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REVERSIBLE RAILROAD TICKET HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 24. 1920.
Patented June 15, 1920.
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WILLIAM LEVY, OF PATERSON, NEW JERSEY.
REVERSIBLE RAILROAD-TICKET HOLDER.
Specificaton of Letters Patent.
Patented June 15, 1920.
Application filed February 24, 1920. Serial No. 360,801.
To all whom it may wncrn:
Be it known that I, lVILLIAM LEVY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Paterson, in the County of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented an Improved Beversible Railroad-Ticket Holder, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a device for holding railroad tickets, and one of the objects of the invention is to provide a device of this character carried on the backs oi. railroad seats and adapted to be easily reversed when the seats are reversed.
Another object of this invention is to provide a ticket holder having transparent walls, whereby the ticket may be exposed to view.
Another object of the invention is to prevent the usual delay to the conductor, and to avoid the unnecessary inconvenience to passengers.
Another object of this invention is to provide a device of this character composed of few parts, which may be easily and cheaply assembled, and which will function in a reliable and efiicient manner.
Other and further objects will appear as the description proceeds.
In order that the invention may be the better understood, I now proceed to describe the same in relation to the drawings hereunto annexed.
Like reference numerals refer to similar parts throughout the description.
In the drawings:
Figure l is a perspective view of one form of my nvention, partly broken away, and attached to the back of a railroad seat.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of another form of the holder.
To the upper edge of the conventional railroad seat back, which is here designated by the numeral l, are Secured the bearing members 2, 2, to which are pivotally'connected by means of pintles 3, the leaves 4.
Hingedly connected to the leaves 4:, as shown at 5, is the holder proper, designated by the numeral 6. This member 6 which is U-shaped in general form, comprises two upwardly extending arms 7, and a base portion 8. It will be understood that the member 6 may be cast in one piece or be stamped from sheet metal.
To the opposite sides of the base portion 8 are suitably Secured the walls 9, made preferably of transparent material. There are thus provided two open pockets adapted to easily and securely receive the ticket.
In the form o' holder shown in Fig. 2, which is also connected to the seat in the manner above described, the base portion 8' is of substantially the same width as the upwardly extending arms 7.
Two walls,'ll, and 12, preferably made of transparent material, are suitably attached to one side of the arms 7 and base portion 8". lVall 12, as shown, is somewhat shorter than wall ll, so as to facilitate the insertion and removal of the ticket.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that I have provided a ticket holder which may be readily applied to the back of any railway seat, and one which is particularly applicable for use in connection with railway seats of the slidng type. It will, of course, be understood that when the seat is reversed the ticket holder is swung to the opposite side of the back.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A railroad ticket holder comprising a leaf pivotally connected to a seat back, an arm hingedly connected to said leaf, said arm provided with means for holding a ticket.
2. A reversible ticket holder comprising bearing members Secured to the upper edge of a seat back, a leaf carried by said bearing members, an arm hingedly connected to said leaf, said arm being provided with a pocket.
3. A railway ticket holder comprsing a leaf, said leaf 'adapted to be pivotally connected to a seat-back, an arm pivotally connected to said leaf and provided with a pocket adjacent its free end.
4. A railway ticket holder comprising bearing members, leaves pivotally connected thereto, a U-shaped ticket holder pivotally connected to the free ends of said leaves, and having Secured thereto ticket retaining walls.
A device of the character described including means 'or holding a ticket, connecting means extending from the ticket holding means to the upper edge of a seat-back, said connecting means being such that the ticket holding means may lie in a substantially vertical plane on either side of the seat-back.
Signed this 21st day of February, 1920.