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PATENTED MAY 5, 1908.
UN ITEI) STATES PATENT OFFICE- l Rllllt'l S. BURNS, ()l-` AURORA, ILLINOIS.
To all whom 'it may concern.:
Be it known that l, lionicn'i S. BURNS, citizen of the United States, residing at Aurora, in the county of' Kane and State. oi' Illinois, have invented certain new and uscful lin irovcinents in Cash-Boxes, of which the following is a s wciication.
My invention re ates to cash receptacles and has special reference to boxes or cases adapted to hold currency and to facilitate the transportation of money in bulk or packages, or to store it in safes or vaults.
The chief objects of my invention are to provide aportable cash box that will hold currency of various denominations, and that will accoinmod ate all varieties of money whether paper or metal; and tofacilitate the handling of the currency by furnishing separate compartmentsvarying in size to suit the different coins.
Further ob'ects of my im roved cash box are to provi e separate t' s or receptacles for bills and coin and to furnish said receptacles with individual locks, so that they are entirel distinct, permitting access to one receptacle without including the other, and to provide a handle for the complete case by means of which it may be easily carried from place to place.'
I accomplish the above objects by the use of the device illustrated in the accompanying drawing which forms a part of this specificabox as the hinges 4 of the cover.
tion, and in which:-
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved cash box with the cover raised to show the interior, and Fi 2 is a perspective view of the cash box wit the coin or silver compartment open.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the numeral 3 indicates the body of a rectangular box which is provided with a cover 4, secured to the body ortion by hinges 4a. The bottom 5 of the ox is made separate from the body and is attached thereto by hinges 5a which are upon the same side of the Separate locks 6 are provided for each hinged ortion and in the middle of the body is place a suitable handle 7 fastened to the front thereof by ears 8, so that the handle can be folded closely to the surface to be out of the way when not in use.
The rece tacle shown in Fig. 1 is divided into two ce s or tills the smaller cell 9 having Specification of Letters Patent.
Application led lay 11, 1907. Serial No. 373,096.
Patented Hay 1008.
' a semicircular bottom to accommodate gold coins which it is considered desirable to keep nomination for which other provision is made as hereinafter described. The larger of the two cells indicated b 10 is designedy for bills and lhas al consi erable capacity since the s )ace within the cover 4 is added to the cell w en said cover is closed upon the body portion. The cell 10 is furnished with a floor or partition 10 the underside of which is formed into channels or grooves 11 to 16, inclusive which are semicircularin cross section and arranged transversely across the box, the margins between the grooves made flush with the lower edges of the body 3. The bottom 5 is supplied with a corresponding series of semicircular groovesindicated by the numeral characters 11 to 16"l inclusive, their artitions also being Hush with the margins o the bottom. It will be readily understood that when the bottom 5 is in ap- I Aposition with the body portion the semicircular channels of the box body will coincide with those of the bottom so as to form completely cylindrical cells within which the rouettes of coins are held securely and prevented' from intermingling.
'When lacing the coins in their res ective grooves t e box can be placed with t e bottom u if desired or the box body can be tilted ack when the box is in the position shown in Fig. 2. When in this position the coins are placed in the cells or grooves in the followin order, the diameters of the said grooves eing pro ortioned for each denomiin the channel 11, and the cells 12, 13, 14, 155, and 16, will receive the halves, quarters, dimes, nickels and cents, respectively.
It is evident that certain details in the construction shown may-be changed Without departing from the spirit and`scope of my invention as for instance, the channeled cells may be arranged in different order or direction, and I do not wish, therefore, to be limited to the recise arrangement set forth.
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