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Patented Mar. 15, 1938
UNITED STATES‘ -PATEINT- OFFlCE
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TABULATING MACHINE
William W. McDowell and Gordon S. Wells, Bing
hamton, N. Y., assignors to International Busi
ness Machines Corporation, New York, N. Y., a
corporation of vNew'York
Application July "2, 1934, Serial No. 734.124
reclaims. (Cl.2$5—61.9)
the same on ‘the bill. Thus, each entry into
either the “bill” total accumulator or “grand”
total accumulator is de?nitely controlled ‘by the
setting of the type bars and the entries must nec
essarily correspond with the information printed. 1)
5 systems.
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In the event of any lack of agreement during
The principal object of the invention is to im
prove the interrelation between the various units any. type bar setting operation, the machine will
of the. machine to the end that the ef?ciency and stop and a distinctive signal lamp will be illumi
reliability of the system may thereby be increased. hated to apprize the operator that some disagree
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Statements as prepared for use in publicv ment is present in the type bar settings which 10
might be due to some mechanical or electrical
' utility systemsare usually ‘comprised of several
reason.
separate portions such as the statement proper,
After the printing/of a total upon a bill, the_
the cashier’s coupon, and a collection stub. Each
of these sections receives common information, “bill total” accumulator is cleared and the ma
chine proceeds to prepare'the next bill. After
15 such as the separate values of the various items
of service together with‘the total payable. These all the bills for a given route have been prepared,
items are entered on the bill under control of the machine automatically stops and a signal
lamp is illuminated to call thisto the operator’s
perforated record cards which are analyzed elec
trically and the information in a particular ?eld attention. At this time, the total in the “grand
controls the duplicate printing in each of the total” accumulator may be noted and a com 20'
parison made with a known total with which it
‘several portions of the bill.
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‘In order-to insure that items which are to should " conform.
If these are in agreement, it is reasonably cer
appear in all portions of the bill will be correctly
printed, the machine is provided with checking tain that all the bills for that particular route
r, mechanism associated with the type bars which have been properly prepared in all details and 2 "vi
will cause the machine to stop, if the setting of that no errors are present in any of them.
For each bill to be prepared thereis one'or more
’ the bars‘ is such that the same amount will not '
appear in each portion of the bill. rThe checking cards depending upon the number of service items
mechanism also serves to control the entry of to be billed; for example, there may be a “gas”
card, an “electric" card, and a “merchandise” 0
L) n' the common information into an accumulator
which accumulates the total amount of the bill. card, arranged in the order stated. On either
the “gas” or “electric” card may appear a tax
The checking mechanism functions while the ma
chine is listing, to control the printing of common charge or an arrears charge or both. If such
tax or arrears amount is present on one of the
information as obtained directly from the ana
7, lyzedrecord cards. With the provision of this cards, the machine automatically performs extra checking mechanism, it is fairly assured that all cycles of operation to cause the printing of the
This invention relates to improvements in elec
tric accounting machines and particularly to
machines utilized in the preparation of state‘
ments or bills such as issued by public utility
items entered into an accumulator-are in corre
' spondence with the items printed and ‘that. the
tax and the arrears amounts on separate lines
' listed on the bill and each amount has been sep
ticular description of one form of mechanism em
bodying the invention or from an inspection of
of the bill before proceeding with the analysis
same items are printed in the different portions of .of the next succeeding card.
“ Various othervobjects and advantages of the
the bill.
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After the various individual items have been invention will be obvious from the following par
arately entered into the total accumulatonthe
the accompanying drawings; and the invention
erations during which the amount standing in 7 also constitutes certain new and novel features
the total accumulator controls the setting of the of ‘construction and combination of parts herein.
type bars to print the total in each of the several after set forth and claimed. >
sections. This setting is again checked for agree
In the drawings:
ment'in the several positions and, if agreement
Fig. 1 is an outside view of the card feeding
50 is found, the total will also be transferred to av and analyzing mechanism, showing the card feed
' further “grand” or f‘route” total. This trans,
‘ferred total will therefore only be entered into the
Fig. ‘1a is a detail section on line Iw-ia of
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“grand" totalizer, if and when the amount to be Fig. 1.
transferred, is de?nitely and correctly set up 'on
Fig, 2 is a detail view of the controlling de-,
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55 the several groups of type bars which‘ are to print _ vices of the accumulator resetting mechanism.
machine enters into a total taking cycle of op
declutching
devices.
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Fig. 3 is a central section of the printing mech
anism.
Fig. 4 is a detail of an impulse emittingcom
mutator.
Fig. 5 is a plan sectional view showing the 'main
which is slidable vertically on rods 22. Spring
pressed arms 23 pivoted to the crossheadv at 24
have their free ends abutting the lower extremity
driving and operating mechanism of the printing
upwardly, the type bars are urged in the same
section of the machine.
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Fig. 6 is an isometric view of one denomina
tional order of an accumulator.
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Fig. '7 is a timing diagram of the circuit clos
ing devices of the machine.
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Figs. 8, 8a and 8b, placed one above the other
‘in the order named, comprise the wiring diagram
of the electric circuits of the machine.
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Fig. 9 is a diagram showing the distribution of
the data from a record card to the type bars and
accumulators.
Fig. 10 is a specimen of a bill ,or statement as
prepared by the machine.
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The machine to which the features of the
present invention are applied is similar to that
shown in the copending application of C. D. Lake
and G. F. Daly, Serial No. 672,388, filed May 23,
1933, now Patent No.’1,976,617. This copending
25 application illustrates and explains in more ex
tensive detailthe manner of organization and
where type bars 20 are/carried by crosshead 2|
of the type bars so that as the crosshead moves
direction.
The reciprocatingmovement of the ‘
crosshead is controlled from shaft I9, which as’
shown in Fig. l is continually driven from the
main operating shaft 6. Shaft l9 has secured 10
thereto clutch driving element 25 notched to
cooperate with a clutching dog 26 carried by and
pivoted to listing cam 21. Clutch releasing arm
28 cooperates with dog 26 to hold the parts
in the position shown when magnet 29 is deener
gized. Energization of magnet 29 will rock arm
28 in a counterclockwise direction'releasing dog
26 for engagement with element 25 whereupon thev
listing cam will rotate with shaft l9 and through
follower arm 30 will oscillate shaft 3|.
Secured to shaft 3| are arms 32 whose free
ends have link connection to- the crosshead 2|
which will thereby be reciprocated once for each
revolution of the listing cam. As the type bars
move upwardly, the type elements 33 will‘ sue 25
cessively pass its printing position opposite platen
mode of operation of the various units of a well 34 and ratchet teeth 35 will successively pass
known type of tabulating machine. In the pres . the toe of stop pawl 36. Energization of printing
,ent application, these mechanisms will be ex
magnet 31 will trip latch 38, permitting stop
30 plained in only as much detail as will be neces
pawl 36 to engage one of the ratchet teeth 35 30
sary to point out the manner in which the objects thus positioning the corresponding type element
of the present invention may be realized.
opposite the platen.
Before setting forth' the general operation of the
An auxiliary crosshead 39 is provided which is
machine, the various mechanical units will be de
slidable upon rods 40; The crosshead 39 is link
connected with a lever 4| pivoted at 42 and hav 35
35 scribed and their relationship pointed out there
after.
ing its shorter arm connected by a link 43 to an.
Card feeding mechanism
arm 44 secured uponshaft 3|. With this ar
The card feeding mechanism shown in Fig. .1 rangement the cross head 39 moves upwardly in
is exactly similar to that shown and described in unison with the crosshead 2|. Carried by cross
40 the application referred to except that provision head 39 are adjustable camming elements 45,
one for each type bar. Each element is adapted
is made in the form of a clutching device for in
terrupting the card feeding. operations without to cooperate with an interposer 46 pivoted to and
stopping the accumulating drive mechanism. depending from arm 23. The operation of the
The analyzing brushes are indicated at‘UB and mechanism is such that as the crossheads move
upwardly the parts maintain the same'relatlve 45
45 LB and the record cards R are successively ad
vanced by picker 9 to pairs offeed rollers l0 positions theyoccupy in Fig. 3. Upon the ener
which serve to ‘advance the cards past the upper gization of magnet 31, however, and the conse
and lower brushes U13 and LB in succession. The quent interruption of further upward movement
of type bar 20, the lower extremity of the bar
shafts upon which rollers ‘i II are mounted are pro
will become a fulcrum for the free end of arm 23.
50 vided with gears at their extremities, arranged as
shown in Fig. 1 for operation by a main driving The pivot point 24 of arm 23 will, of course, con
gear II which is freely mounted upon a shaft 8 tinue its upward movement with the crosshead 2|
and which has connection with an arm I5 through so that the interposer 46 will now move upwardly
at a greatly reduced rate.
a sleeve 1. Arm |5 carries spring-pressed clutch
The camming element 45 moving upwardly, .
55 ing dog l6 normally held in the position shown
by an armature latch H which is adapted to be with crosshead 39 will force the free end of in
controlled by the clutch magnet l8. Between terposer 46 toward the left momentarily as the
camming portion of element 45 passes the cam?
gear ii and arm l5 are a gear l3 and a clutch
ming surface of the interposer. In alignment
driving disk l4 freely rotatable upon the sleeve with interposer 46 is a link 41 carried by a pair
60 ‘I. Gear I3 has gear connection generally desig
of bell cranks'48 and 49 which are connected for
nated I2 with the pulley shaft 6 which is in oper
parallel movement by a link 50. Movement of
ation as long as the main driving motor is opera
interposer 46 toward the left will cause a corre
tive. Energization of magnet I8 will trip dog‘
sponding movement of associated link 41 and the
I6 into engagement with disk.“ and the card extending nose 5| thereof will cause closure of a
65 feeding mechanism will cause cards to be ad
pair of contacts 52. For convenience in con
vanced past the brushes U13 and LB and feeding
operations will continue as long as magnet l8 struction, alternate links 41 have the exten
sions 5| at opposite extremities and the.’ related
remains energized.
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During transferring and total taking cycles of
70 operation, magnet i8 is deenergized and card
feeding will, of course, not take placeduring such
cycles.
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contacts '52 are similarly staggered.
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There is but a single pair of contacts 52 ass - 70
ciated with each of the type bars. In Fig. 3
there are two contacts 52, one of which is asso»
ciated with the type bar shown .and the other is
Printing mechanism
associated with the next adjacent type bar. As
The printing’ mechanism is shown in Fig. 3 the contact, blades are wider than the spacing TI
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between adjacent type bars, it has been incon
printing mechanism. The manner in which the
venient to place the contacts side by side and
they have accordingly been staggered. The con
tacts associated with the even number type bars
circuits are completed will be set forth in con
nection with the explanation of the circuit dia
are placed at the upper level and their operating
links 41 have only the upper nose 5i. The con
tacts associated with the odd numbertype ‘bars
'are placed at the lower level, and their operating
links 41 have only the lower nose 5|.
" Brie?y then, the energization of the printing
magnet 31 will interrupt the type bar 20 with a
printing‘element in position. Immediately fol
lowing the interruption of the type bar move
ment,v the resultant relative movement between
interposer 46 and camming element 45 will cause
vmomentary closure of the associated pair of con
tacts 52. These contacts are utilized to control
the entry into the accumulator of the value set
up on the type bar in the manner to be pres“
ently explained.
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Accumulating mechanism
The adding mechanism is entirely similar to
that shown and described in the application re
IQ Ll ferred to and the description thereof will accord
ingly be limited to a brief explanation of its
manner of operation. The accumulator drive
shaft 53 (Fig. 6) is geared directly to- the pulley
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Read-out mechanism
Also driven by gear ti (Fig. 6) is a gear 65.
Since the ratio of gears 65 and 62 is 2:1. the
former will turn through a halfvrevo-lution for
each revolution of the latter. Carried by and
insulated from gear 65 is a pair of electrically
connected brushes '65, one of which cooperates
successively with ten conducting segments 61
while the other cooperates with an arcuate con~
ducting strip 63.
ri‘he relationship of the partsis such that when
the index wheel 63 is inits zero position, one of
the brushes G6 is in contact with the zero seg
ment Eli and the other brush is in contact with
the strip 5%, thus forming an electrical connec
tion between the two. If the wheel 63 is dis 20
placed to indicate, say “8”, then ‘one of the
brushes
will be‘ in contact with the “8”, seg
ment 51"’ and the other brush will be in contact
with the arcuate strip
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The positioning of the brushes fit provides a
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convenient electrical ‘read-out mechanism for
controlling total transferring and total printing
operations and the electrical circuits involved in
shaft 6 of Fig. i so that it is in operation as >these functions Will be more fully explained in
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connection with the circuit diagram.
tions
makesand
one the
revolution
driving for
ratio
each
is such
card that
feeding
shaft
cycle
of the machine. Shaft 53‘ has slidably mounted
thereon but keyed for rotation therewith a clutch
35 element 54, one for each denominational order
of the accumulator. The element 55!» is provided
with a groove in which fits the short arm of a
lever 55 which is pivoted as shown and provided
with a block 56 normally held as in
6 by
40 armature latch 51 of adding magnet 58. A leaf
spring 59 bears against the extremity of the
longer arm of lever 55 and moves the same in a
counterclockwise direction upon release of block
lb 31
56 by armature '51. This movement will bring
clutching member 54 into engagementwith co-_
operating teeth 60 integral with a gear 60 loosely
mounted on shaft 53. Gear 5i, when thus cou
pled to shaft 53, will rotate a gear
which
meshes therewithand will displace the accumu
lator index wheel 53. '
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The rearward extremity of member 55 is adapt
ed to be engaged by a ?nger til toward the end
of the cycle for the purpose of disengaging the
clutch element 54 from teeth 50 and re-latching
block-58 on armature 5i.
Brie?y summarizing the adding operation, the‘
magnet 58 may be energized at various points in
the cycle of the machine, depending upon the
location of a perforation in the column of a rec
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ord card analyzed by the lower brushes LB.
Accumulator resetting mechanism
The shaft
(Fig. d).upon' which the index
wheels 63 of an accumulator are loosely mounted
is slotted for cooperation with spring-pressed
pawls (not shown) pivoted upon and carried by
the individual index wheels in such manner that
counterclockwise rotation of shaft 55 will engage
and drive the index wheels 53 forwardly to zero
position during a single revolution of shaft @9 40
Referring to fig. 2, shaft 59 carries a gear ‘iii
at its extremity which is in engagement with
gear it mounted upon reset shaft ‘l2. Gear it,‘
of which there is one for each accumulator, may
be selectively coupled to the resetting shaft lit
in the well known manner 'n’iore fullyexplained
in the application above referred to. At the ex‘
trernity of shaft ‘i2 is a gear ‘it (see also
5)
which is adapted to be driven by an intermediate
gear ‘M which is secured to shaft it. Also ?xed 50
to shaft ‘0 is an arm
which carries spring~
pressed clutch dog 7? normally held in the pcsi=
tion shown in
2 by a latching arm ‘it? sup=
ture
ported
Eli]. by armature shaft‘ ‘is of ‘ magnet
h’nergi‘zation of magnet iii will release dog it
for engagement with clutch driving element 82.
Element 82 is integral with a gear 83 which’
meshes with a gear 86 se ured upon constantly
running shaft Ml. With th's arrangement}; drive
This energization may take place in response to/ element 82 is in constant -otation and when
a perforation in ‘any of the index point positions "ever it is desired to effect resetting of the accu
from 9 to l, inclusive. A perforation in the “9” mulators, magnet iii is energized to provide a.
index point position will trip the clutch element connection between the element 82 and the reset
54“ nine steps before ?nger 55 is operated to ting shaft
Resetting is usually an accom
declutch it and a perforation in the “l” index paniment of total taking and by virtue of the
point position will trip the clutch element 56 one intermittent gear connection occurs during the
"step before it is‘declutched by the finger fill. latter part of a total taking cycle.
Each step of clutching engagement corresponds
to a tenth of a revolution in the ‘accumulator index
Circuit controlling devices
wheel 63 so that a “9” hole will move it 96 of a
'1 in Fig. 4 is shown. a so-called emitter‘which
I revolution and the “1” hole will move it 1% (of a
revolution.
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The‘ energization of magnet 58 is controlled by
75 the closure of the contacts 52 associated with they
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cooperates with the read-out devices of the accu
' mulator for total printing: or total transferring
operations. Carried by a stud 85 coaxially with
the shaft ‘i5 is a pair of electrically connected‘
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brushes 96, one of which contacts with conduct
ing segments 91 while the other wipes over a
common arcuate conducting strip 98. The
brushes 86 are carried by a gear 89 driven through
an idler 90 from a gear 9| carried by constantly
running shaft i9. The emitter used for control
ling total printing operations is'timed so that a
brush 96 ‘successively contacts with each of the
segments 81 as the corresponding type elements
10 33 of Fig. 3 approach printing position opposite
platen 34. The emitter used for controlling total
transferring operations is timed so that one of
its brushes ‘I5 successively contacts with each of
effect the same entry into more than one section
of the type bars; for example, the consumption,
?eld enters its data in two places.
In such case.
these positions of the type bars are provided with
the checking contacts 52 to insure that printing
will actually be the same in the related positions.
The “gross bill” and “net bill" ?elds are con
nected for entry into three sections of the type
bars through a connection indicated at 91 as fol
lows: from the card ?elds through connection
91, relay contacts R99a, R99a, and Rlilila in se
ries, connection “H, to the appropriate type bars
29, as indicated by vertical lines extending up
the segments 91 at times appropriate to the entry
wardly from connection Iill. " If ‘the data is cor
of corresponding digits into the accumulators. ‘
In Fig. 3 are shown a plurality of cam con-.
the same information is entered in ACC#I
trolled contacts whose operation is controlled
by cams carried by a shaft 92 driven from shaft
15. The contacts are pre?xed “P" to indicate
that they function only during totaltaklng and
resetting operations. ‘Similar cam controlled,
contact devices pre?xed with the letter “L” are
carried by. or may be driven from the shaft I9
and these are in constant operation as long as
rectly printed in the several positions on the bill, 15
through connections 98 which, under control of
the type bar contacts 52, transfer the data
through connection 99, relay contacts Rl02a, to
ACC#I. The timing of ACC#I is adjusted to 20
take account of the time delay between the
analysis of the card ?eld and the eventual entry
into the accumulator.
If a record card contains “tax” or “arrears”
perforations, a cycle of operations follows an in
the driving motor functions.
In Fig. 1 is shown a shaft 93 which is driven ' itial entering cycle, during which following cycle
from the gears of the card feeding mechanism the datalstanding in ACC#4 is printed and trans
and. rotates only when cards are being advanced. ferred to ACC#i, and during a succeeding cycle
the data in ACC#5 is similarly printed and
Controlled by suitable cams on shaft 93 are con30 tact devices, each of which is designated by the
transferred. During the “tax" transfer cycle
letter “F” indicating that they are associated
with the feeding mechanism and operative only
the contacts R99a are open and contacts R99!)
are closed and the data is read from the upper
or read-out section of ACC#4 through connec
when the feeding mechanism functions.
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All these cam contact devices are indicated in
35 the timing diagram (Fig. '7) where their relative
timing may be observed.
tion I03, contacts R991), contacts Rlilila, connec
tion IN, to the “gross and net bill" sections of
A the type bars and from there, if the-duplicate
General explanation of the circuit diagram
printing is correct, through the checking con
tacts 52 and connections 96 to ACC#i. During
The wiring diagram of theijelectric circuits is
the"‘arrears" transfer cycle, contacts Riilila are
open and Rliliib‘ closed so that the transfer is 40
40 shown in Figs. 8, 8a and 8b wherein the various
cam controlled contact devices are diagram
matically shown. and suitably labelled F, L or P
for identi?cation as just explained. The exact
timing of these contact devices is shown in Fig.
45 'lto which reference may be made for the-actual
time in the cycle of operation during which they
function.
Due to the numerous interlocking re
lays employed in the present arrangement, it has
not been advisable in all instances to show relay
50 magnets and their associated contacts in close
proximity to one another;
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For purposes of clarity in the wiring arrange
ment, the relay contact points are shown in the
circuits which they control and their relay mag
55 nets are repeated.I adjacent thereto. Further
than this, the contacts are designated with the
same reference numeral as their controlling
magnet, followed by a lower case letter.
General operation’r-The general operation of
m the machine will ?rst be outlined with particular
reference to Figs. 9 and. 10. The record card R
is provided with data ?elds labelled as shown,
which are to control the printing by type bars 29
and certain of which will control the entry
A of data into the accumulators l-5 indicated be
low the row of type bars.
All of the card ?elds from which printing is
‘to be controlled are connected directly to the
appropriately located type bars 29 as by connec
70 tions indicated 94. This is with the exception
of fields labelledf‘Dernand,”v “Gross Tax,". “Net
similarly effected from the read-out section of
ACC#5 through connection I94, contacts Rlli?b,
connection IM, to the type bars, and from thence
to ACCiH.
After all the record ‘cards, for a particular ac 45
count or folio number have been analyzed, the
machine will enter into a total taking cycle of
operations during which contacts R99a and RlMa
are open so that the total in ACC#| may be
transferred from the read-out section thereof 50
through connection
I05, contacts R981), now
closed, contacts R9911, Rl?iia, connection IN, to
the several sections of the type bars and, again.
if the printing is the same in all positions,
through connections 96, contacts R1921), to 55
ACC#2. At the completion of this total taking
cycle, ACC#i is cleared but the data is retained
in ACC#2 which will receive all totals and at the
completion of all tabulating operations will show
what is termed the “route” total which may be 60
compared with a known value. After all the
record cards for a particular “route" have been
analyzed the machine will stop.
Initial reset cycle.—In the lower part of Fig. 8
‘is shown the usual group control mechanism,
generally designated (30, and as is usual in tabu
lating machines, it is ?rst necessary to set up
the major and minor holding relays R42 and R48
before the machine can be started.
This is ei
fected by depression of the reset key to close
contacts H9, thereby completing a circuit from
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Tax" and “Arrears.” These ?elds are connected ' right side of- line Ill, wire H2, contacts H0, re
directly to the accumulators #3, #4' ‘and #5 as by lay contacts R99c, Rliiiic, relay coil R99, to left
connections 95. Some of 'the connections 94 side of line H9. Energization of magnet R39
75 from the direct listing fields are branched to’ will close its contacts Rlilain the upper part of 76
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Fig. 8 which will thereupon complete a circuit
from right side of line H I,‘ stop key contacts I I4,
contacts R49a, wire H5, contacts ‘R30a, relay
pleted when the group control relay magnet 43 is
energized. Magnet R39 will close its points’ R390.
to provide a holding circuit for the magnet and a
magnet R25, ~contacts H6, main drive clutch ' second pair of points; R3912 wired in series with
magnets III, to line H3.v Energization of mag
nets II'I will cause coupling of the driving motor
to the pulley shaft 5, mentioned above, and will,
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incidentally,
cause
opening
of
contacts
0 l6
whereupon relay RI will be included in the series
‘10 circuit through magnet I I'Iv and/will close its con
tacts Rla to complete the circuit through mo
tor TM.
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Contacts R25a provide a holding circuit which
is traceable from the contacts through cam con
15 tacts LI and wire H2 to line III.
Cam contacts -
LI open toward the end of each cycle, and at such
time, the circuit through magnet R25 is main-1
tained through either contacts/UCLa, or contacts
LCLa which are in‘ series with. contacts REM,
20 R4 Ia, R4961, and'stop key, contacts ! M.
The manner in which one or more of these con
tacts in the holding circuit may be opened to in
terrupt the same will be explained hereinafter.
When ‘the machine is set for automatic resetting,
following total taking operations, switch it?» is
closed to short-circuit contacts R4911. '
The relay magnet R39, energized by depression
of the reset key will close a second pair of con
tact points R3622 for completing a circuit from line
ill, wire H2, cam contacts L2, contacts R3572,
reset magnet at, to line H3.
As explained in the mechanical description,
energization of magnet BI will e?ect resetting of
the accumulators and will cause a cycle of opera
tion of the P cam. contacts of which contacts PT!
(the lower part of Fig. 8) close to set up the minor
control circuit and contacts Pt‘ operate to set up
the major control circuit. The detailed manner
in which the group control mechanism GO func
4% tions ‘to control the operation of the machine is
well known in the art and fully set forth in the
Patent No. 1,976,617 above referred to so that
such detailed description will be unnecessary
here. Suffice it to say that upon a change in
the minor group classi?cation perforations which
in the present case relate to “folio-number”, relay
magnets R33, R“ will become deenergized and
‘a change in the major group classi?cation perfo
rations which in the present case relate to the
“route
number”, will cause deenergization of relay
iii)
magnet R42 along with R43 and act.
Starting circuit-With the group control set
up, that is, with magnets R42, R43, and RM en
ergized,‘ and the accumulators cleared, the ma
chine is in readiness to feed cards and analyze the
data thereon. Depression'of start key and clo
sure of contacts H9 will complete a circuit from
the card feed clutch magnet I8 will energize the
latter so that cards may commence to feed.
The
holding circuit for magnet R39’ is traceable from
line H3, magnet R39, contacts R39a, contacts
LCLp, illa, R43c,\RI99g, R999‘, P9, wire H2 to
line
Hi.
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Card lever circuits.--As the cards are advanced'
past the upper'set of analyzing brushes UB, the
usual card lever contacts I29 are closed to com
plete a circuit. from line III, contacts I29, relay
magnet R21, magnet UCL, wire I2l, to line I I3.
Ma'gnet‘UCL controls a number of contacts
which are disposed in ‘various circuits for con
trolling purposes. One of these contacts, for ex
ample UCLa pointed out above as being in the
holding circuit of the motor drive clutch, will
open to interrupt this circuit,iff cards fail to feed
past'the upper brushes. Since the card lever con
tacts lit open between the successive cards, a
holding circuit is provided through contacts RZla
and cam contacts L5 which serve to maintain 25
magnet UCL energized during the interval when
contacts 029 are open.
In a similar manner, the
'lower card lever contacts l22 cause energization
of relay magnet R29 and lower card lever relay
LCL and the contact points R290. cooperate with
so’
cam contacts L5 to provide a similar holding cir
cuit.
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Listing circuits-Toe circuit for the listing
magnet 29 is completed from line ill, wire M2,
contacts L2,.Plt, list earn clutch magnet
to‘
line ?ll}. Through this circuit, magnet 29 is en
ergized each cycle or" operation or the machine
and the printing mechanism will " function ac
cordingly.
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_As the record cards advance past the lower
brushes LR the entries made in the fields con
taining descriptive data are directly entered on
the type bars as explained in connection with Fig.
9 and any data contained in the “demand”, “tax”
or “arrears” ?elds entered‘into ACC#3, ACCiH, 45
and ACCttEi, respectively. Entries in the “bill”
fields will be printed on the bill directly and upon
closure of contacts 52 will be thereupon entered
into AC'JM. These entering circuits are shown
in ?gs. 8a and 8b and a representative circuit 50
illustrating the manner or" entering from the bill
?eld or" the card will be traced thereon.
Connection t5 in the lower part of Fig. 8a is
connected to a lower brush and will receive cur
rent through a perforation in the bill held from
right side of line ill, thence through contacts
9%, connection {1% (Fig. 8b) , contacts 99a, con-,1
nection Mil, contacts lilila, connection lot, to
contacts R49b, relay magnet R32, to line M3. ' printing magnet 3i and through plug connec
tions 098 to similar printing magnets 31 in the 60
60 The contact points R33a are in parallel with the
contacts R300. and will complete the following appropriate positions for duplicate printing of ~
circuit through the driving clutch magnet and the amount sensed. With the circuit just traced,
cause operation of the motor TM. From line H3, the amount perforated in the selected card col
magnet Il‘l, relay RI, magnet R25, contacts umn will be printed in three places on the bill
R33a, wire H5, contacts 'R49a and H4 to line ill. and as each type bar is interrupted, the associ 65.
Relay magnet R32 is provided with a pair or” ated pairs of contacts 52 will be closed at the
line IIi,wire H2, c'ontacts H9, relay magnet R33,
contacts R32a which are adapted on closure to
complete a circuit to the card feed clutch controlr
relay magnet R39. ' This circuit is traceable from
line I I3, magnet R39, contacts R3211, stop key con
tacts Illa (operable concurrently. with the con
tacts H4),'contacts R430 of the minor control
relay magnet R43 which are now closed,v contacts ,
RIIIIIg, R999, contacts P9, ,wire H2, to. line HI.
“This circuit, it will be observed, can only be com
same time if the bars are correctly positioned.
The contacts 52 are shown‘in Fig. 8a and ar
ranged in groups as shown. Assuming the three
lowermost contacts to be associated with the
three type bars positioned as just explained, their
concurrent closurewill complete 1a circuit from
right side of line »i l l, through the emitter, gen
erally designated I23, wire I24, the three ‘lower
most contacts 52, .wire I25, enclosed in the cable 15
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as shown, contacts RIII2b, accumulator magnet.
58 of ACC#I, to left side‘ of line II3. As ex
plained in the mechanical description, the con
tacts 52 close momentarily at the time the up
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action as being due to the non-conformity of the
duplicate printing.
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Thus far we have seen how\the data perforated
in the three fields of the card, namely, the "bill"
"A ward movement of the type bar is intercepted and ' ?eld, the "tax” and the “arrears” fields, are en
unless the three associated type bars are inter
cepted at the same time, the last traced circuit
will' not be completed and no entry will be made
in the accumulator.
Error indicating circuits;-’-The circuit traced
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tered into ACC#I, ACC#4 and ACC#5, respec
tively and the amount of the bill printed. This
cycle of operations takes place for each of the
cards of the group having thelsame folio num
through contacts 52 in series has a ‘parallel
Tax transfer cycle setup-Referring now to
Fig. 8, a plug socket I3I is provided from which
ber.
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branch circuit extending from the contacts
through the right hand coil of a double wound
a plug connection is made to the lower brush LB
relay magnet R15 and through wire I26 to line
associated with column 22 of the record card R.
15 II3 so that the relay becomes energized when . Record cards containing a perforation in the 16
index point position of this column are
ever there is correct duplication of the printing.
Energization of the relay will close associated thereby identi?ed as containing “tax” data‘, which
is to be cross added with the other amounts on
pairs of contacts R15a and R15b, the-former pro
viding a holding circuit for the relay which ex
the bill.
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The analysis of this “X” perforation as it passes 20
20’ tends from line H3, through wire I26, left hand
winding of relay R15, contacts R15a, wire I21, the lower brushes will complete circuits to pre
pare the machine for av transferring operation at
cam contacts L8, to right side of line III. This
circuit is maintained until contacts L8 open near.
the end of the cycle. Contacts R151) are wired
25 in series with similar contacts associated with
other groups of type bar positions so that if cor~
rect printingtakes place in all positions, all of
the contacts R15b will be closed and a circuit
will be completed therethrough extending from
30 line III, through wire I28, contacts R151), relay
magnet R36, to line I I3.
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Relay magnet R36 is normally held energized
through a circuit extending from line II3, mag
net R36, cam contacts LIO to right side of line.
35 Near the end of each card feeding and analyzing
’ cycle, cam contacts LIO open momentarily and if
there has been agreement in: all printing posi
tions, the circuit through the relay will be main
tained through the series contacts R15b as traced.
40 If one of the contacts R15b fails to close, the re
lay circuit will be vdeenergized.
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Referring now to Fig. 8 the deenergization of
relay magnet R33. will permit closure of its con
. tacts R36a thereby establishing a circuit from
45 right side of line III, ‘through wire II2, contacts
the end of'theanalysis of the group of cards re
lating to the particular account which have “tax”
or "arrears” items thereon.
The initial circuit 25
extends from the right side of line I I I, lower card
lever contacts I22, wire I32, cam contacts P2,
circuit breakers I33, cam contacts FI, lower brush
common, X22 perforation, plug connection such
as I34, socket I3I, contacts F5, relay magnets R46 30
and R41 in parallel, wire I2I, to line H3. This
circuit is held through contacts R46a extending
from line III, through relay contacts R52a, con
tacts R46a, relay magnets R46 and R41, wire I2I,
to line II3. Magnet R41 is adapted to close a ,
pair of contacts R4111 which will set up a circuit
upon completion of the analysis of the card group
as will be explained later. A second pair of con—
tacts R41b will also be opened'at this time. Thus
an X22 perforation in any of the cards of the 40'
group will energize relay magnet R41 which will
thereafter remain energized to control the "tax”
amount transferring operations during later
cycles. 7
Arrears transfer cycle setup.-—An exactly simi- ‘
45
lar set of circuits is completed to prepare the ma
chine for transferring the “arrears" amount. In
\' II3. A parallel circuit will also flow from con
tacts R36a through a lamp I29. Magnet R35 a this case, the socket I35 is provided which is plug
R3312, contacts R360, relay magnet R35 to line
will close its contacts R35a to provide a holding
The
contacts R35a also provide for causing the ma
chine to vstop after the next succeeding total tak
ing operation of the machine. rI‘his is brought
50 ‘circuit to ‘maintain the lamp illuminated.
about as follows:
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During the total taking cycle when cam con
‘ tacts P5 close near the end of the cycle, a circuit
is established from line I_I3, through relay mag
nets R38, R31, contacts P5, switch I30, contacts
R3541, contacts 33b, wire I 12,, to line I I I. - Magnet
60 R31 closes its contacts R3121. to provide a holding
circuit for the relays through cam contacts L4.
Relay magnet R38 opens its contacts 38a which
are in the main clutch'magnet circuit at_ the up
per part of Fig. 8, so that the machine will stop
65 at the end of the cycle.
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It will be apparent from the foregoing that the
lamp I29 .will be illuminatedat the-time an error
in printing is detected but the'machine will
70 nevertheless complete the preparation of the bill
connected to the lower brush LB which traverses '
column 80 and an “X” perforation in this col
umn will, through cam contacts F5, cause ener
gization of relay magnet R45 whose contacts
R45a provide a holding circuit and whose con- ’
tacts R4512 prepare an “arrears" transfer circuit
in the same manner as contacts R41a.
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Thus, if the “tax” amount is to be trans
ferred, relay magnet R41 will bevenergized dur
ing the analysis of the card or group of cards
and its related contacts will be operated and if
the “arrears” amount is to be transferred, the
relay magnet R45 will have been similarly ener- .
gized and‘ its related pairs of contacts. also
shifted.
~-\~-C1/cles 0/ operation
Initiation of transferring operations.--In the
following it will be assumed that the machine
is to perform successive tax and arrears trans
ferring operations upon the completion of the
analysis of a group of cards and the various steps
and will then come to a stop with the lamp I29 ' involved in these operations are nowv to be ex 70
indicating the reason'for stopping. As will be."
‘ pointed out hereinafter, the’ machine may auto-3
matically stop at this time for other reasons and
the lamp I29 serves to identify the stopping
plained.
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It may be explained at this point that a group ‘
of cards relating to a particular account are ar
ranged with service cards, such as gas and elec
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group. In order that the merchandise item ap
pear as the last item on the bill (see Fig. 10) the
Impulses will thus be successively impressed upon
the segments 81 through the brushes 88 in the
order 9, 8, '1, etc., to transmit these impulses to
all of the nine segments 81, all of the eight seg
machine is arranged to perform the tax and/or
ments 61, and so on in succession. Wherever a
arrears transferring operations before the mer
segment is connected by a brush 88 to its related
strip 88 the circuit will be completed as follows:
Assuming that the ‘brush 66 in the highest denom
inational order of the ACC#4 is set (as indi
cated in dotted outline) to bridge the “5” seg 10.
ment 81' and its strip 88, at the “5" time in the
cycle, therefore, a circuit will be completed from
tricity cards, leading and any cards having data
relating to merchandise placed at the end of the
chandise card is analyzed. The manner in which
such analysis is suspended until transferring has
been e?ected will be explained hereinafter.
Record cards bearing data relating to mer
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chandise have an “X” punching in column 54 and
the upper brush traversing this column is con
nected to a plug socket I36 (Fig. 8a) and on the
sensing of this “X” perforation, a circuit will
be completed from line H3 (Fig. 8), cam con
tacts LII, LI2, upper brush common, X54 perfo
ration, upper brush UByplug connection such as
I31 (Fig. 8a), socket I38, cam contacts F4, relay
magnet R55, wire I38, upper card lever relay con
20 tacts UCLb, to line III.
Relay magnet R55 closes its contacts R55a to
provide a holding circuit through cam contacts
line III, to common 88 of the emitter brushes
88, “5” segment 81, to all of the “5" segments 81,
brush 88 in the highest order ofv ACC#4, strip.
88, contacts 99b, now closed due to the energiza
tion of magnet R99, wire I81, contacts IMa. wire
IOI, to one of the print magnets 31, and through
plug connections I88 to other print magnets 81.
Printing will take place in the same manner as 20
explained‘ above in connection with the direct
entries from the card and as the tvpe bars are
Fllt'whose time of closure is the same as contacts
selected for printing. the associated contacts 52
F2 and F3 except that the point of opening of
contacts F I 8 is slightly earlier in the cycle. Relay
will be closed and new again. if the setting of
the type bars is identical in the three positions
magnet R55 will close a second pair of contacts .in which the tax is printed, the same entering
circuit‘ for ACC#I‘ will be completed and the
R55b so that near the end of the cycle, closure
tax data will accordingly be added therein. In
of cam contacts LI3 will complete a circuit from
this manner, the amount standing in ACCiH will
right side of'line III, cam contacts LI3, con
30 tacts R55b. contacts R41a, relay magnet R99,
wire I2I,- to line .II3. Magnet R99 will close
its contacts R99d to provide a holding circuit
through cam contacts LI1 and P8. A second
pair of contacts R99g in the stop circuit of the
machine opens to break the above traced holding
circuit which extends through stop key contacts
HM and includes relay magnet R39. The Tcon~
sequent deenergization of magnet R39 will cause
opening of its contact points R39b in the card
V40 feed clutch magnet circuit so that card'feed
clutch magnet I8 will therefore become deen
ergized and further card feeding suspended until
transferring operations have taken place.
If the group of ‘cards contains no merchan
be transferred to the type bars, their setting 30
checked, and the amount thence entered into
ACC#I. As before, if there is any disagree
ment in the type bar setting, the signal lamp I29
‘will be illuminated to call the discrepancy to the,
attention of the operator. The previous ener-.
gization of magnet R99 has closed a pair of con
tacts R99e (Fig. 8) completing a circuit from line
II I, cam contacts LIE, contacts R990. relay mag
net R52, wire I2I, to line ~II3. Contacts R521)
provide a holding circuit which runs through 40
cam contacts P8 so that the magnet R52 will
'remain energized until total printing operations
have been performed. A second pair of contacts
R52a will be opened upon energization of mag
dise card with the distinguishing X54 perfora-i net R52 thereby interrupting the holding cir
tion, the same interruption of card feedingand cuit through the tax pickup relay magnets R46
energization of relay magnet R99 will be brought and R41 which in turn will now permit opening
about under control of the group control mecha-' of contacts R41a and closure of contacts R41b
nism GC shown in the lower‘ part of Fig. 8 . so that relay magnet R99 can now be deener
gized when cam contacts Ll1 open.
50 which in the well known manner will cause de
Arrears tax cycZe.—Near the end of the tax
energizat'ion of relay magnets 44 and 43. Mag
net 43 will open its contacts R430 in series with transfer cycle, cam contacts LI3 will again close,
the contacts R999 and will cause interruption this time completing a circuit from line I I I, con
tacts,LI3, contacts R55b or R44a as the case
of card feeding in the same manner. Deenergiza
55 tion of relay magnet R44 will permit closure may be, contacts R4111, contacts R45b. closed as
of its contacts R44a, ‘wired in parallel with the
relay contacts R55b so that cam contacts LI3
may effect energization of relay magnet R99.
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Tax transfer cycle.—The machine is now pre
pared to transfer the tax amount from ACC#4
to ACC#I. This transferring is aigain controlled
through the type bar contacts; that is, the data
is read from the accumulator and entered upon
65 the type bars, which, if properly set for duplicate
printing, will effect the entry in ACC#I.
Referring now to Fig. 8b the amount standing
in AC_C#4 will be represented by the location of
the various brush structures 88 which bridge the
individual segments’81 and common ‘strips 88.
The emitter shown in the lower portion of Fig. 8a
explained above, relay magnet RIM, wire I2I, to
line 'I I3.
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Magnet RIM will close itscontacts RlMd to
[provide a holding circuit for itself through cam
contacts LI1 and P8 and a pair of contacts
‘RIMe will-close to energize relay magnet RSI
when cam contacts LI8 close later.
In Fig. 8b. relay magnet RIM will close its
contacts RIMb so that transferring during this
cycle may take place from ACC#5 to the type
bars 31. Such transferring circuit is traceable
from the ‘read-out strip 88 of ACC#5, through
contacts RiMb, wire I IN, to the print magnets
31 and again as in the case of the tax amount,
_ rlght side of line III through wire I39 (‘see also
if the type bars are all positioned alike. the entry
will be made into ACC#I and lamp I29 illumi
nated if there is any discrepancy.
After this transferring of the arrears amount‘
Fig. 8), impulse distributors I83, contacts P2,
wire I32, and lowercard lever contacts I22.
magnet RIM will be deenergized and its various
will have its common strip 88 connected to the
has been effected, cam contacts LI1 open so that '
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contacts will return to the positions shown in the
circuit.
Entering the merchandise am'ount.—If the
group of cards contains a merchandise card- fol
5 lowing the service cards, the machine will enter
upon one or more card feeding cycles during
which the merchanidse amount will be printed
and entered into ACC#|. Resumption of card
feeding is brought about as follows:
10 When both relay magnets R99 and RI00 are
deenergized their related contacts R99g and
Rl00g will be closed and the circuit through re
lay magnet R39 re-established so that in turn
contacts R39b will be closed to energize the card
15 feed clutch magnet I8 and the merchandise card
will proceed past the lower brushes which will
complete the printing and entering circuits in the
same manner as explained in connection with
the entry of data from the gross and net bill
20 fields. It is in these same ?elds that the mer
chandise amount is perforated.
Total printing and reset cycle
The circuit through relay magnet R39 includes
25 the minor control relay magnet contacts R430 and
R43d which upon detection of a group number
change by the automatic group control mechanism
GC will interrupt further card feeding and auto
matically initiate total taking and resetting op
30 erations. Opening of contacts R43c will inter
rupt card feeding in thenow familiar manner
and closure of contacts R43d will complete a cir
cuit from line III, wire II2, contacts P9, R99g,
Ri00g, R43d, cam contacts LI9, relay magnets
30 R40 and R49 to line H3. The contacts R40a of
relay magnet R40 are in the reset magnet circuit
and upon closure will cause energization of this;
magnet through a‘ circuit extending from line
II3, reset magnet 81, contacts‘ R40a, cam con
40 tacts L2, wire II2, to line III. Through the
mechanism controlled by magnet 8|, theshaft
carrying the cams for controlling the P con
tacts will function. The ?rst operation to take
place will be printing of the total standing in
will continue to accumulate to obtain a grand
total of all the entries transferred from ACC#I.
Automatic resumption ‘of card feeding
Cam contacts L3 (Fig. 8) are provided to en
ergize the start relay magnets R32 and R33 near
the end of the resetting cycle of operations to
pick up and energize the card feed clutch magnet
I8. The circuits involved in the starting of the
machine have already been traced in detail and 10
the operations controlled thereby will proceed in
the same manner as explained above.
If it is'desired to have the machine stop after
the completion of the resetting operation, switch
I30 (Fig. 8) is initially set in its dotted line posi
tion and near the end of the resetting cycle cam
.contacts P5 close momentarily to complete a cir
cuit through the relay magnets R31 and R39, the
former of which provides a holding circuit
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through contacts R3‘Ia and cam contacts L4.
The relay magnet R38 opens its contacts R30a
in the upper part of Fig. 8 to prevent the re
establishment of the starting circuit and the
machine will Xconsequently come to rest at the
completion of the resetting cycle of operations 25
and resumption of operations may then proceed
through initiation of the start key to close con
tacts H9. As explained above, the failure of
the type bars to record identical information in
the several portions of the bill will e?ect ener
30
gization of relay magnets R35 and R38 and will
illuminate lamp I29 and with switch I30 in its
full line position during the total taking opera
tion closure of cam contacts P5 will complete a
circuit from line H3, through relay magnets
R38, R31, contacts P5, switch I30, contacts R3Ia,
R3312, wire “2, to line III. As just stated ener
gization oi’ relay magnets R31 and R38 will cause
the machine to stop at the completion of reset
ting and the continued illumination of lamp I29 40
will indicate to the operator that the stopping
of the machine has been occasioned by a dis
crepancy in printing in one or more lines of the
bill.
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45 ACC#I.
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line “3 (Fig. 8) contacts R431), wire I40 (Fig. 8a),
contacts R40b. relay magnet R98, cam contacts
50 LI8, wire I“ (Fig. 8), cam contacts LI‘I and P0,
to line III. Energization of magnet R98 will
upon a major group change; that is, when all
record cards having the same group number
in columns 9 to 12 have passed through the ma
chine. In such event, the group control mecha 50
nism GC will cause deenergization of the major
This is brought about as follows: A
pair of contacts R40b in the upper part of Fig. 8a
will close to complete a circuit extending from
close its contacts R98?) in the lower part of Fig.
8a and open its contacts R98a so that the emit
ter brushes 86 will establish circuits from the
read-out strips 68 of ACC#I, through contacts
R98b, wire I06, contacts R99a and RI00a, now
closed. wire IN, to the print magnets 31. Once
-more the checking contacts 52 will determine
whether printing is correctly e?ected in the sev
eral portions of the bill.
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Relay magnet RI02 in parallel with magnet
R98 will cause closure of its contactsRI02a in
the lower part of Fig. 8a and opening of its con
tacts Rl02b so that the entering circuits extend
ing from contacts 32 through wires I23 will ex
tend to the adding magnet 50 of ACC#2 instead
of to the adding magnets of ACC#I ‘as before. .
In this manner, the entry in ACC#I is printed
on the bill and through the checking contacts 52
70 to the route total ACC#2. Later in the reset
cycle, the resetting instrumentalities will come
into play to zeroize the several accumulators in
the manner explained above. In connection with
ACC#2, however, the resetting mechanism is in
‘. effective and the amounts in this accumulator
Major total stop
The machine is arranged to automatically stop
control relay magnet R42 permitting closure of
its contacts R420 which will establish a circuit
from line H3, contacts R42a. wire I45, in parallel
through lamp I46 and relay magnet R4I, cam 55
contacts LI9, contacts R43d, RI00a, R9917, cam
contacts P9, wire II2, to line I II.
Relay magnet R4I opens its contacts R4Ia
in the starting circuit, preventing the completion
of the same.
The machine will come to rest
with lamp I48 illuminated. It will thus be ap
parent that the machine will automatically come
to a stop under two conditions. First, when
there has been a discrepancy in printing, and
second, when there has been a major group
change. In order to indicate under which of
these conditions the machine has come to rest,
the lamps I29 and I48 are provided, for former
indicating by its illumination that the stopping .7
is due to a. printing discrepancy, and the latter, 70
that the cards relating to a particular route have
all been analyzed.
Single transfer cycle
v {Where one of the cards of the group contains
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an X22 perforation but none contains an K80
perforation, only the tax transfer relay circuits
controlled’ by relay ‘magnet R" will be ener
gized so that upon the operation of the group
control mechanismv or the analysis'oi the iner
chandise card, the machine will proceed. through
the tax printing and transferring cycle of oper
ations as described above. At the completion of
this transfer cycle, since the arrears vpick-up
10 magnet R45 was not energized during the anal
ysis of the group, its contacts R4512 will be opened,
the arrears transfer magnet RIM will not be en
ergized, and consequently both contacts Rllltlg
and R99g will be closed at the end of the tar;
15 transfer cycle so that the total taking and re
setting cycle or merchandise feed cycle will be
initiated at this time as explained.
,
If a card of the group contained an X80 perfo
ration but no X22 perforation, then only the
20 arrears pick-up relay magnet R45 would be en
ergized and‘not the tax pick-up relay magnet
RH, so that upon the initiation of transferring
operations, magnet RIM will be energized in
stead of magnet R99 due to the fact that con
1% $1 tacts R41 will open and contacts R412) and R45b
‘
close.
At the completion of the transfer cycle, dur
ing which the arrears amount ortotal in ACCikEi
is transferred to ACC#I, magnet Rlllll will he
30 deenergized and ‘again contacts Rlllllg and Rllllg
are closed at the end of the cycle so that total
taking and resetting cycles or merchandise feed
cycle will'immediately follow.
Where none of the cards of the group contain
35 either the X22 or X80 perforation, indicating that
no transferring operations are to take place for
that group, contacts Rlllilg and Rlldg will both
he closed at the end of the last card feeding
cycle so that closure of contacts Lil] near the end
All of that cycle will initiate the totm taking and
resetting operations without intervening trans~
ferring cycles,
While there has been shown and described and
pointed out the fundamental novel features of
45 the invention as applied to a single modi?cation,
will he understood that various omissions and
substitutions and changes in the form.
de»
tails of the device illustrated and
its opera=
when» a common character is selected on each
carrier for controlling the differential device to
effect an entry in accordance with said common
character into the entry receiving device.
3. A tabula-ting machine having record analyz
ing means, printing mechanism comprising dif-l
iei'entially positionable type carriers, means un—
der controloi the analyzing means to select a
type character in each carrier for duplicate
printing- in ‘accordance with record analysis,
entry receivihg mechanism having a di?erential
device for operating the same at differential
times, a circuit including means under the joint
control of ‘said carriers for completing said cir
cuit when each carrier is positioned to select the
same character for printing and means con
trolled by said circuit for controlling the differ
ential device to e?ect an entry in accordance
with said ' character into the entry receiving
20
mechanism.
4,111 a tabulating machine, means for analyz
ing a column of a record cardfor an item entry
therein, a plurality of type bars concurrently con‘
trolled by said analyzing means to print the
analyzed item in duplicate, an accumulator, 25
means jointly controlled by said bars for e?ect
ing entry of the item into said accumulator only
when ‘the bars are positioned to print the same
item and further means jointly controlled by
said bars for indicating a dissimilar position~ 30
ing of said bars and the consequent failure to en
ter an item into the accumulator. \
5. in a machine of the class described, a plu
rality of entry receiving devices, means for .en- ‘
tering an item into one of said devices, means for 35
reading out the entered item, a plurality of type
loars- positioned under control of said read-out
means to e?ect duplicate printing of said item,
and'means controlled by and in accordance with
the positioning of said ‘cars for effecting transfer
of the item into another of said devices.
6. In a tahulating machine, means for printing
in duplicate items derived from each oi‘ a group
of record cards, means controlled by said print
ing means for determining the conformity of the
items prlntedand error indicating means'con
trolled by so. » determining means for indicating
non-community of duplicate printed items
other.
without
tion maydeparting
he madefrom
by those
the spirit
skilled
of-the
in the
inven“
5%
tion.
.
only as indicated by the scope of the following
claims.
What is claimedisas follows:
1. in a machine of the class described, means
for analyzing a column of a record card
item entry therein, a plurality of time
a machine of the class descrlhed, means
or sensing a column of a record card for an item
lit is the intention therefore to he l‘
we
1
an
con~=
currently
print the analyzed
‘controlleditem
by in
said
duplicate,
analyzingnieans
an accumu
6(1) lator
bars when
and means
all are jointly
controlled
controlled
to printin‘the
all same
accumulator.
item for e?ecting entry of said item into 1
2. A tabulating machine having record analyz
ing nieans‘,‘p1“inting mechanism comprising a
plurality of di?erentially positionable type car-=1
riers, means under control of ' the analyzing
means to select the same type character in each
ntry therein, a plurality of type hers, neans‘
by said analyzing means for ccncr r=
(13/
1-1
m ently
controlling the positioning of
bars,
{n 0‘; in accordance vrlti the item entry sensed,
n accumulator, and means jointly controlled by
all
bars when all are positioned to p‘ it ‘the
same
into said
character
accumulator.
for eztlccting entry of sa
’ »
8. l‘rtahulating machine having record analyz
ing means, printing mechanism comprising- a
pluralitydof di?erentia y positionable type car
riers, means under control of the analyzing means
to select the same type character in each carrier
in accordance with record analysis, entry re
ceiving mechanism having a differential device
for operating the same at di?erential times, a
member associated with each 012 said" carriers
and adapted to he operated thereby upon posi
receiving
mechanism
having
a
di?erential
device
"
70
tioning
of the carriers to select a character ‘for
for operating the same at di?erential times, C01...“
tacts associated with each of said carriers and printing, and means jointly controlled by said
carrier in accordance with record analysis, entry
adapted to be operated thereby upon positioning
members when a common character is selected
of the carriers to select a character ior printing
on each carrier for controlling the di?erential
device to e?ect an entry‘in accordance with said
75 ‘and means ‘jointly controlled by said contacts
1
10
I
_
r
3,111,119
1
common character into the entry receiving de- ‘ with said common character into the second
vice.
entry receiving mechanism.
<
9. In a tabulating machine, means for analyz
11., A tabulating vmachine'having ‘an accumu~
ing a column of a record card‘ for an item entry lator, means for enteringan amount therein,
therein, a plurality of type bars concurrently con- ' readout mechanism positioned by said accumu
trolled by said analyzing means to print the lator, printing mechanism comprising a plurality .
analyzed item in duplicate, an accumulator, 0t di?erentially. positionable type carriers, de
means jointly controlled by said bars for e?'ectlng ‘ vices under control oi’ said readout mechanism
v10
entry of the item into said accumulator only
when the bars are positioned to print the same
item, a signal lamp, and further means controlled
by said bars for causing the illumination of said
lamp upon a dissimilar positioning oi’ said bars
and the consequent failure to enter an‘ item into
15 the accumulator.
'
10. A tabulating machine having an~entry re
ceiving mechanism, “means for entering an
amount therein, readout mechanism positioned by
said entry receiving mechanism, printing mech
20 anism comprising a vplurality oi‘ diil'erentially‘
‘positionable type carriers, devices under control
of said readout mechanism to select the same
to select the same type character in each. carrier
in accordance with the entry in said accumulator,
an accumulator and entering means therefor, a
member associated with each of said carriers and
adapted to be operated thereby upon positioning
of the carriers to select a character for printing,
and means jointly controlled by said members
when a common character is selectedon each
carrier for controllingthe last named accumu
lator entering means to eiIect an entry in ac
cordance with said common character‘into the
accumulator.
'
'
,
12. In a tabulating machine, an accumulator,
entering means therefor, a readout device asso-,
type character in each carrier in accordance with
ciated therewith, a second accumulator, means
the amount in" said entry receiving mechanism,
a‘second entry receiving mechanism having a
for transferring an amount from said ?rst-named,
accumulator to said second accumulator, includ
ing a plurality of type bars concurrently con
trolled by said readout mechanism to print the
amount in the ?rst accumulator in duplicate, and
means ‘jointly controlled by said bars for etl'ect
differential device for operating the same at dif
ierential times, contacts associated with each of
said carriers and adapted to be operated thereby
30 upon positioning of the carriers to select a char
acter for printing, and means jointly controlled
by said contacts when a common, character is
selected on each carrier for controlling theydit
ier'ential device to e?ect an entry in accordance
ing entry of the amount into said second accu
mulator only when the bars are positioned to
print the same amount.
WILLIAM W. MCDOWELL.
GORDEN S. WELLS.
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