US 1842170 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 19, 1932. A. HELFRICH TICKET CONTAINER Filed July 3 928 BY ATT NE Patented Jan. 19, 1932 ANTON HELFRIGI-I, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN TICKET CONTAINER Application filed July 3, 1928. Serial No. 290,075.
This invention relates to containers and more particularly to devices for carrying railway tickets and the like.
In localities where street railways issue transportation tickets in strips it is desirable that some means be provided for con veniently carrying such tickets, or else they may be lost or possibly torn.
It is therefore an object of this invention :3 to provide a container for tickets which may be conveniently carried in a vest pocket.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a container for tickets having means for readily extracting a ticket.
33 These and other objects are attained by the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawings, constituting a material part of this disclosure,
F3 and in which Figure 1 is a side view-of the container.
Figure 2 is a rear view of the container.
Figure 3 is a front view of the container.
Figure 4: is a cross-sectinal elevational view showing the position of a ticket in the container.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the container.
Figure 6 is a cross-sectional side view.
Referring to the drawings, the container is shown to comprise a casing 7 having a border 8 at its upper edge. Fixed to one face of the casing 7 is a spring clip 9 having a ball extremity 10 to hold the container in a persons pocket.
The casing 7 has a small integral housing 11 fixed to one of its faces and a shaft 12 is journalled in the housing 11 and in a lug 13 integral with the casing 7 The outer end of the shaft 12 is provided with a handle 14 to facilitate turning the shaft. As will be seen in Figure 6, a star wheel 15 is fixed to shaft 12 and the points of the wheel are adapted to grip a ticket 16 which may be in i the container. In order that one may ascertain from time to time the number of tickets in the container, one face of the casing 7 is provided with a plurality of apertures 17 In operation, the device is fixed in a pocket 50 by means of the clip 9 and when a ticket is desired,
the star wheel is rotated sufiiciently to expose a ticket above the border band 8 at which point the strip.
ticket may be torn from the From the above description it will be seen that I have provided a simple and convenient device for carrying railway strip tickets and the like and obviously such a de vice will prove equipment of a'desirable accessory to the conductors and other persons who may frequently handle tickets issued in strips.
However, it should be noted that the device is not confined only to railway tickets but may be readily adapted for use with other kinds of tickets.
The foregomg disclosure is to be regarded as descriptive and illustrative only and not as restrictive or limitative of the invention,
of which obviously an embodiment may be constructed, including many modifications,
without departing herein indicated claims.
from the general scope and denoted in the appended what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is 2- A ticket container including a casing provided with a plurality of aligned superposed inspection openings and comprising a small outer housing integrally formed with one of its faces, a perf casing, a shaft housing,
facilitating the a star wheel on ing, its points orated lugrformed with said journalled in said lug and a handle on said shaft projecting beyond the front wall of said casing for turning of said shaft, and said shaft within said housadapted to grip a strip of tickets within said housing and to successively feed the In witness whereof I nature.
same from said casing.
have affixed my si ANTON HELFRIGH.