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Publication numberUS1842870 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1932
Filing dateFeb 26, 1930
Priority dateOct 31, 1929
Publication numberUS 1842870 A, US 1842870A, US-A-1842870, US1842870 A, US1842870A
InventorsHarwood Jr John
Original AssigneeHarwood Jr John
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pocket wallet
US 1842870 A
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POCKET 4.WALLET Jari. 26, 1932 2 sheets-sheet 1 Filed Feb. 26, 1930 FIGLI.

Patented Jan. 26, 1932 UNITED STAT-Es PATENT OFFICE JOHN HARWOOD, JR., OF WALSALL, ENGLAND POCKET WALLET Application l'ed February 26, 1930, Serial No. 431,513, and in Great Britain October 31, 1929.

This invention relates to pocket wallets having' a back or outer and an inner panel, .the latter being attached to the `former by flexible connection members in order to per- ;i mit relative motion between the back or outer and the inner panels 'for the purpose of preventing undesirable pucliering of the inner panel, and one object of this invention is to provide a generallyimproved wallet of this kind.

A further object of' the present invention is to provide a case which may have any number of inner panels in which they inner panels can slide relatively to the backing and independently of each other so that the case will lie flat when opened, and will not bulge or pucker when 'folded and carrying a load of papers or notes.

Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is `a perspective. View of one form of pocket wallet constructed according to this invention;

Figure 2 is a similar view to Figure l, but shows a part of the pocket wallet cut away;

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the same wallet as isshown in Figures 1 and 2, but is partly in section to show a detail of the pocket Wallet;

Figure 4 is a horizontal cross section of the pocket wallet shown in Figures 1 to 3, the wallet being shown in this view in its folded or closed position;

Figure 5 is a longitudinal cross sectional elevation of a slightly modiiied and opened pocket wallet;

Figure 6 is a perspective view of a further modifled construction of pocket wallet according to this invention, a part of the rpocket wallet being cut away to illustrate details;

Figure 7 is a perspective View of a further slight modification, and Figures 8 and 9 are both part sectional plans of .further modied methods of attaching. the connection membersto the wallet and the movable panels.

In carrying my invention intoveiect in the manner illustrated in Figures 1 toll; of the drawings, the wallet comprises a back panel 5 1 of leather or other similar material, but

preferably of leather, and formed 011 or attached to the ends of this back panel are provided a pair of pockets 2,3 which are superposedpn the back panel and are directed inwardly towards the centrev of the latter, and have their inner ends 4, 5 open and facing one another.

Each of the pockets 2, 3 may be -formed by a piece of leather doubled upon itself along a horizontal line and sewn by its vertical end and its lower edge to the backlpanel.

Two inner panels marked 6 and 7 respectively are shown, and these panels form compartments 8 and 9 for treasury notes, or the like, and one of these compartments is formed by the inner panel 6 and the back panel 1 of the wallet, Whilst the other compartment is formed between the inner panels 6 and 7.

The panels 6 and 7 are both shorter than the back panel 1, and the panel 7 is shorter than the panel 6. Also the panels 6 and 7 are rather narrower than the panel 1, and con -veniently the panel -7 is narrower than the panel 6.

The panel 6 is connected to the back panel 1 by connection members l0 arranged one at each end of the panel.

The panel 7 has its ends located in the pockets 2 and 3, and these ends of the panel are connected to the insidesf of the pockets 2 and 3 by connection members 11, one of which is arranged at each'end of the panel 7. y

The pocket wallet is formed of fairly stout materiahwhilst the" connection members 10 and 11 are made of very flexible material. Any suitable material may be used for the connection members, but conveniently these are formed by skivers; by shivers I mean shavings of tough leather.

In the drawings the skivers are shown as being made separately of the panels. When this is the case, each connection member or skiver has one end sewn tothe wallet and the other end sewn to the panel to which it belongs. Y

There are a number of ways in which the skivers can b e arranged for connecting the panels to the wallet. The method shown inv -Figures 1 to 4 is one in which the sklvers orconnection members for the panel 'eachllfv have one end sewn or otherwise connected at or near one end of the bach panel, whilst the other end is doubled over and then connected to the bach of the panel 6.-

Similarly, each connection member 11 for the front panel 7 has one end connected to the corresponding end of the panel 7, whilst its other end is doubled upon itself and then connected to the bach of one of the pockets 2, 3, according to which end of the panel 6 the connection member is attached.

By doubling the connection members upon themselves in the manner described, when the wallet is folded intermediate 'its ends into a position somewhat as shown in Figure 4, the ends of the panels 6 and 7 slide in the wallet and the connection members 10 and 11 have what mi ht be termed a rolling action, as will be readily understood from consideration of the drawings.-

1n the arrangement shown in Eigure, the connection members 10 and 11 are attached to the wallet and the panels 6 and 7 in rather a diderent manner to that previously described, the opposite ends of each of the connection members being secured to the panels and the wallet, but in this case the connection is substantially straight (that is the connections form a continuation of the panels the shivers or connection members not eing doubled upon themselves.

Thus, in this construction the distance between the points of attachment of the ends of the shivers or connection members to the wallet is greater than the distance between the attachments of the opposite ends of the connections or shivers to the inner panels.

1n the modification shown in Figure 6,

the shivers or connection members are simi larly arranged to those shownin Figures 1 to 3, except that they are doubled upon themselves in an opposite direction to those shown in the gures referred to, and in the case of the connection members 10, one end of each is connected to the adjacent end of the panel 6, whilst the other end is folded so as to project towards the* centre of the wallet and is connected to the bach of one of the pockets 2, 3,

instead of being connected directly to the bach panel 1 of the wallet. i

Figure 7 shows one of the inner panels 6 and 7 and illustrates how the ends of these panels may be shived at 16 to form flexible connection members which are integral with the panel, these connection members thus replacing the connection members y10 and 11 previously described.

Figure 8 showsy a still further method of attaching the inner panels to the wallet, and in this case the connection member 10 or 11, as the case may be, has its ends doubled upon itself so that it is of approximately S formation as seen in cross sectional plan, the ends of the connection member being sewn or otherwise secured to the panel and the wallet.

In the modification shown in Figure 9, the connection member l0 or 11, as the case may be, hals' both of its ends doubled bach upon its main part so that the ends project inwardly towards each other, and these ends are connected respectively to the inner panel and the wallet.

The connection members 10 and 11 may each be rather longer than the shortest distance between the parts of its connection to the panels so that a comparatively thick wad of notes or papers'can be inserted in the wallet. 4

In a wallet according to any of the construction described, provision is made for permitting each inner panel to ioat or slide freely and independently of the other inner panels so that'the case or wallet will fold flat leven when fully. loaded.

When the wallet is loaded and folded, the two inner panels 6 and 7 flow freely in relation to the bach panel 1 and in relation to each other, and the capacity of the wallet is only limited by the distance between the inner ends of the pochets 2 and 3 provided on the bach panel 1, the inner ends of these pochets moving towards each other over the inner panel 7 when the wallet is folded.

1n addition to the pockets 2, 3, the pochet wallet may be provided with pochets 12 and 13 formed respectively on the pockets 2 and 3, and a removable casing 1.4 lfor visiting cards may be mounted in the pocket 12, and a similar but smaller casing 15 for stamps or the lihe may be mounted in the pocket 13.

rlhe present invention is equally applicable to cases which have a single fold across the middle, or to cases which have two or more folds.

1t is to be' understoodthat it is not essential for the backing panel to be provided with the inwardly extending pockets, as the ends of the inner panel or panels can be attached by shivers either directly to the baching panel, or one may be attached to the baching panel, while the other may be attached to the adjacent inner panel.

Further, it is Anot essential that both ends of the inner panel or panels be provided with shivers as sun'icient relative motion may be obtained by providing a shiver portion at one end only.

What 1 claim then is 1. Arpochet wallet comprising a bach panel, an inner panel, and connection strips connected at op osite ends to the bach panel,

and the ends of the inner panel respectively,

and formed of material relatively thinner than theA said inner panel and each doubled upon itself between its ends.

23A pocket wallet comprising a bach panel, an inner panel and connection strips connected at o posite ends to the bach panel and the ends o the inner panel respectively and formed of material relatively thinner than nected at opposite ends to an inner part of p said pocket and an end of the inner panel and said connection strips being formed of a material relatively thinner than the inner panel and each belng doubled upon itself etween its ends.

4. A pocket wallet comprising a back panel, and an inner panel formed of leather and having its integral ends skived or reduced in thickness to produce connection portions by which the inner panel is connected at its ends to the wallet, and the said skived or reduced integral ends bein' doubled upon themselves between their endlsg.\v

In witness whereof I aiix my signature.


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US2609025 *Dec 31, 1947Sep 2, 1952Tex Tan Of YoakumBillfold
US2777493 *May 20, 1953Jan 15, 1957John HarwoodJoint structures in billfolds or other articles of flexible sheet material
US2955633 *Apr 10, 1959Oct 11, 1960Seitz Joseph KCombination card and money case
US3118478 *Oct 20, 1961Jan 21, 1964Robert MetrickPocket folder
U.S. Classification150/142, 150/140
International ClassificationA45C1/06, A45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06
European ClassificationA45C1/06