US 2008220 A
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July 16, 1935. Y. MIYENO BILL FOLD AND PURSE Filed Sept. 14, 1934 luvs n for Yukic'hl' Ml'yeno Patented July 16, 1935 I UNITED STATES PATENT io FIcE v This invention relates to improvements in purses or bill folds, particularly the pocket type. An object of the invention is to provide a purse wherein a great variety oi objects such ascards, photographs, postage stamps, receipts, paper money and coins may be easily and conveniently carried in separate compartments and in remov able purse sections, without objectionably increasing the bulk of the purse and whereby to facilitate ready access to or several of such objects.
Another object is to provide a purse such as described wherein a comparatively great storage capacity is available in a relatively small and compact purse of the book folding type and which remains comparatively flat and may be comforti ably carried in the vest pocket when filled to capacity.
A further object isto provide a purse pocket book such as described which will eliminate guess work in looking for papers and cards etcrstored therein, due to the provision of compartments and removal sections especially adapted and constructed to receive certain of the objects, paper, money, etc. such as usually carried in pocketbooks, and also due to constructions and arrange,- ments permitting of readily viewing the contents of such compartments and sections upon opening the purse.
Another object is to provide a purse wherein certain sections or compartments are independent of the purse proper and are removably carried in other compartments whereby to insure a safe and individual carrying of money, etc., while at the same time increasing the capacity of the purse, there being in effect, a series of small purses within a large or main purse.
Yet another object is to provide a purse such as described wherein the several smaller purses which are removable from the purse proper are joined to the latter in an ingenious manner permitting of free accessthereto while preventing loss thereof, the means of joining the purses insuring the replacement of the removable purses in the proper place therefor in the main purse.
The invention possesses other objects and features of advantage, some ofwhich, with the forgoing will be set forth in the following description of the preferred form of the invention which is illustrated in the drawing accompanying and forming part of the specification. It is to be understood, however, that variations in the showing made by the said drawing and description may be adopted within the scope of the invention as set forth in the claims.
" .Iteferringto. the drawing Fig. 1 isfa top plan view of the purseas'whenopened.
2 isfaperspective view showing the purse opened and foldedback toreveal compartments and removablefsections thereof. r
Fig. 3 isa-"sectional'view-taken on the plane of line,3 3.of Fig.
Figlfi is a yiewsimilar to Fig. 3 showing the removable purses, withdrawn 'from the purse proper.-- 1 i i Fig. 5 is a prspective view of one of the removable purses showing small removable purses stored therein. 1
I ig. 6' is apers pective of another ofthe removable purses designedto hold coins.
Fig. 7-,is a, perspective, view of one of the sections of the purse shown in Fig. 5.
One embodiment ofthe invention as shown in detail in the accompanying drawing, comprises a main purse or body portion arranged to fold like a. book and which is adapted to contain removable-purse or purse sections 2 and 3, the latter of which containstwo removable sections or smaller. purses, 4 and 5. Itisthus seen that the purse as a whole ,comprises a plurality of purses with a main purse with each purse or purse part, peculiarlygadapted to, contain the object usually carried in-purses such as :cards, small photos,
receipts, paper. money, coins, postage stamps, license and lodge cards, etc.
is divided into compartments I0 and H by a partition piece I2 secured by the stitching 8 and 9. The compartment I0 is adapted to receive the removable purse 2 whereas the compartment ll receives the removable purse 3.
The other half of the purse proper is formed as jacket In for cards, papers, money, etc. by stitching as at l3 a piece [4 to the body piece 6, at the corners of this piece M are small jackets 15 into which the corners of a card or photograph 16 are inserted whereby to hold the latter in place.
As here shown the removable purse 2 is formed as a fiat rectangular receptacle closed at the margins and on all sides except for a narrow slit type opening I"! which prevents coins and the like placed in the receptacle from dropping out yetfacilitates removal thereof.
. Paper money and the like may when folded into small compass be placed in this purse. To prevent loss of this removable purse and to insure shaped cut 23 therein whereby to reveal a card or picture as shown at 24, there being a'flexible transparent piece, if desired to cover the revealed portion of the card or picture 24. Within the compartment 2| are the two'sma purses 4 and 5 each having two compartments opening at one edge thereof and each also formed with a v shaped opening 25 in one outer side to reveal the presence of a postage stamp, coin or paper money may be placed in these small purses. These small purses are readily placed in the compartment and removed therefrom through the diamond shaped opening 22.
Secured at one end to the purse3 at the open edge thereof as at 29 is a strap 38 corresponding to the strap l8. The other end of this strap is secured to the partition lz'whereby to'"permit of withdrawal of the purse 3 as shown inFig. 4.
'This arrangement permits of full access to either side on the open edge of the purse 3 as the strap 30 is large and can be twisted as necessary to turn said purse around. Yet it is required that the open edge of the'purse 3 be inserted first and insures the replacement of the purse' in the proper compartment. It also insures that'the purse 3 will be inserted in place with'the V shaped opening uppermost whereby'to reveal the contents of one of the compartments of the purse, there being a V shaped opening 32 in the folded over piece of the body 6. These openings form a diamond shaped opening as noted in Figz 1,
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1. In a purse, a purse proper of the book folding type and including compartments, a plurality of independent purses removably contained in said compartments and other independent purses removably contained in at least one of the first named removable purses, and certain of said purses having complementary openings to reveal contents thereof without requiring removal thereof one from the other.
2. In a purse, a purse proper of the book folding type and including compartments, a pluralityof independent purses removably contained in said compartments and other independent "purses removably contained in at least one of the first named removable purses, certain of said ing type andincluding compartments, a plurality of independent purses removably contained in said compartments and other independent purses removablycontained in at least one of the "first named removable purses, certain of said purses having complementary openings to reveal contents thereof without requiring removal thereof one from the other, flexible tie straps joining certain of the removable purses with the purse proper; and said straps being fastened within the compartments which are designed to receive the purses secured thereby. V V
" 4. In a purse, a purse proper of the book folding'type and-including compartments a plurality of independent purses removably contained in said compartments and other independent purses removably contained in at least one of the first named removable purses, certain of said purses having complementary openings to'revcal-com tents thereof without requiring removal thereof one fromthe other, flexible tie straps joining certain of the removable purses with the purse proper, said straps being fastened within the compartments'which are designed to receive the purses secured thereby, and being arranged in such manner as to require the open edge of one of the removable purses to be first inserted into the compartment for said one purse.