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Publication numberUS2334016 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1943
Filing dateMar 18, 1941
Priority dateMar 18, 1941
Publication numberUS 2334016 A, US 2334016A, US-A-2334016, US2334016 A, US2334016A
InventorsRichards L Loesch
Original AssigneeRichards L Loesch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin case
US 2334016 A
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COIN CASE Filed March 18, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 y JQL 2 {M Patented Nov. 9, 1943 UNITED; STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,ss4,01'6 f .COIN' oAsi': I i

Richards L. Loesch, Montrose, Colo. Application March is, 1941, Serial No; 383,990

11 Claims, (o1. ts-4;)

My invention relates generally to' coin cases, and more particularly to a coin case for carrying aplurality of coins of each of a plurality of denominations separately, and adapted to be carried in a handbag or a pocket in the users clothmg.

This application is a my prior application, April 6, 1939. 7

It is an object of my invention'to provide a novel pocketsize coin case which is compact and light in weight and from which a plurality of coins of each of several denominationsmay be readily dispensed.

Another object of my invention is to provide a novel coin case which may easily be operated by one hand, and which the user may conveniently operate in the dark by the sense of touch alone, to dispense the desired number of coins of the desired denomination. i 1

Another object is to provide a coin case having a plurality of coin retaining cylinders, one for each of several denomination of coins, which may be easily operated with one hand to insert a coin in the cylinder corresponding to the denomination of the coin.

A further object is to provide a light, simple coin case which may be cheaply manufactured in large quantities.

continuation in part; of Serial No. 266,270, filed A further object is to provide a novel coin case of a durable construction'and which may be easily cleaned by the user.

Further objects will appear from the following description, reference cernpanying drawings in which: a a

Fig. l is a top plan view of my improved coin case, showing coins in position in the various coin retaining cylinders;

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 andshows my improved coin ease with the coins removed;

Fig. 3 is a vertical cross-sectional View of my improved coin case along the plane of-the line 3-3 of Fig.1; r

Fig. 4 is a horizontal cross-sectional view taken along the plane of the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a side elevational view taken'in the direction indicated by the line 5-5 in Fig. 1;

Fig. 6 is a vertical cross-sectional view taken along the plane of the line 6-6 of Fig. 1; and

Fig. '7 is a perspective drawing of the upper member of the spring which forces the coins upwardly from the lower portion of the cylinder.

In Fig. 1, I have illustrated a coin case comprising a relatively thin, generally cylindrical body III, which is preferably of thermo-setting:

being hadto the acoverhangs the top plastic" or similar material. This body 10 has cast therein a 'pluralitybf cylindrical openings which are circumferentially disposed andspaced inwardly from the periphery of the body-and which are hereinafter referred to as coin retaining cylinders. These coin retainingcylinders are designated by thereferen'ce characters 22, 24;:26,"and 28. The penny l2, dime l4;nickel l6; and quarter 18, are shown'as being located in the coin retaining cylinders; to hold these respective denominations. The cyl-. inders .for containing the dimes and quarters are placed opposite each other to-reduce theoverall dia'rn'eter ofthe'coin case. a

The topcenter portionof, the case is recessed. to. retain coins being placed therein, leaving a rim I l? which extends around the periphery of the top ofsthe body Hi. The recessso formed intersects-and interrupts the walls of the coin retaining cylinders to provide for' and facilitate the introduction of coins into thecylinders." 'Buttons :20 are integrally formed on the upper surface of the rim, one buttonili being located opposite the dime cylinder 24, two buttons 20 opposite the penny cylind'erllyand threebuttons 20 opposite the nickel cylinder 2 These buttons 20 serve to aid the operator of the :case-to ascertain the denomination in each. of the cylinders by the sense of'touch. The number of buttons corresponding to each denomination'maybe easily associated in the'users mind inasmuch as the number of buttons increases as the diameter of the corresponding :co'in increases, with the exception of the quarter cylinder 28 which has no c'orresponding indicating'button 20.

A plurality of crescent shaped continuous -abutments 30', one for each'cylindenare integrallyformed with the rim H. :Each abutment of the half of the corresponding' cylinder whichis adjacent the periphery of the case. The 'abutments 30, being of crescent shape, do not cover the central" portion of the *coin retaining cylinder; but permit free access to the upper surface of the top'coin in the cylinder. The top of the overhanging portion of each abut- -ment 30'is beveled or rounded to'facilitate the insertion of coins into the coin retaining cylinders. The abutments 30 are shaped and disposed.

to allow the coin to be moved from thecenter of the case, across theupperendof the proper coin retaining cylinder, through a .coin removal slot 58, tostheoutsid'e of the case; as is'"hereinlafter described.

As is shown in Figs.'2 and 3, :a fiat spring 34 is-.cons tructed togprovide a plurality of spring which are adapted thl'nuzh the-sllot. t t

deereas'e the wetalrme crime the i arms 32, and one 01 these spring arms 32 ex tends into each of the coin retaining cylinders. Each spring arm 32 tapers outwardly from the center 01' the body It]. The various arms intersect adjacent the lower ends of the coin retaining cylinders when disposed to coincide with a points on the undersurface crescent shaped abutment assembled and the cylinder 30 when'the is empty. The underportion. i cohxmnovaislots it In am! intersect corresponding cylinder ading coin so that the coins may be treely m l ed chord connecting two of the corresponding" 'de mzlhedrthe a coin retaining cylinders are placed as closely together as possible. segments which separate the coin retaining cylinders each from the other are in the form of webs 50,-made integral with the body It and 01' athinness to permit as close juxtaposition of the cylinders as is consistent with the strength'ot v upwardly'extendingeprojection i2 is formed at approximately the thinnest pointoi rrom the web in sumcient distance to shear, againsttihei edsej top in each of the cylinders, as is surface or each crescent shapediabulznenttt is ot'the case. Th c n P n of the body in is made integral with the ,webs

'50. As is shown in Fig. 3, the top of the center portion; :54 is concave of the thumb and to facilitate 1157mm? coins in theirmper cylinders. coharetnming mm "are 'mthat they otthe fim'ins ann l2 and the coin may be pressed directly downwardly mstthe iorce exerted by the sprinsas :lt lament into position.

ing. sari'acerso that it ceuld'act as aiulcnum;

The downmrdmreasure at the thumb on the top surface of the coin consume hem fluffltlthflyto :depress the mm below the loweredge or timsm-iesothat theicninengages the M0 the slot; "Ilhe the edge of the coin to topof the coin retaining mectims. 82, thereby preventing the com, 4mm; being accidentally moved .fmm the cyIinder toward thercenter orthe also causes which :permits the forward palm to be {tilted as they the finished case. An

0!, the second M #0! themaae :1; sed. was much. possible to aliowluii;

be depresaadhbelow he a treasure-army messes inthe was! 7 t lip 39, and it will similarly be depressed suffi ciently to engage the coin retaining surfaces bordering the cylinder. In a like manner, each of the cylinders may be filled with coins. The top coin in each cylinder is retained in position by the friction caused by the pressure exerted by the arms 32 of the flat spring assembly.

If it is desired to remove a coin from the case, the thumb is passed over the top of the rim H so that it engages the knobs 2i) and the proper cylinder may be ascertained by the sense of touch. The thumb is then' placed on thedepressed center portion 54 of the case 10 with its tip opposite the cylinder containing coins of the denomination desired. The tip of thethumb is then moved outwardly across the case, engaging the edge of the top coin and pushing the coin through the corresponding coin removal slot 58. As the thumbpasses over the top surface of'the second coin in the cylinder a downward pressure may be exerted upon the second coin to prevent the spring arm 32 from exerting apressure which would cause the top coin to be friotionally retained against the under surface of the abutment 30 and the coin will pass freely through the slot 58. coin has been removed and the thumb pressure released, the spring arm 32 will cause the remaining coins in the cylinder to move upwardly'so that the top coin remaining in the cylinder engages the undersurface of the abutment 3i), from which position it also may similarlybe removed from the case.

While I have described my invention in connection with a preferred embodiment thereof, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that numerous Variations and modifications may be made from the structure disclosed without departing from the underlying principles of my invention. I, therefore, wish to include within the scope of the following claims all constructions by which substantially the results of myinvention may be obtained by substantially the same or equivalent means.

I claim:

1. A pocket size coin case for carrying a plu- 55'.-

rality of coins of each of a'number of denominations and comprising a body of generally. cylindrical outline, a plurality of coin retaining cylinders, one for each denomination, circumferentially disposed within said body and spaced inwardly from the periphery thereof, a plurality of overhanging abutments carried by said body, one of said abutments overhanging the outer half of the top of each of said cylinders and projecting a relatively short distance inwardly past the-walls of the cylinder, a plurality of slots, one adjacent the top of each cylinder, connecting the top of the'corresponding cylinder with theoutside of said body to permit the movement of a coin-from said cylinder through said slot to the outside of said body, resilient means for causing the uppermost of said coins to engage the undersurface of the corresponding abutment and means defining-a generally cylindrical depression in the top of said body and intersecting each of said coin retaining cylinders and interrupting a portion of the walls thereof to allow a coin to be moved from said depression directly into the corresponding coin retaining cylinder.

2. A pocket size coin case for carrying a plurality of coins of each of a number of denominations and comprising a body portion, a, plurality of adjacent coin retaining cylinders, one for each denomination, within said body adjacent the periphery thereof, a depression formed in the When the cylinder is empty.

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top of said body and intersecting each of said cylinderslto interrupt slightly more than; half of the periphery of the upper'portion of 'the walls thereof, a plurality of crescent shaped abutments, one for each cylinder, integrally formed with said'body and overhanging the top of the corresponding cylinder, a plurality of slots, one cor-.

responding to each cylinden'cf a length at least as great as the diameter of the corresponding cylinder, and of a width slightlygreate'r than the thickness of a coin of a denomination retained by said cylinder, each of said slots conmeeting the wall adjacent the top of the corresponding cylinder with the outside of said body, a plurality of flat spring arms, one for each cylinder, secured adjacent the lower end of the corresponding cylinder and extending into said cylinder to engage the lowermost coin present therein, said spring arms being. constructed and disposed to retain the top coin present in the cor responding cylinder against the undersurfac'e of the corresponding crescent shaped abutment and the end of each spring arm being proportioned and disposed to coincide with a chord connecting two portions on the undersurf'ace of .the corresponding abutment when the corresponding 3. A pocket sizeccin case for carrying a plurality of coins of each of a number of denominations and comprising a generally cylindrical body, aplurality of mutually adjacent coin retaining cylinders, one for each denomination, within said body and disposed around the periphery thereof, a generally cylindrical recess,

formed in the top of said body and intersecting each of said cylinders'to interrupt approximately half of the periphery of the upper portion of the walls thereof, a plurality of slots, one adjacent each cylinder, of a length at least as great as the diameter of the corresponding cylinder and of a width slightly greater than the thickness of a coin of the denomination retained by said cylinder, each of said slots extending fromthe outside of said body and intersecting the corresponding cylinder adjacent the top thereof, a plurality of continuous abutments, onefor each cylinder, supportedby thetop of said body above the top of the corresponding cylinder, projecting a relatively short distance inwardly past the walls of said cylinder, and terminating adjacent the intersection of the periphery of said recess and the walls of said cylinder, a plurality of intersecting flat spring arms, one for each cylinder, intersecting'adjacent the lower end of the axis of said body, each of-said'arms extending into the corresponding cylinder to engage the lowermost coin present therein, a recess formed in the bottom of said body to receive the intersecting portions of said spring arms and interrupting the'walls of each of said cylinders to provide an opening between said recess and said cylinder, said spring arms being constructed and disposed to engage the under surface of the corresponding continuous abutment when said cylinder is empty, and a removable bottom plate closing the bottom of said body and engaging the intersecting portionof said spring arms to retain said arms in position.

4. The combination claimed in claim 1, characterized in that a plurality of projections are carried by said body and disposed adjacent the periphery of said coin retaining cylinders, and extend upwardly from the bottom' of said recess to a point slightly below the level of the bottom of the upper coin therein to engage the periphery of the coin iimmediately zhelowsaid uppemiosticoin and ziromzsliflirigfrom said cylinder. ztnmrd :the center tot we.

, i6. "pocket .isize win. nose for carrying-:2. plurality-mfscoins'oi each ofanumber of denominations and comprising agenerally cylindrical body, a plurality \of mutually adjacent coin "retaining cylinders, oue for-each denomination; within saidbodytand spacedainwardly: a; short :distancexdrom the :periphery thereof, means defining a depression :inrthe top :of 2 said body and intersecting each of said cylinders to interruptcapproximately :half of the periphery of the upper portions-oi the walls thereof-, a 'plurality of crescent shaped abutments, one :for each "cylinder, integrally formed withsaiii body, located to overhang Iapproximately'iherouter half of .the top I of the corresponding cylinder, and terminating adjacent theLinIersection-nf the periphery :of'said depressionwith the walls :of said cylinder, a pinrality .of slots, zone adjacent the top each =cylindenofalength atsleastiasgreateas the diameter 01' the corresponding cylinder and of a width slightly :greater than-the thickness of arcoin oi the denomination retained by said cylinder, :connectingthetop of theicylinder with the outside of said body, the upper portion or the periphery of each slot being substantially coplanar with with a chord connecting two points on the undersuriace :01 the corresponding crescent shaped abutment whenrsaid case .is'empty'and an externally' threaded flat disk, having threads engageable with the :threads? formed on "the extension '01 said "body, fciosing the bottom of said case and retaining said :spring in ,position.

6; A pocket size coin-.;case ifor carrying :a plurality 0'! coins of teach-of a number pfdenominations and comprising :8. generally cylindrical !body, a plurality of coin retaining-cylinders,-one for each denomination,- within said body and disposed around -the periphery ,thereohxabutment means carried by said body and overhanging the "top of each of said cylinders, said "abutment means having downwardly directed coin engagingssurfaces substantially parallel to the tops of said cylinders :and being constructed and disposed to permit the insertion and removal of a tcoin irom' the corresponding cylinder ,by sliding said coin along said coin engaging surfaces, means defining 8180885 in the bottom of said body and intersecting each vofxsaid cylinders adjacent the lower end thereof to form an opening in'the walls of each cylinder, at flat spring comprising a plurality 0! mt spring arms,-,-one for each cylinder, located with its central portion in said recess and with a spring arm extending into each of said cylinders, each of said spring arms being shaped and disposed so that its outer ends coincide with'a line connecting two points-on the coin engaging surface of said abutment means above the top of the corresponding cylinder when ,said body, a plurality o! crescent-shaped abutiii) 'ments, one for each 1colinder,=-!ormed in said rim cylinder, of a length -at least as great as the the cylinder is empty, {removable z-da't disc mos ing the bottommf said once and retaining maid spring in position, and means :10! :retainlns' said 1 disc to *the :bottom 0! 138M body. V

7. A pocket size coin ease :ior carrying a plu-s rality 01' coins 10f each -of anumber oi denominations and comprising a bodms plurality'otcoin retaining "cyltndors, :one imeach denomination,

within said body and disposed around the periphery -thereoi,means dotining'a generally circular cavity hIithG'tdDOfIflidfiQB, intersecting each #01 said cylinders E81; appoint below'theunder-surface oi the top coin present therein-and interrupting approximately half of the periphery' of the walls of 'theicylindor, thereby forming a rim extending the top of said body andidefiningran area withinwhich coins maybe manipulated incidentalito-the placing of the coins 1 in their respective cylinders, aa-xplurality :0! projections, one adjacent each side of each cylinder,

extending upwardly from the bottom of said re cess to a point approximately opposite the mndersurface ot'the top coin in the-corresponding cylinder, abutment meansaoverhang'ing'the tenor and projecting asmali distance past the 'periph-s ery of each '01 said cylinders forslidahly'engaging the top coin ipmsenttherein to retain the "co'insin the cylinder, said abutment means and I said body being constructed and disposed to per,-

mit arcoin to be moved irom said depression, across the top ni'the proper 'co'in retaining cylinder, and past the periphery of saidxoasa'and resilient means held t-in compresison by the bottom coin in each "01' said cylinders to prom the top *coin present Iimthe cylinder against said abutmentmeuns. g

'8. ii 'pocinat size coin'case for carrying a plu rality of coins of each oi '"a'number oi (den'omina- V I tions andc'omprising abody, a plurality of mutually adjacent coin retaining cylinders, one for each denomination, within said bodyandfidisposed around the inside-'6! time periphery theme! and spacedinwardly a short distance theralzom,

means defininga depression in the top oisaid, bodysand intersecting each "afraid-cylinders to interrupt approximately half 01' the periphery ofthe upper portion 10!? walks thereof, thereby forming arim extending around th'e top of and located to overhang approximately-the outer half of the top of thej-oon'espondmg cylinder, a

plurality of slota-oneadiaeentythe top-o! each diameter 01' the corresponding cylinder 'andqof width slightly greatertlmn-the thickness!!! a coin of-the denomination retained by said cyl- 1 I indenextending throughithe rimto provide for the passage :01 a coin irom'the top-oi the cylinder through said slotio the outside of said case.-

resilient means toretain the top coin present in the denomination oi the ooinsin each. of, the

cylinders by the sense of touch. g 1 9. A pocket size coin case for-carrying a plurality ofcoinsof each .of number of denominations and comprising azbody, =a plurality of coin retaining cylinders, one for each denomination, within said bodymnd disposed around the periphery thereof, means tor retaining the coins in each of said cylinders, means for permitting the insertion and removal of coins into and from each cylinder, means defining a recess in the bottom of said body and intersecting the walls of each of said cylinders adjacent the lower end thereof to form openings connecting said recess with each of said cylinders, a flat spring comprising a plurality of flat spring arms, one for each cylinder, intersecting at the central portion of said spring, a hole formed in the central portion of said spring and located to coincide with the axis of said body when said spring is in position with its central portion in said recess and one arm extending through each of said openings into a corresponding cylinder, a detachable bottom for said case having threads formed thereon, means providing threads carried by said body and engageable with the threads formed in said bottom, a peg carried by said bottom and located in the center thereof to pass through said hole when said case is assembled, thereby retaining said spring in position.

10. A pocket size coin case for carrying a plurality of coins of each of a number of denominations and comprising a body, a plurality of coin retaining cylinders, one for each denomination, within said body, means defining a generally circular cavity intersecting each of said cylinders at a point below the under surface of the top coin present therein, thereby forming a rim extending around the top of said body and defining an area within which coins may be manipulated incidental to the placing of the coins in their respective cylinders, means for retaining the coins in each of said cylinders, said cavity permitting the insertion of coins into the top of each cylinder, directly from the top central portion of said body, and means for permitting the removal of coins from the top of each of said cylinders by moving said coins directly past the outer margin of said body and resilient means for retaining the coins in each cylinder in a position adjacent the top thereof.

11. A pocket size coin case for carrying a plurality of coins of each of a number of denominations, comprising an integral body having a plurality of mutually adjacent coin retaining cylinders formed therein and a generally circular cavity intersecting each of said cylinders at a point below the under surface of the top coin present therein, thereby forming a rim extending around the top of said body and defining an area within which coins may be manipulated incidental to the placing of the coins in their respective cylinders, there being a coin ejecting passageway extending through said body adjacent the open end of each cylinder, said body providing abutment means overhanging the top of each of said cylinders, and resilient means in each of said cylinders to press the top coin in each cylinder against said abutment means.

RICHARDS L. LOESCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification453/54
International ClassificationG07D9/00, A45C1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/02, G07D9/004, A45C2001/107
European ClassificationG07D9/00C2, A45C1/02