US 1484553 A
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Feb 19, 1924..
E. A. CRAWFORD ARTICLE CARRYING BAG Filed Aug. 11, 1922 3 mum H701 Patented Feb. 119, 1192a,
UNHTEED) STATES entrant ornrcao EARL A. CRAWFORD, F HUDSON FALLS, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR T0 UNION BAG d3 PAJPm CQRPQEATION, 0F HUDSON FALLS, NEW YORK, A CORPORATION 013 NEW ARTICLE-CARRYING BAG.
Application filed August 11, 1922. Serial No. 581,184.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that ll, EARL A. CRAWFORD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hudson Falls, in the county of Washington and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Artide-Carrying Bags, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to improvements in bags or receptacles, and more especially to those of the kind adapted for use by shoppers and others for carrying drygoods, notions and other relatively small articles. The primary object of the invention 16 is to provide a novel and improved bag or receptacle of this character which embodies means by which it can be easily and quickly closed or secured in closed condition, the closing means also providing means by .20 which the be or a number of such bags can be convenient y carried on the finger or fingers without risk of dropping or losing any of the bags or the contents thereof.
To these and other ends, the invention consists in certain improvements and combinations and arrangements of parts, all as will be hereinafter more fully described, the features of novelty being pointed out particularly in the claims at the end of the specification.
In the accompanying drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view of a notioncarrying bag constructed in accordance with the pre erred embodiment of the invention, the bag being shown in closed condition;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the upper portion of the bag as shown in Figure 1, but with the lip or closure unsecured and open; and I Figure 3 represents a section through the bag on the line 3-3 of Figure 1, the bag, however, being in unfastened and open condition.
Similar parts are designated by the same reference characters in the several views.
The bag, which may be made in different sizes, comprises in the present instance, a front section 1, a rear section 2 which is continuous with the front section at one verat the 0 posite vertical side by a side seam 3, a r0154. at the bottom of the bag, which closes it at this point, and a lip 5 which, in the present instance, is a continuation of the tical side of the bag and is secured thereto front section 1 and is foldable along the hinge line 6 in a direction downwardly, and against the upper edge of the rear section 2 to close the bag. The bags which are preferably made from a continuous web of paper of suitable texture or strength, may be made up of single blanks cut successively from such a web, the lip 5 of one bag blank being advantageously cut partially from the lower edge of the front section of an adjacent bag blank, leaving a notch 7 in the lower edge of the front section 1, which, however, is covered and closed by the fold 4, thus economizing in paper or material, and it is also preferable to cut a notch 8 in the upper edge of the rear section 2 for a purpose to be hereinafter described, the cutting of this notch 8 in the rear section of one bag blank causin a tab 9 to be formed on the lower ed e o the rear section of an adjacent bag b ank in the web.
According to the present invention, cuts 10 are formed in the lip 5 above or adjacent to the hinge line 6 of this lip, the intermediate portions of these cuts being deflected or ofiset upwardly, substantially as shown. These cuts cause the material of the lip between the cuts to roject upwardly as a continuation of the ront section 1 of the bag when the lip 5 is folded downwardly. about its hinge line 6 and into closed position against the rear section 2, this upstanding portion 11 forming, in efi'ect, a loop. In order to afford suflicient strength for this loop, it is preferable to paste a reinforcement 12, which may be composed of relatively tough paper or other suitable flexible material, on to the inner side of the front section 1 of the bag and to form the cuts 10 through this reinforcement, as well as through the lip 5, the loop 11 being then formed jointly by material of the lip 5 and also material of the reinforcement 12. When the lip 5 is in its open or unfolded condition, as is shown substantially in Figures 2 and 3, the loop 11 will lie substantlally in the plane of the lip or oi the front section 1 of the bag, and hence will not form an obstruction to the introduction or removal of articles relatively to the bag. Means is provided at the rear of the bag to cooperate with the lip 5 and the loop 11 to lock or secure the lip in closed position and to provide means for carrying the bag in manner which will prevent aciltiti cidental opening of the lip. Preferably and as shown in the present instance, a flap 13 has its lower end pasted or otherwise suitably secured to the rear side of the rear section 2 of the ba at a point below the lowermost edge of t e lip 5, when the latter is folded or in closed osition, the flap 13 extending upwardly or a suitable distance where it is unpasted relatively to the rear section 2 of the bag, so that this flap can be ulled rearwardly to permit opening or closmg of the lip 5 without interference, and the upper or free end of this flap has a loop 14 attached thereto. This loop.14 is preferably composed of a stout cord which is suitably secured to the upper free end of the flap 13, as for example, by folding or doubling the upper free end of the flap 13 about the lower portion of the loop 14 and pasting this folded or doubled portion of the flap upon the loop and also upon the body of the flap. The loop 14 is of such a length that it is capable of projectinglabove the line of fold 6 a distance greater t an that of the loop 11.
The mode of using a bag constructed as herein described is as follows: When the bag is in the condition shown in Figures 2 and 3, with the lip 5 in open position, articles can be inserted into the bag or removed therefrom without obstruction. The bag is closed by pulling rearwardly the loop 14 and the free or unattached portion of the flap 13, then swinging the lip 5 rearwardly and downwardly against the upper portion of the rear section 2 of the bag, and finally inserting the loop 14through the loop 11, which latter then projects abovethe hinge line 6 of the lip 5 substantially as a continuation of the front, section 1 of the bag. The part of the loop 14 which projects above the loop 11 rovides a finger-piece adapted to be applie to the finger of the shopper and when the bag is carried in that manner it is impossible for the lip 5 to open, owing to the overlapping of this lip by the flap 13, and moreover the tension exerted on the loops 11 and 14, due to the weight of the bag and its contents, tends to draw the loops 11 and 14 inwardly or toward one another, thus producing compression upon the lip 5 which will securely retain it in closed condition. Obviously, a number of bags constructed as herein described can be conveniently carried on the finger or fingers of the shopper without risk of dropping or losing any of the bags or the contents thereof.
The notch 8 is preferably formed in the upper edge of the back section 2 opposite to the loop 11 in order to provide a clearance or passageway to facilitate the insertion of the loop 14 through the loop 11.
I claim as my invention 2-- 1. A bag of the character described comprising front and back sections closed at the bottom, a lip attached to one of said sections and foldable upon the other section to close the mouth of the bag, incisions being made in the lip adjacent to its line of fold to form a relatively short loop which projects upwardl above said line of fold when the lip is folded, and a locking and carrying member adapted to overlie the lip when closed and capable of insertion through and extending upwardly beyond said loop.
2. A bag of the character described comprising front and back sections one of which has a lip attached thereto which is foldablc onto the other section to close the bag, the lip having incisions adjacent to its line of fold which produce an upstanding loop when the lip is folded into closed position, and a second loop attached to the other section at a point below the lowermost edge of the loop when folded thereon and adapted to overlie .the lip when folded and to extend through and above the loop first-mentioned to secure the lip in closed position and to form a carrying handle.
3. A bag of the character described comprising front and back sections, the former having a lip attached thereto and foldable onto the back section to close the respective end of the bag, the bag having a pair 0 incisions the intermediate portions of which are deflected upwardly away from the line of fold of the lip to form an upstanding loop which is a substantial continuation of the front section of the bag when the lip is folded, and means attached to the back section of the bag and capable of overlying the lip when folded and. of extending through and projecting upwardly beyond the loop first-mentioned to secure the lip in closed position and to provide a carrying member.
4. A bag of the character described comprising front and back sections, the former having a li attached thereto alon a line about whic it is foldable onto t e back section, a reinforcement applied to the front section and lip, a pair of incisions being formed in the lip and reinforcement ad jacent to'the line of fold to produce a loop which projects above the line of fold of the lip when the latter is folded, and means on the back section to overlie the lip and'to extend through said loop to secure the lip in folded position and to provide a carrying handle.
5. A bag of the character described C0111- prising front and back sections, the former iaving a lip attached thereto along a line about which it is foldable onto the back section to close the bag, cuts being formed in the li adjacent to said line to produce a loop w ich projects upwardly above said line as a substantial continuation of the front section when the lip is folded, the
memes adjacent edge of the rear section having as. position and to provide a, carrying finger notch formed therein 0 posite to the loops, piece above the first-mentioned loop.
and a second 100 ettac ed to the back sec- In testimony whereof I have hereunto set tion below the owermost edge of the lip my hand in presence of two subscribing 5 and unattached relatively to the area of witnesses.
the back section onto which the lip is foldeble, said second loop being adapted to over- EARL A. CRAWFORD. lie the outer rear side of the lipend capable Witnesses: of insertion through said notch and the loop M. P. KENNEY,
10 first mentioned to secure the lip in folded TRUE M. AvnnY.