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Publication numberUS1089117 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1914
Filing dateJul 3, 1913
Priority dateJul 3, 1913
Publication numberUS 1089117 A, US 1089117A, US-A-1089117, US1089117 A, US1089117A
InventorsThomas H Edmonds
Original AssigneeThomas H Edmonds
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Car-ticket, stamp, and card holder.
US 1089117 A
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1,089, 1 17., Patented Mar. 3, 1914.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed July 3, 1913.

Patented Mar. 3;, 1914. Serial no. 777,196.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Trroniis H. EDMONDS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Car-Ticket, Stamp, and Card Holders, of which the following is a spoolfication.

This invention relates to a case or holder for coupon tickets, stamps or cards, and is adapted more particularly for coupon tickets or sheets of stamps having lines of perforations or indentations for detaching one from another.

The principal object of my invention is to provide a neat and convenient case or holder for keeping coupon tickets, sheets of stamps, etc. clean and for permitting a single coupon or stamp to be easily projected from the pocket and detached from the ticket or strip, or sheet, as the case may be.

Another object is to provide a device of the above stated character of simple and inexpensive construction, which will be very convenient and effective in use.

The case or holder may be made long for holding a single strip of coupon tickets or stamps, or short with a partition, forming two pockets, for two strips, one on each side of the partition, and T have illustrated both forms in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a front elevation of a case or holder having an auxiliary pocket for a transfer. Fig. 2 represents a similar view of a case without a pocket. Fig. 3 represents a transverse section on line 33, Fig. 1. Fig. 4t represents a transverse section on line 4-4, Fig. 2. Fig. 5 represents an elevation of a modified and preferred form of the case. Fig. 6 represents a transverse section thereof on line 6-6, of Fig. 5. Fig. '7 represents a longitudinal section thereof on line 'l'7, of Fig. 5.

The case A, Figs. 1 to at inclusive, may be made of thin sheet aluminum, celluloid, vulcanized fiber, or other suitable material, and is made long and wide enough to hold a single strip of six car tickets, such as used in Washington, D. G, and the edges may be joined by solder, or by folding the material on itself in a well-known manner, to form a thin pocket or receptacle (4 and an opening a at one end. In each side or face of the case is made an elongated slot 5, Op posite one another and sufficiently wide to admit a. thumb and finger, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 3, for sliding the ticket out or in. The slots are made long enough to eX pose and give access to all the coupons, as shown.

I preferably apply to one side of the case, near its upper open end, a flanged concave plate to form an auxiliary pocket C, adapted to receive a transfer slip, and such pocket is open at its upper end or may be open along one edge. The coupon-ticket (Z, scored as indicated by dotted lines, is slid into the main pocket a, filling the same. This pocket is made a little wider than the strip of tickets, so as to permit it, or a single coupon to be freely slid outward or inward. The case will be made larger or smaller, as required, to receive different size coupontickets.

Referring now to Figs. 5, (S and 7, showing a modification:llhe case A is made double and contains two flat pockets to, a, separated by a longitudinal partition f, and is composed of a complete case 71., and a separate back plate 6 having longitudinal flanges c, e, which are folded over the edges of the case it onto the front face thereof, as shown in F igs. 5 and 6. The case it is formed with a front plate containing a finger slot Z) and a back partition plate f, having at one edge a longitudinal flange f turned over on the free edge of the front plate, as shown at the lower edge of Fig. 6. One of the flanges c of the back plate 6 will be folded upon the flange f. The back plate f of case 7L forms the partition between the two pockets, and has two end flanges g, 9, one of which, 9 is folded over the front of case It, as shown in Figs. 5 and 7, to close that end of pocket (4 in case it, while the other flange 9 is folded back over the separate back plate 6 to close one end of the pocket a between partition plate f and said back plate (I. The two pockets are thus open at opposite ends as indicated at a, a, Fig. 7, and each has in its outer face a longitudinal thumb and finger slot, as Z) in case 71., and Z) in back plate 6, for simultaneously sliding tickets in opposite directions in the pockets. The slots 6, b are substantially opposite each other. This form of the case or holder is convenient on account of being shorter than that shown in F igs. l and 2, and has the advantage of two adjacent pockets, so that the tickets of two different car lines may be held therein. The details of construction of this form of case may be varied, so long as a longitudinal partition and two adjacent pockets are provided, and such Variations are within the spirit and scope of my invention.

The operation of my ticket-holder is very simple and can be performed by the pressure and thrust of a thumb and finger in the opposite slots 7), 6 upon the ticket, or sheet of stamps, so as to project one coupon or stamp out through end opening a up to a scored or perforated line, when such coupon or stamp may be bent over the edgeof the case and then torn off. In the double-pocket case shown in Fig. 5 the ticket in either pocket may be pushed outward or inward by the simple pressure and thrust of a thumb or finger and the coupon then bent over the edge of the case and torn off at the scored line. A transfer slip may be inserted in the auxiliary pocket C and safely kept till required so as to prevent loss of the same. The straight thin edges of the flat pocket at the end openings permit a coupon of a ticket to be bent over and torn off.

Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

l. A ticket-holder, consisting of a fiat case having two outer face plates provided each with a longitudinal slot, and a longitudinal fiat partition plate having end flanges bent over in opposite directions at. each end and lapped upon the outer face plates, thereby forming two pockets open at opposite ends, said slots permit-ting tickets in the pockets to be slid out simultaneously by the thrustof a thumb and finger, substantially as described.

2. A ticket-holder composed of a flat complete case having a front plate provided with a longitudinal slot, and a back plate provided with end flanges, a separate back plate provided with a longitudinal slot and longitudinal side flanges turned over on the front of the complete case, said end flanges being turned over in opposite directions, one forward on the front of the complete case, and the other backward on the separate back plate thereby forming two pockets open at opposite ends, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.



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US2574345 *Jul 10, 1950Nov 6, 1951Montgomery Gertrude SJacketing, particularly for packets of disposable tissues
US3000105 *Sep 13, 1957Sep 19, 1961 Device for selecting recorded sections
US4852727 *Oct 15, 1987Aug 1, 1989Ferob, A.G.Device for holding credit cards and bank check cards
U.S. Classification206/39.3, 225/38, 150/147, 206/39.8
Cooperative ClassificationB65D21/0204, B43M13/00