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Publication numberUS2031773 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 25, 1936
Filing dateOct 10, 1931
Priority dateOct 10, 1931
Publication numberUS 2031773 A, US 2031773A, US-A-2031773, US2031773 A, US2031773A
InventorsRobert L Halperin
Original AssigneeRobert L Halperin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Currency holder
US 2031773 A
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Feb. 25, 1936. R, L, HALPERIN 2;@3L773.

CURRENCY HOLDER Filed OC'b. l0, 1931 1N VENTO/ J/fbr L. Halperin Patented Feb. 25, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 13 Claims.

This invention relates to currency holders and more particularly to a currency holder wherein the bills or currency are foldedaround the holder.

An object is to provi-de a novel currency holder of the simplest character, which may be opened to insert or remove bills or currency and which is automatically held under tension when in closed position.

An object is to provide a. novel currency holder having novel retaining means and which provides greatest facility and ease of inserting and removing currency or bills therein or therefrom.

Another object is to provide a novel currency holder which will hold bills or currency in a convenient manner for accessibility and ready inspection without removal of the currency from the holder.

Another object is to provide a novel currency holder of durable and permanent material which may be conveniently attached to the clothing by suitable connecting means.

A still further object is to provide a novel currency holder of light metal or other material and which will be protected from wearing the clothing, such as the pocket, of the user by the currency held thereby.

Other objects, advantages and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawing, the subjoined detail description, and the appended claims.

The accompanying drawing illustrates the invention in a form I at present deem preferable.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my novel currency holder in opened position with a note held therewith.

Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the holder in closed position.

Fig: 3 is an end elevation of the holder in closed position, and as viewed from the bottom of Fig. 2, and showing in broken lines the position of a note held by my novel device.

Fig. 4 is an elevational view of the holder as viewed from the side opposite to that shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5 5, i Fig. 2, and looking in the direction of the arrows.

My novel holder comprises two hinged members I and 2; member I is pivotally connected to member 2 by means of a journal or pintle 3 that passes through the curved portions 4 of member I and pintle 3 also passes through the bearing portions 5 which are an integral part of the hinge member 2. The pintle 3 is non-rotatably secured to member I by any -suitable means such as pin 6.

(Cl. 20G-37) The member 2 is provide-d with a ring member 'I which is formed by partially cutting out a. section 8 that provides a recess 9; the cut out section 8 is bent at an angle to member 2 and forms a guide or stop that aids in positioning `currency in the holder.

The member 2 is provided with a spring I0, one end II of Which forms currency engaging means, and the other end I2 of which forms means to automatically maintain themembers I and 2 in a closed position when the holder is closed and to tension the free edges of members I and 2 against each other to aid in holding currency therein. The spring I0 is secured intermediate its ends to member 2 by any suitable means such as the stamped out flanges I3 which clamp the spring III to member 2 and against a bridge member I4 that is intermediate flanges I3, as is best shown in Fig. 4.

The holder may be easily opened by grasping the free longitudinal edges of members I and 2 and pulling the same away from each other, then the hinge member 2 rotates on the pintle 3. When the holder is opened, one en-d of the currency to be held is slipped underneath the end II of spring I0 and wrapped or folded around the holder so that the opposite end of the currency will overlie the inner side of member I. To cl-ose the holder, the members I and 2 are then moved towar-d each other when they will assume the position shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, whereupon the end I2 of spring I0 rests against a attened portion I5 formed on pintle 3 between the bearing portions 5 and such portion I5 acts as a cam. The cam I5 being integral with the pintle 3, and thereby connected by any suitable means as pin 6 to member I, is in fixed relation to member I and retains the holder in closed position under tension of the spring end I2, as best shown in Figs. 3 and 5. In Fig. 3 a note is shown in the holder by means of the broken lines I6.

It will be apparent that a multiple of notes may be folded about the currency holder and be conveniently held and carried thereby, and When the holder is opened, access is readily had to one end o-f each of the notes contained therein without removing the notes from under the spring I I, and further, a multiple of notes may be readily inspected Without removing them from the holder. The holder may be of any convenient size and is no-w constructed of a size within the Width of the conventional notes now being used, and by means of the guide positioning the notes along one side of the holder the notes are properly positioned to thereby act; as a cover or enclosure for the holder, and prevent it from coming in contact with other objects such as the cloth of a pocket in which the holder may be ordinarily carried or the lining of a purse in which the holder may be carried. For the convenience of the user, there is provided the ring section 'l to Which may be fastened a pin or other suitable means (not shown) for connecting the holder to a convenient part of a users clothing if desired.

My novel currency holder may if desired have imprinted on either of the members l and 2 suitable indicia (not sho-Wn) for identification or advertising purposes and thereby enhance the value of the article.

It will be readily seen by one versed in the art that certain modifications of the structure may be made, and I do not wish to limit myself to the exact construction shown, but to include such modifications as may well be made without departing fromthe spirit of the invention as set forth in theappended claims.

I claim:

1. A currency holder comprising hinged members, a spring arm connected to one of said members and having its free end opening toward the free end of the hinged member to which it is connected and adapted to engage and retain notes folded about said members.

2. A currency holder comprising members, a pintle hingedly relating said members, said pintle being fixed to and rotating with one of said members, and means on the other of said hinged members cooperating with said pintle to maintain said members in closed position when the members are moved to closed position.

3. A currency holder comprising members having hinge portions, a pintle connecting the hinge portions of said members, and a pin securing said pintle to one of said members and rotatable therewith, and means on the other of said hinged members cooperating withl -said pintle to maintain said members in closedposition when the members are moved to closed position.

4. A currency holder comprising members hingedly connected together, a pintle operatively associating said members and being in xed relation to one of said members and rotatable therewith, a cam element on said pintle, and means attached to the other of said members adapted to contact said cam to restrain the movement of said rst mentioned member.

5. A currency holder comprising members hingedly connected together, a spring secured to one of said members, means on the other of said members cooperating with said spring, said spring being adapted to have one end raised from said member to receive between said spring and member one end of a note positioned around said holder, and said spring being vfurther adapted to cooperate with said means toy maintain said holder in closed position to secure the other end of the note folded around said members between the free ends of said'members when the members are moved to closed position.

6. A currency holder comprising members hingedly connected to each other and adapted to be opened and closed relative to each other, a pintle connecting said members and being in xed relation tol one of said members and provided with a cam, a spring secured intermediate its ends to the other of said members, and adapted to engage a note at one end and engage said cam with its other end.

7. A currency holder comprising members hingedly connected together, a ring section on one of said members, a guide member partially cut out of said ring section adapted to be bent at-an angle thereto to form a guide for notes placed in said holder, said ring section being formed by the recess provided by formation of the guide member.

8. A currency holder comprising members, a pintle hingedly connecting saidmembers and being secured to one of said members and rotatable therewith, a fiat portion on said pintle, a spring on the vother of said members adapted to engage said at portion when said holder is closed, and means integral with said other member adapted to hold said spring in operative position.

9. A currency holder comprising members hingedly connected together adapted to have notes folded therearound, means on one of said hinged members to retain one end of said notes to one of said members; and means on the other of said members to cooperate with said rst mentioned means to maintain said hinged members in closed position when the members are moved to closed position.

l0. A currency holder comprising members hingedly connected together, a pintle connecting notes are placed adjacent said guide and between saidgneans and the member to which said means are secured.

11. A currency holder comprising members hingedly connected together; a pintle forming the hinge connection between said members and being in relative fixed relation to one of said members; a guide extending from one off said members; and means connected to one of said members adapted to engage notes folded about said member and to engage said pintle to maintain said members in closed position when the members are moved to closed position.

12. A currency holder comprising members hingedly connected to each other and adapted to be opened and closed relative to each other; Va

pintle operatively associating said members` at said hinge connection; a spring; means extending from one of said members adapted to secure said spring thereto intermediate its ends; said spring having one end engaging said pintle and adapted placed between said means and the vmemberto which it is secured to retain said notes to said holder. ROBERT L. HALPERIN. Y

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US2779461 *Dec 20, 1955Jan 29, 1957Schweitzer Nicholas CCurrency holder
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/37, 206/494, 206/39.7, 150/143, 150/137, 150/900
International ClassificationA45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S150/90, A45C1/00
European ClassificationA45C1/00