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Publication numberUS2090856 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1937
Filing dateMar 2, 1936
Priority dateMar 2, 1936
Publication numberUS 2090856 A, US 2090856A, US-A-2090856, US2090856 A, US2090856A
InventorsUmansky Nat W
Original AssigneeUmansky Nat W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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ug-'24, 1937.1 N. w. UMANsKY 2,090,856

GARD CASE Filed March 2, i956 ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 24, 1937 UNITED STATES AT r OFFICE 13 Claims.

The present invention relates to card cases and more particularly to the type including a pocket mirror, the covering of which is provided with compartments.

The principal object of this invention is to provide an article of the character described, wherein the mirror is covered with sheet components in novel combination to form pocket or sleeve compartments of improved construction specially adapted to receive calling cards or similar sheet articles.

Another object is to provide an article of the class mentioned wherein the mirror is covered by sheet components in novel combination whereby l5 a pocket or sleeve compartment is formed, in which construction, continued use of the pocket or sleeve by insertion of articles therein and their extraction therefrom, will not cause said components to be loosened or become disengaged from the unitary structure they form.

A further object of this invention is to provide an improved article of the type described having associated therewith a memo card slidable in said pocket or sleeve along a track means embodied in the structure in a novel and improved manner.

Another object hereof is to provide an article of the type mentioned of novel and improved construction, all the parts of which are easy to assemble in proper relation to one another, and

the whole of which as an entity vis practical in use and lends itself to an ornamental combination of colors.

Various other objects and advantages will become manifest as the disclosure proceeds.

In the accompanying drawing forming part of this application, similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Fig. 1 shows the back of a mirror provided with a pocket constructed in accordance with my present invention.

Fig. 2 is a section taken at line 2 2 in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a section taken at line 3-3 in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. l, showing the article including an adaptation of the teachings of my prior invention which is set forth in my copending application bearing Serial No. 47,231, led October 29th, 1935.

Fig. 5 is a section taken at line 5-5 in Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 shows the back of a mirror provided with a sleeve constructed in accordance with the teachings of this invention as a modified form of the foregoing embodiments.

I Fig. 7 is a section taken at line I-l in Fig. 6.

In the lmanufacture of pocket mirrors, a sheet of metal, usually of soft iron, is placed between a (Cl. LIll- 18) silvered glass and a sheet of covering made of cloth, leather or other suitable material, with the ends of the latter overlapping the edges of the metal sheet. Then the edges of the metal sheet are lapped over the glass whereby a unitary structure is formed.

In the drawing, the numeral II! indicates a sheet member of leather or other appropriate material provided with a slot I I of substantial length. Near an end and across the bottom of a dished metal sheet I 2, an H shaped slit is made whereby tabs may be turned to extend and set through the slot II in sheet I6, and folded over to form the bead bindings i3 and I4, along the margins of said slot, thereby securing said sheet I0 onto the metal dished sheet I2, and providing a reinforcement means at the slot I I, which will serve as the entrance of a pocket. The metal sheet I2, with the sheet member I6 secured thereto, is now mounted in the manner aforesaid onto a mirror vglass I5, by which construction a pocket compartment I6 is formed, to hold cards or other similar or suitable articles.

In the embodiment shown in Figure 4 only the bead I4 is used leaving a slot Il. At the opposite end of the metal member I2, is provided another slot I3 that is parallel to I'I. Through these slots is passed a sheet I9 to line the pocket I6, the exposed portion of which sheet extends out of pocket I 6 overlapping the sheet member I0 above the entrance of the pocket. Such construction affords a smooth entrance for cards into said pocket, obviates the second bead I3, yet performing its function as a reinforcement of the pocket entrance, and further gives the additional advantage of covering the mirror back, thus providing a protection therefor against` damage from articles housed in said pocket, upon the ingress and egress of same.

Cards may be held by friction in a sleeve within which their side edges snugly rit; such sleeve arrangement being desirable for the cards may be inserted or extracted from either side of the sleeve. To accomplish this, referring to the embodiment shown in Fig. 6, I duplicate at each end of the mirror, the construction illustrated in the half portion at the right of Fig. 5, whereby sleeve 20 is formed.

If it is desired to have a memo card or other sheet member permanently associated with the mirror, yet capable of being slid into and out of said sleeve 20, then I provide an endless loop 2I which passes thru the slots 22 in the metal bindings I4 tolie free within the sleeve on one side of the metal sheet I2; the card 23 having a slot 24 therefor provided, is slidingly mounted on the free loop portion 25 within the sleeve 2U. When said card 23 is fully out of the sleeve compartment as indicated at 26, it may be turned 5 over to rest against the mirror back as at 27, for writing convenience; a loose portion 28 of said loop 2| serving as a hinge means. It is to be noted that other cards may also occupy the sleeve at the same time.

l The sliding memo card feature just described, is also adaptable to all the embodiments herein, in which instances a loose tape is positioned within the pocket `I6 with its ends secured, for instance at Ill and joint 29.

l This invention is capable of numerous forms and various applications without departing from the essenti-al features herein disclosed. It is therefore intended and desired that the embodiments shown herein be deemed illustrative and 20 not restrictive, and that the patent shall cover whatever features of patentable novelty exist in the invention disclosed; reference being had to the following claims rather than to the specific description herein to indicate the scope of the 25 invention.

I claim:

1. In an article of the class described, the combination of a metal sheet member provided with a pair of opposite tabs projecting there- 30 from along a slot therein of substantial length intermediate its ends, a flexible sheet member provided with a slot, lying on the metal member whereby the tabs receive the same and the slots are in registration; said tabs being turned in '35 opposite directions to form bindings to engage said flexible sheet member, and another sheet member lying beneath the metal sheet member; the ends of all the members being joined together whereby a pocket is formed between the 40 metal member and the member beneath it having the joined slots as the opening thereof.

2. In an article as in claim 1, a track positioned lengthwise within the pocket and secured to one of the members, and a sheet member 45 provided with a slot near the bottom thereof, slidably mounted on said track; the track passing through said slot.

3. In an article of the class described, the corn-A bination of a dished metal'sheet member pro- 50 vided with a pair of opposite tabs projecting therefrom along a slot of substantial length therein intermediate its ends, a flexible sheet member provided with a slot, lying on the dished metal member whereby the tabs receive same 55 and the slots are in registration; said tabs being turned in opposite directions to form bindings to engage said flexible member, and another sheet member lying beneath the dished member; the ends of all the members being joined together 60 whereby a pocket is formed between the metal member and the member beneath it having the joined slots as the opening thereof.

4. In an article as in claim 3, a track positioned lengthwise within the pocket and secured to 65 one of the members, and a sheet member provided with a slot near the bottom thereof, slidably mounted on said track; the track passing through said slot.

5. In an article of the class described, the com- 70 bination of a sheet metal member provided with a tab projecting therefrom along a slot therein of substantial length intermediate its ends, a flexible sheet member provided with a slot, lying on the metal member whereby the tab` receives T5 the same and the slots are in registration; said tab being turned to form a binding to engage said flexible sheet member, and another sheet member lying beneath the metal sheet member; the ends of all the members being joined together whereby a pocket is formed between the metal member and the member beneath it having the joined slots as the opening thereof.

6. In an article as in claim 5, a track positioned lengthwise within the pocket and secured to one of the members, and a sheet member provided 10 with a slot near the bottom thereof, slidably mounted on said track; the track passing through said slot.

7. In an article of the class described, the combination of a dished metal member provided with two pairs of opposite tabs projecting therefrom along a pair of spaced slots therein of substantial length intermediate its ends, a flexible sheet member provided with -a pair of slots, lying on the dished metal member whereby the tabs receive the same and the slots of the members are in registration respectively; said tabs being turned in opposite directions in pairs respectively to form bindings to engage the flexible sheet member, and another sheet member lying beneath the dished metal member; the ends of all the members being joined together whereby a sleeve is formed between the metal member and the member beneath it, having the joined slots as the openings thereof.

8. In an article as in claim 7, a track positioned lengthwise within the sleeve and secured to one of the members, and a sheet member provided with a slot, slidably mounted on the track; said track passing through such slot.

9. In an article of the class described, the combination of a sheet metal member provided with a pair of spaced slots therein of substantial length intermediate its ends, and a tab projecting along an inner edge of one of the slots, a flexible sheet member provided with a slot lying on the metal sheet member whereby the tab receives the same, and the slot next to the tab and the slot in the flexible sheet member are in registration; said tab being turned away from the slot next to it to form a binding to engage said flexible sheet member, a second flexible sheet member laced through the slots in the sheet metal member, one projecting end portion thereof which is through the slot having the tab binding, lying over the first iiexible sheet member and the other projecting end portion thereof lies between the metal sheet and the rst flexible sheet members and another sheet member lying beneath the metal member; the projecting ends of the second flexible member and the ends of. all the other members being joined together whereby a pocket is formed between the two fiexible sheet members having the registered slots as the opening thereof.

10. In an article as in claim 9, a track positioned lengthwise within the pocket and secured to one of the members, and a sheet member provided with a slot near an end thereof, slidably mounted on the track; said track passing through 55 said slot.

11. In article of the class described, the combination of a sheet metal member provided with a pair of spacedA slots therein of substantial length intermediate its ends and a pair of opposite tabs projecting therefrom, one along each of the nearest edges of said slots, a flexible sheet member provided with a pair of slots lying on the metal member whereby the tabs receive same andthe slots in the members'are in registration 75 respectively; said tabs being turned in opposite directions away from their related slots to form bindings to engage said flexible sheet member, a second flexible sheet member laced through the pairs of registered slots, whereby its ends lie over the rst iiexible sheet member, and another sheet member lying beneath the metal member; the projecting ends of the laced iiexible member and the ends of all the other members being joined. together whereby a sleeve is formed between the two flexible sheet members, having the registered pairs of slots as the openings thereof.

l2. In an article as in claim 11, a track positioned lengthwise within the sleeve and secured to one of the members, and a sheet member provided with a slot slidably mounted on the track; said track passing through said slot.

13. In an article of the class described, the combination of a pair of sheet members secured together having an open end whereby a pocket is formed, a track positioned lengthwise Within the pocket and secured to one of the members; said track projecting slightly out of said pocket through the open end thereof and provided with a stop on its exposed portion, and another sheet member provided with a slot slidably mounted on the track; said track passing through said slot, and the last mentioned sheet being capable to be withdrawn from the pocket and turned over to lie atop one of the pocket sheet members.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4016664 *Apr 22, 1976Apr 12, 1977William F. Blake, Inc.Pocket holder for interchangeable worksheets
US4450955 *Dec 4, 1981May 29, 1984Featherston Elmer FCard holder
US4825573 *May 9, 1986May 2, 1989Art Leather Manufacturing Co., Inc.Photographic case with cover with interlock mat
USD756642 *Nov 4, 2014May 24, 2016JoAnn GrossTransaction card sleeve
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/654, 150/147
International ClassificationA45C11/18
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/18
European ClassificationA45C11/18