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Publication numberUS2942723 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 28, 1960
Filing dateJun 11, 1957
Priority dateJun 11, 1957
Publication numberUS 2942723 A, US 2942723A, US-A-2942723, US2942723 A, US2942723A
InventorsLillian Shapery, Shapery Arthur W
Original AssigneeLillian Shapery, Shapery Arthur W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Self-totaling coin accounting and banking aid
US 2942723 A
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June 28, 1960 w, SHAPERY ETAL 2,942,723


Filed June 11, 1957, Ser. No. 664,9'38

3 Claims. (Cl. 206.84)

This invention relates generally to coin counting means and more particularly to a self-totaling coin banking aid, the article being designed primarily for use by customers of banks in making deposits and for coincident use by the banks themselves.

The primary objects of the invention is to accelerate and facilitate the accounting of coins, a particular instance where the devices are of inestimable value being in the accounting procedure in drive-in banks where the total of the deposit made by the customer must be arrived at with all possible speed. Obviously the device is advantageous for the same reason when used in ordinary overthe-counter banking transactions.

Another object of this invention, ancillary to the preceding object, is to provide a coin receiver which automatically totals the value of the coins'placed therein, the value being displayed clearly and definitely without any mathematical computation whatever.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a coin holder of a unique construction, the pockets for the coins being achieved by the use of simple sections of sheet material secured, by simple manufacturing techniques, to a backing strip, the backing strip and sections being constructed of paper or similar cheap sheet material so that the devices can be considered more or less expendable although it is conceived that a device can be used many times even when constructed of paper.

Another object of this invention is to incorporate totaling means with prior art devices in such manner that all the functions of these prior art devices are retained and new functions are added thereto.

With these objects definitely in view, along with other objects which will appear hereinafter as this description proceeds, this invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts and portions as will be hereinafter described in the specification, particularly pointed out in the appended claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is an isometric view of the complete device, with four fifty-cent coins inserted therein;

Figure 2 is an isometric view of a preformed pocket section such as those used in the fabrication of the device as illustrated in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is an isometric view, a modified form of pocket section, wherein the wing portions and lower marginal portion are provided with adhesive on the same side of the section, prior to the attachment to the backing strip, the wing portions being return folded and secured to the rear face of the backing strip;

Figure 4 is a second modified form of pocket section wherein the lower marginal portion is return folded rather than the wing portions and provided with adhesive on the side adjacent to the backing strip; and

Figure 5 is an isometric view of a third modified form wherein the lower marginal portion extends throughout the complete width of the pocket section.

Similar characters of reference indicate similar or identical elements and portions throughout the specification and throughout the different views in the drawing.

Patented June 28, 1960,


Referring now to the drawing in detail, the principal support member or backing strip 10 consists of an elongated rectangular strip of sheet material, ordinarily paper of reasonable stiffness, and what may be considered the upper end portion 12 of this backing strip will preferably be reserved for identification and/or advertising. A plurality of pockets, the number thereof being determined primarily by the denomination of the coins to be used therewith, are defined on one face of the backing strip by single sections 14 of sheet material which are adhesively or otherwise secured in overlapping, regularly spaced relationship. It will be understood that the sections 14 and backing strip will be differently dimensioned for each denomination of coin and it may be that the number of pockets will be increased, probably to twenty, for nickels, but the same principles of construction will still apply.

Each of the sections 14 has marginal portions 16, on

three edges thereof, provided with some meansfor securement to the backing strip and adjacent sections. In the form illustrated in Figures v1 and 2 adhmive 18 is provided on the marginal portions 16 and the sections. are adhered in overlapped, regulanly spaced relation to define the pockets 22, the major portion 20 of each sectionbeing preferably preformed by creasing at 24 for better definition of pocket form. In other words, the major portion 20 is p eformed so that it is in offset relation to the marginal portions 16. Crimping may be substituted for adhesives.

The spacing of the pockets and the effective pocket depth are critically related to the diameter of the coin 28 to be used with the device and the last pocket isdefined by a section 14 flush withthe corresponding end of the backing strip 12, unless advertising space is desired on this end of the backing strip also. Since the sections are regularly spaced, each pocket, except the last, or lowermost indicated in Figure 1, has only a portion 32 thereof exposed. On each exposed portion 32 there is provided value indicating summing means 34, which will ordinarily assume the form of simple printed figures such as the 2.00 on the uppermost exposed portion 32 in Figure 1. It will be obvious that each coin, after the first inserted coin, will cover a central corresponding exposed portion 32, the part whereon said indicia 3 4 is placed. For example, the second fifty-cent coin illustrated covers the .50 indicia, not shown, on the uppermost pocket illustrated. By way of further example, a fifth coin inserted in the device illustrated in Figure 1 will cover the 2.00" and indicate that the total value will then be two dollars and fifty cents rather than the two dollars represented as the present total sum value of the coins in the device as shown in Figure 1.

In the form illustrated in Figure 1 it will be evident that the sections will assume a stepped form as indicated at 36, the lateral or wing portions of the said marginal portions 16'being secured to like parts in preceding sections, except in the instance of the uppermost or first pocket. In

the form 40 illustrated in Figure 3 the wing portions 42 as first blanked from sheet material are return folded and secured to the rear face of the backing strip 12, as indicated at 46. The lower marginal portion 44 can be secured on the front face of the backing strip in this instance.

In the second modified form, illustrated in Figure 4 and indicated generally by the numeral 50, wing portions, provided with adhesive, are secured in the same manner as indicated in Figures 1 and 2 but the lower marginal portion is of lessened width and is return folded, upwardly, and provided with adhesive on the face thereof then disposed on the same side as the adhesive on the wing portions 52. The important feature of this form of section or pocket lies in the fact that the upper edge 56 of the return folded lower marginal portion 54 constitutes a stop for a coin inserted into a pocket thus coi 'Ihejwjing portions 62 are secured asabove described and the lowerma'r'ginal portion 64 extends the full width of the section'fi o. As mentioned in regard to the fornr50, the I upper edge6 of'the lower marginal portion 64 acts as a seat or stop for coins inserted into a pocket formed by the use of such .asection.

The operation of this invention will be clearly under stood fro'rn a mnsideration Of the foregoing description and the mechanical details'thereof taken in connection th'e'ahove recited objects, descriptionand drawing. It W1 be'dear that all these objects are all amply achieved and thiat'tlie device will materially accelerate and facilitate b. .i1 ,n8 QP rations and other analogous accounting and storage procedures. o o

It is' understood that minor variation from the form of the invention disclosed herein maybe made without departure irom the spirit and scope of the invention and that the specification and drawing are to be considered as. merely illustrative rather than limiting. For example,

, the-wing portions andlower marginal portions may be proportioned differently from those illustrated and may be. secured by any of several attaching techniques, one such technique which is particularly applicable being machine crimping of the pocket sections ontothe backing strip and onto underlying portions of other pocket sections; It is also proposed that thebacking strip and pocket sections may be constructed of material other than paper,

and that the indicating means or indicia 34 may be supplied by other means that printing.

What we do claim as our invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: V V 1. A self-totaling coin banking aid having the general nature of a package and comprising; a plurality of coins ing section and leaving a portion of the preceding pocket exposed; the width of each pocket being approximately equal to the diameter of thefcoins to be inserted therein; the depth of each pocket plus the corresponding dimension of said portion of the preceding pocket'being substantially equal to said diameter; and each said pocket comprising value indicating summing means critically related to thev position or the next adjacent pocken and I said indicating summing mcans constituting indicia representing the total value of one of said coins inserted in the corresponding pocket and identical coins inserted in the preceding pockets; said indicia, excepting that on the last pocket, being disposed substantially centrally of each said portion of thepreceding pocket and being hidden by coins in next succeeding pockets.

2. A self-totaling coin banking aid according to claim 1 wherein one of said sections of sheet material adjacent to' one end of said backing strip has marginal portions at three sides thereof secured to afront face of said backing strip; the remaining sections having marginal portions thereof secured to the preceding section; each of said sections having a major portion thereof, within said marginal portions preformed to extend forwardly in offset relation to the adjacent portion of the backing strip.

3. A self-totaling coin banking aid according to claim 1 wherein one of said sections or sheet material has marginal portions secured to 'one'fa'ce of said backing strip;

the remaining sections having marginal portions thereof or uniform diameter, a backing strip; a plurality of similar pockets for said coins, said pockets including a first pocket, a last pocket and intervening pockets and being defined by sections of sheet material having a portion of each section secured to said backing strip and spaced linearly' and regularly on said hacking strip in overlapping relation with eachsucceeding section alsosecured to the precedsecured to the preceding section; each of said sections having a major portion thereof said marginal portions in offset relation to the adjacent portion of the backing strip; certain of'said marginal portions being secured on said backing strip in return folded relationship.

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US4271220 *Sep 10, 1979Jun 2, 1981General Foods CorporationLaminated structure incorporating expandable pockets
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U.S. Classification206/.84, 40/124.2, 40/380
International ClassificationG07D9/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/004
European ClassificationG07D9/00C2