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Publication numberUS2796068 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1957
Filing dateJun 10, 1955
Priority dateJun 10, 1955
Publication numberUS 2796068 A, US 2796068A, US-A-2796068, US2796068 A, US2796068A
InventorsJames Healy
Original AssigneeJames Healy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined pipe and coin holder
US 2796068 A
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.June 18, 1957 Filed June 10, 1955 aj azr 2 6 m o 1 my 44 L l/dlr/ /du/ly m w mm n n "m m x I f I H W niteoi rates This invention relates to a combined pipe and coin holder, although, if desired, it may be used exclusively for one of said purposes.

Thus one of the objects of this invention is to provide a compact pipe and coin holder with flexible, horizontal and partially separated fingers that will easily embrace and securely hold pipe bowls and pipe stems of various shapes, as well as coins of all sizes.

Thus slits between the partially separated fingers will create secure and convenient repositories for coins when the holder is placed on the glove compartment or instrument panel or cars, ready for the paying of tolls.

In this connection it may however be noted that although the said fingers are flexible, they may at the same time be of such a thickness as to impart a secure bite when coins are inserted into the slits.

Another object of my invention is to arrange a magnet in the bottom of said holder, so that the added weight and gravity of the holder will reduce the possibility of the holder tipping over, and at the same time act as an adhesive agent when the holder is placed on a ferrous metal surface.

The said holder may be carried in the pocket of a clothing with the pipe inverted against the inside bottom of the holder base, so as to prevent hot ashes from escaping from the pipe bowl.

The finger tips are beveled or rounded from top to bottom of the holder to permit an easy insertion and withdrawal of pipe bowls and stems of various shapes and sizes.

With the above and other objects in view, this invention consists of the novel features of construction, combina tion and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification, and in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all views, and in which:

Figure 1 is aperspective view of my device.

Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the same.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view of my device.

Figure 4 is a side elevational view of my device with a pipe inserted therein; while Figure 5 is a section taken on the line 55 in Figure 1.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral indicates my pipe and coin holder, which is formed with an upper slightly rounded edge 11 for the easy insertion of a pipe bowl therein.

The holder proper has a plurality of horizontally separated and flexible fingers 12. The fingers 12 are separated by a frontal cut-away portion 23, and each finger is slightly rounded at its end, as shown for instance at atent O F Fatented June 18, 1957 27 in Figure 2, in order to facilitate an easy up and downward movement of a pipe.

The numerous fingers acting together or independently will securely hold odd shaped pipe bowls and stems. If desired the fingers may be slightly tapered in length from top to bottom of the holder, as shown at 25 and 26, that is, the fingers may increase in length downwardly, to insure an easy insertion of a pipe bowl.

While the said fingers are flexible they are nevertheless of a sufiicient thickness to securely hold a number of coins 14 of different sizes, which, as hereinbefore set forth, may be inserted in the slits 13 between the fingers 12, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 4 shows a pipe 15 placed in the holder 10. The said holder is attached to a base 17 with its rear portion 16, as the lowermost finger 12 is partly separated from said base as at 13 in a manner like one finger from another.

Figure 5 shows a section 55 of one side of the pipe holder to illustrate how the fingers 12 are rounded off on the top and bottom to assure an easy insertion and extraction of the pipe 15.

A magnet 18 is embedded in the base 17, which may be made of material similar to the holder proper and is non-skidable; the said magnet serves the purposes hereinbefore set forth.

It is obvious that changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the several parts, as shown, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I do not, therefore, wish to limit myself to the exact construction shown and described herein.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

1. A combined pipe and coin holder comprising a round wall of flexible material secured to a base, said wall having a cut-away portion at its front, the wall being formed with longitudinal slits on each side of said cutaway portion and extending only to about one fourth of its circumference on each side, whereby to form fingers, the edge at the top of said wall being inwardly curved, and the ends of the fingers being rounded at their top and bottom and inward curved, said wall being secured to the base by its rear portion at the end of the slits.

2. A combined pipe and coin holder comprising a substantially annular wall secured to a base, a magnet arranged substantially at the center within said base, said wall having a cut-away portion at its front, the wall being formed with horizontal slits on each side of said cutaway portion extending only to about one fourth of its circumference on each side, whereby to form flexible fingers, the edge at the top of said Wall being inwardly curved, and the ends of the fingers being rounded at their top and bottom and inwardly curved, the fingers being slightly tapered inwardly from the top of the opening to the bottom thereof, said wall being secured to the base by its rear portion at the end of the slits.

References Qited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS D. 110,885 Springer Aug. 16, 1938 1,163,866 Sexton Dec. 14, 1915 1,392,409 Fullenwider Oct. 4, 1921 2,288,443 Felton June 30, 1942 2,506,600 Kassovic May 9, 1950 2,578,134 Headrick Dec. 11, 1951

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U.S. Classification248/206.5, 206/244, 206/.81, 131/260, 211/70.3, 224/483, 211/1, 206/81, 211/41.1
International ClassificationG07D9/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/002
European ClassificationG07D9/00C