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2,403.50? Patented July 9, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,403,507 I BILLFOLD Joseph C. Davie, Agawam, Mass. Application Julyl, 1942, Serial No. 449,223 7 Claims. (01. 150-38) This invention relates to billfolds and has, as an object thereof, to provide a billfold having novel advantages and features not heretofore found in such devices. ' Another object of the invention is to provide a billfold which can be constructed of a unitary blank to form one or more expandable pockets without the use of stitching, adhesive or the like. ‘Fig. 1'? is a plan view, in horizontal section, of a billfold in expanded condition and including the said member. As illustrated in the drawings, my invention preferably provides a billfold which may be con-' structed from a blank having an outer portion 5 and inner portions 6-6 each having a flap 1 thereon for the purposeto be hereinafter de scribed. v A further object is to, provide a billfold having The said blank is provided at the ends of the novel means for providing various types of addi 10 outer portion 5 with pocket forming portions tional pockets and partitions and for facilitating 8-8, each of which is provided with flaps 9-9 the folding of said billfold when containing a having tabs l0 adapted to be received in slits H substantial number of sheets, such as currency in the portions 6-6. - ' ills. In folding the said blank to provide my im A still further object of the invention is to pro 15 proved billfold, the inner portions 6-6 are folded vide means for facilitating the removal of the onto the portion 5, an insert I2 is then placed contents of the billfold. between the said inner and outer portions and Further ‘objects of my invention will be more the flaps 7-1 are folded inwardly over the in clearly understood from the following descrip sert as clearly illustrated in Figs. 2 and 6. tion and from the accompanying drawings in 20 The said insert includes a portion l3 which is creased to provide an outwardly extending bellows which Fig. 1 is a ?at plan view of a blank for a billfold fold which will extend between the adjacent embodying my invention. , folded sides of the billfold when the said billfold Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the said blank is in folded position, Further, the said insert is 25 in partly folded condition and containing an im retained in position-by the flaps 1-1 and will proved form of insert embodied in my invention. provide outer pockets M-lli between the said Fig. 3 is a ?at plan view of said insert. ‘ insert and the sections 6-6. Fig. 4 is an enlarged top view of the said bill The ?aps 9-9 are then folded upon the por fold in completed condition and showing the 30 tions 8 and the latter portions are folded upon same slightly bent towards its folded position. the inner portions 6-5. The tabs H] are then Fig. 5 is a front elevational view of the same. inserted through the slits li-ll to thus provide Fig. 6 is a further enlarged view in vertical expandible' superimposed pockets l5 upon the section on line 6-6 of Fig. 5 showing the said inner portions 6 as clearly shown in Figs. 5 and 6 billfold in expanded condition. of the drawings. Fig. '7 is a flat plan view of a blank for a modi If desired, the portions 8 may be cut out, as at ?ed form of a billfold embodying my invention. It, to provide a window H in the said expandible Fig. 8 is a front plan View of an open billfold constructed from said blank. pockets and the said window may be provided with a transparent sheet it which may be re— Fig. 9 is a flat plan view of a blank embodying 40 tained in place by a flap 19 that is folded inwardly, a further modi?cation of my invention. over the end of said sheet, as indicated in Fig. 5. Fig. 10 is a front view of a billfold constructed Also, if desired, the outer portion 5 may be provided with a ?ap 2B, which may be folded in ' from said blank. Fig. 11 is a ?at plan view of a blank comprising wardly as illustrated in Fig. 6, to provide a a still further modi?cation of my invention. 45 rounded outeredge for the billfold and to expose Fig. 12 is a ?at plan view of a modi?ed form of the grained or ?nished side of the blank when an insert member. it is made of certain materials having a ?nished Fig. 13 is a plan view, in horizontal section, of and an un?nished side. ‘ an expanded billfold containing the said insert. When it is desired to conceal the tabs iii, a Fig. 14 is a ?at plan view of a still further liner, not shown, may be inserted within the modi?ed form of an insert member. pockets 14-“! so that said tabs will not inter Fig. 15 is a plan view, in horizontal section, of a billfold in expanded condition and which em bodies said member. ‘ fere with articles placed in said pockets. As illustrated in Figs. 4, 5 and 6 of the draw ings, my billfold may include a, bill compart Fig. 16 is a ?at plan view of a still further 55 ment 2|, inner pockets Ill-l4 and superimposed modi?ed form of insert member. 2,403,507 expandable pockets l5-l5, and the edges of said pockets may be notched, as at 22, for easier access to the contents thereof. The central portion of the insert I2 may also be notched, as at 23, to permit bills in the compartment 21 to be readily grasped with the tips of the ?ngers and also as at 24 to permit the said bills to be partly ejected from said pocket by placing the an insert of the form illustrated in Fig. 12, where in the insert portion 44, with the bellows fold 45 thereon, is provided with extensions 46-46. When this form of an insert is used in the bill fold, the flaps ‘I are folded over the edges of said portions 46 to form outer pockets 4'! in addi tion to the bill compartment 48 as illustrated in Fig. 13. tip of the thumb into the notch 24 and sliding Fig. 16 illustrates a still further modi?cation the bills so, that they will partly project from, 10 of the insert, wherein the same results may be the top of the pocket 2| and thereby render obtained as are obtained by the form illustrated them more readily graspable. in Fig. 12. In this form, the portion 49 is pro As illustrated in Fig. 7, portions 25-25 for the vided with extensions 59-50 which are sepa expandable pockets may extend from the lower rated by a notch 5|. When mounted into the edge of the portion 5 and inner portions 26-2'6 15 billfold, the portions 50 are folded upon the may extend laterally from the ends of the said portion 49 and the ?aps 1-1 are folded over the portion 5. With this form of blank, the said upper edges of the ‘portions 56, as clearly illus inner portions 26 are folded onto the portion 5 trated in Fig. 17, to form the outer pockets 52‘. and the portions 25 are then folded onto the said ' will be noted that the outer pockets 41 and inner portions, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 8; 20 52,Itare provided in addition to the pockets 22 the‘insert l2 being retained under the ?aps 7-1 without changing the form of the blank, as illus of said blank in the same manner as in the form trated in Fig. 1, nor the construction of the illustrated in Fig. 1. This modi?ed form of the superimposed expandable pockets l5. blank, however, provides vertical expandable From the above description it will be clearly. pockets 25-a, as shown in Fig. 8, instead of the 25 understood that I have provided a billfold hav horizontal pockets l5 illustrated in Fig. 5.“ ing a novel construction providing expandable In the modi?ed form of billfold illustrated in pockets in addition to other pockets of different Figs. 9 and 10, a comparatively large pocket may forms, all of which can be incorporated as de be provided by the portion 21, which is folded in sired by simply changing the particular forma wardly upon the inner portion 23, and the said tion of the blank for a billfold and, further, that 30, portion 21 is preferably provided with a plu my invention also provides a novel means, which rality of tabs 29, extending from the flaps 30 additionally includes means for permitting easy thereof, so as to more securely fasten the edges access to and partial ejection of the contents of of the large pocket to the inner portion 28. _ said billfold. ' As further illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10, my It is further pointed out that my- invention invention may also include an expandable pocket provides for the formation of blanks which can which is secured by tabs at two adjacent sides be folded into billfolds having a plurality of and at another side thereof by being integral different types and shapes of pockets andwhich with the blank. Such a pocket may be formed blanks are provided with adequate means for by a portion 29-11 extending from the portion 40 securely retaining them in folded.‘ condition 5 and having the flaps 30-a and 3i. at adjacent without requiring the use of sewing, adhesive’or sides thereof, with tabs 32 and 33 that lock into related means for fastening the different por the slits 34 and 35 respectively in the inner por tions of the billfold structures. tion 36. I claim: ‘ In the further modi?ed form illustrated in l. A billfold of the character described formed Fig. 11, the blank may be made in practically the same form as illustrated in Fig. 1 but with an additional portion 31, extending from the in ner portions 6-6, which will eliminate the need from a blank of ?exible material including an outer portion, an inner portion having a slit therein, an extension on said blank folded upon of the separate insert [2 and the ?aps 1-7. In 50 said inner portion to provide a pocket thereon, a ?ap on said extension, and a tab on said ?ap the latter form, the portions 6-6 are separated extending inwardly under said extension ‘and by an opening 38 which is cut out of the blank through said slit for fastening the extension to to permit the bellows fold portion 39 of the said inner portion and rendering said pocket portion 31 to extend between the said inner por expandable. ' tions. 55 2. A billfold of the character described con— In Fig. 14 I have illustrated a modi?ed form structed from a blank of ?exible material includ of an insert which consists of the regular por ing an outer portion, an inner portion having a tion 46 but which is integral with an additional slit therein, an extension on said blank folded portion 4|. In this form, the portion 40 is folded onto the portion 4| and inserted within a billfold 60 to form a pocket on said inner portion, a flap on said extension folded thereunder, and a tab on that is made from a blank such as shown in Figs. said flap extending inwardly from said flap and 1, 7 and 9. The ?aps 1-1 are then folded over through said slit for fastening said extension to the edge of the portion 40, as illustrated in Fig. the inner portion and rendering said pocket 15, thereby providing a partition 4l-a, in the expandable. bill compartment 2|, which will divide the said 65 3. A billfold formed from a blank of ?exible compartment into two separate pockets. The material comprising an outer portion, spaced pocket 2 l-a may be used to contain a few checks, inner portions folded upon said outer portion, while the other pocket 2l-b, being provided and a member inserted between said inner and with the bellows fold 42-a, may contain a great outer portions; said member including a portion er number of bills. It will be noted that, in this having a bellows fold and spaced portions extend latter form of an insert, the portion 4| is notched, ing downwardly from said member and folded as at 43, to permit use of the notch 42 in the thereupon whereby the said member will provide fold 42-a for the partial ejection of bills as hereinbefore described. one wall of a bill compartment and said portions My invention may further be incorporated in 75 will provide extra pockets between said wall and the inner portions, and the said bellows fold will. 2,403,507 extend between said pockets upon the folding of the billfold. 4. A billfold constructed from a blank of ?exi ble material including an extension on said blank folded to form an expandable pocket in said bill fold and having means thereon for securing said extension and rendering said pocket expandable; outer portion and an extension folded upon said inner portion to form a pocket thereon; said extension having ?aps folded thereunder- and extending towards the center of said extension, slits in said inner portion disposed under said extension and in register with the edges of said flaps, and tabs projecting from said flaps and through said slits to provide an expandable con nection between the edges of said extension and folded ?at thereunder and extending inwardly the inner portion to which it is secured. 10 therefrom, slits in said blank in register with the 7. In a billfold of the character described edges of said flaps, and tabs on said ?aps extend formed from a blank of ?exible material, the ing therefrom through said slits. combination of an outer wall portion, spaced 5. A billfold of the character described formed inner wall portions folded upon said outer wall from a blank of ?exible material and including ' portion, ?aps on said spaced portions foldable an outer portion, an inner portion folded upon between the same and the outer portion, and a said outer portion, an extension on said blank member inserted between said inner and outer folded upon said inner portion, and means for portions and retained therein by said flaps; said securing said extension to’ said inner portion and member including a portion folded thereon to said means including flaps on said extensions thereby providing an expandable pocket; said means including a ?ap on said extension folded inwardly thereon and disposed between said ex tension and inner portion, a slit in said inner portion underlying said extension and a tab on said flap extending through said slit. 6. A billfold of the character described formed from a blank of ?exible material including an outer portion, an inner portion folded on said provide a plurality of partitions forming pockets between said inner and outer portions, and a por tion on said member having a bellows fold adapted to fold outwardly between the portions folded thereon and said inner portions upon the folding of said billfold. ' JOSEPH C. DAVIO.