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Publication numberUS1466444 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 28, 1923
Filing dateApr 25, 1922
Publication numberUS 1466444 A, US 1466444A, US-A-1466444, US1466444 A, US1466444A
InventorsE. W. Brower
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Table eor computing excess-baggage sates
US 1466444 A
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Aug. 28, 1923. 1.466.444

E. W. BROWER (TABLE FOR COMPUTING EXCESS BAGGAGE RATES Filed April 25. 1922 710; z v .1 Ed

i calculations by such employee; and with Patented Aug. 28 1923.

-' name sta -res EDWARD snow-122 a, or'rntfsHINe, NEW roan,

TABLE m coivrrur ue nxoEs's-BAGeAGE Barns Application-filed'April'25, 1922. Serial no. 55s,45'0."-"-3 Be it known thatL EDWARD W. BRO-WEB, a citizen of the Unlted States,and residing at Flushing, Long 1 Island,- in the county of 10 mm it may concern.

} Queens and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tables for Computing I Excess-Baggage Rates, of which the following'is a specification, such as will enable those skilled in'the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. i 4 f This invention relatesto a table or' chart for use in computing excess ba'ggage rates and is designed particularly? for use by those handling bagga e to be checked and shipped from one point to another by railroads'who allow the shipment of apredeter'mining weight of baggage for each indiidual free and Without charge but, in'the event of excess weight of the baggageof an individual a charge is made by the railroad; and the object of my inventionjis'to provide a table or chart which is to be used by those employed by the railroad for handling such ba 'a e'whereb the'char es foreXcess-ba CC C f! 2-9 gage be instantly andaccurately determined without the necessity of mathematical this and other objects in view the invention consists in a table or chartof'the class and forthe purpose specified which'is simple in constructionand-efficient in use, and which is'constructed and arranged'as hereinafter 'setout' V T heinvention'is fully disclosed in the following specificatiom of which the accompanying drawing forms'a part, saiddraW- ins: being a plan View ofa table or chart with part of the data arranged thereon. V a In the drawing I have shown,"for illustrating one use of my invention,- a table or chart 1 whichmay be composed of a' sheet of paper, canvas or the like, or may be composodoi cardboard or other-suitable mate- 'rial and, in practice, this chart is divided into itwentyvertical columns 2 by vertical lines 3 and into a multiplicity of horizontal rows l by horizontal lines 5. The columns 2 are provided at the top thereof and approximately centrally thereof with the numerals one to twenty dollars ($1; to $20') reading from left to right as shown at 6, maybe horizontal rows are divided into nineteen sections designated by the numerals 5 10, 15 and 20, etc. up to 95, said numerals being the drawing.

from the setof numerals 9.

"ink. i g i 'In the use ofthe chart; a-ndin computing. 7 a givenjcharge to be collected for a predelocated at the opposite sides of the 'tableor ohart and' centrally thereof as shown at 7.

-. The vertical columns and horizontal rows '2 and 4:, or the lines '3 and -5 formingsuch columnsyform amultiplicity of numeral spaces in eachlofwhich is placed on'eor two sets of numerals, one set of numerals .belng' located at the left of the spaces 8' as indicated at 9' and the other set being located at' the right ofsuchspacesas indicated at 10. In some'i-n'stances, some-of these spaces will be left blank and in other instances but one set of the numerals will be In the accompanying drawing; I have 7 shown only a predetermining number of the numerals for the purpose of illustrating the use of my improved table or'chart, but it will be 'un'derst0od,' in practice, that all of the numeral spaces 8' orthe majority thereof will have the numerals 9 and 10 therein and, inpractice, the set9 of numerals Will bee plied in blacker blue ink to the chart, while the set of numerals 10 will be 'applied in preferably red ink in order to v distinguish The nuineralsb; 10, 15 etc. .t'o 95 represents pounds or, in other ords, the excess pounds of baggage on'which the rates are to be computed. The numerals$1.00 mseooo represents the excess baggage rates in dollars per hundred. The set ofnume'rals'Q in 'the spac es 8 represents the excess baggage rates in cents while'the set of numerals 10 in the spaces 8 represents-the amount to be collected and as heretofore set out will be preferably characterized by the use of red termin'ed amount of excess baggage in pounds, the rate is first determined by the collector the usual manner and consultmg a rate book if the same isnecessary. The rate charged 1s go-vernend by the distance to be" traveled, in othei words baggage sent from New York to Sanl rancisco will be charged at'a greater'rateandpossibly twenty dollars for a 'hu'ndred'poun'ds, while baggage from New York to Boston 'may' be charged at a rate-of possible a dollar per hundred pounds; The 'COlleCtOIi-Will 'then'itrac'e down the vertical column Zdesifginatedby the rate, per hundred to be charged *dred pounds.

forty-seven cents, we trace through the horispace 8, we find in the setof numerals'lO forty cents, this would. be the amount to be collected at therate of $8 per one hun- In order to fix the rate at zontal row under five pound or designated by the numeral and find by exa-mlning the set of numerals 9 in which 45 to 60 are the rate of 558.

shown there is a rate charge ofthree cents which appears in the set of numerals 10 in such spaces, mother words, the amount to be collected will be forty-three cents for the above example.

It will be apparent that in the horizontal columns or in the spaces 10 formed thereby and reading from left to right, the set of numerals 9 read from 5 to 95 and in some instances read from 1 to 96, 3 to .98, etc. It will be apparent on an examination of the chart as shown and, as previously stated,

these sets of numerals 9 are used in comput-' ing the cents charges if the rate per hundred pounds involves cents as per the example $8.47, and in the above example it will be noted that five aounds of excess baggage at will be a charge to be collected of fortythree cents by the collector.

In order that the use of the table or chart may. be clearly, understood, we submit the following additional example, in which case we have fifty-five pounds of excess baggage at the rate. of ninety-seven cents per hundred pounds, the rate to be collected is fixed by tracing through the third horizontal row in the sections 7 designated by the numeral to the last vertical, column in which we find in the set of numerals 9, ,n1nety-seven cents to the right of which, or

in the set ot'numerals-lO we findthe numeral 5-1 cents this would be the amount to be collected in this example, in other words, fifty-five pounds at the rate of ninety-seven cents per hundred there will be a charge of. fifty-four ce'nts to be collected bythe'collector.

.It will also be apparent that if the rate ofone hundred pounds is ineven dollars,

asperxamplafifty-five pounds at a dollar ,setof numerals 9, as. another example, if the rate was twenty dollars per hundred pounds for fifty-five pounds of excess baggage the charge wouldbe eleven dollars and,in this ing its advantages.

per hundred pounds there 4 ofthe separate sections 7 and considering the top horizontal row. designated by the numeral 5 we will find under'the vertical column headed bythe numerals $20.00, $1.00.

It will beapparent that I am not necessarily limited to any specific use of. my

improved table or chart, nor am I limited to the specific. arrangement of the columns, as herein set out, and various changes iiniand modifications ofthe chart herein shownv and described may be made, within the scope of the appended claims, -without departing from .the spirit oiimy invention orzsacrific- 'Having fully described my invention,

what I claim as new anddesire to secure by Letters Patent, is v V 1. An excess baggage rate computing table of the class described comprising numerically designated horizontal rows and vertical columns, the vertical columns being designated by numerals representing the rates per hundred pounds, the horizontal rows being designated by numerals'five to ninety-five inclusive" denoting the excess weight of baggage, and the spaces formed by said vertical columnsand horizontal rows being provided with numerals denoting the amount to be collected; 1 f

2. An excess baggage rate computing table of the class described comprising numerically designated horizontal rows and verti cal. columns, the vertical columns beingv designated by numerals representing the rates per hundred pounds, ;the horizontal rows being designated by numerals five to ninety-five I inclusive denoting the excess weight of baggage,and the spaces formed by said vertical columns and horizontal rows being provided with numerals denoting the amount to be collected and with other nu-.

merals designating the cent rate charges per hundred pounds;

3. An excess baggage vof the class described comprising numeri: cally designated horizontal. rows and vertical columns, the vertical columns being designated bynumerals representing the rate per hundred pounds, the horizontal rows being designated by numerals denoting the excess weight of baggage, and the'spaces formed bythevertical columns and horizontal rows. being provided with numerals denoting the I amount to be collected.

a hundred, the charge will be fifty-tli 'e cents, and there will be no need for considering the 4:, Anexcess baggage rate computing table offthe class-described comprising numerically designated horizontal rows and vertical columns, the vertlcal columns being desig-v nated by numerals representing the rate per hundredpounds, the horizontal rows being rate computing table tinguishing the last named numerals in said spaces from each other.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing 10 as my invention I have signed my name this 22nd day of April, 1922. i

D ARD W. BRo ER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification283/115
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/00