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No. 898,026. A PATENTED SEPT. a, 190s.
APPLIQATIONy FILED MARA, 1908.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MILDRED C. WILSON, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.
Application filed March 1, 1908.
To all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that I, MrLDnnD C. WILSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Haven, in the county of New I-Iaven and Stateof Connecticut, have invented or discovered certain new and useful Improve ments in Trunk-Linings, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to a waterproof lining for trunks, suit cases, and similar receptacles, and adapted to be detachably secured in the interior of the receptacle, when desired, to protect the contents from dampness. To this end the improved linings will be made in sizes to fit the different standard sizes of trunks, suit cases or other baggage receptacles lfor travelers, and will preferably be provided with means for detachably securing them to the insides of the baggage receptacles. These improved linings may be made of any suitable strong and durable waterproof fabric or material, but will preferably be made either of oiled silk or seamless rubber between two sheets of cloth, or of rubber sheeting having rubber on one side and cloth on the other. The entire lining will be made with as few seams as is consistent with economy of material, the sides, bottom and top being preferably of one piece, and the corner seams at the ends being preferably bound with tape to make them practically air tight. The edges of the lining will also preferably be bound with tape, for strength and durability.
In the accompanying drawing Figure l is a perspective view of a preferred form of one of the improved linings, and Fig. 2 is a cross section of a trunk provided with such a lining as is shown in Fig. l.
Referring to the drawings the lining A, formed of any suitable strong and durable Waterproof sheet material, as above described, comprises the top a, sides l), b, bottom d, and ends c, the said top, sides and bottom being preferably in one seamless piece, and the top being preferably large enough so as to tuck in liberally at the ends and front side to make overlapping joints. The ends e may be integral with the bottom or one side, so as to be partly seamless, or they may be of en tirely separate pieces, as may be most economical in manufacture. The corner parts between the ends and the bottom and sides Will preferably be suitably stitched together and the .seams bound With tape to make Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 8, 1908.
Serial No. 419,132.
them tight or moisture-proof, and all of the exposed edges of the lining will also preferably be bound with tape, to prevent wear or abrasion. These bindings are denoted by the linesfin Fig. 1.
To detachably secure the linings to the inside of a trunk, as g, said linings are preferably provided near their corners and along their upper sides with suitable fastening devices, preferably with the ball elements 7L of ball an'd socket fasteners, the other elements of such fasteners, as t, being on the trunk or other receptacle to be lined.
From the foregoing it will be understood that the invention provides means whereby travelers may have their clothes and other belongings effectively protected from moisture, which, on long voyages, in the holds of ships and in warm damp climates frequently causes great injury to clothing by mold and mildew, and even when such injury does not result from the moisture, serious and objectionable wrinkling of clothing results, all of which may be prevented by the present invention.
Having thus described my invention I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A waterproof lining for a baggage receptacle consisting of strong, flexible waterproof material shaped to 'lit the inside of such receptacle and having permanently closed, moisture-proof lower and vertical joints at its end corners, said lining being provided with a top portion entirely covering the top of the receptacle and overlapping the vertical arts of said lining so as to be adapted to tuc r in at its front and ends to form practically moisture-proof joints around the top of the receptacle, and means for detachably securing said lining to such receptacle.
2. A waterproof lining for a baggage receptacle consisting of waterproof material shaped to 'fit the inside of such receptacle and having joints at the corners which are bound with tape to render them waterproof, said lining being provided with an overlap ping top and with means for detachably securing said lining to such receptacle.
3. A waterproof lining for a baggage receptacle consisting of flexible waterproof material shaped to 'lit the inside of such receptacle and the tops, sides and bottom of which are of one seamless piece, and the said lininO' having permanently closed, inoisture-proof ovver and vertical joints at its end corners, combined With means for detaollably securing the said lining-,Ato such receptacle, the said top of said lining being of suiiieient size to largely overlap at the ends and front sides so asto tuck in; at these points to aiford practically moisture prooil overlapping joints around the top of the receptacle.
4. A Waterproof lining for a baggage receptaole consisting of leXible Waterproof material adapted to fit the inside of suoli receptacles and the to sides and bottom of which are in one sea ess piece7 and the said lining having Joints at its corners bound Wltll tape lining being of sufficient size to largely oyerlap at the ends and front side to aHord praetioally moisture-proof overlapping joints.
In testimony whereof I ailiX my signature, 20
in presence of tWo Witnesses.
MILDRED C. WILSON.
A. H. KIMBERLY, ALBERT H. BARCLAY.