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Jan. 4, 1955 R. E. BOTTOMLEY 2,698,639
RECEPTACLE WITH KEY AND ARTICLE POCKETS Filed Feb. 7, 1952 INVENTOR.
3 R \wano E. BOTTOMLEY AT-roR'NsY United States Patent 2,698,639 RECEPTACLE WITH KEY AND ARTICLE POCKETS Richard E. Bottomley, Barton, Wis., assignor to Amity Leather Products 00., West Bend, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin Application February 7, 1952, Serial No. 270,349 2 Claims. (Cl. 150-35) This invention relates to improvements in receptacles having a coin or article pocket and a key pocket.
It is more convenient to the user of such receptacles to kep keys separate from the coins or other articles. This has heretofore been done by attaching a separate key scabbard to the receptacle so that such scabbard may be swung outwardly of the receptacle. This is inconvenient to use and requires extra material and additional manufacturing operations.
It is an object of this invention, therefore, to provide a receptacle having a coin or article pocket and a fixed, readily accessible key pocket constructed without the extensive use of additional material and additional manufacturing operations.
Another object of this invention is to provide a receptacle of such character which is neat and attractive in appearance, provides ready access for either the key pocket or article pocket therein, and is inexpensively manufactured.
These objects are obtained .by forming the key pockets between the inner legs of the gussets for the coin or article pocket and the body of the receptacle. The receptacle may be easily made from two blanks of material, such as leather. The first blank provides as integral parts: a body; a cover flap; a back; a front; and a locking tab. The second blank provides as integral parts: key pocket faces; gusset legs; and a front. The second blank is folded to make gussets and the outer edges, inner sides, and bottoms of the gusset legs forming the key pocket are stitched to the body of the first blank. The front and tab of the first body are folded over the front of the second body and secured by the male element of the snap button.
' The female part of the snap button is carried by the cover flap. This simple and inexpensively assembled construction provides a receptacle with two key pockets and a coin or article pocket. The only additional operation over that required in making a receptacle without key pockets is the stitching of the inner gusset legs at the inner edges.
The novel features which are considered characteristic of the invention are set forth with particularity in the appended claims. The invention itself, however, both as to its organization and its method of operation, together with additional objects and advantages thereof, will best be understood from the following description of a specific embodiment when read in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a receptacle embodying the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a first blank for forming a part of such receptacle;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of a second blank for forming other parts of such receptacle;
Fig. 4 is a sectional view through the receptacle taken on line 44 of Fig. 5; and
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
The receptacle shown in the drawing has an article or coin pocket 10 and two key pockets 12. Keys may be frictionally held Within the key pockets as diagrammatically illustrated in broken line. The key pockets 12 are formed by the back 16 and the inner legs 22 of gussets for the pocket 10. The upper edges of these inner legs may be notched, as indicated at 23, to make it easy to grasp a key inserted in such key pockets. The key pockets 12 being placed at the back 16 are out of the way of access to the more often used article or coin pocket 10. By using the flat back 16 and the flat gusset legs 22 as walls of the key pockets 12 good frictional engagement will result holding keys in place in such pockets.
To save on material and lessen manufacturing operations the receptacle is made of two blanks of leather or other suitable material. shape shown in Fig. 3 and has as integral parts thereof The first blank is cut to the a cover flap 14 which provides a cover for both key pockets and coin pocket, a back 16 which provides the rear walls of the key pockets, a front 18 which provides a false outer wall for the coin pocket, and a locking tab 20. The second blank is cut to the shape shown in Fig. 2 and has as integral parts thereof two key pocket faces or inner gusset legs 22, two outer gusset legs 24 which provide a rear wall for said coin pocket, and a front 26 which provides a true outer wall for said coin pocket. First the faces or inner legs 22 are placed on the back 16 with outer edges of the legs in alinement with the outer edges of the back 16. Then such outer edges are secured to such back by stitching 32. The bottoms of such faces are secured to such back by stitching 36 (which because of the downwardly offset bottoms of such faces may be continuous from edge to edge). The inner boundaries of the faces 22 are secured to the back by stitching 34 thus completing the key pockets 12. To make the pocket 10, the front 26 is flattened out and the outer gusset legs 24 bent behind such front. The front 18 of the first blank is folded over the outside of the front 26 and the locking tab is folded over the top of the front 26 and down against the inner surface thereof. A male element 28 of a snap button is riveted through the tab 20, the front 26, and the front 18, locking these parts together and completing the front wall of the article pocket 10. A female part 30 of the snap button fastener is secured to the cover flap 14 in the usual manner and cooperates with the male part 28 to keep both pockets 10 and 12 closed.
A receptacle of this construction may be secured to the face of a wall of a billfold or other type of pocket book and secured thereto by the same stitching 32, 34, and 36 which secure the second blank to the first blank, thus in one operation fastening the receptacle to such wall and completing the pockets thereof.
Although only one embodiment of the invention is shown and described herein, it will be understood that this application is intended to cover such changes or modifications as come within the spirit of the invention or scope of the following claims.
1. A receptacle having an article pocket and a key pocket comprising: a piece of flexible material having integrally joined at fold lines a back which provides a rear wall of said key pocket, a front which provides a false outer wall for said article pocket, and a cover fiap which provides a cover for both said pockets; a second piece of flexible material having integrally joined at fold lines a key pocket face which provides a front wall for said key pocket, a gusset leg which provides a rear wall for said article pocket, and a second front which provides a true outer wall for said pocket; said key pocket face being directly secured to said back by laterally spaced vertically extending stitches to form therewith said key pocket; and said gusset leg overlying said key pocket face; said front and said second front being in juxtaposition and fastened to form the outer wall of said artcile pocket.
2. A receptacle formed from a first member folded along a transverse line to form a back wall and a false front wall of said receptacle, and a second member disposed transversely of said first member between said back wall and false front wall, said second member having a pair of gusset extensions directly secured to said back wall at spaced places to form fiat mouthed key receiving pockets between said extensions and said back wall, said gusset extensions having lower extensions, stitching extending from edge to edge of said back wall to join said lower extensions to said back wall to form bottoms for said pockets, said second member having a front wall in juxtaposition with said false front wall and connected by a pair of gussets to the inner sides of said gusset extensions to form with said front wall a wide mouthed pocket, said stitching being unconnected with said gussets.
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