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Publication numberUS1780880 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 4, 1930
Filing dateMar 25, 1930
Priority dateMar 25, 1930
Publication numberUS 1780880 A, US 1780880A, US-A-1780880, US1780880 A, US1780880A
InventorsJohnson Eric G
Original AssigneeLeonard M Davenport
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag clasp
US 1780880 A
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NW. 4, 193a. E G J N 1,780,880

BAG CLASP Filed March 25, 1950 Patented Nov. 4, 1930 PATENT OFFICE UNITED STATES En-Io G. :roHNsoN, on TREN'ION, NEW JEBSEY, ASSIGNOR or ONE-HALF TO LnoNAnn M; DAVENPORQ'OFTRENT'ON, NEW JERSEY BAG CLASP Application filed arches. 1930., Serial No. 433,790.

This invention relates to Clasps andfmore particularly'to clasps adapted'to close the open end of a bag or the like. I] An object of this invention is to provlde a clasp of the character described which is particularly adapted to close the open end of a laundry net bag.

Another object of this invention is to provide aresilient clasp which is so constructed 1 that it will securely'hold the open end of a net bag in closed condition, the clasp being so constructed'as not to injure the neck or upper end portion of the bag. V

. A further object of this invention is to provide a clasp of this character which is not provided with a sharp point so that the operator of the device will not be sub ected to injury through becoming prlcked by the point as is the case in the laundry pins at present in use.

'A- still further object of this invent on is to provide a clasp which will securely close the open end of a laundry bag and which will not slip ofi 'of the bag when it has become wet with soapy water or the like.

The above andvarious other objects and advantages of this invention will in part be described in and in part be understood from the following detailed description of the 3 present preferred embodiment, the same being illustrated in the accompanying .draw:

'ing wherein i' 1 Figure 1 is a detail side elevation of adevice constructedaccording to the preferred embodiment ofthis invention mounted on a laundry net bag;

Figure 2 is a detail top plan View of the device in closed position;

Figure 3 is a similar view but showingthe device in opened positlon; and

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Referring to the drawing wherein like nu-- merals of reference designate corresponding 4 parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 designates a laundry net bag of conventional construction, and the numeral 11 designates generally a clasp which is po-' sitioned at a point spaced downwardly from the open end of the bag and is adapted to firmly grip the folds of the bag therebetween so as to securely close the open end thereof.

having a fixed clamping portion 12 which is provided at the outer end portionthereof with a locking plate 18, and .aswinging clamping 'member 14 is formed integrally with the fixed member 12; and the open end I The clasp 11 comprises a resilient wire 15 of the swinging clamping member 14 is adapted to be engaged in the locking member 13. The fixed member 12 is'provided with a bag snare 16 intermediate the ends thereof, and a bag gripping portion\17 is posit oned intermediate the snare 16 and the clasp 13, the snare being arcuatelyformed,.

and the grip or bag clamping'iportion 17 is preferably bent rearwardly from the snare portion 16 and the outer end of the 'fixed clamping member 12 preferably extends longitudinally as at 18. Theinner end of the fixed member 12 is preferably looped v and bent inwardly soas to provide an anchormg member 19 which extends inwardly of the snare 16. The wire isthen bent so as to form a second snare portion 20' which 16 and the swinging clamping -member 14 'is complemental with thefirst snare portion is also bent as at 21 so as to provide a complemental bag gripping portion.

V The swinging clamping member 14 is also bent outwardly into a substantially straight line as at 22,'and the outer endof the swingwithin the lock-13 itwill lie substantially parallel with the extension 18 of thefixed member 12. r

Inthe use ofthis device; the neck portion or open end of the'bag is preferably rolled,

or bunched portion/of the bag against the anchoring member 19 and thereby force the 'ing clamping member 14 is preferablybent inwardly so that when the outer'end 15 of'the swinging clamping member is positioned member 19 to ezitend inwardly into the folds of the bag; 'The anchoring member '19 is preferably a substantially blunt so that-itwill not injure the-fabric of the bag when it is forced there- 7 into; It willlbe obvious that withathe use of.

this device, the neclr .portion of thebag will ,7

' be securely clampedwithin the clasp so that l the clasp will circumferential movement upon the bagi by ,means' of'the anchoring portion'19 and-the bag gripping portions 17. and 21.

be held againstlongitudinal or ith the use of-the safety pins which a're at present available, the fabric of the laundry netlbags is soon to-rnor broken and'in additl0I1'tbO tl1e injury tothe bag, the operator of the-device is frequently injured by reason zof th'eesharp point, and due to the material whichis placed within the bag anzinjuryof thiskind-frequently results-in infection;

Through the use ofthe deviceh'erein dis- 'closed,=the fabric of thebag is not pierced or injured in end; of the clasp, 1 vsubjected,to injury from the point, The

any manner and due tothe blunt the operator j thereof is not {clasp isinherently resilient andwill be main-,

'tained in ppen edposition by reason ti? its in- ,herent resiliency when the free end hasbeen which is spacedly positioned-from the body Q gripping portions 17 ;and 21 w-ill beposito engageaboutthe free released fromffthejlockingfimember 13', the

locking member '13'being of conventional con-' struction which; is provided with a lip E23 of-the locking member and whichis adapted end 15 0f the clasp. V

When-theclasp is in closed position-the bag tioned in intersecting relation to each other,

T the bag 10 beingad'apted to be firmly clamped -jtherebetween.

I As will benoted inigure lof -the drawingiwhen; the- .neck of the bag is rolled or bunched, the nwardly extending anchor ll) 7' will be forced intothefrolled or bunchedne't thereby preventing circumferential moventof the clasp: and a portion of the is clamped or gripped between the intersecting gripping members Hand '21 which cooperate with the anchor 19Ito holdythe clasp -,againstcircumferential and longitudinal movement and also cooperate with the snare portions 16 and 20 to maintain the neck of ithe bag closedandprevent'l'oss of the corn, tentsthereof. V V

i of course be understood '1 ions changes and modifications may be made in; the details of icohstruction and design-of the-above specifically described embodiment I of theinvention without departingfr'om the r-spirit' thereof, such changesand -1nodifica against said second the folds against 'l'ong'itudisaid wire having a looped inwardly extending anchoring tion thereof, and overlapping gripplng means positioned intermediate the free ends i and the inner endwhereby to securely grip a laundry net bag therebetween.

member at the inner end por- 2. 'Alclasp of rthe character described comprisingaresilient looped wire, the looppor tion of said wire extendinginwardly from one end thereof,;'a p'airof-aar'cuately inclined portions positionedintermediate the looped, and clamping means positioned intermediate said end the free ends of said wire,

z tr'cuately inclined portions and the free ends of'the wire whereby to firmly grip a laundry netbag'therebetweene .7 I

1; A1 clasp :ofthe. character:d es'cribed' comprising a looped wi remember, said looped Wirehavi ng a second loopextendinginward s' free portions. of. sa d wire 1 thereof, the being arcuately inclined spaced outwardly from said first loop,-

gripping means positioned intermediate, said arcuately inclined prising a resilient 'wire member, a (locking member secured to one end of said wire. and adapted to releasably engage the opposite endothereof, said wire having a pairJ-o'f ar locking the free ends vof the l. A' clasp .ofjthe, character. described comcuate portionsintermediate the ends thereof, an anchor integrally formedwith-said,

wire an'dad'apted to prevent turningof a laundry net bag'secured' ,within' said clasp,-

'and' gripping means integrally formed with 1 said wire and. positioned intermediate the free ends'thereof and said arcua'te'po'rtions,

said gripping means being adapted to preyenti longitudinal movement of the "clasp,

on the bagjand cooperating with-said an- ,chor "whereby to"v prevent circumferential.

movementof the clasp onthe bag, p 1

In testimony whereof 'I hereunto' ali'ix my signature. e v

tions being restricted only by the scope'of the following claims.

I What is claimed-his V 1 Y Arclaspv of the character described compris g tlo ped wire, ineansv for I e r n h 152 66 n sf- Said-wire together,

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2591632 *Jul 9, 1947Apr 1, 1952Crane CoWaste outlet crossbar
US2628396 *Oct 5, 1950Feb 17, 1953Amann Ralph WBag closure
US3076243 *Apr 25, 1960Feb 5, 1963Andre Fauteux HenriClothes pins
US4097967 *Apr 20, 1977Jul 4, 1978Conner Jr William NicholasSnap lock structure
US4361935 *Jun 9, 1980Dec 7, 1982Paxton Jerre HaleBag closure
US4663807 *Apr 15, 1986May 12, 1987Bozzo Michael JReusable clip
U.S. Classification24/30.50R, 24/710
International ClassificationB65D33/17, B65D33/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65D33/1675
European ClassificationB65D33/16F2