|Publication number||US823058 A|
|Publication date||Jun 12, 1906|
|Filing date||Jul 31, 1905|
|Priority date||Jul 31, 1905|
|Publication number||US 823058 A, US 823058A, US-A-823058, US823058 A, US823058A|
|Inventors||David D Leavy|
|Original Assignee||David D Leavy|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 823,058. PATENTED JUNE 12, 1906 D. D. LEAVY.
APPLICATION FILED JULY31, 190s.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 12, 1906.
Application filed July 31, 1905. Serial No. 272,092.
To all whom, it incty concern:
Be it known that 1, DAVID D. LEAvY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Tabbaseka, in the county of J efierson and State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Luggage-Carriers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in luggage-carriers or knapsacks, and is designed more particularly for the use of soldiers, cyclists, and explorers.
The object of the invention is to produce a device of this character which will distribute the weight evenly upon the back and shoulders, this result being accomplished by the use of suspension-hooks which are padded and by placing padding upon the back of the case.
A further object is to so construct the device that the lower portion thereof will not rest against the back of the wearer, but will leave a small air-space which will tend to prevent chafing and will be particularly appreciated in hot weather.
For a full description of the invention and the merits thereof and also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction of the means for effecting the result reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through same. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the parts with the box removed.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by thesame reference characters.
The numeral 1 designates the case, which has a closure 2 provided with a lock 3. Two metal straps 4 are riveted or otherwise secured to the back of the case 1, the lower ends of the straps being bent around the bottom of the case at 5, while the upper ends are bent outward, so as to form suspension-hooks 6, which fit over the shoulders of the wearer. A metal strip 7 is attached to the lower portion of the case by means of pieces of spring metal 8 and is bent so as to conform to the shape of the waist around which it is adapted to fit. The ends of the member 7 are provided with eyes or links 9, to which straps 10 are connected, said straps being adapted to buckle around -the waist. The supporting-hooks 6 and the member 7 are provided with padding 11, and padding 12 isv placed upon the back of the case 1. This padding serves to distribute the weight, and hence tends to prevent chafing. The two end pieces of spring metal 8 are secured to the metal straps 4, while the middle piece 8 is secured directly to the case 1. These members 8 allow the case 1 to have a certain amount of vibratory motion and also hold the lower portion of same slightly spaced from the back of the wearer. The ends of the suspension-hooks 6 are provided with eyes or rings 13 for the connection of straps 14, which extend down to the beltstrap 10. Metal strips 15 are secured to the upper portion of the metal straps 4, one of the ends of said strips extending into the interior of the case 1 and being provided with rings 17, while the opposite ends are provided with rings 16. By passing a cord or strap through the ring 16 a roll or bundle can be readily secured to the top of the device. Rings 18 are also secured on the inside of the case opposite to the ring 17 so that by passing acord' through the two rings a bundle can be suspended from the top of the case. Rings 19 are also secured on each end of the portion 5 of the metal strap 4, extending beneath the case, so that, if desired, a package can be attached to the bottom of the case 1.
From the foregoing description it will be readily understood that I have invented a luggage-carrier which will be very comfortable upon the wearer and which is so constructed as to accommodate itself to a great variety of uses.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is 1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a box or case, metal straps secured to the back of said box, the
upper ends of said straps being bent so as to form suspension-hooks adapted to fit upon the shoulders of the wearer, strips connected to the upper portion of the metal straps, one end of the strips extending into the interior of the box and both ends of the strips being provided with means for securing a bundle thereto, and a waistband secured to the lower portion of the box.
2. In a device of the character described the combination of a box or case, metal straps secured to the back of said box, the lower ends of said straps being bent so as to embrace the bottom of the box while the upper ends of the straps are bent so as to form suspension-hooks adapted to fit upon the shoulders of the wearer, strips secured to the upper portion of the metal straps and pro vided at both ends with means for securing a bundle thereto, one of the ends of said strips passing into the interior of the boX, and a waistband connected to the metal straps at the lower portion of the box by means of spring members.
3. In a device of the character described, the combination of a boX or case, straps secured to the back of the boX the lower ends of said straps being bent so as to embrace the lower side of the box while the upper ends are the boX by means of which a package can be secured to the bottom of the boX.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature I in presence of two witnesses.
DAVID D. LEAVY. Vitnesses:
JOHN A. WILLIAMs, W. E. STRIcKLIN.
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