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Publication numberUS1578807 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 30, 1926
Filing dateJul 23, 1925
Priority dateJul 23, 1925
Publication numberUS 1578807 A, US 1578807A, US-A-1578807, US1578807 A, US1578807A
InventorsHenry Crossman
Original AssigneeHenry Crossman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocketbook holder
US 1578807 A
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March 30 1926.

H. CROSSMAN POCKETBOOK HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed July 2.3.' 1925 Patented Mar. 30, `1926.



' Applicationled July 23, 1925. Seria1f 'No,.v45,475.

To all whom, t may concern.'

Be it known that I, HENRY CRossMAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Toledo, in the county ot Lucas andv the State of Ohio, have invented a newfand useful Pocketbook Holder, which invention is fully set `forth in the following specification. My invention has for its object to provide a combined pocketbook and key holder which is so constructed that the pocketbook may be readily Connected' to the holder and the lholder may be readily secured `to the pocket. The construction issuch that the pocketbook may be slipped into position on the holder and the holder slipped over the edge of the pocket andthen locked to the pocket. In the preferred form of construction the locking means also provides for securing a key ring to the holder. l

The invention may be contained in structures ior readily securing various articlesin 'position with reference to' garments wornby the user of the invention. To illustrate a practical application of the invention, I have shown clips to which a pocket book and keys may be readily connected and secured in position in the pocket of a garment such as a coat of a wearer, and shall describe them hereinafter. The clips lselected as an ex,- ample are shown in the accompanying drawings.

Figure 1 illustrates a side view of a clip selected as an example of structures embodying my invention and shown as being secured in the pocket of the coat. Fig. 2

illustrates a view of a section through thel clip, an end view being shown of a pocketbook that is secured to the clip. Fig. 3 illustrates a portion of the pocketbook to illustrate rings t-hat .are secured to the pocketbook and which are connected when desired to the clip shown in Figs. 1 to 3. Fig. 4 illustrates a front view of a modified form of clip.- Fig. 5 illustrates a section taken on the plane of the line 5-5 indicated in Fig. 4.

The clip shown in Figs. 1 to 3 consists of a sheet metal elastic strip 1 that is bent at its central portion as at 2. One end 3 is turned outward to form a lip whereby the strip 1 may be readily slipped into a pocket 22, the lip 3 being located on the outside of the pocket. On one leg of the strip 1 is located a strip 4 that is secured at one end to the leg of tlie'strip 1 by means koit the krivet 7. Thestrip 1 has a part 5 and the stripi 4 is so bent thatthe major portions of ,the

strip 4 and the part 5 are located in spacedV and parallel relation to the leg 6. The strip 4 and the part 5 extendl towards ,each other.

and their free ends, overlap as shown at a8.

The end of the strip 4 being located on the.

inside of, that is, between the upper end of the part 5 and the. leg 6 ofi the strip1.

Also the strip 4 is so bent that it elastically makes contact with the end oftheV stripA 11 y where they overlap. A pocketbook, may

be provided with one or more rings, such as,

the rings 10, vand may be connectedtozthe istrip 1 lby slipping the rings .between the.

overlapping'ends of the strips 4 `and'l.` rIt the pocketbook Qis provided with more than one ring 10 the rings 10 are preferably spaced apart'so .that when they are placed in position on the stripsv4 and 1 the vupper e ring' 10V will be located wellabovethe joverlapping ends of vthe strips 4 and l. lWhen the pocketbook 9 isgprovided lwith two rings 10, the rings may be linserted in position on the strips 4 and 1, byfslightly folding the, pocketbook along the line between the rings l0. e l i The strip 1 is secured to the pocket by means ot a pivotedlmernbe'r 11 that is con@ nected to the leg y12 of the strip 1. The leg 12 oi the strip 1 isr provided with a pair ,ot ears 13 that are bentup Jfrom the strip 1 and the pivoted member 11 isprovidedl with outwardly extending lugs 14 that pass through the ears 13 and so as to pivotally move between the lugs 14. The'member 11 has a part 15 that overhangs the lip 3 and 'Y Y so that it may be moved towards the leg 6 of the strip 1 and makecontact with theleg 6. The end of the .overhanging part 15 may be provided with 'a serrated edge for engaging the cloth of a part of the garment, if the garment is located between the end 15 and the leg 6 of the strip 1. The member 11 is resiliently held from contact with the leg 6 of the strip 1 by vmeans of a spring 16 that is secured tothe leg 12 of the strip 1 and is bellied outward at a `point below the lugs 14 that pivotally connect the' member 11 to the ears 13 and so as to push the lower end 15 of the strip 11 outward from the strip 1. This outward movement, however, is limited by means of a latch member 17 that is pivotally connectedy to the ears 13 by uol lugs 18 that extend outward through the ears 13. The latch member 17 has :an 4end portion 19 that is located substantially at right angles to the body portion of the latch forced against the leg 6 of the strip 1.

lvlhen, however, it is desired to release the clip from the garment, the latch 17 may be raised and by lreason of the elasticity of the Y spring A16 .the bellied portion will push the memberll outward so that the serrated-edge of the end 15 willbe located remote from' the leg 6 of the strip 1 and so 'that the turned ende-.3 of the leg 12 of the strip 1 will act as a guide for the insertion of ythe clip into position Arelative to a part of the garment,

secure-dto the hook.

such as, into the side of a pocket.

fidesired thelatch 17 may be provided with-a returned portion 20 and so as to form an elastic hook anda key ring 2l may be Thus the clip may be used for not only securing a. pocketbook in position' in a pocket but also for securing a ring of keysto a part of the garment ot the user of the invention.y

'In the form of clip shown in Figs. 4 and 5, a spring 25 is secured to the leg 12 of the strip 1 .and the latch 17 operates through an opening'26 formed in the leg-12 to press the spring `towards the leg 6 ot the strip.

The spring has a 'turned end 28 that will be pressed against the leg 6 of the strip to secure the clip to--agpart of the garment; A spring hook member 29 may be pivotally secured to the strip 1 for securing any object, such as, Ya pocketbook, to the clip.

l claim: n Y

.1. In .an elastic clip, a bent strip having vleg portions, .an elastic strip secured to one yleg portion of the said bent strip for` elastica'lly 'and removably connecting an objectv to the clip, a spring operated member, a latch member pivotally supported on one leg of the said bent strip .and having an end portion turned at rig-ht angles to the body port-ion of the latch and in position to en gage thesaid spring operatedinember and so as to press the end of the said spring op-y erated member towards the other leg o the strip against the yielding resistance of the spring. i

2. In an elastic clip, a bent strip lhaving leg portions, a pair of elastic strips secured to one leg portion of the said bent strip and having overlapping ends that -are elastically maintained in contact with each other, an object having a ring and secured to the bent strip by insertion of the ring `between the overlapping strips, a pivoted member secured to the otherleg of the bent strip, a spring having a bellied portion for maintaining one end of the lpivoted member remote from the first. named leg, a latch member pivotallyv supported on one leger" the said bent strip and having an end portion turned at right angles Vto the body portion of the latch and in position to engage the HENRY CROSSMAN.

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US7347323 *Nov 25, 2003Mar 25, 2008Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.Boxed and secured necktie package
US20050109644 *Nov 25, 2003May 26, 2005Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.Boxed and secured necktie package
U.S. Classification24/3.5
International ClassificationA45F5/02, A45F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45F5/022
European ClassificationA45F5/02P