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Publication numberUS1571475 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1926
Filing dateJun 19, 1925
Priority dateJun 19, 1925
Publication numberUS 1571475 A, US 1571475A, US-A-1571475, US1571475 A, US1571475A
InventorsHenry J Guenther
Original AssigneeTherman Leather Goods Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brief bag
US 1571475 A
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Feb. 2 1926.

. |-L|..J. GUENTHER BRIEF BAG Patented Feb. 2, 1926.




Application iled June 1l, 1925. Serial No. 38,176.

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, Hanny J. GUnN'rHsn, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Brief Bagsa; and I do hereby declare the following to a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in thel art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The invention relates to brief bags and has for its object to provide a simple, durable and effective structure involving relatively few parts, that may be made and assembled at a minimum of labor and expense, to which ends the invention comprises a bag having sides provided with upper extensions which are slotted to constitute handles for carrying the ba integral end and bottom members provi ed with bellows folds se cured to the lateral and bottom edges of the sides and, if desired, havin; one or more partitions secured between fol s of the ends, flaps attached to the inner faces of the side extensions, which flaps are rovided with fastening means secured to t eir lon 'tudinal ed es, said fastening means pre erably being ormed of interengagin loops, which are moved into and out of loc ng arrangement b a slide.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a .perspective view of the bag in relatloml ed rt. l

1g. 1s an en arg a 1a perspective of one end of the bag s owing one of the closing flaps in o n position.

Referring to t e drawing, 1, 1 indicate the sides of the bag, which are preferably formed of single ieces of leather, or similar material, general rectangular in shape and having an upwa extension 2 with its upper ed cut with a compound curve, the centra ortion of each extension 2 being provid with a relatively large opening 3 whereby the extensions constitute integral handles or hand grips by which the bag is carried.

Secured to the lateral and bottom edges of each side member 1, 1 is an integral section of leather, which is provided with bellows folds to constitute the expansible ends 4 and bottom 4' of the bag, the ends extending up to the portions of the sides where the extensions 2 of the latter begin. If desired, one or more partitions may be secured between the folds of the ends 4, as indicated in Fig. 2.

Fastened to the inner faces of the extensions 2 of each side member 1 is a flap 6, which, as shown, covers the entire interior face of the extension but which, obviously, may be attached to the extension by a narrow fold suliicient to rmit the liap to be stitched to the inner ace of the extension. The flaps constitute the means for closing the bag and, when in closed position, the filage are bent inwardl and upwardly. In o er to hold and loe1 the iaps in closed position, suitable cooperating fastening means may be applied to the inner edges .of the flaps, and, as shown, the preferred type of fastening device comprises the well known form of interlocking metallic eyes or loops 10, secured to supporting tapes 11, which eyes or loops are moved into and out of inter ockin enga ment by means of a slide 12 provi ed wit an operating tab 13. By drawing the slide 12 lon 'tudlnall of the bag in one direction, the e ements o the fastener are interlocked and the bag is sealed and, by drawing the slide in the opposite direction, the elements of the fastening device are disengaged and the bag may be opened fully.

As shown, each of the tapes 11 is stitched to the inner longitudinal edge of the corresponding Bap 6, which latter is preferably rovlded with a 'lming 7 of relatively thin exible leather, so that the tape supporting the eyes or loops of the fastening device may be secured between the outer lon itudinal edges of flaps 6 and facing 7, as s own.

As thus constructed, the bag, when empty, is exceptionally thin, so that it occu ies little siace and, ifl desired, may be ro ed or fol ed without damage to the component parts thereof, but may be readlly expanded to receive a lar number of papers, and because of the re ation of the flaps and the fastening means associated therewith, the bag ma be instantl opened or closed without di culty. Fu ermore, the

rovision of the extensions of the side memrs to form handles obviates the obection to the old type of brief bag with a oldlng cover flap, fastening strapsv and aA handle attached to the flap, which impose all of the weight of the contents of the ba upon the fastening straps and the attachedi andle, which not infrequently result in the breaking of the stra s and the handle, thereby ren dering the ag practically useless.

What I claim 1s:

1. A brief bag comprising sides formin the connin walls for the main portion o the bag having integral upward extensions and provided with openings in the exten-l sions to `form handles, flaps secured to the inner faces of the extensions, integral end and bottom members provided with bellows folds secured to the lateral and bottom edges ofthe sides, and fasten' means secured to the longitudinal edges o said flaps. y 2. A brlef ba comprising sides formin the confining wa ls for the main portion oi the Ibag having integral upward extensions and provided with openings'in the extensions tofform handles, flaps4 secured to the inner faces of the extensions integral end and bottom members provided with bellows folds secured to the lateral and bottom edges of the sides, and interlockin lslide fasteners secured to the longitudine edges of said fla lil testimony whereof I aix my signature.


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U.S. Classification383/10, D03/900, 190/900, 383/97
International ClassificationA45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S190/90, A45C3/00
European ClassificationA45C3/00