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Publication numberUS2665728 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 12, 1954
Filing dateJan 28, 1952
Priority dateJan 28, 1952
Publication numberUS 2665728 A, US 2665728A, US-A-2665728, US2665728 A, US2665728A
InventorsSidney Hyman
Original AssigneeSidney Hyman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lady's handbag or the like
US 2665728 A
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Jan. 12, 1954 s. HYMAN 2,665,728

LADYS HANDBAG 0R THE LIKE Filed Jan. 28, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVEN TOR. SIDNEY HYMAN Jan. 12, 1954 s. HYMAN 2,665,728

LADYS HANDBAG OR THE LIKE Filed Jan. 28, 1952 2 Sheet-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. SIDNEY HYMAN Patented Jan. 12, 1954 `UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE LADY'S HANDBAG 0R THE LIKE Sidney Hyman, New York, N. Y.

Application January 28, 1952, Serial No. 268,509

(Cl. 15G- 28) 2 Claims. l

This invention relates to new and useful improvements :in ladies handbags or the like.

The present invention proposes the formation of ladies' handbags having perimetral shells bent toshape from elongated strips of material to have an open top and an open bottom with a xedly mounted bottom wall closing the open bottom and with a pivotally mounted closure flap closing the open top and to the outer face of which a handle is secured so that the handbags may be conveniently carried about.

Still further, the present invention proposes the addition of a pocket on the inner face of the closure nap for carrying a mirror, a comb or other similar articles, commonly carried in handbags, as an integral part of the closure flap.

Another object of the present invention proposes the provision of means on the perimetral shells for engagement with the closure flaps in a manner to maintain the closure flaps in their closed positions.

As a still further object, the present invention proposes bending the elongated strips of material used for forming the perimetral shells of the handbags to the desired shapes about the bottom walls and to bring their end edges into adjacent contact and to provide the closure aps with tail portions depended along the outer faces of the perimetral shells over the meeting end edges of the elongated strips of material to be secured thereto at opposite sides of the meeting edges in a manner to maintain the meeting end edges in abutment.

The present invention further proposes several different ways of mounting the bottom walls securely in position closing the open bottoms of the perimetral shells formed of the elongated strips of material. i

1t is a further object of the present invention to construct ladies handbags of the type disclosed which are simple and durable, which are effective for their intended purposes and which can be manufactured and offered for sale at a reasonable cost. v

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

0n the accompanying drawings forming a material part of the present disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a ladys handbag constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. l, but showing the handbag with the closure ap in an open position.

Fig. 3 is a rear elevational view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a partial enlarged transverse vertical sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a partial enlarged horizontal sectional view taken on the line 5--5 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 6 is a partial enlarged transverse sectional view of the closure flap taken on the line 8-6 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 7 is a developed view of the blank used for forming the perimetral shell.

Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. l, but illustrating the handbag constructed in accordance with a modification of the present invention.

Fig. 9 is a view similar to Fig. 8, but showing the closure flap in its open position.

Fig. 10 is a rear elevational view of Fig. 8.

Fig. 11 is a partial enlarged transverse vertical sectional view taken on the line l l-I I of Fig. 9.

Fig. l2 is an enlarged partial sectional perspective view of the blank used for forming the perimetralshell of the form of the handbag illushandbag, is comprised of an elongated strip of' material 22. The strip of material 22 is preferably cardboard or some other easily worked, relatively inexpensive material having suilicient rigidness to impart the desired shape to the handbag. Extended along what is to be the outer face of the strip material 22, there is a co-extensive sheet of resinous plastic material 23 which is suitably colored. The sheet of resinous plast-ic material 23 is secured to the one face of the sheet of material 22 by lines of stitches 24 extended parallel to the longitudinal side edges of the blank 2D.

After securement of the sheet of resinous plastic material 23, the blank 2D' is folded parallel to its longitudinal edges along the dot and dash lines A and B shown in Fig. '7. The fold lines A and B divide the blank 20 into a centrally longitudinally extended outer wall portion 25, a longitudinally extended inwardly and downwardly exi tended inner flange portion 26 and a longitudinally extended inwardly and upwardly extended inner flange portion 21. As best shown in Fig. 4, the inwardly and downwardly extended ange portion 26 is considerably Wider than the inwardly and upwardly extended ange portion 21 with the width of the inwardly and downwardly extended inner flange portion 26 determining the depth of the handbag. The ange portions 26 and 21 are securely attached to the inner face of the outer wall portion 25 by interposed layers of mucilage 28, see Figs. 4 and 5.

The adjacent edges of the ilange portions 26 and 2'| are spaced from each other a distance corresponding to the thickness of the .material of which the bottom wall 2| is formed. That spacing leaves a groove 29 the full length of the interior face of the folded blank 28. The length of the folded blank and the circumference of the bottom wall 2| are equal so that with the folded blank engaged about the bottom wall 2|, to form the perimetral wall 20, the end edges of the blank 20 will be brought into adjacency as shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 5. When so bent, the

peripheral edges of the bottom wall 2| will be f snugly .tted into the groove 29 to lock the bottom wall 2| in position between the adjacent edges of the ange portions 26 and 21, see Fig. 4. The bottom wall 2| is cut to the desired shape from a piece of rigid cardboard or other similar material.

Provided for closing the open top of the perimetral shell 20, there is a closure flap 30 formed of a relatively rigid but bendable piece of resinous plastic material having the same peripheral shape as the bottom wall 2|. However, the closure ap 30 is slightly larger than the bottom Wall 2| to have its peripheral edges rest on the top edges of the perimetral shell 20 in the closed position thereof. edges of the perimetral shell 2D, the closure flap 30 is formed with a depending tail portion 3| which is extended along the outer face of the outer wall portion over the meeting end edges of the shell 20. the shell 2|) by a plurality of rivets 32. The rivets, as best shown in Figs. 3 and 5, are located on opposite sides of the meeting end edges of the shell 20 to retain it in the desired bent shape with theperipheral edges of the bottom wall 2| engaged within the groove 29.

The closure flap is arranged to pivot between open and closed positions about its integral junction with the tail portion 3|. Positioned against the inner face of the closure ap 30 there is a substantially crescent shaped sheet of resinous plastic material 33 which is secured in position by a decorative metallic binding strip 34 which is crimped in position about the peripheral edges of the closure ilap 30. 'Ihe sheet of material 33 provides a pocket for a small mirror 35, see Fig. 2. In addition, the sheet of material 33 is formed with spaced slits 36 through which into a small pocket comb 31 is fitted.

Means is provided for releasably retaining the closure flap 3|] in a closed position on the perimetral shell 20. The closure means is characterized by a tab 38 of elongated formation and which has one end secured to the outer face of the perimetral shell 20, opposite the tail portion 3| of the closure flap, by several rivets 39. The free end of the tab 38 is provided with a snap fastener element 40 engageable in the closed position of the closure flap 30, with a complementary snap fastener element 4| mounted on the Directly over the meeting end f The tail portion 3| is secured to top face of the closure flap 30. Thus, when the fastener elements 40 and 4| are engaged the closure flap 30 will be retained in the closed position shown in Fig. 1.

Mounted on the top outer face of the closure flap 30, there is an inverted U-shaped member 42 to which a handle 43 is secured and by which the handbag can be conveniently carried in the closed position of the closure flap 30.

Engaged about the outer periphery of the perimetral shell 20, adjacent the bottom thereof, there is a decorative strip 44 which has its ends inserted between the adjacent faces of the outer wall portion25 and the tail portion 3|. Those f inserted ends of the decorative strip 44 are secured Yin position by the same rivets 32 which secure the bottom end of the tail portion 3| in position, see Fig. 3. The longitudinal edges of the decorative strip 44 are bent inward along the inner face thereof and secured in position by spaced lines of stitches 45. The decorative strip is made of resinous plastic material and is drawn tightly about the periphery of the shell 20 to have good frictional contact with the outer face of the sheet of plastic material 23 to be retained in position about the shell 2l) by that frictional contact.

Referring now to the modification of the invention shown in Figs. 8 to 12, the handbag differs from the previous form primarily in the formation of the perimetral shell |20 which is shaped of the blank |20 fragmentarily shown in Fig. 12. The blank |20 is formed of an outer sheet of material |2| along the outer face of which a sheet of resinous plastic material |22 is secured by an interposed layer of mucilage |23. The bottom edges of the sheet of material 2| and the sheet of resinous material |22 are iinished by a strip of resinous binding material |24 secured in position by a line of stitches |25. Positioned against the inner face of the sheet of material |2|, there is an elongated sheet of material |26. The sheet of material |26 is narrower than the sheet of material |2| and has its top edge flush with the top edge of the sheet of material |2|, see Figs. 11 and 12. The top edges of the sheet of material |2|, the sheet of resinous plastic material |22 and the sheet of material |26 are finished oft' and secured together by a strip of resinous binding material |21 secured in position by a line of stitches |28.

The bottom edge of the sheet of material |26 is spaced from the adjacent edge of the strip of resinous binding material |24 by a distance equal to the thickness of the material of the bottom wall 2| leaving a groove 28. When the blank |20' is bent to shape about the peripheral edges of the bottom wall 2|', the peripheral edges o! the bottom wall 2| are snugly received within the groove 29 so that the bottom Wall is xedly retained in position by the adjacent edges of the strip of resinous binding material |24 and the sheet of material |26.

The sheets of material 2| and |26 are preferably formed of cardboard or other similar substantially rigid easily bendable material.

The closure ap 38 and its depending tail p ortion 3| are nished all about their peripheral edges by an elongated strip of resinous binding material |34 secured in position by a line of stitches |35. The binding material |34 also secures the sheet of material 33 in position against the inner face of the closure ap 30.

In all other respects, the modification of the -invention illustrated in Figs. 8 to 12 is similar 5 to that described in connection with the iirst form of the invention and like reference nu- `rnerals are usedto identify like parts.

While I have illustrated andV described the preierred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to allchanges and modifications coming Within the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to. secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A ladys handbag or the like, comprising a perimetral shell open at its top and bottom, a bottom Wall closing the 4open bottom of said shell, a closure fiap including an integral depending tail extended over the outer face of the perimetral shell and hinged to said shell for closing the open top thereof, means releasably retaining said closure flap in its closed position, anda carrying handle attached to the outer face of said closure nap, said perimetral shell having a groove in its inner face adjacent its bottom edge into Which the peripheral edges of said bottom Wall are engaged, said perimetral shell having an Aouter sheet of material, a strip `of binding material secured to the bottom edge of said outer sheet of material, an inner sheet of material positioned against the inner face of said outer sheet of material, means securing together the top edges of said inner and outer sheets of material, said inner sheet of material being spaced from the adjacent edge of said strip of material by a distance equal to the thickness ,of the material of said bottom wall providing said groove in Which the peripheral edges of` said bottom wall are snugly fitted.

2. A ladys handbag or the like, comprising a perimetral shell open at its top and bottom, a bottom Wall closing the open bottom .of said shell, a closure flap hinged to said shell for clos v ing the open top thereof, means releasably retaining said closure lap in its closed positioin and a carrying handle attached to the outer face of said closure flap, said perimetral shell having a groove in its inner face adjacent its bottom edgeinto which the peripheral edges of said bottom Wall are engaged, said perimetral shell having an outer sheet of material, a strip of binding material secured to the bottom edge of said outer sheet of material, an inner sheet of material positioned against the inner face of said outer sheet of material, means securing together the top edges of said inner and outer sheets of material, said inner sheet of material being spaced from the adjacent edge of said strip of material by a distance equal to the thickness of the material of said bottom Wall providing said groove in which the peripheral edges of said bottom Wall are snugly iitted, said securing means comprising a strip of binding material folded into position about the top edges of said inner and .outer sheets of material and secured in position by a line of stitches.`

SIDNEY .l-IYMAN.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 444,272 Benn Jan. 6, 1891 1,296,421 Miller et al. Mar. 4, 1919 1,435,704 Fisher i- Nov. 14, 1922 2,282,408 Lowe May 12, 1942 2,573,766 Hyman Nov. 6, 1951

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/110, 150/118, 150/129, 150/106, D03/242, 150/127, 150/128
International ClassificationA45C3/00, A45C3/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/06
European ClassificationA45C3/06