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Publication numberUS1830582 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 3, 1931
Filing dateMar 19, 1928
Priority dateMar 19, 1928
Publication numberUS 1830582 A, US 1830582A, US-A-1830582, US1830582 A, US1830582A
InventorsWheary George Henry, Benjamin M Hamlin
Original AssigneeWheary Trunk Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Luggage
US 1830582 A
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Patented Nov. 3, 1931 l UNrrED.' STATES" Gnoiion' may wnnamr .um -BNJAMIN' u'. immun, or nacnrn, wrsconsnsr, `as- PATENT; ori-*lcs fA l SIGNORE T WHEARY TRUNK COMPANY, 0F RACINE, WISCONSIN, A CORPORATION i Ol' WISCONSIN :.Ueeaen appuaaon mea xmms. 192s. serial no. starte.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements 1n luggage carriers and refers more particularly to one of the casetype E One objection to cases of the character described, is that the arments are packed in a more or less hapazard manner and, consequently, become wrinkled and this invention has as an object the provision of4 an improved case wherein special wardrobe means are provided for receiving garments to permit their being packed so as to require the least possible space and, at the same time, assurev protection against being vundulg1 wrinkled.`

Another object ofy this invention resides in I the provision 'of an improved case which is so constructed that garmentsplaced therein may be properly arranged and are read- N ily visible as the case is closed to insure their being smooth and properly packed to obtain maximum economy of space and prevent unfrom the case and employed apart therefrom.

And a still further object of this invention resides in the provision of an improved 'case of the character described having cushion means carried by the top or cover which engages the medial portions of the top-most garment to maintain a yieldable pressure thereon and prevent the shifting and, consequent wrinkling, of the garments in the case.

With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the description pro ceeds, ourinvention resides inthe novel con- 1struction, combination and arrangement of parts substantiallyas hereinafter described ,and more particularly deined b the ,appended claims, .it being understoo that such changes in the precise embodiment of the hereindisclosed invention may be made as` come within the scope of the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, we have illustrated two complete examples of the physical Iembodiment of our invention constructed according to the best modes we have so far devised for the practical application ofthe principles thereof, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a case embodying our invention;

Figure 2 is a view, partly in section and partly in elevation, taken through Figure 1 on the plane of the line 2-2 and illustrating the garment carrier in its vertical position;

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the garment carrier detached from the case and hung from a support apart therefrom;

Flgure 4 is an enlarged, fragmentary, detail, sectional view taken through Figure 2 on the plane of the line 4 4, and

Figure 5 is a fragmentary erspective view with parts broken away and) in section of a slightly modified form of wardrobe re- Y ceiver.

Referring now particularly to the accompanying drawings, in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views, 5 represents the main section of a case to which a cover or lid 6 is suitablyl hinged along one marginal edge, the cover being provided with suitable locking devices 7 and the main section having a handle 8. The inner walls of the section 5 maybe lined with pockets 9 for the reception of various articles and the front and rear walls thereof are provided with opposed guide members 10 which are equally spaced from one end wall to provide a guide channel 11 in which the side marginal edges of a partition member 12 are removably engaged, the member 12 dividing the main section into an article receiving compartment 13 and a vertical well or space 14, to be later described.

The partition member 12' has its upper marginal edge provided with an inwardly curved extension 15 to which a garment receiver 16 is hinged, as at 17, the receiver being substantial y tray shaped having a bottom wall 18 of a size and shape to conform with the to area of compartment 13, side walls 19 an an end wall 20. The tray is supported at its'inner end by the hinges 17 and "at its outer end by a stop or cleat 21 secured along the adjacent end wall of the main section, the inner end of the tray communicating with the vertical well or space 14 in the manner best shown in Figure 1.

" Mounted in the receiver 16 adjacent its outer corners are extensible trolley members 22 from which garment hangers 23`are adapted to be supported. Garments 24 draped over the hangers 23 lie iiat in the receiver 16 with their ends 25 extended into the well or space 14, the rounded upper end of the partition preventing wrinkling of the garments,`as will be readily appreciated.

The receiver 16 ma be readily releasably secured in a substantially vertical position, as illustrated in Figure 2, in line with the well or space 14, by a fastening member 26 pivoted to the adjacent end wal of the main section, as at 27, and having its free end 28 hook-shaped to en age a projection or' stud 29 fixed to one si e wall 19, as illustrated. The garments are suitably draped over the han ers 23 which are then engaged over the trol ey members 22, care bein taken that the garments hang properly an without unnecessary creases' or folds. Member 26 is then disengaged from stud 29 and the receiver 16, moved to its normal horizontal position illustrated in Figure 1, the garments being again rearranged 1f necessary while in full view. The inner surface of the cover or lid 6 is provided with an intermediate cushion or resilient member 3() which engages the medial portions of the garments to place a yieldable pressure thereon and prevent shifting and the consequent creasing of the garments, as will be readily apparent.

The case may be of any particular interior or exterior design or construction, and the cover may be provided with pockets 31 at opposite sides of the member 30. Suitable fastening means 32 may be provided at the under side of the receiver bottom wall 18 for accommodating various toilet articles 33.

A link 34 is ivoted to the receiver bottom wall 18 adjacent its outer free end. as at 35, and has an aperture 36 for engagement over a suitable supporting member 37 whereby the garment receiver 16 may be bodily removed, as illustrated in Figure 3, andused apart therefrom. The partition member 12 being freely slidable in the channels 11 of the guides 10 permits the ready removal or reengagement of the receiver 16 from the case, as will be readily apparent.

Inasmuch as the full length of the receiver is not required in some instances, the modiiication illustrated in Figure 5 may be, em-

acter described appertains vthat we provide a novel and improved luggage carrier of the case type having means for assuring the packing of garmentsfwith a maximum economy of space, which prevents wrinkling of the garments in that a cushion member engages Q the garments flatwise below the hangers and which may be readily detached from the case to serve apart therefrom.

What we claim as our invention is:

1. InAa case type lugga e carrier of the character described, incluing a main section and a cover therefor, a partition member dividing` the section into an article receiving compartment and a vertical well, a wardro e carrier normally disposed over the article receiving compartment to form an internal cover therefor, said well forming a right angular continuation of the wardrobe carrier, and the upper marginal edge portion of the partition member being curved inwardly and terminating in line with the war robe receiver whereby garments carried thereby are not creased at their point of extension in the well.

-2. In a case type luggage carrier. including a main section and a cover therefor, a pair of opposed guides carried by the side walls of the main section equi-spaced from one end wall, a transverse partition member removably disposed in the guide members to divide the main section into an article receiving compartment and a wardrobe well, the upper marginal edge of the partition member being curved inwardly toward the article compartment, a wardrobe receiver normally disposed over the article receiving compartment, means hingedly connecting one end of the wardrobe receiver with the curved marginal edge of the partition member, and garment supporting [means disposed in the end of the receiver opposite to its hinge mounting whereby garments supported therefrom have their lower ends extended into the wardrobe well.

3. In a case type` luggage carrier, including a main section and a cover therefor, a pair of opposed guides carried by the side walls of the main section equi-spaced from one end wall, a transverse partition member removably dis osed inthe guide members to divide the 'mam section into an article receiving 'compartment and a wardrobe well, the upper marginal edge of the partition member being curved inwardly toward the article compartment, a wardrobe receiver normally dlsposed over the article receiving compartment. means hingedly connecting one end of the wardrobe receiver and the curved marginal edge of the partition member, garment supporting means disposed in the end of the receiver opposite its hinge mounting whereby garments supported therefrom have their lower ends extended into the wardrobe well, and a cushion member on the inner surface of the cover to bear upon garments disposed in the receiver when the cover is closed to prevent shifting of garments in the receiver.

4. In a case type luggage carrier, including a main section and a cover therefor, a pair of opposed guides carried by the side walls of the main\section equi-spaced from one end wall, a transverse partition member removably disposed Iin the guide members to divide the main section into an article receiving compartment and a wardrobe well,

the upper marginal edge portion of the partition member being curved inwardly toward the article compartment, a wardrobe receiver normally disposed over the article receiving compartment, means hingedly connecting one end of the wardrobe receiver with the curved marginal edge portion of the partition member, garment supporting means disposed in the end of the receiver opposite to its hinge mounting, garments supported therefrom having their lower ends extended into said wardrobe well, a cushion member on the inner surface of the cover to bear upon garments disposed in the receiver when the cover is closed to prevent shiftin ofthe clothes in the receiver means on t e under face of the receiver for mounting various articles, said receiver and partition members being bodily removable from the carrier by swinging the receiver to a substantially vertical position and liftin the same to disengage the partition mem er from its guides, and means facilitating the hanging of said receiver from a support apart from the carrier. y

5. In a case type luggage carrier including a main section and a cover therefor, a removably mounted transverse partition member dividing the main section into an article receiving compartment and a wardrobe well, a wardrobe receiver normally disposed overthe article receiving compartment, means hingedly connecting one end of the wardrobe `re ceiverwith the upper marginal edge of the i0 partition member, and garment supporting means disposed in the end of the receiver opposite its hinged mounting whereby garments supported therefrom have their lower ends extended into the wardrobe well. 55 6. In a case type luggage-carrier including a main section and a cover therefor a pair of opposed guides carried by the side walls of the main section equi-spaced from onel end wall, a transverse partition member removably disposed in the guide members to divide the main section into an article receiving compartment and .a wardrobe well, a wardrobe receiver normally disposed over the article receiving compartment, means hingedly connecting one end of the wardrobe receiver with the upper. marginal edge of the partition member, and garment supporting i, means disposed in the end of the receiver divide the main section into an article receiving compartment and a vertical well, a Wardrobe receiver mounted in the main section for swinging movement to and from a position horizontally disposed over the article receiving compartment to form an internal cover therefor, one end of said wardrobe receiver being adjacent the partition and forming substantially a right-an ular continuation thereof when the wardro e receiver isin its horizontal position, means carried at the opposite end of the wardrobe receiver for supporting garments whose free end portions are adapted to extend from the juncture of the wardrobe receiver and the partition and into the vertical well, and means at the juncture of the wardrobe receiver and the artition for preventing undue creasing o garments passing thereover. j

8. Conveniently carried hand luggage of the character described comprisin a main section having its walls fixed, a partition connecting two of said walls near a third wall to divide the main section into an article receiving compartment and a vertical well, a wardro e receiver hingedly connected at one end withthe partition and adapted for swinging movement to Aand from a position horizontal-ly disposed over the article receiving comlpartment to form an internal cover therefor,

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5178246 *May 29, 1991Jan 12, 1993Kramer Paul DUtility component briefcase
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/289, 190/13.00H, 190/109
International ClassificationA45C13/03, A45C5/03
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/03, A45C5/03
European ClassificationA45C13/03