US 2129196 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. s, 1938.
l. BOSHNACK El AL SAFETY TOOL POCKET Fil'edMarch 25, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet l fszdore Boshnack Samuel Boshnac/c ATTORNEY Sept. a, 1938." I. BOSHNACK Em 2,129,196
SAFETY TOOL POCKET Filed March 23, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEYS Patented Sept. 6, 1938 SAFETY TOOL POCKET Isidore Boshnack and Samuel Boshnack,
New York, N. Y.
Application March 23, 1936, Serial No. 70,469
The present invention relates to sheaths or receptacles for tools and mechanics implements and more particularly to pockets for this purpose attached to the workmens overalls or other outer garment.
The primary object of our invention is to proride a sheath or pocket of an improved form by which the workman is afforded protection against accidental injury when the pocket contains such sharp implements as a chisel, putty knife, etc., and alsoto minimize the chance of the tool becoming accidentally dislodged from the pocket.
A further object of our invention is to provide a novel arrangement of flap or closure for the pocket which, when open, will function as a guide to facilitate the convenient placement of the tool into the pocket, the advantage of this feature being apparent in considering the frequent use of some of the mechanics tools.
Another feature of our safety tool pocket resides in the adaptability of the closure flap to forming the closure for a plurality of pockets superimposed over one another so that the opening of the single closure will render accessible the contents of any or all of the pockets at the same time.
The invention will be fully and comprehensively understood from a consideration of the following detailed description when read in connection with the accompanying drawings which form part of the application.
In the drawings:
Figs. 1 and 2 are perspective views of our tool pocket attached to a garment showing the novel closure for same in open and closed position, respectively.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the tool pocket secured to a garment and showing a modified form of the closure for same in open position, the closed position being shown in phantom.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of another modified form of my safety tool pocket.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a further modified form which includes all the elements of Fig. 3, and the outer pocket of the form of Figs. 1 and 2.
In the fabrication of overalls or workmens garments a pocket is constructed by sewing. or otherwise securing a rectangular piece of material to the outer surface of the garment along two or more of the edges. Such a pocket is illustrated in the drawings and indicated by numeral 5, the same being unattached at its upper edge to form the opening into the pocket and being secured to the garment as by being stitched along the lines 6.
The preferred form of closure or flap for the pocket is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 and, being adapted to forming the closure for a plurality of pockets, a second pocket I is shown preferably constructed as by sewing in superimposed position on the first pocket 5 along the lines 8 a similar piece of material, the upper edge of which is unattached to provide the opening into the pocket.
A closure flap 8 comprising a rectangular piece of resilient material, such as cloth or leather, is secured to a garment along either of its vertical edges 9 and preferably by continuing the stitching 6 of the pocket 5 upwardly to include the contiguous portion of the flap 8. The underside of the flap 8 is provided with a plurality, preferably three, of openable fastening means such as the conventional snap fastener 10 shown. These snap fasteners it are preferably disposed one at each free corner of the flap 8 and a third intermediate the top edge of same. tener members H are secured in similar relation to appropriate portions of the outer garment and the pocket 5 so that when the flap 8 is swung to closed position, as shown in Fig. 2, same may be secured in position by engagement of the respective members l0 and l I of the snap fasteners.
Complemental members of a snap fastener l2 are also attached respectively to the free edge of the pocket 5 and the corresponding portion of the garment to provide an additional closure for the pocket 5 when access is required only to the pocket 1. When access to either of the pockets 5 or I is required the flap 8 is swung to one side, as shown in Fig. 1, and is there secured by a similar snap fastener H, a member of which is fastened to the garment so that the portion of the flap 8 adjacent the fixed edge 9 forms a rolled or rounded portion It.
It will be observed by reference to Fig. 1 that the rolled portion I4 is contiguous from both the pocket 5 and the pocket 1. In the insertion of a tool or implement in either of the mentioned pockets the rolled form M in its relation to either of the pockets functions as a guiding recess into which a portion of the tool being inserted may be placed so that the tool may readily be further inserted into the pocket without catching on the free edges of same.
It will be observed by reference to Fig. 2 that the flap 8, being secured in closed position by the several snap fasteners Ill, forms a common closure for both the pockets 5 and 1.
Reference is now directed to Fig. 3 illustrating a modified form of closure for the tool pocket 5. In this form the closure flap is indicated by the Complemental snap fasnumeral [5 and is secured in position by being attached along one of its vertical edges Hi to the garment in such position that the lower portion of the rectangular piece forming the flap I5 overlaps the upper portion of the pocket 5. The flap I5 is stitched or otherwise attached to the pocket 5 along the line H. The flap I5, being secured at two adjacent edges, is opened by bending over a diagonal line extending between the corners of the flap adjacent the attached edges of same and is held in this position by a suitable fastener l8 positioned at the free corner thereof. The member of the fastener 18 secured to the free corner flap 15 is of double form so that same may function to engage either of two complemental fastener members one being indicated by the reference numeral l8 and the other is shown as being covered by the flap, but is secured to the pocket 5 in the path of the member I 8 so as to cooperate with the member I8, to hold the flap 15 in either opened or closed position. A second fastener 19 is positioned intermediate the upper free edge of the flap l5 to engage a complemental fastener member l9 when the flap I5 is closed.
It will be noted from Fig. 3 that the flap l5 in open position forms a rolled edge 20 along its diagonal line so as to present a recess contiguous from the interior of the pocket 5, which recess may function as a-guide similar to that described for the rolled edge I4 to facilitate the insertion of the tool into the pocket. The free end of the tool, being inserted between the extending portion of the open flap I5 and the garment, functions to guide the tool further into the pocket 5.
Reference is now directed to'Fig. 4 for a detailed description of the second modified form of my tool pocket. In this form a fiap 8 is also provided in similar arrangement to that illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. In addition to the closure provided by the fiap 8 a second closure for the pocket 5 is presented by providing a zipper 21, the complemental portions of which are secured respectively to the free edge of the'pocket 5 and the adjacent portion of the garment. The zipper 2| permits of conveniently closing the pocket 5 temporarily without necessitating the placement of the flap 8 in closed position, so that the rolled edge [4 of same provides a guiding means for insertion of the tool at all times.
The modified form of Fig. 5 is identical in all respects to the form of Fig. 3, with the single exception that the form of Fig. 5 includes the outer or second pocket 1 of the form of Figs. 1 and 2, therefore further comments directed to the form of Fig. 5 is deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood that this improvement is capable of extended application and is not confined to the exact showing of the drawings nor to the precise construction described and, there fore, such changes and modifications may be made therein as do not affect the spirit of the invention nor exceed the scope thereof as expressed in the appended claim.
What is claimed as new is:
In combination, a garment, a pocket member constructed in said garment and having a lineal opening, a second pocket member secured to said first pocket, a closure flap secured on one edge to said garment adjacent to and along a line per- 1 pendicular to the pocket openings and secured on another edge along a line parallel to said pocket openings, means for detachably securing said closure flap over said pocket openings and fastening means for detachably securing said flap in open position whereby to form a rolled edge along a diagonal line for guiding articles into said pockets.