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March 12, 1963
_ A. RQTHGART
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‘3,080,963 '
COIN HOLDER
Filed May 18, 1962
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United States Patent "Q
3,080,963
Patented Mar. 12, 1963
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3,080,963
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COIN HOLDER
Albert Rotligart, Brooklyn, N.Y>.,' assignor to Visionade
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Brooklyn, N. ., a corpora
tion of New York
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Filed May 18, 1962, Ser. No. 196,575
6 Claims. (Cl. 206-.84)
This invention relates to coinv holders and article
holders.
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It is particularly directed to coin holders which may be
adhered to a supporting surface, such as an interior sur
face of an automobile.
’ Coin holders for automobiles are common’to enable
a modi?ed form of the invention, on a supporting surface;
and
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FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 8-8 of
FIG. 7.
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Referring now in detail to the drawing and particu
larly to FIGS. 1-6 thereof, 10 designates a coin holder
embodying the invention.
FIGS. 1 and 2 illustrate the coin holder ‘10 before its
application to a supporting surface- Said coin holder 10
10 comprises a block 11 of polyurethane foam, polyester
_ foam,'rubber‘foam, sponge rubber, vinyl foam or any
other suitable, soft, spongy or foamy, easily compressible
resilient material.
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> "The block 11 is preferably of uniform thickness and
drivers to have coins handy for tolls or other purposes. 15 may be of any desirable auto outlin'e or shape. It‘ is
Such coin holders have beenplaced on or near the dash
shown, to be rectangular with rounded corners in the
board,‘ and have been so constructed that coins inserted '5 drawing, but. may be shaped like a toy animal or ?gure
therein were visible, thereby inviting theft when theauto
mobile is parked. When the coins are placed in recep
to add to its attractiveness.‘
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The rear surface?of the block 11 carries'a coat or
tacles that could be closed, the coins are not easily and 20 layer 12 of’sticky adhesive covered by astrip sheet 13
quickly removed for use.
of paper or they like ?exible material, which may be
It is hence an object ‘of this invention to provide an
-' stripped away to permit the coin ‘holder to ,be" adhered to
improve-d coin holder into which coins are easily inserta
ble, easily and quickly removable with one hand, and
a supporting surface 14, such ‘as the dashboard of an
automobile.
The block 11 and the strip sheet 13 are
in which the coins are yet hidden from view so as not 25 die cut to form zig-zag shaped perforate slits 15 located
to tempt thieves.
Another object of this invention is to provide a coin
holder of the character described made of a block of
polyurethane or other foam, sponge or rubber-like mate
between opposite edges of the block 11.
The slits 15 are long enough to receive the coins 16
they are intended to receive. The slits are spaced about
one half inch apart. They may be parallel or may
rial, formed with normally closed slits into which the 30 radiate. The block 11 is thick enough to fully receive
coins may be inserted edgewise, in which the coins are
hidden from view, and which yet permits the coin to be
extracted by pressing the block on both sides of the slit, ‘
with the thumb and a ?nger, to expose a part of the
the coins.
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The coins 16 may be pushed into the slits 15 endwise,
and are completely hidden in the slits when fully inserted.
Yet they may be easily removed by pushing the block
coin which can then be easily gripped and pulled out of 35 on both sides of the slit with the coin, as shown in
the slit.
FIG. 6, to expose part of the coin, then gripping the
Yet a further object of this invention is to provide a
exposed part of the coin and withdrawing the coin.
coin holder of the character described which shall ?rmly
The block 11 may be either ?ve-eighths of an inch in
grip the coins, which shall be provided with an adhesive
thickness to receive dimes, as shown in FIGS. 1-6, or
surface for a strip sheet, which may be removed to ad 40 of any other desirable thickness.
here the coin holder to a surface, and in which the coin
In FIGS. 7 and 8, there is shown a coin holder 10a
holding slits may be made by simple die cutting.
embodying the invention, exactly similar to the coin
Still a further object of this invention is to provide a
holder of FIGS. 1 to 6, except that the foam block 11a
compact coin holder of the character described which
is one inch in thickness to receive quarters 30 as well,
shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, easy to ap 45 or it may be one and a quarter inch in thickness to
ply to a supporting surface, which shall be easy to ma
also receive half dollar coins.
nipulate, and which shall yet be practical and ef?cient
to a high degree in use.
The zig-zag shape of the slits adds to the frictional
hold on the coins. ' The coins expand the slits when
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvi
inserted thereinto. When the coins are removed, the
50 slits close up. The slits are die cut by thin rule dies.
one and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of
Sheets of foam are preferably coated with adhesive
construction, combinations of elements and arrangement
and the strip sheets are applied before die cutting into
of parts, which will be exempli?ed in the construction
blocks and die cutting the slits.
hereinafter described, and of which the scope of in
It will be noted that the device embodying the inven
55 tion will hold small change hidden from prying eyes, to
vention will be indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawings in which is shown an
prevent pilferage. The device can be stuck away in out
illustrative embodiment of this invention,
of sight places for safe keeping.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a coin holder embody
While the device is described as a coin holder, it has
ing the invention;
many uses. It may be used as a handy holder for coins
FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 2-—2 60 or change for parking meters, tolls, soda machines, phone
of FIG. 1;
booths. For home use it is a handy holder for coins
FIG. 3 is a top-plan view of the coin holder attached
to a supporting surface, with a vcoin inserted in one
for washing machines, for the kiddies or for tips. Also
it may be used as a holder for hairpins, buttons, cuff
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FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 4-4 of 65 links, small jewelry items. The device keeps such articles
slit;
clean and keeps out dust because the slit has a tendency
to close and ?rmly grip the articles inserted.
Hence it serves to prevent such articles from falling
or jumping out.
a slot;
For outdoor use these holders can be used for ?sh
FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken on 'line 6—-6 of 70
hooks and ?sh ?ies.
FIG. 5;
FIG. 7 is a top plan view of a coin holder illustrating
In a shop the device can be used for washers, small
FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the coin holder of
FIGS. 3 and 4, and illustrating removal of a coin from
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screws, small tools and ball bearings.
tokens can be held in this holder.
Also subway
It will be observed that more than one coin or other
article can be placed in each slit. The, closing of the
slit around the articles holds them in place.
Wherever in the speci?cation, or claims the term “coin
holder” is used, it is intended to mean a holder for coins
or other smallarticles.
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It will thus be seen- that there is provided anapparatus
2. The combination of claim 1, the length of the slits
being at least as great as the thickness of the block.
3. The combination of claim 1, said block having a
coating of adhesive on one sin-face, covered by a strip
sheet.
4. The combination of claim 3, said slits extending all
the way through the thickness of said block and through
said strip sheet.
5. The combination of claim 1, said slits extending all
in which the several objects of thisinvention. are achieved
the way through the thickness of said block from one to
and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of'practi-
the other of said opposed faces.
cal use.
6. The combination of claim 5, said opposetd faces
being ?at and parallel to each other.
As possible embodiments might be‘ made of the’ above
invention and as various changes might be made in the
embodiment above set forth, it is to be. understood. that
all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompany
ing drawings is to be interpreted as. illustrative. and not
in a limiting sense.
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1. A coin holder comprisingablock, of resilient foam 20
material‘ having spaced‘ opposed faces and intersecting
faces, formingv edges, said block being‘ formed with a plu
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2,030,996
2,323,342
2,653,703
2,860,768
2,956,687
rality of elongated, thin, normally. closed perforate slits
to grip and totally enclose an object inserted into the
slits to be held, therewithin, said slits terminating. short 25
of the edges of the block.
Lustig _______________ __ Feb. 18,
McManus et a1. ________ _.. July 6,
Krauss ______________ __ Sept. 29,
Smithers _____________ __ Nov. 18,
Robichaud ___________ _._ Oct. 18,
1936
1943
1953
1958
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FOREIGN PATENTS
467,606
Great Britain,“ _______ __ June 16, 1937
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