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P. E. MORRILL BAG OR SACK TIE] Oct. 21, 1930.
Filed Aug. 31, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENT'OR PHIL/F .5. MORE/LL fiy'm y Arm/ME) Oct. 21, 1930.
P. E. MORRILL BAG OR SACK TIE Filed Aug. 31, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENT'OI? P/l/L/PE. Mame/u.
BYMf w ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 21, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE A PHILIP E. MORRILL, OF WEBSTER GROVES, MISSOURI, ASSIGNOR"TO BEMIS BRO. BAG ('10., OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, A CORPORATION OF MISSOURI BAG OR SAOK TIE Application filed August 81, 1929. Serial No. 889,629.
My-invention relates to improvements in bag or sack ties, and has for its primary object a tie especially for use in connection with paper bags, which is rovided with a reinforcement so that the ag will not be cut or ruptured during the tying process.
A further object is to'construct a bag or sack tie which may be either of wire or twine but in which the tie is provided with a reinforcement or shield so that upon the tie being firmly secured around the bag when closing the same no cutting of the bag material will occur. It is usual in closing bags, especially paper bags containing plaster, cement, and similar material, to close the mouth of the bag by passing a wire therearound and then twisting the same, and it frequently happens that when drawing the wire or tie close enough to securely close the mouth of the bag that the tie will cut into the bag thus causing leakage of the contents.
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the upper end of a bag with my improved tie in position.
Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view of the same taken immediately above the tie.
Fig. 3 is a face view of one form of tie with reinforcement thereon.
Fig. 4 is a similar view showing another method of attaching the reinforcement.
Fig. 5 is a plan view of another form of reinforcement.
Fig. 6 is a plan viewof still another form of reinforcement.
Fig. 7 is a plan view of a modified form of reinforcement.
Fig. 8 is a cross section taken on the line 88 of Fig. 7.
Fig. 9 is a plan view of another method of attaching the reinforcement.
Figs. 10, 11 and 12 are modifications showing still another manner of attaching the reinforcement, both to wires and cords.
Fig. 13 shows still another modified form of reinforcement or shield; and
Fig. 14 is a section taken on the line 1414 of Fig. 13.
In the construction of my device I employ a shield or reinforcement 15. This reinforcement is preferably formed of paper and may be either smooth paper or cre e paper. Adjacent the ends of the rein orcement 15 I form slots 16 through which the ends of a tie wire 17 are passed. The ends of the wire are preferably looped as indicated by the numeral 18 so that an implement can be inserted therein and upon being rotated the tie will be twisted and tightened around the bag so as to close the mouth thereof. In this way the bag can be tightly sealed but due to the reinforcement there is no probability of the bag 19 being cut-by the wire.
As illustrated in Fig. 3, 20 represents the reinforcement. This reinforcement is provided with slots 21 adjacent each end so that the wire 22 can be readily inserted. In this construction the loops 23 can be formed on the wire before the same is inserted, the slits or slots 21 being long enough to permit the passage of the loops therethrough.
In the modification shown in Fig. 4:, 24 represents the reinforcement, 25 the tie. In this instance I place strips 26 on the member 24 and secure them in position by an adhesive.
In Fig. 5, 27 represents the reinforcement or shield, 28 the tie. In this modification I punch openings 29 adjacent each end of the shield 27 and pass the tie therethrough. In this instance when wire is used, it is necessary to form one of the loops 30 in the end of the wire after it has been inserted.
In Fig. 6 the shield 31 is provided with punched openings 32 similar to the openings 29 in Fi 5, but in addition to these openings I provid ings 32 to the ends of the shield 31. In this way the tie 34 can be readily inserted after the loops 3,5 thereon have been formed. In Fig. 7 the shield 36 is folded around the tie 37 and the overlapping ends 38 and 39 are secured together by an adhesive so that the shield 36 will be substantially a loose sleeve surrounding the tie 37.,
In Fig. 9 the ends 40 of the shield 41 are folded over diagonally and then secured by means of a staple 42. This staple is so inserted that it not only secures the ends 40 together but also straddles the tie 43.
In Fig. 10 the shield 44 is provided with slits 33, which run from the openpunched openings 45 through which a cord 46 is passed.
In Fig. 11 the shield 47 has the cord 48 secured thereto by means of staples 49.
In Fig. 12 the shield 50 carries a tie wire 51, which has loops 52. The tie wire 51 is held on the shield 50 by means of staples 53.
In Fig. 13 I have disclosed a tie wire 54, which has loops 55. In this structure I use a plurality of strips of paper, or similar material, and wind them about the tie so that they will form a cylindrical body 56, which is intermediate the ends of the wire.
It will, therefore, be seen that in all my constructions I have furnished a shield or reinforcement for the wire, which is designed to be placed next to the bag so as to prevent the tie from cutting the bag.
While I have shown some of my structures with a wire and others with a cord, I do not desire to limit myself to the specific construction shown in the drawings as in devices in which wire is used a cord can be substituted, while in structures shown with cords, wires can be substituted without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Having fully described my invention what I claim is 1. A bag tie-comprising a tie member, and a flexible shield carried at its ends by said tie member.
2. A bag tie comprising a flexible tie memher, and a flexible shield carried near its ends by said tie member, said shield being of less length than said tie member.
3. A bag tie comprising a tie member, and a flexibleshield carried by said tie member, said shield being provided with means near the ends of said shield for attaching the same to said tie member.
4. A bag tie comprising a wire tie member, a flexible shield of less length than the Wire carried thereby at its ends, and loops formed on the ends of said tie member and adapted to receive an implement whereby the ends of said wire can be twisted together and the tie drawn tightly around the mouth of a bag.
5. A bag tie comprising a tie member, and a flexible shield of less length than said tie member surrounding the same.
6. A bag tie comprising a tie member, and a shield formed of tough paper carried by and partially surrounding said tie member.
7. A bag tie comprising a flexible tie memher, a shield formed of a. tough paper carried by said tie member, and means for securing said shield adjacent its ends to said tie.
8. In a bag tie, a strip of flexible material, said strip being so arranged that it can be readily secured adjacent its ends to a flexible bag tie so that when the tie is placed around A the mouth of a bag the major portion of said strip will be interposed between the bag and the tie.
'9. In a bag tie, a strip of flexible material,
said strip being arranged adjacent its ends for attachment to a flexible bag tic so that when said tie is placed around the mouth of a bag the flexible strip will be interposed between the bag and the tie whereby cutting of the bag by the tie'is prevented. I I
10. In a new article of manufacture a re inforcing member for bag ties comprising a tough flexible-member adapted to be inter-- posed between abag and a bag tie and partially surrounding said tie whereby the cutting of the bag by the tie is prevented.
11. A bag tie comprising a tie member adaptedto have its endportions secured together, a shield of less length than said tie member partially surrounding the same, said shield being substantially rectangular in form.
12. A bag. tie comprising a flexible tie member, a substantially rectangular shield of less length than said tie member carried thereby and partially surrounding the same, said tie member adapted to have its ends secured together so as to close a bag.
13. In a bag tie, a substantially rectangular strip of flexible material, said strip being arranged adjacent its ends for attachment to and partially surrounding a flexible bag I tie. so that when said tie is placed around the mouth of a bag the flexible strip will be interposed between the bag and tie whereby cutting of the'bag by the tie is prevented.
'14. The combination with a flexible freeended bag tie adapted to encircle the article which it is to bind or close and to be drawn close thereabout and secured in place by having its free ends united together, of a flexible, tough, free-ended shield united to the tie and adapted to be interposed between it and the article to which the tie is applied, to prevent the tie from cutting such'article, the ends of the tie extending beyond the ends of the shield to permit uniting of the tie ends without interference from the guard.
15.'The combination with a flexible freeended bag tie adapted to encircle the article which it is to bind or close and to be drawn close thereabout and secured in place by having its free ends united together, of a flexible, tough, free-ended shield united to the tie so the tie may move relative thereto and adapted to be interposed between it andthe article to which the tie is applied to prevent the tie from cutting such article, the ends of the tie extending beyond the ends of the shield to permit uniting of the tie ends withed to be interposed between it and the article to which the tie is applied to revent .the tie from cutting such article, he ends of the tie extending beyond the ends of the shield to permit uniting of the tie ends Without interference from the guard.
In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature.
PHILIP E. MORRILL.