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Publication numberUS2069255 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1937
Filing dateSep 14, 1935
Priority dateSep 14, 1935
Publication numberUS 2069255 A, US 2069255A, US-A-2069255, US2069255 A, US2069255A
InventorsSamuel H Lifton
Original AssigneeSamuel H Lifton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Feb. 2, 1937.

s. `H. LIFTQN BRIEF CASE Filed Sept. 14, 1935 ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 2, 1937 y UNITEDv STATES PATENT OFFICE BRIEF CASE Samuel H, Liften, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application September 14, 1935,` Serial No. 40,569

ible 4companion sections each of which isv provided with a complementary handle slidably guided in a. pocket defined by n longitudinal wan thereof and 'a centrally disposed facing secured to the inner surface of the latter.

It is another object of the invention to provide a brief case characterized byhingedly connected sections each having a. pocket adapted to receive and slidably but closely confine a complementary covered handle substantially rectangular in contour and having its lower horizontal brace cooperating to sustain the'load of the case when disposed adjacent a horizontally disposed line of stitching forming means for substantially closing a respective pocket.

, The invention also contemplates an improved -method of forming a complementary handle by u providing an elongated rod upon which is rolled a substantially ellipitically shaped filler, pared to dene a rectilinear face after which the rolled `filler and exposed portions of the rod are snugly 3, enclosed within a pliable covering and subse- 0 quently portions of the covered rod extending laterally of the filler are bent downwardly and inwardly to form a substantially rectangular loop. A

40 Other objects, advantages and features of the invention will appear from the following detailed description when considered Ain connection with the accompanying drawing which for purposes of illustration, disclose preferred em- 45 bodimentsof the invention in which:

Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of one form of brief case or envelope according to the invention. 1

Fig. 2 illustrates the-step of rolling a ller up- .'.n on an elongated cylindrical rod.

Fig. 3 showsgin perspective the filler rolled and secured to the elongated rod to define an clliptically shaped barrel.

Fig. 4 is a. view similar to Fig. 3 but showing 5,5 the barrel pared to constitute a :dat surface.

(Cl. 15o-1.6)

Fig. 5 is an elevational view of a complementary covered handle.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged section of the handle taken on the line 6-6 o f Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view of Fig. 1 illus- 5 trating a completed complementary handle just prior to insertion thereof in a retaining pocket of an associated section of the case, the pocket being shown open.

Fig. 8 is an elevational view of Fig. 7 showing l0 the complementary handle slidably secured in its retaining pocket.

Fig. 9 is a sectional view on the line 9-9 of Fig. 8, however, illustrating the companion sections of the brief case. 15

Fig, 10 is a fragmentary view `of a brief case illustrating a slightly modified form and Fig. 11 is a section taken on the line II-II of Fig. V10.

According to the form illustrated in Fig. 1, 20 the brief ease or envelope A comprises front and rear hingedly connected companion sections I0 and II each having an outer wall I2 to each of which is stitched a three side flexible rim or gusset I3 'each carrying interlocking elements I4 25 adapted to be disconnectibly meshed together by a slidable rider (not shown) whereby the opposing gussets of the juxtapositionedsections I0 and II may be conveniently brought together or separated for holding these sections closed or for readily opening the latter respectively as is well understood.' It will be noted, however, (see Fig. 7) that the central part I5 of an outer wall I2 and associated central marginal part I6 of a gusset are left unstitchedthereby providing a gap IE' in which is arranged the upper marginal portion II of a rectangularly shaped flexible facing I8 having its side and lower marginal portions first secured to an inner surface of its outer wall of the case by a U-shaped line of 40 stitchings I9.

Hence facing I8 and associated outer wall of the case define a pocket or compartment 20 in which a complementary slidable handle generally denoted 2| in part is slidably inserted after which 45 upper marginal portions I5, I'I and I6 of an outer wall I2 of the case, the intervening facing I8; and a companion gusset, respectively are secured Vtogether by a line of stitching 22, which is prevented from unravelling by the spacedv ferrules 23 secured to the ends of the line of stitching 22 and to the outer wall of the case, the intervening facing and the gusset, thereby constituting supplementary fastening means for jointly holding the latter firmlyA connected together. The

line of stitching 22 terminates just short of the inside faces of spaced arms 24' of the inserted handle.`consequently' forming spaced guide sockets or gaps 25, the walls of which are formed by. the intervening facing I8, and an outer wall I2 whereby the sides 24 may be closely confined although slidably guided relative to its complementary section. It follows therefore handles 2l may be extended or withdrawn in the manner las: indicated by the dash lines. shown in Fig. 1 relative to the complementary sections when it is desired to carry the' case about from place to place, or

a handle may be retracted or closed by slidably -secured to the penultimate coil thereof. Subsequently ller 28 is pared to form a rectilinear face 29, Except for its terminal portions 30 the rod and its pared ller'are snugly'disposed -in a flexible casing 3| which has its meeting ends 32 secured by a line of stitching 33.

'Ihe covered rod 21 is then appropriately bent to form the upper horizontal brace 34, which includes the pared filler and depending from brace 34 are the vertical sides 24 from which inwardly extend the partly covered arms 3|) constituting the lower brace of thel handle and the sides of the latter are slidably disposed in spaced sockets 25 in its companion brief case section, the fiat face 36, however, of each handle facing inwardly and are adapted to be juxtapositioned and in contact when the complementary handles are brought together.

When assembled within a pocket 20 of its `respective section, the lower horizontal brace of a handle constituted by adjacent alined ends 30, in

a projected position of the handle, cooperate with l According to the brief case or envelope illustrated in Figs. 10 and 11 the gussets I3 are eliminated, the interlocking fastening means vIll being secured directly to the marginal portionsof the front and rear walls I2 and to a part-of the flexible facings vl 8 attached to the inner faces of walls I2. However, in Figs. 10 and 11, the outer walls I2 are each provided with a horizontally disposed kerf or cut 31 forming an entrance to compartment 2li` to permit insertion of a complementary handle 2l and after the latter is inserted a line of stitching 22 is applied to connect together the outer wallsand its facing above the lower brace of thehandle 'to form spaced sockets 25 to slidably guide the vertical sides of the handle. In otheraspects, the construction according to Figs. 10 and 11 is substantially identical to the form illustrated inFigs. 1 to 9 inclusive.

vWhile the invention has been described in detail and reference has been made to specific applications thereof, it is to be understood that the invention herein disclosed is not limited to such specific applications and it is intended that all matter` contained in the above description or 'shown in the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative and'not in a limiting sense. t l

I claim:

1. In a brief case, the combination of, disconnectible and hingedly associated complementary sections each of which comprises: an outer wall constituting a part vof said case, a facing secured at its sides and bottom to a surface of said wall and forming with the latter an accessible pocket open substantially at the top of said facing, a handle comprising; an'upper' substantially horizontal grip'portion, vertical side arms and a lower substantially horizontal brace, said handle being inserted in said pocket except for said grip portion, and a line of stitching partially closing the pocket opening defined by said wall and facing, said line of stitching extending between said side arms above said brace to dene gaps between the sides of said pocket and said line of stitching for slidably guiding said arms, said line of stitching cooperating with said brace to limit upward displacement of said handle relative to said outer wall. 2. In a brief case, the combination of, disconnectible and hingedly associated 'complementaryl sections. each of which comprises; an outer wall constituting a part of said case, a facing secured at its sides and bottom to a surface of said wall and forming with vthe latter an accessible pocket open-substantially at the top of said facing, a handle comprising; an upper substantially horizontal grip portion, vertical side arms and a lower substantially horizontal brace, said han'- dle being insertedv in said pocket except for said grip portion, and securing means partially closing thepocket defined by said wall and facing,

said securing means extending between said arms above said brace to define spaced gaps for slidably guiding said arms during displacement of said handle relativev to said wall and facing, said securing means cooperating with said brace to limit upward displacement of said handle relative to said wall and facing.

3. In a brief case, the combination of, disconnectible and hingedly associated complementary sections each of which comprises; an outer wall constituting a part of said case, a facing disposed at the upper portion of said wall and having its sides and bottom secured to an inner surface of said wall and defining with the latter a pocket having an opening at the top thereof, a handle comprising; an upper substantially horizontal grip portion, depending vertical side arms and a lower substantially horizontal brace, said handle being insertedin said vpocket through said opening as to leave said grip portion exposed above said pocket, and a line of stitching secured to said wall and facing for partially closing said opening, said line of stitching extending between said side arms above said brace to define gaps between the sides of said pocket and said line of stitchingjor slidably guiding said vertical arms, said line of stitching cooperating with said brace to limit upward displacement of said handle relative to said outer wall.

4. In a brief case, the combination of, disconnectible and hingedly associated complementary sections each of which comprises; an outer wall constituting a part of said case, a facing disposed at the upper portion of said wall and havir. its sides and bottom-secured to an inner surface of said wall and dening therewith a pocket horizontal brace, said handle being inserted in having a 'relatively elongatedopening substantially at the top thereof, a handle comprising; an upper substantially horizontal grip portion having integrally depending vertical sides each having an inwardly turned portion constituting alined complementary members defining substantially horizontal brace means, said handle being inserted in said pocket through said opening as to leave said grip portion exposed above said pocket, a line of stitching secured to said wall and facing for partially closing said opening, said line of stitching extending between said side arms above said brace means to define gaps between the sides of said pocket and said line of stitching for slidably guiding said vertical arms during displacement of said handle relative to said wall, said line of stitching cooperating with said brace means to limit upward displacement of said handle relative to said Wall.

5. In a brief case, the combination of, disconnectible and hingedly associated complementary sections each of which comprises; a wall, facing means secured at its sides and bottom to an upper surface of said wall to form a pocket open at its top, a slidable handle comprising an upper substantially horizontaldgrip portion, vertical and depending side arms and a lower substantially said pocket except for said grip portion. and a line of stitching partially closing said pocket opening and disposed between said arms 'at the upper marginal portion of said facing means and said wall to form spaced gaps for slidably guiding said arms, said line of stitching cooperating with said brace to limit upward bodily displacement of said handle relative to said wall.

v 6. In' a brief case, the combination of, disconnectible and hingedly associated complementary sections each of which comprises; a wail, facing means secured at its sides and bottom to an upper surface of said wall to form a pocket open at its top, a slidable handle comprising an upper substantially horizontal grip portion, vertical and depending side arms and a lower substantially horizontal brace, said handle being inserted in said pocket except for ysaid grip portion, and securing means partially closing said pocket opening and disposed between said arms at the upper marginal portions of said facing means and said wall to form spaced gaps for slidabiy guiding said arms, said securing means cooperating with said brace to limit upward bodily displacement or said handle relative to said wall.

SAMUEL H. LIETON.

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US3379235 *Jun 6, 1966Apr 23, 1968Cartier IncMerchandising container
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Classifications
U.S. Classification190/115, 190/901, 383/14
International ClassificationA45C13/26
Cooperative ClassificationY10S190/901, A45C13/26
European ClassificationA45C13/26