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Publication numberUS1165320 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 21, 1915
Filing dateNov 17, 1914
Priority dateNov 17, 1914
Publication numberUS 1165320 A, US 1165320A, US-A-1165320, US1165320 A, US1165320A
InventorsIrvin W Clary
Original AssigneeIrvin W Clary
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1165320 A
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l. W. CLARY.



1,165,320. Patented Dem-21, 1915.




APPLICATION FILED Nov- 1914. 1,165,320. 7 Patented Dec. 21, 1915.


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Application filed November 17, 1914.

To all whom it may concern: 7 Be it known thatI, IRVIN W. CLARY, a citizen of the UnitedStates, residing at El .Paso, in the county of El Paso and State package ties'and has for its object the provision of a device of this character including a receptacle wherein the cord employed in tying the package is wound and adapted to be withdrawn during the act of passing.

the cord about the package whereby no more cordis drawn than is necessary, thus preventingdangling of any surplus cord after the package has been tied.

. Another object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character wherein the cord is automatically rewound with n the receptacle when untied to permit of repeated use of: the same. i

To these ends the invention essentially consists of a cord retaining receptacle and a member adapted to be placed uponthe pack age and constructed to receive the receptacle subsequent to the passing of the cord about the package. 1

Other objects of the invention will appear as the following description is read inconnection with the accompanying drawings wherein like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, and in which i Figure 1 is a plan view of a package showing the improved device applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a view of the'device with the receptacle removed. Fig. 3 is. asectional view throughthe device with the receptacle removed. Fig. 4: is a detail view of the cupshaped member. Fig. 5 is a sectional view through the receptacle. Fig. 6 is a view of a modified form of one of the cup-shaped members. Fig. 7 is a plan view of a package showing a still further modified form of the invention applied thereto. Fig. 8 is a view of this modified form with the receptacle removed. Fig. 9 is a sectional view through the cup-shaped member. 7

In one embodiment of the invention as shown the device essentially consists of a disk 5 adapted to lie fiat upon the top of the package, and a cup-shaped member 6 having a concave bottom 7 the latter being riveted or otherwise secured to the disk 5 and slightly spaced therefrom to provide an Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 21, 1915.

Serial No. 372,605.

entrance passage for the cord as well as serving to grip the same therebetween. The cord has one of its terminals secured in an opening 8 adjacent the periphery of the disk 5 or the same may be fastened to the rivet 9. The opposite end of the cord is secured to a spring operated drum 10 arranged within the receptacle 11, the latter being closed by a cover 12 which may be detachably secured thereto in any suitable manner with a view of permitting the removal of the drum when desired. The cord passes from the receptacle through an opening 18 having a rounded edge'le to reduce the friction and wear upon the cord to a minimum. While it has been stated that the cord may be secured to the drum in any suitable manner it is preferred that the cord be looped about an inch or two distant from the drum, while one end of the cord'usedin tying the package be secured by a loop as shown in Fig. 2. With this arrangement it. is never necessary to open the receptacle 11 when it is desired to change the cord, thus requiring but little tiniefor this operation.

In use the disk 5 is placed upon the center of the package and held in position by the thumb extension 15 which is curved upwardly as at 15 and has its upper surface roughened as at 16 which gives the thumb a better hold when pressure is applied to the cord. The cord is then wrapped lengthwise around the package, then passed between the disk 5 and member 6, then transversely around the package, thence between the disk 5 and the member 6, the cord as 'will be understood feeding from the receptacle 11 held in the palm of the right hand, and the receptacle subsequently placed within the cup-shaped member 6 as shown in Fig. 1. If desired the wall of the cupshaped member may be provided with a cleft 16 for the reception of the cord after the tying operation has been performed, prior to the placing of the receptacle within the cup-shaped member. The cup-shaped member is to be of the proper depth to wholly receive the receptacle 11, the cup-shaped member being constructed from resilient material so that the receptacle 11 will snap into place when pressed. within the cupshaped member thus securely holding the members 'operatively associated. The wall of the cup-shaped member may if desired be corrugated as shown in Fig. 6 for this purpose. As shown the cup-shaped member 6 has a portion of its bottom and Wall cut away as at 18 to allow the receptacle to be grasped in removing the same from the member 6. Manifestly by reason of this construction and operation no more cord than is necessary is drawn from the receptacle in tying the package, and consequently da11- gling of anysurplus cord after the package has been tied is obviated. WVhen the pack ageis untied the cord is automatically rewound upon the spring operated drum arranged within thereceptacle 11 to permit of repeated use of the same. p I

In Fig. 6 I have shown a modified form of the invention which consists the use of a cup-shaped meinber of a construction similar to the cup-shaped member sta ing its bottom and wall cut as at 22 to facilitate the renioyal of, therecptacle 23 therefrom when desired. The bottom of the cup-shaped member adjacent the cut away portion is provided with an opening for the purpose of securing one end of the cord thereto. Directly opposite the cut away portion 22, the, wall of the cup-shaped memher is provided with cleft 25, while at diametrically opposite points the wall is further provided withthe clefts 26, In use of this form of the inventioiithe cordis passed lengthwise around the package and through the cleft 25, and thence transversely around the package passing through the other two clefts 26 on the opposite sides, then secured in the cup-shaped member, the cords lying in the bottom of the oup' 'shap'ed iiie'r'riber and the receptacle subsequently snapped in position within the cup-shaped Ineinber over these cords. Y n

By reason ofthe fact that device the cordis Withdrawn during the 'a ct of passing the latter about the package, the force necessary to bindthe package securely does. not fall upon the delicately constructed inside works, as in the case with ,ti'ers where the cord must all be drawn out of the recepof this patent he obtai'fieii' for five cents each, by 'iidfessirtg" the tacle before beginning to tie the package, buton the metal disk that forms the base, which cannot be injured by any amount of force applied thereto, thus enabling you to bind the package as securely as the strength of the cord will permit. r j

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings it is believed that the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily understood without requiring a more extended explanation and therefore th 'same has been omitted.

However, I desire to, have it understood that I do not limit myself to the pitecise construction and arrangement of pmi S herein illustrated as various changes may be "made when desired as fall within the scope of the appended What I' ,claiin, i'sf- 1. A 'pask'age ie euiaiaisaga "c'tip 'shape'd membji, a rep-aphasia, {a flexible element wound within the receptacle ans having its free end coiiiijected with sai'd member, said receptacle being adapted "t he removably fitted withih madcap-sh ped member, and the Wall and bottom ercup-shaped member being cut away to previdea finger receiving b essing to permitsai'd receptacle to be grasped f61{ rem-swagare same new the cup-shaped member. 7

2. package tie comprising a disk havan upturned thumb e'xtehs'ion, a cupsh'apea member starred thereto, said mamher having a coniax' edb'ottoin, a receptacle, a "fieizibleeleme t wound within the =receptacle "and having its free e -assessed to said disk, and said, receptacle being adapted to be reinovably fitted within saidcup-shaped member,

In testimony where-bf IfaftiX my signature in preser're'of two witnesses.


Witnesses: y, n

HoIJZ'iIAN, B. B. RoDAfiii.

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U.S. Classification24/18
Cooperative ClassificationB65D63/14