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March 22, 1938.
E.‘ A. 'SLYE
2,111,996
LIQUID DISPENSING APPARATUS
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Patented Mar. 22, 1938
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2,111,996
LIQUID DISPENSING APPARATUS
Edward A. Slye, East Hartford, Conn, assignor,
by mesne assignments, to Wayne Company,
Fort Wayne, Ind., a corporation of Indiana
Application August 15, 193.2, Serial No. 628,868
8 Claims. (Cl. 74-283)
This invention pertains to liquid dispensing the result oi’ a plurality of movements from a
apparatus.
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Liquid dispensing apparatus now in use are of
two principal types, namely, the so-called visi
5 ble type, and the meter type. The more desirable
of these two types is the meter type, which con
sists essentially of an operating pump connected
to a source of liquid supply, the pump being
adapted to supply liquid to a meter where it is
10 measured, after which it is dispensed through the
usual hose and nozzle connection. The meter is
adapted to operate a clock or other recording
mechanism to showthe amount of liquid dis
pensed through the hose and nozzle. It is cus
15 tomary to provide. this type of liquid dispensing
apparatus with a card to be displayed somewhere
on the casing adjacent the clock, the card being
used to compute the price of any amount of gaso
line or other liquid dispensed from the device.
20 The objections to this method of computation
are that for different localities diiferent cards‘
must be used as the prices vary, and of course
the prices vary for the‘same localities from time
to time. There is then the liability that the cards
25 may not be supplied at the proper time, and also
the objection that the ?gures on the computing
card are so small that the customer purchasing
gasoline from a dispensing station cannot see the
numerals from his automobile, there being grave‘
30 dangers of error in either case. There is a fur
ther objection that the prices on these cards are
only for full gallon units, and if a fraction of a
gallon is dispensed there is no‘ way of accurately
determining the cost of this ‘amount. Also, in
35 meter pumps-there is no positive way to dispense
only a unit, and so in case the registering hand
of the clock overruns the unit measure, either the
customer has to pay an estimated amount, or the
service station owner has to lose this vfraction of
40 a unit to the customer.
.
It is therefore an object of this invention to
provide a liquid dispensing ‘apparatus which
itself registers both the amount of liquid dis
pensed and also registers the total price of such
r liquid dispensed.
Another object is to provide a liquid dispensing
apparatus wherein means is provided for indicat
ing 7the total price of any amounts of liquid dis
0 pensed, as for example gallons or fractions there
of, the means being adjustable at the liquid dis
pensing apparatus to correspond to any price
variations 'of units dispensed.
A further object of the invention is to provide
55 readily adjustable variator means for transferring
source to a single receiving means.
A still further object is to provide a motor op
erated liquid dispensing apparatus having a
measuring and recording meter and automatical
ly actuated computers for indicating thequan
tity of liquid dispensed or to be dispensed and
the price charged or selected for the total amount
of liquid so dispensed, and wherein a totalizing
mechanism is provided to at all times accurately 10
disclose the total quantity of liquid dispensed and
the total amount of dollars and cents received
for the same.
With these and various other objects in view,
the invention may consist of certain novel fea ll
tures of construction and operation as will be
more fully described and particularly pointed out
in. the speci?cation, drawings and claims ap
pended hereto.
In. the drawings, which illustrate an embodi
ment of the device and wherein like reference
characters are used to designate like parts
Figure 1 is a fragmentary sectional elevation
of a liquid dispensing apparatus embodying the
invention;
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, Figure 2 is an enlarged side elevation of the
indicating mechanism and the cooperating vae
riator mechanism;
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Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional
elevation of the variator mechanism;
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Figure 4 is a sectional top plan view oi’ varia
tor mechanism shown in Figure 3, the same being
taken substantially in the plane as indicated by
the line 4—4 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a sectional top plan view corre 35
sponding'to Figure 4, the same being taken sub
stantially in the plane as indicated by the line
5-5 of Figure 3;
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Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional elevation
of a portion of the setting mechanism of the
variator, the same being taken substantially in
‘the plane as indicated by the line 6-6 of Fig
ure 4;
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Figure 7 is a fragmentary sectional elevation
correspondingto Figure 3, showing a modi?ed 45
form of variator mechanism.
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Referring first of all more particularly to the
construction illustrated in Figures 1 to 6 inclu
sive, the liquid dispensing apparatus 20 includes
a casing 22 supported on a pedestal 24.
The 50
pump 26 is connected on the suction side thereof -
to the pipe 28 which is in communication with
the source of liquid supply 30 through foot valve
32. The pump is adapted to be operated by the
motor 34 through suitable means such as the belt ‘5
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88, “the pump being controlled through a suitable
ing provided with pinion portion II8 having
switch‘ (not shown) operating from the .hose
.hook of support 88.
The outlet side of the pump 28 is connected
to the pipe 48 connected to the inlet side of the
. meter 42 which may be of the piston displacement
type. The meter may be of any suitable type ac
meshing engagement with gear I28 ?xedly
mounted on the shaft I22 journaled in. the casing
82 and operdting the price counters I24, shown
on the dial 88, through suitable gearing I28.
‘The casing 82 is provided with the plurality
curately measuring the amounts of liquid sup
plied thereto and passing therethrough. the
10 measured liquid ?owing through the pipe 44 to
the sight gauge 48 and being dispensed through
iournaled for rotation as at I84 in the casing 82,
the number of shafts corresponding to the num
the hose 48 and the hand operated nozzle 88. As
shown in Figure 1, the nozzle is supported on the
hook 88 in which position the motor 84-is in
15' operative. In order to operate the motor it is
necessary to remove the nozzle 88 from the hook
88 and to raise said hook, and it is necessary for
measuring operation of the meter that the valve
in nozzle 88 be operated to permit the ?ow of
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liquid therethrough.
The operation of the meter 42 operates the
shaft 82, said shaft being rotatable to operate the
mechanism of the clock operating mechanism 84.
The operation of the clock operating mechanism
(shown_three) of hex shafts I28, I88 and I82
ber of counters on the price dial. _ The hex shafts
are provided respectively with the gears I88, I88,
and I48 meshing respectively with the toothed
gears82, 88, and I82. Each of the hex shafts is
provided with a slidable bell crank I42, I44, and
I48, each having a shifting lever I48, ‘I88, and I82
disposed in sliding cooperation with the cams I84,
I88, and I88. Each of the cams is provided with
apertures: I88 disposed to correspond to each of
the gear steps 14 whereby when the pin I82 of the
selected knob I84 is engaged with any selected 20
aperture I88, and the gears I88, I88, and I18
pivotally mounted as at I12, I14, and I18 to the
respective bell cranks are in mesh with the gear
25 84 will cause the numerals to appear in their
proper sequence and relation on the dials 88 and
step 14 corresponding to said aperture. The
gears I88, I88, and I18 mesh respectively with
the gears I18, I88, and I82 slidably mounted in
88 of the clock device 88, to indicate the price
and the corresponding number of units dispensed
will cause the gear cone to rotate the respective
respectively.
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Referring now more particularly to the opera
tion of the variator, or clock, or indicating oper
ating mechanism 84, the shaft 82 is iournaled in
the casing 82 and is suitably connected through
the gears 84 and 88 to the shaft 88 for operating
35 the gallon indicator wheels 18 of the clock 1I,
said wheels being provided with suitable indicia
for indicating the number of gallon units dis
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I pensed. The clock 1| as shown is of the counter
type and may be of any suitable construction.
40 The shaft 82 is provided with a gear cone 12 ?x
edly mounted thereon and provided with a suit
able number, ln the present case nine, of gradu
ated gear steps 14, the gear cone being disposed
adjacent the ?xed gear 18, of similar pitch di
45 ameter to the largest of the gear steps 14, the
?xed gear being secured to the casing 82 as at 18.
The shaft 82 is provided with a spacing member
88 serving as bearing means for the spur gear 82
rotatably mounted on the shaft 52 and provided
50 with the hub or bearing portion 84 and the
toothed portion-or pinion 88. Spur gear 88 is
the hex shafts whereby rotation of the shaft 82
gears I88, I88, and I18 to rotate the respective
hex shafts through the gears I18, I88, and I82. 30
, In the embodiment of the device shown, the
shifting lever I48 is the adjustment for vari
ations of units of 115 of a cent. The shifting lever
I,88 is the adjustment for variations of units of
one cent, and the shifting lever I82 is‘ the adjust 35
ment for variations of units of ten cents. As
shown, the shifting levers are set for computing
amounts dispensed at the rate of 16.2 cents. By
this setting it will be seen that the shifting lever
I82 is arranged ‘so that the gear I18 meshes with 48
the topmost gear step of the gear cone '12; that
is, the ?rst or highest aperture of the cam I88 is
engaged. The shifting lever I88 is arranged for
six cent units, in‘ which case the sixth aperture of
the cam I88 is engaged; that is, the gear I88 is 45
disposed to engage the sixth gear step 14 count
ing from the smaller thereof. The shifting lever
I48 is arranged for {q of a cent whereby the
second aperture of the cam I84 is engaged; that
is, the gear I88 engages the second smallest gear
step 14. It will thus be appreciated that any
rotatably mounted on the hub or bearing 84 and ' setting/within price variables of liquid, such as
gasoline, may be effected by a simple movement
is provided with a plurality (shown two) of driv
ing gears 88 arranged in a differential manner of the shifting levers. .For example, if the price
68 and pivotally mounted thereon as at 82. The of gasoline increases from 16.2 cents to 16.5 cents, 85
gears 88 are provided with a suitable number of
teeth meshing with the teeth of the toothed por
‘tion 88 of the gear 82, and the gears 88 are pro—
vided with 'a stepped tooth portion or smaller
60 pinion 84, the teeth thereof meshing with the
toothed portion 88 of the thimble or sleeve 88.
The sleeve 98 is‘ rotatably‘ mounted on the shaft
82 and is provided with a hub or bearing portion
I88 on which the , spur gear I82 is rotatably
65 mounted, gear I82 being provided with the driv
ing gears I84 (shown two) similar to the spiders
88 and pivotally mounted thereon as at I 88, being
also arranged in a di?erential manner. The
gears I84 are provided with a toothed portion I88
meshing with the toothed portion II8 of the
thimble 88, and the gears are also provided with
the smaller pinion portions II2 meshing with the
' toothed portion II4 of the hollow shaft or sleeve
H8. The sleeve H8 is journaled in the casing
75 82 and is rotatably mounted on the shaft 82, be
-it is only necessary to move the lever I48 so that
the ?fth aperture I88 of the cam I84 is engaged.
Any other adjustments may be made on the other
cams to vary the respective ten cent and one cent
variables.
In the operation of the‘device, assume that the
clock mechanism as illustrated by the counter
wheels 18 and I24>is of any suitable construction.
and assume that the counters are set to zero.
In
order then to dispense liquid to any receptacle, for
example, an automobile tank, the nozzle 88 is
removed from the hook 88 and inserted into the
?ll opening. Upward movementpf the hook 88
will close the suitable switch tocause operation of
the motor 84 and consequently the pump 28. No 70
liquid will be dispensed, however, until the valve
in the nozzle 88 is opened. Until this takes place
the liquid is by-passed in a suitable by-pass pro
vided in the pump. -
Upon operation of the nozzle 88 liquid will be 78
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drawn from the source of supply 30 through the
pipe 28 and supplied “.n'ough pipe 40 to the meter
42, where it will be ‘measured and will be sup
plied from the meter through the pipe 44 to the
sight gauge 46, the hose 48 and thence to the
tank through the nozzle 50. Measuring opera
tion of the meter will cause shaft 52 to rotate, the
shifting levers having already been set at the
' ' ~ selected amount of 16.2 cents per gallon.
Rota
tion of the shaft 52 will cause the gear cone ‘I2
to rotate the gears I66, I68, and M0, to thereby
cause rotation of the hex shafts I28, I30, and
I82 through the respective gears I18, I80, and
I82.
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rotatably mounted on shaft 52. The gear 202
similar to gear I02 is rotatably mounted on the
bearing 200 and is provided with the lugs (two in
number) 204 on which the bevel spider gears 206
similar to bevel spider gears I92 are rotatably
mounted as at 208.
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The beveled spider gears 206 mesh with the
bevel gear 2I0 ?xedly mounted on the bearing
200 and the bevel spider gears also mesh with the
bevel gear 2I2 secured to the sleeve 2I4, similar
to the sleeve H6, said‘ sleeve being rotatably
mounted on the ‘shaft 52 journaled in the casing
62. The upper end of the sleeve is provided with
the gear 2I6 similar to the gear I I8, and meshing
rotation respectively to the gears 82, 88, and I02.
with the gear I20 provided on the price determin 15
ing shaft I22, said shaft also being journalled in
the casing 62 adjacent the shaft 52. The shaft
Rotation of the gear I02 causes the gears I04 to
rotate on their respective axes I06 around the
20 gear teeth IIO, of the thimble 98. Relative rota
tions will thus .cause the gears I04 to rotate the
having meshing engagement with the bevel gear
66 (shown in Figure 2) for operating the amount 20
indicating counters, all as particularly described.
Rotation of- the hex shafts causes rotation of
15
- the gears I38, I38, and I40 to thereby impart
52, as before, is provided with a bevel gear 64 \
It is of course understood that the construction
sleeve II6 through the pinion I I2; and the co
shown in Figure '7 is provided with the shifting
operating toothed portion II4 of the sleeve.
However, the thimble 98 is also being rotated by levers I48, I50 and I52, all as particularly shown
and described in Figures 2 to 6 inclusive, the
25 the pinion 94 of the gears 90, the gears being
operation being the same. The operation of the
mounted on the gear 88, relative movement be
mechanism shown in Figure 7 is, of course, ex
ing vcaused through the meshing of teeth of pin
actly the same as that shown in Figures 2 to 6
ion 86 and cooperating teeth of gears 90, where
inclusive, the bevel spider gears functioning in
by the gears 90 rotate with respect to the bear
a similar manner to the driving gears 90 and I04,
30 ing 84 of the gear 82. This gear, however, is be
ing rotated through the gear I36. Rotation of whereby the rotation of the sleeve 2I2 and con
the sleeve II6, therefore, is effected through the sequently the shaft I22 is the resultant of the
movements of the bearing 84 of the thimble 98 , operation as effected by the gears I84, I 88, and
I96.
and the movement imparted to the sleeve II6
It is to be understood that I do not wish to be
35 through the idlers I04.
limited by the exact embodiments of the device
This combined rotation of the sleeve H6 as
shown, which are merely by way of illustration
imparted to the shaft I22 will cause operation of
the price indicating counter means I24 relative and not limitation, as various and other forms
of the device will of course be apparent to those
and corresponding to that of the gallon indicat
skilled in the art without departing from the
40 ing counter means ‘I0. ' In the event that the
spirit of the invention or the scope of the claims.
price of the liquid dispensed is in even cents, for
example, 16 cents, the shifting lever I48 corre
I claim:
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i. In a speed variating device for the computing
sponding to the tenth variable units is moved so
that the gear I66 is in mesh with the stationary mechanism of a liquid dispensing apparatus, the
combination of a rotatable shaft, a sleeve rotat
45 gear ‘I6. There then will be no rotation of the
shaft I28 and consequently no rotation of a gear
ably mounted thereon, a fixed gearCmounted on
82 whereby the onlyimovem'ent of the sleeve II6 said shaft and fixed against rotation, a cone gear
will be as effected by movement of the gears 88
mounted on said shaft and being provided with a
plurality of varying gear steps, a gear rotatably
and I02 in a manner similar to that already de
mounted on said shaft and provided with a bear
50 scribed.
ing portion having .a gear thereon, a gear of dif
In a similar manner, either of the other shift
ing levers may be moved to engage the ?xed gear ferent size from said third named gear mounted on
‘I6, in which case only operation of the sleeve I I6 said bearing portion and having a plurality of
spur gears rotatably mounted thereon and having
will occur-as effected by a single one of the shafts
I30 or I32.
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The modi?cation illustrated in Figure '7 is sim
ilar to that illustrated in Figure 3, being modi
?ed only in that bevel gears are used as differ
entially arranged driving gears, and the gears
60 ‘cooperating therewith. In this modi?cation the
casing 62 accommodates the shaft 52, the ?xed
gear ‘I6 being secured to the casing 62 as at ‘I8.
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35
40
45
50
operative engagement with said fourth named 55
gear, a bearing sleeve rotatably'mounted on said
shaft and having a gear portion having opera
tive engagement with a gear portion of said spur
gears, said bearing sleeve having a gear thereon,
a, gear of different size ‘from said third and ?fth 60
named gears and having a plurality of spur gears
rotatably mounted thereon and having operative
engagement with said second named gear of said
The gear cone ‘I2 is mounted on a shaft 52 and
the gear I84 is rotatably mounted on the shaft ~ bearing sleeve, said ?rst named sleeve having a
gear portion in operative relation to a gear por 65
52, being spaced from the gear cone by means of
the spacer 80, all as particularly described.
tion of said last named spur gears,_a plurality
The gear I84 is provided with the bearing I86 . of rotatable shafts mounted adjacent said ?rst
on which the gear I88-is rotatably mounted. The ' named shaftya gear on each of said shafts re
gear I88 is provided with the lugs I90 (two in
number)
on which the bevel spider gears I92
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are rotatably mounted as at I94, and the bevel
spider gears I92 mesh with the bevel gears I96
?xedly mounted on the bearing I86. The bevel
spider gears I92 also have meshing engagement
with the bevel gear I98 ?xed to the bearing 200
w
spectively meshing with said third, ?fth and
eighth gears, a shifting lever slidably mounted 70
on each of said last named shafts, said levers
respectively having gears thereon operatively con
nected to the respective last named shafts and
engageable with selected gear steps of said.cone
gear for causing varied rotation of said last named 75
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shafts, the gears on said levers being engageable
with said ?xed gear for selectively-rendering any
of the shafts of said levers inoperative.
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2. In a speed variating device for the computing
mechanism of a liquid dispensing apparatus, the
combination of a rotatable shaft, a sleeve rotat-'
ably mounted thereon, a fixed gear mounted on
gear rotatably mounted on said eighth gear, the
axis of said tenth gear being parallel to the axis
of said eighth gear, said tenth gear having gear ’
portions meshing with said sixth and ninth gears.
’ 4. In a change speed gear set, the combination
ofv a driving shaft, a plurality of gear steps of
different diameterv non-rotatably mounted there
on, a plurality of supplementary shafts disposed
adjacent‘ saiddriving shaft, a gear shift lever
slidably mounted on each of said supplementary
shafts, a ?rst gear rotatably mounted on each of
mounted on said shaft and provided with a bear
ing portion having a gear ?xed thereon, a gear said levers and engageable with a selected gear
of different size from said third named gear step. means operated by each gear on each of said
levers for respectively rotating each of the sup
mounted on said bearing portion and having a plu
15 rality of bevel spider gears rotatably mounted, plementary shafts, a second spur gear rotatably
thereon and having operative engagement with mounted on said driving shaft and having a bear
said fourth named gear, a bearing sleeve rotatably ing thereon terminating in a third gear, a con
said shaft and ?xed against rotation, a cone gear
mounted on said shaft and being provided with
a plurality of varying gear steps, a gear rotatably
mounted on said shaft and having a gear having‘
nection between one of said supplementary shafts
operative engagement with said bevel spider gears,
and said second gear, a‘ fourth spur gear rotatably ‘
mounted on said bearing, a connection between
20 ‘said bearing sleev'e having another gear thereon,
a gear of different size from, said third and e another of said supplementary shafts and said
?fth named gears and having a plurality of bevel fourth gear. a thimble rotatably mounted on said
driving shaft and having a bearing portion and
. spider gears rotatably mounted thereon and hav
ing operative engagement with said second named spaced ?fth and sixth gears, a seventh driving
gear of said bearing sleeve, said ?rst named sleeve gear pivotally mounted on said fourth gear, the
having a gear meshing with said last named bevel axis of said seventh gear being parallel to the
spider gears, a plurality of rotatable shafts axis of said fourth gear, said seventh gear hav
mounted adjacent 'said‘ ?rst named shaft, a gear on ing gear portions meshingv with said third and
each of said shafts respectively meshing with said ‘?fth gears, an eighth spur gear rotatablymount
ed on the bearing of said thimble, an operative
30 third, ?fth and ninth gears, a shifting lever‘isli'd
ably mounted on eachofsaid last named shafts, connection between said eighth gear and yet >
said levers respectively having gears thereon én- , another of said supplementary shafts, a rotatably
gageable with selected gear steps‘ of said cone gear mounted driven shaft having a ninth gear there
and operatively connected t9 said last named on, and a tenth driving gear rotatably mounted
shafts for, causing varied rotation of said‘ last
40
on said eighth gear, the axis of said tenth gear 35
gageable with said ?xed gear for selectively
rendering‘any of the shafts of said levers in
being parallel to the axis of said eighth gear, said
vtenth gear having .gear portions meshing with‘
said sixth and ninth gears.
operative. "
__ 5. In a change speed gear set, the combination
named shafts, the gears, on ‘said levers being en
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3. In a change speed gear set, the combination
of a driving shaft, a plurality of gear steps of
different diameter non-rotatably mounted ‘there
on, a plurality of supplementary shafts disposed
adjacent said driving shaft and having the axes
45 thereof parallel to the axis of said driving shaft,
a vgear shift lever slidably mounted on each of
said supplementary shafts, a ?rst gear rotatably
of a driving shaft, a plurality of gear steps of
different ‘diameter non-rotatably mounted there
on, a plurality of supplementary shafts disposed
adjacent said driving shaft and having the axes
thereof parallel to the axis of said driving shaft.
a gear shift lever slidablymounted on each of
said supplementary shafts, a ?rst gear rotatably
mounted on each of said levers and engageable
mounted on each of said levers and engageable , with a selected gear step. calibrated quadrants,
with a selected gear step, calibrated quadrants, means on said gear shift levers for engaging said
, quadrants for locking the gear on said lever into
50 means ,on said gear shift levers for engaging said
quadrants for locking the gear on said lever‘into position engaging said gear step, ‘means operated
position engaging the selectedgear step, means by each gear on each of said levers for respective
operated by each gear on‘ each ‘of said leversfor ly rotating each of the supplementary shafts,
respectively rotating each of the supplementary means for rendering any supplementary shaft
55 shafts, means for selectively rendering any sup
plementary shaft inoperative, a second spur gear
rotatably mounted on said driving shaft and hav
ing a bearing thereon terminating in a third gear,
inoperative, a second spur gear having a bearing
thereon terminating in a third gear, a connection
between one of said supplementary shafts and
said
gear, a fourth gear mounted on said
a connection between one of said supplementary bearing, a connection-between another of said
shafts and said ‘second gear, a fourth spur gear supplementary shafts and said fourth gear, a
rotatably mounted on said bearing, a connection vthimble‘ having a- bearing portion and ‘spaced
between another of said supplementary shafts and i
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sixth gears, a seventh driving gear piv
llyfmounted on said fourth gear, said seventh
said fourth gear, a,thimble rotatably mounted on
said driving shaft ‘and having a bearing portion h ' ear having portions meshing with said third and
gears, an eighth spur gear rotatably mount 65
and spaced ?fth and sixth gears, a seventh driv
ing gear ,pivotally mounted on said fourth gear, ed on the bearing of said-thimble, an operative
the axis of said seventh gear being parallel to connection between said eighth gear and yet‘ an
the axis of said fourth gear, said seventh gear other, of said. supplementary shafts, a driven
having gear portions meshing with said third and shaft having a ninth gear thereon, and a tenth
driving gear rotatably mounted on said eighth
70 ?fth g'ears', an eighth spur gear rotatably mounted gear, said tenth gear having gear portions mesh 70
- ' 'on thebearing of said thimble, an operative con
nection between said eighth gear and yet another‘ ' ing with'said sixth and ninth gears.
of said suppiementaryshafts, a driven shaft ro
tatably mounted on said/driving shaft and hav-‘
ing a ninth gear thereon, and a tenth driving
8. In a change speed gear set, the combination
of a driving shaft, a plurality -of gear steps of
di?erent diameter non-rotatably mounted there
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on, a plurality of supplementary shafts disposed
adjacent said driving shaft and having the axes
thereof parallel to the axis of said driving shaft,
a gear shift lever slidably'mounted on each of
said supplementary shafts, a ?rst gear rotatably
mounted on each of said levers and engageable
with a selected gear step, calibrated quadrants,
‘ means on said- gear shift levers for engaging said
quadrants for locking the gear on said lever into
10 position engaging said gear step, means operat
ed by each gear on each of said levers for re
spectively rotating each of the supplementary
shafts, means for rendering any supplementary
shaft inoperative, a second spur gear rotatably
15 mounted on said driving shaft and having a bear
ing thereon terminating in a third gear, a con
nection between one of said supplementary shafts
and said second gear, a fourth spur gear rotatably
mounted on said bearing, a connection between
20 another of said supplementary shafts and said
fourth gear, a thimble rotatably mounted on said
driving shaft and having a bearing portion and
spaced ?fth and sixth gears, a seventh driving
gear pivotally mounted on said fourth gear, the
25 axis of said seventh gear being parallel to the
axis of said fourth gear, said seventh gear hav
ing gear portions meshing with said third and
?fth gears, an eighth spur gear rotatably mount
ed on the bearing of said thimble, an'operative
30 connection between said eighth gear and yet _an—
other of said supplementary shafts, a driven
shaft rotatably mounted on said driving shaft
and having a ninth gear thereon, and a
tenth driving gear rotatably mounted on said
eighth gear, the axis of said tenth gear being
parallel to the axis of said eighth gear, said tenth
gear having gear portions meshing with said
sixth and ninth gears, the gear portions of said
driving gears being of different diameter.
'7. In a change speed gear set, the combination
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of a‘ driving shaft, a plurality of gear steps of dif
ferent diameter non-rotatably mounted thereon,
a plurality of supplementary shafts disposed ad
jacent said driving shaft, a gear shift lever slid=
5
ably mounted on each of said supplementary
shafts, a ?rst gear rotatably mounted on each of
said levers and engageable with a selected gear
step, means operated by each gear on each of
said levers for respectively rotating each of the
supplementary shafts, a second spur gear hav
ing a bearing thereon terminating in a third gear,
a connection between one of said supplementary
shafts and said second gear, a fourth gear mount
ed on said bearing, a connection between another 1O
of said supplementary shafts and said fourth
gear, a thimble having a bearing portion and
spaced fifth and sixth gears, a seventh driving
gear pivotally mounted on said fourth gear, said
seventh gear having portions meshing with said
third and ?fth gears, an eighth spur gear rotat
ably mounted on the bearing of said thimble, an
operative connection between said eighth gear
and yet another of said supplementary shafts, a
driven shaft having a ninth gear thereon, and a 20
tenth driving gear rotatably mounted on said
eighth gear, said‘ tenth gear having gear por
tions meshing with said sixth and ninth gears.
8. In a change speed gear set, the combination
of a driving shaft, a plurality of gear steps of
different diameter non-rotatably mounted there
on, a ‘plurality of supplementary shafts disposed
adjacent said driving shaft and having the axes
thereof parallel to the axis of said driving shaft,
gear shift means slidably mounted on each of said 30
supplementary shafts, a ?rst gear rotatably
mounted on each of said gear shift means and en
gageable with a selected gear step, calibrated set
ting means, means on said gear shift means for
engaging said'setting means for locking the gear
on said gear shift means into position engaging
said gear step, means operated by the gear
on said gear-‘shift means for rotating the sup
plementary shafts, a driven shaft, spur gears op
eratively connected to different supplementary
shafts, and a drivinggear provided with a pinion
of different size than the driving gear differential
ly connecting said spur gears and driven shaft.
EDWARD A. SLY'E.
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