|Publication number||US1223420 A|
|Publication date||Apr 24, 1917|
|Filing date||Dec 26, 1916|
|Priority date||Dec 26, 1916|
|Publication number||US 1223420 A, US 1223420A, US-A-1223420, US1223420 A, US1223420A|
|Original Assignee||Isak Pomper|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
APPLICATION FILED nc.26. 1916.
1,223,420. Patented Apr. 24,1917.
STATES. PATENT m ISAK POMPEB, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
snorrme BAa. I
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ISAK Forum, 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. in
- Shopping-Bags, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to'shopping bags and particularly to bags which-have flexible or collapsible sides and has for its object to provide a construction which will be more durable than bags constructed ac-' cording. to my Patent No. 1,189,480.
Another ()l) ]t(.l of my lnvention 1s to provide a bag which at its opening or mouth portion will be reinforced by means sufli clently stlfl' to prerent-the'bag from sagging out of shape, but which will be sufliciently flexible to bend it packages or other articles project fromthe top of the bag. I
A further object is to so fasten the handles or grips to the bag that the material of the bag and of the stiffening means willnot be weakened and the ends of the handles will be prevented from bending or curlingup.
My invention will be fully understood by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which similar characters denote corresponding' parts and in which Figure l is a perspec- View as seen in the direction of the arrows tive "iew of my improved bag with the sides shown stretched flatly; Fig. 2 IS an end v1ew partly in section as seen in the direction of the arrows 22 in Fig. 1, of which the lower part is shown torn away; Fig. 3 1s a similar of line 33 of Fig. 1 with the lower part torn off and Fig. 4 is across section of a.
The bag consists of the flexible sides it which are made of cloth, oilcloth', or other suitable flexible material and end gussets b of similar material, so that when not in use the'bag can be folded up or rolled together. The sides may preferably be extended to project beyond the upper edges of the gussets and to serve to close around the opening of the bag when the latter after being filled with packages or other articles is carried by ;means of the handles a. The upper ends of the bag are stifl'ened by strips of material which while stiff enough to preventthe top of the bag from sagging'out of shape, will be sufliciently flexible to bend if packages or other articles m mnt Patented Apr. 24,1917. Application filed December.28,1916. 8erial1i'o.138,892. I i
top of the bag. 'As stiflening means I prefer to use car board, but any other suitable semi-rigid and light material may be employed. According project at some portion of the V to Figs. 1-3 the'strips'd which are made of a length substantially equal to the length of the sides of the bag, are fiat against the inner face'of the sides and held in position by hem pieces e which may be, as shown, integral with the material from which the sides 'of the bag are made-or may be separate pieces and which form pockets f in which the members d loosely rest. I
In my former Patent No. 1,189,480, the handles or grips c have been attached by passing the looped ends of the latter through openings cut through the upper parts of the sides of the bag and reinforced by metal eyelets. But such construction has proved defective or objectionable in the following respects, When carrying the bag filled with heavy articles, the weight exerts a strong pull on the material, in consequence of which the edges around the openings slip out from the metal eyelets, which leads to further damage to' the bag. Furthermore, the material of the bag being per 86 not very stron becomes 'reatly weakened b cuttin out the openings for the handles. imilarly the reinforcing strips which are to 'stiflen the upper ends of the bag fail in the object when holes are punched through them.
To' obviate all these objections, the handles 0 according to this invention, are. attached to the sides of the bag as follows:
Instead of forming loops at the ends of the handles, the ends 0 are placed flat against and are attached to the outer faces of the sides of the bag. To simplify the construction, instead of sewing on the handles, the same are riveted and the rivetsc are passed also through the edges of the hem pieces e which hold the reinforcing strips d in place.
But inasmuch as the rivets 0 leave the edges/of the ends of the handles 'free,'the. edges are apt to curl up or be caught by some objects in their vicinity, which may result in damage to the bag. To obviate this the ends a of the grips or handles are concealed in pockets 9 formed by pieces 9 of flexible material which are placed flat against the outer faces of the sides of the bag so as to cover the upper parts. thereof.
These pieces may be securedto the bag' along their edges by stitches g. Opposite the ends a of the grips and intermediate between their longitudinal edges the pieces 9 are cut out to. form openings 9 through which the ends 0 can freely project outwardly from the pockets. The edges of the openings 9 are reinforced by metal eyelets it. To strengthen the bag at the points of attachment of the ends of the grips thereto, the rivets c are preferably passed through the pieces g.- Thus the latter will not only serve to shield the ends 0 of the grips, but also as auxiliary reinforcing means for the bag.
To further simplify the construction of the bag, the stiffening strips 01 may be entirely dispensed with and instead the pieces 9 be made of some heavier material which will be semi-rigid.
In the modification shown in Fig. 4 the strips d are contained in pockets 3' formed by pieces is of flexible material which like .out departing from the principle of my invention and therefore I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the details shown and described.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A hand bag. having flexible sides and I an open top, stiffening strips of semi-rigid material along the upper parts ofsaid sides, handles havlng their ends placed flat against and attached to said sides and shields of flexible material for the said ends,
said shields having openings through which said ends project outwardly from beneath said shields and eyelets reinforcing the edges of said openings.
2. A hand bag having flexible sides and an-open top, handles having their ends placed flat against and attached-to the outer faces of said sides, stiffening strips of semirigid material for. the upper parts of said sides and pieces of flexible material lying in planes parallel to said sides and on the outer faces thereof and serving to hold said stiffening strips in place and also to shield the: ends of said handles.
A hand bag having flexible sides and an open top, handles having their ends placed flat against and attached to the outer faces of said sides, pieces of flexible material lying on the outer faces of and in planes parallel to said sides and formed with pockets and stiffening strips of semi-rigid material in said pockets, said pieces 'serving also as shields for the ends of said handles.
4. A hand bag having flexible sides and an open top, handles having their ends placed flat against and attachedto the outer faces of said sides, perforated pieces of flexible material lyingon the outer faces of and in planes parallel to the said sides and formed with pockets, stiffening strips of semi-rigid material extending substantially the length of and over the upper parts of said sides and contained in said pockets, said ends of the handles projecting outwardly from beneath 'said pieces through the perforations thereof.
5. A flexible hand bag having an open top, handles having their ends placed flat against the outer faces of said bag, pieces of flexible material fixed and lying n planes parallel to the said outer faces and serving to shield the ends of said handles, said .pieces having openings intermediate between their longitudinal edges, through which openings the ends of said handles freely project outwardly from beneath said pieces and rivets immediately below and above said openings'for fixing the ends of said handles, said rivets being passed both through the said shielding pieces and material of the bag.
6. A hand bag having handles, the ends of which are placed flat against the outer faces of the sidesthereof, pieces of flexible material fixed and lying in ,planes parallel to the said outer faces and serving to shield the ends of said handles and to reinforce the bag, said pieces having openings through which the ends of said handles freely project outwardly from beneath said pieces and rivets passed through said shielding pieces and materialof the bag below and above said openings for fixing the ends of said handles.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Max D. ORDMANN,
-D. B. KLEIN.
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