US 244129 A
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- A. & H. HOFF.
NO. 244,129; Patented July 12,1881.-
' TNES'SES: INVENTOR ATT RNEY N. PETERS, Plwmumc n har, Washington D.(:.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
AUGUSTUS HOFF AND HENRY HOFF, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 244,129, dated July 12, 1881,
' Application filed May 21, 1881. (No model.)
To all whom "it may concern:
Be it known that we, AUGUSTUS Horn and HENRY HOFF, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Leather Cases, of which the following is a'specification.
This invention has reference to an improved construction of leather cases to be used as physieians vial orinstrument cases, or as dressin g-cases for razors, shaving-brushes, 860.; and the invention consists of a leather case made of two seamless sections of sole-leather, which are hinged together at one end, each section being drawn into concave-convex shape, and bound at the edges either with a retaining leather binding or with a metal frame, which are stitched to the sections.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a top view of our improved leather case. Fig. 2 is aside view and Fig. 3, a vertical transverse section of the same on line as m, Fig. 1.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A in the drawings represents one section, andB the othersection, of our improved leather case for medicine-vials, surgical instruments, toilet articles, and the like. The sections A B are connected at one edge by aleather hinge, a, each section being made of one or more thicknesses of sole-leather, which are drawn into concavo-convex shape by suitable dies when in moist state, then slowly dried while being placed over wooden blocks. After being dried they are retained in shape by means of a leather binding, 11, which is stitched to the edge of one section, or by a metallic frame, d, covered with leather and stitched to the edge of the othersection Thus a rigid seamless section of sole-leather is obtained by either bind in g.
The framed section may constitute the upper section of the case, and the section provided with the leather binding the lower section of 5 the case, and vice versa; or both may be bound with leather or metal, as desired.
The case is kept closed by a belt and buckle, clasp, or any other suitable locking device.
In this manner a strong and durable leather case of neat and handy appearance is obtained, which is superior to the leather-covered wooden cases heretofore employed, while it is lighter and less bulky than the same.
Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent A leather case consisting of two sections, each made of a seamless concavo-convex piece of sole-leather, and re-enforced respectively by a leather binding and metallic frame at the edges, the sections being connected by aleather hinge stitched to the frame of one section and the body of the other section, substantially as described.
In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our invention we have signed our names, in presence of two witnesses, this 19th day of May, 1881.
AUGUSTUS HOFF. HENRY HOFF.
Witnesses PAUL GOEPEL, CARL KARP.