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I 1,556,352 PATENT OFFICE.
JACOB BITTER, FAR ROCKAWAY, NEW YORK.
Application filed January To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JACOB BITTER, a citi-' zen of the United States, and a resident of Far Rockaway, county of Queens, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bags, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to bags, and particularly, ladies hand bags, and the general object of the invention is to provide a securing means which is, under normal circumstances, concealed, but which may be readily operated to open the bag. 7
A further object is to provide a bag which has an invisible, collapsible frame combined with the concealed securing means.
Further objects will appear from the description to follow and embodiments of the invention will be shown in the accompanying drawings, and the invention will be hereinafter described and finally pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of one em-' bodiment of my invention;
Figure 2 is a section taken on line 2-2 of Figure 3; i
Figure 3 is a'perspective View of a modi-.
fied form of my invention;
Figure 4 isa sectional View of still another modified form;
Figure 5 is a sectional view of still another modified form;
Figure 6 is a perspective view of another embodiment;
Figure 7 is a perspective view of another embodiment, and
.Figure 8 is a vertical section taken on line 88 of Figure 7.
Similar character references indicate corresponding parts throughout the various views. While the bag ispreferably made of textile or leather material the sectional views show the parts as plain lines in order to avoid confusion in the representations.
Referring to the drawings and more particularly to Figures 1 and 2, there-is shown a bag having an invisible, collapsible frame member which is concealed and which normally holds the bag in closed position. When the opening of the bag is extended, or opened this concealed frame holds the same open. The bag itself may be of any shape,
as indicated by 10 and it has at its upper por-. tion forming the opening of the bag hems or loop portions 11 which surround and enclose 16, 1925. Serial No. 2,741.
.the metallic frame 12. This metallic frame is hinged at 13 and 14 and also at 15 and 16. The sides of the bag are gathered at the lower portion ofthe frame, and, acting as gussets, gives additional support and eliminates pulling and sagging, Extending be-' yond the textile covering of the invisible frame 12 are upwardly-extending members made of textile material, indicated by 17, which extend above and these materials are made relatively stiff though flexible, being made of superimposed textile materials so as to give with the opening or closing of the bag but retain their positions in conformity with the opening and closing of the invisible collapsible frame. A suitable closing device may be provided, as indicated by the snap members 18 and-18 in Figure 4, or by another form .19, in Figure 5, and then a covering flap 20.secured at 21 having a snap fastener 22 which may be provided so as to give an artistic appearance to the bag, as shown in perspective view in Figure 6.
' Preferably, however, I provide instead of the fastening devices .18, 18 and 19, in Figures 4 and 5, a concealed hooklessfastener as shown in Figures 1, 3, 7 and 8, which may be readily closed or opened by the movement of .the sliding member 23. The structure of these fastening devices is shown in U.- S.
Letters Patent No. 1,322,650, and I make no r claim to the structure thereof as my invention, claiming however the cooperation with and combination of this particular fastening device, the specific arrangement and locality of which enables a very efficient bag to be produced. The members holding these hookless fasteners are indicated in Figure 3 in perspective by the character 25, and shown in the section, in Figure 2, the members supthese embodiments do not contain the invisible collapsible frame and inorder to'p1'o-' vide an eflicient bag the inner lining '26 extends to the-lower portion 27 of the hookless fastener and the two members 17 and 17 are capable of spreading action, the
lower portion of the member 17 being secured to and in continuation with the ba 10 itself. Between the two members 17 and 17 and secured to their upper edges is stiffening member 24 of card oard or other suitable material. This member extends downwardly and has its lower edge free between the lower edges of members 17 and 17 a so that the lower portions of all of these members are capable of independent movement. By this arrangement I provide a gap portion 27 between the member 26 and bag 10 and give a certain flexibility to the movement of the parts in that while the bag is closed the portions 26 act as a closure top to the contents of the bag, whereas when the bag is opened these parts 26 fall in line with the outer covering of the bag. I
Among the advantages, is the provision of a bag that gives and provides a roomy construction., The upwardly extending mem-' bers, being secured at their upper edges only, permit the fasteners to be drawn together without drawing upon the outer member and bag material and the hookless metallic fasteners and sliding member provides fastening means for the bag which prevents the contents from falling out or the bag from opening without the knowledge of the owner. The invisible collapsible frame in the up er portion of the ba adds strength to the bag and prevents the reaking of the ha and fastening means.
other advantage is the provision of a bag which can be quickly opened, and due to the construction of the upper portion thereof, will remain in open position or in closed position owing to that tendency of fered by the collapsible frame and stifi'ening in the. upwardly extending members 17. Other advantages appear in the ready opening of the bag and the ready closing of the same, no part of the fastening device being in the way of the use of the bag.
Further advantages of the constructions of the embodiments disclosed will readily appear to users of such bags. andthose skilled in the art.
Having shown and described preferred embodiments of various features of my invention, it is to be understood nevertheless that the bag may also be produced invarious other alternative forms. Accordingly, I reserve the privilege of resorting to all such legitimate changes in form, proportion, and arrangement of the parts as may be fairly considered within the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the following claims.
By virtue of the fact that the members 17 and 17 are held together at their upper ends and preferably there secured to the stiffener 24 as indicated at 24, the bag when it is filled, permits an expanding movement of the members 17 and 17 in respect to the stiffening member 24. In certain cases the stiffener 24 follows either the member 17 or the member 17". By virtue of the com siderable contents in the bag, the parts 17 and 17 spreading out or expanding, permit its top, side portions on the bag extending upwardly beyond the open top, a plurality of hingedly connected frame sections secured to the bag and spaced slightly below the open top t ereoffor distending andcollaps ing the open top, and a hookless fastener having its side members secured to the open top of the bag and spaced above the frame sections and its sliding member operating between said upwardly extending side portion of the bag, said hookless fastener adapted to close the o 11 top of the ba and yieldingly hold the ame sections coTlapsed.
2. A bag comprising an outer container having an opening at its top, a lining member within the container in which articles are to be received, upwardly extending portions of the bag arranged on either side above the opening at the top of the container, said portions each having an outer member secured to the outer container and an inner portion secured at its upper edge to the upper edge of the outer member and its lower edge to the lining member within the container, and a. stiffening member secured between the up er edges of said inner and outer members of the upwardly extending portion of the bag and extending between the lower edges of said portion.
3. A bag comprising an outer container having an opening at its top, a lining member wlthin thecontainer in which articles are to be received, upwardly extending portions of the bag arranged on either side above the opening at the top of the containe'r, said portions each having an outer member secured to the outer container and an inner portion secured at its upper edge; to the upper edge of the outer member and its lower edge to the lining member within the container, a stiffening member secured between the upper edges of said inner and outer members of the upwardly extending portion of the bag and extending between the lower edges of said portion, a hookless fastener having its side members secured to the lower edges of the inner members of the upwardly extending portions of the bag, and a sliding member on said fastener members having an operating member between said upwardly extending portions of the bag.
4. A bag comprising an outer container having an opening at its top, a lining mem# ber within the container-in which articles are to be. received, upwardly extending ortions of the bag arranged on either side a (we the opening at the top of the container, said portions each having an outer member secured to the outer container andan inner portion secured at its upper edge to the upper edge of the outer member and its lower edge to the lining member within the container, a stiffening member secured between the upper edges of said inner and outer members of the upwardly extending portion of the bag and extending between the lower edges of saidportion, and a. collapsible frame comprising hinged sections concealed between said outer container and inner linor closed position.-
5. In a bag, separable members permanently joined at their upper portions and capable of separating movement at the other portions thereof, and an interior llnmg and an exterior cover individually secured to the lower parts of the separable members,
said separable members adapted to spread and distribute the strains and stresses of a filledbag, to remove such strains and stresses from the, frame and closure of the bag.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as v signed my name hereto.
my invention, I have JACOB BITTER. I