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April 12, 19„ F. MASHEK lLEATHER CARRYING CASE Filed Aug. 12, 1937 2,113,921 Patented Apr. 12, 1938 UNITED STATES yPATENT OFFICE 2,113,921 LEATHERLCARRYING cAsE Frank Mashek; Chicago, Ill. Application Augúst 12, 1937,> seriarNo. 158,631 . 3 Claims. ' ' l Oneobject of the invention is to provide anim proved construction for this: type of case in which the edges or margins are united together `for durability so they will withstand severe Wear machine by a seam I4 which passes through the `and will also p-resent an attractive and Well binding strip adjacent its` inner edges and the sheets || and I2 and strip 9. This operation will The invention relates to leather brief or carry cases. finished l ‘ " appearance. ` _. f f . . ’ Other objects of the invention will appear from the detailed description. ‘ The invention consists in the several novel fea tures of construction hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the con. clusion hereof. In the drawing: Fig, 1 is al perspective of one form of brief-case embodying the invention, a corner of the outer cover of leather being folded away from its backing for illustrative purposes. Fig. 2 is a sectional perspective of the marginal portionof one side of the brief-case shown in Fig. 1, on an enlarged scale. .'Fig. 3 is a perspec tive of a brief~case provided With a plurality of expansible pockets and embodying the invention. 2 f , at I3b and to lap and ñt against the margin. of the outer face of the'stiffenlng sheet I I, as at ISC. While the binding strip I3 .is- thus folded around the edges and margins of sheets ||, I2 ’and strip 9, all are sewedjtogether'on a sewing 5 ing on <01. 15o-1.6)' Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4 of‘Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a section on line 5-5 of -Fig. 3l. In Figs 1 and 2, the invention is applied. to a brief-case which comprises sides -I connected to gether by a fold to form the back 3 anda strip ‘ 9 of flexible material, such as stout thin woven 30 cloth, along the inner and top edges of the sides 'I, which permit expansion. of the sides and are adapted to be secured together by hookless fas* secure the backingsheet, the facing or liner sheet, and the binding strip- 9 together. A sheet 10 of leather I5 is cut to conform to the shape of the case desired to form the outer cover for the sides. 1 and back 8. The edge of this sheet is finished by suitable tools so that it will be smooth and possess a finished appearance. The inner l structure comprising strip 9, sheets I2 and || which have been bound together by the seam I4 and binding strip I3 are placed on the leather cover sheet I5 which is then seWed to» the inner structure by a seam I 6 which extends through 20 the cover sheet I5, sheets II and I2, strip 9 and both of the sides I3b and I3c of the binding strip I3. The seam I6 is made outwardly from the seam I4 so that the outside of seam I4 Will be covered by the leather sheet f I5 and only the seam I6 will be visible when the case is closed. The finished edge I5a of sheet I5 terminates substantially in or near the plane of the outer portion I3a of .the binding strip I3. The ñnished edge I5a of the leather cover sheet I5, the binding strip I3, and the seam I6 are visible from the teners IIl for closing and opening the case. In this type of case, the sides 1, when the case is outside of the case and impart an attractive. ñn ished appearance to its edge construction in con nection with the leather cover sheet. open, are adapted to lie ñat on a table or desk. In building up the case, a sheet I I of somewhat stout and diu‘able because the inner seam. binds flexible backing or stiffening material such, for example, as cardboard or strawboard, and a sheet I2 ofA material for forming an inner lining 40 or fastening, are cut into shape to conform to the sides -I and back 8 of the case. Sheet I2 may be of thin leather or ñne cloth which is adapted to serve as a ñnish for the inside of the case and to protect the contents from contact with the stiffening sheet Il. 'I‘he stripI 9 is- then laid with its outer edge so it conforms to the margin. of the stiffener sheet II and liner sheet I2. A binding strip |3 preferably of leather and of suiñcient width to extend around the edges of sheets II, I2 and strip 9 and to lap the outer faces of sheet || and the inner face of strip 9, is extended as at I3a around the edges of said sheets and strip and folded to lap and fit against 55 the entire margin of the outer'face of strip 9, as This construction provides a margin which is the binding strip, the backing and liner strips and the expansible strip together, and the outer seam secures together the same parts and the 40 leather cover sheet. The margin of the brief-case presents an at tractive and ñnished appearance on account of leaving visible the cut edge of the leather on the outer cover, the single seam on the outer face of the cover, and the folded edge of the binding. 45 In Figs. 3 and 4, the brief case comprises a front side I8, a back side I9, with a construction 2| forming a ñap to extend over and close the top of the case, and pockets in the case and be tween the sides which are formed by partitions 50 23 which are connected to one another and to the sides by an expansible or bellows memberV 24 of leather, which extends along the ends and bottom of the case. . The front side I8 comprises an outer or cover- `55 2 f ' ` 2,113,921 sheet of leather 26 and an inner facing or liner 21 of thin material, such as iine fabric or leather. Thelback-side I9 and the flap 2I comprise a cover-sheet 26’ of leather and a liner 21' of ñne fabric or leather. Bellows-member 24 is looped around the edges of partitions 23 and sewed thereto as at 23C. The outermost strip ' 24a of member 24 is extended tolap the margins comprising a strip having its margin lapping the margin of the inner face of the liner, and a binding striprfolded around the edges and lap ping the marginal portions of the outer faces of the connecting strip andthe liner, the lap ping portions of the binding strip and ?the liner and connecting strip being stitched together by a seam spaced from the edge of the liner, the of the inner faces of the liner sheets 21, re-` outer covering of leatherY having a finished edge 10 spectively. Binding strips 28 are folded around Y conforming to the binding strip and secured by 10 the edge of one portion of each strip 24a and a seam extending through the covering, the the edge of the abutting liner 21 and to lap, as binding strip, the liner and the connecting strip at 28a, 29h, the outer faces of liners V21 and strips outwardly of the first mentioned seam. 24a, respectively. These strips 28, liners 21, and 2. A carrying case comprising sides joined to strips 24a, respectively, are stitched- together by gether by a connecting back at one margin, a a seam 32 which extends through the liner and connecting strip between the sides, the sides com strip 24a and both portions 28S”V ofthe binding prising an outer sheet of leather, an inner lining strip adjacent the inner edge of theV latter. , The leather cover-sheet 26 is cut Yto fit the 20 side I8 and the cover-sheet 26’ is cut to lit >side I9 with its flap 2|. 'I'he edges of the leather sheets 26, 26’ are finished off and correspond substantially toV the outer edge of the binding strips. The outer ycover-sheets. of leather are each secured to the Vpreviously formed structure composed of the liner strips 21, the member 24 and the binding strips 28 by seams 30, which are stitchedrthrough' the lapped margins of the cover sheets, the binding sheets, and strips 24a, 30 respectively. This edge-construction is strong and durable because the liner-sheet, expansible member, and binding~strip are united together by the inner seam and are also united together and to the outer cover by the outer seam. The fin ished edge is attractive in appearance, the single outer seam, ñnished edge of the leather, and the edge of the binding strip being visible, while the inner seam is invisible from the outer sides of i 4,0 the case. The invention is not to be understood as re stricted to the details set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of the appended of thinY flexible material and a stifîening sheet between the liner andthe covering sheet, the connecting strip having its margin lapping the margin of the liner sheet, a binding strip folded around the edges and the sides of the backing and liner sheets and the connecting strip, the binding strip, the liner and the connecting strip being stitched together by a seam spaced from ‘ their edges and passing through them, the outer Vleather sheet having Vits edge conforming. to the binding strip and stitched thereto Vby a seam ex tending through both folds Yof the Ybinding strip, the liner and backing sheets and the connecting strip outwardly of the first-mentioned seam. 3. A carrying case comprising sides joined to gether by a connecting back at one margin, a connecting strip between the sides and means for detachably‘securing the margins of the strip together to close the case, the sides comprising an outer sheet of leather, an inner lining of thin flexible material and a stiffening sheet be tween the liner and the covering sheet, the con necting strip having its margin lapping the mar 40 gin of the liner sheet, a binding strip folded' ‘ claims, without departing from the spirit and around the edges and sides of the backing and liner sheets and the connecting strip, the bind scope of the invention. ing strip, theliner and the connecting strip being . Y Y’_f-Iaving thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent is: ' 1. A carrying case comprising sides connected together at one margin and a flexible connection between the sides, the sides comprising an outer covering sheet of leather and an inner. liner of relatively thin ñexible material, the connection stitched together by a seam spaced from the 45 edge and passing through them, the outer leather sheet having its edge conforming to the binding strip and stitched thereto by a seam extending through both folds of the binding strip, the liner and backing sheets and the connecting strip out- ' wardly of the ñrst-mentioned seam. FRANK MASHEK.