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Publication numberUS1925694 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1933
Filing dateFeb 2, 1932
Priority dateFeb 2, 1932
Publication numberUS 1925694 A, US 1925694A, US-A-1925694, US1925694 A, US1925694A
InventorsWilliam B Hawkins
Original AssigneeWilliam B Hawkins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carryall case for cameras
US 1925694 A
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Sept. 5, 1933. w. B. HAWKINS CARRYALL CASE FOR CAMERAS Filed Feb. 2, 1932 INVENTOR mB.Hlll/L 1 ins BY (9% 23m ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 5, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE This invention relates to camera cases, my principal. object being to provide a case arranged to not only carry a camera but all the necessary photo taking equipment; such as extra films,

portrait and other auxiliary lenses, a shutter actuating attachment etc. as well, and in a compact and convenient form.

The user of my case therefore is relieved of the inconvenience incident to carrying such additional and necessary articles in different pockets as is now done, from which it is sometimes hard to retrieve such articles when they are wanted (even if the owner remembers into which pocket any particular article has been placed) and from which they are frequently lost or mislaid.

A further object of the invention is to produce a simple and inexpensive device and yet one which will be exceedingly effective for the purpose for which it is designed.

These objects I accomplish by means of such structure and relative arrangement of parts as will fully appear by a perusal of the following specification and claims.

In the drawing similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several views:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved case showing the cover flap open.

Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the case.

Referring now more particularly to the characters of reference on the drawing, the case 1 is of substantially rectangular form and of neat and ornamental appearance and made of leather or similar material. The width and height of the 35 case is sufiicient only to receive the particular camera 2 for which it is intended but its thickness is considerably greater for the purpose which will be now seen. The case is freely open on top as is customary with'cases of this character and this opening is covered by a flap 3 hinged to the back of the case at the top and extending over the top and down the front a considerable distance; there being a snap bottom fastening as at 4, or similar catch device between the front of the case and the flap adjacent its lower end.

The camera is adapted to be disposed in the case toward the back, being confined in that part of the case by a vertical partition 5 which extends between and is secured to the sides of the case and which is disposed parallel to the front and back. Another horizontal partition 6 is secured to the front and sides of the case intermediate the top and bottom and extends inwardly toward but terminates short of the partition 5 so as to leave a slot or opening 7 therebetween. This opening is of suflicient width to receive the booklet 8 of necessary instructions for the taking of pictures and the use of the different attachments. The booklet is thus disposed vertically and is held in place against the partition 5 by the partition 6. The partition 6 forms a shelf for supporting the boxes 9 etc. in which portrait lenses and other auxiliary equipment are enclosed and which are of course accessible (as is the booklet 8 from the top of the case).

The compartment 10 formed in the case below the partition 6 is of a size suflicient to carry extra boxes 11 of films as well as a shutter actuating device 12. This compartment however is obviously not accessible from the top of the case and I therefore cut an opening 13 in the front of the case of sufficient size to enable the removal of one at a time of any articles from said compartment. This opening is covered by the flap 3 when the latter is closed so that the flap then closes all the compartments of the case.

The lifting of the flap therefore exposes all the compartments and articles therein and all the equipment necessary for the taking of any picture may be easily taken out and put back; and such equipment is always retained in a compact and convenient relation with the camera with which such equipment is of course used.

For carrying the case I preferably provide a strap 14 which is secured to and extends upwardly along and above the sides of the case, as shown.

From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that I have produced such a device as substantially fulfills the objects of the invention as set forth herein.

While this specification sets forth in detail the present and preferred construction of the device, still in practice such deviations from such detail may be resorted to as do not form a departure from the spirit of the invention, as defined by the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and useful and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A camera and equipment carrier comprising an open-topped case, a vertical partition dividing the case into front and back compartments, the back compartment extending from top to bottom of the case to removably receive a camera from 105 the top, a rigid horizontal partition in the front compartment intermediate the top and bottom thereof and dividing the same into upper and lower compartments, the front of the case having an opening only below the partition giving free no and extending from the front of the case toward but terminating short of the vertical partition so as to provide a book guiding and locating slot, the front of the case only below the partition having an opening to give free access to the lower compartment, and a. cover for the case openings.



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U.S. Classification206/316.2, 224/908
International ClassificationA45C11/38
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/38, Y10S224/908
European ClassificationA45C11/38