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Nov. 18, 1930. B. EPSTEIN COMBINATION POCKETBOOK Filed Oct. 11, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 gjnslgN- on ltd Q J AT ORNEY Nov. 18, 1930. B. EPSTEIN COMBINATION POCKETBOOK Filed Oct. 11
Patented Nov. 18, 1930 PATENT OFFICE BARNETT EPSTEIN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
COMBINATION POCKETBOOK' Application filed October 11, 1929. Serial No. 398,894.
This invention relates to a combination pocket-book, particularly designed for the new form of currency, and has for its primary object the combining of two articles in a single device, whereby the device may be utilized for more than one purpose.
An object of the invention is the construction of a combination pocket-book from a single blank of material, so designed that the cost of manufacturing the article is materially reduced, while adding to the attractiveness and utility thereof.
An object of the invention resides in the novel manner of constructing the various sec tions, and folding the same into parallel relation to provide a plurality of pockets, the sections being securedat the ends to accomplish the completion of the article. v
Another object of the invention resides in the novel formation of the back section so that when same is stitched to the associated sections the back section will have a bowed formation, which will facilitate the insertion and removal of bills, and the folding of the pocket-book into a very compact shape.
' Another object of the invention relates to the novel formation of parts of the combination pocket book, so that 'the same may eifectively support currency and also variousother types ofarticles such as memorandum pads and cigarettes.
Besides the above, my invention is distin guished in the formation and arrangement of various openings and slits whereby upon folding of the component sections of thepockets and recesses and with reinforced edge portions due to the solid formation thereof. With these and other objects in view this invention will be better understood from the following detailed description taken in conv nection with the attached drawings wherein:
Figure l is a perspective View of the com, bination pocket book.
Figure 2 is a perspective view with the on line 33 form of my invention.
F gure is a perspective view of form of my invention illustrated in Figure 6 when extended.
F gure 8 is a sectional view of line 88, 1* igure 7. F gure 9 IS a sectional View on line 99, Figure 7.
Figure 10 IS a plan View of the blank. Again referring to the drawings illustrating two of the many forms of my invention,
and more particularly to Figures 1 to 5 inclusive, it will be noted that the combination pocket book is of a one piece construction, formed from a single blank 1, the design of which is such that a large group of blanks may be cut at a single operation, thereby materially reducing production costs. This blank is of the required shape that when fold ed along the lines 2 and 3', a back section 4, a front section 5, and a middle section 6 is produced. Particular attention is called to the fact that the edges 7, of the back section are cut on an angle with relation to the remaining sections, so that when the edge portions are stitched as indicated at 8, the back section will have a slight'bowed formation to facilitate the insertion of bills, and to allow for the folding of the pocket book when in use.
Simultaneous with the forming of the blank an opening 9, is formed in the front section which defines a pair of end walls 10 and ll that assume parallel relations with the middle section for providing a pair of individual pockets 12, access to which may be readily had through the opening 9. It is of course, to be understood that when the back section is folded into parallel relation with the middle section, a main pocket 13 is defiued. the opening of which is considerably reinforced by the solid edge portions 14, provided by the conjunction of the front and middle sections. Particular attention is also called to the fact that the bottom of the pocket book is considerably reinforced by the arrangement of the edge formations 15. If found advantageous, the corners of the pocket book may be considerably reinforced, and effectively ornamented through the use of the usual clips.
A very important feature of my improvement resides in the forming of a tongue when producing the opening 9, which is arranged in a parallel relation with the end wall 11 in the completion of the pocket book to provide a recess 17, access to which may be had through the slit 18, formed in the end wall 11.
For the purpose of increasing the utility of the pocket book, and providing a combination article, I have illustrated a memorandum pad 19, the back sheet 20, of which is inserted through the slit 18, and lodged in the recess 17, thereby effectively holding the pad removably connected to the pocket book proper in position to me fully protected and sealed when the pocket book is folded for placement into the pocket. By referring to Figure 5 it will be appreciated that the blank may be very quickly cut, and at one operation to produce the sections of the blank, and the opening, slit and tongue, which is a very important development in view of necessity of cost reduction in production of articles of the nature under consideration.
In the forming of the pocket book, the various sections are arranged in parallel relation with each other with the tongue 16 placed under and in parallel relation with the end wall 11. When this has been accomplished it is a very simple operation to stitch the edge portions of the sections, thereby effectively securing the various sections together, and fully completing the formation of the auxiliary and main pockets. Insertion of the back sheet 20 through the slit completes the article in a very economical manner.
Referring toFigures 6 to 10 inclusive, it will be noted that the basic features are somewhat similar to the features of the pocketbook above described with the exception that a cigarette holder is substituted for the memorandum pad, and the body of the pocketbook redesigned to enable the same to be more effectively held in a folded position as indicated in Figure (3. To accomplish these desired results I provide the back section 25, middle section 26, and the front section 27, formed from a single blank of material as illustrated in Figure 10. The end portions 28 of the various sections are stitched together as indicated at 29, whereas only the front section and middle section are sewed together at the remaining ends as indicated 30, thus leaving the end portion 31 of the back section free to accommodate freer action of the flap 32 that is provided with a fastener 33 engageable with the fastener element 34 for securing the pocket book in a folded position as illustrated in Figure 6. Of course, it will be understood that the edge portion 31 maybe sewed to the front and middle section as the design of the flap 32 is such that this may be accomplished. When the various sections are secured as set forth, it will be appreciated that I have provided a main pocket 35 for' bills of different denominations, and a pocket 36 for cigarettes or similar articles. When the pocket book is folded at the point 37, the fastener 33 may be brought into effective engagement with the fastener 34 for securing the parts properly associating, and the cigarettes in a concealed position.
It will of course be understood that the basic feature of the pocketbook may be utilized in various other ways than illustrated, and various types of combination aritcles which may be designed for meeting specific purposes, and therefore I do not desire to be limited in protection in any manner whatsoever, except as set forth in the following claims.
What I claim is:
1. A combination one-piece pocket book formed from blank material folded to provide a plurality of pockets and out along predetermined lines to form a tongue adapted to be folded in parallel relation with a portion of the blank to form a recess, said blank being further provided with a slit communicating with the recess, and a' memorandum pad having a back sheet adapted to be inserted through said slit to be lodged within said recess.
2. In combination, a pocket book consisting of a plurality of sections arranged in parallel relation to define a plurality of pockets and provided with an opening, and further provided with a slit contiguous to said opening, and a memorandum pad having a portion inserted through said slit to have a detachable interlocking engagement with the pocket book, said opening communicating with a pocket directly in the rear of said memorandum pad.
3. In combination, a pocketbook consisting of a plurality of sections arranged in parallel relation to define a plurality of pockets and provided with an opening, and further pro vided with a slit contiguous to said opening, a memorandum pad having a portion inserted through said slit to have a detachable interlocking engagement with the pocketbook, said opening communicating with a pocket directly in the rear of said memorandum pad, said sections having their end portions arranged in flushed relation and stitching securing the end portions'together.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.