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A. FRANKFURT July 15, 19581 `2,843,170 CARRYING CASE FOR SANITARY NAPKINs Filed NOV. 23, 1956 ALV/N FRANK Fuer INVENTOR.
July 15, 1958 A. FRANKFURT 2,843,170
` CARRYING CASE FOR SANITARY 4NAPKINS Filed Nov.A 23; 1956 v 2 sheets-sheet 2 `INVENTOR. ALVIN FRANKFURT casarme CASE ron SANITARY NAPKrNs Alvin Frankfurt, New York, N. Y. rrr-praatten November 2s, 1956, serial No. 624,120
s claims. (ci. 15o-34) This invention relates to carrying cases for sanitary napkins.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a carrying case for sanitary napkins which is small, compact and light in weight and which resembles in size and weight a small wallet.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a carrying case for sanitary napkins of the above type wherein the sanitary napkins are easily inserted and are completely enclosed by a double closure which maint-ains the napkins in a sanitary and airtight compartment. Y
It is still lanother object of the present invention to provide a carrying case for sanitary napkins of the above type which includes novel stiifening means for preventing the napkins from being bent while 'being stored therein, and wherein the double closure compartment holding the napkins is enclosed in an outer covering which may be opened to provide a further compartment for miscellaneous items.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a carrying case for sanitary napkins bearing the above objects in mind which is of simple construction, has a minimum number of parts, is inexpensive to manufacture and effective and efficient in use.
For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. l is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention shown closed and illustrating in phantom the open position of the outer closure ap;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view thereof showing the outer covering in the open position and illustrating in phantom the open position of the inner closure flap;
Fig. 3 is a View similar to Fig. 2 but illustrating the inner closure ap open; and
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
Referring now more in detail to the drawing, 10 represents an elongated rectangular outer layer or wall of flexible material, for example leather, fabric or plastic or other substance having similar physical properties, the outer layer 10 at one end being integrally formed with the triangular extension 11 on the inner face of which is mounted the female snap fastening element 12, substantially as illustrated. The other end of the outer layer 10 is provided with a male snap fastening element 13 adapted to cooperate with the female snap fastening element 12 with the outer layer in the closed position, as shown in Fig. l.
As shown in Fig. 4, the inner face of the outer layer 1t? adjacent the closure flap 11 is provided with a reinforcement layer 14 of similar material secured thereto by the peripheral stitching 15.
The remaining portion of the outer layer is covered 70 by an inner layer 16 which is secured to the adjacent end of the reinforcement layer 14 and the layer 10 by means 2,343,170 Patented July 15, 1958 of the stitching 15 at one end and which extends to the other end of the outer layer 10 (Fig. 4) where the end thereof is bent back upon itself and secured to the rolled under edge of the outer layer 10 by the stitching 16. The inner layer 16 provides a compartment at the top 17 within which is positioned a rigid stiffening member 18 of rectangular shape. The inner layer 16 also provides a bottom compartment 19 within which is positioned a similar rectangular stiffening member 20, thus providing a relatively rigid top and bottom, while the end portions of the case are flexible.
The central end portion of the case on the inside of the inner layer 16 is provided with a transverse flexible member 2.1 which is doubled up upon itself and the sides of which are secured together by means of the stitching 22 (Fig. 4).
A rectangular flap 23 is secured along one end portion and a pair of opposite longitudinal edges to the inner layer 16 by means of the stitching 24 and provides thereby a compartment 25 for miscellaneous items, the free open end of the flap 23 being doubled in upon itself and secured thereat by means of the stitching 26.
A hollow rectangular housing of leather, fabric or similar material 27 having a rectangular top wall 28 is integrally formed along the opposite longitudinal edges thereof with the depending side walls 29 and at one end with the depending end wall 30 is secured to the inner layer 16 above the stilfening member 20 by means of the stitching 31 thus forming an open-ended compartment 32. The other open end ofthe housing 27 is bent inwardly upon itself and thereat secured by means of the stitching 32 while a male snap fastening element 33 is secured to the top wall 28 near the open end.
A double layer closure flap 34 is secured to the bottom of the open end of the housing 27 and inner layer 16 by means of the stitching 35 and terminates at its free end in the ltriangular closure ap 36 having a female snap fastening element 37 adapted to cooperate with the male snap fastening element 33 whereby to close the compartment 32, as shown in Fig. 2.
A three-sided depending skirt 3S of leather, fabric or other similar material is secured along its upper edge intermediate the outer layer 10 and the inner layer 16 by means of stitching 16', the lower edge of the skirt 38 being provided with the slide fastener construction 39. The slide fastener construction 39 includes the teeth 40 which are secured to the lower edge of the skirt 38.
A complementary three-sided skirt or wall 41 of leather, fabric or similar material is secured along its open lower edge to the bottom of the outer layer 10 by means of the stitching 15 (Fig. 4), the upper edge thereof having the complementary teeth 42. The slide fastener construction 39 includes the usual slide 43 which closes the slide fastener construction to completely enclose the housing 27, whereupon the outer closure ap 14 may be secured to the top by means of its female snap fastening element 12 and the male fastening element 13, as shown in Fig. l.
A pair of sanitary napkins 44 and 45 are positioned within the compartment 32.
In operation, the closure ap 11 is first unsnapped, as shown in phantom in Fig. l. The slide fastener construction 39 is then opened, as shown in Fig. 2, to permit the top of the case to be raised, and to provide access to the inner closure flap 36 as well as the compartment 25. It will be noted that at this point the sanitary napkins are still completely enclosed. The closure ap 36 may be unsnapped then, as shown in Fig. 4, to provide access to the compartment 32 containing the napkins. By reversing the above steps, the case may again be closed, as shown in Fig. l, to store the sanitary napkins therewithin and in a sanitary and airtight manner, the case being light in weight, compact and resembling in external appearance an ordinary wallet, which may be partially opened without disclosing the contents, as shown. in Fig. 2.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as dened by the appended claims.
What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. A carrying case for sanitary napkins comprising an elongated, rectangular outer layer of flexible material, releasable fastening means for securing the inner face of one end of said outer layer to the outer face of the other Vend, said outer layer when the ends thereof are secured together providing an enclosure having a bottom wall, a central end Wall and a top wall, a flexible rectangular housing secured to the top of the bottom wall of said outer layer, the end of said housingremote from said central end wall being open, a flexible closure flap secured to the open end of said housing at the bottom thereof adapted to close the open end of said housing and extending across the top thereof, second releasable fastening means for securing said closure ap in the closed position, a flexible three-sided depending skirt secured to the i outer end and opposite longitudinal sides of the top wall portion of said outer layer and extending downwardly substantially one half the height of the central end wall portion thereof, a second three-sided skirt secured to the bottom wall portion of said outer layer along the opposite longitudinal edges thereof and across the end portion thereof remote from the central end portion, slide fasten- Cil ing means for connecting the adjacent edges of said first and second skirts together whereby to completely enclose said Arectangular housing, whereby to provide a compact carrying case for sanitary napkins positioned within said housing and to permit the outer layer and first and second skirts to be opened while still enclosing the napkins within said housing and to store the same in a sanitary and airtight manner.
2. A carrying case for sanitary napkins according to claim 1, including an inner flexible layer secured across the inner face of the outer layer, said inner layer extending from the top end of said outer layer to the open end of said housing and forming a compartment with the top and bottom portions of said outer layer, and a pair of freely positioned rigid members one disposed intermediate the said inner layer and the top portion of the outer layer and the other intermediate the inner layer and the bottom portion of the outer layer whereby to impartrigidity to the top and bottom portions 0f the case.
3. A carrying case for sanitary napkins according to claim 2, including a flexible stiffening member freely positioned intermediate the central end portions of said inner and outer layers and the closed end of said housing.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Whippo Sept. 25, 1956