|Publication number||US1099933 A|
|Publication date||Jun 16, 1914|
|Filing date||Sep 6, 1913|
|Priority date||Sep 6, 1913|
|Publication number||US 1099933 A, US 1099933A, US-A-1099933, US1099933 A, US1099933A|
|Inventors||William J Pohrer|
|Original Assignee||William J Pohrer|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (22), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
W. J. POHRER.
APPLIOATIOH FILED SEPT. e, 1913.
Patented June 16,1914.
' WILLIAM J'. POHR-ER, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 16, 1914..
Application filed September e, 1912. Serial no. name such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. 4
, lhis invention relates to suit case carriers,
and has for its main object to provide a strong, light-weight suit case carrier that-is equipped with rollers and with an extensible handle that enables it to be moved along and guided properly by a person walking in a normal position.
Another object is to provide a suit case carrier which will protect one side of the suit case, and which is so compact that the suit case can be stored under a car seat without removing the carrier from the suit case. 7
Other objects and desirable features of my invention will be hereinafter pointed out.
Figure l of the drawings isa perspective view showing a suit case arranged in operative position in my improved carrier; and Fig.2 is a side elevational view of the carrier showing the handle. retracted or arranged in an inoperative position.
Referring to the drawings, which illustrate the preferred form of m invention, 1 designates the vertical side wa of the body portion of the carrier which preferably consists of a piece of sheet metal provided at its lower edge with a laterally projecting flange 2 for supporting the suit case A and at one end with a laterally projecting flange 2, against which one end of the-suit case is clamped by-means of an adjustable end plate 4 which bears against the opposite end of the suit case. If desired, the plate 1 can be provided with openings, as shown in Fig. 2,
so as to lighten the body portion of the carrier.
Rollers 3 of any suitable type or design are connected to the bottom portion2 of the carrier in any suitable manner, as, for example, by means of brackets 3 on said bottom portion, as shown in Fig. 2. The movable end wall 4 is adjusted by means of a screw 5 that is threaded throu h a laterally projectin wing 6 on the body portion 1 which exten s parallel to the stationary end wall 2, as shown in Fig. 1; but it will, of course, be understood that various other means could be employed for moving the end wall 4 into and out of engagement with the suit case'without departing from the spirit of my invention. I prefer to swivel the inner end of the screw 5 to the plate 4, but this is not essential .to the successful operation of my device.
Ahandle 7 is connected to the body portion 1 ofthe carrier so as to push the carrier and guide it properly when it is in use; and in the preferred form of my invention as herein shown said handle is so constructed that it can be extended, as shown in Fig. 1, or retracted, as shown in Fig. 2. One convenient way of combining the handle 7 with the body portion 1 of the carrier is to provide said body portion with a plurality of horizontally disposed straps Bthat embrace the shank of the handle, as shown in Fig. 2, and thus permit the handle to be moved upwardly and downwardly with relation to the 7 body portion of the carrier. A stop 9 on end wall 2, and the movable end ,wall 4 of the carrier is then forced against the opposite end of-the suit case, .by means of the adjusting screw 5, so as to securely clamp the suit case in operative position. Thereafter the handle 7 is pulled upwardly, as shown in Fig. 1, so as to enable the user to push the carrier along and guide it properly without stooping over or walking in an awkward position, the handle first having been adjusted to suit the particular user by arranging the stop 9 in proper position shank of the handle.
' A device of the construction above described enables a heavy suit case to-be, transon the ported easily withoutvery much exertion owing to the fact that it can be rolled along and guided properly by a person walking in a normal position. It 1s so compact that after the handle-has been retracted, as shown in Fig. 2, it can be stored under a car seat without removing the suit case; and in view case, and it is of such simple construction that it can be manufactured at a low cost.
Having thus described'my invention, what I claim as new and desire to-secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A suit-case carrier comprising a member that covers one side, the bottom, and one end of the suit-case, a flange arranged on.
said member adjacent the opposite end of said suit-case',and a clamping plate adjustably mounted in said flange.
2. A suit case carrier provided witha body portion that protects one side of the suit case, said body portion having an integral part on which the suit case rests and also an integral part against which one end of the suit case bears, an adjustable means adapted to cooperate with the opposite end of the suit case to retain it in operative position in said body portion, and rollers on said body portion.
3. A suit case carrier provided with a vertically disposed portion that extends along one side of the suit case, laterally projectin flanges at the lower edge and at one end 0 said portion which support the suit case and form an abutment for one end of same, an adjustable part that bears against-the opposite end of the suit case and thus clamps it in position, rollerson said bottom flange, and an extensible handle arranged to slide vertically in straps on said vertically disposed portion.
4. A suit case carrier comprising a sheet metal body having a horizontally disposed supporting portion, a vertical side wall and a rigid end Wall, a laterally projecting wing on said side wall, an adjustable device mounted in said wing, a movable end wall operated by said device, rollers on the horizontally disposed. supporting portion of said body, and an extensible handle arranged to slide in integral straps on said vertical side wall.
a I In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses, this third day of September, 1913.
WILLIAM J. POHRER. Witnesses:
WELLS L. CHURCH, GEORGE BAKEWELL.
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|U.S. Classification||280/47.17, 211/134, 280/47.371, 16/DIG.380, 190/18.00A|
|Cooperative Classification||B62B2202/404, Y10S16/38|