US 1755296 A
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April 22, 1930. 1,755,296
FASTENING FOR POUCHES, WALLETS, AND-ALL KINDS OF LEATHER CONTAINERS W. C. HIERING Filed May 31, 1928 ATTORN EY i folios and'the likeprovidedwith a flap to Pa te ntecl'Apr'. 22,1l930 I WILLIAM o.-
HIERING, or nnwaamnawtnnsnr, Assmnoa'ro J. meamcagor I NEWARK, NEW-JEE-SEY, a oon-r oaarron or DELAWARE I FASTENING on r'oUcI-iEs,.W-A L rs, ant) ALL K115115801? LEATHER c'oN'rAliases "A plicatio led ria 21,
" This invention relates to improvements in fasteners as applied to containers, particu- 'larly to typesadapted' to be. carried in the hand, such as purses, pouches, bags, port- Y'engage over the side ofthe container.
Such" receptacles are usually made of leather or like flexible materi'al and are-composed of one or'more expansible pockets, covered by an overhanging 'fiap,'usually extending in normal condition downward V "alongside the outer wall ofthe container, to aflord' protection from inadvertent loss of the contents'and also the entrance of foreign 5 matter therein.
, It is an object of the present invention to provide a simple, cheap andeffective device to positively secureisuch flap inoperative position, with respect to the'bo'dy of the conao-tainer, until it is desired to obtain access to the interior. I V I A further feature is in the provision of anlornam'ental spring fastening having selfadjusting means conformable to angular p0 sitionsassu'med by the flap relative to the wall of the contain'erI I I Another purposeis to produce-an easily, and rapidly operable snap catch which can be nianeuvered by one hand, either-t0 fasten or "release the flap, "andjwhich, when in an engagedlposition, acts' 'effectually' as a locking-means. p 7 H iThese several important objects are attaine'd the novel "construction, combination and arrangementoflparts'as hereinafter described, and shown'fin the accompanying drawing, forming'a -rnaterial part of this disclosure, and in whichzf-f; c Eigure 1; is a; perspective view of a conventionalv type of purse showing an e1nbodi'-' -1nentof the invention as applied thereto.
fzFigure 12- is'an enlarged sectional view taken through "the longitudinal center line of th'e fa stener.
Figure 3'i's a perspective view'showing the main parts ofthe' devicea's assembled and in position'ffor engagement. I, II; V I Figuredis a perspective viewl'of ithe de-' tails constituting V the flap carried- :Inem'ber.
xFigur'e ,5isa similar detail view ofthe wall carried member. V The pouch, or purse shown-in Figure l will be seen to consist of a singlefpiece f rnaterial, shaped to present a front wall 10' V I folded at the bottom upwardlyto produce I "a rear wa'llllha'ving an overhangingffront flap '12 nor1nally extending over theflfront 4 wvall 10 in intimate contactgtherewith. I
I The flap may bestraight acrossziorcurved as indicated and confined to the wall 10 bya fastener composed of a cha'nnel shaped, sheet -metal casing bent to -'present;aplain front plate 14 and rear-plate 15 connected by an integral member '16 receptive' of theedge of the flap- 12 I I A pair of prongs '17, sheared fromtheplate" 15, are bent to extend inwardly to engagea leather or like wall entered between the plates,
so that whenthe" plates are forcibly .presse d towards each other theywill be permanently and securely anchored;
The profile'of the plates is a 'matter of fancy "and one inay differfroln the other, both bemg preferably bevelled along their edges as shown, and centrally in the channel'elelnent 16 is an elongated opening 18. A strip 19 of'sprin'g materialis cut and curled at one endto produce a tubular bead 2O freely enterable throughitheopening 18,"
being limited by 7 distinct shoulders 21 maklng contact witlrthe' OUtQI'SLlFfLCG-Of the ele-' ment 16, and a pin 22,15assed through the bead'to extend outwardly at its ends,acts i'n I.
the manner of a hinge, retaining the'partsfin op'erativerelation. V I The continuing, widerportion of'thest-rip is folded closely upon itself, as at- -23,i the 'reversely extending portion '24 being outfl turned and curled to produce a' hollow 'elongated knob orfhandle "element 25 disposed approximatelyjin front ofthe shoulders 21,
and fitted to the-opening in the handle is I pin 26 having upset heads 27 forming a desirably finished appearance. "fA circular disc 30, havingfa 1 flanged peripheral' edge 31,, is prov-ided' with perforation 32,the same'registeringwith similar per- I forations-33 in a plate 3l'havingendmenibers bent atright angles to pass through ap- 7 and hold the plate rigidly thereagainst.
A socket 36 of sheetmetal is shaped to incline inwardly towards its lower edge and its side members. are provided with prongs 37 adapted to pass through the openings 32-33 to be upset on the innerside of the plate 34;, holding the three elements rigidly in fixed relation. Obviously the socket may be formed integral with the disc by suitable "dies, if preferred, rather than be made as a separator member.
On the face of the disc 30 are two slightly raised tracks or guides 38 disposed to receive the. elements 23 and 19 when pressed into engaging position in the socket 36, the tracksBB preventing scratching, wearing and mar-ring the surface of thedisc.
At the open end of the socket 36 is. an inreaching integral ledge 39"a't a right angle adj acently'below the tracks, this ledge being engageable with a projection 40 formed on the spring element 24 contiguous to the knob 25, and acting as a catch to engage within the socket. I
In operation, the respective parts having been assembled, fastening is, effected by directing the-member 23rinto the socket 3 continuingentry until the catch, 40, has snapped past the catch ledge element 39 of the socket,
at which, time theknob 25 will extendslightly outward at the front. Upon depressing the knob sufliciently to re lease the catch from the element 39 separation is accomplished.
Should the containerbeconie bulged byits 7 contents and the flap, consequently assume a positio other. than paral elj o he containe wall, the fastening operationisnot interfered with, due to, the adjustabi lity of the spring catch carrying member. a
7 Although I; have described my improvements with considerable detail and with respect; to certain particular forms of my invention, I do, desiretQ be limited to such details since, manychanges and modifications may well. be made without departing from the spirit and scope ofmy invention in, its broadest aspect.
Having thus described the invention, what I claimas new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is j 1. A fastener for flexible containers having a flap closure, comprisinga disc anchQred on the front wall: of the container, a socket carriedby said disc, said socket having an inreaching upper edge partially closing the opening, raised guards'on said disc above the socket, a channeled-clasp fixed on the container flap, a spring tongue hingedly engaged .in saidcljaspto project downwardly therefrom, said tongue being guided-by said guards to enter the socket, a knob on said tongue, and a lug engageable with the inreaching edge of said socket, said lug being released by depressing said knob. '2. A fastener for flexible containers havmg a flap closure,comprising'a dlsc anchored on the front wall of the container, a socket through the opening, a pin set in saidbead toretain the spring in the manner of a hinge in said clasp, said strip having limiting shoulders and being bent upon itself to enter said socket, a lug'integral with the bent portion of said strip to engage the upper edge of said socket, an elongated knob at the outer end, of the bent strip by which the lug may be released from the socket, and means to prevent abrasion of said dlso by said strip.. 3. Afastener for flexible-containers having" a. flap closure, comprising a disc anchored on the front wall of the container a socket carried by said disc, said socket having an inreaching upper edge, a channeled clasp on the.
container flap, said clasphaving an opening in its lower portion, a flat spring stripbent midway its length to present front, and rear portions, said rear portion being curled and passed through the opening in said clasp, a hinge pin to retain the curled end insaid clasp, anintegral lug on the front portion of said-stripto engage the edge of said socket, eans g ide he e t tr p i ll ck and anelon'gated knob on the free end of the forward portion of said strip to disengage saidl-u'g. i
Y i. A fastener for "flexible containers having a flap. comprising'a socket rigidly fixed to the wallofthe container, a support frame fixed on the edge of the flap, a spring clip hinged at one of its ends to said frame and provided. with lug at its outer end, said socket being inclined to facilitate entry and confinement of the clip therein and having an inreaching marginal ledge withwhich the clip lug is adapted'to engage after the clip hasv enteredinto, and expanded within the socket, wherebythefiap may be latched to the Wall of the container by inserti g the clip within the socket, the clip lug engaging the socket ledge on the expansion of the clip in the socket and whereby the flap will be unlatched from the wall of the container by depressing the clip, disengaging itslug from the socket ledge.
5. A fastener for flexible containers. having a flap, comprising a socket provided with prongs in engagement with the wall of the open end and With a closed end rigidl casing tohold the clip end therein, said clip being further'provided with shouldered portions adapted to engage with the casing to limit the movement of the spring cliptherein, and a projection on the other end of the spring-clip in engagement with the'socket to ,7
hold the wall and flap of the container in fastened position.
6; A fastenerforfleirible containershaving comprising a, socket provided with an on the Wall of'a container, said socket aving a detent member at its "openend, a doubled spring clip havingfront and rear members adapted to enter said socket, said socketbeing I inclined towards its-closed end to guide the clip in its entry into the soeket, said'reatrv member being hingedly engaged to the edge of the flap, and means on the front member to engage said detent to latch the Wall and flap of the container, the closed end o'fseid socket limiting the downward movement of the clip therein tov prevent accidental disengagement of the clip and detent member. This specification signed this May, 1928. r I i v -WILLI AM C. HIERING.
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