|Publication number||US685526 A|
|Publication date||Oct 29, 1901|
|Filing date||Sep 25, 1899|
|Priority date||Sep 25, 1899|
|Publication number||US 685526 A, US 685526A, US-A-685526, US685526 A, US685526A|
|Inventors||George R Perry|
|Original Assignee||George R Perry|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented Oct. 29, |90I.
a. n. Pagny. DISK 0R COIN HOLDER.
(Application led Sept. 25, 1899.3
Rvwssma Nrrnn STATES GEORGE R. PERRY, OF BROOKLYN, YORK.
DISK OR COIN HOLDER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 685,526, dated October 29, 1901.
Application filed September 25, 1899. Serial No. 731,536. (No modelJ T0 aZZ whom, t may concern:
Be it known thatI, GEORGE R. PERRY, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of New York,borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have'invented certain new and useful Improvements in Disk or Coin Holders, of which the following is a specification suiiicient to enable others skilled in the art to which the invention appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to means for framing, suspending, or connecting coins, medals, and other similar disks which it would be undesirable or unlawful to perforateor otherwise mutilate or deface.
The invention consists in certain special features of construction hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
VIn the accompanying drawings, Figure lis an elevation ofthe holder without the disk or coin; Fig. 2, a section showing the coin or disk inserted, but not yet secured in place.
Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the coin or disk secured in position. Fig. 4 is an elevation of a coin or disk to which my holder has been applied; Fig. 5, a similar View to Fig. 4, showinga modified form of holder; Fig. 6, an edge View of the holder shown in Fig. 5; Fig. 7, a view of two holders connected together; Figs. 8 and 9, views showing other modifications in structure of the holder. Fig. 10 is a view showing two holders joined bya chain-link. Fig. ll is a viewillustrating diagrammatically the tightening of the band upon a coin or disk.
C represents a coin, medal, or any other disk which it is desired to use as a pendant, part of a chain, a bangle, charm, or similar device for ornamentation or use.
B is a band, preferably though not necessarily of metal,` adapted to encircle the coin or disk peripherally. This peripheral band B is formed with lateral flanges or projections b b', adapted to act as retaining-shoulders to confine the coin or disk against lateral displacement. In Figs. l to 7 and lO and 11 these lateral projections are in the form of annular flanges, while in Figs. 8 and 9 an equivalent structure is shown,- in which the shoulders are made in the form of lateral spurs b4 b5, projecting from the peripheral band B2, said spurs being bent inward to confine the coin or disk and performing the saine function as the corresponding flanges b b' in the other figures. It is obvious in this connection that the essential feature consists in forming the peripheral band with lateral projections, which may be bent inward over the edge Vof the coin or disk after it has been placed within the band. Thus in Fig. l the 4band B is shown with one flange b bent inward to receive and support the coin. Fig. 2 shows the same with the coin or disk C inserted Within the rim and against the flange b,
while Fig. 3 shows the other fiange b as hav-v ing been turned over upon the edge ofthe coin or disk to lock it securely in position.
The same result maybe attained by the spurs b4 b5 in Figs. 8 and 9.
The peripheral band B is preferably made to vextend nearly but not completely around the circumference of the coin or disk, the
ends b2 b3 being united by a loop L, which answers the double function of an`, eye or link by which the coin or disk may be connected to another object, and of a take-up or tightening device by which the band may be firmly compressed against the periphery of the coin or disk. This latter result is ac complished by compressing or forcing the sides of the link inward toward each other as far as the coin or disk will permit-that is to say, the slack is taken up and the band tight ened around the periphery'of the coin or disk by pinching the sides of the link toL ward each other. This operation is indi= cated symbolically in Fig. ll, in which the jaws of a pair of pincers are indicated as used for the purpose, although it is obvious that other mechanical eXpedients may be ein ployed with like result. I
' Another feature of my special construction consists in forming the ringwith one or more open eyes or hooks E, by which it may be coupled to the link L of another holder, as indicated in Fig. 7, the end ebeing bent over to close the eye after a link L and hook vE have been coupled together, or the band B may be formed with two compressible links L, as in Fig. 9, and the bands connected by ordinary or split-ring links R, as in Fig. l0.
My band or holder is designed as an article of manufacture which may be readily and conveniently applied to coins or disks of a IOO given size, the operation of turning the retaining-shoulders being comparatively siinple and easy and requiring no special tools or appliances.
The device is especially adapted for use in connection with coins, which may not lawfully be perforated or otherwise mutilated or defaced, but which are much desired for use as watch charms, pendants, bangles, tbc. The holder being made in sizes to correspond with the diierent denominations of coin, the latter can be so utilized Whenever desired Without the aid of a jeweler or skilled Worklnan.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. A disk or coin holder consisting of an annular band tile opposed ends of which do not meet under normal conditions, adapted to tit the disk or coin peripherally for the greater portion of its circumference and formed with laterally-projecting shoulders for confining both sides of the disk or coin, said band being also formed with a loop connecting its adjoining ends, which loop is capable of compression for the purpose of tightening the band upon the periphery of the disk or coin and is also adapted for use as a means of connecting the device with other objects, substantially in the manner and for the purpose described.
2. A disk or coin holder consisting of an annular band the opposed ends of which do not meet under normal conditions, adapted to fit the disk or coin peripherally for the greater portion of its circumference and formed With laterally-projecting shoulders for confining both sides of the disk or coin, said band being also form ed with a compressible loop connecting the adjoining ends of the band, and with a compressible hook for connecting the device to other objects, substantially in the manner and for the purpose described.
GEORGE R. PERRY.
D. W. GARDNER, GEO. WM. MIATT.
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