US 796286 A
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m4796386. PVATENTEID AUG. 1, 1905.
s. BQTTBBSB. f I A ,DRESS SUIT CASE COVER.
APPLICATION FILED APB.. 21, 1905.
UNITED sTATEs PATENT oEEroE.
SHEARMAN BOTTEESE, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 1, 1905.
Application filed April 21,1905. Serial No. 256,794.
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, SHEARMAN BoTTEEsE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have made certain new and useful Improvements in Dress-Suit-Case Covers, of which the follow. ling is a specification. y
This invention is an improvement in covers for satchels of the kind commonly knownv as f dress-suit cases; and the invention consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter described.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View, and Fig. 2 is a top plan view, of a dress-suit case provided with my improvements, parts -of the cover being broken away in both figures to show the clasps for securing" `the cut-out portion of the cover to lit around the handle of the suitcase, and Fig. 6 is a detail vertical section of the cover on about line 6 6 of Fig. 2. v
By my invention I seek to provide a protectingvcover for dress-suit cases which can be secured snugly upon the case, does not interfere with the opening or closing of the case, and will afford means forcarrying magazines, newspapers, or thelike on one side` and a pair -of rubbers or the like on the other side, as will more fully appear hereinafter.
be made of khaki color and may-preferably be provided with Vcorner-.pieces a, of brass o other suitable protecting material.
In Figs. 1 and 2 the suit-case is shown as having one side B larger than the other side C, so that the joint D between the ,two sides of the case comes nearer to one edge of the case than the other, and the cover Eis formed with the opposite pocket-sections F and G, whichV are united at the lower edge at H, and these pocket-sections F and G conform to the casesections B and C of the suit-case. The pocketsection Fis of such size that it ordinarily will be kept in place on the section B of the case when tted thereon and held to the handle portions, as presently described; but the sec- .tion G is smaller than the pocket-section F,
and in order to secure the ends of the said pocket-section at the upper edge of the suit-i case I ypro vide hook-like clips I on the pocket- .section G at the upper edge of the mouth thereof arranged and adapted to hook over,
as best shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 4, and which operate to 'securely hold thepocket-section Gr to the section .of the suit-case which it covers at the upper cornersof the latter. In some instances, especially when the side sections of the suit-case are of the same size, as shown, for instance, in Fig. 3 of the drawings, it may be desirable to provide hook-like clasps t' on both pocket-sections of the cover to engage over the respective sections of the suit-case.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, I provide the top portion of the cover-pocket which overlies the lock J with van opening K, through vwhich the lock iseXposed, the side strap IC of said opening K being arranged to be crossed by the bolt-carrier J of the lock in order to secure the central portion of the cover snugly in place without interfering in any way with 4ready access to the lock.
ranged to fit around the handles M at the connection of the latter with the suit-case, such Lopenings being provided at oneside with thev closing-straps L, arranged for detachable con- Openings L are arnection at L2 with the cover-section, so the cover maybe neatly and securely applied around -thehandle These openings L may be angular, as shown'in Figs. 1. 2, and 5, or they may curve, as illustrated at Lf in Fig. 3, and where handles M are provided on both sections of the suit-case both sections or pockets of the cover may be provided with the openings for the handles, as shown .in Fig. 3. v The cover may be made of canvas or other l cotton stul or material and will preferably One section of the cover is provided at N with an opening for the strap carrying the buckle N', while the other section or pocket of the 'cover is provided at O with an opening for ythe passage of the strap O to engage with the Saidbuckle N', as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings. This permits the passage of the strap ordinarily employed for securing the suit-case and the arrangement of said straps .outside of the pocket-sections of the cover so and which are adapted to receive rubbers, slippers, or other articles.
Having thus described niy invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure loy Letters Patent, is
l. The combination with a dress-suit case, and the handle, straps and lock devices thereof, of the cover composed of the oppositelyconnected pocket-sections adapted to lit over the sections of the suit-case, one ot' said pockets being provided at its free edge adjacent to its upper corners, with hook-like clasps to engage with the key-section it incloses, and said sections being provided with openings for the fastening-straps of the suit-case, one of the sections of the cover having an opening to expose the lock of the case and being also provided With openings to fit around the ends ofthe handle, said openings being provided at one side With closure-straps adapted to be detachably secured in position to close the sides of said openings, the cover-sections being provided on their outer sides with pockets arranged and adapted for use, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
2. A dress-suit-case cover, having pockets adapted to t over the case-sections they respectively cover, and one oi' said pockets being provided adjacent to its upper free corners With hook-like clasps to engage with the edge of the case-section it incloses, substantially as set forth.
3. A suit-case cover having connected poel;- ets for inclosing their respective sections oi a suit-case, one of said sections being provided adjacent to its upper free corners with clasps to engage with its respective case-section, and the other pocket-section of the cover being provided with openings to lit around the ends of the handle and with straps for securing the said pocket-section in position around the said handles, substantially as sct forth.
4. A suit-case cover having the opposite pocket-sections to fit over their respective suit-case sections and provided adjacent to the upper corners of one of said pocket-sections with clasps extending along the top and ends of the case-section it includ es and hooked to engage therewith, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
A suit-case cover, having pockets to fit over their respective case-sections, and having one of said pockets provided with opcnings to iit around the ends of the case-handle and with straps for closing said openings and provided With means whereby they maybe detachably secured to hold the pocket in place around such handle ends, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.
SHEARMAN BOT' `EESE- Witnesses:
SoLoN C. KnMoN, PERRY B. TURPIN.