US 2467656 A
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April D. J. BROUGHTON 2,467,656
POCKET CASE AND MEMORANDUM PAD Filed Nov. 20, 1947 INVENTOR fioMmsJBRwm/ro/v ATTO-RNEYS Patented Apr. 19, 1949 UNITED STATES OFFICE PooKE'r CASE Anfi1itQRANDUMPAn Douglas J. Broughton, SprihgfieldyMass, assignor to Buxton, Incorporated, Springfield, Mass.', a corporation of Massachusetts v ApplicationNovembenZfl, 19,47, SerialNo. 787,185
Thisinvention relates, to pocket cases and more particularly to pocket casesof the type which are provided with a memorandum pad or the like.
Pocket cases of the type to, which this invention relates. customarily comprise rear and front walls connected together along one side edge, one or both walls being prqvided with auxiliary pockets. In some forms the rear and front walls are also connected'together along their lower end edges forming a pocket open along the top and one side edge. This, latter construction presents particular problems where it is desired to carry a: memorandum. pad; and the principal object of the, present invention is to provide a construction for carrying, a memorandum pad which isequally applicable to bothformsof case.
In the accompanying drawings,
Fig. lis. afront elevational view of a pocket case, of the form in which the front and rear walls are connected along one side and bottom edge, and embodying my invention, parts being broken away;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary front elevational view showing the pad carrier withdrawn from the case;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary rear elevational view similar to Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a rear elevational View showing the carrier swung into operative position on the outer face of the rear wall;
Fig. 5 is a section substantially on line 5-5 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 6 is a bottom edge view of the carrier and memorandum pad, the pivot rod being shown in section.
Referring to the drawings, the front wall of the case is shown at I and the rear wall at 2, the front and rear walls being connected together along one side edge as at 3 and along their lower edges as by stitching 4. As shown the front wall is provided with additional pieces 5 and 6 forming auxiliary pockets on the outer and inner faces respectively of the front wall. Such auxiliary pockets are however optional and not essential to the present invention.
Secured to the inner face of the rear wall is an intermediate wall member I secured to the inner face of the rear wall along its upper edge by stitching 8 and along its lower edge by the stitching 4 to form a pocket 9 opening along the free side edge of the rear wall. The free edge of the rear wall is provided at top and bottom with extensions I and I l,which are folded inwardly and included in the stitching 3 and 4 respectively to form restrictions at the end of the mouth of pocket 9, Preferably a liner I2 of paper or thin leather and having dimensions only slightly less than e dimensiens 0f the p c t 9 is. cement d over the inner face of the intermediate wall memher I to substantially cover the extensions I0 and j I I.
Slidable within the pocket is a carrier member generally indicated at I3; Carrier I3, co p s; a rear wall member I4. provided along one side edge with an extension I5 whichis folded around a hinge member 15 which may be formed of stiflly; flexible Wire.
The member I4 is formed with members I! extending from the side edge opposite that which carries the extension I5, the members I? have a length substantially equal to thewidth of member I4- andare folded over the face of member M with their free ends'positioned to abut the hinge member Hias best shown in Fig. 6; As shown in'dottedlines in Figs. 4 and 5 the extensions l! are positioned along the upper and lowerend portions of the member I4.
A cover I8 preferably formed of flexible transparent cellulosic or plastic material is provided along one edge with one or more flexible hinge strips l9 preferably of fabric. The free edges of the hinge strips, as best shown in Fig. 6, extend under the edge of the extension I5 and above the ends of the extensions IT, A single line of stitching 20 secures the edges of extension I5, hinge strips I9 and extensions I! to the member I4, and completes the hinging of the carrier as a whole to the wire I6.
As best shown in Figs. 5 and 6, the extensions or loops I! receive the cardboard back piece 2| to which a plurality of sheets 22 are secured by a fabric binding 23 to form a conventional memorandum pad. As is apparent the pad is protected by the cover I8 from damage as the carrier is withdrawn or inserted in pocket 9.
The ends of the hinge member I6 extend out-.- wardly. beyond the ends of the carrier and are shaped to form heads, as indicated in dotted lines at 25 in Fig. 2, which heads engage the restrictions II) at the ends of the pocket 9 when the carrier is withdrawn from the pocket as in Fig. 2. The complete separation of the carrier from the case is thus normally prevented. The rear wall 2 of the case is cut away as at 26 thereby permitting the carrier to be swung around hinge member I6 to a position where it lies flatly against the rear wall 2 of the case as shown in Fig. 4.
If it is desired for any reason to completely detach the carrier I3 from the case the wire hinge member may be sprung sufiiciently to disengage a one of the heads 25 from the adjacent restriction As will be apparent an intermediate wall such as I may be applied to the rear wall of any type of pocket case to form a housing pocket for the carrier and that the presence of the carrier does not interfere with the use or capacity of the other pockets or elements of the case to which it is added. The carrier may be withdrawn and swung to operative position without disturbing the contents of the other pockets of the case.
The extension extends over the inner edge of the outer hinge strip I9 which in turn extends over the inner edge of the cover l8 while the inner side edges of the sheets 22 forming the memorandum pad lie beneath the cover IB. Thus no exposed edges are presented in the direction of movement of the carrier into the pocket, preventing any tendency of the parts of the carrier or the pad sheets to become dog eared as the carrier is inserted in the pocket.
What I claim is:
1. A pocket case including front and rear walls connected together along one side edge, an intermediate wall member connected to the rear wall member to form a pocket opening along the free side edge of the rear wall, means restricting the opening of said pocket at its extreme end portions, a carrier member slidably mounted in said pocket, said carrier having projections extending from its end edges adjacent the inner side edge of the carrier, said projections engaging said restrictions, when the carrier is withdrawn from the pocket to hinge the carrier to the case, the free edge of the rear wall being cut away between said restrictions to permit the carrier to be swung flatly against the outer surface of the rear wall.
2. A pocket case including front and rear walls connected together along one side edge, an intermediate wall member connected to the rear wall member to form a pocket opening along the free side edge of the rear wall, means restricting the opening of said pocket at its extreme end portions, a carrier member slidably mounted in said pocket, a wire member connected to the inner side edge of the carrier, and projecting beyond the end edges of the carrier to engage the restrictions at the ends of the pocket when the carrier is withdrawn from the pocket, the free edge of the rear wall being cut away to permit the carrier, when withdrawn from the pocket, to be swung about said wire as a hinge to lie flatly against the outer surface of the rear wall.
3. A pocket case including front and rear walls connected together along one side edge, an intermediate wall member connected to the rear Wall member to form a pocket opening along the free side edge of the rear wall, the rear wall having extensions at the end portions of said free side edge, said extensions being folded inwardly of t e pocket and secured to the inner face of the intermediate wall to form restrictions at the ends of the pocket opening, a carrier member slidably mounted in said pocket, the inner side edge of the carrier having an extending portion, a hinge member about which said extending portion is folded onto the front face of the carrier and a cover member provided along one side edge with a hinge strip, said hinge strip extending beneath said folded portion, the ends of said hinge member projecting beyond the ends of the carrier to engage said restrictions at the ends of the pocket when the carrier is withdrawn from the pocket, the free edge of the rear wall being cut away to permit the withdrawn carrier to be swung into a fiat position against the outer surface of the rear wall.
DOUGLAS J. BROUGHTON.
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