US 2427763 A
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Sept. 23, 1947. E. R. CARPER COI N RECEPTACLE Filed Dec. 10, 1946 I I I I] 0' ZZRI. Pg [hRPER Patented Sept. 23, 1947 "UNlTED STATES AT ENT OFF-[CE 2,427,763 ooiN RECEPTACLE Earl Ray Carper, Charleston; W. Va.
Application December 10, 1946, Serial-No. 715,297
4 Claims. 1
This invention relates to new and useful improvements and structural refinements in coin receptacles, more specifically, in lock-type coin receptacles, and the principal object of the invention is to provide a device of the character herein described, which may be conveniently and effectively employed for the storage of coins while the latter are being transferred from one person to another. Accordingly, it will be seen that the invention may, for example, be mounted on a wall or door and may be employed by the housewife as a lockable deposit box for coins which may be subsequently removed therefrom by the milkman, iceman, news boy, or the like, whoever possesses the key for the lock with which the invention is provided.
It will obviously follow that the invention will thus eliminate the conventional practice of leaving coins under a door mat, in a milk bottle, or in other equally accessible places, and the resultant advantages of the invention become clearly apparent.
A further object of the invention is to provide a coin receptacle in which the coin may be readily inserted and subsequently removed by authorized persons.
Another object of the invention is to provide a coin receptacle which is simple in construction, pleasing in appearance and which will readily lend itself to economical manufacture.
With the above more important objects in view, and such other objects as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially of the arrangement and construction of parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention, showing the same in the closed or locked position.
Figure 2 is a perspective view, similar tothat shown in Figure 1, but showing the invention in the open position.
Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the invention, the same being closed and partially broken away to reveal its construction.
Figure 4 is a cross sectional view, taken substantially on the plane of the line ld in Figure 3, and
Figure 5 is a top plan view of the device shown in Figure 3.
Like characters of reference are used to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, the invention consists of a coin recep- 2 tacle designated generallyby the reference character ill, the same embodyingdnits construction a suitable mounting plate II provid'edwith a plurality of apertures l2, to receive the boltsor screws i 3 whereby .the platemay be secured, preferably'in a vertical position, toawall or door [4.
A look member 15 is welded or otherwise suitably mounted adjacent the lower edge bf the' plate H, the member [5 assuming the form of a more or less conventional padlock and being actuated by a suitable-key (not shown) removably receivable in the key hole I6.
The lock it is normally provided with a U- shaped shackle which is projectably and rotatably associated with the lock body. However, in the instant invention, only the end portions of the shackle are present, the same assuming the form of a pin I! and a locking bolt 18. These are both secured to the lower wall 59 of a coin box 25] hereinafter more fully described, the box 20, in effect, being substituted for the U-sh'aped portion of the shackle previously referred to.
The pin I1 is projectable and rotatable with respect to the member [5, and the bolt i8 is formed with a notch 2 l, as is best shown in Figure 2. The bolt [8 is removably receivable in an aperture 22 formed in the member l5 and a tongue 23, actuated by the key inserted in the key hole [6, is releasably engagable with the notch 2|.
Th'e configuration of the aforementioned coin box 28 will be clearly apparent from the accompanying drawings, and it will be noted that the box is provided, preferably in the upper wall thereof with a deposit box '24 and that the back wall of the box is formed with an opening 25. The front of the box carries a suitable hand knob 26.
When the invention is placed in use, the box 2!] is normally disposed adjacent the plate H and the tongue 23 engages the notch 2! in the bolt I8. In this locked position, the opening 25 will not, of course, be accessible and coins may be inserted in the box 20 through the slot 24.
When an authorized person subsequently inserts the proper key in the key hole Hi, the tongue 23 will be disengaged from the notch 2|, thus permitting the box 20, together with the associated components I! and iii, to be projected upwardly, whereupon the box may be rotated about the pin I? to an open position illustrated in Figure 2. In this position, the coins may be readily removed from the box through the opening 25, as will be clearly understood.
It is believed that the advantages and use of the invention will be clearly apparent from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further description thereof at this point is deemed unnecessary.
While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A coin receptacle comprising in combination, a lock member adapted for attachment to a wall, a rotatable pin provided on said member, a coin box secured to said pin and formed with an opening in the back thereof, and a locking bolt provided on said. box, said bolt coacting with said lock member to prevent the rotation of said pin.
2. A coin receptacle comprising in combination, a lock member mountable upon a wall, a projectible and rotatable pin provided on said member, a coin box secured to said pin, said box being formed with an opening in the back thereof and with a deposit slot, and a locking bolt provided on said box, said bolt being insertable in said lock member and coacting therewith to prevent the projection and rotation of said pin.
3. A coin receptacle comprising in combination, a lock member mountable upon a wall and including a concealed locking tongue, a projectible and rotatable pin provided on said member, a coin box secured to said pin, said box being formed with an opening in the back thereof and with a deposit slot, said opening being normally disposed adjacent said wall, and a locking bolt provided on said box, said bolt being formed with a notch and bein insertable in said lock member, said tongue being releasably engageable with said notch.
4. A coin receptacle comprising in combination, a mounting plate adapted for attachment to a wall, a lock member secured to said plate and including a concealed locking tongue, a projectable and rotatable pin extending from said member, a coin box secured to said pin, said box being for-med with an opening in the back thereof and with a deposit slot, said opening being normally disposed adjacent said plate, and a locking bolt provided on said box, said bolt being formed with a notch and being insertable in said lock member, said tongue being releasably engageable with said notch.
EARL RAY CARPER.