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2,383,748 S. SHERMAN ‘ MONEY AND ARTICLE CARRYING BELT Filed June 11, 1945 ‘ 40 . qa.‘l /7mmv mm. 5:? T4 ‘ new I. ‘2,383,748 Patented Aug. 28, 1945 V UNITED STATE 5" PATENT , MONEY AND‘ ARTICIE CABRYINGlBELT Application v Sol Sherman,‘NewiYorlibliYf June‘ 11, 1943', Serial No. 490,477‘ I .3 Glaims. (01. 224-5) ' ' Generically this invention relates to belts, but'it' pocket or pockets adapted to carry money, per a " become apparent as the description proceeds, the invention resides therconstruction, combina tion and arrangement of parts, hereinafter more f-ullydescribed ‘and claimed,‘ and illustrated in the is more particularly directed to a belt having a sonal papers, and the like. , I. v ' One of theprincipal objects of this invention is the provision of a compartment belt for carry‘ ing money and other articles having compart ment closure means, and improved means for se curing said closure means in closed position with; out the use of buttons, metallic fastening‘ ele-' ments or operable connections of any nature. Another principal object of this invention is the provision of a compartment belt provided with a large pocket coextensive with the belt proper and an overlying series of extensible pockets, one wall 5 of said large pocket being provided with an ex tension foldable over and constituting a closure for the upper ends of all of the pockets, said ex tension terminating in a series of flap ortongue' portions each adaptedto overlie a respective ex tensible pocket, and a flap or tongue retaining means operable to permit movement of the clo sure and flap or tongue means to and from their accompanying drawing, in which like characters of reference indicate like parts throughout the several ?gures, of which: 1 ' _ Fig. 1 isla front elevation of one form of my compartment ‘belt invention closed. . Fig.2 is a similar view with the closure in open position. - . . I l . ' ' Fig. 3' is an enlarged transverse vertical section on the 1ine-3-3 of Fig. 1. ' _ r Fig. 4 is a detail view taken on the-line 4—'4 of Fig. 2; ' I ' ‘ ' " ' _ ‘ Fig. 5 is a horizontal section on the line' 5—5 of‘ Fig. -1. ' ' ~I ' Fig. 6 is a front elevation of‘ another form of my invention closed. ‘ ' I ' ' Fig. '7 is a view similar to Fig. 6 ‘showing the clo sure in open position. - .. ‘ ~ ' ' Fig.‘ 8 is a horizontal section on the line 8—8 of Fig.6. ' ~ ' ' 1 ' ' Fig. 9 is an enlarged vertical section on-the- line closed and secured positions without the_fopera 25 tion of any connecting :devices, suchasbuckles, ~. ‘Fig. 10 is-an enlarged detail. on the line vHI—HJ snap fasteners, buttons, or other fastening ele 9-9 ofFig.'6. ofFig.:11. ments. I > * , v ' " . -. ~ -. ' - . Fig. 11 is a detail-section on the line ll---ll of‘ A further important object of this invention‘ is the provision of a belt of this character having a Fig.10. ‘ Fig.12 is aL detail of the belt strap and yieldable series of pockets or compartments, a closure 30 membenj means common to all of the pockets and'operaiblei ~ ~' . this invention there .is shown-a compartment or money belt A .(Figs‘. 11 to 5) ,’ formed from a one piece'blank of fabric or. other suitable material I constituting individual closures'for therespective ‘compartments independently operable without regard to adjacent compartments. - In the illustrated embodiment characterizing as a unit with respect thereof, at the same time , 1. and iii-the presentinstance having superimposed Another principal object'of this invention is thereon a suitable lining material .;2. . Said mate rials are folded upon themselves along their sur the provision of a belt of this character formed. from three layers of material, one of said outer rounding edges as shown in Fig.4, andtheir en layers extending beyond the other layers and 40 gaging surfaces are cemented,sewed or otherwise forming with the intermediate or partition layer a suitablyunited as ‘will be well understood. Said vmaterial I and its lining 2are folded lon gitudinally as at_~3~to form the front and back compartment, the other outer layerformingwith; said partition layer a series of extendible pock ets, said extension being foldable to provide a clo sure for said compartment and pockets and ‘in cluding closure portions overlying said pockets and independently operable with respect thereto wallsv 4 and ‘5,’ respectively. ~ The rear wall 5 is of 45 avheight‘corresponding- tor-that of wall '4 and is ' ' formed withan extension 6 ‘adapted for foldable engagement with front wall 4, and constituting a closure .commonto'the compartments 1 and 8 means for securing said portions in closed position and the larger intermediate compartment ' 9 without the use of manually operable fastening elements, said means including a yieldable' and 50 formed ‘by uniting-the walls 4 and 5 by the trans versely extending ‘lines of stitching Ill. The ex adjustable waist encircling and belt body support tension. 6 is. formed with the substantially ‘U ing member attached to said body-and arranged shaped cut out portions- ll providing the indi in a manner adapted to compensate for the rela vidual closure portions I2,: I 3 and‘ I4 adapted to tive expansion of said pockets. With these and other objects in View, which will. a normally overlie the compartments or pockets 1, without disturbing an adjacent portion, and - 2,383,748 8_and 9, respectively, and constituting closure por tions for said compartments independently oper .r v. . _. 4.’ portions 34, 35 and 36 adapted to normally overlie ~ and to constitute closures for said compartments able with respect to each other and closure por or pockets 29, 30 and 3|, respectively, and inde tion 6, as will more directly fully appear. pendently operable with respect to each other and The body portion of said belt A comprising the 5 the closure ‘portion 21, as will directly more fully folded over front and back wall portions 4 and 5, - appear . is formed with the stiffened or stabilizing tapered Before the front wall 24 is attached to the par end portions | 5 extending in opposite directions tition wall 25 it is folded inwardly on its end beyond the closure portion 6, and united by the edges as at 31, then outwardly‘ upon said fold portions H .of whicli'lform the: ‘end walls ‘of the triangularqlines of stitching Hi, thetransverse as‘ at 348,‘ to reflect a bellows 'wco'nstruction and compartments 1 and 8, and correspond to the lines ments 29 and 3| and said material is similarly which formstheglextensible.end'waHs of compart of stitching III, which form the other ends of said; - ~_,_-§ol_ded inwardly of its compartment to form the compartments. ' - v‘ ‘ I’ ) a _ opposite‘ walls thereof and adjacent to such folds vv1s similar i’folded‘itoiform the end walls of inter A pair of loop members l8, ersiinua'mr other suitable material to front wall 4 arerseculfedvtos said wall by stitching l9 and positioned __ , l A mediate chamber 30, except that the portions 38 ‘project of the adjacent fold of chambers 3| and‘ 30 and to or through the cut out portions? l I ‘when the closure members |2, |3, and I4 are in closed posi ' 2‘9‘ and ~3?‘areintegrally connected, forming a ‘I I _ tion'as shown in Fig. l. ‘ ‘ '20 Longitudinal-1y superimposed on said wall 4 and‘ slidablyextending through the loops 1 8 is a; strap 1 a member .20‘ ofhsimilar'material 'to said wallrror other ‘suitable material, and? in the presenviiii' stanceris secured'there'to lay-“the stitchingwr?i.v Saidstra'pis adapted to encircle'th'e body or the wearer and has suitably secured .within orieend a; section of elastic onyieldaLblemaJteriai zur'ana to the free end. of fwhich-is suitably secured a stripadapted to lie ?at against the partition 25 when said adjacent compartments are empty, said strip-being centrally connected to said par titionlby stitching 32 .andfundtionin'g as a hinge‘ for said wall portions .38'of adjacent compart ments, as clearly shownai'r'i Figs). 8' and‘ 11, and 25 with the foldable walls partially. extended. The collapsible} portions-.38 of thevouter end-walls of compartments 29 and'3| are united to'partition' wall25 and the‘ rear wall 26 by stitching 39v which unites the three walls at their end edges. conventional hook‘ 2i‘ ‘and-‘to the ‘other erid'lof ‘the 30 stitching The back wall member 26 is formed with av pro‘ j ectioni extending beyond I the" lower overlapping. link~~23 .‘for‘engagemen't width said hooki FSaid longitudinal edges of ithe front wall 24 'and par strap and section 20’ are attached tozthe body tition wall 125 and is folded'upon itself along its portion by s'aid'stitching IB‘g-a‘n‘d'frbih which point to the hook 2| said belt constitutes a loose Hous= 35 edge forming‘ the hem 40'and-1Iisffolded'over the lower edges of said walls24 and: 25' and with the ing or piping’ normally ‘concealing said section 211’ hem 40 in‘overl'ying engagement withthe outer which automatically effects adjustment of'said surface of wall 24, said parts being united by’ a‘ encirolingportionwith respect-‘to the" body move line of "stitching 4| and which‘ completes‘th’e ments of the wearer. Said strap ism’ ‘the proper? len'gthr'intermediate wits. lpoiiits of "connection ‘to 40 formation of the belt proper. ‘The walls 24 and 26 ‘are'form‘ed-witha lining '42 similar to form A, the Wall 4 by the stitching l5 to’constitute a? flap though the partition wall 25 is only lined on one or closure‘ retaining m'e'a'nsfreely adjustable be side within chamber 28.’ It is‘ apparent that it tween said points and adapted to secure the'cldi strap an adjusting buckle 22 and a slidableie'ye; sure-and filap‘ ‘portions "l2, l3, ‘l‘4 'ihf‘olos'ed position and is adjustably operable withfrespect' to each ?apfoi'? closure ‘portion to effect its ready opening and return to closed and secufedilipiji'silli tion without ‘regardttoiand-independently or an_ adjacent compartment and its respective closure’; and‘ whereby an ‘automatic c‘ompensatin’g- jahd tensioning adjustment with respect tow?lle'd "and? un?lled‘ compartments ‘orjfsopketsjs ‘effected , " ‘ g ' 1v "It‘ “is. fiirtherfappareht _ that" the. prihcipal or main closureb‘nii'ay' be ‘moved toopeii position to give access torallbf the pockets or any individual‘ i closure portion?'|i2;1|3"or‘l4 may be opened and closed’ withoutreéard' to its adjacent member or Docket. "" 3 ‘j ' . may be lined on bothl'side‘s if desired. ' A'p'air'of l'o'o'p‘ 'I'nelribersJ13v ‘of similar-or other suitable‘material to front wall 24 are‘secured to said‘ wallf'substantially 'central‘of its heighth by stitching 32 and in alignment with’the out out portions 33‘whe'n the '_closuremeinbers334_, 3‘5 and 36 ‘are in ‘closed position." Said vloops when ‘the front vportion is‘ collapsedjare substantially ‘con? _ sealed by "the overlying‘ portions 31 as" shown in, F‘i‘gsl6and7: v v‘ _ N H 'Longitiidinally superimposed on'wall 2-4 and slidably extendingthrough'ithe loops _43 and over the closure pmemlier's?d, 35,7'and p v p ‘as is astrap" member 44,‘ vof similar material to ‘said wall or ofv other suitable ‘material; and ‘is ‘secured at each In Figs. v'6'vtolll'ither'e .is'sh'ow'n another‘ form of the invention similar'in principal vto the form end tothe belt pr'oper?by the stitching 39 which _ is normally concealed'from ‘view. ‘Said strap‘ is above described ‘except varying in ‘structural ar rang'e'mént' incident to‘ a three walled striicture has suitably secured within one end ‘afsection ‘of and increased carrying capacity.‘ ' > 7 ~ This form'comprises a ?‘éint‘wall 24, a' partition adapted to’ ‘encircle the“ body of thejwearerand elastic or; yieldable ‘material 44'andto the free‘ end'of which‘?is'siuitably secured a; conventional wall '25,-T'aiida"'rearor backr'wau 26.’ Said rear _~‘eatension I 21 adapted for foldable'engagemeiit with the front‘wall 24 hook 2| and to the other end of saidstrap', an adjusting buckle‘ 22am a~ slidable eyelink 23 for and the partition Wall 25:10:; the'transversely ex.- ‘ strap'20 and sectioni2ll’. g, It will be ,notedthat wall 2a is‘ formed ‘with engagementwith ‘s'aidl'hookf Said strap “and yieldablesectioiif?ll' are secured to- the body'por-l and constitutes'a'common closure for the com-'' tion byithe stitchingit’llj'and the piping .and'nad partment 285formed-by theback wan‘ 2s and par tition wall 25, "and 'the Yoompartnleht's‘ or pockets 70 lusting action of said section 44", is. identical: ‘tov such parts aboveudescribedl inuconnection with 29,~30=and 3| formedibyiunitih'g' ‘the front’ wall 24 tending lines Iof stitching azlgjsaid extension v2.1 is ~- formed with‘; the‘ ‘substantially _ u-shaped but the __strap in thisjinstance, whileireely slidable', in the loops '43; presentsja substantial loop forma within the bellows. portions .31, and _ 38, when out portions; 33,- :for‘ming -'the individual closure 75 ‘ ation, compartment or ‘compartments are in extended 3 2,383,748 with the spaces between said ?ap ‘members and a position. Said strap is of a length intermediate waist encircling ‘belt body supporting member its connected points 39 to retain the closures_34, connected intermediate its, length at spaced 35, and 36 insertible thereunder in closed posié ' tion and adjustable with respect to said come”? ~ partments to compensate for ‘their extension and‘ tending toequalize the tension with respect‘ thereto during different degrees of expansionand with respect to said loops adjustably operable to ' permit ready opening and closing of the respec tive independently operable closure portions or 10 ?aps by insertion thereunder as will bewell un derstood. I points to‘ the opposite ends of the body portion, the portion of-1said supporting member inter mediate said points of connection therewith be ing adapted to pass over the ?aps and loosely through‘ the guide members to secure said flaps of saidcom'moh closure in closed-position, said por tion being readily adjustable through said guides to compensate for the relative expansion of the compartments and to facilitate the manipulation The formation and operation of the main ‘ of the respective ?aps to open and closed posi tion. closure and the independently operable closure 2. In a belt, a front, a back and a partition members and the strap and cooperating loop 15 Wall connected at their lower longitudinal edges closure de?ning and strap retaining means are and at their end edges constituting the body substantially identical in both forms of the in portion, saidfront wall being formed to con vention. In both forms the closure securing strap stitute a plurality of compartments within said means is adjustable from end to end of the front said compartments being formed with ace wall and adjustable independently with respect 20 body, cordian folds forming normally collapsed exten to each flap closure to permit easy insertion sible end walls, the end walls of adjacent com thereunder or removal therefrom of the closure partments being integrally connected, said in portion of a respective compartment, and inde tegral connections and partition wall being con pendently and automatically adjustable with re nected 'in parallelism with said end connections, spect to the body movements of the wearer. ' a guide member secured to the respective integral From the above it is apparent that I have’ connections adapted to be normally substantial designed a money belt or article carrying belt ly concealed by said collapsed end walls, said having a plurality of compartments or pockets back wall having an integral extension foldable having a foldable closure common to all of the over said front wall constituting a common clo sure for said compartments, said common closure compartments and including closure portions in dependently operable with respect to certain of being formed intermediate its ends to provide a plurality of spaced flaps extending substantial ly to the lower edge of said front wall, said ?aps the compartments, and‘ means for ‘securing in . closed position the common closure and consti tuting an adjustable retaining means for each of the independent closures, without the use of - - buckles, buttons, zippers, snap fasteners or other metallic or separable fastening means, yet simple in construction, pleasing in appearance, adjuste ably comfortable-to the wearer, versatile in its adaptive use, readily accessible as to all of the compartments or a particular compartment, , manufacturable, at a minimum of cost, and effi cient for the purpose intended. Although in practice it has been found that the form of the invention illustrated in the accom panying drawing and referred to in the above description as the preferred embodiment is the most‘ efficient and practical, yet realizing that conditions concurrent with the adoption of the invention will necessarily vary, it is well to em phasize that various minor changes in details of construction, proportion ‘and arrangement of parts, may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims without departing from or sac ri?cing any of the principles of the invention. Having thus described the invention, whatgis desired protected by Letters Patent is as set forth in the following claims: ' 1. In a belt, front and back walls connected at their longitudinal lower edges and adjacent their end edges constituting the body portion, a being independently operable to open selectively respective compartments without disturbing ad jacent compartments, a waist encircling belt body supporting member connected intermediate its length at spaced points to said body, the por tion of said member intermediate said points and overlying said body being adapted to pass over the flaps and loosely through the guide members to secure said ?aps of said common closure in closed position, said latter portion being adjust able through said guides to compensate for the relative expansion of the compartments and to facilitate manipulation of the respective flaps to open and closed position, and means for adjust ably securing said encircling member about a person’s waist. 3. In a belt, a front, a back and a partition wall connected at their lower longitudinal edges and at their .end edges and constituting the body portion, said front wall being arranged to form with said partition wall a plurality of compart ments, said compartments being formed with ac cordian folds forming normally collapsed exten , sible end walls, the end walls of adjacent com partments having integrally connected portions, said integral connections and partition wall be ing connected in parallelism with said end con nections, a guide member secured to the respec plurality of compartments intermediate said tive integral connections adapted to be substané walls and said end connections, said back wall tially concealed by said collapsed end walls, said having an integral extension foldable over said partition and back wall forming a compartment front wall constituting a common closure for 65 substantially coextensive with said body portion, said compartments and including a plurality of said back wall having an integral extension con spaced independent ?ap closure members over stituting a common closure foldable to close the lying and being substantially coextensive in length and breadth with said compartments, each 70 upper ends of all the compartments, said com mon closure being notched intermediate its ends of said flaps being individually operable to open to provide a plurality of ?aps, the flaps being and close the respective compartments without substantially coextensive in length and breadth disturbing the remaining ?aps, means for se curing said ?ap members in closed position, said ' with the surfaces of the underlying compart ments formed by said front wall and independ means including a plurality of flexible guide means secured to said front wall in alignment 75 ently operable to open selectively the respective 4- 2,883,748 compartments,‘ a waist encircling belt‘ body sup porting member connected intermediate its length to the ends of said belt body, the portion of said member overlying said ‘body being adapted to ‘pass over the ?aps and loosely through the guide members to secure said ?aps of said common closure in closed position, said latter portion be-‘ ing adjustable through said guides to compensate for the relative expansion-of the compartments - and to facilitate manipulation of the respective ?aps to open and closed position, said adjustable portion normally forming loops between and sub stantially concealed by said end walls, and inter connecting means in connection with the free ends of said encircling» member for adjustably securing said member about a person’s waist. SOL SHERMAN.