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J. LIPPINOOTT. TICKET PUNCH.
Patented se t. 19.18821 N. PETERS. Pholu UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
J OHN LIPPINOOTT, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND;
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 264,465, dated September Application filed March 4, 1882. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN LIPPINcorr, of Baltimore city, State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ticket-Punches; and I hereby declare the same to be fully, clearly, and exactly described as follows, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view, and Fig. 2 a central longitudinal sectional view, of the device.
My present invention relates to devices'for punching or perforating tickets and for analo gous uses; and it has for its object to provide a punch in which the motion of the dies is sub stantially in a right line, thereby preventing injury to the dies by reason of failure to register as they meet, to cheapen the construction,
and to increase generally the efficiency of the device and its convenience of use or handling. These ends I accomplish by attaching the male and female dies to the ends of arms which are integral with or secured to a spring adapted to hold the arms normally apart, and by pivotingapair of cam-levers to a bar which passes through the arms, so that by pressing the le vers together the dies are caused to approach each other. e
In the drawings, A A are cam-levers pivoted at a a to a bar, B. U (3 are the arms having the male and female dies E 6. These arms are connected with a spring, a, bent in a circle between the handles and constituting a ring by which the device may be suspended from the finger or by a string. A stripper-spring, d, is secured at D to one of the arms. In the spring (I and arms A- are formed slots 0, through which the bar B passes, insuring registration of the dies.
pressed inward the cam corners f approach each other, compressing the arms 0 together and causing the diesE e to approach and punch the ticket which has previously been placed between them. On releasing the levers the stripper-springd frees the ticket from the male. die, and the reaction of the springs opens the handles to their normal position, as shown.
Instead of slotting the arms (J and pressing the bar B through the slot, the bar may be slotted and the arms play'therein; but the described construction is preferred, as it leaves the sides fof the device flush, facilitating its withdrawal from the pocket.
Having'thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In a ticket-punch, a pair of arms having in one end the dies and connected at the other by means of a bowed spring, which snhserves the double function ofa pivotal connection and of a supporting-ring for the arms, and a handle adapted to press the arms together, as set forth.
2. In a ticket-punch, a pair of arms carrying the dies and connected by means of a spring, and a cam-lever handle adapted, as described, to press-the dies together.
3. In combination with the die-arms connected by means of a spring, the cam-lever handles pivoted to a bar which passes through the arms, as set forth.
4. In combination with the cam-lever handles and bar B, the arms A, carrying the dies, and connected by means of a finger or suspending ring, 0, as set forth.
' JOHN LIPPINOOIT.
R. D. WILLIAMS, W. A. BER'IRAM.