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L. VOYE. PORTABLE CASH BOX.
Patented Jun@ L3,
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LOUIS VOYE, OF MCDONALD, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification-ef Letters Patent.
Application filed January 14, 1911.
. To dll 'whom 'it may concern:
convenience in handling are important fac-v tors.
The object of my invention is to secure a cash box that, when closed, will occupy a minimum space in a safe or other depository and will be of a convenient form to carry from place to place, and that when open will contain the cash, sorted according to denomination, arranged to afford ready estimate of approximate value, and ready for immediate use in making change.
In the accompanying drawing which forms a part of this specification Figure l is a view in elevation of the front of the box when open; Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line II-II of Fig. l; Fig. 3 is a top plan View of the box in closed position, and Fifi'. 4 shows the closed box in inclined position resting on a support in a convenient position for use.
In the several figures like numerals refer to like parts.
The boX, which may be of any suitable material, is divided into two parts 1 and 2 on a plane oblique to its face in suoli a way that the parts will be substantially symmetrical, of trapezoidal section, and deep enough at their thicker ends to accommodate the largest coin when introduced edgewise. The interior of each box-part is conveniently divided into bill"containing receptacles 4, Liza'and coin-containing receptacles 3, 351,8",
39, 3d, 3e, the coin-containing receptacles being equal in number to the different dcnominations of coins which they are to receiveand arranged according to their descending value, which is approximately according to their diminishing sine, from the deep to the shallow end of the compartment, to the end that when the box is closed a stack of larger coins in one box-part will be opposite a stack of smaller coins in the other boX-part, thereby utilizing a minimum space. As shown particularly in Figs. 1 and 2 the receptacles for the individual stacks of coins introduced edgewise may be grooves formed in a block of suitable material, such grooves being spaced at such distances apart that the intervening spaces will be large enough to have counting scales printed thereon or secured thereto. Each bill containing receptacle may be provided with a spring retainer of any desired form. As herein shown, the retainer consists of a T-shaped member 5 with suitable springs (S to hold its stem-end yieldingly toward the back of the boX, and to the stem of the T a follower block 7 is jointed.
In order to prevent the coins from falling from their individual compartments while the box is being opened or closed or moved about when in closed position, I provide one or both of the compartments with a lid 8, having a suitable handle and fastenings for securing it inclosed position upon one of the box-parts. The provision of a lid lends further utility to the box in that counted money7 may be kept in the closed side while the money that is to` be used for making change. may be kept on the open side..
.A folding vleg 9 may be secured to the box as shown in Fig. 4:, so that it may stand in a convenient position for use and a suitable flexible handle 10 may be. attached to the top, as shown in Fig. 3, Aone end of the handle being preferably attached to each box-part, so as to prevent excessive strain ,upon the hinges ll.
It will be observed of my invention that I have providedA a box particularly adapted v v ed and placed in a safe in a separate safe box.
By the use of my invention, the safe boX and cash drawer are combined in a convenient manner. Thus, While being used as a. cash drawer for making change, the box stands in a convenient position with the coins readily accessible, and,-When it is necessary to take the money to a different place, the lid is fastened on a boXpart, the box closedand suitably fastened. It will be seen that the box then presents a structure convenient to carry and a structure that will occupy a relatively small space in a safe.
I do not Wish to limit myself to the details of construction of the box for obviouslyT inanf,v changes ina)v be inade by those skilled in the art without departing` from the spirit of my invention,
I claim as my inrention:
li. A portable. cash retainer' having a box part that in section is substantially a trape- Zoid, said box-part provided with grooif'ed coin receptacles disposed transverse to its trapezoid section, the larger coin recepta- I.cles being in the deeper portion of the box and the said grooves being of suficient depth Within the box to permit the coin to be entirely contained therein, substantially as described.
2. In a portable cash-retainer, the coinbif nation of a box divided obliquely into two substantially symmetrical box-'parts each of which is provided with receptacles for coins,
the largest coin receptacle being in the deep est portion ot carb box-part. substantially as' described.
3. In a portable cash-retainer the combination of a box divided obliqnely into tiro substantiall)Y s vnnnetrical box-parts each of which is provided with receptacles for coins, the larger receptacle being in the. deeper portion of the box, a removable coin cover,
ra collapsible support and aV handle, substan-l tially as described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
LOUIS VO YE.
I/Vitnesses PAUL N. CRITCHLOW, ALICE A. TRILL.