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Patentedct. 7, |902. C. 0. ANDERSON.
MGNEY ABM BAND.
(Application led June 5, 1.902.)
UNITED STATES f PATENT Ormea.
CHARLES OLOF ANDERSON, OF ANACONDA, MONTANA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 710,732, dated October '7, 1,902. Application filed June 5, 1902. Serial Nn. 110,348. (No model.)
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Be it known that I, CHARLES OLoF ANDER- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Anaconda, in the county of Deerlodge and State of Montana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Money Al'm- Bands, of which the following is a specication.
For the safe keeping of money ou the person I have produced a band or bracelet adapted to span and be worn around the arm above the elbow and which while providing a place of secrecy and safety for the bills provides also convenience for access.
My money-keeper is shown in Figure l of the accompanying drawings as an arm-band to be worn above the elbow. Fig. 2 shows the money-band closed and ready to be buckled upon the arm. Fig. 3 shows the same open to receive the money. Fig. shows the same in cross-section as closed. Fig. shows the same in longitudinal section.
The band I prefer to make of buckskin of one piece folded and sewed together at the ends to form a closure adapted to receive money in bills full size and to span the arm above the elbow. The inner one of the folded sides 6 is extended to form a lap l for folding over the other folded side 7 to close Ithe band at the opening S of the folds, the
lap having buttonholes 2 and fastened by but.
tons to the outer fold of the band. A tongue 3, fastened to the band at one end, forms a shield to prevent the contact of the buckle with the arm. A strap 4, fastened at the other end of the band, serves to buckle thel band on the arm, with the tongue 3 under the buckle 5 and with the closinglap outward, so that it may be unbuttoned and opened to take out money. Y
To prevent moisture from the perspiration of the arm from penetrating and soaking into the bills, a layer 9 of some thin material nonconductor of moisture may be stitched to the inner wall of the fold 6 next the arm and which is extended to form the lap, and for this purpose thin rubber or waterproof fabric would keep the notes dry. The stitching lO for this waterproof wall may be at intervals transversely of the band, and thereby form pockets l1, which open at the openings S of the folds for keeping gold coin, as the lap when buttoned will close over and seal the openings for the longitudinal note closure and for the transverse pockets. The stitching which closes the ends of the band-folds may be continued along the closed edge. The
.pocket stitching is shown in Figs. 2 and 3 by dotted lines, and having the pockets transverse allows of the free bending of the band with the coin around the arm.
Looking at Fig. 3, it will be seen that the coin indicated by dotted lines is retained in the separate pockets and forms a wall next to the arm the length of the band, and this gives the advantage of having the coin-pockets disposed within a band the length only of a money note, and hence the adaptation of the band to be buckled around the arm neatly.
I claiml. As a new article of manufacture a money arm-band consisting of a folded .fabric part and an inclosed moisture-proof part the same width as the fold and stitched together between the folded parts along the edge fold and their ends, the inner one of said folds extended in a sealing-lap and the moistureproof part stitched across this fold only forming coin-pockets along the inner side of the fold and a note-pocket on the outer fold, means for fastening the sealing-lap and means for fastening the ends of the band together.
2. As a new article of manufacture a money arm-band consisting of a folded fabric part and aninclosed moisture-proof part the same width as the fold and stitched together between the folded parts along the edge fold and their ends, the inner of said folds extended in a sealing-lap having buttonholes and the outer fold having buttons, and the moisture-proof part stitched across the inner side of the inner fold to form pockets for coin across the pocket for notes and means for fastening the ends of the band together.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES OLOF ANDERSON. Witnesses:
FLORENT THIBODEAU, CHARLES BRUEST.