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May 27, 1958 E. s. OLTARZEWSKI COMBINED COIN COUNTING AND WRAPPING AND MEASURING DEVICE Filed May 4, 1956 rem? ' INVENTOR. EDWARD 5.0 umazewsm 4 1 4 f 5-." L. H 5 3 e y 1 o B P W? M Q 3 W W /B 6 H a q 4 H. v w 9 mm o Unite rates Patent Ofiice 2,836,019 Patented May 27, 1958 COMBINED COIN COUNTING AND WRAPPING AND MEASURING DEVICE Edward. S. Glfarzewski, Bayonne, N L Application May 4, 19-56, Serial No. 582,873
2 Claims. (CL 53-454)- This invention relates generally to measuring apparatus and the primary object of. invention ismost particularly concerned with apparatus incorporating; means for coin counting and wrapping as well. as means for making both angular and linear measurements.
A specific object of invention to provide in apparatus of the character involved apair of: juxta-positronable body members pivotally connected at. adjacent edge portions, said body members including on mating. surface port-ions cooperating semi-cylindrical blind bore portions defining a cylindrical. blind bore when the mating. surfaces. are juxtaposed for receiving coinstherein, as well as indicia means linearly disposed on the mating surface. port-ions adjacent the. semi-cylindrical blind bore portions. for measuring a predetermined quantity of coins of different denominations.
A further object of the invention in conformance with that set forth above is toprovide in apparatus of the character set forth inwhich the. semi-cylindrical blind bore. portions terminate in semirtruncated conical grooves opening into adjacent ends of the body members for defining, an outwardly opening funnel port-ion in communication with the blind bore portion for facilitating the insertion of coins in the device.
Another object of invention in conformance with those set forth above is to provide in. appara-ms of the character set forth indicia means along an outer edge portion of asurface portion of one of the body members for meas uring linear distances and including protractor means on the device for angular measurements wherein said protractor has a base portion disposed in right angular relationship to the aforementioned edge portion whereby a square is provided.
A further object of invention in conformance with those set forth above is to provide apparatus of the character set forth which is readily and economically manufactured, easily and efiiciently used, and highly practical and satisfactory for the purposes intended.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinnit-er described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the novel apparatus, showing in phantom lines the manner in which a coin wrapper is utilized therewith;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the novel apparatus in an alternate position, showing the interior of the mating body members thereof;
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken line 33 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a sectional view 4-4 of Figure 3; and
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on line 55 of Figure 3.
substantially on taken substantially on line Referring to the drawings, the novel measuring apparatus is indicated generally at 10 and comprises a substantially rectangularly conformed member 12 including juxta-positionable body members 14 and 16 which have suitably secured at the rear end portion 18 thereof, suitable hinge means 20-, the leaf portions 22 and 24 thereof being recessed in suitable portions on the end. portion 18 if so desired.
As most clearly seen in Figure 2 the body members 14 and 16 include inner mating surface portions 26 and 28, respectively, each of the mating surface portions having extending therethrough a semi-cylindrical blind bore portion 3d and 32, respectively, which respectively include .emi-circular end portions 34 and 36,,said semi-cylindrical blind bore portions cooperating when in juxtaposition as seen in Figure l define a longitudinally extending. blind bore portion 38 within the member 12.v The semicylindrical blind bore portions 30; and 32 each. terminating in an outwardly opening semi-conical truncated groove portions do and 42, respectively, which open toward the end portions 44 and 46 of the respective body members- 14 and 16, and which cooperate when disposed in the position seen in Figure 1 to form an. outwardly opening funnel, portion, facilitating the insertion of coins in the device.
The inner or mating surface portions 26 and 28 each include in linear alignment with the semircylindrical blind bore portions indicia scales. 46 and 48, and 50 and 52, which are graduated. to indicate: the number of coins. of various denominations which may constitute a. pre-- determined given amount of money. Thus observing Figure 2, it will be noted thatwhen utilizing the device to roll pennies the graduations; go up to fifty constituting the number of pennies generally placed in. a single roll, when rolling nickles there has. been indicated that forty niclcles would constitute a roll being formed, likewise when rolling dimes fifty dimes would constitute the number placed. in a single roll and when rolling quarters forty quarters would be incorporated in a single roll. It is, obvious that any of the intermediate graduations' may be utilized for the purpose of counting intermediate numbers of coins placed in the device.
The apparatus when being used? for forming rolls of coins held in the position shown in Figure l whereafter a given amount or number of coins is placed Within the blind bore portion 38 of the device, the body members being separated readily for the purpose of determining the correct count obtained, thereafter the coin wrapper is placed in overlying relationship to the coins when the device is in the position shown in Figure 2, it being noted that the printing side of the coin Wrapper faces upwardly at this time, then the body member 16 is again urged into the position shown in Figure l whereafter the apparatus is inverted so that the member 16 becomes the lowermost body member and then the wrapper together with the previously counted coins are slid longitudinally from the apparatus and manually rolled in a conventional manner.
Incorporated on the outer surface portion 54 of tr e body member 14, for example, adjacent the external linear edge 56 thereof is a linear measuring scale which permits the straight edge 56 of the apparatus to be used as a ruler.
Secured by means of suitable fastening elements 58 is a protractor member 60 which incorporates along a semi-circular edge portion thereof, designated 62, a conventional scale for making angular measurements. The base portion 65 of the protractor member is disposed at right angles to the linear edge 56 of the apparatus thus providing a square which may be used for various purposes. The side portion 66 of the protractor is in substantially planar alignment with the surface portion 54 i of the body member 14 and thus provides an abutment along the upper edge 68 of the mating surface portion 7 26 of the body member 14 for substantially positioning an edge'portion of the coin wrapper normal to the semicylindrical blind bore portion of thebody member'14.
1 The device may be constructed from any suitable ma- "terial such as 1 aluminum, plastic, etc. but it is to be, understood that linear measuring scales lmay 'be incorporatedon other portionsof the device, for example, along the lower edge .70 of the body'member 16 whereby the linearmeasuring scale may be doubled. I
Operation of the apparatus-as heretofore described is readily apparent, andthere has beendisclosed measuring apparatus which fully conformswith the objects'of invention heretofore set forth.-
V Various positional directional terms such as upper,
lower, etc. are utilized herein to have only a relative V connotation to aid in describing the device and it is not intended to require any particular orientation with respect to any external elements.-
The, foregoing is illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes w'ill readily occur to those skilled in the art,
it is not desired to limit the inventionto the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accord V ingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, fallingwithin the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed isi w a g 1. Measuring apparatus comprising an elongated rectangularly conformed member including a pairof juxtapositionable body members having an external rectangular configuration, hinge means extending between adjacent transverse end portions of the body members providing pivotally related juxta-positionable mating surface portions between said body members, each of said mating surface portions including longitudinally extending overlying semi-cylindrical blind bore portions defining a longitudinal blind bore opening into adjacent end portions ofthe body members opposite the hinge means when the body members are juxtaposed, coincounting indicia means linearly disposed on the mating surface portions of the body members in a linear alignment along the semicylindrical blind bore portion, one of said body members including an external straight edge portion opposite the mating surface portion thereof, linear scale means conmember along the straight edge portion, and a protractor member mounted on said one body member, said protractor member including an angular scale along a semicircular edge portion thereof, saidprotractor member including a linear base edge portion disposed at' right angles to the straight edgeportion of said one body member for providing a square on the apparatus.
2 Measuring apparatus comprising an elongated .rectangularly conformed member including a pair of juxtapositionable body members having an external rectangular configuration, hinge means extending between adjacent transverse end portions ofthe body members providing pivotally related juxta-positionable mating surface portions between said body members, each of said mating surface portions including longitudinally extending overlying semi-cylindrical bind bore portions defining a longitudinal-blind bore opening into'adjacent end portions 'of the body members opposite the hinge means when means contained on an outer surface portion of theone body member along the straight edge portion, and a protractor member mounted on said one body member, said protractorflmember' including an angular scale along a' semi-circular edge-portion thereof, said protractor member including a lin'ear base edge portion disposed at right angles to the-straight edge portion of said one body member for providing a square on the apparatus, said protractor including a surface portion disposed in planar alignment with the outer surface" portion of the one body member, saidsurface portion of the protractor being disposed normal to the mating surface portion of theone body member andcomprising an abutment portion engageable with, an edge portion of a coin wrapper inscrted between'the mating surface portions of the body members.
References Cited in the file of this patent l UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,736,478 Bernhardt Feb. 28, 1956 portion of the one body Bower Mar. 25,1930