US 1555058 A
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0. R. HOGUE BAG' FOR VACUUM CLEANER PARTS Sept. 29, 1925.
Filed Aug. 4, 1924 Patented Sept. 29, 1925.
UNTE BATES PATENT OFFICE.
OLIVER R. HOGTJ'E, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO FEDERAL ELECTRIC COM- IPANY, or (intense, ILLINOIS,
A CORPORATION" OF ILLINOIS.
BAG FO'R VACUUhI-CLEANER PARTS.
Application filed August 4,
To all iii/tom it may concern:
Be it known that I, OLivnr. R. Hence, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Cool; and State oi lllinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bags for Vacuum Cleaner Parts; and I do hereby declare that the following is a tl'ull, clear, and, exact description thereof, retercnce being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part o'l? this specification.
This invention relates to a novel and improved bag for vacuum cleaner parts and accessories, and consists of the matters hereinaiter described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
A vacuum cleaner apparatus in addition to the main casing or shoe and long handle, which as an assembled device is used as a sweeper, also includes many accessories and parts adapted to be attached when cleaning curtains, chairs, solas, divans and the like, which being oi unequal size and of awkward dimensions are apt to be lnislaid and lost and thus never at hand when required tor use.
The object of the present invention is to provide a bag or container of simple and economical construction and having suitable pockets to receive and hold the several most usual parts or accessories included with a vacuum cleaner. These parts in gei'ieral comprise a long flexible tube and several hard tubes, one of the latter heing quite long and the others much smaller, and other metal parts and attachments designed for attachment when the cleaner is used for other purposes than for cleaning floors, rugs and carpets. The improved bag may be hung on the inside oi a closet door and the parts contained will always be at hand and readily accessible when they are required.
In the drawings Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the bag embodying the invention with the parts and accessories which it is adapted to contain shown in dotted lines in their respective pockets in the bag.
Fig. 2 is a horizontal section through the bagin a plane indicated by lines 22, Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a detail cross sectional view on an enlarged scale in a plane indicated by lines 38 of Fig. 1.
Referring now to that embodiment or" the 1924. Serial No. 729,377.
invention illustrated in the drawings: 10 indicates the new bag. Said bag is made of any suitable tough, flexible material, such as canvas and consists of a vertical, elongat d flat tubular pocket 11, closed at the bottorn end 12, at the sides 13, li-and open at the top. At one side of the bagas illustrated at the righthand side, 1 l-is provided an elongated, transversely round tubular pocket 15, which extends from the bottom to the top of the bag and which forms the closure for the main pocket 11 at the said one side.
The main pocket 11 is adapted to contain the comparatively long flexible tube (indicated in dotted lines at 16) which is one of the most awkward accessories to be taken care of, when said tube is wound into the form of a flat spiral as shown. l/Vhen wound in this way, the elongated pocket 11 is of just the size and. shape to receive the aid tube. The elongated pocket 15 is adapted to contain the usual long hard tube (indicated in dotted lines at 17), which is the largest hard tube accessory in apparatus of the kind.
The parts of the bag thus far described are readily and preferably made of three pieces, namely: a back piece 18, a. front piece 19 and a side piece 20. The two pieces 18, 19 are secured flat together along the side 13 and the bottom 12,a hem being turned at the edge of each piece to reinforce the side edge and bottom in a familiar manner. The
cured at its outer lateral margin to the gin of the back piece 18,--thus forming one side of the round tubular pocket 15. The side piece 20 is made from a narrow piece which is adapted, with the part 19 of the front piece, to term the tubular pocket 15. Said piece is secured at its lateral margins to the margins of the piece 18 and of the main body of the piece 19. The margins are henn'ned and sewed flat in a familiar manner at the bottom edge 12, and the stitching is carried clear across the flat, folded bottom end of the part 19" and of the strip 20, thus closing the bottom of the main pocket 11, and the bottom oil the narrow, tubular pocket 15.
21, 22, 23, 24, indicate pockets attached to the frontmember 19 ot' the bag in a line near its bottom end 12. Said pockets are of varied sizes,21 and 22 being provided for short hard tubular parts (indicated in dotted lines at 21 and 22), and the pockets 23 and 24: being provided for flat small metal parts (as indicated respectively at 23 and 24.)
The said pockets 22 to 24 inclusive are made by means of pieces of fabric cut to proper size and sewed or other wise conveniently attached to the front member of the main pocket in the manner of so-called patch pockets on a mans coat. Above the series of pockets just described is also provided a side pocket 25, which is made and attached in like manner to. those above described.
For suitably hanging the bag on a door or other upright wall, I provide at the top at each side, short tabs 26, 27, made of fabric or other flexible material, which are sewed or otherwise attached to the rear member 18 of the bag. A third tab 28 is attached to the bottom edge 12 of the bag. By means of these tabs, the bag may be suit:- ably suspended by hooks or nails on the inner face of the door or against a wall and may be held from swinging away from the door or Wall by the tab 28 at its bottom.
The many advantages of the novel bag and its utility for the purpose intended will be understood and appreciated by any housewife who heretofore has been generally limited in the use of a vacuum cleaning apparatus to the cleaning of floors, rugs and carpets because of the loss or the mislaying of the parts and accessories 01. the apparatus required in use for other purposes.
I claim as my invent-ion:
A bag for vacuum cleaner parts and accessories, said bag being made of tough flexible material and comprising a main flat tubular pocket of substantially the vertical and lat-- eral dimensions 01 the bag, an elongated tubular pocket at one side of and forming the closure at one lateral edge of the main pocket, a plurality of fiat pockets attached to the front member oi the main pocket, and suspension tabs for said bag, one at each side oi and at the top of the rear member of the main bag and one at the bottom of the bag.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention, 1 aflix my signature this 31st day of July, A. D. 1924.
OLIVER R. I-IOGUE.