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Publication numberUS2428267 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1947
Filing dateMar 13, 1944
Priority dateMar 13, 1944
Publication numberUS 2428267 A, US 2428267A, US-A-2428267, US2428267 A, US2428267A
InventorsCharles Doppelt
Original AssigneeCharles Doppelt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination billfold and coin purse
US 2428267 A
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Sept. 30, 1947. I c. DOPPELT COMBINATION BILLFOLD AND COIN PURSE five/2 far Filed March 15, 1944 UZarZw Welt,


Application March 13, 1944, Serial No. 526,278

1 Claim. 1

This invention relates to a combination bill fold and coin purse.

One of the objects of this invention is to provide a coin purse in a bill fold which is slidable therein but irremovable therefrom and which will support the coins while they are being manually removed.

Another object is to provide in combination, a bill fold and a slidable coin purse without appreciably increasing the thickness of the bill fold, one which is easy and convenient to manipulate and which is economical to manufacture.

Other objects will become apparent as this description progresses.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view with a portion broken away of the bill fold unfolded and showing the coin purse inside its retaining pocket, that is, the position it assumes when the bill fold is. closed.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the coin purse withdrawn from its supporting pocket but still in closed position.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view with a portion broken away, showing the coin purse withdrawn from its supporting pocket and in open position with the flap supporting the coins.

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. l.

The bill fold is formed of an outer Wall l and an inner wall I2 which are joined along three marginal edges to provide a bill fold compartment I8. A front wall 22] is provided which is closed along its side edges 2! and 22 and outer end 23 to form a supporting pocket or receiving member 24 for the slidable coin purse generally indicated at 26. The supporting pocket 24 opens adjacent the fold line of the bill fold.

The coin purse 2% can be formed of a single piece of material folded inwardly on its opposite sides to form the inside and outside sections 28 and 30 respectively of the coin purse, the same being stitched along the end as at 41 and glued as at 34 to form the coin compartment 36. Formed as a continuation of the inside section 28 is a closure flap or lip, generally indicated at 38, which is formed by bending the end upon itself as at 4B and securing its parts together by glue or the like with the ends of the inside section 30a placed therebetween as best shown in Fig. 3. This provides the necessary body stiffening for the flap even though the coin purse is made of a very flexible material. The inside section 28 has a cutout portion 42 for access to the coins. This cutout portion normally is closed by the 2 closure flap 38.' The inside section has a pair of fold lines or gussets t3 and 44 adjacent the flap 38 on which the flap is closed.

A strip of material 46 is stitched to the end of the coin purse as at 4'7 and to the bill fold as at 38 to prevent complete removal of the coin purse. The coin purse 26 is slidable in the supporting pocket but is not entirely removable therefrom. It can be slid out, that is, in the direction of the fold portion of the bill fold as shown in Figs. 2 and 3 sufiiciently so that the flap 38 will clear the pocket to permit it to assume the position shown in Fig. 3. When the bill fold is held as shown in Fig. 3, the coins will drop down onto the flap, but the flap and the gussets provided by inside section 28 adjacent said flap will be extended to form a pair of sides which will prevent the coins from dropping out of the purse. When the purse is closed, the flap is raised to its closed position and the purse then is pushed or slid inside the retaining pocket 24 with the closure flap-retained inside said pocket so that the coins are completely secured inside the coin purse and the bill fold can be closed on its fold line.

It will be understood that various changes can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claim.

I claim:

In combination, a bill fold having a pocket, a coin purse slidable within limits in and out of of said pocket, and means connecting said purse to said bill fold so that said purse only partially is removable from said pocket, said coin purse being formed of a single piece of flexible material folded inwardly on its opposite sides, with the folded portions being secured together to form with the unfolded portion, the front and back walls of the coin purse, a closure flap formed as a continuation of the back wall of said purse and folded upon itself with the folded portions being secured to each other to provide a stiffening means for the flap, the front wall of said purse having gussets which provide raisable sides and having a cutout portion adjacent said flap, said raisable sides and closure flap being adapted to confine the coins when the purse is withdrawn from said pocket and with the flap in open position, said flap being retained closed within said pocket when said coin purse is returned to its pocket.


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U.S. Classification150/136, 150/116, 150/153, 261/1, 150/139
International ClassificationA45C1/00, A45C1/08
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/08
European ClassificationA45C1/08