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Publication numberUS2742282 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1956
Filing dateApr 13, 1951
Priority dateApr 13, 1951
Publication numberUS 2742282 A, US 2742282A, US-A-2742282, US2742282 A, US2742282A
InventorsErvin Clyde T, Jacoby George A
Original AssigneeMosler Safe Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ticket folding device for depository
US 2742282 A
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C. T. ERVIN ET AL TICKET FOLDING DEVICE FOR DEPOSITORY AFiled April 13, 1951 April `17, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet l S. wd mw Mm O mm V www I A ./.E af 6 MR .ww CG Y B April 17, 1956 T. ERVIN ETAL 2,742,282

TICKET FOLDING DEVICE FOR DEPOSITORY Filed April 13. 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 /4 INVE Rs. ,0 CLYDE T ERv/ BY GEORGE A. dAcoBY United SfatSfPaflf '0 Thisinvention relates to a device for folding a receipt relatestoan improvement in a receipt issuing` depository of the type disclosed generally inthe izo-pending applicationy of Jack N. Binns, Thomas E. D ugle, and Alvin F.

Alt, Serial No. 121,416, iiled'October 1 4, 1949now U. S. Patent No. 2,572,003, issuedOctober`23, 1.951.

2,742,282 Patented Apr, 17,1956

ticket folding member 17 (Figs. 2-4) is swung from the t Fig. 2 position to the Fig. 3 position, engaging and foldlticket and for issuing the ticket. ,More particularly, it l ing the portion of the ticket strip which forms one ticket and ejecting the ticket through the slot 12 with the fold first. As Ytheticket is ejected, a cut-off knife 17 cuts the ticket from the strip.

The device which has beendescribed in general terms to this point will now be describedtin greater detail.

In Figs. 7 andS is shown a portion of thestrip of tickets employed in the machine. The strip of tickets is similar to thatemployed inthe machine of the above mentioned Binns l'et al; application. Each ticketof the strip is provided with embossed indicia 18. During op- 1 eration of the mechanism of the depository (not shown in detail), the indicia are inkedso that the indicia canbe printed on a package deposited in the depository. The

' ticket strip is provided with a seriespfrspaced holes 19.

The depository of the Binns et al. application issues a i receipt ticket which vis folded double as `it is issued, and the present invention is particularly directed to am'ac'hine for folding a ticket as it is issued.

An object of this invention is to provide a device which folds and dischargesva the fold first. v

` A further object of this invention is to provide aA ticket folding device having a tongue [which moves across the path of a ticket as theticket isadvanced'to fold and eject 4the ticket through a slot.`

A further object of this inventionis to` provide a ticket folder'having a knife operating intimed relation` thereto, to cut oif a ticketwhen a ticket has been folded and issued.

`The above and-otherobjects and features of the invention will in part be apparent and will inpart'be obvious receipt `ticket through a slot with Y from the following detailed description, andthe drawings,

in which: ,f

IFigure lis a view in front elevation showing a depository having ticket folding means constructed 'in accordance with an embodiment of this invention, -the depository being shown mounted in a wall of a building;

Fig. 2 is an enlargedview in section taken along a line II-II of Fig. 1, the v ticket folding V'mechanism being shown in ticket released`position; i

Fig. 3 is an enlarged view in section taken along the same line as Fig. 2, showing the,ticket folding mechanism in ticket engaging position; a.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the ticket folding member;

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view in sidey elevation offthe depository; f

, Fig. 6 is a view partly in elevation tion taken along a line VI -VI`injFig.-5; i

Fig. `7 is a plan view showingl a portion of astrip of tickets of the type utilized in'the-depository;and t yand Vpartly in sec;

Holes 19 lit over sprockets 21 (FigsjZ and), of the ticket i wheel 14 so thatthe wheel can advance the tickets, The sides ofthe ticket strip are notched, as indicated at 22 (Fig. 7), and the strip is cut into tickets by knife 17' at the notched positions. A line of weakening 23 extends across each ticket. Each ticket is folded upon itself along line 23 as it is ejected through the slotso that the inked indicia are coveredvas each ticket is ejected.

The stripof tickets is advanced by ticket folding wheel 14 (Figs. 2 and 3)V across a` guide plate 24. Guide plate Y24` is slotted at 25 to provide a shearing edge 25 against Vwhich the knife cuts the ticket strip. The free end of the ticket strip crosses a narrow opening 26 at the end of guide plate 24 toreach support member 16. Support member 16 forms the lower wall of a hollow housing 27. Housing 27 supports and normally encloses ticket folding member 17. The housing extends outwardly of face plate 10 and has'a mouthyopening inwardly so that the ticket folding member can swingor oscillate into and out of housing 27. The ticketfolding member swings between normal position in which it is entirely housed in housing 27 (Fig.

2) and a ticket engaging position in which ticket folding member 17 extends through opening `26 and slot 12 (Fig. 3).

`Ticket folding member 17 (Fig. 4) includes a segmentally curved tongue 2S, which engages the ticket, and apair of spaced pivot carrying arms 29 attached to opposite` sides thereof. Arms29 are pivotally mounted in the housing, as shown inFigs, 2 and 3 on pivots 30 on which the ticket folding member turns.

Fig. S is a View section taken along a line v VIII-VIII In the following detailed description, and the drawings, like reference characters indicate like parts. l

In Figs. 1 3 is shown a front panel 1 0 of the housing of a depository of the type used `by bands and the like for receiving deposits afterbanking hoursV and when tellers are not ordinarily available. lPanel 10 closes an opening in 'an appropriate wall 11 of the bankl building orfother appropriate place and includes -a slot v12 through which receipt tickets are issued. Asy shown in Figs.- 2 and 3,`a

vstrip of tickets 13 is advanced by a ticket feeding wheel 14 toward the face plate to bring free end 15 of the ticket strip onto a support member'l (Fig. 2). Support mem ber `16 is mounted immediately` above the ticket slot. As

freeend 15 isfed onto supportmember, 16, auoscillating The ticket folding member turns with a gear 31. Gear 31 is driven by a train of gears including an intermittent gear 32, an idle gear 33, and a spring biased gear 34. Intermittent gear 32 is driven by ticket folding wheel 14.

. As the strip of tickets is advanced one ticket length, one

plane surface and one'set of teeth Vof intermittent gear 32 pass idle gear 33. Thus, idle gear 33 is released for the first portion of the advance of the ticket and is en gaged for'the remainder of the advance thereof, so-that the ticket folding member oscillates into engagement with the ticket when the ticket extends into housing 27.

As shown in Figs. 5 and 6, idle gear 33 and spring biasedgear 34 are mounted on one side of a plate 36. t Plate 36 extends rearwardly` from and is integral with front panel 10. Gear' 34 meshes with gears 33 and 31 and is mounted on a shaft 37. Shaft 37 extends through plate 36 and carries a crank arm 38 on the other side of plate 36. Crank arm 38 is urged downwardly, as shown` 32 is opposite gear 33, the ticket folding member is in housing 27.l Then, when one of thetoothed sections of gear 32y engages idle gear 33, the ticket folding member oscillates to bring the tongue thereof against the ticket` to fold :the ticket along the line of fold and eject the ticket through slot 12 fold Yline first. Finally, 4the cut-off knife drops to cut the ticket from the strip. Then the ticket can be grasped at theffoldand pulled from the slot, andth'ere is no danger of touching the inked surfaces of the `ticket indicia, for the indiciaare inside and covered bythe folds4 of the ticket.

`When .the cut-olf knife has fallen to cut a ticket free, the knife is raised before vthe ticket feeding Wheel 14 is again advanced.` The knife is raised by a camel. 'Cam 41 is rotatably mounted on the shaft of ticket feeding wheel 14. When the knife has fallen, .ca m 41 is swung clockwise, as shownin Figs. Zand 3 to engage a roller 42. Roller '42 is attached to aknife supporting arm 43 vso that when the cam engages roller ,42,*the knifeis'v raised. Then, when ticket feeding wheel-14 is again advanced,k ca 'rri il advances therewith counterclockwise to the position shown in Fig. 3 at which cam 41 is disengaged from roller 42. AsrtheY ticket Yfeeding Wheel turns, a cam surface 44' on thewheel engagesa lug 46. Lug vi6 is mounted on knife supporting arm f'yand holds the knife in elevated position until a notch 47 in cam surface `44rcaehes the lug, whereupon theknife falls. As the knife falls, it is pulled downwardly b'y a spring 4S (only part of which is shown) -to cut the ticket from the strip.

Other parts of the structure of the depository, including mechanism for driving the cam and the ticket wheel are shown and claimed in the aforementioned co-pending apv plication of I ack N. Binns et al. The ticket folding-device of this invention engages and folds each ticket as the ticket is advanced toward the face plate. Each ticket is engaged by the tongue of ticket folding member 17 and ejected positively thereby.

The ticket folding device described above and illustrated in the drawings is subject to structural modification without departing from the spirit and scope of the .appended claims.

, YHaving described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-is:

l. A receipt `ticket folding and issuing device which comprises a face plate having a ticket slot therein, a ticket support member adjacent and spaced from said slot and extending outwardly of said face plate substantially .per-

pendicularly thereto, means disposed inwardly yof said i face plate for feeding the free end of a ticket blank through the face plate and onto said support member, an oscillating ticket folding member normally disposed above said support member and disposed to vpass out and in said slot tobend the ticket blank onto itself, `means operating in timed relation with the ticket feeding means for oscillating the ticket folding member, whereby ythe tickets are y is above the support member and an operative position. A

in which the tongue extends through the slot.

3. A ticket feeding and issuing device which comprises a face plate having a ticket slot therein, a hollow housing extending outwardly of said plate adjaccntsaid slot, said housing havinga mouth opening through'the face plate spaced from the slot, means disposed inwardly of said face plate for feeding the free end ofV a ticket blank through the mouth and into the housing, an oscillating ticket folding member disposed to pass acrossthe path of the ticket yand out and in said slot to bend the ticket blank onto itself, and means operating in `timed .relation lwith the ticket feeding means for oscillating the ticket folding member, whereby the tickets are folded one at a time and ejeetedthroughtheslot jfold line first.

4. A receipt ticket folding and issuing device which comprises a faceplate having a ticket slot therein, a hollow housing extending outwardly of said plate adjacent said slot, said housing having amouth` opening through the face plate spaced from theslot, a rotatable ticket feeding wheel ,in the device for feeding the free end of a ticket blank 'throughth'e Yface plate andinto the housing, an loscillating` 'ticket .folding ;mernbery disposed 'to pass across the path of the v.ticket and outand in said slot to 1 bend the ticket blank `onto itself,.a gear .drive for advanc ing the Aticket folding member, an Vintermittent gear connected to the ticket "feeding wheel, the teeth of the intermittent gear engaging .agearinsaidgear drive whereby the ticket folding member is advanced from a normal position into engagement with the ticket as the ticket is advanced into the housing and the ticket `is folded and ejected through; the' slot fold line nrst, the V-interm'ittfmt gear releasingthe 'gear drive when the 'folded ticket 'has been ejectedyand means for returning the `ticket folding member to normalpositiom 5v. A receipt ticket folding and issuing device which comprises `a .face plate having ,a'ticket slot therein, ahollow Lhtnisin'g extending'outwardly of said plate adjacent said slot, said housing havingY a `mouth opening through the .face plate spaced from 'the slot, means in the device for feeding the free end of. a ticket blank through the mouth and linto the housing,- an oscillating ticket folding member pivotally `rriountedlinfsaid housing, said member having a curved'ticket engaging tongue and swinging between a ticket engaging :position in which the tongue extends through .the slot Y.and a released position in which the tongueisfhoused in .the housing, and means operating in timed relation 'with the ticket 'feeding means for advancing the Yticket .folding member to ticket engaging position .as the .ticketis advanced into said housing to fold and ejectthe ticket vthrough Vthe slot fold line rst, and means for returningthe-ticket-folding member to released position when .thefolded ticket has been ejected.

6. ,A .receipt ticket .folding and issuing device which comprises a face plate having a ticket slot therein, a hollow housingattached to and extending outwardly of said plate :adjacent Ysaidslot, said housing having an open mouth :extendingfthrough' the face plate vspaced from the slot, means iin the .devicefor feeding the free end of a ticket Yfrom fan elongated strip of tickets through the mouth .and `intothe housing, an oscillating ticket folding member pivotally mounted in said housing, said member having a curved :ticket `engaging tongue and swinging between a ticket l:engaging position in which the tongue extends through the slot and areleased lposition in which the-tongue iishoused Ein 'the housing, ymeans operating in timedV relation `with the ticket .feeding means for oscillatingrthe ticket folding member to ticket engaged position as vthe ticketfisadvanced into said housing, whereby the ticket is folded'and ejected through the slot fold line first, means operating in vtimed relation with the ticket advancing vmeans for=cutting the ticketfrom the strip of tickets `when ejected through the slot, and means for returning the ticket folding member to released position when the folded -ticket :has been ejected.

7. A receipt tioketefo'lding and issuing device which comprises a faceplate having a ticket slot therein, a hollow housing extending outwardly vof said face plate in alignment with butfspaced from said slot, said housing havinga .mouth-in .the face ,plate ,ini alignment with the slot, a ticket-guidingtplate-forguiding-one end of a ticket blank `from inside the face -plate toward the face plate and into -the mouth of Athe rhousing, said ticket-guiding plate being spaced :from :the face plate, an oscillating ticket-folding member ipivotally vmounted in said housing, saidY aticket-.folding :member having a rcurved ticket Aengaging tongue, said tongue `swinging between a ticket engaging position in which the tongue extends through the space between the ticket-guiding plate andthe face plate and through the slot and a releasedrposition in which the tongue is housed in the housing, means operating in timed relation with the ticket feeding means foradvanc- 5 ing the tongue to ticket engaging position as the ticket is advanced into said housing to fold and eject the ticket through the slot fold line rst, and means for returning the ticket folding member to released position when the folded ticket has been ejected. 10

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Classifications
U.S. Classification493/357, 101/71, 232/1.00R, 101/66, 493/449
International ClassificationG07B3/02, G07B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07B3/02
European ClassificationG07B3/02