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March 12, 1929. TAYLOR- mmusur com-Anna Filed Sept. 16. 1927' I N V EN TOR. wan/sf 719/4 0 9,
Patented Mar. 12, 1929.
ED STATES IRENE TAYLOR, or SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.
Application filed September 16, 1327. Serial No. 220,024.
This invention relates to an improvement in containers or carriers for the reception of a plurality of independent groups of material, such as skeins of silk or the like.
The main object of the present invention is the provision of a container or carrier of this type embodying a completely flexible base or body section capable of being rolled or folded into small compass and provided on one surface with a. plurality of flexible housings in volving spaced sections secured at one edge to the base and provided with means for interconnecting their opposing or free edges, the housing sections being adapted to enclose one or more skeins of silk or the like to permit said skeins to project beyond either end of. the housing for convenience in withdrawal for use.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a plan view showing the article open With several housings in position thereon with the enclosed skeins ofsilka FigureQ is a broken plan of the base showing a single housing open for the reception of the silk skeins.
Figure 3 is a view of the container in rolled or folded condition.
The improved container comprises a flex ible base 1, preferably of fabric sect-ion, on one face of which is. secured a. plurality of identical housings 2. These housingscomprise fabric strips 3 and 4: of comparatively narrow width and of a length somewhat less than the width of the base. These sections 3 and tare secured along one longitudinal edge to the base, being preferably arranged transversely'of the base and centrally disposed with respect to the longitudinal edges of the base.
The sections 3 and spaced apart to provide an appropriate distance between their secured edges to permit the application of a plurality of skeins of silk or the like, indicated at 5. One of, the sections, as 3,, is formed-with longitudinally ranging slits oi' buttonholes 6 and the other of such sections, 4, is formed on its free edge with tongues 7 in transverse alignmentwith the slits 6. The tongues 7 may be independ ently secured to the free edge of the section t or may be'integrally formed therewith, as is obvious. i
The section 4 beyond the free edge, in line with the tongs 7, is formed with spaced slits 8 and Q of buttonhole type extending lengi at of the housing are tudinally of the section and providing anarrow strip 10 between them.
In use, the skeins of silk are arranged in the housing between the sections 3 and 4 and the tongues 7 are passed across the tops of the skeins of silk to the slits 6 of section 3, backwardly over the section and their free ends passed. beneath'the strips 10. The tongues aredrawn upon to cause the sections 3 and 4 to be drawn down onto the skeins of silk.
It is of course apparent that by the provision of a plurality of housings, the various skeins of silk may be grouped according to color for the convenience of the user, and as the housings are designed particularly to be of less length than the usual skein of silk, the ends of the silk skeins will project-beyond the housings so that any particular skein required for use may be readily withdrawn without disturbing the connection between the sect-ions 3 and 4;
When not required for use, the base may be readily rolled or folded into small compass, acting. as a, substantially complete protecting envelope for all the skeins of silk and any conventional means may be employed to secure the base in this folded or rolled condition. V
' When opened up, the base presents all con-- tained skeins of silk in regular, uniform order and arrangement so that any particular skein or skeins may be readily selected and withdrawn for use. p a
, Any particular housing of course may be readily opened and its sections folded back for the purposeof introducing additional a fabric base and a 'skein housing secured thereon, said housing comprising comparatively. narrow sections eachsecured along one marginal edge transver'sely of the base,
tongues projecting from the free edge of one section, the opposingsectlon being formed with slits to permit the passage of the "tonguestherethrough, and, means on the other section to receive and hold the free end of the tongue.
2. A container'for silk skeins, comprising:
a fabric base adapted to be rolled, a pluralv ity of housings secured to the face of the base,
said-housings comprising pairs of similar sections arrangedin parallel relation and; adapted to. receive a skein between the under side of the sections and the face oft the base, and
means to secure the sections over the skein.
3. A container for silk skeins, comprising a fabric base, a plurality of housings secured base and of a length nearly equal to the Width of the base, each pair of the said sections receivlng one of the skelns between the under side of the sections and the face of the base, the sections enclosing the skein except for a small portion at each end, and fastening means for each pair of sections, the entire base and plurality of housings adapted to be rolled. V a
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