Nov. 14,1939. LBAUCH 2.1so,191
INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE RECORD BAVG FiledAug. 16, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR Add Educ/z.
ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 14, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in an industrial insurance record bag.
The invention has for an object the construction of a bag as mentioned whichis characterized by the fact that papers therein may be inspectedand records entered thereon without removing them from the bag.
The invention proposes to so construct the record bag that an insurance collection book may be carried within the bag and entries made therein without removing the book from the bag.
. Still further the invention proposes to so construct the bag that records within the bag may be viewed and kept up to date without removing the records from the bagin order to avoid detection of an agent by a hold-up man.
Still further the invention proposes the provision of an outside pocket for various papers which are not valuable which must be removed when prospective customers or other people are interviewed by the agent. This pocket may be used to hold rate books,- applications, service forms, etc.
A feature of the bag resides in the fact that it makes servicing more easily carried out when the forms are so accessible.
An advantage of having the visual aid so readily accessible is that they may be quickly had upon the approach of an agent to a prospective customer.
Still further it is proposed to so construct the bag that it may be used as a brief case and carried under ones arm or by its handles.
Another advantage of the record bag resides in the fact that the papers required by an agent may be conveniently carried, eliminating the necessity of carrying such papers in the pockets with consequent bulging thereof.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
.In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a perspective View of an industrial insurance record bag constructed according to this invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view' of the bag shown in Fig. l with the front lapel thereof open.
Fig. 3 is a rear perspective view of the bag.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a bag constructed according. to a modification of this invention.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of another record bag constructed according to a still further embodiment of the invention. 5
Fig. '7 is a perspective view of the bag shown in Fig. 6 fully opened.
Fig. 8 is a rear elevational view of the bag in its closed position.
The industrial insurance bag, according to 10 this invention, includes a hollow bag body Ill of flexible sheet material having an opening extending across its top edge ill and the adjacent end edges lll A fastener l I is arranged along the edges of said opening for closing the same. This opening may be utilized for filling the bag with records when desired. On one side the body I0 is provided with a cutout lapel l2 integrally connected with oneside of the bag along the side l2. A fastener I3 is extended along the edges of the lapel and the adjacent material of the body 10 for closing the lapel.
The fastener H is the conventional hook slide control fastener. The slide of this fastener is indicated by reference numeral ll. Similarly, the fastener i3 is a hook slide control fastener controlled by the slide I3. The body I0 is provided with handles M by which the bag may be carried like a brief case.
In use, the slide l3 may be drawn aroundgn so as to open the lapel l2. Records I 5 placed into the bag through the mouth opening are accessible through the opening produced when the lapel l2 is'bent upwards, as illustrated in Fig. 2. Thus entries may be made on the record book I5 without actually removing the book'from the record bag. The lapel l2 may be closed by moving the control slide l3 back to its original position.
The back face of the bag It! is provided with 40 an open pocket It produced by a sheet of material II secured by lines of stitches l8 along three of its sides. The open side comprises the mouth of the pocket. Visual aids l9 for the agent are engaged in this open pocket and so carried about. A feature of this arrangement resides in the fact that papers which are not valuable may be carried in the pocket I6 and be quickly available when required without endangering valuable records kept within the bag.
In Figs. 4 and 5 a modified form of the invention has been disclosed which distinguishes from the prior form in the construction of the lapel. According to this form of the invention, the lapel is formed from two sections. There is alapel section 22 and another lapel section 23. The lapel section 22 is secured at one end 22' to the body Ill. The lapel section 23 is secured at one side 23' to-the body I ll. These lapel sections 22 and 23 are superimposed one above the other. Each individually guards the opening in the body II. The lapel section 22 is secured closed by hook fasteners 24 along its edges controlled by a slide 25. The lapel section 23 is secured closed by fasteners 26 controlled by a slide 21.
Each of the lapel sections 22 and 23 is of rectangular form. The fastener is arranged on three sides of each lapel section. Furthermore, the fasteners are arranged so that the control slides are in specific relationship to each other. The relationship is such that when the control slide is in the position in which the fastener 24 is completely open, as illustrated in Figgi, the control slide 21 is immediately adjacent the control slide 25 and the fastener 26 is completely closed.
The advantage of having this arrangement resides in the fact that when a person moves one of the fasteners towards the other it is a simple matter. to skip across to the other fastener when the end of the motion of the first fastener is reached. For example, the bag shown in Fig. '4 may be easily closed by drawing the control slide 21 to the left until it reaches the corner where the control slide 25 is, and then with a slight motion of the fingers the control slide 25 is gripped and moved to the right to secure down the lapel 22.
In Figs. 6 to 8, another embodiment of the invention has been disclosed which distinguishes from the prior forms in the arrangement of the body and the lapels of the device. According to this form of the invention the industrial insurance record bag comprises a hollow bag body 30 of flexible sheet material c1osed on all sides. At one side lapels 3| and 32 are cut from the material of the bag. These lapels are arranged at the ends of the bag so that each of these lapels has three free sides. Fasteners .33 are utilized to close the lapel 3| by inter-engagement with the immediately adjacent material of the-body 30. This fastener 33 is controlled by a slide 33. The lapel 32 is closable by fasteners 34 arranged on the three free sides.
When both of the lapels 3| and 32 are opened, records may be slipped into the bag through one of the openings, while the records may be guided by inserting the hand through the other of the openings. In this way the bag 30 may be properly filled. When required, one or the other of the lapels maybe opened to expose some of the records and entries may be made on these records without actually removing them from the bag. In Fig. 7 the lapels have been shown completely open. The lapel 32 is shown provided with pockets 35 on its inner face.
At the rear the bag is provided with an exterior' pocket 33 produced by a sheet of material 31 secured to the material of the bag by a line of stitches 38 along three sides thereof. The free side comprises the mouth opening for the pocket. Visual aid records 39 of little or no value are placed in this external pocket 36. The bag is provided with a handle 40 at one side.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
An industrial insurance record bag, comprising a hollow bag body of flexible sheet material having a mouth opening extending across one top edge and the adjacent end edges, fasteners along the edges of said mouth opening for closing the main compartment of the bag, one side of said body having a cutout lapel for giving access to said main compartment from the side, said lapel being integrally connected at one side with said body, and fasteners along the edges of said lapel and adjacent material of said body for closing said lapel, and .an auxiliary lapel superimposed with respect to said lapel providing an outer compartment, said auxiliary lapel being integrally connected at one side to said body, and fasteners for securing the other sides of said lapel closed, said fasteners being of the hook fastener type controlled with control slides, and said fasteners being arranged so that the control slide of the outer lapel is immediately adjacent the control slide of the inner when the inner lapel is closed and the outer lapel is open.