US 2892228 A
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June 30, 1959 E. J. PETERSON 2,892,228
BAND FOR HOLDING BANK NOTES AND SIMILAR PAPERS Filed Max ch 27, 1956' INVENTOR. ELLEN J. PETERSON.
United States Patent BAND FOR HOLDING BANK NOTES AND SIMILAR PAPERS Ellen J. Peterson, Worcester, Mass.
Application March 27, 1956, Serial No. 574,252
1 Claim. (CI. 24-17) This application is a continuation-in-part of my prior application Serial No. 354,766, filed May 13, 1953, and now abandoned.
This invention relates to a band to be used for holding a plurality of bank notes or similar papers or sheets in assembled relation.
It is customary to provide narrow paper bands for such purposes. These bands are supplied in normally flat and folded condition, and when so folded, the two layers of the band are not easily separated.
It is the general purpose of my invention to provide an improved band of uniform width throughout but of substantially sinuous outline and so constructed that it may be much more easily opened for use.
To accomplish this purpose, I provide each layer of each band with substantially sinuous edge portions projecting laterally and alternately from each edge of each layer of the band, and with the projecting portions in the two layers out of superposed alignment when the band is in normally hat and folded condition. By grasping the oppositely ofiset projecting portions in the two layers of the band, the layers are easily separated and the band is readily opened up to receive the bank notes or other items.
I also arrange the projecting portions and the recesses in the normally flat and folded band so that the projecting portions of each layer are out of superposed alignment, at least in part, with the projecting portions of the other layer. Each upper and laterally offset projecting edge portion is in superposed alignment, at least in part, with a recess in the underlying edge portion.
I also provide a band in which all parts are of substantially uniform width, so that the bands can be cut successively and without waste from a suitable paper tube.
My invention further relates to arrangements and combinations of parts which will be hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
A preferred form of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing a preferred form of my improved band in use;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the band; and
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the band.
In Fig. 3 the normally flat-folded band is shown partly opened for clearness.
Referring to Fig. 1, a band B is shown as holding a plurality of sheets S in assembled relation. These sheets S may be bank notes or other paper money or any other similar papers or sheets.
The band B comprises a continuous narrow loop of sheet material, commonly paper, and issupplied for use in normally flat and folded condition."
In the construction shown in Figs. 1 to 3, each band B. has projecting portions 10 and 10a at one edge thereof, and also has recessed portions 12 and 12a disposed between said projecting portions.
The relative position of the parts in the folded band is such that each projecting portion 10 or in one edge of one layer has a closely-associated recessed portion 12 or 12a in the same edge of the opposite layer of the band and in superposed alignment therewith, at least in partf The width of the band is maintained substantially constant, so that the bands can be cut successively and without waste from a tube of paper or similar material. The projecting portions are cut in superposed alignment but the layers of each band are thereafter offset and pressed or folded to a position where eachprojecting portion in the edge of one layer is in superposed alignment, at least in part, with a recessed portion in the same edge of the other layer. Each projecting portion in each layer is thus easily grasped to open up the band for use.
With this preferred construction, the opening up of a band for use is much facilitated and substantially less time is required. This saving of time is particularly important in banks where large numbers of such bands are used for holding bank notes or other paper money in desired packages.
A flexible band adapted for encircling and holding a. plurality of pieces of sheet material, said band comprising a continuous and relatively narrow closed loop having longitudinally spaced end portions and having spaced and longitudinally extending edge portions, one of said edge portions having spaced and longitudinally extending grooves formed therein and having alternately spaced and longitudinally-extending and laterally offset portions between said grooves, and the other of said edge portions having spaced and longitudinally extending and laterally oflset portions disposed opposite said grooves, said loop being adapted to be flat-folded so that an offset projecting portion on one of said edge portions will be in substantially vertical alignment with a corresponding offset projecting portion on the other edge portion, whereby said vertically aligned ofiset portions may be grasped to open the loop.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 210,439 Trautmann Dec. 3, 1878 513,211 Spurgin Jan. 23, 1894 748,482 Cohan Dec. 29, 1903 1,960,690 Blair May 29, 1934 FOREIGN PATENTS 13,110 Great Britain June 19, i