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Äugß 2@ w41@ R.' LAUREA 2,4956@ CONVERTIBLE POCKET FOR GARMENTS Filed Dec. 2o, 1945 ,4free/vers Patented Aug. 20, 1946 2,405,964 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICEv 2,405,964 CÜNVERTIBLE POCKET'FOR GARMENTS Ralph Lauria, Cleveland Heights, Ohio Application December 20, 1943, Serial No. 514,905 2 This invention is a convertible pocket that may be used in various kinds of garments and is in tended more especially for use in coats or jack from the illustrated constructions. It will be understood, however, that in all embodiments of the invention the practices „of good tailor ets for men’s or women’s wear, and yet more ing are to be followed, and any craftsman particularly for use in men’s coats. familiar with the art to which the invention The primary object of the invention is to pro pertains would, as a matter of course, supply vide a construction that enables the pocket to the customary details. be quickly and conveniently converted from a Describing first'the form of the invention illus concealed pocket to a so-called patch pocket and trated in Figs. l to 4, the piece of material that vice versa, whereby a garment incorporating the 10 forms the body portion of the garment is desig pocket may be used with propriety for conserva nated A, the concealed pocket, B, and the shift tive dress on some occasions, and for sports wear able or so-called patch pocket, C. The piece A on others, thus giving the single garment a two is provided with a pocket slit a’ that forms the fold purpose. entrance to the concealed pocket B, and the cuter Among the advantages of the invention, addi wall b’ of the latter pocket is stitched to said tional to providing a two-purpose garment, as piece A adjacent the> bottom of the slit a'. The above pointed out, are, first, the provision of a top edge portion of the inner wall b2 of the con two-compartment pocket in which articles may cealed pocket is attached to the inner side of the be kept separated, if desired, and, secondly, the piece A a substantial distance above the slit a', provision of a safety pocket including a com 20 as is also the corresponding edge of the inner partment in which valuable articles may be wall c’ of the shiftable pocket. The outer wall c2 placed and which may be so arranged that re of the latter pocket extends a material distance moval of such articles is rendered diñ‘icult to a above the slit a’ and when the shiftable pocket person unfamiliar with the pocket construction. is disposed within the concealed pocket, as illus Other objects additional to the foregoing will 25 trated in Figs. 1 and 3, the top edge portion of appear as I proceed to describe the invention in said outer Wall c2 occupies a recess d2 above the ‘ detail, among which aresimplicity of construc slit a', so that such edge will not interfere in tion; neatness of appearance, and convenience any way with the insertion of the hand through of use; and the several objects are attained in said slit into the concealed pocket B. In accord the embodiments of the invention illustrated in 30 ance with common practice, the edges of the op the accompanying drawing wherein Fig. 1 is a posed walls of the respective pockets B and C fragmentary view of a garment incorporating the are stitched together down each siderand across invention and showing it as a concealed slit-type the bottom, although this detail has been omitted pocket, the dotted lines indicating the position from the drawing for reasons already mentioned. of the underlying shiftable or so-called patch It should be explained, however, that the lateral pocket; Fig. 2 is a View similar to Fig. 1 with edges of the inner and outer walls of the shift the shiftable pocket disposed outside the gar able pocket are free from each other above the ment, the dotted lines in the present view indi planeof the slit a’ so that the top edge portion cating the slit of the concealed pocket; Figs. 3 of the outer wall c2 may overlap the piece A above and 4 are sections on the lines 3_3 of Fig. 1 and 40 the slit a' when the pocket is in the condition 4-4 of Fig. 2, respectively, on a scale consider illustrated in Figs. 2 and 4. ably enlarged over that of the preceding views; In the arrangement illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3, Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of a garment'incor the wearer may use the concealed pocket B in _ porating a flap style pocket constructed in ac the ordinary manner by inserting his hand cordance with the invention; Fig. 6 is a similar through the slit a', and in the event that he View of the same garment with the shiftable or should desire to keep objects carried in the pocket patch pocket on the outer side of the garment, separated, some may be placed within the pocket and Figs. '7 and 8 are sectional Views on the C and others, for ready accessibility, in the pocket lines 1-1 of Fig. 5 and 8-8 of Fig. 6, respec B. Inasmuch as the top edge portion of the outer tively. 50 wall c2 of pocket C is tucked within the recess a2 For the sake of simplicity of illustration, and above the slit a', the contents of the shiftable pocket are reasonably safe from theft. in order to avoid confusion, I ,have shown the thickness of the fabrics considerably exagger VWhen it is desired to convert the pocket, the ated in the sectional views, and stays of stiften wearer simply reaches in through the slit a' and ing material, linings, etc. have been omitted 55 withdraws the pocket C_ through said slit and 2,405,964 3 adapted to be projected outwardly through the allows it to hang on the outer side of the piece A, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 4, with the upper edge portion of the outer wall c2 overlying the adjacent portion of said piece Where it will con ceal the slit a’. In order to retain the shiftable pocket in slit so as to hang on the outer side of said piece, or inserted through the slit so as to repose within the concealed pocket with the top edge portion of its outer wall contained within the aforesaid recess. proper position on the outer side of the piece of material A, I may attach a strap c3, desirably ' 3. A convertible pocket for garments compris ing, in combination, a piece of material having a pocket slit, a concealed pocket including inner and outer walls that are connected together down each side and across the bottom, the top edge portion of the outer wall being attached to the inner side of said piece below said slit and the top edge portion of the inner wall being attached to of thesame material as said pocket, to the bot tom of the `pocket and which strap may be drawn down and carried beneath the lower edge or the piece A and suitably attached to the inner side thereof, as by means of a snap fastener c4. One of the members of the same snap fastener may be employed for holding thev strap c3 up on the rear side of the shiftable pocket when the latter is disposed within the concealed pocket, as illus trated in Figs. 3 and 7, where said fastener mem- Y ber is shown as cooperating with another that is attached to the inner wall of the shiftable pocket. The pocket C, in the position shown in Figs. 2 and 4, may be used in the customary manner, and should the wearer desire, he may place articles in the concealed pocket B by lifting the pocket C enough to gain access to pocket B through the slit a’. The only essential diiïerence between the above described construction and that illustrated in Figs, 5 to S is the inclusion of the flap D, which is suitably connected to the piece ofk material A along the tcp of a relatively wide slit a3, although, for the sake of simplicity, the flap is shown in Figs. 7 and 8 as though it were an integral part of said piece of material. If desired, the upper edge portion of the outer wall c2 of the shiftable pocket may be detachably connected to the ad jacent portion of the inner wall by a snap fastener said piece on the inner side thereof a substantial distance above said slit, and a shiftable pocket including inner and outer walls that are connect ed together down each side and across the bot tom, the top edge portion of the inner wall of `the last mentioned pocket being attached to said piece on the inner side thereof a. substantial dis tance above the slit, the .top edgeA portion of the outer wall of the shiftable pocket being free from the inner Wall above the plane of said slit. 4. A convertible pocket for garments compris ing, in combination, a piece of material having a pocket slit,'a ñap connected to said piece of ma terial above Athe slit‘and depending over the same for a substantial distance therebelow, a concealed poclretl situated on the inner side of said piece and access to which is had through said slit, and a shiftable pocket includingrinner and outer walls, the top edge of the inner wall being attached to said piece on the inner side thereof above said slit so that the shiítable` pocket maybe projected outwardly tl'iroughl the slit and hang on the outer sidey of said piece, or insertedv through. the slit , so as to repose within the concealed pocket. c5 or other fastening means. Also, in the present-construction, the front and 5-. A convertible pocket for garments compris rear walls of the shiftable pocket are connected 40 ing, in combination, apiece of material having a together all the way up to the top edge of the pocket s-lit„a nap connected to said piece of ma terial above the slit and depending over the same the plane of the lower edge of the slitY a3, the ior a substantial distancetherebelow,.a concealed shiftable pocket is securely anchored to the pocket includingv inner andouter Walls that are piece A. 45 connected together down each side and across the YHaving thus described my invention, what I bottom, the'top edge portion of thecouter Wall claim is: _ being attached to'the'inner side’of saidzpiece be l. A convertible pocket for garments compris low said- slit and the topedge portion of the inner ing, in combination, a piece of material having a wall being attached to said piece on the: inner pocket slit, a concealed pocket permanently situ 50 side thereof a substantial distance above saidr slit, ated on the inner side of said piece and access andi-a shiftable pocket including inner andÍ outer to which is had through said slit, and a shiítable walls, the top edge portion of the inner wall of the - outer Wall and adjacent its upper corners, above pocket including inner and outer walls, the top edge of the inner wall being attached to said last mentioned pocket being attached to said‘piece on the inner side thereof a substantial distance piece on the inner side thereof above said slit so that the shiitable pocket may be pry 'ected out abovethe slit. wardly through the slit and hang on the outer side of said piece, or inserted through the slit so as to repose within the concealed pocket. 2. A convertible pocket for garments compris ing, in combination, a piece of material having a pocket slit, a concealed pocket including an inner wall the top edge portion of which is attached to said piece a- substantial distance above said slit, said slit affording access to the interior of said , 46. A convertible pocket for garments compris ing, in combination, a piece of material having a pocket slit, a concealed pocket permanently re posing on the-inner side 0f said piece and access 60 to Which is had> through said slit, and a shifta‘ble` pocket attached at its top to said piece adjacent the slit-so that the last mentionedY pocket may hang on the outer side of said piece or be pro jected through the slit so» as to repose within the concealed pocket, and separable means» for de pocket, and a shiftable pocket including inner tachably connecting the shiftable pocket, adja and outer Walls, the top edge of the inner Wall of the last mentioned pocket being attached to said cent the-bottom thereof, to-said piece of material when the> pocket hangs on the Youtside thereof, piece on the inner side thereof a sufficient dis tance above said slit to provide a recess, the top edge portion of the outer wall of said shiftable pocket being. free from the inner wall above the when the shi'ftable pocket is contained Within the concealed pocket. plane of said slit, the shiftable pocket being said-means_»being entirely concealed from view RALPH LAURIA.