US 1496498 A
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June 3 G. o. TANTLINGER RECEPTACLE Filed June 15.
Patented l,lune 3, i924,
haengt GUY C). TANTLINGER, GF CHICG, lLLNOl, ASSIGNDR, TO HANS P. DANELSEN. 033V omesso,
application sie@ June i5,
3 strapping down the contents of the receptacle, more particularly when itis not comxpletely filled, with a view to preventing objectionable shifting and disarrangement of the articles in the receptacle.
The common practice is toprovide straps arranged Aat opposite sides within the receptacle, these straps being secured at their` lower ends near the bottoni of the receptacle and adapted to be connected togethen at H their free ends, as by buckles, in a position in which they overlap the contents of the receptacle. Such constructions, however,pre sent the great disadvantagethatthe articles, particularly along the side walls of the receptacle from which the straps extend, are unduly mussed or wrinkled, the deeper the body of articles introduced into thek re` ceptacle the greater .the 1 mussing or wrinl/ling, due to Athe fact that the straps extend from the bottom of the receptacle` and in being drawn taut crowd the articles from opposite sides toward the center of the receptacle. v
My primary object is to provide means in a receptacle whereby lthe contents thereof whether they fill the receptacle, orv only partly illiit, may be held down in the desired position without crowding or-forcing the contents at the sides of the receptacle toward the center of the receptacle, and thus overcome the objections incident to receptacles as commonly provided and as hereinbefore explained.
Referring to the accompanying drawing:
Figure l is a plan View of a suit-case provided with strap means constructed in accordance with my invention, the cover of the suit-case being shown as swung to open position. Figure 2 is a broken section taken at the line 2 on Fig. l and viewed in the di- 1921. Serial No. 477,656.'
rection of the arrow. Figure 3 is an enlarged, broken, view in sectional elevation taken through oneof the strap devices of the preceding figures and illustrating the adjacent portion of the suit-case in sectional elevation; and Figure ,a view in front elevation, `with certain parts broken away, of one of the guide devices employed.
In the particularconstruction illustrated, the body ofthe suit-case is represented at 5, it being provided along one edge with a Vcover 6 hinged thereto in accordance with common practice. My improved retaining means in the form shown comprise' four 'straps represented at7, 8, 9 and 10, these straps being fixed at their lowerends to the body 5 of the ,suit-case, adjacent the bottom 11 thereof, and at opposite sides of the case, the straps 7 and 9 being shown'as provided with buckles 12and l'respectively and thek adjacentfr'ee ends of the strapsS and 10 aperturcd as indicated at 11i and 15 respectively to engage with the Vtonguesof these buckles as shown in Fig. 1.y The straps referred to extend, between their ends, through loops 16 preferably of lea-ther or similar material which extend adjacent the sides of the suit-case at which the straps referred to are. secured, these lloops engaging guides', along which they are movable up and down. TheY guides referred to and represented at 17 in the particular construction illustrated, are formed separately 'from the body 5 of the suit-case and preferably of leather strips with the ends thereof bent back upon them-v selves as represented at 18 and 19vat -which portions they are riveted as represented at 2O and.21,.or otherwise secured, to the adjacent side walls of the body 5, to extend in yspaced relation from said side walls as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, these guides being preferably' formed .with relatively *stiff strips 22, which may be of sheetfmetal, preferably enclosed in the strap portions of Y the guides 17, asshown in Figs.3 and 4.' The strap portions of the guides 17 are shown as each formed of a single length of strap folded upon itself crosswise thereof, with the edges of the folded-over portions stitched to the portions which they overlie as represented at 23 to form a pocket in which the metal strips 22 are located, these metal strips being preferably secured at their lower ends to the strap portions ofthe guides 17, as by rivets, represented at 24,
which, in the. particular construction shown, also Xserve as the means for securing the straps 7, 8, 9 and 10 at their lower ends to the receptacle. y
The loops 16 being slidable up and down on the guides 17, and being in engagement with the straps Y, 8, 9 and l() as stated, the elevation at which the vtree ends orn the straps extend laterally toward the center oi the body 5 ot the suit-case, may be varied as desired. Thus in Figs. 2 and these loops 16 are shown as moved to position on the guides 17 wherein they extend relatively close to the top oi" the body portion 5 which represents one oi the almost infinite number of positions which may be occupied by these loops in an upwardly-extending direction and which is the position these loops would occupy when the suit-case is only partly filled with articles, the arrangement oit the various parts being such, as shown, that the loops 16 will not slide down on the guides in the drawing of the straps to taut condition. It will be noted that the portions of the straps which extend across the uppersurface of the articles in the case, may be caused to extend substantially from opposite sides of the suit-case in substantially horizontal position, as distinguished from upwardly-converging condition as would be the case yshould the loops 16 be omitted. The result is that there is no crowding of the articles engaged by the straps, in a direction from the sides of the suit-case toward the center thereof which avoids mussing and wrinkling of the articles, and in accordance with the preferredconstruction shown the free ends of the retaining straps may be caused, by adjusting the loops 16 up or down, to extend laterally from the sides of the body 5 at any desired elevation to suit varying conditions.
While I have illustrated and described the invention as applied to a suit-case, yI do not wish to be .understood as intending to limit it thereto as it has utility in connection with many other kinds of receptacles for receiving articles. Furthermore, I do not wish to be understood as intending to limit the invention to the particular construction oi device shown, as the same may be variously modified and altered without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A receptacle having a retaining strap in its interior, guide means, and a loop member through which said strap slidingly extends, said loop member being adjustable up and down on said guide means adjacent a side of said receptacle and from which member said strap extends laterally toward the opposite side of the receptacle.
2. A receptacle having a retaining strap in its interior secured at its lower end to the receptacle, a guide-member on said receptacle and located adjacent a side thereof, and a member slidable up and down on said guide, said member operatively engaging said strap between the ends of the latter and slidable with respect to said strap and from which the tree end ot said strap extends laterally toward the opposite side oi the receptacle.
3. A receptacle having a plurality of retaining straps in its interior at opposite sides thereof, spaced apart loop members at opposite sides oit said receptacle and through which loop members said straps slidingly extend,- said members being movable up and down adjacent the respective sides of said receptacle and Jfrom which the free ends of said straps extend laterally towards the opposite sides, respectively, of the receptacle, and means :tor connecting together the free ends of said straps.
4. A receptacle having a plurality of retaining straps in its interior at Opposite sides thereof, said straps being secured at their lower ends to the receptacle, spaced apart members at opposite sides of said receptacle and adjustable up and down adjacent the sides thereofand with which said straps operatively engage, respectively, bek tween the ends of the straps, the free ends of said straps extending laterally from said members toward the opposite sides, respectively, of the receptacle, and means for connecting together the free ends of said straps.
5. A receptacle having a plurality of retaining straps in it-s interior at opposite sides thereof, said straps being secured at their lower ends to the receptacle, spaced apart members at opposite sides ot said receptacle and adjustable up and down adjacent the sides thereof and with which said straps slidingly engage, respectively, between the ends of the straps, the :tree ends of said straps extending laterally from said members toward the opposite sides, respectively, of the' receptacle, and means for connecting together the free ends of said straps.
GUY O. TANTLINGER.