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D. G. BRISTOW.
BAG FOR CARRYING BATS.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 8. 1915.
Patented Oct. 31, 1916.
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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented 0. 1: 31,
Application med September a 1915 Serial 1%. 49,605. 7
To all whom it may concern; I Be it known that I, DAVID G. Bnrs'row, a
citizen of the United States, nesiding at' Merchantville, New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bags for Carrying Bats, of which the following is a specification.
. The invention is particularly designed for carrying base-ball bats so thata player or each end, so that two. persons were necessary to carry it conveniently. The bag as heretofore used was designed to hold six or more bats, the weight of which is'such-that one person could carry the bag if means were provided to make it convenient for him to do so. As stated abovehowever, the bags as heretofore constructed were made with handles so disposed that the'bag had to be combination and arrangement of arts hereinafter described and particular y pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawing the figure is a perspective view of a bag constructed in accordance with my invention.
The bag consists of a main body portion tom portion and upstanding sides forming a rim orflange to which the canvas, is stitched. Instead of providing the usual handles at opposite ends of the bag, I provide a shoulder strap 6 having its upper end rlveted and stitched to the leather cap'piece, this shoulder strap being preferably formed of canvas or textile fabrlc, the lower end of the shoulder strap being attached to the body of the bag about midway of its height. To make a secure fastening at this point I rovide a reinforcing piece 7 preferably 0 leather,
Which is stitched to the canvas or textile fabric of the body of the bag with the lower' endof the shoulder stra interposed between it and the body fabric and I prefer to pass a rivet 8 through this reinforcing piece and shoulder strap. The reinforcing piece is wider at its lower end than atits upper end and-reinforcing straps 9- and 10 extend from the relnforcing piece to the bottom of the bag, where they are secured to the botable way. These reinforcing straps or strips diverge from each other and they are stitched and riveted to the reinforcing piece at their upper ends. Their lower endscon nect with the sides of the bottom portion ,of the bag and it will be noticed that this bottom portion being rectangular in shape and having the reinforcing straps secured to it at its opposite sides and at thesides which lie a quarter turn in position from the plane. 1n WlllGll' the middle reinforcement lies, the
tom piece by stitching or in any other suitsupport afior'ded by these straps will be I most effectively applied, because notwithstandlng the fact that theupper ends of the supporting straps lie in substantially the same plane or in otherwords, lie in a plane corresponding to one side of the bag, the lower ends of these straps will lie in planes a quarter turn from the plane of their upper ends and the supporting efiectwill be applied centrally of the bottom and upon opposite sides thereof.
By the use of the shoulder strap the bag may i 7 be carried by oneperson and by the use of the reinforcing strips or straps diverging from the center of the bag to opposite .sides .of the bottom member, the bag will-maintain its shape notwithstanding the fact that it is subjected to a considerable weight from a number of bats. Further it will be observed that the point at which the weight is mainly borne by the shoulder strap is about midway of the height of the bag and from this-.
point downwardly the canvas of the body is reinforced by the divergent. straps stitched thereto. Therefore the upper part of the bag will be subjected to little or no strain and will not be stretched or put out'of shape by tendency of the weight-to sag it down, the weight as above stated being sustained by the lower end of the shoulder strapv and by'the reinforcing strips attached to the center of the height of the bag.
The same reinforcing piece 7 answers for no I the shoulder strap and for the reinforcing strips.
What I claim is:
A-bat carrying bag having an upper and a lower head of comparatively stiif material and a main body portion between said heads of softer material, said heads being substantially rectangular in cross section, a shoulder strap attached to the upper head on one of the flat faces thereof and attached at its other end about midway of the length of the soft main body portion, reinforcing strips extending from substantially the same point