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Publication numberUS2688354 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 7, 1954
Filing dateMay 18, 1953
Priority dateMay 18, 1953
Publication numberUS 2688354 A, US 2688354A, US-A-2688354, US2688354 A, US2688354A
InventorsBerger Frederick
Original AssigneeBerger Frederick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sewn receptacle and method for making the same
US 2688354 A
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F. BERGER Sept. 7, 1954 SEWN RECEPTACLE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME Fil ed May 18. 1953 Fig. 5

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61: flrneasy Patented Sept. 7, 1954 OFFICE SEWN REGEPTACLE AND ME HOD FOR MAKING THE SAME Frederick Berger, Valley Stream, N. Y. Application May is, 1953, Serial No. 355,803

6 Claims; 1v

The present invention relatesto a receptacle; and more particularly to a receptacle of the'case or bag type having a tubular section with a wall sewn thereto to close an opening thereof, andto methods for making the same.

Receptacles made of leather or leather substitutes of the type which have one tubular wall and other wall sections connected to such tubular wall by sewinghave heretofore been made in one of two ways; namely, either by hand' stitching or by machine stitching. Hand stitching, which is by far the mostdecorative, most desirabl and the most expensive, because of the high cost of skilled labor, generally was formed with a single line of stitchesthat connected-directly both of the wall sections to one another and which was exposed on the surface of both of the-"connected wall sections. In the machine sewn articles, only a single line of stitching was employed, which was visible only on the surface of one of the connected wall sections, without any stitching appearing on the surface of the other. This characteristic of machine sewn articles, which, of course, wereless costly, was easily recognized to distinguish it as a cheaper product from the hand sewn form of thesame article.

It is the object of the present invention to provide receptacles of the character described which are wholly machine sewn, but in which lines of stitches appear on the surfaces of both wall sections of the article, to give it the appearance of a hand sewn article, thereby enhancing its esthetic appearance as well as'its sale value.

It-i's another object of the present invention to devise a method by which a machine sewn article of the character described may be formed to have the appearance of hand sewing.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide methods of the character described which are easy and economical to practice and make the assembly of the articles easy and economical to carry out.

It is a still further object of the present invention to provide articles of the character described which are of strong, sturdy and durable construction;

The foregoing and other advantages and superiorities of the products and methods of themesent invention will become more readily apparent to those skilled in the art from the one embodir'nentof a product of the present invention shown in the accompanying drawing and from the description following. It is to be understood, however, that such ernbodimeni') isshown by way of illustration my; to make the principles and mate 2. tice of the'inventio'n more readily comprehensible and without any intent of limiting the invention to the specific details therein shown.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of areceptaclain-th'e form-of a case or bag,.having wall sections connected to one another by stitching, made in accordance with the present invention; partly broken away to show structural details;

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary, exploded view' of the upper portion of the bag or case'of Fig. 1-; and

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary, enlarged, sectional view' taken-on line- 3-3 of Fig. 1.

As heretofore made; a bag or case such as illus trated in the accompanying drawing, when hand sewn, was formed by placing the top and/o'r'bdttom wall over the edge of the'side walls and by hand stitchingthe two wall sections by diagonal stitching that extended through both walls and which appeared on the surfaces .of both walls. In forming such bags or cases by machine sewing, the tubular side wall was formed with an in'-' wardly extending flange and the top and/or bottom wall was secured :by sewing to the flange with out thestitches appearing anywhere on the side wall.

In the illustrated embodiment the case or bag, which may be'formed' of leather or any substitute for leather capable of receiving sewn stitches; is shown as comprising a: cylindrical or tubular side wall, if having a slit, 'H', fomi'ed' therein, in the upper portion thereof, extending substantially transversely thereof and leaving a relatively small un-slitted connecting portion, I52, serving as .a hinge between the separated upper and'lowerpart of the wall I0. A slide fastener, 13, connects the edges-of the slit I lto form a'closu-re for'the case.

The case comprises'further a top wall, l4, and a bottom wall, 1.5, which may preferably eachbe formed and secured to the side wall In in the same manner. The top wall and the bottomwall each compriseta layer surface, ll, which may be of leather or other suitable surface forming ma terial, a stiffening layer, H], as of cardboard, which may be adhesively secured to' the surface layer ii, and a lining layer; [19;

To assemble the bag, the side walll'll, which may be lined 0n the inside for stiffening if desired, is formed with anextension, 2 0, which is preferably unlined and which is re-entrantly in wardly bent and secured in the inwardly folded position by a line of machine sewn stitching, 2-1 which is passedthrough the extension 20 and are body of thewall Ill at asuitably short distance from the end edge, 22, of the wall It, sufficient to form a well to accommodate the thickness of the layers H and [8 of the top wall I4, and also at a distance from the end of the extension 20, leaving a flap, 23. This flap 23 is then bent sideways and inwardly away from the wall H] to form a shelf, upon which the preassembled top or bottom wall sections Hi or IE may be placed.

The top and bottom wall elements I! and I8 may preferably be adhesively preassembled, and the stiffening element [8 may have its underside adhesively coated before insertion into the end of the cylindrical wall [0. The inner surface of the liner may also be adhesively coated and thereafter inserted from the inside, as through the slit H, and brought up against the undersides of the flap 23. The top or bottom wall 14 or E and the lining [9 may be thus adhesively secured to one another as well as to both sides of the shelf formed by the flap 23. This may be done by the insertion of a suitable block into the cylinder over which the aforementioned, adhesively coated portions may be hammered against one another. The block may then be removed and a second line of machine sewn stitching, 25, may be formed adjacent the edges of the top or bottom wall It or [5 passing through the sections [1 and I8 of the top or bottom wall, through the flap 23 and through the liner [9.

It will be apparent that the lines of stitching 2| and 25, although they are separately separate, are disposed close enough to the edge of the corner of the receptacle to simulate a single diagonal hand-formed line of stitching, to thereby enhance the appearance and the commercial value of the article.

While the products and method of the present invention have been illustrated by the description and showing of a circular case, it Will readily be understood that the same invention may be readily practiced with bags or cases of other shapes such as rectangular or other polygonal shape or even of irregular shape.

This completes the description of the products and methods of the present invention. It will be readily apparent that the present invention provides a machine sewn receptacle or case of highly attractive appearance, simulating a hand sewn article, by the provision of two rows of stitches positioned to simulate diagonally formed hand stitching. It will also be apparent that the product of the present invention is strong and sturdy and that it may be produced by simple and easy methods that are economical to practice and do not require any special machinery or any special skill or training on the part of the operator.

It will be further apparent that numerous modifications and variations in the products and the methods of the present invention may be made by anyone skilled in the art, in accordance with the principles of the invention hereinabove set forth and without the use of any inventive ingenuity. I desire, therefore, to be protected for any and all such variations and modifications that may be made within the spirit of the present invention and the scope of the claims hereto appended.

What I claim is:

l. A receptacle comprising a tubular wall portion and a second wall in an end opening of said tubular wall portion, said tubular wall portion formed with an extension at said end re-entrantly bent on the inside thereof and having a line of stitching passing therethrough and through said re-entrantly bent extension adjacent their fold line and spaced from the end edge of said extension, the free end portion of said re-entrantly bent extension being laterally offset in shelf-like formation, said second wall portion inserted into said tubular wall portion over said offset shelf and a line of stitching passing through said second wall portion and through said offset shelf to secure said second wall portion to said tubular wall.

2. A receptacle comprising a tubular wall portion and a second wall portion arranged in an end opening of said tubular wall portion, said tubular wall portion formed with an extension at said end re-entrantly bent on the inside thereof and having a line of stitching passing therethrough and through said re-entrantly bent extension adjacent the fold line and spaced from the end edge of the extension, the free end portion of said re-entrantly bent extension being laterally offset in shelf-like formation, said second wall portion inserted into said tubular wall portion and adhesively secured to the said offset extension portion, and a line of stitching passing through said second wall portion and through said offset shelf to secure said second wall portion to said tubular wall.

3. A receptacle comprising a tubular wall portion and a second wall portion arranged in an end opening of said tubular wall portion, said tubular wall portion formed with an extension at its said end re-entrantly bent on the inside thereof and having a line of stitching passing therethrough and through said re-entrantly bent extension adjacent their fold line and spaced from the end edge of said extension, the free end portion of said re-entrantly bent extension being laterally offset in shelf-like formation, said top wall portion including a face member and a liner member, said face member disposed within said tubular wall over the outer surface of said laterally offset extension end, said liner disposed within said tubular wall against the inner faces of said laterally offset extension end and a line of stitching passing through said face member, said laterally offset extension end and said liner.

4. A receptacle comprising a tubular wall portion and a second wall portion arranged in an end opening of said tubular wall portion, said tubular wall portion formed with an extension at its said end re-entrantly bent on the inside thereof and having a line of stitching passing therethrough and through said re-entrantly bent extension adjacent their fold line and spaced from the end edge of said extension, the free end portion of said re-entrantly bent extension being laterally offset in shelf-like formation, said top wall portion including a face member and a liner member said face member and said liner member adhesively secured by their inner face to one another and respectively to the outer and inner face of said offset extension portion and a line of stitching passing through said face member, said shelf-like formation and said liner to secure said second wall to said tubular wall.

5. The method for forming a sewn receptacle comprising the steps of forming a tubular wall having an end extension, folding said end extension inwardly into said tubular wall, passing an annular line of stitching through said tubular wall and through said folded extension adjacent their fold line and spaced from the free end of the extension, forming a second wall portion to fit snugly in said tubular wall portion, laterally offsetting the free end of said tubular wall exan annular line of stitching through said tubular 1 wall and said extension adjacent their fold line and spaced from the free end of the extension, forming a second wall portion to fit snugly in said tubular wall portion including a face member and a liner member, laterally offsetting 15 the free end of said tubular wall extension, inserting the said face member into said tubular wall against the outer face of said laterally offset extension portion, inserting said liner into said tubular wall against the inner face of said laterally offset extension portion, and passing a line of stitching through said face member, said laterally ofiset extension portion and through said liner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/107, 383/907, 383/66
International ClassificationA45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/00, Y10S383/907
European ClassificationA45C3/00