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Publication numberUS1186590 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1916
Filing dateMay 21, 1915
Priority dateMay 21, 1915
Publication numberUS 1186590 A, US 1186590A, US-A-1186590, US1186590 A, US1186590A
InventorsWilliam D Mcilvaine
Original AssigneeWilliam D Mcilvaine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safety cash-bag.
US 1186590 A
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Patented June 13, 1916.



Application filedMayfil, 1915.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, lVILLIAM D. MoIIr- VAINE, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey and State of- Minnesota, have invented :a new and useful Improvement in Safety Cash- Bags, of which the following is a specification. i

My invention relates to improvements in cash bags, and has as one of its objects the production of a bag having a mouth which can be effectively closed to prevent any coins losing out of or being extracted byuunauthorized persons from the bag.

Another object is the production of a bag which can be easily closed and opened with one operation each, and which is capable of being filled to its full capacity and still yield itself to a cramped and pressed condition in a safe or strong-box.

Another object is the production of a bag having folded divisions of the month, which are adapted to be brought very closely together and held while confined w1th1n narrow dimensions, enabling the bag to be readily held by the mouth and a padlock as a holder for carrying the bag.

A still further object is the production of a device of the kind stated, constructed with a minimum number of parts.

To these ends my invention comprises the features of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective of my invention; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the bag, a portion thereof being broken away; Fig. 3 is a detail showing the mouth end of the bag closed; Fig. 4 is a detail of an alternative construction, and Fig. 5 is another detail illustrating part of the alternative construction of my invention.

My invention consists of two parts, the bag A and the padlock B. The bag A as illustrated is made out of a single piece of canvas, leather or any other suitable material folded substantially midway between its ends to form two sides 2 and 3, which taper inwardly near their ends and are secured together by side seams f and 5. The extremities of the sides after they have been secured together by said seams are turned inwardly and downwardly and secured by a seam 6 forming a band 7 and a downwardly and freely extending collar or guard 8. .Secured through said band are a plurality of gromets ,9 substantially equally distanced being removed out of the bag.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented June 1.3, 1916.,

Serial No. 29,552.

other side when the sides of the bag are lying fiat together.

In closing the mouth of the bag, the sides are first arranged flat together and then formed lnto a plurality of narrow folds, the position of the gromets in all of said folds causing them openings to coincide or register. Through these openings in the gromets a shank 10 of the padlock B is next inserted and the lock closed, thus holding the folds together very closely and confined within small narrow dimensions forming the neck and mouth portion of-the bag into an effective grip or handle. lVhen the bag contains coins, the spaces between the folds is insufficient to permit any coins losing or The inwardly projecting collar or guard 8 also prevents any of the contents of the bag from being forced or otherwise removed outwardly through the spaces between the folds.

The folded divisions in the construction illustrated in Figs. 1 to 3 are bisected by the gromets, whereas in the construction illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5, these folded divisions are tri-sected by the metal gromets 11. In other particulars the construction illustrated in Figs. 4: and 5 is the same as in the preferred form of the invention. In using the construction illustrated in Figs. & and 5, the shank 12 of the lock 13 passes backwardly and forwardly through the gromets 11 in the folds of the bag as illustrated in the drawing. I

In both of the preferred and modified forms of the invention the shank of the lock occupies substantially allof the space in the gromet openings, thereby preventing any movement of the folds of the bag either laterally or endwise of the folds.

When empty and the look is in closed locked position the bag and lock make a very satisfactory weapon for self protection in case of sudden surprised attack by an unlawful intruder or hold up. When unlocked the mouth of the bag is sufficiently large to admit a large sized hand if desired. In contrast to metal safety deposit boxes, this cash bag is capable of being filled to its full capacity and still yield itself to a cramped and pressed condition in a safe or strong box, The invention can be applied ratus which I now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof, but I desire to have it understood that the construction shown is only illustrative, and that the invention can be carried out by other means and applied to uses other than those above set forth within the scope of the following claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and .desire to protect by Letters Patent is:

1. A device of theclass set forth, comprising, in combination, a bag adapted to close by a series of comparatively narrow folds, each of said folds containing a pair of spaced gromets having openings registering with the openings in the pairs of gromets in all the other folds, and a padlock having a .U-shaped' hasp passing through and substantially occupying all of the space within said registering ing said folds together.

2. A'device of the class set forth, comprising, in combination, a bag the mouth of which is adapted to close by a series of comparatively narrow folds, saidfolds having gromets provided with openings therein and being extended freely downwardly therefrom to form flexible guards within the bag pairs of gromets for holdadjacent its mouth to assist in preventing coins or the contents of the bag approaching said mouth when the bag is closed, and a padlock having a shank passing through and substantially occupying the entire space within said gromets and arranged to hold the folds tightly together. i

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.


Copies of thil patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addreuing the Comminioner of Patenfi Washington. D. C.

U.S. Classification383/71, 383/92
Cooperative ClassificationB65D33/165