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Publication numberUS1493482 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 13, 1924
Filing dateOct 27, 1922
Priority dateOct 27, 1922
Publication numberUS 1493482 A, US 1493482A, US-A-1493482, US1493482 A, US1493482A
InventorsEdelin James Noble
Original AssigneeNovelties Mfg Sales Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin or token holder
US 1493482 A
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May 13. 1924. 1,493,482

J. N. EDELIN com OR TOKEN HOLDER Filed 001:. 27. 1922 Jrzrercfor Lizlrces l ofilflfj delijl. I

Patented May 13, 1924.

JAMES NOBLE rinninrnorlwesnmeron, :orsrarcr or COLUMBIA, assrenoa ro- -nov H ELTIES MFG.-SALES coaroaarron, or wasmnc'ron, DISTRICT or COLUMBIA, A,

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com on 'roxnn HOLDER- Application filed October 27, 1922. Serial No. 597,296.

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES NOBLE EDELIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at lVashington, District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coin or Token Holders; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The invention relates to a simple and effective pocket coin or token holder, adapted to receive a series of coins on each face of the holder and hold the same against accidental displacement, the device being so constructed and arranged as-to permit the coins to be readily inserted or removed one after another. comprises a body portion in the form of a metal plate having parallel longitudinal edges and slitted ends provided with extruded abutments on each face, near the ends, and channel members engaging the longitudinal edges f the body portion and overhanging each face of the latter to constitute retaining guides for the coins or tokens disposed on each face of the body portion.

The invention is illustrated in the accom panying drawings in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the holder;

Fg. 2 is a plan view with one of the channel members broken away in part;

Fig. 3 is an end view;

Fig. 4 is a cross section online 4:, def Fig. 2.

Referring to the drawings, 1 indicates the body portion of the holder, which is preferably made of a strip or plate of sheet metal having generally parallel longitudinal edges and rounded ends 2, 2 each end being provided with a longitudinal slit 3 terminating in a perforation 4, the slits permitting the end sections to be readily bent out of the plane of the main body section, due to the resiliency of the metal, for the purpose of inserting and removing coins or tokens. as will be explained. Abutments 5,

5 are formed in each end of the plate 1, by.

extruding or pressing the metal of the body portion outward or normal to the faces of To this end the invention the body portion. Preferably the abutments 5 are curvilinear to conform generally to the peripheral edge of the coins or tokens, and-are disposed at opposite sides of the slits 3 in the ends of the body portion, one abutment 5 being pressed outward from one face of the body portion and the adjacentabutment 5 being pressed outfrom the opposite face of the body portion,

Secured to the longitudinal edges of the I body-portion 1 are two channel members 10,

10 provided with suitable flanges which overhang each face of the body memberand constitute guides and retaining members for two series of coins or tokens, applied to each face of the body portion. Preferably each of the channel members 10 is formed with a longitudinal fold ll, which embraces the longitudinal edge of the body portion, and by means of which the channel member is secured to the body portion. Any preferred means for securing the parts together may be adopted, such, for example, as spot welding, r mechanically clamping the fold 11 to the edge ofthe body portion, or, as

illustrated, by providing each edge of the body portion with spaced lugs 6, which pass through correspondingly spaced openings 13 in the fold of the channel member, the ends of the lugs being headed over or upset, as shown in Fig. 2 to secure the parts rigidly together. Each channel member is provided with a generally rectangular flange 12 on each side. which overhangs the body portion 1, and is spaced therefrom a proper distance to receive the coins or tokens.

As thus constructed, it will be apparent that the holder is adapted to receive a series of coins on each face, so that a single holder will carry twice the complement of coins or tokens usually carried by holders of this general-description. It will also be noted that as each end of the holder is provided with two abutments, which are normal to the respective faces of the holder, the coins may be inserted at and removed from either end of'the holder,- but will be retained against accidental displacement. The slitted ends of the body portion pro vide what is in efl'ecttwo spring tongues at each end which cooperate with the abutments 5 to facilitate the ready insertion and removal of the coins or tokens, but Which insure the return of the spring tongues to the normal plane of the body portion after each operation of removing or inserting a coin.

The device as thus described is exceptionally simple in construction, neat in appear ance, and efiective as a means for retaining a relatively large number of coins or tokens Without danger of accidental displacement and at the same time admits of the coins being readily applied to andremoved from the device as desired.

What I claim is:

A coin or token holder comprising a fiat 1 body portion, and channel members engaging the longitudinal edges of the body portion and overhanging each face of said body portion.

In testimony whereof I aflix mv signature.


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US2561687 *Mar 23, 1948Jul 24, 1951Craig Helen CosensCoin container
US2729325 *May 14, 1952Jan 3, 1956Walter G NaumanCoin holder for key chains and the like
US4836365 *Jan 28, 1988Jun 6, 1989Minverose LimitedPortable coin holder and dispenser
US5499710 *Sep 23, 1994Mar 19, 1996Hoffman; CharlesPortable coin holder and dispenser
U.S. Classification453/50
International ClassificationA45C1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/02, A45C2001/105
European ClassificationA45C1/02