Fare Registers

© Brooke Clarke 2020




Background
Description
    Ohmer TAXI fare meter
Patents
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Background

"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
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 -



Description


Ohmer TAXI fare meter

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.


Patents

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, -

567441 missing

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.

597561 Fare Register, J.F. Ohmer & H. Tyler,1898-01-18, 235/44 - Street car
RE11681 Fare Register, J.F. Ohmer & H. Tyler, 1898-07-19, 235/44 - Street car

758488 Fare-register, Hiram Tyler, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1904-04-26, 235/29R; 235/47; 346/15; 235/24; 235/48; 346/96 -

766649 Ticket printing and registering machine, Wilfred I Ohmer, Joseph Leitschuh, Joseph N Kelly, Recording and Computing Machines Co, 1904-08-02, 101/66; 101/272; 101/420 -

769710 Ticket printing, checking, and recording machine, Wilfred I Ohmer, Joseph N Kelly, Joseph Leitschuh, Recording and Computing Machines Co,1904-09-13, 101/66 -

773519 Operating device for fare-registers, John F Ohmer, Elmer H Bridenbaugh, 1904-10-25, -

781224 Bracket for operating-rods of fare-registers, John F Ohmer, Ohmer Fare Register Co,1905-01-31, 248/70; 248/291.1 -

833040 Fare-register, Charles E Gierding, Sterling Meaker, 1906-10-09, 235/37; 235/44 - alrge round trolley car

885280 Actuating mechanism for fare-registers, John F Ohmer, Ohmer Fare Register Co,1908-04-21, 235/45 - Trolley or street car.

890171 Fare-register, John F Ohmer, Edward Seebers, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1908-06-09, 235/33; 235/29R; 235/44 -

896315 Setting and operating device for fare-registers, John F Ohmer, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1908-08-18, 235/29R; 235/44 -

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 -

914361 Fare-register, John F Ohmer, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1909-03-02, 346/16 -

937220 Fare-register, John F Ohmer, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1909-10-19, 346/16 -

973315 Recording Fare-register, Arthur E. Stone, Francis L. O'Bryan, 1910-10-18, -

1099198 Fare-box, Wilfred I Ohmer, Joseph Leo Kist, Recording and Computing Machines Co,

1223723 Fare-box, Wilfred I Ohmer, Recording and Computing Machines Co, 1917-04-24, 235/44; 232/57; 235/32 -

1139556 Seal, Philip J Mitten, Recording and Computing Machines Co,1915-05-18, 292/307R -

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 -

1615399 Adjustable figure wheel, William G Orth, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1927-01-25, 235/1R; 235/113; 235/117R; 235/128; 235/132R -

1711245 Ink roll, John F Ohmer, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1929-04-30, 101/367 -


1744307
                      Taximeter construction, Gluck Julius, Ohmer Fare
                      Register Co, 1930-01-21
1744307 Taximeter construction, Gluck Julius, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1930-01-21, 235/23; 235/30R -

1762862 Taximeter, Gluck Julius, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1930-06-10, 235/33; 235/30R; 235/144SS - 3 digits on Dollar drums, 2 digits on the Extras register.

1794808 Taximeter, Bruce H Tingley, Ohmer Fare Register Co, 1931-03-03, 235/30R -

2428080 Cab meter, Horn Thurman, Cabometer Inc, 1947-09-30, 235/30R -

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