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Publication numberUS1001563 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1911
Filing dateJun 9, 1910
Priority dateJun 9, 1910
Publication numberUS 1001563 A, US 1001563A, US-A-1001563, US1001563 A, US1001563A
InventorsLouis Spiro
Original AssigneeLouis Spiro
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for suit-cases and the like.
US 1001563 A
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APPLICATION FILED JUNI19,19101 Patented Aug. 22, 1911.



Specification of Letters Patent.

.Pattentetl Aug. 22, 1911.

Application filed June 9, 1910. Serial No. 565,973.

f0 all 107mm it may concern:

t'orin. Fig. :l is a longitudinalsectionthrough lie it known that l. llotis Hruzo, a citizen the tnodilied t'oriu shown in l it 4:, Fig. (i is ot the United States, and a resident of larksburg, in the county of llarrisou and State of est Virginia, have made certain new and uset'ul improvements in Attaeln ments for Suit-(uses and the lake, ot which the following is a lnt'lltt'tttl0tl.

My invention relates to devices .l'or braciug suit, eases and .tfor amenting the spilling of their contents, and it consists in the eon struetious, combinations and arrangements herein described and claimed.

An. object of my invention is to provide a device by IIIlUtUIl-S 0t. which that port ion of the suitcase. upon which the loclt' is situated, may be etl'eetually braced, so that; when .the lock is sprung together, it; may have a resisting part which prevents the bending of the side of the use and, hence, the t'ailure ot' the lock to work.

A further object of my invention is to provide a brace which, when in position, serves as a means ol' retaining the contents ot. the suit cane, thereby obviating the necessity of the straps ordinarily used for this purpose.

A. littlllltl object of my invention is to provide, a device ol simple eonstruetiou and small cost to inanuhtcture, which can be ap plied to a suit ease in the process oi mann tincture ot the latter, and which, while addiug to the value oi the arse, is of light: weight, and ttlltt'S up very little room.

A. further ohjeet. of my invention is to pro-- 'vide a device ot the nature stated, which is adjustable, and which, therefore, may be used with cases ot' iflitl'erent sizes.

()tlu-r objects and advantages will ap pear in the following specification and the novel features oi. the device Will be partietjilarlv pointed out in the appended claims.

an invention is illustrated in the aceonr 'ianying drawings, .tfornting part of this ap; plieation. in whieh similar reference Charaeters indicate like parts in the several views, and in Whieh-- Figure 1. is a plan view of a portion of a suit ease showing my itlltn'ti'vttl. bracing member in operation, Fig. .3 is a transverse section through the suit; ease and bracing member, Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the bracing member and the latch .illtfllll itll, Fig.

4- is a perspective view showing a nn'idilied se tion showing the locking mechanism for the adjustable brace member, and Fig. 7 is a perspeetive \itW showing the bolt.

is is well known, most suit cases are provided with a spring lt)('l( on the outer portion of one side. The manner of using the lock is to press down the cover against: the

side until the portions ot the loel; engage t'tlt'll other and are latched. the cover upon the side tends to break down the side. and alter a few weeks of use, the side is either broken. or else it. is bent so far out of shape that the leek will not Work easily. 9

As stated above, it the object of this intention to provide a bracing "member which will obviate the defects noted above, and it will be understood that; in the use of the term sides, I intend to include any of the inelosiug members such as the top or bottom and ends.

in carrying out my invention, I. make use ol an ordinary suit case. such as that shown a. ()n the inside ol the ease, I place a metal plate I? (see Fig. 3). This plate is curved toward its top at 7) to-lit the contour ot' the suit case A. 'lhe plate it constitutes a bat-hing tor the loelc (l. 'lhe plate It is hinged at one end to the brace strip l) (see Fig. 2%). "lhis braee strip has a laterally extending portion l), which is held in position by means of an inclined brace member i The opposite end oi the braee member has a laterally extending flange G, which is pro vided with a stamped ridge portion 1 0n the inside of the suit ease, immediately opposite the member B, I secure a lateh member II. This is of a U-shaped form, as shown in Fig. 3, and is provided with a stamped portion It, which constitutes a. locking lug, and is adapted to engage the ridge g of the brace menthol-D.

From the tort'igoing description of the various pa rts of the device, the operation there:

01' may be readily lllltltlSl od.

The member I scoured to the side of the case by means of rivets or any other suitable way. As will be Seen from Fig. 2, when the end of the tlange (i is pushed downwardly-the ridge 1 engages behind the lug /i, so as: to lock the brace in position; Now,

The pressure of when the cover. is closed. the latch member C may be pushed downwardly upon the lock member C and the brace D will serve to form a resisting member which Will keep the lock member C in position. When the cover is raised the member D will serve to keep the clothes or other articles in the suit case, in their proper place thereby dispensing With the straps usually necessary for holding these articles in place.

ln Figs. t and 5, I have shown a modified form of the device. In these figures the brace member consists of two braces D and D The brace D is provided with turnedover flanges cl, and these flanges engage the brace member l 2 so as to form a run-way for the latter. Both of: the brace members I) and D are provided with registering slots S, through which a bolt P is adapted to extend. The bolt is provided with a wing nut 'W. The slots are approximately a half inch apart. it will. be seen that the bolt P may be placed in any one of the slots and the Wing nut W may be turned so as to clamp one of the brace members to the other. By removing the bolt and extending the members, a longer l "ace may be made or .by reversing the O WL'HtlOJ'I a'shorter brace may be made as desired. The adjustable feature renders the brace available'jfor suit cases of *arious sizes.

While, I have shown particular forms of ithe device, it will be apparent that other forms of the device based upon the same general idea might be made, but i consider as'niy own all. such modifications as fairly icensee fall Within the spirit and the scope of the invention.

1 claim- 1. In a bracing device for the sides of suit cases, a plate, secured to one side of the suit case, a brace member hinged to said plate and provided with a flange and a latch member secured to the opposite side of said suit case and adapted to hold said brace member.

2. in a b acing device for the sides of suit cases having a spring lock a plate secured to the inside of the suit- :ase and registering with said look, a brace member hinged to said plate and provided with a lateral flange and a latch member secured on the inner side of said suit case and adapted to engage said lateral flange for holding said bracing member in position.

8. In a bracing deviee for the sides of suit cases having a. spring lock, a plate secured to the inside of the suit ease and registering with said lock, a bracing member pivotally secured to said plate and provided with curved flanges, a movable bracing member adapted to slide on said first. named bracing member between said curved flanges, means for adjustably securing said b 'acifig mem bers together and a latch member secured to the inner side of said suit case opposite said. plate and adapted to engage said movable bracing member for holding the same.




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U.S. Classification190/127
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/02