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US2815118A
US2815118A US47623554A US2815118A US 2815118 A US2815118 A US 2815118A US 47623554 A US47623554 A US 47623554A US 2815118 A US2815118 A US 2815118A
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A. J. CUNI COIN CONTAINER Dec. 3, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed Dec. 20, 1954 INVENTOR. Amm-r J. Cu/v/ A. J. CUN! COIN CONTAINER Dec. 3, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 20, 1954 zaj,

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Amin?? J. 1U/w United States Patent COIN CONTAINER Albert J. Cuni, Cincinnati, Ohio Application December 20, 1954, Serial No. 476,235

2 Claims. (Cl. 20G-.82)

This invention relates to improvement in containers for coins particularly wrapped coins or coin rolls.

This application is an improvement on my pending application for coin container, filed June 6, 1949, under Serial No. 97,387, now Patent No. 2,697,511, issued December 21, 1954.

Coins as is well known are arranged in rolls of each denomination there being a specific amount or number of each coin per roll. These coin rolls are then shipped to various places such as from the main bank to branch banks, between banks, and from the Federal Reserve depot to member banks.

In the past, coin shipments have generally been made in canvas bags in which, frequently, due to the handling thereof as well as the weight of the coins, the rolls were broken permitting an intermixing or mingling of the coins whether of the same denomination or of different denominations. It was therefore necessary for the receiver to sort and count the individual coins to be sure he was receiving the amount he was intended to receive.

The coin container of the present invention overcomes these diiculties since the coins, in rolls, are stacked against displacement and therefore against damage or breakage to the wrapper. The container of the present invention further lends itself to the use as a coin tray from which a bank teller or the like can dispense coin rolls and at the same time readily store the coins by simply storing the container with its coins in the safe or vault provided for this purpose at night and other times when the coins are to be stored.

Due to the different diameters of coins of different denominations all sizes of coins cannot be readily stacked in a given area certain sizes accommodating themselves completely in a given area while other sizes require more or less area, wherefore the container of the present invention is made to be readily adapted to accommodate all sizes of coins for shipping as well as dispensing purposes.

It is therefore the principal object of the present invention to provide a container for wrapped coins that may be used as a shipping container and individual coin roll dispenser.

Another object of this invention isthe provision of a container for accomplishing the foregoing object which is extremely practical and requires an absolute minimum number of parts.

A further object of this invention is to provide a container in which al1 sizes of coins, that is, each denomination of coin, can be properly stacked so that no disarrangement and breakage of the rolls and Wrappers occur.

A still further and specific object of this'invention is to provide a container for coin rolls in which the rolls are similarly stacked against movement and `having means to take up the overall difference in dimension of the coin rolls whereby containers of the same external dimensions may be employed'and wherein the said makeup or filler means is employed with each size of coin.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention should be readily apparent by reference to the following specification considered in conjunction with the accompanying drawings forming a part thereof and it is to be understood that any modifications may be made in the exact structural details there shown and described, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from or exceeding the spirit of the invention.

In the drawings:

Fig. l is a perspective view of a container formed of pressed or stamped sheet metal and embodying the principles of the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a top plan View of the container of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view through the container as seen from line 3--3 on Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 but with the filler member in a second position for accommodating coins of sizes different from that accommodated in Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a vertical sectional view, at right angles to Fig. 3, through the container as seen from line 5-5 on Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a horizontal sectional view through the container as seen from line 6 6 on Fig. 3.

Fig. 7 is a View similar to Fig. 6 taken on line 7-7 on Fig. 4.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary sectional view adjacent one end of the container as seen from line 8 8 on Fig. 3.

Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the filler member or false wall through which the container is adapted to the above noted diiferent sizes and denominations of coins.

Throughout the several views of the drawings similar reference characters are employed to denote the same or similar parts.

The coin container, as disclosed in the drawings, is formed of sheet metal and comprises an outer substantially U-shaped shell providing a back 15 from the vertical edges of which project side members 16 and 17. The free or forward ends of the side members 16 and 17 are respectively turned at right angles to provide flanges 18 and 19. Secured to each side member 16 and 17 inwardly of the flanges 18 and 19 are, respectively, angle irons 20 and 21 each being securely spot welded or the like, through one of its legs to its side member and each of said angle irons having its second leg 22. and 23, respectively, equally inwardly spaced from the flanges 18 and 19 thereby providing at the said free or forward ends of the sides 16 and 17 a channel.

Secured between the outer shell back 15 and sides 16 and 17 at the upper ends thereof is a top 24 having its rear longitudinal edge down-turned as a flange 25 and similarly having its lateral or end edges respectively downturned as flanges 26 and 27. The flanges 25, 26 and 27 are respectively in face contact with the back 15 and sides 16 and 17 with said anges being secured to its contacting member by means of spot welding, or the like. The top 24 is provided at its forward edge with a down turned flange 28 and said top is of less width than the depth of the sides 16 and 17, wherefore, its forward edge down turned flange 28 is inwardly of the said sides flanges 18 and 19. Preferably, the said forward edge down turned flange 28 of the top 24 is in vertical alignment with the channel forming angle irons 20 and 21 for thereby providing an entrance to the side member channels for wardly of said top 24.

The top 24 is provided with a carrying handle which may be applied in any suitable or desirable manner. It is preferable that the handle be applied in such a manner that it can be folded out of the way with respect to the said top so that other coin containers can be mounted, one on top of the other.

As disclosed in the drawings the top 25 is provided with anaperture or opening 29-through which'A a handleL assembly is inserted. 'The handle assembly comprises a depressed' 'or 'dish shaped carrier '30"havin'g ara'dial `ange 31 to rest on the outer surface of the top 24 outwardly of the opening 29 with t the handle 32, per se, .disposed within' the sai'd 'dish of'the' carrier. Thehandlef32'is attached to 'the carrier 30 by means "of"trunnions l33' disposed' .in suitable' apertures through .the 'walls "of 'the said dished c'arrier "30 as clearly illustratedin Figs. 1 and 2.

Disposedbetween' the lower ends "of' ythe outer shell back 'and sides 16 'and'174 is a bottom'comprising a bottom panel 33 having its rear'edge' upwardly turned as a flange 34 in face Contact with the back1`5 and'with said. parts secured' to one another 'by'spot `welding or -the like. The transverse or 'side ,edgesefrthebottom'are upturned as Vat 35 and 36 inface contact with` the lower ends 4of' the'sides"1'6 and `17 and vwith said parts again secured'to'one another' throughspot welding,- or the like. The forward edge of the bottom panel33 is likewise upturnedas `at 37 and is vin alignment-with the side flanges 18 and 19. Secured 'to the saidibottom panel 33 inwardly of the bottom panelange 37is an angle iron 38-whichis secured through Aone of its-legsbeing spot welded to the said bottompanel z33. The angle iron 3S has its other leg 39 inwardly spaced from the bottom flange 37 an amount or distance substantially equal to the inward spacing' of' the angle irons 20 and 21 and "with said angle `iron v38 having its yleg'39 in alignment with the legs 22 and 23 of the said angle irons 20 yand 21. By this construction, there `is provided at said front end of the'bottom panel I33 a channel of equal width to the side walls channels for a' purpose subsequently to lbe made clear.

lThe top 24 has secured to its under surface, transversely` thereof, and inwardly of one of its side anges, side flange-27, for example7 an angle iron `40 having its depending leg 41 spaced from the said top depending ange 27 to thereby provide an abutment transversely of thetop 24and form, in effect, a channel or groove 41a transversely of the under surface of the said top 24.

lThe said channel or abutment 41 is for the purpose of retaining in operative position a ller or supplemental side wall member for the purpose of changing or varying the effective width of the interior of the container. The said ller or supplemental side wall member is illustrated in Fig. 9 and indicated in its entirety by the reference numeral 42, and comprises a panel 43 of a heighttsubstantially equal to the distance between the inner surfaces ofthe container top 24 and bottom 33 and. of a width substantially'equal to the distance between the inner surface of the channel forming angle iron leg 23 and the inner surface of the back 15, all as clearly illustrated in Figs. 3, 4, 6, and 7. The filler member 42 has its upper endinwardly turned to provide a flange 44 which has a width or depth substantially equal tothe width of the channel 41a, formed between the opposed faces of angle iron leg fit1-and top depending flange 27, with just suicient clearance to permit the ready insertion of the said ange 44'fwithin the said channel. The filler member 42 has the vertical edges of its panel 43 .likewise turned or upset to providefreenforcing and spacing flanges 45 and v46 with the upper and lower ends-fof each flange cut 'back or removed to provide clearance for the down turned top rear4 flange 25 andthe upturned'bottom rear flange 34 aswell as for front flangesli and 39. To permit ready manipulation of the said :filler memberor Supplemental side i 42 the vsaid channel 431 is provided' near its lower end with an aperture or nger hole 47.

The filler member or supplemental side member 42 is illustrated in Figs. 4 and 7 in'position with the 'filler member panel 43 in face Contact with the container side wall inner wall member 17 and in position in Figs. 3 and 6 with said panel'43 spaced from the said side wall member 17 a distance equal to the depth of its yilanges 43, 44 and-45. `With the fillermember 421m the positiony illustratede in Figs." 3 yandV `6'- the vertical.'` flanges-245..-and .145

of the panel 43 are in contact with the container shell supplemental side, the bottom end of the panel 43 is disposed on the container bottom with the upper end of said panel 43 along with its flange 44 disposed in the channel 41a and between leg or abutment 41 and container side 17. It is the disposition of this said upper end of the panel 43 and its dlange-. 44 that retains the filler member or supplementalside.in position With the ller member' '42 'inthe position of Figs. 4 and 7 the space.transverselyJo-fafthe `container between the opposed surfaces of the `side wall 16 and lller.v panel 42 is adapted' to receive 'on the"container"bottom "'33 "ten 'rolls of pennies oifoneentpieces-in a'ihorizontal direction while the height of the container affords space for ten layers of said rolls, this being illustrated in solid lines in said Figs. 4 and 7 and indicated by the reference numeral 48. This space will also accommodate nine rolls of nickels'or tive' cenrpiecesina horizontalfdirection and nine layers "f"ro`lls"in-a 'vertical' direction 'illust-rated' in Figs. 4 and i7 indotted llinesl-and` indicated bythel reference 'numeral 49,"or Athisspace "will'"accommodate eight rolls 4of quarters'or twentyive" cent'pieces-in said'horizontal ,direction and eight layers of rollsin a 'vertical direction' illustrated'insaidiFigsfl and f7' by phantom or dotiand da'sh AVlinesand 't indicated "by thereference numeral* 50. It ywill"be-"note`d that the' AhorizontalV4 rows of each" of" said^coinsV Yis` substantially completely utilized 'so ythat 'no-'relative vm'ovement'be'tween` the coin rolls is possible whileV the vertical rows stopishort-'oflthe top memberfarid particularly the undersurface lof the handle carrier memberit/ ALtherebyproviding a space A151 -above the'coins"and'ewhichlspace isutil-ized asfrnger 'room when iti'isv'desiiredtoextract aj coiny rolldor rolls. from' the'coni commodated with substantial-ly no space therebetween y while the height ofthe container permits a vertical stack of ten rolls of said dimes 'or tenv centpieces which lare illustrated in said Figs. '3 and-6 in solid lines and indicated by theV reference numeralSZgthis same space will adequately accommodate `in `a horizontal direction six rolls of 'one-half'y dollars or fty cent'pieces and will permit six layers f rollsyallas Villustrated 'in said'Figs. 3 and- 6 by'dotted linesand indicated by the reference numeral53. A space somewhat'greater thanv that above' the coin rolls in Fig. 4 is provided in Fig. 3, but this space is insui cient. to permit 'dislodgment of the coin rolls while at the same time` permitting the. nger'room 51 for Withdrawal of the coin rolls from the container.

The depth of the container is such as to accommodate the longest roll, namely, the one.cent rolls las shown in Fig. 7, and which depth will therefor accommodate the rolls of all coins. Since one-half dollars are made up in rollsof twenty, or` tendollars worth, theyare comparatively shortand-in fact of substantially'one-half the length of a penny. roll wherefor two. layers or vertical rolls of one-half dollars canbe accommodated in the preferred size of container such as illustrated in Fig. 6. By .this construction there-is'insuicient roomy provided between the forward. edge'of the vcoin rolls `andthe inner surface of the container closure member or door 54, subsequently to be described vin. detail,'to prevent dislodgment thereof 'andtherefor damage tothe rolls ortheinwrappers.

Aswas intimated above, the ,container is. adapted to .be Y

closed by a cover.oredoor-.andfwhichicover.or-.doorf54 is adapted to be slid downwardly in the groove' or channel provided at the forward ends of the container shell sides as above pointed out. This cover or door 54 is preferably formed of transparent material such for example as that of resin or synthetic resin condensate and generally designated as plastic which is tough and not easily broken. By making the door transparent the contents of the container can be readily observed and the rolls therein counted and which rolls are readily identified as to the denomination of coin therein both by their size and the usual color of the wrapper. The said cover or door 54 when completely closed has its lower end disposed in the l channel at the front or forward end of the bottom 33.

For shipping purposes it is desired to seal the cover in position to avoid pilfering or other tampering with the contents, wherefore, as seen in Figs. 1 and 2, the container top 24 is provided with an aperture 55 which is in alignment with an aperture 56 in the cover 54 when said cover is in its fully closed position and through which aligned apertures is passed a tie member such as a wire 57. The ends of the wire 57 are brought forwardly of the cover 54 and passed through a suitable seal 58 to be irremovable therefrom necessitating the tie and seal to be broken in order to remove the container front or cover 54.

From the foregoing, it will be noted that the filler member or supplemental side may be readily reversed for thereby changing the interior capacity of the container and that a single container will accommodate all sizes of coins. The said iiller member or supplemental side is mounted in position by merely angularly tilting the same to push its upper end and flange 44 into the channel 41a with its panel 43 either in face contact with the container shell side 17 or side panel 43 spaced from said container side 17 by its side anges 45 and 46 whereupon the said filler member or supplemental side is actuated to have its bottom edge resting on the container bottom 33. It will further be noted that the coin container of the present application fully accomplishes the objects initially set forth.

What is claimed is:

1. A container of the class described comprising a shell including a back and sides outwardly projecting from said back and with the free edges of said sides disposed normal thereto as inturned flanges and parallel with the back, a container bottom disposed between the lower ends of the shell sides and having a rear edge, a front edge, and side edges each upwardly turned normal to said bottom to provide a flange on said rear and side edges secured to the shell back and sides and a ange on said bottom front edge in alignment with the inturned an'ges, a container top including a top panel having a rear edge, a front edge and side edges each downwardly turned to be normal to the top panel to provide flanges and with said top panel rear and side flanges secured to the shell back and sides, said container top having its front edge depending flange inwardly spaced from the shell inturned flanges, a supplemental reversible container side having a length substantially equal to the height of the container between its top and bottom adjacent one side thereof and a width substantially equal to said container adjacent said one side thereof, said reversible supplemental side being supported on and upstanding from the container bottom and when in one position not materially atfecting the transverse dimension of said container but when in its reversed position materially reducing the transverse dimension of said container, and an abutment transversely of the container top spaced from said one container side for providing a channel receiving the upper end of the said supplemental side and retaining the said supplemental side in either of its reversible positions.

2. A container of the class described comprising a shell including a back and sides outwardly projecting from Said back and with the free edges of said sides disposed normal thereto as inturned flanges and parallel with the back, a container bottom disposed between the lower ends of the shell sides and having a rear edge, a front edge, and side edges each upwardly turned normal to said bottom to provide a flange on said rear and side edges secured to the shell back and sides and a llange on said bottom front edge in alignment with the inturned flanges, a container top including a top panel having a rear edge, a front edge and side edges each downwardly turned to be normal to the top panel to provide flanges and with said top panel rear and side anges secured to the shell back and sides, said container top having its front edge depending flange inwardly spaced from the shell inturned anges, said shell sides and container bottom leach having secured to its inner surface, inwardly of its front edge flange, an angle iron each having a leg in vetrical alignment with the container top depending front edge ange thereby forming a channel longitudinally of the bottom and vertically of the container sides, a cover removably mounted in said channels, a supplemental reversible container side having a length substantially equal to the height of the container between its top and bottom adiacent one side thereof and a width substantially equal to said container adjacent said one side thereof between the back and the leg of the channel forming angle iron carried thereby, said reversible supplemental side being supported on and upstanding from the container bottom and when in one position not materially aecting the transverse dimension of the said container but when in its reversed position materially reducing the transverse dimension of said container, and an abutment transversely of the container top spaced from said one container side for providing a channel receiving the upper end of the said supplemental side and retaining the said supplemental side in either of its reversible positions.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,186,642 Alamy June 13, 1916 1,313,003 Meklemburg Aug. 12, 1919 1,484,044 Toborg 1 Feb. 19, 1924 2,023,154 Trotter Dec. 3, 1935 2,355,845 Blank Aug. l5, 1944 2,459,571 Mihalek et al. Jan. 18, 1949 2,558,599 Wiles June 26, 1951 2,697,511 Cuni Dec. 21, 1954 FOREIGN PATENTS 23,393 Great Britain Oct. 14, 1912

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