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Publication numberUS3182701 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1965
Filing dateJul 15, 1963
Priority dateJul 15, 1963
Publication numberUS 3182701 A, US 3182701A, US-A-3182701, US3182701 A, US3182701A
InventorsAbraham Ginsburg
Original AssigneeAbraham Ginsburg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Multiple face handbag
US 3182701 A
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A. calNslauRGv MULTIPLE FACE HANDBAG May 11, 1965 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July l5, 1963 INVENTGR. ABRAHAM GINSBURG.

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MULTIPLE FACE HANDBAG Filed July 15, 1963 2 Sheets-Sheet. 2

INVEN ABRAHAM GINSBURG United States Patent() 3,182,701 MULTWLE FACE HANDBAG Abraham Ginsburg, Teaneck, NJ. (639 59th St., West New York, NJ.) Filed July 15, 1963, Ser. No. 294,866 2 Claims. (Cl. 15G-28) This invention concerns a multiple face handbag.

According to the invention, there is provided a ladys handbag or purse on outer sides of which are spaced loops or rings. Straps are attached to edges of the handbag near the loops. A generally rectangular replaceable cover is provided for the handbag. This cover is large enough to enclose opposite sides and bottom of the handbag. Holes are located near corners of the cover for engaging with the loops. T-he straps may then be inserted through the loops to overlay the cover and hold it on the handbag. The cover may have different decorative patterns on opposite sides thereof and will be reversible. Thus the handbag may present one appearance when carried Without they cover, a second appearance when carried with the cover having one pattern on the outside, and a third appearance when carried with the cover reversed to display the other pattern. In a modification of the invention, it is possible to provide a second cover made of transparent plastic material. The handbag can be carried with the transparent cover mounted thereon to display the original sides of the handbag through Athe transparent cover. Alternatively the rst patterned cover can be mounted on the handbag and the transparent cover can be mounted over the first cover. The transparent cover will serve as `a protection against rain, soiling, and wear of the handbagand patterned cover. It can easily be removed when desired to reverse the patterned cover, and then can be replaced. A lady can be provided with several patterned covers so that a single handbag can serve multiple purposes for formal, sports and casual wear, with several changes of patterns for each purpose. Y

It is therefore one object of the invention to provide a ladys handbag with means for quickly attaching and detaching a cover for sides and bottom of the handbag.

Another object is to provide a novel cover for sides and bottom of a handbag, with means for quickly attaching and detaching the cover.

A further object is to provide a ladys handbag with a detachable cover for the sides and bottom of the handbag, the cover having different decorative patterns on opposite sides thereof.

A still further object is to provide a ladys handbag as described with a transparent plastic cover removably disposed thereon and` covering sides and bottom of the handbag and with or without the cover having different decorative patterns on opposite sides disposed between the transparent cover and the handbag.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, references will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

FIG. l is a perspective view of a handbag and cover embodying the invention.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on line 2-2 of FIG. 1.

Y FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the handbag with cover shown partially open.

FIG. 4 is a sectional view, partially in end elevation, taken on line 4-4 of FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is an oblique plan view of a patterned cover.

FIG. 6 is a side elevational view of a handbag with patners of the sides.

3,182,7til Patented May 11, 1965 ICC terned cover and transparent cover thereon, part of the transparent cover being broken away.

FIG. 7 is an end elevational view taken on line of FIG. 6.

FIG. Sis an oblique plan view of the transparent cover.

FIG. 9 is an oblique plan view on a reduced scale of a double cover assembly.

Referring first to FIGS. 1-4, there is shown a ladys handbag 10 of conventional type with large generally rectangular opposite sides 12a, 12b and at rectangular bottom panel 14.

T-he handbag has rectangular inverted U-shaped frame members 15 joined by rivets 16 at each end with a catch 13 on top. Gussets 18 join the opposing sides 12a, 12b. The handbag has a lining 17. A carrying strap 19 is engaged by rings 20 in loops 21 secured to the frame. The sides 12a, 12b and bottom panel 14 may be made of leather, plastic, patterned or plain cloth or other suitable material. To the extent described the handbag is conventional.

According to the invention, the handbag has a pair of horizontally spaced protruding metal loops 22 on each of the sides. The loops are located near the upper cor- The planes of the loops are vertical perpendicular to the sides 12a, 12b and horizontal bottom of the handbag. These loops extend outwardly of the sides of the handbag. Four flexible straps 23a-23d, one for each loop are located near the loops 22 respectively. Each strap is engaged between binding 24 and the outer side 12EL or 12b of the cover as clearly shown in FIG. 2. 'I'he Ywidth of the strap is less than the internal length of the loop 22 so that it caneasily be inserted with the free end of the strap extending horizontally inward beyond the loop on one side of the handbag. Loops 22 have end flanges v27 between the outer sides and lining 17.

FIGS. 1-5 show a cover 30 which is suitable for covering the sides land bottom of the handbag. The cover 30 has two diiferent patterns P1 and P2 opposite sides thereof. The cover hasa lat, flexible body 31 made of a sheet or plural sheets of cloth, plastic, leather, etc. Cover 30 has outer generally trapezoidal panel portions 32a, 32b with an integral rectangular panel portion 33 therebetween. The panel portion 33 can underlay the bottom 14 of the handbag while panel portions 32a, 32b cover the sides 12a, 12b respectively, or cover sides 12b, 12a respectively depending on whether pattern P1 is `011 the outside as shown in FIG. 1 or pattern P2 is on the outside `as shown in FIG. 6.

Slot-s or holes 35 are located near the corners of the sheet body 31 for engaging on the loops 22 respectively. The loops will extend outwardly of the cover body so that straps 23u-23d can be engaged therein.

For reversing the cover, the straps are disengaged from the loops 22 and the cover is removed and reversed. The cove-r is reeng'aged on the loops and the straps are reinserted in the loops to complete the reversing and remounting of the cover. An edge binding 36 can be provided on lthe cover to reinforce the peripheral edge thereof. The binding 36 can be sewn or cemented on the edge of the cover.

FIGS. 6-8 show a cover 40 which is made from a flexible sheet of transparent plastic material. This cover conforms in size and shape to cover 30 With a central rectangular panel 33 and two trapezoidal end panels 32' and 32". Holes or slots 35 are provided in cover 40 to register with holes 35 and to engage on loops 22. FIGS. 6 and 7, show cover 40 -overlaying and protecting the cover 30 which in .turn overlays and covers the cuter sides 12, 12b and bottom of the handbag. The pattern P2 is visible through the transparent body of the cover 40. If cover 30 is omitted, the cover 40 can be mount-ed on the handbag to expose the sides 12a, 12b of the handbag through the transparent body of the cover. Cover {it} will serve to protect and preserve the handbag and cover. Cover 46 is moistureproof, tough and durable. It resists abrasion, cutting .and tearing and will not fray. It can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth. lt will protect delicate fabric patterns of cover Si? and sides i221, 12b from soiling and wear. Cover 4t) is easily removed by disengaging straps 23a-23d, for reversing cover 3th or for removing this cover entirely.

More than lone cover 3i) can ybe provided with different patterns on their several sides. Thus a Single handbag 1) can be used for many purposes and in many places. This makes it possible for a lady provided with a plurality of inexpensive covers to reduce the number of handbags she must purchase and store for a variety of formal, informal, casual, sports, business and other purposes.

In FIG. 9, there is shown a double cover assembly 5t) in which transparent plastic cover tl is secured at one end by stitching d5 to one end of patterned cover 46). This arrangement permits the cover 30 to be turned to one side or lthe other of cover 40" to cover pattern P1 or P2 as indicated by arrows A, A. Thus when cover 49 is reversed to expose a different pattern, the transparent cover can also be reversed, and if it is not desired to expose cover Siti it can be concealed between cover dil 4and the adjacent sides and bottom of the handbag. This attached arrangement of covers Sti', 46 is desirable since thevcover 30 cannot be accidentally misplaced after eing removed to reverse cover 40. Also the user has the option of placing cover Sil' inside or outside of cover lti. Holes 35 in cover 34V will register with holes 35 in cover 46. t

While the covers have been shown with generally trapezoidal end panel portions and a rectangular center panel portion, it will be apparent that the particular shape depends on the shape of the handbag lo. The ends of `the covers can be curved and the outer edges can be curved or straight depending on the shape of the sides of handbag ld.

While I have illustrated `and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, -it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made Within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what Iclaim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

l. In a ladys handbag having opposing outer sides and a bottom panel joined to bottom edges of said sides, in combination a pair of loops secured to each Vof the sides and extending outwardly thereof, each loop being disposed in a plane perpendicular to the bottom of the handbag, the loops of each pair being located near opposite upper corners of each outer side of the handbag, and a plurality of straps respectively located near the loops with one end secured to an end edge of an outer side and with a free end insertable through the adiiacent loop, a first opaque exible cover having outer panel portions conforming in size and shape to the outer sides of lthe handbag with a central panel portion conforming in size and shape to said bottom panel, said cover having holes near outer corners thereof engaged on the loop-s respectively, and a transparent flexible cover conforming in size and shape to the first cover and covering-the first cover so that the first cover is visible therethrough, said transparent cover having holes near outer corners thereof registering with the holes in the first cover and engaged on said loops, the free ends of the straps being inserted in the loops and holding the two covers on the handbag, said first cover having different patterns on opposite side panel portions thereof so that the different patterns may be selectively exposed through the transparent cover when either patterned side panel portion faces outwardly of the outer sides of the handbag, said transparent cover being secured at one end thereof to one end of the first cover so that the transparent cover can be selectively disposed either outside of the first cover or between the first cover and outer sides and bottom panel of the handbag.

l 2. As yan article of manufacture, a detachable and reversible cover for a handbag having mounting loops at upper corners of outer sides thereof, comprising a first opaque cover including generally rectangular, flat flexible body having different patterns at opposite sides thereof, and holes near outer corners thereof for engaging on corresponding located loops on the handbag; and a transparent plastic flexible second cover conforming in size and shape to the body of the first cover, said transparent cover being secured at one end thereof to one end o-f said body for overlaying either side thereof in registration therewith to expose the pattern on either side, said second cover having holes registering with the holes in the outer c-orners of the first cover for engaging on said loops of the handbag.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,118,400 5/38 Goldberg 15G-28 2,627,885 2/53 Cassell 15G-28.1 2,694,427 ll/54 Hovis 15 0--28 .l

FOREIGN PATENTS 669,516 12/38 Germany.

FRANKLIN T. GARRETT, Primary Examiner.

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U.S. Classification150/105
International ClassificationA45C13/08, A45C13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/08
European ClassificationA45C13/08