US 632231 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Na. 632,231. Patented Sept. 5, i899.
L. J. BLADES.
mm filed ran. 11, 1898) UNITED STATES PATENT Erica.
NATIONAL TICKET CASE COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE TICKET-CASE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 632,231, dated September 5, 1899.
Application filed February 11,1898. Serial No. 669,908. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, LEONARD J. BLADES, of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ticket-Cases, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to ticl'zet-cases of that class in which aplurality of separate and separable compartments or receptacles each adapted to contain a considerable number of railway or other tickets are provided in one or more rows within a suitable containing casing; and the invention consists in the matters herein set forth, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a portion of a ticketcase provided with individually-removable ticket-containing receptacles and embodying my improvements in one form. Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation thereof.
In said drawings, A designates the supporting wall or framework of a ticket-case, which may be large or small and of any shape found convenient or desirable.
B B designate the separate compartments or receptacles which contain the tickets T and which will be provided in as many rows of as many receptacles in each row as may be necessary to hold the supply of the-particular oflioe or station for which the case is designed. Said receptacles B are placed side by side in an upwardly and rearwardlyinclined position, and as the tickets are withdrawn at the front of the receptacle those remaining are pressed forward by some suitable device, which may conveniently consist of a gravity member or marble C, as shown in Fig. 2. In accordance with my improvement the receptacles of each row are supported toward their forward ends upon a transverse ledge d, which in this instance is formed by the upwardly and inwardly turned and folded front edge of a plate D, which may be conveniently made of tin or other sheet metal and which is secured to the walls of the casing in a suitable manner, as by nails or screws (1. The rear edges of the receptacles B of each row also rest on a transverse support, which is herein shown as also afforded by the sheet-metal plate D, the disposition of these plates being such that when Qthe receptacles are placed thereon in proper position they incline downwardly at a sharp j angle, as shown. 1 Each receptacle B is locked in place by a downwardly and forwardly projecting lip 17, i that is adapted to interlock with a stationary part of the supporting framework or casing. In the particular construction shown such stationary part is the supporting-ledge cl, and the lip b, shown as struck down from the sheetmetal bottom B of the receptacle B. To engage said lip and ledge the receptacle is pushed back far enough to allow the lip to drop behind the ledge and is then moved forward again until the lip passes beneath the ledge, and thereby holds the receptacle down against the latter. The securing of each receptacle in the manner described is rendered easy and to an extent automatic by a spring E, which is secured to the receptacle by passing it through a loop I), struck upward from the sheet-metal bottom B of the receptacle until it strikes a stop-lug biwhich is also conveniently struck up from the sheet-metal bottom B. A resisting-surface against which the spring E is compressed is shown as provided for the upper row of cells by continuing the sheet-metal plate D vertically upward at d for a short distance at its juncture with the rear wall of the casing and then bendingit sharply forward, as shown at 61 When the receptacles are pushed into the casing, the upwardly-curved free end of the spring E strikes the under surface of the flange d thus provided, and by its resistance against the latter not only effects the interlocking of the lip b and ledge (Z, but holds the rear end of the receptacle down against the supporting-plate D. In the same mango ner the plates D may be bent upwardly and forwardly to provide the resisting-surface for the springs E of each of the other rows of receptacles, buta saving in metal is effected and additional strength and solidity are given to 5 the casing by inserting triangular blocks A in the angle between the plates D and the rear wall of the casing to support said plates and afford the downwardly and forwardly resistiing-surface for the spring E. The action of the spring against the under surface of these blocks is obviously exactly the same as against the ledge (1 I claim as my invention- 1. A ticket-case comprising the casing A having the transverse triangular blocks A secured to its rear wall, and provided with the inclined transverse sheet-metal plates D resting at theiredges upon said blocks and having their front edges turned upwardly and inwardly to form the transverse ledges d, the rear edge of the upper plate D being turned upwardly and forwardly to form the flange (Z and a plurality of separate ticket-receptacles B having downwardly-projectin g lips 1) adapted to interlock with the ledge cl, and having the springs E secured to their rear ends and extending rearwardly and upwardly with their free extremities bent forwardly, the springs of the receptacles on the upper plate D engaging with the flange d and the springs of the receptacles on the under plates D engaging with the blocks A, substantially as described.
2. A ticket-case comprising a supportingcasing having a transverse ledge, a plurality of ticket-receptacles resting on said ledge in a downwardly and forwardly inclined position and having depending lips interlocking with said ledge, and a spring secured to the upper rear end of each receptacle and proj eeting rearwardly and upwardly with its free extremity curved upwardly and forwardly, and a downwardly-facing surface against which said springs are compressed by the insertion of the receptacles to hold the latter interlocked with the ledge, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I affix my signature hereto, in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses, this 9th day of February, 1898.
LEONARD J. BLADES.
HENRY WV. CARTER, J. IIALPENNY.