US 2844248 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 22, 1958 c. S. TlBERlo 2,844,248
` COIN DISPLAY HOLDER Filed Oct. 16, 1956 H Ww; 2/ 7/ 9 8 20 Carmen 5. 7' ber/'o A l INVENTOR.
BY www3/m6575215 United States Patent 2,844,248 coIN DISPLAY HOLDER Carmen S. Tiberio, Spartanburg, S. C. Application october 16, 1956, sean. No. 616,209v a j claims. (clQzns-ss) l The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in coin holders particularly for numismatists and has for one of its important objects to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a novel coin holder which permits coins to be readily viewed and examined without handling and consequently damaging same.
Another very important object of the invention is to provide a display holder of the character described which will completely seal and protect the coins from air and moisture, thus preserving said coins while permitting easy access thereto, when desired, without the use of a screwdriver or the like. o
Other objects of the invention are to provide a display-type coin holder of the aforementionedcharacter which will be comparatively simple in construction, durable, compact, of light Weight, attractive in appearance and which may Ibe manufactured at low cost.
These Atogether with other objects andv advantages which will become subsequently apparentreside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a coin display holde l constructed in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 2 is a view in horizontal section through the device, taken substantially on the line 2 2 `of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through one end portion of the device, taken substantially on the line 3 3 of Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a view in transverse section, taken substantially on the line 4--4 of Figure l;
Figure 5 is `a plan view, showing a modification; and
Figure 6 is a fragmentary view in transverse section, taken substantially on the line 6-6 of Figure 5.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, kit `will be seen thatreference character 7 designates generally `a substantially iiat, elongated, rectangular container of a suitable clear, transparent, chemically inert plastic. The container 7 includes a slightly internally enlarged open end portion 8 (see Figure 3) providing a grooved shoulder or abutment 9. The container 7 is closed at its other end,
as indicated at 10.
The container 7 is for the reception of ya removable slide 11 which also is preferably of a suitable clear, transparent,.chemically inert plastic. The slide 11 has .formed Nice ally secured between the ears 17, as at 19. The lever cam 18 is engageable with the outer end of the slide 11 for forcing same tightly vinto the container 7 in the manner shown to Vadvantage in Figure 2 of the drawing. The upper and lower walls. of the container, at the open end thereof, are recessed, as indicated at Z0, to provide access to the lever cam 18. Then, the end portion 13 of the slide 1'1 is grooved, as at 21, to facilitate gripping the free end portion of the lever cam 18.
It is thought that the use of the holder will' be readily apparent from a consideration ofthe foregoing. Briefly, the lever cam 18 is swung downwardly to the broken line position of Figure 2 of' the drawing to permit rel moval of the slide 11 from the container 7. The coins are inserted in the openings 12 and the slide 11 is returned to the container 7. The lever cam 18 is then swung upwardly to operative position for forcing the slide 11 tightly into the container 7 and compressing the ring or gasket 15 between the shoulders 9 and 14 for sealing said container against the entrance of air and moisture. The substantially channel-shaped lever cam 18 clips on the outer end portion 13 of the slide 11 and is thus frictionally secured in locking position.
In Figures 5 and 6 of the drawing there is shown a modification which permits coins to be displayed in series. Toward this end, there is provided a plurality of parallel containers 22 which are slidably and detachably connected in edge-abutting engagement through the medium of dovetail tongue and groove joints 23. Aside from the joints 23, the containers 22, etc., are substantially similar to the container 7.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles ofthe invention. Furthermore, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope longitudinally therein a series of circular openings 12 of progressively increasing diameter for the reception of coins of Various denominations and sizes. The slide 11 further includes an enlarged end portion or head 13 which is engageable in the end portion 8 of the containerl 7 and which provides a grooved shoulder 14. Mounted between the shoulders 9 and 14 is a sealing ring or gasket 15 of a suitable iiexible, chemically inert composition. v
Extending into the container 7 from the open end thereof is a groove 16 providing ears 17. A substantially channel-shaped lever cam 18'has one end portion pivotof the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A coin display holder of the character described comprising: a substantially flat, elongated container closed at one end and open at its other end, a removable slide insertible in the container through the open end thereof, said slide having coin receiving openings therein, opposed shoulders in the container and on the slide adjacent the open end of said container, a sealing element between said shoulders, and means for releasably securing the slide in the container, said means including a substantially channel-shaped lever yca m pivotally mounted on the container and engageable with one end portion of the slide for forcing same tightly into said container, said lever cam having means for the reception of said one end portion of said slide and for frictionally retaining said lever cam in operative latching position.
-2. A lcoin display holder of the character described comprising: an elongated container including an internally recessed open end portion providing a shoulder, a removable slide mounted in the container and having means for reception an-d removable retention of coins, said slide including an enlarged end portion engageable in said recessed open end portion and providing a shoulder in opposed relation to the first named shoulder, a sealing ring interposed between the opposed shoulders, and means for securing the slide in the container, said container and said slide being of transparent material,
v said means including a lever cam pivotally mounted on stantially channel-shaped for straddling said lenlarged end portion of said slide for frictionally retaining said lever cam in locking position.
3. A display-type holder and protector for coins, medals and the like comprising an elongated hollow transparent container having a receptacle portion opening through one end of saidy container and recessed to provide a stop shoulder, a slide telescopically and removably fitting in said receptacle portion, said slide having that end thereof which is cooperable with the open end of the receptacle increased in thickness and defining an enlarged rib-like finger-grip, the latter providing a stop shoulder, said linger-grip being normally seated and confined in saidrecessed end and the shoulder thereon being opposed to said first named shoulder, a sealing ring conned in said recessed end and interposed between `said shoulders, an intermediate portion of the outwardly disposed edge portion of said finger-grip having a finger accommodating notch, and a latch-forming lever having one end pivotally connected with said container and the other end portion free and normally bridging said notch and terminating at one end of the notch, said lever being channel-shaped in cross-section and having its web portion abutting said finger-grip and its lengthwise laterial flanges frictionally embracing and releasably gripping cooperating portions of said linger-grip.
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