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Oct. 20, 1942. A. ZOLKIND 2,299,673
COMBINED TRAVELING AND CORRESPONDENCE CASE Filed June 26, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR rant ATTORN EY Oct. 20,, 1942. A. ZOLKIND 2,299,673
COMBINED TRAVELING AND CORRESPONDENCE CASE Filed June 26, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 d0 az 2085 45 INVENTOR (13mm Mid ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 20, 1942 T OFFICE,
COMBINED TRAVELING AND CORRESPONDENCE CASE Abram Zolkind, Brookly Nathan Flomenhait, Ab
a partnership doing hattan Novelty Company,
Application June 26, 1941, Serial No.
My invention relates to a traveling case, and
more particularly to a combined traveling case and correspondence folder.
- Ordinarily traveling cases consist of rather small furnish a writing desk.
Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to arrange a traveling case writing materials conveniently arranged.
correspondence section is open, showing the manner in which the traveling case may be utilized as a desk.
n, N. Y., assignor to ram Zolkind, and Irving business as Mam New York, N. Y.
Figure 4 is across-sectional view taken on line 55 H of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 5 is another cross-sectional view taken on line 55 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Referring now to correspondence l2 integrate-d therewith.
The traveling case section II, as will be seen more particularly in Figures 1 and 3, comprises a containerhaving a back wall 13, side walls I4, a lid or cover [5, and a the traveling case section II.
The slide closure elements 20 are preferably continuous along the three sides of the side walls I, in order to permit a complete closure or opening of the dressing case section II of the combined unit.
The lid l5 may have various bands, pockets or holders 2|, 22, 23, and 24 for the purpose of positioning such articles as bottles, brushes, boxes and the like. The base I6 may have a band 25 for the purpose of positioning a comb 26 or other similar members. The inside of the have pockets for the puror holders for various toilet articles.
The correspondence folder section l2 of the 40 of the correspondence folder section 12. The cover 4| of the correspondence folder section is integrally connected at the flex line 42 to the bottom wall section iii of the traveling case section H, thus making the cover 4|, the bottom wall l6, and the lid IS a single integral piece.
The back wall 40 of the correspondence section I? has a rather short continuous side wall 43 these slide closure elements 45 pockets may take.
' of I6 is sufiiciently around three sides thereof, as may more readily be seen in Figure 1, formed by the tape of the slide closure element 45. The slide closure element 45 coacts with the corresponding slide closure element 45 on the cover 4|. Since each of is continuous around the three sides of the back wall 40 and of the cover 4| respectively, then closing this slide will serve to close the container in the manner shown in Figure 2. I
The inside of the cover 4| of the corresponding section may be provided with corner members 46, 46, which may serve to engage the corners of a blotter 41 for the purpose of positioning the ame.
A band 48 may be secured to the face of the cover 4| adjacent the flex line'42 for the purpose of mounting a pen 49 therein in the manner shown. Obviously, any suitable number of such bands 48 may be utilized for the purpose of positioning the various articles similar to the pen.
Various pocket compartments, envelopes or containers may be provided, either in portions of the cover 4| or secured to the back wall 40 of the correspondence folder section Hi. In Figures 3 and I have shown one form which the Thus a piece of fabric, paper, cloth, leather or other similar material 50 may be secured across the back wall 40 forming the pocket 5| which may be utilized to contain memorandum sheets, envelopes, notes, correspondence.
A pair of pockets 52 and 53 may be formed by another piece of fabric or other similar material 54 secured to the piece of fabric 50 and may be suitably divided, as for instance by the stitching 55, to form a plurality of pockets. In this manner, when the correspondence folder section only of the traveling case is open, in the manner shown in Figure 3, then a writing desk is formed which may be .placed in the lap of the traveler or upon any table or other suitable support,
The traveling case section of the entire case normally has suificient weight and the base therewide to ensure that the traveling case section II will stand erect and not fall over when it is placed on a support when opened in the position shown in Figure 3. Consequently, the lid or cover 4| forms a writing surface while the back portion 40, which is supported by the traveling case section N, forms a compartmented or pigeonholed type of desk back containing the necessary materials.
While I have here described my invention in general terms illustrating one method by which a writing desk and correspondence folder may be integrated with a traveling case, in actual commercial use the container or case may take many forms.
In the figures I have illustrated one commercially successful and easily manufactured form of combined traveling case and correspondence folder-Writing desk.
As will be seen more specifically from Figure 3, the lid 4|, the base l6, and the lid |5 are formed from a single continuous integral piece of material 60. The continuous material may be faced in any suitable manner by leather, leatherette, or other decorative fabric 5|, the said fabric extending continuously over the outer surface of the layer 60 and being bound thereto by a continuous covering or reinforcing edge binding tape 62 which is secured to the base 60 by the stitching 63.
As will be seen from Figure 2, the edge binding tape 62 is continuous around the three sides of each of the lids l5 and 4| and may, if desired, be continuous along the edges of the base I6. In order, however, to rigidity the base so that it will form a proper stand as a writing desk and so that it will also prevent undue collapse of the combined traveling case and correspondence foldor when the same is packed, I prefer to provide a metal edge reinforcement 65, 65 at each of the edges of the base Hi. The reinforcement 65 also serves to protect the ends-of the base I6 and prevent a loosening of the tape thereat. This is particularly effective and useful since it isdiflicult to stitch the tape 62 dOWn along these ends and the reinforcement obviates the necessity for such stitching.
Thus, as seen in Figures 2 and 4, the base l6 having the leatherette or fabric decorative surface (H is edge bound at 62 but, in addition, has a metal binding 65 clinched thereover and secured thereto in any suitable manner.
A portion of the slide fastener element 45 which is secured to the cover 4| is mounted on a tape 10 which, as may also be seen in Figure 3, is also positioned along'the edges of the lid by means of the edge binding or tape 62. Correspondingly, the portions of the slide fastener element 20 which is secured to the lid I5 is mounted on a tape II which also is secured to the lid l5 by the edge binding 62,
The side wall M of the traveling case section II is secured to the bottom wall IS in the manner shown in sets or reinforcing member I3 which are stitched to the side Walls l4 and to the bottom wall IS. Any other suitable reinforcing members may be used.
The reinforcing member 13 may also extend, if desired, onto a portion of the base of the lid |5 on the side of the flex line I! nearest the bottom wall l6.
The back wall |3-4|J of each of the case elements of the traveling case is preferably. a stiff member of fibrous material which is secured to r the side walls l4 around the three sides thereof I by means of a tape which preferably is integral with the side wall l4 and which is folded around the free edges of the back wall |3-4|J in the manner shown in Figure 3 and secured thereto by stitching.
Reinforcing strips 8|, 82 may also be secured in any suitable manner, for instance by stitching, to the bottom of the back wall |340 and bent over and secured in any suitable manner to the base or bottom wall H3 in order to complete the securement of the back wall in the casing.
The side wall l4 carries secured thereto the tape 85 which carries one of the elements of the slide fastener- 20 which coacts with the other element of the slide fatsener 20 on the lid |5 in order to close the casing.
As is seen also in Figure 3 the various bands 2|, 22,23, 24 and 25 may be secured by stitching to the main base or body of the material 60. The small side wall 43 which carries the slide fastener element 45 for the correspondence section l2 of the casing is also secured to the back wall 40 by means of the tape 80 which serves to position the back wall 40 in appropriate relation to the remainder of the structure.
The interior of the dressing case section and the correspondence folder section may be finished with any suitable facing materials such as leather or leatherette which covers up the base material 60 and covers up any joints or seams which may Figure 4 by means of leather gusexist, as for instance BI and 82. v
The cover ll of the correspondence folder section carries secured thereto in any suitable manner a blotter carrier 90 to corner positioning elements andthe blotter 41 may be supported on the cardboard or other similar member 90 and positioned by the corner elements".
As may be seen from Figure 5, the pocket 30 may have many different forms and mayhave various compartments and it is securedand comat the reinforcing elements partmented by stitching to the back wall I3 of the dressing case section ,I I. The piece of fabric or other material 50 which forms the largestpocket 5| of the correspondence-folder section may be secured to the back wall 40 of the correspondence folder section by the same tapes or edge binding 80 which serves to position the back wall I3-40 in the casing.
Pockets 52 and 53 flexible sheet 54, one end of which is stitched at 93 to the fabric 5|], the opposite end of which being similarly stitched to the opposite side of the fabric 50; and in order tov form a plurality of pockets the center portion of the fabric 54 may be stitched at 55 to the fabric 50 of the first pocket.
Pockets 52 and 53-may be provided with a suit able surplus of creased material 95 and 96 in order to provide for suitable expansion .of the pocket in order to accommodate various quantities of material. Preferably, in the construction base'layer of the lid I and herein described, the of the lid as well as of the back portion |34'0 is of relatively stiff material which thus serves to define the casing and maintain the shape thereof. Likewise, the bottom portion I6 is of stiff material and is further reinforced by the metallic member 65 which serves further to rigidify the same.
As has been pointed out, particularly in connection with Figure 3, not only does my invention provide for the integration of a correspondence folder in a dressing case, but also provides for an arrangement of the elements in such a manner that a writing desk may be formed when the correspondence folder section is open and the dressing case section is closed.
The lid of the correspondence folder section then serves as the writing desk or surface and the back wall III of the correspondence folder section is supported by the remainder of the casing in such a manner as to form a type of pigeonholed or compartmented structure for suitably positioning any writing material which may be necessary. I
In view of the nature of the foregoing disclosure, however, many modifications of the vari-' which-is secured the may be formed from a single tion providing a flat 2. A traveling casehaving a dressing case secbottom wall and obvious to those skilled in the art. I prefer,
therefore, to be bound not by the. specific disclosures herein but I claim:
nly by the appended claims.
1. A traveling case having a dressingcase section and a correspondence folder section, each of said sections having a cover opening on opposite sides of the case and fastening means individual to each cover; each section having a common rigid back wall; and a common rigid bottom wall extending across the bottom sides of both sections, each section having a peripheral wall carrying the fastening means individual to said section, the ends of said peripheral walls being secured to said bottom wall, the edges of said peripheral walls being secured to said back wall, the coverof the correspondence folder section being connected to said bottom wall and opening downwardly into the plane of said bottom wall, the rigid back wallbeing supported by the dressing tion perpendicular to said bottom wall whensaid correspondence folder section is open, said bottom wall section forming a flat base for maintaining said rigidback wall erect while the cover of said correspondencefolder section is opened to horizontal position and metallic channel reinforcements secured over the edges of the ends of said bottom wall; compartments carried by saidback wall for writing materials andthe like; the inside of the cover of said horizontal writing surface.
tion and a correspondence folder section, each of said sections having a cover opening on opposite sides of the case and continuous slide fastening means individual to each cover; each section having a common rigid back wall; and a common rigid bottom wall extending across the bottom sides of both sections, each section having av peripheral wall carrying the continuous slide fastening means individual to said sectio'n,'the ends of said peripheral walls being secured't'o said bottom wall, the edges of said peripheral walls being secured to said back wall, the cover of the correspondence folder section being connected to said plane of said bottom wall, the rigid back wall being supported by the dressing case section in a position perpendicular to said bottom wall when said correspondence folder section is open, said bottom wall section forming a flat base for maintaining said rigid back wall erect while the cover of said correspondence folder section is opened v In the foregoing I have described but one preferred embodiment of my invention.
vforcements secured over the to horizontal position and metallic channel reinedges of the ends of said bottom wall; compartments carried by said back wall for writing materials and the like; the inside of the cover of said correspondence folder section providing a ABRAM ZOLKIND.
case section in a posicorrespondence folder sec-- opening downwardly into the flat horizontal writing surface.