US 2581029 A
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Jan. 1, 1952 s. KNEE COMBINED WALLET AND PURSE Filed April 12, 1948 Patented Jan. 1, 1952 UNITED STATES PATNT OFFICE COMBINED WALLET PURSE 7 Simon Knee, Newman I. ApplicationApril 12, 1948, Serial No. 20,493 4 claims. (or; rat-+25 This invention relatesto acombination bill- 'fold and change purse.
In accordance with this invention a combined walletor billfold and a change purse is so constructed thatfaccess' may be had in various ways to the billfold orwallet for selective removal of oneor moi-chills or. other papers therefrom; More particularly, such access to therwallet or billfoldmay be had. alternatively. either throug'hithe change purse, when the latter. opened, or openingexternally of the change purse, and this may, be accomplished in either case while the purse and walletelementsof the combined article are in folded relation. Th construction of a combined billfold. and change ptirse having these desirable features constitutes one of the objects of the present invention.
Another object of the inventionis generally to provide a combined. wallet and change. purse which isof. improved construction advaniageous inii'se.
The above and other objects, features and advantages ofthisinvention will befully understood'jfrom the following. description, reference being. had. to the accompanying. illustrative draw s..
In the drawings:
Fig. '1 is a side view-of a combinedwalletand purse embodying .thepresent invention, the purse wallet elements being inlrelative ly, folded sideeby side relation;
Fit; 3 is anend viewthereofa Y 3 is aside view of one side ofthe com-r bfned. wallet and purse in. the-unfolded condition thereof Fig. 4.is a view of the. opposite side of'the combined wallet and nurse the unfolded condition thereof; r
Y i-Fig.- 5 is.a sectional view on the line 55 of F g. 3; v Fi 6 is a sectional View on theline 66 of Fig. 3'. r
Fig. 7 isa detail sectional view on the line 1-1 of Fig. 3.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, the combined wallet and purse l0 embodying-the presentinvention comprises the outer walls 12 and M, respectively, and an inner or intermediate wall l6 stitched together at their adjacent side edges too-extensively by the lines of stitching 18 and by the inseams 20, the latter being disposed in the interior of the purse compartment 22. Stitching 18 extends to the adjacent ends of the inseams 20; Walls l2, I4 and I6 may be formed of any suitablepliable or foldable sheetmaterial such as, for example. but without.
limitation; leather, simulated leather, fabric, sheet plastic ete, Walls l4 and; are stitched tov eachother intermediate. the lengths thereof by a transverse line. of. stitching 24 formihgthe compartmentil! of the'change purse and also an additional compartmentv Z6. Compartments 22 and 2 6 ha've end openings 28 and 30, respecf tively; which as here shown are releasably closed by theclosure devices here shown as a slide;
operated fastener or zipper 3'2Yand a foldable flapv 34, respectively. It will be notedlthat when the combined wallet and purse is its folded condition as shown in Figs 1 and 2 the stitch ing- 24 is locatedadjacent the fold line 36 and it will be observedthat the openings 28 and of the compartments 22 and 26 areat the top of the combined article. Companion separable snap fastener members 38 and. 40- are provided on wall l4, in suitably spaced relation, so that when the combined article is folded, it may be releasably secured in folded condition'b-ysaid fastener elements, as shown in Fig; 2.
The billfold or wallet compartment 42' isdefined by the outer wall l2 and by the inner wall l6. Said compartment 42 is of. an appropriate size-to receive paper currency inflat; unfolded conditionwhen thearticleis in its unfolded conditionasshown by Figs. 3 to 5. The bill? fold is providedwith a longitudinally extending opening 44 to permit theinsertion or removal of said 'billsin. theflat, unfolded condition thereof vand as here shownsaid wallet. openingvis provided with asuitable closure-the latter being preferably aslider operated fastener or zipper 46 having :theusual slider 41.
In addition to the opening, the billfoldis providedwithan end opening 48 which is located externally of the combined article and alsowi'th an end. openingil) whichis located internally. ofisaid article; Theclosurerfiap. 34 providesua.
closure for the walletopening48, as Well as'for the opening 30 of the compartment 26i Prefer-.- ably, as here shown separable companion snap fasteners 52 and 54 are provided on wall 12' and on flap 34, respectively, for releasably seeming said closure flap in its closed. position. It will be noted that closure flap'34 is formedasan integral extension of wall I4, but it will be understood that said flap may be in the form of a separate piece stitched or otherwise secured in position. Further it will be understoodxthat it is within the scope of the present invention to omit the. compartment, if desired, in which case wall l6 need only be long enoughto form the inner wall of the compartment 22, in which case the inner wall of the wallet compartment 42 would be constituted by the inner wall of the change purse and the wall portion 56 of outer wall l4.
The internal end opening 50 of the wallet compartment 42 is located near the top of the change purse compartment 22 in the normal position thereof shown in Fig. 1. Said opening 50 may be in the form of a'slit in inner wall is and extends transversely for substantially the full length of the latter, the opposite ends 58 of said slit terminating adjacent to but short of the adiacent inseams 20 respectively.
It will be observed that when the purse and wallet parts of the referred article are in their folded side-by-side relation, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, access may be had to the interior of the purse by opening the closure 32, and if the user of the article desires to remove one or more billsfrom the wallet, this maybe accomplished without opening the closure 34-and without disturbing the attached folded relation of the purse and "the wallet. More specifically, when the closure 32 is opened, one or morebills may be removed from the wallet through the internal end opening 59 thereof, by pulling the selected paper money or bill through said opening 50 and through the change purse opening 28. In this connectionit will be understood that the length of the billiold compartment 42 is such that the bills'therein project slightly beyond end opening 50 into the change purse compartment 22 so that the denominations of the diiierent'bills may be readily observed and so that one or more of the-bills of the desired denomination or denominations may be selected'and withdrawn, according to the desires of the user. On the other hand, if the user of the article does not wish to open'the change purse, access may nevertheless be conveniently obtained to the interior of the wallet without unfolding the article, and for this purpose it is merely necessary to unfasten the closure flap 34 so that the desired bill or bills may be removed from the wallet through the external end opening 48. Further in this connection it will be observed that access may be simultaneously had to compartment 26 through its end opening 30, and of course coins or other articles may be kept in said compartment as well as infcompartment 22.
Itwill be observed that the opposed walls of thepurse compartment 22 are secured to .each other at their adjacent edges for the-full depth of the purse, i. e., from its bottom defined by stitching 24 to its top'defined by closure 32 for opening 28. Accordingly, opening'of closure 32 to each other at their adjacent side edges, coextensively thereof, one of said outer walls being also joined to said inner wall along a transverse line intermediate the opposite ends of said walls and forming pockets disposed at opposite sides, respectively, of said transverse line of juncture, each of said pockets having a transversely extending end opening, the other of said outer walls and said inner wall defining the billfold, said billfold having a transversely extending end opening adjacent one of said first mentioned end openings, said three walls being foldable about a transverse line whereby all of said end openings are disposed adjacent each other, and releasable closure means for said openings.
2. A combined billfold and purse, comprising i a pair of outer walls and an inner wall all joined does not open the purse at the side edges thereofas in the. case of a. purse having hinged U.- 'shaped frames. Although the securement .of the side'edges of the-walls of thepurse for the full depth thereof is'an advantage, it will be understood that the invention in respect to other features thereof may be applied to a purse of -U- shaped hinged frame type.
' Various changes in the details of construction and in the form and arrangement of parts, and certain features may be used without others,
without departing from the underlying idea or principles of the inventionwithin the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. A combined billfold and purse, comprising a pair of outer walls and an inner wall all joined to each other at their adjacent side edges, coextensively thereof, one of said outer walls being also joined to said inner wall along a transverse line intermediate the opposite endsof said walls and forming pockets disposed-atopposite sides, respectively, of said transverse line of juncture, each of 'said pockets having a transversely extending end opening, the other of said outer walls and'said inner wall defining the billfold, said billfold having a transversely extending end opening adjacent one 'of said first mentioned end openings, said three walls being foldable about a transverse line whereby all'cf said end openings are disposed adjacent each other, said end opening of the billfold being located'externally of said pocket defining walls, and one of said walls having a flap extension foldable over said and opening of the billfold as a closure thereof.
3. A combined billfold and purse, comprising" a pair of outer walls and an inner wall all joined to each other at their adjacent side edges, co erc tensive thereof, one of said outer walls being also joined to said inner wall along atran'sverseline intermediate the opposite ends of said walls-and forming pockets disposed-at opposit sides; re' spectively, of saidtransverse line ofjjuncture,
; each of said pockets having a transversely extending end opening, the other of said outer walls and said inner wall defining the-'billfold, said billfold having a transversely extending end opening adjacent oneof said first mentioned end openings, said three walls being foldable about a transverse line whereby all of said end openings are disposed adjacent each other, said end opening of thebillfold being located externally of said pocket defining walls,- and separate closure means for said end opening of'the billfold and for the end opening of one of said pockets, respectively. j
4. A combined billfold and purse,'comprisin g'a pair of outer walls and'an inner wall all joined to each other at their adjacent side edges,"coextehs'ivelythereo'f, one of said outer walls being also joined to said inner wall along a transverse line intermediate the opposite ends of said walls and forming pockets disposed at opposite sides, respectively, of said transverse line ofjuncture, eachof-said pockets having a transversely extending end opening-the other of said outer walls and said inner wall defining the billfold, said billfold having a transversely extending end opening adjacent one of said first mentioned end openings, said three walls being foldable about a transverse line whereby all of said end openings are disposed adjacent each other, said end opening of the billfold being located externally of said pocket defining walls, said billfold also pockets.
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