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Publication numberUS1405076 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 31, 1922
Filing dateNov 6, 1920
Priority dateNov 6, 1920
Publication numberUS 1405076 A, US 1405076A, US-A-1405076, US1405076 A, US1405076A
InventorsTiffany Hiero Gillas
Original AssigneeTiffany Hiero Gillas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Selecting machine for cards and other objects
US 1405076 A
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H. TIFFANY. SELECTING MACHINE FOR CARDS AND OTHER OBJECTS.

APPLICATION FILED hOV- 6,1920- Patented Jan. 81, 1922.

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H. G. TIFFANY. SELECTING MACHINE FOR CARDS AND OTHER OBJECTS.

APPLICATION FILED NOV. 6, 19201 Patented Jan. 31, 1922.

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BY W ATTORNEXSZ 1'' cr mes.-

'ninno entries TIFFANY, on Louis, MISSOURI.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Hrnno GILLAS T11- FANY, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Louis, Missouri, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Selecting Machines for Cards and other Objects, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to machines'of the kind that are used for selecting a card or other object from a pack or group of ob- 'jects and withdrawing, or partially with drawing, the selected card from the pack.

The main object of my invention is to provide a machine of the character referred to that is of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture and of such design that it is not liable to get out of order.

Another object is to provide a machine that will select one of a group of cards or other objects of somewhat similar form and move the selected objectinto such a position that practically the entire surface of same will be exposed to view. ther objects and desirable features of my invention will be hereinafter pointed out.

The machine shown herein is designed for use with cards such as aroused in card index systems and preferably comprises a group of card holders arranged in parallel relation and in a vertical position, and mechanism for selecting any card holder in the group and moving the. selected card holder into such a position that the card therein can be easily removed from the pack. I wish it to be understood, however, that my machine carriage in adjusted position.

Figure 4: is a sectional view of said means.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed November 6, 1920.. Serial No.422,348[

" SELECTING MACHINE FGR canes Ann o'rrrnn owners.

Patented Jan.

Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 2 but with the parts in a d fferent position; and V Figure 6 is an end view of the machine, partly brokenv away so as to more clearly illustrate the construction and operation'of the machine. i

Referring to the drawings which illustrate the i w designates a plurality of cards arranged edgewise and in parallel relation so as to form a pack of cards, each of the cards being provided with a diiferentnumber, symbol orcharacter so as to distinguish itfrom the other cards of the cards a is positioned'in a card holder A and said card holders are arranged edgewise and in parallel relation in a tray or receptacle pack, Each of the preferred form of my invention,

B'which maybe of any preferred construction or design. Means is provided for se-' lecting. any particular card holder of the group, and thereafter moving said selected card holder upwardly into the position shownin Figure '6 so that the card therein can be easily removed from the pack, and while said means can be constructed in=vari-, ous ways without departing from the spirit of my invention, I prefer to provide the v M card holder raising mecha machine with-a V nism composed of a vertically-movable memher 0' arranged in front of the card'trav B and equipped with a plurality of card holder selecting devices I) corresponding in number to the card holders A. The selecting. devices are rendered inoperative or moved into engagement with their 00- operating card holders by means of an actuating device E mounted on a carriage F arranged in sucha manner'that it can be moved transversely of the machine so as to bring the actuating device F into registration or alignment with the selectingdevice Dof' any partlcular card holder. After the car riage F has been posltioned-and the device in thereon actuated to cause one of the se lecting devices D to engage Oreo-operate with the holder of the card which it is desired to withdraw or partially withdraw from the pack, the member'C is moved upwardly from the position shown injFigure 5 into the position shown in full lines in Figure Gby depressing 'a lever or handl'e G secured to a rock shaft 1 that is provide'd with arms 2 whose rear ends are connected edgewise and to upwardly-projecting bifurcated brackets 3 on the member C which carries the card holder selecting devices D. WVhile I have herein illustrated my invention embodied in a machine in which'each card holder has associated therewith a selecting device that is rendered operative by an actuating device common to a plurality of selecting devices and mounted on a. transversely-movable carriage, I wish it to be understood that my broad idea is not limited to the particular means herein illustrated for selecting the card holders and moving them into a position to expose or permit the withdrawal of the cards. Nor do I wish it to be understood that a machineoperating on the principle of of the machine herein illustrated must be of the particular construction herein disclosed.

The card holders A can be formed convenicntly from thin metal plates'of approximately the thickness of the cards and provided with an opening or cut out portion of such shape that each holder will comprise two Vertically-disposed, parallel portions arranged at the front and at the rear edge of the card and a horizontally-dis posed portion that ties said vertical portions together and also acts as a support for the lower edge of the card, thus forming a holder that resembles a rectangularly shaped frame whose upper side is open, as shown in Figure 6. The cardholders A are arranged in parallel relation in the tray or receptacle B and are held spaced apart by spacers H preferably formed from thin metal plates of substantially rectangular shape in outline, as shown. in Figure 6, said spacers H being mounted in the card tray B in such a manner that they form verticall -disposed pockets or guideways in which the card holders A can slide vertically. These spacers prevent the card holders from sticking together, thus insuring a selected card holder moving independently of the two holders be tween which it is arranged. Each of the card holders A is provided at its front end with a bifurcated portion that straddles a vertically-disposed plate fl: that extends transversely of the machine and which preferably forms the front wall of the tray or receptacle B in which the card holders A are arranged, thus providing legs or parts 5 at the front ends of the card holders which are located outside of the card tray 13, as shown clearly in Figure 2. If desired, the front end portions of the spacers H can also be bifurcated so as to straddle the transverselydisposed guide plate 4, and thus prevent the parts 5 of the card holders from bearing upon each other. v v

The part of the machine that is arranged in front of the card tray B comprises a horizontally-disposed baseplate 6 provided at its ends with vertiCally-disposed walls '7 that support the horizontal rock shaft 1 previously referred to which forms part of the mechanism for raising and lower ing the member C which carries the card holder selecting devices D. The member C consists of a horizontally-disposed plate arranged parallel to the base plate 6 and pro-' riage F is slidingly mounted on a pair of horizontally-disposed guide rods 9 carried by the walls 7 at the ends of the base plate 6 and the rock shaft 1 is also used as a guide for said carriage, said carriage being provided with a hole through which the rock shaft 1 passes.

The card holder selecting devices D consist of thin metal members of the same or slightly less thickness than the card holders A, and they are mounted on the member C in such a manner that they can move towards and away from the card holders A. As previously stated, a selecting device D is provided for each of the card holders A, and each of said selecting devices is provided at its rear end with a tooth or lug 10 that enters a notch 11 in the front end portion 5 of the card holder with which it co-operates when said selecting device is moved rearwardly from the position shown in Figure 2 into the position shown in Figure 5. After a selecting device D has been moved rearwardly into engagement with its co-operating card holder said selecting device becomes locked automatically by a depending lug 12 on the extreme rear end thereof that snaps downwardly over the rear edge of the member C; The selecting devices D are arranged transversely of the member C in parallel relation with each other and are rockably mounted on a transversely-disposed, horizontal rod 13 carried by the brackets 3 on the member C, each of said selecting devices being provided with an elongated slot 14: so as to provide for the movement of said selecting device towards and away from its co-operating card holder. The selecting devices D are normally held in their retracted position shown in Figure 2 by a spring-pressed bar 15 that bears against depending lugs 16 located at the extreme front ends of the selecting devices D, said bar 15 being arranged in front of the member 0 in parallel relation to same 18on the bar 15 which projects rearwardly into holes in the member C. Short spacers 17 of thevsame thickness asthe spacers H between the card holders are arranged be tween the selecting devices D so as to insure said selecting devices-moving independently of each other, and means is provided for pressing thefspacers '17 and the selecting devices D closely together, which means may consist of a, coiled expansion spring 18 on the rod 13, asshown in broken lines in Figure 1. It isflalso preferable to use a similar spring or spring-pressed. plunger 19, as shown in Figure 1,-so as to press the card holders A and their co-operative spacers close together.

The actuating device E on the transversely-movable carriage F consists of a substantially bell-crank-shaped lever pivotally movement of? said selectingv device, thus causing the dependinglocking lug-12 at the rear end of the selecting device to snap downwardly into engagement with the rear edge of the member C When said selecting device reaches its rearward position. :This is, clearly illustrated in 'Figure 5 of the drawings, wherein one of the selecting devices is sh'own locked in its rearward position. The actuating device E is normally held in andinoperative position or spaced slightly away from the selecting-devices by a meanswhich may consist of a coiled tension spring 21 connectedat its upper end to the carriage and at its lower end to a portion of the depending leg. of the device E. which carries the cam-20. Said device E is rocked or moved into engagement with one of the selecting devices by depressingtthe front end of'the'horizontal arm of, said device, the machine herein illustrated being provided with a plunger 22 that is reciprocatingly mounted in the carriage F at a point in alignment with the horizontal, leg of the actuating device E. i

The member C which carries the selecting devices D is normally held spaced slightly above the base plate 6 by" a plurality of spring-pressed plungers 23 that are mounted in said base plate, as shown in Figures 1 and 5. The purpose of supporting the member C invthis manner is to permit 'sai'd-memberC to move downwardly slightlywith relation to a tripping element 24 arranged parallel to the rear edge of same, so as to automatically trip or release the operative selecting devices when the member O is moved downwardly during the operation ofrestoring a card holder toiits normal position, As shown in V Figure 2, the tripping element 24: consists of a transversely-disposed bar or-shoulder on the base plate 6 arranged at therear edge of the member C, the top face of said bar 24 lying in a lower horizontal plane than the top face. of the member C. When one of the selecting devices D is moved rearwardly and locked by the engagement of the depending lug 12 thereon with the rear edge of the member G, the tripping element 24 then becomes positioned underneathj'said lug 12. a When the operating handle or'flever G is thereafter swungzupwardlyto re store the member C to its; normal position,-

said member C will move downwardly with suflicient force todepress the springpressed plungers 23 arranged underneath said member C, and the tripping element 24 will then strike against the locking lug 12 on the operative selecting device and move the rear end of said selecting device; upwardly sufliciently to release it from engagement'with said member C. As soon as said 'selecting device is released 1t will move forwardly under: the influence of the spring-pressed- The position of the carriage F with rela bar 15.

tion'to the selecting devices 1) is, governed by numbers, characters or symbols arranged on a stationary part of;the-machine-adja-, cent the path of travelzofsaid carriage. Ifv

the cards m are distinguisl1ed .;from each other by numbers on said cards .a set of corresponding numbers, ,will be arranged" adjacent the path of travel ofthecarriage F so as to enable the operator to quickly set said carriage in such a positionthatjthe. actuating device E thereon will register'with; the selecting device D that c0f-operateswith the holder A which containsthe card-that-it,

is desired toinspect or withdraw from:--the machine. In the machine herein showntwo sets or groups of notches are arranged trans.- versely of the machine at opposite sides of a slot or opening in the top plate 25 through which the upper endportion 26;ofthe car:

riage F projects, the notches, of the respece.

tive groups or sets being arranged .in stag.-

gered'relation to each other and those on one side of the slot being provided with odd numbers, for example, the numbers 1, 3,15,

7, 9: etc, andthose on the other side ,of the provided with even numbers, for

slot being example, the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. ,1

the carriage F in adjusted position, the

arious means can be .used c for locking sisting of two oppositely-disposedplungers 27 reciprocatingly mounted in the topporrl tion 26 ofthe carriage F, springsi-28,com-iz bined with saidplungersffor normally hold-:-

ing them in1a retractedpositionyanda lever I or other manually-operable, device 29j-pivotally mounted on the carriage 'F'and-ar ranged'so that whenitismoved in one, direction one of said plungers will be moved its co-operatingnotches.

' the Opposite direction the other plunger 27 will be moved into engagement with one of The lower end of thelever 29 bears upon an arch-shaped resilient element 30, as shown in Figure 4. that holds said lever in the position to which it has been moved, thus operating to lock the carriage F in adjusted position.

WVhen it is desired to inspect or withdrawa particular card w from the pack in the card holder B, the operator moves the carriage F transversely of the machine until one of the plungers 27 on said carriage registers with the notch whose number corresponds to thenumber of the card which it is desired to inspect or remove from the machine. For example, if the card to be inspected or Withdrawn from the machine is: numbered 8, the operator shifts the carriage F laterally until one of the plungers 27 thereon registers with the notch marked with the numeral 8 and then locks said carriage in adjusted position by moving the lever 29 so as to force the plunger into engagement with the notch marked 8. lVhen the carriage is in this position the actuating device E thereon is in alignment with the selecting device D which co-operates with the holder A containing card No. S. The operator then depresses the finger plunger 22 so to cause the actuating device E to set up or render operative the selectlng device which co-operates with the card holder containing card No. 8, the rocking movement that is imparted to the device E] causing the cam- 20 thereon to shift the selecting dedescribed. -presses the operating handle G so as to raise vice D rearwardlyinto engagement with the notch 11 in the front portion 5 of the card holder and said selecting device becoming automatically looked as soon as it reaches the end of its rearward stroke, as previously Thereafter, the operator dethe member C which carries the selecting devices D, the upward movement of sald member C causing the card holder A whlch is in interlocking engagement with the oper' ative selecting device D to move upwardly into the position shown in Figure 6. After said card holder has been moved into this position the card a: thereon can be inspected without removing it from the holder, or the card can be lifted out of the holder and removed from the machine. Thereafter, when rear edge of the member C, thereby permit:

ting said selecting device to move forwardly under the influence of the spring-pressed bar 15. After the carriage F has been released by manipulating the lever 29 which co-oper notch whose number corresponds with the number of the card which is to'be replaced; the actuating device E on the carriage is.

then moved or operated so as to set-up the selecting device that co-operates with the holder for that particular card and theoperating handle G is thereafter depressed so as to elevate the empty card holder. After tl1e' card has been replaced in its holderzthe oper ating handle G is restored to its former position, which operation depresses the card:

holder and automaticallyreleases the oper-- ative selecting device.

WVhen the machine is a large number of cards, for example, sev era-l thousand cards, I. prefer to build it in units, each of which holds a certain number of cards, and provide a carriage and actuating device for each unit. This is of considerable advantage, in" that it enables the owner of the machine to easilyincrease the capacity of the machine by: adding additional units or sections from time to time.

It will be obvious, however, that a single carriage provided with an, actuating devicecould be used for settin up all of the selecting devices of the mac ine. A machine of the construction above describedran be manufactured at a low cost, dueto the fact that the parts of a similar character are duplicates of each other and canbe formed by a simple stamping operation. And still another desirable feature of such a machine is that it is not liable to. get out of order,

due to its simple construction. The fact that the cards are raised'a relatively great disdesigned for holding.

tance-is also of considerableadvantage, as r it often permits the operator to inspect a card and obtain the desired information from same without bodily removing the'card from the machine.

' Having thus described my inventiomwhat I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: p

1. A machine for selecting cards and other objects, comprising a group of verticallydisposed holders arranged in parallel relaranged in parallel relation and each adapted.

and 'a manually operatcd means capable of being moved lengthwise of said movable member for selecting any holder of the group and connecting it with said movable member so that when said member-is actuated the the other holders of the group.

2. A machine -for selecting cards and other objects, comprising a group of holders arranged in parallel relation and each adapted to contain an object of the kind which the machine is designed to handle, a group of selecting devices corresponding in number to said holders, a shiftable means capable of 7 being moved into operative relationship with any'one'of said selecting devices for coupling up a particular selecting device wit-l1 its co-operative holder,.and means for moving the selected holder-relatively to the other holders of the group, so as to permit the obj ect therein to be inspected or removed from the holder. 1

3. A machine for thepurpose described, comprising means" for holding a pack of cards or objects of somewhat similar form in parallel relation to eachother, a selecting device for each card of the pack, a shiftable means capable of being moved intoone of a number of diflerent positions and then operated for setting up or rendering operative a particular selecting device of 'the'group, and means for causing said selecting device towithdraw or partially withdraw from the pack the card withwhich said selecting devlce is associated.

4c. A machine for selecting cards andother objects, comprising a group of holders arranged in parallel relation and each adapted to hold an object, amovable member that eX- tends transversely across. one end of said group of holders, devices on said member capable of being moved independently of each other for connecting said'member with anyholder or" the group, and means for moving said member soas to shift the selected holder relatively to the other holders of the group.

5; A machine for selecting cards'and other objects, comprising a group of holders arto hold an object, a group of selecting'devices, an actuating device adapted to be moved into operative relationship with any one of said selecting devices and thereafter operated so as to establish co-operative relationship between the selected selecting device and the holder with which said device (to-operates, and means for imparting movementt'o theselecting device that has'been set up or rendered operative so as to shift the 7 selectedholder relatively to the'otherholders of the group.

6. A machine for the purpose described,

comprising means for holding a group of cards orother objects in a vertical position in parallel relation with each other, a group of selecting devices corresponding in number to the-objects of said group, ashiftable means capable of being moved into one oi a number of different posltions'and then operated so as to set up or render operative the selecting device that is associated with the object which it is desired to inspect or withdraw from the group, and means for bodily moving said operatlve selectlng devlce' 'so 'as to shift or change thef position of the obj ect witr which said selecting device isgassociate 7.7 A machine for selecting cards and other objects, comprising a group of holders. ar-- ranged vertically and in parallel relation and each'adapted to hold a cardforother ob ject, a movable member provided with a group of selecting devices correspondingin number to said holders,a carriage provided with an actuating device common to a" plu-. rallty of selecting devices and adapted to be movedrelatively to same so as to cause said actuating device to register with a particu lar selecting device, said actuating device being'adapted to be moved so as to' cause one of said selecting devices to engage its" co-operating holder, and means for-moving ing said movable-member so as to'shift or, change the position of the holder which co operates with the selectingdevice thathas' i been setup or rendered operative.

8. A machine for the purpose described, comprising a group of holders arranged in a vertical position and'in' parallel relation" and each adapted. to hold a card or otherobject a y' o vable member arranged in proximity to said group"of'holders, a group of selectlng devices on said vertlcallymovable" member, a carriage arranged r0 movc transverselyof'said group ofselecting device's, an actuating device on said carriage, which, when operated, causes one of said selecting devices to engage its co operating'holdenandmeans for raising said vertically-movable member so as to cause the operative selecting device thereon to raise its co-op'eratin'g holder. 1 I

9. A machine for the purposedescribed,

comprising a group of holders arranged in parallel relation and adapted to hold cards or other objects which are, distinguished from each other" by numbers','characters or symbols, a-selecting device associated with each of said holders'and arranged at one end of same in longitudinal alignment with the holder, means for showingthe relationship between said selecting devices and the objects in said holders, a shiftable means capable of being moved transversely of the group of holders for coupling-any one of said selecting devices with its co-operating holder, and means for bodily shifting said operative selecting device so as to shift or move the selected holder relatively to the other holders of the group.

10. A machine for the purpose described, comprising a. group of vertically-disposed holders arranged in parallel relation and each adapted to hold a card or other object equipped with a number, character or symbol that distinguishes it from the objects in the other holders, a movable member equipped with a group of selecting devices corresponding in number to said holders, means for showing the relationship between each of said selecting devices and the object in the holder with which said selecting device co-operates, a device common to a plurality of said selecting devices that is adapted to be operated so as to couple up a particular selecting device with its co-operating holder, and means for actuating said movable member so as to effect a change in the position of the selected holder with relation to the other holders of the group.

11. A machine for the purpose described, comprising a group of. holders arranged in a Vertical position and in parallel relation to each other, each of said holders being adapted to contain a card or other object, a vertically-movable member arranged in one side of said group of holders and extending transversely of same, selecting devices on said movable member, a transversely-movable carriage provided with .an actuatingv device that is adapted to be brought into registration with one of said selecting devices and thereafter moved so as to cause said selecting device to engage its co-operating holder, and means for raising said movable member so as to displace the selected holder.

12. A machine of the character described, comprising a group of elements, each of which is adapted to cooperate with one card or object of a pack of objects, a movable member arranged in proximity to said elements, selecting devices on :said movable member corresponding in number to said elements, a notch in each of said elements for receiving its co-operating selecting device, means for moving a particular selecting device on said member with relation to the other. selecting devices so as to establish cooperative relationship between same and its co-operating element, and means for moving said member, for the purpose described.

1-3. In a machine for selecting cards and other objects, a group of selecting devices corresponding in number to the total number of cards or objects which the machine is adapted to handle, a movable member that carries a plurality of said. selecting devices, means for setting up or automatically looking any one of the selecting devices on said movable member, said member being adapted to be moved so as to shift or change the position of the object with which the operative selecting device co-operates, and means a card or other object, a vertically-movable member arranged transversely of said group of holders at one side of same, selecting devices on said member arranged in alignment with said holders, means for moving anyselecting' device of the group into engagement with its co-operating holder, means for antomatically. locking the selecting device that has been set up or rendered operative, means for raisingand lowering said movable member for the purpose described, and means for automatically releasing the operative selecting device when said. member is restored to its former position, r

15. A machine forthe purpose described, coniprisinga group of holders arranged vertically and in parallel relation to eachother,

ranged in alignment avith said holders,

means for moving any one of said selecting devices rearwardly into engagement with its co-operating holder, means for-raising said movable member so as to shlft theholderthat co-operates with the operative selecting device, and means for preventing sa d operative selecting device from being disengaged from its co-operating holder while said member is being raised.

16.. Ainachine for the purpose described, comprising a group of holders arranged vertically and in parallel relation to each other, a vertically-movable member arranged transversely in front of said holders, selecting devices on said movable member arranged in alignment with said holders, means that normally holds said selecting devices in an inoperative position with relation to said holders. and means under control of the operator of the machine for causing any. one of sald selecting devices to belmoved' into locking engagement with its co-operating holder, said member being adapted to be thereafter moved for'the purpose described.

V 17. A machine for the purpose described, comprising a group of holders arranged vertically and in parallel relation to each other, a vertically-movable member ar ranged transversely in front of said holders,

shiftable selecting devices on .saidmember arranged in alignment with said holders, a resilient means for normally holding. said selecting devices inoperative with relation said member, 'shiftable I selectingv devices on said member arranged in alignment with said holders, a: transversely movable car-.7

riage, and an actuating device-on said carriage that is adapted to be operated so as to shift one of said selecting devices rear- Wardly into engagement withrits co-operating holder.

19. A machine for the purpose described, comprising a group of holders arranged vertically and in parallel relation to each other, a vertically-movable member arranged transversely of said holders in front of same, means for raising and lowering said member, shiftable selecting devices on to its normal position.

said member arranged in alignment with 'said holders, a transversely-movable car riage, an actuating devlce on said carriage that is adapted to be operated so as to shift 7 one of said selecting devices rea'rwardly into engagement with its co-operating holder,

means for automatically looking the operative selectingdevice .while said member is 'belng raised and lowered, and means for automatically releasing said operative 7 selecting devlce when said member is restored 20. A machine for the purpose described, comprlsing a group of holders arranged in parallel relation to each other, spacers between said holders, a movable member, shift-- able selecting devices on said movable member arranged in longitudinal alignment with said holders, a carriage arranged to travel lengthwise of said member and provided withan actuating device that is iadaptedto be operated so as to shift one of the selecting devices on said member into engagement with its co-open ting holder, and means for bodily moving said member so as to cause;

, the operative selecting device thereon to ef feet a change in the posltion of the holder with which said operative selecting device oo-operates. v

21. A machine for the purpose described, comprising a plurality of holders arranged vertically and in parallel relation to each other and each adapted to hold a cardror other object, each of said holders being pro; vided at one end with a bifurcatedportlon, a vertically-disposedplate straddled byth'e oally j movab'le member arranged transversely in front of said holders, selecting devices on said "member{corresponding infnumber to said holders, a rock shaft provided with meansffor raising andlowering said member when' said shaftyis actuated, a transbifurbated portions of said' holders,a verti versely-shiftable carriage, and an actuating device'on said carriage that isladapted to be operated-so as to "move anyone of-saidse- .lectingf devices into engagement with its co operating 'holder 22. Armachine' -for y p comprising a; plurality of holders arranged Verticallyand 111-: ara11e1 relation to each othenand each adaptdtdhold a card or other object, each'of said holders being pro vided at one end with a bifurcated portion, a vertically-disposed plate straddled by the purpose described, a 7

bifurcated portionsof said holders, a ver-;

tically mova'ble member arranged trans-L versely in ,front ofsaid holders, selectlng devices on" said member correspondingin number tosaid holders, arockfshaft; provided with means for- .ra1s1ng and lowering said member when said shaft is actuated, a transverselyfshiftable c arr1age,.an actuatmg device on said carnage that is-"adapted to be operated so as to moveanyone of said 1 V selecting devices lnto engagement with its;

co-operating holder, and means arranged in proximityto the path ofv movement ofsaidf carriage for showing where the carriage s the operatiori of to be positioned to effect any particular holder. g

23. In a machineiffor 'selecting cards and other objects, a movable member that is adapted tozbe operatedsoias to bodily shift a selected objectrelatively to the other ob; jects of thegroup, a plurality of Selecting, devices arranged transversely of said mem ber, asupporting 11183113011 said member on which saidselecting devices are -rockably mounted,;an actuating device for shifting i any one=of said selecting devices'relatiyely' to the other selecting devices of the group and also-tilting same,;and lugs on said-selecting devices that are. adapted to co-0p er-,

lock the operative selecting device.

24. A inachine for selecting cards'and other objects, compris1nga plurality of transversely of same, vertical end walls on said base plate, a vert1cally-movable-mematewith one edge of said member so as'to if holders arranged in parallel relation to each other and each adapted to contain a card or' Similar object, a horizontally-disposed basev plate arranged in front of said holders,

ber guided'by said end walls, means for raising and lowering said member, selecting 1 25 devices on said member arranged alignment with sa d holders, a support ng means earned by sa d .end walls, ailaterally mov able carriage on said supporting means, and r an actuating means on said carriage that is adapted to be; operated so as to establish co-operative relationship between any one of said selecting devices and its too-operating holder.

7 A machine for selecting cards and other ob ects, comprising. a plurality of holders arrangedin parallel relation to each other and each adapted to contain a card or similar object, a horizontally-disposed base "plate arranged "in front of said holders transversely of same; vertical end walls on said base plate;'avertlcally-movable member guided by said end a1-ls,means for ra'is ing and lowering said member, selecting devices on said member: arranged in alignment with said holders, a supporting means-carried'by said end-walls, a laterally-movable carriage onsaid supportingmeans,.an actuating means on said earrlage' that is adapted to be operated so as to establish co-operabase plate arranged in such a position that it will automatically'release' the operative selecting device when sa d: vertically-movable member is restored to its normal position., I r

HIERO GILLAS TIFFANY.

Referenced by
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US4831758 *Aug 22, 1988May 23, 1989Seeburg Phonograph CorporationJukebox display unit
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/510
International ClassificationG06K21/02
Cooperative ClassificationG06K21/02
European ClassificationG06K21/02