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Publication numberUS2442621 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1948
Filing dateMay 21, 1947
Priority dateMay 21, 1947
Publication numberUS 2442621 A, US 2442621A, US-A-2442621, US2442621 A, US2442621A
InventorsRalph Silverstein
Original AssigneeSlifka & Sons Inc M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Belt
US 2442621 A
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June 1, 1948 R. SILVERSTEIN BELT Filed May 21, 1947 Ralph ,5

INVENTOR dwmiem ATTORN EZY5 Patented June 1, I948 N EDv STATES .RAFEEN QEFICE BELT Ralphsilversteim New York, N. Y., assignor to MJSIifka "& *-Sons,- Inc., New Yorh 'NfiY a corporation of l\lew *nrk Application May- 21, 1947,.'SerialiN0.1'l49','531

2Glaims.

1 .This invention relates to improvements-in ap- Parel belts. e particularl ito ;belts ha .inga concealable pocket or compartment "for retaining paper money, coinsandthelike.

taining loop for the-oppositef-reeend ofthd belt.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a belt having a pocket fixed at one end to the inside of the belt by a. fastener member and foldable transversely about the body of the belt, the free end of the pocket having an aperture permitting said free end to be disposed in contiguous, overlapping relationship with the fixed end of the pocket and the fastening member being operatively exposed for cooperation with a complementary fastener member secured to the bent over buckle-retaining loop of the belt.

The foregoing objects as well as additional objects and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent in the course of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment of the invention, and wherein:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary plan view of a belt embodying the features of the invention as seen from its outer side with the pocket in open, extended position;

Fig. 2 is a similar view of the belt as seen from its inner side;

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

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary edge elevation of the belt, the pocket being partially folded therearound in the operation of securing the pocket in closed position Fig. 5 is a fragmentary plan view of the belt as seen from its outer side, the pocket being shown in its closed position folded transversely about the body of the belt to serve as a retaining loop for the free end of the belt;

Fig. 6 is an enlarged sectional View taken along line 6-6 of Fig. 5 showing coins disposed within the concealed pocket and further illustrating the manner in which the pocket serves as a retaining loop.

. *2 Referring now to-thetdrawingiin detaiLireference'numeral lfldes'ignates anaDDarelibelt-which is preferablymade"'of:leather, fabric or any other suitable jmateria'l. Belt lfljhas one .end Illa. folded over uponiitselfito form a-retainingll-oopmor'a buckle II which is "held-in place byja rivet 12 or other suitable means. End portion "llla of belt It extends for a substantial distance"beyond "rivet '-l'2,;as indicated =clearly*in Figsfl2 and 4, forna purpose to'be fullydisclosed-hereinafter.

pocket -P-eomprisingran outer panel l3 and 'an innerpanel -M- secured theretoinany'desired rn-anner as by -means *of stitching, is fixed to-the "inner-surface of belt *Hl adjaeent -buckle H "by means'of a suitable fastener-member i5. Outer 'panel l-3 is preferably longer than-inner'panel I t in order to form an end flap lBa consisting of a single thickness of material and to create an easily accessible mouth l6 for pocket P.

Pocket P may be folded transversely about the body of belt ID from the extended position to the closed, operative position clearly illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6. End flap l3a of pocket P is preferably provided with a centrally disposed aperture l1 engageable over fastener member I5 so that said end flap will overlap the fixed end of pocket P in the closed position of said pocket, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 6. A cooperative fastener member l5a is suitably disposed on end Ifla for removably securing end flap [3a in closed position. If desired, an additional pair of cooperating fastener members It; Ilia may be disposed on the belt body and adjacent the free edge l8 of end portion Illa respectively to hold said free edge removably against the belt body in the closed position of pocket P. Fastener members 15; 15a and I6; Ilia may be of the snap-button type or any other separable construction.

In actual use, folded paper money, coins or the like may be placed within pocket P between outer panel I3 and inner panel l4, as shown in Fig. 6. Pocket P is then folded transversely about the body of belt it, the end flap [3a overlapping the fixed end of said pocket by the engagement of aperture l1 over the fastener member l5. Said end flap l3a may then be removably secured in closed position by the cooperating fastener members lEa and Ilia secured to the end portion Hla of belt ID to obviate the accidental dislodgment 0f the paper money or coins from pocket P. In the closed position of pocket P illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6, only the central portion of outer panel I3 is exposed to view when the belt is worn and the existence of a concealed pocket P is not detectable.

the invention resides gaged from fastener member l5 and said pocket extended.

It is thus seen that a belt has been provided having a concealable pocket which is easily accessible for retaining paper money, coins and the like and which is foldable about the body of the belt to serve additionally as a retaining loop for the free end of the belt.

Since certain modifications may be made in the improved belt of the invention without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the foregoing description and sh'own in the accompanying drawing be interpreted merely as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Whatisclaimed is:

l. A belt having a pocket secured thereto at one end thereof, said pocket being defined by an inner panel and an outer panel of greater length than said inner panel, a fastener member interconnecting said belt and one end of said pocket, said pocket being foldable transversely about said belt into concealed, closed position, said outer panel having an aperture engageable over said 35 1,559,270

fastener member, said belt having a looped over end portion carrying a fastener member cooperable with said first-mentioned fastener member for removably securing said end portion over said pocket in closed position, said pocket in closed position serving as a retaining loop for the free end of said belt.

2. A belt having a pocket secured thereto at one end thereof, said pocket being defined by an inner panel and an outer panel of greater length than said inner panel, a fastener member interconnecting said belt and one end of said pocket, said pocket being foldable transversely about said belt into concealed, closed position, said outer panel having an aperture engageable over said fastener member, said belt having a looped over end portion carrying a fastener member cooperable with said first-mentioned fastener member for removably securing said end portion over said pocket in closed position, additional cooperating fastening means secured adjacent the free edge of the looped over end portion of said belt and to a respective portion of said belt, said pocket in closed position serving as a retaining loop for the free end of said belt.

RALPH SILVERSTEIN.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 964,620 Dana July 19, 1910 Miller Oct. 27, 1925

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US964620 *Jul 23, 1909Jul 19, 1910Martha W DanaWatch-pocket.
US1559270 *Feb 27, 1925Oct 27, 1925Harry MillerBather's purse
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2827214 *Sep 30, 1954Mar 18, 1958Pioneer Suspender CompanyApparel belt
US4139133 *Jul 11, 1977Feb 13, 1979Repka Raymond RMoney belt
US5123580 *Jan 24, 1990Jun 23, 1992Lee Jong WKey holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification224/587
International ClassificationA41F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41F9/002
European ClassificationA41F9/00B