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Sept. 27, 1938.
5, TAUB
2,131,601
FOOD CHECK PUNGHING DEVICE
Filed Oct. 29, 1937
2 Sheets—Sheet l
INVENTOR
Sept. 27, 1938.
s. TAUB
2,131,601
FOOD CHECK PUNCHING DEVICE
Filed Oct. 29, 1937
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
£551. 5.
INVENTOR
B
‘ ATTORNEY
2,131,601
Patented Sept. 27, 1938
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,131,601
FOOD CHECK PUNCHING DEVICE
Sol Taub, New York, N. Y.
Application October 29, 1937, Serial No. 171,649
14 Claims. (Cl. 164-111)
This invention relates to new and useful im
provements in a food check punching device.
This invention contemplates the construction
of a device as mentioned which is characterized
» 5 by the fact that it has a body with a window
opening and an arrangement whereby a ticket
or food check to be punched, may be placed into
the body and be viewable through the window
opening.
' 10
‘
The invention further contemplates the provi
sion of a plurality of jaw punch devices positioned
along the sides of the ticket so engaged in the
body and adapted to be individually manipulated
to punch the ticket.
'15
It is proposed that each jaw punch device be
capable of being ?rst shifted to its punching
position over the ticket portion, and then oper
ated to punch the ticket.
Still further the invention proposes the pro
20 vision of a plurality of plungers adapted to be se
lectively manipulated and associated with the
jaw punch devices in a manner so as to selec
tively control the same.
A further object of the invention is to provide
~25 a food check punching device which is charac
terized by transparent members through which
the check may be viewed, and punches behind the
check adapted to punch different amounts on the
check.
. 30
Another object of the invention is the construc
tion of a device as mentioned which is simple and
durable and which may be manufactured and
sold at a reasonable cost.
For further comprehension of the invention,
35 and of the objects and advantages thereof, ref
erence will be had to the following description
and accompanying drawings, and to the append
ed claims in which the various novel features of
the invention are more particularly set forth.
40
In the accompanying drawings forming a ma
terial part of this disclosure:—
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a ticket adapted
to be punched by the punching device.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the punching
45 device.
Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on the
line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary transverse sectional
view taken on the line 4—4 of Fig. 3.
50
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a food check
punching device constructed according to a mod
i?cation of the invention.
Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view taken on the
55 line 6-6 of Fig. 5.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary enlarged detailed view
of a portion of Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary enlarged horizontal
sectional View taken on the line 8--8 of Fig. 6.
Fig. 9 is a perspective view of another type of 5
food check or ticket adapted to be punched by
the punching device.
Fig. 10 is a rear elevational view of Fig. 9.
The food check punching device is adapted to
punch food checks or tickets similar to the ticket l0
l0 illustrated in Fig. 1. These tickets are gen~
erally used in restaurants. The device comprises
a body II formed with a Window opening !2.
There is a means mounted on the body for sup
porting the ticket I!) in a manner so that its 15
central portion is free and viewable through the
window opening l2. A plurality of jaw punch
devices are positioned along the sides of the ticket
and individually manipulatable to punch the tick
et as hereinafter more fully described.
20
The body II is formed with a vertical portion
I la and with a horizontal portion l lb. This verti
cal portion ll’1L extends above the horizontal por
tion and is formed with the window opening 12.
The window opening is closed with transparent 25
panes of glass l2a so as not to interfere with the
view of a ticket placed in the device. A drawer
H(1 in the bottom of the body is for the purpose
of collecting punchings which may fall from the
punch devices.
30
The means for horizontally holding the ticket
comprises a bottom channel shaped member I5
supported by several struts 16, which in turn
are mounted on the body I i. This channel shaped
member I5 is adapted to receive the lower end 35
of the ticket. The upper end of the ticket It is
supported by flange portions H which engage
about an opening l8 through which the ticket
may be inserted. The parts are so arranged that
when the ticket is inserted into the body its top 40
end 10*‘ projects sufficiently so that it may be
gripped and removed when desired.
Arranged on each side of the ticket, and within
the body, there are a plurality of punch devices,
each one comprising a jaw element 29 adjacent 45
a cooperative jaw element 2|. These jaw ele
ments normally are positioned so as to straddle
the faces of the ticket l0 when the punch device
is pivoted over towards the ticket. The jaw ele
ment 20 has its lower end formed with a slot 23 50
through which a stationary supporting bolt 24
extends. This bolt is mounted upon the wall of
the body II. The jaw element 2| has its lower
end 2 la extending downwards and ?xedly mount
ed on a depressible and turnable rod 25. This 55
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rod is supported by a bearing 26 intermediate of
its ends and by another bearing 21 at a point
where it extends out from the front of the body
section lib. An expansion spring 28 acts be
01 tween one of the walls of the body ll and the
rod 25 for normally urging it outwards. The rod
25 has a plunger head 29 upon its outer end.
A pin 30 serves to pivotally connect the jaw ele
ment Zia with the rod 25. The arrangement is
10 such that the plunger head 29 may be turned
for pivoting the jaw punch device to a position
indicated by the dot and dash lines in Fig. 4. In
this position the jaw elements straddle the faces
of the ticket Ill.
The plunger 29 may now be
pressed inwards to pivot the jaw elements rela
tive to each other and move the jaw punch device
to punch the ticket. Upon the jaw elements there
are proper punching dies indicated in Fig. 3 by
reference numeral 3|.
20
Each of the jaw punch devices are of identical
construction but are arranged at slightly dif~
f-erent elevations, as may be understood by in
specting Figs. 2, 3 and 4, so as to be capable of
punching the ticket H3 at its various positions.
25
Each punch device is urged into a neutral posi
tion by a spring 32. This spring is connected be
tween one of the jaw elements 2| *1 and a pin 33
mounted upon a wall of the body H. A stop
pin 34 also projecting from the wall of the body
30 serves to limit pivoting of the jaw punch device,
by action of the spring 32, to its neutral position.
The operation of the device is as follows:—
When a customer purchases a ?ve cent item he
places his ticket into the ticket punching ma
35 chine and the store clerk grips the plunger knob
29 representing 5c, turns the knob to turn the
punching device to the 5¢ position, and then
presses in the plunger knob 29 to operate the
punch device to punch the ticket at the 5¢ posi
tion. The customer now pulls the ticket from the
machine and carries it with him while he is in
the store. Should he make another purchase
before leaving, he again places the ticket into the
ticket punching device. Assuming the new pur—
45 chase to be another 5¢ one, the store clerk seeing
that there is a 59? charge already on the ticket
grips the plunger head 29 which represents a 10¢
charge, turns this plunger so as to cause the 19¢
punch device to assume its punching position, and
50 then presses in the plunger to punch the ticket
at 10¢.
In this manner the ticket may be returned to
the punching machine any number of times to
have amounts added to it. It is a feature of the
55 machine that when the ticket is placed into the
machine, initially it is completely unobstructed
by the punching devices so that it may be seen.
It is only after the clerk makes note of the amount
that the ticket is to be punched, that a punching
60 device is moved out across the ticket and operated
to punch the ticket. After the punching opera
tion the punching device automatically seeks its
original position.
65
In the modi?ed form of the invention shown in
Figs. 5-7, a food check punching device is shown
comprising a body 35 formed with a window open
ing 36. A means is provided within the body for
supporting the food check l9 so that its central
70 portion is free and viewable through the window
opening 36. A transparent member 3‘! is ar
ranged across the front of the food check and is
formed with a plurality of openings 38. Punches
39 are slidably supported in bearings 49 behind
the food check and are capable of punching holes
within the back cooperative with the openings 38.
A manual means is provided for operating each
of the punches selectively and this means in
cludes depressible heads 4| arranged upon the
outer side of the body.
UK
The transparent member 31 is slightly spaced
inwards from the window 36 and is supported at
its edges upon the side walls of the body 10.
The punches 39 are adapted to extend into the
openings 38 and so punch portions of the check. 10
The punched out portions then fall downwards
and are collected in a drawer 4?. slidably ar
ranged at the bottom end of the body 35.
The means for operating the punches comprise
rods 43 which extend through the front wall of
the body I0 and at their extended ends are pro
vided with heads 4|. The inner ends of the rods
43 are pivotally connected with levers 43’. These
levers are pivotally mounted intermediate of their
ends at 44 and are urged in one direction by a
coaxial spring 44*‘. The upper ends of the levers
43' are pivotally connected with the rear ends of
the punches 39 and normally hold the punches
rearwards. The arrangement is such that when
one of the heads 4| is depressed the motion will 25
be transmitted to operate one of the punches 39
which then moves forward and punches the food
check at one position. The heads 4| are ar
ranged in the same formation as the spaces on the
feed check, and each head 4! represents a dif-: 30
ferent amount on the check so that any amount on
the check may be punched.
In Figs. 9 and 10 another form of food check It!’
has been illustrated. This check has three rows
of spaces 59, 5! and 52 on one side superimposed»
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on three similar rows of spaces on the other side,
indicated by reference numerals 50’, 5|’ and 52'.
The
center row on
each side is imprinted
with identical numbers indicating certain price
amounts.
One of the end rows on one side is
printed with additional numbers indicating addi v40
tional price amounts, and on the other side the
remote row is printed with corresponding numbers
indicating the identical amounts.
The check thus
constructed may be placed into the machine with I
either side towards the operator of the machine’ 45
since he is capable of inspecting the same, and
punching the correct markings.
The machine is constructed with double punches
39’, for simultaneously punching the end rows of
numbers. The machine also has center punches
39 for punching the center row thereof. The end
punches 39' are connected together for unitary
operation with links 43".
Each of'the punches 39 and 39’ are coopera
tive with openings 38 formed in the transparent "
plate 31. The arrangement is such that when
the check I9’ is placed into the machine and the
machine operated, if the amount being punched is
along the center line, then only the center punches .
39 function. If the amount is along the vertical 60
end rows on the checks then both ends or edges
are punched simultaneously. In this manner the
check may be easily read from either side.
Other types of tickets may also be used, for
instance, in which one single row of numbers are r
printed on each face of the food check.
While I have illustrated and described the pre
ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be
understood that I do not limit myself to the
precise constructions herein disclosed and the
right is reserved to all changes and modi?cations
coming within the scope of the invention as de
fined in the appended claims.
I
Having thus described my invention, what I 75
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claim as new, and desire to secure by United
States Letters Patent is:—
1. A ticket punching device comprising a body
with a window opening, means mounted on said
body for supporting a ticket so that its central
portion is free and viewable through said window
opening, a plurality of jaw punch devices posi
tioned along the sides of said ticket, each com
prising a jaw element having a punch element
10 for location on one side of said, ticket and sub
stantially ?xedly supported, another jaw ele
ment having a complementary punch element
located on the other side of said ticket and piv
otally connected with said jaw element, and a
depressible and turnable rod pivotally connected
with said latter jaw element.
2. A ticket punching device comprising a body
with a window opening, means mounted on said
body for supporting a ticket so that its central
portion is free and viewable through said window
opening, a plurality of jaw punch devices posi
tioned along the sides of said ticket, each com
prising a jaw element having a punch element for
location on one side of said ticket and substan
tially ?xedly supported, another jaw element
having a complementary punch element located
on the other side of said ticket and pivotally ‘con
nected with said jaw element, a depressible and 10
turnable rod pivotally connected with said latter
jaw element, and resilient means for urging each
of said jaw elements into their initial neutral
positions, comprising springs acting between the
15
said body and parts of said punch device.
6. A ticket punching device comprising a body
with a window opening, means mounted on said
body for supporting a ticket so that its central
body for supporting a ticket so that its central
v20 portion is free and viewable through said window
portion is free and viewable through said window
opening, a plurality of jaw punch devices posi
tioned along the sides of said ticket, each com
tioned along the sides of said ticket, each com
prising a jaw element having a punch element
prising a jaw element having a punch element
for location on one side of said ticket and sub
opening, a plurality of jaw punch devices posi
for location on one side of said ticket and sub
25 stantially ?xedly supported, another jaw ele
ment having a complementary punch element
located on the other side of said ticket and piv
otally connected with said jaw element, and a
depressible and turnable rod pivotally connected
30 with said latter jaw element, said means for sup
porting the ticket comprising a bottom element
for supporting the bottom end of the ticket, an
opening in the top of said body through which the
ticket may be engaged and rested on the bottom
35 support in a manner so that the top portion of
the ticket projects from the opening.
3. A ticket punching device comprising a body
with a window opening, means mounted on said
body for supporting a ticket so that its central
40 portion is free and viewable through said win
dow opening, a plurality of jaw punch devices
positioned along the sides of said ticket, each
comprising a jaw element having a punch ele
ment for location on one side of said ticket and
45 substantially ?xedly supported, another jaw ele
ment having a complementary punch element
located on the other side of said ticket and pivot
ally connected with said jaw element, and a
depressible and turnable rod pivotally connected
50
with said latter jaw element, said means for sup
porting the ticket comprising a bottom support
element for supporting the bottom end of the
ticket, an opening in the top of said body through
which the ticket may be engaged and rested on
55 the bottom support in a manner so that the top
portion of the ticket projects from the opening,
and ?anges surrounding said opening.
4. A ticket punching device comprising a body
with a window opening, means mounted on said
60 body for supporting a ticket so that its central
portion is free and viewable through said window
opening, a plurality of jaw punch devices posi
tioned along the sides of said ticket, each com
prising a jaw element having a punch element for
65 location on one side of said ticket and substan
tially ?xedly supported, another jaw element
having a complementary punch element located
on the other side of said ticket and pivotally con
nected with said jaw element, a depressible and
70 turnable rod pivotally connected with said latter
jaw element, and resilient means for urging each
of said jaw elements into their initial neutral
positions.
5. A ticket punching device comprising a body
75 with a window opening, means mounted on said
stantially ?xedly supported, another jaw element
having a complementary punch element located .25
on the other side of said ticket and pivotally
connected with said jaw element, and a depress
ible and turnable rod pivotally connected with
said latter jaw element, a spring for urging each
punch device into a neutral position, and a stop 30
for limiting the action of said spring to move the
punch device only to the neutral position.
'7. A food check punching device, comprising
a body with a window opening, means mounted
on said body for supporting a food check so that - 35
its central portion is free and viewable through
said window opening, a transparent member
across the front of said check and formed with
openings, punches behind said food check for
punching holes therein in cooperation with said ,
openings, and manual means for operating said
punches.
8. A food check punching device, comprising
a body with a window opening, means mounted
on said body for supporting a food check so that
its central portion is free and viewable through
said window opening, a transparent member
across the front of said check and formed with
openings, punches behind said food check for
punching holes therein in cooperation with said 50
openings, and manual means for operating said
punches, each of said punches being slidably sup
ported in a bearing.
9. A food check punching device, comprising
a body with a window opening, means mounted 55
on said body for supporting a food check so that
its central portion, is free and viewable through
said window opening, a transparent member
across the front of said check and formed with
openings, punches behind said food check for 60
punching holes therein in cooperation with said
openings, and manual means for operating said
punches, each of said punches being slidably sup
ported in a bearing, and said means for operat
ing the punches including a lever pivotally con 65
nected with the inner end of the punch, and a
mechanism by which the lever may be moved to
move the punch.
10. A food check punching device, comprising
a body with a window opening, means mounted 70
on said body for supporting a food check so that
its central portion is free and viewable through
said window opening, a transparent member
across the front of said check and formed with
openings, punches behind said food check for 75
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punching holes therein in cooperation with said
‘openings, and manual means for operating said
‘punches.
' » 11. A food check punching device, comprising
:11 a body with a window opening, means mounted
on said body for supporting a food check so that
its central portion is free and viewable through
said window opening, a transparent member
across the front of said check and formed with
openings, punches behind said food check for
punching holes therein in cooperation with said
openings, and manual means for operating said
punches, a food check for said food check punch
ing device, and having a central row of numbers
indicating values and end rows indicating addi
tional values, said food check being imprinted
on both sides and arranged to be engageable with
in the food check punching device with either side
towards the front.'
12. A food check punching device, comprising
a body with a Window opening, means mounted
on said body for supporting a food check so that
its central portion is free and viewable through
said window opening, a transparent member
across the front of said check and formed with
openings, punches behind said food check for
punching holes therein in cooperation with said
openings, and manual means for operating said
punches, a food check for said food check punch
ing device, and having a central row of numbers
indicating values and end rows indicating addi
tional values, said food check being imprinted on
both sides and arranged to be engageable within
the food check punching device with either side
towards the front, said punches being arranged
in groups, one group being for punching the
center row on the food check, and the other
group for simultaneously punching the edge rows
of the check.
13. A food check punching device, comprising
a body with a window opening, means mounted
"on'said body for'supporting a food check so that
its central portion is free and viewable through
said window opening, a transparent member
across the front of said check and formed with
openings, punches behind said food check for
punching holes therein in cooperation with said
openings, and manual means for operating said
punches, a food check for said food check punch
ing device, and having a central row of numbers
indicating values and end rows indicating addi 1.0
tional values, said food check being imprinted on
both sides and arranged to be engageable within
the food check punching device with either side
towards the front, the manual means for oper
ating said punches comprising pushable heads 15
projecting from the said body and spring means
for keeping the said heads in their initial posi
tions.
14. A food check punching device, comprising
a body with a window opening, means mounted 20
on said body for supporting a food check so that
its central portion is free and viewable through
said window opening, a transparent member
across the front of said check and formed with
openings, punches behind said food check for 25
punching holes therein in cooperation with said
openings, and manual means for operating said
punches, a food check for said food check punch
ing device and having a central row of numbers
indicating values and end rows indicating addi
tional values, said food check being imprinted
on both sides and arranged to be engageable with
in the food check punching device with either
side towards the front, the manual means for
operating said punches comprising pushable
heads projecting from the said body and spring
means for keeping the said heads in their initial
positions, the pushable heads being joined with a
linkage system to corresponding punches for
puncturing the food checks.
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