Abstract: A connecting/holding machine 30 of a cash container according to the present invention holds a cash container 15 having a bottom portion 15a and a back face side portion 15d and provided with first terminal portions 22 and 23 and a fitting-in hole 47 in its back face side portion 15d. This connecting/holding machine 30 includes a holding base 70 in which a mounting portion 40 capable of mounting the cash container 15 and a back face portion 42 standing from the mounting portion 40 are constituted in conformity with an external shape of the cash container 15. The back face portion 42 includes second terminal portions 37 and 38 capable of being connected to the first terminal portions 22 and 23 at positions corresponding to the first terminal portions 22 and 23. The back face portion 42 also includes an engaging protrusion 45 capable of fitting in the fitting-in hole 47 at a position corresponding to the fitting-in hole 47.
Abstract: A door assembly is available for a roadside delivery container, such as a newspaper box or open-ended mailbox. The roadside container has a container interior and an open container end to facilitate access to the container interior. The door assembly permits selective covering of the open container end. The door assembly includes a door frame having a frame opening therein, a container fastener, and a frame opening cover. The container fastener is pivotally mounted to the door frame. The container fastener is configured for pivotally attaching the door frame to the delivery container. The frame opening cover is pivotally mounted to the door frame and is configured for selectably covering the frame opening. Advantageously, the frame opening cover has a bifold design, making closing thereof possible under newspaper placement conditions that would have otherwise prevented closure.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a donation container system which includes a sensor for detecting the approach of one or more individuals to the container. The container system also includes a microprocessor and a speaker, so that when the sensor detects the approach of one or more individuals to the container, it sends a signal to the microprocessor which in turn communicates with a voice chip. The voice chip then sends an audio signal to an output speaker so as to produce an audio output.
Abstract: A talking contribution box for receipt of charitable contributions having a visual display of the cause for contribution. The apparatus includes a pedestal with a annular volume for housing a programmable voice driver and a transparent hollow enclosure coupled to the pedestal defining an interior for location of the visual display and further acting as a contribution receiving chamber. Placement of money through a slot provided in the enclosure operates the programmable voice or video driver for acknowledging receipt thereof.
Abstract: A cash box has a loose coin tray which rests on a peripheral seal seated on a plain free edge defining a lip of a base of the cash box. The coin tray is supported by the seal and has a peripheral flange which rests on six inwardly directed tabs of the seal. The tray and the seal may be manufactured together as a one-piece plastics moulding and the moulding cut to separate the tray from the seal.