US 2974780 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
March 14, 1961 D. E. oDoNovAN PETTICOAT AND SLIP CUDDLER ATTOR NEYS Filed March l0, 1959 FIG. I.
United States Patent O PETTICOAT AND SLIP CUDDLER Dorris E. ODonovan, 853 Portola Drive, Monterey, Calif.
Filed Mar. 10, 1959, Ser. N0. 798,392
1 Claim. (Cl. 206-7) This invention relates to garment bags and hangers, and in particular a container including rectangular-shaped sheets of transparent plastic or other material secured together at a point midway of the length thereof and also secured together on diagonal lines at points between the said midway point and ends of the sheets of material whereby' pockets for storing petticoats, slips, and the like and having open ends extend transversely across said container.
The purpose of this invention is to provide a slip and petticoat retaining bag or container which is so designed that garments may readily be inserted in pockets therein and wherein a garment of a desired color and pattern may be selected without removing the garments from the container.
Slips, petticoats, and the like are normally removed and placed upon a chair, bed, or upon the floor necessitating relaundering after each use and, consequently, the life of garments of this type is comparatively short. With this thought in mind this invention contemplates a bag having slip and petticoat receiving pockets therein with a garment hook extended from the upper end for suspending the bag on a rod in a clothes closet whereby instead of dropping the garments in the most convenient place the garments may be inserted in pockets of the container so that the garments are not only protected but are also retained in condition for reuse.
vThe object of this invention is, therefore, to provide a garment bag` or container that is particularly designed for slips, petticoats, and the like and in which the garments are placed in individual compartments.
Another object of the invention is to provide a container for slips, petticoats, and the like in which the garments are retained in individual pockets and in which ends of the pockets may be closed by separable fasteners.
A further object of lthe invention is to provide a garment container for slips, petticoats, and the like in which side walls of the container are transparent so that garments therein are readily observed.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a garment bag for slips, petticoats, and the like in which the garments are retained in individual compartments in which the container is of a simple and economical construction.
With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a container having spaced walls of transparent plastic with the walls secured together on straight and diagonally disposed lines providing compartments with converging walls and in which edges of the walls may be secured together with separable fasteners.
Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description .taken in connection with the drawing, wherein:
Figure 1l is a front elevational view of the improved slip and petticoat storing container, the lower corner of the container being broken away.
Figure 2 is a cross section taken on line 2-2 of Fig- ICC ure 1 with the parts shown on an enlarged scale illustrating the connection of the upper edge of the side wall on one side of the container.
Figure 3 is a sectional plan taken on line 3-3 of Figure l showing the binding at the edges of the sheets of material of the design of container in which ends of the pockets are open.
Figure 4 is a cross section through the lower part of the container taken on line 4--4 of vFigure 1 and with the parts shown on an enlarged scale.
Figure 5 is a front elevational view, similar to that shown in Figure 1 showing the upper right hand corner of the container and illustrating a modification wherein a conventional garment hanger is secured to the upper edge of the container with tabs and snaps.
Figure 6 is a cross section through the upper edge of the container shown in Figure 5 being taken on line 6-6 of Figure 5 with the parts shown on an enlarged scale and illustrating the connection of the container to the lower bar of the hanger.
Figure 7 is a front elevational view also showing the upper right hand corner of the container and illustrating a further modiiication wherein the lower horizontal bar of a conventional garment hanger extends through a tunnel or hem on the upper edge of the container.
Figure 8 is a cross section through the upper edge of the container shown in Figure 7 being taken on line 8 8 of Figure 7 with the parts shown on an enlarged scale and showing the connection of the continuous strip of material to the upper edge ofthe container, to form a tunnel or hem.
In the design shown in Figures 1, 2, 3` and 4 the slip and petticoat cuddler of this invention includes a front sheet of .transparent material 10, a similar sheet of material 11 at the rear, a transversely disposed row of stitching 12. positioned substantially midway between upper and lower ends of the container, diagonally disposed stitching 13 and 14 positioned substantially midway between the stitches 12 and the upper yand lower ends of the container, a rod 15 over which the upper edge of the rear sheet of material 11 extends, and a hook 16 extended from the bar 15 for suspending the container on a rod 17 of a clothes closet or the like or on hooks or other supporting elements.
As shown in Figure 2 the upper edge of the rear sheet ofv material 11 extends over the rod 15 ot' the hanger and is connected to the upper edge of the front 10 with fasteners 18, tabs 19 and lower fasteners 20. It will be understood, however, that the rod 15 of the hanger or hookV may be secured in the upper end of the container by other suitable means.
Although the lines 12, 13, and 14 are designated as stitches, it will be understood that the front and rear sheets of plastic may be secured together at these points by heat sealing or other means.
For regular use the ends of the pockets of .the container are open, however, the delux containers may be provided in which the edges are closed with plastic separable fasteners or other suitable fastening elements.
With the parts secured together as illustrated and described pockets 21 are provided between the front and rear walls, as shown in Figure 4. l
In the design illustrated in Figure 5 a conventional garment hanger having a lower horizontal bar 22, upwardly sloping arms 23 and a hook 24 is secured to the upper edge of the container 25 or to the front and rear walls thereof by tabs 26 through which fasteners 27 extend. In this design the container is provided with a front wall 28 and a rear wall 29.
In the design illustrated in Figures 7 and 8 the container 30 is secured to the lower horizontal bar 31 of a conventional garment hanger, as shown in Figure 5, by a frontpanelltl and 36 on the rear panel 11, as illustrated in Figure 3. Y Y n The petticoat and slip cuddler or container of this invention is designed to be suspended from a rod or hook in a clothes closet or tde like, however, it may be placed in -any suitable position and may hang straight orY may be folded, as may be desired.
Upon removing slips, petticoats and the like Jthe garments are drawn into the large ends of the pockets whereby the ilaring skirt portions will be positioned in the large ends and with the material transparent the patterns and colors of the garments are readily' observed.
The sides of the container may be open, as shown in Figure 3, or the sides may be closed with separable fasteners, as may be desired.
It will be understood that modifications, within the scope of the appended claim, may be made in the design and arrangement ofV the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
In a slip and petticoat container, the combination'which comprises anelongated rectangular-shaped sheet of transparentl material, providing a front wall, a complementary sheet of transparent material providing a rear wall, said sheets of material being'secured together on a line eX- tended transversely across the container and positioned midway between the ends thereof, means securing the sheets of material together on diagonal lines positioned between the line midway between the ends of the con tainer and the ends of Vthe container dividing the container into a plurality of pockets,'.the ends of :the pockets being larger at one side of the container than theends at the opposite side, whereby small Vends of slips and etticoats are inserted in Vsmall Vends of theA pockets and large ends of lthe slips and petticoats are inserted in the large endsrof the pockets, a Garment hanger having a hook thereon mounted in the upper end of the container, and separable yfasteners mounted on lthe edges of the sheets of material and providing closures for the pockets therein.
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