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Publication numberUS1761809 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1930
Filing dateJun 3, 1929
Priority dateJun 3, 1929
Publication numberUS 1761809 A, US 1761809A, US-A-1761809, US1761809 A, US1761809A
InventorsMalaran Ancla Rufino
Original AssigneeMalaran Ancla Rufino
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bill holder
US 1761809 A
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' June 3, 1930; M, A LA 1,761,809

BILL HOLDER Filed June 5, 1929 i8 INVENTOR MM Ma Patented June 3, 1930 PA ENT OFFICE IwFINo MALARAN ANCLA, or new YORK, is, Y.

BILL HOLDER- Application filed June a, 19 9. SeriaLlTq. seaes zf This invention relates to a bill holder that s especially useful for holding paper money, but'it is not restricted to this particular use.

' By this invention bills that are folded one 1 ormore times and laid one within the'other can be securely kept assembled and at the same time an outer bill can be'removed without disturbing the remainder or all of the bills can be removed at one time.

In carrying out the invention a strip of stiff material is provided with an elastic band or the like in. such a manner that the strip of stiff material extends between the folded sides of the bills and the elastic material surrounds the bills, thus keeping the same together in a compact bundle that is easy to handle. The elastic material is made readilyadjustable so that it can easily be I 1 made tosurround quantities oripackages of bills of diiferent sizes by making the proper adjustments,

The invention will beunderstood from, the description in-connectionwith the acompanying drawings in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the device with some bills in a place; Fig. 2 is a section along the line 22 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the device without the bills. 7 v i In'the drawings reference character 1 indi- 3 Gates a strip of thin stiff material, such as metal forexample, that may be made'of suitable widths and should preferably be approximately of the same length as the width of thebills that are to be held by the device. The flat sides ofthe'strip 1 maybe ornamented "in any desirable way to enhancethe appearance. The owners name'and other in signia may also bewritten or engraved upon the side'of the strip 1. The stripis provided 0 with a transverse slot or opening 2 near one I end thereof, this slot being almost as long as the/width of'the strip so that it extends approximately from one'edge of the strip to :theother. 7' v Ends '3 of an elastic, such as an elastic band for example,;extend through theslot 2 from one side of the strip 1 and the ends 3 Y may be'provided'with selvage or braiding 4 to prevent the ends from raveling. The strip of elastic material may be folded near its middle with the-surfaces that are to b e-ex posed to view, whenthe device is in use, in 1 contact with each other preparatoryto -in"- serting the two ends thereof throughj the opening or slot'2." 'The thickness "of-theelastic'materialishould be such that two layers of thesame will fit with some f-rictioninthe' slot2'and the width of the elasticmaterial may be slightly greater than the length of the slot 2, so that the elastic'material will stay in therposition to .whichvit is adjusted in t the slot. The materialjmay then'be turned so that theportion 5 thereof, as shown in Fig. 3, will have the desired side onthe outside. In assembling the bills. to be kept in place and held by the device, bills 6 may be folded neartheir middle,*as indicated at 7 thepor tion 5 of the elastic :material lift'ed a short distance from the position shown in Fig. 3 and the billsapplied tooppositesides of the strip 1 with the strip-1 between the folded portion 7 and the ends'ofthe bills. v The elas tic material then stretched topass around" the folded 'endsof thebills and comes into place around thelendaof the stripII opposite the slot 2, then passes entirely around the bills and holds them against the strip 2.

When the user desires to add more bills he merely lifts the band 5 around the folded ends 7 of the bills and adds other bills as desired and'again turns the band 5 into place, as indicated in Fig. 1. When it is desired to remove one bill at a time, it can be slipped under the band 5 without removing the band, as indicated by the hill 6 in Fig. l and continuing this until the end of the-blll slips out from under the band 5, after which the v otherend can be easily pulled out longitudinally'of the bill. Successive bills may be removed in a similar manner without takingthe band 5 off of the end of the strip 1.

It will be noted from Fig. 2 that, when'the band 5 is in place around the end of thestrip 1, the ends 3 are caused to extend longitudinally of the strip 1 around sharp corners and are held down by the side of the elastic material so that the likelihood of the strip I slipping inthe slot 2 is minimized or entirely obv1ated. However, when it is desired to fold the band around a large bundle or pack 7 justedin the slot 250 as to have a larger l length of the band 5 for extending around the age of bills, the elastic inaterial can loe adlarger number of bills,

I claim:

1. Aibill holder comprisinga strip of stiil e material having: anopening near one end, thereof, and a piece of elastic-materialhaving its ends extending throughv said opening.

thereof, and a piece ofelastic material "havingboth of its ends extending through said I I opening in'the same direction. I 1

A bill holder comprising a are ofsee i f niaiterialehaving; an opening" near one end:

thereof, andw a pieoe o'f'elastic material havingjtsends extendingthroiigh said opening,

a portion-ofvsaidielastic,.rnaterial; near-one end theijeo'i extemling aroiindtheiend of said; 7.

stripandaeportion neanits middle, extending i "around thelotherelid Qf saidstrip. o

LAbillholdercomprising'a'striprofstifli'i V 7 material having :an openingnear one end; a

thereof,and'a-pieeeo'f elastiematerial having. e

its ends, extending-through said opening, said:

elastic: .piecepbeing approximately as: Wide 5.,A bill holder comprising a strip ofistifii, r material? havingasIot slightly shorter thanthe Width of said strip near one end thereof, and apiece o'felasticf material having itsendsli.

extending through; said slotl;

11-6.,Abill holder eorhprising a strip of stiff v i material having an-operiifig; "near onelend]; 1; thereof, and apiece of'el'astic material having its ends-extending through said openingand: j j .ekt'endinglongitudinally of saidii'strip along" onefsidethereof when said holder isin use.

A ill o rc mp is ng stripe we o. material having an opening" near one end

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U.S. Classification24/17.00R, 206/37, 24/17.00B
International ClassificationB42F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F1/00
European ClassificationB42F1/00