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ct. 16, 1928. I A` 1,687,854
' B. ANDERSON BALE TIE Filed Feb. 18, 1928 Patented 0st. 16, 1928.
1,687,854 PATENT- OFFICE.vv
VBERT ANDERSON, OF `HOUSTON, TEXAS, kASSIGrNOR TO ANDERSON, CLAYTON l@c COMPANY, OF`HOUSTON, TEXAS. l'
Application filed February 18, 1928. SerialNo. 255,417. l
This invention relates to improvements in bale ties and more particularly to an improvement on the bale tie disclosed in my Patent 1,606,331 issued November 9, 1926.
The bale tie of my priorpatent has its over` lapping and underlapping ends s truclrupto provide a slot and spanning loop at the overlapping end of the tie, and ay corresponding slot and a locking button corresponding to the loop, at the underlapping end of the tie, the said loop and button, in each instance, being provided with a substantiallycircular enlargement or head, and the button upon the underlapping end of the tiebeing inserted through the slot in the overlapping end and beneath the loop which spans said slot, at the time the tie is applied about the bale and while the bale is under pressure. In actual use I have found that while this construction presents a secure locking means for the ends of the tie, the curvilinear edges ofthe enlargement or head of the button upon the underlapping'end of the tie have a tendency to vcut through the endof the loop ofthe overlapping end of the tie, upon expansion of the bale and during handling thereof, after the delivery of the bale from the press;V Therefore the present invention has as its primary object to provide a bale tie similar to the patented tie but so constructed that, insteadof a tendency to cut through the end ofthe loop of the overlapping end, the button ofthe under-r lapping end will present squared .edges or shoulders andthus insure against tearing or ripping of the end of the loop of the overlapping end and thus overcome the disadvantage noted above. l
'While the accompanying drawings and the description which is to follow constitute a disclosure of the preferred embodiment'of the invention, itwill be understood that various vchanges may be made within the scope of what is claimed.
ln the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a plan *viewV of the end of a bale the bale and when not subjected to an expanding stress such as that to which it is subjected when the` bale is delivered from vthe press;
Figure 2 a view similar to Figure 1 look end 1 of the tie,'each of the buttons l "t tbe outer side of the connes-ted ends' of Y A its ends with lateralj Figure 3 is a view partly in sideelevation l and partly in longitudinal se'ctionillustrating'the connected ends of the tie in the condition above described in connection with Figure 1; y
Figure 4 is a fragmentary A perspective view ofthe overlapping end of the tie;
Figure .5 is Va similar view of the underlapping end of the tie; y f i v f Figure 6 is a detail vertical longitudinalv sectional viewtlirough portions ofthe over`A lapping ends of the tie and illustrating-the vpositions assumed by these ends and the locking elements constituting a part thereof, when the tie issubjected-to expansive strain upon removal of the bale from thevpress. y
In `the drawings the overlappingl and underlapping ends of the bale tie are indicated respectively by the numerals land 2 and, as illustrated, the overlapping end 1 is formed with a longitudinal series of loop members 3 which are struck up from the said end of the tie or otherwise formed, and each loop member is of uniform width throughout its length except at its intermediate portion where it is formed with ahead 4 defined by lateral extensions of the opposite edges ofthe loop, the head being preferably loc-ated 'nearer that end of the loop which is the more 3` t and 6 of the drawings that the ends of the loop 3 areiinclined'downwardly in oppof site directions at their juncture with the body ofthe tie, so that each loop has end portions indicated by the numeral 7 uniting the endsto the body of the tie. V*The underlapping end Y 2 of the tie is' stamped or otherwise formedv to provideV a plurality of locking buttons indicated bythe numeral 8 and each having substantially the same form as theloops 3 of the overla ping Ileine of a length somewhat less than the length of the loops Sand beino provided intermediate enlargements 9 which are of a rectangular form and which provide a head having straight shoulders l0 at one end extending at right angles to the respective side edges of the button, the ends of the button being integrally connected with the said underlapping end 2, from which they are formed, by connecting portions ll which are inclined substantially at the same angle as are the connecting portions of the loops 3.
The tie is of course made of strap metal, and in the use of the tie it is arranged about the bale while the bale is under compression and the overlapping and underlapping ends of the tie are brought together in overlapped relation and one or more of the buttons 8 of Vthe underlapping end of the tie is engaged in one or several of the slots 5 in the overlapping end l ofthe tie, as the case may be, the heads formed by the lateral projections 9 upon the buttons 8, being engaged upwardly throughthe widened portions t3 of the respective slots 5 in the said overlapping end l of the tie, and the overlapped ends of the tie being then permitted. to slip longitudinally past each other, at the time the tie and bale are relieved of pressure. This relative slippage of the overlapped ends of the tie Tvill of course result in the head of the button or buttons, which are in engagement with the slotsand loops of the overlapped end of the tie, sliding out of registration with the Widened or enlarged portions 6 of the slots 5 and into engagement at their projecting portions 9, over the edges of the overlapping end of the tie at opposite sides of the slot 5 and between the widened portion G of the slot and that one of the connecting portions 7 of the respective loop or loops which is located nearer the extremity of this portion of the tie. At this time the buttons and loops Awhich are interlocked vvill assume approximately the relative positions shown in` Figures l, 2
and 3 of the drawings, but inasmuch as the bale, about which the tie has been arranged, will continue to expand after 1t has been delivered from the press, the ties which are disposed about the bale Will of course be subjected to a considerable degreeof expanding strain with the result that the overlapped ends of eac-h tie Will tend to further move toward a position of separation and, as a result, the shoulders l0 of the head of the engaged button or buttons of the underlapping end of the tie Will be caused to eventually assume substantially the position shown in Figure 6, in which position these shoulders will substantially engage against the connecting portion 7 of the respective loop with which the button is interloeked,it being understood of course that the loops are of slightly greater Width than'the buttons, and this engagementv of the parts serves of course` to prevent any further relative displacement of the overlapped ends of the tie. It Will be evident at this point that by providinga head 9 upon each of the buttons 8, of the contour illustrated in the drawings, a decided advantage is gained over the construction illustrated in my prior'patent inasmuch as, in the prior patent, the head of each button is of circular marginal form and there is an absence of the wellv defined shoulders l() of the present invention and aconsequent tendency for the rounded edges of the heads of the buttons of the patented structure to tearthrough the 'connectingrportion of the respective loop, and which portion corre-v sponds to the portion 7 of the loop of the present invention, Whereas, in the present invention, the square shoulders 10 ofthe head 9 of the button do not in any Way tend to cut through this connecting portion.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
l. A bale tie including' overlapping and underlapping ends, the overlapping end having a struck out loopextending longitudinally` thereof and providing a longitudinal slot, the saidrloop and slot having lateral extensions, the underlapping end of the tie having aA struck out button provided With an intermediate rectangular head Yproviding abrupt shoulders atopposite sides ofthe but-v ton, the said button being engaged through 'the slot in the overlapping end ofthe tie with the shoulders thereof presented in proximity to one end of the loop.
2. A bale tie including overlapping and iniderlapping ends, the overlapping end having a struck out loop extending longitudinally thereof and providing a longitudinal slot, thesaid loop andslot having lateral extensions intermediate theirends and the loop being'conneeted with the said end of the tie by inclined terminal connecting portions, the underlapping end of the tie having a struck out button provided With lateral extensions defining a rectangular head having abrupt shoulders at opposite sides of the button, the
said button being engaged through the slot in the overlapping end oftheV tie Withthe shoulders thereof presented in proximity to one of the connecting end portions of the loop. i
In testimonywhereof I aliix my signature.