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Publication numberUS1058602 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1913
Filing dateFeb 14, 1910
Priority dateFeb 14, 1910
Publication numberUS 1058602 A, US 1058602A, US-A-1058602, US1058602 A, US1058602A
InventorsGeorge B Kohler
Original AssigneeJ G Brill Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1058602 A
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APPLICATION FILED 1113.14, 1910.

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Specification of Letters Patent.


Patented Apr. 8, 1913.

Application filed February 14, 1910. Serial No. 543,707.

To all whom'z't may concern Be it known that I, GEORGE B. KoHLER, a citizen of the United States, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in -Fare-Bo'xes, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates particularly to fare boxes used in passenger cars or station platforms for the collection of fares as the passenger enters the car, but it will be under-v stood that the box may be used for other purposes without departing from my invention. p p

The main object of my invention is to so construct the 'fare box that it cannot be tampered with.

A further. object is to provide means for closing ,the box when the fare receptacle is removed and to close the fare receptacle as improved fare box showing the platform of the fare receiving section in the closed position; Fig. 3, is a view of a portion of Fig. 2 enlarged, showing the platform of the fare receiving section in the discharging position; Fig. 4, is an enlarged sectional plan view on theline 44, Fig. 2; Fig. 5, is an enlarged sectional plan view on the line 5-5, Fig. 2; Fig. 6, is a perspective view of y the hopper sectionof'the box; Fig. 7, is a perspective view of the pivoted frame Fig. 8, is a perspective view of a portion of the rear of the drawer; Fig. 9, is a perspective view of the locking lever for the pivoted frame; Fig. 10, is a rear view of the toothed wheel shown in Fig. 7; Fig. 11, is a sectional view of part of Fig. 2, enlarged; and Figs. 12, 13 and 14, are scctional views on Y the line 12 12, Fig. 4, showing the parts in different positions.

A is the body of the box, made as shown in Fig. 1, havinga drawer B at the lower end for the fare receptacle C. Mounted on the upper end of the box is afare receiving section D preferably made of metal, the frame 03 having glazed sides and inclined deflectors d. The frame is open at the top and the edge is preferably beveled, with raised rounded portions at the corners to prevent the retention of fares at the 'upper end of the receiving section.

' The base (1 of the fare receiving section has an opening communicating with the interior of the box, and within the box directly under this opening. is a hopper a which communicates with a pivoted chute E.

' The chute is mounted on pivot pins e which have their hearings in the body of the box, and one of the pivot'pins extends outside the box and is provided with a handle e by which the chute is shifted from one position to another.

e is an indicator arm which strikes against projecting pins a mounted in a casing in the box, and the chute can be shifted from one position to another by pressing first one pin and then another. e object of this construction is to prevent accidental shifting of the chute to a greater distance than one compartment of the receptacle at a time, as the chute cannot be returned after it is moved forward until the fare receptacle is removed.

In order to close the opening in the base d of the fare receiving section I provide a plate f which is pivoted to a segmental carrier F mounted on a pivoted shaft F having its bearings in the hopper a. The plate is also connected to a pivot pin t by a link f so that when the shaft F is turned from the position illustrated in Fig. 1, to that shown in Fig. 3, the plate will quickly discharge the fare into the hopper.

F is the operating handle for the discharge mechanism, pivoted at f to the case andconnected by a link i to an arm f on the shaft F. The handle is also connected to the long arm of a lever G pivoted to the case; the short arm of said lever being connected by a link 9 to a bolt G mounted in the frame and engaging the drawer, as clearly illustrated in Figs. 2 and 12, so as to prevent the opening of the drawer until the handle ismoved in a position to discharge any fare which is in the fare receivmg section.

A is a partition separating the body of the box from the drawer compartment, mounted on which is a hopper section H having beveled partitions h. The spaces between these partitions are open and alinc with openings in the partition A, and these openings in turn aline with openings 0 in the fare receptacle C.

J is a sliding plate valve for closing the openings in the hopper H; this valve is located between the hopper frame and the partition A and has a depending lug which is in the path of the drawer B. Springs j, Fig. 5, are attached to the valve J and the partition and tend to close the alve as soon as the drawer is opened, but when the drawer is pushed in to its full extent it strikes the lug j and opens the valve, so that its openings aline with those of the hopper H and partition A.

Mounted in the drawer B is the'fare receptacle O. This receptacle can be removed bodily from the drawer and another receptacle placed therein.

C is the sliding cover of the receptacle, having a series of openings alining with the openings in the receptacle, four in the present instance, held in the closed position by a spring lock 0' and closed when the drawer is pulled out by a projecting pin striking a tooth of a wheel I described hereafter.

In the fare receptacle is a series of independent containers C which receive the fares which pass through the several openings, as shown in Fig. 2. These containers can be removed when the proper ofiicial opens the fare receptacle and the fares in the several containers counted separately.

The toothed wheel I is carried by a pivoted frame I, Fig. 7 This frame has a pivot rod 2' which has its hearings in the hopper H and atthe forward end ofthe frame is a shaft 41' on which the toothed wheel I is loosely mounted. On this wheel are pawls i which engage a ratchet wheel 2' secured to said shaft, so that the wheel I is free to turn only in one direction. On the rear end of the frame I are depending lugs 2' which extend through openings in the partition A and rest on the fare receptacle in the drawer B, when the drawer is opened the frame is tilted and the lugs drop back of the drawer, raising the wheel which releases the lug c of the slide cover C. In the meantime the slidingeover C has been closed and locked; the slides B at each side of the drawer allow itto be drawn out the full distance but it cannot be detached from the casin of the box. The rece tacle is removed rom the drawer and un ocked by the proper oflicial. A locking dog 8 is pivoted to the case and has one arm which extends intothe path of the fare receptacle; another arm is connected to a spring 8 attached to the case. The dog is notched to form a hook s which engages a pin 2' on the frame I, SO that when the receptacle is withdrawn from the case the frame I tilts and the do a being released engages the pin 2' on the rame I and retains the frame until released on the reinsertion of the receptacle.

\Vhen the drawer is closed without the fare receptacle, it clears the arm of the dog 8 and strikes against the lugs i which cannot be raised owing to their being locked by the dog' .9, but when the fare receptacle is in place inthe drawer and the drawer closed the receptacle comes in contact with the dog,

releasing the' frame I and allowing the drawer to tilt it as it strikes the lug and pass under to the closed position, when it is fastened by the lock 1). The bolt G will also engage the back of the drawer, so that it cannot be opened without first operating the lever F Mounted in an extension 2' of the frame I is a spring bolt i which is beveled on one side, and engages a toothed segment 6 on the pivoted chute E,so that when the chute is shifted from one position to another it is prevented from returning until the drawer is opened. A weight E on the chute tends to hold the teeth of the segment against the bolt, as shown in Fig. 2, and to restore the chute to its initial position upon the opening of the drawer.

At one portion of the fare box I provide a compartment N having a door n; the front end of the box is slotted at,n and this slot communicates with the interior of the compartment N. This compartment is intended for tickets and memorandum slips which are not to be entered as paid fares.

By the above construction it will be seen that I- am enabled to make a fare box especially applicable for passenger cars, in which the passenger pays the fare on entering the ear and in which the fares need not be collected from the box except at the end of the days run, as the fares of each conductor making the trips are collected in separate compartments and the fares are kept separate even after the fare receptacle is removed fromthe box and until they are finally counted.

If any attempt was made to use the fare box without the fare receptacle the openings in the partition would be closed and the fares inserted in the box would simply accumulate above the partition and would only be discharged proper position in the drawer, and the drawer could not be closed until the fare receptacle was in position.

Means are provided which will prevent the insertion of any tool to actuate the lockin mechanism, and mechanism is also pro vi ed to prevent the removal of the drawer or fare receptacle without first discharging the contents of the receiving section of the fare box. 1

into a fare box when in L the fare receptacle with the to any one of the openings, a frame pivot- 1. The combination in a fare box, of a body portion, a transverse partition therein havlng an opening for the passage of fares, a detachable fare receptacle under the artition and having an opening therein a ining with the-opening in the partition,'a sliding cover for the fare receptacle, means for locking the sliding cover when in theclosed position, a pivoted frame located at the partition, a shaft 011 said frame, a toothed wheel on the shaft, a pawl and ratchet mechanism between the toothed wheel and its shaft so as to prevent the wheel turning in one direction, but allowing it to freely turn in the opposite direction, a in on the sliding cover adapted to engage t e teeth of the said wheel, and projections on the rear end of the frame resting on the fare receptacle, so that on the first movement of the receptacle; the lid is closed'and locked and then the wheel isv released to allow for the withdrawal of rojecting pin.

2. The combination in a are box, of a body portion, a fare receptacle therein having a series of openings and a series of compartments, means for closing said openings, an adjustable chute for directing the fares ally mounted in the body portion having a device for actuating the closing means of the fare receptacle, a spring bolt carried by said frame, and a toothed segment on the chute with which the spring bolt en ages.

3. The combination in a arev box, of a drawer arranged to slide in an opening in the fare box, a receptacle therein having a sliding cover, cover, apivoted frame mounted in the fare. box, a ratchet Wheel carried by said frame and arranged in the path of the pin, the

rear end of the frame having downwardly projecting portions in the path of the drawer and fare receptacle, and a locking dog pivoted to the body of the fare box and arranged to engage the frame and located in the path of t e fare rece tacle, the frame preventing the closing of the drawer unless it is released by. the receptacle mounted in the drawer acting upon the dog. 4

' In testimony whereof, 'I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribingwitnesses.




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US5890440 *Sep 2, 1997Apr 6, 1999Spur; MarkMulti-compartment cash box
U.S. Classification232/15, 232/58
Cooperative ClassificationG07F9/06