US1176058A - Computing attachment for cash-registers. - Google Patents

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1,176,058, Patented Mm. 21, 1916.
l, 176,058. Patented Mar. y21, 1916.
Application filed .Tune 1, 1915.
To all whoml it may concern:
Be it known that I, CLYDE H. HILL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Independence, in the county of Polk and State of Oregon, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Computing Attachments for Cash-Registers, of which the tollowing is a specication, reference being had to the accompanyingdrawings.
This invention relates to an improved computing attachment for cash registers and has for its primary object to provide means whereby an accurate record of the cash receipts may be kept and the total thereofreadily determined without necessitating the opening of the machine.
It is a more particular object of my invention to provide an attachment for the above purpose wherein a plurality of coin compartments are provided, into which the coins are deposited by the purchaser. said compartments having transparent walls so that the contents thereof are visible, and means for releasing the coins from said compartments and directing the same to a cash drawer.
It is an additional object of the invention to provide a device for the above purposes, which is exceedingly simple in its construction, highly serviceable and convenient in practical use, and capable of application to various types of cash'registers without requiring any material alterations therein.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the novel features ofl construction. combination. and arranffement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described. claimed. and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view ot a cash register provided with mv improved computinar attachment; Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view through the attachment; and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the metal slide plate.
Referring in detail to the drawing, 5 designates a cash register which mav be of any ordinary or approved construction and is provided with a plurality of series of kevs, indicated at 6. whereby a suitable mechanism is actuated to expose to view. a card or plate shown at 7, whereon is indicated the sum to he paid.
The machine is provided with a change drawer indicated at 8. and a separate cash drawer shown at 9, the latter being provided Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 21, 1916.
Serial No. 31,554.
with a lock, the key of which is in the possession of the proprietor. The change drawer 8 moves to an open position each time a key 6 is pressed, in the usual manner.
.In the top wall of the casing of the machine adjacent to each end thereof, a transverse slot-10 is formed, and within the case of the machine, an obliquely inclined directing' plate 11 leads from each of these slots to the cash drawer 9. Upon the top of the case, above one of the slots 10 therein, ametal frame 12 is secured, and this frame is provided with a plurality of vertically eX- tending parallel partition or division walls 13 which divide the space between the trans' parent glass plates 14 constituting' the sides of the frame structure into a plurality of coin receiving compartments. These compartments are open at both of their ends and are adapted to receive coins ot different denominations. As shown in the drawing, the compartments vary in width, and on the tcp of the frame in line with each compartment. the value of the coin to be received therein is indicated in any suitable manner. The coins are inserted into the upper ends oi the compartments so that they will rest upon their edges, the transverse dimension of the compartments being but slightly greater than the thickness of the coin so that one coin cannot pass another. On the glass side walls of the compartments, numbers are printed or painted showing the value of the contents of the compartment in accordance with the number of coins which have been deposited.
Beneath the lower open ends oi the coinpartments 14, a metal slide plate 15 is mounted upon the top wall of the case and is nor` mallv held in closed position over the slot by the coil springs 16 which are secured to the ends of'said plate and to the opposite vertical sides of the machine. This slide plate supports the coins within the several compartments, and is provided with a suitable linger piece 17 so that when the plate is withdrawn from beneath the compartments against the action of the springs 16, the coins will .tall downwardly upon the plate 11 and be directed thereby into the locked drawer 9. The coin receiving rack may be arranged above either of the slots 10, as desired, or two of the racks can be provided when a double cash register is to be used.
In the practical use of the invention, the
operation is as follows: When a sale is made, the clerk presses the proper key 6 to indicate to the purchaser the sum to be paid. This sum in coins is placed by the purchaser into the upper open ends of the proper compartments 14. If bills are to be changed, the bill is handed to the clerk and the proper coins extracted from the drawer 8 and given to the purchaser. The clerk or proprietor may ascertain, at a. glance, by reading the indicating numerals upon the transparent walls of the rack which are opposite the top coin in each compartment, the sum total of the receipts. If any one compartment is filled with the coins, a note is made of the amount contained in the rack andthe coins then released by sliding the plate l5 to open position. In this manner, it will be seen that I have provided a very simple, serviceable and convenient means for readily computing the amount received for any specified length of time. The use of printing` mechanism actuated primarily by the keys 6, is dispensed with and, in lieu of suoli complicated mechanism, a very simple and reliable substitute provided.
The device may be readily applied to the various makes of cash registers in common use without necessitating any material alterations therein, and, as the coins are directly deposited by the purchaser and not handled by the clerk, possible loss to the proprietor is obviated.
Vhile I have shown and described the preferred construction and arrangement of the several elements employed, it is to be understood that my attachment may be va-v riously modified while retaining the principle involved, and I, therefore, reserve the privilege of resorting to all such legitimate changes as may be fairly embodied within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed. y
Having thus fully described my invention, what I desire to claim and secure by Letters Patent is The herein described attachment for cash registers including in combination, the following elements to wit; a cash register body provided with a coin receiving drawer, said body having a slot in its top wall, a frame mounted upon said wall immediately above said slot and provided Vwith a plurality of coin receiving compartments having transparent side walls, said compartments opening through the frame at their upper ends and also having lower open ends each registering with a common slot in the base of the frame which coincides with the slot in the wall of the register, said frame base being provided with a second slot bisecting said first named slot, a spring-held plate movable in said slot and normally closing the lower ends of the coin compartments, a directing plate extending in a single inclined plane within the register body and having one of its ends fixed to the top wall thereof rearwardly of the'slot therein, the other'end of said plate being disposed above the coin` drawer to direct the coins into the same, said spring-held plate beingprovided with a finger piece whereby the same is adapted to be pulled forwardly in the slot of the frame base against the action of the springs to release the coins from the several coinpartments.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aliix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
l CLYDE II. I-IILL;V Witnesses: Y
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Y Washington, D. C.
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