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Publication numberUS1189480 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1916
Filing dateFeb 11, 1916
Priority dateFeb 11, 1916
Publication numberUS 1189480 A, US 1189480A, US-A-1189480, US1189480 A, US1189480A
InventorsIsak Pomper
Original AssigneeIsak Pomper
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1189480 A
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ISAK romrna, or NEW YORK, N. Y.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 4., 1916.

Application filed February 11, 1916. Serial No. 77,561.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, IsAK PoMrER, a subject of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements 111 Shopping-Bags, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to shopping bags and has for its object to provide a bag of flexible material which will be durable and at the same time convenient in handling.

WVith this .object in view, my invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of parts as heremafter more fully described and set forth in the appended claim.

One embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which similar reference characters denote corresponding parts and of Which- Figure 1 is a perspective elevation of my new bag, Fig. 2 is a vertical section thereof on line 22 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a cross section on line 33 of Fig. 2 and Fig. 4 is a sectional detail of construction.

The main body of the bag a is made of flexible material such as oil cloth, leather or the like, and the side walls a and outer bottom a are made of an integral iece, while the end walls a may be made 0 like and thinner material and are fastened by stitching or otherwise to the side walls and outer bottom part of the bag. The end walls are somewhat shorter than the side walls and the longitudinal edges of the latter are pins are driven into the wooden rods their heads will abut against the end edges of the pockets and thereby hold the rods in position therein. Each sidewall carries a handle (I made of a leather strap or the like and these handles are movably fastened to the side walls. To this end I pravide two eyelets e in each side wall which are arranged in a-linemenf. with each other and below the stiffened longitudinal edges of the side walls. lhe eyelets are of metal or' other suitable rigid material and serve to'reinforce-the edges of the holes out in the material. The same are preferably of oblong shape and their holes are somewhat larger than the width and thickness of the looped ends of the handles, so as to permit freedom of movement of the latter. These eyelets I prevent the tearing of the material which would take place if the handles were stitched or otherwise directly fastened to the side' walls instead of through said eyelets. y

The inner bottom is formed by a more or less rigid piece f of card board or other suitable material of rectangular shape suitably fastened to the inner surface of the outer bottom and whereby the lower ends of the side walls are separated from one another.

A flexible shopping bag the side walls of which are folded on their upper edges to form tubular pockets, stifi'enlng rods removably mounted in said pockets and headed pins driven into said stiflening rod and adapted to securedly hold the latter i position'in said pockets.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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US2457422 *Mar 15, 1946Dec 28, 1948Warner Clyde JCollapsible lunch or shopping bag
US2487145 *Jul 25, 1947Nov 8, 1949Florence KuhlmanWashable handbag with removable handles and stiffener
US4248364 *Aug 8, 1979Feb 3, 1981Anderson Robert FArticle carrier
US5203633 *Sep 25, 1991Apr 20, 1993Super Sack Manufacturing CorporationSpread strap flexible bulk container
US20100018968 *Jul 23, 2008Jan 28, 2010Azad SabounjianHandle for collapsible container
U.S. Classification383/119, 383/26, 383/17, 383/6
Cooperative ClassificationB65D33/02