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June 2, 1953 -J. M. KUHLIK TRAVELING BAG FOR SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING MACHINES Filed June 11, 1951 .E T T- L INVENTOR. BY L/Aco M. /z/f/L//f mfr Patented June 2, 1953 TRAVELING BAG FOR SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING MACHINES Jacob M. Kuhlik, Sea Gate, N. Y., assignor to Hattie B. Kuhlik, Sea Gate, N. Y.
Application June 11, 1951, Serial No. 230,890
This invention relates to a traveling bag or case for carrying a portable sound recording and reproducing machine or the like.
A prime object of the present invention is to provide a traveling bag that completely conceals the machine and its detachable portable microphone yet permits sound waves to penetrate to the microphone.
Another object is to provide a bag of this kind that does not warn or arouse the suspicion of the viewer as to its contents.
Another object is to provide a bag of this kind A with means for holding the exibly connected microphone in a convenient and practical manner yet concealed from view.
Another object is to provide a bag of this kind with convenient means for starting the machine from the inside or outside of the bag.
Another object is to provide a bag of this kind with means for preventing noises from the machine from being picked up by the microphone.
Another object is to provide a bag of this kind with means for supporting the microphone in outside exposed position if desired.
Another object is to provide a bag of this kind that is simple in construction, convenient to handle and highly efiicient for its intended purpose, and attractive in appearance.
The invention will be better understood from the description thereof to follow taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which- Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a bag embodying one form of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary side View of the upper portion of the rear wall of the bag.
Fig. 3 is a top plan sectional View taken on the plane of the line 3 3 of Fig. l.
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken on the plane of the line 4 4 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary vside view of the upper portion of the front wall embodying a modified form of the invention, looking from the front.
Fig. 6 is a similar view looking from the rear.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary bottom plan view of the bottom wall of the bag embodying another modied form of the invention.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary side view of the upper portion of the front wall of the bag, looking from the front, embodying still another modification of the invention. l
Fig. 9 is a transverse sectional View taken on the plane of the line 9 9 of Fig. 8.
The bag illustrated is preferably formed of heavy leather or other suitable material and 3 Claims. (Cl. 179-1001) comprises a front wall I0, a rear wall II, bottom wall I2 and end walls I3, I3, all joined together by the usual method known to the industry. The front and rear walls curve inwardly slightly at the top andthe upper portions of the end walls I3, I3 are gathered as indicated at I4 to permit the upper portions of the front and rear walls to flex in opening and closing.
The bag shown is of the full opening type. The upper free edge of the rear wall Il is reinforced with a bar I5 which extends at each end downwardly over the' adjacent end wall I3. A similar bar I6 reinforces the upper free edge of the front wall I0 and has depending portions at its ends. Bar I6 is adapted to nest inside bar I5 and the depending ends of the bars are pivotally connected by a pin I 'I thereby permitting the upper portions of the front and rear wall to separate and spread apart to fully open the bag. The bars are suitably covered with leather.
A fiap I8 fastened at one end to the top central portion of the rear wall II carries a lug device I9 which is adapted to coact with a latching or looking device 20 for locking the bag in closed position.
A carrying handle 2| has its ends supported on cross bars 22 positioned between spaced pairs of posts 23 mounted on plates 24 secured to the bar I5. The handle may be conveniently grasped for carrying the bag about as will be understood.
The walls of the bag are spaced apart to provide a continuous interior space 25 for receiving a portable sound recording and reproducing machine 26 of ordinary construction. When the bag is closed the machine is completely hidden from view. The machine is provided with the usual strap handle 21 for carrying it around and has a projecting knob 28 for starting and stoping the machine.
A pocket 29 is formed on one of the end walls I3 and may be fastened to the adjacent wall by a button 30 on the pocket coacting with a stud 3I mounted on the end wall. The outer wall of the pocket is formed with a plurality of pin holes 32 to permit sound waves to reach the inside.- The sound waves can also reach the inside of the pocket through the top of the pocket. The pocketis adapted to receive and hide a microphone 33 of ordinary construction for picking up the sound waves that penetrate into the interior of the pocket. The microphone is connected to one end of a fiexible conductor 34 which extends through an opening 35 in the end wall I3 and which supports an ordinary plug 36 at its other end for connecting the microphone to the machine 26.
The rear Wall II of the bag is formed with a hand hole or opening 31 so that the hand of the operator may be thrust inside the bag for turning the switch knob 28 to start or stop the machine. The opening 31 is concealed from view by a ap 38 which has buttons 39 adapted to engage studs 49 on the rear Wall for fastening the flap thereto.
In order to prevent the microphone 33 from picking up noises from the machine 26, itis preferable to place an insert 4I in the form lof a` strip or block of sound insulating material, between the machine and the end Wall I3 which supports the pocket 29. This insert Will absorb all noises from the machine and prevent themV from kbeing picked up by the microphone. It will be understood that instead of an insert, the sound insulating material may form a lining for the inside surface oi' the end Wall., orv the'material ofthe bag itself may be of sound insulatingl quality, to
. prevent the noises from the machine emanating to the outside.
In Figs. 5 and 6, amodied. arrangement for supporting the microphone 33 is shown. In this form instead of the end pocket 2S, the microphone may be supported by apairof spaced clips 42 mounted on thel inner surface of the iront Wall I0.l adjacent its upper edge. phone may be readily mounted anddemounted by means of the clips, but any other suitable means for supporting the microphone may 'be used. The front `wallI 0 of the ,bag adjacent .the clips is'punched with holes 43 to permit sound waves from the outside ofthe bag toreach the 'microphone A sound insulating insert, such as the insert 4I, may be interposed between the microphone and the machine.
Instead of supporting the. microphone on the end Wall I3 or'upper edge of the front wall I0, I may support it byiplacing itI loosely on the bottom wall I2, in whichcase the bottom Wall Will be punched with holes 44 to permit the sound waves to reach the interior of the bag and the microphone, such as inthe modified form of bag shown in Fig. 7.
In Figs. 8 `and 9 is shown a modified arrangement for actuating the switch knob 28 in order to start or stop thermachine. In place Yofv the hand hole 3l' in the rear wall II for inserting the hand, a flexible chain 45 isy passed Vthrough openings 46 in the endsofz'the knob 28 and the ends ofthe chainpassed through openings 41 in the front wall I0 -ofVv the bag so that they can be grasped bythe operator and pulled in the proper directions for opening or closing the Yswitch knob 2B to start or stop the 'machine The openings 41 inthe front wall may be positioned so that they are hidden by the flap I 8.
It Will be seen that I have provided a traveling bag that completely conceals-the machine and parts from view, yet is practical and eicient and is neat and futuristic in appearance.
A strip or strap formed of leather as indicated at 48 may be provided on the end Wall I3 adjacentthe top of the pocket y29 for supporting the microphone 36in exposedposition if it is so desired.
It will be understood of course that the openings for permitting theV sound waves to reach the The microv rand it is desired to be limited only bythe state of the prior art and the appended claims.
1. A sound recording and reproducing machine outfit comprising a bag having front, rear, bottorn and end Walls and being open at the top, said front Wall having openings therein, means for closing the opening at the top, a sound recordingand :reproducing machine on the bottom wall inside said bag, a perforated pocket on the outer surface of one of said end walls, a microphone in said pocket, means for operatively yconnecting said'fmicrophone to the machine, Vsound deadening material interposed between said microphone and said machine, and flexible means connected to the machine and protruding outwardly through the openings in the front ,walll for starting and stopping the machine.
2. A sound recording and reproducing machine outfit comprising a bag having front, rear, bottom and end walls and being open at the top. said front wall having openings therein, means for closing the opening at the top, aV sound recording and reproducing machine on the bottom Wall inside said bag. a perforated pocket on the .outer surface of one of said end walls, a microlsaid front Wall having openings therein, means `for closing the opening at the top, .a sound recording and reproducing machine on the bottom wall inside saidA bag, a perforated pocket on the surface of one of said end walls, a microphone in said pocket, means for operatively connecting said microphone to the machine, sound deadening material interposed between said microphone andzsaid machine, and means for starting and stopping the machine.
JACOB M. KUHLIK.
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