Oct. 8, 1945' 2,408,751 v H. BREITER ET AL CHANGE PURSE Filed NOV. 30, 1944 - FZZZEDZI Fir-15.2; BY . E8” Hummm.v Idd86Br L400W Vutopm .w 5 “5%” M . 2,408,751 Patented Oct. 8, 1946 V UNITED STATES PATENT *oFFicE 12,408,751 . ‘CHANGE PURSE York, and ‘Harold Brandorg: i, ‘Harold Breiter, New Brooklyn, N. Y. . - Application November 30, 1944, Serial No. 565,850 (Cl. 133——.6) Q 2 Claims. - . . 1., 1 This invention relates to change purses and refers more particularly to a'purse having sep arate channels for each demonination of coin, the channels being de?ned by ribs formed in- . tegral with a back portion, the ribs being resilient and requiring compression in order to enter a 2 shaped cross section is thus formed exteriorly of each two adjacent ribs [3. The ribs .13 are in tegral with the back I l as noted above, and dis ' tinct one from the other, this being true even as to the rib-s of adjacent channels. A groove l'l extends between each two adjacent ribs l3 and the back H. The ribs 12 in an uncompressed state extend obliquely forward and outward from An object of the present invention is to provide the back II as shown in solid lines in Figure 4, a change purse of the channel type which shall and have hemispherical recesses l9 formed there 10 be sturdier than those in use, yet simple and cap portion serving as a closure. in. cheap to manufacture. The cap 8 has a substantially oblong rec Another object is to provide a purse in which the coin channels are compressed and the coins thus locked in, by placing the cover thereon. tangular recess 2| formed therein, whereby the cap is adapted to ?t over the body . Hemi spherical projections or buttons 22 are formed Other objects will become apparent from the 15 in the ends of the cap and correspond to the re following speci?cation. ‘ ~ I cesses I9 formed in the ribs I2. Other hemi In accomplishing the objects of the present in spherical projections or knobs 23 are formed in vention it was found desirable to- provide a teriorly of the front side 24 of the cap 8, corre moulded plastic-body comprising a back portion sponding in location to the grooves H. and ribs extending laterally therefrom and con In operation, coins are placedv in their respec stituting coin channels formed between the ribs. tive channels l5 in the purse, and have their The ribs are resilient and are compressed by lower halves tipped forward slightly by the in buttons or projections formed interiorly of the clined lower portion 9 of back II, subsequentv cover, thus compressing the channels and tightly coins receiving the same tip or tilt from the ones locking in place anycoins held therein and pre 25 on which they rest. When the cap or cover is venting them rattling when the purse is handled off, the coins rest loosely in the-channels l5. In or moved about. The invention Will appear more clearly from order to place the cap 3 on the body ‘i the end ribs ‘l2 must ‘be pressed inwardly at the‘ top, as the following detailed description when taken in a shown in broken lines in Figure 4, and the cap 8 connection with the accompanying drawing showing, by way of example, . In the drawing, Figure 1 is a front elevation partly in section, of the coin purse with cap‘ in place. Figure 2 is a top‘ elevation of the cap. Figure 3 is a bottom elevation of the same. Figure 4 is a top elevation of the purse without the cap, showing the compressed position in broken lines. ' ‘ ' Figure 5 is a-section along the line 5-5 of Fig ure 3. . Figure 6 is a section along the line 6--5 of Fig ure 1. The device of the invention comprises the body ‘I and cap 8. The body 1 comprises a back por tion I [having a lower forwardly sloping portion 9, with which back II is molded or formed in then ?ts over the body, the buttons 22 engaging the recesses l9. Simultaneously the knobs 23 enter the grooves ll and compress the upper por tion of the ribs l3, bending them inwardly as shown in broken lines in Figure ll. The inward . 35 bending of the ribs i2, i3, constricts the channels. 15,, and the coins are securely locked therein, _ preventing rattling. The cap 8 is held securely in place by the engagement of buttons 22 with recesses 19 until released for removal by com 40 pressing the end ribs [2 with the ?ngers. It is apparent that the speci?c illustrations shown above have been given by way of illustra tion only and not by way of limitation, and that the structures above described‘ are subject to 45 wide variation and modi?cation without depart ing from the scope or intent of the invention, all of which variations and modi?cations are to be included within the scope of the present in tegral the plano-concave end ribs I2, concave in termediate ribs [3, and bottom portion 14 merg ing with and connecting all the ribs [2, l3. The 50 ribs de?ne coin channels l5, each channel being of a size to accommodate a different denomina tion of coin. ‘ The exterior surfaces is of the concave ribs l3 are convex and a groove ll of substantially V vention. I What is claimed is: 1. A change purse comprising a body portion and a cap, said body portion comprising a back portion and ribs extending laterally therefrom and de?ning coin channels formed between said 3 2,408,751 ribs, said ribs com-prising end ribs and interme diate concave ribs, the end ribs having recesses therein said concave ribs comprising convex ex terior surfaces whereby grooves are formed in 4 said body exteriorly of each two adjacent concave ribs, said cap comprising knobs formed therein corresponding in location to said grooves and adapted to compress said concave ribs inwardly said body exteriorly of each two adjacent con 6 when said cap is put in place on said body por cave ribs, said cap comprising knobs formed tion,v said cap further being formed With a sub therein corresponding in location to said recesses stantially oblong rectangular recess therein cor and adapted to compress said concave ribs in responding in length to said back portion, said wardly when said cap is put in place on said body end ribs extending obliquely forward and out portion, and means on said cap for engaging the 10 ward from said back portion and being resilient, end rib recesses for locking said cap to the body said body portion being adapted upon inward portion. compression of said end ribs to enter said recess 2. A change purse comprising a body portion in said cap, the compression of said end ribs and and a cap, said body portion comprising a back said intermediate ribs being adapted to constrict portion and ribs extending laterally therefrom 15 said channels and lock coins therein against and de?ning coin channels formed between said rattling, and means on said cap for engaging the ribs, said ribs comprising end ribs and interme- ‘ end rib recesses for locking said cap to the body diate concave ribs, the end ribs having recesses portion. therein said concave ribs comprising convex ex HAROLD BREITER. terior surfaces whereby grooves are formed in 20' HAROLD ‘BRANDON.