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Publication numberUS2541222 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 13, 1951
Filing dateJun 8, 1948
Publication numberUS 2541222 A, US 2541222A, US-A-2541222, US2541222 A, US2541222A
InventorsAlphonsus Chester Egart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ticket holder and receipt dispenser
US 2541222 A
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Feb. 13, 1951 A. c. EGART ET AL TICKET HOLDER AND RECEIPT DISPENSER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 8, 1948 INVENTORS.

Feb. 13, 1951 A. c. EGART ET AL TICKET HOLDER AND RECEIPT DISPENSER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 8, 1948 llllllllll l/ MWwOEU ILEY SI LJEY wwm up INVENTORS.

Patented F eb. 13, 1951 TICKET-HOLDERAND RECEIPT DISPENSER.

Alphonsus Chester Egart, Detroit, Mich., and

George Michael Egart, Chicago, 111.

Application -June,8,,1948, Serial N 0,. 31,823

7- Claims.

This invention relates to ticket holders and receipt dispensers, andhas for its principalobject toprovide a simple, economical and sturdy device bymeans of which the operator of a bus can quickly and correctly tear a ticket to form an identification receipt for. the passenger; indicat ing the station at which he boarded andthe station to which he is destined and an auditorfs record" of the same transportation. giving like information.

The tickets. used each. comprises. an oblong sheet of paper ruledllengthwis-e and c rosswise and provided" with horizontal and, vertical lists. of stations in duplicate. Byct'earin g a. ticket crosswise at a. line corresponding, to; the boarding, station and providing anotch or pointer. on a line indicatingthe destination station, the parts of. the ticket form a permanentrecordof'thetransaction in duplicate.

In use, a pad. ofL such tickets will. be put inthe ticket holder and receipt.dispensenfplacedcon venient to the, hand; of the, operator, who r by simple. manipulation can issue an identification receipt to each passenger and retain. a corre:

sponding auditor's record. onthapad to be turned.

in at the end of 'therun.

toa stanchionor post in the vehicle;

Fig. 2 is' afront. elevation of the. device Fig, 1 is a side elevation oitheid'eyice attached Fig. 3 isaperspectivewvi w ofthe-pad oftickets:

and. a holder called. a bed or carriage;

Fig. 4 is a vertical section through the assembly;

Fig. 5 isa transverse section; on.the line, 5- 5:

of Fig. 2;

Fig. 6 is avertlcalserstion along thecenterline of the device;

Fig. 7 is at cross section on the line. 1(-l, of .Fig. 6; and,

Fig. 8 is a diagrammatic representation of the,

passengers identification receipt.

But these specific drawings and ,thecorrespond ing description areused for. the. purpose of dis,-

closure only, and are not intended tot impose,

unnecessary limitations onthe claims.

The base of the device isan elongated channel. of sheet metal or the like comprising awebflfl,

side flanges. llf and li andwingvflanges. l3 and [4.

. twhijc t e'i a a d i e e r th a theivehicle,

be; readilymqunted', on. a post or. stanchibn l9. in

carried by a bed Q11 Carriage movablelengthwise, or up and down in the base along the web "If; between the flanges II and I2. The bed or car: riage includes a bottom channel composed offal.

0 web 2| and flanges 22 andoa top channel; composed of a web 23 and flanges 24, the two channels. being yieldingly urged apart by a long leaf spring] 25 having its endlportions 26 bearing againstxthe web?! and its intermediate portion ZTbe-aring against the web 23" to constantly urge, theftwo channels apart, and thereby automatically adjust. the thickness of the bed. The two channels and the spring are hel'diin assembled relation by laterally directed lugsiZliii on the flanges 24 projecting into s1ots29 in the" flangesflz. The pad 20 is located on the bed by a non-,- circular stud 30 passing through a slots} inthe lower end'of the pad 20. The stud is fixed to, the web 26 of the lower channel of the, bedand pro- -jects through slots,32 inthe spring 2,5and" Biiinf theweb 23 of theupper channel with appropriate clearance; The clearances are such that the upper channel may be tilted slightly in order. to, enter the lugs 28 in the slots 29while the spring 25 is compressed; after which the reaction of thespring serves to hold the channels in substantially Parallel relation, andhence the lugs 28 in the slots 29,,

The bed or carriage ismovable lengthwise along the base in order to, place the appropriate hori-i zontal line under a tearing strip or ruler when a, passenger has paidhis fare and the operator d'e. sires to tear off the appropriate identification s1ip. This is accomplished by attaching the carriage to, an operating lever 35 fulcrumed on a. pin 36 fixed-t. to theleit' wing Moi the bed and-adapted-td roe tate about that fulcrum up. and down from the. position shown. in Fig 2. In order. to passbehind; the base, the lever has an arched portion]. 3.1. which lies across the web ll] of the base,vasfbestf shown in Figs. 2, 5, and 6.. They arch d portion is connected tothe, web 21 of thelower channel of the bed or carriage by means of a-stud 39,fixed to, that web and projecting, through a verti cal slot; in the web liiofthe base and a, horizontalslot 4L;

'inthe arched portion. 3] oi the lever. 35. "Itis;

made fast by a cap 42; andacap screw, 43. a From this. connection, it will, bev apparent, that, moving" h QclBVB ab ut. itsqful rum. 35.;wi1Lcause the stud.- 39;to .traye1' in the slot til, and therebymqy it 1 etter carriagelen thwiseun or. down. along the; a e in to. r ction.- Qf. ambient-st theleverfili.

The-free end close about a circular or sector-shaped flange 45 on the right wing flange I3 of the base. That portion of the lever 35 is equipped with a hollow handle 46 in which there is a sprin 41 normally urging a friction shoe or plunger 48 against the flange 45 to retain the lever, and therefore the carriage, in a set position.

In order to enclose and properly hold the pad of tickets 20, the bed or carriage is provided with a. concave cover or housing 56 having one side 51 hinged at 52 to the flange H of the base and the other side 53 equipped with a latch 54 adapted to extend through a slot 55 in the wing flange l4 and engage the latmr at 56 to hold the cover in normally closed position.

Inside the cover there is a long leaf spring 57 adapted to lie on the pad of tickets shown in Fig. 4 and urge them constantly against the bed or carriage. Preferably, the spring is slotted along the middle 58 to make it forked, and the ends of the forks are rounded, as indicated at 59. The lower end of the spring 57 is turned at an angle and made fast to'the bottom 66 of the cover, as indicated at 6| (Fig. 6)

The top 62 of the cover provides a straight edge 63 which lies across the top of the uppermost ticket and forms a tearing edge or ruler against which the free end of the tickztmay be pulled to tear off the identification check or receipt.

Just beneath the top 62 of the cover and adjacent to the cutting edge 6-3, there is a curved metal clip 64 pivoted on a rod 65 and urged by a spring 66 to bring its edge 67 to the right in Fig. 6 or toward the carriage, whereby it will always tend to hold the stubs 68, as shown in Fig. 4, inside the cover so as-to expose the ticket to be operated upon to the cutting edge 63.

With such an arrangement, no matter how many of the auditors stubs 68, or how many different lengths are on the pad, by moving the carriage downwardly to bring the longest stub below the clip 6d and moving it upwardly again, the clip 64 will gather the stubs and curl them to substantially the position shown in Fig. 4 within the cover 50, and thereby expose the topmost ticket to be operated upon.

In order to cut a notch or other indication in the auditors stub and identification receipt at a point indicating the destination of the passenger, the cover is provided \vi'h a pointer; mounted to slide back and forth in a recess H in the top of the cover and along a transverse rod 12 in order to bring a short point 73 at the proper location with respect to the vertical lines on the ticket 28 to indicate the station of destination.

The pointer is formed up of sheet metal of the shape generally indicated in Figs. 2, 6, and 7 and is pierced transversely to fit on the rod ?2 be tween the shoulders i4 at each side of the depression H in the cover 56.

'The rod 12 is made readily removable by providing it with a notch 15 adapted to receivea forked end of the latch 16 slidable within the cover 50 under a holding rivet 11. By releasing the latch, the rod can be removed far enough to permit the pointer 16 to be taken out for sharpenin and to permit replacing it.

.In operation, the latch 54 (Fig. 5) is pressed to V the right, releasing the cover 50,'which is swung about the hinge 52 to open position. A pad 2t is.

inserted, and the stud '30 put through the slot 3!.

pays his fare, the operator, grasping the handle 46, shifts the lever 35, and therefore the carriage and the pad of tickets, until the horizontal line, or some portion corresponding to the horizontal line for a station, comes beneath the cutting edge 63 at the top of the cover. Next, he moves the pointer 70 to move the point 13 beneath the station of destination, and finally, by picking up the upper end of the top ticket and pulling it across the cutting edge 63, he tears off the identification receipt or check, simultaneously marking the station of boarding and cutting a notch to indicate the station of destination. The receipt handed to the passenger serves as identification, and when turned back to the operator at the station of departure indicates whether or not thepassenger has paid for transportation to that station.

After removal of identification receipt or check, the operator will lower the lever 35 to bring the upper end of the auditorfs coupon within the grasp of the clip 65, and then raise, the lever again to bring the next ticket with the appropriate station line in the viciniiy of the cutting edge 63, and repeat the operation described.

We claim:

1. In a ticket holder and receipt dispenser,

scribed, a retaining spring attached at one end to said base and operating against the ticket bed under said cover, a t'cket bed movable lengthwise along said base and having therein a ticket pad support, an elongated leaf spring resting on friction surface curved in 'an arc corresponding substantially to the path of the lever when rotated, friction means carried by the lever'adjacent said segment to engage the segment for holding the bed in any adjusted position, a springeactuatedarcuate'clip under the cover adjacent said cutting edge for engaging and directing ticket stubs within said cover, and a removable pointer slidably adjustable along the cutting edge of the cover transversely across said bed. I

2. In a ticket holder and receipt dispenser, a

base, a cover. on the base providing a cutting edge extending across a ticket bed hereinafteridescribed, a ticket bed movablelengthwise along said base and having therein a ticket pad support, an elongated leaf spring resting on a bot-- tomweb ofthe ticket bed .and engaging said sup; port to. direct the support against'the cutting" edge of said cover, an operating lever across the back of. said base fulcrumed on one side thereof" and connected by a stud operating. in a slot intermediate the ends of the lever to said "bed to move the bed along thebase indirect response" to a corresponding movementof thelever, a con:

tinuous friction s'eginent'carried by the 'bas'ejop'i positethe fulcrum providing an unbroken'fric-" tion surface curvedin an arc corresponding sub j- I stantially to the pathof the lever when rotated,

' friction shoecarried by the lever adjacent, said,

and underneaththe fingerfii' are bestshown in I 'Fig. 3." The'coveris closed; When a'p'a'ssenger" segmentto engage the segmen fonhbldirigth" 112a in any adjusted positioiif spring-actuated a base, a cover on the base providing a cutting edge extending across a ticket bed hereinafter dearcuate clip under the cover adjacent said cutting edge for engaging and directing ticket stubs Within said cover, and a removable pointer slidably adjustable along the cutting edge of the cover transversely across said bed.

3. In a ticket holder and receipt dispenser, a base, a cover on the base providing a cutting edge extending across a ticket bed hereinafter described, a ticket bed movable lengthwise along said base and having therein a ticket pad sup port, an elongated leaf spring resting on a bottom web of the ticket bed and engaging said support to direct the support against the cutting edge of sad cover, an operating lever at the back of said base fulcrumed on one side thereof and connected to said bed by means of a and slots associated with the bed and lever to move the bed along the base in direct response to a corresponding movement of the lever, a con tinuous friction segment carried by the base op posite the fulcrum providing an unbroken friction surface curved in an arc corresponding sub stantially to the path of the lever when rotated, and friction means carried by a handle of the lever adjacent said segment to engage the segment for holding the bed in any adjusted position.

4. In a ticket holder and receipt dispenser, a base, a cover on the base providing a cutting edge extending across a ticket bed hereinafter described, a ticket bed movable lengthwise along said base and having therein a ticket pad support, an elongated leaf spring resting on a bottom web of the ticket bed and engaging said support to direct the support against the cutting edge of said cover, an operating lever across back of said base fulcrumed on one side thereof and connected to said bed by a stud and slot arrangement in the bed and lever to move the bed along the base in direct response to a corresponding movement of the lever, means associated in frictional engagement with a handle of the lever located opposite the fulcrum and with an adjacent segment of the base for holding said bed in any adjusted position, and a spring-actuated arcuate clip under the cover adjacent said cutting edge for engaging and directing ticket stubs within said cover.

5. In a ticket holder and receipt dispenser, a base, a cover on the base providing a cutting edge extending across a ticket bed hereinafter described, a ticket bed movable lengthwise alon said base and having therein a ticket pad support, an elongated leaf spring resting on a bottom Web of the ticket bed and engaging said support to direct the support against the cutting edge of said cover, an operating lever across the back of said base fulcrumed on one side thereof and connected to said bed by a stud and slot arrangement in the bed and lever to move the bed along the base in direct response to a corresponding movement of the lever, frictional means associated with the lever and with an arcuate segment of the base opposite the fulcrum for holding the bed in any adjusted position, and a spring-actuated arcuate clip under the cover adjacent said cutting edge for engaging and direct" ing ticket stubs Within said cover.

6. In a ticket holder and receipt dispenser, a base, a cover on the base providing a cutting edge extending across a ticket bed hereinafter described, a retaining spring attached at one end to said base and operating against the ticket bed under said cover, a ticket bed movable lengthwise along said base and havin therein a ticket pad support, an elongated leaf spring resting on a bottom web of the ticket pad and engaging said support to direct the support against the cutting edge of said cover and against the retaining spring, an operating lever across the back of said base fulcrumed on one side thereof and connected intermediate the ends of the lever to said bed by means of a stud and slot arrangement in the bed and lever to move the bed along the base in direct response to a corresponding movement of the lever, frictional means associated with the lever and with the base opposite the fulcrum for holding the bed in any adjusted position, and a spring actuated arcuate clip under the cover adjacent said cutting edge for engaging and directing ticket stubs Within said cover.

7. In a ticket holder and receipt dispenser, a base, a cover on the base providing a cutting edge extending across a ticket bed hereinafter described, a retaining spring attached at one end to said base and enclosed by said cover, a ticket bed movable lengthwise along said base and having therein a ticket pad support, an elongated leaf spring resting on a bottom web of the ticke bed and engaging said support to direct the support against the cutting edge of said cover and against the retaining spring, an operating lever across the back of said base fulcrumed on one side thereof and connected to said bed intermediate the ends of the lever by means of a stud and slot arrangement to move the bed along the base in direct response to a corresponding movement of the lever, a continuous friction segment carried by the base opposite the fulcrum provid ing an unbroken friction surface curved in an arc corresponding substantially to the path of the lever when rotated, and a friction shoe carried by the lever to engage said segment for holding the bed in any adjusted position.

ALPHONSUS CHESTER EGART. GEORGE MICHAEL EGART.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,599,863 Stoddard Jan. 22, 1929 1,797,270 Macdonald Mar. 24, 1931 1,941,979 Feddern Jan. 2, 1934 1,961,271 Williams June 5, 1934

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US5058792 *Apr 3, 1990Oct 22, 1991Wyant & Company LimitedBathroom tissue dispenser (large roll)
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Classifications
U.S. Classification225/23, 225/30, 225/28, 83/917, 225/42
Cooperative ClassificationY10S83/917, A47K10/38