US 1700641 A
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J. MEDLOCK Jan. 29, 1929.
BAG HOLDER Original Filed April 18, 192'! INVENTQR I (/l 'n 41mm 7 ATTdRNEYS P Patented Jan. 29,1929.
- atti JACK MEDLOCK, or GRANDFIELD, OKLAHOMA.
Application filed April 18, 1927, Seria1 No. 184,690. Renewed mem er 13, 1192s;
This invention relates to devices for holding and dispensing paper bags used so generally in retail stores and'has for its object the construction of a bag holder providing greater facilities for the insertion, retention and dispensing of bags'and arranged to be supported from or by any of'the means, devices or equipment commonly provided or encountered in stores generall One object of the invention is to provide a device of this character'providing a construction lending itself readily to manufacture by fmachine operation. I i 7 One feature of the invention resides in a yoke approximating in form an inverted U having the lower opposite ends of'the yoke bent inwardly'to form spaced walls providing opposed inset fiat bag-embracing jaws having alined openings to receive a bag sup- 9-0 porting nail or rod and having means to retain the nail or. rod when inserted.
A further object of the inventionis to provide a bag holderof this type having its upper port-ion slotted in alinement to provide a plurality of supporting means operating independently and in conjunction.
The advantages will be more fully appreciated by referenceto the following detailed specification when read in connection with 3 the accompanying drawing forming part thereof, and in which 2 Figure 1 is a perspective view of my bag holder in bag supporting position, v i V Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof Sl1OW- ing the relation'of the bag-embracing jaws and supporting nail to the bags.
Referring to the drawings by numerals, 1 indicates the rear or wallside of a bag embracing yoke, the front side of which is indicated at 2. This yoke, as will be seen from Figure 1"is formed of flat metal, bent stamping, or otherwise, to form a yoke approximating 111 shape an vinverted U, the
metal of the legs at opposite sides at the bot- H tom or open end of the U being bent inwardly at 3, thence upwardly as at 4 and finally rearwardly, as at 5, to form spaced walls at 0P1 posed sides of the yoke, these wallsprovi'ding flat bag-embracing jaws inset from the yoke.
I have indicated by the numeral 1, is provided adjacent to its upper end with a key- .hole slot 6 therein effective to seat over and retain the headed end of a nail, stud, etc., proavailable.
The side of the'yoke which in one position ofjecting from thewall and thereby to support the holder from the wall. At a point horizontally in alinement, theopposite side of the yoke which as shown, curvesinwardly upwardto join with the wall side 1, is provided with an elongated slot 7 therein, the metal within the area of theslot being bent upwardly as at t and its end downwardly as at 9 to form an auxiliary supporting hook adapted for engagement with various proecting surfaces tosupport thelbag holder The slots 6 and"? cooperate and are used conjointly in suspending the bagholde'r say,
as one of a series, on a horizontally extending wire or rod, (notshown). such as is frequently us'edfor bag suspending purposes. In this arrangement the bags and bag holders will hang inclined, since slots? will be above" slot 6. The angle at which the bags incline present their edges at an angle facilitating the separation of onefrom the, mass by the The bag-embracing jaws of my holder are perforated as at 10, Fig. 2 to permit the insertion therethrough of a nail, pin or rod 11, a nail being illustrated. The holders are all designed to be made of one standard size and preferably the standard size of a holder and nail, are made to coincide. The perforations .10 in the spaced walls of the bag-embracing aws act as guides for the nail 11, permitting a nail to be driven through a packet of bags inserted between the jaws of the holder, the 'v spaced walls in which these 'ierforations are formed acting as guides for the nail while it is being driven through the bags and .as guards thereafter.
It is not intended'that the bag supportmg nails should bedriven therefrom where a wall stud or nail is not,
through the rear wall 1 into the store counter or wall] On the contrary in order to facilitate refilling the nails or rods used are of a length to extend to the back wall with the nail and'the bags threaded thereon supported to refill it, it is'only necessary to move the closure to one'side and pull out the suspending nail, threading or drivmg the same through a newsupply ofbags as previously indicated.
Having describe'd'my invention what I- claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A bag holder formed of a strip of flat metal bent to form a yoke approximately of the shape of an inverted U, the lower ends of the strip being bent inwardly, upwardly and thence outwardly'forniing spacedwalls providing flat inset bag embracing jaws at opposite sides of the yoke, and having alined openings therethrough to the rear wall of the rearinost jaw, providing guiding and sup porting means for a suspending nail or rod for bags embraced between said jaws, and a movable closure for the front nail opening to retain the nail in bag suspending position, said yoke being formed with means-for engagement by a supporting medium. I
2. A bag holder formed of a strip o'l flat metal bent to forinan integral yoke approximating in shape an inverted U, the opposite lower open ends of which form bag embracing jaws, and are behtin rectangular shape and perforated to house and retain the opposite ends of a bag-suspending rod or nail, and. said yoke adjacent to its upper end being provided with alined slots arranged foruse conjointly, one of said aligned slots being formed toengage the head of an embedded fastener to support the holder independently ofthe other slot.
3. A bag holder formed of a strip of flat metal bent to form a yoke approximating in me er shape an inverted U, the endsof the strip at the lower open end of the U being bent inwardly to provide opposed inset bag emwhich is adapted by configuration to receive and retain a nail or othersupporting head and the metal from the area of the other slot being bent upwardly and backwardly to form an auxiliary supporting hook, said alined slots additionally permitting said yoke to'be strungand suspended on ahorizontal supporting wire or rod extendingthrough said alined slots.
4. A bag holder comprising a yoke approximating an inverted U in shape with one of its lower ends bentback upon itself to form a box perforated inone face only, to receive and guard the end of a suspending nail or wire inserted through an alined perforation in the other lower end of the yoke, with means detachably to hold in said other lower end the wire or nail so inserted.
5. A holder having bag embracing jaws terminating in rectangular box-like ends with alined nail-guiding perforations there in, the innermostv box-like end having its outer face, only, I perforated to provide through its inner face, a guard for the end of a bag suspending nail or wire.