US 1424690 A
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P. R. SYERS.
LAUNDRY BAG HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. I3, 1921.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. I, i922.
Application filed December 13, 1921. Serial No. 522,067.
To all 'whom t may concern n Be it lrnown that I, PAUL R. Sirens, a citi- Zen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis, in the county of Marion and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Laundry-Bag Holders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates primarily to laundry bag holders, but it will be understood tha the device may be used for holding various kinds of. bags. The prime feature of the invention is the provision, in connection with stationary supports, of gravity operated supports for opening and maintaining the mouth of the bag in open position and at the same time supporting the bag so that articles may be readily placed therein.
r-i further feature of the invention is the provision of platform in connection with the gravity operated parts upon which the bag rests, said platform being so arranged that the added weight ofthe articles placed within the bag will increase the tension around the mouth of the bag and retain the same in open position.
A, further feature of the invention is the provision of means for reinforcing parts of the device.
A further feature of the invention is the provision of a base whichr is preferably mounted upon castors or rollers whereby the bag holder may be readily transported from place to place.
Other objects and advantages will be hereinafter more fully set forth and pointed out in the accompanying specification.
In the accompanying drawings,
Figure i is a perspective view of the bag holder in operative position showing a bag thereon in dotted lines,
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the bag holder showing in full lines the position of the parts hefore bag is attached thereto, and the position of the movable parts by dotted lines when said parts have swung to operative position,
Figure 8 is an edge elevation of the device,
Figure l is a top plan view thereof, and
Figure 5 is a side elevation of a modified form of structure.
Referring to the drawings, l indicates a base which is in the form of a frame, preferably rectangular in shape and mounted u'oon casters or rollers 2, so that the base may be readily transported from place to place. In order to suspend a. bag above the base and hold the mouth portion thereof open so that articles can be readily intro duced into the bag, a pair of standards 3 are secured in any suitable manner to the base l adjacent one end thereof, the lower ends of the standards preferably passing within the base and engaging the inner faces ofthe sides and one end bar of the base, so as to lend rigidity to the standards, and if desired the upper ends of said standards may be reinforced and secured together by means of a cross bar if. Pivoted to the standards 3 adjacent their lower ends by means of a pivot bolt 6, is one end of a platform 5, and to the opposite end of said platform are connected a pair of standards 7, the standards 7 being positioned some distance from the pivot point of the platform so that they will have gravity action and will normally tend to swing downwardly, the upper ends of the standards being preferably connected by a cross bar 8,7and if preferred, brace arms 9 may be extended from parts of the platform to the standards 7 for bracing the same. The platformo is of less length than thebase l, so that the end of the platform containing the standards 7 may readily swine* downwardly between the side members of the base.
In Figure 5 of the drawings, the standards lO connected with the platform, are passed exteriorly of the standards 3 and are connected with that end of the platform pivoted to the standards 3 and are extended at an angle so that the upper ends thereof will assume approximately the same position as the upper ends of the standards 7, the operation thereof being substantially identical. In this form of device, however, the cross bar at the upper ends of the standards 10 is dispensed with so that the bag may be readily moved loutwardly from between the standards l0.
This device is designed primarily for use in laundries, although it will he clearly understood that it may be used for holding various kinds of bags.
i In applying the device to use, the bag is placed on the platform and the standards 7 moved to the position shown by full lines in Figure 2. The mouth portion of the bag is then folded outwardly and downwardly to form a cuff or pocket for engagement with the ends of the standards 3 and 7, the bottom of the bag resting upon the platform 5. The standards 7 are then released, where upon they will swing outwardly andA down wardly by gravity and draw the mouth of the bag taut and hold the same open so that articles may be readily introduced into or removed from the bag. A s soon as the bag has been filled the folded portion thereof is released from the ends of the standards when vthe bag. and its contents may be readilyremoved from the platform.
This device may be very cheaply manufactured and at the same time rendered strong and durable, and by mounting the base portion on castors or rollers it may be moved from place to place, as occasion may require. It Awill likewise be seen that the bag may be easily and quickly attached to the holder or removed therefrom,4 and that the'mouth of the bag will be held in open position atall times as the weight of the articles placed within the bag will increase the pull of the standards 7 against the mouth of the bag, thereby increasing the tension of the bag at its open end as itis gradually filled. ,However, but a slight lifting action on the standards 7 is required to instantly lease the folded over portion of the bag from the standards.
Having thus fully described my said invention, what I claim as new and desire to securev by Letters Patent, is: f
l. In a bag holder, a pair of fixed standarde, a platform pivotally connected with said standards and adapted to swing downwardly by gravity, and standards connected ards carried by said platforml and adapted to swing by gravity for moving the upper ends thereof away from the upper ends of the fixed standards, said upper ends of saidy standards holding a bag in open and suspended position.
3. ln a bag holder, a base member, standards fixed to said base member, a platform pivoted to said standards, additional standards carried by the platform, the upper ends of which are adapted to swing towards or from the fixed standards when the platform is titled, and means for bracing said standards. i i v e. lnl a bag holder, fixed standards, a tilt- .ing platform associated therewith, and additional standards carried by and adapted to swing with said platform the upper ends of said swinging standards and the upper ends of said stationary standards being in spaced relation whereby when a bag is engaged therewith said pairsof standards will serve to support the bag and maintain the mouth thereof in open position.`
ln witness whereof, l have hereunto set my hand and seal at Indianapolis, Indiana, this 5th day of December A. D. nineteen hundred and twenty-one.
PAUL R. SYERS. [1.. s]
l/Vitnesses CAREY S. FRYE, M. L. SHULER.