US 1432150 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
APPLICAHON FILED DEC. 2. 1920.
Patented Oct. 17, 1922.,
Patented @ct, l7, 1922.,
' warren stares ISAAG EERTIIN, 615 NEW YQJRJK, N. Y.
snorrrne and Application filed December a, 1920. Serial in. 427,719.
To all whom it may camera:
Be it known that l, lsAAc Bnn'rrn, a citizen of the United States, and residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain use the same.
new and useful. Improvements in Shopping Bags, of which the following is a specification, such as will enable those skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and This invention relates to what are lmown as shopping bags which are usually made of paper or other suitable fibrous material, and the tops of which are open and provided with loop-shaped handles also composed of fibrous material, and the invention described and claimed herein relates particularly to the construction or formation of the handles and the method of applying them to the top 2c of the opposite side portions of the bag and securingv them therein. I 4
The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the ac.- companying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are designated by suitable reference characters in 'each of the views, and in which Fig. 1 is a side view of a shopping-hag and showing one side of the topthereof at provided with one of my improved handles,
to, and said rim member, at the opposite and part of the construction'beingjhroken away;
Fig. 2 a similar view showing the method otiorming a handle and of attaching it to the top of one side portion of a bag;
Fig. 3 a section on the line 3-:3 of. Fig.
2 but showing only one side portion of the Fig. l a view oft-one of my improved handle loopmembers complete andready to be attached;
Fig. 5 an inside view of the top of one side portion of the bag and showin one :step in the process of attaching a hen legend,
Fig. 6 aview similar to Fig. Shut showing a modification.
In Fig. 1 of the accompanying'drawing l have shown at a an ordinary shoppingfbag which is composed of strong-paper or other suitable material and which is open at the top, and said top of the bag-'isajlso provided with an inwardly folded rimmemloer a which extends entirely around .the to of the bag and gives form and strength fiercin dotted lines in Fig. 2.
. shown in Figs. 1 an sides of the bag, at the top thereof, is slitted transversely, at predetermined points, as shown at a to form from said rim member supplemental folding flaps or tongues a, and at the point where the opposite ends of the flaps or tongues a join the body of the sides of the bag are formed circular %pertures or recesses a as clearly shown in In the practice of my invention I provide handle loop members b, one of which is shown in each of the Figures 1 tot inclusive, and in Fig. 6, and these handle loop members'are composed of twisted, braided, woven or otherwise formed ropes, cords or straps of fibrous material which are cut of the desired length, after which the ends thereof are unbraided, or untwisted and formed into tan-shaped terminals 5 one of which is shown in full lines and the other ll also provide oblong straps 0 of heav strong paper or similar material to whic the fan-shaped terminals 6 of the handle loop members 6 aresealed, pasted or otherwise secured and, in the construction shown in Figs. 1. to 4 inclusive, two of the straps c are employed, the terminals 5 of the handle loop members being first secured to one of said straps after which the other strap is securedto the firt named strap by I -meians for the handle loop members and in connecting a handle loop member with the top of one side of the bag, the flap or tongue a is opened as shown in Fig. 5, after which the handle attaching strap member 0 oi the handle loop member is placed in position with its ends under the adjacent ends of the rim member (1- after which the flap or tongue member at is folded inwardly .over the handle attachin strap member 0 as 3, and in this operation the handle attaching strap member 0 which consists of two parts in the construct ionshown in Figs. 2, 3 and l, is sealed to A the side of the bag. and the flap or tongue a is sealed to the handle attaching strap member and the end-portions of the rim a are also sealed to the side of the bag and to the front of the handle attaching strap member 0, and when the handle has thus been means by which the loop members are seattached thesi'des of the loop member ofthe handle pass through the apertures or holes (1 This forms a neat and finished appearance for the top of the bag and a handle made and applied in the mannerdescribed cannotbe pulled out without tearing the top -of the-bag to pieces or destroying it, and
it will be understood, of course, that a handle is applied to both sides or the top oi the v bag in the manner described.
In Fig. 6 of the drawing, l have shown amodification in which only one handle attaching strap member 0 is employed, and the tan-shaped terminals of the handle loop member are secured to this strap member and the complete handle is secured in the bag in the same manner as hereinbefore described when two of said strap members are employed.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that my improved handle members consist-as a matter of fact, of the loop members and of the strap members connected therewith, the strap members forming the cured to the bag, and it will be understood that my invention is not limited to any particular material in the construction of the bag or any particular material in the construction' of the handle loop member, nor of the attaching strap members with which the loop members are provided, and various changes in. and modifications of the construction herein described may be 'made, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its a vantages.
Having fully described my invention, what ll claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A handle device for paper or other fibrous bags, the top of which is open and provided with an inwardly foldedrim which is cut transversely toform a supplemental Y flap or tonguaand a loop-shaped handle de vice composed of woven, twisted, braided or other fibrous material and the ends of which are expanded into fan-shaped form and sealed to a transverse handle attaching strap, said strap being placed under said flap or tongue member which is folded inwardly thereover and sealed thereto.
2. A handle device for aper or other fibrous bags, the top of wlnch'is open and provided with an inwardly folded rim which is cut transversely to form a supplemental flap or tongue, and a loop-shaped handle device composed of Woven, twisted, braided or other fibrous material and the ends of which are explanded into fan-shaped form and sealed to a transverse handle attaching strap,
said strap being placed under said flap or tongue member which is folded inwardly thereover and" sealed thereto, as are. also parts of the inwardly folded rim at the top of the bag. Y
3. A handle device for paper bags open at the top and rovided with an'inwardly folded rim 'whichis out transversely "to. form a supplemental flap or tongue, and a loop-shaped handle device the endsof which Y which are flared. and secured to the bag ine which is folded wardly of said inwardly folded rim and said supplemental flap or tongue.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention have signed my name in presence of the subscribing witnesses this 30th day of November, 1920.
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C. E. MULREANY, H. E. 'lnomrson.