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Wide Cash Drawer Mechanism for Point of Sale Terminals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108589D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bleau, CD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is a wide cash drawer hardware mechanism for point-of-sale terminals. The wide drawer mechanism is an enhancement over existing cash drawers in that it provides large till capabilities while maintaining the small foot-print features of existing smaller cash drawers.

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Wide Cash Drawer Mechanism for Point of Sale Terminals

       Described is a wide cash drawer hardware mechanism for
point-of-sale terminals.  The wide drawer mechanism is an enhancement
over existing cash drawers in that it provides large till
capabilities while maintaining the small foot-print features of
existing smaller cash drawers.

      Typically, fast food terminal systems require the smallest type
of drawer foot-print mounting capabilities because of counter space
limitations.  The wide drawer provides a larger cash till drawer than
the previously provided cash drawers and enables the drawer to be
mounted both under or on top of a counter.  In addition, the drawer
can be stacked, if required.  This stacking capability is
accomplished by building the top cover with structural ribbing for
strength so as to support the extra weight.

      The design of the wide cash drawer is such that it utilizes
minimal counter space similar to the existing smaller drawer units.
Its versatile mounting capabilities enable it to be mounted under or
on top of a counter and also features stackable capabilities.  Fig.
1a shows an isometric view of the drawer mechanism with the drawer
assembly as it would be mounted onto the slide assembly.  The slide
assembly also holds the base assembly, latch assembly and the top.
Bottom-mounted slides are used to protect the bearings from the
elements and are mounted and fastened sequentially so as to provide a
floating action for...