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Aug- 27, 1%5-
. I I J. 5. HADE'SBECK'
2,406,603
PUNCH BOARD REGISTERING DEVICE
Filed March 13. 1945
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JOHN s. HADESBECK
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2,406,603
Patented Aug. 27, 1946
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
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PUNCHBOARD REGISTERING DEVICE
John S. H'adesbeck, Portland, Greg.
Application March 13, 1945, Serial No. 582,544
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3 Claims.
1.
This invention relates to a device for encasing
a punch board, and the: primary object of the
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ina holder l6 within the case I, provides electric
energy for operating the recording device.- “ ,
A registering meter I‘! is provided for indicat
ing the numberof punches being made on the
board. This meter may be of any well known
many times the board is punched in any single
construction and preferably should be of a type
playing operation.
indicating the total punches made over a period
In the operation of punch boards at the pres
of time and also indicate the number of punches
ent time it is possible for the player to punch
made during one play, after which these indi
out several punches then dispose of the numbers
cations can be returned to a starting point, simi
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having no value unless the attendant of the
lar to the trip mileages on speedometers, al
punch board is continually watching him. With
though I do not wish to be limited to any par
my‘ new and improved punch recording device
ticular form of meter.
the attendant can read the number of punches
An operating coil [8, having a core l9 and con
having been played previous and after the player
necting rod 20 operates the meter H. A spring
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has completed his punching of the board the
Zl'returns the coil I9 to the position shown in
attendant can calculate the number of punches
Figure 2 after the coil has operated the meter,
he had made.
which I will describe later.
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These and other incidental objects will be ap
The punch 30 is inserted into one of the holes
parent in the drawing, speci?cation, and claims.
20 [2, the point of the punch l3 breaking the me
Referring to the drawing:
tallic sheet at 3!, forcing it down through the
Figure 1 is a plan view of my new and improved
hole 32 of the insulating plate l3 and contacting
punch board recording device, having a punch
the same against the metallic plate H at 33,
board encased therein.
completing the electric circuit, as above de
Figure 2 is a sectional inverted plan view of
25 scribed, operating the connecting rod 20 of the
invention is to indicate how many times the
board has been punched as a total and also how
Figure 1.
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core I!) or the coil E8, which in turn operates
the meter l1. As the punch 30 is forced further
down it will cut the portions 34 completely away
indicated.
from the metallic plates, breaking the circuit as
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken
30 the punch is forced downward removing the usual
on line 4-—4 of Figure 1, partially broken away
prize number 35.
for convenience of illustration.
In order to change the punch boards contained
In the drawing:
within the casing I the side closure 2 is opened
My new and improved punch board recording
by removing the lock and latch 4 from the staple
device for punch boards consists of a case !,
5 and hinging the side about its pivot point 3.
having a hingedly mounted side 2 which is'piv
This will remove the contact bars away from in
otally connected to the case at 3 and has a suit
line with the batteries and the punch board,
able hasp 4 engaging the staple 5, which in turn
allowing the punch board to be removed or re
can be locked by any suitable look, as indicated
placed through the side of the casing, also giv
at 6. The punch board is indicated at ‘l and ap
ing access to the batteries l5.
pears through opening 3 of the case I. The back 40
From the above description it will be noted
of the board also has an opening 9 so that the
that as the punch starts down through the holes
numbers can be punched through the board ‘I.
it brings a portion of the metallic plate within
Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken
on line 3—3 of Figure 1 looking in the direction
My invention consists of placing metallic sheets
[0 and H across the face of the punch board and
over the holes l2. These metallic sheets read
ily conduct electric energy and are insulated
the holes into contact with one another com—
' pleting an electric circuit, operating a meter.
It is my intention that when the player takes
up the board to play the attendant can set the
meter by a key passing into the keyhole 36, re
apart by the insulating sheet l3 placed between
setting the dials 3'! to zero, then when the player
them, best illustrated in Figures 3 and 4.
A suitable covering sheet M covers the top of 50 has ?nished punching the board it is easy to de
termine the number of plays by reading the dial
the board and the sheets I0 and Il, protecting
31. The total number of plays on the board can
and holding them in place. The sheets IE! and l l
be read from the dial 38.
are completely insulated away from the board
I do not wish to be limited, as stated before,
and the casing of the recording device. .A source
to
any particular type of meter, as my invention
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of electric energy, as batteries [5, contained with
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2,406,603
consists of providing a means, such as a meter,
for determining the number of plays or punches
made on a punch board.
While I have illustrated a casing for holding
the punch board, I do not wish to be limited to
this method, as the meter and contact plates
may' all be contained within the punch board
itself at the source of manufacture, but due to the
cost of production I believe that the meter, in
cluding its magnetic operating device should be
contained Within a separate frame, as I have
illustrated in the drawing.
I do not Wish to be limited to the exact me
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erating the register, a circuit including a source
of energy for energizing the coil, spaced super
imposed metallic plates overlying the holes in
the punch board, said circuit being normally open
due to the spacing of said plates and a punch for
punching the holes in the punch board and tarminally formed withan end to break the upper
plate in line with the hole being punched and to
move said broken part into contact with the lower
plate to complete the circuit and operate the
register.
2. A construction as described in claim 1
wherein the divided parts of the plates are car
chanical construction as illustrated in my draw
ried through the punch board in the punching
ing, as other forms of mechanical equivalents 15 operation to break the circuit following each
may be substituted still coming within the scope
punching operation.
of my claims.
I claim:
3. A construction as
de?ned in
claim
1
wherein the plates are in electrical contact with
1. A punch board holding and registering ap
contact strips secured in the casing and included
paratus including a casing‘ to receive the punch 20 in the operating circuit.
board, a register in the casing for registering
the individual punching operation, a coil for op- ‘
JOHN S. HADESBECK.
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