US 1603861 A
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Oct. 19 1926.
1,603,861 E. R. MuNDls l CASE FOR SCISSORS Filed August 26, 1925 u Il' 0/ I y.'
gwve'no'n E-R-Mun-cla- Patented Oct. 19,Y 1926.
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EDGAR n. MUNDIs, ONBLAIRSVILLE, :PnNNsYLv'ANIA f oAsn ron Soissons.
`Application filed August 26, 1925. Serial'No. 52,604.v I
This invention relates to a case adapted to hold a pair of scissors and one object of the invention is to so construct the case that the scissors may be thrust intoitwithout the lpoints of the scissors being liable to penetrate the lower portion ofthe case or the outer wall of the casing being torn` loose at the top by the pressure exerted in thrusting the scissors into the case. y
Another object of theinvention `is to provide an improved type of flap carried by the rear wall of the` case'and adapted to be se.l cured either against the front wall in order.
to prevent the scissors from slipping out of the case when the case and scissors are placed in the pocket or against the rear wall in order to permit the case to be suspended from a belt or other support worn by the user.
Another object of the invention is to permit the case to be formed from two pieces of leather or other flexible material which may be easilyv and quickly sewed together l [and produce a case which will be of a very simple construction and cheap to manufacture.
This invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved case;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the case, and
Fig. 3 isy a transverse sectional view through the casetalen on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
The case is in the form of a pocket open at its upper end and closed at its sides and lower end. The front wall 2 and the rear wall 3 are formed from strips of flexible material, such as leather or woven fabric but leather is preferably used as it is strong and not liable to be quickly worn. through by the points of the scissors thrust downwardly into the case. The lower portion of the case is of an even width but the upper portion gradually increases in width, as shown in Fig. 1, so that when the scissors are placed in the case the upper portion of the case will be wide enough to receive the handles. After the strip 2 from which the front wall is formed is placed against the strip 3 which forms the rear wall the eX- treme lower end portions of the strips 2 and 3 are folded outwardly back upon themselves, as shown at l and y5, and the front wall is sewed to the rear wall by stitchml ing' 6 along its sides and across its lnwer i portions,
end. The upperiedge portion of the front.
wall is cut away Vbetween itsattached side thereby providing tongue eXten-A sions 7, Vas shown in Fig... 1. `Referring to this figure, it will be seen thatwhen the scissors are thrust into the `case the pulling.
action exerted when the front wall is forced away from the rear wall will not be directed against the stitches at the upper endsof the sides of the front wall and, therefore, the front wall will not be liable to have its upper end .portion ripped-loose from .the rear wall. This causesthe life vof the caseV to kbe greatly extended.
In order to retain a pair of scissors in the case when the case is placed in the pocket and in order to permit of the case being sus-V pended from a belt when the scissors are in use there has been provided a flap 8 formed as an extension of the` rearwall. This iiap is of suflicient length to extend downwardly in overlapping relation to the front wall with its free end terminating adjacent the bottom of the case and has its free end .portion formed with a bottomhole 9 to receive the button 10 carried by the front wall. It will be readily understood that -when the scissors are placed in the case and the flap secured, as shown in Fig. 1, the scissors cancase can be safely placed in, the pocket without danger of the scissors slipping outl and causing injury to the person carrying them. When the scissors are to be used, it
is desirable to have the case suspended from the beltJ so that the scissors can be easily removed from thecase and replaced when not in use. There has, therefore, been provided additional buttons 12 and '13 which are secured to t-he rear wall,V the button 13 being located in substantially opposed relation to the button 10 and intended to be received in the buttonhole 9 and the button 12 being located intermediate the depth of the case 'and intended to be received in the buttonhole 14. The button 12 not only serves as additional means for'securing the iap in the position shown in Fig. 2 but also serves to prevent undue movement of .the case when put in place with the flap eX- tended downwardly behind the belt. Nhen' so positioned, the button 12 is disposed beneath the belt and will prevent the case from being drawn upwardly when the scisvsors are removed from the case. It` will case which is of a very simple construction and will serve very effectively to carry a pair of scissors.
Having thus Idescribed the invention, I claim:
1. A case of the character described comprising strips of flexible material secured togetherI along their sides and lower endsto form a pocket having connected front and lrear Walls and open at its upper end, said rear wall being extended upwardly to 'form' an elongated flap .adapted Ato he selectively.
folded downwardly against'thev outer faces of the front and rear walls7 fastener elements Y carriedby'said walls adapted to engage the flap adjacent its free end and releasably seveurefthe flap in depending overlapping relation to a Selected wall, and a fastener kcarried by saidrear wall to releasably engage the flap intermediate its vlength and cooperate with the fastener engaging the free grild to retain the case in engagement with a A 2. A case of the character described comprising front and rear walls joined at their sides and bottom to form a pocket open at its upper end, a flap extending upwardly from said rear wall and adapted to be selectively folded downwardly against the outer faces of the front and rear walls, fastener Velements carried by said walls and adapted to engage said flap adjacent its free end and secure the `flap in depending overlapping relation to a selected wall, and a fastener carried by said rear wall to releasably engage the flap intermediate its length and cooperatewith the fastener engaging its free end to retain the case in engagement with a support extending bet-.Ween 'the Hap and rear wall.
In testimony whereof I affix ,my signature.
EDGAR R. MUNDIS. [11.5.]