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Publication numberUS2504761 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 18, 1950
Filing dateJan 28, 1948
Priority dateJan 28, 1948
Publication numberUS 2504761 A, US 2504761A, US-A-2504761, US2504761 A, US2504761A
InventorsJoseph J Turco
Original AssigneeJoseph J Turco
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination sleeping bag and blanket
US 2504761 A
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April 1.8, 1950 J. J. TURCO COMBINATION SLEEPING BAG AND BLANKET Filed Jan. 28, 1948 sf. Mmmm m mm. Zavezofr JOSEPH J- TURCO- latented Apr. 1:8, 195() UNITED CoMBINA'rIoN SLEEPING-'BAG ANDgBLANKET .Joseph J .'Turco, FrakmMass. .Application January 28, 1348,;SerialNo. `51,8515

'-1 My invention relates to a combinationblanket land-sleepingbag for use'by infants and young people and it has for-its objectto provide an article of `the.cha1"acter described which can "be utilized either as a' blanket covering or as a sleeptogether along their opposite sides andl bottom,

said bag-shaped body portion being provided at its head end with a two-ply flap extension whose transverse intermediate portion is separated from said head end by a slit whose opposite sides are provided with slide-operated means for separably connecting the said transverse intermediate portion to the bottom ply of said bag-shaped body portion thereby to provide for use of the structure in diierent ways.

Other features of the invention are hereinafter pointed out.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved combination blanket and sleeping bag as viewed from the top thereof and with the transverse slit, hereinafter described, secured in its closed condition.

Figure 2 is a similar view showing the opposite sides of the slit disconnected. i

Figure 3 is a longitudinal section on line 3 3 of Fig. 1.

Figure 4 is a transverse section on line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

'I'he illustrated embodiment of the invention is an approximately oblong structure made in most part from two superposed pieces of pliable sheet material of the same size and shape having their outer marginal portions stitched or otherwise fastened together as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 and comprises a bag-like body portion I including a bottom ply I I and a top ply I 2.

The head end of this bag structure comprises a two-ply iiap extension I3 including a bottom ply I4 (Fig. 3) that is integrally connected adjacent to the opposite sides of the device with the bottom ply II of the bag-like body portion I0, While the top ply I5 of this extension is likewise integrally connected, adjacent to the opposite sides of the device, with top ply I2 of said baglike body portion.

2 At the mouth of the -bag-'like bodyportion iII) the bottom ply II Athereof has secured 'toi't a zipper "fastener "element including -a Irow of lugs -I6`4 while ya A compleme'ntarye zipperelement including arow oflzjlpperylug-s Il is secured-totheinner marginal `portion of -the two-ply ilap extension I-'3-. Thesertworows-of zipperilugs are-interlocked and disconnected-'by means-ofthe -usu-al slide lI9 co-operatively associated therewith fin the lwell known' Imanner. 'Thus the flapextension If3^c`an be --securely connected with, and vcan "be readily disconnected from', ythe Jend /of the: bottom -ply "I'I 'oiiboclylportiony lua-twill. y l

=Wlien thej innermarginal-portion 'of thevtwo ply JAfla-p extensionl It'isv connected-through adjustment "of rsl'id'e "9, with "ftheibot'tom ply 'II pf body portion Iii and an infant is inserted within the bag, feet rst, the flap extension I3 can be utilized either as a head rest, as a wind-break, or both. On the other hand when the inner marginal portion of two-ply flap extension I3 is disconnected from the bottom ply II of body portion I0 as shown in Fig. 2, said body portion Il) may be utilized as a two-ply blanket over the infant whose head may extend through the slit 29 then existing between flap extension I3 and bottom ply II so that said ap extension may continue to be utilized as a head rest and wind-break.

Fastened at 2|, 2|, to each side of the flap eX- tension I3 is a strand or ribbon 22 and when the child is within body I0 with its head resting upon the ap extension, or while utilizing the body I0 as a blanket with the childs head extending through slit 20 and resting upon said flap extension, the sides of the latter can be drawn inwardly by means of the strands or ribbons into positions against the opposite sides of the head of the child and secured in those positions by tying the two strands together.

In practice I may, as shown, make the top plies of the bag and iiap extension from the pelt of a mammal such as sheepskin, the fur side thereof being disposed outermost. Such material not only enhances the appearance of the device but also adds to the comfort of the child, especially in cold weather. The bottom plies II and I4 of the bag and flap extension, respectively, may be made from quilted textile fabric as indicated in Figs. 2, 3 and 4.

From the above description it will be seen that the preferred embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings is produced, in most part, from two oblong pieces of flexible sheet material of the same size and shape disposed one upon the other and having their marginal portions sewed said bottom ply of said body which borders the slit formed therein, and a slide member co-operatively associated with said two rows of lugs and by which the latter are interlocked and also disengaged.

2. A combination sleeping bag and blanket structure comprising two oblong plies of flexible sheet material of the same size and shape including'a top ply superimposed upon a bottom ply, and means fastening together the outer marginal portions of said two plies throughout their extent,

that the well known fastener element including said two plies being formed with registering the studs I1 is fastened in any suitable manner,

as by stitches or cement, to both plies ofthe ex'- tension flap I3, while the usual complementary fastener element including the studs I6 is fastened in any suitable manner, as Aby stitches or 1 A combination sleeping bag and blanket comprising two approximately oblong pieces of flexible sheet material of the same size and shape disposed one upon the other and having their marginal portions joined throughout their extent; registering transverse slits formed in said two plies in closer proximity to one end of the structure than they are to the opposite end thereofV so as to provide a bag-like body and a two-ply ap extension atthe open end thereof for use as a head rest or as a wind-break a row of fastener lugs securedrto the marginal portions of the two plies of said extension which border said slits; a row of `fastener lugs secured to the marginal portion of transversev slits between their oppositely disposed longitudinal sides and in proximity to one end of the structure to provide the latter with a bag-like L bodypor'tion having a two-ply flap extension at REFERENCE S CITED The following references are of record in the i-lle of this patent: Y

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date A 1,254,124 Converse Jan. 22, 1918 V1,929,263 Sork Oct. 3, 1933 Bauer Jan. 4, 1944

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U.S. Classification5/413.00R, D02/719, 5/949, 5/485
International ClassificationA47G9/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/083, Y10S5/949
European ClassificationA47G9/08