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Publication numberUS1124091 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 5, 1915
Filing dateMar 27, 1914
Priority dateMar 27, 1914
Publication numberUS 1124091 A, US 1124091A, US-A-1124091, US1124091 A, US1124091A
InventorsAlford Pervis Willoughby
Original AssigneeWilliam D Bolding, Alford Pervis Willoughby
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag-mouth-spreading device.
US 1124091 A
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BAG mou'rn smamnme DEVICE. APPLICATION FILED MAB..27, 1914f Patented Jan. 5, 1915.

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1,124,091 Patented Jan. 5, 1915.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 5, 1915.

Application filed March 27, 1914. Serial No. 827,706.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALFonD PERvIs NVIL- LoUsnBr, a citizen of the United States, residing at Olney, in the county of Young and State of Texas, have invented a new and useful Bag-Mouth-Spreading Device; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention is a device for holding open the mouths of bags at the time of filling them, its employment greatly facilitating the filling operation. It is adapted for use with bags hung on a post or partition and also bags carried by the shoulders or waist. Cotton pickers and persons in similar fields of employment find it particularly fitted for their needs.

Three useful forms of this device are herewith described and illustrated, but the invention is in no way confined to these forms. The inventor claims the right to make any changes or alterations that are not foreign to what is claimed.

In the drawings :Figure 1 is a perspective View of what at this time appears to be the preferable form. Fig. 2 is a perspective showing the device in Fig. 1 distending the mouth of a bag. Fig. 3 is a front view of another form than that of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a front view of still another form. Fig. 5 shows the device of Fig. 4 inserted in the mouth of a bag.

The device in the main consists of a dominant frame and a similar auxiliary frame. The two are connected so as to form a common unit, being so joined as to make the whole adjustable for various sized bags. lVhile any desired material may be used in the design, steel wire seems to be the most suitable. Beginning with the dominant frame, the eye 1 is first formed. The wire 10 then continues along straight to a point where it is deflected upward and then bent back on itself forming the eye 2. It is then directed downward a suitable distance, bent back on itself and twisted, forming the depending projection 3 with the open space 4. In a similar way the projections 5, 6 and 7 are formed with the pieces 8, 9 and 11 intervening. After the formation of 7 the wire is terminated in the eye 12 similar to eye 1. The auxiliary frame is made in much the same way as the main or dominant frame. It has an eye 18 like eye 2 but only one depending projection 13. The pieces 14 and 15, after passing through the eyes 1 and 12, terminate in the eyes 16 and 17 which slide over 10 and 11 respectively. In such a construction it is easily seen that by pulling the frame end from end its length is increased. Its length is reduced by reversing the operation.

The frame shown in Fig. 3 is substantially the same as that in Fig. 1 with some slight modifications as to shape which are readily apparent. The same reference characters will, therefore, be used for this figure as were used to designate the parts of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 illustrates still another modification which is a much simpler structure than the others. It consists of a pair of U-shaped members 19 and 20, each provided with eyes 21 adapted to slide over the legs of the other. The length of this form is either increased or diminished in the same manner as is the length of Figs. 1 and 3.

In Fig. 2 is shown the spreader of Fig. 1 inserted in the mouth of a bag 22. The edge of the bag is pulled through the opening formed by the pieces 10 and 14: on one side and 8, 9, 11 and 15 on the other, and sewed down by suitable thread. The interior of the bag is secured to the projections 5, 6, 7, etc., by appropriate sewing or tying. The mouth is thus held distended and the eyes 2 and 18 serve for attachment to nails or hooks on partitions or for connection to an appropriate harness if the bag is to be carried on the back.

In Fig. 5 there is shown a sack 23 with the simpler form of spreader in use. In the application of this latter form, the spreader is inserted far enough into the mouth of the bag to allow the edges of the bag to be pulled over and sewed down in such a manner as to completely conceal the spreader.

It will be noticed that none of the spreaders run completely around the mouth of the bag. They are of a length less than the peripheral length of the edge of the sack and in an effort to regain their normal form, draw taut all that part of the mouth of the sack which is not connected to the frame.

What is claimed is 1. In a spreader for the mouth of a sack, a wire frame having a hooked projection formed thereon, said frame having depending stiffening projections for the body of the sack formed by twisting together bent back portions, and a similar mating frame slidably connected thereto.

2. In a spreader for the mouth of a sack, an adjustable Wire frame composed of a dominant frame and an auxiliary frame; said dominant frame having a hooked pro- 10 jection, depending stiffening projections formed by twisting together bent back portions and eyes formed in the beginning and end of the Wire constituting said frame; said auxiliary frame being similar in construction to said dominant frame and slidably connected therewith.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.


Witnesses J OHN W. Gnovns, H. G. NIcHoLsoN.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Gommissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification248/99, 383/33
Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/12