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US1857488A
US1857488A US515031A US51503131A US1857488A US 1857488 A US1857488 A US 1857488A US 515031 A US515031 A US 515031A US 51503131 A US51503131 A US 51503131A US 1857488 A US1857488 A US 1857488A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B42BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
    • B42FSHEETS TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TOGETHER; FILING APPLIANCES; FILE CARDS; INDEXING
    • B42F1/00Sheets temporarily attached together without perforating; Means therefor
    • B42F1/02Paper-clips or like fasteners
    • B42F1/04Paper-clips or like fasteners metallic
    • B42F1/06Paper-clips or like fasteners metallic of flat cross-section, e.g. made of a piece of metal sheet
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C1/00Purses; Money-bags; Wallets
    • A45C1/06Wallets; Notecases
    • A45C2001/062Clips for holding banknotes
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/44Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof
    • Y10T24/44641Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof having gripping member formed from, biased by, or mounted on resilient member
    • Y10T24/44769Opposed engaging faces on gripping member formed from single piece of resilient material
    • Y10T24/44923Clasp, clip, or support-clamp cut or shaped from a single sheet of resilient, uniformly thick, planar material

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May m, 1932. WEEKS 1,857,488

BILL CLIP Filed Feb. 11, 1931 Patented May 10, 1932- UNITED STATES LEO WEEKS, 0F DES MOINES, IO WA BILL CLIP Application filed February 11, 1931. Serial No. 515,081.

The object of my invention is to provide a very simple, inexpensive, durable and useful clip for bills (currency).

More particularly, it is my object to pro- 5 vide a handy bill clip comprising a piece of resilient material, preferably metal and preferably slightly narrower than the bills of the currency in general use, bent over on itself to form two opposing members for resiliently engaging and clipping between them folded bills for convenience in keeping and handling the bills.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide such a clip having in one of its sides an elongated hole so arranged that the denomination of the top bill may be seen through the hole and also arranged so that the thumb of the user may be employed for adjusting the bills in place or removing them from the clip.

The flexible clip will retain bills in convenient form and hold them together in the pocket so that they are readily accessible.

With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in theconstruction, arrangement and combination of my bill clip, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter more fully set'forth, pointed out in my claim, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a top or plan view of a .bill clip embodying my invention.

Figure 2 is a detail, sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1"; and

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the bill clip illustrating the manner in which bills are folded and received therein.

My improved bill clip is made of a thin stri of resilient material, preferably metal, indiiated generally by the reference character' Y The strip of metal A is preferably slightly narrower than the ordinary bill indicated by the reference numeral 10.

The strip A is folded over on itself to form two opposing portions 11 and 12, which are normally held resiliently in engagement with each other.

At the folded end, the strip is preferably curved and properly spread as at 13 to form spring means for holding the portions 11 and 12 pressed together. The portion 11 is a little longer than the portion 12 as shown in Figures 1 and 2 and the free end of the portion 12 is out-turned slightly from the portion 11 as indicated at 14.

The member or portion 12 has an elongated hole 15 formed therein so located that the indicating character 16 showing the denomination of the top bill held by the clip may be seen. This hole is also of such shape and arrangement that the thumb of the user may be used through the hole for moving the bills to positlon in the clip or for ejecting them from the clip.

In the use of this handy bill clip, bills 10 are folded once transversely and are then slipped into the clip as shown in Figure 3. The thumb of the user can be inserted through the hole 15 for adjusting them to proper position. If the bills are properly folded, the denomination number will be visible through the hole 15.

The clip keeps the bills in shape and in convenient condition for immediate use. They can be readilyslipped from the clip b putting a thumb against the top bill throug the hole 15 and pushing the bills out until they can be readily grasped.

It will, of course, be understood that the member 11 is imperforate or nearly enough so that the fin ers which grasp its under face can not impe e the insertion or removal of the bills.

Both sides of this bill clip may be used to carry advertising.

It will, of course, be understood that the clip may be made of any material suitable for the purpose and in whatever finish may be desired.

It should be noted the edges of this device are rolled or otherwise finished so that they will not cut the fingers or the pocket.

While I have described my device as intended to be used for carrying bills, it will be understood that it can be made in other sizes for carrying papers or other articles and I do not want to limit myself to the making or use of the clip for money alone.

The size and shape may be varied somewhat so long as the construction is kept within the scope of my invention and claim.

I claim as my'invention:

A bill clip comprising a stri of resilient material folded over on itsel to form a spring connecting part and two opposing portions yieldably engaging each other for substantial parts of their lengths between their ends and adapted to resiliently grip and hold between them paper currency or the like without obstruction at the side edges, one of said portions projecting slightly beyond the other at their free ends, and the other of said portions being turned slightly away from the first portion at its free end, the latter portion having an elongated hole through which currency or the like held by the clip may be inspected or a thumb or finger may be inserted for manipulating the currency or for opening the clip.

Des Moines, Iowa, January 20, 1931.

LEO WEEKS.

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Cited By (27)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2434473A (en) * 1945-01-31 1948-01-13 Herman E Stock Billfold having external access means
US2501249A (en) * 1947-03-07 1950-03-21 Trans Continental Ind Inc Automobile hand accelerator
US2535502A (en) * 1948-04-13 1950-12-26 Dura Clip Co File or folder clip
US2545599A (en) * 1949-02-04 1951-03-20 Bartlett Carl Reed holder
US2595843A (en) * 1950-11-13 1952-05-06 Grabhorn Charles Wallet
US2678723A (en) * 1950-12-08 1954-05-18 Tilson Irving Dispenser for folding money and the like
US2729868A (en) * 1952-11-03 1956-01-10 Reginald W Manning Paper money holder
US3416202A (en) * 1966-07-24 1968-12-17 Sasaoka Takenori Resilient plate clip
US4226006A (en) * 1978-06-22 1980-10-07 James Toyama Billfold safety clip
US4512159A (en) * 1984-04-02 1985-04-23 United Technologies Corporation Clip attachment
US4846344A (en) * 1988-06-29 1989-07-11 Harry Bala Sheath for thermometer and the like
US5062530A (en) * 1990-02-20 1991-11-05 Masuhiro Mitsuyama Compact file for letters and other documents
US5080223A (en) * 1989-10-26 1992-01-14 Masuhiro Mitsuyama Card case having a finger access hole
US5868276A (en) * 1997-05-14 1999-02-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Folded sheet material web and assembly and method and apparatus therefore
US5944080A (en) * 1997-05-22 1999-08-31 Podwika; Paul P. Money and card holder
US20100078101A1 (en) * 2008-09-26 2010-04-01 Glenn Styron Shielded Money Clip
USD634363S1 (en) 2010-03-22 2011-03-15 Gazinga, Llc Bookmark
US8695273B2 (en) * 2012-04-13 2014-04-15 Wayne Tracy Smith Waste fishing line holder
US8701588B2 (en) 2011-06-10 2014-04-22 Franklin Mill, Llc Bookmarks including coupling features and related methods
US20150059937A1 (en) * 2013-08-30 2015-03-05 Left Field Design, Llc Compact pocket organizer for keys, cards, currency and tools
USD737169S1 (en) * 2014-04-30 2015-08-25 Robert Daniel Hirschorn Money clip
US9370213B1 (en) * 2012-10-09 2016-06-21 Jessica Brooke Dighton Button and fastener cover
USD792504S1 (en) * 2016-02-12 2017-07-18 Robert Bruce Paterson Pick holder
USD792505S1 (en) * 2016-02-23 2017-07-18 Robert Bruce Paterson Pick holder
WO2018034645A1 (en) * 2016-08-15 2018-02-22 Geraghty, Llc Clip with aperture opening means
USD818357S1 (en) * 2017-02-23 2018-05-22 Robert Orren Cummings Placard clip assembly
USD844425S1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2019-04-02 Hubbell Incorporated Clip-on bonding washer

Cited By (30)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2434473A (en) * 1945-01-31 1948-01-13 Herman E Stock Billfold having external access means
US2501249A (en) * 1947-03-07 1950-03-21 Trans Continental Ind Inc Automobile hand accelerator
US2535502A (en) * 1948-04-13 1950-12-26 Dura Clip Co File or folder clip
US2545599A (en) * 1949-02-04 1951-03-20 Bartlett Carl Reed holder
US2595843A (en) * 1950-11-13 1952-05-06 Grabhorn Charles Wallet
US2678723A (en) * 1950-12-08 1954-05-18 Tilson Irving Dispenser for folding money and the like
US2729868A (en) * 1952-11-03 1956-01-10 Reginald W Manning Paper money holder
US3416202A (en) * 1966-07-24 1968-12-17 Sasaoka Takenori Resilient plate clip
US4226006A (en) * 1978-06-22 1980-10-07 James Toyama Billfold safety clip
US4512159A (en) * 1984-04-02 1985-04-23 United Technologies Corporation Clip attachment
US4846344A (en) * 1988-06-29 1989-07-11 Harry Bala Sheath for thermometer and the like
US5080223A (en) * 1989-10-26 1992-01-14 Masuhiro Mitsuyama Card case having a finger access hole
US5062530A (en) * 1990-02-20 1991-11-05 Masuhiro Mitsuyama Compact file for letters and other documents
US5868276A (en) * 1997-05-14 1999-02-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Folded sheet material web and assembly and method and apparatus therefore
US6238328B1 (en) 1997-05-14 2001-05-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Folding device
US5992682A (en) * 1997-05-14 1999-11-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for forming a sheet material web and assembly
US5944080A (en) * 1997-05-22 1999-08-31 Podwika; Paul P. Money and card holder
US20100078101A1 (en) * 2008-09-26 2010-04-01 Glenn Styron Shielded Money Clip
USD634363S1 (en) 2010-03-22 2011-03-15 Gazinga, Llc Bookmark
US8701588B2 (en) 2011-06-10 2014-04-22 Franklin Mill, Llc Bookmarks including coupling features and related methods
US8695273B2 (en) * 2012-04-13 2014-04-15 Wayne Tracy Smith Waste fishing line holder
US9370213B1 (en) * 2012-10-09 2016-06-21 Jessica Brooke Dighton Button and fastener cover
USD844425S1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2019-04-02 Hubbell Incorporated Clip-on bonding washer
US9826810B2 (en) * 2013-08-30 2017-11-28 Left Field Design, Llc Compact pocket organizer for keys, cards, currency and tools
US20150059937A1 (en) * 2013-08-30 2015-03-05 Left Field Design, Llc Compact pocket organizer for keys, cards, currency and tools
USD737169S1 (en) * 2014-04-30 2015-08-25 Robert Daniel Hirschorn Money clip
USD792504S1 (en) * 2016-02-12 2017-07-18 Robert Bruce Paterson Pick holder
USD792505S1 (en) * 2016-02-23 2017-07-18 Robert Bruce Paterson Pick holder
WO2018034645A1 (en) * 2016-08-15 2018-02-22 Geraghty, Llc Clip with aperture opening means
USD818357S1 (en) * 2017-02-23 2018-05-22 Robert Orren Cummings Placard clip assembly

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