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Publication numberUS1430307 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1922
Filing dateMay 20, 1921
Priority dateMay 20, 1921
Publication numberUS 1430307 A, US 1430307A, US-A-1430307, US1430307 A, US1430307A
InventorsHalley John R
Original AssigneeHalley John R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin and stamp box
US 1430307 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




PatentedSept. 26, 1922.


Patented Sept. 2 05, 1922 5.



Application filed May 20,

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN R. .HALLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Nashville, in the county of Jackson and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coin and Stamp Boxes, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention is an improvement in the coin box covered by my Patent ':;."1,353,585, Sept. 21, 1920, and has for its object to simplify the construction of the box and to produce a stronger and more substantial structure.

This coin box is particularly adapted to be used in conjunction with rural mail boxes and will enable the postman to easily obtain the coins or the patron the stamps deposited therein. A simple upward pressure on the bot-tom of the box will raise the cover and allow the contents to be deposited in the operators hand.

Another object is to dispose the coin box inside the mail box in such a way as to be clear of the mail matter and should an extraordinary large piece strike the same, it will swing upwards to clear it.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 shows my coin box mounted inside the wall of the mail box.

Fig. 2 shows the box as it appears when emptying its contents.

Fig. 3 shows the box swung by a large piece of mail matter.

Fig. 4; is a side elevation of the coin box.

Fig. 5 is a vertical section thereof.

Fig. 6 is a transverse section on line i, Fig. 1.

A, is a rural mail box of conventional form merely intended to show the position of my coin box therein. 1, is the coin box which is made trapezium form, having a back wall 2, side walls 5, shaped soown in Fig. 4, the top and front sides of which are slanted and the bottom curved inwards as shown. The top 10 of the box has an extension over its front edge from which is formed one part of the cover hinge. The top of the cover '7 also carries one part hinge which completes hinge 6. The side Walls 5 are reinforced at the door edge by being bent at right angle as shown at 8, Fig. 6. It will be noted that the front legs 9 of the sides 5 project past the bottom of the cover so as to prevent the opening of the same by a. mail piece. An ear 3, pref- 1921. Serial No. 4i7l,111.

erably made integral with the top 10, has an eye 4c, to hingedly fasten the coin box inside the mail box. The lower edge of the rear wall 2 is bent at right angle to form a stop for the tray hereinafter described. In order to reinforce this stop the metal is doubled as shown at ll. The swinging tray has a bottom 12, the front of which extends past the tray so as to be bent on itself to permit the rolling of a hinge so ket forming part of hinge 18, as shown, and intended to receive a pin M, which passes through the legs 9 of the side walls 5.

The rear end of the bottom 12 is bent upmard to form the back walls 15. The side walls 16 have a circular shaped top edge as shown, intended to gradually raise the cover "7 when the tray is pressed upwards.

In operation, the coin box is mounted inside of the mail box as shown. All the postman is required to do to obtain the coins or the patron the stanps which have been deposited therein is to raise the swinging tray, with the fingers, when the cover will open and the contents of the tray will fall in the palm of his hand. Should the coin box be in the way of any large piece of mail matter, when being taken out, the box will swing so as to clear the same. It will therefore be seen that this improve ment enables the postman to have ready access to the coins in the box without further manipulation than that of raising the tray to take out its contents.

Having now described my invention, what I claim is:

1. In a coin box, a casing having side walls of trapezium form closed at the top and back and open at the front and. bottom. the side walls at the front opening being bent at right angle to reinforce the same and a cover hinged to the top of the box to close the front opening.

2. in a coin box, a casing having side walls of. trapezium form closed at the top and back and opened at the front and bottom, a tray hingedly mounted in the bottom of the casing, a hinge socket being formed from an extension of the bottom of the tray doubled upon itself and rolled from the end thereof.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.


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US3302872 *Jun 15, 1965Feb 7, 1967Benner Nawman IncAnti-stuffing device for pay telephone coin return chute
US4359185 *Sep 5, 1980Nov 16, 1982Geoffrey CastroMailbox
U.S. Classification232/33
International ClassificationA47G29/122, A47G29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G29/1209
European ClassificationA47G29/12R