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Dec. 28 ,1926. 1,612,342
F. K. ALSTRAND COMBINED HAND BAG AND VANITY CASE} Filed May 27, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet '1 Dec. 28,1926. 1,612,342
F.. K., ALSTRAND COMBINED HANDBAG AND VANITY CASE Filed ma z'r, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet -2 Patented Dec. 28 1926.
. FELIX K. ALS'1MND, O! 81* YORK, 11. Y.
COMBINED HANDJBAG VANITY CASE.
Application fled Kay a1, 1024. mm Io. 710,209.
M invention relates to im rovements in han bags in combination wit vanity cases, and the objects of the improvements are, first, the provision of a one-piece skeleton or frame thereof; second, the provision of means whereby coins of all sizes may be -conveniently carried without using 'a separate purse therefor; and, third, the arran ement of pockets, compartments, etc., where y all of the usual conveniences of such bags or cases are-provided. I
The above objects are attained by means of the arts and combination of parts illustrate in the following drawing, in .whichv Figure 1 is a perspective view of one side of the invention;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a onepiece skeleton or frame member of the body of the invention;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the. side of the invention opposite that shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a transverse vertical cross section of the invention at its center; and
Fig. 5 is a top view of a coin container and the thumb notch in the casing adjacent thereto.
Similar numerals refer to similar parts thruout the several views.
A skeleton member Fig. 2 is covered with a casing 6 attached to, or contiguous with a pocket 7 (Figs. 1 and 4). The said skeleton member 2 (Figs. 1 and 2) contains semicircula-rly shaped notches 8 in its upper face which, in conjunction with said casing 6, form co1n containers. In order that coins in the said containers may be conveniently grasped, thumb notches 9 (Figs. 1 and 5) are cut in the said casing 6, and the flap 10 and pocket 7 are attached to said skeleton 2 at some distance below the upper edge thereof. The said flap 10 forms a closure for said coin containers, and the pocket 7 folds I against and covers said fla 10, a mirror 11, and a card and stamp poo et 12. The said pocket 7 and flap 10 are releasedly secured in normal closed relation by snap fasteners. On the side'of saidskeleton 2 to which are flexibly attached the said flap 10 and pocket 7, and hingedl disposed within its archway 14, is a walle com artmental container 13 (Figs. 3 and 4) w ich 0 us outwardly and downwardly, the a ore-men tioned casing 6 being, as illustrated, contiguous with its bottom 15, and also for a flexible hinge therefor '(Fig. 4). This walled container 13 may comprise one or more rectangular, and one or more circular compartments, and is held in normal closed relation b a sna fastener.
The ba portion 16 of .the above-mentioned snap fastener is one end of a rivet, or pin 17 whose opposite end 18 (Fig. 1) forms the ball portion of the snap fastener of the afore-mentioned flap 10. This pin 17 rotrudes from the hole 20 (Fig. 2) sufhciently in both directions to be riveted, or
otherwise secured against washers and conjointly to form the said ball members 16 and 18 of said snap fasteners.
In one or. both upright elements of said skeleton member Fig. 2 axial holes-19 may be bored, in which pencils, slender vials, or the like, may be carried.
Any "form of a handle may be'attached in a conventional manner to this-hand bag or 'case. various changes in its form, proportions, and minor details of construction, the arrangement and number of certain parts, and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as pro erly' fall within the sco ofthe appended claims.
aving described my invention what I claim is:
1. The combination in a hand bag of an arch member having a bridge portion containing a plurality of open sections with a casing adapted to house said arch having a flap adapted to. cover said open sections and a separate flap adapted to cover the lower portion of said arch within the edges thereo 2. The combination of an arch member having a transverse bridge portion and a pair of leg members with a casing for said arch having a flap adapted to cover and bridge the space between said leg members and a separate flap adapted to cover the 11 per part of said bridge portion to completely. contain and conceal the chambers and s aces in said arch.
3. combined hand bagand vanity ase comprising, in combination, a right angularly arched skeleton member or frame with semi-circularly shaped notches in its upper face, a com artmental container hin e ly disposed wit in the archway of said ske eton member, a casing attached to said skeleton I and slitted to allow for the said hinged disition of said container whose bottom is ornied by the portion of said casing The invention is susceptible to said notches in t downwardly against the opposite side ofsaid bag, a flap attached to said container beneath the juncture of said casing and pocket, its free plortion being a closure for eton member.
4. A combined hand bag and vanity case comprising a rectangular arched. skeleton member having a transverse portion and a pair of opposite legs, a series of arcuate portions in the outer edge of said transverse portion, there being a longitudinal chamber in one of said legs opening to the extremity thereof, and means to cover said skeleton member.
5. The combination in a hand bag of a rectangular arch member comprising a major arch terminating in a pair of parallel legs and a series of mmor arches upon the 6 upper face of said skel;
a i bridge of said arch, with a casing to contain said member having a flap upoli one side adaptedto fold over to the other side to envelope andcover said minor arches and a secondflap secured to a bottom edge of said casing adapted to cover the opening in said major arch.
6. The combination in a hand bag of a skeleton frame member having a transverse section terminating in a pair of legs to form an archand a plurality of relatively smaller arches in the upper edge of said transverse section, with a casing adapted to contain said skeleton frame member having upon the upper portion thereof aflap to cover said upper arches and upon the lower portion of the opposite side of said casing a hinged container adapted to fold into the open area of said main arch and cover the same. 3
In testimony whereof, I affix mysi ature. FELIX K. ALSTR ND.