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’Aug- 27, 1945- _ `2,406,672 R. E. DINGMAN FLEXIBLE POCKET RECEPTÀCLE Filed July 21, -1944 y12\ 'ffy f/ E. fd' BY .INVENTOR i _ ATTORNEÉS ‘ Patented Aug. 27,- 1946 ' 2,406,672 l UNITED vsrnrlëzs¥ ¿PATENT oFF-rcs 2,406,672 .POCKET REÓEPEIIACVL‘E Robert TE. ,Dingma-n, Indiana, Pa. Y Application îJuly 21, 1944, Serial No.154'5,932 2 Claims. (Cl. 150-36) This invention relates 'to an improved :flexible pocket receptacle or .walletadapted to contain .Figure lis »ran îinner or .front >side elevation showing the 4wallet in open v.position with Ithe bills, papers, letters, cards, -stamps and the Zlike. ' An object .of the invention is to providefin> ' such a wallet or receptacle an out-.of-sight y.or :in secret pocket closed; geous lconstruction to receive and contain .bills .oi large denomination and valuable papers so >‘formed that when the Wallet is spread 'open neither the contents of 'said pocket nor .the pocket itself is ' ` > of Fig. 1; I ' 1 . .a cross-sectional yviewon the line -2«-f.~2 ì ' , ‘Fig.~3 'is a cross-sectional view Yon'fthe line 3-3 of Fig. `1: Fig. i >is a ,perspective view showing the wallet with the secret pocket ppen and exposed.; and secret pocket of new 4and ¿particularly 1advanta visible. Fig. 2 Fig. 5 is a v.cross-sectional View on the vline .5-‘5 ' of Fig, 1. ' f . îHeretofore in walletsv having pockets intended ’Thewa'llet as shown ,in Figs. v1 to 5 inclusive to be concealed, `the inner members for walls oi such pockets' have vlain ‘completely Within the wallet and entirely `under some other layer .of material. Because'of their Awholly interior posi-A tion, such members >or ywalls> have `of necessity been Vmade >o_t an `extremely soft, pliable material is composed of flexible and resilient 'materialfsuch as semi-‘rigid -billfol'd .leather and comprises :an foldable outer rectangularly-s’haped `on a vertical line ‘midway wall I0‘between »which`the ends. The margin >of >wall 1Iî0 ris .skived trg-provide a narrow portion which is .folded inward .all or leather :different 'from the more .rigid mate around‘ass’hownat II. - , ' > " Against the inner `side of 'Wall 1U andiunder its rial or leather of the main :members îor walls. - Such vuse Aof material :different from that of vthe ~ folded-over edge l'I two .separaterectan'gularlys wallet `proper l.has :defeated the rend ~sought ybe-_ shaped end :members I2 and >I3 are laid »with :their cause its presence is easily detected Land makes obvious an .additional compartment.. Also, vwhen papers .and vbills are Lplaced funder a ysoft wall., thelrbulkis readily :seen and >zielt `through >the outer edges `even with the lines of folds respon:-A material. ~ tively on‘the end »edges of .wall yIt) and their lower ~` Yedges :even with `line of fold on the lower .edge of wall I0. The :upper edge »of member IE lies valong the :line of fold on the upper edge-of wall Hlibut about one-‘third of the :distance from :its outer ' An object of this invention is :to provide in a wallet `a secret pocket :of such construction that t'heïinner member, wall or panel :is partially ex posed when `:the Ywallet zis unfolded >to normal open position and whichconstruction permits the use Aof the same, more rigid, material of which the othermembers ofthe wallet .are made. Thus the defects mentioned above are eliminated, the end, the upper edge of member .I2 isY turned backwardand adhesively secured upon said mem ber for `about .a quarter' Vof an inch so that the greater part of said Vupper edge is not “included within yfoldecïl-:mfer edge Iîl, 'The inner .edge of member I2 is .similarly folded ‘backward .and ad hesively secured upon >said member to `give a neat finished iedge. Member I2, therefore; has pocket ís îrendered completely unobvious, leffec tively concealed, andits contents, because of lthe axfree `'unbound inner corner` andside kwhich rmay be lifted and bent back. The upper y»edge of mem ber >I 3 vcoincides with the line of fold on the upper semi-rigidity of the material, `cannot.bedetected through it. Y, l pocket without »adding substantially .to the bulk erige of -Wall .I (i, while the inner edge of said mem» ber .is turned back and :adhesively secured as with of the wallet. member 12. Another Vobject is to yprovide such a secret . pocket construction that puts to more effective use the material and space that has 'hitherto been used in wallets for‘purposes -of .lining the outer'or back wall thereof. ' .Another >object ¿is to provide such .a 4secret y . . . Other .objects .of the invention will appear yfrom the >follow-ing description, V¿reference being .made to the accompanying’drawingin which ' - ' provided by superposing member I4 :on `member e pocket which »can be unobviously .made to open automatically and become'r instantly Vand easily accessible for the insertion or withdrawal Aof bills and papers. ~ As shown, additional exposed .pockets v'may be An additional object is to ¿provide a secret 55 I2', member »I5 yon member I3, and member I5 on member .I 5., all under the folded-over edge II. The youter` and lower edges of member td lie along the lines .of fold on the outer `and >lower edges respectively of wall. I0. Member. I41 Amay be shaped ‘as shown'narrower 'at the top than at the bottom, with its upper »and inner edges yslight distances short of the corresponding edges. of member I2. The upper, sloping and inner edges of member .I 4 are tur-ned backward and >adhesivel-y secured onsaidmember. n Y ' Y y I 2,406,672 . j .„ ' jacent edges or adjacent parts of edges of mem Member I5 is shaped similarly to member I3 bers I2, I3, III, I5, I8 and I9 and in the interval and of the same width but shorter. Its upper, outer and lower edges coincide with the lines of fold on the corresponding edges of wall IEI but its inner edge is turned backward and adhesively secured. A line of stitching I6 secures member I5 to member I3 so that two compartments, the upper wider than the lower, will be formed. A rectangular opening may be cut in the upper part of member I5 and transparent material ad L 4 3 between the edges of members I2 and I3 over on wall I0 itself and stitched. Since, as noted, from the inner turned edge of member I3 in ward, no part of member I9 is within turned over edge Il on wall I0 and thus not included in the stitching, the inward part of member I9 is left as a. free unbound nap. , 10 hesively secured to the reverse side of the frame As a result of, the ¿edge stitching, pockets or compartments are formed -between wall I0 and member I2; member I2 and member I4; wall I0 and member I9; member I9 and member I3; tion card, etc. The lower of the compartments member I3.and the upper part of member I5; is designed to be used for personal and,- business cards; and, because its opening faces the line l5 memberl I3 and the lower part of member I5; member I5 and member I8. of fold of the wallet, rather than in any other ' ' „When the wallet is opened up in normal posi direction, the cards are securely `locked in with-v tion and its inner or front surfaces exposed, the out any danger of slipping out when the wallet is existence of the pocket formed between wall IIJ folded. ' Member I8 is shaped as shown with its outer 20 and the rectangular bound-in portion of panel I9 is not apparent.' This, as will be seen, is be and lower edges coinciding with -lines of fold on causel the opening'of said pocket is completely the outer and lower edges respectively of wall III. hidden by panel I9 whose true function is con The inner edge of member I8 is skived and cealed because it is'visible at the interval be turned over the inner edge of member I5 and thus made to provide a window I'I for identiiica- . stitched as shown. The out-of-sight or secret pocket is formed by tween members I2 and I3 and because it is made of the same material as the restof theA wallet. Furthermore, panel I9 appears to be nothing means of member I 9 which is a panel of the same more than .a facing for or part of outer wall III, 'flexible-resilient,material such vas semi-rigid bill since its upper and lower edges, unlike any other fold leather as'the other members and which is superposed-on wall III and lies for part of yits 30 edge, are not'iinished or turned and lie along the respective turned-over and finished edges II length under member I3, The outer edge of of outer wall I0, and additionally because at the member I9 lies along the‘line of fold on the said interval panel I9zhasïa vertical line of fold outer edge of wall- I0. The upper and lower corresponding exactly to the line of fold cf outer edges of member I9 lie along the lines of fold , ' ' on the'upper and lower edges of wall I9 as far 35 wall I0. vThe improved construction ofthe wallet af inward as the-turned inner edge of member I3; fords an additional advantage in that the secret Member I9 crosses the portion of wall I9 ex pocket can be‘made to operate automatically and posed between members I2 and .I3 and is fold access gained thereto by‘simple but unobvious able on a vertical line to correspond with the line of fold of said wall I9. From the turnedV inner 40 manipulation of the wallet. Thus, when it is desired to insert bills of large denomination or edge of member I3 inward, no part of member valuable papers therein, it is necessary only to I9 is included within turned-over edge II on open the wallet to the open position shown in wall I9, and from that point on the upper and Fig. 1, then to bendY the wallet back on itself, lower edges of member I9 extend merely up to the said turned-in edge II on wall I0. The in-_ 45 holding the thumb tight against vthe inner left side which holds the inner free portion orfree ner portion of member I9 is inserted between flap of member I9 in place. Upon release of the wall I0 and member I2 and is shaped as shown, thumb, the said flap portion of - member I9 being wider at the top than at the bottom with springs out of position exposing the opening to the upper corner rounded off'and its inner edge sloping to the center of wall IIJ. The sloped `in 50 the secret pocket and rendering it accessible. To close the secret pocket, it is necessary only to ner edge of member I9 is accurately designed so lift the free end of memberv I2 and insert the that its curvature precisely coincides with the free ñap portion of member I9 thereunder so curve formed at the bend of` member I2 when that it returns to its normal position and com-v the free inner corner of that member is lifted pletely closes and concealsl the secret pocket. and bent back. The innermost extremity of Because the inner ïsloping edge of member I9 is member I9 reaches no further than the- point accurately curved to precisely coincide with the at which the free part of the upper edge of curve formed at the bend of member I2, there member I2 terminates. is no undue distortion or buckling of the semi It will be seen that, since the inner portion of member, wall or panel I9 which conceals the 60 rigid bill fold leather of members I9, l0 or I2. mouth of the secret pocket has a ñap formation The features of the wallet’s construction which result in the automatic operability of the secret precisely shaped, as above described, and is free pocket are the following: The secure binding in ly insertable between wall IU and especially con of panel or member I9 for over half of its length structed member I2, and, since the closure over to the beginning of the vertical fold; the free the‘mouth'of the secret pocket is exposed at'the flap formation of the remainder of member I 9; interval between the members I2 and I3; that the shape of -the inner or ñap portion of mem is, has no overlying layer of material where the ber I9, tapering down from top to bottom with fold of the wallet occurs, it is possible to make the accurate curvature of its inner edge; the co the wall or panel I9, comprising the inner wall incidence of the vertical fold of said flap with of the secret pocket and forming the closure the vertical median fold of wall I0; the limitation thereof of the same material as the other mem of the insertion between wall I0 and member I2 bers of the wallet; ' of said flap, even at its longest, to a distance not The several members having been positioned greater than two-thirds of the width of member on wall I0 as indicated,y the skived edge II of I2, that is toa point short of where the upper said wall I 0 is folded aroundand over the ad 2,406,672 5 6 edge of member l2 is bound in by the turned-over edge Il of wall Ill, and the said flap at its short est, to a point just under the inner edge of mem ber I2; and the free upper inner corner of mem ber I2. ’ Thus when the wallet is bent’ backward and ' held as above described, the greater ñXed por tion of member I9 tends to draw its lesser free pocket and a flexible and resilient member, fold able coincidentally with said outer wall member, 'having its outer portion secured to said outer wall Y member on theV other side of said median line 5 With its outer and parts of its lower and upper edges under said margins to form an inwardly open pocket and having its inner unsecured por tion extend across the space between the two iiap portion with it and the exposed part of said pockets and into the first pocket for a distance flap is arched upward in a direction opposite to 10 not more than `two-thirds of the length of said its normal downward vertical fold-_ As a result, first pocket, the said unsecured inner portion great tension is built up and when the thumb is being longer at the top than at the bottom and released, since the flap is not fastened along the its free inner edge sloping progressively down vertical line of fold and since the flap is not in wardly and inwardly from top to bottom toward serted far enough into the compartment between 15 its'vertical line of fold'to a point just under the , wall l0 and member l2 to permit a downward inner lower corner of the ñrst pocket. counter-stress on the free ñap within the com 2. A flexible pocket receptacle comprising an partment, the said ñap springs suddenly upward outer wall member foldable vertically on a median out of said compartment. _ line, a pocket wall member secured to said outer While the invention has been disclosed herein, 20 wall on one side of said median line to form an in an embodiment at present preferred, for il inwardly and partially upwardly open pocket and lustrative purposes it is obvious: that changes in a iiexible and resilient member, foldable coinci construction, form and arrangement of parts may dentally with said outer wall member, having its be made without departing from the scope of the outer portion secured to said outer wall member invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be lim on the other side of said median line to form ited to the precise details of construction set an inwardly open pocket and having its inner forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations unsecured portion extending across the space be and modifications as come within the scope of tween the two pockets and into the first pocket, the appended claims. the said unsecured inner portion being longer at 30 the top than at the bottom and its free inner I claim: , l. A flexible pocket receptacle comprising an edge convexly curving progressively downwardly outer wall member having turned-over margins and inwardly from top to bottom toward its ver andfoldable vertically on a median line, a pocket wall member secured to said outer wall on one sidel of said median line with its outer, lower and part of its upper edges under said margins to form an inwardly and partially upwardly open tical line of fold from a point adjacent the out ward termination of upwardly open portion of the ` ñrst pocket to a point adjacent the inner lower corner of the first pocket. ROBERT E. DINGMAN.