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Nov. 8, 1938. 2,136,186 C. A. FROST CHECK CASH BOOK Original Filed Nov. 9, 1955 INVENTOR BY 6/: ar/es ? . Host 5%33m k» ATTORNEY Patented Nov 8, 1938 2,136,186 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,138,186 CHECK-CASH BOOK Charles A. Fl‘ Du-All Check Book Company, Ina, a corpora tion of New York Application November 8, 1085, Serial No. 48,981 Renewed March 5. 1938 ZCIaims. (Cl. 281-29) sheets to be written upon or ?lled in, such as form check portions b and along lines 0 to per mit the intermediate cash sheets d to be removed blank books, check books and the like, and the from the check stubs. there being large punch This invention relates to books which contain invention resides in certain features of construc il tion which form an improvement in the structure disclosed in the copending application Serial Number 32,544, ?led by me and Ellsworth B. Dreher on July 22, 1935. In said application, there is disclosed a com 10 blned check and cash book having sheets divided into three separable parts, an outer part forming a bank check or series of bank checks, an inter mediate part having suitably designated spaces to be ?iled in as a cash book and an inner part 15 forming the check stub. In the closed position of the book. the checks are folded against the intermediate portions and ings or perforations a near the inner end of each of the sheets d to permit the sheets when re- I moved to be mounted in a loose leaf binder. The check portions of the sheets ii are ruled as indicated in Figure 2 with suitable designations for the ?lling out of the check. The front side of the cash book sheets at are ruled with spaces 1' for 19 information in regard to the corresponding check, the number of the check, date, the party in whose favor the check is drawn and, if de sired, dates of invoices and accounts to which the same is chargeable. To the right of the 1‘ spaces r are three columns 1. m and n respec tively. Column l is entitled “Amount of check" sheets and the back cover of the book is pro vided with an extension to provide a backing 20 for the check while it is being ?lled out, this and columns in and n Jointly entitled “Distribu tion". While titles of the individual columns m extension in the closed position being folded ducted by the drawers of the checks, convenient and generally applicable titles are “Accounts payable” or "Special accounts” for the column around the sheets onto the front cover. The present invention as applied to the book above described comprises an improvement of 25 the construction of the hinged connection be tween the back cover and the extension, which permits the extension to be raised into contact with the uppermost or front checks. thus forming a ?rm backing for the check while it is being 30 filled out. For this purpose I connect the extension with the back cover by a still’ strip having a width equal approximately to the thickness of the book, this strip being hinged along one edge to the 35 back cover and along its opposite edge to the sti? extension. Various other objects and advantages of my invention will appear from the following descrip tion taken in connection with the accompanying 40 drawing, which shows one embodiment of the invention and wherein; Figure 1 is a perspective view of the combined cash and check book in closed position; Figure 2 is a perspective view of the book open 45 with one of the sheets unfolded and the cover extension raised into contact with the top check; and Figure 3 is an end view of the back open show ing the arrangement of parts when approximately 50 half of the checks have been removed, the top most of the remaining checks unfolded. and the rear cover extension is raised into contact there with. The sheets ii of the book It shown in Figure 55 2 are divided by perforations along lines a to and n may vary with different businesses con- 20 or columns m and "Other” for column n, this latter indicating a disbursement chargeable to 25 accounts other than "Accounts payable” or "Special accounts”. , The front of the stub portions contain the number of the check and have spaces for the in sertion of the amount of the check. 30 The back of the cash sheet as shown at the left of Figure 2 contains spaces for the insertion of bank deposits and information relative there to. This side of the cash sheet is ruled with a date column 0, a column 9 for the names of the 35 sources from which the deposits were received, a column q giving the deposit total brought for ward and individual deposits and columns r’ and 3 showing the distribution of deposits, the col umns 1" being "Special accounts" or "Accounts 40 receivable" and the column 3 being marked “Other", and containing accounts other than the “Accounts receivable" or "Special accounts”. The back of the stub portion contains a col-‘ umn for the insertion of the balance brought 45 forward and the amounts of the individual de posits. The amounts brought forward on the stub show the actual cash balance and this sum may be checked by subtracting the amount brought 50 forward on the check side of the cash sheet from the amount brought forward from the deposit side of the cash sheet. Where more complete distribution of the items shown in columns a and s are desired, I 55 2 9,188,186 provide at the back of the book. 8 number 0! sheets which extend the length of the sheets ii. The former sheets are ruled on the left for credit distribution and on the right for debit distribu tion. I preferably provide a column between the credit and debit distribution columns for the items to be distributed. The distribution sheets are weakened along lines near the inner edge so that they can also be removed and are suitably punched for insertion in the loose leaf binder. The check cash book when closed is approxi mately one third its length when opened. The check portions fold back upon the intermediate or inner portions of the leaves or sheets II and the back distribution sheets also fold at ap proximately the center. One form of cover for the cash check book is shown at H in Figure 1. It comprises stiif front portions it and It, the portion it being formed decreasing the space necessary for the storage of the stub portions. Having now described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: l. A book comprising a cover and leaves fold ed each against itself and adapted to be unfolded to form respectively inner and outer portions and said leaves being weakened along lines of the folds whereby the outer portions may be suc cessively removed from the inner portions and said outer portions being adapted for writing on one side thereof, a. stiff strip hinged at one edge to one edge of the cover approximately in line with said folds and of a width approximately equal to the thickness of the book, an extension hinged to the opposite edge of the strip, the hinged connections between the strip and cover and extension being such that the strip may as sume positions at acute angles to the cover and 20 as a foldable extension of the back portion II. extension, whereby when said book is opened and 20 The extension It is connected to the back por tion I‘! by a stiff strip III which is hinged along one edge at 2| to the back cover I‘! and along the opposite edge at 22 to the extension II. The stiii' connecting strip II permits the ex 25 tension It to be raised into contact with the check to form a backing therefor while the check is being ?lled out. Figure 2 ‘shows the extension with three of the first checks in the book un 30 folded and it will be seen that the strip I0 is substantially vertical. As more checks are used and torn out, the opening of the book at the uppermost of the remaining checks causes the a leaf unfolded, the strip may be swung to move the inner edge of the extension to the level of said last named leaf and the extension may be used for a backing for the outer portion of said last named leaf. 25 2. A book comprising a cover and leaves folded plane of the outer folded edges of the sheets H The width of this 35 to incline to the vertical. each against itself and adapted to be unfolded to form an outer part and intermediate part and a small inner part, the inner part having suitably designated spaces. on one side for ?lling out with the amount of the checks and on the other side for ?lling out with amounts of deposits, the intermediate having suitably designated spaces on one side for distribution of disbursements and on the other side for distribution of receipts, and the plane along which the strip 20 lies, is aproxi outer part having suitably designated spaces to be mately the same width regardless of the number filled out as a bank check, the leaf being weak ened along the fold which is between the check of checks left in the book as will be seen for ex ample in Figure 3. The extension ll may there 40 for be moved into facial contact with check re gardless of the number of checks remaining in the book. While I have described my invention as ap plied to a combined check and cash hook, it is 45 obvious that it may be applied to other books having folded sheets and it may be applied to either, or to both, front and back covers. The portions l5 and II are preferably weak ened along lines ll adjacent the stub section 50 so that when the check and cash portions are removed from the book all of the cover except the back binding may be removed, thus greatly and intermediate parts, a still’ strip hinged at one edge to one edge of the cover approximately in line with said folds and of a width approximately equal to the thickness of the book, an extension hinged to the opposite edge of the strip, the hinged connections between the strip and cover and extension being such that the strip may assume positions at acute angles to the cover and extension, whereby when said book is opened and a leaf unfolded, the strip may be swung to move the inner edge of the extension to the level of said last named leaf and the extension may be used as a backing for the outer part of said last named sheet. CHARLES A. FROST.