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Publication numberUS2155549 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1939
Filing dateOct 17, 1938
Priority dateOct 17, 1938
Publication numberUS 2155549 A, US 2155549A, US-A-2155549, US2155549 A, US2155549A
InventorsHouse Herbert E
Original AssigneeHouse Herbert E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cash drawer lining insert
US 2155549 A
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April 25, 1939. H, E. HOUSE 2,155,549

CASH DRAWER LINING INSERT Filed OCT.. 17, 1938 Summer Patented Apr. 2.5, 1939 UNITED STATES' PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

This invention relates to metal liners for wooden cash drawers, more particularly the change compartments thereof which, because of hard usuage, become chipped and rough, the back partitions frequently being perforated by the throwing of coins into a compartment with the result that coins escape into the bill compartments at the back of such cash register drawers.

The change compartments also become extreme- W ly dirty and unsanitary, make it more dicult to withdraw coins, and sometimes are so splintered as to wound the fingers of the users.

Another object of the invention is to provide a liner of very simple construction which, when J once positioned without the use of extraneous securing means, is permanently held against rattling or from accidental detachment in service.

With the general objects named in view and others as will hereinafter appear, the invention consists in certain novel and useful features of construction and organization of parts as hereinafter described and claimed; and in order that it may be fully understood, reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a cash drawer showing the usual coin compartments at the front edge of the drawer, equipped with liners embodying the invention.

Figure 2 is a section on the line II-II of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a section on the line III- III of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of liner in which the top edges of its front and back walls are formed with outstanding embedment teeth to be forced into the corresponding walls of a coin compartment.

In the said drawing, where like reference char- 40 acters identify corresponding parts in all of the figures, I is the drawer of a cash register. Spaced rearwardly of the front edge 2 of the drawer, is a transverse partition 3, said partition together with the longitudinally extending partitions 4,

45 forming a series of coin compartments 5 at the front edge of the cash drawer. For convenience in withdrawing change, it is usual to provide the lower front corner of each compartment with a rounded filler block 6. 'I'hese compartments 50 when made of wood are splintered and worn away by extensive use, until they are not only very unsightly and unsanitary, but even interfere with the smooth and free withdrawal of coins and sometimes wound the fingers of the user.

Therefore, in order to restore such compartments to clean and sanitary condition and also to speed up the operation of withdrawing change, resilient metal plates of width corresponding to that of the change compartments, are bent to provide back, bottom and front walls, 1, 8 and 9 respectively. The plates, however. are bent a trifle oversize so that as each lining plate is 10 inserted in a drawer compartment, a strain is imposed on the liner to tension the same so that reaction causes its back and front walls to be tightly clamped against the corresponding walls of the compartment. 15

In the practical application of the liner, it has been found that its resiliency can not be depended upon to hold it permanently in position when subjected to the violent shocks and jars incident to cash register operation and the friction resulting from the withdrawal of coins. Therefore, the upper edges of its back and front walls are formed with a series of outwardly projecting embedment teeth or discontinuous anges I0 (Figure 4). In positioning the liner, the teeth I0 at first 25 merely frictionally press against the walls of the compartment as a result of the resiliency of the walls 'I and 9, until the operator applies force to cause the teeth to form their own openings and become embedded in the walls of the compartment as shown in Figure 3.

From the above description it will be apparent that I have produced a construction embodying all of the features of advantage set forth as desirable; and while I have described and illustrated the preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that I reserve the right to al1 changes within the spirit of the invention and without the ambit of the prior art.

I claim:

A metal liner for cash drawer compartments comprising a resilient metal plate of Width corresponding to a compartment and comprising only front, bottom and back walls, the upper edges of the front and back walls being formed with a series of outwardly projecting teeth for embedment into corresponding walls of the compartment, the liner being tensioned when fitted into position whereby its reaction maintains the teeth embedded in the front and back walls of the compartment.


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US2508981 *Apr 11, 1945May 23, 1950Williams Bill DCurrency containing cabinet
US2681730 *Jun 16, 1951Jun 22, 1954Ncr CoCash receptacle
US6490774 *Feb 22, 2001Dec 10, 2002Odie Kenneth CarterAdded coin compartments for current cash tills
DE3535332A1 *Oct 3, 1985Apr 9, 1987Schwarzwaelder KuechenmoebelweDrawer
U.S. Classification217/3.00R, 206/.81
International ClassificationA47B88/00, A47B88/20
Cooperative ClassificationA47B88/20
European ClassificationA47B88/20