US 1649976 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 22, 1927.
M. P MERANZ Filed Jan. 18. 1926 Patented Nov. 22, 1927.
, MAX .POMERANZ, OF ASTORIA, NEW YORK. 1
Application 111611 January 18, 1928. Serial No 81,922.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in bags and 1ts object is to provide a bag which 1s particularly designed for use by bathers in carrying bathing suits.
and like articles. 1
Heretofore in the production of bags of such a nature, much difficulty has been expe- ,rienced in preventing the tearing of the material when forcing the articles to be carried,
into the bag. Such obstacles are due largely to the nature of the material from which the bags are produced or more vlikely to the treatment to which the cloth, from which such bags are made, is subjected.
It is customary in the manufacture of such articles to make-them out of a water proofed fabric such, as rubberized cloth and when sewn'or riveted this cloth tears easily and as a consequence therivets pull out or the bag splits with the result that in a short "time the bag is wholly worthless.
Furthermore, the bag handles which are ordinarily formed by sewing or otherwise securing separate pieces of material to the body. of the bag are prone to tearing loose and it, is one of the objects of the present in 'vention to provide a bag wherein the handles are formed integrally with the body portion so as to do away witlithis difiiculty.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bag, the side walls and handles of which are formed of one continuous piece of materiahthus providing 111 one sense a sling I into which the articles to be transported are deposited. h a
A further object of this invention is to provide thehandle portions with a stiffening and reinforcing strip and to provide a metallic grip portion which is crimped over the edges of the material from which the bag is made to produce a smooth walled opening through which the hand is thrust when the bag is being carried.
, ing bag, constructed in accordance with this invention Figure 2, is a longitudinal sectional view on an enlarged scale, taken on line 22 of Figure 1; A Figure 3, is a fragmentary sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1; and f Figure 4, is a perspective view of a shopping bag constructed in accordance with this invention.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the numeral 10 designates a' continuous strip of water proof material, such as rubberized cloth, which formsthe side Walls 11 and 12 and the bottom 13 of a bathing bag. Sewn to themarginal edges of the strip 10 are strips of similar material forming the end walls 14.. The seams thus formed are bound with a suitable binding 15 and each end wall .14 is formed with a flap 16 at its upper end to partially close the upper end of the bag. Portions of a snap fastener 17 are carried by each flap so that the two flaps may be dea tachably secured together at their meeting gdges and wholly cover the contents of the As illustrated, the upper ends of the strip 10 project beyond the upper ends-of the walls 14 to providehandle portions 18 and sewn or otherwise secured to the inner faces of each of the handle portions a lining strip 19. Thus it will be seen that a pocket is provided between each handle portion and its linin for the reception of a reinforcing and stifiening member 20. k As shown each handle portion, its lin-r' mg and reinforcing member is pierced by an opening of a size to. readily accommodate the fingers of the user 'and seated in each opening thus provided is a binding element such as a metallic flanged oval 21 which is crimped over the handle portion and lining, thus providing a smooth and convenient grip by which the bag maybe conven ently carried.
It is to be understood that all raw edges of the'material are neatly bound in order to overcome any tendency toward fraying.
In order 'to further strengthen the bag and prevent its tearing or ripping when insertmg the articles to be carried, the rivets 22 are used across the corners as illustrated in Figure 3.
In themodified form of bag shown in Figure .4, it will he understood that like the bag previously described, the front and back walls 23 and 24 and the bottomv are formed of one continuous piece of material to which the end walls 25'are suitably attached, and that. the handles 26 follow-the construction previously described in detail.
In order to more evenly distribute the load throughout the entirelength of the bag, reinforcing strips'27, such as strips of wood or steel, may be secured, between the body fabric and the lining as shown in dotted lines in Figure 4.
While in the foregoing there has been shown and described thepreferred embodiment of this invention, it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of con strution, combination and arrangement of arts maybe resorted to without departing lrom the spiritand scope of the invention as claimed.
' What is claimed is:
1.. As a new article of manufacture, a bag comprising a bottom, side walls formed integrally with said bottom, end walls attached handle, and a reinforcing strip between eaeh handle and its respective lining.
3. A" bag comprising a bottom, a pair of side walls formed integrally with the bottom, end walls secured to the edges of the side walls and bottom, flaps at the upper ends of the end walls, means to connect the meeting edges of the flaps to provide a bag cover, handles extending upwardly from the upper ends of the sides, a lining for each handle, a reinforcing stri between each handle. and its respective lining-strip, the handles, linings and reinforcing strips being pierced, and a metallic binding entering i each handle and clamping the same and its associated elements together.
t. A bag comprising a bottom, a pair of side walls formed integrally with the bottom, end walls secured to the edges of the side walls and bottom, flaps at the upper ends of the end walls, means to connect the meeting edges of the flaps to provide a bag cover, handles extending upwardly from the upper ends of the sides, a lining for each handle,
a reinforcing strip between each handle and its respective linlng, and rivets connecting the side and end walls adjacent their upper ends to reinforce the same and prevent the seams from ripping out.
Signed at New York, county of New York, State of New York, this 14th day of January, 1926.