|Publication number||US2061302 A|
|Publication date||Nov 17, 1936|
|Filing date||Mar 16, 1934|
|Priority date||Mar 16, 1934|
|Publication number||US 2061302 A, US 2061302A, US-A-2061302, US2061302 A, US2061302A|
|Inventors||Egler Louis A|
|Original Assignee||Egler Louis A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (29), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
L. A. EGLER Nov. 17, 1936.
Filed March 16, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 1' Louis A. Elev L. A. EGLER BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 16, 1954 a 1 7 I .2 9 l Patented Nov. 17, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 6 Claims.
My invention relates to bags and particularly to a bag adapted to be attached to the arm of a chair, davenport, sofa or like article of furniture. An object of the invention resides in providing a bag which can be attached to such article of furniture without marring or defacing the same and without reconstruction thereof.
A still further object of the invention resides in providing the bag with one or more straps adapted to extend about the arm of the article of furniture and in providing fastening means on the straps for holding the same attached to the arm.
Another object of the invention resides in employing stiffeners in the straps for the purpose of attaching the bag to the arm of the article of furniture.
A still further object of the invention resides in constructing the straps tubular and in employing plate-like members slidable within the straps and constituting said stifieners.
An object of the invention resides in constructing the bag of flexible material and in employing a hoop of resilient material at the upper end of the my bag for holding the mouth of the bag open.
Another object of the invention resides in employing in the bottom of the bag a bottom member in the nature of an insert which conforms in configuration to the outline of the bottom of the bag and which serves to retain the shape of the bag.
A feature of the invention resides in attaching the straps to the bag in a manner such that the hoop is held in horizontal position when the bag is applied to the arm of the article of furniture.
Other objects of the invention reside in the novel combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter illustrated and/or described.
In the drawings: Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bag illustrating an embodiment of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a portion of a sofa illustrating the manner of applying the back to one of the arms thereof.
Fig. 3 is an elevational sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2. r I
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary elevational sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 1 and drawn to a larger scale.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary plan sectional view taken on line 5--5 of Fig. 1 and drawn to the 55 same scale as Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the hoop detached from the bag. Fig. 7 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through the lower end of the strap.
Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 2 showing the 5 bag attached to the arm of a chair.
In the use of chairs, sofas, davenports and similar articles of furniture it becomes frequently desirable to have available a receptacle in which magazines, papers and other articles may be con- 10 veniently placed when not desired for use. Heretofore, separate magazine racks, tables and other articles of furniture have been employed for this purpose which are more or less expensive and which are not as convenient as may be desired. 15 The present invention provides a simple and inexpensive bag which may be attached to the arm of any article of furniture without reconstruction or alteration thereof and which will serve the desired purpose. 20
For the purpose of illustrating the application of my invention, I have shown inFigs. 2 and 3, an ordinary sofa l0 which consists of a seat bottom H, a back [2, and an arm i3. Upon the bottom II are placed the usual cushions H. The 5 entire sofa is carried upon a suitable framework I which is supported on legs 20. The sofa i0 is of the upholstered type and the specific construction of the framework and the upholstery thereof being well known in the art, has not been 0 illustrated in detail in the drawings. A portion of the arm I3 is however shown in section in Fig. 3 and consists of two frame members l5 and IE to which the padding is attached and over which a suitable covering "may be stretched to give 35 the desired form to the arm. The frame member I5 is usually located with the under surface l8 thereof slightly below the upper level of the seat bottom ll so that the upper surface of the seat bottom presses against the under surface of said 40 frame member. The covering I1 is secured to the frame members l5 and I6 and also to other parts of the framework IQ of the sofa.
The invention proper comprises a bag 2| which is preferably constructed of some suitable fabric 4.5 such as used for upholstering furniture or some similar material. This bag is open at the top to provide a mouth 22 and is closed at the bottom as best shown in Fig. 4. The bag 2| is constructed with a body portion 23 which is ovular in cross 50 section and is formed with a front 24, a back 25 and curved ends 26 and 21. To the body portion 23 is attached a bottom 28 which is constructed of a shape corresponding with the cross section of the bag and which is sewed to the lower edges of the front 24, back 25 and the two ends 26 and 21.
At the upper end of the body portion 23 of the bag 2| is provided a hem 29 which is constructed by folding over the upper end of the body portion 23 and by sewing the same back upon said body portion along two lines of stitching 3| and 32. The hem 29 is constructed with a slit 33 where the material is joined and through which access may be had to the interior of the hem. The slit 33 is left open.
Within the hem 29 of bag 2| is disposed a metal hoop 34 shown in detail in Fig. 6. This hoop consists of a band of suitable spring material which is bent in the form of an oval to conform to the configuration of the bag. The two ends 35 and 36 of this hoop overlap one another at the rear thereof. The end 35 is constructed with two prongs 31 and 38 which issue outwardly therefrom, while the end 36 is constructed with openings 39 adapted to receive said prongs. In the securing of the parts of the hoop together, the two ends 35 and 36 are placed so that the prongs 31 and 38 extend through the holes 39. These prongs may then be bent in the opposite direction as shown in Figs. 5 and 6 in a manner to cause the two prongs toclinch about the metal of the hoop and to hold the ends attached to one another. In the application of the hoop 34 to the bag the procedure is as follows: The prongs 31 and 38 normally issue outwardly at right angles from the end 35 of the hoop and the two parts of the hoop are detached from one another. With the hoop so constructed the end 36 is threaded into the interior of the hem 29 through the slit 33 formed in the same. After the hoop has been completely inserted into the said hem, the two parts 35 and 36 are brought together and the two prongs 31 and 38 clinched upon the end 36 of said hoop to hold the parts in assembled position. After being so attached the slit 33 may be closed by bringing the adjoining parts of the hem together.
To assist in retaining the shape of the bag, a bottom member 4| is employed which is in the nature of an insert adapted to be placed within the interior of the bag and to rest upon the bottom 28 thereof. This insert may be constructed of wood, cardboard or any other suitable material and may be covered with cloth or other covering material, as desired. The said insert fits snugly within the interior of the bag and serves to draw the body of the bag taut and also to lend form to the bag. The bottom member 4| also serves as a support for magazines or other articles which are placed within the bag and by means of which the weight of such articles is uniformly distributed to the bag throughout the entire body structure thereof.
For the purpose of securing the bag to the arm of the sofa or chair, two straps 42 and 43 are employed which are preferably constructed of fabric or some other similar material. These straps are formed by doubling over portions of the-material and seaming the same along the middle to form a flattened tubular structure. The strap 43 is secured to the bag 2| through the lines of stitching 3| and 32 as shown in Fig. 4, whereby the said strap is securely attached to the bag in proximity to the hoop 34. If desired, the extreme end 44 of the strap may be inserted between the overlapping portion of the hem 29 and the body of the bag and thus stitched in position. When the strap is so applied the same is first stitched in place through the line of stitching 32 and after having been properly secured, is stitched to the uppermost part of the bag through the line of stitching 3|. The strap 42 is similarly attached through the line of stitching 32 but'is preferably loose with respect to the upper edge of the bag. This strap is arranged so that the same covers the slit 33 in the hem 29 when the bag is applied to the arm of a sofa.
At or near the ends of the two straps 42 and 43 or at any locality intermediate the ends thereof, are disposed means for stiffening portions of the strap indicated at 60 by means of which the bag may be attached to the arm of the sofa. In the form of the invention shown a plate 45 is utilized as a stiffener, which plate is inserted within the interior of the tubular strap and situated at such portion. If desired, the end of the strap may be sewed together as designated at 46 to retain the said member within the strap or the said member may be entirely loose within the strap and removable therefrom through the end of the strap. The member 45 may be constructed of metal, celluloid or other similar suitable stiffening material and may be of any convenient length.
The method of attaching the invention to a sofa such as illustrated in Fig. 2 is as follows: The stiffeners 45 are first adjusted longitudinally of the two straps 42 and 43 so that the same come at the desired position. Such position may be arrived at by experimentation. Once the stiffeners are in the right position, the said straps and stiffener are inserted beneath the under surface I8 of the frame member |5 of the arm l3 and the upper surface of the seat bottom The straps are caused to extend about the arm and are so adjusted that the hem 29 comes opposite the vertical portion of the arm |3 upon the exterior thereof as best shown in Fig. 3. With the device so applied, the bag hangs securely attached to the arm of the sofa and due to the fact that the two straps 42 and 43 engage the bag at the extreme upper end, the back of the hoop 34 is caused to lie fiat against such surface of the arm and the hoop proper is caused to extend outwardly from the arm in a horizontal position, thereby maintaining the mouth of the bag open and holding the bag in erected position.
In Fig. 8 my invention has been shown as ap plied to an ordinary chair 59. This chair comprises legs 5| and 52 which carry a seat 53. The legs 5| and 52 have attached to them cross rails 54 and 55 which support arm posts 56 and 51. An arm 58 is carried by the posts 56 and 57 and supports the bag proper. A back rest 59 is also shown in the drawings which forms a continuation of the seat 53, these parts being preferably formed of canvas and stretched across the member 54 and a similar frame member 6| attached to the upright 51. In applying the bag to the chair shown in Fig. 8, the ends of the straps 42 and 43 are wrapped about the arm with the stiffener, 45 engaging the under side of said arm. When pressure is applied to the bag the straps 42 and 43 are tightened and function in a manner to hold the bag rigidly secured to the arm of a chair.
My invention is highly advantageous in that an extremely simple and practical device is provided by means of which the bag may be readily applied to or removed from any article of furniture such as a chair, davenport or the like having an arm to which the bag is to be attached. There are no complicated or intricate parts of the invention to get out of order and the invention functions in'a highly practical manner. The insert in the bottom of the bag serves to maintain 7 the shape of the bag while the hoop at the upper end of the bag serves to hold the mouth of the bag open and in addition serves to retain the shape of the bag. The bag may be attached to any article of furniture quickly and without alteration or reconstruction of the same. Once the bag has been applied thesame is firmly and securely held in position. Due to the manner of securing the straps to the bag the straps serve to hold the back of the hoop in engagement with the side of the arm of the article of furniture so that the hoop is held outright in a horizontal position to maintain the bag erect. In the event that the bag is bumped the lower portion of the bag containing the insert may be swung inwardly toward the seat structure of the seat. At the same time the hoop being constructed of resilient material will bend sufflciently so that no injury is done to the bag or to the article of furniture to which it is applied. I
Changes in the specific form of my invention, as herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of my invention. 7
Having described ,my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
1. In combination, a bag open at the top, a
flexible strap secured to the upper end of the bag,
said strap being tubular in form, and a stiffener disposed within said strap.
2. In combination with the arm of an article of furniture, said arm having an under surface, said article having a seat bottom yieldingly pressing against said under surface of the arm, a bag open at the top and adapted to be positioned ad- Jacent said arm, astrap attached to said bag near the open end thereof and extending about said arm, and between said under surface of the arm and said seat bottom, and means for stiffening a portion of the strap lying between the under surface of the arm and the seat bottom.
3. In combination with the arm of an article of furniture, said arm having an under surface, said article having a seat bottom yieldingly pressing against said under surface of the arm, a bag open at the top and adapted to be positioned said arm, a strap attached to said bag near the open end thereof and extending about said arm,
a nd'betweensaid under surface of the arm and said seat bottom, and a plate-like member attached to said strap at the portion thereof lying between the under surface of the arm and the seat bottom.
4. In combination, a bag constructed of flexible material and formed with walls and a bottom and open at the top, said bag having a hem at the upper end thereof, said hem being constructed with a slit, a hoop insertable into said hem through said slit and a strap secured to' said bag at a locality below said hem and being adapted to overlie said slit. v
5. In combination, a bag constructed of flexible material and formed with walls and a bottom and open at the top, a relatively flat hoop attached to the upper end of the bag for holding the upper end of the bag open, a strap secured to said bag upon the interior thereof and at a locality near the lower edge of said hoop and further engaging said bag upon the interior thereof near the upper edge of the hoop, and means for fastening said strap to the arm of an article of furniture.
6. The combination with the arm of a .chair having a surface portion of substantial upright extent, of a bag open at the top thereof and adapted to hang alongside said arm, said bag comprising a flexible body, a relatively wide hoop of flat resilient material at the mouth of said body, and a hanger strap secured to said body in proximity to said hoop, said strap overreaching said chair arm and overlying a portion of the hoop to bring a sideof said hoop flatwise against said upright surface portion of said arm, causing the hoop to cooperate with said surface and to be thereby maintained in a horizontal position without the aid of other means.
LOUIS A. EGLER.
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