US 2051413 A
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Aug. 18, 1936.
c. LOWENSTEIN HAND BAG AND FRAME FOR THE SAME Filed May 8 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet l Wagner @M Au 18, 1936. Q LOWENSTEIN 2,051,413
HANDBAG AND FRAME FOR THE SAME Filed May 8, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 7.11:1; 1 Z Wagweri In /.r f r I Patented Aug. 18, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HANDBAG AND FRAME FOR THE SAME Application May 8, 1935, Serial No. 20,354
My invention relates to improvements in a handbag and like containers and a frame for the same.
In the drawings which illustrate a preferred 5' embodiment of my invention:-
Fig. l is a top plan view of a handbag which embodies'the novel features of my invention;
Fig. 2 is a front view of the handbag shown in Fig. 1;
10 1 Fig. 3 is a fragmentaryend and sectional view of my handbag in closed position;
Fig. 4 is an end elevation of the handbag in open position;
Fig. 5 is a front elevation of my improved i -handbag, a portion of the frame being shown partly withdrawn from the handbag, the other.
end having been removed;
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary section of the top of my.
improved bag frame; Fig. Tie a side elevation of thebag frame shown in Fig. 6; 1 Fig. 8 is an end view of my bag frame in closed position;
Fig. 9. is an enlarged section taken along the 25511118 9-9 Of Fig. 6; and
Fig. 10 is an enlarged section taken along the line III-I of Fig. 6.
An object of my invention is to provide a handbag of simple construction and attractive appearance which is so made up that a specially constructed frame member may be attached thereto without the need of any further labor on the handbag in order to secure it and the frame together. Referring to the drawings, I have shown, in Figs. 1-4, a ladys handbag having a container made of a suitable covering material and a frame (Fig. '7) having two sets of arms I and 2, the arms arranged at each end of the bag being 0hingedly connected at one of their ends by a pivot pin 3 and the other ends of the arms of each set are inter-connected by the crossbars 4 and 5. The arms 6 and 1 of each set cross each other (Fig. 8) in the same manner and for the 5;;same purpose as illustrated and described in United States Letters Patent No. 1,891,833, so that if the frame is in closed position it may be opened by gripping the arms of each set at a position below their intersection and pressing 5ogthe arms toward each other, or, if the frame is in open position, it may be closed by pressing together any portions of the frame halves which are located above the intersection of the arms. The snap acting means I is positioned between fii'fthe crossed arms 6 and 1 when the frame is in the closed position in order to retain it in that position.
Referring in more detail to my improved bag construction, I have shown in Fig. 3 a handbag or pocketbook preferably made of flexible mate- 5 rial and having the front and rear side walls 8 and 9 which are joined at their lower sides so that they mayhave a swinging movement relative to each other. The end walls I0 are arranged between the side walls 8 and 9 and. con- 10 structed so as to permit the relative swinging thereof. I have attached the lining I I to the inside of the flexible covering in the usual manner.
At the top edges of the front and rear side walls 8 and 9 I have secured the bag top members I2 and I3 which are constructed to run the entire length thereof. The members I2 and I3 are formed by folding over a strip of the bag covering material at the top whereby each memher will have two opposed faces hanging downwardlytoward the side walls 8 and 9. The opposed faces are joined together for a certain distance toward their free ends, but at respective points on each of the two bag top members they are separated sufficiently to form the hollowed pocket means I4 and I5 which are constructed to receive and conceal the crossbars 4 and 5 of the frame member. At a point below the hollowed means I4 and I5 the opposed faces of each of the bag top members are brought together and stitched between the corresponding side wall and lining attached thereto.
Referring in more detail to the construction of my improved frame, in Fig. '7, I have shown a front view of my frame including the two sets of arms I and 2, connected at their ends by the crossbars 4 and 5, the bar 5 being in parallel relationship with'the bar 4 and hence invisible in the drawing.
,It is my aim, in the preferred form of my in- 40 vention, to .be able to separate one of the sets of arms from the remainder of the frame. In order to carry out my purpose, I have provided, as shown in Figs. 6 and 10, a cylindrical nut I6 threaded internally and rigidly secured within each of two side-by-side free ends I[ and I8 of the hollow crossbars 4 and 5. The nut I6 may be anchored therein by a drive fit or any other suitable means- For the purpose of connecting the arms of one of the sets I and 2 to the crossbar ends I! and I8, Fig. 6, I have provided with an end of each arm of the set I a screw means I9 which, in my preferred form, has a knob-shaped head portion 20 and a shoulder portion 2| having a sleeves 25 ,(Figs. 6 and 10), the bores of which, in my preferred form are not threaded. As 'a" means of connecting the other 'setof. arms to.
the ends 23 and 24, I have provided with an. end of each arm an attachingfme'ans1i26 which,iin
my preferred form, has a knob-shaped head'por tion 21 similar in construction to the head portions 26 located at the opposite end of the cross,-
bar, and a shoulder portion 28 which has no toolreceiving means, the latter member lying adja centlto an end of the sidearm on the other side of the side arm from the end of the crossbar. A .pin29extends from the shoulder portion 28 throughiJan aperture: in the side' arm and is permanently anchored withinthe. cylindrical.
sleeve 25-by any. suitable method such asa driv- In order to rigidly secure the. frame withthe handbag container, itis first necessary to secure the set of arms 2 to the corresponding ends of the crossbars in the manner described above. The. opposite free ends I1 and I8 of' the crossbars are inserted'intotthe hollow-pocket means I! and I formed in the bag-top members J2 fand-IS '(Fig. 5) and then'pushed through the hollow means I4 and [5 until they are finally cated along the total length ofthe bag. The set 'of arms lis then secured to the ends l1 and [8 by the nut and screw means which has been described above- In final assembly, in my preferred form, the two sets ofarm's I and 2 will lie externally to the end walls ID in close proximity thereto and between the front and rear side walls S and 9 (Fig. 1) so that the pressure upon-thearms necessary to open the bag frameis exerted through the side walls. If the bag is'in open position it nia'yconvenien'tly be closed bypressing together the pairs of knob-shaped head por ;tions 20 and '21.
Whilel have illustrated andlde'scribed a preferred embodiment -of'=my invention, I do not wish to limit myself therebybecause the scope of my invention is-best-definedin the followin claims.
l. A frame'of the class described having a set V omrms at each endythe arms of each set being connected at oneof their ends and means connecting the two sets of arms at their other ends,
and a fastening means arranged to permit a separation of the frame so that at least one set of arms could be removed from the remainder of the'frame. a 3 V r 2; A frame ofthe class described having a set, offarms at eachend, the arms of each set being connected atone of their-ends and means connecting the two sets of arms at their other ends,
and a nut and screw means'arranged to permit separation of the frame so that at least one set of arms could be removed from' the remainder of. the frame. I .l
3 A frame having a'set of arms at each end, the arms of each set being connected at one of theirends and means connecting the two sets of,
of crossbars'and two sets of arms, the arms of they may be disengaged from said crossbars,
said holder having front and back cover portions with openable edges at least at one end thereof, said'openable' edges having loop portions' to receive said crossbars, and the arms of at least one of said sets crossing each other so that pressure upon said arms for the purpose of moving the same toward each other will causesaidreceptacle to open.
'5. A 'portable'receptacle including a bag and a detachable frame therefor,.said .frame including two sets of side arms and crossbars connecting corresponding free ends of the arms,
the opposite arms of each set being hingedly connected together and at least one set having meanswhereby said arms may be..disengaged from said crossbars, the arms of each set crossingeach other between their mutual connection and the point of. attachment to said crossbars 30.
and means between the .arms of each. set. .to retain saidmembers in closed position by snap action, said bag having front and rear'side-walls with openable edges at least at one .end thereof,
each of said openableedg'es having a hollowed 35.
means formed from the material of said bag for receiving one of saidcrossbars, and said sets of side arms being. located between the side walls of said bag. 1
6. A handbag including a holderv and'a detachable frame therefor, said frame including a. pair of crossbarsand two sets of arms, the arms of each set being hingedly connected together at one end ofthe set and having their opposite ends secured to the free ends of said. crossbars' adjacent to said opposite ends, at least one of said sets having a means connected therewith for disengaging said set from said crossbars, said holder having front and back cover portions openable and closable about the'top edge and end portions connecting said cover portions, each ofthe top edges of said cover portions having a hollow means whereby one of said crossbars may be anchored to and run the total length thereof, the arms of each of said sets be ing located in 'a" crossed position. whereby the cover portions may be opened by pressure exerted upon saidarms, said sets being located outside said end portions and betweenthe front and back cover portions whereby said pressure is applied "to said arms through said cover portions. I
7. A handbag including a holder and a detachable frame therefor, said frame including a pair.
taching members having. an ornamental head 75 portion located on the side of the arms of said set opposite said crossbars, said other set being secured to the opposite ends of said crossbars by a nut and screw means, said means comprising a screw-receiving member located within each of said opposite ends and a pair of screw members, each of said screw members comprising an ornamental head portion together with a tool-receiving means located on the other side of the arms of said set from said crossbars and an externally threaded shank projecting from said head portion through the free end of one of said arms and secured in threaded engagement with a corresponding screw-receiving member, said holder having front and rear side walls openable and closable about one edge so as to present a mouth portion, each of the edges of said side walls adjacent to said mouth portion having a hollowed means running the length of said side walls whereby one of said crossbars may be received and anchored therein, the arms of each of said sets being located in a crossed position whereby the side walls may be opened by pressure exerted upon said arms. said sets being located between the front and rear side walls whereby said pressure is applied to said arms through said side walls.
8. A frame having a set of arms at each end, the arms of at least one set being connected at one of their ends and crossbars connecting the two sets of arms. said frame being constructed so that at least one set of arms could be removed from the remainder of the frame, the ends of the arms of at least one of said sets crossing each other when the frame is in closed position, and a snap acting means between the crossed ends for holding the frame in closed position.
9. A frame having a set of arms at each end, the arms of at least one set being connected at one of their ends and crossbars connecting the two sets of arms, a nut and screw means adjacent to where the arms are connected to the crossbars so that at least one set of arms could be removed from the remainder of the frame, the ends of the arms of at least one of said sets crossing each other when the frame is in closed position, and a fastening means whereby said frame may be held in said position.