US 1422524 A
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R. W. AND W. V. BEAL.
APPLICATION FlLEl MAY 3, I922.
Patented July 11, 1922..
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Be it known that we, RALPH REAL and WARREN V. BEAL, both citizens of the United States, residing at Alliance, in the county of Box Butte and State-of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bag Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to devices for holding bags while they are being filled, and its object is to provide a device of this-kind embodying certain novel and improved details of construction and modes of operation to be hereinafter described in detail.
In order that the invention may be better understood, reference is had to the accompanying drawing, wherein- Figure 1 is an elevation of the holder; Figure 2 is an enlarged plan view thereof; Figure 3 is a vertical section on the line 3--3 of Figure 2; and Figure 4 is a detail view showing how a bag-supporting hook is swung to facilitate connection with the bag as well as release of the bag.
Referring specifically to the drawing, 5 denotes a pair of horizontally positioned and laterally spaced supporting bars which carry the bag-holding means. These bars are spaced a suitable distance from the floor, ground or other supporting surface according to the length of the bags to be filled. The invention has been designed more particularly for use in connection with a potato sorting apparatus, the bars 5 being carried by the discharge end of said apparatus. It will be understood, however, that the invention is not limited to any particular apparatus, and any suitable means for rigidly supporting the bars 5 may be provided.
On the under side of the supporting bars 5. are located two parallel and laterally spaced cross-bars 6 having one of their ends projecting from one of the supporting bars and formed here with handles 7 The crossbars 6 carry laterally extending hooks 8 on which the bag 9 is adapted to be hung as shown in Figures 1 and 3. Four bag-supporting hooks 8 are provided. they being so spaced that when the bag is hung thereon at its mouth,,the latter is properly distended to permit the potatoes or other articles to readily drop into the bag.
Each cross-bar 6 is held yieldingly suspended by means of a pair of coiled springs 10 seating in vertical apertures 11 in the supporting bars 5, and similar apertures 12 Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed May 3, 1922 Serial No. 558,104. f
in the cross-bar. The upper ends of the springs are anchored torods 13 mounted on top of thebars 5, andtheir lower ends are secured to the cross-bars 6 by suitable fasteners 14:. The springs 10 tend to normally hold up the bars 6 against the bottom of the bars 5.
Figure 3 shows the bag 9 hooked up ready for filling, its bottom resting on the floor, ground or other supporting surface. When the bag starts to fill, its sides bulge out as shown in dotted lines, which has the effect of reducing the length of the bag to such an extent that unless equalized in some manner its bottom rises from the floor. However, as the cross-bars 6 to which the bag is hooked are yieldably supported by means of the springs 10, the latter stretch whenever the bag bottom starts to rise from the floor, thus allowing the bag to automatically lower to maintain the contact of its bottom with the floor. This action also agitates the bag so that its contents are shaken up and made to occupy every available space, and more articles such as potatoes can be packed in the bag than ordinarily.
The bag can be readily attached to and released from the hooks 8 by merely giving the cross-bars 6 a sidewise and downward tilting or turning movement as shown in Figure 4c, in a direction to withdraw the hooks from the bag' This operation is made possible as the cross-bars 6 are not rigidly connected to the supporting bars 5. When tilting each cross-bar 6 as described, for attachment of an empty bag, one of the top longitudinal edges of the crossbar remains in contact with the bottom of the bars 5, and forms the pivot about which the cross-bar swings.
The potatoes are guided to the bag 9 by the bars 5, and to prevent them from going beyond the bag, the forward ends of the bars are connected by transverse guard plate 15.
We claim- 1. A bag-holder comprising a pair of laterally spaced supporting-bars having vertical apertures, springs seating in said apertures and anchored at their upper ends to the bars, cross-bars positioned beneath the supporting "bars, to which cross-bars the springs are anchored at their lower ends, and bag-supporting means on the cross-bars.
2. A bag-holder comprising a pair of laterally spaced supporting-bars, resilient suspension means carried by said bars, crosserally spaced supporting-bars, resilient suspension means carried by, said bars, crossbars carried by said suspension means and a normally held thereby in contact with the bottoms of the supporting-bars and bagholding hooks carried by and extending laterally from the cross-bars, said cross-bars being tiltable sidewise and downwardly.
In testimony whereof we afiix our signatures.
RALPH l/V. BEAL. WARREN V. BEAL.