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Publication numberUS1091288 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1914
Filing dateJul 8, 1912
Priority dateJul 8, 1912
Publication numberUS 1091288 A, US 1091288A, US-A-1091288, US1091288 A, US1091288A
InventorsFrituff Carlson
Original AssigneeFrituff Carlson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1091288 A
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nnmumn mum JULY 8, 1912.

Patented Mar. 24, 1914.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 24, 1914.

Application filed July 8, 1912. Serial No. 708,289.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, FRITUFF GARLSON, citizen of the United States, residing at Cadillac, in the county of Wexford and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bag-Ties, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in bag ties and similar devices, and has for one of its objects to simplify and improve the construction and increase the efficiency and utility of devices of this character.

Another object of the invention is to provide a simply constructed device which may be readily applied to bags of different qualities and to bags employed for different purposes without material structural change in the device.

Another object of the invention is to provide a simply constructed device which is attached permanently to the bag and does not require that any of the parts shall be detached when the device is released.

Another object of the'invention is to provide a simply constructed device whereby a seal may be attached when required to increase the safety of the device and prevent its surreptitious release.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction as hereafter shown and described, and then specifically pointed out in the claims, and in the drawings illustrative of the preferred embodiment of the invention.

Figure 1 is a plan view of the improved device the bag being shown in section, Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one of the coupling terminals of the improved device; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the other coupling terminal, Fig. 1 is a reduced perspective view of a portion of a bag at the closure end with the improvement applied.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the followin description and indicated in all the views 0' the drawings by the same reference characters.

The improved device may be applied to bags of various sizes and to bags employed for various purposes, andmay be adapted without structural change to grain sacks, mail sacks and similar closures, and it is not desired therefore to limit the invention to use on any specific form of bag.

supported between the two For the purpose of illustration the im proved device is shown applied to a conventional bag indicated as a whole at 9.

The improved device comprises three members, a central body member 10 having a bearing plate 11 connected centrally thereof and preferably provided with a disk of rubber or like yieldable material 12 attached to its face. The plate 11 together with its yieldable facing member 12, is secured to the bag near its open end by a rivet 13 or like fasteningdevice, the inner end of the rivet being enlarged into a washer 14 to increase the bearing surface against the bag materialand preventing the device from pulling loose therefrom. A yieldable washer of rubber or like material 15 is disposed between the en largement or washer 14 and the bag material. By this means the bag material is yielding faces as shown.

Pivoted at 16 to the member 10 at one end is a curved grip bar 17, while a similar curved grip bar 18 is pivoted at 19 to the opposite end of the member 10. Swinging at the outer end of the bar 17 is a pull ring 20, and projecting from the sides of the bar 17, adjacent to the apertures for the ring 20 are studs 21, and formed in the outer face of the bar 17, opposite the studs 21, is a recess 22 extended laterally of the bar 11 as at 23 and forming a seat with a shoulder at one end and the studs 21 at the other end. The bar 18 is forked or bifurcated at its outer end to form spaced arms 2 1-25 and provided with depressions to form stop shoulders 2627. Directed inwardly from the'outer ends of the arms 2 125 are small studs 28-29, the studs being directed inwardly from the outer terminals of the arms The member 17 is reduced in width toward the outer end or at the point where the studs 21, seat 23, and recess 22 are located, and the space bet-ween the inner ends of the lugs 2829 corresponds to the reduced width of the member 17, so that the reduced portion of the member 17 may be inserted between the lugs 2829 when the device is to be coupled. The device is so arranged that when the reduced portion of the member 17 is inserted between the arms 2425, the inner faces of the stop shoulders 26-27 will engage against the outer faces of the studs 21, while-the lugs 2829 will engage against the inner faces of the shoulder of the seat 23, and thus effectually lock the two members 17 -18 together.

In applying the improved device, the bag material is gathered in the ordinary manner and as represented in Fig. 4, and the members 17-18 firmly compressed around the gathered portion of the bag and strain applied longitudinally of the member 17 to cause the parts to be engaged and locked. The inner faces of the members 1718 are roughened or respectively provided with corrugations 3031 so that the grip upon the bag material is increased. One of the body members, for instance the member 18, is flattened to provide space for placing designating characters as for instance the name of the owner of the bag or other material, as shown. The member 17 is also preferably provided with a transverse aperture 82 which is spaced from the recess 22, to receive a sealing or locking member of suitable form, so that the contents of the bag may be protected from surreptitious access.

The improved device is simple in construction, can be inexpensively manufactured and applied, and will effectually protect the contents of the bag. The improved device also enables the shipper to very quickly secure the intake ends of bags and a device is provided which is always in position for instant use and remains with the bag.

Having thus described the invention, What is claimed as new is:

1. A bag tie comprising coacting grip bars arranged to swing relative to each other, one of said grip bars having a seat formed with a shoulder at one end and laterally projecting studs at the other end and the other grip bar forked to engage the first mentioned grip bar and with stop shoulders to engage the studs and inwardly directed lugs to engage the shoulder of the seat.

2. A bag tie comprising an intermediate member adapted to be connected to a bag, co-acting grip bars each pivotally connected at one end to said bag engaging member, one of said grip bars having lateral studs and a transverse recess and with a seat at the bottom of the recess, and the other grip bar forked to receive the first-mentioned grip bar and with stop shoulders to receive the studs and with inwardly directed lugs to engage the seat.

In testimony whereof I aliix my slgnature in presence of two witnesses.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D. C.

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US4270247 *Mar 29, 1979Jun 2, 1981John FreedomClasp
U.S. Classification24/30.50R
Cooperative ClassificationB65D33/1675