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Publication numberUS1580346 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1926
Filing dateOct 10, 1925
Priority dateOct 10, 1925
Publication numberUS 1580346 A, US 1580346A, US-A-1580346, US1580346 A, US1580346A
InventorsSutter Robert L
Original AssigneeSutter Robert L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bill fold
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April 13, 1926. 1,580,346 R.L.SUTTER BILL FOLD Filed Oct. 10. 1925 INVENTOR.

7213.5 Zia?" Y L AT7URNEY Patented Apr. '13, 1926.


BILL ronn.

Application filed October 10, 1925. Serial li o. 61,707.

To all whom it may concern: Be it known that Ronnn'r L. SU'rrnR, a'citlzen of the United States, residing at Omaha,

in the county of Douglas and State of Nebraska, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bill Folds, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to bill folds and has for its object to provide a safe and convenicnt means of carrying currency and'valuable papers, in what is known as a bill fold or bill book, safe for the reason the bills and papers are held firmly by transverse bands or keepers, which are made fast to the outer edgeof one section of the bill fold, thence passing underneath and to the outside edge of the opposite SeCl'IOIl of the bill fold. The billfold has four of these transverse bands and it is only necessary tolay the bills on the top of"'t he.bands and then fold the one section agalnst the other, which operation will bring the bands on the v one section over the bills and an oppos 1te folding of the bill book will bring bills placed on the opposite side underneath the bands on the opposite side of each section.

Another object of the invention is to pro-- vide pockets on the inner side of one of the sections in which change, postage or small articles of any kind may be carried, these pockets are rotected by folding the sect on opposite to t e one on which the pockets are situated against these pockets. Also the bill book as well as being folded lengthwise may be folded transversely for convenience in carr ing in a small pocket."

l ith the above and other objects in new the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter set forth,shown in the drawing, described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the in- 5 vention.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of one side of the bill fold showing bills disposed therein.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the bill fold showing section thereof.

the pockets attached to one Figure 3 is a perspective view of the bill fold showing the same transversely folded.

Referring to the drawings-the numerals 1 and ,2 designate adjacent bill fold sections, to the outeredges of which are secured zit-3 straps 4. The straps 4 extend inwardly and pass between the adjacent inner edges of the sections 1 and 2 to the opposite sides of the sections, and are secured thereto at 5 to their outer edges, said inner edges being designated by the numeral 5. A hill 7 is shown disposed behind the transverse bands 4 of the section 1, and a bill 8 is disposed behind the bands 4 on the section 2, and it will be seen it is only necessary to lay the bills 8 and 7 on the top of the bands 4 and then fold the one section against the other, which operation will bring the bands on the one section over the bills on the other section, and the bands will hold the bills in position. If desired the bill fold may be bent upon itself as shown in Figure 3 to form a more compact package where it is desired to place the fold in a small pocket.

From the above it will be seen that a bill fold is provided which is convenient in form, and in which currency and valuable papers may be disposed, and which when in folded condition holds firmly and safely the money, and by unfolding the sections, the contents may be easily and quickly removed. One side of one of the sections may be provided with pockets 9, in which change, postage or any other articles may be carried.

The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as new and useful is 1. A bill fold comprising adjacent sections, straps secured to one of the sections adjacent its outer edge, said straps extending transversely of said section and under the other section and secured adjacent the outer edge of the other section.

2. A bill fold comprising adjacent sections, straps connected to sald sections adjacent their outer edges'on both sides of the sections, said straps crossing each other between the sections and passing to opposite sides of the sections.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification150/132
International ClassificationA45C1/06, A45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06
European ClassificationA45C1/06