US 1975294 A
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s. SAND ET AL HAND LUGGAGE Oct. 2, 1934,
Filed Sept. 11, 1931 2 Shets-Sheet 1 INVENTQRS J @zm ATTORNEYS S. SAND ET AL HAND LUGGAGE Filed Sept. 11, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 0 INVENTORS 64 ALM BY (914%! M7 ATTORNEYJ -Patentecl Oct. 2, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HAND LUGGAGE Siegmund Sand and Julius Bitter, Jr., Racine, Wis., assignors to Hartmann Trunk Company, Racine, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin Application September 11, 1931, Serial No. 562,260
3 Claims. (01. 190-41) This invention relatesto improvements in hand luggage, and. more particularly to a lightv and,
'10 in high class hand luggage special provision for the reception and holding of such apparel as suits, coats and dresses in a manner so that the same are compactly held and received without undesirably crushing and wrinkling the same. It is also desirable that such classes of garments be readily accessible without necessarily disturbing other garments and paraphernalia confined within the container during transportation. It is aso frequently desirable to remove such apparel and to hang the same up in a wardrobe or closet when the destination of the traveler has been reached, and it frequently happens that no proper garment hanging facilities are available at such destination. It is, therefore, one of the objects of the present invention to provide hand luggage which satisfactorily meets all of the foregoing requirements.
A further object of the invention is to provide as a piece of hand luggage, a container for wearing apparel and traveling paraphernalia which is radically different from any type of luggage carrier heretofore produced in appearance and arrangement in that it resembles exteriorly an oversized brief case, and its outside dimensions are about those of the ordinary Gladstone bag except as to thickness or breadth, which in the present luggage is materially reduced, and further, the present luggage is somewhat flexible and lacks undue rigidity whereby it may be confined in an extremely small space during transportation.
A further object of the invention is to provide a piece of hand luggage arranged to conveniently confine on hanger means articles such as suits or dresses, without causing such garments to become crushed or wrinkled.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved type of hand luggage which will confine a maximum amount of wearing apparel and paraphernalia in a minimum space and wherein certain wearing apparel is segregated from other miscellaneous luggage.
A further object of the invention is to-provide a piece of hand luggage of the type described which is of simple construction, is extremely light and compact, is strong and durable, and. is well ad'aptedfor the purposes described.
With: the above and other objects in view the invention consists of the improved hand luggage, and its parts and combinations as set forth in a the claims, and all equivalents thereof.
In the accompanying drawings in which the same reference characters indicate the same parts in all of the views:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the improved hand lug- I gage in opened position with the coat 'of a man's suit therein mounted on a hanger device;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the luggage in open position only with certain pocket carrying flaps folded over and secured together in closed position and 7. with the coat shown in Fig. 1 folded into its compartment and protected by the flaps of said compartment; I
Fig. 3 is a front view of the piece of hand luggage in its completely closed position as it is 1 when it is packed and ready to be carried or transported;
Fig. 4 is an end view thereof;
Fig. 5 is a transverse vertical sectional view through the hand luggage with the front secura. ing flap released and thrown back and the piece of luggage partially, opened;
Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary view of a. portion of the hanger compartment of the luggage showing the detachable connection thereto of a garment hanger; and
Fig. '1 is a' sectional view taken on line 7-7 of Fig. 6.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, it will appear that the piece of hand luggage comprises a large garment section 19, a smaller apparel section 11, both of which are foldably connected together, and form respectively the back and front of the luggage, and a front securing flap 12 foldably joined with the outer edge portion of the garment section 10. The portions 10, 11 and 12 are all relatively fiat, being each formed of a single thickness of leather, which thickness of leather is suitably lined, reenforced and stiffened. The area of junction 3 13 between the sections 10 and 11 is of considerable width and permits said sections 10 and 11 to fold with respect to each other and to compensate for additional bulkiness of said sections due to the same being packed. The end por- 1 tions of said area 13 are reenforced by short strips 14.
The section 11 is for the accommodation of smaller articles of apparel and traveling parahas formed or secured thereon a large pocket 15 which is releasably held in closed position by means of snap straps 16. Extending laterally from side edge portions of the section 11 are lateral flaps '17 which are adapted to fold over onto the pocket 15. The upper surfaces of said flaps 17 when the same are in their extended positions, are provided with pockets 18 in which the overlapping flaps 18 thereof are releasably held in closed positions by snap fasteners 19.
There is formed on a surface of the section 10, adjacent the area 13 and medially of the side edges of said section 10, a lug retaining pocket 20 which is open along one edge. Said pocket 20 is adapted to have removably inserted thereinto the curved shank portion of a lug 21. The outer angular end portion 21 of said lug projects outwardly of the plane of the section 10 and is pivotally embraced by a yoke 22 projecting from a medial portion of a garment hanger 23.
The flap 12 is provided with opposed upstanding brackets 25 between which a removable rod 25 is extended, the rod being transverse of the flap 12 and adjacent the junction of the section 10 with the flap 12. The end portions of said rod are reduced and have detachable snap fastener engagements with elements 26 on said brackets 24.
The manner in which a garment such as a mans coat is hung on the hanger 23 and disposed with respect to the section 10 is illustrated clearly in Fig. 1. It' will be noted that the coat 2'7 is hung on the hanger in the usual manner and the hanger is engaged within the section 10 by the lug 21 being slipped into the small pocket 20. The coat is draped lengthwise of the section 10 over the end flap 12, passing below the removable bar 25. When it is desired to close the piece of luggage the arms of the coat are folded over the bar as shown in Fig. 1, and then the lower portion of the coat is folded over the bar onto the major portion of the coat within the section 10, as shown in Fig. 2. Garment protecting flaps 28 foldably connected to the lateral edges of the section 10 are next folded over onto the folded coat and are secured in this position by a strap 29.
When the piece of luggage is to be completely closed the portions thereof are first arranged as illustrated in Fig. 2 and then the sections are moved together through the position illustrated in Fig. 5 until the sections 10 and 11 are disposed flatly adjacent one another with the front securing flaps 12 overlapping the upper outer portion of the section 11 to which it is secured by fasteners 30. The piece of luggage is also provided with a centrally located upper handle 31 for convenience in carrying.
From the foregoing description it will be readily apparent that the improved hand luggage is adapted to confine without wrinkling wearing apparel such as suits or dresses, as well as other articles and traveling paraphernalia. All sections of the container are readily accessible and the luggage, when packed, is extremely light and compact and is not in the least bulky thereby making it convenient to handle and store. In
addition, the improved hand luggage presents a very novel and attractive appearance and is especially well suited for air travel.
It should be understood that it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact details of construction herein shown and described, for various modifications within the scope of the claims may occur to persons skilled in the art.
What is claimed as the invention is:
1. In a hand luggage case including three mutually alineable, foldably connected complementary sections, a garment hanger, rigid garment engaging means, means for removably mounting said hanger adjacent one end of an intermediate section of the case juxtaposed said sections connection with another section of the case, and means for removably mounting the garment engaging means adjacent an opposite end of said intermediate case section and juxtaposed said sections connection with a third section of the case, said hanger being adapted to have a garment draped thereon whose medial portion is foldable over said engaging means .when said sections are closed with respect to each other.
2. In a hand luggage case including mutually alineable, relatively flexible, foldably connected complementary sections, a garment hanger, a rigid garment engaging bar independent of the hanger, means for removably mounting said hanger adjacent one end of an intermediate section of the case juxtaposed said section's connection with an outer section of the case, and means for removably mounting the garment engaging bar in parallel relationship to the hanger adjacent an opposite end of the intermediate case section juxtaposed said sections connection with the other outer section of the case, said hanger 3. In a hand luggage case including three mutually alineable, foldably connected complementary sections, a garment hanger, a garment engaging bar independent of the hanger, means for removably mounting said hanger adjacent one end of an intermediate section of the case juxtaposed said section's connection with one outer section of the case, and means for removably mounting the garment engaging bar in parallel relationship to the hanger adjacent the opposite outer section of the case juxtaposed said sections connection with the intermediate case section, said hanger being adapted to have a garment draped thereon whose medial portion is foldable over said bar when said sections are closed with respect to each other.
JULIUS RI'I'IER, JR.