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Publication numberUS2416686 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1947
Filing dateDec 19, 1944
Priority dateDec 19, 1944
Publication numberUS 2416686 A, US 2416686A, US-A-2416686, US2416686 A, US2416686A
InventorsFreedman Benjamin H
Original AssigneeFreedman Benjamin H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ticket strip and ticket
US 2416686 A
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March 4, 1947.v B. H, F'REEDMAN 2,416,686

TICKET STRIP 914ML@ l vFiled Dec. 19, 1944 I l PALUWIUI'I Patented Mar. 4, 1947 STATES 2,416,158@ A TICKET STRIP ANnrfrlcKEfr Benjamin` H.. Freedman, .NewlYoi-k, NI Y. l Application/December 19, 1944,? Serial No.' 5685887' ey claims. (ci. 2825,53)

- .Th'is' 'inventionrrelates to .ticket Astrips, inf gen- Ieral., Land? more.A especially. to`v ticket strips having Aparalleli longitudinally: extending stub .areas from whichf tickets are cut in various lengths'to corres-pond to: one,.two, or moreticket unit areas or radmissions.

'Ther tickets heretofore. in-use, particularly of 'fthe-type having parallel. longitudinally extending vstub areas, `Where thestubareas of `subsequentlyiormed tickets vareseparated from one another for the convenience of the ticket taker and-'1 patron, it has been .conventional toJforma longitudinally extending weakened line to facili-l tate dividing theticket'into its stub areas..4 .It ll'las-ralsoI beenuconventional where the ticket strip was dispensed from a ticket dispensing machine, v`suclyas.. disclosed. in Patent` No. 2,351,392, issued `October 131, 1944, toform the feed pin holes in theflongitudinally extending `weakened line and aflongf the'fdivision between successive ticket unit areas-fand-to'tanfold `the strip before threading -it -intofthe ejecting.v mechanism along the'. division between atleast two successivev ticket unit areas. vvThe-formation of the longitudinally yextending Aweakened line as aforesaid was intended to facilitateldividing the tickets after issue into their respective stub areas; the formation ofthe feed pinholes at the intersection of the division between the-stub'areas andthe divisions between :successive Iticket areasl wasl to facilitate the docrman1 or ticket taker, 'particularly atV night `or i-n ay poorly lighted Ilobby of a. moving Mpicture ltheatre.to'spot thedivisionlbetween the adjacent stuhareas andalsothedivision between' the .successive ticket unit areas .and the .formation 'otifanfolds along divisions between two successive ticket .unitiareas' was :dictated impart by their ease :with which .the tickets'couldv be fanfolde'd. at such divisions due to the f eed pinxholesf f ormed at; such divisions.

:The.'disadvantagesthat resulted from these :practices were many. iAsi-.an instance, dueA vtov the formation. of. the' feed pinA holes onA the weakened .line .defining the longitudinally extending kstub areas from one another, if any slightuaccidental fresistance was offered during, the feed of. the. strip by thetfeed' pins, the weakened line would. part .and ypermit the feed .pins ,1. to move through 'such k-part without properly feeding therstrip.V y.Inturn, .duet tothe faniold on the divisionlbetweerrsuccessive ticket unit areas,..andthe upsetting-'of the. bersyin `the paper or'- ticket stockat such 'fanfolds, the .ticket cutti-ngiknife for cutting off the desired one, twoor three ticketunit'fwhen 'attempting to cut the ticketlat said upset fanfold 1 would' frequently jamorcause afstrip to be caught yand; interfere with thel proper functioning'of the ejecting mechanism.

'In ,view ofctheoregoingfand with a view to overcoming.k amongst others,; the; objectionsz heren v2 .Y i tofore; noted, it is anobject ofthe present. invention to'providev an `improvedstrip offticketseand turn the resulting improved ticket! unit area, .characterizedgby astrip having. a longitudinally Vextending; weakened.: liney defining the. stubaareas .from lone another, but with'the feedpi-n holes vremoved from Asaideweakened line, and .f in. turn to;.fan;fol'd the stripl along .laterally Aextending `lines-that do notv register with the ldivisionspbetween successive ticket unit areas.

Itis. another object,` of the, present invention to provide asV an article of manufactureal ticket strip ,that is Y fanfolded in:l staggeredv relation f so .that the fanfolds, `Abeing"naturally, more bulky thanthe l, other overlappinglportions of the, ticket strip; will: notbe disposed in a.. common line, ,and thusiaci-litate accommodating, a longer strip;,.in a '.ggiven. container in, the interest :of conserving space. l

.It issti-ll another object of thepresent `inventiony to provide an improvedl ticket stripof :the character heretofore set forth having two parallel longitudinally extending rows` of stub areas, de"- inediromrone another bya-weakenedline but withalv plurality lof feedpin holes, at least -tWo in. number removed from4 the longitudinally rextendingy line, but in. a transversely lextending lateral line.

These andother features. `capabilities and'ad'- i vantages vof the invention Will appear from .the

vsubjoined detail description. ofv specific vembodi- A:ments thereof illustrated in the accompanying Fig. 5 is a fragmentalpplanview of still another embodiment ofV the'rstrip.

Figi-.6 Ais'afragmental perspective vof arstrlp 'made according to the. embodiment'illustrated y in Fig, i4 and fanfoldediaccording-.to one feature of the present invention.

Fig 'Tis a fragmental perspective .or av strip made according to the embodiment illustrated -inalig 5. i

Fig. '8 yis .a planY view'of `a one un't ticket sepa- Fig.l .9 isfa` planiviewi of'a two unit. ticket separatedl from a1 stripof'ithevtype shown invEi'g. 75;

:.Eig...'10fisf.a -planvi'ew cronecf the stubiareas I after it has been separated from a two unit ticket such as disclosed in Fig. 9.

In the embodiment shown in Fig. 1, there is a strip lof the type to be fed,through a ticket issuing machine such'` as disclosed inv Patent No. 2,361,392 dated October 31, 1944, having parallel stub areas 2 and 3 preferably defined from one Y another by a weakened line such as the line l` formed as an instance by perforations, indentations or the like.

theatre, city in which the theatre is located,and

price, indicated as 30 in the case of the strip shown in Fig. 1. Aside from such similar printed matter, the successive ticket areasl may have consecutive serial numbers to aid in determining the number of tickets'that have beendispensed, the

In the presentinstance, the` successive ticket unit areas 5 havesimilar printed matter on each, such as the name ofthe first ticket unitl tobe dispensed'of this strip I bearing the number 664,321.- Heretoforeit has been conventionalwhen the strip I was intended to be dispensed with -a ticket ejecting machine such as disclosed in Patent No. 2,361,392 to form afeed pin opening substantially alo-ng the middle .one another by somesuitable marking such as color,.accordin`g'to the price or use of the ticket being dispensed. Any combination of colors can be used. As an instance, blue `can be used for Y tickets of the d denominations, red for those of the denominations, vand so forth. In the present instance, the stub areas' 2 are illustrated .as vbearing the colorv red and the stub areas 3 are left in blank, illustrative of bearing the color white.V Preferably'the border 1 of the stub area 3 bears the samescolor as that of the stub area 2, known in the trade as bleeding over into the area 3, fromfthe `area 2. Thereby, Ashould the stub` area 2 be retained by the patron, and stub area -3 taken up by the ticket taker, Vthe collector'could 'easily separate thel 30e stub areas YfromV the 50 Vstub areas by the border markings?. ing to the present invention, however, the strip insteadfcf `being folded on thedivision between successive'fticket areas 5is folded along ali-ne Accorddisposed between such divisions, possibly in the middle of a -ticket unit` area 5.V To facilitate splicing a` successive ticket'v strip to one'being dispensed, it Yhas long become conventional to.-

fanfoldvthe strips I rather than form them in rolls on account v(if the` difficulty of splicing a successive strip on to one being dispensed lif it is formed in a roll. However, when so fanfolded due to the upsetting ofthe ticket stock at the folds, the ticket containers can only hold a limited supplyV and a, large amount ofv unused space in the ticket containers is wasted.j It has been found, however, that when the fanrfolds are staggered, evenwhile a-small amount of space at the end is wasted, a much longer strip yI .can be accommodated in each ticket container. While any number of different staggered arrangements may be used without :departing from the general Yspirit of the invention, one arrangement'is disclosed as illustrative of'this feature of the inven- Vtion,in which, see Fig. i, the. successive cyclical groups Yeach are composed of eight sections, 8, 9, I0, II-,il2, I3, I4 .and-tfof the striprlyandare ,fanfolded one kupon the other, the secticn.8 conthe folds I6, at the right hand side ofthe strip I. When the folds I6 are so positioned, then thedisadvantage now encountered when the cutting knife (not shown) is required to separate a ticket along such upset fold is avoided. Heretofore as aforesaid, frequently the ticket discharge machines became jammed when the knife was required to sever a ticket along this upset fold. The upset portion of the ticket stock at such fold is generally thicker than the remainder of the ticket stock and consequently if the knife is adjusted at a given speed for severing a ticket stock'portion, not so upset, a different resistance of course is encountered .when it engages the ticket stock where the fold has upset it. gY

In Figs. 2 and 3, the ticket strip I'I there rshown is similar to the ticket strip I, except that the feed pin openings IS are spaced from the weakened line IS. A decided advantage ows from this arrangement. 'As an instance, if any undue resistance were encountered by the feed pins (not shown) if -the feed pin openings are disposedk on Vthe weakened line as is the case with the openings 6 in the embodiment of Fig. 1, frequently the feed pin would tear the strip, the path of least resistance of course being the weakened line, as an instance along the weakened line li, and then .cause the strip feed to be thrown out of alinement. With the'arrangement shown in Figs. 2 and 3, with theweakened line I9 not intersecting the openings I8, the tendency to tear the ticket along these weakened lines is, of course, avoided .and amore positive feed thereby insured.

With the embodiment shown in Figs.4 and 6, advantage is taken of the fact that the feeding vforce can, of course, be distributed when more vided to facilitate separating the stub areas from one another.

In the embodiment shown in Figs. 5, 7, 8, 9 and a ticket strip 24 is Vshown in which in.v addition to asuccession of; pairs of openingsV 25 and 26,

there are provided the recesses 27 along thelongitudinally extending edges of the stripandthe central. row of openings '29 in' alinement' with one another. Alongithe division betweenl `each two successive ticket unit areas, to aid the ticketV taker in dividing the ticket `unit areas" along such transversely 'extendingV line, 'there 'wil11thenb'e found arow Yof interruptions in thetick'et strip, including a recess '21, openings 25, 29 and 26and a recess 28 in the order named. -f f It is of course understood that'the best results can be obtained with the strips shown inFigs.

2, 6 and 7 when they are folded alongintermediate divisions between successive ticket unit areas as shown.

While not necessary, nevertheless it is desirable to point out that excellent results have been obtained when the openings 6 and I8 of the embodiments illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, respectively, have each a diameter approximating from three-sixteenths of an inch to one-quarter of an inch, when the openings 2| and 22 of the embodiment illustrated in Figs. 4 and 6 and the feed pin receiving openings 25 and 26 of the embodiment illustrated in Figs. 5 and 7 approximate fivethirty-seconds of an inch, and when the recesses 21 and 28 and the central openings 2 9 approximate one-eighth of an inch in diameter.

It is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made to the details of construction without departing from the general spirit of the invention set forth in the appended claims.

I claim: y

1. A ticket strip having a longitudinally extending weakened line defining two longitudinally extending stub areas and having printed matter to define successive ticket unit areas, there being feed pin openings along the division between successive ticket unit areas to facilitate determining the successive ticket unit areas from one another, and folds in said strip intermediate the divisions between successive ticket unit areas, the folds being formed in cyclical groups, each group consisting of a, plurality of sections of said strip, each section in turn consisting of a plurality of successive unit areas between successive folds, and each section varying successively in length.

. 2. A ticket strip having a longitudinally extending weakened line defining two longitudinally extending stub areas and having printed matter to define successive ticket unit areas, there being feed pin openings along the division between successive ticket unit areas to facilitate determining the successive ticket unit areas from one another, and folds in said strip intermediate the divisions between successive ticket unit areas, the folds being formed in cyclical groups, each group consisting of eightsections of said strip, each section in turn consisting of a plurality of successive unit areas between successive folds, and each section varying successively in length.

3. A ticket strip having a longitudinal extending weakened line defining two longitudinally extending stub areas and having printed matter to define successive ticket unit areas, there being feed pin openings along the division between successive ticket unit areas to facilitate determining the successive ticket unit areas from one another, and folds in said strip intermediate the divisions between successive ticket unit areas, the folds being formed 'in cyclical groups, each group consisting of eight sections of said strip, each section in turn consisting of a plurality of successive unit areas between successive folds, and each section varying successively in 1ength,'the successive sections of each group corresponding to ten, nine, ten, nine, ten, eleven, ten and eleven ticket unit areas, respectively.

4. A ticket strip having a longitudinally extending weakened line defining two longitudinally extending stub areas and having printed matter to define successive ticket unit areas, there being feed pin openings along the division be..

6 tween successive ticket unit areas to facilitate determining the successive ticket unit areas from one another, and folds in said strip intermediate the divisions between successive ticket unit areas, the folds being formed in cyclical groups,

each group consisting of a plurality of sections of said strip, each section in turn consisting of a plurality of successive unit areas between successive folds, and each section varying successively in length, said feed pin receiving openings being spaced from the longitudinally extending weakened line.

5. A ticket strip having a longitudinally extending weakened line defining two longitudinally extending stub areas and having printed matter to define successive ticket unit areas, there being at least two feed pin openings along the division between successive ticket unit areas, but .spaced from the longitudinally extending weakened line to facilitate determining the succesf sive ticket unit areas from one another without presenting a weakened area to the feed pins, and folds in said strip intermediate the divisions between successive ticket unit areas, the folds being formed in cyclical groups, each group consisting of a plurality of sections of said strip, each section in turn consisting of a plurality of successive unit areas between successive folds, and each section varying successively in length.

6. A ticket strip having a longitudinally extending weakened line defining two longitudinally extending stub areas and having printed matter to define successive ticket unit areas, there being two feed pin openings along the division between successive ticket unit areas but spaced from the longitudinally extending weakened line, also openings at the intersection between said longitudinally extending weakened line and the divisions between successive ticket unit area-s, and recesses at the edges of the strip at the ends of the divisions between successive ticket unit areasto facilitate determining the successive ticket unit areas from one another without presenting a weakened area to the feed pins with the accompanying danger of jamming the ticket dispensing machine should an unintentional resisting force cause the feed pin to tear along the weakened line while disposed in a feed pin receiving opening, and folds in said strip intermediate the divisions between successive ticket unit areas, the folds being formed in cyclical groups, each group consisting of a plurality of sections of said strip, each section in turn consisting of a plurality of successive unit areas between successive folds, and each section varying successively in length, said feed pin receiving openings being spaced from the longitudinally extending weakened line.

BENJAMIN H. FREEDMAN.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,246,042 Hall et al June 17, 1941 487,026 Cummings Nov. 29, 1892 1,240,266 l Stoiber Sept. 18, 1917 2,293,055 Freedman Aug. 18, 1942 2,179,172 Bonnaire Nov. 7, 1939

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US8043475Dec 19, 2007Oct 25, 2011Indiana Ticket CompanyHigh opacity tickets
Classifications
U.S. Classification283/53
International ClassificationG09F3/02
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/0288
European ClassificationG09F3/02C