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Oct. 12, 1954 P. A. GIORDANO FISHERMANS UTILITY BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Obt. 6, 1952 Peter A. Giordano INVENTOR.
By @mwbi o 1954 P. A. GIORDANO- 2,691,400
FISHERMAN'S UTILITY BAG Filed Oct. 6, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.
BY onl fi% is Peter A. Giordano Patented Oct. 12, 1954 FISHERMANS UTILITY BAG Peter A. Giordano, White Plains, N. Y., assignor of'twenty-five per cent to Jack P. Giordano,
White Plains, N. Y.
Application October 6, 1952, Serial No. 313,300
3 Claims. (Cl. 150-28) This invention relates to new and useful improvements and structural refinements in bags and the principal object of the invention is to provide a general utility bag particularly adapted for use by fishermen in storing and carrying fish lures, hooks, leaders, knives and other fishing accessories.
Some of the advantages of the invention reside in its simple and durable construction, in its convenient operation and in its adaptability to economical manufacture.
With the above more important objects and features in view and such other objects and features asmay become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially of the arrangement and construction of parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention;
Figure 2 is front elevational view thereof with the closure flap in its open position;
Figure 3 is a sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the lin 3-3 in Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 4-4 in Figure 2;
Figure 5 is a fragmentary front elevational view, similar to that shown in Figure 2 but with portions of the bag partly broken away so as to reveal its construction, and
Figur 6 is a fragmentary sectional detail of a removable receptacle and its attaching means, as used in the invention,
Like characters of reference are employed to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, the invention is designated generally by the reference character I D and embodies in its construction a bag having a back wall l2, a front wall l4, a connecting edge wall l6 and a closure fiap I 8.
The bag is provided with a suitable shoulder strap which is stitched to opposite sides of the edge wall It and a pocket 22 is secured to the rear surface of the back wall l2 and is substantially coextensive therewith. A closure flap 24 is provided for the pocket 22 on the upper edge portion of the back wall l2, this flap being secured in a seam 26 whereby the aforementioned closure flap [8 is also secured to the back wall.
A transversely elongated pocket 28, provided at the front thereof with an inspection window 30, is disposed forwardly of the back wall 12 and is mounted in place by the aforementioned seam 26-,
the pocket 28 being provided at the top thereof with an openable flap 32 which is retained in a closed position by a plurality of fasteners 34.
The upper edge of the front Wall I4 is spaced downwardly from the upper edge of the back wall 12 so that when the flap I8 is opened, the pocket 28 becomes readily visible and accessible.
A downturned flap 36 is secured to the front surface of the upper edge portion of the front wall l4 and carries a fastener element 38 for 00- action with a fastener element 40 on the closure fiap [B so as to sustain the latter in a closed position.
The fiap I8 is preferably constructed from several superposed layers of material Isa, I81), I80, and the top portion of the flap has the layer [80 thereof provided with transversely extending, doubled and stitched ribs 42. Similarly, the layer 18a of the flap is provided with a plurality of spaced, transversely extending ribs '24, the purpose of the ribs 42,, M being to add a certain degree of rigidity to the top portion of the flap.
If desired, the interior of the bag may be equipped on the front face of the back wall l2 with a plurality of stitched straps or strips 46, 48 functioning as holders for various different articles such as fishing leaders et cetera.
A relatively small pocket 50 is stitched to the front surface of the front wall I 4, this pocket being provided at the front thereof with an inspection window 52 and the upper edge of this pocket being disposed under the aforementioned flap 36.
A removable receptacle 54 is superposed on the pocket 50 and has a front wall provided with an inspection Window 56. The receptacle 54 also has a closure flap 58 provided with an inspection window 60 which is substantially registrable with the window 56, and it will be noted that a transversely elongated fold 62 is provided at the junction of the fiap 58 with the upper edge of the receptacle proper, this fold accommodating an angulated keeper hook member 66.
The latter is removably engageable with the upper edge portion of the pocket 50 and is sustained in engagement therewith by the flap 36- which overlies the same. However, by simply lifting the flap 36 upwardly, the keeper hook member 64 may be disengaged from the pocket 50 to facilitate expeditious removal of the receptacle 54. Thereupon, th receptacle may be attached, by means of the same keeper hook member 64, to the belt of trousers, or the like, if so desired.
Needless to say, with exception of the hook member 64 which is formed from wire, the entire bag is preferably constructed from flexible material possessing moisture resistant characteristics.
It is believed that the advantages and use of the invention will be clearly understood from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further de- 5 scription thereof is deemed unnecessary.
While in the foregoin there has been shown and described,theapreferred embodiment'tof this? invention, it= is: to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be resorted to Without: departing from the spirit and scope.ofithe invention as claimed.
Having described the inventlomrwhatistclaimedz as new is:
1. In a bag, the combination of an upstanding wall, a flap secured to the uppen edgethereotp a.. pocket provided on said wall and having its upper edge disposed under said flap, a removable-res ceptacle superposed on said pocket, and means on saidnreceptacla for attaching ther same to rtheupper edgeportionzof said :pocket, saidmeans in cluding a transverselyelongated fold, and, a keepenliook engagedfin' said fold ,detachably, enga i g- ;said. upp,er.. edge of. said pocket.
21 A .b'ag comprising -a back wall adfront wall 1 having its upper. edgespaced downwardly, from thesupperl edge of. .saidsb'ack .wall; ,a.closureeflap including a top,.portion securedtosaid backwall. andia.dependingrrontportion extending over said front wall; a pocket .onisaid. front rwalLwarpocket fiap securedatossaid frontivwall'landroverlying the. upper edge of said pocket, a removable receptacle superposed on saidmpocket and .means on said receptacleefdrattaching thesame .to the upper .edge portion of said pocket;- said .means including--. a transversely elongated. fold and lad keeper hook engaged. inwsaidifold detachablyw engaging, said upperiedge of saidfpocket, said closure flap overi lying said pocket flap and said means to provid protection against accidental disengagement of said keeper hook.
3. A bag comprising a back wall, a front wall having its upper edge spaced downwardly from the upper edge of said back wall, a closure flap including a top portion secured to said back wall and aflepending front portion extendingiover said front wall; a" pocket on saidairontiwalli-a pocket flap secured to said front wall and overlying the upper edge of said pocket, a removable receptacle superppsedon said pocket, and means on said receptacle-for attaching the same to the upper edge portionor said-pocket, said means including a transverselwelongated fold, and a keeper hook engagedzinasaidrzifo ld detachably engaging said upper .edge or said pocket, said closure flap overlyingsaidp'ocket'fiap and said means to provide protection". against accidental disengagement of said keeper book, including two superposed layers of material each, having, ribsprcvidedthereon,the ribs. onlonenlaszeri being staggeredffrom. the-ribson the other-layer for rigidi'fyingsaid closure'fiap, said receptacle. and '.said pocket h'aving aligned; transparent .iwmdowssenabling inspection. I oflth'e 1 contents of .said pocket and said receptacle.
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