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Publication numberUS840661 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1907
Filing dateOct 22, 1906
Priority dateOct 22, 1906
Publication numberUS 840661 A, US 840661A, US-A-840661, US840661 A, US840661A
InventorsWilliam Burton Rood
Original AssigneeWilliam Burton Rood
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 840661 A
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PATBNTED JAN. 8, 1907.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

PatentecLJ'an. s, 1907.

Application filed October 22. 1906. Serial No. 339,972

To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that I, WILLIAM BURTON Roon, a citizen of the United States, residing at Ware, in the county of' Hampshire and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Pocket-Books, of which the following is a specification.

This invention appertains to im rovements in pocket-books, the purpose t ereof being to provide a pocket-book that is simple in construction and one that is so constructed as to provide a pocket or place for bills or notes, a pocket for coins, and pockets for cards or tickets, the pockets being all of the patch type and attached tothe outer or finished face of the material from which the pocket-bookis made up; and my invention consists of a combined bill and coin pocketbook that is mad'eup to provide a body portion from one edge of which projects two flaps of different sizes, one of the other edges havin a flap that extends at right angles to the ot er flaps, the blank or body portion being adapted to be folded once longitudinally to provide a bill-com artment which is closed by one of the flaps, the blank also bei folded twice transversely and is held in suc foldedposition by' the end flap, such' end flap being oveflaid by the larger flap to close the pocket-book and cover the edges of the billcompartment andthe coin-pocket, as will be hereinafter set forth.

In the. accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front plan view'of the blank with the coin and card pockets attached to the faceor finished side of the blank. Fig. 2 is a section on the line a: w. Figl-3 is a section on the line 'y y. Fig. 4 is a view of the pocket-book closed except as to one flap. Flg. 5 is a plan view of a modified form, such view showing the inner side of the'blank, a pocket for bills or notes, and a pocket attached to one of the flaps. Fi 6 1s a front elevation showin the blank fol ed longitudinally and secure in such position b one of the flaps. Fig. 7 is a view showing t e pocket-book closed except as to one of the flaps, and Fig. 8 is a view of the pocket-book entirel closed.

' own by the accom- The pocket-books panying drawings are similar except as to the number-and r in the modified form the unfinlshed side of the leather is partially covered, by a strip which also forms a lining for one qf the flaps, such attached piece provi -a loi ilgitudinal pocket of a sizeto receive b s. he outer ocation of the pockets, and v flap has apocket, and the card-pockets and a (30111 ocket are attached to the outer face of the b ank. V

In Figs. 5, 6, 7, and 8 the same reference characters are used for like arts that are present on the other figures of the drawings, reference characters bein used only where like parts occur on both s ings.

The body portion ofthe pocket-book is made or cut from a single piece of leather or other suitable material, and when leather is used the flesh side is innermost, so that the finished side of the leather will be outside.

The blank A comprises a rectangular body part that is rovided with a longitudinal crease a that vides the rectangular portion of the blank, and when. the blank is folded upon itself it is again folded to provide transverse creases b and c, the creases a, b, and a forming six rectangular and connected sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The blank is provided with integral flaps B, C, and D, the flap C having a covering-plece attached toits inner face.

The outer face of the section or part 2 has stitched thereon a patch-pocket E for the rece tion of coins, and the flap B, which exten' s from such section 2, carries the socket member of a clasp that is adapted to engage with the ball member attached to the section 5, so that when the blank is folded to .form a bill-pocket the flap B and the clasp will hold thepart comprising the sections 4, 5, and 6 over the sections 1 2, and 3. The corner-sections 4 and 6 of the blank A have attached thereto by stitches pieces of material similar to the blank to provide card-' pockets 7 and 8 at one end and 9 and 10 at the other end, the unattached edges of such pockets being curved, as Shown.

The coin-pocket carries the ball member of a suitable clasp, and the flap D has an eyelet or gromet, the o ening being of sufiicient size to surround t e ball member of the clasp and permit the socket carried by the flap to engage the ball member.

y the construction shown when the flap 0 is raised it will-expose the coin-pocket, the

0 on end of such pocket being. covered or c osed by the outer flap D, and when such flap is disconnected from the clasp the folded parts of the pocket-book may be 0 ened to ave access to the card-pockets an the flap B that holds the bill-receptacle closed.

A pocket-book made in accordance with my eets of the draw-' invention does not have any gussets or seams and all the stitching is flat, the pockets being of the patch typel The blank is 's) shaped that the three flaps are part of the body portion, and there is practically no waste, as the parts that are cut away to shape the blank are used for the-patch-pockets.

I do not wish to limit myself to any particular style of fastenin s or clasps, and, if desired, the pocket-boo may be lined or made of two laminae of material.

It will be particularly noted that the flaps are placed so as to overlie the edges of the blank and that there is an entire absence of seams; also, that owing to the shape the stitching 0r stitches are not exposed to wear.

Having thus st forth my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A combined bill and coin pocket-book, comprising a body portion that is provided on one edge with two flaps of different sizes flap that projects from the other e'dge, cardpockets attached to the end sections of that part of the blank that is folded to be overlaid by the flaps, a coin ocket on the central part of the blank that ias the flaps, the outer or larger flap servin as a closure for the open end of the coin-poo et and as a closure for the pocket-book, substantially as shown.




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Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/08