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Oct. 30, 1928.
R. H. MAL-ONE COTTON PICKING SACK Filed Feb. 24, 1927 n. l/.fmlone Patented Oct. 30, 1928.
UNITED `STATES ROBERT H. MALONE, F EATON, TENNESSEE.
I COTTON-PICK'ING SACK.
Application leg February 24, 1927. Serial No. 170,587.
This invention relates to sacks and particularly to thc sacks used by cotton pickers, these sacks being usually quite long, heavy, and having straps whereby they may be supported upon the shoulders of a cotton picker and usually dragging on the ground behind him.
It is essential to sacks of` this character that the sack shall be strongly made so that it may resist the strains to which it is subjected, that the cotton may be readily moved downward toward the free end of the sack and that the sack shall be so closed at its free end that while it will retain the cotton therein, yet it may be readily opened to permit the discharge of Cotton therefrom.
The general object ofthe present invention is to provide a sack of this character which secures these desirable features.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein Figure 1 is a front elevation of a cotton picking sack constructed in accordance with my invention, the sack being lifted to a vertical position;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary detailed View looking toward the inner face of the sackand showing the manner in which the shoulder straps are engaged therewith;
Fig. 3 is a detailed perspectiveview of the lower portion of the sack in opened position, the view being partly broken away.
Referring to these drawings it will be seen that the sack is relatively long as is usual with sacks of this character, so that it may be supported by straps upon the shoulders and drag on the ground. The sack is preferably made of canvas, duck, or like material which will resist the wear and tear to which it is subjected. The sack consists of a back and a front 11. This back 10 is formed preferably of a single breadth of material and as it is desired to have the lower portion of the sack wider than the upper portion, the side edges of the upper portion of the sack are folded over as at 12, and stitched as at 13. This fold 12 becomes narrower and narrower as it extends downward and the fold terminates at any desired distance below the mouth of the sack as, for instance, at half the length of the sack. A shoulder strap 14 has its ends inserted within the upper ends of these folds 12 and lirmly stitched thereto, as shown in Figure 2, the upper end of the back breadth being turned over so as to form ahem 15. The front breadth 11 is also formed to provide a fold or hem 16 at its upper end and this front breadth extends downward nearly the full extent of the back breadth and is stitched at the side margins as at 17, to the back breadth. At itslower margin the front` breadth is hemmed or otherwise formed with a reenforcing fold 18 and just above this fold a strip 19 of canvas webbing, duck or the like is stitched to the front breadth 11 and extends entirely across the same.
Stitched at intervals toithe strip 19 are the transversely extending straps or loops 20, the middle portion of each loop being relatively` full. The back breadth 10 at its lower end is folded upon itself and reenforced at 21 and through reenforcedportion 21 are formed the rectangular openings 22 whichare button- 'hole stitched all around the opening. These openings 22 are so disposed as to permit the projection of the loops or straps through thesel openings in the manner shown in Figure Attached to one end of the reenforcing band 19 and to both the front and back breadths is the small strap and buckle 23 and attached to the other end of the reenforcing band 19 is the canvas strap 24 which is adapted to be passed beneath the loops 2O when the latter are projected through the openings 22 as shown in Figure 1, this strap 24 being then engaged with the buckle on the strap 23, thus locring the flap 25 formed by the extension of the back breadth 10 below the front breadth in its holding position. wish to be limited to this but preferably the front breadth will have its lateral margins folded inward so as to reenforce the side margins of the bag.
It will be seen that a bag constructed as described and illustrated is particularly strong and that inasmuch as the bag increases n capacity downward, the cotton will natur" ally move. downward within the bag as the worker feeds it into the mouth thereof. Thus the picked cotton works downward of itself towards the bottom of the bag, keeps the load off the picker and makes it a particularly easy sack to handle inasmuch as the discharge opening of the sack is at the lower end there` of. The harder the cotton is tamped or packed into the sack, the easier it is to get it out when the bottom Hap 25'is released. The flap 25 by my construction may be very readily held locked as it were in its closed position or may be very readily released as there (ila I do not lll is only one buckle to operato and the strap 2l is readily passed through or Withdrawn from the loops 20.
By attaching the strap 14C between the fol ded over upper ends ot the folds 12 and the back breadth l0, the strain on the strap is transmitted longitudinally throughout the length of the bag or throughout a substantial portion ot' its length. Thus the strap is not liable to pull out nor the bag to tear, lnasl much as the bag is reenforced by the strip 19, the shifting ot the strap 24e through the loops 2O will not act to wear out the bag at this point or weaken it. Of course it will be understood that this sack may be of any desired length, width and capacity and of any desired material suitable'i'or the purpose.
l. A cotton picking bag comprising a back breadth and a front breadth, the back breadth extending in both directions beyond the trout breadth, a shoulder strap attached to the upper end of the back breadth, a reenforcing member attached to the face of the front breadth adjacent its lower end and orrned with a plurality of loops, the lower end of the back breadth being reentorced and :termed with openings adapted to receive said loops when the back breadth is turned up over bottoni of the sack and comprising a backbreadth and a 'front breadth, the back breadth exten ding in both directions beyond the liront breadth, the back and front breadths being stitched to each other along their margins, the lateral margins of the back breadth being folded over upon the inner face ot the back breadth and the front breadth being attached to said folded over margins, a shoulder strap attached to the upper end of the back breadth and having its ends disposed within the upper ends of the folded over margins, the
outer face of the front breadth and the lower end of the back breadth beyond the front breadth having cooperating means for holding the lower end of the back breadth turned up over the lower end of the front breadth.
ln testimony whereof I hereunto atlix my signature. l
ROBERT H. MALONE.