US 1714308 A
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May 21, 1929. J. F. GUNDERsoN 1,714,308
SACK HOLDER Filed March 20, 1928 FEF-72 Patented May 21, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. I
JOSEPH r. GUNDER-soN, ory PORTLAND, OREGON.
VApplicationv filed March 20, 1928. Serial No. 263,075.
'Ihis invention relates generally to the use of sacksas containers, and particularly to a means for holding the sacks in position for filling.
The mainobject of this, invention is to construct a sack holder which will sol hold filling of same. f
The second object is to construct a holder which will so hold the mouth of the sack that it will always be above the level of the material therein, and can be raised as it is filled.
The third object is to so construct the holder that it may readily be` supported against a wall or other object at the most convenient height.
The fourth object is to so construct the holder that it can readily ybe converted into a basket Vin which the open end of the the mouth of thel sack as to facilitate the sack is folded inwardly to prevent bruising of the contents of the sack.
The fifth object is to so construct the sack holder that it will be easy to manufacture, light in weight, and will collapse into a very small space.
These, and other objects, will become more apparent from the specification following as illustrated in the accompanying drawing,
in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device with one side thereof being moved to a folded position. Figure 2 is an end elevation of the device. Figure 3 is a perspective view of the holder insertedl into a sack preparatory to filling the same. Figure 4 shows the holder raised after the bottom of the sack is filled. Figure 5 shows the holder being used as a basket. Figure 6 is a perspective view showing the holder and sack supported from a wall. Figure 7 is a side elevation of the device when completely folded. Figure 8 is an enlarged section through a corner of the device.
Similar numbers of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
Referring in detail to the drawing the device consists of a rectangular wire frame of the same perimeter as the sack to be filled, the sides 10 and the ends 11 of the frame having eyes 12 formed at the corners thereof.V Slidably mounted in the eyes 12 are the legsV 13 whose lower ends are joined by a cross bar 14 and whose points 15 are provided with a shouldered offset 16.
shownin Figure 3) after which the holder The points l5 are also preferably flared out-` wardly to reduce any tendency for the point 15 to escape from the eyek 12, and also toireduce any tendency for the points to catchgon the hands or other objects while filling thesack.
The voperation of the device is as fol lows: `When filling a sack the legs 13 are moved to a perpendicular position with relation to the members 10 andare slipped downwardly into a sack 17 until the upper corners 18 of the sack can be caught by the points 15. Materials or objects may now be placed within the connes of the holder (as can be raised to the position shown in Figure 4, and so on until the sack is as full as desired. The corners 18 are then slipped off of the points 15 and the holder can bere-v moved by merely slipping same out of the sack, which can then be tied or sewed.
If it is desired to do the filling at a fixed height it is a simple matterto employ a pair 0f hooks 19 which may be fastened into a wall 20, over which one of the side :members 10 can be placed. The holder itself is held to a horizontal position by the legs 13 which are nearest the wall 20.
If it is desired to use the holder and the sack 21 as a basket then the holder is slipped to the bottom of the sack and the open end of the sack'is folded inwardly to the bottom of the basket thus formed to prevent any bruising of the materials placed therein.
l Owing to the manner in which the legs 13 pass through the eyes 12 it can be seen that while they are able to slide. therein and swing to a limited degree they are prevented from swinging inwardly past a vertical line. l In other words-the eye 12 forms 95 a stop for the leg 13 on its inward swing, and since this takes place at opposite sides of the sack holder it can be seen that once the'legs 13 are within the sack they are held rigidly perpendicular to the sides 10.
I am aware that many forms of'sa-ck holders have been constructed in the past; it is .therefore not my intention to cover such end of said frame having the open end thereof passing through a pair of said eyes in, a manner to permit said supports to slide With relation to said rectangular traine when parallel therewith, and to swing inwardly to a perpendicular position with relation tov said igranie.
2. A sack holder consisting of a rectangular frame having an eye formed in each corner thereof, a pair of U-shaped suliiporting elements having their open ends passing through said eyes from opposite sides orl said raine, the open ends of said Supporting elements having off-sets Jformed therein forming stops between traine and supporting elements.
A support 'for sacks consisting of a closed frame having eyes formed in -the periphery thereof, supporting legs for said frame adapted to pass slidably through said eyes and to be turned inwardly to a perpendicular position With relation yto the closed frame.
LA sack holder consisting of a closed Wire trarne having eyes formed at each corner thereof, and a pair of'U-shapedV supporting legs for said frame having oflsets formed at each open end thereof, said open ends passing inwardly through said eyes in opposite directions and adapted to have the Closed ends thereof swing inwardly toward a perpendicular position with relation to said traine Whensaid off-set portions are in said eyes.
JSEPH F. GUNDERSON.