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Publication numberUS1157138 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1915
Filing dateJan 29, 1914
Priority dateJan 29, 1914
Publication numberUS 1157138 A, US 1157138A, US-A-1157138, US1157138 A, US1157138A
InventorsGeorge J Wunder
Original AssigneeGeorge J Wunder
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1157138 A
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(3.1. WUNDER.


1,157,138. 1 Patented 00u19, 1915.



Y Specification of Letters Patent.

' Appiieaf'i'on med .Tammy 29,1914.A serial No. 815,216.

To all whom imag/concern: l

Be it known that I, GEORGE J. WUNDR,

a citizen of the United States,iresiding at Howard, in the county of Miner, State of South Dakota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bag-Holders;V

and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description ofthe invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.V

This invention relates to improvements in bag holders, and is particularly adapted for use in bagging grain and vegetables, or use in post-offices for holding mail bags.

The principal object of the invention is to provide a simple device which can -be readily suspended from a wall or other suitable support, and effectively `support the bag, while at the same time holding the mouth of the bag open. l

Another object is to provide a simple device of this character which is readily adjustable to different sized bags, and which can be taken apart for packing and occupy very small space.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, when taken in connection with the accom-V panying drawings.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device in operatic-ii. Fig. 2 is a top plan view. Fig. 3 is anfenlarged transverse section on the line 343 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is an enlarged transverse sectional view on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2.

Referring particularly to the accompanying drawings, 10 represents a suitable eye member formed of a single piece of material, preferably metal and having the ends 11 extending in opposite directions from the lower side of the eye and provided with the interiorly threaded sockets 12. Engaged v in these sockets are the threaded ends of the hollow bars 13 and engaged in the outer ends of these bars are the horizontal portions of the angle bars 14. Engaged through the end portions of the hollow bars 13are set screws .15 for holding the horizontal portions of the bars 14 in adjusted positions slidably within the hollow bars 13.

The lower end of the vertical portion of each of the bars 14 is threaded and disposed l through an opening in a forwardly eX- tending plate 17. Engaged on the threaded portion of the bar 14, both above and below thev plate 17V are the nuts and washers 18 and '19. Each of the bars 17 is formed with a longitudinally extending elongated slot 20 which registers with asimilar slot in a plate 22 disposed'under said plate 17. A bolt 23, having a squared shank is disposed through the registered slots andcarries on its upper end a winged nut 24. The plates 17 and 22 are thus capable of sliding movef 'Patented oet.' 19, y19.15.

ment and can be held in such adjusted po-k sitions by means ofthe nut and bolt. They forward or outer end ofv each ofthe plates 22 is curved inwardly `toward the opposite plate.

Formed in the rear end ofeach of the plates 17 is anv openingv 25 in which is engaged a hook 26 carried by one end of a chain 27. The inner end of each of these chains is connected to oneend ofa coiled spring 28, said spring being disposed beneath, and slightly to the rear of the eyeA member 10. A suitable hook 29is arranged to be attached to a wall or other suitable support,

and the eye member 10 engaged thereon.


In the .operation of the device, the-eye member being engaged on the hook, the bars 14 are adjusted inwardly or outwardly of the hollow bars 13, according to the width of themouth vof the bag. When such adjustment is accomplished, theA bars 14 are.

locked in position by the vset* screws 15.

yThe plates 22 are then vadjusted according to the other dimension of the mouth of thev bag. By drawing the outer end of the plates toward each other .against the tension of] l the spring 28, the mouth of lthe bag can be' engaged over saidplate, and upon releasing the plates, the spring; will draw on therear.

ends thereof and cause .the outer ends to spread and effectively holdthe mouth of the bag. open. Y

By the arrangement of the nuts and washers 18 and 19, the plates 17. can be yreadily swung without effecting' any rotation whatever of the nut 18, thus assuring that the plates will at all times be firmly held on the bars14. It will also be noted that by removing'the lower nuts and washT ers 18and` 19, and the set screws 15, the device Vcanl be quickly dissembled for convenient and compact packing.

While I have shown the members 13 as l removably attached to the eye member 10, said members may be made integral therewith.

What is claimed is: tionbetween the rearward portions of said A bag holder comprising an invertedU- arms. 10 shaped member provided with means for the In testimony whereof, I aix my signasuspension thereof, a pair of arms pivotture, in the presence of two witnesses. ally mounted on the lower ends of the arms GEORGE J. WUNDER. of the U-shaped member, the said pivotal Witnesses: y y arms extending forwardly and rearwardly G. E. HANSON, of the pivots thereof, anda resilient connec- J. B. ADKlNs.

Copiesuof-this patent may be obtained for ve cents each,V by addressing the Commissionerv of Tatenfts,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification248/99
Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/12