US 1869418 A
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2, 1932. a. M. HAMLI'N LUGGAGE CARRIER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 15, 1928 Patented Aug. 2, 1932 imitan STATES rATENn ori-ica y BENJAMIN M. HAMLIN, F RACINE, WISCONSIN, ASSIIGNOB T0 'WHEABY TRUNK 001|:-
Pm, or RACINE, WISCONSIN, A conroaATIoN or wisconsin LUGGAGE canarini.
Applieatma mee november is, 192s. serial m. alam.
One objection vto hand luggage of the Gladstone bag type is the impossibility of carrying a garment, such as a mans coat or complete suit.J without Wrinkling and `while E attempts have been made to overcome this by th construction of miniature Wardrobe tr having a garment section with hange their necessarily increased weight and f 1ze does not permit their being conveniently 3Q, carried. Therefore, this invention contemplates as an object the provision of an improved luggage carrier the overall weight and size of which is no greater than that of the conventional Gladstone bag or the 'like wl and which has provisionor carrying a garment without creasing or wrinkling the same. Another object of this invention resides in the provision of an improved form or hanger about which a mans suit o r other garment f3@ may be draped to retain the same against wrinkling or creasing while packed in a suit case or 'other type of luggage carrier.
A. further object of this invention resides in the provision of an improved luggage car- 4% rier in which either the cover or the main section has a compartment therein for receiving a form or hanger about which a complete suit may be draped in a manner to prevent wrinkling or creasing thereof irrespective of how long it is retained in the case, the compartment having cushioning means cooperating with the form or hanger to hold the garment in shape. l Y
A still further object of this invention resides in the provision of an improved luggage carrier having a orm or hanger removably mounted therein whereby a. garment may be secured againstV wrinkling and the' form used apart from the carrier as a hanger.
which will appear as the description proceeds, my invention resides in the novel con.
changes in the precise embodiment of the hereindisclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claims.
1n the accompanying drawings,`I have il.
`"With the above and other objects in view lustrated two complete examples of the physical embodiment of my invention constructed according to the best modes I have so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof, and in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view ofa luggage carrier of the case type embodying my invention, the case being n o en position;
Figure 2 is 'an eleva-tiona view of, theimproved garment carrying form or hanger illustrated apart from the case and having a pair of trousers draped thereabut prior to the placing of a coat thereon.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary view, partly 1n section and partly in elevation, of one corner portion of the case cover and illustrating v,the manner of detachably securing the garment form or hanger therein;
vFigure 4 is a fragmentary view, partlyin section and' partly in elevation; taken through the garment compartment or cover of the case on the planer of the line i-4c of Figure 1, and
Figure 5 is an elevational view similar to Figure 2 and illustrating a slightly modified hanger.
.y Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views, 5 represents the mam section of a case having a cover or lid 6 suitably hinged thereto -along one marginal edge.
vThe case is further provided with conventional locking devices Zand a handle 8.
, The main section of the case may be provided With a series of partitions 9 dividing it into compartments 10 for various articles such as skirts, ties, collars and the like and the cover 6 preferably is of a depth sucient to receive one or more garments' 'depending ulponthe desired capacity of the carrier. A c
osure 11 is hinged to the cover along its lower edge to dene a garment compartment 12 and suitable snap fasteners or the like 13 are provided for securing the closure in its closed position with its marginal edges abutting shoulders or stops 14 formed in the cover.
The case illustrated in thedrawings is particularly designed for receiving mens clothes and its garment compartment has capacity for one suit which is draped or secured about an improved garment form or hanger 15 which, in addition to having means for hanging the garment, prevents the wrinkling or mussing thereof while in the case. The form or hanger 15 consists of a skeletonized frame, the upper section of which forms a garment hanger 16 of substantially conventional design with shoulder engaging portions 17 and a horizontal por-l tion 18 over which a pair of trousers may be hung.
In placing a mans suit on the form or hanger, the trousers are passed through the opening 19 above the horizontal portion 18 whose inner edge over which they are draped at about a medial point, is preferably pro vided with a cushioned substantially round edge 18 to reduce the sharpness of the fold, to hang along one side of the form below the hanger 16. The coat and vest are next placed on the hanger 16 with the shoulders engaging the portions 17 in the usual manner, with the trousers therein as in a conventional type of hanger. `With the coat closed and the sleeves arranged in proper position the form is turned to fold the suit over its top edge 2() which is provided with a cushioned roll 21 to prevent creasing, after which the suit may be rearranged to insure the garment being folded along its normal creases. Y
The frame is then secured in the compartment 12 with its edge 20 uppermost in the manner illustrated in Figure 1, being removably supported therein by lateral projections 22 secured to the upper corners of the frame, as at 23, and engaging rails or supports 24 secured along the side walls 25 of the cover slightly spaced from the top wall 26.
The depth of the compartment 12 within the cover, in the event the case is designed to carry but one complete suit is ]ust suiiicient to receive a single suit and the rear wall 27 of the cover and the closure 11 have their inner surfaces preferably padded or cushioned, as at 28, to maintain a yielding pressure on the garment which prevents its shifting and further protects the same against wrinkling. As will be apparent the top portion of the coat which is shown outermost in Figure 1 is held in position by the tension applied by the lower portion being folded over the form and the lower portion of the garment which is innermost with reference to Figure 1 is held in position on the form by an elastic or belt member 29 which has a buckle or other fastening 30 to permit its being secured about the garment as will be readily apparent.
The form 15 may be provided with a folding hook or the like 31 adjacent its edge which is lowermost when secured in the cover 6 so that it may be removed from the carrier and utilized as an ordinary garment hanger.
In Figure 5, a slightly modied construe ing hook 33 so that the hanger proper may be used apart from the form, as will be readily apparent. For this form of my invention, the manner of draping the garment thereon is identical with that described in connection with the disclosure in Figures 1 to 4, inclusive and, therefore, further description is deemed unnecessary. l
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which an invention of the character described appertains that l provide an improved and novel luggage carrier of the case type having provision for conveniently carrying a complete suit or other garment without its being creased or wrinkled and one which does not increase the weight or size of the carrier.
1. 1n a luggage carrier, a garment form of a length less than the length of a garment, means whereby a garment may be hung from the form, the garment being foldable over the edge of the form remote from said means, cushion means along the edge of the form over which the. garment is folded to protect the same against wrinkling, and means carried by the form and engaging the free end of the garment to secure the same against the adjacent side of 'the form.
2. In a baggage carrier including a main section member and a cover member, one of said members having a garment compartment therein, an internal cover for said garment compartment, a form about which a garment is adapted to be draped to be held in position against wrinki'ng, means for mounting the form with the garment thereon in the compartment, and cushion means carried by said internal cover and one of said'members engageable with opposite lsides of the garment in the compartment to prevent shifting thereof.
3. In a baggage carrier of the character described having a pair of hinged sections, one of said sections having a garment compartment, a garment receiving form upon which garments may be draped and folded over, means carried by the garment receiving form .for preventing creasing of the garments at its folds, means readily removably mounting the garment receiving form in said compartment, a cover movable to engagement with garments in the compartment, and cushion means carried by one compartment wall and the cover for preventing wrinkling of the garments.
4. The combination with a baggage carrier of the case type, of a garment carrying frame of a length less than that of the garment to be placed thereon, a coat receiving portion at one end of the frame, a trouser receiving part, means-carried by the trouser receiving part for preventing creasing, cushion means carried by the frame at its end opposite the coat receivingportion-a coat and trousers being oldable overv said. cushion means, and supporting memberscarried by the frame whereby the frame may-be mount'- edV With its cushion means uppermost.
In a hand luggage case, including a main section and a co'verhingedly connected therewith, means for supporting garmentsy within the case to lie over the main section and extendy into the cover comprising, a frame having'sides'and a transverse end member over which the garments are folded, and
garment carrying means between'the sides of the frame and on which the garments are positioned preparatory'to being folded over the endmember. f j y 6. In a hand luggage case including a main section and a'cover hingedly connected therewith, means for supporting a manssuit within the case to lie over the. main` section and extend into the cover comprising, a frame having sides and a transverse end member over which the suitlis .flded,` a transverse trouser receiving bar betyveenthe frame sides and adjacent their ends-opposite the transverse end member but substantially parallel with said transverse end member,
and means adjacent the transversetrouser receiving bar adapted to have the shoulderl portions of the `suit engaged therewith.
7. In a hand'luggage case including a main section and a cover hmgedly .connected therewith, means for supporting 'a mans suitv Within the case to lie over the mainsec.- A Y aflixed my signature.
tion and extend into the cover comprising, a frame havmg sides and a transverse end member over which-the suit isffolded, said" frame being movably mounted 'in the case with its` transverse 'end member remote from 9. In a hand luggage case including hingedly connected complementary sections, a one-piece garment form for supporting garments Within. the case, said form having a part adapted to have the shoulder portions of a garment engaged therewith, iatrouser receiving bar inwardly of the shoulder part and a rigid` transverse garment`v supporting bar spaced vfrom said' parta distance less so that garments draped over said part and :trouser receiving bar are foldable over the transverse bar,` and means for mounting the form'in the case with said shoulder engaging part adjacent the hinged connection. of the complementary sections.
10l`In` a hand luggage' case including hingedly connected sections, means .for supporting garments Within the case to overlie one .section and extend into the other comprising a frame having sides and a transverse end'meniber over which garments are ioldableV to lie on both sides ofthe frame, means adjacent the endofthe frame opposite saidV transverse end, member fon which over the transverse end member, and means for mounting the ,frame in the case with` the gar.'y- A ments are draped preparatory to being folded Y jthanthe length of a garment to be carried V transverse endmembe'rjadjacent the ends ofv the complementary sections opposite their hinged connection whenthecase is closed.
,In testimony whereofIlhave hereunto j ,isniannsiiirV yM. HAMLIN.
the hingedconnection of the-,main section and cover, and garment hanger `means between the sides of the frame'but spaced` from the transverse end member'andinc'ldj g, a transverse trouser receiving bar s ubstantially parallel with the transverse. end
member, and a part adapted to have the i shoulder portions of the suit engaged therewith, the suit being positioned onthe garment hanger means preparatory to beingfolded over the transverse end member.
. 8. In a hand luggage case including hingi other, comprising garment hanger ymeans having a part adapted to have the shoulder portions ofa. garment engaged therewith and a trouser receiving bar inwardly of the shoulder part, a transverse rigid garment support