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Sept 6, 1938-
J. w. BAUR ET A1.
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ELECTRICAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE FARE BOXES
Filed Jan. 23, 1956
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Sept. 6, 1938.
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ELECTRICAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE FARE BOXES
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Patented Sept. 6, 1938
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
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ELECTRICAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VE
HICLE FARE BOXES
John W. Baur, Henry Van Zuilen, and Clarence F.
Rogier, Chicago, Ill., assignors to Johnson Fare
Box Company, Chicago, Ill., a corporation of
New York
Application January 23, 1936, Serial No. 60,368
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1 Claim. (Cl. 7235-45)
This invention relates to fare box and register broken away to show the connection between the
structure and particularly to the type of struc
driving motor and the driving shaft for the eval
ture disclosed, for example, in Johnson Patent uating mechanism and also to show the switch
No. 1,344,898, dated June 29, 1920. Such fare associated with the dumping lever;
and register structure usually comprises an in
Figure 4 is a side elevation of the base struc
spection chamber which receives the deposited ture in which the motor and its circuit control CII
tokens and from which inspection chamber the ling switch mechanism is arranged;
tokens are dumped, by the manual operation of
Figure 5 is an underside view of the base; and
a dumping lever, into a lower chamber for re
Figure 6 diagrammatically shows the electrical
ception by evaluation mechanism which sorts out circuit connections.
the tokens as to denominational value and elîects
To disclose the operation and advantages of
counting of the tokens and recording of their the invention it is shown applied to a fare box
cash values in suitable register devices, the eval
such as is disclosed in Patent No. 1,344,898 here
uation mechanism being power driven by a'suit
inbefore referred to, Figs. l and 2 showing such
able motor.
type of fare box. As the construction and oper
An important object of the invention is to ation of the dumping mechanism and the coin 15
provide improved control for the driving motor sorting and counting mechanism will not be
operation in order that the motor may run only changed in the least by the application of the
when the dumping lever has been actuated to invention it will be unnecessary to show in full
dump deposited tokens to the evaluating mech
detail all of these various mechanisms and there 20
anism, and then only for a time sufficient to fore on Figs. l and 2 only suilicient structure is
operate the evaluating mechanism for proper shown for making the application and operation
recording of these deposits, whereby the motor of the invention clear.
current consumption will be held down to a mini
The fare box structure shown comprises the
mum particularly where the driving source is collection box I which receives the deposited
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from storage batteries.
coins and from which the coins drop into the
A further important object is to provide a inspection compartment 2 from which they are
starting circuit and a main or operating circuit dumped for reception by the sorting or evaluat
for the motor, with the starting circuit closed ing mechanism and operation for entry into the
for a comparatively short period of time while the register, the evaluating and register mechanism
dumping lever is operated to dump deposited being within the housing part 3.
tokens, and the main circuit automatically con
Referring to Fig. 2 the dumping plates 4 at
trolled by the motor itself in such manner that the bottom of the inspection compartment have
the main circuit will be opened after operation the slotted links 5 secured to the ends of their
of the motor for a predetermined period of time pivot shafts and engaged by a floating pin 6 en
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or a predetermined number of revolutions of the
gaged by the slotted crank arm 'I extending from
motor.
the dumping shaft 8 at the outer end of which
Still another object of the invention is to en
is secured the dumping handle 9 (Fig. 1). The
close the driving motor and the circuit control
dumped coins pass through the chute I0 into the
ling parts operated thereby in a base structure hopper II which spans the stationary plate I2
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which can be readily applied to fare box struc
and the sorting disk I3 rotatable on the plate.
tures not already equipped with motor drive, and The sorting disk is secured to a shaft I4 jour
in such structures it will be a simple matter to nalled in the plate I2 and terminating in a worm
install a switch for operation by the dumping wheel I5 engaged by a worm I6 on the shaft I'I,
lever.
which shaft is to be turned for operation of the
The above referred to and other features of sorting or evaluating mechanism and the register.
our invention are shown incorporated in the
rI‘he coins sorted by the disk I3 engage with
structure on the drawings, in which drawings
the cam lever I8 for rotation of the shaft I9
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a completely as
and swing of the lever 20, the swing of the lever
sembled device embodying the principles of our being in accordance with the size of the coin or
invention;
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token for setting of the register mechanism 2I
Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical section of part for the corresponding cash value entry, the oper
of the device to show the dumping mechanism ation being all as fully disclosed in Patent No.
and the evaluating mechanism;
1,344,898 referred to.
Figure 3 is an enlarged side elevation partly
The turning of the set register mechanism is 55
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controlled by the rotation of the gear 22 on the
shaft l1 which gear meshes with the gear 23
forming part of the turning train for the regis
ter mechanism, all as fully disclosed in Patent
No. 1,344,898 referred to. After a` registering op
eration the coins drop into a reservoir or cup 24
from which they may be readily withdrawn by in
ward swing of the door 25.
For the purpose of our invention we provide a
base housing 26 below the fare box housing part
3 and preferably this base is adapted to be readily
attached to or detached from the fare box struc
ture.
Referring particularly to Figs. 3, 4, and
5 the base at its top has apertured seating lugs
15 21 through which screws may be extended for se
curing the base to the bottom of the fare box
structure, Extending through the base at the
front part thereof, and parallel with the shaft l1
and its other terminal connected by conductor
52 with one terminal of the motor whose other
terminal is connected by conductor 53 with the
contact brush 42, the contact drum 4D having
electrical connection with the fare box frame
work and being therefore grounded. A conduc~
tor 54 connects the contact plunger 41 with the
contact brush 42, the contact disk 44 being
grounded to the fare box framework. The cir»
cuit including the current source, the motor, the
conductor 54, and the switch mechanisms 44 and
41 constitutes a starting circuit for the motor,
while the circuit including the current source, the
motor, and the switch parts 42 and 48 constitutes
the main or operating circuit for the motor, the
contact plunger 41 being normally disconnected
base is mounted an electric motor 32 which may
from the contact disk 44 and the contact brush
42 being normally in engagement with one of the
insulator segments 4| of the contact drum 4D, so
that normally both circuits are open.
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Describing now the operation, when coins or
tokens are deposited in the fare box, the collector,
after inspection of the tokens in the inspection
be suspended from the top wall of the base
compartment 2, swings down the dumping lever
is a countershaft 28 which at one end carries a
20 pulley 29. The pulley is shown outside of the
base and engages a belt 3i) which passes around a
sheave 3| secured to the shaft I1.
Within the
25 in any suitable manner, the motor shaft 33 ex
tending a distance below and at right angles to
the countershaft 28. The connection between
the shaft may be by way of a worm 34 on the
motor shaft and a worm wheel 35 on the counter
30 shaft or any other suitable driving connection
may be employed.
The rotation of the countershaft by the motor
will be transmitted by the belt 3D to the driving
shaft I1 for the evaluating and registering moeh
35 anism of the fare box.
Depending from the top wall of the base 25 is
a boss 36 which at its front end carries a verti
cal shaft 31 which supports a worm wheel 33 for
engagement by a worm 39 on the countershaft 28.
Secured to the underside of the worm wheel con»
centric therewith is a metallic contact drum 48
9 against the force of the spring 55 tending to 25
hold the lever in its upper position. Upon such
movement of the lever the coins or tokens are
dumped into the evaluating mechanism and at
the same time the rotation of the contact disk
44 brings its cylindrical surface into contact 30
enga-gement with the contact plunger 41 for clo
sure of the starting circuit through the motor
and the motor is started. The downward and
return movement of the dumping lever will keep
the starting circuit closed for a sufficient length
of time for turning of the contact drum 40 by
the motor to move the insulating sector away
from the contact brush and to bring the con
tact drum into electrical engagement with the
brush so that the main or operating circuit for 40
a holder 43 on the boss 35 rearwardly of the
contact drum, the holder being of insulating ma
terial or otherwise-arranged for insulation of the
contact brush from the boss. With the arrange
the motor will be closed for continued operation
of the motor until the next insulating segment
is brought under the contact brush for opening
of the motor main circuit. The ratio of the gear
ing between the motor and the countershaft 28,
and the ratio of the gearing between the counter
shaft and the worm gear 38, and the number of
insulator segments in the contact drum, can be
readily calculated for the desired length of time
50 ment described it is evident that, when the motor
is operating, the contact drum will be turned for
alternate electrical engagement with the brush or
of operation by the motor after starting thereof
by operation of the dumping lever, the time
length being usually made such that, under ordi
insulation therefrom by the segments.
Referring to Fig. 3 the shaft 8 which carries the
nary service of the fare box, each period of op
eration of the motor will have resulted in sorting
and registering of the dumped coins or tokens.
Should any coins or tokens be left unregistered
after one period of operation of the motor, they
will be taken care of during the next period of
whose contact circumference is interrupted at
regular intervals by insulator segments 4|, three
such segments being shown. The contact drum
fi ò is engaged by a contact brush 42 extending from
dumping lever 9 has mounted thereon a contact
disk or cam 44 which may be located within and
adjacent to the side wall of the housing part 3
through which the shaft extends. Against the
inside of said wall is secured a block 45 of in~
60 sulating material in which a metal cup 45 is in
serted for a contact plunger 41 urged outwardly
by a spring 48, the outward movement being
limited by the engagement of' the cup edge by the
shoulder' 49 on the plunger. The Contact mem
- ber 44 on the shalt 8 may be in the forni of a
cylindrical disk slabbcd off on one side to leave
a clearing or depression 58 into which the con~
tact plunger 49 normally extends out of con
tact with the disk but contacted by the cylindri
70 cal part of the disk when the shaft 8 is turned by
downward swing of the dumping lever 9.
Fig. 5 shows the circuit connection between
the motor and switches. A source of current 5|,
such as a storage battery, has one terminal
75 grounded to the frame of the fare box structure
operation.
A protecting cover 56 may be detachably se 60
cured against the side of the structure to en
close the pulleys 29 and 3| and the driving belt 30.
We thus provide a very simple arrangement for
fare box structures in which the conductor or
collector need only actuate the dumping lever 65
for dumping of deposited coins or tokens, the
evaluating and counting mechanisms being then
automatically taken care of by the motor.
Our invention may be readily applied to fare
boxes which have not been motorized. The base
structure with the motor and switch mechanism
therein can be readily applied to such structure
and a sheave substituted on the evaluator and
counting mechanism drive shaft for the manual~
ly operable handle, and the switch mechanism for 75
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the motor starting circuit can be readily applied
for operation by the dumping lever.
We have shown a practical and efficient em
bodiment of the Various features of our inven
tion but We do not desire to be limited to the
exact construction, arrangement, and operation
shown and described as changes and modifica
tions may be made Without departing from the
scope of the invention.
We claim as follows:
An electrical control system for motor driven
passenger vehicle fare boxes in which deposited
coins or tokens are to be evaluated and counted,
comprising a driving motor, a starting switch
15 arranged to be opened and closed by the opera
tion of the fare box dumping lever, a source
of current, a starting circuit adapted when closed
by said starting switch to include said source and
the driving motor for starting of the motor, a
Contact drum having insulating segments and
adapted to be driven by said motor after starting 5
thereof, a contact normally in engagement With
one of said insulating segments, and an operat
ing circuit including said source and said motor
and said contact and completed by said drum
when said drum after starting of the motor comes 10
into engagement with said contact and to be re
opened by engagement of said contact with the
next segment.
JOHN W. BAUR.
HENRY VAN ZUILEN.
CLARENCE F. ROGIER.
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