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Publication numberUS2680461 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 8, 1954
Filing dateMay 3, 1949
Priority dateMay 3, 1949
Publication numberUS 2680461 A, US 2680461A, US-A-2680461, US2680461 A, US2680461A
InventorsCharles Trovato
Original AssigneeCharles Trovato
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Billfold or wallet having coin pocket
US 2680461 A
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c. TRo-vA-ro' BILLFOLD OR WALLET HAVING com PQC'KET Jun e8, 1954 Filed May a, p49

INVENTOR.

Patented June 8, 1954 t o UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BILLFOLD OR WALLET HAVING COIN POCKET Charles Trovato, Whittier, Calif. Application May 3, 1949, Serial No. 91,141 3 Claims. 150-37) This invention relates to billfolds or wallets edges and transversely of said flap portion. On having coin pockets. the transverse portion of the bed strip I! a plu- Billfolds have been equipped in their inner rality of pliant and resilient fingers l8 are procover with a coin or change pocket from which vided and on the longitudinal bed strip portions the coins are slid out by gravity and are retained a plurality of similar fingers l9 are arranged. a stiff flange formed on the flap normally clos- All of such fingers extend outwardly from, or p er ing said pocket These billfolds are unduly thick pendicularly to, the adjacent surface of the flap on account of the stiff flange and are in conseportion 8 when the billfold is opened as shown quence inconvenient when carried in a trouser in Figures 4 to 6. The fingers I8 are all of equal pocket or the like. 10 length, while the fingers 19 decrease uniformly The primary object of the invention is to overin length toward the pocket l4. An'ear 20 is com is inconvenience y replacing t e Stiff formed on the freetransverse edge of the loose more convenient shape part 22 18 secured to the portion [5 of the outer The invention consists in the details of concover ll so that the two snap fastener parts 2! struction and in the combination and arrangeand 22 can engage each other, when the loose flap lnent OI the several parts of my improved billfold portion It is foldedover the pocket It to close or wallet whereby certain advantages are atsaid pocket. In this position the fingers l8 and tained, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth. I9 are bent over and partly compressed, so that OI the invention and 1n folded or closed condition caused to slide out of said pocket onto the flap Fi u 2 s a V1 1n bottom P Of t e vi portion [6 by gravity, the fingers will retain the as shown in Figure 1; 7 coins on the flap portion for easy selection.

Figure 3 is a view in end elevation of the folded To eliminate unnecessary unfolding of the billside of Figure 1; fold a second change pocket 23 is secured to the Figure 4 is a view in side elevation of the device outer cover I I adjacent to its transverse edge in an extended or fully opened Co d t o remote from the coin pocket M. A male snap Fi ure 5 is a view in bottom plan of i ure 4, fastener portion 24 is fastened on the pocket 23 and v 55 and a closure flap 25 is secured to the outer cover F ure 6 is a view in end elevation of Figure 4. l I ad acent the change pocket 23 The inner end inner cover :2. The two elongated rectangular 40 th flap 25 extends outwardly t a angle t th cured in closed position when folded over the One transverse edge of the flap portion I3, the 1 wall i and the inner cover l2 coincide With each other, while the outer cover H extends beyond these edges as indicated at l5. The loose pori on the face thereof away from the inner cover I claim; 32, Which Strip eXtendS along the d na 1. A billfold comprising a foldable sheet of material, a change pocket secured to one face of the sheet at one end portion thereof, the opposite end portion of the sheet forming a cover flap for the change pocket, and a pliant coin obstruction forming means disposed across said sheet for stopping coins being removed by gravity from the change pocket, said obstruction forming means standing perpendicularly to the sheet when the flap is open, the said coin obstruction forming means comprising a plurality of resilient fingers arranged on the cover flap to form a barrier across the opening to the pocket.

2. A billfold comprising a foldable sheet of material, a change pocket secured to one face of the sheet at one end portion thereof, the opposite end portion of the sheet forming a cover flap for the change pocket, and a pliant coin obstruction forming means disposed across said sheet for stopping coins being removed by gravity from the change pocket, said obstruction forming means standing perpendicularly to the sheet when the flap is open, the said coin obstruction forming means comprising a plurality of resilient fingers arranged along the longitudinal edges and along the transverse edge of the cover flap.

3. A billfold comprising a foldable sheet of material, a change pocket secured to one face of the sheet at one end portion thereof, the opposite end portion of the sheet forming a cover flap for the change pocket,

and a pliant coin obstruction gers arranged along the longitudinal edges and along the transverse edge of the cover flap, the

fingers located along the transverse edge being of equal length and the fingers along the longitudinal edges diminishing evenly in length toward the pocket.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date Kerst et al. Nov. 8, 1904 De Long Mar. 1, 1910 Kovesky Sept. 21, 1915 Godfrey Nov. 24, 1931 Lupfer et al. Oct. 8, 1940 Hyman July 2'7, 1948

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US774522 *Feb 24, 1904Nov 8, 1904John M KerstCoin or change purse.
US950898 *Feb 2, 1909Mar 1, 1910Oscar A De LongPocket-book or purse.
US1154122 *Aug 27, 1914Sep 21, 1915Joseph A KoveskyPurse.
US1832900 *Sep 4, 1929Nov 24, 1931Godfrey Henry RPurse and pocketbook
US2217556 *Feb 18, 1939Oct 8, 1940Springfield Leather Products CBillfold
US2446009 *Dec 20, 1945Jul 27, 1948Sidney HymanCombined wallet and cigarette case
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2745456 *Apr 22, 1954May 15, 1956Emily RubinHandbags and the like
US2800156 *Jan 6, 1955Jul 23, 1957Fr De Maroquinerie Sans ConturCoin purse
US5445199 *May 5, 1994Aug 29, 1995Jia; YoukeBillfold with coin holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification150/136, D03/251, 150/153
International ClassificationA45C1/08, A45C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/08
European ClassificationA45C1/08