US 1081221 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Dec. 9, 1913.
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CARRIAGE FOR HAND LUGGAGE.
APPLICATION FILED DBO. 2a, 1912.
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CARRIAGE FOR HAND LUGGAGE.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 26, 1912.
Patented Dec. 9, 1913.
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COLUMBIA PLANOGHAPH co.. WASHINGTON, D. c.
MAUDE DUB/KIN, OF DENVER, COLORADO.
CARRIAGE FOB, HAND-LUGGAGE Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed December 26, 1912.
Patented Dec. 9,1913.
Serial No. 738,737.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that T, MAUDn DURKIN, a subject of the King of Great Britain, and residing in the city and county of Denver and State of Colorado, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Carriages for Hand-Luggage, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to carriages for suitcases or other hand baggage wherein a collapsible frame, provided with wheels, is adapted to be attached to the bottom of a suitcase or satchel for the purpose of transporting the same and its objects are, first, to provide means whereby hand li'lggage may be transported without being carried by hand, second, to provide a supporting means that may be folded or collapsed, when not in use, against the bottom of the suit case or satchel to which it is attached, and third, to provide a collapsible support for hand luggage that is adapted to be attached to any suitcase or satchel of any size or dimension within the range of the device. I accomplish these several features by means of the device illustrated in the drawings forming a part of this specification wherein like numerals of reference refer to similar parts throughout the said specifications and drawings, and in which Figure 1 is a broken side elevation of a suitcase disclosing my device attached there to in a supporting position. Fig. 2 is an end elevation of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the device collapsed against the bottom of the suitcase. Fig. 4 is a bottom view of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a broken sectional view disclosing the manner in which the telescoping portions are secured against movement.
it is the purpose of the device to support the weight of hand luggage by providing a suitable collapsible support having wheels on the lower portion thereof so that the said luggage may be rolled along or drawn in stead of being carried.
The numeral 1 is used to designate an angle iron secured to one end of a suitcase and having suitable bearings 3 adapted to receive and retain the T head 15 of the central supporting rod 14:, and 2 is an angle iron secured to the other end of the suitcase and having a bearing 2 adapted to receive the parallel supporting rods 4:. Slidably mounted upon the tubes 5 are the "We 7 having thumb screws 8 secured to the under side thereof and adapted to extend through the apertures 5 of the tubes 5 and engage the rods 4 therein for the purpose of securing the Ts 7, the tubes 5 and the supporting rods t together.
Nipples 9 are pivotally secured to the side outlets, which face each other, of the Ts 5 and rigidly secured to the side outlets of a cross 10. Slidably mounted upon the central supporting rod 1% and within the cross 10 is a tube 12 having apertures 12 in the under surface thereof and a forked end con taining a wheel 16 at the lower end thereof. A thumb screw 11 is secured to the under surface of the cross 10 and adapted to e21- tend through the apertures 12 of the tube 12 and engage the central supporting rod 14: for the purpose of securing the tube 12, the central supporting rod lt and the cross 10 together. (See Fig. 5.) At the lower ends of the supporting tubes 5 are wheels 6 secured to the axle 6.
When it is desired to use the supporting structure the supporting rods and tubes 4- and 1e, and 5 and 12, respectively, are extended as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings. The said rods and tubes are secured in this position by means of the thumb screws 8 and 11 which extend through the apertures within the said tubes and engage the. rods therein. The extensible nature of the tubes and rods allows the same to be extended to any length within their 'ange so that the distance between the ground and the bottom of the suitcase is variable. This feature is provided so that the handle of the suitcase being supported can be adjusted to meet the requirements of tall and short persons. The telescopic nature of the supporting structure permits its adaption to suitcases and satchels of various lengths.
When the supporting structure is not in use the same may be folded or collapsed against the bottom of the suitcase or satchel by releasing the thumb screw 11 in the cross 10. This will permit the central supporting rod 14- and the tube 12 to telescope, also the tube 12 to slide through the cross 10 and thus collapse all of the supporting rods and tubes against the bottom of the suitcase. (See Fig. 3.)
It is obvious from the foregoing description that T have provided a collapsible supporting structure for hand luggage that is adapted to be attached to suitcases and satchels of various lengths, also a supporting structure that will support the said luggage at various distances above the ground.
The details of construction being so susceptible to variation I do not wish to confine myself to the precise construction shown herein but rather to avail myself of any modifications that may fall properly within the scope of my invention.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A carriage for suitcases comprising telescoping supports pivotally secured to either end of the suitcase; wheels rotatably secured to the bottom of the telescopic supports; and lateral connections between the supports adapted to prevent the said supports from telescoping.
2. In a carriage for suitcases, the combination of parallel supports pivotally secured to one end of the suitcase; a central supportpivotally secured to the opposite end of the suitcase; wheels rotatably secured to the lower ends of the supports; and means for retaining the supports in either an extended or folded position.
3. In a carriage for suitcases, the combination of parallel telescopic supports pivotally secured to one end of the suitcase; a pair of wheels rotatably secured to the lower ends thereof; a central telescopic support pivotally secured to the other end of the suitcase and having a wheel rotatably secured to the lower end thereof; and a lateral connection between the parallel supports adapted to engage and retain the central support.
1. In a carriage for suitcases, the combi nation of parallel supporting rods pivotally secured to one end of a suitcase; a central supporting rod pivotally secured to the opposite end of the suitcase; tubes having apertures in the under surface thereof and slidably mounted upon the parallel and central supporting rods; Ts slidably mounted upon the outer parallel tubes and having a rotatable connection between them adapted to engage the central tube; and means secured to the Ts and the rotatable connection adapted to engage the apertures in the lower surfaces of the tubes and the rods within the tubes.
5. In a carriage for suitcases, the combination of parallel supporting rods pivotally secured to one end of a suitcase; a central supporting rod pivotally secured to the opposite end of the suitcase; tubes slidably mounted upon the parallel and central supporting rods and having apertures in the lower surfaces thereof; Ts slidably mounted upon the parallel tubes and having thumb screws adapted to engage the apertures in the lower surfaces of the said tubes and the rods within the tubes; a lateral connection rotatably mounted be tween the Ts on the parallel tubes and adapted to receive the central rod and tube therein; and a thumb screw on the lateral connection adapted to engage the apertures in the under surface of the central tube and the central rod therein; and wheels secured to the lower end of each of the tubes.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
IVitnesses ARTHUR \VHITE, JAMES F. I\'ICCUE.
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