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Publication numberUS595959 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 21, 1897
Publication numberUS 595959 A, US 595959A, US-A-595959, US595959 A, US595959A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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TOOL BAG. No. 595,959. Patented Dee. 21,1897.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 595,959, dated December 21, 1897.

Application ledebruary 9, 1897. Serial No. 622,611. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MARK R. MARSHALL, Jr., of Bunkie, in the parish of Avoyelles and State of Louisiana, have invented a new and Improved Tool-Bag, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of this invention is to provide a bicycle tool-tray which may be used to hold the tools ready for use on the bicycle and avoid the necessity of removing the tool-bag when it is desired to use the tools.

The invention consists in certain peculiar features of construction, as will be fully described hereinafter, and defined in the claim.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure l is a perspective view of the toolbag in open position. Fig. 2 is a cross-secsection of the bag in the same position. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the bag when closed, and Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view showing in particular the hinge and catch between the body and tray of the bag.

The body of the bag has a closed sided, with a top b, bottom c, back d, and front e. The top b is provided at its upper face with straps b', by which the bag may be connected with a horizontal portion of the bicycle-frame. The front e is provided at its outer face with a strap e', adapted to surround the steeringhead of the bicycle. The front is also provided at its front face and at its lower portion with a rigid arm e2, the outer end of which is curved to form a hook and is adapted to embrace the steeringhead, so as to properly balance the body during the time that the tray is extended, as shown in Figs. l and 2.

The bottom c of the body is cut away at the edge opposite the side a, so that the front e and back d will project slightly beyond .the corresponding edge of the bottom c. The tray has abottom f, the inner side g of which isv capable of fitting within the cut-away portion of the bottom c and is hinged to the adjacent edge lof the bottom by a hinge g' in such a manner that the tray may swing to the position shown in Figs. l and 2 and may be`moved upward to be completely inclosed l by the body, in which position the side g will rest flat against the bottom c. The bottom f is extended-slightly outward from the side g, so as to take under the lower edge of the bottom c and serve to more securely hold the tray in the extended position. Fixed to the inner side of the back d and of the front e are the respective hooks h, respectively adapted to engage hooks 71.', fastened on the outer sides of the ends of the tool-tray. The positions of the hooks 7i and h are such that they will engage each other to hold the tray in the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

The tray has a series of partitions 7."inclined outwardly, as best shown in Fig. 2. These partitions form compartments for the tools, and by the inclination of the partitions it is easy to take the tools from the tray when the tray is extended. The front side Z of the tray .is shorter than the side g, so that the tray may easily Swing to closed position. The top b has a flap m, adapted to extend around the tray j' when closed within the body and hold the tray in place through the medium of a catch m on the bottom f of the tray and coacting with an eye m2 on the flap m.

It will be seen that the parts constructed as described will hold the tools securely when closed and that the inclination of the partitions la serves not only to permit the easy withdrawal of the tools when the tray is in a horizontal position, but also to hold the tools in the tray when the tray is moved from a horizontal to a vertical position. Vhen the tray is extended horizontally, the catches h and 71.', together with the peculiar construction of the bottoms f and c, hold the tray very rigidlyin place, while the arm e2, bearing against th e steering-head, counteracts the uneven distribution of weight and holds the body of the bag vertically.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- A tool-bag consisting lin a body portion having an open side, a tray fitting removably within the body portion and hinged to the lower edge thereof whereby the tray may swing in and out of the body portion, means for holding the tray extended in a horizontal Ico position out of the body portion, loops at the the edge and serving to engage a support and upper portion of the traywherebyto suspend hold 'the body Vertical against theLeeeentric the tool-bag from a horizontal bar, a loop at Lotion of the tray When the same is extended. Io

onevertical edge of the tool-bag, and an arm MARK R. MARSHALL, J R. 5 attached rigidly to the same Vertical edge of Witnesses:

the body and extending outward therefrom, JOHN C. PALMER,

the arm being' locatedV at the lower portion of 1 EDWIN C. LUSK.

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Cooperative ClassificationB62J9/005