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H. C.-HAMILTON PAPER BAG uoLIDE'n Feb. 10. 1925. 1,525,445
Filed NOV. 25, 1921 Patented 10, 1925.
. ET SATES HENRY C. HAMILTON, 0F ELMIRA, NEW YORK.
Application filed November 25, 1921. Serial No. 517,538.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY (J. HAMumoN, citizen of the United States, residing at Elmira, in the county of Ghemung and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Paper-Bag Holders, of which the followin is aspecification.
This invention has reference to a paper bag holder from which the bags can be quickly and conveniently detached as desired.
An object of the invention is to provide a bag holder in which the bags are supported on flexible brackets or leaves arranged to relatively overlap for holding the bags in position, the said leaves tapering respectively to accommodate bags of various sizes.
A further object of the invention is to provide a bag holder that is simple in construction, strong and durable and which it is believed may be manufactured at a reasonably low cost.
Various other objects and advantages )f the invention will become apparent during the continuance of the following description.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a side view of the bag holder.
Figure 2 is a front view thereof, and,
Figure 3 is a cross section of the holder as taken on line 33 of Figure 2.
In the drawing, 10 designates the stand or body portion of the holder which may be made of sheet steel or iron of any suitable length desired. It is formed in the shape of a channel bar as shown in cross section in Figure 3, the front and side walls tapering gradually as the top of the stand is approached. The stand is thus provided with a supporting base 11 of appreciable area upon which the stand may set solidly and firmly.
Fastened to the front face of the stand, one above the other, are a number of guide holding biackets or leaves 12. Each leaf is formed from a sheet 13 having its upper end riveted or fastened as at 14c to the stand 10. At lower end of the sheet is provided a bracket cast from a single rod of wire bent to provide spaced parallel loops 15 and 16, the forward ends of which are bent upwardly at a slant to form lips 17. These loops project horizontally from the lower edge of the sheet and are held firmly in place by means of vertical extensions 18 about which guide portions19 of the sheet are securely crimped. Extensions 18 serve as stifieners for the lower part of sheet 13 and hence it will be seen that the upper part of the sheet is flexible while the lower part is comparatively rigid. Moreover, the leaves are arranged to overhang one another as shown in Figure 1 so that bags carried by one sheet are held in place by the overhanging end of the higher lea-f. The leaves are also consecutively tapered and graduated in length to accommodate bags of various sizes, the topmost leaves being normally thrust in against the stand by a spring 20, as shown. The space between the loop bars 15 and 16 of every leaf permits the bags to be easily detached from the stand as required and as each supply of bags on each holder diminishes, the spring clip tends to force the leaves inwardly against one another so that the bags will be held compressed but loose enough to permit their ready withdrawal from the holder.
This bag holder may be used as a stand on a counter, shelf or other appropriate support or it may be hung from a suitable point of vantage on the wall where convenient access may be had to the bags.
From the foregoing it is believed that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily understood and therefore further detailed description is deemed unnecessary.
l/Vhat is claimed is A bag holder comprising an upright standard formed of a sheet metal having its side edges bent rearwardly to afford sustaining flanges gradually increasing in width toward the lower end of the standard, a plurality of flexible metal plates of relatively short length arranged upon the front face of the standard and having their upper edges rigidly secured thereto, the secured edges of the said plates being spaced one above the other to dispose the body portions of said plates in overlapping stepped formation, each of said plates being provided at its lower end with sleeves formed by rolling the edges of the plate, and a bag support for each plate consisting of a single length of wire having its ends secured in said sleeves and its intermediate portion formed to provide a shelf projecting outwardly of the plate.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
HENRY O. HAMILTON.