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May 26, 1931. H. LEBERMAN u 1,807,220
FASTENING DEVICE FOR BAG FRAIBS Filed Jan. 29, 1929 Patented May 26, 1931 UNITED" STATES PATENT FFICE y HARRY LEBERMAN, OF NEW YORK., N. Y., ASSIGNOR T GROOVE LOCK CO. INC., OF` BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK FASTENING DEVICE FOR BAG FRAMES Application filed January 29, 1929.
My invention relates to hand bag frames, and more particularly to improvements in a fastening construction whereby firmlyto secure bag frame sections together in closed Y v relation.
Other objects and aspects of my invention 20 will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists of the parts and combination or combinations of parts hereinafter described and set forth in the appended claims.
The invention will be best understood by referring to the accompanying drawings, forming a material part of this application, and in which- Figure 1 represents an elevational view of frame sections equipped With my improved fastening means;
Fig. 2 represents a fragmentary plan view, showing the clamping slide moved into position to permit the sections to be separated by the opening movement thereof;
Fig. 3 is a similar view but with the clamping slide, fractionally shown, binding the sections together;
Fig. 4 is a cross section on the lined- 4 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a cross section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3; f
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary det-ail showing a modification; and Y F ig. is also a fragmentary detail showing the tongue piece formed to produce a tight wedging effect.
The preferred form of construction as illustrated in the accompanying drawings comprises the bag frame sections 10 and 11 Serial No. 335,962.
which may be of any appropriate or approved form suitably hinge connected in any conventional manner for opening and closing movement; and upon the section 10 there'is secured or otherwise provided longitudinally thereof a solid head bar 12 which is represented as having a portion 13 overhanging the inner edge 14: of `this section, this larrangement being such that when the sections 10 and 11 are in closed relation with their inner respective faces land 16 in fiatwise contact the edge 17 of the section 11 will voccupy a position underneath the overhanging'portion 13 of the head bar. Although this is a preferred arrangement, it is not'65 essential in carrying out my invention that the head bar be arranged Vwith a portion 13 overhanging the longitudinal edge lfl.
The head bar 12 intermediate its length is provided with a keeper opening 18 which extends inwardly into the body thereof from the face ofthe overhanging portion 13, it being observed that this keeper lopening is made with inwardlyfconverging sides 19 so that it narrows inwardly of the body of the head bar. Adapted' to enter the keeper opening 18 y and to have snug fit therein when the sections are brought into closed relation is a tongue piece 20 which is affixed to and extends upwardly from'fSOv the frame section 11, the inner face r21.',of this tongue piece 20 being .illustrate-d -in the present embodiment as comprising a continuation of the inner contacting face 16. As clearly illustrated in the drawingsfs the tongue piece 20 is made with converging sides 22 adaptedto have intimate iit against the converging sides 19 of the keeper opening when the lsectionsare in closed condition. .f
Mounted-upon the head bar 12 for longitudinal sliding movement thereon is an elongated clamping slide 23 which is ada-pted to be manuallyrmoved from and to a position in which it will imprison the tongue o piece 20'within the keeper opening 18.
l Suitable stop means 24 and 25 for limiting the range of movement of the clamping slide are provided in conjunction with the head bar 12, the stop 24 being. located lso as 'W9 Vto indicate the position of the clamping slide when the sections are to be opened while the other stop 25 is located atthe position to which the clamping slide must be moved iii order to iinprison the tongue piece within the keeper opening. When the sections are closed with their inner Vfaces I5 and 16 in contact, tlietongue pieceY will occupy a position substantially within the ,keeper opening. The clamping slide may then be slid along the head bar to engage the front contact face of the tongue and press the tongue fully within the keeper opening, thereby forcing the converging ends of the tongue tightly against the coi'- responding sides defining the keeper opening. As clearly shown in the drawing, the clamping vslide is considerably longer than the tongue, so that when'the clamping slide abuts the stop 25, it will fully cover the tongue and be in engagement with the bar at either end of the tongue as well as with the front side of the tongue.
In Fig. 6, I illustrate a slightly modified form of construction which consists in extending the converging-sided opening 26 entirely through'the head bar transversely thereof, thereby permitting the engaging :tongue piece 27, conformingly shaped-there to, to extend to the outer side of the head bar. Y
In Fig. 7 I illustrate how by providing the tongue piece with a slightly rounded enlargement on its Contact face 28, a posi-V tive wedging action effect, exerted transversely of the longitudinal extent of the sections, may be obtained. In this form of construction, the slightly rounded contact .face 28 between the ends 29 protrudes shghtly beyond the surface-30 of the head Vbar with which the ends 29 are flush when the frame sections are closed, so that when the clamping slide is moved into clamping position it will impinge upon the contact face 28 thereby forcing the ytongue piece tightly into the keeper opening as the vvclamping slide is moved'to the stop 25. With this forml of construction, the frame sections are not only clamped together firmly against opening movement,rbut they are also held firmly against any'lon'gitudinal shifting movement'which may be ldue to any Vweaknesses or iniirmities of the hinge con'- nections between the 'two sections.
From the foregoing description taken in` connection with the accompanying drawing, it will be apparent that I have produced an extremely simple and highly eflicientV con-.
' are strengthened and reenforced when secured together in closed position.
While I have shown anddescribed certain selected forms of my invention, it is understood that they are capable of many modifications. Changes and alterations, therefore, in the structural details may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention as defined Vin the appended claims, in which it is my intention to claim all novelty inherent in my invention as broadly as possible in view of the of the keeper opening, and a movable clamp-: -A
ing member on the bar arrangedV to be moved into clamping engagement with said tongue to imprison the latter tightly in the keeper opening, said clamping member being of a dimension to extend y entirely across the tongue and engage with the bar at either end of the tongue when the tongue is imprisoned thereby.
' 2. Fastening means for the purposeA set forth, comprising two frames each havingv a longitudinal top, a relatively longv head rail connected with one top and extending longitudinally thereof with its `front longitudinal edge projecting forwardly and occupying a position in which it overliangs the other top when the frames are closed, said front longitudinal edge being provided' with an'opening therein forming a'sp'ace between two end walls, a tongue on the other top shaped to enter said opening and to fill the space between the two end walls so as to prevent longitudinal shifting movement of one frame with respect to the other, anda clamping member movable along the rail, adapted to engage said tongue and confine it in the space between the twoend walls'.
3. rEhe combination of first and second Vparallel members, vthe first of which is provided with an open spaceformed between two end walls, a tongue on ther second member shaped to fill the space between the twoend` walls, and a clamping device movable on the first member and movable into position for clamping the tongue to thefirst member and within the space between the end walls, said device being formed tocover the open space and to conceal the tongue therein when the latter is clamped in place.
In testimony that I claim theforegoing as my invention, and have signed my name hereto. Y HARRY LEBERMAN.