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Publication numberUS463256 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1891
Filing dateFeb 24, 1891
Publication numberUS 463256 A, US 463256A, US-A-463256, US463256 A, US463256A
InventorsEdgar Side
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin holder
US 463256 A
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(No Model.)

E. SIDE. 'GOIN HGLDER.`

Not 463,256. Patented Nov. 17,1891.

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EDGAR SIDE, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO EDVIN'M. GOLDSMITH, OF SAME PLACE.

COIN-HOLDER.

SFECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 463,256, dated November 17, 1891. Application iiled February 24,1891. Serial No. 382.38l. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EDGAR SIDE, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city and county of Philadelphia,in the State of Penn- Sylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coin-Holders, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part hereof, in

ro which similar numerals ofreference desig- `nate like or equivalent parts wherever found throughout the several views.

My invention relates to that class of coinholders or money-boXes from which the money is automatically removed when theholder or box is full. Y

In the drawings, Figure l represents a front elevation; Fig. 2, a central vertical section when partially filled; Fig. 3, a central vertical zo section after the same has been filled and partially emptied, and Fig. 4 a central vertical section of a modified form of the construction shown in Figs. 2 and 3.

Referring` to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a tube of any preferred material, havinga top 2 and bottom 3 formed integral therewith or firmly attached thereto in any desired manner. This tube 1 is provided at the top thereof with a slot4 for the admission of the coins, and the top 2 of the sameis con caved or depressed inwardly inthe center thereof, as shown, to a point belowthe bottom of the slot 4, for the purpose of preventing the coins from being taken out through the slot 4 after being once inserted, as here inafter more particularly described. lVithin the tube l is placed a spiral spring 5, provided at its upper end with a flat plate or follower 6, and this spring is of sufficient length and tension to keep the said follower pressed against the top 2 of tlietube l when the bank is empty. To the under side of the follower G is attached in any desired manner a downwardly-projecting rod or wirel 7, provided at its lower end with a hook S. Vithin the tube l, near the bottom thereof and surrounding the spring 5, is also placed a sleeve or ring 9 of barely sufficient exterior diameter to slide easily up and down within the same, and this sleeve is attached to the spring 5 by means of a double-pronged rivet 10 or in any other desired manner at such a height thereon that this sleeve 9 will normally cover and close a second slot 11 in the tube 1 near the bottom thereof. The bottom 3 has formed therein a 55 hole l2 of sufficient size to allow of the passage therethrough of thehook 8 on the rod '7, and in order to facilitate such passage this hole 12 is preferably provided with an inwardlyextending flaring flange 13 of much 6o larger interior than exterior diameter; or when the bottom is of sufcient thickness the hole 12 therein may merely be formed larger interiorly than exteriorly in the same manner. The slots 4 and 11 are intended to 65 be of just such dimensions as to admit the coin which the box is intended to hold. To illustrate, if the holder is intended for dimes these slots will be of just such size as to admit a dime or silver ten-cent piece, and the 7o inside diameter of the tube l will also be substantially the same or slightly greater than that of said coin. The holder isintended for coins of but one denomination only, and if it is required for nickels, quarters, half-dollars, or dollars the dimensions of the slots 4 and ll and tube 1 should correspond to the dimensions of such coin. It is evident, however, that coins the dimensions of which do not greatly differ-such as pennies, dimes, 8o and nickels-if the device is properly constructed, may be put into the same holder. Extending down one side of the tube l is a line of small holes 14 punched or drilled through the metal ofwhich the tube is made, 8 5 through which the coins placed therein may be seen, and alongside of these holes .are placed numbers, as shown in Fig. 1, which constitute a scale by which the sum of the coins in the holder may be lascertained at a 9o glance. Hitherto in this class of banks it has been the custom to have the tube provided with a longitudinal slot in the same position as the line of holes shown in my improvement, through which projects a pointer attached to the follower or through which the coins could be seen; but such slot has been found objectionable, inasmuch as when the same was used the holder could be opened at any time by inserting some sharp-pointed inroo strument into the same and depressing the follower until the holder opened, and by the use of the small holes, as shown in my device, it will be seen that this cannot be done, and that the holder is therefore one which it is almost utterly impossible to open until the requisite number of coins have been placed therein.

The operation of my improved coin-holder is as follows: The holder being empty and the follower 6 at the top thereof, coins are inserted one by one through the slot 4, and by reason of the center of the concave top 2 being below the bottom of this slot 4, as soon as fthe outer edges of the coins pass beyond the lower edge of the slot the pressure of the spring against the follower forces them into a level position against the point of the concavity in the top, and thus brings the outer edge of the coin below the bottom of the slot in such manner that it is impossible to take the coins out of the holder through this slot 4, while at the same time a space is left,as shown', above the outer edgev of the coin and the top of the slot for the insertion of the succeeding coin. Coins being thus inserted one by one, the follower 6 and sleeve 9 are gradually depressed until the hook S on the rod 7 passes through the hole 12 in the bottom 3, and, springing back as soon as the point of the hook has passed through such hole, catches upon the side thereof, as shown in Fig. 3, in such manner as to lock and secure the follower`from being-forced to the top of the tube 1 by the spring 5 `until the hook has been released from its engagement with the bottom 3. The follower 6 as it descends carries with it the sleeve 9, until when the hook 8 at last catches on the sideV of the vhole 12 the top of the follower itself is below the slot 11, as shown in Fig. 3, and the same is consequently uncovered, and the coins can easily be shaken out through said slot 11, as shown in Fig. 3, until the holder is emptied, after which, the hook S being released, the spring 5 will force the follower 6 to the top of the tube 1 and the sleeve 9 upward therein sufficiently to cover the slot 11, when the holder will again be ready for the insertion of coins, as hereinbefore described, and this operation may be repeated indefinitely.

The modifiedform of construction shown in Fig. 4 only differs from that shown in Figs. 1 and 3 in providing the sleeve 9 with acover 14, provided with a hole 15 for the passage of the hooked rod 7, and in dividing the spring 5 into two parts, one above and one below the sleeve 9, and the operation of-this modified form of myinvention is similar to that of the form shown in Figs. 1 and 8, and hereinbefore particularly described, as when coins are inserted through the slot 4 the follower 6 is forced down, carrying with it the hooked rod 7 until the same passes through the hole 15 in the top 14 of the sleeve 9, and also through the hole 12 in the bottom 3, and the hook S thereon catches upon the side of such hole 12 and holds the follower 12 and sleeve 9 depressed, so as to uncover the slot 11 in the same manner as described with relation to Figs. 1, 2, and 3, and it is evident that many modifications in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the parts of my improved coin-holder other than those described herein may be made without departing from the scope of my invention.

Having now fully described my invention, its construction and operation, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. In a coin-holder, the combination, with a tube closed at the top and bottom and provided with a slot near one end for the insertion and one-near the other for the delivery of coins, of 'a springlocated therein` afollower carried by the spring and adapted to be depressed by the insertion of coins, a sleeve normally covering the delivery-slot, but adapted to be forced down by the followerso as to uncover the same, and mechanism whereby the follower is. automaticallylocked and held in a depressed position by the insertion of the last coin when the holder is full, substantially as shown and described.

2. In acoin-holder, the combination, with a tube closed at the top andbottom and provided with a slot near one end forthefinsertion and one near the other for the delivery of coins, of a spring located'therein, a follower carried thereby and adapted to be depressed by the insertion of coins, and mechanism whereby the follower will be locked in a depressed position below the delivery-slot by the insertion of the last coin when the holder is full, substantially as shown and described.

3. n a coin-holder, the combination, with a tube closed at the top and bottom and provided with a slot near the top for'the insertion and one near the bottom for the delivery of coins, the bottom being provided with a hole, as 12', of a spring located within the tube, a follower carried -by the spring `and adapted to be depressed by the insertion of coins, and a hooked rod, as 7, secured to the follower and adapted to pass through the hole 12 in the bottom and lock the rsarne lina .depressed position upon theinsertion of thelast coin when the holder is full, substantially as shown and described.

4. In a coin-holder, the combination, with a'tube closed at the top and bottom and provided with a slot near the top for the insertion and one near the bottom for the delivery of coins, the vbottom being also provided with a hole, as 12, of a spring located in the tube, a follower provided with a hooked rod, as 7, which is adapted to pass through the hole 12, and a sleeve, as 9, normally covering the delivery-slot, but adapted to be forced down by the follower so as to uncover the same, the arrangement being such that the follower .will be forced below the delivery-slot and locked in that position by the catching of the hook 8 upon the sides of the hole l2 upon the insertion of the last coin when the holder is full, substantially as shown and described.

5. YIn a coin-holder, the combination, with IOC a tube having a slot near one end for the insertion and one near the other for the delivery of coins, of a concave top, as 2, a bottom, as 3, a spiral spring located Within the tube, a follower carried by the spring', and mechanism whereby the follower Will be locked in a depressed position below the delivery-slot by the insertion of the last coin when the holder is full, substantially as shown and deupon the insertion of the last coin when the holder is full, substantially as shown and described.

7. A coin-holder consisting of atube closed at `both ends, having a slot near one end for the insertion of coins and a slot or opening in the side near the other for the delivery thereof, a spring-supported followeradapted to be depressed by the insertion of the coins,

and means fordischarging the coins through the delivery-s1ot When a predetermined number have been inserted, substantially as shown and described.

Signed at the city and county of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, this 20th day of February, A. D. 1891.

EDGAR SIDE. Witnesses:

J. POWELL ATKINSON, EMILE REIZENSTEIN.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/12, Y10S206/817