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l Feb. 23, 1932. r J E BUDD 1,846,542
CARRYING BAG Filed Sept. 29, 1928 E VMM.
/4 TTURA/Ev/ Patented Feb. 23, 1932 PATENT OFFICE .'IALMIES E. BUDD, OF BATTLE GROUND, WASHINGTON CARRYING BAG Application fil-ed September 29, 1928. Serial No. 309,332.
This invention relates generally to carrying bags and particularly to a foldable form thereof.
The main object of this invention is to pro- 6 vide an exceedingly simple and eficient form of carrying bag which will at once be neat in appearance, provide a maximum amount of space, and will stand in an open position, if desired, or remain in a closed position, if
The second object is to so construct the bag that the maximum amount of strength will be obtained from the material used in its construction, and also that the bag will have l5 a fiat bottom, making it possible to set it on a plane surface without having it falling over.
These, and other objects, will become more apparent from the specification following .as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in
Figure -1 is a perspective view of the bag showing it in an open position. -Figure 2 is a vertical section taken along the line 2-2 in Figure 1. Figure 3 is a section taken along the line 3--3 in Figure 2. Figure 4 is a section taken along the line 4-4 in Figure 1. Figure 5 is a perspective view of the device showing same in a closed position.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the bag showing same in a folded position. Flgure 7 is a perspective view of the false bottom employed therein.
Similar numbers of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
bag is preferably made of oblong shape, and consists of the front and rear sides 10, the ends 11 and the bottom 12. The ends 11 are provided with the diagonal creases 13 and the vertical crease 14, while the horizontal creases 15 and 16 extend entirely around the sides 10 and 11.
The upper ed es of the sides 10 are pro .ided with the sti reinforcing members 16A to which are secured the handles 17. One handle 17 is provided with a wire cross tie 18, the purpose of which will be explainedlater. For larger sizes of the bag it is desirable to provide a false-bottom 19 of heavy cardboard or other material and havmg the end 'is opened, as shown in Figure 1, with the end Referring in detail to the drawings, they flaps 20 which extend upwardly against the inner sides of the ends 11 when the bag is in use.
The bag itself can be made out of any suitable material, ranging from paper to fabric or imitation leather depending upon the quality of the article being made and the particular purpose for which it is intended.
In use when it is desired to fill the bag it flaps 20 turned up. When it is desired to close the bag, one handle 17 is slipped through the other handle 17 below'its cross tie 18 which causes the sides 10 and 11 to assume the shape shown in Figure 5 by bending along their respective creases 13, 14 and 16, giving the bag a neat appearance and makin it able to stand up wherever placed and at t e same time providing the maximum amount of strength by distributing the load carried over the entire surface of the sides 10.
The shape of the false bottom 19 causes its edges 21 to be supported by the sides 10 whereas the edges 22 of the false bottom 19 are stifened by the end flaps 20.
With the smaller sizes of bag the false bottom 19 may be omitted entirely if desired.
When desiringto fold the bag, as shown in Figure 6, it is -only necessary to fold down Ythe end aps 20 which allows the bag to collapse and fold along the creased lines 13, 14, 15 and 16'permitting it to fold into a very small space compared with the capacity of the bag itself. y v
I' am aware that many forms of carryin 85 bags have -been constructed in the past; E therefore, do not intend to cover such devices as broadly but I do intend to cover all suchforms and modifications thereof as fall fairly in the appended claims.
1. A carrying bag having a pair of handles attached to the open end thereof, one of said handles having a cross tie attached thereto parallel to the edge of the bag between which and the edge of the bag the opposite handle may be passed for the purpose of holding the sides of said bag in a closed position.-
2. A carrying bag consisting of a flexible container having relatively straight side members and creased end members, having reinforced edges at the to of said straight side members, each of sai reinforced members having a handle attached thereto and one of said handles having a cross tie between which tie and its adjacent reinforced edge the opposite handle may -be passed for the purpose of holding said reinforced edges together.
3. A carrying bag of rectangular shape having the sides thereof divided into three superimposed sections by means of creases, each lovvermost and uppermost end section having diagonal creases extending from the lovvermost corner` thereof to the uppermost middle portion of the section, the middle and uppermost end sections being further divided by an upright crease extending from the bottom of the middle section to the top of the upper section, the top edges of the. uppermost side members having longitudinal sti'ening means therein, and a false bottom member having upturned ends adapted to reinforce the ends of said ba J S E. BUDD.