US 1189924 A
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FRANK wasnmeron ran BLIEU-X', or oHIoAeo, ILLINOIS.
Application filed January 22, 1916. SerialiTo. 73,551;
To all it may concern:
Be it known that I, F.- W. Dii 'BLIEUX, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county; f Cook and,'State of- Illinois, have invented certain new and, use ful- Improvements in Safety-Purses, of which thefollowing is-a specification.
' This invention relates to improvements in I safety purses and more particularly to per:
sonal wear treasure purses. v
The ob ect of the invention is'jto provide a purse of this'class adapted to be movably I securedto the leg-of the user, about the below the kneeas may be. desired.- The purse is instantly movable,"- with relation to its supporting element,-
stocking, above or about'the leg so that access thereto "may be had easily while at the same time'the con-l tents of the'purse are normally secured in safety. Means for effectually locking thecured at one end to: the purse and passing about the greater portion. of the same "and terminating in a free end having perforamouth of the purse inclos'ed position are also provided. 5
WVith the foregoing and other objects 11 view the invention consists in thecombination and .arrangemeht of parts to behereinafter fully described in .the following specification, pointed out in the appended claims and illustrated in the accompanying draw ing. which forms a and in which,.
Figure I is a .front view of my purse. Fig. 2 is a side view of the same. Fig. 3 is a side view, partly in section,'with the purse in open position. Fig. at is aview. of the purse in use upon the leg of a person.
Like reference characters denote corre sponding parts throughout the several views The reference numeral 1 denotes an elastic band which serves as a supporting element to encircle the leg of the wearer and carry part of said specification the purse, said band slidably engaging a loop 2 in a strap 3 which is attached to the purse 4. One end of the strap 3 is secured to the face ofthe purse, and is provided with a metal clasp 5, and passed about the same and extends longitudinally of the back of the purse and terminates in a free end 6 perforated at 7 for engagement with the said clasp 5 and perforated .at 8 to permit passage therethrough, of the purse clasps 9.
.' Specification of LettersI-atent.
be adjusted to fitthe Patented July 4, 1916.
.the'clasp 5 and the clasps 9 the purse is locked against accidental opening and the consequent loss ofall or part of its contents obviated. V
.The elastic band '1 is adjustable and may leg of the wearer, the purse is adjustable with relation to the hand I and so may be instantly moved from-one side of the leg to the other when: desired In F ig. 1 the purseis shown'closed, To open.
I With'the free end of the strap 3 engaged by i the purse the clasp 5 is moved outwardly to (permit the release of the free end ofthe strap 3 which is raised into the position .shown in Fig.- 3 or until it has passed out of engagement with the clasps 9; the purse may now beopened in the usual manner.
-What is claimed-is:, l A safety supporting element, a strap permanently setions therein, one ofsaid perforationsbeing adapted 'to receivethe purse clasps, and a .claspcarried by the secured end of said strap with fastening clasps, of a strap fastened "purse. comprising an elastic thereto so as to form a loop portion and having one of its ends perforated and freefrom said purse, one perforated portion of the free 'endof said strap being adapted to cooperate with the purse clasps when in closed relation, a clasp carried by the op osite end of said strap for engagement W11; another perforated portion of the freeend of saidstrap, and an adjustable supporting element f slidingly engaging the looped portion of said strap.
In testimony that. I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto afiixed my signa ture in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
FRANK WASHINGTON DE nnrnx'.
Miss G. E. WATKINS, WALTER B. ANDERSON.
denies of this patent my be obtained to: five cent: each, by addressing the "commissioner of htentl. Washington, D. 0."