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Publication numberUS1546680 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1925
Filing dateMar 30, 1922
Priority dateMar 30, 1922
Publication numberUS 1546680 A, US 1546680A, US-A-1546680, US1546680 A, US1546680A
InventorsSessions Albert L
Original AssigneeSessions Albert L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Corner shield for trunks
US 1546680 A
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July 21, 1925. 1,546,680

A. L. SESSIONS CORNER SHIELD FOR TRUNKS Filed March 30, 1922 6M0: new

Patented July 21, 1925.


comma SHIELD non rrnuivxs.

Application filed March 30,1922. SerialNo. 548,171.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALBERT L. Snssro vs,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Bristol, in the county of Hartford and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Corner Shield for Trunks, of which the following is a specification. 1 V

This invention relatesto corner shields for trunks and has as its object to provide a device of this sort which is extremely simple in construction, making for economy in manufacture, and which may be very readily applied to the corner of a trunk, and when so applied will closely fit the same and present a very neat and pleasing appearance.

In the accompanying drawing, wherein I have shown for purposes of illustration one form which the invention may take,

Fig. 1 is an edge view of my improved corner shield;

Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view;

Fig. 1 is a shaped blank from which one part of my corner shield is formed, and Fig.6 is an edge View of the shield as applied to the corner of a trunk or the like.

My improved corner shield comprises an attaching plate or member a and a part Z) secured thereto and adapted to cover or sheath the edges of the walls of the trunk at the so-called body-corner thereof. In Fig. 5, I have shown, merely for the purpose of illustrating one application of the present invention, a forward upper corner of the body portion of a trunk, the front wall 00 thereof being in section and the adjacent end wall 3 being in elevation. The upper edges of the trunk walls have bevelled faces a as is usual.

The attaching plate a is preferably in the form of a right angled piece of metal of relatively heavy gage. This piece may be constructed of sheet iron, brass or other suitable metal, and is adapted to be secured, as by means of rivets 10, to the corner of the trunk below the bevelled face .2. The sheath or edge strip Z) is of relatively thin sheet metal that is of less gage than the attaching plate a and, therefore, it may be very economically manufactured and easily manipulated and bent to the desired shape. The lower edge of the sheath Z) is overlapped by the attaching plate a and is secured thereto in any suitable manner as by means of rivets 11. The body portion of the sheath is bent at'rig'ht angles'to itself thus forming a pair of walls or legs 12 which, in efiect, constitute continuations of the attaching plate a, and these walls may be inclined, as shown, so as tosnugly engage against the bevelled faces a of' the trunk edge. At the upper ends of the walls: 12 is an inturned or offset portion 13 adapted to cover the upper edge of the trunk wall. In

the present disclosure, the sheath is further provided with a pair of projections or leaves 14, 15 extending from the offset portion 13. These projections are adapted to be bent down so as to lie against the inside surfaces of the trunk walls, as shown in Fig. 5, and may be secured to these walls by rivets or nails 17 passing through openings 18 adja cent the free ends of the projections.

The sheath, such as is shown in the drawmg, may be formed by stamping out from a thin piece of sheet metal a blank of the shape illustrated in Fig. 4. In this figure, it will be seen that the projections 14 and 15 are formed by cutting out a V-shaped notch in the upper edge of the blank. The lower edge of the blank is of V-shape, and the blank is adapted to be bent along the line 21 so as to provide an inclined or bevelled corner 22 on the sheath.

It will be seen that, with the structure described, the shield may be very economically manufactured and readily applied. The sheath may be very simply formed by stamping a blank of thin sheet metal to the desired configuration and then bending it to the required shape. In this instance, in applying the shield, the attaching plate is secured to the corner of the trunk and then the leaves are bent down, as shown. in Fig. 5. Since the sheath is of very thin metal, it is very pliable, and, therefore, the metal thereof can be very easily bent so as to take the form of the edge of the trunk walls to which it is applied.

It is, of course, obvious that my invention is susceptible of various modifications and changes which are within the spirit of the invention without departing from the scope of the following claims, it being understood that the present disclosure of my invention is by way of illustration only and it is not to be taken as restrictive of my conception.

I claim as my invention 1. A corner shield attachment for trunks comprising two portions, one portion relaloo tively strong and non-bendable and the other portion being relatively bendable, the said first portion adapted to be secured to the trunk without change of conformation, the second portion adapted to be bent and conformed so as to closely embrace that portion of the trunk to be reinforced thereby.

2. A corner shield attachment for trunks comprising tWo portions, one portion being relatively strong and non-bendable and of right angular construction to fit about the edge of a trunk Without change of contormation, and the other portion being rela tively thin and bendable, the second portion being attached along the edge of the first portion and having an inclined right angular Wall adapted to lie against the beveled sides of the adjacent trunk Walls and adapted to be bent and conformed across and about the edges of the said trunk Walls so as to closely embrace the same.

3. A corner shield for trunks or the like comprising an angular plate, a thin sheet metal part overlapped at its lower edge by said plate, and means connecting said plate and part together; said sheath having an angular Wall inclined to the plane of said attaching plate, a flange or offset portion at the upper end of said Wall adapted to overlie the edge of the trunk wall, and projections extending from said flange and adapted to be bent down along the inside surfaces of the trunk Walls.


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U.S. Classification190/37
International ClassificationA45C13/00, A45C13/36
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/36
European ClassificationA45C13/36