US 1834419 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 1, 1931.'
A. J. PRATT RECEPTACLE FOR SPECTACLES Filed sept. 7, 1929 wuemtoz zo Y drlzur J. Pra??? a nel Patented Dec. 1, 1931 ARTHR :r. RATT, QF.: eniilr'nrncin,v MASSACHUSETTSASSIGNoR.j To l AMERICAN'- orrrc'AL Gontran?, i vor; s yTron or MASSAcHUsEfrTS u u r. .y
i rin;CEP'SMCLE!fFbRSPECTACIIES' j 'Applicationieefseptxiib'7,21929. sealan. 391,048.
This invention relates.' to@ improvements in.
receptacles and particularl-yfto flexiblefcases with' stifening reinforcement for spectacles and the like and to an improved process for making the same.
The principal obj ect of the invention 1s to provide an improved stiffening member for a flexible or semi-flexible case that may be used either in a case having one Side stiffened or in a case having both sides stifened.
Another object of the invention is to pro; vide a simple and economical process for making such stiffening means.
Another object of the invention is to provide improved Stifening means for such cases that will be inexpensive to insert and secure in place.
Another object of the-invention is to provide improved stiifening means for such cases, whereby one stock may be utilized either for cases with one side Stifened, or for cases with two sides stiffened, thereby avoiding the necessity o-f carrying a double stock of stiffening means.
Another object of the invention is to provide economy in production and economy in labor in connection with the stilfening of such cases.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings,- and it will be apparent that changesmay be made in the` arrangement of parts, details of construction and steps of t-he process, without departingv from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the accompanying claims. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the exact arrangement shown and described as the preferred kforms only have been set forth by way of illustration.
Referring to the drawings:
Fig. 1 is the front view of a receptacle embodying the invention.
Fig. '2 is a cross section of line 2 2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a cross section similar to Fig. showing amodification.
Fig. 4 is a. cross section Similar to Fig. showing another modification.
--Figz` 5 is' cross 'section on line 2-2 of. Fig-.1, withf the receptacle cover removed.
\ Fig. 6 'is a cross; section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1 VShowing f the E'receptacle without .the stiffening means inserted.
the Sides and bottom@ f ."Fig. 8. is a front view of another 'of stiffening members.
The modernv vogue for imitation'fshell spectacles', has brought about 'al demand for a'stif'fened ycase or. receptacleto protect the frame frombreakage in the pocket. In some casesit has been found desirable to. stiifen o'ne side 'Stiened This meantthe production and stockingof the two types of stiening, thus increasing the expense of production `and labor. It is, therefore, one of the.=
prime objects of my invention to provide sim:- ple and inexpensive stiening means which may be utilizedleither in double Stilfened kon Single stiffened cases. v It wa-swalsoone primev object. of my invention to-provide simple and .Y .eficient Imeans which. are economical to f produce and which may beinexpensively applied tothecases.l i. w 'Y Referring to the drawings wherein similar reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout, I have shown in Fig.1, a liexible leather spectacle case comprising'the.`
backk or flap side l1'1, and the front side 12,
the two sides being shaped as Shown," and sewn togetherV along their` side edges 'and bot-tom'. as indicated by the stitching 13. The
. top flap 14 isprovided with snap 16 adapted to inter-engagewithsnap button 1-5. .']he= edges along the seamare burnished to.. givea;
F ig..9 is a crossA section 0n fline 9-9 of is a cross'section on line 10-110 of ourrnsnrnen,,MAsSAcHUSETrS A vo'LUNTAnY nsSoerAT Fig. 7 isa perspective viewof--one ofthe... 55 stili'eningvmernbers removed from the re-i ceptacle andl showing the marginal flange on finished appearance. The spectacle case shown in Fig. 1 is simply given by Way of illustration, as it will bel clear that the invention may be utilized with various forms 5 of receptacles..
The Astiilening. means for .the case comprises a flanged side member 17, see Fig. 7, having the inturned flanges18 around the sides and bottom; The memberl Iif desired, maybe suitably "lined with a soft flannel 'or'oth'er" liner 19, see Fig. 5.
The shape of the member 17.,.is in ,general. the outline shape of the case and adapted to fit snugly Within the caser.' It -it is desired to provide a receptacle with only one side still'ened, thegmember 17 iszslippe'd Withinthe .casenas shown`- in; the'geross section -inFigp 3; If' it: isdesiredito stiflenfbotln sides ofthe case, I providesecond `stiffening member:
29 .20, see Fig. 8 of thegeneral outline shapefof i the. case,- andj adapted. to fit .over `the flanges 181of the member 17 ,2 as shown in Fig-2.-y `The member '20-:is provided vvitha flannel or soft material lining 19, as shown` in cross sectio'nf inFi'g. 2..I In producing thecase With-'both sides stiffened, I first slip themem'b'er 117 into' .i the receptacle and then` slip in, member into the receptacle so that it overlies the? flanges-1810i lthemember '17 as shown in Fig.
39. 2. The case may also be stilfened on..both
sides" by :inserting the .member QOon the inside oftlie.-flang.es 18 :as shownin-.Ii"ig.:-.4,` insteaduof'on2 theoutsideas shown inJFig.v 2.v
In Fig. 6` I have. shown-a-crossfsection of-Jthe receptacle .With the stiffening. means. removed, showing; the stitching at 13.'. To'rv give af lfinishv to t1i'e;case,-the lining` 19.i's care rie'd up' above-the1top oftheY member 2O Aas show-nin Fig. 9,- and y'cemented ati2`1to the.
413.15'member*11.y Thelining onvtheffmember 12- onf the :other side .of f the case'l is` similarly carried above.l the topz of the: member-17 and.'f cemented 'at '22'Lto .the member 12'.. This fnotf only :gives ,smooth internal .finishr toVv the il? liningfbut tends to secure the st-iening mem'- bers in placewithin ithe case, to keepthem. from Working or coming. out. l
member and having a portion extending beyond the stiifening member and secured to a cover member to hold the stiffening m'ember in place in the receptacle.
2. A receptacle comprisinggfcoversf av stiffeningiv member having inturiied flanges spaced therefrom and inserted between the covers, a lining on the side of the stiifening memberirenroved from the covera' second-`r ary' Istifl'ening4 "member AV*overlying the first and resting on the flanges thereof, and liningin saidsecond stifl'ening member on the side opposit'et'he cover, portions of the lining of thetwo.stiffeningmembers extending beyond the edges of their respective members and: secured to 1 the u cover i members` .to hold the2stieningy membersinwthe covers-.-V
- ARTHUR J. PRATT. j
Fromatheforegoingfdeseriptio'nxit Will be. ,Y
seensthat I 'have provided simple: andf efficient f 5Qifmeans'for stifl'ening the receptacle,.vvhich are r economieal` to manufacture and economicalto insert, and thata port-ioni of 'thefstiiiening' means Vmay bef used.- foreither single or dou-,-v ble still'ened cases, thus reducingith'el stock @sof-partsenecessaryto carny." It Will also be SeeIrthat :the means for providingl the double, stiften-ing tothe single.Y stiffening is of the:l verysiinplest .order as are also the means for retaining. ithestiff-ening Vdevices in place- Q Withinxthecase.
i -I-Iaving; irescribed my invent-ion, jI claim-1: 1..'A1re`ceptaele comprising front and: backf covers, 'a stiffe'ning .member having inturned' Il marginal flanges Within the receptacle,- and 6011=alining:member secured to the' stiifening` lill)