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Publication numberUS1419960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1922
Filing dateFeb 16, 1920
Priority dateFeb 16, 1920
Publication numberUS 1419960 A, US 1419960A, US-A-1419960, US1419960 A, US1419960A
InventorsDell Emory E
Original AssigneeDell Emory E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safety booth for cashiers' cages
US 1419960 A
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E. E. DELL.

SAFETY BOOTH FOR CASHIERS CAGES.

APPLICATION FILED FEB.-I6, 1920.

Patented June 2@, 1922.

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SAFETY BOOTH FOR CASHIERS CAGES.

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Patented June 2% 11922.

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EMORY E. DELL, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

. SAFETY BOOTH FO R CASHIERS CAGES.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Jun 269, 31922.

Appfication filed February i6, 1920. Serial No. 358,891.

. invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Safety Booths for Cashiers Cages, and declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which i it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to a booth located adjacent to the window of a bank teller or cashiers cage, designed to trap anyone attempting to rob or threaten the life of the teller while in the booth.

One object of the invention is to provide means controlled by the teller adapted to out off the exit of anyone entering the booth, that he may be held pending the. arrival of police or other assistance.

Another object of the invention is to provide against an accomplice outside the booth coming to the assistance of the culprit confined therein.

Another object of the invention is to provide for the protection of a depositor while transacting his business with the teller, so that he may deposit money with the teller or receive money from the latter without danger of exposing the nature or extent of the transaction to maliciously disposed persons who may at'the time be lingering near the cashiers or tellers cage.

With the foregoing and other objects in' view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter-described and claimed, it being understood that changes may be made-in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed without departing from the spirit of the same.

In the accompanying drawings: forming ,part of this specification Figure 1 is a longitudinal vertical crosssectional view through the booth andiouter wall of the cashiers cage on line 1'1 of Figure 2.

Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional and plan view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.'

Figure. 3 is a detail cross-sectional view of 'the upper end of the booth, showing means for rotatably suspending the inner chamber and whereby it may be only rotated in one direction.

Figure 4 is a detailed cross-sectional view showing the tripping bolt and co-operating elements, whereby the inner chamber may be held against rotation.

Figure 5 is a diagrammatic plan view, showing the door opening of the inner rotatable chamber in registration with the inlet and exit opening in the stationary wall of the booth.

Figure 6 is a similar diagrammatic view showing the door opening of the inner rotatable chamber in registration with the tel lers window.

Referring now to the letters of reference placed upon the drawings A, denotes the dividing wall separating the tellers cage or desk from the usual bank lobby. B, is the tellers window and C, indicates his desk.

D, denotes a stationary circular booth consisting of a cylindrical shell or casing-of suitable height closedat the top and located adjacent to and directly in front of the tellers window, with a window opening I) in its wall through which business may be transacted with the teller.

D is-a door opening, in the wall of the booth, preferably diametrically opposite the window opening, through which the cusface of the spider from which is rotatably suspended-an inner chamber F by means of a trunnion or stub shaft F fitted with a washer G overlapping the end of the thimble, and a nut H engaging the end of the stub shaft. The inner chamber F consists of a cylindrical shell or casing having a single relatively narrow opening adapted to be carried by the rotary movement of the inner shell or casing into register with the tween the window and door opening of the outer shell so as to be closedby the latter for confining a person within the inner shell or casing. a v

I, is a vertically disposed bolt, sleeved in in a guide or housing 3, secured to the spider frame E, I is a socket for the bolt having an inclined guide-way I, for the latter bolted to the frame of the inner chamber F. K, denotes a bell crank lever, pivoted in a supporting lug secured to the spider frame E, one leg of which extends into a slot provided for its reception in the bolt I. L, indicates a cable connecting the other arm of the bell-crank lever with a foot treadle M, within the tellers cage. L, L are guide pulleys for the cable, L is a housing for the bell-crank and cable. N, is a tripping latch of suitable construction adapted to engage the treadle to normally maintainthe bolt in an elevated or released position but which may be readily tripped by the tellers' foot when desired.

P,.indicates a spring connected with one arm of the bell-crank lever and with the bolt guide or housing J. Q, is a circular rack bar bolted to a supporting spider frame R,-

to which the wall of the inner chamber is secured and Q isa co-acting dog pivoted to the frame E. F is, a handle secured to the inner face of the wall of the chamber F whereby the occupant of the chamber may rotate the latter so that the inlet opening W may respectively register with the tellers window or the exit opening of the booth as required.

Having indicated the several parts by reference letters, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood A customer wishing to deposit or receive funds from the bank enters the booth and by means of the handle F rotates the inner chamber F until the door registers with the tellers window,his business may then be transacted with the teller free from prying eyes, and having completed the same he again rotates the inner chamber until the door registers with the inlet and exit opening in the booth, through which he may pass. If however anyone should enter the booth with a view to threatening the life of the teller for the purpose of robbing the bank, it is only necessary for the teller to trip the latch engaging the foot treadle M, where- ;pon the spring P will cause the bell-crank to tilt thus forcing downwardly the bolt I that it may enter the socket I carried by the rotatable chamber to secure it against further rotation and thus trapping the culprit within the booth,

It will be noted that the rotatable chamber may be turned in one direction only, due to the action of the circular rack bar and its engaging dog.

Having thus described my invention what inner shell or'casing provided with a relatively narrow door opening adapted to register with either the window opening or the door opening of the booth, said inner shell or casing being also movable to carry its opening to an intermediate position between the door opening and the window opening so as to be closed by the outer shell or casing for confining a: person within the said inner shell or casing, and means for locking the rotatable member in such intermediate position for closing all of the said openings.

2- A safetybooth for cashiers cages and the like, including an outer shell or casing having a relatively narrow window opening and a relatively narrow door opening, a rotatable member consisting of a cylindrical inner shell or casing provided witha relatively narrow door opening adapted to register with either the window opening or the door opening ofthe booth, said inner shell or casing being also movable to carry its opening to an'intermediate position between the door opening and the window opening so as to be closed by the outer shell or casing for confining a person within the said inner shell or casing, means for locking the rotatable member in such intermediate position for closing all of the said openings, ratchet mechanism for preventing retrograde rotation of the inner member to permit the rotation of the inner member in one direction only, and manually controlled means for automatically locking the rotatable member in the said intermediate position with all of the openings closed. i

3. A safety booth for cashiers cages and the like, including an outer shell or casing having a relatively narrow window opening and a relatively narrow door opening, a rotatable member consisting of a cylindrical inner shell or casing provided with a relatively narrow door opening adapted to register with either the window opening or the door opening of the booth, said inner shell or casing being also movabl to carry its inner shell or casing, a vertical movable bolt 18 monnted upon the top of the outer shell or and manually operable means for releasing emme e:

casing exteriorly of the same and slidable the saidholt.

, 10 through the top of the said Outer shell or In testimony whereof, Isign this specificasing to engage and disengage the keeper eation in the presence 0f two witnesses.

for iochng the rotatable member against EMORY E. DELL. movement, yieldable means for urging the Witnesses:

, holt into engagement with the keeper, means S. E. THOMAS,

for homing the bolt out of such engagement, JOHN consmmn, Jr;

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US3325180 *Apr 20, 1965Jun 13, 1967Bardi Bandini Pier Girolamo BaRotatable vehicle body to facilitate entry and exit
US4121523 *Aug 25, 1977Oct 24, 1978Hastings OtisTransaction security system and modular transaction processing center
US4449764 *Jul 13, 1981May 22, 1984Transaction Security, Inc.Data processing equipment enclosures
US4589712 *May 17, 1984May 20, 1986Hastings OtisData processing equipment enclosures
DE2830936A1 *Jul 14, 1978Mar 1, 1979Hastings OtisSchutzbehaelter fuer personen und/oder geraete
Classifications
U.S. Classification109/4
International ClassificationE05G5/02, E05G5/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05G5/02
European ClassificationE05G5/02