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Publication numberUS904244 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1908
Publication numberUS 904244 A, US 904244A, US-A-904244, US904244 A, US904244A
InventorsGustaf B Birch, James A Cameron
Original AssigneeGustaf B Birch, James A Cameron
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket coin-holder.
US 904244 A
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Specification o! Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 17, 1908.

appro-aon and April s, 190s. sum n. 424,714.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be "t known that we, Gusfru B. Buien and Jam A. CsmznoN, citizens; of the United States, and residents "of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of .New York, have invented certain new and useful Im' vements in Pocket Coin-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

The invention re ates to improvements in pocket coin-holders; and it consists in the novel features and structure hereinafter declaims. p Y

` The object oflthe invention is to provide a small, neat, inexpensive, com act coinliolder adapted to be convenient y carried in the pocket and to hold a series of coins of the same denomination iu such manner that the coins may one after another be removed from the holder with entire ease.

The holder of ourinvention is especially y useful and convenient for holding a series of five-cent pieces or nickels to be used as carfare on cars on which the passengers are required to promr tly pay their fare at the entrance door an expected to produce the exact amount of fare. ,lnthese cars the conl ductorjis stationed on the rear platform and does not pass throu h the" car to collect the fares.- In utilizing `t ese pay as you enter cans it is exceedingly necessar that pas seng'ers pay their fare prompt y and producev the exact amount thereof, and it is highly desirable that the passengers be enab ed to readily produce the fares and deliver the same with one hand, leaving the other hand free to sustain themselves against aceident in the event of the sudden starting or `stopping of the car. .lt is also a great convenience to the passenger to be enabled to readily find his car-fare without pulling out a handful of change and searching through it for a nickel. Theholder of our in vention is also useful for other occasions, as, for illustration, in enabling the user to conveniently carry a series of five-cent pieces for use on prepayment slot telephone instruments.

The holder of our invention, in `its fpreerred form, is constructed4 of two elongated llates each ilangedy at its side edges to emscribed, and particularly pointed out in the` brace andlla'p overthe side edges of the coins to be slid u n the same between itsan'ged edges, sai plates each having integral xsclprin cut therefrom in position to become exe against the coins when the latter are introduced to the holder for firmly though detachably holdin the' coins, and said plates being-secure back to back so that the lolder thus constructed may receive coins each side thereof, said coinsllying at and in line with one another on each side of the holder. The holder thus constructed will conveniently hold an adeiluate number of coins without being bulky or occnpyin undue space in any ordinary pocket, an said holder may be "conveniently loaded with the coins and will permit the ready removal of the same therefromfby an outwardly ex' erted pressure on them of the thumb of the sume hand holding'the device, this pressure causing the coins, onev after another, to slide outwardly from the holder.

lThe invention will be fully understood from the detailed description hereinafter presented. reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a top-view of a coin-holder constructed in accordance .with and embodying our invention, the coinsbeing absent from .the obvcrseside of the holdei and two coins being indicated, by. dotted lines, as present in the reverse side thercoh'liig. 2 1s a view of the holder reversed to illustrate the two coins held thereby; Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section` through the holder on thc dotted line 3 3 of Fig. 2,`coins being illustrated within both sides of the holder; Fig. 4 is a vertical transverse section through the holder on the dotted line 4 4 of lfig. 1 coins being illustrated within both sides ot the holder; Fig. 5'is an enlarged section correspondin with I4`ig.'{t of a' ortion of the holder an is-presen'ted to ilustrate more 6 is a longitudinal horizontal section through a modified .construction of the holder, in which the springs in lieu of beinhin the main body of the plates are formed in the 'flanges at the side edges thereof the section clearly the details of the construction; Fig.

being on the dotted line 6-6 of ig. 7; Fig. 7 is an edge View of the same', and Fig. 8 is,

-be placed inthe holder,

top view of a further modified form of the eted in holes formed in the other plate. The plates 11, 12 maybe secured together by solder or in various well-known mechanicaly ways but we prefer to connect them by por'- tions struck from one plate and entering 'holes inthe other plate, since this forms a veryl convenient and'durablemeans of'cen# nection and allows the plates to come-*close together.f

Each platell, 12, is rounded Vat itsY ends and at each sidev edge `islformed with right-A angular anges comprising lmembers 15,' 16,

the members l5 denoting the' depth of the holders and the members 16 extending in-V.

wardl toward each other to lap upon oppv site e ges of the coinsll 'held v.between the members 15. llhe edge flanges on the plates 11, 12, receive, guide and hold the plates, while .exposing nearly the entire outer'side of the coins.

Each plate 11, 12 has out from its body portion a spring-tongue 18 for each coin to this tongue 18 being projected l outwardly to exert its pressure against-thecoin for firmly binding the saine at its edges against the flange members 16. Each plate of the holder shown in Figs. 1 to 5 inclusivefis -intended to'hold two coins and hence each .of said plates is' equipped with two spring tongues 18, one for each coin. The plates 11, l2 are hanged before they are secured together,

wardly 'in opposite'directions, as shown in capacity to hold enough coins for purposes Figs. 1 and 5, whereby the holder becomes not only compact but Vadapted to receive coins 14 at both of its sides.

The coinsll are slipped edgewise below plates 11, 12 and upon' hold more than two coins but forrfthe sake.`

of convenience tothe user we prefer to secure two short plates 11, 12 back to back so that the holder may receive coins at bothof its sides and thus be rendered small and compact and' at the same time of suticient by eyelets 13 punched' in one plate and extended through and riv the coins uponA being formed and hence when they arek united back toback their flanges extend'outy flat plates substantially of car-fare, telephone messages and the like. The coins may be readily applied to the holder and :removed thereffrrmA Il't-is enholder by pressing outwardly against the 6.5 f tirely convenientfto push the -coinsfrom the same with the thumb of the hand containing l.fthe holder, the other hand being thus left the rail or free toY hold packages or gras 'ne coin may other part of a car platform.

be. pushed from each end of each side of the'r 'holder 'or both coins at each' side of the holder may bev pushed from one -end thereof, as may be deemed most convenient by the coins'are expcsedvto beengaged by the thumb of the hand containing the holder.

life prefer the construction of Yholder shown in Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive, butillustrate `m Figs. 6 and Y? a holder comprisingtwo` flangedv plates 19, secured together back to baclr and corresponding with the flanged plates 11,12 of Figs. 1 to. 5 with-the one' exception that in lieu of the'spring-'tongues 18 to engage the inner faces of the coins,v

theconstruction shown inl Figs. 6 -and 7 'employs springltongues 21 cut from the edge ,.user.' The Harige-members 16 pass'inwardly' l l so.v i

flanges thereof te engage the opposite edgesH y of the coins and hold the latter in position on the plates..V

In F1g.'8 we showl a holder of capacity than that illustrated in the holder of F ig. 8 being enabled to hold four coins von each side thereof, each plate with four right-angular flanges ador-ding the two pairs of members 22, 23` between which the coins ma be placed, as shown. corresponds in construction with that shown greater tig.v 1,

The holder oflFig. 8.

1n Fig. 1 with the exception that in lieu of i continuing' the edge .flanges along the edges ofthe plates, the llanges in Fig. 8 are given alight-angular outline so that the holder may receive coins at both its sides and ends instead ol only at its ends. While the holder shown in Fig. S possesses greater capacity than ,that illustrated in Fig. 1 it .is also lmore bulky.

What we claim as our invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A pocket coin-holder comprising Itwoy elongatedv plates having rounded ends and secured ltogether back to'back, said Aplates each having edge flanges to receive the edges' of the coins and spring-tongues to engage the individual coins, sa1d holder lbeing thusI adapted at each side to receive a `series of coins placed llat. andin line with each other; substantially as seit forth.

2. A coin-holder co nprising two elongated the'widthofA the l p coins and 'secured Logether back to back, i Signed at New York city, in the county 1o lsaid plates each having righi; angular edge of New York and State of New York, this iianges to confine and lap over upon the 1st day of April A. D. 1908. edges of the coins, whereby a, series of coins f GUSTF B BIRCH lyinv fiat and edffe to edge may be held on enchbplate'with their outer faces almost en- JAMES A CAMERON' tiz'ely exposed, said plates having springf Witnesses: means for detachaby retaining the eoins ARTHUR MARIoN. thereon. CHAs. C. GILL.

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Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/02