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Publication numberUS2131583 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1938
Filing dateJun 18, 1937
Priority dateJun 18, 1937
Publication numberUS 2131583 A, US 2131583A, US-A-2131583, US2131583 A, US2131583A
InventorsCrotty James J, Leon Roth
Original AssigneeCrotty James J, Leon Roth
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Individual compartment construction for luggage
US 2131583 A
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INDIVIDUAL COMPARTMENT CONSTRUCTICSNFOR LUGGAGE Filed June 18, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS 2 J C BY 'o r: Fo

Sept. 27, 1938. .1. J. CROTTY ET AL 7 2,131,533

INDIVIDUAL COMPARTMENT CONSTRUCTION FOR LUGGAGE Filed June 18, 19 37 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 VIIIIIII;

lNVENTORS Jirrzexa J. r071} BY 8 ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 27, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 7 INDIVIDUAL COlVIPARTMENT CONSTRUC- TION FOR LUGGAGE 3 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in an individual compartment construction for luggage.

The invention has for an object the construction of a luggage carrying device which is characterized by an interior wall portion having transverse wall portions mounted on the edges thereof at right angles thereto and extending in opposite directions, and cover members mounted on the edges of said latter walls for closing the luggage carrying device.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of certain brackets and clothes support members associated with the brackets for holdcarrying device.

Still further the invention proposes to provide a pair of J-shaped brackets or similar brackets mounted by one of their arms on opposite sides of said transverse wall portions, and formed with slots extended inwards from the tops of the free arms and adapted to support a cradle for holding hangers for clothes and the like and associated with a frame pivotally mounted on opposite sides and having an outer transverse bar for supporting clothes, and an inner transverse bar for abutting said cradle in one position and holding same on said brackets.

Still further the invention proposes the provision of several types of hangers for suits of clothes and an arrangement by which these hangers may be associated with the support cradle and frame mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Another one of the objects of this invention resides in the provision of a flexible partition adapted to be extended over clothing held upon said support cradle and frame in a manner so as to securely hold the clothing.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:-

Fig. l is a perspective view of a luggage carrying device constructed according to this invention and shown in the closed position.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view with the front side of the luggage device open,

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view similar to Fig. 2 but illustrating the parts in a slightly different position.

ing suits or similar articles within the luggage Fig. 4 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 55 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a perspective View of the luggage carrying device seen from the back with the back side open.

Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 3 but illustrating another form of the clothes support device.

Figs. 8 and 9 are additional views each similar to Fig. 3 but illustrating different support devices.

The luggage carrying device, according to this invention, comprises an interior wall portion l0 having a transverse wall portion II mounted on the edges thereof at right angles thereto and extending in opposite directions to form a front compartment I2 and a rear compartment l3. A front cover i4 is hingedly connected to one side of the wall portion H for closing the front compartment. A rear cover I5 is hingedly connected on the wall portion l I for closing the rear compartment l3. A fastening element is provided for holding each of the covers closed. There is a slide control hook fastening device I! controlled by two slides I! and N which have a normal closed position at the top of the luggage carrying device and which may be moved from the top down the sides to open the front cover. The rear cover is provided with a similar hook fastening device I8 controlled by similar slides i8 and I8 0 Fig. 2 shows the front cover in its open position, while Fig, 6 shows the rear cover in its open position. It should be noted that the control slides have been moved down in each case to the bottom ends of the side walls of the luggage carrier. At the top, the luggage carrier is provided with a handle 20 by-which it may be easily carried.

Within the frontcompartment l2 there is a novel device for supporting clothing, particularly suits, trousers and the like. This device comprises a pair of J-shaped brackets 21 and 21' mounted on one of their arms on opposite sides of the transverse wall portions H and formed with slots 22 (see Figs. 4 and 5) extended inwards from the tops of the free arms. A support cradle for hangers for clothes comprises, essentially, a frame 23 with projecting side fingers 24. These side fingers are adapted to engage in the slots 22. a strip of material having its ends 23 bent upwards at right angles thereto.

The fingers 24 are attached upon the ends 23 The support cradle comprising the frame 23 and the fingers 24, may be disengaged from the brack- The frame 23 comprises ets 2! and Zl merely by lifting it upwards. A pair of spaced headed telescopic support elements 25 are mounted upon the strip 23 and extend upwards and are adapted to receive a hanger element 26. This hanger element comprises a strip of stiff material 26 provided with hooks 26 at the ends, which hooks are adapted to engage the elements 25. A frame 21 is associated with the support cradle and comprises a pair of side arms '2? having out-turned inner ends 21 Which are pivotally mounted at their extremities to the side walls of the transverse wall portion H. These offset ends 21 permit the frame 21 to be pivoted upwards, as partially shown in Fig. 3, until it assumes a vertical position within the compartment 12. The dot and dash lines 21' in Fig. 4 indicate the vertical position of the frame 21.

The frame 21 is also provided with pivotal extension pieces 2! at its extremities between which a support rod 21 is mounted. Also, a transverse bar 2'5 is mounted between the side arms 2'! of the frame 21. This bar 2'! is adapted to engage and slide over rounded corners 23 at the upper extremities of the ends 23 and come to rest within slots 23 formed in the upper ends of the end portions 23 In the raised position of the frame 21 the bar 2'! engages the slots or grooves 23 and maintains the raised position of the frame 21.

The manner of mounting clothes upon the holder is as follows: If the clothing is a pair of trousers or a skirt or similar article, an end portion thereof is first wound about the hanger 26 and then another portion thereof extended over the bar 21 so that the cloth is taut. The frame 21 is raised into a position in which it is disposed within the compartment l2. The clothes are now being supported so that they will not crease unduly.

To further insure the proper supporting of the clothes there is a flexible sheet of material 39 which has its lower edge secured within the compartment l2 and which is free to extend over the frame 27. This flexible sheet 36 is provided with tabs 3i which have snap fasteners mounted thereon cooperative with the snap fastener elements 3| mounted on the inner wall portion II) to hold the flexible sheet 30 over the clothes which are being supported.

The rear compartment I 3 is provided with a plurality of ruffled cloth holding members 33 and 34 which are mounted on the wall In and which are adapted to receive shoes or similar articles. The rear cover I is also provided with suitable pocket members 33 and 34.

The dot and dash lines in Fig. 5 indicate the manner in which the members 25 may be extended. This is merely for convenience in engaging and removing the hanger 26 therefrom. When extended it is not so close to the wall portion H and consequently more convenient.

In Fig. '7 the conventional type of hanger 35 for supporting a suit of clothes is shown mounted by its hook portion 35 through one of a plu rality of openings 26 formed in the hanger bar 26'. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the preferred form and similar parts may be identified by corresponding reference numerals.

In Fig. 8 another embodiment of the invention has been disclosed in which a plurality of hangers 2B are illustrated substituted for the hanger 26. Each of these hangers 26 comprise a strip of rigid material to which a chain 36 is attached. By these chains the hangers 26 may be hung upon fastening elements. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the previous form and similar parts may be identified by corresponding reference numerals.

In Fig. 9 still another embodiment has been disclosed which is also substantially identical to the previous form except for the construction of the hanger element. According to this form the hanger element 26" comprises a strip portion of material 26 from which a pair of shoulder portions 26 project. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the previous form and similar parts may be identified by corresponding reference numerals.

In place of slide control fasteners I1 and i8 any other type of fasteners may be used for releasably securing the cover members i4 and IE tothe wall portion. ll.

While we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of our invention, it is to be understood that we do not limit ourselves to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. In a device of the class described, a body having opposite transverse wall portions, a pair of J-shaped brackets mounted by one of their arms on said transverse wall portions and formed with slots extended inwards from the tops of the free arms, a support cradle for clothing hangers and having fingers engaging said slots, a frame pivotally mounted on said opposite sides and having an outer transverse bar for supporting clothes and an inner transverse bar for abutting said cradle in one position and holding same on said brackets.

2. In a device of the class described, a body having opposite transverse wall portions, a pair of J-shaped brackets mounted by one of their arms on said transverse wall portions and formed with slots extended inwards from the tops of the free arms, a support cradle for clothing hangers and having fingers engaging said slots, a frame pivotally mounted on said opposite sides and having an outer transverse bar for supporting clothes and an inner transverse bar for abutting said cradle in one position and holding same on said brackets, said support cradle having end portions with slots adapted to be engaged by said inner transverse bar for maintaining the relative position of the frame.

3. In a device of the class described, a body having opposite transverse wall portions, a pair of J-shaped brackets'mounted by one of their arms on said transverse wall portions and formed with slots extended inwards from the tops of the free arms, a support cradle for clothing hangers and having fingers engaging said slots,

a frame pivotally mounted on said op osite sides and having an outer transverse bar for supporting clothes and an inner transverse bar for abutting said cradle in one position and holding same on said brackets, said support cradle having end portions with slots adapted to be engaged by said inner transverse, bar for maintaining the relative position of the frame and curved to permit the inner transverse bar to readily reach said lattermentioned slots.

JAMES J. CROTTY. LEON ROTH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/99, 190/111
International ClassificationA45C13/03, A45C13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/03
European ClassificationA45C13/03