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Publication numberUS2604133 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 22, 1952
Filing dateApr 8, 1948
Priority dateApr 8, 1948
Publication numberUS 2604133 A, US 2604133A, US-A-2604133, US2604133 A, US2604133A
InventorsSimon Knee
Original AssigneeSimon Knee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fitted purse
US 2604133 A
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y 22, 1952, s. KNEE 2,604,133

I FITTED PURSE Filed April 8, 1948 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. v 1 .s/zvom mas BY I I Q Q ATTORNEY S. KNEE FITTED PURSE July 22, 1952 Filed April 8, 1948 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 llll l|l||| rlrullllllllll. llllll.

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INVENTOR. 5M0 KNEE HZJU/f/VEY July 22, 1952 s. KNEE 2,604,133

FITTED PURSE Filed April 8, 1948 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 1 INVENTOR.

Patented July 22, 1952 -,FI'i- T ED.PURSE. I Simon Knee. Newark, N. J Application'April 8;.1948, Serial No;.19;658i'- re1ates; -to purses or 8"Claims. ('01. 150-35) One object of. the invention isto provide a- I purse. or. pocke tbook which is of such: constructionthat it can-be of relatively small size and yet be fitted. with. various devices which are disposed therein, the. construction and arrangement being such that-accessmaybe quickly and easily had to said.-.devices, selectivelyand-without interferenceby: the other devices. Forexample, the

pocketbook. may be fitted with a. mirror and a so thataccess maywbe :had quickly-to. one or more of these: devices when-thepurse isopened.

Another object of: the inventionis the provision of a purse of:- the U frametype with a-covering which formedof-pliable material such as, forexample,.leather, simulated leather, sheet plastic,

. fabric,. etc-; and-Which. nevertheless has a definite shape comparable. to that of Y a case formed. of

metal...or other. stiiTfmateriaL- Further, in this thercoverin inrelation to the frarneof the purse 2?; w 1 the latter being opened; and-ishowings-the:devices v with. which" the purseszmay be equipped;

Fig. 4* is an" end' viewf'of: the pursetawhen .thelatter is'opened';

Fig. 5 isaplan ViQWeOfzthG-IOOVCIHIE and ofther devices which are-.: attachedltoe said covering; at the inner 'side-.thereof; the unit-being show-min;

its. fiat conditiombefore it is attachedtosz the".

Fig." 8"iS1a, seotionaliviewomthe 1ine"8.-'-J8eof;'

Fig. 3;

Fig: 10 isra plamview ofipai'tsof thei-purseat the inner side-thereof showing thersecret pocketi'.

Fig. 11 is a fragmentary sectionahviewshow ingaamodificationrand so that, the. covering-.- extends a predetermined i distance. outwardly. beyond -;theadjacent sides;v of the .frame members, and so that when the-- purse is closed the deviceswhich are disposed. therein form a. backingqfor-thecovering and thereby holdthepliablecovering in smooth condition. l

Another. objectoff the inventionis; to provide a purse. or. pocketbookwhich-.is provided with means :fonholding a.comb andwhich is so constructed. thatthe comb maybe readily projected to a position in which it maybe -easily and I quickly removed from its holder and similarly easily-replaced in the latter.- l

Another obj ect. of. the invention isto. provide a purse or: pocketbook with a secret. pocket or compartment. which is of simple. construction and which is so arranged in thepurse that accessmay-be :conveniently and quickly had. thereto by onewho-is informedof itslocation.

The above-andlother: obj ects; featuresand adtheir adjacent ends;

vantagessofthe present invention will be fullyunderstood from the. following description cone sidered in connection with the accompanying illustrative drawings.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is aside'viewof a-purseembodying the present invention;

'Fig. 2 is an end view-thereof Fig. 3 is a top perspective view of the purse,

Fig." 12' is asectionallview on-thedine ti -4220f..-

Fig. 11. J

Referring. now-to. the" drawings in 'e-detail,. the. purse or pocketbook lorembodying; the -present invention .is" of case-like iormandecomprisesthel- U-shaped frames [2- which .are of-,th e -usual-. U-- shape in outline-and :in. cross :section; and which ample, but-without; li-mitation;:.leather; simulated leather, plastic, fabric, etcmisssecured-tto"frames.

As here shown said: covering isqformed=in-.-

l 2 one piece and extends from the-cross-member of one of theframesto and somewhat ipe, a short distance beyond. the pivots l4 andtisvfoldedaas indicated. at |8-- and-.- then extends-J toeanda means here-shown as-conventional;clasp members 24. Also, as: shown, the pursemayvbe p rovlded-..-

withahand strap 25..

The cover I 54s. constitutedsbythekblank shown 5 in flat form in-.Fig..;.5. Also. as herershownithw blank is-prov-ided-with an rinnemorllining;layer I 6A. stitched-thereto. A=- panel -:or: partdfi which is stitched to the inside of the covering and more Fig. 9; is 2 as sectional view-: omthezlinezfie-ilibf Fig. 8;. r

a secret pocket Said part 26 is formed of.

pliable sheet material such as that of the covering layer 16A. It will be noted that part 26 has a flap portion 38 formed by partially severing said portion along the lines 32. A strip 34 of pliable sheet material is sewn in beneath part 26 and forms a flap to retain paper currency which may be folded and placed in position beneath flap 34 so as to be concealed by closure flap 30. The mirror 28 is mounted, as shown in Figs. 3, 6 and 8 between corner portions 36 of panel 26 and flap strip 34. As shown, when the mirror is mounted in position it overlies and conceals the panel opening and compartment which 7 is disposed between the flap 30 and the underlying or confronting part of the cover lining USA.

The blank unit as shown in Fig. 5 also includes a part 38 which is stitched to the lining [6A of the covering in position adjacent to but atone side-of the foldable portion l8 of the covering, as indicated by the lineof stitching 40 (Figs. 8 and 9). A foldable wallet 42 having the relatively foldable portions 44 and 46 (Fig. '7) is stitched to part 38 by a line of stitching 48. Part 38 has a flap'exte'nsion 50 projecting beyond the line of stitching 48 and which is foldably movabl with respect to covering IS. A coin'holder 52 of a well-' known construction, said coin holder being of the coin slot type and comparatively stiff, is secured to foldable part 58 in any suitable way as by rivets 54. Part 38 has a comb holder 56 stitched thereto, said comb holder being here shown as a looped strap in which a comb 58 may be mounted. The wallet 42 is provided with a releasable flap 5! engageable with a snap fastener 59 at the end of part 46 for holding the wallet in closed condition. As shown in Fig. 7 the relatively foldable part 44 and 46 of wallet 42 are provided with flaps 60 in position to fold over paper currency'pl'aced in the wallet as will be readily understood. I

Still referring particularly to the blank for the covering I6 said blank being shown in Fig. 5, it

' will be noted that the article-holding parts or devices are stitched or otherwise securedin position to said lining layer ISA and it will beunderstood that saidpart'sarestitched to the lining for the covering *before the latter is stitched to the outer layer of the covering "so that the stitching of said parts will not be visible on the outside of the covering. by The'stitching between the outer layer of the covering andthe lining layer [6A thereof is indicatedat-BZ in Fig. 5', and it will be understood that said stitching extends completely around the blank close to the edge thereof and is concealed bythe frames l2 when the covering is clamped therein. It will be'observed that the covering blank is'shapedso' that the parts which form the opposite side covers and 22 of the purse ea ch ;havethre 'marginal edge portions which are o f substantially the same length as the parts of the frame 12 in which said marginal edge portions are securedrespectively. The covering blank is wider than'frames l2 so that when said marginal edges of the blank are secured to the companion frame members I 2, the body portion ofsaidcover'ing lies outwardly of the adjacent frames l2-as shown in Fig. 2. The covering is dimensioned in respect to its width and in respect to the devices such as, for example, the mirror 28,'thewallet42 andjthe coinholder 52 which are of} "such thickness that when the purse is closedthe space between the confronting surfaces of the side covers 20 and 22 is substantially completely filled by said devices and said side covers 20 and 22 are thus stiffened and prevented from wrinkling or becoming deformed. As a result, the purse although having a covering formed of pliable material is comparable in smoothness and appearance of definite predetermined shape with a case formed of metal or other stiff material.

Referring further to the part 38 which mounts the comb holder 56, it will be noted that when the purse is opened, for example as shown in Figs. 3 and 8, the side cover 22 projects inwardly, about as indicated at 22A in Fig. 8, and as a result the comb holder 56 is projected away from the inner side of the side cover 22 to an inclined position in which it may be conveniently grasped and removed from the holder 56 and thereafter returned thereto. This condition is also illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4.

In the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 11 and 12, the construction is substantially the same as that hereinbefore described except that instead of a comb holder, th purse is provided with a plurality of card cases 64which are preferably made of Celluloid and are in themselves of conventional form. It will be observed that the part 38A which corresponds to the part 38 of the first described form of the invention is stitched tothe inner ends of the card holders 64 and to the covering l6 as indicated at 65, and that the coin holder 52 and the billfold or wallet 42 are secured to said part 38A substantially in the same way as described above. 7 7

It will be noted that in both forms of the invention, the part 38 (or 38A) has a folded portion 66 which is received in the folded portion I8 of the covering 16, so that when the purseis opened and held in a horizontal position in the hand of the user, the coin holder 52 is disposed substantially in vertical position with the open ends of the coin holder slots uppermost for consecret compartment under the cover flap 30, if

that is desired. Further it will be observed that if access is desired to the wallet 42, the coin holder 52 maybe folded against the mirror, 28,- or against the secret compartment if the mirror has been removed, thus providing clear access to the wallet so that the latter may be unfolded in order to remove one or more bills or other papers therefrom or to insert the same into the wallet.

It will be understood that the invention may 7 be embodied in various ways other than those herein specifically illustrated, and. described and that one or more features of the invention may be usedwithout others. Likewise, it will be apparent that the various changes in the details of construction andin the arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the underlying idea or principles of the invention within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. In a purse, opposite relatively movable sides formed of pliable covering material including an outer layer and an inner layer. secured in face to face relation, a panel disposed on the inner anagram withirespect toeachother. and with respect to saidti covering; said. article holders; being; disposed "in: adjacentfface'to facerelationrin thespacezbetween theeframewcoveringgwhengthespurse:is;:c1osed.

5.: In aipurse rof: the-hinged: U .-frame-: type. in:

whichisz the: companion U esh'aped frames s define.

the:top :and' the oppositezside-edgesz ofgtheipurser saidmsidefedges of the rpurs'elbeingcsubstantially: of? the same 1' length 1 .as': the rle'gs-r of 2 said: frames;

article retaining-means" disposedientirelytnear- 1043a flexible covering formedioftpliable: sheetimate;--

said "latter edge" of said 'opening 'and secured ;in, positiontbetween said-panel andsaid' inner;lay,er:..

2': In a, purse; opposite 'relatively movable .side's. formed of pliable -covering material Ifincluding. an... outer-layer and" an inner" layer. secured in\ f ace. to'facerelation, a" panel" disposedfjon the; inner. side of said'inner'layerand"secured thereto by means invisible? atif-the: outer side; of said outer layer, said-panel having an opening and a movable closure flop for said openingnormally overlying a confronting portion of said inner layer and movable away from the latter to provide access to said opening, said flap extending from one edge of said opening and terminating substantially at the opposing edge therewith, article retaining means disposed entirely near said latter edge of said opening and secured in position between said panel and said inner layer, and means at the outer side of said panel and adjacent said latter edge for releasably holding a flat article in position overlying said flap and concealing the latter, said flap terminating inwardly of said latter means.

3. In a purse, opposite relatively movable sides formed of pliable covering material including an outer layer and inner layer secured in face to face relation, a panel disposed on the inner side of said inner layer and secured thereto by means invisible at the outer side of said outer layer, said panel having an opening and a movable closure flap for said opening normally overlying a confronting portion of said inner layer and movable away from the latter to provide access to said opening, said flap extending from one edge of said opening and terminating substantially at the opposing edge therewith, article retaining means disposed entirely near said latter edge of said opening and secured in position between said panel and said inner layer, and means at the outer side of said panel for releasably holding a flat article in position overlying said flap and concealing the latter, said flap terminating inwardly of said latter means said last mentioned means comprising flat corner pieces at two corners of said panel adjacent said latter edge to receive thereunder corresponding corners of said flat article.

4. In a purse of the type in which hinged companion frames define the top and the opposite side edges of the purse, said side edges of the purse being substanially of the same length as the sides of said frames; a flexible covering formed of pliable material secured to said frames, said covering being formed of a blank which is wider than said frames whereby the securement of the opposite marginal side edges of the blank to the sides of said frames results in expanding the covering outwardly beyond the outer sides of the frames, respectively, the covering at each side of the purse extending fromthe cross members of said frames to a point outwardly beyond the hinged ends of said frames and terminating at said point, and a plurality of article-holders attached to said covering internally of the purse near the hinged ends of said frames and movable rialsecured .to said? frames, .said; covering ibeing: formed Qfz'as blank: which isz wider than; said.

framessthe iopposite rmarginalzzsidecedges; iofasaid blank-i being: secured:- toj: the: legs: of i saidz frames:- ,anda'ther covering being; 'eiman'ded'; outwardly beyondthegouter sidesiofi'tlfeframes', respective- 1y, asrexpandedizsaidlcoyering forming a wall ion each side? ofi therpurse, isaid \wallsbeing: bodily:

contained :inwardly of: the: legs: of each: of i said' ;f rames,1,respectively the: covering at each sideof the purse extending-:from': the crossimembers' of said'framestozaaportion thereof at the bottom of said purse, said portion being in relative proximity to and below the hinged ends of the legs of said frames.

6. In a purse, opposite relatively movable sides formed of pliable covering material including an outer layer and an inner layer secured in face to face relation, a panel disposed on the inner side of said inner layer and secured thereto by means invisible at the outer side of said outer layer, said panel having an opening and a movable closure flap for said opening normally overlying a confronting portion of said inner layer and movable away from the latter to provide access to said opening, said flap extending from one edge of said opening and terminating substantially at the opposing edge therewith, and means formed in said panel at opposite ends of said latter edge for mounting a flat article removably in position overlying said flap and concealing the latter, and said opening, said flap terminating inwardly of said latter means.

7. In a purse, opposite relatively movable sides formed of pliable covering material including an outer layer and inner layer secured in face to face relation, a panel disposed on the inner side of said inner layer and secured thereto by means invisible at the outer side of said outer layer to form a compartment between said panel and the confronting portion of said inner side, said panel having defined therein an opening for access to said compartment and a movable closure flap for said opening normally overlying a confronting portion of said inner layer and movable away from the latter to provide access to said opening, and a fiat member removably mounted on said panel in position overlying said flap and said opening, said flat member concealing said flap and said opening whereby to conceal the existence of said compartment, said panel being provided with means for removably holding said flat member in said position thereof.

8. A purse comprising cooperating frames hinged together at adjacent ends thereof, and a cover having flexible wall portions one for each of said frames, each wall portion having one end thereof secured to the cross member of the companion frame and having its side edges secured to the sides of the companion frame, said said frames, each of said wall portions having three marginal edge portions of substantially 7 a the same length as the frame parts to which they are secured, respectively, and each of said wall portions'being formed of a blank which is wider than the companion frame to form body portions of said cover at each side of said purse which lie outwardly beyond the outer sides of the companion frames, respectively, said body por-- holder which lies parallel to said one wall when the purse is closed and which is relatively movable with respect to said one of said walls so as automatically to move away'from the surface of the latter to a position of inclination to said 20 surface when the purse is opened.

SIMON KNEE.

The following references are of record in the file of this patent:: 1

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/106, 150/123, 206/581
International ClassificationA45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/00
European ClassificationA45C1/00