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Aug. 28, 1962
P. E. WALTON
3,051,378
CASH REGISTER
Filed April 13, 1956
8 Sheets-Sheet 1
INVENTOR.
PAUL.
E ~ WALTQN
BY
ATTO QNEYE
Aug. 28, "1962
P. E. WALTON
3,051,378
CASH REGISTER
Filed April 13, 1956
8 Sheets-Sheet 2
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INVENTOR.
PAUL
a. WALTON
ATTQRNEYS
Aug. 28, 1962
P. E. WALTON
3,051,378
CASH REGISTER
Filed April 13, 1956
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Aug. 28, 1962
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CASH REGISTER
Filed April 13, 1956
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INVENTOR.
PAUL
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Aug. 28, 1962
P. E. WALTON
3,051,378
CASH REGISTER
Filed April 15, 1956
8 Sheets-Sheet 8
INVENTOR.
PAL) L.
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BY
ATTORNEVS
United States Patent 0 " ice
1
3,051,378
CASH REGISTER
Paul E. Walton, Orlando, Fla, assignor to R. C. Allen
Business Machines, Iuc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Filed Apr. 13, 1956, Ser. No. 578,061
10 Claims. (Cl. 235—25)
This invention relates generally to cash registers and
3,051,378
Patented Aug. 28, 1962
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indicator tabs corresponding to the keys of the cash drawer
providing visual apprisement of the type and cost of each
unit being recorded or registered by the cash drawer dur
ing a series of operations.
A more speci?c object of invention in conformance
with that set forth is to provide in an attachment of the
character involved a plurality of visual indicator tab
magazines including indicator tabs corresponding to the
various designations and denomination designations of
the like, and is more particularly concerned with an as
sembly for visual transaction indication usable as an aux 10 the tabulating ‘keys of the cash drawer, including means
operatively connected to indexing structure of the cash
iliary or conversion attachment for conventional combina
drawer for simultaneously indexing corresponding visual
tion adding machine-cash drawer units, or as an initially
indicator tabs in one or more of the magazines, and
installed integral portion of a combination adding ma
means for resetting previously activated or actuated visual‘
chine-cash drawer unit.
A preferred embodiment of invention is disclosed rela~
indicator tabs made visible during a previous operation
tive to a conventional combination adding machine-cash
drawer unit, such as a type manufactured by R. C. Allen
of the cash drawer.
Another object of invention in conformance with that
Business Machines, Incorporated, of Grand Rapids, Michi
set forth is to‘ provide in an attachment of the character
involved duplicate sets of visual indicator tab magazines
tivating handle or the like ‘moving toward the operator 20 and means connected therebetween whereby when visual
indicator tabs are released or activiated in one magazine
of the machine, the machine being of either the manually
a similar visual indicator tab is simultaneously activated
or electrically motivated type. This invention may be
providing visual indication of the denomination and type
utilized in numerous presently manufactured combina
sale from both the front and rear of the cash drawer.
tion adding machine-cash drawer units which incorporate
A still further object of invention in conformance with
a forward power stroke activating an oscillating or re 25
that set forth is to provide in an attachment of the char
ciprocating indexing sector, a main drive shaft rotatably
acter involved with means for deactivating the attach
supported in transverse relationship on the adding ma
ment and visual indicators thereof whereby the combina
chine frame and connected through various levers to a
tion adding machine-cash drawer unit may be used as
reciprocating linkage member, such as a restoring power
arm, and also including a vertically displaceable total and 30 an adding machine independent of the attachment.
Other objects of invention in conformance with that set
sub-total index key actuating cooperating vertically dis
gan, which utilizes a forward power stroke, i.e., an ac
placeable linkages as ‘well as actuating a printing assembly ‘
and the like.
‘Combination adding machine-cash drawer units are
forth reside in the cooperation of the various parts of the
attachment affording the novel indicating means of the
invention.
And yet another still further object of invention in
appreciably cheaper than most type of cash registers, as 35
conformance with that set forth is to provide a novel
well as being more ?exible and versatile in affording a
attachment of the character involved which is readily
greater range of operation, and providing means for per
and economically manufactured, easily installed, serviced
forming a plurality of different operations. When a con
and maintained, ‘and highly practical, durable and accept
ventional cash register is utilized as an adding machine,
able ?or the purpose intended.
for which it is not designed, the visual indicator tabs
These, together with other objects and advantages will
and the operating parts thereof are simultaneously ac
‘become subsequently apparent, reside in the details of
tuated resulting in shortening of the life of the cooperat
construction and operation as more fully hereinafter de
ing parts due to excessive operation and wear, as well as
scribed and claimed, reference being had to the accom
increasing maintenance problems of the cash register. In
panying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like
addition, conventional cash registers are appreciably
numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
slower in operation than adding machine type cash draw
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the novel combina
ers, the latter incorporating a fewer operating parts and
tion adding machine-cash drawer unit incorporating there
being susceptible to more ready maintenance and repair.
Present day conventional combination adding machine 50 with the novel ‘attachment providing visual indicating
means to both the operator of the device and a customer;
cash drawer units, in addition to requiring a smaller initial
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of the novel at
capital investment, will perform all the functions of con
tachrnent with the housing thereof removed, including a
ventional cash registers more e?iciently and with less
fragmentary portion of a conventional combination
maintenance problems, however, as at presently advised,
combination adding machine-cash drawer units fail to in 55 adding machine-cash drawer unit with which the novel
attachment is used;
clude visual indicator tabs for apprising the customer
FIGURE 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view of a por
tion of the operating or camming lever shown in FIG
URE 2, illustrating the manner in which said lever is
frugal shopper when not apprised of each individual item
being charged, desiring to- check the operator of the ma 60 utilized for restoring previously activated visual indi
cator tabs;
chine, in a grocery store, service station or the like, will
FIGURE 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view
hesitate and even refuse to shop in such an establish
taken substantially on line 4—4 of FIGURE 2, shovw'n-g
ment.
in phantom lines the manner in which the operating or
The primary object of invention in conformance with
that set forth is to overcome the shortcomings of the 65 actuating lever of FIGURE 3 is utilized for activating
previously indexed visual indicator tabs of the plural vis
prior art and to provide novel visual indicating means
ual indicator tab magazines;
for adding machine type cash drawers.
FIGURE 5 is a side elevational view similar to FIG
Another object of invention in conformance with that
URE 2 taken from the side of the novel attachment
set forth is to provide an attachment for combination add
ing machine-cash drawer units which is automatically 70 opposite that of FIGURE 2;
FIGURE 6 is a vertical sectional view taken substan
actuated during operation of the combination adding ma
tially on line 6-6 of FIGURE 2;
chine-cash drawer unit, including a plurality of visual
of the cost and type of individual item or service as each
sale or item is recorded or tabulated. Oftentirnes the
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FIGURE 7 is an enlarged sectional view taken sub
disposed tabulating keys numbered from “1” to “9” indi
stantially on line 7—7 of FIGURE 5, showing in phan
cating dollars as indicated at 32, and a fourth row of
tom lines an alternate position of a linkage member for
vertically disposed keys 34 which include item designa—
activating previously indexed visual indicator tabs, and
further showing the restoring assembly for resetting pre
viously activated visual indicator tabs;
FIGURE 8 is a sectional View taken substantially on
tions such as groceries, tax, gasoline, etc. as well as keys
with letter designations for identifying the clerk ringing
up the sale. Indicated at 36 is a total tabulating key, at
38 there is shown a sub-total tabulating key, and at 40
there is designated a change or correction key. Although
line 8—8 of FIGURE 5, showing additional portions of
the conventional combination adding machine-cash drawer
the exemplary embodiment is shown with respect to a com
unit for the purpose of illustrating the sector mechanism 10 bination adding machine-cash drawer unit having a maxi
utilized for indexing the visual indicator tabs of the novel
mum capacity up to $9,999.99, it is to be understood that
attachment;
machines of a greater or larger capacity may readily in
FIGURE 9 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view
corporate the novel visual indicating attachment to sub
taken substantially on line 9-9 of FIGURE 5 showing
sequently be described in detail,
in detail by means of phantom lines the manner in which
one of the visual indicator tabs is activated or disposed in
a visible position, further showing the means for retain
ing the visual indicator tab in an unexposed position;
FIGURE 10 is a fragmentary sectional view taken sub
stantially on line 10—-10' of FIGURE 7, showing the con
struction of the visual indicator tab‘ magazine including
the “total” tab‘ assembly disposed therein;
FIGURE 11 is a fragmentary sectional view taken sub
stantially on line 11-11 of FIGURE 10, showing an
alternate position of the cooperating structure for actuat
ing the “total” indicator tab;
FIGURE 12 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective
view of a portion of the novel attachment, showing the
actuating lever or rod and parts cooperating therewith
The attachment 14 includes a suitable observation
window portion 44 which opens to both the front and the
rear of the attachment a?ording visual observation of both
the customer and the clerk or operator of the machine.
As is conventional in the art, and for the purposes of
identi?cation in this case, the operator of the machine
will be disposed in a position to observe the machine as
seen in FIGURE 1, this being designated as the rear of
the Imachine wherein the novel visual indicating attach~
ment will be disposed toward the ‘front of the machine.
25 The novel visual indicating attachment may be incorporat
ed as an auxiliary attachment for the conventional com
bination adding machine-cash drawer unit, in which event
the cover member of said machine will be modi?ed in
any suitable manner for cooperating with the cover of
seen and mentioned relative to FIGURES 2 and 3, and 30 the novel attachment, and the frame of the conventional
further showing means for deactivating the novel attach
adding machine cash drawer will also be modi?ed for
ment whereby the combination adding machine-cash
this purpose. However, the novel attachment may also
drawer unit may be used as an adding machine separate
be incorporated as a part of the combination adding ma~
from the novel attachment;
chine-cash drawer unit when initially manufactured, in
FIGURE 13 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective
which event a suitable frame and cover member will be
view showing the operating linkage utilized for activating
supplied. The novel attachment in this instance will be
the “total” visual indicator tab; and
described as being an auxiliary attachment cooperating
FIGURE 14 is a fragmentary enlarged perspective
'with a previously manufactured conventional combination
view of an indexing sector of a conventional adding ma
adding machine-cash drawer unit.
chine showing the manner in which the indexing struc 40
In FIGURES 2 through 14 the housing ‘or cover mem
ture or linkage of the attachment is operated for the pur
ber of the novel indicating attachment has been conven
pose of indexing one or more of the visual indicator tabs.
iently removed, and wherever necessary fragmentary por
Referring to the drawings in detail, as seen in FIGURE
tions of the conventional combination adding machine
1 an adding machine type cash drawer including the
cash drawer unit have been disclosed in their relationship
novel visual indicating attachment is indicated generally
at 10, the conventional combination adding machine~cash
drawer unit being indicated generally at 12, and the novel
visual indicating attachment being indicated generally at
to the novel attachment.
The visual indicating attachment 14, exclusive of the
cover member therefor, includes a support frame member
indicated generally at 46, visual indicator tab means 48
comprising a plurality of indicator tab magazine assem
blies 50 and 52 which will be identi?ed as ?rst and second
14. The cash drawer 12 will have enclosed within the
housing 16 the various cooperating parts of the conven
tional combination adding machine-cash drawer unit in
indicator tab means, respectively, the magazines 50‘ and 52
cluding a lower enlarged portion 18 reciprocably support
being equal to each row of ?gures on the combination
ing therein a suitable cash drawer 20 extensible during
adding machine-cash drawer unit, and an additional mag
a “totalling” operation of the cash drawer 20. The cash
azine indicated generally at 54‘ is provided, this magazine
drawer, in the exemplary embodiment, is shown to be 55 including visual indicator tab assemblies equal in number
operated by a manually operable crank-type handle 22
to the item designation tabulation keys 34, and in addi
and includes a totalling assembly, not shown in detail,
tion incorporating therein a visual indicator tab assembly
incorporating an indicia portion 24, :for registering each
activated by depression of the total and sub-total tabulat
item being added or recorded by the cash drawer, a print
ing keys of the cash drawer, as will subsequently become
ing assembly indicated generally at 26 aifording an item 60 apparent. The novel visual indicating attachment also in
ized list of the various numbers being added as well as
cludes indexing means indicated generally at 56, reset
including thereon letter designations of the type of goods
or material being added, such as tax, groceries, gasoline,
etc. The just mentioned structure is conventional and
although a manually operated combination adding ma
chine-cash drawer unit is disclosed in the exemplary em
bodiment, types ‘of machines of the character involved
being electrically motivated may also have the novel at
tachment incorporated therewith. The exemplary em
bodiment discloses a combination adding machine-cash
drawer unit having a maximum capacity of $9,999.99
including a ?rst row of tabulating keys 28 numbering
from “1” to “9” for indicating cents, a second row of
tabulating keys in divisions of “10” numbering from “10”
or restoring means indicated generally at 58 for restoring
activated visual tab assemblies to a reset position for sub
sequent use, actuating means indicated generally at 60
> for operating the reset means and indexed indexing means,
and deactivation means indicated generally at 62 for ren
dering the novel visual indicating attachment inoperative
whereby the combination adding machine-cash drawer
unit may be utilized in dilferent procedures exclusive
of the attachment.
The frame member 46 includes a suitable base portion
64 suitably secured to the base or chassis portion of the
cash drawer in any suitable manner, and has extending
vertically therefrom suitably secured spaced side frame
to “90” as indicated at 30, a third row of vertically 75 members 66 and 68, and 70 and 72 on opposite sides of
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said base member 64.
Suitably secured on the upper ends
thereof are end members 74 and 76 which extend between
the upper ends of the vertical support members 70‘ and
72, and 66 ‘and 68, respectively, and extending from op
in proportion to the movement of the indexing portion
of the cash ‘drawer. Extending transversely to the rods
‘168 is a lateral abutment element 110 constituting index
ing means when said rod is rotated as will subsequently
become apparent and be described in detail. The element
posite ends of members 74 and 76 are top frame mem
bers 78 and ‘80, the members 74 through 80 providing a
‘110 serves as an abutment engageable with an inner sur
skeletonized horizontal support portion for the visual in
dicator tab means as will subsequently become apparent,
face portion of the frame member 80.
The lever members 88 have extending from an upper
as well as providing means for journaling various linkages
and shafts as will also be described in detail.
The ver
tical support members 66 through 72, and horizontal sup
port members 74 through St) may be conveniently formed
from suitable right-angled structural channel members of
aluminum or any other suitable material.
Suitably se
cured between intermediate oppositely disposed portions
of the vertical support members 66 and 68, and 70 and
72, are transverse support elements 82 and 864.
Between suitable aligned intermediate apertures of the
vertical support members 68 and 72 is journaled a trans
verse support shaft 86 which has secured in spaced rela
tionship thereon in any suitable manner intermediate
portions of vertically pivotal levers 88, said levers 88
being of the same number as indicator tab magazine
assemblies 50, and one additional lever 88 for actuating the
indicator tab magazine assembly 54, each of said levers 88
being in substantial alignment with the aforementioned
magazine assemblies [and constituting a portion of the in
dexing means 56.
The levers 88 may be of any suitable
construction and have secured at their lower end portions
by means of a screw 96‘, for example, force transmitting
means shown in the exemplary embodiment as a suitable
end thereof a pin element 112 which has secured thereto
10 one end of a tension spring element 114 the other end
of which being disposed over the previously mentioned
indexing pins or abutment elements 110‘, thus as the lever
elements 88 pivot counterclockwise as seen in FIGURE
5, for example, the indexing rods 108 are moved to a
proper position relative to the magazine assemblies previ
ously mentioned and to be described in detail, during a
given operation or manipulation of the power handle of
the unit, and in timed sequence movement of said handle
forwardly or away from the operator of the unit results
in operation of the actuating means 60, to be later de
scribed in detail, causing rotation of the indexing rod 108
and activation of visual indicator tab assemblies also to
subsequently be ‘described in detail. Prior to activation
of the previously mentioned visual indicator tab assem
‘olies the reset or restoring means will have been actuated
by the actuating means for the purpose of resetting the
aforementioned visual indicator tab assemblies.
The visual indicator tab magazine assemblies 50, 52 and
54 each comprise a vertically extending support member
116 suitably supported in vertically extending relationship
from the frame members 78 and 80 and conveniently in
cluding a 'C-shaped cross section opening toward the in
?exible cable element 92, however, the force transmitting
dexing rods 1068. Members 116 include a web portion
means may also comprise a substantially rigid linkage ele
118 and side ?anges 120 and 122, however, the magazine
ment of any suitable character. The cable 92 has secured
at an end portion thereof extending toward the combina 35 assemblies 52 have the visual tab assemblies therein oper
atively connected with force transmitting means to subse
t-ion adding machine-cash drawer unit adjustable securing
quently be described for simultaneous actuation with those
means indicated generally at 94, see FIGURES 8 and 14,
contained in magazine assemblies 50, the magazine as
for example, including a threaded body portion 96 ter
semblies 50 and 52 a?ording means for providing simul
minating in an upper hook end portion 98 which is engage
able ‘with an oscillating or vertically pivotal indexing sec 40 taneous observation of the indicia means of the indicator
tabs from the front and rear of the novel attachment.
tor portion ‘1006 of a conventional combination adding
Thus the magazine assemblies 52 may be eliminated if
machine-cash ‘drawer unit. In this regard although an
desired. Each of the magazine assemblies include therein
indexing sector is disclosed, means 94 may be suitably se
a plurality of juxtaposed visual tab assemblies indicated
cured to any reciprocating indexing portion of a conven
tional combination adding machine-cash drawer unit with 45 ‘generally at 124 being of the same number as the number
of tabulating keys in the columns or rows of tabulating
'which the visual indicating attachment will be utilized.
The body portion ‘96 has threadedly disposed thereon a
clamp nut 102 cooperating with the hook end portion 93
for ?xedly securing the assembly 94 ion the indexing por
tion of the cash drawer.
Threadedly disposed on an in
keys, however, the magazine assembly 54 will have as
many visual tab assemblies as there are item tabulating
keys and will also include therein an independently oper
50 able visual tab assembly activated upon actuation of the
total or sub-total tabulating keys of the cash drawer.
The visual tab assemblies 124 include a lower latch
nut 104 to which the end portion of the ?exible cable
portion 126 and a vertically reciprocable resiliently urged
92 is suitably secured, and thus rotation of the nut 104 will
indicia tab portion 128. The ?anges 120 and 122 of the
result in changing the effective length of the flexible cable
92 and ‘when the index-ing sector 100 is pivoted as seen by 55 channel member ‘116 include a transverse pivot. shaft suit
ably secured and extending therebetween in suitable aper
the direction arrow in FIGURE 14 a comparable move
tured portion as indicated ‘at 130, the latch portions 126
ment will take place in one of the levers 88, thus simul
comprising intermediately pivoted lever elements having
taneous indexing of the novel indicating attachment will
an upper hook portion 132, see FIGURE 9, which is ex
result due to comparable movement of indexing portions.
When utilizing a ?exible cable 92 instead of a rigid link 60 tendable and pivotal into overlying relationship relative
to a laterally extending hook portion 134 on the lower
age ‘as previously mentioned, the lever members 88 have
end of the indicia tab portions v128. A suitable transverse
secured to an intermediate upper end portion thereof one
rod 136 is disposed between the ?anges i120‘ and 122 in
end of a tension spring member 106, the other end of
underlying relationship relative to the hook portion 134 of
which being secured to a convenient portion of the frame
or on the frame member 78 of the attachment, for ex 65 the indicia tab portion 128 ‘for positioning the same
when they are disposed in a latched position. The web
ample. Reciprocably and rotatably supported adjacent
portion 118 of member ‘116 is inwardly bent at 138 this
the indicator tab magazine assemblies 50 and 54 are in
portion constituting a camming portion for engagement
’dexing rod elements 168 which may be supported in any
rter-mediate portion of the body portion 96 is in an adjusting
suitable manner on the frame member of the attachment,
for example, extending through suitably aligned opposite
ly disposed aperture portions in the frame members 78
and 80, see FIGURE 10, [for example. Said rods being
in alignment with the pivotal path of an upper end por
tion of the levers 88 and thus pivotal movement of the
same results in reciprocatory movement of said rods 108
with the upper end 140 of a lower portion 142 of the ver
70 tically reciprocable indicia. tab portions. Said indicia
tab portions in addition to including the lower portion 142
has pivotally connected at 144 an indicating tab portion
146 which includes an edge portion 148 in engagement
with a transverse guide rod 150 suitably secured in trans
75 verse relationship between the ?anges 1201 and 122 and
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the upper edge of portion 142 of the indicia tab portion
laterally disposed clamping sleeve element 198 which is
has a transverse notch ‘152 disposed therein for engage
ment with a reciprocable abutment portion of the reset
means as will subsequently be described.
suitably secured by means of a set screw (not shown)
to an elongated spring urged guide rod 200 constituting a
The ?anges 120 and 122 of member 116 also have
extending transversely therebetWeen a pair of spaced sup
port rod elements 154 and 156 having extending there
between a plurality of elongated spring members 158, see
FIGURE 9, which are in longitudinal alignment with the
portion of the restoring or resetting means 58. The guide
rod 280 extends vertically through a suitable apertured
portion of the ?ange 30 of the frame member, arranged
in transverse relationship to the front side of the magazine
assembly members 116 and secured to the ?anges 122
thereof in any suitable manner in overlying reltaionship
latch portions of the visual tab assemblies, said springs
relative to frame member portion 88 is a channel mem
158 being overcome upon rotation of the index rod 108
and being effective to urge the latch portion 132 into latch
ber 2112, see FIGURE 2, which is suitably apertured for
guidingly receiving therethrough the guide rod 200. Suit
ably secured at the pivot portion 192 of the linkage 194,
ing engagement with the reciprocable indicia tab portion
previously described. Suitably secured in upwardly
see FIGURE 6, is one end of a tension spring member
spaced relationship relative to the rod 156 for engagement 15 204 which extends in substantially parallel alignment to
with a side edge of the reciprocable indicia tab portion
the guide rod 201} through a suitable apertured portion in
is a transverse spring member 164)‘ which aids in urging
said reciprocable tab portion into a proper position for
engagement with the hook portion 132. Each of the
frame member 80 being suitably secured to the transverse
member 202, Said spring 204 being effective to urge the
rod 288 upwardly, the upper portion 286 of element 198,
portions 142 of said reciprocable indicia portion has ex
see FIGURE 12, serving as an abutment to engage the
tending from one side thereof a mounting pin element
162 having secured thereto a tension spring element 164,
undersurface of frame portion 80‘ for limiting the upward
movement of the guide rod 200.
the other end of said tension spring being suitably se
relationship on an intermediate portion of the guide rod
Secured in transverse
cured to a transverse pin or rod 166 extending between
20%} is a transverse support bar 268, see FIGURES 2, 5
the aforementioned ?anges 120 and 122, said springs 164
being effective to urge the indicia portion of the recip
rocable indicia tab portion to a visible position after it
has been activated by rotation of the indexing rod 168.
and 7, for example said bar 208 having extending normal
therefrom suitably secured blade or bail elements 210,
said blade elements 216 being equal to the number of
visual indicator tab magazine assemblies and extending
Suitably secured on upper ends of the ?anges 12% and
through a suitable notch portion 212 in the side ?ange 122
122 are a pair of resilient converging guide plate elements 30 of member 116 of the indicator tab magazine assemblies.
168 and 170 which will engage relatively ?exible upper
As seen in FIGURE 9, the blade or bail elements 210 in
indicia portions 172, see FIGURE 2, of the reciprocable
tab portions for disposing them in substantially vertical
relationship relative to the observation window of the
clude a lower knife edge portion 214 which is engageable
in the notch portion 152 of the indicator portion 142 of
the visual indicator tab assemblies, said notch portion 152
attachment.
Q3 Cir being oriented into underlying relationship relative to the
As most clearly seen in FIGURE 9, the pivotal latch
blade edge 214 by the cam portion 138 previously de
portions 126 of the visual tab assemblies has extending
scribed. Thus rotation of the lever 190 results in recip
therethrough a transverse bore portion 174 which is in
rocaole movement of the guide rod 290, the tension of
longitudinal alignment with a similar or comparable visual
the spring 206 being overcome, and accordingly down
tab assembly contained in one of the magaznie assem 40 ward movement of the blade elements 210 results in re
blies 52 (not shown) said bore portions 174 having re
storing or resetting previously activated indicator portions
ceived therein a bent end portion 176 of an elongated
of the visual indicator tab assemblies to a position for sub
sequent use, the same being relatched or reengaged by the
force transmitting rod 178, and thus when the pivotal
latch portions of the magazine assemblies 58 are caused
to rotate by actuation of the index rod 188 a similar
visual tab assembly in the magazine assemblies 52 will
be activated, thus visual tabs will be observable from both
the front and rear of the attachment.
As seen in FIG
URE 6, the force transmitting rods 178 are vertically
spaced to prevent interference of reciprocable movement '
therebetween.
The actuating means 60 includes an elongated cam link
or bar 180 which is pivotally connected at 182, see FIG—
URE 2 for example, to vertically pivotal or reciprocable
linkage structure 184, for example, the power restoring
latch portion 142 previously described.
In order to obtain the aforementioned rotary move
ment of the shaft 188 there is secured thereon in any suit
able manner on an intermediate portion of the shaft 138
in spaced relationship from the lever 19% a lever element
216 having extending laterally from a lower end portion
thereof a suitably secured cam follower element 218,
see FIGURE 12, engageable in a cam notch portion 220
in an intermediate lower edge portion of the link or bar
180, the bar 1819 including on its end portion 222 a suit
able hook portion 224, see FIGURE 12, which has se
cured thereto one end of a tension spring member 226
the other end of which being secured to a suitable por
arm 186 being suitable for this purpose, however, any
suitable reciprocable linkage of the cash drawer may be
utilized for supplying the power to the attachment. The
actuating means being operated on the return stroke of the
tion of the frame member portion 64, see FIGURE 6.
The spring ‘226 is effective to urge the link or bar 180
subsequent use.
A transverse support shaft 188 extends between op
ting means 58. Also secured to the transverse shaft 188
adjacent the lever 216 is a lever “.28 which is of a greater
positely disposed aligned aperture portions extending
length than the lever 216 and which has extending from
through the plates 82 and 84 of the frame member be
ing suitably journaled therein for rotation, said shaft 188
having suitably connected on a central portion thereof,
a lower end portion thereof a lateral abutment pin 230
disposed in underlying relationship relative to the cam
follower element 218, thus as the link or bar 180 moves
see FIGURE 12, a laterally extending lever element 190
pivotally connected at 192 to a connecting linkage 194,
said linkage 194 being pivotally connected at 196 to a
in the direction previously mentioned, the cam follower
218 is picked up in the cam notch 221) of the link 181)
causing sufficient rotary movement to the lever 190 to
downwardly about its pivotal connection 182 thus insur
adding machine type cash drawer after the visual indica 60 ing engagement between the cam portion 228 and cam fol
lower 218, and when the link 1% in moved in the direc
tor tab assemblies have been previously indexed in rela
tion indicated by the direction arrow of FIGURE 12 ro
tion to the tabulating keys of the cash drawer, during
tary movement will be imparted to the lever 216 and lever
reciprocation of the link or bar 188 the reset means 58
190 resulting in a downward movement of the guide rod
will have been actuated during part of the movement
200 as shown by the direction arrow in FIGURE 12
of said link 180 wherein all of the indicia portions of
resulting in a resetting or restoring operation of the reset
the tab assemblies will have been reset in a position for
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result in downward movement of the guide rod 200 suf
?ciently to reset the previously mentioned tab indicator
an intermediate portion of the reciprocable support bar
portion and as the link 180 continues to move the abut
which limits movement in a direction opposite to that indi
cated by the direction arrow of FIGURE 7. A suitable
guide element such as an elongated screw and washer
260 may be secured in the lateral support arm 250, see
ment pin or rod 230 will engage the lower edge portion
to the link 180 raising the same off of the cam follower
218 whereafter the tension spring 204 will be effective to
urge the reset means 58 to a position for subsequent op
eration. The lever 228 is adjustable about the shaft 188
by means of a suitable set screw 232, see FIGURE 4,
whereby the aforementioned lowering of the reset means
58 will take place due to reciprocation of the link 180
and subsequent release of said link from the cam follower
218 resulting from the larger arc of movement of the
abutment pin element 230.
The actuating means 60 also includes means for activat
ing previously indexed visual indicator tab asemblies due
to the previously mentioned vertical pivotal movement
of the levers 88 and indexing rods 108 which is in advance
of complete forward movement of the link 180, it is
252 is a suitable abutment element such as a screw 258
FIGURE 7, with the washer in overlying relationship
relative to the bar 252 for preventing accidental vertical
displacement thereof.
Suitably secured on an upper end portion of the rod
238 is a forwardly extending upper lateral lever arm 262,
see FIGURE 2 for example, which is pivotally connected
at 264 to a force transmitting link element 266 pivotally
connected at 268 to an intermediate portion of the support
15 bar 252. Thus the rotary movement of the lever arm
262 through the linkage 266 applies reciprocable move
ment to the support bar 2512 and actuation of the previous
ly indexed rods 108 previously described by engagement
of the abutment pin 234 with the vertical abutment pin
to be understood that the reset means 58 will be actuated 20 244 on the lower lateral lever arm 242 also secured to
substantially at the same time said indexing rods 108 are
the vertical shaft 234. If described in order to retain the
positioned adjacent a visual indicator tab assembly to
bar 252 in engagement with the support arm 248 for the
be activated.
purpose of aiding of the return of said bar 252 with the
The activation of the previously indexed rods 108 takes
abutment 258 thereof in engagement with the support
place at the end of the stroke of the link 180, said link 25 arm an elongated tension spring 270 may be secured to
180 including on its end portion 222 a laterally extend
the end 272 of said bar 252, see FIGURE 7, the other end
ing abutment pin element 234, see FIGURE 4, and ex
of said spring 270' being suitably secured to the support
tending laterally from an intermediate portion of frame
frame member. When the support bar 252 reciprocates
member 84 is a suitably secured horizontally disposed
in the direction indicated by the direction arrow 259 the
support plate 236 which underlies portion 74 of the frame 30 spring 270 will engage the adjacent edge portion 274 of
member, said plate ‘236 and frame member portion
the support arm ‘248 tending to urge the bar 252 in a
74 having suitable aligned apertures extending there
direction opposite that of the direction arrow in FIG
through rotatably supporting a suitably journaled vertical
URE 7 this movement also being caused by the previous
shaft 238 of a crank assembly indicated generally at 240,
ly mentioned tension spring 246 in engagement with the
see FIGURE 2 for example, said crank assembly 240 35 vertical abutment pin 244.
including means thereon for engagement with the previ
The visual indicator tab magazine assembly 54, as
ously mentioned abutment pin 234 as will subsequently
previously mentioned, includes therein a plurality of visual
be described. The shaft 238 has extending from a lower
tab assemblies corresponding to the item tabulating keys
end portion thereof a suitably secured lower lateral lever
of the adding machine type cash drawer, and also in
arm 242, see FIGURE 12, extending toward the link 180 40 cludes an independently actuated visual tab assembly in
and having extending from an upper surface portion
dicated generally at 276 in FIGURE 10, said tab assembly
thereof a vertical abutment pin element 244 disposed in
the path of reciprocable movement of the abutment pin
234 and accordingly when the pin 234 engages the pin
244 the shaft 238 will be rotated about its longitudinal
276 being actuated by the total and subtotal index keys
as will subsequently become apparent and including a
foreshortened lower latch portion 278. Thus this latch
axis. Suitably connected to an upper end portion of the 45 portion 278 will not be engaged by the abutment pin 110
of the indexing rod 108 which is effective to activate
pin 244 is a tension spring elment 246 effective to cause
the other visual tab assemblies 124 of FIGURE 10. In all
other respects, with the exception as to how the tab as
from which it has been moved by the engagement thereof
sembly
276 is actuated, this tab assembly is identical with
by the pin 234, said spring 246 is suitably secured on an
adjacent side portion of the frame member of the attach 50 those previously described. Extending transversely
through the ?ange 122 of member 116 of the magazine
ment.
a forward rotary movement of the pin 244 to a position
assembly 54 is a bight portion 280 of a crank lever ele
ment indicated generally at 282 said crank lever element
including one end or leg portion 284 terminating in a
see FIGURE 7 for example, which have reciprocably
supported thereon an elongated support bar 252 having 55 reverse bend portion 286 extending into a suitable aper
ture portion in latch portion 278 of the tab assembly
extending laterally therefrom a plurality of transverse
276. The crank lever element 282 includes a second leg
abutment elements 254 normally located in overlying
The frame member has on the portion 80 a pair of
forwardly extending spaced support arms 248 and 250,
aligned relationship with the indexing rods 108, said rods
108 including laterally extending abutment pin elements
portion 288 substantially parallel to the leg 284 and hav
ing a lower end portion 290 engageable with a vertically
256 which are disposed in the path of reciprocation of 60 displaceable abutment reciprocably carried on the sup
port bar 252 as will be understood when considering
the abutment elements 254, it being noted that only the
FIGURES l0 and 11. Thus movement of the leg 288 in
visual indicator tab magazine assemblies 50 and 54 neces
the same direction as the support bar 252 for actuating
sitating the utilization of indexing rods 108 wherein
previously indexed rods 108 would result in a comparable
movement of the abutment elements 254 in the direction
indicated by the direction arrow in FIGURE 7 results in 65 movement of the leg 284 pulling the latch portion 278
of the visual tab assembly 276 away from the indicator
rotation of the indexing rods 108 thus activating previ~
portion thereof permitting the indicator portion having
ously indexed rods 108 due to the previously described
an indicia tab marked “total” to be urged in a visible
pivotal movement of the levers 88 wherein the lateral
observation position on the attachment.
pin elements 110 on the rods 108 will engage the latch
ing portion of the visual indicator tab assemblies. As 70 As most clearly seen in FIGURE 11, for example, the
seen in ‘FIGURE 7, the springs 114 which urge the index
support bar 252 has extending therethrough a suitably
ing rods 108 into engagement with the levers 88 upon
secured transverse support shaft 292 which has journaled
a return stroke also engage a side portion of the lateral
thereon vertically pivotal plate element 294, said plate ele
pin element 256 urging them in a direction toward the
ment having extending from an edge portion opposite the
abutment elements 254. Extending transversely through 75 bar 252 a lateral abutment pin element 296, see FIG
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URES 10 and 11, said abutment pin 296 normally being
disposed below the lower end portion 290 of leg portion
288 of the crank lever element 282 not being engageable
therewith except when the support plate 292 is raised as
indicated by the dotted line position in FIGURE 11. The
plate 294 will normally be in engagement on an upper
surface portion of an abutment element 254, see FIG
URE 11.
Indicated at 298, see FIGURE 13, is a downwardly
displaceable linkage element which is urged downwardly
12
to the exact construction and operation shown and de
scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?caitons and
equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope
of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A visual indicating attachment for cash registers
or the like comprising a support frame member, visual
indicator tab means supported on said frame member
and including visual tab assemblies corresponding to
the keyboard of a cash register, indexing means on the
when either the total or sub-total index keys of the cash
support frame member engageable with the visual tab
drawer are depressed, and supported on a suitable por—
assemblies and including force transmitting means en
tion 300 of the chassis of the cash drawer in any suitable
manner is a support bracket 302 which has pivoted at 304
an intermediately pivoted lever member 306 including
gageable with an indexing portion of the cash register
for simultaneous movement therewith, and actuating
means including a portion engageable with reciprocable
at its end 308 a laterally extending abutment pin element
310 engageable with a lower surface portion of the link
including a portion engageable with the indexing means
age 298, when such engagement occurs the opposite end
312 of the lever 366 will move upwardly in the direction
power means of the cash register, said actuating means
for activation of the same after the indexing means has
been indexed for disposing visual tab assemblies in an
indicated by the direction arrow in FIGURE 13, said end 20 observation position during each recording operation of
‘312 including in its upper edge portion a suitable recess
the cash register, the indexing means including a trans
having disposed therein one end of a substantially rigid
verse shaft journaled between opposite side portions of
force transmitting rod element 314, the upper end of
the frame member, elongated vertically pivotal lever
said rod 314, see FIGURE 11, being in engagement with
means on an intermediate portion of the shaft, the force
an undersurface portion of the plate 294 in spaced rela 25 transmitting means of said indexing means comprising
an elongated element connected at one end to a lower
tionship from the pivot shaft 292 wherein when the total
or sub-total keys are depressed the plate 294 will be
end portion of said lever means and including adjusting
means on the other end portion thereof for adjusting the
raised and subsequent reciprocable movement of the bar
effective length of the elongated element providing
252 results in engagement between the abutment pin 296
pivotal movement of the lever means in proportion to the
on the plate 2% in the lower end portion 290 of the
movement of an indexing portion of the cash register,
crank lever element 282 this movement causing activa
an elongated indexing rod, means for slidably and rotat
tion of the total indicator tab assembly 276. The indi
ably supporting said rod on an upper portion of the
cating portion of the tab assembly 276 will be reset or
frame member on an axis of rotation in alignment with
restored in the manner previously described relative to
the pivotal path of an upper end portion of the vertically
the reset assembly 58. The rod 314 will extend through
pivotal lever means, means extending between the index
a suitable apertured portion in the frame member portion
ing rod and lever means causing the indexing rod to
80 as seen in FIGURES 10‘ and 11. The support plate
move a predetermined distance during a recording opera
2% is ‘freely journaled on the support shaft 292, how
tion of the cash register, said indexing rod including a
ever, if desired a suitable spring may be incorporated
therewith to insure positive lowering of the same, other 40 lateral abutment portion disposable in indexed align
ment wtih a visual tab assembly whereby rotation of
wise the plate is free to fall or return to a position where
said indexing rod activates the visual tab assembly.
the pin 2% will not actuate the tab assembly 276 by
virtue of its own weight.
2. A visual indicating attachment for cash registers
or the like comprising a support frame member, visual
The de-activating means indicated generally at 62, see
indicator tab means supported on said frame member
FIGURES 2 and 12, for example, comprises a transverse
and including visual tab assemblies corresponding to the
shaft member 316 suitably jou-rnaled in member 70‘ of the
keyboard of a cash register, indexing means on the sup
side frame member, and terminating in a laterally ex
port frame member engageable with the visual tab assem
tending lever portion 318 continuing as a reverse bend
blies and including force transmitting means engageable
portion 320 disposable beneath the lower edge of the
with an indexing portion of the cash register for simul
actuating link 189, rotation of the reverse bend portion
taneous movement therewith, and actuating means in
320 in a counterclockwise direction as seen in FIGURE
cluding a portion engageable with reciprocable power
12 resulting in raising the link or bar element 180 about
means of the cash register, said actuating means including
its pivotal connection 182 wherein the cam notch por
a portion engageable with the indexing means for activa
tion 226" will not engage the cam follower 218 and the
tion of the same after the indexing means has been in
abutment pin 234 will not engage the vertical abutment
dexed for disposing visual tab assemblies in an observa
pin 244 thus the reset means 58 and the visual indicating
tion position during each recording operation of the cash
tab means of the attachment will be de-activated where
register, said visual indicator tab means comprising a
in the adding machine type cash drawer may be used
plurality of vertcally extending magazine assemblies ex
independently of the novel attachment. As seen in
FIGURE 2, the shaft 316 of the de-activating means 60 tending ‘from an upper end portion of the frame member
and including therein a plurality of juxtaposed visual
may include a slot portion 322 therein for accommodat
ing a suitable ke-y whereby the de-activating means may
be operated.
Thus there has been disclosed a novel visual indicating
attachment which fully conforms with the objects of
invention heretofore set forth.
Various positional directional terms such as “front,”
“rear,” “upper,” etc. are utilized herein to have only a
relative connotation to aid in describing the device and
it is not intended to require any particular orientation
with respect to any external elements.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention
tab assemblies equal to the number of keys disposed in
a single row of numerical tabulating keys on the key
board of the cash register, one magazine assembly includ
0 ing therein visual tab assemblies corresponding to the
item and total tabulating keys of the keyboard of the
cash register, each of said visual tab assemblies including
a pivotal latch portion engageable with the indexing
means, and a vertically reciprocable, resiliently urged
indicia tab portion detachably engaging the latch por
tion of the tab assembly.
3. A visual indicating attachment for cash registers or
the like comprising a support ‘frame member, visual indi
cator tab means supported on said ‘frame member and
including vvisual tab assemblies corresponding to the key
at
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board of a cash register, indexing means on the support
ing a lateral abutment extending therefrom, a crank as
frame member engageable with the visual tab assemblies
and including force transmitting means engageable with
an indexing portion of the cash register for simultaneous
movement therewith, actuating means including a portion
sembly including a central shaft portion journaled in ver
tically disposed relationship on the frame member, said
engageable with reciprocable power means of the cash reg
ister, said actuating means including a portion engage
crank assembly including a lower lateral abutment arm
on the shaft having an abutment portion thereon engage
able with the lateral abutment of the ‘link element during
reciprocation of the same, an upper lateral arm portion
extending from the shaft, a reciprocable bar element piv
able with the indexing means for activation of the same
otal‘ly connected to the upper lateral arm and including
after the indexing means has been indexed for disposing
visual tab assemblies in an observation position during 10 lateral abutment portions thereon, said indexing rods in
cluding a second lateral abutment portion disposed in the
each recording operation of the cash register, and second
path of reciprocation of the abutment portions of the bar
visual indicator tab means including visual tab assemblies
element engagement there‘between causing said indexing
corresponding to those of the ?rst mentional visual indi
rod to rotate about its longitudinal axis and activate the
cator tab means, and including force transmitting means
visual tab assemblies.
extending between the visual tab assemblies of the visual
5. A visual indicating attachment for cash registers or
indicator tab means permitting simultaneous activation of
the like comprising a support frame member, visual indi
corresponding visual tab assemblies, said visual tab as
cator tab means supported on said frame member and in
semblies including oppositely disposed indica means per
mitting observation of each recording operation from both
cluding visual tab assemblies corresponding to the key
the front and rear portions of the attachment, said visual
indicator tab means comprising a plurality of vertically
extending magazine assemblies extending from an upper
end portion of the frame member and including therein
a plurality of juxtaposed visual tab assemblies equal to
the number of keys disposed in a single row of numerical
tabulating keys on the keyboard of the cash register, one
board of a cash register, indexing means on the support
magazine assembly including therein visual tab assemblies
comparable to the item and total tabulating keys of the
keyboard of the cash register, each of said visual tab as
semblies including a pivotal latch portion engageable with
the indexing means, and a vertically reciprocable, resil
iently urged indicia tab portion detachably engaging the
latch portion of the tab assembly, the force transmittting
frame member engageable with the visual tab assemblies
and including force transmitting means engageable with
an indexing portion of the cash register for simultaneous
movement therewith, actuating means including a portion
engageable with reciprocable power means of the cash
register, said actuating means including a portion engage
able with the indexing means for activation of the same
after the indexing means has been indexed for disposing
visual tab assemblies in an observation position during
each recording operation of the cash register, and reset
means including portions engageable with the visual tab
assemblies and the actuating means for returning previ
ously activating tab assemblies to a reset position for
means between the visual tab assemblies comprising an
subsequent activation, said visual indicator tab means
elongated rod element extending between the pivotal latch
comprising a plurality of vertically extending magazine
portions of corresponding tab assemblies permitting si
assemblies extending from an upper end portion of the
frame member and including therein a plurality of juxta
posed visual tab assemblies equal to the number of keys
disposed in a single row of numerical tabulating keys on
the keyboard of the adding machine type cash register,
cator tab means supported on said frame member and in
one magazine assembly including therein visual tab as
cluding visual tab assemblies corresponding to the key
semblies comparable to the item and total tabulating keys
board of a cash register, indexing means on the support
of the keyboard of the cash register, each of said visual
frame member engageable with the visual tab assemblies
tab assemblies including a pivotal latch portion engage
and including force transmitting means engageable with 45
able with the indexing means, and a vertically recipro~
an indexing portion of the cash register for simultaneous
multaneous release ‘of similar indicia tab portions upon
which the indicia means is disposed.
4-. A visual indicating attachment for cash registers or
the like comprising a support frame member, visual indi
movement therewith, and actuating means including a por
tion engageable with reciprocable power means of the
cash register, said actuating means including a portion en
ga-geable with the indexing means for activation of the
same after the indexing means has been indexed for dis
posing visual tab assemblies in an observation position dur
cable, resiliently urged indexing tab portion detachably
engaging the latch portion of the tab assembly, said actu
ating means comprising an elongated reciprocable link
element including an intermediate cam portion, a trans
verse support shaft journaled on said frame member, cam
follower means on the support shaft engageable with the
cam portion of said link element engagement therebe—
tween causing rotary movement of said cam follower, the
tween opposite side portions of the frame member, elon 55 resetting means including a lever element extending later
gated vertically pivotal lever mean-s on an intermediate
ally from the support shaft and rotatable therewith, a
portion of the shaft, the force transmitting means of said
vertically reciprocable, resiliently urged guide rod carried
indexing means comprising an elongated element con
on the support frame member and including a lower end
nected at one end to a lower end portion of said lever
portion connected to the rotatable lever, a transverse sup—
means and including adjusting means on the other end 60 port bar carried on an upper portion of the guide rod, a
ing each recording operation of the cash register‘, the in
dexing means including a transverse shaft journaled be—
portion thereof for adjusting the effective length of the
elongated element providing pivotal movement of the lever
means in proportion to the movement of an indexing por
plurality of blade elements extending laterally from the
support bar adjacent each magazine assembly and includ
ing an abutment edge portion engageable with the acti
tion of the cash register, an elongated indexing rod slid~
vated vertically reciprocable resiliently urged tab portions
ably and rotatably supported on an upper portion of the 65
for engaging the same with the pivoted latch portions
frame member on an axis of rotation in alignment with
of
the visual tab assemblies resulting in lowering said
the pivotal path of an upper end portion of the vertically
tab portions.
pivotal lever means, means extending between the index
6. A visual indicating attachment for cash registers or
ing rod and lever means causing the rod to vmove a pre
the like comprising a support frame member, visual in
determined distance during a recording operation of the
dicator tab means supported on said frame member and
cash drawer, said indexing rod including a lateral abut
including visual tab assemblies corresponding to the key
ment portion disposable in indexed alignment with a
board of a cash register, indexing means on the support
visual tab assembly whereby rotation of said indexing rod
activates the visual tab assembly, said actuating means
frame member engageable with the visual tab assemblies
comprising an elongated reciproeable link element includ 75 and including force transmitting means engageable with
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an indexing portion of the cash register for simultaneous
movement therewith, actuating means including a portion
engageable with reciprocable power means of the cash
register, said actuating means including a portion engage
able with the indexing means for activation of the same
mitting means including a portion engageable with the
operating linkage of the total and sub-total tabulating
key linkage of the cash register permitting activation of
the total-indicia tab assembly.
8. A visual indicating attachment for cash registers
after the indexing means has been indexed for disposing
or the like comprising a support frame member, visual
visual tab assemblies in an observation position during
indicator tab means supported on said frame member and
each recording operation of the cash register, reset means
including visual tab assemblies corresponding to the key
including portions engageable with the visual ta-b- assem
board of a cash register, indexing means on the support
blies and the actuating means for returning previously 10 frame member engageable with the visual tab assemblies
activating tab assemblies to a reset position for subse
and including force transmitting means engageable with
quent activation, second visual indicator tab means in
an indexing portion of the cash register for simultaneous
cluding visual tab assemblies corresponding to those of
movement therewith, and actuating means including a
the ?rst mentioned visual indicator tab means, and in
portion engageable with reciprocable power means of the
cluding force transmitting means extending between the
cash register, said actuating means including a portion en
visual tab assemblies of the visual indicator tab means
gageable with the indexing means for activation of the
permitting simultaneous activation of corresponding visu
al tab assemblies, said visual tab assemblies including op
positely disposed indicia means permitting observation
same after the indexing means has been indexed for dis
posing visual tab assemblies in an observation position
during each recording operation of the cash register, said
of each recording operation from both the front and rear
portions of the attachment, and de-activation means en
gageable with the actuating means preventing activation
of the indexing and reset means and permitting inde
pendent use of the cash register exclusive of the attach
ment, said actuation means comprising an elongated re
visual indicator tab means comprising a plurality of verti
cally extending magazine assemblies extending from an
upper end portion of the frame member and including
therein a plurality of juxtaposed visual tab assemblies
equal to the number of keys disposed in a single row of
numerical tabulating keys on the keyboard of the cash
register, one magazine assembly including therein visual
ciprocable link element having one end portion thereof
connectable to operating linkage of the cash register, said
tab assemblies corresponding to the item and total tabu
link element including means thereon for sequentially
actuating the indexing and reset means, said de-activation
lating keys of the keyboard of the cash register, each
of said visual tab assemblies including a pivotal latch
means comprising a crank assembly journaled on a side
portion engageable with the indexing means, and a verti
portion of the frame member, said crank assembly in
cluding a lever portion engageable with the link element
permitting free reciprocable movement thereof without
engagement and actuation of the indexing and reset
cally reciprocable, resiliently urged indicia tab portion
detachably engaging the latch portion of the tab assembly,
and means for deactivating said actuating means thereby
preventing activation of said indexing means and said
visual tab assemblies during operation of the cash regis
means.
7. A visual indicating attachment for cash registers or
ter.
the like comprising a support frame member, visual indi
9. In a cash register, a reciprocable power means, a
cator tab means supported on said frame member and
keyboard having a plurality of rows of keys and a total
including visual tab assemblies corresponding to the key
key, a visual indicating attachment including a visual indi
board of a cash register, indexing means on the support 40 cator tab means having an indicator tab magazine assem
frame member engageable with the visual tab assemblies
bly for each row of keys, a plurality of juxtaposed visual
and including force transmitting means engageable with
tab assemblies in each magazine assembly of the same
an indexing portion of the cash register for simultaneous
number as the number of keys in a row thereof and each
movement therewith, and actuating means including a
including indicia portions adapted to be selectively acti
portion engageable with reciprocable power means of
vated into observation position, a rotatable and reciprocal
the cash register, said actuating means including a portion
indexing means for each row of keys and an indicator tab
engageable with the indexing means for activation of the
magazine assembly, said indexing means being reciprocally
same after the indexing means has been indexed for dis
indexed by punching of said keys, actuating means driven
posing visual tab assemblies in an observation position
by said power means for rotating said indexing means
during each recording operation of the adding machine
during each recording operation to permit operation of a
visual tab assembly and activation of a corresponding
indicia portion into observation position, reset means in
type cash register, said visual indicator tab means com
prising a plurality of vertically extending magazine as
semblies extending from an upper end portion of the
cluding portions engageable with said visual tab assemblies
frame member and including therein a plurality of juxta
for returning previously activated indicia portions to a
posed visual tab assemblies equal to the number of keys
reset position for subsequent activation, means for driv
disposed in a single row of numerical tabulating keys on
ingly connecting said actuating means and said reset
the keyboard of the cash register, one magazine assembly
means, and deactivation means engageable with said actu
including therein visual tab assemblies comparable to the
ating means to prevent same from driving said indexing
item and total tabulating keys of the keyboard of the
and reset means, thereby permitting independent use of
cash register, each of said visual tab assemblies including 60 the cash register without operating said visual indicating
a pivotal latch portion engageable with the indexing
attachment.
means, and a vertically reciprocable, resiliently urged in
10. In a cash register, a reciprocable power means, said
dicia tab portion detachably engaging the latch portion
reciprocable
power means operating said cash register
of the tab assembly, the one magazine assembly including
through one cycle of operation by a single forward stroke
an independently actuatable total-indicia tab assembly, a
65
crank lever element pivotally supported on the one maga
zine assembly and including one end portion engageable
with the pivotal latch portion of the total-indicia tab as
sembly and a second end portion disposed in overlying
relationship to the portion of the actuating means, said 70
portion of the actuating means including a vertically dis
placeable abutment element engageable with the second
end portion of the crank lever element, and force trans
mitting means including a portion engageable with the
vertically displaceable abutment element, said force trans
and a single reverse stroke, a keyboard having a plurality
of rows of keys and a total key, a visual indicating attach
ment including a visual indicator tab means having an
indicator tab magazine assembly for each row of keys, a
plurality of juxtaposed visual tab assemblies in each maga
zine assembly of the same number as the number of keys
in a row thereof and each including indicia portions
adapted to be selectively activated into observation posi
tion, a rotatable and reciprocal indexing means for each
75 row of keys and an indicator tab magazine assembly, said
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indexing means being reciprocally indexed by punching of
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for rotating said indexing means during each recording
operation to permit operation of a visual tab assembly
and activation of a corresponding indicia portion into
observation position, reset means including portions en
gageable with said visual tab assemblies for returning
previously activated indicia portions to a reset position for
subsequent activation, means for drivingly connecting said
actuating means and said reset means, said actuating 10
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the forward stroke of said reciprocable power means, and
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to prevent same from driving said indexing and reset
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