US 3847195 A
A wallet made from a single cardboard blank has three pages connected along a common hinge line. Each page includes a pocket to hold slips of paper.
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United States Patent Tyrseck Nov. 12, 1974 CHECK WALLET AND BLANK FOR  References Cited FORMING SAME UNITED STATES PATENTS  Inventor: Walter J. Tyrseck, Quaker Hill, l 446,638 2/1923 Brown 150/39 X Cnn 2,219,807 /1940 Buxton T 150/39 3,146,816 9/l964 Osherm; T 150/39 Asslgneel Robertson Paper BOX 3.655,] 19 4/1972 Thompson 150 39 x Montville, Conn. 22 Filed; J 29 1973 Primary E.\'aminerD0nald F. Norton Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Cesari and McKenna  Appl. No.: 375,113
I  ABSTRACT 52] us. Cl 150/39, 150/32, 229/72 A Wallet made from a Single cardboard blank has  It ll. Cl. AC 1/06 three pages connected along a Common hinge line.  Field of Search /32, 35, 39, 38;
Each page includes a pocket to hold slip's of paper.
8 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures PATENTEUNUHZHH SIEEI 3G 3 FIIG.4
CHECK WALLET AND BLANK FOR FORMING SAME BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a wallet for slips of paper. It relates more particularly to a check wallet having pockets to hold checks or similar items.
Check wallets of the type with which this invention is concerned have tended to be rather complicated and, therefore, costly envelope-type folders. It is an object of the present invention to make a wallet of this general type which is able to hold a relatively large number of checks or other such slips of paper.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a wallet constructed from a single cardboard blank with a minimum number of cutting, folding and gluing operatrons.
Another object is to provide a blank from which a wallet of the above type may be formed.
Briefly, the present wallet is comprised of three or more pages connected at a common hinge line and each of which contains a pocket to hold a number of slips of paper. Additionally, each page has a slot for retaining other slips of paper such as selected checks, bank statements, etc.
The wallet blank is comprised of an endwise series of upper and lower rectangular panels. Each upper and lower panel is connected to the next pair in the series along a fold line common to a corresponding panel in each pair.
A pair of tapered flaps are hinged to the upper and lower edges of each panel pair and each flap is folded inwardly so as to overlie the panel to which it is attached and it is retained there by glue flaps attached to free ends of the panels of each pair.
The panel pairs are folded backward along their common hinge line leaving the tapered flaps exposed and the hinged-together panels of each pair are secured together back-to-back, forming the middle pages of a three-page wallet, with the other panels of each pair forming the wallet end pages.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS For a fuller understanding of the nature and objects of the invention, reference should be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the subject wallet;
FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the cardboard blank from which the FIG 1 wallet is made;
FIG. 3 is a similar view showing the wallet partially formed;
FIG. 4 is another view of the wallet in a further stage of development; and
FIG. 5 is a similar view of the wallet in a still further stage of development.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Turning now to FIG. 1 of the drawings, the wallet shown generally at consists of a front page 100, a middle page 10b and a back page 10c having a common hinge line 11. Each page carries a pocket shown generally at 12 which is sufficiently deep to hold checks, bank statements and other such slips of paper indicated at 13. Also, each page has a slot 14 into which the ends of cancelled checks, bills or other slips of paper can be inserted to retain them.
Turning now to FIG. 2, the wallet 10 is constructed of a single cardboard blank consisting of endwise connected pairs of rectangular panels 22a, b and 24 a, b. The panels in each pair are hinged along fold lines 25. While we have specifically illustrated a three-page wallet, it should be understood that a wallet comprised of a larger number of pages is within the scope of this invention. Additional pages are added simply by adding to the number of endwise-connected panel pairs.
One panel from each pair, i.e., panels 22b and 24b are connected together along a hinge line 32. The other panels in each pair, i.e., panels 22a and 24a can be completely separate. It is preferred, however, to have a temporary connection between them consisting of a short perforated hinge segment 34 to make the blank easier to handle during the folding and gluing operations. In other words, if the panels 22a and 24a were completely separate, they might tend to flop around as the blank is being manipulated by the gluer.
A pair of tapered flaps are hinged to the upper and lower edges of each panel pair. More specifically, flaps 42, 44, 46 and 48 are hinged along fold lines 52 to the free edges of panels 22a, 22b, 24a and 24b, respectively. These flaps are cut on a bias to provide the pockets shown in FIG. 1 which are shaped to expose a portion of the pocket contents 13. The transverse slots 14 are formed in the blank during the cutting operation near the opposite ends of flaps 42, 44 on the one hand and flaps 46, on the other.
Turning now to FIG. 3, the wallet is formed from the blank by folding the flaps 42, 44, 46 and 48 inward so that they overlie the rectangular panels to which they are hinged. The flaps are held there by glue tabs 62, 64, 66 and 68 hinged to the free ends of panels 22a, 22b, 24a and 24b, respectively. More specifically, the glue tabs are folded inward and adhered to the exposed faces of flaps 42, 44, 46 and 48, respectively. In FIG. 3, all of the glue tabs except tab 62 are shown as being adhered to their corresponding flaps.
Next, the panel pairs are folded together along hinge line 32 as shown on FIG. 4 so that they lie back-to-back as depicted in FIG. 5. The hinged-together panels 22b and 24b are secured together by glue spots 72 deposited between them The wallet is now complete and can be shipped to the ultimate user in this flattened condition shown in FIG. 5.
To erect the wallet, the user simply tears the temporary connection 34 by pulling the panels 22a and 24a apart and folds these panels along their common hinge lines 25, forming the book-like wallet illustrated in FIG. 1. Thus, panels 22a and 24a constitute the front and rear pages 10a and of the wallet, while panels 22b and 24b together constitute the middle page 10b thereof, with the fold lines 25 forming the common hinge line 11. Each page, including the front and rear side of the middle page 10b, carries a pocket 12 and a slot or receptacle 14.
It will thus be seen that the objects set forth above, among those made apparent from the preceding description, are efficiently attained and, since certain changes may be made in the above construction without departing from the scope of the invention, it is intended that all matter contained in the above descrip- It is also to be understood that the following claims are intended to cover all of the generic and specific features of the invention herein described I claim: 1. A wallet comprising a plurality of panels foldable together along a common hinge line to form the front and rear pages and at least one intermediate page of a book-like container, the intermediate page being comprised of a. pair of panels secured together back-toback, and flaps foldably connected to the panels to form a pocket on each of the pages.
2. The wallet defined in claim 1 and further including a slot formed in each of the pages to retain paper slips.
3. The wallet defined in claim 1 and further including means defining a temporary connection between the front and rear pages of the wallet.
4. A blank for forming a wallet comprising an endwise series of upper and lower panel pairs, at least one panel in each pair being hinged-to a corresponding panel in the adjacent pair along a fold line, a pair of flaps hinged to the upper and lower edges of each panel pair, said flaps being foldable inward so as to overlie the panels to which they are hinged, means for retaining the flaps in their folded condition and means for securing the panels of one panel pair to one another so that they form together an interior page of a multi-