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June 21, 1938- 2,1215% ' (5, s, 'MERK BAG FRAME STRUCTURE Filed ‘April 8, 1955 @E Ry 24/ GE ,6’; MERE w my 2,121,528 Patented June 21, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,121,528 BAG FRAME STRUCTURE George S. Merk, Flushing, N. [11, assignor to United-Carr Fastener Corporation, Cambridge, Mass.,_ a corporation of Massachusetts Application April 8, 1935, Serial No. 15,177 4 Claims. (Cl. 150-29) ‘My invention aims to provide improvements same manner and therefore I shall describe only in bag frame structures and relates particularly one construction. to the attachment of ornaments thereto. In the drawing which illustrates a. preferred embodiment of my invention:— ‘Figure 1 is a plan view of one form of my in~ vention which includes two ornament pieces, one being shown in normal position and one being shown moved part way into position; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the frame struc ture shown in Fig. 1 with parts of the side ‘mem bers of the frame broken away; Fig. 3 is an enlarged section taken on the line 3—3 of Fig. 1 showing the manner of mounting 15 the ornament member; Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a plan view of the channel member which supports the ornament; 20 Fig. 6 is a section taken on the line 6--6 of Fig. 5; and Fig. 7 is an enlarged bottom plan view of the ornament before attachment. While I am aware of the fact that bag frame 2 ornaments of various types and designs have been attached to bag frames by channel members. I believe that I am the ?rst to provide the com bination of elements hereinafter more speci?cally described and claimed, particularly with refer 3 O ence to the mounting of ornaments in such a manner that the mounting means is concealed and, therefore, the full effect of the ornament or ornaments is secured. 35 40 Referring now to the particular structure se lected for illustration of my invention, I have shown a well-known type of bag or vanity frame used in the manufacture of ladies’ handbags and vanities. This frame includes a pair of U-shaped members I and 2 (Fig. 4) arranged in side-by-side relationship and hinged together at their free ends 3 (Fig. 2) in the usual manner. These frame members have the usual top portions 4 and 5 upon which are usually mounted the looking or 45 latching means 6 (Figs. 1 and 2) of any well known construction for holding the frames in bag-closing positions. In order to ornament the top of the bag frame to harmonize with the lock 6 or in any other suit 50 able decoratlve manner, I have secured at oppo site sides of the lock structure 6 ornament pieces ‘I and 8 which are substantially half round in My improved construction for securing an or nament includes a sheet metal channel member 9 secured to the top bar 4 of the frame member I at ‘one side of the lock means 6 and this chan nel member has side walls 'I ll--| 0 preferably con verging as shown in Figs. 4 and 5. This channel member 9 may be attached to the top bar member 4 in any suitable manner. In the drawing I?" have shown it as being attached by means of prongs I |—H located adjacent to the ends there of and passing through the upper wall of the top bar member 4 and clenched against the under side thereof, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 3. 15 The ornament 8 may be’ formed of any suit able material and in any desired shape but it is preferred to have a ?at bottom face. The par ticular ornaments which I have shown are made of solid ‘plastic material and in the bottom face I have formed grooves l2--l2 preferably converg ing as they enter the material so as to cooperate with the converging walls Ill-Ill of the channel member. These slots I2—l2 begin at one end of the ornament member 8 and terminate short of 25 the other end (Fig. 7) so that they are not ex posed when the bag structure is viewed from one end. Since the grooves l2-l2 cooperate with the side walls Ill-l0 the ornament may be attached to the channel member by sliding it endw'lse after 30 entering the walls in the groove, as shown at the left-hand sides of Figs. 1 and 2. In the particu lar structure illustrated the ornaments 1 and 8 are moved longitudinally until they abut the lock member 6, as clearly shown at the right-hand at sides of Figs. 1 and 2. Any suitable means may be employed to hold the ornaments ‘I and 8 in their normal positions against accidental longitudinal removal. One way in which this may be accomplished is to pro vide a yieldable ?nger or detent member l3 in the bottom of the channel 9 (Figs. 3, 5, and 6) which is depressed into a slot [4 (Fig. 3) as the ornament passes overit during the engaging oper ation and ?nally the spring ?nger or detent l3 snaps into a recess l5 (Figs. 3 and ‘7) in the bot tom of the ornament 8 to hold it securely in po sition. If it is desirable to remove the ornament it can be accomplished by exerting su?icient pres sure to release the detent l3 from the recess l4. 50 My invention is simple, compact and reduced to a minimum number of parts. It is also par ticularly desirable because it decorates without cross-section and of a width preferably to- cover the top members 4 and 5. Each ornament mem ' exposing attaching means for the ornaments 55 ber 1 and 8 is secured to the bag frame in the which would in many instances detract from the 55 2' 2,121,528 trated by the drawing, ornamentation of a bag operating with an open end of the slots of said ornament whereby said members are engaged frame or other similar structure can be so ar by a longitudinal approaching movement. decorative appearances. Furthermore, as illus ranged that the structure of the frame members is entirely concealed. While I have illustrated and described a pre 3. The combination with a bag frame having opposed members hinged together and movable toward and away from each other of a channel ferred embodiment of my invention, I do not wish member at the outer face of one of said mem to be limited thereby, because the scope of my bers and having converging side walls extending invention is best de?ned by the following claims. away from said member, and an ornament mem 1. The combination with a bag frame having ber having cooperating converging slots in the 10 10 opposed members hinged together and movable under face thereof receiving said side walls, said toward and away from each other, of a channel channel member having an open end cooperat member at the outer face of one ofv said mem bers and having converging side walls extending 15 away from said member and an ornamental mem ber having slots in the under face thereof re ceiving said side walls and interlocking the or provided by the channel member and engaging the ornament to prevent accidental movement nament in place so that the channel is con thereof in at least one longitudinal direction cealed, said slots in said ornament converging in relative to said channel member. 4. The combination with a bag frame having 20 a similar manner to said side walls and beginning at .one- end of the ornament and terminating short of the other end to permit engagement of said ornament with said channel by a longitu dinal approaching movement to engage the side walls in said slots. 2. The combination With a bag frame having opposed members hinged together and movable toward and away from each other of a channel member at the outer face of one of said mem 139 ing with an open end of the slots of said orna ment whereby said members are engaged by a longitudinal approaching movement, and a means 15 bers and having converging side walls extend ing away from said member, and an ornament memberhaving cooperating converging slots in the under face thereofreceiving said side walls, said channel member having an open end co opposed members hinged together and movable toward and away from each other of a channel member at the outer face of one of said mem bers and having side Walls extending away from said member in angular relation to each other, 25 and an ornament having slots in the underside thereof each receiving a side in interlocking en gagement and terminating short of one end of the ornament” said channel member having an open end cooperating with open ends of the 30 slots of said ornament at the other end whereby said members are engaged or disengaged by lon-. gitudinal movement. ’ GEORGE S. MERK.