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Publication numberUS355207 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1886
Publication numberUS 355207 A, US 355207A, US-A-355207, US355207 A, US355207A
InventorsJoseph Agustus Eeinfeld
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Joseph agustus eeinfeld
US 355207 A
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(No Model.)


. TIGKBTYGASB. No. 355,207.. Patented Dec. 28, 1886.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No.355,20'7, dated December 28, 1886 I Application filed August 17, 1886. Serial No.21l,l5l. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, J OSEPH AGUs'rUs REIN- FELD, a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Rochester, in' the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvementsin Ticket-Cases, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in ticket-cases; and it consists of the details of construction, combination, and arrangement of the parts for service, substantially as hereinafter described and claimed.

The objectof my invention is the provision of a case especially adapted for holding cartickets and enabling them to be readily supplied to the user as they are required.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved form of cover for the case, which cannot become detached, and which will effectually retain the tickets in place and prevent them from slipping out.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a tioketcase which will be small, so as to take up very little room in the pocket and not be in the way, whichwill be neat in appearance, easy and thoroughly effective in operation, and cheap of manufacture.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view-of my improved ticket-case. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view. Fig. 3 is a View of the cover removed from the case. Fig. 4 is an end elevation of the case. Fig. 5 is a detail view of one of the'spring-arms for the cover.

Referring to the drawings, A designates my improved ticket-case, constructed of metal and made rectangular in form, which case consists of the bottom a, sides a and a and ends a and a. The sides a and a have their upper edges turned or flanged to form guides or ways B and B, for the purpose to be explained. The end a of the case Ais provided with notches b and b on its upper edge, at opposite sides.

A plate, 0, is fitted within the case A, and has a spring, D, secured to its under side and resting on the bottom a of the case. From this construction it'will be seen that the plate 0 is always pressed upwardly by the spring D, and the tickets, which rest upon the plate, are retained. at the top ready to be removed from the case.

of the said arms. The outer side edges of these arms are adapted to slide back and forth in the guides or ways B and B.

Secured to the underside of the arms eand 6, near their free ends below the grooves f and f, are spring-arms G and G, the free ends of the spring-arms G and G being connected by a strip or cross-bar, H, which fits snugly over the end of the case when the lid is fitted in position. In operation, when these spring-arms G and G are pressed upwardly in sliding the cover, they rest in the grooves f and f, and retain the cover in place.

The manner of using my device is as follows: The tickets are placed in the case upon the plate 0. The cover is fitted in the case, the side edges of the arms 6 and a moving in the guides or ways B and B, and the spring-arms G and G receivedin the grooves f and f of the arms e and e,and also in the notches b and b of the case A, and by reason of the spring action of of the said arms the cover is retained tightly in place, and all danger of its becoming loose or working out is prevented.

It will be observed that I provide a ticketcase which will always supply the tickets one at a time through the open end of the case as the user requires them, and also that the tick ets cannot became torn in the case.

Heretofore it has been the common practice to deliver the tickets in envelopes, and very often in removing the tickets from the envelope more than the required quantity are put in the fare-box, because the tickets often stick together; also, very often in removing the tickets from the envelope they fall and are scattered over the car, causing much inconvenience and annoyance in picking them up.

It will be readily observed that my device overcomes these objections, as the user can only push out one ticket at a time.

To prevent the entire withdrawal of the loo cover,I provide lugs m m on the under side of the arms 6 and e, at the inner termination of the spring-arms G G, which lugs catch against the closed end a of the box or case, and hold the cover from being entirely withdrawn each time it is slid out.

To make the connection more secure and effect a neat joint, the ends of the strip or bar H are turned in, as at n n, to catch around the sides a and a of the box or case at the corners.

I clain1 1. The herein-described ticket-case, having guides or ways B and B, spring-actuated plate 0, fitted in the case A, and a spring-actuated lid or cover, E, working back and forth in the guides or ways B and B, as set forth.

2. The combination, with the box or case A, of a lid or cover, E, having grooves f and f on its under side, spring-arms G and G, secured to the under sides of the cover or lid,below the grooves, and a plate, H, secured to the front ends of the arms G and G, the lid working back and forth in the case A, substantially as described.

3. The combination, with the box'or case A, of the sliding cover or lid, spring-arms G and G, secured to the under side of the cover or lid and bearing on the case or box, as set forth.

4. The box or case A, having notches b, in combination with the cover or lid E, springarms G G, secured to the cover or lid and working in the notches b, and a plate, H, connecting the free ends of the spring-arms G G, as set forth.

5. The case or box A, in combination with the sliding cover or lid E, the spring-arms G G on the under side-of the cover or lid, the plate H, connecting the ends of the arms, and the turned ends n at the ends of the plate H, as set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto aflixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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