US 240151 A
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(NoModeL) P. W. LAMBERT. Strap for Satchels, 82:6. No. 240,151. Patented April 12,188.
UNITED STATES PETER W. LAMBERT, 0E HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY.
STRAP FOR SATCHELS, 80G.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 240,151, dated April 12, 1881.
Application filed February 23, 1881. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, PETER W. LAMBERT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hoboken, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful improvements in Straps for Satchels, 8150., of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to straps for carrying satchels and other like articles; and it consists in the combination, with a satchel or the like and its frame, of a'main strap connected directly to the bottom of the article, and supplemental straps connecting; the main strap to the satchel-frame, so that the main strap is a medium for carrying the satchel, while the strain on the article is distributed over or between its bottom and the frame. The main strap constitutes a shoulder-strap, and the supplemental straps are fastened thereto in a suitable manner to form, in conjunction therewith, loops through which extends a waist strap or belt, so that while the latter assists in the support of the satchel, a simple and effective connection thereof with the other straps is produced.
This invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a perspective view. Fig. 2 is a side view, partly in section.
Similar letters indicate corresponding parts.
The letter A designates the body of the satchel; B, the frame; 0, the main or shoulder strap; D D, the supplemental straps, and E the waist strap or belt.
The frame B is constructed and arranged in any usual or suitable manner, and the main strap 0 is connected directly to the bottom of the satchel by being drawn longitudinally around such bottom and through loops fat the opposite ends thereof, the main strap being thus rendered detachable; but, if desired, the main strapmay be permanently connected to the bottom of the satchel, as by stitching.
The supplemental straps D D are drawn through eyes 9 on the frame, and fastened to the main strap 0 by studs h, so that the main strap is connected to the frame by their means; but, if desired, the supplemental straps may be arranged in other ways for this purpose, the eyes and studs being used to render the supplemental straps, like the main strap, de-
tachable. The length of the main strap 0 is such that if the same is slung over one of the shoulders and diagonally across the person the satchel is brought below the waist.
The waist strap or belt E extends through loops i c, which are formed by elongating the supplemental straps D D and refastening them to the main strap 0, as at k, and in this example the loops are duplicated, the object of this arrangement being to allow the waiststrap to be brought to a higher or lower position on the main strap.
It will be readily understood that by connecting the main strap 0 both to the bottom of the satchel and to the frame B the strain on the article is distributed over both of these parts, and, also, that by arranging the waiststrap E in the loops 1' i it is a medium for assisting in the support of the satchel, while its connection with the other straps is an extremely simple and effective one.
If desired, the main strap 0 may be shortened to form a handle, the waist-strap being in that case dispensed with; and, if desired, moreover, the main strap may be terminated above the bottom of the satchel and left disconnected therefrom, except through the me dium of the supplemental straps.
What I claim as new, and'desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. The combination, with a' satchel or the like, and its frame, of a main strap connected directly to the bottom of the article, and supplemental straps connecting the main strap .to the top of the satchel-frame, substantially as and for the purpose described.
2. The combination, with a satchel or the like, and its frame, of a main or shoulder strap, supplemental straps connecting the main strap to the satchel, substantially as described, and forming loops in conjunction therewith, and a waist-strap extending through such loops, as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
PETER W. LAMBERT. [L. s.]
W. HAUFF, CHAS. WAHLERS.