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Publication numberUS1093484 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1914
Filing dateFeb 18, 1911
Priority dateFeb 18, 1911
Publication numberUS 1093484 A, US 1093484A, US-A-1093484, US1093484 A, US1093484A
InventorsFredrick A Schwarzrock
Original AssigneeFredrick A Schwarzrock
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1093484 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed February 18, 1911.

Patented Apr. 14, 1914.

Serial No. 609,305.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FnEnRIoK A. SOHWARZ- Rock, a citizen of the United States, residing at Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented "new and useful Improvements in Suitcases, of

which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in the construction of suit cases or the like,and the primary object of the invention is to simplify and improve the existing art by producing an article of this character which shall be simple in construction, strong and In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a case constructed in accordance with the present lnvention. F 1g. 2 1s a transverse sectional view of the same.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the parts from which the top of the case is formed, portions of the overlapping sections being bent to disclose the underlying sections Fig. 5 is a similar view of the top or closure of the case.

In the drawings the numeral 1 designates the improved case, which, as illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawings, is of a substantially rectangular formation and is provided with a hinged closure 2. The case-is provided with the usual handle and also with the usual locking members whereby the hinged closure is fastened to the body of the case. i

The body of the case comprises a side 3,

tively. The board 7 has its outer face entirely coated with an adhesive material deslgilitted by the numeral 10, and the said adhesive is adapted to securely fasten to the board an outer facing 11. This facing is preferably constructed of fiber matting, as shown in the drawings, but it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to this particular material, as any of numerous other materials may be substituted if desired. The facing 11 is cut substantially rectangular, but is of a lesser size than the board 7 so that a space of perhaps a couple of inches is left between the edges of the facing and the edges of the board; The board 7 at its scores 8 and 9 and beyond the facing 11 is formed with substantially V-shaped cut away portions 12, and the said board is further provided with transversely extending scores arranged at a direct right angle to the scores 8 and 9 and designated by the numerals 13 and 14. These scores 13 and 14 intersect the juncture of the walls provided by the V- shaped cut-away portions. The free edges of both the top and bottom of the device are also cut away as at 15 and 16, the longitudinal edges formed thereby being arranged at a right angle to the scores 8 and 9, while the opposite edges provided by the cut away portions are inclined or beveled toward the inner faces of the said top and bottom. The longitudinal edges of the top and bottom are scored as indicated by the numerals 17 and 18 respectively, and these scores are arranged to intersect the points of meeting of the edges of the board provided by the cut away portions 15 and 16 and are parallel with the scores 8 and 9 as well as with the edges of the top and bottom. The portion of the top and bottom beyond their scores 17 and 18 are adapted to be bent inwardly to receive the inturned or offset edges of the closure 2, as will be hereinafter set forth.

2O designates binding tapes. The tapes may also have their inner edges stitched through the board and the facing 11, as designated by the numeral 19, if desired.

These tapes may be of any suitable material and are of a width sufficient to extend a suitable distance beyond the edges of the board 7. The inner faces of the said bindings are adapted to be adhesively connected to the mucilaginous coating 10 upon the board 7.

When the parts are positioned as above described, the board is placed upon a bending machine and all of the parts are bent upontheir scores so as to provide a substantially cross sectionally U-shaped structure.

The ends 6 have their boards 21 of a size equaling the length of the side 3 and the width of the top and bottom of the body. Theseboards 21 are also coated with a suitable adhesive substance 22, whereby outer facings 23 are secured thereto. These facings 23 are also preferably constructed of fiber amatting, as illustrated in the drawings, but as, stated in connection with the facing 11 other material may be substituted if desired The facing 23 is of a lesser length andvbreadth than the board 21 so as to leave an adhesive surface upon each of the boards between theedges of the facing and the edges of the boards. The boards 21 are each formed with a longitudinal score 24 and the edges of the said boards are cut or inclined inwardly from the said score, as indicated by the numerals 25.

:scores24t are binding tapes 25, the same beingalso secured by the adhesive substance 25 the scores are bent at right angles to the The adhesive substance upon ends proper. theboard 21 will engage the said lapped :memberswhile the extremities of the laps are-alsostitched to the sides 6 as indicated 5 .by the numeral 27. The laps may be more firmly connected with the ends 6 by suitable tacks indicated by the numeral 28. The closed corners of the body, thus formed, are

provided with caps 29, which materially re-' inforce the said body. The free, or disconnected edges of the top, bottom and ends are jnowjloentinwardly so that the free ends of the ,tapes may be brought to overlie and 360M116 to the top edges of the inbent portions'a rectangular bail 30, which forms the mouth of the body. The tapes are all provided with a suitable mucilaginous substance and adhesively connected with the upper inner faces of the body. hen this is accomplished a lining 31, of any suitable material is glued within the said body, thus affording a finish for the interior of the body of the case.

1 vil i 16, closure 2 provides a rectangular board 32 having its entire face coated with an adhesive material. This board, as well as gthe, boards forming the body of the case is alsoconstructed of some suitable strong j'material, such as heavy card-board or the like, and the said board has each of its con.

;,ners cut at right angles, as designated by the Znumeral 33. The board 32 is provided with longitudinal scores 34 and transverse YSCQTBS'35, each of said scores intersecting at 1,; tithe --juncture of the right angular walls formed by the cut away corners of the board.

Stitched to v the boards 21 and facings 23, adjacent the The portions of the board between the scores and the edges of the board are adapted to be bent to provide the offset edges 36 of the closure.

The numeral 37 designates the facing for the closure. This facingmay be constructed of any desired material and is of a rectangular shape but smaller than the board 32 so as to leave a space between the edges of the facing and those of the board when the said facing is adhesively connectedv with the board.

The numerals 38 designate the tapes which are stitched through both the board and the facing a suitable distance beyond the scores of the board. These tapes project a suitable distance beyond the edges of the board and have their inner faces engaged by the niucilaginous substance upon the board. The remainder of the tapes are adapted to be connected with the offset edges and with the top of the closure through the medium of some suitable adhesive substance.

The closure is hingedly connected tothe bottom of the body while the top edge or lap of the said closure is provided with looking elements which co-act with component locking elements carried by the top of the body.

In Fig. 6 I have shown a detail of one of the end members which is mainly constructed substantially similar to that heretofore set forth, but in which a single strip of tape is employed. The end section is provided with the longitudinal scores 39 and transverse scores 40. The portion project ing beyond the scores 40- is formed with V-shaped slits or openings 4.1, the same terminating at the juncture of the scores 39 and 40. The tape 42 is adapted to be bent inwardly when the members are folded upon their scores so as to provide gussets which serve as an additional reinforcement for the bent edges of the device.

Having thus fully described the invention, what I claim as new is z- The herein described construction of suit case embodying a body portion and a closure therefor, said body comprising a side, a top, a bottom, and a pair of ends, the side, top and bottom being formed of a single board which is provided with longitudinal and transverse scores adjacent its edges, the board being further provided with substantially V-shaped cut away portions at the juncture of the scores, a coating of adhesive material upon the board, a facing secured by the adhesive material to the board, binding tapes overlapping the board and secured to the said board and case, the ends of the case each comprising a board, said board having its face provided with an adhesive coating, a facing secured to the board by the the board being longitudinally scored, the body, all substantially as and for the pur- 10 scores of the board providing the side, top pose set forth.

and bottom being bent to provide laps, the In testimony whereof I afiix my signature end sections adapted to be connected with in presence of two witnesses.

the laps the upper scores of all of the boards being bent inwardly and their binding strips FREDRIGK SGHWARZROGK- connected with a rectangular bail and adapt- Witnesses: ed to have their free ends connected with THEODORE A; OEHLER, the inside of the body, and a cover for the J OHN DLoUHY.

Copies of this patent may he obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2661823 *Apr 23, 1952Dec 8, 1953Goetz Eric MStitched case
US2787350 *Jul 25, 1955Apr 2, 1957Platt Luggage IncHand luggage
US5287903 *Jul 1, 1992Feb 22, 1994Emilio AmbaszCarrying bags
U.S. Classification190/126, 190/125, 190/127, D03/321
Cooperative ClassificationA45C5/02