US 489069 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. W; CROOK. TICKET HOLDING Dewey.`
1 Patented Jen. 3, 1893.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE JonN w. cEooK', or COLUMBUS, omo.
SPECIFICATIQN forming part of Letters Patent No. 489,069, dated January 3, 1893.
Application led October- 31,1892.
.To all whom it may concern:
15e it known that LJOHN W. CROOK, a citizen 'of the United States, residing at Columbus, in the county of Franklin and State of Ollio, have invented a certain new and4 useful Improvementv in Ticket-Holding Devices, of which the following.,1r is a specification.
My invention relates to ticket-'holding devices and has particular relation to ticketholding devices for street car tickets.
The objects of my invention are to provide a superior receptacle of this class, of simple and reliable construction; to produce the same in a neat, compact and convenient form; to so construct said device as to insure the removal therefrom of but one ticket at a time and to produce other improvements which ,will be more specifically pointed out hereinafter.
These objects I accomplish in the manner illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,
. Figure l is a view in perspective of one of my improved ticket-holding devices o'r boxes.
Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section of said box showing the tickets therein. Fig. 3 is a detail view in perspective of a portion of the under side Vof the box top. Fig. 4 is a face View of one of the tickets adapted to be held by my improved box and Fig. 5 is an end view.
Similar letters refer tosimilar parts throughout theseveral views. f
a represents the ticket case or box which is preferably of the oblong form shown and which has its corners rounded. This case which is preferably formed of metal may be produced in one or more sections as desired.
`In the under side of the case top b, I provide throughout the length thereof, a longitudinal depression or seat b and within the depressed portion of said top-piece, I provide an elongated slotted opening` fc which as shown in the drawings, is preferably arranged so that the center of its length is in rear of the center ofthe length of the case.
d represents a sliding plate which as shown in the drawings, is of less length than the boxtop depression b and whichis adapted to fit and slidel within said depression, and which when so seated has its under side flush with the under side of the box top. This slide d which said ticket is Serial No. 450,438. (No model.)
has projecting lipwardly and outwardly therefrom through4 the slotted opening c, a suitable stud or pin' d which is provided, as shown, with an enlarged slightly flattened head which is adapted to bear upon the upper side of the case-top on opposite sides of the slotted opening c. The rear end ofthe slidingr plate d has its under side provided with one or more downwardly projecting teeth or similar projections e which as hereinafter described are adapted to engage with the rear end of the topmost ticket contained in the box. In the forward end of the case or box a, I provide a. transverse slotted opening e which is of such length as to admit of an ordinaryticket passing endwise therethrough. This ,opening e' is so formed as shown in the drawings, as to bring its upper side iiush with the under side of the box or case-top. The end terminations of the opening e' are as shown at e2, slightly enlarged by a short vertical cut or incision which extends above and below the body of the slot. Upon the bottoni f of the case or box on opposite sides of the center of the length thereof are seated suitable coiled springs f', the latter having secured upon their upper ends, the horizontal plate f2 which extends from the forward end of the box to a point near the rear end thereof and which-as shown in the drawings, is provided in its rear end with a down-turned portion f3. Upon this plate f2 is adapted to be supported one upon the other, a number of compactly arranged tickets such as are indicated at g in Figs. 2 and 4 of the drawings. Owing to the tension of the springs f', the upper ticket g of the package is normally held inengagement with the under side ofthe box top and with the under side of the sliding rin rear of said upper ticket. this position, it will be seen that the upper ticket will be retained in horizontal alignment with the exit opening e of the case through adapted to pass. In the otherwise open rear end of the case a, I provide side verticalguide-ways -h within which are adapted to slide, the side tongues h of a vertical sliding door plate h2 which serves to normally close the rear end of the case. This door-plate h2 is provided near its upper end Supported in plate d, the teeth of the latter being` IOCl with an inwardly projecting pin h3, which when said door is drawn downward comes into contact with the case bottom f and prevents the complete withdrawal of said door therefrom.
The method ofoperating my improved, ticket-holdingdevice is as follows: The tickets g having been supported as above described and as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, upon the spring-actuated supporting plate f2 and the upper ticket thus pressed against the under side of the'boX-top and against the plate d, it will be seen that by forcing the head or button of the pin d to its forward limit in the slot c, the contact of the teeth orprojections e with the rear end of the upper ticket g will result in the latter being forced forward until a greater portion thereof has passed through the slotted opening e2 when it may be readily Withdrawn. This operation being completed, the slide d may be again forced to the rear until its projections c are again in rear of or in a position to catch the upper ticket as before described.
In ticket-holding boxes which have been,
made heretofore, considerable 4difficulty has been experienced in securing the correct operation of the same, owing to the fact that the toothededges of the tickets indicated at g and which arp formed by the production of said tickets in perforated sheets become bent and serve to block the passage of the tickets through the exit slot: This difficulty I rem- Y edy by the formation at the ends of said slots ofthe Tfhead enlargements g2 which will admit of thepassage therethrough of said perforated projections g', although the latter may be bent in one or more directions. Y
Frompthe construction herein shown and described, it will be-seen that I have provided a simple and reliable ticket-holding device which will be of great utility and which will be exceedingly convenient for the use of per'- lfitting and adapted. to slide sons carrying streetcar or other tickets. Owing to thesize of the slotted exit opening e and the length of the projections of the plate teeth e, it is obvious that'but one ticket at a time can be passed out of the case, thus insuring a reliable operation of the device atall times. l l
Having now fully described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is,
l. In a ticket-holding device, the combination with the case a, slotted opening c in the upper side thereof, longitudinal depression aplate d b in the under side of the case top,
within said de'- pression, a pin d projecting from said plate through said slot c and one or moreteeth or projections e at the rear end of said slide and a slotted exit of said case adjacent to the upper sidethereof, of the spring supported plate f2 within said case and a suitable door-way and door in said case, substantially as and for the purpose specified. i i
2. In a ticket-holding device, the combi-nation with thevc'ase'a, slotted opening c in the upper side thereof,longitudinal depression b in the under side of the case-top, a plate d fitting and adapted to slide within said depression, a pin d projecting through said slot c and one or more teeth or projections e at the rear end of saidl slide and the slotted exit opening e' formed 'rin the forward end of said casing having end enlargements e2, of the spring supported plate fz within said case and a suitable door-way and door in said opening e in the forward end.
case, substantially as and for the purpose 8o specified.
JOHN w. oRooK.
In presence of' C. C. SHEPHERD, 'E. B. ENDsLoW.