US 1188192 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. C. MILLER.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 5.1915.
Patented June 20, 1916.
071m [a 1, Duffy 1 77 AW UNITED. STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES C. MILLER, 0F FORT WAYNE, INDIANA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 20, 1916.
Original application filed January 13, 1915, Serial No. 1,962. Divided and this application filed June 5,
' 1915. Serial No. 32,286.
scribe and claim a method 'of packaging laundry in which process the device of the I present application enters and the present application is a division of said previous application. I
An expensive part of a laundry establishment is the time and materials consumed in packing the laundry for delivery. The
usual practice heretofore has been to place the shirts in covers and then wrap all the articles in paper, or to place the articles in .a knock-down box which must first be set up. All these steps require timeand storage space for the boxes, and the likelihood of soiling the laundry by the operators hands which are apt to become soiled in assembling the boxes. Also the paper wrapped packages have no protection against collapse and crushing of the articles within.
The object of my invention is to provide a novel means for packaging various articles in bags or other receptacle with great rapidity so as to form a neat package in which the contents are protected.
In the drawings I illustrate the preferred "form of my invention, although said form may be varied in certain details without departing from the spirit of my invention,
and in said drawings Figure 1 is a plan view in perspective of the packing tray; Fig. 2 a'longitudinal sectional view of the same in and Fig. 3
a plan view in perspective of a package which has been made upon the device,
Referring to the drawings the packing or charging tray consists of a scoop-like structure 10, preferably made of thin metal and having a bottom 11 the forward end of which is preferably rounded, the bottom also-having a rib 12 extending transversely acrossits-lower side. There are two side walls-13 and an end wall 14 which connects the side walls. A depending flange 15 may be provided at the rear by which the device may are comparatively low at their forward ends 7 andgradually increase in height a desired dlstance from said ends. From the summit of the slope to the rear the top edges of the sides may be continuous in'height with said summit, but they are preferably lower than said summit as shown in Fig. 1.
In use the articles to be packed are placed upon the tray and the receptacle 18, which is preferably abag having a normally open mouth, is drawn over the tray audits contents. The operator is merely'required to bring the mouth 'of the bag up into engagement with the curved end of the tray which effects the primary opening'of the bag, and as he draws the bag toward the rearof the tray the sloping sides fully open the said mouth and permit of the ready placing of the bag over the tray. End wall 14 prevents the articles which have been deposited upon the tray from slipping therefrom as the bag is drawn over the tray. A great deal of time is thereby saved in the operation and tearing of the mouth of the bag is practically eliminated. It is understood, of course, that the mouth of the receptacle is not smaller than a cross-section through the tray at the highest point of its sides.
In Fig. 2 I illustrate the use of the'tray in a laundry Where a rectangular reinforcing rim 19 is adapted to be inserted .into the bag together with laundried articles, the
rim being first placed on the tray and the articles within the rim. The bag-is drawn over the tray and its contents and then the bag with the rim and articles within it is removed from the tray; and the mouth of the bag is then closed and the package shown inFig. 3' is ready for delivery.
What I claim is: I 1. A packing tray comprising a substantially horizontal bottom, means to support said member at one end thereof leaving the opposite end free and unobstructed and vertically disposed members secured to each side edge and oneend edge of the bottom for the purposes described.
2. In a devicev of the character described, a fiat member located in substantially horizontal position, means to support said membervat one end thereof leaving the opposite end free and unobstructed, and upwardly projecting members, attached at each side edge of Said member to provide a place therebetween in which articles of wear may be positioned and'serve as means to guide bags over said'articles substantially as described.
3; A packing tray comprising a bottom member having upwardly extending Walls at its opposite side edges, a depending member at one end of the bottom adapted to be secured to a fixed object and a depending rib on the bottom adapted to cooperate with' the depending member to support the said bottom in substantially horizontal position 7 and leave the other end of the bottom free and unobstructed for the purposes described. In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe CHARLES C. MILLER.