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USRE7120E US RE7120 E USRE7120 E US RE7120E
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I 2Sheets'Sheet1. F. BLACKBURNfi G. W'LWOODSIDE.
Reissued May 16, 1876.
zj wwnifar fiwaa flM/M some, this c Sims AFB GEUhGE W. NSQDSIDE, 0F PHILADELPHIA,
ilpccifioation forming purl; of Letters Patent No. 190,715, dated March 15, 1870 autodated February 28, 18W; reissue li'o. fi' lfl detail May 16, 1876; application filed March 28, 1876.
Too-i5 whom it may concern:
c it known that we, FREnEmc-K BLAGK icons and Gnozecn W. Woonsrnn, of Phihr dolphin, Pennsylvania, have invented an Improved Fareliegister; and we do hereby declsrc tho fciiowiog to be a full, clear, and exact description of the some.
Our invention consists of n box or case arranged to be carried the conductor, or to permanently stiscncd to any accessible portion of or other said by: containing iniicpsndont registering devices, so cons .cied and comhincd with other mechanism the registering of each fame shali he nccoinpanicii by the sounding of an alarm or alarms, anti thus efl'ect in one conapnct machines complete check upon con doctors by compeliing them tosound an alarm aseach fare is-rccci.'cd,to prevent the soundmg of an aiorrn without registering, anti to reward each fans recsi'veil, so that the total amount or" each class may be read off at any subsequent time.
In order to sizable others to make and use our invention, we wiii now proceed to describe its construction and operation, referencs being bad to the accompanying drawing, which forms a fart of this specification, and in which-'- I Figure 1 in a side view of our improved faremcgistcr, with its case in section; Fig. 2,
the same with. some of tho parts in a differont position; Fig. 3, transverse seetionei View on the lino 1 2, Fig. 1; verso section on the line 3 4. Fig. 1, showing 4, a transthe parts separated from each other; Fig. 5, a transverse section on the lino 5 6, Fig. 1, with the parts also separator Figs. 6 amlf], perspective views of the rsgistering-iiisk, and of the panic and icvcrs for operating the some Fig. 8, n. pinn View of part of Fig. 6; and l ig. 9, n dots-shed View, illustrating a portion ofonr invention.
Similar letters rci er to similar parts til roughout the several views.
.The ones the instrument consists of a light wooden nu hon, A, hnvingshinged lid, B, and s chic inch, 0, icrsccnring the use or hos iming'provi-iicii. with public vehicle, the
a belt or straps, so that it can be conveniently carried by the conductor; or it may be arranged for permanent attachment to any accessible portion oftbe car.
Within this box, and close to one side of the same,is secureda vertical piste, D, and to the latter is attached a bell, E, and thcpins a, and a, upon which the rcgistcringwlisks are arranged to freely turn-'-th1oe of the said disks, F, F, and F being hung to the pin a, and two, marked G and G, to the pin a. {in tho peripheries of each oflthese disks, and. extending entirely around the some, are cut notches i), of which there are ten for each disk, tlie'spacos between tho notchesbeing marked with numbers runniugirom 0 to 9, inclusive. (See Figs. 6 and 7.)
To the pivot a (in frontof the disks i is hung aicvei', H, the lower arm of which pro jects through an opening in ills bottom. of tho case, and is formed into a trigger, G, which is protected by asuitable guard, d, and to tho upper forked arm of the said lover is hung at pawl, I, whicliengnges with the notches oi'thc .disks and is retained in the same hv as .vrin
6, also attuched'to the lever.
it will be observed, on referring to Figs. 6 and 8, that the pawl i has three points, g, g, and g olrliii'ercnt lengths, and that tl'icdisks F and F have each a. single notch, E of grcsterdopth than thc'rcuutining notches ,1) the object of which arrangement will be i'uli', described hereafter] The lever ii is rutninccl in the position shown in Fig. l. by u. coiled spring, ft. marl the disks are prevented from tu ning in any ilircction, except. that indicated by the arrow, by pnwls i, which enter the notches b, another springpowl, i, also engaging with one of the notches of the outermost disk 1 for a purpose hcrcai" t'er explained.
The disk F is provided with a numhcrof prqiecting'pins, 1 one for each notch b,tl1csc pins being arranged to strike and turn a il-0llcrook lav-c2, K, which is hung to a projection on the plate I), and is actuated by a spring, la, and furnished with a hammer, K, with which the bell is struck. 'lho disks G- and G, at the opposite side of tho instrument, arc in like manner operated by a lever, H, similar to the lever B, furnished with a double-pointed pawl. l, and terminating at its lower end in a trigger, c, which projects through the bottom of the box.
The pins 20 of the disk G are arranged to strike atripping'point, m of the lever L, the short arm of which, m in turning, bears upon and depresses an arm, m, which is hung to a projection of the plate 1), and which is connected, by a rod or wire, m, to a spring-striker, P, placed close beneath the bell. (See Fig. 9.)
The lever L has also a hook-like projection, n, which engages with the hooked end a of a lever, B, thelatter turning upon the point q, and being furnished with a hammer, P, which, owing to the action of a spring, 7', is arranged to strike the bell when the lever is released.
A hook, s, at the extremity of the long arm of the lever L, is, under the circumstances de scribed hereafter, arranged to be caught and held by a projecting pin, t, on the side oflhe lever B.
The object of the abovedescribed instrument is to provide a check upon conductors of cars and other public vehicles by compelling them, as each fare is received, to register the same upon the disks, and to attract the attention of the passengers to the act of registering by sounding an alarm upon thebell E, one stroke of the hammer K indicating that a full fare has been registered upon the disks F, and two strokes in quick succession from the hammers P and P (which may difi'er in tone from the stroke of the hammer K) indicating the registering of a half-fare upon the disks G.
Passengers will soon become accustomed to and will expect to hear the alarm on paying their fares, and conductors will thus be obliged to register each as it is received, so that the proper olficer at the headquarters of the company can, at the end of the trip or of the days work, determine the exact amount of money received by the conductor.
The operation of the instrument is as follows: On the payment of each full fare the conductor draws the trigger a from its 'position in Fig. 1 to that shown in Fig. 2, this causing the pawl l to'turn the disk F in the direction of the arrow to the extent of one notch but the reninining disks, F and F remain stationary, as the shorter points gt g of the pawl pass over without entering their notches. In thus turning the disk F one of its pins or strikes and turns the bell-crank lever K and throws back the hammer K, as seen in Fig. 2, and on continuing the motion of the disk beyond this point the lever and its hammer will be released, the latter striking the bell and sounding the desired alarm.
It will be observed, on referring to Fig. 6, that the most elevated row of numbers taken across the disks is 3 0 0, which may be read as three hundred. The turning of the first disk F to the extent of one notch will increase this number to 301, and so on until the number 30'.) isreached, when the long point g of the pawl will drop into the deep notch I) of the disk F, enabling its shorter point g to drop into one of the notches of the disk F, so that at the next pulling of the trigger both disks will be turned to the extent of one notch, and the number 310 will be registered. In moving all of the disks as, for instance, in changTng from 399 to 400-the operation will be the same, both points g and 9 then dropping into the deep notches of their disks, in order to enable the shortest point 9' to turn the third disk to the desired extent. The spring-pa-wls i, as before mentioned, prevent a retrograde motion of the disks; and the pawl i, the point of which is intermediate between the teeth when the point of i is'in contact with a tooth, prevents the disk F from being turned to such an extent as to sound the alarm, and then be returned to its former position without registering a fare.
The sounding of a double alarm on registering half-fares upon the disks G and G iseffected as follows: (The method of registering is the same as upon the disks F, and will need no further description.) On turning the lever H in the direction of the arrow, and operating the disk G, one of the pins w of the latter will strike and turn the lever L, so that the hammer P will, through the devices described, be drawn back from the bell, as shown in Fig. 9. The lever B will at the same time he so operated by the book 11. of the lever L as to draw back its hammerP, aud'causc its hook s to pass over the pin t of the lever H. On continuing to move the latter in the direction of the arrow, the lever L will be released by the pin 10, and the first alarm will be struck by the hammer P. The lever B will also be released by the hooked projection n of the lever L, but will be instantly-caught by the pin it of the lever B, and not finally released until the latter is itself permitted to return to its former position, Fig. 1, when the second alarm will be sounded by the striker P.
We claim as our invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. The combination, in a farebox, of two independent registering mechanisms, for whole and half fares, and an alarm or alarms, which, on being sounded, distinguishes the character of the fare received and recorded, all substan tially as described. I
2. The combination, with the whole-fare register and hell E, of the disk G, (for regis' tering half-fares,) pins w, or their equivalents, and two levers or hammers so arranged as to both strike the hell on the movement of the disk, substantially as specified.
3. The combination of the arm m, conneoting rod or wire m, and spring-striker P with a spring strikinglevor, R, and lever L, operated by pins w of thedisk G, substantially in the manner described.
4. In a passenger fare-register and alarm, the combination of the operating-lever H,
double pawl I, registering-disks F F, striie ing-hammer K, and alarm-bell E, substzmiaieiiy as herein described.
5. In a passenger fereregister and aiznm,
the combination of the operating-Ever H", douhie pawl I", pins w on disk G, the intermediate tripping-lever L, striking-hammer P, and alarm-bell E, substentiailyas herein set forth.
6. In a passenger fare-register and eierm, two or more independent registering meeha-iiisms for recording fares of difiereut Values; each in combination with a separate striking mechanism, operating on a. single bell, E, whereby the recording 01:- fares may be properly indicated, as described.
I. The colnhiuation with a passenger faireregister and alarm ef'the tripping-lever L, provided with a tripping-point, m and one or more projections for raising the aiarmhammer, as herein set forth.



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