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Publication numberUS2508825 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1950
Filing dateJan 6, 1949
Priority dateJan 6, 1949
Publication numberUS 2508825 A, US 2508825A, US-A-2508825, US2508825 A, US2508825A
InventorsVictoria Lewis Frances
Original AssigneeTheodore J Ritter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pivotally mounted handbag
US 2508825 A
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May 23, 1950 F. v. I Ewls PIVOTALLY MOUNTED HANDBAG Filed Jan. 6, 1949 ZI. n 0 M szwxkww z JNVENTOR. oRIA LEWIS FRANCES VzcT A 'THNEY Patented May 23, 1950 PIYO'ILLY ,MCUNTED ,HANDBAG f Frances Victoria Lewis, New York, N. Y., assignor ,of .onefhalf to Theodore J. `Ritter, New York,

'Y irrigation Jarrow 6, .1949, Serial No.- 59.4.59

extension vat top and bottom and hence generally -along a horizontal line, means are provided for pivotally mounting said bag body relative to the dependent end portions of said handle, which latter, in one now acceptable form of the invention, may be an over-thefshoulder strap.

By me'ans of such mounting .of the handbag relative to its handle, the bag body may be readily rotated around the firstenarned line through 18.09, thereby to transpose the thon bottom eX- tension of the said body to .the then location of the top extension thereof and vice versa simul- -taneously, So that, inaccordance with further means provides, such extension of said body. when uppermost, may act as the mouth of said body to obtain access to' its Gontorltsf Theso tWO mouths are openable and closable, as by use of slide fastllrs; m91 hencewhichever mouth -is uppermost, that mouth may be Widely opened.

but meanwhile with the fooling of Security that the other se@ .lowormosb mouth fully oloosdo 'now entierro@ embodiment of tho involomonti-1ero ore. o plurality of lcomo,fromm-:aw.S- in each portion of. bag body located along opposito. oidos of .Soiol @Steamed line, with the bottoros of 'all those compartments at .or near said liao somo., Sover-o1 .or 2ill .of those compartments here modal Dockets therein, some or al1` of which at their mortes-mor be provided with.:

Slide taste-3er tra@ closures, when oooh pockets or@ tattooed, for monroe, ,for the storage therein of relatively .Smell one readily spillobie articles, as ooioo. Small oesolotio ortiolos. keys. postage stamps, and the like; while other of said pocketsmay have continuously open mouths, when these pockets are ntendedQior instance, for the storage therein of such articles as cards, memoranda carrying units, plate-.like mirrors, and the like. v

A large number of pockets may be provided, without unattpactively adding to the bulk of the bog in termo of its thioknoos: ood os, the invention is now preferably further carried out. the solo@ includes in., @floot three moin vous, two

-12 laiins. (Cl. A15iT34) outer ones, these to provide the two opposite side walls of the ybag bod-y as a whole, and an intermediate wall, of the same expanse ysubstantially as said two outer walls; in which event each top (and/or bottom) of the bag and each bottom (and/or top) thereof may be provided with two slide fasteners or the like, one between oneof said outer walls and the intermediate wall and one -between the other of said outer walls and said intermediate wall.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the -following description and accompanying dra-wings, a-nd to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing a now favored embodiment of the invention, closed at top and bottom and hanging from the lower end of the aforesaid handle, the latter only fragmentarily shown and so shown at its end portions.

Fig. 2 is an end elevation, looking toward the left in Fig. l, that is, in the direction of the arrow 2.

Fig. 3 is a very much enlarged fragmentary vertical section taken through the bag at a point intermediate its two ends.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view, showing a modif ication.

Referring to the drawing more in detail, and

'rst to Figs. 1-3, the handbag of the invention as here illustrated is constructed to provide four compartments II, I2, I3 and I4. The bag body is further shown as 'having two outer walls I5 tions I9, I9, and the compartments I3 and I4 non the opposite sides of said partitions. These partitions I9 may be Vboardlike members of any of the usualV materials used forgiving main strength or extraJ thickness to handbag or luggage walls,7 or of' any material suitable for the purpose.

The end walls I5 and I6 are alike, and a description of one thereof, the wall I5, will suilice 2,5os,s25

The securement in piace oi' the partition I9 at the left in Fig. 3 may be as described in connection with the other partition I9.

Still speaking in terms of Fig. 3, the two liner sheets 23 and 21 at the upper ends of their portions laid against the members 22 of the intermediate wall I8 have top marginal portions which are inturned toward eachotherandV in'a manner f to be partially sandwiched between the upper together, over rather a large area centrally 11o'- cated with respect to the expanse of the kbag body side elevationally thereof, in any suitable way, as for instancaby a suitable adhesive;V

Another piece 23 of suitable finishing material, for instance cut from the same material as is used for the cover sheet 2l, is` applied, as shown, as a liner for the compartment `I2,this piece 2|, in terms of the showing of'Figt-S, vextending down along the upper half of one of the f members/22, thence across the upper sidey of the partition- I9 which marks the bottom of rsaid t compartment, -and thence r:up along fthe Vupper halfof the member Thelast-named partition I9 is suitablysecured in place; as inpart-by 4adhesive"joinder tothe portion of the` sheet 23 crossingsuch'partitionjasjust explained. Further positional` securement of said partition I9 .may be obtained kby adhesive joinder, to the side thereof which is its under sidein terms of Fig.V

y 3, of: the portion of a liner piece for the compartment i4; Thissheet-24is dimensionally exactly like the piece 23, andthe said portionV of the sheet .24 is-[that intermediate portion 'thereof which .crosses said partition |9. v j

"gStill speaking in terms yor Fig. 3, the upper marginal portions of thesheetsY i5 and-,23, arranged to project above the top ofthe member -20,1are inturnedtoward eachother, to provide a portion of anishing offseam 25 to extend all .around the wall i5 of the bag body. The lower marginal -portionsof ,said sheet-i5 and of the sheet24, thesefarranged to projectbelow the .-bjottom of the member 20; vware `similarly/inturned --toward each other 7tofprovidel another portion of said seam 25, this last-named seam portion to "be at-the bottom of" the wall l 50i the bag body.

.ff'iAs shown in Figs; 1; andg2; said seam 25 is continuous all around the `said wall ;l 5-; the portions V`:thereof at;the'endsof thebag-bodybeing in part made up of inturned marginal portionsef the '1 sheet Y2 i: and inturned marginal portionsof the f xtlwoV end Awalls i1; which latter .may be of-oneply `flexibleconstruction;r vThis structure-is not -fillustrated"cross-sectionally, but will be -readily understood from what is shown in Fig- 3a `As will alsobe understood, La seam 2li-running all around thegside wall Iii,v and-structurally like the seam 25, may be'provided. This seam 26 has its portion. which lies horizontally opposite the rstnamed portion of the seam 25 partially comprised of. a Vtop-marginal extensionof a cover sheet (not shown for the wall structure yIii and also of a f atop marginal extension ofa -liner sheet 21, ex-

actlylike-the-liner sheet 23.` Said seam125 has its portion .horizontally opposite the secondnamed portion of theseam 25 partially comprised of a bottom marginal extension of the last-named cover sheet and alsopfa bottom marginal extension cfa liner sheet 28,5exactlyk like the liner sheet 24. The-seamr2`6,.as shown inFigs. 1 and ,2, is also continuous `vall around the bag body;.the

portions thereof at the ends cf the bag Vbody be- .,ingmade exactly asdescribed in connection with Uthe seam 25 and sqincluding side marginal Apor-4 tions of both the end walls i1. I1. A

ends of said members 22, to establish a finish- "ing off seam 29. This seam 29 beyond its extension along lthe top of the intermediate wall i8 has downwardly extending terminal additions 29'and 29b'1eadingto the tops of the end walls 1511. The" seams 25, 29 and 26, respectively are held as by the stitchings 30, 3| and a stitching correspondingto the stitching 3D.

The compartment l2 is closed at its outer end vEby Vtwo strips 32 and 33, as of the same material as used for the nishing sheet; these strips Vstitched-assit 3 4a nd -35 longitudinally-thereof totheilinersheet23.-- Said vstr-ips carry the tapes t ofA a slide fastener 36.-v 1. Said compartment i2fhasa main deep central chamber, havingat opposite sides two pock- One side wall of-Y the Apocket-31 is provided by the adjacent portion of the liner sheet 23, and the oppositewall or saidV pocket is provided by a minor wall structure 39,'comprised oi.' a boardlike member 4D' enclosed in a nishing off sheet 4i folded' down over-the top of said member 40 and cut so'that its vtwo 'lower margins may be arf ranged `as`"shown'`=t"provide an upturned seam v42 whereat said "minor wall structure is stitched as at 43 to the liner 'sheet 23; A top line-oi? stitching`44'is applied to'v tack Vdown'the folded part oi' -=the`sheet iiA to the uppermarg'inal portion oi' the said meinber." At its 'oppositeends the 'fsaid ends, as by stitching'not of the' compartment l2.

minor wall structure 39is'suitably attached along shown, to the ends gOnefwall ofthe' pocket31 is provided'by the "'adjacent portion -of the said liner sheet :23,--and 'the opposite wall of said pocket is provided by a 1 minor wallf structure 45, 'comprised ofa board like member 46 faced at opposite sides by finishf ing off sheets '41 and 48 whichfalong their` tops yareinturned toward Leach other to establish a seam 49 'above the top offthe member 46 and which along their 4bottoms are arranged asgshown to establish a seam 50 below the bottom vof the member 45. The sean; 49 is held by a line of stitching 52, and the seam 50 is held, and coupled to' the liner sheet 23, by a line of stitching 5I. The oppositeends ofthe wall` structure 45 are 4attached to theV ends of thecompartment i2 as explained in connection with the wall structure 39. Strips 53 vand 54 similar'to the strips 32 and 33 are extended across the mouth of the pocket 31; said stripsv 53 and 54`carrying the tapes of a slide fastener 55, andthe'strip 53 being held by the stitching 52, with theA strip 54 attached to the liner sheet 23 by a line ofstitching 56.

" The compartment I4, it `will be noted, is constructed interiorly, andto provide the pockets 51 Yand 58 corresponding in nature, respectively, to

the pockets` 31 and 'BBfeXactly as is the compartment l2 in this respect, that is; the pocket 51 has its mouth o'penable and closable by a slide fastener 59 corresponding to the slide fastener 55 for particularly serving'the pocket 31; while fsaid compartment i'4"ispro"vided with strips 60 and'i corresponding to the strips 32 and 3,3 for ensure of the 'compartment `Vizitseu, meteen-ips su and si .carrying a sua-erosione .ing to the slide fastener 86..

$2 correspond- As partially shown in Fig. 3 in the vcase of the one of which having an open mouth and the other having a mouth closable by a slide fastener.

Also, as partially indicated in Fig. 3, and as --Shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the mouth of the compertinent H is illustrated as openable and closable by a slide fastener 63, arranged` like the.v

fastener 36..A and the mouth or the compartmentl3. is illustrated as. Qpenable and clcsable by a .slide fastener E4. arranged like the. fastener 62.

The partitions te., [9 may or may not be placed along the longitudinal center-line of the bag body; but as. here shown.,v they are placed along such line.. thereby making the compartments. il

. and l2 of the same depth as the compartments i3 and lli.v At any-rate.l aligned with each other .preferably along said line are two Suitable fill- -rnents 55, 6.5 each secured to one of the end walls I1. The opposite end portions of the. over-the- .shoulder stra/o. or other desired handle, 6.5. are apertured or slitted, for dependable securernent to said ltments` The. slider-actuators of the. various slide iasteners for the closableemouth pockets in the bag body may be made large enough to constitute readily legible indicia-bearing tags.. or tag equivalents may be carried by the lastmamod DOGkGt, or indeed by all the pockets,

It is to be understood that the straps of this handbag may be removed and then the handbag may be carried under the arm.

Referring to the modification shown in Fig` 4. the bag body here illustrated as Shaoedlilee. the bag body of; Fig, 1 is designated 6l. This is shown as, for exampla of the same external apoearanoe as the, bag body of Fig. .1, and it may be assumed to be oornpartmented as already cie-- scribed; in. which connection it willbe observed that the slide fasteners 68, e9, l0 and 'H may be taken to correspond, respectively, to the main slide fasteners 63, 35, 64 and 62. With the partitions I9 vpresent as already described, or with V'efufne other suitable interioroonstruction provided whereby the. bottoms of the compartments corresponding to the compartments ll and. i2

are separated from the bottoms of the compartenlarements. Both of the elements 13 may be integral with the rod 12, or one of both of said ele-W5 ments 13 may be a separate piece, say threadedly secured to said rod. Each of the rings 14 also passes through an aperture in the handle-near an end thereof; such handle, designated. 15, being indicated as an over-the-shoulder strap.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modications comi 75 line substantially parallel to4 the direction of ex.-

ing within the scope of the inventionas 'defined in the appended claims. f

Having' thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A handbag comprising a bag body having between its opposite side walls a partition structure to divide the main interior of the said body into two main interior subdivisions either of which may be located above the other according as the said body is rotated through 186 about a line substantially parallel to the direction of extension of said partition structure, and carrying means for the said body including a handle and means for pivotally connecting the end portions of said handle to the ends of the bag at points substantially contained in said line.

2. A handbag comprising a bag body hav-ing between its opposite side walls a partition structure to divide the main interior of the said body .into two main interiorv subdivisions either of which may be located above the other according as th'e said body is rotated through 180 about a line substantially parallel to the direction of exteny sion of said partition structure, and carrying means for the said body including a handle and means for pivotally connecting the end portions of said handle to the ends of the bag at points'substantially contained in said line, said handle being an over-theeshoulder strap.

3. A handbag comprising a. bag body having between its opposite side `walls a partition structureto divide the main interior of the body into two main interior subdivisions either of which may be located above the other according as the said body is rotated through 130 about a line substantially parallel to the direction. of extension of said partition structure, and carrying means for the said body including a handle and means for pivotally connecting the end portions of said handle to the ends of the bag at points substantially contained in said line. each of said two main interior subdivisions of the said body havinga widely openable mouth, one such mouth along the top of the body and the other such mouth along the bottom of the body. and there beinga slide fastener closure for each of said mouths.

4. A handbag comprising a bag body having between its opposite side Walls a, partition structure to divide the main interior of the said body into two main interior subdivisions either of which may be located above the other according as the said body is rotated through oabout a line substantially parallel to the direction of extension of said partition structure, and carrying means for the said body including a handle and means for pivot-ally connecting the end portions of said handle to the ends of the bag at points substantially contained in said line, each 0f said two main interior subdivisions of the said body being subdivided into two compartments by a wall structure intermediate said side walls of the bottom, the last-named wall structure i'nkwhich may be located above the other according as the said body is rotated through 18o@ about a mouths.

tension of said partitlonstructure, and carrying means for the said bodyincluding ahandle and means for pivotally lconnectingthe end portions of said handle to the ends ofthe bag at points substantially contained in said line, each o-said ltwo main interior subdivisions ofthe said body being subdivided into two compartments by a wall structure intermediate said side wallsof the bottom, the last-named wall structure intersect- .in'g said partition structure, thereby to provide four of said compartments two of which have mouths facing downwardly when the other two thereof have mouths facing upwardly, there Vbeing provided four independently operable slide line substantially parallel to the-direction of extension of said partition structure, and carrying means for the said body including a handle and means for pivotally connecting the end portions of said handle to the ends of the bag at points substantially contained in said line, each of said two main interiorsubdivisions of the said body being subdivided into two compartments .by a wall structure intermediate said side walls of the bottom, the last-named wallstructure .intersecting said partition structure, thereby to 'provide four of said compartments two of which have mouths facing downwardly'when-the other two thereof have mouths facing upwardly, there `being provided four independently operable slide fasteners each for closing one of said four mouths, each :compartment having therein a plurality of pockets all having their mouths facing in the same direction as is Yfaced cby the mouth of that compartment.

7. A handbag comprising a vbag body having between its opposite side Walls a partition structure to divide the main interior of the said bodyA into two main` interior subdivisions either of which may be located above the other according as the said body is rotated through 189 about a line substantially parallel to the direction of extension of said partition structure,` and carrying means for the said body including a handle and means for pivotally connecting the end portions of said handle to the ends of the bag at points substantially contained in said line, each of said two main interior'` subdivisions of the said body being subdivided into -two compartments by a wall structure intermediate said side walls of the bottom, the last-named wall structure intersecting said partition structure, thereby to provide four of said compartments two of lwhich have mouths facing downwardly when the other two thereof have mouths facing upwardfly, there being provided four independently operable slide fasteners each for closing `one of said four mouths, each-"compartment having thereinf',A

a plurality of pockets all having .their mouths facing in the same direction asis faced by the mouth of that compartment, certain. ofV said pockets having closable mouths.k f

8. A handbag comprising a bag bodyhaving' between its opposite side walls a partition struc- `ture to divide the main'interior of the said body into two main interior subdivisions-either of which may be located above the other accord- "8 about a. line substantially parallel to the direction of extension of said partition structure, and carrying means for the saidvbody'including a handle and means for pivotally connecting the end portions of vsaid handle to the ends of the bag at points substantially contained in said line,

-each of said two main interior subdivisions of the said body being subdivided into two compartments by a wall structure intermediate said side walls of the bottom, the last-named wall structure intersecting said partition structure, thereby to provide four of said` compartments two of Awhich have mouths facing downwardly when the other two thereof have mouths facing upwardly,

-there being provided four independently operable slide fasteners each .for closing one of said four mouths, each compartment having there a plur- -ality of pockets all having their mouths facing in the same direction as is'faced by the mouth of that compartment, certain of said pockets having closable mouths, there being a separate slide fastener for each of the last-named mouths. f 9. A handbag comprising a bag body having between its opposite side walls a partition structure to divide the main interior of the said body into two main interior subdivisions either of which may be located above the other according as the said body is rotated through 180 about a line substantially parallel to the direction of extension vof said partition structure, and carrying means for Vthe said body including a handle and means, for pivotally connecting the end portions of said handle to the endsl of the bag at points substantially contained'in said line, each of said two main interior subdivisions of the said body having a widely openable mouth, one such mouth .along the top of the body and the other such mouth along thek bottom of the body, and there being a slide fastener closure go for each of said mouths, each compartment having therein a plurality of pockets all having their mouths facing in the same direction as is faced by the mouth of that compartment.

l10. A handbag comprising a bag body having between its opposite side walls a partition structure to divide the main interior of 'the'said body into two main interior subdivisions either of end portions of said handle to the ends ofthe bag at points substantially contained in said line,

each of said two main interior subdivisions of the said body havinga widely openable mouth, one such mouth along the top of the body and the other such mouth along the bottom of the body, and there being a slide fastener closure for each of said mouths, each compartment having therein a plurality of pockets all having their mouths' facing i in the same--directionas faced by the mouth of that compartmenty "there being a slide fastener for a pocket in at least one of said compartments.

11. A handbag comprising a bag -body having 'between its oppositeside wallsa partition structure to divide the main interior of the said body into two main interior subdivisions either of which `may be located above the otheraccord- Aingas the said body is rotatedthrough 180 about a line substantially parallel to the direc- -tion of extension of said partition structure, and

4ing` as the said4 body.V is rotatedrthrough .-liQI-Carryins mean-S ,Qrihe VSad body including a handle and means for pivotally connecting the end portions of said handle to the ends of the bag at points substantially contained in said line, each of said two main interio;` subdivisions of the said body having a widely openable mouth, one such mouth along the top of the body and the other such mouth along the bottom of the body, and there being a slide fastener closure for each of said mouths, each compartment having therein a plurality of pockets all having their mouths facing in the same direction as is faced by the mouth of that compartment, there being a slide fastener for at least one pocket in each of said compartments.

12. A handbag comprising a bag body having between its opposite side walls a partition structure to divide the main interior of the said body into two main interior subdivisions either of which may be located above the other according as the said body is rotated through 180 about a line substantially parallel to the direction of extension of said partition structure, and carrying means for the said body including a l0 handle and means for pivotally connecting the end portions of said handle to the ends of the bag at points substantially contained in said line, each of said two main interior subdivisions of the said body being subdivided into two compartments by a wall structure intermediate said side walls of the bottom, the last-named wall structure intersecting said partition structure, thereby to provide four of said compartments two of which have mouths facing downwardly when the other two thereof have mouths facing upwardly, there being provided four independently operable slide fasteners each for closing one of said four mouths, each compartment having therein a plurality of pockets al1 having their mouths facing in the same direction as is faced by the mouth of that compartment, the pockets in each compartment including one pocket with a closable mouth, and there being a slide fastener for each of the last-named pockets.

FRANCES VICTORIA LEWIS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/110, 150/116, 150/129, 150/130, 383/67, 150/117
International ClassificationA45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/00
European ClassificationA45C3/00