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Publication numberUS3000417 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 19, 1961
Filing dateJan 15, 1958
Priority dateJan 15, 1958
Publication numberUS 3000417 A, US 3000417A, US-A-3000417, US3000417 A, US3000417A
InventorsCharles Goldstein
Original AssigneeCharles Goldstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Eyeglass case
US 3000417 A
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Sept. 19, 1961 C. GoLDsTElN EYEGLAss CASE:

Filed Jan.- 15, 1958 Fig. 2

Char/es Go/se/h 1N VENTOR.

BY ana/wy MW LEATHER Fig.

United States VPatent 3,000,417 EYEGLASS CASE Charles Goldstein, South Easton, Mass. (18563 Clark St., Tarzana, Calif.) Filed Jan. 15, 1958, Ser. No. 709,023 3 Claims. (Cl. 150-52) This invention relates to a simple, practical and economical soft or pliable case for eyeglasses; more particularly, a dual-type case for simultaneously carrying two pairs of eye-glasses.

It has no doubt occurred to others who have given thought to the line of endeavor under consideration -that since many users of spectacles and eyeglasses carry both reading and distance glasses, the provision of a dual carrying case would be an ideal solution of the stated storing and carrying problem. In fact, as far back as 1889 Brilhart, in Patent 410,234, appropriated for use a partitioned dual pocket case for two pairs of spectacles. Many years later Schnorr devised a spectacle case of the hard type with hinged-door compartments on opposite sides of a dividing Wall or partition; covered in Patent 1,004,474.

An object in the instant matter is to structurally, functionally and otherwise improve upon the briey mentioned prior patents and any other adaptations and con# structions which may have been evolved and produced. Looking toward satisfactory achievement of this objective there is herein disclosed a dual-type case. This case is made up of flexibly pliant material such as leather and cloth or equivalent materials and is characterized by a centrally positioned partitioning wall generally rectangular in plan and provided on one side with a first lengthwise pocket and a complemental folding flap for covering and closing the normally open mouth of said pocket, said pocket being along the bottom half-portion of said one side and the ap being along the top of the remaining half-portion, a second lengthwise open mouth pocket provided on the opposite side and cooperating with the top half-portion of said opposite side, a second folding ap cooperating with the bottom half-portion and mouth of said second pocket, and quick separable snap-fasteners for the respective closing aps.

The concept also has to do with the construction stated and wherein the over-all case is made up chiefly of at least two pieces of leather, and, if desired a third piece, the latter piece embodying said partition, a second piece serving to deiine and provide the outer wall of the first pocket and also the closing ap for the second pocket and a third piece (identical with the second piece) serving to deiine and provide the outer wall of the second pocket and also the iiap for the first pocket.

Then, too, novelty is predicated on the construction so far touched upon and wherein said rst piece is generally rectangular when spread out to substantially iiat form, said second and third pieces being also generally rectangular in plan and each of the same size, said first piece being approximately twice the size of each of the second and third pieces; or conversely, said second and third pieces taken together being approximately equal in area to the over-all area of said first piece.

Other and more specific objects, features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:

FIG. l is a perspective View of a twin pocket eyeglass case constructed in accordance with the invention and showing how it is constructed and used;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the closing flap of one of the pockets swung down to an open or pocket uncovering position;

FIG. 3 is a plan view with the several principal components spread out to what may be described as at form, the purpose being to show the size relationship of the several parts; and

FIG. 4 is an exaggerated central vertical section through the case seen in FIG. l illustrating the components with appropriate particularity.

FIG. 5 is a central vertical section similar to FIG. 4 but on a slightly smaller scale and wherein a simplification in construction serves as a modification of the overall concept.

Since there are two forms of the invention illustrated and described, reference will be made rst to FIGS. l to 4 inclusive. Then FIG. 5 will be taken into account and described.

The aforementioned several pieces or components are denoted by the numerals (FIG. 4) 6, 8 and 10 respectively. For sake of description and discounting the presence and significance 0f the cloth or equivalent lining components, the several pieces mentioned (6, 8 and 10) are of leather. The lining material is a suitable fabric such as satin or the like commonly used in pliant-type eyeglass cases and wherever the lining appears the portions are denoted by the numeral l2. The principal portion of the piece 6 is denoted by the numeral 14 and this defines the aforementioned divider or partition. The upper lengthwise edge is then formed with a return bend 16 and is directed downwardly at 18 and has its terminal edge disposed at 20. There is a corresponding length- Wise return bend 22 at the lower part of FIG. 4 and then this extends upwardly at 24 and terminates at 26. The second leather piece 8 is bent upon itself at 28 and one portion 30 thereof follows the end portion 24 of the rst named leather and is superimposed thereon and is marginally stitched in place at 32. These two portions 24 and 30 along with the lining 12 provide one closing ap. The other end or half portion of this leather piece 8 is directed upwardly to the right of the partition 14 as at 34 and its marginal portions are stitched in place at 36. Together with the lining and the partition this forms what may be called a iirst pocket A.

Referring now to the third piece .t0 this is bent upon itself between its ends at 38 and is glued to the bend or bent portion 16 at 40. A similar glue connection is provided at 42. The left hand end portion 44 stitched in place at `45 and cooperating with the upper half portion of the left hand side of the partition defines a second open mouth pocket B. This particular pocket iS closed by the cooperating closing ap B. The other end portion of this third piece of leather is directed downwardly to the right of the partition at 46 and terminates along iiush with the edge 20 Where it is stitched in place as at 48 the two plys 18 and 46 and lining serving to make up the closing flap A for pocket A. The numerals 50 and 52 on both sides designate suitable cooperating snap-fasteners for closing the respective flaps A and B'. The numerals 54 designate wooden or equivalent spacing blocks which prevent the respective otherwise collapsible pockets from crushing in and closing up. These blocks are common in eyeglass cases and serve the purpose here as they do in types that are on the market.

The construction revealed is unique and consequently original. The result of ythe product depicted in the drawing and herein described is an innovation in that the single case provides compact and protective storage for two pairs of spectacles. Samples of the case which have been made and used have proved to be resultful indeed.

Reference is now made to the modification or form of the invention depicted in FIG. 5. By comparing this figure with FIG. 4 it will be seen that all parts are virtually the same except there is a slight simplification in the partitioning means. Thereforefin FIG. the divider wall' or partition is denoted by the numeral 6. Here instead of using three laminations of material in order to make up the lining means and divider `wall or partition (see FIG. 4) the aforementioned third piece of leather is omitted. That is to say, the piece of leather which is designated by the reference numeral 14 is dispensed with and lining components of sufliciently sti and appropriate material are utilized instead. The backto-back portions of the lining material here are denoted one at the right by the numeral 56 and the one at the left by the numeral 5S. They are glued together and this double ply thickness is sucient to define the divider wall. The two remaining pieces of leather which correspond to 8 and 10 yare here denoted by the numeral 10' and 8. Since these components are the same as already described it is deemed unnecessary to go into greater detail as to the bending and joining of the parts. ,It would appear to be sufficient to point out that in this embodiment of the invention the downwardly opening pocket on the left side in FIG. 5 is denoted by the letter D and the upwardly opening closing ap by D'. On the other side, the upwardly opening pocket is denoted at C and the downwardly opening flap at C. lt is unnecessary to touch upon the spacing elements and fasteners since these have already been described in FiG. 4. It is to be pointed out, however, that portions of the linings, that is the portions 60 and 62 face or line the pocket portions of D and D' at the left while the remaining portions 64 and 66 line the pocket and flap C and C at the right.

lt will be evident, therefore, that the construction may be made of the stronger three-part leather construction seen in FIG. 4 or the simpler and more economical dual leather arrangement as seen in FIG. 5. Basically, however, the construction will be found to be the same, patentably speaking, in both forms or embodiments.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What l claim as new is as follows:

1. A case for accommodating two pairs of eyeglasses, said case comprising in combination a partition wall having upper and lower edges and a pair of end edges, said partition wall consisting of two layers of fabric material juxtaposed and secured together, and integral extension provided on one of said layers at the lower edge of said partition wall and extending upwardly therefrom to provide an upwardly opening rst pocket at one side of the partition wall, an integral extension provided on the other of said layers at the upper edge of the partition Wall and extending downwardly therefrom to provide a downwardly opening second pocket at the other side of the partition wall, -a rst covering member of leatherlike material superposed on the first pocket forming extension, said rst covering member passing under the lower edge of the partition wall and upwardly in overlapping relation with the second pocket forming extension whereby to provide a closure flap for the second pocket, a second covering member of leather-like material superposed on the second pocket forming extension, said second covering member passing over the upper edge of the partition Wall and downwardly in overlapping relation with the iirst pocket forming extension whereby to provide a closure ap for the rst pocket, and releasable means for fastening said flaps in their closed position.

2. 'Ihe device as defined in claim 1 together with a spacer block disposed between said partition wall and each of said pocket forming extensions.

3. The device as defined in claim 1 together with an integral extension provided on said one of said layers at the upper edge of said partition wall and extending downwardly inside lthe ap of the i'lrst pocket, and an integral extension provided on the other of said layers at the lower edge of the partition wall and extending upwardly inside the ap of the second pocket.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS D. 146,223 Kalnitz J an. 14, 1947 1,649,255 Robinson Nov. 15, 1927 2,057,801 Swanson Oct. 20, 1936 2,470,367 Palma May 17, 1949 2,710,685 Baratelli June 14, 1955 2,802,501 Stember Aug. 13, 1957 FOREIGN PATENTS 357,979 France Nov. 30, 1905 13,943 Great Britain Nov. 17, 1910 3,240 Great Britain Oct. 9, 1913

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U.S. Classification206/5, D03/265
International ClassificationA45C11/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45C11/04
European ClassificationA45C11/04