US 940727 A
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FARB Box. APPLICATION FILED APR. 19, 1909. 940,727, Patented NDV. 23, 1909.
To all whom "it concernf 'UNITED si PATENT onirica.
JAMES QUINN, OF MONTREAL, QUEBEC', CANADA.
Be it known that I, JAMES Quinn, of the city of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements 1n Fare-Boxes; andI do hereby declare that the following is a fnll,clear,
and exact description of the same.
My invention relates particularly to the means for' preventing the fraudulent withdrawal oit fares from a fare box through the fare slot, and it has for its object to provide means for the purpose 1vhich will be more 'Tf-durable and more diflicult to tamper with successfully.-
The invention may be said brieiiy to consist of the several combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
For full comprehension, however, of the invent-ion reference must be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specication, in which similar reference characters indicate the same parts and wherein: l
Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of the top of a fare boi with mywinvention appliedthereto; Fig. 2,-isa plan vieni of the underside of the top plate removed and pro" vided- Withl my invention; Fig. 3 is a detail plan vierv of the top side of my improved tooth carrying plate; Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of one of the teethu removed; Fig. 5 is a detail longitudinal sectional view of a portion of the boX` top and illustrating one of the teeth in its extreme depressed position; Fig. 6 is a similar viewV With theA tooth in its normal position; and Fig. 7 -is a detail perspective view of one of the teeth Icarrying plates with all the teeth and springs, except one, removed. p. y
The fare box is of usual construction and provided'witha removable top plate c having a transverse fare slot .al therein. A
' pair ofmembers f are fastened ,to the underside of thetop plate and have mounted therein a plurality of movable Lin t-erdigitating teeth g so constructed and-mounted that Atheir movement is limited by the top plate -While the springs it for yieldingly resisting the movement are located between the carrying members and top plate andthus protected from dama-ge when the coins in the box are shaken about. The carrying members I prefer to use each consists ot a plate having a plurality of notches ltFig. 7) in Specification of Letters Patent.
puplicationl filed' April 19, 1909. Serial No. 490,790.
Patented v Nov.
tened in the shallow` ends of the recesses b v Y drops of solder, While their free ends bear upon the beveled butts of the teeth.
Although I have described my means for preventing tampering applied to a fare box the essential features thereof may be used in conjunction with any receptacle having an openingto be protected, Without departing from the spirit ofmy invention.
`That I claim is a.sfolloWs:--
l. The combination with a receptacle having an opening, ofa plurality'of teeth Within the receptacle and fulcrumed at the sides of the opening with their points intersecting the said opening, and a spring resisting the movement of the teeth and located between lthe teeth and the side of the receptacle hav- `ig` the opening therein.
2; The comblnationfwith a receptacle having an opening, of a plurality of teeth disposed at opposite sides of the opening with their points intersecting the opening at the inner side thereof, means supporting the teeth in close proXimityt-o the side of the receptacle having the opening therein, and a plurality of springs between the 'said means and the said side of the receptacle and bearing upon the butts of the teeth.
3. vThe combination with a receptacle having an opening, of a.. plurali'ty of `teeth Within the receptacle at opposite sides of the opening and each having one end Apointed and its opposite end-or butt beveled, means j pivotally supporting such teeth with their points intersecting the opening andgafplurality of springs located betweenthesaid means and the side-of the receptacle having the opening therein and bearing upon the beveled butts of the teeth.
-. 4. The combination with a fare box havving a slot for the introduction of the fare,
of a plurality of teeth-disposed at opposite sides .of the 'slot with their points' intersecting the opening at the inner side of the slot, means supportmg the teeth in close proximity to the slotted side of the box, 'and a and the said slotte between the said ineens side ofthe box and bear ing upon the butts of the teeth.
5. The combination -With the slotted top 0f a farebox, of e plurality of teeth Within the boxat opposite-sides of the slot and each having one end pointed and its opposite end or butt beveled, means pivotally supporting such teeth with their points intersecting the slot and ziplnralityfof' springs located betweenthesziid means and the top ofthe box and bearing upon ,the b veled lbutts of the teeth.f-.l f G. The combination with a Yfare box having .a slot for the introduction of the fare, of a plurality of teeth fulcrumed atthe sides of the slot with" their points lintersecting the opening 'atv the inner side ofthe slot, and a plurality lof springs-located between the teeth and the'to ofthe box and lresisting the movenient'o the-teeth..
7.1The combina-tion'- with the slotted top of' a fare box,l of. @Pair of` Plat@ fastened plurality of springl diminishing-in depth a plurality to the inside of the said top one at each side of the slot, such plates having their adja-` cent edges notched'-and their sides contigu- -ous to .the top of the box formed with recesses communicating with the notches and from the said notches toward the-opposite Side edges of the plates, a lplurality o the notehes with their points interdigitating and their butts beveled andfeda-pted when the teeth are in abnormal position to bear upon the inside of the top of ,the box, and of springs klocated vand secured at one end in the recesses'zind bearing upon the beveled butts of the teeth.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my naine to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
J AMES QUINN.
'Witnesgesp Y. f WILLIAM P. MeFnA'r,
FRED J SEARS..
teeth pivotally mounted 1n