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J. B. SIMMONS & I'. W. BOYER.
BAG HOLDING AND FILLING DEVICE.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 28, 1913.
Patented Feb. 24, 1914 and aufwand/n o To all whom it may concern:
UNITED sTATEs PATENT oEEIoE. i
JAMES IB. SIMMONS AND FRAN'IKJW. 0]? WADSWOBTH, OHIO.
BAG HOLDING AND FILLING DEVICE.
Specification of Letters Patent. application med July as, 191s. Seng No. 781,705.
Patented Feb. 24, 1914.
Be it-known that we, JAMES B. SIMMONS and FRANK W. BOYER, citizens of the United States residing at Wadsworth, in thefcounty of Medina and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful improvement-s in Bag Heldin and Filling Devices; and we do declare t e following to be a full, clear, and exact description oi@` the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in bag holding and filling devices.
Une object ofthe invention is to rovide a device of this character by means o which a bag may be supported and held open to.
permit the same to be readily filled by one person without danger of tearing the bag when the latter is constructed of paper.
Another object is to provide a bag holder by the use of which a bag may be compactly filled and the contents be measured as the same are placed in the bag.
With these and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel features of construction andgthe combination and arrangement of parts as will be more fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of our` improved bag holder. Fig. 2 is a side view thereof with the parts in an inoperative position as when inserted in a bag'and before any of the contents have been placed therein. Fig. 3 is a central vertical sectional view of the device engaged with a bag and showing the parts in an inoperative position or before any of the contents have been placed in the bag. Fig. 4 is a similar, view showing the parts expanded for supporting the sides of the bag and holding the latter open to receive the contents placed therein. Fig. 5 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1.
Our improved bag holding and filling device comprises two similarly constructed sections 1 and 2 each ofwhich has a substantially semi-cylindrical shaped lower portion 3 which may be of any suitable size and length and which are adapted to be inserted into the bag to be filled, said bag engaging portions 3 preferably corresponding to the length of the bag and which preferably have a combined circumference substantially the same as the circumference of the bag.
Qn the upper ends of the bag engaging portlons 3 ,are4 outwardly flared extensions 4 which ltogether form a funnel shaped mouth of suflicient size to readily receive the material which is shoveled or otherwise placed in operative engagement with a bag, wedge shape discharge openings will be fcrmed at the opposite side of the device to permit the contents placed therein to fill into th co-rners of the bag aswill be readily understood. The sections 1 and 2 of the device are ccnnected and held-in operative engagement by a ring or band 6 which is also formed into semi-circular sections, the ends of which are hingedly connected to permit the outer portions of the ring to swing upwardly and downwardly or inwardly and outwardly when the sections of the device are brought to operative and inoperative positions. The sections 1 and 2 of the holding and filling device are secured to the semi-circular sections of the ring 6, preferably by angle iron bars or corner braces 5 by means of which a strong rigid connection is formed between these parts.
In order to. limit the upward swinging movement of the ring sections 6 and to provide a stop which will hold the sections 1 and 2 in operative position when open in a bag we provide a pair of stop lugs 6 one of which is secured to one end of each section of the ring 6 whereby when said sections of the ring are swung outwardly and upwardly to a horizontal position said lugs will be brought into engagement thus stopping a further upward movement of the ring sections and a further expansion or opening movement of the lower bag engaging portions 3 of the device. By thus limiting or stopping the opening movement of the bag engaging ends of the device,` the said ends are prevented from being expanded so far as to tear or burst the bag with which -they are engaged.
If desired we may provide one or both sect-ions of the device with a graduated scale of measurement, said Ascale preferably being placed on the inner surface of the sections and beginning near the lower end of the sections and extending upwardly Ato any desired distance so that by observing the scale the quantity of material placed in the bag and the holding and illing device will be readily indicated and the amount of the material thus readily determined.
In the operation of the device the upper flared or funnel shaped ends of the sections l and 2 are spread apart or expanded thus bringing the lower bag engaging members thereof into a closed and overlapped position as is clearly indicated in Figs. 2 and 3 0f the drawings. Withthe parts in this position the device is inserted into a bag after which the first shovel or scoop full of material thrown into the funnel shaped upper end of the device will force the lower bag engaging members apart and into lirm engagement with the inner sides of the bag thus expanding the latter and holding the same in an expanded or operative position for supporting the bag and holding the sides thereof open while the contents are being placed therein.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings,
,the construction and operation or" the invention-will be readily understood Without requiring a more extended explanation.
Various changes in the form, proportion and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacriicing any of the advantages of the claimed invention.
Having thus described the invention what we claim is:
l. ln a bag holding and filling device, a plurality of sections, each of which comprises a bag engaging member and a iared mouth forming member, one of said sections having its edges overlapping the edges of the other section, a ring consisting of hinged section, one of which is secured to each of the sections of the device, whereby said sections are hingedly connected to permit the lower portions thereof to be brought together for insertion into a bag and to be expanded for engagement with the sides of the bag, whereby the latter are supported and held in open position.
2. A bag holding and lling device comprising a plurality of sections each of which consists of a bag engaging portion and a mouth portion, said bag engaging portions having their edges inclined inwardly from their upper toward their lower ends to form discharge openings when the device is in operative position, a supporting ring formed of hingedly connected sections, one of which is secured to eachof the sections of the device whereby the latter are hingedly connected to permit the bag engaging-portions to be contracted or brought together for insertion into a bag and expanded into engagement with the sides of the bag to support and hold the latter in an open position.
3.` A bag holding and filling device comprising a plurality of hingedly connected sections each of which consists of the bag engagingand expanding portion, and a flared mouth forming portion, the side edges of said sections being inclined downwardly and inwardly from the upper edges of the mouth portions to the lower edges of t-he bag engaging portions when in collapsed condition, and means whereby said sections ofthe device are hingedly connected at the junction of the mouth and bag engaging portions.
4. A bag holding and illing device comprising two longitudinally separable sections the4 upper ends of which areiiared, al device for pivotally connecting said sections at the junction of the iiared upper ends with the bag engaging portions thereof comprising semicircular members hingedly connected at their ends and having laterally extending stops at said ends for limiting the opening movement of said sections.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
JAMES B. SIMMONS. FRANK W. BOYER.
Witnesses W. F. WAY, T. B. YODER.