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COIN HOLDER Filed Aug. 15, 1949 .Z. afialze ymm INVENTOR ATTORNEYS.
Patented May 15,1951
COIN HOLDER Lewis G. Honeyman, Pueblo, Colo.
Application August 15, 1949, Serial No. 110,331
This invention relates to a coin holder for pocket and personal use, the primary object of the invention bein to provide a holder which will be capable of holding coins of various denominations which are used for deposit in parking meters, or the like.
An important object of the invention is to provide a device of this character wherein the coins will be securely held within the device by friction members, the friction members operating to release the coins when the coins are moved through the open sides of the coin holders.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a device of this character having a dial and hands formed on one surface thereof, the hands being movable over the dial to indicate time so that the person using the coin holder, will know at a glance when the time for which he has deposited a coin in a meter, has expired.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a dial and hands, the hands being so constructed and arranged that the free ends thereof will be guarded against catching into clothing to accidentally move the hands after they have been set and the coin holder has been positioned in the pocket.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departin from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing Figure 1 is a rear elevational view of a combined coin holder and time indicating device, constructed in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof illustrating the dial and hands.
Fig. 3 is a rear elevational View of the coin holder, with the back of the holder removed.
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view through Fig. 2 of the drawing, taken on line 44 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one of the friction coin receiving spring members.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the holder comprises a main body portion which includes a disc-like member 5 to which the curved side members 6 are secured, the curved side members 6 having their ends extended rearwardly as at 1, with the extremities thereof bent upon themselves at 8 providing pockets 9, the open sides of the pockets of adjacent curved side members, bein disposed towards each other, for purposes to be hereinafter more fully described.
Disposed centrally of the inner surface of the disc-like member 5, is the ring I0, which is of a width equal to the width of the curved side members 6, providing a support for the back I l of the holder. The back II is provided with cut out portions [2, which extend inwardly from the edge thereof, the cut out portions aligning with the spring coin retaining members l3 which are positioned on the disc-like member 5 so that coins held within the coin retaining members l3 may be viewed through the cut out portions or openings in the back ll.
As shown, the coin retaining members l3 have their ends bent upon themselves providing extensions l4 that fit within the open sides of adjacent pockets of the members 6, the construction of the pockets and extensions being such that the extensions may move into the pockets, as the coins are withdrawn from the coin retaining members, past the corners adjacent to the extensions. These coin retaining members l3 being constructed of spring metal, rest against the ring II] to prevent inward movement of the coin retaining members, to the end that the coin retaining members will move laterally to release or permit a coin to be positioned therein.
The reference character l5 indicates a dial which covers one surface of the coin holder, and cooperating with the dial, are the hands I6 and H, the hand I! constituting the hour hand, while the hand I6 is the minute hand. As shown, the minute hand is has its free end curved over the curved edge H) of the dia I 5, and extends to a point adjacent to the disc 5 so that the free end of the hand will be guarded against becoming caught in the cloth of the pocket in which it is carried, to accidentally move the hand.
The hand I! has its outer end curved downwardly to guard it against being caught in the cloth of the pocket to change the position thereof, after it has been set.
In the use of the holder, it is contemplated to use coins which are deposited in parking meters, and the dial and hands are used to indicate the time when the person parking his car must deposit another coin in the meter, or move the car. With this device, it is obvious that a person may with a degree of accuracy, determine when the time for which a coin has been inserted for the parking privilege, has expired.
It will also be noted that the back ll of the holder, is provided with curved flanges l9, that engage the members 6 in securing the various sections of the coin holder together.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
A coin holder comprising a hollow circular body portion having coin openings in one side edge thereof, curved side members forming a part of the body portion, portions of the ends of said side members being bent upon themselves to provide yielda'ble pockets having their open sides disposed towards each other, yieldable coin retaining members secured within the holder, each coin retaining member comprising a length of spring metal curved to receive a coin, the ends of the coin retaining members being extended outwardly and fitted in the pockets of the curved side members, said ends of the coin retaining members being movable longitudinally of said pockets upon expansion and contraction of said coin retaining members, gripping a coin held therein.
LEWIS C. HONEYMAN.
REFERENCES CITED The iollgwing references are of record in the file o this pat nt:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 690,544 Wolf Jan. '7, 1902 755,483 Haynes July 19, 1904 1,494,048 Wissotsky May 13, 1924