US 1064446 A
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J. N. GOURTNBY. MOTHPROOF REGBPTAGLE.
APPLIOATION FILED AUG. ze, 1910.
COLUMBIA PLANQGRANI CO..W4\sHlNamN. D. c.
JOI-IN N. COURTNEY, OF DETRIAT, MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J une 10, 1913.
Application filed August 26, 1910. Serial No. 579,147.
To all wiz-0m t may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN N. COURTNEY, a citizen of the United States, residing' at Detroit, in the county of Wayne, State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mothproof Receptacles; and I do declare the following` to be a full. clear, and exact description of the invent-ion, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make. and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying' drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to moth proof bags, and consists in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully set forth and pointed out particularly in the claims.
The object of the invention is to provide simple and efficient means for closing the mouth of a moth proof bag' in such Vmanner as to effectually seal the mouth opening against the possibility of a moth gaining entrance thereto, provision being' made for closing' the mouth of the bag Linder spring tension, and for providing a hanger for t-he bag and for the clothing' within the interior thereof, which shall prove eflicient and obviate the liability of tearing the bag' through undue strain on the body portion.
The above object is attained by the structure illustrated in the accompanying` drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a moth proofbag' made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the top of the bag open, showing' the foldable fiy att-ached to one margin of the mouth of the bag. Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the end portions of said iiy folded inwardly. Fig'. 4 is a similar view, showing' the iy completely folded preparatory to closing the hinged jaw over the mouth of the bag'. Fig'. 5 is an exaggerated view in section, as on line 5-5 of Fig'. 4. Fig. 6 is an exaggerated view in section with the mouth of the bag closed, as on line G- of Fig. 1.
Referring vto the characters of reference, 1 designates a bag` of any convenient size, preferably made of paper, or analogous material. Secured along' one margin of the mouth opening of the bag' is a fly 2, preferably of fabric, the length of which is greater than the width of the bag, and which projects some distance above the top thereof, as
clearly shown in Fig. 2. l/Vhen the mouth of the bag is to be closed, the ends of said fly are folded inwardly, as shown at 3 in F 3. The top portion of said fiy is then folded downwardly onto the face of the bag over the mouth opening' and the marginal portions of the mouth of the bag, together with said folded` fiy are in turn folded over against the marginal edge of the iiy onto the body of the bag', making' a single fold of the top margins of the bag' along' the mouth opening, and a double fold of the To hold the mouth of the bag closed under compression when the parts shall have been folded as just described, there is employed a clamping member in vthel form of a fixed jaw and a movable jaw hinged thereto. These parts are formed of spring metal of the required stiffness, and the fixed jaw 4 is secured to the back o-f the bag near the top by means of transverse rivets 5 which pass through and support the hangers 6 that depend within the bag and through the wall of the bag and the fly 2. TheA movable jaw 7 is connected with the upper edge of the ixedljaw by means of a suitable hinge 8 and is adapted to swing downwardly into substantially parallel relation with the fixed jaw to clamp the folded fly and the marginal portions of the mouth of the bag between said jaw members, as shown in Figs. 1 and 6. In order to exert a spring tension upon the hing'ed jaw to hold it forcibly closed or clamped against the folded parts lying between its inner face and the face of the fixed jaw, there is employed a stiftl spring 9 which is riveted, or otherwise fastened, as at 10, to the back face of the fixed jaw 4, the upper end thereof projecting some distance above the hinge which connects the jaw` members, and being provided with an aperture 11 adapted to receive a hook for the purpose of suspending the bag. Mounted upon the hinged j aw and movable therewith is an angular metallic strip 12 having an outwardly bent end 13 which forms a thumbpiece to enable the hinged jaw to be manipulated, and having a rearwardly bent end portion 14 adapted to engage the upper end of the spring 9 as the hinged jaw is swung to the closed position, thereby straining' said spring so as to cause it to exert pressure against the end of the rearwardly bent end portion 14 above the pintle of the hinge upon which the movable jaw swings and hold the hinged jaw closed under a compressing torce. By this arrangement the hinged jaw is not only held against being accidentally opened but the pressure exerted by the spring 9 is such as to tightly close the folds in the parts lying between said jaws, thereby eil'ectually preventing the entrance of moths or other insects through the closed mout-h of the bag. llhen it is desired to open the bag, the hinged jaw is swung upwardly to the position shown in Fig. 5, and the folded parts unfolded so as to expose the mouth of the bag, when said mouth may be spread so as to allow a garment or other article to be placed therein. The depending hangers C are in the 'form of hooks and afl'oiid means for hanging a garment within the bag. As before stated, the rivets 5 which support the hangers, pass through the fixed jaw member at which is in turn supported by the spring member 9, whereby all the strain oit' supporting the weight of the contents of' the bag is carried by the metal parts. lt is evident that two of the springs 9 may be employed instead of one in cases where bags of large size are employed.
Having thus fully set tort-h my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
l. A moth proof receptacle comprising a bag, a foldable fly of 'fabric material attached to one margin of the mouth opening of the bag, said fly having terminalportions which project beyond the ends of the mouth opening and extend downwardly below the plan of said mouth, said terminal portions being foldable onto the body of the fly and onto the face of' the bag adjacent the mouth thereof, said fly and foldable terminals being 'foldable over the mouth of the bag opening and onto the body of the bag, hinged jaws mounted on the bag at the top to clamp said foldable members together, and means for holding said jaws closed with spring tension.
2. A moth proof receptacle comprising a bag having a toldable upper portion, a fixed jaw secured to the outer wall of the bag below said foldable portion, a hanger within the bag secured through the wall of the bag to said fixed jaw, a movable jaw hinged to the liXed jaw to swing thereon, said movable jaw being adapted to embrace and clamp the foldable portion of the bag against the fixed jaw, and an exterior hanger secured to the fixed jaw for supporting the bag.
3. A moth proof receptacle comprising a bag, a metal plate mounted upon the top portion of the bag adjacent the mouth thereof, a movable jaw hinged to said plate, a spring mounted on said plate the margins of the mouth of the bag being foldable be tween said plate and spring-actuated jaw and a projecting member on the movable jaw adapted to engage said spring to hold with tension the movable jaw in the closed position.
In testimony whereof, I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.
JOHN N. COUR-TNEY.
O. B. BAnNzionR, E. S. HEELER.
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