Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1636060 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1927
Filing dateMar 11, 1926
Publication numberUS 1636060 A, US 1636060A, US-A-1636060, US1636060 A, US1636060A
InventorsHoward L. Kennedy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
kennedy
US 1636060 A
Abstract  available in
Images(2)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

t? 2 Sheets-Sheet l .Il L

TRAVELING BAG H. L. KENNEDY Filed March ll, 1926 July 19, 1 927.

INVENTOFQ Howard L. Kennedy BY Mouv( w- ATTORNEYS L63&060 July 19 1927 H. L. KENNEDY `Trumsmmv BAG Filed March 11, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR glgo Howard l.. Kennedy BY www( ATTOR YS Patented July 19, 1927.

UNITED STATES HOWARD L. KENNEDY, OF VAN WERT, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO KENNEDY MANUFACTUR- l PATENT OFFICE.

ING COMPANY, F VAN WERT, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF INDIANA.

TRAVELIN G BAG.

Application led March 11, 1926. Serial No. 93,898.

This invention relates to improvements in sheet metal traveling bags and is an improvement over the invention disclosed in my Patent No. 1,153,393, dated September An object of my invention is to provide a sheet metal traveling bag or carrying case, in which the movable closure members may be assembled with their meeting edges in substantially flush relation.

Another object of this invention is to provide a sheet metal carrying case of rigid and simple construction.

Other objects ofthe invention Will be apparent t0 those skilled in the art from the description of it hereinafter given.

In the drawings: j

Fi ure 1 is a front elevation of a sheet meta carrying case embodying my invention;

Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the grip shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4 of Fig. 3; j Fig. 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 6 is a section on line 6-6 of Fig. 1; Fig. 7 is a section on line 7 7 of Fig. 2; l and Fig. 8 is a fragmentary view on line 8-8 of Fig. 2.

My improved sheet metal traveling bag or carrying case comprises a bottom 1, which is shown as substantially rectangular in shape. Extendin upwardly from the bottom l are thesi e walls 2, 3 and the end Walls 4, 5. The side walls 2, 3 are shown as integral with the bottom 1, to which bottom and walls the end Walls 4, 5 may be secured, as shown in Fig. 7, by interlocking the overlapped edges thereof, to thereby form a substantial and rigid structure.

Adjacent to the substantially horizontal 4upper edge of each side wall 2, 3 and extending along substantially the entire length thereof is an inwardly offset portion 6, which is adapted to rovide for the meeting of covers with said) walls in substantially flush relation, as will be more fully described hereinafter. For rigidity the u per edge 7 of each portion 6 may be turne over outward- 1y, as shown in Fig. 5. j

The end walls 4, 5 extend upwardly of the side Walls 2, 3 in substantially triangular fashion, the tops 26 of said sides being prefn erably rounded or flattened. The end walls 4, 5 are each provided with a flanged edge, the central portion of which isrolled to form a bead 8, as shown in Fig. 4, the end portions of each said flange extending out- Wardly at 9 at substantially right angles to the respective side walls 2, 3. The portions 9 may be secured to the adjacent side Walls in a suitable manner, as by welding. By means of the portions 8 and 9, the end walls 4, 5 and particularly the triangular shaped upper portions thereof are supported in a rigid fashion. If desired, additional stiffening means may be provided by a rod 27 disposed within each bead 8.

The covers 10, 11 provide a closure for the traveling bag. The lower edges of the said covers may each be rolled as at 12 to enclose openings adapted to receive ahinge pintle. Hinge portions 13 may also be provided with circular openings for receiving a pintle and may be fastened by suitable means, such as rivets, to the inwardly offset portions 6. A pintle 14 is disposed through the cooperating openings in the members 12 and 13 to provide for pivotal connection for each of the covers 10, 11 to the portions 6 of the respective side walls 2, 3. j

When in closed position the cover 10 extends toward the tops 26 of the end walls 2, 3. Adjacent the upper edge 17 of the cover 10, which is shown as lapped over, is an inwardly offset portion 15 extending throughout the length of the cover. Overlying the adjacent portions of the end walls 2, 3 are the flanges 16, which are useful in strengthening the cover `1() as well as in preventing rain from entering the traveling bag. Additional members 18 and 19 may be disposed adjacent the flanges 16 and the lapped edge 17 and fastened thereto for strengthening purposes.

The cover 11, which is provided with end flanges 20, extends when in closed position over the tops 26 of the end Walls 4, 5 and overlies the inwardly offset portionA 15 to meet with the cooperating edge 21 of the cover 10 in substantially flush relation, the

n; di

cover 11 may be provided with a suitable carrying handle 25.

rllhus, due to the inwardly oiiset portions 6 of the side walls 2, 3 and the inwardly ottset portion l5 ot the cover lO, when the covers l0, 1l are in closed position, the meeting edges of the respective covers with the adjacent side walls 2 and 3 and with each other are in substantially flush relation.

It will be seen that I have provided a sheet metal carrying case ot economical and rigid structure, which, due to strengthening means, may be of light weight, and which is free from any protruding portions on the exterior thereof.

To those slrilled in the art many moditications of and videly diliering embodiments and applications ot my invention will suggest themselves, without departing 'from the spirit and scope thereo'li. My disclosures and the descriptions herein are purely 'ilustrative and are not intended to be in any sense limiting.

l/Vliat I claim is:

1. In a sheet metal carrying case, in combination, a substantially rectangular bottom, substantially vertical side walls having subst-antially horizontal upper edges, end walls having their upper edges extending above the side walls in substantially triangular fashion, and a pair of covers adapted to provide a closure for said carrying case, one ot said covers being connected in hinged relation to one of said side walls and extending when in closed position toward the tops of said end walls, said cover having an inwardly oiiset portion extending throughout its length adjacent to its uppermeeting edge, the second cover being connected in lhinged relation to the opposed side wall and extending when in closed position over the tops of said end walls and over theinwardly oiset portion ot the first cover, whereby the meeting edges of the two covers are'in substantially flush relation when said covers are in closed position.

2. In a sheet metal carrying case, in combination, a substantially rectangular bottom, substantially vertical side and end walls, inwardly offset port-ions adjacent to and including the upper et ge of each of said side walls, and a pair of covers adapted to provide a closure 'for said carrying case, each of said covers being connected in hinged relation to the inwardly odset portion ot one of said side walls, one of said covers having an inwardly offset portion extending throughout its length adjacent to its meeting edge, the second cover having a turned over meeting edge to provide rigidity thereto, said second cover being adapted to overlie the inwardly oset portion of the iirst cover when said covers are in closed position, whereby the meeting edges of the two covers and the meeting .edges of each cover with each respective adjacent side wall are in substantially flush relation when said covers are in closed position.

3. In a sheet meta-l carrying case, in combination, a substantially rectangular bottom, substantially vertical side walls having substantially horizontal upper edges, end walls having their upper edges extending above the side walls in substantially triangular fashion, inwardly oiiiset portions adjacent to' and including the upper edge of each of said side walls, and a pair of covers adapted to provide a closure :tor said carrying case, one of said covers being connected in hinged relation to the inwardly oiiset portion ot' one ot said side walls and extending when in closed position toward the tops of said end walls, said cover having an inwardly offset portion extending throughout its length adjacent tol its upper meeting edge, the `second cover being connected in hinged relation to the inwardly offset portion ot the opposed side wall and extending when in closed position over the tops of said end walls and over the inwardly offset portion of the first cover, whereby the meeting edges of the two covers and the meeting edges of each cover with each adjacent side wall are in substantially flush relation when said covers are in closed posit-ion. Y

Ll. In a sheet metal carrying case provided with hinged closing means, in combination, a substantially rectangular bottom, substantially vertical side and end walls, a flanged upper edge on one ot said end walls, the central portion of said flanged edge being rolled to form a bead, said bead being unrolled at one end to form an end flange portion extending outwardly at substantially right angles to said end wall to engage and be secured to the adjacent side wall, wherebj,y a smooth and rigid end wall construction and a rigid connection of the end wall to the adjacent side wall may be obtained.

5. In a sheet metal carrying case, in combination, a substantially rectangular bottoni, substantially vertical side walls, end walls extending above said side walls in substantially triangular fashion, a flanged upper edge on each of said end walls, the central portion of each said flanged edge being rolled to form a bead, the end portions of each of said flanges extending outwardly at substantially right' angles to said end walls to engage and be secured to the adjacent side walls to thereby increase the rigidity thereof, and a pair ot covers adapted to provide a closure for said carryinef case, one of said covers being connected in iinged relation to one of said side walis and extending when in closed position toward the tops of said end walls, said cover having an inwardly oiiset portion extending throughout its length adjacent to its upper meeting edge, 'the second cover being'connected in hinged relation to the opposed side wall and extending when in closed position over the to s of said end walls and over the inwardly o set portion of the first cover, whereby the meeting edges of the two covers are in substantially flush relation when said covers are in closed position.

6. In a sheet metal carrying case, in combination, a substantially rectangular bottom,

' substantially vertical side walls having subi stantially horizontal upper edges, end Walls having their upper edges extending above the side walls in substantially triangular fashion, inwardly offset portions adjacent to and including the upper edge o1 each of said side walls, a flanged upper edge on each of said end walls, the central portion of each of said flanged edges beingrolled to form a bead, the end portions of each of said flanges extending outwardly at substantially right angles to said end walls to engage and be secured to the adjacent side walls to thereby increase. the rigidity of the case, and a airY of covers adapted to provide a closure for said carrying case, one of said covers being connected in hinged relation to the inwardly offset portion of one of said side walls and extending when in closed position toward the 'tops of said end walls, said cover having an inwardly offset portion extending throughout its length adjacent to'its upper meeting edge, the second cover being connected in hinged relation to the inwardly oiset portion of the opposed side wall and extending when in closed position over the tops of said end walls and over the in* wardly oset portion of the first cover, whereby the meeting edges of the two covers and the meeting edges of each cover with each adjacent side wall are in substantially flush relation when said covers are in closed position.

In testimony whereof I aliix my signature.

HOWARD L. KENNEDY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4374555 *Jan 26, 1981Feb 22, 1983Platt Luggage, Inc.Carrying case with guards
US4527677 *Jul 28, 1983Jul 9, 1985Platt Luggage, Inc.Carrying case with removable divider assembly
US4529069 *Feb 22, 1983Jul 16, 1985Platt Luggage, Inc.Carrying case
Classifications
U.S. Classification190/114, 190/28, 220/324
International ClassificationA45C13/00, A45C13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/04
European ClassificationA45C13/04