|Publication number||US186918 A|
|Publication date||Feb 6, 1877|
|Publication number||US 186918 A, US 186918A, US-A-186918, US186918 A, US186918A|
|Inventors||Geobge M. Allen|
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|Referenced by (4), Classifications (1)|
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G. M. ALLEN.
Patented Feb. 6,1877.
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GEORGE M. ALLEN, OF HASTINGS, MINNESOTA.
IMPROVEMENT IN BAG-HOLDERS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 186,92 8, dated February 6, 1877; application filed October 31, 1876.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, GEORGE MELVIN ALLEN, of Hastings, in the county of Dakota and State of Minnesota, have invented certain. new and useful Improvements in Bag- Holders, of which the following is a specification:
This invention relates to devices for supporting bags, &c., while being filled and consists in a hopper, through which the grain, &c.,is poured, to the bottom of which a short slanting spout is attached, having a hinged leaf or wing,-which, when extended inside the bag by a suitable ratchet and pin, or its equivalent, serves to hold thebag fast to the spout while being filled, as hereinafter set forth.
In. the drawings, Figure 1 is a sectional side elevation, showing the method of securing the bag to the spout. Fig. 2 is a plan view. Fig. 3 is a sectional side elevation; and Fig. 4, a
. plan view, showing a variation of the same device made of sheet metal.
A is a small hopper, having an open bottom, to which a short slanting spout, B, is secured.
.G is a flat wooden leaf or wing hinged to the under side of the hopper A, and which has a strip, a, secured thereto, to assist in holding the bag as it is placed in position. This leaf has a metal strip or plate, b, having ratchetteeth in its lower edge, and which is hinged to the lower side of the leaf 0, as shown at d. This plate 1) passes through a slot in the side of the hopper A, in which a pin, 0, is secured, which engages with the ratchet-teeth, by which means the leaf 0 ma'y be adjusted and held to any position, or extended or depressed from the inside, at pleasure.
Its operation is as follows: One side of a bag, F, being drawn over the back of the slanting spout B at f, the other side is drawn over the edge of the wing O, which has been allowed to drop down by releasing the ratchet b. At the same time that the bag is drawn over the wing the wing is drawn back with it, and the ratchet, acting upon the pin 6, pre vents it from returning, and thus keepsthe bag extended. It is thus far self-acting. This position of the leaf causes it to form in the top of the bag, in conjunction with the slanting edgefof the spout'B, a dovetail, by which means the bag is firmly supported.
When the bag is full the ratchet b is released by pulling it up from the inside of the hopper, when the bag will fall of its own weight.
I do not wish to confine myself to the exact form of hopper and spout shown, as I am aware that it may be made in various ways.
Figs. 3 and 4 show a form of the device made of sheet metal, made in two halves, D E, and hinged in the center at 9, while the ratchet b is secured to one of the halves, D, and acts upon a pin in the other half, E.
It may be applied in various other ways; but I prefer the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2.
It may be mounted on a frame-work, for use about thrashing-machines, barns, farms, &c.; or it may be secured permanently to the spouts and hoppers .in mills, granaries, 86(5- What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The combination and arrangement of the hinged leaf 0, inclined spout B, and adjustable holding-ratchet I), when arranged and operated substantially as hereinbefore specified.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
e110. M. ALLEN.
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