Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS966352 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 2, 1910
Filing dateApr 2, 1908
Priority dateApr 2, 1908
Publication numberUS 966352 A, US 966352A, US-A-966352, US966352 A, US966352A
InventorsRichard N Pemberton
Original AssigneeRichard N Pemberton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 966352 A
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)



APPLICATION FILED APR. 2, 1908 96,35 L I Patented Aug. 2, 1910.



Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Aug. 1910.

4 Application filed April 2, 1908. Serial No. 424,707.

To all whom it mag concern:

Be it known that I, RICHARD N. PEMBER- TON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Topeka, in the county of Shawnee and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bill-Books, of which the following is a specification My invention relates to bill books, .and more particularly to bill books especially designed for travelers use.

As is well known, it is'frequently highly undesirable for a person to display a large amount of money when in a public place.

Travelers, who are obliged to carry a considerable number of valuable papers about their person, are often much embarrassed by being compelled to display a large roll of bills whenever it is necessary for them to make change, or meet a small obligation.

The primary object of the. invention is, therefore, to' provide a pocket book-from which a bill of any desired denomination may be readily extracted. without displaying any of the other bills.

A further object of the invention is to so arrange the book that the bills may be easily and quickly inserted, and kept in separate groups.

A further object of the invention is to provide a bill book capable of producing the above results, and which, at the same time, shall be simple and cheap to manufacture.

With the above and other objects in view,

' my invention consists in the construction and arrangement hereinafter described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in whioh-:-

Figure is a erspective view of my improved po'cket ok in its folded position. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the same in its open position. Fig. 3 is-a longitudinal section through the book as shown in Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a transverse section on the line 44 of Fig. 3.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the body of my improved bill book is preferably formed of a single piece, 1, of leather, or similar soft, pliable material. This piece of material is folded once, longitudinally,

along its middle, and its'ends then sewed or secured together as at 1. .The longitudinal free edges of the {material are" turned inwardly, so as to form retaining flaps 1 extending the entire length of the bill bdok:

as clearly shown in Fig. 2.

Secured at each end of the book and lying within the same is a partition flap, 3. These flaps extend, as shown, less than half the length of the book, but if desired, may extend farther, or may be replaced by a single partition extending the full length of the book. These flaps serve to separate the different denominations of bills, 4, 5, 6 and 7, into groups.

In one side of the bill book near each end I form transverse slits, 8, and short, longitudinal slits, 9, extendin thereof toward the ends of the book. These slits give rise to tongues or flaps, 10 and 11, which may be turned, back, so as to expose the contents of the book. Similar slits, 12, and flaps, 13 and 14, are formed on the other side of the book.

The book, as shown in Fig. 3, is of considerably greater length than a bill, and of slightly greater width. In use, bills of one denomination are placed, as indicated by 4, in such position in. the book that one end lies just under the tongue or flap, 14, at one end of the book, while their other end does not extend quite to the other flap, 13.. Bills of another denomination, as indicated by 5, are placed alongside of the bills, 4, but are so arranged that their ends project beyond the end of, these bills, and lie adjacent the flap, 13. On the other side of the book, two other groups of bills, 6 and 7, are similarly disposed, in relationto the flaps, l0 and 11, and are separated from the bills, 4 and 5, by means of the partition flaps, 3. It Wlll thus be seen'that, while the bills overlap throughout the greater part of their length, they have projecting ends, each of wh1ch 1s disposed adjacent its respective slit. Ad acent one slit may be located 1s and 2s; ad acent another, 5s; another, 10s, and another, 20s, and distinguishing marks may be formed onthe book near each slit, to designate the denomination of the respectlve bills, which may thus be readily extracted through the corresponding slits.

The book is designed to have its ends folded over, and then to be again folded upon itself, as shown in Fig. 1. Inth1s position the book is of convenient size to fit the pocket, and the slits are all concealed. If desired, however, the book may be carried straight, as shown in Flg. 3.

It will thus be seen that I have provided an exceeding simple and convenient bill book, in which, bills of different denominations are carried in separate compartments,

from veach end I i and at all tunes concealed from view, and

it is thought the numerous advantages of my invention will be readily thoseexperienced in such matters.

What I claim is 1 1. A bill book comprising a single piece of flexible material folded once and having its ends closed, such 'book being left open along one side through, which papers may be inserted, and said material being slit transversely of the book near its end to proa slit near each end, throu h each of which.

slits the ends of bills of di erent denomination}: are accessible, without opening the boo adapted to receive bills of. different denominations, and separate them into overlapping groups, the outer walls of said book having a slit between the ends thereof adjacent each group, throughwhich bills of appreciated by;

4. A bill book having compartments any required denomination may be ex tracted.

5. A bill book, rectangular in shape, formed .of flexible material, such book having an opening along, one of its 10 sides through which bills may be inserte and the material of one of the outer walls ofksaid book being slit transversely parallel with the short sides of the book, forming an opening through whichthe bills may be withdrawn without exposing the contents of the book to view. I

6. A bill book'comiprising means for separating bills into di erent groups, some of such groups overlapping, but having projecting ends, the outer wall of said book being provided with a slit adjacent the end of each group.

7 .A bill book having a plurality of compartments in which bills may be concealed, and provided with a plurality of slits in its outer wall opening into such compartments and through which slits, when the book is m straight position, bills may be extracted, but which slits, when the' book is folded to pocket size, are entirely concealed. In testimony whereof I afix my signature, in presence of two witnesses.-




Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2546815 *May 31, 1946Mar 27, 1951Joseph SchlossbergBill dispensing pocketbook
US2574885 *Jul 5, 1949Nov 13, 1951Earl Niswander WillisHolder for checks, record slips, and the like
US2726697 *Mar 3, 1954Dec 13, 1955John E RowanMoney bag
US2746504 *Jul 16, 1954May 22, 1956Harry PowellBillfold
US2837185 *May 20, 1957Jun 3, 1958Guenther George GSalesman's sample case with outside gusseted pocket
Cooperative ClassificationA45C1/06