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PATENTED JULY 30, 1907.
H. B. MARTIN.
RECORD CONTROL FOR TIME REGORDERS.
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APPLIOATION FILED HA3. 5, 1906.
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- UNITED STATES HERBERT B. MARTIN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
RECORD CONTROL FOR TIME-RECORDERS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
ratenteo July 30, 1907.
Application filed March 5, 1906. Serial No. 304.411.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Hnnnnn'r B. MARTIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Record Control for Time-Recorders, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to mechanism for stamping, imprinting or otherwise registering upon a card, slip, or other desired record, the date, hour, or fraction thereof at which the said record was stamped or acted upon by the mechanism and more particularly it has relation to means for controlling and independently shifting, either a carriage bearing said card, or a time-actuated imprinting or time-registering mechanism relatively to each other, whereby the time registered by said mechanism will be placed in its proper place on said record card or slip so that the card or slip shall show, when completed, a complete record not only of the day, hour and fraction thereof said imprint upon said card was made, but also a record of the time elapsing between the making of any two of said records.
The object of this invention is therefore to provide mechanism of the above general character capable of doing this work, which shall be much less complicated than any other device now known, or in operation; which shall be independent of and not movable by any timeactuated mechanism, and yet which shall be automatic as far as the accuracy of such time registration is c011- cerncd; which shall not be open to certain objections incident to time recording devices now on the market; and which shall permit of keeping a more perfect record of the time consumed during a certain piece of work and of the time said work was started and completed.
My invention consists in means wherebyarecord card or slip or a time registering mechanism may be moved freely relatively to each other by hand and independently of any time-actuated mechanism in combination with means for preventing the registering of the time imprint in any but its proper place upon said time record.
While my invention may be applied to large number of widely differing time-recording devices, I have for illustration, embodied it in a time recorder using a card-record, of the variety shown in Figure 6 of Patent No. 810,370, to W. I. Follett, and I have shown a recorder having a set of timeactuated time-registering wheels, relatively fixed, and a sliding carriage adapted to receive and carry the card to the desired position above said wheels, together with a hammer stamp for imprinting the type on said card.
In the drawings,'Fig. 1 is a face view of a time recorder of the character referred to. Fig. 2 is a top view thereof with the casing partly broken away to show the mechanism thereunder. Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the casing the mechanism being in elevation, showing the position of the several parts before the impressing hammer is actuated. Fig. 4 is a vertical section of the same character, showing the hammer, as it is being actuated to make arecord.
Like letters designate like parts, and therein:2 designates a casing inclosing the clock work common to this class of devices, and 3 a casing or superstructure inclosing the mechanism for tripping the type hammer, and the carriage actuating mechanism. The superstructure 3 is not as deep from front to rear as the casing 2 and hence the upper face of the casing 2 in front of the super-stricture forms a table on which the card carriage 13 moves. The casing has an opening 2 on its top for the projection of the type bearing wheels f l 4. These printing wheels are mounted to rotate around a shaft 5 driven by any suitable clock work. The clock work mechanism is so common to time stamp devices that it is not shown. It may be of any character and driven in any suitable manner, but I have indicated in my drawings a combination of type wheels, comprising an hour wheel 4, a minute wheel 4 and a meridian wheel 4.
In ordinary time-records for keeping track of the time expended on work, fifteen minutes is the unit of measurement and for that reason, I have illustrated my mechanism as adapted to control a card or slip divided into fifteen minute spaces. In this case while other well known arrangements of gearing may be used, a convenient and simple form of gearing is that illustrated, wherein the shaft 5 and the gear wheel 5 mounted thereon rotate once an hour. Meshing with gear 5 is a pinion 6 which, being one-fourth the diameter of gear 5 rotates completely once every quarter of an hour. Turning with the pinion is a one-tooth gear Wheel 6 whose one-tooth engages with the teeth of a regulator 7 which I shall hereafter term the spacing platen. As will be hereafter explained the platen may be of any form desired but preferably both for the compactness of the mechanism and for the sake of getting an uninterrupted movement in one direction (the movement uninterrupted to the extent of not needing reversal) I preferably make this platen in the form of a disk rotating around a center. While the spacing platen or regulator may be designed for any length of time desired I have shown it as making the complete revolution in twenty four hours, and its circumference therefore has ninety-six teeth, or one tooth for every quarter of an hour. Hence with every revolution of the gear wheel 6 the spacing plate 7 turns one tooth.
Mounted on bearings 9 9 in the superstructure, and running from front to rear, is a rotatable shaft 8 which also has a sliding motion in an axial line into and out of the casing, as will be further explained. To accommodate this lengthwise shifting of the shaft 8, I provide the rear bearing 9 with an extended hub sufficient to allow the shaft to be drawn outward to the extent needed to move the carriage 13 laterally from one side to the other across the top of the case 2. To that end there is mounted on the forward end of the shaft 8 just inside the front wall. 3 of the superstructure a gear wheel 10. The gear is splined on the shaft 8 or otherwise mounted thereon, so that while the shaft may slide therethrough, a rotation of the shaft will rotate the gear 10 with it. The gear 10 I have shown as meshing with a pinion 10, (Fig. 1) which in turn meshes with a spur gear 11 whose shaft carries a gear 11, whose teeth intermesh with the teeth of a rack 12. This rack is carried on the rear edge of a movable carriage 13, which rests on and move across the top of the lower casing 2 in front of the superstructure. In order to accommodate the carriage 13, I cut away the lower portion of the front 3 of the superstructure and through the slot thus formed the carriage projects sufficiently so that its rack 12 shall engage with the gear 11. Tohold the carriage steady in its longitudinal movement, I groove its under face, and provide in the top of easing 2 antifri'ction rollers 2 which project into said track-groove. These support the rear of the carriage and at the same time guide its movement, the lower edge of the front wall 3 preventing the carriage from rising off the rollers 2. Of course, the relative positions of roller and groove may be transposed with the same effect.
As far as described, I have shown mechanisms whereby any rotation of the shaft 8 in either direction will act to shift the carriage 13, in one direction or the other across the top of the casing 2, above the type wheels 4 4 4. To turn the shaft 8 I provide a pivoted controlling lever 16. This is pivoted at its middle to lugs 17 of an arm 17 which at its inner end is formed into a sleeve 17 which surrounds the outer end of shaft 8. The shaft 8 projects beyond this sleeve and fits into the bifurcated head 16 of the control lever 16, as shown in Fig. 1. This head is slotted at its sides for the reception of a laterally projecting pin 8 on the end of shaft 8.
At its outer end the control lever 16 carries a handle 16 and a finger 16 which projects inwardly through a semi-circular slot or seat 3 against the face of the regulator or spacing platen 7 to be hereafter described,-
in the front of the superstructure 3.
Through the spacing platen 7, in concentric alinement with the slot 3, is a slit or opening 7, through which the finger 16 is adapted to pass when it and the slit 7 are in register, as shown in Fig. 4. When the finger 16 and the disk slit 7 are not in register the end of the finger strikes the solid portion of the platen 7 and the finger cannot be pushed inward. Hence the lower end of the control lever cannot be pulled outward. When the slot 7 and the finger are in register then the finger may be pushed inward to its full extent, pulling out the lower end of the lever 16, as shown in Fig. 4 and pulling out the shaft 8. The effect of this is to trip a printing hammer, by means of mechanism now to be described.
Fast on the shaft Sis a plate 18, which in consequence, moves forward or back, as the shaft is pulled out or forced in. Pivoted at its middle in a bearing projecting from the rear wall of the superstructure is a lever 19 (shown in dotted lines Figs. 1 and 2.) the inner end of which is held against the face of the plate 18 by means of a spring 19. The outer end of said lever 19 engages with a sliding latch bar 20, which projects out through a slot 3 in the front 3 of the casing 3, somewhat above the rack 12. This latch bar is preferably located at one end of the casing as shown. At its end, the latch bar is provided with a downwardly projecting tooth or catch 20 having a downwardly and inwardly beveled face.
A rock shaft 21 is supported in lugs 21 along the lower edge of the front 3, just above the carriage 13. Fast on the rock shaft is an upwardly projecting tooth 22 having a beveled inner face; this tooth engages with the tooth 20 when the parts are in the position shown in Fig. 3. An elastic stop, as the spring 23, projecting laterally from the adjacent bearing 21, prevents the tooth 22 from moving too far forward.
At the center of the rock shaft 21 is mounted a hammer 24, having the platen 24. This hammer and platen are such as are commonly found in time-recorders and stamps. Its platen comes immediately over the type wheels of the time-registering stamp. coiled around the rock shaft 21. One end of this spring adjacent to the end of the shaft is held from movement. The other end may be attached or bears on the hammer 24. The action of the spring is to force the hammer down into the position shown in Fig. 3, the raising of the hammer being against its force.
To return now to the carriage 13. This is provided with two upright end flanges or card guides 13 and a rear flange or card stop 13, against which the rear edge of a time card 14 abuts when the card is inserted in the carriage, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. 13 designates a longitudinal slot cut through the carriage in alinement with the type wheels 4 4 4. In and along this slot passes the printing ribbon 15 usually found in these devices, it being wound on suitable rolls 15 either on the carriage itself or, as I have shown it, on the ends of the casing 2.
The operation of the hammer actuating devices heretofore described is as follows: When the finger 16 is forced inward to its full extent, the shaft 8 is pulled out. This pulls forward the plate 18, which being circular, engages with the lever 19, in whatever rotational position the plate may be. When the plate 18 runs forward, the lever 19 pulls back the latch bar 20, whose tooth 20 engages with the tooth 22 of the rocking shaft 21. This turns the rock shaft and raises hammer 24 against the force of spring 24 as shown in Fig. 4. The hammer is raised until the teeth 20 22 escape each other, when the spring 24 forces the hammer down and the platen 24 against the card 14 which is thus forced down on the ribbon 15 and type wheels 4 4 4 registering the time the blow was struck on the lower face of the card. Immediately the blow is struck the spring stop 23 raises the hammer to its normal position. The tooth 20 of the latch bar 20 is now back of the tooth 22. When the handle 16 and finger 16 are released, the spring 19 acts to draw back the lever 19 plate 18 and the shaft 8, thus bringing the control lever 16 to its normal position, as in Fig. 3. The retraction of spring 19 throws forward the outer end of lever 19, which forces out the latch bar 20. This bar has freedom of vertical movement at its outer end and its tooth rides up over the inclined face of the tooth 22, until it has passed said tooth when the bar drops to the position A spring 24 is shown in Fig. 3. It is obvious that the retractile spring 19 might be located at any other place and that it might act on other portions of the rrrechanisrrr than the lever 19. i
The general operation of nry carriage control will be now described. The slot 3 being in the arc of a circle whose center is shaft 8, the controlling lever 16, when in the position shown in Fig. 3, with the linger out; of the slit 7 is independent of the disk 7 and has freedom of movement concentrically about the center of shaft 8. Any such movement of the control lever rotates the shaft 8 which through the gears 10, ll, 11, and the rack bar 12, moves the carriage l 3 longitudinally across the top of easing 2. It will be thus seen that a time-record or card 1 1', placed in the carriage, may have any portion of its face lying above the slot 13 brought above the time-registering wheels. Referring now to Fig. 1, it will be seen that with the arrangement of gear wheels described, the carriage moves reversely to the control lever 16 and that with the gear ratios shown, when the control lever is at its lowest position on the left hand side, the carriage will be at its furthest point of travel on the right hand, that when the control lever is vertical, the carriage will be in its central position, and that when the control lever is thrown to the extremity of its arc of movement on the right hand, the carriage will be at its extreme point of travel on the left hand.
Broadly considered, this regulator consists of a platen of any shape so connected to the time actuated gears that it will move. in one direction either steadily, O1 intermittently with a step by stop motion, which shall correspond with the time indicated by the time registering type wheels. On this platen is a seat or other means for engaging with the finger of the carriage control, lever, which shall make it impossible to actuate the lever to trip the hammer 24 unless the linger of the control lever and the engaging means on the platen are in engagement, it being understood, however, that the finger is normally out of engagement with the regulating platen and only placed in engagement therewith when it is desired to operate the tripping mechanism. While the platen might be made in various forms, I preferably rnake it in the form of a disk such as I have shown it at 7, rotatable about the shaft 8. With a disk fornr of regulator, motion in one direction may be continuous without the necessity of reversing and furthermore the disk form allows of the mechanism being made more compact and of a better shape being given to the superstructure. The registering means which I prefer to use, as being the simplest, consists of a seat formed by slit or opening in the platen into which the linger of the control lever may project.
It is important to again call attention to the fact that when the control lever is in its normal position, that shown in Fig. 3, it is independently movable concentrically, that the carriage therefore may be moved freely from one end of its track to the other without let or hindrance, and without in any way disturbing or affecting, or being affected by the time actuated mechanism and the regulating or spacing platen 7. The carriage is therefore freely shiftable by hand and is not shifted by any time actuated mechanism as is the case in certain forms of recorders. The lever 16 and the gears which connect it to the carriage therefore form a handshift as freely operable as if the carriage were shifted by the direct application of the hand. It may be pointed out incidentally that the gearing between shaft 8 and the carriage of is such a simple character that it is not easily broken nor gotten out of order, no matter how much the control lever 16 may be oscillated.
In many time recorders there is a carriage freely movable by hand and indepcndcnt of the time-registering mcchanism. but these are open to certain objections, the main one being that the employee recording his time, through ignorance or carelessness. is liable to rtgistcr the time on the wrong place on the card, by moving the carriage too much or too little, or not at all. It is to make it impossible to thus nus-register, while leaving the carriage shiftable by hand, that I have provideda regulator or spacing platen 7. This platen, as before explained, moves a certain angular distance, at certain predetermined fractions of an hour, as every fifteen nrinutx The slit 7 llltIS-IIIOVt s along the semicircular opening in the face of casing 3 with a step by step motion. Its position thus corrt sponds with the position of a clock hand, about the center of rotation.
The platen disk is freely rotatable on the shaft 8 and entirely independent thereof and is geared with the type wheel shaft or with any other time actuated shaft in any desired manner. As a simple means of controlling the regulator platen I use the set of gears which have been before described whereby the platen is retated from the time actuated mechanism every fifteen minutes, but I may use any other mechanism for controlling and it is understood that the phrase time controlled is used by me throughout the claims as intended to cover any form of mechanism which will act to move the regulator acertain definite amount during a certain definite time.
Now, inordcr to operate the hammeractuating mechanism and to register the time on a time-card, it is necessary to press in the handle 16 of the control lever and pull out shaft 8 to its full extent. This can not be done when the finger 16 strikes the platen 7 and can only be done when it enters the slit 7. In consc quence in order to register the time on the card 14, it is nec ssary to turn the control lever around until its linger can enter the slit 7 and thus the carriage is moved by the employee correspondingly along its track to its exact position required to bring the proper space on the card above the type wheel.
As will be seen from Fig. l, I have provided two slits 7. This would not be necessary were the face of the spacing platen entirely exposed, so that the slit 7 would be visible at all hours of the day and night. It is desirable, however, to cover the mechanism as much as possible to prevent any tampering therewith, and therefore I form the front of the superstructure with the semicircular slot 3. Under these conditions if only one slit 7 were used, the slit would pass behind the front of the superstructure and remain behind it during a portion of the twentyfour hours. I therefore provide two slits 7 located diametrically opposite to each other and thus when one slit is obscured behind the casing, as at night, the other is moving along the slot; 3.
If the slot 3 extended but 180 degrees, there would be one period of fifteen minut(s when both regulating slits would be obscured, or partly so,one of them not having entirely risen, the other not having entirely sunk. To avoid this I extend the slot 3 belowthe center of rotation as shown in Fig. 1. By this means, when one slit 7 passes behind the face of the casing, the other has been carried considerably above the end of the slot, as shown in Fig. 1.
While I have shown and described an embodiment of my invention which I believe to be the best for practical purposes, yet it is to be understood that there are many other forms in which it may be embodied without departing from the spirit of my invention.
The two elements of my invention are a card holder so independently movable that an operator may bring any one of the various space of a card or other record in front of a time registering mechanism, in combination with a time actuated space, regulating means normally independent of the carriage with which the carriage must be engaged in order to actuate the time registering mechanism, and while I have shown a disk-like regulator or platen as being the best form of regulator, I do not wish to be limited to that form, or to the movement of the positive regulator in a circular direction, or its continuous movement in one direction, nor to the means whereby the regulator may be moved along its path of travel, as these are details that may be widely varied.
The advantages 'of my invention over what has gone before are many. Recorders having carriages c011- nected to and moved by clock work, are very liable to get out of order for the reason that the employees using such recorders have neither time nor inclination to be careful and they handle the machines very roughly. The use of springs, weights, or motors for moving the carriage along its track is disadvantageous also in that they require to be Wound up and also require either reversing mechanism to carry them back to their starting point or to be shifted back by hand. It may be also said that clock work heavy enough to move a carriage such as 13 is expensive, and enhances the cost of time-recorders.
Where hand shifts for moving the carriage are used, the workman has to be very careful in registering or else the time will be registered in the wrong space. This is not of so much moment when the elapsed time so shown on the record is afterwards computed arithmetically, but it is of great moment where record-cards are used in combination with a time and wage scale, as contemplated by me, for in this case an error in placing the time-figures in their proper place on the card prevents the proper computation.
By the use of my machine together with certain time cards and scales of my devising, a complete record may be had, not only of the hours of entering and leaving the place of business, but of the time elapsed during the various jobs,and from such a record not only may the employees wages be quickly figured, but the cost of any practical work may be kept.
The labor required to turn the lever 1.6 to its registry position is small at the most, but ordinarily when a number of employees are registering within the same time space, as for instance on going in in the morning or when leaving at night, the lever 16 will remain at the same point and as during that fifteen minutes the space regulator 7 will remain at the same point, there will be no need of moving the lever. Only the first man in will have to turn the lever, from its last position to its first. After that a very slight movement of the lever will sul'fice. In order to prevent the control lever 16 from turning from a higher to a lower position by its own weight, I design that the arm 17 and its sleeve 17 shall fit snugly against the front 3 so as to hold the lever by friction in any position in which it may be placed. 7
It may be also pointed out, that a recorder of this character, not only gives a record on the time card of the unit of time (which is used in making payrolls and cost keeping) but the time-wheels register the exact moment when the stamp was impressed. When this is not necessary, however, it is obvious that any index mark (as an arrowhead) could be used and imprinted on the time record in the proper space, when the card itself would show the particular time unit or space within which the time mark was made. In this last case no time actuated type wheels need be used, the type for imprinting the index mark would be stationary and the space regulator be run from the shaft of an ordi nary clock instead of from the shaft of the time stamp wheels.
While I have shown my invention as applied to a certain type of time recorder, I wish it understood that its principle may be equally well applied to recorders of other-and widely varying types, using a spaced card, or other record, or where the time-stamp must be im pressed on a certain portion of a record. While designed primarily for recording the time of employees, my invention may be also used in any circumstance where elapsed time is to be registered, as in the hiring of machines by the hour or fraction or in the payment of time tolls.
Having described my invention what 1 claim is:
1. In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a freely movable hand shifted record holder; and a time controlled regulator for controlling the amount of shift of said holder with relation to the time mark stamp, said regulator having a seat movable in one direction in a continuous closed path from any certain point of beginning through the cycle of its movement back to the same point in continuous correspondence at every point with the lapse of time during a certain period, said regulator being independent of and normally disconnected from said record holder and being operated by clockwork to change its position to compel the said record holder to be shifted in accordance therewith before the time stamp can he operated.
2, In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a record holder freely shiftable by hand to bring various portions thereof in proper relation to the time mark; a stamp actuating handle connected to said holder; a time controlled regulator bodily movable in one direction, to regulate the amount of shift of said holder; and a seat on said regulator with which the stamp actuating handle must engage before it can actuate said stamp, said seat being carried by the movement of the regulator in one direction in a continuous closed path from any certain point of beginning back to the same point in correspondence with variations in time during a certain period, said regulating means being independent of and normally disconnected from said record holder and being operated by clockwork to change its position to compel the said record holder to be shifted in accordance therewith before the time stamp can be operated.
5.). In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a record holder freely shiftable by hand to bring various portions thereof in proper relation to the time mark; a stamp-actuating handle connected to said holder; a time controlled, bodily regulator independent of the said record holder and carrying with it a stop engaging the said han- 'dle for regulating the amount of shift of said holder; and means whereby the time stamp may be actuated only when said handle is engaged with said regulator stop, substantially as described.
-l. In a time recording apparatus, a time printing device and a card holder each movable relatively to the other, said card holder carrying a card having a number of line spaces corresponding to certain units of time, in combination with means for moving the card holder, and a movable time-controlled regulating plate; said plate being provided with means to stop the holder in dilferent places to present different unit spaces to the printing point substantially as described.
In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp, a freely movable hand shifted record holder, and a time controlled, bodily movable regulator plate for regulating the amotlnt of shift of said holder in relation to the time mark stamp. said regulating plate being independent of and normally disconnected from said record holder, sub stantially as described.
(3. in a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a record holder, freely shiftable by hand to bring various portions thereof in proper relation to the time stamp; a stalnp-actualiing handle connected to and adapted to shift said holder freely as before stated; a time-controlled mow ing space regulator independent of and disconnected from said holder or its handle: a seat on said regulator for reg ulaling the amount of shift of said holder; and means whereby the time stamp may be actuated only when said stamp actuating handle is engaged with the said regulator seat, substantially as described.
7. In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a record holder. freely shiftable by hand to bring various portions thereof in proper relation to the time stamp; a stamp-actl.ating and holder shifting handle connected to and adapted to shift said holder freely as before stated; a time-controlled moving space regulator independent of and (ilSCOl'lllBCtrd from said holder or its handle; a seat carried by said regulator for regulating the amount of shift of said holder: and means whereby the time stamp may be actuated only when said stamp actuating and holder shifting handle is engaged with the said regulator seat, substantially as described.
8. In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a freely shift-able record holder; a holder shifting and time-stamp actuating handle, connected to and adapted to shift said holder by hand to bring various portions thereof in proper relation to the time mark stamp; stamp imprint ing mechanism, adapted to be put in operation by the stamp actuating handle of tln record holder; a time controlled moving regulator independent of and disconnected from the holder or its handle, and interposed between the handle and the stamp imprinting mechanism; a seal: carried by said regulator; and means whereby the stamp imprinting mechanism may be operated only when said stop and the holder shifting and stamp actuating handle are brought into registry, substantially as described.
5). In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a record holder shiftable to bring various portions of the record into proper relation with the stamp; and a handle for both shifting said holder and operating said time mark stamp, and a time controlled bodily movable regulator normally preventing the full movement of said handle, said regulator being provided with a seat for allowing the full movement of said handle substantially as described.
10v In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a freely shil'table record holder; a holder shifting and time stamp actuating handle connected to and adapted to shift said holder by hand to bring various portions thereof in proper relation to the time mark stamp; a stamp imprinting mechanism adapted to be put in operation by the stamp actuating handle of the record holder; a time, controlled, bodily moving regulator disk inde pendent of and disconnected from the holder or its handle, said disk being interposed between the said handle and the stamp imprinting mechanism; a seat on said regulator; and means whereby the stamp imprinting regulator may be operated only when said stop and the holder-shifting and stamp-actuating handle are brought into engagement.
11. In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a freely shiftablo record holder; a holder-shifting and time-stamp actuating handle having a linger projecting inward therefrom. said handle being connected to and adapted to shift said holder by hand to bring various portions thereof in proper relation to the time mark slamp: a stamp imprinting mechanism adapted to be put in operation by the stamp-actuating handle and record holder: a lime-controlled moving regulator independent of and disconnected from said holder or its handle, said regulator ieing provided with an opening through it in alinement with the handle linger; and said handle finger being adapted to pass through said opening and thereby allow the handle to operate the operating mechanism.
12. In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a freely shiftiable record holder; a holder shifting and time slampnetuating handle connected to and adapted to freely shift said holder by hand to bring various portions oi. it in proper relation to the time mark stamp; a linger on said handle projt ting inwardly; a stamp imprinting mechanism; an operating plate connected to said stamp imprinting mechanism for operating the same by pressure upon it; and a timecontrolled moving regulator d1scon nccted from the holder or its handle and interposed between the handle and the stamp imprinting mechanism, said regulator having an opening through it, through which the handle linger is adapted to pass when the linger of the band shifting and stamp-actuating handle is brought into registry with the said opening; and mechanism be tween the said handle and the operating plate whereby the latter is forced against the stamp imprinting mechanism when the said linger enters l'he said regulator opening:
13. In a time recording apparatus. a time mark stamp; a record-holder l'reely shiftable in a horizontal plane along the track; a holder-shitting and time stamp actuating handle: gearing between the said handle and the record holder whereby the holder may be freely shifted by hand in either direction upon the said track to bring various portions of it in proper relation to the time mark stamp: an inwardly projecting finger on said handle: a stamp imprinting mechanism; an operating plate con nected to said stamp imprinting mechanism operating the same by pressure against it; a time-controlled moving regulator disconnected from the holder or its handle and interposed between the handle and the stamp imprinting mechanism. said regulator having an opening through it. through which the handle linger is adapted to pass when the linger oi the hand shifting and stamp-actuating handle is brought into registry with the said opening; and mechanism between the said handle and the operating plate whereby the latter is forced against the slamp imprint ing mechanism when the said finger enters the said regir lator opening.
14, In a time recording apparatus, a time mark slamp; a freely shiftable record holder; a holder-shifting and time stamp actuating handle having a linger projecting inward therefrom. said handle being connected to and adapted to shift said holder by hand to bring various portions thereof in proper relation to the time mark stamp; a main shaft on which said handle is rotatably mounted; means whereby the main shaft may be shifted axially by said handle; an operating plate fast on said shaft and adapted to move longitudinally therewith; stamp imprinting mechanism adapted to be operated by the movement of the said shaft and operating plate; a time controlled moving regulator disk independent of and disconnected from said holder or its handle, and mounted to rotate around said shaft and having a slit through it in alinement with the said handle linger through which said linger is adapted to pass to allow oi the longitudinal movement of the main shaft and movement of the stamp imprinting operating plate.
171. In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a freely shiltable record holder a holder-shifting and time stamp actuating handle having a linger projecting inward therefrom; a main shaft; a radial arm on said main shaft to which the said handle is pivoted at its center; gearing between the main shaft and the record holder whereby the holder may be shifted freely by hand in either direction to bring various portions of it in proper relation to the time mark stamp; a stamp-imprinting operating plate fast on the main shaft and adapted to move longi ludinally therewith; a stamp imprinting mechanism; connections between the stamp-imprinting mechanism and the operating plate whereby the former may be operated by the movement of the said plate and a time-controlled moving regulator disk freely movable around and on said shaft and independent of and disconnected from said holder, said regulator being provided with an opening through it in alinement with the handle finger through which the said finger is adapted to pass to allow the pivotal movement of the handle on its pivot, and the longitudinal moving of the said main shaft.
10. In a time recording apparatus, a lower casing in closing a time stamp actuating means: time stamp wheels projecting into longitudinal slot in the top of said casing; a superstructure on said lower casing; a record carriage movable longitudinally along the top of the lower casing in front of said superstructure; a revoluble, longitudinally shiftable main shaft passing through said superstructure and projecting through the front thereof; a gear mounted on the main shaft; a rack mounted on said carriage; intermediate gears between said gear and rack whereby the carriage may be moved by the rotation of the said shaft; a stamp hammer mounted in front of said superstructure and above the said carriage in position so that its face will strike above the type wheels; a slide bar for raising said hammer and a spring for lowering the same; connections between the slide bar and the main shaft whereby a longitudinal rearward movement of said shaft; will act to raise and trip said hammer; a regulator disk rotatable freely and independently about the said main shaft as a center; said disk being provided with an opening through its face; a gear engaging with said regulator disk for giving it intermittent rotary movement; mechanism for driving said last named gear by the time stamp wheel actuating mechanism; an arm carried by the said main shaft and projecting radially therefrom; a control leve' pivoted at its middle at the end of said arm; a connection between the inner end of the control lever and the main shaft to permit the rocking of said control lever; a handle on the other end of said control lever and a finger projecting inward from said lever and adapted to pass into the opening of the regulator disk when the finger and said opening are in alinementv 17. In a time recording apparatus, a lower casing in closing a time stamp actuating means; time stamp wheels projecting into the longitudinal slot in the top of said casing; a superstructure on said lower casing, having a semi ircular slot in its front; a record carriage movable longitudinally along the top of the lower casing in front of said superstructure; a revoluble longitudinally shiftable main shaft passing through said superstructure and projecting out of the front thereof; a gear mounted on the main shaft; a rack mounted on said carriage intermediate gears between said gear and rack whereby the carriage may be moved by the rotation of the said shaft; a stamp hammer mounted in front of said superstructure and above the said carriage in position so that its face will strike above the type wheels a slide bar for raising said hammer and a spring for lowering the same; connections between the slide bar and the main shaft whereby a longitudinal rearward movement of said shaft will act to raise and trip said hammer; a regulator disk rotatable freely and independently about the said main shaft as a center, said disk being provided with two diametrically opposite openings adapted to move into alinement with the said semicircular slot in the front of the superstructure; a gear en gaging with the said regulator disk for giving it intermittent rotary movement; mechanism for driving said last named gear by the time stamp wheel actuating mechanism; an arm carried by the said main shaft and projects ing radially therefrom; a control lever pivoted at its middle at the end of said arm; a connection between the inner end of the control lever and the main shaft to permit the rocking of said control lever; a handle on the other end of said control lever and a finger projecting inward from said lever and adapted to enter into either one of the two openings in the said regulator disk when the finger and an opening are in alinement.
18. In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a freely movable hand-shifted record holder; a stamp actuating handle connected to said holder to shift the same; a time controlled. rotatable regulator movable in a circular path for regulating the amount of shift of said holder with relation to the time mark stamp, said regulator being independent of and normally disconnected from said record holder. said plate carrying a seat for engaging said handle; and means whereby the time stamp may be actuated only when said handle is engaged with said stop.
19. In a time recording apparatus, a time mark stamp; a freely movable hand shifted record holder; a stamp actuating handle connected to said holder to shift the same; a time controlled, rotatable regulating plate for regulating the amount of shift of said holder with relation to the time mark stamp, said regulating plate being independent of and normally disconnected from said record holder, said plate carrying a seat moved thereby to various positions for engaging said handle; and means whereby the time stamp may be actuated only when said handle is engaged with said stop,
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 26th day of February 1006.
HERBERT B. MARTIN.
Witnesses Fnnnnmc BEDRIGHI, Gnonon Canvnn'r.
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