Plastic Pouch

Plastic Pouch

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Clear plastic pouch designed by Julius Sharat (1899-1981), a Jewish industrial designer who fled Germany in 1937, settled in New York City, shortened his name from Sharatzick, signed naturalization papers in 1944, and died in Miami, Florida.
The card in the pouch indicates that Julius Sharat designed and manufactured this pouch for Flexigrip, Inc. The vinyl fastener, moreover, was based on the design of Borge Marsden of Copenhagen (U.S. patent #2,558,367 of June 26, 1951). Sharat, in turn, would obtain two patents for a pouch with a sliderless fastener closer in 1954.
Julius Sharat, “Pouch with Sliderless Fastener Closure,” U.S. Patent 2,666,466 (Jan. 19, 1954), assigned to Emil F. Svec.
Julius Sharat, “Pouch with Sliderless Fastener Closure,” Canadian patent 505,777 (September 14, 1954), assigned to Flexigrip. Inc., New York.
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Object Name
Plastic Pouch
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 26.6 cm x 17.1 cm; 10 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in
overall: 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in;.635 cm x 26.67 cm x 17.145 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Julius Sharat
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