US 1672766 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
- June 5 1928. 1,672,766
- c..MARcH CASE Filed July 21, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet l June 5, 1928.
c. MARCH CASE Filed July 21, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 V Patented June 5, 1928.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
cam. MARCH, or cnxcneo, rtpmors.
Application filed July 21,
a a case for this purpose in which the outer or cover members may be formed of a strip of leather or other suitable pliable material, the same being folded transversely at points equidistant from the center thereof, and the said centralportionbeing engaged by a metal member that also provides a means whereby partition or division strips may be secured in the case, said strips on the inner faces of the cover carrying compartments for cards, cigars, matches and other desirable items, and wherein the case may be easily swung to open position to disclose all of the compartments therein, there being means for effectively clasping the case when in closed position.
To the attainment of the above broadly stated objects and others which will present themselves as the nature of the invention is better understood, the improvement resides in certain other novel features of construction, combination and operative association of parts, a satisfactory embodiment of which is disclosed by the accompanying drawings.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view ofa case in accordance with this invention, the same being in open position. I
Figure 2 is an end view thereof with the case closed.
Figure 3 is a detail longitudinal sectional view throughthe back of the case and through the reinforcing and cover spacing plate that is arranged on the back.
Figure 4 is a plan view showing the division sheets in the case swung to disclose devices carried by the case. 4
Figure 5 is a detail perspective viewto illustrate a slightly modified means of associating the cover members of the case and the division sheets or partitions therein.
Figure 6 is a perspective view to illustrate a manner in which the cover members of the case may be clasped together. v
Figure 7 .is a fragmentary perspective view to illustrate another means whereby the cover members may be separated from each other, and partition strips clamped be tween the cover members.
The outer member of my improved case is made from a single strip of suitable 1926. Serial No. 124,037.
strong flexible material, comparatively stiff leather preferred. This strip or sheet is bent transversely upon itself at points equidistant from the center thereof, and by so bending the strip I provide the same with the covers 1 and 2 and with the back 3. The back is reinforced b a metal plate 4, the plate being of a width equaling that of the ack. This plate has its ends bent under the back, as at 5; In this manner it will be noted that the back is materially reinforced and the plate may be of any desired metal and may be ornamented or providedwith the monogram of the owner as disclosed by Figure 1 of the drawings. Of
course, the plate need not be provided with the portions 5 as disclosed by Figure 8, butthe confronting-ends of the under portions of the plate may be brought to contact with each other, and if desired, may be soldered or otherwise connected. Both of the back members 1 and 2 have their outer edges reinforced, by metal frames 6 and 7 respectively, the. said frames being riveted or otherwise secured to the back members. In the showing of Figures 1 and 2, the corners of these frames are flanged inwardly, the central portions thereof are bent against the inner faces of the back' members 1 and 2 and riveted thereto, but in the-showing of Fig ure 6 the frames 9 and 10 are U-shaped in cross section to snugly receive the back members therein. The edges of the frames 9 and 10 are cut to ornament the same and one or both of the frames may have its outer plate provided with a central enlarged portion 11 on [which is inscribed the monogram of the owner of the case. i In the showing of Figures 1 to 4 no means is provided for clamping the covers when the case is closed, but in Figure 6 the frame member 9 has a pivoted catch member 12 having a hooked end to engage with a depression or opening in the frame member 10.
In Figure 5 the ends of the plate 14 that.
reinforces the back of the case are rounded inwardly, as at 14, while in Figure 7 the the covers at right angles with respect to the back when the case is closed.
In Figures 1 and 2 I- have stitched orotherwise fixed at spaced intervals on the inner face of the back 2 of the case, a sheet of suitable material 18, the parts of the sheet,
. between the connected portions thereof heing rolled to provide pockets for cigars. The pockets 19 are gradually tapered from the top to the bottom ends thereof so that the cigars will he firmly gripped while arranged therein'while at the same time the cigars may be easily removed from the pockets.
The metal reinforcing plates or strips for the back of the case perform another and very important function. The plates are designed to engage with and compress against the back of the case sheets or strips" be manufactured and the many advantages thereof, will, it is thought, be perfectly apparent to those skilled in the art to which such invention relates, when the foregoing description has been carefully read in connection with the accompanying drawings. Havin described the invention, I claim: A poc et case as herein described, comprising a sheet of pliable material, designed to be folded upon itself to provide a front and a hack, a metal strip disposed transversely at the folded portion of the sheet for spacing the front- -and the back, said plate having its ends bent over the folds of the sheet, and providing a means whereby sheets, approximately corresponding to the width and length of the front and back may be secured to the case; said front and back, at their outer ends having substantially rectangular metal frames fixed thereto and the corners of the frames being extendedfor contacting engagement to hold the front and back spaced from each other for a distance approximately equaling the width of the plate.
In testimony whereof I afiixm signature.
I CARL ARCH.