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No. 622,229. Patented Apr. 4, I899. C. HUTCHINSON.


m uetion filed Feb. 12, was. Renewed m). 11, 1399.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 622,229, dated April 4, 1899.

Application filed February 12, 1898. Renewed February 11, 1899. Serial No. 705,352- (NO ode To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, CHARLES HUTCHINSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Arlington, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cash-Receptacles; and I do hereby 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 it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to receptacles or boxes for receiving the price paid for any pu rehased article, and by the improvements in the construction of said receptacle in its details I have, by some exceedingly simple means, made the said receptacle safe as against petty pilferings of part of each deposited purchase priee,absolu tely burglar-proof, and furnished it with minor improvements tending toward making it, in fact, a safe deposit for money,

inasmuch as no cash, once deposited in it,

can be withdrawn again except by the proprietor.

In describing and substantiating the abovestatement I shall call attention to the accompanyin g drawings, wherein like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the different views.

Figure 1 shows a sectional view of the cash receptacle or box; Fig. 2, a rear view of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, a detailed view of the looking device L, shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 4, a detail View of the locking lever L Fig. 5, a broken view of part of the pivoted table N; Fig. 6, an end view of Fig. 5, showing the face of the inclined surface N Fig. '7, the lever K, on which the plunger I operates; and Fig. 8, a detail view of the lever M, attached to the lug N Ishall now proceed to describe the inner construction of the receptacle.

In Figs. 1 and 2, 0 indicates the frame of the receptacle A. Secured fixedly tosaid frame are three inclined plates 0, O and 0 A fourth plate N is pivoted in the frame 0 at N. A drawer O is located at the bottom of the receptacle, to which admission is gained by unlocking the lock 0 The specially inventive features in my receptacle are as follows: first, the construction of the pivoted plate N so that no matter how the receptacle is turned, even if it be upside down, no admission to the cash-drawer O can be gained, and, secondly, the construe tion of the weighted lock L, which, if the receptacle should have been upset in order to gain admittance to the cash-drawer, will lock the pivoted plate N until the upright position of the receptacle is gained again, when it is released from its locking position.

A third device to show even a slight at tempt at gaining admission to the cash--by,

for instance, shaking itis the small sphere Z,'inade from any suitable material, deposited in a piece of tube Z, attached to the bot tom of the receptacle.

The plate N is, as before stated, pivoted to the frame 0 at pivots N and is forced down- Ward by the plunger 1, as will be explained later on, and withdrawn into a horizontal position again by contraction-springs N and N Said plate N has two lugs N and N (see Fig. 5) attached to its under side, of which N is cut out with an inclined surface N as seen in Fig. 6, against which surface rests the face M of a lever M, pivoted to the lug N. In the upright and normal position of receptacle Ait will consequently be seen that with a weight M attached to it the lever M will always be in the horizontal position shown in the drawings. Pivoted in the lug N is a lever K, furnished with a roller K, on which roller the bottom surface I of the plunger I rests and operates. This lever K will also when the receptacle is in its upright and normal position be horizontally suspended, inasmuch as the tendency of said lever, pivoted, as it is, at one end, is to swing downward around the pivotcenter K but is prevented from doing so by the horizontal arm of lever M. The plunger proper consists of the body 1 appropriately secured in the receptacle, a handle I, secured to said body, and a bottom plate 1 operating on the roller K, pivoted in the lever K.

The operative method when depositing a cash amount will be as follows: Through a slot 0 the coin is dropped into the upper chamber, and after striking in succession the two plates 0 and 0 it will rest on the pivoted plate N, from whence it is observable to the payee through the glass windows 0 The plunger I is now by its handle I pushed downward, the bottom plate I touching the roller K and forcing the lever K, and with that the whole plate N, down into the dotted position indicated by N", when the coin will slide off and in rebounding from the fixed plate 0 will drop into the drawer 0 In order to call attention to the deposit of a cash amount, a bell O is attached to the receptacle, which will be struck by a lever 0 during the downward movement of the plunger I, suitable connection being had between the plunger and the lever.

If now an attempt were made to extricate money from the receptacle by any other means than by unlocking the drawerby, for instance, turning the receptacle upside down-- the lever M will on account of weight M fall against the under side of the plate N and any person trying to operate the plunger I will by pushing said plunger push lever K around its pivot in view of the fact that the resisting m edium the horizontal-lying arm of lever M, which held said lever K in a'horizontal positionis gone, and consequently the plate will now yield. \Vhile in this position the action of the weight-lock L will be best understood. The plate N is furnished with a clamp P, placed above the weight L. Said weight L is inclosed in a tubing L having two slots L one on each side, in which slots the ends of a pin L move. At its upper end the weight L has a square eye L resting on one arm of a lever L said lever pivoted in a bracket L attached ,to the framework 0. Adjacent to said bracket is a spring L also attached to the frame 0 and acting on lever L, so as to push the same forward. This lever has a tongue or projection L on its longest arm, adapted to fit in the eye of the opposite-lying clamp I. In turning the receptacle upside down for the purpose of attempting to open the pivoted plate N by means of plunger I, which, as already seen, on account of my improved combination of the different elements is impossible, the plate N will be locked by the weight L naturally sliding down toward the lever L and in so doing the weight hitherto resting on the shorter arm being removed the spring L will force the projection L into the clamp I, and thus lock the plate N in its horizontal position.

As I have described the operative method of the dilferent parts of the receptacle in the course of my description, no collective rsum of the same would seem to be necessary.

That minor constructional details may be varied and that the relative position of some of my improved combinations as regards the receptacle may be altered without deviating from my inventive idea is apparent; but

What I claim, and desire to secure protection for by Letters Patent of the United States,

1. A cash-receptacle, having oblique coindirecting plates, a coin-admitting slot and a coin-receiving drawer; a pivotal, visible coinreceiving plate operated by an alarm-plunger and having two contraction-springs attached,

a periodical locking-weight lock cooperating with said coin-receiving plate and a burglarsignal device secured to the bottom of the receptacle as herein described for the purposes specified.

2. In a cash-receptacle having oblique coindireeting plates, a coin-admitting slot and a coin-receiving drawer; a pivotal, visible coinreceiving plate operated by an alarm-plunger, a horizontally self-supporting lever pivoted to the said coin-receiving plate, a plunger-c0- operating lever, havinga roller attached, pivoted to said coin-receiving plat-e, an eye, acting in combination with a weight-lock, attached to the coin-receiving plate, all for the purposes set forth, as described.

3. In a cash-receptacle,having oblique coindirecting plates, a coin-admitting slot and a c0inreceiving' drawer; a pivotal, visible coinreceiving plate operated by an alarm-plunger, a plunger-operating lever pivoted to alug on said coin-receiving plate,a horizontal balancelever pivoted to and supported in such position by a lug on said coin-receiving plate, a locking-weight appropriately incased and secured in a tube attached to the framework of the receptacle, a spring-actuated lever pivoted in a bracket attached to the framework of the receptacle, the shorter arm of said lever supporting the locking-weight, the longer arm furnished with a projection acting in combination with an eye secured to the coin-roceiving plate, all for the purposes as set forth, as illustrated and described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand this 7th day of February, A. D. 1898.




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