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Publication numberUS1222930 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1917
Filing dateDec 26, 1913
Priority dateDec 26, 1913
Publication numberUS 1222930 A, US 1222930A, US-A-1222930, US1222930 A, US1222930A
InventorsSpencer C Cary
Original AssigneeCary Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fastener for bundle or bale ties.
US 1222930 A
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Patented Apr. 17, 1917.




Application filed December 26, 1913.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SPENCER C. CARY, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Fastener for Bundle and Bale Ties, ofwhich the following is a specification.

In the art of bundling or baling materials, it is common to employ a tie composed of wire which is passed around the bundle or bale, the end portions of the tie being secured by or to a fastener of one form or another.

Some of such fasteners are composed of sheet metal for-economy of manufacture, and in certain of said sheet metal fasteners the tie-securing means are bendable to afford security of attachment, and to lock the tie wire to preclude it from pulling loose under the tension or pressure of the bundle or bale. Fasteners with bendable parts operate, without exception, to cut the tie wire at or adjacent to the point of connection with said fasteners, thus relaxing tension of the tie wire and permitting the bundle to fall apart.

The object of the present invention is to overcome all possibility of the fastener cut ting into or through the tie wire, and to this end my invention embodies a fastener with bendable parts or elements so constructed as to accommodate or receive the tie wire, whereupon said parts are bent subsequent to the attachment of the tie wire to said fastener.

In a preferred form, the fastener is composed of a single piece of sheet metal bent to a desired form, provided at one end portion with means for attaching a tie wire, and provided near its other end portion with tongues around which the tie wire is adapted to be wrapped.

Salient features of novelty in the construction of the fastener are apertures positioned at the respective sides of the bend able tongues, such apertures extending outwardly from the openings which are made in the fastener by cutting and bending the Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. it, 1917.

Serial No. 808,709.

metal to produce the tongues. The aforesaid apertures receive the tie wire at the points of bend when the tongues are forced or hammered down against the wrapped part of the tie, and thus the apertures preclude the tongues from cutting into or through the tie.

The fastener is constructed to position and retain it on the bundle or package, said retaining means consisting of one or more prongs struck up from the metal and extending from the fastener in an opposite direction to the wire clenching tongues. Said prongs are adapted to be driven into the shook or other package when the fastener is positioned on the corner thereof, thus retaining the fastener in position while the wire is passed around the shook or bundle and the end of the wire is bent around the olenchable tongues.

Furthermore, one member of the fastener is struck up to produce a groove extending outwardly from an aperture, said groove receiving a part of the wire so that the latter will not be cut into by the edge of the fastener when the device is in position.

Other features and advantages of the in vention will appear from the following detailed description.

In the drawings,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my new fastener, the tie wire being omitted.

Fig; 2 is a similar view illustrating the fastener in connection with the tie wire, the tongues being bent down in order to clamp or grip the looped end of said tie wire.

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of two wire ties and a corresponding number of fasteners applied to a bundle.

Fig. i is a cross section on the line 4i4 of Fig. 1.

The fastener A consists of a single piece of metal, preferably sheet metal, which is bendable to a form suitable for application against the surfaces of a bundle X. shown in Fig. 3. The fastener is provided in one member thereof or at the corner with a slot or aperture f, the latter being intended to receive one end of a suitable tie Y. Said tie is usually in the form of a wire, one end portion of which is passed through the aperture f and twisted together so as to effect .the attachment of the tie to the fastener in a manner well understood by those skilled in the art.

In addition to the aperture 7, one member of the fastener is provided with a channel or groove F formed by pressing or off setting the metal, said groove being positioned centrally and longitudinally of the fastener and extending in one direction from the aperture to the end edge of the fastener, as shown. The attached end of the tie wire is positioned within this channel on the inner face of the fastener, whereby the edge of the fastener will not cut into, chafe or sever the wire when the device is in use.

The fastener is provided with tongues 13, C which are struck up from the metal of said fastener near the opposite end portion thereof from the aperture 64. It will be understood that the fastener is cut or slitted at two points, the slits extending in opposite directions, and the metal thus severed is bent or formed above the fastener so as to result in the tongues B, C which are shown as extending in opposite directions. The tongues are integral with the fastener, each tongue being joined by a shoulder b to the metal of the fastener.

A salient feature of my new fastener is the provision of means for receiving the loop of the tie when it is wrapped or doubled around the prongs or tongues in order to fasten the otherwise free end of the tie to the securing means. It may be stated that in the operation of securing the tie the free end thereof is bent or wrapped around the shoulders of the tongues, said tongues being thereafter bent or hammered down toward the plane of the fastener. Such forcible bending of the tongues tends to press them into the metal of the tie which is wrapped or looped around the shoulders of the tongues, and it frequently happens that the forcible bending of the tongues cuts into or through the loop of the tiewire. To overcome this serious fault, I provide apertures D in the fastener adjacent to the shoulders I) of the tongues, said apertures being positioned at the respective sides of the tongues, as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

Another feature of the fastener is a prong or prongs E formed in one member by punching or cutting the same at e and bending the prongs so that they extend from the fastener in an opposite direction to the tongues B, C. These prongs are shown on the member having tongues, but obviously they may be driven easily into a box, shook or package.

When it is desired to use the fastener one end of the tie wire is secured in aperture of the bundle X, as shown in Fig. 3, the

prongs E being driven into the package so as to retain the fastener in a predetermined position. The tie wire is now passed around the bundle, and it is drawn taut around said bundle, its otherwise free end being wrapped or looped between the tongues B, C, and the body of the fastener, said looped portion of the tie wire extending over the apertures D. The tie wire havingbeen made fast to the device, the operator strikes the tongues B, C sharply with a suitable tool, the effect of which is to bend the tongues toward the fastener. This deflection of the tongues presses the looped part of the tie wire into the apertures D so as to securely attach the wire to the fastener and prevent the wire from pulling away from said fastener under the strain'or tension exerted on said tie wire by the material of the bundle. Ordinarily, the bending of the tongues into forcible contact with the looped part of the tie will tend to cut or break the tie, but by providing the apertures D in the fastener the looped part of said tie is pressed into said aperture when the tongues are bent or hammered down, thus effectually precluding any cutting of the tie by the gripping engagement of the tongues therewith.

It is evident that the tie wires and fasteners are adapted to be applied easily and quickly to the bundle, and that the fastener affords a secure means for quickly uniting the two end portions of the tie wire after the same shall have teen-adjusted in an op erative position upon the bundle. Of course, changes in the form and proportions of the parts will readily suggest themselves to a skilled. constructor, so that I do not intend to limit myself to the precise construction, of the device herein shown as an example of my invention. 7

Having thus fully described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

A fastener for the tie wire of a bundle comprising a metal plate bendable intermediate its ends for producing a plurality of members which are positioned at an angle to each other, one of said-members being provided with an aperture and with a groove, a plurality of bendable tongues extending upwardly from the other of said members, said tongues facing in opposite directions and said member being provided with notches positioned adjacent the union.

of the tongues with the member, and a plurality of prongs depending from the tongueformed member and positioned intermediate said tongues and the bend in the plate, whereby the fastener may be bent around the corner of a bundle and fastened thereto In testimony whereof I have signed my by the prongs preliminarily to the applicaname to this specification in the presence of 1; tion of the tie Wire the end portions of two subscribing Witnesses.

which are fastened to the apertured and 5 grooved member and to the oppositely :Eao- SPENCER GARY ing tongues in a manner to preclude sev- Witnesses: erance of said tie Wire by the metal com- H. I. BERNHARD, prising the plate. M. G. RODRIGUEZ.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner oi Patents,

Washington, D. (2.

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U.S. Classification24/28
Cooperative ClassificationB65D63/14