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DEVICE FOR HANDLING CURRENCY OR THE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED 00125, 1012.
1 981 "766 Patented Dec. 16, 1913.
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DEVICE FOR HANDLING CURRENCY OR THE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED OUT. 25, 1912.
Patented D60. 16, 1913.
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WILLIAM MOORE, OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.
DEVICE FOR HANDLING CURRENCY OR THE LIKE.
1 b all whom it may concern Be it known that I, \VILLIAM Moonn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Handling Currency or the like, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to devices for handling currency or the like, and my object is to produce a manually-operable machine for effecting the successive display of a stack or bunch of checks, bills, notes, or other thin flat objects.
It is also an object to provide a device whereby the stacking of currency or the like in superposed relation between a series of separating cards is facilitated.
WVith these general objects in View and others as hereinafter appear, the invention consists in certain novel and peculiar features of construction and organization as hereinafter described and claimed; and in order that it may be fully understood referonce is to be had to the accompanying d -awings, in which- Figure 1, is a front view of a machine embodyingmy invention. Fig. 2, is a top plan view of the machine. Fig. 3, is a side view of the machine. Fig. 4, is an enlarged vertical section of an extensible rocker bar forming a part of the machine.
In the said drawings, where like reference characters identify corresponding parts, 1 is a suitable base which for the greater part of its area embodies a downwardly and forwardly inclined portion 2, and said base is preferably mounted upon rubber feet 3, to avoid marring the table or desk upon which it is adapted to rest, and at the front end of the inclined portion 2, the base is provided with a plurality of upwardly projecting stops 4 for a purpose which hereinafter appears.
Rising from the rear end of the inclined portion of the base is standard 5, and projecting forwardly from the standard is an arm 6, and said standard at its lower end is preferably inclined downwardly and for wardly at 7 in parallelism with the guard Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed October 25, 1912.
Patented Dec. 16, 1913. Serial No. 727,699.
pin 8, depending from the front end of the arm (3. At the rear end and opposite sides of shelf or arm 6, is a pair of upwardly projecting bearing lugs 9, for a shaft 10 equipped with a cam wheel 11, the wheel being provided peripherally with a cam groove 12,
Secured on shaft 10 is a ratchet wheel 13, shown in this instance as equipped with four teeth, and engaging the ratchet wheel is a gravity pawl 14, pivotally carried by a rock lever 15 fulcrumed on shaft 10 between the ratchet wheel and the adjacent bearing lug 9, and said lever is provided with a forwardly projecting arm 1(5, adapted to engage the top of arm (5 and limit the movement of the pawl in one direction.
17 is a link pivotally connecting the rear end of lever 15 with the rear end of a lever 18 fulcrumed at its front end at 19 to the side of the inclined portion 2 of the base, and projecting upwardly from said lever 18 is a hand piece 20, upon which the operator will place his thumb or finger for the purpose of depressing the lever 18, and thereby imparting rotary movement to the cam wheel through the instrumentality of the pawl 14, ratchet wheel .13 and shaft 10, the downward movement of lever 18 being arrested by contact with the base at the end of a quarter revolution of the said wheel and to reelevate the lever 18 and elt'ect the engagement of the pawl with the next tooth in advance of that which it last engaged, a ret 'actile spring 21 connects said lever with a fixed part of the frame work. preferably to an eye 22 rigid with the arm (3, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
23 is a rock bar arranged horizontally and supported by and spaced above arm 6 and fulcrumed thereto at 24, and said bar is provided at its rear end with an upwardly pro jccting pin 25, engaging the groove 12 ot' cam wheel 1]. Forward of the fulcrum point of bar 23 or forked at 26, tudinal grooves Said slot.
28 is a bar fitting in the slot 26 and forming a movable part of the bar 23, and said and is provided with longi- 27 in the opposite walls of it is longitudinally slotted 9 bar 28 is provided at opposite sides with longitudinal tongues 29 engaging the gages its lower end and bears against, the
underside of the bar 23. By this arrangement it will be seen that the operator can slide the bar 28 forward and that said bar will return to its original position by 1etractile action of the spring, and that by adjustment of the screw 33 the lever can be varied in length. i
35 indicates a, stack of cards of. any suitable material and said cards are provided midway between their sides and near their upper ends with holes 36, and each card is also provided in its upper end and at one side of its hole 36 with a notch or opening 37. hese cards are stacked so that their holes 36 shall register and the notches or openings of adjacent cards shall be disposed at opposite sides of said series of holes, the arrangement being such that the foremost card shall bridge or blank the notch or opening of the card immediately behind it, and the second card the opening or notch of the third card and so on. The cards when thus arranged or while being so arranged are adapted to have inserted between them checks, bills, notes or other objects as at 38, which it is desired to successively display, and when the objects 38 and the cards are arranged as explained, the pack is threaded on pin 8 with their rear ends resting upon the inclined surface 7 of the standard 5.
In placing the stack of cards and the in terposed objects in position, the operator grasps bar 28 and slides it forward against the resistance of spring 32, to withdraw the hook 30 out of the way as otherwise it would be impracticable to thread the cards upon the pin 8, the spring 32 returning the hook to its original position where its terminal will underlie the pack of cards, as shown in the drawings, it being noted that when the machine is in its initial position the terminal of the hook underlies the first card at the opposite side of the longitudinal center of the same from its notch or opening.
.Vith the parts arranged as explained, the operator can rapidly display the rear or upper faces of the objects 38, successively, by alternately pressing downward on the handpieee 20, and relaxing such pressure. With each depression of the key lever, he cam wheel turns a quarter revolution, and in so doing rocks the bar 23. In this action, the terminal of thehook is slid across the front or bottom card, until it enters the notch or openingthereirnand immediately this occurs thecard and object 38, upon it, drop down upontheinclined portion 2 of the base, the arms dfguarding against the card sliding forwardly 0d the base.
lVhen the pressure on the handpiece of lever 18, is relaxed, the spring 21, reelevates it without affecting the position of bar 23, so that the latter in. its new position, prevents the second card from dropping. Uponthe next depression of the handpiece, thebar 23 is rocked back to its originalposition and thus disposes its hookterininal in the notch or. opening of:the.said.second card, whichthereupon drops down uponthefirst card dropped, the. object. supported by the second cardof course falling also. The operations described are repeateduntil: all of the cards have been dropped as explained, and as a consequence the rear. or upper faces ofithe objects38 are successively displayed for listing, tabulating, verifying or any other purpose.
It will be obvious that with my device the stacking of the bills, notes or checks in superposed relation between a series of:separating cardsfis facilitated, since it is only necessary to trip the members 35 successively and insert between them the checks or bills after each operation of the lever 18.
From the above descriptionit will -be ap parent that I have produced a currency handling 'machine embodying the features of advantage enumerated as desirable and I wish it to be understoodthat while I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of the invention, I reserve the right to make all changes properly falling Within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
1. A device for separating and displaying checks or the like, comprising a plurality of inclined members for holding checks, a frame for supportingsaid-members at their lower ends, said frame having an arm overlying'said members and extending adjacent their upper ends, means carried by said arm for supporting .and releasing said' members at their upper ends, said members being al ternately. notchedat their upper ends "for successive engagement and release by said means, and said frame having an inclined body portion. underlying. said members to receive and supportthe same in a slightly inclined position when released to separate and displayfthe objects held thereby, and means foroperating said releasing means.
2. A device for separating and displaying checks or the like, comprising a plurality of inclined members for holding checks, a frame for supporting said members at their lower ends, means for supporting and releasing said members at their upper ends, said members being alternately notched at their upper ends for successive engagen'ient and release by said means, and said frame haw ing its body portion underlying said members to receive and support the same when released. to separate and display the objects held thereby, and means whereby said supporting and releasing means may be adjusted for different lengths of said members.
3. A device of the character described, comprising a frame, an overhanging arm on said frame, guiding means extending for- Ward and downward from said arm, a rock bar adapted for horizontal movement carried by said arm and projecting beyond the front end thereof and provided at its front end with a rearwardly extending hook terminal, a manually operable lever, and connections whereby a single operation of said lever shall rock said rock bar in but one direction.
4. A device of the character described, comprising a frame, an overhanging arm on said frame, guiding means extending for ward and downward from said arm, a rock bar adapted for horizontal movement carried by said arm and projecting beyond the front end thereof and provided at its front end with a rearwardly extending hook terminal, a manually-operable lever, connections whereby a single operation of said lever shall rock said rock bar in but one direction, and a pack of cards extending upwardly and forwardly and resting at its lower end upon the frame and at its upper end upon said hook terminal and near its upper end engaging the guiding means, alternate cards of said pack being provided near their upper ends with openings for alternate engagement by said hook terminal to permit the cards to successively drop upon the base.
A device of the character described, comprising a frame, an overhanging arm on said frame, guiding means extending forward and downward from said arm, a rock bar adapted for horizontal movement carried by said arm and projecting beyond the front end thereof and provided at its front end with a rearwardly extending hook terminal, a manually operable lever, connections whereby a single operation of said lever shall rock said rock bar in but one direction, and a pack of cards extending upwardly and forwardly and resting at its lower end upon the frame and at its upper end upon said hook terminal and provided with registering holes loosely engaged by said guiding means, alternate cards of said pack being provided near their upper ends with openings for alternate engagement by said hook terminal to permit the cards to successively drop upon the base.
6. A device of the character described, comprising a frame, a substantially llOl'lZOIL- tal rock bar mounted thereon and provided at its front end with a depending hook, the terminal of which extends rearwardly, a pack of cards resting at its lower end upon the frame and extending upwardly and forwardly with the undermost card of the pack resting on said hook terminal, guiding means engaging the pack of cards near its upper end to hold such end from becoming disarranged with respect to said hook; alternate cards of said pack being provided in their upper ends with openings disposed at opposite sides of the longitudinal center of the cards, and means for rocking said rock bar in one direction to cause its hook terminal to move transversely of the pack until it engages the opening in the upper end of the bottom card of the pack to permit said card to drop from the pack and in the reverse direction to swing it back to its original position until its hook enters the opening of the card at such time at the bottom of the pack to permit said card to drop down upon the previously dropped card.
7. A device of the character described, comprising a frame, a pack of cards resting at its lower end on, said frame and extending upwardly and :t'mav'ardly therefrom, the altcrnate cards of the pack being provided in their upper ends with openings at opposite sides of the longitudinal center of the pack, guiding means projecting from the frame and engaging the pack to prevent independent longitudinal or lateral movement of the cards thereon, a rock bar having a yieldingly retracted hook terminal, projecting rearwardly under the pack of cards at the upper end of the pack, means to rock said rock bar to cause said. hook terminal at the end of each rocking movement to enter the opening in the undermost card of the pack to permit said card to drop from the pack.
8. A machine for handling checks or the like, comprising a series of unconnected check holding members in superposed relation, means for supporting said members at one end, means for supporting and successively releasing the opposite ends of said members, said members being otherwise free when released by said supporting means to fall detached from the machine, and a support underlying said members in position to receive and support them when released to display the objects held thereby.
9. A device for separating and displaying checks or the like, comprising a plurality of inclined members for holding: checks,. a obj eots' held thereby,vandto Support the lat- 10 frame forsupporting said members at their ter-in inclined position.
lower ends, means for supporting and re- Intestimony whereofl a'flix my signature, leasing said members at their upper ends, 'in the presence of two Witnesses.-
said members being alternately notched. at WILLIAM MOORE their upper ends for successive engagement and release by said means, and an inclined Witnesses:
support underlying said members in position IIELEN' O. RODGERS,
to receive them when released-to display the G. Y. TI-IORPE.
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