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Publication numberUS442231 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1890
Filing dateJul 22, 1890
Publication numberUS 442231 A, US 442231A, US-A-442231, US442231 A, US442231A
InventorsFrederick Lieker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Frederick lieker
US 442231 A
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(No Model.)



No. 442,231. Patented Dec. 9, 1890.

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IgE- 1 co., Naro-mnu. mamma irn STATES FREDERICK LIEKER,



SPECIFICATIGN forming part of Letters Patent No. 442,231, dated December 9, 1890.

Application led July 22, 1890.

To @ZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FREDERICK LIEKER, of New York city, New Yorlgliave invented an Improved Pocket-Book, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a pocket-book so constructed that it may be readily opened and that the flap will close tightly upon the pocket-book whether the latter is full or empty.

The invention consists in the various features of improvement more fully pointed outin the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a front view of my improved pocket-book, showing it closed. Fig. 2 is a rear view thereof, showing it open; Fig. 3, an end View thereof, showing it closed; and Fig. 4, a detail vertical section through the back of the pocket-book.

The letter c represents a pocket-book of suitable construction and having a flap d', that closes over the same, as usual. The back a2 of the pocket-book has a slit ai; near its lower end, which constitutes the mouth of a pocket formed between the back a2 and the liningc. 'Vithin this pocket there is conned one end of a strap that folds around the lower edge of the pocket-book, Fig. El. The otherorfree end of this strap may be secured to the flap o. by a suitable clasp or lock.

The strap I employ is made in two partsa rear elastic section h within the pocket and a stiff section ZJ, preferably made of leather, outside of the pocket. The elastic section b is at its upper end fastened within the pocket, preferably by a piece of textile fabric c', that is glued to back a2, and to which in turn the section b is glued. At its lower end the scc- Serial No. 359,495. (No model.)

tion b is stitched to the strap Z). The clasp or lock on section h that I prefer to employ consists of a hollow button (l, that engages a stud d', projecting forwardly from [lap 0,. Of course the strap b is perforated beneath button (l, so that the stud d may enter the same. The button CZ should be placed at some distance from the end of the strap, as shown, so that the free end of the strap may be readily grasped if the pocket-book is to be opened.

In order to prevent the elastic section b from being in part drawn out of its pocket, I attach to the strap at or about the junction of the parts b b a transverse stop e, that is longer than the mouth as is wide. Thus the stop cannot be drawn out of the pocket, and consequently the elastic section b can also not be drawn out.

It will be seen that my improved pocketbook may be readily opened by pulling the loose end of the strap b outward to unlock the clasp. Moreover, the strap will always draw the flap d down to tightly close the upper edge of the pocketbook, no mattei' whether the book is full or empty.

That I claim is- The combination of a pocket-book having a slitted back anda pocket between back and lining with an elastic strap secured within said pocket and folding around the lower edge of the pocket-book, and with a transverse stop c on the strap within the pocket, substantially as specified.



F. v. BRrEsnN,


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Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/06, Y10S24/16, Y10S292/50, Y10S150/90