US2499332A - Retainer for spectacles - Google Patents

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US2499332A
US2499332A US782378A US78237847A US2499332A US 2499332 A US2499332 A US 2499332A US 782378 A US782378 A US 782378A US 78237847 A US78237847 A US 78237847A US 2499332 A US2499332 A US 2499332A
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Feb. 28, 1950 A. R. SCHIFF 2,499,332

RETAINER FOR SPECTACLES Filed Oct. 27, 1947 IN VEN TOR. ANN ROSE SCHIFF Patented Feb. 28, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RETAINER FOR SPECTACLES Ann Rose Schiff, Columbus, Ohio Application October 27, 1947, Serial No. 7825378 3 Claims.-

This invention relates to an article retainer or holder and more particularly to a device.

adapted to be attached orapplied'to another for retaining or-holding an article -for convenience, prevention of loss or damage, ornamentation, as a handle, or the like.

It is an object of the invention to provide an article retainer or holder of simple and inexpensive construction, which is convenient to use, which can be produced of any desired material and color, and which can be fabricated and attached to and sold as a part of an article .or can be sold independently for separate use, as desired.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following specification taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is an isometric view illustrating one application of the invention;

Fig. 2, a similar view with the cover flap open;

Fig. 3, a perspective showing the device applied to ladies apparel;

Fig. 4, an isometric view of a spectacle case; and

Fig. 5, an enlarged detailed plan view of the article retainer or holder.

The invention is contemplated for use in any convenient or desired manner as illustrated in the drawing; for example, on a pocketbook or case Ill having a cover H with an attaching flap l2 and a slot 13 through which a fastener I4 is adapted to be inserted and turned 90 for holding the cover in closed position. The pocketbook or case In may include a shoulder strap [5 by means of which it may be carried.

The invention is particularly suitable where change in wardrobe and color scheme make it desirable to produce the invention of different materials and in various colors, as well as the fact that due to itsstructure and configuration it can be easily applied to numerous devices which form supports for the same.

The device of the present invention comprises an article retainer having a body It and a flap ll with a fastener l8 near its extremity. The body I6 is adapted to be attached along its edges l9 and adjacent opposite sides of the flap l1 and have its opposite edge 2| unattached so that a pair of eyeglasses or spectacles may be slipped beneath the same when the device is attached to a support such as the cover I I.

The extremities of the body with cutouts 22 and 23, so that the armsoi the eye-glasses may fold compactly against the exterior of the body It, the stitching along the It areprovided port or backing member 25, having a cooperating fastening element 26.

The device which is substantially of T-shape configuration when flattened and fully extended, is particularly adapted for use with ladies costumes and can be covered with or produced of the desired type and color of material to complete the color scheme of the wearer, as well as serve as a holder for eyeglasses or other articles on the interior or exterior of a pocketbook or bag as a handle, as a protector for eyeglasses, and the Also it will be readily apparent that the device may be produced in a combination of colors so that it may have a multi-tone efiect and can be varied in siz and configuration in accordance with requirements.

By its use eyeglasses are protected against loss or damage, and they are retained for convenient and ready use without the necessity of access being had to the interior of a pocketbook or other article on which the device is mounted, although if desired the device can be applied both to the interior or exterior. of a pocketbook or other article.

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made in the invention without departing from the spirit and scope thereof and therefore the invention is not limited by that which is shown in the drawings and described in the specification but only as indicated in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination with a support a holder for eyeglasses comprising a relatively flat elongated body, means attachin one edge of said body to said support with the free edge of said body unattached and permitting insertion of eyeglasses beneath said body, the ends of said body having cutout portions permitting the arms of the eyeglasses to be folded above said body, a flap extending from the side of the body which has its edges attached to the support and extending across said body and overlying and forming a protection for said arms and forming a handle or holder, and fastening means in the extremity of said flap for securing the same to said support.

2. An article holder or retainer for eyeglasses or the like comprising a relatively fiat, elongated body for attachment along one side edge to a support, and beneath which body a pair of eyeglasses is adapted to be inserted, with the arms of the eyeglasses folded above said body, a flap extending from the side of said body opposite that which is adapted to be attached to the support, said flap serving to extend across said body and overlie said arms and having fastening means for securing the free end of said flap to the support.

3. A retainer for a pair of spectacles or the like comprising a relatively flat elongated body adapted for attachment along one side edge thereof to a supporting member, the extremities of the free opposite side edge of said body being provided with cut away portions whereby a pair of spectacles may be inserted between said body and said supporting member with the arms of said spectacles folded above said body, a flap extending from the side edge of said body which is attached to said supporting member, said flap being adapted to extend across said body and 4 overlie the arms of said spectacles, and securing means on the upper surface of said flap adapted for engagement with complementary securing means carried by said supporting member for retaining said flap in engaged position.

ANN ROSE SCHIF'F.

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Cited By (8)

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US2720305A (en) * 1953-02-26 1955-10-11 Foster Grant Co Inc Case for spectacles and the like
US4290522A (en) * 1978-09-20 1981-09-22 Takao Takasaki Spectacle holder
US4960208A (en) * 1989-11-22 1990-10-02 Tempke Linda M Eyeglass case kit
US5014846A (en) * 1990-09-10 1991-05-14 Walker Scott A Protective cover for eyeglasses
US5165500A (en) * 1991-09-30 1992-11-24 Bass Irma L Hunter's stand bag
US5456361A (en) * 1994-03-03 1995-10-10 Walsh; Robert P. Oral and optho care tray
US5706935A (en) * 1994-09-30 1998-01-13 Lorton; Carol Personal article receptacle
US20130341123A1 (en) * 2012-06-21 2013-12-26 Vincent McMahon Emergency device with quick release hook

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US1512332A (en) * 1924-03-01 1924-10-21 Charles T Goewey Card holder
US1648565A (en) * 1924-08-25 1927-11-08 Kathleen D Primley Golf-ball carrier
CH131706A (en) * 1928-02-22 1929-02-28 Fils Georges Calame Handbag.
US1827567A (en) * 1929-11-26 1931-10-13 Ditesheim Isidore Watch novelty
AU2272835A (en) * 1935-05-22 1935-12-19 Ernest Shepherd Albert Improvements in and relating to purses or handbags
US2423338A (en) * 1945-01-17 1947-07-01 Nathan Emanuel Spectacle case
US2436579A (en) * 1945-09-08 1948-02-24 Kritchman Morris Pocketbook provided with a perforated front wall pocket for housing a colored insert

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1512332A (en) * 1924-03-01 1924-10-21 Charles T Goewey Card holder
US1648565A (en) * 1924-08-25 1927-11-08 Kathleen D Primley Golf-ball carrier
CH131706A (en) * 1928-02-22 1929-02-28 Fils Georges Calame Handbag.
US1827567A (en) * 1929-11-26 1931-10-13 Ditesheim Isidore Watch novelty
AU2272835A (en) * 1935-05-22 1935-12-19 Ernest Shepherd Albert Improvements in and relating to purses or handbags
US2423338A (en) * 1945-01-17 1947-07-01 Nathan Emanuel Spectacle case
US2436579A (en) * 1945-09-08 1948-02-24 Kritchman Morris Pocketbook provided with a perforated front wall pocket for housing a colored insert

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2720305A (en) * 1953-02-26 1955-10-11 Foster Grant Co Inc Case for spectacles and the like
US4290522A (en) * 1978-09-20 1981-09-22 Takao Takasaki Spectacle holder
US4960208A (en) * 1989-11-22 1990-10-02 Tempke Linda M Eyeglass case kit
US5014846A (en) * 1990-09-10 1991-05-14 Walker Scott A Protective cover for eyeglasses
US5165500A (en) * 1991-09-30 1992-11-24 Bass Irma L Hunter's stand bag
US5456361A (en) * 1994-03-03 1995-10-10 Walsh; Robert P. Oral and optho care tray
US5706935A (en) * 1994-09-30 1998-01-13 Lorton; Carol Personal article receptacle
US20130341123A1 (en) * 2012-06-21 2013-12-26 Vincent McMahon Emergency device with quick release hook

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