US 2122025 A
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J. D. CRARY 1 2,122,025
CARRYING BAG June 28, 1938.
Filed Feb, 1, 193' may .;0. CTR/HEY INVENTOR,
20 A further object I Patented June 28, 1938 7 UNITED STATES CARRYING BAG Jay D. Crary,
Application February 1, 1937, Serial No. 123,451
This invention relates to improvements incarrying bags and more particularly to the handles thereof.
It is the=principal object ofmy invention to provide an inexpensive means which may be conveniently and permanently attached to a handle of a carrying bag and which will absorb the compressing and expanding forces otherwise applied to a hand of a user in carrying bags provided with a pair of flexible rope or cord handles.
In my co-pending application filed November 23, 1936, under Serial No. 112,375, I show and describe means for absorbing the expansion-forces of these rope handles but the same is lacking 16 in the provision of means to absorb compression forcesapplied to the hand of a user which are caused by the downward pull of a loaded bag on those portions of the handles Which lie within the users hand.
of the present invention is the provision of a comfortablehand-grip which may be produced by a simple punching operation at a minimum of expense, and which may be quickly and permanently secured to either handle of a carrying bag in the process of its manufacture.
These and other objects will appear as my invention is more fully hereinafter described in the following specification, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and finally pointed out in the 3o appended claims.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a loaded carrying bag showing my new and improved handgrip operatively attached thereto.
hand-grip showing one means of attaching the hand-grip to either handle of the carrying bag. Figure 3 is a top plan view. of the hand-grip. Figure 4 is a top plan view of a'modified form of hand-grip.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing:
Reference numeral I indicates a carrying bag of the type now generally used in stores, markets handles 2 anchored to the walls of the bag by any suitable means such, for instance, as the 50 staples 3.
My new and improved hand-grip consists of a main body member, generally indicated at 4, p and shaped into channel section as shown. All the edges of the hand-grip are turned back on 55 themselves, as at 5, to present smooth surfaces into which the hand of a user comes in contact. Moreover, the turned edges also strengthen the entire hand-grip and particularly the corners thereof where the greatest compression loads of 00 the handles 2 are applied. Such reinforcement,
Figure 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the and the like. To the upper edges of opposite sides of the bag are secured the usual rope or cord as afforded by the turned edges, is also deemed necessary inasmuch as the hand-grips are made from verylight-weight material, and such reinforcement preserves the shape of the hand-grip under all load conditions.
For attaching the hand-grip to either cord handle of the bag I provide a tongue 6 punched out as an integral part of the bottom wall of the hand-grip.
As previously pointed out it is desirable that the hand-grips be made of the lightest possible material consistent with the strength required, and as a substitute for metal I may use flber, compressed paper or any other light-weight material of like nature. When this type of material is used I prefer to construct the hand-grip as shown in the modified form in Figure 4 wherein the ends of the hand-grip l are embraced by metal strips 8 which cover the entire end surfaces of the hand-grip. 'I'he metal strips may be securely compressed on the hand-grip or they may be secured in place by threading either handle 2 through apertures 9 and I0 extending through the metal strips and the hand-grip.
While I have shown a particular form of embodiment of my invention, I am aware that many minor changes therein will readily suggest themselves to others skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention. Having thus described the invention what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent,
1. A han -grip for carrying bags comprising a body member of sheet material folded over on itself around all of its edges, and means formed integral with the body member for attaching the same to a flexible handle of a carrying bag.
2. In a carrying bag having a pair of flexible handles, the combination of a hand-grip formed of sheet material and reinforced around its edges, an integral tongue formed in the body member for attaching the same to either flexible handle of the carrying bag.
3. A hand-grip for receiving both flexible handles of a carrying bag, said hand-grip being U- shaped and formed of sheet material, the ends of said hand-grip being reinforced for strengthening the corners thereof, and means formed in the ends of the hand-grip for securing the same to either flexible handle of the carrying bag.
4. A hand-grip for receiving both flexible han-- dles of a carrying bag, said hand-grip being i U-shaped and formed of sheet material, the ends of said hand-grip being reinforced for strengthening the corners thereof, and means formed in the hand-grip for securing the same to either flexible handle of the carrying bag.
JAY D. CRARY.