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Publication numberUS2119773 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1938
Filing dateOct 20, 1933
Priority dateOct 20, 1933
Publication numberUS 2119773 A, US 2119773A, US-A-2119773, US2119773 A, US2119773A
InventorsBuckner Ernest G
Original AssigneeBuckner Ernest G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin container and assorter
US 2119773 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

June 7, 193a. B R; .2,119 ,173

COIN I CONTAINER AND AS SORTER Filed Oct. 20, 1933 l NVENTO'I Patented June 7, 1938 2,119,773 com comma AND Asson'raa Ernest G. Buckner, North Hollywood, Calif. Application October 20, 1933, Serial No. 694,413

1 Claim. (o1. 133 -11) This invention relates to improvements in coin holder and retainer and has for its object to provide a convenient combination coin receiving,-

retaining and assorting tray. v

One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a simple, efilcient and inexpensive coin tray constructed and shaped in such a manner as to frictionally and yieldably receive and hold an assortment of coins. g

Another object ofthe present invention is to provide a coin holder from one piece of material and to shape it in such a manner that coins inserted into the tray will be held in retained position in the tray even should the tray be reversed upside down and held in this position.

A further object of this invention is to provide a rubber coin tray and holder with provision for receivin retaining and assorting coins of various denominations. 4

Another object of this invention is to provide a combination coin holder and bill fold characterizedby the feature of low-priced construction, rapid assorting of coins therein, and ease of selective removal of determinate coins held therein.

Another object thereof is to provide a rubber coin tray and holder with channels devoted seleotively to the reception and retention of a plurality of coins of varying denominations, so that coins of the same denomination may be kept together in a separate group'in the same tray or holder.

A further object of the present invention is to provide, in a rubber tray and coin holder integral means whereby each group of coins of a determinate denomiation is designed to be retained obliquely of the longitudinal axis of the tray, to thereby provide ease of detachment and inser tion.

A sti'll further object thereof is to provide a rubber coin holder in which channels are provided for receiving and holding coins of selective denominations, and in which walls and partitions therein are designed to pinch the coins frictionally, after they have been inserted into the channels as a means of retention of the coins in the tray.

A final purpose of the present invention is to provide a rubber coin tray from a single piece of rubber material shaped and constructed to provide parallel channels with common partition walls, the latter beingyieldable and resilientso that distortion of the walls and partitions of the rubber tray is necessary in order to fully insert the coins to be retained, whereby the walls and partitions will be distended to admit the coin, thus resulting in the coins being squeezed between partition and wall of the tray without any extraneousmeans of coin retention. With the above and other objects in view my invention consists in the combination, arrange.- ment and details of construction disclosed in the drawing and specification, and then more par- -"ticularly pointed out in the appended claim.

In the drawing, wherein similar reference characters designate similar parts throughout the respective views,

Figure 1 is a top plan view of my invention,

Figure 2 is a perspective view thereof,

-Figure 3 is a cross-section taken on line A-A of Figure 1,

Figure 4 is a cross section taken through the I coin holder showing the manner of retaining coins of different denominations therein,

Figure 5 is another cross-sectionof my invention looking towards the remote end thereof,

Figure 6 is a longitudinal sectional elevation of my invention,

Figure '7 is another longitudinal elevation of my invention showing the coins mounted in position therein, and

Figure 8 is another perspective view of my invention showing the coins arranged therein.

In the drawing, which is merely illustrative of my invention the various parts of my invention are disclosed. Conventional coin holders require the use of extraneous parts to retain the coins therein, which is expensive and in this case the metal coins contact the metal case and thus give evidence of the presence of coins in the case when the latter is in the pocket of the 'user. It is desirable to avoid making a coin holder reveal by the sound of coins rattling therein when ones pocket is shaken or contacted the presence of coins therein.

preferably of rectangular formation and shape,

and it will be made entirely, if need be, from some soft, yieldable, pliable material such as rubber or rubberized material. The device is molded into the shape now to be described as concerns its interior. 7

A series of parallel channels are provided, to provide the chambers l2, l3, l4 and I5 respectively, although fewer or more chambers could be provided if need be. ll designates the inner end of the rubber coin holder or tray, for convenience in reference. It will be seen that each pair of chambers extend in longitudinal'groups, such that chamber is in back of chamber l2 while chamber I5 is in back of chamber l3 and alongside chamber I l. The side walls of the tray I 0 are formed concave in cross-section as at l8 and I9 respectively and the upper edges thereof may be rounded as at 20 to provide beads which book over and around the bottom of the rubber tray, the bottom being designated M.

There is a partition extending medially and longitudinally of the tray, the inner length of which is made wider as at 2| where it forms a common boundary wall between coin chambers I2 and I3, whilst the main length of the partition, designated 22 separates the coin chamber H from IS. The result of the varying thickness of this partition, and the fact that partition portion 22 is more on one side of the center than at the other side thereof, as is the length 2| of the partition, is that the widths of the various chambers vary. Thus chamber I2 is made of a size to receive and hold nickels, chamber I3 will I receive and hold pennies, chamber l4 will receive and hold quarters, while chamber I 5 will receive and hold dimes.

The opposite sides of the partition are also formed concave in cross section designated l1, l8 where grooves are provided, and the opposing upper edges of the partition may be rounded as shown in Fig. 3. The rear end 21' of the coin tray has its inner surface, on opposite sides of the partition sloping or inclining downwardly, so that in the chamber i4 for receiving quarters, the inclined ledge or shelf 23 is provided, while in chamber 15 inclined shelf 26 is provided, and also in chamber l2 there is a transverse partition 21" having a downwardly sloping or inclining shelf or ledge 24, and a similar transverse ledge or shelf 25 dividing chambers l3 and I5 longitudinally; ledge,or shelf 24 divides chambers l2 and I4 longitudinally as well.. The upper surfaces of the ledges 24 and 25 will preferably be made concave if desirable, to conform the better to the peripheral edge of the coin lodged here and resting upon this shelf. It will also be seen from Figures 6 and '7 that the shelves 24 and 25 also incline upwardly and rearwardly from the bottom of the tray in chamber l5, and this applies also to shelf 24 similarly inclining in chamber l4. As a result of this angular disposition and formation of the various-shelves 23, 24, 25 and 26 it will be seen that when the first coin is inserted intoany channel or chamber it will be laid flat on its back and caused to rest upon the adjacent inclined shelf thus assuming an oblique position with relation to the longitudinal axis of the coin tray.

The inclined face of the ledges 24 and 28 in the chambers I 4 and I! are designated 21. There may be a bottom lining of rigid material designated 2| underlying the rubber tray, to render the bottom more rigid and less flexible, besides stronger.

It is to be remembered that the width of any of the channels or chambers is made predeterminatedly of a slightly lesser width than the diameter of the coin intended for lodgment therein, and because of this it is necessary to press each coin in its proper chamber with a press fit until it snaps down in oblique position in this chamber, and as the coin is thus inserted the wall nearest to the coin as well as the partition extendinglongitudinally of the holder is pinched and distended and distorted sufficiently to yield before the presence of the coin, and in this manner the partition and side wall of the rubber tray alone will be adequate to frictionally and yieldably as well as detachably receive and re tain each coin. The several coins of each denomination of coins such as nickels, dimes, pennies and quarters are each inserted so as to lie on top of each other, the concave faces l6, H, II and I! of the tray being adapted to the rounded configuration of the particular coin mounted in any particular chamber. The coins are thus nested in overlapping relation, each coin partially projecting slightly above the top face of the tray so it may be readily grasped by the finger of the user and removed or inserted. I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction save as pointed out in the appended claim.

What I desire to claim and secure by patent is:

An all-rubber container for coins being formed with longitudinally spaced apart channels the walls of which are sufficiently resilient to frictionally pinch coins disposed therebetween with an intermediate partition and end walls, the end walls having their inner faces formed with oblique parallel surfaces, the partition having its opposing faces obliquely inclined in the same direction as the end walls.


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U.S. Classification206/.84, 206/561, 211/49.1, 150/150, 453/50
International ClassificationG07D9/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/002
European ClassificationG07D9/00C