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Nov. 18, 1958 c. G. BALL 2,860,774
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United States Patent @ffice 2,860,774 Patented Nov. 18, 1958 COIN HOLDER FOLDER Cecil G. Ball, North Little Rock, Ark.
Application June 13, 1956, Serial No. 591,148
1 Claim. (Cl. 206-84) This invention relates to improvements in folders and more particularly to folders that are used to protect, store and display coins.
An object of the invention is to provide a folder that is constructed of a plurality of leaves that are hinged together in accordion pleats so that the leaves can be completely unfolded to display all the coins contained therein at one time.
The folder embodying the invention has a great advantage over a folder constructed in book form, in that such a folder will display only two leaves at one time, while the present invention will display all coins at one time.
An object of the invention is to provide a folder in which the leaves are provided with a plurality of pockets that are adapted to receive coins and a clear plastic slide is also provided to cover the pockets to retain the coins therein. 9
The pockets can be of a size to accommodate coins of any size, foreign or domestic.
With the above and other objects and advantages in View, the invention consists of the novel details of construction, arrangement and combination of parts more fully hereinafter described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a folder embodying the invention in partly unfolded position;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the folder;
Fig. 4 is a rear edge View of the folder in folded position;
Fig. 5 is a front edge view of the folder in folded position;
Fig. 6 is a top plan view of the folder in folded position;
Fig. 7 is a plan view of the folder in unfolded position;
Fig. 8 is a sectional view on the line 88 of Fig. 7;
Fig. 9 is an enlarged detailed fragmentary sectional View of one of the pockets for receiving coins and the plastic slide for retaining the coins in the pocket; and
Fig. 10 is a sectional view on the line 10-10 of Fig. 7.
Referring more in detail to the drawings, wherein like parts are designated by like reference numerals, the reference numeral 10 is used to generally designate a coin folder embodying the invention.
The coin folder 10 comprises a plurality of leaves 11, 12, 13 and 14 and since the leaves are a duplicate in structure of each other, it is believed that a description of one of the leaves will suflice for the entire group. While only four leaves are shown for the purpose of illustration, the number of leaves may be increased or decreased, depending upon the number of coins constituting a particular collection.
Each of the leaves 11, 12, 13 and 14 comprises a stilf heavy cardboard main portion 15. One surface of the portion, usually the outer surface, may be decorated in any approved manner or the particular coins included in the collection in the coin folder 10 may be properly designated.
As shown more particularly in Figs. 7 and 9, two parallel rows of equally spaced circular coin pockets 16 are provided in each main portion 15. An' elongated recess 17, slightly wider than the circumference of the pockets 16, extends longitudinally of each main portion 15 in superposed relation to the pockets 16.
A facing sheet or strip 18 of the same size as the main portion 15 is fixed to the opposite or inner surface of the portion 15, by some suitable adhesive or the like. The strip 18 has openings 19 therein of the same size as the pockets 16 and the openings 19 and pockets 16 are in alinement with each other.
A plastic strip 20 is inserted into each of the recesses 17 and being of a larger size, the strip 20 will completely cover the pockets 16 as well as the openings 19.
Thus, when a coin is positioned in the pocket 16, the strip 20 will retain the coin in the pocket 16, yet by reason of its transparency permit a view of the coin as it is nested in the pocket 16.
Viewing Figs. 4 and 5, it will be noted that the recesses 17 are open at the opposite ends of the portion 15 to permit the insertion of the strips 20.
The leaves 11 and 12 are joined at their opposite ends by a hinge strip 21 secured to the surface of the facing strips 18, as shown in Fig. 7. Similar hinge strips 22 and 23 join leaves 12 and 13, respectively and 13 and 14, respectively, making an accordion pleated assembly.
Hinge strips 24, 25 and 26 are secured to the opposite or outer surface of the leaves 11, 12, 13 and 14, respectively, in alinement with the hinge strips 21, 22 and 23, respectively. The hinge strips are flexible, but the ends of the portion 15 permit the folding of the leaves 11, 12, 13 and 14 in only one direction so that the facing sheets 18 are all inclosed within the leaves 11, 12, 13 and 14 when they are in folded position.
The pocket 16 may be varied in various folders as to size, but it is believed that the variations in size of the pocket will fall within the spirit of the present invention.
The coin folder 10 permits a complete display of the contents thereof, Fig. 7. The pocket 16 receives the various coins and the strips 18 retain the coins in the pockets.
It is believed that from the foregoing description the structure and use of the coin folder will be apparent to those skilled in the art and it is to be understood that changes in the minor details of construction, arrangement and combination of parts may be resorted to provided they fall within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
A coin folder comprising a plurality of leaves of appreciable thickness, means joining the adjoining ends of said leaves to provide an accordion pleat, means in each leaf to receive a coin and means to retain the coin in said receiving means, said means of joining said leaves comprising a flexible hinge strip secured to only the adjoining edge portions of one face of a pair of adjacent leaves, a second flexible hinge strip secured to the adjoining edge portions and adjoining ends of the opposite face of said pair of adjacent leaves, said arrangement of hinge strips being reversed at each successive juncture of said leaves.
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