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Publication numberUS1624335 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 12, 1927
Filing dateNov 25, 1924
Priority dateNov 25, 1924
Publication numberUS 1624335 A, US 1624335A, US-A-1624335, US1624335 A, US1624335A
InventorsGreer Butler F
Original AssigneeGreer Butler F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Savings bank
US 1624335 A
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April B. F. GREER SAVINGS BANK Filed Nov. 25,

mmmm mmm llmull sun 5 WMM Patented Apr. 12, 1927;

BUTLER F. GREEK, OF"SAN` FRANCISCO, CALIFDRNIA..

SAVINGS BANK.

Application filed November 25, 1924. Serial No. 752,113.

My invention relates to a small portable money bank comprising a lock box or receptacle provided with slots thru whichV the coins are introduced. y

One of the objects of the invention is the provision of a bank of this kind having a plurality of coin receiving receptacles with means for rendering visible the amount in each of the receptacles. Another object of the invention is the provision ofy a money safe or bank of the character described of sturdy construction which at the same time is economical to make. Another 'object of the invention is the provision of a bank coinprisingv readily assembling units of such character as to be easily and cheaply formed by dies from sheet metal. Another object of the invention is the provision of a bank, which when opened presents the coins therein in orderly arrangement, so that they may vbe lifted out and stacked without sorting and undue handling. n

My invent-'ion possesses other objects which with the foregoing will be set forth in the following description of the preferred embodiment of means for practicing the invention which isv illustrated in the drawings accompanying and forming part of the specification. ,It is to be understood that Ido not' limit myself to the showing f 'made by thesaid description and drawings asl may adoptvariations of my preferred form within the scope Vof my invention as set forth inl the claims.

Referring to the drawings; Figure 1 is a plan view of one side' of my bank.

grooves combine to form separate coin re-l ceptacles.v A coin admissionslot is formed in the casing for each receptacle'so formed, and a line of closely spaced apertures opposite each receptacle in the wall of the casing permits the contents of each receptacle to'be FigureQ is a sectional view, the plane of relation, the bank is readily assembled and may be produced at a relatively small cost.

More particularly my bank comprises a two-part casing composed of the lids 2 yand 8, each lid comprising a shallow open top rectangular boX. The lids are pivotally con# nected by a hinge 4and a lock operatedk by the key 6 is provided at the opposite end so that the parts may be secured together in the closed position. A

Arranged in one 0f the lids 2 is a corrugated sheet designated as a whole .by the reference character 7, and so bent as to lprovide three grooves 8, 9 and 10, as lshown rin Fig. 3. Preferably these grooves are of ysuch size approximately as the half of a nickel and dime respectively. vThe corrugated sheet at the vhinged end is se! quarter,

cured in place bythe lug plate 12,'fianged at the edges to fitl snugly into the hinged end of the lid, and provided with tongues 13, stamped from the body of the plate, at such intervals as to provide the required support for the corrugated sheet'.

At the opposite end, the corrugated sheet is supported by the plate 14, formed with inwardlyy turned tabs 15 .so placed as to engage under the edge of the corrugated sheet at appropriate intervals. Studs 1G pressed from the plate 14 and engagingl over the ends of the sheet hold it in place.

Itis to be noted that the flanged dges 17 of the corrugated sheet are flush with the edges of the lid in which it lies. The plate 14 forms one side,Y of a rchannel which may be used as a knoteer bill container, the bottoni 18 of which is suitably secured to the wall of the case, and the other side 19 of which isprovided` with a iiange 21, radapted to meetl the end wall ofthe casing and provide a recess 22 in which suitable lock mechanism Q3 may be conveniently placed. An

aperture 20 in the lid 2 opens into the channel to permit notes or bills to be inserted thereinto when the boX is closed. Y

The other lid 3 is also provided with a llt) corrugated sheet 24: formed to provide 1.

grooves 2li, 1li' and 2li', which combine with the grooves El and l0 respectively, to .i'orm coin'receptacles. Coins may be introduced into these separate receptacles when the lids are closed, thru the slots 2.), each ol' which is guarded by an arm l, rcsiliently pressed by the spring 32 into position over the slot. rlhe arms 3l are pivotally mounted in a plate 233, seated in the end ot the casing in the same manner as the lng plate 12.

To provide an opportunity :for a coin insei-ted thru one oi' the slots, to tall into the receptacle formed by the combined grooves, the corrugated sheet E24: is cut. away as shown in Fig. 3, adjacent the coin slots, leaving' extending arms 3ft, seating` under the flanged edge 36 of the plate l2-3. 'lhe opposite end of this corrugated sheet is retained in posh tion by short studs 3T driven ont on the `plate 38, which corresponds to and overlies the plate 14, when the lids are closed. It will be noted that the plate 3S projects be yond the edges of the lid in which it lies, so as to interlock between the sides of the opposite lid. This is done to give increased stability to the closed bank, and prevent the racking of the connected halves. The plate 38, like the plate 14," comprises one side of a channel member rigidly secured in the end of the casing and having the other side 39, provided with the tlange all, forming with the adjacent end of the box, a recess d2 in which the latches or bolts i3 of the lock may engage.

Formed in the bottom oi each groove in the sheet 2a and extending thru the contiguous wall of the casing, are lines ot closely spaced apertures 4d, thru which the coins in the bank may be viewed. Pieten ably numbers 46 are etched or stamped in the outer surface adjacent the apertures, so that the value of the accumulated coins within the bank may be noted by reading the number opposite the top of the stack.

It will be noted that when my bank is open, the coins therein are already segregated, and lie in such position as shown in Fig. 3, that they may be readily removed and stacked without sorting or separate handling,

.l claim:

l. A savii'igs-banli comprising tiro lids hinged together, each lid comprising a sheet having flanged edges which ahnt to :torm the sides ot' the savingsdninlt, and a channel having its bottom member secured to one ot' the lids opposite the hinged edge, one oi. the side members of the channel forming with thc flanged edge ot the lid a casing `tor loclt mechanism,and the other side member ot the channel extending beyond the edge of the lid to interlock between the sides of the other lid when the lids are closed.

2. A savings-bank `comprising tivo lids ncaa-,eee

hinged together, a corrugated sheet forming grooves in cach lid and which combine to form separate coin receptacles when'the lids are closed, and al channel having its bottom member secured to one oli the lids opposite the hinged edge, one oli' the side members of the channel torming with the lid edge a casing for lock mechanism, and the other side member oi. the channelclosing the ends ol.E the grooves in the Lorrugati d sheet.

il. de savings-banlc comprising two lids hinged together, a corrugated sheet :torn'ring grooves in each lid and which combine to t'orm separate coin receptacles when the lids are closed, and a channel having its bottom member secured to one of the lids opposite the hinged edge, one of the side members oi" the channel having an outwardly turned flange abutting against the edge ot the lid to form a casing for loch mechanism, and the other side member ot the channel closing the ends of the grooves in the corrugated sheet.

el. A savings-bank comprising two lids hinged together, a corrugated sheet forming grooves in each lid and Which combine to form separate coin receptacles when the lids are closed, and a channel in each lid opposite the hinged edge, one of the side members ot each channel formingwith the adjacent lid edge a casing for lock mechanism, and the other side member of each channel closing the ends ot the grooves in the adjacent corrugated sheet.

5. A savingesbank comprising two lids hinged together, a. corrugated sheet forming ,(.i'rooves in each lid and which combine to form separate coin receptacles when the lids are closed, and a channel in each lid opposite the hinged edge and which combine t0 torni a bill receptacle when the lids are closed, one of the side members of each channel `forming with the adjacent lid edge a casing for lock mechanism, and the other side member of each channel closing thc ends of the grooves in the adjacent corrie gated sheet.

G. A sav.ings-bank comprising two lids hinged togetl'ier, a corrllgated sheet iiot'niing grooves in each lid and which combine to form separate coin receptacles when the lids are closed, and a channel in each lid (amid site the hinged edge and which combine to form a bill receptacle when the lids are closed, one ot the side mcl'nbers of each channel forming with the adjacent lid edge a casing for lock mechanism, and the other side member of each channel closing the ends oil the grooves in `the adjacent corrugated sheet, one of the last .named side members extending beyond the edges of the lid to interlock between the sides of the other lid.

i'. A savings-bank comprising two lids hinged together, a corrugated sheet forming grooves in each lid and which combine to -lioi'm separate coin receptacles when the lids are closed, and a channel in each lid opposite the hinged edge and Which combine to Jform a bill receptacle when the lids are closed, one of the side members of each chan- 'nel forming With the adjacent lid edge a casing for lock mechanism, and the other side meinbei` of each channel closing the ends of the grooves in the adjacent corrugated sheet, the lids being provided With apertures oithe admission of coins to the coin receptacles and bills to the bill receptacle.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.

BUTLER F. GREER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification232/5
International ClassificationG07D9/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/002
European ClassificationG07D9/00C