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Publication numberUS2118400 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 24, 1938
Filing dateApr 9, 1936
Priority dateApr 9, 1936
Publication numberUS 2118400 A, US 2118400A, US-A-2118400, US2118400 A, US2118400A
InventorsJames E Goldberg
Original AssigneeJames E Goldberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lady's handbag with removable cover
US 2118400 A
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- y 1938- J. E. GOLDBERG I 2,118,400-

LADYS HANDB AG WITH REMOVABLE COVER I Filed April 9'. 19:56.

Q INVENTOR Q James E. God berg ATTORN EYS erally improve ladies handbags.

Patented May 24, 19,38

UNITED'STATES PATENT? OFFICE p 2,118,400 LADYS HANDBAG wrrn aEMovABLp.

covna James E. Goldberg, New York, N; Y. Application April 9, 1936, Serial No. 73,427

7 Claims. This invention relates to-ladies' handbags, and

more particularly to a handbag provided with a readily detachable when the foundation bag and which:

cover are to be separated. The handles are themselves washable and serve an additional function in holding the cover on the foundation bag. The bag may, however, be used with or without the'handles, and the foundation bag may be used with or without the cover.-

Other objects center about the cover itself and a preferred method of making the same, in accordance with which a cover of double thickness is obtained, said cover being made of a single piece of material by a simple manufacturing process, and having no exposedstitching.

To the accomplishment-of the .foregoing and other'objects which will hereinafter appear, my invention'consists in the handbag elements and their relation one to the other as hereinafter are more particularly described in the specification and sought to be defined in the claims. The specification is accompanied by a drawing, in

Fig. 1 shows a handbag embodying features of my invention; I

Fig. 2 illustrates the cover removed from the foundation bag;

Fig. 3 is a section through thecover taken in the plane of the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;

' Fig. 4 is an end elevation of the foundation bag and Figs. 5 through 9 are explanatory of the method of making the cover.

0 erablywashable handles H. It will be noted that both the foundation bag and the cover-are flapless, thus making the bag neat in appearance and convenient in use. The sides of the foundation bag are preferably made relatively stiff, and .are

5 projected above the cover. Inasmuch as the'foundation bag and the cover may be made of contrasting colors, the beauty of the finished bag is enhanced. This effect may be carried further by giving the projecting top of the foundation bag an ornamental configuration.

Considering the arrangement in greater detail, the foundation bag F may be made of fabric or other suitable material selected to be usable as the exterior of the bag when desired. This material is preferably backed or stiffened by cardboard or other stiffening material in accordance with conventional practice, thus making the foundation bag self-supporting in shape. The bag may be lined and provided with subordinate pockets for a mirror, change purse and the like, but inasmuch as these details are conventional, they have not been illustrated and need not be described in detail. I may mention; however, that the top of the foundation bag is preferably and most conveniently closed by means of a slide fastener extending from one end of the bag to the other between the sides thereof at a point approximately corresponding to the top of the cover C. The operating chain l2 visible at the right of Fig. 1 is connected to the slider of the closure or slide fastener of the bag.

The sides of the foundation bag are projected upwardly above the slide fastener and above the cover, as is indicated at M and IS in Figs. 1 and 4. These upwardly projecting sides are preferably left unstitched or free of one another at the ends of the-bag in order not to interfere with free access to the interior of the bag when the slide fastener isopen. The edges of the projections I4 and I6 are given an ornamental contour of any desired type. The inner surfaces of these projections are lined with a suitable material, preferably the samematerial as is used for the outside of the foundation bag. This material extends from the top edge downwardly to the aforesaid slide fastener.

The foundation bag is completed by the provision of four large ornamental buttons 20. In the present case the buttons are. spherical, and while this shape is convenient in use and attractice in appearance, it is not, however, essential to employ spherical buttons. Two buttons are located on each side of the bag and are spaced well apart, as is clearly shown in the. drawing.

manner in which the cover is made may be described with reference to Figs. 5 through 9 of the drawing. A single rectangular piece of fabric 26 is selected, this fabric having a width along edge 28 slightly greater than the width or long dimension of the handbag, and having a length along the side edge 30 slightly greater than four times the height of the finished cover. This fabric is centrally folded along the dotted line 32, and the side edges are stitched by lines of stitching 34, as is clearly shown in Fig. 6. One of these lines of stitching has been left in incomplete condition in order to better bring out the nature of the structure. On completing the stitching there results a single elongated pocket. This pocket is inverted or turned inside out, thus bringing the material to the condition shown in Fig. 7. At this time the lines of stitching 34 are concealed within the elongated pocket.

The open edge of the pocket shown in Fig. '7 is then closed by a line of stitching 36 shown in Fig. 8. If desired, the edges of the pocket are preliminarily turned inwardly for a slight distance before stitching at the line 36. In such case the condition of the stitched edge is that shown at the bottom of Fig. 3.

The closed pocket shown in Fig. 8 is then changed to an open pocket of half length but comprising two layers of material, by pushing the stitched edge 36 inwardly between the upper and lower sides of the pocket. The resulting open pocket is shown in Fig. 9, and it will be understood that the exposed top edges 38 are simply folds of the material and are devoid of stitching. The same applies to the exposed bottom edge 40 of the pocket. The side edges 42 are seamed, but the stitching is not exposed, it having been turned inwardly by the transition step illustrated by the change from Fig. 6 to Fig. '7. The stitched seam 36 is of course located inside the pocket and at the bottom thereof, as is best shown in Fig. 3.

The cover is now complete except for the provision of the necessary buttonholes 44. These buttonholes are so dimensioned and located as to mate with the buttons 20. The buttonholes are cut through both thicknesses of material, and the edges thereof are finished by appropriate buttonhole stitching which is passed through the two thicknesses of material.

It will be understood that to assemble the foundation bag and cover, it is merely necessary to slide the foundation bag into the cover and to then slip the buttonholes 44 around and over the buttons 20. the cover and foundation bag in assembled relalation.

The handles H may be made in a variety of ways. In the present case, the handles are made of tubular woven fabric. The ends of the handles are turned back on themselves, as is indicated at 45, and are secured by a winding of silk or other appropriate cord 48. A part of the cord 48 is brought out from Within the winding and extends downwardly to form loops 50, which are dimensioned to be received over the buttons 20. The handles are thus detachably related to the handbag and may be removed if it is desired to use the handbag without handles. They are also readily removed preliminarily to removing the cover when using the foundation bag alone. The buttons 20 thus function to hold either the cover or the handles or both.

The finished bag is attractive in appearance not only because of its configuration, but also because of the color contrast readily made pos- The buttons thus function to hold,

sible. For example, the foundation bag may be made red or blue, and the cover made white. The buttons may be made white, and may resemblelarge pearls The handles may also be made white, particularly it. made of washable material. With such a color combination, the bag is attractive in appearance even when used without the cover because of the contrast of the white buttons'and handles with the colored bag.

It is believed that the mode of constructing and using, as well as the many advantages of my improved ladies handbag will be apparent from the foregoing detailed description thereof. It will also be apparent that while I have shown and described my invention in a preferred form, many changes and. modifications may be made in the structure disclosed without departing from the spirit of the invention defined in the following claims.

I claim:

l. A ladies handbag comprising a foundation bag, a removable cover having only a single main pocket dimensioned to receive the foundation bag, said foundation bag having a plurality of relatively large ornamental buttons on the outer sides thereof, and said cover having buttonholes so located as to be received over said buttons when the cover is placed over the foundation bag, and handles for said handbag, said handles having loops dimensioned to be received over the aforesaid buttons outside of the cover.

so located as to be received over said buttons when the cover is placed over the foundation bag, and handles for said handbag, said handles having loops dimensioned to be received over the aforesaid buttons.

3. A ladies handbag comprising a foundation bag having relatively stiilsides, a slide fastener for closing the top of said foundation bag, a removable cover made of washable material and having onlya single main pocket dimensioned to receive the foundation bag, the foundation bag and the cover both being fiapless, said foundation bag having a plurality of relatively large ornamental buttons on the outer sides thereof, and said cover having buttonholes so located as to be received over said buttons when the cover is placed over the foundation bag, and handles for said handbag, said handles having loops dimensioned to be received over the aforesaid buttons outside of the cover.

4. A cover for a ladies handbag, said cover comprising a double thickness of material and being made of a single piece of material but having no exposed stitching, the outer part of said cover being folded at the bottom edge, the inner part of said cover being stitched at the bottom edge, said cover being folded at the top edges, whereby the inner part of said cover forms a direct integral continuation of the outer part ofsingle-pocket cover for a ladies handbag, the

method which includes taking a piece of material having a width approximately equal to the width of the cover and a length approximately equal to four times the height of the cover, folding said pieceof material in half and stitching the side edges to form a pocket having a length approximately twice the height of the handbag,invertin the resulting pocket, stitching the open edge of the pocket, then pushing the stitched edge within the pocket to form a double-thickness pocket,

with the stitched edge inside. the pocket at thebottom thereof, and finally cutting and stitching buttonholes through both thicknesses of the sides of the pocket.

6. A ladies handbag comprising a foundation bag having relatively stifl sides, a removable cover made of washable material and having only a single main pocket dimensioned to receive the foundation bag, the foundation bag and the cover both being flapless, said foundation bag having a plurality of relatively large ornamental buttons on the outer sides thereof, and said cover having buttonholes so located as to be received over said buttons when the cover is placed over the foundation bag, the stiffened sides of said foundation bag projecting upwardly above the open top of the cover, said foundation bag being made of a color contrasting with the cover, said buttons being fully exposed at the outside of the cover and constituting a main ornamental feature of the complete handbag, and handles for said handbag, said handles having loops dimensioned to be received over the aforesaid buttons outside of the cover.

7. A ladies handbag comprising a foundation bag having relatively stiff sides, a slide fastener for closing the top of said foundation bag, a removable cover made of washable material and having only a single main pocket dimensioned to receive the foundation bag, the foundation bag and the cover both being fiapless, said foundation bag having a plurality of relatively large ornamental buttons on the outer sides thereof, and said cover having buttonholes so located as to be received over said buttons when the cover is placed over the foundation bag, the stiffened sides of said foundation bag projecting upwardly above the slide fastener and out of the open top of the cover, the upwardly projecting sides thereof being given an ornamental contour, said buttons being fully exposed at the outside of the cover and constituting a main ornamental feature of the complete handbag, and handles for said handbag, said handles having loops dimensioned to be received over the aforesaid buttons outside of the cover.

' JAMES E. GOLDBERG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/105, 150/107, 383/13
International ClassificationA45C3/00, A45C3/08
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/08, A45C13/26
European ClassificationA45C3/08