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Sanitizing cash receptacles

A retrofit for all ATMs, cash registers, and vending machines.
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Add a UV sanitizing bulb to the aforementioned items, so every note and coin which is deposited gets disinfected automatically. This saves the people who empty the machines the risk of contracting viral infections from it, as well as any cashier's or customers who get change dispensed from them.
21 Quest, Mar 26 2020

Change disinfector Change_20disinfector
Prior Art [8th of 7, Mar 26 2020]


       Prediction: Cash no longer holds its value the way UV bulbs do. Criminals* approach UV-equipped ATMs to withdraw cash**; each ATM is then mysteriously less well lit.   

       *Inside The Big House, they call themselves 'businessmen'. Those at large are often called 'politicians'.   

       **You are looking for a 'businessman' who is over 25 years old. Younger businessmen avoid cash altogether, and deal in the trade of honest goods, such as oxycodone, Tide, and soon, UV bulbs.
Sgt Teacup, Mar 26 2020

       We did this already, or at least something very similar. <link>
8th of 7, Mar 26 2020

       Not QUITE the same, but I did miss that on my search for prior art, and it is pretty damn close. A bun to you, sir!
21 Quest, Mar 26 2020

       Health: stupidity, really? Goddamn it I'm laughing far too hard at your choice of category!
21 Quest, Mar 26 2020

       <Proffers box/>   

       While you're enjoying yourself, just drop all your change in the hopper. After all, you want to feel safe, don't you ?
8th of 7, Mar 26 2020

       "Your monetary and financial distinctiveness will be added to our own..."
21 Quest, Mar 26 2020

       We like that, quite catchy...
8th of 7, Mar 26 2020


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