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Publication numberUS1538289 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1925
Filing dateMar 29, 1924
Priority dateMar 29, 1924
Publication numberUS 1538289 A, US 1538289A, US-A-1538289, US1538289 A, US1538289A
InventorsLarter Thomas C
Original AssigneeLarter Thomas C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Check book
US 1538289 A
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May 19, 1925.A 1,538,289

-TL ic'. LRTERA CHECK BOOK Fild Maron .29; i924 Patented May 19,` 1925.

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rHoMAsc. LARTER, or Los ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

CHECK BOOK.

Application filed March 29, 1924. Serial No. 702,758.

anduseful Check Book, of which the follow` ing is a specification. Although my present invention is referred to as a check book, this invention relates specifically to a novel stub or system of stubs suitable for use in check books; and it is a primary object of this invention to provide means obviatingcor minimizing the dangeivofyerrors int-lie carrying forward of vbalances from one check stub to another.

It is well known that the usual errors arising in the keeping of accounts are either (1,)` errors in method` (2) errors in computation, or errors in transcription, .the latter being'especially liable to occur when figures are taken fromr one sheet to another sheet not favorably os-itioned for a simultaneousview. The t ieory and the computations necessary to the ascertainment of a bank balance are so entirely simple that my present invention is directed to the avoidance of errors of the last mentioned sort, towit, errors of transcription; and, in an advantageous embodiment of my invention, the mentioned object may be accomplished by providing suitable openings, either marginal or internal, in the respective stubs superimposedin a series, these openings `being staggered or relatively offset in such manner that, having ascertained a balance to go forward, the depositor, or his accountant, may, without lifting the stub on whichk this balance has been directlywritten, record the same, through an opening therein, upon a succeeding stub,to establish a basis for such additional computations as may subsequently be made upon 'the latter.

Other objects of this invention will appear from the following description of an illustrative embodiment thereof, taken in connection with the appended claims and the accompanying drawing, in which Figs. 1 and 2 are corresponding views, which may be regarded as plan views, of successive stubs of acheck book embodying my invention, stubs resembling that shown in Fig. 1 being alternated, throughout a series, with. stubs ofthe type shown in Fig. 2.

Figs. 3 ing an alternative embodimentofv my in vent-ion. l

Referring tothe details of that specific embodimentof my invent-ion shown in Figs.

1 and Q, 11 may be a `first or upper stub, and no 12 may be a second or lower stub, both stubs being shown as provided with usual printed legends including: Brot ford, Aint of check, Bal-ance,7 Deposits, Balance rin addition to No, Date, ,Tof Foix To adapt these stubs to use in the novel vmanner required by my invention, itwill be noted that the data required by the men,- tioned legends are differently positioned up-y onvt-he respective alternate stubs,-andA that each 4of the mentioned stubs is provided with an opening therethrough, the stubll being provided with an opening at 1 3 `through 'whichjthe final balance, shown as $1,050, l

may be writtendirectly upon a lower stub. I5

12, and lthe'lower stublQ is sho-wn as pro; vided in turn with an aperture 14, offsetor staggered relatively to the aperture 1?, shown in Fig. 1, through which a iinal balance (indicated as amounting to $800.00) so may be written directly upon a stub beneath the same, this latter stub being of the type shown iii Fig. 1, and stubs of the respective types described being alternated throughout the entire series and secured in S5 a usual manner. f

In the alternative embodiment of my invention illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4, it will be seen that I employ marginal rather than lateral openings through the respective stubs, these openings being, however, staggered or relatively offset in substantially the manner already described, and used in a similar way.

By the use of stubs provided with openings and arranged in the manner described, words such as going forward or to go forward being provided near each opening through which a balance is to written, and the words brot ford concealed in ak corresponding position on each lower stub, it will be seen that I provide means whereby a balance may be transferred from one stub to the next stub and a aresimilar views illustrat- 55 'being originally 100 without lifting the former, and with a minimum risk or error.

Although I have herein described two complete embodiments of my invention, it will be understood that various features of the same might be independently employed, or that further alternative forms might be devised by those skilled in the art, without the slightest departure from the spirit and scope of my invention, as the saine is indicated above and in the following claims.

I claim as my invention:

1. In a check book, a series of superimposed blanks comprising stubs, each provided with means permitting a balance going forward to be Awritten therethrough and directly upon a succeeding stub.

2. In a check book, a series of superimposed blanks comprising stubs, each provided with means permitting a balance going forward to be written therethrough and directly upon a succeeding stub, said means comprising an opening through each stub.

3. In a check book, a series of superimposed blanks comprising stubs, each provided with means permitting a balance going forward to be written therethrough and directly upon a succeeding stub, said means comprising an opening through each stub, the openings through successive stubs being staggered.

4. In a check book, a series of superimposed blanks comprising stubs, each provided with means permitting a balance go ing forward to be written therethrough and directly upon a succeeding stub, said means comprising an opening through each stub,

words indicating that the sum written through said opening is to go forward being provided beside said openino'.

5. In a check book, a series of superimposed blanks comprising stubs, each provided with means permitting a balance going forward to be written therethrough and directly upon a succeeding stub, said means comprising an opening through each stub, `words indicating that the sum written has been brought forward being provided on the stub on which said sum is written.

6. In a check book, a series of superimposed blanks comprising stubs, each provided with means permitting a balance going forward to be written therethrough and directly upon a succeeding stub, said means comprising an opening through each stub, the openings through successive stubs being staggered, words indicating that the sum written through said opening is to go forward being provided beside said opening, and words indicating that the sum written has been brought forward being provided on the stub on which said sum is written.V

7. In a check book, a series of superimposed blanks comprising stubs, each provided with means permitting a balance going forward to be written therethrough and directly upon a succeeding stub, said stubs being provided with additional legends and secured in a usual manner.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at Los Angeles, California, this 21st day of March, 1924:.

THOMAS C. IJARTER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3019034 *Nov 12, 1959Jan 30, 1962George D FinneranSimplified accounting system
US3113516 *Nov 22, 1961Dec 10, 1963Addressograph MultigraphData input preparation
US4643453 *Feb 11, 1985Feb 17, 1987Shapiro Sanford SCredit card security system
Classifications
U.S. Classification283/58, 283/59, 283/57
International ClassificationB42D11/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D11/00
European ClassificationB42D11/00