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Aug. 6, 1946._ 1-1.1. THOMAS 2,405,379 SECRET POCKET BILLFOLD Filed Jan. 16, 1945 HARRY ). THO/W18 Patented Aug. 6, _1 946 2,405,379 SECRET POCKET BILLFOLD Harry 1. Thomas, Hagerstown, Md, assignor to Hagerstown Leather Company, Hagerstown, Met, a corporation of Maryland 1 Application January 16, 1945, Serial No. 573,031 2 Claims. (Cl. 150-35) This invention relates generally to pocket or personal articles and pertains particularly to ‘certain improvements in wallets or billfolds. -The primary object of the present invention pocket or compartment which is formed by the back Wall H and the front wall l2, the latter wallin the present form of wallet being shown as of less height than the back wall. As is cus 'is to provide in a wallet or billfold, a novel secret 5 tomary this wallet folds transversely at the pocket or receptacle which is so designed and center at IS. constructed in the wallet that casual observation The numeral hi generally designates the usual auxiliary pocket or group of pockets located ‘ its presence. upon the inner side of the inner wall l2. These A further object of the invention is to provide 10 form no part of the present invention. in ‘a pocket receptacle or wallet of the character At the opposite end of the wallet from the described, a pocket having a fold down cover group of pockets M, is formed a card pocket IS, or flap, with a second pocket behind the ?rst the wall l2 providing the back wall for such and having the opening or mouth leading there pocket and the front wall being provided by the into covered by a portion of the ?ap or cover 15 leather body Hi which is secured to wall I2 along for the ?rst pocket in such a manner that even the top and bottom edges and across the outer when the ?ap of the ?rst pocket is raised for end edge by the usual line of stitching H, the access to the ?rst pocket, the opening to and inner end edge of this wall l6 being free of con presence of the second or secret pocket will be nection with the wall I 2 so as to provide an shielded from detection. 20 opening or mouth l8 leading into the card pocket. Afurther object of the invention is to provide The numeral [9 generally designates a change in a secret pocket construction in association or coin pocket or purse which is secured against with an ordinary change pocket, a novel man the front wall l6 of the card pocket I5. ner of attaching the ?ap or cover for the change In accordance with the present invention this pocket whereby a portion of such ?ap or cover 25 change pocket has a back wall 20 which is of or examination of the wallet will fail to reveal will depend into the change pocket and hide the opening to the secret pocket while appear ing to be merely excess material of the change pocket cover flap. The invention will be best understood from a 30 consideration of the following detailed descrip tion, taken in connection with the accompany ing drawing forming a part of the present in vention, with the understanding, however, that the same size as and completely covers the wall l6 of the card pocket, against the face of which wall Hi the wall 21] lies. The wall 20 of the change pocket is stitched to the underlying wall l6 of the card pocket, along all four edges and the space between these walls I6 and 20, pro vides the secret pocket which is designated 2|. The front wall for the change pocket is desig nated 22 and, as shown, this front wall is of the minor changes may be made in the invention 35 same length as the wall 20 and has its lower edge 50 long as such changes do not depart mate parallel with the lower or bottom edges of the rially from the salient features of the invention walls ll, l2, l6 and 20. Such walls are all as expressed in the appended claims. stitched together by the bottom line of stitching, In the drawing: designated 23 and forming a continuation of the Figure l, is a view in perspective of a billfold end line of stitching IT. The front wall 22 of the constructed in accordance with the present in change pocket is of less height than the back vention. wall 20 and adjacent to each of its ends, the wall Figure 2, is a sectional view taken on the line 2—2 of Figure 1. 22' has a fold 24 formed therein so that it can be Figure 3, is a view in perspective of one end 45 moved outwardly to a considerable extent away from the wall 20 to provide an ample pocket ‘of the billfold, showing the open change pocket and the secret pocket opening, a portion of the space for coins or other small articles. cover piece for such opening, being broken away. The numeral 25 designates the cover or flap Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substan for the change pocket. This flap has a maximum tially on the line 15-4 of Figure 1. width adjacent to one longitudinal edge, which Referring now more particularly to the draw is only slightly less than the over-all Width of ing, there is shown in Figure 1 an ordinary type the change pocket at the mouth. The part of of wallet or billfold such as is commonly carried the flap 25 which is of maximum width, is desig by men, this wallet being generally designated B. nated 26 and this part of the ?ap is disposed just The numeral [0 designates the usual currency 55 inside the mouth of'the change pocket 22, and is 2,405,379 3 secured to the back wall 2B of the change pocket by the row of stitching 21. As shown the row of stitching 21 is spaced slightly from the lower longitudinal edge 28 of the flap and the material of the ?ap, lying be tween the stitching 21, which passes only through the flap and the underlying back wall 20 of the change pocket, and the adjacent lower or inner edge 28, is free from connection with the wall 4 a wall of the adjacent receptacle, said ?ap being secured to said back wall to fold down over the top edge of the front wall, the said back wall having a slot cut therethrough below the top edge of said front wall to give access to the space be tween said back wall and the wall of the recep tacle to which the back wall is secured, and a ?exible member lying within the pocket and se cured along a line lying above the slot to the back 20 and affords a cover piece 29 for the slit or 10 wall of the pocket and normally covering said ‘ slot. opening 30‘ which is formed through the wall 20 2. In a pocket receptacle such as a. billIold and just below the stitching line 21. This slit or open the like, such billfold having a pair of spaced ing 30 provides the mouth leading into the secret walls forming a currency pocket, two superim pocket, This mouth is completely covered by the cover piece 29 as shown so that any one 15 posed walls of exact con?guration and dimen opening the ?ap 25 and looking into the change ' sions secured, together throughout their edges and secured against one of said pair of walls of the pocket, would merely assume that the cover piece currency pocket along three of their four edges, forms an excess bit of the material of the flap a change pocket comprising an outer wall se 25 and has no utility. When the ?ap 25 is closed down over the front 20 cured along bottom and end edges to the outer most one of the superimposed walls, said outer side of the wall 22 it may be secured in any suit most one of the superimposed walls forming a able manner as, for example, by the use of the usual snap fastener which is generally designated 3|. . From the foregoing, it will be readily apparent ; that there is provided in the present invention, a novel form of secret pocket to which access may be readily had but which is effectively con cealed from view and discovery by any one who may examine the billiold and who is not familiar 30 with the location of such pocket. I claim: 1. In a pocket receptacle such as a billfold and the like, means forming a pocket having a ?ap cover, a back wall and a front wall, the back’ wall being secured throughout its perimeter to back wall for the change pocket, the said outer wall of the change pocket being of materially less height than the back wall, a closure ?ap for the change pocket having a portion extending into the space between said outer wall and said ' back wall, the closure ?ap being stitched to said back wall on a line spaced from the lower edge of the flap, and a slot cut through said back wall immediately below the stitch line for the flap, the material of the flap lying below said stitch line forming a cover piece completely overlying and shielding said slot, said slot giving access to the space between the said superimposed walls. HARRY I. THOMAS.