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Publication numberUS1354211 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 28, 1920
Filing dateMay 6, 1920
Priority dateMay 6, 1920
Publication numberUS 1354211 A, US 1354211A, US-A-1354211, US1354211 A, US1354211A
InventorsReed Hugh T
Original AssigneeReed Hugh T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1354211 A
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" H. T. REED.



Patented Sept. 28, 1920.






APPLICATION FILED MAY 6, 1920. 1 PatentedSept. 28, 1920.



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I Specification Letters Patent. Patent d S t 2 1920.

' Application filed May 6, 1920. Serial No. 379,204.

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or holder adapted to hold several different articles to any of which access may be readily had when desired without disturbing the others.

ing compartments opening on the opposite faces thereof, preferably two compartments on each face, and to furnish covers or closures for said compartments with suitable means for hinging them to swing open as well as means for retaining them'in closed fined in the claims at the en positions. The invention also'contemplates the formation of the body of the case with the oppositely facing compartments of a single piece of sheet metal, the partitions separating the compartments on the same side of the case being also formed from the same integral blank. Other objects will appear as the description proceeds.

The invention will be first hereinafter described in connection with the accompanying drawings, which constitute part of this specification, and thenmore of the description.

In the accompanying drawings, wherein similar reference characters are used to designate corresponding parts throughout the several views Figure l is a perspective view of a pocket case made substantially in accordance with this invention, the same being closed and having the covers for the card and coin compartments on top.

Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the covers for said card and coin compartments raised.

Fig. 3 is a detailed View of a form of catch which may be used for retaining the covers of the several compartments closed.

Fig. 4 is a perspective View of the case arranged with the covers for the eye-glass and pencil compartments on top and partly raised.

Fig. 5 is a transverse section of a modified form of case drawn to a smaller scale and adapted to hold only one pair of eye-glasses.

, as This invention relates to pocket cases, and has for its object to provide a compact case A special object is to provide a case hav-- specifically de formed from 'as already suggested herein. A blank 3 of Fig. 6 is a similar view of another modified form of case drawn to a slightlyv larger scale than F 1g. 5 and showing a single cover for closing both compartments on one side. Fig. 7 s a broken perspective view of a part of the rim and middle partition of the case, drawn to substantially the same scale 1g. 4 and intended to disclose more clearly how the sub-partitions for the compartments on the opposite sides of said middle partition are formed from the material v of the latter.

Fig. 8 is a longitudinal section of the case as shown in- Fig. 1, taken on the line VIII-VIII of said figure.

Fig. 9 is a section on the line IXIX of the same figure.

F 1g. 10 is a diagrammatic view of a blank from which the case may be stamped or drawn, the cuts for the partition lugs being shown in solid lines and the bends of the metal in dotted lines.

Fig. 11 is a detailed broken view of one corner of the case to more clearly indicate how the blank is stamped or drawn so as to rebend its marginal portions for forming the opposltely extending flanges or rims, and

Fig. 12 is a detailed view showing how a hinge, for the cover may be formed in the rebent fold of the blank.

The body portion of the case, including the rim 1 and middle partition 2, is preferablystamped, pressed, drawn or otherwise a single piece of sheet metal,

suitable dimensions, as illustrated in Fig. 10, has its marginal portion bent in one direction on the dotted line 4 and then rebent in the other direction on the dotted line 5 so as to overlap and extend beyond the-initially bent portion 6. Said portion 6, with its overlapped portion, constitutes the inclosing flange for the compartments on one side of the partition 2, while the extending portion 7 of the rebent part constitutes the inclosing flange for the compartments on the other side of said partition. The corners of the case are preferably rounded, as at 8, Fig. 11, and seamless, but the contour and construction of said corners may be varied if desired.

At the same time, or prior or subsequently thereto, as may be found desirable, with the shaping of the rim or flanges of the case, lugs may be cut from the partition 2 as indicated by the solid lines 9 in Fig. 10.

These lugs are arranged in two rows, one row extending longitudinally of the case, and the other row 11 extending transversely thereof. The lugs 10 are bent to stand at 14 may right angles to the partition at one side thereof, while the lugs 11 are bent to the other side of said partition, each lug of both rows being bent on the dotted lines 12 of Fig. 10. The lugs 10 together form a partition separating the space at one side of the middle partition 2 into two compartments, one of said compartments, 13 in Fig. 9, being narrower than the other compartment 14 and designed for holding pencils, pens, cra ons or the like. The compartment e fitted with two ockets 15 and 16 for carliying two pairso eye-glasses, as shown in igs. 4 and 9, or said compartment may be left free of pockets and used for holdlng a single pair of eye-glasses or any other desired articles, as shown in Fig. 5. Where a single pair of eye-glasses is to becarried, the case may be made narrower to lfit snugly around it, if desired.

When the two pockets for the eye-glasses are used one of them is mounted on a cover 17 for the compartment 14, said cover being preferably hinged to the free ends of the lugs 10 as shown in Fig. 4. cover 18 for the compartment 13 is also preferably hinged to said lugs. If desired, however,

I both of the compartments 13 .and 14 may be covered by a single closure 19, Fig. 6, hinged to one lateral part of the flange or rim 7. When the covers are hinged to the partition lugs the ends of said lugs are bent to form sleeves 20 for the hinge pintles, as best shown in Fig. 7

The lugs 11 may be formed to support cover hinges in the same way, said lugs forming a transverse partition separating the space at the other side of the middle partition 2 into a compartment 22 adapted to hold cards, and a compartment 23 for coin or the like. The covers 24 and 25 for said compartments 22 and 23, respectively, are both preferably hinged to thelugs 11, as at 26, but it is obvious that these compartments, like those on the other side of the middle partition may be closed by a single cover if desire Any suitable form of catch for retaining the covers in closed position may be employed in each instance, and the same form of catch used on all of the covers or differout forms of catches used on diflerent covers of the case, as may be preferred. As illustrated in the drawings, however, the same simple form of catch is shown for each of the covers. This catch is best shown in Fig. 3 and consists of a spring leaf 27 soldered or otherwise fastened to the middle partition 2 and having a finger piece 28 and locking pin 29 extending through corresponding ho es 30 and 31 in the flange or rim of the case. The flange at the free edge of the cover is provided with a hole 32 adapted to register with the locking pin 29 when said cover is closed, and the resiliency of the spring leaf 2'1 of the catch normally pro jects said locking pin into said hole in the cover for retaining the latter closed. When it is desired to release and open the cover, it is only necessary to press the finger piece 28 whereupon said cover may be easily raised with the other hand.

Any or all of the compartments may be interfere with the use of the several compartments for the purposes intended. For instance, the openings may be made small enough to, prevent any coin from passing through them and escaping from the coin compartment. Obviously, cards, pencils oreye-glasses would not escape through such small openings from their respective compartments, were the linings omitted. Moreover, it is not necessary to form any of said openings in the portion of the partition 2 included in the pencil compartment 13, as shown in Figs. 4 and 7.

As suggested in Fig. 2, the inner surface of the card compartment cover may be polished to .serve as a mirror 35. It will also be noted that when the two eye-glass pockets 15 and 16 are employed, as in Figs. 4 and 6, they are arranged along opposite sides of the compartment 14 when the cover is closed, so that pockets are nested or located side by side in the case.

If desired, a cover for either or both of the compartments 22 and 23 may be hinged to the rim flange 6, the beads for the hinge pintles being formed in the rebent folds of said flange as suggested at 20 in Fig. 12. The slots to receive the supplemental parts of the hinge on the cover may be formed in the blank, as indicated in dotted lines at 20 in Fig. 10, when the partition lugs are formed. Any or all of the covers may also be retained closed by frictional encompartments, and covers for said compartments.

2. A pocket case having a middle partition and a rim extending at opposite sides thereof to form separate compartments opening at opposite sides of the case, said rim and partition being made of the same piece of sheet metal having its marginal portion bent to one side of the partition to form a rim flange around one compartment and then rebent upon itself and extended beyond said partition to form a rim flange around the opposite compartment, and co"- ers for said compartments.

3. A pocket case having a middle partition and a rim extending at opposite sides thereof to form separate compartments opening at opposite sides of the case, subpartitions in said compartments formed from the material of said middle partition by cutting and bending up spaced portions thereof in opposite directions,v and covers for' said compartments.

4. A pocket case having an intermediate partition and a rim extending at opposite sides thereof to form separate compartments opening at opposite sides of the case,

lugs cut and bent up in,

I'OWS on opposite sides of said partition to form sub-partitions dividing each of the opposite compartments into a plurality of sub-compartments, one of saidrows of lugs extending transversely of the case on one side of the intermediate partition, and another of said rows of lugs extending longitudinally of the case on the opposite side of said intermediate partition.

5. A pocket case having a main partition and a sub-partition formed of spaced lugs cut and bent up from the material of the -main partition, and a cover hinged to said spaced lugs of the sub-partition.

6. A pocket case having an intermediate partition and a rim extending at opposite sides thereof to form separate compartments opening at opposite sides of the case,

said rim and partition being made of the same piece of sheet metal having its marginal portion rebent upon itself to form the oppositely extending rim flanges of the compartments, and hinges for a cover formed in the rebent fold of said flange.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.


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U.S. Classification206/38, 220/524
International ClassificationB65D25/04, B65D43/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65D43/161, B65D2251/1016, B65D25/04
European ClassificationB65D43/16A, B65D25/04