US 1725864 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOSEPH JAMES, ANTIOCH, ILLINOIS.
Application filed July 2-1, 1927. Serial No. 207,334.
This invention relates to an improved type readily shirred to close the top of the bait of bait bag for different kinds of bait such bag. as frogs, grasshoppers, crabs, minnows, onnecting the bottom section and the top shrimps, etc., with said bag being constructsection of the bait bag is an intermediate 5 ed of cloth with screen windows and collapssection comprising a lower set and an upper (30 ible to occupy a small amount of space, so set of wire windows or screen sections 5 that the collapsed bag may be conveniently formed of copper screening of any desired i d a mesh. The side margins of the top and It is an object of this invention to provide lower set of screen windows 5 are connected a collapsible bait bag which when opened by longitudinally positioned cloth strips 6. 65 for use is adapted to be held in a cylindrical Connecting the upper margins of the lower form by means of an outer circular band or set of screen windows 5 with the lower marring member. gins of the upper screen windows is a transit is an important object of this inventlon verse ring or. band of cloth 7, which is posito provide a bait bag having the end sectioned substantially in the middle portion of 70 tions formed of cloth while the intermediate the bag and is adapted to form a seat for a section is formed of a plurality of wire or wire band or ring8 which serves to hold the screen sections connected by cloth stripsand intermediate section of the bag in a subaffording an arrangement whereby the bag stantially cylindrical form by bowing the may be held in a substantially cylindrical window screens of each set of said screens 75 form for use when a ring member is engaged outwardly away from one another to give the around the intermediate section of the bag. open bait bag a substantially cylindrical Other and further important objects of shape so that the same may be hung over the this invention will be apparent from the side of a boat or conveniently carried when disclosures in the specification and the acfilled with bait without any danger of the so companying drawings. bag collapsing or being squashed when This lnvention (1n a preferred form) is 11- opened.
lustrated in the drawings and hereinafter When the bait bag is not in use and empty more fully described. the ring 8 is removed, thereby permitting On the drawings: the two sets of wire windows to be collapsed 85 Figure 1 is a side elevation of a bait bag and to lay flat against one another, and perembodying the principles of this invention mitting the cloth bottom section and said top and set up ready for use. section to be collapsed into a flat form. The Figure 2 is a perspective view of the bait collapsed bag may now be bent over upon bag in collapsed form. itself by creasing the cloth band 7 as shown 90 Figure 8 is a transverse section of the bait in Figure 2 and then bending the bottom and bag taken on line III-III of Figure 1. top sections over against the flat screen see- As shown on the drawings: tions. The retaining ring 8 is then laid upon The improved bait bag of this invention the collapsed bag and is tied in position 40 comprises a base or lower section constructthereon by means of the two shirr strings 4. 95 ed of two pieces of canvas or khaki cloth, The collapsed bag occupies a comparatively with said base section stitched along two small amount of space and is of compact sides and across the bottom to permit the form so that the entire bag and the ring base section to be collapsed into a flat form member forming a part thereof may be conwith the two pieces'forming said section lyveniently carried in a persons pocket or be 100 ing one against the other, as illustrated in placed in a tackle box when not in use. Figure 2. The bait bag is also provided The improved bait bag is of simplified inwith a top section 2 formed of canvas or expensive construction adapted to be quickly khaki cloth or the like, and adapted to be set up for use and held in cylindrical form collapsed into a fiat form with one-half of by the removable outer ring 8. The screen 5 said top section lying against the other half. sections not only afford a means whereby the The upper margin of the top section 2 is bag may be held in a cylindrical shape by bent over and stitched'to form a shirr hem bowing the screen sections by means of the 3 through which double shirr strings 4 are outer ring but also serve to permit air and engaged to permit the top section to be, water to be circulated through the bag as well as allowing a person using View the contents thereof.
I am aware that many changes may be made, and numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention, and I therefore do not purpose limiting the patent granted hereon, otherwise than necessitated by the prior art.
I claim as my invention:
1. A. bait bag comprising a collapsible lower section, a collapsible upper section, means for shirring one end of the collapsible upper section, an intermediate wire section connecting the lower section with said upper section, and a ring member adapted to be removably engaged around the exterior of the intermediate wire section to hold the bag in expanded position for use.
2. A. bait bag comprising a collapsible lower cloth section, a collapsible upper cloth section, shirr strings connected with said collapsible upper cloth section, a plurality of screen window sections, cloth strips connecting the same to form an intermediate bag section connecting said collapsible lower section with said collapsible upper section and the bag to a wire ring removably engaged around said intermediate section to bow the screen window sections to cause the bag to assume a substantially cylindrical shape.
cloth body open at one end, means I r closing the open end of said body, a plurality of window screens inserted in said body and means removably engaged around the exterior of the bag between said window screens for bowing the window screens to cause the body to assume an expanded position for use.
4. A bait bag comprising a collapsiblelower section,a collapsible top section, means for shirring the collapsible top section, a pair of upper and lower wire screen sections connected to said lower section and said top section, a flexible band connecting said wire screen sections and a ring member adapted to be engaged around said flexible band to hold the bag in an expanded position for use.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name at Antioch, Lake County, Illinois.
JOSEPH 0. JAMES.
u. A bait bag comprising a collapsible