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Publication numberUS2648300 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1953
Filing dateApr 3, 1951
Priority dateApr 3, 1951
Publication numberUS 2648300 A, US 2648300A, US-A-2648300, US2648300 A, US2648300A
InventorsBeedle Eugene C
Original AssigneeGuardian Burglar Proof Equipme
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Teller's window
US 2648300 A
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E. c. BEEDLE 2,648,300

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TELLEFS WINDQW Eugene C.-'Beedle, :Bay Village, Ohio, assigner to The Guardian fBurglar Proof Equipment :C9131 many. Cleveland, Ohio, a koorpor.MienteffQllflQ Annlieetion. April. 1951. ,Serial Nefill .'l-Glaims. (C1. E9e-19) This invention relates to improvements in a bank-tellers window or the like andernoreparticularly to improvements vin a tellers Window for use in drive-'in banking Systems Where the window is positioned on'tle outer Wall of the building facinga driveway so that the occupant of a motor vehicle may complete the usual banking transactions whileseated in the vehicle. These, therefore, are the vgeneral objects of the present invention.

A more specific object of this invention is the provision of a tellers window yfor use in onnection with drive-n banking systems and which ,will be so arranged that both the teller and the transaction will be in full view of the customer at all times, and wherein the teller `Will have a full view of the approaching customer.

A ,further object. or the invention is the .provision of an improved drive-in tellers window which will keep 'the teller inaccessible lfrom the outside at all times, and which may he readily constructed and installed.

According tothe invention, there ieprovided e tellers window inoludieee vertical frame having en enlarged window opening `en@ a `sneller opening, .speoesi Ytherebelow- The WiridoW opening ieeloeed ley` e transparent elesille while the Seeend. opening is normally eloeed'by .the v.front well of` en operi .topped recept le- This reeepteeleie slidebly mounted in theifreme `so that its. @pentole be mede ,eeeeseiblezfrom `either tbeouter or innerieee oitlie ,es

...substan- ,eritel' lille disposed between the two openings .in thegireme .and berieetll whioh thereoepteele lies .when .in ,ite innermost eoeition- :The teble is ,provided withenepenine whieh resietere with the open top of the receptacle when the front wall .thereof le in position closing the frame opening. A `rum/able elosure ,is pvotelly .eomieeted tothe table and Ais `rrlovelole.toelese the .Opening therein- Meene. is, provided Wherebrthe elosure'is locked .in .lts closed position when the receptecle .is

moved outward relativeto the window for the reception of e deposit 'bythe depestorfend me? not be opened until thereceptacle is in its closed position. Means are also provided, -to Y prevent l-withdrawal of the vreceptacle unless the table Y closure is in vits closed position.

Other objects of this invention will become` :more apparent from the Y, following gdesc-ription, lreferencebeingk had to a preferred .embodiment thereofillustrated in the Vaccompanying drawng. tThe essential A`features of the invention ,wm :be summarized inthe .claims 2 the drawings, Fig. ll is a perspective ygif-the ,improved tellers windowas viewedfroin theoute Iside; Fig. 2 isa 'fragmentary Sectional viewhin perspective, rthe plane of vthe section being Linr- ,dieated by the lines 2-2 on Fig. l; I iig. ,S3 a perspective View of the Window removedirogl the wall structure andas viewed fronti/he in,- side thereof; Figi. 4 4is atransverse "se ,anenlarged scale as indicatedbyfthe linnn in Eig, `1`; Fig. 5 is a transverse vertioal .seetion Aas indicated `-by the lines ,5u-.5911 Fig i4] f lig.y .A6 Yis a fragmentarysectonal lviewf to ljig. 5 but illustrating the receptacle ,in tion .to be moved to e Positionto he eeeeeeihle yfrom theexterior of the window; rFig. 1 a fragmentary sectional view Vtaken in the 1195i- Izontal plane indicatedbyithe line 6.-6 Ion 'g3 5. J As illustrated in Vthe drawings,;the ki,pllilgv d ,tellers windowcomprises a frame `strueture I0 .includinga plurality of channel-,shaped vmel/fnbers II y secured together at -their ends, ,a by `welding, toform a rectangle. The anges E-I12 of ythe channels project outwardly to failitate y the seciiigiifig of lthe v fran-ie structure in pQitiQIl Ain the Walls of a building or the like. Aneigternel face plate I5 is secured asl by weldingfto 'the outer .feee of. ythe Channels-and is provided with enlarged lwindow opening I6 yand ,a ,smaller or `supplemental `opening .I1 Awhichiis spaced/,below utheWindow openingas indicated inFigs. 2y and 4. '-Bothopenings' Ivand rl-1,1ie within lthe confines olf the rectangle 1 formed by ,the r channel members IVI. The main opening I6 is closed by .a transparent memberrsuchasia pape, of heavy glass I8 which is held in position ggginst the face plate I5 by suitable .securing `members I9 which may be bolted or othelwe secured `either vto the ,channel members I-I or to @table portion A3l) L hereinafter to be .more efillly described The flablxtends horizontally inward'frQm triefageL plate I5 and is positioned between :the .mein .opening Window opening` ls and vthe sep- `pl@mental opening I'I. rThis table is supported by andseured to' the frame- I'O'. .As illustrated, thetable yis provided with downwardly extending side and end walls 3I which `-are joindxby a bottom wall 5.32. The .walls `:3I` land ,i2 'xforwa-rdto the framek plate IB andff 01`;m,a, harniber k3:4 vaccesi km which had either pi gh the sup'plementalopeningfv Il i the fratrie, plile or thrnugnen opening 35 neigingen." f An open topped reoepteele .or drewer.0,..to receive, deoositefextepde threllghztlie -eenill is e' 1yrmounted le he freeze .Ie-for .tmoremeei iron a positiee wlthinfthe `loterieleer 33 with its front wall 4| closing the frame opening I1 and its open top 42 in registration with the opening 35 in the table, to an open position shown in Fig. 2. In its open position, the open top of the receptacle extends to the outer exterior of the window to receive a deposit. The receptacle 40 is shown as being provided with rollers 44 which engage suitable guides 45 carried by the walls of the chamber 33. These rollers also may serve to prevent the full withdrawal of the receptacle from the window. The front wall 4| of the receptacle normally closes the opening |1 in the face plate I5. A supplemental rectangular frame 49 is secured to the outer face of the plate |5 and encircles the front of the drawer 40 to provide a ush external surface and prevent opening from the drawer 40 from the exterior of the window.

The opening 35 in the table 30 may be closed by a pivoted panel or door 5U. This door is provided with a hinge 5| which extends along one side thereof and is secured to both the under sides of the table 30 and the door 50. When in its closed position the door 50 extends from the hinge 5| toward the edge 52 of the table 30 opposite the hinge 5|. The door is spaced from the edge 52 to provide an elongated narrow slot 53 which extends substantially the full length of the panel or door 40. Adjacent its rearmost end this slot is provided with an enlarged portion 54 arranged to receive a bar `55 which is pivotally secured as at 56 to the receptacle 40. When the receptacle 40 is in its closed position the bar is swung outwardly into the enlarged portion 54 of the slot by a spring 51 which is interposed between the bar and the receptacle. The upper end of the bar 55 is provided with a dly facing abutment 58 positioned subdownwar stantially in the plane of the upper face of the table 30. Accordingly, when the door 50 is in bar 54 may be swung its closed position, the

t of Figs. 5 and '7) to about its pivot (to the le the position shown in Fig. 6, whereupon the teller may move the bar forwardly through the slot 53, thus moving the receptacle 4|) outward to the position shown in Fig. 2. The overhanging abutment overlies the edge of the door 50 and prevents opening of the door unless the receptacle is in its closed position entirely within the chamber 33. Accordingly, a depositor will have no access to the teller through the opening because of the receptacle being either in an open or partially open position.

When the receptacle is in its closed position within the chamber 33, its open top registers with the opening 35 therein.

The receptacle 40 is locked in its open position by the panel 50. This is accomplished by a bar 60 secured to the under face of the panel which, when the door and receptacle are in their closed positions, assumes the position shown in Fig. 5. When, however, the door 50 begins to open the bar 60 moves from the full line position to the dotted line position shown in Fig. 5. As the bar starts its movement towards the dotted line position, consequent upon the opening of the panel, it moves into locking engagement with the forward face of a block which is secured to the side of the drawer 40 adjacent its rearmost edge. Accordingly, forward movement of the drawer or receptacle 40 is prevented unless the door 50 is in its closed position.

The front portion of the receptacle is illustrated as being provided with an inclined front wall 48 which is visible to the de ositor times when the door 50 is openpand thaet 111% ceptacle in its closed position. A two-way electronic'sound system may be provided, a, portion of which is generally indicated at 'l5 as being mounted on the front face of the frame plate I6, and which permits normal conversation between the teller and the depositor.

From the foregoing it Will be seen that at no time is the teller accessible from the outside of the window except through the two-way sound system, and that the teller and the apparent transaction is at all times in full view of the customer. Furthermore, inasmuch as the .receptacle 40 is positioned beneath the table top it is always visible to the depositor when the cover 50 is open.

I claim:

l. A tellers window comprising, a window frame having front and rear faces together with an enlarged window opening and a supplemental opening positioned theiebelow, a transparent closure for said window opening, a substantially horizontally extending table extendincr inward from said frame from a point aboveD the supplemental opening and below the window opening, an open top receptacle having a front wall adapted to normally close the supplemental opening, and a drawer portion normally extending inward from the frame beneath said table, said table having an opening registering with the open top of the receptacle while the receptacle is in its normal position a movable closure for said opening, means to support said receptacle for outward movement through said supplemental opening, means to limit the extent of the outward movement, and means to prevent outward movement of the receptacle unes said closure is in an opening-closing posi- 2. A tellers window comprisin frame having front and rear faces bgthgilnigijt an enlarged window opening, the supplemental opening spaced therebelow, a transparent closure for said window opening, a substantially horizontal table extending inward from said frame from a point intermediate said openings said table having downwardly depending sidaes and end walls connected by a bottom wall and forming a chamber, the front of which is accessible through the supplemental opening, said table having an opening to permit access to said chamber, a receptacle slidably mounted in said chamber for movement through said supplemental opening, a door to close the opening in the table top, and means to prevent opening gssiftiid dootihuntless the receptacle is in its closed ion wi i s fron g in Said frame. t face closing the opening 3. A tellers window comprising frame having front and rear faces togthfzlilnisictlxiy an enlarged window opening, the second opening spaced therebelow, a transparent closure for said window opening, a substantially horizontal table extending inward from said frame from a point intermediate said openings, said table having downwardly depending sides and end walls connected by a bottom wall forming a chamber the front of which is accessible through the second-named opening, said table having an opening to permit access to said chamber, an open topped receptacle slidably mounted in said chamber ioi movement through said second-named opening, a movable door to close the opening in the table, means to prevent outward movement of the receptacle unless the door is in its closed position, and means to prevent opening of said door unless the receptacle is in its closed position with its front face closing the opening in said frame.

4. A tellers window comprising, a window frame having front and rear faces together with an enlarged window opening, the second opening spaced therebelow, a transparent closure for said window opening, a substantially horizontal table extending inward from said frame from a point intermediate said openings, said table having downwardly depending sides and end Walls connected by a bottom wall forming a chamber the front of which is accessible through the second-named opening, said table top having an opening to permit access to said chamber, a receptacle slidably mounted in said chamber for movement through said second-named opening, a movable door to selectively close the opening in the table top, means carried by said door and coasting with said receptacle to prevent outward movement of the receptacle unless the door is in its closed position, means to prevent opening of said door unless the receptacle is in its closed position with its front face closing the opening in said frame, and means accessible from the rear of said window to actuate said door and receptacle.

5. A tellers window comprising, a window frame adapted to be inset in a vertical wall and having an opening extending therethrough, a transparent member carried by said frame and closing said opening, a second opening extending through said frame and positioned below the ilrst named opening, an open top receptacle having a front wall adapted to close said secondnamed opening, said receptacle being mounted in said frame for movement from one side or the other thereof, a substantially horizontally extending table extending inward from said frame below the rst-named opening and above the second-named opening, said receptacle adapted to extend inward from said frame beneath said table, said table having an opening therein registering with the open top of said receptacle, a closure movable to and from a position to close the opening in the table, said receptacle being slidably mounted in said frame for movement to a forward position with its open top accessible from the exterior of the frame to an inward position with its open top accessible only through the opening in said table top, and means accessible from the inner face of said frame to actuate said receptacle.

6. A tellers window comprising, a window frame adapted to be inset in a vertical wall and having an opening extending therethrough, a transparent member carried by said frame and closing said opening, a second opening extending through said frame and positioned below the rst named opening, an open top receptacle having,r a iront wall adapted to close said secondnamed opening, said receptacle being mounted in said frame for movement from one side or the other thereof, a substantially horizontally extending table extending inward from said frame below the rst-named opening and above the second-named opening, said receptacle adapted to extend inward from said frame beneath said table, said table having an opening therein registering with the open top of said receptacle, a closure movable to and from a position to close the opening in the table, said receptacle being slidably mounted in said frame for movement to a forward position with its open top accessible from the exterior of the frame and an inward position with its open top accessible only through the opening in said table top, means to actuate said receptacle, and means to lock the closure in a closing position when the open top of the receptacle is accessible from the exterior of said frame.

'7. A tellers window comprising, a window frame adapted to be inset in a vertical wall and having an opening extending therethrough, a transparent member carried by said frame and closing said opening, a secondr opening extending through said frame and positioned below the first-named opening, an open top receptacle having a front wall adapted to close said secondnamed opening, said receptacle being mounted in said frame for movement from one side or the other thereof, a substantially horizontally extending table extending inward from said frame below the first-named opening and above the second-named opening, said receptacle adapted to extend inward from said frame beneath said table, said table having an opening therein registering with the open top of said receptacle, a closure movable to and from a position to close the opening in the table top, said receptacle being slidably mounted in said frame for movement to a forward position with its open top accessible from the exterior of the frame and an inward position with its open top accessible only through the opening in said table top, means accessible from the inner face of said frame to actuate said receptacle, means to lock the closure in a closing position when the open top of the receptacle is accessible from the exterior of the frame, and means releasable from the inner face of the window to latch the receptacle in its closed position.

EUGENE C BEEDLE.

References Cited in the iile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,714,305 Gassen May 21, 1929 1,958,321 Stadtler s May 8, 1934

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Classifications
U.S. Classification109/19, 232/43.4, 186/37
International ClassificationE05G7/00, A47F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05G7/008, A47F13/00
European ClassificationA47F13/00, E05G7/00D4D