US 1020963 A
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PACKAGE TIE. APPLIOATION FILED JAN. 14; 1911.
Patented Mar. 26, 1912.
COLUMBIA PLANOGRAPH (0., WASHINGTON, D, c.
a metallic member. attac M. CAKE, OF WASHINGTON, DI S'IlRI-CT GOLQ'MBIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Batented Mar. 1 9 12 Application filed January 14, 1.91} Serial Np.
To ell wkom itmay concern Be it known, that 1;, Horace M. CAKE, a citizen of thdUnited. States, a resident of the. city l Vashington in the District of Columbia, have. invented, certain new useful. Improvements in." Package-Ties, of which the following is a specification.
Thisinyention relates broadlyto package ties and; specifically to a, type of. package tie wherein thetyii ig is accomplished by means l t/Ch to a, flex ble att principal; object of invention is to. enfitruct package. e in 811011 manne at Pa ka s 54 be q ii k r a sec e ti and may w th. aua qui g es b un ed without cutting. destroying. thev flexible cord. I
A M-h n abjec 0i? t iis nren ea n t s t a pa ka e e s aa e. r ita etn a proportipns and. pa e adapted, receive ad er s n matt 199 a Par ies i 2 surface. i
Another object of this. ii vtal l iQtl is to construct a, symmetrical metallic package tie hi w l aute iia sal r s Pia .e bla d when the cord has been drawn to, a predet riIeede te of-t nai e A further object of this inven tio to construct a metallic packa e tie in such manner that the automaticiliurning. of the package tie during tensioning of't'he cord causesthe cord to automatically leave a slipping surface and drop 111130 a wedge sl ot,
thus automatically tying the packa vent-ion will in part be obvious and will in part be pointed out in the specification hereinafter following, and by reference to the accompanying drawings in which like numerals are used to indicate like parts throughout the several figures thereof.
Figure 1 is a detail plan view of the package tie. Fig. :2 is a detail View of one of the slipping surfaces and accompanying wedge slots. Fig. 3 is a View showing the first step of operation in tying a rectangular package with the package tie. Fig. 4 is a view showing the second step in tying a rectangular package. Fig. 5 is a View showing the third step in the operation of tying a rectangular package. Fig. 6 is a view showing the package in the last and com pleted step of operation of tying the pack age and illustrates a package in its tied con dition.
Referring to the drawings and more specifically to Fig 1, a package tie comprises a piece of sheet metal whose exterior contour is substantially that of a portion of a circle. A back opening 2 is formed bew en ptqiect ens 4 a i the a opens ns be ngpt t9 abt a a lipping bloc r ures. t r ben i g person of fl xible cord 6 in making the cross cord Vfil lfill tyipg a P k ge. ncover nds of. "th pa age t si ar f tle i it car 7 amt 8; ft a semester n w t r aeda iieb. proylded at the r. base with wec lge slots 9 i w ggwslkm Y w lhalie ra tetbe e the'e et t en.otetie liarr teie t ei an re pra sed was the drr 1 east he ls le 9; fli ersst ,liiiT- i Waist xi he wa te 9; 1 are arra ged. to. l e 11 9;. ines Alas, Bi e. when. nes. ar Substantia ly. a r ght anales o. as. other and. w ich aces; Et a heimid le. 1 9 a efth bad 21? ing 2. These lines represent the direction which the members of the flexible cord will 'flSSUll llQ. when the tie is in positi-oirupon 'a square package.
Still other and further objects oft-his in- For certain purposes, particularly for tying cylindrical packages, it may befound convenient to make the entire package tie from flexible sheet metal without corrugating the portions between the wedge slots and the periphery of the tie, in order that the tie may conform itself to the contour of a cylindrical package. Since the tie is adapted to be formed of sheet metal, flat por tions thereof, for example, the part lying between the back opening and the periphery, may be utilized for advertising space.
The operation of the package tie, as illustrated in Figs. 3 to 6 inclusive, is substantially as follows:The first operation in binding a package with this invention, is to insert one end of a cord in either of the wedge slots 9 or 10, for example 9. The cord is then brought around the package and through the back opening 2, as is illustrated in F ig. 3. The cord is drawn taut and around the package in a direction substantially at right angles to the original direction of the cord, as is illustrated in Fig.
4, and the cord is then looped over'tlie" slipping surface 15. It will be noted by referring to Fig. .4, that the package tie device is drawn to one side of the package and the wedge slots 9 and 10 aresubstantially in line with the transverse axis of the package. After the string has been looped over the slipping surface 15, as is illustrated in Fig. 5, and pulling pressure is brought upon the looseend of the string, it will benoted there is a tendency to cause the package tie to turn. The tighterthe string is drawn the more the turning of the tie until it has turned sufficiently for the cord to slip over the projection 17 and drop into the wedge slot 10. Immediately as the flexible cord drops into-the wedge slot 10 the package is securely tied. It will be noted that the a tie now occupies a position, as shown in Fig. 6, in which the wedge slots 9 and 10 are alinedwith the longitudinal and cross ties respectively. A particular feature of novelty in this tie is the automatic manner in which the tieturns to grip the cord wedge slot.
after it has been drawn-to a sufiicient degree of tightness. As has been hereinbeforeexplained, it will be noted that as the free end of the cord is being drawn up, the package tie moves from its position near the'side edge of the package over toward the center of the package and undergoes a translatory' curely hold the binding cord upon the packa e.
As many and obvious changes could be made'in the above described structure without departing from the scope of the claims,
I desire that it shall be understood that the disclosure and. construction shall be taken as illustrative and'not in a limiting sense. I also desire it to be understood that the language used in the claims is intended to cover all generic and specific features. of this invention and all statements of the scope of the invention which as a matter of language might fall therebetween.
Having thus described my invention what I claim is t 1. A package tie comprising a body portion having two adjacent terminal members at one side thereof, one of said terminal members being provided with means for securing a .cord, the other of said terminal members having a smooth concave inner edge and a wedge slot adjacent thereto, and the body portion being provided with ,a smooth curved inner edge substantially: opposite the terminal members. 1
2. A package ti'e comprising. portion having two adjacent terminal members I at one side thereof, said terminal members being provided with smooth" concave inner edges, wedge slots adjacent "said edges, the body port-ion being provided with an opening in the side opposite the terminal members and having a smooth curved inner edge along said opening facing the concave edges of the terminal members.
. HORACE M. CAKE. Witnesses:
C. S. BUTLER, M. B. NIoHoLs.
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