US 518948 A
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' H.. A. HAYDEN.
No. 518,948. Patented Mayl, 1894.
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HENRY A. HAYDEN, OFJERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR, BY DIRECT AND MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, TO S. OHITTIOK, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 518,948, dated May 1, 1894. Application filed September 26, 1893- Serial No. 486.537- (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY A. HAYDEN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Jersey Oity,in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain Improvements in Coin Adders and Racks, of whic the following is a specification.
My invention relates to a device in the nature of a rack or holder for coins, which is adapted to add up the sums represented by the coins as they are added one by one to the piles in the rack, the object being to enable the user to ascertain at a glance the sum of money in each pile without the necessity of counting them or mentally adding them up.
The device may be adapted to all the various coins of any country, and it is so constructed that the coins in a pile may be con veniently removed and wrapped to form a roll.
My invention will be fully described hereinafter and its novel features carefully defined in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings wherein is illustrated an embodiment of the invention- Figure 1 is a face View of the rack as adapted for United Statescoins, and Fig. 2'is an end or top view of the same. Fig. 3 is aperspective view of the rack, showing it provided with folding legs so that it may be set up in an inclined position.
The body A, of the rack may be made of wood or any other suitable material; as herein shown it is a block or piece'of wood having formed or cut in its face grooves to receive the coins. There may be one or more grooves, but as herein shown there are six, designed to receive the coins, dollars, halves, quarters, dimes, nickels and cents. These grooves are semi-circular in cross-section and of a size to receive and fit the several coins as clearly shown. The grooves are indicated, from left to right in the figures, by the letters a, b, c, d, e and f. The piles of coins rest on a plate, h, secured to the lower end of the grooved rack block, A, said plate having notches or recesses, 'i, in it at the bottom of each coin-groove to allow the thumb of the operator to take under and lift out the pile of coins in the grooves.
On the face of the rack-block, A, at one side of each groove,as here shown at the lefthand side,is a series of graduations,j, spaced to exactly agree with the thickness of the coin which is to be placed in the groove, and these graduations have numbers on them at intervals to show the sum of money in the pile. For example, in the groove, 0, which receives quarters, or coins of the value of twentyfive cents, each four spaces represent one dollar and. may be marked $1.00, for example.
For convenience in designating the particular grooves, a marking or sign-plate, it, may be mounted on the top of the rack-block, A, and marked with the names of the coins, as Dollar, Half, &c. i
In using the adding rack, the coins are placed in therespective grooves and the numbers on the graduations j, will indicate, without mental calculation, the sums in dollars. The pile of coins can then be removed by the thumb and finger and rolled in' paper in a well-known way. Of course the rack-block, A, may be formed from sheet metal or from any other suitable material, as celluloid for example. It may be made from a thin sheet of aluminum for example.
I do not limit myself to the use of the hinged folding legs, m, seen in Fig. 3. The device may be Without any supports or attaching features. It may be set temporarily in a cash drawer, or fixed therein, as convenience may dictate. Grooves may, of course, be provided for gold coins, especially Where the device is to be used bybankers or money brokers. The graduation marks, j, may be put on in any convenient way; that is, they may be stamped in the material of the rack-body, or be marked on strips of sheet material and affixed -to the face of the rack-body. I have only marked one of the series of graduations,
j, in Fig. 3, as these are fully shown in Fig. 1,
in which view coins, 'n, are represented in the several grooves. Y I do not claim the grooved block or rackas a coin holderg such devices have been in use for a long time. My improvement consists in the adding feature whereby the sum of money in the pileis accurately indicated at all times. Having thus described my invention, I claim- In a coin adder and rack, the combination with a block having in one of its faces a series of open-ended semi-cylindrical coin grooves, of a bottom plate h adapted to form a rest for the coins arranged in the coin grooves, said bottom plate being arranged to partially close one end of each of said coin grooves and be- 'ing provided with a series of thumb recesses 1', arranged opposite to the respective coin grooves, graduations extending along the said grooves and adapted to indicate the sum of the coins contained therein, folding legs m, arranged on opposite sides of said body and HENRY A. HAYDEN.
HENRY GoNNErT, WALTER S. Pow.