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Publication numberUS1191051 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 11, 1916
Filing dateFeb 11, 1916
Priority dateFeb 11, 1916
Publication numberUS 1191051 A, US 1191051A, US-A-1191051, US1191051 A, US1191051A
InventorsFrank J Wichmann
Original AssigneeFrank J Wichmann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag-tying device.
US 1191051 A
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Patented July 1l, 1916.


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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Juiy ii, ioie.

Application led February 11, 1916. Serial No. 77,692.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1,` FRANK J. WICHMANN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Belmont, -in thev county of Lafayette and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Bag-Tying Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to bag tying devices and more particularly to the type of device which obviates the ynecessity of tying a knot in a flexible element Wound aboutthe bag to retain the contents of the bag therein.

The primary object ofthe invention to provide a device of the character described paper sacks in their course of manufacture, yso that when the sack is filled reels upon which the ends of the flexible tying element are Wound may be removed from pockets secured tothe sides of the sack and wound about the sack and secured to retaining disks upon the pockets, thus obviating the necessity of tying a knot in the cord and placingr the tying element at all times within convenient .1 reach of the person filling the sack.

Another object of the invention is to provide the sack with pockets in which maybe retained reels upon which lportions of a flexible tying element are wound and which when the said portions are wound aboutfthe sack and connected with the retaining disks upon the pockets may be again inserted within the pockets to yserve as an auxiliary fastening means v for lthe lsaid portions.

Another object ofthe invention is to form the pockcts-which'receive the reels from sec-A tions of material arranged with their opposing side edges in overlapping relation so that the said pockets are reinforced throughout the portion thereof adjacent the marginal edges of the pockets which are connected with the sack and. also reinforced at the point of connection vwith the retaining disks with which portions of the flexible tying element may be connected and tp Vwhich the ends of the said portions are secured'when Wound about the sack.

A still further object of the invention is tov form one marginal edge of each section from which said pockets are formed in such a manner that when said marginal edges are overlapped and secured they will coact with a portion of the sections which are secured to the sack in providing pockets corresponding substantially in shape to the reeliabout Fig. 3 is a top plan view which portions of the flexible tying element are wound when the sack is not in use.

With these and other objects in view the invention resides in the novel combination and arrangement of parts which will be hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims.

The preferred embodiment of the invention has been illustrated in the accompany' ing drawing, although no restriction is made to the precise details of construction therein shown, as changes, alterations and modifications within the scope of the claims maybe resorted to when desired.

In the drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a paper sack showing the improved bag tying device applied thereto, the sack being shown in folded condition. Fig. 2 is a vvie'iv similar 'to' Fig. 1, showing the sack filled and the mouth thereof secured by means of the improved bag tying device. of Fig. 2. Fig. 4: is a transverse horizontal sectionv on the line 1 -4 of Fig.- 1. FigL" is a vertical longitudinal sectional view through a portion of a sack and the pocket connected therewith and showing the reel upon which a portion ofthe flexible tying element is. wound insertedwithin the pocket. Fig. 6 is a top plan view of the sections which form one of the pockets separated to more clearly dene their shape. Fig. 7 is a plan view of one of the reels about which a portion of the flexible tying element is wound, and showing one end of said portion wound thereabout.

Like characters ofv reference denote corresponding parts throughout the several views. 1

Referring nowto'the drawing in detail, the numeral 1 designates a paper sack of the usual construction now in common use and having sides 2 and 3. Secured to each of the sides 2 and Sis a pocket 4:, each of said pockets being formed fromsections 5 and 6. As each pocket is-.identical -in construction', a detail description of one of said pockets is deemed sufficient. Each of the sections 5 and 6 of one of the pockets is substantially semi-elliptical in shape, and each has a portion thereof adjacent its marginal edge, indicated by the numeral 7 secured to one side of the sack with the greater portion of one of the sections overlying a similar portion of the other section, as indicated by the numeral 8, and with the marginal edges of said portions spaced from the marginal edges 7 of the sections and indicated by the numeral 9, said overlapping portions being secured to each other, but free from the sides of the sack to provide a reinforcement for the pockets 4. Secured exteriorly to each pocket 4 adjacent the lower end thereof is a Hexible retaining disk 10 secured to the pockets by means of a centrally disposed rivet 11 passing through said disks and through a reinforcing` member 12 secured to the inner face of the pockets 4 below the retaining disks 10, and between which is secured in any suitable manner a fiexible tying element 13, the medial portion of which .passes beneath the bottom of the sack, while its free portions pass upwardly through the pockets their terminals with reels 14, about which the free portions of the flexible tying elements are adapted to be wound, said reels being' of a shape substantially the same as the pockets 4, so that the reels may be received within the pockets when they have the cord wound thereon or when inserted within the pockets to serve as an auxiliary fastening means for the flexible tying elements.

While the flexible tying element hasl been described as having portions thereof adjacent its medial portion connected with each retaining disk 10, I wish it understood that if desired one end of the flexible tying element may be secured to the retaining disk 10 upon one side of the sack and the flexible tying member passed beneath the sack and secured to the retaining disk upon the other side of the sack with the free portion of the flexible tying element secured to a reel 14, thus dispensing with a considerable portion of the tying element and reducing the number of reels upon which the same is wound, thereby decreasing the cost of' manufacture when the device is applied to small sacks.

When a sack is equipped with the improved tying deviceand filled the mouth of the sack may be retained in a closed position in the following' manner: The reels 14 are removed from the pockets 4 and the flexible tying elements carried upwardly above the folded mouth of the sack where they are crossed and brought downwardly over the sides of the sack and beneath the bottom, said elements being again crossed and passed upwardly over the first mentioned sides of the sack and downwardly and wound about the retaining disks 10. Under ordinary conditions this is sufficient to retain the mouth of the sack in a folded condition, but where the sack is large and its contents bulky the reels 14 are aga-in inn Copies of this patent may be obtained 4 and are connected at serted within the pockets 4, so that the reels act as an auxiliary fastening means for the flexible tying element.

It will be noted with reference to Fig. 6 in the drawing that the marginal edges 9 of the sections 5 and G co-act with the portions of the sections secured to the sides of the sack adjacent the marginal edges 7 in providing a space within the pockets 4 of such shape that the reels 14 are frictionally maintained therein while the overlapping portions of the sections materially reinforce the pockets and prevent the tearing of the same.

When the purchaser of the articles contained within the sack desires to remove the same therefrom the reels 14 are removed from the pockets 4 and the flexible tying element disengaged from the retaining disks 10. As said element is unwound from the sack it is wound about the reels 14, so that when the mouth of the sack is free from the flexible tying elements, the reels 14 may be again inserted within the pockets 4 and the sack kept for further use.

From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it is at once apparent that a sack tying device has been provided which decreases the amount of cord used in tying the sack, thus reducing the expense to grocerymen and the like incident to the delivery of articles purchased, and also that a bag tying device has been provided which is simple in construction, inexpensive of manufacture and highly efficient in use.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is

1. A paper bag having an external pocket formed of two thicknesses of material partly overlapped, cemented together and each havingan extended marginal portion attached to the bag, producing a reinforced portion of double thickness between the marginal edges, in combination with a tying twine, an attaching member for said twine extending through the double thickness of the pocket, and a reel for the twine accommodated in said pocket.

2. A paper bag, external pockets fixed on the two sides of the bag, fastening members connected with the pockets, a twine having an intermediate portion extended beneath the bag and connected with the fastening members, and reels on which the terminal portions of the twine are wound, said reels being accommodated in the pockets.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification383/62, 383/90
Cooperative ClassificationB65D33/165