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Publication numberUS1408795 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1922
Filing dateMay 16, 1921
Priority dateMay 16, 1921
Publication numberUS 1408795 A, US 1408795A, US-A-1408795, US1408795 A, US1408795A
InventorsAronson Louis V
Original AssigneeAronson Louis V
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Book or box like form savings bank
US 1408795 A
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Application filed May 16,

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, Louis V. ARoNsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing in Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Book or Box Like Form Savings Banks, of which the following is a specification.

The principal purpose of th s invention is to provide a metal receptacle for the reception and safe maintenance of money, bills and coins both being entera'ble, means being combined to prevent surreptitious or unauthorized extraction of the same, the device constituting a savings bank and preferably made to represent the appearance of a book.

Another object is to provide a cover so arranged as to resist all attempts at opening when locked and baffle the uninitiated when unlocked, the cover being so attached that it is non perceptive to casual inspection.

These and other objects, such as attractiveness in appearance, cheapness of construction and security afforded as a money box for thrifty children, are attained by the novel design, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and shown in the accompanyin drawings, forming a material part of this disclosure, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a money box made in accordance with the invention as completely assembled.

Figure 2 is a partial vertical sectional view taken substantially in a plane represented by the line 22 of Fig. 1.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view of the assembled structure, the section being taken in a plane indicated by the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary section taken on the line 41-4 of Fig. 1.

In the drawings the numerals 10 and 11 designate a pair of spaced rectangular metal plates representing the covers of a conventional book, having secured between them, at a slight distance from their top and bottom edges narrow oblong plates 12 and 13, a similar plate (not shown) being at the front, these plates simulating the edges of the pages or leaves of a closed book, the top and bottom plates having curved rearward extensions 12 and 13 as shown.

The front and rear plates 10 and 11 have formed near their rear edges inwardly projecting, channel shaped grooves 141- and 15,

I Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 7, 1922.

1921. Serial No. 469,776.

extending longitudinally and slidably engaged therein are opposed flange elements 16 and 1'? formed with the arcuate cover 18 which constitutes the back of the book.

at spring lock, generally designated by the numeral 20, has its escutcheon 21 arranged on the cover plate 10 and is operated by the key 22 in retracting the latch bolt 23.

This lock is preferably secured in the upper rear corner of the box and its bolt 23 is suited to engage in a recess 24 formed at an appropriate point in the flange 16, the bolt slipping into place when theback element 18 is in register with the side plates, holding it from movement in either direction until released by the key.

As the back is neatly joined to the sides it is not readily apparent to one unfamiliar with the structure what element constitutes the cover or door, the common expectation being that one or the other of the sides will open in the manner of a hinge, there being nothing to indicate that the back will slide to disclose the interior.

Money in the form of bills may be rolled tightly and inserted in the opening 25 formed in the top element 10, the opening being provided with an inwardly extending annular flange 26 preventing the bill from being extracted and obviously the opening is too small for the passage of coins.

Also in the top plate 10 is an elongated slot 27 for the admission of coins of varying dimensions, the recovery of which is prevented by a shutter plate 28 hinged at its ends to a bracket 29, fixed to the inner surface of the top plate 12, and carrying a stop 80 preventing the shutter from being opened more than is necessary for coin insertion, the shutter being held in a normally closed position by means of a coiled spring 31 fixed to the bracket plate, its free arm 32 pressing the shutter upward as shown.

its changes of construction could be made within the scope of the invention, it is intended that all matter contained in the foregoing description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A toy savings bank comprising a rectangular casing simulating a book, having openings for the entrance of bills and coins, a cover element slidably engaging the rear of said casing, one of the edges of said cover having a recess, a spring impelled detent carried by said casing enterable in the recess, and key actuated means for releasing said detent.

Atoy savings bank comprising a casing siniulative ofa book having an open back,

the edges'adjacent being grooved longitn dinally, a cover plate bent arcuatelylongituing in oneoif its narrow sides an elongatedslot through which coins may be'passed,

a shutter hingedly engaged interiorly 01? said receptacle adapted to cover the slot, a stop limiting theopening of said shutten and a. spring for norinally closing said shutter. a i i i. A toy hank comprising a hollow ieceptacle in appearance sininlative of a book a'sliding cover plate representing the hack thereof, means for i'einovahly securing said plate in ciosed position, said receptacle haw ing in one of its narrow sides; elongated siot through which coinsrniay passed, a

spring actuated shutter Within said recep-.

tacle adapted to close the passage through the siot, 111331118 limiting the action of said shutter, and 'aninwardly' extending flange surrounding a circular opening adajacent the mentioned slot.

This specification signed and witnessed this thirteenth day of May, 1921.



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U.S. Classification232/4.00R
International ClassificationA45C1/00, A45C1/12
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/12
European ClassificationA45C1/12