Blank for saddle-bags
US 235013 A
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(No Modem" R. T. PETTUS. Blank for Saddle Bags.
No. 235,013. Patented Nov. 30,1880.
25 rying the same with the hand or UNITED STATES ATENT FFICE.
BLANK FOR SADDLE-BAGS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 235,013, dated November 30, 1880,
Application filed July 27, 1880.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, RICHARD T. PETTUS, of Kingston, in the county of Madison and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and usefullmprovements in Blanks for Saddle- Bags; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the and Fig. 2 is a plan of the blank.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the figures.
My invention relates to saddle-bags and kindred articles of manufacture; and it consists in an improved construction of the blank for the same, ticularly pointed out in the claim.
In the drawings, A A are the bags, with the connecting-piece, handle, or strap B, for carupon or across the pommel of the saddle. The bags are each made out of and in a single piece of leather or other suitable material. The material or blank is first cut in an oblong shape as hereinafter set forth and parfor each bag, which is creased in straight lines longitudinally or in the direction of its length, as at a, with the short overlapping side pieces, a a, out upon each side ofa V-shaped cut, b, made or out about centrally on each side-of (No model.)
its length, somewhat tapering, as at c c. This is done upon both sides of the material or blank, as clearly shown. The material or blank is next creased twice, as at d d, transversely, one crease being made upon. or about in a line with each side of the V-shaped cuts 1) on the sides of the blank. With the blank folded together at the creased points 01 d, which form the bottom of the contemplated bag, valise, satchel, or companion, the tapered flaps or lapping portions 0 form the sides of the intended bag, which are seamed or sewed together, while to each thus completed bag or receptacle a flap, e, is applied to buckle or button over the entrance or mouth of the bag as an inclosure therefor. The bags, as before stated, are connected together by apiece, handle. or strap, B, when used for saddle-bags.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States The blank for saddle-bags constructed as shown-that is, having V-sha-ped cuts 1) b midway on each side, tapering ends 00, longitudinal creases a a, and transverse creases d d, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.
RICHARD TIMOTHY PETTUS.
Witnesses 'lnos. O. Wrrr, HUGH BALLARD.