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OGL 4, 1938- I E. G. sTREcKFUss 2,132,134 TIME RECORDER MECHANISM ATTORNEYS. oct. 4, 1938. E @_ STRECKFUSS Eyìïvîljlïìî‘fî TIME RECORDER MECHANISM Filed Nov. 20, 1935 2 sheets-sham 2 _L__ I~N OUT g8@ 21201 E 10o g 43o ì 829 E 105 E 12ao Elmer? INVENTÓR. £2 ME@ 6? 5 TEEC/r/fuss. ATTORNEYS. Patented Oct. 4, 1938 2,132,134 U'NsiTE D STATES PATENT OFFICE ` 2,132,134 TIME RECORDER. MECHANISM Elmer o. streckf‘uss, cincinnati, ohio, assignor to ' The Cincinnati Time Recorder Company, Cin cinnati, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio ' Application November 20, 1935, Serial‘No. 50,682 10 Claims. My inventiony relates to time recorders, and more particularly to the, provision of a time re corder with an operating lever located at the front of the machine, which may be rocked to the right or the left in order to'make a recording. In commercial establishments itz is usual to find a number of aisles through whichthe workmen pass in entering andv leaving the shop. These aisles are usually definedby racks which carry the time 10i, cardsv of the employes. In the‘morning an em ploye passes a rack, takes his card outy and makes a recording, and then places his-card in a’rack at the other side of the recorder. In leaving the shop, the reverse procedure `is followed, so that the l5, cards are again placed in the original racks. In an arrangement of this sort, there is usually a congestion of employes passing the recorder- at starting time in the morning, at noon, and'at night at quitting time. I have conceived that if a re 20 corder could be provided with a front handle which was adapted to rock as above described, and if the recorder could be so designed that the employe could rock the operating handle in the direction of his own travel, and the recorder would 25Á indicate, according to the direction in which the handle was actuated, whether the recording was “in” or “out”, a material saving in time could be attained. ` It is, therefore, an object of my invention to 303 provide a time recorder in which the operating lever is at the front of the machine. and in which recordings are made by'rock-ing the -handle either to the right or to the left. It isA another object of my invention to provide 35~ a time recorder as above» outlined, in which the rocking of the »operating handle to one side will' shift the card tray to oneside, andthe rocking of the handle in the other direction'will shift the Y card tray to the other side. 40`r It is a further'objectof my invention to pro vide such atime recorder in- which, no matter on which side of the path of the employes it may be located, a movement of the handle in the direction 4 , of travelof the employe when entering the shop ' will make an "in” recording, and in which a move (o1. 234-43) made to the drawings which form a part hereof, and in which: Figure 1 is a front view of my invention, parts ofthe recorder frame and handle being broken away for greater clarity. Fig. 2 is an elevation of a part of the device as seen from the left in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a sectional view along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. Fig.'4 is a detail perspective view of the rocker cam member. Fig. 5 is a view of an exemplary form of card which may be used in my device. ' Briefly, in the practice of my invention, I pro vide a time recorder of somewhat conventional 15 construction, having a card tray I, which is pro vided with integral lugs 2 by which the tray is mounted upon the shaft 3, and other hook-shaped lugs- 4, which rest upon the shaft 5, whereby the tray is firmly mounted for sliding movement along the shafts 3 and 5. The sliding movement of the tray is limited by the collars 6 on the shaft 3. Centrally located at the front of the recorder is a split boss "I, which provides bearings for the handle shaft 8; a collar 9 provided with a set screw is fixed on the shaft between the arms of the boss 25 1, and serves to ñx the longitudinal position of the shaft 8. A handle I0 is provided in order to rock the shaft 8, and may be fastened thereto by any well known means. The inner end of the shaft 8 carries an arm I I, the upper end of which is pro vided with a cam roller I2 mounted upon a screw stud I2a. ' The lower end of this arm I I is adapted to swing between the adjusting screws I3a mount ed in lugs I3, which are formed integrally with 3.» the recorder base or frame. These adjusting screws serve as stop members to limit the degree of swing of the operating handle I 0. The collars 6 are preferably adjusted to become operative some what in advance of the screws I3a. The connection between the card tray and the 40 operating handle is as follows: Pivoted upon a standard I 4, which is also integral with the frame of the recorder, by means of the stud Ida, is the lever I5, the upper end of which is connected to one of the lugs 2'on the card tray by the link I5; ment of the handle in the direction .of travel of the employe when leavingthe shop will make an mounted on the lower end of the lever I5 is a “out” recording. bracket I'I; passing through a hole in the bracket These and other objects of my invention which I1 and attached to the upper end of the arm II, will be set forth hereinafter Íorwill be apparent to'r is a rod I8; upon the rod I8 on either side of the bracket I'I are the small compression springs I9, one skilledin .the art` upon reading these `specifi cations, I accomplish by that certain'construction theouter ends of which abut against collars 20. By these means, referring to Fig. 1, as the oper and arrangement of parts of which I shall now de 55, scribe a preferred embodiment.~ Reference is now` ating handle is rocked to the right, the rod I8 moivesrto the right, carrying with it the collars 55”'1 5 , .2M 2,132,134 2i), which, bearing against the bracket I1 through the springs I9, urge the lever I5 in a counter clockwise direction, and the card tray is shifted to the left. Likewise, when the operating handle is moved to the left, Ythe card tray is shifted to the'right. The collars 20 are of course adjusted on the rod i8, so that when the handle I0 is in a neutral position, the card tray I is likewise in a neutral position. The direction of shift of the card tray upon movement in a given direction of the operating handle may be reversed by sim ply moving the bracket I'I from the position shown in Fig. l, to a point equally removed on the other side of the pivot Illa and mounting it at I'Ia. By these means a time recorder of this type may be placed on each'side of an aisle through which workmen pass. In this situation, although both recorder handles will be rocked in the direction of movement of the workmen, one will in effect be rocked clockwise and the other counter-clockwise. Itis only necessary, there fore, to place the bracket I'I at theïposition Ila in one of the recorders, and thenidentical cards may be used in both,.with an “in” column on the left, and an “out” column on the right, for eX ample. ` ` ` In order to transmit rocking motion from the shaft 8 to the cross shaft 2l for operating other elements of the recorder, which is disposed at right angles'thereto, I mount on the shaft V2I a collar 22, which carries a cam plate 23; The cam plate 23 is provided with a shallow notched cam surface 23a., whichv is clearly shown in Fig. 4. The collar 22 is so mounted upon the shaft 2I, 35 that when the operating handle Ill is in a neutral position, the cam‘roller I2 rests in the center of the notch 23a.. Now when the operating handle is rocked either to the right or the left, the shaft 2i is rocked in a clockwise direction as- seen in 40 Fig. 3. ' ' Fixed upon the end of the shaft 2I, as seen in Fig. 2, is a bell crank lever 24, having arms 24a and 2%.» A spring 25, connected to the frame and to the end of the arm 24a, urgesthe shaft 2l in a counter-clockwise direction, so as tore turn the mechanism to a neutral position. Con nected to the arm Ella is a rod 26, which actuates certain other parts Yof the recorder, as is Ywell known in the art, such as a ribbon shifting mech anism, and a time wheel centering mechanism, none of'which form a part of my invention, and which I shall therefore not describe. At the extreme end of the arm 24D, a linkage indicated generally at 27 serves to actuate the ribbon feed, 55 as is also well known in the art. The hammer shaft is indicated at 5, and is actuated as follows: Pivoted intermediate the length vof the arm 2417 is a link 29, having a projecting lug 29a, and an overhanging trigger 29D, which rests upon a lug 60 28a, mounted on the shaft 5‘; the member 29 is urged in a counter-clockwise directionY by a small spring Zlib; integral with the bell-crank 24 is a boss 22C, in which is mounted an adjustable stop screw 2M. Now when the shaft 2I is rocked as 65 above described, the member 29 tends to pull downwardly on the member 28a, rocking the shaft 5 in a clockwise direction. Upon further rocking of the shaft 2I, however, the lug 29a will abut the stop screw 24d, whereby the member 29 70 will be forced toward the right, until it finally slips off the lug 28a, whereupon the shaft 5, un der the inñuence of the spring 3U, which is fas, tened to an arm 3l and to the frame, will snap 75 back to its original position. The hammer 32 will thereby be caused to strike and make a record on4 a card. It is understood that the card tray I is provided with mechanism indicated generally at 34 and well known in the art, whereby an abutment 33, upon which the bottom of a card rests, is intermittently or continuously shifted, whereby over-printing is eliminated. An exemplary form of card is shown in Fig. 5. It will be noted that the card is divided longi tudinally into a right hand and a left hand col umn, one of these being designated “in”, and 10 the other “out”. In my exemplary embodiment, the'abutment 33 shifts upwardly twice a day, so that each transverse line represents one-half of a day. The first record made will be “in”, at the top of the card, and the second willl be “out”, 15 also on the same line. The mechanism may be adjusted as above described, so that the “in” column may be either the right or left hand column, although probably the most natural ar rangement will be that indicated in Fig. 5. Dur 20 ing the noon hour, the recorder having'been properly adjusted, the abutment 33 will shift up ward one notch,’so 'that the afternoon “in” and “out” recordings will appear in the next line be low.v With an arrangement providing for four 25 teen shifts upwardly fof the abutment 33, one card will suí’rlce for a Week. At the end of the week the abutment 33 will return to the bot tom, as is well known inthe art. It is to be understood that, except as men 30 tioned in theV claims which follow, the type of recorder to which my invention is applied forms no limitation thereon, and that different forms of my preferred embodiment may be made without 35 departing from the spirit of my invention. Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to `secure by Letters Patent,`is:- . - 1. In a time recorder, a laterally Yshiftable card tray and an operating handle movable toward the 40 right or toward the left of the recorder, mecha nism connecting‘said operating handle with said card tray, whereby as -the handle is movedin one direction thel card tray is shifted to one side, and as the handle is moved in the other direc 45 tion the card tray is shifted to the other side, and mechanism connectingthe operating handle with the printing mechanism of the reccrder, whereby said movement of said operating handle `actuates 50 said printing mechanism. 2. In a time recorder having a printing mech anism, a laterally shiftable card tray and .an op erating handle for the recorder movable toward the right or toward the-left of the recorder, the combination of 'a `mechanical linkage including a 55 Yspring connecting said operating handle with said tray,"wherebyas„the handle is moved in one direction the card tray is` shifted to one side, and as the handle is moved in the other direction the card tray is shifted to the other side, and means 6.0 for actuating said printing mechanismV by both of said movements, stops to limit‘the shifting of the tray, stops to limit the movement of the operat ing handle, said tray limiting stops being> posi tioned to become operative before the handle lim 65 iting stops. Y ' 3. In a time'recorder having a printing mecha nism, a laterally shiftable card tray and an op erating handle adapted to be moved toward the right or toward the left of the recorder; mecha 70. nism including a lever connecting said operating handle with said card tray„whereby as the handle is moved in Vone direction the card tray is shifted to one side, andasV the handle is moved in the other-,directionthe card tray ,is> shifted to the 2,132,134 other side, and mechanism connecting the op erating handle with the printing mechanism of the recorder for actuation thereof by said move ment, the former mechanism being changeable, by a change in the class of said lever, to alter the direction in which the card tray is shifted upon movement of the operating handle in a given direction, for the purpose described. 4. In a time recorder having a laterally shift 10 able card tray, an operating handlefor the re corder movable toward the right or toyard the left of the recorder, and a main rocking lever; a connection between one end of said rocking lever and said tray, and a resilient connection between the other end of said rocking lever and said op erating handle, whereby movement of said oper ating handle may be continued after completion of the tray shifting movement. 5. In a time recorder having a laterally shift 20 able card tray, an operating handle for the re corder movable toward the right or toward the left of the recorder, and a main rocking lever; a connection between one end of said rocking lever and said tray, a resilient connection between 25 the other end of said rocking lever and said oper ating handle, said resilient connection compris ing a bracket provided with a hole on said rock ing lever, a rod connected to the operating handle and passing through said' hole, and springs sur 30 rounding said rod on either side of said bracket and maintained in contact therewith by collars on said rod. 6. In a time recorder, a main operating shaft for the recorder, a card tray shiftable for in and 35 out registrations, an operating handle movable in opposite directions from a neutral position, con nections therefrom to actuate the operating shaft in the same direction irrespective of the direction of movement of said handle, connections from 40 said handle, including a lever, to shift the card tray to in or out position, depending upon which direction the handle is moved, and means for changing the class of said lever to alter the di rection of shift of the tray with relation to di 45 rections of movement of the handle. 7. In a time recorder having a printing mecha nism and a frontal operating handle which is 3 movable to the right or to the left of the recorder, a main transverse shaft operatively connected to said printing mechanism, and mechanism for translating the rocking motion of said handle in one direction into a rocking motion of said shaft Ul in a given direction, and means for translating the rocking motion of said handle in the other direction into a rocking motion of said shaft in said given direction. 8. In a time recorder having a printing mecha nism and a frontal operating handle which is movable to the right or to the left of the recorder, a main transverse shaft operatively connected to said printing mechanism, mechanism for trans lating the rocking motion of said handle into a rocking motion of said shaft, said mechanism comprising a cam rider actuated by said handle, and in operative relation with a notched cam surface fixed on said shaft. 9. In a time recorder having a printing mecha 20 nism, a frontal operating handle adapted to rock a shaft extending into the recorder substantially perpendicularly to the front thereof, .and a main transverse shaft for actuating the printing mech anism in the recorder, and means for transmit 25 ting the rocking of said operating handle shaft to said transverse shaft, whereby the latter is rocked in the same direction regardless of the direction of rocking of the operating handle shaft. 10. In a time recorder having a printing mech 30 anism and a frontal operating handle adapted to rock a shaft extending into the recorder substan tially perpendicularly to the front thereof, and a main transverse shaft for actuating the print ing mechanism in the recorder; means for trans 35 mitting the rocking motion of said operating handle shaft to said transverse shaft, whereby the latter is rocked in the same direction regardless of the direction of rocking of the operating han dle shaft, said transmitting means comprising a 40 member fixed on said transverse shaft and carry ing a cam plate having a shallow V-shaped cam surface, and a member on said operating handle shaft carrying a cam rider adapted in a neutral position of the respective parts to rest in the apex of the V-shaped cam surface. ELMER G. STRECKFUSS.