US 2967340 A
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Jan. 10, 1961 P. PERNECKY, JR
GLOVE AND LIKE ARTICLE HOLDER Filed Feb. 3, 1958 INVENTOR Q QP/vm yk ATTORNEYS United States Patent GLOVE AND LIKE ARTICLE HOLDER Paul 'Pernecky, Jr., 5733 16th St. NW., Washington 11, D.C.
Filed Feb. 3, 1958, Ser. No. 712,704 A 1 Claim. (CI. 24-18) This invention relates to a device for holding articles such as gloves, scarfs and the like to devices usually carried in the hand such as handbags. In its preferred embodiment it will be described as a holder for gloves on a ladys handbag but it is capable of analogous uses.
The invention provides a flexible looped member which is readily opened to enclose the gloves or other article and then closed and tightened to complete the mounting and prevent accidental loss. Devices for the purpose have been heretofore proposed but none of them have proved acceptable due to complexities of structure and inability to properly hold the articles.
It is therefore the major object of this invention to provide a novel flexible loop device that is readily openable for attachment to a handbag or the like and capable of receiving and tightening about a pair of gloves to be suspended from the handbag.
A further objectof the invention is to provide a looped glove or like flexible article holder having novel clasp structure.
Further objects will appear as the description proceeds in connection with the appended claim and the annexed drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is an elevation showing how the device is mounted on the usual ladys handbag;
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary detail view showing the clasp structure;
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary detail view showing the detent recesses on the cord;
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view showing the detent projections on the clasp; and
Figure 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Figure 2.
A ladys handbag 11 of conventional form is shown with the usual loop handle 12 which may be flexible, rigid, fixed or pivoted.
The device of the invention here is indicated at 13 and comprises essentially a length of flexible cord 14 which is doubled upon itself and may have rigid tip or bead ele ments 15 fixed on its opposite ends.
As shown in Figure 1 a clasp 16 is provided through which slidably extends the doubled cord ends so that a closed loop 17 is formed, and the size of the loop 17 may be changed by sliding clasp 16 along the cord.
The clasp 16 is according to the preferred embodiment a rigid metal plate 18 having on one side two parallel laterally spaced open-ended spring clips 19 and 21 that open toward each other and are sized to slidably retain the cord sections. On the side opposite loop 17 and in alignment with the spring clips are laterally spaced projections 22 and 23 (Figures 2 and 4) for a purpose to appear.
The flexible cord 14 is preferably of braided textile and approximately circular cross-section and its diameter is preferably slightly greater than the distance across the open mouths of clips 19 and 21 so that the cord does not displace transversely out of the clips even though it slides freely longitudinally therein. Also the diameter of cord 2,967,340 Patented Jan. 10, 1961 -al 14 is preferably greater than the open mouth between the clips indicated at 20 in Figure 5. At one end the cord 14 is formed with a small diameter section 24 which is of such size as to slip readily into mouth 20 and the open mouths of the spring clips.
Preferably also the cord 14 is provided along the region where it slidably passes through clasp 16 with a series of longitudinally spaced recesses or pockets 25, which may be formed by suitable riveted metal elements, as shown in Figure 3. These recesses or pockets are preferably formed on one or both legs of the cord extending through clasp 16 and they are adapted to coact with projections 22, 23 to lock the cord in positions of varying size of loop 17. Preferably the projections 22, 23 and the pockets 25 are of such size and shape that they coact as snap fasteners to lock the cord to the clasp when the user presses the cord from the side opposite the pockets.
In use and assembly, the cord 14 is threaded through one spring clip, looped through the handbag handle as in Figure 1, and then passed through the other spring clip so that loop 17 which now encloses the handbag handle is formed. The reduced cord section 24 passes through mouth 20 and the open clip mouths to permit this assembly, which is speedily and readily accomplished.
The flexible loop 17 is now ready to receive a pair of gloves or the like, even a small package. .The article to be held is extended into the loop, as gloves 26 in Figure 1, and the loop 17 is reduced by pulling both cord ends slidably through the clasp 16 until the loop tightens on the article. Engagement of the projection 22, 23 with the pockets on the cord provides a positive retainer action to prevent undesired sliding of the cord in the clasp In order to detach the gloves it is necessary only to release the snap fasteners at 25 and slide the clasp 16 to sufliciently open loop 17, which may be done speedily.
This holding device being flexible and relatively small does not impede use of the handbag, and it may be made decorative to suit taste. The loop 17 may accommodate one or more articles such as gloves, sun glasses, umbrellas, small packages, parking meter coin and bus token cases, etc., all instantly available to the user.
Instead of employing the type of assembly described in the foregoing wherein the cord is formed with a reduced section to enter the clips at 19, 21 I may provide any other suitable means of quickly detachably receiving the cord. For example one or both of members 19 and 21 could be an openable spring biased pivoted element which could be quickly snapped open to receive the cord, and for this it would be unnecessary to provide a reduced section such as at 24 on the cord. Such pivoted elements 19 or 21 could thus extend over further to more completely enclose the cord as desired.
Besides being usable as an attachment to a handbag the holder device of the invention has other uses as it may loop over a coat button or the like. The surface of the clasp 16 opposite the clips may be suitably initialed or decorative.
The invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof. The present embodiment is therefore to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claim rather than by the foregoing description, and all changes which come within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claim are therefore intended to be embraced therein.
What is claimed and desired to be secured by United States Letters Patent is:
A holding device for articles comprising a single length of flexible cord doubled upon itself, a clasp having clip means receiving the ends of said cord and comprising at least one clip through which one cord end slidably and References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Bullens Nov. 21, 1899 Muse Jan. 1, 1918 Douglas Nov. 27, 1934 Bloom et al Oct. 28, 1941 Morehouse May 12, 1953 Meerer Aug. 12, 1958 Cedarstaff July 28, 1959 FOREIGN PATENTS Germany Nov. 29, 1956