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Nov. 19, 1957 J. J. MacARTHUR, JR I 2,813,602
TWIN BAGS 1 Filed March 17, 1955 United States Patent Ofiice 2,813,602 Patented Nov. 19, 1957 TWIN BAGS John J. MacArthur, Jr., Springfield, Mass. Application March 17, 1955, Serial No. 494,988 2 Claims. (Cl. 190-60) This invention relates to improvements in twin bags somewhat similar to saddle bags but adapted to be slung over a suitcase so that they can be carried as a unit with the suitcase. It is an object of the invention to provide a pair of bags which have a connecting web or member with an aperture in it through which the handle of a suitcase can project, the bags being easily separable so that each may be carried singly if desired.
Bags of this description are a convenient adjunct to the usual suitcase for a traveler. For example, a traveler on an extended business trip will need extra articles of clothing which may be packed in a suitcase. Other articles are usually taken which may be needed at any time during a journey. Auxiliary bags such as are hereinafter described are convenient for carrying such articles. One auxiliary bag may be arranged to hold papers and books which may be required for the business errand. The other auxiliary bag may be used toilet articles and any other items which may be needed at any time during the trip. The auxiliary bags are constructed to be slung over a suitcase so that the three units can be carried conveniently with one hand, or the auxiliary bags can be separated, each being provided with a handle by which it can be carried alone.
For a more complete understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following description thereof, and to the drawing, of which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of twin ing the invention;
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the bags;
Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of one of the bags, a part of which has been opened;
Figure 5 is a perspective view, on a smaller scale, of a suitcase with bags slung thereon;
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the two carried without a suitcase; and
Figure 7 is a perspective view of one of the bags detached from the other and ready to be carried alone.
As illustrated, the invention may be embodied in a pair of bags 10 and 12 which are preferably of somewhat similar size and shape. For convenience each bag may be shaped with a rectangular bottom which is relatively long and thin, the length, however being less than that of a conventional suitcase. The upper portion of each bag is so formed that when the bag is closed the front and rear walls 14 and 16 converge to meet at the top of the bag, the end walls of the upper portion being bellows-folded to permit the top of the bag to open out. The rear wall of the bag has a flap 18 which folds down over part of the front wall 14 when the bag is closed and can be fastened to the front wall by a suitable fastening device 20.
At the juncture of each flap 18 and the rear wall 16 of which it is an extension a web 22 is permanently bags embodybags being secured. The web extends upward from the bag, and is forked at its free end to form two relatively narrow branches or extensions 24 at the side edges of the web. Fastening means are provided at the ends of the extension 24 whereby the extensions of one web can be releasably attached to the extensions of the other web. The extensions 24 on each web, being at the side edges thereof, are Spaced apart by a recess so that when the extensions of the two webs are joined as shown in Figure 3, the recesses form an aperture 26 which is made large enough to permit a suitcase handle to project therethrough. The two bags can thus be slung over a suitcase as indicated in Figure 5, the handle of the suitcase projecting up through the aperture 26 so that it can be grasped.
The bags 10 and 12 are joined by fastening devices 28 which can readily be released to detach. the bags from each other so that they can be separately carried, if desired. For separate use, each bag is provided with a handle 30 having two legs 32 which are preferably arranged to telescope into pockets 33 in the: web 22 when the handle is not in use. The extensions 24, when detached from one another are folded back upon the adjacent web and held by suitable snap fasteners 34 to avoid loose ends and make a neater looking article.
For convenience in packing articles which may be needed during a journey, the bag 10 may be divided into upper and lower compartments, the upper compartment having a floor 36 to one edge of which the lower portions 38 of the bag is permanently secured as at 40. Suitable detachable fastening means such as a zipper 42 may be employed to secure the lower portion of the bag to the other three edges of the floor. The lower portion 38 can hold toilet articles and the like for ready access. Shirts, socks, handkerchiefs and the like may be packed in the upper portion of the bag 10. The bag 12 may have a single compartment with or without vertical partitions (not shown) forming; pockets for business papers.
1. A pair of bags each having a web of substantial width secured to the top thereof and extending upward therefrom, said webs being similarly forked at the upper end to form two relatively narrow extensions on each, and means releasably fastening the extensions of one said web to the corresponding extensions of the other whereby said webs are joined with a central aperture between the extensions to receive the handle of a suitcase. 2. A bag having a rectangular bottom and side walls the upper major portions of which converge toward the top, a web secured to the top thereof and extending upward therefrom, said web being forked at the upper end to form two relatively narrow extensions, a fastening element on each extension adapted to join with a mating element on another bag, mating fastening elements on said web engageable respectively by said fastening elements to hold said extensions in doubled back positions against said web, and a handle secured to said web.
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