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Publication numberUS469342 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 23, 1892
Filing dateAug 28, 1891
Publication numberUS 469342 A, US 469342A, US-A-469342, US469342 A, US469342A
InventorsJ. Nilsen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination traveler s case or valise
US 469342 A
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SPECIFICATION forming. part of Letters Patent No. 469,342, dated February 23, 1 892.

Application filed August 28,1891. Serial No. 404,020. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ANTON J. NILSEN, aoitizen of the United States of America, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook, State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Combination Travelers Cases or Valises, of which the following is a description.

My invention relates to a novel improvement of a combination article; and it consists of a travelers valise constructed to be used asa dressing-case or as a bench to sit on and provided with spacious compartments for carrying divers articles.

Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective of a closed travelers valise or case of common size and form. Fig. 2 represents the same when opened and used for a dressing-case, the legs turned inside; Fig. 3 shows the case open, with turned-down legs in position when used as abench to rest on the same. Fig. 4 shows a top view of the case, exposing, partially, interior arrangements. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section on line was of Fig. 4 and in reversed position as shown in Fig. 3, and Fig.6 is a transverse section on line y y. Fig. 7 shows in detail, on enlarged scale and partially in section, one of the legs situated on the middle portion of the open case. Fig. 8 is a side View relating to the lower part of the foregoing one. Fig. 9 shows in perspective view one of the corner-leg-fastening devices, and Fig. 10 is a'front View of the lower portion of one of the corner legs.

The combination travelers case or valise, as represented in Figs. 1, 2, and 3 of the accompanying drawings, consists of two equalsized separate caskets or chests a Z), made of suitable light material for easy carrying, and the same are hinged together at their rear ends to be opened and locked in the front. Each of the caskets is inside longitudinally divided into several compartments and pro- Vided with movable corner legs f f, which when not in use are concealed in the fitting side apartments 0 e, reserved for that purpose. The larger space 01 between the apartments 0 and e is especially adapted for carrying divers articles and covered with a lid h, hinged to the frame of the chests for opening and closing and keeping the contents in safe condition when the caskets or chests are turned upside down. In addition to the above-said corner legs a pair of center legs 70 Z are introduced to support the hinged caskets or chests of the Valise or case when opened in full length. To keep the corner legs when brought in upright position firm in place, a supporting- .piece of angle-iron B, as shown in Fig. 9, with a round hole 19 atthe lower portion of the front end and a projecting top piece m, with a notch n, is securedly fastened to each of the front corners of the chests. Said legs are preferably of iron, hollow inside, and provided with a sidewise-projecting flat spring 0, which fits into the notch when the legs are raised. The same are mounted with tops a at their lower end and by pairs connected with their upper part to the square end portions q q of a transverse-running iron rod g, situated in front near the bottom of the chests, the extreme ends of the rod passing through the holes 19 p of the angle-irons to keep the same in secured position and permit turning the legs into their respective space and to remain there in horizontal position when not in use. The upper ends of the legs present a flat surface t and are provided with a slot 3, in size to slide fittingly on the square portion (1 of the rod for the purpose to adjust itself, resting with the said flat surface against the bottom of .the chests when the same are used as a bench, as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. The center legs 70 Z are of same diameter and material as the corner legs, but shorter in length, and their upper bellshaped ends i, with sidewise-projecting flanges j j, rest on top of the joined rear parts rr of the chests frame. The bolt 1/. of the hinges, which keeps the same together, is connected at one end to a wedgeshaped piece of iron 1: in rectangular position and projects a short distance up into the hollow space of the leg to keep the same in upright position, by means of a stout spiral spring S, attached to the said wedge at one end, while the other end w is fastened to the leg, which arrangement couples the legs with the hinges and admits turning thesame in right or left side direction down into the compartments of the chests, designated purposely for concealing the same when not used or the valise folded together.

In Fig. 2 of the drawings the valise is shown half opened and used as an apparatus repre sentingadressing-case,with a mirrorD hinged with its upper part to the recessed lid'h of the top casket or chest a and resting in an inclined position with its lower end on the lid h, which covers the space (Z of the bottom chest I) of the valise.

Having thus described my invention, I claim- 1. In a combination travelers valise consisting of a pair of caskets or chests a b, the same hinged together and internally divided lengthwise into side and middle compartments, the former ones a c and e e containing movable corner legs f f and f f and the latter d d provided with lids h and it, one of which being recessed and bearing a hinged mirror, substantially as shown and'described.

2. In a combination travelers Valise, the hinged caskets or chests having internally-divided apartments 0 e, the same provided each with an angle-iron B, the same having a top piece m, with a notch n, and provided with a hole p, said chests containing an iron rod g, with square end portions q q, in connection with corner legs f f the same having a slotted top end with flat surface If and provided with tops a 'and'with a spring 0, substantially as shown, and for the purpose described.

3. In a combination travelers valise consisting of a pair of chests a b, with sideapartments 0 6, said chests connected together with hinges, the bolt u of the same bearing a wedge 1'), in connection with a spiral spring S, the same and the said bolt combined with a movable center leg is Z, with bell-shaped top end i and flanges jj, substantially as shown, and for the purpose described.

4:. In a combination travelers vallse con sisting of a pair of chests a 19, divided internally into longitudinal sides and middle compartments provided with movable corner legs ff and center legs 70 Z, the same arranged in position to be turned in full length into their relative side compartments 0 e, the middle space at d of the chests being covered by movable lids h it, one of the same bearing a mirror, said chestsbeing connectedtogether by hinges, the bolt a of the same bearing a wedge 12 in connection with a coiled spring, combined with the center legs, substantially as shown and described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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