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H. J. MULLER. TICKET RECEPTACLE FOR TICKET SALE CASES.
APPLICATION FILED AUG.6| 1915.
Patented June 20, 1916;
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TICKET RECEPTACLE FOR TICKET SALE CASES. I APPLICATION FILED AUG. 6, 1915. 1,187,541.
nnmnrorr JULIus MULLER, or SCHAFFI-IAUSEN, SWITZERLAND.
TICKET-RECEPTACLE FOR TICKET SALE-GASES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 20, 1916.
' Application filed August 6, 1915. Serial No. 43,969.
To all whom/it may concern Be it known that -I, I'IEINRICH JULIUS Mij'LLER, acitizen of the Republic of Switzerland, residing at Schalfhausen, in the Canton of Schafihausen, Republic of Switzerland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ticket-Receptacles for Ticket Sale-Cases; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same,reference beinghad to the accompanying drawings, and i to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part ofthis specification. y Y
This invention relates to a ticket receptacle forticket salecases designed to deliver tickets stacked on edge one after another and to prevent that a ticket fully or partially withdrawnbe reinserted in the recep- 1 tacle. With this receptacle itis impossible tovsella ticket from amidst or out of'the normal range and also to reinsert a ticket into the receptacle, it isalso impossible to withdraw'the whole packet of tickets. Perfect security against an irregular delivery of tickets is therefore obtained. The ticket sale officer receives the packet of tickets'in a perfectly inaccessible receptacle, and is enabled to easily and quickly survey the content of the receptacle'and to withdraw the ticket by a single handling from the receptacle.
The accompanying drawings illustrate by way of examples some embodiments of this invention.
Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4 are respectively a front elevation, a plan, a side view and a vertical longitudinal sectionof a first structure of the invention. Fig.v 5 is a horizontal section on line area: in Fig. 3. FigJGis on the lefthand a front elevation of the barring device and on the right hand a back.
view of the front wall. Figs, 7, 8 and 9'are a front elevation, a vertical longitudinal section and a plan of another structure. Fig. 10 isia front elevation of a thirdform of the invention and Fig. 11 is a front eleration and a side view of a sealing member.
1 indicates a receptacle in which the tickets3 are stacked on edge and which is closed throughout except a small gap for the successive withdrawal of the tickets, so that it is perfectly inaccessible to the ticket drawn. The lateral edges of the front wall 6 are bent rearward and are provided with two hooks 9 engaging two eyes 8 secured to the side walls 4 of the receptacle. Two slots 12 stamped in the top of the front wall 6 are engaged by twoflaps 10 projecting from the front edge of the top plate 11 of the receptacle. When a packet of tickets is to be supplied to the ticket receptacle, the front wall 6 will be removed.
In order to prevent unauthorized removing of the front wall 6, a fiat sealing member 13 is pushed through a slot 15 of the front wall 6 and into a small casing 16 secured to the top plate 11 of the receptacle.
The head 14 strikes upon the front Wall 6 -member toward the'said wall, while a sprlng actuated pawl 17 engaging a recess 18.0'f the sealing member 13 holds this member in operative position. In order to refill the empty receptacle in the printing office or by an authorized person, the head 14: behind which the member 13is notched on each side is pinched off by a pair of tongs whereupon the sealing member 13 may be retractedand the front wall 6 removed. A
fresh sealing member 13 is then pushed into the slot 15 and the casing 16 when the receptacle has been refilled and the front wall is hung in the eyes 8 ofthe side walls 4. The sealing member is easily visible to the controlling ofiicer and the head 14 may be colored and stamped to render diificult imitation.
These receptacles immediately may be placed in a ticket sale case or they may form a series upon a movable plate adapted to be 21 pushingthe tickets forward and the tickets 3 having a slot 22 are filled up. The
strip prevents delivery of a ticket from amidst or out of the normal range and also serves as a guide to the tickets, so that the same remain in the inclined position of the plate 21 and cannot fall over in a partially emptied receptacle when the latter isremoved forinspection and the plate 21 suddenly slides backward. The] strip 20 reaches up to the back of the foremost ticket which is ready for being withdrawn.
The front wall 6 of the receptacle is formed by a metallic frame provided with transparent plates through which the :impression of the ticket is visible. The foremost ticket is pushed, out of the receptacle by means of a slide 25 movable in two lateral guides 24 projecting from the frontside of the front wall 6. This slide hasa thumb plate 27 and a lip 26 bent rearward and engaging the slot 22 of the foremost ticket. The thumb plate 27 is shaped and curved in such a manner, that the thumb pushing down the slide 25 may easily slip off the plate 27 without changing its position. One end of a spring 28 is attached to the front wall 6 and the other to the slide 25, so that the latter is drawn upward. The upward stroke of the slide is limited bythe cross bar 31 of the front wall upon which bar the lip 26 strikes when the slide is drawn upward by the spring 28. The lip 1 26 works in a slot 29 .ofthe lowest transtickets may be drawn parent 'plate of thefront wall and in a slot 30 of the bottom portion of this wall.
. The barring device which prevents rein-' sertion of a ticket partially or totally withdrawnfrom the receptacle is constructed as follows: ,A pin' 33 is journaled in theside walls of a casing 32,.see Fig. 'fixed-to the bottom of the receptacle. The pin 33 carries six'clicks 34E traversing vertical slots of an angular guide 'plate 35 and. assuming aninclined position in regard to the path' of the out going ticket. Springs 36"tend to press the clicks 3l'11pO11"the"b2tCl of the ticket. The front end of the casing 32 does not reach the back of the front wall 6 so; that a gap 37 is formed through which the foremost ticket may pass. Aspring'38, see Figs. 4 and 6, is attached to the back of the front wall 6 visa-vis each click'34. The
free ends of these springs cross the delivery gap 37, when no ticket is in this gap, and prevent thus any access from beneath to the clicks34t. The'receptacles assume such a position in the ticket sale case that the outobliquely down ward. 3
VVhena ticket is to be delivered, the ticket delivery ofiicer puts the thumb-upon the thumb-plate 27 and pushes down the slide Thereby the lip 26 seizes the foremost ticket at the lower end of the slot 22 and pushes the same partially outof the recepthe upper position.
thumb plate 27, seizes the projecting portion of the ticket by means of the thumb unal-. tered in position and of the fore-finger and totally withdraws the ticket. In the meantime the spring 28 has raised the slide 25 into the upper'or normal position, so that another ticket may bewithdrawn at once. Fig. 1 shows a ticket partially pushed out by the slide 25, the latter being shown in As soon as a ticket has been withdrawn, the clicks 34: and the springs 38 return tot-he operative or barring position, so that no ticket drawn from the receptacle can be reinserted inthe re 'ticket can no more be pushed in the receptacle, since the clicks 34L and the springs 38 resist to such a retrograde movement. Any
unauthorized access to a the receptacle and any lrregular handhng of the same are thus.
The. controlling numbers are printed on H be located to another place of the receptacle.
In the embodiment shownt'in Figs. 7, 8
' ceptacle; Even a partially withdrawn ice and 9theslide25'is U-shaped. The'upper part 40 connecting the longer shanks 39 of the slide 25 and located-behind the front Wall 6 is provided with a flange 41 destined to seize thefupper edge of the foremost ticket, when the slide is pushed downward. A flange 42 projecting .Qrearward from the front wall '6 limits the upward stroke of the slide 25 while abutments 60, uponwhich the cross barIGl of the'slide strikes, limit the downward stroke of the slide. A push-- spring 43 pressesforward the plate 21 pushing the tickets toward the front Wall 6. In this embodiment no transparent plate of the front wall is slotted and'the side walls of the 'receptacle are full. In order to easily and quickly survey or control the contents of'the receptacle e." the temporary stand of the packetof tickets, a transparent .plate 70, see Fig. 9, is inserted in an opening'of the top plate 11 of the'receptacle. For the same purpose every fifth ticket of the packet has acolored top edge, so that the whole packet is divided in equal groups. of tickets and.
missing of one or more tickets easily would be perceived. 'The transparent plate 7 0 may be colored and provided with a scale along The .top
one of the longitudinal edges. edges of thedistinguishing tickets preferably Will be colored in the ticket printing press. In all other points the embodiment shown in Figs. 7, 8 and 9 is the same as that shown in Figs. 1, 2, 8 and 4.
If a push-spring 4:8 is used, the inclined position of the receptacles in the ticket sale case may be avoided or at least reduced to a minimum. In some cases m. if a pushspring is used the security strip 20 may be omitted.
In the embodiment shown in Fig. 10 only the lower part of the front Wall 6 has a transparent plate which permits of the inspection of-the controlling number of the tickets. A slip H of pasteboard or other material having all the indications of a ticket but no controlling number, is placed before the upper portion of the front wall and rests upon shoulders behind the guides 24. By this way the contents of the receptacle is rendered visible outside. As in Figs. 1 and 7, the foremost ticket is shown partially withdrawn and the slideis raised to the normal position. The receptacles also may be placed upon a movable bottom destined to be pushed into the ticket sale case and withdrawn therefrom. When a receptacle is emptied or no more used it may be exchanged for another.
The sealing member also may be shaped otherwise than illustrated.
Instead of being colored on the top or on the lateral edge, the first or last ticket of same width and one front wall cannot be taken for another, each receptacle always having the proper front wall. The closing of the receptacle after filling will be effected very quickly by simply turning upward the said wall.
What I claim is 1. A ticket receptacle for ticket sale cases comprising a front wall movably connected to the receptacle and'having one or more transparent plates, a bottom forming a delivery gap together with the front wall, a
back, two side walls, a top plate, a framesame and means for permitting control of the momentary stand of the packet contained in the receptacle.
2; A ticketreceptacle for ticket sale cases comprising a front wall movably connected to the receptacle and having one or more transparent plates, a bottom forming a delivery gap together with the front wall, a back, two sidewalls, a top plate, a closed window arranged in one of the walls of the receptacle to permit outside inspection of the packet, a frame-like slide movable in lateral guides projecting from the front wall, the slide having a thumb plate and a projection to seize the foremost ticket and to push it out partially when the slide is pressed down, a spring to raise the slide when the thumb slips off the thumb plate, and barring means to prevent reinsertion of a ticketin the receptacle when it is partially or fully withdrawn from the same.
3. A ticket receptacle for ticket sale cases, comprising a front wall movably connected with the receptacle and having one or more transparent plates, a bottom forming a delivery gap together with the front wall, a back carrying a metallic "strip parallel to the bottom and traversing a slotted pushplate and slots of the tickets, two side walls, a top plate, a framelike slide movable in lateral guides projecting from the front wall, the slide'having a thumb plate and a projection to seize the foremost ticket and to push' it out partially when the slide is pressed down, a spring to raise the slide when the thumb slips off the thumb plate,
barring means to prevent reinsertion of a ticket in the receptacle when it is partially or fully withdrawn from the same and means for permittingcontrol of the momen tary stand of the packet contained in the receptacle.
' 4. A ticket receptacle for ticket sale cases comprising a front wall movably connected to the receptacle and having one or more transparent plates, a bottom forming a clelivery gap together with the front wall, a back, two side walls, a top plate, a U- shaped, frame-like slide movable in lateral guides projecting'from the front wall, the shorter parallel shanks of the slide carrying a thumb plate and the longer parallel shanks carrying a flange so arranged that when the slide is pressed down, it seizes the upper edge of the foremost ticket and pushes it partially out of the receptacle, a spring to raise the slide when the thumb slips off the thumb plate, barringmeans to prevent reinsertion of a ticket in the receptacle when it is partially or fully withdrawn from the. same and means for permitting control of the momentary stand of the packet contained in the receptacle.
5. A ticket receptacle for ticket sale cases comprising a front wall movably connected to the receptacle and having one or more ing from the front wall, the slide having a thumb plate and a projection to seize the foremost ticket and to push it out'partially s when the slide'is' pressed down, a spring/to raise the slide when the thumb slips off the 10 thumb plate, a series of spring pressed, co-
axial clicks located in a casing andcrossing the delivery gap for the tickets, a correspondlng ser es of springs pressing the outgoing ticket against the cllcks and reaching these springs being located on the inner slde of the front wall, and prevent together with the clicks reinsertion of a ticket'partially or totally withdrawn and means for permit-- ting control of'the momentary stand of the packet contained in the receptacle. In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
HEINRICH JULIUS MULLER. Witnesses:
HERMANN HUBER, CARL GUBLER.
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