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SANITARY REFUSE BAG.
APYLIGAToN FILED PBB.1a,1910.
s. E, & E. n? RANK' Patented Feb. 4, 1913.
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' JOHN FRANCIS BANKEN ND ELLEN DAY RANKEN, 0F NEW YORK, N. Y.
Y 1o ZZ whom t may concern Be it known that we. Jol-1N F. BANKEN and ELLEN DAY BANKEN. citizens of the Vnited States. and residents ot' the city ot New York. borough of.' Brooklyn. in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and improved Sanitary Refuse-Bag, ot' which thel following is a full. clear. and exact description.
The object. ot the invention is to provide al new and improved sanitary refuse bafr and holder tor the 'same more espeeially designed. for receiving refuse in households. hospitals and other establishments. aml arranged to provide a eonvenient and cheap means for receiving and bagging the refuse for ready transportation to a place of diS- poSal.
For the purpose mentioned, use is made ot a bag' provided at. its mouth with an outwardly-extending annular t'old` adapted to engage a supportingr rin; for suspending the. bag and for holding the. mouth thereof vopen `tor the reception of the refuse. the told beine' capable of being' extended or drawn outy to t'orin a elosiugr after the saine is filled.
A practical embodiment ot the invention is represented in the aecompanvinp; draw ing-s formingr a part of this speeifieation. in
which similar eliaraetersI ot ret'erenee indicate oorrespoiulinir parts in lall the views.
li`igrurev '1. is a perspective view ot the sani- 'tary refuse bagr andholder for the lsaine.
part beine. broken out: Fie'. Q is an enlarged eross .section ot the same: Fie'. 33 is a perspeetive view ot a modified t'orin of the slipport for the bae', partel being' broken out: and liig. Llis a redueed perspeetive view of the filled and closed bag;
'l`he body of the bag is provided at'itsI mouth or upper end with au exterior double t'old B. having' :iii inn( annular iueiiiliei' B and au outer aumilaumember BL'. ot which the. inner iiieuiber l forms an integral eontinuation of" thel bag' body A\ and is folded outwardly and downwardly. to extend on the outside ot the bag! body and the outerk member BL' ot' the lold B forms an integral continuation of the lower end ot' the inner member li and extends upwardly on the 'outside of the .said inner meiiilier to approximately the top thereo't'. .stringr or eord (l is attached to the upper end of the bag body with the ends at the outside thereol.- for elo-'ing the mouth olf the bag' after the .same
Specification of Letters Patent.
meanzsl for the bagv Patented Feb. 4,1913.
Application filed February 18, 1910. Serial No. 544,579.
has been filled and as: hereinafter inore fully explained.v A ring' D 'for sniiportinnthe bag' engages the bag body )L exteriorly at the upper end thereof, directly under the junction ot the told member B with the upper end otl the bag; body A. as plainly indicated in the drawings. so that the told B hangs over the ring D. The ring D is preferably made of a piee of strong' wire, bent to form a ring', and a downwardly-extending twisted shank D. which extends between the inner member B ot the fold B and the outside of the bag body A, the shank D terminating at its lower end in a hook D2. extending upwardly outside of the fold B, to permit ot' conveniently engaging the hook D2 with a socket, nail or other Suitable support.
Located a distance above the Hoor, so as to properly support the ring- D and the bag;V
A atthe same time, the ring holds the mouth of the bag! body open, to permit of conveniently plaeing the refuee into the bag body. iVhen the bag body A has been filled with the, refuse. the, vtold B is drawn upward by the operator into extended position, S0 as to permit ot eonvei'iiently disen,efingfinggi the bag; from theriir;T D and allowing closing ot the mouth otl the bag by gathering' the extended fold membersI B', is, as plainly indieated in Fig'. 4. after which the gathered members are drawn together and tied with the Astring (`-.Y to securely close the bag. to prevent `spilling` otf the contents. The filled and closed ha;Y can now be radily Cai-ted away to a suitable, plaee of disposal.
instead lof providing.,lr 'the hook D2 for suspending the ring D and the bag. use is made ot supporting rods u, their upper ends with a riner D, engaging they bag' atthe upper end thereof under the Connected at t'old l. as previously explained, the `lower ends ot' the Supporting rods E being attaehed to a ring E. preferalily somewhat larger than the bagsupportingr ring D3.
By the arrangement. described. a supporting' frame isprovided which eau be readily set'y up on a floor. to hold the bag body A suspended therein. with the bottom of the lbag' either resting' on the tioor or in a pan F, into whieh the lower end ot' the supporting l'rame may be set. the said pan having retaining means lf. preferably in the form ot' springvtongnes or the like, for eonnectiner the pan F with the lower end of the frame. It is understood that; in this case the sanitary refuse bag and the holder for the same are more particularly designed for vholding heavier refuse, so that the bottom preferably made of waterproof paper or a like material.
The particular arrangement of the folds at the top of the bag, that is, with the upper edge of the outer fold member unconnected to the inner fold member, for-insa finger pocket, by means of which the outer fold may be grasped for the convenient drawing of the folded members upward without conaet of the lingers with the inside of the Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: I A sanitary refuse bag, comprising a bag having an annular fold at, its mouth, the fold being formed of an inner and outer member, of which the inner member forms an integral continuation of the bag body and is folded outwardly and downwardly to extend on the outside of the bag body, and the outer member 0f the fold forms an integral continuation of the lower end-of the inner fold member and extends upwardly on the outside of the inner member and with the upper edge of the said outer member unconnected to the inner fold mem ber to form a finger pocket by means of which the outer fold may be grasped for the convenient drawing of the folded membersupward without contact of the fingers with the inside of the bag.
.In testimony whereof we have signed our names to this specification -in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
GEORGE S. HoR'roN, A. J. FAUSTMANN