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Publication numberUS1553702 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1925
Filing dateDec 11, 1924
Priority dateDec 11, 1924
Publication numberUS 1553702 A, US 1553702A, US-A-1553702, US1553702 A, US1553702A
InventorsMaclaren James G
Original AssigneeLamson Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carrier for pneumatic-dispatch apparatus
US 1553702 A
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Sept. 15, 1925. 1,553,702

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To all whom it maymiwem -z I Be it known that I, JAMES G. MA IAREN, a citizen of the United States" of America, and resident of Syracuse in the county of Onondaga and State "of ewfYorlg have inveiitd 1 newand useful Improvements in Carriers for PneumatieDispatch Apparates; of which the follewing' is a specificahis inventionrelates to cari'iers' for use in pneumaticdis'patch tubesystems;

Iii pneumatic dispatch; systems in which there is occasion todis'patch credit or other memorahdnm/slips that. require classific'ar tion and distribution to different individuals ofa grdup of'a'uthorizing clerks according to uie cuswmrs namesappearing on the slips, objectibnable delays are: caused by transporting the slips in the same typeof carriers iii which currency or coins for cash tr'ahSacti-ensare carried. In o'rderto' avoid the removal at" theslips for examination and their re lacement-in the carriers by the distribiitin elerkspending their transfer to the *aiithoriiing clerks, this invention provides' for a carrier so constructed that the slipcarried thereb is held in such position that'the nameor other information the're'on reqiii'redby'thefclassifieation clerk is ex prised to f view and therefore available to the ope ator Withoiit a preliminary opening or other Iriaiiipiilation {of the barrier. V

The invention comprises a carrier'made lip of inher'fand' (filter cylindrical shells or casings rotatable reiativet'e each other, the inner shell having a slhtthrou'gh which a folded slip is inserted into-the cylinder, leaving that portion of the slip bearing the identifyingdata extending through the slot outside the sh'lhf The shells are then rela tively'rotated to draw the projecting portioIi" of the slip beneath 'the' outer shell for protectionyaiidat the same time to'bring the desired datainto 'vietv tliiough a sight opening provided for the purpose in the oiiter "shell. 1 3 s p l Another featurefof mummies consists in the provisionof'an improved method for marking the carriers with designating characters for use in re-dispatching the carriers to thepoints from which they were originally dispatched to the central station. This feature of the invention includes the placing of interchangeable designating markers on the inner shell. in position to be viewed through a sight opening in the outer shell whjen'the carrier is in condition for dispatching. v

.In the drawing, in which a preferred form of the invention is disclosed,- v

. Fig; 1 is a plan view of a carrier embodyingthe invention; 7

Fig 2 is a transverse sectional view of the device shown in Fig. ltaken along the line 2-2; V p

I Fig; 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 showing a memorandum slip inserted therein; and

Fig. 4 is a View similar to Fig; 3 with the parts turned to dispatching position;

Referring to the drawing for a more deouter cylindrical shell 2 attached respectively-to felt buffer terminal members 3 having a size and conformation such that they fit into the 'conveyer tubes of a pneumatic dispatch system. The cylindrical shells 1 and 2 are rht'at-abl with relation to each othe'r,' the rotation being effected by relative rotation of the oppositely disposed buffer members 3. l p

In' ord er to 'pi'ovide'for the display of designating data when a slip is in place in the carrier, the inner shell 1 is provided with a'depressed rectangular area as indi cated at 4, which is provided along one of its margins with a slot'5 which perforates the inner shell 1. The innershell 1 is provided also with a large opening 6 which can be turned into alignmentiwith a corresponding opening 7 in the outer shell 2.

In order to operate the device the shells are turned to the relative angular positions indicated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 in which the shit 5 .of the inner shell is exposed within the enlarged opening 7 in the outer shell 2. With the shells in'the relative angular positions indicated, a credit or ot-her memoran durn slip is folded and inserted through the slot5 until only the space occupied by the initial letters of the customers name is left exposed. The shells are then revolved until the initial lettersare exposed I through a sight opening 8 in the outer shell 2, the end of the slip lying in the recess 4 and held at its extremity by. the overhanging shell 2 at I the edges of the opening 8. In this position sight opening 8 ,to permit the carrierand its contained slip to be referred to the proper credit clerk or authorizer.

\Vhen the slip is removed from the carrier and acted upon by the credit clerk, it is replaced bodily in the carrier through the aligned, enlarged openings 6 and 7 and delivered to a dispatching clerk for dispatch through the proper conveyor tubes to the customers station. To facilitate this dispatching operation suitable markers are provided forthe carriers which correspond to:

different tubes. Preferably the markers used take the form of realtively large numerals 9 in the form of metal labels arranged to be interchangeably attached to the depressed area st of the inner shell as indicated in Fig. 1. It will be seen that in theposition of the parts indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, in which a slip may be contained in the carrier for return to the customers station, the designating numeral 9 is prominently displayed for the convenience of the dispatching clerk. The interchangeability of the characters 9 permits the ready replacement of the markers to quickly provide additional carriers for tubes put to.

emergency or abnormal use.

I claim: 1

1. A carrier for pneumatic dispatch tubes comprising relatively rotatable inner and outer shells, a slot in the inner shell and an opening in the outer shell to receive a memorandum slip with an identifying end exposed, and a sight opening in the outer shell through which a portion of the end of the slip suliicient to identify the same can be exposed upon relative rotation of the shells.

2. A carrier for pneumatic dispatch tubes comprising relatively rotatable inner and outer shells, a slot in the inner shell and a sight opening in the outer shell, whereby a memorandum slip mayhave an identifying portion thereof extended through Said slot to a position between the shells and observable through said sight opening.

3. A carrier for pneumatic dispatch tubes comprising relatively rotatable inner and outer shells, a slot in the inner shell, an in ward depression in the inner shell adjacent the slot, and a sight opening in the outer shell, whereby a memorandum slip may have an identifying portion thereof extended through said slot into said depression for observance through said sight opening.

a. A carrier for pneumatic dispatch tubes comprising relatively rotatable inner and outer shells, a slot. in the inner shell and an inwardly formed depression in the inner shell adjacent the slot, an opening in the outer shell whereby a memorandum slip may be inserted through the slot in to the inner shell with an identifying end exposed, and said outer shell being provided with a sight opening, whereby relative rotation of the shells will cause the end of the slip to take a position in the depression for observance through the sight opening.

5. A carrier for pneumatic dispatch tubes comprising relatively movable inner and outer shells, said shells being provided respectively with openings which may be brought into registry by relative rotation of the shells thereby to give access to the interior of the carrier, and readily interchangeable designating characters formed for attachment to the outer surface of the inner shell, the outer shell being provided with a sight opening through which the designating character is exposed in a certain relative position of the, shells.

G. A carrier for pneumatic dispatch tubes comprising relatively movable inner and outer shells, said shells being provided respectively with openings which may be brought into registry by relative rotation of the shells thereby to give access to the interior of the carrier, aninwardly extending depressed portion in the inner shell, and interchangeable designating characters formed for ready attachment to the depressed portion of the inner shell, the outer shell being provided with a sight opening through which the designating character is exposed in a certain relative position of the shells.

'7. A carrier for pneumatic dispatchtubes comprising concentricshells adapted to rotate relatively to one another, a head secured to one end of each shell, the shells being-provided with sight openings of sub stantially equal circumferential extent which may be brought into registry by rotation of the shells, the inner shell having an inwardly depressed area and aslot adjacent to one of the longitudinal edges of the depressed area, said area being of a radial depth at least sufiicient to accommodate the end portion of a paper slip projecting from the slot, and the outer shell having a second sight opening to expose the end of such slip lying in the depressed area of the inner sheet.

Signed by me at Syracuse, New York, this 3rd day of December 1924. i

I JAMES G. MACLAREN.

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US2599111 *Feb 19, 1948Jun 3, 1952Kicher Carl LSafety tag holder
US4534126 *Mar 19, 1984Aug 13, 1985Harry GilmanCheck-out counter divider
US5933994 *Jun 19, 1997Aug 10, 1999Russell & Miller, Inc.Retail checkout divider adapted to receive strips with indicia displayed thereon
Classifications
U.S. Classification406/37, 406/186, 40/660
International ClassificationB65G51/06, B65G51/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65G51/06
European ClassificationB65G51/06