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Publication numberUS724996 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 7, 1903
Filing dateJan 29, 1903
Priority dateJan 29, 1903
Publication numberUS 724996 A, US 724996A, US-A-724996, US724996 A, US724996A
InventorsDaniel Kerr Ferguson
Original AssigneeDaniel Kerr Ferguson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display or exhibiting box.
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 724,996. PATBNTED APR'. 7, 190s.




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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 724,996, dated April. '7, 1903.

Application tiled January 29, 1903. Serial No. 141,076. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom, t may concern.:

Be it known that I, DANIEL KEER FERGU- SON, a citizen of the Dominion of Canada, re-

siding at Simcoe, in the county ot' Norfolk and Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in DisplayT or Exhibiting Boxes; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which itappertains to make and use the same, reference being had tothe accompanyingdrawings, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates generally to exhibiting devices, and particularly to aA device for exhibiting money to convey the impression that a large sum is contained within the device, whereas, in effect, only a comparatively small sum may be presented to View.

With these and other objects in view, as will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction and combination of parts of a coin or money exhibiting device, as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals of referenceindicate corresponding parts, there is illustrated one form of embodiment of the invention capable of carrying the same into practical operation, it being understood that the elements therein exhibited may be changed as to shape, proportion, and exact manner of assemblage without de parting from the spirit thereof.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a View in perspective of an exhibiting device constructed in accordance with the present invention. Fig. 2 is a view in vertical longitudinal section. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one of the corner-posts of the receptacle.

Generally stated, the device of this invention embodies a box or holder having its sides, ends, and lid composed of double walls, the outer wall of which is transparent and the inner wall opaque, the space between the two walls serving as a receptacle for the exhibition of money or any other article desired. By the employment of the opaque walls inspection of the interior of the box or holder is prevented, so that a person viewing the receptacle from the sides, ends, or top will be of the opinion that the whole receptacle is lled with money or other material, Whereas, in eiect, only a limited area or portion is thus filled.

Referring to -the drawings, I designates the base of the box, which may be constructed of anysuitable material,such as Wood or the like, 2 the corner-posts thereof, and 3 the lid or cover. The corner-posts are secured to the base in any preferred manner and at their upper ends are connected bya beading or molding 4, as usual. Each of the cornerposts has two sets of vertically-disposed rabbets therein, (numbered, respectively, and 6,) the rabbets 5 being designed to receive the edges of panes of glass 7 and S, constitoting the outer sides and ends or Walls of the receptacle, and the rabbets 6 to receive the inner walls 9, which may be of anyA suitable opaque material, such as pasteboard or the like. distance from the rabbets 5 to provide the desired space between the two walls for the reception of the materials to be exhibited. The corner-posts are somewhat less in height than the receptacle, and upon these and the upper edges of the inner walls is disposed a sheet 10 of pasteboard or any other suitable material, constituting the lower Wall of the lid or cover. It will be noted by reference to Fig. 1 that the molding 4t projects above the upper edges of the sides and ends, thus presenting a recess or depression to receive the battens or moldings 11,constituting a frame for receiving the pane of glass 12 in the lid, this arrangement being adopted inorder to prevent abstraction of money from the place between the pane of glass and the lid and the sheet 10.. The front side of the box is provided with a suitable hasp 13 to project through a slot 14 in the lid and to receive the shackle of a padlock, and as a matter 0f additional security a separate lock may be employed, access to which may be had by a keyhole 15 in the front upper strip of molding. The moldings or bat-tens 11 are designed to bear upon similar vstrips or battens 16, constituting a rectangular frame which operates to close the receiving-spaces rlhe rabbets 6 are spaced a suicient i IOO 17 between the inner and outer walls of the sides and ends.

In exhibiting money or other articles the lid in position.

isthrown back, as shown in Fig. 1, and the frame composed of the batten 16 is lifted out, and the material to be exhibited is placed in the spaces 17 around the four sides of the box. The frame is then disposed in position over the spaces 17 and the sheet or cover l0 placed This sheet or surface is then covered With the money or other material, after which the lid is closed and locked. To a person giving but a casual inspection of the receptacle the impression will be conveyed l that it is entirely filled with money or other material, Whereas, in effect, but a small quantity or amount may be exposed. lf desired, this space between the inner Walls may be employed for containing any article, and this will be found useful where the device is employed in exhibiting candy, as the said inner space may be entirely filled with candy, thus obviating the necessity of disturbing that confined between the innerV and outer walls.

Having thus describedthe invention, what I claim is- 1. A device of the class described, comprising a base, corner-posts carried thereby and provided each with two vertical sets of rabbets, transparent plates engaging the outer sets of rabbets and opaque sheets engaging the inner sets, a molding connecting the up; per edges ofthe posts and extending above the same,ahorizontally-disposed opaque sheet covering the upper ends ofthe first-mentioned opaque sheets, and a lid or cover provided with a transparent plate and adapted to close over the last-named opaque sheet.

2. A device of the class described, comprising a base, corner-posts carried thereby and provided each with two sets of vertically-disposed rabbets, a molding connecting the upper ends of the posts, transparent plates engagin g the outer sets of rabbets, opaque sheets engaging the inner sets thereof, a frame disposed below the upper edge of the molding and resting upon. the said transparent plates, an opaque sheet bearing upon the upper edges of the inner Walls of the receptacle, a lid carrying reetangularly-disposed battens to bear upon the said frame, a transparent plate secured in place by the battens, and means for locking the lid in closed position.

In testimony Whereof'l aix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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