US 1657559 A
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Jan. 31, 1928.
S. W. TAYLOR WATCH HOLDER Filed March 29," 1927 Patented Jan. 31, 1928 SULLIVAN V. TAYLOR, 0F LONGVIEVI, WASHINGTON.
Application fied March 29, 1927. Serial No. 179,259.
This invention relates to special receptacles and more particularly to a watch holder in which a watch may be placed and suspended from a belt or suspender strap.
One object of tne invention is to provide a holder in which an open face watch may be placed and suspended from a belt or the like without it being necessary to insert the holder into a pocket and without danger of the watch accidentally slipping out of the holder.
Another object form the holder which the holder is secured in engagement with a belt may also constitute means for engaging the watch and retaining it in the holder.
Another object of the invention is to provide a holder which may be formed substantially entirely of leather or the like and consists of companion blanks or sections sewed or otherwise secured together to provide a watch receiving pocket and a suspending loop for the pocket.
The invention is illustrated in the ac companying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a view showing the improved watch holder in front elevation with a watch carried in the holder;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the holder on the line 22 of Fig. 1 with the watch shown in elevation, and
Fig. 3 is atransverse sectional view of the invention is to so fl at a tab by means of through the watch receiving pocket of the holder.
The watch holder constituting the subjectmatter of this invention consists of a pocket having a rear wall 1 and a front wall 2. These walls are formed from leather blanks having their marginal portions turned inwardly, as shown at 8, and sewed together, as clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 3. It will thus be seen that the front and rear walls, when sewed together, will form a pocket open at its top and of sufiicient size to receive the watch 4:. It should be noted that the front and rear walls of the pocket are lined with chamois or any other soft material, as indicated by the numerals 5 and 6, so that if a gold or other valuable watch is placed in the pocket it will not be liable to be scratched. A portion of the front wall is cut out to provide a flap 7 adapted to be moved from the closed position shown in Fig. 3 to an opened position, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, so that the face of the watch will be exposed to view. t will thus be seen the face of the watch may be protected and the crystal prevented from being accidentally broken while the watch is being worn.
lVhen the watch is worn in the holder, it is intended to be suspended from a helt or from a suspender strap. Therefore, the rear wall 1 has been extended upwardly to form a tongue 8 which folded intermedlate its length to provide depending end portion 9 at the lower end of which is secured a buckle 10. The front wall is also extended upwardly intermediate its width to provide a strap ll which of width than the tongue 8 and intended to be engaged with the buckle. It should be noted that the strap 11 is of such width it it may be pa sed throu h the ring 1: of the watch before it is engaged with the bur Therefore, the watch will he StlSpCi. in the pocket from the strap 11 and even if a person wearing the holder should lean over there would be no danger of the watch slipping out of the pocket. if the holder to be suspended from a suspend er strap inst id of having its tongue 8 engaged with a belt,
as shown in Fig. l, the loop or ring 13 can.
ried by the tongue will be employed and the suspended strap passed throug it. if desired the loop 13 may be left off when the tongue is engaged with a belt. It should also be noted that if desired bnttonholes ll and 15 may be formed in the tongue and its depending portion 9 in opposed relation to each other so that a suspender button may be passed through both of the buttonholes if no belt is worn or engaged in the inner buttonhole l l to prevent the tongue from moving longitudinally upon the belt.
When the watch holder is in use, the strap 11 is released from the buckle 10 and the watch inserted into the pocket through the open upper end thereof with the strap passed through the ring 12 of the watch. The tongue is passed upwardly between the belt and waist-band of a pair of trousers and its end portion 9 extends downwardly so that the strap may be engaged with the buckle. It will be readily understood that when the strap is engaged with the buckle the watch holder will be securely held in engagement with the belt and the watch suspended in the pocket with its face toward the forward or outer wall of the pocket so that when the flap 7 is lowered the face of ill) the watch will be exposed. Ordinarily, the flap 7 will be upright and disposed in closing relation to the opening in the outer or forward wall of the pocket and prevent danger of the watch being accidentally struck and its crystal broken. If no belt is worn,
the strap 11 is engaged with the buckle after being passed through the ring of the watch and the device may be suspended from a suspender strap by passing the suspender strap through the ring 13 and thus connecting it with a suspender button in the usual manner. It should be noted that when the watch is in the pocket the winding head may be easily reached and the watch wound without being removed from the pocket.
Having thus described the invention, I claim: 7
1. A watch holder comprising a pocket open at its top and having front and rear walls, a ton 'ue extending upwardly from said rear wall and folded intermediate its length to provide a depending portion, and a tab extending upwardly from said front wall and adapted to be releasably connected pending end portion of said tongue, and
a tab extending upwardly from said front wall, said tab being of a width to be passed through the suspending ring of a watch inserted into the pocket and adapted to be releasably engaged with said fastener.
3. A watch holder comprising a pocket open at its top and having front and rear walls, said rear wall having a portion extended upwardly to form a tongue folded intermediate its length to provide a depending end portion, a fastener carried by the depending end of said tongue, and said front wall having a portion extending upwardly intermediate its width to provide a strap adapted to be releasably engaged with said fastener, said strap being of a width to be passed through the suspending ring of a watch inserted into the pocketthrough the open upper end thereof.
4. A watch holder comprising a pocket open at its top and having front and rear walls,'ithefront wall having a portion partially severed therefrom to form a sight opening and closure flap for the sight open ing, a tongue extending upwardly from one wall and having its free end portion folded downwardly, a strap extending upwardly from the other wall, and means to releasably connect said strap with said tongue.
5. A watch holder comprising a pocket open at its top and having front and rear walls, the front wall being formed with a sight opening, tongue extending upwardly from one wall and having its free end portion folded downwardly, a suspending ring having the tongue passed through the same, a strap extending upwardly from the other wall, and means to releasably connect said strap and tongue. V 6; A watch holder comprising a pocket open at its top and having front and rear walls, the front wall being formed with a sight opening, a tongue extending upwardly from one wall and having its free end portion folded downwardly, opposed portions .of the tongue being formed with button receiving openings adjacentthe fold, a strap extending upwardly from the other wall, and means to releasably connect said strap and tongue.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
SULLIVAN w. TAYLOR. [1 5.]