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Publication numberUS2748822 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1956
Filing dateApr 14, 1954
Priority dateApr 18, 1953
Publication numberUS 2748822 A, US 2748822A, US-A-2748822, US2748822 A, US2748822A
InventorsCarl Hepting
Original AssigneeHepting & Co Carl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Case, particularly an ever-ready case for photo cameras
US 2748822 A
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C. HEPTING June 5, 1956 CASE, PARTICULARLY AN EVER'READY CASE FOR PHOTO CAMERAS 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 14, 1954 June 5, 1956 c. HEPTING 2,748,822

CASE, PARTICULARLY AN EVER READY CASE FOR PHOTO CAMERAS Filed April 14, 1954 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 June 5, 1956 Filed April 14, 1954 C. HEPTENG CASE, PARTICULARLY AN EVER READY CASE FOR PHOTO CAMERAS 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 5 I/v vi/v 70/? United States Patent CASE, PARTICULARLY AN EVER-READY CASE FOR PHOTO CAMERAS Carl Hepting, Stuttgart-Feuerbach, Germany, assignor to Firma Carl Hepting & Co., Lederwarenund Giirtelfabrik G. m. b. H. I

The invention elates to a case, particularlyan ever ready case for photo cameras. Cases of this kind are usually made of leather or imitation material. The case substantially consists of a case body and a cap which is linked to a hinged wall section of the case body and can be retained in its closed position by means of a strap and fixing means for the strap arranged on the case body.

An object of the invention is to make the cap which is made of leather, so that its rim is provided with a protective member as a stamped member to prevent the rim from being damaged.

Another object of the invention is to improve the connection of the cap to the hinged portion of the case body on the one hand, and, the connection of the strap to the cap, on the other hand.

Another object of the invention is to provide a metallic frame which is channelled having a U-shaped cross. sec-- tion and running around the rim of the cap which is forced by pressure into the channel of the frame. This metallic frame serves to connect the strap and the hinged portion of the case body rigidly but flexibly to the cap so that tearing will be impossible. For this end the metallic frame is provided with specific fixing means.

These and other objects of the invention will be seen in the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings in which;

Figure l is a perspective view of the case in the closed position,

Fig 2 is a perspective view of the case in the open positron,

Fig. 3 is a perspective view with parts broken away showing the cap with the adjoining wall section and the strapv as seen from within and without lining,

Fig. 4 is a cross section through the case taken on the line IV- -IV of Fig. 3 in the direction of the arrows,

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a metallic frame binding the rim of. the cap,

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a modified design showing the cap with the adjoining wall section and the strap as seen from within and without lining,

Fig. 7'is a cross section through the case taken onthe' line VII-Vll of Fig. 6,

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of a modified metallic frame binding the rim of the cap,

Fig. 9 is a perspective view of a further modified design showing the cap with the adjoining wall section and the strap as seen from within and without lining,

Figrll is a perspective view of a third example of design of a metallic framebinding the rim of the cap,

cameras, has a flat shell-like body 1 and a bottom 2 fixed to the front side of the case body. The cross section of the shell-like flat case body represents a rectangle with adjacent semi-circular areas on its small ends. .The one even side of the case body 1 has an opening 3 for passing The case, particularly the ever ready case for photo through the parts 4, 5 of the photo camera 6 to be kept in the case, when the camera is positioned for use. Furthermore, the case shows a wall section 7 bulging outward and adapted to cover the opening 3. This wall section 7 is connected with the case body 1. For this purpose the wall section 7 is flexibly connected at 8 with an extension 9 which is again flexibly connected at 10 with an extension 11 connected to the wall 12 of the case body opposite to the opening 3. This connection may be established by means of the lower part of a snap fastener 13, by way of example, preferably in such a way that the extension 11 of the wall section 7 is able to be movable due to the strap 17 and the lower part of the snap fastener 13, the further function of which will be explained below.

The hinge joints at 8 and 10 may be provided by fiutings, by way of example, in the leather or another material of which the case is made.

The case, furthermore, shows a cap 14 flexibly connected with the wall section 7 and adapted to be secured on the case body 1 on the side opposite to the bottom 2.

The cap consists of a front or top wall 15 and a rim 16 running around. This rim is preferably all in one piece with the front wall 15 and its about perpendicular thereto.

To keep the cap 14 in its closed position there is provided a strap 17 arranged on the cap so as to be preferably flexibly connected therewith. At the free end of the strap 17 there is provided the top part 18 of a snap fastener, which can be pressed into the above mentioned bottom part 13 of the snap fastener so that the cap is retained in its closed position.

The flexible connections of the Wall section 7 and the strap 17, on the one hand, with the cap 14, on the other hand, are established by extensions 17 of the strap and 7 of the wall section, respectively, which are connected with the cap in a way as will be described below, andbetween which and the strap 17 or the wall section 7, respectively, there may be provided grooves 19 or 20, respectively, to provide for the relative movement between the strap and section 7.

The case, furthermore, has a channel-like oval metallic frame 21 which is U-shaped gripping over the edge of the extension 17' of the strap 17 to the cap 14. These channel wall sections 22 have tongues 24 stamped out therefrom in such a way that one end 24' of each tongue is integral with the appertaining channel wall section 22. The tongues 24 are preferably stamped out so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction of the metallic frame. The extension 17 of the strap 17 and the extension 7' of the wall section 7 have two slots 25 each, by means of which they are fixed upon the tongues 24, and which have been reset again into the plane of the channel wall section 22, so that the extension 17 of the strap 17 and the extension 7' of the wall section 7 are rigidly connected with the cap 14 by means of the tongues 24 and the metallic frame 21. The number of the enlarged channel wall sections and of the tongues is a matter of choice.

The inside of the case is lined with fabric, e. g. velvet 29, being secured on the inner surfaces of the case and the cap, so that the fastenings of the wall sections 7 and the strap 17 to the cap 14 are invisible.

In the second example according to Figs. 6, 7, 8 only the manner of the fastening of the wall section 7 and the strap 17 to the cap 14 differs from the first example. Therefore, all parts of the case not showing this variation are marked by corresponding reference numbers as in Figs. 1 to 5, however, 100 is added to each of the reference numbers.

In this second example there are also provided enlarged inner channel wall sections 122 on the metallic frame 121. These, however, are provided with projecting parts 126 which are also tongue-shaped in place of the stamped out tongues 24. In producing the case these projecting parts 126 are first bent off from the enlarged channel wall sections 122 about perpendicular thereto, as the left-hand projecting part as shown in Fig. 6, then the wall section extension 107 and the strap extension 117' provided with corresponding slots 125, are secured on the projecting parts 126, whereuponthe projecting parts are bent approximately into the plane of the, enlarged channel wall sections 12 2, so thatthe. wall section extension 107 and the strap extension 117' are secured to the cap 114.

In the third example according to Figs. 9, 10, 11 only the manner of fastening of the wall section 7 and; the strap 17 to the cap 14 is different from the first example. Therefore, all parts of the case not showing this variation are marked by corresponding reference numbers as in Figs. 1 to 5, however, each number is in the two hundreds.

In this third example of design there are also provided enlarged inner channel wall sections 222 on the metallic frame 221. These enlarged channel wall sections, however, show on each at least two pins 228, which may be fixed by riveting, by way of example, in place of stamped out tongues 24 or projecting parts 126. The extension 217 of the strap 217 and the extension 207' of the. wall Section 207 are provided with holes, by means of which they are secured on the pins 228. Thereafter the pins 228 have been provided with a rivet head 228 at their ends so that a solid connection between the wall section extension 207 and the strap extension 217, on the one hand, and the cap 214, on the other hand, has been obtained.

What I claim is:

l. A case, particularly an ever ready case for photo cameras, comprising a flat shell-like case body haying an approximately rectangular cross section with semicircular ends and two opposite side portions, one side of said body having an opening therein through which parts of the photo camera may project when the camera is in position for use, said case body having a bottom portion, a wall section bulging outwardly adapted to cover saidopening and connected for relative hingingmovement to the case body at the bottom portion thereof, a cap for the case body to, fit over the edges of the side portions and the semi-circular ends and opposite to, the bottom portion, said cap having a top wall and being,

flexibly connected to the bulging out wall section, an integral rim provided around the top wall and approximately perpendicular thereto, a strap secured to, the:

cap at a part of the rim opposite to the flexible. connection of the cap to the wall section, means on the strapand the case body for retaining the cap in its closed 2. A case, particularly an ever ready case for photo. cameras, comprising a flat shell-like case body having,

an approximately rectangular cross section with semicircular ends and two opposite side portions, one side of said body having an opening therein through which parts,

of the photo camera may project when the camerais in position for use, said case body having a bottom portion, a wall section bulging outwardly adapted to cover said opening and connected for relative hinging movement to the case body at the bottom portion thereof, a cap for the case body to fit over the edges of the side portions and the semi-circular ends and opposite to the bottom portion, said cap having a top wall and being flexibly connected to the bulging out wall section, an integral rim provided around the top wall and approximately perpendicular thereto, a strap secured to the cap at a part of the rim opposite to the flexible connection of the cap to the wall section, means on the strap and the case body for retaining the cap in its closed position, a channel-like oval metallic frame gripping over an edge of the rim of the cap and forced by pressure on the edge and, provided with enlarged channel wall sections on its sides opposite to one another, and means provided on the wall sections of the metallic frame for connecting the strap to the rim of the cap and the wall section to the rim of the cap, said means consisting of at least two tongues on each inner channel wall section, the tongues being stamped out from the channel wall sections so that they are connected with their one end respectively with the channel wall sections and the other ends being bent on the strap and the strip, respectively with the strap and wall section having slots through which the tongues pass.

3; A case, particularly an ever ready case for photo cameras, comprising a fiat shell-like case body having an approximately rectangular cross section with semi-circular ends, and two opposite side portions, one side of said body having an opening therein through which parts of the photo camera may project when the camera is in position for use, said case body having a bottom portion, a wall section bulging outwardly adapted to cover said opening and connected for relative hinging movement to the case body at the bottom portion thereof, a cap for the. case body to fit over the edges of the side portions and thetserni-circular ends and opposite to the bottom portion, said cap having a top wall and being flexibly connected to,,the bulging out wall section, an integral rim provided around the, top wall and approximately perpendicular thereto, a strap secured to the cap at a part of the rim opposite, to the flexible connection of the cap to the wall section, means on the strap and the case body for retaining the, capin its closed position, a channel-like oval metallic frame gripping over an edge of the rim of the cap and forcedby pressure on the edge and provided with enlarged channel wall sections on its sides opposite to one another, and means provided on the wall sections of the metallic, framefor connecting the strap to the rim of the cap and thewall section to the rim of the cap, said means consisting ofv at leasttwo projecting parts at the margin of each enlarged inner channel wall section to pass through slotsin thestrap and wall section and being bent thereon.

4. A case, particularly an ever ready case for photo cameras, comprising a flat shell-like case body having an approximately rectangular cross section with semicircular ends and two, opposite side portions, one side of said bodyhaving ,an opening therein through which parts of the photo camera may project when the camera is in pos itionfor use, said case body having a bottom portion, a wall section bulging outwardly adapted to cover said openiugandconnected for relative hinging movement to the case. body at the bottom portion thereof, a cap,

for the case body to fit over the edges of the side portions and the semi-circular ends and opposite to the bottom portion, said cap having a top wall and being flexibly connected to the bulging out wall section, an integral rim provided around the top wall and approximately perpendicular thereto, a strap secured to the cap at a part of-the rim opposite to the flexible connection of the cap tonthe wall section, means on the strap and the case body for retaining the cap in its closed position, a channel-like oval metallic frame gripping over an edge of the rim of the cap andforced by pressure on the edge and provided with enlarged channel wall sections on its sides opposite to one another, and means provided on the wall sections of the metallic frame for connecting the strap to the rim of the cap and the wall section to the rim of the cap, said means consisting of at least two pins on each enlarged inner channel wall section to pass through the strap and the wall section.

5. A metallic frame for the rim of a cap cover for camera casings provided with a closure flap and a side wall section hinged to the casing and to which the cap cover is secured comprising a U-shaped oval edge mernis secured comprising a U-shaped oval edge member having projecting elements on opposite sides of the oval shape to secure the flap and also the side wall section to the cap cover, said elements comprising lugs with projecting tongues which latter extend through the flap and the side wall section.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,136,357 Darling et al. Nov. 8, 1938 2,547,492 Rohlik Apr. 3, 1951 2,681,600 Heidecke June 22, 1954 FOREIGN PATENTS 963,670 France July 18, 1950

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Referenced by
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US4162696 *Apr 3, 1978Jul 31, 1979Rollei-Werke Franke & HeideckeSupport for a camera
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/316.2
International ClassificationA45C11/00, A45C11/38
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/38
European ClassificationA45C11/38