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Publication numberUS294622 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1884
Filing dateOct 18, 1883
Publication numberUS 294622 A, US 294622A, US-A-294622, US294622 A, US294622A
InventorsMichael Honinger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 294622 A
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Patented Mar. 4, 1884.

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SPECIFICATION forming art of Letters Patent No. 294,622, dated March 4, 1884.

' Application filed October 18, 1883. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

, Be it known that I, MICHAEL HoNiNcER, of the city of Bufialo, in the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in School-Bags, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improvement in school-bags, and has for its object to construct the bag in such manner that the various articles usually carried in school-bags can be readily placed and secured in the same, and that the bag can be carried in a variety of ways, thereby adapting the same bag for use by girls or boys, as may be required.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a school-bag provided with my improvements. Fig. 2 is a rear elevatlon of the same with the cover raised and broken off. Fig. 3 is. a vertical cross-section in line or a), Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the bag with the cover raised.

Like letters of referencerefer to like parts in the several figures.

A represents the body of the bag, composed of a front plate, a, end plates,,.a a, a bottom, a and a rear plate, a, the latter being lower than the front and end plates, and provided with a catch, 1).

B represents the cover of the bag, constructed .of leather or other flexible material, and forming a continuation of the front plate, a. The cover B is provided near its end with a perforation, b, adapted to engage with the catch b. The end plates, a a, are constructed of wood or other rigid material, and the cover B, front plate, a, bottom a, and rear plate, c are all constructed in one piece, of leather or other flexible material, and secured to the edges of the end pieces, a, by tacks, thereby producing a strong and durable bag in a simple and inexpensive manner.

'0 0 represent vertical grooves or ways formed on the inner sides of the end pieces, a, a, and adapted to receive a slate, D, which latter reaches to the upper ends of the end pieces, a, and confines the books and papers placed in the body of the bagwhen the cover B is opened.

E represents receptacles for pencils, penliolders, 820., secured to the inner side of one of the end pieces, ct, of the bag f f represent straps secured to the inner side of the cover B, for holding a ruler, F.

of the bag.

G represents a handle secured to the upper side of the cover B by cross-straps g, and designed to be used for carrying't-he bag in the 5 5 hand.

H H are snap-hooks secured to the outer sides of the end pieces, a, near their upper ends; and I represents a strap, provided at its ends with rings i, adapted to be engaged in 6 the snap-hooks H, as represented in dotted lines in Fig.1, when the bag can be carried by the strap or er one shoulder.

K K are snap-hooks secured to the under side of the bottom a", near its front edge; and 6 L is a snap-hook secured to the middle of the front plate, a, near its upper edge. The strap I is provided at its middle with a ring, an, which can be engaged in the hook L when the end rings are engaged in the hooks K K, as represented in Fig. 1. When the strap is arranged in this manner, the bag can be carried on the back, with the strap I passing over both shoulders.

' The back plate, a is made only high enough 7 5 to receive and hold the'lower end of the cover B, the slate D takingthe place of a rear plate, which extends to the upper endof the body Upon opening the cover and removing the slate, ready access is had to the s interior of the bag.

My improved school-bag is very strong and durable, and very convenient both as to the reception of the various articles and as to the manner of carrying the bag.

I claim as my invention 1. A schoolbag provided with a front plate, a, back plate, (6, cover B, and end plate, (1, having vertical ways or grooves 0, arranged near the back plate, a and adapted to receive a slate, which latter confines the books and papers in the body of the bag when the cover B is opened, substantially as described.

2. In a school-bag, the combination of a body provided with top hooks, H II L, and bottom hooks, K K, and a carrying-strap, I, provided with end rings, 2' and a central ring,

m, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I havehereunto set my handthis 15th day of October, 1 883.




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Cooperative ClassificationA63B55/00