mounted concentrically with :and having a bearing within the rst index wheel or ring and a ratchet connection between said driven part and the first index wheel or ring, substantially as shown and dey scribed. I
' 4. A register comprising a totalizingregis ter and a trip-register, a gear connected with thel first index wheel or ring of one ot said registers, a vgear connected with the first index wheel orkring of the other of said registers, and transmitting-gearing between said gears, said gearing comprising a double outer gear, a double internal intermediate gear, and a double inner gear, the outer and the `intermediate gear being mounted eccentrically with respect to the inner gear, the outer gear meshing with the gear of one of said registers and with one side of the double intermediate gear, and the inner gear meshing .with the gear of the other of said registers and with the other side of said intermediate gear, substantially as shown and described.
5. A register comprising a series of index wheels or rings, transmitting devices 'between successive indexwheels or rings of the series, an external gear having a sleeve extended and having a bearing within the first index wheel or ring, internal ratchet-teeth formed in said sleeve, and a ratchet engaging said ratchet-teeth and connected with to move said lockin g-riu g longitudinally upon its axis to release said lockingpinion,'sub stantially as shown and described.
7. A register comprising aseries of index wheels or rings, a transmitting-gear between each index Wheel or ring and the next, said gear comprising a locking-pinion and a translmitting-pinion 'engaging the gear carried with the successive index wheel or ring, a lockingring connected with the precedingindex wheel or ring and movable longitudinally with respect thereto, said. locking-ring normally engaging said locking-pinion and adapted to actuate the same, and adapted also to engage said successive index Wheel or 'ring when moved longitudinally from 'its'normal position, substantially as'shown and described.
8. A register comprising a series of index wheels or rings, a longitudinally movable shaft supported concentrically therewith, a clutch-disk mounted loosely upon said shaft and adapted to be engagedthereby when the latter yis moved longitudinally, said clutchdisk being connected with the first of the in dex Wheels or rings and having a locking-ring and actuator and adapted to engage the next wheel or ring, and a transmitting-gear having a locking-pinion to engage said lockingring and actuator and a transmitting-pinion to engage then'ext index wheel or ring, substantially as shown and described.
9. A register comprising'a series ot' index wheels or rings, a longitudinallymovable shaft supported concentrically therewith, a clutch-disk mounted loosely uponsaid shaft and adapted to be engaged thereby and having 'a locking-ring and actuator adapted to 'engage the next Wheel or ring, a locking and transmitting gear between said locking-ring and the next index Wheel or ring, a driver having ratchet-teeth, and a ratchet engaging p I said teeth and the first index wheel or ring, said first index wheel or ring and said clutchdisk being connected positively for rotation with freedom for independent longitudinal movement, substantially as shown and described. This specification signed and witnessed this 17th day ot' November, A. D. 1898.
CURTIS HUSSEY VEEDER.
In presence ot-v E. BARBIE SMITH, H. W. LESTER.
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