US 1541899 A
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June 16, 1925. 1,541,899
G. P. CHAPMAN VISIBLE MAP CONTAINER F iled May 26, 1924 Q0 I georye ID. Cla/vman;
Patented June i6, 1925. i
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isers-Me? assess s 1o ries, and particularly to means tor-holding maps and data cards or'sheets. n
' An object is totpgrovide a map container which has can panel or window means hehind which is adapted to be disposed a fullyvisible map held in aflat protectedp'osition. Another 'objectis to provide a nap 'container or fi map saek which may be con veniently hookedk orhungon a knobflever or other suitable part on an instrument board of a touring vehicle, soas tube readily studiedbyth'e pilot or driver, Without either hand and avoiding the necesuse of sity of removing a hand from a control.
An object is to provide a map-sack of durable structure and which can be packed away in a flat condition and in a small space while containing a number of maps or other flat pieces preserved from tourist and service abuse. I An object is to provide a map-sack which is neat and capacious and also has provision for an advertising function. A further object is to provide a practical method for the manufacture of the device.
Other objects and advantages will be made manifest in the following specification of the apparatus and method of the invention illustrated in the accompanying drawing, it being understood that further em- ,bodiments, modifications and adaptations may be resorted to within the spirit of the invention.
Fig. 1 is a perspective of the map-sack, having an inserted map.
Fig. 2 is a perspective of a window panel, as cut from a stock strip.
Fig. 3 is a perspective of a backing ele ment, as cut from its stock strip.
Fig. 4: is a perspective showin the advertising flap over-la'd on the bac ing.
Fig. 5 is a cross-section of the sack. Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section on dash- 7 line 6, of Fig. 1, omitting the card or map.
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ing front and back windows} .M tnvention broadly consists of a flatcontainer or sack of dimensions somewhat greater than thoseof am otthe type 1 though the container may be of n fdesired dimensions. In the forhYsliOwh, one or both faces-of a backing 2, may pr'ovidedwitha transparent window panel 3, secured at the sides and 116 end of the backing, thus leav- .ig. is aanrsa ion 01; a line 7, at.
Fig tr tes a; formoi tl e'saclr hav 1 vehicle touring, l
ing a mouth at one: end for theipsertion of map thebacklng maybe secured to holdthe sa ck'to a flat shape.
made in the 7 following manner:
material 3, is utilizedaiid a wide hem etis I also utilize a stock strip of transparent material '1, and bind one long edge with a binding tape 6, to protect the edge, give a finish, and re-inforce the edge at the top when the window panel 3, is bound into the sack structure.
sol" datacar-ds. The window panel and gethei' m A most attractive and practical sack is strip" or The panel 3 is of such material that it I may be stitched to the backing in superposed relation along edges'but leaving the top, or mouth free. In making a mapsack as shown in Fig. 1, the panel 3, is of less length than the backing 2, and the bottom, unbound end of the panel is pushed under the loose flap 5, so that its top, boundend is below the top end of the backing 2. The window panel may be sewed in place and preferably a binding strip 7, is laid around the side edges of the panel and backing to re-inforce, stiffen and improve the appearance of the structure. The top hem 2, and the binding 5, are superposed and form stout lips for the mouth of the sack where wear is occasioned b insertion and removal of the maps or car s.
having its lower edge The flap 5, covers the lower end of the window panel 3, and extends up to provide a name or sign zone 8, effective for advertising purposes; An-y suitable stock ormaterial may be used for the several parts Means are provided for conveniently attaching the map-sack to a part in, of,or on a vehicle instrument board tected map or other object, is held,conspic-, uously in view and enables the driver or pilotto observe the map without handling; The attaching means I prefer to be foldably connected to the visible-map container for convenience in packing it away. In the form shown, the attaching means vincludes a loop 9, extending up from the top to pass over a knob or lever, or other appropriate and convenient part A.
By providing front and back window panels 3, as in Fig. 8, a visible-map can be presented in reversed positions of the sack.
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1. A map-sack for tourists maps, having an open unobstructed mouth at its top end; one lipv of the mouth being off-set above the other and having a suspending loop, the map-sack having a transparent panel through which a map in the sack is'visible.
2. A map-sack for touristsinaps, including a backing having an overfolded top lip and a flap at the bottom stitched close to the fold so as to leave a free lap, a front transparent panel having a bound top edge arranged below the top lip of the back and so that the pro backing and forming. front and and binding strips covering the longitudiunbound and lying,
under the free lap of the flap, and side binding strips from end to end of the sack and overlying the flap ends.
3. A map-sack for tourists maps, including a backing having an overfolded top lip and a flap at the bottom stitched close to the fold so as to leave a free lap, a front transparent panel having a bound top edge arranged below the top lip of the back and having its lower edge unbound and lying-under the free lap of the flap, and side binding strips from end to end of the sack and overlying the flap ends; the upper edge of the flap being inturnedand stitched down along the free lap.-
4. A map-sack for tourists maps including a backing having an overfolded top lip and a flap at the bottom stitched close to the fold to leave a free lap, a front transparent panel having a top edge' arranged below the top lip of the backing and having its lower edge under the free lap of the flap, and side binding strips from end to end of the sack andoverlying the flap'ends; the folded top -lip having an attaching loop to be passed overa support.
5. A .map sack having front and back, transparent panels and an intermediate rear pockets,
nal edges of the sack; the backing being facilitate panels.
the lip at the top of higherthan the panels to insertion and removal of the GEO. P. CHAPMAN.