|Publication number||US1703620 A|
|Publication date||Feb 26, 1929|
|Filing date||May 3, 1926|
|Priority date||Apr 17, 1926|
|Also published as||DE469512C|
|Publication number||US 1703620 A, US 1703620A, US-A-1703620, US1703620 A, US1703620A|
|Inventors||Marsden Hamilton Ronald|
|Original Assignee||Marsden Hamilton Ronald|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (15), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 26, 1929. 1,703,620
. R. M. HAMILTON LAUNDRY TRANSPORT REGEPTACLE Filed May 5, 1926 Patented Feb. 26, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.)
RONALD MARSDEN HAMILTON, OF MALVERN, ENGLAND.
LAUNDRY TRANSPORT Racer-mom 1 Application filed. May-3, 1926, Serial No. 106,445, and in Great Britain April 17, 1926;
This invention has reference to washing charge systems, that lS'iLO say the method of and means for settling and determining charges or costs of variable quantities of washing which are sent to and'washed in laundries, by householders and other establishments; and it has primarily for its object and effect to provide an improved method or'means by which the costs or charges of various quantities of washing to be sent and done, would both to the customer and to the laundry man become satisfactorily and readily determined or fixed or made.
According to the present invention, the system of charging'is by bulk of the goods sent in a bag to the laundry; and while this bulk may vary week by week or other period, the
. invention provides nevertheless, that the 1 number of straps, with buckles, clips, rings, 7
right and fixed charge for a given quantity or bulk of washing sent to the laundry, will always be automatically furnished by apparatus or means employed 1 Namely, under this invention or system, clothes or articles to be sent to the laundry, are filled into the bag, and the bag has in connection with it a large cords or other suitable fasteners which go round it, and disposed in sequence in the direction of the length of the bag, and according to the portion of the bag filled by the quantity of clothes tovbe' sent, so will that strap, binder or fastener be selected which will close the bag directly above the point to which it is filled; each strap, binder or fastener thus serving as an. index of the quantity or bulk of clothes sent, and the charge associated with that index for such a quantity; and thus the bag apparatus automatically gives the washing cost of the parcel of goods.
For instance, when the bag is filled up to one strap, tie or hinder level, the'cost 'or charge of the wash will say be 1/', the'next binder 1/6, and the next 2/, and so on, or
a on any charge scale desired; and for the purpose hereinafter stated the spacings apart of the straps, rings or bindings may be progressively greater from the bottom tovthe mouth of the bag. By this arrangement, inasmuch as the collection and office expenses are the same for each bag-full or bundle, and the V 'tionately than that of a larger bundle, the
exact correct, charges for all size of bulk can be obtained, so that the profit-per cent of turnover remains constant.
Instead of a plurality of strapsor the like is filled and tied at that being used, the bag may. or loops on it, spaced apart as described; and a single buckleorclip strap may be used, and clippedor strapped onto or passed through the rin or loop at the point just above the level 0 the bulk of things in the bag. Or similar or equivalent means may be adopted to attain the above end;
An example of the application or carrying out of the invention is given in the annexed have a series ofrings drawings, which shows a bag, say atextile bag, of equal diameter, closed at one endthe bottomand open at the other-the mouthand with differently spaced tying, closing, or
'2 are the straps,,ties, or binders of any suitable kind, one end of each of which in the case shown issecured in line verticallyof the bag; 5
and associated with eachof these straps or binders, say marked on the bag adjacent to each of them or as desired, is the charge representing the cost of. the wash when the-bag level or point,'as shown in Figure 2.' Also varies, i. e. increases progressively from the bottom;
V The correct charges for all sizes of bulk as above pointed-out, being determined, the profit per cent of turnover remains constant.
. With regard to the straps, ties or bindin these ma be of leather, cord, banding, we bing, and maybe fastened by buckles, clips, tying or'in any suitable way. v
The modified form of packing, where at the points of closure rings or loops are used, is illustrated in Figure 3. In this case a single strap will be used, and atthe points of closure rings 3 are secured to the outside of the bag at points spaced apart, similarly as the straps 2 in Figure 1 are secured to the bag; and in connection with the variousrings, loose strap is employed which will be passed through the loop or ring 3 so as to close the bag at any point below which the bag will be 1' represents the bag in the case shown, the spacing of the straps, ties or bindings a single.
filled by the clothes or things to be sent, similarly as shown-"in Figure 2. This form of closing and fastening is thus the converse of that shown in Figures 1- and 2.
A further advantage'of the apparatus arranged as described and shown is that the, 7 cost ofmultiples of bulk ofwashings varies namely, that the greater the bulk, the relatively less it costs per unit of quantity.
the same size asthe top, said bag being provided with price designations thereon spaced apart in the direction of thelength of the bag and each corresponding in amount With the "price for a quantity oflaundry filling the bag to the point Wherethe designation is located, and means on the bagadjacentto each designation by Which thebagiican-be closed at the particular point determined by such price designation. a j' V In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
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|U.S. Classification||73/427, 232/1.00B, 73/429, 232/1.00R, 383/71, 383/2|