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Publication numberUS1339823 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1920
Filing dateFeb 13, 1919
Priority dateFeb 13, 1919
Publication numberUS 1339823 A, US 1339823A, US-A-1339823, US1339823 A, US1339823A
InventorsHarbaugh Paul C
Original AssigneeHarbaugh Paul C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ticket-dispensing device
US 1339823 A
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Patented May 11, 1920.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 11, 1920.

Application filed February 13, 1919. Serial No. 276,806.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, PAUL C. HARBAFIGH, a citizen of the United States, and a resldent of the city of Portland, county of Multnomah, State of Oregon, have invented a cer:

tain new and useful'lmprovement in Ticket- Dispensing Devices, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a container for a ribbon of consecutive tickets, and to provide the container with means for retarding the pulling out of the ribbon of tickets to the extent that it shall require a pull of the hand to do so, and also to prevent the reinsertion of theribbon of tickets, or the pushing back in again of the pulled out portion thereof.

' The manner in which'I attain the object of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

F igure'l is a perspective View of a case embodying my invention, with a portion of the near side of the case broken away so as to disclose the interior arrangement;

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal, vertical section thereof approximately taken on line 2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 shows a portion of the ribbon of tickets; a

Fig. lis adetail of a preferred construction of the resilient finger forming part of the means preventing the reinsertion of the puged out portion of the ribbon of tickets; an

Fig. 5 is a larger-scale diagrammatic illustration of the operation of the means for preventing the reinsertion of the pulled out portion of the ribbon of tickets.

The case, a, may be of any convenient construction, the upper partproviding a housing for the merchandise, separated by a partition, 0, into a plurality of parallel, longitudinally extending compartments, and having a hinged cover d.

The lower part of the case is divided by suitable partitions into a plurality of compartments, as e, for holding a ribbon of tickets 7. A transverse guide bar 9 is provided, over which .to draw the free end f of the ribbon of tickets. )ver the compartments 2 is provided :a fixed support it, which support, if my case is constructed as shown in the drawings, may constitute the flooring of the upper part of the case. The main purpose, however, of the supporting member h is to support the resilient finger 2', which is secured to the support it by rivet pins 1', or otherwise as convenient. The free extremity of the resilient finger, i, is provided with a point, as shown at is in Fig. 4, or with a plurality of points, as shown by k in Fig. l. r

A guide-way 1, of substantial length, is provided, over which to pull the ribbon of tickets, and the guideway is covered by a cover which may be of a sheet of glass, as m, the purpose of this cover being to disclose the ribbon of tickets, but prevents the same being lifted off the guideway 1. The inner end of the guideway is preferably inclined, and the free extremity of the resilient finger i bears on the inner end of said guideway. The floor or supporting member 17b is movable or removable so as to facilitate the insertion of the ribbon of tickets.

The operation of my device is. as follows:

The ribbon of tickets, 7, is folded, as shown, and placed in the compartment 6.

'The free end f of the ribbon of tickets is then drawn over the transverse guide bar 9 and over the guideway Z. The front end a of the guideway Z being cut away so as to facilitate the seizing of the first ticket of the ribbon of tickets with the fingers. The top or supporting member h is then arranged in place, in so doing causing the free pointed end of the resilient finger i to bear on the inclined end Z ofthe guideway Z.

1 The resilient finger a may be constructed as more clearly shown in Fig. 5, that is to say, provided with a springmember 0, in order to cause the free end of the resilient finger z'to bear on said inclined end Z of the guideway Z.

As now evident, the resilient finger performs two functions. In the first place it retards the pulling out of the ribbon of tickets sufficiently as to require some effort on the part of the operator, and in the second place it prevents the reinsertion or pushing back in again of the pulled-out portion of the ribbon of tickets. The pulledout section of the ticket is detached by tearing the same ofi.

I claim:- I

In a ticket dispensing device, a compartment for holding aribbon of tickets, a bar secured to and depending from the top of the compartment and forming a guide over and on which the ribbon of tickets is to be ribbon immediately above the downwardly curved portion of said guideway, whereby such ticket ribbon is maintained in a non- 10 straight form betweenthe guide bar and guideway.


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U.S. Classification312/34.7, 225/52, 225/41, 225/54, 225/32
International ClassificationG07B3/02, G07B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07B3/02
European ClassificationG07B3/02