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Aug. 6-, 1946. _ E. E. LANGFORD HAL. PORTABLE HOLDALL, CASE, AND BAG Filed Sept.- 9', 1944 ZAQSQBM v 7 2 sheets-sneak 1 36 I n U e n .r. 0 m. fwnf m. Amga & 1%. E. E. LANGFQRD ETAL ’ 294M353 PORTABLE HOLDALL, CASE, AND BAG‘ Filed Sept. 9. 1944 2 sheets-sheet 2 ' FIGS’. Inventors eammwmo &. .a .11 qwmm By Attorney I Patented Aug. 6, 1946 ' '- 2,405,361 I UNITED l’ STATES PATENT OFFICE ~ PORTABLE HOLDALL, CASE, AND BAG Ernest Edward Langford and Arthur Thomas Garnett,v London. England, assignors to A. J. Garnett Limited, London, England ‘ ; Application September 9, 1944, Serial No. 553,310 In Great Britain March 22, 1944 . lclaim. (01. 190-43) 1 2 The'two end walls 4 and 5 and one longitudinal wall 6, i. e. the lower wall when the bag is being This invention relates to portable cases such as e. g. holdalls, dress- cases, “week-end” cases carried, are creased along their centres as at ‘I', and the like, and more particularly to the type of portable case or bag having the walls joining the base and top collapsible, and in which the case or bag is closed by a sliding clasp type of fastening means. The chief object of this inven tion is to afford a relatively large size of opening and V-folds 8 also included in said end walls, to enable both end walls 4 and 5 and the said lower longitudinal wall Itv to fold inwards concertina fashion. The remaining (i. e. upper) longitudinal wall 9 is not stiffened, but is free to collapse loosely with the folding of the'other walls. for packing the case or bag and to provide means Except for the said two end walls 4 and 5'the to sustain the collapsible walls in the erected 10 outer covering of the bag is preferably a single position when the-case or bag is opened for pack piece of fabric'with its ends sewn together at ing and unpacking, so that although the opening the longitudinal fold ‘l of the said lower‘ longi is adapted to ‘be closed by a sliding clasp type of tudinal wall 6, the opening II 'of the bag being fastener and the said walls are collapsible,’ the advantages of an ordinary suit case with a 15 out along three sides out of the part of this length of fabric which extends over the top In 'of the hinged lid are obtained without however the bag, such opening being dimensioned so ‘as to bulkiness and weight usually associated with‘ or leave only a quite narrow marginal lip I2 extend dinary suit cases. Another object of this- inven-J ing inwardly from the end walls 4 and 5 and lower tion is to improve upon the manner of adapting the sliding clasp type of fastener to the case or 20 longitudinal wall 6. By this means a flap I3 is ‘ provided, formed in continuity with the upper bag, so that the opening-and lid to be sealed by longitudinal side 9 of the bag, the closure of the the sliding clasp type of fastener can extend for flap being effected along the three free edges of the flap by slidingclasp fastening means here nearly the full width and‘length of the top of the bag or case. ‘ According to this invention, a holdall, “week end”. case, portmanteau or the like of the type set forth is a substantially rectangular container 25 inafter described. ' - ~ The closure flap I3 is, in common with the base Ill, stiffened as aforesaid with a suitable back ing, and its free edges and the opposed edges of the opening in the top of the bag are strength having its base and top united by collapsible un interrupted end and longitudinal walls, its top being constituted predominantly by a ?ap contin 30 ened by a hem or seam I5 of leather or the like and have sewn thereto, preferably by the stitches uous with one of the longitudinal walls and which bind the said hem or seam in position, adapted to act as a lid, and sliding clasp type the webs or tapes of two sets of sliding clasp of fastening means being secured to the free fasteners I6, IBa and I1, I'Ia. One set extends edges of said flap and to marginal parts of the completely along one side of the flap I3 and half said top to secure the lid forming ?ap in the way along the free edge I8 of such flap as indi sealed position. ' cated by the reference numeral I6, and the cor In order that the invention may be clearly responding part of the edge of the said opening, understood and readily carried into e?ect draw the other set being likewise arranged along the ings are appended hereto illustrating an embodi 40 remaining side and half of the free edge of the ment thereof, and wherein, flap as at H and the corresponding part of the Fig. 1 is a front perspective view showing the edge of the said opening as at Ila, whereby the bag opened and ready for packing. two sliding clasps I9 and 20 meet midway be Fig. 2 is a rear perspective view of Fig. 1. tween the ends of the bag when the ?ap is closed. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional front elevation 45 To open the bag the two sliding clasps are pulled of Fig. 1, and away from each other towards opposite ends of Fig. 4 is a perspective View of the bag when the bag and caused to negotiate the corners of closed and partially collapsed, and in the nor the ?ap (which are radiused for such purpose) mal carrying position. and carried to terminal positions coinciding with Referring to the drawings which show the in vention as applied to a holdall type of kit bag or 50 the junction of said flap I3 with the upper longi tudinal wall 9 of the bag. “week-end” bag, the body of the bag is preferably By providing holes in the tags of both of the composed of a fabric cover I stiffened by a back sliding clasps to receive a common padlock 2| ing 2 of cardboard or like inexpensive sti? sheet the bag can be locked securely when closed. material, and lined with any suitable soft fabric To relieve the sliding ‘clasp fastening means 3 as customarily adopted with e. g. dress cases. 3 2,405,361 from excessive strain when the bag is packed and closed a strap 22 is sewn across the centre of the base of the bag and across the lower longitudinal side 6 and is free at the appropriate end and shaped as a tab 23 to engage with a buckle 24 4 This upper radiusing is indicated by the reference numeral 36. We claim: A rectangular handbag comprising, in combi nation, two stl?ened side walls of relatively large ?xed near. the centre of the said flap l3, the flap size, a stiffened base wall and a flexible top wall itself also being strengthened by a‘transverse cen tre strap 25 sewn thereto. The upper ends of these two straps are united to the centres of two semi-circular or half-annular straps 26 and 2'! 10 integral with the side walls, the side, base and top walls formed of a single piece of material whose ends are a?ixed together along the longitu dinal center line of the base wall, and two stiff respectively sewn to the base andv the said flap " ened end walls, the base and end walls being and formed with rolls or loops at their ends to creased longitudinally along their centers and receive four D’s 28 to which are anchored the ends adapted to fold inwardly, supporting means com of two inverted U-shaped handles ‘29 by which prising a diamond-shaped panel of stiff material the bag can be carried in the hand. permanently fastened to the inner surface of each In order to brace up the collapsible sides of. the of said end ‘walls along two adjacent edges, with bag when it is being packed two parallelogram or the smaller apices of said panel coinciding with diamond shaped panels 30 are sewn to the inte the longitudinal creases in said end wall, said riors of the end walls by their upper inclined panel being provided with means for temporarily edges as indicated by the reference numeral 3! 20 fastening the free edges to said end wall when so that their smaller angle apices coincide with the wall is in a ?at condition, the panel when the aforesaid longitudinal centre creases l' of the end walls 4 and 5, and the free apex of each such panel carries one fastening element 32 of a snap said free edges are so fastened preventing the wall from folding inwardly, a flap cut out of one button fastener, the co-operating fastening ele 25 side wall along three of its sides and formed in continuity with the top wall, the flap comprising ment 33 of which is secured to the appropriate substantially all of said side Wall and forming end wall in such position that when the fastening a narrow marginal lip along the end and base elements are engaged each diamond shaped panel walls, slide fastener means arranged about the braces the appropriate end Wall transversely and longitudinally. By this means a readily applied, 30 edges of said flap and lip, strap fastener means and equally readily released wall bracing means is provided. attached to and extending across the base and one side wall to a point adjacent the top wall, adapted to engage a like strap fastener means attached to and extending across the flap to a The lining of the marginal part of the top of the bag is carried slightly beyond the appropriate lines of sliding clasp tongue elements as indicated 35 point adjacent the top wall, said strap fastener means relieving the slide fastener means from by the reference numeral 34 to overlap the flap strain, the upper terminal ends, adjacent the top 13 marginally when the flap is closed. Strengthening seams of leather or like bindings 35 are sewn along the edges of the bag, and it is wall, of each of said strap fastener means engag ing a handle, the handles, strap fastener means, preferred to radius the upper‘corners of the bag 40 ?exible top wall and folding end and base walls cooperating to cause the ?exible top of the hand (1. e. the corners at the upper ends of the end bag to peak and the side walls to bow inwardly Walls 4 and 5 when the bag is being carried) so when carried, thereby permitting the .bag to be thatthe upper longitudinal wall of the bag is carried closer to the body. bowed in cross section, this aifording the most ERNEST EDWARD LANGFORD. convenient con?guration of bag for carrying. ARTHUR THOMAS GARNETT.