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J. A. STORM.
\ TICKET DISPENSER.
APPLICATION FILED AUG-5.1915 1,239,981 Patented Sept. 11,1917.
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JAMES A. STORM, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOTS, ASSIGNOB TO THE STORM COMPANY, OF
7 Specification of Letters Patent. Paiggniggd 1 111 119117,
, Application filed. August 5, 1915. Scria1 1 T o.43,735.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it knowna-that I, JAMns A. STORM, a citizen of the United States, residing atGhicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful'lmprovements in Ticket-Dispensers, of which the following is a specification. The invention relates to devices for serving or dispensing tickets, checks, receipts, etc., which are in strip form, and, in some of its features, is concerned more particularly with means for guiding, interrupting and severing so much of the ticket strip asmay be desired.
Objects ofthe invention are to provide a simpleand substantial holder for ticket rolls capable of. being readily constructed from blanks of material cut properly to shape; to
I gether provide means .for periodically halting or interrupting the movement of the ticket strip to apprise the operator of the position of the strip with reference to severing of tickets therefrom; to provide guides for the ticket strip such that bending, buckling or tearing of the material is prevented during movement thereof; and generally to so arrange, construct, and assemble the constituent parts of the device asto render eXpeditious, dependable and accurate the dispensing of tickets from the roll. These and other objects of the invention will in part be obvious, and will in part be set forth hereinafter. V
1n the accompanying drawings referred to herein, and forming a part hereof, and which illustrate one embodiment of the invention:-
Figure 1 is a sideelevation of a device constructed in accordance with the principles of my invention, showing a roll of tickets mounted in operative position; Fig. 2 is a plan viewof the device illustrated in Fig. .1, Fig. 3 is a detail in cross section of the delivery end of the device; Fig. i is a cross section taken on line 4-4: of Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is a cross section on line 55 of Fig. 2; Fig. (3
- is a plan view of twodevices, such as, illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, placedclosely toand illustrating the manner in which the ticket roll may be mounted in staggered relation to enable the devices to lie one againstthe other; Fig. 7 is a view of the blank fromwhichithe ticketroll holder is constructed; Fig. 8 is a view of the blank from which the ticket gulding and severing means are formed; Flg. 9 1s a new of the blank from which the ticket friction button 7 however, when secured to the block, serving to retain the members 10 and 12 in permanent position thereupon.
In Fig. 7 is exhibited the blank from which the roll holder 10 is formed, comprising a base or connecting portion 1 1, from which extend sides 15 slotted as at 16.
c It is intended that these sides should be bent up in parallel relation, 1S shown in Figs. 1 and 2, to retain between them a ticket roll 17 Through a pair of alined slots 16, the ends of a pin or rodl8 may be extended such a pin or rod being passed axially through the ticket roll to thereby lock the same within the holder 10.
In many instances, it is desirable to lo .cate two or more ticket rolls in adjoining positions, as shown in Fig. 6, in which case one of the axial rods 18 is extended through a. pair of slots 16, while the rod 18, passing axially through the adjacent roll, isextended through another pair of slots in such a manner that the positions of the rolls are staggered or alternated with respect to each other. Such an arrangement permits the ends of the rods or pins to protrude a considerable distance beyond the side walls of the roll holder without interference with the adjacent ticket roll or roll holder.
The manner in which two or more dispensers may be placed side by side in operative position to occupy the minimum space is illustrated in Figs. 6 and 10. In the former of these figures, the devices are shown in proximity to each other, while in Fig.10, the dispensers are arranged side by manner 1 described.
side with no intervening. space whatever therebetween, the. protruding ends Otthe axial rods being staggered to not interfere with each other. 7
V In Fig. 8 is shown the blank from which the guide member is constructed, being generally oblong in form with a tongue 19 at one end, a second tongue 20 at the other end, an, open-mg 21 in the tongue 20, a t1ne22-of the sameshape and size as the opening 21, the space from which said tine is struckbeing registered with the opening 21 when the tongue20 is bent in operative position, a transverse slot between the opening'21 and the tine 22, and a number of other elongated tines 2st extending longitudinally ofthe blank. When bent into serviceable form, the tonguel?) and tine 22 are extended at substantially right angles to the blank, being capable of overlying the edges 'of'the base or block 13. Fastening means, such as a nail or screw, may be driventhrough the tongue 19 and tine 22 to securethe ticket guide in place. i
-The tines 2d are each bentx up at right angles to theblank to form guides for the ticket .strip, the lines of bend being dotted. In like manner, the outer elongated. edge portions 25 of the blank are bent perpendicularly to form outside walls upon the ticket guide. The tongue 20 is bent up and back upon the blank through substantlally 180 de rees its extreme end bein curved r3 7 D upwardly, as shown in Fig. 3. When so bent, the transverse slot 23 constitutes the delivery end of the device, the ticket strip issuing therethrough. 'As previously. explained, the opening 21 will register with the space from which the tine 22 isstruck when the tongue is bent to position in the The purpose of these double registering openings, between which the ticket strip is passed, is to enable the operator to engagewith his fingers the strip from above and below to feed the same along.
The friction button 12, which remains to be considered, is shown in blank form in Fig. 9. This comprises a central tongue 26, formed by slits extending inwardly from one side thereof, this construction resulting also in the formation of outer tongues 27. Two or more depressions or friction buttons 28 are provided as shown, these being intended to :lie in the path of the strip edge which is commonly notched at intervals.
The three elements 10, 11 and 12, whose construction has been described in detail, are designed to. lock together in operative relation, when mounted upon a suitable block or base, such as that illustrated. and described. In assembling, the sides 15 of the ticket holder 10 are passed upwardly through two of the spaces in the ticket guide which'resultfrom the bending to position of the tines 24. The outside walls 25, as well as the unbroken portions of materlal connecting the central and outer portions of the ,ticket guide, serve to determine accurately the assembled position :of the ticket'holder. The friction button is likewise fastened in position upon the guide, its outside tongues .27 being passed through the ends of two of thespacesin the ticket guide resulting from the bending to position of the tines 24, at terwhich=the tongues are bent fiat against the underside of the guide. The ticket button, when thus positioned, is securelyifastened'in place. i To facilitatepassage otthe ticket: strip beneath thelcentral tongue '26,
its free edge iscurved upwardly, as appears best in Fig; 3. The three elements 10?, 11
and 12 arev operatively ,andpermanently locked together, when ;the ticket guide is secured to the base or blocklir, as previously explained. g V Y In use, a roll offticket-strip 'isplaoed .wit-hin-itheholder,-the ends of the "axial rod 18" lyingawithin .two of the slots 16-. The roll which rests upon the surfaceuof the guide member unwinds the stria*in-thefdirection; of the "delivery endot'. theguide,
which, as I have statedyterminates the transverse slot 23. "The .strip'passes along the surface ofthe guide, between andadjacent the bent up tines 2a whichdeterniine its course, beneath the friction button 12 which engages the edge portions of the strip,
beneath ,the bent back ftongneT20,and emerges outthrough the slot-23. The .ad-
vancement of'the strip. is marked by periodic H hesitations or halts,"due. to successive engagement of: .the buttons '28 w1thinthe notches inthe strip edge. In order toinsure this hesitation or halting action, ELDCbtllGI- by apprise-the operator of the number of tickets'or amount otlstrip being advaiiced,
it is contemplated that' thefriction button I should. be formed of such a material, or be so mounted as to exert the proper retarding effect. The buttons28 are located with re -1 spect: to the delivery end of thedevice, a
distance which is coincident withthe length of one 01: more tlCkGtS on the strip, sothat, when thebuttons are engaged wlthina pair notches will lie immediately adjacent the delivery end of the device The severing of of notches in the strip edge, another pair of portion of the strip, which. causes the mate 1 delivery end of the device. In this manner, thefd'eslred number of tickets may be sevcred: from the strip. Manifestly, as will be rial to be torn in a straight line across the seen by referenc'e to:F.igs. 2, 3"and4,-the ticket strip'is held tomovement in astraight line by the tines 24-, and bending, buckling or tearingof the stripiavithin thedeviceis likewise prevented by the support afforded to the strip in its advancement over asmooth continuous surface "and beneath the friction button and tongue 20.
The rearward edges of the tongue 20 and the surface of the guide constituting, in
effect, a closed chute through which the strip emerges. The advantage of this construction is especially apparent when a new roll of strip must be projected through the guide to replace another roll just used up. At such times, the tendency is greatest for the strip to buckle or bend up within the guide, thereby clogging itspassage. Furthermore, the delivery end of the guide which is formed by turning back the tongue 20, presents at its extremity two edges, one above and the other below the strip, either of which serves as a cutting edge over which the strip may be torn off. It will be observed, moreover, that a substantially unbroken surface extends from end to end of the guide, the walls 24 serving to direct movement of the ticket strip in a straight line, and the reinforcing walls 25 imparting the necessary longitudinal strength to the structure over its entire length.
The device herein shown and described may conveniently be formed from sheet metal, the blanks being readily cut to shape as by the use of appropriate dies. lVhen assembled for purposes of operation, it is manifest that no nuts, bolts, screws, rivets orparts of any kind are required, the elements being held firmly together when the guide is fastened or screwed to a suitable base or block. Obviously, such a construction of ticket dispenser presents a minimum of parts, is practically fool-proof, and eliminates as far as possible all likelihood of trouble or breakage which commonly arises from a multiplicity of parts or complicated mechanism.
1. A ticket dispenser, including in com bination, a guide of sheet metal bent to provide sides for a portion of its length to constitute in effect a U-shaped member wlthin 2. A dispenser for ticket strips, including, in combination, a guide for the strip formed of a single piece of sheet material provided with a transverse slot near the delivery en d thereof, the delivery end of the guide being bent back uponitself upon a line intern-sect ing the transverse slot whereby the edges of the slot constitute the extremity of the guide from which the strip is issued, and over either of which the strip maybe torn off, substantially as described.
3. A dispenser for ticket strips, including, in combination, a guide for the strip formed of a single piece of sheet material provided with two complementary openings situated longitudinally of each other near the delivery end of the guide, and provided further with a transverse slot intermediate said complementary openings, the delivery end of the guide being bent back upon itself upon a line intersecting the transverse slot to bring the two complementary openings into register, whereby the strip of ticket extending beneath the bent back portion of the guide and out through the transverse slot may be fed along by pressure of the fingers applied upon opposite sides of the strip through said openings, substantially as described.
4. A dispenser for notch edged ticket strips, including, in combination, a guide for the strip formed of a single piece of sheet material having portions thereof bent up to provide lateral supports for the strip, and having a transverse slot near the delivery end thereof, the delivery end of the guide being bent back upon itself upon a line intersecting the t 'ansverse slot whereby the edges of the slot constitute the extremity of the guide from which the strip is issued, and over either edge of which the strip may be torn oil, and a friction button positioned upon the guide a distance of one or more ticket lengths from the delivery end thereof arranged to engage successively within the notches of the strip, whereby movement of the strip is periodically halted at intervals coincident with advancement of ticket notches to a point adjacent the delivery end of the guide, substantially as described.
5. A dispenser for notch edged ticket strips, including, in combination, a guide for the strip formed of a single piece of sheet material bent up to provide lateral supports for the strip, and a friction element upon the guide comprising a tension element arranged to engage successively within the notches of the strip, and tongues struck from the friction element arranged to lock through portions of the guide not traversed bythe strip, whereby the friction element is permanently secured in position upon the guide, substantially as described.
6. A dispenser for rolls of notch edged ticket strips, including, in combination, a
guide for thestrip formedof a single piece beingshapedlto coijperate, to fixedly establish of. sheet material having elongated tines the pfosltion oftheholder withlrespeetto the 1e struck out; from fElie body thereofbto form guide, substantially as desrcribedd 1 lateral supports 01' the strip a; shaped holder for the strip having its L lHlS extended RM,
in opposite sides of the guide through open- Witnesses: r v ings resultmg from the formation of the EPHRA M BANNINGQ. tines, the arms of the holder and openings WYM. P. BOND.
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