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Publication numberUS1998798 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1935
Filing dateAug 12, 1932
Priority dateAug 12, 1932
Publication numberUS 1998798 A, US 1998798A, US-A-1998798, US1998798 A, US1998798A
InventorsWelch Herman B
Original AssigneeMastercraft Leather Goods Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand bag
US 1998798 A
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Apri1 23, 1935. H. B. WELCH HAND BAG Filed Aug. 12, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY&Z

April 23, 1935. H. B. WELCH HAND BAG Filed Aug, 12, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEYq-S'.

Patented Apr. 23, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE mesne assignments,

to Mastercraft Leather Goods, Inc., a corporation of Wisconsin Application August 12,

6 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements inband bags, and more particularly I;o hand bags equipped with movable inserts. v

Qne of the objects o1 the present invention is to provide a ladies hand bag or the like equipped with a pocket enclosed combination coin purse and bill fold so connected with the band bag within its pocket that it is normally completely enclosed and protected, but yet easily withdrawab1e to a position aifording ready access t0 either the purse or bill fo1d Without actual physical severance from the hand bag.

A further object of the invention is to provide a. combination bill fo1d and coin purse superimposed on one another for use and reception in a pocket of a. bag or larger receptacle.

A further object 0f the invention is to provide in combination with a hand bag o1 the like, a combination bill fold and coin purse superimposed on one another and having a s1idable sonnection With a pocket of the bag.

A further object of the invention is 1:0 provide in combination with a hand bag or the like, a combination bill fold and coin purse superimposed on one another and accessibly but nonseparably, slidably mounted within a pocket of the bag on a rigid connector.

A further object of the invention is t0 provide a combination structure of the class described wherein the rigid connector on which the combination bill fo1d and coin purse is slidably mounted with respect to the hand bag, extends between adjacent alls or layers 01 the purse anal bilbfold portions respectively and is therefore concea1ed and protected.

A further object of the invention is to provide a non-severable coin and bill purse equipped hand.bag which is of very simple construction, is strong and durable, is neat and attractive in appearance, is easily manipulated, and is well adapted for the purposes described.

With the above and other objects in view the inventionconsists' of' the improved hand bag and its parts and combintions .as sei; forth in the claims, and all equivalents thereof.

In the accornpa.nying drawings in which the same reference characters indicate the same pa.rts in all of the views:

Fig. 1 is a. front vieW of one form of band bag embodying the invention with the cover pr protecting flap released and raised;

Fig. 2 is a. fragmentary view of the showing in Fig. 1 with the combination bill fold and coin purse non-severably moved partially out of its pocket for accessibility;

1932, Serial N0. 628,458

Fig. 3 is a detai1 view of the combination bill fo1d and coin purse taken from the side opposite' to that shown in Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a detail transverse vertical sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 2 only showing a modified form of connector for the bill fold and coin purse With respect to the bag;

Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 5; and

Fig. 7 is a similar transverse vertical sectional view only showing the normal position 015 the bill fo1d and purse within its pocket of the bag= and I:he consequent disposition of the connector.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, it will appear that th e numeral I0 indicates a ladies hand bag including a body portion II having therein the usual pockets 0r compartments I2. A cover fiap I3 is adapted to be folded over the body portion to protect the pockets or compartments and is secured in closed positi0n against an oute1 wall I4 of the body portion by complementary fastening elements I 5 and I6.

Insofar as the invention is concerned any cf the usua1 pockets of the hand bag III may be used, but for the purpose of illustration an additional pocket I'l has been incorporated in the wall I4 of the band bag, am]. the open free end of said pocket is controlled by a. slide fasterier I8.

The combination bill fold and coin purse, indicated generally by the numeral I9 is mounted within said pocket, but it should be understood that the particular location for the pocket for the member I9 is optional.

The combination bill fold and coin purse I9 comprises a purse portion 20 of usual construction having a front wal1 2 I. Also, the bill 101d portion 22 consists of a, sheet of material such as fabric, leather or composition of suitable proportions folded medially longitudinally upon itself. The bill fold is connected against the face 2I of the purse by being secured along its upper edge to the top frame portion of I;he purse, and the lower edge of the Same flap o r ply of the bill fold is stitched to the lower edge of the face 2l of the purse. However, in the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusivethe 1ower connection between the purse and bill fold .is broken centrally with respe ct to the purse 'to provideaslot 23. 1

Insofar as the form of I;he invention illustrated" in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive is concernd, the combination bill fold and coin purse I9 is adjustably but non-severably connected 130 the hand bag within the pocket I'I by a T-shaped, rigid connecting member 24. The head portion 24' of said connecting member is of greater dimensions than the s1ot 23 so as to p1event withdrawal through said s1ot, and said head portion is positioned in the space between the secured together walls of the purse and bill fo1d. The shank portion of said member 24 depends through the s1ot 23 and is positive1y secured at its lower end to the hand bag I within the pocket I'I, as at 25.

The hand bag is carried and used in the normal manner and ordinarily the member I9 is completely housed within its pocket I'I and the pocket is closed by means of the s1ide fastener I8. A1sp, the entire hand bag is c1osed and protected by the flap I3 Which is normally folded over and secured in p1ace If access to the member I9 is desired the hand bag is opened as is the pocket I'I, and then'the member I9 is bodi1y moved on the shank of the connector 24 130 a position from that shown in Fig. 1 to a partially outwardly projecting and exposed position, as in Fig.2. Further outward movement and severance is prevented by virtue of the attachment of the counector 24 with the hand bag and engagement of the head 24 of the connector with the bottom connection between the bill fold and purse. Access 130 either or both portions of the member I9 is thus afiorded without the danger of losing the member I9 from its pocket.

In the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 5 to 7 inclusive a different form of connector between the combination bill fold and coin purse, and the band bag, is utilized. The construction of the other elements is the same as that previously described. In this form of the invention the coin purse 20, which is superimposed upon the bill fo1d 22, is provided with a depending flexible fiap 26. The lower edge of said flap is stitched t-o an inner Wall of the pocket I1, as at 2'I, and the length of said flap and the disposition of said line of stitching 21 a suitable distance above the bottom of the pocket is such that when the member I9 is in its normal lowered position See Fig '7) said flap 26 will fold neatly upon itseif without bunching while when the member I9 is extended to an accessible position, as in Figs. 5 and 6, the securement of the flap prevents complete withdrawal and severance of the memher I9 From the foregoing description it will be seen that the improved band bag is of simple and novel construction, and is well adapted for the purposes set forth.

What is claimed as the invention is:

l. The combination with a. receptacle, of a combination bill fo1d and purse movably housed by said receptaqle and comprising laterally adjacent purse and bill fold elements having periphera1 portions of their adjacent faces connected together to provide a pocket therebetween, and a connector element movably extending into said pocket, there being complementary means formed on the purse and bill fold member and the counector element to prevent complete withdrawal of the connector from the pocket and consequent detachment of the purse and bill fold member from the connector.

2. In combination, a band bag having a pocket therein, a combination bill fo1d and purse of the combination member with respect to said connector.

3. In combination, a hand bag having a pocket therein, a combination bill f01d and purse norma1ly completely housed by said pocket, said bill fold and purse comprising laterally adjacent purse and bill fold elements having peripheral portions of their adjacent faces connected together to provide a pocket therebetween, said pocket having an opening, and a rigid, elongated. flat T-shaped connector secured at the lower end 0f its shank portion Within the pocket of said hand bag and having its shank portion extending slidably through the opening into the pocket he'- tween the faces of the bill fo1d and purse elements with the head of said T-shaped connector comfined in said 1atter pocket and preventing complete withdrawal of the combination member fro'm the connector when the former is moved relatively to the latter for partial ejection from the hand bag pocket.

4. A combination coin and bill holder, comprising a purse element and a laterally adjacent bill fo1d element, said elements having peq riphera1 portions of their adjacent faces secured together to provide a pocket therebetween, and a connector strip relatively slidingly attached 170 said combination member within said pocket and depending from said combination member for securement within a pocket of a hnd bag t0 prevent severance of the combination member from the band bag.

5. In combination, a band bag having a, pocket therein, a combination insert including a bill fo1d and purse normally completely housed by said pocket, said bill fold comprising a section of material folded on itself with both free ends of the section facing upwardly and said purse being secured to one side of the bill fo1d and also opening upwardly, and a rigid connector secured to an inner portion of the band bag and relatively slidingly engaged with the insert oo provide for movement of the insert to a pqsition of partial withdrawal from the pocket of the band bag and preventing further withdrawal, the construction of the insert providing for accessibility to both the bill fold and purse while the insert is in said position of partial withdrawal.

6. The combination with a main receptacle, of a smaller receptacle having an opening and movably and non-severably housed by the main receptacle, and a rigid connector having one portion thereof secured to the main receptacle and having another portion thereof slidable with respect to the opening of the smaller receptacle and formed With a T-shaped head for limiting the movement of the small receptacle on said c0nnector.

' HERMAN B. WELCH.

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US2464350 *Feb 22, 1945Mar 15, 1949Marioness & Co IncModified wall structure for combined handbag and change purse
US2789611 *Dec 1, 1955Apr 23, 1957Charles DoppeltPurse
US3831651 *Nov 8, 1972Aug 27, 1974Leahy DFitted kit construction
US4867215 *Aug 23, 1988Sep 19, 1989Macieowitz Elisabeth TUtility bag having a recessed compartment
US5881788 *Oct 4, 1996Mar 16, 1999Rosetti Handbags And Accessories, Ltd.Handbag having credit card holder insert
Classifications
U.S. Classification150/116, D03/319, 150/117
International ClassificationA45C3/06, A45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/06
European ClassificationA45C3/06