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CARRYING CASE. APPLICATION FILED APR. 4, 1910.
1,086,735. jlatented Feb. 10, 1914.
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CHARLES SPAULDING, or NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES SPAULDING, a citizen of the United States, residing at Newton, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Carrying-Cases, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to carrying cases and hasafor its object to provide an improved carrying case for, draftsmen and the like which will be of simple construction and which willcompactly and conveniently hold all of the instruments and materials which draftsmen ordinarily use.
My improved carrying case comprises a preferably jrectangular box one side of which is left open, a cover to close the open side consisting of a drawing board, and means on the box to detachably hold the drawing board in position to close the box. In the best form of my invention the open side of the box is adapted to receive the drawing board cover within it so that the part of the box at the sides of the opening hold the board against edgewise displacement and also shield the edges of the board from injury, while the interior of the box is divided by partitions which cooperate with fasteners upon the outside of the box to hold the drawing board cover securely and properly within the opening.
In the accompanying drawings :Figure 1 is a perspective view, partly broken away, of a carrying case embodying the preferred form of my invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the box or body of the carrying case shown in Fig. 1, the drawing board cover being omitted. Fig. 3 is a section on line 33 of Figs. 1 and 2.
Having reference to the drawings, A is the rectangular box or body of my improved carrying case for draftsmen, and B the drawing board cover for said box.
The box A comprises five side walls a, a, a a and a its sixth side being left open except for a strip or wall section a forming a permanent part of the box or body. The interior of the box A is divided into several compartments by partitions a which are of less depth than the box so as to leave a space between their top edges and the outside of the box to accommodate the drawing board cover B whose length and breadth is such that it fits more or less snugly within the opening of box A.
Specification of Letters Patent. I macaw, filed. A ril 4, 1910. Serial No. 553,463.
Patented Feb. 10,1914.
; In the walls of box A adjacent the cover receiving opening. are provided recesses a inwhich are arranged fasteners in the form of swiveled hooks a each comprising 'a laterally projecting head and a threaded shank, the shanks of said hooks being screwed into the walls of the box and having capacity for rotation so that when the drawing board cover is placed in position within the opening of the box the laterally projecting heads ofthe hooks can be swung inwardly overthe drawing board to lock the latter in place, and so that when the drawing boardcover is to be removed they may be swung outwardly to unlock said cover. Thepurpose ofarranging the hooks a in the recesses a is to prevent accidental displacement of the'hooks through engagement with the clothing of the person carrying the case or otherwise, and also to prevent thehooks frominjuri-ng or engaging other articles with which the case may come in contact. Since the drawing board cover B fits snugly within the opening of the box A I find it convenient to make the wall section a with a finger hole a for use when removing the board. The arrangement of the drawing board cover within the opening of the box is a feature of importance since the sides of the box not' only assist in holding the board in place but also protect the edges of the board B and prevent injury thereto. Also the peculiar method above described of securing the board B in place within the opening is of importance and value because it enables me to use a drawing board of ordinary construction which is not specially made or provided with fastening devices to interfere with its use as a drawing board.
In some forms of my invention I may, as herein shown, provide a shield C to protect the outer face of the drawing board B. This shield C is of substantially the same width and length as the drawing board B and is placed upon the outside of the latter between the heads of the fasteners a and the board so that the fasteners hold both the board and shield in place. As herein shown the shield C is an envelop adapted to receive and hold within it sheets of drawing paper or the like, and is of a color and finish to match the color and finish of the exterior of box A, giving to the case a very neat and trim appearance which could not be had to as great a degree if the bare wood of board B were left exposed. The thickness of the envelop shield C will vary according to the amount of paper stored within it but by rotating the fasteners (1 their height may be regulated as may be required which is a feature of some importance. y
In order to accommodate the draftsmans T-square D within box A, the partitions a are made with pockets (1 two of which receive the head of the T-squ'are and another the blades These pocketsare comparatively shallow so that when board B is in position theT-square is locked in place in its pockets against displacement and is thereby protected from injury. I 11 I For convenience in carrying the case about I provide a handle E upon the exterior thereof. 1-:
My -improved carrying casev is of simple: and inexpensive construction and its interior provides ample accommodation for the draftsmans instruments and materials which areprevented from becoming intermixed or displaced by the drawing board cover resting uponthe tops of the partitions, while the shield C serves both'as a storage receptacle for paper and as a protecting 5 cover for the outer face of the drawing board. y
While I prefer to provide my improved carrying case with the envelop C yet it is and having its'interior divided into compartments by partitions less in height than the box, said partitions being made with pockets to receive the head and blade of a T- square; a drawing board cover fitting into the open side of the box and supported by the partitions with its edges protected by the box; a separate paper-holding shield for covering the outer side of the drawing board cover, and swiveled hooks on the box for holding the drawing board cover and shield within the box opening with provision for removal, the box being made adjacent the opening with a finger hole for use in removing the drawing board cover, and with recesses within which the hooks are arranged so that they are shielded.
- In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature, in presence of two witnesses.
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Washington, D. O.