US 1849771 A
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March 15, 1932. F. SMITH ET AL 1,849,771
WRITING KIT Filed June 11, 1931 IN VEN TOR5.
Patented Mar. 15, 1932 UNITED STATES FR ANK L. SMITH AND BURCH SMITH, ROE XENIA, OHIO WRITING KIT Application filed June 11,
This invention relates to a writing kit, particularly applicable for school children which may be economically manufactured and sold at a low price.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a kit for juveniles of a pleasing appearance embodying a folder for retaining writing books, pads, memos or the like, pen, pencil, ruler or other similar equipment.
Another object of the invention is to provide a kit or retainer of a construction such as may be readily and economically formed of heavy paper or similar material, and by means of a strap secured across the surface thereof, will provide in conjunction therewith pockets for the reception of the various articles to be contained therein. Thus formed, the kit is given a finished and pleasing appearance, together with substantial strength.
The principal feature of the invention resides in the provision of a pocket-forming strap extending across the inner faces of the kit for holding the contents thereof in suitable pockets, thus providing a simple material-retaining structure.
Another feature of the invention resides in the arrangement of the securing devices for permanently attaching the strap to the cover of the kit in such manner as to strength en the same, assist in the forming of the pockets, and eliminate any objectionable exposure thereof on the exterior.
The full nature of the invention will be understood from the accompanying drawings and the following description and claims:
In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the kit in folded position. Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof when opened up. Fig.
' 3 is an enlarged central section.
In the drawings there is shown a kit having cover portions 10 and 11 adapted to fold together about the hinge creases 12. Said creases are spaced apart to provide a back portion 13. Similar creases 14 are spaced apart adjacent one end to provide a front portion 15 separating the cover portions from the flap portion 16. By means of this arrangement, when the kit is folded, as shown in Fig. 1, the back and front portions 13 and 1931/ Serial no. 543,616.
215 maintain the-cover portions 10 and 1 1 i; n spaced 'relation for providing ample room to receive the contents. The flap portion "16 is adapted to fold over the cover portion 10 and secure the kit -in closed position.
Secured across't'he inner surfaces ofsaid portions substantially at the center thereof or midway between the upper and lower edges, there is a pocket-forming strap 17 adapted .to form a pocket 18 for anotebook no 19, a'pocket 20 "for a penholder 21, a pocket 22 for a ruler 23, and a pocket 24 forapenoil 25, all upon thetcoverportion'10. Upon the cover portion 11, said strap forms .a pocket 26 for receiving a composition book 27 a Said pocket strap is riveted at 28 to the back portion 13 and at 29 to the frontportion 15. Adjacent one end'of the strap it is rigidly secured to the cover portion 10 bya male '70 clasp member 30. Adjacent the other end,.it. is rigidly secured to the flap 16'by'a female clasp member 31. By means of this arrangemena theclasp members 30 and 31 -act to rigidly secure thestrap adjacent the eX- treme ends thereof, while at the same vtime 'forminga suitable-clasp for securing the-kit in closed position; Said strap is also arranged to "protrude beyond the clasp :16 to v 'provideafinger portion 32-which is exposed "'80 when thekit is in'closed position, and permit grasping for unlatching and opening thekit.
The pockets-20,22 and24c are formed by securing the strapin looped form by wire stitch- I ing or brads. To reinforce the ends of the strap,it is doubled backunder the clasp members"30 and 3l=sothat doublethickness is'provided at these points. Intermediate the pocketsf18,-20, 22 and 24, said strap is secured V to the'cover portions by adhesive or any other suitable 'material which will not protrude therethrough. By means "of this construction, it 'will .be
*noted that the two rivets'28 and 29=firmly secure theistrap in place "without 'marring the outer appearance ofthe cover portions, and it is again firmlysecured adj acent'the ends in suc'h m'anner as :tofform thereby aasuitable clasp. This enablesa constructionto-be-pro- I aided which 11S .rugged iandistrong, together with an economical arrangement for production purposes.
The invention claimed is:
1. A writing kit of the character described for containing a plurality of writing articles, said kit being formed of a blank providing opposite cover portions, intermediate spacing portions and an overlappingfiap portion for securing said cover portions in closed pos1t1on, a strap secured across the inner faces of said portions to PI'OVldOPOCkGtSfOI receiving and holding the various writing articles contained therein, and a plurality of rivets for rigidly securing saidstrap to said spacing portionsand adj acent the ends thereof, said rivets adjacent the ends thereof being formed to provide a locking clasp between the flap portionfand one of said cover portions. V
2. A writing kit of the character described for containing a plurality of writing articles, said kitjbeing formed of a blank providing opposite cover portions, a spacing portion for holding the cover portions apart when in folded position, an overlapping flap portion for securing said cover portions in closed position, a second spacing portion intermediate said flap portion and adjacent the cover porthe strap with said flap portion and one of said cover portions for securing the ends of said strap together to hold the flap portion and said last mentioned cover portion in closed position.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto affixed our signatures.
' FRANK LL SMITH.
tion for spacing the same apart when in closed position, a strap secured across the inner faces of said portions to provide pockets for receiving and holding the various writing articles contained therein, and locking members connecting the ends of said strap with said flap portion and one of said cover portions for securing the ends of said strap together to hold the flap portion and said last mentioned cover portions in closed position.
3. A writing kit of the character'described for'containing a plurality of writing articles,
said kit being formed of a blank providing 'oppositecover portions, a spacing portion for holding the cover portions apart when in folded position, a strap secured. across the inner faces of said portions to provide pockets for receiving and holding the variouswriting articles contained therein, and locking memv bers connecting the ends of said strap with said flap portion and one of said cover portions for securing the ends of said strap togetherto hold the flap portion and said last 'mentioned cover portion in closed position.
4. A writing kit of the character described for containing a plurality of writing articles, said kit being formed of a blank providing opposite cover portions, a strap secured across theinner faces of said portions, said strap being spaced from one of said cover portions to permit reception of a' writing article, eyelets for securing said strap and cover portion to each other adjacent said spaced portion whereby said strap will be secured in spaced 'position, anoverlapping flap portion for securing said cover portions in closed position and locking members connecting-the ends of V