US 1857305 A
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May 1932- J. w. HOLLIDAY 1,857,305
CURRENCY TRAY Filed March 28. 1930 mum 0 M!!! Patented May 10, 1932 UNITED STATES JOSEPH w. HOLLIDAY, or nnn wnvo, MmnEso'rA C RRENCY TRAY Application filed March 28, 1930. Serial No. 439,844.
This invention relates to currency trays or drawers for bank tellers, cashiers, and the li re. v
With most currency trays used at this time 5 it is somewhat difficult to remove the bills "and the currency in the compartments often'becomes disarranged in so doing. These difliculties are increased at the present time due to the fact that our Government has recently 39 decreased the size of its currency.
Most of the currency holders used at this time comprise spaced compartments wherein the bills are disposed horizontally at the bottom thereof. The tellers hand must be inserted close to the bottom of the tray to pick up the currency and his head must be dis posed directly above the top of the tray in order to determine the denominations ofthe different bills, in the compartments.
It is an object of my invention to provide a simple and highly eflicient currency tray or drawer, wherein the several compartments are so constructed that the bills will be held in edgewise position inclined slightly'from 25 the vertical and with their upper edges alined to facilitate removal thereof.
It is a further object topovide a currency tray of the class described, wherein the denominations of the bills in the several com- 39 partments can instantly be ascertained from one end of the tray or drawer.-
Another'object is to provide a currency 'tary wherein the bills in the several compartments cannot become displaced from one. compartment to the other and will be protected from disturbance by wind and draft, and wherein the bills will not be disarranged when one or more bills are withdrawn. Still a furtherobject is to provide an eflicient currency tray of the class above described, which may be manufactured at low cost, and which fis adapted to be utilized in connection with standard equipment for erence characters refer :to similar parts bank tellers and cashiers employed at the:
throughout the several views and wherein, Fig. 1 is a plan view of an embodiment of the invention, one of the compartments having a number, of bills disposed therein;
Fig. 2' is a cross section taken on the line 22ofFig.1; I
Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken on the line 33ofFig.2;and g Fig. 4 is a perspective view of my device on a smaller scale.
The particular embodiment "of the invention illustrated includes a rectangular box. frame open at its top and bottom and having sidewalls 6 andtend wal1s7. The space .within the box frame is divided into a plurality of bi'llholdingfcompartments. Each compartment is defined byan inclined bottom 8 extending transversely of the box and a back 9*disposed substantially at right angles to bottom 8. The back 9 ofeach compartment .is provided with upwardly; projecting extensions or guides 10, which lie in the same plane therewith and terminate, at points a sl ght distance below the' upper edge of the box frame. v
As shown, each compartment is provided with a pair of said extensions or guides and these extensions constitute a part of therear support .for one compartment and also the forward partitions for the compartment dis-, posed at the rear thereof. The extensions or guides are each spaced a shortdistance from one of thesides 6 of the boxfra-me in order that the denomination of the bills in the compartment at the rear thereof may be observed.
- The bottoms 8, as shown, are inclined atan.
angle of: approximately 30 degrees to the lower longitudinal edge of the box, although this angle may, of course, bevaried considerably, all, withinthe-scope of the invention.
In theparticular embodiment shown,- the component parts of the several compartments including the bottoms 8, backs 9, and extensions 1 0 are all integrally formed from a single piece of sheet material, such as sheet metal, the strip being bent upwardly at. right angles on lines at to form the backs 9 and bent downwardly atright angles on lines yto form the bottoms 8 of :the several compartments. The extensions or'guides, 10 are cut out from accomplished by extending the ends of the bottom portions 8 and bending the extensions downwardly to form flanges 8a, which may be spot welded or otherwise secured to the sides 6 of-the box frame. One end of the sheet of material is provided with a downturned flange 8b which may be secured to one of the ends 7 of the box frame, while the opposite ends of the sheet of material'is provided with a downturned flange 9a, which is secured to the opposite end of'the box frame.
- Bills are disposed inthe compartments, as illustrated in the drawings, the compartments being of slightly greater length than the bills and thereby holdingt-he bills against longitudinal displacement while the lower edges ofthe bills rest upon the bottom of the compartment, gravity thus causing the upper edges to be alined since the bottom of each compartment is'disposed at right angles to the slightlyinclined back and extension.
Regardless of whether the compartments are filled or only partially filled, the denominations of the bills in the several compartments will all be clearly displayed through the space between the extensions or guides and the side walls 6 of the box frame. 'When one compartment is filled the first bill in that compartment will have its edge disposed a considerable distance abovethe upper edge 'of the rear bill in the next'forward compartment. This enables the denominations of the bils, as well as the pictures on the bill Which are disposed in the compartments between the extensions or guides to beobserved from the forward end of the tray. One or more bills maybe quickly selected and withdrawn from the compartments since the upper edges of the bills in each compartment are substantially alined and this may conveniently be acomplished by grasping the upper edge of the desired bill or "bills with the thumb'and forefinger disposed in the space between the two extensions or guides of the compartment.
Gravity keeps the bottom edges of the bills together and-because of the inclined bottoms 8 of the compartments the bills-will not spread apart or slide over one another and consequently will never be disposed fiat against t-he bottom, even though only one or two bills are held in a compartment. V
The guides positively prevent the bills sliding from one compartment to another during the many operations of opening and closing the drawer or in the event that a draft strikes the tray.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that I have provided a simple and highly eflicient currency tray which eliminates the objectionable features common to trays extensively used at this time in banks and which facilitates the handling of currency and permits the teller or cashier to readily observe the denominations of the bills in the various compartments from the forward end of the tray.
It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope of my invention, which, generally stated, consists in a device capable of carrying out the objects above set forth, such as, shown and described and defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is: v
1. In a currency tray, a series of bill holding compartments each comprising a bottom inclined from the horizontal, and a back disposed at least at with relation to said bottom, saidback being of less height than the width of a bill, and extensions or guides pro- 'jecting upwardly from said back and lying in substantially the same plane therewith, said extensions constituting front partitions for the adjacent rear compartments.
2. In a currency tray, a series of bill holding compartments having spaced ends, each compartment including a bottom inclined from the'horizontal' and a back extending at an angle to said bottom, and of less height than the width of a' bill, and spaced extensions or guides projecting upwardly from said back and lying in substantially the same 'plane therewith.
3. In a currency tray, a frame including a pair of spaced substantially vertical walls, a series of bill holding compartments disposed transversely between said walls, said walls constituting the ends for said compartments, each of said compartments including a bottom inclined from the horizontal, and a back extending upwardly from said bottom at an angle of at-least 90 thereto and beingof less height than the width of a bill,
and extensions or guides projecting upward- .the length of.a standard bill, each of said compartments having a bottom inclined from the horizontal, and a back extending from said bottom at an angle thereto, the height of said back being less than the width of a bill, said backs having extensions project- Ill) ing upwardly and lying in a plane substantially coincident therewith and being spaced laterally from the ends of said compartments to disclose the printed denominations in the corners of bills disposed in the next rearward compartment.
5. In a currency tray, a series of bill compartments constructed from an integral sheet of material bent on parallel lines to form bottoms inclined from the horizontal and backs for each compartment extending at sub stantially angles with respect to said bottoms, and extensions or guides projecting upwardly from said backs and in planes coincident therewith, said extensions being cut from the bottom portions of the next rearward compartment.
6. In a currency tray, a series of bill compartments, constructed from an integral sheet of material bent on parallel lines to form bottoms inclined from the horizontal, and. backs for each compartment extending at substantially a 90 angle with respect to said bottoms, extensions or guides projecting upwardly from said backs and in planes coincident therewith, said extensions being cut from the bottom portions of the next rear ward compartments, and a rectangular box frame having spaced sides and ends, connections betwen the edges of the sheet from which said compartments are formed and the sides and ends of said box frame, whereby the sides of said frame will form the ends of said compartments.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
JOSEPH W. HOLLIDAY.