US 1563034 A
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J. L: LEVINE CHANGE CARRIER Nov. 24, 1925- Filed Feb. '4, 1925 mvamoa Y JLLev e ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 24, 1925.
JOSEPH L. LEVINE, OF BROOKLYN,.NEW YORK.
Application filer]. February .4, 1925. Serial No. 6,737.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOSEPH L. LEVINE, a citizen of the United States, residin at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and tate of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Change Carriers, of which the following is a specification.
The main object of this invention is to provide a change coin carrier constructed to dimensions which permit it to be easily carried in a purse, pocketbook, or handbag. This change carrier is provided with a plurality of compartments in which coins of various dimensions may be stored. The coin carrier itself is provided with cars by which means the device is secured to the wall. of a pocketbook or the like in a position where, upon opening of the pocketbook, said device is exposed to view so that ready access may be had thereto.
The above'and other objects will become apparent in the description below, in which characters of reference refer to like-named parts in the drawing.
Referring briefly to the drawing, Figure 1 isatop plan view of the coin carrier, showing coins of various dimensions retained in their respective positions. I 1 Figure 2:. is an end elevational view of Figure 1. 1
F'gure 3is a side elevational view of Fig- .ure 1, showing a portion of b le casing in sections to clearly illustrate the construction of the device.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the coin elevator shown in the reverse position in which it is .used.
Figure 5 is a developed plan View of the change carrier housing.
Figure 6 is a bottom plan view of the change carrier housing showing the same formed into the outline in which it is used.
Figure 7 is a perspective view of the coin carrier casing per se. a
Figure 8 is a perspective view of apocketbook, showing the coin carrier mounted in place thereln.
Referring 1n detail to theadrawing, the numerallO indicates the bottom of the easing in which the entire device is contained. This casing has an end wall 11 at oneend,
. and atthe opposite end, an additional end wall 12, which is of longer dimensions than 3 a the end wall 11, it being noted that the bottomis wider atone-end thanfat the other s) that the casing presents a wedge-like appearthe bottom ot the casing.
ance. The end walls are joined by side walls 13 and 14 which togetherjiorm an endless rim around the bottom 10 of the casing.
Into this casing, the coin carrier housing is inserted. I y
The coin carrier housing comprises a flat elongated plate 15 which has a longitudinal side extension 16, the side extension being bent downwardly on the a dotted line 17, forming a wall wnicn lies adjacent to and extends parallel to the wall 13 of the casing 10. At one end of the housing plate 15,,an additional extension 18 is provided, which isalso bent downwardly on a line 19, and at the opposite end of the plate 15, still another extension 20 is formed which is also bent downwardly on a line 21. Thus the extensions 16, 1 8, and 20, form vertical walls on the sides of the housing which lie adjacent to and extend parallel to the end walls 11 and 12, and. the rear longitudinal wall 13 of the casing. The plate 15 is provided with elongated semi-circular cut out portions 22, 23, 24c, and 25, which are separated from fromtheends of the legs, transverse cars 29, 30, and 81, extend. These ears areprovided with a return bend on the lines indicated by each other by legs 26,27, and 28. The lower extrem ties of these legs are rounded, and
indicated in Figure 6,are bent downwardly to form separating walls between each sem1- circular cut-out portion, as illustrated in Figure 6. From the outer corners of each of the ears 29, 80, and 31, extending small lips are provided which are adapted to enter into and pass thru spaced-apart rectangular openings 34.- tormed at various positions in After these lips pass thru the rectangular openings 34 r of. the bottom 10, they project somewhat fromthe opposite side 'Ofjlll'lfi bottom, and
these projecting ends are bent and turn down to lie. flush on the bottom surfaceof the casing. The extensions 18 and 20 have oppositely extending tongues 35 and 36 thereon which are adapted to be slipped into slots 37 and 38'formed in the end walls 12 and 11, respectively,of the casing, the tongue passing thru the slot 37, and the opposite tongue 36 passing thru the slot 38. These tongues are provided with holes 39 thru which clasp buttons or similar securing meansmay be inserted so thatthecoin carto form into separate walls, as indicated in Figure 6, the same extend approximately half way across the width of the coin carrier and partially separate the enclosed chamber into compartments d0. In these compartments, the coin elevators are slidably mounted. These coin elevators comprise rectangular platforms 41-1 1 whose sides are bounded by a narrow rimdQ. From the bottom side of the platform members, a conical spiral spring 43 extends downwardly and i the upper or larger end of the spring is per manently secured to the bottom of the plat form 41 by turnedover-lips 44 which originally form part of the platform and are punched out of the same. It is to be noted that the coin carrier housing walls 16, 18, and 20, are of greater height than the height of the enclosing rims 13, 14, 11, and 12, of the casing, so that in front of each semicircular cut-out portion 22, Q3, 2 and 2-5,
J space extendsthru which the coins 46, 47,
i8. and 49 are inserted into position on the platform 41 beneath the housing plate 15.
The most important feature of this change carrier isthat thehousing and the casing consist of unitary pieces of metallic material which require no additional means of securing one to the other. It isto be noted that the-housing telescopes into the casing and the tongues and 36 secure the ends of the housing withinthe casing by slipping said tongues thru the slots 37 and38 formed inthe end walls 12 and 11, respectively,- of the casing, and secure said housingat the ends. The intermediate positions of the housing are secured within the casing by the finally formed separating walls which are constructed-by'bending the ears 29,- 80, and 31, in the method specified, that is, doubling these cars upon each other so that theyextend parallel and then bending the doubled ears downwardly so that the upper edges of the ears rest upon the bottom face of the housing platelo and extend downwardly at right angles to the plane of the plat e15), this being shown in lfigure 6. After these cars have been formed into separating walls, the lips 33 which projectfrom the lower corners ofthe separating walls inserted into the rectangular openings 34 of the bottom 10 of the "casing and are bent-over, as illustrated in rigure 3, thus securing-the housing in place in the casiu at intermediate positions and also fixing the separating walls in place. A platform 11, as illustrated in Figure 4, is slidably mounted within each compartment separated by the walls composed of the cars 99, 30, and 31, and is normally urged-into its uppermost position in the ehainl'iers 40 the conical spiral springs Vvhen desiring: to fill any of these compartments with coins, which in this case are illustrated by the numerals 46, 47, 48, and i9, and are respectively of ten, one, five, and twenty-five .cent dimensions, the coin itself is inserted into the space d5 between the upper edge of the Wall 1% and the bottom of the housing plate 15, and the elevator platform i1 isdepressed so that the coin can be slid into place between the housing plate 15 and the elevator platform L1. The coin is retained in placein the compartment by the frictional tendency of theplatforin i1 exerting an upward movement of the coin so that the latter lies snugly between the bottom face of the-housing plate 15 and coin elevator platform 41. Additional coins may be loaded into the respective con'ipartments by repeatingthis performance.
The pocketbook is preferably of the type as illustrated in Figure 8. In this type of pocketbook, a locking frame 51 is provided on the side of which folding pouches 52-v and 53 are constructed. To the side wall of the pouch 53 facing the front of the pocketbook, the coin carrier is mounted' A cutout portion 5% is formed on the outer wall 55 of the pouch 53into which theprojecting portion of the coin carrier fits. By mounting the coin carrier in this 1nanner,athe same always is exposedto .view when the closure 1 flap 56 of the pocketbook is opened-or rotatedto the position shownin Figure 8, the normal position of theflap beinggenerally closed over the wall 55 of thepocketbook to lie adjacent to andbe locked to said wall.
I claim 1. In combination with a pocketbook, purse,.or handbag, a carrier comprising a casing having walls on its sides and ends, a
housing adapted to slip into said casing,
walls on one side and. both ends integral Wltll the housing, the walls of the housing lying adyacent the walls of the casing and within the latter, platforms slidableinthe casing and housing forming coin elevators and conical spiral springs mounted beneath the platforn'is and adapt-ed to lift the latter, and walls rigid with the casing formed by bending the same at an angle to their normal plane for providing separating elements separating walls integral with the arms of lit) the housing plate for separating the coin carrier into compartments, and yieldable coin platforms movably mounted in said compartments.
3. In a pocketbook, purse, or handbag, a coin carrier comprising a tapering casing having walls rising from its edges, the end Walls having slots passing therethru near the intersection of the wall with the bottom, a. housing adapted to he slipped into said casing, said housing comprising a plate hav ing semi-circu1ar cut-out portions separated by extensions forming arms, additional extensions on one long side and on the ends of said housing plate, the extensions forming walls when turned down, said housing walls being adapted to lie within the casing, said arms se aratin the cut-out )ortions bein rounded at their extreme ends, the rounded ends of said arms having rectangular ears extending therefrom, the ears being integral with and joining the arms at a position intermediate the length of the ears, and coin elevator platforms yieldably mounted in said housing.
4L. In a pocketbook, purse, or handbag, a
coin carrier comprising a tapering casing having walls rising from its edges, the end walls having slots passing therethru near the intersection of the wall with the bottom, a housing adapted to be slipped into said casing, said housing comprising a plate having semicircula'r cutout portions separated by extensions forming arms, additional extensions on one long side and on the ends of said housing plate, the extensions forming walls when turned down, said housing walls being adapted to lie within the casing, said arms separating the cut-out portions being rounded at their extreme ends, the rounded ends of said arms having rectangular ears extending therefrom, the ears being integral with an joining the arms at a position intel-mediate the length of the ears, said ears being doubled across their width and bent downwardly forming doubled separating walls to form the housing chamber into compartments, and yieldable coin elevator platforms removably mounted in said compartments.
In testimony whereof I aifix my signature.
JOSEPH L. LEVINE.