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Publication numberUS2402764 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 25, 1946
Filing dateDec 24, 1943
Priority dateDec 24, 1943
Publication numberUS 2402764 A, US 2402764A, US-A-2402764, US2402764 A, US2402764A
InventorsMiller Edward F
Original AssigneeHickok Mfg Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wallet
US 2402764 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

June 25, 1946.

E. F. MILLER WALLET Swvcnton Patented June 25, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WALLET Edward F. Miller, Rochester, N. Y., assignor to Hickok Manufacturing Company, Inc., Rochester, N. Y., a corporation of New York ApplicaticnlDecember 24, 1943, Serial No. 515,559

This invention relates to Wallets.

One object of theinvention is to provide a wallet having comparatively thin edges of uniform thickness, giving tothe wallet an attractive and neat appearance, and facilitating production incident to a minimum of stitching and a minimum of labor required in the assembly of the various partsof the wallet.

Another object of theinvention resides in the provision of a walletv which possesses and retains unusual flexibility andperrnits. considerable expansibility without affectingthe original appearance, shape or structural characteristics of the wallet. 7

A still further object of the invention is to, provide a wallet having interior floating elements calculated to render the: complete assembly flexlble or resilient because of the floating nature of the interior pieces and due to the fact that suchl pieces are not tied. down by stitching or otherwise; on all edges as. is the common. practice.

vIt isrstill further proposed to provide a wallet, or pocketbook, composed of small interior pieces coopferatingwith; the, other parts of the wallet efiectively and. whereby scrap material may be effectively utilized ,for the sake of economy in production and without destroying eilectiveness of use of the wallet by providing for greater flexibility or resiliency, in the use thereof.

With the above and other objects in view, the

invention consists. in the novel. construction, arrangement, and combination of. parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in. the accompanying drawing, and pointed out. in the claims hereto appended, it being understood. that various changes in the form, proportion, and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the accompanying. drawing:

Fig. 1 is a rear view of the assembled wallet, interior parts being shown in dotted lines;v

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal: sectional view of the invention taken on the line 2-2 of.Fig. 1;

' Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig; 1;.

Fig. 4- is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1;

Fig. -5 is a transverse sectional view of the wallet or pocketbook in its folded condition; and

Fig. 6 is an exploded view,yillustrating the various parts of the wallet in perspective and unassembled.

Referring, now more particularly totheaccom- 3 Claims. (Cl. -48) relatively long, narrow, flexible body or mainpiece 8, foldable with the front wall I along said fold line a and to the uuper longitudinal edge of which spaced end sections 8 and ID are sewed or otherwise secured, as at ll, the said end sections 9 and II] with the rear bodypiece 8 forming spaced card or other pockets l2 and l3on opposite sides of and opening towardeach other on opposite sides of said line offold a. The inner ends of said end sections 9 and H] are formed on divergent lines, as shown, for ornamental purposes and to facilitate insertion and removal of cards or the like into andfrom said pockets at their respective openings l4 and I5.

The main body piece 8 of the rear wall is narrower than the width of the front wall I and has its longitudinal upper and lower edges lying within the upper and lower longitudinal edges of the front wall I. This main body piece 8 of the rear wall is slightly shorter than the length of the front wall I for a reason presently understood.

The aforesaid end sections 9 and I0 extend longitudinally beyond the respective ends of the body piece 8 of the rear Wall and the said end sections 9 and II] are sewed or otherwise secured as at It and I1. respectively to the end edges of the front wall l beyond the ends of the body piece 8, leaving the body piece 8 unconnected and free at its ends of either of said walls either at the ends of the wallet or at the lower longitudinal portion of the wallet, providing for independent flexibility of the piece 8 and for an. independentv floating movement thereof in the. Wallet.

The lower edges of said end sections. extend below the lower longitudinal edge of said flexiblev body piece. 8 of the rear wall and are sewed or otherwise suitably secured at It and I9, re-

the front and rear walls of the pocket. The flap 23 is sewed or otherwise secured at 24 along its upper longitudinal edge under the ornamental bead 25 at the upper longitudinal edge of the front wall I, as shown particularly in Figs. 3 and 4.

Aside from the securing of the flap 23 to the upper longitudinal edge of the front wall I, the

flap is unconnected and free of connection with 7 other parts of the wallet. Currency may be placed between the inner face of the front wall of the compartment 20 on the line of stitching 24 as a hinge and then folding the flap 23 back into the compartment 20; concealing the bills as will now be well understood.

Thus, the flap 23 divides the compartment 20 into two divisions, that is, the secret pocket 2| and another bill-receiving pocket '22.

, A substantially semi-circular or other shaped leather or other flexible material 26 may be cemented and sewed or otherwise secured to the rear face of the-front wall across the space between the spaced end sections 9 and for ornamental or trimming purposes and preferably, although not'necessarily, of a color contrasted with other colors or other materials composed in the make-up of the wallet.

Relatively small, spaced division flaps, 2'1 and 28, arranged on opposite sides of the line of fold a are sewed or otherwise secured to the upper longitudinal edge of the main body piece 8 of the rear wall and they are otherwise free of connection with parts constituting the wallet. These flaps 21 and 28 are partly exposed to view between saidpockets l2 and [3 on opposite sides of said line of fold a and have portions extending into said'rcard .pockets l2 and I3, providing the pockets with separate divisions for the reception of cards or other similar material.

The inner ends of the floating flaps 2'! and 28 'are formed on opposite inclines, 29 and 30, respectively, and opposite in inclination to the plane of the inclined edges of the aforesaid end sections 9 and [0 for ornamental purposes and also to facilitate the insertion of cards or the like into the pockets on either side of the division flaps 21 and 28. As shown, the inclined edges of the inner ends of the end section 9 and I0 converge downwardly while the inclined edges of the exposed portions of the floating division flaps 21, and 28 diverge downwardly into overlapping relation with the respective inclined edges 4 tively thin and uniform as to edge thickness and all with the further result that ample expansion of the wallet is permitted in the use of the same without affecting the structural characteristics of the wallet.

What is claimed is:

l. A wallet comprising a relatively long front wall of flexible material and a rear wall composed of a relatively long main body section and spaced apart end sections and which extend slightly beyond the ends of said main section I and this flap; 23 by first lifting the flap 23 out of the rear wall and secured at their outer ends to the ends of the front wall and secured at their upper edges to the upper longitudinal edge of said main'body section of the rear wall and at their lower edges secured to the lower longitudinal edge of .the front wall, the facing edges of said end sections converging downwardly, said front wall and main body section forming a cur rency compartment, said front and rear walls being foldable along a line of fold intermediate the ends thereof and'between the inner ends of the said spaced-sections of the rear wall, the said main rear wall section being unattached to the front wall except for the connection of the outer ends of said end sections of the rear wall with the ends of the front wall and the inner ends of said end sections being unattached to the main body section of the rear wall and with said main body section forming oppositely disposed card-re-ceiving pockets opening toward said line of fold, spaced flaps secured at their upper edges to the upper longitudinal edge of said main body section of the rear wall and othertionof the rear wall and secured at their outer of the end sections substantially intermediate the ends of the inclined edges of the end sec-' tions. If desired, these division flaps of said pockets may be, and preferably are of a 00101 contrasting with the general color scheme of adjacent parts of the wallet to ornament the wallet and facilitate insertion of cards or'the like in said pockets. In any event, these flaps 21 and 28 are relatively small and may becomposed of flexible scrap leather or other suitable flexible material. The various parts of the wallet may be of contrasting colors for ornamental purposes and, if desired, the outer face of the front wall may be ornamented in any desired manner.

From the foregoing it will be seen that the wallet structure is such as to provide for economy of manufacture in that many parts are of small size enabling the use of scrap material and that labor steps in production are eliminated incident to interior floating parts obviating sewing along. certain edges of such parts. It will also be seen that the edges of the wallet are comparaends to the ends of the front wall and secured at their upper edges to the upper longitudinal edge of said main section of the rear wall and at their lower edges extending downwardly below the lower longitudinal edge of said main section of the rear wall and secured to the lower longitudinal edge of the front wall, said front wall and main body section providing a currency compartment, said front and rear Walls being foldable along a line of fold intermediate the ends thereof and between the inner ends of said spaced sections of the rear wall, the said main rear wall section being unattached to the front Wall except for the connection of the outer ends of said end sections of the rear wall with the ends of the front wall and the inner ends of said end sections being unattached to the main body sectionof the rear wall and with said main body section providing oppositely disposed cardreceiving pockets opening toward said line of fold, spaced'floating flaps secured to the upper longitudinal edge of said main body section of the rear walland otherwise free of the said walls and partly exposed to View between said card pockets on opposite sides of said line of fold and extending for the most part into the respective card pockets to divide the latter into separate divisions, and a relatively long, thin, flexible flap secured at its upper edge to the upper longitudinal edge of the front wall and disposed normally in the aforesaid currency compartment to cooperate with said front wall to form a secret currency pocket in said compartment.

3. A wallet comprising a relatively long front wall of flexible material and a rear wall composed of a relatively long main body section and spaced apart end sections of a width less than the width of the front wall and which extend slightly beyond the ends of said main section of the rear wall and secured at their outer ends to the ends of the front wall and secured at their upper edges to the upper longitudinal edge of said main body section of the rear wall and at their lower edges secured to the lower longitudinal edge of the front wall, the facing edges of said end sections converging downwardly, said front wall and main body section forming a currency compartment, said front and rear walls being foldable along a line of fold intermediate the end thereof and between the inner ends of the said spaced sections of the rear wall, the said main rear wall section being unattached to the front wall except for the connection of the outer ends of said end sections of the rear wall with the ends of the front wall and the inner ends of said end sections being unattached to the main body section of the rear wall and with said main body section forming oppositely disposed card-receiving pockets opening toward said line of fold, spaced flaps secured at their upper edges to the upper longitudinal edge of said main body section of the rear wall and otherwise free of the wallet walls and partly exposed to view between said card pockets on opposite sides of said line of fold and extending for the most part into and remaining constantly in the respective card pockets to divide the latter into separate divisions, the ends of said flaps adjacent said line of fold being inclined and diverging downwardly into overlapping relation with the aforesaid downwardly converging inclined edges of the aforesaid rear wall end sections and intersecting said converging edges substantially intermediate the ends of the inclined edges of the latter to facilitate insertion and removal of cards into and out of the card pockets on either side of the respective flaps.

EDWARD F. MILLER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3147789 *Aug 28, 1962Sep 8, 1964Paulson Harold EDrive-in packet
US4741372 *Jun 3, 1986May 3, 1988Santilli Michael APocket organizer
Classifications
U.S. Classification150/133, 150/141, 150/132, 150/142
International ClassificationA45C1/00, A45C1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06
European ClassificationA45C1/06