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Publication numberUS345092 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 6, 1886
Publication numberUS 345092 A, US 345092A, US-A-345092, US345092 A, US345092A
InventorsCash Drawer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cash drawer and register
US 345092 A
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Application filed March 4, lSFG.

forming part of Letters Patent. No. 345,092, dated July 6, 1856.

Serial No. 194,012.

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To (til whom, it may concern.-

Be it known that l, GEORGE WEITZEE, of Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cash-Registers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to caslrregisters; and the objects of my invention are to provide an improved automatic-registering device which will keep an accurate register of the amount of cash taken by a receiver of money during the day, so that it can be seen at any instant without any figuring or counting. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a top plan view of my invention, the upper covering being removed. Fig. 2 is a front view of the same. Fig. 3 is afront View of the registering devices proper, parts being represented as broken away. Fig. 4. is a vertical section on the line .2 2, Fig. 1.. Fig. 5 is a vertical section on the line z z of Fig. :3. Fig. 6 is a detail view hereinafter referred to.

Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the different views.

The case A is divided into two parts, the lower part being for the drawer B and the upper part for the mechanism which works the register. Through the front of the case are placed a series of push-buttons, O O, the top row, (3, being numbered from 1 to 20, and represents dollars, and the bottom row, 0, is numbered from 5 to 95, representing cents. To the back of the case A is fastened one end of a steel shaft, D, (shown in Figs. t and 5,) the other end of which is supported by the pillow-block E. Over the shaft D is fitted a metal tube, F, and over the tube F is fitted another piece of tube, G, which is about half the length of tube F. The tube F has a spiral groove, H, cut into its front end for about one-half its length, and the tube G- the same its entire length. Over the tubes F and G are respectivelylitted sliding sleeves J and I. The sleeve I is connected by a rod, K, to the swinging lever L, and the sleeve J is connected in the same manner to the upper swinging lever, M. Levers L and M are pivoted by one of their endsin the present instance the right-hand end, as viewed in Fi 1to the frame of the register, their opposite ends being free to be swung upward, their pivotal points thus constituting their axes. in both of the sleeves l and .T are put pins N N, so as to protrude from the sleeve far enough to enter the grooves H H, so that when the sleeve is moved back and forth it will revolve the tube. The tube G is fastened to a disk, 0, preferably of tin spaced off into twenty divisions of a circle, and numbered from 0 lo 95, which represent cents; and the tube F is fastened to a similar disk, P, which is somewhat greater in diameter, and is spaced into twenty divisions, and numbers from 1 to 20, which represent dollars.

Between the front of the case A and the end of the tube F is a plate, Q, extending almost the entire distance across the case, held in position by rods or pieces of wire It, arranged or stretched vertically in the case on both sides of each end of plate Q. The said plate is held a little to one side (to the left in Fig. 1) by a spring, S, having one end fastened to the plate and the other to the side of the case. The plate is perforated with holes considerably larger than the push-button shanks, and is held a little to one side of the line of thelongitudinal movement of the shank. The inner ends orheads c of thepushbutton shanks are pointed, and a small dis tance from their ends are turned down to a small diameter, which gives them an arrow or a pyramidal shape. The buttons all have when operated the same extent of stroke, and are ofsueh construction that their inner ends or heads and shanks may be passed through the perforations in plate Q; but being located at different distances from the axis of the swinging levers L and M the inner arrowshaped end of each button operating under the lever and against the lower surface there of moves the same a different distance. For example, if button 5 is pushed in, it moves the lever but a short distance, for it is farthest from the axis of the lever, and turns the disk 0 only far enough to expose 5 to view through the opening T in the case. If the 50 button is pushed in, it moves the sleeve I half the length of the tube G, thereby turning the disk 0 halfway around, and thus bringing 50 to view.

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an arm, WV, on each end. The one on the front end has a slot (not shown) in its end, which engages a pin, WV, in the plate Q, and the other one hangs down back of the drawer B. The drawer-pull is fastened to a rod, X, which passes through the entire drawer, having an arm, Y, fastened to theprotruding end, which engages the arm WV. On the back end of drawer is screwed a trip-finger, Z, which, when the drawer is pulled out, will engage the Wire hammer-handle a, pulling the free end toward the front of the drawer for a short distance and then slip off, and the hammer b is then thrown back by a spring, Z, against the bell every time the drawer is opened, as will be understood by reference to Fig. 1.

Between the two disks and l? are three dials, c, d,vand e. The dial 0 is divided into twenty divisions of a cirele,and numbered from 0 to 95, which'rcpresent cents, the (Z dial into forty spaces,which represent dollars, and the c dial into fifteen divisions, each division representing forty dollars. The ratchet-wheel f and collet g are fast to the c dial. In the edge of the collet g is a pin, 71.. On the back side of the disk 0 is riveted a pawl, t. The said dial, ratchet-wheel, and collet are fitted so as to revolve easily on the tube F. The ratchet-wheel has twenty teeth, each tooth representing five cents. The dial (1 has forty teeth on its edge, each tooth representing forty dollars, and the dial 0 has one hundred and twenty teeth, each tooth representing five dollars. The dial (1 and gear wheel j are both fast to an arbor that has a pinion, d, at its center with eight teeth. On the front side of disk P is riveted a pawl, q, and between the said disk and support Z is a ratchet-wheel, u, with twenty teeth, and a gear-wheel, t, with twenty teeth. On the back of the support Z, near its top, is a pawl, m, which works on the teeth of the gear-wheel j, and on the front of said support another pawl, y, is riveted,which works on the edge of the dial.

The several pawls mentioned are of suitable or common form and construction, and may all be, for example, like pawlst' and 1y. (Clearly shown in Fig. 3.) The function of the gearing mentioned is simply to insure the proper relative movements of the parts with which it is connected, as herein described, all as will be readily understood by those skilled in the art by reference to the drawings in connection with the description given.

I-Iaving' described the construction of my recorder, I will proceed to describe its working. If the operator desires to register twentyfive cents, he pushes the 25 button, which revolves the disk 0. The pawli turns the ratchet-wheel f five teeth. When the arrowhead 0 passes through the plate-Q, it pushes it to one side, and when it is entirely through the plate springs in back of the head, thereby holding the whole mechanism still until the operator again desires to register the receipt of cash. The drawer-pull is then turned a little to the left, which throws the plate back and releases the button, and it is thrown back by the spring 1'. The spring 19 then draws the lever L back, thereby turning the diskO back to 0 again, the pawl 7 keeping the dial 0 in place. Every time the dial 0 turns around, the pin it in the eollet'g moves the dial d one notch, which is one dollar, and every time the dial d makes a revolution. it registers forty dollars on the dial 6. The working of the dollar-disk P is the same as I have already explained.

"What I claim is 1. The combination of shaft D, tubes F G, disks 0 P, sleeves I J, pivoted levers L M, rods connecting said levers with said sleeves, and push-buttons O, as set forth.

2. The combination of the shaft D, spirallygrooved tubes F G, disks 0 I, sleeves I J, provided with pins N to operate in the grooves of said tubes, pivoted levers L M, rods connecting said levers with said sleeves, and the push-buttons 0, having the arrow or conical shaped heads 0, as set forth.

3'. The combination of the shaft D, tubes F G, disks 0 P, sleeves I J, pawls t q, pivoted, respectively, to said disks, ratchet-wheels f a, disk 0, provided with the collet 9, having pin it, dial d, gear-wheelj, support I, pinion d, and dial 0, as set forth.

4. The combination, with the push-buttons provided with conical heads, of the plate Q,

provided with the pin W, spring S, rod U,

arms XV, one of said arms being slotted to engage said pin, of the drawer B, having the pull and rod 90 connected thereto, and arm Y,

adapted to engage the arm W opposite that co-operating with pin W, as set forth.

In testimony whereofI have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 3d day of February A. D. 1886.


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