US 1040051 A
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H. E. SWIHART.
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HARVEY E. SWII-IART, F INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HARVEY E. SWIHART,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis, in the county of Marion, State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful "Improvements in Ticket-Holders; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and, exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled Il@ in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. y
rlhis invention relates to an improved and simple ticket holder and the object of the invention is to provide a device of this character in which railway car tickets or the like may be conveniently held without being mutilated and permitted to be dispensed one .at a time.
Another object of the invention is to provide a ticket holder comprising a novel form of case and spring therein adapted'to hold the tickets within the case and permit them to be removed one at a time, .the spring being attached in a novel manner and the device being of such form as to be conveniently placed within a pocket.
With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain other oombinations and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, it being a still further object to provide a device which will not be likely to get out of working order.
In the drawings z-Figure l is a perspective view of my improved ticket holder showing the same in use and in the act of delivering a ticket therefrom. Fig. 2' is a top plan view of the holder with the cap removed from one end thereof. Fig. 3 is a Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a detail fragmentary view in perspective showing the manner of attaching the spring to the bottom of the holder.
having a top 10, a bottom 11, sides 12, a
forward end 13 and an open rear end 14. The top 12 is formed with a linger opening or slot 15 extending approximately two-thirds (2/3) of the length of the box and communicating with the forward end thereof,
the rear edge of the slot or preferably the Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed .Tune 22, 1911.
Patented Oct. 1, 1912.
serial No. 634,718.
wall thereof, is circular as shown at 16 and the forward edges 17 terminate short of the forward end 13 of the box, the latter of which has a rounded upper edge 18 termi- I nating below the top of the box and adapted to form a delivery slot for the tickets 19 held within the box.
y A band spring 20 is mounted in the box or holder longitudinally of its length and has its forward end curved upwardly and with its extremity slightly rounded as shown at 21, the rear end of the spring beyond the portion 21 which is adapted to normally engage through the opening 15 in the top of the box when there are no tickets therein, is
secured to the bottom of the box adjacent. The manner of securing the.
its rear edge. said spring is more particularly shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings and for this purpose the bottom of the box is provided with a pair of spaced transverse slots 22 which are cut or severed in communication with each other as shown at 23 to provide opposed tongues 24 beneath which the extremity of the spring is extended and then held in p0- sition by forcing the said tongues toward a united position and in contact with the spring upon its upper face, thereby securely holding the spring in position and insuring of its positive action upon the tickets 19 to force them upwardly in contact with the top of the box and so that the uppermost ticket will be positioned to be delivered through the discharge slot in the forward end of the box and so that one ticket will be delivered ata time.
If desired, the box may be provided with a cap 25 which is fitted over the reduced end portion 26 thereof and held in position by a pair ofl semi-circular catches or indentations 27 stamped to extend from the bottom and top of the box upon their outer faces, the said indentations forming friction means adapted to retain the cap in position.
From the foregoing description, .in connection with the accompanying drawings it will be seen that I have provided an efficient form of holder for the purpose intended and which will permit tickets to be carried in a compact spaceavoiding loss of the tickets, permitting them to be withdrawn one at a time and allowing any convenient number of tickets to be carried and thus avoiding annoyance and embarrassment by having the tickets loose in the pocket among other papers and therefore inconvenient to find.
The holder also protects the ticket from becoming soiled or mutilated and by reason of itsV extreme simplicity can be economically manufactured.
I claim l In a ticket holder, a box having an open end, a cap fitted thereon, the opposite end of the box being enlarged at opposite sides and having one edge formed with a transverse slot extending Ainto the 'enlarged portions andcommunicating with a central longitudinal slot in one side of the box, the edge of the end wall of the. box at'the slot being of'convex form and sloping from the center toward the sides thereof andinto the en- 15 larged portions and a band spring secured at one end to the opposite side of the `box and having its free end adapted to engage the tickets at the forward end of the box.
In testimony whereof, I aix my signa- `20 ture, in presence of two Witnesses.
ANDREW J. REAM, JAMES F. GALVIN.