US 1828342 A
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Oct. 20; 1931. M. sAcHs HAND BAG Filed Feb. 7. 1929 ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 20, 1931 UNITED STATES MAX SACHS, OI BOGKAWAYQNEW YORK HAND-BAG Application illed I iebruary 7, 1929.- Se riaI No, 338,098.
This invention relates to bags and more particularly is directed to' animproved .con-
struction of a hand orunder arm-bag, such I as carried by women, incorporating in its structure in a novel manner, one or more secret or concealed pockets. I
One object of the invention is to provide a pouch-type bag of the character described having one or more improved secret or concealed pockets which shall permit the convenient insertion therein and removal therefrom papers, license or identification holders, keys and other articles without requiring the main pocket incorporating the frame of the pouch bag to be opened or closed. r
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved bag construction of the character described comprising few and simple parts which shall be readily assembled to form a neat appearing, novel, ornamental yet compact structure including one or more inconspicuous or camouflaged conveniently positioned pockets, which shall be inexpe sive to manufacture, and practical and eflicient to a high degree in use.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly features of construction, combinations'of elements and arrangement of parts which will he exemplified in the constructions hereinafter described and of which the scope of apclaims. p v
In the accompanyingdrawings, in which is shown various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention, i 7
Figs. 1 and 4 are perspective views. of pouch-type, hand-bags constructed to embody the invention. Q I
Figs. 2 and 3 are cross-sectional views corresponding to cuts taken on lines 22 and 33 in Fig. 1 and V Figs. 5 and 6 arecross-sectional views corconsists in the responding to cuts taken on .lines 5 -5 and 696 in Fig. 4;
Referring in dean to the drawings; 10
denotes a'tpouch-type, hand-bag, such as car ried by women constructed to embody the invention. As seen from Figs. 1, 2 and 3, said bag 10 comprises a body portion 11 forming the main pocket 12 which has an elongated frame 13 of any conventional construction formed of any suitable, stiff, metallic or nonz metallic material, said frame 13 being secured to the body portion 11 to provide a 010- sure for the opening of the pocket 12. Said frame 13 includes hinged, U-sha-ped members 14 pivoted at the ends 15 there0f which when swung apart gives access to the pocket 12. Said members 14 are releasably retained in abutting or "shut position for closing the pocket 12b'y a finger catch or lock 16 in the well understood manner. A suitable handle 17 may have its ends swingably anchored to one of said members 14 for convenience in carrying the bag 10.. V
The body portion 11 preferably is made of an outer layer of leather, leather substitute, si'lkor other suitable decorative, we'anproof material made up of out and fashioned sections 19which-are sewed together bystitched seams 20 forming the exterior wall of the bag, and a suitable inner layer 21 a plied to form a lining for the pocket 12. he edge portions of outer layer sections 19 and lining 2lat the opening of the pocket 12 are firmly plication will, be indicated in the following secured to the frame member 14 by a suitable clamping and adhesive means or in any other nected that one or moreof the seams 20 extend on theexterior side of thebag from the frame members 14 or opening of the pocket 12 to the bottom side 22 of the body portion 11, that is,
transverse the length of the frame 13. Preferably the bag is designed to present the front or back or both exterior sides 23 and 24, respectively, of the bag with seams wide spaced apart as indicated at 20a. As shown from Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the seams 20a do not stitch the adjacent layer sections together but form inconspicuous openings 25 for secret pocket 26 extending behind the central layer section 19a, said seams 20a forming edge borders or trimmings for said openings 25.
The construction of the secret pockets 26 may include a lining layer 21a extend ng along the interior side of the layer sectlon nd a lining layer 21?) interposed to ex'-" tend along the lining 21 of the pocket 12, said layer 216 being secured by stitches 27 to the adjoining layer section 19. The pockets 26 are separated by lining layers 28 which form a partition secured in position'by stitched seams 29 and 30, the material of the layers 28 being extended beyond the seams 30 for connecting with the adjoining layer section 19 by means of securing stitches 31. Said stitches 27 and 31 are preferably positioned to extend behind the layer section 19a so as to be concealed from view.
Suitable closure means such as a hookless fastener, snap fastener 32 or similar devices may be provided for retaining the pocket openings 25 shut. The snap fastener 32, if desired, may be mounted on the linings of the pockets 26 so as to be normally concealed.
By constructing the pockets 26 in the overlapping relation as shown in the drawings, both pockets maybe made relatively large, that is, the depth of each pocket may be substantially the width of the layer section 19a.
It should be noted that the bag 10 with snap fasteners 32 of the pockets 26 when closed make seams 20a appear as if the latter permanently secured the layer section 19a to the adjacent layer sections 19 like the seams 20 on the rear side 23 of the bag thereby concealing the pocket openings 25. As a further aid to concealing said pocket openings 25, the seams 20a may be provided with visible stitches 33 which also serve as an additional ornamental trimming of the exterior side of the bag.
In the practical use of the improved bag 10, articles such as an identification or automobile license holder 34, a handkerchief, keys or other objects may be readily slipped in or out of the pocket 26 without-opening themain pocket 12.
The pockets 26 safely retainthe contents therein and the pocket openings 25 are not readily discernible, thus providing hidden caches in the bag structure. 7
In Figs. 4, 5 and 6 is shown another bag construction embodying the invention. Here the bag 110 is similar in all respects to the bag 10 described above'with the'exception that not only are secret pockets 26 incorporated in the bag structure behind the front layer section 19a but identically constructed secret pockets 126 are provided in the bag structure behind the rear layer section 119a. Also there is a strap handle 117 which serves as a safety guard. Said handle is attached to extend along the rear layer section 11911 so that when it is grasped in the hand, the latter contacts the rear layer section 119a which preferably is made of a flexible material. By feeling or touch contact it may readily and conveniently be ascertained whether or not the contents of the pocket 126 is intact.
It should be understood that instead of seams serving as the concealing means for the secret pocket openings, as shown in bags 10 and 110, other forms of camouflaging means for this purpose may be used such as folds, pleats'or other'forms of trimmings extending on the exterior side of the bag.
It will thus be seen that-there is provided devices in which the several objects of this invention are achieved and which are Well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment abovesetforth, it is to be understood that all matters herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing are to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
' Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: A
1. Apocket book construction comprising an elongated hinged frame, a body portion secured to the frame to form a pouch bag having a main pocket closed by said frame, said body portion formed of flexible layers, one of said layers being of less width than said body portion, the last mentioned layer having a portion detached from the other layers, another pocket separated from said main pocket, the last mentioned pocket having. :an opening inwardly from an end of the bag at said detached layer portion and com municating with-the exterior side of the bag, said opening extending transversely with respect to the length of the frame, and camouflaging means extending about the rim of said opening-toconceal the last mentioned pocket. v
2. A pocket book construction comprising an elongated'hinged frame, a body portion secured to the frame tov form a pouch bag having a main pocket closed by said frame, said body portion formed of flexible layers, one of said layers being of less width than said body portion, the last mentioned layer having a portion detached from the other layers, an-
other pocket separated from said main pocket, the last mentioned pocket having an ,opening inwardly from an end of the bag at said detached layer portion and communicating with the exterior side of the bag, said opening extending transversely with respect to the length of the frame, camoufiaging means extending abolit the rim of said opening to conceal the last mentioned pocket, and a handle for the bag permanently attached in close proximity to the last mentioned layer whereby when said handle is grasped in the hand the latter contacts said layer for ascertaining whether or not the contents of said last mentioned pocket is intact.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.