US 2320415 A
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June l, 1943. M. DALLOZ BAG FOR CLOTHESPINS AND GARMENT HANGERS Filed Dec. 16, 1941 INVENTOR. L L 0 Z I /4 fr0/Wwf y A 0 M l W M M Patented June 1, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BAG FOR CLOTHESPINS AND GARMENT HANGERS Magdalen Dalloz, Jacksonville, Fla. Application December 16, 1941', seria1N0.423,250
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This invention relates to an improved bag for holding garment hangers and clothespins, it being one object of the invention to provide a bag which is of such construction that garment hangers and clothespins may be stored in pockets of the bag, where they will be shielded from dust and other dirt and thus prevented from becoming soiled when not in use.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bag wherein a bracing bar for the open upper end of the hanger-receiving pockets is mounted in a sheath extending across the pocket, the bar being inserted through an opening at one end of -the sheath and the open end of the sheath being so formed that accidental displacement of the bar will be prevented. Another object of the invention is to provide a bag of this character wherein the open ends of the pockets are normally closed and hangers and clothespins retained in the pockets against accidental loss and also prevented from being soiled.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bag of this character formed of fabric so cut that the bag is of simple construction and consisting of blanks so cut and assembled that marginal edges of certain .of the elements or blanks form decorations for the bag.
Another object of the inventionis to provide a bag which is strong and durable, of light weight, andeasy to carry. A .-In the accompanying drawing:
Fig. l is a View showing the bag in front elevation with portions in section. I Fig. 2 is a sectional `view taken vertically through the bag on the lline 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view on the line 3-3'of Fig. l. y
Fig.r 4 is a fragmentary sectional view on the line 4 5 of.Fig. l.`
This improved bag isintended to hold garment hangers, clothespins, as well as buttons, buckles, or the like; which aref removed from dresses which are cleaned or laundered and hung from a clothesline. The bag is formed from denim or other suitable fabric and has a rear wall I` and a front wall 2, in front of which is disposed a frontl panel 3, the walls I and 2 cooperating with each other to form a pocket 4 to receive clothes hangers and the front wall 2 and the forward panel cooperating with each other to form a front pocket 5. These pockets are open along their upper ends, as shown in Fig. 2, and by reference to this figure, it will be seen that the forward pocket is of less depth than the rear pocket and has its upper end terminating an appre- V55 `ciable distance below the upper end ofthe rear pocket. Side edges of the blanks of fabric from which the walls and the panel are formed are sewed together by stitching 6, as are also their lower edges, and it should be noted that these edge Aportions of the blanks are first sewed to each other and the bag then turned to disposed `seams formed by the stitching inwardly of the bag and provide the bag with neat appearing edges and-rounded lower corners. The upper portion of the rear wall I extends upwardly from the upper edge of the front wall 2 and forms a flap 'I for shielding and closing the upper end of the rear pocketll. The blanks for the walls and panel are so cut from the fabric that they have selvages along their upper ends and, since the selvageedges of the material are of a color contrasting with the color of the remainder of the fabric, bordering stripes 8, 9 and I0 are provided along their exposed edges to serve as decorations for the bag.
A strip II extends across the upper end of the front panel and is sewed along its upper and lower edges to this panel by stitching I2. The upper edge portion of the strip is turned under and sewed to the panel substantially even with the lower edge of the decorating strips I0 and the lower edge of this strip is Aa selvage edge to provide a smooth lower edge for the strip and also provide the strip with a decorating stripe I3 which cooperates with the stripe I0 to produce the effect of a strip having stripes I0 and I3 of a distinctive color along its upper and lower edges. This imparts a very attractive appearance to the bag. A strip I4 of elastic or elastic fabric extends through the transverse pocket formed by the strip II and, while stretched, has its ends sewed into seams formed by the stitching 6 so that as it contracts it will impartgathers tothe upper edge portion of the panel `and cause the forward pocket 5 to have a constricted open upper end which is normally held closed by contact of the upper end of the panel with the outer surface of the wall 2. When, however, clothespins are to be removed from the pocket 5, a hand may be easily thrust downwardly into the pocket and one or more clothespins withdrawn for use.
Representations of clothespins are provided upon the outer surface of the panel or wall 3, as shown at I5, by thread sewed through the fabric, and serve as decorations as well as serving to indicate that clothespins are to be stored in the pocket 5. In like manner, a representation of a clothes hanger is stitched into the iiap '1, as shown at I6, to serve as a decoration and indicate that clothes hangers are to be stored in the pocket 4. A small sheet of fabric is sewed against the outer face of the panel to provide a patch pocket I1 into which buttons, buckles, and the like, removed from dresses or other garments, may be placed when hanging the garments from a clothesline. This .pocket is preferably located centrally of the panel I3 between the representations of clothes pins I5 and has a colored selvage along its upper edge forming a decorating stripe I'I for the pocket.
A transverse pocket I8 is formed across the lower portion of the ap 'I by a strip of fabric |19 which has its upper and lower edge portions turned inwardly and secured by stitching 20. It should ibe noted that the -strip I9 lis so located that its lower edge portion is overlapped by thel upper edge portion of the wall 2 and that one end of the strip is 'left unsecured to provide an open end for the pocket I8. Through this open end of the traverse pocket is inserted a stiff bar 2l 'which is preferably formed of wood but may be formed of other suitable material. The length l lof the bar is such that it extends the full `length of the pocket I8 and Aopposite side faces of the vbar are flat, as shown in Fig. 2, so 'that the bar will t snugly within the `pocket and be prevented from turning therein. The strap 22 by which the bag is carried is also formed from a strip of fabric and this strip is folded to p-rovide a strap of double thickness. The strap is of appreciable width, its width being such that its end .portions may t snugly into ends of the pocket where't is secured to inturned side edge portions -of the ap 'I by stitching 23. The end portions of `the strap extend into the open -end of the transverse pocket and the inturned edge portion of the flap to which it is secured forms a tongue a under which the outer end of the bar 2l is disposed when the bar is fitted into the pocket and this tongue will serve to prevent the bar yfrom accidentally -slipping longitudinally out of the pocket. When -the-strap-22 is yhung upon a hook o r grasped to carry the bag, it extends in substantially a vertical plane with its lower ends directed inwardly into the transverse pocket and `the pocket and the bar therein will be supported in substantially a horizontal plane and project forwardly over` the upperfend of the pocket I with the Nflap-depending from the pocket.` In this position, the upper vend of the pocket I will be kept closed and shielded by the forwardly extending .pocket and the depending flap, and dust and other dirt will be prevented from entering the pocket and settling upon garment hangers stored in the pocket. The bar 2I holds the upper portion of the bag stretched transversely and 'prevents it 'from collapsing. Therefore, the upper portion of vthe ibag will be braced transversely and the open upper end of the pocket lI prevented from gaping open. At the same time, hangers may be easily removed from the bag or thrust therein. f
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A bag for holding garment hangers and clothespins comprising a body defining a hangerreceiving pocket having a rear wall and a front wall, the rear wall being extended upwardly above the upper edge ofthe front wall to provide a flap folda'ble forwardly and downwardly into closing relation to the open top of the pocket, a strip extending across the inner surface of the flap and overlapped by the upper edge portion of the front wall, said strip being secured along its upper and .lower edges and across one end of the iiap, the other end of the strip being free Vto provide an open end for a transverse pocket defined bfy the strip and the flap, a strap for carrying the bag having its ends extending between the iiap and ends vof said strip and secured to the iap, the end of the strap extending into the open end of the transverse .pocket and the portion of the flap to which it is secured forming a tongue, and a stiff bar removably fitted into the transverse pocket through the open 'end thereof and cverlapped at one end by said tongue to prevent accidental displacement of the bar.
2. A bag of the character described comprising a body having front and rear walls and defining a pocket open at its top, the rear Wall extending upwardly above the front Wall to provide a flap foldable forwardly and downwardly into closing relation to the open `top of the pocket, a strip vextending across the inner surface of said flap and stitched across one end and along its `upper and lower edges to the flap vto provide a transverse pocket open at one end, a strap for carrying the bag having its ends extending yinto ends of the transverse pocket and sewed to 'the flap, the end portion of the strap extending into the open end of the transverse pocket being extended Vto form a tongue, and astiff bar removably fitted into the transverse pocket and having its 'outer endoverlapped by the tongue to prevent accidental displacement of the bar.
3. A bag of the character described comprising a `body having front 'and rear walls and defining va pocket open at its top, one wall being provided with a closure flap for the open end .of the pocket, a strip secured across one `end and alongY upper and lower edges to the linner surface of said flap and forminga transverse pocket extending across the flap and vopen at one end and having its lower portion overlapped by the other wall of the body, a stiffener removably tted within the transverse pocket through the open end thereof, and a strap for carrying the bag having ends extending `into ends of fthe transverse pocket and .secured "to 'the flap.
' Y MAGDALEN DALLOZ.