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Publication numberUS2527059 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1950
Filing dateDec 18, 1947
Priority dateDec 18, 1947
Publication numberUS 2527059 A, US 2527059A, US-A-2527059, US2527059 A, US2527059A
InventorsDi Mezza David
Original AssigneeDi Mezza David
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Business purse
US 2527059 A
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D. Dl MEZZA BUSINESS PURSE Filed Dec, .18, 1947 grime/MM DI/5221? Patented Oct. 24, 1950 UNITED [STATES PATENT OFFICE BUSINESS PURSE Y David Di Mezza, Gloversville, N. Y. Application December 18, 1947, Serial No. 792,475

This invention relates to purses and has more particular reference to purses of the type known as business purses.

One object of the present invention is to provide a business purse having a large pocket substantially coeXtensive in area with the purse designed to receive bills and/or paper money, and a plurality of smaller pockets superimposed on the larger pocket, each being designed to receive coins of a different value, and having closure means provided for each of the pockets,

Another object of the invention is t0 provide a purse as characterized above, wherein the entrances to a group of the smaller pockets are located one above the other in ascending relation to provide ready access to the pockets and to facilitate the insertion of the proper coins in the pocket designed to receive them.

Another object of the invention is'to provide a business purse which is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and one which is efficient in the use for which it is designed.

Other objects and advantages of the invention willvbecome apparent from the following specication when considered with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1V is a perspective view showing one form of business purse constructed in accordance with the present invention, in an unfolded position;

Fig. 2 is a Vertical sectional View taken on line 2'--2ofFig.1; 'M

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1; and f Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the purse shown in Fig. 1, but shown in a folded position.

Referring now to the drawings, there'is shown a preferred form of business purse constructed in accordance with the present invention. In Fig. 1, the purse is shown in fiat, unfolded position. In Fig. 4, the purse is shown in a preferred folded position.

As shown, the purse is rectangular in outline, when unfolded, `and isV fabricated to provide ay large pocket IIJ, substantially equal in area to; the area of the purse, for the reception of bills and/or paper money and a plurality of smaller pockets, superimposed on the large pocket, for the reception of coins. Each of the smaller pockets is designed for the reception of coins of different valuei. e.,vpennies, nickels, dimes, half dollars, etc., and, in the particular embodiment illustrated five such pockets Il, I2, I3, I4 and I5, are shown. f

The large pocket is formed bya'large rectangular outer wall member I6 andjan inner wall member I'I substantially co'extensive in size and shape to the outer wall member. The wall members I6 and I 1 are secured together, as by stitching, alongvone longitudinal edge and along the side edges. The free longitudinal edges of 3 lClaims. (C1. 15G-35) 2 the wall members I6 and I1 form the entrance to the pocket.

A small pocket II is formed in one end of the purse by a small, iiexible rectangular wall member I8 superimposed upon and extending transversely of the wall member I1. The wall member I8'is secured valong its inner longitudinal edge and along its side edges to the wall member I'I, as by stitching. The free longitudinal edge of the vwall member I8 is substantially coextensive with the inturned hemmed side edge of the Wall member I'I (see Fig. 2),'and these two longitudinal edges form the entrance to the pocket II. y

The remaining pockets I2, I3, I4 and I5 are formed by substantially rectangular wall members I9, 20, 2`I and 22 which are superimposed on and secured to the wall member II; the pocket I2 being formed by wall members I1 and I9; the pocket I3 being formed by Wall members I9 and 20; the pocket I4 being formed by wall members 2l! and 2|; Vand the pocket I5 be-v ing formed by wall members 2I and 22.

The longitudinal side edges and the left hand end edges, as viewed in Figs. 1 and 2, of the wall members I9, 20, 2| and 22, are secured to-v gether and to the corresponding edges of the wall member II, as by stitching. The freeY right hand edge of the wall member IBterminates short of the left hand edgeof the wall member I 8, as'viewed in Figs. 1 and 2, to form the entr'anceto pocket I2, and the right hand edges of the wall members 20, V2| and 22 terminate short. ofthe right hand edge of the wall member., upon which they are directly superimposed, as best seen in Fig. 2, to form the entrances to pockets I3, I4 and I5, respectively. u Y

The entrance to the pocket I0 is closed, as by means of a' slide fastener 23, one element of which is carried by a lflexible strip 24 secured, asby stitching, tothe free longitudinal edge of the wall member I6, the other element of the slide fastener being carried by a flexible strip 25 which is superimposed on the lower longitudinal edge of the purse (as viewed in Fig. 1)

.i andsecured to the superimposed strips I'I, I8,

I9, 20, 2I and'22, (see Fig. 3). v

The entrance to the pocket II is closed, as by means of a slide fastener 26, one element of which is carried by a flexible strip 21, secured, as by stitching, to the free longitudinal edge of Wall member I8, the other element of the slide fastener being carried by a flexible strip 28, secured as by stitching, to and inbetween the inturned right hand edges of the wall members I6 and II (see Fig.`2),

The entrance to the pocket I2 is closed, as by means of a slide fastener 29, one element of which is carried by a flexible strip 3l] secured, as `by stitching, to the left hand edge of the Wall member I3. the other element of the slide fastener being carried by a flexible strip 3| secured, as by stitching, to the right hand edge of Wall member I9.

The entrance to pocket I3 is closed, as by means of a slide fastener 32, one-element of which is carried by a flexible strip 33 secured, as by stitching, to the free edge of wall member I9 in superimposed relation to strip 3|; the other element of the slide fastener being carried by a ilexible strip 34 secured, as by stitching, to the'free edge of the wall member 20.

'I'he entrance to pocket I4 is closed, as by means of a slide fastener 35, one element of which is carried by a flexible strip 3|-secured, as by stitching, to the free edge of Wall member 20 in superimposed relation to strip 34; the other element of the slide fastener being carried by a flexible strip 31 secured, aS by Stitching, to the free edge of wall member 2|. The entrance to pocket I5 is closed, as 'by means of a slide fastener 38, one element of which is carried by a flexible strip 39 secured, as by stitching, to the free edge of wall member 2|, in superimposed relation to strip 31; the other element of the vslide fastener being carried by a exible strip n#Ill secured, as by stitching, to the free edge of wall member 22.

Preferably, andjin the particular embodiment of the purseillustrated, the wall forming members I6'I8'and 22 are made of leather, While the wall forming membersI'LgIS, 2|), 2| and 22, and the slide fastenercarrying strips are made of cloth.

A purse constructed in accordance with this invention is extremely simple in manufacture. In fabricating thepurse, the kwall forming members are cutto-the desired size and shape. Then, the slide fastenerstrips aresecured to the` proper edge of the wall forming mem-bers I6, I'I, I8, I9, 20, 2| and 22;'next, thel wall forming strip I8 isse-y cured along its inner edge to the Wall -forming member Il; next,'the superimposed wall members I9,AV 20, 2| and 22 areproperly positioned on wall member I 1 and vthen the'longitudinal edge'so'ff theY wall members'II, 19,520, `2Ian=d `22,` and their-outer end edges, as`seen in Figs. 1 and 2, vare stitched together; -then the longitudinal edges -of'fwall {members I Aand |8 are stitched together #then the above completedfsub-fassembly is placedin'superimposed relationship on Wall members I6 and one lof-theirlongitudinal edges and their outer side edges stitched together'to form'the completed lpurse assembly; Kthen the completed assemblyj is `turned inside out-so; that the longitudinaland-end edges willallbe inturned,-as show-n inl'igs.V v42 and 43; then, asga iinal step, thenexibie slide fastener strip x25 is stitched to thelongitudinal edges ofthe superimposed wallfrnembers II', I-`9, 20, 2| and 22 and the side edge of wall-member I8, see Figs. 1 and 3, to form the completed purse. The leather wall forming members are positioned 'so that'the grain side-of=the`leather will be on the outside of the completed purse.

`From'the foregoing-itfreadily will be seen that therehas lbeen provided a `business purse which is extremely simple `to manufacture'and which has a large pocket for Vthe Vreception of `bills and/orpaper money, Nand a, plurality of, smaller pockets forthe reception of coins of different values. e The location of the group of small pockets ,with their entrances positionedin ascending relation facilitates the insertion of the proper coins in the particular pocket designed to receive them. i

While the purse has been illustrated and de' scribed as particularly designed for a business purse, obviously, it may be made of various sizes and shapes and used for various other purposes, such-as a pocketbook or as a purse to be carried in a ladys handbag.

Having thus described the invention, Iwhat is vclaimed is:

L A business purse comprising two elongated substantially rectangular ilexible wall forming members secured together along one longitudinal and both side edges to form a bill pocket adapted to vcontain paper money; a plurality of rectangularilexible wall forming members superimposed upon each other and upon one of said first named wall forming members and v.having their `longitudinal edgesand one side edge secured to the corresponding longitudinal and side edges o'f the rst namedwallforming member on ,which they are se curedeacl1 of said plurality of Awall forming members cooperating ,with the wall forming mem-ber on which it-isdirectly superimposedto forma coin pocket open at oneend and having its free edge'portionA detachably connected tothe corresponding edgeportionof lthe wall forming mem-ber on which itis directly ,superimposed to provide vclosure ymeans .for the pocket `formed therebetween, the ,pockets formed by said pluralityof wall formingmembers being adapted'lto contain coins of different values. i

2. `A business purse, as set forth in claim l, wherein each of Asaid plurality of iwall forming members is of less lengthv than the wallforming memberonwhichit is directly superimposed, whereby the entrances to the-pockets f ormedby saidY plurality` of ,wall forming members are lpositioned adjacent toleach other inechelon order to facilitate. the insertionL of -the proper -coin in the proper pocket, and wherein the freel edge portion of ,each of said I:plurality of wall forming ,members is detachably connectedto the corresponding edge portionsof .the-.wall forming member-on which it isdirectly superimposed by cooperative slidefastener elements secured rtothe respective wall forming'members.

3. A business purse, as set forth nclaim 1, wherenanadditional :wall forming member-is superimposed on the rst named. wall-zforrning member onfwhchseidfplmality Of--wall forming members ,aije.,s uperi1np osed, .saidadditional -wallforming ,member extending :transversely of the purse. andfbeing positionedfadacent to the oppo, site side. edgedro-rn said ,plurality of,.wa1l form ingmembers and Ahaving ,its .longitudinal .edge adj acent. ,said plurality, of .wall forming--members and its side edges secured to the..,w,all.`formi ng member on ,whichitis .superimposed tof-crm a coin pocket, and closure ,means for said last named pocket.

DAVIDDI MEZZA.

"REFERENCES CITED `The following referencesgaiie of recordgin the le of thispatent;

lUNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,945,188 Gardner, Jr. ,Jan. 30, 1934, 1,999,669, :Smith: A Apr.r 30, 1935 2,028,376 vBanner Jan. 21, 19,36 2,079,401 Eisenberget y al. May4, '19371 .2,464,350 Schmidt Mar. 151949 2,467,662 'Freibergv Apr. 419, :i9494

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/117, 383/38, 150/143, 383/41
International ClassificationA45C1/06, A45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06
European ClassificationA45C1/06