US 912110 A
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33M dumm? CHARLES C. GILL, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
TaaZZfwhom it 'may concern.'
Be it known that I, CHARLES C. G rILL, a citizen of the United States,resid1ng at Indiana olis, in the county of Marion andv 'State of ndiana, have invented new and useful Im rovements in Ticket-Holders, of which the fo owing is a specification.
The invention relates to an improvement in ticket holders designed primarlly to rovide for the reception of street car tic iets and constructed to permit the delivery of but one ticket at a time.
The main object of the invention is the production of a ticket holder of simple formation in which practically any number of tickets ma be readily inserted, the construction eing such that any ossible operation by the user will serve to e]ect but oneticket at a time.
The invention will be described in the following specification, reference being had particularly to the accompanying drawings, 1n whichz- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the ticket holder constructed in accordance with my invention, Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same, Fig. 8 is a transverse section of the same.
Referring particularly to the drawings my improved ticket holder comprises a casing 1 preferably of box-like form and of such size as may be conveniently carried in the pocket. The top or upper wall 2 of the casing near the forward or delivery end is cut out to provide a thumb recess 3, which recess is approximately half the length of the casing and opens through the forward edge of said upper wall. The forward wall 4 of the casing terminates a slight distance below the lower surface of the upper wall, providing a narrow space 5 between the upper edge of said wall 4 and the upper wall of the casing which is approximately of a size to equal the thickness of one ticket. The rear wall 6 of the easing is of less height than the forward or side walls to provide an entrance opening 7 for the insertion of the tickets, as hereinafter described. Near the forward edge the lower wall 8 is transversely slitted to provide a tongue 9 which in practice is bent upwardly from the plane of the lower wall to provide for retaining in place a leaf spring 10 said tongue being provided with diagonally depending flanges 9 for holding the spring 10 against lateral movement. This eaf spring bears against the Specification of Letters Patent.
' forward 'wallfffl', 'being held against the wall by the'tongue'gthe latterrme 1 raient-,ed Fem e, 19o9. Application mea may 2,1906. p sexism. 314,738.;
being'disposed intermediate thejfsidesw y 60" and in central alinementrwiththe casing,
thereb forcing thes )ringin centraliciact with t e tickets. 'l5 espringis-in U-form,
the lower leaf restingagain'st the bottonil wall -of the casing while the upper leaf. 11 extends longitudinally of the casing and .is designed to bear against the lower ticket therein. The bond or turn of the spring bears against the rear wall 6 of the'casing, so that tbe'spring is securely held in position. The spring is preferably of slightly less width than the width of the casing, .and
is of such normal tension that its upper leaf 11 will in the absence of tickets within the holder bear against the upper wall 2 of the casing.
In use any desired number of tickets 12 are inserted within the holder by passin said tickets either singly or together throug the entrance opening 7 and onto the upper leaf 11 of the spring, the movement of the tickets being continued until they contact at their forward ends with the front wall of the casing. This movement serves to depress the spring 11, and thereby secure the body of tickets snugly within the holder. In this position the upper ticket is in alinement with the outlet 5, so that the user by exerting a forward pressure upon said ticket" by the thumb operating in the recess 3- will cause said ticket to be moved through the .outlet 5 for use. The spring leaf 11 will, upon ythe withdrawal of one tlcket, move the body of tickets upward tov dispose the uppermost ticket in alinement with the outlet.
The holder as an entirety is a proximately the size of the tickets to be use and any desired material is contemplated for use in the i manufacture.
The entrance o ening 7 provides for the ready insertion o any desired number of ing a portion thereof cut away to provide a discharge passage for tickets, and a U shaped spring located within the receptacle and having a portion thereof secured to the bottom wall of the receptacle, the spring being arranged for operation to hold one ticket at all times against the under side of the top wall land with a portion disposed under the discha assave, a rtion of the spring being arrsgei to 'e ogwardly of the discharge passage for manual manipulation to depress said s ring upon inserting tickets through the in et passage, said s ring also serving to form a V-sha d throat inwardly of the inlet passage for acilitating the introduction of tickets within the receptacle.
2. As an article of manufacture, a ticket holder comprising a rece tacle including side end, top and bottom wa ls, the front end wall having a portion at its upper edge s aced from the top wall, the rear end wall eing shorter than the side walls to provide an inlot passage for tickets, the top wall ad'acent to its forward odge having a portion t ereof cut away to provide a discharge passage, a
ortion of the bottom wall being stamped to orm an inwardly directed tongue arran in spaced relation to the bottom, and a eaf sprin located within the rece tacle and dispose with a portion beneat the tongue, said sprin being arranged for operation to hold one ticket at all times against the under side 'of the top wall and disposed with a portion beneath the discharge ass e, said spring serving to form a V-shape within the rece tacle for facilitating the introduction of tickets.
In testimony whereof, I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
v CHARLES C. GILL.
FRED. J. Prrs'rirmsa, LOUISE PFIsTEBEB.