Frame Fastenings Patents (Class 232/6)
  • Patent number: 4286526
    Abstract: A coin bank in the form of a hollow receptacle having a slidable bottom locked in closed position by a concealed locking device which can be rendered ineffective by inserting a release pin or the like into a very small passageway formed in the bottom of the receptacle to release the locking device with the passageway receiving the pin being concealed by a penetrable cushioning member. The bottom of the receptacle is provided with a plurality of directional arrows of distinguishable color pointing to a plurality of concealed passageways for receiving the releasing pin but only one of these passageways, is associated with the locking device. This passageway is known only to the owner of the bank or those having knowledge of the color code for a particular bank thereby more effectively preventing unauthorized removal of coins from the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1981
    Assignee: Charles J. Simpson
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Rabelos