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Publication numberUS2508283 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 16, 1950
Filing dateMar 17, 1948
Priority dateMar 17, 1948
Publication numberUS 2508283 A, US 2508283A, US-A-2508283, US2508283 A, US2508283A
InventorsAlbert U Nelson, Charles E Nelson
Original AssigneeAlbert U Nelson, Charles E Nelson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable combination cash and ticket box
US 2508283 A
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May 16, 1950 A. u. NELSON ET AL PORTABLE COMBINATION CASH AND TICKET BOX 2 Sheets-Sheet l 1 t l l I ll r 0 I I i l ll WWI Filed March 17, 1948 INVENTORS flZ ber'fi (J. Nelson Charles Nelson May 1950 I A. u. NELSON ET AL 2,508,283

PORTABLE COMBINATION CASH AND TICKET BOX Filed March 17, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORS H Albert U. Nelson Charles E.NeZ,s'0n

l atented May Aib''rt ti. Nelsoii and Charles 'E'. Nelson, Portland, ores.

minimal; Meat 17, 19 4s, sen-aim; 151444 (01. s n -'14s)- This'inve'ntion peitainsto combination ticketbokes" andrelatesparticularly"t a novel kit or' 'use in the selling :and' collection of tickets.

It is'a principal'obiect' of this'inven'tion to videaicornbination o'fconta'iner's iorm'ingla port able kit whichniaybeseparated into'a ticket sales unit and, a ticket stub'ctne'ctcr unit for use at their respective stations;

1 Another" object "of our invention' is to provide a; ticketfsal's unit anda'jticket stub'c ile'fitorunit wl'i iimay be combined 'toform "aportable kit w ch thestub coIIector unit encloses the'sales' iiriit'in' fsuchmanne'r as tofpr'eve'nt' the spilling or'in'termixingof coins andcurrency retainedin tfie'fla'tter. I

Other objects and advantages of the present invention will appear from" the r newing: de; tailed description, taken" in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Fig; 1 is? a perspectiveview of the assembled units comprising thepresent invention;

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along the lines 22 of Fig. 1 if the box wereclose'd;

Fig; 3 is a perspective view" of the ticket sales unit of the present invention with thecurrency tray raised to expose a currency?storagecompartment; and H V V Fig.4. isa perspective v'iew'i of the ticketsale's tray: with the ticket storage portion.

The-ticket stub coue'ctor'umt ciomprises'ai box I having a" hinged'Iid'Z'Whichforms a'carryiiig case enclosing the containers comprising the sales and stub collector units of the present invention. The case is secured in closed position by .means of locks 3 and is provided with a handle 4 for convenience in carrying. A compartment 5 :is formed across the front side of the lid and extends the full length thereof. A slot 8 is cut in the side of the lid and communicates with the compartment. Thus, ticket stubs may be fed through the slot and collected in the compartment for counting at the end of a ticket taking period. A door i is slidably mounted in the inner wall of the compartment, as by the tongue-andgroove connection shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing, thereby providing an opening through which the stubs may be removed at the end of the ticket taking period.

The ticket sales unit comprises a series of trays mounted one upon the other and secured together at their rearward sides'by means of hinges 8. The bottom tray is a ticket tray 9, and is provided with spindles l8 mounted upon the bottom of the tray to receive ticket rolls l I. The ends of the ticket rolls are threaded through slots !2 from ted rpriust "ih eam yew re; and'where S151 e' p llit he tickets'are sold, and a location for a doorman or gatekeeper who receives the tickets as the customers are admitted. The doorman retains the ticket stubs in order to check or otherwise determine the total attendance. These two units form the kit of the present invention.

In operation, the concessionarie places the rolls of tickets. upon the spindle iii in the ticket tray, arranges currency and coins in the various compartments provided therefor and deposits additional cash and tickets in the storage compartment. The sales unit is then placed in the box i, the lid closed thereover, and the kit is ready to be transported to the place where tickets are to be sold. There the sales unit is removed from the box, the ends of the ticket rolls threaded through the slots [2, and the sales booth is ready for operation. The case is placed on end at the doormans station, exposing the slot 6 through which the ticket stubs may be admitted to the stub collector compartment 5.

After the ticket sales have been terminated, the sales unit is replaced within the box I, the lid is closed, and the kit thereupon taken to the cashier responsible for checking the receipts. Upon opening the case the cashier opens the door I, removes the ticket stubs, and checks their number against the number of tickets sold, as determined from the ticket rolls. The money deposited in the storage compartment and arranged in the currency and coin compartments is then readily counted and recorded to complete the accounting for the day. Coins, currency, tickets and additional supplies are then arranged in their various compartments, and the kit is reassembled, ready for immediate use.

We claim:

1. In combination, a ticket sales unit and ticket stub collector unit; said ticket sales unit comprising, a ticket tray, a second tray hinged to and overlying said ticket tray, coin compartments in said second tray, a storage compartment behind said coin compartments, and a currency tray hinged to said second 'tray and overlying said storage compartment; said ticket stub collector unit comprising, a box having a hinged lid, a compartment therein; said ticket sales unit being constructed and arranged to be removably received in said box, the face of the lid and said compartment of the box being opposed to and complementary with and closely enclosing said currency and coin compartments when the lid is in closed position.

2. In combination, a ticket sales unit and a ticket stub collecting unit; said ticket sales unit comprising, a ticket tray, means on said tray rotatably securing ticket rolls therein, slots in the side of the tray for threading said rolls therethrough, a, second tray hinged to and overlying said ticket tray, coin compartments in said second tray arranged across the front thereof, a storage compartment behind said coin compartments, a currency tray hinged to said second tray and overlying said storage compartment, and currency stalls on said currency tray; said ticket stub collector unit comprising, a box having a hinged lid, a compartment therein, said ticket sales unit being constructed and arranged to be removably received in said box, the face of the lid and said compartment of the box being opposed to and complementary with and closely enclosing said currency and coin compartments when the lid is in closed position.

3. A kit comprising, a ticket sales unit and a ticket stub collector unit; said ticket sales unit comprising, a ticket tray, spindles on said tray rotatably securing ticket rolls therein, slots in the front side of the tray for threading said rolls therethrough, a second tray hinged to and overlying said ticket tray, coin compartments in said second tray extending the full depth thereof, a storage compartment behind said coin compartments, and a currency tray hinged to said second tray and overlying said storage compartment; said ticket stub collector unit comprising, a box having a hinged lid, a compartment therein, said ticket sales unit being constructed and arranged to be removably received in said box, the face of the lid and said compartment of the box being opposed to and complementary with and closely enclosing said currency and coin compartments when the lid is in closed position.

4. In combination, a ticket sales unit and a ticket stub collector unit; said ticket sales unit comprising, a ticket tray, spindles on said tray rotatably securing ticket rolls therein, slots in the front side of the tray for threading said rolls therethrough, a second tray hinged to and overlying said ticket tray, coin compartments in said second tray arranged across the front thereof and extending the full depth of said tray, 2. storage compartment behind said coin compartments, a currency tray hinged to said second tray and overlying said storage compartment, and spaced parallel slats defining currency stalls on said currency tray; said ticket stub collector unit comprising, a box having a hinged lid, a compartment therein, said ticket sales unit being constructed and arranged to be removably received in said box, the face of the lid and said compartment of the box being opposed to and complementary with and closely enclosing said currency and coin compartments when the lid is in closed position.

ALBERT U. NELSON. CHARLES E. NELSON.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 821,350 Ferris May 22, 1906 920,751 Kersey May 4, 1909 1,521,650 Rudolph Jan. 6, 1925

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US2711357 *Jul 25, 1950Jun 21, 1955Albert U NelsonCombination cash and ticket box
US2804197 *Feb 12, 1954Aug 27, 1957Johnson Lewis LCash box
US3198341 *Apr 5, 1962Aug 3, 1965Jet PlasticsDispenser tray
US4786785 *Aug 10, 1987Nov 22, 1988Ncr CorporationMethod and apparatus for secure storage of valuables
US5168987 *Mar 9, 1992Dec 8, 1992Helix Group PlcCashbox
EP1380223A1 *Jul 9, 2003Jan 14, 2004Durable Hunke & Joachim GmbH & Co. KG.Cash box
Classifications
U.S. Classification312/200, 312/237, 312/212, 206/.81
International ClassificationA45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C2001/006, A45C1/00
European ClassificationA45C1/00