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Publication numberUS1255481 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1918
Filing dateOct 11, 1917
Priority dateOct 11, 1917
Publication numberUS 1255481 A, US 1255481A, US-A-1255481, US1255481 A, US1255481A
InventorsErnest Spranger
Original AssigneeErnest Spranger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Detachable pocket.
US 1255481 A
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, To all whom it may concern:

'Be it known that ERNEST Srmnonn, a citizen of the'United tates, residing at New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Detachable Pockets, of which the following is a` full, clear, and exact specication.

This invention relates to'pockets,'and has for its object to provide a'n improved detachable pocket which may be readily ati' part of a garment, or any other articles,- i5

tached to a garment, either inside or outside,

-or used in other places, such as 'on .horse blankets, sides of tents, etc. Another ob'ect is to provide a simple, inexpensive and e ective device for detachably fastening the lpocket to a` garment or elsewhere, so that said pocket cannot be detached without the knowledge of the wearer.

The invention will be first hereinafter described in connection with the accompanying drawings, which constitute part of this specification, and then more'speciically defined in the claims at the end of the description.

lln the accompanyingdrawings, wherein similar reference characters are used to designate corresponding parts throughout the several views Figure l is a front elevation of a pocket made substantially in accordance with this invention detachably fastened to'a portion of a garment, or other fabric.

Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the pocket alone, showing the fastening devices. Fig. 3 is a section on the line lllil-llll of Fig. 1, showing how the ton tening devices engage the abrio to which the pocket is attached.

Figa is a section on the linel llV-FV of Fig. 3, and Fig. 5 is a detailed edge view ,ofone of the fastening devices.

lln Figs. 1, 3' and d, the fabric l may be such as a tent or horse blanket, where it may be desirable to use the pocket 2.v Said pocket comprises a body portion 3 and a flap 4, the latter being secured in closed position by snap fasteners 5. lf desired, the pocket may be subdivided into a fplurality of compartments, as by the line o stitching 6.

tpeeiction of Lettera Patent.\

application med October 11, 1917. serial lt'o. 196,025.

I tened to the fabric 1. by

es of the fas-I 'ing away from the adjacent lateral '.llhe pocket, as awhole, a plurality of devlces, each consisting stitches 10, and a pointed tongueor pin 8 whlch is bentaway from the plate at 'its juncture therewith, as at 9, and then extends str alght along 'the plate preferably to a point beyond the end of the same. Fach astemng device is preferably made of a Single piece of metal and the outwardly bent portlon 9 of the tongue is vdesigned to, be passed through the fabric and back again, while the pointed. end portion of said tongue lles close to the plateportion, where it vis concealed by the fabric', as shown in Fig. 4:. It will thus be seen that only a small portion of each fastening device isexposed and there is no Vdanger of the pointed end of vth'e tongue catching into anythin on the of a garment cannot be done without attracting the attention of the wearer.

Having thus described my invention, what lt claim as new and desire to ters Patent of the United States is 1. The-combination with a pocket, of a plurality of fastening devices, each compris ing a plate portion secured to the pocket, and a tongue to engage a fabric to which the pocket is to be attached, said devices being arranged in parallel pairs near the lateral edgesf of the pocket with the tongues piinte ges, whereby the fabric must be hunched to `per Init the pocket to be attached or detached.

2'. The combination with a pocket, of a fastening device comprising a plate portion secured to the pocket, and a tongue initially is detachably fasof a` plate portion 7, l secured to the rear surface of the pocket'by rammen nena, raie.

again bunching the fabric which in the case secure by Let.-

' formed with an offset portion standin away from said plate orti'on and adapte to be passed back land orth through the fabric tov purpose specied. which the pocket is to be attached, and a In testlmonywhereof Ihave signed my 5 relatively long straight portion pointed at nameto this specication.

its free end and adapted to lie fiat upon the plate portion of the fastening device between said plate portion and said fabric Where it is concealed by the latter, for the ERNEST SPRANGER.

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US2604627 *Jul 8, 1949Jul 29, 1952Abbott Paul DInsertable and removable shirt pocket
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US4587682 *Apr 24, 1984May 13, 1986Schultz Dennis BSleeping bag
US4783120 *Jul 7, 1987Nov 8, 1988Kiechlin Robert JSeat cushion
US5815843 *Jun 25, 1996Oct 6, 1998Survival, Inc.Accessory fastener for garments
US5860165 *Mar 28, 1997Jan 19, 1999Cvijanovich; StefanConcealed compartment incorporated into head gear
U.S. Classification2/247
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/20