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Oct. 11, 1960 J. K. SEITZ COMBINATION CARD AND MONEY CASE Filed April 10, 1959 IN V EN TOR. c/Zsem/ 1655/72 BY zflttar ze I hired States Pate .1
2,955,633 Patented Oct. 11, 1960 Free COMBINATION CARD AND MONEY CASE Joseph K. Seitz, 8006 McGroarty St., Sunland, Calif.
Filed Apr. 10, 1959, Ser. No. 805,435
4 Claims. (Cl. 150-35) This invention relates to combination card and moneycarrying cases or billfolds, and particularly to such an article of minimum size and maximum convenience.
Combination card and money-carrying cases are known wherein several pockets are provided for cards of different types and wherein an elongated pocket is provided for paper money. The present invention is a simplification of such cases or billfolds, and is constructed of a minimum number of parts or elements to provide a light, flat combination card and money case.
The principal object of the invention, therefore, is to facilitate the carrying of cards and money in the same case.
Another object of the invention is to provide a combination card and money-carrying case wherein the cards are maintained separate from the money contained therein.
A further object of the invention is to provide a flexible card and money-carrying case constructed of a minimum number of parts or elements and which is light in weight and of maximum convenience.
A better understanding of this invention may be had from the following detailed description when read in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing a partially open combination card and money case embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the invention in wide open position;
Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 4 is a partial cross-sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Referring, now, to the drawings in which the same reference numerals identify like elements, a backing cover member 5 of any suitable material, such as leather or plastic, has an inner flap 6 sewn thereto, the flap having a rectangular portion 7 and a portion 8 with a substantially S-shaped edge 9, the portion 8 starting from a point adjacent the end of a transverse center line of the backing cover 5 and extending to a point adjacent the opposite corner of the backing cover. The inner flap 6 is sewn to the backing cover 5 along one edge, as shown at 10 and 11, while the backing cover may have a sewn turned-over edge as shown at 12, 13, 14, and 15. Adjacent to the center line of the backing cover 5 and in the long edge of flap 6 is a cut-out notch 16 to facilitate the folding of the case. The money is placed between the backing cover 5 and the flap 6, one end of the money being exposed in the area not covered by the portion 8.
To provide a card-carrying pocket, a generally rectangular section 18 is sewn along three edges thereof, as shown at 19, to the rectangular portion 7 of the flap 6, one end of the section 18 having a cut-out notch 21 in the shape of a substantially reversed S-shaped curve for ease in inserting and removing cards.
The case is thus provided with a money pocket and a separate card pocket, to both of which access may be obtained readily. The case is made of only three elements or parts, such as the backing cover 5, the flap 6, and the section 18. When the three elements of the case are made of thin material, the case is exceedingly flat and may be easily carried in any pocket desired.
1. A combination card and money case comprising a rectangular backing cover foldable on a center line along its shorter dimension, an internal flap having a rectangular portion on one side of said center line and a portion on the other side thereof, said flap being sewed along its longest edge to said backing cover, and a third section attached along three edges thereof to the rectangular portion of said internal flap.
2. A combination card and money case in accordance with claim 1 in which said portion of said internal flap has its longest edge in a substantially S-shaped curve.
3. A combination card and money case in accordance with claim 1 in which said third section has one edge thereof in a substantially reversed S-shaped curve.
4. A combination card and money case in accordance with claim 1 in which one of said three edges along which said third section is attached is along said center line of said backing cover.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,842,870 Harwood Jan. 26, 1932 1,924,702 Wege Aug. 29, 1933 2,176,987 Buxton Oct. 24, 1939 2,335,051 Gardner Nov. 23, 1943