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Publication numberUS1261297 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1918
Filing dateJul 2, 1917
Priority dateJul 2, 1917
Publication numberUS 1261297 A, US 1261297A, US-A-1261297, US1261297 A, US1261297A
InventorsAlexander J Rummler
Original AssigneeAlexander J Rummler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gift-money holder.
US 1261297 A
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1,261,297 Patented Apr. 2, 1918.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 2, 1918.

Application filed m 2, 1917. Serial No. 178,295.

To all whom it may concern:

' Be it known that I, ALEXANDER J. RUMBL LER, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of South Norwalk, county of Fairfield, State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gift- Money Holders, of

which the following is a specification.

. This invention relates to gift presenting means, and is particularly adapted for use at Christmas time, birthdays, etc., or any occasion and especially where the presentation and acceptance of gift money alone might cause a feelingof embarrassment or diflidence.

The main objects of the invention are to provide a gift money holder of improved form adapted by its design and appearance to agreeably affect and surprise the recipi ent, avoiding any possible suspicion and resentment or giving rise to the thought that the sender might have the idea that money might be more acceptable than another gift; to provide a folder of convenient size and inexpensive to market, adapted for inclosure in an envelop, and suitable for holding paper money in such a manner as to please the recipient without regard to the value of the gift; and to provide a Christmas card or folder having a cut out part representing the figure of a person adapted for securing gift money inthe forms of bills, and a part adapted to convey a sentiment or greeting and protect the cut out part from injury in the mails. 7

An illustrative embodiment of this invention is shown in the accompanying drawing, which is a perspective view of one form of the device showing how a folded bill may be held in place therein. The dotted lines indicate how in the folded relation the rectangular part protects the edges of the cut out figure from injury in the mails. In this embodiment the bill holder is in the form of a cardboard folder 1, comprising two main flaps 2 and 3, and a brace flap 4.

r The main flaps are foldably connected at one edge, as along the fold'line 5, said folder being preferably formed integrally from a single sheet of cardboard or other suitable material.

One of the main flaps 2 is adapted to serve as a money holder and is formedand decorated to represent a pleasing figure, such as a cheery faced youngster 6; Said flap is apertured to receive the money, and in this instance has a pair of perforations inthe form of oblong openings 7 and 8 on opposite sides of an arm 9 of the boy shown. Hence when a suitably folded bill 10 is passed under the arm 9, by threading it through the slits or apertures 7 and 8, it may thus be held in place and So appear to be carried by the boy, or other form of messenger represented.

When the device is folded the flap 3 overlaps the flap 2 and so serves to protect the latter, 'Moreover said flap 3 is adapted to carry a suitable message or greeting, for which purpose it may be suitably decorated and provided with printed matter, or it may be left blank as may be preferred.

The brace flap a is connected turnably to the flap 2 along the fold line 11, which is disposed at an angle of about ninety de grees with respect to the fold line 5.

When the device is folded the brace flap 4 is extended in alinement with the flap 2, and said flaps 2 and 4: take a position against flap 3 substantially as shown by the dotted line 12 in the drawing, in which position it is to be noted that the flaps 2 and 4:, and also the folded bill are entirely overlapped and protected by the base flap 3. The device may be held inits folded position by any suitable means, as for instance by being placed in a mailing envelop, as will be understood.

Although but one embodiment of this in vention is herein shown and described, it is to be understood that many of the details of the construction shown and described may be modified or omitted without departing from the spirit of this invention as defined by the following claims, and particularly it is to be understood that such modifications may include the substitution of various images or representations in place of the person or boy shown in the drawing.

I claim:

1. A card-like money holding device simulating the appearance of an animate being, said device being apertured to receive and hold the money in a manner adapted to suggest the idea that the money is carried by said animate being, and said device being adapted for gift purposes.

2. A gift device, comprising a card formed and decorated to present an attractive appearance, and having a pair of apertures suitably spaced apart, in combination with a currency bill folded and held in said apertures.

3. A holder for gift. money, comprising a stiff sheet of suitable material formed and decorated to simulate the appearance of a person, said sheet being suitably apertured to receive and holda folded bill in-snch1nanner and position that the latter appears to be held by the person represented on said sheet.

45A holder for gift money, comprising a stiff sheet of suitable material formed and decorated to simulate the appearance of a person, said sheet having a pair of apertures, one on each side of an arm of the figure represented, whereby a folded bill may be inserted in said card and so present the appearance of being carried under the arm of the person represented.

5. A means for presenting gift money, comprising a folder including a pair of flaps joined together flexibly at one edge, one of said flaps simulating the appearance of a person and being apertured to receive and hold paper money, the other of said flaps being adapted to overlap and protect the first described flap when the device is folded.

(3. A holder for money, comprising a pair of stiff flaps foldably connected on one side, one of said flaps being fancifully formed and decorated .on its inner-side to present an attractive appearance and being apertured to receive and hold paper money, and the of stifi flaps foldably connected on one side,

and a brace foldably connected to one of said flaps, the braced flap being fancifully 7 formed and decorated onits inner side to present an attractive appearance and being apertured .to receive and hold paper money, and the complementary flap being formed to overlap and protect the decorated flap when folded, said brace being adapted to hold the decorated and apertured flap in upright position when the holder is unfolded and placed on a horizontal support.

Signed at South Norwalk this 30th day'of June, 1917.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five .cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C. i

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U.S. Classification229/92.8, 229/92.9
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/08