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Publication numberUS653889 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 17, 1900
Filing dateSep 29, 1897
Priority dateSep 29, 1897
Publication numberUS 653889 A, US 653889A, US-A-653889, US653889 A, US653889A
InventorsBenjamin F Rubel
Original AssigneeBenjamin F Rubel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 653889 A
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No. 653,889. I Patented July l7, I900.


(Application filed Sept. 29, 1897.)

(No Model.)

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srncrncarron forming part of Letters Patent No. 653,889, dated July 17, icon. Application filed September 29, 1897- Serlal No. 653,447. (No modehl To aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, BENJAMIN F. RUBEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, Cook county, Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Trunks, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my invention is to provide'for protectinga trunk, sample-case,or similar construction, especially when handled roughly, by the use of a yielding cushion of peculiar construction at the corners thereof; and the invention consists in the features and combinations hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of one of the corners of a trunk provided with my improved protecting cushion; Fig. 2, an elevation or perspective view of the protecting cushion; Fig. 3, a perspective view of the inner plate adjacent to the wall of the trunk; Fig. 4, a sectional view taken on line 4 of l, and Fig. 5 a seccush- Although attempts have been made to use yielding protecting devices at the corners of trunks, they have thus far been'unsuccessful andnever came into generaluse. 1 As trunks are now constructed, therefore, it is usual to provide a solid metallic protecting device instead of a yielding protecting device at each corner; but such solid device, not possessingany giving or yielding quality, is incapable of receiving or taking up the jar or shock caused by falling, and consequently incapable of protecting the trunk against injury from falling, whether this happens through carelessness, rough handling, or other causes. The special object of my invention is to obviate or remove this objection.

in making my improved trunk, samplecase, or similar construction A, I provide a yielding cushion 13, preferably of rubber, and apply the same to each. corner, securing it in place by means of metallic plates fitting over wings I), extending therefrom. There are two metallic plates, an outer metallic plate 0 and an inner metallic plate (1, and the Wings of the yielding cushion are inserted between these plates or some part thereof and firmly secured and held in place by bolts or rivets D, passed through the plates and Wings and wall o the trunk int-he form of construction in which the device is shown applied in Fig.

4, while as shown in Fig. 5 the rivets pass only through theplate and wall of the trunk.

In order that complete protection may be furnished to each corner of such construction,

the metallic plates are extended a short dis- I tance over or around all'three sides thereof. To illustrate, each one used at the top cor ners is extended a short distance over the top and at each side and end to which it is applied, and each one used at the bottom corners is extended a short distance under. the bottom and at each side and end to which it is applied; The inner plate has a fiat central portion, against which a corresponding fiat face on the cushion fits, and'the corner of the trunln is formed or cut away to present-afiat bear ingsface for the inner plate. The outer plate iii) has a central opening for the projection of of the cushion and inner plate furnish ahearing-surface for the cushion in use, and this,

in connection with thesupport had by the wings and the outer plate, results in an attach ment that is yielding, strong, and durable and which will prevent the cushion fromhecoming displaced or torn out in use.

The advantages of my invention are that it provides a simple, economical, and ehicient yielding device for protecting trunks, sample cases, and similar constructions against injury resulting from carelessness, rough handling, or other causes-and that this yielding device maybe made and applied-in the manufaoture of the construction to which it is an,- plied or made and sold separatelytherefrom, as'desired. When made separately, the protecting devices may be put in the marlretand sold as ordinary trimmings.

I claim-- 1. In a corner-protecting device, the combination of a yielding cushion having a contral ball-shaped top or bearing face and a wedgeshaped base formed by outwardly extending wings or projections, an inner rigid.

plate havinga central bearing-face and fitting against the face of the base oi the yielding cushion, and an outer rigid plate having pro Ice ion bet ween them, substantially as described.

10' bearing-face and a. Wedge-shaped base formed the yielding cushion, an outer metallic plate having projecting ends crowding into the dividing-line between the top and the base and fitting over the extending wings increasing the elastic or resilient quality of the ballshaped top, and bolts or rivets securing the metallic plates to the corner to which the dejecting endscrcwding into the dividing-line between the top-and base of the cushion and fitting over the extended wings increasing the elastic 01' resilient quality of theball-sheped top, and means for firmly securing the rigid plates in place and holding the yielding cush- 2 The ccrnbinaticn with a trunk, samplecase' or iother similar article, of e yielding cushion having a central ball-shaped top or ing cushion in place, substantially as described. BEN. F. RUBEL. Witnesses:


by outwardly-extending wings or projecticns, an inner metallic plateheyin g acentral bearing and fitting against the face of the base of vice is applied and firmly securing the yield-

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