|Publication number||US1202691 A|
|Publication date||Oct 24, 1916|
|Filing date||Mar 2, 1915|
|Priority date||Mar 2, 1915|
|Publication number||US 1202691 A, US 1202691A, US-A-1202691, US1202691 A, US1202691A|
|Original Assignee||Empire Ticket Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (1), Classifications (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
APPLlCATlON FILED MAR. 2. 1915.
1,223,691. Patentgd Oct. 24,1916.
Unit-Tn: ens ran FRED FARROW, OF WINCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNCR TO EMPIRE TICKET COMPANY, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, A VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed March 2, 1915. Serial No. 11,608.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRED Fnnnow, a citizen of the United States, residing at Vin- Chester, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Ticket-Holder, of which the following is a specification- This invention relates to holders supported by a belt worn by a restaurant waiter or otherwise supported on the person of the waiter and adapted to detachably confine checks such as are given to customers for n-esentatirn to a cashier, the checks being bound together in packs, and each including a stub which is retained by the waiter, and a body portion which is detached and given to the customer.
The invention has for its object to provide a check holder having clamping members operable by a key to indent and securely engage the edges oi checks assembled in a pack, in such manner as to permit the detachment of the check b'dies and render impossible the removal oi the stubs from the holder while the latter is in its operative condititn, the said clamping members being also keyoperated to release the stubs and permit their removal and the insertion of other complete check packs.
The invention is embcdied in the improve ments hereinafter described and claimed.
Oi? the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification: Figure 1 repre sents a perspective view of a check holder cmbrdying my invention, looking toward the front and one side of the holder; Fig. 2 represents a perspective view of one of the flanged clamping members of the holder; Fig. 3 represents a sectional view showing the two flanged clamping members disconnected from each other; Fig. 4 represents in separate views one side and the outer end of the set screw which connects the two flanged clamping members; Fig. 5 represents in separate views one side and the outer end of the key which engages said set screw; Fig. 6 represents a perspective view of the holder, looking toward the back and one side thereof.
The same reference characters indicate the same or similar parts in all the views.
In the drawings, 1 and 2 represent opposed clamping members forming the opposite side walls of an Open-ended socket 3 said socket, said end and transverse walls being sectional, as will be understood by reference to the drawings, and particularly to Fig. 2, in which 2 represents the flange on the member 2 forming a part oi the end wall against which the inner ends of the check stubs abut, while 2 and 2 represent the flanges on said member forming parts of the two transverse walls which bear on the opposite sides of the pack.
' As here shown each clamping member has a'supplemental flange, that of the member 2 being designated 2 These flanges however are below the end wall forming flanges, and are not essential. The flange formation of the clamping member 1 is a reverse duplicate of that of the member 2. Each clamping member and its flanges as a whole canstitute a member having angular walls arranged to form a check-stub-receiving chamber. The holder is provided with check-supporting means embodied in base portions or arms 1 2 formed on and constituting extensions of two of the transverse wall-forming flanges, said arms being arranged to cooperate to form a check support bearing on the inner side of the pack of checks, as shown by Fig. 1.
There is a flexible connection between the clamping members 1 andQ, which permits one member to swing toward and from the other to decrease and increase the width of the socket and cause the jaws 1 2 to indent the edges of the checks when the width of the socket is decreased, and to release the stubs remaining in the holder when the width of the socket is increased. As here shown said flexible connection is provided as follows: A metal strip 4, bent as shown by Figs. 1 and 6 to form a clip adapted to engage a belt 8, is rigidly secured by screws or rivets i, 46 to the arm 1 and the trans- ]Patented Oct. 24, 1916.
verse w'all section from which said arm projects, so that the clamping member 1 is rigidly secured to the strip 4. Said strip is connected by a pivot screw r with the arm 2, whichis the one adapted to swing with the clamping member 2 to move the latter toward and from the member 1, the swinging movements being limited by a screw l engaged with the transverse wall section" 2 and a slot 4 in the strip 4, through which said screw projects. The flanged clamping members 1-, 2,, are adjustably'connected to cause them to engage and release the checks, by means of an enlargement 2 on the flange 2*, having a tapped orifice or socket 2, and a set screw 5, the thread of which engages the internal thread of the orifice 2. Said screw has a smooth portion adapted to 1'0- tate in a shouldered bearing 1 in a block or enlargement 1 on the clamping member 1, the screw being provided with a terminal 5 adapted to enter a slot 6 in a key 6, by which the screw is rotatable. The screw has a collar 5 adapted to abut against the shoulder formed in the bearing 1. It will now be seen that the socket is prepared to receive a pack of checks by loosening the screw 5, thus permitting the clamping members 1, 2, to swing apart, and is caused to engage and firmly hold the checks by tightening the screw, to lock the said members in checkgripping relation, the jaws l 2 being thus caused to indent'the edges of the checks so that the pack as a whole is inseparable from the socket, the stub portions remaining after the body portions are removed being also inseparable from the socket, until the screw is again loosened. No grooving. of the checks prior to their insertion in the socket is required, the jaws l 2 forming grooves in the checks after the insertion ofthe latter in the socket.
Having described my invention, I claim:
1. A check holder comprising two relatively movable opposed clamping members forming opposite side walls of an openended check-receiving socket, and provided with opposed check-edge-indenting jaws projecting into said socket, said clamping members being also provided with flanges formthe edges of a pack of checks inserted in said socket.
2. A check holder comprising two opposed clamping members forming opposite side walls of an open-ended check-receiving socket, and provided with opposed checkedge-indenting jaws projecting into said socket, said clamping members being also provided with flanges forming an end wall and opposite transverse walls of said socket, means flexibly connecting said clamping members and permitting swinging movements of one member toward and from the other, one member being provided with a tapped socket, and the other member with a shouldered bearing, and a set screw engaging said socket and rotatable in said bearing and having a collar abutting against the shoulder of said bearing, whereby the said members may be adjusted by swinging one relatively to the other to cause said jaws to indent the edges of a pack oi checks inserted in said socket.
3. A check holder comprising two opposed clamping members forming opposite side walls of an open-ended check-receiving socket, and provided with opposed checkedge-indenting jaws projecting into said socket, said clamping members being also provided with flanges forming a sectional end wall and opposite sectional transverse walls of said socket, and with check-sup porting arms projecting from the sections of one of said t 'ansverse walls, and forming an extension of one side of said socket, a metal strip rigidly attached to one of said arms and flexibly connected with the other arm to permit a swinging movement of the latter and the flanged clamping member connected therewith, one member being provided with a tapped socket and the other member with a shouldered bearing, and av set screw engaging said socket and rotatable in said bearing and having a collar abutting against the shoulder of said bearing, whereby the said members may e adjusted by swinging one relatively to the other to cause said jaws to indent the edges of a pack of checks inserted in said socket.
Witnesses ROLAND B. COLE, O. D. UPTON.
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