US 779742 A
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PATENTYED JAN. 10, 1905. M. L. SOHULTZE.
, BILL BOOK.- APPLIOATIOH FILED MAY 18. 1901.
UNITED STATES Patented January 10, 1905.
MARY L. SOHULTZE, OF HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO JOHN MEHL & COMPANY, OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORA- TION OF NEW JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 779,742, dated January 10, 1905.
Applieationfiled May 18, 1901. Serial No. 60,824.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MARY L. SOHULTZE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Hoboken, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Bill-Book, of which the following is a specification.
'My invention relates to a bill-book, with the object in view of providing a card case or pocket for the reception of one or'more cards, which case may at the same time form a thumb-piece for exerting pressure upon the bills to hold them in position while selecting the one or more required for immediate use.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents the bill-book as it appears when closed. Fig. 2 is an inner face view of the same when opened, showing the position of the card in the card-receiving pocket or case. Fig. 3 represents the use of the card-case in holding bills in position for selecting one or more of them at pleasure, and Fig. 4 is a section through the body of the book and card pocket or case in the plane of the line AA of Fig. 2.
The body of the book is denoted by a and is made of sufficient width and length to receive upon its face the ordinary bank notes or bills commonly used in connection with United States currency. It is intended that the body a shall be somewhat wider than the bills and that it shall have sufficient length to allow them to lie out flat, as shown in Fig. 3, leaving the tapered end 6 of the body portion free to be folded over, as shown in Fig. l, and clasped to the back of the body portion, as at c, Fig. 4.
Extending laterally from the body a is a card case or pocket (Z, the inner or front wall 6 of which is provided with a central opening f for the purpose of displaying therethrough the name on the card, as represented in Fig. 2. The back wall of the card-case is denoted by g and is preferably made to correspond with the back of the body portion a.
When employed for selecting bills for immediate use, the book is held in the position shown in Fig. 3, with the body portion unfolded, exposing the bills, and with the pocket or card-case folded over onto the bills and held there by the thumb of the user while the bill required for immediate use is selected by the thumb and finger of the opposite hand, as clearly indicated in said Fig. 3. This provides for holding the bills against liability of becoming scattered when the back is opened in a place exposed to the wind, and the card-case attachment, which performs the double function of holding the bills in shape and holding one or more cards, is so constructed that the card therein may be changed at pleasure to suit the address in the event the address changes.
The pocket or card-case may have its back wall formed integral with the back or outer wall of the body a, or it may be secured thereto in any well-known or approved manner.
What I claim is A bill-book comprising an elongated body portion suitable for receiving bills on its inner face spread out in flat form and having its opposite ends adapted to fold inwardly over the central portion, one of said ends being sufiiciently extended to overlap the folded portions and a laterally-extended card-pocket joined at one edge to the central portion of the said body portion and consisting of a back and face piece, the face-piece being cutaway centrally to expose the name on the card and having its two sides and one edge stitched to the back, leaving an opening for the card at the end in proximity to the body portion, the said extended portion being arranged to fold over the bills spread on the said body portion before the opposite ends of the body portion are folded and overlap, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, in presence of two witnesses, this 16th day of May, A. D. 1901.
MARY L. SOHULTZE.
ROBERT SEIsER, CHAS. IHLE, Jr.