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Patented Mar. 10, V 1953 UNITED VSTATES r PATENT QFFICE.`
ARTICLE HOLDER Louis W. Stevenson, Wellsboro, Pa.
Application` March 23, 1951, Serial N o. 217,090 2 claims. (orio-10) l This invention relates to article holders and more particularly to a novel envelope with provision to seal the envelope which also serves as a means to attach the article holder to the clothing of a person or suitable carrier or support.
In the previous types of article holders knownto me, some have a provision which seals the holder as well as also acting to attach the holder to the support, however, those holders have been complicated and expensive.
The object of this invention is to provide an article holder, with means to permit the holder to be sealed as well as to attach the holder to a support, which is simple and inexpensive.
Another object of this invention is to provide an article holder which is rain resistant.
A further object of this invention is to provide a card holder which is easily attached to the support while insuring that the card is secured in the card holder.
These and other objects and advantages will be apparent from the specication when taken with the accompanying drawing.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a front view of an article holder oi an embodiment of my invention.
Figure 2 is a rear view of the article of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken along the lines 3-3 of Figure 1 with the flap portion folded down.
Figure 4 shows holder with a safety pin inserted through perforations in front, rear and flap portions.
Figure 5 is a rear View of holder with badge attached showing pin portion of badge extending from front of holder through perforations in front, back and flap portions.
Figure 6 is a cross section view of holder with flap portion down and pin passing through perfo.. rations in front, back and ap portions.
Referring now particularly to Figure 1 of the drawing, the article holder is made of any suitable material such as fabric, leather, paper, etc. The front portion l of the holder is provided with perforations 2 and the rear portion 3 of the holder, as shown in Figure 2, is provided with perforations 4 which are aligned with the perforations il which will align with the perforations 2 and l when the flap is folded down to close the mouth l of the holder as more clearly shown in Figure 3. The distance D between the perforations should be such that when a fastening means such as a pin is inserted down through one series of perforations and up through the other series of perforations the mouth of the holder will be substantially sealed. The extreme distance covered by the perforations, being one half the distance across the mouth of the holder, has been proven to be satisfactory. The front portion l is secured to the rear portion 2 -along the three edges 8, 9 and I0 by stitching, heat sealing, cementing or otherwise secured.
When it is desired to attach the article holder to a support such as the wearing apparel of a person, a safety pin is inserted through the perforations and through the support as more clearly shown in Figure 4 and Figure 6 which shows the holder with the flap portion 5 folded down and the pin through the perforations in flap portion 5, front portion I and rear portion 3 as in cross section view in Figure 6.
In the preferred embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figure 5, the article holder is made of a water proof or water resistant material such as polyethylene and the article which is placed in the article holder is a card such as a iishing license. A fishing badge which is provided with a pin attaching device is used to seal the flap over the mouth of the article holder to the wearing apparel of the fisherman. Figure 5 is a rear view of the holder with badge attached showing pin attachment on back of badge extending from the front of the holder through the perforations. Since polyethylene is transparent as well as waterproof, the writing on the fishing license can be easily read while in the holder and will not be damaged by rain. The card will be securely held in the card holder since the pinlike, badge attaching means obstructs the movement of the card to the mouth of the holder even though the pin does not pass through the card.
While I have described my invention in. a preferred form of embodiment, I Wish it to be understood that many changes of omission, addition and modication may be made by those skilled in the art, without departing from the essential principles of my invention. I desire, therefore, that the appended claims shall be accorded the broadest construction consistent with their language and the prior art.
I claim as my invention:
l. A license card holder and badge combination comprising a holder having a front portion, a rear portion defining a mouth for the holder and a flap portion, each of said portions being provided With a first and a second perforation so positioned that the first perforation of each portion and the second perforation of each portion are aligned when the flap portion is folded to cover the mouth of the holder; a badge having fastening means to attach the badge to a support, said fastening means of the badge and said perforations of said holder being so proportioned that the fastening means may pass through the perforations of the holder whereby the badge and holder may be secured to a support and the ap portion of the holder sealed over the mouth of the holder by the badge fastening means.
2. An article holder comprising a front and rear portion defining a mouth of the holder, a flap portion adapted to cover said mouth .p0r-
tion when folded, each of said portions being 15 provided with a first and second perforation, `said iirst perforation of each portion and said secand perforation of each portion being so posi- '4 tioned that they are aligned when the flap portion is folded to cover the mouth of the holder and the distance between said first perforation and said second perforation being substantially one-half the distance across the mouth of the holder.
LOUIS W. STEVENSON.
REFERENCES CITED The following references fare of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,128,136 I-Iano Feb. 9, 1915 1,153,094 McGinty Sept. 7, 1915 1,397,917 Behrman Nov, 22, 1921 2,544,618 Smith Mar. 6, 1951