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Publication numberUS1586147 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 25, 1926
Filing dateApr 6, 1925
Priority dateApr 6, 1925
Publication numberUS 1586147 A, US 1586147A, US-A-1586147, US1586147 A, US1586147A
InventorsFlory William E
Original AssigneeFlory William E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand bag
US 1586147 A
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Patented May 25, 1926.

UNITED STATES WILLIAM E. FLORY, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

HAND BAG.

Application filed April 6, 1925.

My invention relates to improvements in hand bags and other analogous receptacles, and the same has for its object more particularly to provide a simple, reliable and convenient container which may be readily opened or closed by the change of position of a member serving as a handle or carrier or the receptacle.

Further, said invention has for its object to provide a device of the character specilied consisting essentially of a supporting member or handle portion and a receptacle element having its open edge, in part, fired to said supporting member or handle portion and, in part, movably attached thereto whereby the mouth of said receptacle may be opened or closed by the tilting of said supporting member or handle portion in one direction or the other.

Further, said invention has for its object to provide a device of the character specilied in which the mouth of the receptacle or bag is fiXedly secured at one point along its edge to a loop-shaped support or member, and the remaining portions of said edge at the opposite sides of said point of securement are loosely or slidably attached to said support or member whereby to cause the mouth of said receptacle to be opened or closed by the movement of the movable parts thereof from or towards said fixed part.

Further, said invention has for its object to provide a device of the character specified in which the mouth of a flexible or pliable receptacle is immovably held at a point along its edge to an annular or loop-shaped handle member, and the remaining portions of the edge of said mouth, at each side of said fixed portion, slidably mounted upon said annular or loop-shaped handle member whereby when said handle member is inclined or brought into vertical position with.

the liXed portion of said receptacle lower most the receptacle will be caused to close, and when said handle is brought into reverse position -the receptacle will be caused to open.

Other objects will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out hereinafter.

To the attainment of the aforesaid objects and ends, my invention consists in the novel details of construction, and in the combination, connection and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described and then pointed out in the claims.

Serial No. 21,120.

In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specilication:-

Figure 1 is an elevation showing one form of receptacle constructed according to and embodying my said invent-ion; the saine being shown in closed position;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view thereof showing the same in open position;

F ig. 3 is a detail sectional View thereof, and

Fig. 4 is a detail vieu7 showing a modified construction.

ln said drawings, the device is represented as comprising a receptacle or bag 10 Which may be made of knitted or textile fabric or any other sufficiently flexible or pliable material, and having its open end or mouth attached to a support or handle 1l. The support or handle 11 may be of any convenient form but by preference is made in the form of a circular or elliptical member Which Will serve as a means for carrying` the device from which the receptacle or bag is suspended by members such as loops or rings 12 which loosely engage said support or handle so as to permit of the saine sliding- :freely thereon.

In order to cause the open end or mouth of the bag 10 to open and close by the change of position of the support or handle ll, the edge of the bag is fixed at one point with respect to said support or handle by securing one ring 12 to an eye 13 fixedly secured in the underside of the support or handle 11, and leaving` the rings l2 along` the remaining portionsoithe edge oi said bag lO arranged to eac-h side of said support or handle 11 free to slide thereon.

By preference the support or handle ll is made more or less elliptical, and the eye 13 located at about the center of one oi the shorter bends of said handle ll, in order to insure said handle assuming a position with its longer axis vertical when the bag is suspended from the hand or arm, and causing the open end of the bag to be crowded into the smaller curved end of the handle 11, one half, more or less, of the edge of the open end 0f the bag falling Vto each side of the eye 13.

In the modiication illustrated at Fig. 4, the eye 13 is replaced by a pair of annular ribs 14, arranged parallel with sufficient space between the same to accommodate and retain a ring l2a secured to the bag 10 lill) against longitudinal movement upon the handle lla.

lVhen the handle ll is held in the hand or suspended from the wrist ot the person cari rying the bag the rings l2 at the open end of the bag will assume a position at the lower` end of the handle ll to each side of the eye 13, and close the end of the bag. lVhen access to the interior of the bag is desired it merely becomes necessary to grasp the end of the handle opposite to that in which the eye 13 is secured and tilt the same so as to bring the end in which said eye 13 is secured into position to a plane above that in which the upper end of the handle, as illustrated at Fig. 2, whereupon the movable rings l2 on the edge ot' the bag will ride downwardly upon the opposite sides of the handle ll, as indicated by the arrow Z), until further movement is restrained by the iixed part 12, and thus cause the mouth of the bag lO to be distended. To close the bag again it merely becomes necessary to reverse the operation just described.

It is to be noted that where the handle or support 1l is not made in the form ol an annulus or endless member, that the ends thereof should be disposed in close proximity to one another, and prete xably secured together to prevent any of t-he rings l2 escaping therebetween.

Having thus described my said invention, what l claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is l. A device of the character described comprising a receptacle having a flexible upper edge, a supporting member, means for lixedly securing a portion of the upper edge of said receptacle to said member, and means for slidably connecting the remainder of the upper edge of said receptacle to said member at opposite sides of said securing means, substantially as specified.

A device of the character described comprising a receptacle formed of yieldingmaterial having an open upper end, a supporting member, means for Iixedly securing said receptacle atone point along the edge of its open end to said supporting member, and the remaining portions of the edge of said open upper end being slidably connected to said supporting member at each side of said point of lined secmement and treely movable about said supporting member towards and from said point of securement whereby to cause the closing and opening, respectively, of said open upper end by the change ot position oiV said supporting member, substantially as speciiied.

3. A device ot the character described comprising a bag, a supporting member adapted to be held in the hand, means tor securing said bag at a point along its upper edge to said member, and rings secured llong the upper edge oit said bag and slidably connected to said member at opposite sides of the point at which' said bag is secured to said membez', whereby to permit of the opening and closing ot said bag by the tilting oi said member upwardly and downwardly, respectively, substantially as specilied.

l. A device et the character described comprising a bag, a loop-shaped snpportii'ig member serving as a handle or carrier for aid bag, a ring` member fixed on said loopshaped supporting member whereby to permit oit' the securement ot said bag, at one point `along its edge, to said supporting member, and rings secured at intervals alongthe edge of said bag at each side of said fixed ring-member; said rings slidably engaging said supporting member whereby to cause said bag to be opened and closed by the tilting of said supporting` member upwardly `and downwardly, respectively, substantially as specified.

Signed at the city olf New Yolr and State of `rlew York, this third day of October, one thousand nine hundred and twentylive.

VILLIAM E. FLORY.

Referenced by
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US5160196 *Feb 15, 1991Nov 3, 1992Joseph CurtisTrash bag with mouth stiffener insert
US6030121 *Jul 6, 1998Feb 29, 2000Strzyinski; Sandra J.Convertible display and tote member
US9038248Jan 10, 2013May 26, 2015Corey D. LinnLeash attachable bag holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification383/25, 383/71, 383/76, 383/24
International ClassificationA45C3/00, A45C3/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/04
European ClassificationA45C3/04