Patent Model - Improvement in Fare-Boxes

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Henry Gillingham (b.1837, d.1905), Patentee
James Hagerty, Assignee
Production date
Jul 14 1874
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5 x 12 x 5" (12.7 x 30.5 x 12.7cm)
Gillingham's patent "relates to boxes which are carried by conductors with them through horse-cars, while collecting the fares from passengers, and consists in certain means whereby each fare will be separately dropped into the box, and a registry thereof made for the inspection of the railroad superintendent, while at the same time a gong is sounded to notify and acknowledge the receipt of fare to each passenger." (Patent Number 153,066)
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