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Multiple Cash Drawer Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091796D
Original Publication Date: 1968-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berkman, JW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Drawer 2 is retained in a closed position by latch 4, journaled about shaft 5. Plate 6 is secured to shaft 5 for rotation in unison with it and carries pawl 7 pivoted about pin 3. Also supported on plate 6 and connected to pawl 7 are spring 8, which biases such pawl toward latch 4, and solenoid 9. The latter can be actuated to urge pawl 7 away from latch 4 against the biasing force of spring 8. When solenoid 9 is actuated urging pawl 7 against the force of spring 8 to the position shown at A, pivoting of shaft 5 and plate 6 in the direction of arrow 10 releases latch 4 and permits spring 11 to open drawer 2.

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Multiple Cash Drawer Control

Drawer 2 is retained in a closed position by latch 4, journaled about shaft 5. Plate 6 is secured to shaft 5 for rotation in unison with it and carries pawl 7 pivoted about pin 3. Also supported on plate 6 and connected to pawl 7 are spring 8, which biases such pawl toward latch 4, and solenoid 9. The latter can be actuated to urge pawl 7 away from latch 4 against the biasing force of spring
8. When solenoid 9 is actuated urging pawl 7 against the force of spring 8 to the position shown at A, pivoting of shaft 5 and plate 6 in the direction of arrow 10 releases latch 4 and permits spring 11 to open drawer 2.

As in B, drawer 1 is retained by latch 14, journaled about shaft 15. Plate 16 is secured to shaft 15 for rotation in unison with it and carries solenoid 19 and pawl 17. Pawl 17, pivotally connected to plate 16 about pin 21, is biased toward engagement with latch 14 by spring 18. When shaft 15 is pivoted in the direction of arrow 20 with solenoid 19 de-energized, pawl 17 pivots latch 14 to release drawer 1. Then compression spring 22 urges drawer 1 to the open position.

Shafts 5 and 15 are rotated at the end of a machine cycle in the direction of arrows 10 and 20 respectively. When the machine is cycled electrically, depression of key 1a, drawing C, deactivates both solenoids 9 and 19 causing pawl 7 not to engage latch 4, but causing pawl 17 to engage latch 14 to open drawer 1. Likewise, when the machine is electrically cycled and...