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April 5,- 1938, ‘ w. H. St THOMAS ET AL' 2,113,037‘ BILLFOLD AND THE LIKE Filed July 23, 1957 ' _._._._.:.......‘.....,... a. - ' INVENTORS ll/(ZkhmHSt Thomas ATTORNEY. 2,113,037 I Patented Apr. 5, 1938 PATENT OFFICE “ UNITED STATES , 2,113,037 BILLFOLD AND THE LIKE William H. St. Thomas and Otto D. ‘Weydener, Gloversville, N. Y., minors to E. J. Wilkins Co., Gloyersville, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application July 23, ‘1937, ‘Serial No. 155,204 (Cl. 150-—38) 3 Claims. This invention relates to billfolds and the like. The objects of the invention are to provide an improved billfold having a captive or tethered receptacle; to provide a ready and simple means 5 for extracting the contents of a pocket and make possible the selection of the wanted item with out having to handle the entire contents of the pocket; to provide ready access to numerous cre ’ dentials; to provide maximum freedom of move 10 ment of the receptacle within its range of teth ering; to minimize di?iculty of operation; to lessen the likelihood of tearing the receptacle from the billfold; to provide a novel construction of tether for the receptacle; to obtain maximum strength 15' of connection between the tether and receptacle at the withdrawn position of the receptacle; to provide a relatively short ?exible connection be tween the inner‘ end of the member and the ?xed part of the tether; to secure simplicity of con- 1 20 struction and operation; and to obtain other advantages and results as may be brought ‘out in the following description. Drawing: Figure 1 is a perspective view of billfold em 26 bodying our invention and showing the captive member in its normal position of rest within its pocket; ' Figure 2 is a similar perspective view with the captive member withdrawn as far as its, tether 30 ing will permit; ' Figure 3 is a partial view of the billfold but with portions broken away and in section for showing the tethering construction; Figure 4 is an elevation viewing the tethering cause of its necessary inclusion as part of the invention. It will be observed that walls l0 and I I and partition I! provide pockets therebetween which open along the entire longitudinal upper edge of the billfold. In use, the billfold is dou- 5 bled at its middle at a line transverse to the said longitudinal edge, and each end portion of the billfold at the inside face of body portion Ill may be provided with pockets opening toward the line of doubling of- the billfold. The present invention 10 is shown in association with the pocket thus formed at the righthand end of the billfold illus trated in the drawing. The pocket designated by numeral I3 is conveniently formed by a wall I‘ which also constitutes a part of the inner wall 15 of the billfold. In the precise showing of the drawing, the lower front edge of this wall I4 is included beneath a turned-up edge or hem I5 of back wall H and held by a line of stitching IS. The said wall I4 is bent over the longitudinal 20 upper edge of body "portion 10, and may, if de sired and as shown continue downwardly behind the said wall I 0 to also be stitched within hem I5 by'the same line of stitching l6. These var ious details of the billfold construction are de- 25 scribed-merely to aid in understanding the draw-\ ing. The essential consideration is merely that a pocket is provided and the means shown is only one of many for obtaining apocket in a billfold. Within pocket I3 is s'lidably positioned a cap- 30 tive receptacle ll. This receptacle may assume various shapes and get various details of con In the particular illustration said ' struction. receptacle is shown with a back member l8 sub- ' 35 means from the opposite face seen in Figure 3 . stantially the width of pocket 13 so as to have a 35 with a portion of the billfold shown as folded upward outvof the way to give a clear vision of the tethering construction; and . Figure 5 is a sectional view taken longitudinally '40 of the billfold as upon line 5—-'5 of Figure 1. Description? In the speci?c embodiment‘ of the invention illustrated in the said drawing, reference nu meral Ill designates what may be termed the 45 body portion or main longitudinal wall of the billfold. 3n. one side of this wall It) is provided another wall II which constitutes the outside wall of the billfold and between which two walls bills (paper money) or other items may be intro v50 duced. Particular disclosure shows an inter‘ vening partition I! between the" main wall or body portion l0 and the outside wall II for sep arating different denominations of bills or for other papers. . This feature, however,» is men 55 tioned only because it is illustrated and not be sliding ?t with respect thereto. The forward end of the back member l8 continues to form a flap [9 which, when the pockets are closed can be positioned ?atwise over a pocket and the other wise exposed face of the inner wall I4, and 40 held in such ?atwise position by means of a loop 20 on said face under which a tab 2| shown at tached to the flap, may be inserted. The mem ber I1 may likewise have at its front side a frame edging'22 and a replaceable transparent front 45 face 23 held beneath the said edging. The edging is preferably held taut as by a line of stitching 2| next the longitudinal side edges and inner end edge of'the backing l8. Backing II and said transparent member 23 with its edging 22 com- 50 bine to form a convenient receptacle for identi ?cation cards or other items. 7 ‘ ' At the inner end of captive member I1, is pro ‘vided an extension 25 either integral with or at tached to the backing ll of said member and pro- 55 2 2,118,037 viding a convenient means for securing a metallic freedom of movement of the captive member within the range of its tethering. Finally, atten I‘! with the greatest length of 'the loop substa‘n- - tion is directed to the fact that the tape 21 con tially normal to the length of said receptacle. stitutes a flexible loop longitudinal of the billfold The loop 26 will accordingly travel back and and that the relatively rigid loop 26 slides freely forth with the receptacle as the ‘receptacle is slid with respect thereto and may teeter back and 5 into or pulled out of pocket I‘. forth according to the ‘direction of pull trans Tethering of receptacle I1 is e?ected by means mitted by the ?exible extension 25 from the re of suitable means providing a limited movement ceptacle. The sliding of a relatively loose loop 10 of the loop longitudinally above the pocket. The within a loop and actuation thereof to turn to means shown comprises a double thickness of ward the direction of pull, obtains very‘easy slid 10 tape or the like 2'! with one bar of the loop riding ing and avoids any dimculty in withdrawing or between two plies of the tape and the tape having returning the receptacle with respect to its width substantially the length of the loop. Said pocket. tape is secured at its ends to the inner wall I! of We claim: rectangular loop 26 with respect to said member the billfold where it is secured by line of stitching ' 2!. The other end of the tape issecured to the same wall ll of the billfold by line of stitching 29. Inasmuch as extension 25 carrying the loop 20 spaces the loop a distance from the receptacle portion of member II, the attachment of the inner end of tape 21 by stitching 29 may con veniently be a distance from the end of the pock et corresponding to the length of said extension 25 25 and said extension will therefore double, as shown in Figure 5, when the receptacle is slid home within pocket 43. The distance which the captive member I‘! may be withdrawn from its pocket I3 is governed by the position of a line of 30 stitching 30 connecting the two plies of tape 21 toward the open end of- pocket ll. When'the captive member is drawn outwardly, loop 26 seats at the end of the tape retaining means immedi ately adjacent the said line of stitching 30 which 35 secures the plies of the tape together, and the loop is thus held in a position normal to the length of the tape, captive member and billfold, and the fact that extension 25 is short with the inner end of the receptacle still within the con?nes of 40 pocket IS, the said receptacle is kept from ma terially sagging and is in proper position to be readily slid back into its pocket. Furthermore, the tape-like retaining means 21 is attached to the inner vwall of the billfold and consequently 45 any strain applied tending to pull the receptacle away from the billfold has no tendency to pull the tape away from ?atwise engagement with the wall to which it is attached, and likelihood of ~ tearing either the said member or the wall to 50 which it is attached is minimized. Furthermore, the fact that loop 26 is free to slide back and forth obtains the greatest ease of operation and I. A billfold or the like having a pocket, a mem ber tethered in said pocket slidable into and out of the same, and tethering means comprising a looped tape within said pocket secured adJacent the open and closed ends thereof, said tethering means also comprising another loop transverse to and slidable on the first said loop, and a flexible~ extension secured to the slidable loop and to the tethered member whereby said ?exible extension may fold into a retracted position when fully in serted in the said pocket and forming a longi tudinal continuation of the member when fully extended. 2. A billfold or the like having a pocket, a member tethered in said pocket slidable into and 30 out of the same, and tethering means comprising a tape within said pocket secured adjacent the open and closed ends thereof, said tape compris ing a ?exible loop the forward end of which is rearward from the forward secured end of the tape adjacent the open end of the pocket, and a transverse loop slidably mounted within said loop of the tape and thereby connecting said tethered member slidably with respect to said tape, said tethering member having a ?exible extension by 40 which said transverse loop is attached thereto. 3, A billfold or the like according to claim 1,' wherein said tethered member is made up of a plurality of parts, namely, a back section, a frame section, a transparent member detachably inserted between said frame and back sections, and a ?ap extending forwardly from the back section beyond the frame section to form a ?nger grip to manipulate the member. ‘ WIILIAM H. ST. THOMAS. UI'I‘O D. WEYDENER.