US 2528239 A
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Oct. 31, 1950 R. F. MCVAY 2,528,239
HANDLE Filed Sept. 23, 1949 la. INVENTOR.
1:509 FMVE/y ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 31, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HANDLE Roy F. McVay, Chicago, Ill.
Application September 23, 1949, Serial No. 117,290
This invention relates to handles for packages or the like.
An object of this invention is to provide a carrying handle for engagement with the cord used in binding a package, which is so constructed that it can be readily engaged with the cord after the package is bound so that the cord will not cut into the fingers when the-package is carried by means of the cord.
Another object of this invention is to provide a carrying handle which is formed of tubular material, such as cardboard or the like, having a pair of slits within which the cord is adapted to be extended, the slits forming clamping tongues for clamping the cord onto the handle.
A further object of this invention is to provide a handle of this kind which is ofsimple construction and can be produced at very small cost.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawing and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawing,
Figure 1 is a plan view of a carrying handle constructed according to an embodiment of this invention, showing the handle in applied position, on a package,
Figure 2 is a longitudinal section through the handle,
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2,
Figure 4 is a fragmentary plan view on an enlarged scale, of the handle.
Figure 5 is a detail side elevation of the handle used with the bails of a shopping bag.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral III designates generally a handle which is formed of a tubular member I I which is openat each end. The tubular member II is preferably formed of cardboard or other fibrous material which has a degree of rigidity and can be manufactured or produced at relatively small cost.
The tubular member II is formed with a pair of outwardly divergent slits I2 terminating in enlarged openings or holes I3. The slits I'2 form a pair of confronting cord clamping tongues I4 which are adapted to clamp a cord within the slit I2. As shown in Figure 2, the upper side of the handle II inwardly from the slits I2, is bent downwardly as indicated at I5, to facilitate the insertion of the cord C within each slit I2.
In Figure the handle In is shown used with a shopping bag S. The two bails I6 of the shopping bag S are extended into the slits I 2 and are moved downwardly until they engage in the openings I3. The tongues I4 will hold the bails 2 against slipping out when the bag is set down and the handle released.
In the use and operation of this handle, the package P is bound in a conventional manner by the cord 0. After the package P has been bound with the cord C, the handle I0 may be applied after the manner shown in Figure 1. The handle I I! is positioned in substantially the center of the package P and overlies the cord C. The cord C is then extended upwardly over one end of the handle I0, being inclined outwardly and is then passed beneath a tongue I4, being engaged in the slit I2 and passing out of the slit I2 through the adjacent opening I3. The opposite end of the handle I0 is then engaged with the cord C in an opposed manner so that the cord C will be disposed in a substantially spiral position about the handle I0.
This handle can be easily and quickly applied and will provide an inexpensive carrying handle for relatively heavy packages which can be applied to the binding cord after the package has been bound by the cord so that the package can be carried by means of the applied handle.
I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim all variations falling within the purview of the appended claims.
What I claim is: s
1. A carrying handle for packages having a binding cord comprising a fibrous tubular member formed with a pair of spaced slits disposed in outwardly divergent relation, the outer ends of said slits terminating in enlarged openings within at least one opening of each slit the cord is adapted to engage, said slits being cut entirely through the wall of said member to thereby form a pair of cord clamping tongues.
2. A carrying handle for packages having a binding cord comprising a tubular member formed with a pair of spaced slits disposed in outwardly divergent relation, the outer ends of said slits terminating in enlarged openings within at least one opening of each slit the cord is adapted to engage, said slits being entirely out through the wall of said member to thereby form a pair of cord clamping tongues.
ROY F. MoVAY.
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