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Publication numberUS1711717 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1929
Filing dateAug 20, 1928
Priority dateAug 20, 1928
Publication numberUS 1711717 A, US 1711717A, US-A-1711717, US1711717 A, US1711717A
InventorsBeauford Herman J
Original AssigneeBeauford Herman J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Luggage carrier
US 1711717 A
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May 7, 1929- J. BEAUFORD I 1,711,717 yLUGGAGE CARRIER Filed Aug. 20, 1928 ,lg

Patented May 7, 1929.




' Application fiiedAugust v20, 192s. serial Np.` 3oo,es1.

automobile. The bag-is held by these frame members so that itmay be filled with parcels or whatever articles are to be carried. vThe uprights are secured to the running board by-means of-clamps and support across b ar which determines thelength of the luggage carrier. The uprights are readily Vremovable from the running board and are/easily disassembled from the cross bar, so that various parts may be rolled into a `neat and compact bundle. Y yThe invention is* fully disclosed by' way of example in the following descriptionand in the accompanying drawings in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view ofthe device attached to Vthe running board of a motor vehicle; n

Fig. 2 is an elevation ofthe frame;

Fig. 3 is an end'view thereof on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;.and

Fig. 4-is a plan view thereof.

Reference to these views will now be had byuse of like characterswhich are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout.

In Figure 1 the numeral 1 indicates a running board on which the luggage carrier is to be .clamped and supported. Inasmuch as the carrier or receptacle is made of canvas or other fabric which is not necessarily stiff at all times, a supporting frameis necessary.

This frame consists of two upright members 2 having their lower ends bent at right Cil angles as indicated by the numeral 3 to beV slipped underthe running board as'illustrated in Fig. 1. Above the bent end 3 a right angular bracket 4 is secured to the uprights by rivets 5 in such a manner as to have a portion 4 parallel to the part 3. Thek spacing between these parts is such that the running board 1 may conveniently bek received therebetween. A clamp screw 6 threaded through the partv3 binds againsty the lower surface of the board 1v-and draws the portion L4` against the vupper surface, .Y

i whereby the uprights2are securely 'clamped to' the board'.V v

The receptacle 7 is made of canvas or other similar fabric suitable forv the purpose and has a general box-like configuration, tapering towards the upper endto conform to the automobile body, l as illustrated in Fig. l 1. A cover 8 of like material overlaps the upper edgeof the receptacle andis stitched to the latter along its rear upper edge along the line 9. formed with liaps 10 whichy are rextended around the back of the receptaclewithout stitching them so that the cover may readily vbe raised.

In the forward vvertical corners of thereceptacle are stitched webs 11 forming each a pocket 12. A pair of apertures 13 are The lateral ends of they cover arel formed in the lower corners of the front wall yof the receptacle to communicate with the pockets, and similar apertures 14 are formed in the upper corners. Thus, the uprights 2 which have been secured to the run` 'ning board may enter the pockets through the apertures 13and pass out of them through the apertures 14, whereby they are almost entirely contained in the pockets 12.

An Vextensible cross bar is provided between the uprights 2 and consists of a pair of sections 15 and 16 having their outer ends respectively pivoted on the uprights 2 by means of pins 17. The inner .ends of the sections are overlapped and are received in U-shaped clipsl 18. Each clip has a threaded i y stud 19 passed through its ends and a wing nut 2O mounted on the stud, whereby the clips may bind the sections 15 land 16 together in any desired adjustment. A pin 21 held frictionally in the section ladjacent l one of the clips 18 further prevents slipping.

The cross bar is secured to the uprights at the exposed ends thereof outside of the pockets 12. These ends and the cross bar therefore lie outside vof the receptacle 7 but are inturn concealed by the cover 8' as clearly shown in Fig. 1. Straps 22 hang from the cover and are received in buckles 23 secured on the receptacle. i Y

It will lbe apparent that thel framing structure maintainsthe position of the front wall of the receptacle, although the back part thereof may sag due to the pliable nature of the material. The receptacle may how-y ever be illed With parcels or other articles to be carried and Will assume the appearance of a bag rather than a trunk.

Although specilio embodiments of the present invention have been illustrated and described, it Will be apparent that various alterations in the details of construction-may be made Without departing from the scope of the invention as indicated by the appended claims.

VWhat I claim isfl. A luggage carrier comprising a pair of upright frame members adapted for att-achment to the running board of a motor vehicle, and a bag member having corner pockets adapted to receive said uprights.

2. A luggage carrier comprising a pair of upright lrame members adapted for attachment to the running board of a motor vehicle, and a bag member having corner pockets adapted to receive said uprights, and a cross bar extending across said uprights.

3. A luggage carrier comprising a pair oi upright frame members adapted for attachment to the running board of a motor vehicle, and a bag member having corneipoclrets adapted to receive said uprights, said -bag member having lowery apertures through' which said uprights enter said pocket, and having upper apertures through Whichsaiduprights pass from the pocket to the outer surface of the bag member, yand a @overlaid over said bag member and concealing the upper ends of said uprights.

' 4i. Ay luggage carrier comprising a pair of upright frame members adapted for attachment to the running board ora motor vei hicle, a fabric bag member held by said member@ and la cross bar connected across the upper ends of said members, eXteriorly of the bag. v j

5. A luggage carrier comprising a pair of upright frame members adapted for attachment to the running boardy of a motor vehicle, a fabric bag member held by said members, and a cross bar connected across the upper ends oi' Said members, eXteriorly` oi the bag', and a cover laid over said bag and concealing the upper ends of said mem-r bers and said cross bar.

in testimony whereof I afIiX my signature.;


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US2923516 *Dec 2, 1957Feb 2, 1960William D KoonTackle box with spring-biased clamp
US4728017 *May 22, 1987Mar 1, 1988Mullican Randall JClamp-on storage container for pickup trucks
U.S. Classification224/42.32
International ClassificationB60R9/02, B60R9/00
Cooperative ClassificationB60R9/02
European ClassificationB60R9/02