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Publication numberUS1556280 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 6, 1925
Filing dateJan 31, 1923
Priority dateJan 31, 1923
Publication numberUS 1556280 A, US 1556280A, US-A-1556280, US1556280 A, US1556280A
InventorsJoseph Berg
Original AssigneeJoseph Berg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Oct. 6, 1925. r

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Josnrnfnne, or BROOKLYN, NEW Yonx.

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application, filea January v81, 19231 `'serial No. 818,208.

VBeit known that I, ,JosnrH Blanc, a citizen of the UnitedirStates, rejsidingtin Brooklyn, in the county` of Kings land State (wf-New Yorknhave invcnted'certain new anduse-f ful mprovements inTrunks, of which :the following| is alspeclfication;v p

This lnventlon relates to trunks lor containers and reinforcements or' corner connecting means therefor, thonghit is noted that. the invention is not limited tol trnnks nor containers; nor inisomerespects even to connectingmeans.V i

One obJect of-the invention `1s to provide, ina deviceofthis kind ya corner connecting means 'of strong, n protective and weather proof construction.

Another ob ect of thel invention isvto pro- I Vide a deviceof this kind which is easily ap- OtherV objects of the invention are'to improve generallylthel simpli'city and efcien'cy of'such devices andto provide a. device of this kmd wh1ch is extremely durable, economlcal to.l manufacture and assemble and vwhich will not wear out or get out of order.

The inventive, features vfor the 'aocom 1).] ishmentl of these and other objects are shown in connection with ,an im-provedcorner connecting means for the walls of'trunks, which,

brieflyrstated, comprises an inner molding or plate having margins, secured against the inner margins of the walls, and anjouter plate having marginal parts secured against the outermargin of the adjacent walls.

^ Reinforcementsand protectors: bridge over the outer mold'ings and are secured to' the Vwalls at'theendsofthelmoldings.: i

Other objects of the invention willappear as the description proceeds; andwhile herein details of the invention are described, the invention'is not limited to these, since many and various changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as claimed.

In the accompanying drawing, showing by way of example, one of many possible embodiments of the invention,

Figi.V 1 is a perspective view of a trunk with the connectingH means, 'reinforcements and pI'OtectQrs applied e Fig. 2' is. a fragmental.'perspective of; a corner of the trunk. with the inv'ention .applied; and`l W o i z i Fig`` 3' is a' fragmental` transverse-secfional view, taken ,through the .various parts slightly separated. e' i i V' I My improved connecting means is shown herein in combination witha trunk or other container having a boxportion 5 com'prising a bottom-and side and end walls 7 and 8,

anda lid portion 6 comprising atop'wall 9 and side and end walls, 10'fand 11.l 'Each Vof saidtwal'ls comprises a veneered wooden body 14 (Fig. 2) and an' onterl sheathing v15 A'of sheet metal, ywater'proof fabric or the like,

though other materials may beused,' and the invention is not1 limited to an outer sheathing..

The connecting means at each edge ofthe containerinclndesan inner` molding or strip 16'v of approximate- U-shapedcross section having diverged margins 17 secured against the inner margin ofthe respective'adjacent walls 14,' the Curved intra-marginal part 18 ofthe 'moldingsbeing disposede between and spacing'the edge faces 19vof the'w'alls.

An outer molding or strip 20 is provided with a curved midl partzlnestingon said intra-marginal` part 187 an' offset marginal pa-rt 23 secured against the ontern'iargin of the adjacent walls ltor thesheathing 15, and ashoulder, portion 21 ,.b etween A the in i d part 21 and marginalparts 23-disposcd adjacent to the outer portion of the end face 19V of the walls. Rivets 25l passing through i Said margins and marginal parts secnrethe walls and moldmgs together.

Relnforcements 27 and corner protectors 9,8"bridgi1'1gV over and, con'formng tol the outer facesof the ends of'the onter moldings 20, are provided with 'inset perforated ex'- tensions or-earsV 30 secured by rivets 31 to the respective adj acent walls.

I claim: i p

1. 'In a container of thel characterz described, in combination, adj acent walls spaced apart in angnlar relation' at` their edge portions, means'for bridging the space between said walls secured to the inner surfaces of adjacent edge portions of the walls and having an arcnate portion in cross section located in the space between the walls, and means for reinforcing the bridging means secured to the outer surfaces of .adjacent edge portions of said walls and having an arcuate portion in cross section conformably overlying the arcuate portion of the bridging means.

2. In a container of the charactei` described, in combination, adjacent walls spaced apart in angular relation at their edge portions, means for bridging the space between said walls secured to the inner snrfaces of adjacent edge portions of the walls and having an arcuate portion in crosssection located in the space between the walls, means for reinforcing the bri'd jing means secnred to the outer snrfaces of adjacent edge portions of said walls and ha vifzig an arcnate portion in cross-section conformablj7 overlying the arcuate portion of the bridging means, and means arcuate in crosssection secured to the enter snrfaces of the a'djacent walls and conformably overlying the arcuate portion of the reinforcing` means for reinforcing said means at each of the ends of the adjaeent walls.

3. In a container of the Character described, in combination, adjacent walls spaced apart in angnlar relation at their edge portions, a member having in cross section an arcnate portion bri'dging the space between the walls and having straight end portions'on the 'ends of the arcuate portion secured to the inner surfaces of adjaeent edge portions of the walls, a member having in cross-section an arcuate portion conformably overlying the arcuate portion of the first member and having offset straight end portions at the ends of the aronate portion secured to the outer surfaces of adjacent 'edge portions of said walls, and a cornercap having in cross-section an arcuate portion conformably overlying the arcuate portion of the second member and having offset straight portions at the ends of the last mentioned arcuate portion overlying the offset end portions of the second member and having straight end portions inset at the ends of said offset straight portions secured to the onter side surfaces of said walls.

Ll. ln a container of the Character described, in combination, adjacent walls spaced apart in angular relation at their edge portions, means secured to the inner surfaces of adjaeent edge portions of said walls and having an ontwardly extended portion located in the space between the walls for bridging the space between the walls, and means for reinforcing the first means s-ecured to the outer surfaces of adjacent eclge portions of said walls and having a portion conformably overlying the outwardly extended portion of the bridging means.

Ina container of the character described, in combination, adjacentwalls spaced apart in angular relation at their edge portions, a member having in crosssection an arcuate portion located in the space between the walls and bri'dging said space and having straight end portions at the ends of the arcnate portion secured to the inner snrfaces of adjacent edge portions of said walls, and a member having in crosssection an arcnate portion conformably overlying the arcnate portion of the first member and having offset straight end portions at the ends of the arcuate portion secured to the enter snrfaces of adjacent edge portions of said walls.

6. In a container of the Character 'described, a corner cap having in cross-section' arcuate mid portion and having offset straight portions at the ends of the areuate ;ortion and having inset straight end portions at the 'ends of said offset straight portions.

7. In combination, in a trunk or other container, a box portion comprising a bottoin wall and side and end walls; a lid portion eomprising a top wall and side and end walls; each of said walls eomprising a veneered wooden body and an outer sheathing of sheet metal, waterproof fabric or the like; connecting means at each edge of the container coinprising an inner molding of approximate U-shaped cross section having diverged margins secnred against the inner margin of the respective adjacent walls, the curved intra-marginal parts of the molding being vdisposed between and spacing the inner edge of the walls; an outer molding having' a cnrved mid part nesting on said intra-marginal part, an offset marginal part secured against the enter margin of the adjacent walls, and shonlder portions between the mid part and niarginal part disposed adjacent to the onter portion of the end face of the walls; rivets passing through said margins and marginal parts for securing the walls and inoldings together; and reinforcements and corner protectors bridging` over and conforming to the outer faces of the ends of the outer. moldings and provided with inset perforated extension ears secured by rivets to the respective adjacent walls.

JosEPH Bene.

Referenced by
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US2858037 *Jun 6, 1955Oct 28, 1958Container Supply And Res CoCorner construction
US5000301 *Jan 13, 1987Mar 19, 1991501 Louis Vuitton MalletierSuitcase
EP0103525A1 *Sep 13, 1983Mar 21, 1984Louis Vuitton S.A.Suitcase
WO1984001093A1 *Sep 14, 1983Mar 29, 1984Vuitton Louis SaImproved suitcase
Classifications
U.S. Classification190/37
International ClassificationA45C5/04, A45C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C5/04
European ClassificationA45C5/04