B. GIBSON. CASH CARRIER.
No. 320,777. Patented u e 23, 1885.
WITNESSES: 1 INVENTORI ATTORNEYS.
UNITED STATES PATENT O FICE.
ROBERT FRANK GIBSON, OF ZANESVILLE, OHIO.
SPECIPICA 1ION forming part of Letters Patent No. 320,777, dated June 23, 1885.
Application filed December 24, 1884. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, ROBERT FRANK GTE- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Zanesville, in the county of Muskingum and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cash-Carriers, of which the following is a description.
My invention relates to that class of cashcarriers for stores in which the cash-box is suspended by a pulley upon inclined tracks, and is made to travel thereon from gravity between the cashiers desk and the salesman. The improvements are designed to provide means for placing the cash-boxes on and removing them from the inclined tracks with facility, and in means whereby more than one cash-box can be passed over the tracks at or near the same time, as will be hereinafter more fully described.
Figure l is a vertical elevation of a receiving and Sending station. tive view of the upper end of the same, showing a cash-box just being paced upon the track. Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the means for discharging the cashbox from the track. Fig. 4 is a detail of the cash-box, and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the cup or receptacle b" which the cash-box is lifted to the upper track.
In the drawings, A is the cash-box, which is formed with a projection, y, and has a hanger with a pulley, t, by which it is sus pended upon the inclined tracks D and D.
Bis the cashbox cup or receptacle by which the cash-box is hoisted to and placed upon the track. frame that slides over a vertical guide slot, 8, affixed to the post O. This cup-frame has an attachment at k for a cord, 1), which passes up to and around a pulley, 0, at the top of the post, by which the cash-box cup is raised to its position.
Projecting upwardly from the cup 13 are spring-fingersj, that steady and hold the upper part of the cash-box while being raised to position.
The tracks D D are sustained upon the posts 0 at a little distance from the same by frame-work X in a box, m, in which framework is hinged an inclined switclrlever, Z, which is normally held up by springr, but whose lower end rests, when the weight of the carrier is on it, upon the track D, offsetting from the post 0. To the top of this post is fastened a curved flat spring, a, Fig. 2, which,
Fig. 2 is a perspec- This cup is attached to a grooved when the cash-box is being raised, throws the pulley t of the same overinto the plane of the switch and holds it lodged thereon, while the cup or receptacle B descends again. The cashcarrier then moves, from gravity, down the switch and onto the inclined track to the cashiers desk or to the salesman, as the case may be.
In the return-track D is a jointed section, E, which is hinged at one end and held up into alignment by springs 76. A spring-bolt, i, at the other end serves to connect it with the continuation of the track. This section E of the track has a downwardly-projecting trigger, f, that is connected to the spring-bolt i, which trigger is adapted to be struck by the projection y of the cash-box, which shock withdraws the spring bolt and allows the section E to drop and the cash-box to be deposited into the basket S.
Now, if two cash-boxes are hung on the track at intervals of one second, the projection 1 on the first caslrbox strikes the trigger fon the dropseetion E, and, releasing the bolt of the latter, allows it to drop down and deliver the box into the basket. The section E then springs back to place, and the springbolt locks in the socket in the other end of the track before the next cashbox reaches it, and the projection g on the caslrbox, being shorter, passes by the triggerf to the next station, and so on.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is- 1. The combination, with an inclined track and its offsetting post, of a guide fixed to said post, a cash box, cup, or receptacle sliding on said guide, means for raising it, a eash-box with supporting-pulley, and a switch for directing the pulley of the cash'box to the track, substantially as described.
2. The combination, with the inclined track and offsetting post, of the cash-box receptacle sliding on guides attached to the post, the cashbox provided with a pulley, the switch Z, and the spring a, for lodging the cash-box pulley and holding it while its carrier is descending, as set forth.
3. The track D, having the movable section E, with spring h, springbolt t, and trigger f, in combination with the caslrbox, as shown and described.
\Vitnesses: ROBERT FRANK GIBSON.
WM. A. ARMSTRONG, JOHN SWINE.