US 901996 A
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' MACHINE FOR PRINTING AND ISSUING TICKETS. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 18, 1907.
901,996. Patented Oct. 27,1908.
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APPLICATION FILED JUNE 18, 1907.
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BY mWMMmMw-m ALEXANDER PARKER, OF DANNEVIRKE, NEW ZEALAND.
MACHINE FOR PRINTING AND ISSUIN G TICKETS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 27, 1908.
Application filed June 18, 1907. Serial No. 379,634.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALEXANDER PARKER, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Dannevirke, in the Colony of New Zealand, have invented a new and useful Machine for. Printing and Issuing Tickets; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same.
This invention relates to a machine that has been designed especially for use in printing and issuing the tickets used for admission to amusements, but it may also be used for other analogous purposes, such for instance, as for issuing tickets for railway or other transport.
The machine has been designed for printing any desired matter upon a continuous strip of paper fed through the machine, and then severing the printed portion from the strip, in order that it may drop clear of the machine. These operations are carried out by a single revolution of a handle. If desired, a numbering mechanism may be com bined. with the apparatus, by means of which the tickets printed and severed, may be numbered consecutively, such mechanism also being actuated by the handle operating the machine.
In describing the invention, reference will be made to the accompanying sheet of drawings, in which,
Figure 1 is a front view of the mechanism, the upper portion of the containing case be ing removed, and the lower portion being shown in section. Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a front view of the machine. Fig. 4 is an end elevation of the mechanism looking from the left of the other figures.
A containing case comprised by a lower portion 1 and an upper portion 2 (Fig. 3) hinged thereon, is provided, such case being provided with a lock in order that tampering with the mechanism may be prevented. IVithin the casing and upon the bottom thereof, a framework is fixed. This framework is composed of a pair of side cheeks 3, 4, and a flat table portion 5 extending across between them and extending horizontally along within the casing. A shaft 6, extends across between the cheeks, and is carried in bearings formed in the cheeks. This shaft, at its front end, passes out through the front of the case, and has a handle 7 secured thereon. A ratchet wheel 8 (Fig. 1) is secured also upon the shaft, and a pawl 9 pivoted to the front face of the cheek 3, engages with such ratchet wheel, and serves to prevent the shaft being rotated in a reverse direction to that required in operating the machine. Secured upon the shaft 6, between the cheeks, is a die or impression roller 10 the peripheral face of which has a die or stamp comprising the matter to be imprinted in the machine secured upon it.
Mounted between the cheeks beneath the impression roller is another roller 11, the periphery of which is preferably formed of some resilient material, such as rubber. This roller is so adjusted that, as the impression roller is rotated, the peripheries of the two rollers will engage, and will revolve together. To provide for the pressure of the rollers being regulated to any desired degree, the spindle 12, upon which the roller 11 is mounted is carried through vertical slots in the cheeks, and at its ends is supported in bearings 18 (Figs. 1 and 41-) adjustable in height.
An inking roller 14 is carried upon a spindle 15 extending across between the cheeks, and arranged above the impression roller at such a height that as such roller is rotated, it will engage with the surface of the inking roller, so that theimpression thereon may be inked. The rollers 10 and 11 are so adjusted with regard to the framework that the point where their peripheries engage, will be on a level with the top surface of the table 5. Such table is broken away for a short distanceto allow of the rollers engaging (as shown in Fig. 2). A strip of paper thus fed along the table, would pass between the rollers.
Secured to the end of the table is a cutting block 16, and hinged thereto is a knife blade 1.7 that is adapted, when depressed, to have its edge pass down across the block 16. This blade is normally kept in the raised position shown in the drawings, by means of the spring 18 secured to its other end.
A crank 19 (Fig. 41) is secured to the inner end of the shaft 6, and a connecting rod 20' connects such rod with a bar 21 mounted vertically in slides upon the outer face ,of the check 4. The top end of this bar is attached to or is formed with a cross piece 22 extending horizontally across it. From one end of the cross piece, a bar 23 rigidly depends, and its lower end overlies the upper edge of the hinged knife blade 17. The revolution of the shaft 6, causes an up and down movement to the cross head 22, and thereby serves to depress the knife blade, and release it so as to allow of its spring 18 drawing it up again.
The paper to be printed on is contained within a continuous roll 2% mounted on a spindle 25 carried in a frame 26 which, in the drawings, is shown as secured to the outside of the casing, but which, if desired, may be mounted in any convenient position within the casing. An orifice 27 is formed in the adjacent casing end in a line with the top of the table 5, and a mouthpiece 28 is formed in the opposite end of the casing. lhe end of the roll is fed in through the orifice 27 and along the table 5, and between the rollers 10 and 11, which grip the strip and cause it to be fed between them as they are revolved. \Vith each revolution of the shaft 6, the impression roller will cause an imprint to be madeon the strip and for the strip to be fed along and roject over the cutting edge of the table. tach revolution of the shaft 6 will also cause the knife 17 to descend past the cutting block and to pass through the strip so as to sever the projecting portion, which will then fall out through the mouthpiece outside the machine. The distance between the cutting edge and the imprinting point will be such that at each movement of the strip, the whole of an imprinted portion will be projected over the edge, so that the knife will sever a complete ticket on each descent.
hen numbering mechanism is employed, it may be of any approved and known form. In the drawings an ordinary plunger machine 29 is shown. This machine is held firmly in position above the table 5 which, if desired, may have a resilient block 30 (Fig. 2) secured within it beneath the machine in order to prevent any jar when the stamping cylinder descends upon the strip. The cross head 22 has an extension piece 31 extending over above the handle 32 of the numbering machine, so that as such cross head is de- 1 pressed by the rotation of the shaft 6, the I handle will be engaged and depressed the necessary amount to cause the machine to j stamp the strip fed along the table 5. The il tickets issued by the machine, may thus be I l l l numbered consecutively in order that the number issued, may be recorded and quickly ascertained.
What I do claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
l. A machine for printing and issuing tickets, comprising, in combination, a framework, a shaft mounted in the framework, a printing roller secured upon the shaft and a roller mounted in the framework beneath, a feeding table in a line with the point of engagement of the peripheries of the rollers, a numbering machine mounted on the feeding table, cutting mechanism upon the end of such table, and means whereby the numbering machine and the cutting mechanism may be operated simultaneously with the revolution of the shaft, substantially as specified.
2. A machine for printing and issuing tickets, comprising, in combination, a framework, a shaft mounted in the framework, a printing roller secured upon the shaft and a roller mounted in the framework beneath, a feeding table in a line with the point of engagement of the peripheries of the rollers, a numbering machine mounted on the feeding table, cutting mechanism upon the end of such table, a crank upon the shaft, a vertical sliding bar having a cross head on its top end, a connecting rod joining the crank and the sliding bar, a rigid rod depending from one end of the cross head, and overly ing the cutting mechanism and a projection upon the other end of the cross head overlying the numbering machine handle, substantially as specified.
In testimony whereof, I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
\Vitnesses I V. ALEXANDER, l M. E. BROWN.