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E. M. ZICHY BABY KIT Filed March 3l. 1926 4; ATTORNEY.
Dec. 20, 192 7.
Patented Dec. 20, 1927.
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BABY KIT. l'
Application lediMarch 31, 1926. Serial No. 98,694.
My invention .relates to baby kits, and more particularly toan article of this character adapted to contain various articles necessary to the comfort. of'an infant whileits custodians are traveling with it. l f
A baby kit embodying my invention is so constructed as to lpermit the convenientstoragevof articles of apparel and food for an infant, with due regard to sanitary conditions and convenience in having access there to. l f
In a kit embodying kthe invention, the construction is not only compact, but permits a quick kaccess to thevarious articles needed, and serves asa temporary support or shelf for discarded articles of apparel.y
While the kit may be made largely of leather or leather substitutes, it containscompartments for nursing bottles andgremovahle containers therefor, which willr maintain the food withinthe ybottles at thedesiredftemperature over a considerable length ofetirne.` To make the kitsanitary,'the various apparel compartmentsfarenot only made of waterproof material, but are detachably connected to the more substantial portionsof the kit so as to admit of their being removed `when the cleaning or airing of same is re- Y quired, or when it is desired 'to substitute other compartments therefor.
The constructionof the main casing of tho kitis such that it may "bei supportedl in a manner tofpermit' it? to` be opened with one hand', andthat a portion thereof will automatically assume the position of a shelf as the kit is opened, thus not only facilitating access to the dii'erentcontainers within the casing, but also serving tosupport vdiscarded garments. f g The invention resides primarily in a baby kit embodying therein a casing having" two sections foldablein relation' to each other, a closure flap upon kone of said sections,
means whereby` said flap may 'be secured iin relation to the other section, meansvsecured totheback of thelsection carrying said' closure flap whereby said casingmaygbe suspended, envelope compartments: secured to said sections respectively, and "means"connected with said sections remote from the point of the fold thereof, whereby ,when the 'securing means between said flap and lsaid ether section is released said sectionswill vassume a substantially right angular vposition with respectio each other; and in such other novel features of construction and oom Vbination of parts, as are hereinafter set forth and described, and more particularly pointed out in the claims hereto appended Referring to the drawings, y n f y Fig.. kl1 is a perspective view of la baby kitV embodying my invention; andi n Fig@ is a vertical section therethrough.
Like .letters refer to like parts throughout both Kof said views. l f
In the embodiment oft-he invention shown in the drawings, the baby kit illustrated comprises twosections a and b, foldable in relato each other through a wide flexible hinge section c.. y i
The section a has securedthereto by a similar wide flexible hinge section d, a adapted to be secured Vto the section o by means of looks such as are commonly used upon brief cases week `end bags,.etc., indicatedv at f., v: 'f
f To the, back ofthe section a is firmly se,- cureda llurality of spring hooksi g or other means of suspension of the kit in its entirety eitherr from 'the rack bar of an automobile seat, the' handle or other fittings of a perainbulator, or any otherk desired or convenient object.
Within thesection'a, I provide, substantially centrallyy thereof, an envelopev compartment #which may bey made ofany desired material such as rubberized fabric, the flap l1. ,of this kCompartment and the body there of, being, provided ,withA (3o-operating snap yfasteners h Aty each corner of said com `partment 71.` is securedone partof a snap fastener '71.8, the otherk part of `which fasflapsy tener is secured toathe'section a, thus permitting the convenient removal of this .Com-
partment for, any desired purpose, as for airingory washing same, or to permit the substitution of a new compartment therefor.
An envelope compartment z' similar tothe compartmenth. and having a lapi and snap fastener i? for holding the samel closed, is secured to the section b by means kof snap fastenersiasimilar to the snap fasteners h3.
The capacity of these envelope. compartments la, and is such as to require a fairly wide spacing of thesections a and b away from each other whenthe kit is'closed, thus necessitating the wide hinge sections a and d above referredv to. This space between the sections a and Y; when closed,.affords ample space for pockets y' of flexible material secured to, and formed upon the sectiona at opposite sides of the compartment 'In These pockets are open at the top and have openings j at opposite sides thereof adjacent the bottom of the pocket. They are made of flexible material such as leather or leather substitute, and have a capacity sufficient to receive an ordinary nursing bottle and aV heavy fabric envelope lo therefor, said envelope and the pocket not only forming an adequate protection to the bottle to prevent any likelihood of its breakage, but also pre venting a rapid radiation of heat from the contents of the bottle.
The opposite edges of the sections a and b are connected by means, as the flexible straps m, whereby when the securing means f between ther flap e and the section o are released, said section will automatically fall away from, and assume a substantially right angular position toward the section a, the section b extending substantially horizontally so as to form a shelf. The straps m each have one end thereof connected to the section a adjacent the hinge section d and the other end thereof secured adjacent the free edge of the section Z).
At the fold or hinge, d, I also secure an ordinary handle n. Y
When the kit is suspended by means of the hooks g, the pockets j open upwardly or towards the flap e so that the custodian of a child may readily release the lock 7 with one hand while the other hand is occupied, the effect of releasing this lock being to free the section b so as to causey the automatic opening of the kit in a manner to permit accessto all parts thereof. Theconnections or straps m will limit the opening movement of the section o about the hinge section c and thus form a shelf having sufficient rigidity to support articles of apparel, bottles or other articles deposited thereon. The use of envelope compartments will also permit the opening of these compartments when one hand only is free, thepossibilit-y of thus opening the kit and the different compartments therein with one hand, being highly desirable in an article of this character, and the right-angular positioning of the two sections a-b of the casing Vwhen the kit is opened, is also a matter of great convenience. In. removing articles of apparel from the compartment a. or compartment 72, or z' one hand only is also necessary, although when storing articles in said compartments, the use of both hands is required.
The envelope compartments h and 2 may be made of any desired waterproof material, not only for the protection of the casing but for sanitary reasons. l
Either compartment may be removed from `the casing' proper, and be readily two'sections a. and Y) may be suitably reinforced to give greater rigidity thereto.
The hooks f/ when formed of flat metal stock as shown, will increase thc rigidity of thesection a, althoughother means of suspension may be secured to this section so` long as the construction of such means is such that it will not interfere with the free opening and closing of the kit in the manner above described.
Lowcost ofproduction of the article is not essential, it being possible to make it of materials of various qualities, the qualityv of the materials entering into the case being a controlling cost factor. l It is not my intention to limit the invention to the precise details of construction shown in the accompanying drawings, it being apparent that such are capable of considerable variation without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention."
Having described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to have protected by Letters Patent, is
1. A baby kit embodying therein a casing having two sections foldable in relation to each other, a closure flap upon one of said sections, means whereby said flap may be 'secured in relation to the other section, means secured to the back of the section carrying said closure flap whereby said casingmay be suspended, said means being positioned below the joinder of said flap with said section, envelope compartments secured to said sections respectivelyand means connected with said sections remote from the point of the fold thereof, whereby when the securing means between said flap and said other section is released said sec- 2. A baby kit embodying therein a casing having two sections foldable yin relation to each other, a closure flap upon one of said sections, means whereby said flap may be secured in relation to the other section, means secured to the back of the section carrying said closure flap whereby said casingA maybe suspended, said means being positioned below the joinder of said flap with said section, envelope compartments having'a closure flap and a snap fastener for holding said flap in the closed position, snap fasteners secured to said compartments and to said sections respectively, wherebv said compartments are removably secured nected with `said sections remote from the pointof the fold thereof, whereby whenv the securing means between said flap and said other section is released saidrsections will assume a substantially right angular' position with respect to each other.
3. A baby kit embodying therein a casing having two sections foldable in relation to each other, a closure lap upon one of said sections, means whereby said flap. may be secured in relation to the other section, hooks secured to said section having said closure flap, whereby said section may be suspended, said hooks being located at a point below the joinder of the section carrying same and said closureap, envelope compartments having a closure flap and a snap fastener for holding said flap inthe closed position, snap fasteners secured to said compartm'entsand to said sections re-v L spectively, whereby said compartments are removably secured to said sections respeo` tively, and flexible l straps connected with said sections remote from the point of the fold thereof, whereby when the securing means between said flap and said other section is released said sections will assume a substantially right angular position with respect to each other. n
In witness whereof I have hereunto alixed my signature, this 29th day of March, 1926.
i ELIZABETH M. ZICHY;