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Publication numberUS1871223 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1932
Filing dateNov 7, 1930
Priority dateNov 7, 1930
Publication numberUS 1871223 A, US 1871223A, US-A-1871223, US1871223 A, US1871223A
InventorsReese Eva M
Original AssigneeReese Eva M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pack carrying harness
US 1871223 A
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1932- E. M REEsE 1,871,223

PACK CARRYING HARNES 5 Filed Nov. 7, 1950 Eva M Reese aw {7W E W Patented Aug. 9, 1932 .rr T

EVA llI. REESE, or cannon, onro PACK CARRYING HARNESS Application filed November 7, 1930. Serial No. 493,977.

strap leading from the top of the bag diagonally upward across the body and over the opposite shoulder. When this form of bag and strap is used, the entire load is suspendi ed from one shoulder, and continued use tends to cause the wearer to hold that shoulder lower than the other at all times. More over, since the weight is suspended directly from the shoulder, the wearer eXperiences'a tendency to lean somewhat forwardly, that is, to become round shouldered.

The tendency toward ,round shoulderness becomes more accentuated when in carrying a heavy load with the single diagonal strap, the wearer naturally shifts the bag to the rear of his body and leans forward to support some of the weight upon his back.

Various contrivances have been made for carrying such a bag or pack upon the back, and supporting it from both shoulders, but these devices all tend to cause a leaning forward'of the shoulders, and consequently an erect posture is not assumed by the wearer.

The persons nearly always employed to peddle and distribute papers or magazines are 7 immature boys who are passing through a formative period of their lives. Thus any tendency toward an incorrect posture is likely to become habitual, and the boy may assume a stooped or round shouldered position for the rest of his life. Obviously such a posture has the effect of impairing proper breathing and good l1ealth,as well as detracting from proper carriage and appearance.

'Thus it is very importantthat the large number of boys who distribute magazines and papers should not find it necessary to wear any pack carrying contrivance which is conducive to incorrect posture.

It is an object of thepresentinvention to provide a bag carrying harness which will support the bag upon the wearers back, and

suspend it from the shoulders in such a manthe shoulders and the back and have the eflt'ect of lightening the load.

Another object is to provide a harness which will support the load upon the backin such a manner as to brace the shoulders to promote an erect posture and insure proper breathing.

A further object is'to provide a harness including abelt member adapted to be inserted in the belt loops of the wearing apparel of the wearer, and thus take the place of-the usual belt, means being provided on the belt 3 member for conveniently attaching auxiliary equipment.

These and other objects are attained in the present invention by the parts, improvements,

and combinationscomprising the present invention, which are particularly and distinctly pointed out and set forth in'the appended claims, forming part hereof.

In general terms theinvention comprises a one-piece shoulder bracing and supporting member forming a rear portion of the belt or waistband, and leading therefrom upwardly over the rear of theshoulders, down the front thereof, and around under the, arms and across the rear of the shoulders, bag supporting straps secured at one end tothe' rear shoulder portion of the shoulder bracing member and at the other end to the bag, a belt attached to'therear waistband portion of the one-piece member for supporting V wearing apparel and auxiliary equipment, and front belt supporting straps connected at one end to the belt and at the other end tothe front shoulder portions of the one-piece shoulder bracing and supporting member. 7 I

A preferred embodimentof the improvedv invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, inwhich I Figure 1 is a rearperspective view of the harness and bag inpositio'n upon'a wearer, portions of the bag being'broken awayto show the manner 'ofconnecting the various members of the harness; v

her as to evenly distribute the load between Y Fig. 2, a rear view of the same with the bag detached;

v Fig. 35 a front View of a harness and bag detached from the wearer;

Fig. 4, a front view of a harness in position on a wearer, showing the manner of carrying an auxiliary side bagin combination \viththe regularrbaga ndihairness; and a V.

Fig. 5, a detached View of a belt which may be worn with the side bag when theimproved harness is not worn.

Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the drawing.

A one-piece bag supporting and bracing member indicated generally at 10, has its end inserted through spaced slide rings 11. positioned at the-rearof: the: wearens waist and the: ends are adg ustabliy: connected" between:-

the-rings as by the buckle-12 to fonm the rearportion. ofa waistband or; belt adopted: to

engirdle the wearers waist. Eaohaen'dpot the.

one-piece member. 10- leads from a: ring 11 diagonally upward across the back: and over the 91319081136'SlQOHlQlQIQfQI'IDMEIg:the back {and shoulder members: 14 The members 14- are arranged to cross each other at a between: the shoulder bla'd'esazs'ihdicat-ed, at 15.

Fnom the front oi? eachs shoulder: thermombe-rs 14".}?358: downwardly aooundi the pits 1 to form a: shoulderbr aci-n-g l'o op disposedhori zontally across: the baelc ot theshoulderss azsindioated at L61. The: shoulder bracingportion 16 is preferably disposed beneath. the diagonail back and shoulder members kimmediatelfy below their crossing point,. and; may

be-slidablyinsertedthrough' a; pain ofloopss L7 each secured! to e a: diagonal. member'1z4 asbestshown. Fig; 3,. for'thopurposeot maimiaa ne ing the bracing member 1-6=i-n at substantially horizontahpositionacross the-shoulder blades.

The shoulder bracing member: LG- may. be provided. at the middle- ;of: the. back Wi tlra;

section t elastiomazterialg. as indicated: at L8,.

for the purpose ofresiliently-ad-jnsting the supporting and shoulder bnacing member as a: Whole to various positions of the? body;v

' an oil'cl'oth andf'abri'c outer covering and has a reenf'orclng lnner frame structure of WlIB' and the like as indicated, atLQQ/l The bag 22is also d'etachablyconne'cted at.

its-lower-portion to the slide-rings 1 1", asby the snap fasteners 24, for thepurp oseof'holtling the bag-against thewearrsbaek; Prefstably thebage22'is prov ide'di at the sidewith an opening disposed at the right sideof the wearer; aiflap .25 may be provided for closing the opcningwhem desired; Thus-1 anti may be closed to better retain the articles in the bag, and the upper flap portion 25a may be openedto-gain access to the interior of the An adjustable belt 27 is provided for enthewearers waist, and'is secured at the rear to the side rings 11 to form with the portion 13 of. the one piece member" 1 0 a; complete' waist bench. The belt. 2?? is adaptedto beinserted: the usual beltiloops: provided: u-ponathe wearing'appanel of'the' wearer, and takes the place of the belt. usualily wornthere The belt 27 is preferably buckled at the side ot the wearer'asbythe buckle-28', and a: money pozuolr 29- may be suspended; from: the front of the bolt-as the belt, loops-29f.

A p air oftension:distributing and! belt sup-- porting straps; 30: may be provided at the front of the wearer, each beingdetaohably securedatrits Luapen'end to one: of the shoulder:

members 14; at the front Gill the SlIJIldG3Z;.1'S by the buckle The lower." end; off each strapv 301s provided; with; a loopv392 through which the belt 21 lS-i.SlldQllDlf inserteda Buolicles: 331

may be secured tortheloops 32: ton'aipurpioseto be lioreinaw endescribedt.

For the purpose oii fiurther distributing a.- very heavy load leg'stiiaps 34; may beproyiided; for engzirdling' the: thighs: of the weapon. Each. strap: 34' is detachably secured at one end to; a ring l ll and passed; around the thigh, and; adjustably' secured at the other end tol the buckle- 33 :hra mannerrifllusmated inFigilL V 't will beseen that when a toad isoarried 111; the b.agq22;. a. pull derblades: are: pressed; inwardly at: the weaners by'the shoulder bracing member 126 tending to' cause the wearer to: assume an:

erect posture; Part of theloadisdistributed over-the back; of the: wearer due to the fact th at the bag", is pulled: inwardly by the lower belt connections 34 andlthe tension distributing straps apportion partof the load to thefront of the belt. V

Whentherleg'stnapsareworm part-of. the:

load isfunther distributed to the thighs;

Thus the improved. harness has the com binedeffect: of: distributing; and lightening the load,.an.d: ofbracingtheshouldersinsuch a manner; as to. promote erect posture and proporrbneathin'g;w

The entire harness and bwg-is preferably made of: a1 strong 'fiabric material faced with oilcloth so astoibe-very'duraible-and present a; neat appearance: t

exerted? nearward'ly uponv the top of the shoulders, andithe shou-l It is sometimes desirable to carry an auxiliary side bag in connection with .theimproved bag and harness, for the purpose of carrying an extra load, or to serve as a depository for papers which have been taken from the main bag and rolled for throwing.

The manner of wearing the side bag in connection with the improved harness and regular bag is shown in Fig. 4. The side bag 5 is supported from the oppositeshoulder by means of the diagonal shoulder strap 36 which is adjustably connected to the top of the bag as at 37. Front and rear snap fasteners 38 are provided on the inside top portion of the bag. The front fastener is adapted to be attached to a buckle 33 as shown in Fig. 4, and the rear fastener is adapted to be attached to the adjacent slide ring 11, for the purpose of holding the bag inwardly against the side of the body.

If it is desired to wear the side bag without the improved harness, as by women canvassers, an auxiliary belt 40 illustrated in Fig. 5, may be provided. The belt &0 is adapted to be inserted in the usual belt loops provided on the wearing apparel of the wearer, and is provided with properly spaced rings 41, to which the snap fasteners 38 may be attached.

The outside of both the side bag and the regular bag may be utilized for general advertising of any description.

A. cap 42, preferably made of the same material as the improved bag and harness, may be worn as shown in Fig. 1 to complete the outfit. i

It will be understood that various modifications may be made in the construction and arrangement of the present invention, without departing from the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A pack carrying harness including a 'waistband engirdling the front and sides of the wearers waist, a one-piece strap having its ends adjustably connected together to form a loop portion, means slidably connecting said loop portion to the ends of the waistband, portions of the strap leading from each side of the loop diagonally upward across the back of and over the shoulders of the wearer and thence downward under the arms to form a second loop portion located across the back of the shoulders.

2. In combination, a waistband engirdling the front and sides of the wearers waist and having a ring at each ofits ends, and a onepiece shoulder bracing and pack supporting strap having its 'ends slidably inserted through said rings and adjustably connected together to form the rear waist portion of the waistband, a portion of the strap leading from each ring diagonally upward across the back and forward over the'shoulders of the wearer, and thence downward under the at the top rear of. each waistband engirdling the front and sides of I the .wearers waist, a one-piece strap having its ends adjustably connected together to forma loop portion, means slidably-connecting said loop portion to the ends'o'f the waistband, portions of the strap leading from each side ofithe loop diagonally upward across the back of and over the shoulders of the wearer and thence downwardunder the arms to form a second loop portion located across the back of the shoulders, and a strap adjustably connected between the front of eaohshoulder portion of the one-piece strap and the front of the waistband.

41:- In combination, a waistband engirdling the front and sides of the wearers waist'and having rings at each of its ends, a one-piece shoulder bracing and pack supporting strap having its ends slidably inserted through said rings and adjustably connected together to form a rear waist portion of the waistband, a portion of the strap leading from each ring diagonally upwardacross the back and forward over the shoulders of the wearer and thence downward under the arms to form a loop located across the back of the shoulders, pack-attaching means at the top rear of each shoulder portion of the strap, and a strap adjustably connected between the front of zontally across the back of the shoulders of the wearer, and means for supporting the pack from the pack supporting and shoulder bracing member at the rear of the shoulders of the wearer.

6. In a load carrying harness, a pack, a

belt adapted to engirdle the front and sides of the waist of the wearer, an adjustable oneplece pack supporting and shoulder bracing member including a loop slidably connecting the ends of the belt and adapted to be disposed over the shoulders and diagonally and horizontally across the back of the shoulders,

means for supporting the pack from the pack supporting and shoulder bracing member at therear of the shoulders, and means for detachably connecting the pack to the belt. I

7 A load carrying harness including a belt adapted to engirdle the front and sides of the waist of the wearer, a one-piece adjustable pack supporting member including a; loop; slidmb ly connecting this ends of the:

belt ands adapted; to-passdiagona1l 1yupward anrossthei back; oven the: front oi sh-ouh; ders and horizontally across the rears-of theshouhihrs oi the: weaireryaz pack,.means= sup-' porting: the: packs firom: the top near: portions:

of the pack. supporting member, meains adfjusta bly seouringthe topfimnt portions 0% the pack supporting: member; to-the-fnonfi;

oat th'ebelt. 7 V

In testimony thattI claim the; wbjove l have hereunto subscribed: my vname,

QEVA: MREESE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification224/648, 224/682, 224/661
International ClassificationA45F3/00, A45F3/10
Cooperative ClassificationA45F3/10
European ClassificationA45F3/10