US 1532436 A
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invention Patented 7, UNZTED STA res 'aosnrn M. MUSIL, or CLEBURNE, KANSAS.
, ros'rnve TRAY.
Application filed July 31,
Tooll whom it may concern Be it known that I, Josnrrr M. MUsrL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleburne, in the county of Riley and State have invented certain new anc useful Improvements in Posting Trays, of which the following is a specification, ence being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to trays used in banks and accounting offices for the posting of checks, drafts, deposit slips and the like, and particularly to a tray which is. designed to be used with a posting machine such as ordinarily used in banks.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a posting tray so constructed that the checks and deposit slips, when placed therein for posting, are disposed at an angle.
of about e5 so that both the checks and deposit slips are presented to the posteri in right position for reading.
A further objectis to provide a posting device having compartments so arranged that the checks and deposit slips, as they are posted, are brought forward by a very nat ural movement of the left hand and placed in the receiving compartments instead of the deposit slips and checks being carried laterally or over to one side, thus providing that both the checks and deposit slips are handled with the same forward motion and deposited in compartments that have fiat bottoms where they are securely placed out of the way of the sleeves or clothes of the operator so that they will not be disturbed during the act of posting or operating the posting machine.
Other objects will appear in the course of the following description.
My invention is illustrated in the accompan ying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a posting tray constructedin accordance with my Figure 2 is a section on the line 2--2 of Figure 1;
Referring to this drawing, it will be seen that the tray comprises a deposit slip receiving compartment, designated 10, a compartment 11 in which the deposit slips are initially deposited, acompartment 12 in which the checks ceiving compartment 13 for. the checks. One end of the complete posting tray consists of a wall 1% which extends from the forreferchecks and deposit slips are are initially deposited, and a restructed that 1924. Serial No. 729,368.
ward end of the compartment 10 to the rear end of the compartment-'11, and there is a second parallel wall 15, which walls are intersected by a longitudinally extending 1 triangular wall 16 having a straight or vertical inner face facing the end of the-compartments 10 and 13 but having a downwardly and rearwardly inclined face facing the compartments 11 and 12.
t the opposite end of the tray there is a wall: 17 which extends from the forward endof the tray 13 to the rear end of the tray 12. The bottom 18 of the compartment 11 extends downward and forward at an angle of approximately and the rear wall 19 of thecompartment 12 slopes upward and rearward atabout the same angle. In fact the bottom of the compartment 12 is formed in one piece with the bottom ofthe compartment 11. The bottom 11 at its upper end is formed with a slot 20 andthe forward" wall21 of the bottom of the compartment 13 is also slotted, as at 22, as is the bottom of the forward wall of the-compartment 10.
In theuse of this device, the deposit slips to be posted are disposed in the compartment 11, while the checks are disposed in the compartment 12. As these checks and deposit slips are posted, the checks are turned over face downward into the compartment 13, while the deposit slips are turned over face downward into the compartment 10 by a forward movement of the left hand. Inasmuch as the backs of these compartments rise at an angle of 45, it is obvious that the checks and deposit slips will always be in proper position before the eyes of the accountant. The accountant handles thecheclrs with his left hand, disposing of the checks posted from compartment 12 by bringing the checks forward and laying them face downward in compartment 13, and the same way with the deposit slips from compartment 11, laying them face downward in compartn'ient 10. This arrangement has the advantage that both the handled with the same forward movement and are de posited in compartments that have flat bottoms where they are out of the way of the sleeves of the operator while in the act of posting. 7
It will be seen that the tray is so conthe checks are placed nearest the operator, and this is for the reason that checks always outnumber deposit slips,
which makes this tray more practical and I mit the pickingup. of the contents with ease for reference. Bringing all posted items forward or in one direction instead of transversely speedsthe posting, eases the work of handhng items for operators, and does not require further attention of the eyes or hands,-a-s.is oftenrnecessary with transverse trays. The flat bottoms of the compart-' ments 10 and 13; are of advantage, in that checks: are often criinped and give trouble unless they are disposed of in flat-bottomed compartments. It is obvious that these trays maybe made of any desired size for all kinds of work and of any desired: material-J Pl'eferably the trayswilli be supportedby rubber feet so that they will not scratch or .rnar-the desk.
1. A posting trayof the character described having forward and rear longitudinally extending compartments for the reception of checks and a pair of forward and rear transverselyextending compartments forthe receipt of 'deposit slips disposed at 2.. A posting tray of the character de-V scribed having forward and rear longitudinally 5 extending compartments for the reception ofchec-ks and a pair of forward and rear transversely extending compartments forthe reeeiptof deposit slips, there being a triangular wall running from end to: end of the tray and dividing the forward check compartment from the rear compartment and the forward deposit slip compartment from the rear compartmentthereof, the-rear deposit slip compartment and the rearcheck compartment having upwardly and rear wardly inclined walls intersecting the anguilaaface! of the dividing. wall, said rear walls having slots extending downward fromtheir upper edges, the bottoinsof-the front compartments and the .front walls thereof being slotted to permit the taking out of checks and slips;
In testimo'ng whereof I hereunto my singat-ure.
JOSEPH M. MUsrL.