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Publication numberUS2249558 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 15, 1941
Filing dateFeb 28, 1940
Priority dateFeb 28, 1940
Publication numberUS 2249558 A, US 2249558A, US-A-2249558, US2249558 A, US2249558A
InventorsLeslie Green Clarence
Original AssigneeLeslie Green Clarence
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Billfold
US 2249558 A
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July 15, .1941. c. L.. GREEN BILLF'OLD Filedl Feb. 28, 1940 Ularnce Leslie Gre, @5% MM 4ed to receive Patented Julyy 15, 1941 UNITED. STAT-ES i 2.249.558.

Y Clarence Leslie Green, A lbuquerque, N. Mex. Application February 28, 19.40, Serial No. 3215319 This invention relates to a fold Lior carrying papers and more particularly to abillfold adaptbilis of several diiferentdenomina- In the prior art, billfolds have been suggested having a main pocket to receive'a number of groups of bills of diiferent denominations with all bills of the same denominations in separate groups and having openings in- .the Walls of rthe fold through which bilis from asinglev group could be withdrawn.

It is a particular object of this invention tov provide an improved billfold of this type having openings in one Wall thereof. f

Another object is to provide such a billffold having openings cooperating with a plurality of separate compartments so that individual bil-lsl disposed in the compartments maybe withdrawn? It is another objectv of this invention toprovide' an arrangement of openings that will provide an immediate indication by this disposition, which compartment is being opened. L

It is another object of this invention to2-provide a more compact foldl having openings all on one wall communicating with 4thevariciujsl compartments.

l2 shown in Figure l. The main pocket is divided into a plurality or individualcompartments Other objects and advantages ofthe inv-en tion will be apparent from a consideration ofthe following -description of the illustrative embodiment shown inthe accompanying drawing, inl

which:

Figure 1 is an elevation of the bilifoldl-showing the arrangement of the iiaps on the insideor front face of the fold;

Figure 2 Iis a sectional view of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a .detailed view of the ap' arrangement shownon the left-hand end ofl thev bilifold taken online 2! cretly carriedtherein.

of Figure 1, disclosing the flapcovering tlievoperling to one of the groupsfof billsturned clown;l

Figure 4 groupsof billsfturned down, and

Figure 5 is a view the groups of bills turnedA down. The present embodimentof the'inventlon dis-.-

is a view similar to Figure'3 showingv the iiap communicating with another of they A 'similar ,to Figure y3 showing' the flap communicating with still .anotherv of' closes a billfold made of; leather or other suitable iiexible material-having a Vfront wall all!v and a rear wall llbest shownin Figure 2. "Ivhese-:walls are lfastened together in any welleknown-manner to provide a pocket into which bills mayibeinl serted. The pockethasa single entrance open'- ing through which the bills are inserted; the entrance being closed'by means of the -?zip'pe r il', Ii, |76, il, and Ilby means of partitions 2 0', 2l. 2.1. and 23. and each compartment IS- 'conf structed to receive a ,particular Vgroupy orN papers o r The compartment i4, forv example. may be, and preferably is, utilized fQrf bilis of@1 Particular denomination, and u indicated, a plurality of 20 bills maybe placeiin this cin npartx'nexbit. vAt the right-hand end ofthe compartment il', as shown in Figure 2, an opening 25 isfprovided which may be covered by a 11an- 26.L The #an lie suitable' mi winectian with .the fastgnerll on th had? 0f the M1301@ 5 0 the 11949 maybe hlfdil closedf position o ver the opening.

'me next compartment II.:- mev be' lled with $.10 bills. and the lefthangend 0f this compari-. ment, as shown in Figure '2i 'has' an 99311118 3.0"

communicating tlgrerewith',v this .opening being best Shown in Fig-,ure .5: The opening' Si isL gov"- ered by aiiap 35i having a' cooperating snap. f

kof the billfold, asbe Gevers vthi# Quemar.; and a snap' fastener fr maintains the nap m nosed postma- Ilhe compartment lil may ,be provided.- for $fl bil1s', and this compar-tm nt has an opening .disposed at the'le +11. opening' .lllY beine gever, ylaflap' .41,- as LStrawn' in Figure ,3. The: 111i P il lies a snap fastener ,4:2Y to'nimtaln it in' closed position.

The .compartment l Biet rear 1S' completely closed, land 11519916 PPeISf Such-'58111115 .-flar'e denominations or deeds, notestetcrmay' be selbe provided with'- the usual identification. receiving ,means ehdanotlr poaket- 4 en it@ iront' falce @receive cards .ef-ter' the bi11s1 e beerrfsesreatedt their indrfidual zrnunf andeinserted invv the various comnartmenisthrauhihe entiende openirth .bxufldmavabe closed by topper r2; order thereafter.. to :withdraw billsfromfthe `fold, 'it' is merely necessary to:V open -thefiap commu!'1i-1 eating with" ofthe-prever denamlnatiom The hmmm .may

't0' thief Parti* ticnabetween therwmpertmeii any number of 'mentlwithout qisturbingiany gf tnemilisqr dir ferentldexiemintionssshownin 4. Annan 1 e .compartment holdingv thel :bills end of the billfold provides a very compact arrangement wherein the various groups of $1, $5, and $10 bills may be arranged with one substantially directly behind the other. The construction is such that the rearmost group may be reached without exposing either of the two foremost groups. It is also to be noted that either one of these three groups may be reached through its cooperating opening for the removal of bills without revealing the other groups.

In the construction shown, the flap 4 l is hinged at the extremity of the pocketbook. and is snapped over the bills, as is clearly shown in Figure 3, while the other flaps 3| and 36 covering the openings to the $10 and $5 bills, respectively, snap shut to the extreme end of the billfold and hinge about the edge 43 of opening 40 (see Figure 3). It is seen that the flaps 3l and 36 include a portion of the partitions 22 and 23, respectivelyyand flap 4| forms a portion of the front wall I offthe billfold.

The arrangement of the flaps and'vopenings is such that there isa single openingffor $20 bills at one end of the pocketbook and three openings for bills of the lower denominations disposed at the other end of the fold: Such a vconstruction Y immediately appraises v'thief vowner whichj `'denomination bill is being withdrawn merely from feeling the pocketbook to determine the arrange' ment of the openings. Eitherthe three openings at one end or the single opening gives such an indication. Thus, it is possible to withdraw a particular bill without seeing" the pocketbook,l and in certain circumstances this is a very valuable feature. In the preferred construction; the single flap at one end for $20 bills is suggested, because, being However, it is placed at one-end,v a design could be originated',

set apart, the user is immediately reminded ofV the importance of opening thisnflap.

evidentV that if all thel fiapswerev within the concept ofY the present invention, to indicate which flap covered a particularcornpartment.

In the preferred construction of thefpock'etbook a flap is provided having a snap fastener adapted `to fasten onto the means-46 to hold the billfold in folded position. f

Various modifications of the invention herein disclosed may appear to those skilled in the art, and, therefore, the invention is not intended to be limited by the disclosure herein contained other than by the following claims.

I claim: y

1. A billfold having a front Wall andrv a back wall secured together to form apocketfto receive bills of different denominations, coextensive partition means in said pocket to provide a plurality of walledv by when'the bills are arranged in groups with all of the bills of the'sam'e denomination in a. single group they may be disposed in the pocket with each group in a separate compartment, said billfold having an opening in one of said walls disposed at the end thereof, certain of said partition means extendingl across said opening and having an outer end' releasably fastened to the other of said walls, end flaps to permit access to each of said compartments, at least one of said flaps being formedofsaid extending portion of said partition means.

2. A billfold having a front wall and a back wall secured together to form a pocket toreceive bills of ,different denominations, coextensivepartition means in said pocket to provide a plurality of walled compartments, whereby when compartments, wherethe bills are arranged in groups with all of the bills of the same denomination in a single group they may be disposed in the pocket with each group in a separate compartment, said billfold having an opening in one of said walls disposed at the end thereof, certain of 'said partition means extending across said opening and having an outer end releasably fastened to the other of said walls, overlapping end flaps to permit access exclusively to each of said compartments, at least one of said flaps being formed of said extending portion of said partition means.

3. A billfold having a front wall and a back Wall secured together to form a pocket to receive bills of different denominations, coextensive partition means in said pocket to provide a plurality ofnon-communicating walled compartments, whereby when the bills are arranged in groups with all kof the bills of the same denomination in a single group they may be disposed in the pocket with each group in a separate compartment, said billfold having an opening in one of saidl walls disposed at the end thereof, certain of'said partition means extending acrosssaid opening and having an outer end releasably fastened to the other of said walls, end flaps to permit access toA each of said compartments, atleast one -of said flaps being formed of said extending portion of said partition means.

V4. A billfold having a front Awall and a back wall secured together to form a pocket to receive bills of different denominations, coextensive partition means in' said pocket to provide a plurality of non-communicating walled compartments, whereby when the bills are arranged in groups with all of the bills of the same denomination in a single group they may be disposed in the pocket with each group in a separatecompartment, said billfold having an opening in oneAof said walls disposed at the end thereof, certain of said partition means extending across said opening and having an outer end releasably fastened to the other of saidV walls, overlapping'Y end flaps to permit access exclusively to each of said compartments, at least one of said aps being formed of said extending portion of said partition means.

5. A billfold having a front Wall and a back wall secured together vto form a' pocket to receive bills of different denominations, coexten- K sive partition means in said pocket to provide a plurality of walled compartments, whereby when the bills are arranged in groups with all of the bills of the'same denomination in a. single group they may be disposed in the pocket with each group in a separate compartment, said billfold having `an opening in one of said walls disposed at one" end thereof, certain of said partition means extending across said opening and having an outer end releasably fastened to the other of saidwalls, end flaps to permit access to each of said compartments, at least one of said flaps being formed of said extending portion of said partition means, said billfold having an opening in the opposite end of said wall to permit access to one of said pockets, and a iiap for covering said last-named opening.

6. A billfold having a front wall anda back wall secured together to form a pocket to receive bills of different denominations, coextensive partition means in saidpocket to provide a plurality of Walled compartments, whereby when the bills are arranged in groups with all of the bills of the same denomination in a single group they may be disposed in the pocket with each group in a separate compartment, said billfoid having an opening in one of said walls disposed at one end thereof, certain of said partition means extending across said opening and having an outer end reieasabiy fastened to the other of said Walls,l overlapping end aps to permit access to each of said compartments, at least one of said aps being formed of said extending portion of said partition means. said yloiilfold having an opening in the oppositeend of said wail to permit access to one of said pockets, and

5 a flap for covering said last-named opening.

CLARENCEv LESLIE GREEN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/140, 150/143, 150/141, 150/145
International ClassificationA45C1/00, A45C1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06
European ClassificationA45C1/06