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H. G. PALMA HANDBAG PURSE May 17, 1949.
Filed Jan. 24, 1947 R w V M G Patented May 17, 1949 UNITED STATS FATENT OFFICE EANDBAG PURSE Harold G. Palma, New York, N. Y.
Application .l annary 24, 1947, Serial No. 724,193
This invention relates to handbags and change purses.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a simply constructed handbag or change purse which will have two openings therein for change accessible from opposite ends of the handbag and to which access is controlled by zipper openings extending around the sides of the handbag.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a handbag with two openings therein separated by a partition wall, wherein the partition wall can be sewed or laced at the same time that the top and bottom pieces are laced to a ring formation, the portions of the partition Wall being attached to the ring formation being extended so as to be included in the lacing for half the distance about the connection of the top piece to the ring formation and wherein portions of the partition wall will be included in the lacing of the bottom piece for a distance halfway around the ring.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a handbag or purse which will have openings on the top and bottom faces into which a round device such as a compact or a mirror can be disposed and retained ready for use by the owner of the handbag and wherein this space is provided without additional work due to the manner in which the handbag is made.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a handbag or change purse which is of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture and efficient in operation.
According to the invention, the handbag or change purse is made of side pieces, a partition wall, and a ring formation. The side pieces are disposed within the top and bottom of the ring formation and portions of the partition wall are extended between the edges of the side pieces and the ring formation, and laced therewithin as the top piece is being laced to the ring formation, whereby the lacing and securing of the partition wall and of the top piece with the ring formation is all done in one operation. Similarly, the partition wall is connected at the opposite side of the bag between the bottom piece at that side and the bottom edge of the ring formation. Zipper openings are provided upon opposite sides of the ring formation through which access can be gained to the two full sized pockets within the purse, each pocket extending from one side to the other. In order that the partition wall can be so connected into the purse, it is especially formed with rounded up portions upon opposite sides of the partition wall and extending respectively upwardly and downwardly. Due to the manner in which the pocketbook is formed, there are provided turned in edges of the top and bottom pieces and of the ring in order to retain a compact, a mirror, or the like, when disposed within the same.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. l is a perspective view of the handbag according to the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the handbag.
Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the handbag looking at the full length of one zipper opening.
Fig. 4 is a side elevational view of the handba looking at adjacent ends of the two zipper openings at the opposite sides of the handbag.
Fig. 5 is a cross sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 1, showing the disposition of the partition wall therewithin, looking in the direction of the arrows thereof.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the partition wall before it has been fixed into the handbag.
Referring now to the figures, l5 represents the handbag or change purse in its entirety. This handbag is formed of a ring formation [6 extending therearound and top and bottom pieces I! and it of circular shape which are laced into the top and bottom edges of the ring formation.
As viewed in Fig. 6, there is shown a partition wall it having portions 21 and 22 adapted to be folded respectively upwardly and downwardly to be nicely fitted between the ring formation and the pieces I! and 18 respectively so as to be stitched therebetween at the same time that the stitching operation upon the pieces Ill and it with the ring formation I6 is being performed. Accordingly, by the one stitching operation, a partition wall is formed within the handbag. This partition wall extends the full width of the handbag and provides compartments 23 and 24 through which access is gained from opposite sides of the ring formation.
Within the ring formation and for gaining access to these compartments 23 and 24, there are provided respectively zipper fasteners 25 and 26. Each of these zipper fasteners is operated by a slide 2'! on either one of which there can be provided a loop 28 by which the handbag can be carried.
It will be noted that as the pieces I! and I8 are secured to the ring formation I6 at its respective top and bottom edges, the peripheries of the pieces I 1 and I 8 are turned inwardly along with the ring formation and along with the formations 2! and 22 on the partition l9. Thus there are provided on the top and bottom faces of the handbag" openingsinto which a compact mirror or the like; as indicated at 29 and'30, can be disposed and be retained against displacement. Thus the handbag serves not only to carry articles" or change, but also serves, due to the manner in which it is formed, to support and carry compacts, mirrors and the like. The lacing: isindicated at 3|. This lacing material-v can be made: of either leather or plastic strips, and the bag itself can be made of leather or other soft or pliable material. N special lacing or stitching is necessary for the connection: Ofithe' partition; wall: It: into thebag.
While I hayea illus-tratied.andzdesoribe'cr the: preferred; embodiments of my inventiong, it: is to. be. understood that I, do; not limit myself to; the preciseconstruct-ion; herein disclosedv and. the, right is reserved to all changes and modifications; coming, within the: scope; of" the invention; as defined, in the: appended. claims.
Having; thus: described; my/ invention,v what I. claimasnew;,andwdesireto'secure: by United' States- Letters Patentisz.
1. A handbag: comprising: a, cylindrical sidewall formation! having: diametrically opposed; openings therein, closure means-for saidfopenings,.fianged.- circular top and bottom members. secured. about their peripheries; to: andi in: spaced; relationship within said; side wall formation, 24L circular' dividinggmember'disposed diagonally between said top and-bottom-members.= and having. opposed peripheral sectors thereof secured at the junctures oi? SaidD-Side'Wa/lh formationiwith" the top: and bottom member-s; respectively forming two full diameter compartments within SaidEStI'HCBHI-G;
2. Aistruoture as defined; in? claim 1 wherein, the flanges of; said-1110p and: bottom, members are: disposed outwardly of; said. side walli formation, said top and bottom member flanges)are'seeured. along their peripheries; to said: side wall: forma- 4 tion to retain said members therein, and said flanges and side wall formations being turned inwardly along the portion of their attachment to form top and bottom depressions for the reception and frictional retention of disc-like toilet accessories.
3. A handbag comprising, a cylindrical side wall formation having a pair of elongated slit openings in opposed peripheral portions thereof, slide fastener closures for each: of said openings, a pairof flanged circular top" and bottom members secured respectively a substantial distance within the top and bottom edges of the side wall formation,,a-circular dividing member provided respectively with an upwardly and downwardly projecting flangeportion on opposite edge portions thereof said flange portions being interposed respectively between the flange of the top member and its: contiguous side wall edge portion, and between the flange of the: bottom member and its contiguous sidewalledge portion, securing means respectively uniting the top and bottom assem= bliss and constricting; the top] and" bottom: edge portions of the assembliesrtoitumr inwardly therebyformingtop and bottom depressionsdntozwhich a disc-like-v toilet aocessory: may. be: held: by: fries tional; engagementwith the overhanging; in.-- turned? edges of the respective: top and bottom assemblies, and said dividing member'b'eingidisw posed diagonally: within: the handbag: and fbnming. therein: two full. diameter compartments: each) accessible.- through.- oneof the: slide fastener clot-- sure means.
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