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Publication numberUS274400 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 20, 1883
Filing dateMay 2, 1882
Publication numberUS 274400 A, US 274400A, US-A-274400, US274400 A, US274400A
InventorsW. Horace Sopbe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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W. H. SUPERw GARD 03 TICKET HOLDER. v No. 274,400. Patented'Mar. 20,1883.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 274,400, dated March 20, 1883.

Application filed May 2, 1882. (No model.)

To all om it may concern Be it nown that I, W. HORACE Sores, of Baltimore city, State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Card or Ticket Holders; and I hereby declare the same to be fully, clearly, and exactly described as follows, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a perspective view of the device. Fig. 2 is a sectional view of the same on the line a: x of Fig. 3, and Fig. 3 is a top plan of the device.

The object of my invention is to furnish a box or holder adapted to contain a number of cards or tickets, and provided with simple mechanism whereby a single card can be projected to a distance, permitting its ready removal from the box.

While my invention is shown in the accompanying drawings embodied in a case for streetcar-railway tickets, and is particularly adapted thereto, it is by no means limited in its application, as the device, modified as to size and in other obvious particulars, may be used as a holder for railway-tickets at sellingstations, or for a pocket-case for business or visiting cards.

In the drawings,A is a box open at one end and having a head, B, at the other, between which head and the lid of the box is a slot, 1), of a width and length to permit the passage of the card or ticket. Slots a a are formed in the lid, and a strip, a, of metal of substantially the same thickness as the card or ticket, passes across the bar between the slots and up through them, and is soldered to a roughened thumb-plate, G.

D is a box open at the top and at one end, adapted to slide in at the open end of the box A, and having by preference a punched-up knob adapted to engage with a similar depression, f, in the box A when slipped into place. Lugs c are soldered to theinside walls of the box D, serving to hold the tickets or cards at acertain distance from the end of the box sufficient to permit the strip 0 to pass behind the uppermost ticket when retracted. A false bottom, d, slightly curved upward at the ends, as shown in Fig. 2, so as to bear upon the ends of the tickets, is mounted on a cone spiral spring, E, in the box D. It is slotted to embrace the lugs e, whereby endwise movement of the bottomis prevented.

In operation the tickets are laid on the bottom d, and the latter being depressed, the box D is slid into the box A, as shown.

out at the slot b, as shown in Fig. 1, when it may be drawn completely out of the box.

A special advantage of my invention lies in the construction of the lugs e and false botbottom, and prevent lateral motion thereof, while serving as stops for the tickets, as before stated, while the rear portion of the false bottom isextended beyond the slots and lugs for the purpose of preventing the strip 0 from engaging with the rear edge of the false bottom. Were this not so, when the last ticket had been removed and the slide moved back, carrying the strip behind the lugs, (in position to engage a ticket,) it would catch behind. the rear edge of the false bottom in the same manner that it engages the rear edge of a ticket, and the slide being pressed forward, the false bottom would be bent or broken, or the slide or spring be broken or injured. These difiiculties are all obviated by my device, which may be very cheaply constructed, occupies but little space in the pocket, and is so simply and I conveniently operated as to permit a ticket to be extracted with one hand and without removing the box from the pocket.

Having thus described myinvention,what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- The box A, having sliding strip 0, in combination with box D, having lugs e, and the spring-supported false bottom, slotted to engage with and extending to the rear of said lugs, as described, andfor the purposes set forth.




vtom d. The lugs serve as a guide for the false

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