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No. 833,834. -PATENTED OCT. 23, 1906..
' G. L. HILLEL.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. L6, 1906.,
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. citizen f the United UNITED STATES 'PATENT. OFFICE j I 1 CHARLES L. .HILLE, OF BOS'1ON, MAS'ASAGHUSET'XIIS.
' POCKET-BOOK. A
assesses tatesfl'esiding at B08: ton, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented T certain new and useful Improvements in Pocket-Books;
- and I do hereby declare the following to be a.
full clear, and exact descri tion of the invention,- such as will enableot ersskilled in the art to which it appertains'to make and use thGSBJIH'L 1 v 1 This inyention relates to improvements in pocket-books, and has for-its object to provide a pocket-book embodying new and improved features "of convenience, simplicity,
safet and efiiciency.
I. parts, as will-be and claimed.
A urther ob'ect of the invention is to provide a ocketook having therein a receptacle 0 improved form for bank and similar bills and with pockets for coin, cards, and the like and so arranged'that the bills are concealed from view when the pocket-book is opened for the extraction of coin or cards and cle is int entionall opened.,, I
With these an other objects in view the invention comprises certain novel construe-- tions, combinations, and arrangements of hereinafter fully described brought in view only when the bill-recepta:
In the accompanying drawings, Figural is a perspective new of the improved pocket,- book'closed. Fig.2 is a plan view of the pocket-book openedto ermit access to the card and coin pocket. ig 3 is a plan view of the pocket-book opened, exposing the billreceptacle. Fig. 4 is aplan view of the pocket-book opened with the-bill-engaging.
if illllg raised in position for the extraction of a Like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views. I V Y In its preferred embodiment the pocketbook forming the subject-matter of this application comprises a sheet 10 of any approved materialsuch as leather, fabric, or the like-elongated in form and somewhat larger than the usualand ordinary bank-bill. The sheet is folded midway between its ends, as upon the line A A, and the ends again folded toward each other upon lines ap roximately midway between the central f0 (1 and the extremities. Along one longitudinal ed e of the sheet is secured a flap or wing 11, as y the stitching 12-, the said wing extend- Patented Oct. 23, 1906.
in other and covering the central fold and of a width substantially'coinciding with the width 1 of the sheet 10.
Theend fiapsare provided with any approved pockets as the card-pocket '13 upon one end, which may be of the usual constructhe usual ordinary construction. Upon the approximately from one end fold to the A inner surface of the card-pocket is secured one element, as 18, of a snap-fastenin while the other element 19 is secured upon t e coinpocket in such position that when the book is closed the two elements will coincide and secure the flaps separably together.
In use the wing 1 1 which is free at one end, will be raised and a bill, as shown, laid upon the inner surface of the sheet 10 and the wing 11 closed thereupon. vThe end flaps are then folded toward each other, carrying with them the extremities of the bill, which. roject beyond the wing 11, their ends there y assum-' mg the position shown in Fig. 3 andthe book assuming the position shown in Fig. 2, with the coin and card pockets exposed for use and the central portion of the wing covering the space between thecard. and'coln pockets and concealing from view the central ortion of the bill. It is obvious that either t e card or coin pocket may be used while the book is in the position shown in Fig. 2 without exposing the bills therein contained and that be opened to t e position shown in when abill is reapired either or both flaps may exposing thereby the ends of the bills, any one of which may be chosen or drawn from under the wing 11 without disturbing others which ma be similarly therein contained.
While t e coin and card pockets are in the drawings shown as composed of se arate pieces of sheet material ap lied and stltched thereto, it is obvious that t e pockets may be constructed in any usual or approved manner.
While the fastening composed of the elements 18 and 19 is found in practice to be the most convenient and secure fastening which may be applied to a pocket-book of this construction, 1t is obvious that any particular ordinary or approved fastening may be substituted therefor. What 'I claim is 1. A pocket-book comprising an elongated strip with a shorter strip superposed thereupon, pockets formed upon 'the ends of the long strip and arranged to be folded toward each other, and approximately meeting upon and midway the ends of the shorter strip and again folded together.
2. A pocket-book comprising an elon ated strip with a shorter strip superposed t ereupon, pockets formed u on the ends of the longer strip and arrange to be folded toward in each a pocket positioned upon the upper side of the structure when so folded.
4. A pocket-book comprising an elongated sheet of material folded transversely midway its extremities, a flexible wing approximating the width of the sheet and secured along one longitudinal edge and spanning the fold, folds formed transversely of the sheet adjacent the opposite ed es of the wing, and defining end fiaps folded upon the win and a proximately meeting at the-center o the f0 (1 and covering the extremities of the wing and carrying each a pocket positioned upon the up er side of the structure when so folded an cooperating members of a fastening device carried by each of the pockets.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature 40 in presence of two witnesses.-
CHARLES L. HILLE.
EDMUND P. NUTTING, ALTON F. RYSHER.