US 1936358 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. HEROLD Nov. 21, 1933.
HAND BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 7, 1931 lNVENTOR W ATTORNEYS E. HEROLD Nov. 21, 1933.
HAND BAG Filed April 7, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVEN'IOR 2 I: ATTORNEYS Zdi/zzziaiEvvZd B Y W WITNESS Patented Nov. 21, 1933 HAND BAG Edmund Herold, Pompton Lakes, N. J.
UNITED STATES Application April 7, 19
(oi. ism-37 4 Claims.
The present invention relates to ladies hand bags, and comprehends a novel construction wherein coins may be readily and conveniently removed fro .1 the bag when desired, without the necessity of opening the hand bag proper.
In carrying out my invention, I contemplate a hand bag construction wherein coins deposited in the bag proper will be directed into an auxiliary compartment, from which they can be conveniently and readily removed without opening the bag, and consequently disturbing any of the contents thereof.
More specifically stated theinvention provides a hand bag including an auxiliary coin receiving compartment communicating with the interior of the bag, together with means for controlling access to said compartment from the exterior of the bag, and without the necessity of opening the bag proper.
The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the following detail description is read in connection with the accompanying drawings, the invention residing in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed.
In the drawings forming part of this application like numerals of reference indicate similar parts the several views and wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevat on of a hand bag constructed in accordance with one embodiment of the invention.
Figure 2 is a similar view partly in section.
Figure 3 is a sectional view on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure is a horizontal sectional view.
Figure 5 is a section view on line 5-5 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary view partly broken away.
Figure 7 is a View partly in section or" a modified construction.
Before entering into a detail description of what is herein illustrated, I desire to have it understood that the essential characteristics oi the invention reside in the provision of an auxiliary coin rec iving compartment, into which coins from the main compartment of the bag are directed, and from which auxiliary compartment the coins can be removed without opening the bag proper, and that these features may be embodied in hand bags of various sizes and contour without departing rom the inventive idea.
In the embodiment of the invention disclosed in Figures 1 to 6 inclusive, I have illustrated a hand bag of ordinary well known outline, the jaws.
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of which are indicated at 10 and normally held closed by suitable fastening means 11. The bag is divided by a partition 12 into an upper main compar ment l3 and a lower auxiliary coin receiving compartment 14. This partition maybe constructed in various ways in carrying the invention into effect, and may also be made from any suitable material, preferably metal. The partition 12 is appropriately located in the bag, and is ded with a plurality of coin slots or passages he lower coil receiving compartment 14 is rably providedwith opposed inclined walls 16,50 that coins received'by the compartment through the coin slots 15 of the partition, are di- "ected toward the center of the compartment 14 from which they can be conveniently removed without opening the bag proper.
iously, the coin receiving compartment 14 communicates with the interior of the bag, and provided with means ior'controlling access to the compartment independently of the bag itself. In other words, the compartment 14 opens at one side of the bag, and is normally closed by a suitable cover 17 which is held in its closed position by suitable fastening means 18. Manifestly W1. n coins are deposited in the main compartment 13 of the bag, they will ultimately pass through the coin slots 15 of the partition 12, and enter the auxiliary compartment 14. The coins can be conveniently and easily removed from this compartment by opening the closure 17 instead of ope ing the bag proper, thus making it possible to r ove coins from the bag without disturbing any of the contents of the main compartment.
desired, the main compartment may also include a small pocket book 19 of ordinary well known construction, forming part of the lining or interior of the hand bag, and preferably of a size to receive folded bills, papers and other articles. The pocket book 19, however, is provided with a duced depending extension 20 open at its botand terminating immediately above the par- 12, so that should coins be placed in this poc ret book 19, they will gravitate through the open bottom onto the partition 12, and subsequently find their way into the auxiliary compai tlnent 14. Arranged within the reduced portion 20 is a pair of flaps 21 arranged relatively to permit the coins to gravitate or pass from the pocket book 19, and to prevent the coins from reentering the pocket book should the hand bag be tilted or inverted.
I have illustrated in Figure '7 a slightly modified form of the invention, wherein the hand bag is indicated generally at 22, and is constructed to provide a small coin receiving compartment 23, access to which is obtained from the exterior of the hand bag in the same manner as hereinabove described. Located within the pocket book and carried by one wall thereof is a small pocket book or container 24 open at its bottom to permit the coins to pass therefrom into the compartment 23. Leading from the bottom of the small pocket book 24 is a chute 25 for directing the coins into the compartment 23. Depending from the bottom of the pocket book 24 and received by the adjacent end of the chute 25 are flaps 26 similar to the flaps 21 above described, and employed for the same purpose.
While it is believed that from the foregoing description the nature and advantages or" the invention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood, that I do not limit myself to what is herein shown and described and that such changes may be resorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.
What is claimed is:
1. A hand bag including an auxiliary coin receiving compartment communicating with the interior of the bag and opening at one side and adjacent the bottom thereof, a small pocket book arranged within the bag and carried by one wall thereof, and communicating with said auxiliary compartment, whereby coins received by the pocket book will pass into the compartment, means for preventing the return of the coins from the compartment to said pocket book, and a. closure for controlling access to said auxiliary compartment through said opening.
2. A hand bag including an auxiliary coin receiving compartment communicating with the interior of the bag and opening at one side and adjacent the bottom thereof, a small pocket book arranged within the bag and supported by one wall thereof and communicating with said auxiliary compartment, a chute leading from the pocket book to direct coins therefrom into said auxiliary compartment, and a closure controlling access to said auxiliary compartment through said opening at the exterior side of the bag.
3. A hand bag of the character described, a partition dividing the bag into a main compartment and an auxiliary coin receiving compartment, said partition having coin slots through which coins pass from the main compartment into the auxiliary compartment, a small pocket book arranged within. the main compartment and carried by one wall thereof, said pocket book being open at its bottom and terminating directly above said partition, whereby coins deposited in the pocket book will pass into said auxiliary compartment, and means for controlling access to the auxiliary compartment independently of said bag.
4. A hand bag including an auxiliary coin receiving compartment communicating with the interior of the bag, a small pocket book arranged within the bag and supported by one Wall thereof and communicating with said compartment,
a chute leading from the pocket book to direct .coins therefrom into said compartment, flaps depending from the bottomcf the pocket book and received by the adjacent end of said chute, and means controlling access to said auxiliary compartment from one side of the bag.