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Publication numberUS1249585 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 11, 1917
Filing dateSep 15, 1916
Priority dateSep 15, 1916
Publication numberUS 1249585 A, US 1249585A, US-A-1249585, US1249585 A, US1249585A
InventorsMaynard E Zepp
Original AssigneeMaynard E Zepp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Package-tying device.
US 1249585 A
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PACKAGE-TYING DEVICE.

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Application led September 15, 1916. Serial No. 120,384.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that MAYNARD EfZErr, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, has invented certain new and useful lmprovements in Package-Tying Devices, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to package tying devices, and consists in the combinations and arrangements of elements hereinafter described, and particularly set forth in the accompanying claims. V

The invention has for its primary purpose to provide a tying device, wherein the package may be tied in a secure manner and so held until released by the hand, and in` which the tying operation may be done in a quick and easily performed operation.

The invention has for its further purpose to provide a device of this character that may be continuously used to the end of avoiding the present Wasteful use of tying with cord or rope where the same is cut to open the package and thereafter discarded.

A further purpose is to produce a tying device that will serve for tying a bundle in one or more directions with the tie for each direction complete or independent in itself, z'. e., no tie about the package in one direction depends upon any other tie as an anchor 0r fastening part.

Another purpose of the invention is to produce a package tying device that is of simple and inexpensive constructionto the end that the same may be purchased and used in large quantities, where much tying is done, e. g., in publishing houses and for shipping purposes generally.

The invention is shown by way of illustration in the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Figure l is a perspective view of the same,

Fig. 2 shows one manner of its application,

Fig. 3 illustrates the further use of the same, and,

Fig. 4 is an elevational view thereof.

Referring to the construction in further detail, and wherein like reference characters indicate corresponding parts in the different views shown, l represents a base member or plate that is constructed Preferably of metal and of suflicient thickness to withstand rough usage; and the four corners of said plate are cut away as at 2 to provide a form suitable to have wrapped thereon the cord or rope 3, that is attached at one end to the stud 4, secured to said plate. i

A pair of cleat-members 5 and 6 is secured to the plate on the side opposite the stud `4, and said members are disposed in off setting relation and have respectively opposed cut-away portions or recesses 7 to receive the cord or rope 3 after the manner illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3.

A fh ook member 8 is secured to the` plate adjacent the cleat members 5 and 6, and forms with the face of the plate a wedge or cleat to securely hold the cord that `is passed thereunder with a partial turn as shown.

The hook `8 together with the under cut portions 7 of the cleat members 5 and 6 hold the cord securely tied `and form guards that prevent accidental displacement of the cord under all handling of the package to which the same would be normally subjected.

A second pair of cleat members, 9 and 10, similar to the rst pair, is secured to the plate in o-setting relation, and disposed at right angles to the first named pair, to the end that the tying cord may be readily attached and secured for tying the package in a direction at right angles to that shown in Fig. 2 (see Fig. The cleat members 9 and 10 are cut away on the under side to receive the cord or rope, and a hook member 11 is located adjacent thereto for securing the end of the cord with a wedging action, as withthe hook 8.

The pairs of cleats (5, 6 and 9, 10) are disposed to bite the tying cord at adjacent and off-setting points and are located in such relation that the cord may be placed thereon by an easy and natural movement of L the hand.

Each tie about the bundle is complete or independent in itself and therefore does not depend on any other tie, z'. c., the first tying from the stud 4 to the cleats (5 and 6) is made fast or secured by the hook 9; and the second tie from the hook 8, which serves as an anchor, is secured or made fast by the cleats 9, 10 and the hook 11. The breaking or displacement of either one of these ties would therefore not interfere with the other.

The article as herein disclosed is intended primarily for use in tying bundles or newspapers in large or small bulk, though it must be understood that the article may be used with equal facility in tying packagesor bundles generally.

It is obvious that Vthosey skilled in the art may vary the details of construction and arrangement of 'parts withoutdeparting from the spirit of my invention, and therefore I do not wish to be limited to such features eX- cept as may be required by the claims.

Having thusV described my invention, what I claim as new andgdesire to protect by United States Letters Patent, is:

1. .A package tying device comprising a base member, a flexible member attached to said base member, a pair of olf-setting and oppositely disposed cleat members adapted for taking two closely adjacent and opposed Vbites in the flexible member, and a hook'member providing a Wedge disposed adjacent and atright `angles to said cleats and adapted to secure said flexible member for tying a packagein one direction, sub- VStantially as set forth.

2. A package tying device comprising a base member, a flexible member attached to said base member, apair of off-setting and Sapies ofthis patent may be obtained for oppositely disposed cleat members adapted for taking two closely adjacent and opposed bites in the flexible member, a hook member providing a wedge disposed adjacent and at right angles to said cleats and adapted to secure said flexible member for tying a package in one direction; a second pair of ofi'- setting and oppositely disposed cleat members adapted for taking two closely adjacent and opposed bites in the 'iexible member, and a hook member providing a wedge disposed adjacent and at right angles to said second lpair of cleats and adapted to secure said ieXible member for tying the package in a direction at right angles to the first named direction, substantially as set forth.

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

MAY'NARD E. ZEPP. Witnesses L. T. MCBATH, R. E. JONES.

tivev cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/18
Cooperative ClassificationB65D63/14