US 1143171 A
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I FOLDING HAND BAG. APPLICATION mio APR.6.1914.
Patented J une 15, 1915.
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Lmm'm Simi/buzones N. BUSHWICK.
FOLDING HANDYBAG. APPLICATION FILED APR.6,1914.
Patented June 15, 1915.
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FOLDING HAND BAG.
Patented June 15, 1915.
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FDLDINGv HAND BAG. APPLICATION FILD APR. 6,-1914.
Patented June 15, 1915.
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N. BUSHWICK. FOLDING HAND DAG( APPLICATION FILED APR. 6, I9I4.
Patented June 15, 1915.
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To all wiom it may concern Y Be it known that I, NATHAN BUsHWICK,
' a citizen of the United States, residing at Maspeth, in the county ot Queens Aand State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Folding Hand- Bags; and l do declare the following to'be a full, clear, and exact descriptionof the invention; such as will enable others skilled in the art to Which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in hand bags or satchels of that class which may be converted into different sizes by folding and fastening its parts. i j
The' objectv of the invention is to provide a folding handbag capable 'of being made eitherV large or small accordingly as it is to' be used, and which Will present a neat appearance in either folded or extended positions. v t
With this and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, and the combination and arrangement of parts,ras Will be more fully described and claimed.
ln the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 represents a--perspective view of one form of the invention folded toform a hand bag of ordinary size having liap covered pockets o n its opposite faces. Fig. 2 is a perspective Aview with one oit the iiaps inopen position i and the pocket ready to receive an article.-
Fig. 3 is a perspective view in open'position taken from the opposite side. Fig. 4t isa transverse section in the position shown in Fig. 3. Fig.' is a longitudinal irregular section taken on the line '5--5v of Fig. L1.
Fl0.f6 i's a perspective view of the deviceshown used as a Gladstone bag. "Fig 7 isla transverse section of the bag as shown in Fig. 6i' Fig. Sis a longitudinal section on line 8 8 of Fig. 7. Fig. 9 is a diagram- .matic perspective of the blank from which said bag is formed. Fig.`10 is a perspective view of another form' of the inventionsh'own in folded position. Fig. 11 is a perspective 1 view taken from the opposite side. Fig. 12
is 4a central` longitudinal 'section thereof; F ig. 13 is a-1 longitudinal" sectional vieW taken at one side of the center. Fig. 14 is a transverse section taken on line 1%-141 of,
Fig. 13; Fig. 15 is a perspectiveview 'of the bag in the 'f orm of a Gladstone bag. Fig.
Y 16 is a central longitudinal section taken on. line 1616 of Fig'.'17. Fig. 17 is a trans- FFF@ Specication of Letters Patent. Patmt gum@ 4515, 5
i Application led April 6, 1914. Serial No. 830,05?.
verse section taken on line 17-17 of 16. Fig. 18 is a fragmentary plan view of the overlapping bottom sections'. Figs. 19 and .Y
20 are diagrammatic views of the blanks,
showing opposite sides of the blanks.
Asections; 2 and 3 oldably'connected with the opposite side edges thereof. The auxiliary section 2 is4 permapentlyconnected with the main section 1 at one side edge and the section 3 is detachably connected therewithv at its other side edge, said section 3 having a y Hap 4 provided on its inner face near its free edge with longitudinally spaced fastening elements 5 and said ,flap is adapted to overlap the outer face of the'free edge of the main section, which latter is provided with complementary fastening elements G for engagement by; the elements 5 of the auxiliary section 3. and 3 are provided with end iiaps 7 having vfastening elements 8 on their outer faces for a purpose to be described.
lThe main section 1 is provided with end wings or flaps 9 provided around their edges With `fastening elements 10, for cooperation with complementaryy elements on parts to be described. The auxiliary bottom section 3 Vis flexibly connected at the edge opposite its flap carrying edge with the bottom edge o' a sidemember 11, said side member being equipped near its rupper or outer tree edge' with fastening elements l2 and at its central portion with a fastening element 13 for a purpose to be described. Another side member 1t is tlexibly connected at its lower edge with the edge of the auxiliary bottom sec tion 2 opposite that to which the main bottoni section 1 is connected, and, this side member 11 is provided on its outer face near its lower edge with a plurality of longitudinally. spaced fastening elements 15, and at its center With a fastening element 16, for purposes to be described.
vFoldable end members 17 and 18 connect the ends of the side members 11 and 14:, the
tachedto one end of the side member 11,
the member 18 being similarly attached to .the opposite ends of the side members 11 and 14,' and as both of these end members areA similarly constructed, one only will be oth of the auxiliary sections 2 ico described in detail. l These members 17 and 18`each comprise two sections I 9' and 20 exibly .connected at one edge, said sectlons being of the same width andl their unitedv Width' corresponding to the width of the. l auxiliary bottom section 2. .These sectlons 19 and 20 correspond in height to the height of the end members 11 and 14 and the ,free
edge of each section 20 is secured to the opposite ends ofthe member 14 by a flexible n. strip of leather or any other suitable material. The flexible connection of the strlps 19 and 20 permits them .to be folded `inwardl and lie one upon the other to provide or the closing of the Satchel such as is ordinary inf-devices ofthis character. A. partition 21, corresponding in shape and size to-the side members 11 iand` 14 is connected at'its opposite ends to the free edges ofthe sections 19 of the end members17 and 18, the bottom edge of said partition '.be folded inwardly to bring the edges ofy the partition 21l and. the side member 11.4
, being free and its top edge provided with' a flap 22l preferably made integral therewith and provided at its free'. edge with a fastening element 23 adapted to engage. the fastening element 13 disposed at the 'center of the'outer face ofthe side member -11 and by means of which the pocket formed between the side member 11 and-the 'partition 21 is closed atits upper end. Straps the flap 22 is connected and is adapted to i 24 are secured to the inner face of the partion .21 near its up er edge at thepoint of attachment of thel ap 22 and are vequipped ber when the device is in extended position to form a Gladstone bag as willlbe hereinafter more fully described. Foldable end members 26 and 27 connect. the 'opposite ends of the partition 21 with .the opposite -with fastening elements 25 adapted to `euoperate with 'the fastening elements 12 von. f the outer face of the side member 11l for'- fastening the-partition to said -side memends of the side member 11 and each of these members'as shown, comprises .three triangular members 28, 29, and 30.
The sections 28 and 29 of the end members 26 and 27 are preferably in the form -of right angled .triangles with one of the straight-edges of the section 28 connected with the end ofthe side member l11 and the corresponding straight edgeof the section 29 flexibly connected with the end of.
the oblique sides ofthesetriangular. memd the partition .21, the'bases of said triangles beingl disposed upwardly and-forming the top edges of the en'd members. Secured to bers "28 and 29 is the e uilateraltriangularl section 30, thevertex o which is arranged` at the ljunction of the two sections 28 and 29 substantially midway the width of the end member `formed thereby. The base of the section 30 is di'sposedat the bottom of the end member of whichvit forms a part, and extends the full width of said end member,
being secured to the vertexes or points of the members 28 and 29 at the bottom of the end member of which these sections form a part,
and providedl 'with' fastening elements 31 whlch are adapted to be engaged by the complementary fastening eleinents on` the free ends of the flaps 9 when the device is opened up to form a Gladstone Satchel or gr1p.
The section 30 is creased from .its vertex at the top of the endmember of which it forms a part to apoi'nt midway the ends of itsbase and the end sections 28 and 29v are creased from a point 'arranged midway. the width' of their bases arranged at the.
upper end of the end members .of which they form a part, on a line extending to the points of said sections disposed at the bottom of said end member whereby these sections 28 and 29 and the section 30 may into contact when the; device is foldedto provide a handbag of smallest size into which the device is capable of being made,
the .sections 19 and 20 being similarly foldedf when the bag is collapsed. A Hap 32 is connected with the upper end ofthe partition 21 on the side opposite to that onwhich extend oppositely tolsaid iiap 22 and to fit-over and close a pocket formed by the.'
'side member 14 and the partition 21. This flap 32 has afastening element 33 adapted .to cooperate with the fastening element 16 on the outer face ofthe side member 14,
whereby said flap is secured in closed p'osition. A handle 34 is secured tothe upper edge of the vpartition 21 betweenthe iaps 22. and 32 and is designed for use in carrythe fastening elements 5 thereof are engaged with the complementary fastening elements 6 on the outervfaces of said main section 1 thereby forming the bottom-proper for the Gladstone bag. The'fastening elements on the opposite ends ofthe iaps or wings 9 v *i connected withthe opposite ends ofthe main scctionl are then engage plementary fastening elements on the naps with the com?4 7 at the ends of the auxiliary bottom se'ctions 2 and 3. and when inthispo'sition, these 'auxiliarybottom sections form upright side d membersfor the Gladstone bag or Satchel,
being 'connected bythe end aps 9 whichare also arranged upright in planes at ri ht angles to the main bottom section 1. he fastening elements on the free upper -edge of the flap 9 are then engaged with theicomplementary fastening elements at the `lower end of thesections .ofthe end members 26 and 27- whereby said sections 30 areheld in extended open position. The sections 28 and 29 of the end members are then -folded.
' the end-members 26 and 27. When the bag is in this position, the pocket formed by the side lmember 14 and the partition 21 may be used and articles may be passed to the other side of the Satchel below the partition 21, which, when the parts are so arranged, is disposed at a point some distance above the main bottom section ,11, the distance being equal to the width of the vauxiliary bottom sections 2 and 3, which then constitute the upright portions of the side members of the body of the Satchel. The straps 24 which pass over the upper edge of themembr 11 hold said parts securely in adjusted position in the shape :in which it is desired 'to form the bag, the end flaps 9 coperating l therewith to so hold the parts, these end flaps bein designed to prevent the lateral collapse 0% the bag, and their length determines the width of the bag.
The bag :being in extended position, as shown in F ig. 6, and it is desired to reduce' the size thereof to form a small handbag, the straps 24 are first disengaged from the -side member .11 and the endfiaps-Q are disconnected from the end members 26. and 27 and from the flaps 7 at the ends of the auxill iary bottom sections 2 and 3. The iap 4 is then disconnected from the main bottom section l and the device .is then ready to be collapsed or folded to produce a small hand'- bag. thi?, end flaps@ inwardly`against the main bottom Section 1 and then passing said bottom section l*upwardly into the bag and lapping the auxiliary bottom section 3 overV the auxiliary section 2 and securing the iap 4to the side member 14 by engaging the fastening elements 5 thereof with the fastening elements 15 on said side member. When the A parts have been so disposed, the main bottom.
section 1' will be placed againstthe inner face of the side member' 11 and the end flap 7 on the auxiliary bottom section 3 will be folded inwardly between'said section 3 and the other auxiliary section 2 which it overlaps. The flaps 7 on the auxiliary bottom section 2 are then extended upwardly at right angles to said section and engaged with the end mem- This is accomplished by first folding bers-17 and 18-by connectingthe complementary fastening elements on said Hap 7 and on the lower edges of said end members. This positioning of the parts, forms a ,pocket between the side member 14, the partition 21 and the'end members 17 and 18 with -the overlapping bottom sections 2 and 3 form-` vin this position between the side formed by the overlapping members 11 and 1 and the face of the partition 21 opposite to that which 'forms the other pocket and this pocket is adapted to be closed by folding the end members 26 and 27 on the creases above described, and then connecting flap 22 with l the-side member 11 by engaging the coperating fastening element on these two members and the device will then be in the position shown in Fig. 1, as a small hand bag having two pockets on its opposite faces closed respectively by the flaps 22 and 3,2.
In the embodiment illustrated in Figs. 10
to 20, a bag is shown, capable of being extended and the parts arranged to form a `Gladstone Satchel or bag and to be eollapsed and folded to forma small hand bag such as are carried by women and girls for` every day use. This bag is composed of two sections 40 and 41 connected by foldable end members 42 and 43 hereinafter described more fully in detail. v
Each of the sections 40 and 41 comprises a bottom member or section 44, or 44 a side member 45 or 45', and an intermediatemember 46` or 46', formed of stiff material and 'lexiblyconnected. rllhe section ormember 44 forms one-half of the bottom of the Vbag when it is arranged in the form of a Satchel known as the Gladstone. This bottom section 44 is provided along its free edge for about one-half of its length, more or less, with a flange or lip 47 extending in the same Vplane as the body portion of said member ing bottom member of the section 41, as will be hereinafter described. This bottom member 44 is provided at its opposite ends with wings 49 and 50, the wing 49 being the same width 'as the section 44 and flexibly secured at one end thereto with the inner portion of its upper edge arranged flush with the edge of the section 44 to which it is connected.
.4Q two flaps. 54 and 55 disposed at its opposite The remaining portion of the lower or under edge oli-the wing 49 is extended to form a tongue 50b on the wing of the bottom mem" lip 49` having a tongue49b at its inner end, said tongue inclining inwardly and upwardly, and is adapted for interlocldng engagement with a correspondingly shaped ber of the section 41. Each of the wings 49 -and has a triangular opening 5 1 therein c, Afor a purpose to be described,-the base of said triangular opening being preferabl arranged parallel -with the side edges o the *wing The lip ofthe wing 49 extends from its free outer end'edge inwardly to .a point mid-way the length of said wing, and the lip on the wing 50 is similarly arranged. The only dierence inthe two Wings is that vthe wing 50 terminates at the base of the tongue 47 on the section 44, being of the same. 4width as said section at its otherend and of the same width as the wing 49.
' The intermediate section 46 which connects 'the bottom section 44with a side member or section 45 is provided at its opposite ends with flaps 52 tapering toward their free ends and terminating in pointed tongues 53 of a .width corresponding to the triangular open,
ends on 'their outer cr upper edges, while the Iside member of the section 41 has acentrallyv disposed flap 56 which is of subst ntially the i same length as the space betwee the flaps- 54and 55 of theside member of the section 40 and isadapted to extend over and be `connected with the side section carrying the flaps 54 and 55 by suitable fastening elements carried respectively by said flap and the side' section which i t overlaps, the flaps 54 and 55 being designed to overlap the section which carries the flap 56 and to be de- 'tachably connected therewith by "comple- 5.5 mentary fastening elements carried respecthe section 40.
tively by the `flaps and thevside member of flhebottom member 44 of the section 41 is similar in construction to the bottom i member 44 of the section 40, except that the tongue 47 on'the member 44 is disposed at the end opposite to that on which thetongue to be interlockingly engaged when thebag is setup for use as a -satchel or Gladstone,'and when these tongues are interlocked, the boti 'of the member 44 is disposed .to adapt them adapted to be engaged with thel stud mi-m.
bers on the adjacent section.,v
The side-member 45 of the section 40 is preferably .provided on its outer face with av pocket 57 which is adapted to be closed lby the iap 56 on the side member 45 of the section 41. The endmembers 42 and 43 are similarly constructed and they areV also similar in construction-to the end members 26 and 27 of the device shown in Figs.'A 1 4to 9, the only difference being that the right `angle triangles at the opposite ends of the end members are not creased to be folded, the only folds being .v necessary are those formed at the junction of the right angle triangular members and the equilateral triangular member, said equilateral triangular member being creased from its apex toja point mid-way its base.
Straps 58 and 59 are Secured tothe outerface of the side member 45 of the section 40, 'being longitudinally spaced from each other, and here shown secured tosaid member by L- stitching.' These straps merge at their upper ends into a handle 60 which projects beyond the edge of the member 45. straps are of a length adapted to extend par- .tially around the Satchel when in extended position, andare adapted to be detachably secured at their free ends to straps 61 and 62v Thesesecured to the outer face of the side member 45 of the section 41, said straps 6l and 62 being positioned to aline awith the straps secured to the otherside member and theyk also merge1 at .their upper ends. into a handle 60 which projects beyond the outer edge or top of the side members 45, and is adapted to be grasped togetherwith the handle 60 for carrying the bag. The free ends of .these straps 61- and 62 areA provided with fastening. elements complementary to those carried-by the straps .58 and 59 and which are ada ted to be engaged andform bracing means or the bag when in extended position. The straps 58 and 59 are provided nearv the lower edge'of the bottom of the side member 45 with fastening elements 63 withy which the fastening elements on the ends of the straps 61 and 62 are adaptedito beenf.
' gaged'when the Satchel is in collapsed or folded condition to form a hand bag.
When the parts of the Satchel are.discon nected and it is desired to form a large Satchel or Gladstone bag,the tongues on the iis free edges of the bottom sections and 44 are interlockingly engaged and the` fastening elements of said sections are also connected, the two sections 44 and 44'/ when so connected forming the bottom of the satchel. The :wings 49 and 50 on the ends of the sections 44 and 44 are then swung upwardly into a plane at right angles to the sections with which they are connected and the tongues on the adjacent edges thereof are interlocldngly engaged. The tongues 53 on I the flaps 52`carried by the intermediate seccarried on the lower edge of the end mem-v bers 42 and 43. These end members 42 and 43 are then folded inwardly and thegiaps 54 and 55 on the side section 45 are lapped over the upperedge of the section 45r and the fastening elementslon the two sections are engaged, thereby securing the two secy tions and 41 together in operative position -to form a satchel or Gladstone bag,l
the flap 56 being passed over the upper edge of the section and the pocket on its outer face and secured.- in closed position by the complementary fastening members carried by said ap and by the pocket. The straps 58 and 59 are then passed transversely around the Satchel. and the fastening/elements at the free ends thereof areconnected l with the fastening elements at lthe endsof the straps 61 and 62 and the Satchel is thus braced ready for use, without .danger of its coming apart when heavily loaded.
When the large bag shown in Fig. 15 is desiredto be reduced in size to form asmall hand bag, the flaps 54 and 55 and 56 are first disengaged from the sections with which they are connected, the straps 58 and/59 are disconnected from the straps 61 and 62 and the wings 49 and 50 are disengaged from the end members 42 and 43, the tongues 53 of the flaps 52 arethen disconnected and the Vtongues withdrawn through the openings in A accomplished by folding the wings 49 and 50 of each of the sections 40 and 41 inwardly against the section to which they are coni-f' nected, the flaps 50 and .52 are then similarly folded against the inner faces Aof the intermediate sections and the bottom section o r member is folded inwardly against the intermediate section, and the s o-folded bottom and intermediate sections are then folded flat against the inner face of the side member of the section. The end sections 42 and 43 are then folded inwardly on the crease which extends transversely across said end members at a point mid-way the ends thereof, said end members extending between the folded parts of the two sections 40 and41 and they are secured in this collapsed position by the flaps 54 and 55, which areen- `gaged with the fastening elements on the other side section, the flap 56 being engaged with its coperating element on the pocket of the section carrying the flaps 54 and 55. The free ends of the straps 61 and 62 are then engaged with the fastening elements near the bottom edges of the section 45, the endsof the straps 58 and 59 being folded or inclosed within the hand bag, and when in this position, the handles 60 and 60 may be :grasped by the user and the hand bag, in
reduced form, conveniently carried from Aplace to place, two pockets for use being provided w'ithin the Satchel and one on its outei` face. l
I claim as my invention:
1. A folding and extensible handbag comprising a bottom member, side members, and intermediate members disposed between and flexibly connected with said side and bottom members, foldable 'end members connecting said side members and means for detachably connecting said end and bottom members.
2. A folding andextensible handbag comprising a bottom member, side members, and intermediate members disposed between and flexibly connected with said side and bottom members, foldable end members connecting said sidgel members, means for detachably and flaps adapted to be engaged with the opposite' side members for closing said bag when in either foldedor extended position.
3. A folding and extensible handbag comprising a bottom member, side members, and intermediate members disposed between and liexibly connected with said side and bottom members, foldaole end members connecting said side members, said bottom member having Wings flexibly connected with its opposite ends, means on said intermediate members for detacliably engaging said wings when the bag is extended, and means for detachably connecting. said end members and wings. l
4. A folding and extensible handbag comprising a bottom member, side members, and intermediate members disposed between and iiexibly connected with said side and bottom members, foldable end members connecting said side members, and means for detachably connecting said end and bottom meniconnecting said end and-bottom members,
bers, said bottom members being detachably connected with one of the intermediate meme bers vand foldable into the bag when collapsed.
5. vA folding and extensible handbag comprising a bottom member, side members, and
intermediate members disposed between and flexibly connected with said side and bottom members, said bottom member/having wings flexibly connected with the opposite endsl thereof, flaps flexibly connected with the opposite ends of said intermediate members, fastening elements for connecting said flaps with the ends of said wings when the bag is extended and flaps for closing the upper ends of said bag when in either extended or collapsed position.
6. A folding and extensible handbag comprising a bottom member, side members, and intermediate members, said intermediate members being arranged between and iexibly connected with said side and bottom members, one of `said intermediate members extended partition secured at its oppositeV ends to s ai'd foldable endy members intermediately of their length, said partition being of a width to correspond with the width of .said end members, and flaps carried by said partition for closing the bag and holding the members in adjusted position.
8. Av folding and extensible han'dbaglf'comprising a bottom member, side members, and
intermediate members said intermediate members being arranged betweeny and flexibly connected with said `side and bottom members, one of said intermediate members having a flap tdetachably" engaged with vsaid bottom member, foldable end members connecting said side members, a longitudinally extended partition secured at its opposite ends to said foldable end members intermediately of their length, said partition being of a width to correspdnd with the width of said end members, flaps carried by said partition for closing the bag and holding the members in adjusted position, said partition having straps on its innerface on its upper end provided with fastening elements, and complementary fastening elements arranged on theouter face of the adjacent side member near its upper end whereby saidA partition is connected with said side members when the bag is in extended position. v 9. A `folding' and extensible handbag-com 'prising a bottom member, side members, and lintermediate members, said intermediate members lbeing arranged between and flex-` ibly connected with said side and bottom members, one of said intermediate members having a fla `detachably engaged'with said bottom meml'ber, foldable end members connecting said side members, a longitudinally extended partition secured at its opposite ends to said foldable end members intermediately of their length, said partition being of a width to correspond with thewidth of said end members, and flaps carried by said partition for closingthe bag andiholding the members in adjusted position, said par- -tition having flaps at its upper end extend-l ing in opposite directions and adapted to overlap the respective side members, saidlv side members and iiaps being provided with ooperatingI fastening elements for securing j them together. l
1o. A folding end extensible handbag comprising a bottom member, side members, and intermediate members, said intermediate members being arranged .between and iexibly connected with'said 'side and bottom -members, one of said intermediate members havinga flap detachably engaged with said bottom member,`foldab1e end members connecting said'side members, a longitudinally extended partition secured at its opposite ends to said foldable end members intermediately'of their length, said partition be ing ofv a width to correspond v with. the width of said end members, flaps carried byfsaid partition for closing the bag and holding the members 'in adjusted position,
said foldable end members being each com posed of two right angle triangular members having their bases disposed upwardly and their points downwardly, an equi-lateral triangular member arranged between said first mentioned members with its base forming the lower edge of a portion ofthe end member, said equi-.lateral triangular member having a crease extending from its apex `to its base at apoint midway the lower corners thereof, said side members being creased from the-lower points at their ends to'. a point midway of their width of their bases, anda strip secured at one edge to oneA of said right angular triangles and at its other edge to one'of the side edges of one of said side members,`said strip being creased longitudinally intermediately of its width to adapt it to lfold inwardly. e
11. A folding and extensible handbag comprising a bottom member, side members,
and intermediate members, said intermediate members being arranged: between and flexibly connected with said side and bottom members, one of said intermediate memiso - ing their bases disposed'upwardly and their bers having a iiap detachably engaged with said bottom member', foldable end members connecting said side members, a longitudinally extended partition secured at its oppositerends to said foldable end members intermediately of their length, said partition being of a widthv to correspond with the width of said end members, iaps carried by said partition for'closing the bag and holdmg the members in adjusted position, Said foldable end members being each composed of two right angle triangular members havpoints downwardly, an equi-lateral triangular member arranged between said rst mentioned members with its, base forming the lower edge'ofn a portion of the end member, said equi-lateral triangular member having a j a crease'extending from its apex to its base at a point midway the lower corners thereof, saidl side members being creased from the 1ower points at their ends to a point midway of their width of 'their bases, and a strip secured at one edge'to one of said right angular` triangles and at its otheredge to one' of the side edges of one of said side members,
' said strip being creased longitudinallyintermediately of its width to adapt it to fold inwardly, and a partition arranged in said bag and connected at its opposite ends tothe inner edge of said creased strip and to the d triangular member connected therewith.
12. A foldingr and extensible handbag comprising a lrectangular bottom memberv having rectangular wings iexibly secured to the opposite ends thereof, an intermediate member flexibly and permanently` secured to one side edge ofsaid bottom member and provided at its opposite ends with semi-circular flaps, a side-member iiexiblyl secured to the other 'side edgel of said intermediate member and provided on its v outer face near' its lower end with a plurality of longitudi- -nally spaced fasteningelements, another intermediate member detachably connected. with the free edge .of said vbottom member .and havingsemi-circular flaps at its oppoto .one side edge of saidvbottom memberand provided at its opposite ends with semicircular flaps, a side member flexibly secured 'member flexibly and permanently secured to the other side edge of said intermediate member and'pro'vided on its outer face near its lower end with a plurality of longitudinally spaced fastening elements, another in'- termediate member. detachably connected with the free edge 4of said bottom member vand having semi-circular flaps at its opposite ends, a side member 'connected with the other edge of said intermediate member and the foldable end members connecting the 4ends of said side members, I's'aid flaps and wings liaving cooperatingv fastening elements for securing them together when the device is in extended position, said detachable intermediate member having a longitudinally extending flap flexibly connected to its free edge and provided with coperating fastening elements, said bottom member having fastening elements on 'tts outer face near its free edge, said iiap' heilig designed to engage the fastening elements on said bottom member when the deviceis. extended and to engage the fastening elements on said side member when the device 1s collapsed.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing wity NATHAN BUSHWICK.
` THOMAS FAHEY, Y