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Nov. 19, 1935. J. JANOWITZ HANDLE FOR CARRYING PARCELS Filed Aug. 17, 1933 3uventor W 'Gttorneg Patented Nov. -19, .1935
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,021,787 i I i HANDLE roa CARRYING PARCELS Julius Janowitz, New York, N. Y. I Application August 17, 1933, Serial No. 685,632
' My invention relates to an improvement in handles for carrying parcels.
The object is to provide a very simple and inexpensive device, which can be quickly applied to a parcel in such manner'as to provide a dependable handle for convenience in carrying the package.
This handle is adapted to be made simply, quickly, and in large numbers so that it can be given away by the merchant to the customer and easily'and quickly applied to the package as a complete or partial substitute for other tying means. It is adapted not only to facilitate the carrying and handling of the package but also to serve as an advertising medium.
Its novelty consists principally in the strong and convenient construction of the handhold and in the means, intermediary between the hand- 1 hold and the ends of thehandle, for reinforcing the handle at its points of greatest strain.
In the accompanying drawing:
Fig. 1 is a view in perspective showing my improved handle applied to a bundle or. package;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation showing a slightly different application of the handle to a package;
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the handle, showing one form of cut-the diagonal;
Fig. 4 is a reverse view of Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a top plan view of the handle, showing another form of cutthe curvilinear;
Fig. 6 is a reverse view of Fig. 5;
Fig. 7 is a section through the line 'I-|, of Fig. 4; and
Fig. 8 is a section through Fig. 4.
The device consists in two fiat ends and a folded and. reinforced center which forms the handhold of the handle. The ends are, for convenience, given the numerals I and 2, and the handhold' the numeral 3.
One entire surface of the ends I and 2 of the device has a layer of some reliable adhesive, which might be glue, mucilage, or anyof the wellknown adhesive materials. This is shown at 9 in Figs. 4, 6, 7, and 8. This adhesive might be on a layer of thin, tough paper (as shown in Figs. '7 and 8) or might be directly applied to the backing in, which is preferably made of some tough textile material.
Whether the handle is made entirely of textile material, entirely of paper, or of both materials depends upon the size of the handle and the weight of the package it is designed to carry. By choosing the strongest materials and by the line 8-0 of widening and lengthening the ends I and 2, pack? ages up to fifty or seventy-five pounds can be carried.
The handhold 3 is formed by cutting into the strip at the points 6. These cuts at 6 are each approximately one-third through, and the stock 5 between these cuts is folded over as shown at I in Figs. 4, 6, and 8 and stuck down tight, thus reinforcing the center with a double ply and forming a good, strong and reliable handhold. Furthermore, this makes a narrower handhold, 10 more convenient to grasp and carry in hand than a wider strip would be.
The wide fiat ends I and.2 are stuck to the package (as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2).. This sticking is easily done by applying moisture to 15 the adhesive surface 9 when the handle is to be attached to the package; and it may be done in such a way as often to save the merchant the trouble and expense of other tape, twine or the like for holding the package wrapped.
In order to reinforce the handle at the points of greatest strain-namely, between the handhold 3 and the ends I and 2--I have invented-a novel strengthening means. This consists in the combination of the ends 8, made on the center 25 parts by the cuts 6, and folded and adhesively stuck down; and the pointed ends I I of the strips I and 2 left with their adhesive surface exposed, side by side with the ends 8. Since it is at this point-between the handhold 3 and the ends I 30 and 2-that the handle is most likely to be bent, and hence subjected to strain that might break, tear or rip it, it is desirable to make the cut 6 at such an angle that the ends 8 and I I 'may coexist, side by side, for a considerable length.
The pointed ends 8 and II shown in Fig. 4, where the cut 6 is purely diagonal, accomplish this purpose admirably.
By making the cut curvilinear, however, as shown at 6a in Figs. 5 and 6, even a greater reinforcement is accomplished through the wider adhesive surface exposed toward the tip of ends Ila.
In this way a very simple, light, strong, in- 45 expensive device is provided for quick application to the article to be carried. It gives a neat and attractive appearance, and is a great convenience to the shopper as a means of carrying the purchased article.
' 1. As an article of manufacture, a handle comprising a strip of material, the middle portion of which is reinforced, having the edges infolded and secured to said middle portion, and the end 66 portions having means for attachment to article to be carried.
2. As an article of manufacture, a handle comprising a strip of flexible material having the the edges cut and infolded on the middle portion,
and made-to adhere thereto, thereby forming a .reinforced handhold, and the ends having adhesive applied to one side 'and'adapted upon being moistened to be stuck to the article bein carried to form a reliable handle.
' 3. A handle structure comprising a continuous flexible strip having opposite end portions constructed for adhesive attachment to a package or the like, said strip having a handhold portion intermediate the end portions and of reduced width relative thereto, the under'surface of said handhold portion having a reinforcing strip extending longitudinally thereof and terminating approximately at opposite ends of the reduced width portion.
4. A handle structure comprising a flexible strip having opposite end portions constructed v for adhesive attachment to a package or the like,
said strip having a handhold portion intermediate the end portions thereof formed by infolding the edges under the strip and securely attached thereto, the opposite ends of the infolded edge portions being separated from the body portion by slits and lying flat on said body portion between the slitted edges thereof. 7
5. A handle structure comprising a flexible strip having opposite end portions constructed for adhesive attachment to a package or the like, said strip having a handhold portion intermediate the end portions thereof formed by infolding the edges under the strip and securely attached thereto, the opposite ends of the infolded edge portions being separated from the body portion by slits and lying flat on said body portion between the slitted edges thereof, said slits being cut approximately diagonally providing points on the infolded edge portions.
6. A handle structure comprising a strip of tape having a continuous adhesive surface, said strip having opposite edges thereof infolded on and secured to an intermediate portion of the adhesive surface and approximately covering said intermediate portion of the adhesive surface therebetween, the infolding of the edges forming. a handhold portion in the strip of less width than the width of the strip of tape.
'7. A handle structure comprising a strip of tape having a continuous adhesive surface, said strip having opposite side edges thereof infolded on and adhesively secured to an intermediate portion of the adhesive surface, the infolded side edges approximately covering the adhesive surface of the middle portion of thestrip, and formedge portions being separated from the body poradapted for adhesive attachment of its end por- 1 tions to a package or the like, said strip having a handholdportion intermediate the end portions thereof formed by infolding the opposite edges under. the strip and securing said edge portions thereto, the opposite ends of the infolded tion by slits and underlying the adhesive surface of the body portion approximately covering said adhesive surface throughout the handhold portion. 1
10. A handle structure comprising a strip of tape having adhesive means on one and the same side at the ends thereof and at an intermediate portion, said strip having a handhold at said intermediate portion and of reduced width relative to the strip, and strip means secured to the adhesive means approximately'throughout the length and width of the handhold portion covering said adhesive means and reinforcing the handhold portion.
11. A handle structure comprising a strip of tape having adhesive means on oneand the same side at the ends thereof and at an intermediate portion, said strip having opposite edges thereof infolded on and secured to the adhesive 40 means of the intermediate portion and approximately covering said adhesive means t-herebetween, the infolding of the edges forming a handhold portion of the strip of less width than the width of the strip of tape. 1
12. A handle structure comprising a flexible strip cut approximately diagonallypart way in from the edges at two points on each edge, with the adjacent diagonal cuts converging inwardly forming edge portions with tapering ends, said 50 edge portions being infolded on and adhesively secured to the intermediate portion forming a reinforced handhold, the tapering ends reinforcing the strip at the ends of said handhold, said strip having adhesive portions at the ends of the 55 handhold for attachment to an article.
' JULIU JANOWITZ.