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Publication numberUS2298786 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1942
Filing dateJan 29, 1940
Priority dateJan 29, 1940
Publication numberUS 2298786 A, US 2298786A, US-A-2298786, US2298786 A, US2298786A
InventorsHarry Dubofsky, Joseph Alhadef
Original AssigneeHarry Dubofsky, Joseph Alhadef
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reinforcing seam for overnight, bathing, and other bags
US 2298786 A
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Octgl3, 1942. H. DUBOFSKY ET AL 2,293,786

BEINFORCING $55M FOR OVERNIGHT, BATHING, AND OTHER BAGS Fi led Jan. 29, 1940 v INVENTORS Harry DaafJky Jase viz Alkad f ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 13, 1942 REINFORCING SEAM FORJ OVERNIGHT, BATHIING, AND OTHER BAGS Harry Dubofsky, Brooklyn, and Joseph Alhadef,

Rockaway Beach, N. Y.

Application January 29, 1940, Serial No. 316,124

Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a reinforced seam for overnight bathing and other bags.

More specifically, the invention proposes the construction of a bag characterized by a flexible sheet of relatively soft material forming one wall thereof and a second sheet of flexible soft material forming a second wall of said sheet, and a novel type of seam for connecting together the adjacent edges of these sheets.

Still further it is proposed to characterize the seam by turning the edges of the sheets inwards and mounting a welt between these inturned edges and to secure the edges together by means of a line of stitches in such a manner that the welt will be disposed therebetween.

Still further it is proposed to provide a flexible tubular casing mounted on one of the edges and through which a stiff flexible wire has been extended in a manner to add rigidity tocthe bag and to provide a pair of bound stiiT flexible strips for connecting and reinforcing the said flexible wires and the bag.

Still further the invention proposes that the; flexible tubular casing enclosing the flexible wire have side edge flanges adapted to be folded to engage into the junction of the sheet to which it is attached and its inturned edge in a manner to more definitely define the outline of the bag.

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

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. l is a perspective view of an overnight, bathing or the like bag constructed in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view of thebag taken between the side walls thereof.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a sectional the bag. i

Fig. 5 is a sectional view of the side wall of the bag.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged sectional view on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 7 is a View similar to Fig. 3 but illustrating a modification of the invention.

- Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. '7 illustrating an adjusted position of the tubular casing.

Fig. 9 is a sectional view taken on the line 9-9 of Fig. 7.

Fig. 10 is a sectional view taken on the line |o--l0 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 11 is a sectional view taken on the line ll-ll of Fig. 10.

view of the top wall of The reinforced seam for'overnight, bathing and other bags, according to this invention, is to be applied to a bag having a flexible sheet of relatively soft material In forming a wall of the bag and having an inturned edge It. This sheet of material In preferably forms the top, end .and bottom walls of the bag. A second sheet of flexible relatively soft material H is arranged at an angle relative to the sheet l0 and has an inturned edge Il This sheet of relatively soft material ll forms the side wall of the bag. The inturned edges l 6* and H preferably extend parallel to each other.

A welt I2 is disposed between the inturned edges and is mounted on one of these edges. This welt I2 preferably comprises a tubular casing I2 having edges extending between the edges HI and Il The welt l2 further includes a piece of cord or string 12 extended through the tubular casing [2 This tubular casing I2 is securely .attached, preferably to the inturned edge ll by means of a line of stitches l3 as shown in Fig. 5.

A flexible tubular casing M is secured to the other of the edges. This tubular casing I4 is preferably constructed of soft material and has projecting edges M which are preferably attached to the inturned edge H] by means of a line of stitches i5 as shown in Fig. 4. A stiff flexible wire it extends through the tubular casing I4 and is provided for adding rigidity to the bag to cause the bag to maintain its shape under the Weight of articles placed therein.

Connecting strips l2 are provided for reinforcing each end It of the bag, and to keep welts l2 in fully spaced condition. Each strip I 2' consists of a stiff flexible strip It and is surrounded by a tubular leather or like casing Ili A leather or like binding l 6 is stitched over the open edge of the tubular casing.

The connecting strips II are adjacent to but are free from the end ll) of the bag, and are connected to the edges H by a line of stitches I! (see Figs. 3 and 10) which is provided for securing the edges [0 and ll together with the welt 12 disposed therebetween. These stiches I! pass through the edges H1 51 l and the casing I2 of the welt [2. As noted in Fig. 3, the stitches l1 pass through the casing 12 of the welt I2 between the stitches l3 and the cord or thread I2 The sheet of material I 0 across the top portion is provided with an opening lo closed by means of a conventional slide fastener l8. The bag is further provided with a pair of handles attached to the sheets of material ll, forming the side walls, for permitting the bag to be conveniently carried.

These handles are also formed in a novel manner and comprise a strip of soft flexible material 20 having the edges 2!) doubled upon itself and secured to the intermediate portion thereof by lines of stitches 2|. This construction forms a pair of passages 20 at the sides of the flexible material 20 through which stiii flexible wires 22 are extended for imparting rigidity to these handles to cause them to maintain their looped shape, as shown in Fig. 2, under the weight of articles placed within the bag.

A strip of leather 23 extends over the contacting edges 20* of the sheet of flexible material 20 and is secured thereto by means of stitches 23 for concealing these edges from View and for adding to the decorative effect thereof. The ends of the flexible. material 20 are secured in position between the sheets of material forming the side walls and member 24 which are extended thereover as shown in Fig. 1.

According to the modification of the invention shown in Figs. 7 to 9 inclusive, the construction of the seam is similar to that previously described except that the tubular casing M has wide projecting edge flanges I l which are secured to the inturned edge Ill by means of a line of stitches l5. These projecting edge flanges W are formed with second line of stitches l5, immediately adjacent the stiff wire I6 for holding the wire in position adjacent the free edge of the flanges. These flanges may project into the bag as shown in Fig. 7 or the flanges may be bent to the position illustrated in Fig. 8 to cause the wire [6 to engage the junction of the sheet of material l0 and its inturned edge Hi for the purpose of more definitely defining the outline of the bag.

A means is provided for holding the flanges M in this turned over position and comprises snap fastener elements 25 attached to the face of the flange l and which are adapted to be engaged with complementary snap fastener elements 26 mounted upon the adjacent face of the inturned edges Hi In other respects this form of the invention is similar to th previous form and like parts are identified by like reference numerals.

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 claims.

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

1. A reinforced seam for bags, comprising a flexible sheet of relatively soft material forming a wall for the bag and having an inturned edge, another flexible sheet of relatively soft material at an angle to said sheet and forming another wall of said bag and having an inturned edge, a welt disposed between said inturned edges and mounted on one of said edges, stitches securing said edges and welt together, a flexible tubular casing of soft material mounted on the other of said edges, and a stiff flexibl wire extending through said casing, said flexible tubular casing having wide edge flanges the ends of which are secured to its respectively inturned edge and being foldable to cause said flexible wire to be disposed at the junction of said sheet of material and its respective inturned edge to which said tubular casing is attached, and means for maintaining said tubular casing in this folded condition.

2. A reinforced seam for bags, comprising a flexible sheet of relatively soft material forming a wall for the bag and having an inturned edge, another flexible sheet of relatively soft material at an angle to said sheet and forming another wall of said bag and having an inturned edge, a welt disposed between said inturned edges and mounted on one of said edges, stitches securing said edges and welt together, a flexible tubular casing of soft material mounted on the other of said edges, and a stiff flexible wire extending through said casing, said flexible tubular casing having wide edge flanges the ends of which are secured to its respectively inturned edge and being foldable to cause said flexible wire to be disposed at the junction of said sheet of material and its respective inturned edge to which said tubular casing is attached, and means for maintaining said tubular casing in this folded condition, said means comprising snap fastener elements located between the adjacent faces of said edge flanges and the respective inturned edge to which said casing is attached.

3. In a bag having flexible walls extended at right angles to each other with adjacent edges turned in and secured together with a welt disposed between the adjacent faces thereof, a tubular casing of flexible material, said tubula casing comprising a tube portion and a web portion, said web portion being formed of two strips of material respectively extending from said tube portion, said strips being secured together in face engagement with one another and being mounted on the inside face of one of said inturned edges, and a still wire extending through said tube portion for reinforcing said welt to stiffen and shape said bag.

4;. In a bag having flexible walls extended at right angles to each other with adjacent edges turned in and secured together with a welt disposed between the adjacent faces thereof, a tubular casing of flexible material, said tubular casing including a tube portion and a web portion, said web portion being mounted on the inside face of one of said inturned edges, and a stiff wire extending through said tube portion for reinforcing said welt to stiffen and shape said bag, said tube portion normally extending freely into said bag, and means for holding said tube portion in a folded position in which said stiff wire will be disposed in the junction of one of said inturned edges and its respective wall.

5. In a bag having flexible walls extended at right angles to each other with adjacent edges turned in and secured together with a welt disposed between the adjacent facesthereof, a tubular casing of flexible material, said tubular casing comprising a tube portion and a web portion, said web portion being mounted on the inside face of one of said inturned edges, and a stiff wire extending through said tube portion for reinforcing said, welt to stiffen and shape said bag, said tube portion normally extending freely into said bag, and means for holding said tube portion in a folded position in which said stiff wire will be disposed in the junction of one of said inturned edges and its respective wall, comprising cooperative snap fastener elements mounted on said web portion and one of said inturned edges and engageable with each other for holding said tube portion folded over.

HARRY DUBOFSKY. JOSEPH ALHADEF.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification190/126, 383/20
International ClassificationA45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/00
European ClassificationA45C3/00