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Publication numberUS2003100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1935
Filing dateOct 11, 1933
Priority dateOct 11, 1933
Publication numberUS 2003100 A, US 2003100A, US-A-2003100, US2003100 A, US2003100A
InventorsGeorge Arpin Leonard
Original AssigneeHoward C Jelks
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Luggage bag
US 2003100 A
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i were: "Mai 28, 1935 martial)- STATES PATENT OFFICE LUGGAGE BAG Leonard George Arpin, Fort Lauderdale, Fla, assignor of one-half to Howard C. Jelks, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Application October 11, 1933, Serial No. 693,075

11 Claims.

This invention relates to a luggage bag primarily adapted for vehicle travel, and constitutes an improvement of the luggage bag disclosed in my co-pending application, Ser. No. 671,977, filed lMay 20, 1933.

' The improvements consist mainly in forming I the luggage bag so that it can be folded and in providing the ends with handles so that it can be readily carried as a suit case in its folded relation. Other features of improvement will be pointed out as the description proceeds.

J The-invention comprises the novel structure and combination of parts hereinafter described.

and more particularly pointed out and defined in 5 the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings which illustrate a preferred form of this invention, and in which similar. reference numerals refer to similar features in'the different views: Figure l is a side elevational view of the luggage bag with a part broken away to illustrate the interior thereof. Figure 2 is a sectional view taken upon the line .IIII of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an end elevational view of the bag in fo'lded relation. I

Figure 4is a bottom plan view of the bag in its -fo1ded relation. 1

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional viewthru the bottom of the bag.

Figure 6 is an enlarged and fragmentary sectional view of one end of the bag.

Figure 7' is an enlarged and fragmentary'seo tional view taken at the other end of the bag.

Figure 8 is a fragmentary elevational view with parts shown in section, illustrating a feature of construction.

The illustrated embodiment of this invention shows a'flexible bag consisting of sides I and 2 which may be formed of leather or any suitable material. A web 3 of similar material connects the two sides to form the bag. The edges of the sides are preferably secured to the Web by bending the .edge portions of the web outwardly to form seats for the sides, folding a strip of leather or the like over the edge portions as shown'in Figures 6 and 7, and sewing the parts together. The! web is slit to provide an entrance to the bag and this slit is closed by a zipper 5. I

:The endsof the bag are reinforced and provided'with handles 6 so that the bag may be readily 'carried when folded as shown in Figure 3. The reinforcement at the lower end of the bag is shown in Figure Band consists of a fibre board 65' l positioned against the web 3, with a lining memher 8 secured thereon. This lining member 8 has its ends turned outwardly so that the same may i be sewed between the sides and the web. The reinforcement at the upper end of the bag is shown in Figures 7 and 8 and consists of a metal 5 plate 9 'which may be riveted or'secured to the web in any suitable manner. The ends of the plate 9 are bent downwardly as indicated at 9a (Figures 1 and 8) to form upper corners for the bag for supporting the web. A stirrup Ill may be 10 secured to the plate 9. for supporting clothes hangers I l. The medial portion of the side 2 of the bag is also reinforced to serve as a bottom for the bag when the same is folded as shown in Figure 3. This reinforcement is best shown in Figure 5 and consists of a fibre board 12 positioned adjacent the medial portion of the side'and secured in plac'e by a flexible covering member [3 secured at its margins to the side 2. Brass knobs M or the 20..

like are attached to the bag over the reinforcein its folded relation.

A'plurality of pockets may be formed upon the side Pof the bag. A fabric I5 may be secured 23" across the upper portion of the bag in any suit- .able manner to form a pocket for holding articles. This pocket may be divided into two pockets by a line of stitching 16 (Figure 1) if desired.

A second fabric piece I! may be secured at its edges and its bottom to the side 2 to form a second pocket. This fabric may be buttoned at its upper end to the fabric l5 by means'of the button l8.

A lower pocket is provided for holding shoes or the like- This pocket is formed by securinga flap of fabric 19 adjacent the side I at the bottom of the'bag and extending the same across the bag and securing-the same to the side 2 by buttons 20 or the likeas shown in Figures 1 and 2. It will be noted that this pocket has a width equal to the width of the bag and that the bottom thereof is formed by. the bottom of the bag.

When the bag is folded as shown in Figure 3,- it is desirable to maintain the same in such folded relation when set down upon the floor or -ground. For this purpose, a piece of leather 2| may be secured to one handle 6 for embracing the other handle 6 when the same is brought into contact therewith. The ends of the strip 2| may be se-" l cured together by a snap fastener 22. This strap will tie the two handles together and prevent the bag from spreading when the same is folded.

It will be appreciated that this bag will sustain l clothes in suspended relation when the same is in the position shown in Figure 1. The ends of the bag may, however, be brought together by folding the bag as shown in Figure 1. In such position, the handles may be secured together so that the bag may be converted into a grip and handled in the manner of a grip. This feature renders the bag extremely convenient for use in vehicle travel or other purposes. The clothes are not apt to get wrinkled as they are only folded in one place.

I am aware that many changes may be made and numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention, and I, therefore, do not purpose limiting the patent granted hereon otherwise than necessitated by the prior art.

I claim as my invention:

1. In a luggage bag, flexible side memberspa web connecting said side members, reinforcements at the ends of said bag, a handle secured to each reinforcement whereby the bag may be folded to bring said handles into contacting relation and a reinforcement upon one side of the bag for forming a bottom therefor in its folded relation.

2. In a luggage bag, a pair of flexible side members, a web connecting said members, means for reinforcing opposite portions of said web and a handle secured to each reinforced portion whereby said bag may be folded and carried by said handles.

3. In a luggage bag, flexible side members, a web connecting said members, a handle at each end of said bag, a reinforcement upon the interior medial portion of one of said members adapted for forming the bottom of said bag when the same is folded to bring said handles together.

'4. In a luggage bag, flexible side members, a flexible web connecting said members, said web having an entrance slot for access to the bag, reinforcements upon opposite portions of said web and a handle attached to each reinforcement.

5. In a luggage bag, flexible side members, a web connecting said members, said web having an entrance slot, a handle at each end of said bag and a reinforcement upon the interior medial portion of one side of the bag for forming the bottom therefor when said bag is folded to bring said handles adjacent each other.

6. A luggage bag comprising flexible side members, a flexible web having outwardly directed flanges secured to the edges of said side melnbers, said web having reinforcements upon opposite portions, handles secured to said reinforcements whereby said bag may be folded at midsection and a reinforcement at such midsection of the bag for supporting the same in its folded relation.

7. In a luggage bag, flexible side members, a flexible web having outwardly directed flanges connected to the edges of said side members, reinforcements upon spaced portions of said web and forming the top and bottom portions of said bag, a handle attached to each reinforcement, a reinforcement upon the medial portion of one side of the bag for forming a secondary bottom for the bag when the same is folded for bringing said handles together.

8. In a luggage bag, flexible side members, a flexible web connecting said side members, spaced reinforcements upon said web forming the top and bottom of said bag, a handle secured to each reinforcement, a reinforcement upon the medial portion of one side of the bag for forming a secondary bottom for the bag when the same is folded to bring said handles together.

9. A luggage bag comprising flexible side members and an intermediate web forming the top, bottom and side edges of the bag, a reinforcement at the top of the bag, a reinforcement at the bottom of the bag, a handle attached to each reinforcement, and a reinforcement upon the medial portion of one side member adapted for forming a secondary bottom when the portions upon each side thereof are folded in the same direction for bringing said handles together.

10. A luggage bag comprising flexible side members and an intermediate web and folded to provide a horizontal portion through which clothes are adapted to extend and substantially vertical portions at an angle to said horizontal portions through which clothes are adapted, to extend, means for reinforcing said horizontal portion, and a handle at the upper end of each vertical portion.

11. A luggage bag comprising continuous side members and an intermediate web and folded to provide a U-shaped device, means for reinforcing the bottom of the U-shaped device to provide a secondary bottom, and a handle upon each end of the bag for carrying the same in its folded relation.

LEONARD GEORGE ARPIN.

Referenced by
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US2533333 *Feb 19, 1947Dec 12, 1950Alfred P KitsonCollapsible and portable wardrobe having flexible walls and shelves
US2774450 *Feb 15, 1954Dec 18, 1956Smallberg Harry RFoldable, limp-walled article of luggage
US2780260 *Jun 10, 1953Feb 5, 1957Watson Isabella JShoe bag
US4693368 *Feb 19, 1986Sep 15, 1987Samsonite CorporationCombination garment bag and packing case luggage article
US4801010 *Jul 1, 1987Jan 31, 1989Levitas Miriam SGarment bag with strap to secure closure flap in bundled configuration
US4819796 *Mar 1, 1988Apr 11, 1989Kingport International CorporationExpandable garment carrier
US5330049 *Mar 16, 1992Jul 19, 1994Tumi Luggage, Inc.Garment bag with reinforcing members
USRE33794 *Jun 16, 1989Jan 14, 1992Samsonite CorporationCombination garment bag and packing case luggage article
Classifications
U.S. Classification190/115, 206/287.1, D03/278
International ClassificationA45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/004
European ClassificationA45C3/00D