|Publication number||US2376266 A|
|Publication date||May 15, 1945|
|Filing date||Jun 15, 1944|
|Priority date||Jun 15, 1944|
|Publication number||US 2376266 A, US 2376266A, US-A-2376266, US2376266 A, US2376266A|
|Inventors||Moore Edward H|
|Original Assignee||Moore Edward H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (8), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May l5, 1945.
E. H. MOORE MECHANICAL ROSARY Filed June 15. 1944 m OOGO/C m @GOG 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Eday/ara ffjfoofe,
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ATTORNEYS May '15, 1945- E. H. MOORE 2,376,266
MECHANICAL RosARY Filed June 15, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Edwardji'jfoore,
ATI'URNEYS Patented May l5, 1945 UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE MECHANICAL ROSARY Edward H. Moore, Grand Rapids, Mich. Application June 15, 1944, Serial No. 540,532
The invention relates to a tally device, and more especially to a rosary for religious dev tional purposes.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character, wherein it resembles a rosary, constructed to effect a tally for tabulating prayers during religious meetings or otherwise delivered, the present day rosary forv religious devotional purposes being in the form of beads fastened together by a flexible element and spaced in various groups according to the system to be followed in tallying prayers, whereby considerable inconvenience is oftentimes caused by breakage, also the beads tend to readily become tangled and knotted while being carried, and furthermore, while being used in tallying prayers, if the fingers are removed, or if the rosary is dropped, the correct sequence of the prayer system becomes lost, the said device functioningto overcome or eliminate these difficulties.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character, wherein in the operation thereof, it is noiseless, and is readily and easily manipulated for accuracy in tallying purposes intended thereof, and neat and attractive in appearance.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character, which is simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and eilicient in operation, strong, durable, light in weight, and inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which show the preferred embodiment of the invention,v and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the device constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a side edge view thereof.
Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal sectional view through the device.
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view thereof.
Figure 5 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken at substantially right angles to Figure 3.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary enlarged detail sectional view showing one of the tallying buttons pushed in to counting position.
Figure '7 is a similar view showing the button moved to normal position.
Similar reference characters indicate correspending parts throughout the several views in n the drawings.
Referring to the drawings in detail, A designates generally the device constructed in accordance with the invention, and in its entirety is in the form of a cross representing a rosary for religious devotional purposes, as is the case with the ordinary present day rosary.
The device A comprises a front panel piece I0 having built at its rear a housing or casing II, which is provided with side flanges I2 made fast or secure to the piece III in any suitable manner. Backing the piece I0 and properly spaced therefrom is a retention or divider plate I3, while the piece I0 has formed therein, grouped rows of spaced vertically disposed guide holes I4, these of each group being of ya determined uniform size, excepting that in one group one of the holes may be in size equal to that of another group, tov
satisfy a common forni of prayer sequence in the tallying operation of the device. The plate I3 is formed with holes I5 matching the holes I4 in the respective groups thereof.
Depressibly fitted in the holes I3 are tallying buttons I6, having outer flat heads I'I, these buttons being of a corresponding size to the companion holes therefor. Each button at its innermost end is formed with a truncated cone tip I8, provided with a beveled circular crown I9, which is adapted to play in a guideway 20 interiorly of the housing or casing II and disposed longitudinally thereof.
Engageable about the tips I8 and confined between the piece III and the plate I3 are double prong inherently resilient frictional latching keys 2l, each in the form of a cotter pin, so that when a selected button I6 is depressed, it will be held in this position, with the crown I9 protruded through the hole I6 companion thereto into the guideway 20, the buttons being slidably fitted in the piece I0, as will be clearly apparent.
Movably fitting the guideway 2li are release slides 22 and 23, respectively, which are aligned with the rows of buttons in a longitudinal direction o! the housing or casing II, the said slides being disposed side-by-side in edge relation to each other. The slides are provided with cam acting countersinks or depressions 24 into which enter the tips I8 of the buttons when pushed inwardly of the iront panel or piece I0, so that when the selected slide 22 or 23 is moved, the buttons will be reset or moved outwardly of the panel piece III, as is best shown in Figure 7 of the drawings, while in Figure 6 the button is shown in depressed position.
The keys 2i are anchored in proper position at the eye end 26 thereof by fasteners 26, so as to be engaged with-the buttons il at the cone' cam action on the crowns for resetting the butretained tina Il and crowns Il thereof. these keys Il being tons when depressed vdepressed until released by its slide trigger Il. 2.
located in the space between the panel piece il z. A roaary of the kind described, comprising s and the plate Il next thereto. These keys Il front piece provided with groups or spaced holes. also prevent the buttons from becoming detached a housing at the back of the piece, a divider plate 0r 'brunt 011i? 0f the companion holes I4 in the backing the piece depressible buttons slidably titpanel piece II. ting the holes and having inner truncated cone The slides 22 and 23 are reversely projected ends provided with beveled crowns, latching keys throiish Opposite ends 01' the 1101181113 or casing located between the piece and divider plate and il. Ind similarly tensioned by leaf springs 21, i0 frictionaily engageabie with the cone ends, means which Bre' wehled'- thereto hd t0 muere 2| movabiy fitting the housing and having cam achaving tongue and groove fitting 8l with the said tion on the crowns for resetting the buttons when slides. one trigger for each slide. 'Ihe slides 22 depressed and triggers for operating the said and 2l are limited in their movement for projecmem, tion through the ends 0f the housing 01' casing is 3. A rosary of the kind described, comprising a Il by stops Il ensuciar shouldersv Il. as best seen front piece provided with groups of spaced holes, in Finire 5 of the drawins. a housing at the back of the piece, a divider plate The tallyinz by the device is accomplished by backing the piece depressibie buttons slidably ntdepressing the selected button Il which remains ting the holes and having mnu-truncated cone ends provided with beveled crowns, latchlng keys The grouping 0f the buttons l' BS Shown ln Fig' located between the piece and divider plate and ure 1 of the drcwincs achieves the necessary butfrictionsuy cnsssesbie with the cone ends, means td!! Ei'OuPinHs fOr commen form 0f Dreyer semovably iltting the housing and having cam acqence Normally all buttons il are Projected tion on the crowns for resetting the buttons when beyond the outer face of the panel piece i0 oi the 25 depressed, triggers for operating the said means device, with the slides 22 and 23 in position for and fasteners for anchoring the keys in place. the depressing of the button selectively for tally- 4. A rossi-y or the kind described, comprising a ind DUIDOBCS. The CIOSS BliDe fOImBiiOi'l 0f the front piece provided with groups of spaced holes, device is to further the religious motif. The parts a housing at the back of the piece, a divider plate of the device A can be mede from any desirable a( backing the'piece depressiine buttons siidabiy at.V materiel ting the holes and having inner truncated cone Wht i8 claimed is: ends provided with beveled crowns, latching keys 1- A I'OSMY 0f the kind described. comprising a located between the piece and divider plate and fr0nt piece, Provided With EIOUDS of spaced hOleS. frictionally engageable with the cone ends, means a housing at the back of the piece. a divider Diete :is movabiy fitting the housing and having cam acbackiiiz the piece, depressible buttons Slidabiy iittion on the crowns for resetting the buttons when tins the holes and having inner truncated cone depressed, triggers for operating the said means. ends DFOVidBd with beveled CI'OWDS. itehins keys fasteners for anchoring the keys in place and located between the piece and divider plate and means for tensioning the said means for moving n'ictionally engageable with the cone ends, and i the same to a normal position. means movably tting the housing and having EDWARD H. MOORE.
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|U.S. Classification||235/123, 428/3, 434/246, D99/26|