US 1842792 A
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jan. 26, 1932. s. MAKsK- HAND BAG Filed Nov. 12. 1930 NvENToR SAMUEL MAKSIK BY ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 26, 1932 UNITED :STATES PATENT o-'FcE fiAMUEL MAKSIX. OF NEW YOBKN'. Y., ASSIGOE TO KICHEL, HAISIK di FELDIAN, INC., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., L'CORPORATION Ol' NEW YORK HAND-BAG Application filed November 12, 1930, Serial Xo. 95,104.
This invention relates to a hand bag having a pocket or closure controlled by a slide fastener and has for its object to Simplify the attachment of the fastener to the bag and to provide a neat and attractive closure which is easily operated without special stiifening means.
The invention is especially intended for hand bags made of soft, pliable material such as leather or cloth. When slide fasteners are used to close such bags, the soft fabric or leather tends to bunch and it is difficult to move the slider unless means are employed to stifien the edges of the closure. This is truev whether the fastener is used on the outer edges of the bag, or on the inside or outside pockets commonly provided in articles of this te.
overcome this difiticulty and at the same time Simplify the construction of the bag by attaching the fastener stringers to the edges of the closure in inverted position along the outside of the bag, after which l fold the edgesv over and secure them to the inside of the bag so that the stringers are held firmly in place` and are stiffened by the double thicliness of material'at the folded edges of the closure.
lin the preferred form of the invention, ll also attach the lining of the hag to the edges of the closure by arran ing it in inverted position cocxtensive wit the fastener stringers, and then stitching or otherwise securing the lining and the stringers to the edges of the closure in one operation. The edges of the closure and the lining are then turned over inside the hag, and the edges cemented or otherwise secured in place, so that the cooperating fastener elements project outwardly while the rough attaching edges of the parts are concealed beneath the lining of the bag.
rEhe invention will be described in connection with the accoinpanying drawings in which:
i Fig. l is a perspective view of a hand hag in partly open position, showing one einhodimerit of the invention;
Fig. 2 is a detail view showing the method of securing'a fastener stringer and the lining to the cover in a single operation; and
Fig. 3 is a transverse section through the bag when closed.
The 'drawings show a hand bag of the pouch type having the usual side walls or cover 1 connected by the gussets 2 which are grooved to fold inwardly when the hag is closed. The bag is made of leather, cloth or other suitable material, and is provided with handles 3 secured to buckles 4 which are anchored in any suitable manner in the sides lof the bag. A layer o'f,canvas or other cover l so that the inte'rlocking members '2' overl'ap the outside of the cover, as shown in Fig. 2. The cloth or other suitable lining 12 is arranged along the opposite sidesof the stringers 6 so that it overlaps the outside of the cover 1. To facilitate this operation the lining 12 is preferably cut in two pieces which are separately attached to the respective edges of the bag in the manner descrihed. The edge ll of the cover, the fastener stringer 6 and the lining 12 are then secured together in one operation as by stitching 13, as shown in Fig. 2.
The edge 11 is then douhled over inside the hag, forming a fiap, as shown in ii, and is secured in this position in any suitahle manner, preferably by cementing it to the 1nside surface of the coverat it. The is also folded over inside the hag, shown in Fig. 3, so that the stitches 13 and tl'eattaching edges of the cover, stringer lining are concealeol from view, while the stringei` oceupies e suhstantially' angular medial position hetw l ing. The cooperating ro a members i project outwa folded over and the folded edges of the cover 1 and lining' 12, but only so much of the stringers 6 is exposed as will insure a free track for the slider. This construction not only presents a neat and pleasing appearance, but also stifl'- ens the fastener and makes it easy to move the slider in either direction with one hand.
The. two'halves ofthe lining 12 may: be stitched together either before or after the ed es 11 are cemented to the inside of the bag. Liewise, the gussets 2 may be secured to the cover 1 either before or after the fastener and lining are attached. In the bag here 'shown the lining 12 is provided with a separate pocket or change purse 15 of the usual type having a snap fastener 16.
In some cases I prefer first to attach the fastener stringers to the lining 12, with the stringer and lning in the position shown in Fig. 2, and then sew or otherwise fasten the two to the cover as previously described.
Various changes may be made in the details of construction herein shown and described without departing from the sco e and spirit of the invention as defined in t e I appended claims.
The invention claimed is:
1. A closure for hand bags and the like comprising a cover made of soft pliable material having its edge folded inwardly to form a flap, a separable fastener stringer secured to said flap, a lining having its edge secured to said stringer, and
' means securing said flap to the inside of the v tached thereto with the attache cover with the stringer occupying a substantiallv right angular medial positon'` between the folds of the cover and lining.
2. closure for hand bags and the like .comprsng a cover and an inner lining havmg their upper edges folded over toward each other, a separable fastener stringer inserted between said folded ed d portions concealed between the cover and linng, and means for securing said attached portions to the inside of the cover with the strnger occupyng a substantially ri ht an lar medial poston between the fol of tg cover and lnng.
Signed at New York in the county of New York and State of New York this 10th day of November, A. D. 1930.
SAMU EL MAKSIK.