US 888539 A
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PAi'ENTED MAY 26, 1908.
R. N. SIMPSON. TOKEN HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 5, 1907.
Wz' in eases:
ROLAND N. SIMPSON, OF (.HIUAGO,
Spocification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 726, 1908.
Application filed July 5, 1267. Serial No. 382,205.
Jo oZZ whom it in (1 1, concern Bo llknown that l, lloinxuo l\'. Simpson, a
citizen of tho United Slates, and resident of '(Jlncngo, 1n the county of Cook mid State o'l Illinois have invcntcd certain now and useful impro'voiuonts in Token lloldcrs, of which the following is a lull, clan, and exact specification.
My invention is concerned with a novel holder for slugs or coins, and is especially do signcd for use in connection with to cphoncs which payment is nmdc for ouch call us it is made, so that users can always keep a supply of slugs or coins handy, and where they can be readily rcniovcd onev at a timc as needed for use.
To illustrate my invention, is annex heroic a shoot of drawings, in which the some refer-- once characters arc used to' dosignatc idonticsl parts in all the figures, of Wl'1icli,---
lfiguro l. is s pcrstlectivc view oi" tho apporotus, shaming it PztS secured to tLWWill and portly illlled. with slugs; Fig. .2 is a top plan View; Fig. is a bottom plan VlBW; Fig. 4 is a side elevation; and a front clovattion.
111 its csscntial ii-ntturcs, my ill'velll iol'l connrises an elongated body portion which is adapted to hold it column oi coins tightly enough so as to prcvont any lateral displacement, while not resisting materially tho dcscont oi tho pile as the lowermost coin from time to time extracted. This holdcr must provided. with a recess in its lowor just s .llioiontsize so that a singlc preferably the lovlormost, can he soizcd sno witl'nh'awn from beneath the column whom. one is needed. The holder must, of course, he provided with suitable means for holding it in a substantially verticalposition, so that tho coins csn descend in the holder and be held in proper position relative to tho by their weight.
1 preferably make. the holder of a slioloton construct-ion, and of wirc, und in the prolerrod form illustrotsd, l have shown it as made up from a single \i'ii'c by bending it, as will be described.
' s will be rczdily spporcnt, at the u ipci' and is on eye a, bout out of tho end ol tho wiro- Tho loop 5 is next l'orinml, and, will loo soon, is olisct su'llicicntl so that thrcyc and the :ick o: tho loop can Post directly against tho wall c, to which the holdcr is shown assccurod by coin,
l l l l p l the eyes. Bcnooth thc loop b is the siroiuhl portion or rod (1, which cxtcnds to tho bottom of the holder, and is tllcn turucd :ll right angles with tho coils e tp'istcd thcrcin about the cooperating coils to ill doscrillcd. l rom tho coils c, it is turncd to tho loll in tho horizontal portion f, at tho und of "which lhc curve 9, the interior of which forms onc ol' the recesses permitting lhc \i'itlulruu'ul oi tho lowermost coin. From tho curvc g, lllc wirc extends vertically upward, forming tho straight portion or rod ll, :uul at tho uppcr 0nd of this rod, it is turned illl( lhc llori zontul curvcd portion i loading to thc oll'sct j about which tllc loop I) is lurncd This oi'l'set provided in oi'dcr that lhcg'cucral outline of tho top portion may ho suhsluntiolly circular, so that tho coins can he slippcd in the top without any trouhlc. l rom tho ollset portion j, tho wirc is conlinuod h; a
horizontal curvcd porlion l, c:lrrca-apomling to the portion i, and at tho cud ol this tho wire is turned down to form llu- \ci'licsl portion or rod Z, which termiuulcs in l'lic curvc m, which is similar to tho curvc g and has 'lhc sonic objoct of forming tho rcccss on its in- 'i'crior sido so that the lowcrmosl coin or slug n can ho drawn from thc bottom on account of those rcccsscs, \vllilc uol pcrmitting tho lateral displuccmcnt ol' the coins shove tho one being WlllHll'tHVll. From tlic curve the wirc is turncd into lhc horizontal portion 0, similar to tho portionf, and from here it is turncd backward and lllrcoils p l'ormcd, which are intcrcoilod with tho coils a, so as to securely lock tllc parts logctl'icr at the bottom.
it will he notcd that tho coils c and 2) are oil'sct' sulliciontly so that their uppcr surface is on tho sumo horizonlal plztno HS the upper surfaces of the portion 0, thus forming o sol)- tantiully T-shupcd liorilconlul support for the column of. coins. From the coil ,1) the Wine is oxtondod to tho rcu-r and turned down to form thoeyo (1, which is proloruhly in the some planc as the eye (1 so that. ii tho appstus is scoured to a \crtichl wall, the column of coins will stand vertically. 'lho holder is socurod in place to tho wall by any suitable means, such as tho scrcws r and s passed through the eyes 11/ and (1 into the wall c.
The operation of tho opp: otus will he readily understood. 'lliocoluinii of coins is placed in tho holdr from the top, and, if doscrcws passing through sired, the holder may be ol' the propcr lcngth to hold a definite number or value of coins, say, for instance, twenty five-cen't coins, and by keeping track of the number of times the holder is emptied, the number of calls made may be kept track of, which is a convenience where it is used in connection with a telephone where at least a certain number of calls must be made monthly, and where in the normal use of the phone the number is apt to be less than therequired minimum. To facilitate ascertaining the contents of the holder at any time, I mark the graduations on one of the rods 72 Z or (Z, as indicated on the rod it in Fig. 1.
While I have shown and described my invention as embodied in the form which I at present consider best adapted to carry out its purposes, it will be understood that it is capable of 1nodifications,-and that I do not desire to be limited in the interpretation of the following claims except as may be necessitated by the state of the prior art.
am aware of the customary changemaker constructions, and do not claim the same as my invention, but
What I do claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:
1. As a new and useful article of manufacture, a skeleton holder for disks, comprising an elongated body portionadapted to hold the disks in a column, and made up of a pluralityi of rods suitably connected to hold the disks in a single column, one or more of the rods being shaped at the bottom of the holder to form a recess-from which a single disk may be withdrawn by grasping the same.
2. As a new and useful article of manufacture, a skeletonholder for disks, comprising i an elongated body portion adapted to 1101 the disks in a column and made up of three or more parallel rods suitably connected, one or more said rods being shaped at the bottom of the holder toform a recess from which a single disk may be withdrawn by grasping the same.
3. As a new and useful article of manufacture, a skeleton holder for disks, comprisin an elongated body portion adapted to hold the disks in a or more parallel rods suitably connected, one l or more said rods being shaped at the bot tom of the holder to form a recess from which a single disk may bewithdrawn by grasping the same, said holder being proassess vided with means curing it in'a substantially vertical position.
attached thereto for se 4. As a new and useful article of manufac 5. As a new and useful article of manufacture, a holder for disks, comprising an elongated body disks in a co umn, said holder being constructed' of a sin 1e wire bent and twisted to form three arallel rods joined at the top by a horizonta portion and at the bottom by a substantially T-shaped horizontal con. m tion, two of said rods being provided with the .curves forming recesses to permit the withdrawal of a single disk by gras ing the same.
6. As a new and useful artic e of manufacture, a holder for disks, comprising an el ngated body ortion ada ted to hold the disks in a co umn, said liolder being constructed of a sin le wire bent and twisted to form three arallel rods joined at the to by a horizonta portion and at the bottom b a substantially T-shaped horizontal connec tion, two of said rods beingprovided with the curves forming recesses to permit the withdrawal of a single disk by gras ing the same, and eyes formed upon the en s of the wire at the top and bottom of the holder.
7. As a new and useful article of manufacture, 'a holder made from a single wire and comprising'the eye a, the coil 1), the rod d, the coil e, the horizontal ortion f, the curve 9, the rod h, the curve horizontal portion i, the offset 7', the curved horizontal portion A", the rod Z, the curve m, the horizontal portion 0, the coil 2) interlocked with the coil 0. and the eye g. a
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set column and made up of three l my hand and affixed my seal, this 1st day of July, A. D. 1907.
ROLAND N. SIMPSON. Witnesses:
JOHN H. MoELnor, M. S. REEDER.
for disks, comprising ortion adapted to hold theconnected, one