Advertising device or coin-protector
US 411392 A
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B. W. PARKER. ADVERTISING O VIOE 0R OOIII PROTECTOR. NO. 411,392. Patented Sept. 17, 1889.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
EDWVIN \V. PARKER, OF IVALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE- HALF TO THE NONANTUM WVORSTED COMPANY, OF MASSACHUSETTS.
ADVERTISING DEVICE OR COIN-PROTECTOR.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 411,392, dated September 17, 1889.
Application filed March 27, 1889. Serial No. 304,949. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, EDWIN W. PARKER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of WValtham, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Advertising Devices or Coin-Protectors, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved advertising device and coin-protector, and it is carried out as follows, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, where Figure 1 represents a front elevation, Fig. 2 represents a cross-section, and Fig. 3 a rear view, of the invention. Figs. 4 and 5 represent each in front view and section modifications of the same.
Similar letters refer to similar parts wherever they occur on the different parts of the drawings.
In carrying out my invention Itake a metal coin of any desired denomination. (Shown at a in the drawings.) The said coin I inclose within a shield, protector, or cover I), preferably made of thin metal, as shown, although it may be made of other suitable material without departing from the essence of my invention. The shield or protector Z) has at its rear an inwardlybent narrow annular lip or flange I), closed upon the reverse side of the coin, so as to expose such side of the coin to view, as shown in Figs. 2, 3, 4, and 5, thus allowing the value or denomination of the inclosed coin to be readily ascertained. The
opposite side of the coin is wholly or partially covered by the shield portion I), forming a part of the protector. Such front part of the protector may preferably be made with a perforationb (shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 4,) which perforation may be of any suitable size or shape, and between such perforated front part of the protector and the coin may be i11- terposed a sample 0 of the goods or materials to be advertised, and a transparent diaphragm (Z, to protect the same, as shown in Fig. 2.
For certain kind of goods the said transparent diaphragm may be dispensed with, if so desired.
Instead of perforating the front portion '1)" of the shield or cover, it may be embossed, as shown at I) in Fig. 5.
The name of the goods or articles to be advertised or the name or address of the maker or seller or any other device may be stamped in raised, perforated, or sunken letters or fig ures, preferably on the front portion 1)" of the shield or protector, as shown at B in Figs. 1, 4, and 5.
It will be noticed that the coin is in no wise 6o changed, altered, or defaced. It is simply inclosed within a shield or envelope in such a manner that its value or denomination can readilybe ascertained, while at the same time the coin is protected from wear, mutilation, and abrasion, and the invention is therefore useful both as a coin-protector and advertising device, as may be desired.
As a coin-protector it is particularly useful for rare or antique coins of gold or silver, 7:: and it may to advantage be used as an advertising device for more common coins of baser metals, such as copper, nickel, &c.
\Vhat I wish to secure by Letters Patent and claim is- 1. An advertising device consisting of a coin a, a shield 19, bearing on its face letters indicating the goods advertised, formed with a central perforation b and an annular lip b, seated on the coin, and a sample of goods interposed between the coin and the perforated part of the shield, substantially as described.
2. An advertising device consisting of a coin a, a shield b, bearing on its face letters indicating the goods advertised, formed with a central perforation b and an annular lip b, seated on the coin, a transparent diaphragm (1, covering the perforation in the shield, and the sample a of goods interposed between the coin and the transparent diaphragm and visible therethrough, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name tothis specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, on this 25th day of March, 5 A. D. 1889.
EDWIN W. PARKER. Witnesses:
SELMA R. SCHELIN.