US 2652909 A
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A. KNELL Sept. 22, 1953 LUGGAGE HANDLE Filed June 27 1950 v, M W R m m 7 H A m M W Y u Patented Sept. 22, 1953 UNITED STATES 1 Claim.
This invention relates to luggage handles and more particularly to luggage handles adapted to be pivotally attached to a suit case, vanity case or the like.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a handle of the character indicated above having a substantially inverted U shape and being equipped on one of its legs with an outwardly extending pivot lug and in its other leg with a spring biased pivot pin axially slidable in said leg, the frame of the suit case or the like having a pair of oppositely arranged upwardly extending lugs provided with openings, the lug and pin of the handle being adapted to be inserted in said openings to secure the handle :pivotally on the case.
Another object of the invention is to provide a luggage handle of the character indicated above, preferably made of plastic, wherein the pivot lug is made integrally with one of the legs of the handle, and the other leg of which is provided with a bore adapted to receive slidably therein a helical spring and a pin.
The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved Luggage Handles whereby certain advantages are attained, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
In order that my invention may be better understood, I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side view in elevation partly shown in section of a luggage handle in accordance with the present invention attached to a fragmentarily shown frame of a suit case or the like.
Figure 2 is a left end View of the handle of Figure 1, omitting the suitcase frame and the attaching lugs.
The luggage handle H embodied herein has substantially the shape of an inverted U when said handle is in luggage carrying position and it is preferably made of plastic of any suitable kind. It comprises a bar Ill from each end of which a leg II and I2 respectively extends at a substantially right angle.
Each leg, at its end, has an outwardly facing circular face and a blind bore I3 extends radially from the outside into the leg II so as to run substantially parallel to the bar III. A helical spring I I is disposed loosely in said bore l3 and a pivot pin I is also inserted in the bore I3 so that the spring I4 urges it outwardly of the bore I3. Preferably the pin I5 is provided with a closed bore I6. The outer end portion of the spring I4 is located in said bore I6 and engages the closed inner end thereof. The blind bore I3 is disposed adjacent to the free end of the leg II.
On the leg I2 an outwardly extending pivot lug I l is formed or secured and disposed coaxially with the blind bore I3 in the leg I I.
On the upper longitudinal member I8 of the frame of a suit case or the like a pair of ears I9 and 20 respectively are arranged extending up-- wardly from said member I8 when it is in closed position.
The ears 20 and I9 have inner surfaces 2I and 22 respectively located oppositely to each other and in these surfaces openings 23 and 24 respectively are provided so that said openings are disposed coaxially with each other.
The above described luggage handle H is mounted on the suit case in the following manner. The lug I? on the leg I2 of the handle H is inserted into the opening 24 in the ear I9 of the frame member I8. The pin I5 is pushed into the blind bore I3, compressing the spring I4. The pin I 5 is held in this position by means of a thin blade tool (not shown) and the handle H is swung into position between the two ears I9 and 20. The blade tool is removed and the handle is disposed so that the bore I3 in the leg II and the opening 23 in the ear 20 will be coaxial with each other. The spring I 4 forces the outer end portion of the pin I5 into the ear 20 and the handle H is pivotally attached to the suit case or the like.
of substantially U-form having spaced legs, said legs having flat faces on the remote sides thereof a distance slightly less than the one end against the closed end thereof and urging the slidable pin outwardly into the adjacent aperture.
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