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Publication numberUS885503 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 21, 1908
Filing dateJul 9, 1907
Priority dateJul 9, 1907
Publication numberUS 885503 A, US 885503A, US-A-885503, US885503 A, US885503A
InventorsChristian Miller
Original AssigneeChristian Miller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 885503 A
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PATENTED APR. 21, 1908.


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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, CHRISTIAN MILLER, citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Station-Indicators, of which the following is a specification.

This invention is a station indicator or timing mechanism, by means of which the motorman or engineer of a car or train may have before him a schedule or indicator adapted to be applied to a clock, for the purpose of showing the time he starts on a run and the times he should arrive at the various intersecting streets, stations or other places, as well as indicating in connection with the clock the time he actually arrives at said places, and whether he is ahead or behind time, and if so, how much.

The invention includes an ordinary clock, to the face of which is applied an indicating dial with the names of the streets, stations or other places marked thereon, this dial being made of glass, and placed in front of the clock dial, and corresponding therewith. to the extent that the marks indicative of the stations are placed on the additional dial a distance apart corresponding to the space in minutes, as indicated on the clock dial for the run from one station to another.

The additional or indicating dial provided by my invention is capable of being turned with respect to the clock face, so that the starting point may be placed at any desired time with respect to the clock dial, according to the time of starting.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a face view of the device. Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof. Fig. 8 is a partial section on the lines 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Referring specifically to the drawings, a clock, as a whole, is indicated at 6, and. it may be of any suitable construction, and. needs no further description, except that it has a circular outer casing 7 around which. is a circumferential rib 8, and at the front edge of which is a circumferential outwardly projecting flange 9.

The clock is supported upon a bracket 10 which may be secured to any fixed part and which has a band 11 adapted to iit around the clock case, and this band is provided with a bead 12 which receives the rib 8 on the Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed July 9, 1907.

Patented April 21, 1908.

Serial No. 382,923.

1 clock case. The band may be loosened or tightened. by a thumb screw 13, and it is of proper size and shape to hold the clock, and l when the band is tightened the clock is held therein by the engagement of the rib 8 and the bead 12. This permits the clock to be turned in the band, but prevents it from dropping or falling out.

Mounted in front of the face of the clock is a glass indicating dial or transparent disk 14:, held in a ring frame 15. This dial has a series of marks 16, indicating various streets or stations, and located a proper distance apart according to the number of minutes between each station, corresponding in this respect to the minute spaces of the clock dial.

The ring 15 is held to the clock casing by means of a pair of clips 17 which engage the flange 9. Said flange has a series of holes 18 extending around the same at a distance apart corresponding, say, to a minute space on the clock face. The ring 15 has two or more rearwardly projecting pins 19 which are adapted to enter these holes, and by which the position of the ring and the indi cating dial carried thereby is fixed with respect to the clock dial. By unfastening the c ips 17 and disengaging the pins 19 the ring 15 and the glass dial carried thereby may be turned to bring the mark of the starting point opposite the desired minute mark on the clock face. Then, the rest of the marks on the indicating dial will occupy the proper relation with respect to the times at which the car or train should arrive at the other stations marked on the indicating dial, and on reaching any particular station the hands of the clock will indicate the time of arrival at each station, and, by reference to the indieating dial, whether it is ahead. of or behind the right time. The whole clock may be turned 'in the band if desired, to bring the marks in convenient position to be read.

By means of the indicating device shown a motorman or engineer may be provided with a clock on which the stations will be indi cated with respect to time, and which can be set at the beginning of each trip and changed for a subsequent trip, always indicating, however, the schedule time of the various stations when set at the proper starting time or point. No modification of the interior mechanism l of the clock is necessary,

and with slight which has an exterior circumferential outmodifications the indicating device may be r and a transparent dial in the ring and cover- 10 applied to any kind of a time piece. ing the face of the clock, the dial having stal claim: tion marks thereon. The combination of a clock, the case of In testimony whereofI afiix my signature,

in presence of two Witnesses.


Wardly-projecting flange with a series of holes around the same, a ring in front of tlie itnessesz clock and having pins adapted to enter said FLORENCE HENDERSON, holes and clips engageable with the flange, V H. G. BATCHELOR.

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