US 1645709 A
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Oct. 18, 1927'.
c. LORBER COMBINATION KEY CASE Fil ed oct, 26, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 l l I l t I l l l il -.l r A TTORNEV 1 645,709 Oct. 18,1927. c. LORBER COMBINATION KEY CASE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 26, 1926 INVENTO/x (Via/0e; Larber m' v 1 770/q/v/n' Patented Oct. 18, 1927.
" UNITED STATES CHARLES LORIBER, OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
comammrou KEY CASE.
Appl ication filed October 26, 1926. Serial No. 144,288.
This invention relates to a combination of a bill fold, a card case and key case and which I preferably term a combination key case. 6 One object of the invention isto, provide a novel case of this character wherein access maybe hadto cards contained therein without opening either "the key case portions or the bill fold portion. e
A second important object of the invention is to provide an improved article of this class combining in itself a bill fold, pockets for cards and a key case, thus serving to eliminate the necessity of a person carrying a bill- 16 fold, a key case, and an identification or calling card case'as separate articles. 1
A third important object of the invention is to provide a novel construction of such a case employing but few separate pieces of leather or other suitable material in its manufacture, and these being secured together simply so that the case may be manufactured very economically. i
With the above and other objects in view 95 as will'be hereinafter apparent, the invention consists in general of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanyingdrawings and specifically claimed.
In the accompanyin drawings like characters of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and:
Figure 1 is a top edge view of one form of the invention.
Figure 2 is a view showing the device opened fully and looking at the inside.
i Figure 3 is a perspective view showing the three main parts of the device disassembled. Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a top edge view of a secondform of the device.
igure 9 is an enlarged detail view of part of a key holder suitable for use herewith. In the form of the invention shown in lFigures 1 to 4 inclusive the article has its 56 y constructed of three pieces of suitable 'tion also has an extension .19 on' its u per Figure 6 is a view of this formsimilar sto material, such as leather or the like and one ofthese pieces is rectangular in outline and constitutes a back ha'vin end sections 10 and a central section 11 to w ich the end sections are connected integrally by thin portions 12 providing places at which the back may be folded to bring the end sections in overlapping relation. These parts 12 may be thinned down from the normal thickness of the material in any of the usual ways such as by cutting,-skiving or sandpapering.
In front of this back lies an intermediate strip having end sections 13 and a central section 14, defined from the end sections bydeep notches or gores 15 which lie in front of the thinned portions 12 and extend downwardly from the top of the-intermediate strip. This intermediate strip is of thesame length and height as the back.
In front of the intermediate strip lies the liner which is, in general, of the same form and dimensions as the int'ermediate'strip, having end sections 16, a central section 17 and notches 18. However, the central secedge which is provided withja series o keyholder slots 20 and which, in the finished article, is folded down on the central. section 17 and there secured by one or more lines of stitching 21 as shown in Figure 2.
In assembling the back, the intermediate strip and liner are placed together with their bottom and end edges coinciding and theseedges are then secured by a stitch line, 22 thus leavingthe top edges of the several part free from each other. The notched portions of the intermediate strip and linerare stitched together by stitch lines 23 .running close to the edges of the notches and the space between the intermediate strip and liner is thus divided into three pockets 24 open at the top, the space between the intermediate and back being uninterruptedly open at the top throughgut ts length so as to accommodate bills in unfolded condition: Snap button parts 2'5 ,are, however, preferably provided at the "top of this bill pocket 26 so that the pocket may be closed against bills placed therein accidergtlyjalling out. In, the form of the inve'ntiori shown in Figures 5 to 8 inclusive there"'isiprovided a sack piece'27 of elongated rectangular out-' line and made from leather or'other suitable material. On the front or innerface of this piece there is provided adjacent each end a pocket 28 having its side and bottom edges secured to the back by stitching 29. Each pocket is provided in its upper edge with a.
finger space or notch 30. This, form is also provided with a liner 31 which has on the central portion of its upper edge an extension 32 provided with a series of slots 33. The extension is folded onto the inner face of the liner and there secured by stitches 34 while the liner is secured to the back by a i stitch line 35 extending along the sides and bottoms of these parts. There are thus the through the slot and having its upper edge turned down to lie outside the pocket for convenience in withdrawal.
In each case the key holders 39 have their shanks extended throughthe slots 20 or 33 and are retained by some suitable securing means, preferably flexible in character though this is not essential. As an example of such means the construction shown in- Figure 9 may be used wherein each shank extends into a hollow ball 40 and is proconnected by headed links 41 and all parts *withii'the scope claimed.
vided with a head therein, the balls being being swivelly movable relative to each other. Obviously, other means may be used to secure the key holders to the device.
The-device is used as in any ordinary bill fold and card case with the key holders carrying such keys as ma be desired. It-1s to be noted that the car in both forms are accessible without opening the case and the key holding part may be openedwithout opening the blll fold.
There has thus been provided a simple and efiicient device of the kind described and for the purpose specified.
It is obvious that minor changes ma be made in the form and construction 0 the invention without de arting from the masired to confine the inventionyto the exact form herein shown and described, but it is desired. to elude all such as properly come -vals to divide the space between the inter- :the case readily between said pockets.
Having thus described the invention, what 5 is claimed as new, is:
1. The combination in a key case of a key supporting member provided with closure means to cover the keys from access, a back piece secured to the bottom and side edges of said member and 'free at the top thereof to form a bill pocketwhich is freely accessible with the key case closed, and other pockets located between said member and the back piece and likewise freely accessible with the key case closed.
2. In a key case, a back piece, an intermediate strip of the same length and height as the back piece, and a keysupporting liner of like dimensions, said back piece, intermediate strip and liner being-united at the side and bottom edges leaving the top edges freely separable, and stitching uniting the intermediate piece and liner at spaced intermediate strip' and liner into a plurality of pockets.
3. In a key case, a back piece, an intermediatestrip of the same length and height as the back piece, and a key supporting liner of like dimensions, said back iece, intermediate strip and liner being united at'the side and bottom edges leaving the top edges free- 1y se arable, said intermediate strip and liner liaving deep, notches extending downwardly from their top edges in registering alinement, and stitchmg'extending around said notches to divide the space between the intermediate strip and liner into a plurality of pockets. 7
4. In a key case, a back piece, an intermediate strip of the same length and height as the back piece, and a key supporting liner of like dimensions, said back piece, intermediate strip and liner being united at the side and bottom edges leaving the top edges freely se arable, said intermediate strip and liner iiaving deep notches extending downwardly from their top edges in registering alinement, and stitching extending around said notches to divide the space between the intermediate strip and liner into a plurality "of pockets, said back iece having thin areas alined with said-notc es to assist in folding In testimony whereof I afiix my signature m CHABLES IIORBER.