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Publication numberUS2745456 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1956
Filing dateApr 22, 1954
Priority dateApr 22, 1954
Publication numberUS 2745456 A, US 2745456A, US-A-2745456, US2745456 A, US2745456A
InventorsEmily Rubin
Original AssigneeEmily Rubin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Handbags and the like
US 2745456 A
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y 1956 E. RUBIN HANDBAGS AND THE! LIKE 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 22, 1954 INVENTOR EMILY RUBIN,

ATTORNEY May 15, 1956 E. RUBIN HANDBAGS AND THE LIKE 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 22, 1954 FIG. 6


FIG. 9


By ATTORNEY May 15, 1956 E. RUBIN HANDBAGS AND THE LIKE 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed April 22 FIG.



ATTORNEY United Statesv Patent HANDBAGS AND THE LIKE Emily Rubin, New York, N. Y.

Application April 22, 1954, Serial No. 424,965

3 Claims. (Cl. 15035) This invention relates to all types of ladies pocketbooks, handbags and the like, of whatever shape or design, and has for one of its objects the provision of a handy coin or cosmetic purse incorporated in the structure of the main bag.

A further object of my invention is to provide a companion purse so associated with the main purse or handbag, that it becomes functional and practically an outgrowth and branch of the main purse, or handbag.

A still further object of my invention is to provide a smaller purse attached to the overlapping flap portion of the large bag.

A still further object of my invention is to provide a coin purse integral with the hand bag, said coin purse and hand bag having a common inner wall.

Other and further objects will be apparent in the following specifications and claims:

This invention is not to be limited to a handle or flap but is to be made also an integral part of a pouch, box, shoulder, clutch, satchel, tote, or any type bag imagi: nable, using the same construction and features as set forth herein.

The section of the bag of which the purse or outer bag is an integral part, this section, the stay or the lining, whatever the case may be, forms the common wall for that section of the bag and back of purse.

With the present invention however, it is a simple matter to open the small purse even with both hands full of packages and extract the desired item.

in the accompanying drawing:

Fig. l is a front elevation of the combined handbag and change purse showing one form of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a front elevation of Fig. 1 with the fiap in opened position.

Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view similar to Fig. 2, but having the change purse on the inside of the flap and being normally hidden When the flap is closed.

Fig. 5 is a front elevation of one embodiment of my invention, showing the smaller purse attached to the flap by engagement of the frame member with said flap.

Fig. 6 is a cross section of the purse taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is an enlarged cross-section taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5 showing the portion of the bag where the frame engages the flap.

Fig. 8 is a modified form of the invention showing the coin purse covering the whole flap area.

Fig. 9 is another modification showing the coin purse at one side of the front flap.

Fig. 10 is a perspective view of another modification showing the change purse on the underneath of a strap member.

Fig. 11 is a sectional view of Fig. 8 on line 1111 of said figure.

2,745,456 Patented May '15, 1956 While Fig. 12 is a similar sectional view of Fig. 9 on line 12-'1-2 'thereof.

Referringto the drawings, numeral 11 designates the main bag portion, having a coin purse 12 attached thereto. The flap 13 is also the inner wall of the coin purse 12 within the area defined by stitching 14. Frames 15 and 16 enclose walls 12 and 17 respectively and are held in closed position by a suitable clasp 18, snap fastener 19 and 20 hold said flap closed if desired.

In Fig. 4, the same structure as disclosed in Fig. 2 is shown, with the exception that the coin purse 20 is on the inside of the flap 21 of bag 22. Frames 23 and 24 enclose the edges of walls 25 and 20 respectively, and stitching 26 binds the coin purse walls 25 and 20 to flap 21, so that flap 21 is also the one wall of the coin purse.

Figs. 5, 6 and 7 show a modified form of the invention in which purse 27 is fastened to flap 28 on bag 29 by engagement of U-shaped frame member 30 with the edge 31 of a cutaway portion of flap 28. The portion is cut out of the flap to the exact size, so that the U-shaped frame member can fit over the edges on all three sides and be clamped over said edges to form a permanent bond. A second frame member 32 is clamped on the edge 33 of the purse 27. A suitable clasp 34 holds the frame members in the locked position. An inner lining 35 is within the bag and is carried over the flap 28 and down to the bottom of the purse, Where it is stitched at 36. This lining therefore, forms the inner wall of the coin purse.

In Fig. 8 is shown a further modification of the invention, in this form, a second purse 37 is stitched to the side 38 of the bag and forms a much larger purse than was shown in prior views.

Fig. 9 is a still further modification, showing the coin purse 39 situated 0E center of the flap 40 and purse 41. This creates a very attractive design, and still incorporates the features as set forth above.

Fig. 10 is a still further modification, showing a bag 42 having a carrying strap 43 and a coin purse 44 suitably attached thereto. This purse will normally be hidden when the bag is being carried, but will be easily accessible when needed. Of course, it is obvious that this coin purse or other article holder may be placed anywhere on the strap and be within the scope of my invention.

The purse and the attached coin purse in all of the aforementioned forms, may be made of leather, fabric, plastic, or any other suitable material.

I claim:

1. In a purse of the type having an overlapping cover flap, a cut out portion in the lower edge of said flap, a smaller purse having hinged frame members forming a mouth portion attached to said flap, one of said frame members enclosing the edges of said out out portion of said flap.

2. A pocketbook and the like having an overlapping flap provided with a cut out portion in its lower edge, a smaller purse having hinged frame members defining an opening therein, and being substantially the size of said cut out portion in said fiap, one of said frame members being secured to the edges of said cut out portion.

3. In a purse having an overlapping cover'flap provided with a cut-out portion, a lining on the inside of said purse and said flap, smaller purse frame members adjacent the cut-out portion in the flap, one of said frame members clamped to the edges of said cut-out portion, the other frame member carrying a member forming an outer wall for said smaller purse, said inner lining forming the inner wall of said smaller purse.


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US2855012 *Jul 6, 1956Oct 7, 1958Buxton IncCombination pocket receptacles
US2958416 *Nov 20, 1957Nov 1, 1960Clark Ivalee MSmoking accessory
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U.S. Classification150/114, 383/38, 150/112, 150/117, 150/109
International ClassificationA45C3/06, A45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/06
European ClassificationA45C3/06