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Publication numberUS2625189 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 13, 1953
Filing dateNov 8, 1949
Priority dateNov 8, 1949
Publication numberUS 2625189 A, US 2625189A, US-A-2625189, US2625189 A, US2625189A
InventorsSimon Knee
Original AssigneeSimon Knee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination wallet and purse
US 2625189 A
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Jan. 13, 1953 s. KNEE COMBINATION WALLET AND PURSE Filed Nov. 8, 1949 nlzv II IN VEN TOR.

J/NO/V K/VFE Patented Jan. 13, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 6 Claims.

This invention relates generally to wallets and, in particular, to a combination wallet and'purse.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a wallet having a purse which is formed therein and to which access may be had without opening or unfolding the Wallet.

Another object is more generally to provide a combination wallet and purse of simplified construction.

The above and other objects, features and ad" vantages of the invention will be fully understood from the following description, considered in connection with the accompanying illustrative drawings.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a side View of the wallet in folded and closed condition;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the opened wallet, the latter being in inverted position and with the top of the purse uppermost;

Fig. 3 is a sectional View taken on line 33 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-=S of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 5 is a view, on a reduced scale, showing leather or other suitable sheet material, said blanks being illustrated in Fig. 5 in position to be secured together.

Wall blank I2 comprises the integral outer wall forming portions l6 and I8, and the inner Wall forming portions 253 and 22 integral with said outer portions, respectively. If preferred, said outer wall portions l6 and is may be provided, on their inner surfaces, with a coextensive lining 24 formed of suitable sheet material and secured thereto in any suitable manner, for example, by gluing, said lining prcviding additional stifi'ness for said outer walls. lNallet forming blank M comprises the integral portions 25 and 28 which oppose the inner wall portions 20 and 22, respectively, and are secured thereto, at their outer marginal edges, by the line of stitching 33. It will be noted from Figs. 3 and 5 that portion 28 is slightly narrower than portion 25, the reason for which will presently appear.

Wall blank 12 is provided a slotted por tion 32 which extends axially between the integral portions 33 and 35 thereof which join the wall portions [3 and 22 thereof. When blank i2 is folded inwardly of the position illustrated in Fig. 5, along a line extending between the edge 3 56f blank l2, secures together the outer side edges of rear wall it, portion 28 of blank M and inner wall '22, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and i, and a line of stitching 353 along the folded over marginal edge'38 similarly secures together the outer side edges of outer wall Iii, portion '25 of blank l4 and inner wall It will be noted that a main wallet-pocket or bill holder 52 is formed between the inner sufaces of outer walls l8 and i8 and the opposing surfaces of portions 26 and 28, respectively, of blank M, said pocket being closed at its side ends by the lines of stitching 3B and M3, at its bottom by the fold at between outer Wall it and inner 'wall 29, by the folded portions 33, 35 and by the wall forming part 65 therebetween, hereinafter fully described, said pocket being open at its upper end along the marginal edge 37 of the wallet, as indicated at 48, for the insertion of paper currency, or other articles, therein.

In addition to the main pocket t2 which, as here shown, extends completely across the wallet l9, provision is also made for a purse or change pocket 59. Said purse is formed by inner wall '22 and the confronting portion 28 of blank M, the outer edges of which are stitched together by the aforementioned line of stitching 38 to form one side of the purse, the opposite side of which is closed by the line of stitching 52 which secures the inner edge 5 of wall 22 to the underlying portion 28 of blank It, the bottom of said purse being closed by the aforementioned line of stitching it which secures the'niarginal edge 5% of wall 22 to the opposing marginal edge 58 of said portion 28, as illustrated in 3. It will be apparent that access is had to said purse through the slot 32 which constitutes the mouth thereof. Since the inner marginal edge 66 of wallet blank portion 28 is unsecured, as shown in Fig. 3, it is necessary to provide means to prevent coins or other articles, which may be in purse 53, from entering the wallet pock'et'42. To accomplish this purpose,- the aforementioned wall forming part it is provided, said part being S's-'- cured, at its upper marginal edge '52 to the tape of a slide fastener part 66 by stitching 64. As illustrated in Fig. 3, said stitching 64 also extends through the tape of slide fastener part 58, lining 24 and outer wall [8, the tape of slide fastener part 58 terminating slightly beyond the line of stitching 38, as shown in Fig. 4, so that beyond said termination, the tape of slide fastener part 66 is secured directly to lining 2c and wall it. Part 46 need not be secured at any other portion of the wallet and is positioned so that it depends into purse 5!) between inner wall portion 22 and portion 28 of blank l4, being in surface abutment with said latter portion, as shown in Fig. 3. Said latter portion is narrower than its companion portion 26, as previously indicated, to facilitate the insertion of said part 45 and also to keep down the bulk of the purse at the mouth thereof. The mouth of the purse is provided with a slide fastener 19 for closing said purse between the folded wall parts 33 and 35, said fastener including the aforementioned slide part lit and a companion slide part 12, secured to the marginal edge of wall part 22 adjacent the slot 32 by the line of stitching 14.

Wallet I0 is also provided with a, slide fastener 76 which is secured to the outer marginal edges of outer walls l6 and I8 and which closes the top A and the end B of the folded wallet H], as illustrated in Fig. l, the end C being formed by the fold between outer walls It and I8, and the bottom D including both the fold 44 between outer wall [6 and inner wall 20, and the slide fastener 10. It will be understood that with the slide fastener 1B in closed condition, thereby preventing access to the bill holder or pocket 42, access may still be had to the purse by opening slide fastener 10, thereby rendering the purse and said pocket independent of each other.

Provision is also made for a card pocket 18.

As illustrated in Fig. 5, the inner wall part 29 is provided with a rectangular cut-out 89 under which a transparent window 82 is disposed, said window being secured between the edge portion 84 of said wall part and the underlying edge portion of part 26 of blank [4 by the aforementioned line of stitching 30, said part 20 and the window constituting one wall of the card pocket and said part 26 forming the opposing wall thereof. Fold 44 closes said pocket at its side opposite said line of stitching 30, said pocket being closed at one end by the line of stitching 40, as previously described, and open at its other end, as at 86.

While I have shown and described the presently preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that various changes in the details of construction and in the form and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the underlying idea or principles of this invention within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

l. A wallet comprising a folded blank forming integral outer walls and an inner wall integral with each of said outer walls, said blank having a slotted portion along the fold between one of said outer walls and the inner wall integral therewith, an additional blank disposed between said inner and outer walls, said additional blank being secured at opposing ends thereof to the adjacent marginal edges of said inner and outer walls, respectively, and being secured at a longitudinal edge thereof to the longitudinal edges of said inner walls opposite the fold in said first mentioned blank to form a first pocket with said outer walls open along an edge of said wallet, and a wall part secured to said one outer wall adjacent said slotted portion, said wall part being substantially coextensive with said slotted portion and extending between the inner wall integral with said one outer wall and said additional blank to form a second pocket therewith open along an edge portion of said wallet opposite the opening of said first pocket, both of said blanks being foldable along a line between the inner walls to close said wallet, said additional blank being secured to said last mentioned inner wall adjacent said line to define the inner end of said second pocket, and

. closure means disposed along said slotted portion for closing the opening of said second pocket, the remainder of the edge of said wall opposite the opening of said first pocket being constituted by the fold in said first mentioned blank.

2. A wallet comprising a folded blank forming integral outer walls and an inner Wall integral with each of said outer walls, said blank having a slotted portion along the fold between one of said outer walls and the inner wall integral therewith, an additional blank disposed between said inner and outer walls. said additional blank being secured at opposing ends thereof to the adjacent marginal edges of said inner and outer walls, respectively, and being secured at a longitudinal edge thereof to the longitudinal edges of said inner walls opposite the fold in said first mentioned blank to form a first pocket with said outer walls open along an edge or said Wallet, a wall part secured to said one outer wall adjacent said slotted portion, said wall part extending between the inner wall integral with said one outer wall and said additional blank to form a second pocket therewith open alon an edge portion of said wallet opposite the openingof said first pocket, both of said blanks being folclable along a line between the inner walls to close said wallet, closure means for said wallet extending along three adjacent marginal edges thereof when the wallet is closed, the fourth marginal edge being constituted by the fold in said first mentioned blank, and including said, slotted portion, and separate closure means disposed along said slotted portion for closing said last mentioned edge whereby said second pocket can be opened with said first mentioned closure means in closed condition.

3. In a wallet, a folded blank forming an outer wall, an inner wall and defining a slotted portion along the fold therebetween, an additional blank disposed between said walls and secured thereto to form a first pocket with said outer wall, said additional blank being secured to the marginal edge of said inner wall opposite said slotted portion, and a wall part secured to said outer wall adjacent said slotted portion, said wall part being substantially coextensive with said slotted portion and depending between said inner wall and said additional blank to form a second pocket therewith open along an edge portion of said wallet opposite the opening of said first pocket, both of said blanks being foldable alone; a median fold line to close said wallet, said additional blank being secured to said inner wall adjacent said line to define the inner end of said pocket, and closure means disposed along said slotted portion for closing the opening of said second pocket.

4. A combination wallet and purse comprising inner and outer walls defining a main pocket, said walls being foldable along an intermediate transverse line to close the walletgsaid two walls "being closed at their side edges at one side of said {ggfold line and having an opening therebetween at the other side of said fold line, a third. wall posithereof and separable therefrom adjacent said opening, and a part coextensive with said opening secured to said outer wall adjacent said opening and extending between said inner wall and said third wall, said third wall forming a pocket with said inner wall at said other side of the fold line of the wallet.

5. A combination wallet and purse comprising inner and outer walls defining a main pocket, said walls being foldable along an intermediate transverse line to close the wallet, said two walls being closed at their side edges at one side of said fold line and having an opening therebetween at the other side of said fold line, a third Wall positioned at said other side of the fold line and secured to said inner wall at three side edges thereof and separable therefrom adjacent said opening, and a part coextensive With said opening secured to said outer wall adjacent said opening and extending between said inner wall and said third wall, said third wall forming a pocket with said inner wall at said other side of the fold line of the wallet, and a slide fastener closure for said opening having its companion stringers secured to said outer wall and said inner'wall.

6. A combination wallet and purse comprising innerand outer walls defining a main pocket, said walls being foldable along an intermediate tioned at said other side of the fold line and secured to said inner wall at three side edges thereof and separable therefrom adjacent said opening, and a part coextensive with said open- [ing secured to said outer wall adjacent said :opening and extending between said inner wall and said third wall, said third wall forming a pocket with said inner wall at said other side of the fold line of the wallet, and a slide fastener closure for said opening having its companion stringers secured to said outer wall and said inner wall, said main pocket having its access open ing at the side of the wallet opposite said first mentioned opening.

SIMON KNEE.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the 1.; file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS

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Referenced by
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US5244023 *Sep 11, 1991Sep 14, 1993Spies Albert LDevice for securing articles on or about the person
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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/143, 150/145
International ClassificationA45C1/08, A45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/08
European ClassificationA45C1/08