|Publication number||US1818030 A|
|Publication date||Aug 11, 1931|
|Filing date||Nov 11, 1930|
|Priority date||Nov 11, 1930|
|Publication number||US 1818030 A, US 1818030A, US-A-1818030, US1818030 A, US1818030A|
|Inventors||Percy Arnold William|
|Original Assignee||M N Arnold Shoe Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (21), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented Aug. 11, 1931 srare rT QFHQE.
IVI. N. ARNOLD SHOE COIJPANY, 0.1? NCRTH.
PORATION 0F IVIASSACHSETTS ABINGTON, IYIASSACHUSETTS, A CGR- SHOE BAG Application filed November 11, 1930.
This invention relates to shoe bags or the like, and has for its principal object the provision of an improved receptacle or bag having separate compartments for shoes or other articles of merchandise and auxiliary pockets for smaller accessories. Further objects of the invention reside in the structural features of the bag hereinafter described, as pointed out in the appended claims.
r1`he recommended embodiment of the invention which is shown for the purpose of illustration in the accompanying drawings, is especially adapted for golf or sport shoes which are commonly carried to and from the golf links, tennis courts, seashore or other locality where the shoes are to be worn. 1t will be understood, however, that the improved bag may be employed for other purposes and that its structural details may be varied for such applications, without departing from the essence of my invention.
Heretofore, golf shoes have usually been stuffed in a golf bag, thrown in an automobile or carried in the hands, when transported from place to place, frequently at considerable inconvenience to the wearer and often with attendant loss or damage to the shoes or to other articles or material with which they may come in contact. In order to prevent loss of or injury to the shoes and also to protect against soilage from wet and dirty shoes, I havek devised a simple, inexpensive and handy receptacle which may be conveniently carried by hand, secured to the golf bag or safely deposited in a locker, automobile, travcling bag or the like.
rhe improved bag is provided with a central, flexible partition which divides the receptacle into a pair of compartments for the individual shoes and which is preferably detachable at one margin so that it may be folded against the side of the bag to accommodate vlarger articles; and this partition preferably has one or more pockets for holding cleaning articles and accessories.
ln the drawings,
Fig. 1 is a side view of a bag constructed in accordance with my invention;
Fig. 2 is an end view thereof, partly broken the bag Serial No. 494,904.
away to show the interior partition and one of its pockets;
Fig. 3 is a top view of the opened bag;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of the partition pocket; and
Fig. 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Fig. l.
In the particular embodiment of the invention chosen for the purpose of illustration, comprises a body portion 6 of canvas or other exible material, and a bottom portion 7 (Fig. 3) which may be oval or of other suitable outline and which is preferably made of leather or similar relatively stiff material to provide a wear resisting` base and to impart a predetermined shape to the article. The mouth of the bag is provided with a hem 8 receiving draw strings 9 for constricting the mouth of the receptacle and enclosing the contents thereof; and it will be understood that the body 6 and base 7 may be fabricated of one or more pieces of appropriate material, suitably stitched or seamed together to furnish an attractive, durable, and protective receptacle.
A transverse fabric partition 10, extending from the bottom of the bag to a point below the hem 8, is stitched as at 11 to one side of the body portion 6, and is preferably detachably fastened to the opposite side as by complemental snap fastenings 12 provided along the free, opposite margin of the partition and along a fastening strip 13 stitched to the body 6 opposite the stitching 11 (Fig. 5). Hence, the partition may be fastened across thebag to divide it into two compartments for the shoes 14, or it may be detached and folded against one side of the body to afford an unrestricted receptacle accommodating larger articles, as indicated by the broken lines of Fig. 3.
The upper portion of the partition is preferably provided with pockets on its opposite sides, and the arrangement is such that both pockets may be closed by a single flap. As shown in the drawings, for example, two strips of material are stitched upon opposite sides of the partition to provide pockets 15 and 16 opening at the top of the partition, and the pocket 15 has a flap 17 folding over the upper edge of the partition and over the opposite pocket, and provided with a snap fastener 18 for securing the flap upon the pocket 16. The pocket 16 may be divided into three compartments by vertical lines of stitching 19 and 20, and it will be observed that all three compartments, well as the pocket l5, are closed bythe flap 17.
Shoe cleaning equipment or other articles or accessories may be deposited in the partition pockets; for example, the large pocket 15 will hold a cleaning cloth 2l, a shoe horn 22 will fit the central compartment of pocket 16, and a pair of laces 23 and a scraping tool 24 may be housed in the respective side compartments thereof. These articles are conveniently accessible when the is opened and the flap 17 unfastcned, yet they are completely enclosed by securing the iiap. It will be observed that the hemmed mouth of the bag extends outwardly beyond the upper edge ofthe interior partition and its pockets, so that the partition does not materially interfere with the closing of the bag by the draw strings 9.
A shoe bag constructed as above described is simple and economical to manufacture, durable and protective in use, handy to transport, and not unpleasing in appearance. The body portion of the bag may be colored or decorated as desired to enhance its attractiveness, and the article may be usefully employed as an effective advertising` medium identifying the manufacturer or vendor of golf shoes or other merchandise which may be sold in conjunction with the container or bag. As mentioned above, the size, shape an d structural details of the bag may be varied to suit particular purposes without departing from the spirit of my invention.
I claim: Y
l. Ashee bag er tlie'like comprising a body portion of flexible material, a transverse partition attached to one side of the body and detaehably connected to its opposite side for dividing the receptacle into a pair of compartments opening at the month of the bag, and means for constrieting the month of th bag over said partition to enclose the contents of both compartments.
2. A shoe bag er the like comprising a body portion of flexible material, a transverse parvtition attached at one side of the body and movable angularly with respect thereto, a fastening strip on the opposite side of the receptacle, means for detachably connecting the free margin of the partition to the fastening strip for dividing the receptacle into a pair of compartments opening at the mouth of the bag, and means for closingthe bag mouth to enclose the contents of both compartments.
3. A shoe bag or the like provided with a partition dividing the receptacle into a pair of compartments opening at the mouth of the bag, pockets on opposite sides of the partition adjacent the outer end thereof, one of said pockets having a flap folding over said outer end affd over the opposite pocket, and means for const 1ieting the mouth of the bag over the partition and its pockets to enclose the contents of both compartments and pockets.
4f. A shoe bag or the like comprising a body portion of flexible material, a bottom portion of relatively stiftI material, a transverse partition extending from said bottom toward the month of the bag for dividing the receptacle into a pair of compartments, the body portion having a hem at its mouth, said hem exten ding outwardly beyond the outer end of the partition, and a draw string in said hem for closing` the mouth of the bag over the partition to enclose the contents of both compartments.
5. A shoe bag or the like comprising a body portion of flexible material, a bottom portion of relatively stifl material, a transverse partition extending from said bottom toward the mouth of the bag for dividing the receptacle into a pair of compartments, the body portion having a hem at its mouth, said hem extending' outwardly beyond the onter end of the partition, and a draw string in said hem for closing the mouth of the bag over the partition to enclose the contents of both compartments, the partition being of flexible material and one of its margins being detachably fastened to the body portion, so that the partition may be folded against the side of the bag after unfastening its detachable margin.
6. A shoe bag or the like comprising a body portion of flexible material, a bottom portion of relatively stili:i material, a transverse partition extending from said bottom toward the mouth of the bag for dividing the receptacle into a pair of compartments, the body portion having a hemY at its mouth, said hem extending` outwardly beyond the outer end of the partition, and a draw string in said hem for closing the mouth of the bag over the partition to enclose the contents of both compartments, the partition beingof flexible material and one of its margins being detach ably fastened to the body portion, so that the partition may be folded against the side of the bag after nnfastening its detachable margin, and the partition having pockets on its opposite sides, one of the pockets having a flap folding' over the outer end of the partition and over the opposite pocket.
Signed by me at North Abington, Massachusetts this 7th day of November, 1930.
W. PERCY ARNOLD.
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|U.S. Classification||383/40, 383/75, 383/38|
|International Classification||A45C3/00, A45C3/12|
|Cooperative Classification||A45C2003/007, A45C3/12|