US2455527A - Stitchless combined billfold and coin purse - Google Patents

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US2455527A
US2455527A US646772A US64677246A US2455527A US 2455527 A US2455527 A US 2455527A US 646772 A US646772 A US 646772A US 64677246 A US64677246 A US 64677246A US 2455527 A US2455527 A US 2455527A
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Dec. 7, 1948. SEAMON 5 2,455,527

STITCHLESS COMBINED BILLFOLD AND COIN PURSE Filed Feb. 11, 1946 6 Sheets-Sheet 1 LOUIS SEAMON INV ENTOR ATTORN EY L. SEAMON STITCHLESS COMBINED BILLFOLD AND COIN PURSE Filed Feb. 11, 1946 Dec. 7, 1948.

6 Sheets-Sheet 2 Illlll'lllll LOU l S SEAMON INVENTOR BYW fl/hum ATTORNEY Dec..7,1948. Q L, AM N 2,455,527

STITCHLESS COMBINED BILLFOLQ AND COIN PURSE Filed Feb. 11, 1946 e Sheets-Sheet 5' 40 45 41 INVENTOR LOUIS SEAI ION WWW ATTORNEY v Dec. 7, 1948. SEAMQN v 2,455,527

STITCHLESS COMBINED BILLFOI D AND COIN PURSE Filed' Feb. 11, 1946 6 Sheets-Sheet 4 6! 6.7 I i I lg Louls ZEAMON INVENTOR BYOWM ATTORNEY Dec. 7, 1948. SEAMON 2,455,527

STITCHLESS COMBINED BILLFOLD AND COIN PURSE Filed Feb. 11, 1946 6 Sheets-Sheet 5 Fri LOUIS SEAMQN INVENTOR ATTORNEY Dec. 7, 1948. L. SEAMON STITCHLESS COMBINED BILL FOLD AND COIN PURSE 6 Shee sheet 6 Filed Feb. 11, 1946 LOUIS SE MON ATT NEY iatented Dec. 7, 1948 lTED STATES PATENT O'FFHCE STITCHLESS C(PIVEINED BILLFOLD AND COIN PURSE Louis Seamon, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor to A. & L. Seamon, Brooklyn, N. Y., a firm 1 Claim.

This invention relates to stitchless billfolds and an object of this invention is to provide in combination with the billfold a coin purse made of the same flexible piece of material from which the billfold proper is made.

Another object of this invention is to secure the coin purse to the front wall of the billfold, there being only partial attachment of the rear wall of the coin purse to the billfold body so that when pressure is directed against two side edges of the coin purse it will cause enlargement of the cross-sectional area of the coin purse and simulate a bellows effect.

Another object of this invention is to provide a billfold having a coin purse member which is contractible in length and extensible in thickness, whereby enlargement is made in cross-sectional area so as to provide greater accessibility when placing coins in the coin purse.

Another object of this invention resides in combination with a billfold pocket and a continuation of the pocket material at one end, the said continuation providing a front wall for a coin purse and the front wall having an integral and rearwardly foldable portion of a size providing an entire back wall for the coin purse, the back wall having a continuation forming a flap closure and the coin purse being attached to the billfold pocket material solely at the mid-portion of the back wall of the coin purse and leaving considerable side portions of the coin purse unattached and movable toward each other when pressed toward each other by the fingers of the user.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention will be hereinafter more particularly described, and the combination and arrangement of parts will be shown in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the claims which form part of this specification.

Reference will now be had to the drawings, wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, in which:

Figure 1 is a plan view showing the billfold coin purse combination in open position.

Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view of the device, the section being taken as on line 2-2 in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal top edge view of the device, partly in cross-section, the section being taken as on line 33 in Figure 1, the upper portion of the figure showing an external view of the device.

Figure 4 is a view showing a development of the billfold and coin purse material,

Figure 5 is a plan view of a modified form of billfold and coin-purse combination with the coinpurse lying transversely of the longitudinal extent of the billfold in open position.

Figure 6 is a longitudinal top edge view of the billfold and coin-purse shown in Figure 5, the coin-purse being shown in open position.

Figure 7 is a plan view of a modified form of billfold and coin-purse combination with the coinpurse lying transversely ofthe longitudinal extent of the billfold in open position, the coin purse flap being positioned in diagonal relation with the body thereof.

Figure 8 is a longitudinal top edge view of the billfold and coin purse shown in Figure '7, the coin purse being shown in open position.

Figure 9 is a plan view of a modified form of billfold and coin-purse combination with the coinpurse lying transversely of the longitudinal extent of the billfold in open position, the coin-purse flap being separate from the coin-purse but adapted to function as a flap when in assembled relation with the coin-purse.

Figure 10 is a longitudinal top edge view of the billfold and coin-purse shown in Figure 9, the coin-purse being shown in open position.

Figure 11 is a cross-sectional view of the billfold shown in Figures 9 and 10, the section being taken as on line I ll l in Figure 9.

Figure 12 is a fragmentary perspective view of a modified billfold, with the flap in open position and the coin purse in closed position, the billfold being the same as that shown in Figures 7 and 8.

Figure 13 is a fragmentary perspective view of the billfold shown in Figure 12, with the flap in open position and showing the application of pressure from opposite sides to the coin purse to open the coin purse,

In the illustrated embodiment of the invention, the numeral It! indicates a stitchless billfold and coin purse combination made of the same flexible leather goods or similar material ll. The lower. portion of the billfold coin purse combination l0 comprises a pocket l2, the flexible material being creased at its lower end l3 and extending forwardly as a continuation l4 of the billfold material. The continuation M is of a size providing a front wall I5 for a coin purse It.

As best shown in Figure 2, the front wall '15 is creased at one side edge ll to provide an integral rearwardly foldable portion l8 of a size forming part of a back wall for the coin purse IS. The other side edge IQ of the front wall has'a narrow strip 28 which is rearwardly foldable into lapped relation about a vertical edge of the back wall i8, to complete the back wall.

ball and socket fastener, the other member 25 is secured to the front wall l of the coin purse l6. By bringing the flap 23, down, the complementary snap fastener members are snapped into locked position to form a top closure for the coin purse Hi.

It is to be noted that the invention is directed mainly to the combination; of the lower billfold portion and coin purse made of a single piece of material.

The coin purse is soconstructed as to be distensible and of greater utility in that it is formed without the necessity of stitching the side Walls and bottom thereof and thereby providing longer life to the article because the stitching is the weakestpart of a billfold.

The production of-coin. purses on billfolds heretoforei'nvclved the operations of cutting a separate purse, cutting a separate flap and then pasting and setting these parts on. the billfold proper before the stitching operations commenced.

in-the: disclosure herewith, all these; operations are eliminated and the construction. results in a simplified-lowcost article which is thereby made available to the vast majority of users.

As shown in Figure 2,. it will be. seen that the wall 8 -isonly partiallylsecured to. thefront wall 22'. thereby permitting. contraction in width and enlargement-of the cross-sectional areaof the coin-purse when the unsecured portions are pressed inwardly of the coin-pursathus enabling the user to instantly. glimpsethe contents of the coin-purse and to readily remove desired coins therefrom.

Figures 5 and dshow a modified form of bill.- fold andcoin-pursecombination 35 having a coinpurse -Efi lying transversely. ofthe length of. the billfold and in open position.

The billfold and coin-purse ccmbination35cornprises a pocketfil', the flexible material: being creased at one of its sideedges 38Land extends. as a continuation -38 0fthe billfold material. The continuation 39-is of:a sizeproviding a front wall 40 forthe coin-purse 36.

-Similar'to the embodiment-shown in. Figure 1, the front wall id is creased at onesideedge 4! to provide anintegral: rearwardlyfoldable portion 42 of a size forming an entire-backwall for the coin purse '36. The other side edge 43: of the front wall has a narrow-strip l l which is rearwardly foldablein lapped relationabout a vertical edge of the back wall 42.

A U-shaped wi-restaple 45 is driven. into and through the back wall42 of the coin-purse 36 and through the narrow-strip. M and through the frontwall-dfiof the pocket. The arms of the staple 45-.are clinched into-parallel relation with the bar connecting thetwo arms of thestaple.

Asshown in Rigurefi, an extension flap d1. of the back wall-42.has onememberAB of a ball and socket fastener. The other fastener memberJlS is secured tothe fron-t-walllfl. of the coin-purse 36; By folding the flapA'l over the front wall 40, thesnap fastener members are snapped into locked position to form a top closure-for the coinpurse 36.

The billfold 35 comprises a main wall 50, which is foldable at its mid-portion so that the upper portion 5! may be folded downwardly into overlapping relation with the lower portion 52.

Similar to the structure shown in Figures 1 to 4, inclusive, it is to be noted that in the open position of the coin-purse 36, when side pressure is applied against the side edges 4! and 43, substantial enlargement of thecoin-purse is caused to such a degree that the coins therein become clearly visible and their selection is facilitated when looking intothe coin-purse from its open upper edge.

Figures '7 and 8 show a modified form of billfold and coin-purse combination 55 having a coinpurse 56 lying transversely of the length of the billfold, and.v in open position.

The billfold and coin-purse combination 55 has its flexible material creased at one of its end walls 58, the material extending forwardly as a continuation 59 of. the billfold material. The continuationifid is of a 5129 providing a front wall 50 for the. coin-purse 55.

Similar to the embodiment shown in Figure. l, the front wall 60 is creased at one side edge 6| to provide. an integral rea-rwardly foldable portion. The folded material. provides a narrow vertical stripGZ. The strip 52' is rearwardly foldable in lapped, relation abouta front wall;.65 of a billfold pocket 55. Thefront wall 50 is also creased at itslower. edge 63 and foldedrearwardly, This folded material is of asize forming an entire back wall at for the coin-purse 55,

U-shapedwire staplesare driven intoand through the backwall; 54. of the coin-purse56 and; through the strip: 62 and throu h the flQ wall-65.01" the-pocketiifi. The armsof the staples 57 are clinched'into parallel relation with the bar connecting the twoarms ofvthe, staples.

As. shown. in Figure. 7, an.extension flap 68 of theback-walhfi l hasone member 69.0f a ball and socket; fastener. The'other fastener member 10 isasecured: to the front .wall 60; of the coin-purse 56. By.- folding the flap,68. over the front wall 60, the snap fastener members. are snapped into lockedposition to'formatop closure for. the coinpurse-EG.

Similartothastructureshown in Figures 1 to 6, inclusive, itis to be noted that in the open position ofsthe. coinepurse 56', when. side pressure is. applied againstv the. side; edges .58 and 6 l substantial. enlargement of-thecoimpurse is caused to such a degreethat. thecoins therein become clearly visible and. their. selection. is facilitated when looking into the coin-purse from its open upper. edge.

"Figures 9.to 11 inclusiveshow a modified form of billfold and .coinspursecombination '15 having a coin-purse E6 lying transversely of the length of thebillfold; andain open-position.

Thebillfold-and coin-purse combination. has itsflexible material'creasedat one of its. edges [8, the material extending forwardly as a continuation which is of aisizeproviding a front wall for the coin-purse 15.

Similar to theembodiment shown in Figure 1, the front wall 8il;is creased at one side edge 8| to provide an integral rearwardly foldable portion. The foldedmaterial provides a narrow vertical strip82. Thestrip 82v is rearwardly foldable-in lapped relationabout a front wall: 85 of a billfold pocket 86. The front wall.8U is also creased: at its lower edge 18 and folded rearwardly. This folded material isof a size forming an entire backwalh 88. for the coin-purse 16.

U-shaped wire staples 90 are driven into and through the back wall 88 of the coin-purse I5 and through the strip 82 and through the front wall 85 of the pocket 86. The arms of the staples 99 are clinched into parallel relation with the bar connecting the two arms of the staples.

As shown in Figures 9 to 11 inclusive, the modified billfold and coin-purse combination comprises a single layer of material folded to provide a card carrier 92.

The carrier 92 passes through an opening 93 formed between the rear wall 88 of the coinpurse and the front wall 85 of the pocket 86. One portion 94 of the carrier 92 is folded forwardly about the front wall 88 of the coinpurse 16. The opposite end portion of the carrier 92 is foldable on top of the portion 94 and forms a flap 95 for the coin-purse 16.

The front wall 80 of the coin-purse I6 is creased at one of its end walls 91 and forms a continuation of the outer wall 95 of the billfold and coinpurse combination 15.

As shown in Figure 9, the extension flap 95 has one member 98 of a ball and socket fastener. The other member 99 is secured to the portion 94 of the carrier 92. By folding the flap 95 over the portion 94, the snap fastener members are snapped into locked position to form a top closure for the coin-purse 16.

Similar to the structures shown in Figures 1 to 8, inclusive, it is to be noted that in the open position of the coin-purse 16, when side pressure is applied against the side edges 8| and 91, substantial enlargement of the coin-purse is caused to such a degree that the coins therein become clearly visible and their selection is facilitated when looking into the coin-purse from its open upper edge.

Figures 12 and 13 show fragmentary perspective views of the billfold and coin-purse combination 55 shown in plan view in Figure 7 and in top edge view in Figure 8.

Figure 12 shows the extension flap 68 in open position and the front wall 60 of the coin-purse 56 lying in non-contracted position.

Figure 13 shows the end walls or side edges 58 and BI of the coin-purse 5'6 in contracted position to simulate a bellows eflect.

In accordance with the patent statutes I have described and illustrated the preferred embodiments of my invention, but it will be understood that various changes and modifications can be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined by the appended claim.

I claim:

In a stitchless combined billfold and coin purse, said coin purse having its inner and outer walls lying fiat against said billfold, a billfold body having a pocket and a continuation of the billfold material providing a front wall for said coin purse, said front wall having a crease defining a rear wardly foldable portion at one side edge thereof, said foldable portion being of a size providing an entire back wall for said coin purse, the other side edge of said front wall having a crease defining a strip rearwardly foldable into lapped relation about a side edge of said back wall, means passing through said back wall and said strip and through said billfold pocket material securing the central portion of said back wall to said pocket material, substantial side edge portions of said coin purse being unsecured to said billfold pocket material, said back wall having a continuation, said strip being positioned at the rear of said back wall to permit said continuation to form a flap closure for said coin purse coextensive with the width of said back wall, said unsecured side edge portions being foldable inwardly of said coin purse up to said points of securement to open said coin purse, thereby simulating a bellows effect, permitting entrance to the full cross-sectional area of said coin purse.

LOUIS SEAMON.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 45,819 Dubber Jan. 10, 1865 476,278 Lauferty June 7, 1892 1,937,384 Hess Nov. 28, 1933 2,030,496 Buxton Feb. 11, 1936 2,099,569 Mueller Nov. 16, 1937 2,217,556 Lupfer et a1. Oct. 8, 1940 2,335,051 Gardner Nov. 23, 1943 2,405,379 Thomas Aug. 6, 1946 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 24,733 Sweden Feb. 16, 1907

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US5244024A (en) * 1990-10-11 1993-09-14 Oosthuizen Andre D F Wallet
US7520151B1 (en) * 2008-01-17 2009-04-21 David Harmon Quick action padlock protector pouch and chain locking systems
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