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Publication numberUS2300144 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1942
Filing dateJun 20, 1940
Priority dateJun 20, 1940
Publication numberUS 2300144 A, US 2300144A, US-A-2300144, US2300144 A, US2300144A
InventorsAllen Buxton Mabel
Original AssigneeBuxton Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flexible pocket receptacle
US 2300144 A
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Oct. 27, 1942. w. R. Bux'roN FLEXIBLE POCKET RECEPTACLE Filed June 20. 1940 INVENTOR MMI/P 22.504701 BY da@ q1. l g ATTOREYS Patented Cct. 27, 1942 FLEXIBLE POCKET RECEPTACLE Warner R. Buxton, Longmeadow, Mass.; Mabel Allen Buxton, Longmeadow, Mass., executrix of said Warner R. Buxton, deceased, assignor to Buxton, Incorporated, a corporation of Massachusetts Application June 20, 1940, Serial No. 341,452

4 Claims.

This invention relates to flexible pocket receptacles of the type used to carry papers, letters, currency and the like, and has particular reference to the currency carrying capacities of the receptacle.

One object of my present invention is to combine in one receptacle certain advantages of the wallet type of receptacle in which currency is carried flat and unfolded, with certain advantages of the billfold type of receptacle in which the receptacle and the enclosed currency are folded to reduce the size of the receptacle when placed in the pocket.

A further object of the invention is to provide the user with a receptacle which will permit him to exercise a choice as to the manner in which the currency is to be carried.

Other and further objects Will be made apparent in the following specification and claims.

In the accompanying drawing which illustrates one embodiment of my invention:

Fig. 1 is a plan View of a wallet according to n my invention, the wallet being in open position; Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view similar to Fig. 1 but with parts broken away to show the construction;

Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view; and Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. l but with the bill compartment released from the main body of the wallet. l

Referring to the drawing the wallet is shown as comprising an outer wall Il) provided with a central vertical fold line II which divides the outer wall into portions I2 and I3 which may be folded upon each other along the fold line I I.

Portion I2 is provided with an inner Wall member I4 which may be and preferably is an integral extension of outer wall portion I2, folded onto the inner face thereof. The bottom edges of the members I2 and i4 are stitched together as at I5 to provide between them a tcp and side opening pocket.

Outer wall member I3 may, if desired, be similarly provided with an inner wall member I6 folded over cn the inner face of member I3 and stitched thereto along the bottom edge as at Il, or may be provided with any other desired wallet structure.

The bill compartment of the wallet is made as a separable element removable from the main body of the wallet, and comprises outer and inner Wall members 2B and 2l, respectively, connected together at their ends and one side edge to form a, full length bill compartment therebetween. Walls 2B and 2l may be coextensive or the outer wall 2!) may extend slightly beyond the inner wall 2| at the mouth of the bill compartment as indicated at 22. Preferably the inner wall member 2I is of extensible construction and as shown comprises spaced end portions 23, which may be formed as extensions of outer wall 2li, theouter end edges of portions 23 being stitched, or otherwise secured, as at IS to the adjacent end edges of member 2li. Portions 23 are provided with inwardly folded flaps 24 forming with portions 23 generally tubular members in which the end portions of an intermediate member 25 are slidably telescoped to bridge the gap between the portions 23.

The outer wall 20 and the sliding member 25 have a fold line 26 upon which one-half of the bill compartment element may be folded on the other half, when the element is separated from the wallet. It will thus be seen that the bill compartment of the wallet has the general characteristics of a. bill fold, and may be constructed as such in any usual or desired manner so long as the structural relationships, later described, between it and the main body of the wallet, are preserved.

The dimensions of the bill compartment element are made such that it lits snugly into the pocket between wall members I2 and I4 of the main body of the wallet.

The dimension a of the inner wall 2l of thev bill compartment element is substantially equal, making allowance for the thickness of the material, to the dimension 'b of inner wall member I4. Similarly the overall dimension c of the bill compartment element is made equal to the inside dimension d of the pocket formed between walls I2 and I4, that is, the distance between the upper edge of member I4 and the line of stitching I5. Wall member I4 is provided at that edge which is adjacent fold line ll with a securing flap Sii, creased as at 3 I-or otherwise hinged to the wall member Ill-so as to be folded into the bill compartment between walls 2i) and EI, as perhaps best shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, to thereby releasably secure the bill compartment to the wallet. The dimension e of flap 3B at its hinged line of connection to wall I4 is substantially equal to the inside dimension f of the bill compartment-A that is, the distance between the lines of stitches I9. This close fit of the base portion of iiap 30 in the mouth of the bill compartment together with the extension of the iiap a substantial distance into the compartment holds the latter securely to the main body of the wallet. The eX- tended portion 22 of 'wall E@ serves to guide ap 39 into the bill compartment in the operation of fastening the bill compartment element to the main body of the wallet and also serves, when the element is in place in the wallet pocket or when it is being used separately, to guide currency into the compartment.

As will be apparent from Fig. 4, when the bill compartment element is secured to the wallet to form part thereof, as above described, there is provided a top and side opening pocket X between wall members i2 and 2t, a top opening pocket Y between wall members @d and 2 l, a side opening currency pocket Z between flap Si) and wall 2), and a hiddenf completely closed pocket between wall member l and flap 3i? which is accessible only upon withdrawal of flap 3l! and may be used for bills of high denomination.

Withdrawal of ilap 3H releases the bill compartment from the wallet as shown in Fig. 5. The compartment when so released may be used in the manner of an ordinary billfold, and the main body of the wallet, minus its currency carrying capacities until the bill compartment is restored, continues in the interim to serve its other wallet purposes, flap 3i) being folded back into the pocket eifzistinf7 between walls l2 and ist.

Many men prefer ordinarily to carry their currency, unfolded, in a wallet placed in an inside coat pocket. Frequently, however, these same men, when going coatless for example and desiring to have their money with them, are compelled to remove their bills from the conventional wallet and carry them rolled or folded loosely in a trouser pocket. The present invention for the first time provides a receptacle which meets such conditions whenever, wherever and as often as they arise, and in general provides a structure by which similar problems of adaptability in the construction of wallets for various purposes may be met.

What I claim is:

1. A iiexible pocket receptacle comprising in combination, a main wallet body having an outer Wall provided with a fold line dividing said wall into portions foldable upon each other along said line, an inner wall member secured to one of said portions to form a pocket open along its top and the side adjacent said fold line and closed at the other side and at the bottom, a pair of walls secured together to form an element having a compartment open along one side and closed along the opposite side and at at least one end, said element being nested full length in said pocket with` its closed side and closed end engaged in the bight of the pocket walls at the closed side and closed end of the pocket, and a flap hinged to the edge of said inner wall member at the open side of said pocket and normally extending into said pocket and in overlapping engagement with the free edge of the adjacent wall of said element and with an end edge portion engaged in the bight of the walls of said element at the closed end of said compartment to releasably see cure the latter in said pocket and restrained therein against substantial movement in any direotion.

A flexible pocket receptacle comprising in combination, a main wallet body having an outer wall provided with a fold line dividing said wall into portions foldable upon each other along said line, an inner wall member secured to one of said portions to form a pocket opening toward said fold line and closed at the opposite side and one end, a pair of wall members secured together to form a separable element having a full length bill compartment open along one side and closed along the opposite side and at at least one end, said element being nested full length in said pocket with its open side adjacent the open side of the pocket and with its closed side and closed end engaged in the bight of the pocket walls at the closed side and closed end of the pocket. the wall members forming said bill compartment having a fold line at right angles to the fold line of the main wallet body and about which one portion of said element may be folded upon another portion thereof when the element is separated from the main wallet body, and a flap disposed at the open side of said pocket and eX- tending into the bill compartment of the element to releasably secure said element to the main wallet body in unfolded condition in said pocket and restrained therein by said ap against substatnial movement in any direction.

3. A flexible pocket receptacle comprising in combination, a main wallet body having an outer wall provided with a fold line dividing said wall into portions foldable upon each other along said line, an inner wall member secured to one of said portions to form a pocket opening toward said fold line, a pair of wall members secured together to form a separable element having a full length bill compartment open along one side only, one of said last named wall members being extensibley said element being nested full length in said pocket with its open side adjacent the open side of the pocket, the Wall members forming said bill compartment having a fold line at right angles to the fold line of the main wallet body and about which one portion of said element may be folded upon another portion thereof when the element is separated from the main wallet body, and a ap disposed at the open side of said pocket and extending into the bill compartment to releasably secure said element to the main wallet body in unfolded condition in said pocket and restrained therein by said flap against substantial movement in any direction.

d. A flexible pocket receptacle comprising in combination, a main wallet body having an outer wall provided with a fold line dividing said wall into portions foldable upon each other along said line, an inner wall member secured to one of said portions to form a pocket opening toward said fold line, wall members secured together to form a separable element having a full-length bill compartment open along one side and closed along the opposite side and at least one endy said element being nested full length in said pocket with its open side adjacent the open side of the pocket, the wall members forming said bill compartment having a fold line at right angles to the fold line of the main wallet body and about which one portion of said element may be folded upon another portion thereof when the element is separated from the main wallet body, and means disposed at the open side of said pocket to hold the edges of the adjacent walls of said pocket and element together substantially along their entire length to releasably secure said element in unfolded condition in said pocket of the main wailet body and close the opening between the so-held edges of said adjacent walls.

WARNER R. BUXTSN.

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US8893881 *Jul 20, 2011Nov 25, 2014Jonathan Neil SchneiderFoldable organizer
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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/138, 150/139
International ClassificationA45C1/00, A45C1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06
European ClassificationA45C1/06