US 2351158 A
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H. STELZER June 13; 1944.
MONEY BELT Filed Jan. 26, 1945 w R E INVENTOR MWPAY S754 zE/a ATTOR N EY I; edging ll stitched to the fabric.
Patented June 13, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- MONEY BELT Harry Stelzer, Forest Hills, N. Y. Application January as, 1943, Serial No. 473,610
1 Claim. (cl. 24-5) This invention relates to an improved flexible money belt adapted to be worn around the waist and under the outer garments of the wearer.
' Briefly stated, the money belt of the invention consists of a "waterproof fabric which is divided into two sections each of which has a pocket whose side walls form inner walls for two additional compartments. Thus, each section, in effect, consists of three pockets, two of which are so arranged as to utilize those spaces that lie between the outer side walls of the belt and the adjacentwalls of an inner or central pocket. Each section is so designed that a bill placed either in'the innermost pocket or in the central pocket thereof will not be visible when the mouth of the section is opened, whereas a bill placed in the outer pocket of the section completely hides the other two pockets and gives the illusion of completeness. The central pocket is made up of the same fabric material as the outer walls of the money belt in order to give the wall oi the central pocket nearest the mouth the same appearance as the innermost wall of the belt. In this way, each section contains two secret pockets which escap a casual inspection of the belt. The
two sections may have the same or different longitudinal dimensions, preferably diflerent though, in orderthat one section can be conveniently used for coins, if desired, and the other section used for bills. V r
A more detailed description of the invention follows. in conjunction with a drawing wherein:
Fig. 1 is a front elevation view of the improvedmoney belt of the invention, with one section broken away to illustrate the inner pocket;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a front elevation view of the money I belt with the central pockets extending out of the two sections, and with certain portions broken is shown a money belt made up of a flexible 4 waterproof fabric, such as gabardine, which is divided into two sections i2 and I I, by means of has a mouth or opening for the interior thereof formed by edging l6, and includes an inner or back wall II and an outer or front wall 2| and a central or intermediate pocket '22 formed by a pair of walls 24, 26. Each section has its dimen- Each section away to illustrate the details more clearly; and
sions fixed at one end by the stitching of edging i0 and at its other end by the stitching forming the triangular portion to which the belting 26 is attached, as shown. The bottom of each section is formed by a line of fold 30 (note Fig. 4) joining the two outer walls l8 and 20, while the top of each section is fixed by a line of stitching 32..
The central pocket 22 has its inner wall 24 stitched at its upper edge to the outer or back wall 18 as at 22. The outer wall 26 of the central pocket is open at its upper edge to form an opening for the bills or coins which may be deposited therein. It should be noted that the upper, edges of the central pocket 22 extend above the mouth of each section.- The walls 24 and 26 of the central pocket 22 are joined at the bottom by a line of fold 34, and joined at their side edges by stitching 36 (note Fig. 2).
The outer pocket of each section is formed by the space which lies between the front wall 20 and the adjacent wall 26 of the central pocket. The inner pocket of each section is formed by the space which lies between the back or inner wall i 8 and the adjacent wall 24 of the central pocket. r
The, longitudinal dimensions of. section 14 and of the central pocket contained therein are such as to accommodate-unfolded bills which appear in the broken away parts of Fig. 3 and are labeled can be'considered as secret compartments. Be-
cause the flexible fabric material for all pockets is the same, a casual inspection of the interior of each section-through its mouth gives the impression that the-wall 26 of the central pocket constitutes the innermost wall of the money belt. In order to obtain access to the central or intermediate pocket 22, it is only necessary to lift up the top of the section formed by the e ing 16. This actionwill enable change or bills to be placed within the central or intermediate pocket and will also provide access to the pocket formed by the inner-wall 26 of the central pocket and the outer or front wall 26 ofthe money .belt. To ohtain access to the innermost pocket formed by the rear outer wall ll of .the money belt, and the rear wall 24 of the inner pocket, it is necessary to lift the inner pocket entirely out of the bill fold through the edging I.
as shown by the dot and dashlines of Hg. 4.
The belting 20, adapted to encircle the waist of the wearer, may comprise any suitable fabric.
preferably waterprof; or, if desired, an elastic material such as a vinyl resin. Any suitable fastening means may be employed for the belting 28, although it is preferred that a buckle such as 40 be used.
What is claimed is: A flexible money belt adapted to be worn around the waist, comprising a fabric material divided 10 ing/a rear wall, as seen when positioned in said belt stitched only at; its top to the top of the rear wall of each secton in its interior, the walls of said pocket coope ating with the outer walls ofgsaid money belt tdifform additional outer and inner pockets by virtue of the spaces therebetween, the opening tlj 'said open-top inner pocket being normally concealed above the opening of the outer pocket butstill accessible through the opening of said outer pocket, a. strap secured to one end and a buckle secured to the other end of said belt.