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Publication numberUS1234318 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 24, 1917
Filing dateMar 16, 1915
Priority dateMar 16, 1915
Publication numberUS 1234318 A, US 1234318A, US-A-1234318, US1234318 A, US1234318A
InventorsAdolph E Erickson
Original AssigneeAdolph E Erickson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1234318 A
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Patented July 24, 1917.

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ADoLrH Enron Enron- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rockford, in. the county of Winnebago and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sacks, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to new and useful improvements in sacks or bags and more particularly to a bag or sack of this character adapted for holding potatoes, sugar, or various other similar articles.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character having suitable handholds whereby it may be more readily handled.

It is a well known fact that when sacks or bags are filled with various types of material that it is hard to secure a handhold thereon and some difficulty is experienced in raising them. It is to overcome these ob jections that my sack or bag is designed and I have provided such a sack or bag which is simple and inexpensive in con struction and which would add little if any expense to the bags or sacks as now commonly constructed.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel details of construction and arrangement of parts which will be more clearly understood from the following description and drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the manner in which the sack or bag may be grasped.

Fi g. 2 is a fragmental face view.

Fig. 3 is a vertical section on the line 3--3 of Fig. 2, looking in the direction of the arrow.

In the drawings, the numeral 1 indicates the body portion of the bag which is of usual construction and which when not filled will be open at the top and when filled may be closed in any suitable manner but preferably by tying in such a manner as to form ears or loops, as indicated at 2 in Fig. 1 of the drawings.

On the bottom of the bag, and formed in- Specification of Letters Patent.

' Patented July 2%, 1911?.

Application filed March 16, 1915. Serial No. 14,802.

tegral therewith, are extensions 3 which are adapted to be used for handholds in lifting the bags or sacks and are made to project from the bottom perpendicularly thereto, the outer edges of the extensions being in line with the side edges of the sack. As stated, these projections or handholds are made integral with the body portion of the bag and, as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings, are preferably open or in other words communicate with the body portion of the sack or bag. These projections or hand holds 3 have the inturned seams 4:, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. It will be understood that in constructing the bag all the seams are formed on the interior thereof thereby making the bag neat in appearance on the outside.

The sack or bag is preferably formed of a single piece of material which is folded so as to form a seam on one side thereof and at the bottom, the extensions or handholds being formed by folding the bottom, as indicated in the drawings.

laving fully described the detail construction of my device it is thought that the advantages will be readily understood. In lifting the bag it maybe grasped as indicated in Fig. 1 of the drawings, and the person lifting the same can secure a good hold thereon. As shown in the preferred form of the invention the material in the bag will also enter the extensions or handholds 3 thereby stiffening the same and forming a good secure grip.

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

1. A sack of textile material comprising a body having two projecting portions on the bottom thereof integral with the body and extending parallel to the major axis of the sack, said projecting portions forming handholds and communicating with the interior of the sack.

2. A sack of textile material comprising a body open at the top to the full dimension of the sack and a projecting portion extending from each bottom corner of the sack parallel to the major axis thereof and open- In testimony whereof I affix my signa- 1ng lnto the sack, sa1d pro ect10ns belng of ture 1n presence of two wltnesses.

cylindrical form and of a size to form handholds for gripping the bottom of the sack ADOLPH ERICKSON' to empty the contents thereof, the router pelVitnesses; ripheries of said projections being in line JOHNR. THRESHER, with the sides of the sack body. FRANK SOHAFER.

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

Washington, D. C.

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US5066143 *Oct 29, 1990Nov 19, 1991Stephen SandersLeaf bagging equipment
USRE34849 *Nov 15, 1993Feb 7, 1995Sanders; StephenLeaf bagging equipment
U.S. Classification383/7, 383/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65D88/1681