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Publication numberUS2681730 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 22, 1954
Filing dateJun 16, 1951
Priority dateJul 10, 1950
Publication numberUS 2681730 A, US 2681730A, US-A-2681730, US2681730 A, US2681730A
InventorsThomas Carne Nelson
Original AssigneeNcr Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cash receptacle
US 2681730 A
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June 22, 1954 N. T. cARNE CASH RECEPTACLE 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed June 16, 1951 INVENTOR NELSON THOMAS GARNE HIS ATTORNEYS Patented June 22, 1954 UNITED STATES FATENT OFFICE CASH RECEPTACLE Nelson Thomas Carne, London, England, assigno to The National Cash Register Company, Dayton, Ohio, a corporation of Maryland Application June 16, 1951, Serial No. 231,995

Claims priority, application Great Britain July 10, 1950 Claims. (Cl. 206--.83)

This inventicn l'elates to cash receptacles Which The drawer illustrated is Suit-able for use in a are sub-dividecl into a plurality of different comcash registei` and compl'ises a. tray having a recpartinents for containing cash in the form of tangular base i (see Fig. 3) to Which is secured coins or bank notes. by means of screws Z, side Walls 3 and front and The present nvention is more particularly con- 5 back: Walls lt, 5, the outer surface of each side Wall oerned With cash drawers for use in cash regis- 3 being provided With a metal runner E and a ters and service counters, and is also applioable latch ':i. to removable 'trays for use With such drawers. It Will be assumed for the purpose of the fol- Feretofoi'e, the partitions sub-dividing such lowing description that it is required to divide draWers or the like into a plurality of compartthe drawer into eight compartments.

ments, have been formed either integrally With A member 8 (Figs. 2, 3 and 4) in the form of a the frame of the dratver, or secured thereto so as cove, i. e. a member having two plane faces at to .form a rigid structure Whereby the design of right angles to each other connected by a third the compartinents has been face Which is concave, is thel'efore provided in This type of cash receptacle has attendant unthe fore-front of the tray With the Vertical face desirable features both in manufa-cture and use, the front Wall 13 thereof, and extenciing as for example, Whereas it may be most economithe full Width of the said tray. cal to manufacture a standard type of drawer, A further cove 9 of equal length, silnilarly in use it is desirable that the compartments positioned, is provided internediate the depth of should be arranged according to the various types the drawer so that the distance between the conof cash to be handled in particular instances. Cave surface oi said cove 3 and the back 5 O1"- the The Object of the invention is to provide a cash tray is substantially two thirds of the depth of receptacle Which not only oii'ers economy in mansaid tray. ufacture, but also provides flexibility of arrange- The front portion thus formed is divided by a ment of the compartments so that they may be fiat partition le Which is slightly more in length designed in a nlanner most suitable to accommothan one third` of the depth of the tray. The date the cash to be handled t ereby. back portion is centrally divided by a partition ll According to the present invention a cash re- Which is approximately equal in length to the cepta-cle colnprises a tray, a plurality of intermaximum length of the paper money to be changeable members adapted to be arrangecl 39 handled and Which is slightly less than two thirds Within the tray so as to partitlon the tray into a of the depth of the tray, to provide left and rightrequired number of cash compartments, the memhand compartments. bers being`` seiectivelyremovable and/or exchange- The left and right-hand compartments are able so as to enable modification of the cash 00meach :livided laterally by a cove l2 Which is ap- Dartments in their Size, shape, 01' number, Or in 2:, pl-Oximately half the length of the caves a and 9 aconlbinaton of these factl's. so as to form a pair of sub-oompartments, the The members are preferably securable Within fol-emcst pair of Which 35.3 each dvfied longituthe tray various positions so as to sub-divide dinauy by a partmon 3 Which is sghflv less said tray both ei'ally and longittudinally antd than One third of the :Gram V 1"! '1 *1, 73 f e I' q 1,

t-o dtbhsmcay formclms R-eierrlng more partlcularly to Flg. lt Will of the 061,5 of the Compmtmems be seen that the opposite ends OI" partition The above and other subsidiary features of the aeertlca and Curve respetn'ely' O meet the present invention as applied, by Way of example Velucal Concave faces of the Comsonly, to one Inanner of carrying it into effect, Will The Vetf anf COnaVe fs Of the COVeS Ba now be described and are illustrated in the ac- 9, are provloed With corrcspondlng slots l, and

conipanying drawings. notohes l, respectively, adapted to accommodate In Said drawings: the ends of the partitions, the forward end of Fig. l is a perspective View of the cash drawer, each patition having a lug for engagement looking from the front of the cash draWer. With a selected notch 5 of its associated cove, and

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the cash draWer, the reaI'Wa-l'd end of each partition engaging With looking from the rear of the cash draWer. the slots the Vertical faces of the coves 2 only Fig, 3 is an exploded view of Fig. 2. being slotted (see Fig. 3). Fig. 4 is a detail view of a modified form of a 'The upper corner of the real' end of each parcove for a coin compartment. tition is notched at l? (see Fig. 3) Which serves to accommodate retaining strips IS (see Figs, 1 and 2) Which extend laterally across the tray.

The side Walls 3 are notched at 19 (see Fg. 3) to accommodate the` ends of the retaining strips H8 Which are secured thereto and to the coves by means of screvvs 2%.

Reierring to Fig. 3 it Will be seen that the base i of the tray is provided With lateral grooves 2i accommodating the horizonte-1 faces of the coves, the latter being secured by screws passing through holes 22 in the base and engaging therewth. Wh Te the coves are not fitted, the grcoves may be filled by the addition of fillets (not shown) to build up the level of the floor.

It Will be seen from Figs. l and 3 that the parltion ll and the side Walls 3 of the tray are each provided with a bush 23. The purpose of each bush to carry the shank of the usual bill or note clip (not shown) should one or more compartments be required to accommodate bank. notes.

In such a case, all that is necessary to modify the drawer, is to remove one, or both, coves 2, and diVide the relevant compartment remaining, longitudinally, by means of the addition of a partition similar in length to the partition H, the additional partition carrying a bush on each face thereof.

One or more coves may also be provided, dependent upon the required design of the compartlnents, Which may be approximately half the length of the coves 2.

The components of the drawer are preferably moulded from a thermo-setting plastic, but may also be made in Wood or metal.

The coves could be made as sheet metal pressings, or moulded from thermo-setting plastic, and in the latter case they may be holloW as shown in Fig. 4. In this latter construction each end. of the holloW coves is formed With an internal rib 25% having a portion 25 thereof bored at 2% by means of Which the coves can be secured to the base i of the tray.

As the coves and partitions are of various lengths according to the capacity of the compartments Which they are to compose, many other combinations and arrangements of compartrnents can be obtained by the selective use of the components above mentioned Which may thus be lept as stock parts and Withdravvn as required, thercby meeting the majority of practical requirements in regard to the arrangements of cash dratvers. Also, drawers already in use can be modified to suit any alteration of requirements, simply by changing the components.

What olaimed is:

l`. In a cash receptacle, the combination of a tray, a plurality of members mounted in the tray, said members having horizontal, Vertical and coved suriaces, recesses in the bottom of the tray, the horizontal surfaces of the members mounted in said recesses, notches in the upper edge of said members, corresponding slots cut in the Vertical surfaces of .said members, and partitions, fewer in number than the number of slots and notches, each partition having one end ormed With a lug and the other end having a Vertical Wall, said lugs mounted in selected ones of the notches of the members and said Vertical Walls mounted in selected ones of the slots of said members, to selectively form cash receptacles of predetermined arrangements.

2. In a cash receptacle, the combination of a tray, a plurality of members mounted in the tray, said members having horizontal, Vertical and coved surfaces, recesses in the bottom of the tray, the horizontal surfaces of the members mounted in said recesses, notches in the upper edge of said members, corresponding slots cut in the Vertical surfaces of said members, and partitions, fewer in number than the number of slots and notches, each partition having one end iormed With a lu g and the other end having a Vertical Wall, said lugs mounted in selected ones of the notches of the members and said Vertical Walls mounted in selected ones of the slots of said members, to selectively form cash reoeptacles of predetermined arrangements, and retaining strips located over the said lugs, and partitions and secured to the tray to maintain the members and partitions in the selected positions.

3. In a cash receptacle the combination of a tray, a plurality of interchangeable elements mounted Within the tray so as to partition the tray into a selected number of cash compartments, said elements comprising members having horizontal, Vertical and coved Surfaces, and partitions having one end curved to conform With the contour of the coves and the other end being Vertical, notches in the members spaced at Varying distances, corresponding slots in the Vertical surfaces of the members, lugs formed at the upper terminus of the curved ends of the partitions, said lugs insertcd into selected ones of the notches and the said Vertical ends of the partitions inserted into selected ones of the slots, and means to maintain the coves and partitions in their respective positions.

4. In a cash receptacle the combination of a tray, a plurality of interchangeable elements mounted Within the tray so as to partition the tray into a selected number of cash compartments, said elements comprising members having horizontal, Vertical and coved surfaces and partitions having one end curved to conform With the contour of the coves and the other end being Vertical, notches in the members spaced at Varying distances, corresponding slots in the Vertical surfaces of the members, lugs formed at the upper terminus of the curved ends of the partitions, said lugs inserted into selected ones of the notches and the said Vertical ends of the partitions inserted into selected ones of the slots, and means to maintain the coves and partitions in their selected positions and recesses formed in the bottom of the tray to receive the members.

5. In a cash receptacle the combination of a tray, a plurality of interchangeable elements mounted Within the tray so as to partition the tray into a selected number of cash compartments, said elements comprising members having horizontal, Vertical and coved surfaces and partitions having One end curved to conform With the Contour of the coves and the other end being Vertical, notches in the members spaced at Varying distances, corresponding slots in the Vertical suraces of the members, lugs formed at the upper terminus of the curved ends of the partitions, said lugs nserted into selected ones of the notches and the said Vertical ends of the partitions inserted into selected ones of the slots, and means to maintain the coves and partitions in their respective positions, and recesses formed in the bottom of the tray to receive the members, said coVe members forming floors for the cash compartments.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/.83, 235/22, 220/533
International ClassificationA47B88/20, A47B88/00, G07G1/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07G1/0027, A47B88/20
European ClassificationA47B88/20, G07G1/00B2