Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2467662 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 19, 1949
Filing dateMay 19, 1947
Priority dateMay 19, 1947
Publication numberUS 2467662 A, US 2467662A, US-A-2467662, US2467662 A, US2467662A
InventorsFlorence Freiberg
Original AssigneeFlorence Freiberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Handbag lining
US 2467662 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 19, 1949. F. FREIBERG HANDBAG LINING Filed May 19, 1947 FIG; l.

FIG. 4


The present invention relates to handbag linings in general and particularly to an improved lining for handbags in which the multitudinous objects which normally nd their way into a womans handbag can be properly positioned and retained without distorting the shape of the bag. More specically the invention comprises a ladys handbag which incorporates a self-supporting lining including individual slide-fastener-closed pockets in which the various feminine accessories may be positioned and positively retained against accidental displacement.

The interior of the usual ladys handbag usually comprises a dismaying conglomeration of articles of feminine equipment. These may comprise compacts, combs, powder boxes, cigarettes, billfolds, check books, keys, coin purse, address book, and numberless incidental objects varying 'with the individual. This accumulation is usually found in one heterogeneous pile in the bottom of the bag and when the owner desires to nd a particular object it is necessary to search through the entire pile in order to nd the object desired, the inherent characteristic of inanimate objects being such that the desired object is usually at the bottom.

The type of objects placed in the bag varies with the individual, sometimes being relatively light and sometimes relatively heavy. They are, usually without exception, intermingled unselectively and human experience teaches that it is necessary to search for the change purse, or the compact, or the cigarettes at a time when the resultant delay will inconvenience the planned activities of others than the owner herself. Boarding a Streetcar, attempting to buy a ticket in a theatre line, or seeking to pay the cashier in a food mart, are typical examples and practically without fail results in a delaying action not only to the owner but also to those Waiting in the line behind her.

With an appreciation of the inherent defects and shortcomings of the devices of the prior art, it is an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved handbag.

It is another object of the invention to provide a new and improved lining for handbags.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved lining for ladies handbags in which individual pockets are provided for the various feminine accessories.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a lining for ladies handbags in which a plurality of individual closed pockets are mounted upon a self-supporting lining in order that the various supported objects may be maintained in position to leave unencumbered the central portion of the bag.

'I'hese and other more specific objects will appear upon reading the following specification and claims and upon considering in connection therewith the attached drawings to which they relate.

Referring now to the drawings in which a preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated:

Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a bag lining constructed in accordance with the present invention, certain parts being broken away;

Figure 2 is a partial transverse horizontal section upon the line 2-2 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a vertical section upon the line 3-3 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a side View of the lining looking in the direction of the arrows upon the line 4-4 of Figure 3; and

Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 4 illustrating the opposite side of the lining.

The lining constructed in accordance with the present invention is illustrated in the drawing, being indicated generally by the reference character Il, and the bag within which it is positioned, and which may be of any preferred design and material, is indicated generally by the reference character I2. The exact shapes of the bag and the lining are not important so long as the lining is adapted to t into the bag and to be suitably secured therein as by tacking. Usually the bag itself is relatively eXible, its primary purpose being decorative, while the lining provides the functionally operative and useful part of the bag. In accordance with the preierred embodiment of the invention illustrated the bag is generally rectangular in shape and the lining is generally the same but of lesser dimensions so that it may fit therein.

Lining I I comprises tWo apposed sides or faces I3 and III similarly shaped and preferably movably secured together around their peripheral edge upon all but one side by a gusset I6. Each side member is formed of a material which preferably has considerable natural strength as to maintain a given initial shape and configuration. As illustrated in Figures 2 and 3, each side is formed of a central filler element I'I which may be of cardboard, nbre board or similar relatively strong shape-maintaining material, overlaid upon its inner and outer surfaces with fabric covering, indicated at I8 and I9.

Upon the inner faces of each of side walls I3 and I4 are positioned open-topped pockets 2| which may be formed of fabric sewed to the supporting side wall. Cooperating quick-closing slide fasteners comprising interlocking elements upon the wall and the pocket and a manually movable element, indicated generally at 22 and 23, respectively, close the top of each pocket and provide means by which the contents thereof can be positively secured in place against accidental dislocation. These pockets 2l are preferably of diierent sizes, some being relatively wide, as indicated by the end pocket in Figures 4 and 5, while others are narrower, as indicated by the central pocket. If preferred, one 4of the pockets may be unprovided with closure means and so provide a seat for a cigarette package from Which cigarettes may be removed as desired. Each pocket has on its outer face a label 24 upon which are found words indicating the contents. In the illustrated form in the drawings there are individual pockets for Compact, Comb, Make-up, Cigarettes, Billfold Address book, Keys and Coin purse. These various objects upon being positioned within their respective pockets as indicated by the labels are retained against accidental displacement by the closing of the slide fastener.

Along the top edges of the side walls I3 and i4 cooperating slide fastener elements 27 are secured which are adapted to be engaged and released manually by the user-operated element 28. As is illustrated most clearly in Figures 1 and 3, the operation of the latter makes possible the coinplete sealing of the interior of the lining and so the bags interior as dened thereby.

In the use of a bag constructed in accordance with the present invention upon desiring to nd a particular article the user would move the releasing element 28 so as to disengage the cooperating fastener eleinents El'. Thereupon ad mission is gained to the interior of the bag, as deiined by the side walls I3 and i4. In the event that keys are desired the release element 23 is moved so as to disengage the fastening elements 22 upon the pocket marked Keys and thereupon the keys can be removed. The other stored elements remain within their closed pockets. It is to be noted that the various pockets are spaced above the lower portions of the side walls i3 and I4 and, accordingly, a storage space is available therebelow for incidental objects which inevitably the feminine owner will desire to carry, such as liandkerchiefs. As to the large mass of u items, however, they will be positioned wi. ...i their pockets and suitably retained.

While the particular construction nere-in sh and described in detail is fully capable of att ing the objects and providing the advantages hereinbefore stated, it is to be understood it is merely illustrative of the pres embodiment of the invention and that f tions are intended as to the details of tion or design herein shown except a in the appended claim.

I claim:

In a handbag or the like, a self-supporting lining comprising a pair of similar apposed rigid walls connected around three sides by a gusset of flexible material to enable said walls to vary their relative angular relationship within narrow limits, a plurality of adjacent pockets of flexible material each lixedly secured around three sides to one of said walls, said pockets opening toward the sides of said walls unconnected by a gusset, certain of the openings of said pockets being in alignment and relatively near the side which they face and each being provided with slide fastener closing means including in each instance a part carried by the pocket and a part carried by the adjacent Wall, and slide fastener closing means along the side of said walls unconnected by said gusset.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,279,915 Rogers Sept. 24, 1918 1,828,342 Sachs Oct. 2i), 1931 2,022,162 Speik et al Nov. 26, 1935 2,104,439 Schein Jan. 1933 2,183,428 McNary Dec. 12, 1939 2,289,304 Goldsmith July 7. 1942 2,311,847 Long ieb. 23, 1943 2,341,327 Lyndes et al. Feb. 8, 1944 2,413,465 Ohlsen Dec. 31, 1945 2,437,382 Czap Mar. 9, 1.9/18

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1279915 *Sep 17, 1917Sep 24, 1918Jennie E RogersTravel-bag.
US1828342 *Feb 7, 1929Oct 20, 1931Max SachsHand-bag
US2022162 *Aug 26, 1933Nov 26, 1935Forbes Gertrude KLady's hand bag
US2104439 *Jul 22, 1936Jan 4, 1938Morris ScheinCombination pocket kit
US2183428 *Jan 24, 1938Dec 12, 1939Agnes H McnaryPurse kit
US2289304 *Apr 19, 1941Jul 7, 1942Samuel R GoldsmithLady's handbag and the like
US2311847 *Feb 19, 1942Feb 23, 1943Long Stewart DLady's pocketbook
US2341327 *Jan 12, 1942Feb 8, 1944Helen J LyndesPocketbook
US2413465 *Apr 10, 1942Dec 31, 1946Ohlsen Violet EHandbag
US2437382 *Feb 1, 1946Mar 9, 1948Eva A CzapHandbag provided with removable, washable cover
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2527059 *Dec 18, 1947Oct 24, 1950Di Mezza DavidBusiness purse
US2608228 *Dec 7, 1949Aug 26, 1952Rose Cecilia MHandbag
US2684097 *Aug 21, 1950Jul 20, 1954Treul Edward FMoney container
US2795260 *May 4, 1956Jun 11, 1957Stephen Perry JamesMultiple compartment money bag
US2803281 *Jun 9, 1955Aug 20, 1957Ulrich Sutton IonePocketbook for foreign currency
US4811769 *Jan 25, 1988Mar 14, 1989Phares Robert RPurse insert
US4895198 *Nov 18, 1988Jan 23, 1990Samuelson Sydney WMoney organizer and carrier
US5048582 *Dec 26, 1990Sep 17, 1991Whitfield Georgia LCompartmented handbag with directional map
US6637484 *Oct 31, 2001Oct 28, 2003Kerri KraftMobile technology organizer handbag
US7624777 *Sep 26, 2005Dec 1, 2009Paller JoanneSorter handbag
US20060021684 *Jul 29, 2004Feb 2, 2006Decoro Camillo T IiiInterchangeable purse and liner
US20060096680 *Nov 10, 2004May 11, 2006Ideavillage Products Corp.Handbag organizer with light
US20060126969 *Sep 26, 2005Jun 15, 2006Paller JoanneSorter handbag
US20110110611 *Oct 15, 2010May 12, 2011Apple Gary ElliotBag With Interior Pockets With Removable Nametags
US20120193385 *Aug 2, 2012Michael PaceSoft seat cushion kit
U.S. Classification150/117, 150/129
International ClassificationA45C13/00, A45C13/02, A45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/02, A45C3/00
European ClassificationA45C13/02