This is generic class for apparatus and corresponding processes for:
A. Making a record of the movements of machines or instruments whose movements are desired to be recorded and at least temporarily preserved.
B. Making a record of any phenomenon capable of being detected either quantitatively or qualitatively and recorded for at least temporary preservation:
The preceding in general require (a) the means to make the record, (b) the means to detect qualitatively or quantitatively the movement or other phenomenon, and (c) the means actuated in accordance with the movement or other phenomenon to cause the record making means to function.
C. The record making means and its immediate actuating means as a subcombination of (A) and (B).
D. Watchmen"s and workmen"s time-recorders and time stamps.
This class also includes compartmented boxes adapted to receiving checks, means being provided either for manual operation or for clock work to shift a part so that a check will be received in a selected compartment. See Subclass References to the Current Class, below, identified as other classes for record-making.
(1) Note. Organized apparatus significantly claimed combined with a recording means which records some quality or quantity related to such apparatus or its function, are for the most part classified in the class appropriate to the type of organized apparatus (see References to Other Classes, below.)