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Filed Sept. 16, 1948 May 23, 1950 E. H. GLovER 2,508,669
HANDBAG 2 Sheets-Sheet l Fig.3.
Ernest H. Glover INVENToR.
www mm E. H. @LOVER HANDBAG May Z3, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filfed Sept. 16, 1948 Inventor mm1' muli E rnesf H. Glover Patented May 23, 1950 UNITED STAT E s. f PAT ENT ori-lcs HANDBAG Ernest H.1Glover, Oklahoma. City, Okla.
Application September 16, 1948, SeriaL No. ..19,5}l2` The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in handbags and more particularly to a handbag construction which readily permits a wide range of ornamentation.
An important object of the invention is t provide a handbag in which the cover material is composed of two identical pieces secured to each other by a basket weave to hold the pieces of material in assembled relation without requiring the use of stitching or other types of fastening means commonly employed.
A :further object of the invention is to provide a handbag construction wherein the two pieces of cover material may be of contrasting colors to produce a plaid design when assembled by the basket weave.
A still further object of the invention is to provide an article of this character of simple and practical construction, which is neat and attrac, tive in appearance, strong and durable, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure l is a side elevational view of the handbag constructed in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken substantially on the line 2--2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a plan view of one of the pieces of cover material;
Figure 4 is a perspective view showing the two pieces of cover material folded upon themselves and in position for the rst step in assembling;
Figure 5 is a similar view illustrating the first step of securing the loops of the two pieces of material in a basket weave arrangement;
Figure 6 is a similar view illustrating a further step in the assembly of the cover material;
Figure 7 is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating the final step in assembling the cover material; and,
Figure 8 is a side elevational view of a modied design for the handbag.
Referring now to the drawings in detail Wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention the numeral 5 designates a handbag constructed in accordance with the present invention and which c claims. (ci. 15o- 28)A is composed of a pair of duplicate pieces of material 6 and 1, which may be of leather or other suitable material and preferably of contrasting color.
Each piece of material is of substantially ovate form with parallel side edges 8 and rounded end portions 9.
The material is cut longitudinally along parallel lines to form slits l0 which have their ends terminating short of the rounded end portions 9 whereby to form a plurality of elongated loops l I when the piece of material is folded upon itself along a transverse medial line indicated at l2.
In assembling the pieces of material 6 and 1 the folded material is placed at right angles to each other with their loop ends I I inwardly and the side or outermost loop Il of the piece 6 laced through the ends of the loops of the piece of material 1 in a basket weave as shown in Figure 5 and with the ends of alternate loops of the piece 'i passing through the loop of the piece 6 and also with the loop of the piece 6 passing through the remaining loops of the piece l.
The weaving or lacing of the loops of the pieces 6 and 1 continues in an alternate arrangement to produce the appearance of the basket Weave as indicated in Figure 6 of the drawings, the loops of piece 6 working longitudinally inwardly of the loops of piece 1 as the weaving progresses.
As the lacing or weaving approaches its completion the end la of the outermost loop of the piece 'l is received in the end 6a of the outermost loop of the piece 6 at the lower corner of the handbag to lock the loops in assembled relation.
The lacing or basketweaving of the loops Il of the pieces 6 and 1 will close the side edges of the handbag below the rounded upper ends thereof while the upper rounded ends of the pieces of material above the loops remain free to provide the opening for the handbag.
A lining i3 of suitable material is then suitabiy secured inside the handbag and a handle lil also suitably secured to the upper edges of the handbag and preferably secured to both pieces of material 6 and 'l at the uppermost point I5 of the lacing or weaving of the loops to distribute the weight of both parts of the handbag to the handle.
In Figure 8 I have illustrated a modified design for the end portions I6 of the cover material for the handbag and have also indicated how the two pieces of cover material may be provided with an increased number of interlaced or woven loops il and i8 of different widths.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A handbag construction comprising two pieces of material and a plurality of parallel loops formed with the material and interwoven with each other to form the front and back of a. handhas.
2. A handbag construction including a pair of sides composed of interwoven groups of flexible loops, the loops of each group being united with each other.
3. A handbag construction including a, pair of sides composed of interwoven groups of flexible loops, the loops of each group extending in parallel relation to each other and united at one end.
4. A handbag comprising agpair of strips of flexible material folded upon themselves, parallel longitudinally extending loops at the folded ends of the strips, the free ends of the loops of one strip being interwoven with the loops of the other strip and combining to form the front and back of a handbag.
5. A handbag comprising a pair of strips of flexible material folded upon themselves, parallel longitudinally extending loops at the folded ends of the strips, the free ends of the loops of one strip being interwoven with the loops of the other strip to close the side edges of the strips to form a front and back for a handbag.
6. A handbag comprising a pair of strips of flexible material folded upon themselves. parallel longitudinally extending loops at the folded ends of the strips, the free ends of the loops of one strip being interwoven with the loops of the other strip and also inserted one within the other to close the side edges of the strips to form a front and back for a handbag.
ERNEST I-I. GLOVER.
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