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US695116A
US695116A US3069600A US1900030696A US695116A US 695116 A US695116 A US 695116A US 3069600 A US3069600 A US 3069600A US 1900030696 A US1900030696 A US 1900030696A US 695116 A US695116 A US 695116A
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N0. 695MB. Patented Mar. II, I902.
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WILFRED I. OIIMER AND JOSEPH LEITSOHUH, OF DAYTON, OHIO; SAID LEITSOIIUII ASSIGNOR TO WVILFRED I. OI-IMER, OF DAYTON, OHIO.
TICKET ISSUING, PRINTING,
AND RECORDING MACHINE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 695,116, dated. March 11, 1902. Application filed $eptember 21 1900. Serial No. SO 696. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that we,WILFRED I. OHMER and JOSEPH LEITsoHUH, citizens of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ticket Issuing, Printing, and Recording Machines, of which the following is a specifica tion, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in ticket-machines.
The general object of this invention is to provide mechanism for issuing a ticket to a traveler for the distance he wishes to travel and also with the amount of fare stamped thereon, together with the time, &c., and at the same time store within the machine a duplicate ticket, whereby the exact number of passengers buying tickets, as also the amount of fares received, may be quickly and accurately determined when the machines are returned to the proper authorities after a run has been made or after the close of a days business, and to this end duplicate banks, both of which are placed within a single shell or casing, are provided, one for issuing the ticket and the other for storing the ticket.
This invention further relates to an improved fare-ind icator and mechanism for operatin g it, whereby the indicator must always be returned to zero before the conductor can operate the machine to issue another ticket, it
. being particularly understood that said machines are specially adapted for use by streetcar conductors, izc.
Another object of this invention is to provide means for relieving the strain on the stored ticket-strip, due to the change in size of the stored paper-roll and the consequent increase of winding speed of said roll over the speed of the feed-rolls through which said strip passes, thereby preventing the breakage of such stored strip.
Thisinvention also relates to details of construction and organization hereinafter appearing, and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, on which like reference characters indicate corresponding parts, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of our invention complete ready for use, with the supporting strap partly broken away; Fig. l, a rear elevation; Fig. 2, a side elevation showing the outer casing in section, the section being taken on the liney y of Fig. 3 looking in the direction of the arrow,with parts broken away to facilitate illustration; Fig. 3, a rear elevation with the casing in section, the section being taken on the line so xof Fig. 2; Fig. 4., a side elevation of one of the banks of machines which is mounted within the easing; Fig. 4, a detail sectional view on the line a a of Fig. 4; Fig. 5, a front or edge elevation of what is shown in Fig. 4; Fig. 6, a detail sectional view showing the ticket-printing mechanism, as also the fare-indicator, on an enlarged scale; Fig. 7, a plan View ofwhat is shown in Fig. 6, with the fare-indicator removed; Fig. 8, an inverted plan view of what is shown in Fig. .6; Fig. 9, a similar view to Fig. 4, but showing the opposite side of the machine; Fig. 10, a detail view of one form of track for guiding the inking and printing rolls into contact with the printing characters and also away from said characters, and Fig. 11 a longitudinal sectional view on the line a z of Fig. 3 looking in the direction of the arrow.
The letter A represents asuitable casing carrying a clock B. Within this casing are mounted two or more machines, one of which we will term an issuing-bank, (indicated at 0,) for the reason that tickets printed by its mechanism are issued through a slot or opening D in the casing, while the machine indicated at E stores the ticket. This latter machine we will term a storing-bank, inasmuch as the ticket printed by it is stored. Before entering upon a detail description of these banks it willbe observed that they are interconnected in such a manner that when one set of printing mechanism for printing a ticket is set the printing mechanism in the other bank will be likewise set, so that both banks are made to print duplicate tickets, one set issuing its tickets, while the other set stores its ticket, as above stated. Inasmuch as the two banks are substantially alike, we will first describe the features common to both and will also use the same reference characters for such parts, after which we will de is mounted a pair of guides H, which support and hold in position sliding racks I and J, the rack I being a double rack and the rack J a single rack for the purpose hereinafter appearing. These racks are connected with each other by means of a swinging bracket K through rivets or studs L or in any other suitable manner, so that as one rack moves back and forth in its guides in a manner presently to appear the other one will likewise move. This swinging bracket carries an inking-roll frame M, which is hinged thereto, (see Fig. 11,) in which is mounted an inking-roll N. Such bracket also carries an impression-roll O. From each side of the inking-roll frame projectsa stud or screw R, (see Figs. 2 and 3,) which is normally held in contact with'the swinging bracket by means of a spring P, one end of which engages with the bracket, while the other end engages with such frame. As the swinging bracket M reciprocates back and forth between the plates the impression-roll shaft 5, which projects into the tracks T, secured to the inner face of each side plate, acts to guide the inking and impression rolls into contact with printing characters which areformed on the face of a printing-platen U, hereinafter described. As the swinging bracket advances the inking and impression rolls to the upper ends of the track T a latch V, one endof which is pivoted to each of said side plates, yields to permit the shaft of the impression-roll to pass to the upper end of the track. As this takes place a spring X returns the latch across the track T, so'that as the swinging bracket is reciprocated in the opposite direction the impression andinking rolls will travel away from the printing-platen and to the lower end of the track T, inwhich latter position another trip V, pivotallycarried by each track, will spring out of the Way of the shaft to permit the impression-roll to pass. Immediately after this takes place a spring X, acting on the trip.
V, will instantly swing across the track, so that when the swinging bracket is a second 7 time operated it will be swung vinto contact of trip, as shown at V". This latter form will with theprinting characters, as above stated. In Fig. 10 we have provided a modified form represented at V and-V or of the form as indicated at V.
Adjacent to the front portion of the track T a printing-platen U is located, as heretofore stated. This printing platen carries upon its face printing characters indicating the word From, together with the number of the ticket, the word Fare, the word Two, as also any printed matter, such as the name of the company, &c., desired. Immediately beneath the word From in the platen is formed a hole or opening 3, through which projects a station-printing roll 4, bearing the names of each of the stations along the route to be traveled. Near the other end of the platen U is also formed another slot or opening 5, into which projects a stationprinting roll 6, which also bears the names of each of the stations along the route to he traveled. These station-printing rolls are adapted to be set so that any station from which the traveler is going may be turned into printing position in a manner hereinafter appearingin order that such station will be printed on a ticket to be issued to a traveler going from that station, while the stationprinting roll 6 may also be turned so that the station to which such traveler is going may be thrown into printing position,as also will hereinafter appear. Between each of the slots or openings 3 and 5 is formed another slot or opening 7, into which project dating-wheels 8, 9, and 10, respectively. The station-printing Wheels are mounted upon shafts 11 and 12, respectively, which pass through the several banks and upon each of which are fixedly mounted the station-printing rolls, while the dating-wheels are mounted upon a shaft 13, which also connects the several banks together. Between the slot 3 and the slot 7 is formed a smaller slot 14 in the platen U. In this slot projects a unit-fare-printing wheel 15,which prints the number of fare units upon the ticket, such fare-printing wheel being turned so that the proper fare will be printed upon the ticket, as will hereinafter appear. Between the slots or openings 7 and 5 is mounted a clock-face 16, (see Fig. 8,) the hands 17 and 18 of which are connected with time-operating mechanism, such as a clock, as will hereinafter appear. These time charactersar'e also impressed upon the ticket as it is being printed.
Referring to the ticket and the manner in which it is impressed upon the printing characters, it will be observed from Figs. 2, 5, and 11, particularly, that between each pair of side plates is pivotally mounted a spool 19,as shown at 20. Upon this spool is wound a paper tape or strip 21, one end ofwhich passes over the roller 22, mounted between the plates F, while its free end passes between the inking and impression rollers N and O and also between a pair of issuing-rolls 23 and 24, respectively. The roller 23 is preferably formed of elastic material, such as hardened rubber, while the roller 24 is finely toothed. These rollers are adapted to be rotated at -the proper time to issue a paper strip through a slot or opening.
roll acts to press the paper strip or tape up against the printing characters, whereby such paper strip or tape will receive the impressions from the printing characters. After this takes place theissuing-rolls 23 and24 will issue the printed ticket from the machine in the manner presently to appear--that is, in one of the issuing-banks the ticket will pass from the machine, while in the storingbank the paper strip will be stored, as will hereinafter appear.
Referring again to the printing mechanism, it will be observed that the station-printing roll shafts are connected with each of the banks of machines within the casing, the station printing-roll shafts 11 passing out through the casing at one side and carrying a knurled head 25, while the station-printing roll shaft 12 also connects with each bank of machines and extends out through the casing at the opposite side and carries aknurled head 26 thereon. By taking hold of the knurled heads 25 and 26, one in one hand and one in the other, thestation-printing rolls may be set so that any station may be rotated into printing position. The respective stations are indicated bypointers 27 and 2.8,the pointer 27 indicating the station from which a person is traveling, while the pointer 28 indicates the station to which the traveler is going. These pointers are mounted on their respective shafts 29 and 30. t The shaft 29 carries a bevel-gear 31, meshing withthe gear 32 on the station-roll shaft 11, while the shaft 30 carries a bevel-gear 33, meshing with the bevel-gear 34 on the station-printing-roll shaft 12. In order that the fare-wheel 15 in each bank may be set to indicate the amount of fare for any given distance, I provide. a fare-wheel-setting shaft 35, (see Figs. 3 and 6,) which extends out through the casing and car.- ries a knurledhead' 36 thereon. This shaft also carries bevel-gears 37, one for each fareprinting wheel. These bevel-gears mesh with bevel-gears 38, carried by-the fare-printing wheels 15. Thus when one fare printing wheel is rotated so that the proper fare-printing character arranged around on the periphcry of the fare-printing wheel comes into printing position on one wheel the same character will be in printing position on the fare printing wheel of each bank. 1
From each fare-printing wheel extends a shaft 38, supported by bearings 39 and 40. (See Figs.6 and 7.) On the outer end of the shaft 38 is mounted a bevel-gear 41,,wl1ich meshes with the bevel gear-pinion 42, carried at one end of an indicator-operating shaft 43. The opposite end of said indicator-operating shaft also carries a bevel-gear 44, meshing gages a stop device 49.
with a bevel-pinion 45, carriedby an indicator 46,.pivotally mounted on a stud 47. (See Figs. 4, 5, and G particularly.) This fare-indicator 46 carries a ratchet-wheel 48, with which en- (See Figs. 4 and 5.) When the stop device is out of engagement with the ratchet-wheel, as will hereinafter appear, the fare-indicator may be quickly rotated to zero by means of a spring 50, one end of which engages with the fare-indicator,while the other end is connected with a stud 51, screwed into a cross-bar 51', carried by the side plates F. The stop device is pivoted upon a bar 53, pivotally supported upon a stud 54, screwed into one of the guides H. With this bar engages one end of a push-rod 55, which projects through the casing and has mounted on its outer end a push-button 56; (See Figs. 1, 4, and 5.) As a conductor is about to take up a fare of a passenger he presses upon the push-button 56, thereby moving the bar53, together with the stop device or detent 49, away from the ratchet-wheel 48. This permits the indicator tov instantly rotate to such a position that zero appears through the sight-opening 57 in the casing A, it being understood that such indicator contains, in addition to the character zero, characters from 1 to 9, or more, if desired,such characters indicatingthe numberof fare units apassenger is required to pay,accordingto the distance to he traveled, such fare units beingindicated at 58. (See Fig. 5.) At the same time the push-button is operated to release the fareindicator, sothat it may return to zero, a wedge or cam 59,loosely mounted on the pushrod 55, is forced downward into contact with one arm 60 of a bell-crank lever by means of a collar 61, secured to the push-rod 55 with a set-screw or in any other suitable manner.
Consequently when the push-button is de-' pressed the arm 60 of the bell-crank lever is thrown from its full-line position to its dotted-line position. (See Fig.4.) This at once releases a detent 63, constituting the second arm of said bell-crank lever, from engagementwith a spur-gear 64, meshing with the rack I. As the detent 63 of the bell-crank lever is thrown from engagement with the spur gear 64 the rack Inlay travel in the guides H in a manner presently to appear; As the rack nears itsupward stroke a stud or projection 67, carried by the rack, engages with an extension 68 from the cam or wedge 59 and acts to elevate such wedge into contact with the collar 61. This movement of the cam permits the bell-crank lever to again assume its normal position,.whereby the detent 63 again engages the spur-wheel 64. As the rack,however, descends the spur-wheel 64 freely rotates by the 'detent 03, since such spurgear travels in the opposite direction to that in which the detent holds it. As soon as. the press-button 56 is released a spring. 65, pivoted upon the stud 66, acts to return the bar 53 tothe position indicated in Fig. 4, thereby throwing the detent 49 into engagement with the ratchet 58 on the indicator and also returning the push-button 56 to its normal up position, ready for the next operation.
' Referring again to the connection between.
the fare-printing wheel and the fare-indicator, it will be understood that as the fareprinting wheel is set to print any particular fare in the manner above described that'the fare-indicator will also be set at the same time, since the two are interconnected by means of shafts and gears, as above described. By properly arranging the numbers for representing the fares on the fare-indicator they will correspond with like numbers on the fare printing wheel, such numbers on such fareprinting wheel being indicated at 69. Consequently whenever a ticket is being printed with any particular fare such fare is also in indicating position through the sight-opening 57 in the casing A. I The stop device 49 is pivoted, as shown at 49, and yields to permit the indicator to be set for any desired fare, yet at the same time prevents the indicator from turning after once being set back to zero without operating the arm 53, as also the stop device, away from the ratchet. Aspring 49 acts to normally hold the stop in the path of the ratchet-wheel 58.
Referring now to the mechanism for operating the racks, it will be observed that to one side of the side plates F is pivoted a lever 70, which has a toothed segment 71, engaging witha spur-gear 72. This spur-gear is mounted on a shaft 73, which extends through the side plate, forming a portion of one bank. Beside the gear-wheel 72, and also rigidly mounted upon the shaft 73, is mounted another gear-wheel 74, which is somewhat larger than the gear'72 and meshes with the rack J. Consequently as the lever is operated by taking hold of its upper end by hand the gear 74, as also the shaft 73, is made to rotate. On the opposite end of the shaft is mounted a gear 77, such gear being the same in size as the gear 74. This gear meshes with the rack I and acts to drive each rack back and forth in its guides. As heretofore stated, the rack I is a double rack and has the gear 64 connected therewith. This latter gear is loose upon the stud-shaft 73. Immediatelyin front of the gear 64 is mounted a similar gear 77', also loose upon said stud-shaft. These two gears are interconnected by a pawl 78 and a ratchet 79, one .of which is carried by one gear and the other of which is carried by the other gear. The gear 77 engages with a pinion 80, fixedly mounted upon a feed-roll shaft 81. This pinion also engages with a similar pinion 82, carried by a feed-roll shaft .83. These feed-roll shafts are mounted in the respective side plates and carry feedrolls 23 and 24, respectively, the feed-roll 23 being preferably formed of rubber or other suitable yielding material, while the feedroll 24 is formed of metal roughened to constitute teeth or points, so that as the two roll together the metal teeth may somewhat press into the elastic roll for the purpose hereinafter appearing. As the paper roll or strip 21, above referred to, is drawn out of the machine by the rolls 23 and 24'after being printed upon, it. is indented by the teeth on the roll 24. In actual practice this has been found to prevent the fresh ink on the ticket from being blurred and from running, and at the same time such feeding-rolls act to feed the paper in a regular and even manner. By connecting the pinion 80 with the gear 77 the feed-rolls are only operated as the racks descend on account of the ratchet connection between the gears 64 and 77, the gear 77 remaining at rest when the racks are ascending. Thus with our organization the racks are by the detent 63 locked from movement until after the fare-indicator has been released, so that it turns to zero every time before another ticket can be issued. This prevents the possibility of the conductor issuing another ticket for the same fare for which the previous ticket was issued, as when the fareindicator returns to zero at the same time the fare-printing wheel likewise returns to zero. Therefore in order that the pro per fare may be indicated on the second ticket the conductor must operate the shaft 35 by means of the knurled head 36, which is mounted on the shaft outside of the casing A. This knurled head carries a pointer 85, which is adapted to indicate by a scale 86 the proper fare in printing position as also in indicating position, as heretofore mentioned.
We will now refer to the dating mechanism and the manner in which such-mechanism is operated.
From Fig. 8 it will be seen, as above stated, that the shaft 13 has month and day-of-themonth printing wheels thereon-that is, it has one wheel with the names of the months and two wheels, one carrying the units of the months and the other carrying the tens of the months. Each of these wheels carries a ratchet 8, with which are adapted to engage 'pawls 9, normally held in engagement with said ratchets by means of springs 10. The month-dating characters, as also the units and tens characters, are set by hand by taking hold of knurled heads, the head 102 being mounted upon a shaft 103, which extends through and into two banks within the casing. This knurled head carries numbers from 0 to 9, inclusive. For each bank a gear 104 is provided upon the shaft 103, such gear meshing with a gear 105, which is secured to or forms a part of the units-dating wheel 10. ,Thus by turning the knurled head the units-dating wheel is also turned. The tens-dating wheel is also turned in like manner by means of a gear 106, which meshes with a gear 107, forming a part of the tensdating wheel. the tens-gear is mounted on a shaft 108, which also extends through the various banks and carries such a gear in each bank. On the outer end of this gear is also mounted a The gear 106 for operating.
knurled head 109, which may be turned the same as the knurled head 102,above described. Thus the units and tens dating wheels may be set without opening the machine. The same is true of the month-dating wheel 8. This latter wheel is fixedly mounted upon the shaft 13, and the shaft extends through the several banks and also through the casing at one end and has mounted thereon a knurled head 110. While this latter dating-Wheel is being turned the units and tens dating wheels are held from rotating by means of the pawls 9. Between the two banks is mounted a clock, as shown at B, which carries a central stud or post 87, havingagear-wheel 88 mounted thereon, meshing with agear-wheel 90, carried by a shaft 89, which extends into each bank, as indicated in Fig. 3. Should, however, more than two banks be employed, such shaft may be extended into each of them. WVithin each bank and upon the shaft 89 is mounted a bevel-gear 91, such bevel-gear also meshing with bevel-gears 92, mounted on minute-shafts 93. Each of these minute-shafts carries at its lower end a hand-printing character 17 and near its lower end a gear 91, (see Figs. 6 and 7,) which engages with a gear 95, supported bya bracket 96. Immediately beneath this gear 95 is also mounted a gear 97 of smaller diameter than the gear 95. This latter gear meshes with a gear 98, carried upon a hollow shaft 99, through which passes the minute-shaft 93. This hollow shaft we term an hour-shaft, as it carries at its lower end an hour-printing character or hand 18. If there are more than two banks, the time mechanism of each bank is connected with the shaft 89 in a similar manner.
From the above description it will be understood that in each bank is mounted a paper roll or strip which is adapted to receive impressions from printing characters, such printing characters indicating the stations from which a traveler is going and to which he is going as also the date and the time when such ticket was issued, together with other suitable wording, and the amount or number of fares-as, for instance, 1 2 3 4t 5 meaning five fare units, one fare unit being the smallest amount charged for any distance, while those of higher denominations are simply multiples of such fare unit. Of course it will be understood that any characters may be employed for indicatingtheamonnt of fare and for printing such fare upon the tickets.
We will now refer to the storage-bank and will point out the peculiarities of such bank.
From Figs. 2 and 3 particularly it will be seen that within the storage-bank is mounted a storage-roll111, mounted on a shaft 112, carried by the side plates. This shaft projects at one side beyond the storage-bank and has mounted thereon a fixed clutch memher 113, as also a pinion 114. The outer end of the shaft is screw-threaded, as shown at 115, and carries a knurled nut 116, which may be screwed in or out on said shaft; Be-
, by a shaft 133.
tween the pinion and the knurled nut is mounted a spring 117. By screwing the knurled nut in more or less on the shaft the spring 117 is compressed and acts to force the gear 114, as also the second member 118 of the clutch, in contact with the fixed member, it being understood that the member 118 is loose upon the shaft. Upon the shaft 73, which extends through the storage-bank as well as the issuing-bank, we mount a gear 119, which meshes with an idler 120, supported on a stud 121, screwed into one of the side plates. The idler 120 meshes with the pinion 111 and acts to drive said pinion, as also the loosely-mounted member 118 of the clutch, it being understood that the clutch and gear are connected with each other either integrally or otherwise. It has been found in actual practice that as the storage paper-roll increases in size it will have a tendency to wind the paper on faster than it is 'fed from the carrying-roll by the feedingrolls. This would soon cause the paper to break or tear in two. It is to prevent this that we have devised our friction-clutch so that the tension may be adjusted by the knurled nut, so that when the pull upon the paper strip becomes excessive there will be more or less slippage between the loose and fast members of the clutch.
We will now refer to the features embraced in the issuing-bank not embraced in the storage-bank.
Referring to Figs. 5 and 11, it will be observedthat upon a bracket 122 is mounted a cyclometer 123 of the ordinary or any approved construction. This cyclometer carries a bifurcated crank-arm 124, between the bifurcations of which a pin 125 is adapted to fit, such pin being carried by a crank-arm 126, mounted upon a shaft 127, to which the lever is rigidly connected. This crank-arm is held in place by means of a set-screw or pin 128. Thus as the operating-lever 70 is moved back and forth the crank 126 is made to rock the cyclometer-crank, so that the cyclometer is operated once after every complete operation of the operating-lever. The numbers are seen through a sightopening 129 in the casing A. (See Fig. 1 particularly.) To the lower end of the issuing-bank is attached a bell 130. Adjacent to this is mounted a bellclapper 131, pivoted to an arm 132, carried This bell-clapper extends out to one side of its pivot, as shown at 134, and has one end of a spring 135 connected therewith, the other end of said spring being connected to the arm 132. This normally acts to hold the clapper out of engagement with the bell when the arm 132 is in its normal position.- At the opposite side of the storage-bank is mounted on the shaft 133 an arm 136: which carries a pivoted detent 137. A spring 138 normally holds said detent in engagement with a pin 139, extending from the arm 136. As the rack I is operated a pin 140 comes in cont-act with the detent 137. When the rack moves from the position indicated in Fig. 4 to the upper end of the machine, the pin 140 acts upon the trip 137 to elevate the arm 136. This causes the arm 132 to swing and the bellclapper to strike the bell. As the pin 14.0 moves past the trip in the opposite direction such trip yields to permit it to pass without acting upon the arm 136 and without sounding the bell. A spring 141, one end of which is secured to one of the side plates, while its other end is secured to the shaft, acts to partially rotate the shaft, so that the arm 136 contacts with a pin 142, projecting outward from one of the guide-bars II.
In describing the general features characteristic of both banks the fare-indicator is also described. It will be understood, however, that there is only one fare-indicator for as many banks as may be employed in a machinethat is, if there were a half dozen banks the shaft for setting the fare'printing wheel for each of said banks would at the same time set the single-fare indicator.
Having thus fully described our invention, What we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing ban k mounted therein,printing mechanism mounted in each bank, each printing mechanism comprising a fare-printing wheel and two independently-adjustable station-printing Wheels, means for interconnecting said printing mechanisms, whereby when one is operated the other is similarly operated, a paper-spool for each bank adapted to deliver a separate paper strip to its bank to be acted upon by said printing mechanism to form tickets, issuing-rolls for issuing the tickets from one of said banks from the casing, and a rotating spool for receiving and storing the pivoted ticket-strip from the other one of said banks, substantially as described.
2. In a ticket-machine, the combination,
with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein,printing mechanism mountedin each bank, each printing mechanism comprising a fare-printing wheel, two independently-adjustable stationprinting wheels and a time-printing wheel, means for simultaneously and similarly operating the corresponding printing-wheels of each bank, a paper-spool for each bank adapted to deliver a separate paperstrip toits bank to be acted upon by said printing mechanism to form tickets, issuing-rolls for issuing the tickets from one of said banks from the casing, and a rotating spool for receiving and storing the printed ticket-strip from the other one of said banks, substantially as described.
In a ticket machine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein in fixed relation to each other, printing mechanism mounted in each bank, means tor interconnecting said printing mechanisms, whereby when one set of mechanism is, operated the other is similarly operated, a paper-spool for each bank adapted to deliver a separate paper strip to its bank to be acted upon by said printing mechanism to form tickets, issuingrolls for issuing the tickets from one of said banks from the casing, and a frictionallydriven storage-spool for receiving the printed ticket-strip from the other one of said banks, substantially as described.
4. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein in fixed relation to each other, printing mechanism mounted in each bank, means for interconnecting said printing mechanisms, whereby when one is operated the other is similarly operated, a paper-spool for each bank adapted to deliver a separate paper strip to its bank to be acted upon by said printing mechanism to form tickets, issuing-rolls for issuing the tickets from one of said banks from the casing, feed-rolls for positively feeding forward the printed ticket-strip from the other one of said banks, and a frictionallydriven storage-spool for receiving and storing said printed ticket-strip from the last-mew tioned bank, substantially as described.
5. In a ticketmachine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein, printing mechanism mountedin each bank, each printing mechanism comprisingapairof independently adjustable station printing wheels, date printing wheels and time printing wheels, a clock mechanism for operating both of said time-printing wheels in unison, each of said banks being provided with a reciprocatingbracket and each of said brackets being provided with an inking-roll and an impression-roll, means for simultaneously operating the brackets of each bank, a paper-spool for each bank adapted to deliver a separate strip of paper between the printing mechanism and impression-roll of said bank, issuing-rolls for each bank for engaging the paper strip thereof, and means for intermittently operating the issuing-rolls of each bank, said impression-rolls acting to press the paper strips into engagement with the printing mechanisms after they are inked by said inking-rolls and when said issuing-rolls are at rest, substantially as described.
6. In a ticketmachine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein, each of said banks comprising a printing mechanism, a reciprocating bracket having an impressionroll mounted therein, and an inking-roll yieldingly connected with said bracket, and tracks for guiding said bracket, whereby its rolls operate in connection with the printing mechanism during the movement of the bracket in one direction only, a paper-spool adapted to deliver a strip of paper between saidprinting mechanism and impression-roll, and feed- ICC ing-rolls for engaging and feeding said strip, means for simultaneously setting the print ing mechanisms of each bank, means for simultaneously operating the reciprocating brackets of each bank, means for simultaneously and intermittently operating the feeding-rolls of each bank, and a storage-roll mounted in the storage-bank and having a frictional driving connection, whereby it is intermittently operated in unison with the feeding-rolls of said bank, substantially as described.
7. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein, printing mechanism mounted in each of said banks, each printing mechanism comprising a pair of independently-adjustable station-printing Wheels, date-printing wheels, a fare-printing wheel, a time-printing wheel, and an apertured plate provided with printing characters, said printing-Wheels extending through the apertures in said plate in printing position, a clock mechanism operatively connected with both of said time-printing wheels to operate them in unison, means for supplying a separate paper strip to the printing mechanism of each bank, means for inking said inking characters, means for inking the printing characters of each bankand for impressing the corresponding strip against said characters, means for operating the inking and impression devices of each bank in unison, means for delivering from the casing the printed ticket-strip of one bank, and means for storing the printed ticket-strip of the other bank, substantially as described.
8. In a ticketmachine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein, printing mechanism mounted in each bank and comprising a plate having slots or openings therein, a pair of station -printing Wheels mounted in each bank and projecting through the slots or openings of the corresponding plate into printing position, a pair of shafts mounted in said banks extending through the corresponding station-printing wheels of each bank and projecting through the casing and provided with external operating means, whereby each set of station-printing wheels may be simultaneously and similarly adjusted in each bank, a paper-spool for each bank adapted to deliver a separate paper strip to its bank, means for inking each printing mechanism and for pressing the corresponding paper strip against said printing mechanism,whereby each strip receives a corresponding impression, feed-rolls for feeding said strips after printing, a frictionally-driven storage-roll in the ticket-storing bank, and means for simultaneously operating the sev eral mechanisms of each bank, whereby the printed strip from one bank is issued from the casing to constitute a series of tickets, and the printed strip from the other bank is Wound upon the storage-roll to constitute a record of the series of tickets issued by the other bank, substantially as described.
9. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket storing bank mounted therein, a shaft extending into each of said banks, a clock mechanism connected with said shaft, and time-printing characters in each bank connected with and operated in unison by said shaft, substantially as described.
10. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein, a clock mechanism and a shaft operated by said clock mechanism and extending into each of said banks, each bank being provided with an hour-shaft, a minute-shaft mounted in said hour-shaft and provided with a bevel-gear and a spur-gear, bevel-gears mounted on the shaft operated by the clock mechanism and engaging with the bevel-gears on the minuteshafts of the two banks, a spur-gear on the hour-shaft of each bank, intermediate gears between the spur-gear of said hour-shaft and of the corresponding minute-shaft, and printing characters mounted on the end of each shaft, substantially as described.
11. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing having a plurality of banks mounted therein, of a fare-printing wheel mounted in each of said banks, meansfor interconnecting and setting said fare printing wheels in the same printing position, an indicator, and means connecting said fare-printin g wheels with said indicator, whereby when the fare-printing Wheels are operated said indicator is set to agree with said fare-printing wheels, substantially as described.
12. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a plurality of banks mounted therein, a fare-indicator carried'by one of said banks, a fare-printing wheel carried by each of said banks, means connecting'said fare-indicator with the fare-printing Wheel of its bank, a shaft connected with both of said fare-printing Wheels for simultaneously setting said wheels and the fare-indicator, means for holding said indicator in indicating posi tion, and means for releasing said indicator and returning the same to its initial position, substantially as described.
13. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank mounted therein, a fare-printing wheel mounted in said bank, a fare-indicator carried by said bank, means for operatively connecting said fare-indicator with said fare-printing wheel, said indicator and wheel being each provided with a corresponding series of fare-indicating characters thereon, whereby when one of said characters is in printing position on the wheel a similar fare is in indicating position on the indicator, means for locking and releasing said indicator, and means for simultaneously returning said indicator and wheel to their initial position, substantially as described.
14. In a ticket-machine, the combination,
with a casing, of an issuing-bank mounted therein, a fare-printing wheel mounted in said bank, a fare-indicator pivotally mounted on said bank, means for interconnecting said fare-printing wheel and said fare-indicator, whereby when one is operated the other is similarly operated, means for operating said wheel and indicator, whereby the fare-printing wheel may be set to print any desired fare, and the fare-indicator to indicate the corresponding fare, a stop device .for engaging with said indicator, a hand-operated device for disengaging said stop device from said indicator, and a spring for returning said indicator and fare-printing wheel to their initial position, substantially as described.
15. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of an issuing-bank mounted therein and provided with a fare-printing Wheel and a fare-indicator mounted to rotate therein and operatively connected for simultaneous movement, hand-operated means for simultaneously rotating said fare-printing wheel and indicator, whereby fares of anydenomination may be printed and indicated, a push-rod, a stop device engaging with said indicator to hold theindicator and fare-printing wheelinindicating and printing positions respectively, means forconnecting said pushrod with said stop device, whereby the stop device may be disengaged from said indicator, a spring to return said indicator and fareprinting wheel to their normal position upon the disengagement of the stop device, and a spring for returning said stop device into ongaging position, substantially as described.
16. Ina ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of an issuing-bank mounted therein, a fare-printing wheel and a fare-indicator rotatably supported on said bank, shafts and gearing connecting said wheel and indicator for simultaneous operation, and means for so operating said wheel and indicator, a ratchet secured to said indicator, a stop device comprising a pivoted pawl and a supporting-arm, said pawl being adapted to engage with said ratchet, a push-rod connected with said arm and adapted to disengage said pawl from said ratchet, a spring for returning said stop device to its normal position, and a spring for holding said pawl in position to engage said ratchet and prevent the same from being turned in one direction,
while permitting it to turn in the opposite direction, substantially as described.
17. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of an issuing-bank mounted therein, a fare-indicator, means for operating said indicator to indicate different fares, a stop device engaging with said indicator to hold it in such indicating position, a pushrod connected with said stop device, an operating-shaft carried by said bank and pro- Vided with a gear, a pawl engaging said gear, a cam device operated by said push -rod, means connected with said pawl and cam device to disengage said pawl from said gear,
whereby said gear may operate, and means to disengage said cam from said pawl to permit the pawl to engage the gear andlock the bank, substantially as described.
18. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a bank mounted therein, of a bell-crank lever pivotally mounted in said bank, one arm of said lever constituting a pawl for engaging with anoperating part of said bank, a pushrod, a cam or wedge, a collar mounted on said rod for engaging with said cam or wedge to move the same in one direction, said cam or Wedge acting on the other arm of said bellcrank lever to disengage the pawl-arm thereof, means for operating said cam or wedge in the opposite direction, whereby its action upon said bell-crank lever ceases, and means for returning the pawl-arm of said bell-crank lever into engagement with said operating part, substantially as described.
19. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of one or more banks mounted therein, each bank having side plates, each side plate provided with a track having a continuous track-groove therein, and stop devices pivotally mounted and extending across said track-groove, a reciprocating swinging bracket, aroller mounted in said bracket and having studs or projections fitting within said track-groove and adapted to throw said stop devices to one sidewhen moving in one direction to permit the roller to pass, said stop devices acting to prevent the return of the roller along said portions of the track-grooves when moving in the opposite direction, substantially as described.
20. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a track, of ayielding stop adapted to extend across said track, a reciprocating swinging bracket provided with a roller having a stud adapted to travel in said track and engage said stop to throw the same from across the track when said roller is traveling in one direction, to permit the roller to pass, and a spring for returning said stop across the track to prevent the passage of the roller in the opposite direction, substantially as described.
21. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing having one or more ticket-banks mounted therein, each bank having a pair of side plates provided with trackgrooves in their opposite inner faces, each groove being continuous and composed of parallel portions connected at their ends, of a pair of yielding stop devices at the opposite ends of said parallel portions, said stop devices being adapted to yield in one direction only, and a reciprocating swinging bracket provided with an impression-roller having studs projecting into said tracks, whereby said roller is permitted to travel along each of said parallel portions in one direction only, substantially as described.
22. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a ticket-issuing bank and a ticket-storing bank mounted therein, operating means connected with both of said banks,
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whereby when one bank is operated the other In testimony whereof we aflix our signabank will be similarly operated, means for tures in presence of two witnesses.
automatically locking both banks after each I WILFRED I. OHMER. operation, and hand-operated means for un- JOSEPH LEITSCHUH. locking said banks to permit a successive 0p- Witnesses: eration thereof by said operating means, sub- J. A. WORTMAN,
stantialiy as described. THOS. J. ELLIFF.
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