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Publication numberUS1074685 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 7, 1913
Filing dateNov 15, 1910
Priority dateNov 15, 1910
Publication numberUS 1074685 A, US 1074685A, US-A-1074685, US1074685 A, US1074685A
InventorsFrank R Batchelder
Original AssigneeFrank R Batchelder
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fabric pocket.
US 1074685 A
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Patented Oct. 7, 1913.



APPLICATION FILED 11011.15 1910 Patented Oct. 7, 1913.




I minare rocnn'r.


To all 'whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, FRANK R. BATCH- nnnnr., a. citizen of the United States, residing at Worcester, inthe county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Fabric Pockets, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in fabric pockets intended to carry heavy or sharp-pointed objects, as for` instance, Woven fabric pockets for cartridge-belts or carriers, in 4which sharp 'ointed cartridges are carried, and the objectis to stren lhen and reinforce suoli a pocketI by e ective means which 'will not interfere with the smoothness of the interior of the pocket and which will not be difficult to manufacture.

With the above object in View, the invention consists in the novel features of construction hereinafter fully described, particularly pointed out 'in the claims, and clearly illustrated by the accompanying drawings, in Which- Figure 1 is a perspective viewrof a pocket constructed in accordance with my invention7 the same being broken away to show one of the reinforcing strips: Fig. 2, a similar view of the reverse Ysideof the pocket, showing the reinforcing strips before beingcornpletely inserted: Fig. 3, a longitudinal section through the pocket: Fig. 4, a perspective view of one of the reinforcingstrips showing the shape assumed When in position in the pocket: Fig. 5, a similar view of the strip before insertion: Fig. 6, a front view, partly in section, showing a modified form of my invention: Fie. 7, a longitudinal sectional view thereof: Fig. 8, a sectional view of the bottom portion of the pocket,

shown in Figs. 6 and 7, showing the receptacles for the 'reinforcing-strips before being closed by stitching or otherwise: Fig. 9, a view of the reinforcing-strips used with this form: Fig. 10, a rear View of another modified form of my invention, part-ly in section: Fig. 11, a longitudinal sectional view of this form of pocket, and Fig. 412, a sectional view of the bottom of the same beforc closing the receptacles for the reinforcing medium.

Pockets of woven fabric of the character referred to have heretofore been reinforced by means applied to the exterior thereof, the reinforcing means consisting of extra v Specification of Letters Rateut. Application led November 15, 1910. aerial No. 592,480.

Patented tiet. l',

layers of fabric woven therein, or inserted, or Wire gauze and other substances secured 1n place by stitching and the like. The

inforcement by weaving is the best of these foiins, as all the others present a certain de "Vree of cluinsiness and very great dilitcu t in manufacture.

,h y invention consists in reinforcing the pocket by means applied to the anterior thereof, thus enabling ine to obtain perfect shapeliness of the pocket and caso inmanefacture, and a superior reinforcement, and at the same time one which leaves the inner surface of the pocket'abselutely smooth and Without projecting edges of cloth, Wire or other substances which nary be abrasive or obstructive.

.in the form shown in Figs. Ti, 2 and El., f Weave along 'the bottoni port-ion of the pocket, u on the exterior thereof, both. front and aclr, an entra ply of fabric, bindin it ,to the main pocket-fabric l at regular in ervals to formV a series of flattened recepy tacles or tubes 2 which este-nd. from a point on the front of the pocket around under .neath and Aupward on the bach thereof.

This extra ly is interwoven at its upper edge with tiie fabric of the pocket on one side thereof, preferably the front side, that the ends of the tubes are closed on that side. The opposite ends of the tubes noteer-closed so that there may be inserted therein, small flexible strips 3, which by reason of their eiribiiity may be pushed. around under the bottom of the pocket and upward on the other side until tl'ieyreaeh the closed ends of the tubes. rl`he open ends of the tubes may then be closed by a line of stitching, and the reinforcing-strips held curely in place. The pocket thus greatly strengthened Without in the least inarring the smooth contour of its iii/ner surface. lily invention enables meto gire a perfect shape to the bottom of the pocket, and this shape may be altered by the' use ,of a greater or number of reinforcing-strips:

In the form shown in Figs. (i, 7 and il, the tubes instead of being continuous from one side of the pocket to the other, entend.

only from a line midway on the bottom of the pocket to the front or to the rear side thereof. That is, they are closed at, the bottom and are open only at the top, both front and bach. rl`his er 1iles ine to use for reinforcing purposes, sinail strips 5 of re- SUS ' in Figs. 1l and l2, two

inforcing material which may or may not be fiexible. In the first forni-described, the strips must be of sulicient flexibility to be bent in substantially U-forrn, while in the second form, they are simply straight strips which need not be susceptible of any bend unless so desired. I insert these straight Strips of proper length in the separate tubes formed front and back and meeting at the bottom, and then close the open ends of the tubes by stitching or otherwise as in the first form.

In the forni shown in Figs. l0, 11 and l2, the extra ply of fabric is not interwoven with the pocket-fabric at intervals to form tubes, but is interwoven therewith only at the sides thereof, thus forming two pockets or receptacles 6 on the exterior of said pocket as shown in Figs. ll and 12. This enables ine to insert a reinforcing substance 7, as for instance, wire gauze, approximately of the full width of the pocket. If the extra ply is interwoven at the bottom of the pocket with the fabric of the latter as shown pockets 6 are formed, requiring two pieces of reinforcing material 7, the open ends of said pockets 6 being then closed by stitching or otherwise. The extra ply may, however', rbe interwoven at one edge with the fabric of the pocket, as shown in Fig. l0, in which event, asingle pocket would be formed extending on both sides of the pocket to be reinforced and around the bottom thereof, thus requiring but a single strip of reinforcing-Inaterial '7.

I do not lirnit my invention to the formation ofthe tubes or the pockets (3 by interweaving an extra ply of material, as such tubes or pockets 6 might be` formed of a separate piece of material stitched or otherwise secured to the pocket lto be reinforced.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

l. A. woven fabric receptacle having a plurality of tubes formed in the process of weaving, and strips of reinforcing material inserted in said tubes.

2. A fabric pocketl havino upon its exterior at its lower portion, a p urality of tubes of flexible material, and strips of reinforcing-1naterial inserted and secured in said tubes. f

3. A fabric pocket having upon its exterior at its lower portion, a plurality `of tubes of flexible material extending from one face of the pocket around beneath the same to the other face thereofand strips of reinforcing-material inserted and secured in said tubes.

In testimony whereof .l affix my signature in the presence of ,two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification224/231, 224/931
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