US714228A - Ticket issuing, recording, and printing machine. - Google Patents

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US714228A
US714228A US3069700A US1900030697A US714228A US 714228 A US714228 A US 714228A US 3069700 A US3069700 A US 3069700A US 1900030697 A US1900030697 A US 1900030697A US 714228 A US714228 A US 714228A
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  • VVILFRED I. OHMER and JOSEPH N. KELLY citizens of the United States, residing atDayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ticket Issuing, Recording, and Printing Machines, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the acto companying drawings.
  • This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in ticket-printing machines.
  • the general object of this invention is to provide an improved organization for printing fares and half-fares or tariffs upon a ticket strip or roll and for registering such fares and half-fares or tariffs, as also registering the number of tickets issued.
  • This invention further has reference to a crank movement for operating the various mechanisms whereby one turn of such crank will constitute one complete operation of the machine.
  • Our invention further relates to indicators and means for throwing such indicators into indicating position, whereby the fare units a passenger is required to pay, as also the halffare units, will be exhibited to such passenger.
  • Another object of our invention is to provide a device for releasing clock-hands, as also time-printing mechanism from clock-operating mechanism, ⁇ vhereby the clock-hands,
  • time-printing mechanism 5 may be set to properly indicate and properly print the correct time.
  • Figu1-e 1 represents a front elevation of ourinvention complete; Fig. 2, a plan view of the same; Fig. 3, a rear elevation; Fig. 4:, a front elevation with the casing removed; Fig. 5, a rear elevation with the casing removed; Fig.6, a sectional elevation on the line as as of Fig. 2 looking in the direction of the arrows; Fig. 6, a detail perspective of the third cyclometer and means for operating it; Fig. 7, a sectional elevation on the line pg of Fig. 12, with parts removed; Fig. 8, a similarview to Fig. 7, showing parts removed and the printing mechanism in a different position; Fig.
  • FIG. 9 asectional view on the line a, a, of Fig. 6 looking downward; Fig. 10, a sectional View on the line aaof Fig. 6 looking upward; Fig. 11, a side elevation with the casing removed; Fig. 12, a similar View to Fig. 11, but showing the opposite side; Fig. 13, a plan view of what is shown in Fig. 12; Fig. 14, an inverted plan view of what is shown in Fig. 12; Fig. 15, a sectional side elevation, the section being taken on theline y y of Fig. 16, of a modified form of machine; Fig. 16, an end elevation of the same, the casing being removed to facilitate illustration; Fig. 17, a plan view of what is shown in Fig. 16; Fig.
  • FIG. 19 a plan View of the modified form of machine complete
  • Fig. 19 a detail enlarged sectional view on the line b b of Fig. 21 looking in the direction of the arrows, illustrating a portion of What is shown in Fig. 6
  • Fig. 20, a detail perspective View, with parts broken away, of clock-clutch and means for separating the clutch members and for holding them separated
  • Fig. 21, adetail sectional View on theline a a of Fig. 19 look- 8o ing in the direction of the arrows
  • Fig. 21 adetail sectional View on theline a a of Fig. 19 look- 8o ing in the direction of the arrows
  • Fig. 21 adetail sectional View on theline a a of Fig. 19 look- 8o ing in the direction of the arrows
  • the letter A represents a suitable casing, and the letter B a crank, which is mounted upon a stud-shaft O, extending through the casing A.
  • This casing is also provided with a hole or opening .D, within which is placed a clock E.
  • Such clock is carried by a frame 0 structure, hereinafter referred to.
  • a pair of openings F are also provided in the casing, together with an opening G. Through the openings F appear numbers which indicate the amount of fares, as also the half-fares, re- 5 ceived, such numbers being indicated by a pair of registers H and'I, respectively, of the usual or any approved construction. These registers are also supported by the frame structure, as will hereinafter appear.
  • a frame structure composed of side plates J and K, which 7 are held separated from each other by means of studs L or in any other suitable manner.
  • the printing mechanism consisting of an inking-roller M and an impression -roller 0, together with the printing characters about to be referred to.
  • a printingform Q (see Fig. 6,) which has engraved or otherwise formed thereon printing characters, such as the word Fare, the number of the machine, A 439, and the words To and From.
  • a printing-roll indicating the amount of the fare or the number of fares a passenger is required to pay, extends into printing position through a slot or opening R in the form.
  • a circular opening S into which projects a clock printing-dial T, such dial being provided with hands for indicating the time.
  • This clock printing-face is adapted to be impressed upon a paper strip or roll, hereinafter referred to.
  • One end of the form is notched at each side,
  • the paper strip or roll will first refer to the paper strip or roll. This is clearly shown in Fig. 6 at 2, such paper strip being preferably wound about a spool 3 and extending over a roller 4, carried by the side plates above referred to.
  • This paper strip also passes beneath the inking-roll and between a pair of feed-rolls 5 and 6, rotatably mounted in the casing, the feed-roll 6 being an elastic roll and the feed-roll 5 a toothed roll, so that the paper is fed evenly and is maintained in the proper position.
  • a spring 13 one end of which is coiled about a cross-bar in the carriage 9, engages with a projection 14 from the inkingroll housing 10 and normally acts to hold the inking-roll in contact with the printing characters above referred to as the carriage travels back and forthwithin the guides beneath such characters in a manner presently to appear.
  • the side plate K is slotted, as shown at 15. Through this slot extends a stud 16 into the sliding frame or carriage 9. This stud also engages with one end of an operating-lever 17, which is pivotally connected with a traveling fulerum-pin 18, projecting through a slot 19.
  • the lower end of the lever 17 is pivotally conneeted with a link 20, one end of which is held in position by means of a screw 2l,which is screwed into theside plate K.
  • the pin 18 is carried by an arm 22, which is pivotally connected with a disk 23, mounted on a stud 24, projecting from the side plate K. This pin also extends into a bracket 25, which acts as a support therefor.
  • a gear 26 is formed or otherwise secured to theside of the disk 23 and is adapted to be engaged by a segmentgear 27, such latter gear being mounted on a main operating-shaft 28, which extends through the side plates and has mounted thereon at one end the operating-crank B and at its other end a ratchet-wheel 29. (See Fig.
  • segment-plates 29 and 30 Upon each side of the segmentalgear 27 is mounted a pair of segment-plates 29 and 30. These plates are arranged on the shaft opposite the segmental plate and are fast upon the shaft, so that as the shaft is rotated both the segment and the segmental plates will be rotated.
  • the movement of the lever 17 is sufficient to cause the inking-roll M to travel across the printing characters above described and as same the position occupied in Fig. 15, such position being the normal position of the machine.
  • the operating-crank B is in the position indicated in Figs. 1 and 16, in which position it is locked from further rotation in a manner hereinafter appearing.
  • the inking-roll may be made to travel back across the face of the printing characters to the position occupied in Figs. 7
  • the impression-roll frame structure 31 which is mounted in the guides 32 and 33, is vertically elevated until the frame structure contacts or substantially contacts with the printing-form above referred to.
  • This is accomplished by means of a link 34, one end of which is pivoted to a disk 35, while its other end is pivoted to a lever 36, together with a pair of segment-lifting plates 37.
  • the segment-lifting plates are fixedly mounted upon the main driving-shaft, and as such shaft is rotated they come in contact with the impression-roll frame 31.
  • the toothed segment 27 engages with a gear 38, formed on the side ofthe disk 35 or secured thereto in any suitable manner.
  • the link-pivot 39 is carried upward with the rotation of the disk, thereby also elevating the lever 36; but inasmuch as this lever has studs 40, which project into slots 41 in the impression-roll frame the frame is further assisted in being elevated.
  • the elevation of the lever 36 and the contacting of the segment-lifting plates with the frame structure elevates the impression-roll frame into contact with the printing-form, as above stated.
  • a still further movement of the disk-plate 35 acts to move the lever in a forward direction with the pivot 39, so that the impression -roller travels in the slot 41 over the face of the printing characters.
  • Fig. 6 it will be seen that the paper strip 2 passes between the inking-roll housing 42 and the impressionroll and through the issuing-rolls 5 and 6, heretofore described.
  • the paper strip being immediately above it, is pressed into contact with such printing characters, so that the strip receives such characters thereon.
  • the strip is issued from the machine by the issuing-rolls the printed portion is torn off and handed to a passenger to constitute a receipt for his fare or ticket.
  • the gear 49 engages with a pinion 51, mounted on the lower issuing-roll shaft 52 for turning such roll -shaft.
  • This roll shaft extends through the machine and has mounted on its opposite end a gear 53, (see Fig. 5,) which meshes with a gear 54, carried by the other issuing-roll shaft 55. As soon as the segment 45 is out of engagement with the gear 46 the issuing-rolls cease operating.
  • a pawl and ratchet for connecting This pawl and ratchet permits the gear 49 to rotate independent of the gear 46, so that the issuing-rolls may be rotated by placing a suitable key upon the squared end X of the roll-shaft 52 in order that the ticket-strip 2 may be properly placed between the rolls before the machine is operated and also without operating any part of the machine except the issuing-rolls and their adjuncts.
  • This is of great importance, as it starts the ticket right, and where a paper strip is laid off into different ticket-divisions, as may be the case, each division will be torn off at just the right place after the ticket-strip is properly started in the machine. ables the tickets to be counted automatically, as will hereinafter appear, so that at the end of a day or any given period the number of passengers riding on the car may be accurately determined.
  • a ratchet-Wheel 29 which is engaged by a pawl 56', normally held in contact therewith by a spring 56.
  • This pawl prevents the backward movement of the main shaft, as also the operating mechanism which are in any wise connected with said operatingshaft, so that when the operating-crank is partially operated it cannot return to its zero position without completing its full cycle of operation.
  • a lever 57 To the side plate K is pivoted a lever 57, one end of which carries a pushbutton 58, while its other end is pivotally connected with a sliding bar 59.
  • This sliding bar has two slots 60 in line with each other, and through these slots extend guide-screws This en- 61, such guide-screws acting to hold the bar in position upon the side of the plate, yet at the same time permit such bar to be slid back and forth in a straight; line.
  • the outer end of this bar has a pin or roller, as shown at 62. As the bar is slid along by means of the lever 57, this roller contacts wit-h a cam-surface 63 at one end of a lever 64, such lever being pivoted at 65. The opposite end of the lever 64 is adapted to engage with a'notch 66 in adisk 67, mounted on the shaft 28 back of the toothed segment 45.
  • a spring 68 normally presses upon the lever 6a to hold it in engagement with the notch 66.
  • the push-button 58 is operated to slide the bar 59 inward the lever 64 is acted upon by the roller 62 of the bar to elevate the inner end of the lever from the notch 66, so that the disk 67 and shaft 0 may rotate.
  • this may be readily accomplished.
  • a stud 68 On the segment 45 is mounted a stud 68. As the segment is rotated this pin comes in contact with the lower end of a lever 69 and acts to move outward the inner end of such lever and at the same time throw the bar 59 to its extreme outer limit, since the upper end of lever 69 is connected with such bar, as shown at 70.
  • a coiled spring 77 coiled about the shaft 76 back of the fare-indicator, one end of which is secured to the plate and the other end to the indicator in a manner well known, acts to rotate such indicator to zero position, so that the character zero may appear through the sight-opening G in the casing.
  • the'fare-indicator is at the same time returned to zero.
  • a fare-printing wheel 78 (see Fig. 6,) which has corresponding characters to those upon the indicator, is also turned, so that the zero character is brought into printing position through'the slot or opening R in the printing-form.
  • the side plate K is slotted from its upper edge downward, as shown at 82. This is for the purpose of mounting a push-bar 83 therein, such pushbar being slidable up and down within said slot.
  • a spring 84 mounted within a push button or cap 85, normally acts to elevate the push-bar, such spring resting upon the top of the casing.
  • the lower end of the pushbar 83 carries a swinging detent 86, which is normally held in contact with the ratchetwheel 75 by means of a spring 88, such spring beingsecuredtothepush-bar83.
  • Theratchetwheel 75 is, as already stated, mounted upon the indicator-shaft 76.
  • the push-bar 83 de scends and the detent 86 acts to rotate the ratchet-wheel 75, as also the indicator-shaft 76,since such ratchetis fixedly mounted thereon.
  • the detent 86 accommodates itself to the movement of the ratchet-wheel 75.
  • the push-bar 83 also has a lug or projection 88 extending from one side thereof. To this projection is pivoted a pawl 89. This pawl is adapted to engage with a ratchetwheel 90, mounted on a stud-shaft 91, projecting inward from the side plate K.
  • Such stud-shaft also carries a gear 92, which is fixedly connected with the ratchet-wheel 90, so that as the ratchet-wheel is partially rotated the gear 92 will also partially rotate. From Fig. 13 particularly it will be seen that the gear 92 meshes with a pinion 93, mounted on a shaft 94, which is supported in the side plates.
  • the shaft 9% also carries a ratchet-wheel 95, with which engages a bell-clapper 96, pivotally mounted on a stud 97. (See Fig.
  • a spring 99 Upon the sleeve 98 of the bell-clapper is mounted a spring 99, one end of which is secured to the side plate J, and the other end of which is bent at right angles and rests upon the bellclapper, so as to normally hold adetent 100 in engagement with the ratchet-wheel 95.
  • the detent 89 is normally thrown into engagement with the ratchet-wheel 90 when the pushbutton 85 is pressed upon. This rotates the ratchet-Wheel 90, as also the gear-wheel 92 and the ratchet 95, thereby giving to the bellclapper a vibratory movement by reason of the detent projecting from said bell-clapper riding upon the ratchet-wheel 95.
  • This bellclapper contacts with a bell 101, which is carried by the door of the casing, so that when the door is closed the bell is in position to be struck by the bell-striker.
  • This bell is best seen inFig. 3.
  • a spring 102 secured to the push-bar 93, normally acts to press the pawl 89 into engagement with the ratchet 90.
  • From the push-bar 83 extends a pair of studs 103 104, (see Fig. 22,) between which fits a register-crank 105, carried by the register I. Th us as the push-bar 83 is pressed downward the crank of the register is carried therewith, and
  • a pushbar 107 On the upper end of a pushbar 107 is mounted a push-button 108, within which is mounted a spring 1.09, which normally presses upon the upper end of the casing to elevate the push-bar 107. (See Fig. 3.) It will be observed that the push-bar is slotted, as shown at 110, and fits over the studs 91 and 111. The lower end of this push-bar is adapted to press upon an arm 112, whichis keyed or otherwise secured to a shaft 113, mounted in bearings 114:.
  • a half-fare-printing arm 115 which carries half-fare-printing characters, as shown through the slot R in Fig. 10 at 116.
  • the push-bar 107 presses the arm 112 downward, and at the same time the half-fare-printing character is also thrown into printing position through the slot or opening R.
  • a spring 117 normally acts to elevate the arm 112, as also the half-fareprinting characters, the latter being withdrawn from printing position. It will be observed that the push-bar 107 carries a pawl 117, pivotally connected therewith.
  • This pawl engages with the ratchetwheel adjacent to the pawl 89.
  • a spring 118 one end of which is secured to the pawl by the screw 119, while the other end of which is secured to the push-bar, acts to hold the pawl in engagement with said ratchetwheel.
  • an arm 120 (see Fig. 21,) projecting throughaslot or opening 121 in the side plate K, acts, through a link 120, to operate a register 122, so that the next number in the register will be brought into view.
  • the side plate K has a right-angle slot 123 therein.
  • To the arm 120 is pivoted an angular bar 121. (See Fig. 19.)
  • This arm carries a stud 125, which projects through the slot 123 and through a slot 126 in a half-fare indicator 127.
  • This halffare indicator is pivoted, as shown at 128, to the side plate K.
  • the reciprocating bar 59 carries a pin 129, which extends through the horizontal part of the angular slot 123 (see Figs.
  • the pin 129 projecting into the slot 123, contacts with the angular bar, as heretofore stated, and forces the spring 130 downward, thus permitting the indicator to be elevated, by means of the spring 109, within the pushbutton 108.
  • the half-fare button is depressed the half-fare-printing character is thrown into printing position, the half-fare is indicated, and at the same time such half-fare is registered.
  • ⁇ Ve will now refer to the mechanism for indicating the stations from which and to which a traveler is going, as also for printing the proper stations from and to which a passenger is going on a ticket. From Figs. 1 and 2 it will be observed that upon the upperends of shafts 131 and 132 are mounted pointers 133 and 13 1, respectively, which are adapted to be taken hold of by hand or moved in any other suitable manner. These pointers are adapted to point to the names of stations- A K 77 LL 0 77 C D 7 E,J7 are arranged in series near each side of the casing, as shown in Fig. 2. The names ofthese stations are arranged in reverse order to each other in the two series.
  • each of these shafts are also provided with bevel-pinions 141 and 142, respectively, which engage with bevel-pinions 142 and 143, the latter pinions being mounted upon the respective sleeves 144 and 145, each of which carries a segment-gear 146 and 147. Adjacent to these segment-gears and also mounted upon the same sleeves are carried notched segments 148, which are adapted to be engaged by detents 149, pivotally connected with the side plates in any suitable manner, as shown at 149'. A pair of springs 150, also secured to said side plates, extend through studs 151, projecting inward from the detents 149.
  • the toothed segment 146 engages with a gear 152, secured to the station -printing roll Z, carried on a shaft 154, supported by the side plates.
  • the segment 147 meshes with a gear 154, carried by the station-printing roll Y, also mounted on the shaft 154.
  • These printingrolls carry upon their outer periphery printing characters representing the stations, the station-printing roll Z printing the stations to which a passenger is traveling, while the station-printing roll Y prints the stations from which a passenger is traveling.
  • the stations from and to which a passenger is traveling may be im-' pressed upon a ticket-strip, it being understood that such station-printing characters extend into the same printing-plane as the printing characters on the form.
  • the clock E above referred to has mounted upon its main spindle E a knurled head E, carrying a bevel-gear E'. This bevel-gear meshes with a bevel-pinion 155,
  • This latter gear may be formed with or otherwise secured to the gear 164 and is adapted to mesh with aspur-gear 167, mounted on the upper end of the hour-shaft.
  • the lower end of the minute-shaft carries a min ate-printing character 168, while the lower end of the hourshaft carries a printing character 169, these printing characters indicating the time upon the dial S, formed upon the printing-form, as above described.
  • the clock may be set so that it will indicate the proper time without disconnecting the bevel-gears E and 155 from each other, whereby the printingtime characters will also be set and the clock mechanism will bedisconnected
  • a clutch one member a of which is connected with the clock-operating.mechanism, while the other member 21 of which is slidably mounted on the shaft and is keyed to said shaft.
  • This latter member is engagedby a spring-arm 170, one end of which is connnected witha rod 171, which extends into the clock.
  • the outer end of this rod carries a knurled head 172.
  • date-printing wheels are mounted upon a shaft 177.
  • These dateprinting wheels may be turned in anysuitable manner to bring the proper dates into printing position.
  • the sleeve 179 projects from the units-dating wheel X, while the sleeve 178 projects from the tens-month-printing wheel W.
  • the month-printing wheel V is fixedly mounted upon the shaft 177.
  • disks 180, 181, and 182 are mounted outside of the plate J and upon the shaft and respective sleeves, respectively, the disk 180 being mounted upon the shaft 177, while the disk 181 is mounted upon the sleeve 179 and the disk 1S2 upon the sleeve 178.
  • These disks each carry a series of numbers, the smaller disk or disk 180 carrying numbers from 1 to 12, inclusive, representing the number of months in a year, while the disk 181 carries characters from 1 to 3, inclusive, these letter characters representing the tens of the months, while the characters on the disk 180 represent the units of the months from O to 9,inclusive.
  • each of these month-dating wheels and fixedly connected therewith are mounted notched wheels 183, each of which is engaged by a pawl 184, normally held in engagement wth the respective notched disks by means of springs 185.
  • These pawls are pivotally supported in any suitable manner, such as shown in Fig. 6.
  • ⁇ Ve will now refer to the mechanism for counting each ticket issued. From the above description it will be understood that for every complete rotation of the main operating-shafta ticket is printed and issued. Thus every time such ticket is issued we provide mechanism for counting it.
  • Figs. 6, (3, 14, and 16 particularly it will be observed that within the frame structure, at one end,is mounted a register13 of the usual or anyapproved type.
  • a lever 188 Upon the main operating-shaft 187 of this register is mounted a lever 188, one end of which is con nected with one end of a spring 189, while the other end of said spring is connected with a hook 100, carried by one of the cross-bars L.
  • NVe will now refer to the mechanism for positively forcing the impression-roll, as also the bell-crank levers 36, which carry the inipression-roll, back to their normal position after the impression-roll has printed a ticket.
  • a wheel 193 upon a cross-bar 192, which connects the bell-crank levers 36 with each other, is mounted a wheel 193.
  • This Wheel is adapted to be engaged by a cam-segment 194, fixedly mounted upon the main operating-shaft O.
  • the camsegment 194 is about to engage therewiththat is, it will engage therewith as soon as the main driving-shaft is slightly farther rotated. This will act to positively force the impression-roller to the position indicated in Figs. 6 and 7 ready for the inking-roll frame to move back into normal position.
  • the station pointers or indicators are turned to indicate the station from which a traveler is going and the station to which he is going, so as to bring the proper stations into printing position on the station-printing rolls.
  • the machine is unlocked by pressing sidewise on the releasing-button, after which the fare push button or erated-the full-fare one, if the fare for buttons is or are opthe .
  • adapted for distance to be traveled is one fare unit or any multiple of one and also the half-fare, if more than one fare unit or a multiple of one.
  • This printed portion of the paper strip constitutes a ticket, which is handed to i the passenger and which contains the impression of all the printing characters on the printing-form, including the station-printing characters, to and from which a person is traveling, as also the time printing, dating, and fareprinting characters.
  • Every turn of theoperating-crank is registered by the register 13', and inasmuch as the operating-crank makes but one revolution for every ticket issued the register registers the number of ticketsissued, so that upon looking at this register the number ofpassengers traveling on a car in any given length of time may be quickly ascertained.
  • the scale 0 contains numerals 5, ,77 4 5,7, 4 ,1 C, p to z 17 and ,77 meaning live cents, ten cents, fifteen cents, twenty cents, &c., to fifty cents and one dollar, while the scale 6 contains numerals 1, 2, 3, 4, &c., and up to 9, meaning one dollar, two dollars, three dollars, four dollars, &c., and nine dollars.
  • the scale (1 bears numerals 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 850., up to 100, meaning ten dollars, twenty dollars, thirty dollars, forty dollars, &c., and one hundred dollars.
  • a pointer f is adapted to point to the figures on the scale LOO c.
  • This pointer is mounted on the upper end of a shaft g, which extends through the easing and carries at its lower end a bevel-gear h, which meshes with a bevel-gearz', mounted on the shaftj, such latter shaft carryinga gear is, which engages With a gear Z, the latter of which is carried by a shaft m, upon which is mountedabevel-gear0,such bevel-gearmeshing with another bevel-gear 19, carried by a cent-printing wheel q.
  • This latter Wheel is the same as the fare-printingwheelin the preferred form, with the exception that the num bers increase by five instead of one.
  • this shaft On the outer end of this shaft is mounted abevel-gear If, which meshes with a bevel-gear it, carried by a shaft 1;, projecting from a register to of the usual or any approved type.
  • This register is operated through the bevel-gearu until 25 is registered, the gears just described having the proper relation to each other, so that as the pointerfis pointed to anyparticular number that numberis brought into printing position and at the same time is registered by the register to.
  • the lever 188 In this modified form the lever 188 is discarded, the gear 11 taking its place, and instead of registering the number of receipts issued it registers the charges to any particular customer.
  • a pointer ac mounted on a shaft y, is adapted to indicate dollars on the scale from l to 9, inclusive.
  • this pointer is moved to indicate any particular numbersay the number 5 the shaft yis rotated, as also the segment-gear a, mounted on the lower end of said shaft.
  • This latter gear meshes with a bevel-gear I), carried at one end of a rotatable shaft 0, which is mounted in suitable bearings cl.
  • the opposite end of this shaft also carries a bevel-gear e, which meshes with a bevel-gearf,carried by a sleeve g, mounted upon ashaft IL.
  • the sleeve 9 also carries a gear 11', which meshes with a pinion 7", mounted on a stud 71;.
  • This latter pinion carries a bevel-gear l, which meshes with a similar gear m, mounted on one end of a shaft 0.
  • Upon the opposite end of this shaft is mounted another bevel-gear p, meshing with a similar gear q, carried at the inner end of a shaft r, which extends through the side plate K.
  • the shaft r also carries a bevelgear at its outer end 8, meshing with a similar gear 15' on a register-shaft u.
  • Such segment engages with a bevel-gear a", mounted on a shaft 2, which also carries a bevel-gear 3, which meshes with a bevel-gear 4, carried by a sleeve 5.
  • This sleeve extends through the side plate J and carries at its outer end a bevel-gear 6, which meshes with a similar gear 7, carried at the upper end of the shaft 8.
  • This shaft is mounted in suitable bearings 9, secured to the side plate J.
  • a bevel-gear 10' Upon the lower end of this shaft is mounted a bevel-gear 10', which meshes with a bevel-gear 11, carried by a register-shaft 12, which operates a register 13'.
  • the relation between these several gears is such that as the pointer 00 is turned.
  • the sleeve 5 also carries a gear 14, which meshes with a gear 15, carried by a printing-roll 16.
  • This printingroll carries printing characters representing dollars from ten to one hundred in denominations to correspond with the numerals on the scale e.'
  • the relation of the gears 14. and 15 to each other is such that when the indicator to is turned to indicate any particular number the printing-roll 16 will be turned to such a position that the numeral indicated will be in printing position.
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a frame structure, of printing characters supported thereby, means for inking said printing characters, a spool for supporting and delivering a ticket strip or roll, means for impressing said strip upon said printing characters, means for feeding forward said paper strip after printing, hand-operated actuating mechanism for the inking, impression and feeding devices, and an independent locking device for automatically locking said handoperated actuating mechanism after each complete movement thereof, substantially as described.
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a frame structure, of printing mechanism supported thereby, an inking-roll for inking said printing mechanism, an impressionroll, a spool for holding and delivering a ticket strip or roll, feeding mechanism for said strip, a hand-operated actuating device, and means connected with said device for first operating the inking-roll while the impression-roll is stationary and then operating the impressionroll while the inking-roll is stationary, substantially as described.
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a frame structure, of printing mechanismmounted therein and comprising fareprinting characters, a fare-indicator, means for interconnecting said fare-indicator and said fare-printing mechanism, means for operating said fare-indicator and fare-printing mechanism simultaneously, means for inking said printing mechanism, means for supporting and delivering a ticket-strip, means for ,impressing said ticket-strip upon said printing mechanism after the latter is inked, an operating-crank, and means connecting said crank with said inking mechanism and with said impression means for operating said inking mechanism at one time and said printing means at another time, substantially as described.
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form mounted therein, a fare-printing wheel extending through said form with its characters in printing position, a fare-indicator, means for connecting said indicator with said fareprinting wheel and for simultaneously operating both indicator and wheel,means for inking said printing-form, means for supporting and delivering a ticket strip, impression means for impressing said strip against the form, an operating-shaft, means connecting said shaft with said inking and impression means for successively operating them,means for locking said shaft upon making a complete rotation, and other means for unlocking said shaft and for simultaneously returning said fare-indicator and fare-printing wheel to zero position before another operation of said shaft, substantially as described.
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form mounted therein, a fare-printing wheel projecting into printing position with said form, a fare-indicator, means for simultaneously operating said fare-indicator and said fareprinting wheel to indicate the proper fare and to turn the printing character thereof into printing position, an operating-shaft, a segment-gear connected therewith, inking mechanism adapted to be engaged by said segment, impression mechanism also adapted to be engaged by said segment, one at one time and the other at another time, whereby the inking means will first ink said printing characters and said impression means will subsequently act to impress a ticket-strip upon said characters, means for automatically locking said operating-shaft after each joint operation of the inking and impression means, and means to issue the printed portion of said ticket-strip before said operating-shaft is locked, substantially as described.
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form mounted therein and carrying printing characters, a fare printing wheel extending through said form into printing position, a fare-indicator, means for simultaneously operating said fare-printing wheel and fare-indieator, inking and impression means, an operating-shaft, a gear-segment and a lockingdisk connected therewith, means for connecting said inking means with said gear-segment, means for connecting said impression means with said gear-segment, said inking means being connected at one time and said impression means at another time, means for supporting and delivering a ticket-strip, issuing-rolls for feeding forward said strip, means for connecting said issuing-rolls with said gear-segment, whereby, when the impression means release the ticket-strip, said issuing-rolls will issue the printed portion of said strip, locking means for engaging with said looking-disk, means for locking said fare-indicator and said fare-printing wheel in
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a supporting-frame, of a printing-form carried thereby, a fare-printing wheel extending through said form into printing position, a fare-indicator, means for interconnecting said fare-indicator and said fare-printing wheel, whereby when one is operated the other is likewise operated, means for operat-:
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form carried thereby, a station-printing roll and a fare-printing wheel, a fare-indicator, means for interconnecting said fare-indicator and said fare-printing wheel, a push-bar for operating said indicator and wheel into,indicating and printing position respectively, a register, means for connecting said push-bar with said register, whereby, when said indicator indicates a fare-number, said register registers such number, a locking-pawl for holding said indicator and fare-printing wheel in indicating and printing position, inking means, means for delivering and feeding a ticketstrip, impression means for impressing said strip against the form, means for successively operating said inking and impression means and said strip-feeding means, and means for releasing said locking-pawl after a ticket is printed, whereby said fare-indicator and said fare-printing wheel may be returned to zero position, substantially as described.
  • a fare-printing wheel and station-printing rolls cooperating therewith, means for rotating each of said station-printing rolls, whereby the station from which and that to which a passenger is traveling may be turned into printing position, means for operating the fare-printing wheel into printing position and for locking the same in such position, an inking-roll, means for moving said roll across the forn1,animpression-ro1l, means for moving said impression-roll across the form after the inking-roll is withdrawn, and means for releasing said fare-printing wheel and returning it to zero position, substantially as described.
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a casing, of a frame structure mounted therein, a printing-form carried by said frame structure, station printing rolls rotatably mounted in said frame structure, means extending through said casing and engaging with said station-printing rolls for setting them, means for holding said rolls in set position, a fare-printing wheel extending through said form into printing position, a fare-indicator, means for interconnecting said indicator and fare-printing wheel, a push-bar, means for connecting said push-bar with said indicator and fare-printing wheel, whereby said indicator and wheel are turned into printing and indicating position, a pawl for bolding said indicator and fare-printing wheel in the position to which they are moved, inking means, impression means for impressing a ticket-strip against the form, and means for .issuing the printed portion of said strip from the machine, substantially as described.
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a casing havinga frame structure mounted therein, of a printing-form carried by said frame structure and provided with printing characters, a fare-printing wheel projecting throu h said form into printing position, a plurality of station-printing rolls located adjacent to said form and also projecting into printing position, knurled heads connected with said station-printing rolls for operating them from the outside of said casing, a fare- -indicator, a shaft extending from said fareindicator and provided with a ratchet-wheel and a bevel-pinion, a second shaft extending from said fare-printing wheel and provided with a bevel-pinion to mesh with that on the indicator-shaft, a push-bar extending through the easing into the frame structure and provided with a pivoted dog to engage the ratchetwheel on the indicator-shaft, whereby the indicator and fare-printing wheel may be simultaneously operated, a detent-pawl engaging said ratchet-wheel
  • a ticket-machine the combination, with a casing having indicating characters arranged in series on the exterior thereof, of a frame structure mounted in said casing, printing mechanism mounted in said frame structure, a pair of pointer-shafts operatively connected with said printing mechanism and provided with external pointers cooperating with the series of indicating characters, the portions of said printing mechanism connected with said pointer-shafts being provided with characters corresponding to those of the external series, inking and impression mechanism for impressing a ticket-strip against said printing mechanism, and means for issuing the printed portionof said strip from said machine, substantially as described.
  • the combination with a casing, of a frame structure mounted therein and provided with a printing-form and station-printing rolls, pointer-shafts extending through the casing and provided with

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'No. 714,228. Patented Nov. 25, I902.
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WILFRED I. OHMER AND JOSEPH N. KELLY, OF DAYTON, OHIO; SAID KELLY ASSIGNOR TO WILFRED I. OHMER, OF DAYTON, OHIO.
T-lCKET lSSUlNG, RECORDING, AND PRlNTlNG MACHINE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters iPatent No. 714,228, dated November 25, 1902.
Application filed September 21. 1900. Serial No. 30,697. (No model.)
[ all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, VVILFRED I. OHMER and JOSEPH N. KELLY, citizens of the United States, residing atDayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ticket Issuing, Recording, and Printing Machines, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the acto companying drawings.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in ticket-printing machines.
The general object of this invention is to provide an improved organization for printing fares and half-fares or tariffs upon a ticket strip or roll and for registering such fares and half-fares or tariffs, as also registering the number of tickets issued.
This invention further has reference to a crank movement for operating the various mechanisms whereby one turn of such crank will constitute one complete operation of the machine. v
Our invention further relates to indicators and means for throwing such indicators into indicating position, whereby the fare units a passenger is required to pay, as also the halffare units, will be exhibited to such passenger.
Another object of our invention is to provide a device for releasing clock-hands, as also time-printing mechanism from clock-operating mechanism,\vhereby the clock-hands,
5 as also the time-printing mechanism, may be set to properly indicate and properly print the correct time.
Our invention 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 correspondingparts,Figu1-e 1 representsa front elevation of ourinvention complete; Fig. 2, a plan view of the same; Fig. 3, a rear elevation; Fig. 4:, a front elevation with the casing removed; Fig. 5, a rear elevation with the casing removed; Fig.6, a sectional elevation on the line as as of Fig. 2 looking in the direction of the arrows; Fig. 6, a detail perspective of the third cyclometer and means for operating it; Fig. 7, a sectional elevation on the line pg of Fig. 12, with parts removed; Fig. 8, a similarview to Fig. 7, showing parts removed and the printing mechanism in a different position; Fig. 9, asectional view on the line a, a, of Fig. 6 looking downward; Fig. 10, a sectional View on the line aaof Fig. 6 looking upward; Fig. 11, a side elevation with the casing removed; Fig. 12, a similar View to Fig. 11, but showing the opposite side; Fig. 13, a plan view of what is shown in Fig. 12; Fig. 14, an inverted plan view of what is shown in Fig. 12; Fig. 15, a sectional side elevation, the section being taken on theline y y of Fig. 16, of a modified form of machine; Fig. 16, an end elevation of the same, the casing being removed to facilitate illustration; Fig. 17, a plan view of what is shown in Fig. 16; Fig. 18, a plan View of the modified form of machine complete; Fig. 19, a detail enlarged sectional view on the line b b of Fig. 21 looking in the direction of the arrows, illustrating a portion of What is shown in Fig. 6; Fig. 20, a detail perspective View, with parts broken away, of clock-clutch and means for separating the clutch members and for holding them separated; Fig. 21, adetail sectional View on theline a a of Fig. 19 look- 8o ing in the direction of the arrows, and Fig.
22 a detail perspective view of a portion of the full-farepush-barand its connection with the full-fare register.
The letter A represents a suitable casing, and the letter B a crank, which is mounted upon a stud-shaft O, extending through the casing A. This casing is also provided with a hole or opening .D, within which is placed a clock E. Such clock is carried by a frame 0 structure, hereinafter referred to. A pair of openings F are also provided in the casing, together with an opening G. Through the openings F appear numbers which indicate the amount of fares, as also the half-fares, re- 5 ceived, such numbers being indicated by a pair of registers H and'I, respectively, of the usual or any approved construction. These registers are also supported by the frame structure, as will hereinafter appear.
Referring now to the interior of the machine, it will be observed that within the eas- IOO ing A is mounted a frame structure composed of side plates J and K, which 7 are held separated from each other by means of studs L or in any other suitable manner. Between these plates is mounted the printing mechanism, consisting of an inking-roller M and an impression -roller 0, together with the printing characters about to be referred to. To the under side of the bracket P, which is attached to the interior of the side plates in any suitable manner, is secured a printingform Q, (see Fig. 6,) which has engraved or otherwise formed thereon printing characters, such as the word Fare, the number of the machine, A 439, and the words To and From. (See Fig. 10.) A printing-roll, indicating the amount of the fare or the number of fares a passenger is required to pay, extends into printing position through a slot or opening R in the form. Immediately to one side of the slot R is formed a circular opening S, into which projects a clock printing-dial T, such dial being provided with hands for indicating the time. This clock printing-face is adapted to be impressed upon a paper strip or roll, hereinafter referred to. One end of the form is notched at each side,
as shown at U. Into these notches project month-printing wheels V, W, and X, respectively, the dating-wheel V bearing the names of the months and the dating-wheels X and W the units and tens of the months. The paper strip or roll also contacts with these datingwheels, so that they, too, are impressed upon such paper. Adjacent to the words To and From at oneend of the form is mounted a pairof rolls Yand Z, such rolls each carrying the names of stations along the route to be traveled and being independently rotatable, so that the station from which a traveler is going may be quickly turned into printing position, as will hereinafter appear, and the station to which a traveler is going may also be turned into printing position. Before entering into a description of the inking and impression rolls and the manner in which they are operated we.
will first refer to the paper strip or roll. This is clearly shown in Fig. 6 at 2, such paper strip being preferably wound about a spool 3 and extending over a roller 4, carried by the side plates above referred to. This paper strip also passes beneath the inking-roll and between a pair of feed- rolls 5 and 6, rotatably mounted in the casing, the feed-roll 6 being an elastic roll and the feed-roll 5 a toothed roll, so that the paper is fed evenly and is maintained in the proper position.
Referring now to the inking-roll and the manner in which such roll acts to ink the printing characters, it will be observed that between a pair of guide-bars 7 and 8, secured to the inner face of each of said side plates J and K, is mounted a sliding carriage or frame 9, within which is fitted an inking-roll housing 10 upon a cross-bar 11 in the sliding carriage or frame. This housing carries the and 8.
inking-roll M. A spring 13, one end of which is coiled about a cross-bar in the carriage 9, engages with a projection 14 from the inkingroll housing 10 and normally acts to hold the inking-roll in contact with the printing characters above referred to as the carriage travels back and forthwithin the guides beneath such characters in a manner presently to appear. It will be observed that the side plate K is slotted, as shown at 15. Through this slot extends a stud 16 into the sliding frame or carriage 9. This stud also engages with one end of an operating-lever 17, which is pivotally connected with a traveling fulerum-pin 18, projecting through a slot 19. The lower end of the lever 17 is pivotally conneeted with a link 20, one end of which is held in position by means of a screw 2l,which is screwed into theside plate K. The pin 18 is carried by an arm 22, which is pivotally connected with a disk 23, mounted on a stud 24, projecting from the side plate K. This pin also extends into a bracket 25, which acts as a support therefor. A gear 26 is formed or otherwise secured to theside of the disk 23 and is adapted to be engaged by a segmentgear 27, such latter gear being mounted on a main operating-shaft 28, which extends through the side plates and has mounted thereon at one end the operating-crank B and at its other end a ratchet-wheel 29. (See Fig. 5 for this ratchet-Wheel.) Upon each side of the segmentalgear 27 is mounted a pair of segment-plates 29 and 30. These plates are arranged on the shaft opposite the segmental plate and are fast upon the shaft, so that as the shaft is rotated both the segment and the segmental plates will be rotated.
Referring again to the disk-plate 23, it will be observed that it is cut out, as shown at 24 in Figs. .6, 7, and 8, so as to fit the segment-plate 30. This construction prevents the segmentplate from turning until the toothed segment comes in contact with the gear 26, so that the gears will properly intermesh with each other. As soon as the segment-gear 27 contacts with the gear 26 the segment-plate 30 has moved to such a position that the disk-plate 23 may be rotated by the segment-gear 27. When this takes place, the arm 22 is carried around with the disk-plate 23 and the stud 18 is reciprocated in the slot 19. This carries with it the lever 17, together with the inking-roll frame 15. The movement of the lever 17 is sufficient to cause the inking-roll M to travel across the printing characters above described and as same the position occupied in Fig. 15, such position being the normal position of the machine. In this position the operating-crank B is in the position indicated in Figs. 1 and 16, in which position it is locked from further rotation in a manner hereinafter appearing. By unlocking the leverin a manner also hereinafter appearing the inking-roll may be made to travel back across the face of the printing characters to the position occupied in Figs. 7
As soon as this takesplace the impression-roll O, as also the impression-rollframe structure 31, which is mounted in the guides 32 and 33, is vertically elevated until the frame structure contacts or substantially contacts with the printing-form above referred to. This is accomplished by means of a link 34, one end of which is pivoted to a disk 35, while its other end is pivoted to a lever 36, together with a pair of segment-lifting plates 37. (See dotted lines in Figs. 7 and 8 and full lines in Figs. 6 and 15.) The segment-lifting plates are fixedly mounted upon the main driving-shaft, and as such shaft is rotated they come in contact with the impression-roll frame 31. WVhile this is taking place, the toothed segment 27 engages with a gear 38, formed on the side ofthe disk 35 or secured thereto in any suitable manner. As the disk 35 is rotated through the gear 38 the link-pivot 39 is carried upward with the rotation of the disk, thereby also elevating the lever 36; but inasmuch as this lever has studs 40, which project into slots 41 in the impression-roll frame the frame is further assisted in being elevated. Thus the elevation of the lever 36 and the contacting of the segment-lifting plates with the frame structure elevates the impression-roll frame into contact with the printing-form, as above stated. A still further movement of the disk-plate 35 acts to move the lever in a forward direction with the pivot 39, so that the impression -roller travels in the slot 41 over the face of the printing characters. By referring to Fig. 6 it will be seen that the paper strip 2 passes between the inking-roll housing 42 and the impressionroll and through the issuing- rolls 5 and 6, heretofore described. Thus as the impression-roll moves over the face of the printing characters the paper strip, being immediately above it, is pressed into contact with such printing characters, so that the strip receives such characters thereon. As the strip is issued from the machine by the issuing-rolls the printed portion is torn off and handed to a passenger to constitute a receipt for his fare or ticket.
Referring again to the disk 35,it will be seen that it is cut out, as shown at 43. (See Fig. 8.) This is for the purpose of fitting upon the segment-plate 29, so that such disk, as also the gear 38, will be held from rotation in order that the segment 27 may properly mesh with the teeth of the gear 38 as it is brought into contact therewith. Theinstant such segment contacts with such gear the segment-plate 29 is rotated to such a position that the disk 35 maybe freely rotated by the segment 27,thereby acting upon. the lever 36 and impressionroll, as above described. A link 44 is pivoted at one end to the bracket 25 and at its other end to the lever 36. This acts to hold the lower end of the lever so that the link 44 will act to shift the roller across the printing characters through the movement of the disk 35. As
the disk 35 is still further rotated the pivot 39 travels downward, thereby acting to pull one with the other.
on the lever 36, so that the impression-roll is returned from the position shown inFig. 8 to the position illustrated in Fig. 6 at the same time the impression-roll frame is descending in its guides. WVhile this is taking place the issuing-rolls are being operated by means of a toothed segment 45, fixedly mounted on the main operating-shaft 28 outside of the plate K,suchsegmentengaging withagear46. (See Figs. 12 and 14.) This gear 46 is connectedwith a segmental plate 47, mounted upon the same stud as the gear 46-namely, the stud 48. Immediatelyin front of the gear 46 is mounted a gear 49, substantially the same size as gear 46. Thesegearsareinterconnected bymeans of a pawl-and-ratchet mechanism 50. The gear 49 engages with a pinion 51, mounted on the lower issuing-roll shaft 52 for turning such roll -shaft. This roll shaft extends through the machine and has mounted on its opposite end a gear 53, (see Fig. 5,) which meshes with a gear 54, carried by the other issuing-roll shaft 55. As soon as the segment 45 is out of engagement with the gear 46 the issuing-rolls cease operating. We have stated that between the gear 46 and the gear 49 is mounted a pawl and ratchet for connecting This pawl and ratchet permits the gear 49 to rotate independent of the gear 46, so that the issuing-rolls may be rotated by placing a suitable key upon the squared end X of the roll-shaft 52 in order that the ticket-strip 2 may be properly placed between the rolls before the machine is operated and also without operating any part of the machine except the issuing-rolls and their adjuncts. This is of great importance, as it starts the ticket right, and where a paper strip is laid off into different ticket-divisions, as may be the case, each division will be torn off at just the right place after the ticket-strip is properly started in the machine. ables the tickets to be counted automatically, as will hereinafter appear, so that at the end of a day or any given period the number of passengers riding on the car may be accurately determined.
It will be observed that upon the main operating-shaft 28 outside of the frame structure is mounted a ratchet-Wheel 29, which is engaged by a pawl 56', normally held in contact therewith by a spring 56. This pawl prevents the backward movement of the main shaft, as also the operating mechanism which are in any wise connected with said operatingshaft, so that when the operating-crank is partially operated it cannot return to its zero position without completing its full cycle of operation. We will now refer to the means for locking the machine so that it cannot be operated to print and issue a ticket until after it is unlocked. To the side plate K is pivoted a lever 57, one end of which carries a pushbutton 58, while its other end is pivotally connected with a sliding bar 59. This sliding bar has two slots 60 in line with each other, and through these slots extend guide-screws This en- 61, such guide-screws acting to hold the bar in position upon the side of the plate, yet at the same time permit such bar to be slid back and forth in a straight; line. It will be observed that the outer end of this bar has a pin or roller, as shown at 62. As the bar is slid along by means of the lever 57, this roller contacts wit-h a cam-surface 63 at one end of a lever 64, such lever being pivoted at 65. The opposite end of the lever 64 is adapted to engage with a'notch 66 in adisk 67, mounted on the shaft 28 back of the toothed segment 45. A spring 68 normally presses upon the lever 6a to hold it in engagement with the notch 66. As the push-button 58 is operated to slide the bar 59 inward the lever 64 is acted upon by the roller 62 of the bar to elevate the inner end of the lever from the notch 66, so that the disk 67 and shaft 0 may rotate. By taking hold of the lever B this may be readily accomplished. It will be observed that on the segment 45 is mounted a stud 68. As the segment is rotated this pin comes in contact with the lower end of a lever 69 and acts to move outward the inner end of such lever and at the same time throw the bar 59 to its extreme outer limit, since the upper end of lever 69 is connected with such bar, as shown at 70. This movement of the bar releases the lever 63, so that its inner end may again descend into engagement with the disk 67 in order that as the notch 66 in the disk comes under the lever it is again engaged by such lever, thereby locking the disk, so that the operating-crank is held from further move ment until the disk is again released.
Referring again to the bar 59, it will be observed that it has an inclined slot 71 therein. Into this slot projects a stud 72 from a pawl 73, pivotally mounted on the interior of the plate K, the stud projecting through a slotted opening 74 in the plate, as also into the inclined slot 71. As the bar 59 is reciprocated in the manner above described the pawl is released from engagement with a ratchet 75, mounted on the inner end of a shaft 76, projecting inward from a fare-indicator 77. As soon as this occurs a coiled spring 77, coiled about the shaft 76 back of the fare-indicator, one end of which is secured to the plate and the other end to the indicator in a manner well known, acts to rotate such indicator to zero position, so that the character zero may appear through the sight-opening G in the casing. Thus by the one operation of unlocking the machine the'fare-indicator is at the same time returned to zero. When this takes place, a fare-printing wheel 78, (see Fig. 6,) which has corresponding characters to those upon the indicator, is also turned, so that the zero character is brought into printing position through'the slot or opening R in the printing-form. This is accomplished by means of a pair of bevel-gears 79 and 80, the bevel-gear 79 being on the inner end of the indicator-shaft 76, (see Fig. 19,) while the bevel-gear 80 is mounted on a stud 81, projecting from the fare-printing wheel 78.
We will now refer to the means for setting the fare-indicator, as also the fare-printing wheel, so that they will respectively indicate and turn into printing position the desired fares. From Figs. 7 and 8 particularly it will be observed that the side plate K is slotted from its upper edge downward, as shown at 82. This is for the purpose of mounting a push-bar 83 therein, such pushbar being slidable up and down within said slot. A spring 84, mounted within a push button or cap 85, normally acts to elevate the push-bar, such spring resting upon the top of the casing. The lower end of the pushbar 83 carries a swinging detent 86, which is normally held in contact with the ratchetwheel 75 by means of a spring 88, such spring beingsecuredtothepush-bar83. Theratchetwheel 75 is, as already stated, mounted upon the indicator-shaft 76. Thus by pressing upon the push-button 85 the push-bar 83 de scends and the detent 86 acts to rotate the ratchet-wheel 75, as also the indicator-shaft 76,since such ratchetis fixedly mounted thereon. This turns the fare-indicator one number and at the same time turns the fare-printing wheel one number, so that the first operation of thepush-button would throw the numeral 1 upon the fare-indicator into view through the sight-opening G and at the same time would throw the numeral 1 on the fareprinting wheel into printing position. The detent 86 accommodates itself to the movement of the ratchet-wheel 75. It will be observed that the push-bar 83 also has a lug or projection 88 extending from one side thereof. To this projection is pivoted a pawl 89. This pawl is adapted to engage with a ratchetwheel 90, mounted on a stud-shaft 91, projecting inward from the side plate K. Such stud-shaft also carries a gear 92, which is fixedly connected with the ratchet-wheel 90, so that as the ratchet-wheel is partially rotated the gear 92 will also partially rotate. From Fig. 13 particularly it will be seen that the gear 92 meshes with a pinion 93, mounted on a shaft 94, which is supported in the side plates. The shaft 9% also carries a ratchet-wheel 95, with which engages a bell-clapper 96, pivotally mounted on a stud 97. (See Fig. 6.) Upon the sleeve 98 of the bell-clapper is mounted a spring 99, one end of which is secured to the side plate J, and the other end of which is bent at right angles and rests upon the bellclapper, so as to normally hold adetent 100 in engagement with the ratchet-wheel 95. The detent 89 is normally thrown into engagement with the ratchet-wheel 90 when the pushbutton 85 is pressed upon. This rotates the ratchet-Wheel 90, as also the gear-wheel 92 and the ratchet 95, thereby giving to the bellclapper a vibratory movement by reason of the detent projecting from said bell-clapper riding upon the ratchet-wheel 95. v This bellclapper contacts with a bell 101, which is carried by the door of the casing, so that when the door is closed the bell is in position to be struck by the bell-striker. This bell is best seen inFig. 3. A spring 102, secured to the push-bar 93, normally acts to press the pawl 89 into engagement with the ratchet 90. From the push-bar 83 extends a pair of studs 103 104, (see Fig. 22,) between which fits a register-crank 105, carried by the register I. Th us as the push-bar 83 is pressed downward the crank of the register is carried therewith, and
on the return movement of the push-barsuch.
crank is returned therewith, thereby operating the register in a manner well known, for every time the push-button is pushed downward and returns to its normal position the registerlregisters onenumber,and at the same time the indicator is turned one number, together with the fare-printing wheel. Thus for every number that is indicated and that is thrown into printing position the register is registering a number.
We will now refer to the mechanism for registering and indicating half-fare units, as also for printing such half-fare units. be observed that on the upper end of a pushbar 107 is mounted a push-button 108, within which is mounted a spring 1.09, which normally presses upon the upper end of the casing to elevate the push-bar 107. (See Fig. 3.) It will be observed that the push-bar is slotted, as shown at 110, and fits over the studs 91 and 111. The lower end of this push-bar is adapted to press upon an arm 112, whichis keyed or otherwise secured to a shaft 113, mounted in bearings 114:. To this shaft is also fixedly connected a half-fare-printing arm 115,which carries half-fare-printing characters, as shown through the slot R in Fig. 10 at 116. Thus as the push-button 108 is pressed downward the push-bar 107 presses the arm 112 downward, and at the same time the half-fare-printing character is also thrown into printing position through the slot or opening R. As soon as the push-button 108 is returned to its normal position a spring 117 normally acts to elevate the arm 112, as also the half-fareprinting characters, the latter being withdrawn from printing position. It will be observed that the push-bar 107 carries a pawl 117, pivotally connected therewith. This pawl engages with the ratchetwheel adjacent to the pawl 89. A spring 118, one end of which is secured to the pawl by the screw 119, while the other end of which is secured to the push-bar, acts to hold the pawl in engagement with said ratchetwheel. Thus when the half-fare push-button is depressed the bell-striker will also beactuated in the manner above described. While this is taking place an arm 120, (see Fig. 21,) projecting throughaslot or opening 121 in the side plate K, acts, through a link 120, to operate a register 122, so that the next number in the register will be brought into view. Thus in one of the registers fare units are It will registered, while in the other half-fares are registered. From Figs. 7 and 8 particularly it will be observed that the side plate K has a right-angle slot 123 therein. To the arm 120 is pivoted an angular bar 121. (See Fig. 19.) This arm carries a stud 125, which projects through the slot 123 and through a slot 126 in a half-fare indicator 127. This halffare indicator is pivoted, as shown at 128, to the side plate K. The reciprocating bar 59 carries a pin 129, which extends through the horizontal part of the angular slot 123 (see Figs. 7 and 8) and is adapted to contact with one end of the angular bar 124, so as to push the bar to such a position that the stud 25 can rise in the vertical portion of the slot 123, it being understood that such bar is prevented from rising after once being depressed by means of a spring 130, one end of which is secured to the side plate, while the other end acts upon the stud 125 to press it toward the sliding bar 59 Whenever the halffare push-button is depressed, thereby holding the half-fare-indica-ting character 127 in indicating position. As soon as the pushbutton 58 is operated to unlock the machine, the pin 129, projecting into the slot 123, contacts with the angular bar, as heretofore stated, and forces the spring 130 downward, thus permitting the indicator to be elevated, by means of the spring 109, within the pushbutton 108. Thus whenever the half-fare button is depressed the half-fare-printing character is thrown into printing position, the half-fare is indicated, and at the same time such half-fare is registered.
\Ve will now refer to the mechanism for indicating the stations from which and to which a traveler is going, as also for printing the proper stations from and to which a passenger is going on a ticket. From Figs. 1 and 2 it will be observed that upon the upperends of shafts 131 and 132 are mounted pointers 133 and 13 1, respectively, which are adapted to be taken hold of by hand or moved in any other suitable manner. These pointers are adapted to point to the names of stations- A K 77 LL 0 77 C D 7 E,J7 are arranged in series near each side of the casing, as shown in Fig. 2. The names ofthese stations are arranged in reverse order to each other in the two series. Let it be supposed that a passenger boarded the car at station A and that he Wished to travel to station D. The pointer 131 is set to indicate A on the scale, While the pointer 133 is set to indicate D on the scale. This movement of the pointers acts to rotate the shafts 131 and 132, respectively. On the lower ends of these shafts are mounted bevel segment- gears 135 and 136, respectively. The bevel-gear 135 meshes with a bevel-pinion 137, while the bevel-segment 136 meshes with a bevel-pinion 138. Each of these bevel-pinions is mounted upon a shaft 139 and 140, carried in suitable bearings. The opposite ends of each of these shafts are also provided with bevel-pinions 141 and 142, respectively, which engage with bevel- pinions 142 and 143, the latter pinions being mounted upon the respective sleeves 144 and 145, each of which carries a segment-gear 146 and 147. Adjacent to these segment-gears and also mounted upon the same sleeves are carried notched segments 148, which are adapted to be engaged by detents 149, pivotally connected with the side plates in any suitable manner, as shown at 149'. A pair of springs 150, also secured to said side plates, extend through studs 151, projecting inward from the detents 149. These springs normally act to hold the detents in engagement with the notched segment 148, yet at the same time will yield to permit the notched segments to be partially rotated by taking hold of the pointers above described. The toothed segment 146 engages with a gear 152, secured to the station -printing roll Z, carried on a shaft 154, supported by the side plates. The segment 147 meshes with a gear 154, carried by the station-printing roll Y, also mounted on the shaft 154. These printingrolls carry upon their outer periphery printing characters representing the stations, the station-printing roll Z printing the stations to which a passenger is traveling, while the station-printing roll Y prints the stations from which a passenger is traveling. Thus with our invention the stations from and to which a passenger is traveling may be im-' pressed upon a ticket-strip, it being understood that such station-printing characters extend into the same printing-plane as the printing characters on the form.
We will now refer to the time-printing mechanism and the manner in which the clock which operates such mechanism may be set independent of the time-printing mechanism. The clock E above referred to has mounted upon its main spindle E a knurled head E, carrying a bevel-gear E'. This bevel-gear meshes with a bevel-pinion 155,
(see Figs. 6, 13, and 14,) mounted on a shaft 156, carried in bearings 157 and 158. Adjacent to the bearing 158 and also mounted on said shaft we provide another bevel gear or pinion 159. This latter gear meshes with a bevel-gear 160, carried at the upper end of a minute shaft 161, such shaft extending through an hour-shaft 162. A spur-gear 163 on the minute-shaft engages with a spurgear 164 adjacent to said minute-shaft, this latter gear being mounted upon a stud 165. Beneath such latter gear and also mounted on the stud 165 we provide another gear 166 smaller in diameter than the gear 164. This latter gear may be formed with or otherwise secured to the gear 164 and is adapted to mesh with aspur-gear 167, mounted on the upper end of the hour-shaft. The lower end of the minute-shaft carries a min ate-printing character 168, while the lower end of the hourshaft carries a printing character 169, these printing characters indicating the time upon the dial S, formed upon the printing-form, as above described. In order that the clock may be set so that it will indicate the proper time without disconnecting the bevel-gears E and 155 from each other, whereby the printingtime characters will also be set and the clock mechanism will bedisconnected, we provide upon the main clock-shaft E a clutch, one member a of which is connected with the clock-operating.mechanism, while the other member 21 of which is slidably mounted on the shaft and is keyed to said shaft. This latter member is engagedby a spring-arm 170, one end of which is connnected witha rod 171, which extends into the clock. The outer end of this rod carries a knurled head 172. By
pulling outward on the rod the clutch member 17 is released from the clutch member a. This disconnects the shaft E from engagement'with the clock-operating mechanism. Thus by taking hold of the knurled head E the hands of the clock may be set to indicate the proper time, as also the clock printinghands. In order that the clutch members may be held separated from each other, it will be observed that a pin 1.73 (see Fig. 20) projects through the rod 171. When the rod is pulled out, this pin is pulled out of a notch 174 in a boss 175, extending from the clock. The rod is then given a partial turn, so that the pin is prevented from reseatingin the slot bymeans of the spring-arm with which the rod is connected. One end of this spring-arm is rigidly secured to the interior of the clock, as shown at 176. (See Fig. 17.)
Referringagain to the date-printing wheels, it will be observed that they are mounted upon a shaft 177. (See Fig. 6.) These dateprinting wheels may be turned in anysuitable manner to bring the proper dates into printing position. In the drawings we have illustrated two sleeves, both mounted upon the shaft 177. The outer one of these sleeves is indicated at 178, while the inner sleeve is indicated at 179. The sleeve 179 projects from the units-dating wheel X, while the sleeve 178 projects from the tens-month-printing wheel W. The month-printing wheel V is fixedly mounted upon the shaft 177. Outside of the plate J and upon the shaft and respective sleeves are mounted disks 180, 181, and 182, respectively, the disk 180 being mounted upon the shaft 177, while the disk 181 is mounted upon the sleeve 179 and the disk 1S2 upon the sleeve 178. These disks each carry a series of numbers, the smaller disk or disk 180 carrying numbers from 1 to 12, inclusive, representing the number of months in a year, while the disk 181 carries characters from 1 to 3, inclusive, these letter characters representing the tens of the months, while the characters on the disk 180 represent the units of the months from O to 9,inclusive. At one side of each of these month-dating wheels and fixedly connected therewith are mounted notched wheels 183, each of which is engaged by a pawl 184, normally held in engagement wth the respective notched disks by means of springs 185. These pawls are pivotally supported in any suitable manner, such as shown in Fig. 6.
\Ve will now refer to the mechanism for counting each ticket issued. From the above description it will be understood that for every complete rotation of the main operating-shafta ticket is printed and issued. Thus every time such ticket is issued we provide mechanism for counting it. By referring to Figs. 6, (3, 14, and 16 particularly it will be observed that within the frame structure, at one end,is mounted a register13 of the usual or anyapproved type. Upon the main operating-shaft 187 of this register is mounted a lever 188, one end of which is con nected with one end of a spring 189, while the other end of said spring is connected with a hook 100, carried by one of the cross-bars L. As the levers 36, which carry the impression-roll, are operated to rock the impression-roll across the face of the printing characters they move out of contact with the lever 188, so that the spring 189 acts to rock the lever, as also the register operating shaft 187, it being understood that'the lever is fixedly mounted on said shaft. As the impression-roll levers are returned to their normal position one of them engages with the lever 188 to rock it in the opposite direction, as also the register-operating shaft 12. As this takes place the register is moved one number, so that the ticket just issued is registered in the ticket'register 186, and such number may be seen through the sight-opening 191. (See Fig.
NVe will now refer to the mechanism for positively forcing the impression-roll, as also the bell-crank levers 36, which carry the inipression-roll, back to their normal position after the impression-roll has printed a ticket. From Figs. 6, 7, 8, and 15 particularly it will be observed that upon a cross-bar 192, which connects the bell-crank levers 36 with each other, is mounted a wheel 193. This Wheel is adapted to be engaged by a cam-segment 194, fixedly mounted upon the main operating-shaft O. \Vhen the impression-roller is in the position indicated in Fig. 8, the camsegment 194 is about to engage therewiththat is, it will engage therewith as soon as the main driving-shaft is slightly farther rotated. This will act to positively force the impression-roller to the position indicated in Figs. 6 and 7 ready for the inking-roll frame to move back into normal position.
Referring to the operation of our machine, it will be understood that the station pointers or indicators are turned to indicate the station from which a traveler is going and the station to which he is going, so as to bring the proper stations into printing position on the station-printing rolls. As soon as this is done the machine is unlocked by pressing sidewise on the releasing-button, after which the fare push button or erated-the full-fare one, if the fare for buttons is or are opthe .adapted for distance to be traveled is one fare unit or any multiple of one and also the half-fare, if more than one fare unit or a multiple of one. By this latter operation such fare units antlhalffare characters are broughtinto printing position, as above described,while such fare units and half-fares are indicated on the respective fare-indicator and half-fare indicator. The operating-crank is then turned sothat theinking mechanism will ink the printing characters and the impression mechanism will act to press a portion of the paper strip upon such printing characters, after which the issuingrolls will be actuated through their connection with the main operating-shaft, upon which the crank is mounted, so as to issue the printed portion of said paper strip from the machine. This printed portion of the paper strip constitutes a ticket, which is handed to i the passenger and which contains the impression of all the printing characters on the printing-form, including the station-printing characters, to and from which a person is traveling, as also the time printing, dating, and fareprinting characters. Every turn of theoperating-crank is registered by the register 13', and inasmuch as the operating-crank makes but one revolution for every ticket issued the register registers the number of ticketsissued, so that upon looking at this register the number ofpassengers traveling on a car in any given length of time may be quickly ascertained.
\Vhile our machine is designed for use particularly as a ticket-machine, still the general organization may be employed for a variety of uses-such, for instance, as a bill-of-fareprinting machine for use in hotels and restaurants, &c.by simply placing upon the station-printing rolls the proper printed matter for a bill of fare, one roll containing one list of articles and another another list for as many lists as desired, since it is obvious that more than two rolls may be mounted on the station-printing roll shaft, if desired.
Referring to a modification of our machine, it will be observed from Figs. 15 to 18, inclusive, that we have discarded all push-buttons and fare-indicators, as will hereinafter appear. This modified form is particularly use in connection with issuing receipts, the, for money received. Upon the upper end of the casing, as shown in Fig. 18, are mounted three scales, as shown at c, d, and e. The scale 0 contains numerals 5, ,77 4 5,7, 4 ,1 C, p to z 17 and ,77 meaning live cents, ten cents, fifteen cents, twenty cents, &c., to fifty cents and one dollar, while the scale 6 contains numerals 1, 2, 3, 4, &c., and up to 9, meaning one dollar, two dollars, three dollars, four dollars, &c., and nine dollars. The scale (1 bears numerals 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 850., up to 100, meaning ten dollars, twenty dollars, thirty dollars, forty dollars, &c., and one hundred dollars. A pointer f is adapted to point to the figures on the scale LOO c. This pointer is mounted on the upper end of a shaft g, which extends through the easing and carries at its lower end a bevel-gear h, which meshes with a bevel-gearz', mounted on the shaftj, such latter shaft carryinga gear is, which engages With a gear Z, the latter of which is carried by a shaft m, upon which is mountedabevel-gear0,such bevel-gearmeshing with another bevel-gear 19, carried by a cent-printing wheel q. This latter Wheel .is the same as the fare-printingwheelin the preferred form, with the exception that the num bers increase by five instead of one. Let it be supposed that the modified form is to be used for printing receipts in a restaurant and that some one has handed the clerk twenty-five cents. Theclerkimmediatelytakesholdofthe pointerf or operates it in any other suitable manner and turns itso that it indicates 25. This movement rotates the printing-wheel q so thatthe numeral 25 comes into printing position. Thus as the paper strip is printed in the manner heretofore described a receipt for twenty-fivecentswillbegiven. Whilethisis taking place a gear 1", fixedly mounted on the shaft 8, is rotated by the gear 70, together with the shaft 8. On the outer end of this shaft is mounted abevel-gear If, which meshes with a bevel-gear it, carried by a shaft 1;, projecting from a register to of the usual or any approved type. This register is operated through the bevel-gearu until 25 is registered, the gears just described having the proper relation to each other, so that as the pointerfis pointed to anyparticular number that numberis brought into printing position and at the same time is registered by the register to. In this modified form the lever 188 is discarded, the gear 11 taking its place, and instead of registering the number of receipts issued it registers the charges to any particular customer.
Referring now to the dollar-scale d, it will be observed that a pointer ac, mounted on a shaft y, is adapted to indicate dollars on the scale from l to 9, inclusive. As this pointer is moved to indicate any particular numbersay the number 5 the shaft yis rotated, as also the segment-gear a, mounted on the lower end of said shaft. This latter gear meshes with a bevel-gear I), carried at one end of a rotatable shaft 0, which is mounted in suitable bearings cl. The opposite end of this shaft also carries a bevel-gear e, which meshes with a bevel-gearf,carried by a sleeve g, mounted upon ashaft IL. The sleeve 9 also carries a gear 11', which meshes with a pinion 7", mounted on a stud 71;. This latter pinion carries a bevel-gear l, which meshes with a similar gear m, mounted on one end of a shaft 0. Upon the opposite end of this shaft is mounted another bevel-gear p, meshing with a similar gear q, carried at the inner end of a shaft r, which extends through the side plate K. The shaft r also carries a bevelgear at its outer end 8, meshing with a similar gear 15' on a register-shaft u. The relation between these several gears is such that when the indicator or pointer X is pointing to any figure the register-shaft has been operated so that that number is registered. Inasmuch as the pointer X points to dollars merely, register 2) registers dollars one if the indicator is pointing to the numeral 1 on the scale and nine if the indicator is pointing to the numeral 9 on the scale. In order to register money of larger denomination and also to print a receipt for larger sums, the scale 2 runs from 10 to 100 by additions of ten. Should the pointer w, mounted on the shaft 33, be turned so as to indicate the numeral 10, the shaft is partially rotated, since the pointer is fast thereon. This movement of the shaft rotates the segment y, carried at the lower end of said shaft. Such segment engages with a bevel-gear a", mounted on a shaft 2, which also carries a bevel-gear 3, which meshes with a bevel-gear 4, carried by a sleeve 5. This sleeve extends through the side plate J and carries at its outer end a bevel-gear 6, which meshes with a similar gear 7, carried at the upper end of the shaft 8. This shaft is mounted in suitable bearings 9, secured to the side plate J. Upon the lower end of this shaft is mounted a bevel-gear 10', which meshes with a bevel-gear 11, carried by a register-shaft 12, which operates a register 13'. The relation between these several gears is such that as the pointer 00 is turned.
to indicate the numeral 10 the register registers such numeral. The sleeve 5 also carries a gear 14, which meshes with a gear 15, carried by a printing-roll 16. This printingroll carries printing characters representing dollars from ten to one hundred in denominations to correspond with the numerals on the scale e.' The relation of the gears 14. and 15 to each other is such that when the indicator to is turned to indicate any particular number the printing-roll 16 will be turned to such a position that the numeral indicated will be in printing position.
Referring again to the gear-wheel Z, it will be observed from Figs. 15 and 16 particularly .that it enga es with a "ear 17 mounted on the end of a printing-roll 18, the relation between the two gears being such that as the indicator w is turned to indicate any numeral a corresponding numeral on the printing-roll 18 will be thrown into printing position. Thus with this organization we are enabled to print upon a ticket strip or roll the amount of money received from a customer, so that as the ticket-strip is issued from the machine by means of the issuingrolls 5 and 6 it will have stamped thereon the amount of money received, thus constituting a receipt. The time-printing mechanism and the means for operating it being the same in this modified form as in the form previously described a further description of the same will be unnecessary.
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We make no claim in the present application to the particular printing mechanism as such herein set forth.
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 frame structure, of printing characters supported thereby, means for inking said printing characters, a spool for supporting and delivering a ticket strip or roll, means for impressing said strip upon said printing characters, means for feeding forward said paper strip after printing, hand-operated actuating mechanism for the inking, impression and feeding devices, and an independent locking device for automatically locking said handoperated actuating mechanism after each complete movement thereof, substantially as described.
2. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a frame structure, of printing mechanism supported thereby, an inking-roll for inking said printing mechanism, an impressionroll, a spool for holding and delivering a ticket strip or roll, feeding mechanism for said strip, a hand-operated actuating device, and means connected with said device for first operating the inking-roll while the impression-roll is stationary and then operating the impressionroll while the inking-roll is stationary, substantially as described.
3. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a frame structure, of printing mechanismmounted therein and comprising fareprinting characters, a fare-indicator, means for interconnecting said fare-indicator and said fare-printing mechanism, means for operating said fare-indicator and fare-printing mechanism simultaneously, means for inking said printing mechanism, means for supporting and delivering a ticket-strip, means for ,impressing said ticket-strip upon said printing mechanism after the latter is inked, an operating-crank, and means connecting said crank with said inking mechanism and with said impression means for operating said inking mechanism at one time and said printing means at another time, substantially as described.
4. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form mounted therein, a fare-printing wheel extending through said form with its characters in printing position, a fare-indicator, means for connecting said indicator with said fareprinting wheel and for simultaneously operating both indicator and wheel,means for inking said printing-form, means for supporting and delivering a ticket strip, impression means for impressing said strip against the form, an operating-shaft, means connecting said shaft with said inking and impression means for successively operating them,means for locking said shaft upon making a complete rotation, and other means for unlocking said shaft and for simultaneously returning said fare-indicator and fare-printing wheel to zero position before another operation of said shaft, substantially as described.
5. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form mounted therein, a fare-printing wheel projecting into printing position with said form, a fare-indicator, means for simultaneously operating said fare-indicator and said fareprinting wheel to indicate the proper fare and to turn the printing character thereof into printing position, an operating-shaft, a segment-gear connected therewith, inking mechanism adapted to be engaged by said segment, impression mechanism also adapted to be engaged by said segment, one at one time and the other at another time, whereby the inking means will first ink said printing characters and said impression means will subsequently act to impress a ticket-strip upon said characters, means for automatically locking said operating-shaft after each joint operation of the inking and impression means, and means to issue the printed portion of said ticket-strip before said operating-shaft is locked, substantially as described.
6. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form mounted therein and carrying printing characters, a fare printing wheel extending through said form into printing position, a fare-indicator, means for simultaneously operating said fare-printing wheel and fare-indieator, inking and impression means, an operating-shaft, a gear-segment and a lockingdisk connected therewith, means for connecting said inking means with said gear-segment, means for connecting said impression means with said gear-segment, said inking means being connected at one time and said impression means at another time, means for supporting and delivering a ticket-strip, issuing-rolls for feeding forward said strip, means for connecting said issuing-rolls with said gear-segment, whereby, when the impression means release the ticket-strip, said issuing-rolls will issue the printed portion of said strip, locking means for engaging with said looking-disk, means for locking said fare-indicator and said fare-printing wheel in indicating and printing position, and releasing means for simultaneously freeing said fare-indicator and said locking-disk, whereby the said fareindicator and fare-printing wheel will be returned to zero position and the operatingshaft will be subsequently operated, substantially as described.
'7. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a supporting-frame, of a printing-form carried thereby, a fare-printing wheel extending through said form into printing position, a fare-indicator, means for interconnecting said fare-indicator and said fare-printing wheel, whereby when one is operated the other is likewise operated, means for operat-:
ing them into indicating and printing position, means for returning them to theirinitial rib or zero position, means for holding said indicator and wheel in indicating and printing position, an operating-shaft, an inking-roll, a gear-segment and locking-disk on said operating-shaft, means for connecting said gearsegment and inking-roll with each other for operating said inking-roll across the printingform, an impression-roll, means for connecting said gear-segment with said impressionroll, whereby said impression-roll is caused to press a ticket-strip against the printingform, issuing-rolls for feeding forward said ticket-stri p, mechanism connecting said gearsegment with said issuing-rolls, whereby, after said inking and impression rolls have been operated, said issuing-rolls are operated to feed forward the printed portion of the ticket-strip, means for locking said lockingdisk, a sliding bar, and means for operating said bar to release the fare-indicator-locking means and for also releasing the disk-locking means, substantially as described.
8. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form carried thereby, a station-printing roll and a fare-printing wheel, a fare-indicator, means for interconnecting said fare-indicator and said fare-printing wheel, a push-bar for operating said indicator and wheel into,indicating and printing position respectively, a register, means for connecting said push-bar with said register, whereby, when said indicator indicates a fare-number, said register registers such number, a locking-pawl for holding said indicator and fare-printing wheel in indicating and printing position, inking means, means for delivering and feeding a ticketstrip, impression means for impressing said strip against the form, means for successively operating said inking and impression means and said strip-feeding means, and means for releasing said locking-pawl after a ticket is printed, whereby said fare-indicator and said fare-printing wheel may be returned to zero position, substantially as described.
9. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a frame structure, of a printing-form, and dating-wheels, a fare-printing wheel and station-printing rolls cooperating therewith, means for rotating each of said station-printing rolls, whereby the station from which and that to which a passenger is traveling may be turned into printing position, means for operating the fare-printing wheel into printing position and for locking the same in such position, an inking-roll, means for moving said roll across the forn1,animpression-ro1l, means for moving said impression-roll across the form after the inking-roll is withdrawn, and means for releasing said fare-printing wheel and returning it to zero position, substantially as described.
10. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a frame structure mounted therein, a printing-form carried by said frame structure, station printing rolls rotatably mounted in said frame structure, means extending through said casing and engaging with said station-printing rolls for setting them, means for holding said rolls in set position, a fare-printing wheel extending through said form into printing position, a fare-indicator, means for interconnecting said indicator and fare-printing wheel, a push-bar, means for connecting said push-bar with said indicator and fare-printing wheel, whereby said indicator and wheel are turned into printing and indicating position, a pawl for bolding said indicator and fare-printing wheel in the position to which they are moved, inking means, impression means for impressing a ticket-strip against the form, and means for .issuing the printed portion of said strip from the machine, substantially as described.
11. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing havinga frame structure mounted therein, of a printing-form carried by said frame structure and provided with printing characters, a fare-printing wheel projecting throu h said form into printing position, a plurality of station-printing rolls located adjacent to said form and also projecting into printing position, knurled heads connected with said station-printing rolls for operating them from the outside of said casing, a fare- -indicator, a shaft extending from said fareindicator and provided with a ratchet-wheel and a bevel-pinion, a second shaft extending from said fare-printing wheel and provided with a bevel-pinion to mesh with that on the indicator-shaft, a push-bar extending through the easing into the frame structure and provided with a pivoted dog to engage the ratchetwheel on the indicator-shaft, whereby the indicator and fare-printing wheel may be simultaneously operated, a detent-pawl engaging said ratchet-wheel to prevent downward rotation thereof, means for releasing said dotent-pawl, means for returning said indicator and fareprinting wheel to zero when said pawl is released, and inking and impression means, substantially as described.
12. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing having indicating characters arranged in series on the exterior thereof, of a frame structure mounted in said casing, printing mechanism mounted in said frame structure, a pair of pointer-shafts operatively connected with said printing mechanism and provided with external pointers cooperating with the series of indicating characters, the portions of said printing mechanism connected with said pointer-shafts being provided with characters corresponding to those of the external series, inking and impression mechanism for impressing a ticket-strip against said printing mechanism, and means for issuing the printed portionof said strip from said machine, substantially as described.
13. In a ticket-machine, the combination, with a casing, of a frame structure mounted therein and provided with a printing-form and station-printing rolls, pointer-shafts extending through the casing and provided with
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