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Publication numberUS2729868 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 10, 1956
Filing dateNov 3, 1952
Priority dateNov 3, 1952
Publication numberUS 2729868 A, US 2729868A, US-A-2729868, US2729868 A, US2729868A
InventorsManning Reginald W
Original AssigneeManning Reginald W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper money holder
US 2729868 A
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Jan. 10, 1956 R. w. MANNING 2,729,858

PAPER MONEY HOLDER Filed NOV 3, 1952 A BEG/M440 WMANN/NG,

INVENTOR.

1Z3; J4 .1 12 mm United States Patent PAPER MONEY HOLDER Reginald W. Manning, Phoenix, Ariz.

Application November 3, 1952, Serial No. 318,397

2 Claims. (Cl. 24-255) This invention has to do with improvements in paper money holders, particularly those of clip form comprising a pair of sides or flanges resiliently spreadable to receive and hold the money between them. While applicable broadly to money holders answering to this general description, the invention has its preferred embodiment in bill clips formed of a resilient sheet metal or other material doubled upon itself at one closed edge of the holder, the remaining edges being open for reception of money between the holder sides or flanges.

The invention is directed primarily to the inclusion in the clip of a money holding aid, having among its purposes the function of engaging and more securely retaining the money in the clip. As will more fully appear, such holding aid preferably has the form of a roller or rotatable element carried by one of the clip sides for rotation in an opening or window in that side, all in a manner such that the roller engages and is rotated by the money as it is inserted or withdrawn from the clip. Preferably the roller is given an irregular surface which resists accidental rotation and release of the money.

Not only the roller carrying side of the clip, but the other side as well may contain a window in alinement with the roller occupied opening, so that the eflect of the roller may be to bulge the money into the second opening, thus adding to the holding security of the roller.

As later illustrated, the roller may be given a surface irregularity of an essentially mechanical form, or irregularizing of the roller may serve the further purpose of adding to the attractiveness and interest of the clip, by forming the roller as a figure or other object having interest upon and because of its rotation.

The various features and objects of the invention will be more fully and clearly understood from the following detailed description of certain typical and illustrative embodiments shown by the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. l is a perspective view illustrating one embodiment of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the holder shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross-section on line 33 of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 illustrating a variational form of the invention.

In the drawing, the body of the holder is shown to be made in essentially one piece clip form of resilient metal doubled upon itself along one edge and having flange or side portions 11 and 12 open along the remaining three sides of the clip to receive and retain between them the paper money 13. As best illustrated in Fig. 3 the lower flange 12 may be formed with an intermediate extent deflected at 14 toward flange 11, and with an outwardly flared edge portion 15 to facilitate reception of the money into the clip. Flange 11 contains an opening or window 16, typically of elongated rectangular form, which registers with a similar but wider opening 17 in the deflected area of the lower flange 12.

The upper flange 11 carries a money engaging and retaining element, generally indicated at 17, mounted for ice rotation within the opening 16. In Figs. 1 to 3, the element is shown to be of irregular surface configuration and herein the form of a human figure 18 having integral small trunnions 19 journaled for rotation within the upsets or bosses 20 at opposite ends of the opening.

Upon its insertion into the clip, the money 13 engages and rotates the holding element 17 throughout the course of full insertion of the money against the closed edge 10. Occupancy of the opening 16 by the element causes the latter to deflect the money at 13a, see Fig. 3, within opening 17, to thus more securely retain the money in the clip by virtue both of such deflection and the irregular surface configuration of the holding element, and thus its gripping tendency and resistance to reverse rotation. Formation of the rotating element as a. figure, of which the particular form 18 is to be regarded merely as typical, adds to the interest and novelty of the clip by reason of the turning movement of the figure as the money is inserted into and withdrawn from the clip.

Fig. 4 illustrates a variational form of the invention, similar in all respects to the described embodiment, except that here the holding element 22 is of essentially cylindrical form but is irregularized by the surface icnurlings at 23. As will be understood, the showing in Fig. 4 is merely illustrative of one among various possible modifications of the form and shape characteristics of the rotatable holding element.

I claim:

1. A paper money holder in essentially one-piece clip form comprising a resilient sheet-like material doubled upon itself along a first edge to form sides having free edges resiliently spreadable to receive the money between them, a first of said sides containing an opening substantially midway between its free edge and said first edge, and a roller mounted at the outside of the holder for pivotal movement within said opening and engageable with and rotatable by money being inserted into or withdrawn from the holder, the second side of the holder having a portion curved inwardly toward the roller and extending across the holder, said second side being deflected outwardly from said first side at its free edge and said second side containing in said curved portion an opening opposite the first mentioned opening and receiving said roller.

2. A paper money holder in essentially one-piece clip form comprising a resilient sheet-like material doubled upon itself along a first edge to form sides having free edges resiliently spreadable to receive the money between them, a first of said sides containing a window opening substantially midway between its free edge and said first edge, bearings on the outer surface of the last mentioned side, and a roller journaled in said bearings for pivotal movement within said opening and engageable with and rotatable by money being inserted into or withdrawn from the holder, the second side of the holder having a portion curved inwardly toward the roller and extending across the holder, said second side being dcfiected outwardly from said first side at its free edge and said second side containing in said curved portion an opening opposite and larger than the first mentioned opening and receiving said roller.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 282,945 Bacon Aug. 14, 1883 719,462 Gysling Feb. 3, 1903 933,663 Pollock Sept. 7, 1909 1,088,142 Gardner Feb. 24, 1914 1,815,477 Lindquist July 21, 1931 1,849,020 Allison Mar. 8, 1932 1,857,488 Weeks May 10, 1932

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/545, D11/78.1, 24/564, 428/16, 24/488
International ClassificationA45C1/00, A45C1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06
European ClassificationA45C1/06