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Publication numberUS1583633 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1926
Filing dateDec 1, 1925
Priority dateDec 1, 1925
Publication numberUS 1583633 A, US 1583633A, US-A-1583633, US1583633 A, US1583633A
InventorsWeissbrod Willis H
Original AssigneeWeissbrod Willis H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Key case
US 1583633 A
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May 4 19.26.-

' w. H. WEISSBROD KEY CASE Filed Deb. 1, 1925 flliilll 1 IN VEN TOR.

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Patented May 4, 1926.



Z '0 all whom it may; concern .1

Be it known that LWILLIS, I-L'WEIssnRonQ po cketcases especially desig fed for holding and l carr ying j k eys, and consists essentially qf an intermediate, flexible; part halving rlapping; flex e flaps tp ev d d w th p al fa g Jee-'em tv hack ng ettached ,to said Vbedy part to the same siye to mnnu fectune yet durable, conyenient, l 257 d ptde 1 en l s 7 said case from ,wee 'lngi and 1 nfio r d supp o -ting means for a key-cer- 'y ngeh n, t ge her wi 51 ot er part and lnelnbers ,as may be necessary or desirable} inio rderi to render the case complete and'serviceable in every respect, all as hereinafter; setforth. 1 it,

.The pri mery y object ot my nvention 1s to produce av case, ,otthe cha \cter described;

whih [s OOHlPlIjtttlYBlYi silnple end il exper ea te le tre'e ite .epp ei e e keys contained in than most;othe r key ceses of the sainiesize.

' furthenobject is to provide such key he n p ep rfl fipmteW2 1,Qthe i i tmted 46 which'embe l f s e vra iea rm 9 m n ene wme' t t es se ne elps ds ,.E e... anguisometric V ew of sa d case when open 50 througlrtheclosedease takn'ontlines 3 3,

lookingijin the (llIBClJlQIl Qffihg assoc ated arthe body of the case,thu synot only enhi ncw the Ic ase, biit reduclng n t e p ee i t,

bemeerg e de to. u

to .the minimum bing' partsy and; rendering said case more iCOILW l Q U- QhQ dl 7 {I 4- F X e entegs wi l appear r in thelcourse oij the following" description.

Item th claim andse ur nqgevam mess f my i e tiqe -;b i he mea s l d; l-Ti an; n ar d; Yrti' l ect row, in 1, en irrtermediate portion of the Lease being bi oken out.

sini' I the pocket in. which hel eme se iiri and, c p b e, of pq ta m- ,ing at l aggiergbunch 9r lergernumber of, keys n the accompanying drewings," in

additional j seefiess v f h v v; e 4 said body, eyenthoug'h said backing be made no ..Sinii -i,reer nqe fil m nts des g a ar parts throughout the several views.

A ppli eation filed December 1, 19215; Serieil Referring"tofthe dritwings, it willbe seen that m key a e comprises a: folder of flexlblefrnater al consisting of] a back or'body 1 having articulated to the leftand rig htliandflongitudinel edges 'thereof respeccover t; e baokingstrip or piece 5 stitche d to the lns ide ofsaicl body,'and having its top portion turnedover to form a deep or wide hern or troll 6 through which extends from end toi end a p'assagewa" 7; 2t flexible, keysnpporting 'Inenibe'r, m erably' consistingof T e cliain 8 passing through said passageway anchproyided' Witha cla s pi 9 to end from ends ofsiid chain rnaylbe attached end' detached, lnale fasteners 1O 10,Loneof which is secured to said backing in front in the centen of saiclirbllyandthe other of which isf attached to said firstnamed flap nee-1f the bottoin in the longitudinal center thereof, and'felnele fastening n1'e1nbers1'1 11, both which are secured to said coven adjgte'ent to the top and bottom edgesand inset ash ort distance from the free longi- 30 tu dina l pa e thereof.

The edges of the body 1, flap 2, and cover here turned over, on the inside and stitched as at 17);;0 foi'm' a hem 12, in the cusmmr jmn r. v backing 5 is inserted between the backl and the hem 1221's the bottom, and the stitch ing 17 for such hem and which passes throughlthe body 1 and the" hem-forming The" lower edge of the part also passes through said backing; The

stitching] for the l iern 12 at the top o fthe body 1 also passes through the rear portion ofthe roll 6. ,Additional transyerseflines" of stitchi x113 and 14 are provided, also longitudinehlines of stitching 15-15, for

the purpose ofsecuringthe backing 5 to the body 1 intermediate ofthe endsthereofb Thelstitches iat 13 pass through the body 1 and thebecking b', including the part 01 said backing that forms the b'eckof the roll 6 anjdfthe lower: end gortion of which is inserted between 'ody and'fthe mein part of seid backin The stitches at 14 and '15 pass through the bodyl and backtical or longitudinal" stitches e1 the vet being, adjacent to the longitudinal edges of seid backing; The ba'ckin curely attached to the'bo y 1fsuppliels the or stability needed by ot 'flexiblepnietei'izil similainto that of which said body is made, affords a suitable bed.

for the keys suspended from the chain 8, and with it the double thickness at the back is provided, the flap 2 and cover 4 provide a double thickness at the front, when said flap and cover are closed.

The chain 8, shown in connection herewith, is of the ball and link type, and the clasp 9 is so constructed that the balls at the ends of said chain can be snapped into and out of engagement with said clasp at the center thereof. This chain and clasp are old and well known. Whenever it is desired to attach a key to the chain 8, or detach the same therefrom, it is simply necessary to disengage either end of said chain from the clasp 9, and, after the key has been attached or removed, reengage such end with said clasp.

In the upper part of the flap 2, directly over the male fastening member 12 which is attached to said flap, is an opening 16. The opening 16 is in position to receive therein the male fastening member 10 at the top of the backing 5, when said flap is closed. The female fastening members 11 are in position to engagevwith the male fastening members 10, when the flap 2 and cover 4 are folded, with the latter outside of the former, over and onto the body and backmg.

To close the key case properly, after the desired number of keys has been placed on the chain 8. or after a key has been used or removed, the flap 2 is first folded over onto the chain 8 and keys connected therewith and supported on the backing 5, with the male fastening member 10. at the top of the backing on the front of the roll 6, in the opening 16 in said flap, and then the cover 4 is folded over onto said flap, and the female fastening members 11 are snapped into engagement with said male fastening member and the male fastening mem- -ber 10 at the bottom of the flap. The folded parts are thus securely attached together and held in proper superimposed relationship so that there is no sagging of the flap and cover or distortion generally of the case as a whole, on the contrary, said case maintains its symmetrical form and outline and neat and uniform appearance during such times as it is closed.

To open the case, simply disengage the female fastening members 11 from the male fastening members 10 and open first the cover 4 and next the flap 2. Access is now had to the keys on the chain 8, and said keys can be used conveniently, and readily attached to and detached from said chain, as previously observed. I

The chain 8 permits the keys to lie quite flat. unless there be a great number on said chain. But whether there be few or many keys on the chain, they can be arranged in the case without undue bunching, and

said case can be folded to enclose said keys and form a very compact package.

More or less change in the shape, size, construction, and arrangement of some or all of the parts of this key case may be made, without departing from the spirit of my invention or exceeding the scope of what is claimed.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. As an improved article of manufacture,

a key case comprising a flexible body having articulated flaps, a flexible backing of substantially the same width as said body, and turned over at the top to form a passageway which extends across said body with front and back sides which are continuous and unbroken, means to fasten said backing to said body, which means passes through the turned-over part of the backing near the bottom edge thereof, a key-supporting element extending through said passageway,

out through the ends thereof, and across the I receive said fastening member when said flap is closed, a fastening member attached to said cover to engage and disengage said first-named fastening member when said flap and cover are closed, a fastening member attached to said flap below said opening therein. and another fastening member at.- tached to said cover to engage and disengage said fastening member on said flap when said flap and cover are closed.

3. As an improved article of manufacture, a key case comprising a body having an articulated flap and an articulated cover. a

backing attached to said body, and provided with key-supporting means, a fastening member attached to the upper part of said backing in front, said flap having an openingtherein to receive said fastening member when said flap is closed, a fastening member attached to said cover to engage and disengage said first-named fastening member when said flap and cover are closed, a fastening member attached to said flap below said opening therein, and another fastening member attached to said cover to engage and disengage said fastening member on said flap when said flap and cover are closed.

4. As an improved article of manufacture, a key case comprising a body having an articulated flap and an articulated cover, said fla being perforated at the top and provided at the bottom with a male fastening member, and said cover being provided at the top and bottom with female fastening members, a backing secured to said body and formed with a lateral passageway therethrough at the top, and provided with a male fastening member in position to enter the perforation in said flap and the upper female fastening member on said cover when 10 said flap and cover are closed, the lower female fastening member on said cover and,

the male fastening member on said flap being then capable of engagement with each other, and a chain extending through said passageway and across said backing in front, said chain being provided with means for the engagement and disengagement of the ends thereof.


U.S. Classification206/37.1
International ClassificationA45C11/00, A45C11/32
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/323
European ClassificationA45C11/32H