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Publication numberUS3536116 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1970
Filing dateDec 12, 1969
Priority dateDec 12, 1969
Publication numberUS 3536116 A, US 3536116A, US-A-3536116, US3536116 A, US3536116A
InventorsMargolis Joseph
Original AssigneeMargolis Joseph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clutch purse with changeable covers
US 3536116 A
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United States Patent [72] Inventor Joeeph Margolis 500E85thSt.,NewYork,NewYork 10028 [211 App]. No. 884,416 [22] Filed Dec. 12, 1969 [45] Patented d. 27, 1970 [54] CLUTCH PURSE WITH CHANGEABLE COVERS Claims, 7 [having Ftp.

[52] U.S. (1 150/28, 150/36, 150/42 [51] Int. Cl. Ac 3/08 Field ofSearch ISO/28.1, 28, 29, 30, 42

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,063,031 5/1913 Henry /28(.1) 1,570,515 1/1926 Meltzer 150/28(.1) 1,990,360 2/1935 Anish l50/28(.1) 2,059,022 10/1936 Park 150/28(.1)

Primary Examiner-Donald F. Norton Tucker l50/28(.l) 150/28(.'1) l50/28(.l) 150/28(.1) l50/28(.1) l50/28(.1) 150/28(.1) l50/28(.l) l50/28(.l) 150/29 150/28(.1)

AttorneySandoe, Hopgood, and Calimafde ABSTRACT: A purse or handbag having changeable covers is disclosed in which the main purse has extending closure flaps with article receiving pockets. Separable covers are provided having flap receiving pockets. The main purse. flap, and cover also have fastening elements to fasten the flap, cover and purse.

Patented Qct. 2' 7, 1970 Sheet J of I INVENTOR. JDJEPH MARGOL 45 Jud) ATM/V573 Patnted Oct. 27, 1970 Sheet Z of 2 CLUTCH PURSE WITH CHANGEABLE COVERS My invention relates to a clutch purse or ladies handbag having changeable covers.

Prior clutch purses with changeable covers have lacked simplicity and have therefore presented an undesirable clutch purse design. The multiple purse parts are apparent from front or side viewing and the various fastening elements are exposed.

One of the objects of my invention is to provide a clutch purse having simple and clean design features and a series of covers which may be used selectively to provide different colored purses or even shapes, depending on the occasion and the desires of the person.

A further object is to provide a clutch purse which, while useable with changeable covers, still has an attractive design appearance when such covers are not used.

A still further object is to provide a clutch purse with changeable covers in which the various fastening elements are substantially concealed, particularly when an apertured cover is employed, and the purse presents an attractive appearance from the front and sides.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide a clutch purse having article receiving pockets in extending flaps, the pockets being accessible for use when the flaps are inserted in said changeable covers.

A still further object is to provide a clutch purse with flaps and changeable covers having different article carrying pockets in the flaps and covers.

The above-mentioned and other features and objects of this invention and the manner of attaining them will become more apparent and the invention itself will be best understood by reference to the following description of an embodiment of the invention taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of my invention;

FIG. 2 is an exploded view illustrating the main purse and changeable cover;

FIG. 3 is a front view of my invention;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view, with the main purse open and the cover unfastened;

FIG. 5 is a side view, with the main purse closed and the cover fastened;

FIG. 6 is an exploded view of another embodiment of my invention illustrating the main purse and changeable cover; and

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view of the embodiment of FIG. 6 with the purse open, the flaps inserted in the cover, and the flaps being unfastened.

Referring now to FIG. 1, there is shown a ladys purse 10, sometimes referred to as a clutch bag, having a central section or main purse body 11, bordered by a metallic frame. sides 12A, 12B, forming also a bottom and thus defining the main purse interior, and a clasp 14. The parts 11, 12A, 12B and 14 are conventional. The novel clutch purse further includes side closure flaps 20A, 20B integral with and extending from sides 12A, 128, respectively and a cover 100 having flaps receiving pockets.

For purposes of description the right side of the clutch purse will be described and will be identified by A, and it will be understood that the left of B side is symmetrical and thus the same description would apply.

In the embodiment illustrated (FIGS. 1, 2 and 4), the extending flap 20A has an upper flap body portion 21A and an extending part 23A, part 21A united, by sewing for example, to the side 13A of the main conventional purse, which may be cloth or other conventional material. Thus the side of the novel clutch purse 12A may include sides 13A and 21A although it will be understood that 12A may be formed of one or more side elements and may also include a stiffening element A between such side elements and to carry a male fastening element which extends through 21A.

The flap A has an extension 23A which extends almost to the top of side 12A as shown in FIG. 2 and is shaped to advantageously fit into a respective flap receiving pocket 101A, formed in the upper part of the inside of the cover 100. Cover may comprise a continuous outer layer of material and inner layers 1 1 1A, having for example, only a layer of stiffening material, such as cloth 1 12A, to give a definite contour to the pockets 101A and may carry the female fastening socket. The inner layers are attached, by sewing or the like to the inner layer on right, left and upper sides to define the respective pockets 101A.

Cover 100 may also include a second article receiving pocket 102A, formed below the top pockets 101A, to receive change or the like. Pockets 102A, 102B are formed by inner layers of material 113A, 1138 attached, by sewing or the like, to the outer layer 110 at the bottom and sides to define an upper opening to the pockets 102A, 102B (FIGS. 2, 4).

A further set of pockets 29A, 29B are formed in the inside of flaps 20A, 208, the opening being just below the lower edge of layers 1 11A, 1118 of the flap receiving pockets of the cover 100. Access to pockets 29A, 29B is thus available when the cover is used and the flaps and cover efiectively close pockets 29A, 29B.

The flap as described may be a double layer construction with a continuous outer layer 25 folded over forming pocket 30A. The inner layer 26 extends below the folded over layer and comprises the upper portions 21A, attached to the sides 13A. Together with outer layer 25, layer 26 defines the pockets 29A. It will be noted that pocket 101A, as well as pocket 29A are covered and effectively closed when the cover 100 is in place, as shown in FIG. 5.

Thus, a multiplicity of pockets are provided, and the main purse is useable with or without the cover, and further the pockets are protected or covered when the fastening means are used.

From the side, the clutch purse with cover of FIG. 5 presents a clean design and the separablity of cover 100 is virtually unnoticeable. The flaps 20A are fully enclosed at the top 105.

The main clutch purse has a male fastening element 200A which engages either the female 201A on the inside of flap 20A or female 202A on the inside of cover 100. When female 202A is engaged, the main clutch purse 10, shown in FIG. 2,

can be used separately and apart from the cover. When the flap 20A is inserted in the cover, the female 202A is engaged. The fastening elements shown may be suitably recessed in the purse, flap or covers, respectively, and other types of fastening elements may be used.

Referring now to the preferred embodiment of FIG. 6 and 7 there is shown the main purse body 11 and the side closure flaps 20A. In this embodiment, and pocket 101A is provided to receive articles. A fastening element 200A which comprises generally circular body and an extending male member is attached to the outside of the main purse body while the generally circular body comprising the female socket is shown at 202A, 202B, on the inside of the closure flap.

The cover 100' comprises a receiving pocket 101A into which the flap 20A is inserted. The fastening member of this cover comprises two openings 205A, 2058, which are formed on the inside of the upper pocket 101A and is generally circular so that the circular body of the respective fastening element can pass therethrough to provide adequate fastening.

In this way the amount of space occupied by the fastening element is substantially reduced since the male and female body may be recessed in the purse and closure flap respectively. Further fastening element of the cover occupies essentially little or no width since the circular female (or male) fastening bodies fit therethrough. This provides an enhanced design effect and the general thin, design appearance is retained.

While the foregoing description sets forth the principles of the invention in connection with specific apparatus, it is to be understood that this description is made only by way of example and not as a limitation of the scope of the invention as set forth in the objects thereof and in the accompanying claims.

I claim:

1. A clutch purse with a changeable cover comprising:

a main purse having outer sides;

two side closure flaps extending from said purse sides;

purse is a complementary fastening element. g V v d flaps and cover receiving pockets; and, fastening means on said purse outer sides, flaps and cover to fasten the closure and the cover to the purse sides.

v 2. The clutch purse of claim 1 in'which the fastening means onrthe flapsand coverare'the same and'are substantially a v a removable cover for said purse having a pair of inside flap, 7

recessed female elements,qand the fastening means on the SlThe cIutch purse of claim 2 in which l have at least one pocket therein; said cover providing an'en-' 1 closing surface for said pocketl.

4. The-clutch purse of'claim '3 in which one pocket is 3 formed in the inside of a flap, whereby said pocket is covered I 7 by the main purse body when said flap is fastened.

s. The clutch purse of claim 4 in whi p the flaps a: into said inside of saidflap remains accessible;

a 6. The clutch purse of claim 5 in which said cover includes article receiving pockets on its sides facing the'main purse.

7. The clutch purse ofclaim l inwhich the-fasten means comprises complementary locking elements on said purse outersidesandsaidflapsandthesaidcoverincludesmeans providing coupling between said outer sides and flaps where V by said cover is held when the fastening means are connected.

8. The clutch purse of clainl in which fastening means V-includes male snap fastening elements on said outer sides, female socket elements on said flaps, and apertures in said cover through which said socket elements may pass.

l 9. The clutch purse of claim'8 in which each said flap in C eludes an article receiving pocket extending from its opening to the top of the flap, each flap pocket receiving one &of saidflaps and the lower edge forming the opening rim of flap receiving cover, and said article receiving pocke'tinthe 7 receiving pocket extending to a each said flap receivingpocket extendingmto a distance to allow acces to said article receiving pocket. 10. The clutch purseof claim lin which each said flap ineludes an article receiving pocket extending from its opening

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U.S. Classification150/103, 150/112, 150/115
International ClassificationA45C3/06, A45C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C3/06
European ClassificationA45C3/06