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USRE8019E
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wqDANIEL-s. `Afsssignorjzo H. E, TDWLE,v
Fare-Registers.
No. 8,019. Reissued De. 25, 1877..l
` particular register.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM' D'ANIELs, oF NEW YORK, N. Y., Assiduoni To HAMILTON E.
TowLE.
IMPROVEMENT IN FARE-REG ISTERS.
Specification forming part of Letterslatent No. 150,539, datedMay 5, 1874 Reissue No. 8,01-9, dated December 25, 1877; application filed August 23, 1876.
To 'all 'whom it may. concern:
`Be it known thatI, WILLIAM DANIELs, of the city of New York, State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Fare-Registers for Conductors on Street-Cars, Ste., of which the following is a speciiication:
This'invent-ion is for keeping tally of the fares received by the conductor; and as generally there are two or three rates of fares, I provide separate counting-dials and push-buttons, one for each rate of fare, and arrange` them to act upon one hammer-slide that moves the hammer for striking. the bell', but the parts are made to indicate diiferent sounds on the bell. It is arranged in a box or case to be carried bythe conductor, the said box containin independent registering devices, so constructe and combined with other mechanism that the registering of each fare shall kbe accompanied by the sounding vof an alarm or alarms, and.V
thus eect in one compact machine a complete check upon conductors, by compelling` received, so' that the total amount of each class may be read off at any subsequent time. The bell is struck `by an independentmechanism of its own, which is so connected with thel separate push-knobs that the pressing of any one of the buttons will ring the bell or gong'within the case, but only actuate its own It consists in the arrangement of two or more counting-registers in one case.`
Each countin g-register is actuated by its own separate button or knob on the outside, which the car-conductor presses to record the character of the fare received. The proper button to press is indicated in close proximityto the button, so that the passenger himself can see if the proper button'is struck. I also employ a peculiar locking mechanism for attaching the instrument to the coat or garment of the conductor. v 4.
The object of Iny invention is to construct an instrument which shall record and classify the amounts received as fares from passengers; to provide a check upon conductors of r push-button is operated bythe finger of the of the hammer) indicating the registering of a half-fare upon lthe disk u. l A
`In the drawing, 'Figure register with the cap removed.- Fig. 2 is a rear view. Fig. 3 is a section of the bell and of the registering mechan ism. v Fig. 4 is an` elevationV ofthe actuating mechanism. Fig.
5 shows the slides and spring-pawls 'acting on `intended to compute. These push-buttons are each mounted upon a sleeve, that surrounds 'a f hollow stud projecting from the plate a5, and in which hollow stud is a helical spring to project the button to the level of the cap-plate e, or nearly so: `A screw in a slot acts as a guide, and limits the extent of movement. This capplate eis provided with openings for the pushbuttons, and, by preference, a number is upon such cap-plate to indicate the number of the instrument or the'car. with which itis used. The hammer-slidev f is provided. with a tooth, 4, that acts upon the hammer-tail h to throw back the latter, and when liberatedthfe spring 8, Fig. 4, causes the hammer to strike the lbell, afterwhich vthe spring 7, Fig. 1, returns the slide and parts to a normal position. This slide f is moved by the 'inclined arm lbf the-- push-button 3, or the inclined arm m-,of the pushbutton 5, or by the inclined arm n of the push-button 6, so that the hammer will be operated to strike the bell.l one blow when either cars and other public vehicles, by compelling conductor pressed upon it. In order that dif- 1 isa'view ofthe the detent o .blow when the ferent sounds-maybe produced, I connect with the; pushlbutton 3- a slight spring, 10,
which, coming into contact with-the bell as such button 3 is pressed in, deadens the sound. When the button 6'is pressed down, the arm n thereof moves the bell-hammer slide f and hammers, as'before, and brings the nger lor detent o into the path of the projecting tooth or bearingplace .s of the secondary hammerarm r, as illustrated in Fig. 6, so that one hammer, h, will strike as usual; but the arm lr will be held back by the detent or finger o until the push-button 6 is allowed to rise, when moving from its projecting bearing-place s, belonging to the other hammer r, allows the spring of that hammer to project the same and give a second blow. By these means the hammer will strike one distinct push-button 5 is depressed, there will be two blows when the push-button 6 is operated, and` a deadened sound of the .bell when the button 3 is depressed. The
ltooth, stop, or lever L, extending `from one hammer-lever, r, to the other hammer-lever, h, causes both hammers to move together and strike one single blow when the detent ois not employed. l. Y
- The computation of the fares is made upon the registers or disks tut, that are made with ratehetteeth, and numbered on their surfaces, to indicate elther the number of the fares or the accumulated value in cents.
.Thei register works continuously without setting,-and by subtracting the guresat any given trip from the amount recorded atthe next succeeding one, the number ofl fares received isascertained..
The'disk u for half-fares is operated by the spring-pawl t1 on the slide t, that is moved by the inclined arm t3 of thepushfbutton 3. The Adisk t is operated by the spring-pawl u1 on the slide u, that is moved by the inclined arm u of the push-button 5, and the disk 'v is oper ated by the. spring-pawl el andslideje, and the inclined arm 1v? on the push-pin '6. Retaining pawls shouldl be applied jm ,each disk to prevent them turning way, and the disks t and/v. have a lied `to them star-wheels :v and y, to turn one tooth each revolution of the respective disk, and .thereby enumerate the accumulation of fares bymore than one revolution of the respective disks. The numbers on the disks and star- .whe'els are observed through an opening in the back plate a, asseen in Figs. 2 and 3,.and
this opening is covered by a movable attaclb ing-plate, al, that is made double, and provided with an opening in the portion that is next to the plate a, and into this' the Ibutton-headed stud bslips, and there are locking projections c' c attached to the plate a, and passing into holes in 'theattaching-plate al, and a suitable locking-bolt is inserted between the two plates .of the movable back al, as seen at ai, which,- passing in'to grooves in the side of theprojea' tions c', retain the back a1 to the plate a.v f
bolt a* is operated by a key ofsuitable conwrong struction introduced, by preference, through a' key-hole at theedge of al, and this key and locking-bolt, with its tumblers or safety ,ap-
pliances, are to be of any usual character, so that the back a1 can only bev removed for access to the computing-disks by a properlyauthorized'person. The locked plate or lid covers the openings over the counting-regis ters, through which theyA can be read through a glass plate by the receiver and the amount entered in` a book at the end of every trip. The glass plate is covered by a locked lid,= so that the conductor cannot examine the state of the register. By thishe is prevented from knowing the state of the register, and if any attempt -should be made to defraud by striking the wrong knob, there is .no probability of the conductor harmonizing hisv account to correspon@ as he is working in the dark.A
To secure the register to .the coat orother part of the conductors garments, I provide vthe pins t2, that are `fastened to the back a', .and hook beneath the catches b3, and these4 are contiguous to the ends of c c', that project' through the back plate a1,- hence, by securing the back al to the garment by the pins b before the back alis pressed againstA the plate a, the projections c" will close the -hooks or catches b3, so that the pins cannot be unhookedv or the instrument removed.
I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. The combination of push-buttons having inclined arms actuating the registering mechanism, and operating the slide controlling the hammers, to denote diiierent sounds upon the bell, with the hammers, a bell, and a slide, substantially as set forth.
2. .A push-button provided with the inclined arms, which move therewith, in combination with the main. hammer bell, and registering mechanism, substantially as described, for the purpose specified. I
3. The push-button made with a tube sliding on a hollow stud, `and provided with a springand two inclined arms, one to actuate the hammer, and the other to move the computing wheels or mechanism, as set forth.
4. The spring 1 0 'upon the pushbutton 3, to pass upon the bell when said push-button is moved, for the purposes specified.
5. A movable back connected to the plate a ofthe instrument, and secured inplace by a lock, and serving to cover theopening' through.
which the computing-disks are examined, as set forth.'
' 6. The pins b and hooks b, for attaching y the back a' to the garment, in combination with the projections c' on the plate a, and 'the mechanism for locking the back al tothe plate d, substantially as set forth. f
7. The-combination, in single case, of two or more countingregiste`rs, an alarm-bell, and a single intermedi te strikingmechanism, conof a slide-bar, operated by either `of the several push-knobs, substantially as hereinbe-l fore s et forth.
sans v '8l In an a1arn1regster,t he bell and striking mechanism, in combination with suitable means for modifying the sound of the bell, substantially as described.
9. In fare registering machines, a tubular push-knob, in combination with the inclosed spring, substantially as set forth.
10. The combination of two or more pushknobs7 actuating the registering mechanism,
corresponding to two or more dierent rates of May, 1876.
of fare, with an actuatin g-slide, driving a beilhammer by means of an intermediate pin' or tooth, and a spring to return theY slide to its normal position, substantially as set forth.
Dated in the city of New York this 23d day WILLIAM DANIELS.
Witnessesz- JACOB DU Bois, J oHN B. BENTON.

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