"Fare" refers to paying for public transportation (Wiki). "Registers" refers to counters. For example Registering (counter) Padlocks have a Veeder Root type counter that keeps track of openings. These devices have the look and feel of the Abbott Calculagraph billard/phone call timer, Mills Vest Pocket Slot Machine, Johnson Coin Changer,
Pretty much as long as there have been forms of transportation there have been people who made a business of hiring it out. An early example is the Hansom Cab (Wiki). His patent was destroyed in the 1836 pattent office fire (Wiki). So the earliest patents are by Lawrence. But how the fare was determined I have yet to learn. Let me know.
611385 Hansom Cab, J. L. Lawrence, C. Thomas & Co, 1898-09-27, 49/111; 49/357 - driver operated gates/doors
618039 Hansom Cab, J. L. Lawrence, Thomas & Co, 1899-01-17, 296/146.4 - driver operated gates/doors (a) and window (b).
RE11734 Hansom Cab, J. L. Lawrence, Thomas & Co,1899-04-18, 296/146.4 -
This may have been built using patent 1744307 from 1930. Ohmer Fare Resister (Wiki). Both John F. Ohmer who founded the Ohmer Fare Register Company in 1898 and his brother Wilfred I. Ohmer associated with the Recording and Computing Machines Company.
The early patents were for use on trolley cars or light rail systems.
332866 Fare Registering Machine, J.B. Benton, 1885-12-22, 235/41; 235/47; 235/128; 235/131M; 235/24; 235/48; 235/131JA; 235/135; 235/144B -
479388 Fare Register, F.C. Boyd, R. Martin, 1892-07-19, 235/37; 40/495; 235/47; 235/135; 235/44; 235/128 -
506618 Detective Device for Cash Registering Machines, F.L. Bailey, Boston Cash Register Co, 1893-10-10, 235/28; 235/116; 292/DIG.19-
560529 Fare Register, J.F. Ohmer, 1896-05-19, 235/29R; 235/42; 235/128 -
567315 Recording fare-register, W.H. Honiss, 1896-09-08, 346/16; 235/33; 235/42; 235/47; 235/128; 235/132R; 346/61; 346/145; 235/44; 235/48; 235/130R; 235/135; 346/136 - eBay brass unit.
567374 Transfer-ticket for street-railways, 1896-09-08, -
584216 Register for Car Steps, T.H. French, 1897-06-08, 235/99R; 235/117R - as people board a train car one of the steps has a counter tally the number of people coming or going.
908028 Fare register and recorder, John F Ohmer, Elmer H Bridenbaugh, Harry Nelson, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1908-12-29, 346/16; 235/33; 235/47 -
908029 Fare register and recorder, John F Ohmer, Harry Nelson, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1908-12-29, 346/94 -
908030 Setting and operating mechanism for fare-registers, John F Ohmer, Walter S Heaton, Ohmer Fare Register Co,, 1908-12-29, 235/44 -
18400 Implement for sealing eailroad-cars, F.W.A. Krause, 1857-10-13, - improvement over using a hammer and dies.
35868 Seal Lock, J.R. Bowbilla, 1862-07-15, - brass device locks cord (sort of like a zip-tie) used on mail bags.
240882 Lead-seal press, J.W. Calef, 1881-05-03, 140/152; 30/185; 140/153 -
4950007 Ball seal, Allan W. Swift, EJ Brooks Co, 1990-08-21, 292/324; 292/320 - sheetmetal ball locks sheetmetal strap.
Now (2020) there are a plethora of plastic security seals that are variations of the cable tie (Wiki).
1565754 Winding key, William G Orth, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1925-12-15, 464/39; 292/347; 81/7.5; 292/358; 70/422 -
1592568 Figure wheel, William G Orth, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1926-07-13, 235/1R; 235/30R; 235/63DE; 235/144PN; 235/1C -
1744307 Taximeter construction, Gluck Julius, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1930-01-21, 235/23; 235/30R -
PRC68, Alphanumeric Index of Web pages, Contact, Products for Sale
Page Created 2020 Aug 29