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1?. WAY, In. RECEPTACLE AND BAG;
APPLICATION men ma. 2; 191a.
Patented July 11, 1916.
qWi lmeoa JOSEPH- WAY, JR, 0F PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
RECEPTACLE AND BAG.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July lth'lnllfi.
Application filed February 2, 1916. Serial No. 75,803.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that l, JosErH. WAY, J12, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Receptacles and Bags, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in paper bags and analogous receptacles, and has for an object to provide a receptacle or carrier capable of being readily and conveniently carried.
The invention relates more particularly to the usual merchandise containing paper bag and which, adjacent the open end thereof, is provided with a plurality of reinforced hand receiving openings, the latter being adapted to form a hand hold, when the bag is being carried, and furthermore effectively close the open end of the bag toprevent the commodities confined therein from accidental removal or from becoming contaminated with dust or dirt.
With these and other ends in. view which will readily appear as the nature of the in vention is better understood, the same con sists in the improved construction and novel arrangement and combination of parts which will be hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings there has been illustrated a simple and preferred form of the invention, it being, however,
' understood that no limitation is necessarily made to theprecise structural details therein exhibited, but that changes alterations and modifications within the scope of the claims may be resorted to when desired.
In the drawing :Figure l is a side elevation of the bag or receptacle comprising the present invention, Fig. 2 is a similar view illustrating the bag when in a p0sition to be carried, Fig. 3 is a transverse section on the line 33 of Fig. 1, Fig. 4 is a similar view on the line H of Fig. 2, and Fig. 5 is a detail view illustrating a slightly modified method of reinforcing the hand receiving openings.
Similar characters of reference denote like parts throughout all of the views of the drawing.
Referring more particularly to the drawings there is shown an ordinary form of merchandise receiving bag 1, provided with the usual closed end 2 and an entrance or open extremity 3. In order to facilitate the operation of carrying the bag, the latter is preferably provided, adjacent the extremity 3, with vertically spaced elongated openings & and by which the bag will be readily supported in a simple method. to be presently disclosed. After the bag 1 has been filled and is ready to be carried, the extremity 3 is folded on a line, located between the slots or openings 4 and indicated as at 5 by dotted lines in Fig. 1, until said extremity 3 is positioned against the body of the bag. This action results in alining for registering the openings 4: and in simultaneously closing the entrance extremity of said bag so as to prevent commodities positioned therein from becoming accidentally lost. By passing the hand through the aliniug openings the bag can be readily grasped so as to be conveniently carried, and when so carried said bag will be efl'ectively sealed, eliminating the use of cord, twine or other securing elements.
When said bag is formed of relatively thin paper or similar material, practice has disclosed that it is necessary' for one or more of the openings 4 to be reinforced by some suitable means, so that, when the bag is carried, the weight of the material therein will not be of sufficient strength to tear the bag around the opening so as to destroy the utility of the latter. The reinforcing means, acts in the capacity of a hand. grip, enabling the carrier of the bag to obtain a better hold thereon, and moreover, greatly prolongs the life of said bag;
The preferred form of reinforcing the openings t has been clearly illustratedpin Figs. 1 to 4: the drawings and consists in securing to one side oi the bag 1 reinforcing strips 6, which completely surround said openings 4 and are of sutlicient strength to pre ent the body of the bag from tearing when being carried. The strips are preferably formed of relatively heavy card board and are secured to said bag by a suitable adhesive or by any other convenient means. Another method of reinforcing the openings 4 has been disclosed in Fig. 5 of the drawings, wherein wire elements 7 have been shown as secured to the body 1 in a position to surround the said hand receiving openings. The functions of the elements 7 are identical with those of the strips 6 of few parts, and absolutely reliable in all respects. From a commercial standpoint, the bags constructed in accordance with the presentinvention will be far more economical to use than the ordinary form, inasmuch as the improved bags will be used a number of times, whereas ordinary bags are generally destroyed after a single usage.
I claim A bag of the class described embodying a commodity receiving body having a normally open end and formed adjacent said end with a pair of vertically spaced hand receiving openings, the marginal portion of said body being bent downwardly at a point between said openings and brought to bear against the body portion for registering said openings with one another, and a reinforcing member surrounding each of said openings and serving as a hand grip.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
JOSEPH WAY, JR.