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Publication numberUS910486 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1909
Filing dateJan 14, 1908
Priority dateJan 14, 1908
Publication numberUS 910486 A, US 910486A, US-A-910486, US910486 A, US910486A
InventorsErnest S Bell
Original AssigneePaye Coin Holder Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 910486 A
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COIN HOLDER APPLICATION Plum JANA Liw Patented 12111.26. 1909,


Am g specification.


COIN-HOLDER mo. eiufllSB. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Jan. 26, mos.

Application filed January 14, 1908. Serial 110,410,818.

To allwhom it may concern:

Bait known that LERNEsT BELL, a. citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful (loin Hohler, of which the following is a This invention relates generally to coin holders, and particularly to one adapted for retaining, in convenient position for removal, a number of coins, preferably nickels, to be used in paying car fares.

As is well known, it is exceedingly trouble some in winter time for men to pay car fares where they are habited in an overcoat and are wearing gloves, as it frequently happens that the overcoat has to be unbuttoned and the love removed before the necessary fare can e removed from the ocket or ocket-- book. In addition to t is objectionable feature, there is another, and that is that persons are often careless about having small change on hand, and to pay their fare will have to tender 3. bill, and in so doing will expose the contents of their pocketbooks wit the danger of attracting attention of dishonest assengers who might take advantage of sucli exposure to commit robbery.

It is the object of the resent invention, in a ready, simple, and thoroughly feasible manner to enable a street car passenger at all times to have within convenient reach the necessary car fare, and to enable access thereto without unbuttoning a coat or removing a glove.

iith the above and other objects in view, as will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction and combination of parts of a coin holder for street railway passengers, as will be hereinafter fully de scribed and claimed.

In: the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which like characters of reference indicate corresponlh ing warts, Figure 1 is a ers Jective view of the holder viewed from he ront. Fl 2 is a rear elevation. Fig. 3 is a vertical ongitudinal sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 44 of Fig. 2.

The device comprises a body or holder 1,

.nich is constructedfrom sheet metal of any turned to form flanges 2, the space between wlrich and the back wall 3 of the body forms two coin guides 4. T he upper edge of the bodyis iuturned to form a flange 5 and stop 6, the flan e 5 being soldered or otherwise secured to t is flanges 2.

Arranged at the. back of the body is. coin retainer consisting of ail-approximately inverted U-shaped s )ring 7, of lightwire, and which is held in pl and 10, which are formed by striking out the metal of the back and are pinched over upon the spring I. As shown in Fig. 2, the tongue or spring retaining member 8 is arranged at the crest of the bend of the spring, and the inane other members 9 and 10 adjacent to the 1 ml by this arrangement the coin re- El and 12 will be allowed to '1 operation of the device.

the arms 11 and 12 are inc coin steps 13 which, as l, practically bridge the coin guides, and. i operate to retain the coins tllmfuil'l. The steps 13 are inset from the edges of the flanges 2, so that there will no danger of the glove linger catching thereon. From a standpoint. of simplicity and chca 'iness of construction, it will generally be preferred to employ the members 9--10 for securing the coin retainer in position, but, as will be obvious, other means may be employed for this purpose that will be equally effective.

As a means i or attaching the holder to th underside of the lapel of a coat, a pin 14 is orovided, one end of which is secured to the ack of the body by being soldered in a pair of ears 15 struck out from the hack of the holder :tdjaccnt to its upoer end. The lower end of the. pin is pointed kec )er 16 struck out lrmr. the back. oi the. ho y, and adjacent thev tongue 8.

While the above described manner of as scmbling-the pin with the back of the. body will he tl'ioroughly {div-olive, this result may be secured by other wave, and it is to be understood that the invention is not to be limited to the precise arrangement shmvn.

In the use of the device, the nickels are dis posed in the coin guides, and the lowermost one will rest against the resilient com stops 13. It is designed that the body shall be of a length to carry five nickels, but it me be made of a greater or loss length if so desired.

shown 11; 3

pref red character and has its two edges in- In order to facilitate removal of the nickels,

ace by three tongues 8, 9.

, and is housed in a the back of the bod at its lower end is cut awg-yin a semioirc ar form, as shown at 17. ter the holder has been filled with coins it is pinned to the underside of the la el of 6 the coat, and will thus be out of sight. hen

a coin is tobe removed, it will be only necessary to grasp it and ull downward, whereu on the arms 11 and 12 will be flexed latera y, thereby releasing the coin, and, as the stops 13 ride off of the periphery of the coin, the spring inward in sufficient time to catch an retain in position the next succeeding coin, and this arrangement will obviate loss of the coins.

It will be noted by reference to Fig. 1 that the lower end of the rear wall of the body is cut away at 18, and this will ermit the fingers 13 to lie within the plane the lower end and thus be prevented from presenting obstructions that might catch on the glove of the user or upon the cloth of the lapel of the coat.

The improvements herein described, while simple in character, will be found thoroughly 26 eflicient for the purposes designed, and will result in overcoming asource of trouble and annoyance to patrons of streetcars during the winter months.

I claim 1-- 1. An article of the class described com- 80 prisin a body having lateral coin guides and a rigi coin sto at one end, and resilient coin sto s arrange at the other end of the body an intersecting the guides and lying within the plane of the latter end.

2. An article of the class described, comprisin a body having coin guides, the lower end 0 the rear wall of the body being cut away, and a spring secured to the bodyand havm arms terminating in coin stops arrange across the uides and within the cutaway portions of t e body.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto afl'lxed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.



Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/02