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Publication numberUS2659404 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1953
Filing dateFeb 8, 1952
Priority dateFeb 8, 1952
Publication numberUS 2659404 A, US 2659404A, US-A-2659404, US2659404 A, US2659404A
InventorsVirginia Kelsey
Original AssigneeVirginia Kelsey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination beach towel and beach bag
US 2659404 A
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Nov. 17, 1953 v. KELSEY 2,659,404

COMBINATIONBEACH TOWEL AND BEACH BAG Filed Feb. 8, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 fr: ver'z to)":

by M M Her- Yttorneys.

Patented Nov. 17, 1953 COMBINATION BEACH TOWEL AND BEACH BAG Virginia Kelsey, Delmar, N. Y.

Application February 8, 1952, Serial No. 270,546

1 Claim. (01. 150-1) This invention relates to an improved type of beach bag, having particular reference to a combination beach towel and beach robe arrangement adapted, when properly folded and secured in position, to provide a beach bag for carrying aris intended.

More specifically, it is an object of the inven tion to provide a beach bag formed from an elongated rectangular sheet of suitable material folded along a plurality of lines extended transversely of the sheet and having the lateral edges of the folded sheet disposed in juxtaposed relation, with means for detachably holding the lateral edges of the sheet in proximity to each other when so folded, means forming a carrying handle secured to the folded sheet in a zone adjacent that portion thereof forming the top of the bag, and means secured to the folded sheet and laterally surrounding and cooperating therewith to form a pocket of substantial depth around the lower portion of the folded sheet.

Yet more specifically, it is an object of the invention to provide a combined beach bag and towel made of an elongated rectangular sheet of terry cloth, or the like, having one end thereof overfolded and secured in such position by stitching at the lateral marginal edges thereof to form a pocket extending transversely of the sheet at such end, with aligned carrying handles secured to the sheet adjacent the lateral marginal edges thereof and extending transversely therefrom substantially parallel to the ends of the sheet, and in spaced parallel disposed relation to the top of the pocket, and tie strings secured to the pocket adjacent the ends thereof, in order that the sheet, when folded along transversely extending parallel disposed lines, may be transversely folded and secured in folded position by the tie strings to form a beach bag structure with the carrying handles at the top thereof.

Other specific objects of the invention are the provision of such an article in which the pocket is divided into a plurality of smaller pockets by lines of stitching extending longitudinally of the sheet, the pockets preferably being lined with water-proof material; in which the pocket forming means is an overfolded portion of the sheet;

I in which the bag is provided with a tie string surrounding the same in a zone intermediate the top of the pocket and the handle, or handles, and in which the means detachably securing the lateral edges of the folded sheet together comprises tie strings.

Other objects of the invention will in part be obvious and will in part appear hereinafter.

The invention accordingly comprises the feature of construction, combination of elements, and arrangement of parts, which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the claim. I

For a fuller understanding of the nature and objects of the invention reference should behad to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of the beach bag when opened up to provide a beach robe and towel;

Fig. 2 is a lateral edge view thereof;

Fig. 3 is a tie string, or rope, for securing the robe, or towel, when folded, in position;

Fig. 4 is an isometric view illustrating one manner of folding the robe, or towel to provide a bag;

Fig.5 is another isometric view illustrating a further folding arrangement to provide such a ba Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional View, somewhat enlarged, of a fragmentary portion of the robe, or towel, in the pocket area illustrated in Fig. 1, taken along the lines 66, and looking in the direction of the arrows, illustrating the pocket lines with a suitable waterproof material;

Fig. 7 is another isometric view, somewhat enlarged, illustrating a further step of folding the article depicted in Figs. 4 and 5;

Fig. 8 is an elevational View of the same, with articles therein, finally folded, or rolled into position and secured together to provide such a bag; and

Fig. 9 is a rear elevational view of Fig. 8.

Referring more particularly to the drawings there is shown at It) an elongated rectangular sheet of terry cloth, or the like, having one end portion I I overfolded upon itself. Preferably,

a marginal portion l2 of the free edge is back-.

folded upon the overfolded portion 1 I. The overfolded portions II and I2 are stitched, or otherwise secured, to the body of the sheet along opposite side edges as indicated at I3, I3 to provide a pocket for the reception of any suitable articles such as beach shoes, smaller towels, soap, compacts or the like.

Preferably this pocket is lined with any suitable type of water-proof material as indicated at I in Fig. 6 of the drawing.

Also, the pocket may be subdivided into two or more pockets by medial lines of stitching l5, l5, passing through the overfolded and back-folded portions II and I2, in the same manner as provided by the stitching l3, l3;

One or more' car'rfying handles l8; l6 may be secured'to the sheet by stitching n; n adjacent the lateral marginal edges thereof and endlng inwardly therefrom substantially parallel to the ends of the sheet, and in spacedparall'el disposed relation to the top of the" po'clit; or

pockets; generally indicated at I0. w Secured to the pocket, or pOcketaihwardly' a'zI jacent opposite side edges of the sheet are a pillfolded and suitably rolled into position; together a after the pockets have been filled with articles, if des r d-w s w l vmor 1 1 p arh rei a r- Such articles are illustrated', for example, at 20 in'dotted line position in Figs. 8 and 9. a

When the beachrobe or towel is ready for carrying purposesit may fir st be folded along a transverse line as shown in Fig. 4 so that the end 2|;opposite the overfolded portion II is underfolded; and the free edge 22 of the underfolded end .Zj lies approximately adjacent the carrying handles, 06 on the opposite side thereof. The overfolded portion 2| and theportion 23 adjacent thereto is then again folded along a transverse line as indicated by the dotted line 2! inthe zone of attachment of the handles l6, l6. Both portions II and 23 then overlie the remaining body vportion and the pocket, or pockets [8. The so folded article is then placed with the pocketsin a downward position and foldedlongitudinally as indicated generally at 25 and 26 in Big 7. Thereupon the edges provided by the folded over ends at 25 and 26 are brought into abutting relation so thatthetie strings 19 along each marginal' side, portion may attractively be tied together to form bows, as indicated in Fig. 8.

ln order to render a further attractiveappearance to the desired contour and configuration of the resulting rolled-up arrangement of the beach towel or robe to provide a beach bag embodied by the invention, a tie string or rope i1, as shown in the Fig. '3 is thentightly tied around the neck of the bag intermediate overfolded portion and the handles 16. Y

order further to enhance the attractiveness of the beach bag,- or towe1 the same maybe made in a variety of colors which will add to the eye appeal of the beach bag.

It will thus be seen that the objects hereinbefore set forth may readily be attained, and since certain changes may be made in the above article and different embodiments of the invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative alili pot in a-nmired sense.-

Itiaal'so tb be understood that" the following claim is intended to cover all of the generic and specific features of the invention which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall therebtysrn.

H Having described my invention what I claim as new emit-desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

, An article of,manufacture of the character dascritea' comprising an elongated, rectangular sheet of moisture absorbent cloth material for use as a combination peach robe, a towel and,

; when folded rolled; and se cured into position, a

beach: bag, to provide which said' sheet has "one .marginal end portiontheredf overffolde'd transversely of i ts longiltudinal axis with the sascent overf olded edges thereofsubstantially flush warren on w 9 vv vi n me stiteh e u ii h 1 1 51 e together to bi vide a completely accessible outside pocket, overfolded upon itself along lines parallel to said stitches and rolled into substantially circular position with respect as the vertical axis or said bag: a vrow o'f' s'titches intermediate said first named ib' 's radix/mania idem into compartand to secure said first overroided portion in position to a remaining inner portion or said sheet; "aid remainin iiinef 136ftidti 0'! Said sheet, be 'grmdzr upon itself transversely or, its longitudinal and disposed within' the outer confines or sa d pocket: opposite edges or said last flaifid' ot'erfol'dd fiockfi Being" in abutting riatio i riians securii'i'g said abutting edges togetherj and means secured to said sheet to 'iit'nd above said'oag to carr the same.

mm men.

neural-ea can a the file of as patent arm" same" PA'IEN'Is Number, Name Date 333,534) Moore Feb.- 26, 1889 4A4 ,Q29 Y er J n. 6. 1891 1 262 216. arr a June 11, 81 1 ,--2 8,10 i Reichmuth Nov. 26, 1958 1,1 7,0 9 K ller 3 2,507,842 Waddill May 16, 1950

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U.S. Classification383/4, 383/40, 2/69.5
International ClassificationA45C3/00, A45C3/10
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/10
European ClassificationA45C3/10