US 2577263 A
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1951 s. c. MYERS AUTOMOBILE LUGGAGE DEVICE Filed Jan INVENTOR Sin/way CMYaes, BYJ Q 4 Q P ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 4, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 V 2,577,263 i I AUTOMOBILE LUGGAGE DEVICE Stanley 0. Myers, Miami, Fla. 2
Application January 2, 1948, Serial No. 49
3 Claims. (01. 296-37) This invention relates to improvements in garment carrying devices; and more particularly to a device for carrying garments in the trunk of an automobile.
It is the custom to pack garments in suitcases and the like and load the suitcases in the trunk of an automobile. Obviously, when the garments are packed in a suit case or the like, they are rumpled and require pressing. Also the space occupied by suit cases limits the space available for other desired purposes.
It is, therefore, an objectof this invention to provide a device for carrying garments in the trunks of an automobile without occupying an appreciable amount of space.
A further object is to provide a device by means of which garments can be carried in the trunk of an automobile without occupying an disarrangement, and Without interfering with the space allotted for other purposes.
These and other objects are attained by the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and illustrated by the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof, and in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the device applied to a trunk cover and in a position to receive garments. v
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device closed and in a position to enable the trunk cover to be closed.
Referring to the drawings, there is shown in Fig. 1 a trunk cover I of an automobile. Attached to the cover I is a substantially rectangular band 2 or tape which is flexible and has at intermediate portions metal strips 3 which are secured to the cover by welding, soldering or the like. The flexible strip or band 2 has its free edge provided with elements of a slide fastener as shown at 4.
Welded to and projecting from the cover I is a bar 5 adapted to receive a plurality of coat hangers II. When garments are on the hangers II, a backboard 8 holds the lower parts of the garments in place, the back board 8 being 'hingedly connected to the cover I.
Connected to the lower portion of the band 2 is a sheet 9 having fastening elements I0 adapted to cooperate with the elements 4, in the well known manner of slide fasteners.
After the garments have been placed on the hangers, the sheet 9 is moved up to cover the garments, and the slide fastener elements 4 and I0 are caused to engage each other, thus forming a pocket to protect the garments. At one side of the cover there is fastened a strap 1 which has a hole at its free end through which passes a hook 6 on the other side of the cover I. The strap 1 assists in holding the garments securely in place.
From the above description it will be seen that there has been provided a simple and efiective device for carrying garments in the cover of a trunk of an automobile. The garments are carried substantially at full length, and consequently there is a minimum of rumpling and disarrangement.
Obviously, the device can be readily applied to any automobile trunk cover by welding or soldering the parts 3 and the hanger support 5 to the trunk cover. The back board 8 need not be connected to the trunk cover I, as it can be a separate element connected to the band 2. It is clear that the device enables proper carrying of garments and occupies a minimum of space in the trunk,
the bar 5 being designed to carry about six hangers, although it can carry more.
It will be seen from the above that there has been provided a simple and effective garment carrying device for automobiles, which does not interfere with the normal functions of the trunk,
and at the same time enables garments to be transported in an automobile without rumpling or other disarrangement.
The above description is to be regarded as illustrative and not limitative of the invention, of which modifications can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
The invention having been described, what is claimed is:
1. In combination with a hinged lid of an automobile luggage compartment, means attached to the inside face of the lid and cooperating therewith to form a closed chamber for receiving garments, said means comprisingan element secured to the inner face of the lid at one end thereof for receiving garment hangers, a band secured along the perimeter of the lid and on the inside face of the lid and defining an opening for access to said chamber, a cover for said chamber swingably secured to the opposite end of the lid, and peripheral means detachably securing said cover to' said band.
2. In combination with a hinged lid of an automobile trunk, means for attachment to the inside face of the lid and cooperating therewith to form a closed garment compartment for garments diposed fiatwise against the inner face of the lid. said. means comprising a bar for receiving garment hangers secured to the free end of the lid, a backboard hingedly secured to the lid at its hinged end, a band secured along the perimeter of the lid, a flexible cover for said compartment, interengaging fastening means carried by the band and cover to secure said cover in closed position, and a strap extending across said cover and detachably secured to the sides of the lid.
3. In combination with a hinged lid of an auto-' mobile trunk, means attached to the inside face of the lid and cooperating therewith to form a? closed garment compartment for garments dis posed flatwise against the inner face of the lid,
said means comprising a bar for receiving garment hangers supported at th e ,free end otthe lid, a backboard secured to the hinged rid of the lid, a band secured along the perimeti' 'ofi the lid, a cover for said compartment and interengaging fastening means carried by the band and cover to secure said cover in closed position.
STANLEY C. MYERS.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
N were STATESi m th'r's Number Name Date 1,120,215 Meyer Dec. 8, 191-1 1 1,43%,359 Qollins Oct. 31, 1922 1,473,161 Rogers Nov. 6, 1923 2,236,428 Haas Mar. 25, 1941 2469,9519 Ford May 3, 1949 2,43,47-8 Sfirlker Oct. 4, 1949