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Publication numberUS1604658 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 26, 1926
Filing dateApr 23, 1923
Priority dateApr 23, 1923
Publication numberUS 1604658 A, US 1604658A, US-A-1604658, US1604658 A, US1604658A
InventorsPost William H
Original AssigneeGeorge S Myers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined shopping bag and hand bag
US 1604658 A
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Patented Oct. 26, 1926.

UNITED ASTATES 1,604,658 PAT-ENT oFFicE.

WILLIAM H. POST, LAKEWOOD, OHIO, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-FOURTH T0 GEORGE S. MYERS, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.

COMBINED SHOPPING BAG AND HAND BAG.

Application 'lled April 23, 1923. Serial No. 633,957.

The present invention relates to what may be termed a combined hand bag and shopping bag. i

The object of the invention 1s to provide a structure which when in its full open position providesa shopping bag of comparatively large capacity, and when in its' folded condition resembles a hand bag, and in fact,`

,is so constructed that when' in its folded condition there is a compartment available for use in the same fashion as is found in those constructions of hand bags proper.

Reference should be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of thisspec'ification, in which-Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the bag in its folded condition 1n which it may be used as a hand bag g. Fig. 2 is a perspective view showlng the bag in completely unfolded condition; Fig. 3 1s alview of the reverse side to that shown in Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the bag in partly folded condition; F ig. 5 is a sectional clevation of the bag in completely folded condition; Fig. 6 is a perspective view showing the shopping bag folded to smaller size.

Referring to the drawings, the bag 'comprises a front portion 1 and a rear portion 2 which are sewed or otherwise secured together along all edges except the top edges of these portions.

The portion 1 is provided with a handle 3, and the` portion 2 is provided with a handle. 4, and these handles are fastened to their respective portions in such manner that they are superimposed and capable of overlapping when the bag is in folded condition. The portion 1 has secured thereto a Hap 5 which is secured upon the inside of the portion 1 andextends upon the outside portion of the member 1 and around the upper edge thereof.

Upon the outside ofthe portion 2 a piece 6 is stitched around its edges, all. except the top edge, and this piece 6 therefore forms a. pocket. There is a covering flap 7 which covers the major portion of the piece 6. and is secured to the piece 6 by means of a snap 8. This coveringflap 7 is stitched at .the place indicated at 9, and there is an extending flap 10 which passes beyond the upper edge of the part 2 and is capable of extending between the handles 3 and 1 and overlying the. portion 1. This flap 10 is provided with a snap 11 which is adapted to engage 12 will hold the upper edges of the portions 1 and 2 together. When the bag is in folded condition, asin Fig. 1, the snap 11 is adapted to engage with the snap 12a which is carried by the portion 2, as will be clearly seen by reference to Fig. 1.

The flap 5 has a snap 13 which isadapted to engage with asnap,14. shown in Fig. v3, when the bag is in its unfolded condition, such as is shown in Fig. 2. Y

With the bag in the condition illustrated in Fig. 2, that is, completely unfolded, then the interior of the bag is all available for use. v

If it be desired to use a bag of half the capacity of that which is shown in Fig. 2, then the bag may be folded in the middle portion, that is to say, the lower edge having the snaps 15 and 16, may be folded over so that they engage with the snaps 1'5a and 16a, as shown in Fig. 6. When this is done, what was before the lower edge of the portion 2 is retained at the portion thereof between the Snaps 15 and 16 by means of the flap 5. which in this instance engages with a snap 17 which is carried at the lower end of the portion 10. In this condition the flap 10 may still close the upper edges of the bag from gaping open by engagement of the snap 11 with a snap .18 which is carried by the portion 2.

When it is desired to completely fold the bag and convert it to a hand bag, the bag as shown in Fig. 2 is folded upon lines which are indicated at 19 and 20, the outer edges being folded inwardly, as indicated in F ig. 4. The body portion of the bag is then folded in three folds with what has before been the lower edge of the portions 1 and 2 folded inside. When this is done the Hap 5 extends over the folded portion, and the snap 13 thereof engages with a snap 14, as shown in Fig. 1. This then holds the bag in its folded condition, and it will be seen that the compartment which is now available to receive contents as indicated at 20d in Fig. 1, is of greatly reduced size. and by properly proportioning the size of the bag this finally folded form 'will be of the dimensions such as a hand bag of usual form has, and the usable compartment 20 will be comparable to the inside compartmentpof the usual form of ladies hand bag.

When the bag is in its folded condition,

lill) as shown in Fig. 1, the flap 10 may be folded over so that the snap 11 will engage with the snap 12, thereby to complete the hand bag edect and to keep the edges of the upper compartment from gaping.

When the bag is folded and in the position shown in Fig. 4, it will be noted that the ends-of the handle straps 3 and 4: are together, and in the folding operation one of the straps is inside of the other, and therefore when the bag is in its completely folded position, as shown'in Fig. 1, the two straps are overlying .and form in effect a single handle, thereby simulating usual constructions of ladies hand bags in which a double handle is used.

Having described my invention, I claim:

l. A combined shopping bag and hand bag having front and rear walls of flexible material adapted to lie flat one upon the other and connected along the side and lower edges of the bag, the upper end of the bag being open and having handles, 'said bag being foldable, first about two longitudinal lines which lie substantially midway between the longitudinal center line of the bag and side edges to position the opposite side edge portions flat against the rear wall of the bag and substantially in abutting relation and then about two transverse lines one above and the other below the transverse center line, a flap secured tothe front wall, a detachable fastener member secured to the flap, and a detachable fastener member secured to the front wall of the bag in a position to be engaged with the fastener member of the flap when the bag is completely folded in compact relation.

2. A combined shopping bag and hand bag having front and rear walls of fiexible material adapted to lie flat one upon the other and connected along the side and lower edges of the bag, the upper end of the bag being open and having handles, each handle being in the form of a strap having its opposite ends secured to the upper ed e portion of one of said walls at points su stantially midway between the center and ends of the upper edge thereof, the side edge portions of the bag 'being foldable against the rear wall about parallel longitudinal lines extending from the points of attachment of said handles, said edge portions when folded lying` flat against the rear wall with the opposite edges of the bag lying in substantially abuttin relation, the lower portion of the partially olded bag being foldable upon itself toward the inwardly folded edge portions about a transverse fold line, and in the same direction about a second transverse fold line substantially midway between the rst transverse fold line and the top of the bag, a flap secured to the front wall, a detachable fastener member secured to the flap. and a detachable fastener member secured to the front wall of the bag in a position to be engaged with the fastener member of the flap when the bag is completely folded in compact relation.

3. A combined shopping bag and hand bag having front and vear walls of flexible material -adapted to lie flat one upon the other and connected along the side and lower edges of the bag, the upper end of the bag being open, said bag being adapted to be folded about a transverse line to dispose the rear wall within the front wall and form a half size shopping bag, or to be folded first about two longitudinal lines and having the edges of the bag lying in substantially abutting relation, and then about two transverse lines one above and the other below the transverse center line and form a hand bag, a pair of superposed flaps secured to the upper edge of the front wall, the outer flaps being longer than the inner, separable fastener members secured to the iaps adjacent the `free ends thereof, and two pairs of separable fastener members secured to the said front wall, one pair positioned to co-operate with the fastener members of the flaps when the bag is folded to form a half size shopping bag, and one pair positioned to eo-operate with the fastener members of the flaps when the bag is folded in compact relation to form a hand bag.

4. A combined shopping bag and hand bag .having front and rear Walls of flexible material adapted to lie Hat one upon the other and connected along the side and lower edges ofthe bag, the upper end of the bag being open and having handles, said bag being foldable.Y first about two longitudinal lines which lie between the longitudinal center lin-e of the bag and side edges to position the opposite side edge portions flat against the rear wall of the bag with the edges facing each other and then about two transverse lines one above and the other below the transverse center line, a flap secured to one Wall of the bag` a detachable fastener member secured to the Hap, and a detachable fastener member secured to the front wall of the bag in a position to be engaged with the fastener member of the flap when the bag is completely folded in compact relation.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto atiix my signature.

WILLIAM H. POST.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/2, 5/417
International ClassificationA45C3/00, A45C3/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/04
European ClassificationA45C3/04