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US2726757A
US2726757A US34846753A US2726757A US 2726757 A US2726757 A US 2726757A US 34846753 A US34846753 A US 34846753A US 2726757 A US2726757 A US 2726757A
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    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R7/00Stowing or holding appliances inside vehicle primarily intended for personal property smaller than suit-cases, e.g. travelling articles, or maps
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    • B60R7/087Disposition of racks, clips, holders, containers or the like for supporting specific articles for stowing money or valuables, e.g. using safes
    • 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
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Dec. 13, 1955 M, KELLSTROM 2,726,757

PARKING METER COIN HOLDER Filed April 13, 1953 *"-n---`z l L2@ L 5 3 Z8 /7 H25 /7 28% 2 /7 2g /7 2a IN VEN TOR.

, Y A Ptented Dec. 13, 1955 2,726,157 PARKmG METER COIN HOLDER Milton Keusfrom, Royal oak, Mich. Application Apr-i1 13, 1953, serial No. 348,467 I z claims. (ci. 20s-.84)

This invention relates to coin holders and, in particular, to parking meter coin holders.

One object of this invention is to provide a parking meter coin holder which is adapted to be clipped to the rim of an automobile sun visor Where the coins which it contains are always within convenient reach of the automobile operator yet located in aninconspicuous position in the forward inside corner of the automobile body adjacent the roof thereof.

Another object is to provide a parking meter coin holder wherein each coin is yieldingly yet firmly held in its own particular pocket and wherein the device itself is also yieldingly and resiliently clamped to the sun visor.

Another object is to provide a parking meter coin holder wherein the device is provided with clips and pockets adapted to hold coins of different denominations, in order to iit parking meters of the types utilizing coins of different denominations, such as both nickels and pennies.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent during the course of the following description of the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a parking meter coin holder, according to one form of the invention, with the coins indicated in dotted lines;

Figire 2 is a top plan view of the coin holder shown in Figure l;

Figure 3 is a right-hand end elevation of the coin holder shown in Figures 1 and 2; and

Figure 4 is an end elevation of the coin holder of Figures 1 to 3 inclusive installed on the rim of an automobile sun visor, with coins indicated in dotted lines. v

An annoying problem to automobile drivers in cities equipped with parking meters is to always have the necessary small change available at the time he parks his car. Oftentimes, the driver will find an empty parking space and park his automobile therein only to discover that he lacks the necessary small coin to put into the parking meter, the time of which he nds has already expired. He is then in the predicament of having to take the time to walk to the nearest place where he can obtain such small change while leaving his automobile in an expired-time parking place, thus risking receiving a trac violation ticket from any trahie policemen. His only alternative is to abandon the parking place while he drives to some distant location where parking is available while he obtains the change.

The present invention provides a parking meter coin holder which keeps such change constantly within reach of the automobile operator by placing it on one of the sun visors with which all automobiles are equipped, so that he is never without the necessary coin required by the parking meter. At the same time, the coin holder is located in an inconspicuous position against the roofY of the automobile, where it is virtually out of sight yet instantly accessible.

Referring to the drawings in detail, Figures 1 to 4 inclusive show a parking meter coin holder, generally desigagainst their respective abutment portions nated 10, for holding small coins N and P of different denominations, such as nickels and pennies, as installed upon the edge E of an automobile sun visor V. The parking meter coin holder consists of a sheet of resilient or spring metal with dual outer or clip portions 11 and 12, and dual inner abutment portions 13 and 14 interconnected by a bridge portion 15, the portions 13, 14, 15 in cooperation with one another constituting a spring clamp, generally designated 16, of approximately U- shaped or arch-shaped cross-section (Figures 3 and 4) adapted to yieldably engage the edge portion of the vauto` mobile sun visor V. The spring clamp 16 is thus channel-shaped with its sides 13 and 14 serving as abutments for the coins N and P held by the clip portions111 and 12, which are in the form of tabs of different widths separated from one another by slots or notches 17 and 18 respectively (Figure 2).

Each clip portion 11 or 12 is joined to the correspond ing abutment portion 13 or 14 at a sharply and reversely bent junction 19 or 20 (Figure 3), the upper portions 21 and 22 thereof being bent outwardly at intermediatelylocated offset shoulders 23 and 24 (Figures 3 and 4) in order to provide coin pockets 25 and 26 respectively of slightly less width than the thickness of the large coins N and the small coins P. It will also be observed from Figures l and 2 that the slots or notches 17 are spaced farther apart from one another than the slots or notches 18, so that the different sizes of coins will be properly accommodated by the two sets of pockets 25 and 26. The pockets 25 and 26 are slightly narrower than the thicknesses of the coins which they are intended to receive, so as to firmly grip the coins. The pocket 27 in the channel portion 15 also has its edge portions 19 and separated by a lesser distance than the thickness of the lsun visor edge E, so that the edge portions 19 and 20 will be spread apart and will resiliently grip the sun visor, V in a jaw-like manner, preventing dislodgment therefrom 28 and 29 to facilitate insertion of In the use of` the invention, the driver lls the small pockets 26 with pennies P and the large pockets 25 with nickels N, these coins being held tightly in position 13 and 14 'by the spring clips 11 and 12. The driver then slides the change holder onto the edge E of the automobile visor V while holding it horizontal (Figure 4). Since the pockets and 26 are slightly narrower than the thicknesses of the coins which they are intended to receive,

necessity of removing the change holder 10 from the visor V. In this manner, the automobile driver always has an adequate supply of small coins at his disposal whenever he needs to park in a space controlled by a parking meter.

It will be evident that the coin holder of the present invention may be made from any suitable sheet material, such as by stamping it from sheet metal, or by molding it from synthetic plastic material, either by injection molding or by forming it from sheet plastic material.

What I claim is:

1. A parking meter coin holder for mounting upon an automobile sun visor, said coin holder comprising an elongated sheet material structure of approximately U- shaped cross-section having an elongated approximately channel-shaped visor-receiving portion with opposite inner side walls yieldably engageable with said visor, said structure also having an elongated outer side wall extendingrreverselyrom one-edge of one ofjsaid inner side Y vvvnlIsiin,eloselysadjacenhsubscantiza.11y para1111e1relationshipYk Y therewith, said outer side Wall having a'pluralityof longitudinally spaced slots theren'dening a plurality of coinengaging :clips disposed iinllongimdinallyspaced frrltionship, reach zclip its :adjacent inner iside fwll Tuition' deningga coimreeiyingpocket 1'with.lsaidonesinnersside posite;sides:of:a coin placedlinfsaid poeke. i

.2. A- parkingmeteroin holder for :mounting upon an automobile sun Visor,l said coin iholder'icomprising an Y Yelongated mesilientfslreeflmaterial .structure of 'approxi- Y mately rwe'sheped crossfsectionihaving an :elongated-np- Y proximatly @channel.'-shaped1wiser-receiyingV portion fwith opposite z inner fside walls iyieldably :engageble :with `sid xeisor, saiii srruetureflso havingian elongated fonter-fsi'de Wall -ext'endingiireversly from :one :edge of each-rif said ing fplurality fof ilongitudingllypaced trensyerse slots therein defining a pluralitywrof coin-engaging` clipsi-jelxiuihv clip nndiis nadiaeentinner ,side .pnrtinn denmg Ia coin-receiving pocket with lsaid one inner side wall, v'said pocket side walls yieldingly engaging the opposite sides Y outer side walls being spaced apart' more widely than theV of a coin placed in lsaid pocket, the slots in one of said References Citedinihe filerofkeihis petent Y UNTrED STATES PATENTS Y 1,705,898 Cannon et a1 V.'.- Mar. 19, 1929V 2,524,617 Wyse oct. 3, 195o i

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US4846333A (en) * 1987-11-09 1989-07-11 Kissick Lloyd P Coin caddy attachment for vending machine
US5538311A (en) * 1994-04-18 1996-07-23 Price Corporation Visor mounting bracket with integral storage
US5590827A (en) * 1995-03-03 1997-01-07 Scosche Industries, Inc. Compact disc organizer on sun visor
US5769534A (en) * 1997-03-21 1998-06-23 Lewis; Richard G. Illuminated display sign apparatus
US20090079223A1 (en) * 2007-09-21 2009-03-26 Irvin Automotive Products, Inc. D-ring for use with a visor
US9278608B2 (en) 2014-06-09 2016-03-08 Irvin Automotive Products, Inc. D-ring for use with a visor
US9418633B1 (en) * 2015-09-28 2016-08-16 Kurt Storck Pick holder for stringed musical instrument picks

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US1705898A (en) * 1926-03-29 1929-03-19 Kingsley W Cannon Smoker's article
US2524617A (en) * 1947-05-03 1950-10-03 David S Wyse Holder
US2532022A (en) * 1949-06-13 1950-11-28 Frito Company Display support

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US1705898A (en) * 1926-03-29 1929-03-19 Kingsley W Cannon Smoker's article
US2524617A (en) * 1947-05-03 1950-10-03 David S Wyse Holder
US2532022A (en) * 1949-06-13 1950-11-28 Frito Company Display support

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4846333A (en) * 1987-11-09 1989-07-11 Kissick Lloyd P Coin caddy attachment for vending machine
US5538311A (en) * 1994-04-18 1996-07-23 Price Corporation Visor mounting bracket with integral storage
US5590827A (en) * 1995-03-03 1997-01-07 Scosche Industries, Inc. Compact disc organizer on sun visor
US5769534A (en) * 1997-03-21 1998-06-23 Lewis; Richard G. Illuminated display sign apparatus
US20090079223A1 (en) * 2007-09-21 2009-03-26 Irvin Automotive Products, Inc. D-ring for use with a visor
US7543880B2 (en) 2007-09-21 2009-06-09 Irvin Automotive Products, Inc. D-ring for use with a visor
US9278608B2 (en) 2014-06-09 2016-03-08 Irvin Automotive Products, Inc. D-ring for use with a visor
US9418633B1 (en) * 2015-09-28 2016-08-16 Kurt Storck Pick holder for stringed musical instrument picks

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