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Aug. 13, 1946.
J, w_ PHIUJPS
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2,405,710
COMBINED TELLER AND‘ CUSTOMER BOOTH
Filed Dec. 15, 194:3v
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JOHN W PH/MJAS'
Patented Aug.’ 13, 1946
2,405,710
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,405,710
COMBINED TELLER AND CUSTOMER BOOTH
John W. Phillips, El Campo, Tex.
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Application December 13, 1943, Serial No. 514,142
2 Claims.
(01. 109-5)
1
2
This invention relates to a combined teller and
Should a customer approach the entrant door 4
customer booth particularly designed for use in
banks.
An object of the invention is to provide a booth
of the character described whereby business
he will be observed by the teller through the pane
4a and the switch l0 may be closed to permit
invention has particular relation to certain novel
features of construction, arrangement of parts
and use, an example of which is given in this
speci?cation and illustrated in the accompanying
drawing, wherein
latch holding the door 5 locked and the customer
may pass out through that door and another
customer enter.
as 8 and 9 which circuits are provided with the
noids for alternatively releasing said locks.
JOHN W. PHILLIPS.
the door 4 to open and upon entrance of the
customer in the booth the door will swing closed
transactions can be carried on between the bank
and remain locked in closed position to be re
teller and customer privately and without obser
leased by the teller. The business between the
vation of those in the bank lobby.
teller and customer may be carried on in private
Another object of the invention is to provide
and should the customer make a cash withdrawal,
a booth of the character described in front of the 10 this act cannot be observed by an intended thief
regular teller’s booth, of a bank having entrant
which may be lurking by the teller’s cage. When
and exit doors under the control of the teller.
the business of the customer is completed, the
With the above and other objects in view the
teller may close the switch ll thus releasing the
Should an intended robber enter the booth 3,
he will ?nd himself imprisoned therein since the
Figure 1 shows a plan view of the invention
latches locking the doors in closed position are
particularly in horizontal cross-section.
20 under the control of the teller exclusively.
Figure 2 shows an enlarged view, partly in sec
The drawing and description are illustrative
tion of the releasable latch for the booth door,
merely while the broad principle of the invention
and
will be de?ned by the appended claims.
Figure 3 shows a wiring diagram.
What I claim is:
Referring now more particularly to the drawing
1. In bank equipment the combination with a
wherein like numerals of, reference designate the
teller’s booth, of an enclosed customer’s booth
same parts in each of the ?gures the numeral I
in the bank lobby adjacent and in communication
designates a conventional booth or cage wherein
with the teller’s booth, said customer’s booth be
the receiving and paying teller of a bank is sta
ing completely enclosed and having an entrant
tioned. Deposits are received and cash paid out . door opening opposite and in front of the teller’s
over the counter 2. In front of the teller’s booth,
booth and also having an exit door opening,
or cage, and within the lobby of the bank, there
swinging doors for completely closing said open
is located the customer’s booth 3 which is en
ings, a transparent pane in the door opposite and
closed on all sides but communicates, for the
in front of the teller’s booth, locks automatically
transaction of business, with the teller’s cage I.
cngageable with the doors for maintaining said
The booth 3 rests onvthe ?oor of the lobby and
doors in closed position and electrical means in
extends to any desired height and is closed above.
cluding solenoids under the exclusive control of
It is preferably constructed of strong sheet
the teller and which may be alternatively ener
metal although it may be made of any other
gized by the teller for alternatively releasing said
selected material. It has the inwardly opening 40 locks.
entrant door 4 provided with a transparent pane
2. In bank equipment the combination with a
4a so that a customer seeking to enter may know
teller’s booth, of an enclosed customer’s booth in
whether or not the booth is then occupied.
the bank lobby adjacent and in communication
The booth 3 also has an exit door 5. These
with the teller’s booth, said customer’s booth be
doors have the usual spring hinges which nor 45 ing completely enclosed and having an entrant
mally move them to closed position when they
door opening opposite the teller’s booth and also
are opened. They are latched in closed position
having a side exit door opening, swinging doors
by a conventional latch mechanism 6 shown in
completely closing said openings, locks arranged
Figure 2. Each latch mechanism is associated
to automatically engage with the doors for lock
with an electro-magnet as 1 whereby the latch 50 ing said doors in closed position and electrical
mechanism may be released when it is desired
means including independent solenoids under the
to open the corresponding door. Each electro
exclusive control of the teller and means in the
magnet is connected into an electric circuit such
teller’s booth for alternatively energizing the sole
switches l0 and H accessible to the teller. 66
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