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Aprii 23, 1957 R. J. PRITCHARD LAUNDRY BAG Filed Oct. 25, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 A M m w rllllllarlrlllllllilllll l INVENTOR W R.JPriZcha rd ATTORNEYS R. J. PRITCHARD April 23, 1957 LAUNDRY BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 25, 1955 z n n. n F 7 m n. 3 n "a m. m z Z n z z n 7 z n M .m
ATTORNEYSg United States Patent" LAUNDRY BAG Richard J. Pritchard, Manchester, Conn. Application October 25, 1955, Serial No. 542,635 2 Claims. (Cl. 150-7) The present invention relates to laundry bags, and is an improvement on applicants prior Patent No. 2,543,299, dated February 27, 1951, entitled Combination Support and Closure Flap for Laundry Bags.
The primary object of the invention is to provide, in a laundry bag of the type disclosed in my above-identified patent, a construction such that the bag can be produced from one continuous length of material with applied cover reinforcing gussets and handles formed as corner pockets in the lower edge portion of the bag.
Another object of the invention is to provide in a laundry bag of the class described, a tapered corner pocket serving as opposed handles for the bag.
A further object of the invention is to provide in a laundry bag of the type described above, cover reinforcing gussets to prevent tearing of the cover at its juncture with the bag.
Other objects and advantages will become apparent in the following specification when considered in the light of the attached drawings, in which:
Figure l is a front elevation of the invention, partly broken away;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary rear elevation of the invention illustrating the pockets;
Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical section taken along the line 3-3 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 4 is a fragmentary enlarged detail horizontal section taken along the line 4-4 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary side elevation of the reinforcing gusset attachment, shown partly broken away;
Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal crosssection taken along the line 6-6 of Figure 5, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 7 is a fragmentary enlarged vertical crosssection taken along the line 7-7 of Figure 5, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 8 is a fragmentary enlarged horizontal crosssection taken along the line 8-8 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows, and
Figure 9 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical crosssection taken along the line 9-9 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein like reference numerals indicate like parts throughout the sev- 2,789,610 Patented Apr. 23, 1957 The front wall 21, rear wall 22 and thecover panel or band 23 are form-ed of one piece of material joined at its side edges 26 and 27 by stitching, as illustrated in Figure 4. The cover panel or band 23 is a continuation of the upper edge of the rear wall 22 and is secured to the side edges 26 and 27 of the front wall 21 and rear wall 22 in reverted relation to the rear wall 22.
A bottom edge 28 of the front wall 21 and rear wall 22 is folded and seamed, as illustrated in Figure 9, to rein- 0 force the edge 28. A top edge 29 of the front wall 21 is eral figures, the reference numeral 20 indicates generally hemmed for reinforcing thereof. A top edge 30 of the rear wall 22 is overlapped and sewed to top edge 31 of the cover or band 23 to provide a reinforcement. The support loops 24 and 25, being positioned between the overlapped portions of the top edges 30 and 31, are secured by the same stitching securing the end portions 30 and 31 in overlapped relation. The support loops 24 and 25 are positioned at the outer corners of the edge 38 of the rear wall 22.
The free edge 32 of the cover panel or band 23 is hemmed and gussets 33 and 34 are secured to the outer end portions of the edge 32 along one edge thereof and to the side edges 26 and 27 along another edge thereof, to provide a reinforced corner construction to prevent the cover panel or band 23 from being torn at its juncture with the side edges 26 and 27.
The front wall 21 and the rear wall 22 are folded inwardly adjacent the bottom edge 28 thereof at an angle so that portions 35 and 36 thereof will overlie the opposite corners of the rear wall 22, providing pockets serving as handles in manipulating the bag 20. A reinforcing tape 37 is secured to the free edge of the portions 35 and 36 to prevent the pockets from becoming torn.
In the use and operation of the invention disclosed herein, the bag 20 is hung from the back of a chair by use of the cover panel or band 23, with the cover panel or band 23 overlying the rear wall 22 with the front wall 21 exposed. In this position the bag 20 is filled with soiled clothing whereupon the cover panel or band 23 is inverted to overlie the front panel 21 in the position as illustrated in Figures 1 and 3.
The bag 20 may then be picked up from its lower end by inserting the fingers in the portions 35 and 36 to move it to a storage point. To empty the bag 20, the cover panel or band 23 is inverted to expose the front wall 21. The support loops 24 and 25 may be used to hang the bag 20 for storage purposes when it is desirable.
The present invention illustrated above provides a substantially stronger, less expensive construction than that illustrated in my above-identified patent.
Having thus described the preferred embodiment of the invention, it should be understood that numerous modifications and structural adaptations may be resorted to without departing from the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. A bag comprising substantially coextensive front and rear walls integrally secured on the bottom edge thereof and stitched together along the opposite side edges thereof, the top edge of said front wall being reverted to provide a hem, a combined supporting enclosure band having the upper edge thereof integrally secured to the upper edge of said rear wall, the opposite ends of said band being secured to the opposite side edges of said front and rear walls, a pair of reinforcing gussets extending from wardly of said front wall encompassing the open end of 0 said bag.
, 2. A device as claimed in claim 1, wherein the upper edges of said front wall and said band are reverted to form a downwardly extending portion therebetweeu with said loops being secured between said reverted ortions of said front and rear Walls.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 880,524 Hauphofi Mar. 3, 1908 1,370,966 Hirsch Mar. 8, 1921 1,496,462 Hunt et al. June 3, 1924 2,119,490 Pellerin May 31, 1938 2,543,299 Pritchard Feb. 27, 1951 2,620,842 Hoeppner et a1. Dec. 9, 1952