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Publication numberUS212867 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1879
Filing dateNov 20, 1878
Publication numberUS 212867 A, US 212867A, US-A-212867, US212867 A, US212867A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in coin-holders
US 212867 A
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Patented Mar. 4, 1879.





Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 212,867, dated March 4, 1879 5 application filed November 20, 1878.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LEvERE'rT HOMER OLMSTED, of the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings, and State ot' New York, have invented a new and useful Improved Mode of Binding Ooined Money Together, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specication and accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a perspective view, with a part of the disk cut away to show the end of the band after being forced through the disk of a package of coined money bound together with my metallic band. Fig. 2 is a side view vof my metallic band ready for use to bind coin together.

The object of my invention is to furnish a device by which packages of coined money may be made, and the coin be held firmly together for transportation, and at the same time the coin be exposed to view, that the number of pieces comprising the package may be readily counted without removing the binding, and to obviate the necessity of using any mucilaginous substance in binding the coin together, and to provide a rapid and cheap inode of binding coined money together.

ln the drawings, A is the coined money. B is a disk or plate, made of paper or of any suitable material; orit may be made of metal. When made of metal, the disk or plate is perforated, or an aperture is made in its center, to allow the ends of the band to pass through and under it. The paper disk can be made in the same manner, when desired.

C is the metallic band, of which two are generally used in binding a package of coin, although one band is sufticient to use for small packages. The ends of theband are bent or turned transversely to its upright sides, as shown in Fig. 2.

The coin being placed within the band, a hammer is used to force the ends of the band through and under the disk or plate.

The band may be made of two pieces, when desired, instead of making it of a length to extend around the package. It may be made one-half the length, and each of its ends be bent transversely, and a disk or plate be placed at each end of the package.

The usual mode of binding coined money together is to wrap the coin with paper, the paper being made fast around the package with mucilage.

lt is obvious that the ends of the bands or strips of metal maybe bent or turned in the opposite direction from that shown in the drawings, and the disk or plate be forced onto them, instead of `forcing them down through the disk or plate.

Two or more bands may be made in one piece by cutting them from sheet metal, and

leaving them connected together at one end of each band.

The ends of the band are beveled or pointed, that they may be more easily interlinked by the disk or plate when the disk or plate is not perforated. When the disk or plate is perforated the ends of the bands may be left blunt.

It is also possible to use the device with some success with a disk of yielding material unperforated and with the ends of the bands unpointed; but I prefer the pointed form of the ends in all cases, for the reason, among others, that the bevel of the ends, when made, as I prefer, chisel-shaped, serves to guide the folding or bending which occurs when the ends are forced down upon the coins, and insures the bending in the right direction. This form carries out the invention fully and perfectly.

The disk or plate is preferably made of strawboard, and made circular; but it is obvious that it may be'made of any material which will allow the ends of the band to be forced through evenly, and it may be made in the form of a square or oblong plate, or in any form which may be desired.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Let- L. H. yOLMSTED.

Witnesses: i


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Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5207612 *Sep 5, 1991May 4, 1993Graham WollastonCoin bander
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/004