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Aug.13, 1946.
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2,405,690
A. W. DEW
GAME REGI S TER
Filed June 8, 1944
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Aug. 13, 1946.
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2,405,690
GAME REGISTER
Filed June 8, .1944
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INVENTOR
Patented Aug. 13, l194.6
2,405,690
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,405,690
GAME REGISTER
Arthur W. Dew, Jackson, Mich.
Application June 8, 1944, Serial No. 539,266
19 claims.
(Cl. 23S-114)
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This invention relates to a registering device
and more particularly to an instrument for reg
istering the number of games won by the respec
tive sides during a tennis competition as Well as
dials removed, a part of the upper bearing plate
being broken away;
Fig. 5 is a side view of the mechanism for oper
ating one of the score dials;
Fig. 6 is a view taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5;
Fig. '7 is a detail of the plate separating lug;
Fig. 8 is a plan view of the inner surface of the
the score of the particular game being played at
any time.
The most important object is to provide a de
lower bearing plate;
vice which may simulate an ordinary Watch
either to be worn upon the wrist or carried in the
Figs. 9 and 10 are detail views which will be
later explained;
pocket and which will permit the progress of a
game to be quickly and accurately registered
Fig. 11 is a plan of the more important parts,
disassembled, of one of the score-dial actuating
either by a player, a referee, or a spectator.
Another object is to construct an instrument
units;
is for the purpose of registering the score of the
respective sides during a game while the other
Referring now in detail to the drawings 1n
which like numerals refer to corresponding parts
Fig. 12 shows the preferred manner of securing
of the nature outlined which will be rugged in
its operating parts, as simple as the nature of the 15 each dial to its shaft;
Fig. 13 shows in detail the spring-actuating
purpose to be attained will permit and, withal,
fork later to be described;
which may be easily and cheaply manufactured.
Fig. 14 is a section on the line Ill-I4 of Fig. 2;
Briefly described, my device which is the sub
and Figs. 15 and 16 are details of the more im
ject of this application consists of two pairs of
rotatable dials. These dials are adapted to be 20 portant elements of the game-registering mech
anism.
actuated from a common stem. One pair of dials
pair may be adapted for the purpose of registering
the number of games won by the opposing sides
respectively. When the stem is in normal posi
tion rotation thereof in one direction will op
erate one of the first-named pairs of dials, while
its rotation in the other direction will result in
the turning of the other dial of the first-named
pair. On the other hand, when the stem is dis
placed from normal position its operation in one
direction will actuate one of the second-named
pair of dials and, of course, rotation of the stem
in the opposite direction will actuate the other
of the last-named pair. At the same time that
the stem is displayed for rotating the proper
game-registering dial, the score dials are each
automatically reset to zero position, all as will
later appear. In addition to the stem means for
turning the score-registering dials, it is proposed
in all figures, numeral l indicates a case which
25 may be of any shape or size and which is shown,
for illustrative purposes only, as simulating a
wrist watch. This casing may have the usual
crystal and bezel ring, the later snapping over
bezel |06, Fig. 3. To the casing l are secured
30
the parts of the strap 2 and 2'.
Extending diametrically of the casing is a
shaft 3 which has bearing at opposite portions
of the periphery of the case and which projects
at the top of the case to carry a stem-piece 4.
35 The lower bearing of the shaft 3 is provided by
a hole 6, Fig. 4, drilled into the periphery of the
case and an alined hole in a piece 5 which piece
is secured to the inner wall of the case by screws
or other suitable fastening means (not shown).
40
To the lower end of the shaft 3 there is se»
cured a' bevel gear 1 of substantially the shape
shown. This gear is rigidly attached to the
in the preferred form of my invention, to provide
shaft as by means of a set screw 'l'. To the up
individual means for resetting the score dials
per end of the shaft is rigidly secured as by means
under the conditions of play which will be later 45 of a set screw, a second bevel gear member 8. As
explained.
shown in Fig. 3, this gear member consists of
In the drawings wherein is shown a preferred
a cylindrical piece having tWo spaced peripheral
embodiment of my invention
grooves 9 and l0 provided for the purpose of
Fig. 1 shows the tennis indicating instrument in
cooperating with a spring l l, Fig. 2, to locate and
perspective in a form adapted to be worn upon 50 releasably retain the shaft 3 in its two positions of
longitudinal adjustment, that is, first, in posi
the wrist;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged view -with the crystal and
tion such that gear 22 and 8 are in engagement,
second, in position such that gears 23 and 21 are
the cover for the dials removed;
meshed. The spring Il may be secured to the
Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but with the 55 case l by means of screws, as shown; or it may
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be secured to either the upper or lower frame
Said shaft has a lower pivot bearing 46 in plate
bearing plates subsequently to be described.
The principal operating parts of my invention
per frame plate I2, Fig. 3, and a lower frame
plate I3. rThese plates are held in spaced rela
tion by a lug I 4, Figs. 3 and "I, having threaded
apertures I5. Screws I5 pass thru the respec
I3 and at its other end has a reduced rounded
part 41. This end of shaft 45 is screw threaded
longitudinally as at 48, to receive the screw 49
which holds each dial 50 to its respective shaft.
It will of course be understood that two dial
actuating units as shown in Figs. 5 and 6, are
employed one for each dial.
tive plates and engage in the apertures whereby
the two plates are secured in fixed spaced position
relative to each other. One of the plates, pref
On the squared shaft next to the lower bearing
plate I3 is a dial-positioning element 5I, shown
clearly in Fig. 11. Member 5I has a square hole
are intended preferably to be carried by an up
erably I2, is normally slightly flexed toward the
to fit shaft 45 and is formed on its periphery
other plate. This feature gives a snug seat for
all of the dial shafts and insures even opera
tion and long wear of the parts. A> hole I1’ is
drilled between the screw-threaded apertures at
right angles to holes I5 to provide a central bear
with serrations 52 spaced and corresponding in
ing for shaft 3. Lugs I8, Fig. 4, are formed inte
grally with, or attached to the casing. These
lugs are bored and threaded to receive screws I9.
By this means it is proposed to secure the “Works”
in position within the case although, obviously,
any other suitable manner of accomplishing the
same object may be employed.
Referring now to Fig. 8, it will be seen that
the lower bearing plate is generally rectangular
in outline. Two circular-shaped areas 20 and
2| are struck upwardly from said plate as clearly
shown in Figs. 3, 8, and 9 for the purpose of
forming bearing surfaces for bevel gears 22 and
23, presently to be described.
Idler gears 22 and 23, Figs. 3 and' 4, are sub
stantially identical except for size. Each has a
beveled toothed portion as at 29, Fig. 9, for en
gagement with gears 1 and 5 respectively, and a
peripheral toothed' portion 30 for engagement
with the dual-actuating gears. Said idler gears
are pivotally attached to the lowerv bearing plate
by means of small bolts or pivots 3i and 3I’.
For the purpose of transmitting the motion of
gear 22 in its two directions of rotation by means
of stem 4, to the respective score-indicating dial,
I prefer to provide two idler gears 32 and 33
number to the several individual indications on
dials 5I). Next to member 5I comes dial-actu
ating gear 53 shown in detail in Fig. 11. This
gear or pinion has a round hole 54 therein slight
ly larger than the cross-section of shaft 45. Fit
ting this hole is a bearing element 55 having the
usual square hole therein for fitting shaft 45. By
this construction, it will be noted, pinion 53 is
freely rotatable relative to shaft 45. It should
also be noted that pinion 53 has, at spaced points,
two or more pins 55 fixed thereto.
The next part in order of its arrangement upon
shaft 45, is pawl member 51 shown clearly in
plan in Fig. 1l_ This member has a hole loosely
fitting shaft 45, as well as smaller holes 59 to ñt
over pins 55 on pinion 53. Obviously the pins
30 may be carried by 51 instead of by 53 although
I prefer the arrangement shown. On the tapered
outer portion of member 51 is pivotally attached
by means of a screw 59, the pawl 5I).
A small
leaf spring 5I cooperating with pins 62 and 63
forced into accommodating holes in member 51,
act to resiliently urge pawl 60 in the proper di
rection to engage its ratchet wheel next to be de
scribed.
Following member 51 in order of arrangement
on shaft 45 is the ratchet wheel 54. This wheel
has a square axial hole ñtting shaft 45 and is
engaged and turned by pawl v60 to transmit move
mounted in a manner to be described and each
ment from stem 4 to its related dial 59, as indi
cated in Figs. 5 and 6. Following 64 comes a
meshing with the peripherally toothed portion of
gear 22, and also with its respective score-indi
square hole to fit shaft 45. To the periphery of
cating dial. As seen in Figs. 3 and 8, a hole 34
this washer member is attached one end of a coil
is formed in the top of the lower bearing plate
I 3. In this hole is rotatably secured a pivot pin
35, Figs. 3 and 4. Said pin has a slot or kerf
3S cut therein and in this kerf'is secured by means
of a pin 31, an arcuate-shaped leaf spring 36.
This spring extends in equal amount on opposite
sides of pivot pin 35 and at each end has secured
thereto, Fig, 10, as by means of rivets 39, a
bracket 49 having a headed bearing pin 4I, On
pins 4l are rotatably mounted respectively, idler
gears 32 and 33 and are held thereon by heads
small round washer member 65, Fig, 6, having'a
spring 66, Figs. 5 and 6, while the other end of
said spring is fastened to a pin 61, secured in a
hole 51', Fig. 4, in upper bearing plate I2. The
coil spring of each dial-actuating unit is so dis
posed about shaft 45 as to be wound up as its
corresponding dial is turned farther from its
“love” or normal position and is of sufficient
strength to return its dial, together with shaft
4'5 and other parts carried thereby, to normal
position during the resetting operation.
The washer member S5 occupies the remain
ing squared portion of shaft 45. Bearing holes
42, Fig. 4, on said pins. There is also secured
to each end of spring 33, weaker springs 43. Si) are provided in upper plate I2 for the rounded
upper part 41. Thus the plate fits down over
These springs are preferably secured to 33 by
the part 41 as shown in Fig. 6 and bears against
means of the same pins 39 that are used to fasten
the shoulder of shaft 45 formed between the
bracket 4% thereto. Each spring I43 extends for
squared and rounded portions. It is intended
a suitable distance beyond its end of spring 33
and at its free end is bent as at 44, Fig. 4, to en 65 that plate I2 shall be normally shaped to fiex
slightly downwardly from its center toward either
gage the serrations of spacing wheels later to be
side, that is, flexed about the axis of stem shaft
mentioned. The spring 38 is always flexed so as
3. With this arrangement when screws I6 are
to urge both idlers 32 and 33 downwardly into
turned home the parts of plate I2 engaging the
snug engagement with gear 22 and the respective
dial-actuating gears.
70 shoulder of shaft 45, will gently but firmly press
the members on shaft 45 into compact, smoothly
Attention is now invited to Figs. 5 and 6 where
operating relation. The dials are preferably fas
in is shown as a unit what forms one of the
more important parts of my invention and which
tened to shaft 45 to rotate therewith by means
I shall term a score-dial actuating unit. The
of small keyways, Fig, 12, cut into the rounded
nucleus of this unit is squared shaft 45, Fig. 6. 75 portion 41 and into which, and a corresponding
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notch in dial 50, fits a key 68." Of`course vany
screw-threaded holes 83 and 8l, Fig. 8, in'the
lower bearing plate I3, These thumb-pieces,
other well-known means may be employed in
this respect. The screw 49 is then turned home
which are preferably shaped substantially as
shown in Figs. 2 and 4, project thru accommo
dating slots in the side wall of the casing and,
at their inner ends have sloping faces 82, Fig. 2,
to keep the key and dial snugly in place. These
dials, as shown in Fig. 2, have equally spaced
about their faces the six indications “L,” “15,”
“30,” “40,” “D,” and “A.” These indications as
will be understood by all persons having a knowl
edge of tennis, represent “love,” scores cf 15, 30,
and 40, “deuce,” and “advantage,” respectively.
It is within the purview of my invention to omit,
if desired, either the indication “40” or “dence”
When the parts are in position to actuate dials
50, idlers 32 and 33 are in engagement with gear
22 and with related gears 53, respectively, while
the V bend 44 of each spring 43 is engaged in
a serration of member 5| to thereby hold the
dials with an indication visible thru openings
in the mask or covering plate later to be de
scribed, all as is clearly shown in Fig. 1. It will
be seen that, with the parts in this position, a
turning of stem 4 clockwise as seen looking down
which engage a part of the bearing shaft 4l or.
bearing 43. Each thumb piece carries a lug 83,
Fig. 2, adapted, when the piece is pressed in
wardly, to contact with a properly placed lug
on each dial when the indication “D” is visible
thru the openings inthe mask 84. By this ar
rangement, as one or the other of the project
ing parts of thumb pieces 16 and 11 are pressed
inwardly, the part of the mounting of the cor
responding gear 32 or 33 contacting with surface
82 or 83, will ride up said surface, whereby the
corresponding idler 32 or 33 will be disengaged
from its related dial-actuating gear. At the same
20 time spring 43 will be separated from its spacing
member 5l and the lug on member 16 or 11 as
the case may be, will be rotated into the path
of the cooperating lug on the dial. The dial will
thus be rendered free to rotate in reverse direc
other dial-actuating gear, due to its ratchet con
nection to shaft 45, will simply turn on the shaft 25 tion until indication “D” is visible thru the open
ing.
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without actuating it; and, of course, a counter
- The mechanism above described is complete in
clockwise movement of the stem will rotate the
itself and may be used alone. Such a device is
right-hand dial leaving the opposite dial motion
within the purview of my invention. However,
less and in its previously adjusted position. As
the dials are rotated from one indication to the 30 in order to present an instrument which will be
complete, attractive, and highly satisfying to ten
next as the game progresses, coil springs 3G will
nisplayers in particular, it is deemed best to pro
be placed under tension.
vide »game-indicating mechanism now to be ex
Secured to stem 3 by means of a set screw, is
plained.
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a collar 69, Figs. 2 and 3, and loosely fitting said
Pinion 1, securely fastened to the lower end of
stem, between the collar E3 and member 8, is a
shaft 3 has already been mentioned as has its
fork 10. |`Said fork is shaped as shown in Fig. 13
related gear 23 and mounting means 3|’. These
and has a hole 1l for the accommodation of shaft
two gears are normally separated and are brought
3. The ends of the fork are turned at right an~
in Fig. 2, will actuate the left dial, while the
into engagement only when stem shaft 3 is drawn
gles to the plane of the main portion as at 12,
Fig. 13, and are provided with slots 13 which 40 out for a resetting operation, as is clearly shown
in Fig. 3. Pivoted between the upper and lower
loosely fit over the spring 38. By this construc
tion, as soon as a game is completed, stempiece
4 is drawn out after the manner in which a watch
is set. This movement raises fork 10 and, with
it the ends of spring 38. Gears 32 and 33 are
thus disengaged from their dial-actuating pinions
53 and, at the same time, springs 43 are disen
gaged from their respective dial-spacing mem
bers 5I. Each dial-actuating unit is thus ren
dered free and, under the urge of coil springs 66,
the dials are returned to normal or “zero” posi
tion. A suitable lug (not shown) on the under
surface of each dial is placed to engage with a
pin or lug on the upper surface of the upper
bearing plate when the dials are turned back
Wardly Iby coil springs 66, whereby to locate the
dials in exact “zero” position, that is, in position
such that “L” is visible thru the openings 14 and
bearing plates on either side of gear 23 are
squared shafts 88 and 83, Figs. 4 and 14. Each
shaft carries a pinion 33 meshing with gear 23.
Each pinion is mounted for free rotation on its
shaft by means of a, lbearing element 9| similar
to element 55 of Fig. 11. Rigidly secured to each
pinion is a ratchet carrier 32, Figs. 14 and l5,
bearing a spring-controlled ratchet 33. Ratchet
93 is yieldingly urged by a spring 94 into engage
ment with ratchet wheel 35, Fig. 15, the latter
having the usual square hole fitting shaft 88. Be
tween the wheel 95 and the upper bearing plate
I2 comes the spacing element 33. This element
has twelve notches equi-distantly spaced about
its periphery and adapted to :be engaged by the
ends of a spring 91, Figs. 3 and 16. This spring
is fastened at its central part to spacer I4, as
shown in Fig. 3. By this arrangement, when the
At the same time that stem 4 is drawn out, 60 stem is withdrawn, pinion 1 and gear 23 are in
termeshed and the stem-piece 4 may then be
the game indicating mechanism is connected to
turned in the proper direction to register the
said stem, as will be presently described.
game to the credit of the winner on the proper
As is well known, in the game of tennis, when
dial as seen thru holes 9B and 99, Fig. 1. If the
the score goes to 40--40, each player having won
three strokes, it is then called “deuce” and the à stem-piece is turned clockwise as seen looking
down in Fig. 1, dial 8B will be actuated, dial 81
player winning the next stroke is said to have the
being held in place by its spacer 95 and spring
“advantage” If he Wins the next stroke also,
91 while its ratchet 93 rides around the serra
he wins the game, but if his opponent wins the
tions of element 95. While, of course, when the
next stroke, the score returns to “deuce” As a
result of this method of scoring a game of tennis 70 stem-piece is turned in a counterclockwise direc
tion as seen looking downwardly, Fig. 1, the right
it may be necessary to provide mechanism where
hand dial 81 will be turned and dial 3S will re
by the dials may be reset from “A” to “D.”
main motionless. At the end of a set, each dial
For such resetting, thumb-pieces 16 and 11,
is turned around to a position where “L” is again
Figs. 2 and 4, are pivotally mounted, as by means
15, Fig. 1.
of screws 18 and 19 engaging corresponding 15
visible.
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' The mask 84 may be marked in a manner
shown in Fig. 1. A double-headed arrow at the
top indicates which way the stem-piece is to be
turned to actuate the proper dials. The words
“Score” and “Games” are self-explanatory while
letters such as “S” and “R” standing for “server”
and “returner” may be used to identify the re
spective opponents. Of course any other nota
tion may be used for this purpose.
In use it is assumed that the letter “L” is
visible thru all of the mask openings and that
Having thus described my invention, what I
desire to claim is:
1. In a game register, a frame, indicator
means movably mounted in said frame and ad
vanceable from an initial position to bring, in
termediate and ñnal indicia thereon, succes
sively into registering position in the order men
tioned, a disconnectable drive connected to so
advance and maintain said movable indicator
means selectively in said intermediate or final
The person
position, means urging said indicator means to
said initial indicating position, and a single
means operable when said indicator means isA in
using the device will then turn the stem in the
direction of the “S” indication. Pinion 8 will
iinal indicating position to release said discon
nectable drive and positively stop said indicator
transmit its motion to gear 22 and thence to 32
and 33. But while, due to the ratchet arrange
ment, the right dial 5i] will remain motionless,
being held thus by its spring 43 and spacer 5l,
means in said intermediate position.
2. A register comprising a frame, a ñrst shaft
pinion 8 and gear 22 are in mesh. Supposing that
the server wins the first stroke.
rotatably mounted in said frame, registering
means connected to be advanced by shaid shaft
-from an initial position, a second axially shift
the left or “S” dial will be turned. The V end
of spring 43 riding up out of one notch and drop
able shaft mounted for rotation in said frame,
ping into the next to definitely position the dial
an idler, rotatable means carried by said ñrst
shaft and engaging said idler for rotation there
with “15” centered under the opening. If the
by, means fixed to said second shaft and con
returner or “striker-out” wins the next stroke,
stem-piece 4 will be turned in the opposite di
nected to rotate said idler on turning of said sec
ond shaft, means mounting said idler for shifting
rection from that previously turned, to bring
away from said first shaft, means operated by
the indication “15” under the right hand open
axial shift of said second shaft for shifting said
ing T5. Suppose now, that the server wins the
idler out of engagement with said rotatable
next two strokes. 'I‘he left or “S” dial will be
turned to successively register “30” and “40.” 30 means, whereby the drive between said shafts
is disconnected and means urging said register
Now if the returner wins the following two
ing means into said initial position when said
strokes the game stands at Llil-_40 or “deuce”
shafts are disconnected.
Upon this occurrence, both dials are actuated
one-sixth revolution to render “D” visible thru
3. In a game register, a shaft, a dial, discon
nectable means coupling said shaft and dial so
both openings. Server winning the next stroke,
the stem-piece is turned to bring “A” standing
that rotation of said shaft advances said dial
for “advantage” under the “S” opening.
from an initial position in one direction of turn
Suppose now that the returner wins the next
stroke. The game now returns to “deuce” and
ing of said shaft only, a: ñxed abutment, resilient
means connected between said dial and said
the score, instead of actuating the stem-piece, 40 abutment and urging retrograde rotation of said
presses on thumb-piece "it, This movement of
dial, and means controlled by axial movement of
the thumb-piece raises idler 32 out of engage
said shaft disconnecting said Coupling means
and permitting said resilient means to positively
ment with gear 53 and moves spring 43 from con
return said dial to initial position.
tact with spacer 5l. At the same time lug 83
4. A register comprising a pair of dial, pinions
on thumb-piece 16 is moved into the path of its
cooperating lug on the dial. The dial is now
afiixed to respective dials to rotate the same,
means urging each dial to its initial or starting
free to rotate and, under the urge of its coil
position, a single operating gear, two idler gears
spring 66, will be turned until stopped by lug
each meshing with said operating gear and a
83, with “D” once more visible whereupon the
respective one of said pinions, a single spring
thumb-piece is released. This resetting _oper
means mounting said idler gears and urging
then into pinion-engaging positions, a rotatable
cured “advantage” thus winning the game.
stern axially shiftable into two positions, means
on said stem for engaging and turning said op
As soon as the game is Won by one player or
side, stem-piece 4 is drawn out. This move 55 erating gear in one axial position thereof, and
means operated by axial movement of said stem
ment of shaft 3, (l) separates pinion 8 from
into its second position to disengage both idler
gear 22; (2) raises fork lí) to separate idlers 32
gears from their pinions to simultaneously free
and 33 each from its respective gear 53 and to
said dials for retrograde rotation.
free spacers 5| from theA contacting ends of
5. In a game register, a support, a iirst shaft
springs 43; <3) engages pinion ‘I and gear 23. 60
pivote‘d in said support, a registering dial on said
Dials 50 being thus freed, are returned to initial
shaft, resilient means connected to said shaft
or “love” position by coil springs 65. Stem
and support urging said dial into an initial po
piece 4 is then rotated in the proper direction
sition with respect to said support, a dial posi
to credit the game to the winner whereupon it
tioning element fixed to said shaft, releasable
is pressed in to return the pinion 8 and gear 22‘ 65 spring means on said support engaging said ele
to mesh. The device is thus ready for the next
ment to releasably hold said dial in any one of a
ation is continued on both sides as necessary
until one player wins a stroke after having se
game.
plurality of registering positions, a ratchet wheel
In accordance with the patent statutes I have
fixed to said shaft, a pawl rotatably mounted on
fully described and shown what I now consider 70 said shaft and engaging said wheel, a' second
the preferred form of my invention. But I de
shaft rotatably mounted in said frame and ax
sire to have it understood that the disclosure is
ially shiftable into two positions, disconnectable
illustrative only and is not to be taken in a lim
means normally connecting said ñrst shaft and
iting sense. The invention is circumscribed
pawl whereby to rotate said dial in one direction
only by the scope of the subjoined claims.
75 of rotation only of said shaft, and means oper
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ated by axial shift of said second shaft to its sec
ond position, to release said spring means,
whereby said resilient means rotates said dial to
cluding'an` idler, aleaf spring having said idler
vspring secured te said end of said first spring,
its initial position.
said second spring having its free end positioned
pivoted on one end thereof, and a second leaf
to successively engage in said notches and re
-tain said dial in any advanced position.
ably mounted in said frame, an indicating dial
12. In a register, a casing, two pairs of dials
secured to said shaft, spring means urging said
pivotally mounted in said casing on spaced axes,
dial to an initial indicating position, a ratchet
an operating means in said casing and shiftable
Wheel fixed to said shaft, a gear freely mounted
on said shaft, a pawl attached to said gear and 10 between two positions, disconnectable one-way
drives between said operating means and respec
engaging said wheel, cam means fixed to said
shaft and having peripherally-spaced notches
tive dials of a first pair, whereby actuation of
6. In a register, a frame, a first shaft rotat
corresponding to the respective indicating posi
said means in one direction advances one dial of
tions of said dial, and retaining means carried
said pair from a predetermined initial position,
by said frame and resiliently engaging the
while actuation of said means in the other di.
rection advances the other dial of said one pair
from initial position, means urging each dial of
said first pair to initial position, means releas
turned by actuation of said gear and paWl.
ably retaining each dial of said first pair in ad
7. In a register according to claim- 6, a second
shaft axially shiftable in said frame, a discon 20 vanced position, a `connectable one-way drive
`between said operating means and the second
nectable drive from said second shaft to said
gear, and means operated by axial shift of said
pair vof dials, and means actuated by shift of
said operating means to second position to dis
second shaft to separate said retaining means
from said cam whereby said spring means may
connect said disconnectable drives and simulta
return said dial to initial position.
P3 in neously to Vconnect, said connectable drives
whereby said second pair of dials may be actu
8. In a register according to claim 6, a second
notches of said cam means to retain said shaft
and dial in the positions to which they are
axially shiftable shaft, a gear on said shaft, a.
ated and said urging means moves each of the
leaf spring having one portion fixed to said
first pair of dials to initial position.
thereon spaced indicia, means connected to ad
vance said indicator from a predetermined ini
first direction to advance said ñrst indicating
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13. A register according to claim l2 wherein
frame, an idler gear rotatably mounted on an
other portion of said leaf spring, a disconnect 30 actuation of said operating means to second po
sition also releases said retaining means.
able gear drive between said first and second
14. In a register, first and second indicating
shafts including said idler, and a fork on said
means individually movable from an initial po
second shaft operated by axial shift thereof to
sition into a plurality of advanced positions, a
engage said spring and move said idler gear to
single operating means, first drive means actu
disconnect the drive.
ated by movement of said operating means in a
9. In a game register, an indicator having
means, second drive means actuated by move
ment of said operating means in a second direc
tial position to bring any selected indicium into
indicating position, said means including a dis 40 tion to advance said second indicating means, y
each said drive means including disconnectable
connectable drive, a first stop on said indicato-r,
driving elements, means urging each said indi
means connected to urge said indicator for retro
grade movement into said initial position, a sec
eating means toward said initial position, means
ond stop movably mounted adjacent said first
releasably holding said first and second indicat
stop, and a single means operable to disconnect 45 ing means in their respective advanced positions,
and means operated by movement of said operat
said drive and simultaneously move said second
ing means in a third direction to disconnect both
stop into the path of said first stop to arrest
said driving elements and release said holding
retrograde movement of said indicator at a D0
means, whereby said urging means may return
sition advanced from said initial position.
l0. In a register, a frame, a pair of spaced 50 each indicating means to initial position.
l5. In a register, indicating means movable
parallel shafts rotatably mounted in said frame,
from an initial position into a plurality of ad
a pair of dials each secured to a, respective shaft,
vanced positions, manually actuated operating
a third shaft normal to said pair of shafts, ro
means, drive means actuated by movement of
tatably mounted and axially shiftable in said
frame between a first and a second position, 55 said operating means in one direction to ad
vance said indicating means, said drive means
means urging one of said dials to an initial pre
determined indicating position, disconnectable
including
drives between said pair of shafts and said third
means urging said indicating means into move
disconnectable
driving
elements,
ment toward said initial position, means releas
rotate one of said dials when in its first position, 60 ably holding said indicating means in advanced
position, and other means operated by movement
and means operated by axial shift of said third
of said operating means in a second direction to
shaft to second position to disconnect said first
disconnect said driving elements and release said
drive and permit said one dial to return to ini
holding means, whereby said urging means may
tial position, and simultaneously to drivingly
connect said third shaft to the other one of said 65 return said indicating means to said initial po
pair of shafts whereby turning of said third
sition,
16. In a register, indicating means movable in
shaft may rotate said other one of said pair of
shafts.
an advance direction into a plurality of indi
cating positions and in a retrograde direction to
11. A registering mechanism comprising a dial
bearing indicia, a shaft mounting said dial for 70 an initial position, means urging said indicating
means continuously toward said initial position,
pivotal movement, means resiliently urging said
advancing means comprising relatively discon
dial to an initial position, a cam fixed to said
shaft, whereby turning of said third shaft may
nectable driving parts and normally operative
shaft and having notches corresponding to the
only to advance said indicating means succes
registering positions of said indicia, means for
advancing said shaft and dial, said means in 7,5 sívely into said indicating positions against the
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able disconnectable driving means normally
action of said urging means, means including a
connected selectively to advance said indicating
cam permanently connected to said indicating
means from an initial position -to bring an;7 one
means to move therewith and normally operable
of said indicia into registering position, means
to hold said indicating means in the position to
urging said indicating means into said initial po
which it has been advanced by said advancing
sition, and a single manually-actuated means
means, and a single means operable. to discon
operable to disconnect said driving means and
nect said parts and to render said holding means
arrest retrograde movement of said indicating
ineffective, whereby said urging means may op
means, under the action of said urging means, at
erate to effect retrograde movement of said in
10 a predetermined point in advance of said initial
dicating means into said initial position.
position.
17. In a register, first and second indicators
19. In a register, an indicator movable in a
comprising a first pair, ñrst and second indica
path from an initial position, to successively ad
tors comprising a second pair, each of said in
vance spaced indicia thereon into indicating po
dicators being movable from an initial position
into a plurality of advanced positions, a rotat 15 sition, a ñrst stop connected for movement with
said indicator, means continuously urging said
able shaft axially movable between ñrst and sec
indicator into retrograde movement, restraining
ond positions, means operable by respective op
means acting on said indicator to retain the
posite directions of rotation of. said shaft when
same in advanced position, a manually operable
in said ñrst position to advance said first pair
of indicators only, means operable by respective 20 means connected to advance said indicating
means and including a disconnectable drive, a
opposite directions of rotation of said shaft when
second stop, and a single part operable to simul
in said second position to advance said second
taneously disconnect said drive, release said re
pair of indicators only, and means responsive to
straining means, and move said second stop into
movement of said shaft from ñrst to second po
sition to eiiect retrograde movement of said first 25 the path of said iirst stop, to thereby arrest ret
rograde movement of said indicating means in
pair of indicators to initial positions.
advance of said initial position.
18. In a register, indicating means having a
ARTHUR W. DEW.
series of spaced indicia thereon, manually oper
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