US 376005 A
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(No Model.) f T. MANAHAN.
MOTH-PROOF BAG. 10.376,005. Patented Jan. s, 1888.
` v-A Trop/vers i, UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
THOMAS MANAHAN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFCATIQN forming part of Letters Patent No. 376,005, dated January 3, 1888.
' Application filed November 4, 1887. Serial No. 254,320. (No model.)
partly broken away. Fig. 2 is asectionin the plane x x, Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a front View ofthe bag closed.
Similarlettersindicate corresponding parts. In the drawings, the letter A indicates the e body of the bag, and B is a closing-fiap,\vhich can be secured' luy-any suitable well-known means over the mout-h of the bag to close the latter. Hooks, loops, or suspending devices E F are secured to the front and back of the bag. Convenient means of attaching the suspending devices are shown in the drawings, where the suspending devices E F arev in the form of eyelets and placedin straps or bands D C, secured by paste or other suitable means to the front and back of the bag.
Within the bag is secured,by past-e or other suitable means, a flap or tongue, G. One or more attaching devices, K, are secured tothe flap. By having the attaching devices K engaging eyelets H in the tongue G such attaching devices AK can be readily secured to or removed from the tongue G. By having aseriesof attaching devices K such articles, for
example, as clothes can be secured in an open and spread position by being suitably Vsecured to said attaching devices.
The bag with its contents can be closed by the flap B, and said bag can then `be suspended by the suspending devices E F. The vbag A, straps C D,and tongue G are made ot'anysuitable material--as, for example, stout paper.
By coating or saturating the material of the l bag with any substance-aa for instance, pine tar-that excludes the air or keeps off vermin or moths, the articles contained in the bag will be protected against injury or dirt.
The bag and contents can either Ybe sus pended or the bag can be placed on a shel t', as may be advantageous to the coutentsof the bag.
Re enforcing strips L and M are secured about the body and mouth of the bag,and said strips strengthen the bag. The strip L is shown as engaging not only the body A, but also the straps C D, so as to strengthen said straps. The strips L M are made of suitable material-such as canvas-so as to strengthen' the bag and at'the same time leave the bag flexible. The reenforcingstrips L M are se cured inposition by suitable means, such as anr adhesive.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
l. Amoth-proof bag having itsiuterior provided with an attached flap, G, carrying a hook, K, substantially as described.
2. A moth-proof bag for wearing-apparel and other articles, having its open end closed by a suitable flap, a tongue attached to said ap and carrying an attaching device,and provided Vupon the t'ront`and rear sides withI suspending-straps extending beyond the mouth of the bag, substantially as described.
3. A moth-proof bag having a folding closing-flap, B,`and suspending-straps vC D, secured, respectively, to the front and rear sides ot' the bag and extending beyond the bagmouth, said bag having its inside provided with au attached ap, G, carrying an attaching device, K, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
THOMAS MANAHAN. [L s] Vitnesses:
W. C. HAUFF, E. F. KAsTENHUBER.