US 1290056 A
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F. S. BINTLIFF.
GAME CARRYING BAG.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 3. ma.
1,290,056. Pawnted Jan. 7,1919.
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FRED S. BINTLIFF, 0F MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
Application filed January 3, 1918.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, FRED S. BINTLIFF, a citizen of the United States, residing at Minneapolis, in the county of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game- Carrying Bags; and I do hereby declare the following to be afull, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it ap pertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to game-carrying bags or receptacles; and, to this end, it consists of the novel devices and combinations of de vices hereinafter described and defined in the claims.
As is well known, certain States have game laws limiting the amount of game a hunter can take, during a given period of time, and likewise the amount of game he can ship. Such laws usually require the game to be so shipped that it may be easily inspected and counted by the proper officer or ofiicers. To comply with such laws, hunters usually tie the game in a bunch or string and attach a shipping tag thereto, and, furthermore, game keeps better when open to the atmosphere. In shipping game, it necesarily has to pass through a good many hands and it is an easy matter for an unscrupulous person to remove a portion of the game from the bunch or string. This is usually done by cutting the head therefrom, thereby making it unnecessary to tamper with the tie cord or other fastening means. Furthermore, instances have been known, where unscrupulous persons, authorized to handle and ship game, have added to a shipment, in order to bring the same above the maximum allowed by law and then informing the person calling for the same that the law has been broken, and confiscating the entire shipment.
The primary object of my invention is to provide a game-carrying bag or receptacle that is transparent, thus making it possible for an officer to easily inspect and count the contents of a shipment, and at the same time, have the shipment reach its destination, without having a part thereof stolen or otherwise tampered with, and also have the game exposed to the atmosphere.
In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate the invention, like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. '7, 1919.
Serial No. 210,125.
Referring to the drawings,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the gamecarrying bag with the flaps thereof open; and
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same with a bunch of ducks diagrammatically illustrated therein by means of broken lines.
The numeral 3 indicates a receptacle in the form of a mesh bag, preferably of wire, but, in some instances, may be of cord. The mouth of this bag is closed by a pair of cooperating flaps a, preferably of the same material, and formed continuous therewith. Secured in the marginal edges of these flaps 4;, are stiff yoke-shaped reinforcing wires 5, the ends of which are hinged at 6 to hinge plates 7 secured in the upper corners of the bag 3. A pair of handles 8 is formed by bending the upper or transverse portions of the rims 5 outwardly at their intermediate portion.
Rigidly secured to each hinge plate 7, is a fork 9, which projects outwardly from the bag 3, between the flaps 4. These forks 9 are adapted to receive and hold the necks of ducks Z or other game with their bodies in the bag 3 and with their heads projecting outward therefrom between the ends of the flaps 4;. With the ducks thus held by the forks 9, the flaps 4: are closed and secured together by a padlock 10 or other locking means, thereby making it impossible to remove their necks from said forks. When the ducks are thus held, their bodies rest, one upon the other, in two piles, at the ends of the bag, with their tails turned inward and their heads held, one above the other, outward of the flaps 4. It will thus be seen that the contents of the bag may be easily inspected and the heads of the birds or other game handled and counted to ascertain the amount of the shipment. With the game locked in the carrying bag, a part thereof cannot be stolen, or otherwise tampered with, and, at the same time, the contents of the bag is open to the atmosphere.
In place of the forks 9, single tines may be used, and, in which case, the game-carrying bag would be well adapted for shipping fish, as the tines could be run through the gills thereof, thus securing the bodies of the fish in the bag with their heads projecting therefrom.
The above described invention, while extremely simple and of comparatively small cost to manufacture, is thought to be highly eflicient for the purpose had in View. In some instances, it might be desirable to make the bag from canvas or other fabric.
What I claim is 1. A transparent game-carrying bag havingtwo flaps with stiff rims for closing the bag, said flaps adapted to close on game to hold their bodies in the bag and their heads projecting therefrom.
2. A transparent game-carrying bag having two flaps with stifl rims for closing the bag, said flaps adapted to close on game to hold their bodies in the bag and their heads projecting therefrom, and a lock for the flaps.
3. A game-carrying bag having two flaps with stiff rims for closing the bag, and a fork extending between the flaps for holding game With their bodies in the bag and their heads projecting therefrom.
4. A transparent game-carrying bag having hinged thereto two flaps with stiff rims for closing the bag, a fork secured to the bag in the vicinity of each of the hinges for the flaps and projecting outward therebetween for holding game with their bodies in the bag and their heads projecting therefrom.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FRED S. BINTLI-F-F.
Witnesses CLARA DEMAnns'r, HARRY D. KILeoRn.
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