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Publication numberUS872768 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1907
Filing dateMar 22, 1906
Priority dateMar 22, 1906
Publication numberUS 872768 A, US 872768A, US-A-872768, US872768 A, US872768A
InventorsMichael Holroyd Smith
Original AssigneeMichael Holroyd Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 872768 A
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No. 872,768. PATENTED DEG. s, 1907.




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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 3, 1907.

Application filed March 22. 1906. Serial No. 307.382.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MIcHAEL HoLRoYD SMITH, a subject of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, residing at 26 Cambridge street, Westminster, London, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements Relating to Cash-Trays, of which the following is a specification.

The object of this invention is to render cash trays more specifically suitable for advertising purposes and that they be more adaptable for general use, and is for an improvement upon my British Patent No.

In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a plan view of a tray embodying my improvements; and Fig. 2 is a vertical section therethrough.

Instead of a series of steps, I employ one dish, or tray, of square, oval, or preferably of circular form (see Fig. 1) made of glass or other transparent material. The outer edges of the rim, A, of the dish or tray are slightly beveled, and the inner edges of the rim have a more gradual slope, ending in a curve (see B in the transverse section Fig. 2).

Across the dish, or tray, a ridge, O, is formed, the height of which corresponds with that of the rim, A, of the dish or tray. The sides of the ridge, C, sloping in the same manner as the inner side of the rim, A. This ridge, C, may be placed diametrically across the circular dish, dividing it into two equal parts, or it may be placed nearer to one edge, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 forming the chord of the circle, so that the recess, or well, upon one side shall be wider than the recess, or well, upon the other side.

By this arrangement of beveled or sloping rim and beveled or sloping ridge, any coins placed in the wells can easily be drawn by the fingers up the slope and picked up between the thumb and fingers. The object of the second, or smaller, portion of the tray is to catch and retain any coins accidentally tipped overthe cross ridge, O, in removing the coins from the larger portion.

It will be seen that my invention is clearly distinguished from those forms of coin racks in which the coins lie in rows on their edges or slant wise against inclined surfaces. Differing from these constructions, both compartments of my tray have bottoms constructed' to receive the coins lying horizontally. The larger compartment, it will be noted, has an expanded, generally horizontal bottom adapted to receive a comparatively large number of coins in this Way.

The bottom of the dish or tray is recessed, F, so that only the outer rim H, forms a bearing surface. In the recess F, marks, Words, pictures, or the like, may be inscribed, impressed, or otherwise attached or secured so that they shall be clearly visible from the surface, through the glass, or other transparent material of which the tray or dish may be made.

The dishes or trays may be made of stamped metal and the words, marks, or pictures impressed upon theminsthe stamping, or otherwise inserted or inscribed thereon. I am aware that cash trays of transparent material with advertisements beneath and cash trays with advertisements on the surface have been previously used.

Having now described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A cash tray having an u standing rim, a well inclosed by said rim and occupying the interior of the upper side of the trayyand an upstanding cross -ridge dividing said well intotwo compartments having bottoms con structed to .receive coins lying horizontally, the sides of said ridge and rim merging into the bottoms of the compartments on a slope or curve formed to facilitate the slidable removal of coins thereover.

2. A cash tray having an upstanding rim, a well inclosed by said rim and occupying the interior of the upper side of the tray, an upstanding cross ridge so positioned as to divide said well into a large compartment and a small compartment, the large compartment having an expanded generally orizontal bottom, the sides of said ridge and rim merging into the bottoms of the compartments on a slope or curve formed to facilitate the slidable removal of coins thereover.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the resence of two witnesses.




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