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Aug. 16, 1938. - _A; LANDlS ' 2,126,898 HANDBAG Filed Oct. 18, 1937 59 4/ /46 f/l/llllmmu HIIHIIHIIHIIUIHH( 4. 58 37 ' 5 Patented Aug. 16, 1938 2,126,898 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,126,898 HANDBAG Aaron Landis, Elizabeth, N. J. Application October 18, 1937, Serial No. y169,529 5 Claims. This invention relates to handbags. (Cl. 150-36) tion consists in the novel combinations and ar One object of the invention is to provide a rangements `of parts hereinafter described in handbag having an improved internal secret their preferred embodiments, pointed outin the pocket concealed by a flap-like lining member. subjoined claims, and illustrated in the annexed Another object of the invention is to furnish a handbag in which a concealing ñap lining member for a secret pocket is so arranged rela tive to the bag body, in respect to size or propor tion or in relation to infolding gussets as not to 10 be noticeable when the handbag is opened. Another object of the invention is the provi drawing, wherein like parts are designated by the same reference characters throughout the several views. In the drawing: l Figure l is an isometric sectional view of one half of a handbag embodying the invention. sion of a handbag having a ñap closure from Figs. 2 and 3 are sectional viewsl taken re spectively on lines 2-2 and 3_3 of Fig. 1. which depends in utmost uniformity a conceal ing lining member for a secret pocket in the bag body so that the lining member appears to be merely a part of the flap lining. Another object of the invention is to construct a handbag having a secret pocket in the body tion of the handbag. Fig. 5 is a sectional View on line 5--5 of Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a view in end elevation with parts removed showing the handbag in open position and with the secret pocket exposed. thereof, and a lining member connected to the 20 handbag ñap to provide a secret pocket in regis ter with the ñrst secret pocket with the lining member depending to conceal both, whereby Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view of a bottom por- f Fig. 'l is a perspective view of a modified hand bag. 20> Fig. 8 is an end view thereof with a part re moved. elongated articles may be disposed and hidden from view. Another object of the invention is the provi 25 The advantages of the invention as here out lined are best realized when all of its features sion of a lining member to conceal a secret the same structure, but, useful devices may be pocket wherein the lining member depends into the bag body and is reliably so retained by a weighting container or by a resilient strip ele 30 ment that expands into the bag body, or both. Another object of the invention is to furnish a secret pocket accessible for small articles from within the bag body and accessible for large articles from the outside of the bag body. Another object of the invention is to provide a 35 bag body having a secret pocket provided with a produced embodying less than the whole. It will be obvious to those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains, that the same relatively concealed closable bottom opening, with the side and end walls being simple and uni and instrumentalities are combined in one and may be incorporated-in several different con- " structions.> Thev accompanying drawing, therefore, is submitted merely as showing the preferred ex empliñcation of the invention. Referring in detail to the drawing, I0 denotes a handbag embodying the invention. The same includes a bag body comprising side walls I I, I2, opposite end walls or gussets I3, and a bottom wall I4, interconnected to provide a compart ment open at the top. This top opening may form in structure. Another object of the' invention is to provide a handbag having slide fastener means for the be closed by a ñap I5 which is an extension of 40 top and bottom openings of pockets, arranged in the usual manner. to operate in diñ’erent directions for the close packing of articles in the pockets as a result of Within the bag body is a lining which is folded at the bottom at I6 to provide upward extending side wall sections I'I, I8. The section I'I is con different degrees of gusset expansion at differ ent parts of the pockets. » , A further object of the invention is to provide a handbag having few and simple parts, and which is durable and reliable, inexpensive to make, convenient, neat, compact and eiTicient in use. . Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the speciñcation pro ceeds. ` With the aforesaid objects in View, the inven the side wallIZ and is foldable to closed position nected to the wall II as at the top thereof at I9 and at the ends thereof at 20. The section IB is connected to the wall I2 at the ends thereof as at 2l. Further the bottom portion I6 is con nected to the gussets I3 at the bottom ends there 50 of as at 22. Otherwise the lining is free or suin ciently so to furnish with the wall I2, a secret pocket 23, and with the wall II, a secret pocket 24. Of these the former may open upwardly, the latter downwardly as shown. liliy 2. 2,126,898 Connected to the flap at the end as at 25 is a lining member 26 which is also connected to the sides of the flap as at 21 to thus provide a secret .pocket 28 in register with the secret pocket 23. .The connection 21 terminates at the mouth of -the latter, and the lining member 26 is formed with an integral lining portion 29 forming an ex tension which drapes down freely over and con ceals the secret pocket 23. The lining element 29 extends almost to the bottom I6 so as to be concealed in the bag, and extends substantially from one to the other of the end walls I3. ’ The gussets I3 are considerably infolded so as to overlie and hold and conceal the side edges of the lining member 29. The lining member 29 may be weighted to re tain its position as by pocket forming wall 30, or by a purse 3l or both. The wall 30 may be secured to the lining member 29 as at 32, and the purse 3| may be suitably secured to the wall 30. Both the purse and the pocket formed by the wall 30 open upwardly for ready access at the hand be connected to keep the mouth of the secret pocket 23 free and open. Reverse movements return the handbag to the position of Fig. 1, and the flap I5 may be closed and secured at the fasteners 36, 31. When thus closed, the hand bag may be inverted, and the slide fastener 39 opened for access to the secret pockets 23, 24 and 28. ' Small articles and papers may be placed in the f secret pocket 23 by raising the lining member 29 10 as above described. For large or bulky articles, the slide fastener 29 is used. In this manner, the secret pockets 23, 28 may form a single very large secret pocket, in which documents may be inserted fiatwise and protectively folded by fold 15 -ing the flap I5 to closed position. A still larger object may be inserted by folding one end por tion thereof into the pocket 24. If preferred, the pocket 23 may be closed at its bottom, so that only the pocket 24 shall be communicable with the 20 slide fastener. For this purpose, the walls I2 taut, a stiifener or resilient strip element 33 may and I8 may be connected together. As already stated, the slide fastener 39-is con cealed between the botton extensions 49. In Figs. 7 and 8 is shown a handbag 45 accord be connected along the lower edge of the lining- ing to a modified form of the invention.` member. For example, an extension of the lat ter may be upwardly folded at 34 and stitched at 35-to form a hem retainer for the element 33 and to form the -wall 39 and the bottom for the pocket thereof. The hem 34 may enclose the ends of the element 33, withzthe latter disposed in end abutment with the gussets I3 and under the folds thereof. generally like the handbag I9, except that the bag-mouth. To retain the lining member 29 longitudinally A closure means may include a snap fastener socket 36 secured- to the wall II, and a snap fastener head 31vsecured to the flap I5 o_r the lin ing 26 thereof. If desired, a snap fastener sock et 38 may be ñxed to the lower edge part of the 40 lining member 29. 'I‘he bottom I6 may be in substantial contact with the bottom I4 so that the pocket 23 may be substantially closed at its lower end, if desired. The bottom wall I4 may have a longitudinal opening closed by a slide fastener 39. When the latter is opened, access is had to the secret pockets 23, 24, and 28. To conceal the means 39, the side walls II, I2 may have> downward ex tending portions 4'0 which extendbelow the slide 50 fastener and-tend to conceal the same.~ These portions 40 lie belowv the connections at 4I be-.tween the stringers or bottom wall I4 and the side walls II, I2. When the slide fastener `is closed, it closes snugly over the free edges of the gussets to close the bottom of the bag. The manner of using the handbag will now be briefly described. In the position shown in Fig. 1, the purse, the pocket at 30, andthe main pocket can be readily and conveniently used in the usual manner. The lining member 29 drapes down uniformly from the flap I5 and as a part thereof. It extends almost to the bottom and from end to end. It may be held even by the stiffener 33, or by the weighting containers 30, 65 3I or both. The infolded gussets I3 'help to con ceal the side edges of the lining member. Thus there is nothing to suggest a secret pocket or anything else unusual about the bag structure. When access to the secret pocket 23 is desired, 70 the lining member 29 is swung outwardly. The element 33 may be flexed to-facilitate the move ment. In folding the lining member 29 on itself, it assumes the position shown in Fig. 6.` This folding causes the pocket 30 to be closed against the loss of articles.- The fasteners 31, .38 may 25 This is flap I5 is omitted and a slide fastener 46 is used in place thereof. In that case, .the lining mem ber 29a is connectedzto the side wallv IZa at 41 30 in a conventional manner to thus conceal the se cret pocket 23. The top and bottom slide fas teners 39» and 4'6 are of the usual type and each is preferably permanently closed at one end asV at 48. However, in the device 45, these slide fas 35 teners are operative in opposite directions, as will now be described. Fig. '1 is diagrammatic with partsOmitted. In Fig. '7, the handbag is shown >with both slidefasteners wholly opened. Itwill now be 40 seen that with the upper slide fastener opening toward the left, the upper right‘end of the up ward opening pocket of the handbag can be fully expanded at the right gusset I3. With the lower `slide fastener opening toward the right, the lower left portion of the downwardopening pocket can be fully expanded by expansionof the left gusset I3. This arrangement permits the> pockets, which lie alongside of `each other, to be fully packed with articles without causing 50i unduebulgingat any point of the bag. In prac tice, only one;s1ide fastener is open at one time but the same results follow. Otherwise, the con~` struction‘andmode of use of the bag 45 is like that of the bag I0. 55. It will be ap-preciated that a secret pocket of the type herein mentioned may be provided at either side of the handbag, and that the inven-` tion may also be applied to framed handbags. I claim: ' 1. A-handbag including a bag body compris ing side and end wallsrand a bottom wall, the bag body having a top opening, an internal wall member having a bottom fold providing side Wall sections one of‘ which is4 connected to one side wall along the top and the ends of the latter and forming a downward opening, secret pocket therewith, the other wall section being connected' to the endsxof the other side wall andA being otherwise free ofthe latter to provide an up ward opening secret pocket therebetween, a ñap like-lining, member connected to therbagbody‘to depend over and conceal the'secret pocket, the lining member being removably extended .into theY bag body, andthe said bottom‘iwall having 2,126,898 means providing a closable opening communi cating with both of said secret pockets. 2. A handbag according to claim 1, wherein the bottom of the internal wall member is in engage ment with said bottom wall to form an openable closure separating the upward and downward opening secret pockets. 3. A handbag comprising a bag body, the lat ter having side and end walls providing there 10 between a main compartment open at the top of the bag body, one of said side walls having an upward opening secret pocket therein and having an upward extension constituting a clo sure ñap for said top opening, above the secret 15 pocket, and a lining member connected to said iiap along the sides and end thereof, said lining member having an extension lining portion de pending over the secret pocket into the main compartment into relative proximity to the bot tom thereof, said lining member being substan tially of the length of the distances between said end walls, and means comprising a pair of ele ments for releasably connecting the lining mem ber to the ñap so that the lining member is held in outwardly swung position by the flap when the latter is in open position, one of said ele ments being on the flap, and a third element on the bag body releasably cooperative with the element on the ñap to hold the latter in closed 0 position. 4. A handbag including a bag body compris 3 ing side and end walls and a bottom wall, the bag body having a top opening, an internal lining means connected to the bag body substan tially along said top opening and having a bot torn fold adjacent to said bottom wall, said lin ing means providing lining sections forming side pockets between the sections and the adjacent respective side walls of the bag body, and said bottom wall having means including an openable closure for access to both of said side pockets, 10 one of said lining sections affording a secondary top opening for one of said side pockets, and the lining means including a depending lining element folding downward into the bag body in the manner of a flap to overlie and conceal said 15 secondary top opening of said side pocket. 5. A handbag including a bag body having side walls and end walls having gussets extending substantially the full depth of the bag body, a lining` means in said bag body affording an up 20 ward opening pocket means, a depending lining member secured to the bag body extending over said pocket means to conceal the top opening thereof so as to provide a secret pocket, said bag body having a bottom wall having means provid 25 ing a closable opening communicating with the secret pocket means, and the infolded portions of the end gusset walls serving to overlie and hold the said lining member in its concealing position. 30 AARON LANDIS.