US 1385885 A
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1. B. NORRIS- COIN HANDUNG DEVICE.
APPLICATION FILED MAY3,1920.
Patented July 26, 1921.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 26, 1921.
Application filed May 3, 1920. Serial No. 378,472.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN BRUCE Nonnrs, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented certain new and useful. Improvements in Coin-Handling Devices, of which the fol lowing is a specification.
My invention relates to acoin handling device and particularly a device of this character for facilitating the distribution and recovery of change in mercantile transactions.
It is the purpose of my invention to provide an improved device of this character which will greatly facilitate the recovery or picking up of coin change by persons whose hands are gloved or where the use of only a single hand is possible owing to arm carried package loads.
Furthermore it is my purpose to provide a device of this character which will be simple in construction, cheap to manufacture, and which will present an artistic and pleasing appearance.
lVith these and other purposes in view my invention consists in the details of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and particularly pointed out in the claim.
In describing my invention in detail reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention showing several ways of recovering coin change;
Fig. 2, a longitudinal section of the invention; and
Fig. 3, a transverse section of the invention.
Referring to the drawings my invention is shown as comprising a tray A having its edge portion curved upwardly as at 10 and terminating in a flat horizontal portionll. Fixed centrally on the tray A is a coin receiving tand B which comprises side portions 12, 13, 14 and 15 extending inwardly and upwardly and supporting a flat top member 16. This top member 16 has its marginal portion extended outwardly over the top edges of the side members to provide an overhang 17. It will be observed that when coins are disposed on the top 16 they can be recovered with facility by using both hands or by using a single hand. If it is desired to use both hands in the recovery of such coin or coins one hand can be placed under the overhang 17 palm up and the other hand utilized to sweep the coin or coins over the edge of the top into the palm of the waiting hand. It is easier and better to use only a single hand; the ends of the fingers are placed under the overhang 17 with the palm up and the thumb utilized to sweep the coin or coins on to the waiting fingers. Should any coins be disposed upon the tray A they can easily be recovered with a single hand by placing the fingers beneath the fiat portion 11 and sliding the coin with the thumb up the portion 10 on to the flat portion. By then slidingthe fingers and thumb outwardly the coin will move with them and when entirely disengaged from the tray will rest between the thumb and fingers.
While I have illustrated and described one particular form of carrying my invention into practice, it will be obvious that the same is susceptible to changes in form, material and proportions with the exercise of only ordinary mechanical skill and without departing from the scope of the appended claim.
In a coin handling device, a tray having its marginal portion curved outwardly and upwardly and terminating in a relatively extensive outwardly directed flat horizontal portion, astand fixed centrally on the tray and including side portions, and a continuous flat top fixed to the side portions and extending outwardly beyond the upper edges thereof.
In testimony whereof I hereunto afiiX my signature in the resence of two witnesses.
J HN BRUCE NORRIS.
WM. A. CHAPMAN, EDWIN E. PARKER.