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No. 866,459. I PATENTED SBPT. 17, 1907.
DRESS SUIT CASE.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 10, 1908 2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.-
DRESS APPLIOATION PATENTBD SEPT. 17, 1907.
FILED NOV'.10,'1906- 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
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ALFRED GRAY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 17, 1907.
- Application filed November 10, 1906. $erial No. 342,847.
vented new and useful Improvements in Dress-Suit Cases, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to dress suit cases and similar traveling bags, and one of the principal objects of the same is to provide a supplemental compartment for small articles and to provide a separate cover for said compartment. v
In dress suit cases and other traveling bags, as now constructed, small articles, such as combs, brushes collars, ties, and scarfs are liable to be moved about within the case and become very diiiicult to locate when they are wanted without removing all the contentsof the case.
One of the principal objects of my invention is to provide a separate compartment for small articles which will be provided with a separate cover so that these articles may be removed from the case without opening the compartmcnt containing the clothes or other large articles.
The object referred to may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a dress suit case made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section on the line 3-3, Fig. 2, looking in the direction indicated by the arrow. Fig. 4 is a vertical section on the line 44, Fig. 2, looking in the direction indicated Suitably fitted within one end of the body portion of the case is a tray 6 which may be bound with a piece of sheet metal 7 or other suitable material which extends above the upper edge of the tray to close the joint between the body 1 of the case and the covers 8 for the end compartment. The covers 8 are hinged at the top and bottom of the case, as shown at 9, and these hinges may be covered with a piece of flexible material 10 similar in color and appearance to the body of the case. The covers 8 open out from the center, as shown, and are provided with a suitable lock 11, and spring fasteners 120i the usual or any suitable construction, may be utilized for holding the covers or lids 8 in closed position.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that a dress suit case made in accordance with my invention will be found very convenient, and useful for travelers. The end compartment may be opened for the purpose of removing small articles without disturbing the larger compartment. in the large compartment are accessible without disturbing the small compartment.
While I have shown a dress suit case provided with a compartment at one end for small articles, it will be understood that my improvement may be applied to traveling cases, hand bags, and other similar devices without departing from the spirit or scope of my invention.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is A dress suit case provided with a compartment at one end thereof, a tray forming said compartment, said tray having a metallic binding extending above the upper edge thereof, covers for said compartment hinged at the top and bottom of the suit case, a lock for securing said covers together, and spring fasteners at the sides of the case, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses L. H. THOMSON, .T. FRICKEL.
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