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Publication numberUS3326258 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1967
Filing dateJun 25, 1965
Priority dateJun 25, 1965
Publication numberUS 3326258 A, US 3326258A, US-A-3326258, US3326258 A, US3326258A
InventorsStucker Leslie L
Original AssigneeContinental Handbag Creations
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Handbag attachments for various articles
US 3326258 A
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June 20, 1967 STUCKER 3,326,258

HANDBAG ATTACHMENTS FOR VARIOUS ARTICLES Filed June 25, 1965 5 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR LESLIE L. STUCKER BY WW4? ATI'URNE .5.

June 1967 L. STUCKER HANDBAG ATTACHMENTS FOR VARIOUS ARTICLES Filed June 25, 1965 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR LESLIE L. STUCKER June 20, 1967 STUCKER HANDBAG ATTACHMENTS FOR VARIOUS ARTICLES 5 Sheets-Sheet Filed June 25, 1965 INVENTOR LESLIE L. srucKER AUG/WC s.

United States Patent 3,326,258 HANDBAG ATTACHMENTS FOR VARIOUS ARTICLES Leslie L. Stacker, Flushing, N.Y., assignor to Continental Handbag Creations, Inc., New York, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed June 25, 1965, Ser. No. 466,990 4 Claims. (Cl. 150-34) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A ladys handbag having a plurality of spaced auxiliary pockets opening upwardly on one of the inner surfaces thereof for storing toilet articles, one of the pockets being closed by a flap. A modified ladys handbag with a part1- tion wall with auxiliary pockets opening upwardly on the wall for storing toilet articles, and having a frame with hinged side bars adapted to bulge outwardly in open position and snap back to a closed position.

This invention relates to handbags and more particularly to attachments in handbags for various tools and items of toilet.

A principal object of the invention is to provide a handbag with auxiliary pockets on the inner surface of the sides of the body of the bag.

Another object is to provide a handbag with a male snap fastener on the inner surface of one side thereof for attaching a key chain with female snap fastener thereto. A further object of the invention is to provide a handbag with a pair of spaced auxiliary pockets and a hidden auxiliary pocket between the pair of pockets and a snap fastener element associated with the hidden pocket.

Yet another object according to a modification thereof is to provide a handbag with a partition in the interior thereof, the partition supporting a snap fastener element for attachment of a keychain and female snap fastener element.

Yet another object according to a further modification thereof is to provide a handbag with a partition in the interior thereof, the partition supporting a pair of spaced auxiliary pockets and a snap fastener element therebetween for attachment of a keychain and female snap fastener element.

For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference 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.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

FIGURE 1 is a top perspective view of a fragment of a handbag embodying one form of the invention, the handbag being shown open' with articles and a keychain with key being shown supported.

FIG. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary front elevational view of the inner surface of one side of the handbag showing a keychain and female snap fastener element supported, a key being shown in dash lines, and showing an auxiliary pocket in closed position.

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary front perspective view of the inner surface of one side of the handbag showing the male snap fastener element and the auxiliary pocket in open position.

FIG. 5 is a top perspective view of a handbag embodying a modified form of the invention, the handbag being shown in open position.

FIG. 6 is a top perspective view of the top frame and "ice part of the partition of the handbag of FIG. 5, the frame being shown in open position.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the body of one top corner of the handbag, the frame being omitted and a portion of the partition being shown in dash lines, a fastening element being shown in disassembled position.

FIG. 8 is a front perspective view of the partition.

FIG. 9 is a sectional view taken on the line 99 of FIG. 7.

FIG. 10 is a fragmentary perspective view of the support for the male snap fastener element and of the keychain with key and female snap fastener element in disassembled position.

FIG. 11 is a sectional view taken on the line 11-11 of FIG. 10, on an enlarged scale.

FIG. 12 is a front elevational view of a partition supporting a modified form of auxiliary pocket.

Referring now in detail to the various views of the drawings, in FIG. 1 a fragment of a handbag or pocketbook 10 embodying one form of the invention is shown. The handbag or pocketbook is formed of leather and comprises an elongated body rectangular in configuration with opposed side walls 12, 12 and end walls 1 4, 14 and bottom wall 16. The end and bottom walls are formed with central folds 18 and 20 respectively. The side and end walls are fastened to a top frame structure including a pair of inverted U-shaped members 22 fastened to each other by hinge structures 24, only one hinge structure being shown. A pair of opposed clasps 26 on the top of the frame members hold the pocketbook in closed position. The handbag or pocketbook described heretofore is conventional.

In accordance with the present invention, on the inner surface of one of the side walls 12, a pair of auxiliary pockets 28 and 30 rectangular in configuration are mounted adjacent the ends and secured by stitching 31 and 32, respectively. The pockets are open at the top to receive articles such as mirrors 34 and the like.

At the top of the inner surface centrally thereof, another auxiliary pocket 36 is mounted. The pocket is open at the top as indicated at 38 and is hidden from view by a semi-circular flap 40 secured at one end between the frame 22 and the side Wall 12. The remainder of the flap is unattached and is formed with a round hole 42 at the center of its outer free edge and with a closed slot 43 thereacross. A male snap fastener element 44 is suitably secured to the inner surface of the side wall 12 below the pocket 36 and centrally thereof in position to be received in the hole 42 of the flap when the flap is closed as seen in FIGS. 1 and 3 and to project outwardly of the hole.

With the male snap fastener element 33 thus positioned, it is convenient to receive a female snap fastener element such as the snap fastener element 46 having a button shaped socketed body 48 with a loop 50 formed thereon to receive a small chain 52 for flexibly supporting a tool, such as a key 54 which is shown supported in the pocket 36. When the flap is in closed position, the key is readily inserted into the pocket 36 through the slot 43. The key is readily removed from the pocket for use by lifting the flap 40.

In FIGS.- 5 to 11, inclusive, a handbag 10' embodying a modified form of the invention is shown. The handbag is formed of flexible leather. The body of the handbag is rectangular in front elevation having opposed side walls 12', end walls 14 with folds 18' and bottom wall 16. A rectangular panel of stiff leather of approximately the dimensions of the side walls 12 is positioned inside the handbag and extends from end to end thereof constituting a partition wall 60. The partition wall together with the end and side walls defines compartments 62, 62 inside the handbag on both sides of the partition wall. An elongated plate 64 U-shaped in cross section fits over the top edge of the panel 60, reinforcing and finishing off the top end of the panel. A pair of spaced eyes 65 are formed on the top edge of the plate 64 to receive hinged loops 68 for fastening the looped ends of handle members or straps 70. The ends of the partition wall 60 adjacent the top corners thereof are secured to the folds 18 by means of rivets 72 extending through holes 74 in the partition wall and through the material of the folds 18'.

The side walls 12 are fastened to a top frame structure including a pair of straight flat bars 76 with curved flanges 78 along the opposed long edges thereof providing a trackway 79 along the top of each side wall 12. The adjacent ends of the bars 76 are hingedly connected to the ends of the plate 64 by hinge assemblies, each consisting of a hinge pin 81 supporting hinge plates 80 and 82 secured at one end to the pin by knuckles 84 and secured at the other end to the sides of the plate 64 by rivets 86. The opposite free ends of the bars 76, 76 are open and are connected by flexible metal strips 88, 88 slightly narrower than the bars 76 and slidable along the trackway 79. The strips are adapted to be flexed outwardly to a slightly curved position as shown in FIG. 6, at which time the bars 76 swing and slide along the strips toward the ends thereof and when flexed inwardly the bars 76 swing and slide along the strips toward the centers thereof.

In accordance with this form of the invention, on one side surface of the partition wall 60, there are a pair of vertically disposed auxiliary pockets 28' and 30, rectangular in configuration, mounted adjacent the ends of the partition wall and secured thereto by stitching 31' and 32, respectively. Articles 34 and are shown in the pockets 28' and 30', respectively.

A semi-circular patch 36' of leather is stitched to the surface of the panel 60 at the top and centrally thereof to support a male snap fastener element 44. The element 44' provides a convenient support for a chained tool such as a chain 52' and key 54 assembly carried by a female snap fastener element 46' adapted to snap onto the element 44'.

The top long edges of the body of the handbag above the side walls 12 are looped as indicated at 90 to receive the frame structure and are secured to the strips by rivets 92 extending through holes 94 in the strips 88 and through the leather material of the body. The rivets 92 also secure oval shaped metal plates 96 to the outer surface of the side walls at the central tops thereof, the plates 96 each supporting flexibly a few links of a chain 98.

FIG. 12 illustrates a modified form of panel or partition wall 60" which differs from the panel or partition wall 60 of FIG. 8 in that only a single pocket 100 is mounted on the surface of the panel. The pocket 100 is horizontally disposed and is open at the top and is formed with end folds 102 to permit expansion. The pocket is secured in position by stitching 104. In all other respects, the panel 60" is similar to the panel 60 and similar reference numerals are used to indicate similar parts.

While we have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of our invention, it is to be understood that we do not limit ourselves 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.

What is claimed is:

1. A handbag comprising flexible bottom, side and end walls and being open at the top, hinged bars connected at the hinge end to the juncture of theend and side walls at the top thereof, curved flanges along the long edges of said bars, the bodies of said bars and said flanges defining trackways, flexible strips of metal loosely connected between the free ends of said hinge bars whereby the ends of the bars are adapted to slide over said strips, said strips being longer than the width of the space between the free ends of the bars whereby the strips are adapted to move outwardly to form a curved elongation of the top ends of the side walls, said top ends adapted to move with a snap action when manually moved over the dead center of said strips, and integral loops on the top long edges of the side walls covering said hinge bars and strips.

2. A handbag comprising flexible bottom, side and end walls and being open at the top, hinged bars connected at the hinge end to the juncture of the end and side walls at the top thereof, curved flanges along the long edges of said bars, the bodies of said bars and said flanges defining trackways, flexible strips of metal loosely connected between the free ends of said hinge bars whereby and ends of the bars are adapted to slide over said strips, said strips being longer than the width of the space between the free ends of the bars whereby the strips are adapted to move outwardly to form a curved elongation of the top ends of the side walls, said top ends adapted to move with a snap action when manually moved over the dead center of said strips, and integral loops on the top long edges of the side walls covering said hinge bars and strips, and a flexible hand strap flexible supported on the top edge of the partition wall.

3. A handbag comprising flexible bottom, side and end walls, an interior partition wall extending from end wall to end wall, hinged bars connected at the hinge end to the juncture of the end and side walls at the top thereof,

curved flanges along the long edges of the bars, the bodies 7 of said bars and said flanges defining trackways, flexible strips of metal loosely connected between the free ends of said hinge bars whereby the ends of the bars are adapted to slide over said strips, said strips being longer than the width of the space between the free ends of the bars where by the strips are adapted to move outwardly to form a curved elongation of the top ends of the side walls, said top ends adapted to move with a snap action when manually moved over the dead center of said strips, integral loops on the top long edges of the side walls covering said hinge bars and strips, spaced pockets on one surface of the partition wall, said pockets having open top ends to receive articles for insertion into the pockets, a male snap fastener element mounted on said one surface between the pockets for receiving a female snap fastener element supporting a key chain.

4. A handbag comprising a bottom wall, side walls and end walls, spaced pockets on the inner surface of one of the side walls, said pockets having open top ends, to receive articles for insertion into the pockets, another pocket in the space between said pockets and in a plane thereabove, said other pocket having an open top for insertion of articles therein, a removable flap concealing said other pocket, said flap having an opening in the free end thereof, and a male snap fastener element on said inner surface below said other pocket and protruding through the opening in the flap for receiving a female snap fastener element supporting a key chain.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 991,252 5/1911 Trask -34 1,268,633 6/1918 Scheuer 150-34 1,719,120 7/1929 Miles 150-40 1,725,093 8/1929 Maksik 150-42 1,774,347 8/1930 Bainton 24-230 1,873,736 8/1932 Braunlich 24-3 X 1,994,827 3/1935 Mayer 150-33 X 2,224,972 12/1940 Long et al 24-3 2,482,422 9/1949 Loew 150-40 2,975,497 3/ 1961 Budreck 24-201 FOREIGN PATENTS 528,417 10/ 1940 Great Britain.

FRANKLIN T. GARRETT, Primary Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification150/115, 383/6, 383/19, 70/456.00R, 24/3.6, 206/5, 150/106, 383/34, 150/112, 383/40, 24/3.13, 383/43
International ClassificationA45C3/00, A45C13/02, A45C3/06, A45C13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/02, A45C3/00, A45C3/06
European ClassificationA45C13/02, A45C3/06