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Publication numberUS2039887 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1936
Filing dateSep 17, 1935
Priority dateSep 17, 1935
Publication numberUS 2039887 A, US 2039887A, US-A-2039887, US2039887 A, US2039887A
InventorsColletti Joseph John
Original AssigneeColletti Joseph John
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waterproof purse
US 2039887 A
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May 5, 1936.


Patented May 5, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE This invention relates to waterproof purses such as are worn by persons The invention has for its in bathing. object to provide an improved waterproof purse to be worn by a person when in bathing.

Referring to the accompanying which similar letters of parts.

Figure 1, view of drawing, in

reference indicate like a waterproof purse constructed in accordance with this invention.

Figure 2 is a vertical section of the purse on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a vertical section of the purse, showing it open.

Figure 4 is a plan view showing it closed.

Figure 5 is 'a plan showing it open.


of the top of the purse of the top of the purse l indicates the purse which may be made entirely of rubber, with an artificial or rubber-coated on the inside leather covering on the outside.

To make the purse impervious to water, it is formed at its mouth with sisting of two rubber strips a waterproof lock, con- 2 and 3 located inside of the purse at its top, or open end, the strip 3 being formed with ribs 4, adapted to be moved into the grooves dotted lines in Figure 1.

I 5 of strip 2. grooves 5 are preferably curved as shown in The ribs 4 and l The strips 2 and 3 when moved together as shown in Figure 2, being made of rubber,

serve as a waterproof lock,

and by reason of the grooves and ribs being curved as shown in Figure 1, form an absolute waterproof lock, which is held tight by reason of the curved ribs and grooves.

To serve as additional security against the purse being accidentally opened, a non-rust metal fastener is provided, which consists of the, strips 6 and I, the strip the purse is closed. a button H, which seats 5 overlapping the. strip 1 when The strip 6 is provided with into the socket l2, thus serving to lock the strips together as shown in Figure 2. I

However, the fastener just described may be dispensed with, the lock formed by the strips 2 I also serve as hand-holds to strips 8 at the sides of the purse, each having a slot 9, through which passes shown in Figure 1.

The rubber strips 2 and 3, being elastic, when the purse is opened by pulling the hand holds 6 and 1, the mouth of the purse is brought to the bowed position shown in Figure 5. 25

when the non-rust metal fastener is dispensed with, the purse may be opened by squeezing the sides of the purse at its mouth, which brings the mouth of the purse to the bowed position shown in Figure 5, and on releasing the sides of the b purse at its mouth, the strips 2 and 3 snap together, forcingribs 4 and grooves, 5 into interlocked position.

I claim:

A waterproof purse, waterproof material, having its mouth provided with a waterproof lock formed of a pair-of resila belt l0, partly 2o said interlc cking ribs and grooves gently curving throughoul their entire interlocking lengths. 4o


consisting of a pouch of 35

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U.S. Classification150/118, 224/235, 224/676, 383/63, 383/35, 224/673
International ClassificationA45C11/22, A45C1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/22, A45C1/04
European ClassificationA45C11/22, A45C1/04