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` H. J. LEBHERZ y BAG SUPPORT Filed Feb. '7; 1923 Patented May l5, 1923.
AUnirse ljsiizirlrs HARRY J'. LEBHERZ, OF FREDERICK, MARYLAND.`;
Application led February 7, 19,23. Serial No. 617,526.
To (1U/whom t may concern.'
Beit known that I, HARRY J. LEBHERZ, a citizen of the United States', and resident of Frederick, in the county of Frederick and State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bag Supports, of which the following is a speci- ,ficationV f rilhis kinvention relates to bagdsupports, having reference more especiallyto means for suspending filter or strainer bags ,in operative relation to the mouths of crooks, milk cans, and similar vessels.
My inventionhas for its objectgto p rovide a bag support of simpleinexpens1ve and durable construction that can be readily adjusted to and firmly mounted on vessels of different sizes; and also to provide such a device that can be readily collapsed and securely held in small compass for convenience of packing and transportation.
Accordingly my invention comprises a bag support embodying novel features of construction and combinations of parts that will be hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawingsj Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved bag support as in actual use.
Fig. 2 is a detail, enlarged, of the adjacent ends of two hoop segments and their associated supporting leg and bag engaging finger.
Fig. 3 is a similar view of the segments, leg and finger, together with the rivet, as separated.
The bag support herein illustrated comprises a hoop 4 having thereon, in spaced relation to each other, 11p-standing members 5 designed to engage and suspend a lter bag 6 or the like, said hoop having pivoted thereto supporting legs 7 that are provided at their lbasal ends with clamp hooks 8 adapted to be detachably applied to the rim of a crock or other "vessel, as 9, in order to sustain the hoop in elevated position with the bag depending centrally of the vessel.
In pursuance of my invention the hoop is composed of a series of assembled segments of flat strip metal, each segment being provided at its respective ends with outwardly projecting transversely perforated lugs 10. The adjacent lugs of each pair of adjoining segments snugly embracethe per- -forated upper end of a leg 7 also prefer- -ably of flat istrip4 metal, and such end is pivotally supported between the lugs by ,means of a rivet 11 extending through the perforations of the associated parts.` .This
rivet, beingk flattened or spread atfits free end, binds the lugs frictionally againstthe interposed leg in such ainannerlvthat the legis firmly held in `any fpositi'on to which itmay be swung on its pivot., eithertoward o-r from the vertical aXisof the hoop. The
leg ,is twisted slightly below the flugs, asl
angles to the radial plane of thelugs, and the basal end offsuch leg is benty into hookform' to provide a clamp that-can ybe readily kat .12, to position its flat surface" at 'right 'i applied to the rim ofthe vessel. lnthe present instance the hoop comprises four segments, a corresponding number of supporting legs therefor being provided, but,
of course, the numberv of segments and' legs may be varied without departure from my invention.
The bag engaging members 5 preferably correspond in number with the segments, each of said members comprising an upstanding finger piece of flat' metal shaped to enter a grommet 13 in the bag and having a perforated basal portion 14 that is placed flatwise against the outer side of one of thev lugs 10 and with its inner vertical edge against the opposing face of the adjacent segment in such position that the perforation of the basal portion 14 receives the rivet 11 passing through the perforations j ly and readily constructed and assembled from Hat strip metal; that the legs ofthe device by virture of the special pivotal mounting described can be readily swung on their pivots to accommodate crooks or vessels of different diameters within limits,
and yet are firmly held by friction in adjusted positions; and that irrespective of the various adjustments of the legsy the relative positions of the rigid bag-engaging members on the hoop remain unchanged.
It will also be seen that when the device is collapsed by swinging the legs inwardlyv beneath the loop, fory convenience of packends frictionally embraced by and pivoted to the paired lugs of adjacent segments, each of said legs being twisted belou7 the lugs to position its flat surface at right angles tothe" plane lof the lugs.
2. In a bag support, a series of segments lassembled in hoop form, each segment having laterally-projecting end lugs, aplurality of .le-gs having'their .upper ends fric- Vtionally embraced vby and pivoted tothe paired lugs vof adjacent segments, and up- Vstanding bag-engaging L'members secured to said segments.v j l Y 3. In a bag support, a series of segments assembled in hoop form,' each' segment having laterally-projecting end lugs, a pluralvity of legs having their upper endsifrictionally embraced by thelpaired lugs` of adjacent segments, rip-standing bag-engaging fingers laterally of the lugs, and pivot means connecting and clamping together the associated lugs, leg and bag-engaging linger. f
4. In a bag support, a series odi' segments of lia-t strip lmetal assembled in hoop-form, each segment having perforated laterallyprojecting end lugs, a plurality of legs of flat strip metal havingtheir upper ends perforated and frictionally embraced'by the paired legs of adjacent segments,"up-stand ing bag-engaging lingers each having a flat perforated basal portion applied to the outer side of one of said lugs and with its .inner vertical edge bearingagainst the opposing face of the adjacent segment, and a.'Y rivet passing through the perforations of. the
finger, its associated basal Vportion of each lugs and leg.
Signed at Frederick, in the county of 'Frederick and State of Maryland, this 3rd day of'February., A. D. 1928.y
HAREN? J. LEBHERZ.