US 1810894 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 23, 1931. A. COTLER ET AL 1,810,894
COMBINED HAND BAG AND CONCEALED MUFF Filed June 25. 1929 FIG. 1 FIG. LL.
Patented June 23, 1931 UNITED sr 'r Es ABRAHAM .COTLER Ann CARL aw. rons PATENT OFFICE sBERG, orBRooKLYN, New YORK; V
nonssnuue ASSIGNOR o SAID cornea COMBINED HAND AND CONCEALED MUFF Application filed June 25,
The main object of our invention is to pro- ;vide a lady s hand bag with a muff which will not enlarge the bag to an appreciable extent orrender the muff conspicuous, or otherwise alter the bag and thereby reduce its :usefulness as a'h'and bag.
.Another object is to produce a hand bag which is equipped with a mud whiehi-s normallyroncealed when not in use,an d in addition completely closed, so .that'the bag appears to be then nothing morethan a hand bag .of conventional shape and size.
A further object is to provide such a combined hand bag and concealed mufi with means'for closing the endopenings oft-he muff in convenient manner.
Other objects and the various advantages arising fromthe novel and useful structures included in our invention will appear more fully in detail as the specification proceeds. In the acompanying drawings forming part hereofke w Fig. 1 is a perspective ,view of a hand bagof the envelope type partly open and equipped with the muii' and closure structure lm proper combination so as to embody the features of this invention.
Fig. 2 is a View of the same in closed condition. I i
' Fig.3 is arear view of the bag when closed as in Fig. 2. 1
' Fig. .4 is a view of another type of bag as equipped with the new muff and closure structure already indicated.
Throughout the views. the same or dupli-, cate parts are indicated by the same reference numerals.
Inthe practice of our invention,.as maybe seen in the firstthree views, a hand bag of the envelope type, generally indicated by 1 has the well known front flap 2 attached to the back 3 and provided with a snap member 4 1929. serial No. 373,677.
adapted to c0-operate with 'a corresponding snap member '5 on the front side 6 of the bag In the interior of the bag is a chamber or pocket 7 which may represent a number of pockets, if so desired, but one is shown. I
However, in the back 3 of the bag, a mu'fi' is arranged, generally indicated by8, each end 7 of the mufi being elosable by a'pair of snap members similar to 9,- 9 for the purpose of shutting the muff when not in use and more or less uniting the mud ends so as to prevent the same from fraying out or presenting a disordered appearance. This closingfeature adds to the appearance of the bagand tends to render the muffv unobtrusive and-for the -most part concealed When closed. In order to make for a better closure andimproved concealmentof theymufi", the ends are pref-. erably fitted with rows of fasteners of the so called hookless fastener variety as at 11, 11, opened or closed at Will byv a sliding member 12 having the finger piece 18, this 7 beingthe accepted construction of such fasteners. The sliding member may be drawn down to open its end of the muff as is the normal action of such fasteners, and then hang at the bottom as shown by slide 13 at the near end of Figs. 1 and 4 While the nufi' is open for use, and when it is desired to close the mud, it is but necessary to draw-the'slide member up and inward a litt'le to a point or recess in fastener edges llindicatedat 10for thesaine-to be readily concealed under the flap when the same is closed, and the bag is then closed as a whole with only theunited edges 11, 11 in view. I
edges and then inward toward 10,-:that.it is but necessary 'toclose flap 2 to completely 7 conceal said slide member. At the farend the fastener edges and down to dissociate or open them. It is obvious that if-the fastener edges and slide member were bodily inverted and thus applied in use, drawing the slide member downward would then close the edges and upward movement of the slide member would part or open them. If thus applied to the bag, the so-called recess would,
of course be at the top as before.
Naturally, the fastener rows may be inverted so that when'the muff is open, the slide member is concealed in its retreat at 10 under the main flap 2 of the bag.
The same principles already described in connection with the first two views also apply to the third view, of course. In analogous manner, in the fourth view, the snap 9 and the fastener edges 11, 11 and slide member 12 are incorporated in the structure of the hand bag 14 of conventional form. Here the familiar hinge frame 15 takes care of the opening and closing of the bag in well known manner by means of the snap or look 16. Thefront 17 of this bag is normal in every respect, but the back indicated at 18 is modified by including the muff structure and closing the ends at will as already fully detailed.
The snap members 9, 9 may be omitted, if desired and only the hookless fastener used, or the reverse may be the actual working structure for closing the muff, the idea being to incorporate a concealed muff in the back of a hand bag and to close the ends of the muff by means of snap members or hookless fasteners or both in order to conceal more fully the muff when not in use.
The combination of both fasteners tends to completely carry out the purpose of obliterating and concealing the muff structure from view, inasmuch as the snap members initially close the ends, and, being located within the 7 ends and not upon the very edges tend to flatten the muff, while the hookless fasteners seal the edges and complete the concealment and obliteration of the muff. The closure means therefore serve the twofold purpose of both closing the muif structure, thereby proappearance and possible inconvenience of the muff about the bag. 7
Having now fully described our invention,
7 we claim 1. A combined handbag and concealed muff including a bag having a front and back wall, a muff structure builtinto the back wall so that the ends of the muff structure are open at the ends of the back wall independently of the opening of the bag proper,
co-operating closure means arranged at the ends of said muff structure, and concealable means for'closing said closure means and thereby closing the ends of said muff structure at will.
2. A combined hand bag and concealed mud including a bag structure having corresponding front andback walls forming an inner pocket betweenthem, a muff structure built into one of said walls and opening to the ends of the wall, means for closing said muff structure at its ends including hookless fasteners arranged at said ends, sliding members for opening and closing said fasteners, which sliding members are concealable at will.
3. A combination hand bag and concealed muff including a bag structure having corresponding front and back walls enclosing an inner pocket between them, a muff structure built into one of said walls so that the open ends of said muff structure open to the ends of said wall, and hookless fasteners arranged at the ends of said muff structure having slide members for opening or closing said muff structure, said sliding members being slidable into concealed positions in said'bag when not in use.
a I 4. A combination hand bag and concealed muff including a bag structure having corresponding front and back walls enclosing an inner pocket between them, a mufl' structure built into one of said walls so as to be generally coeatensive with the same,,so that the open ends of said muff structure open to the ends of said wall, snap members arranged within the ends of'said muffstructure for initially closing the same and tending to flatten said structure, and additional closure means th-ereforincluding hookless fasteners also arranged at the ends of said muff structure beyond said snap members and provided with sliding members for closing said fasteners at will and thereby finally closing the ends of said muff structure, and further tending to obliterate the resemblance thereof to a muff.
5. A combined hang bag and m'ufl' includingthe combination with a bag proper having a chamber which'is closable at the'upperpOrtion thereof at will, of a mud permanently associated with one wall ofsaid 'bag'and including a secondchambe'r generally coextensive with said wall, which second chamber is positively closable at the extreme ends thereof adjacent the ends of said bag at will, and there being means for closing the ends of said muff chamber immediately within the endsthereof including snap fasteners.
CARL F. WM.. FORSSBERG.