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Publication numberUS2383217 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1945
Filing dateApr 16, 1943
Priority dateApr 16, 1943
Publication numberUS 2383217 A, US 2383217A, US-A-2383217, US2383217 A, US2383217A
InventorsSchaffer Jacob I
Original AssigneeSchaffer Jacob I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Secret garment pocket construction
US 2383217 A
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Aug. 21, 1945. J. l. SCHAFFER SECRET GARMENT POCKET CONSTRUCTION Filed April 16, 1945 3 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. [2:05.27 SQ FAEag Aug. 21, 1945.,


Aug.- 21, 1945. I. SQHAFFER SE'CRET GARMENT POCKET CONSTRUCTION Filed April 16, 1943 s Sheets-Sheet s 5 FIEIX" Patented Aug. 2

1 This: invention relates: to 1 improvements in 'secretpocke'tsinwearingapparel:' t1 wHeretofore, secret pockets ha've- -been produced wearing apparel such as jackets, coats, etc, but such secret pockets were never-"built in or con structed without altering or modifying theexisting conventional pochet 'and/or flap of fthe gar ment, or without changingremoving or remodelling zparts iof thegarment; and these secret pockets were inore ori less complicated in" construction.

Furthermore diflicultywould be experienced in gaining access to such secret pocket of the prior ant s- J i i l s .It is an object of the presentinvention to pro-.

vide fmethod' andi means :fohproducinga secret inten'pose asecret ipocket between fabric layers of: 3:51 conventional pocket formed in a garment. l

sameare believed to give satisfactory and reliable results, although it is-to-b'e understood that the construction embodyingthe invention ina modia .Anotherzobjeclt; of the. present invention is to utilize the-conventional dining of a coat or like garment as an element of or as a reinforcement.

for ais'e'cret. pocket? 1.

, 2,383,217 J kxlslneas iatim POCKET coNs'rituc'rioN i Jacoli iltSchafier,New yorkpN xf "fits, anthanum,1943;seriaipeasant i I cla ms; v(c1. 2 253) invention is not limited to the precise arrangemerit and organization of the instrumentalities as hereinshown and described. a

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective-view of a coat or jacket embodying theinventiony i i a i i Fig. 2 is a sectional viewtakenthrough 22 of Fig.1;

Fig.1; H N

Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of the pocket ofFig. 1,part1yinsection;:. I 1 x Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken through 5-5 of Fig.1; 1 m.

Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view of apo'cket Fig, 7 is a view partly insection of the construction showing in Fig. 6; and i i i Fig; 8 is. a'horizontal sectional View of the pocket construction shown in Figs. .6 and 7 l lReferencewill now be madewin more' detail to the drawings:

In Figs. 1+5, there isdisclosed a coat or jacket 10 having a conventionally located pocket ll provided with a flap I2.

the usual coat lining and numeral l6 indicates A further object of the present invention is to.

form a secret pocket between the lining of the conventional garment pocket and its flap, on the one hand, and the lining of the garment, on the other hand. i M

Another object of the present invention is to so construct a secret pocket of the aforementioned kind that the opening or mouth of the secret drawings which illustrate certain forms of embodiment thereof. These form are shown for the purpose of illustrating the invention since the the conventional outer fabric memberof the pocket ll. I i

In the customary manner, the conventional pocket comprises the outer member I6 folded over at IT. At this folded over portion,'the turned-over upper edge of wall [8 of pocket I9 is stitched as indicated at the Lower edge of wall l8 being secured to wall 2| of pocket I!) as indicated at 28'. of wall 2| by the line of stitching 22 is a flap member 23. The walls I8 and 2| and the flap member 23 are usually made of lining material.

The mouth or pocket opening is indicated by coat material flap l2 are stitched together at their free edges and form together the customary flap. In order to apply the invention, the flaps 23 and I2 are separated at their respective upper longitudinal extremities 34, 35 and in one form of the invention there is interposed a pocket Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken through 3-3 of pocket Flap I2 is seamed to the body l3 of the coat in the customary manner as indicated at I4. Numeral 15 indicates Secured to the upper edge 25 comprising walls 26, 21 which may be separate pieces of lining material stitched together as indicated at 28. Walls 26, 21 extend substantially to the flaps 23, I2, Wall 26 being seamed to flap 23 .by the transverse line of stitching 29, and wall 21 being seamed to the flap I 2 by the transverse line of stitching 30. The opening to pocket 25 is indicated at 3| which is substantially coincident with the line of separation orthe flaps extremities 34, 35.

In order to prevent the flap 23 from spreading or puckering at the corners adjacent the mouth or opening 3l., the stitchings 36, 31, j oining the ends of the flaps 23, I2 together are brought over the corners 38 asclearly seen in Fig. 1. This will also cause the flap 23 and the upper portions of walls 26, 21 to lie substantially fiat against flap l2 particularly when the flaps are in turned down position concealing pocket 25.

In Figs. 6-8, there is illustrated afurtherembodi'ment of the, invention, parts corresponding to like parts in the embodiment of Figs. 1-5,

being indicated by like numerals. Here, part of the coat lining l forms a wall of secret pocket 25', the other wall 40 of the pocket being secured at itsjupper edge to the lining flap'23 by the stitching 29, and aroundits remaining edges to lining l5- by the stitching 4|; the said pocket being defined by the U-shaped line of stitcl'iing 4] connecting Wall 40'to lining I5.

Normally, the flap members or plies 23, I2 are closed at their transverse edges orqends. 31,

38, and at their. upper and lower longitudinal.

edges, that is, upper edges 34 and 35 are seamed together and lower edges adjacent the stitching 22-,and M are seamedtogether. In forming the secretgpocket thesep1ies23 and1l2 areseparated at their respective upper and lower longitudinal extremities orlimits forming the secret pocket therebetween and between walls of the conventionalpocket structure; The conventional l5, l6, l8 and 2|, the wall 15 being part of the inside lining of the coat. I

Although there has been disclosed in the drawings and described in the specification two of the modes in which it is contemplated embodying the invention, it is desired that the invention in no way be limited to the details of such disclosure, for in the further application of the j invention, changes in the forms and proportions may 'bemade as circumstances require or experience suggests without departing from the spirit of the invention, within the scope of the appended claims. I g

' Having thus described the invention, what I claim as' new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

' 1. Int. coat having a conventional lining and a conventional pocket structure having a multiply flap covering the mouth of the pocket, a secret pocket extending with-in said structure including its flap, said plies'being separatedat their upper longitudinal extremities providing a mouthior said secret pocket, saidplies being secured together at their transverse extremities and over the corners formed by said transverse and longitudinal v extremities and. saidsecret pocket including "a wall comprising a' portion of said conventional lining.

2. In a conventional coat pocket structure hav ing a multi-ply' flap covering the mouth of the pocket, a secret pocket extending within said structure including its flap, said secret pocket comprising side walls joined at their lower extremities constituting the bottom ,of said secret pocket structure may be considered as substantially including theflap plies 23, I2 and the walls pocket and connected at their upper extremities respectively to the upper longitudinal extremities of adjacent plies of said flap, said ,adjacentplies, being separated at their said. longitudinal ex'- tremities constituting a mouth for said secret pocket, and said plies being securedtogether at their transverse extremities and over the corners formed by said transverse and longitudinal extremities;


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U.S. Classification2/253
International ClassificationA41D27/20
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/20
European ClassificationA41D27/20