|Publication number||US847254 A|
|Publication date||Mar 12, 1907|
|Filing date||Nov 18, 1903|
|Priority date||Nov 18, 1903|
|Publication number||US 847254 A, US 847254A, US-A-847254, US847254 A, US847254A|
|Inventors||Eliza Gregory Jackson|
|Original Assignee||Laura W Jackson, Eliza Gregory Jackson|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (13), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. a47,254.- PATENTED M R. 12, 1907 E. e. JACKSON.
KNIFE AND PORK CASE.
APPLICATION FILED NOVJB, 1903.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.
Witnesses 110.847.25 1. PATENTED MAR; 12, 1907. -E. G. JACKSON.
- KNIFE AND FORK CASE.
APPLIUATION FILED NOV. 18, 1903.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
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ELIZA GREGORY JACKSON, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO LAURA W. JACKSON.
KNIFE AND FORK CASE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March 12, 1907.
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, ELIZA GREGORY JACK- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia,
have invented certain new and useful Im- I reference marked thereon, which form a part i of this specification.
My invention relates to a rolling portfolio for knives and forks, and'has for its object to provide a device of this class which is intended to safely and compactly hold table knives and forks or analogous tableware when the same are not in use or during transportation.
A further object of my invention is to provide a portfolio for the above purposes which is so arranged and constructed that a large number of knives and forks can be accommodated and rolled into a very small space or can be laid away flat without rolling, if desired.
A further object of my invention is to provide a portfolio for knives and forks which provides a separate pocket or compartment for each and every piece, which pockets or compartments are so arranged that the points of the forks will not stick into the-material, but will enter the pockets or compartments easily and quickly.
With all these objects in view my invention consists in forming a portfolio of preferably a soft pliable material, such as will not scratch or mar the finest tableware and in forming two or more series of pockets or compartments with the openings or apertures of one series opposite those of the other series, said series of pockets or compartments being arranged parallel to each other and the pockets or compartments themselves being located parallel with one another, the longitudinal space between the two series of pockets being of such a dimension as to allow for the folding of one series of pockets over and upon the other, as will be fully described.
Referring to the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a portfolio constructed in accordance with my invention, showing the same laid flat and carrying the other series.
a number of knives and forks. Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing one series of pockets or compartments folded over and upon Fig. 3 is a vertical crosssection through Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the portfolio partly rolled up. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the portfolio rolled and tied. Fig. 6 is an interior view of one series of pockets, showing a lining of celluloid or other suitable flexible material, so as to prevent the prongs of the forks from entering the material of the portfolio while being inserted in the pockets; and Fig. 7 is a perspective showing portfolio partly rolled without folding one series of pockets over and upon the other, as it is sometimes advantageous to roll the portfolio in this manner, as when packing the same in trunks.
Like numerals of reference indicate th same parts throughout the several figures, in which 1 indicates the portfolio, which is formed, preferably, of some suitable soft flexible cloth 2. The end portions 3 of the cloth are folded over upon the cloth a distance of about equal to the length of a table-knife, and a series of lines of stitching 4, parallel to each other, are made through the turned-over portions 3,
said lines of stitching being made about one inch and a quarter apart or such a distance as to form a series of pockets 5 suitable to accommodate a knife, fork, spoon, or any analogous tableware. It is my intention to use one series of pockets for knives and one series for forks, and under the turned-over portion 3, which is to form the pockets for the forks, I prefer to place a layer of thin flexible material, celluloid or other suitable material 6, and stitch the same in when forming the pockets, as above described. In this manner the forks may be quickly and easily inserted in the pockets, the prongs thereof striking against the celluloid or other suitable material and easily slide in the pockets. Should, however, the pockets have no such protection, the prongs of the forks on account of their upward bow would catch in the material of the portfolio and would render their insertion in the pockets a slow and tedious operation, While in time the portfolio would be greatly damaged.
In operation one series of pockets is folded over and upon the other series and the portfolio is rolled up, as shown, or if it is desired to pack the same in a trunk, where compactness is paramount, the portfolio may be rolled up without folding one series of pockets over the other, as shown. In either case I provide a suitable tying-tape 7, secured under the portfolio to hold the roll and prevent its unrolling.
I have shown the portfolio constructed as simple as possible, but wish to say in this connection that the same can be made of different rades of material and could be made of c amois, if desired, for very expensive ware, or the material could be decorated or embroidered artistically, so as to present a very handsome and rich appearance. In fact, many little changes in details could be made therein which would fall within the limit and scope of my invention, and I consider myself clearly entitled to all such changes and modifications as fall within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus fully described. my invention, what I claim is 1. A rolling portfolio for the purposes described comprising a piece of suitable flexible soft material having two of its edges turned over and upon itself, a suitable lining of smooth flexible material located under one of the turned-over edges, a series of pockets formed each other, one series of said pockets being adapted to be turned over and upon the other series of pockets, and the two series of pockets being adapted to be rolled lengthwise of the pockets. 2. A rolling portfolio for the purposes described comprising a piece of suitable flexible soft material, two series of pockets formed on said material, the pockets in one series opening toward the pockets in the other series, said two series of pockets being parallel, a piece of suitable flexible smooth material located in one series of said pockets for the purpose described, one series of said pockets being adapted to be turned over and upon the other series of pockets, and the portfolio being adapted to be rolled lengthwise of the two series of pockets.
In testimony whereof I aifix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
ELIZA GREGORY JACKSON.
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