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Publication numberUS1116660 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 10, 1914
Filing dateDec 12, 1912
Priority dateDec 12, 1912
Publication numberUS 1116660 A, US 1116660A, US-A-1116660, US1116660 A, US1116660A
InventorsHarry S Willis
Original AssigneeLeonard H Alkire
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket-book.
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H. S. WILLIS.

POCKET BOOK. APPLICATION FILED DEC. 12, 1912.

Patented Nov. 10, 19M.

[VITA/11355.5.-

H, s. WILLIS. POCKET BOOK. APPLICATION FILED DEG. 12, 1912.

1,11 6,660. Patented Nov. 10, 1914.

2 SHBBTB-SHEET 2.

WITNESSES.-

,nnirnn STATES PATENT OFFICE.

-HARRY fi. WILLIS, OF DENVER, COLORADO, ASSIGNOR 'I'O LEONARD H. ALKIRE, OF DENVER, COLORADO.

4 POCKET-BOOK.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 10, .1914.

Application-filed December 12, 1912. Serial No. 736,283..

To all whom it may concern I Be 'it known that I, HAfzRY S. WILLIs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Denver, in the county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pocket-Books, of

Y which the following is a specification.

' a number of separate compartments for con- My invention relates to improvements in pocket-books and its object resides in the provision of acombined purse and bill fold of novel construction which may be folded to a packageof a size sufficiently small to be carried inthe vest pocket and which has taining coins, bills, cards, tickets, papers and other objects commonly carried in a book of this character.

My improved pocket book is constructed to secure bank notes and the like so that they may be singly or collectively removed while, the book is in apartly closed condition, it has a pouch for coins, access to which may be had by partially opening the folded book, it is provided with a coin holder in which, coins of small denominations' such as nickles, dimes and. quarters, are held in assorted order and it furthermore has a pocket adapted to contain cards,

railroad tickets and other similar articles or' to receive the ends of bills or papers 4 placed in the fold.

The construction of my improved pocket book is very simple and it may, for this reason, be manufactured at a low cost.

In the accompanying drawings in the various views of which like parts, are similarly designated, Figure 1 represents an inside view of the pocket-book in the unfolded condition drawn, in perspective. Fig. 2, a similar view of the book partly folded illustrating the manner in which paper money is placed therein so that it may be I removed without unfolding the book. Fig.

3, a perspective'view of the ocket-book partly opened for the removal 0 coins from one of the two purses included in its construction. Fig. 4c, a longitudinal section through the article in the unfolded con dition. Fig. 5, a similar section of the pocket-book partly folded as shown in Fig.

3 drawn to an enlarged scale. Fig. 6, an

' enlarged transversesection taken along the line 6-6, Fig. 5, and, Fig.7, a perspective view of the pocket-book folded ready to be placed in the pocket.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, my improved pocket-book consists of two oblong cover members 2 and 3 which are joined by sewing along one of their longi tudinal edges as at 4, with the exception of their end portions which are left loose for purposes hereinafter to be described.

The outer cover member 2 consists of a single piece of leather or other suitable material which at one of its ends is extended beyond the corresponding edge of the inner member 3 to provide a flap 5 which when folded upon the adjacent end portion of the inner member, as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, is

secured thereto by means of a snap fastening 6. i

The" unconnected. portion of the inner member at its opposite end, constitutes a.

the pocket-book, while the other constitutes a holder 19 in which small change suitable for carfare and small purchases, is maintained in assorted order according to the sizes of the coins.

The pouch18 is formed by means ofa' lining E of about one-half the len th of the members '2 and 3 but of equal wi th, which by means of stitching shown at 9, is secured along its entire circumferential edge upon the inner surface of the inner member at the end portion thereof which, normally, is fastened'by the flap 5 of the outer member;

Access to the pouch may be had through an opening 10'cut in the inner cover-member between its end edge and the transverse line C about which the other. parts of the book are folded upon the end portion which the said 0 string is formed. I

The coin holder 19' consists of a'doubled piece of leather 12, onefhalfof which is se-- cured along-three of its edges along the end edge of the inner-cover member'and the thereto adjacent portions of its longitudinal edges, and upon the outer surface of the lining 8, while the other half is left loose to provide a flap 13 which when folded upon the fixed portion of the piece 12, covers and secures the coins which are held thereon in assorted order, by the following means.

A piece of leather 14, which in size equals the part of the doubled piece 12 secured upon the cover member, is fastened along the edges of the same at which it is sesured upon the lining, and the space between the two pieces thus connected is divided by means of transverse rows of stitching 16, into four pockets of different width which are openat one of their ends to receive small coins such as quarters, nickels and dimes. The pockets are provided with longitudinal slots 15 cut in the piece 14 bers of the'pocket-book. When the book is" carried in the pocket it is folded to about one-fourth of its length, along the three transverse lines A, Band C which respectively define the folding line of the flap 7 the end of the pouch l8 and the width of faces of the outer and inner covermembers andthe said end portion is, as hereinbefore explained, fastened" at its end by means of the flap 5 on the outer meniber which protects the coins, bills and apers placed between the two cover mem ers in either the coin holder 19 or the pocket 17.

To place papermoney in the pocket book so that it is securely held therein while'at the same time it may be removed without the necessity of opening the book entirely, the latter, is first opened as shown in Fig. l and the flap 7is folded upon the body portion'of the book as indicated in the same figure. The bank notes are now placed upon the outer surface of the inside cover member with their end portions overlapping the line A along which the flap is folded and the latter is subsequently inserted into a fold of the bank note by folding the latter into the space between 'the said flap and the outer surface of the other ortion of the member 3, as is clearly shown along the lines A- and B and the folded portion securedby means of the snap fastenand the outer member havin nected at one of their longitudin'a and adapted to be folded along transverse.

When it is desired to remove one or more bills from the pocket book it is but necessary to partially open the same by loosening the fastening when the bills folded in' the book may be successively or collectively extracted therefrom by pulling their protruding ends.

Paper money of higher denomination or valuable papers may be secured between the two cover members of the pocket book by slipping their ends into the pocket 17 .are placed in the pouch 18 from which they may be readily removed by opening the book as shown in Fig; 3 and exerting a slight pressure upon the longitudinal edges of the same which causes the mouth of the pouch to open.

To better explain the manner in which the bank notes or other papers are folded in the pocket-book, the position of the same upon the outer surface of the inner cover member has been indicated in Fig. 5 by means of a heavy line 22 and that of a paper placed between the said members and in the pocket 17 by means of a similar line 23.

Having thus described my I claim and desire to secure by Letters-Patent is:

A pocket-book comprising outer and inner oblong cover-members connected at one of their longitudinal edges and unconnected at their other edges and adapted to be folded along transverse lines, the inner member having a pouch, and in the face of its end-portion defined by one of said lines, an opening affording access thereto,

at its corresponding end, a flap adapte to be folded ber, whereby to close at that point the space between said members, and means for fastening said flap in its folded position.

2. A pocket-book comprising inner and outer cover-members of oblong sha e conedges lines, the end-portions of the said members determined by one of said lines being unconnected, the inner member having a pouch formed by a lining secured u on its inner surface and in the outer -sur ace of the said end-portion, an opening affording access tliereto,.and a coin-holder secured at the said end-portion upon the said lining. ,3. A pocket-book comprising inner and outer cover-members of oblong shape connected at one of their longitudinal edges and adapted to be folded along transverse lines, the end-portions of the said members determined by one of said lines being unconnected, and a coin-holder secured upon "the inner surface of the said end-portion upon the inner surface of the said-end-' portion of the inner member and provided with a plurality of coin-pockets open at one of their ends and each adapted to contain a row of coins.

5. A pocket-book comprislng lnner and outer cover-members of oblong shape connected at one of their longitudinal edges Y and adapted to be folded along transverse edges, whereby to lines, the end-portions of the said members determined by one of said lines being unconnected, and a coin-holder secured upon the "inner surface of. the said end-portion of the inner member along three of its form a pocket which has an opening at its end opposite to that adjacent the end-edge of said. member.

'6. A pocket-book comprising inner and outer cover-members of oblong shape connected at one of theirlongitudinal edges and adapted to be folded along transverse lines, the end portions of said members defined by the outer ones of said lines being unconnected, and the inner one of said members having a pouch and in the outer surface of'one of its end-portions, an opening afi'ording access thereto, and a coin-holder secured uponthe inner surface of the same end-portion.

7. A pocketbook comprising inner and outer cover-members of oblong shape connected only at one of their longitudinal edges and adapted to be folded alongtransverse lines, the end portionsof said members, defined by the outer ones of said lines,

beingv unconnected; and the inner one of said members having a pouch and in the outer surface of one of its end-portions, an

- opening affording access thereto, and a coinholder secured upon the inner surface of the same end-portion along all of its-edges butone, toifor m a pocket for the insertion of articles placed between said members.

- 8. A pocket-bookcomprising inner and 'du t er cover-members of oblong shape connected atone of their longitudinal edges support upon its inner surface,

and adapted to be folded along transverse lines, the end portions of said members defined by the outer ones of said lines, being unconnected, and the inner one of said members having a pouch and in the outer surface of one of its-end-portions, an opening affording access thereto, and a coin-holder secured upon the inner surface of the same end-portion, the outer member having a flap adapted to be folded over the edge of the latter, and having means for fastening it in its folded position;

' 9. A ocket-book comprising inner and outer cover members of oblong shape connected at one of their longitudinal edges and adapted to be foldedalong transverse lines, the end portions of said members defined by the outer ones of said lines being unconnected, and the inner one of said members having a pouch and in the outer surface of one of its end-portions, an opening affording access thereto, and a coin-holder secured upon the inner surface of the same end-portion, the said members having a fastening for securing their portions other than those at the end lastmentioned, in the folded position, and the outer member having a flap adapted to be folded over an edge of the inner member, and having means for fastening it in its folded position 10. A pocket-book comprising an oblong member adapted to be folded along transverse lines, and to support upon its inner surface, a bill so that it is entirely accessi ble when the member is in the unfolded con dition and so that only one of its ends is exposed when the member is in a partially folded condition, and a flap normally covering an end portion of said member and adapted to be folded separately about a line coincident with one of said transverse lines. for its insertion in the fold of a bill placed upon said member for thepurpose described.

11. A pocket-book comprising inner and outer cover-members of oblong shape adapted to be folded together, along transverse lines, the inner member being adapted to support upon its inner surface, a bill so as to be entirely accessible when the members i are in the unfolded condition, and so that only an end of the same is exposed when the members are in a partially folded condition, an end portion of the inner member,

defined by one of the said transverse lines, being detached along its edges from the corresponding portion of the outer member,

so that it can be folded separately about the said line for its insertion in a fold of a bill placed upon said inner member for the purpose described.

12. A pocket book comprisin inner and outer cover-members of oblong s ape adapted to be folded together, along transverse lines, the inner member being adapted to a bill so as to be entirelyaccessible when the members are in the unfolded condition, and so that an end of the same is ex osed when the membersarein a partially olded condition. 5 an end portion of the inner member, defined by one of the said transverse lines being detached along its edges from the corresponding portion of the outer member, so that it can be folded separately about the said line for its insertion in a fold of a bill placed upon said inner member for the purpose described, the said inner member having at its opposite end portion, a pouch and in the face of said portion, an opening affording access thereto.

13. A pocket book comprising inner and outer cover-members of oblong shape adapted to be folded together, along transverse lines, the inner memberbeing adapted to support upon. its inner surface, a bill so as to be entirely accessible when the members are in the unfolded condition and so that an end 'of'the same is exposed when the members are in a partially folded condition, 259 an end portion of the inner member, defined by one of the said transverse lines, being detached along its edges from the 'c'orre: sponding portion of the outer member, so that it can be folded separately about the $03 said line for its insertion in a fold of a bill placed upon said inner member for the purpose described, the said inner member having at its opposite end portion, a pouch in the face of said portion, an opening afi'ordik ing access thereto, and a coin-holder secured at the same end of the said member in the space-between the two members.

14. A pocket book comprising an oblong element adapted to be folded along two j transverse lines and having a pouch and in the inner face of its portion between one of its ends and the adjacent one of said lines, an opening affording access thereto, the said element having means for fastening its other 3 portions in the folded position for securing the contents thereof While the portion having the said opening, remains unfastened for ready access.

15. A pocketbook comprising outer and inner cover-members of oblong shape connected to receive bills and other articles between them, and adapted to be folded along transverse lines,,the inner member having a pouch, and in the face of its. portion between one of its ends and the thereto adjacent one of said lines, an opening affording access to said pouch, the said members being adapted to separate at the said end, and the outer member havin at the said end, a flap adapted to be folded over the adjacent edge of the inner member whereby to close the said end Without closing the said opening, and means for fastenin said flap in its folded position.

16. Apoc et book comprising inner and outer cover-members of oblong shape adapt- 66 ed to be folded along transverse lines forsecuring bills or other articles placed between them or upon the outer surface of the inner member, the said members being fastened so-that an end portion of the inner member 70 can be separately folded along one of said lines, and a coin holder secured upon the inner surface of the said end-portion of said inner member, and having an opening for the insertion of coins, which normally is in the space between said members.

17. A pocket-book comprising inner and outer cover-members of oblong shape ada )ted to be folded along transverse lines for curing bills or other articles placed between them or upon the outer surface of the inner member, the said members being fastened so that an end-portion of'the inner member can be separately foldedalong one of said lines, and a coin-holder secured upon the inner surface of the said end-portion of said inner: member and havin an opening for the insertion of coins w i'ch normally is in the space between said members, the outer member having at its corresponding end, a flap ada ted to be'folded over the adjacent edge of t e inner member.

In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature in presence of two Witnesses. HARRY S. WILLIS. Witnesses:

G.-J. ROLLANDET, L. RHOADES.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/136, 150/141, 150/143, 206/.81
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/08