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Small Cash Drawer for Point-of-Sale Terminals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115580D
Original Publication Date: 1995-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bolinger, NJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed are small cash drawers for point-of-sale terminals having angled or rounded bill compartments for up to five denominations of U.S. bills, e.g., $1, $5, $10, $20 and personal checks, while maintaining a narrow width, such as the width of ordinary cash drawers having four bill compartments. The narrow cash drawer implements five bill compartments in either of two ways: 1) by having angled compartments (so that bills in the compartment are slightly angled at 30 to 40 degrees), or 2) by having curved compartments. Bill retention clips mounted at the back of each compartment have angled or rounded tips to match the surface of the bill compartment.

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Small Cash Drawer for Point-of-Sale Terminals

      Disclosed are small cash drawers for point-of-sale terminals
having angled or rounded bill compartments for up to five
denominations of U.S.  bills, e.g., $1, $5, $10, $20 and personal
checks, while maintaining a narrow width, such as the width of
ordinary cash drawers having four bill compartments.  The narrow cash
drawer implements five bill compartments in either of two ways: 1)
by having angled compartments (so that bills in the compartment are
slightly angled at 30 to 40 degrees), or 2) by having curved
compartments.  Bill retention clips mounted at the back of each
compartment have angled or rounded tips to match the surface of the
bill compartment.

      Small cash registers and point-of-sale terminals often require
a small footprint because of space limitations, requiring a cash
drawer that is smaller than the standard size cash drawer.  While a
cash drawer with four or fewer bill compartments is often feasible in
the reduced space, five bill compartments are often preferred.

      Fig. 1 shows the small cash drawer with angled bill
compartments and angled bill retention clips.  The base of each bill
compartment is angled 30 to 40 degrees from the horizontal to provide
up to five bill compartments in a narrow width.  Bill compartments
are aligned in the side-to-side manner that is standard for U.S.
cash drawers and are separated by adjustable partitions.  Bill
compartments can be reversed to ch...