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Publication numberUS1679807 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1928
Filing dateMar 14, 1923
Priority dateMar 14, 1923
Publication numberUS 1679807 A, US 1679807A, US-A-1679807, US1679807 A, US1679807A
InventorsLewis Bohl Alexander
Original AssigneeLewis Bohl Alexander
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined check-book holder and bill fold
US 1679807 A
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Aug. 7, 1928.

A. L. BOHL comsmafi CHECK BOOK HOLDER AND BILL FOLD Filed March 1 1925 11 i4 HIM m /l W W yup"! lulu Zlwwntow A L. BOH L.

Patented A 7, 1923,,




Application filed March 14, 1923. Serial No. 625,113.

identification cards, passes or other like articles may be carried there'n for display,

Y and further to so construct the bill-fold as to prevent the accidental dropping out of bills therefrom. 1

Other objects have to do with the details of construction and? arrangement of parts as will appear more fully hereinafter.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved bill-fold looking toward the inner face thereof; 1

Figure 2 is a section on the line 22 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a section on the line 33 of Figure 1; I

Figure 4 is a section on the line 44 of Figure'1;

Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective view of a check book with its back cutout for the pocket 19; I

Figure 6 is a perspective View of the billends so as to provide a compartment 12 wherein bills and other papers may be kept, the outer wall 10 being formed preferably with a longitudinally extending flap 13 which is normally disposed within'thecompartment 12 and formsa guard preventing the accidental dropping out of papers, bills or the like. The bill-fold is provided at one end with an integral flap 14 having therein a spring socket member 15, and the exterior face of the bill-fold is provided with a resilient stud 16 with which the socket member 15 is adapted to engage when the bill fold is folded over upon itself on the line w-a, as it is in use. 1

Attached to the inner wall 11 adjacent that end of the bill-fold remote from the flap 14 'is a sheet of transparent material, such as celluloid, which is designated 17. This sheet is stitched or otherwise attached to a leather frame 18, which in turn is stitched to the wall 11 except along one edge, thus permitting ident'fication cards, lodge cards,

tickets and the like to be disposed within this compartment and exposed to observation through the transparent sheet 17.

Attached to the inner wall 11 on that half of the inner wall adjacent the flap 14 is a rectangular piece of fabric, designated gen erally 19, which is'stitched around three of its margins to the Wall 11, the fourth margin,

however, being left unattached or open so as to provide a compartment wherein various articles maybe kept but which is particularly designed for the retentionof a check book. The check book A has its back (if it is a folding check book) simply inserted within the pocket 20 formed by the piece 19, and if it is not a folding check book and the book is too long the book is cut oil so as to form a tab insertible into this pocket so that the stubs of the check book and the checks themselves are displayed upon the inner face of the bill-fold and yet held from accidental dropping out therefrom by the back of the book disposed in the pocket 20. The checks are folded so that the checkslie in super-- imposed position against the front of the piece 19 so that the sheet of transparent material 17 is unobstructed when the bill-fold is open. which it is desired to hold within the compartment 12 and yet which it is not desired to easily pull out from said compartment, it may be disposed with its upper margin beneath the flap 13, while the bills which one is liable to use may be disposed exterior to the flap 13 so that they may be readily pulled out.

WVhile I do not wish to be limited toany particular details in constructing this billfold or any particular material therefor, it is preferably formedof one or more layers of leather stitched around the margin of the fold and along the margins of the two pockets on the inner face of the bill-fold. A bill-fold of the character as described is particularly convenient for thereason that it will not only contain bills but checks and at the same time retain these articles in a .fiattened condition. The check book is retained against accidental dislodgment and at the same time the construction is such as to permit the check book, if desired, to be readily removed and replaced and the bills Obviously if there ,is anything or other materials may be held Within the bill compartment from any'accidental dislodgment.

I claim A bill-fold of the character described having two flexible Walls secured to each other at their ends and along the lower edge to thereby form a bill compartmentextending longitudinally of the entire length of the bill-fold, one of the walls of the bill compartment having a iiap extending longitudinally the entire length of the Wall the inner Wall of the bill-fold upon its inner face and reuse? adjacent one end having a longitudinally extending check book engaging pocket less than one-half the length of the bill-fold and open at its outer end, that end of the billfold adjacent the open end of the check book engaging pocket having a flap folding over upon the exterior face of the bill-fold When the bill-fold is folded, the body of said billfold and sad last named flap each having complementary fastening members.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification150/135, D03/251, 281/34, 281/31, 150/145
International ClassificationA45C1/00, A45C1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06
European ClassificationA45C1/06