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Jan. 20, 1959 B. BENBASSAT COMBINATION CHECK AND CASH DISBURSEMENT BOOK Filed Aug. 20, 1956 rmeo cw 30 F m M IJ w m u F a i N m m a M .4 TTOR NE Y United Sttes Patent COMBINATION CHECK AND CASH DISBURSEMENT BOOK Bessie Benbassat, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application August 20, 1956, Serial No. 605,029
2 Claims. (Cl. 283-57) This invention relates to books and, more particularly, to a check and cash disbursement book in which a stub remains after the removal of a part of a page.
In order to dispense with the need of several record books, in addition to the usual check book, various types of accounting systems have been proposed in which all of the records may be kept in a single volume. These various types of devices met with varying degrees of success, depending upon the particular system used, and the dependency upon additional records to be maintained in other books. An object of this invention, is to provide a check book and cash disbursement book that is operative to provide a continuous record of check and cash disbursements in a single volume that is simple to follow, efficient in use, and which will overcome the necessity for maintaining additional records.
Another object of this invention is to provide a check book and cash disbursement book that will reduce the volume of work required to check balances and which will entirely eliminate errors resulting from the usual necessity of having to copy figures from one book into another.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of this invention will become apparent from a study of the specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a book made in accordance with the present invention;
Figures 2, 3, and 4 are top plan views of certain pages of the book shown in Figure 1; and
Figure 5 is a plan view of certain pages of the book shown in Figure 1 in an extended position.
Referring now to Figure 1 of the drawing, a check and cash disbursement book It made in accordance with the present invention is shown to include a plurality of pages a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, and 1', all of different sizes and all adapted to be bound together along their upper edge 15. Each page includes three check blanks that are consecutively numbered from 1 through 30, it being understood that additional or fewer such checks may be used, as desired. The top of each page is provided with three lines for the entry of information that are divided into various columns for the entry of information. These columns include a check number column 16, a purpose of disbursement column 17, and an amount column 18. The three checks of each page are secured along perforated lines 13 immediately below the respective three lines provided for the entry of information.
While the first page a of the book has the three information lines disposed adjacent to the very top of the binding edges 15, with the checks secured immediately there below, each of the subsequent pages, b, c, etc.,'
It will therefore be recognized, that as the firstlines 4, 5, and 6, for theentry of information will also i become available for use immediately below the last line 3 of the previous or first page As the next pagesof checks are used the following lines for the entry of information will also become available, continuously throughout the entire use of the book. Finally, after the entire thirty checks have been disbursed, the lines for the entry of information on each page will present a continuous page similar to that shown in Figure 5.
As is more clearly shown in Figure 5, an eleventh extension tally sheet 25 is provided immediately below the tenth sheet j. Normally, the extension sheet 25 is folded into the book along the vertical fold line 23 so that it is hidden from view except when it is desired that you make the necessary entries therein for the purpose of maintaining accurate records. As shown, the extension sheet includes ledger entry columns 26 and outstanding check entry column 28, as well as an enlarged Work sheet space 30 disposed along the bottom portion thereof.
In use, the entries are made in the appropriate columns 16, 17, 18, of the lines for the entry of information provided on each sheet as each check is written. At a convenient time, the information entered therein is transferred directly to the extension sheet 25 that may be unfolded from beneath the last page of the book.
Periodically, or upon the disbursement of all of the checks in the book, the balances and final entries may be made at the bottom of the extension sheet in the space 3%) provided. It will be recognized, that if desired the pages may be perforated for binding in a separate looseleaf binder, instead of being permanently bound in the manner described. Similarly, holes may also be provided along various edges of the pages to provide for binding in any particular way that is convenient to the user of the book.
While this invention has been described with particular reference to the form shown in the drawing, it is to be understood that such is not to be construed as imparting limitations upon the invention, which is best defined by the claims appended hereto.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A rectangular combination check and cash disbursem-ent book having two short sides and two long sides, comprising a plurality of check stubs in stacked relationship, each of said stubs having the same width as the short sides of the book, the lowermost of said stubs being the longest stub and succeeding superposed ones of said stubs being shorter by substantially identical lengths to leave an outermost portion of each of said stubs uncovered by the following superposed stub, the edges of the stubs opposite to the outermost portions being in registry with one of the short sides of the book, a plurality of lines parallel to the short sides of the book and across the width of said uncovered outermost portions of said stubs for recording check information on each line, a plurality of detachable checks equal in numbar to the number of said parallel lines attached by a weakened line to the outermost portion of each stub, and a large cash disbursement ledger sheet below the lowermost one of said check information stubs, the ledger sheet having a width several times the length of the short sides of the book but being foldable to be covered by the lowermost check stub when in folded condition, said stub edges and a part of an edge of said ledger sheet in registry therewith being secured together at said one short side of the book, and said ledger sheet having a plurality of parallel lines across its width and in registry with the lines on the check information stubs, whereby the check information stubs and the ledger sheet forms a cash disbursement book and entry of check v d! information on the lines of the stub simultaneously produces a required cash disbursement book entry which may be posted on the registering line of the ledger sheet.
2. The combination check and cash disbursement book, of claim 1, wherein theledge'r sheet is longer than the long sides of the book to provide a Work space for entering balances and other bookkeeping entries.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 647,704 Powers Apr. 17, 1900 FOREIGN PATENTS France Mar. 13, 1926