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Sept. 4, 1928.
N. FANGER WHEELED CARRYING CASE Filed July 22, 1927 Patented Sept. 4, 1928.
UNITED STATES NATHAN FANGER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
WHEELED CARRYING CASE.
Application filed July 22 This invention relates to carrying receptacles and in particular to a type adapted for use by school children, shoppers and others for the transportation of small articles.
A particular object of the invention is to provide a carrying bag or receptacle which will assist in the transportation of purchases in shopping and which can be used by school children to transport books and by mail men to carry the mail from place to place during collection or delivery. In the instance of the school children or the mail carrier, the load is removed from the shoulders and consequently the liability of the health being impaired, is eliminated.
A particular object of the invention is to provide a'carrying receptacle having wheels which may be folded up out of sight, the receptacle being foldable in flat position so that it can be carried under the arm or by a suitable handle when empty and being so arranged that the wheels thereof may be opened up to form a wheeled vehicle for the receptacle when the same is used to transport articles such as books, merchandise or the like.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a carrying receptacle of simplified construction which may be drawn along the ground to thereby relieve the shopper of the necessity of carrying the load.
To enable others skilled in the art to fully comprehend the underlying features of my invention that they may embody the same in the various modifications in structure andrelation contemplated, a drawing depicting a preferred form has been annexed as a part of this disclosure and in such drawing, similar reference characters denote corersponding parts throughout all the views, of which,
Figure 1 is a view in perspective of my improved receptacle shown in its closed position and being adapted for carrying by the. person using the same.
Figure 2 isa view in perspective showing how the carrying receptacle would appear when full and with its wheels opened out so that it can be drawn along the ground to carry the load.
Figure 3 is a cross sectional view in elevation showing the construction of the bag or receptacle body and the pockets in connection therewith, which are used to increase the capacity of the bag.
Figure 4 is a bottom plan View of my improved carrying case showing how the wheel carrying members are adjustable longitudi- 1827. Serial No. 207,650.
nally of one side of the bottom to allow for folding of the wheels when the bag is to be closed.
Figure 5 is a. view in end elevation of the lower part of Figure 4 and shows the relative relation of the movable axles which carry the wheels in position to support the receptacle body, and
F gure 6 is a fragmentary view partly in section, of a part of Figure 4 showing how the movable member would appear in positlon ready to be folded up with the bottom of the receptacle.
Referring to thedrawings in detail, 5 indi cates the receptacle or body member of my improved carrying case and consisting of the sides 6, bottom 7 and cover flap 8, the cover flap 8 of which is substantially a continuation of one of the side walls 6 and is held in closed position through the medium of suitable snap fasteners 9, carried thereby and arranged to be snapped into closed position when the carrying case is empty or when it is full, as indicated in Figures 1 and 2.
The end walls 10 of the carrying case are made foldable in accordion fashion so that the side walls (5 may collapse together, thus causing aninward folding of the end walls 10. When the end walls fold in and the sides 6 come together, the bottom 7 of the bag, which is divided at its center as at 11, longitudinally, can fold along its longitudinal center to make a compact carrying case. The side walls 6 are provided with the pockets 12 which are of course expandable and are covered by suitable covers 13, which in turn, are provided with snap fasteners 14 whereby the side pockets 12 may bekcpt closed during transportation. v
In Figures 1- and 2, the carrying case is shown. with a wheel covering flap 15 which is provided with snap fasteners 16 at its corners, the purpose of the covering being to cover the lower end of the receptacle 5'to encompass the wheels, which form a part of my invention and which will be hereinafter described. This flap is fastened to one of the sides 6 of the body and is rolled up when not in use, as shown in Figure 2, at one side there- In order that the bag or carrying case may be wheeled along the ground when it is full and too heavy for carrying on the shoulders or in the arms, I have provided in one of the portions 16 of the bottom 7, slots 17 adjacent the ends thereof, these slots being arranged Hill ' hook member 26- in parallel relation and having passing i r H 1,663,
therethrough the pins 18 which in the body 5' wheels 24, as illustrated in Figure 5, a pivotal movement of the wheel 24 about the pivot points 23-wi1l cause it to assume the shown in outline parallel with the ottom, thus allowing it to be folded in when the bot tom is folded at its breaking point 11. The
inner end 25 of each of the wheel carrying members 22 is arranged to be engaged by a which passes thereover and gosition prevents pivotal movement of thewheel 24- when the receptacle is in position to be wheeled. This construction is similar on all of the axles 20 and also. on the. fixed axles 26 which are secured to the opposite side 27 of the bottom 7. These fixed axles carry hasps 28 which are adapted to slipunder the keeper plates 29 fastened to the movable axles 20 and it is quite evident, therefore, that when the movable axles 20 are moved toward the ends of the slots 17, they will be in position to have their keeper plates 29 engaged by the hasps 28 carried on the fixed axle 26 and will accordingly be secured in the ends of the slots 17 and the hasps will prevent folding of the bottom while the carrying case is in use as a vehicle. prevent pivota movement of the wheel carrying members 22 and consequently maintain the vehicle in theposition shown in Figure 2 in which position, it can be loaded and transported from plage to place during shopping or the collection or delivery ofv mail or the carrying of booksvby schoolchildren, thus eliminating the-necessity of carrying a heavy bag on the shoulders which causes deformity.
If desircd,the strips 19 may be replaced by any suitable washers which will maintain a sliding vconnection of the axles 20 with the bottom piece 16 of the bottom of the case 7 and it is to be understood that while-I have illustrated strips, it is tobe understood that round or square washer-like members may be sub stituted therefor.
It is to be also understood that the method of connecting the wheels and maintaining them in position may be changed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
It is uite evident, therefore, that I have provided a carrying case which can be com- The ivoted hook members '26 will all of said axles and oge plctely folded up when not in use and carried under the arm or in the hand and which, when opened, may be drawn along the groundifor convenience in transporting a heavy load of merchandise or other articles.
To facilitate the drawing along of the vehicle, I have provided on the flap cover 8 of the body 5, the cord or handle 30 to which is secured a plurality of rings 31 whichma-y be opened out, depending upon the height of the person drawing the receptacle along the ground, it being quite evident that, as shown in Figure 2, all of the rings may be placed together to form a single hand hold or they.
may be opened out as shown in Figure 1 to provide an adjustment between the ground and the hand of the person drawing the wheeled receptacle along the ground;
lVhile I haveillustratcd anddescribed my invention with some I realize that in practice various alterations therein may be made. I therefore reserve the right and privilege of changing the form of the details of; construction or otherwise altering the arrangement of the correlated parts without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is 1 A carrying case comprising a receptacle having a foldable bottom, axles fixed to one side of the bottom, axles movably connected to the opposite side of the bottom, wheels on means on the fixed axles for engaging the movable axles to prevent, collapsing of said bottom.
v 2. A carrying case comprising a receptacle body,'w'heels "thereon, .axles carrying said wheels, pin and slot connections between the receptacle body and some of the axles whereby the whcels can be lllOVGdiO permit folding of said carrying case, and all of said wheels being Afoldably attached to said axles.
3. having a foldable bottom, axles fixed to one side of the bottom, axles movably connected to the opposite side of the bottom, wheel carrying members pivoted to all of said'ax'les, means on the fixed axles for engaging the movable axles to prevent folding of said bottom, and meanson the sides of the receptacle for engaging the wheel carrying members to prevent the pivotal movement thereof when therecepetacle is in use.
In testimony whereof I atfix my signature.
NATHAN FAN GER. [n s.]
degree of particularity,
carrying case comprising areceptacle