US 1839758 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 5, 1932.
v. H. HASEK 1,839,758
COLLAPS IBLE WALLET Filed July 26, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 lnvcnldr 5 i Li 717.272.7672
an. 5, 1932. v. H. H SH; 39,7 8
COLLAPS I B LE WALLET Filed July 26, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor By QM A llomey Fatented Jan. 5,1932
'EETED STATES VICTOR H. HASEK, OF CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA COLLAPSIBLE ALLET,
Application filed. July 2c, 1920. seri l No. 470,959.
This invention relates generally to collapsible wallets of the accordion type which are adapted to be conveniently attachedto the belt or other part of the person of the 5 wearer, and to contain ayariety of articles as desired by the wearer.
The invention has particular reference to wallets of this type adapted for the convenience of fishermen, hunters, and others engaged in the pursuit of sport, which enables a person so engaged to have the free use of both of his hands, and at the same time have readily available the desired tackle or the like.
An object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is capable of being disposed in a highly convenient manner either on the person of the wearer or on another place within convenient reach thereof.
It is another object of the invention to provide a device of this character which is adapted to contain a variety of small articles.-
It is an object of this invention to provide a device of this character which, with minor alterations, can be adapted to carry either rifles or gun shells, or fishermensflies or bait, and any other article or articles desired to be carried in a .position to be constantly and readily accessible.
These and other and further objects wil be noted, the nature of the invention, its composition, its arrangement and combination of parts will be readily understood by readtion with the following description.
Figure 1 is a front view of my improved collapsible wallet.
F igure 2 is a back view of Figure 1. Figure 3 is the top sectional view. Figure 4 is a lon'gitudinalcross section on the line 44 of Figure 3. 7
Figure 5 is a similar cross sectional view on,
* ing the accompanying drawings in connec and structure consistent with the spirit and scope of the invention. a
Referring in detail to the embodiment used in illustration herein, the numeral5 generally designates my improved collapsible wallet which is provided with the cover flap '6 to overlapthe front of the wallet'ias shown in Figure 1. I Projecting from the back of the wallet is a spring hook 7 as shown in Figure 2 Re ferring to Figures 3 and 4 it will be seen that I provideaseriesof collapsible pockets having substantially rectangular openings indicated at 8 adapted to be collapsed as shown in Figure 5. j r The bottoms of the pockets are V-shaped, as indicated at 9 and the exterior appearance of said pockets, when opened, presenting the end view similar to that of a wedge. Referring to Figure 4, it will be seen that a 7 frame comprising a pair of lazy tongs on eachside of said series of pockets, is provided to, expand and contract said pockets.
WVithin each end of the wallet 'isa rectangular plate 10 of the detailed construction shown, in Figure 6, comprising a plate portion 10 and continuous flanges 11 disposed about three sides of the plate 10. In the upper part of two opposing flanges is formed a slot 12 for the reception of pins 18 adapted to-slidably connect one upper end of said Y lazy tongs in said slot 12.
A hole 14 below the'slot 12 is adapted to receive another pin 13a to hingedly attach when lowered said lazy tongs. Similar plates 10 are provided in each end of said wallet and'arev similarly constructed in all respects. Prot'ruding from a central upper 7 portion of one of the plates 10 and disposed at the rear of the wallet is an outwardly and downwardly bent spring hook 14E.
Said hook-14 is provided to permit the Wallet to be attached to the belt or other part of the clothing of the person or to other places. Exterior of the framework is 'a covering 15 of any suitable fiexible material or of the same material as the pocket 8.
The lazy tongs is composed of a series of pivoted bars each having an end pivot and a center pivot, the end pivot being designated 13 and 13a and the center pivot being designated 13?), said bars crossed at points of the pivot 13?) and joined at their outer ends by pivots 13 and 13a, said bars in said position adapted to be moved upon said pivots to accomplish the required accordion movement to expand and contract the pockets of the Wallet. I V
It will be obvious that small changes of the interior material of the pocket Will adapt the same for COIltfllIllIlg-fiShQIlDBIlS; flies, hunters shells, or other articles required to be ready to hand, and the material of which the pockets and covering are made may be of different flexible materials, may be Waterproof, fireproof, or of other character.
It Will thus be seen that I have provided a collapsible Wallet of the type described, which is convenient in use, which is cheap and easy to. manufacture, and Which posses ses the various features of novelty and improvements resident in its nature and as described in this specification, Which renders it admirably adaptable for thepurposes for which it is intended.
I claim: 7 7 YA collapsible wallet of the classdescribed comprising a pair of end plates, a pair of lazy'tongs connecting the end of the plates and sides thereof, a flexible open top casing surrounding said end plates and said lazy tongs having a flexible fiap closure, and a plurality of flexible receptacles Within said end plates and said lazy tongs, said receptacles having rectangular shaped openings and tWo oppositely disposed sides of each receptacle converging and intersecting forming e dge-shaped pockets;
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
' VICTOR H. HASEK.