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Publication numberUS1499904 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1924
Filing dateOct 14, 1922
Publication numberUS 1499904 A, US 1499904A, US-A-1499904, US1499904 A, US1499904A
InventorsS. J. Bell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pare box
US 1499904 A
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CORPORATION OF DELAWARE.

FARE BOX.

Application filed October 14, 1922. Serial No. 594,609.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, SAMUEL J. BELL, FREDERICK H. BULLARD, and ROBERT E. Cosenovn, all citizens of the United States of America, said BELL and BULLARD residing at Springfield, in the county of l-lampden and State of Massachusetts, and said Cos- GROVE residing at Longmeadow, in said county and State, have jointly invented new and useful Fare Boxes, of which the following is a specification.

Our invention relates to improvements in fare boxes for use more particularly in street-cars, buses, and other vehicles, subway and elevated railway stations, theaters, etc., and consists essentially of an open-front case upon which is a receptacle provided with an open-top, fare-receivingmember or chute, an interior, fare-delivery member or chute, and with an inspection plate at the bottom of said receptacle, such plate being arranged to close automatically in the event the box be inverted, suitably mounted, handoperated register and audible signal elements, a lock drawer receivable in said case through the opening in the front thereof, and when in place adapted to close such opening, a lock cover for said drawer, said cover having an opening therein capable of being located directly beneath said secondnamed chute, and being equipped with a closure for said last-named opening, with means for automatically locking said closure in closed position, and with hand-op erated, resetting means for said closure or the automatic locking means therefor, means for closing said closure when said drawer is Withdrawn from said case, and means to prevent the withdrawal of the drawer without first actuating said inspection plate into open or dumping position, all of novel con struction in the main and combined in a new and novel manner, together with such other parts and members as may be deemed necessary or desirable in order to render the fare box complete and serviceable in every re spect, as hereinafter more fully set forth.

The primary object of our invention is to produce a fare box which, although comparatively simple in construction and operation, is capable of receiving fares (coins or tickets, or both) and retaining them in practically absolute security until theyare removed by some authorized person at theolfice or other proper place of deposit; in other words, to produce a fare boX which is essentially theft-proof.

A further object is to provide in such a box a container in which all of the fares deposited during a trip are received, and which at the end of the trip is removed from the case, being at the same time automatically locked, and taken with its contents to the place of delivery, where such container is unlocked and such contents emptied out. Only an authorized person having the necessary key can unlock and open the removable container or drawer. Ihe conductor, or other person having charge of the fare box during the trip, does not have this key, but he or some one else is provided with the necessary key with which to lock said drawer in place in the case and to unlock said drawer so that it can be removed from said case. hus the security of the fare box is enhanced by the provision whereby two different keys in the hands of two different persons, for two dilferent locks with which said box is fitted, are necessary in order to enable the fares deposited in said box to be obtained. 1

Another object is to afiord convenien means for registering each fare as it is deposited in the fare box, and at thesame time to cause an audible signal to be given.

Other objects are to prevent fares from being abstracted from the fare box by inverting and shaking the same, and to prevent the withdrawal of the drawer before all fares deposited have dropped into said drawer. I

In addition to the objects and advantages above pointed out, still others will appear in the course of the following description.

A preferred embodiment of the invention, whereby we attain the objects and secure the advantages of the same, is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and we will proceed to describe said invention with reference to said drawings, although it is to be understood that the form, construction, arrangement, etc, of the parts in various aspects may not be material specifically, but may be varied or modified without departing from the spirit of the invention, or exceeding the scope of what is claimed.

In the drawings, in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views, Figure 1 is a front elevation of a fare box which embodies a practical form of our invention as aforesaid, a portion of the case being broken out to disclose certain inter or members; Fig. 2, a left-hand side elevation of said box, portions of the superimposed receptacle being broken out to disclose to better advantage certain other interior members; Fig. 3, an enlarged front elevation of certain of the registerand signal-operating members; Fig. 4, an enlarged top plan of the operating arm for the reg ster; Fig. 5, a fragmentary 'detail, in transverse, vertical section through portions of the case and receptacle, showing the inspection plate and the dog therefor in front ElGVLtlOIl; Fig. 6, a

' bottom plan of the base of said receptacle;

Fig. 7, a vertical section through said box, taken generally through the longitudinal center thereof, but in upper and intermediate portions being offset to the right of such center, and parts being broken out near the bottom to economize space; Fig. 8, a top plan of the drawer; Fig. 9, a bottom plan of the cover of said drawer, the slide in said cover being in position to close the opening in thecover, in this and the preceding View, and a portion of one of the flange plates being broken away; Fig. 10, an elevation of the left-hand edge of said cover; Fig. 11, an elevation of the right-hand edge of said cover;

Fig. 12, a cross section through the cover, taken on lines 1212, looking in the direction of the associated arrow, in Fig. 8; Fig. 13, a detail, in bottom plan, of the resetting device for the cover-slide lock; Flg. 14, an

enlarged detail of the locking device on the inside of the front end of thedrawer; Fig. 15, a fragmentary, sectional detail of the cover lock and drawer lug with which the lock tongue engages, and, 16, a detail, in top plan, of parts shown in Fig. 14.

The enclosing members of the fare box comprise a case 1 below and a receptacle 2 above. There is a large opening 3 in the front of the case 1, and the bottom of said case, in the present example, has an opening 4 therein, which latter opening is flanked by tracks, there being one such track ad a cent to and parallel with each side of the case, as shown at 5 in Fig. 7. A cross-piece 6 extends from the rear end of one track 5 to the rear end of the other. In the upper part of the case 1 is a flange 7, and rising above said flange is a neck 8. The sides of the receptacle 2 are preferably made of glass as is customary, and on top of such sides is a cap 9. The receptacle 2 has a funnel shaped base 10 provided with exterior, vertical, corner lugs 11, and opening through the bottom at 13see Figs. 5, 6 and 7. Rubberencased. corner bolts 14, and nuts 15 are included in the construction of the receptacle 2, and the cap 9 carries a fare-receiving chute 16. A fare-delivery chute 17 is located in the case 1. The chute 17 is open at the top and bottom, and has an exterior, top flange 18 which is received on the flange 7, as shown in Figs. 5 and 7.

In assembling these parts and members, the chute 17 is introduced into the case 1, with the flange 18 on the flange 7, the base 10 is introduced into the neck 8 with the lugs 11 on said first-named flange, packing 19 is placed above said lugs and the glass sides of the receptacle 2 are set into said neck on top of said packing, other packing 19 is placed on top of said sides and the cap 14 mounted thereon, the bolts 14 are passed down through said cap, lugs, and flanges, and thenuts 15 are screwed onto said bolts beneath said flange 7. Rubber tubes 20 encase the portions of the bolts 14 that are immediately adjacent to the glass to close the joints between the plates thereof. The glass plates extend far enough into the neck 8 to receive adequate support therefrom. The base extends a short distance into the chute 17.

The receiving chute 16 is provided with an interior bathe-plate 21, and opens at 22 into the receptacle 2. The opening 22 is adjacent to and parallel with the front side of the receptacle 2, and at right-angles to the opening at the top of the chute 16.

There are inwardly-extending vertical flanges 2323 on the case 1 at the sides of the opening 8, which flanges define such sides of said opening.

A horizontal rock-shaft 24 extends transversely through the receiving chute 16 wherein the same is journaled. The rockshaft 24 is located beneath the bottom edge a of the baflle-plate 21, and is thus out of the way of the fares dropped into the chute 16. A horizontal rock-shaft 25 is journaled in the front of the case 1 and in the front and back sides of the delivery chute 17. The rock-shaft 25 is located directly beneath the right-hand edge of the opening 13 in the base 10, which is at the right of the central, longitudinal, vertical plane of the case 1 and the receptacle 2. A horizontal rock-shaft 26 is journaled in the front and back sides of the case 1 a little below the horizontal plane and a little to the right of the vertical plane of the rock-shaft 25.

The rock-shaft 24 extends at both ends beyond the chute 16, and secured on the left hand protruding terminal of said rock-shaft is a striker 27 for a bell 28, which latter is attached to the corresponding side of said chute below said striker. Secured on the right-hand protruding terminal of the rock shaft 24 is a carrier 29 for a trip 30, said trip being loosely mounted. on said rockshaft at the left of said carrier-see Figs. 2 and 3. The carrier 29 is provided at the left-hand end with upper and under flanges or lips 31 and 32, respectively, which limit the independent oscillatory movement of the trip 30, the inner portion of said trip being set in between said lips. A spring 33 has its rear terminal attached to the underside of the cap 9, and extends forwardly and downwardly to bear on a flattened part of the top of the carrier 29. Normally the spring 33 retains the carrier 29 with the lower lip 32 in an approximately horizontal position, and the trip 30 in front of the rook-shaft 24 rests on said lip and is thereby disposed in an approximately horizontal position. The left-hand side of the trip 30 is cut away underneath to produce a beak 34 which is inclined from the front end downwardly and rearwardly.

A register or counter 35, of ordinary construction, is attached to the front of the chute 16 adjacent to the left-hand edge thereof. The counter 35 is provided with an operating spindle 36 which extends to the left from the case of said counter. A rockerarm 37 is secured at one terminal to the protruding terminal of the rock-shaft 36, and extends from such rock-shaft.rearwardly. The rocker-arm 37 has projecting to the left therefrom adjacent to the free terminal thereof a pin 38, best shown in Fig. 4.

A vertical plunger or push-pin 39, having at the top a knob 40, is located at the left of the chute 16, and arranged to slide in the cap 9 and an angular bracket 41 fastened to the left-hand side of said chute. Secured to the push-pin 39 beneath the cap 9 is a sleeve 42 which has an annular groove 43 therein, and is provided at the bottom with an an nular lug or flange 44. A spring 45 encircles the push-pin between the sleeve 42 and the bracket 41, and normally retains said push-pin in its elevated position with said sleeve against the underside of the cap 9. When the parts are thus disposed, the back part of the flange 44 extends over the forward end of the beak 34, The rocker-arm 37 extends into the space between the chute 16 and the push-pin, and the pin 38 is received in the groove 43. The sleeve 42 when up in normal position retains the rocker-arm 37, through the medium of the pin 38, in initial position, said rocker-arm then inclining upwardly from the front end to the rear end thereof.

Upon forcing the push-pin 39 downwardly against the resiliency of the spring 45, the rocker-arm 37 is swung downwardly and, acting through the rock-shaft- 36, causes the counter 35 to be operated in the usual manner, whereby the pulsation is recorded or shown by said counter, and, at the same time, the flange 44 swings the trip 30 downwardly, and said trip, through the medium of the lip 32, rocks the carrier 29, against the resiliency of the spring 33, and

with said carrier the rock-shaft 24 and the striker 27, the latter being swung away from the bell 28. In passing downwardly the flange 44 rides ofl of the beak 34, and the spring33 instantly causes the carrier 23 to rock into its former position, taking with it the rock-shaft 24 and the striker 2'7, with the result that said striker is caused to impart a smart blow tothe bell 28, thereby producing the desired audible signal or ring.

Upon the release of the push-pin, the spring 45 forces the same upwardly until the sleeve 42 contacts with the cap 9. The sleeve in. moving upwardly takes with it the rocker arm 37 and restores the same to initial position. As the flange 44 moves upwardly it encounters the inclined edge of the beak 34 and rocks the trip 30 upwardly to the extent required for said flange to clear said beak, without disturbing the carrier 29, when said trip swings down again onto the lip 32. In the present arrangement the rocker-arm 37, when swung downwardly, encounters the trip 30 and assists the flange 44 in actuating said trip and the carrier 29 against the force of the spring 33, consequently, when said rocker-arm is swung upwardly, it encounters the trip from below and with said flange assists in rocking the same upwardly until the rocker-arm and flan 'e have passed above the trip. lVhen the rocker-arm and the flange have risen clear of the trip, and the latter has rocked downwardly onto the lip 32, the beak is once more positioned in the descending path of said flange, The conductor thrusts the push-pin downwardly every time a fare is deposited in the chute 16, thus causing the same to be registered and'giving a signal which is audible to everyone in the car. The downward movement of the push-pin is limited by the knob 40 when it contacts with the cap 9.

ll lounted on and secured to the rock-shaft 25, just inside of the front of the case 1, is a disc 46. The disc 46 is provided with a radial. operating arm or handle 47, and with a radial, stop and trip pin 48. A portion of the disc 46 extends through a slot 48 in the horizontal part of the case 1 which is between the front of said case and the neck 8. A spring 49 has its right-hand terminal attached at 50 t0 the disc 46 at a point below the rock-shaft 25, and its lefthand terminal attached to a pin 51 that projects inwardly from the front of the case 1. The handle 47 extends from that part of the disc 46 that is outside of the case 1, while the pin 48 extends from that part of said disc that is inside of said case. Normally the spring 49 retains the disc 46 with its pin 48 in contact with the topof the case 1, the arrangement of the parts being such that, when they are thus disposed the handle 47 projects from the upper right hand quadrant of the. disc 46.

lugs.

Secured to the rockshaft 26 is a be1lcrank-lever 52 which has a long, depending, stop arm and a short, trip arm that extends to the left beneath the disc 46 and in the path of the pin 48. A spring 53 has its right-hand terminal attached at 54 to the long arm of the bell-crank-lever 52, and its left-hand terminal attached to a pin 55 that projects inwardly from the front of the case 1. The spring 53 retains the bell-cranklever 52 with its short, upper arm always in the path of the pin 48 except when such arm is forced out of such path by said pin. There are two rock-shaft bearing lugs 110 on the inside of the front of the case 1, one above the other, which serve as abutments for the bell-crank-lever 52, the latter being behind and in contactual relation with said An inspection plate 56 has a hub 59 that is loosely mounted on the rockshaft 25 back of the disc 46, and between a dog 57 and a collar 58 which are secured to said rockshaft at the front and rear ends, respectively, of said hub. The dog 57 andcollar 58 hold the hub 59 against endwise move ment of the rock-shaft 25, and said dog is so arranged on said rock-shaft that it engages the underside of the plate 56 and holds said plate in a horizontal position, when the disc 46 is held in normal position by the spring 49, with the pin 48 in contact with the top of the casing 1, as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 7, and in full lines in Fig. 5. When the plate 56 is thus disposed it is in normal or closed position beneath the open bottom of the receptacle base 10. The object of this plate is to re ceive the fares deposited in the chute 16, after said fares have passed downwardly through said chute and out at the open end 22 thereof into the receptacle 2, so as to enable the conductor to inspect them. The spring 49 is of sufficient strength to cause the plate 56, through the medium of the intervening parts and members, to be retained in elevated or closed position while carrying a considerable load in the form of coin fares.

From time to time it is necessary to permit the inspection plate 56 to swing downwardly and dump the fares thereon into the delivery chute 17. This is accomplished by grasping the handle 47 and actuating the disc 46 against the resiliency of the spring 49, thus partially rotating the rock-shaft 25 in the proper direction to swing the dog 57 downwardly. The plate 56 follows the dog 57 downwardly until the two members as sume substantially the positions indicated by broken lines in Fig. 5. As soon as the handle 47 is'released, the spring 49 actuates the disc'46 in the opposite direction until the pin 48 contacts with the top of the case 1,

and said disc takes with it the rock-shaft 25 and the dog 57, with the result that the latter swings the plate 56 upwardly into closed position beneath the opening 13.

While holding the disc 46 in position to cause the dog 57 to release the plate 56, the

fare box might be inverted and agitated to shake fares out through the opening 13 into the receptacle 2, from which latter by proper manipulation they might be caused to enter the delivery end 22 of the chute l6 and then turned out through the receiving end of said chute, were it not for the fact that the plate 56, being loosely mounted on the roclrshaft 25, automatically closes by gravity said opening 13, and prevents the fares from being returned to said receptacle.

A stop arm 60 is secured to the rock shaft 26 adjacent to the rear terminal there of. The arm 60 extends downwardly and to the left from the rock-shaft 26, and then turns downwardly in a direction that approaches the vertical, and is offset on the backside at the lower terminal to form an engaging finger 61. This arm and the bellcrank-lever 52 are both rocked when movement is imparted to the rock-shaft 26.

A container in the form of a drawer 62 is provided and designed to enter the opening 8 and ride on the tracks 5 in the case 1, the front of said drawer being flanged so as completedly to cover the joint between the main portion of the drawer and the edges of the opening 3. On the front of the drawer 62 is a handle 63, and in such front is a lock 64. The barrel of the lock 64, at the inner end of such barrel, is provided with upwardlyand downwardly-extending, operating arms 65 for a pair of horizontal parallel bolts 66, the free end of each of said arms being received in a notch 67 in the front and transverse center of each of said bolts-see Figs. 7, 14, and 16. The terminals of the bolts 66 are received in openings 68 in the sides of the drawer 62, said sides on the interior being reenforced by two pairs of bored lugs 69 at the in ner ends of such openings. The bolts 66 are connected and reenforccd by means of two vertical links 7 O. The links 70 are pinned at 7171 to the bolts 66. Each link 70 travels with the bolts 66 to which such link is pinned, and is in sliding relationship to the other bolt 66. Stoppins 7272 are set into the upper bolt 66 on opposite sides of one of the links 70 to limit the movement of the parts. The bolts 66 are so positioned that, when the drawer 62 is pushed into the case 1 until the flange on the front of said drawer contacts with the front of said case, said bolts can be projected beyond the sides of said drawer into engaging position behind the flanges 23, thus locking the drawer to the case. Vhen the bolts 66 are projected, by partially rotating the barrel of the lock 64 in the direction of the associated arrow in Fig. 14, said bolts are thrust outwardly in opposite directions by the arms 65, as far as permitted by the outer pin 72 and the adjacent linl; which then come into contact with each other. Thus one bolt is thrust out beyond the drawer 62 with a terminal in engaging position behind one of the flanges 23, and the other bolt is thrust out beyond said drawer with a terminal in engaging position behind the otherflange 23. Upon reversing the movement of the lock barrel, the bolts 66 are retracted by the arms 65 and drawn completely into the drawer 62, these movements being limited by the inner stop pin 72 and the adjacent link 70 which now come into contact with each other. The parts as thus left are disposed as shown in Fig. 14.

The top of the drawer 62 is open eX- cept for an inwardly-extending flange 73 at the front end thereof, but said top is adapted to be closed by means of a cover 74., which cover is provided near the lefthand rear corner with a lock 75. Secured to the bottom of the barrel of the lock 7 5 is a tongue 76, and a lug 77 is provided on the left-hand side of the drawer 62, just below the upper edge and on the inner face of said side, in position to receive beneath it the free terminal of said tongue when the latter is actuated into locking position. as shown. in Fig. 15. There are projecting lugs 78 and 79 at the front end adjacent to the side edges of the cover 74, which lugs are receivable beneath the flange 73, being inserted beneath the same when said cover is placed in position but before it is laid down flat on the upper edges of the sides and back of the drawer. lVhen the cover is in plac on the drawer and the lock tongue 76 is turned beneath the lug 77, said cover is secured to the drawer by the lock members at one end, and by the lugs 78 and 79 and the flange 73 at the other end, and said cover can not be removed until the lock is manipulated to throw the tongue 76 out of engagement with the lug 77. When unlocked the cover can be raised at the back end from the drawer and then withdrawn entirely from the same.

Upon referring to Figs. 9, 1O, 11, 12, and 13 it will be seen that the cover 74 has a transverse part- 80 above the lugs 78 and 79 to abut the inner edge of the flange 73, when said lugs are in position beneath said flange; that the outer sides of said lugs are contiguous with the sides of the drawer 62. when said cover is in place; and that said cover is provided on each side edge with a pair of abutments 81 for engagement with the adjacent side of said drawer. The lugs 78 and 79 and the abutments 81 are parts of two guides 82 which extend beneath the top part of; the cover 74 adjacent to the longitudinal edges thereof, and are adapted to be received in the drawer 62, said cover then being supported on the sides of said drawer by top parts of the cover that project beyond said guides. On the rear ends of the guides ,82 are formed two abutments 83 to contact with the back side of the drawer 62, when the cover is placed thereon, and complete the parts which prevent said cover from moving either longitudinally or laterally relative to said drawer. Fastened by screws or other means to the bottoms of the guides 82 is a pair of guide plates 84. The plates 84 extend inwardly beyond the guides 82 and thus complete guide-ways or groove for a slide 85.

There is an opening 86 in the cover 74 which is directly below the chute 17, when the drawer 62 is in normal position in the case 1, and is of the same size and shape as the opening at the bottom of said chute. The slide has an opening 87 therethrough which corresponds in shape and size with the opening 86, and said slide is adapted to be positioned with the opening 87 directly under the opening 86, as shown in Fig. 7, or moved into a position where said opening 86 is closed by said slide, as shown in Figs. 8 and 9. A lug 88 depends from thecover 74 at the front end in the center, and a rearwardly-projecting pin 89 is fixed in said lug. A spring 90 encircles the pin 89. The slide 85 has a chamber 91 in the longitudinal center and opening through the front end thereof. The chamber 91 opens at the rear end through an orifice into the opening 87. The pin 89 extends through the chamber 91 into the aforesaid orifice, and the spring 90 is located in said chamber between the lug 88 and the rear end of the chamber. The spring 90 is provided merely to take the weight of the slide 85, in the event the drawer 62 be set down on its front end, while said slide is free in the cover 74, or unlocked therefrom, otherwise the slide would be liable to drop down and release the look, so that when the drawer is picked up again in the usual manner the slide becomes looked all in the manner hereinafter fully explained. The slide 85 has a perforated extension at the rear end which forms a handle 92. In the underside of the handle 92 is a slot 98. The back side of the case 1 has a boss 111 on its inner face, which boss is in position to be contacted with by the handle 92 when the drawer 62, with the cover 74 locked thereto, is inserted and pushed back into place. The spring 90 is compressed by this operation, but as intimated above said spring is weak and present only for the reason previously given. A stop 94 is formed on top of the cover 74 adjacent to the right-hand front corner thereof, the

front and rear ends of said stop being parallelwith each other and with the front end of the cover, and'the right-hand side of said stop being at right-angles to said ends, and approximately equal in length to the length of travel of the slide. The lower end of the stop arm of the bell-crank-lever is normally in the path of the stop 94, and prevents either the complete introduction of the drawer 62 into the case, or the with drawal of said drawer from said case, without respectively removin said arm from engaging position behind and in front of said stop.

The rearward movement in the co er 74 of the slide 85 is limited by a laterally-extending, fixed stop pin 95. A laterally-extending, movable bolt 96 is located in the slide 85 in line with the pin 95, and both are adjacent to the forward end of said slide, said pin projecting beyond the left-hand side and said bolt is in position. to be projected beyond the righthand side of said slide-see F 9 and 12. A longitudinally extending slot 97 is provided in the cover 74 to receive the protruding portion of the pin 95, such slot being in the left-hand guide 82 and opening inwardly, above the plate 84 that is attached to the bottom of said guide. The rear end of the slot- 97 is contacted with by the pin 95, when the slide 85 is in its rearmost position relative to the cover. In the guide 82, that is opposite to that wherein the slot 97 is located, is a transverse opening 98, such opening being in position to receive the bolt 96 when the pin 95 is in contact with the rear end of said slot. The bolt 96 is received in a transverse bore 99 in the slide 85, and a spring 100 is arranged in said bore between the inner end thereof and the inner end of said bolt to actuate the latter outwardly. Depending from the bolt 96, and extending through a slot 101 in the bottom of the slide, is a stop and resetting pin 102. The inner end of the slot 101 limits the inward move ment of the pin 102 and the bolt 96, while the outer end of said slot limits the outward movement of said pin and bolt. Vhen the slide 85 assumes its rearward position, in which position said slide closes the opening 86 in the cover 74, the bolt 96 enters the opening 98 and locksthe slide to said cover.

Pivotally connected at 103 to the under side of theslide 85 near the front end and at the left of the longitudinal center thereof is a lever or latch 104, such latch extending to the right from its pivot and terminating at the free end in a lip 105that is beneath the right-hand plate 84, all as clearly shown in Figs. 9, 12, and 13. A stop pin 106 is set in the bottom of the slide 85 behind the latch 104 to limit the rearward movement of said lever on the pivot 103, the rear edge of the lever beingnotched to rnneive said pin. lVhen the latch 104 is in engagement with the pin 106, said latch is substantially parallel with the front end of the slide 85, and is behind the pin 102. In the front edge of the latch 104 is a recess 107, and this recess is so shaped and located that, when the pin 102 is actuated inwardly in the slot 101, thus retracting the bolt 96 against the resiliency of the spring 100, said latch can be swung forwardly to receive the adjacent portion of said pin within said recess. When this is done the pin 102 is released to the latch and held by the recessed part at 107, as shown in Fig. 13. When the pin 102 is moved to engage lillu same with the latch 104. the bolt 96 is withdrawn from the opening 98, and, while said pin is thus engaged, said bolt is held out of said opening and in such a position as not to interfere with the longitudinal move ment of the slide 85. Depending from he right-hand plate 84 near the froi'it end thereof is a trip pin 108, which pin is in the path of the latch lip 105.

Sifter the pin 102 has been set and locked in place by the latch 104 in the manner necessary to hold the bolt 96 in retracted position, and as above explained, operations which are performed by hand, the slide 85 can be moved forwardly in the guides 82. the slide 85, when moved forwardly, ap proaches the end of its movement in that direction, the lip 105 encounters the pin 108 and the latch 104 is forced rearwardly out of engagement with the pin 102, with the result that the bolt 96 is released to the spring 100, which latter then forces said bolt against the contiguous wall of the righthand guide 82. Consequently, upon the movement of the slide in the opposite direction, the bolt 96 is forced into the opening 98 as soon as said slide arrives at the rear end of its relative movement and at the time the pin 95 contacts with the rear end of the slot 97. The bolt 96 looks the slide to the cover while the former is in position to close the opening 86 in the latter, and it necessary to remove the cover from the drawer 62 before said slide can be released. The slide is automatically locked and manually unlocked.

The manner in which this fare box is used and the complete operation of the moving parts of said box are described as follows, assuming that said parts are disposed as illustrated in the general views:

The faresare deposited in the top of the receiving chute 16, and pass down and out of such chute into the receptacle 2, dropping onto the inspection plate 56. After each fare is deposited, the conductor actuates the plunger 39 to cause the counter 35 to record the fare, and the bell 28 to be sounded, the

operation of the mechanism by which these results are produced having hereinbefore been fully explained.

From time to time the inspection plate is permitted to dump its contents into the delivery chute 17. The fares drop from the chute 17 through the openings 86 and 87 into the drawer 62. The plate 56 swings or rocks down on the rock-shaft 25, into posit-ion to permit the fares on said plate to slide off of the same, upon throwing the handle t? over to the left and thus rocking said rock-shaft in the direction to carry the dog 57 downwardly. Upon the release of the handle 47, the spring 49 brings about the necessary action of the parts to close the plate 56. During the opening and closing operations of the plate 56, the bellcranlz-lererstop arm. swings idly out of and back into the path of the front end of the stop 94, and the arm finger 61 swings idly into and back out of the slot 93. The slide 85 is, of course, positioned with its opening 87 directly beneath the cover opening 86.

At the end of the trip, or at some other proper time, the lock 64 is operated. to retract the bolts 66 so as to release the drawer 62 from the case 1, but said drawer can not be withdrawn until the bell-cranlr-lever 52 is operated against the resiliency of the spring 53, through the medium of the disc 46 and the pin 48, to withdraw the stop arm of said bellcrank-lever from the'path of the stop 94, and such operation causes the rock-shaft 26 to be partially rotated and the arm finger 61 to be thrust into the'slot 93 in the handle 92. The handle 92, and with it the slide 85, is prevented by the arm 60 from moving forward during the initial outward or forward movement of the drawer 62, or while the bell-cranlilever stop arm is in contact with the righthand edge of the stop 9 1, since during this period of time the f nger 61 is retained in the slot 93, throughthe medium of the rock-shaft 26. The operation, which actuates the bell-crank-lever out of the path of the stop 94: and the arm 60 into the groove 93, also turns down the dog 57. The inspection plate 56 follows the dog 57 and dumps any fares thereon into the chute 19 from which they find their way into the drawer 62 before the slide 85 closes the open- Y ing 86. If the spring 90 were of SHi'llClGllt strength to operate the sliding parts, the opening 86 might be closed too soon and fares be scattered about within the case 1 after the drawer had been withdrawn; and, if the slide were not held back temporarily at this time by the stop arm 60, said slide would fail to be or become completely closed and locked. Furthermore, without the means and mechanism whereby the actions of the drawer and slide stops and the dumping action of the inspection plate are simultaneously produced, a greater or less number of fares might be permitted to accumulate on said plate and not dumped therefrom until the draw had been removed from the case. in any of these events theconductm? would have access to a greater or less nun" of fares. The arm is held in engagement with the handle 92 until the right-hand side of the stop 9'4 passes the stop arm of the bell-cranlr-lever -52 and travels clear of said arm, when the handle 47 is thrown over to the right again, provided the disc 46 has not alreadybeen released to the spring 49, and said lever is released to the spring which immediately acts simultaneously to swing said stop arm to the left behind said stop and cause said arm 60 to be swung out of the slot 93, Just before the arm 60 releases the handle 92 the slide 85 completely closes the opening 86 and is locked to the cover 74-. At the end of the rearward movement of the slide 85, or of the independent forward movement of the drawer 62, said slide is locked to the cover 74 by the bolt 86 which then enters the opening 98. The drawer is 'now removed completely from the case, and carried, preferably by means of the handle 92, to the place where the fares are to be removed from said drawer.

At the aforesaid place, the lock 78 is operated to withdraw the tongue 7 6 from beneath the lug 77, the cover 74 is taken mi of the drawer 62, and the contents of said drawer is dumped out. The bolt 96 is removed from looking engagement with the cover 74; and brought under the restraining influence of the latch 104i, and said cover is replaced on the drawer 62 and relocked thereto. The slide 85, which was locked by the bolt 96 in closed position from the time the handle 92 was released from the arm 60 and the drawer 62 was taken from the case luntil said bolt was reset, is still in closed position, but capable of being actuated into open position.

The drawer 62 is carried by means of the handle 92 back to the case 1 and inserted in the opening 3. Directly, the handle 92 en counters the boss 94 and the slide 85 is moved forwardly in the cover 74, against whatever little resistance the spring 90 may offer. The stop arm of the bell-crank-lever 52 is now in the path of the rear end of the stop 9' 1, hence it is necessary to operate the handle 47 to withdraw such arm from such path. Upon the release of the arm 4:? and the clearance by the stop 94 of the aforesaid stop arm, the latter is caused to take possession in front of said stop. During the oscillatory movements of the bell-crank-lever the inspection plate 56 and the arm 60 are idly operated. By the time the drawer is pushed into the case to the full extent, the slide 85 is in Wide open position, and the latch 104 has been &

tripped to release the bolt 96. The lock 64: is now operated to actuate the bolts 66 into locking position, and as soon as this is done all is in readiness again for the collection of fares and a repetition of the hereinbeforedescribed operations.

A notch 109 is provided in the rear end of the cover 74 for the accommodation of the arm finger 61 when it is actuated into engagement with the handle 92 and out of such engagement, at the time the slide 85 is in its most advanced or wide-open position, as shown in Fig. 7

lVhat we claim as our invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In a fare box, a counter within the box, said counter consisting in part of a horizontal operating spindle, an operating arm secured to said spindle and having an engaging part, and a spring-pressed plunger partially inside and partially outside of said box, said plunger being provided with an engaging part for said first-named engaging part.

2. In a fare box, a counter consisting in part of a horizontal spindle, an operating arm secured to said spindle, a bell, a horizontal rock-shaft carrying a striker for said bell, and also carrying an operating memher, all within the fare box, and a spring pressed plunger partially within and partially without said box, said plunger being provided with a part to engage said operating arm and said operating member.

3. The combination, with a fare box provided with a fare-receiving chute, a bell in said fare box, a rock-shaft journaled in said fare box and having secured thereto a spring-pressed flanged carrier, and also a striker for said bell, of a spring-pressed plunger partially within and partially without said box, said plunger being provided with a projecting member, and a dog loosely mounted on said rock-shaft above the carrier flange and normally in the path of said projecting member.

4. The combination, with a fare box provided with a fare-receiving chute, a counter in said box, an operating arm for said counter, said arm being provided with an engaging part, and a bell in said box, of a rockshaft journaled in said box, a spring-pressed flanged carrier secured to said rock-shaft, a striker for said bell also secured to said rockshaft, a dog loosely mounted on said rockshaft above the carrier flange, and a spring pressed plunger partly within and partly outside of said box, said plunger being provided with an engaging part for first-named engaging part, and said dog normally being in the path of said second-named engaging part.

5. The combination, in a fare box, of a case provided with a flange and with a neck, a fare-delivery chute provided with a flange to rest on said first-named flange within said neck, a receptacle consisting in part of a base which is receivable in said neck and has lugs to rest on said second-named flange, a cap on said receptacle, said cap carrying a fare-receiving chute, bolts passing through said cap, lugs, and flanges, and nuts on said bolts beneath said first-named flange.

6. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, and a superimposed receptacle, of an inspection plate arranged to assume by gravity a closed position relative to said receptacle, when said box is inverted, and mechanical means capable of being operated to close said plate when said box is right side up, but incapable of preventing said plate from closing when said box is inverted.

7 The combination, in a fare box, with a case, and a superimposed receptacle, of an inspection plate, a support for said plate, actuating means to close said plate beneath said receptacle and retain it in such position, without preventing the plate from assuming such position by gravity, upon the inversion of the box and the operation of said actuating means in the direction normally to permit said plate to open.

8. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, and a superimposed receptacle, of a rock-shaft journaled in said case, a. dog secured to said rock-shaft, in operative position relative to said receptacle, an inspection plate loosely mounted on said rock-shaft, and means to retain said dog in contact with said plate while said box is right side up, said plate being unsecured to said dog.

9. The combination, in a fare box, with a. case, and a superimposed receptacle, of a rock-shaft journaled in said case, a dog secured to said rock-shaft, an inspection plate loosely mounted on said rock-shaft, and resilient means normally to retain said dog in contact with said plate and the latter in closed position beneath said receptacle, the construction and arrangement of parts being such that said plate assumes its closed position by gravity, when said rock-shaft is actuated against said resilient means and said box is inverted.

10. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a superimposed receptacle, an inspection plate mounted beneath said receptacle, means normally to retain said plate in closed position relative to said receptacle, such means consisting in part of a rocking memher, and a drawer in said case adapted to receive fares from said plate when the latter is opened, said drawer being provided with a closure, of oscillatory means requiring the opening of said plate before said drawer can be withdrawn from said case, said oscillatory means being interposed between said rocking member and said drawer.

11. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer in said case, a reciprocating closure for said drawer, and automatic looking means for said closure, of oscillatory means to cause said closure to be completely closed and insure the locking of the same by said locking means before said drawer is withdrawn.

12. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a superimposed receptacle, an inspection plate mounted beneath said receptacle, means normally to retain said plate in closed position relative to said receptacle, such means consisting in part of a rocking member, a drawer in said case adapted to receive fares from said plate when the latter is opened, a reciprocating closure for said drawer, and automatic locking means for said closure, of oscillatory means requiring said plate to be opened before said drawer is withdrawn from said case, said oscillatory means being interposed between said roclring member and said drawer, and oscillatory means to cause said closure to be completely closed and insure the locking of the same by said locking means before said drawer is withdrawn.

13. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a superimposed receptacle, an inspection plate mounted beneath said receptacle, means normally to retain said plate in closed position relative to said receptacle, such means consisting in part of a rocking member, a drawer in said case adapted to receive fares from said plate when the latter is opened, a reciprocating closure for said drawer, and automatic locking means for said closure, of oscillatory means requiring said plate to be opened before said drawer is withdrawn from said case, and oscillatory means to cause said closure to be completely closed and insure the locking of the same by said locking means before said drawer is withdrawn, both of said oscillatory means being interposed between said rocking member and said drawer.

14. The combination, in a. fare box, with a case, and a drawer for said case, said drawer being provided with a stop, of a rock-shaft journaled in said case, an inspection plate mounted on said rock-shaft, spring-pressed means normally retaining said plate in closed position, and a stop member controlled by said means and normally extend ing into the path of said stop to prevent the withdrawal of said drawer without actuating said rock-shaft to open said plate.

15. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer for said case, a perforated cover for said drawer, said cover having a stop, a spring-pressed perforated slide in said cover, the rear end of said slide having an engaging part, of a rock-shaft journaled in said case, an inspection plate mounted on said rock-shaft, spring-pressed means normally retaining said plate in closed position, a stop member controlled by said means and normally extending into the path of said stop to prevent the withdrawal of said drawer without actuating said rockshaft to open said plate, and a second stop member adapted to be actuated into engagement with said engaging part, when saic stop member is actuated out of the path of said stop, to cause said slide to close the opening in said cover before said drawer is withdrawn completely from the case.

16. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, and a drawer receivable in said case, said drawer having a stop thereon, of an oscillatory member mounted in said case and normally in the path of said stop, and rocking means, separate from said oscillatory member, to actuate said member out of said path and permit said stop to pass the same.

17. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, and a drawer receivable in said case, said drawer having a stop thereon, of a spring-actuated member mounted in said case and normally in the path of said stop, and means, separate from said spring-actuated member, to actuate said member out of said path and permit said stop to pass the same.

18. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, and adrawer receivable in said case, said drawer being provided with a stop, of a tilting inspection plate, an oscillatory member mounted in said case normallv in the path of said stop, and rocking means, separate from said oscillatory member, to actuate said member out of said path, when said plate assumes dumping position, and permit said stop to pass the same.

19. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, and a drawer receivable in said case, said drawer being provided with a stop, of a tilting inspection plate, a spring-actuated member mounted in said case normally in the path of said stop, and means to actuate said member out of said path when said plate assumes dumping position.

20. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer receivable in said case, and a movable perforated cover for said drawer, which cover has an exterior stop and is provided with a perforated spring-pressed slide having a protruding part for engage ment, of a member mounted in said case outside of said crawer and normally in the path of said stop, a second member mounted in said case outside of said drawer and normally out of the path of said part, and means to actuate said first-named member out of said path and said second member into engagement with said part.

21. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer receivable in said case, and a movable perforated cover for said drawer, which cover has an exterior stop and is provided with a perforated slide having a protruding part for engagement, of members mounted in said case outside of said. drawer, yielding means to retain one of said members normally in the path of said stop and the other of said members normally out of engagement with said part, and means to operate said members against said yielding means.

22. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer receivable in said case, and a perforated cover for said drawer, which cover has a stop and is provided with a perforated slide having a part for engagement, of a tilting inspection plate in said case, a member mounted in said case normally in the path of said stop, a second member mounted in said case normally out of engagement with said part, and means to actuate said first-named member out of said path and said second member into engagement with said part when said plate assumes dumping position.

23. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer receivable in said case, and a perforated cover for said drawer, said cover having a stop and being provided with a perforated slide having a part for engagement, of a tilting inspection plate in said case, members mounted in said case in oper ative position relative to said stop and said part, yielding means to retain said members, respectively, normally in the path of said stop and out of engagement with said part, and means to actuate said members against said yielding means when said inspection plate assumes dumping position.

24. In a fare box, a case, a drawer receivable in said case, a movable perforated cover for said drawer, said cover being provided with a perforated slide, movable means outside of said drawer to prevent the withdrawal of said drawer from said case, and movable means also outside of said drawer to cause said slide to be locked to said cover while said drawer with said cover are being partially removed from said case.

25. In a fare box, a case, a drawer receivable in said case, a movable perforated cover on said drawer, a perforated slide in said cover, automatic means within said cover to lock said slide to said cover when the slide is in its rearmost position relative to the cover, and movable means outside of said cover to prevent said slide from being withdrawn from said case until the slide is automatically locked to the cover.

26. In a fare box, a case, a drawer receivable in said case, a perforated cover for said drawer, a perforated slide in said cover, automatic means to lock said slide to said cover when the slide is in its rearmost position relative to the cover, a tilting inspection plate in said case, means in said case to prevent the withdrawal of said drawer until said plate assumes dumping position, and

means in said case to prevent the withdrawal from the case of the slide until the latter is locked to said cover.

27. The combination, in a fare. box, with a case, a drawer receivable in said case, said drawer being provided with a stop, a rockshaft journaled in said case, an inspection plate mounted on said rock-shaft, a disc secured to said rock-shaft and provided with an operating handle and with a combined stop and trip pin, a spring arranged normally to retain said disc with its pin in contact with the case, a second rock-shaft journaled in said case, a bell-crank-lever secured to said second rock-shaft, a spring arranged to maintain said bell-crank-lever with one arm normally in the path of said pin and the other arm normally in the path of said stop.

52$. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer receivable in said case, a perforated cover for said drawer, said drawer being provided with a stop, and a perforated slide in said cover, said slide having an engaging part, of a rock-shaft journaled in said case, a disc secured to said rock-shaft and provided with an operating handle and with a combined stop and trip pin, a spring arranged normally to retain said disc with its pin in engagement with said case, a second rock-shaft journaled in said case, a bell-crank-lever secured to said second rock-shaft, a spring arranged to retain said bell-crank-lever with one arm normally in the path of said pin and the other arm normally in the path of said stop, and an arm secured to said second rock-shaft and arranged and adapted to engage said engaging part when said bell-crank-lever is actuated out of the path of said stop, said last-named arm being retained in such engagement by said bell-crank-lever and stop until the latter clears the former.

29. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer receivable in said case, a perforated cover for said drawer, said cover being provided with a stop, and a perfo rated slide in said cover, said slide having an engaging part, of a rock-shaft j ournaled in said case, an inspection plate mounted on said rock-shaft, a disc secured to said rocleshaft and provided with an operating handle and with a combined stop and trip pin, a spring arranged normally to retain said disc with its pin in engagement with said case, a second rock-shaft journaled in said case, a bell-crank-lever secured to said second rock-shaft, a spring arranged to re tain said bell-crank-lever with one arm normally in the path of said pin and the other arm normally in the path of said stop, and an arm secured to said second rock-shaft and arranged and adapted to engage said engaging part when said bell-crank-lever is actuated out of the path of said step, said last-named arm being retained in such engagement by said bell-crank-lever and stop until the latter clears the former.

30. In a fare box, a drawer, a perforated cover for said drawer, a perforated slide in said cover, and a spring arranged and adapted to support the weight of said slide without actuating the same.

31. In a fare box, a movable drawer, a perforated cover for said drawer, a perforated slide in said cover, said slide being provided at one end with a protruding handle, and means to prevent the complete withdrawal of the slide from the cover.

32. In a fare box, a drawer, a removable perforated cover for and affording the only means of access to said drawer, said cover being provided with means to lock the same to the drawer, a perforated slide in said cover, and automatic means to lock said slide in closed position relative to the opening in said cover.

33. In a'fare box, a case, a drawer receivable in said case and provided with means to lo'clifth e same to the case, a removable perforated cover for and affording the only means of access to said drawer, said cover being provided with means to lock the same to said drawer, aperforated slide in said cover, and automatic means to lock said slide in closed position relative to the opening in said cover.

34. In a fare box, a case, drawer receivable in and provided with means to lock the same to said case, a removable perforated cover for and affording the only means of access to said drawer, said cover'being provided with means to lock the same to said drawer, a perforated slide in said cover, means to limit the rearward movement of said slide relative to said cover, the construction and arrangement of parts being such that the slide when in extreme rearward position closes the opening in the cover, and automatic means to lock said slide to said cover when the slide is in the aforesaid position.

35. In a fare box, a drawer, a movable perforated cover for said drawer, a slide in said cover, automatic means to lock said slide to said cover when the slide is in its rearmost position relative to: the cover, and hand-operated resetting means for said first named means, said resetting means being accessible only when the cover is removed from closed position.

.36. The combination, in a fare box, with a case, a drawer receivable in said case, a movable perforated cover for said drawer, a pe forated slide for said cover, and automatic means for locking said slide to said cover when the slide is in its rearmost position relative to the cover, of exterior means to prevent the withdrawal of the slide with said drawer during the initial withdrawal of the latter from said case and before the slide is locked by said locking means to the cover.

37. In a fare box, a drawer provided with a flange, and with a lug, and a perforated cover fitting over and into the top of said drawer, having parts to enter beneath said flange, and provided with a lock which has a tongue to engage said lug.

38. In a fare box, a drawer, a perforated cover for said drawer, said. cover being pro vided with guides one of which latter has therein a bolt-receiving opening, a slide in said guides, a spring-pressed bolt arranged in said slide to enter said opening when the slide is at one end of its independent movement, and releasable means to hold said bolt in retracted position.

39. In a fare box, a drawer, aperforated cover for said drawer, said cover being provided with guides, and further provided with a stop, and one of said guides having therein a bolt-receiving opening, a slide in said guides, a spring-pressed bolt arranged in said slide to enter said opening when the slide is at one end of its independent travel, said bolt being provided with a depending pin, and a trip lever pivotally connected with said slide, and adapted to be engaged with said pin to hold said bolt in retracted position, and said stop being in the path of said trip and adapted to cause the same to release said pin when said slide arrives at the other end of its travel.

a0. In a fare box, a drawer, perforated cover for said drawer, said cover having guides in one of which is a channel and in the other an opening, a perforated slide in said guides, said slide having a pin to operate in said channel and limit'the independent movement of the slide, a spring-pressed bolt in said slide and adapted to enter said opening when said pin contacts with one end of said channel, and releasable means to hold said bolt in retracted position.

41. In a fare box, a drawer, a perforated cover for said drawer, said cover havin guides in one of which latter is a channe and in the other an opening, and said cover being provided with a depending stop, a perforated slide in said guides, said slide being provided with a pin to operate in said channel and limit the independent rearward movement of the slide, a spring-pressed bolt in said slide and adapted to enter said opening when said pin contacts with the rear end of said channel, said bolt having a pin, and a trip pivotally connected with said slide and adapted to engage said pin when said bolt is in retracted position, and said stop being in the path of said trip and adapted to cause said trip to release said pin when the slide arrives at the forward end of its independent movement.

4:52. In a fare box, a drawer, a perforated cover for said drawer, said cover having guides in one of which is a channel, a perforated slide in said guides, said slide having a pin to operate in said channel and limit the independent movement of the slide. 43. In a fare box, a drawer, a perforated cover therefor, said cover having guides in one of which is a channel, a perforated slide in said guides, said slide having a pin to operate in said channel and limit the independent movement of the slide, and means to lock said slide to said cover when said pin contacts with one end of said channel. 44. In a fare box, a drawer, a removable perforated cover for said drawer, a perforated slide for said cover, and automatic means to lock said slide in closed position relative to the opening in said cover, which locking means can only be unlocked when said cover is separated from said drawer.

415. In a fare box, a case, a drawer receivable in said case, means to lock said drawer to said case, a removable perforated cover for said drawer, means to lock said cover to said drawer, a perforated slide for said cover, and automatic means to lock said slide to said cover when the slide is in position to close the opening in the cover, said automatic locking means being accessible for the purpose of unlocking the same only upon the separation of the cover from the drawer.

16. In a fare box, a case, a drawer receivable in said case, a movable perforated cover for and affording the only access to said drawer, a closure in said cover for the opening therein, means to actuate said closure into position to uncover said opening when said drawer is inserted in said case, and means to cause said closure to cover said opening when said drawer is withdrawn from said case.

47. In a fare boX, a case, a drawer receivable in said case, a movable perforated cover for and affording the only access to said drawer, a closure in said cover for the opening therein, means to actuate said closure into position to uncover said opening when said drawer is inserted in said case, means to cause said closure to cover said opening when said drawer is withdrawn from said case, and means to lock said closure in said last-named position.

SAMUEL J. BELL. FREDERICK H. BULLARD. ROBERT E. COSGROVE. Witnesses F. A. CUTTER, C. C. 'Wnsr.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4648327 *Jul 1, 1985Mar 10, 1987Cubic Western DataSafe locking mechanism
Classifications
U.S. Classification232/7
Cooperative ClassificationG07F9/06