US 1692777 A
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Nov. 20, 1928. 1,692,777
T. E. JEWELL v PAPER LAUNDRY BAG Filed June 21, 1927 I so to fasten the same.
Patented Nov. 20, 1928.
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Application m Jane 21, 1921. Serial- 000,4.
My present invention is a novel and improved paper laundry bag, and is made by new and novel process.
The laundry bags at resent in use are made of paper, particular y for utilization in hotel rooms and the like, which necessarily are made of relatively strong, but light. manila paper or equivalent fibrous materiaL- Such aundry bags must be extremely cheap in con- 10 struction as they are destroyed by one use,
and heretofore great difficulty has been experienced with such articles in the provision of means for tying the same together, means or devices for suspending or hanging them on 1 books or the like preparatory to and during preliminary use, and all such prior forms and constructions, so far as I am aware, have been unsatisfactory. Such paper laundry bags, while bein li ht and yet strong, must have provision for anging up the same on hooks or supports in hotel rooms, it being customary for the user to open the bag and throw in soiled clothin to be sent to the laundry. The paper bag itself necessaril tears easily under such use, and would quic 1 become useless if any considerable weig t is at into the same. Furthermore, such paper Bags must have secured thereto in some suitable quick acting, readil operated way means eretofore it has been customary to simply secure a loop of thread or cord by a strip or tag pasted onto a part of the bag, and to attach to the open end of the bagfasteningdevices such as wire, wood,.tape,
as or cord. The pasting of loops of thread or cord for suspending such bags requires time,
difiiculty, expense, and skill as it is entirely a hand operation, and adds considerable to the expense of manufacture of suc paper 40 laundry bags. Furthermore, an ad itional hand operationis required to secure the fastening devices or means, such expense being often prohibitive, articularly for thecheaper grades of laundry ags. Since such bags are not sold, but simply used and destroyed by use, it will be appreciated that the item of exnse manual handlin etc. is one of ver 7 7 7 v y.
In my present invention Ihave' obviated so the difliculties heretofore experienced in manufacture and use of such pa r la'und bags, and have devised a novel an improve means which will simultaneously provide and strengthen the means for suspending the bag articles with'the bag thus hung on the hook I to-a hook or the like, and likewise provide suitable fastenin means. In carrymgiout. this invention 1 ave formed my improved laundry bag witha doubled or overla ping strip or portion at'the back through w ch a I hole or perforation is formed to permit hang ing of the bag on a hook. Thereupon I attach to this doubled rtion of the bag mate rial, by stapling or HE: like,and in a position to partially overlap the recessor hook receiving opening,a suitable cord or tape, or other fastening means. Thus, by my. novel construction I provide at once botlr the "teen and attach the 0105- m a speedy, simple,
forc hanging openin mg co d or tape, and all strong, and efiicient manner.
Further features, advantages, and novelt will be hereinafter-pointed out and claim Referring to thedrawings illustrating a v preferred embodiment of in present 1mproved bag made by my nove process,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a com leted pa er laundry ha Fig. 2 isa side view, partly in illustrating the same suspended to a hook on the wall, door, or other support.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view illustratmg the coo eration of the closin and strengthening cor at the doubled portlon.
cross It will lie-appreciated that my present ini I vention is readily applicable to /any form, style, shape, or size. of ha and. carry bulky soiled clothes, and ."suflicient strength therefor. a A typicalform of paper laundry bag is il desired, butfi's mainly intended foruse wit paper laundry; bags which are relatively large,. with censiderable capacity, and must be, able to' laold henoefotg lustrated at-l whereinstrong, ..li ht mini 1 paper is utilized,,.which bag may thus provides increased thicknesaahd cmbe of the V- type, square 'bottom -type,- or otherwise, hnt-' is formed with overlapping edges Z'and 3' along the'middle portion of front or back, I herein designated as the back. This (10th I bled portion is inade of substantial width and 2 gauged during the man'uiacture of the bag. i ["At an appropriate position in-the doubled portion 1sv formed a perforation 4 .onwhich the bag may be hungover a hook osecured to the wall, door, or other suitable support 6, When hung up for use it is customaryfor the user to throw in the soiled clothing or 5, as shown in Fig. 2, thereby putting a considerable strain on the paper portion around the hole 4. By the reenforced thickness as above noted with the double layers 2 and 3, I thus secure at the inception a considerable strength substantially equivalent to pasted reenforcements, butwithout the hand labor incident to such pasting actions.
Adjacent to the hole or recess 4 I apply the reentorclng and closing tape or cord 10 substantially overlapping the upper part of the opening 4 so that said cord will take up a considerable extent of the strainer load of the bag, particularly when full, on the hook 5. l
This tape or cord I secure to the doubled portion 2 and 3 by a pair of staples 1212 or other suitable attaching means. this simultaneously and instantly securing both the reenforcing for the hanging portion of the bag and a cord closing member 10 by the simple act of fixing the staples therethrough. A lurality of such staples 12 may be utilized, but ordinarily a pair of same at each side of oom??? the opening or recess 4 through the doubled portion 2 and 3 is usuallysu cient.
It will thus be seen that I have devised a.
simple, efiicient,'and novel method of simultaneously securing a hanging reenfor'cement and closing cord or tape'to laundry bags of this character, and I believe that thls process,
as well as the completed article, is distinctly new in this art and therefore wish to claim the same broadly.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:
An improved laundry bag of the type described comprising a paper bag having overlapping portions, a recess through said portions to receive a hook to hang the bag thereon, and a combined reenforcing tape or cord and bag closing member secured to the overlapped portions adjacent to the recess to cooperate therewith in supporting the bag when hung on a hook or like member.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.
THEODORE E. JEWELL.