US 2746504 A
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May 22, 1956 H. POWELL BILLFOLD Filed July 16, 1954 Harry P0 wel/ 1m TOR.
United States Pat ent BILLFOLD Harry Powell, Petersburg, Va.
Application July 16, 1954, Serial No. 443,795
1 Claim. (Cl. 150-38) tively simple in construction, durable, compact, attractive inappearance andwhich may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure l'is a perspective view, showing a billfold em bodying the present invention in closed position;
Figure 2 is a perspective View of the device, showing 7 same in partially opened position; and
Figure 3 is a perspective view, showing the billfold in fully opened position.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises an elongated sheet 5 of leather or other suitable flexible material. Of course, the flexible sheet 5 may be of any desired length and width.
At an intermediate point, the sheet 5 is folded transversely on itself, as at 6, in a manner to provide hingedly connected sections or sides 7. At its ends, the sheet 5 terminates in inturned flaps 8 which fold on the transverse lines 9.
As illustrated to advantage in Figure 1 of the drawing, when the billfold is closed or folded, the flaps 8 cent the fold lines 9.
It is thought that the manner in which the billfold is used will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, the device is unfolded or opened to portions of the currency overlie the flaps 8. The flaps h 8, together with the end portions of the currency, are
then folded inwardly to the position of Figure 2 of the drawing, after which the sides 7 are folded on the line i 6 to closed position, The elements 10 are then snapped into the elements 11 for securing the billfold in closed position. i
As shown in Figure 1 of the drawing, when the billfold is closed, the elements 10 and 11 are concealed from view.
it is believed that the many advantages of a billfold constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood, and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes inthe details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed. What is claimed is:
A billfold comprising: an elongated flexible sheet foldable transversely on itself on folded lines at three longitudinally spaced intermediate points, the innermost fold line providing a pair of hingedly connected sides,
the outermost fold lines providing hinged end flaps freely swingable on said sides and adapted to receive thereon,
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