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Coin Wrapper Opening Device for Cash Drawers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113446D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Koteff, WB: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation that provides a cutting device for removing coin wrappers. The device is imbedded in the sides of a cash drawer and is designed to eliminate the need of using impact blows in the removal of paper from the wrapped coin roll. Its primary function is to eliminate possible damage to the sides of the drawer caused by the impact blows.

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Coin Wrapper Opening Device for Cash Drawers

      Described is a hardware implementation that provides a cutting
device for removing coin wrappers.  The device is imbedded in the
sides of a cash drawer and is designed to eliminate the need of using
impact blows in the removal of paper from the wrapped coin roll.  Its
primary function is to eliminate possible damage to the sides of the
drawer caused by the impact blows.

      In prior art, users of cash drawers would take coins wrapped in
paper and exert impact blows at the side walls of cash drawers in an
effort to break the paper for easy release of coins.  The blows had
an adverse affect on the drawer walls in that distortion or breakage
could result.

      The concept described herein provides a cutting device that is
incorporated within the drawer walls to facilitate coin wrapper
removal.  Fig. 1 shows the position of the opener device in relation
to the drawer and enclosure.  Drawer slide 10 is shown extended from
cash drawer enclosure 11.  Two cut-outs 12 are located at each of the
drawer sides to provide two wrapper opening devices for the user.

      Fig. 2 shows the details of one of the cut-out devices 12.
Curved blade 13 is positioned in opening 12 so as to provide a
120º  cutting surface at the base of the cut-out.  This enables
the user to roll the wrapper only two-thirds of a rotation while the
blade cuts into the paper to remove the wrapper.  Blade 13 is molded
into the plastic w...