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BAG AND TWINE HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 20,1917- 1,350,874. Patented Aug. 24, 1920.
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BAG AND TWINE HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 20.1917.
1 3 50, 874. Patented Aug. 24, 1920.
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EINAR ,LORANGE, OIEv LUVERNE, MINNESOTA.
BAG AND TWINE HOLDER.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 2-1, 1920.
ApplicationfiledJuly fZO; 1917. Serial No. 181,805.
To (4Z1 whom it mag concern.-
lie it known that 1, Emma LORANGE, a citizen of ti United States, residing at Luverne, in the county otllock and State or Iilinncsota, have invented. certain new and usetul Improvements in Bag and Twine Holders, otwl ich thet'ollowing is. a specification.
lily invention relates to an improvement.
in bag ant. twine holders, and appertains more particularly to a means for yieldingly holding paper bags.
An object of my invention is to provide a device wherein the bags may be held and manually removed, and which is capable of being held in any convenient location, and in which the bag is removed by grasping the folded bottom.
A further object is to provide a bag-holder from which the bags may be removed one at a time.
A still further object is to provide an article of manuia-qture in which the smallest number of elements are used, and one which is a apable or being produced at a low cost.
in the accompanying drawings Figure l is a perspective view or frame and plurality of bag-holders suspended therefrom Fig. 2 is a side elevation of one of the holders, showi g the bags in position, a partially detached bag being disclosed in dotted lines;
Fig. 3- is a perspective view of a, modified form and Fig. t is a perspective view of my improved twine-holder.
In the preferred embodiment of my invention, I provide a supporting plate or rack 1, to which are pivotally afiixed brackets 2, 2, whereby the frame may be suspended in any convenient place. Pivoted to the under side of the plate 1, as at 3, 3, are a plurality of bag-holders, which comprise a back 4, preferably stamped from a sheet of metal, and provided with the laterallyeXtending side-plates 5, 5, which act as guides, and at the bottom with the bottomrests 6, which are in the form of righ angle extensions, and are provided with uptilted ends 7, and which are provided with spaces 8, 8, between the outermost ends. It is upon these rests that the bags are supported when the holder is in a vertical position.
The backs 41 are provided at their upper ends with. bent-up. portions, which arein the form OfCOllVOlHlllOllSQ having orifices 10,
which receive the ends 11, 11, of the resilient retaining members 12. These retaining members 12 are preferably formed from a single piece of wirebent into the-shape disclosedv in the drawings, although it isobvious thatit might assume-any one of a variety of forms.
For the purpose of forming a tension means,- and also otacting as guides in connection with :the late 'al extensions ends 11, 11, are preferably formed in spirally-wound coils 13, 13, which are far enough apart at their upper ends to permit of the passage of the bags into position on the bottom rests 6, 6, with a vertical sliding motion from the top down. The resilient retaining member further ronsists of a longitudinal extension 13 -43, which extends preferably into the spaces 8, 8, between the members 6, (3, whereby the bags are held against the back 1 by the retaining means.
I preferably have the resilient retaining means provided with longitudinal openings 14, through which the operator may seize the bottom fold of the bag 16. In the modified form, it will be seen that the back el andretaining member 12 are comprised of a single piece of wire bent into the required shape, and is much cheaper of construction than where it is necessary to use difierent elements. The modified form is substantially the same as my preferred form except that it is made of one continuous piece of wire.
In the operation of my invention, the operator reaches through an opening 14 in one of the resilient retaining means 12, according to the size of the bag which he wishes to use, and seizing the told 15 of the bag 16, it is pulled downwardly and outwardly, the effect of which is to force the resilient retaining means 12 out of its normal position, and so far as to leave a space between the retaining means and the ends of the bottom rests 6, through whichthe bag may slide. Once it has been entirely removed, the retaining means snaps back into its normal position, and prevents the bags from falling out.
The twine-holder which I prefer to use in connection with my invention is disclosed in Fig. 1, and comprises a single strand of Wire having a vertical shank 18 adapted to be received in any sort of socket in the sup- 5, 5, the
porting plate or rack 1. The wire is bent into a coneshaped figure 19, upon which the cone of cord is adapted to rest. Then the wire forms a succession of loops 21 upon a vertical strand 20. The operation of this portion of my invention is believed to be obvious, so that it will not be necessary to describe its function further. 7
It is obvious that many slight changes in construction might be made without departing from the spirit of my invention; hence I do not wish to be limited to the precise construction herein described, but 1- I claim: A bag and twine-holder comprising a plate or rack adapted to be suspendedin position, a plurality of holders pivotally attached to the supporting plate or rack transversely thereof and in longitudinal alinement, each of which comprises a back provided with guides consisting of forwardlyextending side plates bent inwardly at their outer ends, and a forwardly-extending bottom rest bent upwardly at its outer ends, between which side plates and rest the bags to be held are supported, the inwardlyprojecting ends of the side members and the upwardly-projecting ends of the bottom members adapted to confine the bags within the guides when one is being removed therefrom, and retaining members for holding the bags in place comprising a single piece of wire bent into shape, the upper ends of these retaining members in the form of convolutions secured to the back, and resilient retaining means provided with longitudinal openings through which the operator may seize the bottom fold of the bag for removing the latter. 7
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
I EINAR LORANGE.