Improvements in Cash Registers


15,200. Muzzy, W. H. June 29, 1904, [date applied for under Patents Act, 1901]. Signals, electric and indicator.- Cash registers of the kind described in Specification No. 4543, A.D. 1903, [Abridgment Class Registering &c.], or other registers, are provided with electric means to indicate the transactions at a distance. The operation of the distant indicating-devices controls the operation of the machine, and the distant indicator is held set while the machine returns to a normal position. Fig. 6 shows the electric connexions, a cash - drawer 4 being shown, and Fig. 3 shows in plan the distant indicator mechanism. Commutator arms 9, carried by working parts, move over contact - plates 10 to complete circuits to control the positions taken up by the indicator contact-arms 19 working over the contact plates 18, from the nines towards the zeros. The arms 19 are on nested sleeves 19<a>, provided with toothed locking-segments 22, and they are moved over the plates 18 by the oscillation of the actuating-shaft 20, operated by the motor 27. When an arm 19 is] brought into contact with the plate 18 corresponding to the setting on the plate 10, the circuit is closed and the magnet 24 energized ; the bellcrank 23 locks the segment 22 and the corresponding segmental indicator 38. The locking-pawls 39 keep the indication exposed until a subsequent operation of the machine. The motor 27 is controlled from the cash-drawer 4, and the contactmaker 28 and the pivoted contact and latching arm 29 ensure that the motor is not actuated until the drawer is almost completely opened. The contactpiece 28 is also used to lock the drawer in its opened position by engaging with the latching-arm 29. The circuit through the magnet 33 for the latch 29 is controlled by the motor 27, through the contact-arm 34 on the shaft 20 and the plate 35, so that, after the cash-drawer has been opened and the motor started, the cash-drawer cannot be closed again until the motor has completed its operation. Initial movement of the cash-drawer energizes the magnets 40 to release the indicator locking-pawls 39 and the indicator, by means of the contact 28 and the stationary contact-plate 41. The register may close the circuits in any way, as by switches operated directly by the keys.




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