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Publication numberUS1479431 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1924
Filing dateJun 14, 1922
Priority dateJun 14, 1922
Publication numberUS 1479431 A, US 1479431A, US-A-1479431, US1479431 A, US1479431A
InventorsGerrard Alec J, Parvin Wright
Original AssigneeGerrard Alec J, Parvin Wright
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coiled tie wire
US 1479431 A
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COILED TIE WIRE Filed June 14. 1922 J. GERRARD E AL v 3144242114 on Patented Jan. 1, 1924.

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o'oirrin TIE WIRE.

Application filed June 14, 1922. Serial No. 568,304.

To all chum it may concern:

Be 1t known that 'we, ALEC, J. GERRARD and PARVIN \VRIoi-rr, respectively a subject of the King of Great Britain and a citizen of the United States, each residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, haveinventedcertain new and useful Improvements in Coiled Tie Wires; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description ofthe invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to bale ties or tie wires provided with deformed ends, and has for'its object to provide such wires in the forms of coils, to the end that the user may cut ofl convenient lengths at will.-

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel details .of

construction and combinations of parts more fully hereinafter disclosed and pointed out in the claims.

Referring to the accompanying drawings particularly posts l'whereupon their bights are passed around the package,-two parallel bigh-ts are placed under tension by the machine, are twistedltogether, and the wire is severed, whereupon the package is firmly bound.

These wires are ordinarily cut off into fixed lengths and sold to the-users of the machine. On the other hand, it often happens that the particular length of wire selected is too short forming a part of this specification, in which like numerals designate like parts in all the Figure 4 is an end elevational view of the.

parts shown in Figure 3; I

Figure 5 isa view similar to.F igure.1, bu showing a still further modified form of wire making up the coil;

Figure 6 is a side elevational view of a modified form of wire holding post adapted to receive the wire shown in Figure and Figure 7, is an end elevational view of the post shown in Figure 6. I v

In order that this invention may be the more clearly understood it is said; In our copending application Sr. No. 541777, filed March 7, 1922, and entitled Tensioning and twisting machines, there'is described a type of machine for using wires of the character made the subject of this application, and which machines are provided with posts such as those illustrated in Figures 3, 4,6 and 7, to hold the wires.

The endsof the wires are held in said the wire will occur.

orLtoo long for thepackage, and therefore, it is desirable to have these wires in coils so that the user may select a length of wire which is suitable for the particular box or package he is to band. On the other hand, as will be clear from Figures 3 and 1, the holdingposts 1 of the above mentioned machines are provided with slots 2 to receive I the flattened portions 3 of the wires 4, and it is very desirable that these flattened por tions should occurat convenient distances apart so that when a given length of wire is drawn from the coil nosubstantial waste of Therefore, according to this invention, we provide a coil of wire 5 made up of a continuous strand of wire 6, having say every ;five or six inches of its length or at some other convenient distance, the flattened or deformed portions 7. It thus-results that the user of these coils of bale ties may draw out the wire 6 for a length which will encircle the package to'be wired, and to then stop the length drawn out at the convenient notch 7 which will make his wire slightly" longer than the girthof the box. He then .severs the wire and uses it in the machinein the ordinary'manner.

' It should be stated that when this length of wire is thus-cut'from the coil 5, and its deformed end 8, (see Fig. 1) is placed in the post 1, and tension brought thereon, its

end is turned down, as illustrated, which in the finished knot prevents said end 8 from sticking up: and tearing the hands of the operator or tearing" moved over the knot.

In the somewhat'modified form of the invention illustrated in Figure 2, the coil 9 packages that may be be banded. That is, the distance between v the notches 7, in Figure 2, is the same as the length of the tie wires now' commonly sold on the market'for thesemachines, which insmall grocery stores and in other places where there will be a variation in the size of the package to be wired, because, an exeessive waste would be encountered. I

In the coils and 9 the cross section of the wire is changed by the notches 7.

form of coil illustrated in Figure 5, the cross section of the wire is not changed. The deformed portions 10 are made by merely corrugating the wire 6 at predetermined intervals. This particular form of deformation is especially adapted for the form of wire holding post 11 which is provided with a corrugated slot 12, as illustrated, and which slot' is 'of the proper size and shape to fit the corrugated portions 10 of the wire 6. The'wire 6 having been thus corrugated, it is wound up into a coil 15 from which the wire is drawn in suitable lengths for use the'inachine, in the manner above disclosed.

the other hand, in the still further modified.

Vhat we claim is 1. The herein described new article of manufacture consisting'of a COll of wire I adapted for use in wire tying machinesand manufactureconsisting of a coil of wire adapted for use n wire tying machines and provided at predetermined intervals with deformed integralportions of. a less cross section than the main body portion of the wire, substantially as described."

' 7 3. The herein described new article of ALEC J. GERRARD. PABVIN WRIGHT.

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US4070733 *Jul 26, 1976Jan 31, 1978A. J. Gerrard & CompanyPre-notched tieing wires
US4342138 *Aug 31, 1979Aug 3, 1982A. J. Gerrard & CompanyOval bale-tie wire and process of making thereof
US5284247 *May 29, 1992Feb 8, 1994Saf-T CorporationStructural utility strap carton and dispenser
US5452523 *Mar 11, 1994Sep 26, 1995Band-It-Idex, Inc.Measuring material lengths
US8109124Dec 31, 2008Feb 7, 2012Simpson Strong-Tie CompanySplit strap
US9216848 *Dec 17, 2010Dec 22, 2015The Trinko Group, LLCTwist tie and method of dispensing same
US20100162783 *Dec 31, 2008Jul 1, 2010Jin-Jie LinSplit strap
DE1141939B *Aug 22, 1956Dec 27, 1962Hugo TimmerbeilBandfoermige Umreifung fuer Packstuecke, insbesondere fuer Pressballen
U.S. Classification24/27, 24/23.00R
International ClassificationB65D63/10
Cooperative ClassificationB65D63/10
European ClassificationB65D63/10