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Publication numberUS2875802 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1959
Filing dateMar 10, 1958
Priority dateMar 10, 1958
Publication numberUS 2875802 A, US 2875802A, US-A-2875802, US2875802 A, US2875802A
InventorsRichard Koret
Original AssigneeKoret Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Handbag, purse, or the like
US 2875802 A
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. March 3, 1959 R. KoRET 2,875,802

HANDBAG, PURSE, OR THE LIKE Filed March l0, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNYS R, KORET HANDBAG, PURSE, OR THE LIKE March 3,1959

2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 10, 1958 MMM ATTORNEYS HANDBAG, PURSE, on THE LIKE Richard Koret, Bedford Hills, N. Y., assignor to Koret, Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application March 10, 195s, 'seria1N0,720,290

s claims. (cl. 15o-2s) The present invention relates to improvements in handbags, purses and the like.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a supplementarycompartment within a handbag, which supplementary compartment may beformed independently of the handbag for subsequent securement thereto.

It is another object of the present invention to provide, in a handbag, a supplementary compartment of im- Iproved construction which is normally closed when said handbag is opened.

l A further object of this invention is the provision, in a handbag, of a separately formed supplementary compartment which is easily securable to the handbag, and which has provision for following the contour of the inwardly extending end Walls of the handbag.

The above and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be more fully understood from the following description considered in connection with the accompanying illustrative drawings in which Fig. l is a perspective view of a handbag embodying the invention; j

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the handbag when normally opened, and showing the supplementary compartment normally closed;

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing the supplementary compartment in the open position;

Fig. 4 is a` vertical cross section of the handbag taken along line 44 of Fig. 2, and showing the supplementary compartment partially open for purposes of illustration;

' Figs. 5 and 6 are perspective views of the inside of the handbag showing the manner of securing the supplementary compartment to the handbag;

Fig. 7 is a horizontal cross section along line 7-7 of Fig. l; and

Fig. 8 is a cross section along line 8-8 of Fig. 2.

Referring to the drawings, there is shown a handbag 10 having a two piece frame comprising a pair of inverted U shaped, channelled frame sections 12 and 14, pivoted as at 16 on rivets or rivet pins 18. Frame sections 12 and 14` may be swung apart to provide an access opening therebetween into bag compartment 19, and said sections may be locked in closed position by interengagement of apertured locking member 20, mounted on frame section 12, with projection 22, mounted on frame section 14. Handbag 10 is provided with a supplementary compartment 21, which -is formed of a separate unit as will hereinafter be described in greater detail.

Handbag 10 comprises opposite side walls 24 and 26, end walls 28 and 30, and bottom wall 32, the latter being inwardly bent in `the normal usage of the handbag, as shown at 34. A pair of pieces 38 and 40, of soft,

pliable material such as leather, are clamped at their upper edges, inside the horizontal part of channel frame sections 12 and 14, respectively, and extend downwardly to form sidewalls 24 and 26, respectively, and inwardly and upwardly to form bottom wall 32, the lower edges of said pieces being secured together as by line of stitch- United States Patent O Mice ing 42. 4End walls 28 and 30 are made of soft pliable material and are clamped inside the adjacent legs, respectively, of channelled frame sections 12 and 14, and are secured to the adjacent side edges of sidewalls 24 and 26 and of bottom wall 32. As shown in Figure 7, end wall 28 is secured to sidewalls 24 and 26 by lines of stitching 25 and 27, respectively.

The inner lining ofthe handbag com prises two pieces of lining material 44 and 46 which are clamped inside channelled frame sections 12 and 14, respectively, and extend between the legs thereof downwardly and then upwardly, said pieces being joined together at their inner ends by line of stitching 48 which extends from one pivot pin 18 to the other, thus bisecting the handbag. Lining pieces 44 and 46, as thus secured, are adapted to follow the contour and shape of the outer walls adjacent thereto. A stitfening strip-.50 is provided between each `sidewall and the associated lining piece, at the upper parts thereof, said strip being clamped inside the associated channelled framefsection.

End walls 28 and 30 converge inwardly from the outer edges thereof forming lining gussets 52,` and 54, extending inwardly, respectively, of each end of the handbag, as best seen in Figs. 2, 3` and 7.

A pocket 56 is provided at one side of handbag 16 by cutting an open slot `58 in lining` piece 44 and in the adjacent stiiening strip 50 and by stitching the end edges of a lfolded lining piece 60 to the upper and lower edges, respectively, of slot 58, as by lines of stitching 62 and 64. The open slot 58 permits access to pocket 56.

p A pocket 66 is providedat the other side of handbag 10 by cutting a slit 68 in lining piece 46 and the stiffening strip 50 adjacent thereto, and securing separable fastener stringers 70 to the edges of the slit by stitching 72 and 74.` A slider 71 `is provided for interlocking the stringers 70. A folded over lining piece 76 has its end edges stitched to the upper and lower stringer, respectively, thus forming the pocket 66. t

Previously mentioned compartment 21 is provided at one side of handbag 10 at the upper part thereof between an inverted U-shape channelled member 78 and frame section 12. Channelled member 78 is pivoted at its leg ends on pivots 18 and a coil spring 80 is mounted on each pivot pin 18 and has one end 82 thereof inserted into an aperture provided therefor in the adjacent leg of member 78 for normally urging the latter against frame section 12, as shown in Fig. 8. Channelled member 78 is smaller` in size than frame section 12 and is thus adapted to be nested underneath thelatter with the horizontal part of member 78 being spaced from frame section 12 a small distance so as to enable member 78 to be grasped for the swinging thereof away from section 12. In that connection it will be noted that member 78 is curved at one corner thereof for easier grasping of said member for gaining access to compartment 21.`

As best seen in Fig.4, a pair of lining pieces 84 and 86, clamped at one end inside the horizontal and leg parts of channelled member 78 extend downwardly and then upwardly, and are secured at the other end to lining piece 44 by line ofstitching 65 which coincides with line of -stitching 64 at the lower edge of open slot 58, as seen in Figs. 5 and 6. The side edge portions of lining pieces 84 and 86 which extend between channelled member 78 and their points of securement tollining piece 44 are se cured to each other and curve inwardly as at 88 whereby lining pieces 84 and 86 may be folded about gussets 52 and 54, respectively, as bestshown in Figure 3.

A pocket 90 is provided by cutting an open slot92 in lining piece 86 and in the adjacent stiffening strip 94, and by stitching the end edges of folded lining piece` 96 3 to the upper and lower edges, respectively, of slot 92, as by lines of stitching'98 and 100.

As described above, it -will be seen that the means forming compartment 21 are independent from the ,handbag and may accordingly be made as a unit separate therefrom. More specifically, it will be notedthat said compartment forming means are connected to handbag 10 only at the pivot pins 18 and along line of stitching 65, the side edges of said compartment forming means being free from securement to the handbag 10, and said side edges curving inwardly as at 88 to provide a narrower portion so as to ,be folded about and avoid interfence with the inwardly extending gussets of the handbag.

It will thus be seen that the separateiunit forming compartment 21 may easily be provided Yin any one of a plurality of handbags, thus allowing full flexibility of handbag design in which an additional compartment may be provided.

The handbag '10 may be opened by unfastening locking means v20, 22 and swingingframe sections 12 and l1.4 away from each other to gain access to main compartment 19, as best shown in Figure 2. In such position, compartment 21 is maintained closed by ymeans of spring 80, the articles in compartmentZlare not visible and are prevented from accidentally Yfalling out, and pockets 66 and 90 are easily accessible.

Compartment 21 may be opened byV grasping corner 85 of member 78 and urge the Vlatter Vtoward frame section 14. In such position, as shown in Eig. 3, compartment 21 is readily accessible as is .pocket 56.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it will be understood that various changes may be made A in the present invention without departing from theunderlying idea or principles of the invention within the scope of theappended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure byLettersvPatent, is:

1. A handbag, comprising, a `pair of frame sections, means pivotally mounting said sections at their lower ends for relative swinging movement, lining means secured to said frame sections extending downwardly thereof and defining the inner walls of a first compartment therebelow having an yaccess opening therebetween, an intermediate member smaller than said frame sections and pivotally .mounted therebetween on said section mounting means, and lining means forming a second compartment carried by said intermediate member and having an end edge secured to said first compartment lining means below the upper edge thereof, said second lcompartment lining means having unsecured side edge Vmeans pivotally mounting said sections at their lower ends for relative swinging movement, lining means secured to said frame sections extending downwardly thereof and defining the inner walls of a first compartment therebelow having an access opening therebetween, an intermediate member smaller than said frame sections and pivotally mounted therebetween on said section mounting means, and lining means forming a second compartment carried by said intermediate member and having an end edge secured to an inner side wall of said first compartment below Vthe horizontal part of one of said frame sections, said one frame section and said intermediate member defining an access opening for said second compartment therebetween, said second compartment lining means having unsecured side edge portions extending between said intermediate member and said end edge.

3. In a handbag having a pair of U-frame sections, means pivotally mounting said sections at their leg ends for relative swinging movement, and lining means secured to said frame sections extending .downwardly thereof and defining .the inner walls of 2.1 first compartment therebelow having an access opening therebetween, independent means forming a second compartment comprising, an intermediate channelled inverted U-shape member smaller than said frame sections pivotally mounted at the leg ends thereof on said section mounting means, lining means having one end edge and portions of its side edges adjacent said one end edge clamped inside the channel of said intermediate member and having its other end edge secured to said first compartment lining means below the upper edge thereof, the 11nclamped side edge portions of said second compartment lining means having parts curved inwardly whereby to provide a reduced width portion in said second compartment lining means to accommodate inwardly extending end wall portions of the handbag.

4. A handbag, comprising, a pair of U-frame sections, means pivotally mounting said sections at their leg ends for relative swinging movement, lining means secured to said -frarne sections extending downwardly thereof and defining the inner walls of a first compartment therebelow having an access opening therebetween, an intermediate channelled inverted U-shape member smaller than said frame sections pivotally mounted at the leg ends thereof on said section mounting means, spring means on said Imounting means and having a part interengaging with said intermediate member leg ends for urging said intermediate member toward one of said frame sections, lining means for forming a second compartment having one end edge and portions of its side edges adjacent said one end edge clamped inside the channel of said intermediate member Yand having its other end edge secured to said first compartmentlining means below Vthe upper edge thereof, the unclamped side edge-portions of said second compartment lining means having unsecured parts curved inwardly for accommodating inwardly extending end wall Iportions of the handbag.

5. A handbag, comprising, a pair of U-frame sections, means pivotally mounting said sections at their leg ends for relative swinging movement, lining means secured to said frame sections extending downwardly thereof and defining the inner walls of a first compartment therebelow having an access opening therebetween, an intermediate member smaller than said frame sections and pivotally mounted therebetween on said section mounting means, and lining means forming a second compartment carried by said intermediate member and having an end edge secured to said first compartment lining means below the upper edge thereof, said intermediate member being an inverted U-shape channel having asymmetrical corners.

6. A handbag, comprising, opposite side walls, opposite end walls, and a bottom wall defining a first compartment, said end walls having gussets extending inwardly of said first compartment, a pair of main inverted U-shaped channeled frame sections pivotally secured together, said side walls being secured, respectively, in the channel of the adjacent frame section, and an intermediate member pivoted on the same axis as said frame sections and carrying lining means having an end edge spaced from said intermediate member secured to one of said sidewalls whereby to define a second cornpartment, said lining means having loose side edge portions folded about said Ainwardly extending end wall gussets.

v7. A handbag, comprising a pair of frame sections, means pivotally mounting said sections at their lower ends for relative swinging movement, compartment forming lining means secured to Vsaid frame sections and extending downwardly thereof, `an intermediate member smaller than said frame sections and 4pivotally mounted therebetween on saidsection mounting means, and means carried by said intermediate member and Vhaving an end edge secured to said compartment forming lining means below the upper ledge thereof, said last mentioned means having unsecured side edge portions extending between said intermediate member and said end edge.

8. A handbag, comprising a pair of U-frame sections, means pivotally mounting said sections at their leg ends for relative swinging movement, compartment forming lining means secured to said frame sections and extending downwardly thereof, an intermediate member smaller than said frame sections and pivotally mounted therebetween on said section mounting means, and means carried by said intermediate member and having an end edge secured to said compartment forming lining means below the upper edge thereof, said last mentioned means having unsecured side edge portions extending between vsaid intermediate member and said end edge, said intermediate member being an inverted U-shape channel having asymmetrical corners.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/115, 150/123, 150/112, 150/129
International ClassificationA45C3/06, A45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/06
European ClassificationA45C3/06